Friday, August 31, 2007

Cluster bomb duds that shouldn't exist

Cluster bomb duds that shouldn't exist:

"An Australian Activist along with the UN shows us Cluster bombs that are very dangerous and old that should have not been used. He goes over the field showing you for every couple of meters there are cluster bombs duds that are all armed and have not blown up. Proving the fact that M85 self destruct mechanism simply does not work. The wind can blow it up; you can accidentally step on it and die. Although these are only found in the South of Lebanon, they are carpeted all over the South. Israel has still to this day refused to give Lebanon and the UN maps of where they dropped cluster bombs and as well, where they had planted mines over during the 1982 Invasion and the occupation of South Lebanon up to 2000."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Activists Document Settler Expansion in Susya

Activists Document Settler Expansion in Susya:

"Soldiers and police do nothing to stop settlers planting illegally on Palestinian land despite Israeli court order."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

House Demolitions - A talk with Jeff Halper

The Struggle: House Demolitions:
29:19 - Aug 25, 2007
TSVN - The Struggle Video Network -

"Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions describing how Israel has demolished 18,000 Palestinian homes with plans to bulldoze 20 to 40,000 more.

Also interview with Leslie Angeline of Code Pink about her trip to Iran"

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Friday, August 24, 2007

Inside Story- East Jerusalem land grab- 23 Aug 07

Inside Story- East Jerusalem land grab- 23 Aug 07- Part 1:

"Palestinians accuse Israel of illegally leasing their land to Israeli settlers."

Part 1

Part 2

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Palestinian Describes How He Was Tortured in Israeli Prison

Palestinian Says He Was Tortured in Israeli Prison:

According to his testimony, in April 2005, Luai was the victim of torture at the hands of the Israeli Security Agency (formerly known as the General Security Service). In this testimony, he describes the methods used during his interrogation. These include the painful tightening of handcuffs, binding him into painful positions, such as the 'banana bend', for extended periods of time and over a number of days, resulting in the fracturing of a few vertebrae in his lower back. As a direct result of this fracture, one of his legs became totally paralyzed and the other partially.

B'Tselem is an Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tanya Reinhart Speech During Apartheid Week

Tanya Reinhart Speech During Apartheid Week: 23 min - Aug 14, 2007

"This is the complete speech of the late Tanya Reinhart, linguist and anti-apartheid activist, in February 2007 at St. Mary's Church in Harlem, New York City. She spoke as part of 'Apartheid Week' protests against Israeli apartheid. Reinhart had announced that she had left Israel in part for its brutal attacks on Lebanon in 2006 and because of the increasing threats to leftists inside of Israel."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

A Palestinian Woman

A Palestinian Woman:
"This documentary short film brings the viewer close to the conditions isolating Palestinians within their communities. It is filmed next to the separation barrier that Israel continues to build in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Terry Boulatta, mother, teacher and community activist, shows how the 27 foot high wall surrounds her neighborhood in East Jerusalem, dividing it from the adjacent community of Abu Dis, severing the historical bonds of the two communities. The wall contributes to the suffocation of life, the latest reality for Palestinians under occupation.

Terry takes us on a half hour drive to get from one side of the wall to the other, a trip that previously took only four minutes. We learn of the terminals and checkpoints through which Palestinians must pass to travel within their own territory.

Terry speaks of the illegal settlements and land confiscations as elements of apartheid, making the settlers 'the masters of the land.'

Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you. Visit for details."

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wall of Shame:

Wall of Shame:

"The wall being constructed on the West Bank by the Israeli government is twenty-five feet high. Studded with guard towers and armaments, and encrusted with high-tech sensors, the wall cuts across the land, separating Palestinians from their own farms, their own neighbors, and from the Israeli settlements which have sprung up rapidly as a result of lavish subsidies from the Israeli government. Alternate Focus cameraman Rodney Devereux brings us face-to face with the wall and all its implications.

Producers: Rodney Devereaux & John Odam, Writer: Lawrence Ludlow (2003) Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you. Check website for details."

