• [17 juin Paris] Manifestation nationale pour la libération de #Georges_Ibrahim_ABDALLAH

    Le 19 juin est la journée internationale des prisonniers révolutionnaires. Une nouvelle occasion pour défendre les droits de l’homme, les liberté en exprimant sa solidarité à Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, militant communiste révolutionnaire arabe, combattant pour la lutte de libération nationale de la #Palestine et incarcéré dans les geôles de l’État français depuis 33 ans, sans […]

    #3-INTERNATIONAL #articles #Liban

  • Cinquante ans après la guerre des six jours. La #Palestine, toujours recommencée, par @AlainGresh (Le Monde diplomatique, juin 2017)

    Le 5 juin 1967 à l’aube, l’armée israélienne détruit au sol l’aviation militaire égyptienne. En six jours, elle conquiert le Sinaï, le Golan syrien et la partie de la Palestine historique qui avait échappé à son contrôle en 1948 : la Cisjordanie, Jérusalem-Est et Gaza. Cinquante ans plus tard, l’occupation se poursuit, mais la stratégie d’éradication de l’aspiration nationale palestinienne se heurte à une résistance enracinée dans une longue histoire.

  • Israel averts one crisis with end of Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike. Now Gaza looms large

    Strike leader Marwan Barghouti can chalk up achievement of putting prisoners’ plight back in Palestinian public consciousness

    Amos Harel May 28, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.792263

    The announcement heralding the end of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike on Friday night was met with a sigh of relief by Israel’s defense establishment.
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    The strike’s end, on the eve of Ramadan, removed a huge risk that had been lingering for the past six weeks: the potential for deterioration following the death of one of the prisoners, or an Israeli attempt to force-feed the strikers, both of which would have agitated Palestinians across the territories.
    The gap in the conflicting commentaries from both sides regarding the details of the agreement and the question of who won are inevitable, given the circumstances. Israel doesn’t want to admit it negotiated with the strike leaders – and certainly not that it made any concessions while members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet were competing with each other in their forceful declarations against the prisoners.
    The Palestinians, meanwhile, have to present any Israeli concessions, no matter how trivial, as an achievement – otherwise questions will be raised about why the lives of prisoners were put at risk and whether the demands met actually justified everything the prisoners sacrificed.

    Despite Israel’s denials, it’s clear that talks were held with the strike leaders, at least indirectly. Two weeks ago, Palestinian sources reported meetings between senior officials in the Palestinian Authority’s security apparatus and Israel’s Shin Bet security service, with the aim of ending the strike.

    The details of any arrangement that would induce the prisoners to call off their strike were crystal clear: The key issue for them was the restoration of family visits to the previous number – twice a month. The Red Cross had halved this a year ago. An agreement on this matter was reached on Friday.
    The other demands were extras. The strike leaders knew that given the current public mood in Israel, the cabinet or prison authorities would not allow the resumption of academic studies – certainly not as long as the bodies of two Israeli soldiers are being held in Gaza and two Israeli citizens are missing there.
    An improvement in specific prison conditions – an issue that isn’t a focus of media attention – can be agreed upon later. Israel ensured this would happen at a later date and wouldn’t be seen as a direct achievement of the hunger strike.
    The strike’s leaders were already handicapped by the limited response of Fatah members to join the strike. Jailed Hamas leaders didn’t take a stand, either, failing to instruct most Hamas members to join in. Outside the prison walls, senior PA officials tried to undermine the strike, fearing it would strengthen the status of senior Fatah prisoner (and strike leader) Marwan Barghouti.
    The latter can chalk up an achievement from the strike, though: it brought the prisoners’ plight to the forefront of the Palestinian agenda, and he is once more being seriously mentioned as a possible successor to President Mahmoud Abbas.
    In Israel, the sting operation in which the Israel Prison Service planted snacks in Barghouti’s cell, and recorded him eating them, served as a rich source of satire. On the Palestinian side, though, it only strengthened his image as a leader who is feared by Israel – which resorts to ugly tricks in order to trip him up. However, Barghouti still faces an internal challenge from fellow Fatah leaders, who were likely unimpressed by the fact he fell into this trap twice.
    The strike’s end resolves one Israeli headache, but two others remain in the Palestinian arena: that the religious fervor associated with Ramadan will find an outlet in the form of “lone-wolf” stabbing or car-ramming attacks, as it did last year; and the deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip.
    In the monthly report submitted to the UN Security Council on Friday by Nickolay Mladenov, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy to the Middle East wrote: “In Gaza we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open.”
    Mladenov warned the Security Council that if urgent steps are not taken to de-escalate matters, “the crisis risks spiraling out of control with devastating consequences for Palestinians and Israelis alike.”
    Mladenov reminded the Security Council that the source of the deterioration, with a reduced power supply and cuts to PA employees’ salaries in the Strip, is the political conflict between the Fatah-run PA and Hamas. Most residents in Gaza now receive electricity for only four hours a day, and this might be reduced to two hours, with the humanitarian crisis worsening. No one is interested in a military confrontation, Mladenov told Security Council members, adding that the PA, Hamas and Israel all share responsibility to prevent one.

