"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
Send Vermont to the Gaza Freedom March
Events: July 14: VTJP Meeting
  International Middle East Media Center
Further Settler Attacks in Hebron and Qalqilia
Israeli settlers, on Thursday, attempted to kidnap a Palestinian minor to the south of Hebron, while others attacked a car shop and its owner in Qalqilia, according to security sources. ...
US to Provide 3,000 "Smart Bombs" for Israel
The United States Department of Defense has announced that it will supply the Israeli air force with 3,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guided_bomb (precision-guided munitions designed to achieve greater accuracy). ...
Israel Takes Record for World's Youngest Prisoner, 11 Months Old
11-month-old Balqis Ghawadra became the youngest prisoner in the world, after visiting her father in Eshel Israeli prison, occupied Beer Sheva. ...
UNRWA: Severe Flooding in Gaza, State of Emergency Declared
Israel allows 300 trucks through Karam Abu Salem UN Palestinian refugee agency http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=unrwa&button=Search+%3E%3E declared, on Thursday, a state of emergency in Gaza City, due to massive rains and flooding. ...
Soldiers Kidnap 15 Palestinians In West Bank, Jerusalem
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to a number of interrogation and detention centers. Settlers attack a Palestinian near Jenin. ...
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. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
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.'
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
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...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
Pope urges help for Syria refugees
BBC 28 Nov 2014 - Pope Francis highlights the plight of refugees from Syria and Iraq, and condemns extremism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
Lieberman unveils racist peace plan: Pay Palestinians to leave Israel
Mondoweiss 28 Nov 2014 - The latest shocker, reported  in Haaretz . Maybe the New York Times will cover this before long, and lament its beloved Israeli democracy for even permitting such discussion. By a leading government minister who seeks to be Prime Minister. Barak Ravid reports: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on...
The US diplomats try 'digital jihad'
BBC 28 Nov 2014 - US state department wages digital war on Islamic State
VIDEO: Dancing woman flouts Iranian rules
BBC 28 Nov 2014 - An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.
Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects
BBC 28 Nov 2014 - Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.
Will Qatar's new media venture silence suspicions?
BBC 28 Nov 2014 - Why Qatar's latest TV network is concerning Arab states
Shin Bet Secretly Arrests Foreign National on Sensitive Security Charges
Tikun Olam 28 Nov 2014 - In recent days, Israel’s secret police, the Shin Bet, secretly arrested a foreign national for unspecified security breaches.  My Israeli source reveals: The suspect is  Adam L. , and he is not an “Arab.” Given his first name, I assume that he is a westerner.  The case...
Thanksgiving: The perfect holiday to ruin with politics
Mondoweiss 27 Nov 2014 -  Links Alcatraz Island annual Sun Rise Gathering (Unthanksgiving Day) Ramzy Baroud: A People’s History of Thanksgiving US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:  Standing Against Apartheid Resources Jewish Voice for Peace: Israel/Palestine 101
#JusticeForMikeBrown: NFL star Reggie Bush connects Ferguson to Palestine
Mondoweiss 27 Nov 2014 - Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush posted a photo of Palestinian photo-journalist Hamde Abu Rahma  on his Instagram page 2 days ago. Abu Rahma held a sign reading “The Palestinian people know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity #Ferguson #Justice.” Reggie...
Israel sent Palestinian Authority letter to ‘stop incitement’ over bus driver’s death
Mondoweiss 27 Nov 2014 - When news broke of a Palestinian bus driver’s body found hanging by a metal cord in the rear of an Israeli bus in a West Jerusalem parking lot, two separate narratives developed. The death came in the midst of a bitter pattern of attacks on Israeli and...
Israeli occupation stoking ‘holy war’ in Jerusalem
Mondoweiss 27 Nov 2014 - Relations between Israelis and Palestinians have descended into a dangerous melee of tit-for-tat attacks and killings, with the violence of the past few weeks centred on Jerusalem. The city, claimed by Israel as its “undivided capital”, has been torn apart by clashes between Israeli police and...
Arabic tarab loses its ‘Shahroura:’ We won’t cry, Sabah
Al-Akhbar Opinion 27 Nov 2014 - A file picture dated 1974 shows late Lebanese diva Sabah during rehearsals for her musical play "Sitt al-Kil" in Beirut's Starco theatre. AFP / Archives A file picture dated 1974 shows late Lebanese diva Sabah during rehearsals for her musical play "Sitt al-Kil" in Beirut's Starco theatre....
