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U.S. Shares Responsibility for Rachel Corrie`s DeathStephen Zunes - Foreign Policy in Focus "Amnesty International strongly condemned the decision, noting how “the verdict continues the pattern of impunity for Israeli military violations against civilians and human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)...the U.S. ambassador to Israel’s acknowledgment that the Israeli investigation was not “thorough, credible, and transparent.” ca31/8/2012
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Israeli citizen to artists scheduled to perform at the the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival in occupied east JerusalemKiya Tabassian , Ziya Tabassian , Hassan Hakmoun , Pasi Gunguwo29/8/2012
Witness to Rachel Corrie’s Death Responds to Israeli Court Ruling Absolving SoldierROBERT MACKEY - NYT - The verdict in Rachel’s case is saddening for all those who knew Rachel, and for all who believe in what she stood for. It should be disappointing for all those who want to see justice done in Israel and Palestine." - id " 29/8/2012
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Rachel Corrie: a memory that refuses to dieEditorial - Guardian - "Rachel Corrie, Tom Hurndall, Brian Avery, Caoimhe Butterly – all killed or severely injured while bearing witness to what happens to civilians in Israel`s combat zones – leave a stain no court can erase." - id 29/8/2012
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I am Walajeh, I am Silwan, I am Nabi SalehAlison Ramer - This Week in Palestine - Who are you? Where are you from? What is the local culture, history, and identity of your neighbourhood? Alison Ramer’s arts advocacy project, “Image and Identity,” asks Palestinian youth to articulate such images. The youth in Al Walajeh’s images are expressly vacant and removed, telling a story of a once-thriving agricultural community, slowly turned into refugees and pushed from their land. Photographing arouses heavy levels of suspicion due the the Israeli army using photographs to persecute people and cultural conservatism which argues that women should not be seen in public.28/8/2012
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Rachel Corrie verdict: Death under IDF bulldozer was an accidentMairav Zonszein - +972 Magazine - An Israeli judge ruled Tuesday morning that the State of Israel is not to blame for the death of Rachel Corrie, an American who was killed on March 16, 2003 in the Gaza Strip when she she stood in front of an IDF bulldozer that crushed her. The judge called her death a “regrettable accident.” 28/8/2012
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"This court has given its stamp of approval to flawed and illegal practices" Corrie Family Foundation - While not surprising, this verdict is yet another example of where impunity has prevailed over accountability and fairness. Rachel Corrie was killed while non-violently protesting home demolitions and injustice in Gaza, and today, this court has given its stamp of approval to flawed and illegal practices that failed to protect civilian life.28/8/2012
URGENT: Tuesday, 28 August, hashtag trending for Corrie verdict 27/8/2012
A decade on, some justice for Rachel Corrie`s family? Ben White - AlJazeera - Whatever the verdict in the Haifa court tomorrow, the case of Rachel Corrie sheds light on the Israeli army`s crimes 27/8/2012
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At the Jordan Bridges border crossings, Israeli authorities prevented the entry of more than a hundred international activistsWelcome to Palestine/Gush Shalom - "They did not even let us get off the bus," said Olivia Zemor of Paris, one of the organizers of the visit. "They collected our passports and a few minutes later returned them with each and every passport stamped `Entry denied`. The soldiers refused to give any explanation, they just said - that`s it, your entry is denied, go back to Jordan." Zemour noted that last year, when she and her fellows tried to reach the Palestinian Territories through Ben Gurion Airport, they were told, "Why don`t you come through the Jordan bridges?". "So we did try to get through the Jordan bridges, and now we got a definite answer from the government of Israel." 27/8/2012
‘Welcome to Palestine’ campaign planned via Jordan Omar Rahman--Over one hundred delegates from North America and Europe will travel to Palestine on Sunday as part of the ‘Welcome to Palestine’ campaign to raise awareness about Israel’s border policies.dn26/8/2012
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Protest against `international academic conference` at West Bank settlement 26/8/2012
More than a hundred international activists, invited to Bethlehem, will demand admittance to the West Bank over Jordan bridges tomorrow (Sun. Aug 26) Nicolas Shahshahani - Welcome to Palestine - Over one hundred delegates from Europe and North America will show up on Sunday at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge linking Jordan to the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank. All of them are participants to this new version of the Welcome to Palestine campaign.25/8/2012
