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Letters to Editor

Avnery on the deliberate cynicism

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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Swedish Ship to Gaza

Israeli peace activist Yonatan Shapira, who had been a combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force and refused to take part in the bombing of Palestinian cities, has arrived on board the Swedish boat "Estelle" which is making her way towards the coast of Gaza. When the Estelle passed near the shores of Greece, Shapira and other activists made their way in a motor boat, evading vessels of the Greek Coast Guard which sought to bar their way. "Along with the Greek Coast Guard  we saw a ship which seemed very much like an Israeli Navy vessel, though it did not fly a flag" said Shapira. He was received with cheers by activists already on board. Shapira had taken part in a similar sailing last year, being taken off by Israeli Navy Commandos near the Gaza shore and spending time in police detention, but not charged with any criminal offence. 

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Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded:

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