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Palestinian Killed By Army Fire In Bethlehem
Several Palestinians Injured In Hebron Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man was killed, and another Palestinian was injured, by Israeli army fire, in Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. ...
At Least Five Killed On Wednesday in pre-Dawn Attacks Throughout Gaza
The Israeli army continued its bombardment and shelling of different areas in the densely populated Gaza Strip, killing at least five more Palestinians, and wounding several others. ...
List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/23
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 592 names have been confirmed. At least 4010 Injured. We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this, but we are still awaiting confirmation of some names. ...
Over 50 Mosques Targeted Since Beginning of Gaza Offensive
Israel has now destroyed or seriously damaged more than 50 mosques since its assault on Gaza began, according to undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments in Gaza, Hassan al-Saifi. ...
ANC Calls Israeli Ambassador to Leave South Africa
Following nationwide protests across South Africa against the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza (Israel has killed over 600 Palestinians including 150 children in the last 10 days) the African National Congress has called for the Israeli ambassador in South Africa to leave with immediate effect. ...
Wounded Man Killed by Israeli Sniper on Camera Identified
The injured young man who was shot dead on camera by an Israeli sniper two days ago has been identified as Salem Khalil Salem Shammaly, a 23-year-old resident of Shajiya. After Salem was murdered, the rescue team was unable to recover his body, which like so many others, remains among the rubble. ...
Mass Protests, General Strikes in West Bank
Multiple kidnappings and injuries, one killed At least 15 people have been abducted, and one killed, by West Bank forces since last night, as confrontations between Palestinian residents and both Israeli soldiers and settlers continue to ensue over the course of mass protests and general strikes in the region. ...
Israeli Aggression Continues To Claim Lives Of Dozens Of Palestinians
Israeli soldiers continued to fire missiles into densely populated areas in different parts of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, claiming the lives of dozens of residents, while scores of Palestinians have been wounded, some seriously. ...
Israel Rejects Bedouin Families' Bomb Shelter Request
Yesterday, Israel's high court ruled that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to its Bedouin citizens, following an incident in which a Bedouin man was killed and his family injured, by a rocket which hit his encampment on Saturday, ...
International Flights Suspended, "Security Concerns"
Media reports are now surfacing to declare that, upon talks between political officials and http://www.imemc.org/article/68564 -- who asserted his "hope and belief" that an end to the conflict in Gaza could be "very near" -- international airlines have ceased flights to and from Israel indefinitely, citing security concerns. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
LIVE UPDATES: 2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza on Tuesday evening
IDF death toll rises to 29; FAA places 24-hour ban on U.S. flights to Israel; many European airlines also suspend flights; sirens sound in south and central Israel, West Bank; EU calls for disarmament of Hamas, all terror groups in Gaza; UN chief urges Israel to exercise restraint; more than 600 Palestinians reported dead, 27 today.
Well-known Italian philosopher:'I’d like to shoot those bastard Zionists'
Gianni Vattimo says Europeans should raise money to buy Hamas better rockets.
Ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg to fly to Tel Aviv in solidarity with Israel, despite U.S. flights ban
Bloomberg urges FAA to permit U.S. airlines to fly to Israel, says restrictions hand Hamas 'undeserved victory.'
Operation Protective Edge: The IDF's fallen
Among the fallen include a lone soldier from the United States and a major who leaves a wife currently eight months pregnant.
Gaza, Israel deaths cannot be in vain
When the siren blared, I saw my children realize some of their neighbors wanted to kill them; Palestinian suffering is a hundred times worse. Can we really restrain our hate and retain our liberalism under fire?
UN Security Council to vote on resolution calling for immediate cease-fire in Gaza
Draft circulated by Jordan condemns 'all violence' and expresses 'grave concern' at civilian casualties inside Strip.
UN Human Rights Council expected to launch probe into alleged Israeli war crimes
Despite Israeli lobbying, Palestinians have managed to call for a vote on Wednesday on severe condemnation of IDF operation in Gaza.
IDF clipping wings of creators of rocket alert apps
Concern over reliability of info keeps army from cooperating with developer who invented app to alert citizens about rockets.
Israeli soldier whom Hamas says it captured is declared missing
The 21-year-old Golani sergeant was in a vehicle hit at the battle in Gaza’s Shujaiyeh neighborhood.
If Gideon Levy wants occupation to end, he must back Israel's right to self-defense
Without accepting the necessary evil of civilian casualties, Israel cannot afford to withdraw from the areas it occupies.
The road to a cease-fire goes through Cairo
An end to the war doesn't depend only on Israel and Hamas. Any solution must also take Egypt’s agenda into account.
Israel looks to Lebanon model for Gaza endgame
Doubting a cease-fire can be reached through Egypt's mediation, Israeli officials consider turning to UN Security Council.
Israelis may not be ready for a cease-fire in Gaza
Jerusalem afraid of public scorn should it accept a truce with Hamas before achieving enough in Gaza fighting to justify IDF losses, continuous rocket fire.
European Union: Hamas, other Gaza terror groups must disarm
28 foreign ministers of EU member states condemn rocket fire into Israel, call on Hamas to renounce violence.
Hamas’ threat to Israel’s airports threatens two-state solution
Israel is fighting for the entire civilized world against those who would shoot down civilian airliners, whereas Hamas’ rocket fire is condemning more Palestinians to death.
WATCH: CNN anchor recounts rerouting of Delta flight to Israel
John Vause says plane was an hour out of Tel Aviv when pilot announced it would be diverted to Paris out of an 'abundance of caution.'
For second time, UNRWA finds rockets in one of their Gaza schools
Last week, the UN agency found 20 rockets in a different educational facility.
Will the threat to Israel's only international airport be a game-changer?
Whether or not flights in and out of Israel are suspended for any length of time, the suspension of flights by several major air carriers is Hamas' first major achievement of this conflict.
Five must-read articles about terror tunnels from Gaza to Israel
Gili Cohen describes the elaborate design of the tunnels, while Amir Oren and Amos Harel try to figure out why Israel is only acting against terror tunnels now, after having allowed them to swell to such a monstrous threat.
Airlines suspend Israel flights over missile fears
FAA places 24-hour ban on U.S. flights to Israel; European airlines Air France, KLM, and Lufthansa also suspend flights.
Hamas wanted an Israel in mourning. Hamas got its wish
Much of Israel is in quiet mourning over an unthinkable possibility: That this horrible reality is the way things are going to be, off and on, forever.
UN’s Ban Ki-moon urges Israel to exercise restraint
Palestinians in Gaza are victims of the brutal Hamas regime, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in joint press conference with UN secretary-general.
French immigrant among IDF's fallen in Gaza
Staff Sgt. Jordan Bensemhoun, 22, who came to Israel from Lyon, France in 2008, will be buried Tuesday night.
U.S. dialogue camps for Israeli, Palestinian teens struggle through Gaza-Israel conflict
Challenging process is made even more so by events in at home.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
On the 15th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apa...
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  International Solidarity Movement
A story from Balata refugee camp
7/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Nablus team, Balata, Occupied Palestine - The Abu Leel family are refugees, who fled from Haifa to Balata refugee camp in Nablus in 1948. Asma Alshmeer gave birth to 10 healthy children, five of whom have been killed by the Israeli military. The...
Where will they go?
7/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Charlie Andreasson, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The attack has been going on for over two weeks. I was awakened early this morning by explosions that were so close that they shook the house. Then came a phone call, telling me that there was...
