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We provide links to articles we think will be of interest to our supporters, informing them of issues, events, debates and the wider context of the conflict. We are sympathetic to much of the content of what we post, but not to everything. The fact that something has been linked to here does not necessarily mean that we endorse the views expressed in it.
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Action Alerts


The BEDOUIN

We have posted more than 30 articles on The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev over the last three years

See the JfJfP briefing note on Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab and download our 2013 leaflet on the Prawer plan
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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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FFIPP Programs in Palestine/Israel

Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

For up to date details go to the FFIPP website.

Here are details of 2013 tours being organised by FFIPP-USA

We are now accepting applications for:
* FFIPP Academic Delegation to Gaza, June 3 to June 12, 2013.
* FFIPP Summer 2013 Internship for Human Rights and Just Peace in Palestine/Israel, June 1 to July 7,2013.
* FFIPP Educational Tour of the West Bank/Israel, June 1 to June 6, 2013.
FFIPP-I Summer 2013 Academic Delegation to Gaza
Co-sponsors: FFIPP-International and the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, GCMHP

 

Dates: June 3 to June 12, 2013


 

For faculty and students from around the globe.
The Delegation will be hosted by the  Gaza Community Mental Health Program, GCMHP
Faculty and Students for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-International, FFIPP-I, is now accepting applications for its summer educational delegation to the Gaza Strip, Palestine. This unique program offers an intimate, intensive, and experiential education on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and its people’s struggle for freedom and justice.
The delegation consists of 9 busy days of traveling around Gaza and meeting with leaders from grassroots organizations, research centers, and human rights organizations. Meetings may include the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, the YMCA, the Bader Society for Community Development, the Women’s Affairs Center, and faculty and students from Islamic University of Gaza, Al-Azhar University – Gaza, Al-Quds Open University and University College of Applied Sciences
 
Due to the constantly changing and, at times, risky conditions in Gaza, only applicants with demonstrated maturity, flexibility, high motivation, and understanding of the situation in Gaza will be considered.

 

Cost: Faculty:  $1200; Students: $800. Airfare, food and other living expenses are NOT covered by FFIPP-I.
Deadline to Apply  : May 3, 2013

 


For more information visit http://www.ffipp.org/delegations/ , email us at info@ffipp.org or call us at 413-992-7355
FFIPP-I Summer 2013 Internship for Human Rights and Just Peace in Palestine/Israel

 

Dates: June 1 – July 7, 2013

 

For college and university students from around the globe.

 

Intensive, on the ground, eye opening learning experience about the conflict in Palestine/Israel and the struggle for human rights, justice, and peace.
The program includes a week-long orientation course and one month of volunteer work in Palestinian and Israeli grassroots organizations, research centers, universities, and human rights organizations.
Photo caption: Interns visit to the remains of the 48 village of Al Birwe
FFIPP-I Summer 2013 Educational Tour to the Occupied West Bank/Israel

 

Dates: June 1 – June 6, 2013
For faculty and students from around the globe.
Participate on a daily basis or for a whole tour of 7 days. The precise itinerary will be determined at a later date and will be similar to previous educational tours.
Cost:  $175 per day.
FFIPP will provide transportation, guides, lodging, and arrange all meetings. Airfare and food are NOT covered by FFIPP.

 

FFIPP-USA is educating the academic community in North America about the situation and the possibilities for a just peace in Palestine/Israel by conducting internship programs and educational tours in Palestine/Israel for international faculty and students, as well as educational events on U.S. campuses. FFIPP-USA educational activities are rooted in a universal human ethic and the belief that students can learn best about Palestine/Israel from their own experiences of living and doing volunteer work in grassroots organizations, human rights and research centers in Palestine/Israel.
Donate  FFIPP-USA is a non-profit, 501(C) 3 organization
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