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Jews triumph at the Co-Op . . . for now

Jews have triumphed at the Park-Side Co-Op, but they are steadily losing the battle overall. 

BDS activists to US jazz legend McCoy Tyner: Cancel your performance in Petach Tikva

Boycott From Within has posted a letter to jazz musician McCoy Tyner, encouraging him to respect the Palestinian call for boycott and cancel his upcoming gig in Petach Tikva on 10 March.

Delegitimizing discrimination: struggle of Palestinians in Israel focus of new book

But perhaps the book’s greatest contribution is its dissection of political Zionism, providing a framework to understand why a state that defines itself as Jewish cannot be democratic. A state that defines itself as belonging to one ethnic group, White shows, is inherently wedded to discrimination and inequality, combining elements of both an ethnocracy and a theocracy, but not the kind of pluralistic democracy that guarantees equal rights for all and protections for national minorities.

Israël entraînera l’Amérique dans sa chute

C’est acquis. Il n’y aura pas de nouvel État palestinien. Mais le déclin de l’influence et du pouvoir de nuisance de l’Entité israélienne semblent irréversiblement amorcés.

How Israel takes its revenge on boys who throw stones

Child detention figures

7,000 [Figure corrected, with apologies for earlier production error.] The estimated number of Palestinian children detained and prosecuted in Israeli military courts since 2000, shows a report by Defence for Children International Palestine (DCIP).

87 The percentage of children subjected to some form of physical violence while in custody. About 91 per cent are also believed to be blindfolded at some point during their detention.

12 The minimum age of criminal responsibility, as stipulated in the Military Order 1651.

62 The percentage of children arrested between 12am and 5am.

Netherlands pulls out of UN anti-racism meeting over Israel

The Netherlands also boycotted the last UN anti-racism conference in 2009 because of the Israel issue.

Napalm Death, please cancel your concert in Tel Aviv

We are Palestinian students and youth based in Gaza, among 1.5 million in a tiny Strip of land the size of Britain’s Isle of white, surrounded and kept captive in a medieval siege by the Israeli Occupation Forces, the fourth most powerful army in the world. Over a million of us in Gaza are United Nations refugees, expelled by the Israeli army to make way for the Israeli state to be built over the ruins of our 531 villages and 10 urban neighborhoods destroyed and emptied, in a process that fits the definition of ethnic cleansing.

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Russia Today: Terrorist Israeli Government is bringing America down and Israel too

US President Barack Obama says the US's relationship with Israel is as strong as it has ever been, but is that really so? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to the White House today to make nice, but was the meeting anything more than a photo op? Norman Finkelstein and Morton Klein debate the US-Israel relationship and what it means for America.

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Israel opposes Palestinian Easter

Palestinian Christians of various denominations celebrated Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) in the 'Old City' of al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid tight Israeli security measures this year.

Israel may ask U.S. for $20 billion more in security aid, Barak says

Defense Minister tells Wall Street Journal that Israel must be on guard considering the unrest sweeping the Arab world, adding increased aid could help make Israel a 'stabilizer in such a turbulent region'.

Roger Waters Calling Musicians to Boycott Israel

The Pink Floyd star has taken a jab at the nation's 'two-tiered racist system' during his appearance on TV news network Al Jazeera, saying 'It's insane.'

Facing Up To Jewish Nationalism and Racist Violence

With Feeling the Hate, we edited an hour of footage into a four-minute video that focused on the hatred many Jewish nationalists in Israel and the United States felt towards President Barack Obama. Our unreleased footage contains statements by the same kids about Palestinians. The political science major who said “I know my shit” but didn’t know who the Israeli prime minister was told us that the Palestinians should all be transferred to a small corner in the West Bank and kept there in a virtual cage. The boisterous young man with the mesh hat who remarked, “We don’t want any Nazi shit, Obama!” defended Israeli Foreign Minister Avidgor Lieberman’s proposal to strip citizenship from “disloyal” Palestinian citizens. These drunk kids in bars had a coherent, if very simplistic, ideological basis for their racism. It is called Jewish nationalism.

Africa - 12 Jews Honored on Stamps as Apartheid Fighters

The postal services of Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone will simultaneously issue a set of three commemorative postal sheets on Tuesday in memory of 12 Jews – men and women – who fought Apartheid and racism in Africa.

