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Demostrators March against Israeli Takeover of Umm al-Hiran
27 Aug 2015 - Dozens of Palestinians protested on Thursday, in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran near the town of Hura, in the Negev, as Israel's http://www.imemc.org/article/72761 on the village's land continues, local sources said. ...
Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa, 2 Female Students Detained [1]
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli police took into custody, early on Wednesday, a photojournalist and two female students from Al-Aqsa Islamic School at Al-Silsila gate. ...
Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa, 2 Female Students Detained [2]
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli police took into custody, early on Wednesday, a photojournalist and two female students from Al-Aqsa Islamic School at Al-Silsila gate. ...
Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa, 2 Female Students Detained [3]
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli police took into custody, early on Wednesday, a photojournalist and two female students from Al-Aqsa Islamic School at Al-Silsila gate. ...
2 Dead in Breach of Truce at Lebanon Camp
27 Aug 2015 - Two people were killed when gunmen briefly opened fire in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, breaching a tense ceasefire, Palestinian sources said on Thursday. ...
Palestinian Minors Abused by Israeli Interrogators
27 Aug 2015 -
Vatican and Palestine May Raise UN Flags Before Francis' Visit
27 Aug 2015 - In a move likely to upset Israel's government, Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at UN headquarters -- just in time for Pope Francis' visit, next month. ...
Airstrikes in Gaza over Alleged Attack by Hamas
27 Aug 2015 - The Israeli air force, on Thursday morning, has reportedly shelled a site of the Hamas movement, claiming that a rocket was fired from there into Israel. ...
VIDEO: Settlers Take Property for New Silwan Settlement
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now, on Thursday, labeled the settler takeover of a building in East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood as a "dangerous expansion" designed to change the status quo in Jerusalem. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
At least 20 Jews move into East Jerusalem’s Silwan
Move nearly doubles the number of Jewish settlers in the neighborhood, further heightening tensions between the area’s Arab inhabitants and the Jewish newcomers.
Denying political persecution, PA continues large-scale arrests of Hamas members
70 Hamas members or supporters currently held in Palestinian jails.
Israel sends naval engineers to Germany to help in ship deal
The navy is acquiring four ships to protect the country’s natural gas sites and give the force versatility.
Why Barak regrets speaking out on Iran
There was no security breach in what the former defense minister said about how an attack was thwarted; what has suffered is mainly Israel’s image as a well-run, normal country whose leaders are capable of keeping a secret.
Abbas reopens Palestinian branch of Geneva Initiative NGO after EU pressure, officials say
Some claimed the Palestinian Peace Coalition (PPC) was shut down to minimize influence of political opponent Yasser Abed Rabbo.
Family of Israeli missing in Gaza rally at border crossing for his release
Two dozen protesters call on Hamas to see the return of Avera Mengistu, who crossed into the Strip last September, as a humanitarian case.
IDF strikes in Gaza after rocket explodes in Israeli territory
Hamas weapons factory targeted by Israel Air Force; rocket launched from Gaza explodes in open area, causing no damage.
Petition to end Gaza blockade signed by over 500,000 in one day
Online petition, launched by online activist group Avaaz and backed by some 30 other groups, calls on world leaders to pressure Israel into lifting restrictions on building materials.
Israel Police fines Palestinian cameramen filming tensions at Temple Mount
TV journalists covering new restrictions on Muslim women's access to religious site slapped with fine for 'placing camera stand in a public passageway.'
Palestinian stabs Border Police officer in Jerusalem's Old City
Police officer was lightly wounded and the assailant was detained; suspect, 56, served time before for murder of Israeli man, released as part of 2013 peace talks.
Culture minister says Barenboim's visit to Iran would harm Israel
Miri Regev urges the Israeli conductor and the Berlin Philharmonic to drop planned Tehran concert, says visit will undermine Israeli efforts to block nuclear deal.
UN report: Israeli weapons fueling South Sudan civil war
The report, based on photos from the field, documents use of upgraded version of Israeli-made assault rifle.
Report: Likelihood of Israeli-Hamas war greater than that of multiyear cease-fire
Chances of new round of violent conflict in Gaza also greater than that of reconciliation deal between rival Palestinian factions, NGO says.
Middle East leaders head to Moscow to sign arms deals, discuss plan to end Syrian war
Russian President Vladimir Putin to float initiative that would bring Syrian regime into anti-ISIS coalition.
NGOs want criminal probe into killing of 4 children on Gaza beach
Israel’s military has already closed the file on the incident during last summer’s Gaza war.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
New Death Sentence Issued in Gaza
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20- 26 August 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, 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...
  Aljazeera
 
Ethiopia races to preserve 'Africa's Jerusalem'
08/27/2015 - Archaeologists face a race against time to save 800-year-old structures crumbling away from moisture damage.
Lebanon's deepening crisis
08/27/2015 - As the garbage crisis worsens, the government remains unable to take action.
  Daily Star
 
Politicians scramble to end Cabinet boycott
27 Aug 2015 A boycott by the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah of Thursday’s Cabinet session that deepened the government crisis.
Grant signed to promote Lebanon’s maritime archaeology
27 Aug 2015 Lebanon is well-known for its rich history, but until now, the study of it has been confined to dry land. However.
Prosecution traces origins of suspect phones
27 Aug 2015 The prosecution submitted a number of witness statements to The Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
  YNet News
 
Aliyah activist who attempted to hijack Soviet aircraft passes away at 88
27 Aug 2015 - Mark Dimshitz fought to focus international attention on the plight of Soviet Jewry, and embarked on bold plan in a campaign that would change the face of Israel. ....
