FOR GAZA DRIVE- A students organizations’ iniative to raise fund and awareness not only in response to the recent siege in GAZA but as well as to mantain proactive support for peace, humanity and liberty for the country Palestine.
ALL OF US- GAZA
ALL OF US- PALESTINE
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Amnesty International, the human rights group, has called for a global arms embargo on Israel over its conduct during the war on Gaza.
The group on Monday called for the UN Security Council to impose the embargo until mechanisms were in place to ensure that military equipment supplied by other countries, particularly the US, was not used to violate international law.
“Israeli forces used white phosphorus and other weapons supplied by the USA to carry out serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes,” Donatella Rovera, who led the Amnesty’s investigation in Gaza, said.
“Their attacks resulted in the death of hundreds of children and other civilians, and massive destruction of homes and infrastructure.”
Job: Researcher, Amnesty International (AI)
- Employer: Amnesty International (AI)
- Posted: 09 Feb 2009
- Reference: MENA/09/01
- Contact: Melanie Morrison
- Location: Central London
- Sector: Social justice
- Contract: Contract
- Hours: Full Time
- Position: Researcher
- Salary: £37,577
Researcher – Special Focus on Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority (12 month fixed term contract)Amnesty International needs a temporary (one-year) researcher at its International Secretariat to lead its research and campaigning work on Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority. Working as part of the East Mediterranean Team, you will monitor, investigate and analyse the human rights situation in these countries, in the context of political, social, economic and legal developments.
You will need proven research experience, specialist knowledge and preferably first-hand experience of the countries in your brief, an in-depth understanding of key human rights concerns and sound political judgement. You should also have experience of conducting research interviews, and producing reports and other written material to deadlines. You will need to show impartiality and an ability to think strategically. You should have experience in working as part of a team and the ability to liaise effectively with other organizations and to represent AI to governments and the media. You will need to be fluent in English and have a good working knowledge of spoken and written Arabic; knowledge of Hebrew is desirable.
Assalamualaikum.(May peace and blessings be upon you)
The RCSI Islamic Society and the ‘Humanitarian Fund For GAZA’ drive would like to thank all of you for your help and support for the Charity Bazaar and Jumble Sale particularly Putraventure Ltd, and all partcipants and donors.
A ballpark amount of 1030.35 has been collected in just 5 hours and will be on its way to Humanitarian Efforts in Gaza through Islamic Relief.
Second hand stuffs, foods, drinks, books and clothes stall were open and most people came, grabbing a thing or two and then donating- most donated claiming to be very overwhelmed by the amount of stuffs people donated and the effort made by the students.
However, due to lack of storing space, the committee have to give the extra materials (particularly the colthes) to Dublin City University (DCU) Islamic Society to continue on the effort.
DCU will be organizing RAG week in which societies in DCU will be doing fundraising events in aid of the DCU Annual Fund (providing funding for Access students), Bodywhys (raising awaresness of Ethiopia). So we feel that it would be a good idea for DCU ISOC to be taking the extra materials we get from the Charity Bazaar for that.), and Youth Release (helping disadvantaged kids in
The hasbara brigade strikes again! You always hear about Israeli attempts at media manipulation. Everyone knows it’s going on but usually the process happens through cyber insurgents like those involved with Giyus (and its media monitoring software, Megaphone). Now, we know that the Israeli foreign ministry itself is orchestrating propaganda efforts designed to flood news websites with pro-Israel arguments and information. Read the rest of this entry »
With English Translation
Fair Use Policy, Source: World Economic Forum
The Turkish prime minister, Mr. Erdogan, stormed out of a heated debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos after slamming the position of Israeli President, Mr. Shimon Peres, over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked out of the televised debate on Thursday, after the moderator refused to allow him to rebut the Israeli president’s justification about the war that left about 1,300 Gazans dead.
Before storming out, Erdogan told Shimon Peres, the Israeli president: “You are killing people.”
Peres told Erdogan during the heated panel discussion that he would have acted in the same manner if rockets had been falling on Istanbul.
Moderator David Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, then told Erdogan that he had “only a minute” to respond to a lengthy monologe by Pires.
Erdogan said: “I find it very sad that people applaud what you said. There have been many people killed. And I think that it is very wrong and it is not humanitarian.”
Ignatius twice attempted to finish the debate, saying, “We really do need to get people to dinner.”
Erdogan then said: “Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I don’t think I will come back to Davos after this.”
THE WHOLE FORUM
Gaza: The Case for Middle East Peace
The uncertainty and complexity surrounding the crisis in Gaza have captured the attention of the world.
What needs to be done to prevent the Middle East peace process from slipping away yet again?
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey
Amre Moussa, Secretary-General, League of Arab States, Cairo
Shimon Peres, President of Israel
David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post, USA
Gaza: Humanitarian situation
Aid agencies are battling to meet the urgent needs of tens and thousands of displaced, homeless and injured people in Gaza, as well as to get damaged water, power and sewage infrastructure back even to their ailing pre-war levels.
The UN has appealed for $613m for the initial recovery phase, but has estimated that long term reconstruction will run into the billions.
Two separate Palestinian surveys have put the cost of the damage just under $2bn.
One said it would take three to five years to rebuild even under normal conditions – never mind with the continued Israeli blockade which stops all but humanitarian basics entering the strip.
As well as killing more than 1,300, and leaving 5,300 injured, according to Palestinian figures, the UN says that the Israeli operation left two-thirds of Gaza’s 1.5m residents without power, a third without running water and medical facilities overwhelmed and lacking basic supplies.
Even before the fighting, most Gazans lived a precarious existence, with half the population dependent on UN food aid and the economy at a virtual standstill. Israeli and international human rights groups also accuse Israel of using closures in the month before the assault to further drain supplies of food and fuel in Gaza.
Israel has stressed that it is working to speed the flow of aid into Gaza, and while more truckloads of supplies have entered Gaza than in the weeks preceding the operation, aid agencies say they are far from enough – and all border crossings must be opened if Gaza is to recover.
Israel tightened its blockade of the Hamas-controlled territory in November after rocket attacks by militants. Read the rest of this entry »