Labor 4A Just Palestine weekly report beginning 30 August – including MUA QLD motion

Dear all

Including MUA QLD motion (attached)

Regards

David Forde

Labor 4A Just Palestine

Weekly update for week beginning 30/08/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 25 – 31 August

· Ma’an – Abbas: Negotiations must be serious

· The Australian – Actions speak louder than talks for Israel

· Electronicintifada – Diana Buttu: direct talks bound to fail

· Haaretz – Settlers defy peace talks with new construction across West Bank

· NY Times – In Israel, Settling for Less

· NY Times – Actors’ Protest and Rabbi’s Sermon Stoke Tensions in Israel Ahead of Peace Talks

· All the latest from the Palestinian News agency Ma’an

UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 25 –31 August

Four Israelis settlers shot and killed. 15 Palestinians injured throughout the oPt. In East Jerusalem, clashes erupted in the Silwan neigbourhood. In the West Bank, Israeli violence continues. No demolitions in Area C, however issuance of eviction and stop work orders continues. Age restrictions continue to limit Palestinian access to Ramadan Friday prayers in East Jerusalem. In Gaza, the impact of easing remains limited. Despite some improvement, electricity crisis continues. To read the report click on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

Ma’an – Abbas: Negotiations must be serious

President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel would be fully responsible if negotiations fail as a result of settlement expansion, as he gave a speech in Ramallah before heading to Washington to relaunch talks. Talks, which are set to begin on 2 September, will address final status issues including Jerusalem, refugees, prisoners and security among others but that “security must not continue to be a security for the continuation of the occupation and settlements,” Abbas said. To read the article click on: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=311772

The Australian – Actions speak louder than talks for Israel

Casual observers of the Israel-Palestine conflict would understandably have welcomed the news that direct talks are set to resume between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. To read the article click on: Actions speak louder than talks for Israel

Electronicintifada – Diana Buttu: direct talks bound to fail

As US officials arrived in Jerusalem last week to meet with Palestinian Authority and Israeli government officials, Nora Barrows-Friedman interviewed Ramallah-based lawyer and former PLO advisor Diana Buttu about this week’s US-brokered direct talks between the two parties. To read the article click on: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11492.shtml

Haaretz – Settlers defy peace talks with new construction across West Bank

Hours before peace talks were set to begin in Washington, Jewish settlers defiantly announced plans on Thursday to launch new construction in their West Bank enclaves in a test of strength with Palestinian Islamists. To read the article click on: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/settlers-defy-peace-talks-with-new…

NY Times – In Israel, Settling for Less

Will Israel remain a Zionist state? If so, what kind? These are the important questions in Israeli politics today, and will be looming over the direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority scheduled to begin Thursday in Washington. To read the article click on: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/opinion/30taub.html?ref=opinion

NY Times – Actors’ Protest and Rabbi’s Sermon Stoke Tensions in Israel Ahead of Peace Talks

Israel was in an uproar on Sunday over a refusal by Israeli theater artists to perform in West Bank Jewish settlements, and Palestinians were outraged by a virulently anti-Palestinian sermon by a Jerusalem rabbi, further fueling the atmosphere days before the expected resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington. To read the article click on: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/world/middleeast/30mideast.html?ref=middleeast

Palestinian News agency Ma’an

For all the latest from Ma’an News click on:http://www.maannews.net/eng/Default.aspx

MUA QLD Palestine motion.pdf

One thought on “Labor 4A Just Palestine weekly report beginning 30 August – including MUA QLD motion

  1. Judy Singer says:

    How can a “Labor” Just 4 Palestine and Forgedabout Israel, which dredges up everything negative about Israel and everything positive about Palestine create peace?

    If you are neither Israeli nor Palestinian, surely you should be nurturing the seeds of peace, ie joint projects between Israelis and Palestinians who at considerable risk are opting to work together in grassroots projects. To take sides from the opposite end of the globe, seems like pouring fuel on the flames from a safe distance, just for the gratification of seeing the flames rise higher. Is there such a thing as a political fire-bug?

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