"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
Send Vermont to the Gaza Freedom March
Events: July 14: VTJP Meeting
  International Middle East Media Center
Funeral Of Slain Man Held Under Strict Security Measures In Jerusalem
Hundreds of Palestinians, including family members, held earlier on Friday at dawn the funeral procession of the slain Palestinian, Ibrahim Hijazi, 32, in occupied Jerusalem although the police and the army imposed a tight siege in an attempt to limit the number of Palestinians attending the funeral. ...
Young Man Shot by Israeli Navy in Northern Gaza
The Israeli navy opened fire on Wednesday morning, against Palestinian fishermen, and shot a young man off Beit Lahia shores, in the northern Gaza Strip. ...
Israel recalls ambassador after Swedish government recognizes Palestine
After the Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine Thursday, Israeli officials announced the withdrawal of the Israeli ambassador from the northern European nation. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Seven Palestinians In West Bank
Army hands demolition orders in Bethlehem The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians in different communities in the occupied West Bank. ...
Former Political Prisoner Killed In Silwan
A former Palestinian political prisoner from the ath-Thoury neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by live fire of undercover Israeli soldiers. Israel alleges the slain Palestinian is behind the attempted assassination of fanatic rabbi Yehuda Glick. ...
SodaStream to Close Shop in Occupied West Bank
Israeli beverage firm SodaStream, amid intense boycott pressure from the international community, announced on Wednesday that it was closing a controversial factory located in an occupied West Bank settlement, while simultaneously reporting a 9% decline in sales. ...
Extremist Israeli Rabbi Shot at Jerusalem Rally
Right-wing Israeli rabbi and militiant activist http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=yehuda+glick&button=Search+%3E%3E was shot and injured at a rally in Jerusalem, this Wednesday evening, according to witnesses and Israeli police. ...
Israeli Violations Continue to Escalate in Occupied Territories
Provocations by Israeli soldiers and settlers continued in the occupied Palestinian territories, on Wednesday, with multiple violations occurring across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while militant Jewish settlers again broke into al-Aqsa Mosque via the Mughrabi gate. ...
Settlers Destroy Palestinian Property Under the Protection of Israeli Soldiers
Today at approximately 1:30 PM in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the head of security for the illegal settlements in the area attempted to destroy the property of a Palestinian man named Muhammad Knebi. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Shin Bet suspected Glick's shooter was involved in terrorist activity in August
Despite suspicion, Shin Bet did nothing to stop Muataz Hijazi's employment at the Begin Center.
Kerry: Open Temple Mount to Muslim worshipers
The U.S. secretary of state condemns shooting of American citizen in Jerusalem, says State Department seeking more information.
West making big mistake in fighting ISIS, says senior Israeli officer
IDF Northern Command officer says he thinks the U.S.-led coalition intervened too early against the Sunni militants, and 'not necessarily in the right direction.'
Israel recalls Sweden ambassador in protest of Palestine recognition
FM Avigdor Lieberman to consider permanently removing Isaac Bachman from post in Stockholm, officially downgrading Israel's diplomatic relations with Sweden.
Sweden becomes first European state to recognize Palestine
Israel's foreign minister says Sweden 'needs to understand that relations in the Middle East are more complicated than a piece of furniture from IKEA that you assemble at home.'
Abbas: Closure of Al-Aqsa amounts to 'declaration of war'
Israeli PM holds Palestinian president responsible for incitement and calls to ban Jews from holy site; closure of holy site follows assassination attempt on Jewish right-wing activist and terror attack in Jerusalem.
Kerry joins White House in condemning jibes against Netanyahu
'Such statements are disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging. I don’t know who the people that said those things are but it made our lives much harder,' Kerry said.
IDF refusenik goes on hunger strike
Udi Segal, who describes himself as a conscientious objector to the occupation, has already spent 50 days behind bars
Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian suspect in Jerusalem assassination attempt
Israeli security services say suspect in attack on Temple Mount activist opened fire on forces who arrived at his home to arrest him; hospital says Yehuda Glick is in critical but stable condition.
If only they called Netanyahu a hero
Me, a coward? I, Bibi, who quashed Hezbollah, Hamas and world terror? Now he might really set the world on fire.
Gazans 'liberate Palestine' in new computer game
Players are invited to use force, as well as diplomacy, in the fight against Israel.
Sweden to recognize State of Palestine today
Swedish government expected to officially recognize State of Palestine today, says Jerusalem official; Israel has been informed of decision.
The crisis with Washington is here to stay
The close security cooperation will continue, but America’s diplomatic defense of Israel at the UN and other international forums will not be immediate and obvious.
Official who slurred Netanyahu should be 'held to account,' says major U.S. Jewish group
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations demands action from White House against official who called Israel PM 'chickenshit,' while Anti-Defamation League says matter put to rest.
UN Security Council holds emergency session to discuss Israeli housing construction in E. Jerusalem
Increased construction would raise 'grave doubt' about Israel's plans for durable peace with Palestinians, says UN political chief.
Amid crisis, Netanyahu's senior adviser to hold White House talks
Thursday meeting in Washington 'a testament to the unprecedented level of security cooperation' between the countries, White House says.
