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One Journalist Kidnapped In April, Six Injured
2 May 2015 - The Palestinian Radio and Television Union has reported that Israel soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian journalist, shot and injured six others, in April. ...
Soldiers Attack Procession Marking World Press Freedom Day, Injure Two Journalists
2 May 2015 -
Including Three Children, Six Palestinians Kidnapped In The West Bank
2 May 2015 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier Saturday, five Palestinians, including three children and a security officer, in the occupied West Bank, after breaking into homes and searching them, and kidnapped one Palestinian, on Friday evening. ...
Several Palestinians Injured In Silwad
1 May 2015 - Army Fires Gas Bombs Into Homes Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, clashed with local youths, and deliberately fired gas bombs into several homes; many injured, including three Palestinians who were shot with live rounds. ...
Israeli Navy Opens Fire on Gaza Fishing Boats
1 May 2015 - Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City early Friday, witnesses told Ma'an News Agency. ...
Israeli Soldiers Repress Weekly Demonstration in Ni'lin
1 May 2015 - Israeli forces have, at the time of this report, fired at least 45 tear gas grenades towards the village of Ni'lin, west of Ramallah. Many suffer from severe inhalation. ...
Freedom Flotilla to Regroup in 2015, Former Tunisian President Affirms Onboard Presence
1 May 2015 - Representatives of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and partner organizations traveled to Tunis last week, where they participated in the World Social Forum. During the WSF they met with several Palestinian and Tunisian civil society organizations. ...
Hamas Prevents Workers Union Procession In Gaza
1 May 2015 -
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
David Cameron rips a page from Netanyahu's campaign playbook
The three rules a sitting right-wing prime minister must follow in order to be reelected in 2015.
Kerry dismisses Israel's 'hysteria' over Iran deal
U.S. Secretary of State tells Channel 10 that U.S. will never disappoint Israel; Netanyahu, meanwhile, says Lausanne deal makes world a more dangerous place.
Israel issues travel warning for Tunisia due to terror threat
Jewish pilgrims travel to Tunisia's island of Djerba for the Lag Ba'omer festival.
Ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter says situation in Gaza is 'intolerable'
Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, Carter lamented that 'not one destroyed house has been rebuilt' in Gaza since the war last summer.
How a Facebook post triggered new complaints of sexual harassment in the IDF
The actions of a female soldier who this week publicly identified herself as the victim of harassment highlights a problem the army still struggles to handle.
Palestinians to ask international soccer federation to expel Israel
For the motion to pass, Palestinians need a three-quarter majority of FIFA's 209 members; they think they have it.
Keep enemies close? Bibi practically hugging them
To obtain political quiet and government longevity, Netanyahu is piling his future partners' plates with honors, irrespective of the size of their factions. All except Naftali Bennett.
GOP conservatives support Rubio's 'recognize Israel' amendment to Iran oversight bill
Jeb Bush opposes deal but is noncommittal on disruptive amendments.
ICC prosecutor: Low-ranking Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinians, could be prosecuted for war crimes
Fatou Bensouda tells Haaretz that 'it is in the interests of both Palestine and Israel to cooperate' in International Criminal Court's probe into Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Another Gaza flotilla reportedly planned for this summer
Organizers say three ships will set out for the Strip to break Israeli blockade, but refuse to specify points of departure or timetable, according to Palestinian media report.
Iran already preparing for the day after sanctions are lifted
Iranians seem convinced that sanctions will be removed as soon as the nuclear deal with the West is sealed. Washington is doing nothing to dampen the enthusiasm.
Analysis / Secret talks hold hope for lengthy Hamas-Israel truce
Indirect negotiations going on for months; Hamas political wing in favor, Mohammed Deif and military wing opposed.
Israel accuses Arab neighbors of stalling on nuke-free Mideast
Statement distributed to global disarmament conference in United Nations headquarters in New York calls for 'direct and sustained dialogue' among region's countries.
Detention of four IDF soldiers suspected of gang rape extended by 6 days
The suspects served at the Hatzerim air base in the south with the woman soldier who alleges that she was raped.
U.S. expects next Israeli government to recommit to two states, says Susan Rice
'President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict,' the National Security Adviser said.
Danish bus agency removes ad against Israeli settlements
Movia, owned by eastern Denmark local authorities, said the campaign by the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association was 'unnecessarily offensive.'
Four Israeli soldiers arrested for suspected gang rape
At least one suspect claims act with female soldier at air force base was 'consensual.'
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 28 April 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Solidarity from Palestine to Baltimore
5/1/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Occupied Palestine - We, Palestinians struggling against Israeli Apartheid, stand in solidarity with the residents of Baltimore. We send our condolences to the family of Freddie Gray and all those murdered in police custody. We add our voices to the demand that the...
UN affects Kafr Qaddum's demonstration
- International Solidarity Movement - UN affects Kafr Qaddum's demonstrationin 1st May2015, International Solidarity Movement, HuwwaraTeam, Kafr Qaddum, Occupied PalestineToday's demonstration in Kafr Qaddum was met with live ammunition, rubber coated steal bullets, teargas and stun grenades. There was a large presence of...
