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B’Tselem: 740 Civilians, Including Minors, Left Homeless by Israeli State
28 Jul 2016 - From January to June of 2016, Israeli authorities have reportedly demolished 168 dwellings in Palestinian communities across the occupied West Bank, leaving 740 people, including 384 minors, homeless, a report by
ISM Report: “They destroyed the houses, they destroyed our dreams”
28 Jul 2016 - 27 July 2016 |
9 Footballers Banned from Traveling to Occupied West Bank
28 Jul 2016 - Jamal Al-Khodari, Head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, has condemned an Israeli decision to prevent nine footballers from Gaza to cross into the West Bank to participate in a football competition. “The Israeli occupation...
New Tenders Released for Over 300 Settlement Units in Jerusalem
28 Jul 2016 - The Israel land authority, on Wednesday, released tenders for the construction of 323 housing units in occupied Jerusalem. According to the new plan, 130 housing units will be built in the Har Homa settlement on  Abu Gneim...
Arab Summit in Mauritania: PFLP Stresses “No Confidence”
28 Jul 2016 - nsnbc : In response to the final statement of the 27th Arab Summit, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stressed that it has no confidence in what it describes...
Israeli Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians In Jerusalem
28 Jul 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, late at night and on Thursday at dawn, several areas in occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes and kidnapped four young Palestinian men. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that...
Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Boats, Kidnaps Seven Fishers, In Gaza Waters
28 Jul 2016 - Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped seven fishers and confiscated their boats. The WAFA News Agency quoted a fisher stating that...
Army Kidnaps Four Palestinians, Injures Three Others, In Bethlehem
28 Jul 2016 - Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked many homes before kidnapping four Palestinians. The soldiers also shot and injured...
Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Seven Palestinians In Nablus
28 Jul 2016 - Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and conducted extensive searches of homes before kidnapping seven Palestinians. Nablus TV has reported that clashes took place in the...
Palestine Today 07 27 2016
27 Jul 2016 - Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses
Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Israeli demolitions make more Palestinians homeless
07/28/2016 - In first half of 2016, 740 people made homeless by the Israeli army, which says the structures were not approved.
Raising the Palestinian cause at the DNC
07/28/2016 - "The issue is getting more media exposure, more people are aware ... we are on the brink of changing ... policy stands."
Ambulance: The Story of the 2014 War on Gaza
07/28/2016 - During the 2014 war on Gaza, a Palestinian filmmaker joins an ambulance crew as they try to save lives.
  Daily Star
 
South Lebanon looks to the sea to boost tourism
28 Jul 2016 Perched atop a mound, meters from the shore, is a beached wooden ship that looks like it would be more at home on the high seas.
Biometric passport to be issued as of August
28 Jul 2016 Lebanon will start issuing biometric passports at the beginning of August, the Lebanese General Security announced Thursday.
Army arrests 10 in separate operations
28 Jul 2016 The Army conducted raids and arrested 10 people across Lebanon over possession of weapons and robbery, it said Thursday.
Two suspects detained separatelyon terror charges
28 Jul 2016 Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces’ Information Branch detained a militant in north Lebanon suspected of belonging to extremist groups, state media reported Thursday.
Bank Audi profits up 11.7 pct in first six months of 2016
28 Jul 2016 Bank Audi, one of the top two banks in Lebanon, announced Thursday that its net profits for the first six months of 2016 climbed 11.7 percent over a year prior to $226 million, 51 percent of...
Khalil: World not doing enough to help Lebanon
28 Jul 2016 Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil said Thursday that the international community is not doing enough to help Lebanon cope with the large influx of Syrian refugees, saying that their presence has cost the country over $13...
Egypt to start eurobond sale process as IMF begins visit
28 Jul 2016 Egypt will approach investment banks next week for a potential eurobond sale, a senior official said, part of the government’s efforts to shore up reserves and finance – an economic program that will mainly rely on...
  YNet News
 
Suspects arrested in Yemen over attack on Aden senior citizens' home
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A farewell to arms
28 Jul 2016 - The Syrian Nusra Front amicably severs ties with al-Qaida as it prepares to continue its fight against President Bashar Assad's regime; Nusra Front leaders have been debating whether to leave the terrorist organization for some time, hoping the step would undermine any attempt made by the US and Russia to explain striking groups supposedly linked to al-Qaida. ....
