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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Israeli settlers looted olive trees in Nablus
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 06, 2010 - 16:46, On wendesday afternoon,Israeli settlers cut down dozens of olive trees and looted the harvested fruits from villages of Yanoun and al-Hawara near the city of Nablus.

Israeli Army Intensified Its Military Operations In Hebron
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 06, 2010 - 12:42, On Wendesday, the Israeli army intensified its military operations in Hebron, in the southern West Bank

Israeli army invaded several neighbourhoods in Jerusalem
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 06, 2010 - 11:45, Israeli army invaded many Palestinian houses in Batin al-Hawa neighbourhood, of Silwan, just outside the walls of the Old City and near to the al-Aqsa mosque.

Israel Plans A New Gate Into Jerusalem Walls
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 06, 2010 - 09:52, Israel is preparing a plan reportedly meant for renovating sections of the occupied Old City of Jerusalem, including opening a gate in the City’s walls for the first time since 1898.

Egypt says Would Facilitate Passage Of Artery Of Life Into Gaza
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 06, 2010 - 08:54, Zaher Beerawi of Viva Palestina 5 stated that Egypt promised to facilitate the entry of the convoy into Egypt, and that Cairo is interested in insuring that humanitarian supplies make it into the besieged coastal region.

Israeli Siege Claims the Life Of Gaza Infant
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 06, 2010 - 08:05, Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Tuesday, that a 30-day old infant died due to sharp shortages in medical supplies and medical equipment in Gaza Strip hospitals, induced by the siege imposed by Israel.

Airstrikes reported in central Gaza
10/7/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes fired on multiple sites in the central Gaza Strip early Thursday, witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of injury. Airstrikes targeted security installations in northern and western Gaza City as well as a residential area in western Gaza. Smoke was seen rising over the city as ambulances....

Settlers damage trees after harvesting olives, locals say
10/6/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers damaged 16 olives trees belonging to residents in the Nablus region on Wednesday after harvesting the olives and depriving several families of their income source, the village council chief said. Rashed Mazar, Yanun village chief, told Ma'an that residents saw settlers from the Gideonim outpost in the....

Report: Israel mulls new gate in J'lem Old City
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel's Jerusalem municipality will continue discussing a plan to break part of East Jerusalem's Old City walls to create a new gate to accommodate Jewish worshipers near the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Israeli media reported Wednesday. According to Israeli daily Haaretz, Israel's municipal Planning and Building.... Related: Haaretz: Will the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem be breached...?

Islamic Jihad charges PA with life of prisoner
10/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad sent a statement to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, saying it held the government solely responsible for the life of its captured leader. Khader Adnanm, detained by PA forces on Wednesday, was cited in a warning delivered by 12 Gaza factions sent to the PA that security officers.... Related: Islamic Jihad says PA out to ban movement

Report: Israeli minister threatens PA development
10/6/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan threatened on Tuesday to do his utmost to prevent construction of the new Palestinian city of Rawabi if his demands weren't met, an Israeli newspaper reported. The Jerusalem Post, an English-language Israeli daily, reported Wednesday that Erdan, during a visit to the planned....

Mother, son speak after Jerusalem interrogations
10/6/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Testimonials from the recently released wife and son of a Jerusalem Islamic Jihad leader indicate that the evidence used to detain the two was based on records from a confiscated phone and conjecture. The detention of Jihad, 17, and Lina Quos, 40, the wife and son of Islamic Jihad leader Naser....

Rachel Corrie trial resumes
10/6/2010 - HAIFA, Israel (Ma'an) -- The Haifa District Court will resume hearings on Thursday in the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie's family against the State of Israel for her unlawful killing in Rafah. Corrie, a US student and International Solidarity Movement activist, was crushed to death on 16 March 2003 by Caterpillar....

Solidarity group says activist denied entry to Israel
10/6/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden said an affiliated activist entering Israel via the country's Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday afternoon was "blackmailed" into deportation. Niklas Berg, the Stockholm, Sweden-based project coordinator for the group, was on his way to visit programs run by the agency and funded by....

Israel army: Projectile strikes Negev
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel late Wednesday, the Israeli army said. An Israeli military spokesman told Ma'an that the projectile landed inside Israel but close to the border with Gaza. There were no reports of damage or injury. Israeli news reports said a....

Fatah welcomes boycott of Jerusalem OECD summit
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Fatah said Wednesday it welcomed the decision by two member states to boycott a tourism summit in Jerusalem in mid-October, calling on other countries to follow suit. Britain and Spain said they would not be sending delegates to the Industry and Policy Approaches to Foster Green Growth Tourism summit held in.... Related: Al Jazeera: Row over Jerusalem tourism meeting

Ministry fails to reimburse West Bank farmers
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- West Bank farmers say they feel betrayed by the Palestinian Authority finance and agriculture ministries, after failing to meet promises of support for farmers whose land lies close to Israel's separation wall. Speaking to Ma'an, farmers from different West Bank areas slated for confiscation for the separation....

