Archive | January 17, 2011

IRIN | OPT: Displacement risk for Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Nasser Siam stands by the remains of his home in Sheikh Jerrah, East Jerusalem JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, 17 January 2011 (IRIN) – UN agencies and European Union (EU) officials in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) are calling for the implementation of international humanitarian law to protect the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem from forced […]

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RESHAPING THE ARAB WORLD

Posted by desertpeace on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 10:53 am. I think the empire’s hold on the Arab World has begun to unravel and I think we see in Tunisia the first spark of a revolution that will reshape the Arab world for the better and spell the end of repression. Tunisia and reshaping […]

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Totah: Sit-in tent gave model image of resisting occupation

[ 17/01/2011 – 10:44 AM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Palestinian MP Mohammed Totah has said that the lawmakers’ sit-in inside the Red Cross premises in occupied Jerusalem for 200 days had gained momentum. He said in a press release on Sunday that the contacts with the Jerusalemite community and the outside world had grown […]

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Rabbis Call for Extermination Camps

Monday January 17, 2011 15:38 by IMEMC News – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group An article in the Israeli Jewish Orthodox publication “Fountains of Salvation”, which purports to be a ‘family magazine’, suggests that Israel will create death camps for Palestinians in order to wipe them out like Amalek. The terms […]

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‘Europe on America’s side over Israel’

PressTV – Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:35AM Mohammad Marandi European countries are on the side of the United States on the issue of the Israeli occupation of — and attacks on — Palestine, says a political expert. “There is no doubt that the British, the French, [and] the Germans are very firmly on the American […]

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Gaza’s share of medicine withheld in Ramallah on political decisions

[ 17/01/2011 – 10:27 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The lives of 450 kidney patients are at risk as the West Bank health ministry withholds the Gaza Strip’s share of medicines in Ramallah warehouses, the Gaza health ministry said. 183 medicines are out of strategic stock, said Gaza Director General of Pharmaceuticals Munir al-Bersh. Dialysis […]

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Hamas: Isolating senior prisoners won’t weaken their determination

[ 17/01/2011 – 10:30 AM ]   DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Hamas strongly condemned the Israeli occupation authority’s (IOA) practices against senior prisoners Jamal Abul Haija of Hamas and Ahmed Saadat of the PFLP. It said in a statement on Sunday that both leaders are held in isolation in a small prison cell void of the simplest […]

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Israeli government extends ban on Palestinian family reunion

[ 17/01/2011 – 10:18 AM ]   NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli government decided in its weekly meeting on Sunday to extend the ban on reuniting Palestinian families divided between 1948 occupied land and the Gaza Strip. The interior minister Eli Yishai proposed the extension of the ban for six more months, which was endorsed by […]

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Palestinian Political Prisoners Punished for Organizing Hunger Strike in Israeli Prison – International Middle East Media Center

Monday January 17, 2011 12:15 by Ramona M. – IMEMC and Agencies Sa’adat, the general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Abu Al-Haija, a leader of Hamas in the West Bank, are being punished for organizing a prisoner hunger strike to protest Israeli prison conditions. On Saturday, the two prisoners […]

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Despairing Angels « Poem by Richard Falk

Despairing Angels Carnalized in our time Wingless floating floating Serenading cities aflame far below Lyrics of death descending Shrill with despair Not not the sweet Tiepolo angels Now now a lost imagining: the sweetest among angels are being tutored to die While wingless beings graceless and grotesque float above our menaced planet Despairing Angels «.

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IMEU: Martin Luther King’s words live in Palestine

Dorothy M. Zellner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan 17, 2011 Palestinians, along with Israeli and international activists, are tear-gassed while taking part in weekly non-violent demonstrations in the West Bank village of Bil’in. For over six years, they have been protesting against the confiscation of land for the construction of settlements and Israel’s illegal separation wall. […]

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THE DAY AFTER ZIONISM

Posted by desertpeace on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:39 am. We arrive in Yafa and go first to the sea. One friend has not seen it since she was a child – except as a reminder from the hills of Nablus on a clear day – and her eyes immediately fill with tears. She […]

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American anti-Palestinian rhetoric sinks to new depths | Jews for Justice for Palestinians

StandWithUs comic book portrays activist Palestinians (and allies) as vermin, reminiscent of Nazi propaganda Cecilie Surasky, Muzzlewatch, 12 January 2011 Well, the pictures really speak for themselves.StandWithUs has a new supremacist celebration of Jewish nationalism and masculinity children’s comic book featuring Captain Israel, who I think we can all agree looks mighty fine in a […]

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Israeli Think-tank says US Aid Should End

Monday January 17, 2011 14:18 by IMEMC News – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group The influential Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) has published a study which argues that financial aid to Israel from the United States is a net loss for the country. According to the analysis every dollar of […]

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Clashes Erupt in Silwan after Police Raid a Resident’s Home

Monday January 17, 2011 14:26 by Ramona M. – IMEMC and Agencies On Sunday, violent clashes erupted in the district of Baten al-Hawa, in Silwan, East Jerusalem following an Israeli police raid on a residential home. The home of Yahya Silwadi and his family was stormed by police and plainclothes officers. The reason given for […]

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