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Continued Demolitions in Jordan Valley, Jerusalem
5 Feb 2016 - Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished five homes and four other Palestinian-owned structures in the Jordan Valley town of Tammun, in the occupied West Bank. ...
ISM Report: Ongoing Colonization in Hebron (VIDEO)
5 Feb 2016 - Israeli forces prepare the illegal invasion of Palestinian houses by settlers On February 3rd, 2016, Israeli occupation forces violently opened the door of houses in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi Mosque by cutting the door locks with a disk grinder, and then entered these houses. ...
Al-Qeeq Rejects Court Decision, Now Unresponsive
5 Feb 2016 - On Thursday, Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq said he rejected the Israeli court decision to temporarily suspend his administrative detention (indefinite jailing without charge or trial), and that he would continue with his hunger strike. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Three Palestinians, Injure Several Others, In Jenin
5 Feb 2016 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday evening, three Palestinians, and injured several others, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. One of the kidnapped Palestinians was also shot and injured prior to his abduction. ...
Army Kills A Child, Kidnaps Another, In Hebron
5 Feb 2016 - Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed a child from Halhoul town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped another. ...
Two Injured With Live Rounds, As Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest in Kufur Qaddoum
5 Feb 2016 - Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and attacked the weekly protest, wounding two with live rounds. ...
Families Remain Isolated In A Surrounded Building in Qabatia
5 Feb 2016 - For the second consecutive day, families living in a residential building in Qabatia town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, remain isolated, running out of food and water, after the soldiers surrounded the building and occupied its rooftop. ...
Army Kidnaps Eight Palestinians In The West Bank
5 Feb 2016 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and summoned several others for interrogation. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Israel's Brazil envoy crisis: Netanyahu taking little action in face of effective Palestinian campaign
Palestinian diplomats pressure Brazil not to accept former settler leader Dani Dayan's ambassadorship; meanwhile, Brazil's defense minister stopped taking Ya'alon's calls.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - MiguelHernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
Does the Israeli occupation fuel 'extremism'?
02/05/2016 - We speak to Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely, and ask a Syrian opposition political adviser about the UN peace talks
  Daily Star
Political theater finds new home on Twitter
5 Feb 2016 Politics in Lebanon are like a never-ending play, and while spectators are accustomed to witnessing the drama unfold on television via interviews and speeches, a new stage has emerged.
Waste-treatment plant opens in south
5 Feb 2016 A European Union-funded waste treatment plant opened Friday in the south Lebanon village of Kfour, in the Nabatieh district, part of ongoing efforts to help Lebanon deal with its crippling trash crisis.
Iran calls on U.S. to reassure European banks over trade
5 Feb 2016 Iran Thursday called on the United States to make a clear public pledge that it would not penalize European banks for legitimate trade with the Islamic Republic.
Lebanon poised for prolonged presidential vacuum
5 Feb 2016 Parliament is unlikely to elect a president next week over a lack of quorum, further prolonging the 20-month-long presidential vacuum, as rival factions refused to budge on their conflicting positions on the two competing candidates from...
  YNet News
Terrorists and the power of words
5 Feb 2016 - Op-ed: Qabatiya, which sent out an organized terror cell for the first time in this intifada, has produced an amount of terrorists that any serious terror organization could be proud of. Perhaps in daylight this place looks normal. But in my memory, it will always be dark and dangerous. ....
Push launched for Mizrahi heritage in education
5 Feb 2016 - Following years of criticism for neglecting non-European Jewish history and culture, the Education Ministry has formed a committee to recommend necessary action. ....
Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts'
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Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria
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IDF clamps down on web journalists
5 Feb 2016 - About 30 bloggers and webmasters receive order to submit articles to the military censor for approval before pubication. ....
Kerry says in talks on Syria ceasefire, will know in days if possible
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UN chief Ban 'ashamed' overpeace process
5 Feb 2016 - ....
Colombia official attributes 3 deaths to Zika
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Comptroller: Major flaws in handling of tunnel threat
5 Feb 2016 - State comptroller issues draft report criticizing Cabinet and prime minister's management of Hamas tunnels into Israel before and during Operation Protective Edge. ....
Terror keeps striking, but solution distant
5 Feb 2016 - Analysis: 31 have been murdered in the current round of violence - and the efforts to change this trend haven't been enough so far. The government decided not to return bodies of terrorists - and some were returned. Closures were imposed over cities and towns - but most were only partial. What other measures were implemented, and which turned out to be a farce? ....
'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel
5 Feb 2016 - While the Health Ministry advises against 'reparative' therapy to 'reduce' homosexuality, there is no law to limit it; clients include Orthodox Jews, as well as Jewish teens from the US; 'It's exporting hatred and junk science to Israel,' says opponent. ....
