Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel
The Wall: News & Background - September 2011
The Department of Corrections: Ben-Hur, the LA Times & a place called Palestine
Mondoweiss - "You know the law - every son of Israel must have some occupation." - Lew Wallace, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ , Chapter IV On September 26, The Los Angeles Times ran a short Calendar section item on the new belated 50th anniversary, fully restored DVD and...
Committee: Israel to build new bypass road south of Bethlehem
9/28/2011 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities notified the municipality of Beit Ummar on Wednesday of plans to build a bypass road which will annex over 800 dunams of village land, a local committee spokesman said. Mohammed Awad, spokesman of the national committee against the wall, said the military order entails a bypass road starting from.... Related: Locals: Israeli forces hand Bethlehem village confiscation orders
The graffiti battle of Sheikh Jarrah
9/28/2011 - International Solidarity Movement - International Solidarity Movement, West Bank - While Palestinian families continue to defend their right to reside in their homes in East Jerusalem, and while illegal Israeli settlers attempt to overtake whatever home or land to feed their colonial appetite, a different struggle is taking place on the walls of Sheikh Jarrah. As international activists and Palestinians....
First time welcomed into Ni'lin
9/25/2011 - International Solidarity Movement - 23 September 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank - At 1 pm the demonstration in Ni'lin started. 4 ISM volunteers helped to protest against the illegal, Israeli Apartheid Aall. After reaching the wall, the Israel army attacked us by using tears gas and rubber bullets. Some local protesters were hurt by the rubber bullets....
“Anti-Price Tag Patrol” criticized by Israeli right; settlers demand stronger IDF response
Mondoweiss - In response to expected clashes between Israeli settlers and Palestinians over the UN vote on Palestinian statehood, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and the Israel group Anarchists Against The Wall are launching their own patrol efforts around Palestinian villages. Meanwhile, in response to the deaths...
BDS Update: Buttressing an Independent Palestine
Palestine Chronicle: 22 Sep 2011 - By Eric Walberg A new Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) campaign was launched this summer by the United Church of Canada, which will try to persuade six companies operating in Canada — Caterpillar, Motorola, Ahava, Veolia, Elbit Systems and Chapters/Indigo — to stop supporting the Israeli occupation. “The Campaign follows similar campaigns launched some time ago by the US Presbyterian Church and the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. We have launched ‘Occupied with Peace’ after almost two years of discernment and information gathering,” says spokesperson Jean Lee. The UK’s Trades Union Congress voted to reconsider its ties with Israel’s national trade union federation Histadrut, reaffirming its policy to encourage affiliates, employers and pension funds to disinvest from, and boycott the goods of companies who profit from illegal settlements, the Occupation and the construction of the Wall. In a most unusual boycott move, on 1 September, London cultural...more
Egypt police injure migrant near Israel border
9/21/2011 - EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) - Egyptian police shot and injured a Sudanese migrant and seized another Tuesday around midnight as they tried to cross the borders illegally to Israel, security sources said. The sources said a police patrol spotted two infiltrators approaching the barbed wire border fence about 3 kilometers to the south of the....
US should recognize Palestinian state
Zvi Bar’el, Haaretz, Israeli Occupation Archive 9/21/2011
Just like 23 years ago, today too, Washington is standing like a fortified wall blocking the entry of Palestine to the United Nations.
Memory is short and forgetfulness is often deliberate, but 23 years ago the UN General Assembly decided to move its session from New York to Switzerland so that Palestine Liberation Organization head Yasser Arafat could deliver a speech. The reason: U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz refused to issue Yasser Arafat an entry visa to the United States.
Today too, with the opening of the session of the General Assembly, Washington is standing like a fortified wall blocking the entry of Palestine to the UN building. Although Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has no problem getting a visa, when he comes to ask for a state for the Palestinians he is put on a roller coaster. The list of threats and future punishments to be imposed on him and his country, if it is established, guarantees that this will be a state that is battered from birth.
Here is colonialism in all its glory. After all, the United States agrees that there should be a Palestinian state, it even twisted the arm of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a little bit, cautiously so it wouldn’t hurt, so that he would blurt out the necessary formula “two states for two peoples.” U.S. President Barack Obama even spoke about the optimal borders of the Palestinian state and Abbas was not yet required to recognize Israel.
