Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Beachfront exhibit mimics West Bank Apartheid Wall

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009
The wall (Photo: Shelly Federman)

The wall (Photo: Shelly Federman)

“I deal with architectural violence, with the material itself –- with concrete and with the correlation between concrete and Israeli architecture, which to me, represents the Israeli aggressiveness. It this case –- the concrete has a military context.”

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Soldier involved in lynch: Don’t hang out with Arabs

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 20, 2009

When asked if she has a message for other young girls like herself, she said, “They should stop hanging out with Arabs. Don’t get in trouble, take care of themselves, and be careful. Don’t drink alcohol. I hope they never have to experience something that terrible. They should avoid going out with Arabs. I didn’t think at first that it would end like this. I want to forget about this whole ordeal. I want to get back to a normal, quiet life. I hope I manage to do so. Such an event is hard to forget.”

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Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson Turns Down Offer to Premiere Film at the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009
John Greyson is a prominent Canadian filmmaker

John Greyson is a prominent Canadian filmmaker

“After much wrestling with these difficult issues, I’ve come to a decision: I can’t show Fig Trees in your festival, and I can’t go forward with my proposed film shoot in Israel.

This choice has been very difficult to make. As I’ve said before, I have great respect for the work you’re doing, and know what a struggle your festival faces to keep going. I want to be very clear: my decision isn’t in opposition to your festival, which has done much to promote the voices of global queers, or to you, who have done much to get queer films made and shown in your city.

Instead, I feel I must join the many Jews and non-Jews, Israelis and Palestinians, queers and otherwise, who are part of the growing global BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement against Israeli apartheid. I’ve come to the conclusion that, in this moment, to not take this stand is unthinkable, impossible.”

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Richard Falk: My Expulsion from Israel

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

To avoid an incident at the airport, Israel could have either refused to grant visas or communicated to the UN that I would not be allowed to enter, but neither step was taken. It seemed that Israel wanted to teach me, and more significantly, the UN a lesson: there will be no cooperation with those who make strong criticisms of Israel’s occupation policy.

After being denied entry, I was put in a holding room with about 20 others experiencing entry problems. At this point, I was treated not as a UN representative, but as some sort of security threat, subjected to an inch-by-inch body search and the most meticulous luggage inspection I have ever witnessed.”

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Estimates: Sudan strike targeted weapons that could hit Tel Aviv

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

Any Israeli decision to attack such a distant target would likely have been based on the belief that Iran could deliver arms into Gaza, possibly including 70-kilometer-range Fajr rockets. That range would allow Hamas operatives to strike into the heart of Israel, Tel Aviv, from their Gaza bases.”