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Half of Israeli Political-Security Cabinet Opposes Ceasefire Agreement
According to Israeli National Radio, Avigdor Lieberman (Foreign Minister), Naftali Bennett (Industry, Trade and Labor Minister), Gilad Erdan (Home Front Defense Minister) and Yitzhak Aharonovich (Internal Security Minister) oppose the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire agreement. ...
Israeli Police Kidnaps Eight In Occupied Jerusalem
Israeli police officers and soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, at dawn, various Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped eight Palestinians. ...
Shepherds Detained for Crossing a Road
While shepherding approximately 1 km south of Qawawis, a village south of al-Khalil (Hebron), on Sunday 24th near the illegal settlement and army base of Suseya, three shepherds were stopped by the Israeli army and detained for 20 minutes. ...
Including Two Children, Five Kidnapped In West Bank, Several Palestinians Injured
Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least five Palestinians, including two children, in a number of invasions into homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Clashes and injuries have also been reported. ...
Israel Agrees to Open Gaza Crossings, Government Salaries to Be Paid
Senior Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said, Tuesday, that Israel has agreed to open Gaza crossings for humanitarian aid and construction materials. ...
Ministry of Health: “2145 Palestinians, Including 578 Children, Killed In Israel’s Aggression”
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza issued a report stating that Israeli missiles and shells, fired against the Palestinian population of Gaza since July 8, led to the death of 2145 Palestinians, including 578 children, 263 women, and 102 elderly. ...
Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1596 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2137. ...
Ten Palestinians, Including Two Underage Brothers, Killed In Gaza
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that ten Palestinians, including two children, have been killed, and dozens injured, by Israeli missiles and shells in different parts of the Gaza Strip, before the truce came into effect. ...
Celebrations in Streets of Gaza as Open-ended Ceasefire Announced
An open-ended ceasefire announced last night between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas led to celebrations in the streets of Gaza Tuesday, where people have been under constant bombardment and drone surveillance for the past seven weeks. ...
17 Journalists Killed in Gaza Since Beginning of Israeli Aggression
Palestinian journalist Abdullah Fadel Moratja was killed, Monday evening, by Israeli shelling on citizens' houses in the area of al-Shejaia, east of Gaza City. The Ministry of Information now states that the death toll of journalists has risen to 17, since the beginning of the most recent Israeli military offensive against Gaza, in early July. ...
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LIVE UPDATES: Hamas arrests 15 suspected collaborators with Israel, sources say
Gaza cease-fire holds; Israeli death toll rises to 70.
Not just Gaza: Netanyahu’s image needs rebuilding, too
The prime minister spent decades telling Israelis that he was the man who would subdue Hamas and bring it to its knees. What now?
IDF fires at Syria army position after officer wounded by errant fire
Syrian war trickles into Israel, mortar shells hit Golan Heights; Syrian rebels take control of Quneitra crossing after heavy fighting with Assad forces; army declares area a closed military zone.
In Gaza, Israel will exchange quiet for a lie
It won’t be 'quiet for quiet,’ as Benjamin Netanyahu says, and Israel surely didn’t win. The country needs to revamp its diplomatic and military policy.
Gazans celebrate 'victory’ into the night
Hamas says it 'permitted' Israeli residents near Gaza to return to their homes.
Two Israelis killed near Gaza border an hour before cease-fire
180 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip, mostly at communities near the Gaza border.
Can Gaza war lead to unified Palestinian strategy?
With Egypt and Israel recognizing it, Hamas can claim an achievement. But the question remains: Could it lead to a Palestinian release from the bonds of the Oslo Accords?
Real test for Gaza truce still lies ahead
Israel chalked up several military achievements; however the sense is that the 50-day war did not end in victory or failure, but rather in a somewhat doleful tie.
With truce, Israel talks to Hamas and Islamic Jihad
The significance of the cease-fire is that Israel has recognized militant groups as an inseparable part of the Palestinian polity.
Anti-war academics hold conference at Tel Aviv University
Hundreds attend 'How to think about the war,’ organized in response to administration’s warning letter.
LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 50
Second person succumbs to mortar wounds hours after truce begins; six Palestinians killed in IDF strikes on Tuesday; Ashkelon building, yard of Ashdod kindergarten struck directly.
Palestinians to UN, Western states: Try citizens who served in the IDF for war crimes
Palestinian FM sends letter calling for foreign volunteers in Israeli army who served in Gaza to be investigated under Geneva Convention.
Israel, Hamas agree to unlimited Gaza cease-fire
Over half the cabinet opposes truce, but PM did not bring it to a vote.
Netanyahu saw his chance to run away from Gaza, and he took it
All Israel's prime minister wanted in the end - after all the promises, and the rhetoric - was to achieve a cease-fire with Hamas at just about any price.
Cease-fire accepted by Netanyahu without cabinet vote
Ministers Bennett, Lieberman, Aharonovich and Erdan reject truce; agreement does not meet Hamas' demands; both sides will raise their concerns in subsequent negotiations.
New enemies across Syrian border
IDF no longer facing Syrian army, but Nusra Front - and behind it, Islamic State.
As rockets continue, Israel's south mulls how to bus children to school safely
Not a lot of confidence as opening of school year approaches.
Long-term cease-fire goes into effect
Terms of the truce intended to end seven weeks of on-off hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have not been released.
Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer coach quits over 'security situation' in Israel
Oscar Garcia to be replaced by Pako Ayestaran, merely two days before team's second leg of Europa League playoff.
Support for Netanyahu plunges, poll finds
Fewer than four in 10 Israelis think the prime minister is doing a good job, down from a record 82 percent around a month ago.
Fatah official: 'Hidden hands' stopped signing of Cairo accord
Despite attempts by the Palestinians to present a united front in talks about ending the Gaza war, differences of opinion among different elements are surfacing.
After seven weeks of Gaza war, Hamas 1, Israel 0
The Palestinians bled a lot more, but after nearly two months they can see a potential improvement in their situation, which is the goal of any show of force.
