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Monday, November 29, 2010
Israel Tries to Improve Its International Image
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 17:47, The Israeli foreign ministry has called on 10 of its embassies in Europe to begin an advocacy campaign for Israel, starting with recruiting 1,000 public members. The new policy comes in response to the boycott campaigns against Israel that are gaining support in Europe.

A Palestinian Boy Arrested Near Hebron
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 16:17, On Sunday night, Israeli troops arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian boy in the village of Sair, near Hebron, after inspecting his house.

Golan Leaders Disown Likud MK Ayyoub Qarra
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 12:38, During a meeting led by dozens of Druze figures in the occupied Golan Heights, social and religious leaders and residents declared that they disown Member of Knesset Ayyoub Qarra of the Likud Party, and that al-Qarra will not be welcomed or acknowledged by anyone.

Israeli-Palestine Holiday Tour, Without Showing the Conflict
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 12:26, The French tour company Voyageurs du Monde (World Travelers) has launched a new brochure to promote tourism in Israel and Palestine as a whole, under the slogan "peace and love" but only mentions, superficially, the separation wall or the checkpoints. The project has been supported by the Israeli National Tourism Office as well as the Delegation of Palestine in France.

Fighters Fire Mortars At Invading Troops In Gaza
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 12:02, The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility on Monday morning for firing mortars at Israeli troops invaded an area, east of Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Prevents Two Fatah Leaders From Entering Gaza
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 09:52, The Palestinian Security Forces operating under the dissolved Hamas led government in the Gaza Strip, prevented, on Sunday, two Fatah leaders, sent by President Mahmoud Abbas to hold talks with Hamas, from entering the coastal region.

Washington To PA; “Don’t Over React Over WikiLeaks Documents
IMEMC - 29 Nov 2010 - Monday November 29, 2010 - 07:59, After some documents regarding the U.S. Palestinian relations and alleged plans prepared by Washington to foil Palestinian reconciliation attempts, the White House told the Palestinian government of President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, that the P.A. should not overreact.

Protesters: Israeli forces fire on Gaza march
11/29/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire on a peaceful protest march in the northern Gaza Strip near the Erez crossing point, demonstrators said. The march was organized by the Beit Hanoun Local Initiative to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The demonstrators were carrying Palestinian flags. Israeli forces....

Center condemns nights raids in Israeli prisons
11/29/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli prison authorities assaulted detainees during overnight cell raids at Nafha prison, a detainees' center in Gaza said Monday. The center issued a statement condemning the raids and said the treatment of Palestinian political prisoners violated human rights....

Israel`s latest settlement plan angers Palestinians
11/29/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli authorities on Monday approved a request for 130 new Jewish homes on the outskirts of annexed east Jerusalem, drawing an immediate protest from Palestinian officials. The Jerusalem municipal council approved a request that would rezone an area in the settlement of Gilo, near Bethlehem, allowing residential construction on a plot of land....

Israel army detains 15-year-old
11/29/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces seized a 15-year-old Palestinian during a late-night raid on his family's home in the village of Sair, near Hebron, local sources said Monday. Rifat Jaradat was taken from his house in the West Bank village while still wearing his pajamas, sources in the village said. Jaradat....

2 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike
11/29/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Two prominent Palestinian prisoners in solitary confinement in Israeli prison are on hunger strike for a fourth day Monday. The two say they will not end the hunger strike until they are out of solitary confinement, according to Ahrar Center for Prisoners' Studies. The center's director, Foad Al-Khafash....

Islamic Jihad 'shells' Israeli tanks in Gaza
11/29/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The armed wing of Islamic Jihad said Monday that it fired several mortar shells at Israeli tanks that entered the Gaza Strip east of the town of Beit Hanoun. In a statement the group, Al-Quds Brigades, reaffirmed its right to "resist any Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people." An Israeli....

Erekat: Christmas came early for Bethlehem settlers
11/29/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The chief PLO negotiator said Monday that Christmas had arrived early for residents of a settlement built on land owned by Bethlehem but considered Jerusalem by Israel. In a statement, Saeb Erekat condemned the approval of 130 housing units in the illegal Gilo settlement, saying Israel had "begun its annual tradition....

