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Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ
2014-04-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian vi...
Bil'in: Palestinian Village Under Attack
2009-08-07
Leaders of non-violent protests in Bil'in village against Israeli settlements and occupation arrested by Israeli occupation forces. International supporters are asked to support the non-violent resist...
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Non-Violent Resistance in Bil'in in the West Bank
2010-02-01
Come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the non-violent resistance in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. February 5th from 5 until 6pm at the Iisraeli Consulate 180 Bloor St. W. Toronto.
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
2014-03-10
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
Haaretz reporter reaches plea bargain with Tel Aviv district attorney
2012-07-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has deep reservations about yesterday’s announcement that a deal has been struck between the Tel Aviv district attorney and Haaretz reporter Uri Blau.
IFJ Condemns Israeli Forces' Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers
2014-06-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, a...
IFJ Condemns Violence against Photojournalists by Israeli Military in West Bank
2010-07-23
International Federation oj Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Israeli authorities to investigate violence by its soldiers in the West Bank who attacked a group of local photojournalists last week ...
IFJ Demands Full Investigation Following Israeli Police Attack on Photographers
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned an attack by Israeli police on photographers near Silwad in the West Bank on Sunday, 26 October. According to reports, Israeli police fi...
IFJ Denounces Israeli Forces For Targeting Group of Photographers
2013-12-04
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the Israeli army for "deliberately targeting" a group of photographers covering skirmishes at Qalandia crossing between Jerusalem and Ra...
Independent Jewish Voices Joins Call for Global Protest
2011-02-10
Independent Jewish Voices
Calls for women of the world to unite behind the popular resistance of Palestinian women in defence of their land, rights and dignity
Intimidation and Violence Against Palestinian Journalists Must End Now
2014-07-03
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) to condemn a brutal attack by Israeli forces on a Palestinian TV crew in Shufat ...
Israel urged again to free Palestinian journalists
2002-07-30
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli army fires on Al-Jazeera crew in West Bank
2006-07-19
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli army kills second journalist in two weeks
2003-05-03
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli army raids on Bil'in village
2009-07-09
Tadamon
Israeli army forces are launching night-time military raids on Bil'in village in Palestine. Military raids launched by Israeli forces in Palestine in parallel to court case in Canada.
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
2015-04-05
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada (IJV)
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Israeli security forces use violence against journalists in East Jerusalem
2015-09-17
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by Israeli police against journalists covering the clashes between security forces and Palestinian protesters that have been taking place in and ar...
Israeli troops raid three West Bank news media
2007-12-13
Reporters Without Borders
Jewish human rights group to hold annual conference in Toronto this week
2012-10-11
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices' annual general meeting takes place this week in Toronto. It will feature a number of prominent guest speakers and address a range of issues related to the organization's man...
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
2009-07-07
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
2010-01-28
International Solidarity Movement
Mohammed Khatib#s arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bil#in to be arres...
Occupation of Palestinian towns and cities
2002-04-07
Reporters Without Borders
Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
2015-09-30
International Federation of Journalists
Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
Richard Falk, UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories Speaking in Toronto
2009-09-20
NECEF
Richard Falk, the UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, will be speaking in Toronto next Sunday September 27th at 2pm. at 155 College St. Room 610.
Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
2010-05-31
Independent Jewish Voices
Sources welcomes a new member: Independent Jewish Voices. ndependent Jewish Voices represents Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitme...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
2009-07-01
FreeGaza
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
2009-10-23
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