    #Gaza #Palestine #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/601963 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike in Israeli jails ends - Palestinians - Haaretz

    The hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ended after 40 days on Friday night, according to the Israel Prison Service and Palestinian officials.
    The hunger strike ended after Israel reached an agreement with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross over prisoners’ visitation rights, according to the prison service. The sides agreed that the prisoners would be eligible for two visits a month, as was in the past before being reduced to one visit a month.
    The strike ended in time for the month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan, which begins on Saturday.
    Despite Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s remarks according to which there will be no negotiations and that the prisoners’ demands won’t be met, the strike ended following days of talks that peaked on Friday night. This, while the prison service attempted to reach some understandings over the strike prior to U.S. President Donald Trump’s arrival in Israel earlier this week. The prison service stressed that there were no negotiations with the prisoners, but rather that “understandings” had been reached.

    #Palestine #grèvedelafaim #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/601804 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • #Rawabi, une #Palestine au format consumériste

    Des ouvriers palestiniens dans le centre commercial de Rawabi (Cisjordanie). © C. D. Planifiée par un riche entrepreneur, la ville nouvelle entend montrer au monde que les Palestiniens sont capables de construire leur futur – et leur futur État. Mais située « au milieu de nulle part », elle pourrait bien rester une cité-dortoir réservée aux plus aisés.


  • Pétition : rendons visibles les prisonniers palestiniens en grève de la faim
    Médiapart, le 24 mai 2017

    Ahmed ABBES, Directeur de recherche au CNRS et Secrétaire de l’AURDIP
    Hisham ABU SHAHLA Doctorant en Sciences politiques
    Gilbert ACHCAR, Sociologue (Université de Londres)
    Nadia Leila AISSAOUI, Sociologue
    Amin ALLAL, Chercheur au CERAPS (CNRS)
    Elena AOUN, Professeure et chercheure en relations internationales
    Isabelle AVRAN, Journaliste
    Marie-Noëlle ABIYAGHI, Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO)
    René BACKMANN, Journaliste
    Bertrand BADIE, Chercheur en relations internationales
    Pierre BARBANCEY, Journaliste (L’Humanité)
    Akram BELKAID, Journaliste et écrivain
    Mehdi BELMECHERI-ROZENTAL, Chercheur en sciences politiques
    Yazid BEN HOUNET, Anthropologue (CNRS)
    Laurent BONNEFOY, Chercheur au CNRS (Ceri - Sciences Po)
    Véronique BONTEMPS, Chercheure au CNRS
    Bernard BOTIVEAU, Chercheur émérite au CNRS
    Philippe BOURMAUD, Chercheur au CNRS et Maitre de conférences à Lyon 3
    Monique BRIOUDES, Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Pascal BURESI, Chercheur (CNRS)
    François BURGAT, Politiste (IREMAM - Aix-en-Provence)
    Chiara CALABRESE, IREMAM- Aix-en-Provence
    Michel CAMAU, Professeur émérite des Universités
    Céline CANTANT, Chercheure (Central European University)
    Rawad CHAKER, Maître de conférence à l’Université Lumière Lyon 2
    Marc CHER-LEPARRAIN, Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Pierre COURS-SALIES, Professeur émérite à l’Université Paris 8
    Sylvain CYPEL, Journaliste et Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Jean-Paul CHAGNOLLAUD, Professeur émérite des universités
    Christine CHARRETTON, Enseignante-chercheure honoraire à Lyon
    Monique CHEMILIER-GENDREAU, Professeur émérite à l’Université Paris Diderot
    Francesco CORREALE, Ingénieur de recherche en analyse des sources (CNRS)
    Olivia Martina DALLA TORRE, Université Lyon 2
    Sonia DAYAN-HERZBRUN, Sociologue
    Joan DEAS, Doctorante (Sciences-Po Grenoble)
    Ishac DIWAN, Chercheur à la Chaire socio-économique du Monde arabe (Harvard University)
    Nicolas DOT-POUILLARD, Chercheur en Sciences politiques
    Françoise DREYFUS, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Hamza ESMILI, Doctorant en sociologie
    Jacopo FALCHETTA, IREMAM, Université Aix-Marseille
    Françoise FEUGAS, Journaliste et Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Leo FOURN, Doctorant en sociologie (Université Aix-Marseille)
    Bernard FREDERICK, Journaliste
    Alain GRESH, Journaliste
    Martine HASSOUN, Journaliste
    Bernard HOURCADE, Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS
    Ferran IZQUIERDO-BRICHS, Professeur de relations internationales à l’Université autonome de Barcelone
    Hana JABER, Chercheure
    Patrick KAMENKA, Journaliste et syndicaliste
    Salam KAWAKIBI, Politologue
    Maria KOKKINOU, Doctorante (EHESS)
    Wendy KRISTIANANSEN, Journaliste
    Stéphanie LATTE-ABDALLAH, Historienne et Politiste, Chercheure au CNRS
    Olivier LE COUR GRANDMAISON, Universitaire
    Ziad MAJED, Politologue et Professeur d’université
    Henri MAMARBACHI, Journaliste et Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Sandrine MANSOUR, Historienne
    Farouk MARDAM-BEY, Editeur
    Jonas MATHERON, Chercheur à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Lamia MELLAL, Chercheure en histoire contemporaine
    Sarah MEMMI, Socio-démographe
    Eléonore MERZA-BRONSTEIN, Anthropologue
    Alain MILLE, Professeur émérite à l’Université Lyon 1
    Catherine MILLER, Directrice de l’IREMAM / CNRS - Université Aix-Marseille
    Khadija MOHSEN-FINAN, Universitaire Paris I et Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Jose-Luis MORAGUES, Maître de conférence à la retraite (Université Paul-Valery, Montpellier)
    Jean Michel MOREL, Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Rosa MOUSSAOUI, Grande reporter
    Camille NAJM, Politologue et Journaliste
    Cédric PARIZOT, Anthropologue
    Jean-Marc PILLAS, Journaliste
    Marianne POCHE, Attachée de coopération
    Raphael PORTEILLA, Maître de conférence (Université Bourgogne - Franche Comté)
    Marwan RASHED, Professeur des universités
    Philippe REKACEWICZ, Journaliste et Cartographe
    Clémentine RUBIO, Doctorante à l’université de Tours
    Laura RUIZ DE ELVIRA, Post-doctorante au CNRS (IREMAM - Université Aix-Marseille)
    Sina SAFADI, Doctorante en anthropologie (EHESS)
    Julien SALINGUE, Docteur en science politique
    Catherine SAMARY, Économiste
    Shlomo SAND, Historien, Professeur émérite de l’Université de Tel-Aviv
    Jean-Christophe SERVANT, chef de service à « Géo »
    Hélène SERVEL, Journaliste indépendante
    Maissoun SHARKAWI, Historienne
    Aude SIGNOLES, Maitre de conférences à Sciences-Po Aix-en-Provence et Chercheure (IREMAM)
    François SIINO, CNRS-IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence
    Marion SLITINE, Doctorante en anthropologie à l’EHESS
    Fanny URIEN-LEFRANC, Doctorante en anthropologie sociale et ethnologie
    Thomas VESCOVI, Chercheur en histoire contemporaine
    Dominique VIDAL, Historien et Journaliste.
    Guillaume WEILL-RAYNAL, Journaliste
    Nada YAFI, Membre de la rédaction d’Orient XXI
    Louisa YOUSFI, Journaliste (rédactrice en chef de Paroles d’honneur)

