"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
Send Vermont to the Gaza Freedom March
Events: July 14: VTJP Meeting
  International Middle East Media Center
Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinian Women In The Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli soldiers and police officers kidnapped, on Wednesday evening, nine Palestinian women while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and took them to a police station in the Old City. ...
PCHR Warns of Consequences of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals
and Expected Suspension of Health Services at UAE Red Crescent Hospital The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) warns of the disastrous and grave deterioration that may affect the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip due to the lack of fuel that is necessary to operate electricity generators as an alternative power supply in light of prolonged outages. ...
Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea
Child Killed In Northern Gaza
Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child was killed, after an undetonated explosive dropped by the Israeli army, during the latest aggression on Gaza, went off in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. ...
Israeli Settlers Burn 100 Olive Trees near Nablus, Multiple Abductions in Gaza, West Bank
UN Palestine: Israel responsible for settler assaults Israeli colonial settlers, in the town of Huwwara, to the south of Nablus, torched approximately 100 olive trees on Wednesday, according to local activist Ghassan Douglas. ...
Palestinian Man Killed by Israeli Police in East Jerusalem
A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli police, on Wednesday, following a suspected attack at a light rail station, near the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. ...
Palestinian Children Assaulted While in Israeli Custody
The PA's Department of Prisoner's Affairs said, today, that dozens of Palestinian minors jailed by Israel have recently been assaulted by prison authorities, during their time in custody. ...
Two Palestinians Kidnapped Near Jenin, One Near Bethlehem
Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin and several nearby towns, and kidnapped two Palestinians. One Palestinian was kidnapped near Bethlehem. ...
Four Palestinian Fishermen Kidnapped In Gaza Waters
Israeli navy boats attacked, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian fishing boat close to the Gaza shore in the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza City. ...
Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma Receives Guilty Verdict from Military Court
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Baby killed, 7 hurt in Jerusalem terror attack; terrorist dies of gunshot wounds
Palestinian driver hits passengers disembarking from light rail; Netanyahu: Abbas responsible for Jerusalem attack.
Bennett to Netanyahu: Expedite West Bank tenders or we'll skip no-confidence vote
Even if such a move doesn’t lead to a toppling of the government, it would signal serious instability in the coalition.
Jerusalem intifada could spark West Bank fire
After Wednesday's terrorist attack that killed a 3-month old baby, the public may finally pay attention to the violence bubbling in Jerusalem for months.
Israeli firm lands $2.2b security deal for Rio Olympics
Israelis will serve as a consultant and supply security systems, reports IsraelDefense. Security in Brazil is a 'challenge,' says VP.
Report: Israel confirms Hamas planned mass tunnel attack
Hamas leader denies plan existed, pointing out Hamas never tried to attack civilians via its tunnels during 50-day war with Israel.
Australia and Israel sign mutual travel-work visa deal
Allies will issue 500 visas to allow young Aussies and Israelis to work in one another's countries for up to a year.
Two Israeli soldiers wounded in Egypt border attack
IDF investigation reveals that the militants who opened fire ambushed from Sinai area while attempting to smuggle drugs.
Minister Steinitz: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank would be 'committing suicide'
Intelligence and strategic defense minister cited post-disengagement Gaza, as well as Middle East turmoil, as proof that leaving West Bank would endanger Israel.
EU seeks talks with Israel over ‘red lines’ in West Bank
Israeli officials fear that proposed negotiations are prelude to further European sanctions.
Palestinian Authority should end joint security with Israel, says chief Palestinian negotiator
Step should be taken if U.S. vetoes Palestinian end-of-occupation bid at UN Security Council, Saeb Erekat says.
Defense Minister Ya'alon blasts Turkey, Erdogan as 'leaders of Muslim Brotherhood Axis'
In U.S. visit, Ya'alon says Hamas has moved 'terror headquarters' from Damascus to Istanbul.
Jordan asks Israel for clarifications over Temple Mount bill
Bill seeks to change status quo at the Jerusalem holy site, asks to allow Jews to pray there; Arab media reports bill will come to a vote next month.
Syrian mortar hits Israeli Golan Heights
Heavy fighting between Assad troops and rebel forces has recently resumed near the Quneitra crossing on the border between Israel and Syria.
Israel and Hamas to resume indirect talks on October 27, says Hamas official
Hamas's Abu Marzouk says demands include opening a port, reopening airport, prisoners, reconstruction and other 'unfinished' matters.
