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Film review: Kindness as vengeance in “Heart of Jenin” (IE)

090423-murphy Ismail Khatib in Heart of Jenin.
After his young son Ahmad was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the Jenin refugee camp in 2005, Ismail Khatib was propositioned by the Israeli doctor treating his son: would Ismail wish that his son Ahmad’s organs be donated to children (in Israel) who needed them? After some deliberation — including consulting his wife, the leader of an armed resistance group in the camp, as well as an Islamic authority — Ismail agreed to have his son’s organs donated.
Read The Rest Here (Electronic Intifada)
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada, 23 April 2009

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Break the Seige on Gaza Coalition- Up Coming Actions…

BREAK THE SIEGE ON GAZA COALITION
WWW.BSG-NY.ORG
Upcoming Actions:

TONIGHT, Friday January 16: 7pm Poets For Gaza Fundraiser: Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South.

Monday January 19, 2009: 10 AM Rally & Gathering At UN Plaza 47th St & 1st Ave

MONDAY JANUARY 19: 4:30 PM VIGIL & MARCH IN HONOR OF MLK FOR GAZA, LED BY WOMEN & CHILDREN ALL ARE ASKED TO JOIN & SUPPORT–Location changed to UNION SQUARE!!!

FRIDAY JAN. 23, 2009: COMMUNITY TOWN HALL: FOLLOW UP & BUILD MASS GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT FOR PALESTINE: mother’s committee, grocer’s union, students, street action, Civil Liberties committee and MORE. Bath Ave Youth Center 1933 Bath Ave BK NY D TRAIN to 20th Ave

The Following is organized by BSG (Awda-NY, MAS-NY & NJ, AMAF, IAC, Salam Church) & endorsed by: NYCLAW, National Lawyers Guild-NY, BAYAN, New Jersey Solidarity, and many more…keep moving & stay visible for Gaza.
LOCATION CHANGED TO UNION SQUARE ENDING AT WASHINGTON SQUARE
VIGIL & MARCH FOR JUSTICE IN GAZA
Led By Women & Children
WE ASK FOR YOUR SOLIDARITY & SUPPORT

NEW YORK Joins National Days of Action in Honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stop Israel’s War Crimes Against the Palestinian People in Gaza

WHEN:Monday, January 19th, 20094:30 PM WHERE:UNION SQUARE PARK
QUIET Rally Followed By
March to WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

Stop the Killing of the Palestinian People!Stop the War and Siege on Gaza!End All U.S. Aid to Israel!
SUPPORT PALESTINIANS RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSERESTORE THE PALESTINIANS OF GAZA TO THEIR RIGHTFUL HOMES
End the Israeli Occupation of Palestine!

On Monday January 19th, 2009, people all across the United States will celebrate the life, legacy, and birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assssinated by a racist’s bullet on April 4th, 1968. Dr. King was one of the foremost leaders of the Black civil rights movement in this country, an organizer extraordinaire for peace and justice, and an eloquent orator who challenged racism, injustice, and oppression everywhere.

Approximately 1,100 Palestinians have been slaughtered since the Israeli Massacres of Gaza began 19 days ago, with over 4,600 injured and the Massacres by the Zionist Israeli State Continue Unabated as the world watches in silence & complicity.

The thousands and thousands of Black civil rights organizers and activists, with Dr. King as one of their representatives, were people of courageous action, many of whom gave their lives to the struggle for Black liberation, and they would not have stood idly by while this new war on the Palestinians is being waged.

Join the Break the Siege on Gaza Coalition, and our friends from all different communities in the peace and justice movement of greater New York & New Jersey and across the U.S. (confirmed cities for these nationally coordinated days of action already include Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Youngstown, OH–and others will be confirming soon), as we do justice to Dr. King’s memory, and the memories of others like him, by demanding an end to “Israel’s” massacre of the Palestinian people.


New Jersey Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
http://www.newjerseysolidarity.org/
info@newjerseysolidarity.org
973-954-2521

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Sick of the Media Lies About the Gaza Massacre? PROTEST!

