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  • David Cronin: Israeli apartheid and beyond. 24.3.11, London

    In a talk chaired by Oxford academic Dr Karma Nabulsi, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and KCL Action Palestine hosted two of the foremost analysts on the Middle East Conflict: Ali Abunimah - After Apartheid: Getting to justice and equality in Palestine - Journalist, author and co-founder and executive director of Electronic Intifada www.electronicintifada.net David Cronin -- Europe's Complicity with Israeli Apartheid - Journalist, author and Brussels correspondent of Inter Press Service news agency dvcronin.blogspot.com Cronin was recently in the news after he attempted to perform a citizen's arrest on Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: www.youtube.com
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  • Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation

    David Cronin provides an indispensable account of Europe’s complicity with Israeli crimes in the occupied territories.

  • Qalqilya: frontline of Israeli colonisation

    The Wall at QalqilyaLast week I visited the occupied West Bank, as part of a trip organised by Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Association, meeting with Palestinian activists, teachers and others in several different cities and towns. One day was devoted to the district of Qalqilya which we in Tyneside have an embryonic link with (one I hope we can develop and strengthen in the months and years ahead).

  • Qalqilya: frontline of Israeli colonisation

    Last week I visited the occupied West Bank, as part of a trip organised by Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Association, meeting with Palestinian activists, teachers and others in several different cities and towns. One day was devoted to the district of Qalqilya which we in Tyneside have an embryonic link with (one I hope we can develop and strengthen in the months and years ahead).

    All of us in the group responded very warmly to Qalqilya - there's something about the mix of welcoming locals, a lively atmosphere, tree-lined roads in the city centre, and admiration for the incredible stoicism and determination of people living there. They are faced with many of the worst elements of life under Israeli occupation.

    If you look at any map showing the location of settlements and the separation wall you will see what I mean. There’s a particular concentration of illegal Israeli settlements around Qalqilya. This is one reason, too, why the wall is so remorselessly dominant in the area - it totally encircles Qalqilya, designed to ‘protect’ the Israeli settlers and to enforce strict segregation between relatively privileged settlers and the local Palestinian population.

    The wall carves up the land, often separating Palestinians from their own farms or fields, splitting up families, or making it arduous for people to reach where they work or study every day. Even a brief visit to the West Bank makes it abundantly clear why many people talk of ‘Israeli apartheid’, and why the wall and the settlements are together regarded as a process of colonisation, encroaching deep into Palestinian territory.

    A lot of Palestinian land has been stolen to build the settlements, which loomed over us in the hills as we approached. We passed roads that Palestinians could once travel on, but are now reserved exclusively for settlers. We saw fields where olive trees had been hacked down by settlers, damaging Palestinians' agriculture (and deliberately insulting the farmers who depend on the land).

    There are two further factors at work here. Firstly, Israel wants control of the plentiful water supplies in the area. It has set about systematically controlling and re-directing water so it supplies the settlements, while Palestinians lose much of their access to what should be their natural resources. This makes Qalqilya economically significant for Israel.

    Secondly, it is a frontier town, located on the border between Israel and the West Bank. This reinforces Israel’s desire to tightly control it - and some of those we met locally speculated that Israeli authorities ultimately want to shift the border so it is in fact absorbed  as part of Israel itself.

    Traditionally many local Palestinians have travelled across the border to work. There was a time when the large majority of the local population worked for Israeli companies. The local economy is weak, but people have previously benefited from access to jobs in Israel.

    But this has become tougher, partly as a result of discrimination and partly because workers must walk through a horribly intimidating military checkpoint to get to work. Sometimes the Israeli army make Palestinians wait… and wait. We went to two major border checkpoints and they are a vivid, sometimes humiliating, reminder of Israeli control and power, as well as a source of practical inconvenience.

    The people talked to us of Qalqilya as an open (or not so open) prison, an indiscriminate collective punishment of a whole population. In our group we observed a higher security presence than anywhere else we visited, frequently seeing Israeli soldiers and Palestian police (who in reality are powerless, except as compliant agents of the occupation). It is a place dominated by checkpoints, terminals and the ever-present wall. It captures so much of what is grotesque and unjust about Israel’s occupation.

    There are also high levels of poverty and unemployment. Generally, a high proportion of the West Bank’s young people go to university, but a large number of them struggle to find work. High graduate unemployment is a problem in Qalqilya as elsewhere.

    It’s an area where people are so desperate to find work, an estimated 2000 Palestinians locally - according to a trade union official we met - currently work on settlements (primarily in construction). The union council said they may hate doing a job that serves the Israeli colonisation of their land - and they get treated poorly, with no rights and often appalling health and safety - but they feel there’s no alternative.