Israeli FM proposes bribes for 1948 Palestinians to leave Occupied Palestine
Al-Akhbar News 28 Nov 2014 - A Palestinian boy is seen during a protest against Israeli security's raids in al-Ram district of Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Anadolu / Issam Rimawi Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Palestinians with Israeli citizenship be offered financial incentives to leave Occupied Palestine and...
Egypt security forces clash with protesters, kill two
Al-Akhbar News 28 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 Updated at 3:40 pm (GMT +2): Two people were killed...
Lebanese police faces off protesting families of kidnapped soldiers
Al-Akhbar News 28 Nov 2014 - Updated at 4:55 pm (GMT+2): Families of a group of abducted Lebanese soldiers faced off riot police Friday after the latter reopened a Beirut road they had been blocking, state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported. Sitting with their legs crossed in the middle of the highway...
Distinguished Lebanese poet Said Akl dies at 102
Al-Akhbar News 28 Nov 2014 - A file photo of Lebanese poet Said Akl, taken in October 2010. Al-Akhbar / Marwan Bou Haidar Renowned Lebanese poet and writer Said Akl passed away on Friday morning at the age of 102. Akl was born in 1912 in the eastern town of Zahleh, and quit...
Israel releases detained 9-month-old and two-year-old Palestinian children
Al-Akhbar News 28 Nov 2014 - Israel on Thursday afternoon released nine-month-old Balqis Ghawadra and two-year-old Baraa Ghawadra who were detained by authorities the day before during a visit to see their jailed father. Executive director of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) Abdullah al-Zaghari said the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem transferred...
Amnesty slams Egypt's 'unlawful evictions' in Rafah
Al-Akhbar News 28 Nov 2014 - Smoke rises after a house was blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah near the border with southern Gaza Strip on November 20,2014 to enlarge the buffer zone. Anadolu / Abed Rahim Khatib Smoke rises after a house...
Understanding the US’ violent response to indignation over Ferguson
Al-Akhbar Series and Features 27 Nov 2014 - National Guard troops assist police in arresting demonstrators during a protest in front of the police station on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests erupted again across the US after the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case. Brown, an 18-year-old...
Lebanon’s war on ‘hashish’ indistinguishable from war on the poor
Al-Akhbar Politics 27 Nov 2014 - A cannabis farmer in the Bekaa Valley prays as Lebanese army men come to destroy his harvest. Al-Akhbar/Rameh Hamieh A cannabis farmer in the Bekaa Valley prays as Lebanese army men come to destroy his harvest. Al-Akhbar/Rameh Hamieh The cultivation of cannabis is popular in specific...
Kurds vs. ISIS: Who is defending Kirkuk’s frontline?
Al-Akhbar Politics 27 Nov 2014 - Peshmerga forces deploy to repel any possible ISIS attacks from Mekteb and Halid regions in Kirkuk, Iraq on November 26, 2014. Anadolu Agency/Ali Mukarrem Garip Peshmerga forces deploy to repel any possible ISIS attacks from Mekteb and Halid regions in Kirkuk, Iraq on November 26, 2014....
Rafah border crossing victim of marred Egypt-Hamas ties
Al-Akhbar Politics 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...
Egypt’s al-Sisi kicks off first tour of Europe
Al-Akhbar Politics 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...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 27 Nov 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 27 Nov 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 27 Nov 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 27 Nov 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 27 Nov 2014 -
Eyeing Deadline, France To Back Palestinian State If Peace Talks Fail
The Foward Breaking News 28 Nov 2014 - France warned on Friday it would recognize a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed. Click here for the rest of the article...
Offer Israeli Arabs Money To Move to Palestinian State: Lieberman
The Foward Breaking News 28 Nov 2014 - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has proposed that Arab citizens of Israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country and relocate to a future Palestinian state. Click here for the rest of the article...
Peres: Nation-State Bill Risks Religious Conflagration
The Foward Breaking News 28 Nov 2014 - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres criticized a bill proclaiming Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. Click here for the rest of the article...
Floods Cause Emergency in War-Battered Gaza
The Foward Breaking News 28 Nov 2014 - The U.N. agency aiding Palestinians declared an emergency in the city of Gaza following flooding. Click here for the rest of the article...