In photos: Israelis, Palestinians rally in Beit Fajjar
10/6/2010 - MaanImages / Luay Sababa - Clashes in the West Bank village of Beit Fajjar erupted on 5 October following a demonstration that saw Israelis and Palestinians march together in universal condemnation of the burning of a West Bank mosque, apparently by extremist settlers, the day before....

Israel opens 2 Gaza crossings
10/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian crossings officials were informed that Israel would partially open two crossings into Gaza on Wednesday for the transfer of aid and fuel. Palestinian liaison official Raed Fattouh said approximately 240 truckloads of goods for the commercial and agriculture sectors would be permitted entry through the Kerem Shalom crossing in....

'Hamas Qassams headed toward LA'
10/6/2010 - LOS ANGELES (Ma'an) -- An Israeli hospital began using remnants of homemade projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip as part of a fundraising drive in the United States, organizers claimed. Supporters of Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, southern Israel, said they brought to Los Angeles remnants of the weapons used by some Palestinian military....

Egypt will 'spare no efforts' to save peace talks
10/6/2010 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday that Cairo would work to ensure that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian authority would not collapse over Israel's settlement construction, Egyptian media reported Wednesday. Speaking on Tuesday at a ceremony marking the Yom Kippur War, Mubarak Egypt would "spare no effort....

US condemns latest West Bank mosque arson
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The US condemned "in the strongest terms" the setting fire to a mosque in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a statement issued by the State Department read."We condemn this attack in the strongest terms and call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice," the statement read, as the Palestinian Authority launch....

EU provides its largest contribution this year
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The EU transferred €37 million to Palestinian Authority accounts for the payment of civil servant salaries, a statement said on Wednesday, noting the transfer was the largest in the calendar year. The largest portion of the donation came from the Spanish government, contributing €30 million, " in the framework of....

PFLP urges family of filmed detainee to sue Israeli army
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine urged the family of the woman filmed blindfolded and handcuffed by an Israeli soldier as his colleague danced around her to file suit against the Israeli army. The PFLP said in a statement Wednesday that a legal suit was necessary to prosecute the....

Fatah: Statements from Gaza aim to sabotage unity talks
10/6/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Fatah accused Hamas leaders in Gaza of attempting to sabotage ongoing unity talks on Tuesday by releasing statements "aimed at increasing tension and blowing off efforts to arrive at unity," a statement issued by a party spokesman read. Ahmad Asaf said charges of collaboration launched at Fatah by Hamas leader Salah....

Hamas: PA forces detain 8 West Bank affiliates
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas accused Palestinian Authority security forces of detaining eight affiliates of the Islamist movement in the West Bank and summoning dozens, a statement issued Wednesday read. Hamas said the detentions were carried out in the central district of Ramallah, the southern district of Hebron and the northern district of Qalqiliya. On....

Hamas says shaky unity talks to move forward
10/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah will continue in spite of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the peace process, Hamas officials indicated Wednesday. Leaders from the rival parties will meet 20 October in Damascus as part of a series of ongoing talks between high-ranking officials that have taken place in Damascus and....

Islamic Jihad says PA out to ban movement
10/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza said their West Bank counterparts had been asked by Palestinian Authority security forces to sign a document acknowledging a ban against the movement. Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza Daoud Shehab told Ma'an that several leaders were summoned to West Bank intelligence offices and.... Related: Islamic Jihad charges PA with life of prisoner

Nablus to host mass wedding on Thursday
10/6/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Nablus officials said the local government would sponsor a mass wedding on Thursday at the Jamal Abdul Nasser Park in the center of the city. Taysir Nasrallah, the general coordinator for the event, said officials were working hard to prepare for the day. He said the event's patron, President....

Police detain man for trading sexual stimulants
10/6/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian police seized quantities of pills, including smuggled Viagra tablets, during an arrest at a home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday. A police report said surveillance revealed the suspect, and a search of the home revealed 650 Viagra pills and several cases of bottles containing a....

Assad: Chances of Israel-Syria peace deal up in the air
Ha'aretz - Syrian president says that western efforts to renew Israel-Syria peace talks are focusing on finding common ground; says chances of success are unknown.

Labor expects new settlement freeze as payoff for loyalty oath
Ha'aretz - Junior coalition partner furious after PM hands victory to right-wingers with backing for citizenship requirement of pledging loyalty to 'Jewish democratic state.'

