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40 prison guards killed in forest fire near the city of Haifa

Published December 2, 2010 on Palestine Video 

Maan News Agency: 40 dead in northern Israel fire

"According to the Israeli news site Ynet, Magen David Adom said a bus leaving Damon Prison caught fire. The bus carried some 50 passengers.

Damon Prison holds Palestinian women prisoners from the West Bank and Gaza, but Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqe said no detainees were hurt….

Dramatic video of Israel fighting worst fires in history, at least 40 killed

"RussiaToday | December 02, 2010

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Thousands of Irish Shoppers Demand that Dunnes Stores Stop Stocking Israeli Products

Published July 13,2010 on Palestine Video

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Press Release

29 Jul 2010
Thousands demand that Dunnes stop stocking Israeli goods

Petition: Thousands demand that Dunnes stop stocking Israeli goods

Today, Thursday 29th July 2010, at 1pm, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) delivered a petition to Dunnes Stores signed by over 6,000 shoppers across Ireland. The petition demands that Dunnes Stores stop stocking Israeli products, until Israel respects Palestinian rights and international law. Present at the handing-in were Brendan Archbold, the trade union official at the centre of the 1980s Dunnes strike when workers refused to handle South African goods, Freda Hughes IPSC National Chairperson, Aengus O'Snodaigh TD of Sinn Fein along with supporters of the campaign and members of both the Palestinian and South African communities in Ireland.

The petition has been signed by over 6,000 shoppers in a two-week blitz that has seen Palestine solidarity activists enlist the support of Dunnes’ customers across the country. Signatures have flooded in from Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Derry, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Newry, Wexford, Waterford, Bantry, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Sligo. In many locations around the country, solidarity activists presented their local Dunnes' managers with copies of the petitions they have collected.

This campaign comes a quarter-century after Dunnes was at the centre of a bitter two-year campaign of boycott and pickets, when it sacked a group of workers who refused to handle South African goods.

"Dunnes was on the wrong side of history, siding with the South African apartheid regime against its own workers," Freda Hughes, IPSC Chairperson, said. "This is a chance for it to put itself on the right side of history. Israel's treatment of Palestinians amounts to nothing short of Apartheid. We must not ignore the lessons of South Africa and how apartheid was ended there – essentially it jumped before it was pushed. The boycott campaign can, and should, be used to isolate Israel both figuratively and literally until such a time as it complies fully with international law and ends its Apartheid regime in Palestine. We are not asking consumers to boycott Dunnes Stores. We are asking Dunnes Stores, and consumers islandwide, to boycott Israeli goods and services. This campaign is not designed to negatively affect Irish jobs."

Ms. Hughes continued," We are delighted to see representatives from both the Palestinian and South African communities here today to show their solidarity and call for progressive steps to be taken in ending Israeli Aparthied and its abuse of human rights in the region. We are asking Dunnes to show its support for human rights and justice by refusing to stock Israeli goods just as the US chain-store Olympia Food Co-op in Washington State did last week."

Brendan Archbold said, "The parallels between the old Apartheid regime of South Africa and the state of Israel are quite striking. Just as South African forces shot and killed their own people in Sharpeville and Uitenhage, so too do the Israeli military adopt a shoot-to-kill policy whether it is in relation to the Palestinian people themselves or those peaceful supporters of the Palestinians aboard the international flotilla recently attacked by Israel."

Mr Archbold concluded with a call for a boycott of Israel, "Just as Israel models itself on the old racist regime in South Africa, so too must we must model our response on the boycott policy that contributed so much to the ending of Apartheid. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has adopted a comprehensive policy in relation to the isolation of Israel and it is now up to all trade unions and all trade unionists to ensure that this policy is implemented in full."

Aengus O'Snodaigh spoke of his support for this campaign and said,"Israel has a long history of human rights abuses against the people of Palestine, and it believes it is beyond reproach for its apartheid policies. Israel needs to understand there are political and economic consequences for its crimes, and a consumer and retailer boycott of Israeli goods is an important aspect of holding Israel to account. I support this petition, but also call on the Irish and other European governments to suspend Israel's preferential trading status with the EU under the Euro-Med Agreement."

