|BDM's Newsletter #043/2017Sent on 30 April 2017Herzl eagerly took the advice. He felt that it was appropriate to try any means possible to hasten the establishment of a Jewish state. And so he agreed to serve as a tool of the Sultan, by trying to convince the leaders of the Armenian revolt that if they surrendered to the Sultan, he would comply with some of their demands. BDM's Newsletter #041/2017Sent on 29 April 2017As Israelis, we cannot reconcile ourselves to the continuation of the 50-year-old occupation and the resultant violations of human rights. But as long as the world remains indifferent to the situation and refrains from taking action, the Israbluff will continue to thrive. BDM's Newsletter #040/2017Sent on 28 April 2017Organizers say the conference on the subject of 'Palestine facing Israeli incitement' was sponsored by an independent group
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan banned a conference earlier this week in East Jerusalem on the subject of Israeli incitement against the Palestinian Authority, claiming that it was organized by the Palestinian Authority. Those involved in convening the meeting said they represent an an independent academic non-profit group.
BDM's Newsletter #039/2017Sent on 21 April 2017ambassadors in dozens of capitals worldwide have been ordered to work with officials of their host countries to foil the move.
An official involved in the issue said that two weeks ago, Israel learned that Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub had asked to put the issue of the settlement teams on the agenda of both the FIFA Council, which will meet in Manama, Bahrain on May 9, and the FIFA Congress, which will meet in the same city on May 10 and 11.
BDM's Newsletter #038/2017Sent on 19 April 2017Tens on thousands of Palestinians from throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip marched and attended rallies to show their support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Marwan Barghouti, who is leading the strike, was palced in solitary confinement. BDM's Newsletter #037/2017Sent on 15 April 2017Summoning deep patience is nothing new for Zeina Abu Ghazi.
She lives with her family in Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank. A refugee from Beit Jibrin, a Palestinian town ethnically cleansed by Zionist militias in 1948, located in what is today called Israel, Zeina is a mother of nine: six boys and three girls.
BDM's Newsletter #036/2017Sent on 11 April 2017The Saudi monarch expresses 'strong support' for the American missile attack on the Syrian airbase. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over the phone on Friday with King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who became the first leader in the Middle East to hear directly from Trump after the American attack in Syria on Thursday. BDM's Newsletter #035/2017Sent on 09 April 2017Every year Palestinians mark the Nakba – “catastrophe” in English – when in 1948 around 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes during the creation of the state of Israel. 500 villages were destroyed in a premeditated campaign, and their inhabitants never allowed to return. Zionist militias, who later became the “Israel Defence Forces” (IDF) BDM's Newsletter #034/2017Sent on 06 April 2017In the four days of Encounter I witnessed and heard about dozens of similar realities — and worse, like the Bethlehem-area mother who told us about her 17-year-old son who'd recently been shot in the leg by a rubber bullet (which, we were told, are actually lead bullets with a thin rubber coating) as he was going to school one morning. She rushed him to the hospital, where the bullet was removed and his wound sewn up. But nearly three weeks later, he was still refusing to return to school. BDM's Newsletter #033/2017Sent on 03 April 2017The indictment against S.H. is vague and lacks specific details, as is customary in indictments filed by the military prosecution – especially in relation to stone throwing. Here’s what it says: “The accused named above, on January 26, 2017, or near that date, threw an object, including a stone, at a moving vehicle with the aim of harming it or the person driving it, namely, on the aforementioned date, BDM's Newsletter #032/2017Sent on 02 April 2017a prominent Palestinian leader, also blasted the move as proof of what she called Israel's "systematic policies of settler colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, showing a total and blatant disregard for Palestinian human rights."
"Israel is more committed to appeasing its illegal settler population than to abiding by the requirements for stability and a just peace," Ashrawi said.
BDM's Newsletter #031/2017Sent on 31 March 2017Judging from their loud tones and wild hand gestures, Tawil, a 26-year-old resident of East Jerusalem, sensed things could turn violent. Instinctively, he reached for his smartphone and tapped the video record button.
The two-minute clip quickly found its way onto social media and went viral. The footage shows the police officer head-butting the truck driver, slapping him and kneeing him in the groin before lunging at several other Palestinians as they tried to intervene
BDM's Newsletter #030/2017Sent on 31 March 2017Whoever was behind a cyber attack on the UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign earlier this month defaced its social media in the name of an Israeli spy agency, it has emerged. BDM's Newsletter #029/2017Sent on 30 March 2017ohn Mearsheimer’s keynote warned of grim times ahead, as he focused on what’s happened in the last ten years–and what he expects to happen now–since the publication of his book, BDM's Newsletter #028/2017Sent on 29 March 2017Israel.Every March the journey of the leaders of the Arab countries to the Arab League summit begins, and as is true every year BDM's Newsletter #027/2017Sent on 29 March 2017Addressing the pro-Israel lobby in a prerecorded video, Netanyahu said "We'll defend ourselves not only on the psychical battlefield, but on the moral battlefield. We'll defend ourselves against slander and boycotts. BDM's Newsletter #026/2017Sent on 27 March 2017While Israel, Syria and Lebanon exchanged threatening messages in the north this week, the Southern Command of the Israel Defense Forces carried out a surprise call-up of thousands of reservists, simulating a swift decline into war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. It was part of a pivot in training reserve forces BDM's Newsletter #025/2017Sent on 25 March 2017It is important that you reconsider your constant inclination to address “the Palestinian civil society” in your activist calls and social circles. There has never been a consensus among Palestinians themselves about what constitutes Palestine’s “civil society.” In fact, the term itself stands as a sharp contradiction to the history of Palestinian resistance that was mostly led by rebels who hailed from farming communities with little to no access to education and fortune. BDM's Newsletter #024/2017Sent on 24 March 2017Israel has resumed its biblical role as a light unto the nations in recent years. To increasingly larger groups in the West it is a source of inspiration and a subject of imitation. Israel is the model, the forerunner, the pillar of fire, the lighthouse. It is also the defensive shield. When the world charges to the right, Israel once again shines brightly, like in those beautiful days of pony tails, the kibbutz and the Six-Day War.