Hamas debuts first images of Shalit in captivity
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Black friday in Rafah: Ambulance driver spoke of heavy drone activity
27 Aug 2015 - ....
Al Jazeera report: IDF threatemed to bomb Rafah hospital on black friday
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Report links hacking scheme to Iran
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Construction begins on Ramat gan portion of light rail
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Fine cancelled for chain closed on Shabbat
27 Aug 2015 - Owners of Sarona Market in Tel Aviv cancel fine for 'breach of contract' on store that allegedly agreed to openseven days per week. ....
Satirical slap in the face
27 Aug 2015 - Op-ed: New German film "Look Who's Back", which satirizes Hitler, should not have been made for same reasons Charlie Chaplin regretted making 'The Great Dictator.' ....
Jerusalem experiences day of violence
26 Aug 2015 - Firebombs, a stabbing, and riots mark a day of violence in Jerusalem, as police battle a constant flow of popular terror. ....
'I'm haredi, lesbian, and live with a woman'
26 Aug 2015 - She was born and educated in a haredi community, and felt she was different ever since she was young. After refusing an arranged marriage, 'Raheli' decided to come out and tell her parents about her orientation. Today she lives with a woman and even plans to marry her. ....
Arab-Israeli schools to strike in protest of small budget
26 Aug 2015 - Committee of Arab mayors decides not to open schools for two days in protest of government's failure to respond to request for NIS 6.4 billion per year infrastructure budget. ....
'I sleep on the street': Bedouin fights for lone soldier status
26 Aug 2015 - A young Bedouin soldier has been fighting for his lone soldier status after it was revoked, leading him to sleep on the streets; IDF says they are looking into the issue. ....
In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains
26 Aug 2015 - Capital's secular community is making headway in longstanding conflict with Orthodox communities over freedom to open establishments on Shabbat. ....
Gal Hirsch is not up to the task
26 Aug 2015 - Analysis: Former Galilee Formation commander excelled in special ops but has not proven himself as a commander and leader of big organizations; he found it difficult to stand up to criticism of his performance in Second Lebanon War and will struggle to defend police officers under attack from all sides. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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....
Turkish energy expert says Egypt not an option for Israeli gas
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - Nusret Comert says Turkey will pay more for Israeli gas, and be a more reliable source of demand.
Manufacturers: Palestinians flooding Israel with sub-standard products
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The Manufacturers Association of Israel says water heaters and solar systems carry forged standards certification.
PHOTOS: Construction for Jewish town to replace Bedouin village draws ire
+972 Magazine 27 Aug 2015 - Israel is moving forward with a controversial plan to outright replace a Bedouin village with a Jewish town in the Negev/Naqab. Protesters march as construction begins for Jewish town to replace Bedouin village. August 27, 2015 (Tom Mehager / Adalah) About 200 Arab and Jewish citizens of...
Abu Mazen's $13m Ramallah palace angers Hamas
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The PA is supposedly unable to pay salaries to its workers.
Why did a Jewish Day School student cry hysterically when she learned about the Deir Yassin massacre?
Mondoweiss 27 Aug 2015 - Here is an excellent new documentary about Israel education in American Jewish day schools. Between the Lines describes itself as a “deep-dive into how Jewish Day Schools teach Israel’s controversial narrative, and the students who emerge with quivering loyalty toward their community and the State.”  The...
BDS call for boycott should not ignore states’ responsibility to uphold international law
Mondoweiss 27 Aug 2015 - One year after the end of Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip, little has been done to alleviate the misery caused by Israel’s assault and by the ongoing Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip. The international community has failed to hold Israel accountable for the killing...
French MP may have asked PM to help Golan Telecom
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - French National Assembly member Meyer Habib might have lobbied Netanyahu on behalf of Golan Telecom.
Jewish solidarity activists remember Gaza one year later in NY
Mondoweiss 27 Aug 2015 - At 4 pm yesterday, the NYC chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) rallied outside the Museum of Natural History to call attention to the destruction wrought by Israel upon Palestinians in Gaza. On this date last year, Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire following 50...
Calling Herzog and liberal Zionism ‘racist,’ Gideon Levy instigates a reckoning
Mondoweiss 27 Aug 2015 - The no-holds-barred intramural war between liberal Zionists and anti Zionists that we have called for has arrived in full bloom in the pages of Haaretz . In a gloves-off debate with Labor party chairman Isaac Herzog, leading critic of Israeli apartheid Gideon Levy assails the injustice and...
‘A better relationship with Iran’ is the deal’s secret promise, but supporters can’t say so
Mondoweiss 27 Aug 2015 - President Obama is still out front of his supporters on message. Three days ago he called his opponents on the Iran Deal “the crazies.” Will someone please give the president some support on this idea? No; political insiders are all afraid of the neoconservatives and the...
WATCH: Israeli, Palestinian women ‘fast for peace’
+972 Magazine 27 Aug 2015 - To mark the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza war, a group of Jewish and Palestinian women from the “Women Wage Peace” movement launched a “protest fast” in a tent outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. The women have been criticized for choosing to present themselves...
