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Newsletter N°44 (June 2019)

"Around a decade ago, Abdullah Damra - aka Vertex - was learning to memorize the Qur'an when an underground breakdance scene emerged in the refugee camps of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank" (Jacclyn Ashly, "Dancing Gives Us Freedom", The Electronic Intifada, June 11).

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Contents:

Actions and Calls -- Agenda -- Analyses -- Arts, Culture, Heritage -- BDS -- Current Affairs -- EU, US, World -- Gaza -- Israel -- Occupied Palestine -- Prisoners -- Resources -- Videos

Actions & Calls:

BDS Movement Global campaign: "Boycott Puma!":

Global sportswear manufacturer Puma is involved in violations of international law and human rights. Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in Israel's illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. 
Puma markets itself as a company that cares about equality yet it funds the apartheid the IFA helps sustain. More than
200 Palestinian sports clubs have called on Puma to end the sponsorship deal and stop supporting Israel's illegal land grabs.

Take the Pledge: Give PUMA the Boot Until It Ends Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements! (PACBI, April 11):
Let Puma know you will respect the call from Palestinian athletes to #BoycottPuma until it ends support for illegal Israeli settlements pushing Palestinian families off their land.


"European researchers and academics protest involvement of Israeli arms companies in EU research programs" (ECCP, June 5):

More than 150 European researchers and academics have written to the European Commission demanding the exclusion of Israel and its military companies from new EU research program 'Horizon Europe'. Since years, the EU has approved hundreds of research projects with Israeli companies, such as Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, that are accused of deep complicity in Israel's war crimes and possible crimes against humanity .


"Milton Don't Go!" (PACBI Brasil, May 29):

Brazilian artists, academics, cultural organizations, trade unionists, political parties, indigenous people and popular movements urge Milton Nascimento to cancel Tel Aviv show. [Update June 12th 2019: Palestinian cultural organizations have urged Milton Nascimento to cancel his Tel Aviv show] "Dear Milton Nascimento, with admiration for your work and historic commitment with struggles for freedom, justice and equality, we ask that you cancel your concert in Israel, scheduled for June 30."


Agenda:

# Halle, 7 tot 21 juni: "Expo van Maher Naji en Iryna Rumiantseva."

Georganiseerd voor Wereldvluchtelingendag i.s.m. Linda Smismans van 'Halle zonder grenzen.' WaarBasiliekstraat 49, HalleMaher Naji werd in 1963 geboren in het Jabalaya vluchtelingenkamp (Gazastrook).Zijn politiek geïnspireerde werken vielen niet in de smaak bij Hamas (in 2017 werd hij 2 weken gevangen gezet). Vorig jaar ontvluchtten hij en zijn vrouw Gaza. Met de expo "Memory of a Land" stellen hij en zijn vrouw Iryna voor het eerst hun schilderijen tentoon in België, in hun thuisstad Halle. 


Analyses & Comments:

Yvonne Ridley, "Why are we seeing such international apathy towards the Palestinians?" (Middle East Monitor, May 26):

It is always refreshing to see the international community come together in emergencies when individual countries are blighted by man-made and natural disasters. Many European countries, for example, including Italy, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Russia and Egypt, have responded with great urgency by sending firefighting aircraft and other equipment to help Israel battle ongoing wildfires in the central part of the country, which is in the grip of a major heatwave.


Gideon Levy, "Netanyahu's Israel will declare an apartheid state. Will the West do nothing?" (Middle East Eye, April 30):

The world revolves on its axis, nothing has changed, even after the recent election in Israel. Chosen to lead Israel for the fifth time, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to install the most nationalist and rightist government in the country's history - and meanwhile the world seems to proceed as usual.


Georges Wuidart, "Un jour, pourtant, un jour viendra..." (Nouvelles de l'asbl Le Progrès, 6 juin):

Le 1er juin 1981, Naïm Khader, représentant de l'Organisation de Libération de la Palestine en Belgique et auprès des Institutions de la Communauté Européenne, était abattu devant son domicile à Bruxelles. L'émotion qui se manifesta partout en Belgique fut à la mesure de la place qu'occupait Naïm dans le milieu diplomatique et de sa personnalité attachante et chaleureuse... Naïm Khader, prophète assassiné de la Palestine, n'a jamais pu retourner à Zabaddeh. Même les morts font peur à l'occupant.


