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Including Three Children, Eight Palestinians Killed In Gaza
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that eight Palestinians, including three children, have been killed and many Palestinians injured, including four children who suffered serious injuries, after the Israeli army fired missiles into the Nafaq Street, in Gaza City. ...
Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1533 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2069. ...
Three Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron, One In Ramallah
Palestinian Seriously Injured Near Nablus After Being Rammed By Settler’s Car Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians, while one Palestinian was kidnapped in Ramallah. Settlers burn Palestinian orchard, grazing lands, east of Yatta nearby village. ...
Palestine Supporters Arrested In Australia & US For Civil Disobedience
A group of twelve activists carried out an act of civil disobedience on Monday by conducting a sit-in at the office of US Senator Diane Feinstein in California, and another group was arrested in Melbourne Australia while occupying an Israeli drone-manufacturing plant and calling for an end to the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. ...
Including Senior Hamas Leaders, Twelve Palestinians Killed Thursday
Palestinians medical sources in the Gaza Strip had reported that at least twelve Palestinians have been killed and at least 200 have been injured in the extensive Israeli bombardment targeting different parts of the besieged coastal region. ...
Israel bans international human rights workers from Gaza
Since beginning its assault on the Gaza Strip on July 8th, Israeli officials have prevented human rights observers and experts employed by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch from entering Gaza to conduct independent investigations. ...
Roadside Stands Demolished near Hebron
According to a local activist, Israeli forces demolished a number of Palestinian-owned roadside stands near http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=beit+ummar&button=Search+%3E%3E village, in the Hebron district, on Wednesday. ...
At Least Two Palestinian Killed In Gaza
Many wounded. 26 Palestinians killed since Tuesday. Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians have been confirmed dead after the Israeli army and air force fired several missiles into the Nusserirat area, in central Gaza. ...
Glick, Settlers Again Storm al-Aqsa
Israeli rabbi Yehuda http://imemc.org/newswire?search_text=glick&button=Search+%3E%3E accompanied some 20 Israeli settlers in yet another invasion of al-Aqsa Mosque, on Wednesday, in occupied East Jerusalem. ...
Two More Palestinians Killed In Gaza As Israeli Escalation Continues
Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians have been killed, Wednesday, and many injured, some seriously, after the army bombarded several homes and areas in the Gaza Strip. ...
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LIVE UPDATES: Three senior Hamas commanders killed in Israeli strike on Rafah
Mohammed Abu Shamala and Raed Al-Attar were involved in Shalit and Goldin abductions; PLO official: Strategy change needed in cease-fire talks with Israel; UN Security Council urges resumption of negotiations.
Is a signed agreement between Israel and Hamas necessary?
Building a seaport, opening border crossings and acceding to the rest of Hamas' demands for a truce will provide Israel with enormous levers of influence over the organization.
Gaza severely short of water for drinking and bathing
A major consequence of the water shortage, caused by Israeli strikes, is the outbreak of skin disease and other infections.
IDF reservists given 'emergency' extensions on some expenses, including rent
Knesset expected to pass bill defining service in Gaza war as emergency service.
Hamas claims responsibility for three Israeli teens' kidnapping and murder
Senior Hamas member makes comments at Muslim scholars' conference in Turkey.
Obama and Netanyahu, from Gaza to Iraq: Closer than ever but miles apart
Netanyahu ejected the U.S. from peace talks and cease-fire efforts; the results can be seen in the bombs on Gaza and the missiles over Tel Aviv
Dismissing criticism over Gaza policies, Netanyahu tells ministers: talk less
The prime minister hints that he has withheld information about the Cairo truce talks from the cabinet due to concern over leaks.
LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 44
Netanyahu: Hamas commanders legitimate target, no operative is immune; Hamas warns foreign airlines: Avoid Israel starting 6 A.M. Thursday; 22 Palestinians killed in last day; 140 rockets and mortars fired at Israel.
Despite Hamas’ denial, still unclear whether Mohammed Deif assassinated
Palestinians report that an Israeli strike in Gaza killed the Hamas military chief's wife and son.
Netanyahu: Regional changes promise new 'diplomatic horizon'
Speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israeli prime minister says Gaza operation not over, denies U.S.-Israel ties under strain.
Hamas warns international airlines: Avoid Israel
Hamas: Israel failed to kill military wing commander Deif; in a televised statement, Hamas' military arm spokesman warns foreign airlines not to fly to Israel starting on 6 A.M. Thursday.
Report: Qatar threatened to expel Meshal if he agreed to Cairo truce draft
German development aid minister accuses Qatar of aiding Islamic State.
Hamas claims it fired two rockets at Israeli gas field off Gaza coast
The Israeli military said it no information of missiles striking any gas platforms at sea.
Why Egypt won't let Turkey be the key Mideast player it dreams of being
Why al-Sissi won't let Erdogan be the key player he wants to be.
Who is Mohammed Deif?
The head of Hamas’ military wing has topped Israel’s 'most wanted’ list for the past twenty years for a reason.
Lieberman, Bennett divided over Hamas
Foreign minister and economy minister disagree on value of unilateral moves, but both support toppling Hamas.
Israel gambled on a morale boost, but it looks like Hamas' military chief got away
Surviving Israel's latest attempt on his life, will only serve to reinforce the myth surrounding Mohammed Deif, a serial assassination-attempt-survivor.
Hamas: Israel attempted to assassinate military chief in Gaza City
Mohammed Deif's wife and young child were killed in Tuesday attack, Hamas officials say; no official confirmation from Israel.
Israel's surprise assassination attempt on Deif may backfire and strengthen Hamas resolve
Killing Hamas commanders and military experts has never changed the basic equation when it comes to Israel's battles with the coastal enclave.
As Gaza truce talks fail, Israel must turn to UN
It’s not too late for Israel to pursue a UN Security Council resolution that would, in the long run, change the reality in Gaza.
LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 43
Rocket hits Jerusalem region; 2-year-old child, woman killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza; truce talks collapse; PM recalls envoys from Cairo; IDF strikes 25 Gaza sites; U.S.: All parties must return to talks.
Oded Raor, ex-commander of elite Sayeret Matkal IDF unit, dies aged 47
Raor was commander of the unit from 2004 to 2007. He later commanded a reserve brigade before retiring from active service.
PA knew nothing about Hamas West Bank network, official says
President Mahmoud Abbas fears reports could have political repercussions and endanger Palestinian unity government.