After all, Arafat already recognized it. Palestine fulfilled all the threshold conditions. And still, this state has only one chance of being born the American way. Through negotiations that will lead to a consensual agreement and a handshake. And if Israel’s hand is missing, never mind, the Palestinians will wait until it grows. -- See also: Source more.. e-mail
Jordan's King Abdullah warns Israel about risk of instability in the region
Middle East Monitor 21 Sep 2011 - The King of Jordan has warned that Israel's position on the peace process increases the risk of instability in the Middle East. In an interview in the Wall Street Journal, King Abdullah II expressed his belief that Israeli leaders are "sticking their heads in the sand"....
A good kick might solve the problem
Jerusalem Post 20 Sep 2011 - Retired champion footballer Haim Revivo might be the best person to mend fences between Israel and Turkey, Yigal Bashan suggests.
Israeli Settlers: ‘Arabs’ attacked us first . . . with harsh language
Mondoweiss - Israel National News : "First Arab 'September Attack': Convoy Approached Negohot; September attacks have begun: Arabs in 40-50 vehicles drove along Jewish community's fence, taunted and jeered." Presumably, this will be used as evidence to suggest that the Arabs "started it," like the way they " started " the...
Protestors March Against Wall, Palestinians Arrest Settlers, Israel Calls Up Reinforcements
PNN - PNNOne week before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to present the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations Security Council, Palestinians around the West Bank marched against the Israeli wall....
[uruknet.info] Israeli Police State Crackdowns on Palestinian Demonstrators
Uruknet September 15, 2011 - West Bank a-Nabi Saleh is a Palestinian village near Ramallah. For over 18 months, every Friday, residents rally peacefully against Israel's Separation Wall and settlers stealing their land. As a result, Israeli security forces regularly assault them. On May 13, it was especially violent with use of tear gas, stun grenades, pepper gas spray,...
[uruknet.info] "This village is a microcosm of Palestine" - al-Walaja fights the Separation Wall
Uruknet September 15, 2011 - According to activists, the village of al-Walaja represents the conflict of Israel and Palestine in miniature. The Israeli government continues to build the Separation Wall, encroaching onto Palestinian land. The residents of the village have appealed to the Supreme Court of Israel to rule on the wall's legality, with a decision due on September...
Perry misrepresented historian who wrote that Israel and Texas share ‘chauvinism’ and ‘belligerence’
Mondoweiss - Great post by Max Blumenthal exploding Rick Perry's claim in the Wall Street Journal and Jerusalem Post : “Historian T.R. Fehrenbach once observed that my home state of Texas and Israel share the experience of ‘civilized men and women thrown into new and harsh conditions, beset by...
Netanyahu: Aim of Egypt border fence to block 'terror'
9/14/2011 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the main aim of a fence which Israel is building on its border with Egypt is now to block militants and not just smugglers and illegal migrants." Putting up the fence is first of all against terror activity, and only after that against [other....
[uruknet.info] Local committee: Israel demolishes home in Beit Ummar, Hebron
Uruknet September 13, 2011 - - Israeli forces demolished a house under construction on Tuesday morning in Beit Ummar, Hebron, the head of a local committee said. The demolished house was owned by members of the Ikhlayyil family, head of local committee against the wall and settlements Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma'an. The house was constructed 16 years ago...
We are not tired! Week against the Apartheid Wall, NOV 9 - 16
Stop The Wall - Join the 9th-annual International Week against the Apartheid Wall: November 9-16, 2011, Stand with the Palestinian popular resistance., Show Israel that no Walls can stop our pursuit of justice and self-determination., Pressure your governments, institutions, and corporations to stop their support of Israeli apartheid!, Mobilize and organize events in your community:
VIDEO - Wadi Fuqeen: Palestine’s Valley of Hope and Despair
Film by Joshka Wessels, Jakob Schiller and Lubna Sharief
The film Valley of Hope and Despair, by Joshka Wessels, Jakob Schiller and Lubna Sharief, illustrates how the Israeli occupation deprives Palestinians of their water resources and how illegal settlements continue to pour raw sewage into the many valleys of the occupied West Bank. Villages are being imprisoned by an eight-metre-high wall, causing severe environmental and human impact.The story
The Israeli occupation deprives Palestinians of their water resources, illegal settlements continue to pour raw sewage into the many valleys of the occupied West Bank. Villages are being imprisoned by an eight-metre-high wall, with severe environmental and human impact. There is a sense of utter despair, but in some pockets there is a little hope.