PA security questions Salam Fayyad's aid NGO over campaign to help Gazans
Western diplomats see the move as an attempt by President Mahmoud Abbas to exert political pressure on his popular former prime minister.
Meshal gaining strength at expense of targeted Gaza leaders
The head of Hamas’ political bureau appears to be the last obstacle to a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian organizations in the Gaza Strip.
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Systematic Attacks on Multi-Storey Buildings and Palestinian Civilians Terrified and Forcibly Displaced from Centers of ...
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8216;Legitimate' targets
8/26/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Charlie Andreasson, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - This article was published before the recently agreed ceasefire. - High-rise buildings have now been declared as legitimate targets for F-16 aircraft attacks. Yesterday evening a 16 story house called Little Italy, home to 100 families, was...
Shepherds detained for crossing a road
8/26/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Qawawis, Occupied Palestine - While shepherding approximately1 km south of Qawawis, a village south of al-Khalil (Hebron),on Sunday 24th near the illegal settlement and army base of Suseya, three shepherds were stopped by the Israeli army and detained for 20 minutes. The...
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[Uruknet 109046 27-aug-2014 02:48 ECT] Reviving Our Heroes: Challenging Palestinian dehumanization
26 Aug 2014 - August 8, 2014 - ...Israel s indiscriminate bombings and mass killings of whole families reflects its cruel and genocidal tactics. This offensive, however, is not an isolated incident. The barbaric nature of the State is reflective of the broader Zionist...
[Uruknet 109045 27-aug-2014 02:21 ECT] Academic heavyweights slam Univ. of Illinois firing of Steven Salaita for Palestine views
26 Aug 2014 - August 8, 2014 - There has been a strong and unified response from prominent academics, as well as academic and civil rights organizations, condemning the decision by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Chancellor Phyllis Wise to summarily terminate the...
[Uruknet 109044 27-aug-2014 01:59 ECT] Jordan: Palestinians Escaping Syria Turned Away Others Vulnerable to Deportation, Living in Fear
26 Aug 2014 - August 8, 2014 - Jordan refuses entry to or forcibly deports Palestinian refugees escaping Syria, in clear breach of its international obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Jordan has officially banned entry to Palestinians from Syria...
[Uruknet 109043 27-aug-2014 00:13 ECT] Syria News - August 7, 2014
26 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - By the end of Thursday, the coordination committees were able to document 63 martyrs including 9 martyrs under torture, 6 women, and 2 children: 22 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its suburbs; 14 in Aleppo;...
[Uruknet 109042 26-aug-2014 02:17 ECT] During Humanitarian Truce, Bodies of Victims Recovered from Invaded Areas amidst Unprecedented Destruction
25 Aug 2014 - August 7 , 2014 - At 08:00 on Tuesday, 05 August 2014, the 30th day of the Israeli offensive of the Gaza Strip, a 72-hour humanitarian truce entered into force between the Palestinian and Israeli sides. Since then, all areas of...
[Uruknet 109041 26-aug-2014 00:51 ECT] An attack on the essence of democracy: the case of Omar Khadr
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - The Canadian government won t allow Omar Khadr to speak. Numerous media outlets have requested to interview him. They have repeatedly been turned down, most recently the Toronto Star. Why have these efforts been denied? To...
[Uruknet 109040 26-aug-2014 00:45 ECT] The Collapse of America s Great African Experiment
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - As John Kerry, then-chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, put it in 2012, the United States "helped midwife the birth" of South Sudan. The choice of words may have been cringe-worthy, but hardly divorced from...
[Uruknet 109039 26-aug-2014 00:34 ECT] Israeli Incitement: Fueling Intolerance & Hate Crimes
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - Since three Israeli teenagers went missing in the occupied West Bank on June 12, Israeli society has witnessed a sharp increase in racially-motivated incitement and violent attacks against Palestinians, including Palestinian citizens of the state, who...
[Uruknet 109038 25-aug-2014 23:47 ECT] When a shelter is a target
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - "In the night, I am frightened by the bombings, missiles and the thought of the blood of injured people in the street," says eight-year-old Karam Abu Shanab."I can t sleep in the night, my mind is...
[Uruknet 109037 25-aug-2014 23:18 ECT] Unchecked Murder and Mayhem Israel and the Erosion of International Humanitarian Law
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - It is not an exaggeration to say that Israel s acclaimed "Defense Forces" have become expert in violating human rights: murder and ethnic cleansing, illegal confiscation of occupied land, destruction of civilian housing, destruction of civilian...
[Uruknet 109036 25-aug-2014 22:55 ECT] The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about torture
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - At this point, is there anything the Central Intelligence Agency thinks it can t get away with?To recap: the CIA systematically tortured people, then lied about it. Destroyed evidence of it, then lied about that. Spied...
[Uruknet 109035 25-aug-2014 20:05 ECT] Multiple journalists killed in Gaza war
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An editor for a local newspaper was among 13 Palestinian journalists killed during Israel s war on Gaza. Mohammed Daher, the financial editor for Al-Resalah newspaper, succumbed to his wounds on...
[Uruknet 109034 25-aug-2014 19:28 ECT] USACBI Condemns UIUC Firing of Arab-American Scholar Steven Salaita
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - The Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel protests in the strongest possible terms the termination of the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (...
[Uruknet 109033 25-aug-2014 18:49 ECT] Israeli discourse of sexualized violence rises amid Gaza assault
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - As the bombs have been falling on Gaza over the past four weeks, another war has been ongoing for the hearts and minds of the global public.Although less deadly, this war of words offers a telling...
[Uruknet 109032 25-aug-2014 19:09 ECT] Era of Oslo is over
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - "The Palestinians know that Israel wants to thwart this unity government by launching its war on Gaza," said the DFLP s Abu Laila, "which is what we resisted by agreeing on unified demands."The current Palestinian representatives...
[Uruknet 109031 25-aug-2014 18:49 ECT] Israeli discourse of sexualized violence rises amid Gaza assault
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - As the bombs have been falling on Gaza over the past four weeks, another war has been ongoing for the hearts and minds of the global public.Although less deadly, this war of words offers a telling...
