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The Real News has this report on the continuing siege of Gaza & the failure of the recent aid ships to break it.

Al Jazeera also reports on the attempt to break the Gaza siege.

The Palestinians have decided to push for full statehood at the UN & nothing else.

David Frost interviews Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, the PM & foreign minister of Qatar, about Palestine.

Israel's threats to attack Iran have increased tensions between the two countries.

Russia has warned Israel about attacking Iran.

The Israeli Supreme Court has upheld former Pres. Moshe Katsav’s rape conviction & 7 year prison sentence.

Activists have called for demos today at Anatot to protest settler violence.

Activists in Susia help Palestinians harvest olives, with the IDF watching. Two settlers show up.  A settler with a dog steals a sack of olives, & gets the dog to grab another sack.  The border police are called, but they do nothing.  The soldiers & police close the olive grove to the activists & farmers.  A settler takes a last sack of olives.

An activist shows his life: anti-Occupation demos in the morning, a rave in the evening.

Demos took place in Bilin, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh & al Walaje.

In this Breaking The Silence video, an ex-soldier talks about using tear gas against demonstrators.

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  •  While the aid ships didn't make it to Gaza . . . (7+ / 0-)

    . . . at least nobody was killed by "National State and Homeland of the Jewish people" ® navy this time.  That's a good thing!

    Why am I not surprised that a Jewish "National State and Homeland of the Jewish people" ® colonist in the West Bank can steal bags of olives from the poor Palestinians who harvested and own those olives, but the "National State and Homeland of the Jewish people" ® army looks the other way while it happens?

    As usual, an informative diary.  Thanks again, Friendly Stranger.

    Celtic Merlin

    Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

    by Celtic Merlin on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 10:20:11 PM PST

  •  Gaza (4+ / 0-)

    Last night Channel 4 in the UK had a documentary in their Unreported World strand about athletes in Gaza training in the hope of attending the Paralympic Games in London next year. From the producer's background comments:

    Most days Hatem Zaqout, a blind religious teacher, practices throwing the discus in a dusty cemetery around the corner from his mosque because he can't easily get to a training ground. I noticed Hatem was a gentle man who had a lovely relationship with his children, on whom he was completely dependent for even simple tasks like walking down a street or eating a meal.

    Before I went to Gaza I was told that people with physical disabilities were often shunned by society and that they might not have the care and support one finds in a Western country. On the ground we found the contrary to be the case.

    I think the program itself may be geoblocked to the USA but I think you can still watch the video extras on the Channel 4 site.

    Fight poverty, oppression, hunger, ignorance, disease and aggression wherever they occur.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 12:12:37 AM PST

  •  As a free, mostly, person, I have to say that if I (0+ / 0-)

    was faced with what the Palestinians have to go through daily, I would grab my .50 cal and start plinking windows, transformers, and swimming pools in the settlements, anonymously, from a distance.

    No killing.  Just discomfort.

    But then, I'm not Palestinian, and it's a different reprisal-based reality.

    Thanks for the series, FS.  Please keep it up.

    Sumud muqawim. Unadikum. Salaam.

    by Terra Mystica on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 05:20:35 PM PST

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