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PEN America drops Israel sponsorshipCharlotte Silver - EI - PEN America came under heavy criticism last year for accepting funding from the Israeli government, which jails Palestinian journalists and writers in Israel and the occupied West Bank for their work. More than 250 writers, poets and publishers, many members of PEN, had signed an appeal urging the group to end the relationship with Israel’s government. They include Wallace Shawn, Alice Walker, Eileen Myles, Louis Erdrich, Russel Bank, Cornel West, Junot Díaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen. [bz for dn]26/2/2017
Qalandia refugee camp: Youth block roads demanding PA intervene in case of Palestinian hunger strikersMa`an - Qalandia refugee camp residents Jamal Abu al-Leil, 50, and 47-year-old Raed Fayez Mteir declared hunger strikes on Feb. 16, after being imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial for one year under the widely-condemned policy of administrative detention. Israeli authorities have issued six-month administrative detention orders for the two prisoners three times since they were detained. The two have joined imprisoned journalist Muhammad al-Qiq who has been on hunger strike for at least 10 days to protest his administrative detention. [bz for dn]26/2/2017
Hundreds march in Hebron: `Open segregated Shuhada Street`Haggai Matar - +972 - Israeli soldiers fire volleys of tear gas to break up the protest, prevent the march from reaching the street Israel has forbidden Palestinians but not Jews from walking or driving down.[bz]25/2/2017
Guy Hirschfeld’s post on the Palestinian Jordan Valley:Guy Hirschfeld - Machsomwatch reports - While on our way we were already informed by phone that the bulldozer was seen on the road, escorted by the Civil Administration. Through our local contacts we located the forces. We will probably never quite understand the panic that seizes the locals when they feel that they’re next – some of them simply begin to evacuate their homes, knowing that the evil agents will not even let them get their meager possessions out in time.-rh 22/2/2017
12th anniversary of the popular resistance in Bil’inRamallah team - International Solidarity Movement - "Throughout these 12 years there have been protests every week by the people of the village, supported by both Israeli and international activists. These demonstrations have been met by serious repression by the Israeli military and police." - id 22/2/2017
Event involving Israeli Ambassador to Ireland cancelled following BDS protestsYnet - An event supposed to take place at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland involving Israeli Ambassador Ze’ev Boker was cancelled following pro-Palestinian protests and demonstrations. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "They obviously have no interest in helping efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." [bz]21/2/2017
B’Tselem: 2016 a record year in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homesElior Levy - Ynet - But although Ayoub and his family are required to evacuate the land, which the authorities say can only be used for agriculture, an outpost named Givat Salit has been established just 200 meters away. [bz for dn]19/2/2017
12 years strong: Hundreds march against Israel`s wall in Bil`inHaggai Matar - +972 - Perhaps finally learning the value of nonviolence from the villagers, the Israeli army did not disperse the weekly protest on Friday. Youth manage to pry open gate in the wall. Among the participants was a group of U.S. military veterans who came to stand in solidarity with the village and its struggle. ActiveStills photos and video included. [bz for dn]19/2/2017
Weekly marches against Israeli settlements launched in Bilin, Nilin, and Kafr QaddumMa`an News Agency - "In Bilin, the popular resistance committee against Israeli settlements and the separation wall organized a march to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the popular movement in the village. Palestinian officials also took part in the march, with Sheikh Nasser al-Qarm, a Palestinian judge, giving the Jumaa Khutbah -- the Islamic sermon before Friday prayers -- and commending the popular resistance in Bilin and its longstanding struggle against the Israeli occupation." ca17/2/2017
Over 100,000 Palestinians send Trump letters for PalestineYnet - "A massive public campaign urges Trump not to give up on Palestine by keeping with the longstanding US policy supporting a two-state solution; `All of the letters focused on the Palestinians’ right to freedom and self-determination, putting an end to the occupation,` says the director of the Palestinian youth center behond the campaign."17/2/2017