[Uruknet 109030 25-aug-2014 15:40 ECT] The war crime state declares "peace"
25 Aug 2014 - August 7, 2014 - ...Meanwhile, burning questions are being asked around the world: What was Israel s month-long offensive all about? And if we ve seen the horrors of war for the past weeks, what will "peace" mean for the...
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IS accused of Syria mass atrocities
BBC 27 Aug 2014 - The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
The fallout from Libyan air strikes
BBC 27 Aug 2014 - Domestic conflict dragged into wider Middle East battle
Gazans return home as truce holds
BBC 27 Aug 2014 - Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
VIDEO: 'Feels like normal life in Gaza'
BBC 27 Aug 2014 - The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Gaza City explains how day-to-day life is beginning to return to some kind of normality following the ceasefire agreed by Hamas and Israel on Tuesday.
Meet the New Gaza Ceasefire, Same as the Old Ceasefire
Tikun Olam 27 Aug 2014 - The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again is a repository of truth and wisdom about political reality in our time.  The lyrics: “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” resonate far beyond the time in which they were written.  They’re suitably cynical, while upholding a...
Azeri Drone Shot Down by Iran Was Spying on Secret Nuclear Site
Tikun Olam 26 Aug 2014 - Yesterday, I reported about an Azeri drone manufactured by Israel which Iran shot down.  The Iranians claimed it was shot down over Natanz.  That would be a distance of 600 miles from Azerbaijan.  The Hermes 450 drone which Iran downed has a range of 180 miles....
American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle
BBC 26 Aug 2014 - An American man, believed to be fighting alongside militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed.
Bombing stopped, but violence continues
Jewish Voice for Peace 26 Aug 2014 - Only economic pressure on Israel can lead to a true and just peace. Hours ago, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire. Fifty two days after Israel began its bombing campaign in an escalation it provoked, at least 2,140 Palestinians are dead, including 514 children. Five...
Ceasefire deal after weeks of fighting in Gaza promises easing of blockade
Mondoweiss 26 Aug 2014 - Israel and the Palestinian armed groups waging war in Gaza for the past seven weeks have inked a cease-fire deal that promises an end to the fighting. While the full terms of the deal have not been released, news outlets are reporting that the agreement includes...
Gaza goyim jailbreak
Mondoweiss 26 Aug 2014 - Last weekend I joined my wife’s extended family on a mountain lake; and every time Gaza came up, my ears pricked up. For instance, someone grabbed The New York Times business section with Bloomberg’s picture on the front and said “What’s Bloomberg up to?” and someone...
A glimpse of hope amidst utter destruction 
Mondoweiss 26 Aug 2014 - I have previously written about my father , Abdul-Razeq Farraj, and the use of administrative detention by the Israeli Occupation Forces to arrest hundreds of Palestinians without charge or trial in defiance of international law and human rights conventions. Today, I write this short piece to not...
Bay Area gets radio ads about Gaza
Mondoweiss 26 Aug 2014 - The Bay Area chapters of Jewish Voice for Peace ( JVP-BA ) and Council on American-Islamic Relations ( CAIR-SFBA ) have teamed up on a great radio ad campaign that began airing locally yesterday morning on KCBS. The ad will run on KCBS for the next 2 weeks Monday through...
In occupied Bil’in, there is no P in PTSD
Mondoweiss 26 Aug 2014 - Although the scale of suffering and loss pales compared to Gaza — where more Palestinian children have been killed in the past seven weeks  than in the last five years combined  – violence in the West Bank lurks at a low burn.  Iyad Burnat speaks with...
Iran Downs Azeri Israeli-Made Drone Over Natanz Nuclear Site
Tikun Olam 25 Aug 2014 - Iran announced a few days ago that it had shot down an Israeli Hermes 450 drone near its Natanz nuclear site. At first, Israeli officials were tight-lipped. They refused to offer any comment to Yossi Melman’s or my own Israeli source. Israeli-made drone featured in Azeri...
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Owning a weapon is like owning a Quran
Al-Akhbar Blogs 26 Aug 2014 - “Owning a weapon is like owning a Quran,” is a glorious quote on a huge fan-made billboard on the sidewalk of one of Beirut’s Muslim neighborhoods. Behind it was a picture of a religious leader, fundamentally the owner of the quoted wisdom. Children played in front...
The Saudi lobby
Al-Akhbar Blogs 25 Aug 2014 - Usually one speaks comically of the Arab lobby in Washington, D.C.. Since the oil boom in the 1970s, various Arab-American businesspeople and crooks traveled to the Middle East offering their services to Gulf regimes and promising—in return for large sums of money—to launch an Arab lobby...
The "extraordinary reasons” behind Saad Hariri’s surprising and brief return to Beirut
Al-Akhbar Opinion 25 Aug 2014 - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) During his brief stay in Lebanon, Hariri informed concerned officials that he has “abandoned” the mission of trying to topple the Syrian regime, and that he is now ready for...
Saudi Arabia beheads three for murder
Al-Akhbar News 27 Aug 2014 - Saudi authorities on Wednesday beheaded three citizens after they were convicted of murder in separate cases, the interior ministry announced, bringing to 41 the number of executions there this year. Nawaf al-Mutairi was executed in the western city of Medina for the machine-gun killing of fellow...
Social division continues to threaten Baghdad
Al-Akhbar News 27 Aug 2014 - Iraqi men clear the debris at the scene of a car bomb in the northern Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City on August 1, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Ali al-Saadi) Iraqi men clear the debris at the scene of a car bomb in the northern Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr...
Egypt: Number of hunger strikers highest since Sadat’s presidency
Al-Akhbar News 27 Aug 2014 - Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah stands behind bars as he is tried at the court in Cairo on August 6, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed al-Shahed) Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah stands behind bars as he is tried at the court in Cairo on August 6,...
UN report points to war crimes committed by ISIS, Syrian government
Al-Akhbar News 27 Aug 2014 - Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, collect food aid on August 22, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Rami al-Sayed) Updated at 2:07 pm (GMT+3): The Syrian government and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are both committing war crimes and crimes against...
