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  International Middle East Media Center
 
UN Official Pledges to Lift the Siege on Gaza
The new Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl pledged, yesterday, to defend Gaza and to work hard to end the blockade. ...
Ministry of Education Holds Sit-in to Mark Prisoners Day
Large numbers of students from different schools, Thursday morning, participated in a sit-in organized by the Ministry of Education in Gaza, to mark the Prisoners’ Day, on April 17. ...
Statement by Erekat Marking the Day of the Palestinian Prisoner
A staggering 800,000 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces since 1967. 5224 remain incarcerated today, including administrative, sick, female and children detainees. These numbers reflect one of the worst experiences of imprisonment in contemporary history, designed to break the will of an entire nation seeking freedom. ...
Israeli Forces, Palestinians Clash South of Bethlehem
Several Palestinians were injured, on Thursday, during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the Bethlehem village of Tuqu, locals said. ...
Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24
[Thursday, April 17, 2014] Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, said they intend to launch an open-ended hunger strike, starting next Thursday, April 24. ...
Army Kidnaps Eight Palestinians In The West Bank
[Thursday, April 17, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into homes and searched them, installed roadblocks and kidnapped at least eight young Palestinian men. The army also attacked and detained teachers and students in a Hebron school. ...
Hamas Calls on Arab, Muslim Countries to Expel Israeli Ambassadors
Spokesman for the Hamas movement Fawzi Barhoum, on Wednesday, called on all Arab and Muslim leaders to expel Israeli ambassadors in their countries in order to pressure Israel to end its attacks and violations on Palestinians. ...
Israel Court Lifts Gag Order on Shin Bet Detention of Journalist Majd Kayyal
An Israeli court has agreed to lift beginning tomorrow the gag order on reporting anything related to the detention of the journalist Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. ...
Palestinian PM Calls for Opening Rafah Crossing
World Bank approves two projects of $13 million for environmental, health issues Palestinian PM Ismail Haniyeh called on Egyptian authorities to open the border to the Gaza Strip around the clock for individuals and goods, and to allow the entry of all goods and materials needed to complete the Qatar Grant Projects. ...
National Council Calls for Treating Palestinian Prisoners as War Prisoners
IPS transfers Abu Sisi to Nafha prison, amidst hunger strikes, escalated abductions across the region The Palestinian National Council called in a statement, on Wednesday, upon the Israeli authorities to treat the Palestinian prisoners as war prisoners, after the state of Palestine became a member in the Fourth Geneva Conventions, and particularly the Third Geneva Convention. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Ten Palestinians wounded in Hebron Prisoners Day clashes
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat: Israel has imprisoned over 800,000 Palestinians since 1967.
Israel's double standard on reporters visiting enemy states
I traveled to Tunis, reported from the heart of Baghdad, toured Lebanon and no Shin Bet agent ever questioned me; I'm no exception.
Why training will be the IDF's next big battle
As the 2013 budgetary skirmish led to a sharp cut in army training, commanders warn that improvising short exercises is not a long-term solution.
Kerry looks to ease restrictions for visa-seeking young Israelis
State Department seeking to 'make every effort to maximize the number of young Israelis able to travel to the United States.’
Israeli Arab journalist arrested upon return from Beirut visit
'I don't see Lebanon as an enemy country,' says Majd Kaayal, activist who attended 40-year anniversary bash by Lebanese paper for which he writes.
Over 800,000 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel since 1967, says Erekat
Currently, 5,224 in jails as Prisoners Day marked in territories.
Abbas: Willing to extend talks, but first three months must focus on borders
Palestinian presidents tells Israeli MKs that he supports pushing negotiations on for another nine months, but says settlements must be halted as borders of Palestinian state drawn.
PA to fall by end of year, says Palestinian minister
Talk is of 'handing Israel back the keys,' says Religious Affairs Minister Mahmoud al-Habash.
Overland aid convoy due to arrive in Gaza next week
The convoy includes over 30 activists from Arab and European countries and is carrying humanitarian aid and medical supplies to hospitals in Gaza.
Amnesty International calls on Israel to let Vanunu go
Nuclear whistle-blower who was released from prison in 2004 should be allowed to leave Israel and speak to anyone he wants, rights group says.
Israeli-Palestinian negotiators postpone scheduled meeting
Israeli officials say reason is two-fold: to await Martin Indyk's arrival and to avoid holding meeting on day of terror victim's funeral.
Three Palestinians killed, five hurt in mysterious Gaza blast
Israeli military denies involvement, says no strikes carried out in Gaza Strip.
Israeli plane bearing Vatican logo to bring pope back to Rome after May visit
Boeing 777 to take Pope Francis home on special El Al flight after Pope Francis meets with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
Putin to Netanyahu: Ukraine to blame for escalation
Russian president says crisis is result of Ukraine's 'disregard for rights and interests of its Russian-speaking citizens;' Israel and U.S. at odds over prior's failure to condemn Russia.
New York Times calls on U.S. administration to drop peace efforts
Influential newspaper says Obama and Kerry should 'move on and devote their attention to other major international challenges like Ukraine.'
Yet another attack without any advance warning
Good planning and lack of prior intelligence have been the hallmarks of several recent attacks.
Palestinians: West Bank woman died after inhaling tear gas
IDF denies that soldiers used gas grenades near her home; Palestinians confirm woman had heart condition.
Victim of Hebron shooting senior officer in Israel Police
Search continues for assailant; Netanyahu says attack result of PA incitement; U.S. condemns shooting.
Australian files reveal alleged knowledge of Israel nuclear arms
Sydney Morning Herald cites declassified government files that show Australia believed Israel possesses atomic weapons for over 30 years.
