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Several Palestinians Injured Near Hebron, One Kidnapped
2 Aug 2015 - Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Saturday evening, that several residents received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Army also kidnapped a Palestinian, and wounded another. ...
Soldiers Attack A Palestinian Family In Bethlehem
2 Aug 2015 - Several family members have been mildly wounded, after being attacked in their own home, when a number of Israeli military vehicles invaded the Um Rokba area in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. ...
Combatants for Peace Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Douma Village
1 Aug 2015 - A group of activists from the Combatants for Peace Movement visited the village of Douma near the northern West Bank city of Nablus and paid Condolences for the child family that was killed by settlers attack two days ago. ...
Clashes In Abu Dis After Army Invaded It, Trees Burnt
1 Aug 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded on Saturday evening Abu Dis town, east of occupied Jerusalem, clashed with dozens of Palestinian youths, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades on them, and nearby lands, causing fires in the groves of Abu Dis University. ...
Autopsy: Al Khaldi Shot From Behind
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Nablus: Settlers Attempt Attack on Farmers, Protesters Attempt to Burn Joseph's Tomb
1 Aug 2015 - Israeli settlers, Saturday morning, attempted an attack on Palestinian farmers in village of Qusra, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, a local official said. ...
ISM Report: Village of Azzun Suffers from Continuous, Targeted Attacks by Israeli Army
1 Aug 2015 - On Tuesday, July 28, at 2:40 pm, the Israeli army arrived to the village of Azzun, located in the district of Qalqilya, to block 3 of the 4 existing entrance gates. Since the 4th gate (east side), which leads to an illegal settlement, has been permanently closed since 1992, this situation left all the inhabitants trapped in their village. ...
Navy Continues to Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Farmland
1 Aug 2015 - Israeli naval boats, Saturday, opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats off the shore of the northern and central Gaza Strip, reported witnesses. ...
Several Injured in Clashes Following Slain Teen's Funeral
1 Aug 2015 - Israeli forces shot and injured at least eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes near al-Jalazun refugee camp that broke out on Saturday, following the funeral of 17-year-old Laith al-Khaldi, who was shot dead by Israeli forces the day before. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Ya'alon backs harsh measures against rightists suspected of attacking Palestinians
Defense Minister tells Shin Bet he supports administrative detention in cases where there is not enough evidence for indictment; Israeli security services working closely with Palestinian security forces to prevent an escalation.
Netanyahu and Obama step up battle to win U.S. public opinion on Iran deal
Both leaders to make major speeches this week in what each views as a critical contest to garner support for their opposing stands on the nuclear accord.
Two rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel
IDF fears escalation in violence in wake of arson that killed Palestinian infant in West Bank.
Netanyahu needn't worry - Iran is already here
The false propaganda about the settlements’ importance to Israeli security went up in flames Friday, once and for all, in the West Bank village of Duma.
200 Palestinians march at site of arson attack, some clash with IDF
Clashes also reported near West Bank village of Kadum, where dozens of Palestinians are throwing rocks and firebombs at Israeli forces.
Family of slain Palestinian infant clings to life, clashes in West Bank
Settlers and Palestinians clash after day of violence leaves two Palestinians dead.
Netanyahu will address U.S. Jews on Iran deal in live webcast speech
Prime minister plans webcast to be broadcast across U.S. in attempt to swing tides against nuclear accord.
High-ranking IDF officers call for career army to unionize
Servicemen in Israel currently not allowed to be part of union, unlike counterparts in other standing armies such as United States and Britain.
Deadly West Bank arson surprised no one in Israel's defense establishment
The arson on Friday morning in which a Palestinian infant was burned to death was preceded by attempted attacks, which miraculously failed.
Hamas calls for 'fitting' Palestinian response to deadly arson attack
Palestinian president Abbas says he will bring the matter to the attention of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Two Palestinians killed by IDF fire, day after fatal West Bank arson attack
Laith Fadel al-Khaladi, 17, was killed after throwing a firebomb at an Israeli army pillbox near Ramallah, while another teen, Mohammed Hamed al-Masri, was killed in northern Gaza, after approaching the border fence.
Relative of arson attack victims: I saw two masked men standing by as they burned
Ibrahim Dawabsheh describes his attempts to rescue the victims of the arson terror attack on a West Bank home, and how, while four-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh could be rescued, his baby brother Ali could not.
EU, U.S. State Department condemn 'vicious' West Bank arson attack
Death of Palestinian infant prompts European Union to call on Israel to protect Palestinian population; Abbas labels attack a 'crime against humanity'; State Dept. condemns terror attack 'in strongest possible terms.'
Netanyahu condemns fatal West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terrorism'
Israeli PM tells Palestinian President Abbas that 'it's upon us to together fight terror, no matter which side perpetrates it.'
Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank after killing of Palestinian infant
Six Palestinians reported wounded after violent protests break out in West Bank, Jerusalem; 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Saad Daobasa, killed in an arson attack overnight, laid to rest in his home village.
