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PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 43 Palestinians, Including Children And A Legislator, Wednesday”
28 Sep 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, late at night and on Wednesday, at least 43 Palestinians, including children a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied...
Army Kidnaps Fifteen Palestinians In Jerusalem
28 Sep 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem. 30 Palestinians have been kidnapped in different parts...
Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians Near Ramallah
28 Sep 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Budrus, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched many homes and kidnapped five Palestinians. Several army vehicles invaded the village, before the soldiers...
Updated: Israeli Army Kidnaps Seven Palestinians In Hebron
28 Sep 2016 - The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, five Palestinians in Hebron city and the al-Fawwar refugee camp. The PPS said the soldiers invaded...
Israeli Soldiers Partially Demolish A Home In Beit Jala
28 Sep 2016 - Israeli soldiers and several military bulldozers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, Beit Jala city near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and partially demolished a Palestinian home. Resident Sa’id al-Qassas, the owner of the partially demolished building,...
Army Kidnaps One Palestinian Near Bethlehem
28 Sep 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped one Palestinian. Ahmad Salah, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said...
Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians Near Jenin
28 Sep 2016 - Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped two Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded Jaba’ nearby town, and summoned a...
Detainee Jawareesh Starts Hunger Strike Demanding Ending Violations, Constant Transfers
27 Sep 2016 - Palestinian detainee Jawad Jawareesh, 40, declared hunger strike this past Sunday from his solitary confinement cell in the Ramon Israeli prison, protesting ongoing violations, and his repeated transfers from one prison to another without any reason...
Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian School for 4th Time
27 Sep 2016 - Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, demolished a new classroom made out of Zinc, in the Abu Nuwwar school, Khan Al-Ahmar, occupied East Jerusalem. This is the fourth time the school is demolished by Israel, who refuses to give...
Autopsy: Palestinian Detainee Died of Heart Condition, Following Longstanding Neglect by Doctors
27 Sep 2016 - An autopsy has confirmed that the cause of death for 41-year-old Palestinian prisoner Yasser Thiab Hamdouni, who died in Israeli custody Sunday morning , was cardiomegaly, a condition in which the heart is enlarged, and can lead...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Secret documents show how Israel tried to evade international scrutiny of occupation
In two cables from '67 and '68, Foreign Ministry officials admit violations of Geneva Conventions, instruct diplomats how to evade need for compliance by eschewing use of the word ‘occupation.’
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Shimon Peres: Man of peace or war criminal?
09/28/2016 - Long-serving Israeli politician leaves a mixed legacy after winning a Nobel Peace Prize, but also accused of war crimes.
Gone is Shimon Peres, but so is his era
09/28/2016 - During his long career, he was involved in the good, the bad and the ugly of Israel's politics.
  Daily Star
 
STL: Defendant canceled hajj pilgrimage before attack
28 Sep 2016 Following weeks of testimony about complex telecommunications data, prosecutors at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon introduced more traditional evidence Wednesday, shedding light on the detective work undertaken by investigators.
Senior militant surrenders to Army
28 Sep 2016 A senior militant commander from Fatah al-Islam surrendered to the Lebanese Army Wednesday outside a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star.
  YNet News
 
Massachusetts gov. planning first overseas trade mission to Israel
28 Sep 2016 - The governor of the State of Massachusetts will be visiting Israel for six days with the hope of bringing cyber security and digital health services to Massachusetts; his visit comes at the heels of a successful visit by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. ....
Extensive road closures expected for funeral and dignitaries
28 Sep 2016 - In addition to the dozens of world leaders and their extensive security escorts, thousands of mourners from across the country expected to arrive to bid farewell to Shimon Peres, causing heavy traffic jams throughout the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv areas. ....
Russian military says it's ready to talk to US about Aleppo
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Turkey security council to recommend extending state of emergency
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Gov. Baker planning first overseas trade mission to Israel
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Police operation for Peres funeral 'unprecedented in scope'
28 Sep 2016 - With a state funeral in the works the likes of which haven't been seen since Rabin was assassinated in 1995, the Israel Police and the Shin Bet are preparing for their largest security operation ever; they will be protecting not only foreign dignitaries, but also over 100,000 well wishers who wish to accompany the former president on his final journey. ....
US Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of Saudi Sept. 11 bill
28 Sep 2016 - US citizens may soon be able to sue Saudi Arabia for damages sustained as a result of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, after the US Senate voted to override President Obama's veto on the matter. ....