Search continues for shooter who killed Israeli near Hebron
Israeli army lifts blockade over Palestinian village were shooter is thought to be hiding; attack considered 'one man operation,' no terror group involved.
Saudi Arabia denies Lieberman's claim of secret diplomacy
Israeli foreign minister says Israel in talks with Arab states based on common fear of Iran.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
PCHR Organizes Meeting on Launching Report on Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
PCHR Denounces Imposing Prior Permits for Holding Private Meetings in Gaza
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
An area of land and an olive tree planted in Asira, in memory of Vittorio Arrigoni
4/17/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - International Solidarity Movement, Nablus Team|Asira, Occupied Palestine - On the 16th of April, the children of the Retaj Centre for Women and Children in Asira planted an olive tree on a piece of land which has been named after Vittorio Arrigoni. This symbolic...
Jewish holiday increases violence in Hebron
4/17/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - International Solidarity Movement, Khalil Team|Hebron, Occupied Palestine - Pesach, or Passover, startedMonday 14th April and is a seven day long holiday where many zionist tourists and settlers from illegal settlements travel to al-Khalil (Hebron). Increased violence and attacks towards Palestinians occurs during many...
What will Gaza's Ark face from the Israeli navy as it challenges the blockade?
4/17/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - International Solidarity Movement, Charlie Andreasson| Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The heavy bang is heard clearly, and I have to resist the impulse to climb over the breakwater to try to get a view of the attack in the haze. And a new round...
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[Uruknet 104645 05-feb-2014 00:02 ECT] The Constant Presence of U.S. Drones in the Sky Traumatize and Ruin Lives on the Ground
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Nabila s drawings are like any other nine-year-old s. A house rests besides a winding path, a winding path on which wander two stick figures. Tall trees, rising against the back drop of majestic hills. Clouds...
[Uruknet 104643 04-feb-2014 18:16 ECT] Palestinian family struggles to survive after repeated home demolitions
4 Feb 2014 - February 3, 2014 - "Watch out! The bulldozers and the jeeps are coming."Shirin Salamein heard the warning from one of her neighbors as she finished milking her sheep and goats close to her home. She lives in the village of...
[Uruknet 104642 04-feb-2014 18:12 ECT] Settlers uproot more than 1,000 olive saplings near Ramallah
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -- Jewish settlers on Sunday vandalized private Palestinian agricultural lands north of Ramallah and uprooted more than 1000 olive trees and newly planted saplings, a Palestinian official said.Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlement-related activities...
[Uruknet 104641 04-feb-2014 18:00 ECT] PCHR and IDMC Issue Report on Israeli Violations in Access Restricted Areas
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - On 01 February 2014, the report "Under Fire" issued by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) was launched in London. The report addresses the Israeli violations in Access...
[Uruknet 104640 04-feb-2014 17:53 ECT] Syria News - February 2, 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -- By the end of Sunday the Coordination Committees were able to document 136 martyrs including 27 children, 12 women and 8 martyrs under torture: 88 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 24 in Damascus and its Suburbs;...
[Uruknet 104639 04-feb-2014 17:49 ECT] Good News and Bad from Palestine
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - First the good news. There s much to report. On November 29, 2013, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. A previous article asked why this year?...
[Uruknet 104638 04-feb-2014 17:40 ECT] Military Resistance 12B2 Sheepless in Seattle and More[1]
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Pew Research Center poll underscore the erosion in support for the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and the loss of faith in the outcome of the wars, both launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11,...
[Uruknet 104637 04-feb-2014 17:31 ECT] Iran FM Zarif, meeting Kerry, says not authorized to discuss Syria Read more
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for just over an hour Sunday. They discussed upcoming comprehensive Iran nuclear negotiations set to...
[Uruknet 104636 04-feb-2014 17:13 ECT] On Trial, Drone Protester Proves Wrong People Charged
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Closing Argument presented on Janurary 31, 2014, by Judith Bello on trial as of those who protested at Hancock Air Base in New York State on October 25, 2012: ...You have heard testimony that Weaponized Drones,...
[Uruknet 104635 04-feb-2014 16:52 ECT] George Washington, The Pentagon, and the CIA
4 Feb 2014 - ...Not even in George Orwell s "1984" was Big Brother watching everybody in the world the way Uncle Sam is now watching you, yes you, and you and you and you and you and you.We have come so far from...
[Uruknet 104634 04-feb-2014 16:46 ECT] Muhammed Mubarak, 20, killed by Israeli military
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - On the 30th of January, 20 year-old Muhammed Mubarak, a resident of Jalazone refugee camp, was killed by the Israeli military after he was shot from a close distance. He was working as a traffic controller...
[Uruknet 104633 04-feb-2014 16:38 ECT] SodaStream violates International Law
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - After significant press coverage of the situation, Scarlett Johansson made the decision to step down from her position as an ambassador for Oxfam, over a "fundamental difference of opinion" with the charity, according to Haaretz. Johansson...
[Uruknet 104632 04-feb-2014 16:21 ECT] Settlers Uproot Hundreds Of Trees In Nablus, Ramallah
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - [Sunday, February 2, 2014] Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian orchards in the West Bank districts of Nablus and Ramallah, uprooting more than 1,425 olive trees and saplings.Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli Settlements File,...
[Uruknet 104631 04-feb-2014 16:17 ECT] Between Normal and Abnormal: A Day in Aida Camp
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -"This is normal, we got used to it!" Salah, the Director of Lajee Center responded to me when I comment that the center smells like tear gas even though the clashes had not started yet. Lajee Center (...
[Uruknet 104630 04-feb-2014 16:08 ECT] How would Arafat and Habash React to Events in Yarmouk?
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -There is this damning obsession with how would certain dead leaders behave in current circumstances. Perhaps this obsession is borne out of an understandable yearning for a charismatic political figure that would unite the Palestinians under one...
