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PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (November 13 - 19, 2014)
Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the reporting period of 13 - 19 November, 2014. ...
Israeli Police Assault and Abduct Young Woman and Disabled Mother in East Jerusalem
A disabled Jerusalemite woman, Nadya al-Maghribi, aged 55, along with her 22-year-old daughter, Amani, were assaulted by Israeli police, Tuesday, upon which the daughter was taken into custody and, subsequently, the mother, while she was attending the daughter's Wednesday court hearing. ...
"Killing Hamas" Taught as Basic Right for 2nd Grade Students in Tel Aviv
Teachers at an Israeli school recently delivered a worksheet to their students which includes, in a list of rights, the right of "Killing Hamas". ...
Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing for 1st Time in a Month
Gaza Ministry of Agriculture halts import of Israeli fruit Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow thousands of Palestinians, stranded for weeks on the Egyptian side, to return home, an official stated on Wednesday. Additionally, Gaza's Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a ban on the import of Israeli fruit. ...
Majority of UN Assembly Approves New Resolutions for Palestine
Abbas ready to establish Palestinian state on 22% of mandate land An overwhelming majority of the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor, Wednesday, on 5 draft resolutions in favor of Palestine. President Abbas says that he is ready to set up a Palestinian state on 22 percent of historical Palestine, and has called on the international community for support. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into homes and ransacked them, and kidnapped twelve Palestinians. ...
Settlers Assault Palestinian Resident of Jerusalem
Israeli settlers, Tuesday, assaulted a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, causing injuries in neck and back, according to local sources. ...
Palestinian Football HQ Raided by Israeli Forces
Israeli forces raided, this past Monday morning, the headquarters of the Palestinian Football Association in al-Ram, near Jerusalem. ...
Israeli Settlers Continue Their Attacks against Palestinian Civilians in the West Bank
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli settlers' ongoing and escalated attacks on Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. ...
Netanyahu Orders $18.1 Million for West Bank Settlement Expansion
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given orders for the allocation of $18.1 Million in expansion funds for 300 units of Beit El settlement, illegally built near Ramallah, according to Haaretz. ...
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Palestinian killed by Israeli army gunfire in West Bank
In separate incident, Palestinian man seriously wounded by IDF in clashes near Hebron.
Abbas accuses Hamas of bombing Fatah officials' homes in Gaza
PA president adds that rivals are trying 'to destroy' Palestinian unity, and says Israel is triggering a religious war; meanwhile, jailed PLO leader Marwan Barghouti calls to 'strengthen the resistance.'
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Israeli Settlers Continue Their Attacks against Palestinian Civilians in the West Bank
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...
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[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
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When Hagee vilifies Obama as ‘anti-Semitic,’ Cruz and Dershowitz don’t walk out
Mondoweiss 26 Nov 2014 - Last Sunday night Texas senator Ted Cruz went to a Zionist Organization of America gala in New York at which Pastor John Hagee directly labelled President Obama “anti-Semitic.” Even the Anti-Defamation League condemned the remarks: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged Pastor John Hagee to reconsider...
Drama in Vienna as Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire
BBC 26 Nov 2014 - Journalists watch as nuclear talks go to the wire
VIDEO: The new wave of Israeli filmmakers
BBC 26 Nov 2014 - Israeli directors are creating everything from westerns to cannibalistic fantasies as Talking Movies' Tom Brook has been finding out.
Egyptian youths jailed over protests
BBC 26 Nov 2014 - A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
VIDEO: Sabah, Lebanese singing legend, dies
BBC 26 Nov 2014 - Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, has died aged 87.
Jerusalem attacker wife loses rights
BBC 26 Nov 2014 - Israel revokes the residency rights of the widow of one of the two Palestinian men who killed five people at a synagogue in Jerusalem.
Nationalism vs imagination — Beinart and Vilkomerson square off over two-state solution
Mondoweiss 26 Nov 2014 - I have heard many positive reports from the Open Hillel conference in Cambridge last month. The discussions were unfettered, the organizers were eager to hear arguments against Zionism as well as for it. These are young people who are inside the Jewish community but believe in...
Middle East Studies Association affirms members’ right to boycott Israeli academic institutions (Updated)
Mondoweiss 26 Nov 2014 - Update: Chris Toensing, an outgoing member of MESA’s board of directors, sends a clarification on the boycott vote and what comes next: MESA’s procedures are that such resolutions are proposed at the members’ business meeting at the annual conference. Resolutions approved at this meeting go to referendum....
