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Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle on background of Israeli social justice uprising and September

category mashriq / arabia / iraq | community struggles | news report author Thursday August 18, 2011 00:36author by Ilan S. - AAtW, A-infos, Matzpenauthor email ilan at shalif dot comauthor address Tel Aviv Report this post to the editors

The Israeli radicals and the Anarchists Against the Wall were involved this week in the social struggle uprising mainly but the joint struggle with the grassroots Palestinian activists did not diminish much in spite of the Ramadan daily fasting. About 80 tent camps - including 7 in greater Tel Aviv, and about dozen in towns with both Jewish and Palestinian communities or Israeli Palestinian towns. Beit Ummar, Bil'in, Ma'sara, Jerusalem/Al-Quds (Sheikh Jarrah Silwan), South of Hebron Hills, Al-Walaja, and Social Justice. [Italiano]


Friday 12-8-2011 The Israeli occupation force suppresses as usual the process of Bil'in weekly demonstration:
"The Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil'in organized the weekly march with the participation of dozens of Palestinians, dozens of international activists and some Israeli peace activists [14 of the anarchists against the wall - I.S.].
Despite the heat of the sun and fasting of Ramadan, the march started after Friday prayers from the center of the village. They headed to the land that was liberated, especially (Abu Lemon) natural reserve, the Palestinians and peace activists waved Palestinian flags, They chanted the national march chants calling for the departure of the occupation and demolition of the racist wall. Participants used a megaphone to call to the settlers, who are in Mattiaho Mzrah settlement which was built on the lands of Bil'in to leave the area and return to their original homeland and return the land to the Palestinians. they were able to destroy part of the barbed wire located along the concrete wall. On their part, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at demonstrators, which led to the suffering of some demonstrators with the poison gas".

Banners which connect the Israeli social justice struggle to the separation fence and occupation were included.

Jerusalem - Al-Kuds

Shikh Jarrah

On Saturday, August 13, we will meet at 8 PM
for a meeting with the Sheikh Jarrah residents and a movie screening.
We will meet at the public garden on Nablus Road
(where the demonstrations take place)
Ramadan Karim!


This Thursday, August 18, Silwan:
Boycott the Occupation -- Say No to Settlement-Sponsored Cultural Events!
Join us this Thursday, August 18, at 20:30'
For a protest against the injustices of the occupation and repression in Silwan
The protest will take place in front of the "City of David" site

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year to the " City of David " site, but few know that they are supporting the settlement project in East Jerusalem. The settlers use the archaeological site to paint themselves as promoters of education and culture, whitewashing their dangerous extremist ideology.

Over the last few weeks, the Elad organization, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture, has held cultural events in the City of David site in Silwan. The events take place in the framework of 'Israel Culture Nights.' What the Elad organization and the Ministry of Culture forgot to mention is that these events take place in an illegal settlement in the heart of the village of Silwan.

This "culture" is one of discrimination, neglect, and repression. While Israelis are enjoying music, the children of Silwan continue to suffer terror at the hands of the police , just a few meters away from the concert venue.

We will be there this Thursday to protest the whitewashing of the occupation:
the "City of David" is an illegal settlement, not a cultural center!

We will be there to demonstrate against the culture of racism and apartheid,
and for Palestinian-Jewish cooperation against the occupation of East Jerusalem.


Weekly Demo 12.08.2011.

Nabi Saleh

Palestinians from the region, twenty Israeli of the Anarchists Against the Wall, along with solidarity activists from Belgium, Netherlands, UK, US, Italy and Ireland joined Friday Nabi Saleh villagers in the second week of Ramadan. Protesters marched holding a tent to tell the Israeli protest movement that their demands for social justice must include implementing the rights of Palestinians.

The second weekly protest of the week of Ramadan in the village of Nabi Saleh was dedicated to reminding Israeli protesters that a true movement for social justice could not ignore the Palestinians.
The demonstrators carried a tent with them, similar to the ones that became the symbol of the protests in Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel. As the march broke from the village’s main road towards the village’s lands, over which settlers try to take over, they were attacked by two groups of Israeli Border Police officers who shot tear-gas projectiles at them from two different directions. Forced to return to the main road, the protesters tried to set the tent there, but were attacked with tear-gas and concussion grenade once again.

