Labor 4A Just Palestine weekly report beginning 6 September

Dear all

Regards

David Forde

Labor 4A Just Palestine

Weekly update for week beginning 6/09/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 1 – 7 September

· Guardian – Rachel Corrie’s parents could face men who killed her in court

· Anna Baltzer: An Up-close Look At The Israeli Occupation Of Palestine

· Statesman – Israeli FM pushes for new settlement construction

· Guardian – The skewed Middle East peace talks

· “Peace Process” statements

· Electronicintifada – Price tag reprisals in Hebron

· Haaretz – Anti-Israel economic boycotts are gaining speed

· Eureka Street – Churches standing up to ‘pro-Israel’ politicians

· Turkish Weekly – Israel Rejects Opening Up Nuclear Programme, IAEA Reports

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

UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 1 September – 7 September

Not available at time of writing but may be at time of reading by clicking on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

The same link will also take you to a report on the; The humanitarian impact of Israeli-imposed restrictions on access to land and sea in the Gaza Strip

Guardian – Rachel Corrie’s parents could face men who killed her in court

The family of Rachel Corrie, the American activist crushed to death in Gaza seven years ago, could face the men driving the Israeli bulldozer that killed her in the second stage of their civil suit against the state. To click on the article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/05/rachel-corrie-israel-civil-suit

Anna Baltzer: An Up-close Look At The Israeli Occupation Of Palestine

A visit to the occupied territories of Palestine can change one’s perspectives forever. Such was the case of Anna Baltzer. Baltzer is a Jewish-American granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. To read the article click on: http://www.ibrattleboro.com/article.php/20100908095616499

Anna Baltzer will be touring Australia at the end of October 2010

Statesman – Israeli FM pushes for new settlement construction

Israel’s hard-line foreign minister said Monday that his party will try to block any extension of Israel’s settlement slowdown, a move that could derail the recently launched Mideast peace negotiations. To read the article click on: http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/israeli-fm-pushes-for-new-settlement-constr…

Guardian – The skewed Middle East peace talks

Whether there’s a deal or not, the Palestinians can’t really win, while the Israelis have little to lose. To read the article click on: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/sep/03/skewed-middle-east-peace-talks

“Peace Process” statements

Official statements by President Barack Obama, President Hosni Mubarak, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and President Mahmoud Abbas, dated September 1st, 2010. To read the statements click: here

Electronicintifada – Price tag reprisals in Hebron

The Palestinian families which live along Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank have no recourse when settlers attack. The area is under full Israeli civil and military control, leaving the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority relatively helpless in dealing with problems caused by Israeli settlers. To read the article click on: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11507.shtml

Haaretz – Anti-Israel economic boycotts are gaining speed

The sums involved are not large, but their international significance is huge. Boycotts by governments gives a boost to boycotts by non-government bodies around the world. To read the article click on: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/anti-israel-economic-boycotts-are-gaining-speed-1.312210

Eureka Street – Churches standing up to ‘pro-Israel’ politicians

The Australian Jewish News (AJN) was outraged. Its editorial in late July condemned the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) for a resolution calling on Australians to (consider a) boycott Israeli goods made in the occupied Palestinian territories. To read the article click on: http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=23074

Turkish Weekly – Israel Rejects Opening Up Nuclear Programme, IAEA Reports

Israel’s government has rebuffed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) suggestion that it open its nuclear program to international inspectors and join a global pact to stop the spread of nuclear arms, the IAEA said in a report. To read the article click on: http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/107054/isreal-rejects-opening-up-nuclear-programme-iaea-reports-.html

Palestinian News agency Ma’an

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

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