|Gaza truce expected to hold until after elections||Roni Sofer -
"Officially, Hamas is insisting that any extension would have to entail the opening of all the border crossings and an alleviation of the blockade imposed on the Strip." ||29/10/2008|
|Blind woman sent to jail for harboring Palestinian||Eli Senyor - Ynet - Handicapped, diabetic single mother convicted of aiding illegal resident receives six months community service, but after finding her unfit, judge sentences her to prison ||26/10/2008|
|Israel okays more Palestinian police in Hebron||Middle East Times - Report - Israel has approved deploying several hundred additional Palestinian police in the West Bank town of Hebron as part of an operation to restore order, Israeli public radio reported Wednesday. The deployment, the date for which has yet to be set, was agreed at a meeting Wednesday between officials of the Israeli military and the Palestinian Authority`s security service.
|French group: Israel among worst in press freedom beyond borders ||Reuters -
"Being a journalist in such countries involved endless frustration and constant police and judicial harassment."||22/10/2008|
|October 2008 in Akka (Acre) - Timeline of Events ||Ala Hlehel (ed.) - This report collects evidence of provocative action with the purpose of "Judaization" of the city.||21/10/2008|
|Israel should be a ‘Hebrew republic,’ Avishai says ||David Lazarus-Canadian Jewish News -"Israel is actually two states. The first is already a “Hebrew-speaking civil society,” but the second is a “state-within-a-state,” where Israeli Arabs do not share with other citizens the obvious rights they are entitled to – such as the right to purchase land – and where Jerusalem is becoming a “Judean reality” dominated by Orthodox Jews and the settlement ethos."||17/10/2008|
|Jewish solidarity group urges Canadian gov’t to reverse decision to boycott Durban Review Conference||Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)-Press Release - “Unfortunately, there has a systematic attempt to portray Durban I was an ‘anti-Semitic hate-fest’,” Ralph pointed out. “This stems from the fact that at Durban some NGO participants and governments challenged Israel`s racist policies. Instead of addressing the substance of these charges, the government of Israel and those who back it unconditionally chose to brand those who levelled criticism of Israel at Durban as ‘anti-Semitic’..”
|Anti-Arab incitement - root cause of attacks on Arab Citizens in Akka||Jafar Farah/Omar Jabary Salamanca - Mosawa - The General Attorney and police forces have neglected to act againstracist declarations that include "Death to Arabs" over the last few years, which has resulted in increased hatred and racist attitudes among the population. The internal tensions in Akka reflect current attitudes in different locations all over the country where local and national leaders are inciting violence and racism with resulting cumulative tension and use of violence. ||14/10/2008|
|Police arrest Jamal Taufik, Acre Yom Kippur driver||Dan Izenberg and Yaakov Lappin - Jerusalem Post - A few days ago, the police failed to protect Jamal Taufik from a near-lynch by a right-wing mob. Now, they arrest him [ed.]
|KM Dov Khenin - taking full responsibility for what I say, the only fitting word is `pogrom` ||"I was on that night, just three days ago, in Acre`s Eastern Neighborhood, and that was frightening and disgusting. The police first did not let me go in there, they said it was `a closed area`. A Closed Area - in fact, an area where mobs were rampaging in the streets, wildly hunting for Arabs to assault" said Hadash Knesset Member Dov Khenin, at the Jewish-Arab rally held this morning (Oct. 14) at the Acre Esplanade.
|The anti-Muslim smear machine strikes again?||Isabel Macdonald - Commondreams - Over the past weeks, 28 million copies of the anti-Muslim propaganda film Obsession: Radical Islam`s War Against the West have been delivered to the doors of newspaper subscribers in swing states. The 2006 documentary, which has been a mainstay of David Horowitz`s "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week," describes "radical Islam" as a menace comparable to Adolf Hitler that, according to the film`s website, "is threatening, with all the means at its disposal, to bow Western civilization under the yoke of its values." ||12/10/2008|
| Secrets and Lies: The Persecution of Muhammad Salah (Part I)||Michael E. Deutsch and Erica Thompson - Journal of Palestine Studies||11/10/2008|
|Palestinian torture victim seeks justice in the Netherlands||PCHR/Electronic Intifada - Dutch prosecution authorities failed to arrest Ami Ayalon, currently Minister without Portfolio in the Israeli Government, while he was visiting the Netherlands from 16 to 20 May 2008. An application for his arrest was submitted to the Dutch authorities by Khalid al-Shami, who alleged that he was a victim of torture from 1999-2000, when Ami Ayalon was the director of the Shin Bet ||10/10/2008|
|8 years after October riots - more discrimination||Sharon Roffe-Ofir -
""..the investigations prompt a feeling reminiscent of dark regimes,”"||8/10/2008|
|News and views that inspire love or kindle hatred||Oakland Ross-Toronto Star -"The TV commentators lauded Dagan – who heads Israel`s foreign spy agency, ...But turn to Page 5 of Israeli newspaper Haaretz .."His craft is killing," wrote Levy. "Dagan is our killer of the year. He himself is not the problem. Rather, it`s the disgusting worship of people of his kind .... Only in Israel." (Ed. Note: Since Haaretz is a valuable resource to OM, this article will be of interest to our readers.)"||6/10/2008|
|Canadian media attempt to silence on Israel||Robert Jensen-The Electronic Intifada-"But even when we have no illusions about the predatory nature of modern corporate capitalism, there`s something particularly disheartening when a media corporation abandons free-speech principles. Journalists are supposed to be the good guys on freedom of expression, right? If for no other reason than self-interest, shouldn`t media managers support these principles?
Yes, but apparently not when ideology gets in the way, as seems to be the case at Canada`s largest media corporation."||3/10/2008|
|Book ban ends rare Arab-Israeli cultural exchange ||Reuters -
"Last year, he sold over 30,000 copies of seven novels by Israeli writers in 15 Arab countries, including Syria and Lebanon."
|IDF to halt use of US cluster bombs||Reuters -
"More than 100 countries have banned the bombs because of their impreciseness."
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