|No sentiments in war||Avi Shlaim`s book review in the Guardian: 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris.||31/5/2008|
|Nul points||Richard Silverstein -
The Guardian - commentisfree - "Last year, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, which determines who represents Israel, ruled that Israel Defense Forces service was a condition for performer eligibility [for the Eurovision song contest]"||31/5/2008|
|Allow Finkelstein Entry - petition to Israeli government||CJPME intitiative - http://www.PetitionOnline.com/6531/petition.html can be joined without borders||27/5/2008|
|`J`lem offers 91% of W. Bank in new map`||Associated Press - The Jerusalem Post - "Palestinian officials close to peace talks said Sunday that Israel has offered a West Bank withdrawal map that leaves about 8.5 percent of the territory in Israeli hands, less than a previous plan but still more than the Palestinians are ready to accept"||26/5/2008|
|Carter urges `supine` Europe to break with US over Gaza blockade||Jonathan Steele and Jonathan Freedland - The Guardian - Ex-president says EU is colluding in a human rights crime||26/5/2008|
|An appeal to Admiral Fallon on Iran||Ray McGovern - Consortiumnews.com - with all due respect, Sir, you remain bound by your oath to the US Constitution, even in retirement. You are legally obliged to speak out against the Bush Administration`s aggressive plans regarding Iran.||24/5/2008|
|US political author Norman Finkelstein denied entry to Israel||Monsters & Critics - Finkelstein landed at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv in the early morning and was told by a representative of the ministry of interior that he would not be allowed into the country on `security` grounds, attorney Michael Sfard told dpa. ||24/5/2008|
|Israel arrests outspoken academic Norman Finkelstein||Democracy Now! - Finkelstein is known one of the most prominent academic critics of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.||24/5/2008|
|Israel’s ‘American Problem’||JEFFREY GOLDBERG-NY Times-“..the likely presidential nominees are smart, analytical men who understand the manifold threats Israel faces 60 years after its founding. They should be able to talk, in blunt terms, about the full range of dangers faced by Israel, including the danger Israel has brought upon itself.”||23/5/2008|
|Syria and Israel announce resumption of peace talks through Turkish mediators||Charly Wegman - Agence France Presse in Daily Star - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the aim was to pave the way "for the resumption of direct negotiations aimed at achieving just and comprehensive peace in the region." Moallem told AFP that Damascus had received Israeli commitments for a full withdrawal from the strategic plateau, which the Jewish state occupied in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
|Israel contemplates giving up Golan Heights to Syria||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - Mr Olmert, whose trip to Ankara in February 2007 paved the way for the Turkish initiative, has said Israel would be willing to contemplate restoration of the Golan to Syria in return for Damascus severing its alliance with Iran and ending support for Hizbollah and for the Palestinian factions Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israeli officials said there had been contacts since early last year but they had recently become "energised".
|Report: U.S. Will Attack Iran ||Newsmax Staff -
"The Jewish-American source said Israel is “preparing for heavy casualties,” expecting to be the target of Iranian retribution following the U.S. attack."
|Bush castigated by leading Palestinian||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "Mr Bush`s speech made no mention of the occupation of Palestinian territory or of the continued expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, officially opposed by the US. It was ecstatically received by Israeli parliamentarians on the far right.
Zevulun Orlev, leader of the National Religious Party, which spearheads the settlement movement, declared: `His unconditional support for Israel is moving`"||19/5/2008|
|`What a Way to Mark Independence Day`: Paramilitary Police Attack Al-Nakba March||Jonathan Cook- The Counterpunch - "Dozens of marchers were injured, including women and children, and two Arab Knesset members, Mohammed Barakeh and Wassel Taha, were bloodied by police batons. Mounted police charged into the crowds, while stun grenades and tear gas were liberally fired into fields being crossed by families. Eight youths were arrested."||18/5/2008|
|Racism at conference ||Gush Shalom - Calling upon Attorney-General Menny Mazuz, to investigate settler rabbis Zalman Melamed, Dov Lior and Yisrael Samet, on charges of racist incitement.||13/5/2008|
|Thursday, May 15, Nuri al-Okbi before the Goldberg commission||If you didn`t visit his protest tent yet - at least hear his testimony about the trampling of Bedouin rights ||13/5/2008|
|Report: Ethnic cleansing continues in Jaffa ||Arab Associatoin for Human Rights - The Electronic Intifada - According to the Palestinian residents, however, the issuing of these orders actually reflects a desire to evict them from the neighborhood, which in recent years has become a magnet for wealthy Jewish buyers. They believe that the issuing of the eviction orders cannot be divorced from a process terms the `development of Jaffa` by the Tel Aviv Municipality. This process, which is currently at its peak, actually amounts to a plan to `judaize` Jaffa, i.e. to attract as many Jewish residents as possible to the area, which is currently perceived by the Jewish public as an `Arab` city -- despite the fact that, in statistical terms, this is inaccurate.
|Bedouin soldiers: Israel shuns us||Yonat Atlas - Ynet - Data show that there is a significant decline in the number of Bedouins joining the IDF. Community leaders say they will not encourage youth to join the IDF if Israel continues to overlook them and their needs. ||7/5/2008|
|Israeli Arabs prepare to mark `Nakba`||Brenda Gazzar - Jerusalem Post - "The national catastrophe is embedded in the fact that the Palestinian state has never been established and the issue of Palestinian refugees has never been addressed," says Yousef Jabareen, director of the Nazareth-based think-tank Dirasat: The Arab Center for Law and Policy.
|Sixty Years in the Desert||Adam Keller - Life and struggle of Nuri Al-Okbi, born Bedouin, fighter for his rights as Israeli citizen.||6/5/2008|
|Foxy dilemma ||Reuven Weiss - Ynet - “The most ridiculous sentence I have ever heard is ‘it is good to die for our country`”, said famous model Bar Refaeli last year in a Yediot interview. Now the Fox fashion chain is threatened with a consumer boycott for appointing Refaeli as its presenter [ed.].||6/5/2008|
|Palestinian Festival of Dance – and Debate||Joshua Mitnick - The Christian`s Science Monitor - The third annual Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival showcases the growing cultural split between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip||5/5/2008|
|The JNF: Charitable tax status for racism?||Edward C. Corrigan-Rabble News-"Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, in early 2005, also forbade the JNF from issuing tenders for Jews only. To quote Benvenisti, "And once again, a way was found to circumvent the decision through `land swaps,` which only strengthened the JNF as a discriminatory institution with racist policies." The JNF refused to obey the Israeli Supreme Court ruling and continued the discriminatory practice with the Israeli state authorities refusing to enforce the ruling of their highest court."||2/5/2008|
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