Jerusalem mayor rejects city's partition
Ha'aretz - Sharing Israel's capital with Palestinians would bring 'a Trojan horse into the heart of the city', says Nir Barkat in Washington.

Victory for Israel's right as 'Jewish state' loyalty oath nears vote
Ha'aretz - After intense negotiations, Netanyahu loses battle to soften controversial citizen's declaration, paving the way for approval in the Knesset., PM responds to outrage over YouTube showing IDF soldier belly-dancing beside a bound and handcuffed Palestinian woman.

Livni tells UN to mind its own business over flotilla probe
Ha'aretz - Outside intervention in Israel's right to combat terrror 'unacceptable,' opposition leader tells Ban Ki-moon in New York.

Syria celebrates anniversary of 1973 war with Israel
Ha'aretz - Bashar al-Assad prays at the 'Monument of the Unknown Soldier' to mark 37 years since Arab forces brought Israel to the brink of defeat with a surprise attack.

Hamas threatens attack on Palestinian Authority officials
Ha'aretz - Despite efforts toward Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, Hamas spokesperson says group will strike PA officials if they continue to arrest Hamas members.

Clinton: Mideast peace can undercut global terror threat
Ha'aretz - Former president says resolving long-running conflict would have knock on effect on Syria's support of Hezbollah, Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Vice President Biden to headline North American Jewry conference
Ha'aretz - The Jewish Federation's annual conference, this year to be held in New Orleans, regularly draws high profile politicians from the U.S. and Israel

Hamas wing threatens PA leadership
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - Hamas' military wing on Wednesday threatened to target Palestinian Authority officials "if PA security forces continue to detain and sue resistance activists in the West Bank." Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Ubayda read a statement on behalf of 12 military groups in the Gaza Strip saying "we are fed up with the PA security's behavior in...

10 days after settlement freeze expires, 350 new units under construction
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - A Haaretz investigation reveals that since the building freeze in the West Bank was lifted ten days ago, bulldozers have been working furiously on the construction of 350 new housing units in various settlements. As the end of the freeze approached, the settlements have made great efforts to launch a massive building campaign in response....

Israel is now punishing Palestinians shamelessly
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - Behind a modest desk with a view of Beit Jala sits a nameless Shin Bet security service officer who is very pleased with himself. He has just saved the Jewish people in Israel from yet another grave security risk by preventing a 47-year-old woman, for five weeks now, from going abroad for urgent medical tests....

'And then the night came down'Families of Palestinian-Israelis killed at the start of the second intifada are still fighting for justice a decade on.
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - It has been 10 years since the October 2000 events that saw 13 unarmed Palestinians killed by Israeli police. Last Friday, more than 6,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel gathered in the Galilee village of Kfar Kana. Waving Palestinian flags and gripping pictures of their dead sons they marched through the town to commemorate the bloodshed....

Times Square bomber: Cause and effect in the War on Terror
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - Faisal Shahzad was sentenced by a federal judge to life in prison yesterday for his attempted bombing of Times Square, a crime for which he previously pleaded guilty. Aside from proving yet again how uniquely effective our real judicial system is (as opposed to military commissions or lawless detention) in convicting and punishing Terrorists (see...

Israeli Siege Claims the Life Of Gaza Infant
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Tuesday, that a 30-day old infant died due to sharp shortages in medical supplies and medical equipment in Gaza Strip hospitals, induced by the siege imposed by Israel. The infant was identified as Mo’taz Hani Abu Nada, 30 days old. He was born with a heart defect...

Boy used as human shield by Israeli soldiers speaks out
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - Majid Rabah, age 11, had a broad smile on his face as he relaxed at his family's apartment in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City on Monday, 4 October. He had just heard the news that the two Israeli soldiers who had used him as a human shield had been convicted of their crime...

Israeli Police Given Protection for Killing
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - A peaceful morning is interrupted by the sounds of an Israeli helicopter circling overhead -- often a sign of trouble on the ground. Later Sunday the news broke -- a Palestinian man was shot dead in the village of Issawiya by Israeli paramilitary border police as he tried to enter Israel in search of work....

Israeli fire injures fourth Gaza worker in week
Uruknet October 5, 2010 - A man identified by medics as a laborer was shot by Israeli fores in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon, as he was collecting stone aggregates for a construction company. Medical services coordinator in Gaza Adham Abu Silmiyyeh said a 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound in the left leg and was transferred by...

No mention of settlement freeze at Israel cabinet meeting
Uruknet October 5, 2010 - During its weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, the Israeli prime minister and his seven top ministers did not discuss extending a temporary moratorium on settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli media reported. Contrary to prior reports, the ministers only discussed Israel's preparation for flotillas to Gaza, and the work of the UN's Turkel...

