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`They demolish, and we build. This is our life`PNN (Palestine News Network) - Some years ago, the well-funded El`ad settler association got a court order which allowed them to demolish the home of Samir Riwadi, in the northern part of Silwan - near the walls of Old City of Jerusalem. Riwadi did not give up, and after years of legal struggle was able to rebuild the house - though the land all around was taken over by the settlers. He now expects a new demolition order and is determined to fight on. 31/7/2012
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Brits for Peace Now Raising the Boycott Settlements IssuePeace Now - Brits for Peace Now, the newly relaunched support group for the Israeli protest movement, is planning a debate about boycotting settlement goods. The event, planned for September, would include “representatives of those who are against boycotts of any sort, those who are for BDS [boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel] and those who take the more nuanced position and support boycott of settlement goods”. 31/7/2012
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News Nosh Quote of the day (July 30)APN News Nosh - "I`m not an economist, but if you cut from ministry budgets and raise taxes - then why for G-d`s sake does more and more money go to the ultra-Orthodox and construction in the Territories." Shahar Rachamim on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu`s Facebook page [hours before it was closed to postings!!-bz] 31/7/2012
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A new woman in black is born 30/7/2012
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Occupation Divides Israeli Protest Movement : Will Efforts To Broaden Focus Lead to Marginalization?Nathan Jeffay - Forward - “You can’t have social justice for just 7 million people who are Israeli citizens — you have to take everyone under Israeli rule into consideration,” Nir Nader, a leader of the anti-occupation protesters, told the Forward.-rh 26/7/2012
No Accreditation for Expropriation Reuven Kaminer - Email "The Israeli Council for Higher Education has protested the usurpation of its authority by the government and the IDF, but to no avail. The ball is now in its court. The CHE must act. Inaction on its part will be justly interpreted as passive acceptance of the new university, born in the sin of occupation. The CHE is not without the means to nullify this outrageous bit of academic banditry." ca20/7/2012
Village South of Hebron Celebrates Nonviolent ResistanceKelly Joiner - IMEMC - "The tiny village is surrounded by Israeli settlements and is in a closed military zone." - id18/7/2012
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95 Days of Hunger Strike: Act Now to Save Akram al-Rikhawi’s life!Samidoun - "Akram al-Rikhawi has now been on hunger strike for 95 days. He is the longest serving hunger striker anywhere in the world"16/7/2012
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IN PHOTOS: Popular resistance festival in South Hebron HillsAIC - "On Saturday 14 July and for the fifth year in a row, the Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills celebrated a popular resistance festival upon completion of the annual summer camp for local children. This year the festival was held in the community of Al Mufaqarah, a village threatened by Israeli displacement policies"16/7/2012
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Palestine’s First World Refugee Day: Putting Right of Return Back on the Agenda! 5 July 2012 - Manger Square (Sahat Al-Mahd) and the Bethlehem Peace Centre, Bethlehem. Press Release - Badil Resource Center "Under the motto “Return is not an ideology, it is a legal right”, the festival was the biggest public event gathering Palestinian civil society organizations in recent years. Palestine’s First World Refugee Day was organized by Badil, in collaboration with a dozen local Palestinian organizations and institutions. Although the official date of World Refugee Day is set by the United Nations to 20 of June, the event was delayed due to local high-school and university exams." ca13/7/2012
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EU academics call for end to EU research subsidies for Israeli arms companies British Committee for the Universities of Palestine - Alternative News -The letter to EU research commissioner Màire Geoghegan-Quinn argues that the involvement of Israeli companies that help Israel violate international law in EU funded research programs “undermines both the reputation of these programs and the stated goals of the European Union and its member states”.-rh 12/7/2012
Friday July 13, 2012 - solidarity visit to protest denial of water in the Jordan Valley 12/7/2012
Israel`s civil service bill distorts 64 years of Palestinian historyAbir Kopty - The National - In 2008, about 250,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel signed a petition rejecting compulsory civil service, the largest such petition in history, and a wide coalition of youth groups and civil society organisations have campaigned against the service under the motto: "We won`t serve our oppressor."-rh 12/7/2012
Former hunger-striker al-Sarsak arrives in Gaza StripMa`an News - Al-Sarsak is the only person held under Israel’s Unlawful Combatants Law, which allows for Palestinians from Gaza to be detained for an unlimited amount of time without charge or trial.-rh 11/7/2012
Save Susya campaign: Over 12,000 faxes annoy Defense MinistryMairav Zonszein - +972 - "Apparently the Israeli military complex does not grasp the notion of the right to grassroots activism and lobbying that are supposed to be granted by liberal democracies." - id 25/7/2012
