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Tactics that ended apartheid in S. Africa can end it in IsraelBill Fletcher Jr. - The Mercury News - "Divestment from companies that benefit from the occupation is an opportunity for American citizens to do what our government leaders have refused to do: say that our money will not fund human rights abuses any longer"30/6/2008
Letter of protest to Canada`s NDP leader Jack Layton on UN racism conferenceJudy Haiven - I am enraged that you have decided to support the right-wing position that Canada should not participate in the conference against racism, commonly called Durban II28/6/2008
US and Israeli Jews Support UNICEF`s Decision to Cut Ties to LevievJews Against the Occupation/NYC (JATO), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD): Call on Anti-Defamation League to Reject Donations from Human Rights Violators 28/6/2008
Keep Israel out of elite economic club Ran HaCohen - EI - "If the OECD takes Israel in as a member country, it would prove its commitment to free market economy to be nothing but a joke." 25/6/2008
Former Mossad chief urges Israeli talks with HamasETGAR LEFKOVITS - J-lem Post - ""It is difficult to believe that it is possible to reach an understanding with the Palestinians without Hamas being part of the solution," Halevy said in an address to the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency for Israel board of governors meeting in Jerusalem." 25/6/2008
Breaking the Silence continue tours to HebronBtS - "Worst of all, this past Wed., the Chief of Police in Hebron, Avishai Peleg, caved in to settler rhetoric, and called BtS troublemakers and extremists." 25/6/2008
Please help ICRR convince the Israeli authorities to reconsider the denied entry of three women and others from the film industry Please sign our petition, and distribute it widely.22/6/2008
I am Mousa Abu MariaHaggai Matar, transl. Daphna Levit. A story of a peace activist, Mousa Abu Maria, recently under administrative detention. This man does not enjoy support of the State of Israel, unlike the Israelis chanting "Death to Arabs", shown in the video above.21/6/2008
2 peace activists attacked in Tel Aviv Yesh Gvul 21/6/2008
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Israeli Military Resisters Seek International Pressure to End Occupation of Palestinian Lands Between The Lines-"After observing the role of the Air Force in carrying out operations against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories in violation of international law, Neiman requested and was granted transfer to a non-active unit and later received a standard discharge letter. He was not prosecuted. "20/6/2008
EU Must Insist on Human Rights in Ties with Israel EMHRN - AIC - "A coalition of development, humanitarian, peace and human rights organisations [...] calls on the EU to take a clear and committed stance on all human rights issues and to give much greater priority to improving conditions on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territory during the upcoming negotiations process in which the details of the upgrade will be hammered out"19/6/2008
Police: Leftists in Hebron more dangerous than right-wing counterpartsEfrat Weiss - Ynet - `Extreme leftists antagonize settlers in the hope that the settlers will attack them,` local police say, `they have become an even greater threat than the anarchists` 16/6/2008
Leftists` solidarity regatta beachedRoi Mandel - Ynet - Boat owner hired to take floating leftist protest out to sea refuses to set sail when confronted with demonstrators wearing keffiyehs, waving Palestinian flags17/6/2008
ISM campaign against EU upgrading of relations with IsraelInternational Solidarity Movement - On the 16th June, the European Union will be discussing the possible upgrading of relations with Israel. Please send this letter to your various representatives and express your concern at this measure while Israel continues to flaunt international law.15/6/2008
LITTLE GIRLS Gush Shalom-Weekly Haaretz Ad. - "Hadeil al-Smieri, 9 years old, Was killed at home By an Israeli tank shell... In Gaza and Sderoth, Little girls want to live." 13/6/2008
Quebec student federation joins international boycott movementTadamon-Press release-"ASSE`s important stand also marks a critical opportunity for grassroots student and social movements in Quebec to challenge the Quebec and Canadian government complicity towards Israeli apartheid and today the outright support towards Israel`s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza by Canada`s Conservative government."13/6/2008
Letter to the Swedish Representative to EU re: Plan to Upgrade Ties with IsraelParticipants in the Sjövik seminar 2008-"Now is the time for the EU to assure the Palestinians that it is committed to the principal position the EU has taken in the peace process, (that all Israeli settlement activity “anywhere in the OPT, including east Jerusalem is illegal” and “threatens the viability of an agreed two-state solution”) It is for this reason that we are opposed to upgrading the Euro-Med policy with Israel on June 19th. "13/6/2008
Obama for Israel!! Laila El-Haddad - A Mother from Gaza - "I mean, c`mon, Jerusalem, the undivided capital of Israel? That`s very...how shall we say..Bushesque? Billy Graham? Yesterday? What was that about peace in 2008?" 11/6/2008
Anti Israel-lobby lobbyists in countryHERB KEINON - J-lem Post - "The lecture at the university has not been widely publicized."11/6/2008
3rd Annual Bilin Conference on peaceful resistance - a reportFriends of Freedom and Justice in Bilin - After reaching the entrance of the wall, Mohamed Nazal began reading the Conference`s final statement. As Nazal was reading, the Israeli Occupation Forces began firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the peaceful crowd (...) hitting Italian Judge Julio Tuscani who sustained head injuries.10/6/2008
