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ISM Report: Children Tear-gassed on 2nd Day of School
30 Aug 2016 -
Gaza: Two Years After
30 Aug 2016 - The humanitarian affairs office of the UN in Palestine warns of dwindling funds for its stopgap solutions to Israeli occupation and besiegement of Gaza. August 30, 2016, Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour The United Nations...
Palestinian Injured by Settler Dogs
30 Aug 2016 - An elderly Palestinian man sustained serious to moderate injuries Tuesday after an Israeli settler unleashed his dogs on him, according to a Palestinian official. Rizeq Abu Nasir, coordinator of the popular committee against the
Amnesty International: ‘Secret trial’ of Gaza aid worker will not deliver justice
30 Aug 2016 - Israeli authorities must ensure that the trial of a detained humanitarian worker employed by the charity “World Vision” is fair and open, said
Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing to Gaza for Three Days
30 Aug 2016 - (Photo: PNN archive image) nsnbc : Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt’s North Sinai province and Palestine’s Gaza Strip for three days to accommodate Palestinian pilgrims.
PPS: “Army Kidnaps Twenty-One Palestinians In The West Bank”
30 Aug 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and on Tuesday, twenty-one Palestinians, during massive military invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS...
Updated: Israeli Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinians In Hebron
30 Aug 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday, several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped nine Palestinians. Mohammad Awad, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Beit...
Israeli Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home In Sur Baher
30 Aug 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday, Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished one home, reportedly for being built without a permit. Eyewitnesses said a large Israeli military force invaded the town, accompanying personnel...
Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians In Tulkarem And Jenin
30 Aug 2016 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians in the northern West Bank districts of Tulkarem and Jenin, and took them to nearby military camps. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said...
Palestinian Family In Jerusalem Buries Son Who Was Killed By The Army In October Of 2015
30 Aug 2016 - The Israeli authorities released, on Tuesday at dawn, the body of Tha’er Abu Ghazala, 19, who was killed by the army on October 8 th , 2015, after reportedly stabbing and wounding a soldier, and three other...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses
Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Boycotting Israel in Lebanon: 'A lot more to be done'
08/27/2016 - Activists have launched an app enabling people to instantly check if a product is made by a company supporting Israel.
  Daily Star
 
U.N. aid going to Assad-linked groups: report
30 Aug 2016 United Nations aid contracts worth tens of millions of dollars have gone to people closely associated with Syrian President Bashar Assad despite U.S. and EU sanctions, the Guardian reported Tuesday.
FPM hints at quitting dialogue after boycott
30 Aug 2016 The Free Patriotic Movement Tuesday ramped up its campaign against the government, vowing to challenge all Cabinet decrees passed in the absence of its ministers, while hinting it might quit national dialogue if the concept of...
U.N. warns of Israel-Lebanon war
30 Aug 2016 The U.N. Security Council is warning that violations of the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict that none of the parties or the region can afford.
  YNet News
 
State Dept: US aware of Afghan hostage video, assessing it
30 Aug 2016 - ....
Who's afraid of the Jewish state?
30 Aug 2016 - Op-ed: Many Israelis support the demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state; but why aren't we demanding the same from our own government? The idea of a national home for the Jewish people is the founding principle of our country. ....
ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license
30 Aug 2016 - ....
French restaurateur throws out two Muslim women, enquiry launched
30 Aug 2016 - The owner of a restaurant just outside of Charles De Gaulle airport was filmed expelling two veiled Muslim women, saying 'All Muslims are terrorists;' the public prosecutor is looking into the incident. ....
ISIS says its spokesman killed in Syria -Amaq News
30 Aug 2016 - ....
Israel lashes back after UN envoy's comments on settlements
30 Aug 2016 - Following comments that West Bank settlements are one of the biggest obstacles to peace, the PM's spokesman has stated that this 'distorts history.' ....
Alsheikh: 'Natural' for police to suspect Ethiopian-Israelis more readily
30 Aug 2016 - The Israel Police commissioner made the controversial statement at an Israel Bar Association conference Tuesday; 'It has been proven that immigrants are more involved in crime than others,' he said. ....
Vladimir Putin - not THAT Vladimir Putin - nabbed in Florida
30 Aug 2016 - ....
Cannes burkini ban overturned after top French court ruling
30 Aug 2016 - ....
UK man identifies 12-year-old son as ISIS murderer
30 Aug 2016 - A British man has identified his son, JoJo, as the British boy seen recently executing a shackled Kurd along with four other young boys; he says that JoJo was taken by his mother to Syria three years ago. ....
AG says will release details of Netanyahu investigation when possible
30 Aug 2016 - Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit spoke at an Israel Bar Association conference, stating that he sees importance in releasing information about investigations involving public servants. ....