    #Palestine #France #Pétition #Prisonniers #Grève_de_la_faim

    https://seenthis.net/messages/601192 via Dror@sinehebdo

  • Derrière la vitrine culturelle israélienne, une intolérable occupation

    Avec Un boycott légitime, le cinéaste israélien Eyal Sivan et la productrice Armelle Laborie ont jeté l’automne dernier un pavé dans la vitrine culturelle et intellectuelle d’Israël. Ils démontent méthodiquement les mécanismes de la #Propagande qui sert à présenter une image démocratique, libérale, dynamique — et fausse — d’un État d’exception permanent, hors-la-loi pour le droit international. Pour eux, le mode de résistance pacifique qu’est le boycott culturel et académique n’est pas une atteinte à la liberté (...)


    / #Israël, #Palestine, Propagande, #Culture, Université, Boycott Désinvestissement Sanctions (...)

    #Université #Boycott_Désinvestissement_Sanctions_BDS_
    « http://www.haaretz.com/leftist-views-don-t-keep-professors-from-teaching-at-ariel-1.458869 »
    « https://bdsmovement.net/pacbi »
    « http://www.aurdip.fr/les-directives-pacbi-pour-le.html »
    « http://www.institutfrancais.com/fr/saisons/france-israel-2018 »
    « http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/nation-branding-some-lessons-from-israel »

  • Les Palestiniens de Balata en colère contre « deux occupations »

    À Balata, près de Naplouse, les émeutes et affrontements entre les forces de sécurité palestiniennes et des groupes de jeunes combattants se réclamant du #Fatah sont fréquents depuis plusieurs années. L’enjeu ? Le contrôle politique et social d’un camp dont le glissement vers la dissidence urbaine n’a cessé de s’amplifier au fil des ans. Et la répression qu’y exerce l’Autorité palestinienne n’est pas près d’inverser la tendance. Le nom de Zaabour (« le loquace ») n’était pas destiné à devenir célèbre en (...)


    / #Palestine, #Cisjordanie, Mouvement de résistance, #Sécurité_militaire, Fatah, #Armée, Autorité palestinienne (AP), #Camp_de_réfugiés, Brigades des martyrs d’Al-Aqsa (...)

    #_Mouvement_de_résistance #Autorité_palestinienne_AP_ #Brigades_des_martyrs_d'Al-Aqsa_BMA_

  • La #grève_de_la_faim de plus de 2000 prisonniers politiques palestiniens entre dans sa troisième semaine.

