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category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Monday January 19, 2009 16:45author by Jenny Report this post to the editors

A video which uses the names of the people who have signed an open letter calling for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland, combined with footage from Al Jazeera shot in Gaza suring the Israeli attack and invasion will be projected onto buildings a number of times this evening in Dublin in protest at the attack on Gaza, and in protest at the 'PR attack' being conducted in ireland by an Israeli minister.
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Once at the Israeli Embassy around 6pm
Dept of foreign affairs at 7pm
O'Connell Street / College Green (Irish Times?) at 8pm

More information about video and letter at this link
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90701

author by ecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 17:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Nearby was another home that had evidently been used as a base by Israeli troops. Inside it was littered with bullet casings and ration packs, and walls were daubed with slogans including "Arabs need to die" and "Arabs: 1948 to 2009".


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/20/israel-gaza...build

author by ecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 17:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

http://www.freegaza.org/en/home/658-a-call-from-within-...izens

Israel's destructive criminal policy will not cease without a massive intervention by the international community. However, except for some rather weak official condemnation, the international community is reluctant to intervene,. The United States openly supports the Israeli violence and Europe, although voicing some condemnation, is unwilling to seriously consider withdrawing the "gift" it handed Israel by upgrading its relations with the European Union.

In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural cooperation continue and intensify with diplomatic support.

This international backing must stop. That is the only way to stop the insatiable Israeli violence.

We are calling on the world to stop Israeli violence and not allow the continuation of the brutal occupation. We call on the world to Condemn and not become an accomplice in Israel's crimes.

author by ecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 18:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

like 30 mins

author by ldpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 18:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Things are running a little late.........screening at embassy should happen within next half hour (or so).

From there on to grafton st. ..........will keep thread posted.

author by eecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 19:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Guy with jenny parked right outside embassy door

author by ecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 19:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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author by ecpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 19:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

stills to follow

author by THpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 23:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

These were sent to me to be re-sized as posted.

Beaming it onto the Embassy Wall
Beaming it onto the Embassy Wall

author by THpublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 23:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

last two that I received.

Embassy Cinema
Embassy Cinema

Israeli Embassy, with images they like to keep from Israeli eyes
Israeli Embassy, with images they like to keep from Israeli eyes

author by redjadepublication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 23:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

 

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author by ipsiphi (2)publication date Mon Jan 19, 2009 23:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Thanks particularly to Justin above who attempted unsuccessfully to deliver the letter to a human being this morning. He was told to 'put it in the post'.

We're wrecked by the extreme cold. Great crew turned up. I hope the top image gets spread internationally - and the film/video which should be here tomorrow. The police were initially unwilling to let projection happen. 'They're very sensitive in there'. 'You may be committing an offence'. They were shown the signatories list - and then, despite us wandering around with a generator and a quite 'rts' crowd they never once stopped us from doing a single thing.

CIVIL SOCIETY - It actually maybe exists in Ireland and is mostly censored from expressing any kind of view here. Ain't that right Madam! And yes we do have a bone to pick with you! At least Fintan expressed the truth of the matter on Matt Cooper today. Even if he wasn't allowed to meet the minister face to face in the 'protected' hotel around the corner from where this action took place, or elswhere. Shame on Matt for his pretty spineless performance. Not a surprise. We remember the same thing from other occasions

More signatories please. Israeli nationals welcome to sign. More FF td's too. Firemen. Busdrivers especially welcome.

We are not going away Madam!

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author by ecpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 00:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Wissam Abu-Rijleh, a doctor, told B'Tselem that his brother, Maher Abd al-Athim Yusuf Abu-Rajileh, was killed yesterday when he and other farmers and villages went out to inspect the damage to their crops. "In spite of the ceasefire, the soldiers opened fire without warning at dozens of farmers," B'Tselem reports.

