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PLO and Hamas Sign Reconciliation Agreement
Representatives of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas agreed to form a government of national unity, and have called for general elections within five to six weeks, officials said early Wednesday. ...
Cooperative Agreements Signed between Palestine and Jordan
Several agreements to enhance mutual cooperation between Palestine and Jordan were signed, Wednesday, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah. ...
Clinton Denounces Settlement Expansion Amidst Ongoing Violence in West Bank
Obama administration "infuriated" Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed dissent with the state of Israel for announcing what she deemed a "counter-productive" and "provocative" expansion of illegal settlements in the midst of a highly sensitive UN melee over the crisis in the Middle East. ...
Palestinians in Israel Condemn Plan to Recruit Christians
Thousands of army deserters detained every year Several Israeli-based organizations, on Wednesday, condemned a new campaign to recruit Palestinian Christian citizens of the country to serve in the military. ...
Soldiers Kidnap 14 Palestinians In West Bank
[Wednesday at Dawn, April 23, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into dozens of homes and searched them, kidnapping at least 14 Palestinians. ...
Israel Rejects Abbas' Conditions for Extending Talks
President Mahmoud Abbas said, Tuesday, that he would extend faltering peace talks with Israel only if it agreed to conditions, including a settlement freeze, which it promptly rejected. ...
Al-Arabi: “UN Secretary Council Adopts Double Standards when Dealing with Israel”
Violence continues in West Bank Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi said, Tuesday, the UN Secretary Council adopts double standards when handling resolutions involving Israel. ...
Israel to Hand Muslim Holy Site To Vatican
Israeli government represented by Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to transfer the sovereignty over the Maqam of the Prophet Dawud from occupied Jerusalem to the Vatican, during the Pope’s visit to the holy land in the end of May, according to a Jewish organization. ...
US Warns: Dissolution of PA Would Have 'Grave Implications'
The US warned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority, and described it as an "extreme step" which could fundamentally alter relations between Washington and Ramallah. ...
Fateh Movement: “No Peace Talks Unless Based On International Legitimacy”
[Monday Evening, April 22, 2014] Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, headed a meeting of the Central Committee of his Fateh Movement at the presidential headquarter, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and said the Palestinians cannot extend talks with Tel Aviv unless they are based on solid and clear foundations. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
U.S.: New Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violence
Israel calls off scheduled meeting with Palestinian team after unity deal between Fatah and Hamas; Israeli security cabinet to meet on deal Thursday; Abbas: pact does not contradict peace.
Rockets hit southern Israel after IDF strikes Gaza Strip
'Counter-terrorism operation' against militants known to be involved in launching rockets at Israel, say Shin Bet security services; 12 civilians reportedly wounded.
Tony Blair just endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu's worldview
In his latest speech, the former British prime minister brands Israel as a central player in the Western alliance facing off with Islamic extremism.
Spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller will help Israelis defy disasters
Celerity telepathy expert Uri Geller is the beaming new face of Israeli disaster-readiness.
Peace talks or not, both Abbas and Hamas need the PA
Besides being a national asset, the Palestinian Authority is the pipeline for international aid.
Israel: Abbas' conditions for extending talks show 'he's not interested in peace'
No breakthrough after five hours of talks between Livni and Erekat; Abbas: Talks can be extended, but only on condition prisoners released and borders set.
IDF to send 'voluntary draft notices' to Christian Arabs
The policy aims to increase enlistments by members of the community, who are not required to serve in the Israeli army.
After foiling Hezbollah plot, Thailand increases security around Israeli hotspots
Despite heightened alert levels in Bangkok and elsewhere, authorities deny there may be more operatives at large.
Abbas: 'Preparations' for peace talks can continue even after April 29 deadline
Palestinian President tells Israeli journalists that Jerusalem must demonstrate 'serious intention' to realizing two-state solution, and to discussion of borders and prisoner release.
Lieberman: No chance Bennett's party will leave coalition
Foreign Minister says threats by Habayit Hayehudi head to quit if Israeli Arab prisoners are freed should 'not be taken seriously.' On peace talks, Lieberman says 'ball is in Palestinian court.'
Ukraine's leading presidential candidate visited Israel in secret, asked for public support
Petro Poroshenko asked Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to publicly support his country’s territorial integrity.
In shadow of stalled peace talks, Hamas and Fatah nearing reconciliation
Egyptian reports indicate that 'real progress' was made in meeting between the rival groups on Sunday.
Israel to U.S.: We'll ease stance on Palestinian-Americans, if we join visa waiver program
A working group on the issue is set to meet in July.
Jordan: Israel's actions on Temple Mount violate peace treaty
After violent clashes in Jerusalem holy site, Jordan's Foreign Ministry summons Israeli ambassador to protest 'Israeli violations.'
U.S. warns Abbas: Dissolving PA would jeopardize our relationship
Israeli official predicts Abbas is 'serious about taking drastic measures' due to intractable peace talks; Netanyahu: Palestinians should make up their mind what they want.
U.S. Supreme Court to review Jerusalem birthplace law
A 2002 law designed to allow U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace has not been enforced by the State Department.
Abbas expected to send message of condolence for Holocaust victims
Palestinian leader to publish statement on Holocaust Memorial Day, says former World Jewish Congress vice president.
Hamas, Fatah to meet for Palestinian reconciliation talks
Hamas announces release of six imprisoned Fatah members in advance of the scheduled talks.
Sderot hit as Gaza rocket salvo hits Israel
IDF responds to firing of seven rockets into southern Israel; no injuries reported.
The military program that refuses to abandon IDF deserters
Some 10,000 soldiers were jailed for going AWOL from the IDF in 2013. The return-to-service program wants to get them back in step with the army.
Journalists: Only Israeli Arabs prosecuted for going to enemy countries
Israeli journalist Itai Anghel says that unlike Majd Kayyal, he didn't get into trouble for visiting countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
PCHR Follows up with Deep Concern Sentence Issued by Military Court in Gaza against 12 Persons on Charges of “Underminin...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Israeli forces shoot tear gas into houses in Awarta village
4/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Nablus Team, Awarta, Occupied Palestine - On the 20th of April, five Israeli jeeps entered the village of Awarta. The Israeli forces broke into four houses and shot several tear gas and stun grenades inside the houses, leaving several families with no other...
