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Israeli Attorney-General to Decide on Criminal Probe of Netanyahu
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein will decide, on Sunday, whether or not to launch a criminal investigation into the various affairs regarding the spending at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence, after Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announced, earlier this week, that there is room to open a formal examination against Netanyahu. ...
"Jerusalem Gate" Destroyed for 10th Time
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli civil administration employees, on Friday, demolished the "Jerusalem Gate" protest camp for the 10th time, a spokesman told Ma'an News Agency. ...
OXFAM: Gaza Reconstruction Could Take Over a Century to Complete
27 Feb 2015 - British rights organization, http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=oxfam&button=Search+%3E%3E, stated that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip may take more than 100 years, at the current rate, to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted. ...
Two Motions on Palestine Approved by Italian Chamber
27 Feb 2015 - On February 27, the Italian Chamber approved two motions on the recognition of Palestine: one presented by the Democratic Party and one from the groups of the Popular Area. ...
Soldiers Use Excessive Force Against Nonviolent Protest In Hebron
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday, a nonviolent protest organized by hundreds of students in demand that the army reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. At least 15 Palestinians were injured, with two reported kidnappings. ...
Abbas, Arab league, Denounce Israeli Attacks On Holy Sites
27 Feb 2015 - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement denouncing the Israeli attacks on Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Palestine, and called for international protection. Arab League condemns latest assaults, demands protection to holy sites. ...
Family Demands Immediate Release; Husam Sheikh, 14, Sentenced To 4 Months
27 Feb 2015 - The Israeli military court in the Ofer base and detention center, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, sentenced on Wednesday child detainee, Husam Khaled Sheikh, 14 years of age, to four months imprisonment, and 2000NIS fine, his family said. ...
Soldiers Invade Town Near Salfit
27 Feb 2015 - Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn, Kuful Hares town, east of the central West Bank city of Salfit, to accompany Israelis touring archaeological sites in the town. Dozens of Palestinians suffer effects of teargas inhalation in Bethlehem. ...
Israeli Forces Again Open Fire in Gaza
26 Feb 2015 - Israeli forces, Thursday afternoon, opened gunfire on Palestinian houses in the central Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondence. ...
Israel to Increase West Bank Power Cuts
26 Feb 2015 - The Energy and Natural Resources of the Palestinian National Authority said, on Thursday, that they had received an official notice from the Israeli power company stating their attention to cut power in areas extending over north and south of the West Bank. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Iran's top negotiator slams Netanyahu's 'scaremongering'
International, domestic pressure mounting ahead of Netanyahu's planned address to U.S. Congress on the forthcoming agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
Report: Israel lobbying Congress for $300m more for its missile defense programs
Bloomberg reports Israeli officials have turned to U.S. lawmakers instead of to White House or Pentagon in effort to secure additional funding for David's Sling and Arrow-3.
Why Netanyahu's party hopes Obama stays angry
It seems as if every slap in the premier's face from members of the Obama administration only strengthens his electoral base at home.
Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rally
Dagan, who called Netanyahu's policies 'destructive to the future and security of Israel,' will speak at rally demanding regime change at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.
Israeli army setting up unit to probe alleged criminal acts during wartime
Human rights groups have said the IDF’s investigations take too long and are still not carried out in full.
Israel to use frozen Palestinian tax funds to offset PA electricity debt
Israel Electric Company to stop cutting power to Palestinian Authority in exchange for state's promise to use NIS 300 million in Palestinian tax revenues to defray PA's debt.
Netanyahu to meet Democratic, Republican Senate leaders in Washington
PM to discuss Iran deal with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Harry Reid; White House to send Rice, Power to address AIPAC conference.
Oxfam: Rebuilding Gaza could take more than 100 years if Israel maintains blockade
Aid agency blames restrictions on imports of construction materials into the Strip, says around 100,000 people are still homeless after 50-day summer war last year.
Israel Air Force halts training exercises after series of safety-related incidents
Incidents include near mid-air collision of two F-15 fighter jets.
Christian center set on fire, vandalized in Jerusalem hate crime attack
Damage done to a building belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church near the Old City; graffiti denigrating Jesus was sprayed on one of the walls.
Palestinian official: Jewish settlers deface West Bank school
'Death to Arabs' sprayed alongside Star of David in what appears to be the third racially motivated incident this week, Maan reports.
U.S. pro-Palestinian group's latest bus ad to target Netanyahu speech to Congress
American Muslims for Palestine previously posted ads in New York train stations accusing Israel of apartheid; new ad, like old ones, call for end to U.S. aid to Israel.
Al Jazeera, Britain's Daily Mail retract false reports that Israel opened dams to flood Gaza
Both admit error, declare that no such dams exist; story also circulated on AFP, Palestinian news sources social media.
Netanyahu: Powers gave up commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons
Netanyahu: Powers may be willing to live with a nuclear-armed Iran, but I cannot; Kerry: Netanyahu was outspoken in his support for the Iraq war, and we all know how that turned out.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in al-Duheisha Refugee Camp, South of Bethlehem
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
ISM activist shot in the head with rubber-coated steel bullet
11/2/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Ramallah, Occupied Palestine - Today during a protest at Qalandia checkpoint, an Italian ISM volunteer was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The injury is just two centimetres above her left eye. Giulia, the ISMer, stated, "I was just standing...
