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Obama Should Visit Gaza

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by Medea Benjamin

3 Jun 09 | ei

U.S. President Obama should visit the Gaza Strip to see the death and the destruction caused by Israel’s recent attacks.

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3 June 2009 at 4:06 pm

Study Likens Israel to South African Apartheid; U.S. Pressed to End Gaza Blockade

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2 Jun 09 | PTV, FT, Ha’aretz, CSM and LAT

An expert study concludes that Israel is policing Palestinian territories with an apartheid system that resembles the one which almost fragmented South Africa.

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Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

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1 May 09 | VOA News

The latest annual report by the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Letter to Secretary Clinton on Blockade of Gaza Strip

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30 Apr 09 | HRW

Dear Secretary Clinton,

I am writing in regard to your April 22 comments on Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. Your characterization of Israel’s policy greatly understates the extent and impact of the border closure, which amounts to the collective punishment of Gaza’s civilian population – a serious violation of international law. Instead of downplaying the consequences of this blockade, we ask that you use the influence of the United States and your office to press Israel to end this policy which purposefully punishes civilians as a way to pressure Hamas. We also urge you to press Egypt, which has largely cooperated with Israel’s blockade, to allow humanitarian assistance through the Rafah crossing, which it controls. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 April 2009 at 3:18 pm

Concern Grows Over Gaza Aid

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21 Apr 09 | FT

The European Commission has raised fresh concerns over Israel’s continuing closure of the Gaza Strip, which it says is preventing European humanitarian aid worth more than €34m from reaching the Palestinian territory. Read the rest of this entry »

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21 April 2009 at 12:20 am

Iran: Israel to Blame for Egypt-Hezbollah Row

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15 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz

Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel on Wednesday of sparking a row between Egypt and Hezbollah as a way of intervening in inter-Lebanese politics. Read the rest of this entry »

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15 April 2009 at 8:28 pm

Egypt Seizes $2m Aid Meant for Gazans

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11 Apr 09 | PTV

Egyptian security forces have arrested a man who was attempting to transfer USD 2 million of aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip.

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11 April 2009 at 8:07 pm