Using art to heal: Battling cancer in Gaza : One Palestinian female artist`s battle with cancer in Gaza. Aljazeera - Aya Abdulrahman was informed by her doctors that she would be dead by the end of 2014. At 21, she had seven malignant tumours. "Your daughter has two months left to live. You cannot do anything. Go home," the doctor told Abdulrahman`s mother. The painful news, however, did not stop her from pursuing her dreams. Since childhood, all Abdulrahman wanted to do was become an artist and leave her mark on the world through art. Abdulrahman seized every opportunity that came her way to display her paintings and drawings across the Gaza Strip and abroad, from Los Angeles to Morocco. She participated in art competitions, worked with sick and disabled children in Gaza to have them express themselves through art, and trained youth in drama and acting. After undergoing a series of surgeries over a three-year span, the locally renowned artist recovered in 2015.-rh 16/2/2017
Petition: Defend five Spanish activists persecuted for supporting Palestinian rights 15/2/2017
How Hamas prisoners elect leaders behind barsAdnan Abu Amer - Al Monitor - "Even locked in Israeli prisons, Hamas members contribute to the movement`s decision-making process by holding leadership elections every two years." - id 15/2/2017
Suggest questions for Senators to ask Trump`s Ambassador to Israel 14/2/2017
Palestine activists in Spain could face prison over Matisyahu boycott callAli Abunimah - EI - The legal complaint follows tactics advocated by the Israeli government to pursue and punish supporters of Palestinian rights using all means, including covert “black ops” and lawfare, lawsuits and prosecutions to sabotage and attack activists. Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister in charge of combating the BDS movement, vowed last year that “Soon, any activist who uses their influence to delegitimize the only Jewish state in the world will know they will pay a price for it.” [bz]14/2/2017
Berlin protesters target exploitive Israeli settler date producers BDS Berlin - Protesters picketed Fruit Logiscitica 2017, a major international agricultural fair held annually in Berlin. Visitors could not avoid the big signs held on the porch, before the entrance to the fair: "Boycott the companies which profit from Israeli Apartheid: Mhehadrin, Arava, Hadiklaim" and "Ignorance is a choice". The Israeli companies named participate in Fruit Logiscitica to promote their dates, which compete for the European consumer market. They neglect to tell visitors that most of these dates come from settlements in the Jordan Valley, part of the occupied West Bank, or that harvesting the dates is done by highly exploited, low paid Palestinian workers - many of them minors. [ak] 14/2/2017
Gaza`s starman aims to fight occupation with scienceYlenia Gostoli - Aljazeera - Palestinian astrophysicist Suleiman Baraka wants to put Palestine on the map for research in the field [ry]13/2/2017
Will EU be more open to ICC probe of Israeli settlements?Daoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - The sharp increase of Israeli settlement building since the swearing in of Donald Trump, coupled with the anger brewing in Europe over the new US president, is providing an opening for the Palestinians. Attempts to encourage the International Criminal Court (ICC) to initiate a probe into Israeli war crimes have received new life due to the rift between Washington and the European Union.-rh 9/2/2017
JVP: Stopping Friedman (and Netanyahu!) is our responsibilityAri Wohfeiler - Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) - In the streets and in the media, we`re going to make it known that we don`t accept Netanyahu`s silence on Trump`s Muslim Ban, his egging on of the wall on the US/Mexico border, his encouragement to move the US Embassy, or the thousands of new settlement homes he just approved. Friedman is the pivot point of all of this: it would be his job to maintain a US/Israeli relationship focused on accomplishing all of these destructive policy goals, and more. 8/2/2017
Petition: No to Ambassador Friendman, no to Jerusalem Embassy 8/2/2017
Tell the FIFA president to show Israel the red card 8/2/2017
Palestinians call for boycott of HyundaiAli Abunimah - EI - "...over the company’s failure to stop its construction equipment being used by Israel to destroy their homes and communities." - id 8/2/2017
New BDS call - Boycott Hyundai to end its involvement in Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinian communities 7/2/2017
B`Tselem: a semblance of legality to ongoing plunder Amit Gilutz - B`Tselem - The law passed by the Knesset proves yet again that Israel has no intention of ending its control over the Palestinians or its theft of their land. Lending a semblance of legality to this ongoing act of plunder is a disgrace for the state and its legislature. Passing the bill mere weeks after UN Security Council Resolution 2334 is a slap in the face of the international community. While enshrining the dispossession in law is a new development, in practice it is another facet of the massive land grab carried out openly for decades by declaring `state land`. [ak]7/2/2017