The IDF presents: Looting West Bank homes under the guise of a search
+972 Magazine 27 Aug 2015 - In the West Bank, IDF soldiers have in numerous instances burst into a Palestinian house, wreaked havoc, and disappeared with the money and the gold. By Yesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz IDF Soldier During a House Raid near Hebron. Photo: Meged Gozani/Activestills.org The place: the West...
Cellcom considers buying Golan Telecom
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The veteran Israeli mobile carrier has notified the TASE that it is considering the acquisition of its rival.
Iranian Oil Minister: 'others' should be worried about oil prices
Al-Monitor 27 Aug 2015 - Iran's oil minister has said the ministry would welcome an emergency OPEC meeting, but that Iran will not limit its oil production to retain its share of the oil market.
Elbit Systems wins $115m Israel Police helicopter deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 27 Aug 2015 - The contract will be performed over 20 years, and will include acquiring six new helicopters.
Slim prospects in Gaza force college grads to work as deliverymen
Al-Monitor 27 Aug 2015 - The poor economic situation in the Gaza Strip has taken a toll on the opportunities available for holders of university degrees, some of whom are now working as deliverymen to get by.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians are on the verge of retirement, but why?
Al-Monitor 27 Aug 2015 - Government employees having served 15 years on the job are now grappling with the prospect of being forced into early retirement, as part of large-scale austerity measures in Palestine.
Israeli-Palestinian bridges crumble under sorrow, anger over Douma murders
Al-Monitor 27 Aug 2015 - The women volunteers of the Israeli Machsom Watch activist group are supporting the Dawabsha family while Riham and Ahmad Dawabsha fight for their lives in the hospital, but some of their students are too hurt and angry to continue seeing them.
Israeli minister pushes for improved gender quality
Al-Monitor 26 Aug 2015 - In an interview with Al-Monitor, Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel stresses the importance of reducing disparities between Arab and Jewish women: "I want to see more Arab women integrated into the labor force and more Arab women pursuing an education."
Israel Aerospace Industries signs Japanese cyber deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 26 Aug 2015 - IAI will supply Dai Nippon Printing with its cyber training platform.
Khobar Towers bombing mastermind arrested in Beirut, transferred to Riyadh: Saudi officials
Asharq Alawsat ME News 26 Aug 2015 - In this June 27, 1996 file photo, a Saudi and a US serviceman, right, walk through the rubble in front of the Khobar Towers housing complex, at a US military base in Dhahran that was devastated by a truck bomb killing 19 US servicemen and injuring...
PHOTOS: The Gaza families obliterated in just 51 days
+972 Magazine 26 Aug 2015 - Out of the 2,200 Palestinians killed in last summer’s assault on the Gaza Strip, over 80 percent were civilians. Nearly 150 families lost three or more relatives, with some families disappearing entirely. Activestills’ Anne Paq returns to Gaza to tell the story behind the numbers. Photography:...
Israel’s new police chief: Architect of segregated West Bank roads
+972 Magazine 26 Aug 2015 - Three things to know about Gal Hirsch, Israel’s incoming police chief who has supported segregated roads and the shooting of a Palestinian youth. Gal Hirsch (Israel Police Spokesperson) 1. During the Second Intifada, following a number of sniping and fire bomb attacks by Palestinians on Israeli...
  Misc2
 
Calls for investigation into disappearance of Palestinians in Egypt
Middle East Eye 27 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined Four alleged Hamas members were abducted en route from the Rafah crossing last week
Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field
Middle East Eye 26 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined The dispute dates back to the 1960s, when Iran and Kuwait each awarded an offshore concession which overlapped in the northern part of the field
Iranian exiles embrace Israel’s drive against nuclear deal
Middle East Eye 26 Aug 2015 - Well-supported Iranian commentators in US peddle misinformation and distortions with little heed to how that helps ordinary compatriots still in Iran
Israeli weapons used widely in South Sudan civil war: UN report
Middle East Eye 26 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined New UN report says Israeli assault rifle now used by most South Sudanese security personnel in 20-month-old conflict
Lebanon cabinet fails on trash crisis amid new protests
Middle East Eye 25 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined Citing high prices by would-be contractors, Lebanon's parliament referred the trash issue to a ministerial committee
Hamas leader says no negotiations with Israel over long-term ceasefire
Middle East Eye 25 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined Mahmoud Zahar called reports that Hamas was close to achieving a truce with Israel as 'lies that have no basis in reality'
Reading the Talmud in a Most Unlikely Place †Iran's Holy City
The Forward New 27 Aug 2015 - Larry Cohler-Esses journeyed to Qom expecting to find mosques and universities steeped in Sharia law. He found a small but vibrant Jewish studies department that is almost unknown outside of the Islamic Republic.
3 Iran Deal Opponents Call for More Civil Debate
The Forward New 26 Aug 2015 - Three New York Democratic lawmakers called for more substance and fewer personal attacks in the debate on the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program.
Is Birthright To Blame for Sexual Harassment on Trip?
The Forward New 25 Aug 2015 - A Birthright Israel participant says her summer trip was marred by sexual harassment. The program says it takes the claim seriously and is investigating †but is a tolerance for ‘hookup culture’ to blame?
Jerry Nadler Faces Wave of Ugly Criticism Over Iran Deal
The Forward New 25 Aug 2015 - Jerry Nadler knew he would face criticism for his decision to support the Iran deal. But the New York congressman never suspected it would get so ugly so fast.
