11 September, 2010 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Abbas, Netanyahu To Meet In Egypt Tuesday
IMEMC – 11 Sep 2010 – Saturday September 11, 2010 – 21:22, The Palestine News Agency, WAFA, reported Saturday that Egypt will be hosting a meeting between Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al Sheikh this coming Tuesday.
Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Urged to Abandon Israel Event
IMEMC – 11 Sep 2010 – Saturday September 11, 2010 – 20:57, Folk music icon Pete Seeger has been urged by over 40 organizations, along with musicians close to him, to cancel his participation in a November internet event organized by the Israeli groups the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and others.
Palestinian – British Political Artist Detained And Stripped Searched At Ben Gurion Airport
IMEMC – 11 Sep 2010 – Saturday September 11, 2010 – 12:42, On Saturday September 4th British-born Palestinian Political Hip Hop artist, Shadia Mansour, was held at gunpoint airport security and intelligence officers.
Overnight airstrikes hit Gaza, 5 said injured
9/11/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli airforce planes flew over Gaza on Friday morning, dropping six shells on sites throughout the Strip, reportedly in retaliation for two projectiles launched from the coastal enclave earlier in the day. An Israeli military spokeswoman said a “terror target” and two smuggling tunnels, in the north and southern Strip….
Stranded at Erez, Israel’s deportees mark Eid
9/11/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Thirteen Palestinians, who once had Israeli identity cards allowing them to live with their spouses, celebrated Eid alone, in Gaza City on Friday. The men, who lived in what is now the Israeli city of Beersheba (formerly Beir Seba) were detained and deported because of small mistakes or oversights in….
Holiday stress for jailed mothers
9/11/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – The National Detainees Center said Friday that the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr holiday is hard for prisoners who have children.”They are spending their years in Israeli jails far from their sons and families,” the center stated.”Detained mothers miss their kids; they want to hold them and kiss them during….
Building fishing boats in the Gaza Strip
9/11/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hajj Ashraf Abu Ash-Shanti builds boats, a profession he learned in Israel.”I was the first to work in this profession in the Gaza Strip at the beginning of the 1980s, when I was working within the Green Line areas. I decided to stay in Gaza and teach the profession….
Abu Ali Brigades: Projectiles fired toward Israel
9/11/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Following reports from civilians of a series of explosions in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday evening, the Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades announced the launch of six projectiles toward Israel. The armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said in a statement that at 10:25m….
Eid sees factions commemorate slain, absent
9/11/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Delegations from Hamas, Fatah and leftist factions led memorial processions on Saturday, the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, culminating in visits to the graves of slain Palestinians and commemoration sites. In Gaza City, Hamas leaders also organized a visit to prisoners in Rafah, bearing holiday gifts, and inquiring….
Domestic disputes in Hebron injure 9
9/11/2010 – HEBRON (Ma’an) – Palestinian Authority police broke up three fights and arrested 40 people in the Hebron district on Saturday. Nine people injured in the separate incidents were taken to clinics, police said. Initial investigations reveal that the clashes were sparked by disputes over children using toy guns banned by the PA. The toys….
Israel army says 1 hurt by rocks
9/11/2010 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli civilian was lightly injured by rocks hurled by Palestinians on Saturday, the Israeli military said. Israeli soldiers were searching for suspects in the area of Al-Qana after the attack left one person lightly injured, the army said….
Egypt: State of alert at Suez Canal
9/11/2010 – CAIRO (Ma’an) — An Egyptian security source said officials had declared a state of alert at the Suez Canal on Saturday, coinciding with the commemoration of the World Trade Towers attack on 11 September 2001. The source said the increased security alert was a response to warnings delivered by a Florida pastor, who announced….
Minister: PA issues not Iran’s business
9/11/2010 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinain Authority Minister of Waqf and Religious Endowments Mahmoud Al-Habbash called Hamas leaders “preachers of sedition,” at an Eid Al-Fitr prayer at the government headquarters in Ramallah on Friday. Ramping up the rhetoric, Al-Habbash called on Hamas leaders to “stop their deeds,” and to take responsibility for the “coup in Gaza….
Obama: US will never be at war with Islam
9/11/2010 – WASHINGTON (Ma’an) — US President Barack Obama on Saturday said the United States was not at war with Islam, speaking on the anniversary of the 11 Sept. 2001 attacks in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania.”As Americans we are not – and never will be – at war with Islam,” Obama said. Referencing an extremist….
Hamas: PA detained 7 affiliates
9/10/2010 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Hamas officials in the West Bank accused Palestinain Authority security forces of detaining sevenof its members and affiliates between Thursday night and Friday afternoon. Two separate statements from the party said forces targeted affiliates in Nablus and Hebron on Thursday night, while a second statement said three affiliates were targeted, 2….
