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Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinians In The West Bank
29 May 2016 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Sunday, nine Palestinians, including a child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded various communities in the West Bank...
Soldiers Kidnap Two Children, Injure Several Others In Bethlehem
29 May 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Beit Fajjar town, and the Deheishe refugee camp, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, kidnapped two Palestinian children, and summoned a third for interrogation.  One Palestinian was shot...
Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed execution-style in March
28 May 2016 - After the Israeli military released the body of Abdul-Fattah Sharif Friday, two months after his execution by an Israeli soldier in Hebron, Sharif’s parents held a funeral for their 21-year old son. The funeral was attended...
Army Kidnaps Two Palestinians In Hebron
28 May 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped two Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron; one was taken prisoner from his home while the other was abducted at...
Report: “Israel Issued 729 Administrative Detention Orders This Year”
27 May 2016 - Riyad al-Ashqar, the media spokesperson of The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies, has reported that the Israeli occupation authorities issued 729 arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, since the beginning of this year, and that most of the...
Israeli Army Injures A Palestinian Child In Bethlehem
27 May 2016 - Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a child was injured by Israeli army fire near Bethlehem’s northern entrance. A young from the al-Khader town, south of the city, was kidnapped in Jerusalem. The sources said...
OCHA Report On Israeli Violations – May 17-23
27 May 2016 - Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 17 – 23 May 2016 — This is a report bu the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) — Published on 23 May 2016. A 17-year-old Palestinian girl...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses
Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.
  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 - 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
 
Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife: reports
05/29/2016 - Police recommend bringing criminal against wife of Israel's PM on suspicion she misused state funds, Israeli media say.
  Daily Star
 
North Lebanon elections snapshot
29 May 2016 Lebanese cast their ballots in the north Sunday in the last round of local polls. Below are snapshots from areas visited by The Daily Star during the election day.
Hariri challenges Nasrallah to help end crisis
29 May 2016 Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has urged Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah to bring together the two rival presidential candidates, MPs Michel Aoun and Sleiman Frangieh, to try to convince one of them to bow out...
Soleimani says Iran’s efforts spared Lebanon
29 May 2016 Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani said over the weekend that Lebanon would have been affected by the 5-year-old Syrian conflict if it weren’t for Iran’s efforts.
Anti-tank shell hits van during funeral procession
29 May 2016 An anti-tank Energa shell ripped through the ceiling of a passenger minivan in east Lebanon Sunday during a funeral procession, the state’s National News Agency reported.
Iran orders social media sites to store data in country
29 May 2016 Iran has given foreign messaging apps a year to move data they hold about Iranian users onto servers inside the country, sparking privacy and security concerns on social media.
  YNet News
 
Netanyahu and Bennett reach agreement, Lieberman appointment to go forward
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Liebermen's flexible future
29 May 2016 - The incoming Minister of Defense has been championing the idea of a comprehensive arrangement between Israel and the Arab world for a long while. Now, with Egyptian President al-Sisi promoting just such a move, Lieberman's commitment to his proclaimed vision will be put to the test. ....
Fighting in central Yemen kills 69
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Trump aid: Campaign closing in on VP pick
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Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor
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Man lightly wounded after rock hurled at bus in Pisgat Ze'ev
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68 years: The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?
29 May 2016 - Op-ed: Former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin writes of his respect for Moshe Ya'alon and his disappointment with Lieberman and Netanyahu's defense credentials; 'Israel is sliding down the slippery slope.' ....
Israel missing opportunity to have ambassador at the Olympics
29 May 2016 - Analysis: With the Brazilian president suspended from power and her temporary replacement known as a friend to Israel, Jerusalem is missing an opportunity to station an ambassador in Brasilia. ....
What motivates a Gazan to dig a tunnel
28 May 2016 - Paid for their efforts with a monthly salary, more and more Gazans take part in Hamas’ effort to reach Israel and carry out acts of terrorism; three recently captured in Israel explain their reasoning and motivations. ....