White House to Haaretz: 'Chickenshit' jibe against Netanyahu inappropriate, counterproductive
State Department Spokesperson: When Secretary Kerry next speaks to Netanyahu, he will make clear these statements are not the view of the U.S.
Ya'alon: Putting Palestinians, Jews on same bus in West Bank guarantees terror attack
Defense minister tells MKs his plan for separate buses for Palestinians was not due to settler pressure, though IDF says there's no security risk.
Top 10 verbal spitballs between Obama and Netanyahu
Highlights from a history of incorrect relations, before 'chickenshit.'
WATCH: Bradley Burston: Netanyahu needs Israel in constant state of despair and fear
Haaretz columnist explains why he thinks peace with Palestinians isn't possible in our time.
Eye in the sky: Surveillance balloons watching rioters in East Jerusalem
Three operating now, two more to come; police used footage to bust youngsters throwing stones at light rail.
Netanyahu responds to U.S.: I am under attack for defending Israel
Hours after U.S. official quoted calling Netanyahu 'chickenshit', PM says alliance between Israel and U.S. is still strong despite arguments.
Netanyahu's office hits back at U.S. official's 'chickenshit' jibe: PM won't give in to pressure
In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, U.S. officials praised the prime minister’s caution about starting wars but decried his distaste for the peace process.
Israel Antiquities Authority taps politician with ties to rightist NGO
Kadima’s Israel Hasson has links to Elad, which administers the City of David archaeological site in Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Israeli Naval Forces Escalate Attacks against Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea;5 Fishermen Arrested and Boat Confiscate...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Israeli military demolishes a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills
10/28/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Operation Dove, Um Al Kheir, Occupied Palestine - Yesterday,Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kheir. The structures demolished are, three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United Nations...
Settlers destroy Palestinian property under the protection of Israeli soldiers
10/28/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, Tel Rumeida, Occupied Palestine - Today at approximately 1:30 PM in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the head of security for the illegal settlements in the area attempted to destroy the property of a Palestinian man named...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.
Mass graves found in western Iraq
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
Al Aqsa mosque is closed off for first time in 47 years as tensions flare
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - For the first time since 1967 the Israeli military has closed off Haram al-Sharif – the Noble Sanctuary and Al Aqsa Mosque to worshipers. A spokesperson for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas described the closure of the holy site as a “ declaration of war “. The Israeli...
Bouquets for Melissa Parke
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - Earlier this month I wrote an article for Mondoweiss on the story of Jewish-Israeli academic Dr Marcelo Svirsky and his 300 km walk from Sydney to Canberra . The purpose of his walk was to gather support for a BDS Petition against Israel. The petition was presented to...
SodaStream says it plans to leave West Bank for the Negev, but boycotters promise to not let up
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - SodaStream is dumping their apartheid digs in Occupied Palestine, allegedly. As news of SodaStream’s announced closure of their factory and forthcoming exit from Mishor Adumim Industrial Park in the illegal Jewish settlement of Ma’ale Adumim flooded main stream media yesterday the plagued seltzer company announced the...
‘Chickenshit’ attack enrages Netanyahu and lobby, but will it stir voters against Obama?
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - The report that a “senior” Obama administration official called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu “a chickenshit” for destroying the peace process continues to roil the political and diplomatic waters. Here’s a wrapup of some commentary on the revelation, including Netanyahu’s defiant speech addressing “attack” from anonymous sources in...
Malala and the Nobel Peace Prize: Why Rachel Corrie would never win
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - The recent announcement that Malala Yousafzai had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has widely been well received. Earlier this week, she announced to have her prize money donated to the rebuilding of 65 UN schools in Gaza that were destroyed in the Israeli led war...
Tunisia secularists win elections
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
ISIS, Terror and the Moral Hypocrisy of the West
Tikun Olam 29 Oct 2014 - *Thanks to Middle East Eye, which published an abridged version of this post here : Over the past months, ISIS, which had been fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, changed tactics and swept east from Syria and conquered vast swaths of largely-Sunni territory in western Iraq. ...
UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements
BBC 29 Oct 2014 - Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
Fear, Loathing and Terror in Israel-Palestine
Tikun Olam 29 Oct 2014 - I gave this talk earlier this week to the Unitarian Universalist Humanists of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Seattle on October 23rd. My talk goes till 46:00 approximately. The rest is Q&A, including a vocal altercation with an obstreperous audience member who thought I gave short...
Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire on the back of the ‘black army’?
Al-Akhbar Opinion 29 Oct 2014 - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), greets the people after the wreath placing ceremony with Turkish ministers, politicians and soldiers as they going to National Pact Tower within Turkish Republic Day celebrations on the 91st anniversary of its foundation at Ataturk's Mausoleum, also known as Anitkabir,...
ISIS threatens the Ismaili capital of Syria
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - The Syrian village of al-Silmiya. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) The Syrian village of al-Silmiya. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) The military operation in the northern and western countryside of Hama has almost achieved its goal, with the Syrian army recapturing most of the towns in the region. However, the war is...
Gaza: How the resistance manufactures its rockets with help from Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Palestinian Islamic Jihad members prepare al-Quds rockets during preparations to fire missiles into Israel, in the east of Gaza City, 20 December 2008. Palestinian Islamic Jihad members prepare al-Quds rockets during preparations to fire missiles into Israel, in the east of Gaza City, 20 December 2008....
