Zionist incitement to violence against SPSC speakers: Gideon Levy and Ben White

19 September, 2010 — Scottish Palestine Solidarity Committee

The last speaker hosted by Scottish PSC was Israeli journalist Gideon Levy, in August. Shortly after his speaking tour, the Jewish Telegraph published a letter calling for the speaker to be ‘eliminated’, killed. The Jewish Telegraph is now the subject of several complaints to the Press Complaints Commission, on the grounds that publications in this country should not incite the murder of public figures, however acceptable that may be in Israel. (How long would the police have taken to make an arrest if a UK Muslim publication had called for the ‘elimination’ of a well-known journalist?)

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Netherlands cancels Israeli mayors tour By Jonathan Lis

19 September, 2010 — Haaretz

Dutch Foreign Ministry cancels tour because participant list includes settlement representatives.

The Netherlands on Sunday cancelled a tour of the country by a forum of Israeli mayors because their group included representatives of West Bank settlements.

The professional delegation, funded by the Joint Distribution Committee, a Jewish-American charity, was supposed to fly to the Netherlands next month to study public policy and local governance.

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Lieberman: Peace talks must reassess Israeli-Arabs’ right to citizenship By Barak Ravid

19 September, 2010 — Ha’aretz

With the Palestinians refusing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, negotiations must tackle issue of Israeli-Arab ‘loyalty’, foreign minister says – prompting accusations of ‘apartheid and ethnic cleansing’ from Arab MK.

Israeli Arab politicians responded furiously Sunday to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s suggestion suggesting that “disloyal” members of that sector should take Palestinian citizenship.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 18 September, 2010: Disbanding the Palestinian Authority would scupper Israeli strategy

18 September, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

JCSER: “Bound Palestinian Shot To Death By Israeli Policemen”
IMEMC – 18 Sep 2010 – Saturday September 18, 2010 – 12:42, The Documentation and Research Unit at the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights (JCSER) reported Saturday that the Palestinian resident from Jerusalem who was shot by an Israeli soldiers in Tel Aviv on September 14 was bound before he was killed.

Ma’an News

Report: Gaza-bound Syrian aid ship sets sail
9/18/2010 – TARTOUS, Syria (Ma’an) — An aid boat destined for Gaza set sail Saturday from the Syrian port of Tartous, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported. State Minister for the Syrian Red Crescent Basahr Al-Shaar said the ship will bring 650 tons of humanitarian aid, including 40 tons of medical supplies, and will travel….

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 15 September, 2010: Terror In The Village That Became A Minefield

15 September, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Court Says Criminal Probe Into Fatal Shooting Of Two Palestinians “Unnecessary”
IMEMC – 15 Sep 2010 – Thursday September 16, 2010 – 03:01, The Israeli High Court Of Justice had decided that a petition demanding a full investigation into the fatal shooting of two Palestinians in Awarta village near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, is “unnecessary” as the Israeli army had already ordered an investigation.

One Palestinian Killed, Two Wounded in Rafah
IMEMC – 15 Sep 2010 – Thursday September 16, 2010 – 00:31, The Israeli Air Force fired a number of missiles at the “Tunnels Area” in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one resident and wounding two others.

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For Palestinians, settler abuse is only the beginning of the ordeal By Avi Issacharoff

18 September, 2010 — Haaretz

A Palestinian from the northern West Bank looking to file a complaint against settlers must appear in person at the Ariel police station – but Palestinians are prohibited from entering Israeli territory.

Almost every few weeks (or days, depending on the season), the following ceremony repeats itself in Palestinian villages around Nablus: A group of Israeli settlers from one of the outposts in the West Bank hills attacks Palestinian farmers while they are grazing sheep or working the fields, hoping to throw them off Palestinian land.

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The Fraudulent Criminalization of Marijuana By William John Cox

15 September, 2010 — William John Cox The Peoples Voice

For almost 40 years, the United States has waged a war on its own citizens who have used marijuana as a part of a drug culture originally encouraged by the government. The war was commenced despite the government’s own findings that marijuana posed less of a risk to American society than alcohol, and that the greatest harm that would result from criminalization would be the injury caused to those arrested for possession and use. The harm caused by the war extends beyond its 15 million prisoners; its cost has exceeded a trillion dollars, and it has benefitted only those who profit from the illegal cultivation and sale of marijuana.

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