|Human-shield tactic works again in Gaza||Sonia Verma-Globe and Mail- "We consider it a new kind of resistance, highly successful, one that will serve us well against the Israeli enemy," said Jamila Shanti, a Hamas lawmaker from Beit Hanoun and founder of the party`s women`s wing. The fiery 50-year-old former philosophy professor is widely credited for coming up with the new strategy of using women as human shields to fend off Israeli attacks. She led the demonstration of women in Beit Hanoun on Nov. 3, which allowed dozens of Hamas militants to escape an Israeli siege on a mosque.
|Peace Now Sderot-Gaza convoy meets Anarchists on a tank||Adam Keller-The Other Israel- "I am Shirley, and I come here from Sderot. I identify with the aims of this rally, but I don`t agree with the end of what Gideon Levy said. You can`t measure the suffering of Sderot only by the number of the dead. I am working with children and youths and I see how this tension affects them. I saw how they were taken to a safe place, to a nice quiet beach, and when the lifeguard announced something trivial on the loudspeaker they were shaking with fear and instinctively looking for an air raid shelter. There is a whole traumatized generation growing there, in fear and hatred."||20/11/2006|
|Norwegian Trade Union calls for Arms Embargo Against the Occupation||Grassroots Anti-Wall Campaign - Stop the Wall Website - The Norwegian Civil Service Union, one of the largest unions of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, has voted in favour of a boycott of Israel in the form of an arms embargo. The Union has around 47,000 members and represent workers in national administration, civil service, public utilities as well as other enterprises in the public sector.||20/11/2006|
|Activists sieze Israeli military vehicles||Mijal Grinberg - Haaretz/Alternative Information Center - Soldiers in the area were caught unawares as the activists scattered dummies to symbolize body parts. ||19/11/2006|
|Beit Hanun Families planning suit against state||Lily Galili- Haaretz-"We know Israel does not recognize Palestinian claims, but this is a special case. There was no battle in the area and no Qassam came from us. These people were killed sleeping in their beds. Even Israel recognized that this is different and accepted responsibility, now it must compensate us."||17/11/2006|
|A Call to International actions against the siege on Gaza; Stop the Siege! Stop the War!||The coalition against the Siege on Gaza-"The community of peace organizations in Israel has joined together in a coordinated, major campaign to end the siege of Gaza and call upon Israel to embark upon negotiations with the Palestinian legitimate representative. Israel and the international community must respect the political choice of the Palestinian people."||17/11/2006|
|New peace initiative promoted by Spain, Italy and France ||AP -
The peace plan will be presented to an EU summit next month, Zapatero said, adding he hopes to win the backing of Britain and Germany as well...Eventually, a major international conference on Middle East peace should be held, he added, but did not specify if such a meeting should take place in Spain.
|Alice in Erez - The Gaza Crossing||Jennifer Loewenstein -
The next set of steel bars appears. The final tunnel chamber is divided into three corrals: one for the sub-humans from Gaza currently not allowed out at all; one for the pain-in-the-ass-visitors they haven`t figured out how to dispense with altogether like me; one wider than the other two- for the VIPs with diplomatic status who still have to be treated like guests. Anyone who has passed through Erez will find no hint of exaggeration in this description.
|German academics: Enough of special treatment for Israel||Eldad Beck -
Twenty five influential academics post petition calling on government to stop embracing Israel because of Holocaust, start embracing Palestinians as well
|Breaking the silence: Israeli soldiers speak out ||Christopher Brown -
"It`s a very terrifying moment because, in one second the military terminology and the way of thinking doesn`t apply to you anymore and in one second you lose the justification for 95 percent of actions you took part in the past two years and ten months.
|Gaza Humanitarian Crisis: A Joint Statement by Israel`s leading human rights organizations||"
Eight Israeli human rights organizations issued an unprecedented joint call to the international community to ensure human rights in the Gaza Strip. The statement comes in light of the dire humanitarian situation there:
Â· Some 80% of the population is extremely poor, living on less than $2 a day. A majority of the population is dependant on food aid from international donors...
|NOW OR NEVER: The knife is poised||Rabbi Arik W. Ascherman -
Rabbis For Human Rights -
"We have every indication that the Municipality intends to waste no time because they don’t want to hear anything more about the Dari family."
|Call for International actions against the siege on Gaza ||Coalition Against Gaza Siege - we need your help
|Montreal in solidarity with Beit Hanoun||Stefan Christoff - Electronic Intifada - Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the heart of Montreal reflecting growing international outrage toward the latest attack on Gaza.||12/11/2006|
|Palestinian-Israeli protest car convoy to Erez Checkpoint||Press release - (...) from Jerusalem to the Erez Checkpoint between the Gaza Strip and Israel in protest of the Israeli military aggression against Gaza and to demand the lifting of the siege imposed on the Palestinian people.
|In Nazareth; thousands protest the Beit Hanoun killings ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - Several protesters chanted slogans describing the Israeli government as a “bloody government” and a government of “war criminals”.