Conservative Rabbinic Students Barred From Knesset Prayers
The Foward Breaking News 27 Nov 2014 - American rabbinical students from the Conservative movement studying in Israel were prevented from holding afternoon prayers in the Knesset synagogue. Click here for the rest of the article...
Swiss Museum Publishes List of 'Nazi' Art Trove
The Foward Breaking News 27 Nov 2014 - A Swiss museum published a list on Thursday of all the art found in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. Click here for the rest of the article...
Lesson from Ferguson
The Forward Editorial 27 Nov 2014 - EDITORIAL: In the wake of the violence in Ferguson the saddest lesson might be how little difference it makes that we have a black president. Click here for the rest of the article...
Can Women Make Up 50% of Israel's Coders By 2024?
The Forward New 28 Nov 2014 - Shecodes, a network of 4,000 women programmers, has a dream — that in a decade from now 50 percent of Israelis who code will be female. Click here for the rest of the article...
Exactly One Jewish Group Supports the Keystone Pipeline. Others Stay Quiet.
The Forward New 27 Nov 2014 - Debate over the Keystone Pipeline has exposed differing Jewish communal priorities. Should we focus on national security, or on the battle against climate change? Click here for the rest of the article...
Algeria: Merzak Alouache's "Harragas" At 1st Bahrain Film Days
allAfrica.com 27 Nov 2014 - [Algerie Presse Service]Manama -"Harragas" (Illegal Immigrants), a film by Algerian filmmaker Merzak Allouache, will participate in the 1st Bahrain Film Days which will take place in Manama from 26 to 30 November, said the event's organizers.
Nigeria: Fresh Vista for Hajj Operation Through Orderly, Timely Airlift of Pilgrims
allAfrica.com 28 Nov 2014 - [Guardian]With the effective handling of the airlift of pilgrims to and fro the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) may have discovered a right formula for ensuring a hitch-free operation for Nigerian pilgrims writes KABIR ALABI GARBA who covered the spiritual...
South Africa: Woolworths to BDS - Go Talk to the Government
allAfrica.com 28 Nov 2014 - [The Daily Vox]The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa movement (BDS-SA) is working hard to strengthen the boycott against Woolworths, but the retailer says it has no plans to quit doing business with Israel, because it is allowed by government.
Algeria: Iranian Nuclear Issue - Algeria Hails Group 5+1, Iran Decision to Extend Negotiations
allAfrica.com 27 Nov 2014 - [Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria hailed the decision of Group "5+1" and Iran, on Monday in Vienna, to make a seven-month extension to negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue.
Algeria: President Bouteflika Underlines Algeria's "Consistent" position in Favour of Palestinian People
allAfrica.com 27 Nov 2014 - [Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika underlined Algeria's "consistent" position in favour of the Palestinian people and its legitimate rights notably "the right to establish an independent and sovereign State within 4 June 1967 frontiers with al-Quds as capital."
Seychelles: Mahé - Abu Dhabi Connectivity to Increase With Additional Flights By Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways
allAfrica.com 27 Nov 2014 - [Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -As of next Monday December 1, the Seychelles national airline Air Seychelles and its UAE based strategic partner Etihad Airways will be operating a total of three additional flights per week between Abu Dhabi and the main Seychelles island of Mahé.
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.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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...
Israel’s Hannibal Directive
Sabbah report 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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
Israel detains mother, 2 children while visiting jailed husband
11/27/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday detained a Palestinian woman and her two infant children during a visit to her jailed husband, a prisoner rights group said. Nidal Ghannam al-Ghawadra, from Jenin, and her two children, 9-month-old daughter Balqis...
UNRWA declares state of emergency in Gaza amid severe flooding
11/27/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA on Thursday evening declared a state of emergency in Gaza City amid massive rains that have shut down normal life in parts of the besieged coastal enclave's largest...
Israel fires shell at eastern Gaza after shots hit army vehicle
11/27/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired a tank shell at eastern Gaza on Thursday after shots hit an army vehicle patrolling the border area, Israel's army said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said shots were fired at an Israeli army...
Israeli court freezes demolitions of Jerusalem attack suspect homes
11/27/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli Supreme Court decided to freeze demolition orders against the homes of two East Jerusalem Palestinians suspected of killing five men in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue until a verdict on the families' appeals are...
Israel releases 2 infants detained with mother on jail visit
11/27/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel on Thursday afternoon released two infants who were detained by authorities after accompanying their mother on a visit to see their father in an Israeli jail. Executive director of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society Abdullah al-Zghari...