    Dimanche 7 mai 2017 a marqué la troisième semaine de grève de la faim des 2000 prisonniers politiques palestiniens dans les geôles d’Israël. Cette mobilisation a été nommée « le combat pour la Liberté et la Dignité » par les #prisonniers_palestiniens qui franchissent ainsi « une nouvelle étape dans leur longue lutte pour la liberté » déclare Marwan […]

    #3-INTERNATIONAL #articles #apartheid #international #Israël #Moyen-Orient #Palestine

  • Israël envisagerait de faire venir des médecins étrangers pour forcer les détenus grévistes à s’alimenter | The Times of Israël
    Alors que les prisonniers palestiniens refusent de s’alimenter pour la 18e journée consécutive, certains prisonniers du Hamas auraient rejoint la grève de la faim initiée par Barghouthi
    Times of Israel Staff 5 mai 2017

    Les Services chargés des prisons israéliennes envisagent de faire venir des médecins de l’étranger pour alimenter de force les détenus palestiniens qui sont en grève de la faim, a rapporté jeudi la Deuxième chaîne.

    Ce plan – qui devrait générer une opposition féroce aux niveaux juridique et éthique – est actuellement étudié par le ministère de la Santé, a établi le reportage.

    Cette discussion survient alors que, selon des informations, des prisonniers membres du Hamas ont également rejoint le mouvement de protestation qui, jusqu’à présent, a réuni majoritairement des membres du Fatah.

    Même si la législation israélienne autorise l’alimentation forcée des détenus, l’Association médicale israélienne a interdit à ses membres de participer à une telle initiative.

    Israël craint que si cette grève de la faim continue – elle entre dorénavant dans son 18e jour consécutif – les tribunaux ne forcent l’Autorité chargée des prisons à libérer les grévistes en raison de préoccupations liées à leur santé, comme cela est déjà arrivé.

    #grève_de_la_faim #Palestine

    https://seenthis.net/messages/595993 via Loutre

  • Le #Hamas annonce faire peau neuve

    Le mouvement islamique qui dirige #Gaza a publié un document politique infléchissant sa position sur les frontières de la #Palestine et sa relation à l’Égypte. Au même moment, le président palestinien #Mahmoud_Abbas s’apprête à rencontrer Donald Trump. Véritable changement ou adaptation stratégique ?

    #International #charte #Israël

  • Révolution dans la révolution au Hamas


    Président du bureau politique du Hamas depuis 1995, Khaled Mechaal quitte la direction du mouvement. Si, depuis 2009, les procédures internes limitent la présidence à deux mandats successifs et ne lui permettent pas d’être de nouveau candidat, il affirme à Orient XXI (17 avril) que cette restriction coïncide avec sa décision personnelle de se désengager de la direction de l’organisation. C’était d’ailleurs ce même choix qu’il avait formulé dès 2013, affirmant clairement à l’époque : « Lors des dernières élections je ne souhaitais pas me représenter à la direction du bureau politique (maktab al-siyassi), mais mes frères m’ont encouragé dans le sens inverse et ont fini par me convaincre ».

    #Hamas #Palestine #OLP

    https://seenthis.net/messages/594779 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • Abbas believes ’historic opportunity’ for peace under Trump, says Palestinian envoy

    ’President Trump has the political capital, the relationships with all the parties involved and the will to actually achieve this goal,’ Husam Zomlot says ahead of Abbas visit to Washington

    Amir Tibon (Washington) Apr 28, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-1.786177

    WASHINGTON - Five days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in Washington for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, one of his closest advisers told Haaretz that Abbas believes there is a “historic opportunity” to reach a peace agreement under Trump’s leadership, and that he is looking forward to forging a “strategic partnership” with the new American president.
    Dr. Husam Zomlot, the recently appointed chief representative of the PLO in Washington, said that Abbas is coming to Washington with one clear objective: creating a political horizon for peace together with Trump. He added that Trump and Abbas had a “very positive conversation” when they spoke on the phone last month, and that Abbas is ready to “employ his vision for peace with full force.”
    Asked about the meeting’s agenda, Zomlot clarified that “there is one thing on the agenda – and that thing is the historic opportunity for peace presented by President Trump.”
    In an interview with Reuters overnight, Trump said, “I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is no reason there’s not peace between Israel and the Palestinians - none whatsoever.”
    In contrast to some in Israel who declared that Trump’s election was the end of the peace process, Zomlot sounded positive about working with the U.S. administration.

    #Palestine #OLP #Etats-Unis #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/593976 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • Report: Trump plans to cut foreign aid across world - but increase aid to Palestinians

    WASHINGTON - Internal State Department documents that were published on Monday by Foreign Policy magazine show that while the Trump administration is preparing major cuts in U.S. foreign aid all across the world, one of the few areas where the administration actually wants to increase spending is the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza.
    The documents are an internal budget plan that seems in line with the administration’s stated goal of a deep cut of more than a third of the State Department and USAID’s total budget. They show major cuts in foreign aid to numerous countries in all continents, but a small rise of 4.6% in foreign aid to the West Bank and Gaza, which would go up to $215 million for the 2018 fiscal year.
    In addition to these territories, other places in the Middle East that would see increased aid spending are Syria, Iraq and Libya, which will all see hundreds of millions of dollars invested should the budget proposal gets approved. All other countries in the Middle East that appear in the document, however, will suffer severe cuts in aid.
    The document proposes a 47.4% cut to Egypt’s aid - a surprising policy in light of the warm and friendly way in which Trump has treated Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. It also proposed a 21% cut to foreign aid to Jordan, whose leader, King Abdullah, is the only world leader to have been invited to meet the president twice since his inauguration.