Iran calls for immediate lifting of all sanctions as part of nuclear deal
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted as part of a deal on its contested nuclear program by a November deadline, a top official said Wednesday. The announcement came amid intensifying efforts to conclude a definitive pact. The six powers in the talks with Iran...
Yemen authorities arrest four al-Qaeda leaders as Houthis clash with tribesmen
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Yemeni authorities have arrested four al-Qaeda leaders responsible for a spate of suicide attacks and abductions of soldiers in the Arab Peninsula country. "This is a milestone in efforts aimed at fighting terrorism," a source in the Yemeni intelligence service was quoted as saying by the...
Muslim Brotherhood specialist: reformists isolated, leadership detached from reality
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Mursi march through the streets of Cairo in his support on November 8, 2013 in Cairo. (Photo: AFP-Gianluigi Guercia) Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Mursi march through the streets...
The phantom of Tripoli: abandoned and forgotten
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Amid the current tension and security concerns in Tripoli that have ignited sporadic violence in the city, a large urban space at the heart of the city has stayed tranquil, intact and forgotten. This site is the Tripoli international fair, which is formally known as the...
Servant of the British Empire: On the founding of Ibn Saud’s kingdom
Al-Akhbar Series and Features 29 Oct 2014 - King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz al-Saud (L) speaks to US Secretary of State John Kerry before meeting at the King's private residence June 27, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: AFP-Brendan Smialowski) King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz al-Saud (L) speaks to US Secretary of State John Kerry before...
Jihadi groups in north Lebanon admit to defeat in battle against the army
Al-Akhbar Politics 29 Oct 2014 - Lebanese soldiers are seen following the clashes between troops and masked gunmen as soldiers control the area in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on October 25, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) Lebanese soldiers are seen following the clashes between troops and masked gunmen as soldiers control the...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
Israeli Cartoonist Stands By 9/11 Image of Benjamin Netanyahu
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - Israeli cartoonist Amos Biderman stood by his an explosive work that depicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flying a plane towards the World Trade Center. Click here for the rest of the article...
Temple Mount Reopened for Muslim Worshippers
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - The Temple Mount will reopen immediately to Muslim worshippers, the Israel Police said following security assessments. Click here for the rest of the article...
White House Addresses 'Asperger-y' Comment About Benjamin Netanyahu
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - With all the media attention directed at the expression “chickenshit” used by anonymous senior administration officials to describe Benjamin Netanyahu, some of the other insults contained in the Jeffrey Goldberg’s report went almost unnoticed. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jewish Woman in 108-Catcall Video Gets Rape Threats
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - A Jewish woman featured in a video in which she is harassed more than 100 times on New York City’s streets said on Thursday that she has received dozens of rape threats after the clip was posted on the Internet and watched widely. Click here for...
John Kerry Slams 'Chickenshit' Slur on Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit” by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Sweden Recognizes 'Palestine' — Hopes Step to Peace
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Click here for the rest of the article...
Why the Mikveh Scandal Cuts So Deep
The Forward Editorial 29 Oct 2014 - EDITORIAL : The shocking peeping rabbi scandal has turned many women away from a place that should be a spiritual haven. They deserve to know the mikveh will be theirs again. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jews and Muslims Unite in Outrage as Israel Closes Temple Mount Over Violence Fears
The Forward New 30 Oct 2014 - Muslims and Jews unite in outrage as Israel closes the holy Temple Mount to all. Naomi Zeveloff reports on fallout from the shooting of a prominent right-wing activist. Click here for the rest of the article...
'Birthright' for Newlyweds? It's Coming Soon.
The Forward New 30 Oct 2014 - Inspired by Taglit-Birthright’s free trips to Israel for college students, a brand new program will bring Jewish newlyweds from North America on heavily subsidized honeymoons to the Holy Land. Click here for the rest of the article...
Ukraine’s Election Results Are Good for the Jews — But What Comes Next?
The Forward New 30 Oct 2014 - Ukraine voters backed its pro-Western leaders and delivered a stinging rebuke to anti-Semitic nationalists. Paul Berger asks if a new era is dawning in Kiev. Click here for the rest of the article...
Africa: Is Isis Allied to African Groups?
allAfrica.com 30 Oct 2014 - [African Arguments]In August 2014, Africa's spy chiefs met in Nairobi as part of the African Union's Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA). They expressed deep concern about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the likelihood that...
Somalia: The Fourth Counter-Piracy Conference Held in Dubai
allAfrica.com 30 Oct 2014 - [Ethiopia Government]The fourth Counter-Piracy conference opened in Dubai on Wednesday (October 29). Around 600 delegates, including foreign ministers of various countries as well as top diplomats, naval officers and industry leaders arrived for the two-day annual conference.
Somalia: UAE Cautions About a Relationship Between Al-Shabaab and ISIS
allAfrica.com 30 Oct 2014 - [Dalsan Radio]The foreign affairs minister of AEU, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan warned about a relationship between Alshabaab and ISIS rebels which fight in Syria and Iraq.
