A l’appel des Women for peace /
CODEPINK Activists Stage Creative Protest Outside Annual Drone Lobby Conference:
Photos © JennaPope.com
A l’appel des Women for peace /
CODEPINK Activists Stage Creative Protest Outside Annual Drone Lobby Conference:
Photos © JennaPope.com
How will the Jews of the world react once it becomes clear to them that Israel is on a collision course with their very existential interests?
By Zeev Sternhell | Jul. 4, 2013 | 2:23 PM |
Since the French Revolution, the fate of the Jews has always been dependent on the fate of liberal values and has always reflected the ups and downs of those values. Wherever human rights have collapsed, the fate of the Jews has also been sealed. Prior to the mid-20th century, the Jews were dependent on political and cultural developments unfolding in other nations; since the establishment of their own state in 1948, the Jews of Israel determine their own fate. Thus, one should be particularly interested by the process in which the state where the Jews are the sole masters is gradually becoming the standard-bearer of the denial of human rights in the Western world.
Granted, the Israeli right believes that the concept of human rights, which can be defined as the individual’s right to autonomy, liberty and equality and is the pillar of the liberal perception of the individual and society, is nothing but a gun pointed at the Jewish state. Thus the Israeli right is convinced that Israel’s very existence is threatened by the struggle for the concept of citizenship as the foundation for moral, political and judicial equality for all those living within the state’s borders.
It should be pointed out here that the struggle for human rights also emphasizes the idea that the state is the instrument by which the individual ensures his or her interests, rather than those of an entire ethnic community.
From the perspective of the extreme nationalists of various hues, this approach nullifies the dominant status of ethnic and religious affiliation, and therefore the fundamental liberal values that are prevalent in the Western world become the enemies of Jewish nationalism. In their perception, these values threaten the very survival of the Jewish people.
Admittedly, in the current Israeli reality, the principle of human rights is viewed primarily as a shield for protecting Arabs and as a factor that weakens the state’s position in its relationship with this large minority group and with the population of the territories, which conducts its life under a colonial regime. Moreover, the destructive, anti-democratic legislation that is presently in various stages of consolidation has a two-fold role: to ensure the dominion of the Jews over all other groups in the country and to severely limit the protection accorded to all the state’s citizens.
Behind the facade of “governability,” a two-stage process that is preparing the ground for an apartheid state is developing. What is particularly disturbing is the fact that the creation of a situation of ideological and judicial inequality in Israeli society is taking place without any direct connection to the territories. Thus, it is highly possible that Israel’s withdrawal from the territories and the establishment of a Palestinian state will not curb these tendencies, but will actually reinforce Israel’s persecution complex and its aspiration to isolationism as well as speeding up the erosion of civil liberties.
Thanks to this process, Israel has embarked on a path that will gradually sever its ties with American and European Jewry and with the international community. The Jews of the world – whatever their situation in their particular country of residence – enjoy human rights, which are individual rights accorded to all citizens and constitute the only genuine basis enabling Jews to live in those countries. Diaspora Jews do not have collective rights – of either a religious or a national character – and the sole protection of Diaspora Jews rests in the faithful application of liberal and democratic rights in the society where they live.
How will the Jews of the world react once it becomes clear to them beyond any shadow of a doubt that Israel is on a collision course with their very existential interests? The various expressions of fanaticism in Israel, such as the exclusion of women in the military and, in a short while, in institutions of higher learning; the denial of equal rights to its non-Jewish citizens and the division of the population according to ethnic origin can all ultimately be considered as subversive actions undermining the status of Diaspora Jews in their various countries of residence.
The truth is that one is already beginning to hear these voices on university campuses in Europe and the United States: The defense of Israel is becoming a burden and the situation of pro-Israel students and professors is becoming more and more difficult. Israel has evolved from the favored child of the international community to one of the world’s most hated nations. This process is not something that has accidentally occurred nor has it taken place overnight. The way things look today, the situation will only get worse with the passage of time.