Conflicting reports on state of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain
5 Feb 2016 - One report notes 22% drop compared to 2014, but still the third-highest amount on record, while another report notes 18% increase, but a 25% drop in crimes that led to charges. ....
It's not desperation, it's incitement
5 Feb 2016 - Op-ed: Mr. Prime Minister, you must extend a hand in peace, even if it doesn't lead to peace. Not another declaration that you will 'meet with Abbas without preconditions.' You can try something a little more daring. ....
Investigation protocols reveal Duma murderer's interrogation
4 Feb 2016 - Amiram Ben-Uliel led his interrogators through the crime scene, recounting the arson attack that killed three members of the Dawabsheh family. ....
The chart of despair in Netanyahu's land
4 Feb 2016 - If there are any happy Israelis, they must be the ones who inherited an apartment or won the lottery. All the rest submissively accept their fate as if it were a force majeure. ....
Holocaust survivors sue Hungarian government
4 Feb 2016 - 14 survivors, some from Israel, file class action lawsuit in the US, claiming that Hungary and its national train company are complicit in the deportation of over a half a million Jews, and in the confiscation of their property. ....
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 6 Feb 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 6 Feb 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 6 Feb 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 6 Feb 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 6 Feb 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
The irreconcilable differences of liberal Zionism
Mondoweiss 5 Feb 2016 - As Israeli Apartheid Week approaches, various student groups across the US, Canada, and England are planning their educational events with trepidation.  This is the time when they get to screen documentaries, put on workshops, build mock walls and checkpoints, and bring eloquent speakers to campus.  It...
Israeli Troops Kill a Palestinian Teen Hurling Molotov
Asharq Alawsat ME News 5 Feb 2016 - A Palestinian protester hurls a molotov cocktail towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank town of Qabatya, near Jenin February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian 17-year-old in the occupied West Bank on Friday, hospital officials said. Israeli military claimed...
‘Blacklisted’ human rights groups sing a defiant tune
+972 Magazine 5 Feb 2016 - Amid an unprecedented wave of delegitimization and attacks on human rights groups in Israel, dozens of organizations throw a mini-festival in Tel Aviv, sending a message that they will not be deterred. Journalist and musician Dror Feuer performs at the ‘Blacklisted’ event at the Tel Aviv...
‘New York Times’ picks up Bernie Sanders’s ‘socialist’ kibbutz but leaves out the ethnic cleansing
Mondoweiss 5 Feb 2016 - It’s Bernie Sanders’s moment, which means that journalists are poring over his early years, including his travel overseas. Yossi Melman, a journalist, revealed yesterday the name of the kibbutz that Sanders famously worked on in the 1960s: It was reported that B. Sandres refused to say...
Gindi offers Alon Blue Square NIS 240m injection
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - Gindi Holdings is also willing to pay the Alon Israel Oil Company NIS 115 million for the controlling interest.
Israel, Netherlands strive for high-tech cooperation
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - Dr. Racheli Kreisberg: The two countries face similar challenges but have different advantages.
Israel's car leasing cos suspected of tax evasion
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - The Israel Tax Authority has been conducting a wide-ranging undercover investigation in the auto and leasing sectors.
Shekel ends week stronger, well below NIS 3.90/$
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - Over the past week, the Israeli currency has gained 1.7% against the dollar.
Women of the Wall victory can teach us a few things
+972 Magazine 5 Feb 2016 - If we succeeded at pushing the government to find a solution on a matter as sensitive as the Western Wall, then we can also push Israel’s leadership — from a perspective of self interest — to make other, equally positive decisions. By Batya Kallus Women of...
Lebanons, part 5: The Wind
+972 Magazine 5 Feb 2016 - Yuval Ben-Ami’s new project is an anti-travelogue: an exploration of places unvisited.   (Click  here  for more.) Map of Tripoli, Lebanon. (By Élisée Reclus) Blue and white stripes appeared faintly in the fog above me, one atop the other, higher and higher up the rock face....
Iranian-Backed Group Arrested in Bethlehem
Asharq Alawsat ME News 5 Feb 2016 - Al-Sabirin Hezbollah-inspired flag Ramallah- Palestinian security forces in the West Bank managed to abort an attempt on establishing an infrastructure for the “Al-Sabirin [The Patient] for the Victory of Palestine.”. The movement is present in Gaza and is known for its direct affiliation with the Iranian...
Five reasons why Iran-Saudi conflict won't escalate
Al-Monitor 5 Feb 2016 - Despite media speculation about war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, several domestic and international factors make that prospect highly unlikely.