It says: "At about 10am, without warning, intensive gunfire was directed at the farmers, lasting about three minutes. He [Dr Abu-Rajileh] fled the area and when he returned, he found the body of his brother," B'Tselem said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2009/jan/19/gaza-bl...rawal

author by cravingspublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 01:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

i've uploaded the best of my pics from tonight, but they're very dark. it was indeed a nice crew in tonight.
Steve.

Related Link: http://www.audioterrorists.com/index.php/mobile-screenings-of-war-is-peace-19012009/
author by vmpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 02:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors



"it is overwhelmingly Israel that kills first after a pause in the conflict: 79% of all conflict pauses were interrupted when Israel killed a Palestinian, while only 8% were interrupted by Palestinian attacks (the remaining 13% were interrupted by both sides on the same day). In addition, we found that this pattern -- in which Israel is more likely than Palestine to kill first after a conflict pause -- becomes more pronounced for longer conflict pauses. Indeed, of the 25 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than a week, Israel unilaterally interrupted 24, or 96%, and it unilaterally interrupted 100% of the 14 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than 9 days."

Related Link: http://leninology.blogspot.com/
author by Mark Cpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 09:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This was/is a great idea and well executed. Well done to all involved, especially on such a cold night.

Also, I think, well done to the Gardaí for allowing it to go on; even if no law was being broken, they still could have found a reason to stop it if they so wished.

Keep it up,
Mark.

Related Link: http://www.markconroy.net/blog
author by gasmanpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

At last, a good use for the Israeli Embassy!

Israeli Embassy Put to Good Use for Once
Israeli Embassy Put to Good Use for Once

author by dunkpublication date Tue Jan 20, 2009 20:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Great stuff, well done to all. Love the use of creativity, both for the letter, and its ripples, and now the vid action. well done and thanks to all

But, where to from here, what happens now???
Very sinister the whole attack, enough time for them to enter, kill, destroy Gaza, coupled with their, and their friends, PR to make it look like it was simple defense, perhaps they have actually won on that front, at present, BUT, the efforts to point out who caused the end of ceasefire and the massacre they created has not been in vain, many people now know the true reasons behind the sinister actions and state of affairs for the palestinians.

And how more sinister, then the "ceasefire" just coming into effect only hours prior to Bush´s exit and Obamas taking office, is Israel a little worried, might "change" mean an end to their recent actions, change in them alone being behind UN resolutions?? only time will tell?

Anway, thanks to all, keep us posted on future fronts of communication action

author by ecpublication date Wed Jan 21, 2009 19:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

http://www.hintergrund.de/content/view/335/66/ Original article
Translation from the german: Sabine Via MOA: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2009/01/rolf-verleger-gaza...ments

Gaza: The bad, bad neighbor

By Rolf Verleger, January 5 2009

What would you do – such wrote on Dec. 31 the Israeli historian Prof. Fania Oz-Salzberger in the FAZ – if your neighbor would continuously threw stones and Molotov cocktails at your apartment. Would you not at some stage grab a rifle and try to put an end to this? And if your neighbor would crowed himself with his kids, so that you could not hit him, would you not get a rifle with telescopic sight?
Just as this presumed neighbor, Hamas is acting in Gaza, when they shot at Israeli cities with rockets. Therefore the current Israeli war against Gaza is a just war.

I am very thankful to Mrs. Oz-Salzberger for this example with the neighbor. A lot can be visually explained with it. For simplicities sake, let’s call you and your family, so terrorized by your bad neighbor, the house owners and let’s have a look at the curious circumstances in your housing block. The apartment of you neighbor is Gaza.

1. Three years ago you took the neighbors keys away.

Without your agreement as landlord the neighbors family can not leave there apartment, neither to go to work, nor to study, nor to travel, nor to shop. Without your agreement, the neighbor will not receive their mail, no food, no electricity, no gas or visits: The apartment is locked, and you as the landlord have the keys, and the bad, bad neighbor is locked in. And this since 2006, almost three years.

That’s when the bad, bad neighbor got furious.

The mistake of the bad, bad neighbor and his friends in the other apartment block: These people voted for the wrong party.

