Archive | July 12, 2011

IOA forces Jerusalemite family to raze its own home

[ 12/07/2011 – 08:25 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Maqdesi institution for social development has condemned the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) for ordering a Jerusalemite citizen to demolish part of his home. It said in a statement on Monday that the IOA told Khalil Dabash, who lives in Sour Baher in occupied Jerusalem, that he […]

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“Boycott Bill” Slammed By Israeli Civil Society Groups

  Tuesday July 12, 2011 11:04 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC and Agencies Israeli opposition politicians and civil society have come out against new legislation passed Monday in the Knesset that outlaws the boycott of Israeli goods, including settlement goods, in the state of Israel. The bill has been slammed as destroying freedom of speech […]

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Palestinians mark third year of Gaza “buffer zone” protests

  Eva Bartlett |The Electronic Intifada|  Beit Hanoun | 12 July 2011 Marching towards Gaza-Israel boundary ( Eva Bartlett / Inter Press Service ) BEIT HANOUN, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) – It is another sweltering morning in Gaza. Despite the heat a tenacious group of women, men and children gathers near a bombed agricultural college in […]

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Israeli groups to challenge boycott law in court

July 12, 2011 JERUSALEM – A coalition of Israeli human rights groups said Tuesday it would ask the country’s Supreme Court to overturn a new law that bans boycotting Jewish West Bank settlements — legislation critics see as the government’s latest attempt to muzzle dissent. A spokeswoman for the rights groups, Tamara Traubmann, said the […]

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By Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sank Its Own Ship

by Medea Benjamin, July 12, 2011| Antiwar.com Instead of high-fiving each other for their success in thwarting the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israeli officials should be throwing overboard the propaganda hacks who catapulted the flotilla into headline news for weeks and left Israel smelling like rotten fish. Last year, when the Israeli military killed nine aboard […]

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Revolution at the Rafah border – Ramzy Baroud

Published Friday 27/05/2011 (updated) 04/06/2011 16:37 By Ramzy Baroud The Palestinian security officer at the Rafah border was overly polite. He wore a black uniform and walked around self-assuredly, as he instructed weary travelers on their next moves before being allowed back into Gaza. On the other side of the border, in Egypt, there was […]

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Gaza flotilla, “flytilla” and the prospect for civil society action

By Gilad Atzmon | 12 July 2011 |   Redress Gilad Atzmon argues that this year’s Gaza flotilla has succeeded even without reaching Gaza, in that it has highlighted the true nature of Israel. But he says that pro-Palestinian activists must now turn their focus closer to home “to locate [Israel’s] mercenaries around us, in our […]

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#Airflotilla | “Hysterical” Israeli reaction to Palestine solidarity fly-in

Mel Frykberg |The Electronic Intifada |Tel Aviv| 11 July 2011 Six Israeli activists were arrested at Ben Gurion airport on 8 July. (Oren Ziv /ActiveStills) BEN GURION AIRPORT, Tel Aviv (IPS) – Hundreds of armed soldiers and police spread throughout Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on 8 July, arresting six Israeli activists for unfurling flags […]

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