"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
   
   
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  International Middle East Media Center
 
Netanyahu: Jerusalem Construction to Continue
Israel's construction in Jerusalem will continue, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, speaking at the inauguration of a new road to be named after the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, famous for his hawkish views. ...
Israeli Forces Destroy Palestinian-owned Car Wash near Bethlehem
Forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned shed being used as a car wash shop in the town of http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=al+Khader&button=Search+%3E%3E, to the south of Bethlehem, according to security sources. ...
Israeli Policy of Segregation Continues to Dominate Occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank
The Israeli parliament of the Knesset is expected to decide on a new bill, this coming month, which would impose both a temporal and spatial division of al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews, said Israeli sources. In the South Hebron Hills, Israeli forces continue to deny Palestinians access to their land. while illegally allowing colonial settlers to build there. ...
Forces Raid Rimon Desert Prison
Israeli special forces broke into section five of Rimon prison, yesterday, as part of a regular abusive search campaign, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Studies Center. ...
Bakr Saad Sentenced to 2 Years Imprisonment With Fine
13 new administrative imprisonment orders issued Ahrar Center recently announced that Israel's Ofer court has sentenced prisoner Bakr Sa'ad to two years of imprisonment, with a fine of 4,000 shekels (About $1,070) and a stay of execution for five years. Additionally,13 Palestinian prisoners have been issued administrative imprisonment orders. ...
Settlers, Soldiers, Take Over Buildings, Land, In Silwan
Dozens of armed Israeli settlers and soldiers occupied, on Monday at dawn, two apartment buildings and a land, in the Batn al-Hawa area, in Silwan town, south of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. ...
Seven Palestinians Kidnapped In West Bank Monday
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, various communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped seven Palestinians, including a journalist, after invading their homes and ransacking them. One Palestinian kidnapped late on Sunday. ...
PCHR Report On Israeli Violations In Occupied Palestine
The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR) published its weekly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinians in occupied Palestine in the period between October 2 to October 15. ...
VIDEO: Israeli Border Police Attack Non-violent Protest in Hebron
Today, at the Salaymeh checkpoint in Hebron, Israeli border police detained three Palestinian men, checking their ID cards and making them remove their belts. ...
Student Workers at University of California Support Palestine
Joint Council Prepares for Membership Vote on BDS The Joint Council of the Union of Academic Workers - UAW 2865, a body made up of 83 elected officers who oversee the affairs of the 13,000 member-strong student-worker union in the University of California system, has published an open letter which outlines its intent to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against public institutions and corporations that profit from occupation and apartheid, with direct implication to the state of Israel. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israelis excel at camouflaging the expulsion of Palestinians
Here is an inventory of the methods of expulsion in their various concealments.
Analysis / Brazen Hezbollah renews operations along Israel border
Israel must reexamine the prevailing assumption that Hezbollah is still deterred by the IDF following the 2006 war and is not interested in a confrontation.
U.S. denies claim FBI withheld info on missing Israeli soldier in Gaza war
Accusation comes from rightist American researcher Steven Emerson, considered close to Jewish-American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on '67 lines
New survey shows 76.2% oppose creation of Palestinian state if Jerusalem is divided.
Hamas says it has resumed digging tunnels throughout Gaza
Website affiliated with Palestinian militant group publishes extensive report on tunnels, including conversations between digging team commanders.
Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel
Ismail Haniyeh's daughter was admitted to a Tel Aviv hospital after she suffered complications from a routine procedure.
Key to cybersecurity lies in global coordination, U.S. expert says
Governments need more power at the expense of business and civil society groups, says Christopher Painter.
Abbas threatens legal action to stop settlers from attacking Al-Aqsa
Earlier, Palestinian president called on Palestinians to defend mosque area using `any means.'
False rocket sirens sound in Israel's south
Sirens triggered by malfunction, IDF officer says.
Defense Minister Ya’alon to meet U.S. security heads
Defense minister’s five-day visit to United States will focus on strategic issues.
Missile boat crisis ends as Germany gives Israel $382 million discount
Agreement is a reversal of Berlin's earlier decision to withhold the discount because of Israel's settlement construction.
Lieberman slams 'anti-Semitic' Abbas after Al-Aqsa speech: He's like Islamic State
Foreign Minister says Palestinian leader is trying to ignite area with his call to keep 'settlers' from 'defiling mosque.'
