The case of Palestinian doctors from East Jerusalem, who the Israeli Health Ministry and Council for Higher Education have prevented from working, presents Israel with a question: Are Palestinian institutions foreign or domestic? The Jerusalem District Court this week ordered the Israeli Health Ministry to stop playing politics with the professional futures of 55 Palestinian doctors and to allow them to practice medicine in Israel. Why were the medical school graduates of Al-Quds University denied the opportunity to work in Israeli hospitals in the first place? The Health Ministry refused to allow them to take medical certification exams because Israel’s…Read More... | 17 Comments
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The presence of Israeli security forces around Al Quds University in Abu Dis has led to clashes with students twice in the past week. Israeli forces, who have used rubber-coated bullets and tear gas, are trying to provoke the students, the university's executive vice president claims. Yesterday, while I was teaching my 9:30 a.m. composition class at Al Quds University in Abu Dis, I heard the crack of rubber-coated bullets being fired outside. A few of my students jumped in their seats. Eyes wide, they looked at me for a cue. I continued teaching, although I saw students running past…Read More... | 12 Comments
Rushdi Tamimi, 31, was shot by Israeli soldiers during a protest in Nabi Saleh on Saturday; he died today in a Ramallah hospital. 22-year-old Hamdi Falah died today after being shot four times by soldiers at a Hebron protest. In the past several days, Israeli forces have violently repressed demonstrations in East Jerusalem and the West Bank against the army's 'Operation Pillar of Defense.' Abir Kopty of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee reported that protests held on Saturday and Sunday at Nabi Saleh, Ofer Military Prison, Hebron, Nablus, Jenin, and Bethlehem were put down through the use of tear gas, rubber…Read More... | 14 Comments
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Some 5,000 in central Tel Aviv protesting the #Gaza war; at least one rightist counter-protester arrested http://t.co/qsyjXVvm91
RT @NoaYachot: Thousands are in Tel Aviv protesting the Gaza war. In this photo by @activestills, candles spell out an apology. http://t.co…
Some 200 rightist protesters trying to reach Tel Aviv anti-war demo; large police presence keeping sides separate. http://t.co/qsyjXVvm91
RT @activestills: NOW #TelAviv: Over 2K Israelis protesting against #GazaUnderAttack calling on Israeli government to stop the attack http:…
RT @nsheizaf: Lighting candles next to pictures of Palestinians killed in #gaza , during anti war protest in tel aviv now http://t.co/Qf4OO…
NOW: 1000s in Tel Aviv protest Gaza war. Photo: Israelis light candles to commemorate victims. (by @activestills) http://t.co/dT0PII5Fuq
Protesters start to gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against the Gaza war. http://t.co/09GuqEaxUy