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23 September 2011 — Electronic Intifada

A verdict is expected very soon in the Irvine 11 trial.
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Why is there a peace center named after that thug Peres? By David Cronin, 22 September 2011

Fans of Israeli president promote a free trade agreement that will harm Palestinians.

Thousands rally in West Bank for statehood bid By Jalal Abukhater, 21 September 2011

While Palestinians are defenseless and under attack in villages and cities around the West Bank, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem, and Hebron to show support for the United Nations bid for Statehood and express their full support for their leader, Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinian Authority orders mosques to praise Abbas, UN bid By Ali Abunimah, 21 September 2011

The Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled by Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah has ordered all mosques to join its campaign in support of Abbas and the PA’s bid for UN membership.

Jury in Irvine 11 trial goes to deliberation after attorneys’ closing arguments By Nora Barrows-Friedman, 20 September 2011

Defense attorneys tell the jurors in the Irvine 11 case that they “stand between democracy and creeping fascism,” and should find the students not guilty of criminal charges for their nonviolent protest which was protected under the right to free speech.

Mounting settler violence forces Palestinian youth to postpone first ever Model UN By Jalal Abukhater, 20 September 2011

The first ever Model UN conference in Palestine has had to be postponed due to the rising threat of violence by Israeli settlers.

Israel pays for junket by British MPs By David Cronin, 20 September 2011

Register of interest shows Conservatives accept free trip from Israel’s foreign ministry.

From the court: Defense begins closing arguments in Irvine 11 trial By Nora Barrows-Friedman, 19 September 2011

The prosecution claims that the Irvine 11 students unlawfully conspired to “censor” Israeli ambassador Michael Oren, while the defense argues that the students were in their full constitutional rights to exercise free speech.

A Palestinian State like France By Rana Baker, 19 September 2011

The complexity of the entire world seems to have crippled off my brain the day I put one leg in Brussels and the other in France. I couldn’t believe that both Gaza and France march over the very same planet.

Is Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh supporting a one-state solution for Palestine? By Ali Abunimah, 19 September 2011

Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives that seems to support formal Israeli apartheid. Or does it in fact support a one-state solution with equal voting rights for Israelis and Palestinians alike?

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