Lieberman: Bennett's attack on Kerry might earn him votes, but damages Israel
Foreign Minister refrains from explicitly backing Kerry, but lauds U.S. support for Jewish state.
The forgotten exiles of the Church of the Nativity
Twenty-six Palestinians deported to Gaza 12 years ago – and their families – still await their promised return to the West Bank.
Palestinians want UN Security Council to vote on Israel pullout this year
UN envoy says that if draft resolution is defeated, Palestinians will join ICC, international treaties.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02- 15 October 2014)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Family home and five other structures demolished by Israeli military
10/20/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Nablus team, Jordan Valley, Occupied Palestine - On October 20th, the Israeli military destroyed six structures belonging to a family in the village of al Jiftlik, in the Jordan Valley. At approximately 6:00 am, Israeli soldiers destroyed the family home of Mohammed Mousa Mohammed...
Palestinian man successfully harvests olives for the first time in 14 years
10/20/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, Tel Rumeida, Occupied Palestine - Today in al-Khalil (Hebron) Hashem Azzeh, a Palestinian man living in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood was able to successfully harvest his olives, on a certain part of his land, for the first time in 14 years...
  Palestine News Network
 
  Uruknet
 
[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
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Fresh fighting in key Syrian town
BBC 20 Oct 2014 - Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
Family of Mohammed Abu Khdeir continues to wait for justice as Israeli court again postpones trial for his killers
Mondoweiss 20 Oct 2014 - Four months after the grisly slaying of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, his killers faced Jerusalem district court judges today to enter their pleas. Instead of responding to the charges, Yosef Haim Ben-David, the 29-year old settler from the Adam settlement and ringleader of the abduction, and two...
B’tselem video: Israeli soldiers blindfold and detain 11 year old disabled child
Mondoweiss 20 Oct 2014 - Watch as settlers from the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, clap, shout and cheer as an Israeli soldier binds the hands of a child behind his back and fastens a blindfold over his eyes as another soldier stands on guard before they lift the...
Chomsky at 85
Mondoweiss 20 Oct 2014 - This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “ Exile and the Prophetic ” feature for Mondoweiss. In our post-Gaza malaise – or is it rather our post-Gaza back-to-business-as-usual? – last week’s passage of a divestment resolution by 400 delegates at the Connecticut Conference of the United...
Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'
BBC 20 Oct 2014 - Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
Syria's Kobane no longer so isolated
BBC 20 Oct 2014 - Kobane gets breathing space in battle against IS
The mock Islamic State slave auction
BBC 20 Oct 2014 - The mock Islamic State 'sex slave market' in London
NYT takes on Europe’s recognition of a Palestinian state
Mondoweiss 20 Oct 2014 - The question of Palestine, or rather the question of Palestinian statehood is plaguing the Israeli government and now the pages of the New York Times . In a round table of op-eds Nadia Hijab, Avital Leibovich, Efraim Halevy, Nathan Thrall, Caroline B. Glick, Richard Ottaway, and Omar...
‘Settlement endorsement should be put on a par with racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism’ –British pol
Mondoweiss 20 Oct 2014 - Last week Sir Alan Duncan, who is a minister for international development in the Conservative government of Britain,  voted  to recognize a Palestinian state, joining an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons. A day later he gave a speech describing “apartheid” conditions in the Israeli...
Battle for Kobane: Before and after images
BBC 20 Oct 2014 - Satellite images show Kobane's changing landscape
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Lebanese MP attacks office worker in judicial palace
Al-Akhbar News 20 Oct 2014 - Lebanese MP Nicolas Fattoush attacked an office worker in the Baabda judicial palace on Monday, source close to the case told Al-Akhbar . Manal Daou, an administrative officer responsible for processing complaints by lawyers, was already working on a case when the Zahle MP entered and placed...
Lebanon will stop recieving new Syrian refugees: Derbas
Al-Akhbar News 20 Oct 2014 - Lebanon will no longer allow the entry of Syrian refugees, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas declared, stressing that the borders will remain open for “emergency cases” only. “Lebanon is no longer officially receiving any Syrian refugees,” Derbas reiterated Monday what he told Al-Akhbar newspaper on Saturday,...
Key ministers appointed to restore security in Iraq
Al-Akhbar News 20 Oct 2014 - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gives a press conference on October 20, 2014 in the Iraqi central shrine city of Najaf, after a meeting with Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. (Photo: AFP-Haidar Hamdani) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gives a press conference on...