Israelis excel at camouflaging the expulsion of Palestinians
Here is an inventory of the methods of expulsion in their various concealments.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Urgent Appeal to Palestinian President and Government: PCHR Warns of Consequences of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals and...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
PCHR report: Israeli attacks on fishermen in the Gaza Sea
10/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (1 - 30 September 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a...
Zionist settlers burn Palestinian olive grove
10/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Nablus team, Huwwara, Occupied Palestine - This morning at approximately 09:30, settlers from the illegal settlement of Yizhar sat fire to a Palestinian olive field above Huwwara village, just outside of Nablus. The settlers sat the land on fire from the top...
  Palestine News Network
[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...
Jerusalem Terror Attack, Chickens Coming Home to Roost
Tikun Olam 22 Oct 2014 - Car that rammed into light rail passengers, killing a baby In today’s heinous terror attack , a Palestinian Israeli from Silwan drove his car into the light rail tracks at Ammunition Hill station, killing a Jewish baby.  Despite the tragedy of the loss of an innocent child’s...
Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby
BBC 22 Oct 2014 - A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".
Israeli president’s diagnosis — ‘Israel is a sick society’ — doesn’t go viral in the U.S.
Mondoweiss 22 Oct 2014 - Did you hear that the president of Israel said Israel is a “sick society”? Reuven Rivlin, a Likudnik, said this over the weekend. There’s been lots of coverage in Israel, but as Sullivan points out, the declaration hasn’t gotten much attention stateside. I should think it...
Four guilty of Blackwater killings
BBC 22 Oct 2014 - A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
The rabbi’s fridge
Mondoweiss 22 Oct 2014 - Danielle Leshaw, the Hillel rabbi at Ohio University, has an active and entertaining twitter feed . She just tweeted the photo above of her refrigerator, stating: It’s on the fridge. Next to the other sacred ideas. Tel Aviv. J STREET. Queerness. Art. My daughter. Coffee shops. The...
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'
BBC 22 Oct 2014 - The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
Under cover of night, nine Jewish families take over two buildings in Silwan
Mondoweiss 22 Oct 2014 - Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Judaization Nine more Jewish families take over Silwan homes in dead of night 972mag 20 Oct by Mairav Zonszein — If settling Jews beyond the Green Line in Palestinian East Jerusalem is legitimate, why are organizations sneaking in settlers...
VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on
BBC 22 Oct 2014 - The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years
After Killing 2,100 Gazans, Racy IDF Fashion Line Proclaims: “Make Love AND War”
Tikun Olam 22 Oct 2014 - Never missing an opportunity to shill both for Israel and the almighty shekel, two Israeli entrepreneurs determined now was the opportune moment to launch a military-focussed fashion line .  The fact that 2,100 Gazans were killed by the IDF only a few months ago seems not to...
UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry
BBC 21 Oct 2014 - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The ice floe
Mondoweiss 21 Oct 2014 - Almost invariably when I go into an organized Jewish space consisting of people my generation and older I run away with despair. I see that the critique of Jewish nationalism-and-return that is gaining urgency among Jewish youth is not taking place here. The American awakening to Palestinian...
Junot Díaz comes out in support of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel
Mondoweiss 21 Oct 2014 - (Image: Mondoweiss) One month ago Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz made headlines when he called on the Brooklyn Book Festival to reject sponsorship from Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs . Two weeks later he expanded on this during a lecture at Clark University where he commented on the pressure scholars feel who...
Hamas Holds Israeli Ethiopian Who Crossed Border into Gaza
Tikun Olam 21 Oct 2014 - Hamas billboard anticipating prisoner release For those who read last night’s post , I’ve managed to confirm my original story through an independent Israeli source: an Israeli-Ethiopian from Ashkelon crossed the border into Gaza several weeks ago.  The man was allegedly mentally ill and no one knows...
Audacious Gulf policies and military adventures: the case of the UAE
Al-Akhbar Blogs 21 Oct 2014 - There is a new audacious conduct by Gulf countries. The previous generation of Gulf rulers were all cautious and reserved even if they were engaged in covert operations alongside the US or Israel (like the Saudi regime in the Yemeni war). The previous generation was nervous...
There’s someone happy in Lebanon
Al-Akhbar Blogs 21 Oct 2014 - A glance at the title of this text is sure to take you on a wild trip aboard surreal setups that we wish actually existed. Yes, I am as confused as you are. There’s someone happy to be living in Lebanon. He is a taxi driver...
Left over Israeli shell kills a 4-year-old in Gaza
Al-Akhbar News 23 Oct 2014 - A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on October 19, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Mahmud Hams) A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on...