YouTube clip shows IDF soldier belly-dancing beside bound Palestinian woman
Uruknet October 4, 2010 - A video uploaded to YouTube shows an Israel Defense Forces soldier wriggling in a belly dance beside a bound and handcuffed Palestinian woman, to the cheers of his comrades who were documenting the incident. The IDF's internal investigation department ordered an immediate probe into the matter after the Ch. 10 television program Tzinor Laila caught...

Confiscating Childhood
5 Oct 2010 - Palestine, October 5, (Pal Telegraph) -Thirteen is the age for a lot of things; it carries a certain significance for every boy that reaches that age with all the promises that life has to offer; it's a time when boys get their first bike, enjoy their favorite video games, make it into the school's football squad, it's a time when...

Jordan rejects TV jamming charge
AlJazeera 6 Oct 2010 - Ministry of Information in Amman denies that Jordan was behind disrupting Al Jazeera's 2010 World Cup broadcast signals.

Rabbis visit burnt West Bank mosque
AlJazeera 6 Oct 2010 - Jewish religious leaders hand over Qurans in symbolic act of peace after mosque was apparently attacked by settlers.

Netanyahu, Abbas and the legitimacy deficit | Shlomo Ben-Ami
The Guardian 6 Oct 2010 - The Palestinian president is too weak and compromised to accept any final settlement with which Netanyahu can live Since its inception in Oslo almost two decades ago, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been stymied by the...

Netanyahu condemns YouTube humiliation of Palestinian prisoner
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Wednesday to the recent scandal YouTube video scandal posted by a member of the Israeli military. The video showed an Israeli military official belly-dancing around and humiliating...

Israel allows Druze citizens to visit holy sites in Syria
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - For the first time, Israel will allow 300 of its Druze citizens to visit holy sites in Syria that are significant to the Druze religion, Ynet news reported Wednesday. Before this, only residents of...

Livni tells UN to stay out of flotilla investigation
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni has accused the United Nation's appointment of a panel to investigate May's flotilla incident of being "unacceptable" as it intervenes with Israeli affairs, Haaretz reported Wednesday. "Any international intervention...

The lobby's shame
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Reading David Grossman's To The End Of The Land led me to wonder why J Street is lambasted for accepting support from George Soros while the "pro-Israel" lobby is never called upon to account for supporting...

Arab League's to decide on Palestinian involvement in peace talks
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - The members of the Arab League are to meet on Friday in Libya to discuss the Palestinian prospect of continuing with the direct negotiations with Israel after the September 26th expiration of the West...

"Jewish State" loyalty oath to become Israeli law
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and fellow officials in his office were expected to approve the amendments to the Israeli Citizenship Law, requiring those who seek Israeli citizenship to swear their allegiance to "the...

Hamas threatens retaliation against Palestinian Authority
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Despite the ongoing Fatah-Hamas reconciliation efforts, the militant political faction Hamas has threatened to retaliate against the Western-backed Palestinian Authority should the arresting of Hamas officials continue, Haaretz reported Wednesday. A Hamas mural in...

Palestinian-American teens the Judeh sisters are tennis all-stars
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Two Palestinian-American teenage sisters are quickly becoming the pride of many in the Washington, DC metro area and the Mid-Atlantic region for their impressive achievements in the US Tennis Association. [The Judeh sisters in...

Syria FM: Working with Saudi Arabia for stable Lebanon
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem has said that his country is working with Saudi Arabia to ensure a stable Lebanon. The Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal met with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed...

Haaretz: 350 new construction projects in settlements
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - A Haaretz invesitgation has revealed that in the ten days since the expiration of the settlement freeze, construction on 350 housing units in settlements has begun. The head of the Yesha Council, the council...

Renovation plan for Western Wall upsets Palestinians
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - A recently approved renovation plan in the Old City of Jerusalem will completely change the Western Wall plaza, JTA reports . According to the design, the main entrance at the Dung Gate will be replaced...

Rabbis from settlement bring message of peace to village of mosque attack
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - A small group of settler rabbis from Gush Etzion visited the site of the burnt mosque in the West Bank village of Beit Fajjar bringing new Qurans with them to replace those that were...

US cautions against Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - US says it respects Lebanese sovereignty, but thinks Ahmadinejad's visit is a bad idea Washington - The US has voiced its concerns over the planned visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon next week. In...

Imam from Qom stresses unity of all faiths
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Qom, Iran - I remember when I was a teenager in Tehran the following verse from the Qur'an was frequently recited after prayers at Al-Anbiyā, our local mosque: "The Messenger believes in that which has been...

Water more important than oil for Middle East peace
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Tel Aviv - People often associate the Middle East with oil. But in the region's cities, villages and farms, access to a different resource is becoming rather problematic: water. Addressing this issue can not only ensure...