WATCH: IDF's new system to allow firing without exiting the APC
30 Aug 2016 - The Drakonit system will permit IDF soldiers to fire at targets up to 1.5 kilometers away without exiting their armored vehicles, providing them with greater protection. ....
Former Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer laid to rest
30 Aug 2016 - In a funeral attended by the leaders of the nation past and present, the former minister of defense and coordinator of government activities in the territories was laid to rest in Holon; amongst his eulogizers were Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former President Shimon Peres. ....
No need to put a ring on it: 30% more Israeli couples forgo marriage
30 Aug 2016 - A new study has has shown that from 2012 to 2014, unwed Israeli Jews living together has jumped; however, Israeli Muslim couples getting traditionally married has increased. ....
WATCH: Ukrainian forces drill hostage situation at Israeli Embassy
30 Aug 2016 - Ukrainian Special Forces simulate takeover of embassy building in Kiev by 'terrorists' who posed as visitors; when the 'negotiations' with the kidnappers 'failed,' the forces stormed into the building, regaining control over it. ....
Brussels Airlines turns around on halva boycott
30 Aug 2016 - After being pressured by pro-Palestinian BDS groups to boycott Israeli halva snacks on their flights, Brussels Airlines has reversed its decision, saying it will continue to serve the Israeli made sweet; move comes after diplomatic and social pressure were applied to the airline. ....
Ramat Gan Safari welcomes baby giraffe
30 Aug 2016 - Dikla the giraffe gave birth to 1.9-meters-tall (about 6'3) male calf; but since she failed to nurse him, safari caretakers had to bottle feed him with special milk, not leaving his side for two days; 'We were going to do whatever it takes for him to survive.' ....
Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4
30 Aug 2016 - US President Obama is expected to hold a meeting with Turkish President Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China in early September; the two are expected to discuss the attempted coup and the Syrian conflict. ....
Inside extreme right-wing group's training camp
30 Aug 2016 - Anti-assimilation group Lehava teaches Hilltop Youth aged 14-22 Krav Maga, spoken Arabic phrases to intimidate with, and how to keep silent during police and Shin Bet interrogations. ....
ISIS buried thousands in 72 mass graves
30 Aug 2016 - Photographs, some hard to look at, show human remains found in multiple grave sites; thousands of people have been buried at these sites, believed to be the victims of ISIS. ....
A baller against all odds
29 Aug 2016 - Itay Erenlib lost both of his legs and was seriously injured in his arm in an IED explosion in Nablus during his IDF service. After a miraculous recovery that amazed all of his doctors, Erenlib returned to the army to finish his service, got a degree in life sciences and is now training to play wheelchair tennis at the Rio Paralympic Games next month. ....
Egypt seeks tougher punishment for female genital mutilation
29 Aug 2016 - The practice, considered by many in the country as preserving a girl's purity, can lead to significant health complications and even death. A new bill that comes before the Egyptian parliament aims to set jail terms for those who perform it. ....
Fuelling the flames in Hebron
29 Aug 2016 - Op-ed: When observing the conflict through Hebron—and that's what's happening in the international community—Israel's haters register more and more successes. The chance of changing the cursed status quo in the city is close to zero. ....
Iran inaugurates its homegrown Intranet network
29 Aug 2016 - The National Network of Data, still in its first phase, aims to promote online Islamic content, and encourage less dependence on the Internet; it is scheduled to be ready by August 2017. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
King hosts 1,000 Hajis from families of Palestinian martyrs
Arab News 30 Aug 2016 - Author: ARAB NEWS Wed, 2016-08-31 ID: 1472594206627945100 JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a directive to host 1,000 Palestinian members of the families of martyrs to perform Haj this year. Sheikh Saleh Al-Asheikh, chief of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...
Gag order extended as police refuse to release CCTV footage of Qalandiya killing
+972 Magazine 30 Aug 2016 - A Palestinian mother of two and her 16-year-old brother were shot and killed by Israeli security guards at Qalandiya checkpoint in April, even though eyewitnesses say they posed no risk. The police refuse to release the CCTV footage – maybe they know something we don’t? By...
Tue: Israel Chemicals lifts TASE
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2016 - The stock market rose today, on light trading, with Israel Chemicals boosted by merger talks between Potash and Agrium.
Beyond the flag
Mondoweiss 30 Aug 2016 - “ A flag? What good have flags ever done? Have they ever protected a city from the shrapnel of a bomb?” asked Palestine’s most famous revolutionary poet, the late Mahmoud Darwish. Often described as “the national poet of a nationless people,” Darwish was a humanist above...
