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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thirty Students Wounded After Inhaling Gas Fired By The Army Near Hebron
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 12:19, On Thursday morning, thirty Palestinian students were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers fired tear gas bombs at them in the village of Beit Ummar near the northern part of Hebron They were commemorating the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat.

Egyptian Flags “Made In Israel”
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 12:09, An Egyptian paper reported that it managed to obtain documents from the Egyptian ministry of Trade and Finance revealing that a number of Egyptian businessmen imported Egyptian flags that were made in Israel.

Clinton: "We Do Not Support Unilateral Steps"
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 12:06, On Wednesday, at a videoconference with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Washington, the U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton declared that the U.S. will not support any unilateral step related to the Israel-Palestinian dialogue.

Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Sheep Farm in the Village of al-Issaweyeh, Jerusalem
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 11:30, Palestinian sources in Jerusalem reported, on Thursday, that bulldozers belonging to the Israeli controlled Jerusalem municipality demolished a sheep and horse farm in al-Issaweyeh village in North East Jerusalem.

Palestinian Factions Plan To Continue Dialogue In December
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 11:07, On Wednesday, the talks between the two main Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, ended in Damascus without an agreement regarding to the security issues. The two factions agreed to continue the talks after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha next week, according to an AFP report from Damascus, where the talks are taking place.

Israeli Settler Attacks Two Palestinian Children and Elderly Woman
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 10:40, Palestinian sources reported on Thursday that two Palestinian children and an elderly woman were wounded when an Israeli settler from the settlement of Tekoa, southeast of Bethlehem, attacked them with stones.

Hamas In Gaza Refuses To Authorize Arafat's Commemoration Ceremonies
IMEMC - 11 Nov 2010 - Thursday November 11, 2010 - 09:45, The Fatah movement reported that its request to be allowed to hold a public ceremony commemorating the late President, Yasser Arafat, was rejected by the Hamas police in Gaza City.

Clashes as Israel demolishes East Jerusalem building
11/12/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities demolished part of a Palestinian-owned sheep barn in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Isawiya on Thursday, the owners said. Photojournalists with the PA government news service WAFA captured the demolition, which officials at the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem said they had nothing to do with. An Israeli police spokesman....

School closes 'to avoid Israeli raid'
11/11/2010 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces surrounded a school in the northern West Bank to prevent students from marking the death of anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, the late Palestinian president. Forces threatened to raid the school if the celebration did not immediately end, the director of education at the Jeet Male Secondary....

Air raid targets southern Gaza
11/11/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes bombed a residential area Thursday in the southern Gaza Strip. Injured Palestinians were stranded at the site of the blast in the Absan village east of Khan Younis, witnesses said. Warplanes targeted two houses with four airstrikes. The homes are owned by Naji Abu Hashem and the Al-Qara....

British aid workers held captive on Gaza aid ship
11/12/2010 - LONDON (AFP) - Seven British aid workers are among a group being held in the Libyan sea on board a boat due to deliver aid to Gaza, a Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Thursday." We are aware of the incident at Derna Port in Libya and we have been in close contact with the organisers," the spokesman....

Israel raids Bil'in 5 times in 4 days
11/11/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces entered the central West Bank village of Bil'in on Thursday, residents said, and briefly detained a young boy after firing rubber-coated bullets in the air. According to locals, the noontime raid was the fifth in four days. Most of the incursions into the village, reports said, involved....

Soldiers accused of attacking children near Nablus
11/11/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Villagers accused Israeli checkpoint soldiers of beating two 13-year-old boys on Thursday, as the two crossed a flying checkpoint near the town of Beit Furiq. The parents of Mustafa Ahmad Maletat, said he and his friend Ahmad Basem Taweel were taken aside and hit repeatedly when they attempted to pass....

30 students inhale tear gas during Arafat memorial
11/11/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Thirty students under the age of 14 suffered tear-gas inhalation Thursday when an organized march commemorating the death of former president Yasser Arafat came into proximity with an Israeli patrol vehicle. The children, part of a group of 300 marching from the school toward the town of Beit Ummar in Hebron....

Video shows Israeli soldiers cheering destruction in Gaza
11/12/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers appear on camera cheering on the destruction of Palestinian houses in Gaza in a video that surfaced Thursday. The video, shot with a mobile phone during Israel's winter attack on Gaza, shows soldiers laughing and exclaiming as they witness a series of explosions destroying three Palestinian....

Clashes in Bethlehem village
11/11/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the southern West Bank early Thursday. The incident came after an Israeli settler attacked three members of a family, injuring two children and an elderly woman near Bethlehem. The woman and two children, age 10 and 11, were pelted with stones on....