Kenya: Court Halts Further Payment to Israeli Firm By Nyandarua County
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2015 - [Capital FM] Nyahururu -The High Court has halted further payment of the agreed Sh50 million to an Israel-based company to draw a water master plan for the Nyandarua County Government.
Nigeria: FG Partners With Israel to Tackle Water, Environmental Challenges
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2015 - [Guardian] The Federal Government has concluded plans to partner with the State of Israel to tackle water and environmental challenges in the country.
Africa: Israel Releases Hundreds of African Migrants
allAfrica.com 26 Aug 2015 - [Deutsche Welle] Hundreds of refugees have been freed from a detention center in southern Israel after the country's high court limited the period migrants can be held.
South Africa: EFF Marks the 86th Birthday of the Palestinian Leader and Revolutionary Yasser Arafat
allAfrica.com 25 Aug 2015 - [EFF] As the sun retires from our Southern African skies, the EFF marks what would have been the 86th Birthday of the Palestinian leader and revolutionary Yasser Arafat today. Arafat worked all his life to realise the liberation and freedom of Palestinians from the colonial and...
Cellcom considers buying Golan Telecom
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The veteran Israeli mobile carrier has notified the TASE that it is considering the acquisition of its rival.
Turkish energy expert says Egypt not an option for Israeli gas
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - Nusret Comert says Turkey will pay more for Israeli gas, and be a more reliable source of demand.
Bank Leumi execs may have to hand back bonuses
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - A Bank of Israel report expects Eitan Raff, Galia Maor and Zvi Itskovich to return bonuses because of the US tax evasion affair.
Elbit Systems wins $115m Israel Police helicopter deal
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The contract will be performed over 20 years, and will include acquiring six new helicopters.
Manufacturers: Palestinians flooding Israel with sub-standard products
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The Manufacturers Association of Israel says water heaters and solar systems carry forged standards certification.
Abu Mazen's $13m Ramallah palace angers Hamas
Globes Main News 27 Aug 2015 - The PA is supposedly unable to pay salaries to its workers.
Israel Aerospace Industries signs Japanese cyber deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 26 Aug 2015 - IAI will supply Dai Nippon Printing with its cyber training platform.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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 27 Aug 2015 - 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...
Dem congresswoman: Israel's Treatment of Palestinian youth 'unacceptable'
US Campaign to End the Occupation 26 Aug 2015 - Policy Director Josh Ruebner writes in The Hill about Rep. Betty McCollum's remarkable letter to the State Department expressing concern about Israel's killing of Palestinian children.
US congresswoman calls for sanctions on Israeli unit behind killing of teens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 26 Aug 2015 - Coverage of Rep. McCollum's letter to the State Department on Nakba Day killing of Palestinian children cites Policy Director Josh Ruebner.
Debating the Israeli Boycott
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Aug 2015 - Watch Executive Director Yousef Munayyer debate Matt Duss of Foundation for Middle East Peace on BDS on Mehdi Hasan's Up Front on Al Jazeera.
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces demolish 2 homes, 7 stores in al-Eizariya
8/26/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished nine tin shacks, including two homes, in the town of al-Eizariya, east of Jerusalem, on land Israeli authorities have earmarked for construction of the separation wall, locals said. A popular resistance committee...
Israeli border guard stabbed in Jerusalem
8/26/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli border policeman on Wednesday evening in near the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses said.  The man reportedly attempted to attack a group of Israeli border police officers before stabbing one...
Israeli troops 'steal money, jewelry' during detention raid
8/26/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian father said Wednesday that Israeli soldiers stole money and jewelry from his family home when they detained his son in a predawn raid in the the northern West Bank village of Salem east of Nablus. Nasim...
Israeli forces detain 31 in predawn raids across West Bank
8/26/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians in predawn detention raids across the occupied West Bank Wednesday, the Israeli army and Palestinian security sources said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said that 16 Palestinians were detained in the Nablus district, 12...
Restrictions on Palestinians entering Aqsa continue for 3rd day
8/26/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinian schoolgirls and two men outside of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday as Palestinian worshipers faced entry restrictions at the holy site for a third consecutive day, witnesses said. Israeli police arrested Isra...
Israeli municipality raids home of Fatah official in Silwan
8/26/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli municipality employees raided the house of the Fatah movement's Jerusalem Secretary-General in Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, under the armed protection of Israeli forces on Wednesday. Secretary-general Adnan Ghaith said that officials from the municipality took...
Israelis, Palestinians clash at hospital of former striker
8/26/2015 - ASHKELON (Ma'an) -- Clashes erupted at the Barzilai Medical Center after Israelis in the hospital reportedly tried to assault the family and supporters of former Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan, witnesses said. Israeli police arrived at the scene and detained five...
Palestinian National Council to adjourn next month amid protests
8/26/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Deputy head of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) on Wednesday said that several factions and council members protested the collective resignation of PLO Executive Committee members and pushed for application of the council's bylaws. Taysir Qub...
Israel begins to free second wave of African asylum seekers
8/26/2015 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel began releasing a second group of around 600 African asylum seekers from a desert detention center on Wednesday after a court order, the prison authorities said. The supreme court this month ordered Israel to free asylum seekers held for...
Palestinian businessman detained at Erez crossing
8/26/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian businessman, Sami Ismail Tabash, 52, was detained at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip as he was headed to the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, a relative said. Zuheir Tabash said that authorities...