Syrian National Coalition: Political solution "no longer viable option" in Syria
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Obama hopes to attend Peres funeral in Israel -White House
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Speaker of the Knesset: 'We are saying goodbye to our patriarch'
28 Sep 2016 - In a ceremony paying last respects to one of Israel's founding fathers, flags were lowered to half-staff and officials eulogized the former President and Prime Minister; 'Today I feel that the family of Israel is not only saying goodbye to another member of the family, but saying goodbye to the patriarch himself.' ....
Jerusalem wedding hall disaster victims to receive compensation from the state
28 Sep 2016 - 15 years after the 2001 disaster in which 23 people were killed and hundreds injures, the state will compensate victims, giving out a total of NIS 120 million. ....
Probe: Malaysian jet downed by Russian missile launcher
28 Sep 2016 - A Dutch investigative team has determined that MH17 was indeed shot down by Russian allied rebels in eastern Ukraine; the rebels allegedly fired a Russian made Buk missile at the plane; the Kremlin denies all wrongdoing. ....
Jordan's king swears in govt led by Mulki for second term
28 Sep 2016 - With improving the economy on the agenda in light of regional turmoil, Jordan's King Abdullah swore in a new government on Wednesday; while much of the 29 member cabinet remains unchanged, it will face stiff opposition from a parliament with a Muslim Brotherhood presence. ....
Jerusalem planning committee meeting postponed again
28 Sep 2016 - As leaders from around the world come to Peres's funeral in Jerusalem - the state's largest funeral since Yitzhak Rabin - the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee has been asked to postpone discussions on building in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. ....
Hamas, Hezbollah ‘happy’ about Peres’s death, PA sends condolences
28 Sep 2016 - Hamas official denounces Shimon Peres as ‘founder of occupation’ adding that his death represents ‘a new phase of weakness;’ Hezbollah labels him a ‘criminal;’ Mahmoud Abbas sends condolences to family, while PA news agency document’s Peres’s 'aggression.' ....
8 months added to Olmert's sentence as Supreme Court rejects appeal
28 Sep 2016 - Court also rejected appeals filed by the state against Olmert’s acquittal in the 'Rishon Tours' corruption case, and against his relatively lenient punishment of a suspended sentence for the 'Investment Center' affair. ....
Cabinet observes minute's silence for Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and government ministers convene a special cabinet meeting to observe a minute’s silence to remember the former president Shimon Peres; Netanyahu: ‘There aren't many people in our history who contributed so much to the State of Israel and the people of Israel;’ funeral to take place Friday morning on Mount Herzl. ....
Shimon Peres: Bigger than life
28 Sep 2016 - Op-ed: It’s hard to say goodbye to Shimon Peres, a leader who evoked feelings of astonishment and envy, admiration and contempt, love and hate. It’s hard to say goodbye because of the illusive feeling he created that he was here to stay. ....
Not just Amona: Thousands of settlement homes face possible evacuation
27 Sep 2016 - A mapping project based on Civil Administration maps and database marks more than 2,500 housing units, residential buildings and commercial structures in dozens of Jewish communities; Many buildings it turns out were built on private rather than state-owned lands, making them illegal; project shows how complicated settling West Bank settlement issue is. ....
Syrian government launches Aleppo blitz
27 Sep 2016 - The Assad regime has launched its biggest ever ground assault against the rebels holding out in Aleppo, Syria's former economic capital; heavy fighting is being reported around the city; Hezbollah leader Nasrallah: 'there are no prospects for political solutions ... the final word is for the battlefield.' ....
A Jewish island - life in the first Jewish ghetto in Venice
27 Sep 2016 - The first Jewish ghetto was established in Venice 500 years ago this year, and for the first time, Jewish artifacts from the ghetto are on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; this ghetto was the first time that Jews had a permanent, designated place to live in Europe. ....
Love it or hate it, gefilte fish is here to stay
27 Sep 2016 - A new cookbook, Gefilte Manifesto, is attempting to revive the often-maligned Jewish Ashkenazi delicacy's reputation. 'Until I started making my own, I associated it with something I would never eat,' said one of the authors. ....
Bombs at mosque, congress center in Dresden, no one hurt: German police
27 Sep 2016 - The two explosions caused no injuries, but did result in property damage. It is not yet clear who is behind the bombings, but authorities suspect the motive was xenophobic. ....
A political realist in an irrational world
27 Sep 2016 - Op-ed: Hundreds of thousands of Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi citizens were sacrificed, unknowingly and with good intent, for the sake of Obama’s sincere desire to talk to tyrant regimes, precisely in order to prevent unnecessary victims; it’s a shame the bad guys failed to understand and play by his rules. ....