[Uruknet 104629 04-feb-2014 16:03 ECT] Israel repeatedly forbids call to prayer because it annoys settlers
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014-- Israeli forces forbade the Islamic call for prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron 49 times in the month of January because it "annoyed" Jewish settlers, according to an official from the Palestinian Authority ministry of endowments....
[Uruknet 104628 04-feb-2014 15:39 ECT] Iraqi Army Bombs Falluja, Prepares for Ground Assault
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - The Iraqi army intensified its shelling of Falluja on Sunday in preparation for a ground assault to regain control over the city, which has been under the control of militants for a month. Mostly Sunni Muslim...
[Uruknet 104626 04-feb-2014 15:46 ECT] In Gaza, remembering the sick Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - At this week s Gaza sit-in in solidarity with political prisoners in Israeli jails, the focus was on the sick prisoners. The Palestinian political prisoners in need of medical care number about 1,000, and the lives...
[Uruknet 104625 04-feb-2014 15:39 ECT] Iraqi Army Bombs Falluja, Prepares for Ground Assault
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - The Iraqi army intensified its shelling of Falluja on Sunday in preparation for a ground assault to regain control over the city, which has been under the control of militants for a month. Mostly Sunni Muslim...
[Uruknet 104624 04-feb-2014 14:36 ECT] Why the Boycott Movement Scares Israel
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 -If Secretary of State John Kerry s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel s continuing construction of illegal settlements, the Israeli government will likely face an international boycott "on...
[Uruknet 104623 04-feb-2014 14:32 ECT] Iran FM Zarif, meeting Kerry, says not authorized to discuss Syria Read more
4 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for just over an hour Sunday. They discussed upcoming comprehensive Iran nuclear negotiations set to...
[Uruknet 104622 04-feb-2014 03:15 ECT] Christie, Clapper and other Officials who should be in Jail instead of Snowden
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - The vindictiveness toward Edward Snowden in official Washington has nothing to do with law-breaking and everything to do with the privileges of power. The powerful in Washington may spy on us, but we are not to...
[Uruknet 104621 04-feb-2014 02:58 ECT] Israeli Columnist Calls for Extermination of Palestinians
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - ...Schein has in effect called upon his fellow Israelis to harken back to the Bible s tribal blood feuds and not just ethnically cleanse, but exterminate the Palestinians. He has called for genocide. With a wink...
[Uruknet 104620 04-feb-2014 01:51 ECT] How many New Yorkers know they just elected a new mayor of Israel?
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - We ve been charting the angry response to Mayor Bill de Blasio s private meeting with AIPAC, at which he promised to stand up for the rightwing Israel lobby group wherever and whenever. The other day...
[Uruknet 104619 04-feb-2014 01:35 ECT] The continuing deterioration of women s rights in Iraq
3 Feb 2014 - February 2, 2014 - National Iraqi News Agency reported on Friday 24th January that the Iraqi military s mortar shelling the night before left 4 people dead and 32 more injured "including women and children" and Saturday s military shelling...
  Misc
 
Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future
BBC 17 Apr 2014 - Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.
VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's rising music star
BBC 17 Apr 2014 - Israel's latest star and her musical heritage
What makes Jerusalem so holy?
BBC 17 Apr 2014 - What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA
BBC 17 Apr 2014 - Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.
Palestinian youth say the talks with Israel are futile
Mondoweiss 17 Apr 2014 - Palestinian security forces blocked youth protesters from accessing the Muqataa and beat them with batons at a demonstration against negotiations with Israel, 2013. (Photo: Allison Deger) Last summer when negotiations resumed between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, hundreds of Palestinian youth took to the streets of Ramallah...
Syrian children at mercy of attacks
BBC 17 Apr 2014 - Syrian children and their families living in constant fear of mortar attacks
Majd Kayyal Released from Israeli Prison, Most Serious Security Charges Dropped
Tikun Olam 17 Apr 2014 - It isn’t often there are victories to report in the struggle for justice for Palestine.  But through the combined efforts of U.S. bloggers, reporters and Israeli activists, the Israeli state has backed down from its persecution of Israeli-Palestinian journalist and political activist, Majd Kayyal.  Today, he...
Stephen Walt: publishing ‘Israel lobby’ ended any thought of serving in US gov’t
Mondoweiss 17 Apr 2014 - Stephen M. Walt At Haaretz, Chemi Shalev has posted a long, hostile, and fascinating interview with Stephen Walt that raises the question of why Walt has never been offered such a platform in the U.S. to expound on his views. Under a redbaiting headline– “I’m not...
Resurrecting Passover?
Mondoweiss 17 Apr 2014 - Charlton Heston as Moses This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page . Does Passover have an afterlife – life after permanently oppressing another people? I doubt it. If we aren’t play...
Cornell student government puts the kibosh on divestment debate
Mondoweiss 16 Apr 2014 - Cornell’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) wanted to spark a debate and eventual vote over the university’s investment in companies profiting from the Israeli occupation. Instead, the student government voted to table the resolution, a surefire way to prevent campus-wide debate on Israel....
Updated: Remote-control gun installed atop wall near Bethlehem — Ma’an
Mondoweiss 16 Apr 2014 - Wall north of Bethlehem, from this site detail of photograph of wall north of Bethlehem Update : Since we posted the story below, it appears that our suggestion that the gun fires live ammunition was in error. Ryan Rodrick Beiler has posted pictures on twitter  pointing to the...
  Misc2
 
Rebranding cultural appropriation
Al-Akhbar Blogs 17 Apr 2014 - Culinary cultural appropriation is part and parcel of bourgeois methodology — it is one component which contributes to the sustainment of complex economic and political domination of one social class over another. The power of such domination has proven destructive as it willfully facilitates the erasure...