PA opens fire on funeral of Fatah leader beaten to death by Palestinian security officers
Mondoweiss 30 Aug 2016 - Violence / Detentions — West Bank / Israel Thousands attend funeral of man beaten to death by Palestinian police NABLUS (Ma‘an) 28 Aug — Thousands of Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday afternoon took part in a funeral for Ahmad Izz Halaweh,...
Going concern warning for Africa Israel
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2016 - Africa Israel reported as second quarter loss of NIS 163 million.
Family fights to free disabled Palestinian man being in Israeli prison
Mondoweiss 30 Aug 2016 - If only I had known someone working in 3-D animation, a disabled man may have been free right now. Last October, I had spoken with Farid Abudheir, a Palestinian professor at An-Najah University, in Nablus, West Bank to discuss his previous detention at the Petah Tikvah...
PYD’s Salih Muslim: Turkish Forces will not Be Allowed into Liberated Areas
Asharq Alawsat ME News 30 Aug 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Beirut-Co-chairman of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim directed accusations against Iran, Turkey and Syrians on uniting despite … continue reading PYD’s Salih Muslim: Turkish Forces will not Be Allowed into Liberated Areas
Iran Makes an 11,000 km Trip to Snuff out Saudi Diplomats
Asharq Alawsat ME News 30 Aug 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Riyadh- Tehran has crossed the distance of a large-scale 11,600 km to stage its two failed attempts on the lives … continue reading Iran Makes an 11,000 km Trip to Snuff out Saudi Diplomats
Iran officials behind 1980s executions defend decision
Al-Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - Iranian officials involved in the executions of thousands of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq members in the 1980s are having to defend themselves publicly as the killings are back in the news.
BREAKING: Shin Bet Arrests Jewish Terrorist Under Gag Order
Tikun Olam 30 Aug 2016 - חשיפה: משה ינון אורן (18) מהמאחז גבעת רונן ליד שכם עצור בשב”כ בפרשת טרור יהודי חמורה (דומא?). הוטל צא”פ An Israeli security source informs me that the Shabak has arrested yet another... Read more
Will Palestine’s upcoming local elections be worth the cost?
Al-Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - A lot of money is being poured into the local Palestinian elections, but some fear the funds will go to waste when the vote proves divisive and the results are contested.
Ethnic demons revived at eulogy for late Israeli defense minister
Al-Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - Ugly comments about late Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer reflect some Labor Party members' long-held attitude toward leaders of Mizrahi origin.
Hezbollah Negotiated with Qaddafi, the Price of Sadr was $200 Million
Asharq Alawsat ME News 30 Aug 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Beirut, London- A Syrian negotiator between the so-called Hezbollah party in Lebanon and Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi told Asharq … continue reading Hezbollah Negotiated with Qaddafi, the Price of Sadr was $200 Million
Challenges in Accessing Services in Area C
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2016 - Session with a Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) occupational therapist, Hebron. The Palestinian populations of the West Bank that live in Area C and in the Bedouin communities are isolated and surrounded by military roadblocks. The consequent restricted access to essential and quality primary health...
Towards Better Mental Health Services in Palestine
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2016 - Inclusive summer camps have been organized by El Mustakbal Elementary School in El Khader for at least the past fifteen years. El Mustakbal School offers mainstream education for children from Al Khader and its surroundings as well as rehabilitation classes for children with disabilities. When we...
The Right to Employment for Persons with Disabilities
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2016 - Kifah, a young woman with albinism, has been much happier with herself and with life in general since she has been employed by Palestinian local government. She has become a mentor and role model for other women with disabilities. Photo courtesy of Qabatia Municipality. In Palestine,...
Palestinians say no to cultural monopoly
Al-Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - A Palestinian Foreign Ministry memo favoring the selection of one particular dance troupe for international performances has become a scandal.
Has Israeli defense minister changed IDF's West Bank strategy?
Al-Monitor 30 Aug 2016 - The Israel Defense Forces have been carrying out regular operations in the Dheisheh refugee camp and the villages of Hebron governorate, all inside West Bank's Area A and ostensibly under full Palestinian control.
A Case for Inclusive Education – A Mother’s Voice
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2016 - Nader getting involved in a school project. “Your daughter won’t be the smartest in class”; “your son has Down Syndrome”; “she’s autistic”; “he won’t be able to walk without a brace”… these are among the most heartbreaking words for parents to receive from their child’s doctor....
Women With Disabilities Between Norms and Rights
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2016 - Postcard that focuses on women with disabilities, prepared by WCLAC for Women’s International Day, 2013. Women experience gender-based discrimination and violence in any place, regardless of their social, economic, or cultural backgrounds, yet women with disabilities suffer from multiple forms of discrimination: above all as women...
