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Young Palestinians protect history and heritage in Galilee villageYara Hawari - The Electronic Intifada - "...the annual event is an attempt to make sure that the new generation in Tarshiha remembers the village’s history through the sharing and passing on of historical narratives." - id 31/10/2014
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Young girl injured by Israeli fire inspires calls for freedom from Israeli oppressionMohammed Asad - The Arab Daily News - "Dalia Khalifa, a 9-year old Palestinian girl, was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on Gaza Strip, at Zaytoon neighborhood. Khalifa came out of her family’s house was hit randomly by Israeli shelling of the town." - id 31/10/2014
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Also Nov. 5 - demo: stop collective punishment in East Jerusalem! 29/10/2014
Warmongering Hebrew University tries to muzzle Palestinian studentsYara Sa`idi - Electronic Intifada "Israeli universities have an “activities charter” regulating such matters as protests, public meetings and the distribution of flyers and posters.The twelve students at the Hebrew University are accused of violating this charter. Yet it would be extremely difficult — perhaps even impossible — for any student in present-day Israel to respect the charter if he or she wished to protest against Israel’s systematic denial of Palestinian rights." ca 29/10/2014
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How US students are bringing the Israeli occupation homeNora Barrows-Friedman - Electronic Intifada "In the face of significant intimidation, students have become powerful organizers in the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. They challenge themselves and each other on the definition of solidarity, and they educate their campuses about one of the most important human rights issues of our time...This grassroots movement is building from campus to campus, and each year there are more chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine, one of the major Palestine solidarity coalitions. The growth of this student movement underscores that a strong paradigm shift is taking place: Palestine solidarity activism is no longer limited to an isolated pocket of far-left political organizing." ca 29/10/2014
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Save Samra school (petition) 28/10/2014
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Block the Boat Updated Call to Action, Sunday, 10/26, 3pmBayArea Alerts--Block the Boat Updated Call to Action, Sunday, 10/26, 3pm BLOCK the BOAT for PALESTINE Zim is on the run, but we are tracking the ship closely! Based on our calculations, the Zim Beijing cannot make it this weekend, but it could change course and arrive this week. Let`s show Zim what they can expect if they try to come back. Meet at West Oakland BART Sunday 10/26 at 3pm to march and rally at the Port of Oakland. dn 26/10/2014
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Acre: Day of Encounter, Study and Prayers 26/10/2014
Israel Continues to Deny Palestinians Access to Land in Southern Hebron Wafa - For the third Saturday in a row Palestinians dismantled the tent built illegally by the settlers where they used to gather every afternoon to prevent owners from accessing their land and using the water well. Israeli army declared the area as ‘military closed’ and violently pushed away Palestinians and [Israeli and international] activists as they were peacefully resisting the evacuation of the area in Israeli settlers’ presence. [Based on an Operation Dove press release-bz] 21/10/2014
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Los Angeles activists block unloading of Israeli cargo ship for two days Charlotte Silver - Electronic Intifada - The Block the Boat coalition of Los Angeles claimed another victory this weekend after an Israeli cargo ship, the Zim Savannah, delayed docking at the port of Long Beach for at least 34 hours. Approximately 150 activists gathered at the Los Angeles port at 6am on Saturday, 18 October. The morning’s action followed weeks of communication with the longshoremen’s union, talking to workers about Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine, as well as the group’s reasons for targeting Zim, an Israeli shipping line. ak21/10/2014
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Israel excluded from war games in Italy following protestsStephanie Westbrook - The Electronic Intifada - "“Public opinion had its say and apparently the Italian government and NATO felt it inopportune to have Israel participate after the attacks on Gaza.”" - id 22/10/2014
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VIDEO: Hebron`s Olive Harvest of ResistanceAlternative Information Center - IMEMC - "The Hebron Defence Committee organised a community work day near the Hebron-area village of Surif on land that is under threat of confiscation by the Israeli military." - id 22/10/2014
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Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma receives guilty verdict from military courtPress Release - ISM - "“Demonstrating against the occupation cannot be a criminal offence. Finding Abdallah guilty only shows that the [Israeli] military force is a tool to perpetuate the occupation.” Stated Gabi Lasky." - id22/10/2014