'Peace is for preparations for war' - Hamas offers inside look at tunnels
Blindfolded Reuters reporters taken on tour of a secret tunnel inside Gaza, in a Hamas attempt to disprove Israel's claims it destroyed the group's border tunnels.
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Israel Forces Resume Offensive on Gaza and Commit More Crimes; 12 Palestinian Civilians, Including 5 Children and 3 Wome...
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Palestinians and ISM'ers clean up after demolition of Palestinian home
8/20/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, al-Walja, Occupied Palestine - At10am on the 18th of August in al-Walja, north of Bethlehem, the Israeli army demolished the residence of a Palestinian man. The man was alone on his land when the solders arrived with a bulldozer. The soldiers...
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[Uruknet 108956 21-aug-2014 04:00 ECT] Syria News - August 3, 2014
21 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - By the end of Sunday, the coordination committees in Syria were able to document 125 martyrs including 11 women, 14 children, and 4 martyrs under torture: 65 martyred in Damascus and its suburbs, 36 in Aleppo,...
[Uruknet 108955 21-aug-2014 02:59 ECT] On the 27th Day of the Israeli Offensive:Rafah Under Israeli Fire; War Crimes Committed against Palestinian Civilians; Complete Families Annihilated;
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 26th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,...
[Uruknet 108954 21-aug-2014 02:52 ECT] Gandhian struggle was never an option for Gaza
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - "Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? In Israeli prison, of course!" was the title of an article by Jo Ehrlich published in Mondoweiss.net on Dec 21, 2009. It was written almost exactly one year after Israel concluded...
[Uruknet 108953 21-aug-2014 02:05 ECT] Iran s elite Guards fighting in Iraq
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - - In early July, hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Kamal Shirkhani in Lavasan, a small town northeast of the Iranian capital Tehran. The crowd carried the coffin past posters which showed Shirkhani in...
[Uruknet 108952 21-aug-2014 01:46 ECT] Israeli Army Whistle-Blower Gets Arrested After Posting Israeli Troops Killed Gaza Civilians in Revenge on Facebook
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Former combat soldier and company sergeant of the Israeli army turned whistle-blower Eran Efrati, aged 28, was arrested by the Israeli authorities and questioned concerning his research regarding the use of illegal weapons in Gaza. On...
[Uruknet 108950 21-aug-2014 01:22 ECT] European Court of Human Rights Delivers Powerful Condemnation of US Torture Program and Poland s Role Hosting a CIA "Black Site"
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Last week there was some extremely important news for those of us who have spent many long years hoping to hold senior US officials - up to and including former President George W. Bush and former...
[Uruknet 108949 21-aug-2014 00:54 ECT] They can t all be terrorists
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -How many terrorists does Iraq have? Let s just look at Saturday.NINA reports Baghdad Operations Command declared they killed 5 today outside Baghdad and, okay, maybe. They re actually suspects. But let s pretend they were proven...
[Uruknet 108948 21-aug-2014 00:45 ECT] Christians United for Israel
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - If you google "Israel support", the second link that comes up points to Christians United for Israel (CUFI.org), a rightwing evangelical outfit that was founded by Gary Bauer, a long-time Republican Party operative who co-hosted a...
[Uruknet 108947 21-aug-2014 00:35 ECT] The End of Impunity
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -....Benyamin Netanyahu complains that the media show pictures of "telegenically dead" Palestinians. It s true; my timeline looks like a perverse beauty contest for dead babies and traumatised kids. There are the "before" shots: Essam Ammar, 4,...
[Uruknet 108946 20-aug-2014 23:34 ECT] Violent settler attacks against Palestinians have risen since the start of Operation Protective Edge
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Since the start of Operation Protective Edge there has been an increase in violent attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians. These attacks and the amount of impunity held by the perpetrators have created fear within Palestinian...
[Uruknet 108945 20-aug-2014 23:13 ECT] Gaza: When Mourning becomes Reawakening!
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -Do we know how to mourn the dead? Do we know how to laugh in grief and then all of a sudden cry with pain that s unbearable? Do we know the feel of the cold nozzle...
[Uruknet 108944 20-aug-2014 22:56 ECT] Obama Admits He Banned Only "Some" of the CIA s Torture Techniques
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Forgive the tongue-in-cheek, but it is almost as if the only person who reads and responds to my work on torture is President Obama. There was a cascade of coverage of the President s August 1...
[Uruknet 108943 20-aug-2014 19:53 ECT] Malak and Ahmed will remember this Eid forever
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - We were very excited for this year s Eid that my little brother and sister bought El-Eid clothes since the first week in Ramadan when the mad war was not there yet. They were waiting impatiently...
[Uruknet 108942 20-aug-2014 19:35 ECT] Despite police ban, hundreds of anti-war demonstrators march in Tel Aviv
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Saturday night s demonstration in Tel Aviv was by far the most successful one held against the current assault on Gaza. With all due respect to those who were arrested last night, neither their arrests nor...
[Uruknet 108941 20-aug-2014 19:21 ECT] Is the BBC trying to shore up support for Israel s assault on Gaza?
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Pro-Israeli broadcasters are finding it ever harder to defend Israel in the face of the large-scale massacres and destruction in Gaza, but the BBC is determined to do its best, sacrificing all claims to impartiality and...
[Uruknet 108940 20-aug-2014 18:54 ECT] "Concentrate" and "exterminate": Israel parliament deputy speaker s Gaza genocide plan
20 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 - Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Israel s parliament, has published a plan for the total destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza. His detailed plan, which calls for the use of concentration camps,...
[Uruknet 108939 20-aug-2014 02:15 ECT] 35% of the wounded in Gaza suffer disabilities
19 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -Over 35 percent of the wounded as a result of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip suffer from visual, hearing, or mobility impairments, the spokesman of the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday.He added that 55 percent...
[Uruknet 108938 20-aug-2014 01:22 ECT] Protective Edge and the re-evaluation of humanitarian concerns
19 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -Within a day following the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement replete with rhetoric embraced by Israeli allies. The statement s title, "Indiscriminate Palestinian rocket attacks", is followed by a brief...
[Uruknet 108937 19-aug-2014 18:55 ECT] Syria News - August 2, 2014
19 Aug 2014 - August 2, 2014 - By the end of Saturday, LCC were able to document 73 martyrs thus far including 15 children,6 women and 1 martyr under torture: 25 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 18 in Daraa; 13 in Idlib; 10...
