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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Teenage shepherd shot and injured by Israeli troops in Gaza
IMEMC - 19 Dec 2010 - Sunday December 19, 2010 - 19:32, On Sunday, Israeli soldiers stationed on the northern border between Gaza and Israel shot a Palestinian shepherd, 19, who was herding his sheep and allegedly came 'too close to the border'.

Egypt Uncovers Explosives Storage In The Sinai Desert
IMEMC - 19 Dec 2010 - Sunday December 19, 2010 - 12:56, Egyptian Security sources reported Sunday that an explosives storage was located in Sheikh Zweid area, in the Sinai Desert, just 10 kilometers away from the border with Gaza.

Army Claims Responsibility For Gaza Assassination, Five Palestinians Killed
IMEMC - 19 Dec 2010 - Sunday December 19, 2010 - 07:29, The Israeli Army officially confirmed that its forces carried out the Air Strike that led, on Saturday, to the death of five Palestinians, believed to be resistance fighters. The army said that the Air Force targeted fighters preparing to launch rockets into adjacent Israeli areas

Lebanon Complains To The UN Over Israeli Spy Devices Located in the Country
IMEMC - 19 Dec 2010 - Sunday December 19, 2010 - 07:14, The Lebanese Foreign Ministry filed an official complaint to the United Nations Security Council against Israel for implanting spy devices on Mount Sannine, in the upper Metn Region, and in Barouk Mountain in the Shouf region.

Israeli forces storm Bethlehem hospital
12/19/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces stormed a hospital near Bethlehem on Sunday and demanded its admissions records for the past 48 hours, staff and witnesses said. Edmund Shehadeh, director of the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation, in Beit Jala, said soldiers surrounded the hospital before storming its ER and demanding the records at gunpoint....

Israel orders evacuation of Nablus village
12/19/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces have ordered residents of Khirbet Tana, a tiny Palestinian village to the east of Nablus in the northern West Bank, to evacuate their homes and depart the village within the next 24 hours. Israeli forces threatened to confiscate property, including sheep, once the deadline passed. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian....

HRW: Israel harshly discriminates against Palestinians
12/19/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli policies in the West Bank harshly discriminate against Palestinian residents, depriving them of basic necessities while providing lavish amenities for Jewish settlements, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Sunday. The report identifies discriminatory practices that have no legitimate security or other justification and calls on Israel, in addition.... Related: HRW: Israel/West Bank: Separate and Unequal and HRW: US 'should link aid' to Israeli settlements

Medics recover bodies of 5 killed in Gaza strike
12/19/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza Strip medical officials said Sunday that ambulances had collected the shredded bodies of five Palestinian operatives after they were targeted by an Israeli airstrike hours earlier. Medics identified the deceased as Abdullah Shreihi, Ahmad Al-Assar, Khalil At-Taweel, Ashraf Abu Sabt, and Ahmad Az-Za'lan, all of Nuseirat refugee....

Body of slain US woman found near Jerusalem
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) --Israeli police on Sunday found the body of a missing US tourist, apparently stabbed to death, and are investigating whether she was the target of an attack, a spokesman said. Police launched a massive manhunt for Christine Logan, after her British-Israeli friend, Kaye Susan Wilson was found by passers-by on Saturday night, tied.... Related: Israel police: Tourist stabbed, search for woman

Disillusioned Palestinians seeking new path
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) - Disillusioned by the collapse of talks and disappointed by the US administration, the PLO is turning away from negotiations and seeking international recognition for a Palestinian state. In the days since the US administration acknowledged it had failed to chart a path back to direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, senior....

Workers on strike protesting humiliation at checkpoint
12/19/2010 - TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian workers from the Tulkarem district in the northern West Bank, who work in Israel and Israeli settlements, went on strike Sunday protesting ill treatment by security guards who man a local checkpoint. Head of the taxi drivers union in Tulkarem Muhammad Yasin told Ma'an that about 2,000 workers....

In photos: `Santa` headlines Bethlehem anti-wall protest
12/19/2010 - MaanImages / Luay Sababa - A Palestinian demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus waves a Palestinian national flag in front of Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israel's wall in the southern West Bank village of Al-Mas`ara, near Bethlehem, on Dec. 17, 2010....