Polish court rules to continue denying stolen property from Holocaust survivors
28 Jul 2016 - Despite heavy international pressure to change its existing legal stance, which refuses to consider property claims made after 1988, the Polish law remains in place; 'We are very disappointed in the court's decision to uphold a law denying the rights of the many claimants,' said Center Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel's Gideon Taylor. 'The last of the survivors are growing old. The time to act is now.' ....
The road to safety
28 Jul 2016 - Route 443 between Jerusalem and Modi'in has been subject to dozens of attacks during the recent wave of terrorism due to its proximity to Ramallah and other Palestinian villages; The IDF is planning to put up more cameras to identify terrorists before they can carry out their attacks. ....
A double standard sword
28 Jul 2016 - Op-ed: Meretz may have dubbed itself a crusader for human rights, but when it comes to the Arab community, it seems that more can be forgiven. ....
US general says 5 US troops wounded in Afghan fighting
28 Jul 2016 - ....
Zimbabwe arrests war veteran over Mugabe rebuke
28 Jul 2016 - ....
Delegation of African religious leaders in Jerusalem: 'Africa returning to Israel'
28 Jul 2016 - As part of the strengthening of relations between Africa and the Jewish state, religious leaders from all over the continent went to Jerusalem to meet with Israeli government officials to discuss increased cooperation across religious lines. ....
More traffic as Tel Aviv trains to shut down.
28 Jul 2016 - Train stations in TA will be shutting down for days at a time come September; though it will cause immense traffic jams, the work will result in a cleaner, faster, train system. ....
German Police responds to possible terrorist threat
28 Jul 2016 - ....
Kremlin to US: Sort out your own pre-election hacking scandal
28 Jul 2016 - ....
Fireman Sam feels the heat of Islamic rage
28 Jul 2016 - Popular children's show Fireman Sam is coming under fire for showing a page from the Quran in an episode from 2014; The episode has been pulled, and the animation company is no longer tasked with working on the show. ....
Israeli experience shows challenge in stopping lone wolf attacks
28 Jul 2016 - Israel's methods of dealing with lone wolf terror attacks has demonstrated that while they are difficult to stop completely, successful measures can be undertaken to decrease their frequency and success. ....
Russia announces humanitarian operation in Syria's Aleppo
28 Jul 2016 - Syrian government forces encircle main rebel enclave in the city, with Assad offering general amnesty for rebels who give up their arms and surrender in an effort to bring to the end of the siege. ....
Holocaust Survivor Band returns home to Poland
28 Jul 2016 - 91-year-old Saul Dreier decided to start a band two years ago when he read an obituary for a woman who survived by playing the piano; joined by 88-year-old Ruby Sosnowicz, the two recently performed in Warsaw and outside Auschwitz, returning to their birth country for the first time since World War II. ....
Two Israelis injured in Pokemon Go accidents
28 Jul 2016 - 35-year-old man evacuated to hospital after he smashes into a glass door during a Pokemon Go hunt for virtual characters; 15-year-old girl suffers fractured skull and intracranial hemorrhage after falling of her bike during app chase. ....
American-Jewish organization prepares to deliver aid to Syria
28 Jul 2016 - The IDF is looking into a request by humanitarian organization ‘Amalia’ seeking permission to transfer aid to Syrian territory under rebel control; Operations expected to begin in coming weeks; Head of organization: ‘It is important to show the world and Syrians who we, Israelis, are.’ ....
Man shot to death by police after aiming gun at them
28 Jul 2016 - During police operations to crack down on crime-ridden south Tel Aviv, four people were asked to identify themselves before one produced a gun and aimed it in their direction; Officers opened fire, three managed to flee the scene. ....
AG: 'If there is a need for an investigation, I won’t hesitate'
27 Jul 2016 - Avichai Mandelblit is marking six complicated months in office. Speaking at a meeting of the Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee, he reviewed how he sees his position in government, and some of the difficulties he’s experienced. ....
The suffering of ‘our boy’ Elor Azaria
27 Jul 2016 - Op-ed: If we are to look at 18 year olds as responsible enough to take up arms and fight for us, we also need to see them as adults who are accountable for their own actions; treating them as children once they are accused of wrongdoing is incoherent and incorrect. ....
