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Jul 31, 2005 at 12:00 AM

To: Palestinian territories and Golan Height Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI)

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Canada Palestine Support Network (CanPalNet) I am writing to add our name as an endorser of your statement. The three objectives which you outline in your statement also are our objectives. The steps you encourage us to undertake to achieve these objectives make sense. We shall work to the best of our capacities, in coordination with others in Canada, to generate, reinforce and expand initiatives for boycott, sanctions and divestment.

Sincerely,
Mordecai Briemberg
CanPalNet (http://www.canpalnet.ca//)


Bethlehem, 14 July 2005

Dear Partners, friends and Supporters all over the globe;

On the behalf many the Palestinian Civil Society organizations (see attached call with list of Palestinian organizations), I am sending the attached call to the our supporters and partners in international community requesting a compressive boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel.

Today the Israeli colonialist and racist entity is escalating its oppressive and inhuman systemic policies and measures against the whole Palestinian people every where. Israel, protected by the USA and its allies, is becoming a dangerous state acts above the law and seems to get way with its crimes and violation of the international legitimacy and human rights principles. The late construction of the colonial separation wall around the Palestinians populated areas is a best example of the Israeli racism. The wall is designed and constructed in intentions to put the Palestinian population inside ghettos, not only separates Palestinians from Israelis, but also isolated Palestinians from each others and their land. The illegal building of the Zionist colonies and Jewish-only-roads, on the land taken by force from the Palestinian farmers in West Bank, added to the daily suffering and sense of injustice among the Palestinians citizens, reinforcing, at the same time,a racist discriminatory and the racial superiority of the Israeli settlers.

The Israeli occupation and the daily humiliation and aggression continues to touch every single Palestinian citizens in every aspect of our daily life.

Using the occasion of one year on the ICJ decision of considering the wall as illegal, and refusal the state of Israel to comply with the court decisions, a wide sector of the Palestinian Civil Society organizations including NGOs, Professional associations, political parties, women organizations and and refugee committees — from inside and outside Palestine — have launched a collective call to the international community requesting compressive boycott - Divest and sanctions on Israel. While, we are certain of your support to our struggle against the oppression, occupation and racism, we seek your endorsement of this call. Whenever possible organize boycott campaigns— including economic, cultural, academic, sport, social boycott— in your respective societies as well as making pressure on governments to halt their cooperation with the state of Israel until its complete withdrawal from the Occupied Palestinian territories, and the compliance with the international legitimacy and laws.

In Solidarity

Hanan Aruri
Palestinian territories and Golan Height Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI)
Palestine

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Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv
Friday March 9, 2007
The Guardian

Preparations for Israel's war in Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, has admitted.

His submission to a commission of inquiry, leaked yesterday, contradicted the impression at the time that Israel was provoked into a battle for which it was ill-prepared. Mr Olmert told the Winograd commission, a panel of judges charged with investigating Israel's perceived defeat in the 34-day war, that he first discussed the possibility of war in January and asked to see military plans in March.

According to the Ha'aretz daily, which obtained details of Mr Olmert's testimony, the prime minister chose a plan featuring air attacks on Lebanon and a limited ground operation that would be implemented following a Hizbullah abduction. Hizbullah had made several attempts to capture Israeli soldiers on the border since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli commentators believed that Mr Olmert and Amir Peretz, the defence minister, took the opportunity of the kidnapping to show they could manage a war in spite of their limited military experience. But the outcome of the war seemed to highlight their lack of experience and also deficiencies in Israel's military planning.

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