The village of Wadi Fuqeen is a valley inside the Palestinian occupied territories. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated the valley as the best preserved natural heritage site of its kind in the West Bank.
But the valley is threatened by the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements and the Israeli separation wall. The wells in the valley have dried up and the valley is contaminated with raw sewage.
Villagers from the valley have worked together with their neighbours from the Israeli village Tsur Hadassah to campaign against the planned construction of the wall and continuous building of the illegal Israeli ultra-orthodox settlement of Bitar Illit. They are saving their shared valley together.... more.. e-mail
Local committee: Israel demolishes home in Beit Ummar, Hebron
9/13/2011 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished a house under construction on Tuesday morning in Beit Ummar, Hebron, the head of a local committee said. The demolished house was owned by members of the Ikhlayyil family, head of local committee against the wall and settlements Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma'an. The house was....
[uruknet.info] PRESS RELEASE: Israeli settlers set fire to an house-tent in the palestinian village of Susiya
Uruknet September 11, 2011 - During the night between the 8th and the 9th of September settlers from the Israeli settlement of Suseya set fire to a house-tent in the palestinian village of Susiya. Around 1.00 am the settlers took a tyre that was inserted in a nearby wall, set fire to it and threw it against the outside...
Egyptians Break Down the Wall around the Israeli Embassy
Dissident Voice: 12 Sep 2011 - Last week, in the wake of public anger over the killing of five Egyptian police officers and soldiers at the borders with Israel, who were reported caught up in the crossfire while the Israeli forces were hunting down a group of infiltrators who carried out the Eilat ambush , Cairo witnessed yet another week of popular rage. The ensuing Egyptian anger targeted the Israeli embassy as thousands of protesters rallied around the embassy for almost a week calling for the expulsion of the ambassador and the whole diplomatic mission. The Egyptian interim government convened on the night of the border killings and actually released a statement via email to the press stating that the Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv has been officially instructed to return to Cairo until further notice. A few hours later, during which lengthy deliberations between the military council and Esaam Sharaf, the Egyptian prime minister, seemed to...more
Egyptians Break Down The Wall Around the Israeli Embassy
Intifada-Palestine: 10 Sep 2011 - Dr. Ashraf Ezzat / Intifada Palestine Last week, in the wake of public anger over the killing of five Egyptian police officers and soldiers at the borders with Israel who were reported caught up in the crossfire while the Israeli forces were... more
Israel withdraws ambassador to Egypt after embassy protests
IMEMC - Saturday September 10, 2011 - 09:52, After hundreds of Egyptian protesters tore down the security wall to the Israeli embassy in Cairo Friday, the Israeli government decided to withdraw it's ambassador to Egypt, along with other Embassy staff.
Palestinians and Israelis control cross-border blaze
9/10/2011 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Palestinian and Israeli firefighters on Saturday controlled a huge blaze in a forest between the northern West Bank village of Anin and the city of Umm Al-Fahim on the Israeli side of the separation wall. Palestinian crews worked on the fire near Anin while Israeli firefighters battled the blaze near Umm....
Israeli embassy is attacked in Cairo - in pictures
The Guardian 10 Sep 2011 - The storming of the building came after a day of demonstrations outside where crowds swinging sledgehammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy's security wall
[uruknet.info] Israeli Army Threatens Journalists Covering EU Visit to al-Walajeh
Uruknet September 9, 2011 - Israeli soldiers threatened to assault an al-Arabiya cameraman in the southern West Bank village of al-Walajeh on Friday as hecovered a visit by 11 EU dignitaries. The Israeli army did not act on the threats, however, andallowed journalists into a dredging site near the Cremisan Monastery inal-Walajeh, where Israel plans to erect the wall....
Egypt protesters storm Israel Embassy in Cairo, raising tensions
LA Times 9 Sep 2011 - Hundreds of demonstrators march toward the embassy, batter its security wall and pull down barricades recently set up to protect the high-rise. Police do not intervene until hours later. Protesters broke through a security wall and stormed the Israeli Embassy in Cairo late Friday, throwing...