My sister is refusing to join the IDF — and I couldn`t be prouderAmitai Ben-Abba - +972 Magazine - In our childhood we would fight imaginary monsters. Today the monster of the occupation is far stronger — yet Atalya continues to bravely fight on, and is willing to pay the price for her beliefs. Atalya wrote the following in her statement of refusal: “I grew up in Jerusalem, so fear is no stranger to me. I know what it means not to take a bus because there’s an alert against an attack, what it means to hear gunshots and later learn of a terrorist attack on the other side of the street. That’s why I know so deeply that we cannot let this situation last.” Atalya could have avoided military army service in other ways, which don`t involve going to prison, but she wanted to make a statement against the military regime that systematically deprives Palestinians of their basic rights. [ak]7/2/2017
Dismantle the ghetto, take the settlers out of Hebron!Ahmad Jaradat - AIC - Palestinian groups in Hebron prepare for the annual commemoration of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre [ry]6/2/2017
Thousands march in Tel Aviv over demolition of Arab homesDov Lieber - Times of Israel - Abu Al-Qia’an’s widow, Amal Abu Sa’id, called for an end to “incitement, separation and racism” and urged a future of equality and coexistence. She accused the government of “declaring war on its citizens” at Umm al-Hiran and said Netanyahu was cynically using Arab home demolitions to mollify settlers angered by the court-ordered evacuation of Amona. “The choice to treat Bedouin citizens as enemies cost my dear husband his life as well as the life of officer Erez Levi…who in their unnecessary deaths paid for your reckless and irresponsible choices.” She called for the establishment of an independent investigative committee into the events in Umm al-Hiran. Abu Sa’id called the large and diverse crowd “proof Arab and Jews want to live together.” [bz]5/2/2017
They Destroy, We Are Building A Common Future - Tel Aviv march, Sat. Feb. 4 3/2/2017
Fri. Feb. 3 - a visit to threatened Silwan 3/2/2017
How Palestinian authorities plan to clamp down on cybercrimeEntsar Abu Jahal - Al-Monitor - The law would address all forms of electronic crimes, in light of the recent high number of cybercrimes in Palestine. Per Palestinian police statistics in Ramallah, 2016 witnessed more than 1,200 cybercrimes compared to 520 in 2015, according to officer Louay Azriqat, the spokesman for the Palestinian police in Ramallah.-rh 2/2/2017
Why I, as a Proud Israeli, Want the World to Boycott Us Ilana Hammerman - Haaretz -As an Israeli citizen and a woman engaged in public life, I declare that the state does not respect my basic right to live according to my conscience. The Judaism it is forcing upon me is not my Judaism. Furthermore, the nationalist and racist fanaticism of the government (led by its interior, culture and education ministers) is becoming more and more extreme, and contrary to the values I hold most dear. These iniquities are an internal concern of Israeli society and I have the right – and for now, at least, also the possibility – to fight for their correction from within society.-rh1/2/2017
Two families, die-hard protesters remain in AmonaYnet reporters & Reuters - Ynet - Police plan to first evacuate the remaining families of the 40 that have been evacuated that day, followed by the evacuation of those barricaded in the synagogue. Thursday morning, Ministry of Defense officials will commence the next stage of the evacuation—pack the belongings and removing the houses. Violent clashes had broken earlier in the afternoon as hundreds of activists staged fierce resistance against thousands of policemen deployed to the outpost to implement an evacuation ordered by the High Court of Justice (HCJ).-rh 1/2/2017
British Parliament to hold debate on Israeli settlements - Feb. 9 Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK) - On February 9, the British Parliament is due to hold a debate on Israeli settlement construction on the West Bank. Theresa May`s government had voted in the UN Security Council in favor of the anti-settlement Resolution 2334. But later on May - seeking to establish close ties with the incoming US President Trump - was manifestly lukewarm in her criticism of Israeli government policies. The PSC launced a petition, calling upon Britons to contact their MPs and urge them to "speak out about the stark impact of settlement building on Palestinian lives" and demand that the UK government "take concrete steps to cease all trade and financial ties with settlements". [ak] 31/1/2017
Council of Europe report accuses Israel of `systematic killing` in Gaza (including link to full report)Itamar Eichner - Y-net - The Council of Europe, meeting at Strasbourg, voted by a 45-12 majority to adopt a report sharply critical of Israeli conduct in the Gaza Strip. The report cites "Cases of the deliberate fatal shooting of individuals who posed no imminent danger to life, amounting to an appalling pattern of apparently systematic unlawful killings". As well as calling for an end to the siege of Gaza, the report calls on EU countries to back a formal investigation by the International Criminal Court. Israeli Knesset Member Eli Alaluf, who addressed the council to defend Israeli policies, asserted that "Israel wants to live in peace with its neighbors. Gaza is not under siege, but regulated". [ak] 31/1/2017
