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Israeli forces continue their campaign of widespread arrests in the occupied Palestinian territories - International Press Center photo

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Launch Of A Dutch Funded Programme To Support The Palestinian Civil Police
IMEMC - The Chief of the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP), Major General Hazem Attallah, together with Mrs Birgitta Tazelaar, Head of Mission of The Netherlands Representation to the Palestinian Authority and Henrik Malmquist, Head of Mission of EUPOL COPPS, officially launched on Wednesday a five Million Euro Dutch funded programme to support the Palestinian Civil Police. ...

Israeli settlers protest re-opening of road to Palestinian village
IMEMC - After the Israeli military re-opened the road to Beit Dajan, near Nablus, on Tuesday, a group of several dozen Israeli settlers gathered Wednesday at the entrance to the Palestinian village, many armed with automatic weapons, to block the Palestinian villagers from using the newly-reopened road. ...

International delegations begin arriving for Land Day protests on Friday
IMEMC - Hundreds of international non-violent activists began arriving in Lebanon and other neighboring Arab countries on Wednesday in advance of a planned ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th. Land Day commemorates the seizure of Palestinian land to create the state of Israel, and calls for a return of Palestinian refugees to the land that was taken from them by force. ...

Soldiers, Settlers, Break Into The Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound
IMEMC - The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage issued a press release on Wednesday morning stating that dozens of Israeli soldiers and fundamentalist settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through the Al-Magharba Gate and provoked local Muslim worshipers. ...

Irish Chairman To Sign Sister City Agreement With Gaza City
IMEMC - Councillor and chairman of the Irish Moyle District Council, Padraig McShane, will be arriving in Gaza City on Wednesday to officially sign a historic sister city agreement with the City Council in Gaza, the Gaza TV News reported. ...

Political Detainee Injured After Being Attacked By Soldiers
IMEMC - Palestinian political prisoner, Abbas as-Sayyid, was injured after Israeli soldiers of the Nachshon Brigade attacked him in front of his prison cell at the Galboa’ Israeli prison. ...

Council: Settlers assault north Jordan Valley village
3/28/2012 - TUBAS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers entered a Palestinian village in the northern Jordan Valley on Tuesday night, taking down tents and assaulting residents, the village council said. Al-Maleh village Hani Foqaha said four Israelis violently searched his house overnight, disrupting his belongings. The village council warned that residents of nearby Israeli settlements regularly tour....

Settlers 'block entrance' to Nablus village
3/28/2012 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Israeli settlers blocked the entrance to a village near Nablus on Wednesday, officials said. Palestinian Authority official Ghassan Doughlas told Ma'an that residents of Itamar and Elon Moreh settlements arrived at Beit Dajan in around 15 cars and closed the main gate to the village. The settlers....

Israeli forces 'detain released prisoner'
3/28/2012 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a 25-year-old in northern West Bank who was released from jail a week earlier, relatives told Ma'an on Wednesday. Momen Adwan responded to a summons from Israeli intelligence services on Monday morning but never returned, his family said. Residents of his village, Azzun near Qalqiliya....

Foundation calls to halt Al-Aqsa 'provocation'
3/28/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Al-Aqsa Foundation urged an end to "provocative" Israeli visits to the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, after a police-escorted tour in the early morning. Israeli police deployed throughout the compound, guarding several dozen Israelis who came to pray at the site, the foundation said in....

Open letter to Michael Oren ahead of Easter
3/28/2012 - As Christian leaders in Palestine, we were appalled by the baseless allegations you published in the Wall Street Journal on March 9. Your attempt to blame the difficult reality that Palestinian Christians face on Palestinian Muslims is a shameful manipulation of the facts intended to mask the damage that Israel has done to our community.... Related: Kairos document

Protest supporting jailed journalist in Ramallah
3/28/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian journalists protested Wednesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding that the Palestinian Authority release a reporter who was arrested two days earlier. The arrest of Yousef al-Shayeb, a reporter for a Jordanian newspaper, followed a complaint filed by the Palestinian ambassador to France accusing him of slander and....

Ramallah court extends arrest of Palestinian reporter
3/28/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian court has extended the remand of a journalist arrested Monday over allegations of slander and defamation, officials in Ramallah said Wednesday. The Palestinian Authority will continue to hold Yousef al-Shayeb, who was arrested Monday, for another 15 days, the court ruled. He has not yet been charged with a.... Related: Journalists urged to boycott PA press freedom award

Journalists urged to boycott PA press freedom award
3/28/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority has launched a prize to recognize exemplary reporting, but Palestinian journalists are calling for a boycott in protest of the government's treatment of the media. The prime minister in Ramallah, Salam Fayyad, unveiled the prize Tuesday and invited journalists to submit work on all platforms during.... Related: Ramallah court extends arrest of Palestinian reporter

Opinion: To see what UN will investigate, visit Hebron
3/28/2012 - By Tareq Jalal Altamimi - The United Nations Human Rights Council finally decided last week to investigate Israeli settlements in Palestine. While a UN report can document what is happening in this infamous conflict area, the best way to understand the situation is to see it with your own eyes. For instance, by visiting the Palestinian....

Palestinians in Iraq appeal to Abbas over discrimination
3/28/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian refugees in Iraq say they face widespread discrimination and have appealed to President Mahmoud Abbas to intervene. The Iraqi Palestinian Brothers Association said Tuesday that it sent a letter to Abbas, who is in Baghdad to attend the Arab League summit, detailing their plight. The association said Palestinians have been....