U.S.: Israeli probe into Rachel Corrie`s death wasn’t ‘credible’Amira Hass - Haaretz "The U.S. government’s position is not new to the Corries, but their attorneys said that hearing it only a few days before the verdict was “important and encouraging,” because it signals to the Corrie family that the U.S. government will continue to demand a full accounting from Israel about their daughter’s killing, regardless of how Judge Oded Gershon rules. " ca24/8/2012
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Today, Thursday, Aug. 23 - anti-war demos in Tel Aviv, J`lem and Haifa 23/8/2012
New book "Freedom Sailors" provides riveting account of siege-breaking journey to GazaRod Such - EI - "Freedom Sailors is a first-hand account of the first successful attempt to break the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip." - id 22/8/2012
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27 Years In captivity; Arab Detainee To Be Released WednesdaySaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "13 lawyers defended Al-Waly and his comrades, but the Israeli military court issued its rulings that were considered politically motivated to defend Israel’s occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights." -d 22/8/2012
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Dozens protest against Iran strike in Tel AvivGilad Morag - Ynet - "...one of the leaders of the protest, described Barak as a "lunatic." "We`ll sit here until he realizes that the home front isn`t ready."" - id 22/8/2012
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State`s answer exposes illegal broadcasting by settler radioGush Shalom - The settler radio Galey Yisrael ("Israel Waves") placed an aerial inside Israel - violating the terms of the license which allows the station to operate only in the Occupied Territories. So it appears from the state`s response to an appeal filed in the Supreme Court by Gush Shalom.20/8/2012
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Call upon pilots to refuse Iran attackSo far signed by 600 academics and public figures - and making headlines in all the media20/8/2012
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13 arrested, beaten during Kufr Qaddoum protest in West BankThe Popular Struggle Coordination Committee - +972 - The army instantly arrested six Palestinians – among them four journalists – three Israelis and four international activists. Some of the arrestees were severely beaten. One journalist’s leg and another’s arm were broken during their violent arrests. The Israelis, internationals and journalists were released after short investigations. However, two local youth currently remain in custody. 20/8/2012
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IDF invokes `security risk` to thwart rare win for Gazan travel rightsYossi Gurvitz - +972 - The NGO Gisha had reason to believe, some ten days ago, that it won a small victory: The High Court of Justice, which couldn’t stomach the tricks of the security apparatus any longer, ordered it to explain why it rejects requests by four female students from Gaza to move to the West Bank to study there. 20/8/2012
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Thursday, Aug. 16, 8pm, antiwar protest From the Likud Party Headquarters (King George Street near Gan Meir Park) to the Kirya (Ministry of Defense, Kaplan St.)16/8/2012
Weekly Vigil at Sheikh Jarrah Friday 17/8 at 17:00Please make the effort and join them this Friday16/8/2012
United Church of Canada Decides To Boycott Settlement ProductsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli Ynet News reported that the Centre for Israel and the Jewish Affairs in Canada said that it was “outraged by this decision”, and considered it “a move that singled out Jewish communities for boycott”.-rh 16/8/2012
Hundreds of Israelis petition IDF pilots: Refuse orders to bomb IranTomer Zarchin and Dan Even - Haaretz - More than 400 Israelis, including Tel Aviv University law professors Menachem Mautner and Chaim Gans, have recently signed an online petition calling on Israel Defense Forces pilots to refuse to obey if ordered to bomb Iran.-rh 16/8/2012
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Reopen investigation into the killing of Majedah and Rayah Abu Hajaj in operation Cast LeadSarit Michaeli - B`Tselem - Following the signing of a plea bargain with a soldier charged with manslaughter during operation Cast Lead, B`Tselem demands that reopening of investigation into the killing of Majedah and Rayah Abu Hajaj. If there is "no connection" between the shooting the soldier admitted to and the killing of the Palestinian mother and daughter, than the actual killer must be found and prosecuted. 14/8/2012