Israeli bus driver runs over two Palestinians at Jenin checkpoint, killing one
Mondoweiss 26 Nov 2014 - Violence / Raids / Clashes / Punitive house demolitions Israeli bus hits Palestinians in Jenin, 1 dead NABLUS (Ma‘an) 25 Nov — An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday. Palestinian security sources...
58% of Israelis Support Firing Palestinian Workers According to News Poll
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The Minds of Others: An interview with Max Blumenthal
Mondoweiss 25 Nov 2014 - And that is the great thing I hold against pseudo-humanism: that for too long it has diminished the rights of man, that its concept of those rights has been – and still is – narrow and fragmentary, incomplete and biased and, all things considered, sordidly racist....
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The Lebanese lack of narrative demonstrated via ‘Google Doodle’
Al-Akhbar Blogs 25 Nov 2014 - Last Saturday, on November 22, every Lebanese that has a device with Internet access rejoiced with a rare sense of pride, “Google has celebrated our independence!” Every day, the electronic deity adorns its search engine’s homepage with ‘Google Doodles,’ illustrating and animating the Google logo to...
Rafah border crossing victim of marred Egypt-Hamas ties
Al-Akhbar News 26 Nov 2014 - Egyptian soldiers stand guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on November 26, 2014. AFP/Said Khatib Egyptian soldiers stand guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip...
Families of abducted Lebanese soldiers seek help from Nasrallah
Al-Akhbar News 26 Nov 2014 - The relatives of the soldiers abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Nusra Front burn tires in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 24, 2014. Anadolu / Wissam Fanash The relatives of the soldiers abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and...
Egypt’s al-Sisi kicks off first tour of Europe
Al-Akhbar News 26 Nov 2014 - French President Francois Hollande (L) listens on as Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi speaks, during a joint statement at the Elysee Palace, on November 26, 2014, in Paris.AFP/Alain Jocard French President Francois Hollande (L) listens on as Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi speaks, during a joint statement at...
Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail
Al-Akhbar News 26 Nov 2014 - Students of Cairo University march during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17, 2014. Anadolu / Stringer Students of Cairo University march during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17, 2014. Anadolu / Stringer An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 78 minors between two and...
Qatar training Syria rebels as Muallem seeks political solution in Russia
Al-Akhbar News 26 Nov 2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) speaks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (L) during their meeting at the residence of Bocharov ruchei in Sochi on November 26, 2014. AFP/Mikhail Metzel Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) speaks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (L) during...
Is the formation of a united Kurdish army on the horizon?
Al-Akhbar News 26 Nov 2014 - People watch as smokes rises from the town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on October 26, 2014, at the Turkish border near the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province. AFP/Bulent Kilic People watch as smokes rises from the town of Kobane, also known as...
Israel transforms Jerusalem’s suburbs into a “big prison”
Al-Akhbar Politics 26 Nov 2014 - Concrete blocks are placed by Occupation security forces at the entrances to the Palestinian village of al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem on November 19, 2014. Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency Concrete blocks are placed by Occupation security forces at the entrances to the Palestinian village of al-Ram, northeast of...
Turkey, US to train 2,000 ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition fighters
Al-Akhbar Politics 25 Nov 2014 - A handout made available by Turkish Presidential Press Service on November 22, 2014, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and US Vice President Joe Biden (L) at Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul.Biden met Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis...
Is an Algerian ‘spring’ around the corner?
Al-Akhbar Politics 25 Nov 2014 - Algerian men protest against President Bouteflika's decision to run for a fourth term. He ultimately won the elections and is now carrying out his fourth term in office. AFP Algerian men protest against President Bouteflika's decision to run for a fourth term. He ultimately won the...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Nov 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Nov 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Nov 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Nov 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Nov 2014 -
Sarkozy Calls for 'No' Vote on 'Palestine' Motion
The Foward Breaking News 26 Nov 2014 - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on his party to vote against a motion in the French Parliament to recognize a Palestinian state. Click here for the rest of the article...
Orthodox Leaders Condemn Rabbi Steven Pruzansky for 'Demonization' of Arabs
The Foward Breaking News 26 Nov 2014 - A growing chorus of Orthodox leaders are speaking out against the anti-Arab rhetoric of a prominent New Jersey rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck. Click here for the rest of the article...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Procedure
The Foward Breaking News 26 Nov 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Swedish Lawmakers Vote Down Bill Requiring Parents to Pay for Circumcision
The Foward Breaking News 26 Nov 2014 - Swedish lawmakers voted down a bill that would require parents to pay for non-medical circumcision of boys. Click here for the rest of the article...
