Friday, August 31, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Activists protest war with Iran in Tel Aviv in front of the Ministry of Defense office.

French prosecutors have opened a murder investigation into Yasser Arafat's death  after a complaint lodged by his widow Suha.

The Inside Story looks at how an Israeli court denied the family of Rachel Corrie justice.

Palestinians fleeing the violence in Syria are unwelcome in Lebanon, Al Jazeera reports.

Israeli club-goers in Zion Square declare that Arabs should be beaten in this video recorded by Ynet.

The Real News reports that the US State Dept. has called settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank terrorism.

Two IDF soldiers in the South Hebron Hills chase a Palestinian shepherd & his sheep off his land.

The Alternative Information Center presents their second edition of AIC Vision.

Two Palestinian girls get upset when the IDF arrests their mother.

The Freedom Theater of Jenin does a creative writing workshop.

During a training exercise, IDF soldiers injure two Palestinians by setting off flash grenades.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Bilin.

We watch Israeli patrol boats harass Gaza fishermen from the shore in this video.

The Real News looks at how the Shin Bet controls Palestinians in their everyday lives.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


As prices in Israel rise, the media debates the cost of war with Iran.

Last Sunday, activists in Tel Aviv protested war with Iran outside the Defense Minister's home.


Al Jazeera's The Cafe discusses the prospects of the two state solution & other outcomes.

Mob violence in Jerusalem leads to a Palestinian being hospitalized & the police arresting seven Israelis.

The Young Turks look into the story of Rep. Kevin Yoder skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee while on an AIPAC junket to Israel.  I think Richard Silverstein nails this story:
It would be unfortunate if Aipac came out of this smelling like a rose.  It certainly knew of the misbehavior.  One wonders what other sorts of behavior have occurred on Israel junkets and whether there has been creative accounting used on other trips.  The main point is that these trips and those who sponsor them and even those who participate in them are engaging in corrupt acts.  I don’t mean this legally since unfortunately these junkets aren’t illegal (though they should be).  I mean, rather, that the trips, the enormous amounts spent on them, the wining and dining, the influence peddling–all of it is corrupt.  It nourishes the dysfunction which characterizes the Congressional approach to Israel issues.

First episode of AICVision, a news digest put together by the Alternative Information Center, a joint Israeli-Palestinian non-profit.

Activists film the IDF blocking roads to Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills.

Mustafa at a shooting gallery.

A demo took place in Nabi Saleh.

Haitham Khatib  does a music video for singer Mohammed Kabaha.

Yousef AlHelou for The Real News, describes what it is like inside Gaza with the Rafa border crossing closed by Egypt due to terrorist attacks in the Sinai.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Egypt continued military operations in the Sinai, & closed the border with Gaza.

Demos took place in Bilin & Ni'ilin.

Rahwi Qarqaz from Gaza describes how he was arrested & held for 13 days when he sought medical treatment in Israel.

Rochelle Davis, author and Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Georgetown University, discusses her book Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced.

In  Beit Shemesh, three women fight against an Ultra Orthodox campaign to exclude women from public.

Activists in Tel Aviv protest outside Defense Minister Barak's home in Tel Aviv.

The Israeli media has reported that Israel will attack Iran before November.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Activist in Tel Aviv protest war with Iran.

The social justice movement heats up, causing PM Netanyahu to cancel some tax hikes on average Israelis.

After assailants attack police stations in the Sinai, the Egyptian military responds with airstrikes & a buildup.

Ethiopians demonstrate against higher rents at center & the agency cancels all non-emergency programs because of it.

Jerusalem hosts another Gay Pride parade.

+972 Magazine writer Roi Maor talks about how Israeli laws are discriminatory & unequal.

 UNRWA trains women in Gaza to improve their status.

Sajed Aboulebeh is a skater in the West Bank.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.

The IDF searches a Palestinian home in the middle of the night in January 2012.

Two videos about pharmaceuticals: about the problems of selling Palestinian made drugs in East Jerusalem, & the problems in the West Bank with medical waste.

Activists document the damage to Palestinian olive trees done by settlers in the South Hebron Hills.

Mamoun Ahmad Dalloul describes how Israeli bombing in Gaza has destroyed his dairy factory five times.

Palestinians living in caves south of Hebron are being harassed by the IDF (which claims their land for military uses) despite the fact they have successfully sued in Israeli courts for their right to stay.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Gareth Porter on The Real News gives his take on the Bulgaria bombing & Israel's and Iran's reactions.

Defense Secretary Panetta goes to Israel to pressure them not to attack Iran.  Meanwhile, Richard Silverstein at his site has posted the story of how Defense Minister Ehud Barak censored the Israeli press from reporting that Chief of Staff Benny Gantz criticized any attack on Iran.

Religious Jews gathered at the Western Wall to mark Tisha Be'av, the date set to mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temples.

Last Saturday Israelis & African refugees protest in Tel Aviv against racism & government policy.

A NGO has provided funds for West Bank Palestinian women to refurbish a kindergarten.

 Bassam Abu Muelieq of Gaza tells how his son was shot dead by the IDF when he tried to sneak into Israel to seek a better life.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh last Thursday & Friday.

Maher Abu Rmeileh, a Palestinian from East Jerusalem, has qualified for the Olympics in Judo & will represent Palestine, though the Occupation has thrown up roadblocks.

Mitt Romney claimed in his trip to Israel that Palestinians aren't getting ahead because of their culture.  Three videos from UNRWA show how one side of the Occupation, the Wall, holds Palestinians back.