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Take action: mark verdict in Corrie civil case in Israel – 28 AugustStand with the Corries as a verdict is announced the morning of August 28th 13/8/2012
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No war with Iran! Demonstration this evening (Mon. Aug.12) in front of the Defense Minister`s home in Tel Aviv 12/8/2012
Scandinavian ship sails to challenge Gaza blockadeReuters - AlertNet - ""We have the same goal as the previous flotillas, to put an end to the blockade of Gaza by challenging the Israeli navy," said Torstein Dahle, the leader of the activist group "Ship to Gaza"." - id 8/8/2012
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Not the Israel my Parents Promised Me Joy Ellison - The Electronic Intifada - "In this graphic novel, legendary comic book writer Harvey Pekar and illustrator JT Waldman examine Pekar’s disillusionment with the State of Israel." - id 8/8/2012
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Take Action: Free Palestinian farmers and agricultural workers targeted for imprisonmentSamidoun - "As they organize to defend their land and Palestinian farming against the onslaught of settlements and siege, Palestinian agricultural workers and organizers have been subject to an intensified arrest campaign in the occupied West Bank of Palestine"6/8/2012
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South Hebron Hills villages organise to resist expulsionThayer Hastings – AIC – In response to demolition orders for eight villages in ‘Firing Zone 918’ of the South Hebron Hills, a coalition of Palestinian communities is acting to overcome these historical patterns6/8/2012
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AICafe 7 August: Alternative tourism in Palestine with Samer Kokaly, Alternative Tourism Group (ATG)AIC - Please join us at the AICafe on Tuesday 7 August at 8.00 p.m for a discussion on Alternative Tourism in Palestine with Samer Kokaly from the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG)6/8/2012
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No war in Iran! Demo today (Aug. 6) at the Defence Ministry, Tel Aviv 6/8/2012
Letter campaign on behalf of former hunger-striker, prisoner Akram RikhawiAmnesty International - Despite repeated recommendations from PHR-I doctors, he has still not been given a lung function test to assess the extent of the damage caused by his asthma. He also needs treatment for his diabetes which was discontinued during his 102-day hunger strike and there is evidence of progressive nerve damage to his left thigh for which he requires specialist neurological treatment. bz4/8/2012
Letter campaign on behalf of former hunger-striker Akram RikhawiIn cooperation with Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, Amnesty International appeal for protest letters 4/8/2012
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Jonathan Ben-Artzi: Yes, apartheidJonathan Ben-Artzi - The Brown Daily Herald "There`s much that Brown students can do. The first step is to refuse to accept the prevailing "pro-Israel" narrative, and to learn about the situation through means other than mass corporate media. Being "pro-Israel" does not mean blindly supporting anything that Israel does.The next step should be involvement in groups on campus that promote unbiased discussion and that call upon Brown to divest from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians — such as Brown Students for Justice in Palestine." ca 3/8/2012
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Now is not the Time to Perform in Israel PACBI - "It is with great disappointment that the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has learned of your scheduled performance in Israel set for September 10, 2012 [1]. We write to add our voice to the many appeals that you must surely have read by now." ca3/8/2012
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A new Bio-Gas System in Palestinian SusyaEhud Krinis - The Villages Group - According to plan, as soon as the bio-gas system itself will be completed, the second phase will begin, whereby two green-houses will be created at this site: one for educational purposes, in the area of the school. The schoolchildren of Susya will cultivate this greehouse under guidance from Arava Institute instructors. Thus they will learn to apply ecological principles in farming.-rh 1/8/2012
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US Jewish group calls for Romney apology to PalestiniansMa`an/Jewish Voice for Peace - American Jewish activists delivered to Mitt Romney`s Boston office over 17,000 signatures on a letter demanding that Romney apologize to the Palestinians for remarks attributing the disceptency between the Palestinian and Israeli economies to "a cultural difference". "It is Israel`s Occupation of Palestinian land which makes it impossible for the Palestinian economy to succeed, not `cultural differences`" stated the letter.7/8/2012
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