EU delegation visits area threatened with annexation in Beit Jala
8/26/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A delegation of European Union diplomats on Tuesday visited the Christian majority village of Beit Jala near Bethlehem to assess recent Israeli efforts to go ahead with a segment of the separation wall that would cut through the...
Palestinian rivals 'agree ceasefire' in Lebanon camp
8/26/2015 - AIN AL-HILWEH, Lebanon (AFP) -- A ceasefire between armed rivals in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp has restored calm after several days of clashes, Palestinian sources said Wednesday. The agreement in the Ain al-Hilweh camp, near the southern Lebanese port city...
  The Guardian
 
Yoga in Palestine: the search for inner peace amid ongoing conflict
27 Aug 2015 - To cope with the mental stress of life under political stalemate, Palestinians are increasingly turning to yoga, in refugee camps, villages and cities Occupied...
Antisemitism has no place on the left. It is time to confront it | Owen Jones
26 Aug 2015 - Why do people who would never deny other forms of racism treat antisemitism as a political device constructed by supporters of Israel? If you...
Barenboim to take Berlin orchestra to Iran despite protests from Israel
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli-Argentinian conductor’s planned September concert postponed as organisers look for a new date in wake of protests from Israeli officials Daniel Barenboim, one of...
Berlin orchestra's planned Tehran concert angers Israel
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim in talks to take Berlin State Opera to Iran, but Israel wants Angela Merkel to block performance The Israeli-Argentinian conductor...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Israel's public security minister fights back against critics of new Israel Police chief
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
PA denies construction of $13 million personal presidential palace
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
New Israel Police chief's security company trained armies around the world
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
Brawlers at Palestinian hunger striker's hospital bedside to remain in custody
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
A year after Gaza war, Women Wage Peace ends 50-day protest fast
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
Ultra-Orthodox leadership permits Haredi legislator to hold ministerial position
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
Israel's oldest zoo closing for lack of funds
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
60,000 American Jews live in the West Bank, new study reveals
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
Israel changes criteria: Most Eritrean or Sudanese can be detained at Holot
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
Critics of Gal Hirsch as Israel Police chief should look in the mirror
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
IN PHOTOS: Palestinian bodybuilder becomes Israel's Miss Fitness
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
African asylum seekers now free, but have nowhere to live
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
Israeli minister pressing settlers to build yeshiva without permit
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2015
State appeals 'leniency' of Arab-Jewish school arsonists’ sentence
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
Dispute over pick for new Israeli police chief brings back 2006 Lebanon war
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
Search committee for next attorney general convenes
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
Coalition parties agree to additional Likud minister
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
Brawl breaks out at hospital treating Mohammed Allaan
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
Israel's new police chief is a pawn in a ploy to weaken the force
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
Ex-Israel Police chiefs trying to thwart appointment of new commissioner
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
UNRWA: About 3,000 Palestinians displaced by Ain al-Hilweh events
27 Aug 2015 - The UNRWA said that about 3,000 Palestinians fled from Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in the Lebanese city of Sidon to other areas as a result of the armed clashes between militant groups.
Israeli protesters block Erez crossing demanding release of captive soldier
27 Aug 2015 - Some 20 demonstrators gathered outside Erez crossing with Gaza on Thursday morning to urge Hamas to free a captive soldier.
10 Palestinians detained in West Bank
27 Aug 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (PIC) rounded up at dawn Thursday ten Palestinians in the West Bank after storming and violently searching their homes.
Palestinians need support to remain steadfast
27 Aug 2015 - Nothing could help the Palestinian cause more than enabling ordinary Palestinians to put up a resilient steadfastness in the face of a sinister Zionist strategy aimed at uprooting the national existence of the Palestinian people from their ancestral homeland.
Israeli settlers seize Palestinian building in Silwan
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli Ateret Cohanim Association took control over a Palestinian new building in Batn al-Hawa area in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem.
IOF raids Jenin, cracks down on Palestinians
27 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday rolled into Jenin’s towns of Ya’bad and al-Yamoun and came down heavily on Palestinian civilians.
Israeli aerial raid on blockaded Gaza targets Hamas site
27 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation military launched an airstrike on the central Gaza Strip at predawn time Thursday.
Hamas calls for continuation of resistance operations
27 Aug 2015 - Hamas Movement hailed the “heroic resistance operation” that was carried out Wednesday evening in occupied Jerusalem and resulted in the injury of an Israeli soldier.
5 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 8 days
27 Aug 2015 - Five Palestinian prisoners, held in Negev prison, continue their open-ended hunger strike launched eight days ago in protest against their administrative detention.
Israeli army threatens to raze Palestinian nature reserve in Tubas
27 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation army has issued orders to evacuate and destroy the Ainoun nature reserve near Tubas city, north of the West Bank, at the pretext it is located in a closed military zone.
PA forces break into journalist’s home, leaves youth wounded
27 Aug 2015 - A Palestinian youth was shot and injured by the Palestinian Authority (PA) Preventive Forces after they stormed the home of the Palestinian journalist Ghufran Zamil.
Israeli police jeep burned in Molotov cocktail attack in J'lem
27 Aug 2015 - An Israeli police jeep on Wednesday evening went on fire when it was attacked with a Molotov cocktail in Attur neighborhood of east Jerusalem.
Allan’s brother among 3 Palestinians kidnapped at Barzilai
27 Aug 2015 - Israeli policemen on Wednesday afternoon kidnapped three Palestinian youths, including the brother of sick prisoner Allan, at the Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon city.
