Thursday, April 30, 2009

Witness - Soy Palestino

Witness - Soy Palestino - Part 1:

Comment: Some general background should have been given as to the rural migration into cities and the dire consequences it holds for the economy of any country, especially in the case of Cuba that has been under U.S. Embargo of the Island for decades. Yet no background was given, leaving the impression of injustice, discrimination and oppression of the rural migrants in Cuba supposedly because of their color or social status [a funny thing to claim by the host of the show who seems very eager to confirm racism exists in Cuba.]
My surprise, however, was some utterances by Qashoo himself, such as "I came thinking that everyone in Cuba was supposed to be equal and that Havana is for all Cubans, but it seems..." etc etc. Yeah there is always a but...
It's all pure superficial nonsense, elevating minor differences to the Category of Racism.
Oh and of all the famous Cuban singers on the Island who tour the world from corner to corner, somehow and by pure magical coincidence, they chose as a background music the song "La Vida es un Carnaval" by the longtime supporter of anti-Castro CIA golpistas singer Celia Cruz.
Qashoo, WTF were you thinking?

The following is the caption for the video:
"On a musical-comedy journey into Cuba's politics, Palestinian filmmaker Osama Qayshoo learns that 'Palestino' is derogatory Havana slang for second-class citizens from the rural east, and Qayshoo finds much in common with the homelss Cuban street musician Louisito."

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Israeli settlement homes sold to foreign buyers - 30 Apr 09

Israeli settlement homes sold to foreign buyers - 30 Apr 09:

"In Israel the issue of settlement activity is a sensitive one.

Successive UN resolutions have called for an end to illegal settlement activity and for existing settlements to be dismantled, but Israel has refused to comply.

In a new twist, properties in these settlements are being offered up to foreign buyers.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland investigates."

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Durban II and Race in America

Durban II and Race in America:

"Recent polls reveal that since Obama?s election more Americans think race relations in the United States are good. But those who attended the international summit on racism in Geneva last week?a conference that the US boycotted?see things differently. We speak to Ramona Ortega, the Founder and Executive Director of Global Citizen and Glen Ford, Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dr. Mads Gilbert: A Physician in Gaza

Dr. Mads Gilbert: A Physician in Gaza:

"Dr. Mads Gilbert has worked and practiced medicine in Gaza for more than thirty years. One of the few western observers on the ground during Israel?s January bombardment, Gilbert's testimony during the offensive was a critical source of information. On January 3, after an Israeli strike on a Gaza vegetable market, Gilbert sent a text message to his Norwegian and International contacts: ?From doctor Mads Gilbert in Gaza: Thanks for your support,? it read. ?They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza city two hours ago. 80 injured, 20 killed. All came here to Shifa. Hades! We wade in death, blood and amputees. Many children. Pregnant woman. I have never experienced anything this horrible. Now we hear tanks. Tell it, pass it on, shout it. Anything. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We're living in the history books now, all of us!? We spoke with Gilbert recently as he embarked on a speaking tour in the United States."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

HolyLand Trust Home Rebuilding Summer Camp

HolyLand Film:

The Holyland Trust invites you to join in its home rebuilding summer camp.

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Palestinians in Gaza mark 61 years of Al-Nakba

Gazans mark 61st anniversary of Israeli occupation:

"Palestinians in Gaza mark 61 years of Al-Nakba, 'catastrophe'"

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Monday, April 27, 2009

AI: Investigate misuse of US Weapons in Gaza

Investigate misuse of US Weapons in Gaza:


Chris Cobb-Smith, member of Amnesty International's recent fact-finding mission to Gaza and former British artillery commander, speaks on the misuse of white phosphorus in Gaza."

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Alan Hart Interviews Norman Finkelstein - 04 Dec. 2008

Press TV - Interview with Norman Finkelstein, American political scientist and author:

"Interview with Norman Finkelstein, American political scientist and author" 04 Dec. 2008

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Sunday, April 26, 2009


SEVEN JEWISH CHILDREN a play for Gaza PART ONE - Official ROOMS PRODUCTIONS Documentation:

Comment: You can watch the Guardian's video (9m 24sec) version of the play here

"This is ROOMS Productions' official video documentation of Caryl Churchill's SEVEN JEWISH CHILDREN a play for Gaza presented at ROOMS Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (Recorded March 14, 2009). SEVEN JEWISH CHILDREN's script contains only 7 blocks of text - leaving the staging up to the those groups producing the work. ROOMS Productions presented the Chicago premiere of Ms. Churchill's script as a three hour looped performance installation (shown on March 12, 14 and 15 of 2009. At the request of Ms. Chruchill, donations for the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians were taken at the door. Go to for more info about ROOMS Productions."

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Stop the War Conference - Tony Benn affirms the right of self defense

Stop the War Conference - Tony Benn:

If you're invaded you have the right to defend yourself.


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MEP Luisa Morgantini & Protesters Erect Memorial for Basem Abu Rahmah - Bil'in 24 4 09

Bil'in 24 4 09 - One week after the murder of Bassem Abu Rahmah, demonstration to build his memorial:

Video caption text by yisraelpnm
"Twenty five protesters were injured today following the end of the 4th Annual International Conference of Popular Resistance in Bilin. Injuries ranged from light to moderate and most were caused by rubber coated steel bullets.
The Bilin conference this week was attended by a large number of international, Israeli and Palestinian activists. Also at the conference were Luisa Morgantini, vice president of the EU Parliament; Mairead Maguire, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Mustafa Al Barghouti, head of the Palestinian Initiative; Khalidah Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The demonstrators began their marched after closing the conference. They carried pictures of the martyr Bassem Ab Rahmah and succeeded in building a memorial for Bassem Abu Rahmah near the gate, despite a constant barrage of tear gas and rubber bullets fired by the Israeli army.