'Jewish vessel' passenger: Soldier tasered me

Passengers aboard Gaza-bound vessel refute IDF claims of non-violent takeover. 'There are no words to describe what we went through,' former pilot Yonatan Shapira says. Holocaust survivor who took part in sail: I can't sleep at night because of what Israel is doing to Gazans

Reuven Moskowitz, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor who was also aboard the vessel, backed Shapira's claim. "We are people who came with a message of peace and we did not anticipate a burst of violence against us, but the officers acted violently.

Jewish aid convoy sets sail for Gaza


A relief mission entirely composed of Jewish human rights campaigners has set sail from northern Cyprus to break Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip.

The activists, who are of Israeli, German, British and American nationalities, departed for the coastal sliver on Sunday, AFP reported.

Earlier in the year, Israeli commandos attacked the Freedom Flotilla, a Turkish-backed aid convoy carrying aid supplies to Gaza. The assault in international waters killed nine Turkish activists on board the fleet's lead vessel, MV Mavi Marmara.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Andy David called the Jewish cause "a provocative joke that isn't funny."

Boats reach Gaza despite blockade

Human rights activists reach Hamas-ruled strip by sea, despite Israeli blockade.

Two vessels carrying 46 international human rights activists have reached the Gaza Strip, despite Israel's strict 14-month siege of the Palestinian territory.

The end of the mission to symbolically break the siege came after Israel backed down from an earlier warning to the 'Free Gaza' protest group not to breach the blockade.

Al Jazeera's Ashraf Amritti in Gaza said: "The arrival of these two boats is a very symbolic gesture for the Palestinian cause, to end the siege, end the occupation.

In fact, those phrases are written across the peace boats which carry flags from more than 70 nationalities."

Top Israeli Zionist rabbi rapes boys!

Israeli police say there is sufficient evidence to press charges against Rabbi Mordechai Elon in the allegations of sexual abuse leveled against him by former students.

They said that the prominent religious Zionist rabbi should be tried for allegedly committing indecent acts by force against minors.

Police investigators said that they have talked to a number of people and two boys have agreed to testify that the rabbi had sexually assaulted them between 2005 and 2006 when they were minors.

American VIP humiliated at airport

Prof. Donna Shalala, Clinton's secretary of health, arrives in Israel in order to fight academic boycott against Israel, claims she was held at Ben-Gurion Airport just because she has Arab last name.

Arab guilty of rape after consensual sex with Jew

Israeli man of Arab origin sentenced to 18 months in prison after telling a woman that he was also Jewish

An Israeli man of Arab origin has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew.

Jewish flotilla to break Gaza siege

[b]German Jewish group prepares flotilla to protest Israel's blockade on Gaza. 'Activists frightened, but not by Hamas,' member of organization says.[/b] [url=http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3899915,00.html]YNetNews[/url] 06 June 2010 The German-Jewish organization Jewish Voice for Peace in the Middle East is preparing a Jewish flotilla to the Gaza Strip. "We intend to leave around July," a member of the organization, Kate Leitrer, said to Ynet.

Rise people, rise: call for zero tolerance of Israeli crimes

Rich Wiles views Israel’s murder of peace activists aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla against the background of a long history of Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. He reminds us that, even as the world was mourning the murder of the peace activists, Israeli soldiers and settlers continued to murder Palestinians.

'Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea'

Activist Idris Simsek, who was on board one of the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla during the Israeli attack, claims that four wounded activists were thrown into the sea.

The Israeli troops also put immense psychological pressure on the activists of the Freedom Flotilla, the Turkish daily Today's Zaman quoted Simsek as saying in an article published on Saturday.

Simsek said they expected some harassment from the Israeli forces but did not expect an armed attack.

To Shabbos Jones & InfoWhores: NY Times confirms Israel started hostilities on flotilla!

The NY Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, whose objectivity was cast into doubt because his son actively serves in the IDF, has just published a detailed article on the flotilla massacre.

The second paragraph jumps off the page:

The crack of an Israeli sound grenade and a hail of rubber bullets from above were supposed to disperse activists, but instead set them into motion. And when three Israeli commandos slid down ropes out of helicopters to take over the ship, a crowd set upon them.

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