Liberia: Ebola Virus Disease Materials Arrive From Kuwait
allAfrica.com 29 Oct 2014 - [FrontPageAfrica]A consignment of medical equipment and accessories to aid Liberia's fight against the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in the country from the State of Kuwait. A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in near Kuwait City put the value of the medical supplies at over forty-five...
Ghana: Emirates Cashing in On Frequent Flyer Programme
allAfrica.com 29 Oct 2014 - [Ghanaian Chronicle]Emirates, a Dubai-based international airline has revealed that 50-60% of its passengers are members of the Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of the airline.
Ethiopia: Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Visits Kuwait Over the Weekend
allAfrica.com 29 Oct 2014 - [Ethiopia Government]Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, led an Ethiopian delegation including the Ministers of Finance and Agriculture to Kuwait over the weekend. Dr. Tedros delivered the "Food Security Project Proposal" from Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabir Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of...
Michigan 2014 Election News: Week of October 27
Arab American Institute 29 Oct 2014 - Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Michigan and get ready to Yalla Vote!
Virginia 2014 Election News: Week of October 27
Arab American Institute 29 Oct 2014 - Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Virginia and get ready to Yalla Vote!
Maryland 2014 Election News: Week of October 27
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Massachusetts 2014 Elections News: Week of October 27
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Ohio Election Update: Week of October 27
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9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 31 Oct 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 31 Oct 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 31 Oct 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 31 Oct 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 31 Oct 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 31 Oct 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...
SodaStream closes illegal settlement factory in response growing boycott campaign
Global BDS 30 Oct 2014 - - SodaStream to benefit from Israel’s displacement of Palestinians in Naqab – Retailers and investors dropped SodaStream over BDS pressure Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists today welcomed the news that SodaStream has announced it is to close its factory in the illegal Israeli settlement...
Israel’s Hannibal Directive
Sabbah report 31 Oct 2014 - Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. Slaughtering Palestinian civilians is longstanding Israeli policy. The post: Israel’s Hannibal Directive appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism
Sabbah report 31 Oct 2014 - 'Anti-Semitism', say the experts, is a 'virus' with no rational basis. That's the official decree. But real history is not so black and white. This is why the entire paradigm of anti-Semitic theory needs to be revised, deconstructed and junked. The post: The Virtue & Necessity...
US guilty of war crimes in Palestine
Sabbah report 31 Oct 2014 - If humanity is to be served, citizens who believe in equal access to international tools of justice must speak up and denounce the continued U.S. hegemony over Palestine. The post: US guilty of war crimes in Palestine appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 31 Oct 2014 - One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities. The post: Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up...
Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?
Sabbah report 31 Oct 2014 - Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations....
Gaza War Postmortems
Sabbah report 31 Oct 2014 - Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. The post: Gaza War Postmortems appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 31 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our opening panel, Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism , which highlighted the challenges facing advocates for Palestinian...
  Ma'an News
Israel seals Aqsa compound for 1st time since 1967
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces completely sealed off the Al-Aqsa compound for the first time in decades late Wednesday following the shooting of a far-right Israeli activist in Jerusalem. Hundreds of Muslim worshipers performed dawn prayers in the streets outside the...
Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspect in Jerusalem shooting
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Undercover Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in East Jerusalem early Thursday suspected of shooting a prominent Israeli extremist hours earlier. Special forces raided the al-Thuri neighborhood near Silwan at 2:30 a. m. and began...
Israeli forces seize body of Palestinian shot dead in East Jerusalem
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) - After Israeli forces allowed an ambulance to evacuate the body of Muataz Hijazi, Israeli intelligence agents obstructed it and took the body, Palestinian sources in Jerusalem said Thursday. They seized the body shortly after the Palestinian Red Crescent...
Abbas: Closure of Aqsa 'declaration of war'
10/30/2014 - RAMALLAH (AFP) -- Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday."This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of...
UN watchdog slams Israel abuses, demands Gaza war probe
10/30/2014 - GENEVA (AFP) -- A UN human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza. With tensions soaring in East Jerusalem and months of almost daily clashes, the...
Israeli court decides to keep manager of al-Aqsa TV in custody
10/30/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military court has decided to jail the West Bank manager of the Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa TV channel for four more months without trial under so-called administrative detention. Family members of Aziz Kayid, 50, told the Ahrar center...
Israel PM orders 'significant' increase in Jerusalem police
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday ordered a "significant increase" in police deployments in Jerusalem following an assassination attempt on a Jewish ultranationalist." I have ordered a significant increase in forces as well as in means (available to them...
Palestinians clash with Israel police in Silwan
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces on Thursday in occupied East Jerusalem after police killed a man suspected of attempting to kill a far-right Jewish activist, a Ma'an correspondent reported. The clashes were centered around the Silwan...
Aqsa reopened to Palestinian worshipers ahead of 'Day of Rage'
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Thursday evening decided to reopen Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after ordering its closure and following Arab and US calls for Muslim worshippers to be allowed in." It was decided to restore (the compound...
Hamas applauds shooting of right-wing activist
10/30/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) - Hamas on Thursday applauded the shooting attack targeting right-wing Israeli lawyer and rabbi Yehuda Glick. A spokesman said Glick "is known for leading right-wing Jewish groups into the al-Aqsa mosque compound."In a statement, Fawzi Barhoum said...