Sources to Al-Akhbar: Not enough evidence found in al-Hassan case to implicate Hezbollah
Al-Akhbar News 22 Oct 2014 - Wassim al-Hassan, the former head of the ISF's Information Branch, was killed in a massive car-bomb explosion in Beirut's Achrafieh neighborhood on October 19, 2012. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar) Wassim al-Hassan, the former head of the ISF's Information Branch, was killed in a massive car-bomb explosion...
Cairo University bomb wounds nine
Al-Akhbar News 22 Oct 2014 - A bomb exploded outside the gates of Cairo University on Wednesday, an Egyptian police official said ,wounding at least nine people, among them police and civilians. Police cordoned off the area and scoured it with sniffer dogs. An official said five of the nine wounded were...
Israeli forces detain four Palestinian children for throwing stones
Al-Akhbar News 22 Oct 2014 - A Palestinian is getting arrested by Israeli Occupation Forces following clashes outside of the Old City of Jerusalem on July 24, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli) A Palestinian is getting arrested by Israeli Occupation Forces following clashes outside of the Old City of Jerusalem on...
As harvest season begins, Israeli settlers burn 100 Palestinian olive trees
Al-Akhbar News 22 Oct 2014 - A group of Zionist settlers set fire to around 100 olive trees owned by Palestinian farmers near Nablus in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian official said Wednesday, as the 2014 olive harvest, a major source of income for Palestinian farmers, begins. "A group of settlers...
Libya: Security mayhem a living hell for Benghazi residents
Al-Akhbar News 22 Oct 2014 - A vehicle drives in a deserted road as smoke billows during clashes between soldiers and Islamists who control Benghazi, the country's second biggest city, on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP) A vehicle drives in a deserted road as smoke billows during clashes between soldiers and Islamists...
Iraq: ISIS sets its sight on oil-rich Kirkuk
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Oct 2014 - Security forces supported by tribes take position to fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Ramadi, Iraq, on October 17, 2014. (Photo - Anadolu Agency) Security forces supported by tribes take position to fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in...
Nasrallah: Takfiris have the choice to either die or retreat
Al-Akhbar Politics 21 Oct 2014 - An takfiri fighter overlooks the desolate surroundings in Syria's Qalamoun region which borders Lebanon. (Photo: Radwan Mortada) An takfiri fighter overlooks the desolate surroundings in Syria's Qalamoun region which borders Lebanon. (Photo: Radwan Mortada) The takfiris in Syria's Qalamoun region and on the outskirts of the...
Yemen: An oil drum and many powderkegs
Al-Akhbar Politics 21 Oct 2014 - A member of the Houthi group, Ansar Allah, poses as he stands guard after capturing the governor's building in Sana'a, Yemen, on October 19, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency-Mohammed Hamoud) A member of the Houthi group, Ansar Allah, poses as he stands guard after capturing the governor's...
Terrorist groups aim to create chaos in Tunisia ahead of the elections
Al-Akhbar Politics 21 Oct 2014 - Supporters of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda Party leader and founder Rached Ghannouchi wave both the national and the party's flag as Ghannouchi gives a speech during a campaign rally on October 15, 2014 in Bizerte, north-east of Tunis, ahead of the country's parliamentary elections. (Photo: AFP-Fethi Belaid...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Oct 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Oct 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Oct 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Oct 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Oct 2014 -
Majority of Denmark Citizens Want Circumcision Banned, Poll Says
The Foward Breaking News 22 Oct 2014 - A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned. Click here for the rest of the article...
Palestinian-American Student Alleges Anti-Muslim Assault at Brooklyn Arena
The Foward Breaking News 22 Oct 2014 - A Palestinian-American student alleged that she was assaulted by a group of Jewish fans at a Brooklyn arena during an exhibition basketball game between the host Nets and Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv. Click here for the rest of the article...
Drug Smugglers Killed in Attack Along Egypt Border: Israel
The Foward Breaking News 22 Oct 2014 - At least three attackers in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Benjamin Netanyahu Slams Mahmoud Abbas For Light Rail Attack in Jerusalem
The Foward Breaking News 22 Oct 2014 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the light rail attack in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old girl. Click here for the rest of the article...
Infant Killed, 8 Wounded in Suspected Terror Attack in Israel
The Foward Breaking News 22 Oct 2014 - A car drove into a number of people at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, wounding nine of them, police said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Delta Flight Delayed After Haredim Refuse to Sit Next to Opposite Sex
The Foward Breaking News 22 Oct 2014 - A Delta Airlines flight to Israel was delayed after haredi Orthodox men and women deplaned rather than sit next to members of the opposite sex. Click here for the rest of the article...