Hamas warns over condition of detained militant
3/28/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas warned Wednesday that it holds Israel responsible for the mistreatment of a militant leader in Israeli jail who refused to undergo a DNA test. Imprisoned Al-Qassam Brigades leader Abbas al-Sayyed was assaulted three times last week, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement, calling al-Sayyed's....

Egyptian MPs head to Gaza for fuel crisis report
3/28/2012 - EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- An Egyptian parliamentary delegation will arrive in Gaza on Wednesday to meet with Hamas officials over the ongoing fuel crisis in the coastal enclave, an Egyptian security official said. He told Ma'an 28 officials from the committee of Arab affairs in Egypt's parliament, including well-known human....

Minister: Israel willing to sell gas to neighbors
3/28/2012 - ATHENS (Reuters) -- Israel is willing to sell some of its new natural gas bonanza to Arab neighbours, in the hope this will improve relations in the troubled region, the country's energy minister said on Wednesday. Gas production is set to soar in Israel following the discovery of some of the world's....

Low expectations of Arab summit in Gaza
3/28/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Ahead of an Arab League summit in Baghdad, Gaza residents expressed doubt that Arab leaders would address Palestinian concerns. Arab League leaders meet Thursday for their annual summit in the Iraqi capital. Gaza local Abu Muhammad said Wednesday the Arab summit will not make any progress for the Palestinians."We....

Former defense chief Mofaz voted Israel opposition leader
3/28/2012 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Former defense chief Shaul Mofaz has unseated former diplomat Tzipi Livni as head of Kadima, Israel's largest opposition party, results of a leadership vote showed on Wednesday. A final count gave Mofaz 61. 7 percent of the vote, while former foreign minister Livni polled 37. 2 percent, in a stunning defeat....

Public university employees agree to end strike
3/28/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Employees at Palestinian government universities and colleges announced Wednesday they would end their strike, after agreement with authorities. Employees have been undertaking strike action since February. Their main demand was a salary increase to match colleagues working in other Palestinian universities. Strike coordinators thanked the president for agreeing to work to....

In secret force, clues to Israeli duo's chemistry
3/28/2012 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Forty years before becoming Israel's top decision-making duo, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak first made news on the blood-stained wing of a hijacked Belgian airliner. Disguised as tousle-haired mechanics, with slim pistols concealed beneath their white overalls, Israel's future prime minister and defense chief had stormed the Sabena jet....

PCBS: Imports, exports decrease
3/28/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian exports and imports decreased in January compared to the previous year, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Exports fell by 7. 5 percent compared to January 2011, reaching $61. 7 million, according to PCBS figures. Imports decreased 28. 1 percent from January, 2011, at $338. 2 million, the....

29 schoolchildren hurt in earthquake drill gone wrong
3/28/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- More than two dozen children were hospitalized on Wednesday after they were crushed during an earthquake drill gone wrong at a school in Hebron. Dr Jihad Shawer, who runs the emergency unit at Hebron hospital, said 29 children were admitted. Some were treated for fractures. The incident occurred during a drill....

Gunmen kidnap Saudi diplomat in Yemen
3/28/2012 - ADEN (Reuters) -- Gunmen kidnapped Saudi Arabia's deputy consul from outside his residence in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday, a Yemeni security official said. The gunmen snatched Abdallah al-Khalidi as he was about to get into his car and they sped off with him in another vehicle, police in the....

Syria says will reject any Arab League summit initiative
3/28/2012 - DAMASCUS (Reuters) -- Damascus will reject any initiative made at an Arab League summit relating to the violence in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, adding it would only deal with Arab countries individually. Syria was suspended from the league in November over a violent crackdown on the uprising against President Bashar Assad'....

Egyptian army takes on Islamists to retain power
3/28/2012 - CAIRO (Reuters) -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is locked in a power struggle with ruling generals over how much influence the army will have after civilians take over in three months time, a dispute that could decide whether democracy thrives after Hosni Mubarak's ouster. The tussle is over a new constitution, being drafted....

Demolitions: Israel's path of destruction through the Jordan Valley
3/28/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - By Andreas, 27 March 2012, International Solidarity Movement, West Bank - Families and their livestock are left without shelter as Israeli Occupation Forces soldiers and bulldozers leave a path of destruction El Hemmi, al-Farisiya and Khirbet Homse in the Jordan Valley - On the 26th of March several houses and animal barricades were demolished in the small....

Israel’s ‘Judaisation’ of Jerusalem: A Framework
Alternative Information Center - While Israel Apartheid week is over, the racial discrimination institutionalised by the Israeli government continues unabated. The “Judaisation” of Jerusalem is a clear example.

United Nations International Meeting on Question of Palestine to consider implications of Palestinian political prisoners, in Geneva, 3-4 April
Relief Web 27 Mar 2012 - Source: UN General Assembly Country: occupied Palestinian territory GA/PAL/1226 Background Release The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine on 3 and 4...

Only concrete intervention to prevent Israel from blocking two-state solution will preserve prospects for peace, Palestinian rights committee told
Relief Web 27 Mar 2012 - Source: UN General Assembly Country: occupied Palestinian territory GA/PAL/1225 Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People 340th Meeting (AM) Palestine Liberation Organization Member Says Palestinian Statehood ‘Not a Luxury’, but Requirement for Peace, Stability, Prosperity throughout Region Without...