Two attackers in Mark murder had been released from Israeli custody
27 Jul 2016 - The Shin Bet had no intel on the terror cell responsible for the drive-by earlier this month; in the current wave of terrorism, 39 have been killed and 291 injured; reportedly, many attacks have been thwarted. ....
ISIS magazine describes bomber's preparations in Germany
27 Jul 2016 - The terrorist organization's online magazine described how Mohammad Daleel spent months planning the attack, having fought in Iraq and Syria before coming to Germany as an asylum-seeker. ....
Rabbi Berland recorded confessing to rape
27 Jul 2016 - Speaking to his followers, Rabbi Eliezer Berland is heard telling them that since he had forced himself on a woman against her will, there was no need for her to divorce her husband; despite already having escaped from a previous house arrest, Berland is seeking to be allowed to await trial at home. ....
Saudi Arabia: Israel visit doesn't reflect government stance
27 Jul 2016 - The kingdom's Foreign Ministry stresses visit by former Saudi general Anwar Eshki to 'the occupied territories' was not government-sanctioned. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Thu: Tel Aviv 25 Index down 1.1% for week
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - Israel Chemicals and the banks led the market down today while NICE Systems soared on good financials.
BC Partners signs deal to buy Keter Plastic
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - BC Partners says it will maintain the Israeli company's growth strategy.
Israeli co TrekAce unveils navigator for bikers, hikers
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - The sleeve-worn product, which directs the user through sensory stimulation, is also ideal for soldiers.
The agonizing afterlife of Mahmoud Darwish
Mondoweiss 28 Jul 2016 - The broadcast of Mahmoud Darwish’s famous poem, ‘ ID Card ’, by the Israel Army Radio made the country’s far-right defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman equate the poem to Hitler’s Mein Kampf . To begin with, it reveals the abysmally poor literary judgement and taste of the minister. No...
Democrats big tent shrinking as Clinton ties up nomination
Mondoweiss 28 Jul 2016 - The Academy Awards of Democratic Party politics continued into its fourth day on Thursday after Hillary Clinton clinched the nomination from the party of the people on Tuesday. Protests outside the Wells Fargo Center continue, and sometimes include dissident Bernie Sanders’ delegates who have come to...
June mortgage taking hit 2016 peak
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - The Israeli housing market is booming, aznd Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon is trying to restrain demand.
Unemployment down to 4.8% in Israel in second quarter
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - The proportion of the population employed rose to 61.2% in the second quarter, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
Home demolitions are organized state violence
+972 Magazine 28 Jul 2016 - Over the last decade, Israel has demolished over 1,100 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, leaving homeless more than 5,199 people, including at least 2,602 minors. The extensive demolitions are part of a broader Israeli policy of forced transfer. The following speech was delivered at a...
On Jewishness and criticism of Israel
Mondoweiss 28 Jul 2016 - The children of the wealthy, the enlightened, the rabbis— They call the Hebrews to Zion. We’ve heard this old story before, from our enemies: “A ghetto for the eternal Jew!” One could be forgiven for mistaking these lines for a foray into recent debates over alleged...
Meet Ali Kurnaz, young Democratic leader who lifted Palestinian flag on convention floor
Mondoweiss 28 Jul 2016 - For  those who care about Palestine, the most exciting moment of the Democratic convention took place Monday when a young delegate jumped on to his chair on the convention floor and unfurled the Palestinian flag. He was soon surrounded by a crowd holding up Hillary Clinton...
Animal Health and Wealth in Palestine
This Week In Palestine 28 Jul 2016 - The Separation Wall along the western border of the West Bank has reduced the areas available to herders for grazing their flocks. By: Iyad Adra, Mohamad Issa, and Bassam Abu Aziz \Archaeological evidence shows that the Middle East, particularly the Levant region and the Jordan Valley,...
Animal Biodiversity in Palestine
This Week In Palestine 28 Jul 2016 - The caracal is a nocturnal animal and difficult to observe. At the crossroads of three continents, Palestine is located in the western part of the Fertile Crescent that connects Africa with Eurasia. This location and the associated geologic activities over the past 100 million years have...
Payslips peril
BBC 28 Jul 2016 - Iran's so-called payslip-gate scandal has been a blow to President Hassan Rouhani's reputation, and could still be a problem come next year's elections, says the BBC's Amir Azimi.