Tens of thousands of Egyptians protest Israeli embassy; destroy flag and protective barrier
Mondoweiss - Yesterday Egyptian protesters in the tens of thousands broke down the concrete barrier protecting the Israeli embassy in Cairo with hammers and their bare hands. Egyptian activists were repulsed by the wall which reminded them of the apartheid wall in Palestine and felt doubly insulted that...
Two Arrested, Pepper Spray Used As Activists Try to Tear Down Fence In Beit Ommar
Palestine Solidarity Project 10 Sep 2011 - Today, twenty-five Palestinian, international, and Israeli activists peacefully marched towards an Israeli Apartheid fence built on Palestinian land in the village of Beit Ommar. When they reached the fence, several activists attempted to pull the fence down as an act of symbolism against the occupation and...
Egyptians demolish Israel embassy wall at protest
9/9/2011 - CAIRO (Reuters) -- Egyptian activists demolished a wall around the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday after thousands demonstrated at Tahrir Square to push for a timetable for transition to democracy and an end to military trials for civilians. Activists who spearheaded an uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February have been piling pressure on.... Related: Egyptians rally in Tahrir Square for reforms
Egyptians rally in Tahrir Square for reforms
9/9/2011 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Thousands of protesters flocked to Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Friday for a rally to demand reforms as the ruling military warned it would respond harshly to any violence by activists. Organizers called the gathering to press Egypt's military rulers to keep their promises of reform after a revolt.... Related: Egyptians demolish Israel embassy wall at protest
Egyptian protesters break into Israeli Embassy in Cairo; Obama expresses concern to Netanyahu
Ha'aretz - Egyptian airport officials say Israeli ambassador and others waiting for military plane to leave country; protesters tear down Israeli flag and attack security wall outside embassy.
Egyptians tear down Israeli flag as hundreds storm Cairo embassy
Ha'aretz - Protesters use hammers and poles to bring down wall built earlier this month following public demands for the expulsion of Israeli ambassador.
Egyptian protesters storm wall outside Israeli embassy in Cairo
Ha'aretz - Protesters use hammers and poles to bring down wall built earlier this month following public demands for the expulsion of Israeli ambassador.
Egyptians attack Israeli embassy; Obama is concerned
Jerusalem Post 9 Sep 2011 - Activists use hammers to destroy protective wall around embassy, breach entry, toss documents from windows; no Israelis injured, Egypt says 200 activists wounded; 4 Egyptians arrested as 1000s protest.
Cairo: Protesters break into Israeli embassy, destroy flag
Jerusalem Post 9 Sep 2011 - Activists use hammers to destroy protective wall around embassy, breach entry, toss documents from windows; no Israelis injured, embassy workers not located in building; 4 Egyptians arrested as 1000s protest.
Cairo: Protesters break into Israeli embassy, flag removed
Jerusalem Post 9 Sep 2011 - Witnesses say policemen, soldiers stand by as activists use hammers to destroy protective wall around embassy; no Israelis injured, embassy workers not located in building; 1000s converge on Tahrir Square.
Cairo: Protesters try to demolish wall at Israeli embassy
Jerusalem Post 9 Sep 2011 - Witnesses say policemen, soldiers stand by as activists using hammers to chip away at mainly concrete wall erected after daily protests; Egyptian officials say wall intended to protect residents, not Israeli mission.
[uruknet.info] Cairo protesters break into Israeli Embassy Embassy staff awaiting evacuation at airport
Uruknet September 9, 2011 - A group of about 30 protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo late Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows after a day of demonstrations outside the building in which crowds swinging sledge hammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy's security wall. Israel's ambassador, Yitzhak Levanon, his...
[uruknet.info] Egypt activists trying to demolish Israel embassy wall
Uruknet September 9, 2011 -- Egyptian activists on Friday began demolishing a wall built around a building housing the Israeli embassy in Cairo to protect it against demonstrators, witnesses said. They said about a dozen people used hammers to chip away at the mainly concrete wall, which Egyptian authorities erected after daily protests last month sparked by tensions over...
Egyptians raze Israeli Embassy wall
Daily Star 9 Sep 2011 Egyptian protesters demolished a wall around the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday after thousands demonstrated at Tahrir Square to push for a timetable for transition to democracy and an end to military trials for civilians.
Egyptians storm Israeli Embassy building, remove flag
YNet News, 9 Sep 2011 - Hundreds of Egyptian activists on Friday demolished parts of the wall erected around a building housing the Israeli embassy in Cairo to protect it against ... ....
