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Israel's Prohibitions Against Free Expression and 'Enemy Alien' Contacts
Adalah is the legal center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel advocating on their behalf in a nation affording rights only to Jews. In September 2009, its report titled 'Prohibited Protest' explored how Israel's law enforcement authorities restricted free expression, protests against Operation Cast Lead.
It shows how police, the State Prosecutor's Office, General Security Services (GSS or Shabak) the courts and even academic institutions used or supported arrests and imprisonments to stop Israeli Arabs and supportive Jews from protesting against the war..."
Israel is prohibiting Palestinian lawyers and the relatives of Palestinian detainees from reaching a military tribunal via the Beitunia checkpoint west of Ramallah.
The prohibition, which has been in effect for the past three days, means that Israeli police are requiring Palestinians to use the Qalandiyah crossing 20 kilometers away, where they must produce an entry permit to Israel - which can take weeks to obtain - if they want to enter an Israeli military tribunal that is on West Bank land. The court lies 300 meters south of the Beitunia roadblock, and was built on land that is part of Beitunia.
Israel restricts Palestinian lawyers' access to West Bank detainees
The apartheid regime in South Africa prohibited its prisoners on Robben Island, like Nelson Mandela and Dennis Brutus, from singing or whistling.
Does the Israeli regime do the same thing? Anyone know?
"Kill Another Turk..."
I TRIED to resist the temptation to tell the same classical Jewish joke a second time, but circumstances delivered a plausible excuse.
Almost every Jew knows the sentence "Kill a Turk and rest." The whole story goes like this: In Czarist Russia, a Jewish boy is called up for the war against the Turks.
Gaza - an inside look: Protest song (Hebrew)
Gaza - an inside look: Soccer girls (Hebrew)
Gaza - an inside look: Fun day (Hebrew)
Gaza - an inside look: Tunnel youth (Hebrew)
Gaza - an inside look: War games (Hebrew)
THE BUSINESS is registered in the name of Binyamin Netanyahu. But the reality is different.
Netanyahu has never been more than a slick patent medicine salesman. That is a type that appears frequently in American Westerns and sells an elixir that is good for everything: against the flu and against tuberculosis, against heart attacks and against lunacy. The main weapon of the vendor is his tongue: his stream of words builds castles in the air, blows up glistening bubbles and silences all doubt.
Animation: Lift siege on Gaza, December 2009(In English)
While this isn't strictly about the Israeli peace movement, it is a sign of dissent within the pro-Israel ranks in Canada:
Expelled members launch lawsuit against B'nai Brith
'Defamation': Documentary about Anti-Semitism today: (video)
Palestine is slowly Dying by Robert Fisk;
GEORGE MITCHELL looks like a kangaroo hopping around with an empty pouch.
He hops here and he hops there. Hops to Jerusalem and hops to Ramallah, Damascus, Beirut, Amman (but, God forbid, not to Gaza, because somebody may not like it). Hops, hops, but doesn't take anything out of his pouch, because the pouch is empty.
So why does he do it? After all, he could stay at home, raise roses or play with his grandchildren.
IDF Officer refuses to protect Palestinians
Eleven Palestinian human rights organizations have called on the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas government in Gaza to endorse the Goldstone report by investigating Palestinian violations of international law allegedly committed during operation Cast Lead.
Palestinian groups: PA, Hamas must also probe Goldstone charges against them
Israel withholding NGO employees' work permits
Under the cover of the incessant noise from the roads in the Hebron district, an anonymous Arab is perpetrating a serious crime: With a small hammer, he is digging a cistern so he can collect rainwater on his rocky land. Other such criminals have other methods of carrying out their evil schemes - which is to say, to prepare their land for cultivation of vegetables, grain, grapevines or almond trees.
Israel, via the Interior Ministry, continues to spit in the face of friendly countries, and those countries continue to admire the falling raindrops. The ministry's most recent gob of spit was the cancellation of the work visas that citizens of those countries who are employed by international NGOs have been getting for years.
Soldiers searching a Palestinian village for stolen goats allegedly broke a housholder's nose, while settlers stoned local people, villagers said.
More from Amira
The Interior Ministry is demanding that a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem be deported for having spent too many years in the United States. Elias Khayyo - who holds no foreign citizenship - has been detained for three weeks at Givon incarceration facility in Ramle with other people deemed illegal residents and slated for deportation.
Rogue State: Israeli Violations of UN Security Council Resolutions
The IDF is rebuilding a military position on a base it evacuated in April 2006 east of Beit Sahur near Jerusalem. The ground work at the abandoned base, formerly known as Camp Shadma, began this week. Military sources said that they are only building a guard tower.
Under pressure from settlers, IDF rebuilding West Bank watchtower
On the heels of a friendly two-day visit to Israel, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent just a few hours yesterday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, where he met briefly with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and told reporters that the Palestinian demand for a peace agreement based on the pre-1967 borders was acceptable, but that he preferred not to get involved in the details of the negotiations.
Italian PM Berlusconi in Bethlehem: We mourn Gaza victims just as we cry over the Holocaust
A Four-Letter Word
MANY IMPORTANT struggles in Israel are calling out to people of conscience. Among others (in random order):
The struggle for preserving the environment and the future of the planet.
The struggle for democracy against fascist trends.
The struggle for human rights and civil rights.
The feminist struggle.
The struggle for the rights of gays and lesbians.
The struggle for social justice and social solidarity.
The struggle for equal rights for Israel's Arab citizens.
The struggle against the discrimination of Oriental Jews.
The struggle for the separation of religion and state.
The struggle for animal rights.
Etc. etc. etc.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai has banned Palestinian geographer Khalil Tufakji, a resident of Jerusalem, from traveling abroad for six months, citing unspecified security concerns.
The ban was issued on the recommendation of the Shin Bet security service and is based on 1948 Emergency regulations.
"Having been convinced that there is real concern that the exit of Mr. Khalil Tufakji from Israel may harm the security of the state, I order that he be banned from exiting the country until 2 August, 2010," the order reads.
Tufakji, 60, was summoned last week to a meeting at Jerusalem police headquarters in the Russian Compound. There, a man in civilian clothes calling himself Shadi, gave him the order.
Israel and India, Zionism and Hindutva
"peas in a pod, or don't give these peas a chance...'
When Israel joins NATO ... what will Arab leaders do about it?
the same as they always do - nothing.
Jewish Voice For Peace? Really? - by Nahida the exiled Palestinian
"It appears that, yet again, Anti-zionist Jewish organizations are trying to silence Palestine's supporters, to frame the debate, to secure the future of their brethren in occupied Palestine, and to steer the course of Liberation of our Homeland.."