Wounded man killed by Israeli sniper on camera identified
7/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The injured young man who was shot dead on camera by an Israeli sniper two days ago has been identified as Salem Khalil Salem Shammaly, a 23-year-old resident of Shajiya. After Salem was murdered, the rescue team was...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 108480 23-jul-2014 02:52 ECT] Bloodbath in Gaza: Abnormal becomes normal
22 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2015 - As world powers watch the slaughter of Gaza s besieged population in deathly silence, ordinary people are shocked at the levels of barbarity displayed by Israel. Gruesome and grotesque to the extreme. Visuals in mainstream media...
[Uruknet 108479 23-jul-2014 01:12 ECT] Syria News - July 14 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - By the end of Monday, the coordination committees were able to document 39 martyrs including 4 women, 5 children and 2 martyrs under torture: 14 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 9 Damascus and its suburbs; 7...
[Uruknet 108478 22-jul-2014 23:52 ECT] Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: 162 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 137 Are Civilians, Including 34 Children and 28 Women, and 1,058 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 332 Children and 212 Women;
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 7th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,...
[Uruknet 108477 22-jul-2014 23:26 ECT] Russia, Saudi Arabia to Sign Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Deal
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement in the civilian nuclear cooperation, the head of Russia s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said on Sunday."Everything is ready, at the level of delegations everything has...
[Uruknet 108476 22-jul-2014 22:57 ECT] Iraqi Baath spokesman denies alliance with Islamic State
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Khodair al-Morshedi, the official spokesman for the Iraqi Baath Party and the secretary-general of the Islamic National Front of Iraq, comprising various armed factions, described the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of...
[Uruknet 108475 22-jul-2014 22:46 ECT] Andy Worthington: An Archive of Guantánamo Articles and Other Writing - Part 15, July to December 2013
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Over eight years ago, in March 2006, I began researching and writing about the Bush administration s "war on terror" prison at Guantánamo and the 779 men (and boys) held there since the prison opened in...
[Uruknet 108474 22-jul-2014 22:26 ECT] The Tribal Component of Iraq s Sunni Rebellion
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Following the Iraqi armed opposition s seizure of Mosul on June 10, and the subsequent capture of large areas of Ninewah, Salah al-Din and Ta mim governorates, several Iraqi organizations have proclaimed their role in the...
[Uruknet 108473 22-jul-2014 22:16 ECT] Nouri al-Maliki s up to his old tricks while the press remains silent
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014- Violence continues in Iraq today. All Iraq News notes the Iraqi Air Force bombed northern Iraq and killed 10 suspects, from the safety of the sky the military bombed what they hope were suspects in northern Tikrit...
[Uruknet 108472 22-jul-2014 20:53 ECT] Hamas: no cease-fire until siege of Gaza lifted
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - On the evening of July 10, Abu Abida, the spokesman for Hamas military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, asserted that a ground war offers an opportunity to free Israeli-held prisoners of war. The al-Qassam Brigades...
[Uruknet 108471 22-jul-2014 20:08 ECT] In response to Patrick Cockburn and Sir Richard Dearlove
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - In a recent article in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn made a number of wide and questionable assumptions relating to Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the recent crisis in Iraq.However, to...
[Uruknet 108470 22-jul-2014 16:55 ECT] Is Iraq s Maliki taking a page out of Assad s playbook?
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - As the Iraqi government struggles to contain a Sunni militant advance on Baghdad and hold the country together, more and more Iraqis are blaming Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki for their country s increasing resemblance to...
[Uruknet 108469 22-jul-2014 16:27 ECT] Israel Is Captive to Its Destructive Process
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Raul Hilberg in his monumental work "The Destruction of the European Jews" chronicled a process of repression that at first was "relatively mild" but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination...
[Uruknet 108467 22-jul-2014 16:07 ECT] Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - On the night of January 9, 2009, the Salha family were sleeping, and Gaza was under attack. They were woken by a loud bang at 3am: a missile, fired at the house, entered through the roof,...
[Uruknet 108466 22-jul-2014 15:37 ECT] A mother in Gaza
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014- When Israel launched operation Pillars of Clouds back in 2012, I was 8 month pregnant with Yasmeen. Yet, I knew very little, about the enormous emotional complexities of loving, raising, and protecting a child. From the anxiety...
[Uruknet 108465 22-jul-2014 14:31 ECT] Out to Kill: Israel s assault on Gaza is not to stop rocket fire
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014-....The data published on the Israeli Government and ITIC websites show time and again that attacks on Hamas members in the West Bank and Gaza produce an increase in rocket fire. Each time a wave of rocket fire...
[Uruknet 108464 22-jul-2014 13:01 ECT] We re Like Toys for Them : Young Gazans speak about Operation Protective Edge
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Ali al-Halabi just wanted to focus on learning French. He graduated high school this fall, and dreams of one day seeing the Eifel Tower for himself, but on his first day of French lessons the bombing...
[Uruknet 108463 22-jul-2014 12:47 ECT] Europe condemns civilian casualties in Gaza while procuring Israeli combat proven drones
22 Jul 2014 - July 24, 2014 - We know from the Israeli assaults on Gaza in Winter 2008-09 and November 2012 that armed drones will be playing a major role. Israeli drones fire Raphael made Spike missiles and bombs sometimes fitted with tungsten...
[Uruknet 108462 22-jul-2014 12:32 ECT] Iraqi religious authorities: the Quiet and the Outspoken
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014- ...Religious edicts (fatwas) by Sayyed Sistani given through his Media Spokesman throughout the years of occupation has led to the enhancement of the occupation s "political process". These fatwas gave the political process an air of the...
[Uruknet 108461 22-jul-2014 11:05 ECT] A handful of Israeli academics responds to call to condemn Gaza slaughter
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - As Israel s relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip claimed more Palestinian lives, Haim Bresheeth, a film scholar at SOAS, University of London, helped initiate an open letter to Israeli academics urging them to condemn the...
[Uruknet 108460 22-jul-2014 10:58 ECT] Israel student union sets up "war room" to sell Gaza massacre on Facebook
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - As the death toll from Israel s savage bombardment of Gaza continues to climb, Israel has once again turned to students to sell the slaughter online."Although they haven t been called up to the army yet,...
[Uruknet 108459 22-jul-2014 02:48 ECT] The overwhelming silence of Gaza s streets
21 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - ...In Gaza, we call our victims "martyrs," whether they intended to die or not. Some people in the West find this puzzling. We make no apology for doing so. We have always believed that those who...
[Uruknet 108458 22-jul-2014 02:41 ECT] Al-Hosni vows to prosecute Al-Maliki and Al-Sistani
21 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Close sources to the Iraqi Shia cleric Mahmoud Al-Sarkhi Al-Hosni confirmed that he is in good health and in a safe place, accusing the religious authority affiliated with cleric Ali Al-Sistani of being behind the attack...
[Uruknet 108457 22-jul-2014 02:31 ECT] Repetition and Death in the Colony: On the Israeli Attacks on Gaza
21 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - ...In short, war, peace and morality are united at the moment against the Palestinians quest for freedom. The war machine crushes Palestinian daily life as well as their actions of resistance. The peace process is conditioned...
[Uruknet 108456 22-jul-2014 02:28 ECT] Syria News - July 13 , 2014
21 Jul 2014 - July 13 , 2014 - By the end of Sunday, the coordination committees were able to document 76 martyrs, among them 10 children, 9 women, and a martyr under torture: 36 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 19 martyrs in Damascus and...