Inside extreme right-wing group`s training camp
Occupation Magazine 29 Aug 2016 - Elisha Ben-Kimon - Ynet - "Anti-assimilation group Lehava teaches Hilltop Youth aged 14-22 Krav Maga, spoken Arabic phrases to intimidate with, and how to keep silent during police and Shin Bet interrogations." - id
Will Israel hold referendum over two-state solution?
Occupation Magazine 29 Aug 2016 - Ben Caspit - Al-Monitor - "With the Israeli occupation of the West Bank nearing its 50th year, Israel`s peace camp is pushing the idea of a referendum over its future." - id
Israeli Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home In Sur Baher
Occupation Magazine 29 Aug 2016 - IMEMC - "While Israeli continues to build and expand its illegal colonies on Palestinian lands, in and around occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinians continue to face very severe construction restrictions, and excessively high fees and fines." - id
Listen: US student politics “rapidly shifting” despite Israel lobby efforts
Occupation Magazine 29 Aug 2016 - Nora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - "Across the country, students are gearing up for another academic year and another season of campaigning for Palestinian rights. They are organizing amidst expanded attacks on free speech waged by well-funded Israel lobby groups on and off campus." -...
Palestinian motorcycle diaries: Why not travel to Ein Gedi?
Occupation Magazine 29 Aug 2016 - Bassam Almohor - +972 - "Upon our visit to the Qumran Caves we appeared to be strange and unusual creatures, as Palestinians do not usually come here. The Israeli family that we met did not even understand why we were not allowed to visit the Dead...
Occupied Palestinian village coveted by Jewish settlers is dubbed ‘miserable’ in Washington Post
Mondoweiss 29 Aug 2016 - Yesterday the Washington Post published a report  from Susiya, a hamlet in the occupied Hebron Hills that Israel is trying to demolish, that called Susiya a “miserable village” in the headline (and the accompanying tweet) and allowed Israeli settler advocates to suggest that Israel is trying to...
Gaza 2 years on: These children are now gone forever and an empty space remains
Mondoweiss 29 Aug 2016 - The London Visual Activist Collective ( LVAC ) created “Empty Spaces”, remembering all of the 500 children that were killed by Israel during the 2014 massacre. This is their press release of the event: In the summer of 2014 Israel launched a vicious and brutal assault on the...
Iran rolls out domestic internet
BBC 29 Aug 2016 - Iran says it has launched the first phase of "national internet" designed to replace the current system.
  Misc2
 
Abbas cracks down on weapons as West Bank gears up for uncertain future
Middle East Eye 30 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Leading Fatah officials are arming their followers in preparation for the post-Abbas era in the West Bank - but the president is having none of it
World Vision urges transparent Israeli trial of Gaza director
Middle East Eye 30 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined The American Christian NGO called for a legitimate trial in the case of their Gaza director being accused of funnelling money to Hamas
Lebanese still searching for truth on disappeared of civil war
Middle East Eye 29 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined The fate of 17,000 'disappeared' people remains unknown, 25 years after Lebanon's civil war. Families and NGOs are pushing for answers
UN sees surge in Israeli settlements after Quartet report
Middle East Eye 29 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Israel has advanced plans for over 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem since July
US 'terrorising' European banks into steering clear of Iran
Middle East Eye 29 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Officials and traders say the business of doing business has been hampered by the US despite the lifting of UN-mandated sanctions
Iran deploys long-range missile defences at Fordo nuclear site
Middle East Eye 28 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Russian missile defense system is one of most advanced in world, offering long-range protection against airplanes, missiles
Jewish Buzzfeed Writer With Nazi-Hunting Father Viciously Trolled by ‘Alt Right’
The Forward New 30 Aug 2016 - The Jewish journalist Joseph Bernstein, whose father was a celebrated United States Justice Department Nazi hunger, is being trolled online for articles he has been writing about the white nationalist movement known as the alt-right.
New York City Council Mulling Resolution To Condemn BDS
The Forward New 30 Aug 2016 - The council’s Committee on Contracts is scheduled to consider a resolution next Thursday, Politico reported, that would condemn “all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel,  according to the most recent draft...
Why Is Donald Trump’s Doctor Talking About Hillary Clinton’s Health †or Tweeting in Italian?
The Forward New 30 Aug 2016 - Just when you thought Election 2016 couldn’t get weirder, Donald Trump’s Jewish doctor, who reassures us the nominee will be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,  has a thing for Italian so intense, he delivered a speech in the language †at his son’s...
Pro-Trump Ads Aim at Orthodox Voters †But Will They Matter?
The Forward New 30 Aug 2016 - Aiming at Orthodox voters, a group of Jewish supporters of Donald Trump is planning to run ads in Jewish papers this weekend, trying to convince voters to back the Republican candidate.