"70 ans après, l'État d'Israël camoufle toujours les exécutions sommaires commises par la Haganah" (Pour la Palestine):

"Pourquoi Israël continue-t-il de couvrir les exécutions extrajudiciaires commises par une milice juive en 1948 ?", demandait Ofer Aderet dans le quotidien israélien de centre-gauche, Haaretz, le 7 juillet 2018. Sept décennies après qu'un rapport commandité par David Ben Gourion en personne ait documenté des exécutions de Polonais et d'Arabes - ainsi que des cas de torture et de pillage - commis par la milice juive connue sous le nom de Haganah.


Mehdi Belmecheri Rozental, "Palestine. Vol au-dessus d'un nid de checkpoints - Le parkour, une pratique de résistance" (orient xxi, 29 mai):

La colonisation israélienne a profondément déstructuré le territoire palestinien, désormais discontinu et fragmenté, symbole de dépossession pour les Palestiniens et de toute-puissance pour les Israéliens. Les checkpoints, les contrôles volants, les colonies, le mur, les routes coloniales... régissent l'espace et la temporalité des vies palestiniennes... Israël emploie des techniques de domination spatiale qui morcellent, disloquent les quartiers occupés en détruisant des maisons, en s'emparant des voies de communication, ce qui réduit la mobilité de la population. L'administration militaire a mis en place pas moins de 101 types de permis pour brider la circulation des Palestiniens, développant ainsi une véritable bureaucratie militaire de l'occupation...


Thomas Suárez, "La complexité mystique et autres mythes de la création d'Israël" (Introduction de son livre "Comment le terrorisme à créé Israël", via Pour la Palestine, 12 juin):

Le " conflit " en cours entre Israël et les Palestiniens est décrit de façon typique comme la collision complexe, irréconciliable en effet, entre des ennemis historiques. Telle est la prémisse du présent ouvrage qui s'appuie sur la preuve incontournable que toute cette histoire tragique - par le biais des gros titres d'aujourd'hui - est en fait la seule histoire du mouvement politique appelé sionisme et de sa détermination à vouloir exproprier toute la Palestine en vue de la création d'une nation de colons "juifs" s'appuyant sur la descendance par le sang - la "race".


Arts, Culture & Heritage:

Megan Giovanetti, "From Palestine with love: Designer explores postcard power" (Al-Monitor, April 26):

Colorful mosaic patterns and Arabic calligraphy make a stark backdrop to the gray scale cutouts of Palestinians in traditional garb in postcards that aim to combine modernity and tradition. These postcards are part of a series called " You Are the Homeland," the brainchild of Ramallah-based graphic designer Rand Dabboor.


Rasha Hilwi, "Après les falafel et le houmous, Israël essaie de s'approprier le za'atar" (Collectif Palestine Vaincra, 29 mai):

Israël n'a pas réussi à effacer la langue arabe en dépit de toutes ses tentatives incessantes (notamment la "loi sur l’État-nation"), désignant l'hébreu comme la seule langue de l'État d'Israël et retirant à l'arabe son ancien statut officiel, alors il a lancé la 'guerre contre la nourriture'. C'est l'un des domaines dans lesquels il a le plus investi et dans lequel il a remporté des succès mondiaux, en raison de l'importance évidente de l'alimentation dans la vie quotidienne ainsi que de l'émergence moderne du tourisme alimentaire, qui occupe désormais une place de choix dans le tourisme mondial. La nourriture est une raison suffisante pour qu'on colonise un pays.


BDS :

Tamara Nassar, "Rapper Talib Kweli rejects German demand to denounce Israel boycott" (The Electronic Intifada, June 7):

American rapper Talib Kweli has refused to cave in to demands from a German festival that he denounce the BDS movement for Palestinian rights. As a result, he was disinvited from the July festival's lineup. Kweli is saying that he refuses to "censor myself and lie about BDS for a check."


Gideon Levy, "In Germany, a non-violent struggle against war crimes could be declared illegal" (Haaretz, June 13):

The Israel lobby is already on it, the Strategic Affairs Ministry is preparing a brief, the embassy in Berlin is disseminating it - a new bill to be brought before the Bundestag, the law of kowtowing. According to the bill, anyone saying the name Israel will have to incline his head and bow while uttering the explicit name.