While the Israeli protest movement is widely celebrated as a shining example of Israeli democracy, Similar Palestinian demonstration are violently repressed and communities involved in them are regularly and systematically attacked by the Israeli army.

tamimi1966 Nebi Saleh
Israel Puterman
David Reeb

South of Hebron Hills

This week we will accompany Palestinians farmers and shepherds to their lands in several locations in South Hebron hills. Harassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues.

This coming Saturday, August 13, we need as many activists as possible to accompany them and stand up for their rights. There is a direct link between the number of activists who come to accompany the farmers and their ability to harvest and work their lands.


Wednesday protest 10-8-2011
"Despite the fact that the case of the route of the Apartheid-Annexation Wall through the SW Jerusalem village of al-Walaja is due to be heard in the Israeli Supreme Court on September 27 occupation forces are busy creating "facts on the ground" by uprooting olive trees and doing the preparatory ground work for a crime against humanity that will create a living ghetto similar to Gaza, Qalqilya and neighboring Bethlehem. In revulsion against this, Palestinians and international solidarity activists their numbers greatly augmented by members of the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall direct action group protested in al-Walaja today but were greeted with stun grenades, tear gas and some thirteen arrests by the Israeli army. The village of Al-Walaja was, in 1948, the second largest land area after Jerusalem but was cut down to one third the size when Israel declared statehood that year. Now a border village, Al-Walaja is edged on its eastern flank by an expanding bloc of colonies and is being reduced in size by the path of the Apartheid- Annexation Wall, which annexes between two to three kilometers of village lands from the pre-1967 border.


dozens of olive trees were uprooted in Walaje. and it seems many more will be uprooted.
Israel Puterman video

Being a radical left activist in Israel is at most times a pretty depressing proposition. We act not out of belief that we can change anything, but rather out of the moral conviction that we cannot do otherwise. Now, suddenly, everything is open, and our activity can make a huge difference. There is something scary about that, but also something very very exciting. Let’s hope it holds.

Social Justice

Various demos and actions along the week. On Saturday 13-8-11 70,000 (1% of total population of Israel) converged and marched in the less central cities (Not including Tel Aviv region, and Jerusalem)

About 80 tent camps - including 7 in greater Tel Aviv and about dozen in towns with both Jewish and Palestinian communities and Israeli Palestinian towns.

Jaffa Jewish-Palestinian tent camp protest 13-8-11 Israel Puterman
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textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 19:50 Sat 05 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The failed arrest of 12 year old child in Nabi Saleh caused a million views storm in the media. This situation and the next Friday of the joint struggle demonstrated again how the involvement of the AATW Israeli Jews prevented in the past and prevent now the extinguishing of the non armed Palestinian struggle with rivers of blood. It was one shooting of Gil Naamati in 2003 in a joint action of the anarchists AATW that caused a real wide media scandal in Israel (which forced the higher commander of the army to visit him at hospital and apologize) that resulted in the change of shooting order about dispersing non armed demonstrations in the occupied lands when Israelis are involved. In addition to our helping to distribute the news, Our main contribution is the supply of "life insurance" to the Palestinians and even to the stone throwers in the demos.... though it is not perfect and along the years about 20 were killed and many more were injured. [Italiano]

Bil'in, 10.07.15. Photo: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 14:10 Tue 28 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle which enhance the B.D.S. suffer lately more punishments then ev... 03:57 Tue 02 Jun by Ilan S. 0 comments

The non armed joint actions - mainly few Friday demos, do not cause the Israeli armed forces much load. However, the focusing of the media on these, and more so the international activist participating in them who enhance the international struggle when they return home, really worry the Israeli authorities. Their borders screening which succeed to prevent the entry of activists is not much effective. The Israeli ruling elite is not in panic yet, but lately they worry a lot. The president of Israel warn that the development of the B.D.S. must cause a real concern. The threat of the expulsion from the FIFA cause Israel to make concession to prevent the voting and even agreed to a special monitoring comity. The subject of the B.D.S. is more and more in the media and many of the speaker admit their fear from its intensifying. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, As the split in the elite, a part of which is already suffering, threatens Prime m... 22:57 Fri 22 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The election which was a response to rebellion in the elite - threatening to restrict his daily newspaper - resulted in a partial defeat. He is dependant now on the support of the center-right party and the orthodox parties,and now he is trying desperately to regain control. The mounting pressure on Israel threatens to take a fast escalation. It is already expressed in the threat to expel Israel from FIFA and of intervention of the Hague Court. The French initiative in the UN security council is approaching. The escalation in transfer actions - both within Israel and the West Bank is an effort to recruit at least the support of orthodox parties and the extreme right. In spite of harsher efforts to repress the Palestinian struggle - both in occupied east Jerusalem and the popular non-armed struggle the struggle continues. The very optimistic activists already feel the approaching victory. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle enhance the B.D.S. which intensify the international pressure w... 23:20 Thu 07 May by Ilan S. 0 comments