American ISIS fighter killed in Syria: reports
Al-Akhbar News 27 Aug 2014 - An American man suspected of fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants has been killed in the region, a US security official said on Monday. The official, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters that the FBI was investigating the death...
Palestinians celebrate resistance victory as long-term Gaza ceasefire reached
Al-Akhbar News 27 Aug 2014 - Palestinian children flash the sign of victory as people gather in the streets to celebrate after a deal had been reached between Hamas and Israel over a long-term end to seven weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip on August 26, 2014 in Rafah in the...
What's happening in Libya?
Al-Akhbar Politics 26 Aug 2014 - An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory at the entrance of Tripoli international airport on August 24, 2014, after capturing it from Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, following many days of clashes. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed...
Interview with Abu Tariq: Commander in the Nasser Salahuddin Brigades
Al-Akhbar Politics 25 Aug 2014 - Two members of the Nasser Saluhddin Brigades. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Two members of the Nasser Saluhddin Brigades. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) The war on Gaza is now in its 49th day. The Resistance continues to fire rockets at the same rate as the first day of the conflict. Al-Akhbar ,...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 27 Aug 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
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Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
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When We Stop To Really See Each Other
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Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
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Swedish Town Mocks Neo-Nazis With 'Schindler' Theme
The Foward Breaking News 27 Aug 2014 - The town hall of a Swedish city will play the theme from the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List” before and after a public meeting of a neo-Nazi party. Click here for the rest of the article...
Gaza Ceasefire Holds as Both Sides Claim Win
The Foward Breaking News 27 Aug 2014 - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country’s newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged. Click here for the rest of the article...
Palestinians Celebrate Deal for Gaza Ceasefire
The Foward Breaking News 26 Aug 2014 - A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect on Tuesday and joyous Palestinians streamed into the streets of the battered enclave to celebrate. Click here for the rest of the article...
'ISIS' Condo in West Palm Beach To Change Name
The Foward Breaking News 26 Aug 2014 - An unfortunately named luxury condo development being built in south Florida called ISIS Downtown, recalling the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has changed its title to a less controversial moniker. Click here for the rest of the article...
Perelman Day School Wins Fight With Union
The Foward Breaking News 26 Aug 2014 - The National Labor Relations Board dismissed charges against a Philadelphia Jewish day school that stopped recognizing its teachers union. Click here for the rest of the article...
San Diego Chargers Announcer Uses Jewish Stereotype in On-Air Banter
The Foward Breaking News 26 Aug 2014 - Hank Bauer, a longtime radio analyst for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, used a Jewish stereotype in an exchange with his on-air colleague. Click here for the rest of the article...
Could Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges?
The Forward New 27 Aug 2014 - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and a number of Western foreign ministers asking them to bring to trial their citizens who serve in the Israeli army or volunteer with the military for alleged war crimes commited...
After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'
The Forward New 26 Aug 2014 - KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges. Click here for the rest of the article...
Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College — Will Controversy Come Back Too?
The Forward New 26 Aug 2014 - Vijay Prashad is returning to Trinity College in Hartford. Will the controversial professor’s support for the academic boycott of Israel bring turmoil back to campus too? Click here for the rest of the article...
Prague Chief Rabbi Quits Amid Literary Sensation — and Whiff of Scandal
The Forward New 25 Aug 2014 - When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant political and psychological thriller combining elements of science fiction, alternate history and Jewish mysticism. Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: Egypt-Sponsored Gaza Ceasefire in Effect
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2014 - [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt announced on Tuesday reaching a ceasefire agreement within the Gaza strip, which went into effect at 7 pm simultaneously with opening the Israeli border crossings with the strip.
Egypt: UN Chief Welcomes Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire for Gaza
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2014 - [UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today's announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.
South Africa: Gaza, Israel and South Africa's Edge of Reason
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2014 - [GroundUp]Photos of South Africa's national schools debate team wearing keffiyehs and pins with the Palestinian flag fuelled a hurricane of social media hate earlier in August 2014. Mandy de Waal interviewed members of the team and considers what can be learned from that perfect storm.
Tunisia: Marzouki, Mechaal Hold Phone Talk After Ceasefire Deal in Gaza
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki had, on Tuesday evening, a phone conversation with leader of Hamas' political bureau Khaled Mechaal.
South Africa: Gift of the Givers En Route to Gaza
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2014 - [SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The South African humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, is en route to Gaza with 16 tons of emergency medical supplies valued at R15 million.
Somalia: Qatar Donates Boats to Somalia
allAfrica.com 27 Aug 2014 - [Dalsan Radio]The Qatari government through Qatar charity has donated 40 fishing boats to the federal government Of Somalia. The organization has handed over the boats to Benadir administration which will further give out to needy fisher men.
Arab Americans Stand In Solidarity With Ferguson
Arab American Institute 25 Aug 2014 - As Arab Americans, we understand the real life impact of profiling and discriminatory law enforcement practices. We know how it can range from �minor� inconveniences while traveling to destroying someone�s professional career. The death of yet another young African American teenager demonstrates how truly grave the...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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...
Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism
Sabbah report 27 Aug 2014 - A peek into tomorrow's Israel... "For me, personally, Arabs are something I can't look at...If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won't think twice." The post: Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign...
Fascism Grips Israel
Sabbah report 27 Aug 2014 - Creeping fascism threatens Jews and non-Jews alike. So does the scourge of Zionism. It made Israel a killing machine. Palestinians bear the brunt of its barbarism. The post: Fascism Grips Israel appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
IOF Soldier of the Prisoners Pictures Scandal Hit by Palestinian Resistance
Sabbah report 27 Aug 2014 - Eden Nagar was one of two persons hit by a rocket launched from Gaza on August 22, 2014. The event was published two days afterwards. In 2010, she was named Eden Abergil and caused a worldwide scandal after publishing images photographed throughout Operation Cast Lead while...
Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”
Sabbah report 27 Aug 2014 - "The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis..." The post: Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents” appeared first on...