Shin Bet: Attack on Jerusalem stadium thwarted
11/27/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli security services on Thursday claimed that they had thwarted a planned attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Jerusalem's biggest football stadium, arresting 30 suspected militants commanded from Turkey. The 30 suspects, reportedly members of a West...
Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinian youths in East Jerusalem
11/27/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained five Palestinians overnight Wednesday in dawn raids in East Jerusalem, a prisoner rights group said. Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer who works for Addameer, told Ma'an that Muhammad Uweisat and his brother Ahmad were...
Egypt opens Rafah crossing for second day
11/27/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities kept the Rafah border with Gaza open for the second consecutive day on Thursday to allow thousands of Palestinians stranded in Egypt to return. On Wednesday, over 250 Palestinians were able to return to Gaza...
Hamas: UN amends Gaza reconstruction plan after talks
11/27/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A senior Hamas official claimed Thursday that the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has amended a reconstruction plan for Gaza after a request by Hamas officials. Senior official Mousa Abu Marzouq said Wednesday...
EU urges Israelis, Palestinians to resume direct talks
11/27/2014 - STRASBOURG, France (AFP) -- New EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini called on Israelis and the Palestinians Wednesday to resume direct peace talks, as the European Parliament debated whether to recognize a Palestinian state. MEPs will hold a symbolic vote in December, following...
Turkish plan for Jenin industrial zone moves forward
11/27/2014 - ANKARA (Ma'an) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Economy Mohamad Mustafa on Wednesday arrived in Turkey for a two-day working visit, a highlight of which includes finalizing a Turkish plan to build an industrial zone in Jenin. Mustafa signed...
Officials: Rafah crossing only open for '4 hours'
11/27/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Rafah crossing is operating at limited capacity, causing delays and overcrowding as Palestinians attempt to return to Gaza after being stranded abroad. Only two buses of passengers were allowed to enter Gaza on Thursday as the...
Palestinian students tour US, building solidarity with local movements
11/27/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- 10 Palestinian students returned to the West Bank this week from a tour of more than 40 colleges across the United States where they spoke about the challenges facing Palestinians in their quests to achieve their right to...
Hebron teen murderer sentenced to life in jail by PA court
11/27/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian Authority court in Hebron on Thursday sentenced a man from al-Samu to life imprisonment and penal labor for murder and attempted murder. Jurors found Adnan Salamin, 22, guilty of murdering Safaa Salamin, 18, and sexually assaulting...
Palestinian products exhibited at international Istanbul event
11/27/2014 - ISTANBUL (Ma'an) -- Over 30 Palestinian companies exhibited a range of products at the 18th International Business Forum held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Wednesday. Ma'an delegate Karim Asakra said that Palestinian companies exhibited a wide range...
  The Guardian
Gaza hit by heavy rains and flooding - video
27 Nov 2014 - Gaza streets and vehicles are submerged in rain water on Thursday as the region was hit by flooding, triggered by heavy rains. Residents wade...
This bill strikes at Israel’s heart, where Judaism and democracy combine | Reuven Rivlin
27 Nov 2014 - In a landmark speech, the president of Israel warns of the dangers of a proposed law that would place Jewishness before democracy The headline...
  Daily Star
What's on this weekend in Beirut?
28 Nov 2014 A look at the cultural agenda around Beirut and Lebanon for this weekend.
Nusra: Lebanon has 8 hours to release female prisoner before hostage execution
28 Nov 2014 Nusra: Lebanon has 8 hours to release female prisoner before hostage execution
Offer Israeli Arabs money to move to Palestinian state: Lieberman
28 Nov 2014 Lieberman proposed on Friday that Arab citizens of Israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country and relocate to a future Palestinian state.
Piece of Lebanon foreign ministry ceiling breaks off
28 Nov 2014 A piece of the ceiling of the second floor of Beirut's Bustros Palace breaks off, leaving a hole in the roof of the historic building housing Lebanon’s foreign ministry.
New Israeli party born amid talk of early election
28 Nov 2014 A popular former minister in Israel has announced a comeback at the head of a new party amid speculation Netanyahu is about to call early elections.
Two officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt
28 Nov 2014 Two senior Egyptian army officers are killed as security forces arrest more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.
