"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
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  International Middle East Media Center
13 Children Kidnapped In Jerusalem; 10 Palestinians In West Bank
Approximately 600 Palestinians kidnapped in Jerusalem in two months Israeli soldiers invaded dozens of communities in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped 22 Palestinians, including ten children. ...
Thousands of Palestinians to be Forcibly Moved for Settlement Expansion
Israel is planning to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins from their West Bank communities into a designated township to free up land for settlement expansion. Local and international groups are urging world leaders to pressure Israel to stop this violation of Palestinian rights. ...
Survivors of Ship Disaster Arrive in Malta
Three Palestinian survivors of ship which sunk near Malta arrived have safely in the country after Panamanian trade ships came to their rescue. ...
Samer al-Issawi in "Deteriorating Condition"
Palestinian detainee and iconic former hunger striker Samer al-Issawi is in deteriorating condition, his family said following a visit with him. ...
Israel Installs New Surveillance Room On Main Entrance Of Ibrahimi Mosque
The Israeli army installed, on Monday, a new surveillance room at the main entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. ...
Netanyahu Calls for Increase in Military Budget
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the “security threats” surrounding Israel will require authorities to raise the military's budget by billions of New Israeli Shekels, while pressing the necessity of avoiding a financial deficit in the public budget. ...
Army Cuts Electricity to Kufr Qaddum, 6 Villagers Dependant on Oxygen Machines Evacuated
Kufr Qaddum was without the electricity since 11pm on Thursday night. Six villagers who are dependant on oxygen machines have been evacuated to the nearby hospital in Nablus. ...
Ministry of Education: Estimated $33m in Educational Sector Losses
The Palestinian http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=Ministry+of+Education&button=Search+%3E%3E has reported that the educational sector of the Gaza Strip has sustained a staggering $33 million of losses, as a result of the recently-halted conflict in the Gaza Strip. ...
Israeli Intelligence Responds to Conscientous Objectors
Veterans of the elite Israeli intelligence unit "8200" rallied to its own defense, Sunday, following a http://www.imemc.org/article/69112 by 43 of their former fellow teammates. ...
Ailing Administrative Detainee Faces Life-Threatening Conditions
The family of detainee Reziq Abdullah Rajoub, 57, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, voiced an appeal to human rights and legal groups to intervene for his release, especially amidst his deteriorating health condition. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Gaza mortar shell lands in Israel for first time since cease-fire
No word of injuries or damages; Hamas says no knowledge of mortar, adds that Palestinians remained committed to truce.
Former IDF chief rabbi suspected of leaking secret Gaza war info to Bennett
Avichai Ronsky barred from border area during fighting after economy minister brags of insider knowledge.
War left four million tons of rubble in Gaza, says environmental group
Amount of rubble is five-times more than in last conflict between Israel, Gaza, advocacy group says in report; would take $30 million, six to eight months to clear.
Israel and Palestinians reach Gaza reconstruction deal under UN supervision
The Palestinian Authority said in a study recently that the reconstruction work would cost $7.8 billion, two and a half times Gaza's gross domestic product.
Defense Minister Ya'alon: Gaza fighting won't resume at month's end
Defense minister also discounts any immediate Islamic State threat to Israel, and rules out Yoav Galant as next IDF chief, says person in top spot to be picked from 'generals in uniform.'
AG urged to investigate nature of Lieberman's secret Vienna visit
Following Haaretz's report, MKs Yacimovich and Freij demand clarification as to whether Lieberman took a private trip on the taxpayer's dime.
IDF’s Hezbollah warning may not be spin maneuver
Cynics may question the timing of the Israel Defense Forces' warnings about Hezbollah's ambitions, but the truth is more prosaic.
Israel halts drone sale to Ukraine to avoid irking Russia, report says
Kiev was eyeing equipment that it could use against the Moscow-backed separatists, according to Channel 2.
U.S. Jewish group accused of McCarthyism after publishing list of pro-boycott professors
AMCHA advises Jewish students to check names 'before registering,' accuses academics of breaking law; religious Jewish prof asks to be included.
Islamic State militants may target Israelis abroad, counterterrorism bureau warns
National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau cites 'apprehension' over jihadist 'graduates of Syria and Iraq.'
Lieberman's secret Vienna visit: 'Sensitive diplomatic meetings' and one Martin Schlaff
Most senior Foreign Ministry officials were not aware of the minister's side trip to Vienna on his way to Lithuania and the U.S.; the Austrian Foreign Ministry was also surprised.
One of the Mossad’s greatest leaders dies
Yitzhak Hofi helped pave the way for Israel’s 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.
Police counterterrorism unit gets green light to operate outside of Israel
Elite Yamam unit will also be expanded in face of terror threat from north and south.
Rocket alert siren in Gaza-border community was false alarm
Siren sounded weeks after Israel, Hamas agreed to Gaza cease-fire.
Unit 8200 refuseniks shed light on ethics of Israel's intel gathering
For the first time, a distinction has been drawn between intel gathering against Israel's enemies, and spying on ordinary Palestinian citizens. By not exiling like Snowden, the signatories were willing to pay the price of their actions.
Lapid won’t quit coalition over budget dispute
PM Netanyahu defends increasing security spend, questions where Israel would be without Iron Dome, secure borders.
IDF officer: In next war, Hezbollah may seize Israeli territory
A senior Israeli officer says the Shi’ite group is increasing its presence at the border, but still focusing more on Lebanon and Syria.
Sanctions on Russia could affect Israel, Finland FM says
Erkki Tuomioja said that after offering Israel mainly 'carrots' to bring about peace with the Palestinians, the EU may have to use 'sticks.'
Israel appoints its first female ambassador to an Arab state
Einat Shlain to replace Daniel Nevo in Jordan; Nevo is thought to have developed best relationship with monarchy of any Israeli diplomat.
Palestinians begin talks with UNSC members on '67 borders
Kuwaiti foreign minister visits Ramallah, in first official meeting since 1967.
Netanyahu, Lapid still unable to resolve budget dispute
Prime minister and finance minister fail to bridge differences over defense spending and fiscal deficit in 5-hour meeting, will try again later in week.
Police arrest four E. Jerusalem boys for suspected gas station arson
Attack followed police shooting and death of Mohammed Sunuqrut, 16, a week ago.
Hollywood stars attack Hamas in NY Times ad
The likes of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Rogen, Aaron Sorkin, Roseanne Barr, Sherry Lansing, Sarah Silverman and Kathy Ireland said ' Hamas cannot be allowed to rain rockets on Israeli cities.'