Prospects for resumed direct talks remain dim amid ‘uncertain and difficult’ Palestinian-Israeli situation, Special Coordinator tells Security Council
Relief Web 27 Mar 2012 - Source: UN Security Council Country: occupied Palestinian territory , Israel , Lebanon , Syrian Arab Republic (the) SC/10593 Security Council 6742nd Meeting (AM) Concerned over Flow of Refugees from Syria into Lebanon, He Says Violence Continues Unabated despite Government’s Acceptance of Annan Plan...

Woman, 19, knocked down and killed
The National 28 Mar 2012 - The expatriate Arab woman was on her way to meet friends at Sharjah beach at 10am when she was hit by a car driven by an Asian woman in Al Heera.

Arab states turn up the pressure on Syria's Assad
The National 28 Mar 2012 - Arab foreign ministers have come up with a proposal that will be discussed by their heads of state at the Arab League Summit in Baghdad.

Impatient Turkey wants Syrian crisis solved soon
The National 28 Mar 2012 - There is a growing sense of exasperation in Turkish government circles with the slow pace of international efforts to increase pressure on Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.

Assad's opponents agree on one thing: he's got to go
The National 28 Mar 2012 - Some Syrian opposition leaders favour supporting the armed insurgency; others want a political solution.

Cars banned from Tel Aviv center for Friday's marathon
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Shaul Mofaz to Haaretz: I will lead summer's social protest
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Netanyahu's housing reform ignores Arab communities, says new research
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Bank of Israel blames government for ever-widening social gaps
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Iran could recover from attack on its nuclear sites within six months, says U.S. report
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Israelis take to the streets to protest soccer fans’ attack on Arab workers in Jerusalem mall
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Clandestine war's pressure on Iranian leaders
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Red Cross to return Israeli who crossed border into Lebanon
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Yishai calls on Mofaz to join cabinet, after securing Kadima chair
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

International pro-Palestinian activists descend on Lebanon ahead of Land Day protest
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Arab attacked by Israeli soccer fans: There were hundreds, we had no chance
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Mofaz's next mission: Winning over a skeptical Israeli public
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Kadima voters await Livni's next move, following primary loss to Mofaz
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2012

Mofaz to Livni after primaries win: Your place is with Kadima
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Organizers fear Palestinian Land Day protests could turn violent
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Financing scuttles plans for Tel Aviv English-Hebrew school
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

After fatal Rehovot fire, a dry-eyed farewell from a mother alone
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Israel's contentious Bedouin relocation plan passes PM's Office panel
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Israeli scientists question need to clean up contaminated river
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Israeli shoppers to face higher Passover prices, despite social protests
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Israeli supermarkets slash advertising budgets ahead of Passover
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Hundreds attend funeral of victims of deadly Rehovot fire
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Israel Police: Fatal fire in family home likely caused by overheated laptop
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Top Israeli scientist criticizes El Al's refusal to export research animals
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Former Arab soccer player: Beitar Jerusalem fans, the 'most dangerous' in Israel
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Shaul Mofaz beats Tzipi Livni in Kadima leadership primaries
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

PROFILE / Kadima leader-elect, Shaul Mofaz
Ha'aretz - 27 Mar 2012

Official Kadima count shows Mofaz trounced Livni
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Winner unexpectedly takes not only development towns and Arab villages, but affluent locales.

IBA head looks to Haggada to inaugurate reforms
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Gilat, head of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, asks employees why this year is different from every other year.

Pro-Palestinian activists to hold 2nd 'fly-in'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Organizers say they expect 1,500- 2,000 people to arrive in Ben-Gurion Airport to protest Israeli policy in Palestine.

Terra Incognita: National confusion
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - It is time for Israel’s media and courts to realize that terminology is bedeviling our ability to understand crime.

The Kadima race
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Now that Kadima’s internecine conflict is out of the way, the party may be ready for a more constructive opposition role.

The politics of Jerusalem
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Jewish people have come home to their historic, spiritual capital, Israel is fulfilling national mandate in developing Greater J'lem.

Washington Watch: Arabs to Netanyahu: Hold your fire!
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - They want to see the Iranian nuclear program destroyed, but they fear the political fallout.

Lawlessness and terror: The Beduin kingdom of Sinai
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Israel watches with growing concern as peninsula is turning into lawless territory used by Hamas, jihadi organizations.

New tool helps US group track sex crimes in Syria
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Women's Media Center aims to shed light on rapes, other sexual violence using new crowd-sourcing techniques.

Fundamentally Freund: Time to crack down on Arab violence
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - In recent weeks, the heart of Israel’s capital has become an increasingly dangerous place for Jews.

Media Comment: Cultural Autism
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Elements within Israel’s media suffer from what we could term “cultural autism.” We observe them limiting their coverage.

Jordan group translates Babylonian Talmud to Arabic
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Israeli experts: Tractates to be used to show Jewish "intolerance."

Toulouse school getting hate mail since attack
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - School's e-mail reportedly filled with messages calling for murder of Jews, linking attack to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israeli woman is ‘Europe’s top young researcher'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - L’Oreal and UNESCO have named a Weizmann Institute biologist working in the field of probiotics for the award.

TA exhibit highlights last rural Georgian Jews
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Story of Kakiashvilis common among Georgian Jewish Diaspora: Proud of their past, but the future lies elsewhere.

Lessons from Australia for the lower Jordan River
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Making desert bloom was motto in Australia as well. In both places, environmental consequences were ignored.

Israel’s Sudanese refugee crisis and the citizen solution
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Israel’s policy toward the refugee crisis – that it cannot process all requests – has been highly criticized.

'Iran could recover from military strike in 6 months'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - New report by US congressional researchers claims wide dispersal of nuclear centrifuge "workshops" throughout Iran complicates any assessment of a potential raid’s success in deterring Iran from acquiring nukes.

