|Visiting and listening in Al Aqaba||Jeffry Goebel - An American activist involved in conflict resolution through consensus building, with much experience with Native American communities and in Mali, tells of his experiece in the embattled village of Aqaba on the West Bank||31/3/2012|
|Al Jazeerah-In Pictures: Commemorating Land Day || ||31/3/2012|
|Land day - Qalandia - a video by Israel Puterman|| ||31/3/2012|
|March 30, 2012 Land day at Qalandia - a photo report ||Tal King - Then they used something I haven`t seen before in protests: a rubber coated bullet canon. bz||31/3/2012|
|Erella and Hamed, Villages Group Organizers, on a UK tour||Villages Group -
"Erella and Hamed represent ” The Villages Group” – a group encouraging cooperation between Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Israelis, working jointly on local, small-scale programs and projects involving personal cooperation.It is our hope that this kind of small steps form nuclei from which a new reality in Israel-Palestine will eventually grow." ca
|Emma Thompson among group of prominent British actors calling on Globe theatre to withdraw invite to Israeli National Theatre||Eleanor Kilroy -
"UK groups have for three months been pressing Shakespeare`s Globe to withdraw its festival invitation to Habima in response to the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli cultural institutions, and now a group of prominent actors, playwrights and directors have published a letter in the Guardian, `Dismay at Globe invitation to Israeli theatre`" ca||30/3/2012|
|Palestinians to march to Jerusalem tomorrow||Abir Kopty - Global March to Jerusalem - Palestinians in the occupied West Bank will amass to march to Jerusalem through the Qalandiya and Bethlehem checkpoints, as part of the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) - an international action comprised of a diverse coalition of Palestinian, Arab and international activists, all planning to march to Jerusalem tomorrow, with actions also planned in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.
|March 30, Wadi Al-Na`am at 3pm: Land Day in the Negev ||For details and transportation from Be`er-Sheva – Haia 050-7701119
|Brooklyn Co-op split down the middle on boycott of Israel proposal ||Kirk Semple - New York Times - The Park Slope Food Co-op had been involved in numerous campaign boycotts in the past - against South Africa, Chile, Colorado, General Electric, Coca-Cola and Domino among others - but all these were accepted virtually unanimously by the Co-Op activist membership. Conversely, the proposal to remove the handful of Israeli products from the shelves is generating a heated and highly emotional debate. ||27/3/2012|
|Your help is needed for the legal part of our weekly joint struggle - a call for donations by AATW||Kobi Snitz - Anarchists Against The Wall - Throughout hopeful times and times of mourning, we have continued to demonstrate every single week following the example of our Palestinian partners.
|Your help is needed for the legal part of our weekly joint struggle - a call for donations by AATW||+ `Register for March 30 - March 31 Weekly Demos`||27/3/2012|
|Boycotting Israel debate: Dr. Mustafa Barghouti vs. Rabbi Arthur Waskow||Mikhael Simmonds - Democracy Now - Dr. Mustafa Barghouti believes "The BDS campaign is for the sake of both Palestinians and the Israelis. It would help us liberate ourselves from the last segregation and occupation system in the world." On the other hand, Rabbi Waskow stated that "The result of the way BDS is framed is that the society of Israel, as well as the government, is wrong and must be attacked."
|April 15 - mass fly-in of international activists to again challenge Israeli authorities ||Sebastian Rodriguez - BienvenuePalestine - After a year, undaunted, activists plan a new and larger "fly-in" for April 15, with between 1500 to 2500 activists intending to come from all over the world, at the invitation of Palestinian civil society organizations. Air companies not only refunded tickets from last time but also promised that this time they would not blindly follow Israeli government directives ||27/3/2012|
|Palestinian hunger striker ‘at risk of death’ highlights injustice of administrative detention ||Amnesty International - Hana Shalabi must be released or charged with internationally recognizable criminal offences. bz
|Four young Israelis refuse army draft in new refusenik wave||Haggai Matar - +972 - Together they form the first group of refuseniks in Israel in the past three years. Each with a very different story how this decision came about.
