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.


Selected News Week of 5/07/11

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Thousands Mark Palestinian Nakba in Galilee



A High-Profile Call for Marriage Equality in Israel


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.



From Amnesty International eastmed@amnesty.org

Palestinian writer detained without charge by Israeli authorities


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



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