Sick of the media lies about the Gaza Massacre?
Protest today and tomorrow in D.C., Chicago and San Francisco

As of this writing nearly 1,000 Palestinians have been needlessly killed and another 4,000 injured–all in less than 20 days. The war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation forces include the targeting of civilians, women and children, entire families, schools, mosques, medical aid workers, journalists and the entire infrastructure of Gaza. The IOF has also used outlawed chemical weapons against the population. Despite unanimous world-wide condemnation of the murderous and illegal invasion and siege of an already occupied people, every major news outlet in the U.S. is acting as apologists for the U.S.-supported Israeli massacre. As just one example of their biased reporting, the U.S. corporate media bias has not mentioned at all that this week the Israeli state banned two Arab parties from running in the upcoming elections.

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated in the last week to help pay for the expenses for the many mass demonstrations that took place on Jan. 10. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of individuals who came forward to donate. We must go forward. The war is deepening. The death toll is climbing. We will be in the streets again in the next few days. Please continue to show your generosity and commitment and make a donation today by clicking this link.

Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post refuses to cover the demonstrations of thousands of people protesting the massacre in Gaza. Many thousands of local residents, especially from the Arab-American and Muslim community, have demonstrated on Dec. 30, Jan. 2 and last weekend on Jan. 10 in a mass march in Washington, D.C. Not one article in the Washington Post about these demonstrations!

Everyone should bring at least one issue of the Washington Post—multiple copies if you can—to literally dump them on the Post’s doorstep as we denounce their biased pro-Israeli coverage of the massacre in Gaza and their complete whiteout of protest activities in the United States, including last Saturday’s march of tens of thousands of people.

Demonstrate
Fri, Jan 16, 4:00 pm
Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW (between L and M Sts.)
Metro to Farragut North or McPherson Square
Contact 202-544-3389 for more information

Chicago

Join us on the street in front of the ABC studio during their newscast on Friday, Jan. 16 at 5 pm. We will assemble in front of ABC news to demand an immediate end to the massacre in Gaza. We will also demand that the media report on the thousands of U.S.-supported Israeli war crimes that continue to be carried out against the people of Palestine.

Friday, Jan. 16 – 5 pm
ABC State Street Studio
190 N. Street (State and Lake)
For directions click here
For more info call 773-463-0311 or 773-951-2020
Initiated by American Muslims for Palestine and ANSWER Chicago. Endorsers welcome.

San Francisco

On the day after 10,000 people marched and rallied in San Francisco on January 10 to demand “Let Gaza Live,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported the demonstration had been just “more than 1,000 people.” In their January 10 edition, on the morning of the protest, the Chronicle publicized the pro-Israeli war counter-protest on the steps of City Hall, but failed to mention the “Let Gaza Live” anti-war demonstration.

Immediately after the march, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, the Chronicle’s website featured the march as its top story under the headline, “Thousands Protest in San Francisco.” By the time the Sunday paper was printed, however, the number of participants had been reduced to “more than 1,000.”

Despite being presented with irrefutable video and photo evidence (linked below) that they had massively undercounted the number of people participating in the march and rally, the Chronicle editors have declined to print a correction.

Protest Thursday, January 15, 5pm
S.F. Chronicle building
Corner of 5th and Mission Sts. in San Francisco. (One block from Powell St. BART).
Contact 415-821-6545 for more information

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WORLD WHERE ARE YOU! GAZA NEEDS YOUR HELP!



click this link to watch a video on a hospital treating those injured in gaza… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7812547.stm%5D

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Gaza Protests in your area

I am really sorry I have not posted anything about the Gaza issue yet.  I was away from a computer visiting family for 10 days.  Now that I am home, I will try to update everyone as much as possible.

Stop the Massacre of Palestinians!

Emergency Demonstrations Taking Place Daily

Scroll down for a list of demonstrations, updated frequently

The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, International Palestine Right to Return Coalition called for for Tuesday, December 30 to be a National Day of Action and are continuing to call for emergency demonstrations across the country to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.

In Washington, D.C.: On Friday, January 2, gather at 3:30 pm at the Israeli Embassy (3514 International Dr NW) and march to the Egyptian Embassy (3521 International Ct. NW). (Red Line Metro to UDC/Van Ness.)