Why some Israelis are taking to social media to expose sexual harassment
Al-Monitor 5 Feb 2016 - Israeli society is undergoing a transformation as women talk about sexual harassment on social media, which is becoming the public arena for exposing misconduct instead of filing a complaint with the police.
VIDEO: 'Assad using scorched earth policy'
BBC 5 Feb 2016 - The negotiator for Syrian opposition group Jaysh al-Islam speaks to Lina Sinjab about why talks with the government were suspended.
Al-Qiq rejects court freeze on detention, continues hunger strike
Occupation Magazine 4 Feb 2016 - Ma`an - The imprisoned journalist, Muhammad al-Qiq, views the court ruling as an attempt to undermine his resistance against the "immoral and inhumane administrative detention," referring to Israel`s internment of Palestinians without trial or charge. Al-Qiq also said it was an attempt to undermine public and...
Israel`s Military Censor Takes on Dozens of Bloggers, Facebook Pages
Occupation Magazine 4 Feb 2016 - Gili Cohen - Haaretz - Yossi Gurevitch who runs the “George’s Friends” page, which calls itself a “blog for social, political and media criticism,” wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that the military censor informed him that it “must see posts and status updates” that he...
The emperor has no clothes: The West Bank, settlements and the two State Solution
Occupation Magazine 4 Feb 2016 - Miko Peled - American Herald Tribune - Not a single inch of the West Bank or the Gaza Strip is under Palestinian sovereignty. All of the Palestine, from the River to the Sea is controlled by Israel. So when European countries recognize Palestine they too are...
Israel Aerospace workers threaten industrial action
Globes Main News 4 Feb 2016 - The workers are protesting management's unilateral streamlining measures.
Double standard seen as Israel sentences minors involved in Abu Khdeir murder to prison but no punitive measures
Mondoweiss 4 Feb 2016 - Two Israeli minors were convicted in a Jerusalem district court Thursday afternoon for the abduction and killing of a 16-year old Palestinian boy in July 2014. Mohammed Abu Khdeir was taken from outside of his home by three assailants who later poured gasoline on him, burned...
60 Palestinians homeless after Israel razes West Bank village for army training zone
Mondoweiss 4 Feb 2016 - Some 60 Palestinians awoke Tuesday morning to the sound of bulldozers razing their West Bank village in the South Hebron Hills as the Israeli army cleared the grounds to expand a live-fire training zone, according to the Israeli human rights group B’tselem . The military demolished 22...
Economic equality is an unconditional right
+972 Magazine 4 Feb 2016 - Right-wing ministers in Israel’s government are putting their own political interests over the economic and social needs of the country’s Arab citizens. By Rawnak Natour and Abed Kanaaneh A damaged section of the wall separating Lod’s Palestinian neighborhood of Pardes Shanir and the Jewish town of...
Bernie Sanders’ spirituality is resonating with young religious ‘None’s
Mondoweiss 4 Feb 2016 - Last night, Bernie Sanders was asked about his religious practice, and he told a town hall in Derry, N.H., that he is a very religious person. Everybody practices religion in a different way. To me I would not be here tonight, I would not be running...
Israelis jailed for killing Palestinian
BBC 4 Feb 2016 - A court in Jerusalem hands two young Israelis lengthy prison sentences for the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdair in 2014.
Former BBC journalist 'detained in Iran'
BBC 4 Feb 2016 - The Iranian authorities reportedly arrest former BBC Persian service journalist Bahman Daroshafaei at his home in Tehran.
What happens when an anti-Zionist rabbi visits Israel
Al-Monitor 4 Feb 2016 - On a rare visit to Israel, the anti-Zionist Satmar Rabbi distributed money to ultra-Orthodox institutions that refuse to receive state funding.
The best response to Israel’s new stop-and-frisk law: Stop showering
+972 Magazine 4 Feb 2016 - A new law in Israel gives police broad powers to search anyone in an area they say there’s a fear of ‘hostile terrorist activities.’ Or in other words: anywhere with a critical mass of Arabs. Here’s how to fight back. By Fady Khoury Israeli police search...
Why are Reformists criticizing Rafsanjani?
Al-Monitor 4 Feb 2016 - Rafsanjani's criticism of the Guardian Council has brought about the criticism of two Reformist political figures in Iran.
Poll: Even hopeful Israelis expect little from peace talks
Al-Monitor 4 Feb 2016 - According to an Israel Democracy Institute survey, an overwhelming majority of Israelis support a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, but paradoxically don’t believe it would lead anywhere.