Budapest Jews Split On Whistleblowing Leader With Colorful Past
The Foward Breaking News 26 Nov 2014 - An anti-corruption whistleblower elected to head the Budapest Jewish community has sparked a crisis among the highest officials of Hungarian Jewry at a time of heightened tensions with the government. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israeli President Slams Divisive Jewish Nation-State Bill
The Foward Breaking News 26 Nov 2014 - Israel’s president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter to its founding fathers’ vision of equality for Arab citizens. Click here for the rest of...
Israel's Lone Soldier Center Severs Ties With Rabbi George Finkelstein
The Forward New 26 Nov 2014 - The Lone Soldier Center, which helps young people serving in the IDF, has ended its relationship with George Finkelstein, the rabbi accused of inappropriate contact with Y.U. students. Click here for the rest of the article...
Orthodox N.J. Embraces Rabbi Pruzansky — Extreme Anti-Arab Views and All
The Forward New 25 Nov 2014 - Why do so many of New Jersey’s Orthodox Jews accept Rabbi Pruzansky’s calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israeli and Palestinian ‘savages’? Click here for the rest of the article...
DCJCC Cancels Theater J's Middle East Festival, Prompting Censorship Debate
The Forward New 25 Nov 2014 - Washington DC’s Theater J was told to cancel a festival featuring works critical of Israel, prompting worries about censorship — and one board member’s resignation. Click here for the rest of the article...
Africa: The Ugly Truth Behind the UAE's Gleam
allAfrica.com 26 Nov 2014 - [HRW]Amidst the turmoil of the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates cultivates an image as a stable, center of modernity, symbolized by the gleaming peak of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
Nigeria: Lagos to Begin Airlifting of Pilgrims to Jerusalem
allAfrica.com 26 Nov 2014 - [Leadership]The Lagos State Government said on Wednesday that it would commence the transportation of the first batch of over 1,000 intending pilgrims to Jerusalem on Nov. 27.
Nigeria: Firm to Process Saudi Visas in Nigeria
allAfrica.com 26 Nov 2014 - [Daily Trust]The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has mandated a private firm, VFS TasHeel International with mana-ging and administrating the Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria.
Tunisia: Hostility to Daesh Grows Among Arabs
allAfrica.com 26 Nov 2014 - [Magharebia]Tunis -The majority of the citizens of the Arab region oppose the Islamic State (ISIS) and support the idea of an international coalition to eliminate it, a recent study found.
Somalia: Foreign Ministers of Somalia and Yemen Meet
allAfrica.com 26 Nov 2014 - [Dalsan Radio]The Somali Foreign Minister Dr. Abdirahman Dualle Bayle met his Yemeni counterpart Hon. Abullahi Mohamed Alsayedi in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
East Africa: Saudi Arabia Changes Visa Application Process for Nigeria
allAfrica.com 25 Nov 2014 - [CAJ News]Lagos -SAUDI Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has mandated VFS TasHeel International with managing and administrating the Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria.
“Protection” Training Takes Place at Center for Freedom
Palestine Solidarity Project 26 Nov 2014 - On Sunday, November 16, 2014, The Center for Freedom and Justice launched a series of trainings about Protection, Non-violence and Media. The first workshop was about “Protection” and included people from Popular Committees of Twana – south of Hebron hill, Bethlehem, Al-Ma’sara, Aida camp and Beit Ommar....
Immigration Reform is Not Just for Latinos: Big Impact for Immigrants from MENA
Arab American Institute 26 Nov 2014 - Since announcing his executive order on immigration, President Obama has held two events to to clarify the extent and scope of his most recent executive order. The events, one in Las Vegas and the other in the President�s hometown of Chicago, were a chance for the...
America�s Orwellian Conundrum
Arab American Institute 26 Nov 2014 - By Eddie Bejarano Fall Intern, 2014 �Fomenting fear stifles serious debate and constructive solutions � this nation deserves more than that,� stated Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) after the USA FREEDOM Act was voted down 58 to 42 in the Senate on November 18, 2014.
New AAI Poll Reveals Arab American Identity Trends and Political Concerns
Arab American Institute 25 Nov 2014 - By Kristyn Acho Fall Intern, 2014 This morning, Dr. Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, released a new Zogby Analytics poll, Arab American Voters 2014: Their Identity and Political Concerns.