Include women to move the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Washington, DC - As the Israeli-Palestinian talks stall, the United States should consider this opportunity to reassess the negotiation process more broadly. Previous talks have suffered from lack of both transparency and inclusiveness: for most of...

Indonesians fighting terror through comics
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Jakarta - The mere mention of the word "terrorism" is enough to strike fear in the hearts of people all over the world. It reminds us that the threat of radicalism is alive and well and...

Youth drama tackles religious tolerance in Lebanon
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Mrouj, Lebanon - Kilna Bil Hayy (Arabic for "All of Us in the Neighbourhood") is a weekly Lebanese television drama that tells the story of six children who live in the same neighbourhood and attend the...

There is no word to describe reverse anti-Semitism
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - There was a time when Jews were hated more than any other people. They were targeted by anti-Semitism and they knew what it was like to be hated. But these days, I wonder if Jews have...

A new Israeli colonial outpost and more
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - A new Israeli colonial outpost appeared near the colonies of Nokdim, Tekoa and Kfar El-David in the past few weeks. The new outpost consists of several caravans and semi-permanent structures in a valley to the east...

Et Tu J Street
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Certainly critics, particularly Isi Leibler of the Jerusalem Post in a column on September 30, hope that the recent contretemps fueled by J Street founder Jeremy Ben Ami's lack of clarity about J Street's funding sources...

Belly dancing soldier a symbol of the corruption of occupation
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - A short while back, IDF reservist Eden Abergil caused a controversy by celebrating her IDF service by posting a happy picture of herself on Facebook with bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners. Today, a barbaric video showed...

Disappointing attitude
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - In an e-mail exchange over the expulsions of Christian and Muslim Palestinians in the Israeli/Palestine conflict, my new acquaintance Yisrael pointed out to me that, "G-d led the Jewish people out of Egypt to conquer the...

I am Christine O'Donnell
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - Yes, it's true, I am Christine O'Donnell, and so are you if you watch her new campaign commercial below. (Please watch the commercial before reading further -- it will be 30 seconds of your life well...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maguire Deported from Israel
Alternative Information Center - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire was deported from Israel Tuesday morning (5 October) after the Supreme Court confirmed the decision to deny her entry, the Israeli Interior Ministry reported.

Resistance to Israel’s Separation Wall: Model of Bil’in Village
Alternative Information Center - In the Occupied Palestinian West Bank, a 770 km Separation Wall weaves in and out of Palestinian towns and villages separating Palestinians from their homes and land. The construction of this wall by Israel isolates 29...

Settlements in Jerusalem
Alternative Information Center - With over 200,000 illegal Israeli settlers currently living in East Jerusalem, the AIC spoke with political activist Mahmoud Jiddah about how settlements in Jerusalem's Old City impact the daily lives of Palestinians living there, and what...

Jerusalem Plans Extensive Renovations of Western Wall Plaza in Old City
Alternative Information Center - The Jerusalem Municipality’s Local Planning and Building Committee has approved a new plan to completely renovate the Western Wall Plaza.

Soldiers Attack Protesters Near Bethlehem
PNN - Bethlehem – PNN – Israeli soldiers used tear gas and sound bombs on Wednesday to suppress Palestinian and international demonstrators in the village of Beit Fajjar near the southern West Bank city...

Settlers Destroy Olive trees Near Nablus
PNN - Nablus – PNN – Israeli settlers destroyed on Wednesday olive trees that belongs to Palestinian farmers from the villages of Howwara and Yanon in northern West Bank. Villagers told local media that...

Canadian Premiere Of Zindeeq Thrills Sold-Out Crowd
PNN - Toronto – PNN - Last night, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) filled the AGO Cinema for the sold-out screening of the Canadian Premiere of Zindeeq. In attendance was writer, director and...

Another Youtube Scandal For The Israeli Military
PNN - PNN – Israeli television station Channel 10 aired a film on Monday night of an Israeli soldier dancing on a Palestinian detainee. The new video showed an Israeli soldier dancing on a...

Hague warns settlements undermine Israel’s security
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - British Foreign Minister: We have no quarrel with the Iranian people, but will press on with biting sanctions.

Aharanovich vows to fight illegal arms, honor killings
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - On tour of Lod, Public Security Minister says this year alone, 60 grenades, 80 rifles, 4 pistols, 4 RPGs stolen from IDF storehouses.

IDF soldiers to battle for public opinion on US campuses
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Soldier will speak about challenges faced on everyday basis experiences during wars in hope to reach US audiences.

Ayalon to confront China over implementing Iran sanctions
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Deputy FM says devaluation of Iranian currency indicates sanctions starting to bite; will tell Beijing there is need to keep ‘foot on the gas’

Rivlin ‘positive’ PM won’t divide Jerusalem
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Knesset speaker tells ‘Post’ Netanyahu might agree to autonomy at Muslim holy sites, but not sovereignty; won't give in to US pressure.