Palestinian mayor: Israel punishing 25,000 people for the actions of three
Middle East Eye 5 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Israel blockaded Qatabiya, in the West Bank, after three residents killed an Israeli officer. For many, Israel's actions are collective punishment
Netanyahu accuses Palestinian Israeli MPs of 'comforting families of terrorists'
Middle East Eye 5 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Israeli PM and speaker of Knesset to file complaints against three Balad MPs who met with families of Palestinians killed in alleged attacks
Three US congressmen ask to visit Iran to monitor upcoming elections
Middle East Eye 4 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Among the other requests asked by the congressmen includes meeting with top Iranian officials and visiting the country’s main nuclear facilities
Security ties between Palestinians and Israel begin to fray
Middle East Eye 4 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Attack on Israeli soldiers by PA guard exposes split between Netanyahu and army over how to respond
Two Israeli teens sentenced for burning Palestinian boy to death
Middle East Eye 4 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is widely seen as a spark for a cycle of violence that led to the 2014 Gaza war
Lebanon resists granting work permits to Syrian refugees
Middle East Eye 4 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined An influx of a million Syrians has hit Lebanon hard and calls to give them legal work are seen by some as attempts to stop many moving to Europe
Bernie Sanders Stint at 'Stalinist' Kibbutz Quickly Draws Red-Baiting From Right
The Forward New 5 Feb 2016 - Bernie Sanders’s stint at a Israeli kibbutz that once praised Stalin quickly spawned a torrent of red-baiting from the right. Will the accusations hurt his surging presidential campaign †and could he also face uncomfortable questions from the left?
Orthodox 'Angel' Killed in Freak Manhattan Crane Collapse
The Forward New 5 Feb 2016 - A 38-year-old Jewish man was killed when a construction crane collapsed on his car in Manhattan.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Tightens Grip on Las Vegas Newspaper
The Forward New 5 Feb 2016 - Executives at the Las Vegas newspaper purchased by billionaire Sheldon Adelson are meddling with stories about the casino mogul and powerful Republican Jewish political donor, according to a blockbuster report published today in Politico.
GOP Senator Pushes To Allow 'Made in Israel' Labels for Settlement Products
The Forward New 5 Feb 2016 - A Customs reminder barring West Bank products from being labeled “Made in Israel,†has turned into a political fight with Republicans pushing forward a legislative measures in order to revoke the labeling rule.
2 Young Teen Israeli Arab Girls Stab Security Guard
The Forward New 4 Feb 2016 - Two Arab-Israeli teenage girls stabbed a security guard near the Ramle central bus station, police said.
Jewish Voice for Peace Takes Credit for Israel-Bashing Fake New York Times
The Forward New 3 Feb 2016 - A branch of Jewish Voice for Peace and a second left-wing group have taken credit for distributing a fake issue of the New York Times on February 2 made up of commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Eritrea: Meetings of Eritrean Women in Israel and Switzerland
allAfrica.com 4 Feb 2016 - [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean women residing in Israel and Switzerland reaffirmed their readiness to enhance their support to the national development programmes.
Shekel ends week stronger, well below NIS 3.90/$
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - Over the past week, the Israeli currency has gained 1.7% against the dollar.
Israel's car leasing cos suspected of tax evasion
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - The Israel Tax Authority has been conducting a wide-ranging undercover investigation in the auto and leasing sectors.
Israel, Netherlands strive for high-tech cooperation
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - Dr. Racheli Kreisberg: The two countries face similar challenges but have different advantages.
Gindi offers Alon Blue Square NIS 240m injection
Globes Main News 5 Feb 2016 - Gindi Holdings is also willing to pay the Alon Israel Oil Company NIS 115 million for the controlling interest.
Israel Aerospace workers threaten industrial action
Globes Main News 4 Feb 2016 - The workers are protesting management's unilateral streamlining measures.
IMI develops bomb to reduce collateral damage
Globes Aerospace & Defense 3 Feb 2016 - Israel Military Industries bomb has the same external shape as the old one, but its shape inside its envelope is straight.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 5 Feb 2016 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 5 Feb 2016 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 5 Feb 2016 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 5 Feb 2016 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 5 Feb 2016 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 5 Feb 2016 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
  Ma'an News
Israeli forces kill 14-year-old Palestinian allegedly throwing Molotov cocktail
2/5/2016 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers killed a 14-year-old Palestinian and detained another young boy in the occupied West Bank town of Halhul north of Hebron, after the two allegedly tried to throw Molotov cocktails at passing vehicles."During routine activity...
Israeli forces shoot, injure 10 Palestinians in Friday demos
2/5/2016 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- At least ten Palestinians were injured by live fire when Israeli forces suppressed demonstrations across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday. Three Palestinian youths were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets in the al-Jalazun refugee camp...