HRW: Israeli settlements 'displace' Palestinians
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Palestinians in the occupied West Bank lack basic amenities and are effectively being forcibly displaced by discriminatory Israeli policies, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Sunday. The New York-based rights group called on the United States to penalize Israel by withholding from its massive annual aid a sum equal to the.... Related: HRW: Israel/West Bank: Separate and Unequal

Palestinian teen reported injured in north Gaza
12/19/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian shepherd Sunday on the northern Gaza border, locals said. Ijmei'an Abu Ihweishel, 19, was herding sheep when soldiers shot him in the leg, they said. The young man was transferred to the Kamal Adwan Hospital for treatment, they added. His wounds....

Gaza: 1 crossing operates partly
12/19/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities partly opened the southernmost Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip, while the bulk goods Karni terminal in the northeast remained closed. Liaison official Raed Fattouh said the Palestinian side was told Sunday to expect the entry of 140-150 truckloads of goods and humanitarian....

HRW: US 'should link aid' to Israeli settlements
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- The United States should penalise Israel by withholding from its massive annual aid a sum equal to the amount Israel gives in subsidies to West Bank settlements, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. In a 166-page report, the group called on the international community to penalise Israel for "discrimination" in the West Bank.... Related: HRW: Israel/West Bank: Separate and Unequal and HRW: Israeli settlements 'displace' Palestinians

Israel police: Tourist stabbed, search for woman
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A tourist was stabbed in the hills outside Jerusalem Saturday and police were searching for a possible missing female companion, an Israeli police spokesman said. Israeli rescue services said the injured woman, whose nationality was not disclosed, was in moderate to serious condition at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital. Local media said she.... Related: Body of slain US woman found near Jerusalem

PLO official: No more negotiations 'on Israel's terms'
12/19/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- PLO negotiator Nabil Sha'ath said Saturday that the Palestinians need to adjust their stance on a more equal footing with Israel, but he stopped short of calling for a return to armed struggle. He said the Palestinians would follow the South African model of popular resistance based on peaceful....

Fayyad says not seeking unilateral state recognition
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Ramallah's premier has said a unilateral declaration of independence by his people would only lead to a "Mickey Mouse state" as long as Israel remains the occupying power. In an interview with Israel's Channel Two television, recorded in Washington and broadcast Saturday, Salam Fayyad was asked to pledge that....

Lebanon at standstill ahead of Hariri indictments
12/19/2010 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- The Beirut government is in paralysis, business deals are on hold and rumours abound as Lebanon anxiously awaits indictments by a UN tribunal probing former premier Rafiq Hariri's murder. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said on December 9 that the confidential contents of the indictments for the 2005 killing of Hariri....

PFLP and Fatah to meet in Cairo
12/19/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) - A delegation representing leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is scheduled to go to Cairo Sunday for two-day meetings with another Palestinian delegation representing Fatah. According to PFLP leader Jamil Muzhir, the two delegations will discuss issues including reconstruction of the PLO and negotiations with Israel....

In photos: Fayyad lights Beit Sahour Christmas tree
12/19/2010 - MaanImages / Luay Sababa - Ramallah premier Salam Fayyad cheers Palestinians during the lighting ceremony of the main Christmas tree in the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, on Dec. 18, 2010, six days before Christmas. Scores of pilgrims are preparing to gather in the traditional birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem to celebrate the holy....

Israel curbs cash grants to ultra-Orthodox
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel's cabinet on Sunday decided to limit stipends paid to full-time ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students after the payments sparked widespread protests among university students. The government decided to limit the period that Yeshiva students can receive living stipends to five years and to reduce the number of students eligible for such....

Israel sonic booms 'making crocs randy'
12/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Sonic booms created by Israeli warplanes speeding across the sky are having the unintended consequence of launching hibernating crocodiles into mating mode, the daily Maariv reported Sunday. According to the newspaper, each time warplanes break the sound barrier over a crocodile breeding farm in the Syrian Golan Heights, the randy reptiles begin emitting....

UAE hotel 'regrets' $11-million Christmas tree
12/19/2010 - ABU DHABI (AFP) -- An upscale Abu Dhabi hotel that unveiled a jewel-studded $11 million Christmas tree said it regretted overloading the tradition, according to local press reports Sunday. The Emirates Palace hotel said it regretted "attempts to overload the tradition followed by most hotels in the country with meanings and connotations that do not fall....

Abbas to Israeli MKs in Ramallah: Help us not miss the chance for peace
Ha'aretz - Palestinian president meets with some 100 Israelis, including legislators and journalists, says Palestinians changed from culture of terror and violence into culture of peace and stability.