Loyalty oath to 'Jewish state' set to be approved
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Changes to citizenship law would require new citizens to declare loyalty to Israel as "a Jewish and democratic state"; Braverman says decision would encourage efforts to delegitimize Israel around the world.

Government approves 'loyalty oath' language
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - "What we demand of the Palestinians, we also need to demand of ourselves," Netanyahu says of declaration that Israel is a Jewish and democratic state.

Ban Ki-moon urges no interference in Hariri tribunal
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - UN chief directs comments at Hizbullah, Syria who have been mounting a campaign to undermine the probe into former Lebanese PM's assassination.

Netanyahu slams humiliating videos of Palestinians
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - After latest video of soldier dancing around blindfolded Palestinian woman, PM says clips harm human dignity and embarrass the IDF.

Syria and Saudi Arabia cooperating on Lebanon
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Once bitter rivals, two countries want to avoid violence amid UN Hariri tribunal in Lebanon; Saudis were major Hariri supporters.

Syria and Saudi Arabia announce cooperation on Lebanon
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Once bitter rivals, two countries want to avoid violence amid UN Hariri tribunal in Lebanon; Saudis were major Hariri supporters.

Livni to Ban: UN must stop giving Ahmadinejad a stage
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Opposition leader meets UN secretary-general in New York; pleads for diplomatic sanctions against Iranian regime; objects to UN flotilla probe.

High Court rejects El Matan synagogue petition
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Petition sought to prevent Civil Administration from sealing up the illegally built synagogue in West Bank settlement.

Hamas armed wing threatens to target PA officials
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Despite reconciliation talks between the Palestinian factions, claims of detainment and torture of "activists" lead to threats of retribution.

Hamas's military wing threatens PA officials amidst arrests
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Despite reconciliation talks between the Palestinian factions, claims of detainment and torture in West Bank lead to threats of retribution.

Court weighs rejecting El Matan synagogue petition
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - State to the High Court: deny petition preventing the sealing of illegally built synagogue in El Matan; petitioner wants same hearing as Palestinian mosque-builders.

Shin Bet arrests 2 Israeli Arabs for plotting terror
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Sheikh is known for his anti-Israel and -US rhetoric, previously told the Pope he is not welcome in Nazareth.

Turkel C'tee summons two Israeli Arabs to testify
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Muhammad Zidan and Hamad Abu Dabus were aboard the "Mavi Marmara" when it attempted to break the blockade on Gaza.

'If we call up reservists, the world will say we attacked'
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Newly released protocols from mere hours before the Yom Kippur War broke out show Israel's hesitation to strike pre-emptively Egypt, Syria.

Education Min. denies Avital fired due to Darwinism remarks
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Darvasi: Having Avital in high position does harm to Israel because puts us in un-respectable place, has potential to damage children's education.”

Canada and Israel to cooperate on birding, environment
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Memorandum of understanding with Canadian province of Manitoba to remain in effect for 5 years; share common interest in preserving habitats.

MIDEAST: Israeli Police Given Protection for Killing
IPS A peaceful morning is interrupted by the sounds of an Israeli helicopter circling overhead -- often a sign of trouble on the ground. Later Sunday the news broke -- a Palestinian man was shot dead in the village of Issawiya by Israeli paramilitary border police as he tried to enter...

Assad: Chances of Israel-Syria peace deal up in the air
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Syrian president says that western efforts to renew Israel-Syria peace talks are focusing on finding common ground; says chances of success are unknown.

Labor expects new settlement freeze as payoff for loyalty oath
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Junior coalition partner furious after PM hands victory to right-wingers with backing for citizenship requirement of pledging loyalty to 'Jewish democratic state.'

Jerusalem mayor rejects city's partition
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Sharing Israel's capital with Palestinians would bring 'a Trojan horse into the heart of the city', says Nir Barkat in Washington.

Victory for Israel's right as 'Jewish state' loyalty oath nears vote
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - After intense negotiations, Netanyahu loses battle to soften controversial citizen's declaration, paving the way for approval in the Knesset., PM responds to outrage over YouTube showing IDF soldier belly-dancing beside a bound and handcuffed Palestinian woman.

Livni tells UN to mind its own business over flotilla probe
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Outside intervention in Israel's right to combat terrror 'unacceptable,' opposition leader tells Ban Ki-moon in New York.

Syria celebrates anniversary of 1973 war with Israel
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Bashar al-Assad prays at the 'Monument of the Unknown Soldier' to mark 37 years since Arab forces brought Israel to the brink of defeat with a surprise attack.