[Uruknet 108455 22-jul-2014 02:22 ECT] Life In Gaza Explained
21 Jul 2014 - July 13, 2014 - Gaza has been described as the world s largest open air prison. Israel s blockade of the Gaza Strip has had catastrophic results for average Palestinians living there. AJ+ s Dena Takruri looks at the unforgiving...
[Uruknet 108454 22-jul-2014 02:07 ECT] HRW s Pro-Israel Partisanship on Protective Edge
21 Jul 2014 - July 13, 2014 - The NYC-based organization Human Rights Watch, which has grown increasingly closer to the US government over the years, has sunk to a new low in the kneejerk response it published July 9, to Israel s deadly...
[Uruknet 108453 22-jul-2014 01:50 ECT] New Palestinian World Heritage Site Under Threat of Defacement
21 Jul 2014 - July 13, 2014- - The Palestinian village of Battir, just six kilometres southwest of Jerusalem and a similar distance from Bethlehem, is the latest to be trapped in the gap between international recognition and Israel s policies in the West...
[Uruknet 108452 22-jul-2014 01:47 ECT] Video: While the world watches Gaza, protests rage across the West Bank
21 Jul 2014 - July 13, 2014 - Palestinian youth gathered again for the ninth consecutive night near Rachel s Tomb on Bethlehem s Jerusalem-Hebron Road on Friday, June 11th. Clashes began on July 3rd in response to the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir...
[Uruknet 108451 22-jul-2014 01:43 ECT] International activists form human shield to protect El Wafa Hospital in Gaza City
21 Jul 2014 - July 13, 2014 - International activists are acting as a human shield on El Wafa Hospital in the Gaza Strip. The medical facility is the only rehabilitation center in the besieged Strip, and is currently housing fourteen patients in critical...
[Uruknet 108450 22-jul-2014 01:40 ECT] Israeli strike kills family having coffee
21 Jul 2014 - July 13, 2014 - In the early hours of July 9, Hafez Hamad, 37, was sitting in a small courtyard in front of his house, along with his wife, Suha, 31, his mother, Fawzia, 70, his brothers Ibrahim, 35, and...
Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM
BBC 23 Jul 2014 - The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.
Gaza War Day 16: Israel’s Defense Minister Ordered Use of Obsolete Armored Vehicle Leading to 7 Soldier Deaths
Tikun Olam 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli M-113 APN destroyed by anti-tank missile resulting in deaths of 7 IDF troops Israeli defense minister, Bogie Yaalon, has been locked in a major fiscal battle with Finance Minister Yair Lapid over funding for the IDF.  Lapid is desperately trying to cut ministerial budgets, while the IDF...
JVP condemns anti-semitic incidents
Jewish Voice for Peace 22 Jul 2014 - In these terrible days, JVP is heartened to see the massive growth in the global movement to demand justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel’s current assault, which has now left over 600 Palestinians dead, including 100 children. As a part of this movement, we...
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
BBC 22 Jul 2014 - Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq
BBC 22 Jul 2014 - A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters
BBC 22 Jul 2014 - Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
VIDEO: Can Middle East truce be reached?
BBC 22 Jul 2014 - High level diplomatic talks are taking place to try to end the violence between Israel and the Palestinians but so far with no breakthrough.
Watch: 9 Jewish activists arrested after occupying Friends of the Israel Defense Forces office
Mondoweiss 22 Jul 2014 - Nine Jewish activists protesting the Israeli assault on Gaza were arrested today after occupying the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) office in midtown Manhattan. The protesters, members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews Say No! (JSN), stood in the office for an...
Jewish activists arrested in civil disobedience action at Friends of the IDF offices in NYC protesting the assault on Gaza
Jewish Voice for Peace 22 Jul 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Donna Nevel 917-570-4371 ; denevel@gmail.com Jewish activists arrested in civil disobedience action at Friends of the IDF offices in NYC protesting the assault on Gaza Nine demonstrators were arrested today shortly after noon at the office of the Friends of the Israeli...
You are not Alone: To Palestinians on July 20, 2014
Mondoweiss 22 Jul 2014 - Protest in solidarity with Gaza, Chicago, IL July 20, 2014 (Photo: Bob Simpson/ Flickr ) The following was read at the Chicago Rally for Palestine on July 20, 2014. Police estimates put the crowd at over 10,000 people.  You are not Alone. To my friends, colleagues in Palestine and...
Arab reporters come under attack from Israelis
Mondoweiss 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli government is seeking to ban Al Jazeera from reporting in Israel because it’s a branch of a “terrorist organization.” Today Al Jazeera’s offices were attacked in Gaza. Israel denies they were targeted.  From the Guardian : Israel ‘s army...
‘Telegenically Dead’: Israel’s crumbling media war
Mondoweiss 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in Shuja’iyeh , Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the “telegenically dead” to further “their cause.” He added that for Hamas: “The...
US Jews occupy Israeli army support office in NY in civil disobedience action
Mondoweiss 22 Jul 2014 - Civil disobedience action today in New York at offices of Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces Update : Police have arrested at least eight Jewish demonstrators who were occupying the offices of the Friends of the Israeli army in New York. Here are bulletins from Alex Kane’s...
Gaza War, Day 15: 28 IDF Dead, Nearly 600 Palestinian Dead, Bibi Derides Hamas’ “Telegenic Dead”
Tikun Olam 22 Jul 2014 - The Gaza War, which began in blood, has turned into a gothic horror story.  Faced with a Hamas defense that is far more dynamic and lethal than during Cast Lead, the IDF has lost 28 soldiers, almost three times as many as were killed during the...
JVP and CodePink Disrupt CUFI Event to Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Deaths
Jewish Voice for Peace 21 Jul 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Onsite Press contacts: Seth Morrison, 703.271.0370 , sethmorrison30@gmail.com Medea Benjamin, 415.235.6517 medea.benjamin@gmail.com Jewish Voice for Peace & Code Pink Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Deaths: Disrupt Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer at Christians United for Israel (CUFI) “Night to Honor Israel” in Washington DC July...
Western standards of Palestinian resistance
Al-Akhbar Blogs 22 Jul 2014 - Yet again another Israeli assault on an Arab country exposes the biases and racism of Western governments, media, and human rights organizations. Human rights organizations, particularly Human Rights Watch, have become the most culpable because they now serve as a media/propaganda arm of the Israeli terrorist...
The dialectic of victory: how I learned to stop worrying and love the rocket
Al-Akhbar Opinion 22 Jul 2014 - An Israeli police man inspects a building in a Kibbutz near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 9, 2014, after it was hit and damaged by a rocket fired from Gaza. (Photo: AFP-Menahem Kahana) An Israeli police man inspects a building in a Kibbutz...
Invaders and the curse of memory
Al-Akhbar Opinion 21 Jul 2014 - Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah, late July 21, 2014, after Hamas' armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said it had captured an Israeli soldier during fighting in the Gaza Strip. (Photo: AFP-Abbas Momani) Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah,...
Israeli soldier shoots dead Palestinian at West Bank protest
Al-Akhbar News 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian man early Wednesday at the West Bank village of Hussan, Palestinian security sources told AFP. They named the man as Mahmud al-Hamamra, 32, and said he was shot in the chest while throwing rocks at occupation forces. Hamamra's killing...