Iran economy minister: There are positive economic signs
Al-Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - President Hassan Rouhani’s economy minister says there are signs that the economy is improving.
Saudi FM: Iranian Regime Involved in Attack on Saudi Embassy in Iran
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 Jul 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Riyadh–Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir said that Iranian news over the investigations into the attacks on the Saudi Embassy … continue reading Saudi FM: Iranian Regime Involved in Attack on Saudi Embassy in Iran
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This Week In Palestine 28 Jul 2016 - Thanks largely to our authors, this issue is a visual feast of the creatures with whom we share this planet. Palestine is home to a unique abundance of species, and the reasons for this variety can be found in this month’s featured articles. Immerse yourself, enjoy...
Iran state broadcaster in hot water at home, abroad over airing rights
Al-Monitor 28 Jul 2016 - The Iranian state broadcaster has found itself in a new dispute over broadcasting soccer games without permission, this time with Qatar’s beIN Sports and the UEFA.
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Complain to U.N. over Iran Maritime Assault
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 Jul 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Riyadh- Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the U.N., Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, asserted that the complaint presented by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait … continue reading Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Complain to U.N. over Iran Maritime Assault
'Ultra-Orthodox run government," Israeli lawmaker warns
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2016 - In an interview with Al-Monitor, Yesh Atid Knesset member Aliza Lavie claims that the new laws excluding many Israelis from ritual baths and undoing the core curriculum requirements for ultra-Orthodox children are ominous signs of the ultra-Orthodox stranglehold on the government.
Israeli Arabs see through Netanyahu's apology
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2016 - Israeli Arabs are unimpressed by the apology of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his words during last year's election, sure that his apology video was directed at European ears.
Will Hamas accept new Egypt-brokered deal with Israel?
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2016 - Egypt is making efforts in sealing an exchange deal between Israel and Hamas, yet observers question whether Hamas will accept it given the strained ties between the movement and Cairo.
Jerusalem municipality ‘taking advantage’ of US elections to expand settlements
Mondoweiss 27 Jul 2016 - Never let a serious crisis go to waste. This is the first thought that crossed my mind when I read Israel National News headline: ‘We’re taking advantage of the US elections to build’ : We’re taking advantage of the upcoming government change in the US to push...
West Bank home demolitions hit 10-year high
+972 Magazine 27 Jul 2016 - Israeli military authorities have demolished at least 180 Palestinian homes since the start of 2016 alone, and over 1,100 in the past decade, according to B’Tselem and the UN. A Palestinian woman sorts through the rubble of her demolished home in the West Bank village of Surif,...
100k Bedouin Israelis couldn’t watch Netanyahu’s ‘apology’ — they don’t have electricity
+972 Magazine 27 Jul 2016 - In a video shot in his office, Israel’s prime minister apologizes to the country’s Arab citizens for inciting against them. But a large portion of them couldn’t watch it — they live in ‘unrecognized villages’ that Israel refuses to connect to basic infrastructure like electricity, and the internet. A view...
  Misc2
 
Kerry to meet with Abbas on two-state solution
Middle East Eye 28 Jul 2016 - Language Undefined State Department spokesman says Kerry and Abbas will meet to create conditions for sovereign Israel and Palestine nations
150 people arrested at mixed-gender party in Tehran
Middle East Eye 28 Jul 2016 - Language Undefined A Tehran police commander warned officers will be keeping a 'very close watch' on gardens in the capital for any 'illegal gatherings'
Freedom on hold: Palestine solidarity movements in Lebanon
Middle East Eye 28 Jul 2016 - Palestine solidarity movements in Lebanon have stagnated. They must resist the establishment's interference, listen to local Palestinian voices
New Israeli settlement plans 'provocative and counterproductive': US
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2016 - Language Undefined US officials said new settlements could seriously undermine peace efforts with Palestinians
Iran and Saudi Arabia execute more than 350 people in six months
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2016 - Language Undefined Iran and Saudi Arabia execute more people than anywhere else in the region - with Iran killing at least 250 in 2016
Palestinian killed in exchange of fire with Israeli army: Military
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2016 - Language Undefined A Palestinian suspected of being behind the killing of an Israeli rabbi died after a violent attempt to arrest him in the West Bank
How Hillary Clinton Soothes Israel Backers at Convention †by Stressing Daylight With Barack Obama
The Forward New 28 Jul 2016 - For Israel, would a Hillary Clinton administration continue the tone set by Barack Obama? Or would she be a much warmer and closer friend to the Jewish state? It depends who and what you want to listen to at this Democratic convention
Hillary Clinton Isn’t the Only One with Hebrew Swag
The Forward New 28 Jul 2016 - The Jewish internet was eating up the news that former president Bill Clinton wore a Hebrew lapel pin in support of his wife at the Democratic National Convention.