Luisa Morgantini stated, We succeeded to build the memorial for Bassem Abu Rahmah, as respect for his spirit. We will never forget him; he was a friend of everyone. We have to continue the popular resistance which has begun to expand to the Jordan valley, Al Maasarah, Nilin, and Jayyous.

Mairead Maguire said We came to Bilin more than five times and we went to Gaza also, we are going to continue our struggle to end the occupation and the siege. What happened in Bilin and losing Bassem is a tragedy to everyone. Lets all work together for peace and end the oppression and occupation. Maguire and Morgantini expressed their condolences to Bassems family."

yisraelpnm video

davidreeb video

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bil'in Weekly Protest 24 04 2009

Bil'in Weekly Protest 24 04 2009 final:

Bil'in : 25 injured in weekly protest against the Wall
Source: IMEMC
Saturday April 25, 2009 02:16

On Friday Israeli soldiers violently attacked the weekly non-violent protest against the Annexation Wall in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, injuring 25 protesters. 13 soldiers were reportedly injured in clashes that took place after the army attacked the protestors.

Dozens of residents and peace activists marched towards the Wall and settlements chanting slogans in memory of Bassem Abu Rahma, who was killed by the army in the previous week's protest.

Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and gas bombs at the protesters. Two local reporters, Fadi Al Arouri of Reuters and Moheeb Al Barghouthi of Al Hayat Al Jadeeda Newspaper were among those injured. Shai Pollack, an Israeli peace activist, was also wounded.

Local sources in Bil’in identified the wounded local protesters as Fadil Al Khateeb, Odah Abu Rahma, his brother Ahmad, Eyad Bornat, his brother Riyadh, Khalid Al Khateeb, Abdullah Abu Rahma, Mohammad Al Khateeb, Wael Fahmi, Taeq Al Khateeb, Abdullah Yassin, Tamer Al Khateeb, Nizar Abu Rahma, Mohammad Abu Rahma, Ibrahim Bornat, Adeeb Abu Rahma, and Ahmad Abu Rahma, brother of Bassim Abu Rahma, the man killed by the army last week.

The protest began after the conclusion of the Fourth Annual Conference on Non-violent Resistance in Bil’in.

Among those who took part in the conference were delegations from South Africa, the Catalan government, and Luisa Morgantini, vice-president of the European Parliament as well as Palestinian officials PM Salam Fayyad, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, and member of the Legislative Council Khalida Jarrar.

The protesters erected a memorial to Bassem Abu Rahma in spite of the army’s attacks on them.

“We managed to erect the memorial” Morgantini stated, “We will never forget you Bassem, you were a friend to all of us, we must continue the non-violent resistance and help spread it all over the country”.

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Palestinians struggle to preserve heritage - 25 Apr 09

Palestinians struggle to preserve heritage - 25 Apr 09:

"The few operational museums in the occupied West Bank are small and underfunded, while scores of archaeological sites have been abandoned.

Archaeologists say there are important sites they cannot reach. Some have been left to the elements, and others have been confiscated by Israeli authorities.

Nour Odeh reports from East Jerusalem."

Comment: I have seen many newspaper reports on how Israeli Occupation soldiers invaded many archeological sites during the second intifada and stole archeological artifacts. The Israeli occupation never acknowledged taking these artifacts, but Many Palestinians believe such artifacts were sold to dealers in the black market.
Let's hope Al-Jazeera investigates this issue further.

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George Galloway Speech, Al-Awda, 2009,04-06

George Galloway Speech, Al-Awda, 2009,04-06, Part 2:

"George Galloway talks about how he became involved in the Palestinian cause and the twinning of Dundee with Nablus in 1980. He talks about how the British authored the Palestinian tragedy by promising the land of the Palestinians to the Jews. He calls for the liberation of Palestine because all Palestinians have the right to return to it.

See the whole speech at
The Forbidden Truth

Order George Galloway's speech on DVD at

Learn more about the Viva Palestina USA aid convoy at"

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Friday, April 24, 2009

"A highly organized campaign of disinformation" (Navi Pillay, UNHCHR)

"A highly organized campaign of disinformation" (Navi Pillay, UNHCHR):

"United Nations, Geneva, 24 April 2009 - At the end of the UN conference on racism, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has deplored what she called a widespread and highly organised campaign of disinformation which had led to some countries boycotting the conference.

She told journalists in Geneva that it was 'extraordinary' that countries that had already agreed the outcome text decided to boycott the conference. She said she hoped that they would implement the findings and return to the process.

The conference is a follow up to the Durban conference on racism held in 2001.

Without naming countries, the High Commissioner said many ministers she had spoken to had described the whole Durban process as a hate fest and anti-Semitic, but she pointed out that the outcome document deplored anti-Semitism as well as Islamaphobia.

The High Commissioner said she had been called dangerous and ludicrous but despite these personal attacks on her, she judged that the conference had been a success.

Durban Review Conference website:"

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Palestinians in Hebron complain of racism - 24 Apr 09

Palestinians in Hebron complain of racism - 24 Apr 09:

"In a controversial address at a recent UN conference on racism, Mahmoud Ahmadinajad, Iran's president, denounced Israel as a 'cruel and repressive racist regime'.

Al Jazeera's Clayton Swisher visits the West Bank city of Hebron and a nearby Jewish settlement, where Palestinians say racism is a daily reality."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Jane Harmon and the Israeli Spies

A Real Life Spy Thriller:

"CQ magazine reported that Rep. Jane Harmon was wiretapped discussing a quid pro quo arrangement in which she would lobby in favor of two Israeli spies in return for Speaker Palosi's support of her getting the House Intelligence Committee chair. She also came out and squashed the NY Times repoprt about the NSA illegal wiretapping program prior to the 2004 election hurting her party's chances of winning the presidency. Rachel Maddow reports on this intriguing real-life political spy thriller."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Jeff Stein discusses his breaking news story on Rep. Harmon and Israeli spies

Scott Horton Interviews Jeff Stein 1 of 2:

"Jeff Stein, Spy Talk columnist for Congressional Quarterly, discusses his breaking news story about the alleged NSA wiretap recording of Rep. Jane Harmon agreeing to intervene on behalf of two AIPAC employees accused of espionage in exchange for help getting appointed chair of the House Intelligence Committee and why then-Attorney General Gonzales intervened to close the case before it could really begin."

