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Seven Palestinians Injured Near Bethlehem
9 Feb 2016 -
Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Collapse
9 Feb 2016 - A Hamas fighter was killed on Tuesday, when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza Strip, Hamas' military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, relayed in a statement. ...
UPDATE: Israeli Forces Kidnap 18 Palestinians in West Bank and Jerusalem, including Minors
9 Feb 2016 - At least 18 Palestinians, including two minors, were on abducted by Israeli troops across the West Bank districts and Jerusalem, on Tuesday, most of them during predawn raids, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS). ...
Settler Wounded in Gush Etzion Stabbing
9 Feb 2016 - An Israeli settler was wounded in a stabbing attack in the http://www.imemc.org/newswire?topic=israelisettlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the southern occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said. ...
Settlers Assault Shepherd near Hebron
9 Feb 2016 - Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, physically assaulted and injured a Palestinian shepherd in Masafer Yatta, a http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=bedouin&button=Search+%3E%3E area to the south of http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=hebron&button=Search+%3E%3E, while he was grazing sheep, according to local sources. ...
Al-Qeeq to be Transferred to Ramallah Hospital
9 Feb 2016 - On Wednesday, February 10th, 18:00, supporters will arrive at the hospital in Afula, accompanied by an ambulance and doctors, to transfer Mohammed Al-Qeeq for medical treatment in the Ramallah hospital. ...
Three Palestinian MKs Suspended
9 Feb 2016 - On Febuary 8th, the Knesset Ethics Committee suspended three Joint List Members of Knesset (MK) from the Knesset. ...
Palestinian Homes Demolished in Nablus Area
9 Feb 2016 -
Army Kidnaps Seven Palestinians, Injures Many Others
9 Feb 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several areas in the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped seven Palestinians. ...
Campaign to Reconstruct Palestinian Demolished Homes Kick-Starts in West Bank
8 Feb 2016 - Palestinians, on Monday, launched a campaign to raise funds for the reconstruction of several demolished family homes of Palestinians killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem, since the beginning of October, 2015. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel's Brazil envoy crisis: Netanyahu taking little action in face of effective Palestinian campaign
Palestinian diplomats pressure Brazil not to accept former settler leader Dani Dayan's ambassadorship; meanwhile, Brazil's defense minister stopped taking Ya'alon's calls.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - MiguelHernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Bagels and curry houses: London's Brick Lane
02/09/2016 - We taste an array of foods that played a crucial part in integrating Muslim and Jewish communities into British society.
  Daily Star
 
France, Germany press Brussels on 'terror' funding crackdown
9 Feb 2016 France and Germany pressed the European Union Tuesday to speed up plans designed to crack down on the funding of "terrorist groups"
Palestinian government says willing to step down for unity
9 Feb 2016 The Palestinian government said Tuesday it was ready to step down to enable a new national unity government, as rivals Fatah and Hamas engaged in a new reconciliation effort
  YNet News
 
Syrian refugees: The moral imperative and existential necessity
9 Feb 2016 - Op-ed: As Jews, how should we respond to the human tragedy of Syria's mass exodus? As Europe agonizes over the phenomenon, we have our own point of view. We cannot be indifferent to human suffering, but Israel cannot realistically absorb thousands of refugees. ....
Israeli, French envoys face off online
9 Feb 2016 - Diplomatic tensions reach the Twittersphere after Israeli ambassador to US implies hypocrisy on the part of his French counterpart. ....
Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year
9 Feb 2016 - ....
Israel pays family of dead UNIFIL soldier
9 Feb 2016 - Government gives 200,000 euros to the family of Francisco Toledo, who was hit by a missile in Lebanon during Israeli shelling, according to Spanish newspaper. ....
Turkey summons US envoy over comments on Kurdish PYD in Syria
9 Feb 2016 - ....
Knesset calls for foreign media to account for bias
9 Feb 2016 - Sub-committee calls for legal action over slanted coverage that misleads the international public about Israeli and Palestinian actions following latest specious headline. ....
Italy's state train company to help Iran develop rail system
9 Feb 2016 - ....
Man stabbed, wounded in Gush Etzion
9 Feb 2016 - ....
Jewish man sings Hatikvah at Temple Mount, is questioned by police
9 Feb 2016 - Abraham Fua sings the Israeli national anthem and speaks of the people of Israel's war with the Amalekites; police detain him for attempting to disturb the peace. ....
