Sunday, January 1, 2006

INDEX (In Progess)

Palestine Video
A Palestine Vlog

*Saturday, October 11, 2008

SS Free Gaza Passengers Speak in Manchester

"Manchester University, England. 8th October 2008. The university society Action Palestine holds a meeting on the 'Crisis in Gaza'. The speakers are two passengers who travelled on the SS Free Gaza which sailed between Cyprus and Gaza in the summer of 2008--breaching the Israeli blockade and siege of the strip. The boat journey was organised by the Free Gaza Movement--an umbrella group of hundreds of Palestinian solidarity organisations internationally which seeks to monitor the human rights situation in Gaza and to challenge the Israeli blockade through non-violent methods.

Lebanon to sue Israel over encroaching on its cultural identity

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:57:32
Nadine Mazloum, Press TV, Beirut
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Israelis deny Palestinian farmers entry into their land

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:22:03
Sari Al-Khalili , Press TV, Ramallah
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*Friday, October 10, 2008

Lahza on CNN

"Lahza/ Zakira's first project featured on CNN."
Related Article:
Zahra Hankir, NOW Staff
It all started with paper and crayon: The children of the Ain al-Hilweh camp drew friendly-faced men bearing arms. The children of the southern refugee camps drew the coast, the boats and the fisherman. And the children of the Bekka refugee camps drew pictures of the snow-capped mountains. Though each picture expressed unique aspects of each camp, one icon brought them all together: the Palestinian flag.

Palestinians 'disappointed' by Obama - 10 Oct 08

"Barack Obama and John McCain do share the same opinion when it comes to maintaining strong ties with Israel.

During a speech in June, Obama said that Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel - a comment which caused anger in the Arab world, and Palestinian-Americans in the US.
Zeina Awad reports."

Egypt ready to host Middle East peace meeting next month

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 01:40:37
Ashraf Naggui, Press TV, Cairo
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Nansen Refugee Award - Deminers clear the way home in Lebanon

"UNHCR has given this year's Nansen Refugee Award to deminers in southern Lebanon. Chris Clark, head of the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre in southern Lebanon, and his Lebanese and international mine clearers and support staff were recognized for their courageous work in removing some 150,000 cluster munitions scattered over southern Lebanon during the brief 2006 conflict. Their efforts were instrumental in allowing tens of thousands of displaced families to return safely to their homes."

Harvest in the Buffer Zone

"Many farmers in the Gaza Strip are being denied access to their land by Israeli occupation forces. An arbitrary 'buffer zone' is being imposed hundreds of metres deep along the Green Line. Agricultural land has been destroyed in these areas and massive numbers of olive and fruit trees have been bulldozed, devastating the livelihoods of entire farming communities.

Gaza's medicines running out, specter of death looming over patients

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 01:17:48
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza
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*Thursday, October 9, 2008

Palestinians view Cairo Talks as last chance to end Fatah-Hamas rift

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 20:26:59
Yousef Al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza
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Egyptians demand halt to gas deal with Israel

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 00:41:47
Ashraf Naggui, Press TV, Cairo
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Tsunami of US economic crisis reaches Tel Aviv

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 19:03:15
Shireen Yassin, Press TV, Tel Aviv
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Israel seals off West Bank for second day

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 18:33:55
Shireen Yassin, Press TV, Al-Quds
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PLC urges Abbas to step aside on Jan.8th 2009

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 00:09:47
Yousef Al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza
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*Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hamas: Zionist military training prelude to offensive

Wed, 08 Oct 2008"

*Wednesday, October 8, 2008

De Facto State of Lawlessness

"This video documents Israeli settler violence against Palestinian residents of Tel Rumeida, a neighborhood in the West Bank city of Hebron."

