"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
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  International Middle East Media Center
 
Five Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron, Many Injured
26 Jan 2015 - Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the city and Beit Ummar nearby town, and kidnapped five Palestinians; Many Palestinians injured. Soldiers also invaded Bethlehem and detained Palestinians near Jenin. ...
Palestinian Injured By Army Fire Near Hebron, One Kidnapped
25 Jan 2015 - Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday evening, that a young man was injured, and another was kidnapped, by Israeli soldiers invading Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. ...
Rafah Crossing Closed for Over Half of 2014
25 Jan 2015 - Rafah crossing has been sealed for a total of 241 days during 2014, and opened for only 125, the Border and Crossing Authority reported Sunday. ...
Settlers Shoot and Injure Palestinian, Pelt Cars with Stones near Bethlehem
25 Jan 2015 - A Palestinian youth was shot and injured, Saturday, by live Israeli settler fire to the south of Bethlehem, while other settlers attacked passing Palestinian vehicles with rocks, to the west, according to local and security sources. ...
Youth Attack Israeli Tower with Homemade Bombs
25 Jan 2015 - Young Palestinians, on Saturday evening, hurled improvised bombs at an Israeli military pillbox, outside the illegal settlement of Beit El, in the central occupied West Bank, near Ramallah. ...
War Crimes against Palestinian Prisoners Committed by Israeli Special Units
25 Jan 2015 - Child abuse cases in Israeli prisons on the rise According to the Palestine Detainees Studies Center, special units working in Israeli jails are engaged in war crimes against Palestinian prisoners. ...
Recently Freed Detainee Suffering Serious Health Complications after Injection
25 Jan 2015 - Jaafar Awad, a young Palestinian man who was released last Wednesday, from Israeli custody, due to serious health problems after a year of interrogation, was transferred Friday to Augusta Victoria Hospital, in occupied East Jerusalem, from a Hebron facility. ...
Israeli Jets Perform Faux Military Raids Over Gaza Skies
25 Jan 2015 - Israeli fighter jets engaged in mock raids over Gaza City, Sunday morning. ...
Palestinian Stabbed And Beaten By Settlers In Hebron
25 Jan 2015 - Medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that Israeli fanatics attacked, beat and stabbed a Palestinian man, from Doura nearby town. Israeli soldiers invaded various communities in Hebron and handed interrogation warrants to a number of Palestinians. ...
Army Kidnaps A Palestinian In Bethlehem
25 Jan 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem, kidnapped one Palestinian, and handed another Palestinian a military warrant for interrogation. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Ministry planned expansion of West Bank settlement beyond separation barrier
Some $215,000 was allocated for Efrat expansion despite reversal of prime minister's decision to build on site.
Dermer: PM has 'sacred duty' to oppose Iran nuclear deal that 'threatens Israel's existence'
Israeli ambassador in eye of storm says Netanyahu's Congress speech not meant to disrespect Obama or interfere in U.S. politics.
U.S. prevented sale of Israeli helicopters to Nigeria
Nigerians wanted to buy retired Cobra attack helicopters last summer to fight Boko Haram.
Israeli ambassador in U.S. reprimanded for forbidden political campaigning on behalf of Netanyahu
Ron Dermer criticized for violating Civil Service Commission rules, endorsing Israeli premier for re-election in interviews he gave to American television.
PM gets Washington’s cold shoulder while Rivlin basks in Brooklyn’s warm embrace
Thousands of devout African-Americans cheered for the Israeli president at the start of his U.S. visit; Rivlin wowed in return.
Israeli president declines invitation to meet Obama
Talks between two presidents' offices had intensified in recent days, but Rivlin eventually had to decline, citing scheduling conflict.
Israel moves to end crisis with New Zealand over sharing envoy with PA
The issue is vital now that New Zealand is a member of the UN Security Council.
Netanyahu rejects criticism over Congress invite: Israel must warn the world about Iran
PM tells ministers that it is his obligation to make every effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to aim at Israel.
Russia blocks UNSC condemnation of shelling of Ukraine city
UN statement would have condemned indiscriminate shelling in Ukraine's Mariupol that killed about 30 civilians and injured over 90 on Saturday.
Ex-U.S. general blasts Netanyahu’s planned Congress address
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton told Haaretz that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli PM is improper and perilous to both countries.
Meet the ICC prosecutor who may shape the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will examine whether to investigate Israelis for crimes against the Palestinians – and if so, which ones.
Washington officials: Netanyahu 'playing politics' at expense of Israel-U.S. ties
U.S. officials warned that the breach of diplomatic protocol could have long-term implications for the administration’s attitude toward Netanyahu and his government.
Michael Oren calls on Netanyahu to cancel upcoming speech to Congress
Former Israeli ambassador to U.S. says Boehner's invitation, PM's subsequent behavior created impression of 'cynical political move' that could backfire.
Report: Iranian general killed in Syria strike died because 'he kept his phone on'
Mohammed Ali Allahdadi, serving as an adviser to the Syrian army, reportedly failed to turn his cellular device off in an area monitored intensively by Israeli intel.
Livni, Lapid slam Netanyahu for 'ruining' ties with U.S.
Leaders lambaste prime minister for imperiling relations with superpower for the sake of electioneering, 'one speech.'
NYT slams Republicans for inviting Netanyahu to address Congress
Editorial criticizes House Speaker Boehner, allies' 'breach of sense and diplomacy,' saying congressional passage of new sanctions could lead to all-out war with Islamic Republic.
Police arrest man carrying a concealed knife outside the presidential residence
The East Jerusalem resident may have been planning to carry out a terrorist attack.
The war that neither Israel nor Hezbollah want
Sunday’s airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in the Golan Heights has pushed Israel and the Shi’ite organization closer to a new conflagration in the north.