Israeli Bedouin doctor killed fighting for ISIS in Syria
Al-Akhbar News 20 Oct 2014 - A Bedouin doctor has been killed fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Syria, Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service said on Sunday. Abdul-Qiyan, a 26-year-old Palestinian with Israeli citizenship from the Palestinian Bedouin village of Hura, studied medicine in Jordan...
Israeli company strikes deal to export natural gas to Egypt
Al-Akhbar News 20 Oct 2014 - An Israeli firm will supply Egypt with natural gas, a company spokesman said Monday, more than two years after sabotage halted the flow of Egyptian gas to Israel. For more than a decade Israel relied on Egypt for roughly 40 percent of its gas needs in...
Government neglect, climate change cause unprecedented flooding in North Lebanon
Al-Akhbar News 20 Oct 2014 - A woman runs through a flooded street in Beirut during a massive rainstorm in November 2011. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) A woman runs through a flooded street in Beirut during a massive rainstorm in November 2011. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) The catastrophe that befell the Akkar and Dinniyeh...
Israel exploiting Jewish holidays to repress Palestinian Jerusalemites
Al-Akhbar Politics 20 Oct 2014 - Israeli security forces stand guard in front of a Palestinian Muslim worshiper performing traditional Friday prayers in a street outside the Old City in east Jerusalem on October 17, 2014. The Israeli government has restricted access to the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest shrine to...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 19 Oct 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 19 Oct 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 19 Oct 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 19 Oct 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 19 Oct 2014 -
Jerusalem Bus Ads Featuring Women in Prayer Shawls Vandalized
The Foward Breaking News 20 Oct 2014 - Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israeli Chief Rabbinate Will Review Rabbi Freundel's Conversions
The Foward Breaking News 20 Oct 2014 - Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is reviewing the validity of conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel — despite the U.S. ruling that the ‘peeping’ rabbi’s conversions ‘remain halakhically valid.’ Click here for the rest of the article...
Arab-Israeli Team Hails Ex-Knesset Lawmaker Accused of Treason
The Foward Breaking News 20 Oct 2014 - An Arab-Israeli soccer team honored a former Knesset lawmaker who fled Israel amid accusations of treason and espionage. Click here for the rest of the article...
U.N. Experts Question Israel About Palestinian's Rights
The Foward Breaking News 20 Oct 2014 - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water. Click here for the rest of the article...
Heirs to German Jews Sue UBS To Recover Art Collection Stolen by Nazis
The Foward Breaking News 20 Oct 2014 - The relatives of German Jews whose art collection was seized by the Nazis have sued UBS, claiming the Swiss bank cheated them out of their inheritance. Click here for the rest of the article...
Nazi Killers Collected Millions in Social Security
The Foward Breaking News 20 Oct 2014 - Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an investigation by The Associated Press found. Click here for the rest of the article...
Tale of Two Sermons on Israel
The Forward Editorial 20 Oct 2014 - EDITORIAL: The high holidays presented a challenge to rabbis who felt the need to address Israel. Two sermons show the difficulty and possibility involved. Click here for the rest of the article...
Stav Shaffir, Ex-Protest Leader, Keeps Eye on the Shekels
The Forward New 20 Oct 2014 - Stav Shaffir has made fiscal transparency her crusade in the Knesset. The former protest leader has earned a reputation as a rabble-rouser eager to shake up the way the government does business. Click here for the rest of the article...
Yeshiva U. Reports First Sexual Assault On Campus in 12 Years — But Says Little Else
The Forward New 20 Oct 2014 - For the first time in 12 years, Yeshiva University has reported a sexual assault on campus. The school won’t offer details — or explain why its public tally of assaults is so low. Click here for the rest of the article...
Christian Evangelicals Push Aliyah — and Jews Are Concerned
The Forward New 19 Oct 2014 - The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews will soon launch its own program to help Jews immigrate to Israel. Some think that’s a bad mix. Click here for the rest of the article...
Tunisia: Coast Guard Thwarts Illegal Emigration Attempt By Syrians in Chott Mariem
allAfrica.com 20 Oct 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Sousse -Coast Guard in Sousse, on Saturday, thwarted, an illegal emigration attempt to Italy by a group of 46 Syrians.
Africa: More Asylum-Seekers Died Trying to Reach Yemen in 2014, Than 3 Past Years Combined - UN
allAfrica.com 20 Oct 2014 - [UN News]More migrants and asylum-seekers are dying in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, this year than in the last three years combined, the UN refugee agency reported today.
