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Israeli troops forcibly abduct two crying 10-year old children [video]
The Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron videotaped an incident on Wednesday morning in which two small children are grabbed and held by soldiers. As the boys begin to cry and shake, multiple relatives attempt to intervene, but the soldiers end up abducting the children in an unmarked van. ...
EU recognizes Palestinian state; removes Hamas from terror list
On Wednesday, the Parliament of the European Union voted to recognize "in principle" a Palestinian state, and, in a separate action, the General Court of the European Union decided to remove Hamas from its list of terrorist groups. ...
Clashes Take Place In Different Parts Of Occupied Jerusalem
US To Veto Palestinian Resolution
Soldiers Attack Three Palestinians In Jerusalem
Army Kidnaps Two Palestinians In Hebron Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian homes in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and violently assaulted three young Palestinian men, causing various cuts and bruises. ...
Israeli Police Attempt to Arrest Jerusalem Preschoolers
Israeli police, on Tuesday, attempted to arrest two preschoolers during a raid on two homes in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Silwan, according to witnesses. ...
Israeli Bus Strikes Palestinian Worker
22-year-old Mohyi Eddin Najajreh, from Nahhalin village, in the Bethlehem district, was moderately injured on Tuesday after being run over by an Israeli bus. ...
At Least 115 Jerusalemites Abducted by Israeli Forces since December
Over 35 Palestinian prisoners in solitary confinement, 110 enter first week of hunger strike Israeli occupation forces have taken into custody, since the beginning of December, some 115 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem, including 30 minors, a Palestinian official revealed. ...
Over 30 Palestinians Injured in Qalandia Funeral Procession
Over 10,000 people, on Tuesday afternoon, participated in the funeral procession of http://www.imemc.org/article/70021 who was killed just hours earlier during an Israeli raid on the Qalandia refugee camp. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Palestinians, December 17
Something is rotten in the IDF's Givati Brigade
Recent allegations of sexual harassment, improper use of funds and unexplained suicides indicate a severe problem of oversight.
Jordan submits UN draft on Palestinians; Lieberman: Act of aggression
Finalized draft could be put to vote on Thursday.
Netanyahu: Weak against Hamas, strong against Europe
Netanyahu doesn't have a solution to the deep diplomatic isolation Israel has maneuvered itself into under his leadership; his most recent response to the accumulation of events was disproportionate and conveyed mainly hysteria.
PA officials: Draft UN Security Council resolution to be submitted tonight
Officials say resolution, based on a motion drafted in France earlier this month, will recognize 1967 borders but not include recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
WATCH: IDF soldiers treating wounded Syrians on Israel border
Footage shot by a VICE News team; according to the IDF, more than 1,400 wounded Syrians have so far received medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.
Netanyahu: Europe has learned nothing from Holocaust
Prime minister attacks European court decision to have Hamas removed from the EU's list of terrorist organizations.
European Parliament passes motion in favor of Palestine recognition
Motion calls for peace talks to be conducted in parallel; FM Lieberman lambasts decision; Luxembourg parliament passes similar motion.
EU court orders Hamas removed from terror list
Court delays implementing the ruling to allow appeals, drawing ire from Israeli PM Netanyahu and praise from Hamas as a 'human rights' victory.
U.K.'s Cameron raps Labor leader Miliband over vote on Palestine
'That is who you are now faced with leading Labor,' says PM in reference to Ed Miliband's decision to allow his MPs a free vote on recognition.
IDF battalion chief questioned about sexual harassment, abuse of funds
Suspect heads battalion where soldiers were allegedly sexually molested by platoon commander.
Jerusalem court extends remand of leader of anti-Arab group Lehava
Benzi Gopstein, head of group accused of arson at Jewish-Arab school, suspected of incitement.
High Court rules Gazan can't attend son's West Bank funeral
Court turns down rights group's appeal to allow father – who Israeli authorities say poses a security risk – to see infant son 'for first and last time.'
U.S. willing to back UN resolutions on Palestinians, if 'no unilateral moves' included
Kerry said earlier Tuesday that the U.S. hadn't made any final determinations regarding the proposals expected to be submitted to the UNSC this week.
Israeli test of Arrow 3 fails for second time - and defense ministry waffles again
For second time in a few months, ministry does not initially admit that trial of Arrow anti-ballistic missile went awry.
Peres urges French FM to delay UN resolution on Mideast peace deal
Solution must involve a bilateral agreement and not a unilateral move that dictates a time frame, former president tells Laurent
Kerry: U.S. 'hasn't made any determinations' regarding UN proposals on Palestinian issue
U.S. Secretary of State meets Palestinian team after talks with Netanyahu day earlier; former President Peres meets French FM Fabius and urges him to defer submission of proposal to UN.
Report: Hezbollah spies Mossad agent in its ranks
Former head of external ops in Lebanese Shi'ite militia group joined Israeli espionage agency and thwarted retaliatory acts, report says.
Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli troops in West Bank
Israeli army says the Palestinian threw a bomb at soldiers; Palestinians say he was shot in the head while on the roof of his home.
Netanyahu asks French president to halt UN initiative on Palestinian state
Netanyahu meets Kerry in Rome, but does not reveal whether U.S. gave him assurances it will veto Palestinians' UN bid.
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Palestinian Center for Human Rights
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ISM activist shot in the head with rubber-coated steel bullet
11/2/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Ramallah, Occupied Palestine - Today during a protest at Qalandia checkpoint,an Italian ISM volunteer was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The injury is just two centimetres above her left eye. Giulia, the ISMer, stated, "I was just standing...
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[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
  Misc
 
Tests claim Ebosse died from beating
BBC 18 Dec 2014 - New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
Palestinian peace plan put before UN
BBC 18 Dec 2014 - A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.
Hillel International and Simon Wiesenthal Center’s incredibly creepy new campus surveillance tool
Muzzlewatch 17 Dec 2014 - The Simon Weisenthal Center and Hillel International just proudly announced a new phone phone app “to fight anti-Semitism” which will be deployed on 550 US campuses with Hillel centers. In reality, however, the partnership is less Southern Poverty Law Project, and more J. Edgar Hoover and...