Defense Minister Ya'alon: Israel will not tolerate any provocation
Amid high tensions on northern border following a strike in Syria, defense minister threatens strong response to any violation of Israel's sovereignty.
Netanyahu's Congress stunt could cost Israel American support, U.S. officials warn
'Playing politics' with Israel-U.S. ties could discourage Kerry from defending Israel in the international arena, U.S. officials tell the Washington Post.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory ( 15 - 21 Jan. 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
ISM activist shot in the head with rubber-coated steel bullet
11/2/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Ramallah, Occupied Palestine - Today during a protest at Qalandia checkpoint, an Italian ISM volunteer was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The injury is just two centimetres above her left eye. Giulia, the ISMer, stated, "I was just standing...
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  Uruknet
 
[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...
  Misc
 
Bayit Yehudi MK, Settlement Leader Questioned in Bribery-Kickback Scandal
Tikun Olam 26 Jan 2015 - Last week, I reported a major scandal engulfing  Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu (YB) Party.  Though the allegations centered around senior YB MK Faina Kirschenbaum (though the charges against her were rumored, I was first to report them outside Israel), they extended to a number of other...
Eighteen killed in Egypt protests
BBC 25 Jan 2015 - At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.
VIDEO: Footage shows shot Egypt protester
BBC 25 Jan 2015 - At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
Tell your congressperson: Don’t attend Netanyahu’s speech
Mondoweiss 25 Jan 2015 - A lot of the commentary on the shocking/outrageous/inappropriate/unprecedented/dangerous invitation from the Republican leadership to Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress about our Iran policy, thereby undermining Obama’s negotiations, has said that Netanyahu shouldn’t have accepted the invitation or the Republicans shouldn’t have invited...
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
Mondoweiss 25 Jan 2015 - This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Most likely it is the last time that many survivors of Auschwitz...
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death
BBC 25 Jan 2015 - Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.
Occupier’s justice: heads and tails you lose
Mondoweiss 24 Jan 2015 - Yesterday I had an idea for a short story to explain the unrelenting insanity of the occupation for ordinary Palestinians. Tell me what you think. In my story, there is a Palestinian family, let’s call them the Jaabaris, and they live next to a Jewish settlement,...
Burnat and Barghouthi are reportedly assaulted during West Bank demonstrations
Mondoweiss 24 Jan 2015 - Violence / Raids / Clashes / Suppression of protests / Arrests Israeli forces suppress West Bank marches RAMALLAH (Ma‘an) 23 Jan — Israeli military forces suppressed nonviolent marches in the occupied West Bank on Friday, witnesses said. In Bil‘in , Israeli soldiers used live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas...
Like the Wind, We Will Be Free: How being detained at Ben Gurion airport during a family trip to Palestine reaffirmed my identity
Mondoweiss 24 Jan 2015 - If I close my eyes, just for a moment, I can still remember the way the wind in Palestine felt when it brushed against my cheeks on one of those really breezy days — those days when I’d walk out of my family’s Beit Hanina, Jerusalem...
Egypt death penalty retrial ordered
BBC 24 Jan 2015 - An Egyptian court orders a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death over an attack on a police station in 2013.
Fresh anti-rebel protests in Yemen
BBC 24 Jan 2015 - Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets in the capital Sanaa to protest against Shia Houthi rebels who have taken over much of the city.
Is StandWithUs an Agent of Foreign Power?
Tikun Olam 24 Jan 2015 - The Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) declares that U.S. citizens in this country who work or lobby on behalf of foreign countries must register as its agents.  Because doing so would significantly diminish the credibility of such individuals in the eyes of the American public, lobbyists...
  Misc2
 
Tunisia Leftists, Islamists oppose Essid Cabinet
Al-Akhbar News 26 Jan 2015 - Tunisia's Islamist party al-Nahda, which holds 69 of parliament's 217 seats, said on Sunday it would reject a government proposed last week by Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid, further complicating his cabinet's ratification. A leftist bloc also said it was opposed to the planned administration, underlining the...
17 Killed in Egypt on Fourth Anniversary of Uprising
Al-Akhbar News 26 Jan 2015 - Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi clash with anti-government protesters (unseen) following demonstrations in Cairo on January 25, 2015, marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that ousted veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. AFP/Mohammed al-Shahed Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi clash with anti-government...
Nine Killed in Heavy Rocket Attack on Syrian Capital
Al-Akhbar News 26 Jan 2015 - Western and Saudi-backed militants struck residential areas in the Syrian capital with barrage of rockets and mortar rounds on Sunday, killing nine civilians, state media reported, in one of the heaviest attacks on Damascus in over a year. According to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (...
US Warns Against Travel to Lebanon as Army Mourns 8 Soldiers
Al-Akhbar News 25 Jan 2015 - Mourners throw rice and flower petals over the coffin of Lebanese soldier Mohammad Ali Alaeddine, who was killed alongside four other soldiers in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border, during his funeral on January 24, 2015, in the southern Lebanese village of Majdal Silm. AFP/Mahmoud...
Japan Condemns ISIS Execution of Hostage Haruna Yukawa
Al-Akhbar News 25 Jan 2015 - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga answers questions during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on January 25, 2015, after a nearly three-minute recording, posted online on January 24, showing a still image of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding an apparent...
Libya Gunmen Kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
Al-Akhbar News 25 Jan 2015 - Updated at 2:43 pm (GMT +2): Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room on Sunday in the eastern city of al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official said. The kidnappers told staff they were members of the security forces...
How Subjected Bodies are Connecting the Struggle Against Collaborating States
Al-Akhbar Series and Features 24 Jan 2015 - “Dream Defenders Palestine” delegation members challenging Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint at Shuhada Street in occupied Hebron. January 2015. Photo: Aja Monet “Dream Defenders Palestine” delegation members challenging Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint at Shuhada Street in occupied Hebron. January 2015. Photo: Aja Monet Anti-police brutality...