[Uruknet 108936 19-aug-2014 18:34 ECT] Heinous Crimes against Humanity, On the 26th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Massacre in Rafah, Most Violent Since the Beginning of the Offensive; Rafah Isolated and Unprecedented War Crimes Committed
19 Aug 2014 - August 2, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 26th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,...
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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat
BBC 21 Aug 2014 - US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.
Israel kills top Hamas commanders
BBC 21 Aug 2014 - An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
Israeli Source: 90% Certainty IDF Assassinated Mohammed Deif
Tikun Olam 21 Aug 2014 - Al Dalou home after being bombed by U.S. SKU28 bunker buster bombs (Mohammed Abed/AFP) If you are an American citizen, tonight’s post may be even more disturbing than all my other distressing posts on this Gaza war.  Yesterday, I posted that the IDF attempted to assassinate...
Did inaction over Syria foment regional chaos?
BBC 21 Aug 2014 - Did inaction over Syria foment deeper regional crisis?
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
BBC 20 Aug 2014 - Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
Is anti-Semitism rising?
BBC 20 Aug 2014 - Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
Despite ravages of war, Gaza supports armed resistance to lift the siege
Mondoweiss 20 Aug 2014 - Dima and Kamal Qadan display bombs dropped onto their home by Israeli warplanes. (Photo: Dan Cohen) Hours before the latest ceasefire was set to expire last night, Israel resumed attacks on the Gaza Strip and Hamas again began to launch rockets. Both sides blamed each other...
No justice, no peace — in Gaza or Ferguson
Mondoweiss 20 Aug 2014 - Protester holding up a sign, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: AP/Charlie Riedel) In response to the masses of Americans protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson’s streets, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently pronounced , “If we are going to have justice, we must...
Anti-occupation activists in New York blast United Jewish Appeal for supporting attacks on Gaza
Mondoweiss 20 Aug 2014 - Jewish Voice for Peace members call for an end to the blockade of Gaza inside the UJA-Federation building in New York. (Photo: Jewish Voice for Peace NY/Facebook) Members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) gathered outside the offices of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies...
Jewish Voice for Peace stands in solidarity with the community of Ferguson, Missouri
Jewish Voice for Peace 20 Aug 2014 - In the days since the murder of Michael Brown, a young, unarmed African-American man who was shot and killed by a police officer, the eyes of the world have turned to the city of Ferguson. The community has risen up in the face of brutal repression...
‘Absolutely not!’ — Young Colorado Jews meet hostility when they try to talk to organizational leaders
Mondoweiss 20 Aug 2014 - Front Range JVP activists who tried to deliver the petition to the office of JEWISHcolorado pictured here after the action with the JEWISHcolorado sign and the signs they used during the action. As part of a coordinated set of actions by Jewish Voice for Peace chapters...
Salaita’s stellar teaching record exposes political motivation behind his firing
Mondoweiss 20 Aug 2014 - Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise (Photo: L. Brian Stauffer) We have learnt that at a recent orientation meeting with senior faculty, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise claimed that she fired Professor Steven Salaita in part because she was concerned about Dr. Salaita’s classroom teaching. This is...
JVP calls on Jewish community leaders to stand up for justice in Gaza
Jewish Voice for Peace 20 Aug 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Naomi Dann; 503-952-6205; naomi@jvp.org JEWS DEMAND LEADERSHIP TO END BLOCKADE OF GAZA Members of Jewish Voice for Peace call for Jewish leaders to stand up for Justice in Palestine, end to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine New York, NY (August 20, 2014)—A...
Gaza Ceasefire Collapses, Israel Fails in Fifth Attempt to Assassinate Mohammed Deif
Tikun Olam 20 Aug 2014 - Israel grasped an opportunity to assassinate  one of Hamas’ top military leaders, Mohammed Deif, last night and instead murdered his pregnant wife and daughter at the Al Dalou home.  A Palestinian Twitter user posted this: AlDalou Family house was targeted by 5 GBU28 bombs. The “Guided...
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Slaughter in Gaza: the lessons of history
Al-Akhbar Opinion 20 Aug 2014 - A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 20, 2014, shows rockets being fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza strip into Israel. (Photo: AFP-David Buimovitch) A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 20, 2014,...
Gaza: Occupation forces fail to assassinate Hamas commander Mohammed al-Daif
Al-Akhbar News 21 Aug 2014 - A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile as she attends a rally in support of the Hamas movement following Friday prayers, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 8, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Abbas Momani) A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile as she...
US expresses "concern" over Israel's targeting of the Abu Khudair family
Al-Akhbar News 21 Aug 2014 - The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens. On July 2, 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair was snatched from a street in annexed east...
Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas commanders in Gaza
Al-Akhbar News 21 Aug 2014 - Palestinian women from the al-Dalo family react at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on August 20, 2014, as victims were brought to the morgue to be prepared for burial after the al-Dalo home was destroyed the night before in an Israeli air strike on Gaza...
ISIS releases video showing hundreds of Yazidis converting to Islam
Al-Akhbar News 21 Aug 2014 - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a militant group that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq's Yazidis, has released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting them to Islam....
Fighting in Lybia's Benghazi kills at least five
Al-Akhbar News 21 Aug 2014 - Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists erupted in Libya's eastern Benghazi city on Wednesday, killing at least five people, medical and military sources said. Loud explosions and a war plane circling the port city could be heard in the evening in the...
Austria detains nine suspected jihadists
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - Nine people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said on Wednesday. "We don't have more details yet," a spokeswoman said. The Austria Press Agency (APA) had reported the nine people were being questioned...
Militants holding Lebanese soldiers up their demands as Qatar joins in negotiations for their release
Al-Akhbar Politics 20 Aug 2014 - Lebanese army men patrol the town of Ersal after a week long battle with Islamists. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) Lebanese army men patrol the town of Ersal after a week long battle with Islamists. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The Qataris have now intervened in negotiations with Syrian radical...
Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades: The Resistance imposed a new reality on the ground in Gaza
Al-Akhbar Politics 20 Aug 2014 - A member of the Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades prepares for combat. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) A member of the Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades prepares for combat. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, affiliated with the Fatah movement, did not stand idly by during the assault on Gaza....
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
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ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
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Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
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When We Stop To Really See Each Other
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Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
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Wallenberg Foundation Off The Hook in Argentina Libel Case
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation does not have to compensate the grandson of a World War II Argentine diplomat who the group accused of letting 100 Argentine Jews die in Nazi gas chambers. Click here for the rest of the article...