Israel army raids Jenin-area town
11/11/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Shooting and firing tear gas, Israeli soldiers raided the town of Jaba, near Jenin in the northern West Bank on Thursday evening, residents said. Residents of the town barricaded streets in the village and threw stones at the invading soldiers, residents also said. The reason for the incursion was unclear. Soldiers....

Police: Machine gun fire from Gaza hits Israeli kibbutz
11/11/2010 - KIBBUTZ ZIKKIM, Israel (AFP) -- Two bullets fired from the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday slammed into an Israeli kibbutz causing damage but not injuries, a police spokesman said." The shots were fired from the Gaza Strip and hit a building and a vehicle in Kibbutz Zikkim," Micky Rosenfeld told Agence France-Presse, referring to a collective....

Israel border barrier to keep asylum-seekers out
11/12/2010 - TEL AVIV (IRIN) -- Israel is building a 60km-long barrier on its southern border with Egypt aimed at physically keeping out African asylum-seekers amid a rising tide of intolerance towards people widely referred to as "illegal workers". The barrier will be built at two locations which witness the most crossings - near the Gaza strip and near.... Related: Source: IRIN and Netanyahu: Illegal African immigrants - a threat to Israel's Jewish character

PA: Israel closes crossing, stranding 500 travelers
11/12/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities suddenly shut down the Allenby Bridge border crossing on Thursday, stranding some 500 Palestinian travelers on the West Bank side of the crossing to Jordan, officials said. Palestinian Authority officials said the closure was a violation of an agreement dictating that the crossing point is to operate until 9....

Rights group slams detention of Hamas MP
11/11/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A local Palestinian human rights group condemned on Thursday Israel's arrest of a leading Palestinian lawmaker a day earlier. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning Wednesday's arrest of Mahmoud Al-Ramahi, the secretary of the Palestinian Legislative Council representing Hamas. Such detentions constitute.... Related: Sources: Israel arrests senior Hamas MP in West Bank

Israel releases professor after 3 years' imprisonment
11/11/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel released from prison on Thursday a Palestinian university professor from the West Bank city of Nablus, a local prisoners' association said. Ahrar for Prisoners' Studies and Human Rights said that the Israeli prison authority freed professor Ghaasan Thuqan. The director of the center, Fuad Al-Khufash, said professor Thuqan....

FPA: Hamas detains journalists at Arafat memorial
11/11/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Foreign Press Association in Israel condemned on Thursday the reported arrest of a television crew at a Rafah event celebrating the life of former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat. In a statement, the FPA denounced "in the strongest terms," the detention of the journalists, who the association said were detained and....

2 bodies found after Negev jet crash
11/12/2010 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- Israeli news reports said Thursday afternoon that a pilot and his navigator, missing after their plane crashed in a crater in the Negev Desert, were found dead by search crews. While military officials have yet to confirm the news, the English website of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said....

Abbas talks peace process at Arafat memorial
11/12/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinians will not accept Israel's construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land, President Mahmoud Abbas told a crowd attending a memorial for late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Thursday in Ramallah." We don't want settlements on our land for they are illegitimate from the beginning. We all....

Hezbollah: We won't accept arrests
11/12/2010 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- Hezbollah on Thursday warned that the Shiite group would "cut off the hand" of anyone who tried to arrest any of its partisans over the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafiq Hariri." Whoever thinks the resistance could possibly accept any accusation against any of its jihadists or leaders is mistaken -- no....

Lengthy US-Israel talks fail to make headway
11/12/2010 - NEW YORK (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held lengthy talks Thursday but offered no solution on how to unblock the stalled Middle East peace process. A bland joint statement issued after a marathon seven-hour meeting in New York did not address the issue of Jewish settlements which....

US against 'unilateral' Palestinian appeal to UN
11/11/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday warned against any "unilateral steps" taken in the Israel-Palestinian dialogue, after Palestinians appealed to the UN over Jewish settlement building." Negotiations between the parties is the only means by which all of the outstanding claims arising out of the conflict can be resolved," Clinton told....

Kerry: Israel may extend settlement freeze
11/11/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Senior Democratic US Senator John Kerry, fresh from meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, said Wednesday that Israel could decide to extend a freeze on settlement construction. Kerry, who chairs the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters on a conference call from Israel that he had urged both sides to keep their....

Lebanon postpones debate on UN tribunal witnesses
11/11/2010 - BEIRUT (DPA) -- The Lebanese cabinet postponed on Wednesday a debate on witnesses accused of misleading UN investigators probing the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri, in a bid to avoid more tension in the country. The Hezbollah-led opposition and its pro-Syrian allies have insisted on a vote inside the cabinet on the issue....