From Russian Mediation to Military Plans: Israel Desperately Seeks to Alleviate Tensions
Al-Akhbar Politics 24 Jan 2015 - Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) drive an armoured vehicle in the town of Adaysseh in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Jan 2015 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Jan 2015 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Jan 2015 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Jan 2015 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 26 Jan 2015 -
Alan Gross Draws Welcome Home Crowd at Synagogue
The Foward Breaking News 25 Jan 2015 - Alan Gross wore a gray suit, red tie and a perpetual smile as he took the stage Thursday night at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Md., at a welcome-home reception in his honor sponsored by dozens of Jewish organizations, including the the Jewish Community Relations Council...
For Cuba Jews, Better Ties to U.S. May Not Be Cure-All
The Foward Breaking News 25 Jan 2015 - On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl leading prayers in a mix of Spanish and near-perfect Hebrew. Click here for the rest of the article...
Talk Show Pioneer Joe Franklin Dies at 88
The Foward Breaking News 25 Jan 2015 - TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who interviewed thousands of people from a dancing dentist to Academy Award winning actors in a far from glamorous New York studio, has died at the age of 88. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israeli Foreign Minister Orders Party To Distribute Charlie Hebdo for Free
The Foward Breaking News 25 Jan 2015 - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has told activists in his Yisrael Beiteinu party to buy up and distribute copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for free. Click here for the rest of the article...
Druze Student Beaten 'for Speaking Arabic' in Jerusalem
The Foward Breaking News 25 Jan 2015 - A Druze student in Jerusalem was beaten with glass bottles by a Jewish gang, who mocked him for speaking Arabic. Click here for the rest of the article...
Think Tank Prepares Aliyah Plan for 120,000 French Jews
The Foward Breaking News 25 Jan 2015 - The Jewish People Policy Institute has composed a plan to facilitate immigration of 120,000 French Jews to Israel. Click here for the rest of the article...
Michael Oren Lashes Out at Netanyahu — Now That They're Political Rivals
The Forward New 25 Jan 2015 - Michael Oren, once a close Netanyahu ally, has lashed out at the premier over his planned speech to Congress. Is Oren motivated by genuine concern — or political maneuvering? Click here for the rest of the article...
Congress Seeks To Force White House Hand on Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
The Forward New 25 Jan 2015 - The Republican Congress wants to force President Obama to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Why are most Jewish groups pointedly lukewarm about the new effort? Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: PM Mourns Death of Saudi King
allAfrica.com 24 Jan 2015 - [Egypt Online]Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has mourned the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz.
Egypt: Al-Azhar Pays Tribute to Saudi King
allAfrica.com 24 Jan 2015 - [Egypt Online]Al-Azhar has paid tribute to Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz who passed away early on Friday, said a statement on Friday 23/01/2015.
Egypt: Iftaa House Mourns Death of Saudi King
allAfrica.com 24 Jan 2015 - [Egypt Online]The Egyptian Iftaa House has mourned the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 24 Jan 2015 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 24 Jan 2015 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 24 Jan 2015 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 24 Jan 2015 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 24 Jan 2015 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 24 Jan 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Boycott the Muslim Leadership Initiative and similar attempts to “Faithwash” Israel’s Regime of Oppression
Global BDS 26 Jan 2015 - Occupied Jerusalem, 26 January 2015 — The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, calls for a boycott of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) of the Shalom Hartman Institute and other such projects that bring international delegations, whether faith-based or otherwise,...
Join One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin Campaign
US Campaign to End the Occupation 26 Jan 2015 - 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 26 Jan 2015 - 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 26 Jan 2015 - 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 26 Jan 2015 - 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 26 Jan 2015 - 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 26 Jan 2015 - 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
 
Palestinian youths attack Israeli military tower with improvised bombs
1/25/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Young Palestinian men on Saturday evening hurled improvised bombs at an Israeli military pillbox outside the illegal settlement of Beit El. Sources told Ma'an that a fire broke out in parts of the pillbox after young...
Israeli troops injure young Palestinian man in East Jerusalem
1/25/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) - Israeli forces shot with a rubber-coated bullet a young Palestinian man while he was walking out of his house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Tur on Saturday evening, the victim's uncle said. Husam Abu Sneina...
Freed prisoner in serious condition at East Jerusalem hospital
1/25/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Jaafar Awad, a young Palestinian man who was released last Wednesday from Israeli custody due to serious health troubles after a year of interrogation, was transferred Friday to Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem from a Hebron facility...
Israeli settlers chop down olive trees near Hebron
1/25/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers on Sunday chopped down dozens of olive trees belonging to an elderly Palestinian man in the village of Sisiya south of Hebron, a local spokesman said. Ratib al-Jubour, spokesman of a local popular...
Israeli forces arrest 10-year-old boy, uncle in East Jerusalem
1/25/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday detained a young Palestinian boy and his uncle in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, leading to clashes in the area, witnesses said. Locals told Ma'an that Israeli special forces assaulted 10...
Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian homes in southern Gaza
1/25/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces late Sunday opened fire at Palestinian homes in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said. Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces east of the al-Faraheen area fired machine guns at houses in eastern Khan...
Israel's Netanyahu defends US Congress address
1/25/2015 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended his decision to accept a controversial invitation to address the US Congress on Iran that has sparked a bitter row with the White House. Netanyahu was unrepentant as he met with ministers...
Ministry of Economy to allow Israeli products into Gaza
1/25/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza's Ministry of Economy said Sunday that it would allow the entry of Israeli products into the Gaza Strip for the first time in five years. Imad al-Baz, assistant deputy of the ministry, said soft...
Democratic Arab Party opts out of coalition ahead of Israeli elections
1/25/2015 - NAZARETH (Ma'an) -- The Democratic Arab Party, a political party made up of Palestinian citizens of Israel, has decided not to join with a united coalition of Arab parties recently established for upcoming elections, the party announced Sunday. A statement from...