  Aljazeera
 
Kerry urges Sri Lanka cooperation in war-crimes probe
05/03/2015 - Colombo asked to free all remaining political prisoners and help search for missing persons by visiting US top diplomat.
ISIL claims responsibility for Iraq blasts
05/03/2015 - Armed group says it targeted Shia armed group in response to ongoing government operations in Anbar province.
India's crackdown on 'anti-national' activism
05/03/2015 - In India, dissent and pursuit of justice are anti-national activities.
Towards the Federal Republic of Cyprus
05/03/2015 - The election of a pro-unification leader in Northern Cyprus may pave the way for the tiny island to finally be reunited.
Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in 'most lucrative fight'
05/03/2015 - Long-awaited Las Vegas bout ends with judges scoring American boxer higher than Philippine icon in unanimous decision.
Khalil Gibran for a new generation
05/03/2015 - Does Salma Hayek's animation film mark the beginning of a new reception for Gibran and his Prophet?
Tackling taboos: Women's football in Sudan
05/03/2015 - On a dusty pitch, a team called The Challenge is facing just that as it seeks to represent Sudan internationally.
Uncertainty clouds fate of South Africa's displaced
05/03/2015 - Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are afraid to leave displacement camps in Durban for reintegration.
  Daily Star
 
General Security arrests Tripoli’s ISIS emir
3 May 2015 A senior ISIS member in Tripoli and five other wanted suspects were arrested by authorities during a weekend sweep of north Lebanon, a security source said.
Berri says Qalamoun battle will free Lebanon: report
3 May 2015 Speaker Nabih Berri voiced support for a highly-anticipated battle between Hezbollah and Islamist militants in Syria’s Qalamoun region Sunday, describing the impending fighting as an attempt by the resistance to liberate Lebanese lands
Israel warns of terror attack threat against Jews in Tunisia
3 May 2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.
Explosive weapons in Yarmouk camp must stop, UN tells Syria
3 May 2015 The United Nations is telling Syria's government that the use of explosive weapons in the besieged Palestinian refugee community of Yarmouk and other populated areas must stop
  YNet News
 
Afghan official says at least 18 dead in bus crash
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Kerry backs justice for Sri Lanka's war-hit Tamils
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Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen
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India sending tents for Nepal quake victims
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Panic on the streets of Riyadh
2 May 2015 - Analysis: The recent upheaval in the Saudi leadership is a sign of uncertainty - over Iran, the US and the Islamic terror groups. ....
'KosherSwitch' helps Shabbat observant Jews control electricity in their home
2 May 2015 - The special switch adds 'several layers of Halachic uncertainty, randomness, and delays,' making it impossible to desecrate the Shabbat. ....
Hundreds in Tel Aviv protest for and against deportation plan
2 May 2015 - Demonstrators against government's decision to send African asylum seekers to third country draw counter-protest, days after large protest against treatment of Ethiopian Israelis. ....
Experts: Israel vulnerable to quake damage
2 May 2015 - An earthquake hits the region roughly once a century but buildings constructed before 1982 are not up to legal standards -- and this is being rectified chiefly in places that need it less. ....
Father of Israeli missing in Nepal: 'Not leaving without him'
2 May 2015 - Search continues for 22-year-old Or Asraf in Langtang; almost a dozen friends from IDF units join mission to find only Israeli still unaccounted for in wake of quake. ....
Israel’s moral duty in southern Syria
2 May 2015 - Op-ed: Israel should show that it is ready to do everything possible to prevent other minorities from suffering the same fate as Europe's Jews during the Holocaust. ....
Turkish film 'Mastermind' purports to reveal Jewish conspiracy
2 May 2015 - Anti-Semitic documentary, based in part on Erdogan speech, claims Jews have conspired to dominate the world for 3,500 years; Turkish ruling party said to be encouraging such conspiracy theories. ....
Obama's fatal attraction to Iran
2 May 2015 - Op-ed: US president seems to naively believe that if he befriends and develops a relationship with the 'bad boy' Iranian regime, he can 'save' the Iranians and the world in the process; in practice, he is destroying the future of the free world. ....
Israel is up to its neck in Syria
1 May 2015 - Op-ed: The 'let them bleed' philosophy regarding the various parties fighting for control in Israel's northern neighbor has its exceptions. ....
Russian stores pull Holocaust graphic novel ahead of WWII anniversary
1 May 2015 - 'Maus,' by American author Art Spiegelman, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, taken off major bookstore chains' shelves and websites, reportedly because its cover shows a Nazi swastika. ....
Israel's non-representative new government
1 May 2015 - Op-ed: The voices of the Knesset members should be the voice of the majority – not of the left, or of the right, but of a majority that represents the Zionist and national interest. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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....
IDF Takes Control (Tacitly) of Syrian Golan
Tikun Olam 3 May 2015 - Earlier in my reporting on the Syrian civil war, I sketched out what I thought was Israel’s strategy in containing or managing the conflict there.  In the past, Israel had learned to live with a Syria governed by a strongman-authoritarian system (the Assad family).  It enjoyed...
The mules targeted by armed forces
BBC 2 May 2015 - Why mules are being targeted on the Iraqi-Turkish border
IS militants 'kill 300 Yazidis'
BBC 2 May 2015 - Several hundred Yazidis held by Islamic State militants have been killed near the western Iraqi city of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.