The #GazaBucketChallenge ~ by .@iFalasteen
Sabbah report 27 Aug 2014 - "I Did this for Gaza, to give awareness for people about whats going on in my home land everyday and to don't forget to save lives and boycott Israeli products." #GazaBucketChallenge The post: The #GazaBucketChallenge ~ by .@iFalasteen appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for...
#BDS: Pro-Palestine demonstrators target Marks & Spencer store in Newry, Ireland
Sabbah report 27 Aug 2014 - A large group of Pro-Palestine activists have surprised and targeted Marks & Spencer in Newry, Northern Ireland on Saturday, and attempted to remove Israeli-linked products from shelves. The post: #BDS: Pro-Palestine demonstrators target Marks & Spencer store in Newry, Ireland appeared first on Sabbah Report §...
Jewish Voice for Peace Congressional Briefing
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Aug 2014 - Below are videos from Jewish Voice for Peace's first-ever congressional briefing. The briefing took place on Capitol Hill on June 24th, 2014. If you'd like to support the critical work of Jewish Voice for Peace, please click here . Post Peace Talks: What's Next for Israel and...
Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Aug 2014 - O n May 21, 2014, the US Campaign and a diverse group of organizations held a congressional briefing to raise awareness about Israel's discriminatio n against U.S. citizens. Below are the testimonies from the briefing. Yousef Munayyer - Part 1 Sandra Tamari - Part 2 Donna...
10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! July 9 We Divest Day of Action
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Aug 2014 - Mark your calendars! The We Divest Campaign has called for a national day of action on July 9, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling declaring Israel's wall on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal. Below are materials to...
12 States Participate in Free Cone Day!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Aug 2014 - The following report back is by Mark Hage of member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel . The second annual Free Cone Day leafleting action at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on Tuesday, April 8, organized by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org),...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Aug 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 27 Aug 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
  Ma'an News
 
Abbas announces Israel-Gaza ceasefire
8/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p. m."We confirm...
Senior Hamas official: Israel agreed to open Gaza crossings
8/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) - Israel has agreed to open Gaza crossings to allow the flow of humanitarian aid and construction material, senior Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said Tuesday. Speaking to Ma'an, Abu Marzouq added that three more Gaza crossings...
7 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
8/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike on Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip killed 22-year-old Muhammad Zaanin and injured several others, bringing Tuesday's death toll to seven. A Ma'an reporter quoted witnesses as saying that...
Gaza housing towers destroyed by Israeli airstrikes
8/26/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes destroyed two residential housing towers in Gaza City on Tuesday as two Palestinians were killed in overnight airstrikes. Muhammad Muin Abu Ajwa and Hasan Omar al-Sawwaf were killed in airstrikes targeting central Gaza City. Another...
2 Palestinians killed, 20 injured in Israeli airstrikes
8/26/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were killed and 20 injured early Tuesday as Israel continued air raids on the Gaza Strip, medics said. Muhammad Muin Abu Ajwa and Hasan Omar al-Sawwaf were killed in airstrikes targeting central Gaza City. At...
Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinians in Rafah
8/26/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians in the al-Jneinah neighborhood in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, shortly before a ceasefire agreement was due to go into effect. Witnesses told Ma'an that several people...
Report: Israeli killed, 7 injured by rocket fire in Eshkol
8/26/2014 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- An Israeli died and two others were injured after a mortar shell fired from Gaza landed in the Eshkol area of southern Israel, reports said. Israel's Ynet news site said two people were in...
Israeli forces detain 12 PFLP leaders in West Bank
8/26/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 12 leaders from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine overnight Monday, sources in the group told Ma'an. Ahmad al-Haj Muhammad Abu al-Nimr and Zahi Khatatba were detained in the Nablus town...
Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank
8/26/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes erupted late Monday between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in Wad al-Juz, Silwan and Jerusalem. A Ma'an reporter said Israeli forces detained a youth from Wad al-Juz after assaulting him. Witnesses said Israeli forces blocked a...
Abbas set to announce ceasefire
8/26/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday will declare a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, Ma'an has learned. Sources told Ma'an that Abbas would declare a long-term ceasefire agreement...
Hamas declares victory, celebrations across Palestine
8/26/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Immediately after the Gaza ceasefire went into effect Tuesday evening, Hamas urged Gazans to take to the streets and "celebrate victory and the fulfillment of the Palestinian people's demands."In a news conference at Shifa...
Palestinians protest closure of Hebron checkpoint
8/26/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron's Old City on Tuesday to protest the closure of a military checkpoint by Israeli forces, witnesses said, after it was burned down by a firebomb. A sit-in protest was held...
Abbas to hold emergency meeting on Gaza
8/26/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- President Abbas will hold an emergency meeting in Ramallah Tuesday evening to discuss initiatives to end Israel's war on Gaza, sources told Ma'an. The emergency meeting will take place at 7 p. m. and...
US: 7 European states to arm Kurds in Iraq
8/26/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Seven European governments have pledged to provide weapons and ammunition to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Tuesday."In addition to support from the US, and the central government of Iraq in Baghdad...
  The Guardian
 
Gaza ceasefire: Israel and Palestinians agree to halt weeks of fighting
27 Aug 2014 - No reports of violence on Wednesday after Egypt brokered indefinite ceasefire between two sides The war in Gaza ended on Tuesday after Israel and...
Palestinians celebrate Gaza ceasefire video
27 Aug 2014 - Hamas militants and residents of Gaza City celebrate on Tuesday following an agreement to an indefinite ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian groups. A UN...
Palestinian minister: investigate foreign citizens serving in Israel's army
26 Aug 2014 - Riad al-Malki calls on governments including those of the UK, US and Australia to investigate nationals over Gaza war The Palestinian government has urged...
Israel bombs two Gaza City tower blocks after brief warning video
26 Aug 2014 - Footage shows Israeli air strikes on two Gaza City tower blocks which caused one building to collapse and severely damaged the other. Tuesday's strikes...