|Female Detainee On Hunger Strike Since Tuesday||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Lawyer of the Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Firas Sabbah, stated that he managed, last Thursday, to visit detainee Amani Al-Khandaqji, at the Asqalan Israeli prison, and that she told him that she started an open-ended hunger strike since she was kidnapped by the army last Tuesday. Interrogates are questioning her about a prisoner-support Facebook page she manages"||26/3/2012|
|Academic BDS: Tel Aviv U to Investigate Solidarity with Shalabi ||Sergio Yahni - AIC - Tel Aviv University will conduct an examination of senior lecturer Dr. Anat Matar for her participation in a solidarity demonstration with hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Hanaa Shalabi||26/3/2012|
|Demonstration against Iran War - Sat. March 24, Tel Aviv|| ||23/3/2012|
|Solidarity: Continuing the struggle to stop the Mount Scopus national park||Friday, March 23rd, at 11:45 ||22/3/2012|
|Israelis and Iranians bombard each other - with love: Iranians jump aboard Tel Aviv couple`s antiwar bandwagon ||Roy Arad - Haaretz - A week ago, fear and hatred seemed to dominate the Middle East. Then, a simple online call for peace turned those sentiments upside down - at least briefly.-rh
|Hana Shalabi on Her 34th Day of Hunger Strike: Israeli Prison Service Refusing to Transfer Her to Hospital Despite Immediate Risk of Death ||Al-Haq, Addameer and PHR - Joint Statement - Following an urgent report issued by the PHR-Israel doctor who examined Ms. Shalabi yesterday, 19 March, which concluded that Ms. Shalabi is in immediate mortal danger and should be immediately transferred to a hospital for close observation, Ms. Shalabi was transferred to the civilian Meir Hospital last night. However, for unknown reasons, she was not admitted to the hospital and the IPS transferred Ms. Shalabi back to the IPS medical center in Ramleh Prison Hospital later on the same night.-rh
|IDF soldiers release attack dog on unarmed Palestinian protesters||Lisa Goldman - +972 - An attack dog released on unarmed Palestinians by Israeli security forces sank its teeth into the arm of a Palestinian man and refused to release it for several minutes.
|Help save solar and wind power in the West Bank||Jesse Bacon - The Only Democracy - Israel is threatening to demolish solar and wind power systems in rural communities in the West Bank. These systems are the only source of energy for more than 500 people. Located in area C under full Israeli control, these remote shepherd communities have no other source of power despite Israel¡¯s responsibility to provide them with basic infrastructure. They depend exclusively on solar and wind energy for light, refrigeration and agriculture.-rh
|Athlete abused by Israeli soldier for carrying Palestine flag in Jerusalem marathon||Emily Lawrence -
"Although the race was heavily promoted worldwide and open for international participants, Palestinians were effectively excluded from running." ||21/3/2012|
|This coming Saturday, March 24, we need as many activists as possible to accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands || ||20/3/2012|
|Register for Transportation to March 23 - 24 Weekly Demos against the Wall and the Settlements|| ||20/3/2012|
|El Al ceases cooperation with JNF!||Recognition Forum received letter from El Al: "Without discussing the points you raised, and with no connection to them... EL AL informed the JNF of the cessation of cooperation with them, as you mentioned in your letter."
|Whoever gives the authorization shall be responsible for the consequences||Gush Shalom press release - The settlers announce their intention to take over more Palestinians houses at the Sheikh Jarrah and Beit Hanina neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. Gush Shalom: They can only proceed if the police facilitates the expulsion of the inhabitants from their homes.||20/3/2012|
|J Street Hopes To Return Focus to Peace at Annual Conference||Nathan Guttman - Forward - The organization has grown into a $7 million operation with 50 people on staff. Now, J Street is again at a crossroads between its cautious leadership and it`s more progressive grassroots - with the balancing act of Peter Beinart as well as Ehud Olmert as featured speakers.