Sara Roy: "Over de gelijkstelling van BDS met antisemitisme" (De Wereld Morgen, 11 juni):

Op 17 mei 2019 nam de Duitse Bundestag een motie aan waarin de BDS-beweging werd veroordeeld als antisemitisch. Ze werd gesteund door de CDU, SPD, FDP en Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.
"Aan de leden van de Duitse regering: Ik schrijf u over de recente motie van de Bondsdag die BDS gelijkstelt met antisemitisme. Ik schrijf u ook als Jood, een kind van overlevenden van de Holocaust en als een deskundige over het Israëlisch-Palestijnse conflict..."


"240 Israel and Jewish professors urge Germany not to enforce anti-BDS law" (Middle East Monitor, June 12):

Some 240 Israeli and Jewish academics and intellectuals have sent a letter to the Germany government urging it not to enact in to law a bill that would define the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as "anti-Semitic". The professors and signatories of the letter included 24 academics from the Hebrew University, 24 from Tel Aviv University, 11 from Ben Gurion University, nine from Haifa University, 5 from the Weizmann Institute of Science and 5 from the Open University of Israel.


Noa Landau, "Berlin Jewish Museum director resigns after tweet supporting BDS freedom of speech" (Haaretz, June 14):

Peter Schäfer steps down days after sharing of petition calling on German government not to adopt motion defining anti-Israel boycotts as anti-Semitic. The museum announced the resignation Friday, days after it was criticized for endorsing a petition against a parliamentary motion defining anti-Israel boycotts as anti-Semitic and banning the boycott movement from using public buildings. The resignation of museum Director Peter Schäfer comes after Israeli Ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, called the museum's sharing of the petition "shameful."


"Les agendas officiels d'Erdan démontrent qu'Israël utilise ses services secrets contre des militants de BDS" (Pour la Palestine, 13 juin):

"Ministre des Affaires Stratégiques", le tristement célèbre Gilad Erdan, dont la principale occupation est de stimuler et d'organiser la lutte contre la campagne mondiale "Boycott, Désinvestissement, Sanctions" (BDS), dispose pour ce faire de budgets considérables et de tous les moyens de la puissance étatique. Sans exception. Ses agendas pour 2018 permettent d'établir que pour lutter contre BDS il fait appel à l'aide du Mossad. Dans ces agendas on trouve en effet - relève Noa Landau dans le quotidien Haaretz - mention de plusieurs rencontres entre le ministre anti-BDS et le patron du Mossad, Yossi Cohen, ayant pour objet "la lutte contre le boycott".


"Israël cible des comptes bancaires d'organisations qui soutiennent la campagne BDS" (Collectif Palestine Vaincra, juin 11):

Au cours de la dernière année, Israël a travaillé en secret sur un nouveau moyen de cibler les organisations internationales pro-BDS soutenant les Palestiniens, selon la chaîne israélienne 13. La chaîne israélienne a cité des responsables du ministère israélien de la Stratégie, affirmant que le ministère avait réussi à fermer des dizaines de comptes bancaires.


Asa Winstanley, "Inside Israel's million dollar troll army" (The Electronic Intifada, June 12):

A global influence campaign funded by the Israeli government had a $1.1 million budget last year, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows. Act.IL says it has offices in 3 countries and an online army of more than 15,000. In its annual report, from January, Act.IL says its goal is to "influence foreign publics" and "battle" BDS - the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.


Current Affairs:

Entsar Abu Jahal, "Plenty of fish in Gaza sea, but not for Palestinians" (Al-Monitor, June 14):

In a dangerous development June 12, Israel announced a full naval closure on the Gaza Strip until further notice, denying Palestinian fishermen access to the sea. Israel said it took the measure in response to the continued firing of incendiary balloons at Israeli settlements by protesters in the ongoing "right of return" marches.


EU, UN, US & the World:

"Academics demand EU hold Israel to account" (Jerome Hughes, video, Press TV, June 12):

155 leading academics write to the EU Commission demanding it hold Israel to account for its war crimes perpetrated against Palestinians. They want the 28-nation bloc to suspend trade with Tel Aviv in an effort to apply pressure on the Israeli regime. PS the letter to Ms. Mogherini (with the list of endorsers)"European researchers and academics protest involvement of Israeli arms companies in EU research programs" (ECCP, June 5).


