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Today in Palestine for August 29, 2012Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT that occured on or about August 29th. dn30/8/2012
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Squeezing the life out of Holocaust survivorsAsaf Lieberman--Defense Minister Ehud Barak refers to the sword hanging over our necks, in the form of an Iranian nuclear bomb, but a much more tangible sword hangs over the heads of Holocaust survivors.dn30/8/2012
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Burnt vehicle, racist slogans found in West Bank Palestinian neighborhood Amira Hass--WATCH: Graffiti found on the scene read `death to the enemy, vengeance against Arabs,` as well as `price tag Migron,` referring to the West Bank settlement of Migron which is set to be evacuated in the coming days. dn30/8/2012
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Occupied Lives--I hope to see my son before it is too latePCHR--5 years ago, Yahya Ahmad (28) was arrested while trying to cross the border fence to search for work in Israel. He was subsequently sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in the Nafkha Desert Prison in Israel. Since his imprisonment Yahya has not seen his family from Gaza. He is, however, allowed visits from his sister Khadija, who lives in Be’er Sheva, Israel. On 16 July 2012, the first organized prison visit in 5 years was allowed for 24 Gaza families. On the fourth of these prisioner visit, Yahya’s parents, Ahmad Eslayeh (86) and Aisha Eslayeh (75), finally got their turn to travel to Israel to see their son.dn30/8/2012
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Eyes on Israeli Military Court - a Collection of ImpressionsAddameer - "This booklet encompasses a series of reflections on the experience of Addameer volunteers and associates who visited the Israeli military courts situated in the occupied Palestinian territory, from 2009 to 2011. The contributors were asked to write about what they saw and how they felt during their time at the court, where they witnessed hearings for Palestinians accused of stone-throwing, involvement in demonstrations and other political activities deemed an offense according to Israeli military regulations. They saw Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds being tried in the courts, including minors, and the treatment of their families and lawyers during the hearings" 27/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for Sunday, August 26, 2012Today in Palestine--Reports and commentary on events in the OPT on or about Sunday, August 26, 2012. dn26/8/2012
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Israel`s slowing economy may pose trouble for NetanyahuEdmunc Sanders--Israel`s once-envied economy, which dodged the recent credit crunch and grew even amid the international recession, is heading toward choppier waters.dn26/8/2012
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Only a third of school dropouts receive support from Israel`s Education MinistryTalila Nesher--According to Central Bureau of Statistics data, dropouts account for around eight percent of students in each grade. dn26/8/2012
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Bus company backs driver who refused Palestinian passengers on boardHagai Mattar--An Israeli bus driver refused to take Palestinian passengers on board, was ordered to do so by police, and took his revenge by forcing them off the bus at the entrance to a settlement. The bus company: “The driver acted exactly as expected of him.” dn26/8/2012
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Photos on how soldiers crack down on Nabi Saleh protest+972 blog--Note the children whose mother is being detained and how the soldiers treat them. dn26/8/2012
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Hiroshima Survivors to Visit IsraelThe only democracy organization--The Hibakusha Peace Boat Project is a unique, civil society initiative that enables Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) to participate in around-the-world voyages to give personal testimonies about the effects of the atomic bombs, foster exchanges with youth and citizens around the world, and call for peace, international cooperation and a sustainable future. dn26/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for August 24, 2012Today in Palestine--reports and commentary on events in the OPT occurring on our about August 24, 2012. dn25/8/2012
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Open Letter to Prof. Deborah Estrin:[AcademicsforJustice] NYACT--Dear Professor Estrin: It has come to our attention that you have recently accepted an invitation to serve as a Professor of Computer Science at the new CornellNYC Tech campus scheduled to begin operations in New York City this Fall. While we understand how exciting this new career opportunity may seem to you, we at New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT) are very concerned not simply that you have agreed to teach and conduct research at this new campus but that you have done so in apparent disregard for the grave implications of doing so. dn 25/8/2012
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Non-Aligned Movement Urged To Step Up To Prevent A War On IranVeterans For Peace - Countercurrents - With the Non-Aligned Movement meeting this week in Tehran, Veterans For Peace is urging the organization of 120 nations not formally allied with any major power bloc to take steps to deter the Israeli-American threats of war against Iran over its nuclear enrichment program.-rh22/8/2012
Poster calls on Arab men to keep out of Jerusalem, away from Jewish girlsHaggai Matar - +972 - Following the recent lynch-style attack on Palestinian youths in Jerusalem, racist extremists are starting a campaign calling on Arab men to keep out of popular Jerusalem hangouts and avoid dating Jewish girls – for their own good.-rh 22/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for August 17, 2012Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the oPt on or about August 17, 2012. dn19/8/2012
