|A title from a Haifa newspaper - `The Islam Extends its Influence in the University`|| Daniel Siryoti and Hadid Rashi - translation and comments by Yuval Yonai
[Editor`s comment - in Haifa you can find some extent of coexistence between the two nations, the situation is much better than, e.g., in Jerusalem. But racism is on the rise everywhere in Israel as evidenced by the following article from a Haifa newspaper].||31/7/2007|
|Security fallout worsens for Fatah ||Aljazeera - "Nabil Amr is a senior presidential aide who was on the nine-member panel that conducted exhaustive interviews with Fatah commanders following the establishment of the inquiry on June 23.
He told a news conference the faction`s security forces in the Gaza Strip were riven by nepotism, infiltrated by hostile agents and contained recruits motivated by simply making a living rather than political conviction."||31/7/2007|
|Rapture Ready||Max Blumenthal - "I attended Christians United for Israel`s annual Washington-Israel Summit...I have covered the Christian right intensely for over four years. During this time, I attended dozens of Christian right conferences, regularly monitored movement publications and radio shows, and interviewed scores of its key leaders. I have never witnessed any spectacle as politically extreme, outrageous, or bizarre as the one Christians United for Israel produced last week in Washington. See it for yourself. " Includes a link to YouTube video.||31/7/2007|
|Arab Envoys and Israelis Meet to Talk Mideast Peace ||ISABEL KERSHNER - The New York Times -"The League envoys came to Israel to promote the Arab peace initiative, a proposal for Israel to withdraw to its pre-1967 boundaries, to allow the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and to arrive at a “just and agreed” solution for the Palestinian refugees. In return, Israel would gain the full recognition of, and normal relations with, the Arab world."
|Arabs push Israel for final talks ||Al Jazeera - "The Arab peace initiative offers Israel the normalisation of ties with Arab nations in exchange for full withdrawal from Arab land occupied during the 1967 War, the creation of a Palestinian state and the return of refugees."
|An introduction to Hebrew University, Jerusalem||Seán O`Neill - "I went to the orientation for international students at Hebrew University in Jerusalem..[We were instructed:] "Never get on the Arab bus. It doesn`t go anywhere you want to go." He warned against going anywhere in the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, recounting vague horror stories about Israeli children being kidnapped and taken into the West Bank. He qualified this however by saying that it should be all right to visit Jewish settlements in the West Bank..."Where is it safe to go in East Jerusalem?[Arab part of town] ""As for the Old City, you`ll be all right in the Jewish quarter," he explained. "The Christian and Muslim quarters however are iffy, and at night they`re not safe. As for the rest of East Jerusalem, stay away. There`s just nothing for you to see there."
|Birzeit Heritage Week||The Roazana Association in Birzeit is organizing a heritage week in the coming 10 days||23/7/2007|
|Hamas willing to negotiate with Blair||John Smith -- IMEMC -- "Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri indicated that the Hamas movement was willing to open talks with the Quartet’s new envoy, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, but reiterated their refusal to negotiate with the Israeli state"||23/7/2007|
|Corrie et al v. Caterpillar, Inc. : Caterpillar gets bad publicity in the boardroom, the courtroom, and the press||Jewish Voice for Peace - Caterpillar may want to ignore any responsibility for the sale of bulldozers to Israel used to demolish the homes and uproot the orchards of Palestinian civilians, but we won`t let them.
|One Israeli soldier killed and two injured in clashes in central Gaza Strip; four Islamic Jihad fighters also injured||Ma`an -- "Eyewitnesses said that Israeli helicopters arrived on the scene to evacuate the casualties, and military tanks fired heavily in order to cover the withdrawal of the Israeli force"||12/7/2007|
|UN commander in Golan `worried by Israel`s actions`||Gil Yaron -- YNET -- Major-General Wolfgang Jilke, commander of force observing ceasefire between Israel and Syria, expresses concern over rising tensions, but points finger mainly at Israel for breaking routine in area and acting intensively
|PM considers allowing Jordanian forces to enter West Bank||Ronny Sofer -- YNET -- Abbas expected to ask Olmert to approve entry of Palestinian Bader Division forces to preserve his control over West Bank; Palestinian leader will also request Israel’s permission to transfer dozens of armored vehicles from Egypt to Palestinian territories||12/7/2007|
|Emphasizing the Sanctity of Universities of Academic Freedoms, PCHR Calls for Immediate Investigation into Storming the Campus al-Azhar University||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - "PCHR strongly condemns storming the campus of al-Azhar University in Gaza City by the Executive Force, and calls for immediate investigation into this raid, emphasizing the sanctity of public institutions, especially educational ones, and the necessity to protect them and maintain their independence"
|Request for Support: Refugee Camp by the Israeli Knesset for the victims of Home Demolitions in the Unrecognized Villages in the Negev. ||Yeela Raanan -
Regional Council for Unrecognized Villages - The Government of Israel is intensifying the demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Israeli Negev. This is instead of recognition, community involvement in discussions, and planning.
.. In order to compel the government of Israel to amend its policies towards the Unrecognized Villages, the leadership of the Unrecognized Villages has decided to erect a Refugee Camp by the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem. The camp will be erected on July 16 th, 2007, and will continue as long as the government will continue with the policy of demolitions. In order to erect and run this camp we need funds! Therefore we are turning to you for your help and support."
Also "Living under a Threat: Demolition Orders on all homes in A-Sire."||17/7/2007|
|British Parliament discusses Israel`s EU privileges in light of the Occupation||Clare Short - "The delegation spent the second day of its visit with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, an organisation that I greatly admire. The committee took us on a tour of East Jerusalem and showed us how the combination of formal and informal settlements, and systematic house demolition, was encircling East Jerusalem and how that constrained, displaced and ethnically cleansed the Palestinian population. When we were with ICAHD, we witnessed a house demolition. A massive machine with "Volvo" emblazoned on its side destroyed a substantial house that was built by a Palestinian family on their own land and in territory that belongs to the Palestinians under international law—formally, it is occupied territory."||6/7/2007|
|Vanunu ||Gideon Spiro - general email - Mordechai was found guilty and sent to prison not because he reveiled secrets, but because he was talking to foreign journalists, and by this violating an administrative order given by one of the generals of the Israeli army.||4/7/2007|
|Who killed Ashraf Marwan?||By Howard Blum -
International Herald Tribune -"The billionaire`s body tumbled over the railing of his apartment`s fourth-floor balcony and landed hard on the London sidewalk. And like so much in the complicated life of Ashraf Marwan - a 62-year-old Egyptian who had been the most effective spy in the history of the Middle East - the mysterious circumstances of his death two weeks ago provoked further speculation."||17/7/2007|
|Tonight (9.7) at 22:00, a special program in Al Jazeera in Arabic on 2 plays showed in US about occupation|| ||9/7/2007|
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