Drama about Holocaust survivors' illegal voyage to Palestine sets sail
26 Aug 2014 - Chris Columbus is to co-produce the drama, centered around the 1947 voyage of the SS Exodus from France to Palestine that was intercepted by...
'Gaza violence is crushing the rights of young Palestinians to an education'
26 Aug 2014 - Palestinian academic Bashir Makhoul sees the conflict in Gaza reducing opportunities for both Palestinian and Israeli students Middle Eastern politics is a sensitive subject,...
Israel bombs two Gaza City tower blocks
26 Aug 2014 - Air strikes cause one 15-storey tower to collapse and severely damaging another while separate strike on house kills two Israel has bombed two Gaza...
Gaza death toll increases as Israeli strikes continue
25 Aug 2014 - At least 112 Palestinians killed in more than 350 Israeli air strikes across the territory since the truce collapsed on 19 August Violence reverberated...
Gaza aid worker: we have stopped feeling anything in pictures
25 Aug 2014 - Azzam al-Saqqa is working for Christian Aid in Gaza. Using just the camera on his phone and WhatsApp, he has captured images of both...
Welcome to Sarajevo: Ashraf Mashharawi's journey from war-torn Gaza to the film festival
25 Aug 2014 - When Ashraf Mashharawi, a documentarian from Gaza, learned he was a joint winner of the Katrin Cartlidge award, he was determined to travel to...
Oscar García resigns as Maccabi Tel Aviv coach citing security concerns
26 Aug 2014 - Former Brighton manager leaves amid war in Gaza Ex-Liverpool assistant Pako Ayestarán will take over Maccabi Tel Avivs coach, the former Brighton & Hove...
US journalist held hostage in Syria taken to Tel Aviv after release
25 Aug 2014 - Peter Theo Curtis undergoing medical checks after being held by Jabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaida, since autumn 2012 An American journalist who was...
  Daily Star
 
Army arrests 22 Syrians in north Lebanon
27 Aug 2014 Military intelligence raids Syrian refugee locations in north Lebanon, as part of measures for tightening security control on illegal residence of Syrians.
Lebanon Speaker Berri puts faith in Saudi-Iran talks
27 Aug 2014 Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri expresses hope that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran will ward off threats facing the region.
ISIS executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base
27 Aug 2014 Pictures posted on social media by supporters show ISIS militants executes Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria.
Stray fire from Syrian Golan hurts Israeli officer
27 Aug 2014 An Israeli army officer is moderately injured by stray fire from fighting on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights plateau, a military spokeswoman says.
Iran foreign minister to visit Turkey, Russia
27 Aug 2014 Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Turkey Thursday before embarking on a mini-tour of Europe that will take him to Russia, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium, Iranian media reports.
UN Interim Force in Lebanon's mandate extended
27 Aug 2014 The U.N. Security Council extended the mandate of the Interim Force in Lebanon for an additional year in a decision issued Tuesday evening.
Lebanon to crack down on illegal signal jammers, repeaters
27 Aug 2014 Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb announces a crackdown on illegal signal jammers interferring with mobile phone reception and said he plans to shift to microwave transmission.
Syria warplanes bomb Lebanon border region
27 Aug 2014 Syrian warplanes launch airstrikes on a remote border Lebanese area, targeting militant hideouts, a Lebanese security source tells The Daily Star.
Lebanon to tackle quarries' impact on mountain scenery
27 Aug 2014 Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk Wednesday said the Cabinet formed a ministerial committee to draft a plan to regulate the work of quarries.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Israeli ISPs may soon offer tracking tools to monitor employees' online habits
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2014
Netanyahu's Likud faces serious competition as breakaway minister's party steps up
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2014
Not just Gaza: Netanyahu’s image needs rebuilding, too
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2014
Israel preparing tender for earthquake-warning system
Ha'aretz - 27 Aug 2014
Serial stabbing suspect sues U.S. to be sent to Israel
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2014
President Rivlin working on anti-racism program
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2014
As rockets continue, Israel's south mulls how to bus children to school safely
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2014
PA's Abbas expected to announce long-term cease-fire for Gaza
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2014
Rabbinic court forbids woman from letting her children meet female spouse
Ha'aretz - 26 Aug 2014
Piron and border mayors meet as new school year looms
Ha'aretz - 25 Aug 2014
Sewage solution gives Galilee stream something to burble about
Ha'aretz - 25 Aug 2014
Right-wing MKs aim to make Hebrew Israel’s only official language
Ha'aretz - 25 Aug 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Zahhar: We toppled Israel’s national security strategy
Palestinian masses echoed cheers as Hamas political bureau member Mahmoud al-Zahhar announced on Tuesday evening Israel’s political, strategic, and military defeat.
International campaign to prosecute Israeli war criminals
The Palestinian Bar Association declared the launch of the international campaign to prosecute Israeli officials for committing war crimes and massacres in Gaza.
Articles of the Gaza ceasefire agreement
The Palestinian resistance has reached an agreement Tuesday with Israel on a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip under Egyptian mediation after more than 50 days of Israel’s barbaric offensive.
Hamas announces approval of lasting ceasefire in Gaza, declares victory
Hamas announced Tuesday that it agreed to an Egyptian-brokered, open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, dubbing the deal “a great victory for the Palestinian people and resistance.â€
Jewish settler opens fire at Palestinian youths
A Jewish settler opened fire at a group of Palestinian youths in Beit Furik town, east of Nablus, on Tuesday night but failed to wound anyone of them.
UN and US welcome Gaza truce deal
The UN and the US welcomed the truce deal between the Palestinians and Israelis in Gaza and expressed hope that the agreement would pave the way for a political settlement between the two sides.
Egypt officially announces long-term Gaza ceasefire
Truce-broker Egypt has announced a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and the Israeli occupation, to be put into effect as of 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday.
Israel kills three Gazans, stamps out family homes shortly before ceasefire
A barrage of renewed Israeli airstrikes rocking besieged Gaza on Tuesday afternoon claimed the lives of at least three Palestinian youths and knocked down three civilian homes.