Arab MKs abuse their immunity
9 Feb 2016 - Op-ed: The outrageous trio - Zoabi, Zahalka and Ghattas are dancing on the blood of the dead. What do they care? In the Israeli democracy even this event will be forgotten; they would not dare test the limits of democracy in one of the neighboring countries. ....
In France, it's dangerous to be a Jew
8 Feb 2016 - Since the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, Jewish institutions in France operate under heavy guard, with commandos outside schools and patrols during prayers at the synagogue; meanwhile, 57% of French Jews want to move to Israel. ....
Gaza - a human time bomb
8 Feb 2016 - Analysis: We have more to worry about than just Hamas' terror tunnels. In 2015, 140 Gazans were caught trying to climb over the border fence into Israel, a number that could vastly increase in light of the political, economic and social crisis in the Strip. ....
Time to divide: The answer to terror
8 Feb 2016 - Op-ed: Authority to kill even would-be attackers is unprecedented in Israel, and such measures do not actually have a deterrent effect; the only way to separate from the Palestinians is to help them form a demilitarized state on 22 percent of the land between the Jordan River and the sea.....
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Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 10 Feb 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 10 Feb 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 10 Feb 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 10 Feb 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 10 Feb 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Intimidating military patrol of Palestinian market
Occupation Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement = "Any male adult or youth was stopped on their way to work and forced by the Israeli soldiers to lift up their shirts and trouser-pants, as well as throw their IDs on the ground. After throwing their IDs on the...
Gaza - a human time bomb
Occupation Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - Alex Fishman - Ynet - "Defense officials posit that if there isn`t a substantive shift in the reconstruction of Gaza this year, the number of infiltrators into Israel could reach thousands." - id
The death of the Arab Israeli dream
Occupation Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - Mazal Mualem - Al-Monitor - "The views of HaBayit HaYehudi have permeated everywhere — “We are not occupiers, we have returned to our homeland” — and anyone who says otherwise is kicked out of the circle. He is said to be an informer, a plant, unpatriotic,...
HCEF: Bringing Together Hundreds of Palestinians from the Diaspora
Occupation Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - IMEMC - "The goal of the conference is to bring awareness to the Palestinian cause and to introduce the diasporic youth to the situation on different levels, especially with regard to the fact that some of the participants have not visited Palestine for about ten years...
EU politicians to Israeli MKs: NGOs aren`t enemies of the state
Occupation Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - Davide Lerner - +972 - "Fifty MEPs send an open letter to their Israeli counterparts urging them to abandon legislation that singles out European-funded human rights and peace NGOs while not touching right-wing organizations." - id
Planned ‘North Thunder’ a clear message to Tehran
Arab News 9 Feb 2016 - Wed, 2016-02-10 00:06 JEDDAH: The planned “North Thunder” military exercise is a clear message to Iran and the countries in the region it supports that any hostile intentions and actions will be firmly dealt with, an...
Tue: Israeli banks buck market
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - The TASE fell again today led by Teva and Israel Chemicals but Leumi and Hapoalim rose.
EU politicians to Israeli MKs: NGOs aren’t enemies of the state
+972 Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - Fifty MEPs send an open letter to their Israeli counterparts urging them to abandon legislation that singles out European-funded human rights and peace NGOs while not touching right-wing organizations. By Davide Lerner Members of the European Parliament during a vote at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (EU...
In yet another effort to revive dream of Jewish sovereignty, ‘NYT’ cites Thai restaurants in Tel Aviv
Mondoweiss 9 Feb 2016 - The New York Times’ coverage of Israel often reads as if were written of Zionists, for Zionists and by Zionists, and a news analysis by Steven Erlanger last weekend titled, “Who are the True Heirs of Zionism?” was in that tradition. The piece said there is...
IDF chief: Tunnels are Israel's main threat
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - Gadi Eizenkot said that Israel is concentrating the world's most advanced intelligence and engineering efforts on the threat.
Mizrahi Tefahot in talks to sell Jerusalem building
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - The Heleni Hamalka St. building between Jaffa Road and the Russian Compound is reportedly worth NIS 100 million.
Israeli tech talent gauge co Woo raises $2.35m
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - Woo lets employees anonymously contact top tech companies to see what jobs are available and how much they pay.