Protest of Thousands in Cairo Turns Violent
New York Times 9 Sep 2011 - Demonstrators tore down a protective wall around the Israeli Embassy, while others defaced the headquarters of the Egyptian Interior Ministry.
Egyptians Tear Down Israel Embassy’s Security Wall
New York Times 9 Sep 2011 - Hundreds of Egyptian protesters, some swinging hammers and others using their bare hands, tore down parts of a graffiti-covered security wall outside the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Friday.
EU diplomats tour village threatened by wall
9/8/2011 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- EU diplomats visited the village of Walaja on Thursday to voice concern over the humanitarian impact and political implications of Israel's wall in the village. Local officials briefed the delegation on the effects of the barrier, settlements and violence by settlers, an EU statement said. Diplomats met residents who....
Settlers torch Palestinians' cars near Nablus
8 Sep 2011 - West Bank, (Pal Telegraph)-A number of Israeli settlers torched on Thursday two Palestinian cars in the village of Qaplan and drew racist slogans on the walls of a mosque in Yatma village, southern Nablus.
French street artist launches new project in West Bank
9/7/2011 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The French street artist responsible for adorning the separation wall with giant portraits of grinning rabbis, imams, Israelis and Palestinians has returned to the West Bank with a new project. The artist, known only by his initials JR, has launched his latest project 'Inside Out' globally, and it arrived.... Related: In photos: Street artist launches new project in Palestine
In photos: Street artist launches new project in Palestine
9/7/2011 - The French street artist responsible for adorning the separation wall with giant portraits of grinning rabbis, imams, Israelis and Palestinians has returned to the West Bank with a new project. The artist, known only by his initials JR, has launched his latest project 'Inside Out' globally, and it arrived in Palestine on Monday.... Related: French street artist launches new project in West Bank
Al Walajeh: Demonstrators , Military clash over olive trees uproot.
PNN - Bethlehem - PNN - The Israeli Military attacked a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, participating in a peaceful demonstration against the enlargement of the wall in Al-Walajah, North West of...
Wasteland in al Walajeh: Israeli military destruction of farmland
9/7/2011 - International Solidarity Movement - International Solidarity Movement, West Bank - On Tuesday September 6th local Palestinians from the village of Al Walajeh gathered with international activists to protest the building of the illegal separation barrier as well as the destruction of ancient olive trees. The demonstrators succeeded in halting the razing of Palestinian land for approximately one hour before soldiers violently....
[uruknet.info] Wasteland in al Walajeh: Israeli military destruction of farmland
Uruknet September 7, 2011 - On Tuesday September 6th local Palestinians from the village of Al Walajeh gathered with international activists to protest the building of the illegal separation barrier as well as the destruction of ancient olive trees. The demonstrators succeeded in halting the razing of Palestinian land for approximately one hour before soldiers violently broke up the...
[uruknet.info] "Their goal is to drive us out of our land" - Israeli settlers attack Kusra mosque
Uruknet September 7, 2011 - One of the four mosques of Kusra, a village of about 6,000 in the south of Nablus, was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, allegedly by members of the nearby Israeli settlement of Esh Kodesh. Graffiti was scrawled on the outside wall, windows were broken and there was also an attempt of...
Wasteland in al Walajeh: Israeli military destruction of farmland
International Solidarity Movement 9/7/2011
On Tuesday September 6th local Palestinians from the village of Al Walajeh gathered with international activists to protest the building of the illegal separation barrier as well as the destruction of ancient olive trees. The demonstrators succeeded in halting the razing of Palestinian land for approximately one hour before soldiers violently broke up the protest arresting one Palestinian and one Israeli activist.
On September 5th bulldozers protected by dozens of soldiers arrived at 4 AM and uprooted 50 olive trees that date back at least 100 years. The bulldozers also destroyed 18 almond trees, 27 pine trees, and 8 fruit trees. The destruction took place in an area of over 1 square mile and was declared a closed military zone, prohibiting media coverage of the devastating operation.
Mohammed Al-Atrash (Abu Wajih), the elderly farmer who owned the trees, will receive no compensation for his loss.
In the aftermath residents of Al Walajeh called for a presence of media and activists to highlight this illegal destruction carried out by the Israeli government. At approximately 10am on Tuesday several residents from the village, joined by ISM and other activists, walked down to the site of the olive grove, which is now a wasteland. Upon arriving they stood in front of the construction machines and forced them to halt their work.