AAI Joins the Mossawa Center Campaign Against Israeli Police Brutality
Arab American Institute 25 Nov 2014 - The Mossawa Center has launched a campaign demanding an end to Israeli police brutality focused on the latest Arab-Israeli casualty, Khayr al-Din Hamdan.
“Yalla 2016” Convenes Arab American Leaders in Washington, DC
Arab American Institute 25 Nov 2014 - This weekend, the Arab American Institute held a summit in Washington, D.C. to convene a significant group of Arab American leaders and activists from across the country. Over three days of programming, participants engaged in substantive conversations about organizing the Arab American community ahead of the...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 27 Nov 2014 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 27 Nov 2014 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 27 Nov 2014 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 27 Nov 2014 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 27 Nov 2014 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 27 Nov 2014 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Tell the UN: Don’t reward Israel for Gaza massacre
Global BDS 25 Nov 2014 - One moment please, redirecting you now to http://www.bdsmovement.net/dont-reward-israel
Israel’s Hannibal Directive
Sabbah report 27 Nov 2014 - Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. Slaughtering Palestinian civilians is longstanding Israeli policy. The post: Israel’s Hannibal Directive appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism
Sabbah report 27 Nov 2014 - 'Anti-Semitism', say the experts, is a 'virus' with no rational basis. That's the official decree. But real history is not so black and white. This is why the entire paradigm of anti-Semitic theory needs to be revised, deconstructed and junked. The post: The Virtue & Necessity...
US guilty of war crimes in Palestine
Sabbah report 27 Nov 2014 - If humanity is to be served, citizens who believe in equal access to international tools of justice must speak up and denounce the continued U.S. hegemony over Palestine. The post: US guilty of war crimes in Palestine appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 27 Nov 2014 - One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities. The post: Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up...
Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?
Sabbah report 27 Nov 2014 - Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations....
Gaza War Postmortems
Sabbah report 27 Nov 2014 - Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. The post: Gaza War Postmortems appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Join One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin Campaign
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Nov 2014 - Organize a Discussion in Your Community! US Campaign member group Librarians and Archivists with Palestine is excited to announce their newest campaign : " One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin ." "One Book" is an international reading and discussion initiative drawing inspiration from the "one book, one town"...
The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Nov 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Nov 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Nov 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Nov 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Nov 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces shoot J'lem Palestinian in head with rubber bullet
11/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian was hospitalized late Tuesday after an Israeli soldier shot him in the head with a rubber-coated bullet in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, witnesses said. Medics told Ma'an the unidentified young man...
Israelis assault Palestinian worker in Jerusalem
11/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A group of Israelis on Tuesday assaulted a young Palestinian man at his place of work in West Jerusalem, the man told Ma'an. Islam Ubeid, 25, told Ma'an that the incident started when he...
Physically disabled woman detained for 'assaulting Israeli officer'
11/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday took a physically disabled Palestinian woman from the al-Tur neighborhood into custody during a court hearing for her daughter, family members told Ma'an. Nadia al-Mughrabi, 54, was detained while attending a hearing...
Israel revokes residency of Palestinian attacker's widow
11/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel on Wednesday revoked the residency rights of the widow of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, drawing condemnation from human rights groups. The move came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he...
Gaza ministry stops importing Israeli fruit
11/26/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it will stop importing Israeli fruit to the besieged enclave after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank at the Kerem Shalom crossing."We...
Hamas official: National unity govt mandate expires Dec. 2
11/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2. The announcement comes six months after the government was first...
In Hebron, Palestinian women face down daily settler home invasions
11/27/2014 - This is the second part in a series about the lives of Palestinian women affected by the Jewish settlements of Hebron's Old City. Read the first part [link below] - In some directions the covered alleys are blocked off by tin...
Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians in overnight raids
11/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested 13 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids, sources told Ma'an Wednesday. In the Bethlehem district, Israeli forces raided the village of Wadi Fukin and detained three teenagers, Palestinian security sources said. The teens...
Israeli forces ban 5 from Aqsa for 3 months
11/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) - Israeli forces on Tuesday handed five Palestinian residents of Jerusalem military orders banning them from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for three months. Two women were among the five Palestinians. Sources identified the five as Dalal al-Hashlamoun, Latifa Abd...