Khan-al-Luban: Israeli army attack
4/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Nablus Team, Khan al-Luban, Occupied Palestine - On Monday 21 April 2014 two International Women's Peace Service [IWPS] volunteers were playing uno [a card game] outside with two children of the Abu Jamal family in Khan al-Luban, close to the Nablus-Ramallah road. Their...
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[Uruknet 104645 05-feb-2014 00:02 ECT] The Constant Presence of U.S. Drones in the Sky Traumatize and Ruin Lives on the Ground
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Nabila s drawings are like any other nine-year-old s. A house rests besides a winding path, a winding path on which wander two stick figures. Tall trees, rising against the back drop of majestic hills. Clouds...
[Uruknet 104643 04-feb-2014 18:16 ECT] Palestinian family struggles to survive after repeated home demolitions
4 Feb 2014 - February 3, 2014 - "Watch out! The bulldozers and the jeeps are coming."Shirin Salamein heard the warning from one of her neighbors as she finished milking her sheep and goats close to her home. She lives in the village of...
[Uruknet 104642 04-feb-2014 18:12 ECT] Settlers uproot more than 1,000 olive saplings near Ramallah
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -- Jewish settlers on Sunday vandalized private Palestinian agricultural lands north of Ramallah and uprooted more than 1000 olive trees and newly planted saplings, a Palestinian official said.Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlement-related activities...
[Uruknet 104641 04-feb-2014 18:00 ECT] PCHR and IDMC Issue Report on Israeli Violations in Access Restricted Areas
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - On 01 February 2014, the report "Under Fire" issued by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) was launched in London. The report addresses the Israeli violations in Access...
[Uruknet 104640 04-feb-2014 17:53 ECT] Syria News - February 2, 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -- By the end of Sunday the Coordination Committees were able to document 136 martyrs including 27 children, 12 women and 8 martyrs under torture: 88 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 24 in Damascus and its Suburbs;...
[Uruknet 104639 04-feb-2014 17:49 ECT] Good News and Bad from Palestine
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - First the good news. There s much to report. On November 29, 2013, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. A previous article asked why this year?...
[Uruknet 104638 04-feb-2014 17:40 ECT] Military Resistance 12B2 Sheepless in Seattle and More[1]
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Pew Research Center poll underscore the erosion in support for the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and the loss of faith in the outcome of the wars, both launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11,...
[Uruknet 104637 04-feb-2014 17:31 ECT] Iran FM Zarif, meeting Kerry, says not authorized to discuss Syria Read more
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for just over an hour Sunday. They discussed upcoming comprehensive Iran nuclear negotiations set to...
[Uruknet 104636 04-feb-2014 17:13 ECT] On Trial, Drone Protester Proves Wrong People Charged
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Closing Argument presented on Janurary 31, 2014, by Judith Bello on trial as of those who protested at Hancock Air Base in New York State on October 25, 2012: ...You have heard testimony that Weaponized Drones,...
[Uruknet 104635 04-feb-2014 16:52 ECT] George Washington, The Pentagon, and the CIA
4 Feb 2014 - ...Not even in George Orwell s "1984" was Big Brother watching everybody in the world the way Uncle Sam is now watching you, yes you, and you and you and you and you and you.We have come so far from...
[Uruknet 104634 04-feb-2014 16:46 ECT] Muhammed Mubarak, 20, killed by Israeli military
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - On the 30th of January, 20 year-old Muhammed Mubarak, a resident of Jalazone refugee camp, was killed by the Israeli military after he was shot from a close distance. He was working as a traffic controller...
[Uruknet 104633 04-feb-2014 16:38 ECT] SodaStream violates International Law
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - After significant press coverage of the situation, Scarlett Johansson made the decision to step down from her position as an ambassador for Oxfam, over a "fundamental difference of opinion" with the charity, according to Haaretz. Johansson...
[Uruknet 104632 04-feb-2014 16:21 ECT] Settlers Uproot Hundreds Of Trees In Nablus, Ramallah
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - [Sunday, February 2, 2014] Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian orchards in the West Bank districts of Nablus and Ramallah, uprooting more than 1,425 olive trees and saplings.Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements File,...
[Uruknet 104631 04-feb-2014 16:17 ECT] Between Normal and Abnormal: A Day in Aida Camp
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -"This is normal, we got used to it!" Salah, the Director of Lajee Center responded to me when I comment that the center smells like tear gas even though the clashes had not started yet. Lajee Center (...
[Uruknet 104630 04-feb-2014 16:08 ECT] How would Arafat and Habash React to Events in Yarmouk?
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -There is this damning obsession with how would certain dead leaders behave in current circumstances. Perhaps this obsession is borne out of an understandable yearning for a charismatic political figure that would unite the Palestinians under one...
[Uruknet 104629 04-feb-2014 16:03 ECT] Israel repeatedly forbids call to prayer because it annoys settlers
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014-- Israeli forces forbade the Islamic call for prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron 49 times in the month of January because it "annoyed" Jewish settlers, according to an official from the Palestinian Authority ministry of endowments....
[Uruknet 104628 04-feb-2014 15:39 ECT] Iraqi Army Bombs Falluja, Prepares for Ground Assault
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - The Iraqi army intensified its shelling of Falluja on Sunday in preparation for a ground assault to regain control over the city, which has been under the control of militants for a month. Mostly Sunni Muslim...
[Uruknet 104626 04-feb-2014 15:46 ECT] In Gaza, remembering the sick Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - At this week s Gaza sit-in in solidarity with political prisoners in Israeli jails, the focus was on the sick prisoners. The Palestinian political prisoners in need of medical care number about 1,000, and the lives...
[Uruknet 104625 04-feb-2014 15:39 ECT] Iraqi Army Bombs Falluja, Prepares for Ground Assault
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - The Iraqi army intensified its shelling of Falluja on Sunday in preparation for a ground assault to regain control over the city, which has been under the control of militants for a month. Mostly Sunni Muslim...
