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Today in Palestine for May 27, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on recent events in the oPt. dn29/5/2016
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Ireland latest EU state to defend BDSKevin Squires--In another blow to the Israeli campaign to criminalize Palestine solidarity activism, the Irish government has affirmed that the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement represents a “legitimate” means of protest “intended to pressure Israel into ending the occupation.” dn29/5/2016
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Graduate Student Workers Resist New Attack on ResolutionLabor for Palestine--Three UAW Locals have overwhelmingly endorsed, by full member vote, to support boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) in solidarity with Palestinian workers and society. This grassroots momentum has only increased despite anti-democratic actions by higher up Union officials to quell debate on the issue among locals. dn29/5/2016
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What neoconservatives get wrong about U.S. Jews` relationship with IsraelMitchell Plitnick--As much as it chagrins the likes of Elliott Abrams, the increasing difficulty they are having with defending Israel’s policies is due to the policies they are working to defend. The longer the occupation continues, the less support it will find among Jews in the United States. dn29/5/2016
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Hundreds of academics call to boycott genocide conference in IsraelRami Younis - +972 -Academics condemn decision to hold a conference on genocide in Jerusalem at a time when Israel’s actions are ‘being viewed through lenses of ethnic cleansing and genocide.-rh25/5/2016
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Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in BerlinRalf Neukirch and Christoph Schult - Spiegel - Top Berlin officials are becoming less inclined to unconditionally support Israel. With the two-state solution increasingly unlikely, there is concern that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is "instrumentalizing" Germany`s friendship.-rh25/5/2016
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Mohammed al-Qeeq, former hunger striker and Palestinian journalist, released from Israeli prisonSamidoun - Palestinian journalist and former hunger striker Mohammed al-Qeeq was freed from Israeli prison on Thursday, 19 May. Al-Qeeq had been held in administrative detention without charge or trial, and engaged in a 94-day hunger strike demanding his release. His strike drew widespread Palestinian and international attention, and highlighted the issue of administrative detention and the imprisonment of Palestinian journalists.-rh25/5/2016
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Why are some Palestinians upset over Nakba commemoration?Ahmad Melhem - Al-Monitor - Al Jazeera correspondent Mirvat Sadeq posted on Facebook May 14, “The Nakba was not a matter of folklore. You cannot commemorate it with dabke dancing and folk songs. It was not a wedding where women wear embroidered dresses. The Nakba is not a celebration. It is a disaster and a continuous massacre against people and lands. Tragedies are not to be celebrated with horns and sirens.” Sadeq was referring to the alarm siren that the commemoration committee played for 68 seconds at noon on May 15 in Ramallah to signal the launching of the Nakba events.-rh 25/5/2016
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How Netanyahu Showed the Army Who’s Boss by Handing the Keys to the Far RightJ.J.Goldberg - Forward - By removing defense minister Moshe Yaalon, a former career soldier and military chief of staff who’s part and parcel of Israel Defense Forces culture, and replacing him with Lieberman, a frequent critic of the military brass, Netanyahu is showing the generals who’s boss. That may not be what Netanyahu intended in this latest round of coalition musical chairs, but that’s what happened.-rh 25/5/2016
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Today n Palestine for May 20, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries about current events in the oPt. dn22/5/2016
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The trauma remainsAsaf Kamer--Resisim is an organization which helps Israelis express their feelings and emotions after wars; It turns out, its not just soldiers on the front lines who are directly affected by the fighting. dn22/5/2016
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Defense Minister Yoav Zitun--With Avigdor Lieberman`s appointment to defense minister comes a whole world of accountability - from life and death decisions during wartime, to making sure Israel stays quiet while at peace; Here are some of Lieberman`s new responsibilities dn21/5/2016
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UN panel against torture flags `excessive force` by Israel JAMEY KEATEN--GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of "excessive use of force," including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas, and warned about authorities barring access to detained suspects, including minors.dn15/5/2016
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Today in Palestine for May 13, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn15/5/2016