Israel's meekness in the face of Jewish extremism carries a heavy price
The terrorists who murdered Palestinian infant Ali Saad Dawabsheh have exacerbated the situation in the territories to its most dangerous since the last Gaza war.
For Israeli defense minister, July is the cruelest month
Moshe Ya’alon has been outmaneuvered by other ministers in regard to the Beit El settlement and proposed IDF cuts, dealing a blow to his long-term hopes of succeeding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Palestinian infant burned to death in West Bank arson attack; IDF blames 'Jewish terror'
Settlers reportedly firebombed West Bank house early Friday morning; Hebrew graffiti was found at scene, reading 'revenge' and 'long live the Messiah.'
After Beit El, settlers learn violent threats pay off
How do you get Netanyahu to approve new housing units? You threaten soldiers. That is the lesson learned this week from the demolition saga of two West Bank structures.
Netanyahu: U.S. public opposition to Iran deal growing
The prime minister is certain that the agreement provides Iran with two paths to the bomb.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Israel Legalizes Torture against Palestinian Prisoners; Israeli Knesset Approves Amendment Allowing Force-feeding of Pri...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15- 29 July 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
 
Israelis protest hate crimes in wake of baby's death
08/02/2015 - Thousands attend rallies in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem after occupied West Bank arson attack and Gay Pride march stabbings.
  Daily Star
 
Kerry to meet Egypt's Sisi to relaunch strategic talks
2 Aug 2015 US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to relaunch strategic talks, on a regional mini-tour to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical allies
Three Hezbollah fighters killed in Zabadani
2 Aug 2015 Three Hezbollah fighters were killed during clashes in the Qalamoun city of Zabadani Saturday, a security source tells The Daily Star
Thousands rally across Israel following gay pride stabbing attack
2 Aug 2015 Thousands of Israelis attended demonstrations across the country, two days after an ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at Jerusalem's gay pride parade, leaving one teenager in critical condition
Jazeera journalists await Egypt retrial verdict
2 Aug 2015 An Egyptian court is due to deliver its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting banned Islamists, after the judge missed a previous hearing
Iran official urges quick approval of nuclear deal
1 Aug 2015 Iran's deputy foreign minister Saturday urged a speedy approval in Tehran of a nuclear deal so blame for any failure falls on US lawmakers who may yet vote against it.
Biden's late son urged him to run for U.S. presidency: NY Times
1 Aug 2015 Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
  YNet News
 
Violence renewed at Jerusalem Temple Mount
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Iran sees oil output up 1 mln bpd after sanctions end
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Israeli lightly injured from stones thrown at her vehicle near the village of Duma
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2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey
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Female rabbi suspected of possible connection to pride parade stabbing
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What is the price tag for Jewish terrorists?
1 Aug 2015 - Netanyahu thwarted the attempt to define Jewish 'price tag' perpetrators as terrorists; the courts are giving them light sentences; the severity of the acts increases - but nothing has changed. ....
Israeli backpacker in Georgia missing since Tuesday
1 Aug 2015 - Dor Cohen, a 23-year-old from Jerusalem, went on a trek with a childhood friend, during which they separated for a few hours; he never arrived at the rendezvous point. ....
A living memory of how Israel began
1 Aug 2015 - Op-ed: There are few countries in the world in which a man can hold in his hand a thread that starts at the country's first days, and converse with a lucid, living person who saw how everything began; so hurry up and find these people, as they are quick to disappear or forget. ....
Anti-violence rallies throughout Israel after acts of nationalist, homophobic terrorism
1 Aug 2015 - Following two blood-soaked days, in which a Palestinian infant was killed and his parents and sibling were critically wounded in a fire and six people were hurt in a stabbing at Jerusalem's gay pride parade, thousands are expected to protest in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa; President Rivlin, party chairpersons, and religious leaders to condemn violence. ....
There’s a light at the end of the light rail tunnel
1 Aug 2015 - How bad is the construction of Tel Aviv's light rail going to be? Just ask the Jerusalemite business owners; customers stopped coming, merchants got into financial trouble, 60% of businesses closed down; but now, it appears, there's life after the digging: 'We turned into a European city. Tourists from all over the world come here'. ....
We want human leaders, not robots
1 Aug 2015 - Op-ed: We don't need a perfect leader who is never embarrassed, doesn't cry or laugh at critical moments and doesn't rest his feet on his desk. We want a leader who knows how to loosen his tie and who hesitates 66 times before cutting short the life of a soldier or a civilian as a result of his decisions. ....
Netanya: Israel's French capital
1 Aug 2015 - Record-breaking numbers of new immigrants from France are making Netanya their home, leading the city to become 'indistinguishable from Nice', and establishing a center of French culture in Israel. ....
How to stop Jewish jihad
31 Jul 2015 - Analysis: They are no different than ISIS; there may only be a handful of these Jewish terrorists, but it is enough to divide Israeli society and lead to war with the Palestinians and the rest of the Arab world. ....
