‘Kill a Turk and rest’: Avnery in Tikkun; assaulted after peace rally; GAZA

Posted to my yahoogroup yesterday

Thanks to Sandy Tarlin in NY for this email update from Tikkun (email: magazine@tikkun.org) including:

  • Editors’ note on the assault on Uri Avnery, 86, after he spoke at a peace rally in Tel Aviv
  • Avnery’s article on the Gaza flotilla.
  • Full account of the assault on Avnery
  • Lying About The Gaza Flotilla Disaster & facts on Gaza blockade

Long, but worth reading in full….  READ ON…posted to my yahoogroup – text below Continue reading

We Don’t Feel Like Celebrating with Israel This Year

Naomi KleinWe Don’t Feel Like Celebrating with Israel This Year
Article by Naomi Klein – September 8th, 2009

Last para of Klein’s article:
….This is the context in which a small group of us drafted The Toronto Declaration: No Celebration Under Occupation, which has been signed by the likes of Danny Glover and Ken Loach (we will be unveiling hundreds of new names on the first day of TIFF). Contrary to the many misrepresentations, the letter is not calling for a boycott of the festival. It is a simple message of solidarity that says: We don’t feel like partying with Israel this year. It is also a small way of saying to Mona Al Shawa and millions of other Palestinians living under occupation and siege that we have not forgotten them, and we are still outraged.

It’s not too late to add your name

Adding Your Name
To add your name to this letter, please send your name, occupation and country to tiff.letter@gmail.com
We will accept signatures until September 14, 2009

For further reading on this issue:

Letter by Canadian filmmaker John Greyson on withdrawing his film from the Toronto International Film Festival in protest against City to City: http://tiny.cc/tiff_open_letter
(not sure I agree with his decision to withdraw his film, but it reminds me of the Modi award going to Gujarat – ‘business as usual’ -beena)

Response by TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey to Greyson’s withdrawal and this petition:

Report in Israeli daily Haaretz:

Report in Guardian newspaper, UK:

Statement by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Palestine remembered

PALESTINE: http://www.palestineremembered.com/

from Asim Ghani with the note

“It’s a wonderful site. Please forward it to as many people as you can. Thanks!”

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