Soldiers declared the area a closed military zone and disbanded the protest by force within an hour. Yousif Shakawi, a local resident in his 50’s was arrested along with one Israeli activist. The remaining protesters were held at distance so that the work could resume. more.. e-mail
Israel continues bulldozing Palestinian fields in al-Walaja
6 Sep 2011 - West Bank, (Pal Telegraph)-Israeli forces razed on Tuesday Palestinian fields in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, for the second day in a row and detained two Palestinians who were protesting against Israel’s wall that caused massive destruction to their properties.
Turkey clarifies: Trade sanctions against Israel include only defense industry
Ha'aretz - Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, aide to Turkey PM Erdogan clarifies earlier remarks by the Turkish premier, according to which all trade with Israel would be suspended.
[uruknet.info] Egypt builds wall around Israel embassy
Uruknet September 5, 2011 -- The Egyptian authorities are erecting a wall around the Israeli embassy in Cairo as relations between the two neighbors who signed a peace treaty in 1979 are at a delicate phase. The wall, about two meters high, consists of prefabricated cement slabs that are being installed around the building that houses the Israeli embassy...
(en) Palestine-Israel, The involvement of activists in the Israeli uprising was in parallel to the joint struggle
A-infos 6 Sep 2011 - The Israeli uprising included also the Israeli Palestinian citizens. Within the social justice struggle, the anarchist against the wall were involved mainly in the Lewinski tent camp that included the African refugees and in the Jaffa Jewish-Palestinian tent camp. We continued - though with smaller numbers...
Army Surrounds Bethlehem Village, Uproots Olive Trees
IMEMC - Monday September 05, 2011 - 12:57, Local sources reported Monday that Israeli soldiers are currently surrounding the Al Walaja Village, near Bethlehem, and are uprooting dozens of Olive trees in order to construct a section of the illegal Annexation Wall in the area.
Settlers Burn A Mosque Near Nablus
IMEMC - Monday September 05, 2011 - 10:33, A group of extremist Israeli settlers broke, on Monday at dawn, into a mosque in Qasra village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and torched it after destroying its property and writing anti-Arab slogans on its walls.
West Bank Weekly Protests: Support for Palestinian UN Initiative
Alternative Information Center - Below is a review of the weekly demonstrations against the Separation Wall and Israeli settlements conducted on 2 September 2011 in the West Bank villages of Nabi Saleh, Na’alin, Bil’in, al-Masara and Beit Ummar.
Israel Continues to Uproot Hundreds of Olive Trees for Construction of Separation Wall
Alternative Information Center - At 8 am this morning (5 September) bulldozers arrived at the olive tree fields in the Bethlehem-area village of al-Walaje. They were driven by private contractors and guarded by Israeli soldiers.
Egypt builds concrete wall around Israeli embassy in Cairo
Ha'aretz - Although official denies wall is to protect Israeli mission, move follows repeated angry protests outside embassy.
Egypt builds wall around Israeli embassy in Cairo
Jerusalem Post 5 Sep 2011 - After repeated angry protests, Egyptian official says barrier is to protect other residents of high-rise building, not Israeli mission.
[uruknet.info] Army Surrounds Bethlehem Village, Uproots Olive Trees
Uruknet September 5, 2011 - Local sources reported Monday that Israeli soldiers are currently surrounding the Al Walaja Village, near Bethlehem, and are uprooting dozens of Olive trees in order to construct a section of the illegal Annexation Wall in the area. The soldiers, heavily deployed in the area, declared the village a "closed military zone", and are preventing...
[uruknet.info] Settlers Burn A Mosque Near Nablus
Uruknet September 5, 2011 - A group of extremist Israeli settlers broke, on Monday at dawn, into a mosque in Qasra village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and torched it after destroying its property and writing anti-Arab slogans on its walls. The Maan News Agency reported that the settler broke into Al Nourein mosque after breaking...
Egypt builds barrier around Israel’s embassy in Cairo
Daily Star 5 Sep 2011 Egypt has walled off Israel’s embassy in Cairo after tensions between the two countries sparked a series of angry protests that reached a climax last month when a demonstrator scaled the building and removed the Israeli...