Pay gaps, power gaps
28 May 2016 - Inequality between men and women in Israel is widespread, and the disparity is about more than just wages. The solution to this problem must start with women gathering their strength and confidently demanding the basic respect men take for granted. ....
Clalit required to account for money intended for Holocaust survivors
28 May 2016 - The Knesset Finance Committee, in a special meeting, insisted on receiving details of how much money the HMO received from Germany and how it was spent; Clalit claims it didn’t have a list of survivors ....
Abbas wants time cap for any talks with Israel
28 May 2016 - Speaking in Cairo, the PA president said that upcoming Paris conference must establish time caps on resolutions; he stated that Palestinians will never recognize a 'Jewish' state as Netanyahu wants. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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....
Roman Abramovich offers to buy Golan Telecom - report
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Abramovich has teamed with startup entrepreneur Oded Kobo to offer to buy the Israeli mobile operator, Channel 2 reports.
Israeli medical cannabis co to build New Mexico plant
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Panaxia has devised a method of extracting precise dosages of medical cannabis.
Apartments sold and rented
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - A selection of recent real estate deals in Israel including in Jerusalem, Mevasseret Zion, Netanya, Hod Hasharon and Beersheva.
Police recommends indicting Sara Netanyahu for fraud
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Israel Police has completed its investigation into allegations that the Prime Minister's wife used taxpayers' money for private purposes.
Bennett gives Netanyahu ultimatum over Liberman
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Naftali Bennett says he will not approve Avigdor Liberman's apointment as defense minister unless his demands concerning the security cabinetare met.
Irish and Dutch governments join Sweden in speaking out for right to call for BDS
Mondoweiss 29 May 2016 - The Dutch and Irish governments have publicly stated that calls for a boycott of Israel are legitimate, with the Dutch foreign minister saying that advocating and campaigning for Palestinian rights through the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel are “protected by the freedom...
IDF: Secret intel shows Hamas lawmaker is … a member of Hamas
+972 Magazine 29 May 2016 - The army issues an administrative detention order again a Palestinian parliamentarian using secret evidence to ‘prove’ some very un-secret allegations. Israel is currently holding over 600 Palestinians without charge or trial. Illustrative photo of Israeli soldiers arresting a Palestinian man. (Photo by Anne Paq/Activestills.org) The Israeli...
In long obit for Hedy Epstein, ‘NYT’ buries Palestinian solidarity
Mondoweiss 29 May 2016 - The great Hedy Epstein has died and the New York Times has all but covered up her most significant moral achievement. The Times has a 24-paragraph obituary for Hedy Epstein, the activist who was an inspiration to many on our site, who died in St. Louis...
Iran and Saudis fail to solve Hajj row
BBC 29 May 2016 - Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
Iran says not sending Haj pilgrims this year
Arab News 29 May 2016 - Author: Arab News Sun, 2016-05-29 ID: 1464518273066170000 TEHRAN/JEDDAH: Iran’s culture minister on Sunday said Iranians will not take part in this year’s Haj, set for September. More than 60,000 Iranians took part in last year's Haj. Ali Jannati’s announcement, reported by Agence France Presse, comes two...
WATCH: Thousands of Israelis demand opposition to right-wing gov’t
+972 Magazine 29 May 2016 - Left-wing Jewish and Arab parties come together to protest the rightward shift of Israel’s already far-right government. ‘We’re first and foremost against the government but there are also certain people in the opposition who forgot what their role is,’ Zandberg says. Some 2,000 Arab and Jewish...
