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Daithi MacAn Mhaistir Israeli Embassy protest April 17 2010

eirigisligeach April 17, 2010éirígí spokesperson Dáithí MacAn Mhaistir addresses protest outside Israeli Embassy for Palestinian prisoners Day April 17 2010

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eirigisligeach April 17, 2010Freda Mullin Hughes of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) addresses protest outside Israeli Embassy in Dublin to mark Palestinian Prisoners day.

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Protests against Veolia’s business deals in illegal Israeli settlements:

“presstvlondon — April 13, 2010 — Protestors held a rally outside the gates of the Natural History Museum in London today, where a photography exhibition sponsored by French multinational Veolia is taking place. Veolia has been mired in controversy lately over its contracts to collect rubbish in illegal Israeli settlements, and to build a tramway linking Jerusalem to the settlements. In Sweden last year, Veolia lost a multi-billion dollar transport contract after its Israeli tramway project was intensely criticised in the Swedish media.

Featuring

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Jews for Justice for Palestinians

Angus Geddes, Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Carol Gould, Author and Broadcaster

Jonathan Hoffman, Britain’s Zionist Federation”

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The Elders hear first hand about life in Gaza, Bil’in and East Jerusalem:

“The Elders were unable to visit Gaza but spoke with young people and others via video link. They then went to the West Bank village of Bil’in where a local protest movement against the separation wall is gaining momentum. In the evening they visited a Palestinian family in East Jerusalem evicted from their homes by Israeli authorities.”

The Elders in the West Bank: Checkpoints and politics:

“On the second day of their visit, the Elders met Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad in Ramallah. On their way to the West Bank, they stopped at the Qalandia checkpoint, where hundreds of Palestinians line up daily to cross into Israel under tight security. There they met Zaina who has made the crossing many times to go to school. Zaina joined other young Palestinians in conversation with the Elders later in the day to express their frustrations with the current situation and their hopes for peace.”

Desmond Tutu’s message to activists: Good will prevail:

“Desmond Tutu shares his words of encouragement for those fighting for what they believe to be right.”

And an interview of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Al-Jazeera

Carter urges halt to Israeli settlement building – 27 Aug 09:

“Former US President Jimmy Carter says a freeze on Israeli settlements is ‘absolutely necessary’ to achieving peace in the Middle East.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Carter, who is currently visiting Israel as a member of the group known as the ‘Elders’, spoke about his views on the prospects for Middle East peace.

His comments come as Barack Obama, the US president, attempts to seal an Arab-Israeli peace deal that has eluded the region for more than six decades.

His administration has already made it clear it opposes the ongoing building of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land occupied since 1967.

Hundreds of thousands of homes have been constructed by Israel despite international condemnation and in contravention of international law.”

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GRITtv: Kathleen and Bill Christison: Palestine in Pieces:

“There are few US writers who have spent as much time in Palestine as Kathleen and Bill Christison. Over they years they’ve provided an indispensable overview of life in Palestine and their assessment of what’s happening today is grim indeed. Settlements are continuing apace and there doesn’t appear to be a serious or even a minor shift in US policy. Former CIA employees they have traveled to the region regularly and have authored numerous books and articles, most recently,”

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kovel interview:

Stan Heller interviews Joel Kovel

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The Free Gaza Movement JUNE 2009 THE HOPE FLEET:

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the song ‘News’ by Anis Hamadeh http://www.anis-online.de

The Free Gaza Movement is a human rights group that in August 2008 sent the first international boats to land in the port of Gaza in 41 years.
We want to break the siege of Gaza.
We want to raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip”

For Immediate Release: You cannot sink our boats
Friday, 01 May 2009 13:03
Written by Free Gaza Movement

In most of the world, May 1st is a day of international labor solidarity. It is a day of joy as workers picnic together with their families and celebrate the achievements of one of the most phenomenal movements of the 20th century.

It is fitting, then, that the Free Gaza Movement chooses May 1 to announce the launching of the HOPE FLEET TO GAZA. We are leaving on June 1 as an act of solidarity with the Palestinians, a people who have been massacred, terrorized and suffocated by the Israeli military.

We sail again to break Israel’s blockade of 1.5 million civilians, 80% unemployed because of Israel’s draconian siege. “I believe the Israeli government policies are against international law, against human rights, against the dignity of the Palestinian people,” said Mairead Maguire whose efforts for a peaceful solution to the violence in Northern Ireland earned her the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. “And I feel grateful to be able to go again on one of these boats to visit the people of Gaza.”

The Free Gaza Movement will use the Free Gaza as the lead vessel in the flotilla. In August 2008, it was the first boat to dock in the Gaza port in 41 years. The movement intends to donate it to the fishermen who labor every day to make a living under the gunboats of Israel.

The Dignity will carry Mairead as well as two other high-profile passengers, 84-year-old Hedy Epstein, a holocaust survivor and Cynthia McKinney, former Georgia Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. President under the Green Party. McKinney was on the Dignity when it was rammed three times by the Israeli navy on December 30, 2008 when they tried to sink the small sturdy yacht.

“We cannot let Israel’s threats and aggression deter us. To do so would give in to violence and concede that might is stronger than right. To do so would turn our backs on our brothers and sisters in Gaza who have been waiting far too long for the international community to stand up to this injustice,” said Huwaida Arraf, one of the delegation leaders on the Hope Fleet.

Our boats are a part of a larger flotilla making its way to Gaza loaded with humanitarian aid and building supplies such as generators and electronic equipment for hospital emergency machines. The people of Gaza need cement and lumber and PVC to rebuild their shattered infrastructure, and Israel refuses to allow anything into the small enclave except for food and some medicine.

“The Palestinians don’t want hand-outs from the international community. They want their lives back. They want their human and civil rights. They have a great labor force wanting to rebuild their communities. They are perfectly capable of that if their borders, including the sea border, were open,” states Lubna Masarwa, another delegation leader of this flotilla and a passenger on board the rammed Dignity.

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HolyLand Film:

The Holyland Trust invites you to join in its home rebuilding summer camp.

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