U.S. seeks to counter Palestinian UN resolution with alternative offer, says French diplomat
Mondoweiss 17 Dec 2014 - The United States is creating momentum for the French to forestall, or altogether abandon, presenting a resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on behalf of the Palestinians. France has been informed of an American alternative offer to the Palestinian pursuit of a draft resolution...
Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'
BBC 17 Dec 2014 - The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
SodaStream rejected, at Harvard (and in Brooklyn)
Mondoweiss 17 Dec 2014 - Another blow to SodaStream and to the Israeli occupation. The Harvard University dining services has had enough of the company that does business in the occupation because the machines are offensive to Palestinians and others who care about Palestinians. From the Crimson , reported by Kamara A....
Israeli police attempt to arrest Palestinian preschoolers for throwing rocks
Mondoweiss 17 Dec 2014 - Israeli police attempt to arrest Jerusalem preschoolers IMEMC/Agencies 17 Dec — Israeli police, on Tuesday , attempted to arrest two preschoolers during a raid on two homes in the occupied East Jerusalem town of Silwan, according to witnesses. WAFA correspondence reports that police raided the home of...
Palestinian UN effort seeks to set ‘terms of reference’ for negotiations and promote shift away from US leadership
Mondoweiss 17 Dec 2014 - Late Tuesday evening Palestinian leader Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh said his government intended to meet their Wednesday deadline of submitting a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution by handing the draft over to their Arab partner Jordan. Once Jordan receives the text it will be up to...
MEPs back Palestinian statehood bid
BBC 17 Dec 2014 - European Parliament backs Palestinian bid for statehood
Israeli photographer 'horrified' at use of bloody shoe photo
BBC 17 Dec 2014 - Shock image 'from Taliban school attack' revealed as Israel photo
Omar Barghouti: What Mondoweiss Means To Me
Mondoweiss 17 Dec 2014 - Here is the latest message in our series, “What Mondoweiss Means To Me.” We are honored that leaders in the movement for justice in Israel/Palestine respect the site enough to offer these statements in order to  help us raise $60,000 by December 31 . Please read Omar Barghouti’s comments,...
IDF Battalion Commander Accused of Sexual Harassment, Driving Soldiers to Suicide, and Financial Irregularities
Tikun Olam 17 Dec 2014 - Lt. Col. Liran Hajbi, accused sexual harasser teaching soldiers in Jenin how to break into a Palestinian home.  (photo: Amir Buhbut and Shlomi Gabai) Israeli media reported today  (Hebrew) that an IDF battalion commander had been accused of sexual misconduct.  The report also noted financial irregularities...
IDF Tries to Lie Its Way Out of Another Arrow Missile Test Failure
Tikun Olam 17 Dec 2014 - Arrow 3 interceptor firing as it’s supposed to work Reuters reports that the latest test launch of Israel’s most sophisticated long-range missile defense system, the Arrow 3, failed.  The missile was supposed to lock on to its target, but failed to do so and the launch...
The Two Faces of Liel (Leibovitz)
Tikun Olam 16 Dec 2014 - Liel Leibovitz, light and shadow NOTE : I called Liel Leibovitz several times, e-mailed him twice, tweeted and sent him a Facebook message seeking an interview or comment on this post.  Unfortunately, I never heard from him. Read part 1 in this series on Tablet Magazine here . *...
Tablet Magazine: “Hip, Hawkish” and the Darling of Pro-Israel Philanthropy
Tikun Olam 16 Dec 2014 - Self-conscious self-congratulation of Tablet as Jewish media avatar (Eli Valley) This is the first of a two-post series that will appear today and tomorrow. Read part 2 here . Tablet Magazine is, according to the PR blurb its editor Alana Newhouse sent me, in answer to questions I...
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Hakuna Matata: It means ‘Eat Falafel’
Al-Akhbar Blogs 16 Dec 2014 - To be fair, ‘Hakuna Matata’ is Swahili for ‘There are no worries,’ which is Lebanese for the feeling you get while eating Falafel. It’s an amazingly crunchy vegan, gluten-free sensation that is usually prepared by a very funny man behind a colorful counter of vegetables, pickles...
Lebanese dialogues in 2014 managed conflicts instead of solving them
Al-Akhbar Opinion 16 Dec 2014 - Lebanese leaders from all political factions participate in a National Dialogue session on September 14, 2008. Al-Akhbar/Haitham Moussawi Lebanese leaders from all political factions participate in a National Dialogue session on September 14, 2008. Al-Akhbar/Haitham Moussawi There have been repeated assurances that the first dialogue session...
Jordan submits Palestine UN resolution draft as US remains mum on veto
Al-Akhbar News 18 Dec 2014 - Palestinian leaders on Wednesday sought Arab backing for a draft UN resolution that would set a two-year deadline for reaching a final settlement with Israel and pave the way for a two-state solution. The draft resolution calls for a "just, lasting and comprehensive peace solution that...
Iraq Kurds launch offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIS
Al-Akhbar News 18 Dec 2014 - Kurdish Security Forces (KSF) launched an operation to retake the town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on Wednesday, Kurdish officials said. ISIS, which declared a "caliphate" over territory it seized in Iraq and Syria, seized the...
Yemen PM says government could "withdraw" as Houthis tighten grip
Al-Akhbar News 18 Dec 2014 - Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah on Wednesday suggested that his government could resign, expressing exasperation after Houthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa raided state institutions and sacked public officials. The Houthis, also known as Ansarullah, became the de facto power in Yemen when they captured...
Israel detains Palestinian student, child as house demolitions continue
Al-Akhbar News 18 Dec 2014 - Debris of a Palestinian building demolished by Israeli forces in annexed East Jerusalem on December 01, 2014. Anadolu / Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu Debris of a Palestinian building demolished by Israeli forces in annexed East Jerusalem on December 01, 2014. Anadolu / Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu Updated at 12:12 pm (...