UN chief calls on Israel to stop settlement activity
11/29/2010 - NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to freeze settlement activity Monday in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Israel's resumption of settlement construction after the expiry of a partial freeze in late September was a "serious blow to the credibility....

Israel satisfied as WikiLeaks shows 'consistency' on Iran
11/29/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel expressed satisfaction on Monday after the mass release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks, saying it proved Israel's position on Iran was consistent -- in public and in private. The trove of documents released via the whistleblower website late on Sunday expose remarks made behind closed doors touching on everything from....

Wikileaks: Israel assessed Abbas as weak, unpopular
11/29/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Senior Israeli defense and political figures described President Mahmoud Abbas as weak, unpopular and unlikely to survive politically past 2011, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Monday. In meetings with US representatives, Israeli officials ranging from then-opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, to senior defense official Amos Gilad expressed doubt about Abbas's political....

Leaked cable: Israel could strike Iran without US help
11/29/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The United States has told France that Israel could strike Iran without US military support but the operation might not be successful, according to a leaked document published Sunday. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave his assessment at a meeting on February 8 in Paris with former French defense minister Herve Morin, according....

Reports: Blasts kill Iran nuclear scientist
11/29/2010 - TEHRAN (AFP) -- Twin blasts in Iran's capital killed a nuclear scientist and wounded another on Monday, said state media reports that promptly blame Israeli agents on motorbikes of attaching the bombs to their cars." In a criminal terrorist act, the agents of the Zionist regime attacked two prominent university professors who were on.... Related: Iran accuses US and Israel of killing nuclear scientist

UN Day of Solidarity marked
11/29/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority called on the UN Monday to act to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land Monday, in a statement marking the world Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The PA Ministry of Information in Ramallah declared in a statement that this day should be "translated into....

Khamenei urges Hariri to 'consolidate ties with Nasrallah'
11/29/2010 - TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday that the premier should "consolidate relations" with the Shiite group Hezbollah. The website of Khamenei's office said he was pleased that Hariri and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah currently had good ties, adding "these relations....

In leaked cable, Egypt says factions unserious on unity
11/29/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Egyptian official charged with reconciling rival Palestinian factions judged in 2009 that neither Fatah nor Hamas wanted a unity deal, a leaked document revealed Sunday. A US diplomatic cable, one of more than a quarter million obtained by the whistleblower group WikiLeaks recounts a meeting between CENTCOM commander Gen....

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu said no peace with right of return
11/29/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- The Palestinians will not be a partner for peace until they drop demands for the right of return, Benjamin Netanyahu said two years before being elected premier, leaked US cables showed Monday. Details of his remarks were catalogued in a diplomatic cable sent by the then US ambassador Richard H. Jones in April....

Iran accuses US and Israel of killing nuclear scientist
11/29/2010 - TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran on Monday accused the US and Israeli intelligence services, the CIA and Mossad, of killing a prominent scientist in the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme." The Zionist regime this time shed the blood of university professor Dr. Majid Shahriari to curb Iran's progress," the office of President Mahmoud.... Related: Reports: Blasts kill Iran nuclear scientist

Solidarity with the Palestinian people
11/29/2010 - Christopher Hazou, spokesman for the General Delegation of the PLO to the US - On this day in 1947 the UN General Assembly adopted a motion calling for the partition of Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish states. UN Resolution 181 allocated 55 percent of the land to the future Jewish state, although Jews comprised only....

US allies, Iran savage WikiLeaks for secrets release
11/29/2010 - PARIS (AFP) -- Friend and foe alike of the United States turned on WikiLeaks Monday over its release of secret US diplomatic cables, saying the revelations undermined diplomacy and made the world less secure." This will weaken diplomacy around the world. It will weaken diplomacy in general, but first and foremost American diplomacy," Sweden's....

Hamas: PA detains 8 supporters
11/29/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas movement accused the Palestinian Authority security forces of detaining eight of its members in the West Bank Monday. In a statement, Hamas said the detentions took place in Nablus and Jenin....