Netanyahu: letter by refuseniks from elite intel unit 8200 was 'baseless slander'
Speaking at a cyber security conference at Tel Aviv University, prime minister also says Iran helped Hamas' cyber attacks against Israel during Gaza war.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
“My faith sees me through!”
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
PCHR Follows up Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces in Latest Offensive on the Gaza Strip
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04- 10 September 2014)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Israeli settlers attacked internationals and a Palestinian shepherd
9/15/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Operation Dove, At Tuwani - On September 14th, two Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian shepherd and two international near the Israeli outpost of Mitzpe Yair, in the South Hebron Hills area. During the aggression, the settlers stole video cameras from the internationals and...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 109388 16-sep-2014 19:42 ECT] His last cry of pain "echoes in my ears"
16 Sep 2014 - August 26, 2014 - Khaled Hamad and Hala Shehada had been married just a few months and were expecting their first baby. Khaled had promised to buy Hala a maternity dress once her belly began to swell. Her pregnancy is...
[Uruknet 109387 16-sep-2014 04:01 ECT] Iraq: Sunni coalition says militia-backed security forces kidnapped 50 people
16 Sep 2014 - August 26, 2014 -Iraq s Uniters for Reform coalition, or Muttahidoon, a Sunni coalition led by Usama Al-Nujayfi, said on Monday that armed militias backed by security forces are active in the "Baghdad belt" where they have kidnapped 50 people...
[Uruknet 109386 16-sep-2014 03:35 ECT] Al-Moallem: Syria at the heart of the international coalition against the Islamic State
15 Sep 2014 - August 26, 2014 -Syria has announced its readiness to cooperate with the international effort to fight the Islamic State, after the US announced that it is considering expanding its operations against the militant group into Syrian territories. Al-Alam Online news...
[Uruknet 109385 16-sep-2014 01:29 ECT] Syria News - August 25, 2014
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - Idlib: 1 Martyr from Kafrlata village was reported after being targeted by regime forces snipers...Deir Ezzor: Child Ahmad Orabi Mahmoud Jomaa was martyred due to a mortar shell that landed in Abo Abed neighborhood. Hama: Lattamna:...
[Uruknet 109384 16-sep-2014 00:53 ECT] OIC, GCC condemn Iraq sunni mosque massacre
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have condemned the heinous crime perpetrated by armed militiamen who stormed Mos ab ibn Omayr Mosque in Diyala Province, Iraq on Friday. The attack caused...
[Uruknet 109383 16-sep-2014 00:35 ECT] On the 50th Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza:14 Palestinians, 10 of Whom Are Civilians, Including 2 Women and 6 Children, Killed and 120 Others, Including 38 Children and 31 Women, Wounded; 27 Houses, Charity, 2 Mosques, Workshop and Poultry Farm Destroyed
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 50th consecutive day in violation of the international law. They have employed their full-fledged arsenal to attack the Gaza Strip...
[Uruknet 109382 16-sep-2014 00:11 ECT] Three Questions for Hamas
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - There is no doubt that Hamas has exhibited extraordinary resilience under the most difficult of conditions that have bedeviled its period of political leadership in the Gaza Strip that started in 2007. It also seems clear...
[Uruknet 109381 15-sep-2014 22:58 ECT] Iraq snapshot - August 25, 2014.
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014- Friday, United for Peace and Justice finally issued a statement on Iraq . . . and Gaza . . . and Ferguson... If you thought other organizations would suddenly find their voices, you were wrong.Let s survey the ruins of the peace movement...
[Uruknet 109380 15-sep-2014 22:51 ECT] VIDEO: 15 tear gas grenades and 5 stun grenades fired at schoolchildren
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - Today in al-Khalil (Hebron), Israeli forces fired 15 tear gas grenades and canisters, as well as five stun grenades at children as they waited to go to school.Each morning and afternoon the children of al-Khalil, some...
[Uruknet 109379 15-sep-2014 22:39 ECT] Guantánamo Torture Victim Mohamedou Ould Slahi s Harrowing Memoir to be Published in January 2015
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - In January 2015, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a prisoner at Guantánamo, will become the first prisoner still held to have his memoir published. Guantánamo Diary, which he wrote by hand as a 466-page manuscript, beginning in 2005,...
[Uruknet 109378 15-sep-2014 22:29 ECT] Barack Obama, Murderer
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - In early August, US president Barack Obama authorized airstrikes targeted at artillery used by the Islamic State extremist group against Kurdish forces defending Irbil, Iraq s Kurdish regional capital. The Pentagon explained this decision by claiming...
[Uruknet 109377 15-sep-2014 22:18 ECT] Israel promises to continue the slaughter
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - ISRAEL IS once again raining terror from the skies over Gaza. Its war machine is leveling entire apartment blocks, even as it persists in its claim that its "precision" strikes are "proportionate."nThe resumption of Israel s...
[Uruknet 109376 15-sep-2014 21:56 ECT] Egypt deports Palestinian Syrians back to conflict zones
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - Two Palestinian refugees from Syria, Youssef Farid Youssef and Hamza Issa, currently spend their days and nights at Cairo International Airport in a national security limbo furnished by fast-food chains and onlooking security guards.The Egyptian government...
[Uruknet 109375 15-sep-2014 04:20 ECT] Nouri s Iraq: Iraqi military just bombed and killed . . . Iraqi soldiers . . . in military headquarters
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - When Iraq s well trained military officials call in strikes on terrorists, there s always a strong chance -- a very strong chance -- that they re killing civilians. It s not like 100% of the...
[Uruknet 109374 15-sep-2014 04:04 ECT] The difference between children
15 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - After the first child, nobody batted an eye; after the 50th not even a slight tremor was felt in a plane s wing; after the 100th, they stopped counting; after the 200th, they blamed Hamas. After...
[Uruknet 109373 15-sep-2014 03:54 ECT] More bombing of Iraqi Civilians by American Occupation is not the Solution to Iraq s Problems
14 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - Dear Friends, As you know, there have been a huge disinformation campaigns related to what s been going on in Iraq and what ISIS has been committing in Mosul. The continuous American Bombing of villages and...
[Uruknet 109372 15-sep-2014 03:39 ECT] All the Masks Have been Removed
14 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 -During each and every one of the Fridays on the Ramadan month, the authorities of the Israeli occupation implement rules for the sake of appearances:The appearance of alleviations.The appearance of humanitarianism. The appearance of consideration. The appearance...