The petition campaign is part of a coordinated international effort for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, which has seen actions take place in dozens of countries, including Israel and South Africa. Many South African organisations, and figures including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have endorsed the BDS campaign.

IPSC Homepage: http://www.ipsc.ie

Petitions demanding boycotting Israeli goods delivered to Dunnes Stores 29 July 2010:

"TradeUnionTVIreland | July 30, 2010

Thursday 29th July 2010, at 1pm, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) delivered a petition to Dunnes Stores signed by over 6,000 shoppers across Ireland. The petition demands that Dunnes Stores stop stocking Israeli products, until Israel respects Palestinian rights and international law. Present at the handing-in were Brendan Archbold, the trade union official at the centre of the 1980s Dunnes strike when workers refused to handle South African goods, Freda Hughes IPSC National Chairperson, Aengus O'Snodaigh TD of Sinn Fein along with supporters of the campaign and members of both the Palestinian and South African communities in Ireland.

The petition has been signed by over 6,000 shoppers in a two-week blitz that has seen Palestine solidarity activists enlist the support of Dunnes' customers across the country. Signatures have flooded in from Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Derry, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Newry, Wexford, Waterford, Bantry, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Sligo. In many locations around the country, solidarity activists presented their local Dunnes' managers with copies of the petitions they have collected.

This campaign comes a quarter-century after Dunnes was at the centre of a bitter two-year campaign of boycott and pickets, when it sacked a group of workers who refused to handle South African goods.
(c) Paula Geraghty
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Petitions demanding boycotting Israeli goods delivered to Dunnes Stores 29 July 2010

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

SUPERPOWER: The Truth Can Be Hidden [Video]

SUPERPOWER: The Truth Can Be Hidden

"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know."   -Harry S. Truman

a documentary film by Barbara-Anne Steegmuller

SUPERPOWER is a comprehensive film that asks tough questions and goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus and military actions. Far from a conspiracy film about the dangers of government secrets and regime change, this well-balanced film straddles the philosophical divide and allows viewers to understand the US quest for global dominance through economic and military strategy that is exposed through review of historical events, personal interviews, and analysis of US foreign policy.

Featuring interviews with Michel Chossudovsky, Bill Blum, Chalmers Johnson and Noam Chomsky and many others.

Award Winning Movie "SUPERPOWER" -Trailer

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Israel Demolishes 3 Palestinian Homes in Issawiya, Jerusalem

Published July 13, 2010 on Palestine Video

Issawiya Home Demolition:

aicvideo | July 13, 2010

Israel continued its assault on Palestinians in East Jerusalem as it demolished three homes in Issawiya Tuesday morning (13/07).

For more information, visit http://alternativenews.org

Israel destroys Palestinian homes:

"AlJazeeraEnglish | July 13, 2010

Israeli authorities have demolished at least seven homes in different Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

The homes are the first to be torn down since October 2009 and have provoked strong criticism from the Palestinians who say it proves Israel is not committed to peace.

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports.

July 13, 2010

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Beit Ommar Demonstration Against Colonization 07/10/10

Two videos

1 Arrested, 3 Injured in Beit Ommar International Court of Justice Demonstration
Source: Palestine Solidarity Project

On Saturday, July 10, approximately 50 Palestinian, international and Israeli activists marched towards the fence of the Karmei Tsur settlement for their weekly demonstration against the illegal settlements and the continued confiscation of Palestinian land through settlement expansion and the Annexation Barrier. This week, the participants planned to hold their own session of the International Court of Justice, in honor of the 6 year anniversary of the ICJ court decision that declared the Annexation Wall illegal. The group approached the settlement and began reading statements as witnesses and the prosecution, condemning the confiscation of land, demanding reparations for land and lives lost, as well as injuries to internationals during peaceful protest, and an end to the construction of illegal structures of the Occupation. Almost immediately, however, the Israeli soldiers present, who were waiting for the group outside the fence, announced that the area was a closed military zone and the demonstration had two minutes to disperse. Local residents insisted on their right to remain on their privately-owned land undisturbed. When one Israeli activist attempted to argue with the soldiers, he was arrested. He was then blindfolded and held in a jeep on location before being taken to Kiryat Arba settlement and police station; he was released later in the day.