Abdullah Hourani, former PLO leader, dies in Jordan
11/29/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Former member of the PLO's Executive Committee and the Palestinian National Council Abdullah Al-Hourani died Monday in Jordan. The Executive Committee announced his death in a statement reminding of his traits as a loyal leader of the Palestinian struggle and co-founder of the contemporary Palestinian revolution."His extensive national....

Netanyahu appoints Mossad veteran to head spy agency
11/29/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday appointed Tamir Pardo, a veteran of the Mossad, to head the spy agency when its current chief steps down next month." Pardo served for many years in senior positions in the Mossad. In his last position he served as deputy Mossad chief," said a statement from....

Jericho hosts fourth horse championship
11/29/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An international panel of judges convened in Jericho's horse club on Friday to adjudicate the fourth equestrian championship. One hundred horses from across the West Bank and Israel participated in the event. Some cost more than $20,000, one judge said while taking notes and grading the horses. The judges....

Jordan competes in Jericho speed-racing championship
11/29/2010 - JERICHO (Ma'an) -- "It was an amazing feeling," Jordanian race-car driver Husam Salem said after competing in the final round of the 2010 speed racing championship in Jericho on Friday." I've won in several championships but this time I feel totally different because I drove and competed on Palestinian land in this....

WikiLeaks blows cover off Israel's covert Gulf states ties
Ha'aretz - Diplomatic cable dating from 2009 indicates that then FM Tzipi Livni had a good working, personal relationship with U.A.E. Foreign Minister Abdullah Ibn Zayed.

Netanyahu: Germany could play central role in Mideast peace
Ha'aretz - Speaking after joint meeting in Jerusalem, German President Christian Wulff urges Israel to adopt a constructive attitude on settlements and the Gaza Strip.

Clinton: WikiLeaks proves world shares concern over nuclear Iran
Ha'aretz - In first formal response to disclosure of 250,000 U.S. documents, Secretary of State says she has taken "steps to ensure this kind of breach 'cannot and does not ever happen again.'

WikiLeaks cable: Russian leadership viewed Lieberman as 'one of its own'
Ha'aretz - Message from U.S. embassy to State Department shows FM was treated as an 'old friend' during a 2009 visit to Moscow., Iranian President says WikiLeaks documents alleging Arab countries asked the U.S. to attack the Islamic Republic were doctored by Washington., Cable among hundreds of thousands revealed by WikiLeaks says that Israel tried to coordinate Operation Cast Lead with Fatah and Egypt.

Netanyahu: WikiLeaks cables prove Israel is right on Iran
Ha'aretz - Leaks show how the entire Middle East fears a nuclear Iran, prime minister says.

WikiLeaks exposé: Israel tried to coordinate Gaza war with Abbas
Ha'aretz - In diplomatic cable documenting 2009 meeting, Defense Minister Barak says Egypt, PA refuse to take over Gaza in case of Hamas defeat.

WikiLeaks exposé: Iran used ambulances to run arms into Lebanon during 2006 war
Ha'aretz - Top Iranian source told U.S. officials that medical staff loading Lebanon-bound planes in Iran noticed that the aircraft were 'already half full.'

WikiLeaks exposé: Karzai 'paranoid' and Ahmadinejad 'like Hitler'
Ha'aretz - The documents revealed Sunday also show U.S. views Saudi Arabia as the 'worst in the region' for fighting terrorism.

White House: WikiLeaks disclosure puts U.S. officials at risk
Ha'aretz - U.S. responds to leak of 250,000 classified documents, saying they may include named individuals who in many cases live and work under oppressive regimes.

WikiLeaks exposé: Barak warned strike on Iran was viable until end of 2010
Ha'aretz - Classified cable quotes State Dept. official as saying U.S. dismissed Netanyahu's warnings on Iran nukes as ploy.

WikiLeaks: Classified cables will be released even if site goes down
Ha'aretz - Whistle-blowing website says in its Twitter account that it is experiencing a denial of service attack that is making the site inaccessible.

Speculation and denial as nations await WikiLeaks expose
Ha'aretz - Scanned front page of Monday's Der Spiegel quotes officials calling Ahmadinejad 'Hitler'; Turkey rejects Al-Hayat report it aided Al-Qaida.