"Israël a le 'droit' d'annexer une partie de la Cisjordanie, dit l'ambassadeur américain" (LeSoir.be, 8 juin):

"Sous certaines circonstances (...) je pense qu'Israël a le droit de conserver une partie, mais pas toute, de la Cisjordanie", territoire palestinien occupé par Israël depuis plus de 50 ans, a déclaré l'ambassadeur américain dans l'État hébreu, David Friedman, dans une interview publiée samedi dans le quotidien américain New York Times. Ses propos sont susceptibles de renforcer l'opposition des Palestiniens à un plan de paix de Washington que les États-Unis n'ont pas encore dévoilé.


Gaza:

WHO: "3 children a month in Gaza left disabled for life" (Middle East Monitor, 3 June):

At least three children in the Gaza Strip are left permanently disabled every month as a result of armed conflict and Israeli violations, data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. The report by the WHO, released on Friday, cited data collected between March 2018 and March 2019, and stated that in the past year alone, a total of 172 Gazans were injured in such a way that they were left disabled for life, 36 of whom were children, meaning that one person is affected every other day. Amputations make up an overwhelming proportion of permanent disabilities, with the most common cause being high-intensity gunshot wounds resulting in 121 amputations.


"Another Gaza medic has been killed on duty by Israel, but nobody expects justice to be served" (Middle East Monitor, June 14):

It was a difficult moment for the wife of Mohammad Al-Judaily when she heard that he had succumbed to his wounds. The paramedic was 37 years old when he was shot in the face by an Israeli sniper while providing first aid to participants in Gaza's Great March of Return protests on 3 May. Being the 306th Palestinian to die in the Gaza border protests, Al-Judaily was the fifth paramedic to be killed; more than 500 others have been wounded. All were wearing clothing and insignia which identified them clearly as medical personnel.


Oren Ziv, "Civilians deliberately targeted in Gaza attacks, reports find" (+972, June 14):

Two separate investigations by B'Tselem and Human Rights Watch determine that the Israeli army and Palestinian armed groups unlawfully targeted civilian populations during the most recent Gaza escalation. 


Gideon Levy, "Israel gave this Gaza family a five-minute warning. Then it bombed its home" (Haaretz, June 8):

At 4:40 pm on Sunday, May 5, the ringing of a cell phone woke Khamis Ziada from his nap. It was an unidentified number. A voice on the other end said: "Am I speaking with Khamis Ziada? You're talking to the Israeli Shin Bet... I'm giving you 5 minutes to tell your family and everyone in the residence you live in to go outside. We have to blow up the building in another 5 minutes."


Jennifer Rankin, "Un million de personnes au bord de la famine à Gaza après l'arrêt de l'aide américaine à la Palestine" (The Guardian via Agence Médias Palestine, 28 mai):

L'office de Secours et de Travaux pour les Réfugiés Palestiniens de l'ONU (UNWRA), qui fournit de la nourriture à plus d'un million de personnes dans la bande de Gaza, fait appel à l'UE, aux États du Golfe, et à de grandes économies émergentes comme la Russie et la Chine pour qu'ils « s'engagent fermement » sur 60 millions de dollars d'ici le milieu de juin pour empêcher la famine.


"Gazavision: one winner; unified people" (We Are Not Numbers):

Jehad Shehada, a 23-year-old engineering student, is the top vote-getter in We Are Not Numbers' Gazavision song contest - the Palestinian response to Eurovision 2019, which culminated today in Tel Aviv. A video of Shehad performing his winning song was showcased today in Globalvision, an international response to Gazavision. We Are Not Numbers was founded in 2015 as a storytelling project, designed to coach youth in Gaza on shaping and sharing their narratives in a fashion that touches the hearts and minds of the Western world.


Israel:

Asa Winstanley, "Israel depends on anti-Semitism" (Middle East Monitor, June 1):

As I write, the latest episode of the "Labour anti-Semitism crisis" is playing out with depressing predictability on social and news media. Pete Willsman, a left-wing member of Labour's rule-making national executive, has reportedly had his party membership suspended after a secret audio recording - apparently of him - was released by LBC radio. In the recording, Willsman apparently states a bland and obvious truth - that the Israeli embassy has been involved in whipping up the "Labour anti-Semitism" story as a weapon against leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party more generally.


Orly Noy, "The price Mizrahim pay for serving in the Israeli army" (+972, May 29):

Mizrahim are forced to carry out the dirty work of the occupation, coming face to face with their Palestinian subjects in the West Bank.  The tracking of Mizrahim - which begins in the neglected neighborhoods and development towns of the country's periphery and continues with the sending of many Mizrahi teenagers to vocational schools - continues in the IDF. 


"Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control" (The Real News Network, June 11):

Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called 'Black Cube' that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures, hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians.


Greg Shupak, "Why Israel wants Iran destroyed" (The Electronic Intifada, June 11):

Much worried commentary is being written these days about the possibility of a US-led war on Iran. The truth, of course, is there is already a war on Iran. And it is one that very much serves Israeli interests. The US is prosecuting an economic war on Iran while intensifying its military posture against the country, increasing land, sea, and air positions on the basis of unsubstantiated claims that Iran might someday develop nuclear weapons, is the engine of violence in the Middle East, and is likely to initiate attacks against US "interests" or those of its proxies.


Occupied Palestine:

"29 Palestiniens tués, 312 blessés et 370 autres arrêtés pendant le mois mai" (WAFA, juin 10):

WAFA - le département des relations internationales de l'organisation de Libération de la Palestine a révélé dans son rapport mensuel sous-titre "Peuple sous l'occupation", que les forces militaires israéliennes ont tué 29 Palestiniens et ont blessé 312 autres pendant le mois de mai dernier. 27 Palestiniens sont tombés en martyre, dont un ambulancier et 4 femmes, y compris deux enceintes et 4 enfants, pendant les raids des aviations israéliennes contre les civils non-armés et les bâtiments dans la bande de Gaza ainsi que deux Palestiniens ont été exécutés de sang-froid en Cisjordanie.


Adnan Abu Amer, "Under US plan, Palestinian refugees will still be refugees" (Al-Monitor, June 12):

The US reportedly plans to unveil this month a proposal to rebuild Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip and West Bank as permanent cities and towns, a concept already rejected by Palestinians across the spectrum. They fear the measure is an attempt to merely paint over the real issue: the refugees' right to return to their homeland... There are 30 refugee camps distributed throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At the end of 2018, Palestinian refugees in the territories constituted about 42% of the total number of Palestinians, amounting to 4.91 million citizens, according to a report issued by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics on Dec. 31.


B'Tselem: "East Jerusalem: Engineering a Jewish Majority by Driving Out Palestinians" (Facebook video):

This Sunday, Israel will mark Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the annexation of 7000 Hectares from the West Bank to the municipality of Jerusalem. Palestinian residents have little to celebrate - Israel treats them like unwanted immigrants in their own city and employs a policy designed to drive them out of their homes. One of the measures Israel uses for this purpose is lack of urban planning and demolition. First, master plans are not drawn up for Palestinian neighborhoods. Then, when Palestinians build without a permit (because everyone needs a home), the municipality demolishes their homes or threatens to do so. Since 2004, the authorities have demolished at least 848 homes in East Jerusalem, leaving at least 2,960 people - 1,596 of them children - homeless.

Oliver Holmes, "Israel to auction prefab classrooms donated by EU to Palestinians" (The Guardian, May 31):

Israel's defence ministry plans to hold an auction next week to sell two prefabricated classrooms that were donated to Palestinian schoolchildren by the EU. The Civil Administration, the [military] body tasked with running the occupation, tore down and confiscated the classrooms last October. They had been intended for 49 students, in grades one to six, in Ibziq, in the northern occupied West Bank.


"Palestine in Pictures: May 2019" (The Electronic Intifada, 2 June):

Thirty Palestinians were killed in the context of Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the month of May. Two of those killings took place in the West Bank on the last day of the month. Yusif Wajih Suheil, 18, was shot and killed by Israeli police in the Old City of Jerusalem after stabbing two persons, critically injuring a 50-year-old man.


Jannie Schipper, "Palestijnse Autoriteit staat financieel op instorten" (nrc, 12 juni):

In de groentewinkel van de gebroeders Ghanem vlak bij checkpoint Qalandiya op de Westelijke Jordaanoever keuren huisvrouwen tomaten, meloenen en courgettes. Stapels appels in rood, groen en geel stralen overvloed uit. Maar iedereen moet bezuinigen, zegt Rizk Ghanem (20). "Mensen kopen nog maar de helft van wat ze normaal kopen." Een halve kilo tomaten hier, een halve kilo uien daar. "Ze hebben het geld niet meer, en dat merken wij in de verkoop."


Prisoners:

"Palestinian women prisoners announce demands, plan for collective strike 1 July" (Samidoun, June 14):

Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison delivered an official letter to the Israeli prison administration, informing them of their intention to launch an open hunger strike on 1 July if their demands are not addressed. In a statement, former prisoner Mona Qa'adan said that 13 prisoners would launch the strike, led by Damon prisoners' representative Yasmin Shaaban.


