Friday, January 27, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Two videos of the weekly demo in Nabi Saleh.

The weekly demo in Ni'ilin.

Activists play football (soccer) while protesting an IDF checkpoint in Beit Ommar.

UNRWA condemns Israel's house demolitions in the West Bank.

Medicine shortages caused by the Israeli siege of Gaza leads to a conference on solutions.

Hamas protests Israel's arrest of the speaker of parliament with a sit in.

Israel's blockade makes Gaza fishermen turn to fish farms.

Members of Arab, Palestinian & US universities visit Gaza

EU Vice President Ashton visits Gaza.

Israeli & Palestinian activists march again in Sheikh Jerrah to protest settlers seizing homes.

EU Vice President Ashton visits Defense Minister Barak while visiting Israel, Gaza, & the West Bank.

150 social activists protest opening of Habima Theatre

Police arrest three protesters during demonstration in front of newly renovated national theatre building. 'We don't want luxury, we want our city back,' the demonstrators chant . . .The demonstration was held simultaneously with an inauguration ceremony for the new theatre building, attended by Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and President Shimon Peres.  The activists protested against the allocation of funds for the renovation of the national theatre building, which they claimed came at the expense of those in need of housing.

Israeli & Palestinian activists rallied to repair damage caused by construction of a national park on private land in Issawiye.

Journalist Joseph Dana talks about the anti-BDS law passed recently in Israel.

Israel plans to jail African refugees without trial for up to three years for entering Israel.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Another demo takes place in Qadum, near Nablus.

Another aide convoy reaches Gaza with medical & humanitarian aid.

The Israeli siege of Gaza keeps college age students from attending West Bank Palestinian universities.

UNRWA announces a $300 million appeal for Gaza & the West Bank.

Gazans & the ISM march weekly to protest Israel setting up a No Go Zone in the northern Gaza Strip.

IDF raids Bilin on Sat. Jan. 14 (at 1:30am) & Ni'ilin on Wed. Jan 18.

250 women from Bet Shemesh hold a flash dance in the main public square to protest gender discrimination in the city.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticizes 'price tag' attacks by Israeli settlers.

Protesters demonstrate in front of Tel Aviv City Hall last Sunday against the removal of the last tent city.

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni announces that Kadima will hold primaries for the party's leadership on March 27.

Professor Jonathan Anson of Ben Gurion University discusses the demography of Israel.

Black & white Israelis marched in Jerusalem Wed. to protest discrimination against Ethiopian Jews.

The US cancels scheduled war games in Israel to send messages to Iran & Israel.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

A Bedouin village in the West Bank near a settlement will be evicted by the IDF to live next to a garbage dump.

Actions took place in Bilin, Nabi Saleh, & Al-Walajeh.

The Israeli siege on Gaza leads to rising child labor.

Hamas & Fatah met again to discuss a unity government.

Israel closes one of Gaza's border crossings into Israel.

Gaza school kids sing during the anniversary of Operation Cast Lead.

In these two videos, Palestinians try to drive on a Jewish only road in Jericho & are stopped & arrested by Border Police.

Israel is worried about a Palestinian population boom.

The Real News talks to Gareth Porter about Iran, Israel, & the US.

The IDF tries to teach non-Hebrew speaking soldiers basic commands.

Ethiopian Israelis protest in Kiryat Malachi after hearing that local residents would refuse to sell or rent to them.

Danny Danon, deputy speaker of the Knesset & Likud member, gives his point of view.

Demonstrators block streets in Tel Aviv after the Knesset passes a law to criminalize refugees.

Al Jazeera talks to Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The last tent city in Tel Aviv was demolished.

Hassan Jabareen, a lawyer from Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, comments on the Israeli Supreme Court upholding a law banning Israelis from marrying Palestinians.

Netanyahu has decided to ignore the recommendations of the panel appointed in response to the J14 tent city demos of last year & increase military spending.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

This video looks at the everyday lives of Palestinians.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Qadum.

Free Palestine.

Another demonstration takes place in Sheikh Jarrah on Dec. 30.

Iran has donated funds to build housing for recently released Palestinian prisoners.

120 Gazans were killed by Israel in 2011.

Gazans protest the talks between the PA & Israel.

Attempts by Ultra Orthodox Jews to impose their morals in public have lead to demos by both sides.

B'tselem shows highlights from 2011.

Palestinians in Ramallah celebrate the New Year.

An Israeli tour company specializes in tours of the Occupied West Bank.

Israel & the Palestinian Authority met in Jordan for inconclusive talks.

Amoun Sleem is the director of a local community center set up to help the Domary, the Gypsy community of Jerusalem.

Activists & residents denounce Israeli plans to seize land in East Jerusalem for a national park.