Twenty-four European doctors denounce Israeli assault on Gaza
Al-Akhbar News 22 Jul 2014 - Two dozen European doctors who had previously worked in Gaza expressed their dismay in a leading medical journal Tuesday at the plight of the wounded and ill in the conflict. "Wounded and sick people cannot leave easily to get specialized treatment outside Gaza. Entries of food...
Israel shells Gaza school housing displaced Palestinians during UN inspection
Al-Akhbar News 22 Jul 2014 - A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said. The official said a team, with Israeli clearance, was at the school run by the UN...
Gaza conflict exposes France’s own struggles with xenophobia
Al-Akhbar News 22 Jul 2014 - A protesters hold a placard reading "We are all Palestinians" as he kneels on a giant Palestinian flag near the Barbes-Rochechouart aerial metro station prior to the departure of a demonstration, banned by French police, in Paris on July 19, 2014 to denounce Israel's military campaign...
In Homs’ northern countryside, civilians live under fire
Al-Akhbar News 22 Jul 2014 - Women work in the fields of Homs' countryside. (Photo: Archive) Women work in the fields of Homs' countryside. (Photo: Archive) There are no obstacles on the road leading to the village of Jabourin located on the demarcation line with Om Sharshouh, a village outside the control...
Roses for Gaza's martyrs and heroes
Al-Akhbar News 22 Jul 2014 - Since Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip started on July 8, 625 Palestinians have been martyred, 80 percent of whom are civilians. After the horrific al-Shujayeh massacre, people around the world marched and protested in solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza. Some rallies led to...
Tunisia’s youth express mixed feelings for upcoming elections
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Jul 2014 - Tunisian protesters wave a national flag shouting slogans during a demonstration against terrorism on July 18, 2014 in the capital Tunis, following an attack in the Mount Chaambi region. (Photo: AFP-Fethi Belaid) Tunisian protesters wave a national flag shouting slogans during a demonstration against terrorism on...
How the West Bank was domesticated
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at the entrance of Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia, on July 18, 2014, following a protest against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip. (Photo: AFP-Abbas Momani) Israeli soldiers take cover during...
In Gaza’s al-Shujayeh: ‘I just survived a massacre’
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Jul 2014 - A displaced mother from the Shejaiya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip cuddles her baby daughter at the UN school where she and others have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in their area, on July 21, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Marco Longari) A displaced mother from the Shejaiya...
Gaza: International Red Cross abandons residents during al-Shujayeh massacre
Al-Akhbar Politics 21 Jul 2014 - Displaced Palestinians from al-Shujayeh neighborhood in the Gaza Strip rest on makeshift beds at the UN school where they and others have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in their area, on July 21, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Marco Longari) Displaced Palestinians from al-Shujayeh neighborhood in...
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
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Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
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Which Side Has No One To Talk To?
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The Deceptive Style of Settlement Leader Dani Dayan
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Why J Street Pulled Out of Boston Pro-Israel Rally
The Foward Breaking News 22 Jul 2014 - reet withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns. Click here for the rest of the article...
Emergency Transfer Request Denied in Kosher Prison Food Case
The Foward Breaking News 22 Jul 2014 - A federal judge rejected a request by a Venezuelan Jewish detainee for an emergency transfer from an Alabama prison over complaints that it was not providing kosher meals. Click here for the rest of the article...
Rockets Found at Second United Nations School in Gaza
The Foward Breaking News 22 Jul 2014 - Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israeli Soldier Killed in 'Fire Exchange' in Gaza, Israel Defense Forces Confirm
The Foward Breaking News 22 Jul 2014 - An Israeli soldier was killed in a “fire exchange” in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces announced. Click here for the rest of the article...
Law Professor Dan Markel Killed by Gunshot to Head
The Foward Breaking News 22 Jul 2014 - Dan Markel died from a gunshot wound to the head, the Tallahassee Police Department announced Tuesday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Will Israel Re-Occupy Gaza?
The Foward Breaking News 22 Jul 2014 - Some Israeli leaders are calling for a cease-fire. But others argue that the only way to address the Hamas threat is to reoccupy Gaza. Click here for the rest of the article...
Don't Turn Them Away
The Forward Editorial 22 Jul 2014 - EDITORIAL: The crisis of thousands of immigrant children on America’s borders should demand from us a moral response. Click here for the rest of the article...
Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics? Click here for the rest of the article...
Tel Aviv Flight Bans Pile on Israel's Gaza War Economic Woes
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - The widening conflict in Israel forced most airlines to scrap flights Tuesday to Tel Aviv — dealing a major blow to Israel’s cash cow tourism industry. Click here for the rest of the article...
Alan Dershowitz Has No Plans To Keep Quiet in Retirement
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - Despite leaving Harvard after a 50-year teaching career, Alan Dershowitz says he isn’t slowing down. Click here for the rest of the article...
How Orthodox Agudah and Wal-Mart Money United To Back School Vouchers
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - Guess who is the largest donor to Agudath Israel? The Christian owners of Wal-Mart, who see the Orthodox umbrella group a key ally in their fight for education reforms. Click here for the rest of the article...
Max Steinberg's Jewish Journey From Los Angeles Suburb to Death in Gaza
The Forward New 21 Jul 2014 - The death of a 24-year-old Birthright graduate from Los Angeles has brought home the war in Gaza to the affluent community where he was raised. Click here for the rest of the article...
Americans College Students Try To Stay Chill in Israel War Zone
The Forward New 21 Jul 2014 - American exchange students are trying to have fun as usual despite the Mideast crisis erupting around them. It helps that their Israeli pals have seen it all before. Click here for the rest of the article...
South Africa: Zuma to Send Delegation to Israel Over Gaza Invasion
allAfrica.com 22 Jul 2014 - [SA Info]President Jacob Zuma is to send a delegation, led by former Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad, to Israel to convey South Africa's concerns over the mounting loss of civilian lives through Israel's invasion of the Gaza strip, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said...
Sudan: Sudan Denies Providing Rockets to Hamas
allAfrica.com 22 Jul 2014 - [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) Monday denied press reports claiming that the Sudanese army provides Palestinian fighters of Hamas movement with long range missiles used to shell the Jewish state.
Zimbabwe: Editorial Comment - Israeli Offensive On Gaza, Has World Lost Its Voice?
allAfrica.com 22 Jul 2014 - [The Herald]GAZA is on fire and the world is apparently nonplussed, at least judging by the reaction of the vocal Western rabble-rousers who are quick to take to the podium even upon receiving news of skirmishes between rival party supporters in places like Mufakose.
Tunisia: Tunisia Reiterates Condemnation of Continued Israeli Escalation in Gaza
allAfrica.com 22 Jul 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Tunisia reiterated its condemnation of the "ongoing massacre and flagrant violation of international humanitarian law committed by Israel and the cowardly attack on the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian people," calling to act urgently to engage the international community in providing protection to...
Zimbabwe: U.S, EU Condemned Over Gaza
allAfrica.com 22 Jul 2014 - [The Herald]The United States, the European Union and their Western media embeds have been slammed for their failure to condemn the killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli Defence Forces over the past two weeks.The silence, that was only broken by...
Egypt: Kerry, UN Secretary-General in Cairo
allAfrica.com 22 Jul 2014 - [State Department]Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
End the Assault on Gaza: URGENT CALL FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION 7-24-2014
Rachel Corrie Foundation 22 Jul 2014 - URGENT CALL FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION THURSDAY, JULY 24 END THE ASSAULT ON GAZA AND LIFT THE BLOCKADE  Please join us this Thursday, July 24, in this  urgent call to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza and end the 7-year siege that has made...