R E C O N C I L I A T I O N C O N F ER E N C E L I S T
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Jewish People’s Liberation Organization
Against Zionism and anti-Jewish racism
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political declaration JPLO (a Bundist chapter)
Sabra and Shatila (1984) 2009
The End of Zionism : and the liberation of the Jewish People, 1989
Soraya Morayef est une journaliste et une écrivaine habitant au Caire. Elle blogue sur http://suzeeinthecity.wordpress.com/
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Les deux années écoulées d’art de la rue au Caire ont été un récit fascinant de l’agitation politique et sociale en Egypte depuis le 25 janvier. Des artistes de graffitis ont représenté les soulèvements et les effondrements qui ont saisi notre société, décrivant les luttes des sans voix. Un fil intéressant à suivre est le récit sur les femmes égyptiennes depuis la révolution : les artistes de rue au Caire, dont la plupart étaient des hommes, ont adopté la cause des droits des femmes, éclairant l’injustice et la violence subies par les femmes et rendant hommage aux femmes courageuses luttant pour l’égalité dans l’Egypte post-révolutionnaire.
Ce graffiti-ci a été créé par Bahia Shehab, une historienne libano-égyptienne qui a fait un magnifique discours sur TEDX appelé ‘A Thousand Times No’ (Mille fois Non – sous-titres français)).
المـــركـز الفلسطينـي لحقــوق الإنســان
PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: 27 December 2012
Time: 20:30 GMT
4 Years Since Operation Cast Lead
Four years ago today, on 27th December 2008, Israeli Forces launched a large-scale offensive against the Gaza Strip, codenamed Operation Cast Lead. This 23-day long offensive was the most violent offensive since the beginning of Israeli occupation in 1967.
1167 Palestinian civilians, the so-called “protected persons” of International Humanitarian Law, were killed during this offensive, including 318 children and 111 women. Moreover, 5,300 Palestinians were wounded, of whom 1,600 were children. In addition, 2,114 houses (2,864 housing units) in the Gaza Strip were completely destroyed while 3,242 houses (5,014 housing units) were rendered uninhabitable, making approximately 50,000 Palestinians homeless. Public and private infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip was systematically targeted and destroyed.Numerous investigations and reports by national and international human rights organizations provided compelling evidence indicating the widespread and systematic violation of international law
Four years later the Gaza Strip remains subject to an illegal closure regime, making reconstruction and rehabilitation virtually impossible. The Gaza Strip has been stuck in a time warp, and its civilian population subject to collective punishment.
As confirmed by national and international human rights organizations and the UN Committee of Independent Experts established by the Human Rights Council, it is unambiguously clear that all parties have failed to conduct domestic investigations that are prompt, effective, independent, and in conformity with international law. Furthermore, all parties have failed to prosecute suspected perpetrators of crimes under international law. According to the UN Committee of Independent Experts’ report published on 18th March 2011, all parties’ investigations into alleged war crimes have comprehensively failed to meet the requirements of international standards.The Committee found that Israel failed to investigate high-level officials and cover all allegations. It is noted the only concrete result of these procedures have been a 7 month sentence for the theft of a credit card, a 45 day sentence in relation to the killing of two women carrying white flags, and two 3 month suspended sentences for the use of a Palestinian child as a human shield.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted 1,046 civil complaints(or “damage applications”) to the Compensation Officer in the Israeli Ministry of Defense ,and approximately 490 criminal complaints (on behalf of 1,046 affected individuals) requesting the opening of an investigation to the Israeli Military Prosecution. However, to date, only a handful of responses denoting the opening of an investigation, or simply acknowledging receipt of the complaint, have been received; media sources have reported that other complaints filed by PCHR have been closed, but this has not been officially communicated.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) affirms that all victims’ legitimate right to an effective remedy must be respected. For too long, the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has been characterised by systematic violations of international law, and pervasive impunity for these crimes. The result has been an escalating cycle of violence, and it is the civilian populations who have been forced to pay the horrific price.All efforts must be undertaken to ensure justice for all victims.
It is essential that the rule of law be restored, and that all suspected violations of international law be investigated, and those responsible held to account.
