Pro-peace rallies in Israel, Tel Aviv Saturday, Haifa Sunday

This video says about itself:

21 October 2015

Israeli cafe offers discounts for Jews and Arabs who sit together

A hummus cafe in Israel is seeking to foster understanding amid a series of violent incidents by offering a discount for Jews and Arabs who sit together.

From the Gush Shalom peace movement in Israel:

Stop the Madness! Protest march in Tel Aviv, rally in Haifa

Saturday, October 24, 7:30 pm – marching from the Rabin Square, Tel Aviv. Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 pm – rally at the Cinematheque Square, Haifa.

At 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 24 the march will set off from Rabin Square to the Defense Ministry gate on Kaplan St., Tel Aviv. The march was initiated by Peace Now and joined by various other peace and human rights groups.

These difficult times – days of violence, fear and pain – are only reinforcing our understanding that there will not be real security here until there’s peace through a negotiated solution.

Only a political process that will lead to the end of our control over millions of Palestinians will end the bloody conflict between the two peoples and allow Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and quiet. The only way to prevent further deterioration is through a two state solution.

Join us this Saturday – *To protest the government actions that are pushing us away from a solution. *To protest extreme right-wing provocations. *To call upon Israeli society to choose a different path.

Transportation: If enough people register, there will be buses from Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheba – register here.


Haifa – Jews and Arabs stand together for a common future. Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 pm – rally at the Cinematheque Square, Haifa

We, Jews and Arabs, Arabs and Jews, will not give in to fear and despair. On Sunday, we will stand together in the city of Haifa – a city that can and must lead the way towards a shared life in complete equality. Standing together, we will call for a peace based on independence and justice to both peoples, for full equality in all spheres of life, for an end to racism and discrimination.

Arabs and Jews, Jews and Arabs, we all want to live in security. True security can only be security without occupation and without bloodshed. Only with an end to occupation and a move towards a just peace can we put an end to the killing and hatred, build an different reality and ensure security to all of us.

The terrible violence and fear on the streets did not come out of the blue. The time has come to address the root cause of the cycle of bloodshed: the system of control and separation which denies to millions of Palestinians their right to independence and a life of dignity. Instead of dealing with this root cause, the government goes on pouring ever more gasoline on the fires of incitement and violence.

On Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 pm we will hold a rally at the Cinematheque Square, Haifa (Merkaz HaCarmel, 142 HaNasi Avenue).

Starting at 5:30 pm, there will be in the same location a creativity workshop for children, in Hebrew and Arabic. Bring your entire family, to take part in a manifestation of shared life!

FRIDAY PRAYERS at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque ended peacefully yesterday after Israel relaxed restrictions, allowing Palestinian men of all ages to enter: here.

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    posted by James Tweedie in World

    Netanyahu orders review of East Jerusalem communities’ status

    ISRAEL threatened yesterday to strip many Jerusalem Palestinians of their Israeli citizenship in a new escalation of the current unrest.

    An unnamed Israeli official confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ordered a review of the status of Palestinian neighbourhoods located outside of Israel’s West Bank separation barrier, commonly known as the apartheid wall.

    Roughly one-third of the city’s Palestinian population, about 100,000 people, live outside the barrier.

    The decision could potentially strip them of their Israeli residency rights.

    Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Husseini accused Mr Netanyahu of planning ethnic cleansing.

    “If this desire by Netanyahu is translated into a decision, then this will be an act of ­ethnic cleansing because it targets one-third of the Palestinian residents of Jerusalem,” he said.

    He revealed that Israeli officials had already been pressing Palestinians in attempts to reduce their numbers in the city.

    “They demolish houses and don’t give permits for building. They besiege the Palestinian quarters in the city. All of this will only lead to more deterioration in the city,” said Mr Husseini.

    Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem have experienced frequent clashes between stone-throwing youths and Israeli security forces.

    “The separation barrier has fully cut off eight Palestinian neighbourhoods from the city,” co-existence campaign Ir Amim executive director Yudith Oppenheimer added.

    “Netanyahu’s statement exploits the current emergency situation to further undermine Palestinian existence in East Jerusalem by threatening to expel an estimated 100,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites from the city.”

    Of Israel’s 8.4 million inhabitants, 1.75 million are Arabs, as Palestinian citizens of Israel are referred to.

    In another escalation of violence, Israeli troops shot a young Palestinian woman dead near the West Bank city of Hebron after she stabbed one of their number in the neck, a day after border police killed a 17-year-old girl in the same area.

    Witnesses to Sunday’s shooting said that the girl had been unarmed and stepped backwards before police shot her eight times, first in the legs.


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