Has the race for Baabda begun?
Al-Akhbar Opinion 17 Apr 2014 - Who will succeed President Michel Suleiman? (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) Who will succeed President Michel Suleiman? (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) As Al-Akhbar predicted, Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri has chosen Wednesday, April 23 as the date for the first session for parliament to elect a new president for...
Saudi Arabia jails blogger for 15 years for "defaming" kingdom
Al-Akhbar News 17 Apr 2014 - A judge on Thursday sentenced a Saudi blogger and activist to 15 years in jail for taking part in protests and defaming the kingdom by communicating with foreigners and through publishing articles on the Internet, his lawyer said. Fadhel al-Manasef, 26, is the latest activist to...
Iraqi policeman sacrifices self to save recruits from suicide bomber
Al-Akhbar News 17 Apr 2014 - An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks targeting security personnel killed 15 people country-wide. In Baladruz, northeast of Baghdad, policeman Raad Kadhim Hattab threw his arms around a suicide bomber who was trying...
A guide to Lebanon’s street protests
Al-Akhbar News 17 Apr 2014 - Public sector employees demonstrating in downtown Beirut for higher wages. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) Public sector employees demonstrating in downtown Beirut for higher wages. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) Thousands of Lebanese workers and activists have been pouring onto the streets over a litany of issues since parliament resumed...
Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya
Al-Akhbar News 17 Apr 2014 - A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital in still unknown circumstances, a security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan's ambassador. A Tunisian source confirmed the abduction -- the latest in a string of incidents targeting foreign diplomats...
Egypt suspends "sexually provocative" film starring Lebanon's Haifa
Al-Akhbar News 17 Apr 2014 - Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of Soul) off the screens until Egypt's censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said...
Israel arrests Palestinian journalist after visiting Lebanon
Al-Akhbar News 17 Apr 2014 - A Palestinian citizen of Israel has been arrested after making a visit to Lebanon, his mother said Thursday, on suspicion he could have joined a "hostile organization." Majd Kayyal, 23, from the northern coastal city of Haifa, crossed into Jordan on March 23 and traveled on...
Jordanian air force bombs Syrian opposition vehicles
Al-Akhbar Politics 17 Apr 2014 - Syrian refugees walks past a makeshift market in the Zaatari refugee camp, a seven-square-kilometre (2.8-square-mile) camp that is home to more than 100,000 refugees. (Photo: AFP-Khalil Mazraawi) Syrian refugees walks past a makeshift market in the Zaatari refugee camp, a seven-square-kilometre (2.8-square-mile) camp that is home...
Aoun following his own path as presidential elections approach
Al-Akhbar Politics 17 Apr 2014 - MP Michel Aoun. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) MP Michel Aoun. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) MP Michel Aoun is still March 8’s undeclared presidential candidate. However, Hezbollah and Amal’s position remained the same on the pay raise for public sector employees, but to the alliance’s surprise, Aoun’s Free Patriotic...
Saudi royal decree terminates Prince Bandar’s political career
Al-Akhbar Politics 16 Apr 2014 - US President Barack Obama (C) walks with Prince Khaled Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz (C-R), Emir of Riyadh, ahead of his departure from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on March 29, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Saul Loeb) US President Barack Obama (C) walks with Prince Khaled Bin...
Hamas’ growing rivalry with Islamic Jihad
Al-Akhbar Politics 16 Apr 2014 - A militant belonging to the Islamic Jihad Movement takes part in a rally to commemorate Prisoners' Day and to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners, in the al-Nuseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip on April 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mahmoud Hams) A militant belonging to the...
Praying Alone
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Making Ritual for Ourselves
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Israel Continues To Erase the Green Line
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Moving Toward a 'Living Wage'
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Pete Seeger Gave Folk Music Life — and So Much More
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Overland Park Killer Among Racist Web Site Users Who Kill 100
The Foward Breaking News 17 Apr 2014 - A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to a leading organization that tracks hate groups. Click...
U.S., Israel Teaming Up to Facilitate Entry Into Visa Waiver Program
The Foward Breaking News 17 Apr 2014 - The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program. Click here for the rest of the article...
Italian Politician Beppe Grillo Parodies Primo Levi Poem About Holocaust
The Foward Breaking News 17 Apr 2014 - Beppe Grillo, an Italian comic turned politician, refused to apologize for his parody of a Primo Levi poem about the Holocaust to criticize Italy’s government and political system. Italian-Jewish leader Renzo Gattegna called the parody on Grillo’s blog an “obscenity.” Click here for the rest of...
Vladimir Putin Praises Russian Jews on Passover
The Foward Breaking News 17 Apr 2014 - Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community. Click here for the rest of the article...
Tears and Calls for Peace at Overland Park Service
The Foward Breaking News 17 Apr 2014 - The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday....
Hometown Mayor Backs Overland Park Killer
The Foward Breaking News 17 Apr 2014 - The mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the White supremacist suspected of killing three people near Jewish sites outside Kansas City. Click here for the rest of the article...
A Teachable Moment of Violent Hate
The Forward Editorial 16 Apr 2014 - EDITORIAL : What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face. Click here for the rest of the article...
Alan Gross Case Gets New Push From Hunger Strike
The Forward New 17 Apr 2014 - Alan Gross did not warn his family he was launching a hunger strike, but hearing the news, they understood why: The U.S. government subcontractor languishing in a Cuban prison feels forgotten. Click here for the rest of the article...
Who Is To Blame for Pamphlets Ordering Ukraine Jews To 'Register'?
The Forward New 17 Apr 2014 - For months, Russia has wielded charges of anti-Semitism to undermine and discredit Ukraine’s pro-Western interim government. Now it’s the Kremlin’s turn to feel the heat. Click here for the rest of the article...