Ragen to appeal to top court in plagiarism ruling
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Ragen denies plagiarizing any part of Shapiro’s work in her best-selling novel Sotah, hopes Supreme Court will overturn ruling.

‘Positive stress’ as dangerous as ‘negative’
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Amid excitement, Ashdod man suffers heart attack shortly after giving a speech at his son’s wedding.

The living Bible
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Sculptor Betty Moller draws on Jewish survival and heritage in her bronze sculptures.

US sanctions firms tied to Revolutionary Guard
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Washington accuses IRGC of perpetrating a "nefarious infiltration of the Iranian economy."

Protesters rally against racism at Malha Mall
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - More than 150 people express disgust at a riot last week when Betar Jerusalem soccer fans attacked Arab cleaners.

'Natural gas exports will 1st go to Arab neighbors'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Landau says gas can be means to improve regional ties; Israel, Greece sign agreement for cooperation on environmental issues.

Man arrested on suspicion of shaking infant niece
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Ashkelon court extends man's remand; Beersheba hospital notifies police after inspecting infant's wounds.

As Global March to J'lem nears, press war rages
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Organizers try to present Friday's border march as legitimate, nonviolent response to Israel's "occupation."

Qatar says no US strike on Iran from its soil
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Qatar's foreign minister says Iran, US know that Qatar refuses any military operation against Tehran's nuclear program.

'Israeli delegation in Cairo over Beduin's release'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Foreign Ministry delegation to negotiate deal with Cairo that would exchange Ouda Tarabin for 63 prisoners, 'Al Ahram' reports.

Kuwait arrests man over Prophet Mohammad tweets
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Man accused of blasphemy allegedly "defamed the Islamic faith and slandered the Prophet Mohammad."

MKs congratulate Mofaz, predict Kadima's demise
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Likud Mk Danon says Mofaz will continue "left-wing path"; Meretz claims Mofaz win proves Kadima a center-right-wing party.

Egypt’s liberals shun constitutional assembly
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - With Islamists dominating the process, they see no reason to remain an outvoted minority.

Iran voices support for Annan's Syria peace plan
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Salehi says Tehran supports plan which calls for withdrawal of Syrian troops without demanding Assad's ouster, warns that "hasty approach" that creates power vacuum in Syria will have "damaging consequences."

PA to Arab countries: Meet aid obligations
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - PA president will stress in Baghdad summit need to support Palestinians "in face of Israeli efforts to Judaize J'lem."

PA court orders remand of journalist for 15 days
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Shayeb wrote of corruption in PA's Paris mission; journalists stage demonstration for freedom of press in Ramallah.

Police: Con men ran US tourist visa scam
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Group of men suspected of arranging counterfeit documents for young Israelis who didn't meet requirements for US work visa.

PA extends remand of detained journalist
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Shayeb, who wrote of corruption in PA's Paris mission, declares he'll go on hunger strike over infringement of press freedom.

'Syria will reject initiatives from Arab League summit'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Damascus will not deal with any initiatives issued by Arab League at Baghdad summit, according to Lebanese al-Manar TV; Arab ministers, Ban Ki-moon call for actions on Annan's Syria plan.

Jerusalem readies itself for Easter
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - It's no coincidence that Easter falls at same time as Passover: Jesus came to J'lem in order to offer a Passover sacrifice.

'69% of Israelis favor US-Israeli strike on Iran'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Joint Israeli-Palestinian poll find fewer Israelis are keen on a unilateral Israeli strike than one in cooperation with US.

'Assad could simply issue order to stop the killing'
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - UN human rights chief Pillay expresses concern over the targeting of children in Syria, in an interview with BBC.

Sinai Says: Riots, racism and the future of Israeli soccer
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - It is with a depressing regularity that racism rears its ugly head in Israeli soccer.

Landau: We are working on backup fuel sources
Jerusalem Post 28 Mar 2012 - Energy and Water Minister says his ministry cannot change electricity prices, but is seeking backup fuel sources.

Strike averted in railway deal
Jerusalem Post 27 Mar 2012 - 11th-hour agreement has rail carrier grant workers 25% raise, agree to no dismissals until 2030

Industry: Gov’t needs clear environmental vision
Jerusalem Post 27 Mar 2012 - The past three years have been ‘very intensive’ regarding regulations, ministry deputy director-general Shuli Nezer says.

Mofaz bests Livni in Kadima primary, calls for unity
Jerusalem Post 27 Mar 2012 - Winning 61.7% of the primary vote, Shaul Mofaz calls for party unity; Tzipi Livni concedes race, but her future in the party unclear.

Israel's Kadima party elects Shaul Mofaz as leader
The Guardian 28 Mar 2012 - Former defence minister defeats Tzipi Livni and vows to oust Binyamin Netanyahu's government at next election Israel's former defence and military chief Shaul Mofaz has won a resounding victory over Tzipi Livni to lead the Kadima...

Peter Beinart's problematic 'Zionist BDS' proposal | Jane Eisner
The Guardian 28 Mar 2012 - Beinart's idea of an Israeli settlement boycott is unworkable, even opportunistic. Its merit is to ask a vital question of us Peter Beinart deserves credit for continually testing how big the Jewish tent really is. His...

Park Slope Coop's vote on Israel boycott pits human rights against hummus
The Guardian 28 Mar 2012 - Brooklyn food co-op known for organic produce and earnest customers becomes unlikely forum for Middle East debate It was an evening that confirmed stereotypes and resisted categorisation: more than 1,600 members of Brooklyn's Park Slope Food...