Hunger-striking journalist no longer responsive, says wife
2/5/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an ) -- The wife of hunger-striking Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq said Friday that her husband's health had continued to deteriorate and he was no longer responsive to visitors. Fayhaa Shalash, a journalist herself, told Ma'an that...
Israel demolishes 9 Palestinian structures in Jordan Valley
2/5/2016 - TUBAS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Thursday demolished five homes and four other Palestinian-owned structures in the Jordan Valley town of Tammun in the occupied West Bank. A spokesperson for Israel's Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT...
Witnesses: Molotov cocktails thrown at Israeli bus in Silwan
2/5/2016 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli bus reportedly caught fire after Molotov cocktails were thrown at it in the Ras al-Amud area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday night, witnesses said. Witnesses told Ma'an that the bus was...
Israeli forces detain 8, deliver 5 demolition orders in predawn raids
2/5/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Friday detained at least eight Palestinians and delivered demolition orders to the families of five Palestinian attackers in predawn raids across the occupied West Bank. An Israeli army spokesperson said four Palestinians were detained in...
Palestinian town sealed for 2nd day after deadly attack
2/5/2016 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Friday continued to seal the occupied West Bank town of Qabatiya, the hometown of three Palestinians who were shot dead after carrying out an attack that left an Israeli officer dead in Jerusalem earlier this...
Thousands attend funeral of 3 Jerusalem attackers in West Bank
2/5/2016 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Thousands attended the funeral of three Palestinians who were killed after a shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Friday evening, as they were laid to rest in their hometown of Qabatiya. Qabatiya residents Ahmad Rajeh Ismail Zakarneh...
Israeli authorities hand demolition order to family of stabbing attack suspect
2/5/2016 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities handed on Friday a demolition order to the family of a Palestinian who was detained for allegedly killing an Israeli settler in January. Badir Adais, the father of Mourad Adais, said he received a demolition order...
Israel extends closed military zone status in Hebron's Old City
2/5/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces extended the closed military zone status of a part of the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, activists said on Friday. Palestinian activist group Youth Against Settlements said they had learned that the...
PLO Executive Committee hails efforts to hold Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
2/5/2016 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinie Liberation Organization Executive Committee held a meeting Thursday evening at the Palestinian presidential headquarters in Ramallah City to discuss internal Palestinian issues, current political developments and subsequent missions and responsibilities. The committee welcomed efforts by France...
Netanyahu to take action against Palestinian MKs
2/5/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to take action against Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset who have visited the family homes of Palestinian attackers in recent months, a Knesset press release said Friday. The Israeli premier...
  The Guardian
Could foreign policy be Bernie Sanders' undoing? Yes – if you believe the polls
5 Feb 2016 - Sanders appeared out of his depth when pressed in Thursday’s debate on foreign policy issues that polls suggest Americans are concerned about once more...
Israel's supreme court suspends detention of Palestinian journalist
5 Feb 2016 - Hunger-striking reporter said to be near death after 72 days without food Israel’s supreme court has suspended the detention without trial of the hunger-striking...
Protesters silencing speakers like me won’t solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem | Ami Ayalon
5 Feb 2016 - People with extremist views – on both sides – have been defining the Middle East for 20 years. Sadly I got a taste of...
Israeli teenagers jailed for murder of Palestinian boy
4 Feb 2016 - Pair were part of group who seized 16-year-old from Jerusalem street before beating and burning him to death Two Israeli youths who kidnapped and...
Israeli ambassador was repeatedly warned over London security breaches
4 Feb 2016 - Daniel Taub, Israel’s most recent envoy to the UK, returned to Israel after officials raised late-night visits to official home Israel’s most recent ambassador...
  Ha'aretz National News
Case closed against former IDF chief Ashkenazi, clearing way to enter politics
Ha'aretz - 20 Jan 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon protest UNRWA service cut
5 Feb 2016 - Palestinian refugees in Lebanon on early Friday rallied outside the UNRWA headquarters in Lebanon to protest the agency's decision to reduce its health services.
Turkey's IHH funds construction of residential neighborhood in Gaza
5 Feb 2016 - Palestinian minister of works Mufid al-Hasayneh on Thursday signed an agreement with the Turkish relief group IHH to build a residential neighborhood for the impoverished families in the Gaza Strip.
Jerusalem Endowment urges IOA to cease assaults on Umayyad Palaces
5 Feb 2016 - Jerusalem’s Department of Islamic Awqaf (Endowment) and al-Aqsa Affairs urged the IOA to cease the ongoing vandalism at the Umayyad Palaces.
Qeiq decides to continue hunger strike despite critical turn
5 Feb 2016 - Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qeiq announced Thursday his decision to continue his hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest at being detained in the Afula hospital.