Ultra-Orthodox Mom Fired for Getting Driver’s License To Help Disabled Daughter
The Forward New 30 Aug 2016 - JERUSALEM (JTA) †A haredi Orthodox teacher in a girls’ school in the largely haredi West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit reportedly was fired from her long-time position after obtaining a drivers’ license. The woman obtained the driver’s license in order to more easily transport her...
Centuries Old Hand Grenade Unearthed in Israel
The Forward New 30 Aug 2016 - A centuries-old grenade was one of many artifacts discovered off of the coast of Hadera, near Haifa, and delivered to the Israel Antiquities Authority last week.
Tue: Israel Chemicals lifts TASE
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2016 - The stock market rose today, on light trading, with Israel Chemicals boosted by merger talks between Potash and Agrium.
Going concern warning for Africa Israel
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2016 - Africa Israel reported as second quarter loss of NIS 163 million.
Will streamlining help Israel Aerospace recover?
Globes Aerospace & Defense 28 Aug 2016 - It is hoped that downsizing, mainly from loss-making commercial units, will return the government-owned company to profitability.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 30 Aug 2016 - 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 30 Aug 2016 - 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 30 Aug 2016 - 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 30 Aug 2016 - 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 30 Aug 2016 - 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 30 Aug 2016 - 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...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Two members quit Israeli curriculum panel over exclusion of novel on Jewish-Arab romance
Ha'aretz - 11 Jul 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
IOF confiscates bulldozer, stops renovation of two roads in al-Khalil
29 Aug 2016 - The IOF confiscated on Monday a bulldozer owned by a Palestinian company during renovation of a road near Kiryat Arba settlement in al-Khalil.
Israel Judaizes al-Kattan Cave
29 Aug 2016 - Activists have warned of underway Israeli attempts to Judaize the al-Kattan Cave in Occupied Jerusalem.
Police release Israeli soldier charged with killing Palestinian man
29 Aug 2016 - Haaretz newspaper reported that Israeli police released the Israeli soldier who killed the Palestinian Iyad Hamed, 38, last Friday.
IOF deprives over 350 Palestinians of education
29 Aug 2016 - Riyad Al-Ashqar revealed that over 350 students were deprived of their right of education because of being arrested in Israeli jails mostly in Ofer and Megiddo prisons.
Israel extends deportation order against Jerusalemite lawyer for the third time
29 Aug 2016 - Israeli home front commander handed the Palestinian lawyer Khaled Zabarqah a deportation extension order for the third time without specifying extension period.
Palestinian officials rise up as Israel intends to hold Wine Festival
29 Aug 2016 - Palestinian officials slammed an Israeli decision to organize a wine festival on the historic Islamic cemetery of Mamilla in Occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
3 Palestinian schoolchildren kidnapped by IOF from Ourif
29 Aug 2016 - Three Palestinian schoolchildren were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at noon Monday following violent clashes that rocked Ourif town.
Elkin: Netanyahu gives priority for the Judaization of Mount of Olives
29 Aug 2016 - Israeli minister of Jerusalem affairs Ze'ev Elkin has said that Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu gives priority for the development (Judaization) of Mount of Olives.
Palestinian refugees in Germany complain about temporary residence
29 Aug 2016 - Palestinian refugees in Germany complained about short-term residence permits which do not allow them to apply for family union or work in the country.
IOF raids homes, arrests citizens overnight in W. Bank and J'lem
29 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out overnight raids and arrests in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Expansion campaign of Jerusalem’s settlements
29 Aug 2016 - Israeli media sources revealed on Sunday that settlements in Occupied Jerusalem have been subjected to a construction expansion process.
Silwan homes to collapse due to Israeli excavations
29 Aug 2016 - Palestinian homes and civilian structures sustained cracks in Silwan town due to the ongoing Israeli excavations beneath residential neighborhoods.
On 1st day of academic year, IOF cracks down on Jenin schoolchildren
29 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed a Palestinian school in Jenin’s southern town of Yabad and cracked down on schoolchildren on the first day of the new academic year.
Fanatic Israeli settlers break into Aqsa Mosque
29 Aug 2016 - Hordes of extremist Israeli settlers stormed on Monday morning the holy al-Aqsa Mosque via the Maghareba Gate under heavy police escort.
Gaza is sick of sewage and time is running out to contain it
29 Aug 2016 - Sewage clogs Gaza's beaches, pollutes its water and sickens its people. With no infrastructure, there is a desperate need to take action.
Israeli navy kidnaps two Gaza fishermen
29 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation navy on Monday morning kidnapped two Palestinian fishermen off the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Renewed clashes in Nablus after PA soldiers attack mourners
29 Aug 2016 - The PA security forces on Sunday violently attacked the participants in the funeral procession of Ahmed Halawa, who had been lynched recently by PA security officers in Nablus
Seven patients in Ashkelon jail suffer medical neglect
29 Aug 2016 - The Palestinian commission for detainees said that seven prisoners in Ashkelon jail suffer from very difficult health conditions as a result of their exposure to deliberate medical neglect.