Lebanon: How the judiciary is silencing the victim of physical abuse
Al-Akhbar News 17 Dec 2014 - Women take to Beirut's streets to demand a proper domestic violence law in Lebanon on March 8, 2014. Women take to Beirut's streets to demand a proper domestic violence law in Lebanon on March 8, 2014. Some judicial and security measures only seem to serve as...
Syria and Palestine top two deadliest countries for journalists: RWB
Al-Akhbar News 17 Dec 2014 - A caricature by Alfredo Martirena depicting the death of Mexican journalist Marco Antonio Ávila Garcia, who died while being tortured by a drug cartel. A caricature by Alfredo Martirena depicting the death of Mexican journalist Marco Antonio Ávila Garcia, who died while being tortured by a...
Even the Future Movement is now disillusioned with Solidere
Al-Akhbar Politics 17 Dec 2014 - Downtown Beirut is increasingly becoming a ghost town due to mismanagement and the current economic downturn in Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Marwan Tahtah Downtown Beirut is increasingly becoming a ghost town due to mismanagement and the current economic downturn in Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Marwan Tahtah The Future Movement has joined the...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 17 Dec 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 17 Dec 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 17 Dec 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 17 Dec 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 17 Dec 2014 -
Jordan Submits 'Palestine' Plan to Security Council
The Foward Breaking News 17 Dec 2014 - Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year that “fulfills the vision of two independent democratic and prosperous states.” Click here for the rest of the article...
Hillary Clinton Cheers Release of Alan Gross
The Foward Breaking News 17 Dec 2014 - Former U.S. Secretary of State and potential presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she supported President Barack Obama’s move to establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostile relations. Click here for the rest of the article...
Dieudonne Wants Meeting With French Jewish Leaders
The Foward Breaking News 17 Dec 2014 - French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who has multiple convictions for inciting racial hatred against Jews, wants to meet with representatives of France’s Jewish community. Click here for the rest of the article...
European Parliament Passes 'Palestine' Statehood Bill
The Foward Breaking News 17 Dec 2014 - The European Parliament passed a resolution that supports in principle recognition of a Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel. Click here for the rest of the article...
After Alan Gross Release, Barack Obama Moves To Normalize Cuba Ties
The Foward Breaking News 17 Dec 2014 - The United States and Cuba are moving to normalize diplomatic relations more than 50 years after they were severed in a historic shift in policy, President Barack Obama was set to announce on Wednesday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Australia Commission To Probe Chabad Sex Abuse Scandal
The Foward Breaking News 17 Dec 2014 - An Australian Royal Commission will investigate how rabbis and senior leaders of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Sydney and Melbourne handled the child sex abuse scandal. Click here for the rest of the article...
What We Learn From the Salary Survey
The Forward Editorial 17 Dec 2014 - EDITORIAL : Why does the Forward devote so much space to our annual Salary Survey of Jewish charity chiefs? It raises troubling questions about our community and how it’s run. Click here for the rest of the article...
Richard Joel Points Fingers Over Mushrooming Yeshiva Fiscal Crisis
The Forward New 18 Dec 2014 - Richard Joel blames Yeshiva’s financial woes on fired staffers and archaic management practices. Critics say that after 11 years at the helm, the problems are of his own making. Click here for the rest of the article...
Alan Gross Release — and Diplomatic Thaw — May Mean World to Cuba Jews
The Forward New 17 Dec 2014 - Alan Gross was imprisoned while trying to connect Cuba’s isolated Jewish community to the wider world. The deal that got him released five years later may do just that and much more. Click here for the rest of the article...
Alan Gross Praises Release From Cuban Jail as Hanukkah 'Blessing'
The Forward New 17 Dec 2014 - Alan Gross speaks out on his hopes for the future after being freed from a Cuban prison. His release came amid a overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jews Protest Racism and Police Brutality on First Night of Hanukkah
The Forward New 17 Dec 2014 - On the first night of Hanukkah, Jews took to the streets in 15 cities across the country to call for racial justice and protest police brutality. Click here for the rest of the article...
Mystery Deepens as FEGS Stonewalls Over $19M Torrent of Red Ink
The Forward New 17 Dec 2014 - FEGS had a reputation as a stable and well-managed social service agency. It stunned the non-profit world by revealing a $19 million loss, a shakeup at the top and looming cuts. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jewish Campus Groups Grapple With Rape Controversy
The Forward New 16 Dec 2014 - Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia. Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: Egyptian Plane Held in Sweden for Carrying Syrians With Fake Visas - Sources
allAfrica.com 17 Dec 2014 - [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian plane was held at the Malmö Airport since early Wednesday after airport authorities discovered that its passengers, of Syrian nationality, carried fake visas to the country, sources from the civil aviation ministry said.
Burundi: German-Burundi-Israel Cooperation for Climate Change and Agriculture
allAfrica.com 18 Dec 2014 - [Iwacu]The government of Israel is seeking a collaboration with Burundi to support climate change adaptation and agriculture. With their 'Africa Initiative' Israel and Germany aim to implement strategies and tools to reduce the vulnerability of the rural population to climate change impacts in vulnerable regions of...
Egypt: President Bouteflika Receives New Ambassadors of Egypt, Iran
allAfrica.com 18 Dec 2014 - [Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has received Wednesday in Algiers Omar Ali Mohamed Ibrahim Abou Eich, who presented to him his credentials as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Egypt to Algeria.
Algeria: Arab Delegation Calls to Take Advantage of Algerian Experience in Job Support
allAfrica.com 18 Dec 2014 - [Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -An Arab delegation made up of representatives of ministerial departments and bodies in charge of employment and professional training called, Wednesday in Algiers, for the necessity to benefit from the Algerian experience in the support of youth employment for the creation of micro...