Police seize fireworks in Salfit
9/10/2010 – SALFIT (Ma’an) — Palestinian police seized large quantities of fireworks on Friday, from a shop in Badina village in the northern West Bank governorate, officials said. A report from the police said the seizure was made as police were in the area to control Eid traffic. The report noted that the shop owner was….
Police seize Palestinian on drug charges
9/11/2010 – JERICHO (Ma’an) — Police in Jericho arrested on Saturday a person accused of possessing illegal narcotics at his house. Police said they raided the suspect’s home after receiving information that he had quantities of unidentified illegal substances. The suspect, who was not identified, allegedly confessed to possession and will be transferred to….
Heated debate on Israel as ‘Jewish state’ takes place on Twitter
Palestine Note 11 Sep 2010 – An article published by Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at The American Task Force on Palestine in Washington, DC has caused a public twitter argument between him and MJ Rosenberg, a former staffer at the Israeli…
No graduation for Gaza students without Hijab
Palestine Note 11 Sep 2010 – The international blogging community Global Voices is reporting on the discrimination that female students who are not wearing the Hijab are facing at Al-Azhar university in Gaza. Global voices quoted Asmaa Al-Ghoul, a journalist and blogger…
Iran delays release of American
AlJazeera 11 Sep 2010 – Tehran says legal process for detained woman’s planned release has not been completed.
Deaths in Iran pipeline explosion
AlJazeera 11 Sep 2010 – Accidental rupture leaves 10 workers dead and 20 injured, as firefighters bring blaze under control after three hours.
Palestinian prisoners denied visits
AlJazeera 11 Sep 2010 – Convicts in Israeli jails not allowed to receive relatives during Eid holiday.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02-07 September 2010)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Access Israel: Most synagogues inaccessible to the disabled
Jeruslalem Post 11 Sep 2010 – Around 1.5 million Israelis are disabled; survey says only 7.5% of country’s synagogues are fully accessible.
‘Negligence’ by IDF contractor floods stream with sewage
Jeruslalem Post 11 Sep 2010 – Alexander stream had been undergoing rehabilitation since 1997 but has now been polluted.
Navy tests new missile defense systems
Jeruslalem Post 11 Sep 2010 – Small UAVs that can be launched from ships also being considered to counter Hamas, Hizbullah.
Knesset to hold hearings on validity of IDF conversions
Jeruslalem Post 11 Sep 2010 – Plesner, Rotem trade barbs over pending legislation; State Control Committee also slated to convene on the issue.
Abbas phones Assad to thank him for supporting Palestinians
Jeruslalem Post 11 Sep 2010 – PA chairman calls talks “important period in history,” completes week of holiday greeting calls to Peres, Netanyahu, and Mitchell, many of them touching of the progress of peace talks.
International Solidarity Movement
Israeli police accused of targeting Jerusalem’s Arab residents
9/11/2010 – International Solidarity Movement – The Independent – A leading civil-rights group has accused Israeli police of systematicdiscrimination against the Arab residents of East Jerusalem as growingnumbers of hardline religious Jews take up residence in Palestinian areas. A report from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (Acri) found thatviolent confrontations between Jewish residents and their Palestinianneighbours had risen rapidly, but…. Related: Source: The Independent
Iftar with the army: a Hebron story
9/11/2010 – International Solidarity Movement – At about 17. 00 on the 9th September 2010, right before Atta Jaber and his family were about to sit down to break the fast on the last day of Ramadan, eight soldiers appeared on the doorstep. One of them said that they wanted to come into the house, in the Baqa’a Valley….
U.S. court sets $1m bail for Israeli charged in human trafficking case
Ha’aretz – Mordechai Orian, head of Los Angeles-based Global Horizons Manpower Inc., accused of involvement in importing and exploiting 400 workers from Thailand.
PA official: Iran has no business interfering with Palestinian cause
Ha’aretz – Speaking at an Eid el Fitr prayer, Mahmoud Habbash says Palestinians must reject any outside influence on path to achieve statehood.
Abbas thanks Assad for Syria’s support of Palestinians
Ha’aretz – Phone conversation between leaders comes as report claims French envoy will be arriving at Damascus to try and restart Israel-Syria peace talks.
IAF strikes Hamas Gaza training facility in wake of Qassam, mortar attacks
Ha’aretz – Fourth projectile fired from Gaza in three days explodes in western Negev region on Friday morning; Hamas officials report 5 people wounded in IAF air strikes on Thursday night.