Israeli settlers disrupt Palestinian harvest

"It's time for the olive harvest in the Palestinian West Bank. However even picking olives from trees on their own land has become an ordeal for many Palestinians, who face opposition from Israeli settlers who've decided to build homes nearby, in violation of international law. Now a group of Jewish Rabbis have taken it upon themselves to provide physical protection to the Palestinians, who they believe are suffering an injustice. But despite their efforts, Israeli settlers have still managed to make their presence felt in an increasingly aggressive manner. Hassan Ghani reports."

Settlers attack farmers, rabbis

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Israeli settlers attack near Eshtamoa

"Israeli settlers attack Palestinian Shepherds on road 60, near the settlement of Eshtamoa."

A Day in the Life of a Gazan Fisherman

"A day in the life of a Gazan Fisherman. All footage was taken from one Gazan fishing boat on 5th October 2008, as it fished in Gazan territorial waters. The furthest it ventured from shore was approximately 4 miles."
Related News Item:
ISM RAFAH: Israeli Navy Fire shells at Gazan Fishermen
Source: ISM
On Sunday October 5th, two international human rights observers accompanied a Gazan fishing boat offshore of Jabalya.

Gaza's underground lifelines

"The closure of Gaza's border crossings has created a multi-million-dollar economy - underneath the Palestinian territory's frontier with Egypt.
Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from the Gaza-Egypt border reports on the intricate network of tunnels that was once used for smuggling weapons and people and is now, a vital route into Gaza for medicine, food and fuel supplies."

Israel threatening Lebanon with fresh attacks

"Press TV,
Mon, 06 Oct 2008"

*Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rafah crossing reopens to pilgrims for 2 days

Mon, 06 Oct 2008 19:24:20
Yousef Al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza

Islamic states criticize IAEA double standard for Israel

Sun, 05 Oct 2008 04:09:20
Eva Manasieva, Press TV, Vienna
Related News Item:
IAEA nations urge non-nuclear Mideast in bitter vote | International | Reuters
By Mark Heinrich
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear assembly on Saturday passed a resolution urging all Middle East nations to renounce atom bombs in a vote most Arabs boycotted over amendments they felt took pressure off Israel.

*Sunday, October 5, 2008

Press TV news. 4-5 Oct. 2008

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WB hosts Economy National Dialogue to restore reconciliation
Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:28:57
Sari Al-Khalili, Press TV, Jericho, WB

Israel limiting fuel supplies to Gaza ahead of winter

Despite four months of truce, Israel only allows in 120,000 lt. of gasoline and 1.2 million lt. of diesel fuel per week. Gaza needs 840,000 lt. of gasoline and 3.5 million lt. of diesel fuel per week.

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 21:13:57
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

Israel high on agenda in 52nd IAEA General Conference
Sat, 04 Oct 2008 06:09:53
Eva Manasieva, Press TV, Vienna

Bil'in demo - 3-10-08

"Three injured in Bilin weekly protest
Friday 3\10\2008 ffj-Bilin
The residents of Bilin joined by international and Israeli peace activists gathered to demonstrate against the Wall and settlement building today. The protesters raised the Palestinian flag and banners to commemorate the Eid and calling for a national unity and also other banners condemning the massacres against the Palestinian people.

Ni'lin demo 3.10.2008

Mass prayer and protest against the Apartheid wall, on lands of Ni'lin village.

*Friday, October 3, 2008

Water in the Jordan Valley - El Farsia

"The Israeli authorities do not let the farmers of El Farsia, in the occupied Jordan Valley, to use water from their own wells."

Israeli Refusenik Speaks Out

"Manchester, England. 20th March 2004. A female Refusnik and PERETZ KIDRON, originally a refugee from Nazi persecution and one of the founders of the Refusnik movement."