University leaders warn of Iran's educational overtake
31 Jul 2015 - Haifa University President Amos Shapira presented Netanyahu with data that shows the Iranians were investing more in higher education than Israel; now, following the decision to cut NIS 263 million from higher education, university leaders decided to fight back; 'After all, Iran’s bomb is not built by the farmers working in the field,' Shapira warns. ....
'Hatikva' is simply out of date
31 Jul 2015 - Op-ed: The time has come for a new, inclusive national anthem – one that reflects the vision of the modern State of Israel and can be sung by all citizens regardless of their religion, race or sex. ....
History of hate: An unremorseful plot to murder at the gay pride parade
31 Jul 2015 - Yishai Shlissel wrote of his intentions to attack Thursday's gay pride parade in Jerusalem just two weeks before - and it wasn't the first time he'd attempted murder. ....
  Misc
 
Highest-ever Saturday summer electricity consumption
Globes Main News 2 Aug 2015 - Israel Electric Corp. reported record consumption for a summer Saturday as the August heat wave intensifies today.
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 2 Aug 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 2 Aug 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 2 Aug 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 2 Aug 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 2 Aug 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Stride Gaming acquires Israeli co InfiApps for $39m
Globes Main News 1 Aug 2015 - The Netanya-based mobile social gaming company was founded in 2012.
ICL pressing Netanyahu to drop Sheshinski II
Globes Main News 1 Aug 2015 - Some of the prime minister's advisors have been persuaded to remove the Sheshinski II Committee recommendations.
KSA raps barbaric killing of toddler
Arab News 1 Aug 2015 - Sun, 2015-08-02 00:12 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has denounced the horrendous terror attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Duma in Palestine that killed a toddler. Reports said that Israeli settlers...
Thousands protest against racist, homophobic attacks; place blame on gov’t
+972 Magazine 1 Aug 2015 - Across Israel, thousands of protesters flood the streets, laying the blame on the government for the arson attack that killed a Palestinian infant and the stabbing attack on marchers during Jerusalem’s Pride march. Photos by Oren Ziv / Activestills.org Thousands attend a rally organized by Peace Now...
‘We saw the fire eating the house': A report from the West Bank village of Duma
Mondoweiss 1 Aug 2015 - “This was the kitchen,” the young man who led my friend Tovah and me to the house told me yesterday as I entered. “The bedroom is in the back.” The smell of burnt debris penetrated before I had the chance to process what I was seeing. A simple white...
The burning of a Palestinian child: not an exception, but a result of Zionism
Mondoweiss 1 Aug 2015 - Overnight on Friday, 31 July, a group of masked Jewish settlers threw firebombs through a window of the Dawabsha family house in Kufr Douma, near Nablus. They fell in the bedroom where the whole family had been sleeping peacefully, setting the house on fire. The arsonists...
Who wants to talk about the murder of Bedouin women?
+972 Magazine 1 Aug 2015 - The Israeli media has time to talk about Iran, the security budget, and Beit El. That means that when Arab women are murdered, there are always more important issues to cover.  Women from the West Bank city of Bethlehem march to protest honor killings and other...
Did the BBC cover up the anti-Semitism of Gaza’s children?
Mondoweiss 1 Aug 2015 - Has a mistranslation in a BBC documentary created an image of innocence where none should exist? Was the motivation of the broadcaster to avoid diminishing sympathy towards the Palestinians while increasing antipathy towards Israel? For those that missed the coverage let me bring you up to...
The normal horrors
Mondoweiss 1 Aug 2015 - Anat Rimon-Or published this essay in Hebrew yesterday on Facebook. It was translated by Richard Flantz and posted on his Facebook page. The understandable and demonstrated shock following yesterday’s events (the burning of a toddler and the wounding of members of his family, and the stabbings...
A Month in Photos: After violence, the joy of Eid becomes a blur
+972 Magazine 1 Aug 2015 - A Palestinian family is burned alive in a settler attack, Jerusalem’s Pride Parade ends in terror, and three Palestinian youths are killed by Israeli soldiers. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, during which thousands celebrated on the shores of the Mediterranean, seems like a lifetime ago. Photos by:...
US gov’t has ‘faith in the system’ that Israel will prosecute killers of Palestinian child– why?
Mondoweiss 31 Jul 2015 - The American government expressed “confidence” and “faith in the system” that Israel will prosecute the murderers of Ali Sa’ed Dabwasha last night in the occupied village of Duma, the State Department said today . It must be “faith” because there’s no evidence for it: the Israeli human...
Israel vows to find W Bank arsonists
BBC 31 Jul 2015 - Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.
‘Why did they burn a baby alive? What did he do?’
+972 Magazine 31 Jul 2015 - Hours after the terrorist attack that took the life of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabshe, relatives and friends are still trying to make sense of what happened in the early hours of Friday morning. Text and photos by Oren Ziv / Activestills.org Palestinian relatives mourn the death...
Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms
BBC 31 Jul 2015 - The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal.
