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Updates on the return to Cypus and Jeff Halper

Date : 08-28-08

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Ship of hope
Al-Ahram Weekly – Cairo,Egypt
As Adel stood in line to shake hands with Professor Jeff Halper, the
only Israeli on board the Free Gaza Ship, he said: "I want to express
my personal …

Tributes: Abie Nathan – from right to left
Jerusalem Post – Israel
"I feel that I am following in his footsteps," said Jeff Halper, an
Israeli professor who was on board one of the two boats that sailed
into Gaza port last …

Free Gaza boats leaving with Palestinians on board
Palestine News Network – Palestinian Territories
Jeff Halper, an Israeli who was arrested while leaving the Strip
through that same northern crossing, was arraigned and released
Thursday morning. …

Free Gaza boats depart, transporting stranded Palestinians
Institute for Middle East Understanding – Oakland,CA,USA
A Jewish Israeli activist, Jeff Halper, was arrested on Tuesday after
entering Israel through the same crossing. The 44 activists sailed to
Gaza on Saturday …

Activist ships depart Gaza for Cyprus
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Jeff Halper, the Israeli participant in the Gaza Free Movement boat
voyage, was released on bail on Wednesday, a day after being arrested
in Sderot for …

Boats that defied Israeli blockade sail to Cyprus (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
Another who did not make the trip was Jeff Halper, a dual US-Israeli
citizen who was arrested when he returned to Israel on Tuesday and
released on bail …

Gaza blockade protesters set sail back to Cyprus
Jeff Halper, the only Israeli in the group, returned to Israel on
Tuesday and was promptly detained by police who held him for about 24
hours for entering …

Gaza blockade protesters to set sail back to Cyprus
US-born Jeff Halper said he was accused of violating a military order
that generally bans Israelis from entering Gaza, which has been ruled
since June 2007 …

Israeli activist detained, then released, for taking part in ‘Free …
International Middle East Media Center – Beit Sahour,West
Bank,Palestinian Territories
After being held overnight in Ashkelon Prison, Israeli peace activist
Jeff Halper was released Wednesday. While the 44 international
activists on the two …

Ship of fools
Jerusalem Post – Israel
ICAHD’s director, Jeff Halper has been one of Free Gaza’s leading
spokesmen. WORRYINGLY, SEVERAL European governments are hoodwinked by
the "humanitarian" …

Google Blogs Alert for: Jeff Halper

Ynet: Israeli who sailed to Gaza released
By ISM Media Group
Prof Jeff Halper, the only Israeli on board two ships that attempted
to break an Israeli naval blockade on Gaza last week, was released
after being detained Tuesday by police. By Shmulik Hadad. To view
original article, published by …
International Solidarity Movement –

The Face of Jewish Hate
By Richard Silverstein
My coverage of Jeff Halper’s travails with the Israeli justice
system has brought out of the miasma just such a “human being.” He
calls himself Yoni Brukirer and this is what this fine specimen of a
Jew (ultra-Orthodox natch) and …
Tikun Olam-תקון עולם:… –

Halper Released, Faces Indictment for Gaza Civil Disobedience
By Richard Silverstein

Breaking habitats, building resistance
By John Hilley(John Hilley)
Jeff Halper, the group’s leading Israeli activist is unequivocal in
describing Israel’s actions as "apartheid" and calling for a
concerted campaign to break its system of discrimination:. "This,
then, is a call for a global …
Zenpolitics –

Boats with Palestinians defy Israeli Gaza blockade
Another who did not make the trip was Jeff Halper, a dual US-Israeli
citizen who was arrested when he returned to Israel on Tuesday and
released on bail Wednesday. Israelis are banned from entering Gaza
and from contacting Hamas, …
World | AP | Huffington Post Wires –




WP: Boats Depart Gaza After Aid Delivery

Linda Gradstein Date : 08-29-08







FREE GAZA MOVEMENT announces the arrival at 20:30 (10:30am PDT),
Friday 29 August, 2008 of the FREE GAZA and LIBERTY vessels, in
Larnaca Harbour, returning from Gaza, and a successful end to this
first of such missions.

The historic return voyage represents the first time since 1967 that
Palestinians have been able freely to enter and leave their country.
The Free Gaza Movement will mark this historic moment with a
reception at Larnaca Harbour , as will Palestinians in Gaza , as both
boats return safely from Gazan and international waters after a calm
and uneventful crossing.

Organiser Paul Larudee: “This endeavour has been a huge success, far
more significant and wide-reaching than anyone ever dreamt it could
be. It has had obvious beneficial effects on the Palestinian people,
but also on Israel . In fairness, credit must go where credit is due
— despite threats or obstacles, a responsible decision was made by
Israeli authorities not to interfere with our mission and this is a
model for the future."

As reported by the world press, news has travelled worldwide of the
Free Gaza Movement. Supportive messages have come in, including from
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the OPT, Richard Falk, who

“The landing of two wooden boats carrying 46 human rights activists
in Gaza is an important symbolic victory. This non-violent initiative
of the Free Gaza Movement focused attention around the world on the
stark reality that the 1.5 million residents of Gaza have endured a
punitive siege for more than a year. This siege is a form of
collective punishment that constitutes a massive violation of Article
33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. The siege, the coastal blockade,
and overflights by Israeli aircraft all bear witness to the fact that
despite Israel’s claimed ‘disengagement’ in 2005, these
realities on the ground establish that Gaza remains under Israeli
occupation, and as a result Israel remains legally responsible for
protecting the human rights of its civilian population. By severely
restricting the entry of food, fuel, and medicine the economic and
social rights of the people of Gaza have been systematically
violated. There is widespread deafness among the people of Gaza that
is blamed on the frequent sonic booms produced by over-flying Israeli
military aircraft. For this reason the peace boats brought 200
hearing aids to Gaza.”

Mr. Falk strongly urged the international community to take action to
uphold human rights in the Gaza Strip.

“Above all, what is being tested is whether the imaginative
engagement of dedicated private citizens can influence the struggle
of a beleaguered people for basic human rights, and whether their
courage and commitment can awaken the conscience of humanity to an
unfolding tragedy.”

Or, in the words of Palestinian voyager, Musheir El-Farra, originally
born and raised in Khan Younis in Gaza but currently living in
Sheffield , UK :

“For the first time in my life, I went to Gaza without being
humiliated, without having to ask Israel for permission. We did it.
We finally did it. And now others must join us and do it as well.”

For more information, please contact:
Cyprus: Greta Berlin: +357-9908 1767 –
Cyprus : Osama Qashoo: +357-9779 3595 –
Jerusalem: Angela Godfrey-Goldstein: +972-547366393



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