Archive | April 26, 2011

PPS declares 2010-2011 worst medical period yet

[ 26/04/2011 – 02:49 PM ] JENIN, (PIC)– A fresh statement by the Palestinian Prisoner Society declares 2010 and the first quarter of 2011 the worst yet in terms of the Israeli prison authority’s medical neglect of Palestinian detainees. Around 20 of those prisoners have been diagnosed with cancer, around 88 with diabetes and another […]

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Turkish FM warns Israel against repeating flotilla attack

[ 26/04/2011 – 04:08 PM ] ISTANBUL, (PIC)– Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned Israel against repeating the same mistake with the Gaza-bound flotilla scheduled to set sail next month, the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot has reported. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Davutoglu added that it is Israel’s responsibility not to implement […]

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Israeli Occupation Forces Arrest Palestinian Writer Ahmad Qatamesh

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 05:25 | Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Right Association| AIC In the early hours of dawn on Thursday, 21 April 2011, a large force of Israeli soldiers and intelligence officers raided the home of the prominent Palestinian writer and academic Dr. Ahmad Qatamesh 1 in Al-Bireh and arrested him. An hour earlier, Qatamesh’s wife, […]

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The Power of Israel in the United States by James Petras

Excerpts from the bookThe Power of Israel in the United Statesby James Petras | Clarity Press, 2006, paper p13 former President Ariel Sharon once boasted, regarding his influence over President Bush “We have the US under our control”. p13 J.J. Goldberg in his book, Jewish Power Inside the Jewish Establishment based on data in the […]

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Quick Facts: AIPAC

Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:8PM   Highlights   The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has a dangerous stranglehold over U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East. Moveoveraipac.org   In April 2005, AIPAC policy director Steven Rosen and AIPAC senior Iran analyst Keith Weissman were fired by AIPAC amid an FBI investigation into whether they […]

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Al-Quds int’l issues report on Israel’s Judaization activities in J’lem

[ 26/04/2011 – 01:58 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Al-Quds international institution released its quarterly report on the state of occupied Jerusalem and the serious violations committed by the Israeli occupation against the city and its natives from January to March 2011. The report underlined that “during the first three months of this year, Jerusalem […]

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Israel fails to prevent European participation in Freedom Flotilla 2

Turkey allows flotilla to use its port when it sets out in May and warns Israel against repeating last year’s fatal attack on the Mavi Marmara Saleh Naami , Tuesday 26 Apr 2011 The international campaign to end the siege on Gaza has declared the failure of Israel’s diplomatic lobbying of European countries to discourage […]

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From the archive, 26 April 1948: Irgun fails to seize Jaffa

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 26 April 1948 The Guardian, Tuesday 26 April 2011 Irgun, the Jewish terrorist organisation, yesterday morning assembled a strong force on the “frontier” of the Jewish city of Tel Aviv and began an attack on the Arab port of Jaffa. The attack was not authorised by Hagana, the Jewish Army, […]

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Settlers Attack Palestinians in Hebron Old City

26.04.11 – 16:19 Hebron – PNN –   Israeli Settlers attacked on Tuesday Palestinians inside the Old city of Hebron, southern West Bank and injured one man. Witnesses told local media that Firas al-Khateb was attacked by settlers with gas spray and rooks near the illegal settlement of Tal Romida in Hebron old city. Doctors at […]

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Let the UN Act on Palestine

First Published: 2011-04-26 .:Middle East Online:. Here we are two and one half years into the Obama Administration’s efforts to resolve this matter, and the only creative ideas have come from the Palestinians, the weakest and most vulnerable party to the conflict, notes James Zogby. Middle East Online The Middle East is in turmoil, its […]

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The three burials of Vittorio

26 April 2011| The Palestine Monitor | By LOB On the Easter Sunday 2011, people in Ramallah and Gaza gathered to remember and show their respect to Vittorio Arrigoni as he was laid into the ground by family and friends in Bulciago, Italy. “Today, on the verge of Liberation Day [when in 1945 Italy wrested […]

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Jewish settlers spray Palestinian citizen with poisonous gas

[ 26/04/2011 – 09:22 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– A Palestinian young man suffered breathing difficulty after Jewish settlers sprayed him with poisonous gas in the Old City of Al-Khalil on Tuesday, local sources said. They added that the youth, Firas Al-Khatib, was hospitalized for treatment of resulting breathing problems. Jewish settlers daily assault Palestinian citizens, […]

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Housing ministry: Reconstruction of razed homes ongoing despite siege

[ 26/04/2011 – 09:13 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The ministry of public works and housing in Gaza said that reconstruction of Palestinian houses razed during the Israeli war on Gaza Strip was ongoing although at slow pace. The ministry said in a statistics report on Monday that it was proceeding in reconstructing 1327 houses out […]

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Bahr to Abbas: Free yourself of external pressures to end Palestinian rift

[ 26/04/2011 – 09:11 AM ] AMMAN, (PIC)– Deputy speaker of the Palestinian legislative council Ahmed Bahr called on de facto president Mahmoud Abbas to rid himself of Zio-American pressures in order to end the inter-Palestinian division. In a press statement to the Jordanian newspaper Assabeel on Monday, Bahr stressed that the Palestinian reconciliation for […]

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