    None of this means the situation is hopeless. A good example was the local response, in a small town nearby, to the army’s brutal killing of a 16 year old boy around two years ago, when they intervened in support of settlers who had an altercation with the boy. A health union organiser who lives there told us that since the killing the local population has prevented any of the settlers from entering their town centre, swiftly gathering to collectively rebuff them if they dare try to enter the town.

    We met a young graduate who can't find work, but who has just started getting organised with other recent graduates. They set up a Facebook group on life in Qalqilya, calling for jobs, opportunities and justice, which attracted several hundred mainly local young people in the space of a week. The union activists we met are evidently struggling, but they still represent thousands of workers and are admirably determined.

    A number of people fiercely criticised the Palestinian Authority - its corruption, its political impotence, its collaboration with Israeli occupation. One aspect of this is the way Ramallah, home of the PA and thousands of its employees, has drawn people towards it, away from places like Qalqilya which suffer the worst effects of segregation and colonisation policies. Economic desperation, combined with restrictions on movement and freedom, has led some people to leave.

    This long-running disastisfaction was largely responsible for Hamas doing especially well in the 2006 elections. The Palestinian Authority is perceived as complying meekly with occupation policies, a consequence of the rotten deal that resulted from the Oslo negotiations in the 1990s and the reluctance of Fatah - the dominant force in the PA - to think beyond its imposed limitations.

    What we can do, meanwhile, is to let people know what's really happening in this corner of the world, promote solidarity actions like the continuing boycott campaign, and establish connections (in whatever way possible) between ourselves and the people of Qalqilya who are fighting to get by, persisting with the struggle for freedom and continuing to believe - despite relentless Israeli attrition - that justice for Palestine is possible.

    Also see my 'Letter from Palestine: life under occupation'

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  • Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

    The account of the progress of Pappe’s research into the events of 1948, and the reception of the ‘New History’ in Israel in the 1990s and 2000s is placed in the context of a wider analysis of Zionist ideology, of the history of Palestine, and of the creation and development of the Israeli state.

  • Lowkey - Remembering Israel's War on Gaza. 18.1.11

    Speakers and supporters come together to commemorate Israel's war on Gaza, 2 years on. Between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, over 1400 Palestinians were killed by Israel in a brutal and illegal attack on the Gaza Strip, destroying lives and infrastructure. Two years on, Gaza's infrastructure has still not been repaired due to Israel's blockade. Families are still living in tents. UN schools are unable to rebuild as Israel blocks concrete and building supplies. Play in HD for best results
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  • Lowkey rap: Long Live Palestine - Remembering Israel's War on Gaza. 18.1.11

    Speakers and supporters come together to commemorate Israel's war on Gaza, 2 years on. Between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, over 1400 Palestinians were killed by Israel in a brutal and illegal attack on the Gaza Strip, destroying lives and infrastructure. Two years on, Gaza's infrastructure has still not been repaired due to Israel's blockade. Families are still living in tents. UN schools are unable to rebuild as Israel blocks concrete and building supplies. Play in HD for best results
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  • Jody McIntyre - Remembering Israel's War on Gaza. 18.1.11

    Speakers and supporters come together to commemorate Israel's was on Gaza, 2 years on. Between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, over 1400 Palestinians were killed by Israel in a brutal and illegal attack on the Gaza Strip, destroying lives and infrastructure. Two years on, Gaza's infrastructure has still not been repaired due to Israel's blockade. Families are still living in tents. UN schools are unable to rebuild as Israel blocks concrete and building supplies.
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  • The Middle East at the Crossroads: Tony Cliff on Israel

    Tony Cliff

    Shortly after leaving Palestine in 1945, Tony Cliff wrote this seminal article about the foundations of Israel and Western imperial intervention in the Middle East. He locates hope for the future in the workers and the poor across the region.

  • Gilbert Achcar, The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives

    The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of NarrativesGilbert Achcar's book is convincing in its deconstruction and refutation of many aspects of the dominant Zionist narrative, argues Joseph Daher.

  • Antony Loewenstein on Israel, Palestine and the peace talks

    Interview with the scholar and author Antony Loewenstein speaking about the current peace talks. Loewenstein helped to found Independent Australian Jewish Voices, has had bestselling books that are very critical of Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians and has written for The Guardian, Haaretz, The Sydney Morning Herald, Democracy Now and Al Jazeera.
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  • The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation

    Shir Hever's analysis attempts to answer important questions such as why the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories live in poverty, and whether Israel benefits from their condition.