US-led Syria strikes 'kill civilians'
BBC 2 May 2015 - Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed amore than 50 villagers in northern Syria, activist say.
Spanish Jews resisted oppression in tunnels and, exiled, clutched their keys
Mondoweiss 2 May 2015 - Following May Day celebrations yesterday in Seville, where the BirthWrong tour joined the anarchist oriented union Confederation General del Trabajo at a plaza for revolutionary song, speeches and cheap beer, we set out for the Centro de Interpretation Juderia de Sevilla, the local museum of Jewish...
Seven-year-old boy is arrested in East Jerusalem, interrogated for hours, released at 3 AM
Mondoweiss 2 May 2015 - Violence / Raids / Suppression of protests / Arrests — West Bank & Jerusalem Israel detains 4 children in 2 days from same Jerusalem family BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 30 Apr — Undercover Israeli operatives detained and interrogated a 7-year-old Palestinian boy and his twelve-year-old brother in occupied East Jerusalem Tuesday,...
One month under ISIS: Starvation, typhoid and the burning of musical instruments in Yarmouk
Mondoweiss 2 May 2015 - Editor’s Note: After two years of siege and nearly one-year of rampant starvation, fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) and an al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, overran Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria on April 1 st , 2015. The militants launched a surprise midnight attack and beheaded three...
Damascus reopens popular train route
BBC 1 May 2015 - A popular narrow-gauge train service is relaunched in Damascus - in a reminder of better days in the war-torn Syrian capital.
Why Gulf states went to war in Yemen
BBC 1 May 2015 - Why Gulf Arab states went to war with the Houthis in Yemen
Annals of the lobby: Edwards is a bad girl, Zakaria posterizes Saban
Mondoweiss 1 May 2015 - Here are two recent stories  suggest that in some quarters of the liberal American discourse, Israel is on its back foot. First, at a gathering at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Monday night, Fareed Zakaria promoted his new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, and Haim...
Sanders is leftwing on economic issues, but sees Israel as up against ISIS
Mondoweiss 1 May 2015 - Maybe you’re as excited as I am over the entry of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders into the presidential race. A socialist at heart, Sanders is actually going to push issues of income disparity and globalization into the US mainstream discourse, and in the wake of Baltimore...
  Misc2
 
Netanyahu Congratulates His Think-Tanks In WINEP
The Arab World 360 2 May 2015 - SGT Report readers are well aware of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy [WINEP] , the think tank which has in the past openly advocated the use of false flag events to trigger war with Iran. For those who are not aware, Patrick Clawson, director of...
Normalisation Of Occupation In Movies
The Arab World 360 2 May 2015 - Photo: from the movie 'Waltz with Bashir' by Bea for Palestine (*) This is a part from a longer piece I wrote, I made a fast translation to english about the Movie “Waltz With Bashir”, which I think is a movie that tries to Normalize the violence...
Some Propaganda Outlets
The Arab World 360 2 May 2015 - Some propaganda outlets - by @Werteverwalter pic.twitter.com/WdaTgFRAW7 — Mohammad Tomazy (@m_tomazy) May 2, 2015
Gaza Through My Eyes - An American Journey to Gaza
The Arab World 360 1 May 2015 - On March 29, 2014 Denny Cormier, 68 and retired and an American activist, began a journey to Gaza in search of the truth about Palestine and about the Palestinians. He had visited Gaza for a month in 2013 to meet the people with whom he had...
Who Made Al-Qaeda?
The Arab World 360 1 May 2015 - Who made al-Qaeda? A snap from @Independent - via @rico_hands pic.twitter.com/NZDIv1qg0c — Mohammad Tomazy (@m_tomazy) May 1, 2015
My second World Press Freedom day in an Egyptian jail
Middle East Eye 3 May 2015 - Egyptian journalist Abdullah Elfakharany, arrested for his reporting and now facing life in prison, worries that the world will forget him
Hundreds of Yemenis protest against al-Qaeda militants
Middle East Eye 3 May 2015 - Language Undefined Men linked to Ansar al-Sharia, the al-Qaeda affiliate gaining ground in Yemen, were expelled from a mosque in the city of al-Mukalla
Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen, says HRW
Middle East Eye 3 May 2015 - Language Undefined As civilian death toll mounts, rights group warns that US-supplied banned weapons are being used close to civilian areas
Saudi’s young pretender failing at war, leaving Yemen in tatters
Middle East Eye 2 May 2015 - The failing war in Yemen could lead to conflict between Saudi royals and heirs to the throne Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Nayef
Tribal coalition in Egypt's Sinai puts bounty on head of militant leader
Middle East Eye 2 May 2015 - Language Undefined Move comes amid rising tensions between militant group and leading tribe, which has urged members to take up arms against the group
Fresh barrel bomb attack reported in Syria's Yarmouk camp
Middle East Eye 2 May 2015 - Language Undefined Activists say nine barrel bombs were dropped on the Palestinian refugee camp, days after UN condemns previous attack
Dave Goldberg, Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Dies Suddenly
The Foward Breaking News 2 May 2015 -
Boxer Manny Pacquiao 'Loves the Jews,' Has 'Mezuzah on Every Door'
The Foward Breaking News 2 May 2015 - Boxer Manny Pacquiao may be looking to get the Tribe behind him as he heads into his fight of the century against Floyd Mayweather.