  Aljazeera
 
Jailed PKK leader calls on his followers to disarm
02/28/2015 - Rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan asks Kurdish leadership to make a historic decision to end 30-year-old conflict.
Ongoing flooding brings further misery to Madagascar
02/28/2015 - At least 14 killed and 24,000 forced from homes as latest spell of flooding drowns areas around capital Antananarivo.
Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension
02/28/2015 - Thousands queue to cast ballots in hope to end political deadlock after an attempted coup six months ago.
Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
02/28/2015 - Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy PM and Putin critic, shot several times from a passing car near the Kremlin.
European clubs should just accept a winter World Cup
02/28/2015 - The world of football does not revolve around European clubs and its time they realise that.
Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist' group
02/28/2015 - Palestinian organisation accused of aiding armed groups who have waged string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai region.
Twin bombing targets marketplace in Iraq's east
02/28/2015 - At least 21 people killed, dozens injured in double bombing at busy market in eastern town of Baladrouz, officials say.
Modinomics and the future of India
02/28/2015 - Will India's Prime Minister be able to live up to his promises of a better India and implement economic reforms?
  Daily Star
 
Iran FM criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'
28 Feb 2015 Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.
Hundreds of Assyrians in Beirut protest ISIS kidnappings
28 Feb 2015 Hundreds of Assyrians marched in Downtown Beirut Saturday in solidarity with their brethren abducted in by ISIS in Syria earlier this week.
Palestinian killed in blast near ruined Gaza airport
28 Feb 2015 A young Palestinian was killed and his brother seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday near the Gaza Strip's abandoned airport, the health ministry said.
Egypt court declares Palestinian movement Hamas 'terrorist'
28 Feb 2015 An Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a "terrorist" organization, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing was given the same designation.
Dozens dead as Nusra takes US-backed Syria rebel base: activists
28 Feb 2015 Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.
Egypt court sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood members to death
28 Feb 2015 An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.
Bassil inks 3 deals with Venezuela
28 Feb 2015 Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil signed three agreements Friday to boost relations with Venezuela, praising the socialist nation for standing by Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel.
Two suspected ISIS fighters arrested in south Lebanon
28 Feb 2015 General Security arrested two Syrians in south Lebanon with alleged affiliations to ISIS, the state-run National News Agency said.
UN chief hints Israel deliberately targeted south Lebanon peacekeepers
28 Feb 2015 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hinted that Israel deliberately targeted a UNIFIL base during last month’s hostilities along Lebanon’s southern border which left one peacekeeper dead.
  YNet News
 
German-based anti-Islam group holds first rally in England
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Iran offers to protect Iraqi artifacts after militant attack
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Islamic Movement supporters in Nazareth protest Charlie Hebdo distribution in Israel
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Activists say al-Qaeda fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases
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Afghan government executes top crime figure
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Stop the witch-hunt against Netanyahu
28 Feb 2015 - Op-ed: Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, Herzog is underestimating evil and its promises to wipe the Jewish state off the map, while the media and left-wing camp are concentrating on PM's so-called 'corruption.' ....
Government abandoned Israel's weak populations
27 Feb 2015 - Op-ed: The second and third Netanyahu governments are exclusively responsible for the total failure to help families from the lower echelons with affordable housing. ....
Stolen Torah scroll returned to Iran's Jewish community
27 Feb 2015 - Ancient hand-written holy book, described as invaluable, found by Iran's Basij (volunteer) force after being removed from synagogue in southern city of Shiraz. ....
Madonna says 'intolerance' in Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'
27 Feb 2015 - Globally-acclaimed singer says 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high' in France and elsewhere in Europe, laments lost tradition of welcoming diversity ....
US senators introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitism in Europe
27 Feb 2015 - 'Anti-Semitic attacks and incidents in Europe and around the world are a challenge not only to international stability and security, but to our shared morality as human beings,' says resolution's initiator, Senator Robert Menendez. ....
America and Israel: A love story
26 Feb 2015 - Op-ed: While Israeli public has been misled into thinking that we are in a crisis with US public, annual Gallop poll points to record high support for Israel. ....
Palestinians, Syrians settel in abandoned Lebanese synagogue
26 Feb 2015 - Synagogue in Lebanon's Sidon has second life as home for destitute Palestinians, Syrians after majority of country's Jews fled, leaving less than 35. ....
Annual Tel Aviv marathon to sweep the city
26 Feb 2015 - More than 40,000 runners from all over the world set to participate in 42.195 km long marathon that weaves through Tel Aviv's diverse neighborhoods. ....
EU rabbi slams call to hide kippas in Germany
26 Feb 2015 - Decrial comes after head of Germany's Jewish council asks whether 'it really makes sense to identify oneself as a Jew by wearing a kippa' in areas with large population of Muslim. ....
AG: Criminal probe into Netanyahu only after elections
26 Feb 2015 - Attorney General says police anti-fraud unit to investigate alleged financial misconduct by prime minister and his wife, but only after March 17 election; notes Netanyahu not suspected of crimes himself. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 28 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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....