Israel 'faces isolation' as new border fence is erected - video
The Guardian 28 Mar 2012 - Once the latest barrier is completed, Israel will be almost completely enclosed by steel, barbed wire and concrete Harriet Sherwood Mat Heywood

OP-ED: Tunisia's Youth and Their Fight for Freedom of Expression
IPS In Tunisia, a new debate is taking shape. Long suppressed by the authoritarian regime of former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's free expression movement for many years existed on the fringe, comprised of bloggers, software developers, media aficionados and expats whose frustration at Tunisia's Internet censorship and surveillance...

[uruknet.info] Jerusalem is at the heart of the Palestinian struggle
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Jerusalem is a city that embodies the cultural heritage of three religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Yet Palestinians - both Christian and Muslim - are being driven out of Jerusalem. Just one example of this ethnic cleansing is taking place in Silwan, where 1,000 residents are facing imminent eviction as their homes...

[uruknet.info] Family of murdered Iraqi-American woman recounts story of brutal attack
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - In their first interview with the media, the family of Iraqi-American woman Shaima Alwadi, who was beaten to death in San Diego, decided to break their silence and recount the details of the murder that has sent shock waves across the United States and brought back worries of rising Islamophobia in the...

[uruknet.info] Israeli excavations continue in Jerusalem's Mamilla cemetery despite Wiesenthal Center claims
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Desecration of Mamilla Cemetery continues for the construction of the "Museum of Tolerance," despite efforts by CCR and the Campaign to Preserve Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery, as well as international condemnation, including Human Rights Council resolutions, a public petition signed by nearly 10,000 individuals from around the world, a letter from 84 respected...

[uruknet.info] Iraq snapshot - March 27, 2012
Uruknet March 27, 2012. Chaos and violence continue, Baghdad gears up for the Arab League Summit, a disturbing hearing is held by the US Congress, and more... Sam Dagher (Wall St. Journal) reports, "Nearly $1 billion has been spent on sprucing up a capital racked by years of conflict, and close to three million flowers and a...

[uruknet.info] "Ethnic cleansing of Christians in Syria" - facts and propaganda
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - ... While SCD supports the international press' efforts to report on and tell the story of the revolution in Syria, it emphasizes the importance of verifying the truthfulness and accuracy of all stories prior to their publication. In regards to the story published in "Agenzia Fides" on 03/21/2012 about the Christians of Homs...

[uruknet.info] Hana Shalabi has been on hunger strike for 40 days- A call to action
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - It has been more than forty days since Hana Shalabi began her courageous fast - and her protest is still being ignored. A group of students from universities across the US and Europe have banded together to highlight her struggle and that of the Palestinians more broadly. Those students issued the following...

[uruknet.info] Thirsting for justice, Palestinian rights to water and sanitation
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - On Thursday 22 March World Water Day was celebrated as a means of drawing attention to the importance of fresh water. Every day human beings consume a lot of water for their daily needs, wasting more liters than necessary. Efficient use of water is imperative because,although it is reusable, water is not...

[uruknet.info] Dispossession of the Naqab's Bedouin (video)
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Palestine's Naqab (Negev) desert region, covering 55 percent of the entire country, is one of the most worrisome for the Israeli government, which is eyeing it with particular concern. The danger, perceived by authorities, lies in the Naqab's population- one third of which is Palestinian Bedouin. Since 1948, Israeli authorities have worried...

[uruknet.info] Lawsuit: CIA Withholds Documents Using Legal Exemption It Does Not Have Authority to Apply
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - For the past eight years, the CIA has used an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that "protects intelligence sources and methods" to justify the withholding of certain records from requesters. But a federal lawsuit filed against the CIA charges that the agency does not have the authority to deny...

[uruknet.info] Is Annan's Syria cease-fire worth the paper it's printed on?
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Kofi Annan today announced a rare breakthrough in his efforts to halt the bloodshed in Syria, saying that President Bashar al-Assad had endorsed his six-point diplomatic plan calling for an immediate cease-fire, access for international aid workers, and the start of political talks leading to a multiparty democracy. But there was a...

[uruknet.info] Citing Truthout Report, UN Special Rapporteur "Looking Into" Guantanamo "Suicides"
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Earlier this month, Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, responded to an inquiry by this reporter regarding new information on the deaths of two Guantanamo prisoners, Abdul Rahman Al Amri and Mohammad Salih Al Hanashi. According to the Department of Defense (DoD), both prisoners died of...

[uruknet.info] Demonstrators protest Gaza buffer zone
Uruknet March 27, 2012 -- Dozens of demonstrators rallied in northern Gaza on Tuesday to protest Israel's confiscation of land inside the border. The Israeli military imposes a no-go buffer zone inside the borders of Gaza, demolishing homes and buildings in the area, capturing valuable agricultural land and firing at Palestinians near the fence. The rights group...

[uruknet.info] Militia clashes in southern Libya kill nearly 50
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Three days of clashes between rival militias in southern Libya spread to the centre of the country's fourth largest city Sabha on Tuesday despite the deployment of army troops trying to stop the violence which has so far killed nearly 50 people. The clashes highlight the problems the government faces in imposing...

[uruknet.info] Terrorizing Palestinian Youths
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - Based on spurious charges or others too minor to matter, Israel arrests, tortures, traumatizes, convicts, and detains hundreds of Palestinian youths lawlessly. Many suffer lasting effects. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) discussed one case. It reflects virtually all others. To protect the youth's identity, he's called "Minor A," or...