    WASHINGTON - Internal State Department documents that were published on Monday by Foreign Policy magazine show that while the Trump administration is preparing major cuts in U.S. foreign aid all across the world, one of the few areas where the administration actually wants to increase spending is the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza.
    The documents are an internal budget plan that seems in line with the administration’s stated goal of a deep cut of more than a third of the State Department and USAID’s total budget. They show major cuts in foreign aid to numerous countries in all continents, but a small rise of 4.6% in foreign aid to the West Bank and Gaza, which would go up to $215 million for the 2018 fiscal year.
    In addition to these territories, other places in the Middle East that would see increased aid spending are Syria, Iraq and Libya, which will all see hundreds of millions of dollars invested should the budget proposal gets approved. All other countries in the Middle East that appear in the document, however, will suffer severe cuts in aid.
    The document proposes a 47.4% cut to Egypt’s aid - a surprising policy in light of the warm and friendly way in which Trump has treated Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. It also proposed a 21% cut to foreign aid to Jordan, whose leader, King Abdullah, is the only world leader to have been invited to meet the president twice since his inauguration.

    #Egypte #Palestine #Etats-Unis #aide

    https://seenthis.net/messages/593120 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • #Palestine : 1000 prisonniers palestiniens en grève de la faim

    Plus d’un millier de Palestiniens détenus dans les prisons israéliennes ont entamé cil y a une semaine déjà une grève de la faim, lancé par Marwan Barghouthi, leader de la deuxième Intifada et condamné à la perpétuité. Cette grève de la faim est le seule moyen pour ces prisonniers d’un état d’Israel condamné récemment dans […]

    #3-INTERNATIONAL #articles

  • #Israël-Palestine : l’heure de #Marwan_Barghouti ?

    En prenant la tête d’une grève de la faim qui touche déjà près d’un détenu palestinien sur quatre, le dirigeant le plus populaire de #Palestine lance depuis sa prison un double défi. Au gouvernement israélien, tenté par un refus de négocier lourd de menaces. Et à Mahmoud Abbas, dont l’immobilisme est de plus en plus critiqué.


  • Israel fighting to stop FIFA from suspending settlement soccer teams -
    Move against six teams initiated by Palestinians, backed by FIFA panel; Israelis pessimistic

    Barak Ravid Apr 20, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.784442

    Israel is increasingly concerned that when the FIFA Congress holds its annual meeting in another four weeks, the international soccer federation will decide to suspend six Israeli soccer teams based in West Bank settlements.
    Consequently, ambassadors in dozens of capitals worldwide have been ordered to work with officials of their host countries to foil the move.
    An official involved in the issue said that two weeks ago, Israel learned that Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub had asked to put the issue of the settlement teams on the agenda of both the FIFA Council, which will meet in Manama, Bahrain on May 9, and the FIFA Congress, which will meet in the same city on May 10 and 11.
    On Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry sent a cable to dozens of Israeli embassies instructing embassy staffers to try to persuade their host countries to remove the issue from FIFA’s agenda or ensure that no vote on it takes place. But the official said Israel must be prepared for the worst-case scenario, in which a vote does take place. If so, Israel’s chances of winning are negligible.
    “Our growing assessment is that the FIFA Congress is liable to make a decision on suspending six Israeli teams that play over the Green Line, or even on suspending Israel from FIFA,” the cable said. “We urge you to contact your countries’ representatives on the FIFA Council as soon as possible to obtain their support for Israel’s position, which rejects mixing politics with sport and calls for reaching an agreed solution between the parties ... and to thwart an anti-Israel decision if it is brought before the council.”

    #BDS #Israel #Palestine

    https://seenthis.net/messages/591331 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • Barghouti’s N.Y. Times article met by Israeli ritual of diversion and denial -

    Comparing article to terror attack and suggesting sanctions against the Times, as Michael Oren did, is more damaging to Israel’s image

