What will happen next?

On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Police cite military edict restricting movement in Bil’in and and Na’alin until August. The army has declared the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Na’alin a ‘closed military area’ until August 17, it emerged Monday. In arresting a demonstrator on Friday, police cited a military edict closing off the two villages, where weekly protests against the barrier Israel is erecting around the West Bank have often turned violent. Bil’in residents told Haaretz that late on Friday night dozens of soldiers,


Mamilla Cemetary: What we can do

On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Mamilla Cemetery is the oldest and most distinguished Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. After years of neglect since the establishment of Israel, the pro-Zionist organization, The Simon Wiesenthal Center (a US tax-exempt organization), and the Israeli Government are constructing a cynically named “Museum of Tolerance” on the site, thereby desecrating the sanctity of a cemetery. Worse yet, even when alternative sites were offered, the SWC refused. The egregiousness and the insulting nature of this assault transcends across Muslims, Jews, Christians and


American Radical

On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in News.

In a scene from American Radical, Norman Finkelstein and Alan Dershowitz debate at the studio of Democracy Now!. One night about two weeks ago, while I was walking down Bleecker Street in New York City’s West Village, I crossed paths with Norman Finkelstein. He was wearing a light jacket and eating a banana, seemingly impervious to the bitter wind and heavy snowfall pouring from the sky. I told Finkelstein that a YouTube clip of him parrying attacks from Zionist student


Elsie the Cow breaks off engagement with Mubarak: "Bovines and swine don't mix!"

On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

The reinforced underground steel wall which Egypt is building along its border with Gaza is nearly completed, Egyptian daily al-Shorouq reported Monday. “Work on the main wall is in its fourth and final stage,” the paper reported. Once that is complete, cameras and detection devices will be installed. The process will take “a few weeks,” followed by a testing period overseen by Egyptian and international experts. The observation towers along the border are currently being replaced by new steel towers


Hedges on Finkelstein and Goldstone

On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010 By Chris Hedges The Israeli government, its brutal war crimes in Gaza exposed in detail in the U.N. report by Justice Richard Goldstone, has implemented a series of draconian measures to silence and discredit dissidents, leading intellectuals and human rights organizations inside and outside Israel that are accused—often falsely—of assisting Goldstone’s U.N. investigators. The government of Benjamin Netanyahu is attempting to shut down Israel’s premier human rights organizations, including B’Tselem, the New Israel Fund (NIF)


Packed Manhattan banquet honors "extraordinary courage under fire" of IDF soldiers

On Sunday, March 14th, 2010 in News.

Rights groups express concern at the rising number of juveniles as young as 12 who are held behind bars and ‘treated like terrorists’ With more than 300 Palestinian children being held in Israeli prisons, human rights groups and Palestinian officials are increasingly concerned about the actions of the Israeli military. The Israeli group B’Tselem said that security forces had “severely violated” the rights of a number of children, aged between 12 and 15, who had been taken into custody in


There's something happening here (III)

On Saturday, March 13th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

As Israel cracks down harshly on unarmed protesters, Donald Macintyre meets one Palestinian family whose teenage son has paid a heavy price Residents of Nabi Saleh march with Israeli and international activists in protest at the confiscation of their lands by the adjacent settlement of Halamish QUIQUE KIERSZENBAUM Ehab Barghouti would not have been at the demonstration at all if his father Asdal had had his way. Asdal found his son, 14, on the road from their village of Beit



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