IOF kidnaps 23 W. Bankers in overnight campaign
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night and at dawn Tuesday raided several homes in different areas of the West Bank and kidnapped 23 Palestinian citizens, including human rights activists.
4 Palestinians killed in renewed Israeli attacks
Four Palestinians were killed Tuesday evening while six others were injured in two separate Israeli attacks in Gaza City and northern Gaza.
  IRIN
 
Egypt’s rural poor watching Sisi’s policies
CAIRO 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Two months since Egypt elected a new President, the rural poor are still waiting to find out if grand plans will become reality >
  Aljazeera
 
Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce
08/27/2014 - Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.
US man 'fighting for IS group' dies in Syria
08/27/2014 - Douglas McCain, a one-time aspiring rapper from California, reported killed in fighting against al-Nusra Front forces.
Lagarde questioned in French fraud probe
08/27/2014 - IMF chief and ex-finance minister in Nicolas Sarkozy's government faces probe over role in pay-out deal to businessman.
Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' released
08/27/2014 - John Jairo Vasquez, trusted lieutenant of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, freed after serving 22 years of 30-year sentence.
WHO shuts down Sierra Leone Ebola laboratory
08/27/2014 - World Health Organisation closes facility after a health worker there was infected with deadly disease.
China rejects Taiwan breach of airspace claim
08/27/2014 - Two Chinese military jets performed "routine flight" and left without incident, says China's defence ministry.
Court rules Modi can pick charged politicians
08/27/2014 - Supreme court says PM can include politicians charged with crimes in cabinet but should take into account Indian values.
Ukraine cites Russia support for peace plan
08/27/2014 - President Petro Poroshenko says he has support for peace plan from all leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk.
  New York Times
 
Public Executions Increasingly Common in Syria, U.N. Panel Finds
27 Aug 2014 - As the three-year civil war evolves, brutality is increasing and detainees held by the government and by armed opposition groups face torture and cruel treatment, the group reported.
American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria
26 Aug 2014 - Douglas McAuthur McCain’s death is an early clue for American officials as they try to identify the Americans who have joined ISIS.
Peter Theo Curtis, Released by Al Qaeda’s Syrian Branch, Flies Home to His Family
26 Aug 2014 - Peter Theo Curtis, who had been held captive for nearly two years by the Nusra Front, was released after the government of Qatar intervened on his behalf, his family said.
U.S. Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS
26 Aug 2014 - President Obama is nearing a decision to authorize airstrikes and airdrops around Amerli, an Iraqi town that has been under siege by militants for more than two months.
World Briefing: U.S. Fires on an Iranian Boat
26 Aug 2014 - A United States Coast Guard vessel fired Tuesday on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf in what the Defense Department said was a defensive maneuver.
Cease-Fire Extended, but Not on Hamas’s Terms
26 Aug 2014 - The long-term deal, proposed by Egypt, halts the longest, bloodiest battle either side has experienced in years, but without resolving many of the bigger issues underlying the conflict.
Open Source: ISIS Conspiracy Theories Include One That It’s an American Plot
26 Aug 2014 - Supporters of Egypt’s military relied on fabricated quotes said to be from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir to bolster claims that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is part of an American plot.
Betrayal of Yazidis Stokes Iraqi Fears of Return to 2006 Sectarian Horrors
26 Aug 2014 - Yazidis who fled the violence in northern Iraq were left with a sense of betrayal after Arabs who they thought were friends became supporters of ISIS, or even joined militants.
New Palestinian Town in West Bank Awaits Israel’s Approval for Water
26 Aug 2014 - Rawabi, a heralded enterprise in the West Bank, lacks residents more than a year after its first 600 apartments were sold, becoming a cautionary tale about investing in the area.
Op-Ed Contributor: Gaza, Victim of History
26 Aug 2014 - The Gaza Strip is a far less complex issue than East Jerusalem or the West Bank. So why has it become such a place of misery?
Shiite Rebels Make New Demands to Yemen
25 Aug 2014 - Members of a Shiite rebel group on Monday presented Yemen’s government with new demands in order to stop their protests, hardening their positions and prolonging a standoff in the capital.
Obama Authorizes Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria
25 Aug 2014 - The flights approved by President Obama would be a precursor to broader airstrikes against Sunni militants, which are already taking place in Iraq.
Syria Declares Its Readiness in Backing Efforts to Fight Jihadists
25 Aug 2014 - The announcement appeared to be a preliminary attempt to rehabilitate the government’s international standing, which has been condemned for its brutal tactics in the country’s civil war.
U.S. Says It Told Qatar Not to Pay a Ransom
25 Aug 2014 - The Obama administration has insisted that it told the government of Qatar not to pay a ransom for the release of the captured journalist Peter Theo Curtis.
  Jerusalem Post
 
UN waits for Cairo cease-fire details before going forward with resolution
26 Aug 2014 - Jordan will continue to push for consultations on the draft resolution its diplomats presented to the Security Council on behalf of the Arab group at the UN.
Washington prepares to attack Islamic State targets in Syria
26 Aug 2014 - The US government has stepped up its efforts to increase its knowledge of Islamic State activities and assets in and around Raqqa, the group’s nominal capital.
PFLP-GC denies Ahmed Jibril has been killed
26 Aug 2014 - Several reports claimed that members of a branch of al-Qaida operating in Syria had managed to kill Jibril, who is affiliated with the Syrian regime.
Council of Jewish Women backs call to probe UNRWA for actions during Gaza crisis
26 Aug 2014 - ICJW sent letters of support to three US senators who have called for an independent investigation into UNRWA’s role during the current round of fighting.
Second Israeli fatality declared after earlier mortar attack
26 Aug 2014 - Israeli evacuated in critical condition after barrage of mortar fire from Gaza targeted Eshkol region just before cease-fire, succumbs to his wounds.
Opposition to cease-fire comes from across political spectrum
26 Aug 2014 - Eshkol chairman tells residents not to come home, because there is not a "real cease-fire;" half of the cabinet ministers, many in coalition opposed to cease-fire.