Egyptian foreign minister says Israel must advance peace
11/11/2010 - WASHINGTON (DPA) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit said Wednesday that Israel has not taken sufficient steps to move forward with the Palestinians in forging a peace deal." We are concerned, because we feel that Israel is not doing what is required on the Israeli side to do," Gheit said at a brief news conference with....

Report: US to boost weapons stockpile in Israel
11/11/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- The United States is to significantly increase the amount of military equipment held in Israel as part of a move to upgrade security ties between the two allies, press reports said Thursday. The move, which will see an extra $400 million worth of smart bombs and other precision weaponry and equipment moved to....

Barghouti: Settlements assasinated peace process
11/11/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land has destroyed the peace process, Palestinian National Initiative chief Mustafa Barghouthi said on Thursday. In a statement the former information minister equated Israel's theft of Palestinian land is to the actions of "highway robbers and bandits."He also said that Israeli authorities....

Top US Republican meets Netanyahu
11/11/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFP) - A top US Republican has assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the party, which romped in last week's elections, cherishes the allies' "special relationship," the lawmaker's office said Thursday. Number-three House Republican Eric Cantor and Netanyahu also discussed Iran and the embattled Middle East peace process during....

Thousands in Ramallah to honor Arafat 6 years after his death
11/11/2010 - RAMALLAH (DPA) -- Thousands of people began gathering at the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah on Thursday to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of their leader, Yasser Arafat. More were expected to arrive, as supporters of Arafat's Fatah movement were being bused in from all over the West Bank to....

Fatah: Hamas police quash Arafat memorial
11/11/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Fatah lawmaker said Thursday that Hamas police entered his office in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah ahead of planned celebrations marking the death of the late President Yasser Arafat. Ashraf Jom'a told Ma'an that he had announced a small event marking the sixth....

Gaza security forces release 30 detained at Arafat events
11/11/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas-allied security forces have released 30 people two hours after arresting them at an event in Gaza commemorating the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a local rights group said. The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights confirmed in a statement in Arabic that security forces had detained the Fatah supporters....

Gaza aid activists forced to sail to Greece after dispute
Ha'aretz - Campaigners aboard 'Road to Hope' aid ship prevented from sailing for Gaza from Libya, apparently after a row with their captain.

Report: Egypt rounds up terror cell plotting attacks on Israel
Ha'aretz - At least 25 arrested in latest in a series of raids against Islamist groups operating in Sinai Peninsula.

Israel 'serious' on peace talks, Netanyahu tells Clinton
Ha'aretz - PM vows commitment to U.S.-sponsored negotiations despite plans for new Jewish housing in West Bank.

Bodies of IAF pilot and navigator found after F-16I crash in Negev
Ha'aretz - Pilot Maj. Amichai Itkis and navigator Maj. Emanuel Levy took off from the Ramon Air Force base and crashed during training exercise., Speaking at ceremony marking anniversary of Arafat's death, Abbas reiterates Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state., Aircraft, ground troops exchange fire with militants in Gaza; no injuries sustained by IDF soldiers.

Lieberman: Israel shouldn't pursue peace talks with Syria
Ha'aretz - Speaking during Golan Heights visit, Foreign Minister says Syrian leadership isn't interested in peace, voices support for Netanyahu's stand on East Jerusalem construction.

Palestinians gather in Ramallah to mark anniversary of Arafat death
Ha'aretz - President Abbas scheduled to address memorial of the former PLO chief who died 6 years ago, as Hamas reportedly break up private memorial of long-time rival.

Report: Egypt aided Israel's assassination of top Gaza militant
Ha'aretz - Time Magazine claims Egyptian intelligence tipped Israel off ahead of the arrival of a senior Army of Islam militant as part of its attempts to thwart terror activity in Sinai.

Hamas, Fatah fail to reach agreement at reconciliation talks
Ha'aretz - Rival Palestinian factions end their latest round of talks in Damascus without an agreement to narrow their differences on security issues.

A glimpse at the Palestinians who build Israeli settlements
Ha'aretz - In the settlement of Ariel, Palestinian laborers readily admitted they were torn between politics and paychecks.

Mediterranean summit canceled again due to Arab threat to boycott over Israel
Ha'aretz - Some 50 presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers were due to attend the summit, which now has been canceled for the third time.

IAF pilot and navigator feared dead after F-16I crashes in Negev
Ha'aretz - F-16I fighter crashed in a Negev canyon near Mitzpeh Ramon; rescue services search for missing IAF men.

Students Protest, Israeli Soldiers Tear Gas Elementary School On Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - Israeli soldiers tear gassed a girls elementary school in Beit Ommar this morning following a student demonstration commemorating the anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death. Three hundred students ages 7 to 15 marched from the Beit Ommar il-Assasiyya boys school to the checkpoint at the entrance of the village waving Palestinian flags and chanting against the...