14 Rabbis Join Baltimore March for Freddie Gray
The Foward Breaking News 1 May 2015 - Fourteen rabbis in the Baltimore region will join a rally and march for “police reform and justice for Freddie Gray.â€
Famed Composer and Wife Die in House Fire
The Foward Breaking News 1 May 2015 - A famed British-Jewish composer and his wife were killed in a fire at their home in Yonkers, New York.
Ali Marpet Makes Splash as Tampa Bay Buccaneers Take Jewish Lineman in Second Round
The Foward Breaking News 1 May 2015 - When Alexander “Ali†Marpet and Jake Fuerst went on a camel ride during a Birthright trip to Israel last summer, the animal brayed loudly in displeasure at the 467 pounds of young men perched on its back.
Our Free Speech Moment
The Forward Editorial 3 May 2015 - EDITORIAL: The Jewish community, here and in Israel, is having a free speech moment. In a world as connected as ours, we cannot let censorship prevail, even if we disagree with some opinions.
Abbe Lowell Is on a Legal Mission
The Forward New 3 May 2015 - Abbe Lowell has elite inside the Beltway legal credentials. But he is also taking aim at government secrecy and standing up for unpopular whistleblowers.
Warsaw Ghetto Memorial to Righteous Suffers New Setback as Design Is Tossed
The Forward New 2 May 2015 - A planned monument to Poland’s ‘Righteous Gentiles’ was already under fire for its location on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Now it’s hit another roadblock.
Egypt: Sisi Makes Short Visit to Saudi Arabia
allAfrica.com 2 May 2015 - [Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held "friendly talks" with the Saudi monarch, during a short stop at the Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday.
Egypt: UN Middle East Peace Envoy Arrives in Cairo On First Visit
allAfrica.com 2 May 2015 - [Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process arrived in Cairo late Friday, on his first visit to Egypt since taking up post last February.
Ethiopia: Ethiopians Return From Yemen
allAfrica.com 1 May 2015 - [Walta Info] The effort to bring back Ethiopian citizens from Yemen and Libya has continued, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Ambassador Susan Rice Adresses the Arab American Community
Arab American Institute 1 May 2015 - National Security Advisor Susan Rice addressed the Arab American community at the 2015 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala on April 29th in Washington, DC. Her remarks in full:
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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...
#BoycottFanLetter Tumblr
US Campaign to End the Occupation 3 May 2015 - Submit a fan letter to Ms. Lauryn Hill.
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces suppress Palestinian journalists march
5/2/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A number of Palestinian journalists were injured on Saturday when Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful march organised by journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day. Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters and stun grenades into the crowd of journalists...
Elders delegation meets Abbas, discusses Palestinian reconciliation
5/2/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Former world leaders Jimmy Carter and Gro Harlem Brundtland met with President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Saturday, concluding a three-day visit by the Elders aimed at promoting peace. Former US President Carter said that they discussed the...
Islamic Jihad militant dies during 'mission' in northern Gaza
5/2/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Islamic Jihad on Saturday announced the death of a gunman from the group's military wing in the northern Gaza Strip. The group said in a statement that Nasim Khalil Naim was killed during a...
Al-Qassam fighter killed in tunnel collapse
5/2/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas' military wing Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades said that one of their fighters died in a tunnel collapse on Saturday in the northern Gaza Strip. In a statement the Brigades identified the fighter as Nihad Awad...
Israeli forces detain Palestinian from Jerusalem neighborhood
5/2/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian youth from Wadi al-Juz neighborhood in East Jerusalem late Friday. Head of the Jerusalem Prisoners' Families Committee Amjad Abu Asab said that Israeli police had detained Muhannad Sharabati, 19. Sources told Ma...
Bethlehem municipality considers introducing 'tourist fee'
5/2/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Tourists visiting Palestine may be charged a "tourism fee" when they visit certain cities in the West Bank including Bethlehem and Ramallah, Deputy Mayor of Bethlehem Issam Juha told Ma'an late Friday. Juha said that the...
Bedouin tribe abducts Bayt al-Maqdis leader in northern Sinai
5/2/2015 - CAIRO (Ma'an) - Gunmen of a Bedouin tribe abducted a top leader of the Bayt al-Maqdis militant group in Egypt's Rafah city in the northern Sinai on Friday, Egyptian security sources told Ma'an. Speaking to Ma'...
Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift
5/2/2015 - AMMAN (AFP) -- Jordan's authorization of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organization and the government, accused of exploiting the rift to weaken the kingdom's main opposition force. In early March...
Monitor: 52 civilians dead in coalition strikes in Syria
5/2/2015 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- US-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians in a village in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Saturday."Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo...
WHO: Yemen violence kills 1,244, injures 5,044
5/2/2015 - GENEVA (AFP) -- Just over a month of fighting in Yemen has left nearly 1,250 people dead, in a conflict affecting 7. 5 million people, the World Health Organization said Friday. The UN health agency described a "deteriorating" humanitarian situation in the country...