1. Calls upon the State of Palestine to immediately sign and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and to lodge a declaration with the Court’s Registrar under Article 11 (2) and 12 (3) of the Statute, accepting the exercise of jurisdiction by the Court from the date of entry into force of the Statute, 1 July 2002.
2. Following the accession of Palestine to the Rome Statute, recommends that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court should initiate an investigation propriomotuin to alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity which are committed in Palestine in violation of the Statute, and request an authorization of the Pre-Trial Chamber to proceed with an investigation, pursuant to article 15 of the Statute.
3. Calls upon the international community to support the efforts of the Palestinian people to seek justice for the violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law through use of the principle of universal jurisdiction.
To military prison, instead of Gaza
Israeli Conscientious Objector Natan Blanc
To be imprisoned this morning
Today, Monday November 19th, Natan Blanc, a 19 years old Israeli from old Haifa, will show up at the recruitment bureau, inform officers there of his refusal to serve in the IDF, and will likely be sent immediately to the military prison. His act of conscientious refusal is directly connected to the current situation and the army’s acts in Gaza. He took this decision even before hearing the terrible news of five women and four children being killed today by a single Israeli Air Force bomb:
Identities of Contradiction by Moriel Rothman
A film by Moriel Rothman based on conversations about identity with Palestinian Citizens of Israel.
Filmed in Deir al-Assad, Bineh and Majd al-Krum, 2010-2011.
Un massacre annoncé par les futurs massacrés mêmes…
Des Gazaouis alertent!
Bientôt, Israël va couper les communications par portable et le réseau Internet
Le massacre commencera…
”Le porte-parole de l’armée israélienne annonce qu’il sera dans les prochaines heures un coupeur d’Internet dans la bande de Gaza ainsi que tout le réseau des téléphones mobiles pour désactiver
tous les moyens de communication dans la bande de Gaza !!
Nos camarades, nos familles dans la diaspora et nos frères arabes. Lorsque qu’ils couperont tout sachez qu’ils ont en train de nous massacrer comme ils ont fait en Sabra et Chatila,
Deir Yassin et Qana et de Tel Zaatar !!”
Un appel d’une camarde du Gaza
Ihab Abou Maamar
quand ça tombe, le missile siffle puis explose et fait bouger l’appart ! tout le monde collé autour de moi, moi face à la télé, les enfants n’arrêtent pas de trembler, Maria n’a pas enlevé ses mains de sur ses oreilles depuis quelques heures … comment les convaincre qu’ils ne seront pas touchés …
UNE GUERRE CONTRE DES CIVILS IMPUISSANTS
“We are powerless, everybody is waiting for his destiny in and each minute you might be the next victim in The Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes (F16, drones) are flying cross Gaza skies terrorizing children, it is a war against defenseless people. We are scared because Israel does not distinguish between civilians and militaries when they attack” words I received from my father in Gaza. Please pass his words so as not to be left alone in the bombarded Gaza.
UNE CULTURE DE HAINE
Scary Times in Gaza! The Israeli military air fighters were active all the night shelling and bombarding different places in Gaza Strip.
A Massacre is taking place, killing children, women and elderly and further, another page of the bloody aggression against Palestinian civilians.
New Generations of Palestinians are experiencing the Israelis death tool. For the Israelis to prove again, that they are not wishing any peace with Palestinians.. and culture of hatred and killing is dominating our protracted conflict.
Bloodshed in Gaza for few Palestinians but tones of fear sealed with wrath against Israel and its leadership.
This morning, I cannot leave home.. Simply every one is a target for the military air fighters.
NOUS SOMMES VIVANTS
Gaza Youth Breaks Out (GYBO)
Good morning everyone, we are still alive!
Nous accusons: Mainstream media fails to report context and severity of Israeli atrocities against Gaza
by Noam Chomsky and the ‘Gaza Eight’ on November 14, 2012 7
CNN screenshot from August, 2011.
