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‘Day of al-Quds’

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— Free Palestine —

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Today is International al-Qud Day — which, by tradition, is the last Friday of Ramadan. The Day of al-Quds, or Jerusalem Day, is not a religious occasion but rather a human rights event open to all people, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, an opportunity to stand with the Palestinian people in their resistance of Israel’s cruel, brutal and illegal occupation of their Land.

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Olympics – 2012

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Image: Allagta

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“God damn America”

.Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians . . . and now we are
indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to
our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

~  Rev Jeremiah Wright  ~
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Links to transcript and audio of this Sermon:

“God damn America”
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― BDS ―

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Israel’s AIDC Barcode

“Boycott, Divestment, Sanction”

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Today is the seventh anniversary of a call from Palestinian Civil Society for the world to boycott, divest and sanction Israel — which, for decades, has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination. Israel has done this through a process of ethnic cleansing, colonization, racial discrimination, and military occupation.

BDS is a global campaign of “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” against Israel. The campaign will continue until Israel complies with international law and Palestinian rights; a strategy which provides us with an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

Details about the BDS movement, along with some related Links and commentaries, are posted on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Boycott, Divestment, Sanction
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Suffer the children

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Free Palestine . . .

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I recently wrote on the Children of Palestine, my heroes, who, for more than 60 years, have been butchered, brutalised and imprisoned — silent witnesses to Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of their home.

This week the UK Foreign Office released its new and shocking report on “Children in Military Custody” . . . which details Israel’s routine abuse and unconscionable practices in their treatment of Palestinian children and I have posted a selection of related reports, commentaries and references on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Suffer the Children
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“Children of Palestine”

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My Heroes (4)
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My heroes (4)

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Image © Howard Davies

The Children of Palestine who, for more than 60 years, have been butchered, brutalised and imprisoned; dispossessed, their lands stolen and homes destroyed. And yet, despite these injustices, they remain undefeated — silent witnesses to Israel’s war on humanity.
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UK Foreign Office report
details Israel’s routine abuse
and
unconscionable practices

Suffer the Children
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‘Al Nakba’

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Mudalala Akel, 86, a Palestinian refugee since 1948, still has her house key:

The Catastrophe

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Today marks the 64th anniversary of the catastrophe that Zionism has inflicted on the Palestinian people and I have posted a selection of references and resources about this horrific event on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Al Nakba — The Catastrophe

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“Butchers of Palestine”

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Deir Yassin Day
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Locking up humanity:

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.Free Palestine!

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In recent years, Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of Palestine has seen many tens of thousands of Palestinian people (men, women, and children) locked up in Israeli prisons without charges being brought — no trial, not even a hearing of any evidence against them.

The Israeli’s call this “administrative detention” whereby prisoners are held indefinitely, simply at the military’s behest, and in conditions that contravene the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Today is the 5th of May and Palestinian society asks that we stand in support of the 2,000 prisoners currently on hunger strike protesting their inhumane treatment. To mark this day I have posted a selection of articles, references and resources on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Palestine’s Political Prisoners
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‘Palestinian Prisoners Day’

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Today is Palestinian Prisoners Day:

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Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons — including children — are subject to harsh and illegal treatment that violates International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory.

Today, around 1600 Palestinian political prisoners commenced an open-ended hunger strike to protest their illegal detention and I have posted a selection of related Links and resources on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

 ● Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike
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‘Welcome to Palestine’

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Free Palestine . . .

‘Airflotilla’

In what has now become an annual event, the world is invited to visit Palestine during the second week of Easter and over 1500 human rights defenders and activists from the International Community are scheduled to arrive between the 15th – 21st April, 2012.

As in previous years, Israel will prevent anyone from challenging their brutal siege of the Occupied Territories and all visitors will be detained on arrival, then deported . . .

Welcome to Palestine
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FOOTNOTE:

Some paperwork for tourists visiting Israel . . .

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Günter Grass

.Günter Grass

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“What must be said . . .”

Günter Grass, an 84-year old German writer and Nobel prizewinner, has been attacked for daring to speak his mind in a poem about Israel’s intention to bomb Iran. His poem and a selection of related articles have been posted on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Günter Grass ~ “What must be said”
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On ‘anti-Semitism’

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My support for the Palestinian cause draws attack from assorted Zionists who equate my criticism of Israel’s brutal crimes against humanity as being anti-Semitism. So, what is anti-Semitism?

Dr Hajo Meyer, who, at 86, is the oldest living survivor of Auschwitz, defines it thus:

“Formerly an anti-Semite was somebody who hated Jews because they were Jews and had a Jewish soul. But nowadays an anti-Semite is somebody who is hated by Jews.” — Source

I will continue to speak out . . .