Israeli soldier slightly injured in Jerusalem stabbing attack
26 Aug 2015 - An Israeli soldier was injured on Wednesday evening after being stabbed by a Palestinian man near the Damascus gate in Occupied Jerusalem.
Hamas urges Palestinians to visit the Aqsa Mosque
26 Aug 2015 - Hamas urged Palestinians to intensify presence in the Aqsa Mosque. It also asked Jordan to take action against Israeli violations of the Muslims’ holy place.
IOF detains Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem
26 Aug 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Wednesday arrested Palestinian youths and detained a pressman in Occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli bulldozers raze Araqib village in Negev for 88th time
26 Aug 2015 - Israeli bulldozers razed at noon Wednesday al-Araqib village in the Negev to the south of 1948 occupied Palestine for the 88th time since 2010.
Clashes erupt due to IOF storming of Beit Ummar in al-Khalil
26 Aug 2015 - Clashes erupted at dawn Wednesday during Israeli storming of Beit Ummar town to the north of al-Khalil city in the southern West Bank.
Palestinian prisoner Abu al-Rish on 21st day of hunger strike
26 Aug 2015 - 42-year-old Palestinian detainee Kayed Fawzi Abu al-Rish has entered his 21st day of open-ended hunger strike in protest at being held without charge or trial at the Israeli occupation jails, the Ahrar Center for Prisoner Studies and Human Rights reported.
Israeli bulldozers knock down civilian structures in Occupied Jerusalem
26 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation bulldozers on Wednesday morning knocked down residential and commercial structures in Jerusalem’s town of al-Izriya under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  IRIN
 
'We can't have another year like this'
JERUSALEM 21 August 2015 (IRIN) - Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the UN's agency for Palestinians, has just faced the largest financial crisis in the organisation's history. Has he got a plan to stop another?
  New York Times
 
Obama’s Sanctions Chief to Defend Iran Accord in Israel
27 Aug 2015 - Adam J. Szubin, who helped negotiate the accord, will meet with Israeli government officials and foreign policy experts to make his case.
ISIS Suicide Attack Kills 2 Iraqi Generals Near Ramadi
27 Aug 2015 - The generals were killed by two explosives-rigged American-made Humvees, dealing another setback to the faltering campaign to retake Anbar Province.
Junaid Hussain, ISIS Recruiter, Reported Killed in Airstrike
27 Aug 2015 - Mr. Hussain, a 21-year-old Briton, hacked into American military networks and was a central figure in the Islamic State’s online recruitment campaign.
Beirut Journal: Growing Trash Piles Reflect Lebanon’s Political Gridlock
27 Aug 2015 - To protesters, the garbage piles are one indignity too far, the ultimate manifestation of a failed system that has left the state unable to perform basic functions.
Feature: The Lessons of Anwar al-Awlaki
27 Aug 2015 - Four years after the United States assassinated the radical cleric in a drone strike, his influence on jihadists is greater than ever. Was there a better way to stop him?
Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Dangerous Bargain With Turkey
27 Aug 2015 - By attacking Kurds, Turkey is undermining the United States’ strongest ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
World Briefing: Palestinians Want to Raise Flag at U.N.
26 Aug 2015 - The General Assembly received a draft resolution calling for the organization’s two “nonmember observer states” to be granted the right to raise their flags.
World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: King Plans to Visit U.S.
26 Aug 2015 - King Salman will visit the White House next week for the first time since ascending to the throne, Saudi officials said.
World Briefing: Egypt: Gunmen Kill 2 Police Officers
26 Aug 2015 - A claim of responsibility by the Sinai Province of the Islamic State group circulated on social media accounts of supporters.
World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: 4 Convicts Are Executed
26 Aug 2015 - Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that it had carried out four executions, raising the total to 130 so far in 2015.
U.N. Says Aid Increase Would Cut Migration
26 Aug 2015 - The under secretary general of humanitarian affairs, fresh from visits to embattled nations, urged affluent nations to step up aid as a way to stem the flow of refugees.
Tehran Claims U.S. Is Holding 19 Iranians
26 Aug 2015 - The request came as the United States is pressing Iran to release three American citizens — including a Washington Post correspondent — and provide information about a fourth missing for eight years.
Saudi Arabia Said to Arrest Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing
26 Aug 2015 - The suspect, Ahmed al-Mughassil, was identified in an American federal indictment as a ringleader in the bombing that killed 19 members of the American military.
World Briefing: Iran: Official Denies Any Plan to Trade U.S. Reporter
25 Aug 2015 - Iran has no plans to trade Jason Rezaian, the imprisoned Washington Post correspondent, for any Iranian citizens held by the United States.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Concerns grow over Iran military complex as construction is spotted
27 Aug 2015 - Iran will not receive additional sanctions relief until UN watchdog satisfied with its investigation of site; Biden to meet Jewish leaders in Miami next week.
US Democrats confident Iran deal will survive in Congress
27 Aug 2015 -
Iran's Parchin not a nuclear site, State Department says
27 Aug 2015 - Statement is departure from past US characterizations of the controversial site, which has been shut off to international nuclear inspectors since 2006.
Hamas claims IDF took terrorist's body instead of Israeli soldier's during 2014 Gaza war
27 Aug 2015 - Al Jazeera interview with Hamas commanders also airs never before seen photos of Gilad Schalit in captivity in Gaza.