Iran Assembly Head Wins Initial Re-Election Vote -State Media
Asharq Alawsat ME News 29 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Ali Larijani, a moderate conservative, retained the speakership of Iran’s parliament despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting … continue reading Iran Assembly Head Wins Initial Re-Election Vote -State Media
So-Called Hezbollah Ministers Get Paid in Cash, Dodging HIFPA
Asharq Alawsat ME News 29 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Beirut- The Lebanon treasury started paying the salaries of Ministers belonging to the so-called Hezbollah party in cash two months … continue reading So-Called Hezbollah Ministers Get Paid in Cash, Dodging HIFPA
Shabak Publicly Identifies U.S. Liaison Agent Six Years After I Did
Tikun Olam 28 May 2016 - The secrecy follies of the Israeli national security state continue with a new example of superfluous opacity. In the past few days, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs hosted a... Read more
Max Boot’s perfect propaganda on murdering medic– and why Jeffrey Goldberg can’t do the same
Mondoweiss 28 May 2016 - In the midst of a crisis in Israel in which leaders have warned of growing fascism, and even echoes of Nazism , the difficult burden on its propagandists here is to assure Americans that everything in Israel is fine. And Max Boot in Commentary shows exactly how...
Today in Palestine for May 27, 2016
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2016 - Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on recent events in the oPt. dn
Graduate Student Workers Resist New Attack on Resolution
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2016 - Labor for Palestine--Three UAW Locals have overwhelmingly endorsed, by full member vote, to support boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) in solidarity with Palestinian workers and society. This grassroots momentum has only increased despite anti-democratic actions by higher up Union officials to quell debate on the issue...
Ireland latest EU state to defend BDS
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2016 - Kevin Squires--In another blow to the Israeli campaign to criminalize Palestine solidarity activism, the Irish government has affirmed that the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement represents a “legitimate” means of protest “intended to pressure Israel into ending the occupation.” dn
Nobel Prize Winner, J. M. Coetzee Parallels South Africa and Israel
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2016 - Palestine Chronicle--The authors invited to the festival this year included Nobel Prize winner for literature, acclaimed novelist and anti-apartheid South African activist, J.M. Coetzee. It was he who delivered the gripping keynote address to the gathering which was powerful in drawing similarities between a turbulent oppressive...
Defending Israel’s Attacks on Civilians—A Harbinger for Clinton’s Presidency?
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2016 - Stephen Zunes--A fight is brewing as Democrats prepare to debate U.S. policy on Israel at their national convention in July. Bernie Sanders’ appointees to the platform committee Cornel West and James Zogby plan to challenge the party establishment’s uncritical support for an increasingly aggressive, right wing...
Shift: Two NY Jewish leaders describe checkpoints, innocent Palestinians killed, and ‘good Jews’ who denounce Israel
Mondoweiss 28 May 2016 - It turns out that Israel’s actions aren’t just becoming indefensible for young American Jews, but indefensible to older Jews. And the crisis of how to maintain support for the Jewish state has begun inside the Israel lobby itself. What’s my proof? Last Monday night a number...
What neoconservatives get wrong about U.S. Jews’ relationship with Israel
+972 Magazine 28 May 2016 - As much as it chagrins the likes of Elliott Abrams, the increasing difficulty they are having with defending Israel’s policies is due to the policies they are working to defend. The longer the occupation continues, the less support it will find among Jews in the United...
South African Nobelist Coetzee on Israel and apartheid: ‘Draw your own conclusions’
Mondoweiss 28 May 2016 - Rarely are introductions more gripping than main acts, yet that was the case with keynote author J.M. Coetzee’s reading last night at the Palestine Festival of Literature . Now in its ninth year, the arts fair brings together literary giants and up-and-comers to tour Israel and the occupied...
Iran Chooses to Deprive its Citizens From Performing Hajj After its Indecisive Stance
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . For the second time, the Iranian delegation in charge of discussing Hajj arrangements for Iranian citizens with officials at the … continue reading Iran Chooses to Deprive its Citizens From Performing Hajj After its Indecisive Stance
Labor must take the security narrative back from Netanyahu
+972 Magazine 28 May 2016 - The first step is to replace party leader Isaac Herzog, who has adopted the prime minister’s approach to the Palestinians and was willing to join his government. By Nathan Hersh and Abe Silberstein Isaac Herzog, whose days as head of the Labor party are surely limited,...
