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The Real News interviews Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert about the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza caused by the Israeli siege.

The Hummus Enforcement Agency is a film by Eran Vered, who explores what would happen if Israel suddenly outlaws the possession & sale of hummus.  http://eranvered.com/...

A Prisoner Solidarity Conference takes place in Jerusalem attended by 150 people in support of Palestinian hunger strikers.

PM Netanyahu has been criticized for his push for war with Iran by members of the Israeli security establishment.  How will this affect his re-election?

PM will accept early elections:

Sources close to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday morning that he would not hesitate to hold early elections, following statements over the weekend from four political parties indicating an accelerated push to advance polling dates. . . .
Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman said on Saturday that his party was no longer obligated to the coalition. . . .
Other opposition party leaders were not waiting for answers from Netanyahu, as Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich and Meretz head Zehava Gal-On both proposed bills to dissolve the Knesset.

Residents of El Araqib demonstrate against the Jewish National Fund again.

The Jaber family of Hebron was surprised to learn they inspired Peter Beinart to write The Crisis of Zionism.

Danny, maybe it would help relations with Palestinians if they could get resident cards or building permits easily, or if the settlers who took over Palestinian houses were evicted & the houses returned.

A new wall is being built on the border between Lebanon & Israel.  Inside Story asks if walls help or hurt Israel.

West Bank Palestinian Christians comment on the remarks Ambassador to the US Michael Oren made to Sixty Minutes.

IDF soldiers shoot at Gazan farmers as they try to harvest crops.

Shepherds & activists in Yanun are harassed by settlers & the IDF.

Demos took place in Beit Hanin & Ofer.

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  •  In a CNN interview on Friday, Olmert blamed AIPAC? (4+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, Assaf, poco, pot

    for sabotaging a 2008 peace proposal with the Palestinians.

    In the interview Olmert gave CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that aired on Friday, Olmert said that his peace plan was supported by a majority of Israelis and that it could have been, and still can be, implemented were it not for “superior powers” in the U.S. which he would not name.

    Olmert told Amanpour that he was working toward a peace agreement in 2008, knowing that this would mean handing over East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. “But I had to fight against superior powers, including millions and millions of dollars that were transferred from this country (the U.S.) by figures which were from the extreme right wing, that were aimed to topple me as Prime Minister of Israel. There is no question about it.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/...
    •  Unfortunately, Olmert is an unreliable witness. (4+ / 0-)
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      downsouth, Aunt Martha, poco, elliott

      No attempt of his to rewrite his history will hold water in the long run.

      Olmert was not a "force for peace" thwarted by rejectionist Palestinians (his original spin) or rejectionist American Jews -

      rather, he was the only Israeli prime minister who in one short term (<3 years) started two wars, both of them wars of choice.

      And ended up with the largest proportion of his cabinet jailed or indicted for corruption - including himself, which makes his testimony about, well, anything pretty ridiculous.

      That being said, saying that AIPAC and American bodies further to the right have been meddling in Israel-Palestine and helping expand the Occupation and derail progress - is pretty much stating the obvious. These forces have been tremendously destructive ever since the 1993 Oslo accords.

  •  Gaza siege (1+ / 0-)
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    volleyboy1

    The so called siege is a bit more complicated than simply naming Israel as its root. It more has to do with the politics and economic competition between the tunnels that run between Gaza and Egypt.

    Focusing on Israel is a superficial discussion  plus one with an obvious political agenda.

    •  Interesting way to diminish Israeli (3+ / 0-)
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      Friendlystranger, poco, pot

      responsibility for the health crisis in Gaza:

      It more has to do with the politics and economic competition between the tunnels that run between Gaza and Egypt.
      Focusing on the tunnels is a superficial discussion plus one with an obvious political agenda.
      •  Does Egypt have any role in Gaza's so (0+ / 0-)

        ...called health crisis?  Objectivity is not part of the equation when it comes to this topic. Too many people have been co-opted.

        I have little interest debating this.

        Enjoy the weekend.

  •  Being shot at by Israeli soldiers (1+ / 0-)
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    volleyboy1

    Does anyone believe this obviously BS and staged video. Come on, can these posts have credibility?

  •  The JPost clip about the Jaber family is ugly. (6+ / 0-)

    They took the story and tried to put as far a right-wing spin on it as possible.

    They did not even care to translate what the mother said.

    They also didn't show the original clip of Jaber being pulled away from his dad by soldiers, that had moved Beinart so much.

    And where's the father? Is he still in jail? If so, for how long? And what about some context with respect to "stealing water" in the West Bank?

    I suggest being more selective with bringing their videos - or at least framing them correctly in the text.

    Otherwise, thanks for the collection. T'ed and R'ed as always.

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