Palestinian territories:Thousands of Muslims blocked from Jerusalem mosque

"NEWS: More than 190,000 Muslims prayed in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan amid tightened security in the Holy City. Authorities prevented thousands of Palestinians from entering the city."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Robert Fisk - 1 Oct 08

"Riz Khan speaks to award-winning journalist Robert Fisk about Barack Obama, US foreign policy and more."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mosaic News - 9/29/08: World News from the Middle East

'Explosion in Tripoli Kills Five, Including Four Soldiers,' Dubai TV, UAE
'Egypt Desert Hostages Freed After 10-day Ordeal,' Al Arabiya TV, UAE
'Olmert Advocates Returning Land Seized in 1967 to Win Peace,' Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
'Israelis are Pessimistic About the Future,' IBA TV, Israel
'Jerusalem: the Cultural Capital of the Arab World,' Palestine TV, Ramallah
'Pro Iranian Groups Infiltrates into Iraq,' Sumaria TV, Iraq
'Afghan Women Speak Out Against Rape,' Al Jazeera English, Qatar
'Queen of Jordan Tackles Hunger & Education,' Jordan TV, Jordan

Israel imposes strict closure on Palestinians during Eid Al-Fitr

Israel closes off Palestinian territories
Source Ma'an News Sep 29, 2008
"A total closure of Palestinian-Israeli borders has been put in place by the Israeli army for the duration of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah.
The closure means absolutely no Palestinians are permitted to leave the Israeli controlled West Bank and Gaza Strip, except in 'humanitarian cases,' who have to contact the Israeli Civil Affairs Department.

IAEA 'puts Israeli nukes on agenda'

"The UN nuclear watchdog has unanimously agreed to put the issue of Israel's nuclear capabilities on the agenda of its annual meeting.
After requests by the Non-Aligned Movement and the Arab League, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed to put the issue of Israel's nuclear capabilities on the agenda of the 52nd annual meeting of the UN body.
The move was initially met with protests by the US and Canada but the two countries had to back down from their position after they realized that other member states of the IAEA meeting's presidential board would not support their stance, an informed source told Fars News Agency on Monday.
Israel is believed to possess the only nuclear arsenal of the Middle East but it has so far refused to allow IAEA inspectors to visit its nuclear sites."

*Monday, September 29, 2008

Bil'in 188th demonstration against the Apartheid Wall 26-9-08

"The 188th demonstration against the wall"

Life on the Green Line

"This is the story of a family living in the Al Farahin neighbourhood of Abassan Alkabeera in southern Gaza. The family's home is situated extremely close to the 'Green Line' with Israel and subsequently has suffered many cases of Israeli military aggression. There was a major incursion into the area on 1st May 2008, which resulted in Palestinian deaths, home demolitions and widespread agricultural damage, particularly the vast destruction of olive and citrus groves. The family was terrorized during this attack and has not slept in their house since. Activists from the International Solidarity Movement began accompanying them in September 2008 in their first attempt to return to their home."

Olmert calls for Israel withdrawal | Video |

"Sep 29 - Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is quoted in an Israeli newspaper saying the Jewish state should quit nearly all occupied land.
Helen Long reports.
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says Israel should withdraw from almost all the land it captured in 1967 if it wants peace with Syria and the Palestinians.

Israel restricts Palestinian rush to Al Aqsa

"On the last Friday of Ramadan, tens of thousands of West Bank Palestinians wishing to pray at the Al Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem showed up at the Israeli controlled Qalandia check point , between the West bank and Jerusalem. But only a small number were allowed to pass , as Israeli security forces restricted the age of entry to over 50."

Ramadan Marred by Poverty, Isolation, Uncertainty

"Muslims in the Palestinian territories, like in other places, are marking the holy month of Ramadan, a season of fasting. It is also a time to ask forgiveness, practice self-restraint, and pray for guidance in the future. For many Palestinians, however, this Ramadan has highlighted the realities of poverty and uncertainty over the peace process with Israel. VOA's Luis Ramirez reports from Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank."