Haneyya: Liberating the land needs a religious Palestinian generation
5 Feb 2016 - Deputy head of Hamas's political bureau Ismail Haneyya has said that building a religious Palestinian generation goes in parallel with the preparations being made for the battle of liberation.
30 Palestinians injured as Israeli troops roll into besieged Qabatiya
5 Feb 2016 - At least 30 Palestinian civilians sustained wounds on Thursday evening in fresh clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Qabatiya.
Abu Khdair’s family condemns sentences against murderers of their son
5 Feb 2016 - The Palestinian family of martyr Mohammad Abu Khdair on Thursday condemned the court sentences against the murderers of their son.
PA forces extend Qassem’s detention order, arrest five others
4 Feb 2016 - Court of First Instance in Nablus extended on Thursday the detention order against Dr. Abdusattar Qassem for 15 days.
Limited Israeli incursion east of Rafah
4 Feb 2016 - IOF on Thursday advanced into Palestinian lands to the east of Rafah in southern Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip and leveled lands for unknown reasons.
IOF razes Palestinians’ homes in Northern Jordan Valley
4 Feb 2016 - Israeli forces Thursday morning razed housing facilities in al-Maksar area in northern Jordan Valley for the claim of lacking construction permits.
IOF quells march of students in Occupied Jerusalem
4 Feb 2016 - The IOF quelled a peaceful march of students called for by the youth movement in Mount Scopus in Occupied Jerusalem.
Palestinian youth injured by Israeli gunfire east of Bethlehem
4 Feb 2016 - A Palestinian young man was injured Thursday evening by Israeli gunfire in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Taqoa village to the east of Bethlehem.
The settlement that killed the Palestinian state
4 Feb 2016 - The Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim would continue to forever separate a great number of Palestinians from Jerusalem.
Al-Qeiq's condition takes a turn for the worse
4 Feb 2016 - The condition of Palestinian administrative detainee who has been on a hunger strike for two and a half months has deteriorated in recent days, Haaretz reported Thursday.
Unprecedented settlement activity in Deir Ballout
4 Feb 2016 - The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) are fiercely targeting the town of Deir Ballout west of Salfit with unprecedented settlement activity.
Palestinian refugees close UNRWA offices, buildings in Lebanon
4 Feb 2016 - A number of Palestinian refugees on Thursday morning closed all offices and headquarters of the UNRWA in some Lebanese cities to protest the agency's decision to reduce its medical services.
Israeli security man injured in stabbing attack in Ramla city
4 Feb 2016 - An Israeli security guard on Thursday morning suffered injuries in an alleged stabbing attack at the entrance to the Ramla bus station, north of occupied Palestine.
IOF storms Tell and Beita towns in Nablus
4 Feb 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday stormed the towns of Tell and Beita in Nablus province.
IOF knocks down wedding hall, garage in Occupied Jerusalem
4 Feb 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday and Wednesday knocked down a wedding hall and a garage for repairing cars in Occupied Jerusalem city.
IOF arrests 21 Palestinians across West Bank
4 Feb 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched at dawn Thursday a large-scale raid campaign across occupied Jerusalem and West Bank.
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
Outrage Grows as Italy Investigates Student’s Death in Egypt
5 Feb 2016 - As officials flew into Cairo to investigate the death of an Italian student, it emerged that the student had secretly written from Egypt for a left-wing Italian newspaper.
Syrian Forces Press Aleppo, Sending Thousands Fleeing
5 Feb 2016 - The government’s gains have sent insurgents scrambling, led civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey and scuttled peace talks in Geneva.
In Iran, State-Backed Companies Win From Lifted Sanctions
5 Feb 2016 - While major conglomerates profit, little or nothing is trickling down to the lower levels of Iran’s beleaguered but still enormous private sector.
5 Czechs Who Were Missing in Lebanon Arrive Home
5 Feb 2016 - The joyful response to their return has been tempered by revelations that Prague seems to have freed two terrorism suspects to secure their release.
Government Forces, Backed by Russian Jets, Advance in Syria
4 Feb 2016 - The government’s recent gains have diminished pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to compromise in negotiations.
An Italian’s Brutal Death in Egypt Chills Relations
4 Feb 2016 - The body of Giulio Regeni, a doctoral candidate who was doing research, was found on the edge of Cairo with signs of torture methods frequently associated with the security forces.
Qaeda Commander in Yemen Is Killed in Airstrike
4 Feb 2016 - Jalal Bala’idi, a field commander for Al Qaeda, had been wanted by the United States, and is believed to have been killed in an American drone strike.
