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Can we talk? The Middle East “peace industry”

Faris Giacaman | The Electronic Intifada 20 August 2009 Upon finding out that I am Palestinian, many people I meet at college in the United States are eager to inform me of various activities that they have participated in that ...

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Israel still strangles the Palestinian economy

Sam Bahour | The Wall Street Journal 20 August 2009 Palestinians are as eager as anyone to see positive economic development for their tormented country. But they know full well that real economic progress awaits their release from Israeli military ...

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One year after I was beaten

Mohammed Omer | The Socialist Worker 29 June 2009 JUNE 26, 2008, is a day I will never forget. For the events of that day irrevocably changed my life. That day, I was detained, interrogated, strip-searched and tortured while attempting ...

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BlackRock divests from the West Bank

Erik Hagen | Norwatch 20 August 2009 The British bank BlackRock has divested from Lev Leviev settlement projects on West Bank. The divestment follows pressure by three Norwegian banks marketing BlackRock funds. BlackRock was second biggest shareholder in the controversial ...

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Six Arab families from East Jerusalem appeal eviction

Akiva Eldar | Ha’aretz 19 August 2009 The eviction of six Arab families from their apartments in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood this month stemmed from serious mistakes by the authorities, including the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, the former residents wrote ...

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August 2009: night arrests in Bil’in

B’Tselem 18 August 2009 Since June, armed forces have been entering the village of Bil’in at night and arresting residents. The soldiers arrive at the village, which lies west of Ramallah, with Israel Security Agency agents holding lists of persons ...

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