*Sunday, September 28, 2008

News reports from Press TV. 24-28 September 2008

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Israeli settlers kill Palestinian teenager in West Bank
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:20:34
Sari Al-Khalili, Press TV, Ramallah

BIAC slams Israel's "Apartheid" policies against Palestinians
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 08:13:31
Zahra Jamal, Press TV, Vancouver

Israel to mount pressure on Palestinian prisoners
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 21:29:44
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

Millions of Iranians take to the streets on Quds Day
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 09:47:32
Amir Mehdi Kazemi, Press TV, Tehran

Int'l quartet meets to revive Mideast "peace process"
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 07:29:36
Mike Mazzocco, Press TV, United Nations

Nasrallah: Al-Quds belongs to Palestinians
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 02:29:42
Mariam Saleh, Press TV, Beirut

UK Muslims picket outside store selling Israeli goods
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:15:51
Fareena Alam, Press TV, London

US senate urges Israel to stop settlements expansion
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:23:45
Jihan Hafiz, Press TV, Washington

Palestinians mark Al-Quds Day in Al-Aqsa despite tight security
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:00:58
Shireen Yassin, Press TV, Al-Quds

Syria commemorates Al-Quds Day
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 03:35:35
Samer Dadaa, Press TV, Damascus

"Voice of Palestine" Int'l conference kicks off in Jakarta
Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:00:13
Nancy Natalia, Press TV, Jakarta

Frustrated by talks, Palestinians start to think of one-state solution
Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:26:41
Sari Al-Khalili, Press TV, Ramallah

Talk to Jazeera - Shimon Peres - 27 Sep 08

"Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, talks to Al Jazeera's Ghida Fakhry, in New York, where he has been attending the United Nations General Assembly.

*Saturday, September 27, 2008

Weekly Demonstration against the Apartheid wall in Bil'in 26.9.2008

Weekly Demonstration against the Apartheid wall in Bil'in 26.9.2008

Al Quds rally all over the world

Anniversary of al Quds Day

*Thursday, September 25, 2008

Israel Bans Palestinians Under 45 from Al Aqsa Mosque,' Palestine TV, Ramallah

*Israel Bans Palestinians Under 45 from Al Aqsa Mosque for the third consecutive Friday during the month of Ramadan' Palestine TV, Ramallah
*Israeli Occupation Forces oppressed peaceful demonstrators against the apartheid wall in ni'lin, bil'in and Alma'sara villages.
*Israeli war minister, Ehud Barak, has called for the demolition of the home of Qassem Al-Mughrabi who struck with his car a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem this week. The father of the driver who was murdered in cold blood, demanded an explanation and proof that the incident was indeed an attack.

Riz Khan - Anti-Racism summit row - 24 Sep 08 - Part 1

"On Riz Khan, live from New York City, we debate the Durban II world conference set up to fight racism and racial discrimination.

Demonstration in Support of the Conscientious Objectors 23-9-08

"Demonstration in Support of the Conscientious Objectors Omer Goldman, Tamar Katz & Miya Tamrin

Ismail Haniya

"This is a short clip of a meeting between the summer 2008 CNI delegation and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya.

*Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Manchester Demonstration Against the Spread of War

"Manchester, England. 20th September 2008. As Gordon Brown's New Labour Party holds its annual conference in Manchester, thousands of anti-war demonstrators march past the conference venue protesting against the spread of war from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia to Georgia and Pakistan. The demonstration halts for a minutes silence by the Manchester war memorial in St Peter's Square in memory of all those killed--on all sides--in the wars launched by Bush and Blair.

*Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Car Plows Into Soldiers in Jerusalem's Old City

Family of Driver Says it was a road accident, accused soldiers of killing their son.

Mosaic News - 9/19/08: World News from the Middle East

'Yemeni President Promises to Hunt Down terrorists,' Al Arabiya TV, UAE
'Cholera Outbreak in Iraq,' Alhurra
'Livni reaches out to Meretz,' IBA TV, Israel
'Al Qaeda Affliated Group Threatens to Attack Hamas,' Palestine TV, Ramallah
'Bashar al Assad on Iran,' New TV, Lebanon
'Delhi gears up to fight terrorism,' Al Jazeera English, Qatar
'Ramadan in France,' Dubai TV, UAE
'Israel's October Surprise?,' Link TV, USA
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani."