Morocco: Morocco Cracks Down On ISIS
allAfrica.com 20 Oct 2014 - [Magharebia]Casablanca -Morocco this week arrested multiple Islamic State (ISIS) sympathisers, propagandists and recruits.
Tunisia: Tunisia 'Strongly' Condemns Israeli Incursion in Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound - FM
allAfrica.com 20 Oct 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia "strongly" condemns the incursion of the Israeli forces in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the ban imposed on prayers to enter the compound and the brutalization of several of them.
Morocco: The New Coalition of the Willing - Morocco & the Fight Against Terrorism in the Middle East
allAfrica.com 20 Oct 2014 - [Moroccan American Center]The US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was announced in full in late September, with Morocco the only Maghreb country to have joined thus far. Morocco has committed to providing humanitarian assistance to aid the populations suffering from...
Zimbabwe: Zim Face Bangladesh in Warm-Up Game
allAfrica.com 20 Oct 2014 - [The Herald]ZIMBABWE begin their tour of Bangladesh with a preparatory three day warm-up game against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Fatullah this morning ahead of their three Tests and five One Day Internationals. Zimbabwe have named three uncapped players in their travelling party in the --...
Texas 2014 Election News: Week of October 20
Arab American Institute 20 Oct 2014 - Early voting begins in Texas TODAY, find out how, when and where to vote and read our coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Texas Voter ID Law and what it means for Texas' voters.
Arab American Makes National Book Award Shortlist
Arab American Institute 20 Oct 2014 - By Kristyn Acho Fall Intern, 2014 Last week, award-winning Arab American author Rabih Alameddine was named as one of the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People�s Literature, and Poetry.
Secretary Kerry Speaks at Eid al-Adha Dinner
Arab American Institute 20 Oct 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at an Eid al-Adha dinner in Washington, DC last week and in between the messages of peace, community bonding, and interfaith dialogue Secretary Kerry discussed how ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is central to the U.S. campaign to defeat extremism in...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 20 Oct 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 20 Oct 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 20 Oct 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 20 Oct 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 20 Oct 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 20 Oct 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...
Israel’s Hannibal Directive
Sabbah report 20 Oct 2014 - Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. Slaughtering Palestinian civilians is longstanding Israeli policy. The post: Israel’s Hannibal Directive appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism
Sabbah report 20 Oct 2014 - 'Anti-Semitism', say the experts, is a 'virus' with no rational basis. That's the official decree. But real history is not so black and white. This is why the entire paradigm of anti-Semitic theory needs to be revised, deconstructed and junked. The post: The Virtue & Necessity...
US guilty of war crimes in Palestine
Sabbah report 20 Oct 2014 - If humanity is to be served, citizens who believe in equal access to international tools of justice must speak up and denounce the continued U.S. hegemony over Palestine. The post: US guilty of war crimes in Palestine appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 20 Oct 2014 - One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities. The post: Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up...
Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?
Sabbah report 20 Oct 2014 - Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations....
Gaza War Postmortems
Sabbah report 20 Oct 2014 - Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. The post: Gaza War Postmortems appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our opening panel, Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism , which highlighted the challenges facing advocates for Palestinian...
  Ma'an News
 
Settlers take over 2 buildings in East Jerusalem
10/20/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Armed Jewish settlers took over two buildings in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Monday, a local group said. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that a group of armed settlers raided Silwan at 2 a. m...
Minister: Construction materials must enter Gaza
10/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Minister of Labor Mamoun Abu Shahla said on Monday evening that the reconstruction in Gaza will be delayed if construction materials are not permitted immediately. Abu Shahla told Ma'an that if construction materials do not...
Israeli forces detain Palestinian journalist near Ramallah
10/20/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian journalist in the Ramallah village of Nilin on Monday, witnesses said. Mustafa al-Khawaja, a reporter for Al-Aqsa TV, was detained after Israeli forces raided his home. He was assaulted during the arrest, witnesses...
Israel hospital treats daughter of Hamas leader
10/20/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- An Israeli hospital said on Sunday that it has treated a daughter of Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the former Hamas-run government in Gaza. A spokesman at Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv told AFP that the daughter had been...
Gazans visit relatives jailed in Israel for 1st time since June
10/20/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over 60 Palestinians from Gaza visited relatives in Israeli jails on Monday for the first time since June, officials said. A Palestinian crossings official said two buses carrying the relatives of Palestinian prisoners crossed into Israel, the...