French parliament debates recognizing Palestine
28 Nov 2014 French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace.
Syria denies targeting civilians, tells US to criticize militants
28 Nov 2014 Syria rejected as "fabricated" U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with airstrikes and says Washington would do better to criticise hardline ISIS militants who have killed American citizens.
  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
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.
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.
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.
Many feared dead in Nigeria mosque blasts
11/28/2014 - At least two cars blow up outside central mosque in city of Kano as residents gathered for Friday prayers.
Four dead in Egypt anti-government protest
11/28/2014 - Thousands rally in Cairo heeding to call by Salafist Front, as two senior army officers are killed by unknown gunmen.
Austria arrests for recruiting Syria fighters
11/28/2014 - Thirteen suspects arrested in raids on homes, prayer rooms and mosques for trying to recruit fighters.
Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave
11/28/2014 - Avigdor Lieberman says he favours providing economic incentives for Arab-Israelis to leave the country.
France to recognise Palestine if talks fail
11/28/2014 - Foreign minister sets two-year deadline to break impasse as MPs debate motion to recognise Palestine.
Pope Francis begins Turkey visit
11/28/2014 - Plight of Christian communities throughout Middle East expected to figure prominently in talks in Ankara and Istanbul.
Polls open in Namibia elections
11/28/2014 - Governing SWAPO expected to retain dominance in politically stable, mineral-rich nation blighted by high poverty.
Nepal's mass animal slaughter under way
11/28/2014 - World's biggest sacrifice of animals at any one site kicks off in village despite protests from animal rights activists.
  New York Times
Syrian Hackers Infiltrate Business Site, Affecting Other Websites
27 Nov 2014 - Gigya, an American company that helps connect more than 700 businesses with customers through social media, says a Syrian group hacked its web address.
Israel Says Hamas Ring Plotted West Bank Attacks
27 Nov 2014 - The Shin Bet security agency says it broke up a network of operatives that sought to provoke a heavy-handed response from Israel in the West Bank that would undermine the Palestinian Authority there.
Conflicting Policies on Syria and Islamic State Erode U.S. Standing in Mideast
27 Nov 2014 - There is a broad sense on all sides that President Obama’s policies on Syria and the Islamic State remain contradictory.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Backs Further Nuclear Talks
27 Nov 2014 - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s opinion is crucial, as he has the final say over a potential deal.
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.
  Jerusalem Post
Thanksgiving for lone soldiers: Serving to Turkey to those who serve Israel
28 Nov 2014 - Dozens of IDF lone soldiers attend traditional Thanksgiving feast hosted by AJC in show of appreciation for the troops.
Liberman proposes using monetary incentives for Israeli Arab to move to future Palestinian state
28 Nov 2014 - FM makes proposals in updated version of Israel Beytenu platform on party's website.
French FM: Paris will recognize Palestinian state if peace efforts fail
28 Nov 2014 - Laurent Fabius says Paris working with partners on a "final" diplomatic push to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians.
Soccer bigwig named as suspect who ran over police officer, fled scene nude
28 Nov 2014 - Tel Aviv court extends remand of Ofer Tzabari until Sunday as reasonable evidence of suspicion reportedly found.
Syria denies targeting civilians, tells US better to criticize ISIS
28 Nov 2014 - US State Department said it was "horrified" by Syrian government bombings in Raqqa province.
South African Jewish leaders fete Abbas in Pretoria
28 Nov 2014 - PA president meets with South African Jewish Board of Deputies before meeting with country's BDS movement.
Possible stabbing attack thwarted: Palestinian girl with knife arrested in Hebron
28 Nov 2014 - Police say initial investigations indicate that youth had planned to stab security personnel.
Analysis: Middle Eastern states struggle to maintain current order and control of territory
27 Nov 2014 - Regional expert: The main impetus for Mideast developments is indigenous rather than external.
Turkey establishing industrial zone in West Bank
27 Nov 2014 - Erdogan: Foreigners love oil, gold, diamonds, and cheap labor of Islamic world. They like the quarrels of the Middle East. Believe me, they don’t like us.
IDF's chief rabbi: Temple Mount is of no religious significance to Islam
27 Nov 2014 - Brig.-Gen. Rafi Peretz says: "Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran even once"; Representatives in his office say, "His words were taken out of context and do not reflect his stance on the matter."
Paris trial of Lee Zeitouni’s killers adjourned after defense attorney attacked
27 Nov 2014 - The two Frenchmen who killed Zeitouni in a hit-and-run in 2011 get trial suspended until Wednesday.
Israel slams Ankara: This is no way for a NATO state to act
27 Nov 2014 - Shin Bet uncovers Hamas cell in West Bank with ties to Turkey, replacing Syria as its new center for overseas operations.