*Monday, September 22, 2008

Israeli siege endangering lives of Palestinian patients

"British Journalist Lauren Booth reports from Gaza about lack of medicine and medical supplies due to Israeli siege and closure"

Issawiya, a Suffocated Palestinian Village in East Jerusalem

"From atop the hillside, the crux of Issawiyas problems becomes evident, its decisive location. Circling around you see the Israeli military base, the tower of Hebrew University, the Jewish settlement of French Hill, and an Israeli military detention center. Next to the detention center is the Ring Road, vast land appropriated from Issawiya to build the E-1 settlement bloc, and in the distance, the imposing Jewish settlement of Maale Adummim. In the middle of all this, cramped and constricted, lies Issawiya."

*Sunday, September 21, 2008

News reports from Press TV 17-19 September 2008

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Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for two days
Sat, 20 Sep 2008 21:15:45
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

Lack of medicines endangering Palestinian patients
Sat, 20 Sep 2008 21:13:00
Lauren Booth, Press TV, Gaza

UN envoy draws a grim picture of situation in Palestine
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:55:23
Mike Mazzocco, Press TV, United Nations

Hamas: Livni pursuing policy of aggression against Palestinians
Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:32:24
Yousef Al-Helou Press TV, Gaza

Gazans frustrated as observing second Ramadan under siege
Wed, 17 Sep 2008 23:10:16
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV Gaza

*Friday, September 19, 2008

Riz Khan - Palestinian Children's Relief Fund - 18 Sep 08

"Riz speaks with the founder of the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund, Steve Sosebee, as well as one doctor who is volunteering his time and skills to help children in the US.

Tutu condemns strike on Gaza

"Archbishop Desmond Tutu has delivered a scathing report to the UN on Israel's shelling of Beit Hanoun in Gaza in 2006."
Related News item:
TuTu: 2006 Israeli Attack on Beit Hanoun Possible War Crime
Thursday, September 18, 2009
Source: IMEMC
The South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu told the United Nations this week that he believes that a 2006 Israeli attack on the southern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun “showed a disproportionate and reckless disregard for Palestinian civilian life”, and could possibly be considered a war crime.

Gaza children suffer from malnutrition due to Israeli siege

A report by British Journalist Lauren Booth
"The Israeli blockade of Gaza is creating a health crisis amongst Palestinian children. Mothers are bringing infants suffering from malnutrition to the Ard al-Insan Child Nutrition Centre in Gaza- By British Journalist Lauren Booth"

Gaza Boat Trip

End of an Odyssey
by Jeff Halper
September 01, 2008
Source: ICAHD
Now, a few days after my release from jail in the wake of my trip to Gaza, I’m posting a few notes to sum things up.

Ni'lin - Neturei Karta join anti-fence rally 17.9.2008

Wednesday, September 17 2008
Demonstration in Ni'lin holds up construction of the Apartheid Wall
Source: ISM
September 18, 2008
The Israeli army attempted to stop the non violent protesters before they got out of the village by shooting tear gas and sound bombs directly without provocation.
Five Palestinians were injured by rubber coated steel bullets, 2 hit by tear gas canisters and one Israeli was badly beaten up and hit in his bag with a sound bomb. 5 Israelis were detained, but all of them are now released.

*Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sept 16th - Israeli gunboats injure Italian HR worker

"Two Gazan fishing boats with international human rights workers on board were repeatedly attacked by 2 Israeli gunboats while they were trying to exercise Palestinian people's right to fish in the Palestinian waters. One of the Israeli gunboats was using a water cannon to throw water with high pressure while the other one was randomly firing shots of live ammunition close to the fishing boats.