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Ashrawi warns Israel destroying Christian presence in the Holy Land at Middle East Christian confabRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Hanan Ashrawi, the powerful Palestinian orator who during her 30 minute remarks sliced and diced Israeli propaganda and detailed the methodology of Israel’s genocide and ethnic cleansing of not only Christian Palestinians but all non-Jews." - id 22/10/2014
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Facing increased right-wing violence, Israeli leftists learn to fight backHaggai Matar - +972 - "Thursday and Saturday nights in downtown Jerusalem have become terrifying. On those days, a group of youth gathers in West Jerusalem’s Zion Square, often next to a permanent pop-up stand manned by members of anti-miscegenation group Lehava. The youth meet there and then take to the streets chanting “Death to Arabs,” harassing and assaulting Arab cab drivers, women in hijabs and businesses that employ Arabs." - id15/10/2014
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Podcast: Jewish Voice for Peace activist Seth Morrison on peaceRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Seth Morrison has held leadership posts in various local, regional and national Jewish organizations starting in college as a youth leader in Young Judea. He is currently active in Jewish Voice for Peace serving on the Congressional Outreach Committee." - id 15/10/2014
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Hundreds of Israeli public figures call upon Members of the British Parliament to vote in favor of recognizing the State of Palestine"We, Israelis who worry and care for the well-being of the state of Israel, believe that the long-term existence and security of Israel depends on the long-term existence and security of a Palestinian state. For this reason we, the undersigned, urge members of the UK Parliament to vote in favor of the motion to be debated on Monday 13th October 2014, calling on the British Government to recognize the State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel". 12/10/2014
Letter to the Editor: Calling for justice with a mock wallDalia Fuleihan and Cinthya Rodriguez - The Daily Northwestern "The Apartheid Wall in Palestine, is financed by an annual $3 billion dollars in U.S. military aid to Israel, supported by steadfast U.S. diplomatic support in the international community...The wall, which has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice, cuts through the West Bank, separating villages from their farmland, preventing the movement of the indigenous Palestinian population and seizing more land to build illegal Israeli settlements." ca10/10/2014
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Hanan Ashrawi & Archbishop Atallah Hanna headline HCEF 16th Annual ConferenceRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "“Challenges Facing the Palestinian Christians,” “Arab & Middle Eastern Christians Under Fire,” “Engaging the Palestinian Diaspora in Nation-Building,” “Empowering Women in Palestinian Society,” and last but not least “Giving Palestinian-Israeli Peace a Chance.”" - id 8/10/2014
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Video: The arrest of Miko Peled in Bil`in Haitham Khatib - In this video is documented the Israeli activist Miko Peled being detained at the village of Bil`in and making ironic statements as soldiers surround and handcuff him. "Why are you arresting me? Just like that? This is supposed to be a democracy, isn`t it? Oh well, I know - you are just following orders". ak 7/10/2014
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Nablus conference imagines life in `glocal` PalestineAlex Shams - Ma`an News Agency - “The Palestinian experience of mobility has long been defined by seemingly irreconcilable contradictions. A global community of millions is increasingly well-connected and mobilized even as internal fragmentation by Israeli settlements and checkpoints have made it difficult for Palestinians in the homeland to move more than a few kilometers in any direction. This contradiction has resulted in a Palestine that could be defined as ‘glocal,’ a topic explored in a recent academic conference at An-Najah University in Nablus, ‘Living, Consuming and Action in Glocal Palestine’" [ry]6/10/2014
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Prisoner begins open-ended hunger strike Soraya Droste - AIC - Palestinian prisoner Raed Faisal Musa began an open-ended hunger strike some ten days ago to protest extension of his administrative detention by Israel [ry]6/10/2014
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Free Ahmad Sa`adat Free Ahmad Sa`adat Campaign--Ahmad Sa`adat has been denied family visits for a three-month period. Join the call to action against this injustice. dn5/10/2014
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An open letter to President Barack Obama publsihed in the New York Times 2/10/2014
"Museum without borders" to open in PalestineDaryl Meador - The Electronic Intifada - "“We know that more than half of the Palestinians are outside of Palestine. So we started thinking of the museum as a hub with branches and partnerships in other places, particularly in places where Palestinians themselves cannot access this site in Birzeit."" - id 1/10/2014
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Blood bucket challenge at Yad VashemJews Against Genocide - ISM - "It is our responsibility to act in order to make the price of Israeli Apartheid higher than it’s benefits." - id 1/10/2014
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