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Visit to Gaza: UN Press Release

(I recently completed a mission to the Gaza Strip, entering by way of Egypt at the Rafah Crossing; as I am now in Doha attending the final days of the UN Climate Change negotiations, I have had no chance to write a post describing the moving and difficult circumstances that confront the people of Gaza, and the hopes and disappointments that followed the ceasefire that followed the Israeli onslaught; there are concerns about whether it will be fully implemented in accordance with expectations, and if not, whether events will move toward renewed cross-border violence. There are new hopes and complexities on two further fronts: the aftermath of Palestinian success in being confirmed as a non-member state by the General Assembly on November 29, and the new priority being accorded to reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. More than ever since Hamas assumed governing authority in June 2007, foreign leaders have been visiting Gaza, according Hamas an upgraded diplomatic status.)

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A rally in support of recognition of Palestine

A rally in support of recognition of Palestine at the UN, to be held Thursday  ( November 29)  in Tel Aviv -  at 6:00 pm opposite "Independence Hall" on 16 Rothschild Blvd, Tel Aviv.

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Avnery on the deliberate cynicism

Avnery:
 
Netanyahu and Barak have decided to deliberately violate a cease-fire which had just been stabilized.
 
At the price of great and ongoing suffering on both sides of the border, the government's aim  had been accomplished: social issues will be removed from the public agenda and the election campaign.

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China’s plan to phase out organ harvesting from executed prisoners

The November Bulletin of the WHO presents an interview with Dr. Haibo Wang, where he announces China’s intention to phase out the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners. While the announcement marks a shift in China’s handling of the worldwide criticized organ procurement practice, DAFOH is concerned that the announced changes are primarily aimed at appeasing the international community, while the unethical organ transplant abuses will continue in secret..

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Swedish Ship to Gaza Activists in Israel

The Israeli activists detained on board the "Estelle" were released Elik Elhanan: excessive force was used against us, without any reason Electric shocks by taser out of vengeful hatred A Greek MP was beaten by Shabak Security Service interrogators.

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Estelle captured - occupation at sea

"Even while the Prime Minister is considering bringing to his cabinet's approval the report of Judge Edmond Levy, which asserts that the Palestinian territories are 'not occupied', Netanyahu and his ally and rival Ehud Barak are ordering the Naval Commandos on a stupid resort to force, demonstrating for the whole world to see that there is an occupation, and that the State of Israel is extending this occupation into international waters in the Mediterranean.

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