|The 2010 TIME 100||
by Tony Blair
"In August 2009, Fayyad, 57, laid out a program to build the apparatus of a Palestinian state within two years, proving that he doesn`t hesitate to lead from the front, often with great personal courage."
|Divest - for Israel`s sake ||By Matthew A. Taylor -
"Perhaps American college students can help bring Israel to its senses. This past March 18, members of the student senate at the University of California, Berkeley, voted to recommend to the university`s governing board of regents that they divest their holdings in General Electric and United Technologies - two companies that have profited from Israel`s occupation of Palestinian land, its demolition of Palestinian homes, its aggressive campaign in Gaza last year, and the expansion of settlements. Although Berkeley`s student government is not the first in the United States to vote for a divestment recommendation of this nature, it is by far the most significant. "
|Yalla Peace: Stop saying tolerance||RAY HANANIA -
J-lem Post -
"What Palestinians and Israelis clearly seem to lack is tolerance."||28/4/2010|
|Poll: Majority of Israel`s Jews back gag on rights groups||Or Kashti -
"The poll also found that most of the respondents favor punishing Israeli citizens who support sanctioning or boycotting the country, and support punishing journalists who report news that reflects badly on the actions of the defense establishment."
| Impose solution for Middle East, Abbas asks Obama ||Catrina Stewart - The Independent - "The plea, made several times in private but uttered in public for the first time, came as US envoy George Mitchell wrapped up a three-day visit to Jerusalem without any breakthrough on starting the proximity talks"||26/4/2010|
|Lebanon`s women warriors ||Aljazeera Net -
"Through the eyes of women who fought on the frontlines, this film offers a fresh perspective on the Lebanese civil war and a contemporary insight into Lebanon today, the role of women there, and the relationship between women and violence."||23/4/2010|
|Report: Iran agrees belatedly to better monitoring||Reuters Published: -
"Western diplomat says Islamic Republic agreed `in principle` to allow `enhanced surveillance measures` and grant IAEA access to Natanz nuclear site where Tehran says recently began enriching uranium to 20% purity "
|Fundamentalist Settlers Attack An Arab Home In Jaffa||by Saed Bannoura -
" a group of fundamentalist settlers of Keryat Arba’ Yeshiva in Jaffa broke on Sunday into an Arab home in the city and attacked its owner telling her that they “will force all Arabs out of Jaffa”. ||21/4/2010|
|Im Tirtzu alters memorial prayer in fresh attack on Israeli left||Chaim Levinson - Haaretz - "Let the people of Israel remember those from within it, flesh from their flesh, who participated in claims against its officers and soldiers. Those who during the time of the battle to defend Israel stood at protests and called their soldiers war criminals (...)," the altered passage read. ||20/4/2010|
|Egypt seeks UN pressure on Israel over nukes||Reuters - Ynet - Envoys say US, UK, France considering backing Cairo`s call for zone in Middle East free of nuclear arms ||20/4/2010|
|Barak urges end to occupation ||Al Jazeera - "The world is not willing to accept - and we will not change that in 2010 - the expectation that Israel will rule another people for decades more," Barak said on Israel Radio on Israel`s Memorial Day. "It is something that does not exist anywhere else in the world.||20/4/2010|
|Police raid Anat Kamm`s house after unauthorized visit by relative ||Tomer Zarchin - Haaretz - "Police staking out the apartment of Anat Kamm in Tel Aviv decided to raid it Thursday after she received a visit from a relative that had not been approved by the courts [...] Police and prosecution refused to comment on the incident. Last week the Supreme Court ordered that the terms of Kamm`s house arrest be tightened"||19/4/2010|
|Arrest Blair!||This site offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace. Anyone attempting an arrest which meets the rules laid down here will be entitled to one quarter of the money collected at the time of his or her application.||18/4/2010|
|Lebanese villagers dismantle part of Israel border fence ||By DPA -
"Around 50 villagers from the southern Lebanese town of Abbasiyeh removed Friday a barbed wire fence which was set up by Israel three days earlier on the so-called Blue Line border separating Lebanon and Israel, a Lebanese security source said.
The crowd hoisted Lebanese flags in the area, while Israeli troops went on high alert."||16/4/2010|
|Did Banned Media Report Foretell of Gaza War Crimes?||by Jonathan Cook -
" An Arab member of the Israeli parliament is demanding that a newspaper be allowed to publish an investigative report that was suppressed days before Israel attacked Gaza in winter 2008.
The investigation by Uri Blau, who has been in hiding since December to avoid arrest, concerned Israeli preparations for the impending assault on Gaza, known as Operation Cast Lead. "
|Judge Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzvah||by Philip Weiss -
"The Israeli crisis, and this news, demonstrate what we have always tried to talk about, and that Walt and Mearsheimer addressed: the Diaspora is essential to the Israeli state, and any hedge on that support is perceived as an assassination. (This is also J Street`s problem.) "||16/4/2010|
| Obama conference on nuclear reduction - a call to all delegates. was send to the White House and Washington Post ||The Israeli Committee for a Middle East Free from Atomic, Biological and Chemical Weapons -
Unless you apply severe sanctions to all M-E government producing - or hoarding – weapons of mass-destruction your efforts will be seen as insincere. Applying sanctions selectively by allowing some governments to keep such weapons are counter-productive. It will increase the dangers that those concerned about the welfare of all humanity try to avert.
|The Government of Israel demolished homes again in the unrecognized villages in the Israeli Negev||Yeela Raanan, RCUV -April 13th, the Government of Israel demolished 3 homes and served many home demolition orders in the unrecognized village of El-Araqib. The government is coveting the lands of this village and lately has staged a major attack on the residents of this village to forcefully take the lands: the JNF (Jewish National Fund) is planting a forest on these lands;||14/4/2010|
|Appeal to the delegates in Washington||The Israeli Committee for a Middle East Free from Atomic, Biological and Chemical Weapons: In the past 50 years no other region in the world has had more wars than the Middle-East. It still has the largest number of unresolved political conflicts.
|Rare meeting between senior Hamas, Fatah figures held in Gaza||Ali Waked - Ynet - Abu Zaida, a former minister in the Palestinian Authority, recently returned to Gaza after leaving three years ago following Hamas` violent takeover. ||13/4/2010|
|IDF order will enable mass deportation from West Bank||Amira Hass - Haaretz - A new military order aimed at preventing infiltration will come into force this week, enabling the deportation of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank, or their indictment on charges carrying prison terms of up to seven years.||11/4/2010|
|Revealed: Ex-IDF soldier accused of espionage for passing documents to Haaretz ||Yossi Melman - Haaretz - Kam, 23, is accused of appropriating 2,000 documents, 700 of which were classified as "top secret" while serving in the IDF`s Central Command in 2007. After her army service, Kam went on to work for the Walla news agency. "She`s an Israeli, she`s a Zionist - she`s even opposed to the refusal of orders," a representative of Kam said Thursday, after the gag order was lifted. Kam had "no intention of harming the security of Israel," he added. "This is a dangerous precedent."
|A Gulf experience ||By GERSHON BASKIN -
"While I was listening to my Bahraini friends talk about problems they face in their country, Israel’s challenges seemed so much smaller. "
|Palestinian PM to Haaretz: We will have a state next year ||By Akiva Eldar -
RAMALLAH - Next year, "the birth of a Palestinian state will be celebrated as a day of joy by the entire community of nations," says Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in an exclusive interview to Haaretz."
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