Alternative farming on the rise in besieged GazaMersiha Gadzo - Aljazeera - As fertile land shrinks and water crisis deepens, Palestinians are searching for different ways to feed their families [ry] 30/1/2017
Who’s Afraid of Nonviolence?MICHAEL CHABON and AYELET WALDMAN - NYT - Issa Amro, a native of the city of Hebron and a prominent Palestinian advocate of nonviolent resistance, has been waiting now for nearly two months to find out when he can expect to face trial in an Israeli military courtroom. He has been accused of a series of offenses ranging from demonstrating without a permit to “insulting a soldier.” The charge of insulting a soldier includes an incident in which a border policeman took Mr. Amro’s ID. Mr. Amro says he told the officer: “I want my ID back, I am not wanted, and if you had called to check you would know this. But you have not called, I know, I am not stupid.” The officer, however, insists that Mr. Amro called him stupid. [bz] 28/1/2017
Palestinians, it`s time to take our fight into the global arena: The non-stop incitement against Palestinian citizens of Israel from both the government and media prove the need for a new kind of resistance.Rami Younis - +972 - The goal of Palestinian citizens is not to be law-abiding Israelis. Their struggle is aimed at turning the country in which they live into a democratic state, and for all Palestinians to become free people with equal rights. Israel’s racist laws, designed to maintain Jewish supremacy, are presented to the world under the nonsense banner of “Jewish and democratic” in order to give a more progressive feel to the ethnic cleansing that has been going on from 1948 until today. Working within that system is not the right way, and we’ve had enough opportunities since 1948 to learn as much.-rh 26/1/2017
How one Gazan is preserving Palestinian heritage in his basementAhmed el-Komi - Al-Momitor - "To protect Palestine`s archaeological history, Marwan Shahwan has converted the basement of a Gaza house into a museum to hold the tens of thousands of artifacts he has been collecting for decades." - id 25/1/2017
Activists - attend trial of poet Dareen Tatour - Thur. Jan. 26 24/1/2017
Petition asking Aerosmith to heed the Palestinian BDS 24/1/2017
High Court freezes `Amona Deal`: setters will not be offered a new parcel of privately owned Palestinian landTovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post - The High Court in Jerusalem effectively put an end to the "deal" which the government offered to residents of the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona. After the court earlier ruled that the Amona settlers were illegally occupying privately-owned Palestinian land and had to vacate it, the government suggested that they move to nearby parcels of land, considered "abandoned property" under Israeli occupation law. However, the Israeli legal aid center "Yesh Din" offered proof that the plots in question were not "abandoned" but the valid property of other Palestinian owners. Thus, the court spiked the "deal". With time running out until the evacuation deadline of February 8, Netanyahu faces an onslaught by the settlers and their political allies. [ak] 24/1/2017
Um al-Hiran - emergency protests in Tel Aviv and J`lem 18/1/2017
Demonstrators demand return of martyrs bodies in Bethlehemal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The Zionist Israeli forces often take the bodies of murdered Palestinian martyrs and hold them, usually for long periods of time, threatening to bury them in unmarked graves in the cemetery of numbers if Palestinian resistance continues." - id18/1/2017
Report: Mossad Chief Worked for Firm Linked to Netanyahu`s Billionaire Friend Haaretz - Cohen returned to the Mossad in 2002. Since then, Cohen reportedly met Arnon Milchan dozens of times, both in Israel and abroad. Milchan was granted a place in Cohen`s inner circle when he was still head of Israel`s National Security Council under Netanyahu, Walla said. In 2015, the prime minister appointed Cohen to head the Mossad. A number of the reported meetings between Cohen and Milchan occurred in Los Angeles, where Cohen was sent by then Mossad Chief Meir Dagan to discuss the production of a movie about the secretive Israeli agency.-rh 18/1/2017
Antisemitism and its useful idiotsAmitai Ben-Abba -Mondoweiss - All over the world people who challenge Zionism are being accused of antisemitism. You might imagine the one group of dissidents who are safe from this kind of delegitimization is the Israeli Jews—we are not. This cruel irony, when exposed, may actually play a productive role in decoupling antisemitism and anti-Zionism. As actual antisemites take positions of power in the US government while maintaining a pro-Israel stance, the need to oppose the false accusations of antisemitism becomes ever more vital.-rh18/1/2017