Crowds celebrate Hamas 'victory' in Gaza streets
26 Aug 2014 - Hamas leader resurfaces to declare that Gaza will build sea-port, airport and show Palestinians can "target any part of Israel."
The northern front
26 Aug 2014 - Hezbollah is plainly busy elsewhere as is Assad’s chief military mainstay against the rebels.
Ferguson and Israel
26 Aug 2014 - Asymmetrical conflicts exist everywhere you go, and I believe the media plays a huge detrimental role in this.
In My Own Write: Evil in action
26 Aug 2014 - I would give a lot to know how those outside our conflict received Khaled Mashaal’s declaration that, unlike Islamic State, Hamas does not target civilians.
Our world: Embracing the obvious truth
26 Aug 2014 - The moral and ideological divide between Israel and Hamas is so self-evident that the only way to ignore it is by embracing and cultivating ignorance.
‘Don’t Hear O Israel!’
26 Aug 2014 - How anti-Israel protests across Europe are and should stay irrelevant to Israel’s national security policy.
Turkish ‘humanitarian’ group behind ‘Marmara’ signs pact with Qatar
26 Aug 2014 - Doha and Ankara have been supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups throughout the Middle East.
Fighting extremism: A two-pronged approach
26 Aug 2014 - In the last few weeks we’ve seen that words of hate lead to unconscionable violence; being reactive isn’t enough; we must be proactive.
Significant rise in number of registered patents, but majority of income from pharmaceuticals
26 Aug 2014 - Income from Israeli intellectual property in 2012-2013 totaled NIS 1,881 million but gap still exists between academic achievements and economic application.
Kerry calls cease-fire 'an opportunity, not a certainty'
26 Aug 2014 - State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki suggests Israel retains the right to target tunnels as identified.
Streets of miracles in southern Israel under fire
26 Aug 2014 - Residents in South dodge projectile attacks from Gaza as early morning rocket strike lightly injures 39 in Ashkelon.
Recent escalation has demonstrated importance of welfare services, says minister
26 Aug 2014 - During the course of the past month the welfare ministry transferred some NIS 13 million towards emergency funds for communities in the South.
Opposition, coalition call for more benefits for residents of South
26 Aug 2014 - Regev: People in line of fire should not have to pay VAT to build safe rooms; Shai: Damages should be paid beyond 40km from Gaza border.
Gaza cease-fire between Israel, Hamas goes into effect
26 Aug 2014 - Hamas says Egyptian-brokered truce represents "a victory for the resistance"; officials say Israeli cabinet members not asked to vote on cease-fire.
Tehran seeks to overcome Western influence by supplying weapons to Kurds
26 Aug 2014 - Iranians have been present in Kurdistan and pushing for their interests for a long time, says expert.
JPost debate: Is the media coverage of Gaza op fair?
26 Aug 2014 - What restrictions have journalists covering Operation Protective Edge in Gaza faced, and how can they be overcome?
Can Hamas be deterred?
26 Aug 2014 - Possibly – but it would require a radical change in Israel’s conduct
Fate of oil shale pilot will likely be determined next week
26 Aug 2014 - Jerusalem District Committee for Planning and Building to reconvene to determine program's future.
  YNet News
 
IDF responds to Syrian stray fire with artillery
27 Aug 2014 - ....
UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria
27 Aug 2014 - ....
IDF officer wounded by stray Syrian bullet
27 Aug 2014 - ....
Al-Jazeera reports rebels take over Quneitra Crossing
27 Aug 2014 - ....
Breaking: 2 mortars hit in Golan Heights, 2 cars damaged
27 Aug 2014 - ....
The end of the operation: Hamas blinked first
26 Aug 2014 - No one should be deceived by the rather ostentatious displays of victory on the streets of Gaza, but Israel must be firm in its demands, and its leader should take a good hard look at their own behavior over the past 50 days. ....
Israeli source: US will back Israel in Security Council
26 Aug 2014 - The world weighs in on Gaza truce: Kerry looks to work with Abbas on rehabilitation, Blair heads for long-term prosperity, US prepares for 'long road ahead'. ....
Man hurt in Eshkol mortar attack succumbs to his wounds
26 Aug 2014 - Second person dies after mortar fire attack on Kibbutz Nirim one hour before ceasefire; death toll for Operation Protective Edge rises to 70.....
Gang with Palestinian flags assault Jewish couple in New York
26 Aug 2014 - Police sources tell the New York Post that anti-Semitism may have motivated the attack in which assailants yelled 'anti-Jewish' remarks and punched the man in the head. ....
Two killed, one wounded by Gaza mortar fire on Eshkol
26 Aug 2014 - Militants continue to launch lethal artillery barrages on southern Israel from the Strip, even as Palestinian, Israeli, and Egyptian officials declare ceasefire reached.....
Bennett calls for vote on Gaza ceasefire, says cabinet opposes deal
26 Aug 2014 - Economy Minister says Netanyahu avoided cabinet ministers who were only updated by phone on ceasefire developments; Gal-On: Netanyahu handed victory to Hamas 'on the backs of residents of the south'. ....
An ill-judged ostrich policy
26 Aug 2014 - Given the essentially political nature of its decisions, Israel's Supreme Court should be made up of justices from across the political spectrum. ....
Anti-Semitic fliers distributed in Jewish area of Sydney
26 Aug 2014 - Homes in Bondi neighborhood reportedly awoke to hand-delivered pamphlets claiming Jews control the media, promoting local wqhite power group. ....
Jewish center reopens 6 years after Mumbai attacks
26 Aug 2014 - Afer terror attack on building in 2008 left six people dead, Mumbai Chabad center to repoen, set to house $2.5 million Jewish Museum. ....
We're all James Foley
25 Aug 2014 - The images that will sear into our memories following this war would not be of the dozens we lost, our the wreckage in Gaza, but of the tunnels, the executions of 'collaborators' by Hamas and the journalist who was slaughtered. ....
The road to a ceasefire is via Rafah
25 Aug 2014 - A drawn-out war of attrition would be worse for Israel than Hamas, which has learned well from Hezbollah how to win hearts and minds in wartime. ....
 

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