The Sixth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week 2010

Solidarity in Action: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
March 2010

Mark your calendars – the 6th International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place across the globe from from the 1st to the 14th of March 2010!

Since it was first launched in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, more than 40 cities around the world participated in the week’s activities, which took place in the wake of Israel’s brutal assault against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. IAW continues to grow with new cities joining this year.

IAW 2010 takes place following a year of incredible successes for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the global level. Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of theses successes along with the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the battle to end Israeli Apartheid. Speakers and full programme for each city will be available soon.

If you are planning to organize IAW in your city in 2010, please contact: iawinfo@apartheidweek.org

Visit Apartheidweek.org

Congratulations to Nidal El Khairy for winning the first international Israeli Apartheid Week poster competition.

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: Almost $114 Billion

ISRAHELL: Israel bars Palestinian expert on settlements from travel abroad

Interior Minister Eli Yishai has banned Palestinian geographer Khalil Tufakji, a resident of Jerusalem, from traveling abroad for six months, citing unspecified security concerns.

The ban was issued on the recommendation of the Shin Bet security service and is based on 1948 Emergency regulations.

“Having been convinced that there is real concern that the exit of Mr. Khalil Tufakji from Israel may harm the security of the state, I order that he be banned from exiting the country until 2 August, 2010,”
the order reads.

Tufakji, 60, was summoned last week to a meeting at Jerusalem police headquarters in the Russian Compound. There, a man in civilian clothes calling himself Shadi, gave him the order.

The Shin Bet said that the man was a policeman.

Tufakji has for years been researching Israel’s settlement policy and the ways by which Palestinian land is taken over, as well as planning policy which discriminates against Palestinians.

He heads the cartography department of the Arab Studies Society, established in 1980 to document the social, political and cultural history of the Palestinians.

Since 1992 Tufakji has been part of Palestinian negotiating team on property borders, land and settlements. In addition to his research, he lectures in Israel and abroad and is often interviewed by journalists.

Tufakji says that he has no scheduled lectures abroad in the near future.

Palestinian activists say that the order against him is part of a policy of oppression by the Israeli authorities, targeting popular and public opposition to the occupation.

The Shin Bet said in response that “as far as we know the minister issued the order after reviewing relevant information and a recommendation by the Shin Bet that there is a significant security threat by the exit of the aforementioned person abroad.”

Ref: Haaretz

GAZA: Israeli massacre by “the purity of slaughter”

VIDEO: Watch the “anti-Israeli” turkish TV-shows that displays Israel as it is!

“First time a TV series shows the ongoing, bleeding wound of the world which is taking place on Palestinian lands. It shows the painful stories of the people who lived on invaded Palestinian lands in 1948, especially women and children.”

The show aired this week on Turkey’s state-run TRT-1 network. It shows an actor dressed as an Israeli soldier shooting an unarmed Palestinian girl. In another sequence, an Israeli soldier opens fire on an infant being held by a family member.”


This falls into the Israeli doctrine that NOBODY (= person, organization or country) should or must display the impacts that the Israeli apartheid regime and aggressive militarism have upon

the Palestinians. Giving these circumstances attention is the same as being racist towards Israel. The Israeli reactions toward their systematically organ theft written by the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is a part in case. The truth all the time, which was very known in Israel, was that this had happend and happends. Israel is a notorious ORGAN TRAFFICKING COUNTRY! But the truth does not matter to a country so indoctrinated by the ideology of zionism. Israel is just like nazi-German.

Read about how Israel demand to be an actor in Turkish domestic politics by humiliating the Turkish Israeli ambassador!

Humiliation is not a policy

Turkish public won’t forgive Israel’s insult

Turkey PM: Israel’s apology is satisfactory

FIGHT ISRAHELL: THE PROPAGANDA DOCTRINE FOR THE PRO-ISRAELIS (warning this is real shit!)

SOME HIGHLIGTS
Bild 9

Bild 5
Bild 3

Settlement data ‘implicates Israel’ + Secret Israeli database reveals full extent of illegal settlement (this is OLD news!!!)

A leaked report on Jewish settlements in the West Bank shows that the Israeli government was complicit in illegal construction on land owned by Palestinians, an Israeli human rights group says.

Yesh Din said on Friday that the classsified information, compiled by the Israeli defence ministry, would allow it to help Palestinians sue the Israeli government for damages.

Michael Sfard, Yesh Din’s legal counsel, said the information was a “severe indictment” of Israel’s military and government.

Israeli authorities are “systematically violating international law and the property rights of Palestinian residents,” he said in a statement.

The information leaked to the group shows that in three out of every four settlements in the West Bank at least some of the construction was completed without proper permits, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported.

The daily said the database showed that, in more than 30 settlements, extensive construction of buildings and infrastructure like roads, schools, synagogues, and even police stations was carried out on private lands belonging to Palestinians.

In one settlement, Elon Moreh, 18 houses were built on private land, the reports says. In another, Efrat, a park and a synagogue were built on privateland, and in a third, Ariel, a college was built without legal approval.

Yesh Din said it would begin running advertisments in Palestinian newspapers to encourage people to take legal action, and will also offer legal counsel, the statement from the group said.

The database focuses on the 120 West bank settlements that have been authorised by the Israeli government since it occupied the territory in 1967. About 100 other unauthorised outposts have also been established by settlers.

The settlements are illegal under international law and the so-called “road map” setting the course for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations calls for a halt to their expansion.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli government on the conclusions of the report.

Ref: Al Jazeera

Read more here “Secret Israeli database reveals full extent of illegal settlement”

Gush Katif evacuees implore gov’t to let them resettle Gaza (Israeli biznez as usall)

A group of former residents of the Gush Katif settlement bloc on Sunday implored the government to allow them to resettle Gaza, amid Israel’s ongoing offensive against Hamas in the coastal territory.

“Let us return home. We are ready at a day’s notice to set up tents in the area, until permanent construction,” the group said at a news conference at the Museum of Gush Katif in Jerusalem.

Israel pulled out all of its settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2005. The pullout was fiercely opposed by residents of the Strip’s settlements, most of which were situated in Gush Katif, and their supporters in the West Bank and within Israel.

One of the members of the group was a former head of the Gush Katif region council, Reuven Rosenblatt. He said the group expected the government to let them return to Gaza as an act of “national repair.”

“This isn’t about an unauthorized return. We ask to start preparing hearts for the idea that there needs to be state-sponsored operation,” said Aharon Tzur, another former Gush Katif region council head.

REF: Haaretz