South Dakota's Tiny Hillel Embraces Messianic Jews
The Forward New 17 Apr 2014 - South Dakota State University’s Hillel is more than the only Jewish cultural club in the entire state. It’s also unique in that half its members are Messianic Jews. Click here for the rest of the article...
Hungary Jews Fret as Vote Signals Shift to Right
The Forward New 16 Apr 2014 - Hungary’s elections saw big gains for the far-right Jobbik party. But the bigger threat to Jews may come from the ruling conservative party and its staunch nationalism. Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: 13th Issue of Wasla Newspaper Entitled "The Choice Is for the People" Released
allAfrica.com 17 Apr 2014 - [HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) released the 13th issue of Wasla newspaper's second publication, on the 15th of April. The issue tackles writings of bloggers, besides comments and tweets of the Internet users about the situation in Egypt and the Arab world.
Libya: Jordanian Ambassador Abducted
allAfrica.com 16 Apr 2014 - [VOA]Gunmen have kidnapped the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Egypt: Foreign Ministry Summons Head of Iranian Interests Office in Cairo
allAfrica.com 16 Apr 2014 - [Egypt Online]The Foreign Ministry summoned on Tuesday 15/4/2014 head of the Iranian interests office in Egypt Mojtaba Amani to its headquarters.
Morocco: Morocco Dismantles Syria Recruitment Cell
allAfrica.com 16 Apr 2014 - [Magharebia]Casablanca -The Moroccan security services just caught a terrorist cell that allegedly recruited and sent young jihadists to fight in Syria.
Tunisia: Saudi Arabia Willing to Recruit Tunisian Competences in Various Fields
allAfrica.com 16 Apr 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi received, Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Tunis Khaled Ibn Mossaad Al-Angari who asserted his country's readiness to increase the recruitment of Tunisian competences in various fields, particularly education.
Egypt: Cooperation Protocol Between PEC, AL for Following Up Elections
allAfrica.com 16 Apr 2014 - [Egypt Online]The Secretary General of the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) Counselor Abdel Aziz Salman said the PEC has so far got credentials of Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah el-Sisi adding the selection of symbols by candidates will be based on precedence. He said PEC has so far...
British activists condemn US support for Israel 17\4\2014
Palestine Solidarity Project 17 Apr 2014 - British activists condemn US support for Israel 17\4\2014 Pro-Palestinian activists have staged a protest outside the US Embassy in London, calling for an end to Washington’s financial support for Israel. The protest was held in the British capital on the occasion of April 15, which marks...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 18 Apr 2014 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 18 Apr 2014 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 18 Apr 2014 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 18 Apr 2014 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 18 Apr 2014 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 18 Apr 2014 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
The Zionist Lobby Under Fire in Oz
Sabbah report 17 Apr 2014 - Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of questions re Australian policy and the demands of Israel and the...
When Americans Shoot and Kill Jews it’s NOT TERRORISM
Sabbah report 17 Apr 2014 - Why fascists, Non-Muslim, armed private organized "White" American militias receive much less focus? If a group is armed and announces its purpose is to spread hate of another group, wouldn't that warrant some surveillance? But a where a lone gunman committing a hate crime is a...
The Crisis of Liberal Zionism
Sabbah report 17 Apr 2014 - Unless Israel radically changes course – in other words, unless the United States forces Israel to change course – the contradictions liberal Zionists try to finesse will only become more disabling, diminishing the efficacy of their ideology. It is no simple task to make what is...
Israeli State Terrorism
Sabbah report 17 Apr 2014 - Sham peace talks continue. Israel threatens world peace and security. War on Palestine continues. It's ongoing. It's unabated. It rages daily. Collaborationist PA negotiators turn a blind eye. Israeli crimes are ignored. Continue reading → Read More: Israeli State Terrorism . Sign up for our FREE newsletter!...
Will the US Also Deny Visas to Israel’s Spies?
Sabbah report 17 Apr 2014 - Given the proposed standard of evidence for visa denial, FBI files Netanyahu would seem to easily qualify for permanent banning from the UN along with Hollywood-based movie producer/admitted spy for Israel Arnon Milchan for their involvement in espionage and smuggling nuclear material/tools to Israel. Continue reading...
Calls Upon Abbas to Immediately Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law
Sabbah report 17 Apr 2014 - Human rights, but calls upon the Palestinian leadership not to surrender to the Israeli and international pressure and immediately accede to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law. Continue reading → Read More: Calls Upon Abbas to Immediately Accede to the Rome Statute of...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Apr 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Apr 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to the Triangle Area, Mar. 25-26
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Apr 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting the Triangle Area Tuesday , March 25 and Wednesday, March...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Atlanta, Mar. 23-24
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Apr 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Atlanta, GA Sunday , March 23 and Monday, March 24....
I am AIPAC Culture Jamming!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Apr 2014 - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is set to hold its annual policy conference in DC starting on March 2. CODEPINK: Women for Peace is organizing Boycott AIPAC protests all day and you should come out to send the message that the U.S. should no...
Will You Boycott AIPAC?
US Campaign to End the Occupation 18 Apr 2014 - Disgusted by AIPAC's (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) moves to bring us to war with Iran? Sick of seeing U.S. tax dollars fund Israel's occupation and apartheid policies towards Palestinians? Inspired by all the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) victories happening left and right? Then join...
  Ma'an News
 
6 detained in Al-Aqsa clashes as Passover tensions mount
4/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police said six Palestinian men were detained on suspicion of hurling rocks inside the Al-Aqsa compound on Thursday, amid mounting tensions as Jewish groups attempt to hold Passover rituals in the religious compound. Groups of right-wing Jews...