Although you having been so kind to the neighbor, as to move freely, four years ago - 2005, out of his balcony with sea views, which you took over earlier on. Of course without paying him a look or word, and the balconies furniture got trashed when you left. Where would life come to, if we would be speaking with our neighbors?

That’s when the bad, bad neighbor got furious.

2. Two years ago you send a gang of rowdies to your neighbor

You and your north american friends from the house owner society send a hit gang ro squat in the apartment of the neighbor, the Mohamed-Dahlan-Gang. They were supposed to take the apartment away from the bad, bad neighbor. Unfortunately the neighbor defended himself against this coup, and that got you really angry. Thereafter you tried to tell everyone, that the bad, bad neighbor has forcefully taken over power in his apartment, that he was not legitimized to do so. You yourself have been surprised by how many journalists have spread this lie. From Silke Mertins of the TAZ it was kind of expected, but that even Torsten Schmitz of the Sueddeutsche would write this nonsense was surprising.

That’s when the bad, bad Neighbor got furious.

3. You have not charged the running costs of the apartment correctly.

For years have the taxes and fees owned to the department of apartment autonomy not been paid in time and completely.

4. You have already killed many people from the neighbors apartment.

That was in the year 2006. Those were hundreds of dead. This was also a reason for the war in Lebanon, as the Hezbollah wanted to revenge the deeds of Israel.

5. You took away the bad, bad neighbors car.

The bad, bad Neighbor once had an airport - build with money from the EU. You have destroyed that airport: Bad Neighbors don't need an airport.

6. You took away the neighbors work.

At times the neighbor went fishing. You don't allow that anymore. The neighbor used to have factories. You bombed them in 2006. He used to have agriculture. You have ruined that, by not allowing export. The bad neighbors, who only want to shoot, are not supposed to go fishing, to work in factories or to work the soil.

The bad, bad neighbor is supposed to shoot at you, so that you can shoot back. And this is what the neighbor did.

7. The courts rule in the favor of the bad neighbor.

Many experts of neighborhood law, like Amnesty International, experts of the UN, winner of the Nobel Peace Prices have stated clearly that your doing as house owner against your neighbors throughout the years is breaking the law . Luckily that these people don’t have a police to enforce law and order. “How many divisions has the pope?” joked Stalin.

That’s when the bad, bad Neighbor got furious.

8. You have been chasing the friends of the neighbors out of their apartments for years.

Unfortunately the bad neighbor still has mobile phones and landlines. That’s how he gets to know daily, how friends and relatives of the bad neighbor, who live in the apartment block West Bank get chased out of their houses. A very important tool for this is the large wall, that you have build in the middle of the apartment block. Because you have build this wall, which is to serve your security, not around your house, but straight through the apartments of these friends. What do need these friends two living rooms for. One suffices enough, and in the other you can have your friends living. And that those within their smaller apartment must pass a security check, before going from the living room to the bathroom, that's nothing: The whole live is a waiting room! And who peacefully demonstrates against these measures will get in Germany the Ossietzky Price, but will be shot at with teargas at home, and if out of luck be shot in legal self-defense. Of course the friends of the bad neighbor went to complain against the wall in front of a court of law, the German foreign minister of the time, a loud man named Fischer, called this “not helpful”, they of course were given right by the law, but again there is no police there, who would enforce their right.

That’s when the bad, bad neighbor got furious.

9. You took away ownership of the houses from your neighbor 60 years ago.

Long, long time ago, the grandfather of the neighbor was the owner of the whole house. At that time your grandparents came into the house, desperate, hunted, it was a good shelter from the storm. Soon you build a house in the yard, after all the yard belonged to no one. Of course, the others could now not go from one house to the other anymore, oh well, they are only Arabs. From time to time some humanitarian do gooders passed by, they were named Achad ha’AM, Martin Buber, Hannah Arendt, plus a couple of others, who said, it would be good to live in peace with the house owners, but by Marx’s will, these Arabs are to primitive for the creation of socialism, with these country folks one can not be friend. And later when Marx was out of fashion, it was Gods will, these Arabs have the wrong religion, what do they want in the holy house. There plenty of other houses around, they should go there.
And then, since 1947, your parents took most of the apartments and the whole house of the parents of the bad, bad neighbor, as they fled, in panic from the armed terror of your parents. And now, the descendants of the neighbors of these people live in the one apartment, in the most populated stretch of the world, in Gaza. Yes, why is now so densely populated?

