Saturday, November 26, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

An ex-soldier explains why he wants to 'break the silence.'

Ex-IDF soldiers explain the logistics of occupation in videos from Breaking The Silence.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.

The IDF searches 25 houses & arrests 3 young men in a 2AM raid in Nabi Saleh.

Last week, I put up a version of this video from UNRWA. They took it down for some reason. Here is the new one.

The IDF demolishes a house in Beit Hanina, in the area claimed by Israel as part of Greater Jerusalem.

While signing an agreement with the Romanian prime minister, Netanyahu comments on the new protests in Cairo & on sanctions against Iran.

Hamas is short of cash, so it is cracking down on banks & companies that have not paid taxes because of a directive from Fatah.

I think these videos are from al-Araqib in the Negev, where Israel is expelling Bedouins from a village they have lived in for decades. Anyway, this series of videos show border police helping bulldoze the tents of Arabs.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Rafeef Ziadah & Remi Kanazi recite poems about Palestine.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.

UNRWA defends the job it is doing in Gaza in this video.

Despite the siege, Gazans hang on.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz calls for building more housing in the E-1 neighborhood of the settlement Ma’aleh Adumim, & withholding tax money from the Palestinians, in retaliation for UNICEF membership for Palestine.

B'Tselem posts this video showing incidents of settlers harassing the West Bank olive harvest.

Prof Manuel Trajtenberg says Israel's national security depends on social justice as his committee releases a report on the social inequality that lead to the J14 protests.

Palestinian leaders must decide what to do next after the statehood bid appears to be defeated.

Netanyahu talks about the IAEA report on the Iranian nuclear program.

In response to attacks on Palestinians & Israeli activists at the Anatot settlement Sept. 30, solidarity activists held another demo last Friday outside Anatot. This time, there was a heavy police presence.

Members of Via Campesina, a Brazilian farmers union, discuss plans for a conference in Hebron with the the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and other Palestinian grassroots social movements.

Six Palestinian activists Tuesday attempted to board Jerusalem bound buses in the West Bank as part of an action to draw parallels between opposition to the Occupation & the US Civil Rights Movement. The activists were able to board a bus, but were removed & arrested at Hizmeh checkpoint into Jerusalem, interrogated by the Shabak, & then released.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

In this Breaking The Silence video, an ex-soldier talks about using tear gas against demonstrators.

Demos took place in Bilin, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh & al Walaje.

An activist shows his life: anti-Occupation demos in the morning, a rave in the evening.

Activists in Susia help Palestinians harvest olives, with the IDF watching. Two settlers show up. A settler with a dog steals a sack of olives, & gets the dog to grab another sack. The border police are called, but they do nothing. The soldiers & police close the olive grove to the activists & farmers. A settler takes a last sack of olives.

Activists have called for demos today at Anatot to protest settler violence.

The Israeli Supreme Court has upheld former Pres. Moshe Katsav’s rape conviction & 7 year prison sentence.

Russia has warned Israel about attacking Iran.

Israel's threats to attack Iran have increased tensions between the two countries.

David Frost interviews Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, the PM & foreign minister of Qatar, about Palestine.

The Palestinians have decided to push for full statehood at the UN & nothing else.

Al Jazeera reports on the attempt to break the Gaza siege.

The Real News has this report on the continuing siege of Gaza & the failure of the recent aid ships to break it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Israel/Palestine News

Again, demos took place in Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Beit Ommar, & Bilin.

Social Justice demonstrators take to the streets of Tel Aviv again.

Alternative Information Center visits 100 African-Palestinians living near Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

The IDF demolishes power lines going to the village of Umm Fagarah near Hebron.

Israelis & Palestinians again protest against settlements in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jerrah.

The only Hamas senior leader released in the prisoner swap vows to fight on for Palestine.

A ceasefire with Hamas falls apart when militants fire rockets into Israel & Israel responds with bombing.

Israel prepares for a nuclear Iran by test firing a ballistic missile & holding an evacuation drill for Tel Aviv.

The reaction from the US & Israel was swift & negative.

UNESCO votes to accept Palestine as a member state.

The CBC reports that the Canadian & Irish aid ships bound to Gaza have been boarded by Israeli Marines & are now being towed to Ashdod, where the activists on board the two vessels will be questioned by Israel police & then deported to their countries.

Here are more videos on the two boats, the Canadian Tahrir & the Irish Saoirse.