Report: Security wall to be built around Israeli embassy in Cairo
9/4/2011 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- An Egyptian opposition party said Sunday that a private contractor has begun to build a security wall around the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Israeli news site Ynet reported. Egyptian party Al Wafd said on its website that the security wall around the Israeli embassy is to prevent protesters from....
Israel stocks drop 4.4% amid Wall Street slump, day after mass social protest
Ha'aretz - Over 400,000 protesters take part in marches calling on the government to rework the budget, something that could cause further decline in Israeli stocks.
Report: Security fence to surround Israeli embassy in Cairo
YNet News, 4 Sep 2011 - Egyptian opposition party Al Wafd claims local rioting, recent escalation in....
EU 'concerned' by Israel's separation wall route at Walaja
9/3/2011 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- EU representatives said Friday they were "deeply concerned" by the impact of Israel's separation barrier on the historic West Bank village Al-Walaja. The 2,500-strong community lost an appeal to Israel's Supreme Court on Aug. 22, requesting the re-route of a portion of the wall they say....
EU concerned over planned route of Israeli Wall in Al-Walaja
3 Sep 2011 - West Bank, (Pal Telegraph)-The European union missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed yesterday deep concern over the humanitarian impacts and political consequences resulting from the planned route of the Apartheid Wall in the village of al-Walaja located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
EU ‘deeply concerned’ after Israel rejects barrier appeal
PIC - EU missions in the occupied Palestinian territories said they were “deeply concerned” at the Israeli Supreme Court’s rejection of an appeal to re-route a portion of the apartheid wall.
Local EU Statement on the planned route of the separation barrier in the village of Al-Walaja
Relief Web 2 Sep 2011 - Source: European Union Country: occupied Palestinian territory The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah are deeply concerned by the humanitarian impact and political implications of the planned route of the separation barrier in the village of Al-Walaja, a Palestinian village...
Ni’lin Demonstration Met With Violent Response
Palestine Solidarity Project 2 Sep 2011 - Volunteers from PSP today joined residents of Ni’lin in their weekly demonstration against the apartheid wall. Around twenty protesters marched from the village to the illegal wall, and a short speech was given, denouncing the theft of Ni’lin’s land. The Israeli military stationed in a guardtower...
Israel’s settler army and government poised to commit a new outrage
Uri Avnery, Redress 9/3/2011
Such terrifying dogs have not been seen since the Hound of the Baskervilles.
They have been bred by an ardent admirer of the late “Rabbi” Meir Kahane, who was branded by the Israeli Supreme Court as a fascist. Their task is to protect the settlements and attack Palestinians. They are settler-dogs or, rather, dog-settlers.
All our TV stations have reported on them at length and lauded their effectiveness and ardour.
All in preparation for “September”.
September is not just the name of a month, the seventh in the old Roman calendar. It is the symbol of a terrible danger, an unspeakable existential menace.
In the next few weeks, the Palestinians will ask the UN to recognize the state of Palestine. They have already mustered a large majority in the General Assembly. After that, according to the official assessment of our army, all hell will break loose. Multitudes of Palestinians will rise, attack the “Separation” Wall, storm the settlements, confront the army, create chaos.
“The Palestinian Authority is planning a bloodbath,” Avigdor Lieberman cheerfully asserted. And when Lieberman predicts violence, it would be unwise to ignore him.
”A handy pretext for shooting at non-violent protesters”.... more.. e-mail
Letter to International Participants of the "Welcome to Palestine" Campaign
Stop The Wall - Sep 1, 2011-- The “Welcome to Palestine” initiative took place July 8-16, 2011. In response to an invitation put forth by Stop the Wall along with 40 other Palestinian civil society organizations, popular resistance committees, and political factions, hundreds of international visitors reserved flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport for July 8th, 2011. [
Photo Story: Egyptian Demand Cutting Ties, Expelling Israeli Ambassador
Stop The Wall - Aug 27, 2011-- Thousands of Egyptians gathered Friday night in front of the Israeli embassy, continuing a sit-in that has was sparked when Occupation forces killed five Egyptian soldiers near the border last week. Waving Egyptian and Palestinian flags, chanting revolutionary slogans, and launching fireworks at the top stories of the building that houses the Israeli embassy, protestors demanded the immediate expulsion of the ambassador, as well as the severing of ties with the Zionist state. Thousands shouted slogans in support of the Palestinian resistance and calling for the downfall of Israel. [
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