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    Posted: 07 January 2007 at 1:07am
Yes this is my attempt to say "See we are human after all" This is
representative of only 40% as opposed to 60% in 1993 of the Israeli
sentiment. This was at the height of the peace process. Clinton Mubarak,
King Hussien (OBM) and Arafat (OM) were hammering out the Peace and
the Hamas was blowing up civilians in Tel Aviv. Sharon, BB were waiting
in the wings as if in concert with the Hamas. It's amazing that civilians on
either side of this conflict can stagger in the right direction. Our loyalties
are strained to the limit. Most Palestinians hold a secret or not so secret
admiration for the "Martyrs" I saw framed posters of the twin towers
burning in many Cafe's in Nabulus and Ramaula along the sides of these
hung pictures of smooth faced suicide bombers forever trying to look
grown up, frozen behind 4mm of glass. No one's children should die.

Dreaming of vegetables

TOI-Billboard, January 6, 2007
The Other Israel email updates in cooperation with Occupation Magazine

Dahamesh Village near Ramla in imminent danger of destruction
Nori Al-Okbi - Bedouin Rights Defence Association - The houses of a
thousand people were given demolition notices, and the entire village is
in imminent danger of being demolished and completely erased. Ramla
Mayor Yoel Lavi has declared that “The solution” for this village is “Two
D-9 bulldozers, accompanied by two companies of Border Guards” (Riot
Police). Once these become available, “The bulldozers will move freely,
from one side of the village to another”.

Tali Fahima: `My crime was to protest at Israeli assassinations`
Conal Urquhart/ Tim Butcher - The Guardian/Telegraph - For nine
months of her incarceration she was kept in isolation, without access to
any distractions such as books or television. "I used to lie on my bed and
think about Jenin, the people I met, and wonder how things were going
there. I never get bored on my own," Tali Fahima said.(...) "My first crime
was that I refused to work with Shin Bet, the second was that I insisted on
going to see the Palestinians and the third was that I protested against
the Israeli policy of assassination," Tali Fahima told the Guardian in her
first interview since her release.

Mubarak: either demilitarized region or Egypt goes nuclear too
Roee Nahmias - Ynet - "We said that the region should be demilitarized
of mass destruction weapons and that we don’t want nuclear weapons in
the region, or else we would be forced to also bring in nuclear weapons
so that we are not attacked at any time," the president said.

Bil`in protest - against Wall and against Palestinian infighting
ISM/IMEMC - Jabril al Joub, of Fateh, commended the unanimity amongst
Palestinians fostered within Bil’in, and cited the death of Yasser Arafat as
significant catalyst toward the current political crisis. Kais Abu Leyla, also
of Fateh, echoed the call for unity between Islamic and nationalist parties,
to put an end to factionalism.(...) Israeli soldiers took positions at several
locations along the expanse of the primary fence and immediately opened
fire. Several Bil’in residents were injured, including at least one who was
taken to the hospital for treatment. An Israeli activist also received first
aid after suffering burns from a tear gas canister.

Detainees in Hadarim call for an end to internal clashes
Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - Palestinian detainees imprisoned at the
Hadarim Israeli detention facility called on the Palestinian factions to end
all sorts of internal clashes and violence. The detainees said that the
factions should resolve their differences peacefully instead of resorting to
violence. The detainees who are confined to solitary said that all
detainees in every detention facility will carry a hunger strike on January
14 and several strikes in February and March.

Decision time
Yaakov Katz - Jerusalem Post - "Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh
told The Jerusalem Post in November that sanctions were unlikely to work
and that Israel must be prepared to thwart Teheran`s drive for nuclear
capability "at all costs," even in a preemptive strike. Since then other
leaders have added their voices, including Vice Prime Minister Shimon
Peres who recently declared: "Iran too can be destroyed."

The IDF and my daughter`s hamburger
Sam Bahour - "Well, we were in the center of Ramallah yesterday
afternoon, at 3:40pm when the almighty Israeli military decided, again,
that it was time to wreak havoc on our city. I should not really complain
since what happened in Ramallah yesterday happens across the West
Bank and Gaza regularly.

Sad holiday - a report from within on how Palestinians survive
Adel Shadid - Thousands live in such dire conditions that they can only
dream of vegetables and bread; they pass whole long days without any
food, pass the cold mountain winter without heating, lighting candles in
order to save electricity, walking on foot or riding donkeys in order to
save travelling fares. The number of the poor and hungry is ever growing.
The unemployment rate among Palestinians is enormous, and in practice
it can be said that the entire Palestinian people is unemployed.

If I were a Palestinian
Uri Blau - Haaretz - "If I were in the Palestinians` situation, I would make
our lives bitter. I would not blow up women and children. I`m totally
opposed to that. But yes, I would fight against the foreign occupier. When
you take a person and put him up against the wall and don`t leave him
many options, then what do you want him to do? (...) In this battle
soldiers are legitimate targets. My father was in the Etzel [Irgun]. There
was the British occupier and he fought against it. The Palestinian is
fighting against the Israeli occupier. When you come and call someone a
`terrorist,` the definition is totally subjective. I consider the Etzel fighters
freedom fighters, and the British considered them terrorists..."

The Shuhada Street opened? Not quite
Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - senior IDF officers discovered that the closure of
Old Hebron`s Shuhada Street to Palestinians had been done "by mistake."
The mistake has now lasted for six years. Activists from the Israeli
organization Children of Abraham and from the International Solidarity
Movement (ISM) accompanied Palestinians trying to benefit from the army
discovering its mistake. The results were rather predictable.

For articles of the past week, lookinto the "categories" of, such as:

Commentary on current events§ion=8

especially recommended:
Shulamit Aloni: Indeed there is Apartheid in Israel

Siege & Checkpoints§ion=4

especially recommended:
Amira Hass: Marking the territory


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mariyah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2007 at 4:13pm

Salaam Shalom

May Allah keep you ever safe, you are a jewel amongst thorns at times. If only many knew how many Isrealis deplore the actions of our governments as well as americans! Israel and Ismael are brothers, why should they harm each other!

"Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hat2010 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2007 at 5:37am
Shalom alik, brother DoubleD

Bless you, man...I am translating this to my friends here in Morocco right
now...they are sending blessings too...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pauline35 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2007 at 5:43am
Sister Maryah is absolutely right. Daniel, your people is cousin to Palestinians. Nothing could function rightly until Israel propose to build hospital and school for the children of Palestine. Israel has to be extra patience in this time.

Communicate with Palestine directly and not through a third party. Lacking of communication is the root to misunderstanding.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Daniel Dworsky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2007 at 2:28am
That is what people of conscience do.
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