Israel football body to discipline Arab team Bnei Sakhnin
10/21/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- The Israel Football Association said Monday it is to take disciplinary measures against an Arab club in the Premier League over a tribute it paid to a fugitive former MP. The IFA said it had "decided to take disciplinary action...
Israeli security: Bedouin man killed fighting for IS in Syria
10/20/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A Bedouin doctor has been killed fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria, Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service said on Sunday. The agency said Othman Abu al-Qiyan, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who studied medicine in...
US military airdrops weapons, ammunition to Kurds near Kobane
10/20/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The American military provided weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey. The C-130 cargo aircraft conducted "multiple" airdrops...
15 killed in Yemen suicide car bomb targeting rebels
10/20/2014 - SANAA (AFP) -- A suicide bomber killed 15 people, including children, when he detonated an explosives-laden car near a Shiite rebel checkpoint in central Yemen on Monday, witnesses said. The blast went off within yards of the checkpoint in the town of Rada...
UAE launches project to send unmanned probe to Mars
10/20/2014 - DUBAI (AFP) -- Oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Monday launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The Gulf state set up the UAE Space Agency to supervise and finance the "Emirates Institution for Advanced...
  The Guardian
 
Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose detail of Palestinian state, poll shows
20 Oct 2014 - Rightwing thinktanks poll confirms argument that Israelis who support theory of two-state solution recoil from concrete details A poll has found that 75% of...
  Daily Star
 
US welcomes Turkish move to let Iraqi Kurds into Syria
20 Oct 2014 The United States on Monday praised a policy reversal by Turkey which agreed to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the border to help defend a besieged Syrian town.
Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon
20 Oct 2014 Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reports.
UN questions Israel on Palestinians' rights
20 Oct 2014 U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water.
Iran acts to meet terms of extended nuclear deal with powers: IAEA
20 Oct 2014 Iran has taken further action to comply with terms of an extended interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency update on the accord's implementation showed on Monday.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Kochav Yair and Beit Jann top rankings for matriculation passing rates
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Too close to call as Jerusalem elects two chief rabbis Tuesday
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Lufthansa pilot strike disrupts flights to and from Germany
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Netanyahu says he’ll block conversion reform because of Orthodox opposition
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Boy, 12, dies after apparent heart attack at school in Rishon Letzion
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
State postpones plea bargain with Rabbi Pinto over bribery allegations
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Rightist Im Tirtzu group received 200,000 shekels from settler NGO
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Number of Jewish Silwan residents doubles in overnight mission
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Body of missing Israeli found in Nepal
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Lieberman: Time to jail 'terrorist' MK Zoabi
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Third suspect in gas explosion in Acre, awake from coma, indicted
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Israel's rich and powerful mingle at rooftop party
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Israeli deputy minister to Brits: Keep enjoying Islamic State
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Ministry targets new initiative for cheaper homes to start in December
Ha'aretz - 20 Oct 2014
Witnesses withdraw testimony against 'sex criminal' Israel Police officer
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Vegan Israeli soldiers’ beef: not enough nutritious food
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Lung cancer rate 26% higher than average for Haifa women
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
MK Zoabi: Israeli combat pilots are no better than Islamic State beheaders
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
‘Devoted’ intern at Ashkelon hospital dies fighting with Islamic State
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Israelis injured in Nepal blizzard flown home, as search called off
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Heavy rains pour in Israel; danger of flooding in south
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Suspect to be charged in murder of Taibeh school principal
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Ex-state’s witness in Tel Aviv gay-killing case gets nearly 6 years
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
Israel intensifies Ebola screening: All airline passengers arriving from Africa to be tested
Ha'aretz - 19 Oct 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Ra'ed Musa on hunger strike to restore his freedom (news report)
Captive Ra'ed Musa has been on a hunger strike for more than a month amid intransigence by the Israeli occupation authority and an extremely weak public and official reaction to his cause.
New Israeli plan to build 71 housing units in east Jerusalem
The Israeli municipal council declared on Sunday its approval of the construction of 71 housing units in the illegal settlement of Har Homa on Abu Ghuneim Mount to the southeast of Jerusalem.
Knesset to vote on the division of al-Aqsa Mosque
Arab MK Massoud Ghanayem revealed that Israeli Knesset is expected to vote on a bill to divide al-Aqsa Mosque next month.
