VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 21 January 2013: Israeli Authorities Change Route Of Wall To Fully Annex Jerusalem For Israel

21 January 2012 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Army Demolishes Six Residential Structures Near Hebron
IMEMC – Monday – January 21, Israeli soldiers invaded the Ath-Thaheriyya town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished six Palestinian homes and structures. …

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VTJP News & Articles 15 October 2012: EU support for Israeli crimes makes it unworthy of Nobel Peace Prize

15 October 2012 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Army Invades Azzoun, Imposes Curfew
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Azzoun village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and imposed curfew on the village forcing its residents under house arrest. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 22 September, 2011: Knesset moves forward on bill granting Israel unchecked, draconian powers

22 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Military Storm Villages, Break Into West Bank Homes
IMEMC РThursday September 22, 2011 Р20:10, Israeli military stormed the villages of Burqin and al-‘Arqah near the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday. Military vehicles patrolled the streets of the villages, no arrests were reported.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 August, 2011: Draft Knesset bill to drop Arabic as official Israeli language

6 August , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Abbas To Visit Lebanon To Hold Talks on Palestinian Statehood
IMEMC – Saturday August 06, 2011 – 06:04, Palestinian sources reported that President Mahmoud Abbas will be visiting Lebanon in the middle of this month as he accepted an official invitation from the Lebanese president, Michael Suleiman Aoun. Lebanon will be heading the UN security Council in September.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 4 August, 2011: Israeli Knesset considers bill to end ‘democratic’ element of Israeli state

4 August , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

UN Committee enters Gaza for first time in 43 years
IMEMC – Friday August 05, 2011 – 01:00, For the first time in forty-three years, an investigative committee of the United Nations General Assembly has managed to enter the Gaza Strip.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 3 August, 2011: How Netanyahu’s Israel is like Monty Python’s cheese shop

3 August , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

PLO Report: “Six Palestinians Killed in July, 230 Kidnapped, 32 Structures Demolished”
IMEMC – Thursday August 04, 2011 – 03:16, The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) reported that, in July, Israeli soldiers killed six Palestinians, kidnapped 230 others, and demolished 32 homes and structures in the occupied territories. Israel is also planning a new settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.

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The boycott law subverts Israeli democracy — Haaretz

11 July 2011 — Ha’aretz Editorial

Knesset members who vote for the anti-Boycott Law must understand they are supporting the gagging of protest in an effort to liquidate democracy.

Today, the Knesset was slated to approve the final reading of the Boycott Prohibition Law, which imposes severe punishments on anyone who calls, directly or indirectly, for boycotting Israel. Inter alia, the law says any person or organization that calls for boycotting Israel, including by calling for a boycott of the settlements, would be deemed guilty of a civil offense. Organizations that call for boycotts would not be entitled to receive tax-deductible donations or obtain funding from the state.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 11 July, 2011: Study: Israel’s wall segregates 13 percent of West Bank

11 July , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Last witness testifies in Rachel Corrie case; family says Israel suppressed evidence
IMEMC – Monday July 11, 2011 – 21:07, The last witness testified Sunday in an Israeli court case seeking justice for slain peace activist Rachel Corrie. Col. Pinhas (Pinky) Zuaretz claimed that Rachel’s death was her own fault for “running towards the fire”.

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Britain accused of collaborating with Israel over Salah arrest

29 June 2011 — The Guardian

Arab Israelis and Palestinians say arrest of Sheikh Raed Salah in London is ‘strange’ and ‘illegitimate’, and call for his release

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Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

Arab Israelis and Palestinians have accused the British government of collaborating with Israel in detaining Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel.

Ibrahim Sarsur, a United Arab List member of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, described the arrest of Salah as ‘strange’. He said: ‘Sheikh Salah is one of the leading figures in the Arab Israeli community. He travelled to the UK legitimately, and he had no knowledge of any ban on his entering the UK, so we are surprised and disappointed by this illegitimate procedure.’

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Defend the Rights of Palestinian Citizens in Israel

21 July, 2010 — PSC

Wednesday 28th July 2010, 19.00, House of Commons
Speakers:
Haneen Zoubi MK – Israeli Knesset member on the Mavi Marmara
Dr Jamal Zahalka MK– Leader of the Balad party, Knesset
Talab Al-Sana MK – Bedouin Knesset member

PSC and the Middle East monitor have organised a meeting with three Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset to discuss the challenges of living in Israel.

Find out about the work that Palestinian Knesset members are carrying out to represent their electorate, despite the overwhelming difficulties they face on a daily basis.

The meeting will be a unique opportunity to hear about the serious attacks on the democratic rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, following the decision last week to remove parliamentary privileges of Haneen Zoubi for her participation in the flotilla taking humanitarian aid to Gaza.

RSVP essential. To reserve a seat please email: events@memonitor.org.uk

Get your MP to sign EDM 508: Haneen Zoubi MK

Jeremy Corbyn MP has tabled an early day motion stating ‘ That this House is concerned that Israeli Knesset member Haneen Zoubi has had a number of her parliamentary privileges withdrawn because she participated in the Freedom Flotilla which attempted to take aid to Gaza in May 2010; believes that the siege of Gaza is wrong; and applauds Haneen Zoubi for her courage in exposing this.

Please contact your MP and ask them to sign the EDM before the summer recess break (begins: July 27th)

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from communities across the UK. Join PSC today!

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MK Regev tells MK Zoabi: Go to Gaza, traitor!

2 June, 2010

Rightist lawmaker Moshe Mutz Matalon (Yisrael Beitenu) told Zoabi, “Nice work. In one day you’ve managed to accomplish what the treacherous people around you have been trying to do for years. Unfortunately, the (commando) fighters (who raided the aid flotilla) acted with too much restraint. They left only nine floating voters.”YNet News

Fight breaks out in Knesset as members turn violent towards Arab MK who took part in Gaza flotilla Amnon Meranda

Knesset members on Wednesday slammed MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), who took part in the flotilla to Gaza raided by the IDF on Monday. Fears of violence against her by other MKs have led the Knesset to grant her personal security guards.

MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu) chased Zoabi in an attempt to keep her from speaking, and a fight broke out at the podium. Other MKs tried to separate between the two women, and eventually Michaeli was removed from the hall.

Each MK was allotted one minute to speak, but Zoabi took longer because of the many disruptions by other MKs present. When Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin asked her to descend from the podium she refused, and also had to be physically removed.

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