David Heap just sent us this statement from participants of a recent delegation to Gaza:
While countries across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians. On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties. There was, however, no or little mention of the fact that the majority of casualties of modern day wars are civilians. There was also hardly any mention on the morning of November 12 of military attacks on Gaza that continued throughout the weekend. A cursory scan confirms this for Canada’s CBC, the Globe and Mail, Montreal’s Gazette, and the Toronto Star. Equally, for the New York Times and for the BBC.
According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) report on Sunday November 11, five Palestinian civilians including three children had been killed in the Gaza strip in the previous 72 hours, in addition to two Palestinian security personnel. Four of the deaths occurred as a result of Israeli military firing artillery shells on youngsters playing soccer. Moreover, 52 civilians had been wounded, of which six were women and 12 were children. (Since we began composing this text, the Palestinian death toll has risen, and continues to rise.)
Articles that do report on the killings overwhelmingly focus on the killing of Palestinian security personnel. For example, an Associated Press article published in the CBC world news on November 13, entitled Israel mulls resuming targeted killings of Gaza militants, mentions absolutely nothing of civilian deaths and injuries. It portrays the killings as ‘targeted assassinations’. The fact that casualties have overwhelmingly been civilians indicates that Israel is not so much engaged in “targeted” killings, as in “collective” killings, thus once again committing the crime of collective punishment. Another AP item on CBC news from November 12 reads Gaza rocket fire raises pressure on Israel government. It features a photo of an Israeli woman gazing on a hole in her living room ceiling. Again, no images, nor mention of the numerous bleeding casualties or corpses in Gaza. Along the same lines, a BBC headline on November 12 reads Israel hit by fresh volley of rockets from Gaza. Similar trend can be illustrated for European mainstream papers.
News items overwhelmingly focus on the rockets that have been fired from Gaza, none of which have caused human casualties. What is not in focus are the shellings and bombardments on Gaza, which have resulted in numerous severe and fatal casualties. It doesn’t take an expert in media science to understand that what we are facing is at best shoddy and skewed reporting, and at worst willfully dishonest manipulation of the readership.
Furthermore, articles that do mention the Palestinian casualties in Gaza consistently report that Israeli operations are in response to rockets from Gaza and to the injuring of Israeli soldiers. However, the chronology of events of the recent flare-up began on November 5, when an innocent, apparently mentally unfit, 20-year old man, Ahmad al-Nabaheen, was shot when he wandered close to the border. Medics had to wait for six hours to be permitted to pick him up and they suspect that he may have died because of that delay. Then, on November 8, a 13-year old boy playing football in front of his house was killed by fire from the IOF that had moved into Gazan territory with tanks as well as helicopters. The wounding of four Israeli soldiers at the border on November 10 was therefore already part of a chain of events where Gazan civilians had been killed, and not the triggering event.
We, the signatories, have recently returned from a visit to the Gaza strip. Some among us are now connected to Palestinians living in Gaza through social media. For two nights in a row Palestinians in Gaza were prevented from sleeping through continued engagement of drones, F16s, and indiscriminate bombings of various targets inside the densely populated Gaza strip. The intent of this is clearly to terrorise the population, successfully so, as we can ascertain from our friends’ reports. If it was not for Facebook postings, we would not be aware of the degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza. This stands in stark contrast to the world’s awareness of terrorised and shock-treated Israeli citizens.
An extract of a report sent by a Canadian medic who happened to be in Gaza and helped out in Shifa hospital ER over the weekend says: “the wounded were all civilians with multiple puncture wounds from shrapnel: brain injuries, neck injuries, hemo-pneumo thorax, pericardial tamponade, splenic rupture, intestinal perforations, slatted limbs, traumatic amputations. All of this with no monitors, few stethoscopes, one ultrasound machine. …. Many people with serious but non life threatening injuries were sent home to be re-assessed in the morning due to the sheer volume of casualties. The penetrating shrapnel injuries were spooky. Tiny wounds with massive internal injuries. … There was very little morphine for analgesia.”
Apparently such scenes are not newsworthy for the New York Times, the CBC, or the BBC.