Major Fire Ravages Boston Moishe House
The Forward New 28 Jul 2016 - A large fire damaged the Boston-area home that serves as headquarters of the local Jewish social justice group Moishe Kavod House on Thursday morning.
Chelsea Clinton Open to ‘Daughters Summit’ With Ivanka Trump
The Forward New 28 Jul 2016 - After months of campaigning marked by vitriol, it may be up to two daughters (both with Jewish hubbies) to set things straight.
Black Jewish Trump Supporter Calls DNC Email Hack a Fake
The Forward New 27 Jul 2016 - A Jewish member of the Republican National Committee called the recent release of nearly 20,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee “a false flag  meant to distract from Hillary Clinton’s “trangressions. 
Is Fear of Bernie Sanders Boobirds Keeping Democrats Silent on Israel?
The Forward New 28 Jul 2016 - The speakers mentioned ISIS. They mentioned Iran. But there was nary a peep about another big I: Israel.
Uganda: The Untold Story of 1976 Entebbe Raid
allAfrica.com 28 Jul 2016 - [Observer] Is there any other version to the Entebbe raid story? Do we really know everything that happened at Entebbe during and after that 1976 Israeli raid?
Nigeria: Nigeria, Iran to Forge Trade Ties
allAfrica.com 28 Jul 2016 - [Guardian] The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Iran have agreed to forge stronger trade partnership that would promote bilateral ties between both countries.
Nigeria: Government to Study Iranian Model in Diversifying Economy - Buhari
allAfrica.com 26 Jul 2016 - [Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government would understudy the experience of Iran, which thrives in adversity, to diversify Nigeria's economy.
Sudan: President Al-Bashir - Palestine Will Remain Arab Central Issue
allAfrica.com 26 Jul 2016 - [SNA] Nouakchott -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, affirmed that Sudan support to Palestine emanates from its ethical, religious and national duty.
BC Partners signs deal to buy Keter Plastic
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - BC Partners says it will maintain the Israeli company's growth strategy.
Unemployment down to 4.8% in Israel in second quarter
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - The proportion of the population employed rose to 61.2% in the second quarter, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
Contamination halts Unilever Israel cereal production
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - Microbial tests revealed an exceptionally large concentration of bacteria in the products.
June mortgage taking hit 2016 peak
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - The Israeli housing market is booming, aznd Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon is trying to restrain demand.
Israeli co TrekAce unveils navigator for bikers, hikers
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - The sleeve-worn product, which directs the user through sensory stimulation, is also ideal for soldiers.
Teva receives US clearance for Actavis acquisition
Globes Main News 28 Jul 2016 - With regulatory approval, the Israeli pharmaceutical company will complete the $40 billion acquisition next week.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 Jul 2016 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 28 Jul 2016 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 28 Jul 2016 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 28 Jul 2016 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 28 Jul 2016 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 28 Jul 2016 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Jewish Voice for Peace Support Representative Hank Johnson Following Mischaracterizations
US Campaign to End the Occupation 26 Jul 2016 - The US Campaign and Jewish Voice for Peace come out in support of Representative Hank Johnson as he faces attacks for mischaracterized comments.
Two More Cities Drop G4S!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Jul 2016 - As BDS turns 11, we must redouble our efforts.
Ending the Occupation of the American Mind
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Jul 2016 -
Make Progressive for Palestine a Reality
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Jul 2016 -
Tell the DNC: Support Palestinian Rights!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Jul 2016 - This is outrageous! On June 24, the Democratic National Convention's (DNC) platform drafting committee voted against an amendment calling on Israel to end its military occupation of Palestinian land and its illegal settlements.
