Labor 4A Just Palestine weekly report beginning 20 September including FSU QLD motion

Dear all

Also attached Finance Sector Union (Queensland) motion.

Regards

David Forde

Labor 4A Just Palestine

[Editors Note: See also A Shift in Palestine?]

Weekly update for week beginning 20/09/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians (2) Weekly Report 15- 21 September

· BBC – Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla broke law – UN probe

· Maan – Israel to cut off East Jerusalem villages

· Guardian – Israel’s unreasonable demand

· Part 2 : “Settlers” Tour of Hate Through Occupied Hebron

· AFP / Sonja Karkar – Sabra and Shatila On massacres, atrocities and holocausts

· LA Times – UN: Israel’s absence during Obama speech draws attention

· Baltimore Chronicel – Israel Denies Gazans Access to Their Own Land and Waters

· Ynetnews – Israel rejects offer to join UN atomic agency

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

UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 15 September – 21 September

Two Palestinians killed and 16 others injured throughout the oPt. In the West Bank, incidents in the context of Israeli violence continue. Demolitions in Area C and East Jerusalem resumed. Substandard schools in Area C. A two-day general closure imposed on the West Bank. In Gaza, the impact of the recently-applied easings remains limited. Thousands of students affected by a shortage of classrooms. Electricity cuts throughout Gaza remain in place: 4-6 hours per day. To read the report click on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

BBC – Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla broke law – UN probe

Israel’s military broke international laws during a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a UN Human Rights Council investigation says. Its report said the action by commandos, which left nine dead, was “disproportionate” and “betrayed an unacceptable level of brutality”. To read the article and a link to the full report click on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11393836

Maan – Israel to cut off East Jerusalem villages

Israel began construction on Wednesday to separate Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the city, a local committee leader said. To read the article click on: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=316082

Guardian – Israel’s unreasonable demand

“The Palestinians must recognise Israel as a Jewish state.” This is the mantra of the Israeli prime minister. But is such recognition valid, necessary, or even appropriate? In 1993 Israel’s prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, called on the leader of the PLO, Yasser Arafat, to recognise Israel as a prerequisite for signing the Oslo agreement. Arafat delivered this recognition in an open letter, which Rabin accepted as sufficient . To read the article click on: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/22/israel-jewish-state-palestin…

Part 2 : “Settlers” Tour of Hate Through Occupied Hebron

Following from part 1 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. To watch click on:

AFP / Sonja Karkar – Sabra and Shatila On massacres, atrocities and holocausts

It happened twenty-eight years ago – 16 September 1982. A massacre (700 – 3,500) 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 it all those years ago. To read the article click on: http://australiansforpalestine.com/29820#more-29820

LA Times – UNITED NATIONS: Israel’s absence during Obama speech draws attention

President Obama’s call Thursday in an address before the U.N. General Assembly for Israel to extend its West Bank construction moratorium got little reaction from the Israeli delegation. That’s because they weren’t there. To read the article click on: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/09/president-obamas-call-thur…

Baltimore Chronicel – Israel Denies Gazans Access to Their Own Land and Waters

Throughout 43 years of occupation, Israel has waged war on Palestinians’ human rights and civil liberties, a new UN report providing more evidence that keeps mounting exponentially, adding clarity about an out-of-control rogue state operating lawlessly. To read the article click on: http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2010/091910Lendman.shtml

Ynetnews – Israel rejects offer to join UN atomic agency

In response to Arab initiative, Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission chief says Jewish state only country to be singled out, asked to take decision against its national interests To read the article click on: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3958321,00.html

Palestinian News agency Ma’an

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

FSU Queensland Branch motion September 2010.pdf

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