Hamas threatens attack on Palestinian Authority officials
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Despite efforts toward Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, Hamas spokesperson says group will strike PA officials if they continue to arrest Hamas members.

Clinton: Mideast peace can undercut global terror threat
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - Former president says resolving long-running conflict would have knock on effect on Syria's support of Hezbollah, Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Vice President Biden to headline North American Jewry conference
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - The Jewish Federation's annual conference, this year to be held in New Orleans, regularly draws high profile politicians from the U.S. and Israel

Wagner's great-granddaughter cancels Israel trip week before arrival
Ha'aretz - Katharina Wagner had been expected to announce that Israel Chamber Orchestra is invited to open annual Wagner festival next July.

10 days after settlement freeze expires, 350 new units under construction
Ha'aretz - West Bank settlers satisfied with the momentum; council chair: Building proceeding normally, not at a heightened pace.

Settlers replace Korans burnt in West Bank mosque attack
Ha'aretz - A group of settlers visit Bayt Fajr mosque to show solidarity with their Palestinian neighbors after Monday's vandalism incident.

Gaza Victims Trumped by Talks
Relief Web 6 Oct 2010 - Source: Human Rights Watch

Ban again urges Israel to restrain settlement building in occupied Palestinian territory
Relief Web 6 Oct 2010 - Source: UN News Service

Commission approves additional amount of €61.4 million in support for the Palestinian people in 2010
Relief Web 6 Oct 2010 - Source: European Commission

Update on UNHCR's global programmes and partnerships 2010
Relief Web 6 Oct 2010 - Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Palestinian woman featured in soldier's video to sue
YNet News - Ekhsan Debabseh says she filed a complaint with Israel human rights group....

MK: Bill Clinton must apologize over remarks on Russian immigrants
YNet News - Embassy says former US president 'private citizen who has right to speak his....

2 Qassams fired towards Negev; no injuries
YNet News - After five days of calm, Palestinian terrorists renew rocket attacks on Israel;....

Syria celebrates 37 years to Yom Kippur War
YNet News - Bashar Assad places flowers on Unknown Soldier's tomb during ceremony marking....

Nazareth imam suspected of aiding terror group
YNet News - Radical Islamic leader Nazem Abu Salim and another Israeli-Arab suspected of....

Turkel summons Arab-Israelis who took part in Gaza flotilla
YNet News - Head of Arab Monitoring Committee, Rahat resident who were aboard Turkish ship....

Palestinians: Settlers picked our olives
YNet News - Palestinians and settlers continue to clash over olive picking in the West Bank: The residents of a Palestinian village adjacent to Ramallah claimed that settlers .......

Israeli Druze to go on historic visit to Syria
YNet News - For the first time, Israel will permit 300 Druze citizens of the State to visit sites in Syria related to the Druze religion. Until now, only residents of four villages .......

Syria, Saudi Arabia work for stable Lebanon
YNet News - Syria's foreign minister says his country is working with Saudi Arabia to help ease tension in Lebanon. Syria and Saudi Arabia were once bitter rivals but recently .......

Hamas threatens retaliation against PA
YNet News - The armed wing of Hamas and its allies said Wednesday they would retaliate against the Western-backed Palestinian Authority if it continued to take action against their .......

EU Provides Its Largest Contribution This Year to PA’s Payment of Civil Servants' Salaries
WAFA - JERUSALEM, October 6, 2010 (WAFA)- The European Union is contributing €37 million (NIS 183,106,204) this month for the regular payment of salaries and pensions to 85,000 Palestinian civil servants

Palestinian Students Equipped to Gain Employment in Reconstruction of Nahr El-Bared
WAFA - BEIRUT, October 6, 2010 (WAFA)-  171 Palestinian students graduated from UNRWA's North Training Centre (NTC), in the presence of the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Beirut,

EC Approves Additional Amount of €614 M in Support for Palestinian People
WAFA - BRUSSELS, October 6, 2010 (WAFA)- The European Commission decided on October 5, 2010 to provide an additional financial package worth €61.4 million for the Occupied Palestinian Territory under the

EUPOL COPPS Supports Development of Tourist Police
WAFA - RAMALLAH, October 6, 2010 (WAFA)- The Working Group on Tourist Police which has been recently created within the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) met for its first time with experts from EUPOL COPPS’

Palestinian woman in Israeli army video clip 'humiliated'
Daily Star 6 Oct 2010 NUBA, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian woman described on Wednesday how she was "humiliated" when Israeli soldiers filmed her in detention, one of them belly dancing close to her as she stood blindfolded against a wall. "I...

Israel may halt new Palestinian city over 'green concerns'
Daily Star 6 Oct 2010 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel's hawkish environment minister, who backs continuing Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, said Wednesday he was seeking to halt construction of a new Palestinian city over "green" concerns. Gilad Erdan told Israel's...