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Two members quit Israeli curriculum panel over exclusion of novel on Jewish-Arab romance
Ha'aretz - 11 Jul 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Jewish groups prepare for anti-Aqsa events next August
28 Jul 2016 - Extremist Jewish groups started making preparations and holding meetings to defile the Aqsa Mosque en masse during August to commemorate what they claim to be the destruction of temples.
Palestinian young man dies of serious wounds
28 Jul 2016 - A Palestinian young man in his 30s succumbed to serious injuries he sustained when Israeli policemen opened fire at him at dawn Thursday in Tel Aviv.
Israel summons employee at Aqsa Mosque for interrogation
28 Jul 2016 - The Israeli occupation police on Thursday summoned the head of the media and public relations at the Awqaf Department and a guard at al-Aqsa Mosque for interrogation.
Life-sentenced detainee goes on hunger strike in Israeli jail
28 Jul 2016 - Palestinian detainee Waleed Musalmeh has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 12 consecutive days in protest at being isolated in an Israeli prison-cell.
Head of Qatar's reconstruction committee to arrive in Gaza today
28 Jul 2016 - Ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi, head of Qatar's national committee for the reconstruction of Gaza, is slated to arrive in Gaza on Thursday night.
Israel interrogates 18-year-old girl while tied to hospital bed
28 Jul 2016 - 18-year-old Palestinian detainee Raghd al-Shu’ani, has been subjected to exhaustive questioning by the Israeli intelligence officers while tied to the hospital bed.
Rally in Nablus over Red Cross cut of prison visits
28 Jul 2016 - A rally was staged in Nablus on Thursday by the PPS and the National Prisoners Committee to protest a decision by the Red Cross reducing family visits to Palestinian detainees.
Israeli fanatics storm Muslims’ al-Aqsa Mosque
28 Jul 2016 - Hordes of extremist Israeli settlers stormed on Thursday morning Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque via the Maghareba Gate under heavy police escort.
7 Palestinian fishermen kidnapped by Israeli navy off Gaza coast
28 Jul 2016 - Israeli Navy Forces on Thursday morning arrested seven Gaza fishermen and confiscated their boats on the Sudaniya shores northwest of Gaza Strip.
Arij: Israel issued new tenders despite Arab call for settlement halt
28 Jul 2016 - The Applied Research Institute – Arij said that the Israeli government ignored a recent Arab call for halting settlement activities and published four tenders for 323 housing units in Jerusalem.
Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike to protest visit reduction
28 Jul 2016 - Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on Thursday started an open-ended hunger strike in protest at the Red Cross decision to shrink prison visits for West Bank families from twice to once a month.
Farewell to Yarmouk: A Palestinian Refugee’s Journey from Izmir to Greece
28 Jul 2016 - The refugee camp of Yarmouk was ever present in his being, pulling him in and out of an abyss of persistent fears that urged him to never return. But what was this refugee without Yarmouk, his first haven, his last earth?
16 Palestinians kidnapped in IOF dawn raids in W. Bank and J'lem
28 Jul 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday kidnapped 16 Palestinian citizens during campaigns in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Israel demolishes 78 Palestinian facilities
28 Jul 2016 - Since the beginning of 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 78 Palestinian-owned facilities, a rights group revealed.
British Minister: Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, illegal
27 Jul 2016 - British minister for Middle East affairs Tobias Ellwood has expressed concern over Israel's decision to construct 770 settlement units between Occupied Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hamas: Nouakchott summit statement reflects Arab official deterioration
27 Jul 2016 - Hamas condemned the state of deterioration at the Arab official level reflected by Nouakchott summit statement which was held last Monday in Mauritania.
Municipal election registration process shuts down
27 Jul 2016 - The Palestinian Central Committee for Municipal Elections declared Wednesday evening that the registration process at municipal elections 2016 had been shut down.
Decomposed body found under the rubble of damaged homes in Gaza
27 Jul 2016 - Palestinian police in Gaza Wednesday afternoon found a decomposed body in al-Shujaiya neighborhood to the east of Gaza City.
Haneyya renews Hamas adherence to resistance
27 Jul 2016 - Deputy Head of Hamas Movement’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya hailed the heroic steadfastness of the Palestinian martyr Mohamed al-Fakih.
Second power generator in Gaza to operate on Thursday
27 Jul 2016 - The Energy and Natural Resources Authority in the Gaza Strip announced on Wednesday that the second generator of Gaza's sole power station will resume operation on Thursday.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
Notebook: What Hillary’s Speech Needs to Do Tonight
28 Jul 2016 - As Clinton accepts the nomination for the presidency, her less-forgiving viewers will be watching for signs of genuine life.