IOF kidnaps Aqsa channel reporter Mustafa Khawaja from his house
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Monday kidnapped journalist Mustafa Al-Khawaja, who works as a reporter for Al-Aqsa satellite channel in Ramallah, from his house in Ni'lin town.
Khudari: Israel controls reconstruction of Gaza
Member of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Jamal Khudari said Monday that Israel disrupts Gaza reconstruction process as it still closes the border crossings and tights its siege on the Strip.
Hamas: The Palestinians from all spectra will rise up to defend the Aqsa Mosque
The Hamas Movement warned that the Palestinian people, their resistance and political forces would not stand idly by watching Israel's violations against the Aqsa Mosque.
Settlers seize 10 Palestinian-owned housing units
Israeli settlers seized at dawn Monday two Palestinian residential buildings in Silwan town southern al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem under Israeli forces protection.
Israeli MKs press for jailing Arab MK Zoabi after she dubs Israel terrorist
A horde of Israeli MKs called for the immediate expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset and the elimination of her Israeli citizenship after she compared Israel to terrorist states.
Masri: No power on earth can exclude Hamas
Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Mushir al-Masri confirmed that no power on earth can exclude Hamas Movement from the political scene.
Bardawil: Hamas has powerful cards forcing Israel to respect the truce deal
Senior Hamas official and lawmaker Salah Al-Bardawil said his Movement has powerful cards that would force the occupation to fulfill its obligations under the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement.
  IRIN
 
Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid
JERUSALEM/DUBAI 07 October 2014 (IRIN) - Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions.
  Aljazeera
 
UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis
10/20/2014 - There is a move to impose sanctions on ex-president Saleh, his son and three Houthi leaders, sources tell Al Jazeera.
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds join Kobane battle
10/20/2014 - Minister says Iraqi Peshmerga will be allowed to cross Turkey's border to aid fight for Syrian town besieged by ISIL.
Deadly car bombings hit Iraq's Karbala
10/20/2014 - String of five car bombings in the Shia shrine city kills at least 15 people and injures another 48, officials say.
Third UN employee dies of Ebola
10/20/2014 - UN says a staff member, who had been quarantined since last Tuesday, died of the deadly virus in Sierra Leone.
Australia parliament reverses face veil rule
10/20/2014 - Parliament House backtracks on controversial decision to make women covering their faces sit in separate enclosures.
Sri Lanka 'to hold early presidential poll'
10/20/2014 - Information minister says election will be held in January, two years before President Rajapaksa's current term expires.
Dozens dead in Bangladesh bus crash
10/20/2014 - At least 32 people killed after two buses collide in Natore, 220km from capital Dhaka.
Hunting China's 'tigers and flies'
10/20/2014 - President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive comes under scrutiny as the Communist Party's Central Committee meets.
  New York Times
 
Despite U.S. Pressure, Travel Ban Stands for American Couple Held in Qatar
20 Oct 2014 - A Qatar appeals court said it would rule Nov. 30 on the couple’s conviction in the death of their adopted daughter nearly two years ago.
Turkey Says It Will Aid Kurdish Forces in Fight for Kobani
20 Oct 2014 - Turkey, in an apparent shift, said that it would facilitate the movement of Iraqi Kurdish forces to the embattled Syrian city of Kobani to join the battle against militants.
More Jewish Settlers Move Into East Jerusalem Neighborhood
20 Oct 2014 - An earlier influx of settlers to the Silwan area had been condemned by the Obama administration as “provocative.”
Dozens Are Killed in Attacks on Shiite Targets in Iraq
20 Oct 2014 - A flurry of attacks included a quadruple car bombing near two of the holiest shrines in Shiite Islam, killing 40, officials said.
U.S. Airdrops Weapons and Supplies to Kurds Fighting in Kobani
20 Oct 2014 - On top of recent airstrikes against the Islamic State, the move reflects the importance of the Syrian town on the Turkish border.
Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress
19 Oct 2014 - The Iranians have signaled that they would accept a “suspension” of the stringent sanctions that have cut their oil revenues and terminated their banking relationships with the West.
Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Make a Bad Deal With Iran
19 Oct 2014 - The Islamic Republic is the greatest threat to global security; it must not be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
U.S. Commander Reports Heavy ISIS Losses in Syrian City of Kobani
19 Oct 2014 - The head of the United States Central Command indicated that even if the Islamic State managed to take Kobani, the victory would be costly to the group.
