Friday, April 28, 2017

Israel/Palestine News


Mass arrests of over 400 Palestinians were the result of a computer
algorithm based on their social media usage, explains TRNN's Shir Hever

Introduced by Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice
for Peace, Gandhi Peace Award Honoree Omar Barghouti describes victories
of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) in the effort
for Palestinian justice

Lets show "Im Tirzu" what it means to be an Israeli.
Watch Social TV Video that was rejected by the Im Tirtzu movement.
Tirtzu movement had launched a video competition with prizes of NIS
70,000 which presents a certain perspective of what it means being
Israeli according to the values of the movement. They uploaded a video
that will set an example to the values they want to promote
Social TV
submitted a video created specifically for the competition, which
corresponds to the video of Im Tirtzu, with values that are…well…quite
different and challenging.
This week Im Tirzu's competitions website
was launched and Social TV's video was not included as Im Tirzu is
claiming it is " Offensive, humiliating, defamatory and inappropriate to
the values of "Im Tirtzu" and that Social TV is actually a foreign
agent" (Quote by Matan Peleg, CEO of Im Tirtzu).

Palestinian protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy in London
yesterday to express solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who launched a
mass hunger strike in Israeli jails on 17 April to press for basic

Israelis had a barbecue outside Ofer Prison, near Ramallah, while Palestinian prisoners are on a hunger strike.

Settlers attack activists in the South Hebron Hills.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Israel/Palestine News

Hundreds of Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons without charge or trial, known as administrative detention. Administrative detention is a common tactic used by Israel to detain and imprison Palestinians for up to six months at a time without having to charge them or put them on trial. Today on Prisoners day, over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners launched an open-ended hunger strike with a list of demands to improve the conditions.

Sahar Francis, Director of the Adameer prisoner support NGO, explains
how this is the largest such strike since 2012 and how it has its roots
in the different legal systems for Palestinians and Israelis.

Israel Border Police personnel deployed tear gas against demonstrators
marching in Bethlehem, Monday, who were rallying in solidarity with the
thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails taking part in
an organised mass hunger strike.

Police officers fired cans of
tear gas at the demonstrators, who responded to the shots by throwing
rocks and setting bins on fire.

Over 2,000 Palestinians are
thought to be taking part in the hunger strike against conditions in
Israeli jails and the occupation of Palestinian territories, with the
action kicking off on Sunday to coincide with Palestinian Prisoners'

Friday, April 14, 2017

Israel/Palestine News


Many organizations intend to promote peace or a solution to the conflict
by employing various strategies: demonstrations, conferences,
round-table discussions, direct action… or even keyboard activism. The
bottom line – there’s still no peace. So what is the right strategy?

New Israeli missiles in the arms deal serve no real purpose for India says TRNN's Shir Hever

thousand demonstrators participated in the march of the democratic camp
in Jerusalem against the occupation and for peace. The demonstration
was attended by Jews and Arabs, calling after 50 years: "Stop the

The yellow star is an inseparable part of the Jewish-national identity
and of our Holocaust victim, but alongside the Holocaust of the Jews,
millions of other citizens of various groups were murdered by the Nazi
regime. They, too, wore a patch for marking, and they, too, were placed
in concentration and extermination camps. What do we know about these
victims, and why do the education system and institutions of Holocaust
studies minimize these victims?

Palestinian Villages Hidden Under Israeli Forests from Jonathan Cook on Vimeo.

Saffuriya was one of more than 500 Palestinian villages ethnically cleansed by Israel in 1948, during the Nakba. Journalist Jonathan Cook explains how Israel quickly acted to raze the villages so the 750,000 refugees could not return and then covered up these war crimes by planting forests over the ruins.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Israel/Palestine News


The leaked Hamas charter suggests a willingness to accept a two-state
solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict says Imad Alsoos.

A tour of the city of Hebron with Hisham Sherbet (Hebron Protection
Committee), where he tells about the historical past of Hebron and
presents the narrative of life in the city - from living together to
limiting and dangerous control of the Palestinian population. Hisham
reviews the situation in Hebron during the Oslo Accords, the massacre in
the Tomb of the Patriarchs and talks about the current reality between
the settlers and the Palestinians.

Jewish Defense League members attack protesters with IfNotNow outside
the AIPAC convention in Washington D.C., March 26, 2017. (Video courtesy
of JDL Watch)

JDL walking towards Kahane's grave to pay a special visit while in the country.