  • The political economy of Israel's occupation

    My new review of Shir Hever's book 'The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation':

    Shir Hever, a radical Israeli economist, recently wrote an article which posed the question: ‘Why does Israel continue to occupy the Palestinians?’ That is also one of the major questions addressed in his new book, an ambitious work on the political economy of the occupation.

    Hever is an academic/activist on the Israeli Left with a consistently critical perspective on the Israeli state. As a researcher based at Jerusalem’s Alternative Information Centre, he is able to draw on a wealth of sources for this tremendously well-informed account of the economic dynamics of the Israeli occupation.

    He provides an invaluable historical perspective, tracing developments since 1967, when Israel massively expanded its occupation of Palestinian land. Perhaps surprisingly considering the topic, Hever’s book is highly accessible to those who don’t specialise in economics.

    The analysis seeks to address some important questions: why is it that Palestinians in the Occupied Territories live in such awful poverty? Does Israel benefit from Palestinian poverty, and if so how? A great strength here is Hever’s skilful avoidance of simplification. The focus is on ‘the economic aspects of the relations between the Israeli authorities and the occupied Palestinians’, noting that these are frequently neglected yet just as important as military and geopolitical aspects.

    Nonetheless, he rejects the reductionist, over-simplistic idea that Israel is driven to maintain its occupation solely by economic factors, narrowly conceived. The reality is more complex. He insists that that ‘profit alone cannot explain the actions of the many actors perpetuating or resisting the occupation.’

    Read the rest HERE

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  • Sharon Casper - Israeli Human Rights Activist - The Ongoing Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem

    silwanic.net www.ochaopt.org Distributed by Tubemogul.
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  • Sharon Casper Pt 2 - Israeli Human Rights Activist - The Ongoing Israeli Occupation of East ...

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  • Israeli army's female recruits denounce treatment of Palestinians

    Facebook images of an Israeli servicewoman posing with blindfolded Palestinians have caused a storm. Now two former female conscripts have spoken out about their own experiences

  • Harriet Sherwood
  • The Observer, Sunday 22 August 2010

    It was a single word scrawled on a wall at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that unlocked something deep inside Inbar Michelzon, two years after she had completed compulsory military service in the Israeli Defence Force.

    The word was "occupation". "I really felt like someone was speaking the unspoken," she recalled last week in a Tel Aviv cafe. "It was really shocking to me. There was graffiti saying, 'end the occupation'. And I felt like, OK, now I can talk about what I saw."

    Michelzon became one of a handful of former Israeli servicewomen who have spoken out about their military experiences, a move that has brought accusations of betrayal and disloyalty. It is impossible to know how representative their testimonies are, but they provide an alternative picture of the "most moral army in the world", as the IDF describes itself.

    Concerns about Israeli army culture were raised last week following thepublication on Facebook of photographs of a servicewoman posing alongside blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinians. The images were reminiscent of the Abu Ghraib scandal in Iraq. But the former soldier, Eden Abergil, said she didn't understand what was wrong with the pictures, which were described by the IDF as "ugly and callous".

    Israel is unique in enlisting women at the age of 18 into two years of compulsory military service. The experience can be brutalising for the 10% who serve in the occupied territories, as Michelzon did.

    "I left the army with a ticking bomb in my belly," she said. "I felt I saw the backyard of Israel. I saw something that people don't speak about. It's almost like I know a dirty secret of a nation and I need to speak out."

    Michelzon, now 29, began her military service in September 2000, just when the second intifada was breaking out. "I joined the army with a very idealistic point of view - I really wanted to serve my country." She was posted to Erez, the crossing between Israel and theGaza Strip, to work in the radio control room.

    "There was a lot of tension, a lot of shootings and suicide bombings," she said. "Little by little you understand the rules of the game. You need to make it hard for the Arabs - that's the main rule - because they are the enemy."

    She cited a routine example of a Palestinian woman waiting at the crossing. Michelzon called her officer, asking permission to allow the woman through. She was told to make such a request once the woman had been kept waiting for hours. "I felt very alone in the army. I couldn't talk about the things I felt were misplaced," she said. "I didn't have strong views but I felt uncomfortable about the talk, about soldiers hitting Arabs and laughing. I thought everyone else was normal and I was the one who wasn't. I felt an outsider to the group experience."