Heating Up: The Battle for the Jewish voice and the Jewish soulDavid Mandelzys - (Cult)ure magazine - Why, here in Canada, where we are a minority amongst a Christian majority, do we advocate for and support a ‘Jewish State’ in the Middle East, where the non-Jewish minority are treated as second class citizens?10/6/2008
However long it takesAdam Keller - "Forty one years is a long time. It means that no one much below the age of fifty can really recall a time when Israel did not rule over the Palestinian territories; that whole two new generations of Israelis (and of Palestinians!) have grown up in this highly abnormal situation of built-in inequality and oppression, hatred and bloodshed. It means that the occupation has already lasted more than two-thirds of Israel`s total history (the so-celebrated sixty years...)"9/6/2008
Activists attacked in Tel Aviv Saturday night - help needed!Last night in Tel Aviv, a young woman and a young man who had participated in the anti-occupation demonstration were attacked by at least 5 thugs. If any of you have information or footage that can be of use, please contact us as soon as possible. Email: zohar_mil@yahoo.co.uk8/6/2008
RHR Needs Your Help - Letter Writing Campaign about Silwan...your involvement may make all the difference whether or not we are able to stop the extreme right wing group, "Elad," from causing further damage to Palestinian homes as they irresponsibly and unprofessionally carry out archaeological digs in the middle of the populated East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.7/6/2008
Call for letters urging release by the Israeli government of Nura El Hashlamounjane reynold-"It is almost two years since Nura El Hashlamoun was taken from her home in Hebron in the middle of the night. Since then she has been imprisoned without charge or trial and now it appears that if she does not accept deportation – a sentence that is illegal under international law – she will remain in jail, separated from her children, without any idea of how long her imprisonment will last."6/6/2008
Green and red lines - impressions of a three-day walkGershon Baskin - Jerusalem Post - When we were on top of the Gilboa, a group of girls from the Kedumim settlement was touring the area. The settlers` tour guide did not make any mention of the thousands of Palestinians living just below except for commenting on the strategic and religious importance of holding onto this land. 3/6/2008
Israeli police and special forces prevent Faisal Husseini memorial meeting in Jerusalem’s Hakawati TheaterMarian Houk - Ma`an News Agaency - "The Israelis have zero tolerance for any Palestinian voice, and it’s getting worse and worse. We have no government, the PLO does not weigh in, and the Palestinian National Authority is not active in stopping the march of the occupation. The Israelis are building settlements, continuing construction of The Wall, confiscating land, and our people are busy discussing ‘important matters’ to advance the negotiations. But there is no way the Israelis can prevent people forever from exercising their basic human rights to political expression and free speech”2/6/2008
Tutu: Silence on Gaza blockade shames us allDonald Macintyre - The Independent - "The Archbishop, mainly here on a UN mission to investigate what he called the Beit Hanoun massacre of 21 civilians by Israeli tank shelling 18 months ago, said: `All we had heard about conditions in Gaza – deprivation, a sense of despair, the lack of economic activity – had not prepared us for the stark reality which we saw`"2/6/2008
British Academic Union passes motion to consider boycotting IsraelSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - The University and College Union (UCU), the largest trade union and professional for professors and lecturers in the United Kingdom, voted overwhelmingly this week to support a motion that calls for union members to consider an academic boycott of Israeli universities. 1/6/2008
Gush Shalom calls for protesting singer Shlomo Gronich`s performance for the Silwan settlers and Irwin Moskowitz Send your protest to: shlomogronich@shlomogronich.com or to his personal manager: barsela10@gmail.com 1/6/2008
Dozens treated for tear gas inhalation at the weekly Bil`in protestFFJ - Iyad Burnat of the local committee against the Wall and Settlements said that the soldiers used a new army vehicle that fires tear gas at protesters. "It can fire 30 gas bombs in one go." Burnat told IMEMC1/6/2008
`You are not going to stay! Forget it!` Beate Zilversmidt reporting Peace Now demonstration in Ariel settlement - "Then Oppenheimer was allowed to take the megaphone, expected to tell us that the demonstration was over. But he turned around: "You are not going to stay! Forget it! You are 15 kilometres away from the border of Israel!" he succeeded to say before anybody understood what was happening."6/6/2008
PCATI calls on the Knesset not to pass the proposed amendment to the Detention of Illegal Combatants LawPCATI-Newsletter-"The purpose of the law is to make it possible to quickly and easily detain a large number of people without due process including the denial of representation by an attorney, the obligation to bring the detainee before a judge and the obligation to prove that an offense was committed. In practice, the law allows for detention without trial and no effective limitation on the length of detention but ... until the end of hostilities between the State of Israel and its enemies, or in other words, unlimited detention that can in practice become life imprisonment. .. may be applied to anyone including residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israeli citizens."6/6/2008
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