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Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Thousands to pay final respects to Israel's Shimon Peres
BBC 28 Sep 2016 - Thousands of people are expected to pay their final respects in Jerusalem to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, who died at the age of 93.
Iran nuclear chief sees no threat to deal if Trump wins
Arab News 28 Sep 2016 - Author: AGENCIES Thu, 2016-09-29 ID: 1475092847702158000 VIENNA: A landmark nuclear accord sealed last year between Iran and six world powers will not be in danger if Donald Trump wins the US presidential election in November, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday. Republican...
Human Rights groups up pressure on Obama to investigate Israeli killing of U.S. citizen
Mondoweiss 28 Sep 2016 - Earlier this month we reported the call by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)  for a U.S. investigation into killing of Mahmoud Shaalan , a Palestinian-American teen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank.  The following is an update, AFSC’s latest press release, about a letter sent...
6 bids in Israel Railways electrified cars tender
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - Siemens, Alstom, Stadler, Hitachi, Skoda, and Bombardier are competing in the NIS 3 billion tender.
"Globes" names Mobileye Israel's tech co of the decade
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - Shahua: We went from being a supplier in 2014 to being a partner of BMW and Intel in July 2016.
"Globes" names Israel's 16 most promising startups
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - In addition to startup of the year WalkMe, Globes has named three startups each in big data, med-tech, Internet, transport and cyber security.
‘Night Raid’ exhibit coming to DC shares striking images of life under occupation
Mondoweiss 28 Sep 2016 - Recently, the U.S. approved a $38 billion military aid package to Israel over the next decade. Hearing this news, my thoughts turned to what this funding commitment means to mothers in the occupied Palestinian territories. Imagine telling your child that he should go to sleep in...
Apple developing iPhone 8 in Israel - report
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - Sources at Apple's development center in Herzliya told "Business Insider" that they are working on the iPhone 8, which will be released in 2017.
Last survivor
BBC 28 Sep 2016 - His long career had plenty of dark moments, but Shimon Peres goes to his grave as one of the greatest of Israel's founders and statesmen, writes Jeremy Bowen.
Shimon Peres, Israel’s greatest ambassador, will be remembered for enabling oppression of the Palestinians
Mondoweiss 28 Sep 2016 - This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page . The world is awakening to the news of the death of Shimon Peres, the last liberal lion of the founders of the state...
Shimon Peres, dead at 93
Mondoweiss 28 Sep 2016 - Shimon Peres, a three-time prime minister and former president from Israel’s generation of founders has died at the age of 93. Although celebrated internationally as a humanitarian and peacemaker, Peres’s true legacy includes the ongoing colonization of Palestinian lands and creation of Israel’s nuclear weapon program....
Shimon Peres’ wish for peace lives on - Yossi Beilin
BBC 28 Sep 2016 - Former Israeli Justice Minister Yossi Beilin, an architect of the Oslo Accords, says Shimon Peres' wish for peace will live on following his death.
Israel's population on eve of 5777: 8.6 million
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - The country's population has grown 2% over the past year, the Central Bureau of statistics reports.
Going Back To The Diaspora
This Week In Palestine 28 Sep 2016 - Between Exits by Hani Zurob shows Palestine from an exile’s point of view. “You’re going to be part of the diaspora now,” my friend Mariam said, turning to me with her eyebrows raised. We were on our way home, riding one of the orange service taxis...
Towards Community Philanthropy
This Week In Palestine 28 Sep 2016 - International activists support olive harvest in Surif. Photo courtesy of Palestine Solidarity Project. It was the summer of 2006. It had been eight years since my previous visit to Palestine and to be honest, I had not spent much time thinking about the homeland. The previous...
The March of Return
This Week In Palestine 28 Sep 2016 - “A traveler I am, and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul. ” Khalil Gibran I felt rather strange the other day during a presentation titled “Creating Impact on International Youth in Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities.” I was speaking at...
Fulfilling the vision of Peres requires dismantling settlements
Al-Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - Former President Shimon Peres' Middle East peace legacy can only be realized if the settlements he himself approved many years ago are dismantled.
Trump-Clinton debate dominates headlines in Iran
Al-Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - While some stayed awake in Iran to follow the first round of the US presidential debates live, others read about it in the press, which extensively covered both the event and the lively conversation sparked by the debate.
Follow the Star
This Week In Palestine 28 Sep 2016 - “After [the Magi] had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.” Matthew 2:9. In 2015, Bethlehem’s Christmas tree was voted by the...