Al Jazeera: IDF took terrorist's body part instead Sec.-Lt. Hadar Goldin's during kidnapping
27 Aug 2015 -
Israeli nanotech could improve fillings, breast implants
27 Aug 2015 - “The whole idea is to make white, tooth-color material more stable in its interface with the tooth, and they will last much longer.”
Into the fray: Water, not heavy water, is Iran’s desperate need
27 Aug 2015 - Iran faces unprecedented water shortage, so severe that much of the country could become uninhabitable and millions forced to emigrate.
Lebanon: Garbage out has always been the problem
27 Aug 2015 -
Netanyahu in Milan: Israel's contributions to world far outweigh efforts to isolate it
27 Aug 2015 - The prime minister says millions around the world benefit from Israeli advancements.
Dozens protest Jerusalem minimarket Shabbat closures
27 Aug 2015 - "If our freedom is taken bit by bit, there’s no chance our children will want to live here," says demonstrator.
German, Israeli and Jordanian experts team up to explore climate change and bird migration
27 Aug 2015 - A variety of Israeli, German and Jordanian ornithology and climate experts will meet for the 2nd German-Israeli Climate Talks
UN to decide September 15 on whether to raise Palestinian flag at headquarters
27 Aug 2015 - A vote will take place 10 days before the annual summit of 193 nations convenes at UN headquarters in New York.
UN to vote on raising Palestinian flag at next UN General Assembly
27 Aug 2015 -
Orthodox Jews in US are more like Evangelicals than other American Jews, Pew study finds
27 Aug 2015 - We can expect reports such as Pew’s to “become the wave of the future in Jewish quantitative sociology," expert tells 'Post.'
Ukrainian Jewish leader accuses 'Daily Mail' of fabricating Holocaust revisionism quote
27 Aug 2015 - British tabloid quotes Joseph Zissels as saying that the extent of Ukrainian collaboration in the Holocaust has been exaggerated for political ends.
Iran executes Kurdish activist, wary of Kurdish gains in Middle East
27 Aug 2015 -
NGO asks High Court to think twice about legality of Deri as minister
27 Aug 2015 - Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel claims court panel invented a new more lenient legal precedent for convicted public servant’s to return to being ministers.
Swiss envoy: Invest in Iran, Middle East's 'pole of stability'
27 Aug 2015 - Swiss ambassador to Iran addresses business conference in Zurich, as Europeans race back to do business with Iran,
NY lawmaker Maloney, latest Democrat to announce she will vote against Iran deal
27 Aug 2015 -
Holocaust commemoration NGO recovers Jewish tombstone fragments from Polish river
27 Aug 2015 - Head of From The Depths NGO says discovery of dozens of tombstone fragments will enable people to find the gravestones of their relatives.
Abbas rescinds decision to shut down Geneva Initiative branch in Ramallah
27 Aug 2015 - The decision came following international pressure on the PA leadership, Palestinian sources said.
UN nuclear watchdog: Iran building extension at disputed military site
27 Aug 2015 - Diplomats say any activity at Parchin military site could undermine the ability to check if nuclear bomb tests happened there.
The Israeli Opportunity In Online Learning
27 Aug 2015 -
UN nuclear watchdog: Iran may have built extension at disputed military site
27 Aug 2015 -
Abbas reopens Palestinian NGO after European pressure
27 Aug 2015 -
Retired US generals to Congress: Vote 'No' on Iran nuclear deal
27 Aug 2015 - The missive is a response to a letter sent last week by a few dozen generals and admirals who expressed support for the agreement.
Germany unmoved by Israel's effort to prevent conductor Barenboim from playing in Iran
27 Aug 2015 -
The top 13 Jewish newsmakers of 5775
27 Aug 2015 - Whether you love them or hate them - or your feelings are purely pareve - it’s hard to deny they had an impact.
Ex-Iranian prisoner to Jpost: Israel should follow Iran in listening to world community
27 Aug 2015 - Human rights defender Kouhyar Goudarzi says the fact that Iran stopped backing Hamas during nuclear talks should be reason enough for Israelis to support nuclear deal.
Seychelles sees natural tourism partnership with Israel
27 Aug 2015 - Ambassador tells The Media Line "We are friends of all and enemies of none."
Civil duty
27 Aug 2015 - The Home Front Command is tasked with protecting and preparing civilians in Israel for war or a natural disaster.
WATCH: Hamas reveals 'commando tunnel unit' in new propaganda clip
27 Aug 2015 - The video, which was released prior to the latest rocket fire at Israel and the subsequent IDF reprisals, shows Hamas terrorists simulating their activities as if they were fighting Israeli soldiers.
Report: Hamas summons Palestinian factions to discuss terms of ten-year truce with Israel
27 Aug 2015 - The terms of the truce would include the freeing of Palestinian militants, the construction of a floating port as well as the easing of the blockade on Gaza.
Is Hezbollah behind effort to hijack Lebanese protests?
27 Aug 2015 - Hezbollah has sought to take advantage of the Lebanese protests against the government, though it does not currently seek to topple the existing political order.
Israel Air Force targets Hamas munitions operation in Gaza after rocket attack
26 Aug 2015 - IDF says Hamas is solely responsible for what happens in Gaza.
Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine
26 Aug 2015 - Pawlik denies providing weapons to Ukrainian forces.
Despite petition against him, Israel expects Brazil to accept Dayan as envoy
26 Aug 2015 - Dayan was once head of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria.
Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Israeli territory
26 Aug 2015 - An IDF spokesperson says that the rocket alert siren did not sound due to the assessment that the projectile would land in an open area.