[Uruknet 104624 04-feb-2014 14:36 ECT] Why the Boycott Movement Scares Israel
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -If Secretary of State John Kerry s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel s continuing construction of illegal settlements, the Israeli government will likely face an international boycott "on...
[Uruknet 104623 04-feb-2014 14:32 ECT] Iran FM Zarif, meeting Kerry, says not authorized to discuss Syria Read more
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for just over an hour Sunday. They discussed upcoming comprehensive Iran nuclear negotiations set to...
[Uruknet 104622 04-feb-2014 03:15 ECT] Christie, Clapper and other Officials who should be in Jail instead of Snowden
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - The vindictiveness toward Edward Snowden in official Washington has nothing to do with law-breaking and everything to do with the privileges of power. The powerful in Washington may spy on us, but we are not to...
[Uruknet 104621 04-feb-2014 02:58 ECT] Israeli Columnist Calls for Extermination of Palestinians
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - ...Schein has in effect called upon his fellow Israelis to harken back to the Bible s tribal blood feuds and not just ethnically cleanse, but exterminate the Palestinians. He has called for genocide. With a wink...
[Uruknet 104620 04-feb-2014 01:51 ECT] How many New Yorkers know they just elected a new mayor of Israel?
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - We ve been charting the angry response to Mayor Bill de Blasio s private meeting with AIPAC, at which he promised to stand up for the rightwing Israel lobby group wherever and whenever. The other day...
[Uruknet 104619 04-feb-2014 01:35 ECT] The continuing deterioration of women s rights in Iraq
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - National Iraqi News Agency reported on Friday 24th January that the Iraqi military s mortar shelling the night before left 4 people dead and 32 more injured "including women and children" and Saturday s military shelling...
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Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
BBC 23 Apr 2014 - Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
Video: Israeli soldiers detain 6-year-old child on his way to school in Hebron
Mondoweiss 23 Apr 2014 - This video was shot this morning by the International Solidarity Movement in Hebron. They explain the scene: At approximately 7 am this morning, Rami Rajabi, a six-year-old child, was 20 meters away from checkpoint 29 when he threw several pebbles in al-Khalil (Hebron). As Rami walked...
Iran replaces prison service chief
BBC 23 Apr 2014 - The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
A Jew who visited Palestine responds to ‘NYT’ assertion that Palestinians want to kill all Jews
Mondoweiss 23 Apr 2014 - Readers know that we have undertaken to confront a repulsive statement that was published in a March letter to the New York Times Book Review: “Palestinian Arabs have avowed as their goal the killing of all Jews.” We might have dropped this weeks ago, but the...
‘There is no ‘Palestine Exception’ to free speech rights’: Northeastern overturns Students for Justice in Palestine suspension
Mondoweiss 23 Apr 2014 - Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has announced that the University is backing off of its decision to suspend the student organization until January 2015.  “This is a victory for freedom of expression on campus,” said SJP leader Tori Porell who thanked SJP supporters. ...
John Kerry and the Pope set to face off with Jewish Knight Templars on the Temple Mount
Mondoweiss 23 Apr 2014 - Israeli Housing Minister and settler advocate Uri Ariel visiting the Temple Mount. (Photo: Michal Fattal via Haaretz) This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page . This is the week that supposedly...
Lebanese MPs fail to elect president
BBC 23 Apr 2014 - Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.
Registration of Jews and other human beings
Mondoweiss 23 Apr 2014 - Flyer from Donetsk Phil has reported on the recent incident in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where flyers were distributed in the vicinity of the local synagogue warning Jews to register with the local authorities.  The flyers purportedly were authored by pro-Russian forces seeking to...
Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'
BBC 23 Apr 2014 - A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.
VIDEO: Blair's warning on Mid-East politics
BBC 23 Apr 2014 - Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western nations to address the role of religion in politics in the Middle East.
Israel’s Visa Waiver Fraud
Tikun Olam 22 Apr 2014 - For the past few months, Congress has debated whether to permit Israel to join the U.S. visa waiver program which would permit Israelis and Americans to visit each country for 90 days without the traditional need for visas and other formal travel procedures and documents.  One...
  Misc2
 
Occupying abandoned buildings: Thinking outside the brackets of purchased squared meters
Al-Akhbar Blogs 23 Apr 2014 - We have a lot of buildings in Beirut. We have more than we need, yet we build more while completely disregarding abandoned buildings that, if used, could revitalize our relationship with our built environment. read more
Guidelines for the formation of a leftist stance on Syria
Al-Akhbar Blogs 22 Apr 2014 - It has become trendy among the Western left to meet with the right over Syria. There is actually no debate on Syria in Western countries. In fact, debate is highly discouraged. Debate is seen as a political sin. Only one point of view is permitted on...
The disgraceful MPs
Al-Akhbar Opinion 23 Apr 2014 - The Lebanese MPs who voted for Samir Geagea to be president. (Photo: Al-Akhbar ) The Lebanese MPs who voted for Samir Geagea to be president. (Photo: Al-Akhbar ) This is not about democracy because justice is not up for a vote. It is not a political issue either...
Khorasan pledge splits al-Qaeda
Al-Akhbar News 23 Apr 2014 - Rebel fighters from the "Al-Mujahedin The Falcons of Islam" brigade looks at a map as they prepare an operation in an area controlled by Syrian government forces in the northern city of Aleppo on April 7, 2014. (Photo: AFP- Baraa al-Halabi) Rebel fighters from the "Al-Mujahedin...
Erdogan offers condolences over the WWI Armenian “incidents”
Al-Akhbar News 23 Apr 2014 - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences to the descendants of the victims of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during World War I. Erdogan's statement, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the start of mass deportations of Armenians...
Syria's opposition chief asks Saudi Arabia for more help
Al-Akhbar News 23 Apr 2014 - The head of Syria's main opposition group has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its support for the rebel Free Syrian Army, his adviser said Wednesday. Saudi Arabia is one of the main backers of the Islamist opposition struggling to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ahmed Jarba,...