Israeli forces storm northern West Bank village, question youths
1/25/2015 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) - Israeli forces raided a northern West Bank village in Qalqiliya district at dawn Sunday and briefly detained a group of Palestinian young men after questioning them in the streets. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that Israeli...
Family visits graves via tunnel under separation wall near Bethlehem
1/25/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinians have suffered in many ways as a result of the Israeli separation wall, and in the case of one family in al-Walajah west of Bethlehem, the wall separates them from the graves of their relatives. Ahmad Barghouth...
Israel's Rivlin in first US visit for UN Holocaust memorial
1/25/2015 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin left Sunday on his first official visit to the United States, where he will address a UN session marking 70 years since the end of the Holocaust. His trip comes at a point of high tension...
PA security arrests Hebron fugitive after year on the run
1/25/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) - The Palestinian Authority's preventive security service on Sunday ambushed and arrested a fugitive who has been on the run for more than a year. A high-profile officer told Ma'an in Hebron that the runaway...
Gaza says readying sea port for international travel
1/25/2015 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- A ministerial committee in Israeli-blockaded Gaza announced plans on Sunday to ready the enclave's sole seaport to allow Palestinians to travel abroad. The enclave, home to 1. 8 million people, has been under an Israeli land and...
Israeli book chain scales back Charlie Hebdo sales drive
1/25/2015 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- An Israeli book chain has dropped plans for an in-store promotion for the latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed, local media said Saturday. Public Radio said that the Steimatzky chain had...
Egypt: 13 killed on revolution anniversary
1/25/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- At least 12 protesters and a policeman were killed in unrest in Egypt on Sunday as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising, officials said. Eleven pro-Islamist protesters were killed in clashes in the north Cairo neighborhoods...
Monitor: 7 killed as rockets rain down on Syrian capital
1/25/2015 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- Five civilians and two soldiers were killed and dozens of people wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said. The rebel attack came two days after they threatened to...
Syria UN envoy to head government team in Moscow talks
1/25/2015 - DAMASCUS (AFP) -- The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, will head the government team in peace talks due to open in Moscow on Monday, a pro-government newspaper reported. But the delegation will not join the talks until Wednesday, after two...
  The Guardian
 
The 20 photographs of the week
24 Jan 2015 - The crisis in Kiev produces more poignant images, sportsmen and women excel in Australia, the World Economic Forum attracts attention in Davos and turnips...
Argentine journalist explains why he fled the country
26 Jan 2015 - Reporter tells of ‘crazy’ incidents after breaking story of prosecutor’s death A reporter who fled Argentina after breaking a story about an Argentine prosecutor’s...
White House chief of staff tries to defuse tension over Netanyahu trip to US
25 Jan 2015 - Denis McDonough stresses relations with Israel remain strong despite plan to address Congress and calls relationship ‘many faceted, deep and abiding’ White House chief...
Netanyahu defends speech to Congress about threat of Iran nuclear deal
25 Jan 2015 - Prime minister says US trip and meeting on 3 March is a moral obligation to urge the US not to negotiate a deal that...
  Daily Star
 
Study: Germans have skeptical view of Israel
26 Jan 2015 Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, 58 percent of Germans say the past should be consigned to history, while three-quarters of Israelis reject the idea of putting the past behind them.
Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani
26 Jan 2015 Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in Syria's Kobani, national disaster management agency AFAD says.
Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
26 Jan 2015 Egyptian security officials say two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father.
Syrian president dismisses talks with 'puppets' in interview
26 Jan 2015 Assad dismisses negotiations with Western-backed opposition representatives, calling them "puppets" in an interview with a U.S. magazine published ahead of talks set to begin in Moscow.
Lebanon Maronite Patriarch Rai discharged from hospital after brain surgery
26 Jan 2015 Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai was discharged from the hospital Monday, after recovering from a surgery last week to treat a brain hemorrhage, the state-run National News Agency said.
Assad: US plans to train Syria rebels 'illusory'
26 Jan 2015 Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. plans to train vetted rebels to fight ISIS were "illusory" as they would eventually defect to the jihadis, in an interview published Monday.
Lebanon PM Salam bemoans cabinet bickering
26 Jan 2015 Prime Minister Tammam Salam has expressed growing frustration over the bickering and stalling of rival ministers inside his national coexistence government, a situation that is aggravated by the persisting presidential vacuum.
Hezbollah, ISIS feed off each other: Geagea
26 Jan 2015 Hezbollah and ISIS are on the same page and they feed off one another’s existence, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said in comments published Monday.
Lebanon will not 'back down' over Ain al-Hilweh fugitives: minister
26 Jan 2015 Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday that Lebanon hopes a political solution could resolve the issue of fugitives hiding out in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Otherwise Occupied / The Moroccan immigrants and the kibbutz
Ha'aretz - 26 Jan 2015
Darfur refugee spent year in Holot because of mistake
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Ex-housekeepers: Sara Netanyahu 'humiliated' her staff
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Israeli president declines invitation to meet Obama
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Car bomb kills man due to testify against top Israeli mob figures
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Women activists celebrate legal victory against 'modesty signs' in Beit Shemesh
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Two killed in ultralight plane crash in central Israel
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Ultra-Orthodox parties block Jerusalem center for 'lone soldiers'
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Thai workers in Israel suffer serious labor abuse, rights group says
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Meet the ICC prosecutor who may shape the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Lieberman tells party activists: Distribute Charlie Hebdo, Israel must not turn into ISIS
Ha'aretz - 25 Jan 2015
Arab group slams Israeli bookstore chain's 'provocative' plan to sell Charlie Hebdo mag
Ha'aretz - 24 Jan 2015
Israel's centrist parties should unite to defeat Netanyahu in the election
Ha'aretz - 24 Jan 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
IOF arrests one man, settlers injure another in al-Khalil
25 Jan 2015 - The IOF arrested Sunday a young Palestinian man in southern al-Khalil, as Jewish settlers assaulted and injured another man in Halhoul town to the north of the governorate.