Photographer Who Documented Jewish Lower East Side, Dies at 98
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - Rebecca Lepkoff, a photographer who documented Jewish life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has died. Lepkoff, who grew up in a Jewish neighborhood there, died Sunday at 98. Click here for the rest of the article...
New York Woman Admits to Scamming More Than $180K from Jewish National Fund
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - A suburban New York woman admitted to stealing another person’s identity in order to scam more than $180,000 from the Jewish National Fund. Click here for the rest of the article...
CEO David Frankel to Leave Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - The Met Council is losing yet another CEO. David Frankel, who took over in the aftermath of the Willie Rapfogel scandal, will step down by the end of the year. Click here for the rest of the article...
Hamas Military Wing Claims Responsibility for Kidnap-Murder of 3 Israeli Teens
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - A senior Hamas official has claimed that the organization’s military wing was behind the kidnap-murder of the three Israeli boys found dead in June. Click here for the rest of the article...
Benjamin Netanyahu Says Gaza Operation May Be 'Continued Campaign'
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israel’s military campaign in Gaza may be an extended operation and he accused the territory’s Hamas rulers of using “savagery” against civilians just like Islamic State militants in Iraq. Click here for the rest of the article...
The Forward Remembers Leonard Fein
The Forward Editorial 20 Aug 2014 - EDITORIAL: The wide array of people mourning Leonard Fein is a testament to his unique talent: the ability to touch those with diametrically opposed political views. Click here for the rest of the article...
‘Righteous’ Medal Returned, But Drama of Saved Family Continues
The Forward New 21 Aug 2014 - Protesting the Gaza war, Dutchman Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Gentile medal to Israel, where the boy he saved still has family. How do they feel about Zanoli’s decision? Click here for the rest of the article...
Why Israel's Fight Against William Schabas May Be Off-Target
The Forward New 20 Aug 2014 - Personal attacks aimed at William Schabas, chair of the U.N. Gaza war crimes panel, are pouring in. But the real danger may lie not in his appointment but in the International Criminal Court. Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: Jordanian and Israeli Receive Jail Sentences for Spying
allAfrica.com 20 Aug 2014 - [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Supreme State Security Court sentenced on Wednesday a Jordanian national and an Israeli soldier to prison over espionage charges.
North Africa: Uesario Confirms Arab and African Participation in Upcoming Congress
allAfrica.com 20 Aug 2014 - [SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The Secretary General of the Union of Students of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro, Ahmed Abdi Lehbib, confirmed Tuesday the participation of Arab and African countries delegations in the II Congress, held August 23-25, in the wilaya of Awserd under the theme: "...
Egypt: Al-Azhar Gives Saudi King Honorary Doctorate
allAfrica.com 20 Aug 2014 - [Egypt Online]Al-Azhar has granted an international honorary doctorate to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
Kenya: Mohamed Upbeat As Iran, Kenya Ink MoU
allAfrica.com 20 Aug 2014 - [CAJ News]Nairobi -FOREIGN Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iran would increase local investments and widen the range of opportunities available to Kenyans.
South Africa: Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'Think of Them Always As Armed'
allAfrica.com 19 Aug 2014 - [SACSIS]In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to external and evil manipulation, but the people as a whole. Once this point...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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...
Stop U.S Repression of African Americans in Ferguson
Global BDS 20 Aug 2014 - Palestinians Express Deep Solidarity with U.S. Minorities’ Struggle for Justice, Equality and Dignity   “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”–Martin Luther King, Jr. Occupied Palestine, 20 August 2014 — On behalf of Palestinians everywhere, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) expresses its deep solidarity...
Israeli ship is blocked from unloading in Oakland for four straight days
Global BDS 19 Aug 2014 - San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel from Israel’s largest shipping company to unload in the Oakland Port for four consecutive mornings. On Tuesday, 19 August, at 6:45am, activists declared yet another victory against the Zim Line, which has been  trying to make...
Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce, as European boycotts surge
Global BDS 19 Aug 2014 - Major Israeli food exporters are facing an unprecedented wave of cancelations in orders from Europe as a result of Israel’s  most recent massacre  of Palestinians in  Gaza . SuperValu, the biggest food distributor in Ireland, told  the Irish media  last week that it has withdrawn Israeli products...
On Gaza and global rage
Global BDS 19 Aug 2014 - Palestinian efforts to encourage a boycott of Israel, modeled on the South African anti-apartheid global campaign, is gaining momentum as a democratic movement On 9 August, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide took to the streets in response to a call from Palestinian civil society in...
Gas Chambers, Chemical Warfare, Blindings, Mass Bombing and Shelling Civilians — Where do you Draw the Line?
Sabbah report 21 Aug 2014 - Dear U.S. Supporters of Israel in Gaza, If you believed that the IDF could destroy Hamas by employing portable gas chambers or chemical weapons to publicly Gazan civilians, would you favor doing so? The post: Gas Chambers, Chemical Warfare, Blindings, Mass Bombing and Shelling Civilians —...
What would Israel do in Hamas’ shoes?
Sabbah report 21 Aug 2014 - What would Hamas benefit if it succeeded to kill the prime minister or the chief of staff? Wouldn't we have found substitutes? Would Israel have renounced its leadership? Bowed its head to its leaders' assassins? Would Israel have hastened to build them a deep-water seaport and...
Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #12)
Sabbah report 21 Aug 2014 - UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. The post: Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #12) appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Why #GazaUnderAttack ceasefire talks collapsed?
Sabbah report 21 Aug 2014 - Rogue terror states operate this way. Israel is one of the worst. It's a democracy in name only. It treats Palestinians like subhumans. It considers its Arab citizens fifth column threats. The post: Why #GazaUnderAttack ceasefire talks collapsed? appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up...
And Then, There is Israel
Sabbah report 21 Aug 2014 - Israel shows little regard for International Law and yet insists on being blessed and excused by the world. The post: And Then, There is Israel appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
AVAAZ spreads Tutu’s message to divest from Israel and free Palestine
Sabbah report 21 Aug 2014 - It's a tremendous thing for us to once again stand alongside Archbishop Tutu in standing up for justice, but out of a love for all people that refuses to fall victim to the fear and ignorance that is our universal enemy. The post: AVAAZ spreads Tutu’s...
Jewish Voice for Peace Congressional Briefing
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Aug 2014 - Below are videos from Jewish Voice for Peace's first-ever congressional briefing. The briefing took place on Capitol Hill on June 24th, 2014. If you'd like to support the critical work of Jewish Voice for Peace, please click here . Post Peace Talks: What's Next for Israel and...
Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Aug 2014 - O n May 21, 2014, the US Campaign and a diverse group of organizations held a congressional briefing to raise awareness about Israel's discriminatio n against U.S. citizens. Below are the testimonies from the briefing. Yousef Munayyer - Part 1 Sandra Tamari - Part 2 Donna...
10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! July 9 We Divest Day of Action
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Aug 2014 - Mark your calendars! The We Divest Campaign has called for a national day of action on July 9, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling declaring Israel's wall on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal. Below are materials to...
12 States Participate in Free Cone Day!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Aug 2014 - The following report back is by Mark Hage of member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel . The second annual Free Cone Day leafleting action at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on Tuesday, April 8, organized by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org),...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Aug 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Aug 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
  Ma'an News
 
Official: 22 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Renewed Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed 22 Palestinians since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said Wednesday. The deaths brought the total Palestinian death toll in six weeks of Israeli bombardment to...
Hamas: Israeli airstrike killed wife, child of Qassam chief
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes killed the wife and child of Hamas' military chief in Gaza overnight, exiled leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said early Wednesday."The Israeli occupation took rockets fired from Gaza as a pretext to target a...
2 dead in Deir al-Balah airstrike, 8 injured in strikes across Gaza
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike on Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Gaza medical authorities identified the dead as Muhammad Imad al-Abit, 16, and Saher al-Abit, 11. Six Palestinians were also...
Hamas: Israel violated truce after false claim 3 rockets were fired
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Hamas spokesman on Wednesday accused Israel of having violated the temporary ceasefire on Tuesday, saying that Israel had failed to offer a serious partner for peace in ongoing negotiations in Cairo. Hamas spokesman Moussa Abu Marzouq told...
Israel extends detention of 102 Palestinians
8/20/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said Tuesday that Israel had extended the detention of over 100 Palestinian detainees from the occupied West Bank. Israeli courts in Ofer, Betah Tikfa, Ashkelon, and Jerusalem extended the detention of 102...
Israel demolishes 4 Palestinian homes near Nablus
8/20/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished four Palestinian homes in the Nablus village of Aqraba, a Palestinian official said. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that a large group of...
Israeli troops storm Nablus-area village, interrogate locals
8/20/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) - Israeli troops stormed Burin village near Nablus in the northern West Bank overnight Tuesday and ransacked dozens of Palestinian homes to warn locals of any attacks on settler houses near the village. Palestinian security sources told Ma'...
Israeli forces deliver 'deportation order' to PFLP lawmaker
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided the house of a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine lawmaker early Wednesday and delivered an order demanding that she leave Ramallah. Khalida Jarrar told Ma'an that dozens of soldiers raided her...
Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza City
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said an unidentified Palestinian was killed by Israeli strikes on western Gaza City on Wednesday. The man's body was taken to al-Shifa hospital. [END...
Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained in Zaytoun strike
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man succumbed to wounds sustained in an Israeli strike on the al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City on Wednesday, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said. The man was identified as Sami Hasan Ayyad. [END...
2-year-old killed in new Israeli shelling on Zaytoun neighborhood
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A two-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in Israeli shelling on the al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City Wednesday, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement. Al-Qidra said Nour Muhammad Abu Hasirah was killed in shelling near...
Israel demolishes Bedouin steel structures near Ramallah
8/20/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished steel structures belonging to the Palestinian Bedouin community east of Ramallah on Wednesday, locals said. Israeli forces destroyed four steel structures, usually used for housing, near the village of al-Taybeh and another three structures in...
Israeli airstrike hits Rafah crossing, injuring 4
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike targeted the Rafah crossing with Egypt on Wednesday, causing injuries and damages, the director of Gaza border crossings said. Four Palestinians, two of them children, were injured when Israeli missiles hit the crossing'...
Hamas armed wing says missiles targeted central Israel, airport
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas' armed wing said Tuesday that its missiles targeted Israel's Ben Gurion international airport as well as cities across southern Israel. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. [END...
Explosions heard in Jerusalem area after rocket warning sirens
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Explosions were heard in the Jerusalem area late Tuesday as Palestinian militants fired rockets toward sites across southern Israel following deadly airstrikes. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. [END...
Witnesses: Gaza rockets hit Israeli settlement near Ramallah
8/20/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Four rockets fired from Gaza late Tuesday hit an illegal Israeli settlement west of Ramallah, causing a fire, witnesses told Ma'an. Witnesses said a rocket landed in the settlement of Modiin Illit, and that Israeli ambulances...
Hamas says military chief alive, calling shots in Gaza war
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Hamas said on Wednesday its military commander Muhammad Deif was alive and still calling the shots in the ongoing war with Israel in and around Gaza."The head of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades Abu Khaled is still alive and...
Qassam says missiles fired at Ashdod natural gas center
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Hamas military wing announced on Wednesday that its fighters fired two missiles at an Israeli natural gas reception station in Ashdod, a city along the coast about halfway between Tel Aviv and northern Gaza. The group...
Hamas military spokesman warns airlines not to land in Tel Aviv
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas military spokesman Abu Ubaida on Wednesday warned international airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv's airport. During a televised speech, Abu Ubaida warned airlines not to land at Ben Gurion from 6 a. m. on...
Israeli minister says Hamas leader Deif 'deserves to die'
8/20/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- An Israeli cabinet minister on Wednesday justified an airstrike on Gaza that killed the wife and child of Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif, saying he was a legitimate target." Mohammed Deif deserves to die just like (the late al-Qaeda leader...
Hamas armed wing calls for negotiations delegation to leave Cairo
8/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas spokesman Abu Ubaida said in a televised speech on Wednesday that Israel had "failed" in its assault on Gaza and called upon the Palestinian negotiating delegation in Cairo to return home. The speech comes after Israeli...
Israel alters Jerusalem street name to avoid Hamas association
8/20/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli municipality authorities in East Jerusalem recently changed the name of a street named after a companion of the Prophet Muhammad because it is shared with a Hamas spokesman, locals told Ma'an Tuesday. Palestinian residents in...
PLO condemns forcible deportation of Palestinian MP by Israel
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday condemned the Israeli order to exile Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar from her home in Ramallah, as further details emerged of deportation order she received in a pre-dawn raid earlier in...
Palestinian injured after being hit by settler car south of Nablus
8/20/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was injured after being hit by a vehicle driven by an Israeli settler south of Nablus on Wednesday. [END...