  The Guardian
 
Jimmy Carter calls situation in Gaza 'intolerable' eight months after war
2 May 2015 - Former US president, in Jerusalem with former Norwegian prime minister, says residents ‘cannot live with the respect and dignity they deserve’ Former US president...
Nepal earthquake rescue dogs help search for survivors – video
1 May 2015 - Footage shows rescue dogs searching for survivors in the rubble of earthquake-ravaged Nepal. The clip, which was uploaded by the Israeli army on Thursday,...
Israel’s Iranian Jews worry about nuclear deal
1 May 2015 - Despite complex ties to the motherland, expats living in Israel remain wary of Iran’s motivations Few nations have watched the talks over Iran’s nuclear...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Mother holds out hope last missing Israeli in Nepal can be found
Ha'aretz - 3 May 2015
Likud calls coalition demands 'insane and extortionist’ as right-wing parties balk
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
Minister-designate Ayelet Shaked asks to give Knesset seat to next on party roster
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
Sabbath bus service makes historic start in Jerusalem
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
Tel Aviv University students scrub toilets to support cleaning workers’ May Day parade
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
Galilee man suspected of stabbing his mother to death
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
Police failed to prepare for Ethiopian Israeli protest, officers say
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
Protest against Jehovah’s Witnesses seminar in central Israel turns violent
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
How a Facebook post triggered new complaints of sexual harassment in the IDF
Ha'aretz - 2 May 2015
For Israel's ultra-Orthodox, happy days are here again
Ha'aretz - 1 May 2015
Tel Aviv ranked best city in Middle East for young people, 14th globally
Ha'aretz - 1 May 2015
Hebron settler leader Moshe Levinger hospitalized in serious condition
Ha'aretz - 1 May 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
25 protest vigils against Peres’ visit to Morocco
2 May 2015 - The Moroccan Association to support the nation's causes has organized 25 protest vigils throughout the county in protest against the former Israeli president Shimon Peres’s upcoming visit.
Al-Zahar calls for Mecca 2 deal under Saudi mediation
2 May 2015 - Prominent leader in Hamas movement Mahmoud al-Zahar Friday evening called on Saudi Arabia to bring Palestinian factions to a Mecca 2 agreement and an Arab follow-up committee.
Syrian army drops 9 'barrel bombs' on Yarmouk refugee camp
2 May 2015 - The Syrian regime warplanes dropped overnight nine barrel bombs on Yarmouk refugee camp to the south of Damascus.
1300 Israelis break into al-Aqsa Mosque during April
2 May 2015 - Israeli Police Forces have detained last month 21 Palestinian worshippers in al-Aqsa Mosque including 11 women and two minors, a Jerusalem monthly report revealed.
Jerusalem .. Old and New
2 May 2015 -
171 Palestinians banned from traveling during April
2 May 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) banned last month at least 171 Palestinians from traveling via Karama border crossing that links West Bank to the outside world world, Palestinian police said.
IOF suppresses West Bank weekly marches
2 May 2015 - Dozens of Palestinians and foreign activists have been injured as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) suppressed West Bank weekly marches.
Unidentified assailants blow up a car in Gaza
1 May 2015 - Unidentified assailants blew up Friday morning a private car in Gaza City. The car was completely burnt, security sources revealed.
Haniyeh: We look forward to Saudi intervention to end the division
1 May 2015 - Deputy head of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haniyeh called Friday on Saudi Arabia to intervene in ending the Palestinian internal division and putting an end to Israeli Judaization policy in al-Aqsa Mosque.
MPs hold Abbas responsible for recent break-in into Fokaha’s home
1 May 2015 - MP's of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) on Thursday held the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accountable for a an assault by the PA Preventive Forces, earlier in the day, on the house of the newly-released MP Abdul Jabar Fokaha.
Perez’s projected stopover stirs up hornet's nest in Morocco
1 May 2015 - A consortium of political and civil Moroccan organizations on Thursday voiced firm rebuff of an expected visit to the Kingdom by former Israeli president Shimon Perez.
PA arrest campaign against Islamic Jihad’s members
1 May 2015 - The PA security forces have carried out Friday morning an arrest and summon campaign against members and supporters of Islamic Jihad Movement throughout occupied West Bank.
IOF breaks into Nablus, Bethlehem
1 May 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out at dawn Friday a large-scale raid and search campaign in Beit Furik town to the east of Nablus, and Fardies village in Nablus.
Israel fires at Gaza fishermen, nabs youth on way to seek livelihood
1 May 2015 - The Israeli occupation navy on Friday opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing vessels off the Gaza coast, just a few hours before a Palestinian youth was kidnapped by the Israeli army near the border fence.
Report: 7 Palestinians killed, 375 detained by IOF in April
1 May 2015 - At least six Palestinian civilians were killed and some 375 others were detained by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) during the month of April, a report issued by the Ahrar Center for Prisoner Studies and Human Rights found out.