Nigeria: Eagles to Play Elephants, Les Aiglons in Abu Dhabi
allAfrica.com 18 Dec 2014 - [Vanguard]NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, confirmed on Wednesday that the Eagles will confront two teams they battered on the way to a third African title in South Africa early last year, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in January 2015.
Morocco: HM King Mohammed Vi Condoles Pakistani President On Peshawar School Attack
allAfrica.com 17 Dec 2014 - [MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolences to Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain over the Peshawar school attack.
The U.S. and the Veto
Arab American Institute 17 Dec 2014 - Reports began leaking hours ago that the U.S. has decided to veto the Palestinian resolution. The prospective U.S. veto is nothing but an old tactic repeated ad nauseam. It is time for a change � it is time for the U.S. to withhold its veto and...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 18 Dec 2014 - 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 18 Dec 2014 - 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 18 Dec 2014 - 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 18 Dec 2014 - 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 18 Dec 2014 - 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 18 Dec 2014 - 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...
Join One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin Campaign
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Dec 2014 - Organize a Discussion in Your Community! US Campaign member group Librarians and Archivists with Palestine is excited to announce their newest campaign : " One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin ." "One Book" is an international reading and discussion initiative drawing inspiration from the "one book, one town"...
The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
  Ma'an News
 
Israel hands 11 demolition orders to houses in Silwan
12/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli municipality on Wednesday distributed demolition orders to several houses, some as old as 30 years, in the Silwan neighborhood for "building without permits."Member of the committee for the defense of Silwan lands and estates Fakhri...
Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in solitary denied lawyer visit
12/17/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A lawyer representing the Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday that medical authorities at Israel's Ramla prison have prevented her from visiting a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for the last month. Lawyer...
Palestinian teacher injured by settler car near Qalqiliya
12/17/2014 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teacher was lightly injured on Thursday after being hit by a settler car near Qalqiliya, medics said. Imtithal Qushou, 30, was struck while walking to her school east of Qalqiliya. Medics arrived at the scene of...
21 Palestinian women being held as prisoners in Israeli jails
12/17/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The number of Palestinian women being held as prisoners in Israeli jails has reached 21, of whom three are minors, a prisoners' rights group said Wednesday. The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said that the numbers included...
Israeli forces arrest Shalit-deal prisoner in Jerusalem home raid
12/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday evening arrested a former Palestinian prisoner during a raid on her home in the Jabal al-Mukkaber neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. The head of a Palestinian committee dedicated to prisoners' and detainees'...
100 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike
12/17/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Over 100 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails on Wednesday suspended a hunger strike after three days of negotiations with the Israeli prison administration, a Palestinian Prisoners' Society official said. The committee responsible for the strike...
Israel, US in abortive missile defense test
12/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested Israel's Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defense ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short."A target missile was successfully launched and tracked by the...
Netanyahu demands EU immediately restore Hamas to terror list
12/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday demanded the EU immediately restore Hamas to its terrorism blacklist, after a European court ordered the group's removal."We are not satisfied with the European explanation by which Hamas has been...
EU Parliament passes resolution to support recognition of Palestine
12/17/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The European Parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. The EU parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and...
Hamas applauds EU decision to remove movement from terror list
12/17/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Hamas movement on Wednesday applauded the European Union General Court for its decision to remove Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations earlier in the day. Hamas leader Salah al-Bardawil told Ma'an that he...
Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in East Jerusalem
12/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in East Jerusalem overnight, including two minors, Addameer prisoner rights group said. Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer working for the group, identified seven of the detainees as Amjad al-Taweel, Uday Radayda, Murad Castero, Zakariyya...
Students stuck in Gaza sign petition to open Rafah
12/17/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Palestinian students stuck in Gaza have presented a petition to the civil affairs department to demand the reopening of the Rafah crossing. Bassel al-Atawneh, a youth union official, called on the unity government and the...
Israeli police detain Palestinian student, child in Jerusalem
12/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli police detained a 17-year-old student and an 11-year-old boy from Jerusalem on Wednesday. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli police detained Daliah Murad Muhammad Qarawi, 17, from Salah al-Din street in East Jerusalem...
PLO seeks UN resolution to end Israeli occupation
12/17/2014 - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- The PLO is to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure. An Arab-backed text setting November 2016 as the deadline for...
Fatah backs president in seeking occupation deadline at UN
12/17/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Fatah movement spokesperson Ahmad Assaf said on Wednesday that his movement and all Palestinians back the president in his political battle to end occupation and support him in going to the UN Security Council to demand a deadline...
PM meets with British consul general
12/17/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Wednesday met with British Consul General to Jerusalem Alastair McPhail to discuss the ongoing Israeli occupation and Palestinian moves to address it. Hamdallah said during the meeting that the decision to present a...
  The Guardian
 
Palestinians open door to negotiation after submitting draft UN resolution
17 Dec 2014 - Draft resolution sets 12-month deadline on negotiations and calls for Israeli withdrawal by end of 2017 The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN...
EU parliament backs Palestinian state ‘in principle’
17 Dec 2014 - MEPs back compromise motion on Palestine by 498 votes to 88 in latest in a series of diplomatic rebuffs to Israel Israel has been...
After the devastation of Gaza: ‘My son asked me: when will the next war be?’
17 Dec 2014 - All eyes were on Gaza in the summer, as Israel subjected the Palestinian people to 51 days of siege and bombardment. What is life...
Hamas taken off EU terror blacklist
17 Dec 2014 - Move comes as European parliament adopts resolution supporting principle of Palestinian statehood The European Union’s second highest court has ordered the removal of the...
  Daily Star
 
Abductors to free east Lebanon school girl after Hezbollah intervention: teacher
18 Dec 2014 A teenage girl is set to be released later Thursday, one day after she was kidnapped from her school playground by gunmen in east Lebanon.
Iran to hold military drill near strategic passage
18 Dec 2014 Iran's state TV says the military will hold a massive drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf next week.
