|UN blames IDF for lack of information on deadly air strike ||Shlomo Shamir & Yoav Stern - Haaretz - Because of Israel`s refusal [to let the UN team interview IDF commanders] the inquiry was "unable to determine why the attacks on the UN position were not halted despite repeated demarches to the Israeli authorities from UN personnel, both in the field and at headquarters," Dujarric said.||30/9/2006|
|UN human rights chief to visit Occupied Palestinian territories, Israel||electronic intifada-"Referring to the situation in the West Bank, Ms. AbuZayd stressed that the "insidious effects" of the barrier which Israel is building, while less visible, "are as devastating as what is so plain to see in Gaza.""||29/9/2006|
| Palestinians try for unity agreement||Aljazeera + Agencies – “The Palestinian president will meet Hamas leaders, who control the current government, in the Gaza Strip this week to try to resolve differences over a planned unity government”
|National boycott action targets Irish stores selling||Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign - This movement originated in 1984 with the refusal of
Dunnes Stores workers to handle South African goods.
Today, many of the stalwarts of that campaign, including a
number of past chairmen of the IAAM, and some of the
original Dunnes Stores strikers, have lent their support
to the campaign to isolate Apartheid Israel.||24/9/2006|
|Not so implicitly||Khaled Amayreh -- Al-Ahram -- A prisoner exchange deal looks increasingly likely||23/9/2006|
|Abbas offers olive branch||Aljazeera.net-"...told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that any national unity government he negotiated with Hamas would recognise Israel`s right to exist and renounce violence."||22/9/2006|
|Livni rejects Palestinian right to return||aljazeera.net-Many Palestinian refugees, the world`s largest refugee population, remain in squalid camps in neighbouring Arab countries. The right of return for them and their descendants has remained a key demand within the peace process."||22/9/2006|
|US May Ban Sale of Cluster Bombs to Israel||Patrick Cockburn-the Independent/Common Dreams-"The US State Department is investigating Israel`s use of American-made cluster bombs during the war in Lebanon. In particular, whether or not Israel broke a secret agreement with the United States not to use cluster bombs against civilians."||22/9/2006|
|Hezbollah fighters in Israeli court||Al Jazeera - Three Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are to face trial in an Israeli criminal court charged with murder and membership of a terrorist organisation.||19/9/2006|
|Court releases 7 suspects in Shfaram lynch of Jewish gunman ||Jack Khoury - Haaretz - Attorney Ahmed Raslan, who represents four of the seven suspects, said "police and the prosecution were wrong in arresting the suspects on the count of murder in the first degree (...) the investigating authority cannot submit the indictments, despite all the declarations made in court that there is sufficient evidence to incriminate the suspects - the police`s blunder and its failure to submit the indictments go to show that the suspects are innocent, and they have said so since day one."||13/9/2006|
|Nobel Peace Laureate to Beinish: restore Vanunu`s basic rights||Mairead Corrigan Maguire - open email letter - "Both inside Israel and many in the International community, wait and watch, to see if [newly-appointed] President Beinisch and her 2 Justice colleagues, will have the courage to uphold International Laws and basic common decency and justice, and restore Mordechai Vanunu`s right to his basic freedom of speech and movement. [Editor`s note: Includes a description of a Supreme Court session by somebody not yet used to the Israeli routine of closed door evidence. BZ)||13/9/2006|
|Santa Cruz, city key for Palestinian Ambassador arouses storm||Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel - "The gesture, said Mayor Cynthia Mathews, was not meant to take sides or endorse Palestinian politics, but rather to show support for Safieh`s desire for peace and a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians over Gaza Strip and the West Bank. `I acted on Safieh`s work to encourage communication and peaceful resolution to the conflict,` Mathews said Tuesday, `which is something I think we would all like to see.` She said she did not plan to offer an apology, and that the same gesture would be made for a visiting Israeli dignitary."
|Israel eases blockade of Lebanon ||BBC News||7/9/2006|
|Palestinian notables: `Tony Blair: You are not welcome in Palestine` ||IMEMC - "His hands are dripping with Lebanese blood. He is trying to come here to wash them with Palestinian water"||7/9/2006|
|Olmert orders end to Lebanon embargo ||AP - Guardian - "Israel will lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon tomorrow evening, the Israeli prime minister said today.
|Gerry Adams: Law limiting family reunification is a `terrible thing`||Yoav Stern-Haaretz-Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams on Wednesday slammed Israeli legislation that makes it difficult for Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs to gain legal status in Israel as a "terrible thing."
|Haifa City Council sacks Arab deputy mayor who opposed war ||Jack Khoury - Haaretz Correspondent - ""Today, [coexistence] has been torn apart ... if you are different you cannot be an equal. You must pay the loyalty tax even if you think that [the state] is crazy," Hamis said.
|Egypt powers Gaza Strip for first time in 40 years||Palestine News Network - "Tuesday marks the first time since 1967 that parts of the Gaza Strip will be powered by Egyptian electricity. The plan to purchase electricity from Egypt instead of the Israelis had been in place for months. But as the Israeli government had all borders closed, it was impossible to complete until now. ||13/9/2006|
|IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon||Meron Rappaport
- "What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire
towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in
Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and
phosphorous shells during the war.
|Junior is Israeli, father is dead, mother is being deported ||Shahar Ilan - Haaretz - "The state is so extreme and hurtful that it raises suspicion that its real motive is to reduce the number of non-Jews residing in Israel - Reut Michaeli and Nicole Maor, representing IRAC, the legal advocacy arm of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.||11/9/2006|
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