Archive for October, 2011

Support and help needed – Kia Ora Gaza aid mission

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

In the wake of the Arab Spring surge for democracy, and the Palestinian bid for UN statehood, a team of four Kiwis is preparing to join an international aid convoy to break the illegal siege of Gaza. Read more »

Ban Voices Concern After Deadly Violence In Gaza

Press Release – United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today at the recent escalation of violence and bloodshed in both southern Israel and the Gaza Strip that has reportedly left around a dozen people dead. Read more »

Freed prisoner re-united with his children after 24 years

Press Release – UFree

Freed prisoner re-united with his children after 24 years – family prepare lawsuit against Israeli occupation UFree exclusive from Gaza City Friday 28.10.2011 Every Palestinian family has experienced the joy of a family member being released from … Read more »

UN Chief Presents $5.2 Billion Budget Proposal

Press Release – UN News

New York, Oct 27 2011 4:10PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented a proposed budget of nearly $5.2 billion for the United Nations to carry out the important work that Member States have entrusted to it in areas ranging from peace and security … Read more »

Israel And Palestinians Agree To Offer Peace Proposals

Press Release – UN News

New York, Oct 26 2011 7:10PM The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East met separately today with Israeli and Palestinian officials in Jerusalem, with both sides agreeing to come forward with comprehensive … Read more »

ICC Chief Highlights ‘Invaluable’ Cooperation With UN

Press Release – UN News

New York, Oct 26 2011 6:10PM While the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent organization, its relationship and cooperation with the United Nations have continued to be as vital as ever, the President of the tribunal told the General Assembly today. Read more »

Free All Palestinian Child Prisoners – Contact Your MP Now!

Press Release – UFree

Last week, the Prisoner exchange deal made headlines across the world. Of the 7,000 Palestinians detained, 15% were released in exchange for Israeli soldier Shalit. However, no children were released as part of the deal. UNICEF has called for the … Read more »

The World’s Festival In New Zealand – Womad 2012

Press Release – Womad

One of the inspirations behind the very first WOMAD festival will head to WOMAD New Zealand 2012, along with a line-up of musicians, bands and performers from all corners of the globe. Read more »

Wikileaks: UN Hunger Expert’s “Profoundly Immoral” Actions

Press Release – UN Watch

Wikileaks: World Food Program told Kofi Annan of UN Hunger Expert’s “Profoundly Immoral” Actions “Harming Lives of the Hungry” Read more »

Main Witness to Testify Tomorrow in Trial of Bassem Tamimi

Press Release – Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

Islam Dar Ayyoub, the 14 year-old who incriminated Tamimi after being unlawfully interrogated, will take the stand tomorrow at the Ofer Military Court. Tamimi has been incarcerated for seven months, in which only one witness testified . Read more »

Anniversary of siege-busting convoy marked

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Labour weekend marked the anniversary of the first Kiwi contingent to arrive in Gaza as part of the historic Viva Palestina international aid convoy. The land convoy, made up of 400 people from 33 nations and 250 vehicles, broke through the Israeli … Read more »

UN Expert Urges Protection For Palestinian Children

Press Release – UN News

New York, Oct 20 2011 12:10PM A United Nations human rights expert today urged the international community to scale up its protection measures for Palestinian children living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza and called on Israel to adopt guidelines … Read more »

UN’s Richard Falk Addresses UNGA Today

Press Release – UN Watch

UN’s Richard Falk Addresses UNGA Today, But Report Shows He Uses Official Mandate To Promote 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Read more »

The Palestinian Children’s Plight under Prolonged Occupation

Press Release – OHCHR

NEW YORK – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, urged the Government of Israel to adopt guidelines for the protection of Palestinian children living under occupation … Read more »

Global Voices: Daily Digest—October 18, 2011

Column – Global Voices

Blogger Isseki Nagae considers the sorry state of the Japanese personal electronics industry in light of the recent success of Apple in Japan. Through the words of Steve Jobs, Nagae argues that Japanese manufacturers pay too much attention to the views … Read more »

Israeli Embassy welcomes returned soldier

Press Release – Israeli Embassy

Israel’s Ambassador to New Zealand, Shemi Tzur, today welcomed the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, who arrived back in Israel yesterday after more than five years being held in solitary confinement by the Hamas regime in Gaza. Read more »

ICRC welcomes Israeli soldier,Palestinian detainees’ release

Press Release – International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes the repatriation of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit following his release from Gaza, and the transfer of 477 Palestinians released from Israeli places of detention. Read more »

New report on the true reality of Palestinian Prisoners

Press Release – UFree

UFree have released a hard hitting report summarising the situation faced by Palestinians detained by the Israeli occupation. The report looks at the breaches of international law by the Israeli authorities; the demographic make up and categories of Palestinian … Read more »

Daily Press Briefing – October 14, 2011

Press Release – US State Department

MS. NULAND: Afternoon, everybody. I am sorry we are truly late today. A couple of other things going on this morning. I don’t have anything at the top of this rainy Friday, so why don’t we go to what’s on your minds. QUESTION: Okay. So at the … Read more »

Israel scotched expectation to relax Gaza seige

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

The Israeli government has scotched any expectation that it might relax its tight siege on Gaza in the wake of the prisoner exchange. Read more »

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