Netanyahu responds to Palestinian letter

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinian Authority issued a rare joint statement on Saturday, saying they were committed to peace after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dispatched an envoy to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The envoy carried a letter from Netanyahu replying to one he received last month from Abbas, in which the Palestinian leader stated his grievances over the collapse of peace talks in 2010 and laid out his parameters for a resumption of negotiations. Details of Netanyahu’s letter were not released, but Israeli officials said last week that they did not expect him to accept … Continue reading Netanyahu responds to Palestinian letter

“Which Group?”

– by Yusuf Estes _____________ Seems like these days the Muslims now come in “All Flavors.” There are so many different names of so many groups in the world today. But which are the “true Muslims?” The groups carry names like: Sunnies, Shi’ites, Ahmadiyah, Kadianis, Sufis, Nation of Islam, Wahabis, Moorish Science, Five Percenters, Aghakhanis, Ansar Allah, Modernists, and even Reformed Muslims. NOTE: The Mathaahab (schools of thought) do not fall into the category of “deviant groups”. So many sects and groups – all claim to be the “Saved sect of Islam” – But is there really a saved sect of … Continue reading “Which Group?”

International Action day for Palestinian Prisoners Hunger strike Monday May14

International Action for Palestinian Prisoners Hunger strike Monday May14 —————–  دفاعاً عن الكرامة الإنسانية دعوة لكل الفلسطينيات والفلسطينين والشعوب الصديقة وكل الأحرار في العــــــالم إلى الخـــــــروج من المنازل والمتاجر وأماكن العمل والسيارات والوقوف أمامها لمدة 10 دقائق في تمـــــام الساعة 12 يوم الإثنين الموافق 14-5-2012 بتوقيت القـــــــــدس المحتلة (9:00 صباحا بتوقيت غرينيتش) في اليوم 28 من اضراب الاسرى الفلسطينين عن الطعام   In Defense of Human Dignity  The General Federation of Independent Trade Unions in Palestine calls upon all Palestinians and those in solidarity with their cause throughout the world, to stop whatever they are doing for 10 minutes at 12 pm … Continue reading International Action day for Palestinian Prisoners Hunger strike Monday May14

Israel’s Crimes against Palestinians: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide

by Francis Boyle Professor of International Law At the Brussels’ Palace of Justice on March 6, 2002, Souad Srour El Meri, one of 28 Palestinians filing war crimes charges against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for the 1982 massacre of Sabra-Shatila, shows a photo of Arab children killed by Sharon’s proxies. A Brussels appeals’ court is considering putting Sharon on trial for war crimes he perpetrated in Lebanon. The International Laws of Belligerent Occupation Belligerent occupation is governed by The Hague Regulations of 1907, as well as by the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and the customary laws of belligerent occupation. Security … Continue reading Israel’s Crimes against Palestinians: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide

Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen legt VluchtelingenWerk spreekverbod op

Op 5 mei organiseerde het Amsterdamse 4 en 5 mei-comité overal in de stad “vrijheidsmaaltijden”, ook in het detentiecentrum Schiphol. Daar worden vluchtelingen gevangen gezet die via Schiphol naar Nederland komen, geen geldig paspoort of visum hebben en asiel willen aanvragen. VluchtelingenWerk-directeur Dorine Manson was door het comité uitgenodigd om samen met de opgesloten vluchtelingen een “vrijheidsmaaltijd” te nuttigen. Maar ze mocht van de Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen (DJI), de beheerder van de gevangenis, geen kritiek leveren op hun opsluiting. Omdat de overheid haar op Bevrijdingsdag de mond dreigde te snoeren, zag Manson zich genoodzaakt om de uitnodiging af te slaan. … Continue reading Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen legt VluchtelingenWerk spreekverbod op

PFLP blasts settlements, Israeli coalition govt

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Saturday called for unity between Palestinian factions during the mass hunger-strikes in Israeli jails. The group said in a statement the new Israeli coalition government will not advance the cause of peace, but only increase extremism and settlement building. It condemned settlements as a “war of ethnic cleansing and apartheid,” saying the original inhabitants of Jerusalem are being silently expelled from their land. (www.maannews.net / 12.05.2012) Continue reading PFLP blasts settlements, Israeli coalition govt

Palestinians hold demo in solidarity with detained hunger strikers

Palestinian protesters hold a demo in east al-Quds on May 5, 2012 to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, many of whom are currently on hunger strike. Protesters have staged a demonstration in occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) to express solidarity with the Palestinian detainees who have been on a hunger strike in Israeli jails, Press TV reports. The protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds, demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners who have been on an open-ended hunger strike since mid-April. An estimated 1,600 to 2,000 Palestinian prisoners began an open-ended … Continue reading Palestinians hold demo in solidarity with detained hunger strikers