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to info@answercoalition.org so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails. Please also submit reports and photos.

Learn more about the situation in Gaza

See an archive of recent actions

CALIFORNIA

Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, January 2
5:00 pm
Corner of Bristol & Anton  (South Coast Plaza entrance)
Contact: 714-956-5037

Los Angeles, CA
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd, LA (between Crescent Heights & San Vicente)
Friday’s action is initiated by Al-Awda. Other sponsoring organizations include ANSWER Coalition, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Arab Community Center of the Inland Empire, General Union of Palestinian Women, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Palestine Aid Society, Palestinian American Congress, International Action Center, Free Iraq Now, Orange County Friends of Palestine, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Women in Black, Middle East Fellowship of Southern California, Friends of Sabeel/Los Angeles, Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim American Society, Islamic Center of Hawthorne and others.
For more info call 213-251-1025 or e-mail answerla@answerla.org.

San Francisco, CA
Friday, January 2
2:30 pm
Powell and Market St. (Powell St. BART station)
Organized by activists in the Bay Area Arab community, allies and supporters of Palestine.
Co-Sponsors: Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Al-Awda – The Palestine Right of Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine, General Union of Palestine Students, Students for Justice in Palestine, National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, ANSWER Coalition, International Solidarity Movement
Contact: GazaAction@gmail.com

San José/Santa Clara, CA
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Gather on the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester Blvd (near the Valley Fair Mall)
Organized by South Bay Mobilization and San José Peace and Justice Center, and endorsed by the ANSWER Coalition – SF Bay Area
Contact: 408-297-2299

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C.
Friday, January 2
3:30 pm
Gather at the Israeli Embassy: 3514 International Dr NW
March to the Egyptian Embassy: 3521 International Ct. NW
(Red Line Metro to UDC/Van Ness)
Sponsoring organizations include the ANSWER Coalition, the Muslim American Society Freedom, and the National Council of Arab Americans
Contact: 202-544-3389 x14, dc@answercoalition.org

FLORIDA

Miami, FL
Sunday, January 4
1:00 PM
Israeli Consulate: 100 North Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Boulevard
Initiated by ANSWER FL and the South FL Palestinian Solidarity Network

Orlando, FL
Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
Orlando Fashion Square Mall (in front of Smokey Bones): 3309 East Colonial Dr

St. Petersburg
Saturday, January 3
7:30pm
2nd Avenue and 2nd Street, N (Downtown) 33701
Organized by St. Pete for Peace
Contact: info@stpeteforpeace.org

ILLINOIS

Chicago, IL
Friday, January 2
3:00 pm
Gather at Tribune Plaza: 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Contact: 773-463-0311, answer@chicagoanswer.net
   BUSES LEAVING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS TO FRIDAY’S RALLY
   Mosque Foundation- 7360 W 93rd St, Bridgeview, IL
   ICCI Mosque- 6435 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
   Islamic Foundation Mosque- 300 W Highridge, Villa Park, IL
   MCC- 4380 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
   Please email info@ampalestine.com or call (773) 951.2020 if you are interested!
Sponsored by (list in formation): American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Chicago, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion (CAMY), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper, International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago, Mosque Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Muslim Student Association (MSA)-University of Chicago, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Palestine Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP), Palestinian American Community Center, Peace Pledge-Chicago, United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Northwestern University (NU), SJP University of Illinois-Champaign, SJP-University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Wright College Students for Peace and Justice

Champaign, IL
Saturday, January 3
2:00-4:00pm
University Ave. and State St. (SE corner of West Side Park), downtown
Sponsored by AWARE (Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort) of Urbana-Champaign, IL
Contact: aware@anti-war.net

KANSAS

Lawrence
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Gather at the Douglas County Courthouse: 11th and Massachusetts
Organized by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and KU student group Voices for Palestine

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Copley Square
March and Rally to Start and End at Copley Square
Organized by an Ad-Hoc Coalition of Arab-American, Muslim and Pro-Palestine Groups
Local Contact: ANSWER Boston 857-334-5084 or Boston@ANSWERCoalition.org

Northampton, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Courthouse on Main Street