In Iraq, Trains Herald Both Progress and Loss
19 Oct 2014 - Riding the train feels like an act of nostalgia, representing connection in a place where people are increasingly detached from one another.
A Train Ride Through Time: From Iraq’s Checkered Past Into an Uncertain Future
18 Oct 2014 - Grand ambitions to restore the country’s run-down train services to their former glory have been impeded by Islamic State’s advances.
After Delay, Iraq Appoints Two to Posts for Security
18 Oct 2014 - Parliament approved two appointees to lead ministries responsible for the nation’s security forces, vacancies that had highlighted sectarian tensions and generated weeks of negotiations.
Blunt U.S. Appeal Encourages Huangs, Couple Held in Qatar
18 Oct 2014 - Matthew and Grace Huang, who were arrested after the death of their adopted daughter, are cautiously optimistic that they may finally be permitted to go home.
ISIS Keeps Up Pressure Near Baghdad as Iraqi Troops Hesitate
17 Oct 2014 - Islamic State militants are still dominating the fight in Iraq’s crucial Anbar Province weeks into the American air campaign.
ISIS Militants in Syrian Border Town Begin to Retreat After a Monthlong Battle
17 Oct 2014 - The advance of Islamic State forces on Kobani, Syria, has stalled as the militants have been forced to retreat on several fronts, shifting the monthlong battle in favor of the Kurdish fighters defending the city.
  Jerusalem Post
 
UN: Israel must uphold human rights law in its treatment of Palestinians
20 Oct 2014 - Justice Ministry official relieved Protective Edge not major focus of Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
Turkey grants passage for Iraqi Kurds to fight Islamic State in Syria
20 Oct 2014 - Announcement marks a significant policy shift by Ankara -a government that has long been hostile to Kurdish nationalists
Leading Jewish, Arab Israeli artists to perform in Daniel Pearl memorial concert
20 Oct 2014 - David Broza, Mira Awad, Jerusalem Jewish-Arab Youth Chorus to take stage in Lod at 8 p.m. Thursday for music event in conjunction with "Daniel Pearl World Music Days."
Abbas adds 'hard labor' to punishment for Palestinians who sell land to Israelis
20 Oct 2014 - PA president's decision came following reports that Palestinians have sold houses in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood to Jews.
Will this Shabbat be the one that Jews around the world observe?
20 Oct 2014 - Communities as far flung as Nigeria and Australia have organized events for the Shabbos Project.
State committee recommends softer approach to natural resource surtax
20 Oct 2014 - The Sheshinski 2 Committee was tasked last year by Lapid with examining the state’s taxation and royalty policies for the exploitation of natural resources.
A Palestinian state can only emerge from negotiations
20 Oct 2014 - If my friends Zehava Gal-On, Tal Harris or Avrum Burg think that the Swedish or British parliaments can play the role of the Israeli government, then they are wasting their time.
Iran takes action to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers, IAEA says
20 Oct 2014 - Islamic Republic is meeting its commitments under the temporary deal according to an IAEA report seen by Reuters.
Art inside and out
20 Oct 2014 - Appreciating beauty in everyday life is an integral part of photographer Matty Karp’s new exhibit.
Review: Acre Festival
20 Oct 2014 - Best Actress went to Noa Har-Zion for her performance as Shelley in the self-indulgent and forgettable Amsterdam Blog.
IDF investigates brief detention of Palestinian youth
20 Oct 2014 - Rights group says 11-year-old boy suspected of throwing stones in West Bank city of Hebron is disabled.
Netanyahu instructs Likud MKs to push through Lapid's flagship housing plan
20 Oct 2014 - Netanyahu angered Lapid last month when he froze the legislation in order to pass it along with other bills related to the 2015 state budget.
Iran FM meets Palestinian Jihad leader, voices support for Palestinian 'resistance'
20 Oct 2014 - Zarif congratulated Palestinian Jihad head Ramadan Abdullah Shallah for the “victory” of the resistance in the Gaza war this past summer in a meeting on Sunday in Tehran.
US social security payments to Nazi war criminals sends ripples through Jewish world
20 Oct 2014 - War criminals who immigrated to America, were outed and subsequently expelled and have collected millions in state benefits.