Alarm bells sounded over political detainee tortured by PA intelligence
1 May 2015 - A Palestinian political detainee from Occupied Jerusalem has reportedly been subjected to psycho-physical torture at the Palestinian Authority (PA) lock-ups in the West Bank province of Bethlehem.
Freedom Flotilla 3 to sail to Gaza next summer
30 Apr 2015 - Coordinator of the International Committee to Break the Siege of Gaza Zaher Birawi revealed that Freedom Flotilla 3, compromised of at least three boats, will sail to Gaza next summer.
UN urges Palestinian unity, lifting the siege on Gaza
30 Apr 2015 - The UN's Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov on Thursday urged Palestinian factions to unite and asked Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.
IOF hands evacuation notices to Palestinians in Jordan Valley
30 Apr 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) has continued handing evacuation notices to Palestinians in North Jordan Valley for the second day in a row.
Hamas asks West Bank universities to protect its students
30 Apr 2015 - Hamas, asked the administrations of universities in the West Bank to protect its students from the Palestinian Authority Security Forces campaigns of political arrests and summonses.
  IRIN
 
Prison or poverty: Impossible choice for Israel deportees
JERUSALEM/KAMPALA 16 April 2015 (IRIN) - For Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers facing deportation from Israel’s Holot detention centre, the future is bleak. Those who have gone before describe a hand-to-mouth existence in Uganda or no freedom of movement in Rwanda. >
  New York Times
 
Saudi-Led Group Said to Use Cluster Bombs in Yemen
3 May 2015 - The Human Rights Watch said it had found evidence that the Saudi-led coalition had used a type of munition in Yemen that is banned by much of the world because of the long-term danger it poses to civilians.
Strikes on Syria Tied to Deaths of 52 Civilians
2 May 2015 - The toll from attacks by the American-led coalition on Friday included at least nine children, a rights group reported on Saturday.
World Briefing: Iraq: Canada Promises More Aid
2 May 2015 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada made a surprise visit to Iraq on Saturday and pledged continued support for the country’s battle against the Islamic State group.
Maimed Defending Afghanistan, Then Neglected
2 May 2015 - The number of Afghan soldiers and policemen who have permanent disabilities has soared, overwhelming resources available from the government and charitable organizations.
White House Looks to Ease Arab Fears Over Iran Nuclear Pact
2 May 2015 - One option would put in writing, but not send to Congress, language agreeing to the defense of Arab allies if they came under attack from outside forces.
Afghanistan Begins Trial in Killing of Woman
2 May 2015 - Prosecutors said that the Islamic law student was beaten to death in an attack that was set off by a false accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran.
A Saudi Royal Shake-Up With a Goal of Stability
1 May 2015 - With Saudi Arabia locked in proxy wars with Iran, King Salman put the two princes most responsible for the kingdom’s security into the line of succession.
Strait of Hormuz Once Again at Center of U.S.-Iran Strife
1 May 2015 - After Iran seized a cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz this week, the United States Navy has accompanied American-flagged vessels to protect against harassment.
World Briefing: Iraq: Bombings Follow Aid Official’s Warning
30 Apr 2015 - The director of the European Union’s humanitarian aid department warned on Thursday that the situation in Iraq was deteriorating rapidly while the world was preoccupied with crises elsewhere.
U.S. Lawmakers Press Iran to Free Jailed Americans
30 Apr 2015 - Congressional lawmakers, already conflicted about an impending nuclear deal with Iran, are increasingly angry over the incarceration of American citizens in that country, where at least three are imprisoned.
Yemenis in Desperate Need of Food and Fuel After Weeks of Airstrikes
30 Apr 2015 - The Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, combined with fierce fighting on the ground, has displaced an estimated 300,000 people and destroyed vital infrastructure.
U.S. Sends Ships to Strait of Hormuz to Shield Vessels After Iran Seizure
30 Apr 2015 - Iranian officials pointed to a ruling against the Danish shipping giant over 10 containers that were sent to the United Arab Emirates in 2005.
An Eroding Syrian Army Points to Strain
30 Apr 2015 - The erosion of the Syrian army, which had struggled to replenish its ranks, is forcing the government to rely on Syrian and foreign militias, especially Hezbollah.
Proposal to Arm Sunnis Adds to Iraqi Suspicions of the U.S.
30 Apr 2015 - After congressional Republicans floated a plan to arm Iraqi Sunnis and Kurds directly, the country was outraged and saw a plot to divide their country.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Dining: Naturally delicious
3 May 2015 - Zakaim in Tel Aviv is a vegan haven.
Report: Muslim Brotherhood plotted to kill Morsi in order to spark revolution
3 May 2015 - Group reportedly planned to shoot down helicopter carrying Morsi to trial or poison his food in prison.
Allegations of corruption, bribery weigh on Ahmadinejad as jailed ex-deputy speaks out
3 May 2015 - A Facebook and Instagram campaign were started shortly after the letter was published called "Demand for Trial of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."
Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul
3 May 2015 -
Business is Business and Moses is Moses
3 May 2015 - Israeli businessman hopes to ship goods through Jordan to Arab world.
Gulf states seek quid pro quo of US assurances, weapons, for support in Iran deal
3 May 2015 - Leading Gulf nations seek US defense assurance and fighter jets, missile defense systems, surveillance equipment, to maintain upper hand over Shi'ite Iran.
‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ turn technology into solutions for people with disabilities
3 May 2015 - This prototype developed at a Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) "make-a-thon" turns physical therapy into a game, allowing users to play while making significant progress in their rehabilitation.
Flight carrying IDF rescue teams to return to Israel from Nepal
3 May 2015 - Israel is operating the largest humanitarian presence in Nepal, with over 250 doctors and rescue personnel working around the clock to locate and treat an almost equal number of Israelis.
Tunisia rebuffs Netanyahu warnings of imminent terror against Jews in the Arab nation
3 May 2015 - "There are no threats," Tunisian official says.
Israeli businessman hopes to ship goods through Jordan to Arab world
2 May 2015 - Business is picking up at the Israel Shipyards despite growing tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.
Ethiopian Israelis to protest today in Tel Aviv against racism, police brutality
2 May 2015 - The community has long complained about unfair treatment and violence by police.
Death toll in Nepal earthquake breaks 7,000
2 May 2015 -
Carter slams Netanyahu, praises Abbas
2 May 2015 - Former US president calls for elections in Palestinian territories
Tunisia denies reports: there is no threat to Jews or Israelis
2 May 2015 -
New York City police officer shot and wounded, suspect in custody
2 May 2015 -
Tensions high along Israel-Syria border but nobody wants war
2 May 2015 - Although neither Hezbollah, bogged down in Syria, nor Israel, having so recently fought Hamas in the Gaza Strip last summer, appear eager for it, conflict remains a possibility.
Netanyahu a ‘stalwart’ defender of Supreme Court, PM’s spokesman tells ‘Economist’
2 May 2015 - PM spokesman pens rare letter to 'Economist,' challenging magazine's assertion that Netanyahu preparing to 'muzzle' the Supreme Court.
Pop sensation Robbie Williams shows his love for the Holy Land at Park Hayarkon
2 May 2015 - “It’s all about love, folks,” Williams said as his nearly two-hour concert drew to a close.
Pop sensation Robbie Williams shows his love for the Holy Land at Park Haryakon
2 May 2015 -
Ashdod hoping to secure BSL survival at Gilboa’s expense
2 May 2015 - Gilboa can’t even do anything about it, as the northerners will not be in action until Monday night when they host Hapoel Holon.
Petah Tikva all but demoted after dramatic loss
2 May 2015 - With Hapoel Acre beating Hapoel Ra’anana 2-0 on Saturday and Ashdod SC drawing, rock-bottom Petah Tikva finds itself five points from safety with just two matches left in the season.
Deri vows no compromise to form coalition
2 May 2015 - Deri confirmed that he will be given the Economy portfolio held by Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett in the outgoing government, and that he also would become religious affairs minister.
Search intensifies in Nepal for missing trekker Or Asraf
2 May 2015 - The IDF, together with the Nepalese Army and United Hatzalah, have combed the area for the last two days, based on information they received from trekkers who were in the area at the time.
Netanyahu, Kerry spar over whether Iran nuclear deal good for Israel
2 May 2015 - The Secretary of state says There is a lot of ‘hysteria’ in Israel while Netanyahu says this is the ‘challenge of our generation.’
UKIP candidate suspended after anti-Semitic tweets
2 May 2015 - In his tweet about Berger, Sen wrote, “You’re about authentic Labour as Ed Miliband. Protect child benefits? If you had it your way you’d send the £ to Poland/Israel.”
Meet the New MK: Likud’s Boker wants to improve emergency services
2 May 2015 - Nava Boker’s husband, who was the Hadera Police chief, was killed in the 2010 Mount Carmel forest fire.
Israel warns nationals, Jews to avoid Tunisia due to terror threat
2 May 2015 -
Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook executive Sandberg, dies suddenly
2 May 2015 -
Cat on a hot tin roof
2 May 2015 - A Play by Tennessee Williams: Translated by Shlomo Moskovitz and Directed by Gilad Kinchi
The Travel Advisor: The walking dead
2 May 2015 - Go online, call your travel consultant, but find alternative flights that you can suggest to the airline employee.
Divide and sing
2 May 2015 - Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘The Tsar’s Bride,’ epitomozes the contrast between a man’s mechanical worldview and woman’s emotional and passionate one.
Setting sights on Galician horizons
2 May 2015 - Ukraine is keen to highlight tourism opportunities in its culturally diverse and beautiful western regions.
Watch: Netanyahu urges world to reject deal with Iran on heels of Kerry comments
2 May 2015 - Netanyahu says framework deal fails to stop Iranian nuclear ambitions in Youtube video released after Kerry appeals directly to the Israeli public.
*Better way to evaluate sleep disorders*
2 May 2015 - Researchers say the technique is less expensive and invasive than current polysomnography (PSG) technology.
*Explaining what it’s like*
2 May 2015 - Psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Naomi Baum recounts her personal journal through breast cancer in a new book with a happy ending.
