UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA: EI exclusive: Israel involvement in BDS lawsuit exposed | Holy Land 5 interview | And more …
7 September 2011 — Electronic Intifada
EXCLUSIVE TO THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA:
Uncovered: Israel’s role in planned US lawsuit to fight BDS
By Ali Abunimah, 6 September 2011
An exclusive investigation finds that pro-Israel activists, backed by an Islamophobic pro-Israel group and with the knowledge of the Israeli government is planning to take legal action to force the Olympia Food Co-op to rescind its historic decision to boycott Israeli products.
EI’s Nora Barrows-Friedman interviews Noor Elashi, daughter of Holy Land Five political prisoner Ghassan Elashi:
Oral arguments begin in Holy Land Five’s case for appeal
By Nora Barrows Friedman, 31 August 2011
The Electronic Intifada interviewed Noor Elashi as the families and legal teams for the Holy Land Five were preparing to head to the appelate court, in the hopes that the judges would determine that these Constitutional violations took place and therefore move to exonerate the men.
MORE HEADLINES FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA:
A subtle form of whitewash: the Palmer report on Israel’s attack on the flotilla
Guest post by Sami Kishawi, 4 September 2011
Sami Kishawi takes a close look at the highly flawed report on Israel’s deadly attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship.
Operation Establish a Sovereign Bantustan
By Jalal Abukhater, 2 September 2011
If we can’t learn from recent history, what will we ever achieve? We are being lured into a trap where the rights of millions of dispossessed refugees are at risk, but who is listening?
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra disrupted by BDS activists
By Benjamin Doherty, 1 September 2011
Tonight’s performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was disrupted repeatedly by solidarity activists. These activists who protested inside and outside the venue, Royal Albert Hall, were responding to a call by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
Settlement produce exporter Agrexco set for liquidation
By Maureen Clare Murphy, 1 September 2011
The Israeli produce company Agrexco, which has been a key target of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in Europe, is set for liquidation, the Israeli business publication Globes reported Tuesday.
Telling off Palestinian leadership for being “idiots”
By Mohammed Suliman, 1 September 2011
Why Palestinians are increasingly dissatisfied with their political leadership and why this leadership is considered an obstacle on the road toward liberation.
Video installation documenting Israeli apartheid to premiere at Toronto festival
By Maureen Clare Murphy, 31 August 2011
“Road Movie,” a six-screen video installation documenting apartheid in Palestine by Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky of Public Studio, will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, 8-18 September 2011.
Wikileaks: Harvard protest against Israeli war crime suspect caught US government attention
By Benjamin Doherty, 31 August 2011
In Spring 2007, Dan Halutz, former chief of staff of the Israeli military, participated in an exclusive 8 week managmeent course at Harvard Business School. Halutz oversaw the 2006 Lebanon war during which he ordered Israeli pilots to bomb 10 multistory buildings in the Dahiya district of Beirut as a response to Hezbollah’s rocket fire on Haifa.
“Irvine 11” students in court to fight possible jail time for non-violent protest
By Nora Barrows-Friedman, 30 August 2011
The Electronic Intifada will be in the Orange County courtroom this week to report on the first leg of this important free speech trial.
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