|Nonviolent Action by Palestinians and Internationals Stops Settler Road||Christian Peacemaker Teams - At Tuwani Release - Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills village of Um al Kheir today changed the route of a road being constructed by settlers from the illegal settlement of Karmel. The villagers, acting with internationals, nonviolently blocked the road-building equipment as it prepared the roadbed on land which belongs to Palestinians living in the village of Um al Kheir.
|Encountering peace: Education for peace - who will stand up to the challenge? Part II||GERSHON BASKIN -
J-lem Post -
"If Israel is calling for the Palestinians to revise and reform their textbooks in the spirit of making peace, it must also look inside its own classrooms and do the same." ||29/4/2009|
|Who is next?||Ad in Ha`aretz - On Sunday this week police investigation was started against activists of "New Profile". This severe violation of the Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Association threatens all of us. Today New Profile is the target - tomorrow, all who dare to think independently, express themselves freely, and promote justice and equality.
|Free Gaza: “Disabled Europeans join Hope convoy heading to Gaza”||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - Convoy spokesman Ramy Abdu said that the convoy will also be bringing a number of “micro-electrical vehicles for disabled Gazans”, in addition to hearing and medical kits, and medical equipment.
|Remembering victims on both sides ||Josh Lichtenstein - YNET - Combatants for Peace to hold Memorial Day service commemorating Israeli, Palestinian victims of conflict||27/4/2009|
|Churchill`s Children: Guardian reading for Caryl Churchill`s Gaza play||Mark Brown - The Guardian - Churchill responded [to critics] by saying: "We should be able to disagree without accusations of antisemitism, which lead to a pantomime of `Oh yes you are`, `Oh no I`m not`, to distract attention from Israel"||27/4/2009|
| Seven Jewish Children||The Guardian - Watch Caryl Churchill`s play, Seven Jewish Children, which was written in response to the situation in Gaza in January this year||27/4/2009|
|New Profile Movement: Harsh Police Attack on Freedom of Expression ||New Profile, Press Statement - The Israeli police descended upon the homes of political activists, members of the feminist movement New Profile, which acts for the civil-ization of society in Israel and against the undue influence of the military on life in the country||27/4/2009|
|UK campaigners score victory towards arms embargo||Yasmin Khan - The Electronic Intifada - The British government`s announcement that it will be reviewing arms sales to Israel in light of the atrocities committed in Gaza earlier this year was surprising. The move represents a real victory for the Stop Arming Israel coalition, which began its campaign for a two-way arms embargo against Israel during its invasion of Lebanon in July 2006. ||26/4/2009|
|Sergeant Itay Melamed`s letter of refusal||Assaf Oron -
"I will not take part in the continuing oppression of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Territories, and will not participate in policing [Palestinians] and in guarding the settlements that are designed to perpetuate the oppression."
|Yesh Gvul`s: April 29 musical `LONG LIVE THE WARS TO COME` ||at the Arab-Hebrew Theatre in Jaffa - an alternative Independence Celebration.
|Palestinian campaigners criticize Iran for doing business with settlement-linked companies ||Ma`am New Agency - Following Iranian President Ahmadinejad`s controversial Geneva speech in which he called Israel "the most cruel and racist of regimes", Palestinian civil society groups are less than enthusiastic that Tehran`s municipality is engaging Veolia and Alstom for its transportation system - the same French companies involved in building the "Jerusalem Light Rail" - connecting the "Jewish neighborhoods" in unilaterally annexed East Jerusalem.
|Fourth Bil`in conference on grassroots popular resistance on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April || ||21/4/2009|
|A protest in support of Conscientious objector Netta Mishly||On Thursday April 23th, at 6 PM, we will meet at the corner of Ben Zion St. and King Gorge St. TA
|Aim to the Face and Shoot||Link to YouTube - On Friday 13, 2009 American Citizen Tristan Anderson was shot in the head by a Tear Gas Canister fired by Israeli Forces in the Village of Nil`in||20/4/2009|
|World Stands By As Gazans Sift Through Rubble Three Months after Ceasefire, Warn Aid Agencies||Coalition of international aid agencies - AIC - "Reconstruction in Gaza is severely constrained. Materials such as cement and reinforced steel rods are still being denied entry by Israel. This means that the 20,000 families—or at least 140,000 people—whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable as a result of the conflict are unable to rebuild their lives. […] Furthermore, some 35,000 people still do not have access to piped water or safe sewage disposal. […] Most food items and some medicines have been allowed in through the single crossing of Kerem Shalom, but entry remains erratic and many medicines remain out of stock"||20/4/2009|
|Tel Aviv protestors slam IDF `murder`||Maya Lecker - Yediot Aharonot -
Hundreds gather in Tel Aviv Saturday for march in honor of Palestinian killed in recent anti-fence rally in West Bank; `our blood is precious, we will continue to protest, support Palestinian resistance ` says anarchist activist||19/4/2009|
|Tuba kids walking back home from school- A recent CPT report and public call||Ehud Krinis - Villages Group - Of utmost concern for CPT and Operation Dove is the safe travel of Palestinian school children who walk from the nearby villages of Tuba and Magaher-al-Abeed to At-Tuwani’s elementary school. These school children face a treacherous daily walk past the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the illegal outpost of Havat Ma’on. For years, armed adult settlers have attacked, threatened and harassed the children along the path from Tuba to Tuwani. In 2004 the Knesset recommended that the Israeli military provide the children with an armed escort. However, since settlers constructed a gate across the road one year ago, the escort soldiers have refused to walk with the children far enough to ensure their safety.