Thanks to Netanyahu, Israel support turns into a political football
Mondoweiss 28 Feb 2015 - It’s the speech that keeps on giving! There are more signs that thanks to Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly-anticipated speech to Congress this coming Tuesday we are starting to get an actual robust debate in this country about Israeli policies. First, friends are passing around this great cartoon...
The Emperor’s Nuke Clothes
Mondoweiss 28 Feb 2015 - Click to enlarge
Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.
Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - The transformation of Yemen's Houthi rebel movement
Israel Secretly Arrests Golani Druze, Accusing Him of Exposing Al Nusra-IDF Collaboration
Tikun Olam 28 Feb 2015 - Sedki al-Maket, rearrested in secret by Israel’s Shin Bet for exposing collaboration between al-Nusra and the IDF Israel’s Shin Bet rearrested Golani Druze Sedki al-Maket (age 48).  Until his release in 2012  (Hebrew), he’d been the longest serving Israeli security prisoner, having spent 27 years detained.  News...
Egyptian 'icon' trending no more
BBC 27 Feb 2015 - Has Egypt stopped caring about this man?
VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva
BBC 27 Feb 2015 - Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats
What we talk about when we talk about ISIS
Mondoweiss 27 Feb 2015 - As the U.S. prepares to re-engage more deeply in the Iraq War, including the likely  deployment of ground troops to help retake Mosul  from Islamic State, we are being asked to recommit to an ideological view of our military campaigns in the Muslim world. Roger Cohen...
White House says Netanyahu offers no alternative but military action (and Liz Warren won’t say if she’s attending speech)
Mondoweiss 27 Feb 2015 - Update : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is offering no alternative but the “military option” against Iran, the White House press secretary said this afternoon. Josh Earnest said that Netanyahu has “not presented an alternative” to the negotiations that the U.S. is undertaking, and that military action...
From Brooklyn to Palestine: A thank you note to Palestinian and Middle Eastern sisters who re-educated me on my world view
Mondoweiss 27 Feb 2015 - Photo of Kamau Franklin in the Georgia State Capitol. He writes: “Yesterday at the Georgia State Capital, republican right wing State Senators honored Israel in the “normal” uncritical self-righteous way. So today I wore a Palestinian Keffiyeh at the Georgia State Capital, particularly in the State...
  Misc2
 
Egypt Sentences 4 Brotherhood Members to Death, 14 to Life in Prison
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and 14 leading members to life in prison, over charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of protesters demonstrating outside the group's headquarters in 2013. Muslim Brotherhood top leader Mohammed Badie and...
Romania Rescues 70 Syrian, Iraqi Migrants from Mediterranean
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - Romania's coast guard rescued 70 migrants — mostly Syrians and Iraqis — packed on to a small fishing boat that was in danger of sinking as they attempted to make the crossing to Europe in stormy seas on Saturday. The Turkish vessel had sailed from Istanbul...
Pentagon Scraps Guantanamo Trial Rule Slammed by Defense
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - The Pentagon has scrapped a rule that required US military judges overseeing tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to stay permanently at the American base in Cuba, officials said Friday. The rule, imposed last month, was meant to speed up the pace of the trials for Guantanamo inmates...
UN Says Couldn’t Identify Attackers in 2014 S.Sudan Helicopter Downing
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - A UN inquiry concluded that a Russian helicopter was probably hit by anti-aircraft fire when it crashed in South Sudan last year, but could not determine who was responsible for the attack, the UN spokesman said on Friday. Three Russian crew members were killed and a...
ISIS Suicide Bombers Hit Iraq's Samarra
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the jihadist militants. The attacks came as a British news...
Opposing Factions Stage Rallies Across Yemen as US Drone Strike Kills 3
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - Yemeni supporters of the Houthis shout slogans during a demonstration against what they call foreign interference in Yemeni politics on February 27, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. AFP/Mohammed Huwais. Supporters of the Houthi movement and those of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi staged rival rallies across...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
UCLA Student Quizzed About Jewishness in Judicial Board Interview
The Foward Breaking News 28 Feb 2015 - A member of UCLA’s student government was asked in a hearing whether her Jewish identity presents a conflict of interest. Click here for the rest of the article...
Tom Schweich, Suicidal Candidate, Got $200K From Republican Jewish Donor Sam Fox
The Foward Breaking News 28 Feb 2015 - Tom Schweich received $200K from Jewish GOP donor Sam Fox. Did that support help spark the ‘whispering campaign’ that apparently pushed the Missouri politician to kill himself? Click here for the rest of the article...
Ira Rennert Ordered To Pay $118M for Looting Firm
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - Billionaire Ira Rennert and his investment firm were ordered on Friday to pay more than $118 million after being found liable for looting a magnesium company to build one of the most expensive mansions in America. Click here for the rest of the article...
Leonard Nimoy, Played Logical Mr. Spock on Star Trek, Dies at 83
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - Leonard Nimoy, the son of Jewish immigrants actor who the logical Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at age 83. Click here for the rest of the article...
Liberation of Shanghai Ghetto To Be Commemorated
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - The World Jewish Congress and China’s government are preparing a joint commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto. Click here for the rest of the article...