How Rudy Giuliani Got 'Klinghoffer' Right
The Forward Editorial 22 Oct 2014 - Jane Eisner praises Rudy Giuliani for his restraint in leading a protest against ‘The Death of Klinghoffer.’ Why did so many others cross the line into destructive rhetoric? Click here for the rest of the article...
Dueling Narratives Emerge On Palestinian Internment Camps
The Forward New 22 Oct 2014 - New documents reveal a little-known chapter of Israeli history: Palestinian internment. Israelis say they were legal POWs. Palestinians claim something far worse. Click here for the rest of the article...
Rabbis Barry Freundel and Leib Tropper Ensnared in Scandals Tied to Conversions
The Forward New 21 Oct 2014 - Disgraced Rabbi Barry Freundel is accused of grave violations of rules regarding conversions. Why didn’t rabbinical authorities impose better oversight after a previous scandal? Click here for the rest of the article...
Tunisia: FM Receives True Copies of Credentials of New Jordanian and Uruguayan Ambassadors
allAfrica.com 23 Oct 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi received, on Wednesday, true copies of credentials of the new ambassadors of Jordan Aoued Khaled Sarhan and Uruguay with residence in Cairo Augustin Milton Espinosa-Lloveras.
Tunisia: Tunisia Invited to Arab-Russian Co-Operation Forum in Khartoum
allAfrica.com 22 Oct 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia, on Tuesday, received an invitation from Russia to participate in the 2nd Arab-Russian Co-operation Forum scheduled for December 3 in Khartoum.
Egypt: Egypt Urges UNSC to End Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Lands
allAfrica.com 23 Oct 2014 - [Egypt Online]Egypt has urged the member states of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to act to maintain international peace and security.
Sudan: Govt Received Financial Support From Saudi Arabia - Minister
allAfrica.com 22 Oct 2014 - [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudanese investment minister, Mustafa Osman Ismail, has revealed that his government received financial support from Saudi Arabia following a recent visit of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir to the kingdom.
Nigeria: Death of Alameiyeseigha's Son - Falode Harps on Need for FG to Take on Dubai Government
allAfrica.com 22 Oct 2014 - [This Day]Aisha Falode, mother of the Nigerian boy murdered in the United Arab Emirates recently, Toba Falode, has warned that more Nigerians could be killed if the federal government does not put in efforts to secure justice for all those who had been murdered in cold...
Algeria: Army Chief of Staff Meets With Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs
allAfrica.com 21 Oct 2014 - [Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Deputy Minister for National Defence, Chief of Staff of People's National Army, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah on Tuesday held talks with Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs Major-General Hamad bin Ali Al-Attiyah, who is on official visit to Algeria.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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
Palestinian minors 'assaulted, beaten' in Israeli custody
10/22/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner's Affairs said Wednesday that "dozens" of Palestinian minors jailed by Israel have recently been beaten or assaulted during their time in Israeli custody. In a statement, the department reported the...
Palestinian child killed by unexploded Israeli ordnance in Gaza
10/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to explode. Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that 4-year-old...
Police: Infant killed in Jerusalem attack, Palestinian driver shot
10/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli infant died and at least eight others were injured when a Palestinian driver slammed his car into a light rail station in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli officials said. The Palestinian man was shot and severely injured...
Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen, detain 5
10/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained five Gaza fishermen off the coast of Gaza City early Wednesday, an employee of a human rights group told Ma'an. The employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Ma'an...
Tension as extremist Jewish group tours Aqsa compound
10/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Tensions ran high at the Al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday morning as a group of right-wing Israeli Jews entered the area under heavy police escort, witnesses and security guards said. The tour comes amid weeks...
By hook or by crook, settlers rack up East Jerusalem gains
10/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Jewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of East Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies. The process by which such properties are acquired is shrouded in mystery, with the new Jewish...
3 'smugglers' killed in attack on Israeli army at Sinai border
10/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli military on Wednesday said that Israeli forces had shot dead three smugglers after an attack on army positions on the Egyptian border that injured two. The military said in a statement that a cross-border attack that...
Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians overnight
10/22/2014 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in the Jenin district overnight, security sources and an Israeli army spokeswoman said. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an Israeli forces detained Anwar Mirweh Arda, a 47-year-old member of the Arraba...
