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In defiance of the crackdown on protest in the West Bank for the visit of US President George Bush, a coalition of national groups have organised a sit-in at the Orthodox Club in Ramallah to voice their opposition to the visit.



The organisers, The National and Islamic Forces, the Palestinian Grassroots Anti Apartheid Wall Campaign, the Prisoners Association, the National Committee to Commemorate the Nakba, released the following statement:



To our heroic people:








In the first half of the twentieth century al-Jahalin Bedouin lived in Tel Arad, north of Bir Saba', in an area belonging to Hebron district. Then, in 1948 came the Nakba (catastrophe). All over Palestine, Zionist gangs attacked Palestinians in a concerted effort to remove them from their land to make way for the new Jewish state. 750,000 Palestinians were driven out and became refugees. Al-Jahalin were evicted and the land of Tel Arad was seized.



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Palestine, December 28 2007



Dear Susan Sarandon,



We have heard and seen, with sorrow, your pictures making your way through a picket line in front of Lev Leviev’s new jewelry shop in New York. It was disturbing to know that a prominent figure like you, known for her clear moral standings, has accepted to contribute to the profits made with blood diamonds and invested in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.








This report draws on testimonies from Palestinians living all over the West Bank about their experiences living the ghettos created by the Israeli Occupation. In the course of our research, we have identified seventy-nine villages that are in a particularly critical situation, having been completely isolated by the infrastructure of apartheid. The level of restriction placed on these villages by the Occupation makes life within them socially and economically unsustainable.

The Palestinian civil society delegation to the Forum for a Just Peace in the Middle East, planned for December 14 to 16 in Madrid, has decided not to participate in the Forum due to serious last-minute violations.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is planning and implementing a range of development projects in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, whose stated aims are to facilitate the economic development of the area and to increase Palestinian cooperation with the Israeli state.
There are fundamental weaknesses in the project, which are discussed in this briefing.

The main points addressed are:

Last Tuesday’s demonstrations, which brought thousands onto the streets of Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarem, Nablus and Gaza in defiance of the Palestinian Authority’s attempt to silence the peoples’ voice, represented a crucial moment for Palestine.




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Open letter to the activists fighting the US Wall of Death on the Mexican border

 

An extensive PowerPoint presentation to download and use in your awareness raising events. It illustrates the racist separation and expulsion perpetrated by the Occupation all over Palestine and highlights how the Occupation's policies in the West Bank and Gaza are mirrored inside the Green Line.

(For EXE format, press here.)

(For SWF format, press here.)

An extensive PowerPoint presentation to download and use in your awareness raising events. It illustrates the racist separation and expulsion perpetrated by the Occupation all over Palestine and highlights how the Occupation's policies in the West Bank and Gaza are mirrored inside the Green Line.

(For EXE format, press here.)

(For SWF format, press here.)

The Call for the Fifth Week Against the Apartheid Wall has been issued by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and its popular committees. It marks 60 years of our dispossession and our human quest for liberation.



We call on the world to take action from November 9 – 16 to raise awareness of the global silence and complicity with the occupation of our land and ethnic cleansing of our people and to join the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.






A significant victory for the Palestinian BDS and anti-normalization movement and the call for Justice has been scored as the organizers of the “One Voice” concert in Jericho have cancelled the event.




Israeli Apartheid must not be rewarded by the OECD  

After two and a half years of steadfast resistance against the Wall and settlements, the people of Bil’in have been given a decision by the Occupation court to change the Wall’s path. It will be moved 500 metres from its current route, releasing some 1,100 dunum of land back to its owners.




Occupation forces today went on a spree of demolitions in the Jordan Valley, destroying four homes and two water tanks in Bardala, Sahel Libqeya, Frush Beit Dajan and Jiftlik.



The photographs taken at the scene today, below, vividly illustrate how the Occupation is attacking Palestinian lives and land.



The images of Palestinians continuing to build homes and schools show the resistance and resilience of the Palestinian people in defiance of the wreckers.








See below the logos against Apartheid Israel's membership in the OECD.

You can use them for your flyers, brochures or websites.



To access high quality versions of the logos, please mail:global@stopthewall.org



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Sample Letter to MPs (or where applicable MEPs)



Dear………



I note with concern that Israel has been invited to engage in open accession discussions with a view to membership of the OECD. I do not believe that Israel can meet criteria set out in the Accession Process nor abide with the OECD Convention. As my representative in parliament I am asking you to open a debate on this subject and lobby our permanent representative on the OECD to vote against offering Israel membership.








This report is a summary of an extensive study on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement compiled by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and to be published in 2007. In the report we consider the scope for the development of a global BDS activism which can work in accordance with the goals set out by Palestinians in their calls. We assess the various objectives of BDS initiatives and conclude with a framework of goals, priorities and aims to take such work forwards.

The continuing destruction of the Palestinian education system by Israeli occupation and apartheid is not only an attack on the lives of individuals but threatens the development of the whole of Palestinian society.

This fact sheet details the obstacles put in the way of Palestinian youth accessing educational facilities and obtaining education and knowledge that can contribute to them and their contribute to them and their people living in dignity and freedom.

The West Bank and Gaza are in disarray, constitutional chaos, contradicting authorities and cross accusations. Yet, as the tensions in the streets simmer down, the most surprising thing is that anybody out there in the world can be surprised at all. The foundations of what has happened in Gaza and the West Bank in the last weeks were laid long ago – and it was the Israeli occupation and the US and Europe who were the chief architects.




Hadidiya, a 20,000 dunum stretch of fertile lands in the Jordan Valley, is to be ethnically cleansed from its Palestinian inhabitants. On April 10, the Occupation courts have issued orders to 5 extended families living since generations in Hadidiye to leave the area before April 21 and their homes to be destroyed. An estimated 120 people out of the approximately 500 Bedouins living permanently in the area are to be turned refugees.



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Hadidiya, a 20,000 dunum stretch of fertile lands in the Jordan Valley, is to be ethnically cleansed from its Palestinian inhabitants. On April 10, the Occupation courts have issued orders to 5 extended families living since generations in Hadidiye to leave the area before April 21 and their homes to be destroyed. An estimated 120 people out of the approximately 500 Bedouins living permanently in the area are to be turned refugees.



The situation on the ground:






Palestinians in our homeland and the diaspora remember the 30th of May as Land Day. On this day in 1976, six Palestinians were killed and a hundred injured by Israeli forces as Palestinians went on strike against a massive land confiscation scheme in the Galilee. Land theft and colonization continues in the Galilee, Naqab and the West Bank until today.




Since autumn 2006, the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign has organized seminars and tours with the students in 7 universities all over the West Bank.

The courses include lectures on the history of their struggle and the roots, aims and tactics of Zionism in implementing apartheid and expulsion policies in Palestine. Discussions about the role of students in the struggle from its beginnings until today lead into strategizing sessions on how to go ahead.


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