Friday, April 27, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


This week, the United Methodist Church is meeting in Tampa, FL.  Delegates are being asked to support BDS -specifically, to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard, three companies that profit from the Occupation.  Three videos appeal to delegates to support BDS.

Sixty Minutes did a segment on how the Occupation is affecting Christian Palestinians.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

Haitham Al Khatib posts 5 minutes of his film Najah, about the struggle of the men & women of Bilin.

The IDF conducts a night raid in Beir Ommar & arrests 4 people, three under the age of 18.

In raw footage from Palestine TV2, the commanding officer is shown assaulting 5 activists stopped by the IDF during their attempted bicycle tour of the Jordan Valley.

In the South Hebron Hills, 15 children & an adult were filmed stealing & destroying Palestinian crops.

From 972
Some 15 activists from the organization Zochrot were besieged by police on Wednesday night in the NGO’s offices, in order to prevent them from quietly commemorating the Palestinian Nakba on Israeli Independence Day. Three were arrested for reading aloud names of destroyed villages.

The Israeli government has approved three settlement outposts.

President Shimon Peres & Chief of Staff Gantz address a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, the Israeli military chief, says Iran is not building a nuclear weapon & is rational.

The Real News looks at how the Israeli siege of Gaza is hurting Palestinian medical care.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Right wing Zionist billionaires are using their money to set the agenda of the 2012 elections.

Al Jazeera's The Stream looks at the restrictions on Palestinian refugees in Arab countries.

Demos take place in Bilin & Nabi Saleh.  (In this video, Osama Tamimi is hit above his eye with a teargas canister.)

Settlers again harass Palestinian shepherds in the South Hebron Hills.

Gaza deaf students learn to be chefs.

Israel's navy fires on Gaza fishermen.

Israel closes Gaza's commercial border crossing again.

Two videos about a demo in support of Israeli refuseniks Noam Gur and Alon Gurman --draft age Israelis who refuse to join the IDF.

Palestinian Christians celebrate Easter in Jerusalem & Gaza.

Palestinians discuss administrative detention.

Lt. Colonel Shalom Eisner bashes a Danish activist  in the face with an M-16 in this video.   The activist was taking part in an attempted bike ride with Palestinians thru the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.

Last weekend 1500 activists staged a 'flytilla' into Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.  Several videos cover the event.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Border police attack & arrest activists taking a tour of Hebron.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

Israeli soldiers raid a Palestinian home in the middle of the night.

Mustafa films what is happening at a school for the blind in Bethlehem.

Welcome to Palestine 2012 holds a press conference in Bethlehem, in preparation of 1200 foreign visitors coming to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on April 15.

IDF soldiers harass a Palestinian shepherd grazing his sheep in the South Hebron Hills.

New Israeli incursions & drone attacks occur in Gaza.

Former Mossad head Meir Dagan criticizes the government's threats of attack on Iran.

Israelis in Jerusalem protest the beating & detention of Ovadia Ben Abraham, an activist in the social justice movement.

People are beginning to doubt the relevance of the Quartet's push for renewed peace talks.

Israeli activists hold an alternative Passover Seder for African refugees.

Activists commemorated the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, where in 1948 a Jewish militia killed 100 Palestinian villagers, setting off an exodus by Palestinians.

The Real News looks at a recent report by the Bank of Israel on the Israeli economy.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Palestine Studies TV looks into the controversy between CAMERA, Ilan Pappe, & the Journal of Palestine Studies about a letter written by Ben Gurion.

Al Jazeera's The Stream discusses the increasing criticism of Israel among American Jews.

The International Criminal Court refuses to investigate war crimes in Gaza during  Cast Lead because it says Palestine isn't a state.

Another demo takes place in Ni'ilin.

Palestinians celebrate Palm Sunday in Bethlehem.

Settlers have taken over a house in the middle of Hebron, next to other settlements.  The IDF was ordered to evict them by the Israeli Supreme Court.  PM Netanyahu wanted to let them stay until May 1.  Defense Minister Barak ordered the army to remove them, & they did.

IDF soldiers are filmed throwing stones at Palestinian shepherds in the South Hebron hills.

Gareth Porter says Netanyahu is bluffing on an attack on Iran to pressure the US to impose crippling economic sanctions on Iran.

Several hundred people rally & march in Tel Aviv following recent rising fuel prices.

In Gaza, a conference discusses the plight of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

80% of medical services are halted in Gaza due to fuel shortages.

British & Irish activists enter Gaza with medical supplies.

This is the first part of Tear Gas in the Morning.  It is the story of Barbara Silverman, a Jewish-American artist volunteering as an activist in the West Bank. The story is loosely based around the authors' own personal experiences and the experiences of real life Palestinians, Israelis and international volunteers.

Before Land Day, in Gaza Ezzedin Kasab of the International Youth Organization of Palestine gives a speech about the Global March to Jerusalem.

March 30 was Land Day in Israel & Palestine.  The following videos show protests at Qalandia, East Jerusalem, & Nabi Saleh.