Palestinian Diaspora
This Week In Palestine 28 Sep 2016 - To be justified to carry the brand name of Palestine, we must cater to all Palestinians, wherever they are. Palestinians around the world are estimated at about 12.37 million people, 6 million of which are residing in Arab and other foreign countries, according to the Palestinian...
How activists are confronting contract killings of Israeli Arab women
Al-Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - Activists within the Israeli Arab sector warn of growing violence and the murder of women, with five Israeli Arab women killed so far in 2016.
Peres, ex-Israeli President and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 93
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 Sep 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died early Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major … continue reading Peres, ex-Israeli President and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 93
Why criticism from former PM Barak rattles Netanyahu
Al-Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - A recent tweet by former Prime Minister Ehud Barak could portend the next big challenge to Benjamin Netanyahu's grip on power.
Financial watchdog worries Iranian hard-liners
Al-Monitor 28 Sep 2016 - Fierce criticism of engagement with the Financial Action Task Force rages on in Iran, but the government is holding firm with the support of several political heavyweights.
Human Rights Watch Accuses FIFA of Supporting Israeli Settlements
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 Sep 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Tel Aviv-Human Rights Watch has responded to the efforts exerted by Palestinians to draw condemnation to Israeli settlements. The organization … continue reading Human Rights Watch Accuses FIFA of Supporting Israeli Settlements
Shimon Peres: An emigre who became a world statesman
BBC 28 Sep 2016 - A look back at the life and career of former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres.
Assad Launches ‘Last Phase’ of Aleppo Massacre with Sectarian Momentum
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 Sep 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Beirut-The Bashar Assad regime has launched what was likely to be the “last phase” of the massacre in Aleppo with … continue reading Assad Launches ‘Last Phase’ of Aleppo Massacre with Sectarian Momentum
Long legacy
BBC 27 Sep 2016 - The BBC's Kevin Connolly looks back at the long career of Shimon Peres, who helped shape every decade of Israel's life.
Detainee Jawareesh Starts Hunger Strike Demanding Ending Violations, Constant Transfers
Occupation Magazine 27 Sep 2016 - IMEMC - "Mohammad Hamida, the head of the Association of Palestinian Prisoners called on international human rights and legal groups to intervene and stop the constant and escalating violations against the detainees, and the illegal policies of medical neglect, which recently claimed the life of detainee...
Netanyahu’s “happy talk” campaign to destroy peace
Occupation Magazine 27 Sep 2016 - Ray Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Benjamin Netanyahu has done everything possible to destroy the peace process and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian State, but cleverly disguises his nation’s brutality with “happy talk” and disingenuous pleas for I“peace.”" - id
Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian School for 4th Time
Occupation Magazine 27 Sep 2016 - IMEMC - " The school is located in area C of the West Bank, between the illegal settlements of Ma’ale Adumim and Qedar: an area that has been marked by the Israeli authorities as Area E1, site of the planned expansion of Ma’ale Adumim in order to...
Israel police target Palestinian Balad party in arrests
Occupation Magazine 27 Sep 2016 - Zena Tahhan - Al Jazeera - "Six party members and activists, including party chairman Awad Abdel Fattah, remain in police custody, while at least 29 others were released after varying periods of interrogation." - id
Not just Amona: Thousands of settlement homes face possible evacuation
Occupation Magazine 27 Sep 2016 - Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben-Kimon - Ynet - "Many buildings it turns out were built on private rather than state- owned lands, making them illegal; project shows how complicated settling West Bank settlement issue is." - id|
Why Africa won’t embrace Netanyahu
+972 Magazine 27 Sep 2016 - No matter how many technological advancements or solutions to terrorism he offers, Netanyahu won’t be able to convince African states to love Israel before the occupation comes to an end. By Ilan Baruch Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspects an honor guard in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 5,...
No responsibility. No morality. No comment. No boycott.
Mondoweiss 27 Sep 2016 - With 2017 marking 50 years of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and the annexation of East Jerusalem you can guarantee that the debate over boycotting Israeli Settlements, whether by ordinary consumers or by businesses, will be a strong feature of the anniversary. It may...
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Obama will attend funeral of Peres in Jerusalem
Middle East Eye 28 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Obama hails Peres as friend who 'never gave up on the possibility of peace'
Shimon Peres: Founder of Israel, architect of the occupation
Middle East Eye 28 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined To his supporters Peres was a dove of peace, but to his critics he played a key role in constructing an Israeli state that oppresses Palestinians
Former al-Qaeda group accuses German reporter of fake interview
Middle East Eye 28 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Jabhat Fateh al-Sham spokesperson calls interview with alleged militant leader 'lies' while others brand it a 'hoax'
What are the Oslo accords?