[Uruknet 109371 15-sep-2014 03:29 ECT] Playwright Wallace Shawn translates ADL ad justifying Israeli child murder into plain English
14 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn has responded to this Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ad blaming Palestinians for Israel s mass slaughter of children in Gaza. Shawn s brilliant "translation" of the ad into plain English is below....
[Uruknet 109370 15-sep-2014 02:25 ECT] In last interview, Auschwitz survivor urged Palestinians "not to give up their fight"
14 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - I mourn the loss of Hajo Meyer, a friend who fearlessly raised his voice to combat Zionism and to express his support for the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom and equality. Hajo passed away...
[Uruknet 109369 15-sep-2014 02:16 ECT] Is criticizing Israel worse than murder at the University of Illinois?
14 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 - There is a very good case to be made that Cary Nelson s inability to place discussion of Israel - particularly discussion of any strong and committed criticism of Israel - within the bounds of rational...
[Uruknet 109368 15-sep-2014 02:02 ECT] Israeli occupation exterminate 90 Palestinian families in Gaza
14 Sep 2014 - August 25, 2014 -Palestinian medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that 90 Palestinian families were completely exterminated by Israeli forces in their ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the number of fatalities...
[Uruknet 109367 14-sep-2014 20:38 ECT] Syria News - August 24, 2014
14 Sep 2014 - August 24, 2014 - By the end of Sunday, the coordination committees were able to document 53 martyrs including 3 women, 2 children and 2 martyrs under torture : 12 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs; 11 in Daraa;...
US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'
BBC 16 Sep 2014 - US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.
ASA statement on Salaita: An ‘assault against the Program in American Indian Studies at UIUC ‘
Mondoweiss 16 Sep 2014 - As evidence the Salaita firing is a catastrophe for the University of Illinois keeps stacking up , the American Studies Association ( ASA ), the oldest scholarly organization devoted to interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, issued a statement from their Executive Committee characterizing the UIUC administration’s decision...
Yale president’s office was involved from the gitgo in blowup over Yale chaplain’s letter
Mondoweiss 16 Sep 2014 - Good news: Journalists are writing up the Rev. Bruce Shipman case at Yale in a sympathetic manner. Was it really necessary for the Episcopal chaplain to lose his job at the school because of a three-sentence letter to the New York Times saying Israel’s “carnage” in Gaza is a factor...
US and Canada strengthen economic relationship with Israel following attack on Gaza
Mondoweiss 16 Sep 2014 - Since Operation Protective Edge began in Gaza in early July, Israel has strengthened economic relationships with its closest allies. Within days of the air campaign starting, the U.S. and Israel penned a mutual recognition  customs agreement which will  lift screening barriers and tariffs. Then on Monday Israel...
Achieving a hudna and ten years of calm in Israel/Palestine
Mondoweiss 16 Sep 2014 - Eretz Israel is not an empty country … On no account must we injure the rights of the inhabitants.  Only “Ghetto Dreamers” … can imagine that Eretz Israel will be given to the Jews with the added right of dispossessing the current inhabitants of the country....
Turkey mulls anti-IS 'buffer zone'
BBC 16 Sep 2014 - Turkey is developing plans for a buffer zone on its border with Iraq and Syria against Islamic State militants, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
Canadian gov’t offered to pay leading fotog’s way to Asian festival so long as he didn’t talk about Gaza
Mondoweiss 16 Sep 2014 - “Big Brother is watching us all,” Larry Towell, a leading Canadian photographer, writes after Canada’s government offered to pay his way to a Bangladesh photo festival so long as he doesn’t talk about Gaza. No dice, Towell said. Towell is one of the great creative spirits...
Viewpoint: Why Islamic State will not endure
BBC 16 Sep 2014 - Why Islamic State is not the enduring force it appears to be
ISIS and the West’s Coalition of the Barely-Willing
Tikun Olam 16 Sep 2014 - Kerry entering the Paris meeting of anti-ISIS nations (Alain Jocard/AFP-Getty In 1991, George Bush created what was then called the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to defeat Saddam Hussein.  Yesterday, the U.S. met with members of what it hoped would be a new coalition of similarly willing...
Six police killed in Egypt bombing
BBC 16 Sep 2014 - Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.
VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq
BBC 15 Sep 2014 - A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.
The Pennywhistlers Started It All
Tikun Olam 15 Sep 2014 - There were two songs that played a formative role in my musical life.  They are Shto Mi e Milo , recorded by the Pennywhistlers (1966) and Si Bheag, Si Mor , by Planxty (1973).  The Pennywhistlers came first.  They were the mother lode.  Ethel Raim and her sisters...
Conditioning ourselves for our forthcoming civil war
Al-Akhbar Blogs 16 Sep 2014 - With an interesting track record of Lebanese people and entities occupying public venues and establishments for their various agendas, it’s not entirely true that anyone in Lebanon is surprised with recent events such as the occupation of our national electricity company, EDL, or the Tripoli-Beirut highway...
Which Islam?
Al-Akhbar Blogs 15 Sep 2014 - Western media are aghast: why can’t “Islam” condemn the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and expel it from “Islam.” For Western media, Islam is an office with fancy headquarters where bureaucrats produce fatwas around the clock. In the wake of September 11, Senator Dianne...
Against tyranny, obscurantism, and invasion
Al-Akhbar Opinion 15 Sep 2014 - Iraqi President Faud Masum (L) listens while French President Francois Hollande speaks during the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq at the Quai d’Orsay on September 15, 2014 in Paris, France. World leaders are meeting about strategies to address the threat in the Mideast...
Shipwreck survivors say traffickers "laughed" as hundreds drowned
Al-Akhbar News 16 Sep 2014 - Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. "After they hit our boat they waited to make sure that it had sunk completely...
Saudi Arabia carries out 54th execution of 2014 despite UN condemnations
Al-Akhbar News 16 Sep 2014 - A Syrian convicted of drug trafficking was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the interior ministry said. Mohammed Ismail al-Jammus had been charged with smuggling a large quantity of amphetamines into the country, a ministry statement reported by state news agency SPA said. His decapitation takes...
UN: Deal reached to import Gaza reconstruction material
Al-Akhbar News 16 Sep 2014 - The United Nations has brokered an Israeli-Palestinian deal on imports of construction materials to Gaza, an envoy said Tuesday. The agreement on monitoring the supply of materials "must get up and running without delay," said Robert Serry, the UN envoy for the Middle East. The deal,...
Austrian teenage girl who joined ISIS might have been killed in Syria
Al-Akhbar News 16 Sep 2014 - Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, fled Austria to join the ISIS, according to local reports. Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, fled Austria to join the ISIS, according to local reports. Austrian authorities said Tuesday they were investigating reports that one of two...
