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Support Amnesty International's campaign to Bring Mordechai Vanunu to London in June
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Did you know?



Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
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Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
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Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
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30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
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* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
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* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013
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Posts

Newsletter 28 Dec 2008

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2 8 / D e c e m b e r / 2 0 0 8 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future Summary 1. The crisis in Gaza – what you can do 2. The crisis – background 3. The Shministim – latest 4. The United Nations Human Rights Committee 1. The crisis in […]

Newsletter 15 Dec 2008

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1 5 / D e c e m b e r / 2 0 0 8 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future The situation in Palestine, particularly in Gaza, remains critical. The Shministim (Refusenik) resistance in Israel needs support What you can do: 1. Write to your MP outlining the crisis in the Gaza […]

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The JfJfP banner is currently on display in Paris at the Palais de Tokyo as part of an exhibition of Ed Hall’s political banners.

Newsletter 03 Dec 2008

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0 3 / D e c e m b e r / 2 0 0 8 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future EU-Israel Association Agreement – protest called for The agreement with Israel looks set to being upgraded this very week when the issue goes before the European Parliament on 4th December. Leila Shahid, […]