Middle East Eye 28 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Over 20 years after they were first signed, the accords remain the basis of relations between Israeli and Palestinian officials in West Bank
Former Israel president Peres dies amid adulation and accusation
Middle East Eye 27 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Shimon Peres was praised by world leaders for his role in the peace process but accused by Palestinians of being responsible for a massacre
OPEC set for no deal as Iran rejects Saudi oil output offer
Middle East Eye 27 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Several OPEC delegates said the positions of Saudi Arabia and Iran remained too far apart
Will This Invention Make the ‘Shabbos Goy’ Obsolete?
The Forward New 28 Sep 2016 - Observant Jews might soon be able to dispense with the ‘Shabbos goy,’ the Gentile neighbor or friend who performs forbidden labor during the Sabbath. That’s because Morty Kohn, a Brooklyn electrician, has created a new light-bulb that can effectively be shut off and turned on without...
Israelis Stop To Recall Shimon Peres † and His Powerful Legacy
The Forward New 28 Sep 2016 - Israelis woke up to the news that Shimon Peres, the 9th president of Israel and last living leader in Israel’s founding generation, died in the early morning hours.
Shimon Peres, Israel’s Liberal Elder Statesman, Dies at 93
The Forward New 27 Sep 2016 - Israel lost its most honored senior statesman, the last active member of its founding generation, with the death of Shimon Peres, the former ceremonial state president and ex-prime minister.
Seychelles: President Sends Condolences On Passing of Former Israeli Leader
allAfrica.com 28 Sep 2016 - [Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The President of Seychelles has expressed his condolences after the death of the former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.
Tanzania: Iran Offers More Scholarships to Students in Engineering Studies
allAfrica.com 28 Sep 2016 - [Daily News] Zanzibar -Iran has promised to strengthen relations with Zanzibar by offering more scholarships particularly in Oil and Gas engineering in support for the Isles preparation for the sector.
Rwanda: Rwanda Sympathizes With Israel for the Death of Shimon Peres
allAfrica.com 28 Sep 2016 - [News of Rwanda] Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation sends out condolences to Israel few hours after the loss of its former President, Shimon Peres.
Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta Joins World Leaders in Mourning Shimon Perez
allAfrica.com 28 Sep 2016 - [Nation] President Kenyatta has joined world leaders in mourning the death of former Israeli President Shimon Perez who passed on Wednesday morning.
South Africa: This Is a Call for Solidarity From South Africa to Palestine
allAfrica.com 27 Sep 2016 - [The Daily Vox] Leigh-Ann Naidoo, who is the South African delegate on the Women's Boat to Gaza, asked her father to reflect on his 41-day hunger strike in 1981, with reference to the continuing hunger strikes of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Derrick Naidoo says that...
Algeria: Iran Hopes Algiers Meeting Won't Lead to Decision On OPEC Production
allAfrica.com 27 Sep 2016 - [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar stressed Tuesday in Algiers that his country hopes that OPEC's informal meeting Wednesday in Algiers will not lead to an official decision in the production of member countries of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
"Globes" names Mobileye Israel's tech co of the decade
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - Shahua: We went from being a supplier in 2014 to being a partner of BMW and Intel in July 2016.
"Globes" names Israel's 16 most promising startups
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - In addition to startup of the year WalkMe, Globes has named three startups each in big data, med-tech, Internet, transport and cyber security.
Apple developing iPhone 8 in Israel - report
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - Sources at Apple's development center in Herzliya told "Business Insider" that they are working on the iPhone 8, which will be released in 2017.
6 bids in Israel Railways electrified cars tender
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - Siemens, Alstom, Stadler, Hitachi, Skoda, and Bombardier are competing in the NIS 3 billion tender.
World leaders to attend Peres funeral
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis are expected to head a huge delegation attending Shimon Peres's funeral in Jerusalem on Friday.
Israel's population on eve of 5777: 8.6 million
Globes Main News 28 Sep 2016 - The country's population has grown 2% over the past year, the Central Bureau of statistics reports.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 Sep 2016 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 28 Sep 2016 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 28 Sep 2016 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 28 Sep 2016 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 28 Sep 2016 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 28 Sep 2016 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
EVENT: What Is BDS?
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Sep 2016 - The 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) has become a global, nonviolent movement to achieve Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. Attend this first-ever Hill briefing featuring leading student, faith-based, civil society, and legal practitioners of BDS to learn more about the...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Two members quit Israeli curriculum panel over exclusion of novel on Jewish-Arab romance
Ha'aretz - 11 Jul 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Palestinian MP among dozens of detainees in W.B.