    At the end of her service, in June 2002, Michelzon said she felt the need to escape and took off to India. "I went through a breakdown little by little," she said. It was only when she returned to enrol in university, and two years of therapy, that she began to consider her "duty" to speak out. She also came across Breaking the Silence, an organisation of army veterans who publish testimonies from former soldiers on life in the occupied territories to stimulate debate about the "moral price" of the occupation.

    Michelzon gave evidence to the group and two years ago appeared in a documentary,To See If I'm Smiling, about the experiences of young women in the army. The film, she said, was criticised by all sides. The left focused on "the bad things we did and not on the fact that we wanted to start a discussion. We wanted to put up a mirror and tell Israeli society to look itself in the eyes.

    "From the right, the reaction was, why are you doing this to your own people? Do you hate your country? But I did it because I love my country. We had to fight to say we want to talk about the political situation."

    The psychological impact of military service on women is undeniable, according to the testimonies of Michelzon and others, particularly those who serve in the occupied territories. "If you want to survive as a woman in the army, you have to be manly," she said. "There is no room for feeling. It's like a competition to see who can be tougher. A lot of the time girls are trying to be more aggressive than the guys."

    Her experience is echoed by that of Dana Golan, who served in the West Bank city of Hebron in 2001-02 as one of about 25 women among 300 male soldiers. Like Michelzon, Golan only spoke out after finishing her service. "If I had raised my anxieties, it would have been seen as a weakness," she said.

    Golan, now 27, said the "most shaky moment" of her military service came during a search for weapons in a Palestinian home. The family were awoken at 2am by soldiers who "turned their whole house inside out". No weapons were found. The small children of the house were terrified, she recalled. "I thought, what would I feel if I was this four-year-old kid? How would I grow up? At that moment it occurred to me that sometimes we're doing things that just create victims. To be a good occupier, we have to create conflict."

    On a separate occasion she witnessed soldiers stealing from a Palestinian electronics shop. She tried to report it, only to be told "there were things I shouldn't interfere with".

    She said that she also saw elderly Palestinians being humiliated on the streets, "and I thought these could be my parents or grandparents".

    Israel is discomfited by these testimonies, she said, partly because of the universality of military service. "We grew up believing the IDF is the most moral army in the world. Everyone knows people serving in the army. Now when I say we are doing immoral things, I am talking about your sister or your daughter. People do not want to hear."

    The IDF is proud that 90% of its roles are open equally to men and women. "Serving in a combat unit where you have daily contact with people who might do you harm is not easy - you have to be tough," said Captain Arye Shalicar, an army spokesman. "It's not only a female thing, it's the same for everyone. In the end, a combat unit is a combat unit. Sometimes things happen, not every deed is 100% correct or fair." The army, he said, has procedures for reporting misdeeds which soldiers are encouraged to follow.

    Both Michelzon and Golan have no regrets about speaking out. "For two years I saw people suffering and I didn't do anything - and that's really scary," said Michelzon. "At the end, it felt like the army betrayed me - they used me, I couldn't recognise myself. What we call protecting our country is destroying lives."

  • The Road to Gaza: Use of chemical weapons by Israel

    The effects of the use of chemical weapons on a civilian population during the Israeli assault on Gaza.
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  • Hillary Clinton: Israel is making it more difficult for the US to deal with Iran

    Hillarty Clinton at AIPACIts worth persevering to read all Hillary Clinton's recent speech to the Zionist lobby organisation, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). If you push through the inches deep praise that she heeps on Israel there is something significant being said here.

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  • Lost at Sea: Israel and international law

    Israeli Pirate flagIn rejecting UN and EU proposals for an independent inquiry into the Gaza Flotilla Incident, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that “it would create a problematic precedent” - that Israel is accountable to the international community and is subject to international law.

  • The attack on the Mavi Marmara: Turkey, Israel and the Middle East crisis

    Mavi MarmaraIsrael's attack on Mavi Marmara could become one of those emblematic incidents that mark a milestone in world politics. Susil Gupta looks at the implications for Turkey and the wider region.

  • Betty Hunter Palestine Solidarity Campaign Israel Attacks International Aid Flotilla, London Emergency Protest 31 5 10

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  • Israel Kills Humanitarian Aid Workers London Lays Siege to Israeli Embassy Part 3

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  • Boycotts can hit Israel where it hurts

    flotilla protestThe widespread outrage at Israel's deadly assult on the Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, leading to at least 9 deaths and the detention of hundreds of activists, is galvanising millions of people to ask how they can help bring justice for Palestine.