Israeli forces arrest Palestinian woman in East Jerusalem
11/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces escorted tax inspectors to the home of Ahmad Eid Abu al-Hawa in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem and arrested a young woman on Tuesday, relatives said. Relatives told Ma'an Israeli forces assaulted a...
Egypt to open Rafah crossing for 2 days
11/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing with Gaza to allow thousands of Palestinians, stranded for weeks on the Egyptian side, to return home to the Strip, an official said Wednesday. Nathmi Muhanna, director of Palestinian crossings and...
South Africa urges halt to Israeli settlements as Abbas visits
11/26/2014 - PRETORIA (AFP) -- Israel's settlements policy is "undermining" prospects for a two state solution, South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday as he welcomed President Mahmoud Abbas on a state visit."We reiterate our call for the total cessation of all...
PA security forces vow to continue crackdown on outlaws
11/26/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority security forces urged all fugitives hiding in Area C of the Hebron district to turn themselves in as soon possible, vowing that a crackdown which began in October is set to continue."All 20 fugitives have...
2 children die in Gaza fire
11/26/2014 - GAZA (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian children died and a number of other family members were injured in a fire that broke out in their apartment in the al-Nusairat neighborhood in western Gaza City on Wednesday. Spokesman for the health ministry Ashraf...
Syria airstrikes on Raqqa kill 63 people, 36 of them civilians
11/26/2014 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- A string of Syrian regime air strikes on the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed capital Raqqa on Tuesday killed at least 63 people, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said. The air strikes were the deadliest by...
Beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
11/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Lebanon's official news agency on Wednesday announced the death of the beloved Lebanese singer Sabah at the age of 87. The singer, nicknamed "Sahhroura," meaning blackbird, had millions of fans across the Arab World. Sabah, whose...
  The Guardian
 
From Cairo to Moscow: how the world reacted to Ferguson
25 Nov 2014 - Authoritarian regimes the world over reacted to protests with thinly disguised glee, noting scenes of unrest in Missouri undermined US credibility to criticise other...
Israel’s president revokes invitation to Israeli singer after inflammatory song
25 Nov 2014 - Amir Benayoun releases ‘Ahmed Loves Israel’ in midst of concern over wave of racist incidents targeting Palestinians Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin has revoked an...
Israeli president opposes proposed law to give ‘national rights’ to Jews only
26 Nov 2014 - Critics say ‘Jewish nation-state’ bill would diminish freedoms of minorities and give ammunition to enemies abroad Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, has voiced his strong...
  Daily Star
 
State Department warns against travel to Lebanon
26 Nov 2014 Americans are discouraged from "all travel to Lebanon because of "the frequency of terrorist bombing attacks throughout the country, according to a new warning issued by the United States Department of State on Monday
Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem
26 Nov 2014 With riots in Jerusalem threatening to unravel a volatile region, Israeli police are looking to the sky for some help to keep things under control.
Kerry returns to Europe next week
26 Nov 2014 US Secretary of State John Kerry, just back from a European tour centered on nuclear negotiations with Iran, will recross the Atlantic next week for a NATO meeting, the State Department said Wednesday.
UN aid official Valerie Amos to step down: Ban
26 Nov 2014 The top UN official for humanitarian aid, Valerie Amos, who oversaw international relief efforts in Syria, is stepping down, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.
IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal
26 Nov 2014 The U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states to help pay for its monitoring of an extended interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, it said on Wednesday.
UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp
26 Nov 2014 Two British brothers have been jailed for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria.
Israel PM defends 'Jewish state' law
26 Nov 2014 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his government's approval of a law determining Israel's status as the national Jewish homeland, after President Reuven Rivlin criticised the proposal.
Egypt jails 78 minors for pro-Morsi protests
26 Nov 2014 An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 78 minors to between two and five years in prison for taking part in demonstrations calling for the return of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, judicial sources said.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Local authorities complain of high cost of waste recycling
Ha'aretz - 10 Nov 2014
Lapid under pressure as Netanyahu calls for lower food duties; budget faces delays
Ha'aretz - 10 Nov 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Khatib warns of Israel’s “step-by-step†Judaization policy in al-Aqsa
Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib has warned of what he dubbed “the step-by-step†policy adopted by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) as part of a larger Judaization scheme in al-Aqsa Mosque.
Report: Over 300,000 citizens jobless in the West Bank and Gaza
The Palestinian central bureau of statistics said there are more than 300,000 citizens with no jobs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip according to data collected during the second quarter of 2014.