French National Front Candidate Blames Jews for Blocking Music Career
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - Xavier Sainty, a candidate for National Front from the central Allier region in the upcoming regional elections, made the statement on social media earlier this month, the Liberation daily reported on Wednesday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Traveling Forward Through Fast-Changing Cuba in Search of Its Lost Jews
The Forward New 27 Feb 2015 - Just as Cuban-American relations began to thaw, the Forward took a group of U.S. Jews on a visit to the Communist country to explore its past — and future. Click here for the rest of the article...
Missouri Republican Tom Schweich Commits Suicide Amid Jewish Ancestry 'Whisper Campaign'
The Forward New 27 Feb 2015 - Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died on Thursday in an apparent suicide after he went public with allegations that rivals in the GOP planned to mount an anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign” about his Jewish heritage. Click here for the rest of the...
Jewish Lawyer Seeks Answers for 9/11 Victims
The Forward New 27 Feb 2015 - Attorney Jerry Goldman has met with 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, who accuses Saudi Arabia of backing al Qaeda. Could the ‘20th hijacker’ provide a break in a long-stalled civil case? Click here for the rest of the article...
Hillel BDS Controversy Fails To Overshadow Inspirational Harvard Civil Rights Panel
The Forward New 26 Feb 2015 - Dorothy Zellner spoke inspirationally about what led Jews like her to join the civil rights struggle. Will her open support for BDS force changes in Hillel International’s ban on such speakers? Click here for the rest of the article...
Problems Donating? Please Read Here!
Palestine Solidarity Project 28 Feb 2015 - We have been experiencing ongoing problems with our PSP Paypal account, which led to the cancellation of our monthly supporters! Until we get this resolved, donations can be made to our community organizing body, the Center for Freedom and Justice, with the following buttons: Or, to...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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 Feb 2015 - 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...
Watch Digging Jerusalem
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Tell HP to Stop Supporting Apartheid!
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Artists Against Apartheid Petition
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Feb 2015 - As musicians, artists, and performers based in Austin, TX, we are writing to you today to express our deep concern about the use of our city's largest creative festival as a tool for the whitewashing of war crimes and human rights violations by an apartheid state....
Austin Groups Letter to SXSW
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Feb 2015 - By partnering with the Israeli government and providing a platform for this whitewashing campaign, SXSW will become a participant in it.
  Ma'an News
 
Hundreds of Israelis visit West Bank tomb under armed guard
2/27/2015 - SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of religious Israelis visited the Tomb of Joshua in the West Bank village of Kifl Haris near Salfit at dawn on Friday, the local council said. Around 30 Israeli military vehicles raided the town, closed all of...
Israeli forces suppress West Bank demos
2/27/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Friday fired live bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinians demonstrating against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank. Three Palestinians were injured by live bullets and dozens suffered excessive tear gas inhalation during a...
Israeli forces destroy protest camp for 10th time
2/27/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli civil administration employees on Friday demolished the "Jerusalem Gate" protest camp for the 10th time, a spokesman told Ma'an. Popular resistance committees spokesman Hani Halabiya said Israeli forces raided the area, dismantled the camp, and...
PPS: Israeli forces raid prisons, impose punishments
2/27/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli prison guards on Friday raided sector 11 of Eshel prison, a prisoners' rights group said. The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement that Israeli forces searched the sector and proceeded to ban visiting...
Italian parliament recognizes Palestinian state
2/27/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Italian parliament on Friday voted to recognize the state of Palestine, Fatah leader Nabil Shaath told Ma'an. Three hundred members of Italy's parliament voted for the resolution while only 45 voted against it...
200 Gazans to attend Friday prayers in Aqsa mosque
2/27/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over 200 Palestinians in Gaza traveled to Jerusalem on Friday to attend prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Palestinian liaison office said. All of the group were over the age of 60 and will return on Friday...
Gaza counts cost of failed reconstruction promises
2/27/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Six months after a ceasefire agreement ended Israel's 50-day military offensive on the Gaza Strip, Palestinians in the war-torn territory remain hostage to a UN-brokered reconstruction mechanism which has failed to deliver. On Sept. 16...
Arab League condemns Israel attacks on mosque, church
2/27/2015 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Secretary-general for Palestinian affairs in the Arab League, Muhammad Sbeih, on Friday called for the United Nations to hold Israel responsible for recent attacks on Palestinian holy sites. The attacks were a result of an environment of "extremism...
US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians
2/27/2015 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the militants have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids on Thursday struck areas around the town of Tal...
Egypt policeman killed, 2 injured in attack south of Cairo
2/27/2015 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- An Egyptian policeman was killed and two others injured in an armed attack south of Cairo on Friday, security officials said. Police officer Hassan Sayyid Khalifa, 36, was killed when unidentified armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire...
Cameron defends MI5 after media unmask 'Jihadi John'
2/27/2015 - LONDON (AFP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron defended Britain's secret services and vowed to defeat extremists Friday after media reports named Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi." We will do everything we can with the police, the...
Syria domestic, exiled opposition agree crisis roadmap
2/27/2015 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- Syria's main domestic and exiled opposition groups said Friday they had agreed a joint draft roadmap for the first time, calling for a transitional governing body and an end to the brutal conflict. The draft document comes after...
  The Guardian
 
The 20 photographs of the week
28 Feb 2015 - The ceasefire in Ukraine, the suspension of professional football in Greece, Madonna’s fall at the Brit awards – the best photography in news, culture...
