Labor 4A Just Palestine weekly report beginning 27 September including dozens more Palestinians injured/killed

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David Forde

Labor 4A Just Palestine

Weekly update for week beginning 27/09/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 22 – 28 September

· Australian – Settlements stand in the way of a secure Israel

· Age – Bulldozers return to the West Bank

· MEA – UEFA: “Israel must choose between allowing Palestinian sport to continue and prosper or be forced to face the consequences for their behaviour.”

· Alertnet – Israel flotilla raid could go to int’l court-lawyer

· Part 3 (final): “Settlers” Tour of Hate Through Occupied Hebron

· Amnesty International – Human Rights Council (UNHRC) fails victims of Gaza conflict

· ABC Radio National – The Middle East conflict and the two-state solution

· Haaretz – Jewish Gaza-bound activists: IDF used excessive force in naval raid

· SA Times – Israeli ties: a chance to do the right thing

· Miftah – The True Meaning of ‘Jewish Democracy’

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

UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 22 September – 28 September

Seven Palestinians killed and dozens injured throughout the oPt. Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem. In the West Bank, incidents in the context of settler violence continue. A nine-day general closure is imposed on the West Bank. In the Gaza Strip, restrictions on access to land and sea continue. The impact of recently-applied easings remains limited. Electricity generation back to its previous levels; power cuts up to 12 hours per day.

To read the report click on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

Australian – Settlements stand in the way of a secure Israel

Izzat Abdulhadi (Head of General Delegation of Palestine to Australia and New Zealand): If there cannot be two states, there will be one, and it will have a Palestinian majority. To read the article click on: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/settlements-stand-in-the-way-of-a-secure-israel/story-e6frg6ux-1225932504652

Age – Bulldozers return to the West Bank

”Tonight the Likud is returning to the true, Zionist path, to the path of settlement,” Mr Danon (World Likud chairman and member of the Israeli parliament) said. ”From tomorrow morning we will return to build, we will overcome all the pressures and threats and we will say to Netanyahu, be strong and faithful to the path, we are with you.” To read the article click on: http://www.theage.com.au/world/bulldozers-return-to-the-west-bank-20100927-15u28.html

Middle East Monitor – UEFA: “Israel must choose between allowing Palestinian sport to continue and prosper or be forced to face the consequences for their behaviour.”

The president of the European Union of Football Associations (UAFA), Michel Platini, has threatened to annul Israel’s membership to the union because of the restrictions it imposes on Palestinian football players. To read the article click on: http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/1551-platini-threatens-to-annul-israels-membership-of-uefa

Alertnet – Israel flotilla raid could go to int’l court-lawyer

Israel’s raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza could end up as a case before the International Criminal Court (ICC), a lawyer who investigated the May raid for the United Nations Human Rights Council said on Tuesday. To read the report click on: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE68R1U1.htm

Part 3 (final): “Settlers” Tour of Hate Through Occupied Hebron

Following from part 1 and 2 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:

Amnesty International – Human Rights Council (UNHRC) fails victims of Gaza conflict

The UNHRC weak response to the continuing failure of both the Israeli and Hamas authorities to genuinely investigate violations of international law committed during the 2008-9 conflict in Gaza and southern Israel amounts to a betrayal of the victims. To read the article click on: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE15/023/2010/en/896bdea4-2683-4092-946a-cb7367ba0c18/mde150232010en.html

ABC Radio National – The Middle East conflict and the two-state solution

American president Barack Obama is committed to the Middle East peace process and the two-state solution. That is, that between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River there should be two states: one Israeli and the other Palestinian. We take a look at the history of the two-state solution. To listen to the ABC discussion click on:The Middle East conflict and the two-state solution

Haaretz – Jewish Gaza-bound activists: IDF used excessive force in naval raid

Israel Defense Forces soldiers used excessive force while taking over a Gaza-bound aid ship organized by Jewish and Israeli activists, the boat’s passengers said Tuesday, countering the military’s official version. To read the article click on: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/jewish-gaza-bound-activists-idf-used-excessive-force-in-naval-raid-1.316247

South Africa Times – Israeli ties: a chance to do the right thing

The University of Johannesburg’s Senate will next week meet to decide whether to end its relationship with an Israeli institution, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, on the grounds of that university’s active support for and involvement in the Israeli military. Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports the move. He explains why. To read the article click on:http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article675369.ece/Israeli-ties–a-chance-to-do-the-right-thing

Miftah – The True Meaning of ‘Jewish Democracy’

Racism is a normal thing in a state that identifies itself as an ethnic democracy. Israeli officials forcefully declare Israel as the “Jewish democratic” state. Yet there is a basic contradiction between the principals of democracy and having a state built to cater to one of its ethnicities. To read the article click on: http://www.miftah.org/Display.cfm?DocId=22602&CategoryId=13

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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