|Palestinians File Lawsuits Over Gaza War||Mel Frykberg - AntiWar - "Israel is expected counter-argue that it was fighting on foreign territory and so it bears no legal responsibility for the aftermath of its intensive bombing campaign. However, under international law Gaza is still considered occupied by Israel as the Israeli authorities continue to control the territory’s borders, airspace, coastline, population registration, and electricity and water supplies"||31/10/2009|
|Conference: Sites of Conflict: Psycho-Political Resistance in Palestine-Israel 15-16 October Birkbeck, University of London||Yehudit Keshet - Occupation Magazine - Instead of my periodic book reviews in this column I thought readers of the Occupation Magazine might be interested in a review of this conference, organized by feminist scholar Lynne Segal||27/10/2009|
|Israel Warns UN Chief Not to Move Forward With Goldstone Report||Jason Ditz - AntiWar - World Stability Depends on Killing War Crimes Report, Lieberman Warns||24/10/2009|
|Arab winds of change||Brian Whitaker -
"Who is driving real change in the Arab countries? Not politicians, but feminists, gay people and bloggers"||23/10/2009|
|Israel push to change laws of war ||Agencies -
Al Jazeera -
""We need to keep punching a hole in this lie that is spreading with the help of the Goldstone report," Netanyahu was quoted as saying in the statement."
|The West Bank`s gold||Howard Schneider -
Washington Post -
"...the difference now is that instead of bottling the oil himself, it will go into a designer package and off to a market halfway around the world."
|`Probe by Israel would stop UN push`||TOVAH LAZAROFF -
J-lem Post -
""What peace process are they talking about? There isn`t one.""
|MK wants moment of silence for Kfar Kassem victims||Sharon Roffe-Ofir -
""Israel refuses to acknowledge its responsibility to what had occurred on that bitter and fatal night, in the same way it fails to recognize the occurrences of Land Day in 1976 and the murder of our sons in October 2000."||28/10/2009|
|Student ad: Know your anti-Israel professors||Yaheli Moran Zelikovich -
""As a Haifa University student, reading this ad made me feel nauseous. Preparing black lists of academics reminds me of dark times in dark regimes when people were persecuted for their different opinions.""||28/10/2009|
|Israeli Arab Schools Get Only Half the Funding of Their Jewish Counterparts - Educating Children in War Zones ||Catherine Rottenberg and Neve Gordon - CounterPunch - "Consider the way Jewish and Palestinian children are educated. Segregation in the classroom is the rule so that Jewish and Palestinian children only rarely mix. This strict segregation exists despite the fact that the Palestinians are citizens of Israel, comprising 19.5 percent of Israel`s population--around 1.37 million people--and 25 percent of all school children. Unlike the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, these Palestinians vote and pay taxes like Jewish citizens"||19/10/2009|
|MI5 chief defends links with foreign agencies accused of torture||By Helen Pidd and agencies
Source The Guardian
"MI5 had a duty to work with overseas agencies to counter `imminent` al-Qaida threat"||16/10/2009|
|Adalah Demands Israel Not To Authorize A New Under-cover Force||IMEMC -
"...the discrete nature of this unit and its unclear agenda, in addition to operating underground, raises serious fears that it is conducting unconstitutional acts."
|Don`t say we did not know #183||Amos -
Don`t say we did not know -
"...the village Twayyel Abu Jarwal was demolished for the 28th time (but who’s counting!?). This time the government confiscated the tractor that brings water to the village, and demolished all the water tanks in the village."
|Is Canada More pro-Israel than the U.S.?||Yves Engler -
Socialist Project -
"...under Prime Minister Stephen Harper`s Conservative government, Canada has become (at least diplomatically) the most pro-Israel country in the world."||14/10/2009|
|Secret police unit monitoring Israeli citizens [i.e. Arabs]||Tomer Zarchin - Haaretz - "It`s very hard for us to work in Umm al-Fahm, it`s very hard for us to deal with crime in Juarish and Ramle, and this unit is going to grow" said Police Commissioner David Cohen.
