The News From Israel
Thousands of Students 'Evicted' in Pro-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
"If you do not vacate the premises by 13 DEC 6PM, we reserve the right to demolish your premises without delay."--Flyers put under doors of dorm rooms of students at University of Michigan in faux protest against Israeli demolitions of Palestinian and Bedouin homes.
- Palestinian man attacked, stabbed by Israelis in West Jerusalem - Mohammad Marwan Oweis, 20, was stabbed on his way home from work and when he tried to defend himself nine Israelis described as "religious" attacked him with a club, hitting him over the head and body. (Maan)
- In West Bank, Arab home faces demolition while Jewish ones get stamp of approval - Defense Ministry changes housing regulation according to whether the houses belong to Jews or Palestinians. (Haaretz+)
- Peretz: New Labor leader makes Hatnua-Labor unity possible - Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni previously called for unity to 'counterbalance the alliance between Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi.' (Haaretz+)
- "The next war could start by surprise" - According to the Commander of the Home Front Command, the battle will open with fire on the home front that will continue until the end. "The whole country is exposed to missiles and there are no areas not vulnerable," said General Eyal Eisenberg at the Kinneret Conference Wednesday. (NRG Hebrew)
- Edelstein: Most countries didn't send prime ministers to Mandela memorial - South African official appreciated the Israeli delegation of MKs, insists the Knesset speaker. Following the ceremony, the six-MK delegation meets with the heads of South African Jewish leaders. (Israel Hayom)
- Audit: EU pays Palestinians in Gaza to not work - EU should stop paying salaries of Fatah civil servants in Gaza, EU auditors said after learning that majority have stopped working since Hamas violently took control of Strip in 2006. Auditors further call for 'overhaul' of current EU aid. (Agencies, Ynet)
- Azmi Bishara's comeback: a mediator between Hamas and Fatah - Six years after fleeing the country when suspected of aiding Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War, former Balad party leader is involved in the reconciliation talks in Qatar. [Note: Bishara has severe diabetes and did not feel he was healthy enough to endure sitting in jail while a years-long trial ensued. - OH] (Maariv, p. 1/NRG Hebrew)
- Thousands of students 'evicted' in pro-Palestine solidarity campaign - Thousands of University of Michigan students woke up Tuesday morning to faux eviction notices slipped underneath their dorm room doors. The mock eviction was orchestrated by the student organization Students Allied for Freedom and Equality to raise awareness about the actual Israeli-directed evictions that are carried out on a regular basis in the Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem, in addition to the Negev. (Maan)
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