2 Israelis Sentenced in 2014 Murder of Palestinian Teenager
4 Feb 2016 - One was given life in prison for a crime that prompted deep soul-searching in Israel and contributed to the Gaza war that same year.
Disappointed With Europe, Thousands of Iraqi Migrants Return Home
4 Feb 2016 - Many of the Iraqis who joined Syrians, Africans and Afghans in the great migrant wave to Europe last year with expectations of quick success are now turning around.
Obama Is Pressed to Open Military Front Against ISIS in Libya
4 Feb 2016 - The number of Islamic State fighters in Libya has grown to between 5,000 and 6,500, Pentagon officials said, more than double the estimate of last fall.
Geneva Journal: As Syria Talks Fizzle, ‘War Has No Meaning Anymore’
4 Feb 2016 - Much in Geneva this week was like the last round of Syria peace talks there two years ago. But something fundamental had changed: There was, on both sides, grim resignation.
world briefing: Iraq: Baghdad to Get a Security Wall and Trench
4 Feb 2016 - The construction will be an effort to prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the city.
World Briefing: Iran: Former BBC Journalist Is Arrested
3 Feb 2016 - The former journalist, Bahman Daroshafaei, a dual citizen of Britain and Iran, was taken into custody for undisclosed reasons in Tehran, where he had been working as a translator.
Israeli Police Officer Is Killed in Attack by 3 Palestinians in Jerusalem
3 Feb 2016 - Another border police officer was wounded in the assault, carried out by men armed with automatic rifles, knives and pipe bombs, who were fatally shot by officers at the scene.
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Analysis: Recognizing 'Palestine' and the French diplomatic initiative du jour
5 Feb 2016 - FM Fabius talks of an international conference, and – if that fails – recognition of "Palestine."
Hotovely: IDF, Shin Bet wrong to say Palestinian terror caused by despair
5 Feb 2016 - During the interview, Hotovely was asked 12 times if she, personally, supports a Palestinian state.
Thousands of Palestinians turn out for terrorists' funerals in West Bank
5 Feb 2016 - The large turnout was reported despite the fact that Israeli security forces have maintained a closure on Kabatiya, imposed just hours after the attack which claimed the life of a Border Policewoman.
Israel hands over bodies of 3 Palestinian terrorists from Jerusalem attack
5 Feb 2016 -
Israel remembers 73 soldiers killed in helicopter disaster 19 years ago
5 Feb 2016 - The tragedy has become known in Israeli parlance as 'ason ha'msokim' ('the helicopters disaster').
'Netanyahu inciting against us,' Arab MKs say after visiting terrorists' kin
5 Feb 2016 -
NATO: Russia's support for Assad undermining Syrian peace talks
5 Feb 2016 -
Trudeau: Canada must move 'carefully' in lifting Iran sanctions
5 Feb 2016 - The United States, the European Union and other major nations have already lifted some of their punitive measures following a deal struck last month between Iran and world powers.
Israel's air force still keeps eye on Iran despite nuclear deal
5 Feb 2016 - The effort is overseen by the IAF’s Air Operations, established in the midst of Operation Protective Edge in 2014, as the body responsible for activating and building up Israeli air power.
Israel threatens to revoke press credentials from 'negligent' journalists
4 Feb 2016 - Move is a reaction to a number of news clippings and stories with headlines that seemed to paint Palestinian terrorists in a more sympathetic light.
'Israel's AG vetoed my plan to banish Palestinian terrorists' kin to Gaza'
4 Feb 2016 - Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told a conference in Herzliya that Israel cannot legally deport Palestinians from the West Bank to Gaza.
Deri cancels Israeli residency for father of terrorist
4 Feb 2016 - Ala Zwid, who had been living in Umm al-Fahm, badly wounded a 19-year-old female soldier and lightly-to-moderately wounded a 14-year-old boy and two men aged 19 and 45.
Israel Railways is going electric
4 Feb 2016 - Transportation Minister Israel Katz this week approved the landmark NIS 28.3 billion, four-year budget for the project – the largest amount ever allocated to Israel Railways.
While Brazil rejects Israeli envoy, it inaugurates Palestinian embassy
4 Feb 2016 - The inauguration of the embassy comes as Brazil and Israel tussle over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s nominee to fill the vacant Israeli envoy position.
Fed Cup Tennis: Israel storms back, sweeps Estonia to stay in contention
4 Feb 2016 - Israel faces Croatia in its final Pool C tie on Friday.
Father of slain border police woman: ‘I salute you’
4 Feb 2016 - Hadar Cohen, 19, laid to rest in Yehud’s military cemetery
Fire Deputy Minister Porush
4 Feb 2016 - It is inconceivable that a Jewish public figure in a Jewish state can say something like this against fellow Jews and walk away unscathed.