Israeli Guards Made Me Dance, U.S. Performer Says

Related Article:
So You Think You Can Dance?
By Omar Barghouti - Jerusalem
Source: The Palestine Chronicle
Israeli security officers at Tel-Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday forced an African-American member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- by far the best-known touring company in the United States -- to perform twice for them in order to prove he was a dancer before letting him enter the country with the dance company, the dancer told the Associated Press. But even after he complied, one of the officers suggested that Abdur-Rahim Jackson change his name. Jackson felt humiliated and "deeply saddened," according to an Ailey spokesperson, particularly because his Arab/Muslim sounding first name, given to him by his Muslim father, was the reason that he was the only member of his company subjected to this typical Israeli ethnic profiling.

B'Tselem Video - Israeli Settlers attack the Palestinian Village of Asira

New Video footage of the Attack on Asira al Qibliya

Over the past year, settlers from Yitzhar and the surrounding area have sharply stepped up violent acts in nearby Palestinian villages. The attacks include throwing stones at passing cars, physically attacking farmers, burning down crops, and stealing livestock. On 14 Sept., after a Palestinian stabbed a Jewish boy and burnt down a caravan in the Shalhevet Yam settlement near Yitzhar, dozens of settlers raided the village of ‘Asira al-Qibliya. They threw stones, fired into the air, broke windows, drew Stars of David on walls of homes and widely damaged property. Testimonies given to B’Tselem indicate that soldiers were present at the time, yet did nothing to prevent the settlers' actions, and fired at the Palestinians.

*Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tearing Families Apart. Israel Implements New Permit Regime & Forcible Transfer of Palestinians

By B'Tselem
"10 Sept. '08: Israel Implements New Permit Regime and Policy of Forcible Transfer of Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip
In the past year Israel has escalated its policy of separating the Palestinian populations of the Gaza Strip and West Bank from each other. The separation regime tears families apart, puts thousands at risk of expulsion to the Gaza Strip and turns Palestinians into 'illegal aliens' in their own home. This policy is revealed in a position paper published today (Wednesday 10 September) by human rights organizations HaMoked and B'Tselem.

*Saturday, September 13, 2008

Israel: Ultra-Orthodox brigades in Mea Shearim

"REPORT: Reports of violence have emerged from the ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, where patrols make sure morals are observed by the local population."
Related Article:
Israeli Women Fear Writing on the Wall

‘Modesty patrols’ in Haredim neighbourhoods have started a vigilante movement that targets those who fail to live up to their moral laws

By: Jonathan Cook

British activist, Lauren Booth stuck in besieged Gaza

"Lauren Booth, the British journalist and pro-Palestinian activist did not know that she would be held hostage like 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza being under the Israeli imposed siege"

*Friday, September 12, 2008

Mosaic News - 9/11/08: World News from the Middle East

'Lebanese Druze Politician Assassinated,' Al Jazeera English, Qatar
'Remebering September 11,' Al Arabiya TV, UAE
'BTselem: More Palestinian land seized,' Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
'The Future of East Jerusalem,' IBA TV, Israel
'Georgian Security Forces Hand Security to Iraqis,' Al-Iraqiya TV, Iraq
'Power Outages Continue in Iraq,' Alsumaria TV, Iraq
'Pakistan Condemns Cross Border Attacks,' Press TV, Iran
'Seven Years Post 9-11: Are We Safer?,' Link TV, USA

Israeli Army Wants to bar BtS hebron tours, B'Tselem, CPT and International Observers from entering Hebron

"attempts to bar Breaking the Silence from entering Hebron"
An Internal Document of the Hebron Army Brigade accuses "leftist demonstrators" (read: Human Rights Groups) and not the violent racist settlers of being the main source of trouble in town.
Naturally, the Israeli army would like the theft of Palestinian property, abuse and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians being carried out in Hebron to go unnoticed and thus needs to bar B'Tselem, CPT, International Observers, BtS and other groups from the city.