Kurdistan: Iranian Missile Base under Construction
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Irbil- Exposing regional plans of Iran, a Kurdish official revealed that the Iranian regime has launched its construction of the … continue reading Kurdistan: Iranian Missile Base under Construction
Algerian Anger over Israeli Journalist’s ‘Infiltration’
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Algiers- Algeria’s Islamic Justice and Development Front Party has criticized the authorities for allowing an Israeli-French journalist to accompany French … continue reading Algerian Anger over Israeli Journalist’s ‘Infiltration’
  Misc2
 
Remembering Hedy Epstein (1924 – 2016)
Global BDS 28 May 2016 - The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broad coalition of Palestinian civil society that leads the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for freedom, justice and equality of the Palestinian people, is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of life long social justice advocate...
Irish and Dutch governments join Sweden in speaking out for right to call for BDS
Global BDS 28 May 2016 - Dutch foreign minister says BDS “protected by the freedom of expression” Irish foreign minister says BDS is a “legitimate political viewpoint” and that his department is monitoring Israel’s repression of BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti 352 European bodies call on the EU to support right to...
Rafeef Ziadah: from Palestine to Ireland
Global BDS 28 May 2016 - This month Palestinians around the world mark 68 years of exile and dispossession – what we call Al Nakba, the word for catastrophe in Arabic, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee our homes in small boats or walk for miles with little...
Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi 'blocking path to Allah'
Middle East Eye 29 May 2016 - Language Undefined Iranian officials blame Saudi Arabia for making 'obstacles' for Iranian participation in this year's hajj
Netanyahu's new coalition already threatened with collapse
Middle East Eye 29 May 2016 - Language Undefined The Jewish Home party is threatening to oppose the new coalition over a demand relating to the country's military governance
Wounded Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier mourned in Hebron
Middle East Eye 28 May 2016 - Language Undefined Family rejects restrictions placed on funeral by Israeli authorities, leads massive street procession
Iran arrests eight over 'obscene' music video production
Middle East Eye 28 May 2016 - Language Undefined String of arrests for violation of Iran's morality code made despite President Rouhani's campaign to lessen restrictions on social freedoms
The noose tightens: Jordan adds to the suffering of Gaza's Palestinians
Middle East Eye 28 May 2016 - Jordan has increased the travel restrictions for Palestinians from Gaza, already under Israeli and Egyptian blockade
Iran ends Hajj talks in Saudi without reaching accord
Middle East Eye 27 May 2016 - Language Undefined Talks were second attempt to reach deal on organising this year's pilgrimage for Iranians
Police recommends indicting Sara Netanyahu for fraud
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Israel Police has completed its investigation into allegations that the Prime Minister's wife used taxpayers' money for private purposes.
Israeli medical cannabis co to build New Mexico plant
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Panaxia has devised a method of extracting precise dosages of medical cannabis.
Roman Abramovich offers to buy Golan Telecom - report
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Abramovich has teamed with startup entrepreneur Oded Kobo to offer to buy the Israeli mobile operator, Channel 2 reports.
Bennett gives Netanyahu ultimatum over Liberman
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - Naftali Bennett says he will not approve Avigdor Liberman's apointment as defense minister unless his demands concerning the security cabinetare met.
Homes sales up 15% in Israel in March
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - 11,000 new and second-hand homes were purchased in March 2016, the Ministry of Finance chief economist reports.
Apartments sold and rented
Globes Main News 29 May 2016 - A selection of recent real estate deals in Israel including in Jerusalem, Mevasseret Zion, Netanya, Hod Hasharon and Beersheva.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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...