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DN! Clinton Vows Continued US Boycott of Palestinians

DN! Clinton Vows to Starve Palestinians:

"Clinton Vows Continued US Boycott of Palestinians

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has renewed US vows to boycott the Palestinian government unless Hamas meets US-Israeli demands. Clinton testified Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: We will not deal with nor in any way fund a Palestinian government that includes Hamas, unless and until Hamas has renounced violence, recognized Israel, and agreed to follow the previous obligations of the Palestinian Authority. And that is our policy, and that is exactly what is guiding us, but we want to leave open the door that that can happen."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Israel 'fishing for spies' in Gaza - 24 Apr 09

Israel 'fishing for spies' in Gaza - 24 Apr 09:

"Human rights groups say Israel is preying on the sick and vulnerable in Gaza to coerce them into spying.

Several fishermen tell Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin that they have been threatened with blackmail unless they agree to spy on Palestinian factions."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Israeli army inquires "brush off" charges against Israeli soldiers Al Jazeera TV, Qatar

IDF investigation 'not credible':

Israeli army inquires "brush off" charges against Israeli soldiers
Al Jazeera TV, Qatar


Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

John Rose talks about Israel & Palestine in light of Gaza

John Rose talks about Israel & Palestine in light of Gaza:

"at Birmingham University, March 2009."

John Rose is the author of The Myths of Zionism


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Inside Story - Israel rejects alleged war crimes - 23 Apr 09

Inside Story - Israel rejects alleged war crimes - 23 Apr 09:

"The Israeli army on Wednesday defended its conduct during the military offensive against Hamas in Gaza, rejecting claims it had violated international law. Inside story asks: How credible is the probe? And who will this internal investigation satisfy?"

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Zionism and Racism + Racism in Europe

The ugly face of racism:

*Zionism and Racism - Syria TV, Syria

*Racism in Europe - Al Jazeera TV, Qatar


Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Thursday, April 23, 2009

DN! Israeli Military Finds No Fault in Gaza Attack

DN! Israeli Military Finds No Fault in Gaza Attack:

April 23, 2009

"Israeli Military Finds No Fault in Gaza Attack

The Israeli military says its concluded an investigation absolving its forces of committing any crimes during the three-week assault on the Gaza Strip beginning late last year. Israeli military deputy chief of staff General Dan Harel said Israels lone mistakes came down to intelligence and operational errors. General Dan Harel: We found out that the IDF operated under the international law and according to a very high standard of professionalism and moral standards. Saying that, we found out several mistakes, intelligence and operational mistakes we made, and we are dealing with them. Ayman Taha Bill Van Esveld"

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

Aid Rots Outside Gaza - The global Report

Aid Rots Outside Gaza:

"Hundreds of thousands of tons of aid intended for the Gaza Strip is piling up in cities across Egypt's North Sinai region, despite recent calls from the United Nations to ease aid flow restrictions to the embattled territory in the wake of Operation Cast Lead."

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog

UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd's Washington Roundtable - 2 Parts

UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd's Washington Roundtable (Part 1):

"On December 8, 2009, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will be sixty years old.

The anniversary presents UNRWA with a unique opportunity to reposition itself among humanitarian actors in the Middle East and reflect about the contribution - past and future - that the agency has made, and will make, to the prosperity and stability of the region, and to four generations of Palestine refugees.

To stimulate this process of reflection, UNRWA is organizing a variety of activities that will enable refugee host authorities, donors, journalists, universities, research institutions, NGOs, and of course the refugees themselves, to debate the agency's record and consider future challenges.

As the United States has always been the agency's largest donor and a strong political supporter for the past six decades, Washington has been selected as the venue for a roundtable that will bring together journalists and Middle East policy experts to discuss the role of UNRWA."

Part 1

Part 2 (Q&A)

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Ni'lin 17 4 09 - Friday Prisoner’s Day demonstration against the apartheid wall

Ni'ilin 17 4 09 - Friday demonstration against the wall:

Related Report:
Israeli forces supress Prisoner’s Day demonstration in Ni’lin
Source: ISM (International Solidarity Movement)

Ni’lin villagers once again held a Friday demonstration against the illegal Apartheid Wall and in commemoration of Prisoner’s Day. Around 150 villagers, supported by Israeli and international solidarity activists, gathered after the prayer at the local clinic. Several demonstrators wore shirts urging solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Israeli forces stationed in the fields in the outskirts of the village started firing tear gas at the clinic even before the prayer was finished. The nonviolent demonstrators sought cover in the village from the gas, and retreated back towards the town center. However, Israeli soldiers also stationed themselves on the main street of the village. These soldiers started firing tear gas and live ammunition at the villagers gathered in the village center. Some of the village youth responded to this use of weaponry by throwing stones.

During the following hours, one male resident was hit by a fragment from a live bullet in his chest and 11 people needed medical treatment after inhaling large amounts of tear gas. Israeli forces also placed snipers on several roofs in the village, from which they shot at demonstrators near Ni’lin’s main street. Soldiers also attacked the Palestinian medical team inside the village and shot large amounts of tear gas at an ambulance.