U.S. Rebukes Israel Over New Settlement Activity
28 Jul 2016 - The State Department reacted strongly to steps to build more than 300 housing units in East Jerusalem, denouncing them as “corrosive to the cause of peace.”
Syria Outlines Plans for Conquest of Aleppo, Backed by Russian Power
28 Jul 2016 - The plan includes providing corridors for civilians to flee and amnesty to insurgents who lay down their arms — offers that were met with deep skepticism.
Wife of Raif Badawi, Imprisoned Saudi Blogger, Feels Pain From Afar
28 Jul 2016 - Ensaf Haidar has had to watch from Canada, where she lives in asylum, as her husband was flogged for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s religious establishment.
Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results
28 Jul 2016 - Leaving a country racked by decades of war, young Afghans who go to Syria fall into peril on the front lines of Aleppo, Homs or other battlegrounds.
U.S. Secures Vast New Trove of Intelligence on ISIS
27 Jul 2016 - Officials say the information, seized by American-backed militias in Syria, could help fight militants on the battlefield and prevent fighters from slipping into Europe.
Blast Kills Dozens in Kurdish-Held Syrian Town; Crisis in Aleppo Worsens
27 Jul 2016 - The explosion struck Qamishli, in the country’s northeast. Separately, Unicef said airstrikes hit four hospitals and a blood bank in Aleppo.
Op-Ed Contributor: Is the Iran-Saudi Cold War Heating Up?
27 Jul 2016 - The Middle East’s two biggest rivals might be starting a tit-for-tat by backing rebel groups. It should stop before it’s too late.
Mohamed Khan, Egyptian Filmmaker, Dies at 73
26 Jul 2016 - Mr. Khan drew popular and critical acclaim for his neorealist films, which focused on social ills and often featured feminist protagonists.
As ISIS Loosens Grip, U.S. and Iraq Prepare for Grinding Insurgency
25 Jul 2016 - The Islamic State’s suicide attack in Baghdad this month, officials say, foreshadows the violence it will unleash as it reverts to its guerrilla roots.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Police face tough time recruiting new officers in Jerusalem
28 Jul 2016 - ‘Obviously, the challenges in Jerusalem are different than in Tel Aviv, where there are more criminal-related incidents than terrorism’
Aura of affirmative action at judges appointments
28 Jul 2016 - At the appointments ceremony at the President’s Residence on Thursday, 16 new judges and court registrars pledged their allegiance to the State of Israel and its laws.
IDF soldiers wounded by stray bullets in separate incidents
28 Jul 2016 - The non-fatal accidents occur just weeks after an Israeli-American lone soldier was killed in a grenade blast.
Push for FIFA to eliminate settler teams from Israeli soccer leagues
28 Jul 2016 -
Netanyahu likely to attend summit in Nigeria by end of year
28 Jul 2016 - PM meets president of 15-member West African regional group.
Kerry to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in Paris on Saturday
28 Jul 2016 -
Netanyahu misses deadline on appointments
28 Jul 2016 - Labor's Margalit to propose plan he worked on with Lebanese and Libyans.
Nusra Front renames itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham
28 Jul 2016 -
MKs protest refusal to make vet’s home accessible
28 Jul 2016 - A crowdfunding page launched by the right-wing NGO My Israel last month to help make Ha’israeli’s home accessible raised over NIS 1.4m.
Netanyahu deflects criticism over tunnels, welcomes Sisi peace push
28 Jul 2016 - PM says last two years in south have been the most quiet in a decade.
Analysis: How Israel undermined the tunnel threat
28 Jul 2016 - Yossi Langotsky pushed for a geophysics solution to the tunnel threat while the security establishment was insistent on "reinventing the wheel."
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 28
28 Jul 2016 -
52 Palestinians arrested in east Jerusalem raids for myriad violent crimes
28 Jul 2016 -
Report: Assad and Putin held secret meeting, discussed Israel
28 Jul 2016 - Putin and Assad reportedly discussed the possibility of a comprehensive agreement with Israel including the Golan Heights.