The Illusion of Self Defense
Arab American Institute 22 Jul 2014 - By Nadeem Istfan Summer Intern, 2014 The Israelis and Palestinians have entered another vicious cycle of violence in the name of �self-defense�. With over five hundred Palestinians killed and hundreds of rockets landed in Israel, a long-term peace agreement could not be further away.
Announcing the 2014 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards Recipients
Arab American Institute 21 Jul 2014 - The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) is delighted to announce that the 2014 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards have been awarded to Maisune Elhaija and Judy Mualem. Each year, AAIF awards outstanding students for their leadership and dedication to serving their communities.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 23 Jul 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 23 Jul 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 23 Jul 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 23 Jul 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 23 Jul 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 23 Jul 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...
Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 21 July 2014
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 21 July 2014, 1500 hrs The post: Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 21 July 2014 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Live Blog | Day 16 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine The post: Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
#GazaUnderAttack – Day 15 – Live Blog
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Live Blog | Day 15 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine The post: #GazaUnderAttack – Day 15 – Live Blog appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 19 & 20 July 2014
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 19 & 20 July 2014, 1500 hrs The post: Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 19 & 20 July 2014 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
#GazaUnderAttack – Day 14
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Day 14 | WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine The post: #GazaUnderAttack – Day 14 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
RAW: Al-Shujaiyah Massacre
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - This video shows bodies of all ages littering the streets of the Shujayea (Al-Shajaiyah) in Gaza, killed by Israeli terrorist bombardment. The post: RAW: Al-Shujaiyah Massacre appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - O n May 21, 2014, the US Campaign and a diverse group of organizations held a congressional briefing to raise awareness about Israel's discriminatio n against U.S. citizens. Below are the testimonies from the briefing. Yousef Munayyer - Part 1 Sandra Tamari - Part 2 Donna...
10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! July 9 We Divest Day of Action
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Mark your calendars! The We Divest Campaign has called for a national day of action on July 9, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling declaring Israel's wall on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal. Below are materials to...
12 States Participate in Free Cone Day!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - The following report back is by Mark Hage of member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel . The second annual Free Cone Day leafleting action at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on Tuesday, April 8, organized by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org),...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to the Triangle Area, Mar. 25-26
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting the Triangle Area Tuesday , March 25 and Wednesday, March...
  Ma'an News
Gaza death toll 'rises above 600'
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The death toll in Gaza rose above 600 on Tuesday as emergency teams pulled dead bodies from the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli strikes on the 15th day of the assault. The latest victims, whose bodies...
Over 50 Palestinians killed as Israeli assault continues
7/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- At least 50 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Tuesday as Israel's military assault entered its 15th day, bringing the total death toll to over 600 people since July 8. In Khan Younis, an Israeli airstrike...
Israel targets 50 mosques since start of Gaza offensive
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel has destroyed or severely damaged over 50 mosques since its assault on Gaza began, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments in Gaza, Hassan al-Saifi, said over 50 mosques have been targeted...
Security source: Israeli shoots Palestinian dead in W. Bank
7/22/2014 - RAMALLAH (AFP) -- An Israeli shot dead a Palestinian who had been throwing stones at his car north of Jerusalem in the West Bank, a Palestinian security source said late Monday. The security source named the fatality as Mahmoud Shawamreh, 21, of al-Ram...
Over 12 overnight killed as Israel continues targeting Gaza homes
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over a dozen Palestinians were killed overnight and early Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery targeted Palestinian homes in Gaza, as the major offensive continued for a 15th day. The latest Israeli airstrikes killed 26-year-old Haitham...
Israeli shelling kills 3 Palestinians in Tuffah area of Gaza City
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- At least three Palestinians died in the Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City after Israeli artillery targeted the area on Tuesday, a Palestinian health ministry spokesman said. Ashraf al-Qidra said the latest killings brought the number of Palestinians...
UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said. The official said a team, with Israeli clearance, was...
UN: More than 100,000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Monday the number of people seeking refuge with it in Gaza has soared to more than 100,000, two weeks into an Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave."This is a watershed moment...
Israeli airstrike kills 2 Palestinians in Khan Younis
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike killed two Palestinians in Khan Younis on Tuesday, as the overall death toll on the 15th day of Israel's offensive on Gaza neared 600. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said an airstrike...
13 Palestinians injured in clashes north of Jerusalem
7/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Thirteen Palestinians were injured late Monday in clashes with Israeli forces in al-Ram north of Jerusalem, a Ma'an reporter said. Youths threw rocks and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who shot live fire, rubber-coated bullets, and...
Palestinians in Israel clash with police over Gaza assault
7/22/2014 - NAZERETH, Israel (AFP) -- Palestinian citizens of Israel clashed with police in the northern city of Nazareth on Monday, police said, at the end of a protest against Israel's deadly military strikes in the Gaza Strip. The clashes came as Nazareth...
Medics: 5 Palestinians injured by live fire in Nablus clashes
7/22/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Five Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus early Tuesday, medical sources said. Medics told Ma'an that five young Palestinians were injured by live bullets fired by Israeli soldiers in Askar refugee camp...
Gaza girls flee shells in Shujaiyeh, killed in place deemed safer
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian couple from Shajaiyeh decided to leave their home several days ago and bring their family to central Gaza City, thinking it would be a safer place. However, four sisters from the family were killed when...
Gaza loses $3 billion since start of Israel offensive
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Gaza strip has sustained damages of roughly $3 billion since the start of the Israeli offensive, minister of national economy Mohammad Mustafa estimated Monday. Mustafa said in a statement that the role of his ministry has...
Army: 2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza
7/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Two Israeli soldiers were killed in combat in the Gaza Strip, the army said Tuesday, raising the number of troops killed in the 15-day conflict with Hamas to 27."Yesterday, Monday, two IDF (Israeli army) soldiers were killed during...
Israel identifies missing soldier
7/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The name of an Israeli soldier who was classified as missing on Tuesday has been identified by the Israeli army as Oron Shaul, two days after Hamas' armed wing announced the capture of a soldier. The Israeli...
Israel names missing soldier as Oron Shaul
7/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli army said Sunday that a soldier "whose identification process is yet to be completed" is named Oron Shaul, two days after Hamas' militant wing announced the capture of a soldier they said was named Shaul...
European carriers suspend flights to Israel
7/22/2014 - FRANKFURT (AFP) -- Major European carriers followed their US counterparts on Tuesday and suspended flights to Israel over security concerns amid the raging Gaza conflict. Air France said it was suspending service to Ben Gurion International Airport until further notice while Germany'...
Gaza paramedics 'brothers' bonded by horrors of war
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- At a dingy Gaza ambulance station, paramedics struggle to stay awake during 24-hour shifts that see them coming under fire and dealing with the deaths of civilians and even colleagues. The men describe themselves as a family, bonded...
Palestinians in Israel clash with police over Gaza assault
7/22/2014 - NAZARETH, Israel (AFP) -- Palestinian citizens of Israel clashed with police in the northern city of Nazareth on Monday, police said, at the end of a protest against Israel's deadly military strikes in the Gaza Strip. The clashes came as Nazareth...