Netanyahu: Israel will not stand at center of new WikiLeaks report
Ha'aretz - PM's comment comes as United States awaits leak of classified diplomatic cables from the last five years, including secret communiqués with Israel.

GOP Rep. asks Clinton to declare WikiLeaks a ‘foreign terrorist organization’
Uruknet November 28, 2010 - A Republican Congressman from New York has invented a new definition for the word "terrorism" that doesn't require guns, bombs, vast underground networks of sleeper cells, a criminal conspiracy or even violence. All that's needed to be a terrorist, according to Rep. Peter King, is a website and some inconvenient information. That's why King sent...

Will the Palestinian Authority declare an independent state… or collapse?
Uruknet November 28, 2010 - The other day I looked back with sadness on how nothing had changed for the better since my last trip to Palestine three years ago. On that occasion I also visited Gaza, an experience indelibly etched on my memory. The situation there only goes from bad to worse - intolerably worse. But if I'm dispirited,...

Palestinian young woman severely tortured by Israeli soldiers from Nahshon unit
Uruknet November 28, 2010 - Palestinian female detainee Sumoud Karrajeh, 22, said She was violently attacked and seriously wounded by Israeli troops from Nahshon prison unit during her transfer from jail to a military court earlier this month. Karrajeh told a human rights organization that she was transferred by Nahshon soldiers on the eighth of November from Damon prison to...

Leaked cable: Israel asked PA to retake Gaza after war
Uruknet November 28, 2010 - Israel approached the PA and Egypt about potentially assuming control of the Gaza Strip following a theoretical "defeat" of Hamas before Israel's winter war on Gaza, a leaked US diplomatic cable revealed Sunday...In the report, US officials say that Barak explained, "GOI [Government Of Israel] had consulted with Egypt and Fatah prior to Operation Cast...

Workers shot on Gaza border
Uruknet November 28, 2010 - Israeli forces shot and injured four Palestinian workers who were collecting stone aggregates Sunday near the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities closed the terminal to all traffic except medical cases. Medical spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said four people were treated at Kamal Udwan hospital for injuries to their lower bodies. An...

Officer Who Shot American Activist In Her Eye Exonerated
Uruknet November 28, 2010 - The Israeli District Police in the Occupied West Bank exonerated an Israeli Army officer who shot an American peace activist in her eye during a protest at the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, six months ago. On May 31, the 21-year old American Art student, Emily Henochowicz, was hit in her eye with a tear...

Israeli forces fire on Gaza fisherman
Uruknet November 27, 2010 - A Palestinian fisherman on the shore of the northern Gaza Strip was shot in the foot on Saturday, medics said, the second casualty of the day by Israeli fire. Spokesperson of Gaza’s medical services Adham Abu Silmiyya said a 19-year-old man was injured in his left foot and was evacuated to Kamal Udwan Hospital in...

Abbas meets UN envoy in Ramallah
29 Nov 2010 -   Ramallah, November 29 (Pal Telegraph) - President Mahmoud Abbas meets Monday Robert Serry , the United Nations special envoy for Mideast peace, in Ramallah, local sources reported. President Abbas updated Mr.Serry with the latest developments of peace process and the dilemma it reached because of the Israeli position which refuses the submission to the International legitimacy to stop the settlement...

The Palestinian people mark the International Day of Solidarity
29 Nov 2010 - Palestine, November 29, (Pal Telegraph) – The Palestinian people mark Monday the 63th anniversary of the Palestinian Partition Plan on 29 th Nov, 1947 and the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people which was created in Solidarity in with the Palestinian people in 1977 by the General Assembly. The UN General Assembly Resolution 181, which called for the creation...

IOF raids villages in Jenin
29 Nov 2010 - Jenin, November 29 (Pal Telegraph) – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided Monday Brqeen village and number of neighborhoods in south of Jenin city, in north of the West Bank. Israeli soldiers raided shops and restaurants and questioned number of citezens , local sources reported. Also, they raided shops in the villages of Methlon, Sanor, Aja, Jaba, Al-Rama and Al-Zawya in south...

