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March 5, 2009

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The cultural boycott has arrived to New York! Read below:

Group to protest Israel troupe’s N.Y. show with dance of its own: Ha’aretz

Protesters in New York were set on Thursday evening to demonstrate against an upcoming performance by the Israeli Bat Sheva dance company with a dance of their own.

The dance protest, titled Freedom Dabke vs. Batsheva Dance Company (after the traditional Eastern Mediterranean folk dance), will also feature anti-Apartheid songs, and a performance by the hip-hop artist Invincible. It was to be staged as part of a bid by pro-Palestinian groups to rally support for a boycott of the Israeli dance troupe’s show at Brooklyn’s Howard Gilman Opera House. Far-left organizations this week plan to mark the “Israeli Apartheid Week” in 42 cities worldwide, and some groups have called for the protest against the performance, despite artistic director Ohad Naharin’s identification with Israel’s left and criticism of Israeli policy regarding Palestinians. Protest organizers explained that Bat Sheva is highly regarded in Israel and receives state funding, serving as an ambassador of goodwill for Israel abroad, and some dancers even serve in reserve military duty.  “New York residents should know the money they pay for tickets will go indirectly to support war crimes and to whitewash Israel’s image,” one organizer said.

Rocket hits synagogue in Netivot; IAF bombs Gaza tunnels

Palestinian militants on Thursday evening fired a Grad rocket that struck a synagogue in the southern town of Netivot, causing light damage to the building. The Israel Air Force retaliated shortly after the attack, striking four smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip, the army said.
No one was wounded in the rocket attack on Netivot. Earlier Thursday, an Israel Air Force strike on the Gaza Strip killed three members of the militant Islamic Jihad, according to medical sources. In a statement issued after the strike on the tunnels, the Israel Defense Forces said: “As the sole authority in the Gaza Strip, Hamas bears full responsibility for all terror originating within its area of control. The IDF will continue to respond to any attempts to destabilize Israel’s South.”
Palestinian militants also launched a barrage of Qassam rockets and mortar rounds into Israel on Thursday.

Proposal in Congress: No Gilad Shalit, no Gaza aid: Ha’aretz

WASHINGTON – A new initiative by members of the United States Congress seeks to condition the transfer of the $900 million for the Palestinians on an end to rocket fire on Israel from Gaza, and the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged the $900 million during a conference in Egypt this week to raise money for Gaza reconstruction, in the wake of Israel’s three-week offensive aimed at halting rocket fire on its southern communities. Shalit has been held captive in Gaza since June 2006, when he was snatched from his army base in a cross-border raid from Gaza.The proposal followed a meeting on Capitol Hill between Noam Badin, the director of the communications center in Qassam-battered Sderot and several members of Congress and their advisors. After the meeting, Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada drafted a petition to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which demanded that the financial aid be delayed for as long as the rocket fire continues and Shalit remains in captivity.

Hamas: Bulldozer attack ‘natural response’ to Israeli aggression: Ha’aretz

Hamas on Thursday praised a bulldozer attack in Jerusalem earlier in the day, calling it the “natural response” to Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes in Arab East Jerusalem and to Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip.
“The operation in Jerusalem was a natural response to aggression against our people. The Zionist enemy should realize that they alone bear the responsibility for displacing our people in Jerusalem and for the killings in Gaza and the West Bank,” said Mushir al-Masri, a senior Hamas official. Riyad al-Malki, information minister for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Western-backed government, described the attack as a “traffic accident”, and called for an investigation into why the driver had been shot.

Jerusalem mayor rejects Clinton’s criticism of house demolitions: Ha’aretz

Jerusalem’s new mayor said Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was ill-informed when she criticized the demolition of Arab houses in this hotly disputed city, insisting the practice was about law and order, not politics.  In a visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, Clinton called Israel’s demolition of the illegally built Palestinian homes unhelpful and in violation of a U.S.-backed peace plan. Nir Barkat countered that Jerusalem was a victim of a double standard and a campaign of Palestinian disinformation.

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