Man who called MK Regev 'filthy whore' countersues her for NIS 330,000
20 Oct 2014 - Regev "was negligent in publicizing Gili Golan's address on her Facebook page, which turned his life into a nightmare," the lawsuit, submitted to the Haifa Magistrate's Court, reads.
Israel Cancer Association to kick off 'Knock on the Door fundraising campaign'
20 Oct 2014 - New research links obesity, excessive TV watching, alcohol and red meat consumption, use of unapproved hair straightening chemicals with higher cancer risk.
Report: Israeli officials fear Obama will try to avoid bringing Iran nuclear deal before Congress
20 Oct 2014 - 'New York Times' reports that Obama administration would likely lose a congressional vote to terminate sanctions; Israeli officials reportedly think Congress would prevent a bad deal.
Jerusalem Post News: October 20, 2014
20 Oct 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Liberman calls to ban Balad, 'a branch of Hamas in the Knesset'
20 Oct 2014 - MK Ghattas says that "unlike IDF, Islamic State doesn't commit crimes against humanity," echoing Zoabi's statements.
Argentine far-left leader jailed for threatening Jewish rally at Iranian Embassy
20 Oct 2014 - Fernando Esteche, leader of the far-left group Quebracho, said he was protesting Israel’s “massacre against the Palestinians.”
Body of missing Israeli woman, Michal Cherkesky, found in Nepal after 6 days
20 Oct 2014 - A total of seven Israelis landed in Israel in the early hours of Sunday morning from Nepal to receive continued treatment.
9 Jewish families move into Jerusalem’s Arab Silwan neighborhood
20 Oct 2014 - Rivlin: Our capital cannot be a city in which the building is done in secret, or whereby moving into apartments is done in the dead of night.
British MP condemned for anti-Israel comments
19 Oct 2014 - Sir Alan Duncan is a lifelong Arabist and a former UK government minister who retains a desk in the Foreign Office as Britain’s special envoy to Oman and Yemen.
Frankfurt kosher butchers accused of selling unkosher meat
19 Oct 2014 - Two Jews are on trial for selling the meat to unsuspecting customers over a period of two years.
  YNet News
 
White House: Nazis shouldn't get Social Security
20 Oct 2014 - 'Our position is we don't believe these individuals should be getting these benefits,' White House says after report reveals dozens of suspected Nazis receive US social security. ....
6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia border
20 Oct 2014 - ....
Egyptian PM: No plan for military action against Islamic State
20 Oct 2014 - 'US aerial intervention United States is very important intervention at this stage,' Ibrahim Mehleb claims, but says 'people from Islamic State from Europe is the biggest challenge today.' ....
False links in the Middle East
20 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Netanyahu's Hamas-ISIS equation and Kerry's link between ISIS and Israeli-Palestinian conflict are both unfounded and only serve as a way to avoid dealing with the real challenges. ....
Netanyahu laying groundwork for early elections
20 Oct 2014 - 'There is an atmosphere of elections,' senior officials say, claiming Netanyahu is working to lay the groundwork for a general election as early as May; according to officials, Netanyahu will first call primaries in the Likud and then move to form new collation with Bennett, Haredi factions. ....
Firebombs, firecrackers thrown at Jewish settlers' homes in East Jerusalem
20 Oct 2014 - ....
Indirect ceasefire talks between Israel, Hamas to start in a week
20 Oct 2014 - ....
Bus driver lightly wounded after his bus was pelted with rocks
20 Oct 2014 - ....
Haredim vandalize buses in Jerusalem over ad showing women wearing kippahs
20 Oct 2014 - ....
The rabbinic domination of the womb
20 Oct 2014 - By turning biblical blessing 'be fruitful and multiply' into a commandment exclusively for men, rabbinic sages turned act of giving birth into a battlefield. ....
Israeli academia is not accepting of the other
20 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: When academic conference held under banner of 'Accepting the Other' only has Ashkenazi participants, it's not rejection - it's a disgrace. ....
British MPs' recognition of Palestine is a pro-Israel move
19 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: As one-state idea sinks into Palestinian and international consciousness, any recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state is in Israel's best interest. ....
IDF chief is telling the truth about Hamas
19 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: In his remark about terror group's 'courageous actions,' Benny Gantz put an end to Israel's national sport in the past generation: Lying to ourselves. ....
IFCJ aims to bring olim to Israel
19 Oct 2014 - In major shift in its policy, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews announces new mission to assist aliyah to Israel from former Soviet Union and other countries in crisis. ....
 

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