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 5/07/11

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Thousands Mark Palestinian Nakba in Galilee

http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/israeli-society/3587-thousands-mark-palestinian-nakba-in-galilee-

 

A High-Profile Call for Marriage Equality in Israel

http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/137680/


Israeli: Islam is not a threat. Israel is.

This one voice of an Israeli mother displays more humanity and concern for the Muslim Ummah than most of the Mosque leaders in this country.

http://www.mpacuk.org/story/010710/israeli-islam-not-threat-israel.html


Israel stripped 140,000 Palestinians of residency rights

Document revealsThousands of Palestinians who left the West Bank to work or study between 1967 and 1994 had residency rights revoked

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/11/israel-palestinians-residency-rights


Israel is getting away with 'robbing' the Palestinians of $105 million

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/israel-is-getting-away-with-robbing-palestinian-taxes-1.360975


Israel braces for 'Nakba Day

IDF boosts West Bank deployment as Palestinians prepare to mark 'disaster' of Jewish State's establishment; police bracing for possible violence within Green Line, Arab-Israelis hold major rally Tuesday

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4066929,00.html


Judge delays demolition of 22 homes in east Jerusalem until mayor's plans for park approved

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4067176,00.html


Israel's new laws promote repression

As Arabs across the region struggle for freedom and democracy, Israeli law seems to be headed in the opposite direction.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/05/201151094314585794.html


A section of the West Bank barrier under construction suspended.

Israel has suspended construction work on a 25-mile section of its controversial separation barrier in the West Bank in order to save money, it says.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/11/israel-west-bank-barrier

 


From Amnesty International eastmed@amnesty.org

Palestinian writer detained without charge by Israeli authorities

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/palestinian-writer-detained-without-charge-israeli-authorities-2011-05-10


Tony Kushner: an angel in America

Kushner's drama has explored the McCarthyite witchhunts. How ironic that he was persecuted for criticising Israel's government

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/11/tony-kushner-cuny-honorary-degree

 


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