At this Friday demonstration, the Israeli army once again shot extended range high velocity tear gas canisters. This is the same type of canister that was used to kill Basem Abu Rahme at a nonviolent demonstration in Bil’in on the same day. On the 13 March, American solidarity activist Tristan Anderson was critically injured after being shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister. Tristan is still listed in critical condition in a Tel Aviv hospital after undergoing three separate brain surgeries.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

UNICEF: Support and counselling for Gaza's children

UNICEF: Support and counselling for Gaza's children:

"GAZA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 21 April 2009 The conflict in Gaza, which occurred between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, took a great economic, social and psychological toll on children and families. Many witnessed the deaths of caregivers, siblings and friends. All border crossings were virtually sealed; children and their families had nowhere to run, no refuge from the violence.

Children accounted for roughly a third of the dead and wounded due to the hostilities; 431 children were killed and 1,872 children were left injured.

It is further estimated that up to 30 per cent of people injured, including 560 children like Mona, sustained severe injuries that without proper rehabilitation could result in permanent disability.

But some of the wounds from the conflict are not visible. Sarah, 12, is receiving help from the Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution which is supported by UNICEF and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department, also known as ECHO.

Before the invasion, we had a happy life, we used to have a garden, a very nice garden. Me and my other brothers and sister used to play in it, but after the war, this garden is gone, says Sarah. It disappeared with everything that used to be in it. It was replaced with destruction. Now, our life has turned into hell and is full of sadness.

To read the full story, visit"

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Workshops discuss effects of Israeli war on Gazas historical sites

Workshops discuss effects of Israeli war on Gazas historical sites:

"Press TV Gaza"

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John Pilger Tells It Like It Is!

Press TV - Hart of the Matter - Alan Hart & John Pilger:

13 Nov 2008
"Interview with John Pilger"

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Joel Kovel @ Left Forum - Understanding The Roots Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict panel

Left Forum - Joel Kovel (Part 1):

"NEW YORK -- April 18, 2009. Respected scholar Joel Kovel -- fired from his position at Bard shortly after the publication of his newest book 'Overcoming Zionism' -- speaks at the Understanding The Roots Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict panel at the Left Forum."

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Video diary: Palestinian family resists eviction - 21 Apr 09

Video diary: Palestinian family resists eviction - 21 Apr 09:

"Members of a Palestinian family who have been served an eviction notice to leave their home in the Sheik Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem are taking it in turns to stay awake in case Israeli authorities come to force them out.
Rami Hannoun, one of the family members, said: 'The Israelis say they own this land, that they own it since a long time ago. But we also have papers that say we own this land'."

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Collective Punishment in Saffa, Palestine April 3, 2009

Collective Punishment in Saffa, Palestine April 3, 2009 Pt 1:

"Israeli Military declare a curfew on the area of Saffa, part of Beit Ommar in Hebron District, demanding that all women go into their homes and men gather in the mosque. They then construct a roadblock which is quickly dismantled by Palestinians and international supporters."

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Diplomats of Ex-Colonialist countries Walk Out - Is the truth that painful to hear?

Video - Breaking News Videos from

European Diplomats walk out on a speech by Iran's president as he accuses Israel of Dispossession of the Palestinian Nation.

"Following World War Two they resorted to military aggressions to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering" Ahmadinejad stated to the Conference.
Diplomats from Ex-Colonialist countries got up and started walking out of the conference.

I want to remind those diplomats that revisionist zionist-historian Benny Morris admits that 700,000 Palestinians (three-quarters of the nation) fled their homes in 1947 mostly due to Israeli military attacks. So, it seems the Europeans don't want to hear it, they want to continue to believe that it was a land without people for a people without land, contrary to history and facts.

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 22:20:10 GMT
The following is the speech of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Durban Review Conference on racism in Geneva on April 20.
Source: PressTV

"Mr. Chairman, honorable secretary general of the United Nations, honorable United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Ladies and gentleman:

We have gathered in the follow-up to the Durban conference against racism and racial discrimination to work out practical mechanisms for our holy and humanitarian campaigns.

Over the last centuries, humanity has gone through great sufferings and pains. In the Medieval Ages, thinkers and scientists were sentenced to death. It was then followed by a period of slavery and slave trade. Innocent people were taken captive in their millions and separated from their families and loved ones to be taken to Europe and America under the worst conditions. A dark period that also experienced occupation, lootings and massacres of innocent people.

Many years passed by before nations rose up and fought for their liberty and freedom and they paid a high price for it. They lost millions of lives to expel the occupiers and establish independent and national governments. However, it did not take long before power grabbers imposed two wars in Europe which also plagued a part of Asia and Africa. Those horrific wars claimed about a hundred million lives and left behind massive devastation. Had lessons been learnt from the occupations, horrors and crimes of those wars, there would have been a ray of hope for the future.

The victorious powers called themselves the conquerors of the world while ignoring or down treading upon rights of other nations by the imposition of oppressive laws and international arrangements.

Ladies and gentlemen, let us take a look at the UN Security Council which is one of the legacies of World War I and World War II. What was the logic behind their granting themselves the veto right? How can such logic comply with humanitarian or spiritual values? Would it not be inconformity with the recognized principles of justice, equality before the law, love and human dignity? Would it not be discrimination, injustice, violations of human rights or humiliation of the majority of nations and countries?

The council is the highest decision-making world body for safeguarding international peace and security. How can we expect the realization of justice and peace when discrimination is legalized and the origin of the law is dominated by coercion and force rather than by justice and the rights?

Coercion and arrogance is the origin of oppression and wars. Although today many proponents of racism condemn racial discrimination in their words and their slogans, a number of powerful countries have been authorized to decide for other nations based on their own interests and at their own discretion and they can easily violate all laws and humanitarian values as they have done so.

Following World War II, they resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering and they sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in occupied Palestine. And, in fact, in compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine.