    Chemi Shalev Apr 19, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.784060

    At the end of his opinion piece in the New York Times about the Palestinian prisoners’ strike, Marwan Barghouti was originally described as “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.” After 24 hours of outrage and condemnation, an editor’s note conceded that further context was needed, pointing out that Barghouti had been convicted on “five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization.” News of the clarification spread like wildfire on social media. It was described in glowing terms as yet another historic victory of good over evil and of the Jewish people over its eternal enemies.
    It was another example of the time-tested Israeli ritual of accentuating the insignificant at the expense of the essence, the results of which are well known in advance. First you manufacture righteous indignation over a minor fault in an article or the problematic identity of its writer, then you assault the newspaper or media that publicized it and cast doubt on its motives, then you demand to know how this was even possible and who will pay the price. In this way, the Israeli public is absolved of the need to actually contend with the gist of the article or public utterance, in this case Barghouti’s claims that he was physically tortured, that almost a million Palestinians have been detained over the years, that their conviction rate in the Israeli military court system is absurdly high, whether it’s really wise to hold as many as 6,500 security prisoners in custody at one time and so on.
    The guiding principle of this perpetual war waged by Israel and its supporters against the so-called hostile press - to paraphrase a legendary John Cleese episode about a visit by German visitors to Fawlty Towers - is “Don’t mention the occupation!” After one spends so much energy on protestations and exclamations of how unthinkable, how outrageous and how dare they, there’s very little enthusiasm left to consider eternal control over another people or the malignant status quo that many Israelis view as the best of all possible worlds or how is it even possible that someone who is defined by former Israeli Ambassador and current deputy minister Michael Oren as a terrorist and a murderer on a par with Dylann Roof, who killed nine African American worshippers in a church in Charleston, is considered by many people around the world, including those at the New York Times, as an authentic leader whose words should be read and heard.
    In an interview with IDF Radio on Tuesday, Oren put the ingenious diversionary strategy on full display. He described Barghouti’s op-ed as nothing less than a “media terror attack.” To this he added a pinch of conspiracy theory with a dash of anti-Semitism by claiming that the Times purposely published Barghouti’s article on Passover, so that Israeli and Jewish leaders wouldn’t have time to react. Then he approvingly cited the wise words of his new oracle, Donald Trump, describing the publication of the article and its content as “fake news.” And for his grand finale, Oren intimated that the proper Zionist response would be to close down the Times’ Israel office, no less.
    In this way, anyone who wants to address Barghouti’s claims substantively, even if it’s to criticize them, is seen as collaborating with a terrorist and enabling terror. It’s the same system by which anti-occupation groups such as Breaking the Silence are tarred as traitorous, backstabbing informants so that no one dares consider the actual testimonies they present about the hardships of occupation and the immorality of forcing the IDF to police the West Bank. What’s hilarious, however, is that so many Israelis and Jews are convinced that articles such as the one written by Barghouti, which most readers probably view as yet another tedious polemic about an intractable Middle East conflict, somehow causes more harm to Israel’s image than a senior government official who compares a news article to a terror attack and who recommends closing down the offices of the most widely respected news organization in the world, a la Putin or Erdogan.

    #Palestine #Israel #Barghouti

    https://seenthis.net/messages/590911 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • With Palestinian prisoner strike, Barghouti challenges Abbas’ leadership
    Will a Palestinian hunger strike rain on Trump’s peace plans ?

    Amos Harel Apr 18, 2017
    read more : http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.783911

    The hunger strike that nearly 1,200 Palestinian security prisoners in Israel began on Monday is expected to ratchet up the tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming days. If complications occur and the strike lasts for an extended time, it is liable to take over the security and diplomatic agenda at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is declaring its intention to restart the peace process.
    >> Get all updates on Israel, Trump and the Palestinians: Download our free App, and Subscribe >>
    However, like another crisis that escalated in recent days over the supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip, it appears that the background to the strike has to do with intra-Palestinian power struggles as much as it has to do with the struggle against Israel.
    The hunger strike is basically the initiative of a single person, Marwan Barghouti, the highest-ranking Fatah prisoner in Israel. The media attention from a prolonged strike will serve him in his moves vis-à-vis the Palestinian Authority leadership, which is officially supporting the strike but in actuality is concerned about any outcome that could advance the standing of the imprisoned leader, who is not especially liked by President Mahmoud Abbas and his people. Barghouti already took credit for an initial success on Monday with an Op-Ed in The New York Times. (For some reason, the editors of the newspaper omitted from the publication the reason Barghouti is in prison: He was arrested and tried in 2002 for dispatching terrorists to carry out attacks at the height of the second intifada in which five Israeli civilians were killed. The piece has since been amended with an editor’s note amid a wave of heavy criticism.)

    #Palestine #Barghouti #grèvedelafaim

    https://seenthis.net/messages/590389 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • 700 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel declare mass hunger strike -

    Thousands of Palestinian prisoners have threatened hunger strike over past several weeks in campaign spearheaded by imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti

    Yaniv Kubovich and Jack Khoury Apr 16, 2017 1
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.783772

    700 Palestinian prisoners currently held in Israel announced the start of a indefinite hunger strike in prisons on Sunday, according to a statement released by Israel’s Prison Service. Imprisoned Fatah official Marwan Barghouti spearheaded the campaign, though Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners held at Hadarim prison will join the campaign largely associated with Fatah.
    The hunger strike is expected to expand Monday morning, with over 2,000 prisoners participating. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced his support of the strike, as did leaders of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
    Nearly 2,900 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel and affiliated with Fatah have threatened to launch a hunger strike over the past several weeks. Barghouti, the campaign’s organizer, has often been floated as a possible successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
    The fate of more than 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel, whose number has grown considerably in the past 18 months due to the wave of stabbing and car-ramming attacks (the “lone-wolf intifada”), affects nearly every family in the territories. A hunger strike, if it is widely observed and well managed, could immediately turn up the heat in the Israeli-Palestinian arena. If down the road a threat to the strikers’ lives develops, it could lead to another wave of violence.
    The April 17 date was originally chosen with an eye on the start of Ramadan, which is toward the end of May. A full hunger strike during Ramadan, when Palestinians fast by day and break their fasts at night, could be religiously problematic. Setting a potential strike period of a little over a month will allow the struggle against Israel to escalate, but also limits it in time so as to prevent a total loss of control. It also marks the annual Palestinian prisoners day anniversary.

