Friday, February 25, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

200 attendees visit Bethlehem for the Eighth Sabeel International Conference: 'Challenging Empire: God, Faithfulness and Resistance'.

Israeli warplanes again attack Gaza.

Protesters unfurl a banner protesting British author Ian McEwan accepting the Jerusalem Prize instead of boycotting it. McEwan criticized settlements in the West Bank in his acceptance speech.

Member of Knesset Shai Hermesh discusses the bill he & the Kadima Party have introduced to allow Israeli communities to screen potential residents.

Three Palestinians discuss how the Egypt uprising will affect the Palestinian struggle.

The European Union is trying to take a bigger role in the peace process, but observers question whether the EU is truly neutral.

In Jerusalem, 24-year-old Palestinian Hussam Rwidy was killed Feb. 13 when a group of Israelis shouted 'Death to Arabs!' & then attacked him and Murad Khader Joulani. The police have arrested 4 people on manslaughter charges.

People are still reacting to the US veto of the resolution calling settlements in Palestine illegal. Americans here protest the veto.

Palestinians objected to the veto.

Israelis demonstrate against the US veto.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Michel Warschawski of the Alternative Information Center is interviewed on how Israel will react to democractic uprisings through out the Arab world.

Protests continued last Friday in Ni'ilin and Nabi Salih.

Gazans were jubilant at the success of the Egyptians at ousting Hosni Mubarak.

Israelis are still reacting to the Egyptian ouster of Hosni Mubarark.
These next two videos are in the series Inside the Military Repression of Nabi Saleh.  The first shows the arrest of a 11 year old boy.  The second shows a raid at 2am to check youths' names & IDs.

In Bilin, hundreds (Palestinians, Israelis & internationals) turn out to mark six years of demos. They are met with teargas.

Villagers in Al-Arakib see an escalation by Israeli police when they attack villagers standing in the cemetery with rubber bullets & teargas.

The US has once again vetoed a UN Security Council resolution. This one condemned settlements in the West Bank, a position that is the official position of the US, except when it comes to UN resolutions.
Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN, does a yeoman job, though her logic breaks down. The US vetoed the resolution because a resolution condemning settlements would lead to more settlements. Huh?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Residents of Beit Ommar near Hebron protest the shooting of Yousef Fakhri Ikhlayl by settlers, leaving him brain-dead.

Mustafa does a mashup with Secretary of State Clinton and Hosni Mubarak.

Should Macy Gray perform in Tel Aviv?

This Friday, the demo in Sheikh Jarrah saw an attempt to build a temporary shelter ( a sukkah) which they attempted to carry past the police.

Last Friday, Sheikh Jarrah was the scene of another demo.

Protesters gathered in front of Jerusalem Municipal offices to protest settlements approved for Sheikh Jarrah.

UNRWA said the blockade is causing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Gazans reacted with jubilation to the ouster of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, shooting off guns & fireworks.  Palestinians in the West Bank were also jubilant, while many Israelis expressed unease.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Israel/Palestine News
Dr. Hajo Meyer and Hedy Epstein, Holocaust survivors, tour the US to speak out for the Palestinians.

If the Palestine Papers destroyed the Palestinian Authority's credibility, who will step up to be the new Palestinian leaders?

Mustafa from Jenin does a short video about Freedom Airways. NSFW (f-word.)

Press TV's correspondent gives his take on how the Egypt protests effect Gaza.

It's Friday, so once again we see a demo in Bilin. This time, everyone is rained on.

BBC correspondent Louis Theroux visits a Jewish settlement in the center of Hebron.

Israel's Channel 2 News has a story about Breaking The Silence, and their book, videos, & internet campaign.

Around a thousand people demonstrated In Jaffa against the building of Jewish-only housing blocks on Saturday Jan. 29.

200 Israelis & Palestinians demonstrated Feb. 1 in Jerusalem outside the Jewish National Fund headquarters to protest the demolition of the village of El Araqib.

Hamas has increased security along its' borders because of the Egyptian protests.

Al Jazeera presents this video on how Israel is reacting to the pro-democracy protests in Egypt.

Palestinian Israelis have demonstrated in support of the Egyptian protesters in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv. David Sheen filmed the protest & his questioning of bystanders about the demo and posted it on Mondoweiss. As the Angry Arab noted on his website, Palestinians who wanted to rally in sympathy with the anti-Mubarak protesters were broken up by security forces both in Gaza & the West Bank.