All posts for May 2010

Australia expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai passport row

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine
    24.05.10 Haaretz by Barak Ravid

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    Photo: Israeli military siege on the Gaza Strip.

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said Monday that Canberra has asked Israel to withdraw a diplomat after an investigation found “no doubt” of its role in forging four Australian passports implicated in the slaying of a Hamas operative in Dubai earlier this year.

Copies of passport photos allegedly linked to the Dubai hit of a Hamas strongman.

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Tadamon! congratulates the Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain-CSN for their support for BDS against Israeli apartheid!

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux

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Photo: Active Stills Palestinians protest against Israel’s apartheid wall in Bil’in.

Montreal Middle East solidarity collective Tadamon would like to extend its warm congratulations to the delegates of most recent convention of the Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CCMM-CSN), which took place from May 17 to 21, 2010. At the convention, the 297 delegates voted, nearly unanimously, in favour of a historic resolution in support of the global campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

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6 Reasons to Oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Visit to Ottawa

May 26th, 2010 | Posted in Culture, Palestine

oppose Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit May 31st Tadamon! statement

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Photo: Palestinian students in Gaza sit beside names of fellow students killed during the Israeli bombardment during Operation Cast Lead in winter 08/09.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to visit Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on May 31st. The visit will be another step towards strengthening Canada’s support for Israeli apartheid, war crimes, and Israel’s long history of contempt for international law. Middle East solidarity collective Tadamon therefore calls upon all supporters of human rights and social justice to join us in protesting at 5pm May 31st in front of the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa against Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence in Canada.

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Protest visit of Netanyahu in Ottawa

May 26th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine
    Protest Israeli war criminal and Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu

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    Monday May 31st
    get on bus to Ottawa from Montreal!
    meet at 1pm
    in front of the Hall Building
    @ Concordia University
    1455 de Maisonneuve West
    (metro Guy-Concordia)
    bus return to Montreal @ 10:30pm

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30 years of a censorship-free Pride in Toronto has come to an end

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Politics
    May 23, 2010 statement from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

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    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall cutting through Palestinian territories.

For the first time in its 30-year history, Pride Toronto has banned an LGBT community group from the parade. The board of directors voted on Friday to ban the words ‘Israeli Apartheid’ from any Pride events, including the Pride parade, dyke march, and trans march – directly targeting the group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.

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Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Imperialism
    guardian.co.uk by Chris McGreal Sunday 23 May 2010

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Photo Documents on nuclear warheads between apartheid South Africa and Israel

Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state’s possession of nuclear weapons.

The “top secret” minutes of meetings between senior officials from the two countries in 1975 show that South Africa‘s defence minister, PW Botha, asked for the warheads and Shimon Peres, then Israel’s defence minister and now its president, responded by offering them “in three sizes”. The two men also signed a broad-ranging agreement governing military ties between the two countries that included a clause declaring that “the very existence of this agreement” was to remain secret.

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Palestinian nonviolence relies on global non-silence

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    guardian.co.uk by Yousef Munayyer Friday 21 May 2010

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Photo Palestinian boy views photos of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.

When will there be a Palestinian Gandhi? I’m often asked this question by people who sympathise with Palestinian suffering but are uncomfortable associating themselves with resistance movements that they see as violent or terrorist.

The reality of course is that Palestinian nonviolent resisters are not only active today but have a long and storied history in the Palestinian struggle. The real question is: why haven’t we heard about them?

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Palestine: Mabrouk Wadi Rahhal

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine
    International Solidarity Movement May 2010

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    Photo Israeli apartheid wall weaves over Palestinian lands near Bethlehem.

Today, Friday 14th May, the small farming village of Wadi Rahhal, just south of Bethlehem, held its first demonstration against the theft of its lands by the massive Israeli colony/settlement of Efrat. In particular, the villagers were objecting to the planned encroachment of the apartheid wall to within 30 metres of the village school. Regular incursions by armed settlers and Israeli troops have not previously brought forth this kind of response from the village.

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Italy: Supermarket chains suspend sales of products from the occupied Palestinian territories

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    press release May 22, 2010

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    Photo Palestinian walks along Israeli apartheid wall in Palestine.

An important success for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli apartheid

Following lobbying efforts by the Italian Coalition Against Carmel-Agrexco, two major Italian supermarket chains, COOP and Nordiconad, announced the suspension of sales of products from Agrexco, the principal exporter of produce from Israel and the illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Nordiconad director Mr. Covili announced that as of the end of April Agrexco products will no longer be found in their supermarkets.

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Rampant employment discrimination against Palestinian workers in Israel

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Labor, Palestine
    Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada 21 May 2010

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    Photo: Tel Aviv city skyline at nighttime.

Unemployed computer engineer Morad Lashin would like to work in Israel’s Electricity Company, a large state utility, but admits his chances of being recruited are slim.

The reasons were set out in graphic form this month when a parliamentary committee revealed that only 1.3 percent of the company’s 12,000 workers are Arab, despite the Palestinian Arab minority constituting nearly 20 percent of the population.

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