Indian police arrest 6 suspects in gang-rape of Israeli tourist
28 Jul 2016 -
Israel's 2-year budget structure heads to final vote after dramatic debate
28 Jul 2016 - The budget structure bill still does not allow for an opportunity for there to be no budget for 2018, which would trigger an early election.
Israel's shadow diplomat: Who is Yitzhak Molcho?
28 Jul 2016 - A sixth-generation Jerusalemite, a private lawyer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidant – a look at the man intricately linked with Israel’s foreign relations.
Is another prisoner swap in the offing, or just a long way off?
28 Jul 2016 - Despite reconciliations and promises to try to facilitate talks with Hamas on three missing Israelis and the remains of two dead soldiers, a prisoner swap isn’t likely any time soon.
Israeli art: Upgrading our presence of mind
28 Jul 2016 - How much does the art that we like say about who we are?
‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot attacked as ‘Zionist’ on Twitter
28 Jul 2016 - Israeli actress who has the lead role in the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster face politicized social media chatter after trailer debut.
Jerusalem court extends remand of Wakf members involved in Temple Mount assault
28 Jul 2016 -
Netanyahu denies Israeli government prefers Trump over Clinton
28 Jul 2016 - “The Prime Minister expressed no preference whatsoever in this presidential race,” Netanyahu's spokesman said. “He has scrupulously avoided being dragged into American politics."
'IDF special forces, US Marines train for combating ISIS in Negev drill'
28 Jul 2016 - IDF forces relayed their experience in combating regional terrorism threats to the US forces, according to Israel's Channel 2.
Report: Hamas digging 10 kilometers of tunnels per month toward Israel
28 Jul 2016 - A senior diplomatic source said that Israel has no perfect solution to the tunnel problem, and neither does any other country.
Problems with ports, roads may send Israeli food prices up
28 Jul 2016 - Israel's ports have long been a sore sport for industrialists.
Ex-Saudi general issues scathing critique of Palestinian terror groups
28 Jul 2016 - Eshki posited that PIJ and Hamas leaders have a flawed understanding of normalization.
Gold: Palestinian Authority Balfour lawsuit 'contradiction of peace process’
27 Jul 2016 - The Balfour Declaration pledged British support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.
US angry over new Israeli settlement activity
27 Jul 2016 - The State Department said the move constitutes "activity that is systematically undermining the prospects for a two-state solution."
36 senators, including Tim Kaine, press to add $320M for Israeli missile defense
27 Jul 2016 - The proposed increase in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would go toward three US-Israeli missile defense programs and more purchases of Iron Dome systems.
Beersheba earns first-leg draw in Greece
27 Jul 2016 - Israeli champion on track to continue improbable European run after holding Olympiacos scoreless.
UN: Israel policies forcing Palestinians to leave Area C of the West Bank
27 Jul 2016 - Many of the Palestinians living in Area C have inadequate housing, shelters do not protect the residents from the heat, communities that were previously prosperous have become reliant on food aid.
Israel shares its expertise in combating human trafficking
27 Jul 2016 - Aliza Lavie: "These women are victims of society, and society must give them back their dignity and allow them to continue to live."
Remembering Satyajit Ray
27 Jul 2016 - The late great Indian director’s films are the subject of a retrospective at the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa cinematheques.
Israel strikes a chord with a Milwaukee musician and Houston family
27 Jul 2016 - “For a while now, I’ve thought living in Israel was a better, more wholesome life than living in any other country, especially in America."
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 27
27 Jul 2016 - Protesters torch Israeli flag outside DNC, terrorist's family claims shock, says rabbi-murderer 'loved life', DNC staffers question Holocaust Remembrance Day statement in leaked email, and more.
Giuliani says Israeli leaders don't want a Hillary Clinton presidency
27 Jul 2016 - “I’ve talked to the members of the Israeli government at the highest levels. I know who they want elected here. It’s not Hillary Clinton. It’s not Obama 3,” former NYC Mayor tells Washington Post.
A-G to rule on use of ‘abandoned property law’ to save Amona outpost
27 Jul 2016 - Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is hoping a new interpretation of the law can be found, which would allow the state to seize Palestinian property that had been abandoned for decades.
2 members of Muslim Wakf arrested for attacking Jewish tourist on Temple Mount
27 Jul 2016 - Suspects charge tourist and punch him in face, continue to beat him.
 

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