Report: PM orders Israeli delegation to leave Cairo as talks collapse
8/20/2014 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- Israel's delegation to ceasefire talks in Cairo left Tuesday after negotiations collapsed, Israeli news reports said. [END...
Netanyahu: Gaza war harshest blow to Hamas since group's founding
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that the Gaza war had been the harshest blow to Hamas since its founding." I'm not opposed to a massive military operation in the Gaza, however, (Defense Minister...
Palestinian Druze poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75
8/20/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Samih al-Qasim, a Palestinian Druze poet known across the Arab world for his nationalist writing, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said. He was 75. Qasim died in Safed hospital in northern Israel after suffering...
Analysis: Breaking the Gaza stalemate
8/21/2014 - By John V. Whitbeck - After the breakdown in the six-day "pause" to permit negotiations on a long-term Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire and the resumption of Israel's onslaught against the caged people of Gaza, concerned people everywhere are wondering how the conflicting demands...
Jordan tourism board launches live chat feature in Mideast
8/20/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Jordan's Tourism Board announced the launch of its Virtual Visitor Center and Online Chat feature this week. The introduction of these features -- the first of their kind in the Middle East -- represents a large step in...
IS claims beheading of US journalist
8/20/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The Islamic State militant group posted a video showing the apparent execution of American journalist James Foley and threatened to kill a second reporter unless the United States halts air strikes in Iraq. The video released by the Wahhabi group...
British PM breaks holiday after apparent US journalist execution
8/20/2014 - LONDON (AFP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron broke off his holiday for meetings Wednesday on the threat posed by Islamic State militants following the "shocking and depraved" apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley. Cameron was returning to his Downing Street office...
  The Guardian
 
Hamas leaders die in wave of Israeli strikes on Gaza
21 Aug 2014 - Militants announce death of three senior commanders after Netanyahu foreshadows struggle against terror lasting years Three of Hamass most senior military commanders have been...
Diaspora dissent against Israel's occupation is vital  and risky | Antony Loewenstein
20 Aug 2014 - In the global Jewish diaspora, dissent against Israel is a relatively new phenomenon. Because links to family, religion and community are so strong, criticism...
Air strikes again batter Gaza as peace negotiations collapse
20 Aug 2014 - Binyamin Netanyahu compares Hamas to Isis, following a strike which killed the wife and son of Hamas's military wing chief Israel and Palestinian militants...
Can The Honourable Woman teach us anything about the Gaza conflict?
20 Aug 2014 - The BBC's slick Middle East drama gives us spies, assassins and deception on all sides particularly from the CIA and MI6. But is any...
Hundreds turn out for Gaza funeral of Hamas military chief's wife and son
20 Aug 2014 - Fate of Mohammed Deif unknown after family killed in Israeli air strike, as conflict resumes after breakdown of peace talks Hundreds of Palestinians turned...
Hamas leader's wife and child reported killed as Gaza war resumes
20 Aug 2014 - Israel targets Hamas-affiliated TV station as Hamas claims air strike was attempted assassination of Mohammed Deif The conflict in Gaza has flared up with...
Gazans come to terms with the scars of war in pictures
20 Aug 2014 - Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Here,...
Supreme court bans pro-Palestine protest at Sydney's Israeli film festival
20 Aug 2014 - Rally organisers say they are not sure sure what their next move will be but we are not going to be silenced by this...
Israel and Hamas blame each other as rockets and air strikes end Gaza truce
19 Aug 2014 - Israel says air strikes are in response to rocket attacks but Hamas claims raids are bid to sabotage Cairo negotiations Israeli negotiators withdrew from...
George Galloway interviewed by police over Bradford 'Israel-free zone' speech
19 Aug 2014 - Respect MP's comments and visit by Israeli ambassador cause Muslim leader to accuse both of creating disharmony in the city Respect MP George Galloway...
  Daily Star
 
Israeli strike on funeral in Gaza city kills 4: medics
21 Aug 2014 Israeli strike on funeral in Gaza city kills 4: medics
Call for general strike sees only partial success
21 Aug 2014 Thursday's general strike called by the Union Coordination Committee has slowed down, but not shuttered, government operations across Lebanon.
Reformist journalist freed on bail in Iran
21 Aug 2014 An Iranian journalist who covered parliament for pro-reform media has been released on bail almost three months after being detained, her lawyer said on Thursday.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
In rare ruling, wife of comatose man granted a rabbinic divorce
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Dismissing criticism over Gaza policies, Netanyahu tells ministers: talk less
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Israelis in south are taking cover but not fleeing
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Who is Mohammed Deif?
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Arabs planning to join Jewish town face backlash over son's pro-Palestine post
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Israel's potential new judges include candidates for nepotism
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Pro-Tel Aviv Shabbat closure group: MK Sheetrit has conflict of interest due to wife’s firm
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
The intolerable ease of being nasty on social media
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Knesset Ethics Committee to probe Arab lawmakers' trip to Qatar
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Five Israelis charged with organ trafficking
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Parents paying more for children’s education
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
No tombstone on fallen soldier’s grave
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Missing U.S.-Israeli soldier found dead, army says
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Foreign students not deterred by Israel's security situation
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Zahhar: Hamas is a national liberation movement
Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahhar refuted Benjamin Netanyahu's attempt to make a comparison between his Movement and other regional groups, highlighting that Hamas is a national resistance movement.
Al-Qassam Brigades: Truce-talks over, either we win or die
Al-Qassam Brigades warned international airlines against flying into Ben Gurion airport starting from 6 a.m. on Thursday, declaring the ceasefire talks are over.
Israeli jailers storm Hadarim jail, intimidate Palestinian prisoners
Special Israeli units, escorted by large numbers of policemen, stormed prison sections at Hadarim jail and launched a large-scale search campaign against Palestinian political prisoners.
Palestinian factions slam deportation order against MP Jarrar
Palestinian factions strongly condemned Israeli deportation order against female deputy Khalida Jarrar from Ramallah to Jericho.
Scores of civilians killed and wounded in Israeli deadly air raid on Rafah
The Israeli occupation army at dawn Thursday massacred and wounded dozens of civilians, mostly children and women, in an aerial attack on a densely-populated area in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.
Thousands flock in Gaza for funeral of Hamas leader’s wife and baby son
Thousands of Palestinians poured on to Gaza streets on Wednesday to bury the wife and baby son of al-Qassam commander in chief Muhammad Deif.