Banksy reveals his new graffiti in Gaza - video report
27 Feb 2015 - Graffiti artist, Banksy, has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. The street artist's graffiti stencils on concrete rubble include an...
Netanyahu's 'scaremongering' will not stop nuclear deal, says Iranian official
28 Feb 2015 - Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israeli leader’s speech to the US Congress next week will not undermine world powers’ efforts to reach final nuclear deal...
Netanyahu’s Congress speech scuppers bipartisan unity on support for Israel
28 Feb 2015 - Israeli PM is accused of ‘conspiring’ with Republicans to condemn Obama’s policy on Iranian nuclear talks A set piece of the annual gathering of...
Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu
27 Feb 2015 - Meir Dagan says prime minister’s policies are ‘destructive to the future and security of Israel’ A former head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad...
Phone transcript reveals Sara Netanyahu rant at political rival's wife
27 Feb 2015 - Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife accuses Monique Ben Melekh and husband Eli Moyal of jealousy of Israeli prime minister who is ‘admired by the entire world’...
Angkor anger – naked western tourists offend Cambodians at sacred temples
27 Feb 2015 - A fashion for taking nude photos at the Angkor archaeological park has led to five foreign visitors to the Unesco World Heritage site being...
Investigation ordered into spending of public funds at Binyamin Netanyahu's homes
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli attorney general says he will determine whether criminal investigation is necessary, but stresses prime minister is not a suspect Israeli Attorney General Yehuda...
Susan Rice and Samantha Power to address Aipac in conciliatory move
26 Feb 2015 - White House opts not to snub pro-Israel lobby group over Netanyahu visit Cabinet-level officials expected to argue for Iran nuclear deal The White House...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Cops accused of abusing Bedouin family evade investiagtion
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Former PM employee who testified against Netanyahus says his home was burglarized
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Zionist rabbis switch from Naftali Bennett to Eli Yishai
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rally
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Jews, Christians and Muslims unite to repair Mount Zion cemeteries
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Tel Aviv Marathon called off as two runners collapse from heat stroke
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Nadia Hilou, first Arab Christian woman to serve in Knesset, dies at 61
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Sara Netanyahu decries 'concerted effort to humiliate' her
Ha'aretz - 26 Feb 2015
Former Ramat Gan mayor convicted of taking 2 million shekels in bribes
Ha'aretz - 26 Feb 2015
Israel wants bail denied to Palestinians held for online incitement
Ha'aretz - 26 Feb 2015
Police to probe spending at Netanyahu residence - after election
Ha'aretz - 26 Feb 2015
Haaretz's Week in Photos
Ha'aretz - 26 Feb 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Infographic: Yarmouk camp, under siege for over 600 days
27 Feb 2015 - The Return Center for Studies and Publication on Thursday issued a new infographic showing that Yarmouk refugee camp has been suffering for more than 600 days from the siege, starvation, and forced displacement.
Israel halts West Bank power cuts
27 Feb 2015 - An agreement has been reached between the Israeli electric company and the Israeli government to use frozen Palestinian tax funds to offset the Palestinian Authority's electricity debt.
Group of settlers break into holy shrines in Salfit
27 Feb 2015 - A group of Israeli settlers stormed at dawn Friday historical Islamic holy shrines in Salfit, where they performed Talmudic rituals.
Fruits of Palestine (2)
27 Feb 2015 -
Islamic Movement condemns Supreme Court decision on Charlie Hebdo
27 Feb 2015 - Islamic Movement in 48 occupied Palestine condemned the Israeli Supreme Court ruling to allow right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party to distribute the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Palestinian journalist on hunger-strike in protest at prolonged detention
27 Feb 2015 - The Bethlehem Magistrate Court on Thursday extended the detention of the Palestinian photojournalist Asid Amarna, 30, for 15 days on charges of undermining the Palestinian Authority’s prestige.
IOF kidnaps Palestinian minor, sentences another to four months
27 Feb 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday kidnapped a Palestinian student from Jenin refugee camp at a military checkpoint to the north of the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported.
Prisoner isolated for his solidarity with Islamic Jihad detainees
27 Feb 2015 - The Ramon prison administration has isolated Fatah-affiliated detainee Amer al-Baraka after he joined a protest in solidarity with Islamic Jihad prisoners.
IOA razes Palestinian village east of Negev
27 Feb 2015 - The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Thursday knocked down Palestinian homes in Tel Arad village, south of the occupied Negev.
Six Palestinian refugees killed in Syria
27 Feb 2015 - The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria reported the death of six Palestinian refugees in war-torn Damascus.
30 int'l aid agencies: "We must not fail in Gaza"
26 Feb 2015 - 30 international aid groups on Thursday afternoon released a joint statement condemning the international continued silence on Israel's unfair siege on Gaza, warning of "a return to hostilities if progress is not made and the root causes of conflict are not addressed."
Palestinians injured during clashes in Qalqiliya
26 Feb 2015 - At least two Palestinian citizens suffered rubber bullet injuries, while others suffered breathing problems after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes in Azzoun town eastern of Qalqiliya.
Settlers write racist slurs on walls of Palestinian school
26 Feb 2015 - Jewish extremist groups wrote on Thursday racist slurs on a school wall in Oreef town to the south of Nablus.
