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‘Welcome to Palestine’ Mission enters Gaza Strip

Olivia Zemor, head of the “Welcome to Palestine” delegation, speaks to the press after they arrived in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah border crossing, between Egypt and the Palestinian territory, on December 27, 2012. PressTV | Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:26AM GMT A group of pro-Palestinian activists, mainly French and Egyptian, have entered the […]

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The French government reaffirms its committment to the freedom of travel

The French ministry for Foreign Affairs reiterated on Tuesday its committment to defend “freedom of speach, and freedom of circulation towards and inside the Palestinian territories”, emphasizing the fact that the latter “must remain accessible to foreign visitors”. These remarks were made to the French news agency AFP by Vincent Floreani, deputy spokesman of the […]

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#BREAKING | Bienvenue en Palestine | Welcome to Palestine | Mission Aug 24-31, 2012

Bienvenue en Palestine | June 17, 2012 Translation into english below the original article in French « Nous, Palestiniens, Israéliens et Internationaux, qui avons participé aux initiatives « Bienvenue en Palestine » de juillet 2011 et avril 2012, vous appelons à poursuivre avec nous le combat pour la liberté de circulation en Palestine et contre […]

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Israeli response to fly-in proves West Bank is the Palestinians’ prison | #Airflotilla2

Monday, April 16 2012| Noam Sheizaf | 972 Magazine Advocates for Israel often claim that the Palestinians run their own life. Yet again and again it appears that the West Bank has become their prison. Israeli activist Michal Vexler arrested at Ben Gurion airport while demonstrating in favor of the ‘Welcome to Palestine’ fly-in on […]

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Welcome to Palestine visitors travel to Israel | #Airflotilla2

Maan News Agency | April 15, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Visitors on a tour of Palestine began to arrive in Israel on Sunday, as demonstrations were held in European airports to protest the barring of dozens of tourists as part of the ‘Welcome to Palestine’ initiative. Organizer Mazin Qumsiyeh said he expected participants to land […]

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Welcome to Palestine: “Even Prisoners Are Allowed Visits” ~ by @naiman | #Airflotilla2

 Source: Huffingtonpostblog |Robert Naiman | April 13, 2012 What difference will it make to the lives of Palestinians in the West Bank when the world meets their demands for freedom and self-determination? One difference it will make: like other peoples of the world, the Palestinians will get to decide who they can invite to visit […]

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Fury after @Lufthansa cancels activists’ flights to Israel | #Airflotilla2

Al Akhbar | Published FridayApril 13, 2012 A German airline has been criticized after it banned dozens of activists from flying to Israel this weekend as part of a campaign to highlight the restrictions in movement to and from the occupied territories. Lufthansa canceled the tickets of tens of people scheduled to fly to Tel […]

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#BREAKING | Jet2 cancelling reservations from UK with no refund | #Airflotilla2

BREAKING – Exclusive by @972Mag : “Political contract” required to enter Israel? Aside from Lufthansa, who canceled en masse tickets of people traveling to Israel, even when not participating in the mission Welcome to Palestine, now Jet2 canceled bookings of participants.   BDS  JET2 Apparently serving Israel & apartheid is more important for Jet2 than […]

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“Tourist or terrorist” | Welcome to Palestine 2012 | #Airflotilla2

BREAKING: LUFTHANSA CANCELS TICKETS OF AIRFLOTILLA ACTIVISTS! REPORTING FROM PALESTINE | Would you book a flight to another country if you knew in advance that you might not be allowed to complete your journey? This Sunday more than 1500 people from around the world will go to their local airport hoping to board flights bound […]

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The Mayor of Bethlehem sends message of support | #Airflotilla2

Source Welcome to Palestine website April 10, 2012 #Airflotilla2 | Mission “Welcome to Palestine”: The detailed program

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What To Do If You Are Denied Entry | #Airflotilla2

RIGHT TO ENTER WEBSITE  Before we list some things to do if you are faced with denied entry, we must reiterate here the value in preparing before embarking on your trip.  Making sure relatives and/or your legal counsel have copies/scans of your passport and making sure you have with you numbers of your representatives in you […]

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Palestinians condemn Israeli plans to curb fly-in of activists

(Xinhua) | People’s Daily Online | 14:58, April 11, 2012 RAMALLAH, April 10 (Xinhua) — Palestinian popular committees on Tuesday slammed Israel for planning to prevent hundreds of peace activists from reaching West Bank through Israel’s Ben Gurion airport. The activists, mainly from Europe, would like to travel to West Bank to participate in a […]

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Activists from around the world are ready to travel to Palestine – Video

PressTV | April 11, 2012  A call by 25 Palestinian civil society organizations and peace activists to visit Palestine is being answered. According to the organizers of the 2012 welcome to Palestine campaign more than 2000 participants from Europe, North America, Australia and Turkey are ready to travel to Palestine via the Lod airport and […]

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No Mister Aharonovitch you are mistaken ! – Non Monsieur Aharonovitch vous vous trompez !

PouraPalestine.be Website |  April 11, 2012 (Translation in English below the original article in French) Alors que le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères belges vient de mettre un avis de voyage “déconseillant à ses ressortissants belges de prendre part à la mission Bienvenue en Palestine”, le député provincial Serge Hustache a publié la lettre suivante, adressée […]

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