|Hizbullah chief urges Lebanese to boycott STL investigation||By Elias Sakr -
The Daily Star, Lebanon
"Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah urged Lebanese officials and citizens Thursday to boycott probes carried out by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), warning that those who continue to cooperate will be participating in an attack against the resistance."
|Israeli official cancels Spain trip, fears arrest||AP -
"Dichter faced charges of crimes against humanity in Spain for his role in a 2002 airstrike that killed a Hamas commander and 14 civilians in the Gaza Strip."
|Bardaweel Denies Secret Talks With Israel||Saed Bannoura -
"Shalit is the only Israeli prisoner in the hands of the Palestinians. More than 8,500 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, are imprisoned by Israel. Dozens of detainees have been in prison for more than 25 years."
|Rightist protest results in injuries, arrests||Report -
"A day after attending a memorial service for Rabbi Meir Kahane, dozens of his supporters traveled from Jerusalem to the northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm."||27/10/2010|
|UN rep. backs declaration of Palestinian state in next year ||Tovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post - Robert Serry spoke to Fayyad while the two picked olives together near the West Bank village of Turmus`ayyeh, close to the Israeli settlement of Shiloh.
|MK Dichter cancels Spain trip for fear of arrest||Yuval Karni - Ynet - Planning on taking part in an international peace summit, Dichter requested to look into the possibility that he may face legal action in Spain over complaints against him for his involvement in the Salah Shehade assassination, and Operation Cast Lead.
|You do not want Arabs in Karmiel? Report to The Purple Email!||Sol Salbe - JewsREAD - Karmielï¿½s Deputy Mayor, Oren Milstein, does not want any Arabs in his town. Therefore he urges the public to report real estate deals with Arabs to a special email address, and his bureau assists the anti-Arab initiative. When journalists pressed him he asserted that this was "a private intitiative by a private citizen". ||26/10/2010|
|`Politics overshadowing racism`||Yitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - Jewish leaders in US speak against Israeli politicians` silence over increasing racism in Israel; ADL chief warns it may have detrimental impact on relations with American Jewry ||25/10/2010|
|A voice from the past||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"Anyone who says that is a racist."||20/10/2010|
|Report: Barghouthi to be freed in Shalit deal||MEDINA, Saudi Arabia (Ma`an) - Barghouthi would be freed but other prisoners which Hamas hopes to release in exchange for Shalit would not. bz||19/10/2010|
|Yediot poll notes threat of fascism in Israel||Richard Silverstein - Tikkun Olam - What stands out in the results is the absolutely schizoid nature of the Israel polity. It makes one understand the psychology at work historically in societies that turn to fascism, even while retaining the illusion that they are still at least marginally democratic. bz
|PA: Israel isolating itself internationally|| ||18/10/2010|
|An oath for the few excludes the many in an ethnocracy ||Jonathan Cook - The National - "My application for citizenship is due to be considered in the next few months, seven years after my marriage to a Palestinian citizen of Israel. The country`s 1.3 million Palestinians -- usually referred to by officials as `Israeli Arabs` -- are a fifth of the population. I, like a few others in my position, am likely to make such a pledge through gritted teeth and with my fingers crossed behind my back. Whatever I declare publicly to interior ministry officials will be a lie"||18/10/2010|
|The War On Terror||[forwarded by Miriam] Paul Craig Roberts--Most Americans cannot see what is happening because of their conditioning. Most Americans believe that their government is the best on earth, that it is morally motivated to help others and to do good, that it rushes aid to countries where there is famine and natural catastrophes. Most believe that their presidents tell the truth, except about their sexual affairs. [the same about Israelis as concerns `conditioning,` i.e. brain washing. Dorothy]||17/10/2010|
|Israeli Arabs must start buying land and prove they aren`t a bargaining chip||Zoheir Andrewous -
"Between Netanyahu and Lieberman, Arabs in Israel have been turned, against their wishes, into a central player in the peace process."...
