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Jan 14, 2011 at 02:44 PM

The Itisapartheid Collective (www.itisapartheid.org ) and Stop the Wall (www.stopthewall.org ) want to announce the winner of the Israeli Apartheid Video Contest. 

  • Expert Panel Prize for $300:   Road Map to Apartheid
  • Palestinian Popular Jury Prize for $300:  Confronting the Wall (there were showings and voting in the West Bank and Gaza)
  • Global Jury Prize for $300:  Ali Wall (from internet voting) Overall Prize $500:  Road Map to Apartheid

You can see the films on our website http://www.itisapartheid.tv. We hope you can
announce the winners on your websites, list serves and on Facebook.

Below are the links.

You can easily get the html code and embed the films on your website by going to the youtube site and clicking “embed” below the video.

The films are starting the travel the planet, there have been showing in the
Mideast, Australia, Canada, the USA and there are plans to show them in 5
countries in Europe. We hope you can help them on their journey  and help
tell the story of Israeli Apartheid.

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For those who hoped for a just verdict on the death of Rachel Corrie, the American student and ISM activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003 as she was defending a Palestinian home about to be demolished, this is a sad day. Not surprising, but still sad and bitter. The judge who decided the case, Oded Gershon, absolved the army of all blame, despite massive and internally contradictory testimony to the contrary. Moreover, he essentially blamed Rachel for her own death, commenting that a “normal person” would have run away from the bulldozer rather than confront it.

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