Islamic Jihad: Glick shooting 'natural response'
10/30/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Islamic Jihad movement said Thursday that Palestinians in Jerusalem are in a "defense state" facing Israeli forces and settlers who aim to control Jerusalem. Daoud Shihab, Islamic Jihad spokesperson, told Ma'an that the apparent...
Abbas hails 'historic' Swedish recognition of Palestinian state
10/30/2014 - RAMALLAH (AFP) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday hailed a decision by Sweden to officially recognize the state of Palestine, his spokesman said."President Abbas welcomes Sweden's decision," Nabil Abu Rudeina added, saying the Palestinian leader described the move as "brave...
US disavows sharp criticism of Israeli PM
10/30/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Already turbulent US-Israel ties hit new lows Wednesday as Washington scrambled to distance itself from scathing criticism of the Israeli prime minister as a coward out to save his political skin. Despite acknowledging some US differences with Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama...
Qaraqe: Glick shooter 'hero' of Palestinian prisoner movement
10/30/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Chairman of the Palestinian Department of Prisoner Affairs Issa Qaraqe on Thursday defended the legacy of a man killed by Israeli forces the day before after being accused of shooting a right-wing extremist, calling him a "hero" who...
Reconstruction material enters Gaza via Kerem Shalom
10/30/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Thursday allowed several trucks of reconstruction material to enter the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing. Director of the Kerem Shalom crossing Munir al-Ghalban said in a statement that reconstruction material for the...
Ministry: Israel recalls envoy after Sweden recognizes Palestine
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden for "consultations" Thursday, hours after Stockholm officially recognized the state of Palestine, the foreign ministry spokesman said."This indeed reflects our irritation and annoyance at this unhelpful decision, which does not contribute to a...
Israeli forces reopen road in Ramallah
10/30/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) - Israeli forces on Thursday morning reopened a section in a main road near Ramallah in the central West Bank after they closed it with large concrete blocks about 10 days ago. The section links to the main road...
Protest march planned for Qalandia on Sunday
10/30/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Nationalist parties in the Ramallah and al-Bireh districts of the central West Bank on Thursday called for a march to the Qalandia military checkpoint on Sunday to protest Israeli "violations" of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The march is...
Body of Jerusalem shooting suspect to be delivered late Thursday
10/30/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court has ruled that the body of Muataz Ibrahim Hijazi, 32, who was shot dead overnight, can be returned to his family late Thursday. Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer for prisoner rights group Addameer, said Hijazi'...
Analysis: The political orphans of Jerusalem revolt
10/30/2014 - By Daoud Kuttab - For years, governing powers in the Middle East have worked hard at decimating the leadership structure of any opposing group. Experts credit the success of various revolts and protests during the past three years to a leaderless revolution that...
Fatah receives permission to commemorate Arafat death in Gaza
10/30/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Fatah movement has received approval from Hamas authorities in Gaza to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in al-Katiba square in western Gaza City in November. The commemoration will...
Saudi rejects 20,000 cases of Palestinian olive oil
10/30/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Saudi Arabian authorities refused on Wednesday to allow 20,000 Palestinian olive oil containers through the Jordanian-Saudi land borders for "not matching the Saudi specifications."Muhammad al-Barqawi, one of the Palestinian olive oil exporters, told Ma'an that...
  The Guardian
Sweden officially recognises state of Palestine
30 Oct 2014 - Sweden becomes first EU member in western Europe to make move, saying we hope this will show the way for others Sweden has officially...
Kerry says US official's 'chickenshit' jibe at Netanyahu was disgraceful and damaging
30 Oct 2014 - Secretary of state tries to ease tensions between US and Israel after unnamed American official was reported to have called Israeli PM chickenshit Netanyahu:...
Al-Aqsa mosque closure sparks outrage amongst both Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem - video
30 Oct 2014 - The closure of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque sparks protests outside the holy site on Thursday. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, called the closure a 'declaration...
Israel closes Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors
30 Oct 2014 - Closure of Temple Mount site denounced by Mahmoud Abbas as tantamount to a declaration of war Israel on Thursday ordered the first full closure...
Why Gazans are dreaming of tourism | Michael Luongo
30 Oct 2014 - With pledges of $5.4bn for Gazas postwar reconstruction, and hotels intact, some see a chance to reconnect with the world Tourism initiatives in the...
Far-right rabbi shot and seriously wounded in attack in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - Israeli police say they have killed a suspect after Yehuda Glick shot at close range outside meeting of activists A far-right rabbi was shot...
Maureen Lipman drops long-standing support for Labour party
29 Oct 2014 - The prominent actor said she could not vote for Chuka Harman Burnham Hunt Balls brigade Actor Maureen Lipman has abandoned a lifetimes support of...
SodaStream to move factory out of West Bank Israeli settlement
29 Oct 2014 - CEO denies factory move is response to boycott campaign BDS movement reiterates condemnation of company Palestinian activists have hailed a decision by SodaStream International,...
Netanyahu insists he is 'under attack for defending Israel' after remarks from US official
29 Oct 2014 - Quotes from senior Obama administration figures damn Israeli prime minister as chickenshit over stance on settlements and peace with Palestinians US relations with Israel...