Attacks on Syrians in Lebanon: Scapegoating, par excellence
Al-Akhbar News 16 Sep 2014 - Syrian refugees in Lebanon in a makeshift shelter. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar) Syrian refugees in Lebanon in a makeshift shelter. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar) Attacks on Syrians in Lebanon have been increasing and have become much more public and flagrant, especially after the events in Ersal....
US to "persistently" strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus
Al-Akhbar News 16 Sep 2014 - Planned US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria, which are not authorized by Damascus, will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. "This plan includes targeted actions against ISIS safe havens...
The Islamic State gearing up for the “War of the Cross”
Al-Akhbar Politics 16 Sep 2014 - Smoke rises in the horizon following US airstrikes targeting Islamic State (IS) militants at Mosul Dam on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul where insurgents are fighting Kurdish forces on August 18, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Ahmed al-Rubaye) Smoke rises in the horizon following US airstrikes...
Lebanon: What caused the nationwide power blackout?
Al-Akhbar Politics 16 Sep 2014 - A young girl does her schoolwork by candlelight during one of the numerous power-cuts plaguing Lebanon. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) A young girl does her schoolwork by candlelight during one of the numerous power-cuts plaguing Lebanon. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) On the morning of September 15, most of Lebanon, including...
Leader of uprising in Saudi’s Eastern Province: ‘I will be the next martyr’
Al-Akhbar Politics 16 Sep 2014 - Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia was one of the regions that had joined the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, to demand its political rights, and end the injustice and discrimination its people suffer at the...
ISIS: The monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh
Al-Akhbar Politics 15 Sep 2014 - Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (C) arrives for an international conference on Islamic State at the French Foreign ministry in Paris on September 15, 2014. The international conference in Paris on September 15 that gathers some 20 countries from the anti-Islamic State coalition will seek...
Will Israel be held accountable for targeting journalists in Gaza?
Al-Akhbar Politics 15 Sep 2014 - Palestinian residents stand next to their destroyed houses as a bulldozer cleans up the rubble in the Shujaya neighborhood of Gaza City on September 4, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Abed) Palestinian residents stand next to their destroyed houses as a bulldozer cleans up the rubble in the...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
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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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Adam Greenberg Makes Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
The Foward Breaking News 16 Sep 2014 - Adam Greenberg saw one pitch in his first major league at-bat, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and effectively ended his MLB career. The ball hit with a sickening thud, popping Greenberg’s helmet off and sending the young ballplayer to the ground,...
Komen Foundation Sorry for Houston Race for the Cure Conflict With Yom Kippur
The Foward Breaking News 16 Sep 2014 - The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure in Houston on Yom Kippur. Click here for the rest of the article...
Arson Eyed in Belgian Shul Fire
The Foward Breaking News 16 Sep 2014 - Belgian prosecutors are investigating a fire at a synagogue in Brussels on Tuesday, which they say was set intentionally but does not seem to have been a “terrorist attack”, a spokesman said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israel and Palestinians Agree on Gaza Reconstruction
The Foward Breaking News 16 Sep 2014 - The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday. Click here for the rest of...
French Chief Rabbi Sees 'Indifference' to Anti-Semitism
The Foward Breaking News 16 Sep 2014 - France’s government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country’s newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Rome May Kill Stalled Holocaust Museum
The Foward Breaking News 16 Sep 2014 - After years of delays city authorities may drop the idea of establishing a modern, $30 million Holocaust Museum in central Rome and instead install a smaller exhibit in a former shopping center in a Rome suburb. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jewish Groups Warm to Climate Change Battle
The Forward New 16 Sep 2014 - More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March later this month, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge. Click here for the rest of the article...
Joel Levy Set To Be Named Center for Jewish History Chief
The Forward New 15 Sep 2014 - Joel Levy, a former official at the Anti-Defamation League, is poised to become the new top executive at the Center for Jewish History, the Forward has learned. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israeli Kibbutzniks On Gaza Border Push For Diplomacy
The Forward New 15 Sep 2014 - In the Negev, a small group of Israelis calling for diplomacy rather than war is not the usual band of leftists. Instead, their members come from the area hardest hit by Hamas. Click here for the rest of the article...
Nigeria: Qatari Bank Stakes Additional U.S.$283 Million in Ecobank
allAfrica.com 16 Sep 2014 - [Guardian]QATAR National Bank, Monday, acquired 11.0 per cent additional stake in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated with $283 million fresh investment.
Libya: Libya Warns It May Cut Ties With Sudan and Qatar Over 'Interference'
allAfrica.com 15 Sep 2014 - [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni reiterated accusations made previously by Tripoli against Qatar and Sudan of backing Islamist militias by sending arms shipments into the restive north African nation.
Liberia: Liberian Girls in Lebanon Labor Concerns Being Addressed
allAfrica.com 15 Sep 2014 - [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -A breakthrough is said to be in the works for some or all of the Liberian girls claiming to be sex slaves in Lebanon, to be returned home after an apparent breakdown over differences in labor concerns with their respective hosts.
Nigeria: Bauchi to Begin Airlift of Pilgrims Sept 19
allAfrica.com 15 Sep 2014 - [Daily Trust]Bauchi -Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that airlift of pilgrims will commence on September 19. It added that all intending pilgrims from the state would be screened for the Ebola virus before airlift.
Somalia: Arab Countries Pledge Assistance for Somalia
allAfrica.com 15 Sep 2014 - [Dalsan Radio]The Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Mahad Mohamed Salaad discussed about the Summit of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Arab League countries he recently attended in Cairo Egypt.
Nigeria: Kebbi Transports 537 Intending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia
allAfrica.com 15 Sep 2014 - [Leadership]No fewer than 537 intending pilgrims from Kebbi were transported to Saudi Arabia through the newly constructed Sir, Ahmadu Bello International Airport.
What You Might Have Missed from the �In Defense of Christians� Summit
Arab American Institute 16 Sep 2014 - By now, anyone who has heard of the �In Defense of Christians� (IDC) summit that took place in Washington, DC last week undoubtedly knows of the infamous incident involving Senator Ted Cruz. It is unfortunate that the only headlines out of the summit were Senator Cruz�s...
For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span
Arab American Institute 15 Sep 2014 - By Dina Salah-ElDin Fall Intern, 2014 From Washington, D.C. to Cairo to Hong Kong to Kiev, posting updates from a city square where tens, hundreds, or even tens of thousands are marching for or against a cause or a government has almost become the driving force...