Thursday, August 9, 2007

*Jeff Halper - Israeli Apartheid and the Paths to a Just Peace

Jeff Halper is the coordinator for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. In this interview, conducted on December 31, 2006, in Jerusalem, Halper discusses the Apartheid policies of the Israeli government, the concept and significance of Zionism, and the one- and two-state solutions to the Palestine/Israel conflict.

The Easiest Targets: The Israeli Policy of Strip Searching Women and Children

13-minute video: Five women – Palestinian, American, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish – tell stories of humiliation and harassment by Israeli border guards and airport security officials.

Off The Charts

Like most Americans, Alison Weir, the editor of a small-town newspaper in California, knew very little about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, other than what she had gleaned from the evening news or newspaper headlines. As a journalist, her attention was on issues much closer to home. Neither a muslim nor a jew, she nevertheless became more curious about the topic of the Palestinian uprising. And as she researched it, she became increasingly suspicious that the American media were not telling us the whole story. Months later, she traveled to the occupied territories as an independent journalist to find out for herself what the U.S. media seemed to be omitting. Three months after returning from Palestine, Alison Weir quit her job and founded If Americans Knew, an organization dedicated to quantifying the ways in which the American media was misinforming the public about the conflict. Ms. Weir explains her group's methodology, analyzes the data, and reports on the key findings. Producers: Paul Chek and John Odam (2006)

Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you. Check website for details.

The influence of the Israel Lobby on American foreign policy

Professors Steven Walt and John Mearsheimer discuss their paper on the influence of the Israel Lobby on American foreign policy.
John Mearsheimer is the Wendell Harrison Professor of Political Science at Chicago, and the author of The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.
Stephen Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. His most recent book is Taming American Power: The Global Response to US Primacy

Rep. Paul Findley Dares to Speak Out -- Again! AIPAC exposed

Paul Findley served on Capitol Hill for 22 years. During this time, he had many encounters with Israel's lobby, which exhibited considerable control over Congressional decisions with respect to Israel and the Mid-East. He speaks of treachery and treason among the highest seats of the land, and how many Congressmen put Israel's interests ahead that of America's

Phyllis Bennis - "Dual Occupations: Iraq and Palestine in Bush's Empire"

Phyllis Bennis is a senior analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC, and fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is a writer, policy analyst and activist on US foreign Policy and the United Nations. She is author of Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN (Interlink Publishing, 2000), Before and After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis (Olive Branch Press (September, 2002)), and Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: A primer (Trans-Arab Research Institute, (2002). Bennis helped found the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, and she works closely with the anti-war coalition, United for Peace and Justice.

Noam Chomsky Lecture @ MIT - Middle East Crisis

Noam Chomsky - Middle East Crisis - MIT 06:
65 min - 09/21/06

Noam Chomsky. Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of dozens of books on linguistics and U.S. foreign policy. His latest book is Hegemony or Survival Americas Quest for Global Dominance.

The Unrecognized

'The Unrecognized' is a short documentary which highlights the plight of Palestinian Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel living in the Naqab (Negev) desert, many of whom were forced off their lands following the establishment of the state in 1948.
Approximately 70,000 now live in the poverty of 'unrecognized villages', where they are denied essential public services and face fundamental human rights violations due to institutionalized discrimination.

Edward Said Lecture: Memory, Inequality and Power: Palestine and the Universality of Human Rights

Edward Said, author of the groundbreaking work "Orientalism" and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, was one of the most prominent literary and cultural critics in the United States. His writings about the Middle East and its relationship to the West have had a major influence on both scholarship and public opinion.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

House demolition in Anata

House demolition in Anata:

"On July 17, 2007, volunteers at the Summer Rebuilding Camp sponsored by ICAHD-USA witnessed the Israeli government demolish a nearby Palestinian family's house.

Every year the Israeli government demolishes around 300 Palestinian houses in order to expand illegal Israeli settlement construction.

This policy of settlement expansion, land confiscation, and demolition of Palestinian houses forms the biggest obstacle to peace. ICAHD-USA is working to end these policies."