Iran: West behind scientist's death
AlJazeera 29 Nov 2010 - Officials accuse Israel and US for attacks in which one nuclear scientist was killed and another injured.

Aid groups attack blockade on Gaza
AlJazeera 29 Nov 2010 - Aid and human rights groups says there has been little improvement since Israel announced blockade would be 'eased'.

No gains for Egypt's Brotherhood
AlJazeera 29 Nov 2010 - Amid claims of fraud, early results show that Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party is maintaining its grip.

Palestinian Folk Dance- Dabka - Goes International
PNN - Ghassan Bannoura – PNN – over the weekend a group of internationals from five different cities decided to show solidarity with Palestinians in new form. The groups in Genève – Switzerland, Toronto...

Daily Roundup: One Arrested in Hebron, New Settlements Planned in Jerusalem
PNN - Bethlehem – PNN - Israeli troops arrested one Palestinian in Hebron after inspecting his home and setting up military checkpoints outside the southern West Bank city. A Sunday night raid was reported...

UN Report Uncovers Israeli Efforts to Drive Palestinians from Jerusalem
PNN - Cairo – PNN - The Cairo-based UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report on Monday saying that Israeli settlers in Jerusalem cooperated with Israeli police to seize...

Gaza Famers Get Home Garden Training
PNN - ANERA – PNN/Gaza - Winter is approaching in Gaza but that doesn’t mean that farmers there are idle. With help from ANERA, 35 farmers are getting ready to launch their own home...

Wikileaks: Abbas Rejected Israeli Offer to Coordinate War on Gaza
PNN - Jerusalem – PNN - According to secret documents recently released by the watchdog website Wikileaks, former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak tried to coordinate the 2008 Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza...

Fatal Diplomacy
PNN - By Mitri I. Musleh - The Israeli cabinet continues debating on whether to accept the US offer for a 90 day freeze in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, excluding any settlements...

Int'l groups say Israel not living up to Gaza promises
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - Gov't responds: The claims of the organizations, as they appear in the report, are biased and distorted and therefore mislead the public.

IDF installs new information security safeguards
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - Measures aim to prevent Wikileaks-type revelations; one safeguard: alarm will go off when disc-on-key inserted in IDF computer.

Likudniks call to oust PM over moratorium
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - “We don’t want to topple the prime minister and bring Tzipi Livni to power, but we refuse to be silent," MK Danon tells activists.

WikiLeaks: Burying linkage between peace process, Iran
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - Analysis: While US maintains that solving Palestinian conflict is key to peace, Israel's position is to first deal with Iran - neutralize it.

Rice State Dept. sought info on Palestinian leaders
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - WikiLeaks document: In 2008 cable, Rice told US diplomats to pass on credit card, frequent flier numbers, and other personal info.

Wikileaks: 'Peres admitted Oslo was mistake'
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - In conversation with US Congressman Ackerman, Netanyahu attacked Peres, called Kadima a "fake party," said 2nd Lebanon War was "stupid."

Princeton students push for Strauss boycott
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - The Princeton Committee for Palestine is calling for school-run stores to offer alternative brands of hummus other than "Sabra."

'Wikileaks exposure is attack on international community'
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - Secretary of State Clinton says US "deeply regrets" the embarrassment caused by the leak of classified documents, US taking aggressive steps to pursue those responsible for the illegal leak.

Erdogan: Hizbullah not connected to Hariri murder
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - Turkish PM says "Hizbullah claims to be spirit of resistance in Lebanon; organization supports Syria-Saudi initiative," report says.

Rivlin to light first Hanukka candle in Hebron
Jeruslalem Post 29 Nov 2010 - Event is part of a plan to bring MKs to various places of historic significance in the West Bank during the holiday.

U.S.: Wikileaks Reveals Treacherous Terrain for Iran Policy
IPS The leaked reports sent by U.S. officials abroad to Washington reveal a treacherous playing field for the United States in the Middle East.

Buffer zone attacks continue: three more workers shot
11/29/2010 - International Solidarity Movement - 28 November 2010 - The northern border area of the Strip is for the second day under attack of IOF snipers. Yesterday three people were shot, including a 12 year old boy, leaving one man in a critical condition. Today three more people were injured by Israeli gunfire while working in the buffer zone, amongst them....