Bahar: Gaza on the verge of explosion
25 Jan 2015 - Dr. Ahmed Bahar, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, has warned that Gaza is on the verge of explosion due to the delay of reconstruction and tightening of the siege.
Third batch of wounded Gazans arrives in Germany
25 Jan 2015 - The Palestinian Doctor Association in Germany, PalMed-Deutschland, announced Sunday the arrival of the third batch of wounded Palestinians at Frankfurt International Airport.
Muslim women, Israeli settlers and the struggle for Al-Aqsa Mosque
25 Jan 2015 - Israeli settlers come to Al-Aqsa every day, but Palestinians don’t like it. They think the Israelis want to take the mosque away from the Muslims.
Palestinian Assembly in Italy announces date of Aqsa Festival
25 Jan 2015 - The Palestinian Assembly in Italy announced that its annual Aqsa Festival is to be held 24 - 26 April, 2015.
Assaulting minor prisoners increasing
25 Jan 2015 - The representative of minor detainees in Israeli Hasharon prison captive Amin Ziyadeh said assaulting Palestinian juvenile prisoners during their transfer to prisons has been constantly increasing.
IOF summons husband of Palestinian writer for interrogation
25 Jan 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday stormed the family house of the Palestinian writer Lama Khater, in al-Rama neighborhood, east of al-Khalil.
Lieberman seeks to bar new joint Arab list from running for Knesset
25 Jan 2015 - Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman called on the central elections committee to disqualify the new Arab coalition of parties from contesting the new Knesset election.
Palestinian civilian stabbed by Israeli vandals
25 Jan 2015 - A Palestinian citizen at dawn Sunday sustained wounds after he was stabbed by a gang of Israeli extremist settlers, in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil.
Families of war victims fund closes its doors in Gaza after break-in
25 Jan 2015 - The aid fund for the families of martyrs said it had decided to close all its branches in Gaza until the security authorities captured the assailants who had ransacked its main office.
Newborn dies in blockaded Yarmouk due to malnutrition
25 Jan 2015 - A two-day baby on Saturday morning died of malnutrition and absence of medical care in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of al-Yarmouk, south of the Syrian capital Damascus.
Haneyya: Looking forward to solid relations with Saudi Arabia
25 Jan 2015 - Hamas is looking forward to stable and durable bilateral ties with all Arab states, most notably Saudi Arabia, the group’s Deputy Head, Ismail Haneyya, said Saturday.
IOF kidnaps five young men, four kids from Jayyous town
25 Jan 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday evening kidnapped nine Palestinians from Jayyous town, east of Qalqiliya city, including four children.
Palestinian ex-prisoner Jaafar in intensive care
25 Jan 2015 - Amjad Abu Asab head of the committee of Jerusalemite prisoners’ families appealed for mobilizing the world’s support for the cause of the Palestinian sick ex-prisoner Jaafar Awad.
Palestinians injured, minor kidnapped in an IOF raid on J’lem
25 Jan 2015 - A number of Jerusalemite Palestinians sustained wounds in a raid launched by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) afternoon Saturday.
Palestinian suffers eye injury in J'lem clashes
25 Jan 2015 - A Palestinian young man on Saturday evening suffered a rubber bullet injury in the eye during violent clashes in east Jerusalem, while five Israeli cars sustained damage in an Israeli settlement in the city.
OCHA: Israel illegally demolished 77 Palestinian houses this week
24 Jan 2015 - A UN statement said that the Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) has illegally demolished 77 houses for Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem this week.
Arab parties agree on united list to run in Knesset elections
24 Jan 2015 - The four main Arab parties in 1948 occupied Palestine have reached an agreement to run in the upcoming Israeli Knesset elections with a unified list of Arab candidates for the first time.
Palestinian man wounded in Jewish settler’s shooting
24 Jan 2015 - An extremist Jewish settler shot at and injured a 25-year-old Palestinian man near Wadi Rahhal town to the south of Bethlehem on Saturday.
IOF fires tear gas at school in al-Khalil, arrests four minors
24 Jan 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) fired Saturday tear gas and stun grenades towards a school in al-Khalil.
  IRIN
 
ICC and Palestine - a long way to go
JERUSALEM 19 January 2015 (IRIN) - The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into possible war crimes committed during last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza. But prosecutions are unlikely or at least a long way off.
  Aljazeera
 
Obama attends India Republic Day celebrations
01/26/2015 - US president and first lady watch colourful parade in New Delhi marking adoption of constitution in 1950.
Damascus struck by deadly rocket barrage
01/26/2015 - Five civilians among victims, according to Syrian state media, of attacks following warning by rebel leader.
Three likely outcomes of Obama's visit to India
01/25/2015 - Al Jazeera speaks to defence analyst Ajai Shukla on some of the policy matters likely to be addressed by both nations.
France: To be or not to be 'Charlie'?
01/25/2015 - French society is now contemplating the meaning of free expression post-Paris attacks.
Conflict and cold take heavy toll on Mariupol
01/25/2015 - The crippling cold and ongoing violence mean residents of Ukrainian city are struggling to cope.
US ready to do more to fight Boko Haram
01/25/2015 - US Secretary of State on a visit to Nigeria pledges more help to defeat armed group.
Myriad challenges face Zambia president
01/25/2015 - Edgar Lungu will only be in office until 2016, and many question what he can achieve in that time.
Iran foreign minister summoned over walk with Kerry
01/25/2015 - Javad Zarif is being asked to explain a stroll he took with the US secretary of state during nuclear negotiations.
