Time to expose Israeli propaganda network

Linda S. Heard
20 August 2002

The Internet, however, has witnessed a plethora of pro-Palestinian websites springing up, such as the highly professional and committed Electronic Intifada, Palestine Media Watch and Ramallah On-line. These sites offer the latest news on the ground from the Palestinian territories, up-to-date articles, day-to-day accounts of life under occupation as well as historical facts. These pro-Palestinian websites also organise campaigns to get their message across in the most effective way possible, without using HonestReporting-type intimidation tactics. Visitors to the websites are urged to provide moral support to courageous reporters like Robert Fisk, Suzanne Goldenberg, Amira Hass, and Gideon Levy.

Queer 'Settlers' colonize Berkeley Starbucks

Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism
20 August 2002

About 25 queer settlers descended on a downtown Berkeley Starbucks on Saturday, August 17, claiming Berkeley as “a city without people for people without a city.” The group, organized by Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!), posted a banner proclaiming the reclaimed café “Queerkeley – A Prophecy Fulfilled.”

Radio Sawa: All dressed up with nowhere to go

Ali Abunimah
20 August 2002

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah is currently in Amman, Jordan and tuning into the latest US government propaganda effort, Radio Sawa. One would have hoped that one of the seeds of hope planted in the rubble of the World Trade Center would have been a reevaluation of America’s activities in the Middle East. Apparently, Britney Spears and censored news were a better idea. Oh dear. Turn up that taxi radio, ya habibi.

Reuters cameraman expelled after being refused entry at airport

Reporters Without Borders
19 August 2002

On 16 August 2002, RSF protested the expulsion of Ahmed Bahaddou, a cameraman with the British news agency Reuters, who was put on a flight to Jordan on 15 August after having been refused entry to Israel and detained overnight at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport.

The wall in Tulkarem

18 August 2002

This footage follows the lines of Israel’s apartheid wall on a map. EI’s Arjan El Fassed filmed through which areas in and around Tulkarem Israel’s apartheid wall will be built. Most of the owners of the land already had been notified that their land was to be confiscated by military orders. The wall cuts a water pipeline built by the farmers.

Qalqilya wall

18 August 2002

Israel’s apartheid wall filmed on August 18, 2002 by EI’s Arjan El Fassed, in and around Qalqilya. Footage shows the wall from both sides of the 1967 demarcation line. This eight-meter high concrete wall, complete with lookout towers located every fifty meters along its length, traps and isolates over 12,000 people.

Unlawful forcible transfer/collective punishment

Amnesty International
16 August 2002

Amnesty International is concerned about the decision by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to unlawfully transfer from the West Bank to Gaza three relatives of Palestinians believed to have been involved in organizing or carrying out attacks against Israelis.

Nothing happened

Gideon Levy
15 August 2002

”Nothing happened. Soldiers opened fire, no one was hurt. Not a thing happened.” Half a dozen bullets fired by an IDF soldier pierced the windshield of a taxi in which Gideon Levy was traveling this week. A personal account.

Israel deports Reuters cameraman

15 August 2002

Israel deported Reuters cameraman Ahmed Bahaddou, a Belgian national, to Jordan Thursday after detaining him overnight in a cell at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion airport.

Weekly report on human rights violations

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
14 August 2002

Israeli occupying forces this week continued their full-scale offensive in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), killing more Palestinians and destroying more public and private property.


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