Malala Yousafzai gives $50,000 to reconstruction of Gaza schools
29 Oct 2014 - Nobel peace prize winner says money will go through UN agency and help rebuild 65 schools in Palestinian territory Malala Yousafzai , the Pakistani education...
Israeli policy on Iran is the biggest threat to its 'special relationship' with America | Ali Gharib
30 Oct 2014 - The crisis in US-Israel relations isnt that someone called Netanyahu chickenshit. Its the growing distance over policy on Iran Is the US-Israel relationship in...
Israeli police shoot dead suspect in assassination attempt on far-right rabbi
30 Oct 2014 - Killing of Muataz Hijazi follows shooting of Yehuda Glick, a leading voice in efforts to gain more Temple Mount prayer rights Israeli police have...
  Daily Star
Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he was worried about the escalation of tensions across Jerusalem and urged leaders to reopen Temple Mount to Muslim worshippers.
Saly Greige: the Miss with a mission
30 Oct 2014 My ambition is what drove me to (enter) the Miss Lebanon competition, said Saly Greige, newly crowned Miss Lebanon 2014.
US attacks on ISIS may help Assad: Pentagon chief
30 Oct 2014 Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel acknowledges that Syria's President Bashar Assad could "benefit" from U.S.-led air strikes against ISIS, one of the regime's adversaries.
Hariri pledges $20M to repairs areas damaged in north Lebanon clashes
30 Oct 2014 Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged Thursday 20 million dollars to areas damaged by the latest military offensive in north Lebanon.
  Ha'aretz National News
Conversion reform is seen passing as a cabinet decision
Ha'aretz - 31 Oct 2014
Should Israel apply labor laws to Palestinian workers in West Bank?
Ha'aretz - 31 Oct 2014
Jewish National Fund votes to take back control of vast swathes of land
Ha'aretz - 31 Oct 2014
Prison Service declines Arabic privacy waiver
Ha'aretz - 31 Oct 2014
Turning back the wheel: Kids under 14 forbidden to ride electric bicycles
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
From persecution in Sudan to prison in Israel
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Livni: Settlers want ‘apartheid’ buses
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Olmert told police: Zaken turned against me because she was paid off by Sheldon Adelson
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Police decide to open Temple Mount on Friday; Fatah calls for 'day of rage' in Jerusalem
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Haaretz cartoonist: I was mocking Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Not your typical Temple Mount zealot
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Want to recruit IDF soldiers? Don't wear a miniskirt
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Gazans 'liberate Palestine' in new computer game
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Alert the fashion police: Israel's only women prison hosts inmate fashion show
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Israel ranks sixth among OECD nations in car thefts per capita
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Police recommend charging former Ashdod port union boss
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Prominent U.S.-born right-wing activist seriously wounded in Jerusalem shooting
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Ben-Gurion Airport ends VIP treatment for prominent rabbis
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Who unfriended whom on Facebook during the Gaza war? The stats are in
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Lapid blasts increased settlement funding: It's harming Israel at this time
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Bill to punish employers of African migrants shot down by Yesh Atid
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Violence in Israeli Arab schools nearly doubled in last four years
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Garbage fills Israel’s beaches after first rains
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Khatib warns of Israel’s “step-by-step†Judaization policy in al-Aqsa
Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib has warned of what he dubbed “the step-by-step†policy adopted by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) as part of a larger Judaization scheme in al-Aqsa Mosque.
Report: Over 300,000 citizens jobless in the West Bank and Gaza
The Palestinian central bureau of statistics said there are more than 300,000 citizens with no jobs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip according to data collected during the second quarter of 2014.
Mass-arrests, interrogation summonses reported in IOF assaults throughout WB
The Israeli occupation forces rounded up 15 Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation following a round of arbitrary home-raids and combing operations across the West Bank.
Masri: Egypt postponed truce negotiations
Hamas MP Mushir al-Masri said that Egypt has postponed the convening of indirect truce negotiations between a Palestinian delegation and Israel that was scheduled to start in Cairo on Monday.
Jewish settlers destroy Palestinian farmer’s property
Jewish settlers destroyed part of the fence surrounding the land lot of Qunaibi family in Tal Rumaida in al-Khalil on Sunday as a prelude to lay their hands on it.
Clashes ongoing between young men and Israeli troops in east J'lem
Violent clashes broke out Saturday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli policemen in different areas of occupied Jerusalem.
Hayya: Israel will pay for its reluctance regarding Gaza reconstruction
Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said Israel’s security will pay the price for the delay in rebuilding Gaza after the recent Israeli offensive.
Hamas: Talks with Israeli occupation to resume Monday as scheduled
Senior Hamas leader, Ismail Redwan, has ruled out all potential scenarios for the delay of the indirect talks between the Palestinian resistance factions and the Israeli occupation.
Khudari urges the Palestinians to be united against Israel's violations in J'lem
MP Jamal Al-Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, called on the Palestinians from all spectra to join forces with each other to confront Israel's violations in occupied Jerusalem.
Hamdallah’s credibility below par after he reneged on reconstruction pledges
PLC member Atef Udwan said PM Hamdallah’s dragging of his feet vis-à-vis his promises regarding the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip dealt heavy blows at his credibility as an elected politician.
Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid
JERUSALEM/DUBAI 07 October 2014 (IRIN) - Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions.
Burkina Faso president refuses to step down
10/30/2014 - Long-time president Blaise Compaore refuses to heed protesters demands, seeking to lead transitional government instead.
Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi
10/30/2014 - Palestinian president condemns closure of al-Aqsa mosque as a "declaration of war" while clashes rage in east Jerusalem.
Sweden recognises state of Palestine
10/30/2014 - Israel recalls its ambassador following move Swedish foreign minister hopes "will show the way for others".
UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion
10/29/2014 - UN political chief tells Security Council that Israeli plans to build new homes in Jerusalem could ignite more violence.
US urges Myanmar to support Rohingya rights
10/30/2014 - US President urges Myanmar leader to support civil and political rights of the stateless Rohingya Muslims minority.
US nurse defies Ebola quarantine by cycling
10/30/2014 - Woman who returned to Maine after treating patients in Sierra Leone says 21-day quarantine is "scientifically unsound".
Ukraine and Russia strike gas deal
10/30/2014 - Moscow to resume gas exports into Ukraine throughout winter despite rivalry in EU brokered deal.
Nigerian president confirms re-election bid
10/30/2014 - Goodluck Jonathan thanked supporters for raising $130,000 nomination fee needed to enter February race for second term.
  New York Times
Sunni Tribesmen Say ISIS Exacts Brutal Revenge
30 Oct 2014 - Islamic State militants have killed scores of members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe that fought them for months, tribal leaders and officials said.
Family of Washington Post Reporter Calls on Iran to Free Him
30 Oct 2014 - Relatives of Jason Rezaian, held without explanation for more than two months, said “it’s time for Iran to concede Jason’s innocence and release him.”
Letter From the Middle East: For Israelis and Palestinians, Another Divide to Contend With: Time
30 Oct 2014 - After decades of fighting over borders and refugees, Israelis and Palestinians cannot even agree on what time it is, as their daylight saving calendars remain out of sync.
Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai
30 Oct 2014 - The demolitions are part of a government plan to create a buffer to curb the flow of weapons and militants between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - After closing it over security concerns, Israel said the site, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble Sanctuary, would reopen on Friday.
Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Jerusalem Holy Site
30 Oct 2014 - A decades-long arrangement for Jordan to oversee the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, is under strain because of recent clashes between Jews and Muslims.
Open Source: Israeli Cartoonist Compares Netanyahu to 9/11 Hijackers
30 Oct 2014 - A political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as a hijacker attacking the World Trade Center as happened in 2001 has stirred outrage and confusion.
Israel Blocks Access to Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - The authorities closed off all access to a holy site in the Old City on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman called “a declaration of war.”
Malala Yousafzai Donates Prize Money to Rebuild Gaza School
30 Oct 2014 - The Pakistani teenager who shared the Nobel Peace Prize this year donated $50,000 from another award to rebuild a United Nations school damaged in the war between Israel and Hamas.
Israeli Firm, Target of Boycott, to Shut West Bank Plant
30 Oct 2014 - The producer of home carbonation systems, which became a focal point of a movement to boycott Israeli products made in the West Bank, said it planned to close the facility next year.
Sweden Gives Recognition To Palestinians
30 Oct 2014 - Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Israel said the decision by Stockholm was unfortunate and would strengthen radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.
Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq
29 Oct 2014 - A Pentagon review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military.
Activist in Israel Is Wounded in Shooting
29 Oct 2014 - The victim, Yehuda Glick, advocates more Jewish access at a hotly contested holy site revered by Muslims and Jews.
Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza
29 Oct 2014 - Demolition began a day after hundreds of homes were evacuated, making room for a buffer zone that officials say will stop militants and weapons.
  Jerusalem Post
Police on high alert at Temple Mount after Fatah calls for 'day of rage'
31 Oct 2014 - Israel Police decide to reopen site after closing it Thursday for first time in 14 years; entrance will be limited to men over 50 and women; Fatah calls on Palestinians to "defend Aksa Mosque."
Jewish and Arab Abu Tor residents fearful following early-morning shootout, rioting
31 Oct 2014 - “It’s times like this that the whole Middle East conflict hits home,” says resident of mixed Jerusalem neighborhood.
Friend and colleagues describe Glick as quiet, dignified and dedicated to the cause
31 Oct 2014 - Glick was "totally nonviolent, despite the violence directed toward him at the Temple Mount."
UNHRC to Israel: Probe Gaza, start working on settler evacuations
30 Oct 2014 - Report recommends compensation for Gazan victims and punishment for human rights violators.
Sweden says relations with Israel excellent, despite recalling of ambassador
30 Oct 2014 - Swedish FM tells CNN that she does not see Israel's sharp response to Stockholm's move to recognize a Palestinian state as a personal attack against the country.
Yisrael Beytenu revives bill to limit muezzin’s call to prayer by labeling it noise pollution
30 Oct 2014 - ‘Freedom of religion does not mean individual rights can be trampled,’ says MK Ilatov.
Kerry expresses alarm over growing tensions across Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - Fears of religious conflict, or Intifada, "extremely concerning" to Washington.
