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BBC4 – Monday 3rd March
The Village that Fought Back: Five Broken Cameras
Oscar-nominated film compiled from the video diary of a Palestinian farmer who documents unrest in his West Bank village. Emad Burnat starts filming with his first camera following the birth of his fourth son.
Support Freedom of Expression! Oppose Intimidation!
Petition circulated by Judith Butler & Rahid Khalidi
Stop killer drones - End EU support for Israel’s arms companies
Sign the Drinking water in Gaza petition
Demand release and proper medical care for ill Palestinian prisoners
We have posted more than 30 articles on The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev over the last three years
URGENT action is needed on this issue now. Please do the things listed here (click on each item).
See the JfJfP briefing note on Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab and download the new leaflet on the Prawer plan
* Support Rabbis for Human Rights financial appeal to fight the Bedouin evictions
* Lobby Foreign Secretary Hague to stop the Prawer Plan
* Support the Amnesty International appeal: "Don't evict tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens"
* Sign the Avaaz petition
* Get your MP to sign the EDM 306, "Ethnic Cleansing of Bedouin People in Israel"
Did you know?
Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports —
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
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
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
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.
* 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
* 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
16 Jan: EJJP lobbies EU in support of the EU Commission Guidelines, Aug 2013–Jan 2014
29 November: JfJfP, with many others, signs a "UK must protest at Bedouin expulsion" letter
November: Press release, letter to the Times and advert in the Independent on the Prawer Plan
September: Briefing note and leaflet on the Prawer Plan
September: JfJfP/EJJP on the EU guidelines with regard to Israel
14th June: JfJfP joins other organisations in protest to BBC
2nd June: A light unto nations? - a leaflet for distribution at the "Closer to Israel" rally in London
24 Jan: Letter re the 1923 San Remo convention
18 Jan: In Support of Bab al-Shams
17 Jan: Letter to Camden New Journal about Veolia
11 Jan: JfJfP supports public letter to President Obama
Comments in 2012 and 2011
* A how-to-lobby guide
May 2012 EDM:
Living in the Holy Land and the national curriculum
May 2012 EDM:
Administrative detention in Palestine
Jan 2012 EDM:
Proposed EU legislation on financing of illegal activity in the West Bank
Oct 2011 EDM:
Prisoner exchange and Palestinian child prisoners
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
* Tell BT to hang up on the Occupation
* Stop Veolia
* Boycott Ahava
* End the trade in settlement goods
* Stop Arming Israel
Buy fairtrade Zaytoun Palestinian olive oil
Some previous Appeals
Israeli government officials
Rare Detailed 1946 Map of Palestine
This map is signed (top left corner) by Moshe Dayan. The full size image is large and may take a while to download.
March 17th, 2009 | Category: News |
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