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Israel`s new shut-ins: Migrants afraid to leave homeOr Kashti--Illegal migrants in Tel Aviv rely on activist groups for food. Increasingly desperate, some are even asking welfare authorities to take care of their children. dn19/8/2012
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Israel kicks out migrants – by changing their nationality and sending them to another countryMaeve McClenaghan--"It is a bad situation in South Sudan. If I go there I am sure something bad will happen to me" dn19/8/2012
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South Africa Jews, government clash over cancelled Israel visit Jeremy Gordin--Delegation of mayors bows to pressure from BDS group, calls off planned trip; deputy foreign minister: `We discourage South Africans from visiting Israel.` dn19/8/2012
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NGOs shocked by High Court`s imposition of NIS 45,000 in court costs Tomer Zarchin--The court imposed the fee on the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Physicians for Human Rights and the Adva Center, which had petitioned unsuccessfully to prevent doctors from offering private treatment in the public hospital being built in Ashdod. dn19/8/2012
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Poll: Israeli Jews oppose a unilateral strike on IranDahlia Scheindlin--Poll: Israeli Jews oppose a unilateral strike on Iran Most Israelis do not back the Prime Minister and Defense Minister’s call for a pre-emptive strike on Iran, but most won’t do much to oppose it either. Here are some numbers and thoughts on why. dn 19/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for August 15, 2012Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT on or about August 15. dn18/8/2012
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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 8 - 14 August 2012 OCHA--Israeli forces injure over 40 Palestinians in the West Bank and another farmer in the Gaza Strip. Also in the West Bank, settlers cut down 100 Palestinian-owned trees. Two structures demolished by Israeli authorities in the Bethlehem area. Update on access to East Jerusalem for Friday prayers. In Gaza, Rafah Crossing and tunnels partially resume operations. Power cuts reach up to 16 hours per day. dn 18/8/2012
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Book review: how Israeli school textbooks teach kids to hateAsa Winstanley - EI - “[Professor Nurit] Peled-Elhanan examines 17 Israeli school textbooks on history, geography and civic studies. Her conclusions are an indictment of the Israeli system of indoctrination and its cultivation of anti-Arab racism from an early age: ‘The books studied here harness the past to the benefit of the … Israeli policy of expansion, whether they were published during leftist or right-wing [education] ministries’”13/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for August 10, 2012Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT occurring from August 6-12, 2012. dn12/8/2012
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SA Government: "We strongly discourage South Africans from going to Israel".BDS South Africa--"Because of the treatment and policies of Israel towards the Palestinian people, we strongly discourage South Africans from going there [to Israel]...[and] any South African company from having anything to do with strengthening the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories." dn12/8/2012
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IDF catching African migrants inside Egyptian territoryThe Associated Press and Gili Cohen--According to a report released by Israeli human-rights organizations, IDF soldiers have been intercepting migrants before they reach the border, then turning them over to Egyptian forces. dn12/8/2012
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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 1 - 7 August 2012 OCHA--Israeli forces kill a Palestinian in Gaza and injure 18 others in the West Bank. No displacements recorded as a result of demolitions for the fourth consecutive week. In Gaza, the deadly attack in Sinai triggers the closure of Rafah, affecting access for hundreds of patients from Gaza to medical treatment abroad, and a halt of tunnel activity. Power crisis continues, with power cuts reaching up to ten hours per day. dn 11/8/2012
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Bogus allegations of "anti-Semitism" create real climate of fear for Arab, Muslim students in USNora Barrows-Friedman--Bogus allegations of "anti-Semitism" create real climate of fear for Arab, Muslim students in US. dn11/8/2012
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Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh – reviewJonathan Heawood - The Guardian – Anger co-exists with a sense of beauty in a valuable journal of West Bank life 6/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for August 3, 2012Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT on or around August 3, 2012. dn5/8/2012
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For some, widespread budget cuts mean paralysisOr Kashti--Although one in four people [Israelis dn] will need psychiatric health care in their lifetime, local facilities catering to them are facing stringent cutbacks. dn5/8/2012
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Child malnutrition remains high in West Bank and GazaSuhair Karam--Most aid organizations remain focused on temporary, short-term solutions rather than the underlying problems of food insecurity.dn5/8/2012
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Israeli Group Maps Palestinian RemovalsJillian Kestler-D`Amours--ROAD 60, OCCUPIED WEST BANK, Jul 30 2012 (IPS) - Sitting in an airconditioned car along Road 60 in the heart of the occupied West Bank, Ovad Arad explained how he goes about his job: driving unannounced into Palestinian towns and villages, taking photographs, having coffee with families, and leaving almost as quickly as he arrived. dn5/8/2012
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Today in Palestine for August 1, 2012Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events that have occurred on or about August 1, 2012. dn4/8/2012
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