The Security Council helped stabilize the occupying regime and supported it in the past 60 years giving them a free hand to commit all sorts of atrocities. It is all the more regrettable that a number of Western governments and the United States have committed themselves to defending those racist perpetrators of genocide while the awakened-conscience and free-minded people of the world condemn aggression, brutalities and the bombardment of civilians in Gaza. The supporters of Israel have always been either supportive or silent against the crimes.

Dear friends, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. What are the root causes of the US attacks against Iraq or the invasion of Afghanistan?

Was the motive behind the invasion of Iraq anything other than the arrogance of the then US administration and the mounting pressures on the part of the possessors of wealth and power to expand their sphere of influence seeking the interests of giant arms manufacturing companies affecting a noble culture with thousands of years of historical background, eliminating the potential and practical threats of Muslim countries against the Zionist regime or to control and plunder the energy resources of the Iraqi people?

Why, indeed, almost a million people were killed and injured and a few more millions were displaced? Why, indeed, the Iraqi people have suffered enormous losses amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars? And why was billions of dollars imposed on the American people as the result of these military actions? Was not the military action against Iraq planned by the Zionists and their allies in the then US administration in complicity with the arms manufacturing countries and the possessors of wealth? Did the invasion of Afghanistan restore peace, security and economic wellbeing in the country?

The United States and its allies not only have failed to contain the production of drugs in Afghanistan, but the cultivation of narcotics has multiplied in the course of their presence. The basic question is that what was the responsibility and the job of the then US administration and its allies?

Did they represent the countries of the world? Have they been mandated by them? Have they been authorized by the people of the world to interfere in all parts of the globe, of course mostly in our region? Are not these measures a clear example of egocentrism, racism, discrimination or infringement upon the dignity and independence of nations?

Ladies and gentlemen, who is responsible for the current global economic crisis? Where did the crisis start from? From Africa, Asia or from the United States in the first place then spreading across Europe and their allies?

For a long time, they imposed inequitable economic regulations by their political power on the international economy. They imposed a financial and monetary system without a proper international oversight mechanism on nations and governments that played no role in repressive trends or policies. They have not even allowed their people to oversea or monitor their financial policies. They introduced all laws and regulations in defiance of all moral values only to protect the interests of the possessors of wealth and power.

They further presented a definition for market economy and competition that denied many of the economic opportunities that could be available to other countries of the world. They even transferred their problems to others while the waves of crisis lashed back plaguing their economies with thousands of billions of dollars in budget deficit. And today, they are injecting hundreds of billions of dollars of cash from the pockets of their own people and other nations into the failing banks, companies and financial institutions making the situation more and more complicated for their economy and their people. They are simply thinking about maintaining power and wealth. They could not care any less about the people of the world and even their own people.

Mr. President, Ladies and gentlemen, Racism is rooted in the lack of knowledge concerning the root of human existence as the selected creature of God. It is also the product of his deviation from the true path of human life and the obligations of mankind in the world of creation, failing to consciously worship God, not being able to think about the philosophy of life or the path to perfection that are the main ingredients of divine and humanitarian values which have restricted the horizon of human outlook making transient and limited interests, the yardstick for his action. That is why evil's power took shape and expanded its realm of power while depriving others from enjoying equitable and just opportunities of development.

The result has been the making of an unbridled racism that is posing the most serious threats against international peace and has hindered the way for building peaceful coexistence in the entire world. Undoubtedly, racism is the symbol of ignorance which has deep roots in history and it is, indeed, the sign of frustration in the development of human society.

It is, therefore, crucially important to trace the manifestations of racism in situations or in societies where ignorance or lack of knowledge prevails. This increasing general awareness and understanding towards the philosophy of human existence is the principle struggle against such manifestations, and reveals the truth that human kind centers on the creation of the universe and the key to solving the problem of racism is a return to spiritual and moral values and finally the inclination to worship God Almighty.

The international community must initiate collective moves to raise awareness in afflicted societies where ignorance of racism still prevails so as to bring to a halt the spread of these malicious manifestations.

Dear Friends, today, the human community is facing a kind of racism which has tarnished the image of humanity in the beginning of the third millennium.

World Zionism personifies racism that falsely resorts to religions and abuses religious sentiments to hide its hatred and ugly face. However, it is of great importance to bring into focus the political goals of some of the world powers and those who control huge economic resources and interests in the world. They mobilize all the resources including their economic and political influence and world media to render support in vain to the Zionist regime and to maliciously diminish the indignity and disgrace of this regime.

This is not simply a question of ignorance and one cannot conclude these ugly phenomena through consular campaigns. Efforts must be made to put an end to the abuse by Zionists and their political and international supporters and in respect with the will and aspirations of nations. Governments must be encouraged and supported in their fights aimed at eradicating this barbaric racism and to move towards reform in current international mechanisms.

There is no doubt that you are all aware of the conspiracies of some powers and Zionist circles against the goals and objectives of this conference. Unfortunately, there have been literatures and statements in support of Zionists and their crimes. And it is the responsibility of honorable representatives of nations to disclose these campaigns which run counter to humanitarian values and principles.

It should be recognized that boycotting such a session as an outstanding international capacity is a true indication of supporting the blatant example of racism. In defending human rights, it is primarily important to defend the rights of all nations to participate equally in all important international decision making processes without the influence of certain world powers.

And secondly, it is necessary to restructure the existing international organizations and their respective arrangements. Therefore this conference is a testing ground and the world public opinion today and tomorrow will judge our decisions and our actions.

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, the world is going through rapid fundamental changes. Power relations have become weak and fragile. The sound of cracks in the pillars of world systems can now be heard. Major political and economic structures are on the brink of collapse. Political and security crises are on the rise. The worsening crisis in the world economy for which there can be seen no bright prospect, demonstrates the rising tide of far-reaching global changes. I have repeatedly emphasized the need to change the wrong direction through which the world is being managed today and I have also warned of the dire consequences of any delay in this crucial responsibility.