The Next Jerusalem Moment
US Campaign to End the Occupation 29 May 2016 -
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Palestinians arrested over Jerusalem bus bomb attack
29 May 2016 - Israeli internal security service Shin Bet said suspected militant cell was planning other car bombings and shootings Israel’s internal security service says it has...
Jeremy Corbyn ‘failed to reply’ to Israeli Labour on fears of antisemitism
28 May 2016 - Labour MPs say leader’s attitude to invitation to Jerusalem is ‘flat-footed and lackadaisical’ Jeremy Corbyn faced fresh criticism over his handling of antisemitism allegations...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Ya'alon: Israeli army tries not to hurt noncombatants, but our own welfare comes first
Ha'aretz - 17 May 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Israeli police arrest al-Awqaf employee
28 May 2016 - Israeli police arrested Saturday en employee at al-Awqaf Department in al-Aqsa Mosque after being summoned for investigation.
Israeli police teach preschool children how to kill
28 May 2016 - Haaretz newspaper has revealed that the Israeli police launched activities to teach kindergarten children how to use weapons and suppress protestors.
Palestinian factions in Lebanon meet with UNRWA Director General
28 May 2016 - Representatives of Palestinian factions met Saturday with UNRWA Director General Matthias Schmale in the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut.
Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of slain Palestinian
28 May 2016 - Hundreds of mourners marched Saturday in the funeral of Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, the Palestinian whose brutal killing by an Israeli soldier in March was caught on film, sparking international outrage.
Anti-siege group: Israel's blockade on Gaza damaged the industrial sector
28 May 2016 - The Popular Committee against the Siege has said that Israel's blockade and its wars on Gaza have caused the industrial sector to sustain considerable losses.
Settlers bulldoze land west of Salfit
28 May 2016 - A horde of Jewish settlers on Saturday morning bulldozed Palestinian agricultural plots of lands on the outskirts of Deir Ballut town, west of Salfit province.
Young Palestinian man shot, injured by Israeli undercover soldiers
28 May 2016 - A young Palestinian man was shot and injured Friday evening by Israeli undercover soldiers at the northern entrance to Bethlehem to the south of occupied West Bank.
Prisoner Malek Qadi starts hunger strike to protest abuse
28 May 2016 - Palestinian prisoner Malek al-Qadi has started an open-ended hunger strike in Etzion jail in protest at his exposure to maltreatment and harsh incarceration conditions.
IOF prevents Palestinian farmers’ access to their land
28 May 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) prevented Friday Palestinian farmers from reaching their agricultural lands west of Jenin.
70,000 Palestinians pray at al-Aqsa
28 May 2016 - Almost 70,000 Palestinians performed Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem amid very tight military restrictions.
IOF kidnaps young man at Karama crossing
28 May 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Friday kidnapped a Palestinian young man, from Jenin city, after denying him travel through al-Karama border crossing with Jordan.
Israeli army hands over body of Abdul-Fattah Sharif
28 May 2016 - The Israeli occupation army on Friday evening handed over the body of Palestinian martyr Abdul-Fattah al-Sharif, from al-Khalil city, nearly two months after his death.
Injuries as IOF attacks peaceful marchers
27 May 2016 - Dozens of Palestinians sustained wounds on Friday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) aggressively attacked peaceful Palestinian marches protesting illegal settlement.
Settlers set Palestinian olive trees on fire
27 May 2016 - Jewish settlers set Palestinian agricultural land on fire in southern Nablus on Friday afternoon.
Nablusi Soap
27 May 2016 -
PIC relaunches its new-look Malay website
27 May 2016 - The Malay version of the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) website has been relaunched with a new modern look and design.
Israel escalates use of administrative detention policy
27 May 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) have escalated the use of administrative detention policy against Palestinians.
Cancer-stricken detainee refuses medicine over mistreatment
27 May 2016 - Cancer-stricken Palestinian detainee Bassam al-Sayeh has been refusing to take medicine for eight days running in protest at the arbitrary and exhausting inter-prison transfers.