West Bank murder: Leaders fail to address nature of settler violence
+972 Magazine 31 Jul 2015 - The murder of a Palestinian baby has provoked condemnation from Israeli leaders across the political spectrum. Yet the harsh rhetoric masks a consistent failure by the Israeli establishment to understand the endemic nature of this kind of violence. Relatives of Palestinian baby Ali Saad Dawabsha grieve...
VIDEO: Reaction to West Bank toddler death
BBC 31 Jul 2015 - The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, give their reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack.
  Misc2
 
Slain Palestinian toddler's parents, brother fighting for lives
Middle East Eye 1 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined Following an arson attack that killed an 18-month-old boy and critically wounding his family, thousands of people took to the streets in protest
Two Palestinians dead in shootings by Israeli forces in Gaza, West Bank
Middle East Eye 31 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined Israeli forces kill Palestinian near border fence in Gaza, another dies of his wounds after being shot during a protest near Ramallah
VIDEO: The journey to Al-Aqsa Mosque
Middle East Eye 31 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined MEE travels with Palestinians from the West Bank who, denied at Israeli checkpoints, find other paths to the sacred site in Jerusalem
Italian PM Renzi's ode to Israel
Middle East Eye 31 Jul 2015 - As Israel continues to boycott the very idea of a Palestinian people, a fan club has formed to legitimise the barbarity - Matteo Renzi, for one, deserves his own boycott
Palestinian toddler killed, family in critical condition following attack by Israeli settlers
Middle East Eye 31 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined Villagers in Duma woke on Thursday night to the sound of screaming from the Dawabsha family
Palestinian toddler burned to death by Israeli settlers in West Bank arson attack
Middle East Eye 31 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined The PLO holds Israel's government 'fully responsible' for death of a toddler in an arson attack by settlers
Jewish Extremists Suspected in West Bank Arson Murder of Palestinian Toddler
The Forward New 31 Jul 2015 - An 18-month-old Palestinian toddler was killed in a ‘price tag’ arson attack carried out by suspected extremist Jews in the occupied West Bank. Will Israel hunt down the killers?
Zimbabwe: Govt, Iran Call for Lifting of Sanctions
allAfrica.com 31 Jul 2015 - [The Herald] Zimbabwe and the Islamic Republic of Iran have resolved to jointly work towards the unconditional lifting of economic sanctions imposed on the two countries.
18 Year Old Shot Dead by IOF in Qalandia Refugee Camp
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Jul 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Monday morning have shot dead Mohammed Abu Lateefa (18) during Israeli raid on Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah. Israeli police said the IOF broke into Qalandia camp near to arrest two Palestinians, raiding houses. The Israeli border police forces opened fire at...
Stride Gaming acquires Israeli co InfiApps for $39m
Globes Main News 1 Aug 2015 - The Netanya-based mobile social gaming company was founded in 2012.
Highest-ever Saturday summer electricity consumption
Globes Main News 2 Aug 2015 - Israel Electric Corp. reported record consumption for a summer Saturday as the August heat wave intensifies today.
ICL pressing Netanyahu to drop Sheshinski II
Globes Main News 1 Aug 2015 - Some of the prime minister's advisors have been persuaded to remove the Sheshinski II Committee recommendations.
Unilever hits back at Shufersal's boycott
Globes Main News 30 Jul 2015 - Unilever will offer discounts of up to 20% on its products to Rami Levy customers as it battles supermarket chain.
Canada buys Iron Dome radar technology from Israel
Globes Aerospace & Defense 30 Jul 2015 - Israel Aerospace Industries unit ELTA and Rheinmetall-Canada have teamed on the project.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 2 Aug 2015 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 2 Aug 2015 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 2 Aug 2015 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 2 Aug 2015 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 2 Aug 2015 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 2 Aug 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
(VIDEO) Capitol Hill Briefing: Investigate Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Jul 2015 - Coverage, including video, of US Campaign's Capitol Hill briefing on accountability for Israel's war crimes in Gaza.
#ChoosePeace
US Campaign to End the Occupation 2 Aug 2015 - Watch this video and then write your Members of Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal.
  Ma'an News
 
8 Palestinians injured in clashes near Jalazun after teen's funeral
8/1/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes near al-Jalazun refugee camp that broke out on Saturday following the funeral of 17-year-old Laith al-Khaldi who was shot dead by Israeli forces the...
Settlers attempt attack on Palestinian farmers near Nablus
8/1/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) - Israeli settlers on Saturday morning attempted an attack on Palestinian farmers in village of Qusra south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, a local official said. Dozens of settlers from the illegal Esh Kodesh outpost descended on...
Thousands mourn as West Bank deaths mount
8/1/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Thousands of Palestinians on Saturday attended the funeral of Laith al-Khaldi, 17, who was killed by Israeli forces during clashes near the Atara military checkpoint in northern Ramallah the previous night. Al-Khalidi was at least the 20th Palestinian...
Protesters attempt to set fire to Joseph's Tomb in Nablus
8/1/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Dozens of protesters from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus threw rocks, empty bottles, and Molotov cocktails at Israeli settlers and soldiers at Joseph's Tomb on Saturday, sources said. Local sources said the protest started late...