Hostage families seek meeting with Saad Hariri
18 Dec 2014 Families of the 25 captive Lebanese servicemen have said they are prepared to travel outside Lebanon to meet with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to seek help with the release of their loved ones.
Gunmen open fire on Justice Minister's office in north Lebanon
18 Dec 2014 The office of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi came under fire in his home city of Tripoli in north Lebanon overnight Thursday, causing material damage only, as a Palestinian girl was injured in unknown circumstances in a...
Israel calls Palestinian UN draft a gimmick
18 Dec 2014 Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the...
Iran says resumed nuclear talks 'useful'
18 Dec 2014 Iran welcomed as "useful" Thursday its first round of nuclear talks with the major powers since the two sides gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.
South Lebanon security forces arrest suspected supporter of Salafist sheikh
18 Dec 2014 Security forces Thursday apprehended a suspected follower of fugitive Salafist sheikh Ahmad al-Assir at a checkpoint at the entrance of the south Lebanon coastal city of Sidon, security sources said. The suspect was identified only by...
Salafist-affiliated mosque targeted in southeast Lebanon
18 Dec 2014 Unknown assailants smashed the glass windows of a mosque in Shebaa, in southeast Lebanon, overnight Thursday, after an aborted attempt to set it on fire, security sources told The Daily Star.
UK minister urges end to Lebanon presidential void
18 Dec 2014 U.K. Government Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Tobias Ellwood said he has urged Lebanese officials to end the presidential vacuum and elect a new head of state.
American jailed for 15 years for helping Al-Qaeda
18 Dec 2014 A naturalized American was jailed for 15 years in Miami on Wednesday for conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Syria and Somalia, US justice officials said.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Poll: Israelis still view Netanyahu as most suitable candidate for PM
Ha'aretz - 18 Dec 2014
Arab share of Israeli school population is dipping
Ha'aretz - 18 Dec 2014
Netanyahu down to one opponent for Likud leadership, after Feiglin bows out
Ha'aretz - 18 Dec 2014
Russia crisis poses biggest threat to Israeli farm exports
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg 
to join Labor list in 2015 election
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Haaretz article leads to lie detector tests at Israel Hayom
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Court: IDF cannot sue settler for uprooting his illegal vineyard
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Health Ministry to ease blood donation restrictions on gay men, Ethiopians
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Soccer manager among six held for sex with minors
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Israel to evacuate army bases to expand settlement
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
'Poverty decreased last year as more Israelis entered workforce'
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
Women's issue could scuttle unity effort on Israeli right
Ha'aretz - 17 Dec 2014
For Americans sending aid to IDF soldiers, rules of engagement vary
Ha'aretz - 16 Dec 2014
Hanukkah in a dark Israel: There's more than one way to defile a Temple
Ha'aretz - 16 Dec 2014
Police believe Israeli killed in bungled robbery - not terror attack
Ha'aretz - 16 Dec 2014
School for autistic children near Haifa ‘unfit’ for students
Ha'aretz - 16 Dec 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Report: Over 300,000 citizens jobless in the West Bank and Gaza
The Palestinian central bureau of statistics said there are more than 300,000 citizens with no jobs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip according to data collected during the second quarter of 2014.
Mass-arrests, interrogation summonses reported in IOF assaults throughout WB
The Israeli occupation forces rounded up 15 Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation following a round of arbitrary home-raids and combing operations across the West Bank.
Masri: Egypt postponed truce negotiations
Hamas MP Mushir al-Masri said that Egypt has postponed the convening of indirect truce negotiations between a Palestinian delegation and Israel that was scheduled to start in Cairo on Monday.
Jewish settlers destroy Palestinian farmer’s property
Jewish settlers destroyed part of the fence surrounding the land lot of Qunaibi family in Tal Rumaida in al-Khalil on Sunday as a prelude to lay their hands on it.
Clashes ongoing between young men and Israeli troops in east J'lem
Violent clashes broke out Saturday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli policemen in different areas of occupied Jerusalem.
Hayya: Israel will pay for its reluctance regarding Gaza reconstruction
Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said Israel’s security will pay the price for the delay in rebuilding Gaza after the recent Israeli offensive.
Hamas: Talks with Israeli occupation to resume Monday as scheduled
Senior Hamas leader, Ismail Redwan, has ruled out all potential scenarios for the delay of the indirect talks between the Palestinian resistance factions and the Israeli occupation.
Khudari urges the Palestinians to be united against Israel's violations in J'lem
MP Jamal Al-Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, called on the Palestinians from all spectra to join forces with each other to confront Israel's violations in occupied Jerusalem.
Hamdallah’s credibility below par after he reneged on reconstruction pledges
PLC member Atef Udwan said PM Hamdallah’s dragging of his feet vis-à-vis his promises regarding the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip dealt heavy blows at his credibility as an elected politician.
Khatib warns of Israel’s “step-by-step†Judaization policy in al-Aqsa
Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib has warned of what he dubbed “the step-by-step†policy adopted by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) as part of a larger Judaization scheme in al-Aqsa Mosque.
  IRIN
 
Jordan's refugees - a human timeline of regional crisis
AMMAN 09 December 2014 (IRIN) - Jordan is straining under the weight of its over 600,000 Syrian refugees, yet the country has been receiving refugees since 1948. IRIN went to meet five of them to understand the feeling of temporary permanence and to learn how they have both been formed by and helped form their adopted country. >
  Aljazeera
 
Putin says Russian economy will rebound
12/18/2014 - Russian leader says economic downturn will last two years at most, promising to support poorest segment of population.
Castro urges US to lift embargo on Cuba
12/18/2014 - Cuban leader says Obama's decision to renew ties deserves respect, but urges US to lift embargo against his country.
Boko Haram kills dozens in northeast Nigeria
12/18/2014 - Fighters kill 32 and abduct scores of others in village of Gumsuri in restive Borno state, officials say.
Colombia's FARC rebels call indefinite truce
12/17/2014 - Leftist rebels announce unilateral ceasefire as they pursue talks with Colombian government to end 50-year conflict.