Israel Chemicals reports higher profit, lower revenue
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - ICL CEO Stefan Borgas: The fourth quarter was marked by tangible benefits from our operational excellence programs.
Knesset hearing on unflattering press coverage looks like ‘witch-hunt’
+972 Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - Chairwoman Tzipi Livni asks government agencies to present examples of ‘biased reporting,’ suggestions for legal and diplomatic tools for countering unflattering news coverage. Foreign Press Association slams the very premise of the hearing. Tzipi Livni (photo: Yotam Ronen / activestills) The influential Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense...
Hunger striking Palestinian journalist is dying, lawyer says
+972 Magazine 9 Feb 2016 - The Supreme Court suspended Muhammad al-Qiq’s administrative detention order but won’t let him return to the West Bank; al-Qiq’s attorney says he will only accept medical treatement in a Palestinian hospital. By Oren Ziv and Yael Marom Hunger striking Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq at Emek Medical...
EU leadership divided over settlements
Al-Monitor 9 Feb 2016 - According to Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, the president of the European Parliament opposes labeling settlement products, despite the official EU position.
Airbus deal takeoff irks Iranian hard-liners
Al-Monitor 9 Feb 2016 - While welcomed by many Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Europe, which involved extensive deal making, has triggered a backlash among hard-liners in Iran.
Is Abbas spinning his wheels by meeting with Israelis?
Al-Monitor 9 Feb 2016 - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has had numerous meetings with various Israeli delegations in hopes of resuming the peace talks stalled since 2014.
Did ‘Hashomer Hatzair’ shape Sanders’s views on socialism and Israel?
Mondoweiss 8 Feb 2016 - Can you find young Bernie Sanders, who may be in this 1964 picture from his time on Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim, posted by JTA ‘s Ron Kampeas? ( Click through for Kampeas’s guess.) Since sleuths last week identified the kibbutz, which Sanders long refused to name, the Vermont...
Three Joint List MKs suspended from Knesset over visit to Palestinian attacker’s homes
Mondoweiss 8 Feb 2016 - Three members of the Joint List—the third largest faction in Israel— were suspended from Knesset today for visiting the homes of East Jerusalem Palestinian families whose relatives carried out attacks against Israelis in recent weeks. Haneen Zoabi and Basel Ghattas will be barred from Knesset assembly sessions for...
Palestinians don’t need incitement to know they are occupied
+972 Magazine 8 Feb 2016 - Israelis refuse to understand what drives Palestinians to violence. After all, it is far more convenient to dehumanize them than face reality. A Palestinian youth throws stones during clashes with the Israeli army in Bethlehem, West Bank, December 4, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org) There’s something self-righteous about...
IMI to launch coastal defense artillery system
Globes Aerospace & Defense 8 Feb 2016 - Israel Military System's new system can fire missiles with high precision up to 150 kilometers out to sea.
Couple in besieged Gaza hopes to crowdfund their wedding
Mondoweiss 8 Feb 2016 - When Hakim Zughbor fled the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014 just hours before the ceasefire ending Israel’s attack was announced, he didn’t know if he would ever see the woman he loved again. He promised her that they would reunite, but they both knew he...
Israel revokes entry permits for dozens of Palestinian peace activists
+972 Magazine 8 Feb 2016 - Dozens of Palestinians active in joint peace groups will no longer be able to cross into Israel to give workshops on reconciliation and dialogue. Palestinians enter the main checkpoint separating Bethlehem and Jerusalem. (Activestills.org) The Israeli army’s Civil Administration, formerly known as the military government, recently...
To my fellow Israelis: We can stop this
Mondoweiss 8 Feb 2016 - An open letter to my fellow Israelis: This is probably a culmination of nearly a decade’s reviewed study of our history. At some point, beyond the singular stories, cases and arguments, I feel something unequivocal and very generally encompassing needs to be said about our Israeli...
Furore over cleaning price list
BBC 8 Feb 2016 - Cleaning firm's 'ethnic price list' sparks Israeli anger
How Turkey's foreign policy may have lost it $25 billion in trade with Iran
Al-Monitor 8 Feb 2016 - A preferential trade agreement between Turkey and Iran has failed to stop the decline in bilateral trade as regional political disputes between the two neighbors deepen.
