Wikimania 2011 sponsored by Israel government company that develops East Jerusalem http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/jerusalem/3688-wikimania-2011-sponsored-by-israeli-government-company-that-develops-east-jerusalem
EJDC projects, including settlements, conservation areas and new â€œheritageâ€� sites, have been sprouting up steadily across East Jerusalem. Palestinian residents in Silwan, for example, are under direct threat from the excavation of the â€œCity of Davidâ€�, while the Jerusalem Municipality has issued plans to convert much of the Wadi Hilweh and Al-Bustan neighbourhoods into a settler-run archaeological park. To support this plan, Palestinians are evacuated from their homes, denied building permits, and demolition orders are often issued through the municipality on tenuous licensing pretenses.
Italian photographer captures suffering of Palestinian female prisoners, tells true story to the world / Falastine Al-Remawi http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=16583
Italian photographer Venturo Formicone Wednesday inaugurated his photographic exhibition 'Suspended Lives' in Ramallah, which supports and gives voice to Palestinian female ex-prisoners and prisoners in Israeli prisons, shedding light on the human rights violations they have been subjected to ... "When I presented these photographs in Madrid last February, I saw people stop, check each photo and read the story, which is a way to support Palestinians. The Spanish government funded this work and that also shows support to the Palestinian issue. Each photo says I am a former prisoner, I am a human being,"he added.
IDF has no way of stopping mass non-violent protest in West Bank http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-has-no-way-of-stopping-mass-non-violent-protest-in-west-bank-1.370322
As September draws nearer, the Israel Defense Forces has been conducting drills in order to contend with the possibility of a mass civilian uprising in the West Bank in the wake of the Palestinian bid to seek unilateral recognition in the United Nations. "A non-violent protest of 4,000 people or more, even if they only march to a checkpoint or a settlement, and especially if the Palestinian police does not deter them, will be unstoppable," one IDF officer claims. "Such a great number of determined people cannot be stopped by tear gas and rubber bullets."