Israeli Settler Attacks Two Palestinian Children and Elderly Woman
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - Palestinian sources reported on Thursday that two Palestinian children and an elderly woman were wounded when an Israeli settler from the settlement of Tekoa, southeast of Bethlehem, attacked them with stones. The settler attack came in the midst of a morning Israeli military invasion of the Palestinian village of Tiqua (the Hebrew name for the...

Netanyahu: champion of settlers
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - No sooner had Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States this week than the Israeli government announced plans to build as many as 1,300 additional settler units in the occupied West Bank. The new plan -- added to numerous other plans to implant thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of additional settler units...

Western media frightened of the “F” word in its Israeli context
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - There is a debate in Israel about whether the Zionist state is on the slippery slope to fascism or is already fascist. As far as I am aware the mainstream Western media has not drawn any attention to this. It was Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, who, along with 27 other most influential...

Arafat; Do Palestinians Still Remember How He died?
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - ... This article is not a biography on Arafat; but to understand how he died we must look in the past. I am not sure this great mystery will be solved, but let’s dig deep. Arafat had a lot of enemies; not Palestinians only, but Arabs and Westerns. He was the only Palestinian leader to reach...

Hamas In Gaza Refuses To Authorize Arafat's Commemoration Ceremonies
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - The Fatah movement reported that its request to be allowed to hold a public ceremony commemorating the late President, Yasser Arafat, was rejected by the Hamas police in Gaza City. Dr. Zakariyya al-Agha, one of the senior political leaders of Fatah in Gaza, stated that Fatah had officially requested the police to allow the commemoration...

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: Growing Israeli Fascism
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - Disturbing signs are ominous. On November 8, Israel demolished and ransacked a Negev Bedouin Arab mosque in Rahat, removing it for Jewish development. Professor Yousef Salamah called it "a criminal act," done on the pretext that it was unlicensed. "These are not new acts but were preceded by many incidents and attacks, when the Israeli...

Gaza Health Ministry: The strip out of 79 critical drugs
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - Amid plummeting medical conditions in the Gaza Strip, the territory’s Health Ministry warned Wednesday that around 80 basic drugs have become out of stock. Dr. Muneer Al-Bursh, the ministry’s pharmaceutical director wrote to the media: The most important of these drugs are those used in the nursery department, surgical and laparoscopic operations, intensive care, orthopedic...

The Palestinians of Israel are poised to take centre stage
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - In a quiet street in the Sheikh Jarrah district of occupied East Jerusalem 88-year-old Rifka al-Kurd is explaining how she came to live in the house she and her husband built as Palestinian refugees in the 1950s. As she speaks, three young ultra-orthodox Jewish settlers swagger in to stake their claim to the front part...

Air raid targets southern Gaza
Uruknet November 11, 2010 -- Israeli warplanes bombed a residential area Thursday in the southern Gaza Strip. Injured Palestinians were stranded at the site of the blast in the Absan village east of Khan Younis, witnesses said. Warplanes targeted two houses with four airstrikes. The homes are owned by Naji Abu Hashem and the Al-Qara family, locals said. Tanks amassed...

John Ging: Conditions in Gaza have not changed since Israel declared it would ease the blockade
Uruknet November 11, 2010 - The Director of Operation for the UN Relief and Works Agency [UNRWA] in the Gaza Strip, John Ging, has confirmed that "no tangible change" has occurred to the lives of Gaza's people since Israel announced it would ease its economic blockade of the Strip last June. Israel's announcement that it would lift some of the...

Israel arrests top Hamas legislator
AlJazeera 10 Nov 2010 - Israeli troops detain Mahmoud Ramahi, secretary-general of the Palestinian Legislative Council, in the city of Ramallah.

Letter: BT and Israel
The Guardian 11 Nov 2010 - As BT announces its half-year profits, we call on the company to end its complicity in the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and cut its partnership with Israeli telecommunications firm Bezeq International. BT has allowed Bezeq...

Gaza aid team trapped on Greek boat
The Guardian 11 Nov 2010 - Six British volunteers and Mavi Marmara survivors among those on Strofades IV shadowed by Libyan warships after captain 'fled port' At least six British members of an aid convoy to Gaza are reportedly trapped aboard a...

The value of a gesture
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - ALON SHVUT, Gush Etzion - Once, when driving along Highway 60 near Hebron, I waved at a Palestinian who was standing at the side of the road. My daughter, age 7, asked me, "Abba (daddy), how...