Israeli Arabs take their message to the White House
Al-Monitor 8 Feb 2016 - Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) tells Al-Monitor that Obama administration officials he met with in Washington are concerned about discrimination against Israeli Arabs.
BREAKING: Unit 8200 Hackers Investigated for Computer Theft
Tikun Olam 8 Feb 2016 - Ynet reports that two of the most élite cyber war units in the IDF came under suspicion several weeks ago.  “Tens” of officers and non-commissioned officers in Unit 8200 (IDF’s... Read more
  Misc2
 
Israel blockades West Bank village after knife attack
Middle East Eye 9 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Army says only 'humanitarian cases' will be let in and out of Nahalin near Bethlehem, as troops hunt for suspect in settler attack
Why are Oscar nominees being given a free trip to Israel?
Middle East Eye 9 Feb 2016 - Oscar nominees are receiving free trips to Israel because Tel Aviv is feeling the pressure from the ever-growing BDS movement
Exodus and betrayal: How a Syrian Nakba was created
Middle East Eye 9 Feb 2016 - Abandoned by the US, betrayed by Arab governments, shut out of Europe, Syrian refugees are an increasingly significant political fact
VIDEO: Palestinian disabled children learn circus skills
Middle East Eye 9 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Palestinian children from Ramallah improve their confidence and are given creative opportunities in 'Star Mountain' school
Israeli parliament suspends 3 Palestinian Knesset members
Middle East Eye 8 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Hanin Zoabi, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka, members of the Joint List party, visited the family of a Palestinian attacker killed by Israeli forces
Netanyahu wants law to suspend MPs after visit to attackers' families
Middle East Eye 7 Feb 2016 - Language Undefined Political reporter Amit Segal said he doubts the feasibility of legislation that would allow parliament to suspend a member
Hillary Clinton Gives Israeli Education Program Its Close-Up on Campaign Trail
The Forward New 9 Feb 2016 - Each week in Israel, young parents open their homes to local instructors who teach them how to prepare their toddlers for school.
New York Federation Seeks $40M From Bankrupt FEGS
The Forward New 9 Feb 2016 - The biggest unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy case of the massive social service charity FEGS Health & Human Services are seeking tens of millions of dollars for a joint retirement plan serving thousands who work for New York Jewish charities.
A Jewish Farmers Movement: Revolutionary or Ridiculous?
The Forward New 7 Feb 2016 - Yes, Jewish farmers do exist. Dan Friedman attended their second annual “convening†to find out the challenges they face.
IDF chief: Tunnels are Israel's main threat
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - Gadi Eizenkot said that Israel is concentrating the world's most advanced intelligence and engineering efforts on the threat.
White House warns Israel aid subject to fiscal constraints
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - Reuters quotes a US official as saying the next president is unlikely to demonstrate stronger commitment to Israel's security.
Israel Chemicals reports higher profit, lower revenue
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - ICL CEO Stefan Borgas: The fourth quarter was marked by tangible benefits from our operational excellence programs.
Tue: Israeli banks buck market
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - The TASE fell again today led by Teva and Israel Chemicals but Leumi and Hapoalim rose.
Mizrahi Tefahot in talks to sell Jerusalem building
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - The Heleni Hamalka St. building between Jaffa Road and the Russian Compound is reportedly worth NIS 100 million.
Israeli tech talent gauge co Woo raises $2.35m
Globes Main News 9 Feb 2016 - Woo lets employees anonymously contact top tech companies to see what jobs are available and how much they pay.
IMI to launch coastal defense artillery system
Globes Aerospace & Defense 8 Feb 2016 - Israel Military System's new system can fire missiles with high precision up to 150 kilometers out to sea.
IAI teams with Korean co on vertical take-off UAVs
Globes Aerospace & Defense 7 Feb 2016 - Israel Aerospace Industries and Hankuk Carbon have established a joint venture to develop the drones.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 10 Feb 2016 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 10 Feb 2016 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 10 Feb 2016 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 10 Feb 2016 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 10 Feb 2016 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 10 Feb 2016 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Preserve freedom to boycott
US Campaign to End the Occupation 8 Feb 2016 - Policy Director Josh Ruebner co-authors an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch opposing anti-BDS legislation in Virginia.
URGENT: Indiana Is Legislating against BDS-Again
US Campaign to End the Occupation 8 Feb 2016 - The Indiana House has passed a bill to divest from companies supporting BDS. Contact your state Senator to stop this terrible bill from becoming law.