|Human rights NGO: Hana Shalabi in danger of death||Haggai Matar - +972 - After 33 days of hunger strike administrative detainee Hana Shalabi is facing the risk of imminent death. Her symptoms could indicate the beginning of the breakdown of the heart muscle, says Physicians for Human Rights doctor examining her. - The detainee’s sister, Zahera Shalabi, is video quoted. Both PHR and the family call for international intervention to help free Hana Shalabi ||20/3/2012|
|Thousands march in Paris in silence in memory of Toulouse attacks victims ||video and photos ||20/3/2012|
|Video: IDF caught in a lie about Tristan Anderson||Allison Deger - Mondoweiss - "Following a police investigation that closed with no criminal charges against the Israeli military, new video evidence in Tristan Anderson’s last round for justice—a civil suit—was brought forth, identifying the solider who injured the peace activist with a long-range tear gas canister in 2009. `Sergeant Jackie` is named as the border patrol officer who shot Anderson in the clip filmed by a Palestinian activist from Ni`lin, the village where Anderson was wounded"||19/3/2012|
|Meet Iliya Fox - Israeli Refuser & more||Ruth L. Hiller - New Profile - "If I were to enlist it would be declaring that I agree with the army and its actions and so it would continue seeing itself as legitimate, as well as sending this message of its legitimacy to the entire society, but if I will not enlist, this will be my declaration that I do not agree with the military and through this I hope to undermine the common assumption."||17/3/2012|
|Open Letter to Beit Berl College||Open letter in protest against the anti-democratic exclusion of MK
Haneen Zoabi from the annual conference in memory of Dr. Vicki Shiran at
Beit Berl College.
|Israeli Soldiers Sic Attack-Dog on Protesters in Qufr Qaddoum||Jonathan Pollak/Adam Horowitz/Nir Hasson - PSCC/Mondoweiss/Ha`aretz - The dog bit one of the protesters in the arm, causing a serious wound, and did not release its hold for long minutes, even after its handler ordered it to. An Israeli woman suffered a head injury in Nabi Saleh.||17/3/2012|
| Bassem Tamimi`s military trial drawing to a close||PSCC - Tamimi’s Trial has shed light on systematic violations of Palestinian minors`right during police interrogations. The Nabeh Saleh protest organizer has been in jail since March last year.||13/3/2012|
|Palestinian Christians attacked for challenging Christian Zionism||Emily Lawrence -
Electronic Intifada -
"“Christ at the Checkpoint: Hope in the Midst of Conflict” was a five-day event organized by Bethlehem Bible College earlier this month." - id ||14/3/2012|
|J’accuse: Israeli youth headed to prison for refusing the draft||Haggai Matar - +972 - "From a very young age I remember having soldiers in school and day trips to military camps and it was supposed to be obvious that everybody goes to the army" says Noam Gur. At some point she started searching for materials on the Palestinian Nakba, and then Palestinian and Israeli soldiers’ testimonies about life under occupation. By 16, she knew she wouldn’t enlist.
|Please ask European theatres NOT to cooperate with Israeli theatres performing in settlements ||Request by concerned Israeli citizens ||13/3/2012|
|European theatres - please don`t cooperate with Israeli theatres performing in settlements ||Natalie Cohen - Actleft - Concerned Israeli citizens call upon European theatres to stop cooperation with Habima and Hacameri, Israeli theatres which perform at settlements in the Occupied Territories and which pressure actors to take part in such performances, against the dictates of their conscience.