Islamic Jihad urges factions to escalate resistance after arson attack
8/1/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A senior leader in the Islamic Jihad movement on Saturday urged Palestinians of all political factions to "escalate resistance" against the Israeli occupation, a day after Israeli settlers killed an 18-month-old child in an arson attack in...
Arsonists set fire to Hamas leader's car
8/1/2015 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Unidentified assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at a private car belonging to Hamas leader in Jenin in the northern West Bank overnight Friday, according to Palestinian security sources. Hamas leader and former Palestinian Minister of Prisoners' Affairs...
Official: Palestinian security to crack down on 'settler terrorism'
8/1/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority security forces plan to crack down on acts of terrorism carried out by Israeli settlers living in the occupied West Bank, an official said Saturday. PA security spokesman Adnan Dmeiri told Ma'an: "We...
Netanyahu to address US Jewish groups on Iran deal
8/1/2015 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will next week redouble efforts to sink the international nuclear deal with Iran, making a personal appeal to Jewish groups across the United States. Netanyahu, a strident opponent of the agreement, will make a web...
PA officials visit Dawabsha family at Tel Aviv hospital
8/1/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A delegation of senior Palestinian officials visited members of the Dawabsha family in a Tel Aviv hospital on Saturday, a day after they suffered severe burns in an arson attack carried out by Israeli settlers that killed their...
  The Guardian
 
Hundreds of Palestinians turn out for West Bank funeral - video
1 Aug 2015 - Hundreds of Palestinians participate in the funeral of a Palestinian youth who died on Saturday after clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank....
Palestinian youth killed by troops after arson attack sparks West Bank violence
1 Aug 2015 - The 17-year-old was shot by Israeli troops at Atara checkpoint near Ramallah, Palestinian officials said, amid unrest over death of 18-month old boy A...
The 20 photographs of the week
1 Aug 2015 - The migration crisis in Europe, Chris Froome in the Tour de France, the stabbing at gay pride in Jerusalem – the best photography in...
US condemns 'vicious' attack that killed Palestinian baby - video
31 Jul 2015 - The White House condemned in the strongest possible terms on Friday the 'vicious' arson attack that killed an 18-month Palestinian baby. Josh Earnest, the...
Palestinian killed and another wounded by Israeli gunfire at Gaza border
31 Jul 2015 - Two men fired at after approaching security fence and ignoring soldiers’ orders to stop and warning shots, according to Israeli army A Palestinian man...
Israel’s hawks can't dodge blame for this day of violence | Jonathan Freedland
31 Jul 2015 - Two bloody attacks in 24 hours have laid bare a culture of impunity – and deep internal divisions The condemnations are striking but still...
Death of 18-month-old in arson attack heightens tensions in West Bank
31 Jul 2015 - Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemns attack on Palestinian family, with Mahmoud Abbas denouncing it as a war crime The slumbering Dawabsheh family never...
Israeli government's talk is cheap on 'price tag' violence
31 Jul 2015 - If perpetrators of suspected arson attack are caught it will be instructive to compare their treatment with that of Palestinians accused of stone-throwing The...
West Bank house after attack in which Palestinian child was killed – video
31 Jul 2015 - The aftermath of a suspected arson attack by Jewish extremists on two homes in Duma village in the West Bank on Friday that left...
Palestinian child dead in suspected Jewish extremist arson attack on home
31 Jul 2015 - Officials say 18-month-old killed and his father, mother and brother injured after West Bank house set on fire and ‘price tag’ slogan daubed on...
Palestinian youth killed after arson attack sparks violence in West Bank
1 Aug 2015 - The 17-year-old was shot by Israeli troops at Atara checkpoint near Ramallah, Palestinian officials said, amid unrest over death of 18-month old boy A...
Etgar Keret: ‘Israelis boycott me as a traitor, and foreigners because I’m Israeli’
1 Aug 2015 - The short story and essay writer on war, parenthood and the difficulties faced by the Israeli left The title of the Israeli writer Etgar...
The looming August battle for the Iran nuclear deal
31 Jul 2015 - Struggle to save Vienna agreement from a congressional mauling pits the Obama administration against the Republicans, the Israeli government and a billionaire On Monday,...
Iran's foreign minister calls for world's nuclear weapons states to disarm
31 Jul 2015 - Mohammad Javad Zarif calls for talks on arms elimination treaty and for creation of zone free from weapons of mass destruction in Middle East...
Iran has signed a historic nuclear deal – now it’s Israel’s turn | Javad Zarif
31 Jul 2015 - If the Vienna deal is to mean anything, the whole of the Middle East must rid itself of weapons of mass destruction We –...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Jerusalem light rail operators strike over new working conditions
Ha'aretz - 2 Aug 2015
Prison service building ‘VIP wing’ for ex-PM Ehud Olmert
Ha'aretz - 2 Aug 2015
Construction begins for Tel Aviv light rail, six years of traffic jams expected
Ha'aretz - 2 Aug 2015
Thousands across Israel protest violence, incitement
Ha'aretz - 1 Aug 2015
Israeli lawmaker 'comes out' after Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade stabbing
Ha'aretz - 1 Aug 2015
Why the Israeli government’s condemnation of Jerusalem Gay Pride attack is hollow
Ha'aretz - 31 Jul 2015
Alleged Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker rejects Israeli court's authority
Ha'aretz - 31 Jul 2015
Israel Police to probe failure to monitor Jerusalem gay pride parade assailant
Ha'aretz - 31 Jul 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Israeli army deploys more troops along Gaza border
1 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation army on Friday intensified its military presence along the Gaza border for fear of reprisals from the Palestinian resistance.