Meet the ambassador: Flying high
27 Nov 2014 - Ahead of The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, the Post's Greer Fay Cashman is meeting some of the leading foreign ambassadors currently serving in Israel.
Birthright Israel cuts ties with New Israel Fund
27 Nov 2014 - NIF trips "cut," a result of the break between the organizations.
Majority expected to support bill dispersing Knesset
27 Nov 2014 - Poll finds Right would win 76 seats in election; Livni’s party could be erased.
Israel accuses UN investigators of turning blind eye to terrorism
27 Nov 2014 - A New York UN-team is slated to arrive next week to probe the shelling of UNRWA schools in Gaza.
Happy Black Friday!
27 Nov 2014 - Most Israeli businesses, it seems, are not limiting sales to just one day.
UNRWA declares state of emergency in Gaza after torrential rains
27 Nov 2014 - Gaza lacks basic civil infrastructure, and an estimated 20,000 homes were destroyed or damaged this summer.
Three Egyptian security forces killed in Sinai
27 Nov 2014 - Security forces on high alert in Cairo over planned protests by Islamists on Friday.
Jerusalem Post News: November 27, 2014
27 Nov 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Housing Minister pushing to allow Gazans to work in Israel
27 Nov 2014 - 57,000 Palestinian workers employed in Israel today legally and 34,000 work in Israel illegally.
Shots fired from Gaza at IDF patrol, tanks return fire
27 Nov 2014 - No injuries reported, vehicle sustains damage.
Beet basics
27 Nov 2014 - Borscht was the way beets appeared on our table when I was growing up; When we lived in Paris, we learned from the French how tasty beets can be in salads.
Taiwan reaches out
27 Nov 2014 - With the future uncertain, the isolated island nation opens up to world media.
  YNet News
Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6
28 Nov 2014 - ....
Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq
28 Nov 2014 - ....
Jail term of over 4 years sought for German Islamic State suspect
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Army brigadier general shot dead in Cairo suburb, sources say
28 Nov 2014 - ....
Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest
28 Nov 2014 - ....
Living side by side in Jerusalem
28 Nov 2014 - Op-ed: Committing a sin and evil in the name of God, defending or glorifying it and rejoicing in the death of a Jew is the diametric opposite of the true spirit of Islam, writes Muslim author Adnan Oktar. ....
'It's hard to build peace; but living without peace is an absolute nightmare'
28 Nov 2014 - In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview, his first to the Israeli media, Pope Francis expresses his sadness at the Jerusalem synagogue attack and the lack of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, voices his hatred for anti-Semitism and talks of his fears for the Christian communities persecuted by the Islamic State. ....
MKs vote for religious sanctions against get refusers
27 Nov 2014 - Proposal to deprive divorce recalcitrants of religious conditions in prison, including residing in religious sections and receiving meals with a higher level of kashrut, passes preliminary reading at Knesset. ....
Pope: I fear an escalation in the Holy Land
27 Nov 2014 - Pope Francis is following with concern the events in Israel and warns of a religious war; 'I condemn all violence in the name of God,' he says. And in his first wide-ranging interview to the Israeli media, the pontiff appeals to Israelis and Palestinians to 'put an end to hatred.' ....
Israel's real top dog
27 Nov 2014 - Op-ed: The IDF chief is fully responsible for the lives of all of Israel's citizens – not the prime minister and not the defense minister; he's the one who defines the national mood, in particular the national fortitude on which the state exists. ....
Netanyahu's plan to stop terrorists, int'l criminals from entering Israel
27 Nov 2014 - Israel to set up database of personal information collected by airlines on passengers to help authorities identify suspicious people and prevent them from entering the country. ....
Egyptian journalist fanning the flames between Hamas and Fatah
27 Nov 2014 - Interview on Fatah-affiliated Palestinian state TV with Tawfik Okasha, who called on Israel to pound Gaza during the last war, causes uproar on social media in West Bank, Gaza after Okasha called Hamas 'brothers of Satan.' ....
This other Gaza
27 Nov 2014 - Op-ed: The Gaza that you never hear about on the news is creative and loves life as much as it can; its young residents dream of playing soccer in Europe and winning a Nobel Prize. ....
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. ....

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