Israeli forces raid Nablus area after fire bomb thrown at settler car
4/17/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces deployed in and around the northern West Bank towns of Beita and Huwwara late Wednesday after a fire bomb was hurled at a settler car, witnesses said. Dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed Beita and imposed a...
Nablus farmer detained after being attacked by settlers
4/17/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian farmer in Nablus on Wednesday on suspicion of attempting to stab a settler after a group assaulted him and cut down his olive trees. Palestinian security officials told Ma'an that settlers...
Israeli forces, Palestinians clash south of Bethlehem
4/17/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Several Palestinians were injured on Thursday during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian villagers in the Bethlehem village of Tuqu, locals said. Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at school students in Tuqu after...
PLO: 800,000 Palestinians detained since 1967 occupation
4/17/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli military forces have detained over 800,000 Palestinians since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, the PLO said Thursday."For Palestinians, having loved ones in prison is not the exception: it is...
Thousands march across West Bank and Gaza to mark Prisoners Day
4/17/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- At least ten Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces on Thursday as thousands participated in protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to commemorate the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day. Large demonstrations took place in Hebron, Gaza...
Palestinian-Israeli journalist detained after Lebanon visit
4/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A Palestinian journalist with Israeli citizenship has been arrested after making a visit to Lebanon, his mother said Thursday, on suspicion he could have joined a "hostile organization."Majd Kayyal, 23, from the northern coastal city of Haifa, crossed into...
PA: Contact with Israeli officials at all time low
4/17/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Communications between Palestinian and Israeli officials have reached an all time low after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu imposed sanctions on the PA last week, a Palestinian security official said Thursday."Relations are at the lowest level politically...
Israel, PLO to hold peace talks with US envoy
4/17/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to hold a meeting Thursday with US envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend faltering peace talks. The meeting had been put off by a day, with Israel implying the...
Islamic Jihad: Prisoners are not a 'game' for negotiations
4/17/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said in a statement on Thursday to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day that they would not "abandon" any prisoners and that they refused to see them as "numbers" to be traded in negotiations...
Joint Israeli-Palestinian police force searches for suspect in Negev
4/17/2014 - BEERSHEBA (Ma'an) -- A joint Israeli and Palestinian police forces surrounded an area in the southern Israeli city of Hurah on Thursday in pursuit of a suspected murderer who had escaped from the southern West Bank after a weekend killing but...
Why Israeli officials are chuckling: The 'stable' West Bank dilemma
4/17/2014 - By Ramzy Baroud - Israel's deputy foreign minister, Ze'ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and his predominantly right-wing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being...
Hundreds of Gaza Christians travel to West Bank for Easter
4/17/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Christians in the Gaza Strip left the coastal territory on Thursday to celebrate Easter in the occupied West Bank and Israel. Palestinian officials said that Israeli authorities issued 600 permits to Christians to leave the...
Israeli forces raid Lebanese border area, detain 5
4/17/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Lebanese army said that Israeli forces crossed the border and detained five people near the occupied Shebaa Farms on Thursday. The Lebanese army said in a statement that an Israeli foot patrol had violated the border and...
Egypt court jails 120 Morsi backers over clashes
4/17/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said. The trial is part of a relentless crackdown that has targeted...
  The Guardian
 
Former Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee holds running clinic for Palestinian women video
17 Apr 2014 - The six-time Olympic medallist visits the West Bank to give running lessons to Palestinian mothers and daughters. The women jump over low-hurdles, compete in...
Jewish organisation opens religious school in Palestinian East Jerusalem
17 Apr 2014 - Ateret Cohanim, which buys property for settlement, completes work on yeshiva in heart of potential future capital of Palestine A Jewish religious organisation that...
It's simple: criminalize revenge porn, or let men punish women they don't like | Mary Anne Franks and Danielle Citron
17 Apr 2014 - No one should have to fear that the price of intimacy will be a ruined life. And the law can help Parting from someone...
Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli police at al-Aqsa mosque
16 Apr 2014 - Dozens injured by rubber bullets after Jewish visitors allowed into Jerusalem site, revered in Judaism as Temple Mount Dozens of Palestinians were wounded in...
  Daily Star
 
U.S. releases $450 million of frozen Iranian funds after IAEA report
17 Apr 2014 The United States has taken steps to release a $450 million installment of frozen Iranian funds following a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying that Iran is living up to its part of...
Israeli crime boss found shot dead: report
17 Apr 2014 Prominent Israeli crime boss Charlie Abutbul was found dead on Thursday at his home near Tel Aviv, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, public radio said.
Syria rebels attack army barracks in Aleppo: NGO
17 Apr 2014 Nearly 50 people were killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Why training will be the IDF's next big battle
Ha'aretz - 17 Apr 2014
Im Tirtzu out to stop 'Arab Idol' from singing in Nazareth
Ha'aretz - 17 Apr 2014
Israeli crime boss found shot in the head at home
Ha'aretz - 17 Apr 2014
Tens of thousands participate in Kotel blessing ceremony
Ha'aretz - 17 Apr 2014
South Africa Muslim leader accuses rival party of paid-for pro-Israel stance
Ha'aretz - 17 Apr 2014
Israeli traveler jailed in India for months after stray bullet found in backpack
Ha'aretz - 17 Apr 2014
Tourist sites overflow as holiday visitors turned away from Kinneret
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
In Israel, power lines are set to run through Arab-Jewish olive grove
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
The army’s employment agency
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
Our very own Berlusconi and MacArthur
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
Police storm Temple Mount to disperse Palestinian riot
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
Convicted whistle-blower Anat Kamm: Gag orders are superfluous
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
Abbas spokesman denounces West Bank shooting
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
Burning bus closes Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway
Ha'aretz - 16 Apr 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Doudine: “Different Place, Same Tragedy: Israeli ‘Guantanamo’ in Palestineâ€
Moussa Doudine, Hamas’s leader in charge of the prisoners’ issue, revealed shocking facts about Palestinian prisoners’ tragedy in Israeli prisons.