MISSOURI

Springfield
Friday, January 2
4:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Glenstone and Battlefield
Organized by the Peace Networks of the Ozarks

NEW YORK

New York City, NY
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Times Square: 42nd and 7th Ave.
Followed by a march to the Israeli mission
(Trains: N,Q,R.S,W,1, 2,3,7 to Times Square)
Endorsed by: Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NY, Arab Muslim American Federation, MAS-NY (Youth Center), National, Queens, NJ, Yonkers, The General Union of Palestine Students, Bayan-USA, Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, Salam Church, International Action Center, Brooklyn Cultural Center, Hudson Valley Islamic Center, ANSWER Coalition, December 12 Movement, New York City Labor Against the War, DRUM, Troops Out Now Coalition, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, International League of Peoples Struggle, Dawoud Mosque, Muslim Alliance in New America, Masjid Al-Taqwa, Islamic Circle of North America, F.I.S.T., and many other organizations

Poughkeepsie/ Wappingers, New York

Street side Protest.  Across from Burger King on Rt. 9

 
NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte, NC
Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon
Marshall Park: Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & S. McDowell St
More info: charlotteaction@gmail.com or 704-492-5226
Sponsored by: Muslim American Society Charlotte, Charlotte Al-Awda – Palestine Right To Return Coalition, Islamic Political Party Of America, Action Center For Justice, Carolina Peace Resource Center, Code Pink Women for Peace (Charlotte), Masjid Ash-Shaheed, MAS-Freedom, Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, Muslim Women of the Carolinas, Islamic Center of Charlotte, ICC-South

OHIO

Cincinnati, OH
Friday, January 2
6:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Clifton and Ludlow
Solemn procession from there to the Clifton Mosque at 6:30 pm

Columbus, OH
Monday, January 5
Gather at 4:30 pm, Rally begins at 5:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse (corner of Broad and High St.)
Sponsored by Ohio State University Committee For Justice In Palestine
Contact: desilva.77@osu.edu, maher.75@osu.edu

Toledo, OH
Friday, Januiary 2
2:30 pm
Lucas County Courthouse
Organized by the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition

Youngstown, OH
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Thomas D. Lambros Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse: 125 Market Street
Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, OK
Monday, January 5
11:30 am: Press Conference
   Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 432 B
12 noon – 1 pm: Vigil
   South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
   (Please dress warmly and arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
Contact: 405-415-6851, rhashmi@cair.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, January 2
12 noon
15th and Locust
Weekly anti-occupation vigil
Bubbes and Zaydes for Peace in the Middle East
Email: phillyjewishpeace@yahoo.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. – See District of Columbia

INTERNATIONAL

BANGLADESH
Dhaka

Friday, January 2
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Baitul Mukarram, National Mausque, North Gate of Baitul Mukarram
Contact: 01911039859, shahriar_robin@hotmail.com
Sylhet
Friday, January 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Main Gate, Dargah ShahJalal Mosque
Contact: 01670381897

CANADA
Hamilton, Ontario
Saturday, January 3
City Hall
12:30 pm
Montreal, QC
Sunday, January 4
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: carré Cabot: metro Atwater
Street: corner St. Catherine and Atwater
Toronto
Saturday, January 3
2:00 pm
Dundas Square (Facing the Eaton Centre) Downtown, Yonge and Dundas
(buses leave Palestine House 1:15pm sharp)

ENGLAND
BRISTOL
-Tuesday – Friday 5.00 – 6.00 and Saturday 3.00 – 4.00, Centre, opposite the Hippodrome
HULL
-Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
LONDON
-Friday 2 January 2 – 4 pm. Outside the Egyptian Embassy, . 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW. Call for Egypt to open the border immediately.
-SATURDAY 3 JANUARY. DEMONSTRATION AND RALLY. Assemble 12:30 pm at Embankment, London WC2. Nearest tube Embankment or Charing Cross, Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative and many other organisations, Contact: office@stopwar.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH
-Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square, Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition
Sheffield
-Saturday, January 3, 12 noon, Sheffield Town Hall