Israeli forces arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank overnight
7/22/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested 16 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight, locals and the Israeli army said Tuesday. Locals said Israeli forces raided the home of Husam al-Qawasmeh in the village of Bani Naim east of Hebron and detained...
Kerry arrives in Egypt for Gaza truce push
7/22/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Monday to throw his weight behind efforts to secure a ceasefire in neighboring Gaza. Kerry will meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who is also in Cairo for talks with Egyptian...
Obama: Kerry pushing for 'immediate' Gaza ceasefire
7/22/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The United States is working for an "immediate" ceasefire in Gaza, President Barack Obama said Monday, as the White House called on Israel to do more to protect Palestinian civilians. While Israel has the right to defend itself against a...
Hezbollah chief: Gaza resistance will defeat Israel
7/22/2014 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- Lebanon's Hezbollah is backing the Palestinian resistance in Gaza to defeat Israel, the Shiite movement's leader Hassan Nasrallah said Monday. Nasrallah told Hamas' exiled chief Khalid Mashaal by telephone: "Hezbollah and the Lebanese resistance stand...
6,000 call on Irish govt to take action on Gaza
7/22/2014 - DUBLIN (Ma'an) -- Just under 6,000 people have called on newly installed Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to condemn Israel's bombardment of the people of Gaza in the strongest possible terms and to take action to stop...
World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza
7/22/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were in Cairo on Tuesday to push for an end to two weeks of violence in Gaza that has killed over 583 Palestinians. As the conflict entered its 15th day...
Israel says attempt to smuggle arms via Dead Sea foiled
7/22/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) - The Israeli army and police say they have seized weapons on board a boat which sailed from Jordan to Israel via the Dead Sea after midnight Tuesday. They are questioning five young Palestinian men from East Jerusalem and...
Abbas aide: Talks ongoing with Hamas for Gaza truce
7/22/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- A senior Palestinian official said Tuesday talks were ongoing with Hamas for a truce to end fighting, adding both sides have refused a humanitarian ceasefire. Azzam al-Ahmed, an aide to President Mahmoud Abbas, landed again in Cairo on Tuesday where...
France's Fabius blasts Palestinian deaths as unacceptable
7/22/2014 - PARIS (AFP) -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday blasted as unacceptable the number of Palestinian casualties as Israel continued its bloody offensive on Gaza." It's unacceptable that a country be threatened by rockets, but the response has to be...
European safety agency to recommend airlines avoid Tel Aviv
7/22/2014 - PARIS (AFP) -- Europe's air safety watchdog said Tuesday it would recommend that all European airlines avoid Tel Aviv after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the city's international airport. The European Aviation Safety Agency told AFP it...
Israel says no reason to cancel flights after rocket fire
7/22/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel said there was no reason to cancel flights after a rocket fired from Gaza crashed just kilometers from its main airport Tuesday, prompting some airlines to suspend services."Transport Minister Yisrael Katz this evening called American companies to explain...
  The Guardian
Israel hits hundreds of targets in Gaza as soldier is confirmed missing
22 Jul 2014 - Israeli soldier captured during intense battle in Shujai'iya Palestinian death toll nears 600, with 27 Israeli soldiers killed John Kerry to meet UN chief...
International flights to and from Israel suspended over security concerns
23 Jul 2014 - Move likely to alarm Israeli government as Ban Ki-moon says end to fighting in Gaza could be 'very near' International airlines halted flights to...
Gaza crisis: Palestinian death toll continues to climb as ceasefire efforts stall as it happened
22 Jul 2014 - US and European airlines suspend flights into Tel Aviv Kerry in Cairo to support ceasefire: Hamas has a fundamental choice More than 600 Palestinians...
Lack of empathy with the Palestinians' plight | @guardianletters
22 Jul 2014 - It is a sad reflection on the parlous state of the domestic opposition that a spokesman for the Israeli Labor party can conceive of...
Academics call for a ceasefire and just peace agreement | @guardianletters
22 Jul 2014 - Hilik Bar ( A thirst for Israeli blood , 21 July) reduces the charge against Israel to killing too many Palestinians. The story is more complicated....
Foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy condemn antisemitic protests
22 Jul 2014 - Joint statement vows to tackle rise in number of demonstrations and hostile rhetoric 'that cross line into racism and xenophobia' Foreign ministers from France,...
Gazans flee Israeli bombardment into the path of more bombs
22 Jul 2014 - Thousands of Gazans attempt to find shelter as the UN estimates that more than 100,000 are displaced Archbishop Alexios of Gaza mopped his brow...
Al-Jazeera Gaza offices evacuated after direct hit by Israeli fire
22 Jul 2014 - Israel denies deliberate targeting of TV station, but staff claim that 'two very precise shots' were fired Israel's army has denied targeting the Gaza...
Beyond borders: Arab art from the frontlines
22 Jul 2014 - From a secret film of a man scaling the wall between Palestine and Israel to migrant workers clinging to cranes in Mecca, an exhibition...
Israel soldier's disappearance may hamper ceasefire efforts
22 Jul 2014 - Hamas claims it has abducted soldier it named as Aron Shaul, though it has yet to produce evidence that he is still alive The...
Israel and Hamas will struggle to turn Gaza's suffering into tangible gains
22 Jul 2014 - Hamas must aim to boost unity and free prisoners as deaths rise, while Israel must improve security to justify its own losses Ending a...
'The children were screaming': Israeli air strikes continue in Gaza - video
22 Jul 2014 - Israel air strikes continued to pummel Gaza overnight. Shells turned the night sky orange as they exploded. One woman in the town of Khan...
The world is burning, but remember our sympathy goes only so far | Matthew Beard
22 Jul 2014 - If we don't feel sorrow and anger at the suffering of others, something's wrong. However, a well-cultivated moral sense recognises that you can't own...
Gaza hospital hit in fatal Israeli attack as foreign leaders arrive in region as it happened
21 Jul 2014 - At least five killed in attack on al-Aqsa hospital John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon arrive in Cairo for talks Dozens killed in single attack as...
The Guardian view on a futile war in Gaza
21 Jul 2014 - For both sides, this battle is not really about military objectives, but about prestige, pride and national self-image The worst thing about the fighting...
Breaking the cycle of violence: technology can bring hope for peace
21 Jul 2014 - Development projects can use technology to promote peace in Israel, Palestine and other places caught in conflict Technology use is on the rise in...
Barack Obama: we are focused on Israel-Gaza ceasefire - video
21 Jul 2014 - The US president says he has 'serious concerns' over the rising number of deaths on both sides of recent violence between Israel and Gaza....
In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | Richard Seymour
21 Jul 2014 - According to Israel, Hamas is cowardly and cynical They hid at the El-Wafa hospital. Continue reading...
Gaza crisis: 'Hamas killed my friend; we need to kill them'
21 Jul 2014 - As Israelis mourn the 13 soldiers killed in Gaza on Sunday their support for military action appears to be hardening Hundreds of people attended...
Gaza crisis: Palestinian death toll climbs past 500 as hospital is hit
21 Jul 2014 - Palestinian officials say four killed in hospital Israel launches fresh air strikes after bloodiest day UN security council holds emergency meeting John Kerry flies...
  Daily Star
Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts
23 Jul 2014 Airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 639 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.
Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume US flights to Israel
22 Jul 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been cancelled over the Gaza fighting, an Israeli official said.