The military then violently attacked the crowd, pushing them back towards the Palestinian homes of Beit Ommar and throwing sound grenades and tear gas canisters. Sound grenades were thrown deliberately so that they would explode very close to participants, resulting in the head injuries of a twelve year-old boy and a journalist as well as another teenage boy. An ambulance and medic team treated all three on the spot.

Beit Ommar Demonstration 07/10/10:

"PalestineSolidarity | July 10, 2010

A demonstration at the Karmei Tsur settlement in which locals from Beit Ommar attempted to hold enact a hearing of the International Court of Justice. Participants, playing the part of prosecution and witnesses, read statements condemning Israeli settlements, the Annexation Barrier, and other elements of the Israeli Occupation. One participant was then arrested before the group was attacked with sound grenades and tear gas.

Demonstration against settlement in the… – no comment:

"nocommenttv | July 11, 2010

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Omar Barghouti discusses BDS 27-06-2010.wmv

Published June 27, 2010 on Palestine Video

planxtysumoud | June 27, 2010 | 10 minutes

Cofounder of the Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and leading light of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, Omar Barghouti discusses the burgeoning of support from civil society worldwide for BDS since the horrific slaughter visited on Gaza by Israel in winter 2008- 2009 and the Mavi Mara massacre. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) refers to an international economic campaign initiated by the July 9, 2005, call of 171 Palestinian non-governmental organizations "… for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights." The three stated goals of the campaign are: 1. An end to Israel's "occupation and colonization of all Arab lands", as well as "dismantling of the Wall;" 2. Israeli recognition of the "fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality;" and 3. Israeli respect, protection, and promotion of "the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194." http://bdsmovement.net/

Omar Barghouti discusses BDS 27-06-2010.wmv

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Part 1: Nabi Saleh Protests Against Israeli Blood Diamonds 25-06-2010.wmv

planxtysumoud | June 25, 2010 | 9:54

Today, yet again, protestors in Nabi Salah were subjected to merciless Israeli violence with one youth injured and ambulanced away for treatment. This time, however, the perpetrators were repeatedly challenged by a brave, brave woman: Huwaida Arraf, who blocked with her body two Israeli Occupation Forces soldiers from firing killer, high velocity tear gas projectiles at some stone throwing youth. With telling truth she informed them that: "The demonstration was over and their continued presence was designed to provoke and intimidate and to go home". Her pleas were in vain as the IOF made continuous terrorising forays on foot and jeep into the village until late into the evening. Prior to the protest, at the cermony in the village square honouring the many Palestinians jailed for inordinate periods of time by Israel for resisting the Occupation, she urged people of live conscience worldwide to boycott Israeli blood diamonds as the cut diamonds are the foundation of the Israeli economy and amount to some $20 billion in exports annually. Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American human rights activist who co-founded the International Solidarity Movement and is currently chair of the Free Gaza Movement, she was on board Challenger 1, one of the six siege-breaking ships ferrying desperately needed humanitarian supplies to Gaza when the flotilla was murderously attacked in international waters by Israeli commandos on 31st May 2010 – nine other human rights activists aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara were murdered in cold blood, . Huwaida witnessed the terrorist attack on the Marmara before her own ship was boarded and its passengers and crew subjected to Israeli savagery. In August 2008, Huwaida was on the Free Gaza boats that sailed from Cyprus to Gaza, the first boats to challenge Israel's closure of the Strip and dock in Gaza Port in over 40 years. She has since lead 4 other successful solidarity missions to Gaza with the Free Gaza Movement. In February 2009 Huwaida was part of a National Lawyers Guild delegation that traveled to Gaza to document possible Israeli violations of international law and war crimes that may have been committed during Operation Cast Lead

Part 1: Nabi Saleh Protests Against Israeli Blood Diamonds 25-06-2010.wmv

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2010 in Uncategorized