Leftist MP becomes Assad's first presidential challenger
Al-Akhbar News 23 Apr 2014 - A leftist lawmaker has registered as the first challenger for the Syrian presidency in an upcoming election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, the speaker of parliament said Wednesday. "We have received information from the higher constitutional court that member of parliament Maher Abdel...
Suspected Syrian rebels fire four rockets into Lebanon
Al-Akhbar News 23 Apr 2014 - Updated 3:38 pm: Suspected Syrian rebels fired four rockets towards Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley Wednesday afternoon, state media reported. Lebanon's National News Agency said the rockets struck areas between the towns of Hortaala and Taybeh, which lie about five kilometers apart. No injuries were reported. One...
Blank ballots lead in first round of Lebanon presidential vote
Al-Akhbar News 23 Apr 2014 - A ballot box sits on a table next to the national flag at the Lebanese Parliament in the capital Beirut on April 22, 2014 ahead of Wednesday's presidential election. (Photo: / STR) A ballot box sits on a table next to the national flag at the Lebanese...
Praying Alone
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Making Ritual for Ourselves
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Israel Continues To Erase the Green Line
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Moving Toward a 'Living Wage'
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Pete Seeger Gave Folk Music Life — and So Much More
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1,000 Plan To Attend Limmud Moscow
The Foward Breaking News 23 Apr 2014 - Over 1,000 people have registered for the Moscow Limmud at a government-owned resort. Click here for the rest of the article...
4 Hasidic Jews Busted in Beating of Gay Black Man in Brooklyn
The Foward Breaking News 23 Apr 2014 - The New York Police Department has arrested four Hasidic men in the December beating of a black gay man in Brooklyn, according to news reports. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israel Scraps Talks as Palestinians Forge Unity
The Foward Breaking News 23 Apr 2014 - Israel on Wednesday canceled a planned session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians shortly after a unity deal was signed in Gaza between Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organisation. Click here for the rest of the article...
U.S. Wants Dialogue on Hungary Holocaust Feud
The Foward Breaking News 23 Apr 2014 - The U.S. Embassy in Budapest called on the Hungarian government to resume dialogue with Jewish, national and international groups over plans for its Holocaust memorial year. Click here for the rest of the article...
William Rapfogel To Plead Guilty in $7M Met Council Fraud Case
The Foward Breaking News 23 Apr 2014 - William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, reportedly will plead guilty for his role in a scheme to steal more than $7 million from the social service agency. Click here for the rest of the article...
Abraham Foxman To Speak at Boston Graduation Despite Armenian Genocide Debate
The Foward Breaking News 23 Apr 2014 - Despite protests from some student groups, Suffolk University affirmed its selection of Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman as the law school’s commencement speaker. Click here for the rest of the article...
William Rapfogel Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea
The Forward New 23 Apr 2014 - Former Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty executive director William Rapfogel will serve between 3 ½ and 10 years in prison following a plea deal finalized today in which he admitted to stealing over $1 million from the charity, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced....
Birthright Eases 'Jewish' Definition as Applications for Free Israel Trip Dip
The Forward New 23 Apr 2014 - Stung by ‘propaganda’ tag, Taglit-Birthright has hired a marketing agency to seek out new participants with little or no connection to the Jewish community. Click here for the rest of the article...
Southern Poverty Law Center Gets Up Close to White Supremacist Extremists
The Forward New 23 Apr 2014 - The Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate-filled extremists like Kansas rampage suspect Frazier Glenn Miller so closely, it says they become ‘practically like family.’ Click here for the rest of the article...
Israeli City of Sderot Is Different Kind of Boom Town These Days
The Forward New 22 Apr 2014 - A few years ago, someone who wanted to move to the Israeli town of Sderot near Gaza for ‘quiet’ would have been dismissed as a lunatic. But now the town is booming. Click here for the rest of the article...
Is Hasidic Board To Blame for Gutting Public Schools in N.Y. Town?
The Forward New 22 Apr 2014 - In a poor suburb of New York, many point the finger at the Orthodox-led school board for starving public schools of critical resources. But could it be the state that’s to blame? Click here for the rest of the article...
Zimbabwe: UAE Firm Targets Mining Sector
allAfrica.com 22 Apr 2014 - [The Herald]United Arab Emirates-based financial institution, Tabarak Investment Bank has obtained an investment licence from the Zimbabwe Investment Authority to venture into mining and petroleum products business, a company official said.
Zimbabwe: Reflections on Zim-Pakistani Relations
allAfrica.com 22 Apr 2014 - [The Herald]AN 18-member delegation from the National Defence University, Islamabad comprising senior defence and public sector officers (mostly of the rank of Brig Generals or equivalent), arrived in Harare on Sunday April 20, bringing with it good will and best wishes for the people and Government...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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...
Earth Day Network Cuts Ties with SodaStream
Global BDS 21 Apr 2014 - April 21, Washington, DC - On the eve of Earth Day, groups working for Palestinian rights globally are celebrating Earth Day Network’s decision to end its partnership with SodaStream, whose main production factory is located in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. Earlier...
Largest student petition in Florida’s history calls for USF divestment
Global BDS 21 Apr 2014 - Students at University of South Florida are leading the largest petition ever at any Florida university. The petition demands ethical investment from the university’s $391 million endowment. Over 10,000 STUDENT signatures call on the USF Foundation to divest from companies complicit in human rights violations in...
Kedem complex: The final piece of Israel’s complete control over Al-Aqsa mosques
Sabbah report 23 Apr 2014 - Kedem complex was the final piece Israel needed to secure its complete control over the area around al-Haram al-Sharif. Now tourists will enter from Jaffa Gate [an entrance from West Jerusalem into the Old City], walk through the Jewish quarter, see the Western Wall, visit the...
All is not lost for Palestinians, even if talks hit the buffers
Sabbah report 23 Apr 2014 - With the Palestinian leaderships committed to hopeless strategies, a third way has begun to emerge. With Israel's demand for "unconditional surrender" from the Palestinians, "the road to South Africa has been paved". Continue reading → Read More: All is not lost for Palestinians, even if talks...