Israeli forces assault 7 year old Palestinian in Silwan
11/29/2010 - International Solidarity Movement - 26 November 2010 - Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Israeli forces assaulted 7 year old Adam Mansour Rishq during tense scenes in Silwan today. The child was beaten by Israeli troops who accused him of throwing stones at a military vehicle, who then attempted to arrest the youth but were stopped by residents who flocked to the.... Related: Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan

WikiLeaks blows cover off Israel's covert Gulf states ties
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Diplomatic cable dating from 2009 indicates that then FM Tzipi Livni had a good working, personal relationship with U.A.E. Foreign Minister Abdullah Ibn Zayed.

Netanyahu: Germany could play central role in Mideast peace
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Speaking after joint meeting in Jerusalem, German President Christian Wulff urges Israel to adopt a constructive attitude on settlements and the Gaza Strip.

Clinton: WikiLeaks proves world shares concern over nuclear Iran
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - In first formal response to disclosure of 250,000 U.S. documents, Secretary of State says she has taken "steps to ensure this kind of breach 'cannot and does not ever happen again.'

WikiLeaks cable: Russian leadership viewed Lieberman as 'one of its own'
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Message from U.S. embassy to State Department shows FM was treated as an 'old friend' during a 2009 visit to Moscow., Iranian President says WikiLeaks documents alleging Arab countries asked the U.S. to attack the Islamic Republic were doctored by Washington., Cable among hundreds of thousands revealed by WikiLeaks says that Israel tried to coordinate Operation Cast Lead with Fatah and Egypt.

Netanyahu: WikiLeaks cables prove Israel is right on Iran
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Leaks show how the entire Middle East fears a nuclear Iran, prime minister says.

WikiLeaks exposé: Israel tried to coordinate Gaza war with Abbas
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - In diplomatic cable documenting 2009 meeting, Defense Minister Barak says Egypt, PA refuse to take over Gaza in case of Hamas defeat.

WikiLeaks exposé: Iran used ambulances to run arms into Lebanon during 2006 war
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Top Iranian source told U.S. officials that medical staff loading Lebanon-bound planes in Iran noticed that the aircraft were 'already half full.'

WikiLeaks exposé: Karzai 'paranoid' and Ahmadinejad 'like Hitler'
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - The documents revealed Sunday also show U.S. views Saudi Arabia as the 'worst in the region' for fighting terrorism.

White House: WikiLeaks disclosure puts U.S. officials at risk
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - U.S. responds to leak of 250,000 classified documents, saying they may include named individuals who in many cases live and work under oppressive regimes.

WikiLeaks exposé: Barak warned strike on Iran was viable until end of 2010
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Classified cable quotes State Dept. official as saying U.S. dismissed Netanyahu's warnings on Iran nukes as ploy.

WikiLeaks: Classified cables will be released even if site goes down
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Whistle-blowing website says in its Twitter account that it is experiencing a denial of service attack that is making the site inaccessible.

Speculation and denial as nations await WikiLeaks expose
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - Scanned front page of Monday's Der Spiegel quotes officials calling Ahmadinejad 'Hitler'; Turkey rejects Al-Hayat report it aided Al-Qaida.

Netanyahu: Israel will not stand at center of new WikiLeaks report
Ha'aretz 29 Nov 2010 - PM's comment comes as United States awaits leak of classified diplomatic cables from the last five years, including secret communiqués with Israel.

Netanyahu taps Tamir Pardo as new Mossad chief
Ha'aretz - Former deputy chief of spy agency was member of elite IDF commando unit, will replace Meir Dagan after eight-year tenure.

Disgraced general temporarily spared IDF dismissal over attorneys' strike
Ha'aretz - Brig. Gen. Imad Fares petitioned court after dismissed from IDF for falsifying report about an accident with his army-issued car.

IDF converts win ministerial backing, despite Haredi opposition
Ha'aretz - The Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved Sunday a bill to protect the religious status of Israel Defense Forces soldiers who converted to Judaism through a military court.