Boycott leadership: solidarity with French activists
Uruknet September 10, 2010 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), on behalf of its constituent organizations and unions representing the majority of Palestinian civil society, strongly condemns the decision taken by French authorities to prosecute people of conscience for calling for a boycott of Israeli produce. These state-sanctioned forms of repression amount to active support for…
Respect the Palestinian-led picket line
Uruknet September 10, 2010 – The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) warmly salutes the tens of American and British theater, film and TV artists for their recently published statement supporting the spreading cultural boycott of Ariel and the rest of Israel’s colonial settlements illegally built on occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) due to their violation…
A ghost town beckons? Old City in Hebron under threat
Uruknet September 10, 2010 –
The Military and the AcademyThe Silence of the Israeli Intelligentsia
Uruknet September 10, 2010 – The ongoing buzz in the Israeli media around statements issued by artists and academics against lecturing or performing in the colony of Ariel ‚Äì built on occupied Palestinian land ‚Äì betrays a stark contradiction in the positions of the Israeli intelligentsia. While they are now calling for a boycott of settlements, they have remained apathetic…
Palestinian shopkeepers in Hebron are drowning in the rubbish of Israeli settlers
Uruknet September 10, 2010 – In Hebron, shopkeepers in the old town are obliged to cover their stalls with metal grills to protect them from rubbish thrown from the windows of Israeli settlers. On the West Bank, the town of Hebron is known for being the site of frequent incidents between the several hundred settlers, supported by the Israeli army,…
Video: Human Rights Group Accuses Israel of Sexual and Physical Abuse of Child Detainees
Uruknet September 10, 2010 – Leading fundamentalist rabbis gather in Israel to defend the publication of a book, Torat Ha’Melech, that attempted to provide halakhic justification for the killing of non-Jews, including innocent children and families. The gathering exposed not only the ferocious racism of a swath of Israel’s pro-settlement rabbinate, but the powerlessness of the government to stop them..
Britain loans Iran the Cyrus Cylinder, ‘world’s first human rights charter’
The National 11 Sep 2010 – The 2,500-year-old clay artefact has returned to the National Museum in Tehran after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic republic
Emirate Ramadan Program is best in Palestine, UNRWA
WAFA – ABU DHABI, September 11, 2010 (WAFA)- The Commissioner General of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, has described Ramadan program by Khalifa bin Zayed
Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Urged to Abandon Israeli Event
WAFA – NEW YORK, September 11, 2010 (WAFA)- Folk music icon Pete Seeger has been urged by over 40 organizations, along with musicians close to him, to cancel his participation in a November internet event
Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation Ramadan programme is best relief programmes in Palestine, UNRWA
Relief Web 11 Sep 2010 – Source: Emirates News Agency
OPT: Easing measuresin Judea and Samaria – August 2010
Relief Web 11 Sep 2010 – Source: Government of Israel
To enhance PRCS’ humanitarian services: The Bosnian Merhamet’ Society visits PRCS and donates 5 ambulances to the Palestinian people
Relief Web 10 Sep 2010 – Source: Palestine Red Crescent Society
Iran postpones American woman’s release
YNet News – Sarah Shourd, jailed along with two friends for more than year in Iranian prison….
PM to demand peace deal end conflict
YNet News – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to demand during his next meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that as soon as an agreement is reached on the …….
Sinai: Bedouin killed by Moldovans seeking entry to Israel
YNet News – Egyptian police say a dispute between Moldovans and Bedouin traffickers demanding more money to take them to Israel has left one Bedouin dead. Security officials say …….
Who will replace Abbas in peace talks?
YNet News – Two Palestinian Authority officials are waging a quiet battle over who will stand at the head of the negotiating team in the peace talks between Israel and the …….
Palestinian Information Center
MP Natshe to be freed within days
PIC 11 Sep 2010 – MP Sheikh Mohammed Jamal Al-Natshe is to be freed from Israeli captivity next Wednesday after serving more than eight years in custody.
Palestinians of ’48: Peace talks are saving Israel
PIC 11 Sep 2010 – Palestinian political activists in territories occupied in 1948 are unanimous in rejecting the resumption of direct peace talks that are only to Israel’s interest, Al-Jazeera Net website reported.
IOA blocks Jerusalemite deputies from Eid prayers
PIC 11 Sep 2010 – The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) blocked the three Jerusalemite MPs threatened with deportation from attending the Eid prayers in the Aqsa Mosque on Friday.
Beitawi: Koran burning abhorrent religious bigotry
PIC 11 Sep 2010 – MP Sheikh Hamed al-Beitawi charged that American Rev. Terry Jones’s call to make September 11 an international annual Koran burning day is “a despicable act and abhorrent religious bigotry.”