    #Palestine #Prisonniers #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/590059 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • #seenthis_fonctionnalités : Les thèmes privilégiés d’un.e auteur/autrice

    Grâce aux hashtags et aux thèmes automatiques, Seenthis fabrique une liste (pondérée) des thèmes privilégiés d’une personne. Cela apparaît en colonne de droite de la page d’un.e contributeur.trice. Par exemple :

    Country:France / Continent:Europe / City:Paris / #femmes / Country:Grèce / #sexisme / #Grèce / #racisme / Currency:EUR / #Palestine / #travail / Country:Israël / Country :États-Unis / #Israël / Country:Allemagne / #féminisme / Person:Encore / City:Gaza / Country:Suisse / Country:Royaume-Uni / City:Londres / City:Bruxelles / Person:Charlie Hebdo / Country:United States / #santé / Currency:USD / #prostitution / City:This / Person:Alexis Tsipras / #politique / Country:Israel / Country:Russie / #histoire / #viol / City:New York / #migrants / #cartographie / #photographie / Country:Espagne / #écologie / Company:Facebook / #inégalités / #réfugiés / Country:Palestinian Territories / Country:Italie / Person:François Hollande / #journalisme / Country:Japon / Continent:Afrique / #art / #culture_du_viol / Country:Syrie / Country:Iraq / City:Athènes / City:Lille / #France / #austérité / #littérature / Person:Manuel Valls / #Suisse / Person:Tony Blair / #misogynie / #éducation / #audio / #islamophobie / Country:Algérie / #plo / #Internet / ProvinceOrState:Cisjordanie / #asile / City:Bonne / #Union_européenne / #cinéma / PublishedMedium:The New York Times / NaturalFeature:Philippe Val / #sorcières / #livre / #revenu_garanti / City:Die / Country:Afghanistan / Person:Hillary Clinton / #photo / #chômage / Country:Danemark / Person:Mona Chollet / Region:Moyen-Orient / #gauche / City:Lyon / Country:Chine / #capitalisme / Person:Jeremy Corbyn / Country:Belgique / #colonisation / #qui_ca / City:Amsterdam / Organization:Académie française / City:London / #violence / Facility:Palestine Square / Country:Liban / #discrimination / #shameless_autopromo / #médecine / Company:Google / #radio / Country:Pays-Bas / Organization:Hamas / ProvinceOrState:Bretagne / ProvinceOrState :Île-du-Prince-Édouard / #société / City:Munich / #domination / City:Nice / City:Cologne / #Europe / Organization:Sénat / #nourriture / Region:Proche-Orient / Person:Christiane Taubira / Country:Suède / Organization:White House / Person:Donald Trump / Person:Laurence Rossignol / Company:Le Monde / #voile / #historicisation / Continent:America / #childfree / Person:Arnaud Leparmentier / #revenu_de_base / #théâtre / ProvinceOrState:Québec / Person:Philippe Rivière / #imaginaire / City:Strasbourg / Country:Finlande / City:Venise / #migrations / #Etats-Unis / Country:Arabie saoudite / City:Jerusalem / #Gaza / Country:Greece / City:Beyrouth / City:Toulouse / #islam / City:Marseille / Person:Mark Regev / Country:Grande-Bretagne / Person:encore / #Genève / City:Ramallah / #temps / #géographie / #sexe / Person:Osez / Country:South Africa / #patriarcat / Country:Pakistan / City:Bordeaux / #urbanisme / Person:Richard Malka / Person:Frédéric Lordon / Continent:Amérique / Company:The Guardian / #occupation / Person:Alain Juppé / Person:Denis Robert / Region:Méditerranée / PublishedMedium:The Guardian / #science / #BDS / City:Damas / Person:Peter Brook / City:Oslo / City:Dublin / #violences_sexuelles / City:Pomerol / City:Juif / Person:Paul Guers / City:Mayenne / #laïcité / Person:Jean-Luc Mélenchon / #censure / Organization:Tsahal / Person:Daniel Schneidermann / Organization:United Nations / Country:Bolivie / Position:Prime Minister / #domination_masculine / City:Nesle / Person:Virginia Woolf / ProvinceOrState:Maine / City:Montsoreau / Person:Jean-Louis Barrault / Person:Paul Dutron / Person:Lino Ventura / Person:Max Weber / City:La Tour / Company:Charles Oulmont /

    À une époque, on avait un gadget trop mignon : on pouvait balancer ça d’un clic sur Wordle pour obtenir une représentation graphique (ici @odilon) :


    https://seenthis.net/messages/589559 via ARNO*

  • Mélenchon et l’Orient compliqué par Denis Sieffert | Politis


    Bien entendu, je ne crois pas que Jean-Luc Mélenchon ait de la « sympathie » pour Poutine, mais il emprunte son discours, et c’est bien trop. Cela dit, je partage son inquiétude après la réaction de Donald Trump, non pas tant d’ailleurs en raison de l’acte lui-même (la Syrie, hélas, en a vu d’autres depuis six ans) que du caractère impulsif qu’il révèle. On attendra cependant pour en juger. Si l’opération n’est suivie d’aucun effort diplomatique visant à favoriser une transition politique, on pourra crier à l’esbroufe.