Meet David Cameron, your Christian ‘Dyno-Rod’
Sabbah report 23 Apr 2014 - Over the Easter holidays the UK's prime minister, David Cameron, was on his knees 'doing God" in the run-up to European elections. And he sparked a great commotion in the media by claiming Britain is "a Christian country". Continue reading → Read More: Meet David Cameron,...
Marwan Barghouti on Sham Peace Talks and Abbas
Sabbah report 23 Apr 2014 - Abbas’ time is passing. Palestinians alone must choose his successor, said Barghouti. He’s committed to keep struggling for their freedom, independence and peace. Ongoing peace talks are futile, he believes. They failed because Israel prioritizes violence, instability and dominance. Continue reading → Read More: Marwan Barghouti...
#there_was_no_Palestine collection
Sabbah report 23 Apr 2014 - Some of @sabbah photo collection of Palestine ( Refuting #there_was_no_Palestine ). See gallery → Read More: #there_was_no_Palestine collection . Sign up for our FREE newsletter!
Pictures Don’t Lie: Refuting #there_was_no_Palestine
Sabbah report 23 Apr 2014 - Join the twitter meme #there_was_no_Palestine , to which people are contributing visual evidence of Palestine. If what is being alleged is that there was no nation-state called Palestine, at least before the League of Nations created one, that is banal. There were no nation-states until the 19th...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to the Triangle Area, Mar. 25-26
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Apr 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 the Triangle Area Tuesday , March 25 and Wednesday, March...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Atlanta, Mar. 23-24
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Apr 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 Atlanta, GA Sunday , March 23 and Monday, March 24....
I am AIPAC Culture Jamming!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Apr 2014 - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is set to hold its annual policy conference in DC starting on March 2. CODEPINK: Women for Peace is organizing Boycott AIPAC protests all day and you should come out to send the message that the U.S. should no...
Will You Boycott AIPAC?
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Apr 2014 - Disgusted by AIPAC's (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) moves to bring us to war with Iran? Sick of seeing U.S. tax dollars fund Israel's occupation and apartheid policies towards Palestinians? Inspired by all the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) victories happening left and right? Then join...
  Ma'an News
 
Officials: Israeli forces raid Aqsa, assault worshipers
4/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Tuesday and assaulted several Palestinian worshipers, officials from the ministry of Islamic endowments told Ma'an. Palestinian worshipers in the compound chanted religious slogans at a group of around...
Israeli troops shower Bethlehem-area village with tear gas
4/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided a village in the southern West Bank overnight and fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades, locals said Tuesday. Witnesses told Ma'an that two Israeli military vehicles entered the village of Tuqu near...
Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian man, make overnight arrests
4/22/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man was hospitalized early Tuesday after being physically assaulted by Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank, an official said. Palestinian Authority official Ghassan Daghlas told Ma'an that Israeli troops "brutally attacked 20...
Israel to recruit Palestinian Christian citizens to army
4/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel is to start sending call-up papers to all Christian Palestinian-Israelis of military service age, army radio reported Tuesday, angering Palestinian MKs who accused the government of seeking to divide Christians from Muslims. Military service will remain voluntary for Israel...
2 injured as Israeli forces disperse prisoner release celebration
4/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces injured two Palestinians and detained one in the Old City of Jerusalem as they dispersed a prisoner release celebration, witnesses said. Locals told Ma'an that crowds gathered in the al-Suwwana neighborhood to celebrate the...
Israel rejects Abbas conditions for extending talks
4/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he would extend faltering peace talks with Israel only if it agreed to conditions, including a settlement freeze, which it promptly rejected. Abbas listed his demands during a meeting with Israeli journalists at his...
PLO delegation 'to arrive in Gaza Tuesday evening'
4/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A delegation representing the PLO is expected to arrive in Gaza on Tuesday evening for reconciliation meetings with Hamas, a Fatah spokesman said. Fayiz Abu Eita said the delegation would be comprised of Fatah Central Committee member...
Erekat plays down threat to dismantle PA
4/22/2014 - RAMALLAH (AFP) -- The PLO on Tuesday played down a threat to dismantle the Palestinian Authority, which is Israel's interlocutor, if US-sponsored peace talks remain deadlocked."No Palestinian is speaking of an initiative to dismantle the Palestinian Authority," chief negotiator Saeb...
PLO, Hamas renew unity bid as Israel talks stall
4/22/2014 - RAMALLAH (AFP) -- Palestinian officials have relaunched efforts to reconcile their rival leaderships in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as US-brokered peace talks with Israel teeter on the edge of collapse. A week before a nine-month target originally set for an Israeli-Palestinian...
Police: Boars cause car accident near Qalqiliya
4/22/2014 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Ten people were hurt Tuesday morning in a car accident on a main road in the northern West Bank, police said. A police statement said that near the village of al-Funduq, a herd of boars crossed the road...
Official: Yarmouk residents to protest against militant groups
4/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Residents of Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp plan to organize peaceful rallies to pressure armed groups to leave the area, a Fatah official said Tuesday. Muhammad Abu al-Qasim, a foreign relations official of the Fatah movement, told...
US: 'Indications' of new chemical weapons use in Syria
4/22/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The United States said Monday that chemical attacks were likely launched in Syria this month, possibly by the regime, weeks before an announced presidential election set for June 3." We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical...
Journalists describe Syria ordeal: Mock executions, beatings
4/22/2014 - PARIS (AFP) -- Mock executions, hunger, thirst, cold, beatings, a makeshift chess game to pass the time. . . and a "surreal" snowball fight with their jailers. Details are starting to trickle through of the ordeal experienced by the four French journalists who returned home...
New Syria chemical claims emerge as election announced
4/22/2014 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- New claims have emerged that President Bashar Assad's regime may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month, despite an international agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical arsenal. The latest evidence, cited by the United...
  The Guardian
 
PLO and Hamas agree landmark unity pact
23 Apr 2014 - The move, announced at a joint news conference by both sides, has aim of forming unity government within five weeks The two main rival...