Egypt court says 'devil guided' jailed Jazeera journalists
22 Jul 2014 An Egyptian court that jailed three Al-Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country.
European safety agency to recommend airlines avoid Tel Aviv
22 Jul 2014 Europe's air safety watchdog said Tuesday it would recommend that all European airlines avoid Tel Aviv after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the city's international airport.
Israel says no reason to cancel flights after rocket fire
22 Jul 2014 Israel said there was no reason to cancel flights after a rocket fired from Gaza crashed just kilometres (miles) from its main airport Tuesday, prompting some airlines to suspend services.
France says "massacres and attacks" in Gaza must stop
22 Jul 2014 France's foreign minister said on Tuesday that the 600 person death toll in Gaza was not acceptable and that Israel had to immediately stop "the massacres and attacks".
'Stop fighting' UN chief tells Israel, Palestinians
22 Jul 2014 UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded Tuesday that Israel and Hamas halt spiralling violence in Gaza as he pushed diplomatic efforts to end bloodshed that has killed more than 620 Palestinians.
Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear
22 Jul 2014 In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells: UNRWA
22 Jul 2014 A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said.
  Ha'aretz National News
Right-wing rabbi’s ruling: Israel may totally destroy Gaza if necessary
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Thousands bid farewell to French-Israeli soldier killed in Gaza
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Citing incitement, Facebook closes page of group that fights intermarriage
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Army rolls out SMS-based rocket-alert system in areas near Gaza
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Israeli professor's 'rape as terror deterrent' statement draws ire
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Transportation Ministry approves use of motorized bicycles in Israel
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Afula woman’s murder declared 'terrorist attack’
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Lieberman urges Israelis: Boycott businesses of Arabs striking over Gaza op
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Thai government stops sending migrants to parts of Israel amid Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Jerusalem light rail’s flying robots keep tabs on would-be vandals
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Tendency to PTSD could be inherited, scientists say
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Israelis are behaving and acting very much like the Nazis did
It is a clarion fact that Israel is bringing Auschwitz and other concentration camps to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods, hospitals and mosques.
Hamdan: Egyptian initiative does not meet our people’s demands
Osama Hamdan, in charge of Hamas’s foreign relations, said that the Egyptian position regarding the Israeli aggression on Gaza is “confusedâ€.
Euro-mid Observer: Israel commits full-fledged war crimes in Gaza
Euro-mid Observer for Human Rights cited on the 14th day of Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip an escalation in the Israeli army targeting of Palestinian civilians.
Large-scale arrest campaign in West Bank
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out at dawn Tuesday a large arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians including an elderly woman.
Israeli war crimes continue in Gaza
A least 12 Palestinians were killed on Monday night when Israeli warplanes bombed a residential tower in Gaza.
IPS special unit assaults Palestinian prisoners
Soldiers of the Matsada, the Israeli prison service’s special unit, attacked Palestinian prisoners in Megiddo prison at night while offering Tarawih prayers.
Egypt turns back Tunisian plane loaded with medical supplies for Gaza
Head of Tunisia's al-Nahda party Rashid al-Ghannoushi revealed on Monday night that Egypt has refused to receive a Tunisian plane bound for Gaza loaded with medicines and medical supplies.
Haneyya: We decided to end the siege with our blood
Deputy chairman of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya said that the Palestinian people’s demands for ceasefire are clear: stop the aggression, do not repeat it, and lift the siege on Gaza.
Israeli warplanes destroy 3 mosques in Gaza
Israeli warplanes blasted three mosques in different areas of the Gaza Strip at dawn Tuesday with no casualties reported.
IOF soldiers shoot, kill Palestinian youth in OJ
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and killed a Palestinian young man north of occupied Jerusalem at dawn Tuesday.
Israel/Gaza – how does it end?
DUBAI 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - As diplomats scurry to agree an end to the two-week clashes between Israel and Hamas, what are the key issues preventing the two sides from reaching a deal?
Gaza: Nowhere to go
GAZA CITY 21 July 2014 (IRIN) - With over 85,000 Palestinians now displaced in Gaza, the UN shelters housing them are near capacity. Yet for the displaced fleeing violence between Israel and militant groups, there are few alternatives.
Kerry urges Hamas to accept Gaza truce offer
07/23/2014 - US secretary of state backs Egyptian plan as Israel says world must hold Hamas accountable for rejecting earlier offers.
Gunshots fired at Al Jazeera bureau in Gaza
07/22/2014 - Shots fired into Al Jazeera's office in Gaza, a day after Israeli FM said Israel will work to close down the network.
US says rebels downed MH17 plane 'by mistake'
07/23/2014 - Intelligence officals say separatists in Ukraine fired Russian SA-11 missile at jet thinking it was different aircraft.
Dozens dead and injured in Baghdad blast
07/22/2014 - Officials say at least 23 people killed and 35 injured in suicide car bombing at police checkpoint in Iraq's capital.
Turkey arrests policemen for 'spying'
07/22/2014 - About 67 serving and former top police officers seized for espionage and illegal wire-tapping, Turkish prosecutors say.
Deadly suicide blasts hit Benghazi army base
07/22/2014 - At least four people killed in eastern Libyan city that has seen regular clashes between militias and security forces.
Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election
07/22/2014 - Election commission declares Joko Widodo as next president but main rival Prabowo Subianto calls election 'unfair'.
Gaza and Israel: War of the hashtags
07/22/2014 - How instant access to online images and information is helping to shape global reaction to the Israel-Gaza war.
  New York Times
World Briefing: U.N. Warns of Polio Risk in War Zones
22 Jul 2014 - The United Nations expressed concern about the possible spread of polio in the war-ravaged countries of Syria and Iraq and beyond on Tuesday.
Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama
22 Jul 2014 - Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises at once, but making the current upheaval more complicated is their seemingly interlocking nature.
For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show
22 Jul 2014 - Residents of the town of Sderot, the so-called bomb shelter capital of the world, gather on a dusty hill every night to watch rockets soar between Israel and Gaza.
Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza
22 Jul 2014 - When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders appeared to feel they had nothing to lose.
Op-Ed Contributor: Gaza Under Israel’s Onslaught
22 Jul 2014 - In Gaza, anxious eyes scan the night sky for any warning of the bombs that rain.
Fighting in Gaza Continues
22 Jul 2014 - The Palestinian death toll rose while the Israeli military said it had struck weapons stores and other infrastructure in Gaza.
Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel After Hamas Rocket Falls Near Main Airport
22 Jul 2014 - After a rocket fell near Ben-Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv, the Federal Aviation Administration told American carriers to halt service for 24 hours, and some other airlines followed suit.
A Blast, a Fire and an Israeli Soldier Goes Missing
22 Jul 2014 - Israeli officials said they were uncertain whether the soldier had been captured by Palestinian forces in Gaza or killed in combat.
Open Source: Palestinian Family Finds Missing Son in YouTube Video of His Shooting
22 Jul 2014 - Searching the web for news, a family was horrified to discover video of a missing son apparently shot to death in Gaza City.
Iraqi Police Use Detentions to Blunt Militants
22 Jul 2014 - The brief detention of a woman said to be related to the leader of ISIS is a tactic security forces have used against the militant group.
Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire
22 Jul 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt had provided the framework for a cease-fire, but there was no indication that a deal was imminent.
At War Blog: Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater
22 Jul 2014 - Iraq veteran Matt Pelak returned to the country via a job with Blackwater. He writes that it’s hard to square that experience, and his respect for his colleagues, with the recent coverage of the Blackwater employees on trial for shooting...
