Olives for Hope

If the world is ever going to come to peace,
humanity can no longer be recognized 
on a case by case basis.

Reflections

Selected News Week of 4/14

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM

 Hero of Gaza: Vittorio Arrigoni, kidnapped and murdered

...His life's work is his legacy. It surpassed all boundaries. Vittorio Arrigoni has helped an endless list of Palestinian people over the years and his work has led to a great deal of exposure of the treatment of Palestinians under the Israeli occupation. As the world moves toward a real understanding of the reality of Gaza; Israeli snipers, constant fear and attacks on civilians from the Israeli military, Vittorio Arrigoni was a bright light. He was close to our friend and fellow writer Ken O'Keefe, and loved by thousands, perhaps millions. [links to his writings for Salem-News at end of article]

http://salem-news.com/articles/april142011/vittorio-arrigoni-tk.php

Israel may let new flotilla reach Gaza

Israel is considering allowing the Freedom Flotilla 2, due to sail next month, to reach Gaza, to prevent a repeat of last summer?s clash between flotilla participants and Israeli forces. A document drawn up by the foreign ministry in Jerusalem and presented to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested as one option allowing the vessels to reach Gaza without interference.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0414/breaking6.html

US campus activists facing increased repression

USC is not the only campus where solidarity activists have experienced disturbing attempts deny their First Amendment rights. Eleven Muslim students at the University of California Irvine are currently facing criminal charges for disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren.

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11912.shtml

Palestinians inaugurate first West Bank international soccer stadium

The first international soccer stadium in the West Bank was inaugurated yesterday, with French international star Lilian Thuram making the first kick.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/sports/palestinians-inaugurate-first-west-bank-international-soccer-stadium-1.356064

PCHR weekly report Apr 7-13

Last week's Israeli military attacks killed 18 Palestinians, according to the weekly report of the Palestinian Center of Human Rights ... Additionally, 38 civilians, including 14 children, a woman and two paramedics, and 4 resistance activists were wounded.

http://english.pnn.ps/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=9903&Itemid=63

Categories: News (items prior to 6/15/11)