Rep. Peter King Reminisces About the Good Ol’ Days of (in)Effective NYPD Surveillance
Arab American Institute 15 Sep 2014 - Up for re-election this November, Peter King (NY 2) is up to his old tricks. Criticizing New York City�s Mayor Jim deBlasio, Rep. King attacked deBlasio�s rollback of NYPD surveillance programs earlier this year.
#YallaVote: Michigan 2014 Election Overview
Arab American Institute 15 Sep 2014 - Our 2014 Michigan state voter guide is online! AAI's Voter Guides are designed to help you before going to the polls and contain brief overviews of many of the key issues of concern to Arab Americans, detailed descriptions of key races in your state, and important...
On Offensive Speech and Ethnic Sensitivities -- Part Two
The Magnes Zionist 14 Sep 2014 - When I was growing up in the late fifties and early sixties, my best friend’s mother was an outspoken Jewish liberal who embraced every progressive cause. She would drag my friend and me to civil rights protests and talk about the issues of the day with...
On Offensive Speech and Ethnic Sensitivities -- Part One
The Magnes Zionist 14 Sep 2014 - “Even if one grants that the University of Illinois acted wrongly in the case of Stephen Salaita, the tweets themselves should be considered deeply offensive, and, while not overtly anti-Semitic, they conjure up themes and motifs that smack of anti-Semitism. This may not be grounds for...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 16 Sep 2014 - One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities. The post: Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up...
Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?
Sabbah report 16 Sep 2014 - Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations....
Gaza War Postmortems
Sabbah report 16 Sep 2014 - Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. The post: Gaza War Postmortems appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The real face of Israel army
Sabbah report 16 Sep 2014 - In civilian life, anyone suspected of manslaughter or murder is immediately arrested, with an investigation coming later. In the IOF the opposite is true. The post: The real face of Israel army appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers
Sabbah report 16 Sep 2014 - It’s just a matter of time before Israeli rampaging repeats. Expect Palestinians to be blamed for its crimes like always. The post: Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Another No-Peace Ceasefire
Sabbah report 16 Sep 2014 - What goes around, comes around. It’s just a matter of time. Israel deplores peace. Its entire history reflects conflict. The post: Another No-Peace Ceasefire appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Jewish Voice for Peace Congressional Briefing
US Campaign to End the Occupation 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 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
MP: Abbas halted ICC bid on Israeli war crimes
9/15/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament said on Friday. Hasan Khreisha told Ma...
Israeli forces set up 'surveillance room' at Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron
9/15/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces set up on Monday a new surveillance room at the main entrance of the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron. Director ofHebron endowment Taysir Abu Sneineh condemned the setup as meant to pressure worshipers and mosque visitors, and...
Gaza awaiting fuel for sole power plant
9/15/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza's only power plant is ready to begin running again as soon as a shipment of fuel arrives to the Strip, the plant's executive manager said Saturday. Walid Saad Sayil said at a...
Israel denies education minister entry to Gaza
9/15/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Sunday morning denied Palestinian Minister of Education Khawla al-Shakhshir entry to the Gaza Strip, where she was expected to take part in the official inauguration of the new school year. Al-Shakhshir told Ma'an...
Former hunger striker in deteriorating condition
9/15/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian detainee and former hunger striker Samer al-Issawi is in deteriorating condition, his family said after visiting him, an activist said Monday. Badie Dweik said Issawi was visited by his family at Jalbou prison, where they noticed he...
Israel intelligence hits back over refuseniks' letter
9/15/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defense on Sunday after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its "injustices" against millions of Palestinians. The open letter, which was sent to Israel...
Bombed out Gazans move into mobile homes
9/15/2014 - KHAN YUNIS (AFP) -- Fifty Palestinian families made homeless by Israeli bombing during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip were rehoused Saturday in mobile homes in the southern town of Khan Yunis. During the 50-day conflict, 9,800 homes...
Amid postwar devastation, Gaza students return to school
9/15/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Classes across the Gaza Strip began for the first time since spring on Sunday morning, as hundreds of thousands returned to school after a summer vacation that saw the most violent Israeli bombardment of Gaza in memory...
Father, son injured in collision with Israeli military jeep
9/15/2014 - SALFIT (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man and his son were injured Saturday evening after their truck collided with an Israeli military jeep near the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan west of Salfit in the northern West Bank. Palestinian security sources told...
Tears, devastation as Gaza children back to school
9/15/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- As hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children returned to school in Gaza on Sunday, Azhar recited a poem eulogizing her father, killed by Israeli shelling in the enclave's recent conflict."Daddy, what can I tell you, if...
Israeli forces detain 4 teenagers in East Jerusalem
9/15/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained four Palestinian teenagers in East Jerusalem overnight Sunday, the Palestinian Prisoner's Society said. The group told Ma'an that Muhammad Muheisin and Layth al-Husseini, both 15, were detained in raids in the...
Top Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel
9/15/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Chief Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh said on Saturday that the Islamist movement would not hold any direct talks with Israel. There will be "no direct negotiations with the Zionist enemy," Haniyeh said in a public address in the Gaza...
High-ranking Kuwaiti official visits Palestine for 1st time since 1967
9/15/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected...
Kuwaiti FM meets president in West Bank
9/15/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Foreign Minister Riyadh al-Malki said on Sunday that President Mahmoud Abbas met with Kuwaiti foreign minister Sabbah Khalid al-Sabbah in Ramallah. The two discussed regional issues including the preparation of Arab leaders to propose a resolution at the...
Abbas to ask France for recognition of Palestinian state
9/15/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas will ask his French counterpart Francois Hollande for official recognition of Palestine in an upcoming meeting this week, the Palestinian foreign minister said Sunday. Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an that Abbas is due to...
PM: Gaza to be focus of New York donor conference
9/15/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Sunday that the challenges faced by Gaza would be the main focus of an upcoming conference in New York. Hamdallah told a local development committee preparing for a Sept. 22 donor conference in...
Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemns ISIS 'terrorism'
9/15/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday condemned the Islamic State group's "ugly terrorism."It said Palestine condemns all forms of terror whether committed by groups or countries, and condemned ISIS in particular for targeting...
X-ray technicians to strike across West Bank
9/15/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- X-ray technicians across the West Bank declared strike action on Monday in protest against the Ministry of Health's failure to respond to their demands. Dozens of technicians demonstrated in front of the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus...
15 Palestinian migrants dead after boat capsizes off Egypt coast
9/15/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria in northern Egypt, Egyptian military sources said. The military sources told Ma...