Israeli navy attacks fishermen in Gaza waters
27 May 2016 - The Israeli occupation navy on Friday morning opened machinegun fire at Palestinian fishermen and their boats off the coast of Gaza City.
UN: High time world spoke up for rights of Palestinian refugees
27 May 2016 - The rights and dignity of Palestinians will only be realized when the world wakes up to the need for a lasting political solution for the problem of the Palestinian refugees, Pierre Krähenbühl said.
  IRIN
 
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
 
Middle Eastern Writers Find Refuge in the Dystopian Novel
29 May 2016 - A new wave of apocalyptic fiction is emerging from writers grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring.
Iran Bars Pilgrims From Traveling to Mecca for Hajj
29 May 2016 - The decision followed accusations that Saudi Arabia, which hosts the main pilgrimage site of Islam, had started a cyberwar against Iran.
Debate Over Role of ‘People’s Army’ in Israel Reflects Wider Fissures
29 May 2016 - While some government ministers and a loud segment of the public are pushing for tougher action after months of Palestinian attacks, others want the military to remain a moderating force.
Iran-Led Push to Retake Falluja From ISIS Worries U.S.
28 May 2016 - An operation to oust the Islamic State from a stronghold in Iraq raises concerns that it could feed the same sectarian tensions that have let militants flourish there.
Investigators Race to Find EgyptAir Jet’s Black Boxes
27 May 2016 - A French ship has joined the search to recover the downed aircraft’s voice and data recorders, which are likely to fall silent by the middle of June.
Iranian Students Lashed 99 Times Over Coed Party
27 May 2016 - The punishments, believed to be part of a wider crackdown by a judiciary dominated by hard-liners, were carried out in record time.
Editorial: A Saudi I.P.O.? Buyer Beware
27 May 2016 - The idea of selling shares in the kingdom’s oil company, Aramco, cannot be viewed as a major step in modernizing the nation.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Fighting for Israel on another front Reservists on Duty group counters BDS
29 May 2016 - “We must create a shock wave [to fight BDS] because, otherwise, the efforts are just not working at the moment,” said Amnon Goldstof.
Slovakia, Lithuania open pro- Israel parliamentary caucuses
29 May 2016 -
Republicans join Democrats in anger at AIPAC
29 May 2016 - Lobby shirking mission on host of battles – GOP members
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
29 May 2016 - Robinson scores 25 points to give Tel Aviv home win and tie series against champion at 2-2.
Israel's Rio Olympics delegation continues to grow
29 May 2016 -
Standing the test of time
29 May 2016 - Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni presents a Bavarian folk dance at the Israel Festival
Rajasthan rockin’
29 May 2016 - Israeli musician Shye Ben-Tzur delves deep into the music of northern India alongside Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
Iran orders social media sites to store data inside country
29 May 2016 -
In shadow of defense talks, Senate proposes increased Israel missile defense spending
29 May 2016 - The program will provide Israel with "better data and technology for the US to use in its own national security programs."
Hebron shooter's lawyers: Bring terrorist's body back to Israel
29 May 2016 - Sgt. Elor Azaria's defense team claimed that the return of al-Sharif's body to his family in Hebron impaired the legal proceedings in the case.
Shaked presses forward with reform for minor-suspects' rights
29 May 2016 - The initiative broadens protections for minor-suspects which were already set down by a major change in law in 2008 and was in the works under Shaked's predecessor, Tzipi Livni.
Netanyahu: Allegations made by police against my wife are 'baseless'
29 May 2016 -
Iran; Pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca blaming Saudi 'Sabotage'
29 May 2016 - Iran's official pilgrimage organization says Iranians wont attend annual Muslim pilgrimage, citing regional rivalry
Iran says its pilgrims will not attend haj in Saudi Arabia
29 May 2016 -
First Israeli ‘reuse’ of kidney saves brother after transplanted sister dies of stroke
29 May 2016 - The kidney was removed from her body and flown to Israel, where it was transplanted into her brother.
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
29 May 2016 - Alex Shalitov registered a score of 15.300 points to finish in third place and collect his sixth career medal in the event.