IOF raids house, assaults driver in Madama village
29 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday evening stormed a house and assaulted a citizen during a campaign in Madama village, south of Nablus city.
Egypt to open Rafah crossing before pilgrims only
28 Aug 2016 - The Palestinian Ministry of the Interior said Palestinians stranded in the Egyptian side of the Rafah border-crossing will not be able to gain access into Gaza.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
The Interpreter: Does Killing Terrorist Leaders Make Any Difference? Scholars Are Doubtful
30 Aug 2016 - Terrorist organizations have features that make them resilient in the face of a senior officer’s death, researchers have found.
ISIS Strategist on Wanted List Is Dead, Group Says
30 Aug 2016 - Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was behind the Islamic State’s call for attacks against Western interests around the world, died in Aleppo Province, the group said.
Aid Group’s Gaza Branch Manager, Accused of Diverting Funds to Hamas, Is Arraigned
30 Aug 2016 - Mohammad El Halabi, of World Vision’s Gaza branch, is accused by Israel of funneling $43 million to Hamas. He was arraigned at a closed hearing on Tuesday.
Israel Quietly Legalizes Pirate Outposts in the West Bank
30 Aug 2016 - Unauthorized settlements dot hilltops in the West Bank, and anti-settlement groups and Palestinians say retroactively legalizing them is a methodical effort to change the region’s map.
Feature: Edward Snowden’s Long, Strange Journey to Hollywood
30 Aug 2016 - Oliver Stone wanted a hit — and the chance to put America’s most iconic dissident onscreen. The subject wanted veto power. The Russian lawyer wanted someone to option the novel he’d written. The American lawyer just wanted the whole insane...
First Words: America Is Safer Than It Used to Be. So Why Do We Still Have Calls for ‘Law and Order’?
30 Aug 2016 - What Donald Trump is really borrowing from Richard Nixon’s campaign rhetoric
Iran Deploys Air Defense System Around Fordo Nuclear Site
29 Aug 2016 - Video from Iranian state television showed trucks arriving at the site and missile launchers aimed skyward. It was unclear whether the system was fully operational.
Thousands of Migrants Are Rescued Off the Libyan Coast
29 Aug 2016 - Italian naval ships and nongovernmental groups are responding to the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee war, poverty and human traffickers.
Knowing the Risks, Some Syrian Rebels Seek a Lift From Turks’ Incursion
29 Aug 2016 - The Turkish incursion into Syria has buoyed the groups under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, but those fighters are under no illusions that their new allies support their revolution.
Israel Joins Bikini Fray, Ordering Concert Singer to Cover Up
29 Aug 2016 - In a twist on the French debate over the full-body burkini worn by some Muslim women, Israel is insisting on modest dress by performers at government-sponsored events.
Israeli Military Investigating Soldier’s Killing of Unarmed Palestinian
29 Aug 2016 - The shooting of Iyad Hamed in the West Bank on Friday has fed a stormy debate over open-fire regulations and the use of force by Israeli troops.
Suicide Attack Kills Scores of Military Recruits in Aden, Yemen
29 Aug 2016 - The Islamic State called the car bombing, in the crowded Mansoura neighborhood, a “martyrdom operation.”
Cairo Journal: Coffee, Bikini Waxes, X-Rays: Almost Anything Can Be Sent to Homes in Cairo
29 Aug 2016 - Given the Egyptian capital’s bad traffic and long, hot summers, plus the meager cost of deliveries, city residents need little encouragement to pick up the phone.
Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Former Israeli Defense Minister, Dies at 80
28 Aug 2016 - Mr. Ben-Eliezer, who was born in Iraq, served in the military for 30 years, held senior positions in government and was close to Arab leaders.
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Sinai Says: Elisha Levy the perfect man for the thankless job of Israel head coach
30 Aug 2016 - Finally there are no unrealistic expectations weighing down the coach, allowing Levy to overhaul the side and ensure it is ready for Euro 2020 qualification.
Dudi Sela ousted in 1st round in New York
30 Aug 2016 - Israeli beaten in five sets by Cuevas; Djokovic, Nadal overcome wrist injuries to advance
EU: Women’s funding won’t go to Palestinian ICC suit against Israel
30 Aug 2016 - The UN and the EU supports “advocacy” and “capacity building components" of a plan that helps Palestinian women be more involved with decision making at the local and international levels.
Peretz: Herzog better not have lied to me
30 Aug 2016 - Channel 2 reported last week that Netanyahu and Herzog met twice, on Monday and Thursday at the Herzliya home of Leon Edri, a neighbor and confidant of the prime minister.
