Sodastream boycott: Scarlett Johansson raises an eyebrow

22 January 2014 — Mondoweiss

SodaStream is suddenly facing widespread criticism in the media for making its seltzer devices in the occupied West Bank. The day after we published Rachele Richards jaw-dropping graphic of Scarlett Johansson drenched in red with sparkling bubbles in the background New York Magazine published Kat Stoeffel’s brand-slaying piece, “SodaStream: Guilt-Free Seltzer or Blood Bubbles?” Continue reading this...

Infographic-Shrinking Palestine: 20 Years of talks Keep Palestinians occupied — with settlers and checkpoints

5 December 2013 — Mondoweiss – 

Twenty years ago, the PLO Central Council approved the Oslo Accord with the Israeli government. Israeli-Palestinian talks were slated to conclude within 5 years, yet two decades on Israel’s occupation continues, and the situation on the ground has only moved backwards for Palestinians.

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Why, really, has Netanyahu put settlement expansion on hold? By Alan Hart

14 November 2013 — Alan Hart

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His own explanation was that he wants to avoid or minimise the prospects for an “unnecessary confrontation” with the international community, for which read President Obama and the European leaders who would follow his lead (with the arguable exception of the French whore).

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 18 October 2013: Report: EU to bypass its own anti-settlements guidelines

18 October 2013 — VTJP

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Body Of Slain Palestinian Still Held By Israel
IMEMC – The Israeli Authorities are still holding the body of Younis Radayda, who was shot and killed on Thursday allegedly after he drove into a military base, and said that his body will be handed to the Palestinians Sunday, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 19 August 2013: Despite outcry, EU guidelines on settlements will have little effect

19 August 2013 – VTJP

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“Tamarrod” Calls For Rebelling Against Hamas In Gaza
IMEMC – The group said it would not resort to guns and violence in its rebellion A Gaza-based group known as “Tamarrod”, Arabic for Rebellion, published a video through its Facebook page, and other social media outlets, stating that November 11 2013, will be a day of rebellion against what it called “oppression and injustice by Hamas”. …

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‘You don’t oppose settlements… once they’re built’ — AP says to State Dep’t By Philip Weiss

15 August 2013 — Mondoweiss

John Kerry’s statement that settlements are illegitimate–

Let me make it clear: The policy of the United States of America with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process.

–has opened up new lines of questioning about US foreign policy. From the State Department briefing yesterday, with spokesperson Jen Psaki. Continue reading this...

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 12 August 2013: Why settlements will lead to one state

12 August 2013 – VTJP

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Al-Khoffash: “Israeli List Of Detainees To Be Free, Disappointing”
IMEMC – Fuad Al-Khoffash, head of the Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights, stated that not a single detainee from the Jerusalem and historic Palestine is included in the list of detained to be released by Israel, and that not all old detainees are included. …

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EU stance on settlements threatens Israeli participation in bonanza called ‘Horizon 2020′

7 August 2013 — Mondoweiss

Israel is cringing under the European Union’s “guideline” requirement– the demand by the EU to “recognize in writing that the West Bank settlements are not part of Israel.” And Israel is drawing red lines of its own. 

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VTJP Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel News & Articles 16 July 2013

16 July 2013 – VTJP

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Settler Stabbed In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Israeli TV Channel 7 has reported on Tuesday at night [July 16, 2013] that an Israeli settler, 33, was moderately injured after being stabbed in Bab Al- Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. …

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President of International War Crimes Tribunal may have Worked to Shield Israelis from Prosecution By Alison Weir

June 17, 2013 — Global Research

The New York Times reports that an Israeli diplomat turned U.S. citizen – and now president of the war crimes tribunal at the Hague – has been pressuring the court to acquit [Israeli] officials accused of war crimes.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 21 March 2013: Obama the tourist seeks Israel Lobby approval

21 March 2013 — VTJP

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Obama reiterates calls for two-state solution in Ramallah
IMEMC – On his second day of the first presidential visit to Palestine U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Although Obama condemned the rocket attacks that hit Sderot, yet, he insisted that the Israelis should not use this as an excuse to avoid negotiations, no more than the Palestinians should insist that Israel halt construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank as a condition. …

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Stop Ben & Jerry’s Complicity with the Israeli Occupation

15 March 2013 – VTJP

B JIsraeliIceCream300These pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were made in Israel and marketed in illegal Jewish-only settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Help us stop this unethical business practice. 

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org) will launch on March 14, 2013, an international campaign calling on Ben & Jerry’s, a socially responsible Vermont company that makes premium ice cream, to take the following measures until Israel terminates its occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands in compliance with international law:

Until Israel ends its occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands in compliance with international law:

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