28 Sep 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched at dawn Wednesday a large-scale raid and arrest campaign throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies
28 Sep 2016 - Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres died on Wednesday at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a major stroke.
Jordanians reject gas deal with Israel
28 Sep 2016 - Jordanian activists, MPs, and professional associations on Tuesday expressed anger and concern over the gas deal signed a day earlier between Jordan’s government and Israel.
A new settlement neighborhood to be built in O. J’lem
28 Sep 2016 - Building works have started over the recent weeks for a new settlement neighborhood at the entrance of occupied Jerusalem.
Israel to demolish a suspected attacker's home
28 Sep 2016 - The Israeli Supreme Court approved an Israeli military decision to demolish the family home of a Palestinian suspected of being involved in anti-occupation attack.
Palestinian MPs meet with South African delegation
28 Sep 2016 - A number of Palestinian MPs for Hamas Movement met Tuesday with a diplomatic delegation from South Africa in al-Khalil.
Shedding bitter tears, wheel-chaired Nidaa cries for help
28 Sep 2016 - “I appeal to all the world’s humanitarian people to save me,” said the injured Palestinian girl Nidaa Abu Daka as she burst into tears.
Netanyahu: U.S. support to remain strong no matter who wins the ballot
28 Sep 2016 - Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed on Tuesday that American support for Israel will remain strong regardless of who is elected president in November.
Israel tightens military grip around Occupied Jerusalem
28 Sep 2016 - The Israeli occupation police propped up military presence in Occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon on claims of imminent “security threats.”
Palestinians bid last farewell to victim of Israeli medical neglect
28 Sep 2016 - Palestinian masses took to Jenin streets on Tuesday as they bid last farewell to prisoner Yasser Hamdouni, killed earlier this week due to medical neglect in an Israeli jail.
2 Palestinian hunger strikers moved to solitary confinement
27 Sep 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) isolated two Palestinian prisoners, from al-Khalil, after they waged a hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention.
Israeli army razes hamlet in Jordan Valley, displaces families
27 Sep 2016 - The Israeli occupation army on Tuesday morning demolished Palestinian homes and agricultural structures belonging to Bedouins in al-Himma hamlet, north of the Jordan Valley.
Women’s boat to Gaza to reach the Strip on Saturday
27 Sep 2016 - The Popular committee to break the siege on Gaza said that the women’s boat to Gaza is expected to reach the besieged strip of Gaza on Saturday.
IOF brutally attacks 6 Palestinian prisoners during their detention
27 Sep 2016 - Six Palestinian prisoners, from al-Khalil and Bethlehem, were subjected to severe beating at the hands of Israeli forces during their detention.
Israeli authorities end probe into shooting of Palestinian child
27 Sep 2016 - Israel's deputy attorney general rejected a petition filed by a Palestinian family against the police's decision to end their investigation into a shooting incident that rendered its son badly wounded.
Qaraqe: Israeli jails turned into death camps
27 Sep 2016 - Head of the Palestinian committee for prisoners’ affairs Issa Qaraqe said Tuesday that Israeli prisons have turned into death camps for Palestinian prisoners.
Euro-Mediterranean expresses concern over Israel-Facebook agreement
27 Sep 2016 - Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights expressed deep concern over the recent agreement signed by the Israeli government and Facebook administration to restrict freedom of expression.
IOA confiscates 138 dunums north of Salfit
27 Sep 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) issued a military order stating the confiscation of a Palestinian-owned land southwest of Hares town north of Salfit.
Israelis threaten olive harvest season
27 Sep 2016 - Olive season is one of the main links that connects Palestinians to their lands and embodies their resilience and identity.
Palestinians hope to see policy change in UK following Corbyn's election
27 Sep 2016 - The Palestinian Forum in Britain expressed hope that the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Party leader would help change the British policy towards the Palestinian question.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
Obama and Shimon Peres: Fast Friends Who Found Peace Out of Reach
28 Sep 2016 - They were an international odd couple with seemingly little in common when they first met, but somehow Barack Obama and Mr. Peres hit it off.
Appreciation: Israel’s Philosopher-Politician
28 Sep 2016 - Shimon Peres remained optimistic about Israel’s role in the world.
Life Without Shimon Peres? In Many Ways, His Israel Faded Long Ago
28 Sep 2016 - Despite his own late-in-life attempts at unity among Israelis, perhaps it is only natural that his legacy is viewed through a prism of old divides.
