Archive for February, 2012

Arbitrary Deprivation of Liberty of Compañera Dominga López

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

Yesterday, February 24, 2012, at approximately 5:00 pm, compañera Dominga López Díaz, wife of Enrique Gómez Hernández (member of Solidarity with the voice of Al Amate ), was deprived of her liberty in an arbitrary and violent manner by elements … Read more »

Rearrested Palestinian Hanah Shalabi on hunger strike

Press Release – Ufree Network

Hanah Shalabi was among more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners released in October 2011 in a trade for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held by Gaza-based militants for more than five years. Read more »

Sodastream Protest in Wellington

Press Release – Wellington Palestine Group

News Media Statement – Saturday February 25th For immediate release The Wellington Palestine Group will hold a stunt alongside a SodaStream promotion this weekend – because SodaStream’s products come from an Israeli settlement on the occupied West … Read more »

Review: The Unmaking of Israel by Gershom Gorenberg

Article – Jim Miles

Gorenberg’s thesis is narrowly focussed on this aspect of Israeli life, and while there are some arguable points of historical interpretation, his general argument is well presented and well thought out. It is not a work about the Palestinians per … Read more »

Supporting the Empowerment of Women and Girls Globally

Press Release – US State Department

Remarks Esther Brimmer Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Spelman College Atlanta, GA February 15, 2012 Read more »

Gazan Hunger-Strikers Send Victory As A Gift to Honduras

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Gaza today celebrated the news that Khader Adnan had ended his hunger strike following an agreement that his administrative detention will not be renewed, and he will be released by Israeli authorities on 17 April. Gazans had lined the streets today in … Read more »

What Iran Can Do for Lebanon’s Palestinians

Column – Franklin Lamb

Around noon on Tuesday September 14, 1982, the day before Israel greenlite the launch of the three day Sabra-Shatila Massacre, two white vans pulled into Rue Sabra, diagonal from Akka Palestinian Hospital (PCRS), the main Shatila camp road. Mrs. Halabi, a … Read more »

Thou Shalt Not Kill (Thyself)

Column – Uri Avnery

After the founding of Israel, God appeared to David Ben-Gurion and told him: “You have created a state for my chosen people in my holy land. This merits a great reward. Tell me what you wish, and I will grant it.” Ben-Gurion answered: “Almighty God, … Read more »

Supporting the Empowerment of Women and Girls Globally

Press Release – US State Department

Remarks Esther Brimmer Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Spelman College Atlanta, GA February 15, 2012 Read more »

Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan & the Honduras Prison Fire

Column – Julie Webb-Pullman

As the flames of the Honduran fire die down, it is not a phoenix that is arising from the ashes of Comayagua prison, but Israel. The Associated Press reported on 17 February: Israel’s ambassador to Honduras, Eliau Lopes, said he planned to meet … Read more »

David Swanson: Current Negotiations are Excluding Afghans

Press Release – David Swanson

If a war was being waged in the U.S. we would expect Americans to demand an end to the war and to have a say as to how it should end. Likewise, the people of Afghanistan want to have a say in the negotiations to end the Afghan war. After all, in 2011, … Read more »

Pointers to psychosocial recovery in Christchurch

Press Release – Massey University

Newly published research is highlighting some important factors that can enhance psychosocial recovery after the Christchurch earthquakes. Read more »

Kiwi Team To Join Another Siege-Busting Convoy To Gaza

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Kia Ora Gaza is sending another team of Kiwis to join the next international aid convoy to break Israel’s cruel siege on Gaza. The Viva Palestina Arabia 6 convoy departs London on 22 April to travel through Europe and Turkey and then via Egypt … Read more »

British Organisations To Organise Israeli Embassy Protest

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

Representatives of many solidarity, Arab and Islamic British organisations met on Monday the 13 th to discuss British participation in the Global March to Jerusalem set to take place globally on 30 th March 2012, with the participation of hundreds … Read more »

Israel: UN Expert Calls For Urgent Housing Policies Revision

Press Release – UN News

New York, Feb 13 2012 10:10AM An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Israel to revise its housing policies , saying they have failed to respond to the needs of minorities and the socially disadvantaged. Read more »

Golani Brigade’s War on Palestinian Al-Khali/Hebron

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

A newly released report submitted to the United Nations by international organizations working in Al Khalil documents a sharp increase in serious human rights violations against Palestinian civilians, particularly youth and children, living in the Old … Read more »

Help End the Hunger Strike of Khader Adnan

Press Release – Richard Falk UN Special Rapporteur – Palestine

I am publishing here my press release of today expressing urgent concern about the fate of Khader Adnan, a Palestinian activist, who is near death resulting from his continuing hunger strike that expresses his refusal to accept the humiliating conditions … Read more »

Ban Says Israel And Palestinians Must Restore Trust

Press Release – UN News

New York, Feb 13 2012 5:10PM Israel and the Palestinians must cease provocations and take concrete steps to restore trust and create a conducive environment for direct talks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, pledging to do everything in … Read more »

Womad NZ 2012 CD Provides Taste of the World’s Festival

Press Release – Womad

Can’t wait for WOMAD? Experience the sounds of WOMAD New Zealand 2012 on the newly released compilation CD, WOMAD: The World’s Festival 2012. Read more »

Behind The Headlines: Doha Agreement Between Hamas And Fatah

Press Release – Embassy of Israel in Wellington

PA President Abbas cannot have it both ways, either he has a pact with Hamas or he has peace with Israel. If he implements the Doha agreement and joins forces with the enemies of peace, the PA would be abandoning the path of reconciliation with … Read more »

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