In Saudi Arabia, signs of an effort to break the Israel taboo
30 Aug 2016 - Softer media reporting "is a sign there is less enmity," says one Israeli official.
Police chief: 'It is proven that migrants are more involved in crime'
30 Aug 2016 - Al-Sheikh said that cracking down on “crime and terror” in east Jerusalem “will be hard, but we will do it” since the current more lawless situation is a “challenge to the rule of law.”
Hebron trial: 'People only warn about a bomb if they really feel in danger'
30 Aug 2016 - Local security man testifies for Hebron shooter: People only warn about a bomb if they really feel in danger.
Czech schools: Jerusalem can't be labeled Israel's capital in school books
30 Aug 2016 - The decision came after a complaint from the Palestinian embassy due to an atlas used in local schools which listed Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
PM gives ultra-Orthodox a say in Shabbat work
30 Aug 2016 - Shas and UTJ did not ask Netanyahu to fire Transportation Minister Israel Katz though they complained that he had deceived them about work being done on Shabbat.
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of August 30
30 Aug 2016 - Ex Mossad chief says Israel's biggest threat is potential civil war, not Iran, Jewish GOP billionaire abandons Trump, 7,000-year-old pits found in North suggest sophisticated ancient irrigation.
Israeli student filmmaker’s documentary to enter Oscar race
30 Aug 2016 - Tel Aviv U. grad Maya Sarfaty win prestigious award for her film, “The Most Beautiful Woman,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.
Bill would cancel national service volunteers for foreign government-funded NGOs
30 Aug 2016 - There are 25 such NGOs registered in Israel, five of which have a total of 12 volunteers doing national service.
Funeral of Binyamin Ben-Eliezar marked by widespread admiration
30 Aug 2016 - Netanyahu calls Ben-Eliezer a true patriot, as former minister laid to rest.
Netanyahu eulogizes Ben-Eliezer: I loved Fuad, he was a patriot
30 Aug 2016 -
Ex Mossad chief: Israel's biggest threat is potential civil war, not Iran
30 Aug 2016 - "If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, then it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war."
7,000-year-old pits found in northern Israel suggest sophisticated ancient irrigation
30 Aug 2016 - University of Haifa archeologists say olive pit discovery requires reevaluation of ancient irrigation techniques.
With school year around corner, Netanyahu says 'study Bible'
30 Aug 2016 - “Our objective is to carry out an education revolution,” Netanyahu said. “This revolution will be based on two things: excellence and Zionism.”
Herzog slams Liberman over refusal to talk with Hamas of prisoner swap
30 Aug 2016 - He said Israel needed to be smart in negotiating such deals, but should not publicly foreclose them.
Popular Israeli singer Rita hospitalized
30 Aug 2016 -
More witnesses to take stand in Hebron shooter saga
30 Aug 2016 -
IDF razes home of PA security member involved in deadly shooting of Rabbi Mark
30 Aug 2016 - Dura resident Abd Al-Majid Amaira, 38, allegedly acted as the driver in the deadly drive-by terrorist shooting in July.
UN Security Council to convene meeting on Israeli settlement building
30 Aug 2016 - Following the briefing, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told media he believes it is the duty of the Security Council to act when it comes to settlements.
Atzili finally completes move to Granada of La Liga
29 Aug 2016 - Atzili leaves Beitar Jerusalem after three years, with Granada to pay 750,000 euro for his services in accordance with an arbitration ruling from earlier this month.
Voting on October 8 to take place in relatively few Palestinian locales
29 Aug 2016 - Voting takes place only if multiple lists are submitted, meaning that there might be no voting at all in the majority of locales.
Jewish GOP billionaire abandons Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
29 Aug 2016 - Martin Selig, a Jewish property developer who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1939, originally cast his support for Trump.
Actor Gene Wilder dead at 83
29 Aug 2016 - Wilder, born to a Jewish family, died on Monday at age 83, his family said in a statement.
Report: Liberman won't do deal with Hamas for IDF soldiers' bodies
29 Aug 2016 - Despite Liberman's comments, Netanyahu has continued to ensure that the bodies would soon be returned.
Amid talk of Obama peace push, Israel invokes his vow not to impose solution
29 Aug 2016 - Speculation is rife that the US president will want to leave some kind of Mideast marker before leaving office.
Honoring Shabbat
29 Aug 2016 - Honoring Shabbat as a national day of rest is important. Political leaders of the State of Israel should do their best to make it remain that way.
Amnesty International calls on Israel to ensure free trial for World Vision staffer
29 Aug 2016 - On August 4, an Israeli court charged El-Halabi with funneling money to the Izzadin Kassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing.
