Friday, October 26, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Netanyahu says no limits will be placed on construction in Jerusalem in response to international condemnation of Gilo construction plan.

An interviewer asks Israelis at the President's Conference how many non-Jewish refugees Israel has admitted.

Eritrean refugees protest the Israeli government roundup.

AIC Video focuses on Palestinians living in Akka, Israel.

Israeli affairs expert Adnan Abu Amer declares Israel will attack Gaza soon.

Soldiers expel Palestinian shepherds from their land.

Gazans celebrate the anniversary of the prisoner exchange.

IDF & border police demolish several structures in the South Hebron Hills.

Professor Noam Chomsky visited Gaza to attend a linguistics conference at the Islamic University.  He also spoke at the Al Mathaf Hotel.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Beit Ommar & Al-Ma'asara.

The Emir Of Qatar visits Gaza.

Activists briefly occupy the Rami Levy supermarket in the Sha'ar Binyamin Industrial Zone in the West Bank to call for a boycott of Israeli goods.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Israeli musician Izhar Ashdot's song 'A Matter of Habit' has been banned from the IDF radio station.  Press the CC button for English captions.

Social justice activist hoild another demo in Tel Aviv (NSFW) & may become involved in the coming elections.

 Irit Rosenblum criticizes modern marriage.

Sudanese refugees protest Israeli government policies in Tel Aviv.

One of Israel's oldest newspapers is closing down due to competition from Sheldon Adelson's free right wing newspaper.

Settlers from Karmei Tsur go where they damn well please in Beit Ommar with the escort of the IDF.

Khalil Shahin, Mohammed Al Bakri, & Issam Younis welcome the Gaza aid ship the Estelle.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Beit Ommar.

Several videos on the olive harvest in Gaza & the West Bank.

The Palestinian brewers of Taybeh beer celebrate Oktoberfest.

The Israeli human rights group Gisha won a court order forcing the Israeli government to release plans from 2007 to put Gaza 'on a diet.'

During a protest against settler attacks, Palestinians & solidarity activists block Highway 443, which runs from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem thru the West Bank.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Netanyahu has backed off war with Iran.

PM Netanyahu has called for  Knesset elections for February of next year.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai checks the progress of construction of the detention centers in the Negev planned to hold 10,000 African asylum seekers.

Fear of miscegenation is why a leader of an anti-refugee group opposes admitting African asylum seekers to Israel.

In South Hebron Hills:  the IDF expels more Palestinian shepherds by declaring their land a closed military zone.

The Stream looks at the Russell Tribunal in NYC.

In South Hebron Hills:  When the Ja'asra family comes to harvest olives on their land, the IDF fires tear gas at them.

In a night raid on Beit Ommar, the IDF arrests 14 year old Hamza Abu Hashem, & set off tear gas & concussion grenades.

In South Hebron Hills:  the IDF declares Palestinian land a closed military zone.

In Gaza, Israel attacks with a drone & tank fire, killing one & wounding five.



In the South Hebron Hills:  the IDF tries to declare Palestinian land a closed military zone.

In Gaza, the siege has caused 70% of Palestinians to live in poverty.

In the South Hebron Hills:  IDF soldiers show up, watch settlers chase Palestinian sheep, finally stop them, then stand around & argue with Israeli activists . .

An Italian activist goes to the beach where the IDF killed Gaza fisherman Fahmy Abu Ryash on Sept. 28, 2012.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Egypt has closed 35% of Gaza's border tunnels, causing a fuel shortage & unemployment.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

Nina Paley gives her take on the history of the Holy Land.

The Real News reporter Lia Tarachansky makes a pitch for her film Seven Deadly Myths.  You can contribute here.

Activists demonstrate in Tel Aviv in solidarity with protesters in Spain & Greece.

What will happen if Iran is seen not to kow-tow to Israeli pressure over nuclear activities?

Al Jazeera looks at the deterioration of relations between Turkey & Israel.

Ami Ortiz in March 2008 was the victim of a bomb planted because his family were Messianic Jews.

Vandals thought to be settlers spray offensive slogans on the Franciscan convent on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion.

In Gaza, Islamic Jihad celebrates the 25th anniversary of its' founding.

Activists in the South Hebron Hills film settlers abusing a cow. 

Since 2007, travel between Gaza & the West Bank has been almost nonexistent.

A demo takes place in Ni'ilin.

The siege on Gaza is still causing hardship for Palestinians.

Local elections take place in the West Bank on Oct. 20, but some question whether  elections under Occupation matter.

The Swedish ship Estelle is now in Naples, Italy, & plans to sail to Gaza.