Alarm over surge in HIV cases in Cambodia
12/18/2014 - Police questioning unlicensed doctor after more than 100 cases of HIV reported in Battambang community in one week.
India's biggest space rocket lifts off
12/18/2014 - Largest ever Indian commercial space rocket launches unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space.
'Over 200 bodies' found in Syria mass grave
12/17/2014 - Bodies of 230 people killed by ISIL found in mass grave uncovered by residents in Deir Ezzor province bordering Iraq.
Palestine sets deadline on Israeli occupation
12/17/2014 - Arab-backed draft resolution submitted to UN Security Council wants Israeli forces withdrawn by end of 2017.
  New York Times
 
World Briefing: Syria: Mass Grave May Hold Bodies of 230 Members of Anti-ISIS Tribe
17 Dec 2014 - More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists said Wednesday.
Palestinians Make Strides Toward Draft Resolution at U.N.
17 Dec 2014 - After a day of intense lobbying, the Palestinians persuaded Arab diplomats to support a draft Security Council resolution that is aimed at the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the West Bank.
Patrolling a Disputed Line, Israeli Border Police Become a Focus of Anger
17 Dec 2014 - The border police, whose green berets are a nod to the Green Line that demarcated Israeli territory from its hostile neighbors in 1949 armistice agreements, serve in the most sensitive situations.
Op-Ed Contributors: The Taliban's Massacre in Peshawar Must Be Its Last
17 Dec 2014 - For too long, Pakistanis were in denial about the terror in their midst.
U.S. Penalizes Companies for Providing Fuel to Syrian Forces
17 Dec 2014 - The Obama administration, seeking to cut off oil to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, imposed penalties on five people and six companies.
European Court Reverses Designation of Hamas as a Terrorist Organization
17 Dec 2014 - A decision to reverse the European Union’s designation of the group came amid a swell of opinion in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state.
Stemming a Tide of Cultural Theft
17 Dec 2014 - Antiquities around the world, but especially in war zones, are increasingly under pressure, leading preservationists to call for more protections.
Iran Criticized for Executing Drug Offenders
17 Dec 2014 - Rights groups have called on the United Nations to halt its counternarcotics aid to the country because of its mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.
Family of Former Marine Held in Iran Issues Plea for Obama Not to Forget Him
16 Dec 2014 - The Marine’s request came as the United States intensified negotiations with the Iranians on their disputed nuclear program.
World Briefing: Egypt: Ruling on Brotherhood Assets
16 Dec 2014 - An administrative court on Tuesday overturned a special committee’s decisions to seize the assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
Car Bombs in Yemen Kill Dozens, Including Schoolchildren
16 Dec 2014 - There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings in the central city of Rada, but suspicion fell on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian in Raid of West Bank Camp
16 Dec 2014 - The Israeli military said soldiers opened fire after explosives were thrown at them in the Qalandia refugee camp in the West Bank.
U.S. Tries to Calm Latest Israeli and Palestinian Strife
16 Dec 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States had made “no determinations” about efforts toward Security Council resolutions on the Middle East.
Video Feature: The Story of ISIS
16 Dec 2014 - The Islamic State had been organizing for years before sweeping into Iraq in 2014.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Nigeria sentences 54 troops to death for mutiny
18 Dec 2014 -
Hamas militant killed in suspected 'work accident' in Gaza
18 Dec 2014 -
Jerusalem police arrest man for allegedly threatening to harm MK Eli Yishai
18 Dec 2014 -
Incitement against Abbas: Gaza posters depict hanging of PA leader
18 Dec 2014 - Palestinian media reports attribute incitement to supporters of former senior Fatah official Muhammad Dahlan, who Abbas ousted from the movement in 2011.
Labor wins ‘Manuel Trajtenberg sweepstakes’
18 Dec 2014 - Yesh Atid and former welfare minister Moshe Kahlon’s Koolanu party both tried unsuccessfully to draft Trajtenberg.
Anti-Islam politician Wilders to face prosecution for anti-Moroccan comments
18 Dec 2014 -
Obama stresses freedom of Gross from Cuba at Hanukka candlelighting ceremony
18 Dec 2014 -
One man shot dead in Beduin family feud in the Negev
18 Dec 2014 -
UN Security Council wasting time on Palestinian gimmicks, Liberman says
18 Dec 2014 - Following submission of a draft resolution to the council on Wednesday by Jordan, FM says move would only bring about a worsening of the conflict.
Moshe Feiglin drops out of Likud leadership race
18 Dec 2014 - Feiglin criticized a decision made Wednesday by a Likud internal court, which ruled that the party must elect its candidate for prime minister and the rest of its Knesset list at the same time.
Suicide bomber kills one on outskirts of Afghan capital
18 Dec 2014 -
Abbas forces senior Palestinian official Zakout into early retirement
17 Dec 2014 - Served as a top adviser to former PM Salam Fayyad.
Palestinian draft resolution submitted to UNSC: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank by 2017
17 Dec 2014 - The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally submitted to the 15-member council by Jordan, which means it could be put to a vote as soon as 24 hours later.
European Parliament urges EU foreign ministers to support Palestinian statehood
17 Dec 2014 - The resolution passed with 498 votes. Only 88 parliamentarians voted against it out of the body’s 751 members.
Farmers call for representation on parties’ lists
17 Dec 2014 -
126 signatories of Geneva Convention call on Israelis, Palestinians to respect humanitarian law
17 Dec 2014 - The signatories "reaffirm the illegality of Israeli settlements."|
Jordan's Palestinian draft calls for peace with Israel in a year
17 Dec 2014 -
Canada PM says Parliament attacker may not have been lone wolf
17 Dec 2014 -
Tekuma’s future unclear, Yishai, Bennett are suitors
17 Dec 2014 - Tekuma ran in the last election on a joint list with Bayit Yehudi.
Senior US senator seeks study of impact of Cuba trade restrictions
17 Dec 2014 -
Israel severely rebuked, as PM warns 'spirit of appeasement' blowing through Europe
17 Dec 2014 - PM slams moves in Geneva, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, as focus on Palestinian statehood turns to New York.
