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In 2008 Israel Agreed to a Protocol for the Port of Gaza. Why not now?

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children In August, 2008, I and forty-three other participants motored into Gaza by sea in two converted fishing boats, becoming the first to openly succeed in doing so since 1967.  The entry stamp in our passports reads “Gaza port” and was created for the occasion.  We carried a modest cargo of hearing aids for the children of the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children. Israel tried m ...

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10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation

"Under a coalition of Israeli left-wing political parties and organizations, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in the largest anti-war demonstration since the outbreak of violence in Gaza. Some 10,000 Israelis flooded Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the slogan “Changing direction: toward peace, away from war” in the largest anti-Gaza war demonstration in Israel since the outbreak of hostilities mo ...

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Vigil for Peace in Gaza and Israel

NYC August 15 - In front of Gandhi statue in Union Square, a vigil was held to ask for a nonviolent solution to end the conflict in Gaza and Israel, followed by a ceremony for people to send their best wishes of peace and hope to those affected by the conflict in the region, as well as here in NYC. Emiko Nagano, one of the organizer of the event says "I have been deeply affected by the news and images comin ...

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Jews & Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies

New York, 08/11/2014 The social group #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies got together today outside of the United Nations for a silent protest to hold the leaders of the world, the professionals who promised peace and security, accountable for their failures and in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the recent war in Gaza. ...

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It’s doable: Peace Israel-Palestine (1)

This article was first published on TFF PressInfo Violence is a dead end Look at the violence in Gaza today, DR Congo (6 million dead), Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia etc: Isn’t it obvious that the world needs a completely new approach to conflicts? We’ll never rid the world of conflicts, conflicts is part of human and social life. Conflict-prevention is a meaningless term. But we can rid the world of mo ...

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A Letter to the Outside

Republished from Shani Manor's Blog Dear Friends Outside, Many of you have written to me to ask how I was, and even those who didn't, I know, are thinking about me every now and again, and just don't know how to express what they are feeling. I myself have been meaning to write a blog post since the negotiation talks ended 4 months ago but have had a difficult time escaping clichés. It's loaded when you wri ...

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Peace demo under attack in Tel Aviv

July 26, 2014 PEPPER SPRAYED & PURSUED IN NORTH TEL AVIV Report from a peace demonstrator It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chant ...

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Fuelling worldwide antisemitism over Gaza will not make Israel any safer

Sorry about repeating it, but the Israeli government is being played like a piano by Hamas. Who needs suicide bombers when you can get the Israeli Army to do your dirty work? This relentless bombing of Gaza, killing civilians, children, handicapped people, can only make grow the horror that the international community feels. No sympathy for Israel, since the disproportion in the number of deaths is so great ...

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Enough!

By Dr Meir Margalit, in Jerusalem If I had to summarize in one word all this bitter feeling of anguish that fills me in front of so much tragedy, I would choose the word – Enough! Enough! is a powerful word. When uttered with conviction, it can change the course of history. Not immediately, and it will have us waiting, but when the clamour of thousands repeat it incessantly, it can tear down walls. When sai ...

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