End the marketing, catering and sales of Ben & Jerry’s products in Israel and Jewish-only settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Stop manufacturing ice cream in Israel.
Issue a statement (a) calling on Israel to end its occupation and settlement enterprise and (b) appealing directly to other socially responsible companies to do likewise and to cease business operations in Israel and its illegal settlements.
Salaam Shalom: Operation Pillar of Blood: The Latest War on Gaza VTJP's Salaam Shalom: Report on Palestine/Israel examines Israel’s recent 8-day war on Gaza (code named "Operation Pillar of Defense"). This show includes analysis and reports from Palestinian legal and human rights experts and British and American journalists. The program closes with a report on the trial in absentia of four Israeli generals linked to the murderous 2010 attack on the humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara off the coast of Gaza, in which Israeli commandos killed 9 unarmed activists and injured many more. See more updates from Salaam Shalom television show on Vimeo! More about Salaam Shalom.
IMEMC - Friday, May 17, 2013; Palestinian medical sources reported that 17 Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs fired by Israeli soldiers invading the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. ...
IMEMC - Friday evening, May 17 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that approximately 25 Palestinians have been injured, including twelve who were shot by live rounds, during clashes that took place when Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp and Silwad town, east of the central West Bank...
IMEMC - The Palestinian Detainees Study Center has reported that undercover forces of the Israeli military broke, on Thursday, into section 24 of the Negev detention camp, attacked the detainees and searched their beds and property. ...
Inter Press Service - The view from the Al-Qatrawani shrine, a stop along the Sufi Trail in the village of 'Atara in the West Bank. Credit: Jillian Kestler-D'Amours/IPS A reddish-brown dome sits atop an ancient stone house, used hundreds of years ago for prayer....
Daily Star - 17 May 2013 Hundreds of Iraqis attended the Friday funeral in a southern city of two Shiite fighters killed in Syria. Several such funerals have been held in recent months, the latest sign...
Daily Star - 17 May 2013 Russia has sent Syria advanced anti-ship missiles, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, bolstering Syrian defenses despite pleas from Washington and elsewhere to stop supplying President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
+972 Magazine - 17 May 2013 - Just Vision’s Peabody Award winning film, My Neigbhourhood (directed by Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi), tells the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah whose family is forced to share a section of their home with Israeli...
Al-Akhbar News - 17 May 2013 - Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on 4 May 2013 during the 'Holy Fire' ceremony on the eve of the Orthodox Easter. (Photo: AFP - Gali Tibbon)...
A diary of violence: Nakba Day protests in East Jerusalem Sahar Vardi, +972 Magazine
5/17/2013 One activist’s diary of the arrests and violence that Israeli police used against Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem on Nakba Day, 2013. Scene 1: A few dozen Palestinians march down Bab A-Zahara Street with a police van behind them, they head toward Damascus Gate for the Annual commemoration of the Nakba. Police cavalry pass the marchers, turn around, block the sidewalk on which the protesters are marching and start galloping towards them. Another line of border policeman prevents those who managed to pass from walking toward Damascus Gate, but they’re too late, half the protest is already at Damascus Gate. Scene 2: About 200 hundred Palestinians are chanting on the stairs in front of Damascus Gate when we hear yelling from the road. Half-a-dozen policemen gather around a Palestinian man standing on an elevated part of the sidewalk who is refusing to move. A policeman holds his hand... more..e-mail Palestinians seek unity Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem, Al-Ahram Weekly
5/14/2013 Israeli encroachment on Al-Aqsa Mosque continues to threaten peace, while Palestinian reconciliation talks resume in Cairo with a large gap to close. Palestinian political and religious leaders have issued a stern warning to Israel against “tampering with the status quo at the Haram Al-Sharif [Noble Sanctuary] in East Jerusalem,” saying incessant Israeli efforts to arrogate “prayer rights” for Jews at the exclusively Islamic shrine would cause a huge conflagration in the region and beyond. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said Israeli provocations and violations of the mosque’s sanctity were “totally unacceptable and could transform the region into a powder keg”. The warnings came following statements by Israeli officials, including parliamentary leaders, asserting efforts to promulgate laws allowing Jews to “have full freedom” to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque and its spacious courts and esplanades. Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, the grand mufti or supreme religious authority of Jerusalem, said Israeli... more..e-mail Standing Against Oppression in Palestine Ismail Patel, CounterPunch
