Archive | June 6, 2011

How about an Arab Lobby?

  By Aijaz Zaka Syed Pundits aren’t still done debating Netanyahu’s little circus in the Congress last week. Which isn’t surprising. Even though we have all been familiar with the long tradition of US politicians forever dancing to Israel’s tunes and eating out of its lobby’s hand, Bibi’s endless adulation in the Congress was nonetheless […]

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Palestine’s ‘Amandla!’ Moment: Music and Palestine by Doc Jazz

Doc Jazz: Music has the power to mobilize people. By Doc Jazz I don’t have a dream. It would perhaps be great if I did, but I don’t. Dreams, to me, are a distortion of reality, a way for your emotions to deal with realities that your conscious mind finds too hard to digest. They […]

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Israel to approve 4,100 settlement units in Jerusalem

[ 06/06/2011 – 06:59 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– An expert planning researcher has revealed that an official board in Israel is on the verge of approving the construction of 4,100 houses in Jewish settlements in Jerusalem. The Israeli interior ministry tasked the board two months ago to see that settlement construction increases in Jerusalem, […]

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Rights group: Israel holding boy nearly blinded by IOF

[ 06/06/2011 – 05:00 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– A human rights group has revealed that the Israel Prison Service is detaining an ill Palestinian boy left nearly blind by Israeli occupation force soldiers. The development shows that the IPS has not restricted its medical neglect policy to adult prisoners alone. Ismail Turki Mohammed Okel, 16, from […]

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Jihad: Israel waging war of Judaization on Jerusalem

[ 06/06/2011 – 05:02 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Islamic Jihad movement has charged Israel of waging a systematic war of judaization on occupied Jerusalem during which it is trying to gain more time to implement its mischievous scheme. The movement said in a statement on Sunday on the 44th anniversary of occupying Jerusalem that Israel’s […]

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Gaza government declares mourning day for Naksa Day victims

[ 06/06/2011 – 05:11 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Flags have been lowered half mast in the Gaza Strip as the government has declared an official day of mourning for those killed by Israeli soldiers during peaceful Naksa Day protests in occupied Golan Heights on Sunday. In a statement on Monday, the government declared that the […]

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Abducted Abu Sissi calls for release from isolation

[ 06/06/2011 – 05:15 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Dirar Abu Sissi, 49, the Gaza power plant director who was abducted by Israeli Mossad agents in the Ukraine earlier this year, has demanded his release from solitary confinement and medical attention. Abu Sissi has been jailed at the Eshel prison in Beer Sheva after his mysterious […]

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Factions: Golan massacre war crime

[ 06/06/2011 – 05:19 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian national and Islamic forces in Gaza condemned on Monday the Israeli massacre in the Golan Heights against a peaceful march, describing it as a war crime. The factions issued a joint statement at conclusion of a meeting called for by the Islamic Jihad movement urging the […]

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Illegal Jewish settlers demand reduction in volume of call to prayer

Monday, 06 June 2011 16:30| MEMO Village of Al-Eizareya to turn down the loudspeakers making the call to prayer from the village’s mosques. Illegal Israeli settlers in the East Jerusalem settlement of Maale Adumim have submitted a demand to the occupation authorities calling for Palestinians in the adjacent village of Al-Eizareya to turn down the […]

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Texts twisted to ‘prove’ 1967 borders never existed

June 6, 2011 | Jews for Justice for Palestinians Letter to the UN Secretary General: A UN Resolution to Recognize a Palestinian State within the “1967 Borders” Would Be Illegal Published May 2011 by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs The following is a letter drafted jointly by lawyers of the Legal Forum for Israel and […]

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West Bank protest organizer, Bassem Tamimi, to Judge: “Your military laws are non-legit. Our peaceful protest is just”

06 June 2011 | Popular Struggle Coordination Committee Bassem Tamimi Tamimi, who has been held in custody for over two months, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and held a defiant speech explaining his motivation for organizing civil resistance to the Occupation. See his full statement below.After more than two months in custody, […]

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On Naksa Day, unarmed resistance sends Israel into violent contortions

06.06.11, By Max Blumenthal Demonstrators in Qalandia block an Israeli army vehicle on June 5 (photo by Ahmad al-Nimer) Last week, I interviewed Rami Zurayk, an agronomist at the American University of Beirut and Palestinian refugee rights activist, about the planning of the May 15 and June 5 demonstrations in Lebanon. Zurayk described to me […]

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Israel braces for fresh protests in Golan

Published today (updated) 06/06/2011 15:40 Demonstrators wave the Palestinian flag as the Israeli army fires teargas along Syria’s border with Israel. Israeli forces are bracing for fresh unrest along the Syrian ceasefire line a day after they reportedly killed 23 trying to break through to mark the 1967 Six Day War. [AFP/Jack Guez] MAJDAL SHAMS, […]

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‘Our demonstrations are in protest of injustice’ West Bank protest leader tells an Israeli military court

  Monday, June 6 2011| Joseph Dana |  + 972 Magazine   Bassem Tamimi, the popular committee leader of Nabi Saleh, was arrested more than one month ago for his role in organizing unarmed demonstrations against Israeli occupation. His arrest was largely based on evidence illegally obtained from a number of Nabi Saleh youth including 14-year-old Islam Tamimi. Yesterday, […]

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