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    ... From: The Other Israel Subject: [TOI-Billboard] TO FREEZE OR NOT TO FREEZE -- OR BURN To: otherisr@actcom.co.il Date: Wednesday, 3
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      --- On Wed, 3/6/09, The Other Israel <otherisr@...> wrote:

      From: The Other Israel <otherisr@...>
      Subject: [TOI-Billboard] TO FREEZE OR NOT TO FREEZE -- OR BURN
      To: otherisr@...
      Date: Wednesday, 3 June, 2009, 2:43 AM


      To freeze or not to freeze -- or burn

      The Other Israel  printed issue  
      May issue is out 
      selected articles online
      Here follow the  June 2, 2009 press picks on Occupation Magazine. Today TOI-staff posted new articles. OM is updated each day of the week by different editors. For earlier articles use the powerfull search function & view the sections.

       Israel and U.S. Can’t Close Split on Settlements
      Isabel Kershner - NYT - According to the newly disclosed data, about 58,800 housing units have been built with government approval in the West Bank settlements over the past 40 years. An additional 46,500 have already obtained Defense Ministry approval within the existing master plans, awaiting nothing more than a government decision to build.  http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=33757
       [The settlers`] Yesha Council: US using political terror against Israel
      Efrat Weiss - Ynet - If Israel will not refuse to freeze the settlements this "will snowball and then we won`t be able to stop (Obama) on the division of Jerusalem either," according to the settlers` "Yesha Council" chairman Danny Dayan.
       Report by Hebron Youth Against Settlements from May 10 -- May 23 2009
      Issa Amro & Badia Dwaik - On the Lag Ba’omer holyday settlers had their bonfire on Palestinian land in Tell-Rumeida, the wood they had stolen from Palestinians and Palestinian children were attacked by them
       Obama lectures Israel on tough love; U.S. denies it will stop U.N.. support for Israel
      The Media Line - (...) While denying the U.N. veto threat, the administration nevertheless got the message across along with another message equally or more important: that the Obama administration would not necessarily adhere to promises its predecessor made to the Israelis.
       U.S. Weighs Tactics on Israeli Settlement
      Helene Cooper - NYT - The measures under discussion include stepping back from America’s near-uniform support for Israel in the United Nations if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel does not agree to a settlement freeze, administration officials said.
       News from Palestine (IMEMC)
       Obama: U.S. will be `honest` with Israel on settlements
      Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya - Haaretz - "The Israelis want us to commit to oral understandings we have never heard about, but at the same time they are not willing to commit to written agreements their government has signed, like the road map and commitment to the two-state solution." 
       Yes, freeze settlements
      Haaretz Editorial - "Netanyahu wants to get something for nothing. He remains steadfast in his opposition to a Palestinian state, and also wants to expand the settlements"
       The Committee for Solidarity with Samieh Jabbarin - Petition
       Palestinians injured by veiled settlers
      Ali Waked - YNET - Dozens of settlers hurl stones at Palestinian vehicles near West Bank settlements of Kedumim, Karnei Shomron early Monday. Palestinians report four drivers wounded after being assaulted. Police: One person lightly hurt; no suspects arrested

      Earlier recommended articles
       Stephen Zunes: Defending Israeli war crimes 
       Uri Avnery: "Racists for Democracy" 
       :J Street: Tell Obama: Freeze means Freeze
       Peter Baumont: Death and devastation in Gaza neatly filed and documented 
       Rachel Shabi: Israel should remember Nakba day : Trying to erase Palestinian history by banning Nakba day would not strengthen Israel but undermine it 

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