IOF soldiers wound Bilin activist on Eid day
PIC 11 Sep 2010 – Foreign solidarity activists joined the Bilin villagers in their weekly protest march on Friday against the Israeli separation wall that cut off the villagers from their land.
Iran diplomat in Finland resigns to protest hard-liners at home
LA Times 11 Sep 2010 – Veteran diplomat Hossein Alizadeh says he quit because he believed Iran’s presidential election was unfair and marked by cheating. He also declares support for Iran’s opposition ‘green movement.’ The No. 2 diplomat at the Iranian Embassy in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, has resigned in protest of the hard-line government in Tehran, Finland’s national news agency reported Saturday.
Succession Gives Army a Stiff Test in Egypt
New York Times 11 Sep 2010 – Egypt’s military must decide whether to try to assure its status or to block President Hosni Mubarak’s son.
U.S. Urges Israel to Extend Settlement Moratorium
New York Times 11 Sep 2010 – President Obama asked Israel to extend the moratorium in the West Bank as a good-will gesture to help move forward peace talks with the Palestinians.
HEBRON: Israeli Military and Policemen Shut Three Palestinian Shops
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Palestine – Israeli soldiers and police weld shut three Palestinian shops near a regular “Open Shuhada Street” demonstration site, leaving one injured, one expelled, four imprisoned (and thousands still under military occupation).
HEBRON REFLECTION: Shuhada Street: Keeping the quiet (when there’s no peace to be kept)
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Palestine – Honest words between a soldier and peacemakers shed light on the difference between “keeping the peace” and making it.
AL BWEIREH, PALESTINE: Settlers “heat up the air”; outpost dismantled
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Palestine – Roadblocks are emblematic of a decade of military and settler harassment of Palestinians in Al Bweireh. Will the new one be more than a bump in the road for the Hill 86 settlement outpost?
Netanyahu said Iran was 3-5 years away from nuclear capability‚Äì back in ’95!
Mondoweiss – Back in 1995, Benjamin Netanyahu published a scary book called Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat the International Terrorist Network that says that radical Islam is trying to conquerthe west and extend Muslim rule. I carried a copy out with me to Jordan. From page 121: “…
In the Wake of 9/11, Israel Put Iran into the ‘Axis of Evil’
Mondoweiss – On September 11, 2001, after two terrorist attacks occurred on U.S. soil, Israeli political figures anticipated that the Americansfinally beable to empathize with Israel’s vulnerability toterror. In the hours immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Israeli leaders envisioned a massive…
On night before 9/11, New Yorkers voice strong support for Muslim community center
Mondoweiss – Rep. Keith Ellison’s speech to the candlelight vigil. (Video: Alex Kane) As the the anniversary of 9/11 and the Islamophobic rally led by far-right blogger Pamela Geller converge today, over 1,000 New Yorkers gathered Sept. 10 at Park Place in lower Manhattan for a candlelight vigil…
BBC bias: the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Sabbah report 11 Sep 2010 – By Anthony Lawson* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Whatever happened on the Mavi Marmara on the morning of 31 May 2010, the BBC’s Panorama team failed to give a balanced view of it in its so-called documentary, ‘Death in the Med’. Even the title sounds more…
“A framework agreement” between Israel and Palestinians: precursor to talks without end
Sabbah report 11 Sep 2010 – By Uri Avnery* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz There is a story about the man who dictated his will. He divided his property generously, provided for all the members of his family, rewarded his friends and did not forget his servants. He finished off with a…
CNN: Israel accused of mistreating Palestinian kids
Sabbah report 11 Sep 2010 – A human rights group is accusing Israel of mistreating Palestinian child detainees. CNN’s Paula Hancocks reports. For more reports on Israeli abuse of Palestinian kids: Defence for Children International ‚Äì Palestine Section ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association [[This is content summary only. Visit Sabbah…
Mideast Peace Talk Kabuki
Sabbah report 11 Sep 2010 – By Eric Margolis * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On 2 Sept, 2001, in a newspaper article, I wrote: “America’s strategic and economic interests in the Mideast and Muslim world are being threatened by the agony in Palestine, which inevitably invites terrorist attacks against US citizens and…
(en) Israel, Alasbarricadas interview with Ilan Shalif (Anarchists Against the Wall) (ca, it)
A-infos 11 Sep 2010 – Alasbarricadas interview Shalif Ilan, a veteran Israeli anarchist activist. We discuss in this interview his views on the situation in Palestine-Israel, following the attack on the Freedom Flotilla, and the latest developments in those lands. The situation there is very interesting for anarchist action, since, as…
Our September is harder than your September
Nasser Laham, Ma’an News Agency9/11/2010
We’re not violent, but we are very, very angry.