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Deir Yassin Day

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Butchers of Palestine

Lest we forget — today is the 64th anniversary of an Israeli massacre on Palestinian villagers in Deir Yassin and here are some related references on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Deir Yassin Massacre
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‘Palestinian Land Day’

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— Yom al-Ard —

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“Palestinian Land Day” — Yom al-Ard — commemorates the 1976 killing by Israeli forces of six young Palestinians as they protested the Israeli government’s seizure of Palestinian land. The day has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance to land theft, colonization, occupation and apartheid.

On this, its 36th Anniversary, thousands of Palestinians and supporters from all over the world will be joining a Global March to Jerusalem in opposition to Israel’s apartheid and ethnic cleansing . . . to demand access to Jerusalem for all peoples, and to uphold Palestinian rights under international law, including refugees’ right of return.

Here is a selection of related articles, plus Links to groups and supporting organisations from around the world, over on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Palestinian Land Day!
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Hana Shalabi

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— Free Palestine —

Hana Shalabi is a 30 year old woman from the village of Burqin in Palestine, locked up in an Israeli jail awaiting death.

Shalabi, one of nine children in a family of farmers, is a political prisoner being held by the occupying Israeli authorities without charge or evidence under a four-month term of “administrative detention”.

Currently nearing the 40th day of a hunger strike protesting her detention, Shalabi is a sad yet powerful symbol of Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of Palestine.

Here is a selection of relevant articles, references and updates that I’ve posted on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Hana Shalabi
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Rachel Corrie

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Love not Hate

One of my favourite images — it reminds me of Rachel Corrie
who, nine years ago this week, was killed by the Israeli military.

Armed only with her bright red fluro jacket and a big heart,
Rachel was attempting to prevent Israel’s destruction of
Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territory.

The Israelis, in a move that typifies their brutal war on humanity,
simply crushed her body beneath the tracks of their bulldozers.

Lest we forget, a selection of articles on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Rachel Corrie Memorial
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“Global March to Jerusalem”

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—  GLOBAL MARCH TO JERUSALEM  —

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On Friday, 30 March 2012, thousands of Palestinians and supporters from all over the world will be marching to oppose Israeli apartheid and ethnic cleansing, to demand access to Jerusalem for all peoples, and to uphold Palestinian rights under international law, including refugees’ right of return.

Here is a selection of related Links, including the Official Website, plus groups and supporting organisations from around the world, on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Global March to Jerusalem
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‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

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Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.

Here is my earlier post on the BDS Movement and now, to mark Israeli Apartheid Week, I have posted a series of related Links on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Israeli Apartheid Week
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Khader Adnan

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— Free Palestine —

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Khader Adnan is a 33 year old baker from the village of Arraba in Palestine, shackled to an Israeli prison bed awaiting death.

Adnan, married with two daughters, his wife now five-months pregnant, is a political prisoner being held by the Israeli authorities without charge under a four-month term of “administrative detention”.

Currently in the 63rd day of a hunger strike protesting his detention, Adnan is a sad yet powerful symbol of Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of Palestine.

Here is a selection of relevant articles, references and updates that I’ve posted on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Khader Adnan
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“Operation Cast Lead”

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Today — third anniversary of Operation Cast Lead — Israel’s genocidal attack on Gaza which saw 1,417 Palestinians killed, among them 412 children and 111 women, with a further 4,336 seriously wounded. We will never forget . . .

Images of Cast Lead
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Bethlehem

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~ Peace on earth and good will to all men ~
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Palestine

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Palestinians: are they an “Invented” people – ??
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The BDS Movement

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Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:

It’s now official — Israel is an apartheid state — and which, for decades, has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination. Israel has done this through a process of ethnic cleansing, colonization, racial discrimination, and military occupation.

The world has not held Israel accountable for its crimes . . . and so they continue.

BDS is a global campaign of “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” against Israel. The campaign will continue until Israel complies with international law and Palestinian rights — a strategy that enables us all to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

Details about this movement, along with some related Links and commentaries, are posted on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS)
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#Freedomwaves

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Free Gaza!

Citizens travelling to Gaza as members of the Freedom Waves to Gaza campaign
have — once again — been hijacked by Israel while sailing in International waters:

#Freedomwaves
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‘Libre Palestina!’

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This week in New York the Palestinian Authority will request full membership of the United Nations and a recognition of its Statehood. To mark this historical event, and provide for editorial comment, I have posted six articles on my Wall at Google-Plus . . .

Free Palestine
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Massacres at Sabra and Shatila

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Today is the 29th Anniversary of massacres in Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra and Shatila. To mark the occasion I have posted five articles on my Wall at Google-Plus describing events, the first by Sonja Karkar.

She writes:

‘It happened (twenty-nine) years ago – 16 September 1982. A massacre so awful that people who know about it cannot forget it. The photos are gruesome reminders – charred, decapitated, indecently violated corpses, the smell of rotting flesh, still as foul to those who remember it as when they were recoiling from all those years ago. For the victims and the handful of survivors, it was a 36-hour holocaust without mercy. It was deliberate, it was planned and it was overseen. But to this day, the killers have gone unpunished . . .”

Sabra and Shatila
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