Israel troops under fire on Egypt border, 2 injured
10/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired shots and an anti-tank missile at their vehicle near the border, the army said. The incident took place along a section of the...
Official: UN exerting efforts to solve Gaza salary crisis
10/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A UN official told Ma'an Tuesday that the UN has been exerting significant efforts to work out a solution to the salary crisis in the Gaza Strip. The official, who spoke to Ma'an on...
Minister: Gaza reconstruction to begin in November
10/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Private companies will begin removing the rubble of destroyed buildings in Gaza in November, a Palestinian minister said Wednesday. Mufid al-Hasayneh, minister of housing and public works, said that reconstruction will start by the beginning next month, with...
Gaza cleaning workers suspend strike action
10/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The General Federation of Trade Unions in Gaza has decided to suspend a strike by hospital cleaners due to "dangerous health conditions" inside hospitals. The federation said in a statement that workers would "postpone" their strike action...
Analysis: What does British vote to recognize State of Palestine mean?
10/22/2014 - By Jamal Saad - On October 13th, with five hours of debate, the British parliament voted 274 in favor to 12 in opposition to recognize the state of Palestine. But the fundamental question for Palestinians is how will this vote affect us and...
Saudi sentences 2 more to death for Shiite protests
10/22/2014 - RIYADH (AFP) -- A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two more people to death in connection with protests by minority Shiites that began three years ago, official media said. The latest convictions followed last week's death sentence against Shiite cleric...
  The Guardian
Israeli soldiers wounded in Egypt border attack
22 Oct 2014 - Female officer and male soldier injured after their vehicle is struck by anti-tank missile in southern Negev desert Two Israeli soldiers have been injured...
Eyewitness: Gaza
21 Oct 2014 - Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series Continue reading...
Baby killed and eight wounded in suspected terror attack in Jerusalem
23 Oct 2014 - Driver shot and arrested while trying to flee after vehicle ploughed through people standing on light railway platform A three-month old baby was killed...
  Daily Star
High school students in U.S., Lebanon discuss online
22 Oct 2014 Second-year high school students from Sagesse High School and the School Without Walls in Washington, D.C engaged Wednesday in an online discussion about ancient Mesopotamia.
At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border: Israel
22 Oct 2014 At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said.
Machnouk: Time for Hezbollah border dialogue
22 Oct 2014 The time is ripe to speak to Hezbollah about ways to secure Lebanon’s borders, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday in an interview on Al-Jadeed TV.
Driver in Jerusalem attack a Hamas member: Israel
22 Oct 2014 A Palestinian who ran over a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby, was a member of Hamas, a spokesman for the Israeli prime minister's office said.
Israel PM boosts police presence in Jerusalem after attack
22 Oct 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the police deployment in Jerusalem to be reinforced after a baby was killed and eight others wounded in a hit-and-run "terror attack" on Wednesday.
Syria's Assad replaces provincial governors in conflict zones
22 Oct 2014 President Bashar al-Assad has replaced five provincial governors, including some overseeing regions that include major fronts in Syria's civil war, state media said on Wednesday.
Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey
22 Oct 2014 Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters - two men and a woman barely out of her teens - to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge...
  Ha'aretz National News
Report: Israeli research excels despite declining university budgets
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
The Israeli minister who made a revolution in the Arab Christian community
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Ex-J’lem legal adviser says mayor Barkat made illegal move to gain votes
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Fraying coalition prompts Netanyahu and partners to form mediation team
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Israel to allocate $35m to World Zionist Organization’s settlement division
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Bill allowing Knesset to override High Court decisions hits snag
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Labor court backs dismissal of worker who praised Israeli soldiers’ deaths
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Court voids Israeli order to detain African asylum seeker
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Religious-Zionist Rabbi David Stav wins Jewish peoplehood Award
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Supreme Court rejects appeal in source-leaking case against Haaretz
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
High Court suspends fracking in Golan Heights
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Netanyahu trying to stabilize coalition amid talk of new elections
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Police: Assassination attempt on key witness in Ashdod port case
Ha'aretz - 22 Oct 2014
Israeli navigator killed in Nepal was a role model to young Orthodox women
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
After eleven year hiatus, Jerusalem has chief rabbis again
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jews get off N.Y.-Tel Aviv flight rather than sit next to opposite sex
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
Kochav Yair and Beit Jann top rankings for matriculation rates
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
Lufthansa pilot strike disrupts flights to and from Germany
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
Too close to call as Jerusalem elects two chief rabbis
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
Netanyahu convenes coalition whips, expects government break-up within months
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
Who’s afraid of early elections? Pretty much everyone
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
University blasts professor who called for annihilation of Palestinians
Ha'aretz - 21 Oct 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Jewish settlers set fire to 200 olive trees in Nablus village
Jewish settlers set fire to Palestinian olive trees to the west of Hawara village, south of Nablus city, at noon Wednesday.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, a religious and historical value (report)
Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered to be one of the most prominent Islamic landmarks; as it is the first Qibla (the direction that should be faced during the prayers) in Islam.