Questions About Tactics and Targets as Civilian Toll Climbs in Israeli Strikes
22 Jul 2014 - A strike that killed 25 members of four households gathered for Ramadan was the latest in a series of Israeli attacks that have hit families in their homes.
Op-Ed Contributor: Turkey’s Culture Wars
22 Jul 2014 - The battle between religious conservatives and secularists is fought most fiercely over women’s bodies.
  Jerusalem Post
CENTER FIELD: The absurd and amoral disproportionality charge
22 Jul 2014 - ‘A democracy cannot, therefore, allow its soldiers to fight with blinders, handcuffs and leg irons.’
NGOs and the next ‘Goldstone’ fiasco
22 Jul 2014 - Israel is being bombarded by a powerful and hostile network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which are mass-producing hundreds of “cut and paste” condemnations of Israel.
El Al says there is 'no chance' it will cancel flights to, from Israel
22 Jul 2014 - European and US airlines suspend flights to and from Israel after rocket falls 5km from Ben Gurion; El Al has historically continued flight service during times of war.
Mowing the grass in Gaza
22 Jul 2014 - Those who forlornly ask “when is this going to end?” and use the cliché term “cycle of violence” have psychological difficulties digesting the facts that there is no solution in sight.
Why Fatah may decline to rule Gaza again
22 Jul 2014 - Recent history has reminded us that Fatah’s return to rule the Gaza Strip would likely end before it began; notwithstanding the current national unity government, Hamas-Fatah enmity is no secret.
Grapevine: Zionism revisited
22 Jul 2014 - There has been large scale immigration from France, the US, during Operation Protective Edge; More than 20 of those who arrived this week with Nefesh B’Nefesh are going straight into the army,
Yifrah’s girlfriend: 'This cemetery will be my second home'
22 Jul 2014 - St.-Sgt. Tal Yifrah, 21, who was killed in Gaza on Monday, is laid to rest in Rishon Lezion.
End game
22 Jul 2014 - Unless a cease-fire plan presented by Ban, Kerry includes mechanism that leads to demilitarization of Gaza and Hamas, Israel will justifiably be reluctant to accept.
EU calls on Hamas to disarm, condemns use of civilians as shields
22 Jul 2014 - Jerusalem hails European condemnation of Hamas violence; EU condemns rocket fire, calls for renunciation of violence.
Obama to the rescue – of Hamas
22 Jul 2014 - Chances that Kerry will secure a cease-fire in near future are small; government will likely be able to buy time needed to complete mission in whole or large part.
Gilad Segev’s Syrian-Polish spiritual roots quest
22 Jul 2014 - One of the country’s most enigmatic singer-songwriters speaks about taking the road less traveled to reach an intersection between the past and the future.
Watch: IAF spots, destroys terrorists targeting Israeli ground troops
22 Jul 2014 - Military releases footage of what the IDF said were Gaza terrorists leaving a home after firing at troops on the ground.
Watch: Security Council meeting on the Middle East, including the Palestinian question
22 Jul 2014 - UN Security General Ban Ki-Moon expresses hope that end of fighting is near via video from Ramallah.
Abbas's family abandons West Bank for Jordan
22 Jul 2014 - The PA president's wife and grandchildren were among the family members who left Ramallah recently.
In Memoriam: The 27 IDF soldiers who gave their lives to protect Israel
22 Jul 2014 - Israel mourns the deaths of the 27 soldiers and officers killed in action in Operation Protective Edge; one soldier remains missing in action.
Fear of rockets keeps Israelis out of shops, boosts online purchases
22 Jul 2014 - Pango, an app that lets people pay for parking from their mobile phones, sees significant drop in usage during course of fighting, indicating people are going out less often.
European ministers denounce ‘ugly anti-Semitic demonstrations and attacks’
22 Jul 2014 - Pro-Palestinian protests were banned in France, OKed in Paris; demonstrators in Berlin arrested after police clashes ensue.
Protecting Jews and Muslims alike
22 Jul 2014 - Jerusalem has long been under the moral and legal obligations of a state to liquidate Hamas and protect its own citizens, Jews and Muslims alike, in the region.
US urges deferral of travel to Israel, increases first aid to Gaza
22 Jul 2014 - While the State Department alert acknowledges the success of Iron Dome, it adds that "there have been impacts that have caused damage and injury."
UN's Ban arrives, says no country would allow rockets to rain down on its cities
22 Jul 2014 - PM meets with UN chief Ban Ki-moon who urges Israel to “exercise maximum restraint”; condemns Hamas' use of schools, hospitals to launch rockets.
JPost diplomatic correspondent Herb Keinon answers readers' questions
22 Jul 2014 - How will Israel deal with the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, and what are its plans for the day after fighting ends?
Netanyahu, foreign ambassadors visit Israeli wounded in Ashkelon hospital
22 Jul 2014 - PM calls on international diplomats to support Israeli efforts to defend itself, take "moral stand" against Hamas.
IDF strikes 190 Gaza terror targets over past 24 hours
22 Jul 2014 - Golani unit kills 4 terrorists who opened fire on soldiers; Paratroopers direct air strike at detected terrorist cell.
Restraint is not strength
22 Jul 2014 - Sharon’s disengagement plan was perhaps the most deceitful, manipulative and shameful move by any Israeli leader.
  YNet News
Four mortar shells explodes in open area in Eshkol Regional Council, no injuries
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Military official: IDF drops 120 bombs on Saja'yya, entire Hamas battalion located there
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Why Israel should accept Hamas' terms
22 Jul 2014 - Op-ed: In order to win public opinion, Israel must adopt all of Islamic organization's conditions for ceasefire and add sections benefitting Gaza's residents – in exchange for Strip's demilitarization by an international force. ....
Israel's stick and carrot approach in Gaza
22 Jul 2014 - Analysis: Even as it is facing military defeat, Hamas must be given enough of an incentive to agree to a ceasefire. ....
IAF jets, tanks attack targets in south, north Gaza Strip
22 Jul 2014 - ....
Emir of Qatar begins meeting with Saudi King on Gaza situation
22 Jul 2014 - ....
EasyJet announces 24 hour suspension on all flights to Israel
22 Jul 2014 - ....
German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate' at pro-Gaza rallies
22 Jul 2014 - Exclaiming 'Allahu Akbar,' crowds in Berlin have reportedly yelled 'Death to Israel' and chanted 'Zionists are fascists, killing children and civilians' in recent string of pro-Palestinian demonstrations. ....
Diaspora Jews must fight with Israel
22 Jul 2014 - We have an ability to counter all the terrible misinformation, lies and hatred that are spread about Israel. Doing so is not only our biblical obligation; it is in our own personal security interest as well. ....
Hundreds of new immigrants arrive to start life in Israel
22 Jul 2014 - American and Canadian olim greeted by Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, who hails their 'courageous and important' decision. ....
Israel must increase military pressure while pursuing a diplomatic solution
22 Jul 2014 - Analysis: Ground operation should be expanded deep into the southern Strip's populated area, but without a diplomatic move the battle against Hamas will not end in the near future. ....
Tunnel threat could have been removed long ago
21 Jul 2014 - Analysis: Why have Israel's leaders waited until now to deal with underground city of tunnels being built under Gaza Strip? ....
French PM denounces Jewish-Muslim conflicts
21 Jul 2014 - Manuel Valls says France 'will not allow provocations to feed conflicts between communities,' even if it means banning protests. ....

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