Human Rights Watch: Israel preventing Palestinian development
Ha'aretz - Report by New York-based rights group cites discriminatory policies favoring Israeli settlers regarding electricity, water and roads.

Obama urges Israel and Turkey to 'do everything' to repair ties
Ha'aretz - In interview with Hurriyet, U.S. president says its relations with Turkey are more important than ever 'even when we disagree'.

Iran's nuclear chief turned foreign minister reaches out to West
Ha'aretz - Ali Akbar Salehi does not mention U.S. or Israel in inaugural speech, but seemed to extend olive branch to the European Union., Egyptian leaders tells parliament session that Israel is to blame for stalemate in talks, urges U.S. and other peacebrokers to 'assume' responsibility., Israeli officials fear that Washington will not rush to exercise its veto power against such a resolution, which calls for international pressure for construction freeze.

Israeli air strike kills five Palestinian militants in Gaza
Ha'aretz - IDF statement says IAF targeted 'squad of terror operatives preparing to launch rockets toward Israeli territory.'

Report: Bolivia follows neighboring countries in recognition of Palestinian state
Ha'aretz - Bolivian President Evo Morales announces his support of a sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, Ma'an news agency reports.

Call to Action: Help Raise Awareness about Cast Lead on December 27th
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - We are coordinating an information campaign to commemorate the second anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, hoping it will call attention to Israel’s continued illegal siege on Gaza. The plan centers on an attempt to trend the hashtag #Gaza2, though we encourage people to use other forms of social media, e.g. Facebook to raise awareness as...

Lebanon Complains To The UN Over Israeli Spy Devices Located in the Country
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - The Lebanese Foreign Ministry filed an official complaint to the United Nations Security Council against Israel for implanting spy devices on Mount Sannine, in the upper Metn Region, and in Barouk Mountain in the Shouf region. The Lebanese army located the Israeli surveillance equipment recently and considered the issue as an Israeli violation of Lebanon’s...

Palestinian workers on strike protesting humiliation at checkpoint
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - Palestinian workers from the Tulkarem district in the northern West Bank, who work in Israel and Israeli settlements, went on strike Sunday protesting ill treatment by security guards who man a local checkpoint. Head of the taxi drivers union in Tulkarem Muhammad Yasin told Ma’an that about 2,000 workers were on strike. He alleged that...

Video: Israel criticised for unequal policies
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - A new report by Human Rights Watch has slammed Israel's treatment of Palestinian communities in the West Bank. It says Israel is using a two-tier system to promote illegal settlements, while deliberately stifling Palestinian development. Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh filed this report from the community of Jubb Al-Dib, near Bethlehem, which has had first-hand experience...

Jewish settlers cut down productive trees, burn sheep in Nablus villages
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - A gang of Jewish settlers were spotted late Friday night flocking into the village of Tel, south of the West Bank city of Nablus and cutting down fruit trees and vegetable plants on the farms there. Jewish settlement expert Ghassan Douglas said the settlers who vandalized the Tel village originated from the Hafat Gilad settlement,...

HRW: Separate and Unequal Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Fulll Report)
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - This report shows that Israel operates a two-tier system for the two populations of the West Bank in the large areas where it exercises exclusive control. The report is based on case studies comparing Israel’s starkly different treatment of settlements and next-door Palestinian communities in these areas. It calls on the US and EU member...

Israeli Army Claims Responsibility For Gaza Assassination, Five Palestinians Killed
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - The Israeli Army officially confirmed that its forces carried out the Air Strike that led, on Saturday, to the death of five Palestinians, believed to be resistance fighters. The army said that the Air Force targeted fighters preparing to launch rockets into adjacent Israeli areas. The slain fighters are apparently members of the Al Quds...

Israel's Sham Democracy
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - ...On December 17, the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said a new report lists 20 new Knesset laws and draft laws that discriminate against Arab minorities, threatening their rights as citizens. In some cases, Occupied Palestinian rights are also violated. For example, a recently proposed Knesset "Bill for Protecting the Values...

Israeli forces storm Bethlehem hospital
Uruknet December 19, 2010 - Israeli forces stormed a hospital near Bethlehem on Sunday and demanded its admissions records for the past 48 hours, staff and witnesses said. Edmund Shehadeh, director of the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation, in Beit Jala, said soldiers surrounded the hospital before storming its ER and demanding the records at gunpoint. The soldiers wanted records...

Iran nuclear talks ‘very good’: Ahmadinejad
Uruknet December 18, 2010 — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that the Geneva talks between the six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme were 'very good’ as he called for cooperation between the two sides. 'The Geneva talks were very good and it is time that they (world powers) change the policy of confrontation to engagement,’ Ahmadinejad...