Virginia Waters Down Anti-BDS Bill-Thanks to You!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 8 Feb 2016 - Our voices are being heard, but we need to keep the pressure up on our legislators not to legislate against BDS.
The West Bank and Gaza Strip are not Israel, Sen. Cotton
US Campaign to End the Occupation 8 Feb 2016 - Policy Director Josh Ruebner writes in The Hill about a bill which seeks to promote Israel's annexation of the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  Ma'an News
 
2 Palestinian girls detained after alleged stabbing attempts
2/9/2016 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian girls were detained by Israeli forces in separate incidents on Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to carry out stabbing attacks. In occupied East Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli border police approached a Palestinian girl at...
Israeli settler wounded in Gush Etzion stabbing
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler was wounded in a stabbing attack in the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion in the southern occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said. Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom said the settler...
Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Nablus-area 'firing zone'
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military "firing zone" for decades. Ghassan...
Israeli forces detain 11 across West Bank
2/9/2016 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday detained 11 Palestinians during predawn search and detention raids in the occupied West Bank, locals and Israel's army said. A spokesman for a local committee in the town of Beit Ummar north...
Foreign press voices dismay over Knesset hearing on alleged media bias
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Foreign Press Association (FPA) expressed dismay Tuesday after its members were summoned to a subcommittee hearing in the Israeli parliament to account for recent coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Knesset subcommittee hearing was called to discuss...
Israel lifts blockade of main road in southeastern Hebron
2/9/2016 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Tuesday reopened a main road in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, after having closed it three months ago, the head of the Palestinian Authority military liaison department said. Muhammad Eteiwi said the...
Israeli authorities delay deal to return 2 Palestinian bodies
2/9/2016 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Tuesday announced that the body of a Palestinian who was shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli police officer would not be released at midnight, as promised, a lawyer with prisoners' rights...
Hamas fighter killed in week's 2nd deadly tunnel collapse
2/9/2016 - GAZA (Ma'an) -- A Hamas fighter was killed Tuesday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza Strip, Hamas' military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said in a statement. The military wing identified the fighter as 27-year-old Marwan Barham...
Abbas to visit Japan
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit Japan later this month, the representative office of Japan to the Palestinian Authority announced Monday. The representative office said in a statement that Abbas would be visiting Japan from February...
UN encourages Palestinian unity talks
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Maan) -- The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed his support on Tuesday for the Palestinian unity talks between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas taking place this month in Qatar. Nickolay Mladenov said in a statement that he...
Knesset approves divisive 'NGO transparency bill' in first reading
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli Knesset on Monday approved the first reading of the "NGO transparency bill," denounced by critics as a move to delegitimize and weaken human rights organizations in Israel. The first reading of the bill, which passed 50...
Suspended Palestinian MKs slam Netanyahu's 'incitement'
2/9/2016 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinian members of the Knesset condemned on Tuesday their suspension from the Israeli parliament, branding it the result of "incitement" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Monday, the Knesset's Ethics Committee suspended MKs Hanin...
PLO condemns Hamas military wing for execution in Gaza Strip
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A PLO official on Tuesday condemned an execution carried out by the military wing of Hamas on one of its members as "unlawful," calling for an end to capital punishment under Palestinian law. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan...
Danish representative: Negotiations key to Palestinian state recognition
2/9/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The head of the Danish mission to Ramallah reiterated on Tuesday Denmark's support of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, twenty years after the Nordic country first began its diplomatic relationship with the Palestinian Authority...
Palestinian police busts marijuana nursery in Nablus
2/9/2016 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Anti-drug police from the Palestinian Authority found a marijuana nursery in al-Aqrabaniya neighborhood in the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank on Monday. PA police spokesperson Luay Irzeikat told Ma'an that police were alerted...
Palestinian dies from swine flu in Israeli hospital
2/9/2016 - TUBAS (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man from Tubas in the northern West Bank died from a strain of swine flu on Tuesday, in the third death caused by the virus this year, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health said. The ministry...
Police investigate death after body found near Jenin
2/9/2016 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Palestinian police opened an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found on his farm in Beit Qad in eastern Jenin on Tuesday. The man was identified as 41-year-old Iyad Omar Irsheid, and Palestinian...