Interview: Budrus "built a model of civil resistance"
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - BUDRUS, West Bank - This Sunday, 7 November, will mark exactly seven years since Ayed Morrar first saw Israeli bulldozers arrive to destroy the land of his village, Budrus, in the occupied West Bank. Day by...

Arab Institute brings hope, opportunity to the Mideast
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - NAZARETH - Israel's first fully accredited Arab-Christian college, the Nazareth Academic Institute, opened its doors Monday, offering a "new model" for higher education in Israel that offers both equal opportunity education and peace studies. Formerly located...

Hezbollah vows to resist arrests
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah declared that his group will not accept any arrests for the 2005 killing of Lebanese statesman Rafik al-Hariri, Haaretz reported Thursday. "Mistaken (are those) who think that we will...

Jordan loyalists win majority in Parliament
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - Supports of King Abdullah II have won a majority in the assembly in Jordan's next parliament. A major opposition group, Islamic Action Front (IAF) has boycotted the elections in protest of unjust electoral laws,...

Israel arrests top Hamas legislator
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - Hamas sources have indicated that Israeli troops have arrested Mahmoud Ramahi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Al Jazeera reported Wednesday. Mona Mansour, another Hamas legislator, stated that Ramahi had called her as...

Lieberman: Syria not interested in peace
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated during his visit to the Golan Heights that Israeli should not enter peace negotiation with Syria, adding that anyone who thought peace with Syria as an option is a...

Report: Egypt arrests terror cells plotting attacks against Israel
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - Egyptian security forces arrested 25 suspects linked to a radical Islamist group plotting attacks on Israeli tourists in the Sinai Peninsula, Haaretz reported Thursday. According to the report, originally from Ma'an News Agency, several...

Clinton and Netanyahu discuss prospect of peace
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York to discuss ways to renew the stalled peace talks with the Palestinians, Haaretz reported Thursday. "We'll be talking...

US to send additional $150 million to PA
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Washington - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the press on Wednesday that the US would be sending an additional $150 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority. (Please visit the site to view...

Abbas marks sixth anniversary of Arafat's death
Palestine Note 11 Nov 2010 - Hamas continues to crack down on PA supporters. Washington - Speaking to thousands of flag-waving supporters at a memorial rally for Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas In comments directed at the Israeli people,...

WATCH: Clinton warns against unilateral actions in Mideast
Palestine Note 10 Nov 2010 - Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the United States' efforts to renew the peace process in the Middle East and emphasized the danger unilateral actions could have regarding the prospect of peace, Haaretz reported...

East Jerusalem's Issawiya Under Attack
Alternative Information Center - Last Saturday (November 6), undercover Israeli police forces entered the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya in an attempt to get information from residents. Since then, Israeli police have set up daily roadblocks, disrupting the neighborhood and...

New Report on Women's Rights in Palestine
PNN - Bethlehem – PNN – Euromed Gender Equality Programme (EGEP) released a new report about gender equality and women’s rights in Palestine on Wednesday. The EGEP is an organization that studies and reports...

Pilot, Navigator Missing After Wednesday Crash
PNN - Negev - PNN - The Israeli Military and other rescue forces are continuing their seach for the two airforce officers on board a F-16 that crashed in the Negev last night. Major...

Arafat; Do Palestinians Still Remember How He died?
PNN - Ghassan Bannoura – Bethlehem – PNN/exclusive – Today Palestinians marked the sixth anniversary of President Yasser Arafat death, the question I am asking, do they still remember how he died? To be...

US to Increase Arms to Israel by Additional $400 Million
PNN - Bethlehem - PNN - The United States has approved a plan to add 400 million dollars worth of military equipment to its emergency stockpile in Israel by 2012. This will bring the...

Peace Held Hostage to Rotating US, Israeli Elections
PNN - By Nicola Nasser - The statement by former U.S. President George W. Bush in his 497 – page memoir of “Decision Points” that a secret peace deal was worked out between the...

GA Journal: Big embrace in the Big Easy
Jeruslalem Post 12 Nov 2010 - There was so much talk and such warmth for Israel, I might have been attending a gathering of the Zionist Congress.

Anti-Semitic themes found in mainstream British circles
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Comparisons of Israel to Nazi Germany are becoming increasingly common, and anti-Semitic conspiracies being used more freely in conversation.

'Egypt helped Israel assassinate al-Qaida-linked terrorist'
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - According to 'Time' magazine, Egyptian intel cooperating with Israel more than ever before after discovering plot against US soldiers in Sinai.

Alleged forger of ‘Galant Document’ left IDF under cloud
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - 'Departure came after a document he wrote to then-chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya’alon and contained classified information was leaked.'