Krahenbuhl: Israel's blockade of Gaza is the longest mass punishment in history
Newly appointed UNRWA commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl on Wednesday described Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip as the "longest mass punishment of humans in history."
Palestinians mark Rantisi's martyrdom anniversary
Palestinians across the globe would never forget the anniversary of Hamas's political leader Abdul Aziz al-Rantisi's assassination on 17 April 2004 in an Israeli airstrike.
Escalation of IOF detention campaigns in West Bank
Arbitrary demolition and search processes in al-Khalil and Nablus have been launched by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday. Five Palestinian native citizens were arrested in the process.
Action group reports death of four Palestinians in Syria
Four Palestinian refugees were proclaimed dead on Wednesday in different areas of the war-torn Syria.
Protests in Amman, Manama against Israeli targeting of al-Aqsa Mosque
Dozens of Jordanians have organized a protest vigil outside Jordanian Parliament on Wednesday night in Amman calling for Jordanian firm position in light of Israeli fierce campaign against al-Aqsa.
Mass sit-ins to protect al-Aqsa from Israeli desecration schemes
A state of anxiety and vigilance prevails in al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards and gates, where IOF soldiers, backed with the so-called border police forces, have deployed heavily.
Hundreds of settlers storm Yatta in al-Khalil
Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed on Thursday Yatta village under Israeli forces’ protection. Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out in Tariq ibn Ziyad crossroads between IOF soldiers and citizens.
PNC calls on int'l organizations to treat Palestinian detainees as POWs
The Palestinian national council (PNC) urged international human rights and legal organizations to treat the Palestinian detainees in Israel's jails as prisoners of war.
Intimaa launches its fifth campaign for protection of Palestinian identity
The international campaign to protect the Palestinian identity "Intimaa" launched on Wednesday its fifth program of activities for 2014.
  IRIN
 
Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt
CAIRO 08 April 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of Syrians in Egypt rises, refugees say it has become increasingly difficult to find places for their children in already overstretched government schools. In addition, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Egypt complain of unaffordable school costs in private and public schools, bureaucratic enrolment procedures, and a growing atmosphere of suspicion, xenophobia and discrimination in the classroom. >
  Aljazeera
 
Surprise deal reached on Ukraine crisis
04/17/2014 - EU, US and Russia outline steps designed to ease tensions, but Obama skeptical if Russia would stand by deal.
Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions
04/17/2014 - Deal ends unprecedented row between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council nations over Muslim Brotherhood support.
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
04/17/2014 - Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Latin America's most famous novelist, dies in Mexico City.
Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win elections
04/17/2014 - A fourth term for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is a foregone conclusion, local independent newspapers report.
Astronomers discover Earth-like planet
04/17/2014 - NASA says Kepler-186f, circling habitable zone of star 500 light years away, could be considered 'Earth's cousin'.
Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on army base
04/17/2014 - At least 12 soldiers killed and 12 others wounded in car bomb blast and shoot-out in country's north.
Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital
04/17/2014 - Abduction in Tripoli comes two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.
Confusion over missing Nigeria schoolgirls
04/17/2014 - School principal denies army statements that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by gunmen have been freed.
  New York Times
 
Jerusalem Journal: Stranded by the Fight Over a Border’s Future
17 Apr 2014 - The influx of people into the Ras Khamis neighborhood of East Jerusalem is straining city services, and City Hall has shown little inclination to help.
Iran Gets an Unlikely Visitor, an American Plane, but No One Seems to Know Why
17 Apr 2014 - The presence of a United States-flagged aircraft in Iran is highly unusual in Iran these days, especially when it’s owned by a small Utah bank.
Arab-Israeli Activist Is Moved to House Arrest
17 Apr 2014 - The Israeli citizen, a Palestinian rights activist, was detained after a visit to Lebanon, on suspicion of an unauthorized visit to an enemy state.
World Briefing | Middle East: Gaza: Blasts Kill Hamas Militants
16 Apr 2014 - Three militants were killed Wednesday and five people were wounded when several explosions ripped through a Hamas facility in the southern Gaza Strip.
Palmyra Journal: Syrian War Takes Heavy Toll at a Crossroad of Cultures
16 Apr 2014 - Fighting has damaged Palmyra and other archaeological sites, and made it easier for thieves to smuggle hundreds of antiquities out of the country.
Jordanian Jets Strike Vehicles Trying to Enter From Syria
16 Apr 2014 - Jordan’s armed forces said in a statement that warplanes fired on the three vehicles after they failed to heed security forces’ demands to stop.
Letter From the Middle East: Pushing the 2-State Path in Gaza
16 Apr 2014 - Ezzeldin Masri runs the Gaza branch of OneVoice, promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite continuous setbacks.
At War Blog: Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq
16 Apr 2014 - A look back at a time when Marines thought Iraq had finally achieved a tentative peace and were able to take time to simply share a meal with elders.
At U.N., a Grim Viewing of Alleged Syrian Torture
15 Apr 2014 - A panel of experts hired by the Qatar government says pictures of mutilated, skeletal corpses are direct evidence of killings of detainees.
As War Rages in Syria, Presidential Election Looms
15 Apr 2014 - The plans for elections reflect a growing assurance by President Bashar al-Assad that insurgents no longer pose a credible threat to overthrow him.
Iran Escalates Dispute Over U.N. Envoy
15 Apr 2014 - Even if Iran does have legal grounds to argue that its new ambassador’s rights have been violated, there is little it can do, experts said.