Column One: A (much) better year
4 Feb 2016 - Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a mosque with longstanding ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Jerusalem Post Editorial:
4 Feb 2016 - Nearly every day there is an infuriating incident in which Israel is unjustly bashed in international fora, on college campuses or in the news media.
High Court suspends administrative detention for 72-day hunger striker
4 Feb 2016 - Shin Bet says Muhammad Kik was arrested for terrorist activity connected to Hamas.
Israel’s crybullies
4 Feb 2016 - The Left’s whiny war on free speech, and the Israeli Right’s inept, and often cowed, response.
Nestle seeks to buy Osem, delist it from TASE
4 Feb 2016 - Only 36.32% of Osem's shares are traded on the market, and the company leadership said it would continue to be an Israeli company in a letter to its employees.
Palestinian Authority rejects criticism of Abbas meetings with families of terrorists
4 Feb 2016 - Yesh Atid chairman MK Yair Lapid called Abbas’ visit “unforgivable,” during a meeting with 30 ambassadors from EU member states.
As I see it: Those nice Israel-bashers’ Achilles’ heel
4 Feb 2016 - The Canadian foreign minister Stéphane Dion, describing himself as a “steadfast ally and friend to Israel,” criticized both the Palestinians’ unilateral pursuit of statehood.
Middle Israel: What trumped Donald?
4 Feb 2016 - Eulogizing Trump’s presidential bid would be premature before next month’s Super Tuesday.
Netanyahu: Those who comfort terrorists’ families don’t deserve to be MKs
4 Feb 2016 - Balad lawmakers have ‘warm and productive’ meeting with terrorists’ families; Deputy FM Hotovely: Arab MKs are agents of terror instead of representing their voters.
'We cannot allow Jerusalem to be a pilgrimage site for terrorists'
4 Feb 2016 - Jerusalem deputy mayor calls for IDF troop reinforcements to safeguard capital.
Israel's Shabbat wars come to gardening nurseries
4 Feb 2016 - Nursery owners and MK Yellin argue that nurseries have been open on Shabbat for many years without state interference and that possibility of being fined is unjust.
Australian Labor party branch seeks to ban members from visiting Israel
4 Feb 2016 - The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council and The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies organize tours to Israel for politicians and journalists.
Israeli start-up aims to revolutionize mobile-based charitable giving
4 Feb 2016 - PocketCause partnered with national foundations in the US, Canada, the UK and Israel in developing the application.
6 infants in Israel die from crib death within 4 days
4 Feb 2016 - “Put babies to sleep on their backs, not on their sides or on their stomachs. Do not heat their rooms to more than 24 degrees Celsius," MDA medical branch director says.
Hassidism: Democratizing the mystical experience
4 Feb 2016 - While the flames of the dispute between the hassidim and the mitnagdim may have died down, the issue of democratization of Jewish mysticism continues to animate contemporary discourse.
Smuggled gold bars and steroids uncovered in EU diplomat's car at Israel-Jordan border
4 Feb 2016 - The goods were discovered by customs officials as the representative and his driver attempted to enter into Israel from Jordan.
Hundreds attend funeral for Border Police officer slain in Jerusalem attack
4 Feb 2016 - 19-year-old Hadar Cohen's partner, Ravit Mirilashvili who was wounded at the scene Wednesday left hospital to attend funeral.
Veteran Israeli actor Ya’ackov (Yankele) Ben Sira dies at 88
4 Feb 2016 - A memorial ceremony will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv. The funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the Kiryat Shaul cemetery.
Iran army chief: Missile program a threat to our enemies, Israel should know what that means
4 Feb 2016 - Opposition to Israel, which Tehran refuses to recognize since its 1979 Islamic revolution, is a central policy in the Muslim Shi'ite-dominated country.
Elegant and opulent
4 Feb 2016 - The Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem has the look and feel of cutting-edge comfort.
Netanyahu: Islamic terrorism is flooding the world from Jakarta to California
4 Feb 2016 - The prime minister says the struggle against terrorism will take time but that Israel is fighting hard.
The Preoccupation with an Occupation that Does Not Exist
4 Feb 2016 -
Tennis: Israel slips to open Eilat Fed Cup event
4 Feb 2016 -
Palestinians: Is Israel behind the collapse of Gaza terror tunnels?
4 Feb 2016 - Hamas is actively using building materials sent to the Gaza Strip as part of aid packages for terrorist activities, says the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.
Wave of arrests in West Bank's Kabatiya, after deadly Jerusalem attack
4 Feb 2016 - IDF places home village of terrorists in Wednesday's attack in Jerusalem under semi-closure.

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