"3 years, 119 court hearings: Mohammed Halabi continues to fight back against Israeli imprisonment" (Samidoun, 14 June):

Palestinian charity worker Mohammed Halabi has been brought 119 times to Israeli court during the three years of detention. Halabi, a manager in Gaza for World Vision, was seized by Israeli occupation forces on 15 June 2016. After being secretly detained for nearly two months, he was then the subject of a massive international propaganda campaign, largely spearheaded by Gilad Erdan, in August of that year.


"Hassan al-Aweiwi suspends hunger strike after 69 days" (Samidoun, June 10):

Palestinian political prisoner Hassan al-Aweiwi suspended his hunger strike on 10 June after Israeli prison officials conceded an end date for his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Al-Aweiwi, 35, had maintained his hunger strike for 69 days. Last Thursday, 6 June, he was transferred to Barzilai hospital due to the severe deterioration of his health.


Resources:

@ "Conquer and Divide": B'Tselem launches new interactive map to mark 52 years since the Israeli occupation began (B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, June 6):

Today - 52 years to the day since Israel began occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip - B'Tselem launches a new interactive project, "Conquer and Divide," a collaboration with independent research agency 'Forensic Architecture'. By means of a series of maps the project illustrates the various measures Israel has used to encroach upon Palestinian space in the Occupied Territories since 1967. 


© Thomas Suárez, "Comment le terrorisme a créé Israël." Traduction par Jean-Marie Flémal. Investig'Action, ISBN 978-2-930827-16-2; 542 p.; prix: 16,20 euros (-10%, 18,00 euros). Commander ici.

Dans ce livre Thomas Suárez examine les débuts de la question israélo-palestinienne: les centaines d'attentats à la bombe et de massacres de civils perpétrés par les mouvements sionistes juifs jusqu'en 1948. But ? Chasser les Palestiniens de leurs terres. Cette terreur frappa aussi l'administration britannique et des juifs " non-coopérants ". Cette page oubliée de l'Histoire, Thomas Suárez nous la révèle ici grâce à une enquête minutieuse dans les archives de Londres, de l'Irgoun et de l'Agence juive. " Une grande part des souffrances dont nous sommes aujourd'hui témoins, s'explique par cette époque décisive ", souligne Ilan Pappé.


@ "The Liberation Graphics Collection of Palestine Posters." Nominated to UNESCO's Memory of the World Program 2016-2017.

The history of the Liberation Graphics Collection of Palestine Posters as well as the development of both the Palestine Poster Project Archives and this website are outlined in detail in my thesis. Curator's Note: The first 4 posters featured were published in 1965 and are the very first posters ever published by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The nominated collection begins with these seminal works and continues on chronologically to the year 2000. [PS Total number of posters: 12.850! The poster on the right celebrates "30 March The Day of the Land". Artist: Jamal Al Afghani; Year: circa 1986; publisher: PLO Unified Information.] 


@ List of Israeli and Palestinian Human Rights Organisations (15/6: 46; pdf):

  • "7amleh - Arab Center for Social Media Advancement": click here!
  • "ACRI, the Association for Human Rights in Israel": click here!
  • "Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel": click here!
  • "Addameer - Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association": click here!
  • "Akevot - Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research": click here!
  • "Al-Haq - Defending Human Rights": click here!
  • etc....

Videos:

Palestinian shepherds in the Jordan Valley

"Home? Not as long as the occupation is here" (B'Tselem)

Far-Right Israeli Organization Publishes List of 'Disloyal' Professors

Belgian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel

Committee: Prof. ém. Marie-Christine Closon (UCL), Prof. Patrick Deboosere (VUB), Prof. Lieven De Cauter (KULeuven), Em. Prof. Herman De Ley (UGent), Em. Prof. Marc De Meyere (UGent), Prof. Serge Deruette (UMons), Lieve Franssen (dir. Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor), Carl Gydé (director CAMPO), Prof. Perrine Humblet (ULB), Prof. Marc Jacquemain (ULiège), Em. Prof. Madeline Lutjeharms (VUB), Raven Ruëll (metteur en scène), Prof. ém. Christiane Schomblond (ULB), Dr. Nozomi Takahashi (UGent), Prof. Karin Verelst (VUB).

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