Bias and dishonesty with respect to the oppression of Palestinians is nothing new in Western media and has been widely documented. Nevertheless, Israel continues its crimes against humanity with full acquiescence and financial, military, and moral support from our governments, the U.S., Canada and the EU. Netanyahu is currently garnering Western diplomatic support for additional operations in Gaza, which makes us worry that another Cast Lead may be on the horizon. In fact, the very recent events are confirming such an escalation has already begun, as today’s death-count climbs. The lack of widespread public outrage at these crimes is a direct consequence of the systematic way in which the facts are withheld and/or of the skewed way these crimes are portrayed.
We wish to express our outrage at the reprehensible media coverage of these acts in the mainstream (corporate) media. We call on journalists around the world working for corporate media outlets to refuse to be instruments of this systematic policy of disguise. We call on citizens to inform themselves through independent media, and to voice their conscience by whichever means is accessible to them.
Hagit Borer, U.K.
Antoine Bustros, Canada
Noam Chomsky, US
David Heap, Canada
Stephanie Kelly, Canada
Máire Noonan, Canada
Philippe Prévost, France
Verena Stresing, France
Laurie Tuller, France
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Regards croisés de femmes en lutte
Chemins vers un féminisme sans frontières
Rencontre internationale de femmes
Les 16, 17, 18 novembre 2012 à Paris
En partenariat avec : la Fondation Un Monde Par Tous,
le Cedetim/IPAM, Participation et Spiritualité Musulmanes,
l’association Islam & Laïcité, la Région Ile-de-France.
Des femmes luttent partout dans le monde. Elles luttent pour le droit d’exister dans leur humanité, leur dignité et leurs droits.
Pourtant leur engagement et leur détermination ne sont pas jugés à la même aune selon leur appartenance religieuse, culturelle, politique ou sociale. Certaines femmes sont enfermées dans une lecture conservatrice des traditions religieuses et leur engagement disqualifié, d’autres sont posées comme garantes des valeurs universelles.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Date: 11 November 2012
Time: 12:15 GMT
New Israeli Escalation against the Gaza Strip, 7 Palestinians, Including 3 Children, Killed and 52 Others, Including 6 Women and 12 Children, Wounded
Over the past 72 hours, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have escalated their aerial and ground attacks against the Gaza Strip. Five Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, have been killed, and 52 others, including 6 women and 12 children, have been wounded. Four of these deaths and 38 of the injuries resulted from an Israeli attack on a football playground in al-Shoja’iya neighborhood east of Gaza City. Additionally, 2 members of the Palestinian resistance were killed, and some civilian facilities were destroyed or damaged.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 15:30 on Saturday, 10 November 2012, Israeli military vehicles stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired an artillery shell at a number of Palestinian children who were playing football at al-Mentar Hill east of al-Shoja’iya neighborhood, which is east of Gaza City and nearly 1,500 meters away from the border. As a result, 2 children were instantly killed:
1- Mohammed Ussama Hassan Harara (16); and
2- Ahmed Mustafa Khaled Harara (17).
Following this attack, a number of Palestinian civilians, who were in the consolation house of the Harara family, rushed to the area, where the IOF immediately fired another 3 shells. As a result, 2 Palestinian civilians were instantly killed:
1- Ahmed Kamel Al- Dirdissawi (18); and
2- Matar ‘Emad ‘Abdul Rahman Abu al-‘Ata (19).
Additionally, 38 civilians, including 8 children, were wounded; the wounding of 10 of these civilians was described by medical crews as being serious.
Earlier, on Thursday evening, 08 November 2012, the IOF killed a Palestinian child during an incursion in the ‘Abassan village, east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis. According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 16:30 on Thursday, as a result of the indiscriminate shooting by IOF military vehicles that had moved into the ‘Abassan village, 13-year-old Ahmed Younis Khader Abu Daqqa was seriously wounded by a bullet to the abdomen. At the time he was shot, Ahmed had been playing football with his friends in front of his family’s house, located nearly 1,200 meters away from the area where the IOF were present. He was evacuated to the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Yunis, but he was pronounced dead 15 minutes later.
On Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 November 2012, Israeli warplanes targeted a number of members of the Palestinian resistance. As a result, 2 members of the Palestinian resistance were killed in 2 separate attacks in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. They were identified as:
1- Mohammed Fu’ad ‘Obaid (22), from Jabalya; and
2- Mohammed Sa’id Shkoukani (18).
Moreover, the IOF have launched several attacks against Palestinian civilian property, as follows:
At approximately 17:00 on Saturday, 10 November 2012, the IOF, positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Yunis, fired 2 artillery shells at the water tank of the Khuza’a Municipality, nearly 800 meters away from the border. Shrapnel from the shells hit 11 Palestinian civilians, including 5 women and 2 children, while they were inside their houses or in nearby streets.
At the same time, the IOF, positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, fired an artillery shell at the office of the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company in al-Sha’af neighborhood east of Gaza City. The office was heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported.
On Saturday evening, Israeli warplanes opened fire at open areas northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported, but Palestinian civilians were extremely terrified.
Overnight, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a brick factory belonging to the Hassanain family in al-Tuffah neighborhood east of Gaza City. The factory was totally destroyed.
At approximately 00:00 on Sunday, 11 November 2012, Israeli warplanes fired 2 missiles at a metalwork workshop belonging to Radwan Younis Tafesh in the northern Gaza Strip town of Jabalya. The workshop was completely destroyed, and a neighboring house belonging to Sami Khair al-Najjar was damaged. Al-Najjar’s wife, Nihad Fahmi al-Najjar (45), was injured by glass fragments throughout her body, and their child, Mustafa (17), was injured by glass fragments in his left foot.
Early this morning, an Israeli warplane fired 3 missiles at a concrete factory in the Tal al-Sultan neighborhood west of Rafah. The factory was completely destroyed, but no casualties were reported.
At the same time, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a 1,000-square-meter poultry farm in al-Hashash neighborhood northwest of Rafah. The farm was completely destroyed, and 10 sheep and some birds were killed. A number of nearby houses were heavily damaged.
Also this morning, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at an agricultural store near a house belonging to Mohammed Mustafa Jaber in Beit Lahia. The store was completely destroyed and the house was heavily damaged. Two neighboring houses were also damaged.
PCHR reiterates condemnation of these crimes, expresses its utmost concern about Israel’s repeated threats of an escalation, and:
1- Affirms that these crimes are a continuation of the IOF’s war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially the Gaza Strip, that reflect the IOF’s use of excessive force and disregard for civilian lives; and
2- Calls upon the international community to act immediately to stop these crimes, and renews the call to the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligation under Article 1 of the Convention to ensure that it is respected at all times, and their responsibilities under Article 146 to pursue perpetrators of serious violations of the Convention, which are determined in Article 147, which lists violations of the Convention amounting to war crimes.
For more information please call PCHR office in Gaza, Gaza Strip, on +972 8 2824776 – 2825893
PCHR, 29 Omer El Mukhtar St., El Remal, PO Box 1328 Gaza, Gaza Strip. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Webpage http://www.pchrgaza.org
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Gaza Flambée de violences Israël se dit « prêt à l’escalade »
Le Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahu s’est déclaré hier « prêt à l’escalade » après une nouvelle flambée de violences le long de la frontière avec Gaza.
«Le monde doit comprendre qu’Israël ne restera pas sans rien faire face aux tentatives de nous attaquer. Nous sommes prêts à l’escalade » en intensifiant nos actions, a averti M. Netanyahu lors du conseil des ministres hebdomadaire. Six Palestiniens, quatre civils et deux combattants, ont été tués et quatre soldats israéliens blessés dans cette nouvelle flambée de violences samedi à Gaza qui a aussi fait 32 blessés palestiniens, selon une source médicale.
