« End of Occupation » No 1024

In Turkey, Palestinian leaders announce breakthrough on unity, elections

By Daoud Kuttab

Fatah and Hamas appear to have deals on a unified approach and elections, following Israel’s normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

The positive atmosphere engendered by the Fatah-Hamas agreement announced after their Sept. 24 meeting in the Palestinian Embassy in Istanbul is the product of a slow but serious behind-the-scenes effort. But the success ultimately was the result of the political environment and the personal chemistry between two Palestinians. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1023

National coalition to protest normalization with Israel during deal signing at White House

Activists say normalization deals with Israel which are not about peace but about furthering Israel’s systems of occupation and apartheid.

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, September 15, Donald Trump will host a ceremonial signing of deals to normalize relations between Israel and the UAE and Israel and Bahrain. Activists will gather to protest these deals which are not about peace but about furthering Israel’s systems of occupation and apartheid. The protest will be led by a coalition of over 50 Palestinian rights organizations and groups, many of which are led by Palestinian Americans and Arab Americans. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1022

The article below written by Rchard Silverstein sheds light on the manner in which the government of Israel illegally funds groups and individuals to undermine and promote legislation against the BDS movement, not only in the United States but in other countries as well. Might this be the case in the country where you live? Does access to information legislation exist in your country? If so, we urge to use it in order to discover if pro-Israel groups fighting BDS in your country are also being funded by Israel.

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Israel’s UN Ambassador Gave Israel Lobby Groups $7-Million to Fight BDS, Violating Federal Law

By Richard Silverstein

Reports in The Forward and the Israeli media watchdog, 7th Eye, reveal that the Israeli government offered millions in funding to pro-Israel groups in the U.S. in violation of U.S. law.  A number of groups approached by the Israeli ministry of strategic affairs refused the funding, believing it would label them as propaganda agents on behalf of a foreign nation.  But many groups had no compunctions and readily took the cash in return for promoting Israeli interests in the U.S. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1021

Israeli military officer filmed kneeling on Palestinian’s head during arrest

60-year-old says he felt choked ■ Army calls video misleading, says violent rioting was underway ■ Video shows another officer breaking car window, pointing gun

By Jack Khoury, Hagar Shezaf

Haaretz | Sep. 2, 2020

A military officer was filmed kneeling on the head of a 60-year-old Palestinian while arresting him during a protest in a West Bank village on Tuesday.

In another video from the scene, a different officer is seen breaking the window of a car the man had entered and pointing his gun at another Palestinian’s head. (more…)

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