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|What is the government capable of?|
Gush Shalom - The teetering "government of change" hasn`t managed to get
a majority in the Knesset for extending the "Judea and Samaria
The regulations are what grant Jewish settlers in the West Bank civil
rights, while the Palestinians live under an oppressive military
Unless they are extended chaos might ensue. Heaven forbid, it might be
harder to maintain legal discrimination between Jews and Arabs.
But there is something that the government is capable of doing: rapidly
escalating the undeclared war in Syria, and demolishing the
international airport in Damascus.
One might say that this is real change. No previous government has ever
done such a thing.
Gush Shalom statement, June 14, 2022
|Put an end to 55 years of occupation and oppression! March and rally in Tel Aviv, Sat. June 18.|
We now mark 55 years of occupation. Already for 55 years now, Israel has
been holding millions of people under military rule, enforcing two
disparate systems of law
for in the same territory, denying and violating human and civil rights.
Therfe is ongoing repression: more and more victimization, more
demolitions expulsions, expropriation, administrative detentions,
detentions of minors, land grabs,
daily settler violence, and much much more rerpession of all kinds.
We all see how the occupation is creating facts on the ground every day,
its settlments expanding and growing at the expense of the Palestinians
- and ever more
violent. Therefore - we must not remain silent!
We in Gush Shalom join with all our fellow peace and human rights
organizations in the struggle for an end to the occupation; for the
creation of a sovereign
Palestinian state; for democracy and equality to both peoples; for peace
It is time to act, to stop the occupation and oppression. We call on all
citizens who care to join us for a demonstration tomorrow, Saturday June
18. We will meet at 19:00
in the Tel Aviv Museum plaza (King Saul 25) and march to a rally in
Put an end to 55 years of occupation and oppression - because we must!
For all our sakes!
|A `Routine` Vote Could Be Trouble for Settlers – and Government|
The Israeli parliament is set for a tense vote on extending the
application of Israeli law to settlers. Will chaos break out in the West
Bank, and will it engulf the coalition?
Israeli lawmakers are scheduled to vote Monday on a bill extending
regulations that apply Israeli law to settlers in the West Bank, but the
government is still far from certain it has enough Knesset votes to
ensure it passes.
Failing to pass the bill, which may have far-reaching consequences for
Israeli settlers, could lead to a political deadlock, potentially even
bringing down the government and forcing a new election cycle.
What is the Knesset going to vote on?
The Knesset is set to vote on "emergency" regulations that extend the
application of Israeli law to its citizens in the West Bank.
This would be the first of three mandatory votes on the regulations that
have been in effect since 1967, and since then ratified every five
The vote could take place any time after the Knesset convenes on Monday
at 4 P.M., but could get dragged out into the night.
|`Routine` Vote Could Be Trouble for Settlers – and Government|
|Activists protest Tel Aviv arms exhibition: `Arms trade is death trade`|
Human rights activists demonstrated today at the entrance to the ISDEF
weapons and security export exhibition in Tel Aviv.
This year`s exhibition included official delegations from, among other,
the Philippines, Morocco, Uganda, Bahrain, and Belarus, which recently
took part in the Russian invasion to Ukraine.
The activists demanded an end to the Israeli arms trade and the profit-
making of Israeli arms and cyber companies on the expense of lives and
the freedom of civilians, journalists and human rights activists in
Palestine and around the world.
Gush Shalom -
A naval blockade? What a villainy! i
The Russian navy
A naval blockade
Preventing all ships
The naval blockade
As one more
Of Russian aggression.
