Archive | March 1, 2012

Palestine at the heart of all Middle East problems

Mani Shankar Aiyar says one can never get anywhere by only being pragmatic. (AN photo by Boutros Ayad) ARAB NEWS MARCH 1 2012 Published: Mar 1, 2012 21:52 Updated: Mar 1, 2012 21:52 DAMMAM: Indian diplomat Mani Shankar Aiyer wants Delhi to continue to champion the cause of the Palestinians. In an interview with Siraj […]

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Bristol – Palestine group staging demo

THIS IS BRISTOL  MARCH 1 2012 A PROTEST will be held outside Bristol Museum & Art Gallery by campaigners angry that environmental services firm Veolia is sponsoring a wildlife exhibition. Members of the Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign claim the company should not be supporting the exhibition because of its involvement in a controversial transport project […]

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British Thought Police Target Gaza Activist Ken O’Keefe – by Tim King

Tim King Salem-News.com March 1 2012 The ongoing campaign against one of the world’s brightest pro-Palestine activists, our own Ken O’Keefe, hits an all-time low. Artwork by Carlos Latuff, friend of Salem-News.com located in Rio de Janeiro. To see more of his work, visit: Latuff Gallery (SALEM / LONDON) – We recently showed you Ken […]

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Israeli Raid on TV Stations Aims to Control Frequencies, says Minister

WAFA MARCH 1 2012 RAMALLAH, March 1, 2012 (WAFA) – Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Mashhor Abu Dakka Thursday accused the Israeli government of raiding two television stations in Ramallah with an aim to take over their frequencies. He said at a press conference in his office in Ramallah that Israel wants to use […]

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#HanaShalabi – Palestinian woman in Israeli jail enters 15th day of hunger strike

Thursday, March 1 2012 Mya Guarnieri 972 Magazine Hana Shalabi, a Palestinian woman currently being held in administrative detention by Israel, entered the 15th day of her hunger strike today in protest of the maltreatment she suffered during her arrest. Her elderly parents and two Palestinian prisoners have joined her hunger strike. Sign at protest […]

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#HanaShalabi – Shalabi ‘patient, steadfast’ until demands met

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 1 2012 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian hunger striker Hana Shalabi said today from Hasharon prison that she is continuing her open hunger strike and remains patient and steadfast until her demands are met. A Palestinian prisoner society lawyer, Fawaz Shalludy who visited Shalabi, said the prisoner had suffered as the Israeli […]

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PFLP armed wing claims rocket attack

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 1 2012 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility Thursday for firing three mortar shells at an Israeli force east of Gaza. The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades said that its operatives targeted the forces southeast of the Nahal Oz area […]

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Rights groups Amnesty & Human Right Watch call on Israel to Lift travel ban Al-Haq director

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 1 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Thursday called on Israel to revoke a travel ban on Palestinian rights activist Shawan Jabarin, after allowing him to travel temporarily. Israel’s state prosecutor agreed to a “temporary exception” to the ban allowing Jabarin to travel to Geneva at […]

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Haniyeh urges Palestinian leaders to visit Gaza

KUNA MARCH 1 2012 3/1/2012 9:18:00 PM | World News GAZA, March 1 (KUNA) — Prime minister of the dismissed Palestinian government in Gaza Ismail Haniya on Thursday called on all Palestinian leaders to visit Gaza to mark the beginning of the return to the enclave. During a banquet meeting, held in honor of Hamas […]

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Calling Netanyahu’s bluff with ten clear questions

JFJFP MARCH 1 2012   Questions for Netanyahu 1. On Israel’s lack of response to the Arab Peace Initiative Why has Israel never responded to the Arab Peace Initiative , based on “land for peace” and the 1967 borders? The offer was first made in 2002, and offered again in 2007. What are Israel’s objections […]

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Journalists advocate group CPJ raps closure of Palestinian TV stations

Al Watan TV staff members look at the damage caused by Israeli troop during a raid on the station in Ramallah. Press TV Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:59PM GMT The non-profit Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned Israel’s move to shut down two Palestinian TV stations in the West Bank city of Ramallah. About […]

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Tom Hurndall: a remarkable man’s photographs of the Middle East

Peace activist Tom Hurndall died at 22 after being shot by an Israeli sniper. His images and articles, that grew in intensity as his journey became more difficult, are published in a new book Sean O’Hagan  The Guardian, Thursday 1 March 2012 Sean O’Hagan The Guardian, Thursday 1 March 2012 Article history Human shield … […]

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What Surprises Await Our Warmongers in the Gulf? – by Stuart Littlewood

Palestine Chronicle March 1 2012  Stuart Littlewood The most important thing I’ve read these last few days is the excellent article ‘Armageddon Approaches’ by Dr Lasha Darkmoon, a cautionary piece which points the reader towards some very scary background information. For example, according to Russ Winter of The Wall Street Examiner, Iran’s Sunburn missiles, acquired […]

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EU Heads of Mission call for lifting blockade on Gaza

Children in Israel-blockaded Gaza Strip (file photo) Press TV Thu Mar 1, 2012 1:42AM GMT The European Union Heads of Mission in Israel-occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the city of Ramallah in Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank call on the Israeli regime to end its blockade of Gaza Strip. In their first joint visit to Gaza […]

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Qaraqie Announces International Campaign Against Administrative Detention

Thursday March 01, 2012 17:11 by Ghassan Bannoura – IMEMC News The Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqie, announced today that his ministry is organizing an international campaign against the Israeli administrative detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian political detainees in Israeli jails. Hana’ Mother Carrying Her Picture – qudsnet.com “ This campaign an open invitation […]

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