Access Denied - A report by B'Tselem

Access Denied:
Israeli measures to deny Palestinians access to land around settlements
September 2008, comprehensive report
Source: B'
For years, Israeli authorities have both barred Palestinian access to rings of land surrounding settlements, and have not acted to eliminate settlers’ piratical closing of lands adjacent to settlements and blocking of Palestinian access to them. Blocking access is one of the many ways used to expand settlements. In recent years, Israel has institutionalized the closing of such lands in an attempt to retroactively sanction the unauthorized placement of barriers far from the houses at the edge of the settlements.

*Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mosaic News - 9/10/08: World News from the Middle East

Afghans Say Life is No better After Invasion - Al Jazeera English, Qatar
Somali Piracy on the Rise - Al Arabiya TV, UAE
Holland Denies Responsibility for Srebrenica Deaths - Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
Fatah Failed to Oust Hamas - IBA TV, Israel
Third Boat Heading to Gaza - New TV, Lebanon
Doctors in Gaza Refuse to Strike - Al Aqsa, Gaza
Egyptians to Try to Break the Siege on Gaza - Dubai TV, UAE
Long Wait for Gasoline in Southern Iraq - Al Sharqiya TV, Iraq
SOS Children's Village in Lebanon - Al Arabiya TV, UAE

*Wednesday, September 10, 2008

TRNN journalists charged with unlawful assembly

"More at
Documentary report by Real News team arrested along with 818 people during the RNC"

Ni'lin 8-9-08

September 8, 2008
"Protest against the apartheid wall continue in spite of Ramadan fast"

Israel criticised over 'rubber bullet' deaths - 9 Sep 08

"Israel's military says it uses 'non-lethal' rubber-coated bullets in order to defend troops from stone-throwing protestors.
But 21 Palestinians have been killed by the bullets in the last eight years and human rights groups say the munitions are being used 'recklessly'.
Jacky Rowland reports from the West Bank."

*Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Drying up Palestine - prologue + chapter 1

"Drying up Palestine is a 28-minute documentary by Rima Essa and Peter Snowdon about water access issues in the occupied West Bank. The film was produced by Gourna Films for the Palestinian NGO House of Water and Environment. It describes the stresses and strains imposed on Palestinan society by Israel's almost total control over water resources in the occupied territories. The sequences form an arc covering the main episodes in the history of this water grab from 1967 to the present day.

Mosaic News - 9/8/08: World News from the Middle East:

Olmert Might be Indicted - Dubai TV, UAE
Kadima pressure mounts on Olmert to leave PMO for good - IBA TV, Israel
Palestinian Mother Released from Israeli Jail - Palestine TV, Ramallah
US forces blamed for Pakistan village strike - Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
US reopens inquiry into Afghanistan attack as new evidence emerges - Al Jazeera English, Qatar
Iraqi Government Evicts Baghdad Squatters - Alsumaria TV, Iraq
Did US Try to Assassinate Chalabi? - Press TV, Iran
51 Killed in Egypt Due to Landslide - Al Arabiya TV, UAE

*Monday, September 8, 2008

Israel fires at Palestinian fishing boats carrying Int'l activists

Added September 8, 2008
"Israeli gunboats opening fire into the sea very close to Palestinian fishing boats to force them back to the seashores. This came as the Palestinian fishermen were fishing within the allowed Palestinian
territorial waters."

*Sunday, September 7, 2008

Scott Horton and Israeli Airstrips in Georgia

"The US and Israel were building airstrips in Georgia to attack Iran from when the idiot Saakishvili attacked South Ossetia. The first thing the Russians did was take out the Israeli hardware."

Political tourism in Jerusalem

"REPORT : In Silwan, an Arab village in East Jerusalem, thousands of tourists learn about the City of David, the birthplace of biblical Jerusalem. But most of them learn nothing about the 45,000 Palestinians who live here amid Israeli archaeological digs."

A Syrian perspective on the Golan Heights - euronews - sawa -

"The Golan Heights are at the very heart of the Middle East conflict and talks to try to resolve it. For 40 years, they have dominated relations between Israel and Syria. On the political, economic and human front, the stakes are high - on both sides."

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