Sources Select Resources

Abandoned in the Cold and Dark
Living Under Siege people of Gaza
Murphy, dylan
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The world has forgotten Gaza, its women and children. The people of Gaza are being crushed under the Israeli blockade which severely restricts essential supplies coming into the strip. The blockade is...
The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported
Hass, Amira
Article
2012
Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administratio...
Army Detonates Two Homes In Hebron, Seals One With Concrete Blocs
Bannoura, Saed
Article
2014
IMEMC
Israeli soldiers wired and detonated two Palestinian homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and sealed the home of a third Palestinian with concrete. A Palestinian home ...
The Astounding Violence Of Israeli Colonialism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2014
CounterCurrents.org
Recently the world watched the horrific violence perpetrated inside Gaza, as 2,159 Palestinians - including 577 children, 263 women and 102 elderly - were killed during Israel's Operation Protective E...
Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian vi...
Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
Article
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease
What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
TomDispatch.com
On August 26th, 2014, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of dest...
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
Farming Under the Wall
Stories of Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank
Mancini, Emma
Article
2013
Counterpunch
The difficulties of Palestinian farmers as their lands are placed behind the Wall.
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
Sources News Release
Article
2014
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair
Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
Carbajosa, Ana
Article
2011
The Guardian
A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
Gideon Levy Interview
Audio
2015
CBC - Sunday Edition
An interview with Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. 28 minutes.
Hebron Activist Who Died of Tear Gas Showed Israel's Crimes to the World
Beiler, Ryan Roderick
Article
2015
Countercurrents
Hebron resident and anti-occupation activist Hashem al-Azzeh died Wednesday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces.
The Hijacking of the Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
In the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palesti...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Human Rights Watch investigator among those attacked by Israeli forces
Article
2015
Ifex
"We didn't see any soldiers near us. That's why we felt safe. No one was throwing rocks or anything. Soldiers just started shooting."
IFJ Condemns Israeli Forces' Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, a...
IFJ Condemns Violence against Photojournalists by Israeli Military in West Bank
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation oj Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Israeli authorities to investigate violence by its soldiers in the West Bank who attacked a group of local photojournalists last week ...
IFJ Demands Full Investigation Following Israeli Police Attack on Photographers
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned an attack by Israeli police on photographers near Silwad in the West Bank on Sunday, 26 October. According to reports, Israeli police fi...
IFJ Denounces Israeli Forces For Targeting Group of Photographers
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the Israeli army for "deliberately targeting" a group of photographers covering skirmishes at Qalandia crossing between Jerusalem and Ra...
In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Middle East Eye
Jeff Halper's new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world.
In Defense of Amira Hass
Claiming the Right of Resistance
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Amira Hass is a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. She reports on Palestinian affairs in the occupied territories and, over the years, has come to understand the Palestinians’ plight from the...
ISIS and the IDF: Canada's Double Standard
Who are the Real Terrorists?
Walberg, Eric
Article
2014
Counterpunch.org
Why can westerners join the Israeli Defense Forces while westerners joining Islamic State are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?
Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade
Littlewood, Stuart
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The Jerusalem Post reports that the Swedish boat Marianne with 18 passengers has been "interdicted" by Israeli commandos 85 miles from the Gaza coast and towed to Ashdod. The three other vessels in th...
'Israel is a terrorist state'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Jonathan Cook's Blog
The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned. A wave of unrest has swept Palestinian towns in ...
Israel is a Terrorist State
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
Article
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
Reporters without Borders
The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on jo...
Israeli attacks on a dissident soldiers' group could backfire
Sheizaf, Noam
Article
2015
Aljazeera
Yehuda Shaul was an infantryman in the Israeli army in Hebron during the second intifada. But in recent weeks, he and his group of veterans have been vilified by right-wing organizations and mainstrea...
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada (IJV)
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
Guardian
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli soldiers continue to target Palestinian photographers in West Bank
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Palestinian press photographers have always been targeted by the Israel Defence Forces and at least three have been arrested and two others have been physically attacked by Israeli soldiers in the Wes...
Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
New report details 'brutal' Israeli policies
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
The first bullet struck 16-year-old Samir Awad in his left leg. He staggered away as fast as he could, but was too slow. A second round slammed into his left shoulder, exiting from the right side of h...
The Occupation's Dark Underbelly Exposed
The Revelations of the Israeli Refuseniks
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
CounterPunch
A letter signed by 43 veterans of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit declaring their refusal to continue serving the occupation has sent shockwaves through Israeli society.
Omar and the Checkpoint
The Essential Story that is Rarely Told
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. H...
Palestinian Arrested After Filming Settlers Throwing Stones
International Solidarity Movement
Article
2014
IMEMC
Yesterday, August 17, 2014, at approximately 5:30 PM in the old city in al-Khalil (Hebron), settlers from the illegal settlement of Beit Hadassah threw rocks and water at Palestinians living on Shalal...
Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
Special Focus: Israeli Occupying Forces Assault Journalists in the OPT
Article
2015
Al-Haque
As Israeli violations escalate against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), journalists and media professionals have also been the subjects of Israeli attacks.
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children
Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
CounterPunch
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

Sources Bookshelf

Our Way to Fight
Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...

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Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.


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