  The Guardian
 
International prize for Arabic fiction shortlist reveals 'tragedy of present-day Middle East'
9 Feb 2016 - Novels from Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian territories in contention for prize worth $60,000 From a Syrian novel about Islamic State’s occupation...
Israeli bill targeting leftwing NGOs passes first hurdle
9 Feb 2016 - Proposed legislation to make groups who campaign largely on Palestinian issues declare funding from foreign governments passes first reading in parliament An Israeli bill...
Israel offers free holidays to Oscars contenders in effort to improve image
8 Feb 2016 - Government says visits by ‘leading opinion-formers’, should they take up voucher for 10-day trip, would have ‘enormous resonance’ among their fans The Israeli government...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
With help from UN, Israeli returned from Lebanon after crossing border
Ha'aretz - 7 Feb 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Flowers from Palestine
9 Feb 2016 -
Palestinians in Europe Conference calls for international support for al-Qeiq
9 Feb 2016 - Palestinians in Europe Conference called for a mass Arab and international support for the journalist Mohamed al-Qeiq who has been on hunger strike for 76 days.
Jihad Movement supports unity government
9 Feb 2016 - The Jihad Movement stressed Tuesday that it supports the formation of a national unity government without taking part in this government.
Al-Qassem member dies in Gaza tunnel collapse
9 Feb 2016 - A member of al-Qassem Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, died Tuesday evening in a tunnel collapse in Khan Younis to the south of Gaza Strip.
Israeli settler injured in stabbing attack
9 Feb 2016 - An Israeli settler was injured in a stabbing attack south of Bethlehem on Tuesday evening.
Growing numbers of settlers storm Aqsa Mosque
9 Feb 2016 - The number of Jewish settlers storming the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem on semi-daily basis is steadily growing.
IOF soldiers open fire at cattle breeders in central Gaza
9 Feb 2016 - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened machinegun fire at cattle breeders in central Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning.
Palestinians in Europe Conference announces slogan of next meeting
9 Feb 2016 - "The Palestinians of the diaspora: A national pillar and inevitable return" will be the slogan of the 14th Palestinians in Europe Conference to be held in Sweden next May.
"The Palestinians of the diaspora" slogan of Palestinians in Europe Conference
9 Feb 2016 - The Palestinians of the diaspora: A national pillar and inevitable return" will be the slogan of the 14th Palestinians in Europe Conference to be held in Sweden next May, the organizers of the conference has announced.
Hamas and Fatah develop ideas to implement reconciliation
9 Feb 2016 - The Hamas and Fatah Movements have developed definite practical ideas to execute the reconciliation agreements and address the obstacles preventing their achievement.
Israeli troops attack schoolchildren with teargas in al-Khalil
9 Feb 2016 - Dozens of Palestinian schoolchildren in al-Khalil city choked on teargas on Tuesday morning after they were violently attacked by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF).
Israeli Knesset suspends three Palestinian MKs
9 Feb 2016 - The Joint (Arab) List faction reacted furiously Monday to a decision by the Knesset’s Ethics Committee to suspend three of its lawmakers.
IOF arrests two girls in J'lem and al-Khalil for knife possession
9 Feb 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday morning arrested two Palestinian teenage girls on allegations of finding knives in their possession.
Activists urge U.N Chief to speak up for hunger-striker al-Qeiq
9 Feb 2016 - Palestinian activists on Tuesday morning rallied outside the U.N. headquarters in Ramallah in solidarity with Palestinian hunger-striker Muhammad al-Qeiq.
Protests over Israeli mass demolition orders in O. J’lem
9 Feb 2016 - Hani al-Issawi, a member of a local committee to defend land in al-Issawiya town in occupied Jerusalem, denounced the Israeli mass demolition orders.
Campaign for the reconstruction of martyrs' houses in J'lem kicks off
9 Feb 2016 - Jerusalemite activists and officials announced on Monday the launch of the national campaign for the reconstruction of the family homes of martyrs.
5 Palestinians arrested in pre-dawn raids
9 Feb 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed at dawn Tuesday different parts of occupied West Bank and arrested at least five Palestinians from their homes.
IOF demolishes Palestinian facilities in Nablus
9 Feb 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished Tuesday morning a number of Palestinian homes and agricultural facilities in Tana area east of Nablus.