  • Israel Kills Humanitarian Aid Workers London Lays Siege to Israeli Embassy Part 2

    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured. Full Coverage www.counterfire.org
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  • Israel Kills Humanitarian Aid Workers London Lays Siege to Israeli Embassy 31.05.10

    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured. Full Coverage www.counterfire.org
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  • Israel Attacks International Aid Flotilla, London Emergency Protest 31.5.10

    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured. Full Coverage www.counterfire.org
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  • Reverend Garth Hewitt Israel Attacks International Aid Flotilla, London Emergency Protest 31 5 10

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    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured. Full Coverage www.counterfire.org
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  • Kate Hudson Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Israel Attacks International Aid Flotilla, London Emergency Protest 31 5 10

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    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured. Full Coverage www.counterfire.org
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  • Martin Linton Labour Friends of Palestine Israel Attacks International Aid Flotilla, London Emergency Protest 31 5 10

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    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured. Full Coverage www.counterfire.org
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  • John Rees - Israel Attacks International Aid Flotilla, London Emergency Protest 31.5.10

    Within a few hours of Israels attack of a Charitable Humanitarian aid convoy thousands gathered in London calling for sanctions divestment and condemnation of Israel for yet again showing barbarity and disreguard for the law. Up to 20 activist have been killed with 60 injured.
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  • Israelis kill 10 storming Gaza aid flotilla

    > STOP THE WAR COALITION
    > 31 May 2010
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    > ISRAELIS KILL 10 STORMING GAZA FLOTILLA
    > EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION TODAY
    > MONDAY 31 MAY 2.00PM DOWNING STREET LONDON
    > SPREAD THE WORD
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    > Yet another act of Israeli barbarism as its forces storm one of the
    > seven ships on the international flotilla taking aid to Gaza, where
    > Israel's illegal seige is starving Palestinians of essential
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    > Please join the emergency demonstration today if you can. Publicise
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    > See video of Israeli assault from Turkish televison: http://bit.ly/aKExFf
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  • Protest Monday, 2pm, against israels attacks on #flotilla

    EMERGENCY PROTEST: Demand immediate gov't intervention against Israel
    blocking #flotilla to Gaza. 2pm tmrw (Mon) Downing St. Plz RT.

    Clare Solomon
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  • Nakba: Tony Cliff on the roots of Israel’s violence

    Israeli troopsIn 1948 zionist militias launched a war that turned thousands of Palestinians into permanent refugees. Alex Snowdon introduces an account by Jewish socialist and anti-zionist Tony Cliff.

  • Ahava Covent Garden Protest - Boycott Israeli Goods - 10th April 2010

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  • Targeted Citizen: Being Palestinian in Israel

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  • Israel, apartheid and the settlements

    apartheid wallDespite being commonly described as “the only democracy in the middle east”, Israel is an apartheid state designed to dominate the lives of Palestinians.

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  • End the siege of Gaza protest - Israeli Embassy - London - January 27th 2009

    Protest at Israeli Embassy, London to mark the first anniversary of the attack on Gaza. www.stopwar.org.uk http www.bminitiative.net http
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  • Tower Hamlets demonstration against Israel's terror against Gaza

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  • Israel: boycott, divestment and sanctions

    There's an excellent article, Turning up the heat on a serial abuser, about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns aimed at Israel.

  • Netanyahu - Police protect racist Israeli PM

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  • Stop Gaza Massacre - Mass protest march to Israeli Embassy London Saturday 3 January

    Stop Gaza Massacre - Mass protest march to Israeli Embassy London Saturday 3 January

    After a rally in Trafalgar Square a huge breakaway protest on marched on the Israeli Embassy. The police attempted to prevent the march proceeding before being chased by through the streets of London. The riot police eventually regrouped and forced the demonstration into an underpass near Hyde Park corner where they unleashed wave after wave of baton charges before being forced to allow the protest through. As darkness fell the march arrived at the Israeli embassy where jubilant protesters burnt the Israeli flag.

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  • Stop Israel's massacre of Palestinians in Gaza - Protest in London 28 December 2008

    Stop Israel's massacre of Palestinians in Gaza - Protest in London 28 December 2008

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    Over 2000 people protested outside the Israeli embassy against the slaughter of innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza, in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle to exist. The protest became so large that the police lost control of the streets, forcing them to call for reinforcements. When I left the protest as darkness fell the streets outside the Israeli embassy were still filled with chanting protesters as police struggled to regain control. Further protests are planned for Monday 29th December from 4pm outside the Israeli embassy and on Saturday 3rd January 2009 in Parliament Square London.

    Cast: adrian Cousins