  New York Times
 
Saudis Expand Regional Power as Others Falter
25 Jan 2015 - Rather than undermine the Saudi dynasty, the chaos across the region appears instead to have lifted the monarchy to unrivaled power and influence.
Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice
25 Jan 2015 - As the International Criminal Court considers a war crimes investigation in the recent Gaza conflict, a new documentary film is showcasing previously unaired accounts of the brutal experiences of an earlier generation of Israeli soldiers.
At Least 18 Die in Egyptian Violence
25 Jan 2015 - After nearly 18 months of recurring police shootings at street protests since the military takeover in 2013, it was the deaths of two others killed over the weekend that most captured Egypt’s attention.
World Briefing: Libya: Gunmen Abduct an Official
25 Jan 2015 - Gunmen have kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government, the interior minister said Sunday.
World Briefing: Iraq: Bombings Kill at Least 15 People
25 Jan 2015 - A string of bombings ripped mainly through commercial areas in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
Shifting Alliances Play Out Behind Closed Doors in Yemen
25 Jan 2015 - A takeover led by Houthi rebels is part of a structure of shifting alliances and warring interests in Yemen that are now the subject of difficult negotiations.
Op-Ed Contributor: Political Sabotage over a Deal with Iran
25 Jan 2015 - Those who oppose any diplomacy between Iran and the West are already seeking to end the process altogether.
Experts See Signs of Moderation Despite Houthis’ Harsh Slogans
25 Jan 2015 - Experts and analysts say it would be premature to dismiss the Houthis as Yemen’s Hezbollah, despite their alliance with Iran.
Video Appears to Show Decapitated Body of a Japanese Hostage of ISIS
24 Jan 2015 - Japan’s prime minister on Sunday condemned the apparent killing by the Islamic State of the hostage as an “outrageous and unforgivable act of violence,” and demanded the immediate release of a second hostage.
Saudi Arabia’s Succession Line Is Set, but the Nation’s Path Remains Uncertain
24 Jan 2015 - King Salman was speaking as regional leaders shifted their schedules to attend what news reports said would be a simple and traditional burial.
Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood Members
24 Jan 2015 - The court ordered a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death and 115 others sentenced to life in a mass trial last year.
Open Source: Protester Is Killed as Egyptian Police Attack Marchers Carrying Flowers to Tahrir Square
24 Jan 2015 - Graphic images of a young woman being fatally wounded as peaceful protesters carrying flowers marched in Cairo infuriated Egyptian activists.
United Nations Memo: Modest Victory for Israel in Quest for International Meeting on Anti-Semitism
24 Jan 2015 - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday agreed to a bid by Israel to host a first-ever meeting devoted to the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide.
Japan Seeks to Verify Video of Hostage Death
24 Jan 2015 - An unconfirmed image released Saturday purported to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Central Election C'tee disqualifies Koolanu's No. 3, Tsega Melaku, from running in election
26 Jan 2015 - Melaku did not leave her post at the Israel Broadcast Authority the required 100 days before March 17 election.
Obama, new Saudi king to discuss fight against Islamist militants
26 Jan 2015 -
Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani
26 Jan 2015 -
Analysis: The victory of Syriza in Greece is bad news for Israel
26 Jan 2015 - Syriza’s ranks include an array of leftists ranging from Marxists to Greens.
Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages insulting Mohammad
26 Jan 2015 - Earlier this month, prosecutors launched an inquiry into a newspaper which reprinted parts of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo
18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC
26 Jan 2015 - Many recommendations – though not all – implemented, final decisions delayed: How will this impact the war crimes allegations?
Former Olmert aide Zaken freed from prison after serving time for Holyland role
26 Jan 2015 -
Colombian beauty wins Miss Universe in shadow of Israel-Lebanon photobomb controversy
26 Jan 2015 -
Senior police officer questioned for sexual harassment, indecent acts allegations
26 Jan 2015 -
'Israel warns Hezbollah: Don't dare attack our targets abroad'
26 Jan 2015 - The Arab-language newspaper 'Al-Hayat' quoted Western diplomats as saying that officials in Jerusalem sought to convey the message through indirect channels.
'Israel sends stern warning to Hezbollah: Don't dare attack our targets abroad'
26 Jan 2015 - The Arab-language newspaper 'Al-Hayat' quoted Western diplomats as saying that officials in Jerusalem sought to convey the message through indirect channels.
Rivlin to meet with Henry Kissinger during New York visit
26 Jan 2015 -
'Cyber Caliphate' hacks Malaysia Airlines website, record rap song
26 Jan 2015 -
Man found stabbed to death outside Haifa-area gas station
25 Jan 2015 -
Kiryat Shmona held by Sakhnin, remains in 2nd place
25 Jan 2015 - Kiryat Shmona led the league for much of the past three months, but dropped to its first defeat of the season at Maccabi Petah Tikva two weeks ago.
Hap Jerusalem back to rampant form against Herzliya
25 Jan 2015 - Re-energized Reds cruise to BSL win to climb to 2nd place; Hapoel hosts Maccabi in TA derby tonight.
Busy winter of golf on the Ga’ash links
25 Jan 2015 -
Buses to run as normal Monday after Egged strike called off
25 Jan 2015 - The strike is called off at the last minute following six hours of negotiations.
Survey: Journalism seen as less important and less trustworthy profession
25 Jan 2015 - Only 11% of Israelis would want their children to become reporters.
Elderly man severely burned in Abu Gosh store fire
25 Jan 2015 -
Soccer player murdered in Kafr Kasim shooting
25 Jan 2015 - Suheib Farij, a 24-year-old midfielder for SC Kafr Kasim, was shot multiple times in the upper body and legs
Two flights evacuated at Seattle international airport
25 Jan 2015 -
Lapid to reveal Yesh Atid's Knesset list Sunday night
25 Jan 2015 -
Delta and United airlines cancel east coast flights ahead of 'historic' storm
25 Jan 2015 -
Morocco nabs suspected killer of French tourist in Algeria
25 Jan 2015 -
Israeli ambassador to US calls Netanyahu address a 'sacred duty'
25 Jan 2015 - Tehran and the P5+1 are considering a nuclear deal that leaves Iran a "threshold nuclear power"— an unacceptable outcome, Israel's ambassador to the US Ron Dermer says.