Settlers torch forest land south of Nablus
1 Aug 2015 - Jewish settlers from Yitzhar settlement on Friday evening set fire to vast tracts of forest land belonging to Palestinian citizens near the tribal town of Asira and Urif town, south of Nablus.
Palestinian Cities
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IOF, settlers attack Palestinian farmers in Nablus
1 Aug 2015 - Violent clashes broke out Saturday morning after a group of settlers attacked dozens of Palestinian farmers in Qasra town in Nablus under IOF protection.
Settler runs over a Jerusalemite while offering prayers
1 Aug 2015 - An Israeli settler deliberately ran over a Jerusalemite citizen on Friday while offering prayers near a mosque in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.
Haneyya to settlers’ arson attack victims: We share your pain
1 Aug 2015 - Deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya expressed his condolences during a phone call with Dawabsheh family who lost their baby in a settlers’ arson attack.
Third Palestinian killed in less than 24 hours
1 Aug 2015 - A Palestinian teen died late Friday evening of injuries he sustained during clashes at an Israeli military checkpoint near Ramallah in the West Bank.
3 injured during clashes in Ramallah, O. J’lem
1 Aug 2015 - At least one Palestinian was injured during clashes with Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Friday evening at Attara military checkpoint to the north of Ramallah.
World must condemn Jewish Nazism in the strongest terms
1 Aug 2015 - I am not particularly eager to hurl the Nazi epithet at Jews. I know that many Jews harbor a great deal of rectitude and would never condone the evil crimes committed in their name.
Soldiers kill young man, wound another in Gaza border area
1 Aug 2015 - One Gazan young man was killed and another wounded when Israeli border soldiers opened fire at an angry march east of Beit Lahiya protesting settlers' deadly attack on a Palestinian family in Nablus.
Al-Qassam holds Israel responsible for Nablus arson attack
1 Aug 2015 - Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, held the Israeli occupation leaders fully responsible for the consequences of the settlers' deadly arson attack on a Palestinian home in Nablus yesterday.
Mishaal deplores settler's killing of toddler, calls for response
1 Aug 2015 - Khaled Mishaal denounced the murder of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsheh in settlers' arson attack in Nablus as a "heinous crime against the Palestinian people and the entire humanity."
Ali, a toddler victim of Israeli brutality (report)
31 Jul 2015 - The heinous crime of burning to death the one-and-a-half year old baby Ali Dawabsha in an Israeli settlers’ arson attack outraged the Palestinians.
Arab League to host conference on boycott of Israel soon
31 Jul 2015 - The central boycott office of the Arab League said the League would host from 18 to 20 August the 89th conference on the Arab boycott of Israel.
Israeli army stops UN agricultural project in Jordan Valley
31 Jul 2015 - The Israeli occupation army issued orders to demolish a water tank belonging to a UN-funded agricultural project and to freeze the project in al-Karda village, north of the Jordan Valley.
Jewish settlers attack Palestinian citizens south of Jenin
31 Jul 2015 - A horde of Jewish settlers on Thursday attacked Palestinian vehicles and citizens in area located between the towns of Jaba and Aja towns, south of Jenin.
Settlers’ arson victims in serious condition
31 Jul 2015 - The situation of the Dawabsha family members, who sustained serious burns during a settlers’ arson attack, continues to be very severe, Israeli medical sources said.
Al-Agha: Arab Peace Initiative committee to discuss UNRWA crisis
31 Jul 2015 - PLO Executive Committee member Zakaria al-Agha said a committee within the Arab Peace Initiative will discuss UNRWA’s financial crisis in its upcoming meeting in Cairo next Wednesday.
Hamas calls for an appropriate response to toddler’s death
31 Jul 2015 - Hamas Movement called for “an appropriate response” to the killing of a Palestinian toddler and the injury of three of his family members at the hands of Israeli settlers.
Prisoner Abdul-Rahman Othman enters his 22nd day of hunger strike
31 Jul 2015 - Palestinian prisoner Abdul-Rahman Othman has been on hunger strike for 22 days in an Israeli jail in protest at locking him up in solitary confinement for about two years.
  IRIN
 
Four reasons Syrian ‘safe zone’ unlikely to work
BEIRUT 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - Turkey has announced the creation of a "safe zone" in Syria. Here's why it might not work. >
  New York Times
 
After Deal, Europeans Are Eager to Do Business in Iran
1 Aug 2015 - The rush to restart trade with Iran could make it more complicated to renew sanctions if the nuclear deal brokered by the United States falls apart.