EU red lines document to Israel
Haaretz Hebrew newspaper published an internal European Union document that defines several of the EU’s “red lines†regarding Israeli actions in the West Bank.
A group of settlers, rabbis storm al-Aqsa Mosque
A group of settlers headed by a number of rabbis stormed Wednesday morning al-Aqsa Mosque via al-Magaribeh Gate under heavy police protection.
2525 Palestinian refugees killed in Syria
A Palestinian refugee was killed last night during clashes that broke out between the Syrian regime forces and opposition forces, rising the number of Palestinian refugees killed in Syria to 2525.
IOA bars travel of Palestinian journalist
The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) has barred the travel of Palestinian photojournalist Amer Abu Arafa from the West Bank city of al-Khalil to Jordan.
Prisoner Mousa continues his strike for the 33rd day, court refuses his release
Detainee Raed Mousa continued his hunger strike for the 33rd day protesting his administrative detention according to which he is indefinitely detained without charge or trial behind Israeli bars.
Injuries, arrests reported in IOF assaults throughout West Bank
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, nabbed eight Palestinians in Jenin, and opened fire on a group of unarmed students in Ramallah.
Israeli navy forces arrest 5 Palestinian fishermen
Israeli Navy Forces arrested Wednesday morning five Gazan fishermen while fishing off the coast of Gaza city, said head of the Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate Nizar Ayyash.
Jordan: al-Aqsa Mosque redline for Muslims
Jordan has warned that Israel’s illegal and provocative assaults on Muslim’s al-Aqsa Mosque would inevitably lead to bloody clashes amid rising indications of Israel’s attempt to divide the Mosque.
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.
PM vows to 'fight terror' after Ottawa attack
10/23/2014 - Stephen Harper says killing of soldiers in Ottawa and Quebec are "grim reminders" Canada is not immune to terrorism.
Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's Kobane
10/22/2014 - Kurdish authorities agree to send Peshmerga fighters to northern Syrian town to fight ISIL after Turkey allows passage.
White House locks down over latest fence jump
10/23/2014 - Man apprehended after scaling perimeter of presidential residence, a month after previous intruder entered complex.
Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq killings
10/22/2014 - Four ex-employees of US security firm found guilty of charges related to shootings of more than 30 civilians in 2007.
Ebola death toll rises to almost 4,900
10/22/2014 - Red Cross says epidemic can be contained in West Africa within four months if all necessary steps are taken.
Boeing sells first parts to Iran since 1979
10/22/2014 - National carrier Iran Air receives parts, ending a 35-year break in business prohibited under decades of US sanctions.
Blast rocks bus station in northern Nigeria
10/22/2014 - Suspected Boko Haram attack hits bus station in the town of Azare in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, witnesses say.
Baby killed in Jerusalem 'hit-and-run'
10/22/2014 - Eight people injured and infant killed as car rams into light railway stop in incident labelled a "terror attack".
  New York Times
Guards Guilty In ’07 Killings In Iraq Square
22 Oct 2014 - A finding that the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians was not a battlefield tragedy, but the result of a criminal act.
Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women
22 Oct 2014 - Demonstrations in Isfahan erupted after assaults that coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting in an “un-Islamic” way.
Driver Plows Into Group at Jerusalem Train Station, Killing Baby, Police Say
22 Oct 2014 - The driver was shot by police officers as he tried to flee, according to the Israeli police, in what was being treated as a terrorist attack.
U.S. Says It Stopped 3 Young Women Seeking to Join Islamic State
21 Oct 2014 - The teenagers, from the suburbs of Denver, were described in news reports as two sisters of Somali descent and a friend of Sudanese descent.
World Briefing: U.N. to Investigate Gaza Attacks
21 Oct 2014 - Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, announced that he was setting up an investigation into attacks on the world body’s facilities during Israel’s recent war against Hamas militants.
U.N. Cites ISIS Genocide Threat
21 Oct 2014 - A senior United Nations official said on Tuesday that the Islamic State had threatened to exterminate minority Yazidis in Iraq by killing them if they refused to convert to Islam.