Aucune mention du fait que parmi les tués palestiniens se trouvaient 3 enfants…
Un rassemblement aura lieu devant le Conseil de l’Europe à Strasbourg le mardi 24. 04 2012 de 13h30 à 17h
بمناسبة انعقاد الدورة السنوية لمجلس اوربا التي ستنظم في مدينة ستراسبورغ يوم 24. 04. 2012 الساعة الواحدة و النصف ظهرا امام القنصلية الاوربية. العنوان – L’adresse
Tram E, Direction Robertsau, Station Droits de l’Homme
Conseil de l’Europe
Avenue de l’Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Session de printemps de l’Assemblée Parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe
Mardi 24 avril 2012, de 14h00 à 16h00 heures, salle 1 (réunion jointe avec la commission des questions politiques et de la démocratie)
Audition « Printemps arabe, printemps des femmes? »
avec la participation de :
-M. Jean-Claude Mignon, Président de l’Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe;
- Mme Gamila Ismail, activiste politique et journaliste (Egypte);
- Mme Sara Maziq, activiste, représentante de Women for Libya
- Mme Rima Flihan, activiste et écrivaine (Syrie);
السيدة ريما فليحان – كاتبة و ناشطة سورية.
- Mme Sarah Ahmed, co-fondatrice de Support Yemen, activiste et chercheure (Yémen).
Le coordination de Strasbourg pour le soutien à la révolution syrienne
Merci de faire circuler autour de vous de la manière la plus large possible et merci pour votre participation et votre soutien
Quelque 20 partis politiques et mouvements sociaux des deux côtés de la Ligne verte ont publié une déclaration historique en soutien à la protestation sociale qui secoue actuellement Israël et son lien nécessaire avec la lutte contre l’occupation israélienne et les politiques coloniales.
Le 13 novembre, le Comité ministériel israélien d’acceptation des lois votera sur deux projets de loi qui ont pour but d’empêcher le travail des organisations de la société civile israélienne en restreignant sévèrement le financement venant de l’étranger.
La suite en anglais.
“The Associations Law (Amendment – Banning Foreign Diplomatic Entities’ Support of Political Associations in Israel),” tabled by MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) : The bill attempts to set monetary limitations on Israeli human rights organizations. According to this bill, an Israeli NGO that seeks to influence state policies would not be allowed to receive donations of more than 20,000 NIS (roughly $6000) from foreign state entities. This bill enjoys the support of Prime Minister Netanyahu. « Bill for amendment of the Income Tax Order (Taxation of public institutions that receive donations from a foreign state entity) – 2011 » tabled by MK Faina Kirshenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu). This bill seeks to amend the Income Tax Order so that funding from foreign state entities to Israeli NGOs will be subject to a 45% taxation rate. This is liable to prevent foreign governments from funding such organizations. This is not the first time Knesset members target foreign funding as a way to silence civil society and human rights organization. The bills are a part of a calculated policy to silence voices of dissent and criticism and go hand in hand with attempts to restrict Israel’s judicial system, media outlets and activists.
A vibrant civil society is an essential part of a healthy democracy. These organizations promote transparency, public debate and accountability regarding government policy, and ensure essential protection of more vulnerable communities. Such activities are a tangible expression of the « shared values » of democracy and human rights as set out in the EU-Israel Association agreement. In this treaty, both parties agreed to cooperate, including through financial assistance, to promote these values.
We, members of the civil society active in Israel are requesting the international community to :
- Protest against these bills in any dialogue with Israeli authorities ;
- Make a public statement protesting the bills. With regards to the EU we request that such statement will be made both by EU member-states and High Representative Catherine Ashton.
Adalah : The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel ▪ ASSAF : Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel ▪ Breaking the Silence ▪ B’Tselem ▪ Coalition of Women for Peace ▪ FoEME : Friends of the Earth Middle East ▪ Gisha : Legal Center for Freedom of Movement ▪ HaMoked : Center for the Defence of the Individual ▪ Hotline for Migrant Workers ▪ HRA : Arab association for Human Rights ▪ Ir Amim ▪ Israeli Children ▪ Kav LaOved ▪ MachsomWatch ▪ Physicians for Human Rights-Israel ▪ Public Committee against Torture in Israel ▪ Rabbis for Human Rights ▪ Yesh Din
Actualisation de la Coalition des femmes pour la paix (CWP) : Solidarité en Israël avec Gaza et avec la Flottille de la Liberté
Chères amies et supporters de la Coalition des femmes pour la paix,
Vous trouverez ci-dessous une actualisation du CWP suite à l’attaque meurtrière israélienne contre la Flottille Liberté pour Gaza. Veuillez noter que ce vendredi marque les 43 ans de l’occupation de 1967 de terres palestiniennes – nous marquerons ce jour par une action commune palestinienne-israélienne contre le siège de Gaza, l’occupation et les restrictions de la liberté de mouvement des Palestiniens. Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous dans des actions de solidarité dans le monde entier. Nous insistons aussi pour que vous nous envoyiez toute réflexion et toute idée d’actions que vous avez, à la suite des événements de cette semaine.