Yesh Din group submits Palestinian objections over AmonaElisha Ben Kimon - Ynet - The process of building new homes for the evicted Amona residents began last week. Once the plots were announced, land owners had just 96 hours to petition the location of the designated land in the case that also these plots were on private Palestinian land. With Yesh Din involvement the Palestinian owners were able to petition the construction of the structures. [bz]17/1/2017
Palestinian villager and two Israeli activists detained when clinging to olive treesYa`akov Manor- Olive Harvest Coalition - Massive Israeli military forces and numerous bulldozers arrived at the Palestinian olive groves of farmers from Nabi Elias, Azun and Izbat Tabib, and embarked on mass uprooting of olive trees. Dozens of residents, as well as Israeli volunteers, scattered through the groves, clinging to olive trees in an effort to protect them from being uprooted. The army began expelling the protesters. A Palestinian villager and two Israelis were detained. [ak]17/1/2017
URGENT: Act now to prevent eviction of 100-year-old Musa Abu Al-Qian and family tomorrow 17/1/2017
J-Street: Some positive news from Capitol HillJeremy Ben-Ami - J Street - Something significant took place in the House of Representatives. It is not surprising that a resolution criticizing the Obama administration`s abstention at the UN Security Council did pass. What is new is that many principled Members of Congress protested and refused to support it - no less than 80 Members voted against. In the past, one-sided, inaccurate and unhelpful resolutions like this one would have passed with near unanimous support.We still have a long way to go - but this is a beginning. [ak] 17/1/2017
Non-violent Bethlehem march attacked by Israeli militaryIMEMC News - "The protesters chanted and marched while holding Palestinian flags and mock coffins, calling on the Israeli government to release the bodies of Palestinians who died or were killed in Israel" [ry]16/1/2017
Gaza is attracting the attention of Silicon Valley as young tech entrepreneurs push to solve problems themselvesChristopher M. Schroeder - recode - Tech gurus from Uber, Google, SoundCloud, Microsoft and 500 Startups have visited Gaza on their own dime as volunteers to mentor startups [ry]16/1/2017
250 high school students declare support for conscientious objectorsHaggai Matar--Over 240 Israeli high school students signed a petition on Friday morning in support of two conscientious objectors. The petition, organized by Mesarvot, an Israeli NGO that supports conscientious objectors, called to support Tamar Alon — a former student at Tel Aviv’s Ironi Alef High School, where the petition was circulated — and Tamar Ze’evi. The two are now serving their fourth stint in military prison for refusing to serve in the IDF due to their opposition to the occupation. dn 15/1/2017
Amnesty International: Israel engaged in `illegal conduct` during demolitions in QalansaweMa`an - Mayor of Qalansawe, Abd al-Basit Mansour, immediately resigned from his post in reaction to the demolition campaign, underscoring that the city had been fruitlessly waiting for the approval of a master plan for the area for 20 years. The day following the demolitions, Palestinian citizens declared a general strike across Israel, which included protests in dozens of Palestinian-majority towns and at least half a million Palestinians participating in the strike. [bz]14/1/2017
Thousands protest house demolitions in QalansaweHassan Shaalan - Ynet - "Demolishing houses means that the state also intends to occupy our lands, which are ours." " - "Unfortunately, the government wants to expel us from our lands at any price. If Netanyahu remains in the government, he`ll destroy our lives because this is a racist and discriminatory government." "They destroyed our homes to tell the residents of Amona and all the racists that they also destroy Arab communities [but without offering alternative housing-bz]14/1/2017
Zionist Camp MK`s message to the Israeli leftMazal Mualem--Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova of the Zionist Camp told Al-Monitor in an interview that she still believes a diplomatic agreement with the Palestinians is the only solution and that Israelis must realize that there is no way to totally end terror acts. dn14/1/2017
Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of IsraelKenneth Surin - CounterPunch - "Both Palestinians and South African blacks said they were willing to make the concomitant sacrifices.  Who are we to deny their request, unless we happen to be Zionists now or supporters of South African apartheid then?" - id 11/1/2017
Snowden and Vanunu: Spies, Whistleblowers, Movies and Books Eileen Fleming - The Arab Daily News - "Cindy said she had a sister in Rome and I thought I would be safe there until I could return to London. We went to movies and art galleries, I trusted her." - id But, as soon as I got into the apartment, I was hit on the head and drugged. When I woke up and they took me for interrogation, they threw the Times article on the table and said, ‘Look, what you did.’ I was so relieved they had published it and that I had done what I did…   11/1/2017
