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Palestine’s Investments Require Divestment ~ by Sam Bahour

By Sam Bahour | Palestine Chronicle | July 26, 2012 Nearly two decades ago, I had a dream. I thought the historic tragedy that befell the Palestinian people was about to end. As such, I refused to be an observer to the historic events that were unfolding; instead, I chose to employ my U.S. education […]

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#PalHunger | Israel Imposes Sanctions On Hunger Striking Detainees

Tuesday June 19, 2012 01:04 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli Prison Authority imposed sanctions on a number of hunger striking detainees, who started their strike 19 days ago, demanding the Palestinian factions to achieve comprehensive reconciliation. File – Palinfo The PPS issued a press release stating […]

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Hungering for Justice on International Women’s Day: IPSC calls for the release of hunger striker Hana’ Shalabi and salutes Palestinian women’s resistance

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign | March 8, 2012 Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, International Women’s Day Statement, Thursday 8th March 2012 To mark International Women’s Day 2012, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign wishes to highlight the case of Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker Hana’ Shalabi. 29-year-old Hana’ has been on hunger strike for 22 days. She […]

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South Africa mulls BDS sanctions on Israel

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Al Akhbar | Published Monday, February 6, 2012 South Africa is considering imposing economic and cultural sanctions on Israel as part of the worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The country’s Minister of Arts and Culture announced at a conference in Pretoria last week […]

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Where Are The EU Sanctions Against Israeli Crime? ~ by Kawther Salam

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. Kawther Salam | Nov 16, 2011 While the European Union supports the continuity of the Zionist occupation in Palestine, turning a blind eye to the uncounted crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people, the representative of the EU Catherine Ashton, prancing around the middle […]

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Palestine’s UNESCO membership further isolates Israel and USA ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. By Stuart Littlewood | Redress | 2 November 2011 Stuart Littlewood hails the decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to admit Palestine as a full member, and points out that membership brings important benefits, including protection of Palestinian heritage from […]

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Following P.A. Admission to UNESCO; Netanyahu’s Government To Discuss Sanctions

Tuesday November 01, 2011 03:12 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies After the UNESCO voted Monday to allow Palestine to become a full member, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to convene with his “cabinet of eight” on Tuesday to discuss a series of sanction against the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. Benjmain […]

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Health minister says prisoners’ lives at risk amid sanctions over hunger strike

Support Prisoners of Palestine – Worldwide Event | Pictures | Topic | Category [ 09/10/2011 – 06:51 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Health Minister Bassam Na’im warned the Palestinian captives are in grave danger because of medical neglect inside the Israeli prisons, as the prison administrations have imposed tighter restrictions on the 13th day of hunger […]

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US trade unionists support Palestinian call for military sanctions on Israel

  by nora | Fri, 07/15/2011 – 20:36 | Electronic Intifada Following last week’s call by Palestinians for immediate military sanctions on Israel, “similar to that imposed against apartheid South Africa in the past,” US trade union members released a statement on 13 July announcing full support of the call, the BDS movement, and inalienable rights […]

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Prisoners in Israeli jails suffer strict sanctions amid hunger strike

[ 24/05/2011 – 02:29 PM PIC ] NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli prison service has taken strict sanctions after Palestinian captives kicked off a wide-ranging hunger strike in six prisons, the Ahrar prisoner studies center reports. The strike is aimed at curtailing the liberal isolation policy taken against Palestinian prisoners. Since the strike, the Nafha prison […]

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Fayyad: We will not Surrender to Israeli Purser

12.05.11 – 11:00| PNN Ramallah – Husam Iz-Deen/PNN- Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, announced that the Palestinian Authority is widening its efforts and contacts with international states to force Israel to release 105 million USD it withhold of Palestinian tax money adding that “Until now there is no results”. Fayyad criticized local skeptics explaining that […]

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Boycott Israel movement creates ‘sea change’: an interview with Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti

by Alex Kane on May 4, 2011 | Mondoweiss Modeled on the international campaign of economic and political pressure that helped bring an end to South African apartheid nearly two decades ago, the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories has notched notable victories of late. Achievements include the […]

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Israel threatens ‘arsenal of measures’ in wake of Fatah Hamas pact

Israel has threatened to use an “arsenal of measures” against the Palestinian territories, including withholding £480 million of taxes and subjecting leaders to humiliating border checks in retaliation for the Fatah Hamas pact. Mahmoud Abbas insisted that the inclusion of Hamas made no difference to the Palestinian Authority’s determination to seek a peace deal with […]

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Frequently Asked Questions :: BDS :: Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions

Thanks for guidance on these answers to: BDS National Committee Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel Institute for Middle East Understanding Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign Birthright Unplugged 1 – What is BDS? On July 9, 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a historic call for “international civil society organizations and people […]

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Hamas: Netanyahu trying to avoid international sanctions

[ 22/01/2011 – 10:29 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his government would disengage from Gaza are an attempt to avoid legal repercussions for violations against Palestinian rights under international law. “The Gaza Strip is still legally and practically under occupation. Under […]

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