|U.S. to Egypt: Fatah-Hamas deal undermines Israel-PA talks ||Barak Ravid and Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy to the Middle East, Egyptian Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman that the US does not support the proposed reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas as it would undermine negotiations with Israel [[ a clear change from June when after Obama`s Cairo speech the US was mentioned as urging Egypt to achieve a Fatah-Hamas deal-ed.]] ||13/10/2009|
|Grant F. Smith on Israeli espionage in the US - interviewed by Scott Horton||Antiwar Radio - Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the 60 year history of Israeli espionage against the U.S., Obama’s “assumption of openness” decree that has made FOIA requests more successful, the inauspicious start of the 1985 U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement and how the 1979 Iranian Revolution cost Israel an important export market.||11/10/2009|
|Israel to attack Iran if sanctions not in place by Christmas - according to Sneh||Dudi Cohen - Ynet - "Remarks such as these, stated once in a while by Israeli leaders, are no more than sorry excuses aimed at avoiding supplying answers regarding Israel`s nuclear arsenal" - Iran`s ambassador in letter of complaint to UN after Sunday Times interview with former Deputy Defence Minister Ephraim Sneh.||10/10/2009|
|Arab from the North? You can`t enter Jerusalem||JPOST.COM STAFF -
J-lem Post -
"Al-Jazeera`s bureau chief in Israel, Walid al-Omari, and two of his crew members were initially denied entrance to Jerusalem."||9/10/2009|
|Beersheba: Bedouin protest suspects` arrest over Avdat vandalizing ||Ilana Curiel -
"...stop the incitement and persecution of the Bedouins in Israel."
|`Al-Aqsa in danger` ||Rachel Levine -
"A more constructive response might be to avoid further provocations in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and to step up efforts to empower the Arab citizens of Israel, economically and otherwise." ||9/10/2009|
|Palestinian U-turn on Gaza report ||BBC-News -
"...the meeting was necessary "because of the seriousness of the report and because we think it`s too long to wait until March"."
|Future foreign policy may forgo permanent peace deal||Roni Sofer -
"...Israel`s future foreign policy, which states that the government should not attempt to reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinians but rather focus on a temporary accord that would prevent US and European frustration."
|Security Council to discuss Goldstone Report on Oct. 14||AP -
"The council met behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss Libya`s request for an emergency meeting on the report."||8/10/2009|
|Report: Dweik calls for Abbas` resignation||Ma`an -
""The Goldstone Report was the straw that broke the camel`s back – It`s time that Abbas clears his seat and leaves the leadership of the Palestinian people for others."" ||7/10/2009|
|PA: Advance peace talks or we`ll take Goldstone report to court ||Avi Issacharoff and Jack Khoury -
"Saeb Erekat told the French media Tuesday that Abbas is now considering asking Arab states to raise the Goldstone report in the Security Council themselves. Erekat also threatened to reveal the names of all the countries that pressured Abbas to pull the motion and instead negotiate with Israel without preconditions."
|Abbas may change his mind on Goldstone Report ||AFP/Y-net/Ma’an - "President Abbas is seriously studying the possibility of asking the Arab and Islamic bloc to officially take the Goldstone report to international bodies, including the UN General Assembly and the Security Council," chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said
|`Obama won`t press Israel to reveal nuclear arsenal` ||Haaretz - A 40-year-old covert agreement between the U.S. and Israel has allegedly permitted Israel to maintain an active nuclear facility without inspection that contains several hundred nuclear bombs. [This unsigned article heralds the end of Israel`s nuclear ambiguity. One wonders why exactly now-ed.]||3/10/2009|
|Answering critics of the boycott movement ||Sami Hermez
The Electronic Intifada
"Over the last three years, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has been gaining stride. Individuals around the world have been joining this call, from organizing actions in supermarkets in France and Great Britain protesting Israeli products made in settlements, to filmmakers withdrawing movies from film festivals, to prominent Israelis making a public stand with the BDS movement"||2/10/2009|
|Hizbullah Banking Litigation ||No author
Daily Star Network
"New Jersey based law firm, OSEN LLC and famed trial attorney Tab Turner of Turner and Associates in Arkansas are joining experienced Israeli litigator, Oren Gutterman, to file a lawsuit in United States federal court on behalf of approximately 50 Israeli civilians, killed or injured as a result of Lebanese-based terrorist organization Hizbullah’s terror missile campaign directed against Israeli civilians in the summer of 2006.||2/10/2009|
|PA`s conflicting approaches as different as night and day||KHALED ABU TOAMEH
" The Palestinian Authority`s actions and rhetoric, especially in the past few weeks and months, show that hypocrisy has become a major component of its official policy."
|UN makes a drama out of Gaza crisis||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - Israel’s attack on an aid warehouse that was a lifeline for Palestinians has been powerfully reconstructed for the stage. But such controversial material is leaving audiences divided ||26/10/2009|
|Moyers interviews Goldstone||Richard Goldstone - Bill Moyers Journal - I saw the destruction of the only flour-producing factory in Gaza. I saw fields plowed up by Israeli tank bulldozers. I saw chicken farms, for egg production, completely destroyed. Tens of thousands of chickens killed. I met with families who lost their loved ones in homes in which they were seeking shelter from the Israeli ground forces. I had to have the very emotional and difficult interviews with fathers whose little daughters were killed, whose family were killed. One family, over 21 members, killed by Israeli mortars. So, it was a very difficult investigation, which will give me nightmares for the rest of my life.||25/10/2009|
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