Tony Blair's Middle East speech should prick consciences and spur action | John McTernan
23 Apr 2014 - His reflections are as thoughtful, and thought provoking, as of old. But there is a new strain: wisdom Slowly and carefully, Tony Blair is...
Long shadow over Palestine killing
23 Apr 2014 - New book tackles intriguing question of whether the leader of the notorious Stern Gang was really shot 'while trying to escape', Ian Black writes...
Israel will have to run Palestine if peace talks fail, Mahmoud Abbas warns
22 Apr 2014 - Stark warning follows reports Palestinian president may disband Palestinian Authority if talks end by 29 April without extension The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, has...
New York Times obeys Israeli gag order over journalist's arrest
22 Apr 2014 - The New York Times did not report that a young Palestinian journalist had been arrested in Israel because it obeyed a gagging order issued...
How Fleet Street's finest defeated Israel's Gulf War censorship
23 Apr 2014 - My posting yesterday, "New York Times obeys Israeli gag order over journalist's arrest" , mentioned the fact that journalists working in Israel are expected to...
Blair's speech on Islamic extremism generates strong reactions
23 Apr 2014 - International commentary focuses on former prime minister's credibility on the subject as much as the subject itself Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global...
  Daily Star
 
Palestinian unity pact and peace talks compatible: Abbas
23 Apr 2014 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said on Wednesday the unity pact between the Palestine Liberation Organisation and Islamist movement Hamas was compatible with peace talks with Israel.
Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential challenger
23 Apr 2014 An independent Syrian lawmaker registered Wednesday as the first challenger in a June presidential election widely expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power despite a raging civil war.
Morsi trial hears Hamas, Hezbollah attacked Egypt jails
23 Apr 2014 Prosecution witnesses in the jailbreak trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday accused members of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah of attacking Egyptian prisons during the 2011 uprising.
France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad
23 Apr 2014 France wants to deter youths from fighting with Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened...
Israel scraps Palestinian peace meet after unity deal: PM's aide
23 Apr 2014 Israel cancelled a peace meeting with the Palestinians it said was scheduled for Wednesday after the PLO and Hamas pledged to form a joint government, an aide to the premier said.
Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal: Hamas
23 Apr 2014 Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal: Hamas
Syria accuses UN of obstructing peace talks
23 Apr 2014 The Syrian foreign ministry on Wednesday accused the United Nations and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi of obstructing the Geneva II peace process aimed at ending the country's three-year conflict.
Syrian opposition asks for more Saudi aid
23 Apr 2014 The head of Syria's main opposition group has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its support for the rebel Free Syrian Army, his advisor said Wednesday.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Israeli education minister admits he sometimes takes Ritalin
Ha'aretz - 23 Apr 2014
Arabs expelled from village of Ikrit in 1948 ask pope for help
Ha'aretz - 23 Apr 2014
Pro-Palestinians hijack Israeli military's Holocaust Twitter tag
Ha'aretz - 23 Apr 2014
Israeli opposition moves to fight right-wing laws
Ha'aretz - 23 Apr 2014
At least 23 Eritreans still detained in Israel, in violation of state policy
Ha'aretz - 22 Apr 2014
Israeli suspected of luring women into organ traffic ring
Ha'aretz - 22 Apr 2014
Man, 23, surrenders to police after club-stabbing in Tel Aviv suburb
Ha'aretz - 22 Apr 2014
Home Front Minister resigns, urges Netanyahu to shut ministry for good
Ha'aretz - 22 Apr 2014
Father accused of abusing infant faced previous abuse allegations
Ha'aretz - 22 Apr 2014
Thousands of Israelis turn out the lights for Earth Day
Ha'aretz - 22 Apr 2014
Haim Raphael, Holocaust lecturer and delicatessen owner, dies at 90
Ha'aretz - 21 Apr 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Palestinian national consensus government to be formed within weeks
Bassam al-Salhi, a member of reconciliation committee, confirmed that reconciliation meetings resulted in a roadmap that will put an end to Palestinian division by forming a national government.
Escalation of Israeli arrest campaigns in W. Bank
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched a raid campaign on Wednesday at dawn time and arrested 15 Palestinian citizens in different areas of the Occupied West Bank.
Six citizens wounded in Israeli raid
Six Palestinians were wounded in northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening in an Israeli aerial raid.
Israeli navy opens machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats
Israeli navy vessels opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coasts of northern Gaza on Wednesday morning.
One injured as IOF disperses march in occupied Jerusalem
Israeli Occupation Forces injured one Palestinian and detained another in the Old City as they dispersed a prisoner release celebration outside Fatah Secretary General's home in occupied Jerusalem.
Radwan calls on Arabs and Muslims to defend holy al-Aqsa
Dr. Ismail Radwan has called on Arabs and Muslims across the world to defend Occupied Jerusalem and holy al-Aqsa Mosque against Israeli desecration conspiracies.
Israeli raids and arrests in Nablus
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Tuesday evening a Palestinian student at An-Najah National University in Nablus.
Hamas-Fatah reconciliation breakthrough: From dream to reality
Hamas’s spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri pointed out early on Wednesday that the first round of reconciliation meetings between Hamas and the PLO team ended on Wednesday at 01.30 a.m.
Gaza govt asserts Palestinian people's right to defend themselves
Palestinian government in Gaza Strip stressed the Palestinian people's right to defend themselves and to resist occupation in reference to the Israeli recent aggression on Gaza.
IOF soldiers detain Islamic Jihad leader
Around 50 Israeli soldiers broke their way into the home of Mohammed Al-Najjar, a leader with Islamic Jihad movement, in Al-Khalil before dawn Wednesday and took him to a detention center.
  IRIN
 
Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt
CAIRO 08 April 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of Syrians in Egypt rises, refugees say it has become increasingly difficult to find places for their children in already overstretched government schools. In addition, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Egypt complain of unaffordable school costs in private and public schools, bureaucratic enrolment procedures, and a growing atmosphere of suspicion, xenophobia and discrimination in the classroom. >
  Aljazeera
 
Palestinian factions to form unity government
04/23/2014 - Palestinian leaders in Gaza reach agreement to form a national unity government ending seven-year rift.
