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Chug Ahvah: `The riots in Akko and the spectre of racism in Israel`
An evening with Rim Hazan, led by Binyamin Gonen. 39, Sderot Ben-Gurion, Haifa. Wednesday, 26 November, 7:30 PM.
A Museum of Tolerance built on top of a Muslim Cemetery in Jerusalem? Hard to Believe? It must be stopped!!!!
Every Monday - tours of the settler-threatened Old City of Jerusalem
Gazan students trapped - let them go to study!
Scholarships needed for harassed young South Hebron villagers
|Weekly Summary, 9-15 November, 2009
Daniel Breslau - It`s June, 2008 all over again - The settlement schizophrenia
|Features & translations
Press release in Canada to end the siege
Yousef Mousa/Health Professionals Against the Siege of Gaza-Free Gaza-"We once again demand that our government (Canada)condemn this morally reprehensible tool of siege and blockade that increases the suffering of the people of Gaza and which is in blatant contravention of international law. It does nothing to achieve peace and justice in the region and is destroying a people and a whole new future generation. We demand our government and the international community break the silence against the siege of Gaza."Rattling the Cage: Clueless in Gaza
Larry Derfner -THE JERUSALEM POST-"Israel`s war with Gaza has to be the most one-sided war on earth, and it is causing tremendous unnecessary suffering to people there, it`s putting Israeli soldiers and civilians in unnecessary danger, and it is leading Israel toward a big, bloody invasion that will get a lot of people on both sides killed for nothing. ...We can also stop punishing Gaza`s civilian population and lift the land, sea and air siege we`ve imposed on the Strip, which is flat-out immoral. "Palestinian village turning into ‘ghetto’
Jonathan Cook-The National-"Encircled by half a dozen Jewish settlements like Hashmonaim – all illegal under international law – the village is slowly being sealed off in a fashion that may soon make its isolation almost as complete as Gaza’s. Since May, Israel has begun building its separation barrier along one length of the village, cutting it off from 250 hectares, or 40 per cent, of its farmland. The land will be effectively annexed to the neighbouring settlements."The price of resisting the occupation in Israel: "leftists aren`t allowed..."
Jewish Voice for Peace-"While trying to maintain an image of a democratic state, and using that image as one of its arguments for its exceptionality and need for support, it constantly strives to place limits on the bounds of acceptable legitimate dissent while trying to make the price of being part of the movement too high for activists to pay. It is truly a testament to the moral courage and dedication of Israeli activists that they continue to work as tenaciously as they do, but I fear that these tactics have contributed to keeping the movement smaller and further from the mainstream than it should be."Siege up close: Desperate father declares hunger strike “until something changes”
Eman Mohammed- Maan News Agency-"..I just don’t know what I’ve done wrong! I’ve done my best to look for work, but during the siege everyone has the same answer; the siege is killing everything and the economic situation just keeps going downhill. It’s come now so that there is not place I can go to escape the disappointed looks of my children, they haunt me everywhere.”"UN human rights chief calls for an immediate end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza
UN High Commissioner-UN News Center-“By function of this blockade, 1.5 million Palestinian men, women and children have been forcibly deprived of their most basic human rights for months. This is in direct contravention of international human rights and humanitarian law. It must end now,”Tinkering at the Margins of Israeli Rule Will Not End Occupation or Settlement
Geoffrey Aronson-Foundation for Middle East Peace-"When, however, Palestinian children are forbidden by Israeli soldiers to ride their bikes to school because of the outrageous security prerogatives of Israeli settlers, where concrete and barbed wire mark roads whose use by Palestinians is prohibited, and when Palestinian farmers are required to harvest olives only in coordination with Israeli soldiers for fear of settler attacks, it is not surprising that even the pretense of harmonious coexistence under occupation was long ago dropped from Israel’s arsenal of excuses for maintaining the status quo."Disinvestment From West Bank Settlements Gains Momentum
CHERRIE HEYWOOD- Middle East Times-"But of prime importance to Tel Aviv was the fear that Israeli defense officials could face indictment for war crimes if they visit Britain. .. Israel`s "disappointment" over the British government`s failure to change legislation regarding the apprehension of war criminals. This legislation enables Britain to arrest alleged war criminals for crimes committed overseas."PCHR Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory No. 46/2008
PCHR-Weekly Report-"In the West Bank, 4 Palestinian civilians were wounded by the IOF gunfire. On 6 November 2008, a Palestinian civilian was wounded when IOF troops fired at dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders, who demonstrated in protest to attempts by Israeli settlers to rebuild the evacuated "Homseh" settlement between Nablus and Jenin. .. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded when IOF used force against peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to the construction of the Annexation Wall west of Ramallah. "Family’s eviction draws global outrage
Jonathan Cook-The National-"the more ideological settlers of the kind taking over homes in Sheikh Jarrah refuse to accept partition of the city on any terms. They are trying to erode the Palestinians’ chances of ever controlling their own neighbourhoods in the eastern half of the city. Backed by powerful allies in the courts, government and municipality, the settlers look set to continue expanding in East Jerusalem."For previous articles since 2004 go to respective sectionsCarter: Obama will waste no time pursuing Middle East peace (Video)