[uruknet.info] The racism that connects these murders
Uruknet March 27, 2012 - FOLLOWING THE news these days is like witnessing a parade of horrors. As soon as you regain your composure after being disturbed by an incident of racist violence, another comes into view. Each day is bringing new details about the murder of Trayvon Martin, the Black teenager killed by racist vigilante George...

[uruknet.info] PA will ask UN summit to end Israeli administrative detention
Uruknet March 27, 2012 -- After the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an international investigation into Israeli settlements last week, the PA prisoners ministry is preparing to ask a UN meeting to force an end to Israel's detention of Palestinians without charge. Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Qaraqe said Monday the PA is launching a...

[uruknet.info] Syria News - March 26, 2012 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
Uruknet March 26, 2012 - The number of martyrs has reached 80 martyrs thus far, including 13 children, 12 women, and two martyrs that died under torture. 36 martyrs in Homs ,17 in Damascus Suburbs including 16 from Zabadany most of them are women and children, 8 in Daraa,12 in Idlib , 2 martyrs in Aleppo , 2 in...

[uruknet.info] Iraq snapshot - March 26, 2012
Uruknet March 26, 2012. Chaos and violence continue, Michael Ratner explains that the US is -- for all intents and purposes -- conducting a secret trial currently, Barack has a new nominee for US Ambassador to Iraq, Amesty International issues a new report which finds Iraq ranking near the top -- sadly, it's not a list you...

[uruknet.info] Syria Protests March 26, 2012 : A Video Roundup
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[uruknet.info] Obama administration expands illegal surveillance of Americans
Uruknet March 26, 2012 - Last Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder enacted guidelines that further expand the US government's asserted powers to collect and store private information, without a warrant, concerning individuals who are not suspected of any crime. The guidelines constitute a further step by the Obama administration to expand and entrench unconstitutional spying operations on...

Judge awards $44 million for '83 Beirut attack
Daily Star 28 Mar 2012 A federal judge has awarded $44.6 million from Iran to victims of the 1983 suicide truck-bombing attack on U.S. Marines in Beirut.

US generals hold first Pakistan talks for months
Daily Star 28 Mar 2012 Visiting US generals held the first talks in months with Pakistan's top military leaders in a further sign that the troubled alliance between the two countries is getting back on track.

F1 bosses stage show of support for Bahrain GP
Daily Star 28 Mar 2012 F1 supremo Ecclestone and team bosses joined Bahrain officials in a strong show of support for the decision to race in the troubled Gulf kingdom next month.

200 French troops leave Afghanistan
Daily Star 28 Mar 2012 Two hundred French troops said goodbye to the war in Afghanistan on Wednesday as part of France's accelerated pullout from the country.

Tribe threatens separate state in south Libya
Daily Star 28 Mar 2012 A Libyan tribe threatened to declare a separate state in Libya's south after days of bloody battles with a rival tribe, the second such move toward secession this month.

Anti-Iran lobby hits GM-Peugeot deal
Daily Star 28 Mar 2012 An influential US anti-Iran lobby group called for newly-tied General Motors and Peugeot to shut down Peugeot's Iran business due to Tehran's suspect nuclear program.

US, European officials probe Iran nuclear smuggling
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - ....

New tool helps US group track sex crimes in Syria
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - ....

Arab teens assault Jerusalem man
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Youngsters hurl stones at man's vehicle; residents say Jews often attacked in area ....

Home Front Command to hold drill in Elad
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - ....

Report: Iran strike to delay nuke work by 6 months
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Effect of strike on Iran's ability to acquire nukes 'unclear,' US congressional report says; dispersal of Tehran's nuclear sites would pose major difficulty for Israel, researchers say ....

Report: Iran strike to halt nuke project by 6 months
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - ....

UN mulls reducing peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - ....

Rhodes Scholars in Israel to examine Arab-Jewish coexistence
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Group of scholars hailing from Kenya, US Australia and New Zealand to meet with Israeli and Palestinian policymakers, academics, and government officials ....

Army chief's son joins paratroopers
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Despite being picked for top intelligence unit, Gantz's son insists on combat service in paratroopers ....

Blood, money and Jews
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Op-ed: Muslim, Western states fund modern-day blood libels against the Jewish state ....

Arabs back Mofaz en masse
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Israeli Arabs comprise 25% of Kadima primaries voters, majority voted for new party chairman ....

Arab soccer strike, now
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Op-ed: Time has come to put an end to ‘death to Arabs’ chants at Israeli soccer stadiums ....

Army chief cancels IDF-wide Passover vacation
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - For first time in many years, all IDF units to be on full alert during Passover holiday; army officials insist decision not related to any planned military operations ....

CBS predicts Arab-haredi majority in 2059
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Haredim, Arabs will outnumber Jewish secular population in 47 years, Central Bureau of Statistics predicts ....

Can Mofaz defeat Bibi?
YNet News, 28 Mar 2012 - Op-ed: New Kadima leader has several vulnerabilities, but also some strategic advantages ....

A call for massive march in solidarity with Jerusalem in Morocco
PIC - Moroccan political bodies called for the largest march in Morocco's history for Jerusalem, on Sunday. While Al Adl Wa Al Ihssan called Moroccans to make Friday a day of solidarity with Jerusalem.

Administrative Detention of MP Ramahi for the Fourth Time
PIC - A Zionist court decided to renew the administrative detention, without trial or charge, of Mahmoud Al-Ramahi, secretary of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC) for four more months.