Job fair aims to help emigrant scientists come home
17 Dec 2014 - The attendees registered so far are currently living in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Switzerland and Sweden.
Mashaal hails court ruling to remove Hamas from EU terror list
17 Dec 2014 -
Cooking with a kosher soul
17 Dec 2014 - African-American culinary historian Michael Twitty will discuss his unique life pathways at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival.
Israeli Arab media personality set to join Labor party
17 Dec 2014 - Likud calls on Broadcasting Authority to immediately stop Bahloul from broadcasting soccer matches.
Jeb Bush adds presidential aspirations to his holiday greetings
17 Dec 2014 -
NGO to request elections committee warn haredi parties of ban on promising blessings for votes
17 Dec 2014 - Israeli election law prohibits anyone from promising spiritual reward, blessings, health, or wealth if a voter chooses a particular political party.
Iran calls nuclear talks 'very useful'; negotiations set to resume in January
17 Dec 2014 -
Netanyahu gets united Likud race
17 Dec 2014 - Faction court rules that party must elect its candidate for prime minister and the rest of its Knesset list together on December 31.
US-led coalition conducts 67 air strikes against Islamic State
17 Dec 2014 -
In diplomatic snub, Liberman refuses meeting with Swedish counterpart
17 Dec 2014 - FM rejects Swedish FM Margot Wallström's request to convene in Jerusalem during upcoming visit to Israel in January.
Bodies of more than 230 Syrian Islamic State victims uncovered in mass grave
17 Dec 2014 -
Pope congratulates Cuba, US on new ties
17 Dec 2014 -
Police detective arrested for alleged rape, sexual assault of minors
17 Dec 2014 -
Iraq: ISIS murdered 150 women and underage girls for refusing sex acts
17 Dec 2014 - According to the report,the women were buried in large mass graves after they were killed.
Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
17 Dec 2014 - "This is the earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and perhaps the entire Mediterranean basin,” says IAA researchers.
Jewish-American aid worker Gross arrives in US after release from Cuban jail
17 Dec 2014 -
Jerusalem Police heighten security for Hanukka
17 Dec 2014 -
Islamic State recapture parts of northern Iraqi refinery city
17 Dec 2014 -
American officials: US to open embassy in Havana
17 Dec 2014 -
Givati battalion commander under investigation takes leave of absence
17 Dec 2014 -
Multi-nationals say BDS not making a dent
17 Dec 2014 - GE manager says greater threat than boycott movement would be for Israel to lose competitive edge through excessive taxes, bureaucracy, or decline in educational excellence.
Hamas deputy leader: Ties patched up with Iran
17 Dec 2014 - Repaired relations with Tehran could ease Hamas's financial and political isolation.
Senior Hamas official: Arafat gave us weapons after failure of Camp David peace talks
17 Dec 2014 - Mahmoud Zahar: We took weapons from them and carried out operations, but then [the Israelis] said to Arafat "Listen, this is not what we brought you for."
Netanyahu: Too many in Europe have learned nothing from the slaughter of 6 million Jews
17 Dec 2014 - PM slams EU for decisions to take Hamas off terror blacklist, recognize Palestinian state.
Liberman slams EU: Hamas is just like ISIS and al-Qaida
17 Dec 2014 - The foreign minister also criticized Wednesday's European Parliament symbolic decision to recognize a Palestinian state as a move that would harm efforts to restart peace talks.
Teen affiliated with Jewish extremist group arrested for beating teacher during class
17 Dec 2014 - 15-year-old allegedly punched his teacher in the stomach, knocking him to the ground.
EU parliament backs compromise resolution on Palestinian state
17 Dec 2014 - EU "supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced."
EU: Decision on removal of Hamas from terror list is legal not political
17 Dec 2014 - Body led by EU foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini releases statement saying that the EU upholds the "Quartet principles," that bans engagement with Hamas until it forswears terrorism.
Following public outcry, National Lottery reconsiders Landau Prize to poet Yitzhak Laor
17 Dec 2014 - In addition to the social protests, the Legal Forum for Israel also opposed the decision to grant Laor the prize due to his “extreme” political views and actions.
Soccer club manager, 3 others arrested for sex crimes committed against minors
17 Dec 2014 - Ofer Tzabari was still on house arrest when he was placed under arrest for the new allegations.
Netanyahu: We expect the EU to put Hamas back on the terror blacklist immediately
17 Dec 2014 - Bennett says that terror which receives a justification in Tel Aviv will quickly spread to London, Paris and Brussels; Edelstein says EU ruling "grants a prize to extremist, Islamic terror."
EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror blacklist
17 Dec 2014 - Court says EU member states can maintain their freeze on Hamas's assets for three months to give time for further review or to appeal the ruling.
Report: Mossad spy that infiltrated Hezbollah was in charge of Nasrallah's security
17 Dec 2014 - Kuwaiti newspaper says arrest of spy known as M.Sh. is seen by Hezbollah as an important achievement.
Herzog slams Netanyahu after economic report decries hardships of Israeli households
17 Dec 2014 - Opposition leader says the Taub Center report is a "red card" for Netanyahu who has caused the entire state to be in overdraft.
What elections? Europe presses ahead on Palestine question as Israel prepares for poll
16 Dec 2014 - While Israel will be slammed in Geneva, matters could be much worse at the European Parliament, where a resolution will be voted on that calls for negotiations leading to a two-state solution.
Kerry says US has made 'no determinations' on Palestinian statehood as UN bid on tap
16 Dec 2014 - The United States, which has a veto at the Security Council, has already indicated it finds the timeline in the Palestinian proposal unacceptable.
Israel slowly reducing ‘separation barriers’ between Arabs, Jews in education, report finds
16 Dec 2014 - The population of pupils attending mixed schools grew 59% from 68,000 in 2003 to 109,000 in 2013, representing 6% of all pupils in Israel.