Egged bus strike for Monday cancelled
25 Jan 2015 -
Analysis: Arab party unity deal – will it last?
25 Jan 2015 - Now that each party has guaranteed seats in the next Knesset, it can be expected that ideological and personal differences will break it apart.
Herzog may accept invite to Washington
25 Jan 2015 - AIPAC's invitation to Herzog to speak at its Policy Conference could help him build his diplomatic credentials as an alternative to the prime minister.
Two dead in suspected murder-suicide at New York Home Depot store
25 Jan 2015 -
Assad: Israeli strikes in Syria benefit al-Qaida
25 Jan 2015 -
Greek PM Samaras concedes defeat in snap election
25 Jan 2015 -
IAF upgrading old Hercules planes to bring them up to date
25 Jan 2015 - Aircraft made by US defense giant Lockheed Martin came into service in Israel some 40 years ago, and are currently coming up to the end of their operational lifespan.
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Jerusalem ICC, January 22
25 Jan 2015 - If Wang’s performance was exemplary, her refusal to engage the audience was a stinging disappointment.
Netanyahu urges Likud MKs to attack the press
25 Jan 2015 - PM convenes candidates for festive event to celebrate their victory in the December 31 primary and to listen to speeches on the party's strategy for March 17 election.
More chickens with bird flu culled at north-central kibbutz
25 Jan 2015 - Agriculture Ministry teams says area quarantined around Kibbutz Magal, which houses about 40,000 birds.
Significant drop seen in Jerusalem traffic accidents, injuries in 2014
25 Jan 2015 - Municipality cites infrastructural improvements, increased safety measures and educational campaign for significant drop.
German anti-Islam rally shrinks, 1st since leader resigned
25 Jan 2015 -
Netanyahu presented with emergency plan to absorb 120,000 French Jews
25 Jan 2015 - JPPI think tank proposes absorption policies designed to compete with Western countries.
MK Tibi suspects polls underestimate Arab united list strength
25 Jan 2015 - New Arab party established to run against united Arab list, claims to work for Arab citizens rather than confront the state.
Scheduling, not Netanyahu, prohibits Obama-Rivlin meeting
25 Jan 2015 - Rivlin first proposed meeting with Obama back in December.
Reporter who broke news of prosecutor's death arrives in Israel after fleeing Argentina
25 Jan 2015 - Damian Pachter, who holds dual Argentine-Israeli citizenship, said he had "quickly" fled South American country after fearing for his life following threats to his security.
Journalist who first reported prosecutor's death arrives in Israel after fleeing Argentina
25 Jan 2015 -
Largest Israeli religious youth movement invites members to build illegal settlement
25 Jan 2015 - On Friday, the Secretary-General of Bnei Akiva in Israel Danny Hirschberg sent out an SMS in which he invited the movement’s youth to participate in building the illegal settlement of Evyatar.
Environmentalist Yael Cohen Paran chosen for 24th spot on Labor-Hatnua list
25 Jan 2015 - In 2007, Cohen Paran established the Israel Energy Forum, where she still serves as CEO today.
Khalon calls for expanded benefits, credit for small businesses
25 Jan 2015 - Koolanu leader says government should pass legislation to ensure independent workers, such as entrepreneurs, get the same benefits as other employee.
Libya's Islamists Ansar al-Sharia confirm leader's death
25 Jan 2015 -
Yishai and Ben-Ari ‘in unification talks’
25 Jan 2015 - Both parties are struggling in polls, with Yachad frequently coming close or even passing the electoral threshold, and Otzma remaining under it with approximately 2 Knesset seats.
Beit Shemesh court: Remove signs warning women to dress modestly
25 Jan 2015 - Judge: Behavior of municipality and mayor created sections of the city which were not subject to the rule of law.
Undercover cop reveals huge cocaine ring in south Tel Aviv
25 Jan 2015 - Posing as a handyman with a serious cocaine habit, an undercover agent spent months recording cocaine deals in south Tel Aviv, pausing from his job only to fight in Op. Protective Edge.
Histarut threatens Monday Egged bus strike
25 Jan 2015 - The threat follows an Egged plan to lay off 160 workers and reduce work hours as a means of cutting NIS 100 million from its annual expenditure.
Hebrew U. scientists map brains of the blind
25 Jan 2015 - Researchers studying brain activity of blind people have tackled the long-inscrutable question of how tasks such as reading and identifying numerical symbols have their own brain region.
Lapid seeks NIS 700 pay boost for soldiers
25 Jan 2015 - The move, which Yesh Atid estimates would cost NIS 1.2 billion - NIS 1.5 billion, would be a major increase for soldiers, who currently earn between NIS 400-800 a month.
Analysis: Secret Israeli-Saudi ties likely to continue despite Abdullah's death
25 Jan 2015 - “The changes that the Middle East has experienced in recent years have created a set of joint interests between the two countries,” said Dr. Michal Yaari, an expert on Saudi foreign policy.
Israel seeks solutions for 20 million tons of salt set to pile up annually
25 Jan 2015 - Government is urging members of the public to propose alternative solutions for the massive amounts of sodium chloride.
15 protesters killed on anniversary of Egyptian uprising against Mubarak
25 Jan 2015 - Security forces have been stamping out dissent in Egypt since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013.
