Friday, April 29, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Here is the trailer for Love During Wartime, the story of a marriage between a Palestinian man & an Israeli Jewish woman.

In 2009, Israel allowed elderly Muslim women to travel to Jerusalem during Ramadan. They had to go thru the checkpoints first.

Demonstrations were held in Bilin on April 15 & last Friday.


Israel refuses to grant Sudanese refugees legal refugee status.

Last Friday, residents of Nabi Saleh & their supporters protested the Occupation.

Beit Sahour celebrates Easter under the Occupation.

This video examines the effect Vittorio Arrigoni's murder has had on NGO's in Gaza, & where the Salafists have come from.

Mourners hold a memorial for Vittorio Arrigon in Ramallah on Easter Sunday.

Israeli activists hold a demo in Silwan at the City of David visitor's center, showing how Palestinians are treated on arrest.

Inside Story on Al Jazeera discusses an explosion at an Egyptian pipeline sending natural gas to Israel, & how the Arab Spring will effect Israel.

Journalists Rula Jebreal and Issandr El Amrani on Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Hamas and Palestinian Authority

Democracy Now! has on Rula Jebreal the author of Miral and Issandr El Amrani an Egyptian blogger to discuss Egypt, Israel, & Palestine.

Journalists Rula Jebreal and Issandr El Amrani on Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Hamas and Palestinian Authority

Fatah party member Fuad Kokali talks about the unity agreement.

Al Jazeera asks Khaleda Jarrar of the PFLP to comment on the unity deal.

Al Jazeera reports on the unity deal between Fatah & Hamas.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Prof. George Bisharat talks about the Goldstone Op-ed in the Washington Post, & a conference he organized, "Litigating Palestine."

Settlers harass Palestinian shepherds near Susya in the Hebron hills.

Press TV journalist Yousef Al Helou speaks at a rally in Dublin Ireland.

These two videos are from the 6th Annual Bil’in Conference on the Palestinian Popular Struggle April 20-23.

Last Friday, activists demonstrate against the Occupation in Nabi Saleh.

Peter Beinart, a member of the B'Tselem USA Advisory Board, talks about why he supports B'Tselem.

An interview with African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, living in Dimona, Israel, who are African Americans who emigrated to Israel. I wonder what they would think of Miriam, the black Palestinian in Jenin.

On a Gaza beach, activists call for a No Fly Zone.

More videos about Vik.

In Gaza, Hamas security forces corner three men accused of kidnapping & murdering Vittorio Arrigoni in a house in Nuseirat refugee camp: Bilal al-Omari, Muhammad al-Salfiti, & Abdel Rahman al-Braizat, a Jordanian who had snuck into Gaza a few weeks ago. During a gun battle, al-Braizat had set off a bomb that killed al-Omari & left al-Salfiti wounded. Al-Braizat then shot himself dead.  Three officers were wounded.

Channel Two News in Israel has broadcast this video showing a special assault unit attacking Palestinian prisoners on Oct. 22 2007. Al Jazeera has picked up the story.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

In BDS news, students at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, shut down a Board of Governors meeting when they would not consider a motion calling for divestment.

Then last Sunday, the activists demonstrated at Ofer prison.

Last Friday, activists demonstrated in An Nabi Saleh, ending in arrests.

Activists in Ramallah hold a vigil for Vittorio Arrigoni.

In Bilin last Friday, activists held a demo in memory of Juliano Mer-Khamis.

Activists from the REFU$E Campaign hold another demo calling for a No Fly Zone over Gaza in front of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

In Ramle, Israel, activists hold a protest against eviction from public housing of the Elajo family.

The Alternative Information Center looks at Palestinian residents of Al Nuaman, which has been annexed to Jerusalem, but they are denied Jerusalem ID cards, making them illegal in their own homes.

People remember Deir Yassin, where the Irgun & the Stern Gang massacred 100 Palestinian civilians on April 9, 1948, & forced the rest to flee.

South Tel Aviv Is On Fire

In Tel Aviv, Israelis march to urge the government to expel the African refugees in their neighborhoods.

In Gaza, the big news has been the kidnapping & murder of ISM activist Vittorio Arrigoni at the hands of a Salafist group. Unspeakable has a diary about it on here. Meanwhile, the children of Gaza are caught in the crossfire from Israel's attacks on Gaza.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Adam Horowitz & Lizzy Ratner, authors of a book on the Goldstone Report, appear on Democracy Now! to comment on the op-ed by Judge Goldstone which caused Israel to call for the retraction of the report.

Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine disrupt a panel consisting of six Members of the Knesset by calling for the arrest of MK Avi Dicther as a war criminal for ordering torture & assassinations when he was head of the Israeli Intelligence Services.

Israelis call for the imposition of a no fly zone over Gaza during a demo in front of the US Embassy April 3.

Lia Tarachansky, a reporter for the Real News Network, tells how she went from living in a settlement to reporting on Israel & Palestine.

Demonstrations continued in Sheikh Jarrah last Friday.

Soldiers beat and curse protestors (beit ummar April 2, 2011)

Soldiers manhandle protesters in Beit Ummar last Saturday.

Palestinians hold a rally to protest the Occupation in Nabi Salih.

This documentary tells the story of how the Palestinian villages of Yalu, Imwas, & Beit Nuba were destroyed.

In Jerusalem, ten thousand Palestinians may be evicted from their homes because the city has not issued them tax notices.

In Bilin, the IDF engaged in early morning searches on April 4.

Juliano Mer-Khamis, the director of the Freedom Theater in Jenin, was murdered as he was driving home on April 4. He was the son of Arna Mer, a Jew, & Saliba Khamis, a Christian Palestinian. Both of his parents belonged to the Israeli Communist Party. He was an actor who starred in The Little Drummer Girl & dozens of Israeli movies. He produced & directed the documentary Arna's Children. He stated in an interview "I am 100 percent Palestinian and 100 percent Jewish."

Friday, April 1, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

BDS activists gotta sing, gotta dance, gotta boycott Israel.

Now for something completely different. Artists 4 Israel and The Birthright Israel Alumni Community put up the Bomb Shelter in Washington Square.

From Jan. 2010, B'tselem shows young girls in Gaza practicing soccer.

Residents of An Nabi Saleh discuss the history of their resistance to the Occupation.

In Silwan, two people are arrested & allegedly beaten & pepper sprayed.

Sixteen Israeli activists from Taayush & Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity are arrested on Palestinian land in the South Hebron hills when the IDF declares a 'closed military zone.' A judge later declares the order illegal & releases them.

In Bilin, protesters face off against the Wall.

Member of the Knesset Hanin Zoabi discusses the citizen loyalty laws on Land Day.

The residents of An Nabi Salih celebrate Land Day with a candle light march.

Land Day is also celebrated in Lod Israel.

The Palestine News Network shows a Land Day demo in Bethlehem.

A demonstration in Ni'lin commemorates Land Day on March 26.

Israel in March saw massive worker protests & strikes, leading to a rise in the minimum wage thru an agreement between major unions & the business confederation. But as this video points out, Israel still has the second largest gap between rich & poor (after the US.) The main reason for that is Israeli governments have spent their money on the Occupation while cutting social services in Israel itself.