World Leaders Issue Emotional Tributes to Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - The death of the former Israeli leader prompted an outpouring from around the world, although praise was tempered among Palestinians.
The Interpreter: Russia’s Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working
28 Sep 2016 - Many analysts say Russia and the Syrian government could be massacring civilians as part of a strategy with aims beyond just one city.
Notebook: Donald Trump, Sean Hannity and a Still-Elusive Tape
28 Sep 2016 - What exactly did the Republican candidate say about the Iraq war in 2003?
U.S. to Send 600 More Troops to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul From ISIS
28 Sep 2016 - The deployment, to aid Iraqis in the looming battle to take back Mosul from the Islamic State, will bring the number of American troops in Iraq to 5,000.
Congress Votes to Override Obama Veto on 9/11 Victims Bill
28 Sep 2016 - Both chambers overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday for a bill that would let Americans sue Saudi Arabia in the attacks — the first veto override of the Obama presidency.
Syria Talks Will End if Aleppo Bombing Continues, U.S. Tells Russia
28 Sep 2016 - The warning from Secretary of State John Kerry came on the same day that two hospitals in insurgent-held areas of the city were hit by airstrikes.
Obama and Bill Clinton to Travel to Israel to Honor Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - Presidents, prime ministers and a prince accepted invitations to the funeral on Friday for Mr. Peres, one of the country’s elder statesmen.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Taxi Driver’s Last Ride
28 Sep 2016 - When Mohammad Azam picked up a passenger near the Iran-Pakistan border, did he have any idea he was a target for a U.S. drone strike?
A Bomb Shatters an Aleppo Building, and Videos Capture the Rescue Minute by Minute
28 Sep 2016 - Videos show people trying to save those trapped under rubble in an area where basic services have been devastated by years of war.
Feature: Baltimore vs. Marilyn Mosby
28 Sep 2016 - In the midst of a national crisis of police violence, Baltimore’s state’s attorney gambled that prosecuting six officers for the death of Freddie Gray would help heal her city. She lost much more than just the case.
Behind the Scenes With Shimon Peres
27 Sep 2016 - In 2013, the photographer Lynsey Addario accompanied Mr. Peres, then the president of Israel and one of the world’s oldest sitting leaders, for a day just before he turned 90.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Israeli clubs return to continental action
28 Sep 2016 - Hapoel Beersheba hosts Southampton • Maccabi Tel Aviv looks to rebound against Dundalk.
How Shimon Peres laid the foundation for Start-up Nation
28 Sep 2016 - Though Israel's economy needed further structural reforms, the plan Peres pushed through were a major turning point in turning it from having a third-world basket case to a market economy.
Apple reportedly developing iPhone 8 in Israel
28 Sep 2016 - An anonymous Apple staffer divulged that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 8, skipping the name iPhone 7s.
Comment: End of an era - The many faces of Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - After so many years, and so much doing, there is something in Peres’ bio for almost every Israeli to grab onto.
Obama will travel to Jerusalem for Peres ceremony, White House says
28 Sep 2016 -
Residents of Shimon Peres’ Belarus birthplace gather outside his childhood home
28 Sep 2016 - Peres was born in what was then known as Wiszniew, Poland, as Szymon Perski, and immigrated to the British Mandate for Palestine with his family at the age of 11.
Media comment: Trump-phobia
28 Sep 2016 - The upshot of all of this is that in Israel, at least, one should beware of and distrust the media when it comes to reports and analysis of the US election campaign.
Israel to host first Japanese Film Festival in October
28 Sep 2016 - Along with the Japanese Film Festival there will be arts programs highlighting Japanese culture.
Oops, he did it again!
28 Sep 2016 - LA-based Israeli dancer Asaf Goren brings a touch of eye candy to Britney Spears’ new video.
Report: Hezbollah patrol hit by mine in Lebanon, near Israeli border
28 Sep 2016 - Reports from Lebanese media claim one was wounded in the explosion that occurred near Metulla, northern Israel.
Peres funeral: Influx of world leaders and masses poses large security challenge
28 Sep 2016 - Heads of state and other dignitaries arriving in Israel to attend the funeral will be accommodated in four of the capital’s hotels.
Soroka Medical Center's Top Doctors: Prof. Aviv Goldbart
28 Sep 2016 - As The Jerusalem Post gets set to publish its 50 Most Influential Jews list for Rosh Hashana, we spoke with Soroka Medical Center doctors who influence medicine in Israel.
A time line of the life of Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - The life and death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres.
