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2013-07-31 08:24:54

Legal, ethical economic cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis exists in companies like Naked Sea Salt, a joint venture in compliance with new EU directive on product labeling in West Bank and East Jerusalem. TEL AVIV, Israel, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU's recent move to develop guidelines for labeling settlement goods highlights the important role in regional cooperation already played by directive-compliant companies like Naked Sea Salt, which operates as a...

2013-01-31 12:25:09

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy Award®-nominated documentary feature 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, co-directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, returns to theaters in select cities by popular demand. The film is also available on DVD, Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Amazon and VOD outlets making it the most widely available of all the films nominated in the Documentary Feature category of the 85th Academy Awards®. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-07-10 14:21:30

NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of OneVoice activists assembled outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Tel Aviv's Kiriya Complex on Tuesday to protest against an Israeli government-appointed committee's report, which recommended legalizing the majority of West Bank outposts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120710/DC38238) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120428/DC96873LOGO-b) Wearing blindfolds, OneVoice Israeli activists warned...

2012-01-11 13:56:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As talks in Amman, Jordan continue, Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East ("Fair Witness") urges Israel and the Palestinian Authority to summon historic political courage and take the steps that are necessary to return to direct peace talks and the successful negotiation of a final status peace agreement. On the Israeli side this would include freezing settlement construction on the West Bank. "The status quo is not neutral,"...

2011-09-05 10:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC expressed support for the Israeli government's move today to begin demolishing homes in the illegal West Bank settlement Migron. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "To his credit, Prime Minister Netanyahu is doing exactly what he should be doing in a country that cherishes the rule of law -- carrying out the Israeli Supreme Court decision that Migron is illegal and must be dismantled," said AJC Executive...

2009-12-14 05:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East questions the Churches for Middle East Peace ("CMEP") website posting on Israel's settlement freeze. Fair Witness previously issued a press release (Dec. 8) questioning CMEP's failure to discuss Israel's 10-month freeze on West Bank settlement construction. Shortly afterwards CMEP posted a Bulletin on the front page of its website which included a feature on the freeze entitled "Temporary...

2009-11-18 06:51:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East is disturbed to see America magazine continue its pattern of omitting critical facts while reporting about recent evictions in East Jerusalem. America editor Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. complains about the eviction of Sharihan Hannoun's family from their home in East Jerusalem. According to Fr. Christiansen "Jewish settlers" have been "grabbing Palestinian land" in the Hannoun's neighborhood "with...

2009-06-22 18:17:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC today issued the following response to the New York Times op-ed, "Fictions on the Ground," by NYU academic Tony Judt: Tony Judt argues that "Israel is drunk on settlements" and corrupted by an "illegal occupation," and that the United States should punish Israel as a result. In reality, Tony Judt is just drunk on anti-Zionism. The creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel is the only way forward for both peoples. AJC has supported...

2009-01-26 14:21:00

'60 Minutes' shows expanding settlements, evictions, humiliating checkpoints, 'Apartheid' roads and wall, families imprisoned in their own homes WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today thanked CBS for last night's "60 Minutes" program that outlined in detail the injustices suffered by the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israelis. The 13-minute report by journalist Bob Simon showed the damage to the cause of peace caused by...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website ["Jordan Rejects Any Unilateral Measures Threaten the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque" - Petra News Agency Headline] New York, Sep.26 (Petra) - Jordan's efforts in coordination with the Arab side yielded fruit to put the Israeli settlement activity in the Palestinian territories as well as the excavations at the Mugrabi Gate for discussion in the meetings of the Security Council held on Friday [26 September]. The meeting was...