“Ending the occupation is not enough”: US human rights organization

Canada Talks Israel/Palestine

us campaign to end occupationThis week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Israeli conquest and occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. But just last year, America’s largest umbrella organization defending human rights for Palestinians changed its name from “US Campaign to End the Occupation” to the “US Campaign for Palestinian Rights”. Was the change just cosmetic, or was there something behind it? Read more…

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Kafr Qasem Martyr Muhammad Taha Fell in the Struggle against Crime

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The same tragic scene that we see over and over again throughout occupied Palestine was repeated in Kafr Qasem on the evening of Monday, June 5, 2017. Angry

Funeral with Palestinian flag Shahid Muhammad Taha’s Funeral

protesters were surrounding the police station. A guard came toward them and shot Muhammad Taha with live bullets in his face and his chest. Muhammad, newly-wed 27 years old, was taken to the hospital but soon died.

Cold Blood Murder

A local lawyer that was present at the scene of the killing, Adel Bder, testified (here in Arabic) that the policemen at the place were in no danger, and that he was arguing with them and trying to calm them down before the shooting, but they insisted on opening fire on the protesters in cold blood.

Thousands of mourners attended Mr. Taha’s funeral on Tuesday, including

Funeral Entering Martyrs' Cemetery The funeral entering Martyrs’ Cemetery

delegations and public leaders of the…

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Billions in Taxpayer Money to Israel: How the NYT Hides Unsavory Facts from View


Thanks to American taxpayers, Israel has been receiving $3.1 billion in direct military aid each year, and under a new agreement signed this week that amount is set to rise to $3.8 annually. This is a hefty package and major news, but The New York Times has been oddly reticent about it, running a story on page 6 of the print edition and without fanfare online.

This is not a new phenomenon at the Times. Over the past year, as the United States and Israel have negotiated a new 10-year memorandum of understanding concerning military aid, readers have seen few references to the topic, and even with the signing of a new agreement this week, the newspaper maintains its minimalist approach.

The article by Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis gives few details of the deal, instead proving a great deal of space to the state of U.S.-Israeli relations. The…

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Better Know A #PalestineMap

Palestine Square | ميدان فلسـطيـن

Google prides itself on being all things to all people. And, befitting our globalized times, Google’s search pages are localized both linguistically and by web address. Visit Google in Rio de Janeiro and your Brazilian IP address (i.e. internet location) will direct you to google.br rather than the google.com Americans are accustomed to. In France: google.fr; google.tn for Tunisia, and so on.

For Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Google set up google.ps but initially titled the local search page the “Palestinian territories.” Then in Spring 2012, it changed its banner to “Palestine.” This sparked joy in the hearts of Palestinians: the world’s most prominent internet company had recognized the occupied territories as Palestine. Almost on cue, Israel protested. The then-Israeli deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, sent an open letter to CEO Larry Page asserting that Google’s recognition of Palestine would “negatively impinge on the efforts of…

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Where is Palestine?

Google was at the center of a storm recently, after a group of Palestinian journalists claimed that the tech giant had removed ‘Palestine’ from its map. As the statement was picked up and circulated, the hashtag #PalestineIsHere went viral on Twitter, and international media outlets covered the story.

Following the social media frenzy and press coverage, Google stated that ‘Palestine’ had not been removed because it had never been there in the first place. Instead, Google claimed, a “bug” had removed the labels for ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza Strip,’ which would be restored shortly.

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Celtic management must stand with the fans against UEFA & FIFA racism hypocrisy – for legal action

Football Against Apartheid

I received an email the day after Celtic fans demonstrated to the world that they will not stand idly by whilst UEFA & FIFA display absolute hypocrisy with regard to its own policy on racism, by not only failing abysmally to oppose Apartheid racism – the worst manifestation of racism, but seeks to punish the football fans that endeavour to highlight that hypocrisy,  whilst UEFA even rewards the Apartheid racism they claim to oppose.

The Palestinian Flags at the MatchCeltic fans demonstrate the hypocrisy of UEFA with regard to UEFA own policy on racism which rewards Apartheid the worst manifestation of racism.  UEFA said Celtic had been charged for displays of an “illicit banner” and added: “This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 September.”

The email via a marvellous campaigner against the Israeli illegal and brutal occupation of Palestine and its Apartheid racism,   contained a message…

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PAJU félicite le Parti Vert du Canada pour l’adoption des résolutions en faveur des droits humains des Palestiniens

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Palestiniens et Juifs Unis (PAJU) félicite le Parti Vert du Canada pour son appui historique et courageux aux deux résolutions relatives au conflit israélo-palestinien. Le 7 août, 2016, le Parti Vert a approuvé une résolution soutenant le principe de la Campagne de Boycott, Sanctions et Désinvestissement, mouvement visant l’occupation illégale d’Israël des territoires palestiniens. Lors de la convention, les Verts ont également adopté une résolution historique pour appuyer la révocation du statut d’organisme de bienfaisance de toute organisation qui est complice de la violation du droit canadien ou international des droits de l’homme.

“BDS est la seule mesure non-violente qui peut mettre un terme à l’occupation brutale d’Israël et de son système institutionnalisé de ségrégation pratiquée contre les Palestiniens sur une base quotidienne », a déclaré Bruce Katz, co-président de PAJU. “La résolution de révoquer le statut d’organisme de bienfaisance des organisations qui ne…

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