IDF tank used in 1982 battle in Lebanon, famous for MIAs, to be returned by Russia
29 May 2016 - News of the tank’s return comes ahead of Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to Moscow in two weeks.
Prominent corruption-fighting police commander joins Yesh Atid
29 May 2016 - Former founder of "Israeli FBI" Yoav Segalovitz announces that he is joining Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party.
Israeli flag stirs up controversy in Arab beach soccer tournament in Egypt
29 May 2016 - Israel indirectly stirred up controversy during the opening ceremony of a beach soccer tournament in Egypt after the Israeli flag was featured in a documentary film presenting the tournament.
Police recommend indicting Sara Netanyahu in 'PM Residence Affair'
29 May 2016 - The revelation on Sunday means that prosecutors could potentially indict PM's wife on criminal charges based on the findings of the police investigation. Netanyahus: She did nothing wrong.
Worker killed in Golan oil well accident
29 May 2016 -
Security forces arrest Hamas cell for April bus bombing in Jerusalem
29 May 2016 - Cell planned a car bomb and shootings after carrying out April 18 bus bombing, investigation finds
Labour leader Corbyn slights Herzog after not responding to Israel invitation
29 May 2016 - Wes Streeting, a Labour MP, said "It should be a matter of common courtesy to reply to a letter from the leader of one of our sister parties, particularly on an issue as important as antisemitism."
Revealed: Hamas cell that claimed Jerusalem bus bombing planned other attacks
29 May 2016 -
President Rivlin congratulates Jordan on Independence Day in Arabic
29 May 2016 - President Rivlin opened his speech in Arabic, greeting Jordan's King Abdullah and the royal family, as well as the Jordanian Ambassador to Israel.
Bennett vows to 'go all the way' in showdown with Netanyahu over cabinet, Liberman vote
29 May 2016 - Expectations are that PM and Bennett will try to reach a compromise before a Security Cabinet meeting Sunday afternoon although there is concern that Bennett will skip the meeting.
Iran assembly head wins initial re-election vote, state media reports
29 May 2016 -
Arab League supportive of French peace initiative
29 May 2016 - Arab foreign ministers welcomed the French initiative and France's attempt to encourage both Israeli and Palestinian factions to the negotiations table.
Iraqi Sunni politicians reject visit by Iran's Soleimani to Falluja
28 May 2016 -
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
28 May 2016 - Despite an injury crisis and its underwhelming performance three days ago, Hapoel Tel Aviv aims to force a decisive Game 5 against Hapoel Jerusalem in the BSL quarterfinals.
ANALYSIS: The plot to replace Netanyahu
28 May 2016 - As the line from Catch-22 goes: Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
28 May 2016 - LA-based comic Avi Liberman once again brings over a bunch of his funny friends to Israel for a good cause.
Abbas asks for NATO to replace IDF in West Bank as part of peace deal
28 May 2016 - Abbas said the French initiative must be based on the de facto border between Israel and the Palestinian territories established in 1967.
Report: Hezbollah digging tunnels, placing rockets on border for next conflict with Israel
28 May 2016 - The paper describes the level of sophistication the tunnels are being built with, noting that they include underground ventilation systems which prevents moisture from damaging equipment.
Funeral held for terrorist killed in Hebron shooting
28 May 2016 - A Palestinian pathologist, who examined Sharif's body, will testify next week at the upcoming hearing against Azaria, slated for Wednesday
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
28 May 2016 - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei repeated his call for loyalty to the principles of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, under threat by western influence.
Report: Israel and Arab states discuss new Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas
28 May 2016 - Dahlan, a bitter rival of Abbas, was driven from Gaza after Hamas seized control of the coastal enclave in 2007.
 

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