Palestinian detained after crossing Gaza border fence
9/15/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday morning detained a Palestinian man after he crossed the border fence into Israel, the army said. An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that a the man crossed into Israel into the central...
Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas
9/15/2014 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Iraq's new prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, said on Saturday he had ordered a halt to the bombardment of populated areas in a bid to minimize civilian casualties."I have ordered the Iraqi Air Force to halt (the) shelling...
43 Palestinian migrants detained near Alexandria
9/15/2014 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Egyptian border authorities in Alexandria on Sunday stopped a ship that was carrying over 150 undocumented migrants, including 43 Palestinians, security sources said. Police apprehended 156 migrants, including 43 Palestinians, 39 Egyptians, 35 Sudanese, 16 Somalians, 18 Syrians...
Paris conference to plan fight against Islamic State
9/15/2014 - PARIS (AFP) -- Top officials from around the world, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, met in Paris on Monday to fine-tune their strategy against Islamic State militants, with emotions running high after the beheading of a third Western hostage. Just hours...
Kerry: 'All bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS
9/15/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- "All bases are covered" in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the militants. The US Secretary of State told CBS's Face the Nation that...
Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
9/15/2014 - PARIS (AFP) -- French President Francois Hollande said Monday there was "no time to lose" in fighting militants in Iraq as he opened an international conference in Paris. The Islamic State militants posed a "global threat which needs a global response," he said...
Palestinians among 500 feared dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck
9/15/2014 - ROME (AFP) -- As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organization for Migration described Monday as "the worst shipwreck in years."Horrific details of the shipwreck near Malta, told...
Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Alaa Abdel Fattah
9/15/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years. Abdel Fattah, one...
President spokesman: 'Breakthrough' in Afghan election dispute
9/15/2014 - KABUL (AFP) -- Afghanistan's disputed presidential election inched towards a possible conclusion on Monday with a senior government official hailing a "breakthrough" in negotiations between the two candidates, who both claim to have won the vote." This is a breakthrough, there...
Iraq FM says 'regrets' Iran not invited to Paris conference
9/15/2014 - PARIS (AFP) -- Iraq's foreign minister on Monday voiced "regret" that Iran was not invited to an international conference in Paris to discuss the threat posed by Islamic State militants." We insisted that Iran be present. However, it's not...
Boat survivors arrive in Malta
9/15/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinian survivors of the sinking of a ship near Malta arrived safely in the country after Panamanian trade ships aided in their rescue, Palestine's ambassador in Malta said. Jubran Tawil said in a statement that...
  The Guardian
Gaza war set to reverse Palestinian economic growth
16 Sep 2014 - World Bank says economy expected to shrink by nearly 4% this year but could rebound in 2015 if Gaza reconstruction begins The recent war...
Palestinian bagpipers join battle cry for Scottish independence
16 Sep 2014 - Beit Jala Greek Orthodox scouts show solidarity for the call for an independent state Live blog: Tuesday's developments on the Scottish referendum Campaigners for...
Israeli refuseniks will be treated as criminals, says defence minister
15 Sep 2014 - Moshe Ya'alon joins political and military leadership in attack on reservists who refuse to serve in Palestinian territories Forty-three Israeli military intelligence reservists who...
Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to strike lasting Middle East peace deal
16 Sep 2014 - Former US president recorded going off-message in criticising the Israeli governments unwillingness to seek peace Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising...
  Daily Star
Hamas says Palestinians remain committed to Gaza truce
16 Sep 2014 The Gaza Strip's dominant Hamas Islamist movement denied any knowledge on Tuesday of a cross-border mortar attack on Israel and said Palestinian factions remained committed to an Aug 26 truce that halted a seven-week war in...
Gazans feared among shipwreck dead, missing
16 Sep 2014 Dozens of Gazans are suspected to be among 500 migrants feared dead in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean last week, a Palestinian official says.
Lebanon goes dark for second day in a row
16 Sep 2014 Lebanon is hit with its second complete blackout in less than 24 hours.
West Bank Jewish settler population soars
16 Sep 2014 Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank numbered 382,031 at the end of June, up from 374,469 six months earlier, the leading settler organization says.
Israel, Palestinians, UN reach deal on Gaza reconstruction
16 Sep 2014 The United Nations brokers an Israeli-Palestinian deal on imports of construction materials to Gaza to ensure they will not be diverted by Hamas militants, an envoy says.
Egyptian mufti in Lebanon for Derian inauguration
16 Sep 2014 The Egyptian Mufti Sheikh Shawqi Allam will participate in the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Lebanese Mufti Abdel-Latif Derian, after he اشسarrived to Lebanon earlier in the day.
Lebanon justice minister: 28 Islamists acquitted, 4 released in recent trials
16 Sep 2014 Justice minister says 28 Islamist suspects have been acquitted and four released in recent trials.
  Ha'aretz National News
Revealing pics of female IDF soldiers cause uproar
Ha'aretz - 16 Sep 2014
Former minister questioned by police on suspicion of bribery
Ha'aretz - 16 Sep 2014
Clock ticking on High Court ruling over Israel's asylum law
Ha'aretz - 16 Sep 2014
Don't trash the home front: IDF yet to clean up after Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 16 Sep 2014
Israeli government plans to forcibly relocate 12,500 Bedouin
Ha'aretz - 16 Sep 2014
Should doctors talk politics on Facebook? Ethics board won’t say
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Six still under house arrest 10 months after Bedouin rally
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
More than 20,000 Bratslav Hasidim to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Makor Rishon paper to go weekly, publish daily content online
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Petition: Israel Police used to help Jewish employers break strikes in West Bank
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
One of the Mossad’s greatest leaders dies
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Passengers try to smuggle arms, drugs on to a plane at Ben Gurion Airport
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Israeli teacher files complaint against student for distributing nude pics
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
South Africa probes Israeli, two Nigerians over suspected $9.3m arms deal
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Court postpones Ehud Olmert's imprisonment until appeal is heard
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
Rioting in Jerusalem derails dream of unification
Ha'aretz - 15 Sep 2014
AG orders probe of judge over lawyer’s sexual misconduct claims
Ha'aretz - 14 Sep 2014
Lapid won’t quit coalition over budget dispute
Ha'aretz - 14 Sep 2014
Netanyahu, Lapid still unable to resolve budget dispute
Ha'aretz - 14 Sep 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Report: 535 educational facilities sustained damage in the last war on Gaza
The Palestinian ministry of education said that 538 educational institutions sustained total damage of more than 33 million dollars during the last Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
Four Palestinian children killed during the first half of September
Four Palestinian children were killed during the first half of September while dozens were injured and arrested in Gaza Strip and occupied Jerusalem, Palestinian official sources said Tuesday.