Moscow warns Kiev to pull back troops
04/23/2014 - Russia insists that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine, as it accuses Washington of distorting Geneva pact.
US condemns South Sudan massacre as horrific
04/23/2014 - White House calls on both sides in civil war to bring to justice those who carried out "abomination" in town of Bentiu.
Turkey's PM offers condolences to Armenians
04/23/2014 - Erdogan said the killing and mass deportation of Armenians between 1915 and 1916 had inhumane consequences.
Obama seeks to reassure partners on Asia trip
04/23/2014 - Islands at centre of China-Japan are covered by US-Japan defence alliance, US president says as he leaves for Tokyo.
Suspected mass grave excavated in Serbia
04/23/2014 - Mass grave site is believed to contain at least 250 bodies of ethnic Albanians killed in the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Lebanon parliament fails to elect president
04/23/2014 - No candidate received the necessary two-thirds majority to win the presidency in first parliamentary vote.
Dozens killed in DR Congo train crash
04/23/2014 - A government spokesman says at least 37 people have died in a rail accident in the country's southeast.
  New York Times
 
Palestinian Factions Announce Deal on Unity Government
23 Apr 2014 - The deal between Palestine Liberation Organization, based in the West Bank, and Hamas, in Gaza, comes despite Israeli warnings against a reconciliation.
Aid Efforts for Syria Have Failed, U.N. Chiefs Say
23 Apr 2014 - Diplomacy has failed and civilians in war zones are in need of urgent assistance, the heads of five United Nations agencies warned in a joint statement.
World Briefing: Egypt: U.S. to Deliver Helicopters
23 Apr 2014 - The United States will deliver to Egypt 10 Apache helicopters that were held up last year after President Mohamed Morsi was deposed.
World Briefing: Iraq: 10 Guards Are Killed at Polling Center
22 Apr 2014 - Militants wearing military uniforms attacked a balloting center in a remote northern area and killed the guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday.
World Briefing: Iran: Lawmakers Seek Inquiry Into Abuse Charges at Prison
22 Apr 2014 - Several lawmakers demanded an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of beatings of political prisoners at Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.
World Briefing: Qatar: Sentence of U.S. Couple Was Based on Lesser Charge
22 Apr 2014 - A panel of judges that found an American couple guilty in the death of their adopted daughter convicted them on the charge of jeopardizing the child, and not the original charge of murder.
Claims of Chlorine-Filled Bombs Overshadow Progress by Syria on Chemical Weapons
22 Apr 2014 - The unconfirmed reports of the weapons came as international monitors said that nearly 90 percent of the chemicals in Syria’s arsenal had now been exported.
Homs Emerges as Turning Point in Shaping Syria’s Future
22 Apr 2014 - For both the government and opposition, the central Syrian crossroads city, practically reduced to rubble during the civil war, will play a crucial role in stitching the country back together.
Abbas Renews Threat to Dissolve Palestinian Authority if Peace Talks Fail
22 Apr 2014 - Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said that Israel had deprived him of any real power to govern the West Bank and that he was considering giving it back to Israel.
U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say
21 Apr 2014 - Yemen’s Interior Ministry said Monday that as many as 55 militants had been killed in one of the largest such attacks there in months.
World Briefing | Middle East: Saudi Arabia: Health Official Fired
21 Apr 2014 - King Abdullah removed the health minister, Abdullah al-Rabeeah, from his post as the kingdom grapples with a surge of new cases of the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.
World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: 33 Die in Multiple Attacks
21 Apr 2014 - In Monday’s deadliest attack, a suicide bomber drove his explosives-filled car into a police checkpoint in Suwayra, about 25 miles south of Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 19.
Syrian Election Announced; Rebels Report New Weapons
21 Apr 2014 - The election, which will almost certainly award Bashar al-Assad a new term, was criticized by the opposition and the United Nations.
Rockets Fired From Gaza Draw Airstrikes From Israel
21 Apr 2014 - Palestinian militants and Israeli forces exchanged fire as an April 29 deadline for peace talks drew near.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Study: Commonly available blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury
23 Apr 2014 - Between one tenth and one fifth of epilepsy attacks result from serious trauma to the head.
Hadassah-Treasury negotiations ‘stuck’; Histadrut declaring work dispute
23 Apr 2014 - Knesset committee approved the transfer of NIS 46 million for continued funding of HMO during the freeze period of financial activities, but this is much too little to solve the problem.
Dov Henin questions need of establishing new port in Haifa Bay area
23 Apr 2014 - As head of a new Knesset subcommittee to investigate environmental and planning issues, Henin led other MKs on a tour of the Haifa port area.
Abbas: Unity with Hamas does not contradict peace talks with Israel
23 Apr 2014 - PA president says that an independent Palestinian state living peacefully alongside Israel remains his goal after Israel cancels negotiations due to planned Fatah-Hamas reconciliation.
Nobel laureate and presidential candidate Shechtman named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
23 Apr 2014 - Shechtman was chosen among 204 new members, who include the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, corporate and philanthropic leaders.
Israel makes inquiries about American-Israeli reporter abducted in Ukraine
23 Apr 2014 - Pro-Russian separatist leader says reporter is "not a hostage but our guest"; Israeli Foreign Ministry "looking into the matter."
Spoon-bending psychic Geller to help Israelis defy disasters
23 Apr 2014 - The world-famous magician and his family are moving back to Israel after 43 years "to save lives and help emergency preparations in Israel."
Israel cancels planned peace talks meeting after Fatah-Hamas unity deal announced
23 Apr 2014 - Bennett says Fatah became terrorist organization following reconciliation announcement; Katz claims deal a "slap in the face to Kerry."
US Solicitor General to tell Supreme Court stance on Arab Bank terror financing case
23 Apr 2014 - Case alleges Arab Bank facilitated transfer of funds to Hamas leaders and institutions, and to families of imprisoned Hamas members and suicide bombers.