Abbas vows to walk in Arafat’s footsteps to Palestine
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - In Gaza, Hamas bans and disrupts events marking sixth anniversary of former leader’s death; PA president speaks at rally marking Arafat's death.

Netanyahu, Clinton meeting ends after 7 hours
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Marathon bid held to find path to new peace talks; US secretary of state calls the prime minister a "peacemaker"; Israeli officials call meetings "very serious," say "everything is on the table."

Netanyahu, Clinton meeting ends after 7.5 hours
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Marathon bid held to find path to new peace talks; US Secretary of State calls the prime minister a "peacemaker"; Israeli officials call meetings "very serious," say "everything is on the table."

Netanyahu, Clinton in marathon bid to start talks anew
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - US Secretary of State calls the prime minister a "peacemaker"; Israeli officials call meetings "very serious," say "everything is on the table."

IAF suspects human error in fatal F-16 crash
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Itkis, 28, was to be married in four months; Levi, 30, is survived by his parents, two brothers currently serving in the IDF, and a sister.

1 Israeli dead, 10 injured in traffic accident in Jordan
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Minibus carrying Israeli tourists collides with two vehicles near Amman; MDA coordinating with Foreign Ministry to send ambulances.

Hizbullah: We are ready for another war with Israel
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Group's leader Nasrallah says they will "cut the hand" of anyone who tries to arrest any member of the party in connection with Rafik Hariri assassination.

'Egypt arrests 25 plotting attacks against Israelis'
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Palestinian news agency reports terror cell planned to carry out attacks on Israeli tourists in Sinai peninsula.

Abbas: Making peace is more important than everything else
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - PA president speaks at rally marking Arafat's death; private screening of film about Arafat disrupted by Hamas, who raid premises, arrest attendees.

Abbas: Israel should choose peace over W. Bank settlements
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - PA president talks at rally marking Arafat's death as private screening of film about late PA chairman disrupted by Hamas police who arrest attendees.

IAF strikes building containing militants in Khan Younis
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Strike comes after explosive devices were detonated near the Gaza border; Palestinians report injuries.

Yasser Arafat memorial broken up by Hamas
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Private screening of film about late PA chairman disrupted by Hamas police who arrest attendees, threaten to seize media equipment.

'Settlements are a problem, but it's not my job to fix it'
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Palestinians continue to work in West Bank construction despite PA ban which imposes fines of up to $14,000, jail time of up to five years.

Riots erupt in aftermath of Jordan elections
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Residents of four towns and a Palestinian refugee camp threw stones and burned tires after loyalists sweep Jordanian parliament.

Reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah fail again
Jeruslalem Post 11 Nov 2010 - Two parties meet in Damascus in attempts to end power struggle; main sticking point is security; Haniyeh says talks will continue.

Chosen Bites: Head over heels for Jerusalem artichokes
Jeruslalem Post 10 Nov 2010 - This week, one of Chef Laura Frankel's favorite recipes -roasted parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup.

PCHR Concludes a Training Course in the Rights of the Child/ Human Rights in Gaza City
Palestinian Center for Human Rights Ref: 83/2010

The Palestinians of Israel are poised to take centre stage
11/11/2010 - International Solidarity Movement - Seumas Milne, The Guardian - In a quiet street in the Sheikh Jarrah district of occupied East Jerusalem 88-year-old Rifka al-Kurd is explaining how she came to live in the house she and her husband built as Palestinian refugees in the 1950s. As she speaks, three young ultra-orthodox Jewish settlers swagger in to stake their....

Border guards caught on camera violently arresting settler, 15
Ha'aretz - Pictures taken by settlers show security forces grabbing teenager by the neck and spraying tear gas.

One dead and 12 hurt in Acre hit-and-run
Ha'aretz - Driver, who family say suffered psychological probelems, admits deliberate attack after truck ploughs into crowded bus station.

Family and friends mourn fallen IAF pilot, navigator
Ha'aretz - Pilot's elder brother was killed on naval service in 1998.

Court issues injuction against expulsion of migrant workers' children
Ha'aretz - Ruling comes after advocacy group petitions court on behalf of 12 children who were less than 5 years old when the gov't approved a new set of expulsion criteria.

Israel Arab MK: No murders should ever be called 'honor killing'
Ha'aretz - MK Ahmed Tibi proposes bill banning the public use of the 'positive' terms when referring to 'condemnable, vile' murder of women.

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04.- 10 Nov. 2010)
Relief Web 11 Nov 2010 - Source: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

West Bank and Gaza Solid Waste Management Project
Relief Web 11 Nov 2010 - Source: World Bank

MONTHLY REPORT Referral of Patients from the Gaza Strip October 2010
Relief Web 11 Nov 2010 - Source: World Health Organization

OCHA ROMENACA Regional Humanitarian Update - October 2010
Relief Web 11 Nov 2010 - Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

IDF officer: Clash with Hamas inevitable
YNet News - Outgoing Gaza Division Commander Eisenberg warns that Gaza confrontation in....

