[Marxism] UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

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Fri Aug 3 17:48:15 MDT 2007


UPDATE FROM THE
ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

_http://electronicIntifada.net_ (http://electronicIntifada.net)   
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Palestine: Opinion/Editorial:

DRY TWIGS
By Smadar Lavie, The  Electronic Intifada, 3 August 2007

The following is a speech delivered by  activist Smadar
Lavie at a rally against the demolition of 30  families'
homes in Kfar Shalem, Israel, 7 July 2007: No one has  ever
forced the kibbutzniks or the residents of the spiffy
neighborhoods  erected on the ruins of Palestine's Nakba
villages to keep on living in the  precarious indeterminacy
typical of Kfar Shalem. Mizrahim were forced to make  Kfar
Shalem their home from 1948 on, so that the Palestinians
would have  no place to return to, and for 60 years. Now
the Mizrahim too are forced to  vacate this land, their
homes, in favor of the Ashkenazi real estate barons.  

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7132.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7132.shtml)   

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Palestine:  Human Rights:

SENIOR PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS STILL IN WRONGFUL ISRAELI  DETENTION
Report, B'Tselem, 2 August 2007

Shortly after the abduction  of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, in June
2006, Israel detained dozens of Palestinians  holding
senior positions in the Palestinian Authority, some of
them  ministers in the Hamas government, and most of the
members of the Palestinian  Legislative Council on behalf
of Hamas in the West Bank. The Judge Advocate  General's
Office informed B'Tselem that forty-five members of the
PLC had  been detained. According to B'Tselem's
information, at least twenty-two of  them remain in
detention

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7144.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7144.shtml)   

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Palestine:  Opinion/Editorial:

THE NAKBA IN ISRAELI TEXTBOOKS AND OFFICIAL  DISCOURSE
By Ben White, The Electronic Intifada, 2 August 2007

The  contents of school textbooks in Palestine/Israel have
often been the cause of  controversy, normally when a
report is published purporting to reveal  "shocking
revelations" about the alleged indoctrination of
Palestinian  schoolchildren. Last week, however, it was
Israeli textbooks in the  spotlight, as the Ministry of
Education approved a new textbook with a  difference. EI
contributor Ben White finds that the inclusion of the  term
"Nakba" in Israeli textbooks is a perfect opportunity to
see how the  event is viewed in "official" discourse in the
West and within Israel  itself.

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7134.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7134.shtml)   

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Palestine:  Human Rights:

POLITICAL OBFUSCATION AND STRANDED PALESTINIANS IN  EGYPT
By Serene Assir, The Electronic Intifada, 1 August 2007

Seven  weeks into their displacement from Gaza, up to 700
of 6,000 stranded  Palestinians returned home this week via
the border crossing at al-Oja, north  Sinai, controlled by
Egypt and Israel. Their return via this  terminal,
traditionally used for the transportation of goods into
Israel,  is described as a one-time-only solution designed
to solve the immediate  crisis. The plan was forged by
Israel and the Palestinian Authority, with the  approval of
the Egyptian government. Serene Assir investigates from
Egypt.  

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7141.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7141.shtml)   

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