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Israel: New party-old faces & activists' plight

New party-old faces & human rights activists' plight

TOI-Billboard, December 3, 2005

The Other Israel's weekly email updates

This week

-Ins and outs of the political merry-go-round

The PM's private new party Kadima ("forwards") turns out to be a welcome refuge for frustrated old (and less old) Labor horses - Shimon Peres, Haim Ramon, Daliya Itzik. Meanwhile it is Peretz' old-new Labor which attracts spectacular new people such as economy professor Braverman, and the outspoken but very popular media personality Shelly Yechimovitch.

Braverman calls for new economic model
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3177699,00.html

Revenge of the loser by Attila Somfalvi
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3177802,00.html

'Peres took revenge against Labor'
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1132475651113&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Now Shimon Peres is Ariel Sharon's problem
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/652226.html

The facade of peace by Amira Hass
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/651686.html

In Sharon's shadow by Aluf Benn
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/652731.html

-human rights activists unwanted everywhere-

The struggle of ISM activist Andrew Macdonald against deportation by the Israeli authorities got overshadowed when it became known that four CPTers were taken hostage in Iraq. Still, also his is a case of commitment to a humanitarian cause with a lot of courage needed.

read about both & on this week's anti-wall demonstrations
http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/

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More news and articles:

In memory of Toma Sik

World citizen, pacifist and admirer of the Bedouin lifestyle

A report by Rayna Moss and Beate Zilversmidt on how the donated money was spent

http://www.geocities.com/toi_billboard/toma.htm


In the hope that Jerusalem will wait

By Meron Benvenisti

The illusion of "a continuation of the disengagement" - which must not be disturbed - is acting as a shield that is absorbing any criticism and is enabling the creation of a consensus behind which all the elements that define themselves as a liberal "center" are coalescing and defending a regime of discrimination and oppression.

read more http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/652262.html

A view from Ramallah

By Ali Waked

From coffee shops to barber shops, Palestinian residents of Ramallah have mixed views, levels of interest on recent developments in Israeli politics

read more
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3177515,00.html

The meteoric rise of 'Paradise Now'

The story of two young Palestinians as they embark upon the last 48 hours of their lives, with bombs fastened to their bodies - another success of Dutch-Palestinian film maker Hani Abu-Assad.

US local release dates at:
http://wip.warnerbros.com/paradisenow/

report on its screening in Tel-Aviv & interview with Hani Abu-Assad
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/643722.html


Kadima Justice minister: West Bank fence is Israel's future border

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has stated publicly that the separation fence will serve as "the future border of the state of Israel" and that, "the High Court of Justice, in its rulings over the fence, is drawing the country's borders." Livni's remarks are in contradiction to the position of the state prosecution, which she oversees as justice minister.

full article

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/652490.html

This weeks choice by Occupation Magazine

several more important articles
http://www.kibush.co.il/

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