Now in this valuable event, I would like to announce to all leaders, thinkers and to all nations of the world present in this meeting and those who have a hunger for peace and economic well-being that the unjust economic management of the world is now at the end of the road. This deadlock was inevitable since the logic of this imposed management was oppressive.

The logic of collective management of world affairs is based on noble aspirations which centers on human beings and the supremacy of the almighty God. Therefore it defies any policy or plan which goes against the influence of nations. The victory of right over wrong and the establishment of a just world system has been promised by the Almighty God and his messengers and it has been a shared goal of all human beings from different societies and generations in the course of history. Realization of such a future depends on the knowledge of creation and the belief of the faithful.

The making of a global society is in fact the accomplishment of a noble goal held in the establishment of a common global system that will be run with the participation of all nations of the world in all major decision making processes and the definite root to this sublime goal.

Scientific and technical capacities as well as communication technology have created a common and widespread understanding of the world society and has provided the necessary ground for a common system. Now it is upon all intellectuals, thinkers and policy makers in the world to carry out their historical responsibility with a firm belief in this definite root.

I also want to lay emphasis on the fact that Western liberalism and capitalism has reached its end since it has failed to perceive the truth of the world and humans as they are.

It has imposed its own goals and directions on human beings. There is no regard for human and divine values, justice, freedom, love and brotherhood and it has based living on intense competition, securing individual and cooperative material interest.

Now we must learn from the past by initiating collective efforts in dealing with present challenges and in this connection, and as a closing remark, I wish to draw your kind attention to two important issues:

Firstly, it is absolutely possible to improve the existing situation in the world. However it must be noted that this could be only achieved through the cooperation of all countries in order to get the best out of the existing capacities and resources in the world. My participation in this conference is because of my conviction to these important issues as well as to our common responsibility of defending the rights of nations vis-à-vis the sinister phenomena of racism and being with you, the thinkers of the world.

Secondly, mindful of the inefficiency of the current international political, economic and security systems, it is necessary to focus on divine and humanitarian values by referring to the true definition of human beings based upon justice and respect for the rights of all people in all parts of the world and by acknowledging the past wrong doings in the past dominant management of the world, and to undertake collective measures to reform the existing structures.

In this respect, it is crucially important to rapidly reform the structure of the Security Council, including the elimination of the discriminatory veto right and to change the current world financial and monetary systems.

It is evident that lack of understanding of the urgency for change is equivalent to the much heavier costs of delay.

Dear Friends, beware that to move in the direction of justice and human dignity is like a rapid flow in the current of a river. Let us not forget the essence of love and affection. The promised future of human beings is a great asset that may serve our purposes in keeping together to build a new world.

In order to make the world a better place full of love and blessings, a world devoid of poverty and hatred, merging the increasing blessings of God Almighty and the righteous managing of the perfect human being, let us all join hands in friendship in the fulfillment of such a new world.

I thank you Mr. President, Secretary General and all distinguished participants for having the patience to listen to me. Thank you very much."


This was reported April 20 on Democracynow

Democracy Now! | More Countries Join US, Israel Boycott of UN Racism Conference:

"A growing number of Western countries are joining the United States and Israel in boycotting the United Nations World Conference on Racism, which opened today in Geneva, Switzerland. Australia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and New Zealand all announced they would boycott the conference soon after the US announced its formal decision not to attend Saturday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening session he was “profoundly disappointed” at the boycotts. We go to Geneva to get the latest."

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Palestinian Arabs in Israel complain of discrimination - 20 Apr 09

Arabs in Israel complain of discrimination - 20 Apr 09:

"Israel's treatment of its Arab citizens has raised accusations of racism.

Most Palestinians living in East Jerusalem are not Israeli citizens, instead Israel issues identity cards permitting them to live there.

But now authorities are threatening to retrieve dozens of IDs.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from East Jerusalem."

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Settler Attack and military invasion in Saffa, West Bank April 8, 2009

Settler Attack and military invasion in Saffa, West Bank April 8, 2009 Pt 1:

Zionist settlers attack Palestinian village Kherbat Safa

Related Reports:
PCHR condemns attack by Israeli settlers and soldiers on Kherbat Safa and warns of potential increase in attacks under new Israeli government

Source: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

Date: 09 Apr 2009

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns a combined attack perpetrated by Israeli settlers and Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), against Palestinian civilians in the Kherbat Safa area, northwest of Hebron. This pre-planned attack resulted in the injury of nine Palestinian civilians. Six civilians were injured by IOF, while three were injured by settlers.

PCHR's investigations indicate that at 06:10 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 April 2009, approximately 50 settlers from the Gush Etzion and Beit Ayen settlements gathered on the outskirts of Kherbat Safa. They were accompanied by approximately 10 IOF soldiers.

At approximately 08:00 a.m., the settlers – armed with pistols and machine guns – opened fired directly at Palestinian civilians and houses. The settlers and soldiers then advanced towards the houses, firing their weapons and tear gas. The Palestinian civilians responded with stones, in an attempt to prevent the attackers from entering the houses. Soldiers and settlers shot directly at Palestinian civilians, at distances ranging from 2 to 20 metres. The attack lasted for approximately 90 minutes, without interruption.

As a result, nine civilians were wounded by live and rubber bullets. Local witnesses report that three of the wounded were injured by settlers while the others were wounded by IOF soldiers. 26 Palestinians also suffered suffocation due to gas inhalation. The wounded were transferred to Hebron Ahli Hospital and to Hebron Governmental Hospital. Medical sources described the wounds of one civilian as serious. The names of the wounded persons are included in PCHR's Weakly Report published today, 8 April 2009.

PCHR reiterates its condemnation of this joint attack by Israeli settlers and IOF soldiers against Palestinian civilians in Kherbat Safa, and warns of the potential for increasing settler attacks against Palestinian civilians under the current Israeli government.