Ukrainian Jews look to evacuate city as Jewish woman reportedly killed by shelling
25 Jan 2015 - Number of casualties mounting amidst shelling by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Zarif and Kerry get a little too friendly for Iranian regime
25 Jan 2015 - Top diplomats from old adversaries strolling together in a foreign land provoked an outcry among Iranian hard-liners deeply wary of rapprochement with the "Great Satan".
Hezbollah in first response since Syria strike: Zionists will fail in attempts to set new rules
25 Jan 2015 - Deputy leader Naim Qassem says alleged Israeli strike is "an attempt to lay the foundation for a new equation in the framework of our struggle with them."
JPost News: January 25, 2015
25 Jan 2015 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
'Yelling, tongue lashing, and long hours' typical in Netanyahu household, new testimony says
25 Jan 2015 - "I am asking for nothing more than what I was promised and deserve according to the law," says Manny Naftali of his lawsuit against the Netanyahu couple.
Gal-On petitions to ban broadcast of Netanyahu speech to Congress
25 Jan 2015 - Meretz leader argument grounded in rule that it is illegal to broadcast campaign speeches for 60 days before an election.
New report on anti-Semitism finds France is most dangerous country for Jews
25 Jan 2015 - Study presented to the government shows anti-Semitic incidents rose by 400 percent during Operation Protective Edge.
Labor activist: Bayit Yehudi acts against Jewish values, name is misleading
25 Jan 2015 - Petition comes after Bayit Yehudi candidate had petitioned Central Election Committee to disqualify Labor-Hatnua from using its Hebrew name "The Zionist Camp."
'Likud politicians instructed to emphasize that Congress can override Obama's veto'
25 Jan 2015 - Army Radio report comes amid criticism that Netanyahu is hurting Israel's relations with the Obama administration by addressing Congress on Iran sanctions.
Netanyahu defends US trip: I’ll go wherever I’m invited to defend Israel against Iran
25 Jan 2015 - Netanyahu criticized for accepting invitation to speak before US Congress on the Iranian nuclear issue without coordinating first with the Obama administration.
Yisrael Beytenu to distribute 'Charlie Hebdo' pulled from Steimatzky shelves
25 Jan 2015 - Liberman: We won't let Islamic extremists intimidate Israel and turn it into IS.
Two casualties in ultra-light plane crash near Rishon Lezion
25 Jan 2015 - Paramedics found the two men lifeless in the burning plane.
Fearing entanglement with Iran and Hezbollah on the northern border
25 Jan 2015 - The ultimate test of whether the strike that killed six Hezbollah operatives and another six IRGC commanders last week was worth the risk has yet to come.
Labor-Hatnua to approve list
24 Jan 2015 - Labor announced its slogan for the election on Thursday: “It’s us or him,” referring to Netanyahu.
Rivlin blasts attack against Druse guard who served in President’s Residence
24 Jan 2015 - Police detain Isawiya man carrying knife near head of state’s official home.
Rivlin praises Abdullah for bringing stability to region
24 Jan 2015 - Jerusalem discusses sending condolence letter to Riyadh.
  YNet News
 
Egyptian prison officials: Hosni Mubarak's sons released from jail
26 Jan 2015 - ....
Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43
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Ethiopian born Tsega Melaku disqualified from running on Kahlon's list
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Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages insulting Mohammad
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Obama is a great friend of Israel
26 Jan 2015 - President's appeasement policy towards Islam is wrong, but not driven by hostility; Netanyahu needs to back out of detrimental speech to Congress. ....
Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron
26 Jan 2015 - ....
Nasrallah, a secretary-general in distress
25 Jan 2015 - Analysis: Golan strike caught Hezbollah's leader at a really bad time. If it were up to him, he would rather not face the dilemma of whether to retaliate against Israel or keep quiet. ....
Saudi king is dead, but his peace plan still lives
25 Jan 2015 - Analysis: For 13 years, Israeli politicians have been avoiding the comprehensive Arab peace initiative proposed by then-crown prince Abdullah; Riyadh is still waiting for our phone call. ....
What about haredi women's right to serve the state?
25 Jan 2015 - Op-ed: The ultra-Orthodox women fighting to be represented in Israeli politics are ignoring the inequality between them and other women who are serving in IDF bases, retirement homes or hospitals. ....
Druze soldier beaten by Jewish gang: We are all the same race
25 Jan 2015 - Tommy Houssan calls for tolerance after being hit with glass, bottles in hate attack; president phones father to show support. ....
UN Gaza probe looking for Israeli testimonies
25 Jan 2015 - Schabas Committee investigating war crimes in Gaza conflict calls on Israelis and Palestinians to submit claims by end of January. ....
Assad: Israel is al Qaeda's air force
25 Jan 2015 - In first response to alleged attack by Israel, Syrian president says Israel supporting the rebels: ' whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army.' ....
Israel could pay a price for Netanyahu's Congress speech
25 Jan 2015 - Analysis: If prime minister's US visit does help him win elections, he may find an even more hostile and critical president in the White House. Without America's support, Israel will be unable to deal with European and Palestinian challenges lying ahead. ....
Report notes 400% rise in anti-Semitic incidents during Gaza war
25 Jan 2015 - France noted as 'most dangerous country for Jews' after 100% rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the country; WZO poll finds 55% of Diaspora Jews do not feel safe in their countries. ....
Photos reveal rising anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany in 1935
25 Jan 2015 - Eighty years ago, two Jewish journalists sent a Dutch photographer to document anti-Semitism in Third Reich and expose true face of Nazi party to the world, but international media didn't print photos. ....
Holocaust survivor and American rescuer reunite after 70 years
24 Jan 2015 - Images capture emotional moment as former Dachau prisoner salutes soldier who liberated him; 'I am eternally grateful.' ....
Rabbis: French aliyah will lead to assimilation
24 Jan 2015 - Prominent religious leaders voice concerns that French Jews' immigration will result in mixed marriages, cause religious Jews to stop observing mitzvot. ....
 

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