Labor 4A Just Palestine weekly report beginning 13 September including RTBU QLD motion

Dear all

Also attached is the Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) QLD

Regards

David Forde

Labor 4A Just Palestine

Weekly update for week beginning 13/09/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians (2) Weekly Report 1 – 14 September

· Middle East online – Thousands of settler homes approved by Israel

· Ynetnews – Mitchell: Settlement freeze must continue

· Part 1 : “Settlers” Tour of Hate Through Occupied Hebron

· IMEU – Who Was Rachel Corrie?

· PSC – British Trades Union Council (6.5 million workers) votes for campaign of boycott and disinvestment to free Palestine

· Palsolidarity – Gaza deaths protest comes under heavy live fire from Israeli snipers

· SMH – Complaint of anti-Semitic articles is dismissed

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

UN Protection of Civilians (2) Weekly Report | 1 September – 14 September

Five Palestinians killed in Gaza and 13 others injured throughout the oPt. In the West Bank, arrests and access restrictions take place following the killing of four settlers. Increase in settler-related incidents. No demolitions in Area C, however, issuance of stop-work orders continue. Access update: closure on the West Bank. In Gaza, the impact of recently-applied easings remains limited. Despite an increase in industrial fuel, electricity outages continue. To read the report click on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

Middle East online – Thousands of settler homes approved by Israel

Watchdog: The construction of more than 13,000 new homes for illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank has been approved and will proceed when a partial moratorium expires this month, a watchdog group said on Monday. To read the article click on: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/palestine/?id=41274

Ynetnews – Mitchell: Settlement freeze must continue

US special envoy George Mitchell said Tuesday that the West Bank settlement construction freeze must continue, despite being a sensitive political issue in Israel, but offered no evidence of progress on the hard issue of Jewish settlements. To read the article click on: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3953922,00.html

Part 1 : “Settlers” Tour of Hate Through Occupied Hebron

To watch an eight minute youtube on how illegal Jewish settlers backed by the Israeli military parade through the Palestinian village of Hebron lining up which Palestinian homes they will occupy, click on:

IMEU – Who Was Rachel Corrie?

On 16 March 2003 in Rafah, occupied Gaza, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie from Washington was murdered by an Israeli bulldozer driver. To read the article and watch a short youtube of Rachel, click on: http://imeu.net/news/printer0019170.shtml

A play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” about the life, dreams and emotions of a this young woman will be preformed in Brisbane 27 Oct – 14 Nov. More information to follow.

PSC – British Trades Union Council (6.5 million workers) votes for campaign of boycott and disinvestment to free Palestine

Britain’s unions have thrown their weight behind a campaign of disinvestment and boycott from companies which are profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories. To read the article click on: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/index7b.asp?m_id=1&l1_id=4&l2_id=24&Content_ID=1493

Palsolidarity – Gaza deaths protest comes under heavy live fire from Israeli snipers

Over 100 rounds of live ammunition were fired at peaceful protesters in a Tuesday demonstration in the Gaza strip. The protest at the Erez border area near where only a few days earlier, a 91 year old Grandfather Ibrahim Abu Sayed and his 17 year-old grandson were killed by Israeli tank shelling. To read the article click on: http://palsolidarity.org/2010/09/14526/

SMH – Complaint of anti-Semitic articles is dismissed

THE Australian Press Council has considered a complaint by Judy Maynard about two items in The Sydney Morning Herald on June 12 and 19, 2010, by the columnist Mike Carlton. Both related to the encounter between Israeli forces and a number of vessels attempting to reach Gaza (the ”Gaza flotilla”) in May. They followed a column by Mr Carlton on June 5, which was highly critical of the Israeli conduct in the encounter. To read the article click on: http://www.smh.com.au/national/complaint-of-antisemitic-articles-is-dismissed-20100916-15er8.html

Palestinian News agency Ma’an

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

RTBU QLD Motion.pdf

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