PCHR also:

- Demands that IOF cease the practice of protecting and granting immunity to settlers. This policy encourages crimes against Palestinian civilians;

- Demands the immediate confiscation of settlers' weapons. As demonstrated, these weapons pose a serious risk to the lives of Palestinian civilians.

- Calls upon the international community to intervene immediately in order to ensure the State of Israel's compliance with international law. All settlements are illegal. Settlement activities must be halted.

- Reminds the international community that settlements are considered war crimes. Accordingly, all High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions must, individually or collectively, fulfil their obligations under common Article 1 to the Conventions, and take the steps necessary to ensure Israel's compliance with international humanitarian law.

For more information please call PCHR office in Gaza, Gaza Strip, on +972 8 2824776 - 2825893

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UN & Time for Accountability? w/ Director of Al-Haq Shawan Jabareen & Prof. George Bisharat

Press TV - UN & Time for Accountability? w/ Director of Al-Haq Shahwan Jabareen & Prof. George Bisharat:

Date: April 12, 2009

"UN & Time for Accountability?"

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The Real Deal - George Galloway Interviews LOWKEY

Press TV - George Galloway Interviews Lowkey:

"The Real Deal with George Galloway"

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Demonstration in Tel Aviv 18-4-09 Following the murder of Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahme (ElFeel)

Demonstration in Tel Aviv 18-4-09 Following the murder of Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahme (ElFeel):

"Demonstration Following the murder of Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahme (ElFeel) during a popular demonstration against the wall

Saturday, 18.4.09, 19:30
March from King George St., Corner of Ben Zion
to the Ministry of Defense (Ha'Kirya), Tel Aviv

Israeli troops shot the 30 year old Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahmah on the lands of his village Bi'lin, during the weekly demonstration against the apartheid wall. They fired an extended range teargas projectile directly at him from a distance of 30 meters, against their own open-fire regulations. Bassem was critically injured in the stomach and died not long after in a hospital in Ramallah.

Recently, the occupation forces have escalated their attacks on protestors against the wall. Extended range teargas canisters have proved to be a lethal weapon, causing the serious injury of Tristan Anderson. Shooting of live ammunition by snipers has become a common instrument for scattering demonstrations. Rubber coated bullets are ordinarily directed at protestors. All this suggests that protestors' lives have become cheap. Blood continues to be spilled, but the silence of the public, media and decision makers persists.

Facing the increasing violence the protesters call:

To continue the popular resistance to the occupation and the wall
To put an end to all use of lethal weapons against demonstrators
To bring all occupation criminals, including those shooting at civilians, to justice

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Chris Nineham - Anti-war movement must build alliances with the resistance

Chris Nineham - Stopping the war, supporting the resistance - Strasbourg No To Nato conference:

In a speech to the Strasbourg No To Nato Counter-conference Chris Nineham, organiser for Stop the War Coalition argues the Anti-war movement must build alliances with the resistance in the middle east as a means to strengthen the movement internationally and at home.

French translation has been edited out to reduce the length of this video."

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Shaheed Basam abu Rahma's funeral in Bil'in 17 4 09

Shaheed Basam abu Rahma's funeral in Bil'in 17 4 09:

"This Friday some 15 Israelis and 15 internationals joined a few dozen Palestinians in their weekly demo in Bil'in. The demonstration's theme was Palestinian prisoners' day, and the demo was headed by people carrying posters demanding the release of Palestinians held by the Israeli occupation forces. As usual, upon reaching the fence the demo was met with stun and gas grenades. The strong wind blew in the direction of the demonstrators and spread the gas among them, so only a small group of demonstrators managed to stay close to the fence. This, however, only encouraged the soldiers to keep shooting relatively large amounts of gas and other ammunition. The first victim was a French demonstrator superficially wounded in her face by a rebound shrapnel. Shortly after, a soldier shot an extended range gas projectile from a few meters away directly at Bassem Abu Rahme who was standing at the fence, knocked him over, left a gaping hole in the middle of his torso, and put him into respiratory distress and shock. Since no ambulance was at the scene, Bassem (a.k.a. Phil, aged 30) was evacuated in a private car toward Ramallah. Some demonstrators stayed by the fence for a while, but as the last of them left the scene, the news of Bassem's death reached the village."

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PHR Fact-Finding mission to Gaza Report - Al Jazeera Apr 06 09-

PHR Al Jazeera Apr 06 09- Fact-Finding mission to Gaza Report:

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Interview with Maestro Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim as UN Messenger of Peace:

Posted December 15, 2008

"United Nations, 12 December 2008 - Eric Falt, Director of Outreach, Department of Public Information, interviews Messenger of Peace Daniel Barenboim, on the 60th Anniversary of Human Rights concert at United Nations Headquarters."

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Israel not to cooperate with UN over Gaza attack

Israel not to cooperate with UN over Gaza attack:

"Press TV United Nations"

Also see UN Protects Israel from racism charges

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Palestinians mourn demonstrator's death - 18 Apr 09

Palestinians mourn demonstrator's death - 18 Apr 09:

"Hundreds of Palestinians have marched through the West bank town of Bilin to mourn the death of a Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops during a peaceful protest.

Al Jazeera's Clayton Swisher reports on what some observers say is an increase in the level of force Israel uses against unarmed activists."

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Scores orphaned in Israel's war on Gaza - 18 Apr 09

Scores orphaned in Israel's war on Gaza - 18 Apr 09:

"At least 83 children lost both parents and 2,200 lost at least one during Israel's recent war on Gaza.

Among them, are the Bashir brothers, whose mother, father and eldest brother were killed by an Israeli air attack in front of their eyes.

As orphans, they are entitled to nearly $2,600 in assistance from the deposed government in Gaza, but getting that money has been a challenge.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports."