Ghussein denies the arrest of Abu Eita or any of Fatah activists in Gaza
PIC - The Palestinian government has denied the arrest of Fayez Abu Eita, Fatah spokesman in Gaza, or any Fatah activists or cadres .

Arouri: Assault on Sayed is a criminal act
PIC - Hamas political bureau member, Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri who is responsible for the captives’ file has held the Zionist occupation fully responsibility for captives' lives in occupation jails.

Egyptian parliamentary delegation arrives in Gaza
PIC - A delegation of the Egyptian parliament arrived in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening via the Rafah border crossing in the first such visit by members of Egypt’s post revolution parliament.

Bardawil: Hamas united behind its leader Mishaal
PIC - Hamas leader Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil has denied differences among political bureau members of the movement regarding national reconciliation, Cairo agreement, and/or Doha declaration.

Hamas to Arab summit: Prioritize issue of Palestinian refugees in Iraq
PIC - The refugees’ department in Hamas movement has urged the Arab summiteers meeting in Baghdad on Thursday to prioritize the suffering of Palestinian refugees in Iraq.

IOF soldiers serve summonses to all liberated prisoners in Beit Ummar
PIC - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed Beit Ummar village, north of Al-Khalil, in a pre-dawn raid on Wednesday and served summonses to all liberated prisoners, local sources said.

Tadamun unveils details of torturing Sayed in Gilboa prison
PIC - The international Tadamun society for human rights revealed the circumstances of the brutal assault on prisoner Abbas Assayed that happened six days ago in Gilboa prison.

Al-Qassam Brigades vows to avenge torture of prisoner Sayed
PIC - Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, warned to respond to what happened to its leader Abbas Assayed and to punish the perpetrators.

Palestine, Sri Lanka Discuss Tourist, Economic Cooperation
WAFA - 22:01-SRI LANKA, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) - Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Kholoud Diabes, Wednesday discussed with the Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rashid Bathiuddeen possible...

Prison Officers Conclude Training Courses in Quelling Prison Disorder
WAFA - 21:52-JERICHO, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) - Twenty Palestinian prison officers from the Corrections and Rehabilitations Centers Department (CRCD) concluded on Wednesday multi-skills training courses in combating

Dutch-Funded Program to Support Civil Police
WAFA - 21:45-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 – A 5 million euro Dutch-funded program to support the Palestinian civil police was launched in Ramallah on Wednesday, according to a statement issued...

Palestinians and Israelis Stand far apart on Peace, says Joint Poll
WAFA - 14:10-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) – A joint Palestinian-Israeli poll published Wednesday showed the two sides standing very far apart on how to make peace. According to the...

Balance of Payment Deficit up by 29.9% in Q4
WAFA - 13:39-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) – Balance of payment deficit for the Palestinian Territory increased by 29.9% in fourth quarter 2011 compared to the previous quarter, a joint...

Telecom Ministry Accuses Israel of Hindering IT Sector
WAFA - 13:03-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) accused Israel of hindering growth of the Palestinian telecommunication sector in clear violation of signed agreements, said a...

Palestinian Court Extends Arrest of Journalist
WAFA - 12:42-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) – A Palestinian court Wednesday extended the arrest of journalist Yousef al-Shayeb for 15 days pending investigation of charges of slander and defamation...

Newspapers Review: UN Says Slim Chances for Resumption of Negotiations, Daily
WAFA - 12:26-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) – The prime headline in Wednesday’s issue of al-Ayyam newspaper quoted a United Nations official saying there are slim chances for the resumption...

Soldiers in Full Uniform Hold Provocative Tour of Al-Aqsa
WAFA - 12:09-JERUSALEM, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) - Around 100 Israeli soldiers in full uniform took a tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday, which Muslim leaders...

Tax Collectors Raid Silwan Shops, Clash with Residents
WAFA - 11:20-JERUSALEM, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli tax collectors backed by a large police force raided shops in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan Wednesday and seized goods...

Weather Forecast: Rain Showers on Most Areas
WAFA - 11:02-RAMALLAH, March 28, 2012 (WAFA) – Weather on Wednesday is partially cloudy to cloudy with rain showers on most areas, according to the Palestine Weather Forecast. Winds are...

Syria agrees to U.N. envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan
LA Times 28 Mar 2012 - Opposition figures are skeptical, saying the agreement is another stalling tactic by President Bashar Assad. The U.N. says the death toll has reached 9,000. Syria on Tuesday agreed to a peace plan put forward by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, but fighting raged on...

Iraqi woman mourned as husband seeks help in finding killer
LA Times 28 Mar 2012 - Shaima Alawadi is remembered at a service before her body is taken to Iraq for burial. Police refuse to rule out a hate crime, saying they have not determined a motive. LAKESIDE, Calif. — The husband of an Iraqi immigrant who was savagely beaten in...

Netanyahu and Barak Forge a Bond on Israel’s Iran Crisis
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have formed an unexpected bond on the matter of Iran’s threat and in considering what must be done about it.

Ban Ki-moon Presses Assad on Peace Plan
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, urged President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to immediately put into effect a peace plan that would rein in security forces.

Iranian Official Cites April 13 as Date For Nuclear Talks
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - Comments by Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi represented one more step in a diplomatic minuet playing out against a backdrop of speculation about a possible military strike by Israel.

Islamic Lending Grows as Western Banks Take Breather
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - In the first three months of 2012, $6 billion of sukuk were sold in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, almost as much as in the whole of 2011.

Bahrain's Shiite-Sunni Animosities Linger on Campus a Year After Clashes
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - Since Shiite and Sunni students violently clashed in March 2011 at the Univeristy of Bahrain, a sectarian division appears to be unbridgeable while a fear of the other haunts them.