‘Train of the Living’ to memorialize 70th anniversary of deportation of Hungarian Jews
23 Apr 2014 - Hundreds of high school students to ride train from Budapest to Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.
IAF targets Gaza terror cell; rockets fired into Israel
23 Apr 2014 - Two rockets land in Israel after reconciliation deal announced; Shin Bet attempts to thwart "imminent threat to Israeli security."
The Jerusalem Post News: Your daily online newscast
23 Apr 2014 - JPost.com brings you a daily round-up of events making headlines in Israel, the Middle East and Jewish World.
The compelling advantage of the two-state format
23 Apr 2014 - If Israel is turned into a racist, fundamentalist state which systematically oppresses a disenfranchised Arab underclass, it will not survive, and many of its people will no longer feel motivated to risk their lives defending it.
Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement
23 Apr 2014 - The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections in six months.
Tourism Ministry will provide grants to new camping sites
23 Apr 2014 - Due to the increasing popularity of camping, the Tourism Ministry to publish directive offering grants to entrepreneurs interested in establishing campsites.
50,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel living in poverty, report finds
23 Apr 2014 - 1 out of every 5 survivors was forced to choose between food and medication during the past two years, survey finds.
IDF campaign seeks to honor Holocaust survivors through social media
23 Apr 2014 - The IDF Spokesman's Office is asking users to submit photos of themselves with a Holocaust survivor and the hashtag #WeAreHere.
Police search home of rabbi in West Bank settlement where rioters ransacked IDF post
23 Apr 2014 - Computer of Rabbi Elitzur seized in Yitzhar; Ya'alon orders accelerated destruction of illegal building in settlements where IDF encounters violence.
WATCH: Israel takes yoga to a whole new level
23 Apr 2014 - Combining elements of acrobatics and yoga, Israelis meet in parks around the country regularly to share their passion for Acrobalance.
Netanyahu: Abbas must choose, peace with Israel or reconciliation with Hamas
23 Apr 2014 - Comments come in response to reports of Fatah-Hamas unity; Liberman: Abbas would be signing the end of Israel-PA negotiations.
Tunisia approves entry of Israeli tourists despite opposition
23 Apr 2014 - Decision, announced by Tunisian PM causes backlash from opposition who demand hearing of tourism and interior minister.
Three minor girls arrested for vandalizing Muslim graves in Jerusalem
23 Apr 2014 - The graves that were damaged are located in a cemetery outside the eastern wall of the Old City.
Soccer player fined over $25,000 for supporting anti-Semitic gesture
23 Apr 2014 - The British soccer association fined player over breach of league's rules against abusive or insulting speech.
US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt
23 Apr 2014 - Helicopter transfer approved partly because Egypt has been upholding its peace treaty with Israel.
  YNet News
 
Herzog: Palestinian unity deal a result of Netanyahu's lack of initiative
23 Apr 2014 - ....
Abbas: Unity with Hamas does not contradict peace talks with Israel
23 Apr 2014 - ....
Livni: Unity agreement with Hamas harms peace talks
23 Apr 2014 - ....
Netanyahu: Abbas has chosen Hamas over peace
23 Apr 2014 - ....
Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach
23 Apr 2014 - ....
World powers must reject Iranian offer
23 Apr 2014 - Analysis: Headlines about compromises and concessions offered by Tehran are simply part of its negotiation strategy. ....
Bratislava-born Jewish wrestler will be honored at Holocaust memorial ceremony
22 Apr 2014 - A Jewish wrestler who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust will be honored at commemoration ceremony with a 'Jewish Rescuers Citation', together with seven others. ....
Perfume yourself with scents of Song of Songs
22 Apr 2014 - Never have I read any love poetry that even reaches beautiful ankles of scroll written by King Solomon. ....
Hezbollah's unsuccessful revenge
22 Apr 2014 - Analysis: Most of Lebanese terror organization's attempts to avenge its commander's assassination have failed thanks to improvement in Israel's intelligence collection abilities. ....
It's Israel's turn to stretch out its arm
22 Apr 2014 - Op-ed: Sometimes in order to reach the prize of peace, you have to imagine what it looks like, British ambassador to Israel writes. ....
US mediation running out of fuel
22 Apr 2014 - Op-ed: Just one more day, just one more week, and Kerry will throw in the towel on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. ....
Katz: If PA annuls Oslo Accords, Abbas will become an enemy
22 Apr 2014 - Likud minister calls for retaliatory measures against PA if it dismantles including canceling immunity of PLO leaders, cancelling 'safe passage' clause from Gaza to West Bank. ....
Iran admits nuclear agency reshuffle to pave way for talks
22 Apr 2014 - Rouhani administration moves to remove hardliners opposing negotiations with the West; Iranian official accuses hardliners of politicizing nuclear issue. ....
Mimouna celebrations signal end of Passover
21 Apr 2014 - Politicians join country-wide holiday feasts, which originated from Moroccan tradition celebrating end of Passover, coming of spring. ....
IDF revolution – seismic shift in training methods
21 Apr 2014 - Israel's military has overhauled its training apparatus, including the construction of a mock Lebanese village for use by ground troops. ....
Iran to end gasoline subsidies, fund infrastructure
21 Apr 2014 - Rouhani could face popularity drop as financially-stressed Iranian drivers begin to pay for gas without government subsidies. ....
US to Abbas: Shuttering PA 'would have grave implications'
21 Apr 2014 - State Department spokeswoman warns 'dissolving the PA is not in interest of Palestinians' as Abbas proposal would have implications for US relations, aid. ....
US investigating Syrian use of chlorine in attacks
21 Apr 2014 - After four reports of further chemical attacks, US officials look into claims that Syrian forces used chlorine as weapon. ....
Mimouna in Ashdod: 'For men only'
21 Apr 2014 - Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to attend event with Ashdod mayor and Shas leader Aryeh Deri; city hall denies any involvement in event. ....
Jordan blames Israel for Temple Mount clashes
21 Apr 2014 - After turbulent week in sacred site, Amman tells Israeli ambassador immediately end hostile actions, maintain security of compound. ....
 

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