|Large Hebron sympathy protest turns into dangerous confrontation with Israeli Army: A CPT eyewitness report ||Jerry Levin - CPTHebron - "Hebron erupted in a large, spontaneous, and angry several hour`s long demonstration Wednesday. Its emphatic show of sympathy for the victims of an early morning Israeli military attack on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun was one of the most dangerous and potentially violent occupation mass protest here in more than two years."||9/11/2006|
|PEACE JOURNALISM – COVERING THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT – FAIR REPORTING?||IPCRI -
|Hamas: Israel must be wiped out ||Ali Waked -
Ynet News -
"Hamad added that "this is not a country of humans. These are animals and a group of gangs.""||8/11/2006|
|Update on Conscientious Objectors in Israeli Military Prison|| Omri Evron and Yakir Peretz were sentenced for another term of 14 days.||7/11/2006|
|Peace of no choice||Rabin rally recorded by Adam Keller, with extensive quotes of Grossman`s speech||7/11/2006|
|Stop the Siege! Stop the War! - Join the International Action Now !||Israeli Coalition Against the Gaza Siege ||6/11/2006|
| Volunteers for the olive harvest/ Canadian TV Documentary|| ||6/11/2006|
|Army attack non-violent protest in Al Khader village near Bethlehem city||Link to International Solidarity Movement report on the 3.11.06 demonstration at the tunnel checkpoint on route 60. "The olives and olive oil were dumped in the path of traffic, causing confusion on the road and a good deal of disruption for over an hour.
This symbolic action was intended to draw attention to the severe difficulties faced by Palestinian farmers, increasing numbers of whom cannot access their land.
|French protester shot by Israeli forces in Bil’in||ISM media team - ISM website - The 69-year old Frenchman Jose, a volunteer in the olive harvest, was shot in the wrist with live ammunition while filming a confrontation between Bil`in village youths and an army jeep which invaded the village. ||4/11/2006|
|Beit Hanoun women as role models||Qalqilia correspondent -Palestine News Network - "The Beit Hanoun women walked together to the mosque besieged by Israeli forces and sheltering members of the resistance on Friday. Israeli forces opened fire on the women, but many made it through to bring clothes to the men inside the mosque who were better able to escape the siege disguised as women."
|Peace Now calls Israeli acts against Palestinians `stupid.`||Saed Bannoura/Ramattan News Agency/Peace Now website - IMEMC -Peace Now spokeswoman Hagit Ofran described the Israeli government as idiotic, and slammed the continuous killings and offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Peace Now calls upon supporters to attend Rabin Memorial rally and raise signs reading: "Olmert, Peretz – you have deserted Rabin`s way!"
|MK Tibi meets with Palestinian FM Mahmoud Zahar in Cairo ||Yoav Stern -Haaretz - Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra`am-Ta`al) met with Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar of Hamas in Cairo on Friday. They discussed Israel`s military operation in Gaza and called on the international community to intervene in order to end the operation. This is the first meeting of an Israeli Knesset Member with a senior member of Hamas.
|Peace groups to use Rabin memorial to highlight plight of Gaza Palestinians ||Amiram Barkat - Itim/Haaretz -Peace organizations are preparing to protest the plight of Palestinians in Gaza during tonight`s memorial rally in Tel Aviv to mark the 11th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. During the rally groups are planning to distribute 2,000 black balloons with "S.O.S Gaza" written on them.
|Scottish RHR volunteer threatened with deportation ||ISM press release - email - Theresa McDermont, a volunteer from Scotland who came to pick olives with Palestinian farmers and Israeli rabbis today sits in an Israeli detention cell, awaiting deportation. She is not being charged with any crime.||10/11/2006|
|We overcame our fear ||Jameela al-Shanti in Beit Hanoun - Guardian - It is not easy as a mother, sister or wife to watch those you love disappear before your eyes. Perhaps that was what helped me, and 1,500 other women, to overcome our fear and defy the Israeli curfew last Friday - and set about freeing some of our young men who were besieged in a mosque while defending us and our city against the Israeli military machine.||10/11/2006|
|Far be it for you to do such a thing / Don`t Say You Didn`t Know||Rabbis for Human Rights / Amos Gvirtz - weekly email - As Jews all over the world read this week that even God must not kill innocent people, the State of Israel continues to play God by deciding when they can rain down fire and brimstone on civilians in the name of self defense."||10/11/2006|
|Jewish appeal to EU to act impartially regarding Gaza catastrophe||EJJP press release - email - As European citizens we are not willing to be silent about crimes being committed against a captive, occupied people, who are the victims of the events of European history. As Jews we will not make the same mistake which we have often blamed others for, silence about crimes against humanity. On the eve of 9 November, the monstrous November Pogrom of 1938, we state loudly and clearly that the State of Israel, with these acts, is desecrating the name and reputation of Jews everywhere.||10/11/2006|
|Stop the siege on Gaza! Stop the war!||Israeli Peace Organisations - "A month of activities is planned including demonstrations, public events, lobby and more"
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