Bnei Brak man suspected of raping three teenage daughters
Ha'aretz - Police uncovered alleged crime after raid on drug house led them to one of the victims.

Israel's cabinet approves building detention center for African infiltrators
Ha'aretz - Netanyahu clarifies that only infiltrators, not 'refugees of war', will be detained, says Israeli jobs and society under threat.

Bar-Lev pulls out of police chief race amid sexual assault probe
Ha'aretz - Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch expected to announce the next police commissioner within 10 days or so; deputy IDF chief denies rumors of candidacy.

Police exonerate Israeli officers who shot tear gas canister into U.S. activist's eye
Ha'aretz - Art student Emily Henochowicz lost her eye during a protest against the IDF raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in late May.

Dashed Hopes: Continuation of the Gaza Blockade
Relief Web 29 Nov 2010 - Source: Amnesty, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Christian Aid, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme, Handicap International, Medical Aid for Palestinians, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Pax Christi, Save the Children, Trócaire

COMING YEAR SHOULD FINALLY SEE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, DESPITE IMPASSE, SAYS SECRETARY-GENERAL ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
Relief Web 29 Nov 2010 - Source: UN General Assembly

Al Mezan: The International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People; a Call to End Gaza Siege and Implement International Justice Mechanisms
Relief Web 29 Nov 2010 - Source: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Al Mezan Opens Awareness Symposia on Child Rights and Protection in OPT
Relief Web 29 Nov 2010 - Source: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

UN slams US over 'espionage' revelations
YNet News - The United Nations on Monday issued a harsh response to a WikiLeaks revelation that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered staff to spy on UN Secretary-General Ban .......

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu 'badmouthed' Olmert
YNet News - One of the document revealed by the WikiLeaks website on Sunday night describes a meeting held in Tel Aviv on April 2007 between former American Ambassador Richard Jones, .......

US: Egypt 'stubborn and recalcitrant'
YNet News - How will the greatest leak in history affect US-Egypt ties? A memo sent by then-American Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey to Hillary Clinton in February 2009 ahead of .......

Clinton: Leaked memos attack world
YNet News - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic documents is an attack not only against the United States but the .......

Likud MKs: PM doing what he fancies
YNet News - As talks between Israel and the United States on a new settlement construction freeze continue, the Likud party's hawkish camp clarified Monday that it was not going to .......

Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of 'attack' on the world as US authorities conduct criminal probe
Daily Star 29 Nov 2010 TEHRAN: Assailants on motorcycles attached magnetized bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists in Tehran Monday, killing one and wounding another who is on a UN sanctions list for suspect activity. The president accused Israel...

Iran blames West, Israel as bombs target 2 scientists in Tehran, kill 1
Daily Star 29 Nov 2010 TEHRAN: Assailants on motorcycles attached magnetized bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists in Tehran Monday, killing one and wounding another who is on a UN sanctions list for suspect activity. The president accused Israel...

Gaza still struggling despite Israeli let-up
Daily Star 29 Nov 2010 A partial lifting of Israel's Gaza Strip blockade has had only a limited effect in improving life for residents of the Palestinian coastal enclave, a coalition of humanitarian groups said Tuesday. A report by 22 organizations...

Angry Egyptians riot, burn cars, claiming vote fraud
Daily Star 29 Nov 2010 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt: Protesters set fire to cars, tires and two polling stations, clashing with police firing tear gas in riots that erupted around Egypt Monday over allegations the ruling party carried out widespread fraud to sweep...

Palestinian gov't: Fatah responsible for barring entry of its leaders to Gaza
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - Taher Al-Nunu has said that Fatah's insistence on retaining Palestinian woman Tamam Abu Saoud in custody led to the ban on entry of its leaders into Gaza Strip.

21 international organizations call for immediate end to Gaza siege
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - 21 international human rights organizations have called for fresh international moves to lift the siege on Gaza immediately and without any conditions attached.

Health condition of isolated prisoners worsening due to hunger strike
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - The health condition of Sheikh Jamal Abul Haija and Ahed Ghulma is deteriorating after six days of hunger strike, Fuad Al-Khafsh, the director of Ahrar center, said.