Medics: 5 dead in Gaza airstrike
Uruknet December 18, 2010 - Palestinian medical officials said late Saturday that an Israeli attack killed five Palestinians east of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. The bodies of five young men were received at local hospitals, a medical spokesman said. They were identified as residents of Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza...

Israeli army raids Hebron, erects military checkpoints
19 Dec 2010 - Hebron, December 19, (Pal Telegraph) – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) erected Sunday military checkpoints in Hebron city, in the West Bank and raided number of neighborhoods. Security sources said to SAFA news agency that IOF raided number of neighborhoods, adding that tey raided Tafouh and Dorah towns Israeli soldiers erected military checkpoints at the entrance of Kraza village and Al-Samoua...

Israeli army raids limited area in east of Gaza
19 Dec 2010 - Gaza, December 19, (Pal Telegraph) - Israeli occupation forces raided Sunday a limited area in east of Gaza city. According to local sources, two bulldozers and three Israeli vehicles invaded tens of meters in east of Gaza. They razed lands adjacent to the borders of the Palestinian occupied land of 48. The sources added that the Israeli occupation forces opened...

Israeli airstrike on central Gaza kills 5
19 Dec 2010 - Gaza, December 19, (Pal Telegraph) - Five Palestinians were killed late Saturday after being attacked by Israeli warplanes in Deir Al-Balah in the middle of Gaza Strip, local sources reported. The martyrs were Palestinian resistance fighters who took a position at the nearby areas of the Israeli borders. The martyrs were transported to hospitals, medical sources said.

Egypt blames Israel for impasse
AlJazeera 19 Dec 2010 - Egyptian leader blames Israel for peace stalemate with Palestinians and warns against security by "occupation or arms".

Iran set for fuel hike backlash
AlJazeera 19 Dec 2010 - Police guard petrol stations as subsidies are gradually lifted to bring prices up to international levels.

Court to Rule on Charges against Israeli Activist Jonathan Pollak
Alternative Information Center - The verdict in the case of Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak, charged with illegal assembly for his participation in a January 2008 Critical Mass ride against the siege on Gaza, will be handed down on December 27,...

Derail Israel's Unlawful A1 Train Project– End International Complicity
Alternative Information Center - Israel’s A1 high-speed train project designed to connect Jerusalem and Tel Aviv violates international humanitarian law and human rights law.

Jerusalem hassidic leader was held ‘captive for years’
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - For 10 years Rabbi Eliezer Berland says he was little more than a marionette controlled by his son and grandson.

PM attacks 'hypocritical' human rights organizations
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Netanyahu spokesman: Human Rights Watch report on settlements is “anti-Israeli;” report accuses Israel of violations in the West Bank.

Iran parliament committee votes to cut ties with UK
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Vote comes in response to statements made last week by British Ambassador in which he criticized the country's human rights record.

Tel Aviv to be infected with Bieber Fever
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber to perform in Israel on April 14, in a venue allowing for 60,000 spectators.

Cabinet approves stipend limits to most yeshiva students
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Kadima: Decision is a spit in the face of the youth who 'contribute and serve;' Labor party minister slams Lieberman for supporting move.

Police: Stabbing was probably a terror attack
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - “We are still looking at all directions, continuing the investigation,” says police spokesman, after US woman found dead near J'lem.

Erekat: 10 EU states will upgrade their PLO missions
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Chief PA negotiator says Palestinian missions abroad are a step closer toward becoming embassies of an "occupied state with defined borders."

Erekat: Ten EU countries to approve Palestinian embassies
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Chief PLO negotiator says Palestinian missions abroad are a step closer toward becoming embassies of an "occupied state with defined borders."

Obama: US- Turkish ties 'more important than ever'
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - In interview to Turkish newspaper, Obama discusses Turkey-Israel ties and differences over Iran; stressing that "our partnership is resilient."

Mubarak blames Israel for breakdown in peace negotiations
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - Egyptian president tells bicameral session of parliament: US, other brokers should "assume responsibility"; warns Israel its security hinges on peace.

Abbas: We wanted to negotiate with Olmert during Cast Lead
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - PA president tells left-wing delegation in Ramallah that Israel and the Palestinians came closer than had previously been thought to reaching an agreement in 2008.