20 Palestinian homes in Issawiya receive Israeli demolition orders
9 Feb 2016 - The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Monday distributed administrative demolition orders against Palestinian homes in al-Issawiya district, northeast of Occupied Jerusalem.
450 Palestinian children in Israeli jails
9 Feb 2016 - At least 450 Palestinian children are locked up in Israeli jails, the Prisoners’ and Ex-prisoners’ Committee reported Monday.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
Challenge for Defense Secretary: Get Arab Allies to Do More to Combat ISIS
9 Feb 2016 - Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter expressed confidence that he would gain military pledges, but experts say the administration continues to miscalculate what the Arab countries are willing to do.
World Briefing: Egypt: Police Officer Is Sentenced in Beating Death
9 Feb 2016 - A police officer in the eastern city of Ismailia has been sentenced to eight years in jail for beating a man to death in custody.
Syrian Opposition Groups Sense U.S. Support Fading
9 Feb 2016 - Members of rebel groups fighting the government say they see little urgency from Washington in trying to save its investment.
Letter From the Middle East: A Forceful Voice in Defense of Israel’s Image Abroad
9 Feb 2016 - Gilad Erdan, a rising star in the conservative Likud Party, has a lot on his mind, much of it concerned with waning international support for Israel.
Reprimands for 3 Lawmakers Rekindle Debate About Israel’s Arab Minority
9 Feb 2016 - The three Arab lawmakers were censured by the legislature after they met with relatives of Palestinians killed in attacks on Jews.
United Arab Emirates Want to Top the World in Happiness, Too
9 Feb 2016 - The emirates already have the world’s tallest building and a wealth of international talent. Soon, they will also have ministers of happiness and tolerance.
ISIS, in a First, Says It Was Behind Attack in Syrian Capital
9 Feb 2016 - A car bomb tore up a vegetable market and a police officers’ club in the capital of Syria, striking an area that had been quiet for about two years.
Egypt Official Rejects Any Role of Security Forces in Italian’s Killing
8 Feb 2016 - The interior minister denied that Giulio Regeni, whose brutalized body was found near Cairo last week, had been in police custody before his murder.
Russian Companies Rush to Return to Post-Sanctions Iran
8 Feb 2016 - Russia has an advantage in pursuing trade with Iran because it has long backed the country diplomatically and it has strong military ties.
Consultant’s Continued Detention Chills Iranian-Americans
9 Feb 2016 - The continued incarceration of Siamak Namazi, whose release had been expected, has stirred anxiety among those who thought the nuclear deal portended a new era.
Iranian News Channel Suspends 2 Executives in Sexual Harassment Case
8 Feb 2016 - A prominent newscaster on Iran’s state-run English-language news channel recorded an explicit conversation in which one of the men asked her for sex.
Syrians Desperate to Escape What U.N. Calls ‘Extermination’ by Government
8 Feb 2016 - A new United Nations report accuses the government of President Bashar al-Assad of “inhuman actions” against Syrian civilians.
Reporter's Notebook: West Bank Settlers’ Listings on Airbnb Draw Palestinian Anger
7 Feb 2016 - Settlers are renting homes on Airbnb, but the Palestinian Authority condemned the website for not mentioning that the settlements are considered illegal by most of the world.
Italian Student’s Brutal Killing May Be Issue in Egypt-U.S. Meetings
7 Feb 2016 - Diplomatic visits come amid pressure by Italy for Egypt to find the killers of an Italian doctoral candidate, Giulio Regeni, whose badly beaten body was found in Cairo.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Pentagon budget requests $146 million for Israel defense support
10 Feb 2016 - US Missile Defense Agency's fiscal 2017 budget request includes $103.8 m. for Israeli cooperative programs, down from $267.6 m. in fiscal 2016, plus $42 m. for Iron Dome, down from $55 m.
Jewish day schools in two US cities receive threatening phone calls
10 Feb 2016 -
Conservative movement publishes egalitarian and LGBT-friendly siddur
9 Feb 2016 - The Siddur Lev Shalem is “both more traditional and contemporary” in several ways, senior editor Rabbi Ed Feld told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
Victorious in New Hampshire, Sanders is first Jew to win presidential primary
9 Feb 2016 - The self-described democratic socialist achieved the milestone nine days after earning a smaller one, when he became the first Jewish figure ever to win delegates in a presidential primary.