    Il est probable que la tragédie syrienne ne déterminera pas le vote des électeurs français. Et puis, dans cet Orient décidément compliqué dont parlait de Gaulle, un autre dossier historique nous réconcilie avec Mélenchon. C’est le conflit israélo-palestinien. En regard des frilosités de Benoît Hamon, qui s’est récemment déclaré hostile au mouvement Boycott, désinvestissement, sanctions (BDS), le candidat de la France insoumise ne mégote pas son engagement. On est d’ailleurs frappé par la symétrie des situations : veto russe d’un côté, pour permettre à Assad de massacrer à loisir ; veto américain de l’autre, encourageant Israël à coloniser jusqu’à obsolescence les Territoires palestiniens. Cette symétrie mortifère devrait nous prémunir contre toutes les formes d’inconditionnalité. « Guérissez de cette manie d’attendre d’un homme une perfection qu’il ne peut pas avoir », a lancé joliment Mélenchon à la foule qui scandait son nom à Marseille. Pour notre part, nous sommes guéris.

    #Syrie #Palestine #electionprésidentielle #Mélenchon

    https://seenthis.net/messages/588867 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • Australia is in danger - Opinion - Israel News
    The state Down Under recently revoked the visa of a noted Palestinian activist - the long arm of Israel is most apparent
    Amira Hass Apr 12, 2017 4
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.782881

    Why is the Australian government afraid of Bassem Tamimi, a Palestinian from the village Nabi Saleh? Last Wednesday, Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection revoked the entry visa it had given him a day earlier.

    Tamimi, who with other popular resistance activists in his village and across the West Bank have managed to focus international attention on the evils of the Israeli occupation, was invited by a left-wing organization and some pro-Palestinian groups to hold a series of lectures and meetings in Australia. No less than Tamimi, they were shocked by the hysterical revocation of his visa. As expected, pro-occupation and pro-expulsion websites were delighted.

    The revocation document, posted on the website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), says “the [immigration] department has recently been made aware of information that indicates there is a risk that members of the public will react adversely to Mr. Tamimi’s presence in Australia regarding his views of the ongoing political tensions in the Middle East. his presence in Australia would or might pose a risk to the good order of the Australian community.”

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin couldn’t have better formulated the rationale for silencing any opposition voice. What Tamimi has to say is displeasing to some anonymous parties, it says in Australian. Between the lines: These elements could run wild trying to silence him or disrupt events he participates in, and the Australian authorities would be helpless to confront them due to their power (political, financial, physical, or all of these combined). In other words, he constitutes a risk because others will abuse their power in order to silence him.

    #Australie #Palestine #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/588378 via Nouvelles d’Orient

  • Not Just for the Sake of Syrians, but for Our Sake

    Precisely the Arabs in Israel, who are fighting discrimination and oppression, must not stutter when it comes to the injustices perpetrated across the border

    Odeh Bisharat Apr 10, 2017 12:16 AM
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.782651

    What can the Arabs in Israel do for their Syrian brethren? They have no army, no diplomatic clout, no logistical capabilities that could allow them to offer civilian support. The only thing that remains is moral support – words. “You have neither horses nor treasure to give … so let the words rejoice if circumstances be grim,” said the poet Al-Mutanabbi. But the Arab leadership in Israel has failed in the realm of words as well.
    The truth is that even if the Arabs in Israel manage to give verbal support to Syria’s citizens, that will not change the balance of power at all between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, or between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s murderers and the fanatics backed by Qatar. In the situation we’re in, the battle over what position should be taken toward Syria is a battle over the moral image of Arab society in Israel, over its attitude toward the terrible massacre going on across the border.
    >> Israeli Arab party fails to condemn Assad’s gas attack in Syria, slams U.S. strikes <<
    And if in the hard days of the chemical-weapons assault on Khan Sheikhoun almost none of the leaders of Arab society in Israel saw fit to condemn the Syrian regime, that’s cause for concern. Even those who did condemn it, by the way, did so weakly, to the point where it could not be said whether the statements were condemnation or commentary.
    Condemnation of Assad produces furious responses from his supporters, as if he were Mother Theresa, censured out of nowhere. But Assad was part of a bloody regime even before the appearance of ISIS and the Nusra Front. On June 26, 1980, when Hafez Assad waited on the steps of the presidential palace to welcome an African guest, two bombs were thrown at him, miraculously missing their target. Revenge was quick to follow. The next day, June 27, at dawn, a group of some 60 soldiers, led by Muin Nassif, deputy of Rifaat Assad, the president’s brother, boarded helicopters and flew to the Tadmor Prison in the heart of the desert. There, the soldiers broke up into smaller groups and opened fire on the prisoners locked in their cells. Five hundred prisoners were murdered in cold blood. That story appears in Patrick Seale’s biography of the senior Assad.

    #Syria #Palestine #Israel

    https://seenthis.net/messages/587631 via Nouvelles d’Orient