B’Tselem: Demolition of Palestinian homes “illegitimateâ€
The recurrent demolition procedures carried out by the Israeli occupation troops against Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank are illegitimate, B’Tselem organization said.
Hamas is not a monster, it is a legitimate national liberation movement
The Judeo-Nazi propaganda machine has been trying rather rabidly to demonize Hamas. Irate Israeli officials used every conceivable offensive epithet in the dictionary to besmirch Hamas's image.
Hamas: Israel re-imposed war on us
Hamas Movement said that Israel has re-imposed war on the Palestinians after failure of Cairo talks to reach a durable truce agreement.
Qassam rockets target Israeli offshore gas rig
Two Qassam rockets were fired at an Israeli offshore natural gas rig at noon Wednesday, the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, announced.
  IRIN
 
Egypt’s rural poor watching Sisi’s policies
CAIRO 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Two months since Egypt elected a new President, the rural poor are still waiting to find out if grand plans will become reality >
  Aljazeera
 
Israel vows to continue bombing Gaza
08/21/2014 - Prime Minister says he will continue to operate with "firmness" as Hamas commanders are killed in renewed offensive.
US forces 'tried and failed to rescue Foley'
08/21/2014 - Obama authorised a secret mission to free slain journalist and other Americans but they were not found, officials say.
'World is watching' troubled US suburb
08/20/2014 - Top US law official visits Ferguson protesters as dwindling numbers of demonstrators demand justice for teen's killing.
General behind Thailand coup named PM
08/21/2014 - Prayuth Chan-ocha voted into power by army-run legislature three months after he overthrew government.
Ukraine army pushes into rebel-held territory
08/21/2014 - At least 52 people killed, and more wounded, as troops fight their way into cities held by rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Indonesia court set to rule on poll challenge
08/21/2014 - Police fire tear gas to break up rally by supporters of the ex-general who lost last month's presidential vote.
Liberian police open fire on Ebola protesters
08/20/2014 - Clashes break out when security forces quarantine neighbourhood and blockade it with tables, chairs and barbed wire.
Brazil's Socialists name Silva as candidate
08/21/2014 - Environmentalist enters presidential race after previous candidate Eduardo Campos dies in plane crash.
  New York Times
 
Israeli Strike in Gaza Strip Kills 3 Top Hamas Commanders
21 Aug 2014 - The strike early Thursday was the most significant blow to the armed wing of Hamas’s leadership since Israel’s Gaza operation began six weeks ago.
From Missouri to Syria, Journalists Are Becoming Targets
21 Aug 2014 - Reporters, editors and those who monitor the freedom of the press describe a harsh environment for reporters, in the United States and abroad.
Iran: Minister Seen as Pro-Western Is Ousted in Rebuke to the President
21 Aug 2014 - Parliament dismissed Iran’s science minister on Wednesday over his supposed support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
Gaza Cost Far Exceeds Estimate, Official Says
20 Aug 2014 - Hundreds of thousands more Gazans have been displaced than the United Nations thought was possible in an emergency, a Unicef official said.
ISIS Pressed for Ransom Before Killing Journalist
20 Aug 2014 - The militants pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, a journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes, sources say.
Obama, ‘Appalled’ by Beheading, Will Continue Airstrikes
20 Aug 2014 - President Obama said the beheading of an American journalist by militants in Syria “shocked the conscience” of the world, but vowed that America would not alter its strategy in Iraq.
In Raid to Save Foley and Other Hostages, U.S. Found None
20 Aug 2014 - A Special Operations team failed to rescue the journalist James Foley and other Americans held in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer.
After Strike on Family, Fate of Hamas Commander Is Unknown
20 Aug 2014 - The chief, Muhammad Deif, lost one of his wives and a baby son in Tuesday’s bombing of a house in Gaza City.
Leaders Express Outrage as Britain Tries to Identify Beheaded Journalist’s Killer
20 Aug 2014 - President Obama and other world leaders expressed anger at the beheading of James Foley by ISIS, which released a video, as Britain investigated if the killer in the video was a British citizen.
Op-Ed Contributor: Deborah E. Lipstadt on the Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe
20 Aug 2014 - Europe isn’t on the cusp of another Holocaust. But the situation is still pretty bad.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Real Middle East Crisis Is Economic
20 Aug 2014 - The region’s economic isolation is fueling political instability and violence.
ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley
19 Aug 2014 - The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.
Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson
19 Aug 2014 - Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.
Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire
19 Aug 2014 - Three rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire, drawing Israeli retaliation and prompting Israel to recall its delegation from talks aimed at ending the latest conflict.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Rockets pound South after Hamas vows revenge; 1 injured as mortar hits Eshkol building
21 Aug 2014 - "Israel will pay a heavy price for the assassination of senior commanders," Hamas vows; one moderately hurt as projectile hits building.
Ya'alon: IDF will continue to strike Hamas leaders at any time and place
21 Aug 2014 - Defense Minister and prime minister praise killing of senior Hamas commanders as "great operational and intelligence achievement"; Netanyahu: Operation will continue until quiet restored.
MK calls on PM to destroy homes of Jews who murdered Arab teen
21 Aug 2014 - MK Taleb Abu Arar calls on PM “to immediately demolish the homes of the criminal murderers that killed Abu Khdeir.”
From Hillary to Shimon: Two states is no solution
21 Aug 2014 - There is now widespread recognition that it would be the height of recklessness for Israel to surrender land in the strategic hills of Judea and Samaria.
Israel kills two Hamas senior military commanders in air strike
21 Aug 2014 - Muhammad Abu Smalla and Ra'ad Atar were both involved in 2006 Scahlit kidnapping; Smalla described as most senior Hamas leader in southern Gaza.
Protesters unfurl massive Palestinian flag from Brooklyn Bridge
21 Aug 2014 - Demonstrators marched from Brooklyn to NYPD headquarters in downtown Manhattan to protest Israel's Gaza operation.
Analysis: ‘Non-kosher’ Islamists and ‘kosher’ ones
21 Aug 2014 - Some in the international community will want to differentiate between the bad evil folks, such as Islamic State and the good evil folks: Hamas.
US conducted ground operation in Syria, failed to rescue Islamic State hostages
21 Aug 2014 - Mission focused on particular network within ISIL, was not successful because hostages were not present at targeted location, says Pentagon; US "never intended to disclose" Syria operation.
Amid Hamas threats, it's business as usual for Israel's airport
21 Aug 2014 - IDF strikes 20 targets overnight, spokesperson says; Palestinians report multiple deaths, injuries as conflict continues.
