On Tuesday, MK Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich, seen above speaking to Tel Aviv’s J14 social protest movement last summer, intensified an anti-African debate within Israel by proposing to round up leftists sympathetic to the migrant workers.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Following decisions from the South African government and Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain to distinguish between products made in the occupied territories from those west of the green line, the Associated Press reports on the “Made in Israel” label.
Bassel Shahade’s death proves that even though Syrians are focused on historic domestic issues, they still care about the Palestinian question
Rae Abileah writes about her great-uncle, the Israeli pacifist Joseph Abileah.
A Silwan Story: Palestinian Child Arrested, Abused by Israeli Authorities and Barred From Finishing 9th Grade
Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat will be coming to the Film Forum this weekend to discuss his documentary about nonviolent resistance in Bil’in in Palestine. Typically, the ‘New York Times’ review said the film shows that the Israel/Palestine conflict is tragic and intractable and there are no rights or wrongs. But the truth is the film takes the Palestinian side, showing the life of resistance in all its humanity
Jewish Voice for Peace has started a petition following up on the last minute cancellation of a youth-led workshop on Palestinian nonviolent movements at New York’s 14th Street Y.
Karl Rove was nearly indicted for being involved in choosing US attorneys to go under Bush
Ma’an: “Israeli forces and settlers raided a village northwest of Jerusalem earlier this week, and humiliated and abused its residents, a local official said. Residents of al-Nabi Samwil were working on their land on Monday when Israeli forces, accompanied by settlers, arrived and demanded to see villagers’ ID cards, head of the local governor’s office Mohammad Tari told Ma‘an. Israeli officers ordered young men from the village to sing, dance and say “I love Israel.”
Faced with calls to boycott Israel, Madonna sought to save face by turning her Tel Aviv performance tonight into a “peace concert.” Haaretz reports the singer “has donated 600 tickets to her show on Thursday in Tel Aviv to members of the Israeli and Palestinian peace camps, who are set to take part in a special tribunal on peace.”
Two nights ago in Westchester at an event called ‘Getting to the Tipping Point’, Rebecca Vilkomerson of Jewish Voice for Peace described two important organizing lessons she learned in her work for boycott.
Beinart says Our parents gave us a great Jewish democracy and if we lose it there will be tremendous spiritual damage. He’s wrong on both counts
Cheryl Hines and Dharun Ravi both cleaned off their twitter pages after others committed suicide
In yesterday’s New York Times Mondoweiss contributor Ruqaya Izzidien crawls through one of the estimated 1,500 underground thoroughfares between Egypt and Gaza. :
Following decisions by South Africa and Denmark over the past month to re-label items originating from the occupied Palestinian territories, today a major Swiss retailer, Migros, announced it will also axe the “made in Israel” tags used on produce, herbs and Soda Stream machines.
Construction continues to move ahead on the site near Jerusalem’s Old City. Critics of the move to build a museum say the process has resulted in the desecration of graves in a historic Muslim cemetery.
Israel’s new image as rogue state dominates the comment board at ‘Wired’ on Flame story
The Israeli government is pumping public funds into a “sound and light show” tourist site in the City of David.
Virus has targeted computers in Iran and Palestine. Deputy PM Ya’alon takes Israeli credit for it
Bill to strip Palestinians of refugee status did not put America first, Sen. Patrick Leahy says
Young, Jewish and Proud sent out a press release saying the 14th Street Y, a Jewish community space in New York City, had cancelled a room they reserved for an educational event on BDS.
Land / Property and Resource Theft / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement Israeli gov’t funds new settlement project Ramallah, May 29 (Petra) — Israel’s municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Tourism will jointly earmark more than $4 million to fund a new settlement project in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East […]
Map shows Israel’s system of segregated roads in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Sheldon Adelson is a pro-choice social liberal by his own description. But it sure looks like he’s supporting Romney. Because of Israel
The Israel lobby takes credit for pushing legislation stripping Palestinian refugees of rights