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|Today in Palestine ||compilation of events, data, and commentary
|The Nakba was erased from a French textbook||Dominique Vidal [translation Anat Guthmann]--According to a wire story of the Agence France Presse (AFP) dated July 4, "passages from a new contemporary history textbooks aimed for eleventh grade general studies, challenged by Jewish organizations, will be "modified" for the occasion of printing the final version, said the publisher Hachette Education on Monday".
|Boycott Law is unconstitutional and anti-democratic, stifling criticism of policy in the Occupied Territories ||Gush Shalom - Press Release - The appeal states that the new law violates basic democratic principles: "The parliamentary majority seeks, through the Boycott Law as by other pieces of legislation, to silence any criticism of government policy in general and of government policy in the Occupied Territories in particular, and to prevent an open and productive political dialogue, which constitutes the basis for a functioning democratic regime" (art. 7).
|Today in Palestine||compilation of events and commentaries||10/7/2011|
|Free Gaza Movement Supports Call for military embargo on Israel||Free Gaza Org--(London, 9 July 2011) - The Free Gaza Movement welcomes, endorses, and supports the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC) call for an immediate and comprehensive military embargo on Israel.||10/7/2011|
|call for a comprehensive military embargo on Israel||BNC--Palestinian civil society, as broadly represented within the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), has today issued an international call for a comprehensive military embargo on Israel
|Foreign pro-Palestinian activists clash with IDF in West Bank||Haaretz--Several dozen leftists, including a number of foreign activists who arrived in Israel in recent days as part of the "fly-in", clashed with Israel security forces during a demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Saturday, Channel 10 reported.||10/7/2011|
|Aid Flotilla Debate--What Gaza Really Needs||Juliane von Mittelstaedt--The Gaza Strip flotilla is stuck in Greece, blocked by the coast guard. Activists are increasingly unlikely to make it to Gaza, but questions remain. Do people there really need 3,000 tons of aid supplies? Does Israel`s blockade make the lives of the 1.7 million residents there so unbearable that health, security and the well-being of society are endangered? Debate over these questions has become increasingly heated in recent weeks, but everyone has a different answer. ||10/7/2011|
|Report: Foreign pro-Palestinian activists clash with IDF in West Bank||Haaretz--Four `fly-in` activists taken in for questioning at demonstration in West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Channel 10 reports.||10/7/2011|
| `Israel-Turkey talks to resume in NY`||Turkish diplomat tells Hürriyet daily that despite failure to resolve differences, countries` representatives will hold another round of negotiations in late July
|Fight the outsourcing of the siege to Europe||Dror Feiler--There is a media war ouside and we need all your support. Israel and its allies are spreading fauls info, dont belive all you read about ships being stopped, detained and other rummors.[dn]||9/7/2011|
|Dozens to be deported, 5 Israeli activists arrested||Joseph Dana--Dozens to be deported from TLV airport, 5 Israeli activists arrested
More than 60 ‘Welcome to Palestine’ activists reportedly barred from entering Israel and will spend the weekend in detention facilities, while hundreds others banned from boarding flights; bystanders jeer, assault Israeli activists as police look on.
|Anticipated as Final Hearing in Corrie Case ||Rachel Corrie Foundation--Col. Pinhas (Pinky) Zuaretz Testimony Scheduled for Sunday, July 10 Anticipated as Final Hearing in Corrie Case ||3/7/2011|
|Press Release ÈíÇä ÕÍÝí Hundreds of Internationals and Hundreds of Palestinians Gear-up for July||Mazin Qumsiyeh--Some 40 Palestinian civil society organizations, popular resistance
committees, and political factions announce the launching of the “Welcome to Palestine” initiative July 8-16 where hundreds of Internationals will work with hundreds of Palestinians for Peace. The hundreds of men, women, and children will arrive July 8 at the Lod Airport. The international community must recognize the basic human right to receive visitors from abroad and support the right of their own citizens to travel to Palestine without harassment. Where Israel works to isolate us, we invite all to join with us openly and proudly. We do not accept the attempts to keep us apart or to force us to speak less than with full honesty.
|LATEST FLOTILLA UPDATES||FPM Delegation in Athens--Middle East Quartet discourages Gaza flotillas
NEW YORK - The Middle East diplomatic Quartet on Saturday discouraged new flotillas from sailing to Gaza to provide humanitarian aid, it said in a statement.