Amman asks Security Council members to pass cease-fire resolution
20 Aug 2014 - Latest version of draft resolution authored by Jordan calls for an end to the blockade and “intensified international arrangements to prevent arms and ammunition smuggling.”
Anti-Semitic expression in France no longer in hiding, says Jewish communal leader
20 Aug 2014 - Joel Mergui: Haters are not afraid of the police or prison; "the jihadism we’re seeing today is modern-day Nazism"
Israel leaders in birth rate, but poverty major challenge
20 Aug 2014 - Report on developed countries finds mothers have average of three kids, 1 in 3 children living in sub-standard conditions.
Hit on Deif aimed at reasserting deterrence
20 Aug 2014 - Former navy chief says keeping senior terrorists on the run forces them to go on the defensive, spend less time trying to murder Israeli civilians; head of Hamas's military wing can be replaced, security expert says.
The world’s problem with Israel
20 Aug 2014 - The entire world agrees that there is a universal absolute, an external moral standard to which all people are accountable.
Netanyahu warns ministers: Lend a hand, talk less
20 Aug 2014 - Even Meretz and Hadash would ultimately try to break Hamas, Liberman says; comments come day after security cabinet ministers were very vocal in interviews, speeches.
Media comment: The Public Broadcasting Corporation
20 Aug 2014 - Here in Israel, the IBA will stop existing in April, 2015, it will be replaced by a new entity, the Public Broadcasting Corporation.
Time for tolerance
20 Aug 2014 - Exacerbating the problem has been the ongoing attitude of Balad party leaders and other Palestinian nationalists.
Washington watch: Cease-fire needed on another front
20 Aug 2014 - As US-Israel relations plummet, there is a growing feeling in both capitals that Netanyahu goes out of his way to damage the relationship.
Lights, camera, Kotel
20 Aug 2014 - Jerusalem Film Workshop program has students split into groups at their arrival and tasked with making a variety of short films.
In first, Hamas official takes credit for kidnap and murder of Israeli teens
20 Aug 2014 - Salah al-Aruri praises "heroic action" of Kassam Brigades; Hamas had previously denied kidnapping Fraenkel, Shaer and Yifrah.
In step with the ‘Modern Times’
20 Aug 2014 - France-based Israeli jazz pianist Yonathan Avishai is in town to show just how far he has taken his craft.
Reflexive warrior
20 Aug 2014 - Although he was not killed in action, Cpl. David Gordon is, in fact, the 65th IDF fatality of the current conflict.
Netanyahu: Hamas leaders are legitimate targets, no one is invincible
20 Aug 2014 - PM says that Operation Protective Edge is not over; does not confirm or deny reports that Israel attempted to kill Hamas military leader Muhammad Deif; says Hamas and ISIS are "branches of the same tree."
Obama calls Islamic State a 'cancer' after graphic threat
20 Aug 2014 - Harshest words yet from US president after Islamic State beheads American journalist James Foley on camera, threatening another execution if air strikes continue.
  YNet News
 
Two rockets land near community in Sdot Negev Regional Council
21 Aug 2014 - ....
Code Red alert sounds in Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon Regional Council
21 Aug 2014 - ....
Six rockets explode in Eshkol Regional Council, no injuries
21 Aug 2014 - ....
Code Red alert sounds in Kfar Aza in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council
21 Aug 2014 - ....
Netanyahu: Killed Hamas seniors were planning lethal terror attacks
21 Aug 2014 - ....
Post-mortem testimony against Hamas
20 Aug 2014 - NY court accepts interview testimony of terror survivor as evidence in trial against Arab Bank that may have knowingly given services to Hamas. ....
Scrabble now includes fun Yiddish words
20 Aug 2014 - Feel free to use 'schmutz,' 'tuchas' and other terms thanks to a change to Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players’ Dictionary. ....
From Manipur to Kfar Hassidim: A lost tribe makes Aliyah
20 Aug 2014 - VIDEO: They believe they are descendants of a lost tribe of Israel that was exiled by the Assyrians nearly 3,000 years ago; now the Bnei Menashe, who maintained their traditions and never ceased to yearn for Israel, are coming, despite Rabbinate’s demand they undergo conversion. ....
Hamas is not a terror organization, but a state in the making
20 Aug 2014 - Op-ed: Whether we like it or not, Hamas is slowly but surely establishing itself with a disciplined army of paid soldiers, an education system saturated with incitement, and state institutions. And it has an unequivocal ideology that refuses to go away, just like the Jewish settlement of 1947. ....
Opposition Chairman Herzog: Netanyahu putting politics above security
20 Aug 2014 - Opposition leader slams Netanyahu, saying government unable to offer public solutions; warns Netanyahu's talks with Hamas have made group stronger, give Israelis little to hope for in terms of long-lasting calm. ....
Hamas admits to kidnapping three Israeli teens
20 Aug 2014 - Two months after Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah were murdered near Hebron, top Hamas official admits groups' operatives behind 'heroic' kidnap, murder of teens. ....
Gaza rocket fire hits new heights: 168 launched in one day
20 Aug 2014 - Overcoming previous record of 154 rockets during last operation, Gaza militants launch more than 150 rocket at Israel since last midnight; IDF recalls 2,000 reservists from leave; 60 targets attacked in Strip. ....
Hamas: Mohammed Deif wasn't killed or injured in IDF attack
20 Aug 2014 - Israeli source tells Fox IAF did kill the shadowy commander of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who survived at least five Israeli assassination attempts, was apparently killed in attack on Gaza City on Tuesday together with his wife and infant son. ....
Israel must make a decision on Gaza
20 Aug 2014 - There is a range of options for Israel to end the conflict in Gaza, and the government now needs to examine the alternatives, and make a decision. ....
Police questions British MP who declared Bradford 'Israel-free zone'
20 Aug 2014 - George Galloway, who called on constituents to boycott Israeli goods, services, academics and tourists, was questioned voluntarily, the BBC reports. ....
Islamic State says beheaded US journalist, holds another
19 Aug 2014 - James Foley went missing in Syria in 2012; video of murder entitled 'A Message To America' posted on social media sites; White House: Authenticity of video not verified. ....
Following new rocket strikes, Israel has a clear message for Hamas
19 Aug 2014 - By recalling the delegation to Cairo and striking targets in Gaza, Israel is telling Hamas: no talks under fire, and no war of attrition. ....
 

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