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DN! 1-Year Anniversary of Israeli Killing of Cameraman, Youths

DN! 1-Year Anniversary of Israeli Killing of Cameraman, Youths:

"Gazans, Journalists Mark 1-Year Anniversary of Israeli Killing of Cameraman, Youths

In other news from Gaza, journalists from around the world gathered in Gaza City to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Reuters camera operator Fadel Shana. The twenty-four-year-old Shana died on April 16, 2008, after an Israeli tank shelled his vehicle that was clearly marked press. Shanas final piece of footage shows the tank firing a shell before his camera goes black. The attack also killed eight Palestinian youths aged between twelve and twenty years old. Reuters bureau chief Alastair Macdonald was among those to speak at Shanas memorial."

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DN! Israel Rejects Vague US Calls for Peace Talks

DN! Israel Rejects Vague US Calls for Peace Talks:

"Israel Rejects Vague US Calls for Peace Talks

The Israeli government is rebuffing mild US calls for peace talks with Palestinians toward reaching a two-state settlement. On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state as a precondition for future talks. Palestinians have called the demand a non-starter, because it would mean not just acknowledging but legitimizing Israels takeover of their land and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who used to live there. Netanyahu announced the demand after meeting US envoy George Mitchell. Mitchell said the US will insist on pursuing a two-state solution."

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Direct Shooting of Tear-Gas Canisters on Demonstrators

Direct Shooting of Tear-Gas Canisters on Demonstrators:

B'Tselem Video proves Israeli soldiers illegal practice of directly firing teargas canisters at demonstrators.
Notice how Israeli officers train their soldiers to do so. If a soldier attempts to fire at a slightly larger angle, they would correct his aim. Which can only mean that this is not an individual act, but rather an institutionalized policy.

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Violence as US envoy visits West Bank- 17 Apr 09

Violence as US envoy visits West Bank- 17 Apr 09:

"Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian protester during a weekly demonstration against Israel's separation wall in the West Bank town of Bilin, according to witnesses.

The violence came as George Mitchell, the US envoy to the Middle East, met Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, serving as a bloody reminder of the stalled peace process.

Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh reports from Ramallah."

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Bil'in Weekly Demo 17 April 2009 - Israel Murders a Peaceful Protester

Bil'in 17 4:

Israel Murders a Peaceful Protester at the Apartheid Wall

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ISM: Demonstrator killed in Bilin by Israeli forces

Demonstrator killed in Bilin by Israeli forces:

"Friday, 17 April 2009: A resident has been killed by Israeli forces during a demonstration. Basem Abu Rahme, 29 years of age, was shot in the stomach with a high-velocity tear gas projectile. The tear-gas projectile, labeled 40 mm bullet, special/long range in Hebrew has also critically injured American national, Tristan Anderson at a demonstration in Nilin on 13 March 2009 when he was shot in the head from 60 meters.

For more information, visit:"

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Caught on Video - Murder of a Palestinian Protesting the Apartheid wall |

West Bank protests turn deadly | Video |

"Apr. 17 - A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli security forces during a weekly anti-barrier protest in the West Bank.

Pavithra George, Reuters."

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Jerusalem Palestinians fear eviction by Israel - 17 Apr 09

Jerusalem Palestinians fear eviction by Israel - 17 Apr 09:

"George Mitchell, the US special envoy to the Middle East, has met Palestinian leaders in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as part of efforts to revive stalled peace talks.

Many Palestinians hope that he will intervene to stop them being evicted from their homes by Israel.

But Palestinian families in east Jerusalem were this week served with eviction notices, despite the fact that the eastern half of the city is meant to constitute the capital of a future Palestinian state. The evictions are illegal, according to international law.

Clayton Swisher met some of those threatened with the loss of their homes."

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Focus on Gaza - Al Durra special - 17 Apr 09

Focus on Gaza - Al Durra special - 17 Apr 09 - Pt 1:

"In the wake of the recent war on Gaza and casualties we visit the Al Durra Family in Gaza to find out how they have coped over the years; and to understand how the pain of loss and bereavement continues, long after the guns cease firing."

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Palestinians Call for the Release of Political Prisoners

Palestinians call for prisoners release ahead of Prisoner Day:

There are (11,000) Palestinian and Arab Political Prisoners in Israel, including (400) children.

"Press Tv Ramallah"

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Separation of Families in Jerusalem + Muslims Barred from Prayer at Al Aqsa

Jerusalem - 'unholy' for Palestinians:

Israeli Policies Divide Families in Jerusalem
Al Jazeera TV, Qatar

Israeli police bar Muslims from prayers at Al-Aqsa
Dubai TV, UAE


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CAIR: Michigan Islamic Group Says FBI Trying to Recruit Spies

CAIR: Michigan Islamic Group Says FBI Trying to Recruit Spies:

"(WXYZ) - The Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate complaints that claim the FBI is spying on Islamic leaders and congregations.

Last week, the organization sent a letter to Holder stating that members of the community have been approached and asked to monitor certain individuals attending mosque. Members say they also have been asked to monitor the donations made by those same individuals.

Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says complaints grew after the FBI reportedly planted an informant in a mosque in Southern California.

In that case, an FBI agent testified that an informant infiltrated mosques and ended up befriending the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden's bodyguard. Ahmadulla Niazi was later charged with lying on his citizenship and passport applications about his ties to terrorist groups.

Walid says most of the complaints surfacing are coming from people with immigration issues. They are reportedly being asked to monitor people in exchange for help resolving their citizenship problems


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Flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza still blocked

Flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza still blocked:

"Morris Jones Press TV Washington"

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Inside Story - Roads and obstacles to peace - 16 Apr 09

Inside Story - Roads and obstacles to peace - 16 Apr 09 - 1:

"George Mitchell, the US special envoy to the Middle East, met Benyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, and Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, on Thursday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how to resolve it. What can Mitchell do to kickstart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process?"

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