90 Palestinians detained since start of current year in Beit Ummar town
The Palestinian prisoner society said that 90 Palestinian citizens from Beit Ummar town in Al-Khalil have been detained by Israel since the start of the current year.
Jerusalemite woman banned from entering al-Aqsa for 15 days
Israeli police banned on Tuesday morning the Jerusalemite woman Khadija Khuys’s access to al-Aqsa Mosque for 15 days shortly after her release from Israeli detention center.
Family of prisoner Samer Issawi says he is in very poor health condition
The family of Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi said his health condition deteriorated very badly and appealed to human rights groups to visit him in jail.
Palestinians mark the 32nd anniversary of Sabra and Shatila massacre
The Sabra and Shatila massacre took place in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut in 1982 and was carried out by Lebanese Phalangists militias under the protection and support of Israeli forces.
Palestinian embassy in Athens: Migrant ship drowned by traffickers
A ship carrying more than 400 migrants onboard, mostly Palestinians, has been deliberately drowned last Wednesday by a gang of smugglers, the Palestinian embassy in Athens revealed on Tuesday.
Israeli government plans to forcibly relocate 12,500 Bedouins
The IOA drafted plans to expel Bedouin communities from east of Jerusalem and move them to a new town in the Jordan Valley without consulting tribes in an attempt to hold sway over their native lands.
22 Jerusalemites arrested including 13 minors
Israeli policemen have arrested overnight 22 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem including 13 minors under the pretext of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
Euromid publishes names of five survivors of a boat sinking off Italy shores
The Euromid Observer for Human Rights published on Monday the names of five survivors of a boat carrying migrants which sank off Italy shores.
Gaza blockade - no signs of loosening
DUBAI 02 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partially lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards.
US to strike ISIL 'sanctuaries' in Syria
09/16/2014 - US Defence Secretary says the strikes will include control structures, logistics capabilities and infrastructure.
UN estimates Ebola fight to cost nearly $1bn
09/16/2014 - World Health Organisation warns of rapid acceleration, saying West Africa cases could start doubling every three weeks.
Iraq parliament rejects PM security nominees
09/16/2014 - Parliament rejects prime minister's nominees for crucial defence and interior ministry posts as US intensifies strikes.
Haftar's group claims Libya air raid
09/16/2014 - Aide of renegade general says their forces were behind the raid on ammunition depot controlled by rival fighters.
Ukraine ratifies key EU association deal
09/16/2014 - Ukrainian and European parliaments pass the political and economic association agreement, despite Russia's objections.
Sinai bomb kills Egyptian police officers
09/16/2014 - Attack on explosives-detection team near Rafah bears hallmarks of al-Qaeda-inspired group, security officials say.
Singapore shrouded by Indonesian smog
09/16/2014 - Jakarta considers seeding clouds to combat fires and pollution from illegal burning of plantations and forest.
South Sudan to limit foreign workers
09/16/2014 - Limit on foreign staff, including in aid agencies, comes amid warning of looming famine caused by civil war.
  New York Times
U.S. General to Seek Combat Troops if Airstrikes Can’t Stop ISIS
16 Sep 2014 - Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress he would recommend deploying limited Special Operations forces if airstrikes were not successful.
Turkey Open to Bids for Refuge by Muslim Brotherhood Exiles
16 Sep 2014 - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said that Muslim Brotherhood leaders could be granted entry to Turkey as long as laws permitted.
ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey
16 Sep 2014 - A neighborhood in the tourist district of the capital, Ankara, has become a hub for wooing new members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, even as the group holds Turkish hostages.
House Expected to Vote on Training Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS
16 Sep 2014 - Republicans will insist on a careful accounting of how the plan fits into a larger strategy to defeat the militant group.
U.N. Investigators Cite Atrocities in Syria
16 Sep 2014 - The “madness” in the civil war includes acts by Islamic extremists as well as by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the panel said.
U.S. Airstrikes Hit Targets Near Baghdad Held by ISIS
15 Sep 2014 - The offensive is the first expansion of the United States’ campaign against the Islamist militant group that President Obama outlined last week in a speech to the nation.
World Briefing: Libya: Airstrikes Are Aimed at Militias
15 Sep 2014 - Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes near Tripoli leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya’s Islamist-allied militias said.
For James Foley’s Family, U.S. Policy Offered No Hope
15 Sep 2014 - After Mr. Foley was kidnapped by ISIS, the government offered sympathy but little active support, his family said, leaving them overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.
U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico
15 Sep 2014 - Counterterrorism officials said they are far more concerned that a militant will enter the country in a quite typical way: legally, on a commercial airline flight.
Kerry Says U.S. Is Open to Talking to Iran, Even as Ayatollah Is Dismissive
15 Sep 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at a Paris conference on the Iraqi security crisis, as Iran’s supreme leader said the American plan for bombing ISIS was absurd.
Op-Ed Contributor: Obama Must Get Congress’s Backing for the Fight Against ISIS
15 Sep 2014 - We should not stretch the open-ended 9/11 authorization to cover new airstrikes.
U.N. Moves Peacekeepers in Golan Over Safety Fears
15 Sep 2014 - The United Nations said it moved members of its Golan peacekeeping force to the Israeli-controlled side because the area had “deteriorated severely.”
Op-Ed Contributor: To Crush ISIS, Make a Deal With Assad
15 Sep 2014 - Syria has no “moderate opposition” to help us. But maybe Assad could.
Open Source: Cairo Courtroom Erupts in Celebration at Dissidents’ Release
15 Sep 2014 - Democracy activists cheered as an Egyptian judge ordered the release on bail of three prominent dissidents jailed for attending a protest last year.
  Jerusalem Post
US expands attacks on Islamic State while mulling arms and training for Syrian rebels
15 Sep 2014 - Politicians will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval to arm and train rebels who oppose both Islamic State and the Syrian government.
Analysis: All quiet on the Northern front
15 Sep 2014 - Sunday's briefing on Hezbollah activity along the northern border is nothing new; It's business as usual for the group that was already digging tunnels into Israel 10 years before Hamas.
FM brushes off hecklers at JNF parley in LA
15 Sep 2014 - After the women were quickly escorted out, Liberman said to raucous applause: “I really was surprised that this provocation took so much time.”
