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 - Palestinian sources reported that Palestinian security officers kidnapped, on Monday evening, one of the political leaders of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), from his home, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. ...
IMEMC - Monday evening, May 20 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that several Palestinians have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded Bodrus village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Property damage and fires have also been reported. ...
IMEMC - Monday, May 20 2013; Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinian schoolchildren returning home from school, in the Al-Wad Road area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The twin brother, were release on bail. ...
Inter Press Service - The ceasefire line in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Credit: Pierre Klochendler/IPS Israel is being drawn into Syria’s quagmire as it threatens to act further on transfers of “game-changing” weapons to hostile protagonists involved in Syria’s civil war, be they Lebanese...
Mondoweiss - 20 May 2013 - From a Paldf.net : al-Dura family, including Jamal (l), at Mohammed al-Dura's grave Famously, 12-year-old Muhammad al-Dura was killed in the second intifada, during a shootout in Gaza in September 2000; haunting footage of the boy's cowering with his father, first broadcast on French public television, became...
+972 Magazine - 20 May 2013 - In an interview with the ‘New York Times,’ Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid rejects the idea of a settlement freeze or compromise on Jerusalem, instead offering an updated version of the Oslo Accord as an interim solution. Yair Lapid. The Israeli public feels that the...
Al-Akhbar News - 20 May 2013 - Palestinians chant slogans during a demonstration to mark the Nakba at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on 17 May 2013. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli) Israel on Monday barred a UN commission from visiting Jerusalem to investigate ongoing violations of religious freedom against Muslims and Christians in...
Lapid and Netanyahu aren’t the problem, their voters are Noam Sheizaf, +972 Magazine
In an interview with the ‘New York Times,’ Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid rejects the idea of a settlement freeze or compromise on Jerusalem, instead offering an updated version of the Oslo Accord as an interim solution. Yair Lapid, the surprising star of the last elections and Israel’s current finance minister, gave an interview to the The New York Times in which he left only “a little daylight” between himself to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the Palestinian issue, as the Times’s Jodi Rudoren put it. That was clearly an understatement. Except for paying lip service to the need to create a Palestinian state – now a precondition for every policy speech by a mainstream Israeli leader, intended to prevent accusations of Apartheid – Lapid didn’t even try to hide his rejectionism. He told Rudoren that a final status agreement with Mahmoud Abbas is probably impossible; he said that Israel “should not... more..e-mail Success requires consequences for failure John V. Whitbeck, Al Jazeera.com
5/20/2013 Time constraints that lapse resulting in consequences for Israel could help push along a decadent peace process. For almost two decades, the seemingly perpetual Middle East "peace process" has been like a hamster-wheel for Palestinians and a merry-go-round for Israelis. All the movement has been a form of running or turning in place. Nothing ever really changes. As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to resume on May 21 his Middle East shuttle, seeking to "kick-start" a resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations - with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu insisting that any new negotiations must be "without preconditions" and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas insisting, among other things, that any new negotiations must be time-limited - it is worth recalling a prior negotiations resumption ceremony held at the White House on September 2, 2010. In announcing that resumption, Kerry's predecessor, Hillary Rodham Clinton, stated that that new round of... more..e-mail A smug, bourgeois Israeli ’social protest’ Larry Derfner, +972 Magazine
5/19/2013 Despite the wishes of many — if not most — of the people in the streets, the masses who identify with the ‘social protest’ are callous to those whose complaints are so much more urgent than theirs. Even though I’ve always agreed with the stated goal of the “social protest” – to redistribute Israel’s wealth more equitably – I can no longer sympathize with it. While many if not most of the people in the streets would like to turn the movement against the occupation and not only against “swinish capitalism,” this hasn’t happened after two years of protest. It’s not going to happen, either, because the moment it does, the social protest loses its legitimacy to speak in the name of “the people,” because “the people” of Israel couldn’t care less about the Palestinians. This was clear to everyone from the beginning; left-wingers hoped that what began as a demand for... more..e-mail Dutch probe sends warning to firms abetting Israel’s crimes Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, Electronic Intifada
5/16/2013 Corporate complicity in Israel’s occupation potentially carries the risk of criminal prosecution. This week sees the conclusion of a three-year criminal investigation into the Dutch crane company, Riwal, accused of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the occupied West Bank. The case is unprecedented as it is the first time a company has been criminally investigated for involvement in the Israeli occupation. Although the case has not resulted in a prosecution, it is nonetheless an important step for those seeking justice for human rights abuses committed against Palestinians. The case sends a clear message to the corporate sector: complicity in Israel’s occupation potentially carries the risk of criminal prosecution. The case started with a complaint submitted to the Dutch prosecutor by the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq in March 2010. The complaint documented the involvement of Riwal’s cranes and aerial platforms in constructing Israel’s wall... more..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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