ISIS, Iran top agenda of US-Israel consultation
30 Oct 2014 - Meeting attended by US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Israel's Yossi Cohen.
Settler leader accuses state of caving to pressure, delaying Gva'ot project
30 Oct 2014 - Gush Etzion Regional Council head Davidi Perl seeks to advance Gva'ot project on 4,000 dunams outside Alon Shvut which was reclassified as state land in August.
Revisiting the peace process: Jordan-Israeli relations
30 Oct 2014 - Over the last year, we have heard much about the possibility of a long and just peace between Israel and Palestine.
‘Post’ poll finds significant drop in Israelis’ view of Obama
30 Oct 2014 - Only 16% of Israeli public believe US president's administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian.
EXCLUSIVE: Israel to provide aid to displaced Ukrainian Jews
30 Oct 2014 - Government earmarks NIS 2 million for the rehabilitation of Jews displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad call for Palestinians to step up 'resistance' against Israel
30 Oct 2014 - Islamist movement controlling Gaza calls for demonstrations in coastal enclave, West Bank on Friday.
Yehuda Glick's condition slightly improves following assassination attempt
30 Oct 2014 - Glick is suffering from injuries to his intestines, chest, and ribs, which were fractured, following four gunshot wounds.
Senior IDF source: In future war, Hezbollah will be able to shut down Ben-Gurion Airport
30 Oct 2014 - Western rush to work with radical Shi'ites to fight Islamic State a 'mistake,' source says.
Jerusalem Post News: October 30, 2014
30 Oct 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Police Chief says they received no specific threats against Glick
30 Oct 2014 - Glick’s father and others close to him say Glick had complained to police at least five times recently about threats, but was not provided protection.
Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden for consultations
30 Oct 2014 - Move comes after Scandinavian country decided to recognize Palestinian statehood.
Rivlin calls for crackdown on terrorism in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - Livni, Lapid say response must be measured, responsible; housing minister calls to allow Jews to pray on Temple Mount; Arab, Jewish MKs lament closure of holy site.
top things to do 10
30 Oct 2014 - What to look out for this week.
EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian minors indicted for attempted IDF courthouse suicide bombing
30 Oct 2014 - The indictments state as follows: the two minors met on September 21 and decided to carry out a terror attack against high ranking IDF personnel as revenge for Palestinians killed by the IDF.
Dew drops on pine needles
30 Oct 2014 - Join Yehoshua Halevi for a Photography Walking Tour this week.
A breed apart
30 Oct 2014 - Golan ranchers are struggling to preserve a tradition against market forces, and an Israeli diet that doesn’t pay much attention to meat.
This week in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
  YNet News
How to prevent a religious war in the Middle East
30 Oct 2014 - In wake of the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick, Palestinians are closer than ever to a direct confrontation – and it may be worse than a third Intifada. There are steps that need to be taken to keep tensions from boiling over any further. ....
US has turned Netanyahu into its punching bag
30 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Instead of engaging in self-examination over its failures in Muslim world, Obama administration is personally attacking Israel's prime minister. ....
Peru foils Hezbollah terror plot against Israelis, Jews
30 Oct 2014 - Lebanese national Muhammad Amadar was arrested in Lima; he is suspected of targeting the Israeli Embassy, as well as popular Israeli tourist destinations and Jewish centers. ....
SWedish FM to Lieberman: I'd be happy to send you IKEA flat pack
30 Oct 2014 - Top diplomats trade furniture analogies as Israel recalls envoy in Stockholm over Swedish recognition of Palestinian state. ....
ADL urges Israeli newspaper Haaretz to apologize for cartoon depicting Netanyahu as 9/11 hijacker flying plane into Twin Towers
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Swedish FM hits back at Lieberman's IKEA quip
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IDF Chief Gantz: We are alert and ready to act with necessary intensity
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Jerusalem violence continues with attack on Jewish car in Arab neighborhood
30 Oct 2014 - Riots in East Jerusalem following death of suspected gunman in Glick shooting; police respond with tear gas; local resident says situation 'becoming like another Intifada'. ....
Lebanese army detains 50 in north after weekend clashes
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Syrian air strikes kill over 200 civilians in 10 days
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Concealing incest: Victim is always to blame
30 Oct 2014 - There is nothing incest victims need more than support and faith. The Noach Torah portion presents the first case of sexual relations between relatives in the Bible. And who's fault is it? As always, the victim. ....
A fiery devotee on the Temple Mount
30 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Yehudah Glick's life mission was to break the status quo at the most sensitive and dangerous place in Jerusalem; others had the same goal, but none shared his level of addiction. ....
Czechs honor 'Britian's Schindler'
29 Oct 2014 - Czech President Zeman awards Sir Nicholoas Winton with highest state honor for helping to save children from Nazi death camps. ....
From sanctions to veto: The US has plenty of ways to punish Israel
29 Oct 2014 - Analysis: Clash between Obama and Netanyahu could have devastating ramifications for Israel: From postponed arms shipments, to international isolation and even a possible shift regarding Israel's alleged nuclear program. ....
Kastner's killer: I would never have shot him today
29 Oct 2014 - 81-year-old Ze'ev Eckstein reflects on the murder that was the culmination of a shocking trial on Jewish collaboration with the Nazis. ....

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