Hamas asks the international community to put Israel on terror list
26 Feb 2015 - Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, asked the international community to put Israel and its leaders on the terror list.
Israeli court extends administrative detention of MP Hasan Yousuf
26 Feb 2015 - An Israeli court has extended the administrative detention of Palestinian lawmaker Hasan Yousuf for the third consecutive time.
AL: Israel uses lethal sponge-tipped bullets against Palestinians
26 Feb 2015 - The Arab League has called on secretary-general of the UN Ban Ki-moon and international child rights organizations to curb Israel's crimes and violations.
Settlers storm Aqsa Mosque amid high tension
26 Feb 2015 - Extremist Jewish group of settlers stormed Thursday morning the Aqsa Mosque under tight security measures from al-Maghaebah Gate.
Demolition notices in southern al-Khalil
26 Feb 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Thursday morning distributed demolition notices for buildings and tents to the east of Yatta town in southern al-Khalil.
Sharabati threatens to go on hunger strike
26 Feb 2015 - Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights disclosed that the Palestinian prisoner Hazem al-Sharabati announced his intention to go on a hunger strike next week.
Sheikh al-Ahmar urges Erdogan to protect J'lem and Aqsa
26 Feb 2015 - Sheikh Hamid al-Ahmar, head of the administrative council of al-Quds International Institution, has called on Turkish president Recep Erdogan to move diplomatically to establish an alliance to protect Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.
  IRIN
 
Only five percent of pledged aid reaches Gaza
JERUSALEM 16 February 2015 (IRIN) - Five months on from a conference that pledged over $5.4 billion to support the Palestinians and rebuild Gaza, just a fraction of the money has appeared. IRIN goes in search of the missing millions.
  New York Times
 
Former Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu
27 Feb 2015 - A former Obama campaign organizer has drawn fire from Republicans for his consulting work on an effort to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Online, American Helps Fuel Attacks in Egypt
27 Feb 2015 - Shahid King Bolsen has used social media to encourage frustrated protesters to attack the corporate interests of the Egyptian Army.
Destruction of Antiquities by Militants Is Denounced
27 Feb 2015 - The sculptures, statues and reliefs that were smashed by ISIS were crucial in the formation of early Arab identity, expert said.
Open Source: John Legend Rejects Calls to Cancel Bahrain Show Over Rights Abuses
27 Feb 2015 - An American known for his outspoken advocacy of civil rights at home plans to perform in Bahrain next week, despite its brutal crackdown on dissent.
White House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu’s Speech
27 Feb 2015 - The Obama administration said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for curbing Iran’s nuclear program.
Israeli Utility to Stop Disrupting Electricity in West Bank
27 Feb 2015 - The state-owned electric company, which briefly reduced power on two days this week, has reached a deal with the Israeli government to help offset what it is owed.
Spain Arrests 8 on Suspicion of Fighting for Rebels in Ukraine
27 Feb 2015 - Those arrested, the Interior Ministry said, recently returned to Spain after going to Ukraine last year to join pro-Russian troops around Luhansk and Donetsk.
Testifying in His Own Defense, Terror Suspect Starts Strong Before Faltering
26 Feb 2015 - Pressed by a prosecutor in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Abid Naseer tried to cling to his assertion that emails to a certain address were merely in pursuit of women.
Open Source: Historians Pore Over ISIS Video of Smashed Statues for Clues to What’s Been Lost
26 Feb 2015 - Video released by the Islamic State shows jihadists taking sledgehammers and electric drills to ancient statuary in the city of Mosul.
U.N. Official Seeks Havens for Syrians
26 Feb 2015 - The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said that European countries must accept more Syrian refugees to dissuade them from making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.
Obscure Group Says It Set Off Blasts in Egypt, Raising Alarm
26 Feb 2015 - A wave of explosions killed a passer-by and wounded at least nine other people early Thursday morning across the Nile from Cairo, raising alarms about a pattern of attacks by diffuse groups against retail stores.
Rebels Accuse Saudis of Fueling Unrest to Divide Yemen
26 Feb 2015 - The leader of the Houthi rebel group accused Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s powerful neighbor, of financing armed opponents and trying to divide the country.
World Briefing: Bahrain: 3 Sentenced to Die for Attack
26 Feb 2015 - The Shiite Muslims were sentenced to death on Thursday and others were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing three police officers last year, the public prosecution office announced.
Bin Laden Aide Convicted of Conspiracy in 1998 East Africa Bombings
26 Feb 2015 - Khaled al-Fawwaz was charged with publicizing calls to kill Americans in plots that eventually included the bombings in Tanzania and Kenya that killed 224 people.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Iran dismisses Netanyahu attempts to prevent emerging Iran deal as 'fruitless'
28 Feb 2015 - Iranian FM accuses premier of seeking to "utilize a fabricated crisis to cover up realities" in the Middle East.
Report: Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran
28 Feb 2015 -
Israeli Arab protesters in Wadi to Herzog, Livni: 'You have blood on your hands'
28 Feb 2015 - Dozens of Israeli Arab demonstrators rally against leaders of the recently-created Zionist Union faction during a visit to the northern area.
