Welcome to Palestine 2012

The Month in Pictures: April 2012

2 May 2012
A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Israel rides the rollercoaster of mass hysteria

Ilan Pappe
18 April 2012
French grandmas, a retired poet and nuclear holocaust are all threats of the same magnitude in the post-modern world of the current captains of the Israeli Titanic.

At Israel's behest, woman removed from Air France flight for not being Jewish

Air France demanded to know the religion of a passenger on a flight from Nice to Tel Aviv and removed her because she is not a Jew.

Europe's airlines enforce Israeli travel ban on activists hoping to repair Palestinian schools

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
16 April 2012
Thousands of international solidarity activists were set to fly to Tel Aviv in a coordinated effort to volunteer with Palestinian initiatives in the occupied West Bank. However, Israel coordinated with European airlines to cancel many activists’ tickets.

Two Belgians file war crimes complaint against Israeli leaders over "flytilla" abuse

Two activists have filed a war crimes complaint with federal prosecutors in Belgium, against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials.

Hajar Moumni and Muhammad Najar allege they were detained, mistreated, beaten and harshly interrogated when they took part in the “Welcome to Palestine” solidarity fly-in last summer, Belgian media have reported.

Interview: "Everyone can help Welcome to Palestine 2012"

Adri Nieuwhof
19 December 2011
Large numbers of international activists plan to Tel Aviv as part of the Welcome to Palestine 2012 initiative to assert the right of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank to receive visitors.
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