Petition for a public inquiry of Israeli UK Embassy 10/1/2017
Israelis Meet With President Abbas Ahead Of Paris Peace ConferenceEli Safran and Ibrahim Bushnak - Popular Resistance - Uri Avnery and Ran Cohen: Netanyahu should go to Paris – peace is a hope, not a threat. (...) “We will not take the path of violence and terror, we will continue to struggle by political means” - President Abbas. [ak] 10/1/2017
Portland halts investment in Caterpillar, IDF bulldozer supplier Nora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - In a unanimous vote, city council of Portland, Oregon decided to halt investment in the corporate securities of "Caterpillar", notorious for supplying the D-9 bulldozers which the IDF regularly uses in destroying Palestinian homes. The Portland city council rejected charges of "antisemitism" - pointing out that many of the activists urging this act are Jewish themselves, and that similar acts were taken towards companies involved in other forms of Human Rights violations - for example, "Wells Fargo" which is involved in running private prisons in the US itself. [ak] 10/1/2017
WATCH: Soldiers prevent Palestinians, Israelis from protesting togetherAhmad al-Bazz and Haggai Matar, Photos by Ahmad al-Bazz and Keren Manor / - +972 - Israeli activists had hoped to join Palestinians to protest a new settler-only road that would uproot hundreds of olive trees. The Israeli army saw to that [ry]9/1/2017
Can TED Talks Sell 50 Years of Israeli Occupation?Naomi Zeveloff--Israeli settlers are taking inspiration from TED talks to make their case to the world on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 War. dn8/1/2017
Thousands rally against incitement in Tel AvivAsaf Zagrizak--Several thousand Israelis came on Saturday night to Tel Aviv`s Rabin Square in a rally against incitement to violence and in a call for solidarity following the sharp divisions that have resounded in the country since the conviction of Sgt. Elor Azaria for manslaughter in the killing of the incapacitated Palestinian terrorist, Abed al Fatah a-Sharif, in March. dn8/1/2017
Gazans kick off new year with plans for spring comedy festivalAhmed el-Komi--At a launching ceremony held Dec. 29 at Rotus restaurant, Maimas for Media Production formally announced the planning of Gaza`s first comedy festival to be held March 2017. The ceremony, which the organizers offered as a positive end to a difficult year for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, included theatrical performances and comedy shows by five Palestinian comedians and live bands. dn 8/1/2017
WATCH: Palestinian women prevent West Bank home demolitionNatasha Roth - +972 - Israeli forces who turned up to demolish a home in the West Bank village of Budrus were met with an unexpected obstacle: dozens of Palestinian women protecting the house with their bodies. [bz]7/1/2017
Soldiers use force on non-violent protest against illegal West Bank outpostsHaggai Matar - +972 "Dozens of Palestinian and Israeli activists gathered in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, on Thursday morning in order to protest the establishment of new illegal outposts in the area. The demonstrators, from joint Arab Jewish activist group Ta’ayush, were forcefully dispersed by Israeli soldiers, who fired tear gas at them. The outposts remained where they were." ca6/1/2017
Will `earth shaking` revelation bring down Netanyahu?Ben Caspit - Al Monitor - Netanyahu, even before the investigation against him began, adopted tactics to make it clear that he has no intention of caving. To the contrary, in fact, Netanyahu intends to leverage his popularity and recruit his supporters, mainly the growing right-wing Israeli public, to constantly repeat one message: that he is being subjected to a political investigation and political persecution. In a meeting of the Likud faction hours before the investigators arrived at his residence, Netanyahu claimed that he would not have come under investigation if he had had different policies. Instead, he said, he was being obsessively persecuted by the media. Many of his Likud supporters agree with his assertion.-rh 4/1/2017
What we`re doing to protect your privacy: +972 and HTTPSMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - "From everyone at +972 Magazine, we wish you a more just, uncensored, and surveillance-free 2017." - id 4/1/2017
Petition to support Paris Peace Conference-scroll down for English-3/1/2017
Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinian employees of Hebron Rehabilitation CommitteeMa`an - HRC`s director, Imad Hamdan, said that such Israeli procedures “aim to obstruct the committee’s work in maintaining the cultural aspect of Hebron and protect it from the Israeli attempts to Judaize it.” [bz]3/1/2017
BDS: Provincial Council of Valencia Declares itself ‘Israeli Apartheid Free’IMEMC News & Agencies - The Provincial Council of Valencia (Diputación de Valéncia) recently became the 60th city in the Spanish state declaring itself “Free of Israeli Apartheid” [ry]2/1/2017
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