Study says Israelis can't make ends meet
16 Dec 2014 - The share of young people who do not own a home increased from 43% in 2003 to 54% in 2012.
Erdogan’s regime becoming more dictatorship than democracy
16 Dec 2014 - The oft-repeated Erdogan quote that analysts cite again and again bears repeating – that democracy is a train that you get off once you reach your destination.
Legal impact of Geneva panel on settlements, ICC likely only symbolic
16 Dec 2014 - One could argue that Wednesday’s special conference on the Fourth Geneva Convention is a coup for the Palestinians.
Analysis: Yishai’s new party may spell end of Shas
16 Dec 2014 - One clear advantage Yishai has is no-one will suspect him of having any intention to ally with the center-left bloc, as Deri has done, and could do again.
Analysis: Liberman trying to prove his centrist cred
16 Dec 2014 - The foreign minister clearly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he said “standing in place is dangerous for Israel.”
Kahlon calls for economic reforms
16 Dec 2014 - In an attack on his former party’s leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kahlon pitted the lack of progress on an absence of leadership.
'We have weak civil servants'
16 Dec 2014 - Ex-Health Ministry head Gamzu: Make urgent government reforms.
Israel's defense establishment lies about failed missile test - again
16 Dec 2014 - For the second time in three months, Israel has failed in tests of the Arrow anti-ballistic missile system.
Sinai Says: In total disarray, Hapoel Jerusalem must regroup to salvage season
16 Dec 2014 - A season which began with so much promise is unraveling at the seams and the mounting tension at the club is clearly evident.
Soccer: Toto Cup underdogs look to spoil party in semis
16 Dec 2014 - Hapoel Haifa faces Maccabi Tel Aviv in Petah Tikva, while Ashdod plays Maccabi Haifa in Netanya in the first semi of the day.
Top seeds safely through tennis nationals
16 Dec 2014 - Glushko, ranked No. 154 in the world, received a bye into the last eight and wasn’t at her best in a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Fed Cup teammate Keren Shlomo (1,079).
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence improving security in US, Israel
16 Dec 2014 - Nathan Lesser, deputy director of the relatively new US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), is all about security and efficiency.
Republicans overwhelmingly support post-9/11 interrogation tactics
16 Dec 2014 - Largest demographics opposed are women, those with college education, Pew Research Center finds.
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
16 Dec 2014 - The hi-tech and start-up sector is in a constant frenzy. Haredi men and women are taking advantage of this.
  YNet News
 
Iran to hold military drill near strategic passage
18 Dec 2014 - ....
Will US veto UN Palestinian resolution?
18 Dec 2014 - There are three scenarios for Washington's response to UN recognition request: Convincing the Palestinians to postpone it, creating a competing resolution with Israel, and presenting a peace proposal unacceptable to Netanyahu. ....
Putin: Russian economy will recover
18 Dec 2014 - ....
Dutch anti-Islam politician to face prosecution
18 Dec 2014 - ....
Kuwait says accepts Iraq request on Gulf war reparations
18 Dec 2014 - ....
Obama celebrates Hanukkah with menorah from bi-lingual school
18 Dec 2014 - US President says US-Israel ties 'unbreakable' and will grow stronger; teenagers from Jerusalem school targeted by arson attack light special lamp symbolizing coexistence. ....
Iran: Nuclear talks to continue in January
18 Dec 2014 - ....
Obama's chance to get back at Netanyahu
17 Dec 2014 - Op-ed: US president and his associates would love to punish Israeli prime minister for meddling in 2012 presidential election, but they had better restrain themselves. A blatant intervention in Israeli elections could achieve the opposite result. ....
Lighting menorahs around the world
17 Dec 2014 - Jews worldwide observe second night of Hanukkah with giant menorah lighting in Budapest, White House and Brandenburg Gate in Germany; Massachusetts celebrates with world's only lobster trap menorah. ....
US olim enjoy first sufganiya in Israel
17 Dec 2014 - Young immigrants aged three to 10, who made aliyah this past summer, celebrate this first Hanukkah in the Jewish state at a special Nefesh B’Nefesh event. ....
No more 'Buji', make way for Isaac Herzog
17 Dec 2014 - The Labor politician, once considered a nebbish, is undergoing a massive transformation both inside and out after forming a unity deal with Tzipi Livni, putting the left back on center stage. ....
Iconic Six-Day War photo recreated at Western Wall
17 Dec 2014 - Three soldiers captured on camera just after Jerusalem's Old City was taken in 1967 return to scene some 47 years later to recreate iconic photo with original photographer, who says it's the worst picture he ever took. ....
Despite US support, Israel suffers string of diplomatic blows
17 Dec 2014 - US slams EU move to remove Hamas from terror list, but diplomatic sources says that while Israel is under attack in diplomatic arena, Netanyahu hiding behind clichs. ....
Alan Gross: It’s the best Hanukkah in a long time
17 Dec 2014 - After five years in a Cuban jail, US Jew set free as part of historic deal between US and Cuba says he's learned 'freedom is not free.' ....
Harry Potter had Jewish classmates, says author
17 Dec 2014 - In response to a Twitter question, J.K. Rowling reveals character of Anthony Goldstein from first Harry Potter book was Jewish. ....
When jihad turns into genocide
17 Dec 2014 - Op-ed: One terror attack in a Sydney caf, which left three people dead, led to a global commotion; but the regular mass murder of Muslims by Islamists leaves the world indifferent. ....
Biden marks start of Hanukkah at US national menorah
17 Dec 2014 - In holiday greeting, President Obama says Hanukkah 'brims with possibility and hope,' reminding people that even the most daunting challenges can be overcome. ....
Empty Palestinian threats
16 Dec 2014 - Op-ed: Terrorists in suits are threatening Israel with a UN bid, but history shows that Security Council resolutions are futile. ....
 

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