Abbas says UNSC recognition only one of many options
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - PA president rules out stepping down from post, dissolving PA; tells Jordanian 'al-Rai' that Palestinians need to "put Israel in a corner."

HRW slams Israel's 'illegitimate discrimination' in W. Bank
Jeruslalem Post 19 Dec 2010 - 166-page report calls on Israel to abide by int'l legal obligation to withdraw settlements, end violations of Palestinians’ rights; group urges donor countries to avoid contributing to violations of int'l law.

Scientists to view 1,200 newly discovered sea creatures
Jeruslalem Post 18 Dec 2010 - First world "census" of marine life to take place in Jerusalem, with 3,000 scientists from 80 countries participating.

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 December. 2010)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Soldiers Occupy House and Attack Demonstrators, Arresting Two Activists
12/19/2010 - International Solidarity Movement - 18th December, Palestine Solidarity Project - On Saturday, December 18th, 2010, a larger than usual number of Israeli and international activists joined Beit Ommar villagers in their demonstration against the continuing encroachment of Karmei Tsur settlers on land belonging to local farmers. Approximately 80 people took part in the high-spirited demonstration, which was accompanied by a....

Abbas to Israeli MKs in Ramallah: Help us not miss the chance for peace
Ha'aretz 19 Dec 2010 - Palestinian president meets with some 100 Israelis, including legislators and journalists, says Palestinians changed from culture of terror and violence into culture of peace and stability.

Human Rights Watch: Israel preventing Palestinian development
Ha'aretz 19 Dec 2010 - Report by New York-based rights group cites discriminatory policies favoring Israeli settlers regarding electricity, water and roads.

Obama urges Israel and Turkey to 'do everything' to repair ties
Ha'aretz 19 Dec 2010 - In interview with Hurriyet, U.S. president says its relations with Turkey are more important than ever 'even when we disagree'.

Iran's nuclear chief turned foreign minister reaches out to West
Ha'aretz 19 Dec 2010 - Ali Akbar Salehi does not mention U.S. or Israel in inaugural speech, but seemed to extend olive branch to the European Union., Egyptian leaders tells parliament session that Israel is to blame for stalemate in talks, urges U.S. and other peacebrokers to 'assume' responsibility., Israeli officials fear that Washington will not rush to exercise its veto power against such a resolution, which calls for international pressure for construction freeze.

Israeli air strike kills five Palestinian militants in Gaza
Ha'aretz 19 Dec 2010 - IDF statement says IAF targeted 'squad of terror operatives preparing to launch rockets toward Israeli territory.'

Report: Bolivia follows neighboring countries in recognition of Palestinian state
Ha'aretz 19 Dec 2010 - Bolivian President Evo Morales announces his support of a sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, Ma'an news agency reports.

Begin family opposes late PM's image on new Israeli bills
Ha'aretz - Benny Begin: The family expressed opposition to the new bills six months ago, and when hearings were convened, no one turned to us.

Palestinians embark on the 'Intifada of Graves'
Ha'aretz - Plan to bury the dead in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank intended to force new realities in the absence of negotiations.

Cabinet postpones discussion on bill excusing ultra-Orthodox from IDF service
Ha'aretz - Cabinet approves second bill limiting the time yeshiva students can receive government stipends to five years.

Yohanan Danino named next chief of Israel Police
Ha'aretz - Southern District's top commander wins appointment despite investigation into his involvement in a botched operation that ended in the murder of two police agents exposed by mobsters.

'It was clear they came to kill us', says survivor of Jerusalem stabbing
Ha'aretz - Victim of attack allegedly perpetrated by two Arab men near Jerusalem recalls the incident which killed her friend and forced her to play dead to save her own life.

Body of U.S. tourist found near Jerusalem; police suspect terror attack
Ha'aretz - Christine Logan disappeared on Saturday, when she and a Jerusalem-area friend were stabbed by assailants while hiking at an archaeological site; her friend, Susan Kaye Wilson, was hospitalized in moderate condition.

Israeli firefighter dies of injuries sustained in Carmel blaze
Ha'aretz - Danny Hayat was burned on 65 percent of his body after trying to rescue prison service cadets from burning bus; his death marks the 44th person killed in the blaze.

100 Israelis meet Abbas in Ramallah
YNet News - At Mukataa compound, PA leader tells Mitzna, Oron and other leading figures....

Mubarak blames Israel for deadlocked talks
YNet News - Egyptian president tells his parliament in Cairo that Jewish state's security....

State extends IDF benefits to families of Carmel firefighters
YNet News - Netanyahu says decision based on fact that firemen perished while trying to save....

