|AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL :Israel: Impunity for unlawful killings of demonstrators by police||
Amnesty International reiterates its call on the Israeli authorities to ensure that members of the security forces alleged to be responsible for excessive use of force which resulted in unlawful killings are brought to justice in trials that are consistent with international standards of fairness;||30/1/2008|
|Israeli-Arab group to urge strike||Etgar Lefkovitz - Jerusalem Post - In protest to Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz decision on Sunday that no police officers will be indicted in connection with the killing of 12 Israeli Arabs and a Palestinian during the October 2000 riots in the Galilee, the Israeli Arab Monitoring Committee has called for a meeting on Monday evening and is expected to urge the start of a general strike in the Arab sector. "This is a black day for justice, human rights and the aspiration for equality and respect between peoples," said Adalah director-general Hassan Jabareen.
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel also condemned the decision.
|Headlines from the Arab press||SANA ABDALLAH - Middle East Times - "Al-Ghad (Jordan): Bush`s team `lied` 935 times to justify occupying Iraq – An independent American study revealed the levels of misleading statements and lies by U.S. President George W. Bush and his aides in 2001-2003 over Iraqi threats to justify its occupation. The study said that Bush and seven senior administration officials gave more than 935 lying statements during the two years following the 9/11 attacks about Saddam Hussein`s Iraqi threat to U.S. national security."
|Bush`s Global Arms Trade: Making the World Safe for Despots||Sherwood Ross - The Counterpunch - "The Bush regime has been using 9/11 as an excuse for the reckless sale of weapons around the globe, working $16.9 billion in new arms deals in 2006, 41.9 percent of the world`s total. This compares to runners-up Russia, $8.7 billion, and Great Britain, $3.1 billion.." .."the U.S. is sending unprecedented levels of military assistance to countries that it simultaneously criticizes for lack of respect for human rights"||22/1/2008|
|BECAUSE THE ISRAELI BEDOUINS REFUSE TO EVAPORATE||Prof. Zeev Tsahor-Yedioth Ahronoth-"The founders of Jewish villages were allocated some 5 hectares of free land. The State erected for them free infrastructure and public institutes. Bedouins who continue to live in their villages for many generations, or who were transferred to their current residences by Israel, received nothing. The Bedouins live in un-recognized villages by order, but without any permits or infrastructures. (Abbreviated and translated from an article published in Hebrew.Translation by Gideon Gitai)"||18/1/2008|
|Advisor: Bush admires Jewish people||Ynetnews -
Jeremy Katz, White House advisor on Jewish affairs, tells JPPPI members, `There is a high level of Jewish representation in the US government in light of the Jewish community’s contribution towards the American nation`
|Lev Leviev and Oxfam||Alex Renton - Oxfam - "To the best of our knowledge Mr. Leviev has not been a donor to Oxfam or any of its affiliates."||13/1/2008|
|In Memoriam: Dr. Ahmad Maslamani, 20 December 1958 – 7 January 2007||Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign - Dr. Ahmad Maslamani, a leading national figure in the Palestinian grassroots struggle against the Occupation, has passed away as a result of a heart attack. In 1985 he was a founder member of the Union of Health Work Committees, where he was director from 1992. From 2004, he was a member of the steering committee of the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.||8/1/2008|
|Vilnai: I`d support freeing Barghouti for Gilad Shalit ||Associated Press (quoting Israel Radio) - Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai became the latest high-ranking Israeli official to publicly support the release of Marwan Barghouti: "I am willing to do much to free a soldier like Gilad Shalit so he can return home. Marwan Barghouti apparently will be on the list of prisoners whose release the Palestinians would demand in exchange for Shalit. If necessary, we should release him, too." ||5/1/2008|
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