First of all, an apology. Last night I sent duplicates in items 3 and 4 rather than separate pieces. Am including the missing piece below.
The second item of the three below is the one that was not sent yesterday.
The third item is about Israel’s plans for the upcoming flotilla. Of course it will stop the boats! But they will keep coming until they break the blockade. Israel knows only the use of force. This is worrisome not just for the flotillas and the activists on them, but also for Sunday, June 5th, when Palestinian refugees from Lebanon, Syria, and perhaps other countries, as well as from the West Bank and possibly Gaza will once again march to Israel’s borders (where these exist) and boundaries (where there are no borders). Unarmed refugees opposite highly armed Israeli soldiers and border police do not bode well for Sunday. Let’s hope deeply that the worst will not happen. Please not.
The 1st item is ‘Today in Palestine.’ This particular compilation has some very important items—the first, for instance, relates that Israel intends to Judaize names of streets and neighborhoods in Jerusalem. There is also an item on Israel’s plans for its Bedouin in the Negev. This is not the plan that was reported in tonight’s TV news, which said that Israel plans to build the Bedouin cities (or city?) and ‘encourage’ (read ‘force’) the Bedouins to give up their farming and husbanding days and live in confinement in small apartments, with no work and no land.
Do please read at least the summaries in this compilation.