The residents of
The Gaza Strip
Should be glad
To know that,
Albeit very late,
Israelis are beginning
Gush Shalom statement, March 17, 2022
|Ambitious Mike Pence meets with Miriam Adelson and anti-Christian Israelis |
Alison Weir If Amercians Knew - Hungry for campaign money, former VP
Mike Pence went to Israel to pay tribute to billionaire Miriam Adelson,
and met with Israeli extremists who endorse violence against non-Jews,
are hostile to “accursed Christianity,’ and have been connected to a
movement banned as a terror organization… Adelson (an Israeli dual
citizen) & husband Sheldon gave more than half a billion dollars to
Republican campaigns, party organs, and interest groups during the past
five U.S. election cycles...
|Israelis support Russian opposition to the Ukraine War |
We are writing to you as citizens of Israel who oppose the Israeli
occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, and are
committed to the struggle against Jewish supremacy and for the rights of
the Palestinian people. Many of us have experience in resisting the
occupation through actions such as refusal to serve in the military,
public testimony regarding its crimes, street protests and public
pressure; and within left-wing, feminist, anti-militarist and other
organizations. Like you, over the last few days we have watched with
dismay and disgust as the Russian army launched its criminal invasion of
Ukraine, but besides the firm resistance of the Ukrainian people, the
striking activity of the anti-war movement in Russia has also been a
great light in the darkness. Without comparing our situation to yours -
and the differences are many - we take inspiration from your resistance.
The courage with which you are acting proves that the Putin regime has
not been able to break the spirit of Russian society, which continues to
harbor real hope for an immediate homecoming of the troops, a return to
the negotiation table and a peaceful solution. We wish you success and
promise to do all we can to amplify your voice in the public sphere in
Israel and abroad. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be
of any assistance to you.
|An unsatisfactory answer|
Adam Keller - Gush Shalom - An unsatisfactory answer
The Prime Minister
In the fact that
Will not negotiate
With the Palestinians
Under any circumstances,
And certainly not
Make an agreement
The Foreign Minister
Made it crystal clear
That when he
Becomes Prime Minister,
That policy will
Anywhere and at any time,
Can fall victim to
Arbitrary, sometimes fatal,
Abuse by Israeli soldiers.
Even an 80 year-old grandfather
Is not safe.
The settlers are not satisfied
With the army`s violence
And add a full measure
Of their own violence.
As far as the government
This state of affairs
Can and should
When accused of
Imposing a policy
The Prime Minister
And the Foreign Minister
Shriek: "Antisemitism! Antisemitism!"
But, truth to tell,
Just rings hollow. [ak]
|Palestinians in the snow: thrown from home into the snow, throw snowballs and get arrested |
The occupation forces demolished a dwelling in the A-Tour neighborhood
of East Jerusalem on Wednesday, leaving two Palestinian families
homeless in the snow; terrorist-colonists from ‘Yitzhar’ celebrated the
release from prison of their friend by holding a pogrom in Huwwara,
wounding three Palestinians, among them a 3-year-old child; Minister
Isawi Freij came to tour the South Hebron Hills escorted by army and GSS
forces, but was chased out of the area by a drone flown by settlers from
a nearby outpost; The outpost terrorists continue to attack and threaten
Palestinian shepherds, and invade tended Palestinian fields with their
flocks in the Palestinian Jordan Valley and West Bank Hill Range; At
least 45 Palestinians were arrested in East Jerusalem while celebrating
the snow with Palestine flags and throwing snowballs at the occupation
|For previous articles since 2004 go to respective sections |
|Palestine Chronicle:Report: One Million Palestinians Detained by Israel since 1967 Naksa|
|Susan Block:Shemah Yisrael|
Bibi and Gantz! End this unnecessary and pointless war!
|Unsettled :PODCAST: Will this Palestinian matriarch get to keep her Jerusalem home?|
|The Times of Israel:Settlers filmed pelting Palestinian man with stones in West Bank|
|B`Tselem & Kerem Navot:This Is Ours – And This, Too : Israel’s Settlement Policy in the West Bank|
|Raja Shehadeh:Issa Amro`s plight highlights Israel`s intolerance of even nonviolent protest|
|Mohammed El-Kurd:Why are Palestinians being forced to prove their humanity?|