|Video - Ni`lin demo 09.03.2012|| ||12/3/2012|
|All about posting a video of a July 4, 2009 boycott action in a Carrefour supermarket in Evry.||CAPJPO-EuroPalestine - Ignoring the fact that the calls for boycotts of other countries by various personalities are allowed in France, and that this video was produced and published by other organizations, the representative of the Public Prosecutor justifies the fact that Olivia Zémor is the only accused, stating: "it is well known that her association plays a leading role in France in the boycott of Israel." ||10/3/2012|
|Solidarity: This Friday, March 9th, 11:45: demonstration in Issawiya !|| ||8/3/2012|
|Philly BDS asks local artist McCoy Tyner to cancel Israeli gig||Dear McCoy Tyner, please be true to yourself and to your art and do not perform in Israel - The Philly BDS Coalition. gm||8/3/2012|
|Register for Transportation to March 9 - 10 Weekly Demos against the Wall and the Settlements|| ||6/3/2012|
|AIPAC Works for the 1 Percent||Chris Hedges - Truthdig - AIPAC does not speak for Jews or for Israel. It is a mouthpiece for right-wing ideologues, some of whom hold power in Israel and some of whom hold power in Washington, whose loyalty, in the end, is not to the citizens of Israel or Palestine or the United States but the corporate elites, the defense contractors, those who make war a business. [Text of the speech, March 3, at the Occupy AIPAC protest of CODEPINK Women for Peace and other groups. Chris Hedges was for years Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times]
|`Young Jews are being silenced on Campus!` - action during AIPAC session; a video report||Occupy AIPAC - 22 yr old Liza Behrendt (JVfP)stood up and shouted a clear message at the 2012 AIPAC Policy Conference - and was applauded by activists from Jews Say No and Just Foreign Policy, also present. ||6/3/2012|
|Women`s Day: Solidarity Day with Haana Al-Shalabi ||8.3.2012 - a day of solidarity with Haana Al-Shalab & all Palestinian women, prisoners or family of prisoners ||5/3/2012|
|Women`s Day: Solidarity Day with Haana Al-Shalabi ||Janan Abdu - AIC - A call for women`s and feminist organizations to announce International Women`s Day as a day of solidarity with administrative detainee Haana Al-Shalabi and all female prisoners and women in the families of Palestinian prisoners||5/3/2012|
|NGO records leap in MKs` aid to settlements ||Ophir Bar-Zohar -
"Report lists 150 `achievements` in the West Bank that benefited from efforts of `nationalist` cabinet members and MKs, compared to 100 in previous report.The "achievements" are grouped by topic. Under "Jerusalem," for example, accomplishments include MKs` helping to obtain approval for 930 new homes in Har Homa, and a promise from the president of South Sudan to establish its embassy in Jerusalem." ca
|Transportation to March 16 - March 17 Weekly Demonstrations ||Please register as early as possible for An Nabi Saleh; Bil`in; Ni`lin; Al Ma`asara and Beit Ummar ||14/3/2012|
|Report: Busload of Harvard students detained in West Bank||Haggai Matar -
"The bus was stopped in front of the house of Hajajleh family which will be totally isolated from the rest of the village once the Wall will be completed." - id
|Amnesty International: URGENT ACTION - ACADEMIC RECEIVES THIRD DETENTION ORDER||PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 17 APRIL 2012||13/3/2012|
|Amnesty calls for urgent action to protest administrative detention of Palestinian academic||Maureen Clare Murphy - Electronic Intifada - The Palestinian writer and academic has been held without charge since 21 April 2011, when Israeli soldiers raided his family’s West Bank home, holding his family members hostage at gunpoint until Qatamesh, who was not home at the time, surrendered himself. Qatamesh was held by Israel for more than five years without charge or trial during the 1990s||13/3/2012|
|Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Bassem Tamimi||Amnesty International - After nearly a year in Israeli jail, standing trial for charges pertaining to protest organizing in his West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Bassem Tamimi was named prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. In its statement the organization called for Tamimi`s immediate and unconditional release. Tamimi`s next court hearing will take place this Sunday, March 5th, 10:30 AM at the Ofer Military Court. ak||3/3/2012|
|Caught in the crossfire: Should musicians boycott Israel?||Jello Biafra - Aljazeera - I will not perform in Israel unless it is a pro-human rights, anti-occupation event that does not violate the spirit of the boycott. I am staying away for now, but am also really creeped out by the attitudes of some of the boycott hardliners.
I loved Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem was hardly the "dead city" at night that some Tel Aviv hipsters claim it is. I want to go back. I want to play. But I, too, am as sickened as the next person that not all the cool people I met in the West Bank can cross into Israel and enjoy Tel Aviv - or even worship in Jerusalem. You can`t just keep almost four million people in prison."
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