In Turkish Restoration, a Violent History Unearthed
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - A historic citadel is being made into an ambitious museum, but human remains found there have turned the project into a contested rather than galvanizing event.

Creating a Place for Contemporary Art
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - Events like Art Dubai, an annual art fair, are helping establish contemporary art as a part of the cultural scene in the Middle East.

Assad Accepts Cease-Fire; Opponents Are Skeptical
New York Times 28 Mar 2012 - The acceptance by President Bashar al-Assad of Syria of a United Nations envoy’s cease-fire proposal belied a new outbreak of bloodletting on the Syria-Lebanon border.

Netanyahu’s office signs off on plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouin
Mondoweiss - link to www.haaretz.com link to english.wafa.ps link to english.wafa.ps link to english.wafa.ps link to english.pnn.ps link to www.uruknet.info link to english.wafa.ps link to www.jordanvalleysolidarity.org link to palestinesolidarityproject.org link to www.haaretz.com link to www.maannews.net link to www.maannews.net link to english.pnn.ps link to english.wafa.ps link to www.maannews.net link...

Sen. Cardin tells how he and Hillary Clinton muscled foreign ambassadors to block ‘anti-American’ Palestinian statehood
Mondoweiss - Senator Cardin While 2600 participants gathered in downtown Washington this weekend for the third annual J Street conference, another group of about 250 Jews met at a synagogue in the DC suburb of Chevy Chase Sunday night to hear Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and Israeli diplomat...

‘We must expel Arabs and take their place’: Institute for Palestine Studies publishes 1937 Ben-Gurion letter advocating the expulsion of Palestinians
Mondoweiss - From the Institute for Palestine Studies : On 3 November 2011, the self-appointed media watchdog CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) informed the Journal of Palestine Studies of an incorrect citation in an article by Illan Pappé (“The 1948 Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”)...

Sullivan unmasks Goldberg as a propagandist for Netanyahu’s ‘lies, bluffs and deceptions’ aimed at getting us into war
Mondoweiss -   Jeffrey Goldberg (Getty)   J effrey Goldberg is the gatekeeper of the American discourse on Israel. But somebody's getting under his skin-- Andrew Sullivan. Andrew Sullivan Iran or the settlements? These are the two competing narratives, and Sully is in the way. As far as...

Hey girl, feeling bad about the Park Slope Co-op vote?
Mondoweiss - Maybe this will help - Thanks Ryan . For background on the Co-op vote see this , this and this .

Bibi: First We’ll Take Tehran, Then We’ll Take Istanbul
Tikun Olam - Tweet Oil and gas fields in eastern Mediterranean Yesterday, brought ominous news regarding yet another aggressive Israeli projection of its military power in the Mideast.  Since 1967, with but a few exceptions (Osirak being one), Israel has mainly satisfied itself by retaining dominance over its frontline...

March 2012-03-27, Syrian Crisis Updated
Voltaire Network 27 Mar 2012 - Homs [President Bashar Al-Assad visits the residents, the military and security force of Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs and inspects the damages buildings due to the clashes happened in the neighborhood. >http://www.documents.sy/videos.php?...] Insurgents kidnap Fawaz Al-Hashimey, who is the financial director of Homs, nearby Bsas exit...

Ghana: Israeli Company Commended - for Completing Sea Defence Project On Time
allAfrica.com 28 Mar 2012 - [Accra Mail] The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah has expressed appreciation to the Amandi Construction Limited, an Israeli construction firm, for constructing a 2.7-kilometer sea defense wall and a tarred road from Atorkor-Dzifa to Dzifa-Anyanui in the Volta Region.

South Africa: DA Welcomes Investigation Into DTI 'Letters of Support' for Possible Sanctions-Busting Business in Iran
allAfrica.com 28 Mar 2012 - [DA] The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies' announcement that letters of support, provided by the Department of Trade and Industry to a company looking to do business in Iran, in potential violation of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran,...

Revitalizing the Arab Peace Initiative Ten Years Later
Arab American Institute 27 Mar 2012 - The Arab American Institute (AAI), J-Street and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are hosting a panel today on Capitol Hill today to discuss revitalizing American political efforts in favor of the stalled Arab Peace Initiative as an attainable path to Israeli-Palestine peace. Since its introduction...

Syria clashes as Arab states meet
BBC 28 Mar 2012 - Fighting continues in Syria as the Arab League meets over the crisis, with the government in Damascus rejecting co-operation with its peace moves.

Mofaz wins Israel opposition vote
BBC 28 Mar 2012 - Israel's main opposition party, Kadima, has elected the former defence minister and army chief, Shaul Mofaz, as its new leader.

'Dozens killed' in Libya clashes
BBC 28 Mar 2012 - Fighting between rival militias around the southern Libyan town of Sabha leaves at least 70 people dead, officials say.

Work begins on Egypt constitution
BBC 28 Mar 2012 - An assembly of 100 Egyptians given the task of writing a new constitution begins its work, despite the withdrawal of liberal and secularists.

(en) Britain, Catalyst* #29 p3- Electricians beat back BESNA + Women council workers win + Interview: John Foley, + Employment tribunal rules
A-infos 28 Mar 2012 - Electricians beat back BESNA ---- Firms drop proposed 35% pay cut after direct action campaign from ‘Sparks’ ---- Electricians are celebrating a major breakthrough in their battle to stop a coordinated attempt by some of Britain’s biggest construction firms to deskill their jobs and impose pay...

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