That’s when the bad, bad neighbor got furious.

And so said the German chancellor and Mrs. Prof. Oz-Salzberger: The fault for the war falls on the bad, bad neighbor.

10. Last words

As the first Jewish Zionist, around 1890, came to today’s Israel, they were fleeing the discrimination in the land of the Tsar, from burnings and killings in the search of a free, self controlled life, which was not possible in their old country. This was not a conflict of good versus evil, but a fight about a piece of land, that was home to Palestinian Arabs, and that seemed to be the only possible home to the migrants.

The Jewish side has won that war, for the price of constant war. But a peace plan is since long ago on the table. The two state solution based on the frontier of 1967, with a solution on the problems of the Palestinian refugees, with solutions in regards to Jerusalem. This was proposed by the States of the Arab League in 2002 and again confirmed just a short time ago. Israel will not agree to this plan, as Israel can not decide if they do not rather want to keep the illegally gained land in the West Bank and even expand on it. As long as Israel does not say yes we would rather have peace, we will stop the occupation regime, there will be no peace.

The position of Germany in this conflict is split. But can the fact, that we European Jews, victims of Germany’s injustice, give the Jewish state now the rights to commit injustice against others. Do German politicians really believe, it is reparation of the killing of my Jewish relatives, that Israel can, without stops and binds, do what it pleases?

On the contrary, it would do Israel good, if it were taken out of its fantasized position of the eternal victim, if it were let away and as any other state be embedded into the international system of rules and regulations. That means, that the wrongful occupation of the West Bank, and the long lasting and illegal occupation of Gaza must be sanctioned and boycotted. The EU should measure Israel’s advances on state rights and human rights as they measure Serbia and Turkey. The legal evaluation of the case Olmert should as the case Milosevic take place in Den Haag.

author by gazasympathiser (2)publication date Wed Jan 21, 2009 20:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

With the Gaza "cease fire" in place for one week (after Israeli forces murdered at least 450 Children), the Beit Sahour vigil that was held daily for the past 22 days will be transformed to increased action. Tomorrow (Monday) at 10 AM local, Palestinian Civil Society Organizations in the Bethlehem area will hold a second work day for Gaza where we will be emailing, writing media and politicians, sharing ideas and developing strategies to develop the Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as well as bringing Israeli leaders to justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity.Those of you who can join us it will be at AlGhad institute in Downtown Beit Sahour near the bus company offices.

We believe this is not the time to relax but to intensify the pressure that is building especially introducing new BDS actions so that we can once and for all end the 61 year injustice against the native Palestinians (Israel must be made to comply with all Palestinian Rights especially the rights of refugees to return to their homes and lands). We also believe the International community should not be paying for Israel's war crimes and must hold Israel accountable.

Please begin to or expand your work in your community for BDS (see http://www.bdsmovement.net and http://www.pacbi.org) and develop legal, media, and out reach strategies to build up the isolation of Israel like we did with South Africa so that such atrocities that have been ongoing for 61 year are ended and we move to a post-Apartheid era of Peace with Justice. For resources and tools, we are listing below links to: pictures and video, facts on Gaza, Declarations by the UN and human rights groups, political analysis, and the link to 25 actions to do.

RESOURCES AND TOOLS: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/01/419580.html

author by George F. Ryanpublication date Wed Jan 21, 2009 23:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Your comparison with South Africa is a little dangerous. In South Africa under Apartheid there were an average of 192 criminal homicides a year. Since the beginning of black rule the average has been in the region of 16,000. Just because a country is native run does not mean that it will be well run.

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