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Yesh Din: Michael Sfard at the UN Security Council, 6.5.2016 (with link to soundcloud recording)Yesh Din - Adv. Michael Sfard explained to the council members that while Israeli law enforcement agencies succeed in solving crimes committed against Israeli citizens, apprehend the culprits, prosecute and severely punish them swiftly, and in many incidents even prevent the attack. But when the victim is Palestinian, Yesh Din`s data indicates that 85% of the investigations opened into ideologically motivated crime against Palestinians are closed due to police investigative failures. [10/5/2016
Today in Palestine for May 6, 2016Today in Palestine--Reports and Commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn8/5/2016
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Gaza: The Memories of War Still Haunt Us Noor Salha--It was a memorable and a tragic night at the same time. I wish I could forget those moments and everything that happened to us on that day. But I can’t. dn8/5/2016
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Hamas, Israel agree to de-escalationElior Levy--Brokered by international representatives, both sides have agreed to a cessation of hostilities; tensions between Hamas`s political and military wings, however, threaten its stability. dn8/5/2016
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A law banning torture in Israel? Don’t hold your breathAmjad Iraqi--An anti-torture law currently being drafted by the Justice Ministry is not enough to fix an entire legal system that allows the practice to be used against an occupied population. dn8/5/2016
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New West Bank settlement slated for soon-to-be evicted outpost residents: reporti24news--The Israeli Defense Ministry and settler organization Amana are planning to build a new settlement in the West Bank, in order to house residents of an illegal hilltop outpost that is due to be evacuated by the end of the year, Haaretz reports. dn8/5/2016
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Sanders has some agonizing choices to make as a trustee for millions of voters. (CNN) Ralph Nader--Senator Bernie Sanders has come a long way without other people’s advice. The progressive lone ranger is now leading in the polls nationally as the preferred candidate to defeat Donald Trump—ahead of Hillary in that matchup. Now, however, Bernie Sanders is facing the verdict of closed primaries in many states which bar independent voters from voting for any of the Democratic or Republican candidates.dn1/5/2016
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Livingstone muddies history to support claims on Hitler and Zionism Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem--Former London mayor confuses agency with intention, with fatal consequences for his garbled argument dn1/5/2016
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Palestinians demand apology from EurovisionAFP--After a document was leaked banning the flags of any non-UN member state, including the Palestinian flag, from the song contest, the PLO has denounced the `shameful, totally biased and unacceptable decision.`dn1/5/2016
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the American Anthropological Association’s Vote on the Academic Boycott of Israeli InstitutionsRoberto J. González David Price--The membership of the world’s largest professional association of anthropologists, the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is now in the midst of an election that will determine whether or not the Association will apply boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to Israeli academic institutions. This is the most challenging political issue facing American anthropologists since the Vietnam War, with both supporters and opponents passionately expressing their views in the media, at professional conferences, and in public forums. dn1/5/2016
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The West Bank, where one wrong move can get you killedSheren Khalel & Abed al Qaisi--“The people at the checkpoint said Abu Ismail lifted her hands and was trying to explain to the soldiers that it was an accident. Guns were aimed at her, then she reached into her purse and pulled out a folder of papers and tossed it at the border police, right before the police opened fire,” Hyat said. The dead siblings’ mother, Fatma, said the papers her daughter would have been holding were medical records. According to Fatma, her daughter was at the checkpoint with her brother after being referred to a specialistin Jerusalem by doctors in Ramallah. She had been having problems with one of her legs, Fatma said. Abu Ismail was shot, more than a dozen times according to accounts, her brother was fired on as he rushed to his sister’s aid. Both were left on the ground for nearly an hour before their bodies were moved, witnesses said. While Fatma’s daughter died almost instantly, Ibrahim is believed to have bled to death. dn1/5/2016
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Report: “Army Killed Four Palestinians In April”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The Abdullah Al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation has reported that the Israeli army killed four Palestinians, including a child and a woman, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, in April. 270 Palestinians, including 85 children, were injured, and 400, including 60 children, were kidnapped. Israel also confiscated 2500 of Dunams of Palestinian lands, and approved thousands of new colonialist units, while the army demolished 97 homes and structures" [ry] 2/5/2016
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Today in Palestine for April 29, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn1/5/2016
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