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...

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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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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...

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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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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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Omar Barghouti: We won’t be silenced about Israel’s crimes

7 February, 2013 — Socialist Worker

Controversy continues to swirl around a planned forum scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 7, at Brooklyn College to discuss the growing global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. In a letter to Brooklyn College President Karen Gould, nine members of the New York City Council threatened to cut funding for the school if its political science department continued co-sponsorship of the event. Continue reading this...

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