Iraqis Protest Electricity Shortage During Heat Wave
1 Aug 2015 - One of the country’s largest recent grass-roots protests shut down traffic in Baghdad on Friday night, and more protests took place Saturday in southern Iraq.
Palestinian Teenager Is Fatally Shot While Protesting Deadly Arson Attack
1 Aug 2015 - An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers had fired “in response to immediate danger” after a firebomb was hurled at them.
At War Blog: Reactions to Article About Gender Integration in the Marine Corps
31 Jul 2015 - The Times asked readers what they thought of Lt. Col. Kate Germano’s article where she argued for equal standards and expectations of training for Marines, whether male or female.
Rivals of ISIS Attack U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group
31 Jul 2015 - The members trained by the United States to take on the Islamic State found themselves fighting off an attack from another Islamist faction.
Deeper Mideast Aspirations Seen in Nuclear Deal With Iran
31 Jul 2015 - The Obama administration may have grander ambitions to open up American relations with Tehran and be part of a transformation in the Middle East.
Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia's New Sunni Alliance
31 Jul 2015 - Last year, the kingdom declared the Muslim Brotherhood “terrorists.” This year, it embraces them as friends.
Lives: Exit Strategy
31 Jul 2015 - Trying to get out of Afghanistan, illegally and otherwise, for years.
Jewish Arsonists Suspected in West Bank Attack That Killed Palestinian Toddler
31 Jul 2015 - The attack was branded as terrorism by Israeli and Palestinian politicians, and shocked consciences on both sides of the simmering conflict.
Open Source: Attack on Gay Pride Parade Shakes Israel’s Self-Image as Bastion of Tolerance
30 Jul 2015 - An Israeli’s violent rampage at the event in Jerusalem was quickly politicized by critics of Israel.
Mullah Mohammad Omar’s Life Ends With Little Clarity
30 Jul 2015 - Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive leader of the Taliban, spent the final years of his life in remarkable obscurity, and his death was only confirmed by chatter among Taliban officials.
U.S.-Taliban Fight Goes On, So Guantánamo Detainee Stays, Court Says
30 Jul 2015 - A judge found that an accused Taliban fighter may still be held even if the administration considers the United States’ war in Afghanistan to be over.
Israel Allows Hunger-Striking Prisoners to Be Force-Fed
30 Jul 2015 - Legislators voted to allow the force-feeding in extreme cases, a move that seemed to be aimed at preventing Palestinian inmates from using fasts to win their release.
Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Stabs 6 at a Gay Pride Parade for Second Time, Police Say
30 Jul 2015 - The assailant, Yishai Schlissel was said to have told the police that he had come “to kill in the name of God.”
  Jerusalem Post
 
Israeli crime leader sentenced to 32 years in prison in the US
2 Aug 2015 -
Iran expects oil output to rise by 1 million barrels per day
2 Aug 2015 - International sanctions imposed to force Iran to curb its nuclear program have halved its oil exports to just over 1 million bpd since 2012, and hammered its economy.
Iran expects oil output of up to 1 million barrels per day after curbs end
2 Aug 2015 -
It's Getting Hot In Here: Extreme heatwave expected across Israel
2 Aug 2015 - The Israel Nature an Parks Authority is telling people to avoid nature hikes in the coming days, as it closes certain trails due to the heat.
Israeli swimmers hoping to shine at worlds in Russia
1 Aug 2015 - Israel sent 11 swimmers to the pool events in Kazan, which begin on Sunday.
Oliel stars at Euro Olympic festival
1 Aug 2015 - Israel had just one silver medal to its name ahead of the weekend, but it amassed four more by Saturday night’s closing ceremony, with tennis prodigy Yshai Oliel claiming two.
UEFA goes easy on Beitar Jerusalem punishment
1 Aug 2015 - Fans behavior in Belgium results in fine and closer of stand; local soccer begins with Toto Cup
Withholding blame, US issues harsh condemnation of Nablus-area deadly arson
1 Aug 2015 - The condemnation issued Friday was over an arson committed Thursday at two Palestinian homes near Nablus. An 18-month-old baby perished in the fire, which injured several of his relatives.
Palestinian toddler’s murder sparks violent clashes
1 Aug 2015 - 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha burned to death in Duma arson attack believed to be carried out by Jewish terrorists.
Analysis: We must crush Jewish terrorism
1 Aug 2015 - If the government really wishes Israel to remain free, democratic and westernized it has to immediately change its state of mind. Not tomorrow. Today.
Does the path to a peace agreement run through Gaza?
1 Aug 2015 - Some western diplomats argue that if a full-scale Israeli-Palestinian peace is to be achieved, Hamas, entrenched in Gaza, cannot be ignored.