Enforcer at Treasury Is First Line of Attack Against ISIS
21 Oct 2014 - David Cohen, a Treasury under secretary, discusses the battle to choke off the flow of illicit revenue to the Islamic State.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Nuclear Deal, Now or Never
21 Oct 2014 - Voting cycles in America and Iran leave only a small window of opportunity — starting right after Election Day.
Arrests Follow Acid Attacks on Iranian Women
20 Oct 2014 - The police arrested several men following episodes that appear connected to a new law on “badly veiled” women.
Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’
20 Oct 2014 - The Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was disrupted twice, but both protesters were ushered out.
Board Says Saudi Detainee Should Be Repatriated
20 Oct 2014 - Officials determined that it was no longer necessary to imprison Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where he has been held for more than 12 years.
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 to Let Iraqi Kurds Cross to Syria to Fight ISIS
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.”
  Jerusalem Post
Violence in capital continues as Palestinians hurl stones at kindergarten in east Jerusalem
23 Oct 2014 - Border Police and regular police personnel are conducting searches of the vicinity.
Report: Palestinians accept US request to delay Security Council bid for statehood
23 Oct 2014 - The sources also told the newspaper that the PA leadership is prepared to return to the negotiations with Israel but not according to "old mechanisms."
Bennett's proposed response to Jerusalem terror attack - 'more construction and an iron fist'
23 Oct 2014 - Economy minister criticized Netanyahu on Thursday for failing to provide what he perceives as an adequate response to the simmering violence in Jerusalem.
Ma’aleh Adumim mayor: E1 is redline for us, not for the Palestinian Authority
22 Oct 2014 - Benny Kashriel responds to a report that the EU has included his city of 37,000 residents in a list of five redline areas, critical to the survival of a Palestinian state.
Israeli official: EU proposal to negotiate West Bank redlines is a death warrant
22 Oct 2014 - A European diplomatic official says the proposed formula reflects growing frustration in European capitals with Israel’s continued building beyond the pre-1967 lines.
Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada
22 Oct 2014 - "This week's incidents are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terror attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world," Canadian PM says after attacks.
Pro-Israel German-language Jewish magazine launches
22 Oct 2014 - Original periodical stopped printing day before Kristallnacht.
Baby girl killed in Jerusalem is an American, US official says
22 Oct 2014 - Shimshon Halperin, mourns the loss of his granddaughter Chaya Zissel Braun.
Terrorist kills infant, wounds several, after ramming car into crowd in Jerusalem
22 Oct 2014 - Arab suspect from capital’s Silwan neighborhood shot by police after attempting to flee scene on foot near light rail stop.
IFA punishes Sakhnin with NIS 15K slap on wrist for honoring Bishara
22 Oct 2014 - Sakhnin’s recognition of Bishara created an uproar and was criticized by several Members of Knesset.
Jewish leader compares eastern Ukraine to Gaza
22 Oct 2014 - Many in the west fear that Russia hopes to create another frozen conflict in Donbas to exert pressure over Kiev to mitigate its turn to the west.
Israeli youth now eligible for work permits in Australia
22 Oct 2014 - According to the agreement, some 500 of these types of visas will be issued by each country a year.
Meretz council members tour Silwan to denounce Israeli settlement growth
22 Oct 2014 - "The idea is to bring as much of an Israeli population as possible there to make a peace settlement more difficult than it already is," says Meretz councilwoman
Israel’s environmental health shows progress, but has much room for improvement, experts find
22 Oct 2014 - In addition to natural causes of PM accumulation, manmade sources include power plants, industry, home heating and transportation – the last of which dominates major metropolitan areas.
Netanyahu blames Abbas incitement for Jerusalem terror attack
22 Oct 2014 - Prime Minister orders reinforced security forces in capital; politicians on Right action should have been taken earlier to stop violence.
Egypt border attack, injuring 2 IDF soldiers, launched by drug smugglers
22 Oct 2014 - IDF kills smugglers in return fire.
World Jewish Congress flips on Nazi pensions
22 Oct 2014 - The American government’s policy of continuing to provide monetary benefits to people complicit in the Holocaust deported from the US created shockwaves throughout the Jewish world.
Jerusalem Post News: October 22, 2014
22 Oct 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
This Week in History: The Wye River land-for-peace agreement
22 Oct 2014 - Premium special: A glimpse into historical moments in Israeli news from this week in 'The Jerusalem Post' front covers.