IOA orders temporary exile of Silwan inhabitant
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - The Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem delivered a notification to Adnan Ghaith, an activist in defense of Silwan lands, ordering him not to approach occupied Jerusalem for four months.

Palestinian detainees in IOA jail go on hunger strike
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - Palestinian detainees in the IOA Jalama jail have gone on hunger strike to protest their continued solitary confinement for three months and refusal to transfer them to central prisons.

IOF troops raid northern Gaza, round up more West Bankers
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) mounting a number of armored personnel carriers raided northern Gaza Strip areas to the east of Beit Hanun town on Monday, eyewitnesses told the PIC.

Israel to build 130 new housing units in Gilo
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - The Hebrew radio on Monday disclosed that 130 new housing units would be built in the Gilo settlement south of occupied Jerusalem.

IOA expels Palestinian families from their homes in OJ
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - The IOA forcibly evicted a number of families from their apartments in a building in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, media sources in the holy city reported on Monday.

French NGOs call for financing an aid ship to Gaza
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - A number of non-government organizations in France called on Sunday for donations to finance a shipload of aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip.

OIC delegation arrives in Gaza
PIC 29 Nov 2010 - A delegation of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) arrived in Gaza Strip on Sunday night on a few days visit to Gaza.

Nuclear scientist killed in bomb attack in Tehran
LA Times 30 Nov 2010 - Four others are injured, two of them in a second, similar attack. The slaying is the second this year in which an Iranian physicist linked to a project known as SESAME has been killed in a bombing. For the second time in less than a year, an Iranian physicist connected to an international project that includes Israel and the Islamic Republic as member states died in a bomb blast in Tehran, adding to the mystery of what appear to be attacks against Iran's nuclear brain trust.

Iran 'must be stopped': Arab leaders implored U.S. to attack, WikiLeaks disclosures show
LA Times 29 Nov 2010 - Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as among nations strongly urging the U.S. to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. The cables reveal the fear of Iran in the Arab world. Leaders of oil-rich Arabian Peninsula monarchies who are publicly reluctant to criticize Iran have been beseeching the United States in private to attack the Islamic Republic and destroy its nuclear facilities, according to a series of classified diplomatic cables released by the WikiLeaks website.

Egypt Votes Amid Charges of Fraud
New York Times 28 Nov 2010 - There was a sense among many that Egypt’s long-dominant party was bent on entrenching its hold.

If you’re going to cite Arabs re Iran in Wikileaks, why not re ‘Israel causing U.S. to lose Muslim hearts and minds’?
Mondoweiss - NPR just aired an exchange between Robert Segal and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg over the fact that Wikileaks cables show that Arab governments want to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program. I don't doubt the cables; though when Goldberg says that the Arab governments perceive an "existential...

Clinton ‘tore the fabric’ herself long before we ever heard of Wikileaks
Mondoweiss - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's response to the latest Wikileaks release was shaky and full of holes at best. Hypocritical is more like it. Clinton stated "Let's be clear. This disclosure is not just an attack on America — it's an attack on the international community."...

WikiLeaks docs expose Egyptian complicity with Israeli war crimes (again)
Mondoweiss - One of the most striking things that I took away from my time in Egypt last winter was the extent to which the U.S.-backed Mubarak dictatorship goes to squash public dissent on their government’s Gaza policy. Swarms of riot police encircled countless peaceful protests calling on...

7-year-old assaulted, 15-year-old detained and father of 3 taken from home under cover of night
Mondoweiss - And other news from Today in Palestine: Settlers/ Land, Property, Resource Theft & Destruction/Ethnic Cleansing Arab League denounces home demolitions CAIRO (Ma'an) -- The Arab League on Saturday denounced Israel's recent escalation in demolitions of Palestinians homes across the West Bank.  In a statement, Assistant Secretary-General...

What would you do if . . .
Mondoweiss - Someone had assailed your home, ethnically cleansed its people, annexed its land, exhausted its bounteous resources, and decimated its geographical characteristics? Someone had denied you your inalienable right of defending your home and self, and mendaciously accused you of being “terrorist”, justifying crimes and oppression by...

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