Without Iran, world leaders tackle ISIS
15 Sep 2014 - Powers focus on Iraq over Syria, plan to retake Mosul; DC, Tehran spar over talks.
PM boycotts Likud convention
15 Sep 2014 - The PM and Likud MK Danon each held Likud events at the same time.
Israeli Arabs overwhelmingly deny support for Islamic State
15 Sep 2014 - Israeli Arabs that went to fight with Syrian opposition are for the most part fighting with other groups, says community leader.
The Shabbos Project in Latin America
15 Sep 2014 - With only five weeks to go until the big Shabbat of October 24/25, we bring you a round-up of Shabbos Project activities taking place across Latin America.
Tony Bennett leaves his heart (briefly) in Tel Aviv
15 Sep 2014 - At 88, singer still commands an audience, as he did Sunday night at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium with his powerful vocals.
Hezbollah: We will defeat Islamic State on the battlefield
15 Sep 2014 - Senior official from Lebanese-based Shi'ite group calls for "change in national priorities" in battle against Sunni extremists in Syria.
IDF extends Yitzhar yeshiva seizure by additional two months
15 Sep 2014 - Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon takes step on West Bank settlement yeshiva after initially commandeering building in April.
World Jewish Congress holds historic conference in Berlin for first time since WWII
15 Sep 2014 - Despite the general feelings of support and solidarity that were on display on Sunday, the Monday morning sessions were less than cheery.
Israel’s first English travel-planning app launched for holidays
15 Sep 2014 - App guides visitors through capital’s streets by foot, bus or light rail.
Two detained after dolls encased with bullets, drugs found at Ben-Gurion Airport
15 Sep 2014 - Officers seize bullets and narcotics hidden in toys found in carry-on luggage and suitcase belonging to Israeli man, Uzbek woman flying to Uzbekistan
Study: 40% of European Jews hide their religion
15 Sep 2014 - European Jewish Association cites 80% intermarriage rate among continent's Jewish communities.
'Who built the pyramids?' - Round Two
15 Sep 2014 - Arab news outlet "Elaph" responds to "Jerusalem Post" report on allegations that Jews were fabricating Egypt’s past.
Cooking with JPost: The Israeli lafa
15 Sep 2014 - Check out Chef Yochanan's easy-to-follow recipe on how to make this rustic bread.
UN pulling out peacekeepers from Syrian side of Golan Heights
15 Sep 2014 - A UN source told CNN that the troops, who were seen crossing into the Israeli-controlled portion of the plateau, were being pulled out for their safety.
Bar Refaeli channels inner pole dancer in sexy new commercial
15 Sep 2014 - This is not the first time Refaeli stars in a steamy ad.
Budget bickering delays aid for Gaza border residents
15 Sep 2014 - NIS 1.3b for the South not finalized, as ministerial meetings canceled while Netanyahu, Lapid cannot agree on the 2015 budget.
Jerusalem Post News: September 15, 2014
15 Sep 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Netanyahu, Lapid nearing compromise on 2015 budget despite tough talk
15 Sep 2014 - Netanyahu: Any responsible leader would increase defense spending; coalition sources say PM, Lapid done politicking, ready to seriously outline budget.
The miracle of Rosh Hashana
15 Sep 2014 - New year, old jealousies - Beauty and fertility are the central criteria in the contest between women in a polygamous society, where the goal is to preserve male supremacy.
ISIS may target Israelis, Jews abroad, Counter-Terrorism Bureau warns
15 Sep 2014 - Bureau warns that the terrorism threat against Israelis has risen in Western Europe and Africa, particularly from veterans of Syria and Iraq who return to their countries.
Watch: Israelis dip apples in honey for Rosh Hashana in adventurous locations
15 Sep 2014 - From rock climbing, to bicycling to surfing to kayaking, there is not a pastime that cannot include a moment for some Jewish tradition!
  YNet News
Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane
16 Sep 2014 - ....
For Israel's leaders, it all about victory
16 Sep 2014 - Op-ed: With a leadership loyal to the perception of 'conflict management,' it won't come as a complete surprise if Israel is required to launch another military campaign – in order to win it in advance. ....
Rocket fall in Eshkol, first time since Gaza operation ended
16 Sep 2014 - ....
UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding
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UN chief urges nations to "act decisively" on Islamic State
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World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014
16 Sep 2014 - ....
Belgian synagogue hit by arson attack
16 Sep 2014 - Three family members hurt by smoke inhalation after suspects set fire to Brussels temple; local police: 'All leads are open.'....
A farewell to Hofi
16 Sep 2014 - Humble to the core, the former Mossad chief who helped lay the foundations for the IDF said: 'If I contributed anything to the state, I don't deserve thanks for it.' ....
22 Palestinians arrested in East Jerusalem unrest
16 Sep 2014 - Over 700 Palestinians arrested for violence since July, police note significant increase in number of minors taking part in riots. ....
Lapid: I'd quit government rather than raise taxes
16 Sep 2014 - Finance Minister tells Ynet he believes the crisis over the 2015 state budget would be resolved without bringing to the collapse of the coalition, also says he's not worried about 0% VAT legislation passing. ....
Former minister questioned for corruption
16 Sep 2014 - Official allegedly gave millions of shekels in tenders to associates; police evidence based on undercover investigation. ....
Cracks forming in Israel's defensive shield
15 Sep 2014 - Analysis: As the security situation in Jerusalem worsens, we must deeply analyze the meaning of the growing support for Hamas in the West Bank. ....
93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged
15 Sep 2014 - Oskar Groening, former SS sergeant, is accused of helping operate the death camp in Poland, 'helping the Nazi regime benefit economically, and supporting the systematic killings,' prosecuters say. ....
Anti-Semitic attacks nearly double in France
15 Sep 2014 - Total of 529 anti-Semitic actions or threats registered up to end of July, against 276 for same period last year, Jewish group says. Paris police arrest anti-Semite black power leader. ....
Unit 8200 refuseniks are telling the truth
15 Sep 2014 - Op-ed: In best-case scenario, information gathered by elite intelligence unit's soldiers prevents a terror attack; in many other cases, it contributes to occupation's maliciousness and foolishness. ....
Refusniks do not represent 8200
15 Sep 2014 - Op-ed: Former Military Intelligence chief says refusal letter's signatories took advantage of the unit's phenomenal success in order to make a politically controversial argument. ....
Yad Vashem experts work to preserve Shoah-era items
14 Sep 2014 - As survivors of Nazi genocide pass on, Holocaust experts worldwide are dedicating tremendous efforts to maintain belongings which color their stories. ....
Israel can’t do without US Jewry
14 Sep 2014 - Op-ed: Without American Jews' support, which Israelis find so obvious, Israel could be facing a real existential danger today. ....

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