Maj.-Gen. Yohanan Danino named next Israel Police chief
YNet News - Southern District commander to replace Commissioner Dudi Cohen in a few months.....

Group: Palestinian communities stifled by Israel
YNet News - New York-based Human Rights Watch report urges US to slash aid to Israel because....

Tourist's body found near Jerusalem
YNet News - After overnight search, Christine Logan's body found in wooded area; Kaye Susan....

Palestinian negotiator: Peace process in 'deep coma'
YNet News - US proposals 'totally useless,' says negotiator after Palestinians tell Obama....

Stabbing victim's friends shocked
YNet News - Kaye Susan Wilson, the 46-year-old tour guide who was bound and stabbed multiple times Saturday in a mountainous area outside Jerusalem, continues to recover at the .......

IDF calls off live-ammunition drill
YNet News - The Israel Defense Forces has called off a plan to hold a live-ammunition drill, after Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi received a letter from bereaved parents whose sons .......

Abbas: Netanyahu chose settlements over peace
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will himself take charge of Iraq's security as ministers heading the army and police will not yet be named when he unveils his cabinet Monday, sources said Sunday. Meanwhile, ex-Prime Minister Iyad...

Maliki to name cabinet, delay security posts
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will himself take charge of Iraq's security as ministers heading the army and police will not yet be named when he unveils his cabinet Monday, sources said Sunday. Meanwhile, ex-Prime Minister Iyad...

Mubarak blames Israel for impasse on peace talks
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak blamed Israel Sunday for the stalemate in peace negotiations with the Palestinians in a speech before a joint session of the Egyptian Parliament's two chambers. Mubarak also warned Israel that the...

Israeli settlements displace Palestinians - rights group
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank lack basic amenities and are effectively being forcibly displaced by discriminatory Israeli policies, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Sunday. The New York-based rights group called on...

Iran Parliament committee votes to sever UK ties
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 TEHRAN: A committee in Iran's Parliament voted Sunday to cut diplomatic relations with Britain, a day after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for "cooperation" with major powers. The decision by Parliament's national security and foreign policy committee,...

Iran's former foreign minister labels his sacking un-Islamic
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 Iran's former foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki has hit out at his sacking this week, branding the move both "un-Islamic and offensive" as his replacement called for "positive interaction" with the European Union and more cooperation with...

Taliban kill 13 Afghan soldiers, police
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 KABUL: Taliban fighters struck at Afghan security forces Sunday, storming an army recruiting center in the north that sparked a daylong gunbattle, and ambushing a bus carrying army officers in the capital - the first major...

Obama: Turkey ties 'more important than ever'
Daily Star 19 Dec 2010 ANKARA: US ties with Turkey are "more important than ever" despite differences over Iran, President Barack Obama said, also urging Ankara to repair ties with Israel, in an interview published Sunday. "Our shared interests, our shared...

Iran's nuclear chief takes over as foreign minister, seeks better ties with Gulf Arab nations
LA Times 18 Dec 2010 - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief replaced the country's sacked foreign minister Saturday and said his top priorities include building a "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, an announcement that appeared meant to ease suspicion and fear across the Persian Gulf about Iran's nuclear program.

Omar Barghouti is on the Mondo Awards Panel of Judges
Mondoweiss - There, I said it. I realize that is not a very eloquent title for Omar's Introduction but for the life of me I have no idea how to introduce a Giant. Seriously, we all know him already. The mere mention of his name inspires awe. Omar...

11 more families in Occupied West Bank are ordered to leave their homes inside 24 hours. Where is the U.S.?
Mondoweiss - The U.N. in Israel/Palestine is circulating the following information today about a village in the Occupied West Bank, east of Nablus. Ma'an confirms the news . Where is the American President or Secretary of State? We want to inform you that 11 Palestinian families in Khirbeit Tana...

Guerrilla ad campaign in SFO
Mondoweiss - We got these pictures in the mail:

Brooklyn-Jenin: Why didn’t the judges prevent the demolition in Lod?
Mondoweiss - As fifty children lose their homes under the auspices of the Supreme Court the question should be asked: Does the Supreme Court act in the service of a racist ideology in the spirit of Rabbi Eliyahu and his cohorts? One morning, when the storm started shaking...

What slapdash H.R. 1765 reveals about the lobby and public awareness
Mondoweiss - Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} As House Resolution 1765, formerly 1731 and 1734, passed in the House by a voice vote enjoining...

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