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May 2012

AP investigates the ‘Made in Israel’ label

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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.

‘5 Broken Cameras’ is reminiscent of ‘The Battle of Algiers’ (but the ‘NYT’ can’t tell you that)

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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

Israeli soldiers and settlers order Palestinian villagers to sing ‘I love Israel’

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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.”

Beinart’s spiritual errors

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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

Twitter-assisted suicide

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Cheryl Hines and Dharun Ravi both cleaned off their twitter pages after others committed suicide

A flurry of attacks against Palestinian women, students and children

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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 […]