The B.D.S. which intensify the pressure not only worry the Israeli elite - it already caused a split in it. The split expressed in the initiation of law against the Netaniahu daily caused him to dismantle his coalition and call for election. The result was even worse for him. He lost the majority of the hard core right. The 61 (versus 59) coalition was achieved only with Kakhlon center-right that already blocked the main rightist moves and some of the extreme neoliberal tendency. A new power balance in the Israeli elite may result with a near future coalition with the pseudo left party Zionist List or even entirely different coalition without Netaniahu or even without the Licud party. With this back ground, transfer of Palestinians intensify - both citizens of Israel and in the occupy west bank... And the repression and struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Qadoom, Ma'asarah, Sheikh Jarrah, South Hebron Hills and sporadicly in other places. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 17:56 Sat 18 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

textPalestine-Israel, The collapse of the deterrent ability of Israel in the last Gaza war is expressed ... 03:37 Wed 08 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

The frustrated Israeli state force who do not dare to prevent the weekly non armed popular demonstrations - Joined and purely of Palestinians, resort to shooting on demonstrators with frequent use of live fire by snippers. In the annexed regions of Jerusalem they no more pretend it is not an occupied area and apply there the occupation procedures - both in treatment of detaining children and houses demolition. The "hot" areas of the popular non armed struggle gradually expand but still far away from a general uprising. The international popular struggle worry the Israeli elite but the damages to the Israeli economy is still in the margins. It seems the Zionist settler colonialist elite which bribed the tycoons section of the capitalist elite with extreme neo liberal measures cannot do it any more as other sections of the capitalist elite (backers of Cakhlon) rebelled.

textPalestine-Israel, the joint struggle in turbulent times of the fragmentation in the Zionist rilling ... 15:22 Sun 22 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The merger between the Zionist leadership and the capitalist elite which started 1948 picked in the Tycoons dominance, at 20010. The "too successful" neo-liberalism was challenged by the social struggle, conflicts within the capitalist elite and threatened by international pressure yielded the diminishing power of the old order when the right lost its absolute power in the parliament depending now on the opponent of the milder Zionist right (Kachlon). It is not sure how fast the retreat in the neo-liberal trend and the defeat of the Tycoons combined with the international pressure will yield also retreat in the advance of the Zionist settler and transfer effort. Mean time the joint struggle continue in Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Kadum, Ma'asarah, Southern Hebron Hills, Sheikh Jarrah, the Bedouins of the south, Dahamsh... with additional locations from time to time. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joined struggle in a decisive year* 23:42 Mon 09 Mar by Ilan S. 0 comments

The minimal pressure of the imperial power on Israel to soften its pressures applied to the would be transfered Palestinians of the 1967 occupied areas have its results (more in the west bank than in the Gaza Ghetto). The about 100.000 Palestinians of the occupied territories are employed by Israelis. Most of the roadblocks were removed. The rebellion of the Palestinians in the west bank is channeled mostly through a small minority of activists in the joint and separate week end activities. People are like holding their breath to see if the culminated crisis in the international arena will yield a significant break throw. Mean time, the persistent week end struggles - though in a diminished intensity in Bil'in, Ma'asara, Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills, Sheik Jarrah... with sporadic struggles in other locations. [Italiano]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle and the activists of the popular committees continue to contrib... 17:00 Mon 29 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

The approaching victory in the struggle to block the advance of the Zionist settler colonialist project and even to force it to retreat a bit do not make the real good people to like the enrolling of history. The approaching defeat make the Israeli elite take desperate steps and do its atrocities in the open. The efforts to transfer the Bedouins within 1948 borders and villagers in 1967 occupied territories escalate. The diminishing support of Israel by the imperial power due to changes in the dynamics of the region, world public opinions and economic losses it cause gradually change the power balance within the Israeli capitalist elite that may be expressed in the coming elections. On the ground, the joint struggle in Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Nebi Saleh, Sheikh Jarrah, Qaddum, and South Of Hebron Hills, is gradually expanding to other locations even without the "shield" of Israeli activists. [Italiano]

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