5/17/2013 Free Gaza Three years ago, I left Britain and flew to Turkey with the intention of joining the Freedom Flotilla bound for the shores of Gaza. Our intention was to break the illegal and immoral siege that was slowly draining the life from the densely populated land. I boarded the Mavi Marmara to take hope to the people of Gaza. What ensued was one of the toughest and most heartbreaking experiences of my life. Over 500 of us were on board the ship, and nine were dead before the end of our journey, having been shot and killed with a total of 30 bullets. My faith means I believe that they were all martyrs, who were killed while attempting to stand up against oppression. Their families celebrate their heroism. However, the state of Turkey and the international community owes them a debt – to ensure that Israel is brought... more..e-mail A fair and just consideration of Susya’s master plan Abe Hayeem, APJP, Israeli Occupation Archive
From: Abe Hayeem Chair, Architects & Planners for Justice in Palestine, London, UK To: Head of the Civil Administration, Brigadier General Moti Almoz, Beit El Dear Brigadier General Almoz Re: A Fair and Just Consideration of Susya’s Master Plan Shalom! This is an appeal for you to follow the recommendations of the International Court of Justice regarding the building of the Separation Wall and all of the Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank. They are totally illegal under international law, the 4th Geneva Convention, and the UN Charter of Human Rights which gives indigenous people, in this case the Bedouin of Susya and surrounding areas of the Hebron Hills and the Jordan Valley, the right to practice their traditional way of life, and the right to a home on their own land. The ICJ has demanded that the wall and settlements be dismantled, and that the ‘high contracting parties’ must... -- See also: Source: Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestinemore..e-mail
Save Wadi Foquin The illegal Israeli settlement of Betar Illiit is built mostly on land stolen from Wadi Foquin and surrounding villages. Israel's government has already taken 94% of the village's land, and residents continue to receive more land confiscation orders for the construction of the apartheid wall on the northwest side of the village. The planned route of the wall will cross the green line and take even more land from the village. Fying checkpoints restrict freedom of movement in and out of the village, makiing it very difficult for residents to travel for work or school or to visit family. Help Save Wadi Foquin
DAM, "Born Here", Hebrew/Arabic with English subtitles - Palestinian rap group DAM (Da Arab MC's, or "forever" in Arabic) created this music video about the life of Palestinians in Israel. They're from Lod, a town between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, so they're Palestinians with Israeli citizenship (often called "Israeli Arabs"). They usually rap in Arabic, but they made a Hebrew version of this song with a music video to get their message out to the majority of Israelis who don't speak Arabic. NYT: Rapping in Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic
Down The Wall In Al-Ma’sara Palestine Monitor,
7/10/2010: Israeli soldiers dragged the remnants of a symbolic wall from
highway 3157 near Al Ma’sara today, halting a popular demonstration on the
sixth anniversary of the International Court of Justice ruling that construction
of the Wall in Palestinian territory is illegal.
The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation - The Real News - Hever: 18 families control 60% of the equity value of all companies in Israel - Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. He speaks to Paul Jay of The Real News Network about his research into the economics of Israel and its occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Real News Network
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How Israel came to be: The real story, by Miko Peled Miko Peled is an Israeli army veteran and the son of Israeli General Matti Peled, a veteran of the wars of 1948 and 1967. Miko is the author of The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. In 1997, his beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That tragedy pushed Peled to re-examine many of the beliefs he had grown up with as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's political-military elite, and transformed him into a courageous and visionary activist.
Mapping Israeli Apartheid in the Palestinian West Bank: Israeli settlements, apartheid wall and fence, closures, and territorial fragmentation. CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL STORY.
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