Iraq Shuts Down the Abu Ghraib Prison, Citing Security Concerns
15 Apr 2014 - The Iraqi government said it had closed the prison, the site of an abuse scandal during the American occupation, because of fears that it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Messianic Jews court controversy with 'Jesus in Auschwitz' video
17 Apr 2014 - Clip depicts Jesus bearing the cross just as he is about to be sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
Jews cast doubt on origin of anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk
17 Apr 2014 - The leaflets were handed out by several Balaclava clad men carrying a Russian flag.
Netanyahu loses majority for deal to extend talks with Palestinians
17 Apr 2014 - American mediators have been trying to broker an agreement in which Israel releases a fourth round of Palestinian prisoners.
Report: Thailand thwarts Hezbollah plot to attack Israeli tourists
17 Apr 2014 - 'Bangkok Post' reports that police arrested two figures, one of whom admitted to being a Hezbollah agent.
US releases $450 million of frozen Iranian funds, citing compliance to nuclear deal
17 Apr 2014 - IAEA report: Iran diluted 75 percent of its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium; State Department says Tehran meeting commitments.
Holocaust commemoration scroll available online to Jews around the world
17 Apr 2014 - Scroll was written specifically so that the memory of Holocaust will never be forgotten, give unifying meaning to Holocaust Remembrance Day, rabbi says.
Shabbat for everyone: Hol Hamoed Pesach, 5774
17 Apr 2014 -
Letter from America: Kerry’s reality-check time, questions that should be asked
17 Apr 2014 - We see other cultural differences when it comes to their starting points and expectations as they enter a room to negotiate.
Putin warns of 'abyss' on Ukraine, and in relations with US
17 Apr 2014 - US, Russia, European Union and Ukraine ostensibly agree on a political structure to de-escalate the crisis.
Kerry condemns call for Jews to register in Ukrainian city
17 Apr 2014 - Separatists in Donetsk deny involvement in circulation of documents calling for Jews 16 and up to register at occupied government building.
Religious leaders call for peace at memorial for Kansas Jewish center shooting victims
17 Apr 2014 - US Attorney-General Holder says every hate crime "an affront to who we are," as three killed in Kansas shooting remembered.
IN PHOTOS: The Jews of Kaifeng, China hold Passover Seder
17 Apr 2014 - According to some, the Kaifeng Jews are the descendants of Sephardi traders who settled in China during the 8th or 9th century.
Former Iran atomic agency head tells about sabotaged material, deceiving IAEA
17 Apr 2014 - Israeli official says comments "should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who has any doubt about the duplicity of the Iranian regime.
Hungary and the Jews
17 Apr 2014 - When countries such as Hungary take an anti-democratic, anti-liberal turn, inevitably it is the Jews who feel the heat first.
Charlie Abutbul announced as mob figure who died of gun shot wound
17 Apr 2014 - Underworld figure had been well-known Netanya organized crime figure for decades; police say they still don't know if Abutbul committed suicide.
Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views
17 Apr 2014 - Daniel Clevenger ,the mayor of the suspect's hometown of Marionville, "kind of agrees with him on some things," he tells local news outlet.
IN PICTURES: Iranian man saved from the gallows at last minute
17 Apr 2014 - Victim's family forgives murderer, giving him reprieve from the hangman's rope.
Violent clashes between IDF and Palestinians break out in Hebron
17 Apr 2014 - Dozens of rioters angry at Israel over its failure to release prisoners from its jails throw stones at IDF soldiers.
This Week in History: Four hanged in secret at Acre
17 Apr 2014 - Premium special: A glimpse into historical moments in Israeli news from this week in 'The Jerusalem Post' front covers.
The Jerusalem Post News: Your daily online newscast
17 Apr 2014 - JPost.com brings you a daily round-up of events making headlines in Israel, the Middle East and Jewish World.
The new fairy-tale princess
17 Apr 2014 - ‘Gangly Sister’ presents educated heroines for young girls
Making a case for space
17 Apr 2014 - Israel must lead in space exploration for maintaining its qualitative military edge, for national prestige, for promoting technological innovation and for leading humanity in pushing the boundaries of the next frontier.
21 children injured in Tel Aviv amusement park accident
17 Apr 2014 - Police and ambulances respond to calls of injuries after a carousel breaks down at Luna Park in Tel Aviv; children hospitalized with limb injuries.
Shin Bet arrests Israeli-Arab journalist for alleged contact with Hezbollah
17 Apr 2014 - Haifa resident held on suspicion that he traveled to Lebanon and contacted Hezbollah agents; released to house arrest.
  YNet News
 
Captain of stricken Korean ferry may not have been on bridge
18 Apr 2014 - ....
Avalanche sweeps Everest; 4-5 believed buried
18 Apr 2014 - ....
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child
17 Apr 2014 - ....
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
17 Apr 2014 - ....
Obama's Seder spiced up by Israeli chef
17 Apr 2014 - Vered Guttman tells Ynet of exciting evening and the quinoa salad that impressed Michelle Obama at traditional White House Seder ....
Thousands take part in Birkat Kohanim at the Western Wall
17 Apr 2014 - Jewish worshipers were undeterred by recent tensions and flocked to the Old City to receive the Priestly Blessing. ....
Hungary remembers Holocaust amid boycotts, protests
17 Apr 2014 - Ceremonies held around the country despite Jewish groups protests that the Hungarian government is whitewashing the country's role in the mass deportation of Jews in 1944. ....
Kerry's clich?s
17 Apr 2014 - Op-ed: US Secretary of State has failed in his mission, mainly due to the fact that both sides did not desire its success. But he also did not dare to really push them to succeed. ....
The moral case of Zionism
16 Apr 2014 - Op-ed: If both Jews and Palestinian Arabs start their historical narrative with beginning of Zionism, Jews have deeper moral claim to Land of Israel. ....
 

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