On the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the entire world mourns for the civilians who lost their lives.
In New York City Americans are reciting the names of the 2,752 victims who died when the World Trade Center collapsed.
People are standing for a moment of silence in memory of the victims and to show respect for their memories.
US President Barack Obama is taking part in a ceremony at the Pentagon, while Vice President Joe Biden attends a ceremony in New York.
Today is a moment of reflection. What have we learned?
— Al-Qaeda, the Islamist extremist organization, which says it threatens Zionists and “unbelievers,” has slaughtered predominately Muslims in the last nine years in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chechnya, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their victims are Muslim, not Israeli, not “unbelievers.” This makes Muslims wonder: Who are you fighting? Who’s your enemy? Why?
— America’s arrogance continued under former president George W. Bush, arguably the world’s worst leader since World War II. Despite his exit, marked by shoe-thrower Munthather Al-Zeida, America still doesn’t understand the difference between our needs and theirs. We search for water, medicine, housing and freedom. They’re exploring the solar system and ocean depths. more.. e-mail
Apropos ‘Peace Talks’
Gilad Atzmon, Dissident Voice9/10/2010
Needless to mention, I don’t hold my breath for the outcome of the current ‘peace talks’. As I mentioned many times before, Israelis are not interested in peace as they fail to grasp what peace is all about or what it stands for. Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace, is interpreted by Israelis and most Jews as ‘security for the Jews’. Shalom therefore has nothing to do with reconciliation or living amongst others. Shalom is a judeo-centric concept, it conveys an image of hope to one people only. The Israeli Palestinian conflict can never be resolved by a ‘shalom initiative’. Shalom is there to split the land and separate the people. It is there to deny the Palestinians of their elementary rights such as the Right of Return.
But let us assume for a second that I am completely wrong in my reading of the Israelis and their cultural and political understandings. Let’s for that purpose look into an imaginary scenario in which an Israeli PM wakes up one sunny morning with the unusual determination to bring about true peace. In the wee small hours, wisdom embraces him or her. He or she realises that Israel is in fact Palestine: it is stretched over historic Palestine at the expense of the Palestinian people, their livelihood and their history. He or she grasps that the Palestinians are the indigenous people of the land, and the rockets they shoot from time to time are nothing but love letters to their stolen villages, orchards, vineyards and fields.
Our imaginary Israeli PM realises that the so-called Israeli Palestinian conflict can be resolved in 25 minutes once both people decide to live together. Following the Israeli unilateral tradition, an immediate televised press conference is called on the same day at 2 PM. Captivated by true righteousness the PM announces to the world and his people “Israel realises its unique circumstances and its crucial responsibility for world peace. Israel calls the Palestinian people to return to their homes. The Jewish state is to become a state of its citizens where all people enjoy full equal rights”. more.. e-mail
Peace Process De ja Vu
Anthony Dimaggio, CounterPunch9/9/2010
Settlements are the Barrier to Real Peace
We’ve been here many times before. The “peace process” through which the U.S. allegedly seeks to broker a long lasting stability between Israelis and Palestinians reaches back a number of decades. Many readers of the American press will no doubt be fed up with the entire charade. How many negotiations does it take before a real peace agreement materializes? We’ve seen numerous initiatives in the form of the Bush I Baker Plan, the 1993 Oslo agreement, the 2000 Camp David meetings, the 2001 Taba Negotiations, the Bush administration’s “Road Map,” and now a renewed initiative under the Obama administration ‚Äì yet peace has eluded Israelis and Palestinians every step of the way.
To say that one favors “peace” is largely a meaningless statement at this point. American officials want “peace” in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the way they pursue it is through infinite war, occupation, and widespread destruction. Israelis strongly favor peace; they simply want a peace where Palestinians allow permanent settlements, military checkpoints, and bypass roads that will permanently create a set of Palestinian Bantustans which prohibit the emergence of a sovereign contiguous state. Israeli leaders also want to continue settlement construction, and maintain permanent control over Palestinian borders and airspace, not to mention over the city of Jerusalem (which has also been illegally occupied since 1967) and a prohibition on the establishment of a Palestinian army. American officials are more than happy to broker a “peace” on such terms, as Clinton attempted to do in 2000, which will result in permanent instability and misery for the people of Gaza and the West Bank.
Enter the new round of “peace” negotiations with Barack Obama. The New York Times reports that a major potential sticking point is that “the Israeli and Palestinian leaders did not confront the one issue that could sink these talks….” more.. e-mail
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