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UN: Israel violated truce 7 times in one weekRoi Mandel - Ynet - UN records 7 incidents of IDF soldiers attempting to drive Palestinian farmers away from border fence by shooting at them. Only one offence marked against Palestinians for firing on Sderot; report does not include most recent rocket fire 28/6/2008
The Brass Ring A multibillionaire’s relentless quest for global influence.Connie Bruck -New Yorker-"Adelson, ...is fiercely opposed to a two-state solution; and he had contributed so generously to Bush’s reëlection campaign that he qualified as a Bush Pioneer....Adelson saw Olmert’s actions as a betrayal of principle. He had long wanted to see the Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu returned as Prime Minister, but a revived peace process gave that goal new urgency. "27/6/2008
Hackers break into Hamas websiteJPOST.COM STAFF -Jerusalem Post-"The websites of Arab Israeli political party Balad, and left-wing activist groups `Hagada Hasmolanit` and `Occupation` featured a black background with an Israeli flag, and the emblem of the `Extremist Zealots` group, similar to that of Meir Kahane`s Kach movement."27/6/2008
Settlers fire rocket at PalestiniansSteve Weizman - Associated Press - Israeli security officials said Friday that students from a far-right Jewish theological seminary at a West Bank settlement recently built a crude rocket and fired it at a nearby Palestinian village, although it failed to reach its target.22/6/2008
Forced apart by lawToni O`Loughlin - The Guardian - A report on the fate of an Israeli-Arab man and his Palestinian wife, which reflects what some see as a wider effort to banish Palestinians from Israel21/6/2008
Uneasy Gaza truce comes into effectAl Jazeera and agencies - "A truce between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza has come into effect, with both sides voicing doubts over how long the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire will hold. [...] About 50 rockets and mortars were reportedly fired from Palestinian positions into southern Israel, while Israeli air raids in Gaza injured several people"19/6/2008
Israel has won the European cup: a special relationship"Arjan El Fassed - EI - "The cooperation [between Israel and the EU] is based on the European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan […] aimed at bringing the neighboring countries closer to the EU. This European move might seem surprising since a progress report on the implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy stated clearly that ‘little concrete progress’ has been made on issues raised between Israel and the EU, such as restrictions on movement, the construction of the West Bank wall (its route ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice), administrative detentions, the dismantling of settler ‘outposts,’ and the expansion of Israeli settlements”19/6/2008
Just Vision`s latest activitiesRonit Avni - Just Vision - Just Vision will be participating in two conferences in the United States this summer: the Popular Conference for Palestinians and the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). At each, we will be showing a Classroom Cut of Encounter Point (approximately 53 minutes) followed by a workshop that walks teachers through our educational resources highlighting Palestinian and Israeli civic leaders in non-violent peace building.17/6/2008
Israeli forces kill three Palestinian fighters near Khan Younis Ma`an - The Israeli military said soldiers spotted three armed Palestinian men approaching the border wall east of Khan Younis, and shot them dead. The Israeli army mentioned that two explosive devices and rifles were found on the bodies of the victims. 16/6/2008
Israeli peace activists attacked in Tel AvivYesh Gvul - Two Israeli activists, Yael and Zohar, attacked in Tel Aviv, after distributing Yesh Gvul leaflets 15/6/2008
Olmert Ups the Ante: Threats Against Iran EscalateJeremy R. Hammond - the Counterpunch14/6/2008
Congress gets behind Israel`s aid requestNonetheless (...) an agreement was not finalized. Political and defense sources in Israel said that the main reason for the delay stemmed from concerns among Democrats, who control both houses of Congress, that the additional defense aid would be credited to the Republicans during a major election year [sic! ed].10/6/2008
Haifa Conference for the Right of Return and a Secular Democratic State in PalestineIn recent years, there have been annual conferences on the Right of Return that have played an essential role in consolidating and demonstrating the growing political and public consensus in support of the return of all Palestinian refugees to all the places from which they were expelled. The new Haifa conference is not an alternative to the “Right of Return conferences”. It rather takes the discussion one step further by proposing a specific political framework for the implementation of the right of return and for all the countries’ residents and refugees to live together.8/6/2008
Obama at AIPAC: Some Doubts Eased, Others CreatedJames Zogby - Huffington Post 7/6/2008
Forum Gush Shalom: Is the Israel Lobby doing harm to Israel? A public debate with American professors John Mearsheimer & Stephen Waltwriters of "The Israel Lobby" June 12, 8pm Beit Sokolov Tel-Aviv5/6/2008
Abbas calls for unconditional dialogue with Hamas, Zahhar welcomes decision Ma`an News - Abbas announced the decision to undertake a comprehensive national dialogue to implement all aspects of the Yemeni initiative, in order to heal the divisions between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, as decided at the Arab summit in Damascus5/6/2008
And the winner is ... the Israel lobbyPepe Escobar - Asia Times - "All the candidates in the House say yeah Republican presidential candidate McCain is opening this year`s AIPAC jamboree; Clinton and Obama are closing it on Wednesday."4/6/2008
Workshop for Students from the Rupin CollegeYossef Mekyton - School for Peace - "Participants asked what the Palestinians would say about the Palestinian villages that were destroyed and one student asked how the Palestinians would react to the fact that he served as a soldier manning military checkpoints in the West Bank." 4/6/2008
Imam Mohammad Qatanani tells American judge of torture in Israeli detention Samantha Henry - Associated Press/Multiply - At the Federal Court in Newark, N.J., Mohammad Qatanani, a Palestinian religious leader facing the threat of deportation from the US, described his time in Israeli detention in 1993: being tied to a small chair with his hands bound, kept in a freezing cell, and subjected to starvation, violence and threats to himself and his family. Several of his supporters in the packed courtroom began quietly weeping as he spoke. Among the protesters outside were a group of orthodox Jews, expressing solidarity with Qatanani who had championed their fight to get a kosher slaughterhouse. 3/6/2008
Retired US diplomats meet Hamas leaders in GazaAFP - The Daily Star - "The delegation represented the Council for the National Interest, a group of diplomats, analysts, and businessmen who, according to the group`s Web site, seek to counter the `over-zealous tactics of Israel`s lobby` in the US"2/6/2008
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