| Gaza flotilla activists determined to set sail ||Yuval Mann--Despite setbacks, sail organizers refuse to give up. `We are determined to reach Gaza one way or the other – This ain`t over,` says passenger. Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry denies accusations that Israel sabotaged boats, calling them `ridiculous, paranoid`[dn]||3/7/2011|
|Stuck in Dock, Flotilla Activists See the Hand of Israel||SCOTT SAYARE--Echoing a majority view among participants here, Johnny Leo Johansen, a ponytailed Norwegian photographer and activist, put it this way: “It’s like they’ve moved the blockade from Gaza to Greece.” On Friday the coast guard stopped the American boat in the flotilla, The Audacity of Hope, about one mile out to sea, quashing the initial excitement of the passengers, who were surprised to have been allowed to leave the harbor at all. ||3/7/2011|
|Greece bars Gaza Strip-bound aid flotilla ||France24-- Greece has banned Gaza Strip-bound ships from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen US activists seeking to deliver aid to the Palestinian territory was asked to return after departing without permission. By News Wires (text) AP - Greece on Friday banned ships heading to the Gaza Strip from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen Americans which left port without permission was asked to return.||3/7/2011|
|No Minor Matter: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors Arrested by Israel on Suspicion of Stone-Throwing, July 2011 ||B`Tselem - "From the beginning of 2005 to the end of 2010, at least 835 Palestinian minors were arrested and tried in military courts in the West Bank on charges of stone throwing. Thirty-four of them were aged 12-13, 255 were 14-15, 546 were 16-17. Only one of the 835 was acquitted; all the rest were found guilty"||18/7/2011|
|Today in Palestine||Compilation of events in WB and Gaza
|Trial Updates||Rachel Corrie Foundation--Trial Updates
Updated July 11, 2011
From the LA Times:
Rachel Corrieï¿½s parents say Israel withholding evidence in wrongful-death suit
At the conclusion of a 16-month-long trial concerning the 2003 death of their daughter, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie accused Israelï¿½s military of failing to turn over key surveillance video taken at the Gaza Strip field where Corrie was run over by an Israeli military bulldozer.
At a news conference Monday in Jerusalem, the Corrie family ï¿½ which is pursuing a civil lawsuit against Israel ï¿½ said the military has only provided the court with one black-and-white video, depicting events before and after Corrie was killed.
But the family says other video exists, including color images that were released by an Israel Defense Forces official and used in an Israeli television documentary. The family also obtained a third video.
|Greece bars Gaza Strip-bound aid flotilla ||France24-- Greece has banned Gaza Strip-bound ships from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen US activists seeking to deliver aid to the Palestinian territory was asked to return after departing without permission. By News Wires (text) AP - Greece on Friday banned ships heading to the Gaza Strip from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen Americans which left port without permission was asked to return. [dn]||2/7/2011|
|The Battle Over the Gaza Flotilla||Joseph Dana--On Thursday, the passengers of the Audacity of Hope, the US boat in the “Freedom Flotilla 2” to Gaza—a convoy of ten boats, two cargo ships and some 300 civilians—emerged from their hotel on the edge of an Athens turned upside down. The air was heavy from the stench of garbage and tear gas, after two days of a general strike and fighting between police and demonstrators protesting the latest austerity measures. But the dramatic urban landscape barely caught the passengers’ attention as they boarded a chartered bus to a distant Athenian port, kept secret until then due to security concerns. [dn]||2/7/2011|
|The blockade of Gaza reaches the shores of Greece||JPLO-OLP--As it attempts to sail, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, blockaded in Greece
Greek coast guard are now on board the Tahrir attempting to arrest Sandra Rush, Jewish Canadian member of the Canada boat to Gaza Steering Committee, who is refusing to surrender boat`s registration papers.
|Today in Palestine||compilation of recent events and commentary
|Israel trying to find formula enabling peace mediators to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks||Associated Press--Israel is trying to find “a formula” that will enable Mideast peace mediators to agree on a way to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Friday.
|Turkish PM: No normalization with Israel without apology, end of Gaza blockade||Haaretz--Speaking at a conference in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterates his demand for an apology and compensation for those killed on the Gaza-bound ship last year.
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