Tag Archives: democracy

Law Proposed in Knesset Would Make Israel ‘Jewish’ Instead of ‘Jewish and Democratic’

PNN – Palestine News Network – 04.08.11 – 11:08 Tel Aviv – PNN – Forty Israeli MKs proposed a law on Wednesday that would change Israel’s definition as a “Jewish and democratic state” to “the national home for the Jewish people.” Israeli Knesset, PNN archives The bill was supported by MKs from the right-wing governing […]

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Israeli Democracy by the “Selector” from Moldova

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 05:16 Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Ivet Lieberman was not yet the minister responsible for approving citizenship of the people indigenous to this land. Back then the new immigrant from Moldova served as a selector in one of the bars of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. When he finished his […]

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#Airflotilla | A Day that Democracy Went Flying Out the Window Again

PNN – Palestine News Network –  14.07.11 – 10:52 By Gary Spedding – It is after the weekend in which that dreaded Friday saw hundreds of international activists flying in to Ben Gurion Airport announcing their intention to visit Palestine, an event that saw the State of Israel deploy every measure to stop those involved […]

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President Carter: US Support of Unity can Help Palestinian Democracy and Establish a Unified State

04.05.11 – 13:54| PNN – Palestine News Network Washington – PNN – Ex-Us president Jimmy Carter called for international support to the Palestinian national unity and reconciliation deal signed today in Cairo by Palestinian groups. This is a decisive moment. Under the auspices of the Egyptian government, Palestine’s two major political movements — Fatah and […]

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Richard Silverstein: Israel prevents return of Gazan to Gaza

28 April 2011 | Israeli Occupation Archive By Richard Silverstein, Tikun Olam – 27 Apr 2011 http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2011/04/27/israel-prevents-return-of-gazan-to-gaza/ Richard Silverstein Haaretz [Hebrew] reports on the strange case of a mystery Gazan who the Shabak has prohibited from returning to his home there.  The man has a permit to visit Israel and normally travels back and forth […]

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Gideon Levy: Arab world is deposing rulers, Israel is blowing leaves

By Gideon Levy, Haaretz – 28 Apr 2011 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/arab-world-is-deposing-rulers-israel-is-blowing-leaves-1.358530 The Environmental Protection Ministry declared this nothing less than a “revolution” – the leaf blower revolution. The Arab world is deposing rulers and we are deposing the leaf blower. Gideon Levy Sometimes I’d watch him, the leaf blower. Making a racket, raising clouds of dust but […]

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Lands conference awards Safed rabbi who said Jews shouldn’t rent to non-Jews

28 April 2011 By Eli Ashkenazi and Haaretz Service, haaretz – 28 Apr 2011 http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/lands-conference-awards-safed-rabbi-who-said-jews-shouldn-t-rent-to-non-jews-1.358670 Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu slams the media for calling him a racist for signing the ‘rabbis’ letter’ that said Jews should not rent their homes to gentiles; rabbi says ‘thank God in Safed, land isn’t sold to foreigners.’ The rabbi of […]

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Dignity and Equality for All

Palestine Note | Apr 27, 2011 A peace-loving, South African Christian organization issued a document calling for “an inclusive and just peace where the dignity and equality of all the inhabitants are upheld“.  It might seem that all people could rally around such sentiments.  Who isn’t for dignity and equality of all people?  Nevertheless, a […]

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Israeli media claims that a lack of democracy and citizenship from curriculum favours “Zionism and Judaism”

Friday, 15 April 2011 20:30| MEMO A number of Israeli academics and scholars have condemned the Ministry of Education for the deliberate absence of threads that relate to citizenship and democracy in its new plan. Hebew language press reports claim that the Israeli Ministry of Education’s plan for the new academic year focuses on “the […]

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The Palestinian Facebook Movement: Can it take up the baton of revolution?

by Asma Agbarieh-Zahalka | Challenge Magazine Apr 14, 2011 The popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world have also stirred Palestinian youth. After a long period in which Fatah and Hamas held a monopoly in the political sphere, a popular movement of young Palestinians is gaining wide support with its slogan, “The nation wants an end […]

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Israel wants Zionist-friendly democracy in the Arab world

[ 07/04/2011 – 10:49 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh There are growing signs that Israel is quite apprehensive about the revolutionary reforms taking place in the Arab world.  Israeli officials and commentators are anxious about the prospects of these revolutions “turning Islamic.” Political Islam has long become Israel’s number-1 enemy, especially after the appearance of […]

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Israel’s narrowing options

Al-Ahram Weekly | Region |  April 1, 2011 The spread of democratic revolutions in the Arab world has already blunted the usual belligerence of Israel, writes Saleh Al-Naami It was 10.30am last Saturday when the mobile phone of an official closely linked with Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of Gaza, rang. On the other end […]

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Dominci in Israel: Dispossession by Law

By Seraj Assi Imagine you are an Israeli Arab. You receive a graduate fellowship in an American university. You set there in the campus cafeteria, meet with a Syrian or Lebanese colleague or friend, a fellow Arab who happens to share with you the same religion, nationality and language. You then return home for the […]

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Israeli Barbarians torturing Palestinians!

This video must be seen by all those who still belong to the Human Race or or have a Conscience! Which means most Israelis (NaZionists) are excluded. This is the so-called “only democracy” of the Middle East! &nbsp: &nbsp: &nbsp: &nbsp: Source Related Abusing Palestinian Children B’Tselem: Palestinians Abused B’Tselem: Child Torture Breaking bones Case: […]

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Silence over Nakba Law encourages racism

25 March 2011 [The Nakba Law is] the latest in a growing list of disgraceful legislation whose entire purpose is to discriminate against Israel’s Arab citizens, intimidate them and deny them their rights… The people directly responsible for this process are the [ones] … who sponsored the bills [and] voted for them. But the 60 […]

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