|Don`t say we did not know #157||Eva -
"As far as is known, none of those lands have been expropriated."||15/4/2009|
|LOCAL GRASSROOTS COALITION CALLS ON CONGRESSMEN BINGAMAN, UDALL AND HEINRICH TO SUSPEND WEAPONS SALES TO ISRAEL||Press Release -
Stop $30 Billion to Israel -
"The military aid, which amounts to $3 billion per year of taxpayer money that Americans can ill afford, appears to be in violation of the Arms Export Control Act." ||14/4/2009|
|"Peace Talks"||April 17, 2009 from 10am to 1pm
Contact Info: Eyal: 052-688-2828||14/4/2009|
|U.K. Zionists defend Tesco supermarket chain`s anti-Israel hotline ||Cnaan Liphshiz -
"The British government has already decided to encourage "voluntary" separate labeling of West Bank products by chain stores."
|`Peace Talks` - April 17|| Time: April 17, 2009 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Caffe Yaffo in Jaffa
Street: Olei Zion 11
City/Town: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Contact Info: Eyal: 052-688-2828
Event Type: mepeace, peace talks
Organized By: Eyal Raviv - email@example.com||13/4/2009|
|Solidarity with Tristan Anderson: donate!||Tristan’s family is attempting to get the Israeli government to cover his healthcare costs, and we hope that they are successful in this endeavor. We are concerned, however, that they may not succeed, or that Tristan will face additional expenses during his path towards recovery. Please give what you can, everything helps.||11/4/2009|
|Canadian filmmaker John Greyson turns down offer to premiere at the Tel Aviv LGBT film festival||John Greyson - AIC - John Greyson, a prominent Canadian filmmaker, has recently turned down an offer to premiere his film Fig Trees at the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, in support of BDS. Greyson is a member of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.||11/4/2009|
|A convoy of hundreds of medical and food trucks heading to Gaza soon||European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza - It`s the time we move; European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza, (ECESG) is sending a big convoy of more than 100 trucks. We are going to deliver wheelchairs, medical tools and toys for the people of Gaza. We are going to provide medicines that currently ran out in Gaza. The convoy is to move early in May from many European countries like Britain, France, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria and Norway.||10/4/2009|
|Urgent action for Palestinian school children from Tuba and Maghaer-al-Abeed||MORGANTINI Luisa - Of utmost concern for CPT and Operation Dove is the safe travel of Palestinian school children who walk from the nearby villages of Tuba and Magaher-al-Abeed to At-Tuwani’s elementary school. These school children face a treacherous daily walk past the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the illegal outpost of Havat Ma’on. For years, armed adult settlers have attacked, threatened and harassed the children along the path from Tuba to Tuwani. In 2004 the Knesset recommended that the Israeli military provide the children with an armed escort. However, since settlers constructed a gate across the road one year ago, the escort soldiers have refused to walk with the children far enough to ensure their safety.||9/4/2009|
|Support George Bisharat!||George Bisharat has broken through in the Saturday New York Times with a devastating op- ed detailing Israel`s violations of international law in Gaza. Please write your letter supporting Bisharat`s position today, to firstname.lastname@example.org
|On Anti-Semitism, Boycotts, and the Case of Hermann Dierkes: An Open Letter from Jewish Peace Activists||Muliple authors - ZNet - No one has made any claims of anti-Semitism against Dierkes for anything other than his support of the boycott. Yet he has been accused of "pure anti-Semitism" (Dieter Graumann the Vice-President of the Central Jewish Council), of uttering words comparable to "a mass execution at the edge of a Ukrainian forest" (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung editorialist Achim Beer), and of expressing "Nazi propaganda" (Hendrik Wuest, General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Party). ||1/4/2009|
|Call to help set up speaking engagements and meetings||IPCRI Founder and Co-CEO Dr. Gershon Baskin is coming to the US on a cross-country speaking and fundraising tour
May 2-21, 2009
|Motorola drops bomb fuse unit following boycott campaign||The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel - EI - "Motorola has sold a controversial unit that produced bomb fuses and other equipment for the Israeli military, according to the Israeli financial newspaper Globes. The sale rids Motorola of some activities that had made it the target of a growing boycott in the US and worldwide. No explanation was offered in the media reports for the sale by Motorola Israel "||6/4/2009|
|Amnesty International: ask Secretary Clinton why the US continues to arm Israel||Despite strong evidence of the misuse of U.S. weapons against civilians in Gaza, Amnesty International recently revealed that the United States sent a massive new shipment of arms to Israel. The Wehr Elbe, a ship controlled by the U.S. Military Sealift Command, docked and unloaded several thousand tons of arms on March 22 at the Israeli port of Ashdod. Ask State Department officials why the United States would deliver these arms to Israel.||11/4/2009|
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