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July 2014


Middle East Watch

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  • The Russell Tribunal on Palestine work has started

    22 December 2009,
    The Russell Tribunal on Palestine has held a meeting in Brussels to prepare for its first session, to be held in Barcelona from 1 to 3 March 2010. In the tradition of the preceding Russell Tribunals, first on Vietnam (launched by Lord Bertrand Russell in 1966) and then on Latin America, this initiative is an authentic peoples’ tribunal aimed at generating public awareness of the serious and recurrent violations of human rights in Palestine. Unlike the preceding Tribunals, the aim in this (...) continue continue
  • Lettre aux marcheurs de la Gaza Freedom March

    1 January 2010, by Nahla Chahal
    Cher-è-s marcheurs, Pleins de confiance, imposée par l’évidence de la justesse de ce que vous entreprenez, vous, les 1400 marcheurs, vous vous êtes préparés pendant des mois pour aller à la rencontre des Gazaouis en ce premier anniversaire de l’agression israélienne. Derrière chacun-e de vous, se tiennent des dizaines de personnes proches et amis, qui savent, approuvent, soutiennent et attendent le retour. Et derrière vous, des centaines de militants de différentes associations autour du monde ont (...) continue continue
  • Another EU policy statement will not stop Israel’s colonization

    9 December 2009, by Hasan Abu Nimah
    Israel started a preemptive campaign against a EU statement on the Middle East session even before it was formally presented for discussion by EU ministers this week on whether to adopt it. Israeli spokesmen expressed outrage at what they saw as an EU effort to "divide" Jerusalem, and claimed that the European position would "harm the peace process," as if it is only Israel that has been carefully protecting it from the harmful moves of others. Despite the usual hype, the document, a (...) continue continue
  • Egypt blocks travel of Gaza Freedom March activists

    28 December 2009,
    This item comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. All IRIN material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. More than 1,000 persons from 42 countries who have vowed to travel from Cairo to the Gaza Strip on 31 December in a bid to highlight and (...) continue continue
  • Israel to build 700 new homes in East Jerusalem

    2009, by Akiva Eldar
    Israel is planning to build nearly 700 new apartments in East Jerusalem, government spokesman Mark Regev announced on Monday. Under the new blueprint, the Housing Ministry has invited contractors to bid on the construction of 198 housing units in Pisgat Zeev, 377 homes in Neve Ya’akov and 117 dwellings in Har Homa. Palestinians consider Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem to be settlements and say such construction impedes peacemaking. Israel claims all of the city its capital and does (...) continue continue
  • Colonisation : Israël veut construire 700 nouveaux logements à Jérusalem-Est

    28 December 2009,
    Israël a dévoilé, lundi 28 décembre, un projet de construction de plus de 700 nouveaux logements dans des secteurs de Cisjordanie que l’Etat considère comme appartenant à Jérusalem. Sous la pression américaine, le premier ministre israélien, Benyamin Nétanyahou, a ordonné en novembre un "gel" de dix mois des nouvelles constructions en Cisjordanie en excluant de cette mesure des zones frontalières situées à la périphérie de Jérusalem. elon la feuille de route du projet dévoilé lundi, le ministère du (...) continue continue
  • Failing Gaza

    22 December 2009,
    This report is published by: Amnesty International UK Broederlijk Delen (Belgium) CAFOD (UK) CCFD Terre Solidaire (France) Christian Aid Church of Sweden Diakonia (Sweden) Finn Church Aid (Finland) Medical Aid for Palestinians medico international (Germany) medico international schweiz (Switzerland) Mercy Corps MS ActionAid Denmark Oxfam International Trocaire (Ireland) United Civilians for Peace (a coalition of Dutch organisations - Oxfam Novib, Cordaid, ICCO, and IKV Pax Christi) For A (...) continue continue
  • Utopia as Alibi: Said, Barenboim and the Divan Orchestra

    by Raymond Dean
    As a classical musician involved in pro-Palestinian activism, I frequently encounter the assumption that I am an unconditional admirer of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO). My reservations on this score tend to produce shocked disapproval: How could I not enthuse about such an idealistic project, particularly since it was co-founded by the late Edward Said, a figure for whom I have frequently expressed respect and admiration? In truth, I have always been a little wary of Said’s (...) continue continue
  • Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni ’cancels London visit over prosecution fears’

    14 December 2009, by Adrian Blomfield
    Mrs Livni, who now leads the Israeli opposition, is the second prominent Israeli in just over two months to abandon trips to London amid a growing campaign across Europe to press charges against officials involved in military action in Gaza. Israel’s best-known female politician had been expected to attend a Jewish conference in north London at the weekend before holding private talks with Gordon Brown. Dozens of protestors massed outside the conference building in Hendon to denounce Mrs (...) continue continue
  • The Height of Kitsch

    5 December 2009, by Uri Avnery
    IT WOULD have been the epitome of political kitsch. Binyamin Netanyahu and ten of his ministers were to hold a joint meeting with Angela Merkel and ten members of the German cabinet. What for? To demonstrate Germany’s love for Israel. At the last moment, Netanyahu announced that he was sick, and the meeting was canceled. I imagine that Netanyahu was not very sorry about this. What did he need it for? In any case the Israeli government is already getting from Germany anything it wants. A (...) continue continue

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