|A plea against demonizing||Tony Klug - UK Jews Speak Out - When the land-confiscations and settlement-building accelerated a decade or so after 1967, and the Israeli occupation no longer looked to be temporary, Palestinian resistance grew in tandem. If, at times, it turned violent and involved deadly atrocities, it was not because the perpetrators were Palestinian, or Arab or predominantly Muslim, but because they were an occupied people. (...) In parallel, if there has been a persistent pattern of serious human rights violations in the occupied territories, it is not because the perpetrators are Israeli, nor even because they are Zionist - patriotic Israelis and self-proclaimed Zionists have been among the most outspoken critics, as they should be - and certainly not because they are Jews. It is because they are occupiers.||24/2/2007|
|Support regulation of cluster munitions||Jewish Voice for Peace -
"Dianne Feinstein has re-introduced a bill to regulate the American sale of cluster bombs."||21/2/2007|
|3 American women kidnapped in PA freed||Ali Waked -
"The women, apparently human rights activists, were taken hostage while taking pictures on the outskirts of the Balata refugee camp near Nablus." ||21/2/2007|
|FM radio aims to bridge Israel-PA gap||STEVE LINDE -
The Jerusalem Post -
""Coming from South Africa, where freedom of speech was a hard-won victory, we understand the importance of that and independence. We also understand how a free and independent media is absolutely vital to progress in the Middle East.""
|Book review: Two Palestinian women recall their lives in exile||Maureen Clare Murphy - Electronic Intifada - Both Salwa Salem`s and Ghada Karmi`s childhoods were violently disrupted by what Palestinians call al-Nakba, or the Catastrophe -- the involuntary mass exodus of nearly three quarters of the Palestinian population when the
State of Israel was established in 1948.||20/2/2007|
|Brandeis donors exact revenge for Carter visit ||Larry Cohler-Esses - Jewish Week - Major givers reportedly withholding funds from school, sparking fierce free-speech debate on Massachusetts campus.
|Turkey and webcams survey al-Aqsa ||Al Jazeera- "The mayor of Jerusalem, Uri Lupolianski, said on Sunday he would suspend construction work to replace a damaged wooden bridge leading to al-Aqsa compound with a stone ramp. However, the other excavations have continued."||16/2/2007|
|`There was no other way but up`||The Guardian - Massive Attack band making three shows this month in aid of the Hoping Foundation, a charity that funds community projects for Palestinian refugee children ||13/2/2007|
|Just like life under Pinochet||Nir Hasson -- Haaretz -- "Last week [Chilean Judge Juan] Guzman came to Israel as a guest of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the Alternative Information Center (AIC) to examine indicting Israelis responsible for house demolitions in European courts. Thus far, legal proceedings have been initiated only against military officers. The committee wants to indict civilians as well"||12/2/2007|
|Sounding the alarm over the coming US war on Iran||Eric Herter - Commondreams - Call a few like-minded friends and gather across the street from the post office at twelve noon Monday, Tuesday, each day this coming week. Bring pots and pans, and beat on them.||12/2/2007|
|Kadima minister Ezra: Free Barghouti for Abbas` sake||Haaretz - "Environment Minister Gideon Ezra, a senior Kadima party
colleague of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said Monday that
Israel should release jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti
in a bid to prop up Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud
|PM rejects Peretz plan to evacuate illegal outposts||Aluf Benn and Amos Harel -- Haaretz -- "Sources in the Prime Minister`s Office said Peretz proposed tiny outposts with just a few trailers. The sources say the premier is in favor of removing illegal outposts, but supports developing a comprehensive plan on the matter"||5/2/2007|
|`Israel missed best chance for peace`||Jerusalem POST STAFF -"Suleiman said that Olmert`s weakness led the IDF to embark on the Lebanon War instead of using the leverage of the talks to end the crisis peacefully.
"The two soldiers could have been home now, without the destruction of Lebanon and without the casualties on both sides.""||2/2/2007|
|Criticism Flies Over HBS Alum||Paras D. Bhayani -- The Harvard Crimson -- "[...] activists at Harvard […] alleged that [chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, Gabriel] Ashkenazi [a 2004 graduate of Harvard Business School] was responsible for abuses during Israel’s 22-year occupation of southern Lebanon and for his role in overseeing the construction of the barrier separating Israel and several of its settlements from the rest of the West Bank"
|Peace hopes fade after US and Israel agree to shun new Palestinian coalition||Rory McCarthy -- The Guardian -- "Ehud Olmert, who is due to meet Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, at a meeting chaired by the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, in a Jerusalem hotel this morning, said that he and the US had agreed to shun the new Palestinian unity government"||19/2/2007|
|Hundreds take part in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting||Eli Ashkenazi - Haaretz - Over 150 Israelis and 150 Palestinians planted nearly 1,200 olive trees on Friday next to the West Bank village of Salam, near Nablus. ||3/2/2007|
|U.S. synagogue holds event promoting sale of West Bank homes||The Associated Press -- Haaretz -- "Single-family homes begin at $120,000, the letters [addressed to American Jews] said. American Jews were asked to buy a home and then rent it to settlers for about $250 per month"||26/2/2007|
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