Thousands attend Arafat memorial rally
YNet News - 'Palestinian state to arise cleared of settlements,' says Abbas on six-year....

IDF pilot, navigator killed in jet crash
YNet News - Bodies of Majors Amichay Itkis, Emanuel Levy retrieved hours after their F16I....

Egypt's national flags made in Israel?
YNet News - Al-Masry al-Youm newspaper reports Cairo imports its national flags from Jewish....

IDF attacks gunmen near Khan Younis
YNet News - Palestinian sources report of exchanges of fire east of Khan Younis; missiles....

Iran accuses IAEA of leaking info to US
YNet News - Ahmadinejad explains why his country refuses to allow international inspectors....

Lieberman: Syria a peace partner? No way
YNet News - During visit to Golan Heights, foreign minister says 'only a political....

4 charged with selling stolen IDF weapons to criminals
YNet News - Indictment filed against three defendants who received 10 M-16 rifles, machine....

Netanyahu, Clinton hold marathon session in NY
YNet News - Thursday's meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York lasted for more than seven hours, despite initial plans .......

Anti-terror bureau: Leave Sinai at once
YNet News - Grave warning: The Counter-Terrorism Bureau is urging Israelis to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula at once and return to Israel. The grave advisory also urges the .......

Israeli killed, 10 wounded in Jordan accident
YNet News - At least one Israeli, a man of about 50, was killed and 10 others were wounded in a road accident in Jordan Thursday evening. The crash involved a bus, a minibus, .......

Nasrallah threatens Lebanese, Western rivals
YNet News - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah threatened his opposition in Lebanon and the International Court of Justice in The Hague Thursday, claiming Israel was behind .......

Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam
YNet News - A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars – caught in a sting .......

Troops, settlers clash at outpost
YNet News - How much force is necessary to arrest a 15-year-old boy? Border Guard officers arrived at the Havat Gilad outpost Thursday after a nearby Palestinian field was set on .......

Talabani retains top post, nominates Maliki as PM
Daily Star 11 Nov 2010 NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held key talks Thursday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Jewish settlements in the occupied territories risked ending the latest Middle East peace negotiations and Palestinians in...

Clinton vows to find a way forward for Middle East peace
Daily Star 11 Nov 2010 NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held key talks Thursday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Jewish settlements in the occupied territories risked ending the latest Middle East peace negotiations and Palestinians in...

Egypt arrests Islamist Parliamentary election candidates
Daily Star 11 Nov 2010 CAIRO: Egyptian police have arrested dozens of Muslim Brotherhood members including three candidates for this month's Parliamentary election, security officials and the Islamists said Thursday. Brotherhood lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsud said 31 of the group's members were...

US to boost weapons stockpile in Israel - report
Daily Star 11 Nov 2010 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: The US is to significantly increase the amount of military equipment held in Israel as part of a move to upgrade security ties between the two allies, press reports said Thursday. The move, which...

Tehran concerned IAEA will pass program details on to US
Daily Star 11 Nov 2010 TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)  would pass information about Iran's nuclear program to the United States, underlining worsening relations between Tehran and the Vienna-based body. Ahmadinejad, who...

Who is usurping the spirit of the East?
Daily Star 11 Nov 2010 One day before the massacre perpetrated by the forces of terrorism against worshipers in Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in the Al-Karada neighborhood in Baghdad, a similar terrorist attack was carried out by Jewish settlers...

Jewish settler attack two little girls and an elderly woman south of Bethlehem
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Two little girls, aged 10 and 11, and an elderly woman were wounded south of Bethlehem city on Thursday morning when an armed Jewish settler from Tekoa settlement savagely threw stones at them.

UNRWA operations head refutes Israel's claims of easing Gaza siege
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - UNRWA operations director in Gaza John Ging said Thursday there has been no material change on the lives of people since Israel announced an ease on the economic siege of the Gaza Strip.

Hamas and Fatah agree on continuing reconciliation talks after Adha vacation
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Hamas and Fatah factions agreed on resuming the reconciliation meetings that were held over the last two days in Damascus after the end of the Eid Al-Adha vacation, which falls next week.

Jewish settlers release waste water on farmlands in Bethlehem
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Residents of Bethlehem village said Jews from Beitar settlement recently released waste water on Arab farmlands causing heavy losses and health concerns.

Israeli gov't concocting plan requiring Arab states to compensate Jews
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Israeli foreign ministry announced Thursday a plan requiring Arab states to pay monetary compensation to former Jewish residents who were transported to lands occupied by Israel after 1948 war.