Israel’s national football team heads to Spain for first int'l showdown
26 Aug 2015 - “I am so excited to have an opportunity to represent Israel in Europe with my fellow teammates,” Alex Swieca says.
Basketball 2015: Blue-and-white looking for first win of prep
26 Aug 2015 - Israel will play three games in as many days in Zagreb, facing Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday before playing Estonia on Thursday and Croatia on Friday.
Criticism follows Hirsch’s appointment as chief of police
26 Aug 2015 - "The decision is delusional and wrong," says former Jerusalem District police chief.
Jordan ups Wakf employment in apparent attempt to boost presence on Temple Mount
26 Aug 2015 - Amman appoints 52 new workers to body in charge of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem; plans to hire 70 more.
Larry King in Israel: I don’t think Trump can win presidential race
26 Aug 2015 - Veteran American TV journalist, 81, talks politics during trip to Holy Land.
Within week, India restates support for Palestinians, docks warship at Haifa to stress Israel ties
26 Aug 2015 - India displays its Mideast juggling.
Gerbi eyes 3rd medal, Israel’s Muki finishes off podium
26 Aug 2015 - Israeli world champion to compete Thursday in the women’s under-63 kilogram competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Fearing bankruptcy, Jerusalem market owners plan protest over forced Shabbat closures
26 Aug 2015 - "The big money comes during Shabbat, so I’m losing everything," says store owner.
Saudi military intercepts Scud missile fired by Houthi allies
26 Aug 2015 - Yemen’s army captures Iranian and Hezbollah experts aiding the rebels.
Jerusalem once again celebrates sacred music
26 Aug 2015 - Artists from different backgrounds and cultures will perform together in pairs under the same billing.
‘We’ will connect
26 Aug 2015 - Turkish choreographer Bedirhan Dehman presents his solo work for the first time in Israel
Terror in Jerusalem: Palestinian man attacks Border Policeman with axe
26 Aug 2015 - While the officers worked to neutralize the suspect, he managed to stab one Border Police officer and lightly wound him in the leg.
Matisyahu performs outside Auschwitz following Spain appearance
26 Aug 2015 - The only one of Oswiecim’s synagogues to survive today, the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot synagogue forms part of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.
Ministers working to have two-day weekend in Israel
26 Aug 2015 - Deri hopes plan will discourage shops from opening on Shabbat; restaurant-owners in new Tel Aviv shopping center complain landlords fined them for opening on Shabbat.
WATCH: IDF forces find weapon magazines hidden in teddy bear
26 Aug 2015 - A hidden zipper in the back of the bear reveals several magazines.
Saudi Arabia nabs main suspect in 1996 bombing at US military base
26 Aug 2015 - Saudi-owned newspaper reports that US-indicted leader of Hezbollah al-Hejaz was captured in Beirut and transferred to Riyadh.
Netanyahu off to Italy, Hotovely ends trip to Vietnam
26 Aug 2015 - PM to visit Israeli agriculture exhibit at Expo Milan 2015
Khamenei says Iran 'loses sleep' over Western influence, calls for product ban
26 Aug 2015 - Iranian supreme leader urges officials not to forget that "Zionists and Americans’ enmity toward the Islamic Revolution" of 1979 "has not declined."
Oops! Al Jazzera Sport 'forgets' Israel in UEFA games tweet
26 Aug 2015 - Innocent mistake? beIN sport graphic lists only four teams who made it to group stage of UEFA Champions League after latest games, leaving off Maccabi TA.
Israel listed as fourth best place to raise a family
26 Aug 2015 - Austria came in at first place, closely followed by Finland. Sweden, last year's winner, came in third. The United States came in at spot 25.
Concert review: English Indie band Alt-J rocks Israel
26 Aug 2015 - The four-member, Leeds-based band, whose Israeli fan base seemed immeasurable in its size and enthusiasm, managed to imbue the outdoor arena with good feelings.
Israeli startup's digital 'guardian angel' saving lives of children with special needs
26 Aug 2015 - AngelSense co-founder Nery Ben-Azar speaks to the 'Post' about his enterprise's tracking technology for children with special needs.
Tour Israel: Up, up and (almost) away
26 Aug 2015 - The new TLV Balloon is taking off in Tel Aviv.
Ex-Obama aides: US should give Israel bunker-buster bombs to prevent Iran from getting nukes
26 Aug 2015 - Dennis Ross, the former peace envoy, and David Petraeus, ex-CIA director, penned an op-ed for 'The Washington Post' on Wednesday.
White House: Obama didn’t call Iran deal opponents 'crazies'
26 Aug 2015 - White House spokesman Peter Schultz said the president was referring to other proposed Republican legislation, not the campaign against the Iran deal.
Film depicting the life of Mohammad set to premier in Iran, Canada
26 Aug 2015 - The production, estimated to cost over $40 million dollars, is the first of a trilogy and took more than seven years to complete.
Iran reformists implore US Congress: Approve nuclear deal to boost human rights
26 Aug 2015 - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said it was "unrealistic" to hope that the deal would automatically resolve civil rights issues in Iran, but that it was still a step forward.
Macaque monkeys descended from Jews, claims Sudanese writer
26 Aug 2015 - Mus'ab Al-Mosharraf, who blogs for the left-leaning Elaph website, claims that "it is indisputable that there are monkeys of Jewish origin."
 

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