Mass-arrests, interrogation summonses reported in IOF assaults throughout WB
The Israeli occupation forces rounded up 15 Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation following a round of arbitrary home-raids and combing operations across the West Bank.
Masri: Egypt postponed truce negotiations
Hamas MP Mushir al-Masri said that Egypt has postponed the convening of indirect truce negotiations between a Palestinian delegation and Israel that was scheduled to start in Cairo on Monday.
Jewish settlers destroy Palestinian farmer’s property
Jewish settlers destroyed part of the fence surrounding the land lot of Qunaibi family in Tal Rumaida in al-Khalil on Sunday as a prelude to lay their hands on it.
Clashes ongoing between young men and Israeli troops in east J'lem
Violent clashes broke out Saturday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli policemen in different areas of occupied Jerusalem.
Hayya: Israel will pay for its reluctance regarding Gaza reconstruction
Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said Israel’s security will pay the price for the delay in rebuilding Gaza after the recent Israeli offensive.
Hamas: Talks with Israeli occupation to resume Monday as scheduled
Senior Hamas leader, Ismail Redwan, has ruled out all potential scenarios for the delay of the indirect talks between the Palestinian resistance factions and the Israeli occupation.
Khudari urges the Palestinians to be united against Israel's violations in J'lem
MP Jamal Al-Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, called on the Palestinians from all spectra to join forces with each other to confront Israel's violations in occupied Jerusalem.
Hamdallah’s credibility below par after he reneged on reconstruction pledges
PLC member Atef Udwan said PM Hamdallah’s dragging of his feet vis-à-vis his promises regarding the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip dealt heavy blows at his credibility as an elected politician.
  IRIN
 
Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid
JERUSALEM/DUBAI 07 October 2014 (IRIN) - Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions.
  Aljazeera
 
Australian cricketer dies from head injuries
11/27/2014 - Phillip Hughes had undergone emergency surgery after being hit on the head by a ball during a domestic game.
Israel strips attacker's widow of residency
11/26/2014 - Israel revokes Nadia Abu Jamal's residency after her husband's involvement in attack on West Jerusalem synagogue.
Family says Ferguson decision 'heartbreaking'
11/26/2014 - Michael Brown's parents say jury's decision not to charge white officer who killed their unarmed son was "unbelievable".
Venezuela prisoners die of 'drug poisoning'
11/27/2014 - Officials ascribe deaths of at least 17 jail inmates on hunger strike in Lara state to prescription-drugs ingestion.
Human trial of Ebola vaccine 'promising'
11/26/2014 - First human trial of vaccine appears safe, researchers say, as world grapples with disease that has killed thousands.
British brothers sentenced for Syria training
11/26/2014 - Two brothers who apparently attended rebel training camp jailed, becoming first to be sentenced for such offences in UK.
Erdogan slams US 'impertinence' over Kobane
11/26/2014 - Turkish leader criticises Washington for pushing for help over Kobane when US earlier stood by amid Assad "massacres".
Zimbabwe VP barred from ruling party post
11/26/2014 - Joice Mujuru blocked from running for seat on top panel of ZANU-PF party, ending possibility to succeed Robert Mugabe.
  New York Times
 
Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say
26 Nov 2014 - A journalist held by a Qaeda affiliate was a target in a raid this week by Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.
Rebels in Yemen Strike at Rivals
26 Nov 2014 - The Houthis seized control of a compound belonging to one of the country’s most powerful tribal clans, the Al-Ahmar tribe.
World Briefing: Egypt: Rafah Border Crossing Is Opened Temporarily
26 Nov 2014 - Egypt temporarily opened its crossing on its border with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time in 30 days, allowing more than 250 Palestinians who had been stuck in Egypt to return to the coastal territory.
World Briefing: Egypt: Cabinet Approves Broad Antiterrorism Bill
26 Nov 2014 - Egypt’s cabinet approved a draft antiterrorism law on Wednesday that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.
U.S. Adds Planes to Bolster Drive to Wipe Out ISIS
26 Nov 2014 - The United States is shifting aircraft from Afghanistan to the Middle East, but the Islamic State, a hybrid between a conventional army and a terrorist network, has been difficult to target.
Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies
26 Nov 2014 - After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.
Letter From the Middle East: Jerusalem, the Holy City of Separation
26 Nov 2014 - Jerusalem, in Hebrew, shares the root word for peace, shalom. But the holy city is becoming ever-more divided among Israelis and Palestinians.