Six arrested amid protests against Herzog, Livni during Wadi Ara visit
28 Feb 2015 -
Thousands protest against Newcastle march of UK branch of German anti-Islam group
28 Feb 2015 -
Iraq says to track down antiquities after Islamic State museum rampage
28 Feb 2015 - Iraqi PM says IS intends to sell some priceless antiquities illegally, vows to track down and recover treasures.
Syrian army takes villages in south
28 Feb 2015 -
Hamas says Egypt listing it as terrorist organization is "shocking and dangerous"
28 Feb 2015 -
Kurd rebel leader in Turkey calls on militants to attend disarmament talks
28 Feb 2015 -
Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist organization, sentences Brotherhood leader to life
28 Feb 2015 - Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie to spend life in prison, others given death penalty.
Argentine judge says no evidence government tried to derail probe over 1994 bombing
28 Feb 2015 - Evidence suggests government did all in its power to enable investigations into 1994 bombing of Jewish community center, judge says.
Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist organization
28 Feb 2015 -
For $25, wannabe ISIS militants cross from Turkey into Syria
28 Feb 2015 - Crossing into Syria proves an easy feat for the aspiring Jihadi armed with a few dollars and with the help of a smuggler.
Dozens of Syrian and Iraqi migrants rescued off Romanian coast
28 Feb 2015 -
US official: Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
28 Feb 2015 - Ultimately, closing a deal depends on Iranian decisions, official says.
Investigators probe whether Nemtsov murder was meant to destabilize Russia
28 Feb 2015 -
Turkey: Man faces fine for telling wife 'I don't love you'
28 Feb 2015 - Court rules statement to be act of emotional violence, says emotionally wrecked wife must be compensated.
Obama signs bill funding homeland security department for one week
28 Feb 2015 -
Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive
28 Feb 2015 -
Who was 'Jihadi John?'
28 Feb 2015 - Childhood friends describe Mohammed Emwazi, better known as the British-accented ISIS executioner, as ordinary "boy next door."
US appeals court says Boston bomber trial can stay in city
28 Feb 2015 -
UN condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq
28 Feb 2015 -
Lebanon Army Chief: "The Army has no choice but to win over terrorism"
27 Feb 2015 - Lebanon's security forces carried out a maneuver to counter militants near the border, a mission that, according to a source belonging to the security establishment, may prove to be a prelude to more actions in several hilltop positions around Ras-Baalbek.
Lebanon military chief: 'The army has no choice but to win over terrorism'
27 Feb 2015 - Lebanon's security forces carried out a maneuver to counter militants near the border, a mission that, according to a source belonging to the security establishment, may prove to be a prelude to more actions in several hilltop positions around Ras-Baalbek.
Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree
27 Feb 2015 -
Israel-Kosovo relations marked by shared sympathies, hampered by identity politics
27 Feb 2015 - Despite Kosovo’s open admiration for Israel, Palestinian unilateralism and ties with Russia and Serbia make recognition of the Balkan state difficult for Jerusalem.
Obama calls Democratic leaders on impending Homeland Security shutdown
27 Feb 2015 -
US Senate passes one-week security funding extension
27 Feb 2015 -
US bill would require congressional review of Iran nuclear agreement
27 Feb 2015 - Bill meant to create "a "responsible review process that will allow Congress the opportunity to approve or disapprove the agreement before the administration could attempt to remove these sanctions."
Alabama court recognizes adoption by same-sex parent
27 Feb 2015 -
Canada tells vets without limbs to prove it every three years
27 Feb 2015 -
US House rejects three-week security funding extension
27 Feb 2015 -
A war of ideas is a non-factor in the dialogue between Washington and Tehran
27 Feb 2015 - Washington’s attitude toward Iran’s nuclear quest increasingly resembles its attitude toward Soviet disarmament since 1969, but lacks those years’ moral conviction.
China imposes trade restrictions on Canadian beef
27 Feb 2015 -
'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future
27 Feb 2015 - On its official Twitter account, the embassy posted an image of a mock front page edition of The 'New York Times' from the future.
Muslim day at Oklahoma Capitol hit by anti-Islamic protests
27 Feb 2015 -
Iran cleric vows to 'raise flag of Islam on White House' to avenge Israeli attack
27 Feb 2015 -
Leonard Nimoy, known as Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
27 Feb 2015 -
White House: Netanyahu speech in Congress won't adversely impact Iran nuclear talks
27 Feb 2015 -
'US will be able to detect Iranian sprint to nuclear bomb,' ex-Obama aide says
27 Feb 2015 - Dennis Ross told Channel 2 that the agreement being discussed would enable Western officials to perform "anytime, anywhere inspections."
Emerging nuclear deal would allow US to detect Iranian dash to atomic bomb, ex-Obama aide says
27 Feb 2015 -
US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to water grid
27 Feb 2015 - Israel's decision to provide the Palestinian city of Rawabi with water is a welcome development, The State Department said on Friday.
PLO offers qualified praise for Italian parliament vote on Palestine
27 Feb 2015 - Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state.
Iraqi Kurdistan's Texas oil tanker unloads in Israel
27 Feb 2015 - Ship-tracking data this week showed the tanker sailing fully-laden towards the Israeli port of Ashkelon before its satellite transponder was turned off on Feb 22.