Israelis seem blind to the seriousness of BDS
29 Aug 2016 - You’d imagine that seven million Israelis are aware that they’re up against an onslaught of billions who are unsympathetic or hostile. Amazingly, they’re not.
Our world: The end of Mahmoud Abbas
29 Aug 2016 - 16 years after the failed Camp David summit, the fiction of the two-state solution is about to be shattered once and for all. The only relevant question today, is what does Israel intend to do next?
Awaiting the next barrage of Palestinian propaganda
29 Aug 2016 - Israel, Hamas and the laws of war
UN official: Sussiya demolition would be sign of Israeli annexation goals
29 Aug 2016 - Mladenov focused in particular on Israeli activities in Area C of the West Bank, particularly settlement building and the IDF’s continued demolition of illegal Palestinian structures.
New safety-tested US generic baby formula coming soon to Israeli market
29 Aug 2016 - Shufersal, Israel’s largest retail chain, to distribute Perrigo’s kosher formula across country.
3,000 year old treasures dated to the time of King David unveiled
29 Aug 2016 - Yosef Garfinkel, Chair of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, described the find as a "Biblical Pompeii."
WATCH: Pope Francis meets Facebook founder Zuckerberg at Vatican
29 Aug 2016 - The Jewish social media mogul with his wife Priscilla Chan shook hands with the smiling pontiff before sitting down for talks.
Report finds Norwegian government funds organization supporting BDS campaigns
29 Aug 2016 - Oslo responds that they don’t back NGOs whose “main goal is to promote the BDS campaign” and they oppose delegitimization of Israel.
Animals from Gaza's ‘worst zoo in the world’ reach their new homes
29 Aug 2016 - The Vienna-based Four Paws International, which has long described the Khan Younis Zoo as the worst in the world, rescued the animals from desolate conditions last Wednesday.
Grass Roots Jewish Organizations Roar
29 Aug 2016 -
Israeli who dealt arms to Iran to be extradited to US
29 Aug 2016 - Israeli Supreme Court rules that Eli Cohen's extradition for illegally exporting weapons to the Islamic Republic be upheld.
Barbra Streisand: I'll move to Australia or Canada if Trump wins presidency
29 Aug 2016 - The iconic Jewish singer made the threat to move during an interview with Australian TV.
Will Israelis soon be allowed to cast absentee ballots?
29 Aug 2016 - Broad spectrum of MKs back absentee voting for Israelis; Netanyahu has long supported allowing voting abroad; Gal-On says bill is meant to reduce Arab influence in elections.
Israeli Olympic medalist raises over $50,000 for charity in eBay auction
29 Aug 2016 - Judoka Yarden Gerbi, who won a bronze medal in the women’s 63-kg judo competition in Rio, said she will donate the proceeds to a Tel Aviv hospital.
US drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning
29 Aug 2016 - Iran issued a warning for an American drone to leave its airspace.
Knesset may punish MKs who call to boycott Israel, following JPost report
29 Aug 2016 - “It’s absurd that we are still giving licenses to encourage boycotting Israel to our MKs," says Knesset panel chairman Yoav Kisch.
The Obama presidency, Israel, national security and human rights
29 Aug 2016 - Ensnared by events, Barack Obama ended up as a Democratic president who endorsed indefinite armed conflict and targeted killings.
Polish soccer fans torch 'Jewish' effigies, fly banner calling for burning of Jews
29 Aug 2016 - Ahead of town rivalry game in Polish city of Łódź, ruffians reportedly held rally against team that is often derided as "Jewish."
IDF investigating soldier who shot Palestinian running toward checkpoint
29 Aug 2016 - Soldier being questioned two days after he fired on unarmed man who he said was running suspiciously toward a checkpoint.
iPhone hacking saga raises questions about Start-Up Nation’s dark side
29 Aug 2016 - Israeli company accused of creating spyware used to target Arab dissident.
IDF officer agrees with Hebron shooter: wounded assailant was still a threat
29 Aug 2016 - A witness in the Hebron shooting incident described how the body should not have been moved without being checked by a bomb expert, proper procedures were not followed.
IDF lieutenant: Bomb threat in Hebron with shooter lying on ground was real
29 Aug 2016 - A witness in the Hebron shooting incident described how the body should not have been moved without being checked by a bomb expert, proper procedures were not followed.
Israeli directors win MTV award for Coldplay’s ‘Up&Up’ music video
29 Aug 2016 - Israel natives Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia were also nominated in the category of best direction at the VMAs.
Iran deploys latest long-range missile system at nuclear facility
29 Aug 2016 - Images were seen in Iran of an S-300 missile carrier raising the missiles toward the sky in the proximity of a prominent nuclear site.
 

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