Op-Ed Contributors: Subcontracting Repression in the West Bank and Gaza
26 Nov 2014 - Palestinian security forces were supposed to help build a state. Instead, they’ve become a tool of the occupation.
World Briefing: Egypt: Apartment Building Collapses
25 Nov 2014 - An apartment building in Cairo collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 19 people as rescuers and neighbors frantically dug through rubble with their hands to find survivors, the authorities said.
Listening Post: For Former Embassy Hostages, a Special Interest in Iran Talks
25 Nov 2014 - For the 39 Americans still alive who were held captive in Tehran for 444 days from 1979 to 1981, there has been no financial compensation from Iran and financial deals to extend the nuclear talks add to their anguish.
White House Memo: Hagel’s Departure Bears Little Likeness to Rumsfeld’s Removal
25 Nov 2014 - Despite similar timing, after a disastrous midterm election, the exit of President Obama’s defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, did not represent the same kind of shift in policy that Donald H. Rumsfeld’s departure did.
U.S.-Led Raid Frees 8 Qaeda Hostages From a Yemeni Cave
25 Nov 2014 - The freed captives were six Yemeni citizens, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, who were unharmed, Yemeni officials said in a statement.
World Briefing: Syria: Scores Are Killed in Airstrikes by Government on Islamic State’s Base
25 Nov 2014 - Syrian government warplanes killed at least 60 people Tuesday in airstrikes on Raqqa in northeastern Syria, the de facto capital of the Islamic State, activists said.
News Analysis: Mistrust Threatens Delicate Balance at a Sacred Site in Jerusalem
25 Nov 2014 - A site in the Old City of Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, has been a flash point since the advent of modern Zionism.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Widow of slain rabbi blames internal haredi discord for Jerusalem synagogue terror attack
26 Nov 2014 - Rabbi Mosheh Twersky widow Bashi says dispute had become increasingly acrimonious over the last year in particular.
British town council votes to ban all Israeli goods, in defiance of Labor policy
26 Nov 2014 - Leicester is the UK’s 10th largest city; other local councils in Britain may well follow suit.
Orthodox leaders condemn US rabbi for anti-Arab rhetoric
26 Nov 2014 - Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck, New Jersey said after synagogue terror attack that Israeli Arabs were enemies.
Infant mortality rates higher in Arab population
26 Nov 2014 - A recent Health Ministry report reveals that infant mortality rates remain higher in Arab population, despite overall decline.
5th annual Hullegeb Festival celebrates Ethiopian culture
26 Nov 2014 - A festival reflecting the depth and variety of Ethiopian culture is expected to take place December 4-11 in Jerusalem.
A man of leisure
26 Nov 2014 - The Haifa City Museum presents a new exhibit of the photography of Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz, who traveled widely in Palestine between the years 1932 -1935
Knesset holds heated debate over Tel Aviv ‘Nakba’ film festival
26 Nov 2014 - MK Alex Miller: ‘We have to stop being suckers and stop funding those who want to destroy us’
Edelstein tells police chief not to stop MKs from ascending Temple Mount
26 Nov 2014 - "Despite the tension in and out of Jerusalem, I think such statements are grave and unfit to be said by a police inspector general against publicly elected representatives," Knesset speaker says.
IDF official: 3 months after Gaza war Hamas still rehabilitating military hierarchy
26 Nov 2014 - Drone company commander tells ‘Post’ terror group will need years to rebuild.
ISIS says its flag will wave over Jerusalem, even if the Jews don't like it
26 Nov 2014 - Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam's holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome.
Histadrut set to hold general strike December 7 as minimum wage talks stall
26 Nov 2014 - The Histadrut has campaigned on raising the minimum wage from NIS 4,300 a month to NIS 5,300 a month.
US haredim seek to share kollels’ ‘burden’
26 Nov 2014 - Ultra-orthodox in the US run ads in local papers, encouraging donations to the 'Adopt-A-Kollel' initiative.
Israel enters the world of pro cycling
26 Nov 2014 - Multi-national team from Eastern Europe – featuring five Israelis – will begin international competition in January
EU Representative: Time running short on Gaza reconstruction
26 Nov 2014 - Fear that materials fall into the hands of Hamas holds up movement of sufficient cement and building equipment from Israel into Gaza, delaying reconstruction efforts.
Netanyahu: There is an effort to undermine the Jews' right to their own state
26 Nov 2014 - Prime minister defends "Jewish state bill" during stormy Knesset plenum discussion in which MKs shout at him.