Woman humiliated in video to sue Israeli army
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Woman to sue Israeli army after soldier taped dancing around her while she was blindfolded and cuffed.

Paris to host Abbas-Netanyahu meeting on Oct. 21
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - France may host a meeting between Mahmoud Abbas, Netanyahu, and Hilary Clinton in Paris on October 21.

Hamas condemns military verdicts against its supporters
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Hamas in a statement on Wednesday condemned the "political, oppressive" verdicts passed by "the so-called military courts" in the West Bank.

350 units under construction after settlement freeze ended
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Israeli authorities began construction on 350 new settlement units throughout occupied Palestinian territories since the end of the settlement freeze on September 26, Haaretz reported.

Haneyya confers with Red Cross team on Palestinian prisoners
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya conferred with a delegation of the Red Cross on the latter's activities in the Palestinian lands and the Israeli ban on visits to prisoners.

Dweik asks Arab summit to provide protection for holy shrines
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Dr. Aziz Dweik has asked the extraordinary Arab summit to be held in Libya next Saturday to include protection of holy Islamic shrines in occupied Palestine on its agenda.

Abu Sha'ar warns of religious war between Muslims and Jews in O. Jerusalem
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Palestinian minister of religious affairs Taleb Abu Sha'ar warned that a devastating war is likely to happen between Muslims and Jews as a result of Israel's escalating Judaization plans.

Palestinian business forum encourages projects in support of O. Jerusalem
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - The second conference of the Palestinian business forum held in Istanbul urged the Palestinian and Arab businessmen to actively adopt development projects in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Families of Diyab and Shreim appeal to int'l organizations to help free them
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - The families of Alaa Diyab and Abdulfattah Shreim appealed to human rights organizations to pressure the Judicial system in the West Bank to revoke the unjust decisions issued against their sons.

Bardawil calls on upcoming Arab summit to end peace talks
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Hamas leader Salah Bardawil called on upcoming Arab summit in Libya to denounce the PA’s “pointless” peace talks with Israel.

Stronger Hezbollah Emboldened for Fights Ahead
New York Times 6 Oct 2010 - Hezbollah has rebuilt, rearmed and repopulated southern Lebanon since its 2006 war with Israel.

Netanyahu Examines Offer on Settlement Freeze
New York Times 6 Oct 2010 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is weighing whether an American proposal to prolong a settlement freeze would destroy his coalition.

Shooting Of Children 'Will Continue' In Gaza's Buffer Zone
Palestine Monitor - New research from Defence for Children International (DCI) shows that Gazan children are routinely fired upon if they stray too close to the border fence. They have documented 10 cases since May, of which six took place beyond Israel's stated exclusion zone of 300m. Many more...

Replanting The Saffa Valley
Palestine Monitor - In Palestine, planting trees has become a courageous act of resistance against the ever-encroaching settlements on Palestinian agricultural land. On Sunday, 3 October, farmers and international activists joined together to launch the Palestine Solidarity Project's campaign to replant the Saffa Valley. For the first two months...

‘Death to the Arabs’ is graffiti in Jewish holy site in occupied E. Jerusalem
Mondoweiss - Writes a friend: This is the tomb of Simon the Righteous, the one near the houses stolen by the settlers in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem [the neighborhood that the Obama administration did nothing to stop house evictions in]. To be precise, the "Tomb" site contains two...

‘When history speaks’ for Israel in the Times it leaves out the Palestinians
Mondoweiss - Rémi Brulin, an adjunct professor at New York University who is completing his dissertation entitled "The US Discourse on Terrorism Since 1945, and how The New York Times has Covered the Issue of Terrorism" (more here ), sent us the following in response an article that ran in...

Goldberg’s Goldstone smear
Mondoweiss - Jeffrey Goldberg's recent attack on J Street included a swipe at Justice Richard Goldstone. Emphasis mine: J Street helped arrange visits by Judge Richard Goldstone, the South African jurist appointed by the U.N. to investigate the most recent conflict in Gaza, to Capitol Hill. Goldstone's work,...

Mearsheimer: ‘Israel, with the help of the lobby, is effectively committing national suicide’
Mondoweiss - Cléa Thouin, assistant editor for the Journal of Palestine Studies , interviews John Mearsheimer on " The State of the Israel Lobby and Obama ":

Obama’s toast. Time for the Europeans to step in
Mondoweiss - Gil Maguire posts at the Irish Moses blog : President Obama’s apparent inability or unwillingness to force Israel to continue its partial settlement freeze has become an embarrassment. Since the U.S. has proved incapable of being an honest broker and standing up to the Israelis, it should...

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