FRANCE
Paris
Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
walking from the Place de la République towards the Israeli Embassy
Sponsored by the Palestine Collectif, representing Americans Against the War-France
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General mobilization headquarters for Gaza with a tent for mourning and protesting
Location: Fontaine des Innocents, Châtelet-les Halles
Begins Monday, December 29 at 5:00 pm
Continues daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm (except during the demos)
until the end of the criminal operations of the Israeli army

NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam

Landelijke demonstratie
Zaterdag 3 januari 2009
13.00 uur Museumplein Amsterdam
Sponsored by a long list of organizations acting in coalition including the Nederlands Palestina Komitee (NPK)
Rotterdam
Vrijdag 2 januari 19.00 uur
In het centrum van Rotterdam
(hoek Beursplein / Korte Hoogstraat, bij de HEMA)
Endorsed by a long list of organizations led by the Socialist Party in Rotterdam

PORTUGAL
Lisbon

Monday, January 5
6:00 pm
Largo de S. Domingos (Rossio)
*   *   *   *   *
Thursday, January 8
5:00 pm
In front of Israel Embassy

SCOTLAND
EDINBURGH
-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Foot of the Mound, Princes Street
GLASGOW
-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square 2pm

SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg

Friday, January 2
2:00 pm
Outside U.S. Consulate: Corner River and Riviera roads, Killarney (opposite Killarney Mall)

SPAIN
Badajoz
Saturday, January 3
6:00 pm
Plaza de San Francisco
Madrid
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Concentracion delante del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Plaza de Santa Cruz, Metro SOL o Tirso de Molina
Contact: 629053731, info@pazahora.org

WALES
Swansea
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Castle Square Swansea

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to info@answercoalition.org so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails. Please also submit reports and photos.

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CALLING ALL WRITERS AND WEB DESIGNERS! PALESTINE VOICE MAGAZINE! INTERESTED?

We are looking for journalist, photographers, and those to interview for our new online Palestinian Voice Magazine!

 

I have been thinking about it recently, and I think it’s a great way for us all to get out voices out there..

 

The magazine will be called “Palestinian Voice,” and depending on how many articles come in, we can figure out how often were going to put out a new issue.

 

The magazine will not only discuss current politics, but culture, music, history, fashion, sports, up and comings, Palestinians, successful Palestinians, what Palestinians are doing for Palestine etc.

(If you can think of anything else that would be great!)

 

We don’t want this paper to be offensive at all, just clearly putting the knowledge and the facts out there. (So no “Falasteen ibladna ow al yahood klabna stuff ha-)

We want this to be, sound and look professional.

 

IF YOU’RE A PHOTOGRAPHER! Submit your photos!

IF YOU’RE A SINGER! Let us know! So we can have an interview with you, and links to your music pages!

IF YOU’RE AN ARTIST! Send them in!

IF YOU’RE A COMEDIAN! Tell us!

 

If you do anything at all that you’re proud of tell us! If you know anyone that would be great to interview, who is making an impact on Palestinian life, and culture in any way let us know!

We love to help get the word out about your success, and help you succeed even further, and don’t be shy to ask us for an interview either, if you want to get out there, don’t be shy of anything…

 

So if you love to write, if you love to talk about Palestine, if you generally know what you’re talking about… feel free to Email us, and we would love to get you in there!

 

We are also looking for some one who knows html, and how to webdesign to put the online magazine all together! We are currently working with formatpixel.com, if you know of a better publishing site feel free to let us know.

 

Send us your:

Name:

Age:

Where do you currently live?

Are you Palestinian?

Where were you born?

What are you interested in doing?

Email:

Phone number:

 

If you have written anything before, send an example of your work. 🙂

 

 

 

We are aiming for our first issue to come out in November, so start submitting!

Let your voices be heard!

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PM Olmert stepping down?

 

Israel’s Prime Minster is opting out of the upcoming September Election; do to  recent accusations that he has taken money from a business man.  Olmert is opposing the accusations, but supports the fact that his government is willing to investigate even their own Prime Minister.

hear it from Olmert

What do the Israeli’s think? – read their comments to this video.

 

 

Now tell me what all of you think? Is it for the better? Or could it be for the worst?

 

 

 

 

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