Shimon Peres: The architect of Israel's nuclear program
28 Sep 2016 - Perhaps his greatest achievement was the ability to make Israel's enemies believe that Israel had the ultimate strategic deterrence and a nuclear monopoly in the Middle East.
Iran atomic chief: Trump presidency wouldn't endanger nuclear deal
28 Sep 2016 - "I think whoever gets into the ... office of the president in the United States will have to move according to the realities on the ground."
Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says
28 Sep 2016 - The commander warned that “the Zionist regime is our biggest target.”
Abbas lauds Peres's peace efforts in condolence letter to family
28 Sep 2016 - Palestinians express mixed reactions on the passing of Israel's ninth president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin in 1994.
Big league hopes for NY sports kosher caterer
28 Sep 2016 - Kosher food makes an appearance at the World Baseball Classic, in which Team Israel competed.
Mossad mourns death of Peres; lauds his contribution to Israel's security
28 Sep 2016 -
Israeli security forces arrest 39 Palestinians in east Jerusalem sweeps
28 Sep 2016 -
Shimon Peres: A life in pictures
28 Sep 2016 - Remembering the legendary life of Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding fathers, 1923-2016.
US Jewish groups mourn Shimon Peres, laud his contribution to Israel
28 Sep 2016 - “History will remember Peres for his tireless commitment, dedication and contributions to a secure Jewish state of Israel living in peace with its neighbors.”
Analysis: Shimon Peres - larger than life
28 Sep 2016 - A retrospect of the ninth president of Israel's political career.
Netanyahu mourns loss of Peres as Israel bids farewell to a founding father
28 Sep 2016 - Israeli politicians who woke up to the news of Peres's death, immediately began to issue statements in his honor.
World leaders to arrive in Israel for Friday funeral of Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - Obama, Prince Charles and Hillary and Bill Clinton are among those due to pay their last respects to the veteran statesman.
Peres 'changed course of human history,' Obama says
27 Sep 2016 - A "soldier for the Jewish people," Obama offered final thanks for the gift of his friendship and the "example of his leadership."
EXCLUSIVE: First Druse to fill role of chief IDF West Bank prosecutor
27 Sep 2016 - Hamed will make the move from running the Civil Claims Division in the Defense Ministry, doubtlessly as part of an attempt to improve the West Bank prosecution’s image.
IDF takes steps against commanders involved in deadly grenade accident
27 Sep 2016 - The July 17 blast killed 20-year-old Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow, a soldier in the 401 Brigade, originally from New Jersey, and 24-year-old St.-Sgt. Husam Tafish, of Beit Jann.
Footprints in the sand
27 Sep 2016 - Debuting Israeli director Elite Zexer brings Beduin life to the big screen in the award-winning ‘Sand Storm.'
Palestinians left wondering as Saudi paper takes Netanyahu’s side
27 Sep 2016 - The editorial, published Sunday in the Saudi Gazette, seemed to depart in tone from the widely-held position in the Arab world that Israel is responsible for the impasse with the Palestinians.
Police lift security alert in Jerusalem, return to regular patrol
27 Sep 2016 - Police patrols return to regular activity after alert issued earlier in the day.
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
27 Sep 2016 - "We're looking to find Israel companies that are building compelling intellectual technology here but are looking to get their product into North America."
General Zachai in Hebron shooter trial: Azaria’s cool-headedness proves no murderous intent
27 Sep 2016 - His point was that Azaria’s single shot to the head without looking like he was taking revenge or distraught showed that it was a focused legal action to remove a danger.
As High Holidays approach, police urge safety and caution among Israeli drivers
27 Sep 2016 - Traffic police have not issued any notice of special traffic preparations for the upcoming holidays, however, a spokesman told the 'Post' there would be a public notice in the coming days.
Top Fatah official: UN resolution on Israeli settlements won't change anything
27 Sep 2016 - PA President Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that the Palestinian leadership plans to submit a resolution to the UNSC.
PM's office: Netanyahu was cheered, not jeered, at Broadway show
27 Sep 2016 - PMO denies reports that Netanyahu has booed upon entering a theater production in New York earlier in the week.
Netanyahu suing own office to keep from airing dirty laundry
27 Sep 2016 - Israeli media have focused in the past on food and beverage expenses at Netanyahu's official and private homes.
Ignoring Israel: Why Clinton and Trump sparred on foreign policy, but didn’t mention Mideast ally
26 Sep 2016 - It was surprising to see the way in which the Iran Deal has now become a very American issue, removed from its Middle Eastern context.
 

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