Coordinatrice des Relations Internationales du CWP
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Date: 08 March 2010
On the 8th of March,
Efforts Should be United to End Palestinian Women’s Suffering
The 8th of March marks the International Women’s Day, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1977 to support women’s struggle for their rights that are ensured according to international standards. This day have become a symbol for women’s struggle for their rights and against discrimination.
In spite of all UN efforts to support women’s rights and status, including the adoption of many relevant resolutions and conventions, particularly the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the reality shows that women’s suffering is continuous and that their conditions are getting worse due to restrictions imposed on them, as well as continued violations of their rights.
Palestinian women in particular continue to face extremely difficult circumstances due to human rights violations perpetrated against them. Violations of women’s rights peaked during the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which took the lives of 111 women. According to the documentation of the Palestinian centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the suffering of Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip has notably increased during the past few months due to the continued tightened siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, as well as the impacts of the Israeli offensive, which are still outstanding due the lack of reconstruction opportunities.
The continued siege imposed on the Gaza Strip has resulted in the deaths of dozens of Palestinians, including 17 women as documented by PCHR, because they were denied access to medical treatment abroad or due to unavailability of appropriate medical treatment in Gaza hospitals. In addition, the siege has resulted in negative consequences that have negatively impacted women’s rights and worsened their living conditions. Under the siege, women have been vulnerable to be denied access to drinking water and to power supplies.
Although more than one year has passed since the Israeli offensive that resulted in the destruction of 2,114 houses, in which to 3,314 families counting 19,592 individuals, the owners of these destroyed houses, including hundreds of women, are still houseless. In addition to the severe living conditions of the homeless civilians, homeless women continue to suffer from the absence of reconstruction opportunities because of the continued siege and the restrictions imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on the flow of construction materials into the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Palestinian women continue to suffer because of the continued denial of access to justice in relation to attempts made to ensure the prosecution of suspected criminals who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, killing their husbands or sons or leaving them with permanent disabilities.
In the West Bank, Palestinian women continue to suffer due to human rights violations perpetrated by IOF, including raiding and searching their houses, arresting them and their husbands and sons before their eyes, restrictions imposed on their movement, and harassing them while passing via checkpoints established by IOF at the entrances of villages and cities in the West Bank.
In addition to violations committed against Palestinian civilians, including women, the suffering of Palestinian women has continued because of the internal fragmentation, security chaos and misuse of weapons and murders motivated by the so-called family honor. These violations continue to be committed against women although many efforts have been made to eliminate them.
In light of Palestinian women’s continuous suffering resulting from IOF’s policies and practices, on the 8th of March, PCHR reiterates its call for the international community to fulfill their legal and moral obligations. PCHR hopes that all efforts will be unified this year in order to end the long suffering of Palestinian women.
PCHR particularly calls upon:
1) The international community to put an end to the continued siege imposed on the Gaza Strip in order to end the suffering of Palestinian civilians, and ensure the reconstruction of property destroyed by IOF in a way that can ensure women’s enjoyment of their right to an adequate standard of living.
2) The international community to compel Israel to respect international human rights instruments and stop violations of Palestinian human rights, which are part of overt and covert polices.
3) The two parties of the conflict to put an end to the ongoing fragmentation, and upon the Palestinian National Authority to take necessary measures to ensure the non-recurrence of murders motivated by the so-called family honor.
For more information please call PCHR office in Gaza, Gaza Strip, on +972 8 2824776 – 2825893