OECD Praises Israel for Improving Employment Situation Among Israeli Arabs
1 Aug 2015 - Projects Manager for the Arab Sector at the Ministry of Economy to ‘Post’: One of our tasks is to integrate minorities in high-wage jobs and career advancement
Netanyahu speaks out against hatred in light of recent violence
1 Aug 2015 -
MK Shmuly comes out as gay, says his community cannot stay silent
1 Aug 2015 - Shmuly was first elected to the Knesset in 2013, after previously being the chairman of the National Union of Israeli Students and a leader of the 2011 social protests.
Euro Maccabi games marred by anti-Semitism in Berlin
1 Aug 2015 - Assault, insults as athletes told to keep their Jewish identities undercover.
Jerusalem gay pride parade stabbing suspect rejects court’s authority
1 Aug 2015 - "This court is part of the mechanism of evil," says Yishai Schlissel before judge enforces 12-day remand.
Israel security forces beef up presence in wake of recent attacks
1 Aug 2015 -
Protests against homophobia and Jewish 'terror' take place throughout Israel
1 Aug 2015 - Demonstrations condemned Thursday's stabbing attack at Jerusalem's gay pride parade and Friday's arson attack that resulted in the death of an 18 month-old Palestinian baby, Ali Dawabsha.
Retired general Galant demands Netanyahu hold cabinet meeting on Jewish terrorism
1 Aug 2015 -
Security forces deployed to quell riot near Duma
1 Aug 2015 - The village has been the epicenter of unrest in recent days after a Palestinian toddler was killed and three members of his family were injured in a deadly arson attack.
Iran's parliament has no authority over nuclear deal, Iran's top negotiator says
1 Aug 2015 - The comments from Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency, are the latest volley in a lengthy battle between Iranian officials supportive of the deal, and hardliners who are skeptical of it.
Hamas leader's car fire-bombed in West Bank
1 Aug 2015 - Wasfi Qabaha said the suspects threw petrol-bombs from a moving vehicle, setting his car ablaze in front of his home in the al-Basatin neighborhood of Jenin.
Herzog: Jewish and Muslim terror should be dealt with in the same way
1 Aug 2015 - Herzog is set to take part in a rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to mark the stabbing attack by a Jewish extremist at the Jerusalem gay pride parade on Thursday.
After deadly arson: Rioting, death of two Palestinians, Jerusalem disturbances
1 Aug 2015 - Two police officers lightly injured by stone-throwers in Jerusalem.
Settlers clash with Palestinians near West Bank Esh Kodesh outpost
1 Aug 2015 -
Netanyahu to bring case against Iran deal to N. American Jews in live webcast event
1 Aug 2015 - Obama pressures groups who support the deal to step up their efforts to counter lobbying by groups such as AIPAC.
Refugees flee ISIS to Iraqi Kurdistan, 'the Israel of the Arab states'
1 Aug 2015 - With "sandals on the ground" in the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the "Magazine" visits the historic Old City and meets refugees fleeing the Islamic State.
Report: IDF kills 17-year-old Palestinian, during clash near Ramallah
1 Aug 2015 - IDF says it shot at the rioter's lower extremities and is investigating the incident.
Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuli confirms: I'm gay
31 Jul 2015 - "The knife is being wielded at my community," Shmuli wrote in a column he penned for 'Yediot'. "We've kept silent. I've kept silent. No more."
Reports: Palestinian, 17, killed by IDF gunfire near Gaza border fence
31 Jul 2015 - Gaza hospital officials identified the teenager as Mohammed al-Masri, 17.
PA to file complaints to UN and ICC over arson attack
31 Jul 2015 - Hamas, Islamic Jihad call for armed resistance against Israel
Dozens of West Bank settlers treated for smoke inhalation after suspected arson by Palestinians
31 Jul 2015 - Large fire forced settlers out of their homes in the southern Hebron Hills community of Beit Hagai.
WATCH: Jordanians march in solidarity with Palestinian 'day of rage'
31 Jul 2015 - Islamists stage rally aimed at calling on Arab regimes to "defend al-Aksa mosque."
Netanyahu 'shocked and outraged' after visiting hospital bedside of Palestinian burn victim
31 Jul 2015 - "We're doing everything we can to save this young boy, give him a life," the premier said.
Israel hasn't done enough to combat Jewish terrorism, Rivlin says
31 Jul 2015 -
Jerusalem chief rabbi visits victims of gay pride parade stabbing spree
31 Jul 2015 - "This is a day for prayer for the injured and for unity," Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern said.
Terrorist fires at Israeli car in West Bank as clashes break out with IDF in Hebron
31 Jul 2015 - The shooting comes after Hamas called for a Palestinian "day of rage" after a toddler in the West Bank was killed by a suspected far-right Jewish terrorist.
Comment: Don’t let the dark side win
31 Jul 2015 - And so ends a week of unrest that can only be considered insurgence against the state of Israel – from within.
Hamas: 'Every Israeli is now a legitimate target' following Duma terror attack
31 Jul 2015 - Israeli and Palestinian Authority security forces are on high alert in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Hamas calls for "day of rage."
Erekat calls on international community to protect Palestinians from Israelis after toddler killed
31 Jul 2015 - The PLO claims its calls for international protection have so far been ignored.
 

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