Italian parliament approves symbolic recognition of Palestine
27 Feb 2015 - Italy's Chamber of Deputies voted by 300 to 45 to pass the motion presented by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD).
With Gaza war in rear-view mirror, Southern residents brace for another round
27 Feb 2015 - Six months on from Operation Protective Edge, insecurity, trauma and mourning linger in Gaza border communities.
WATCH: Michael Oren channels President Frank Underwood in latest Kulanu campaign ad
27 Feb 2015 - If Michael Oren’s political career doesn’t bear fruit, perhaps he might consider Hollywood as his next challenge.
Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel
27 Feb 2015 - Netanyahu defends his Congress speech in an interview to a haredi radio station.
ONE ON ONE: A professional woman
27 Feb 2015 - Against the backdrop of ‘Bottlegate,’ the ‘Magazine’ sits down with Sara Netanyahu – to meet the very human wife, mother and educational psychologist behind the figure the press loves to hate.
Tel Aviv marathon cancelled midway due to heat after 75 runners injured
27 Feb 2015 - 75 runners treated by MDA for injuries; 15 taken to the hospital; 2 in serious condition.
Nadia Hilu, first female Christian MK, dies at 61
27 Feb 2015 - Hilu was a deputy speaker of the 17th Knesset.
Jordan takes no chances in confronting native Jihadis
27 Feb 2015 - ISIS burning of Jordanian pilot shakes troubled kingdom as government steps up security crackdown, arrests of jihadis.
Iran nuclear deal, ISIS threat stimulating Sunni powers to unite - even with Israel
26 Feb 2015 - Arab leaders and officials have been meeting frequently in past weeks, likely discussing the threat of Islamic State and the Iranian threat.
'Post' poll finds 41% blame Netanyahu for housing crisis
26 Feb 2015 - Asked how the crisis impacts their vote, 47% said it had a significant or very significant impact.
Rawabi, the first new Palestinian city, can finally open its doors
26 Feb 2015 - PMO announces that Israel’s Water Authority will hook Rawabi up to its grid.
Fresh faces set to step up for Israel’s Davis Cup tie in Romania
26 Feb 2015 - Edan Leshem, who will celebrate his 18th birthday in three weeks, was called up to the squad for the first time, filling the space vacated following Andy Ram’s retirement.
Maccabi Tel Aviv aims to bookend month with win
26 Feb 2015 - Despite slump, yellow-and-blue still holds precarious lead atop table; Beitar visits Petah Tikva.
A kosher (medical) high
26 Feb 2015 - Orthodox Union ready to certify medical marijuana products as kosher.
Prof. Shmuel Ahituv to be 2015 Israel Prize laureate in Biblical Research
26 Feb 2015 - Ahituv is a past head of the bible, archeology and ancient near eastern studies department and was the founder of the BGU Press.
Federation newspapers pose challenge for Jewish journalism, AJPA head says
26 Feb 2015 - American Jewish Press Association asserts that Federation control of Jewish newspapers has had a dampening effect on the reporting of issues of significance to Jewish communities in the US.
Analysis: Netanyahu climbs a tree, Obama happy to see him fall
26 Feb 2015 - The White House could have found a way over the last few weeks to extend a ladder to Netanyahu, allowing him to climb down the tree he so clumsily and ill-advisedly ascended.
Israel, Jordan sign historic plan to save Dead Sea
26 Feb 2015 - The agreement, worth some $800 million, is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed among Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian officials on December 9, 2013, in Washington.
Platforms for the politically perplexed
26 Feb 2015 - A guide to where the parties stand on diplomacy and economics.
Israeli party leaders butt heads in televised debate
26 Feb 2015 - The debate format pitted individual candidates against one another, debating the issues that divide them most.
Herzog renews challenge to Netanyahu for a debate
26 Feb 2015 - Herzog told the crowd that there was no difference of opinion between him and Netanyahu on Iran. But he said that the world had stopped listening to Netanyahu.
Netanyahu exempted from criminal probe into alleged scandals at his residence
26 Feb 2015 - The Justice Ministry statement on the issue also said that most of the investigation and announcing its findings would wait until after the elections to avoid the cloud of politicization.
Iranian military chief threatens to 'wipe Tel Aviv off the map'
26 Feb 2015 - General Mustafa Yazdi, the assistant chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, warned that “Iran will flatten Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel perpetrates an attack on our country.”
IDF thwarts stabbing attempt in West Bank
26 Feb 2015 - There were no injuries among IDF soldiers in the incident. The attacker has been arrested, and taken for questioning.
Court declares IPS automatic strip search policy illegal in right-wing activist case
26 Feb 2015 - The decision was announced late Wednesday night, though it was signed as of Sunday.
150 organizations worldwide prepare to mark Adar 9 as Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict
26 Feb 2015 - The initiative commemorates the little-known events of the ninth of Adar sometime between 66-70CE when a small dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai erupted into violent conflict.
IAF cancels training amid string of safety incidents
26 Feb 2015 - IAF chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel cancelled the training after learning of the incidents, which included a near miss involving two fighter jets.
US House speaker: Netanyahu speech to Congress not destructive to Israel relationship
26 Feb 2015 - "The president's national security advisor says it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said.
 

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