Jimmy Carter meets Abbas in Ramallah, calls for new PA elections
2 May 2015 -
Russian tourist, 35, drowns off coast of Eilat
2 May 2015 -
IDF to hold drill in North and Jordan Valley; IAF to hold drill in Sde Dov
2 May 2015 -
Kahlon calls for upping tax on residential real estate investors
2 May 2015 - The logic behind a tax increase is to make it less profitable for investors from buying apartments and renting them out, thus keeping more apartments on the market for people who want to buy them.
Professor of physics named new leader of ISIS
2 May 2015 - The new ISIS leader has a lot of credibility in the organization and is well-suited to take over day-to-day operations.
Kerry slams 'hysteria' over Iran deal, vows 'forever' inspections of nuke sites
2 May 2015 - The Obama administration would abide by its pledge to deny Iran a nuclear weapon, Kerry told Channel 10.
Kerry appeals to skeptical Israelis - 'Iran deal cuts off pathways to atomic bomb'
2 May 2015 -
'That's my son' - Israeli Arab who joined ISIS posts shocking photo from Syria
2 May 2015 - Salah a-Din Mohameed, 25, is a former teacher from the town of Umm el-Fahm who now goes by the nom de guerre “Abu al-Harth al-Maqdasi.”
More wives, more problems - New study links polygamy with higher rate of heart disease
2 May 2015 - The study was conducted by monitoring the healths of 687 married men who were treated for health ailments at five hospitals in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alternative bus line ‘Shabus’ begins taking passengers during Shabbat in Jerusalem
2 May 2015 -
Middle school, high school students take home prizes for innovations in food loss prevention
2 May 2015 - As consumers around the world today continue to “buy with [their] eyes,” the students were tasked with proposing ways of minimizing food loss and thereby help curb wasteful behavior.
Police: Galilee man stabbed his mother to death
2 May 2015 - Son caught not long after murder hiding in nearby village.
West Bank officials contemplate 'tourism fee' on visitors
2 May 2015 - Municipality officials argue that the "symbolic fee" would help improve tourist services.
Death toll from US-led strike rises to 52 civilians in Syria
2 May 2015 -
Germans cannot turn backs on Nazi past, Merkel says
2 May 2015 -
Iran pledges to protect shared security interests with Yemen
2 May 2015 -
Assad not finished yet
2 May 2015 - Reports of the dictator’s imminent demise have been much exaggerated.
Canadian PM Harper arrives in Iraq on surprise visit
2 May 2015 -
Maldives police arrest 192, opposition leader, after clashes
2 May 2015 -
UK's Duchess Kate gives birth to a daughter
2 May 2015 -
Death toll from a US-led strike rises to 52 civilians in Syria
2 May 2015 -
Legal scholar Dershowitz wants honorary Israeli citizenship to counter BDS
2 May 2015 - Dershowitz tells Post that if Israel offered “honorary citizenship to musicians and academics who could be subject to BDS” it could dissuade boycotts of the Jewish state.
Galilee woman dies of stab wounds in suspected murder
2 May 2015 -
Palestinian youth tries to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
2 May 2015 - Incident takes place during security check of a bus.
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge in labor
2 May 2015 -
Efforts resume to locate last missing Israeli in Nepal
2 May 2015 - Or Asraf, was last seen in the Langtang area of Nepal, before the massive earthquake struck last week.
Jewish composer and musician wife die in New York house fire
2 May 2015 -
Ahead of the UK election, a look at the parties' positions on Israel, Jewish issues
2 May 2015 - With just a couple of exceptions, parties have shown support not only for a two-state solution but to varying degrees, support for Israel as well.
Malaysia arrests 30 at mass protest against new tax
2 May 2015 -
Palestine wants Israel out of FIFA, eyes a three-quarters majority to pass proposal
1 May 2015 - Palestine's Football Association President has claimed that 'nothing had improved in the way Israel was "persecuting Palestine footballers, athletes and the movement of sporting equipment".
Report: ISIS leader sidelined by spinal injury, possibly spurring appointment of new caliph
1 May 2015 - The jihadist organization, in control of vast swathes of Iraq as well as Syria, is now under the leadership of Abu Alaa al-Afri, a former physics teacher and al-Qaida veteran.
Iran's FM denies Islamic Republic jails people for their opinions
1 May 2015 - "Iran does not jail people for their opinions," Zarif said, despite the fact that Iran ranks 173 according to the 2014 Press Freedom Index, right after Sudan.
Swedish teens launch anti-fascist campaign after skinheads interrupt Holocaust survivor's lecture
1 May 2015 - Leftist students set up booths on their schools campus and held signs reading "Sieg Heil - Hell No."
Indiana senate passes anti-BDS resolution
1 May 2015 - The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed the anti-BDS House Resolution 59 on April 22. The measure now goes to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for his signature.
'Netanyahu's absentee balloting plan - a ploy to disempower Israeli Arabs'
1 May 2015 - Meretz leader Zahava Gal-On took aim at the premier's intention to pass a law allowing Israelis abroad to vote in parliamentary elections.
Women wage war on Islamic State
1 May 2015 - Reuters photographer Asmaa Waguih spent time with the women who have taken up arms.
Report: Freedom Flotilla III expected to set sail for Gaza
1 May 2015 - Third mission for the "lifting of Gaza blockade" expected this summer; Organizers remain mum on details.
 

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