Israeli military helicopters, tanks shell Palestinian house in southern Gaza
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Israeli army choppers and tanks shelled a Palestinian house in Abasan Al-Jadida east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, on Thursday, local sources reported.

Israeli police fire at, arrest Jordanian
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Israeli police arrested a Jordanian citizen in Wadi Ara, north of Palestine occupied in 1948, on Wednesday after a few hours chase, a police report said.

Fayyad admits to violations against Hamas supporters in West Bank
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Palestinian president in Ramallah Salaam Fayyad admitted to the existence of human rights violations in West Bank prisons under his jurisdiction, guaranteeing that all violators will be prosecuted.

Israeli policemen humiliate Sheikh Salah during his trial
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - Israeli policemen on Wednesday deliberately insulted and humiliated Sheikh Ra'ed Salah as they were escorting him to a court in occupied Jerusalem to defend himself against new charges.

Gaza ministry condemns Israeli plan to build 1,000 new units in J'lem
PIC 11 Nov 2010 - The religious affairs ministry in Gaza denounced a plan by Israel’s Jerusalem municipality to build a thousand residential units in the southern section of the city.

Netanyahu, Clinton discuss efforts to rescue Mideast peace talks
LA Times 11 Nov 2010 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel wants to offer its own plan for resuscitating talks with Palestinians. Also discussed is the U.S.-Israel clash over Jewish construction in East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met for two hours in New York on Thursday as Israeli officials sought to develop their own proposal to rescue faltering Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Extended Meetings Hint at Progress in Israeli Peace Talks
New York Times 11 Nov 2010 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met for seven hours to salvage peace negotiations that stalled last month.

Ariel Sharon to Be Moved Home
New York Times 11 Nov 2010 - Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel, who had been in a hospital since a stroke in January 2006, will be moved to his ranch in the Negev desert.

Checkpoint Stabbing Trial Descends Into Farce
Palestine Monitor - On November 10, 2010, the Ofer Military Court resumed hearings for the trial of Sumud Karajeh, a 21-year old Palestinian girl who stabbed a solider at Qalandiya checkpoint on October 25, 2009. Written by Charlotte Silver. Photo by Lazar Simeonov The state has charged Karajeh with...

The Public Face of Settlers
Palestine Monitor - David Ha'ivri of the Shomron Council is the public face of settlers in the West Bank. A regular on the BBC and CNN his well-spoken and calm demeanour masks a fierce belief in extremist Zionism. The Shomron or Samaria refers to the mountainous region roughly corresponding...

Nights of Terror Continue in Silwan
Palestine Monitor - A week of terror in Silwan continued early this morning with the violent arrest of four youths during Israeli raids on several homes. The East Jerusalem suburb has been plagued by incursions throughout the week, with seven more arrests on Monday. All those arrested are under...

Video shows Israeli soldiers celebrating the demolition of houses in Gaza
Mondoweiss - The video above was posted to YouTube by Assaf Kintzer, an Israeli activist with Anarchists Against the Wall. The caption reads, "IOF soldiers celebrating the destruction of houses in Gaza during 'Cast Lead'." Kintzer says the video, which was shot using a mobile phone, was sent...

Israeli military threatens to raid West Bank secondary school unless they end commemoration of Yasser Arafat
Mondoweiss - And more news from Today in Palestine: Settlers/ Land, Property, Resource Theft & Destruction/Ethnic Cleansing Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Sheep Farm in the Village of al-Issaweyeh, Jerusalem Palestinian sources in Jerusalem reported, on Thursday, that bulldozers belonging to the Israeli controlled Jerusalem municipality demolished a sheep and...

Dana: ‘I ask myself if I would have the moral clarity to behave as the Palestinians do if I were in their situation’
Mondoweiss - Why is the struggle changing? Why are perceptions of it changing? In large part through the cellular work of social media. A week or two back Joseph Dana, an American-Israeli journalist, came to New York and showed the sensational video of Adeeb Abu Rahmah confronting the...

An open letter to participants in the Arava Institute’s online event “With Earth and Each Other”
Mondoweiss - November 11, 2010 Dear Participants in “With Earth and Each Other,” We are writing because we’ve uncovered very troubling new information to add to the information that we have already publicized [1]  about Israel’s Arava Institute for Environmental Studies [2]  and the online event “With Earth...

Now On Display: Israel’s Palestinians
Mondoweiss - Sign on the times. (Photo: Audrey Farber) My neighborhood doesn't have street signs. And when it does, they don't refer to names of streets anyone is familiar with. House numbers, too, are scarce. I didn't know my own street address until yesterday – four and a...

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