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"They Came in the Morning‘’ wins British short film competition PNN - The short film ``They came in the morning`` by Palestinian director Laila Sansour has achieved the highest voting percentage among 750 competitors in a short films competition, organized by ``Virgin Media`` company in England. Sansour`s documentary revolves around the city of Bethlehem and the suffering of its inhabitants from the Israeli Wall and military checkpoints. 24/7/2012
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How obsession with "nonviolence" harms the Palestinian causeLinah Alsaafin - EI - "The struggle must be brought back to the Palestinians themselves, and one sure way to mobilize is not through protests or speeches, but through social community work (which incidentally is what made Hamas so popular)," ID11/7/2012
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Army To Arrest, Deport, Internationals Living In The West BankSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...internationals living in the Palestinian territories face numerous hardships and obstacles as Israel refuses to renew their entry visas." - id 11/7/2012
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Olive oil produced by needy Palestinian familiescontact Abed who coordinates deliveries 0546179703 / abed2003a@hotmail.com .11/7/2012
Artistic director of the Freedom Theatre commences hunger strikePNN - The artistic director of The Freedom Theatre, Nabil Al-Raee, has declared that he has begun an open hunger strike in protest against his current detention in an Israeli Prison. Al-Raee officially began his hunger strike on the 6th of July, stating "I don`t know why I`m here. There is no reason for them to keep me here." 10/7/2012
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July 13 - July 14 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the SettlementsRegister for transportation10/7/2012
Former hunger-striker al-Sarsak arrives in Gaza StripMa`an - Relatives gathered at the Erez crossing Gaza to welcome the former prisoner, who forced the Israeli authorities to set him free by refusing food in jail for over 90 days. Hundreds gathered to greet him at Shifa hospital where he was taken. Sarsak looked in a stable condition.10/7/2012
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Israeli settlements can face trade bans, says counselDonald Macintyre - The Independent - "European governments, including Britain`s, have received legal opinion from a leading international counsel who argues they would be fully within their rights to ban trade with Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank"9/7/2012
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Friday July 6, 4pm, join the residents of Sheikh Jarrah holding their weekly protest 5/7/2012
First-hand: Ramallah protests against Mofaz meeting attacked by PA police, thugsLinah Alsaafin - The Electronic Intifada - I saw a friend being dragged away by four thugs, and immediately went after them, trying to get my body between my friend and the thugs so that they wouldn’t take him. I couldn’t reach them though, and was pushed back more than once. I surged forward again and one thug began screaming at me, showering me with a plethora of insults. I yelled back for the thugs to let my friend go. The same thug drew back his arm and slapped me hard across the face, in broad daylight on one of Ramallah’s busiest streets, shouting “WHORE! PROSTITUTE!”-rh 4/7/2012
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Committee of US Presbyterian Church votes to divest from IsraelSanders Vaughan - IMEMC - " Motorola provides two-way radios and other communications equipment to the Israeli military, Hewlett-Packard supplies the army with technological equipment, and Caterpillar supplies the military with armored bulldozers used to demolish Palestinian homes in violation of international law." - id 4/7/2012
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The ‘wrong’ protest: Why J14 propagates the political status quoNoa Shaindlinger - +972 - "J14, despite calls for social justice and the participation of a few well-intentioned activists, works in tandem with the current colonial regime rather than undermining it." - id 4/7/2012
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Five houses, and another five, and a bulldozer, and a prison cellAdam Keller - Crazy Country - "Maybe one day, also the soldiers accompanying bulldozers to the Jaber family`s home in the village of Aqaba will enter the gates of Prison 6." - id4/7/2012
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Save My Village! [AVAAZ Susiya petition] 3/7/2012
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Save My Village!Nasser Nawajah - AVAAZ -I`m 30 years old and live in a Palestinian village called Susiya.(...) 7,266 signers so far. Let`s reach 10,0003/7/2012
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Jerusalem’s light rail: Judaizing Palestinian space, privatizing Jewish spaceSahar Vardi - +972 - Activists disrupt the operation of the Jerusalem Light Rail to protest the deal with the operating company, which effectively bans public gatherings in Zion Square in the heart of West Jerusalem2/7/2012
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After 83 Days on Hunger Strike, Detainee in Serious Condition 2/7/2012
Photos: “The Bustan in Silwan”, exhibitionAIC - "On Saturday 30th of June in the community centre of the Bustan neighbourhood in Silwan in East Jerusalem, hosted a group exhibition entitled `The Bustan in Silwan`. The exhibition, which will continue until July 7, displays a wide range of audio and video art and also features wall drawings of children and youth from the area"2/7/2012
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