Archive for November 20th, 2009

Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (in highway patrol $hades) and NY state a$$emblyman Dov Hikind with minor Muslim curiousity (Al Aqsa Mosque) in background (Menachem Kahane/AFP)

IMEMC, November 18, 2009

A Democratic State Assemblyman from New York is leading a mission of 50 US citizens through Israeli settlements in the West Bank, encouraging the US citizens to move to the settlements in violation of international law.

Dov Hikind, who represents the 48th District of Brooklyn, told Israeli media, “Our goal is to send a clear message to Washington and President Obama that Jews will continue to live in Judea and Samaria and the ultimate commitment American Jews can make is to actually come and buy property in these areas as this will ensure these communities’ security and growth.”


The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has condemned a decision by Israeli authorities to demolish the Al-Omari mosque in the village of Umm Tuba near Jerusalem under the pretext that the building had been built without a license.

Sheikh Hussein told Ma’an that the mosque was built more than 700 years go, and it was last restored in 1963. It is the only mosque in Umm Tuba.


Plans for largest East Jerusalem settlement filed for approval

By Nir Hasson

A plan for the building of a new settlement, Ma’aleh David, in the middle of an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem was filed for approval by the relevant municipal committee at the Jerusalem Municipality. The plan calls for the construction of 104 housing units on the land where the former headquarters of the Judea and Samaria police was housed in the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud.

The new settlement is planned to be connected to an existing Jewish neighborhood, Ma’aleh Zeitim, and together will be occupied by some 200 families, forming the largest Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.


Report on the Israeli Colonization Activities in the West Bank & the
Gaza Strip


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This video was from yesterday, where student protesters sit around a van to block regents from leaving UCLA. The UC Regents voted earlier in the day on November 19, 2009, to raise student fees by 32% by next fall quarter.

Here is today’s update:

ktvu TV 36

Posted: 7:14 am PST November 20, 2009Updated: 11:08 am PST November 20, 2009

BERKELEY, Calif. — Four people, including at least two students, have been arrested in connection with the takeover of Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus Friday morning to protest fee hikes approved by the UC Board of Regents.

A UC Berkeley spokesman said the students began occupying Wheeler Hall, located just east of Sproul Plaza, between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Undergraduate student fees will increase by more than $2,500, or 32 percent, by the 2010-11 school year, with some increases taking effect next spring.

The students locked the building from inside, apparently by using bike locks and placing chairs near the doors, the spokesman said.

Campus police were able to get into the first floor of the building and arrested three people, including two students, for burglary, according to the spokesman.

Police cleared the building except for the second floor, where a group of students have barricaded themselves.

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