South Africa's Zuma welcomes Abbas, says Israeli settlements undermining 2-state solution
26 Nov 2014 - Abbas says South Africa's success in building an independent state can serve as an inspiration to the Palestinians.
Jerusalem Post News: November 26, 2014
26 Nov 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Putting children first
26 Nov 2014 - Did you marry only for love or to build a family with the person you love?
Polish town plans to turn Jewish cemetery into apartment complex
26 Nov 2014 - The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, have protested the plan.
Smartphones are keeping your children awake
26 Nov 2014 - Use of smartphones and social media by children leads to lack of sleep and over-exhaustion, new study says.
Bill banning free plastic bags to be shelved
26 Nov 2014 - MK Miri Regev: Legislation is "complex" and "will not exit the committee the same way it came in."
Iranian Police: 200,000 people in the country are alcoholics
26 Nov 2014 - Selling, buying and consuming alcohol in the Islamic Republic is strictly forbidden and can come with a penalty of 80 lashes.
Aharonovitch: It seems Arami's death was a terror attack
26 Nov 2014 - Aharonovitch's answer is not definitive and emphasizes that it is up to police and Shin Bet to determine the nature of Nathaniel Roi Arami's death.
Interior Ministry to deport Jerusalem synagogue terrorist's wife
26 Nov 2014 - "Ministry first has to change the law, and Supreme Court unlikely to do so," says east Jerusalem Portfolio head; Barkat: Temple Mount status quo must be maintained amid eroding security in capital.
  YNet News
 
UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp
26 Nov 2014 - ....
Boko Haram kills 20 villagers
26 Nov 2014 - ....
Bulgaria imam charged with terrorism incitement
26 Nov 2014 - ....
Chabad rabbis take 'world's largest selfie'
26 Nov 2014 - Some 2,000 emissaries gather for group shot at Hasidic movement's international conference in Brooklyn, using 5-meter-long stick to hold up lens. ....
Nationality law supporters see Arabs as a problem
26 Nov 2014 - Op-ed: The State of Israel conveys the message that there are those who are equal and those who are less equal. Now it wants to turn it into a law. ....
Spy balloons soar above Jerusalem
26 Nov 2014 - Police use surveillance blimps to monitor protests, raising concerns about privacy in Israeli capital.....
IDF chief: We must secure the periphery
26 Nov 2014 - Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz warns Hamas sees Gaza border communities as weak points, must be strengthened for future conflict. ....
Yes to freedom of expression, no to freedom of incitement
26 Nov 2014 - Op-ed: Even if it is allegedly permitted to curse Arabs or call for Israel's destruction, it must not be done with state's support or at its expense. ....
Mayor investigated over sexual harassment claim
26 Nov 2014 - Woman files complaint against top city official while police search for evidence; municipality employees corroborate account of harassment. ....
Egypt court sentences 78 minors to prison over protests
26 Nov 2014 - ....
European Union says time running out to reconstruct Gaza
26 Nov 2014 - ....
Israel will still have a friend in the Pentagon
26 Nov 2014 - Analysis: No matter who replaces Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, the policy dictated by Obama – that the US is committed to Israel's security – will remain unchanged. ....
Iran's Jews find greater acceptance under Rohani
26 Nov 2014 - Hundreds take part in Yazd pilgrimage, praise shift in Iranian leadership: 'The government has listened to our grievances and requests - under Ahmadinejad, they fell on deaf ears.' ....
IDF changes facial hair regulations for religious troops
26 Nov 2014 - Following imprisonment of soldier from Hasidic family who refused to remove his beard for religious reasons, army says even senior commanders will not be permitted to reject shaving exemptions. ....
Shoes of Holocaust victims stolen in Poland
25 Nov 2014 - Eight pairs of shoes taken from Majdanek concentration camp museum; police launch investigation. ....
Al-Sisi's peace plan
25 Nov 2014 - Analysis: The general-turned-president would like to send Egyptian forces into the West Bank and Gaza, as a temporary measure until Israel and the Palestinians strike a peace deal; as tempting as it sounds, Israel would do well to be cautious for now. ....
Abbas' book reveals: The 'Nazi-Zionist plot' of the Holocaust
25 Nov 2014 - In 1982 doctorate, Palestinian president not only doubts existence of gas chambers, number of Jews perished, he also accuses Zionist movement of secretly colluding with the Nazis and supporting the genocide of the Jews of Europe. ....
 

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