Lord of the dance to play ‘Dangerous Games’ in Israel
22 Oct 2014 - Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance, has thrilled audiences worldwide.
Kerry: Current relations between Israel, Palestinians 'unsustainable'
22 Oct 2014 - US secretary of state says there is an urgent need to renew peace talks; rebuffs reports that Obama aims to freeze Congress out of decision-making process on Iran deal.
Israel mulling request to replace UN peacekeepers who fled Syria border with drones
22 Oct 2014 - A senior Israel defense source says that "this is a very sensitive decision, with multiple security implications."
Sinai Says: Sakhnin scandal exacerbated by Liberman’s senseless shenanigans
22 Oct 2014 - What should have been an innocuous ceremony ahead of Saturday’s match caused a big uproar after Bnei Sakhnin paid tribute to fugitive former Balad MK Azmi Bishara.
Analysis: Who’s afraid of Moshe Kahlon?
21 Oct 2014 - Elections are also the last thing needed by Netanyahu’s Likud or any of its coalition partners, except for Bayit Yehudi, which is doing well in the polls.
  YNet News
Lieberman: Jerusalem, Canada attacks show terrorism is global epidemic
23 Oct 2014 - ....
Report: US-led air strikes killed 553 people in Syria, 32 civilians
23 Oct 2014 - ....
Two stone-throwing incidents in Jerusalem's Light Rail
23 Oct 2014 - ....
US girls make possible bid to join militants
23 Oct 2014 - ....
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
23 Oct 2014 - ....
Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11
22 Oct 2014 - Terror group Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed responsibility for the bombing after being active mostly in Sinai. ....
Jerusalem terrorist had a history of violence
22 Oct 2014 - Abed a-Rahman a-Shaludi, 20, died of gunshot wounds after driving his car into a crowd of people at a Jerusalem train station; his family maintains that it was an accident. ....
When religion and politics mix
22 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Netanyahu prefers to thwart conversion reform because his natural partners, the haredim, are much more important than the common citizen. ....
WJC shifts view on Nazi benefit payments
22 Oct 2014 - Pension benefits to war criminals flowed through a legal loophole that World Jewish Congress lobbied to keep open during 1990s. Now, Jewish group says US law should be changed to stop payments. ....
For or Against? The bill to bypass the High Court of Justice
22 Oct 2014 - Two members of the Knesset, from two different ends of the spectrum, discuss their respective stances on a contentious bill to override court rulings. ....
Israeli military industries up for sale
22 Oct 2014 - IMI to be privatized as part of national privatization plan; company expected to sell for NIS 2.5-3 billion. ....
'There are parents whose children never come home, not even in a coffin'
22 Oct 2014 - Yuval Tal-Nir was on the trip of a lifetime to Peru when he and Shir Behar lost their lives in a tragic rafting accident; his family remember a talented, clever and creative young man, who planned to become a doctor. ....
Netanyahu obsessed with being prime minister
22 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Israeli leader doesn't want to control millions of Palestinians, but is unwilling to jeopardize his position as prime minister even if it jeopardizes the State of Israel's future. ....
Israel's absurd zigzag policy on Gaza
21 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Is Hamas really ISIS, as Netanyahu argued, or an organization we negotiate with and offer gestures to - like treating its leader's daughter in Israel? ....
Memories of peace: A return to Jordan
21 Oct 2014 - It's been 20 years since King Hussein and Yitzhak Rabin exchanged warm words and optimism prevailed; but two decades on, the bubble has burst on hopes of normalized ties between Israel and Jordan. Smadar Perry returns to where it all began – and ended. ....
False image of a future Palestinian state
21 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Swedish and British recognition of Palestine based on left's assumption that such a state will be essentially different from 21 backward and non-democratic Arab countries and won't adopt the Gazan model with its tunnels, rockets and terrorists. ....
'Death of Klinghoffer' not anti-Semitic, says Israeli cast member
21 Oct 2014 - Maya Lahyani, who plays role of Palestinian woman, says controversial opera does not choose sides in conflict. 'I would never sing in an anti-Semitic or anti-Israel show.' ....
Jewish schools in UK complain about inspectors
21 Oct 2014 - Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools says pupils questioned about sex during unannounced visits; other Jewish educators sound note of caution. ....
Jerusalem light rail - a microcosm of a city divided
21 Oct 2014 - From symbol of coexistence to ghost train, the capital's Jewish residents prefer to disembark before the rails reach East Jerusalem, with its stonings and firebombings. ....

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