"The writer is the editor of the Arabic newspaper Ma al-Hadath, published in Tamra." id
|Helen Thomas: You cannot criticize Israel and survive||Natasha Mozgovaya -
""They distorted my remarks, which they obviously have to do for their own propaganda purposes, otherwise people might wonder why they continue to take Palestinian land," she said." id
|EU says Israel should guarantee rights for all citizens||Jerusalem Post - "The two democratic states (... ) will both need to fully guarantee equality to all their citizens. Basically in the case of Israel, this means whether they are Jewish or not. ||12/10/2010|
|PA adopts textbook, banned in Israel, offering both sides` narratives||Or Kashti - Haaretz - "Unfortunately, the Palestinians are further along than the Israeli Education Ministry when it comes to acknowledging the other side of the conflict," said an official involved in administering the textbook in the Sha`ar Hanegev school. "While [the Palestinians] approved the project, here they are summoning the principal for clarifications. bz
|Vanunu`s freedom denied again||Eileen Fleming - Salem News - Having recently spent three months in detention for the "crime" of talking to foreigners, nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu returned to the Supreme Court, seeking to rescind the restrictions and get permission to leave the country. As on previous occasions, his appeal was denied. On 12 December this year, Vanunu is due to be granted the Carl-von-Ossietzky-Medal. In Berlin.||12/10/2010|
|No positive evidence supporting accusations against Ameer Makhoul||Rela Mazali - Jewish Peace News - "On May 8th, Jewish Peace News posted news of the arrest or, more precisely, abduction, of human rights defender Ameer Makhoul, `Director of Ittijah – The Union of Arab Community-Based Associations – … in the dead of night, while he and his family slept in their home in Haifa.` The arrest of this `Israeli citizen [and] … high-profile activist … [was] placed under a gag order … Israeli reporters, news outlets and even blogs" were forbidden from writing about it`"||11/10/2010|
|Injustice in three dimensions||Robert Fiske--In a deeply moving letter to his granddaughter, he describes his own partial conversion when, after being long convinced that "we Jews had arrived where we belonged", he had to drive a tractor out of his kibbutz, turning right at the gate and dumbing rubbish in a pile of garbage down the road. "I decided to turn left and take the tractor towards the border ï¿½ a route that was rarely taken, and somewhat forbidden, by anyone in the kibbutz. ||10/10/2010|
|Gaza burns as Hamas declares war on drugs||Donald Macintyre--Use of narcotics has soared among a people under siege. Now the authorities have vowed to clean up.||10/10/2010|
|For Israeli army, tests of accountability||Joel Greenberg--"The Israel Defense Forces is one of the most moral armies in the world," Netanyahu said in a statement. "Humiliation of prisoners and detainees is not the way of the State of Israel, nor that of the Jewish people." ||10/10/2010|
|OECD threatens to cancel J`lem conference over minister`s remarks ||Ronen Medzini - Ynet - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria sends letter implying conference scheduled to take place in Jerusalem in late October may be canceled over Tourism Minister Misezhnikov`s statements that gathering constitutes recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital
|Liebermania in action ||Gush Shalom - This week Israel`s security forces practiced the putting down of mass demonstrations and protests among Israel`s Arab citizens and their imprisonment in a large detention camp to be established at Golani Junction in Galilee. The exercise was based on a scenario of the riots being provoked by implementation of Avigdor Lieberman`s plan for "an exchange of populations", i.e. massively depriving Arabs of their Israeli citizenship.||9/10/2010|
|P.A Forces Arrest Former Detainee||by Saed Bannoura -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Barghouthi , known as Abu Asef, is from Kobar village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees in Gaza, slammed the arrest of Omar Barghouthi and considered it as “stabbing in the back of detainees and the symbols of resistance."
| A mosque of their own||by Boaz Arad -
"Despite harsh condemnation, they conduct women-only prayers, are taught the mysteries of Koran, and advise men on religious matters. Ynetnews presents rare journey to visit the Chinese Ahong – the only female imams in the world"
|Israel`s wake-up call||Dov Waxman - mideast.foreignpolicy.com - The failure of successive Israeli governments since the October 2000 events to address the longstanding grievances of the Arab minority in any serious and sustained manner has further increased their disaffection.||5/10/2010|
|Police mishandled probe into Israeli Arab riot deaths, report finds||Tomer Zarchin and Jack Khoury - Haaretz - Three cases against police officers who shot dead Israeli Arabs in riots in October 2000 were improperly closed, Israel Democracy Institute claims||4/10/2010|
|Remembering the right of return ||Hugh Mcleod--Ain al-Hilweh today is a two square kilometre pressure cooker of tedium and despair, punctuated by moments of terror. The Fatah faction has long held sway in the camp, including manning the security checkpoints around it, but is being challenged by the rising power of Islamic groups ||3/10/2010|
|More than an olive branch||by Khaled Amayreh -
" Though the detail is unclear, the PLO leadership is airing the notion of offering "historic" concessions to Israel to bring it along the path of peace."||22/10/2010|
|Bill Clinton: Mideast peace would undercut terror||AP -
""They blew 10 years and complicated the problem demographically by not doing this in 2000. It must be done," he said."
|Yael Dayan: Make all war records public||Aviel Magnezi -
""Ever since he passed away people feel free to utter the most mendacious and immoral criticism, so I support the publication of anything that is true.""
|Equal rights, sustainability, and development for Israel`s Negev - not dispossession of the Bedouin!||AIC - Over the past week, a wide coalition of Israeli and American groups have been preparing an open letter, to be presented during the Jewisih National Fund conference at Atlanta, Georgia, and confronting the JNF`s American supporters with its nefarious practices on the ground. ||12/10/2010|
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