WATCH: Mayim Bialik puts Jewish modesty aside, flashes Piers Morgan
9 Feb 2016 - In the past, Bialik has spoken and written publicly about the challenges of maintaining faith and modesty in Hollywood.
Jerusalem mayor slams Herzog’s diplomatic plan
9 Feb 2016 -
The Rivlins meet with adoptive, foster parents
9 Feb 2016 - Around 10,000 children in Israel await foster care or adoption, officials say on Family Day.
Rivlin and Shaked urge appointment of female Qadis in Shariah Courts
9 Feb 2016 - There are women Qadis in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and even the Palestinian Authority.
Change diapers, breastfeed baby, start a business
9 Feb 2016 - Israeli mothers tackle tech world at Google "Campus for Moms."
TECH TALK: Intel Israel is constantly expanding
9 Feb 2016 -
Report: Iran hacked former IDF chief's computer
9 Feb 2016 - According to Ch. 10 report, cyber hackers working for Iran have over the past year penetrated dozens of computers belonging to Israelis, markedly senior security officials.
Saving face in Brazil
9 Feb 2016 - It all began in August when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first announced that the right-wing Dayan to replace Reda Mansour as Israel’s envoy.
CENTER FIELD: The Yasser Arafat school of Zionist history is poisoning the Zionism narrative
9 Feb 2016 - Zionism has truth and fairness on its side.
Foreign Press Association head denies Israel bias
9 Feb 2016 - GPO still waiting for apology from CBS for controversial headline.
Barkat blasts Herzog's diplomatic plan
9 Feb 2016 -
Europe synagogues up for sale as Jewish demographics change
9 Feb 2016 - Three Jewish houses of worship in Ireland and Belgium were recently placed on the market.
MKs call to remove ex-diplomat who calls to isolate Israel from school board
9 Feb 2016 - “We want to protect our children and allow them to get a good education, not to educate them through Alon Liel’s example to slander Israel.”
Turkey's Erdogan meets American Jewish delegation in Ankara
9 Feb 2016 - Netanyahu, meanwhile, says Israel-Turkey normalization is a "two-way street."
IDF names new head of Intel Research Division after sudden resignation
9 Feb 2016 - Ben-Meir will remain in his position until the summer, when his replacement will be ready to take over.
NGO to High Court: The country cries out against Deri as interior minister
9 Feb 2016 - The Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel opposes Deri’s appointment because he previously held the same exact position, but was forced to resign in 1993 amid a corruption investigation.
Italy's state train company to help Iran develop rail system
9 Feb 2016 -
Fatah, Hamas reportedly make progress in reconciliation; PA nods toward unity gov't
9 Feb 2016 - The Fatah and Hamas negotiators, who have been holding discussions in Doha since Sunday, announced that they have reached agreement on a “limited practical perception.”
Syrian media claims Israeli jets struck army base, Hezbollah base
9 Feb 2016 - Hezbollah's al-Manar TV denied reports and claimed that "Israel did not launch attacks against bases of the Syrian army and the Resistance in the region of Qutayfah."
Palestinian assailant wounds Israeli jogger in Gush Etzion stabbing
9 Feb 2016 - Assailant flees scene after attack; security forces searching for suspect.
Netanyahu: Israel needs fences on all borders to keep out ‘predators’ in region
9 Feb 2016 - “We are preparing a multi-year project to encircle Israel with a security fence, to defend ourselves in the Middle East as it is now, and as it is expected to be,” PM says.
Dutch deputy PM: Anti-Semitic abuse keeps me off social media
9 Feb 2016 - Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, who has Jewish ancestors, wrote this in a post on Facebook on Tuesday titled “Disrespectful Dog.”
Hamas operative killed in fourth Gaza tunnel collapse in recent weeks
9 Feb 2016 - Gaza health ministry spokesman confirmed that 27-year-old Izzadin al-Kassam fighter was killed in the tunnel collapse.
Analysis: Iran Infiltrates the West Bank
9 Feb 2016 - The "Patient Ones" are seeking Palestinians as a group to become an Iranian proxy in the region.
Palestinian report: Hamas operative killed in Gaza tunnel collapse
9 Feb 2016 -
Coalition rebel Oren: NGO bill downgrades Israeli democracy in world’s eyes
9 Feb 2016 - If the bill becomes law, it is likely to impact mostly left-wing NGOs, which receive the bulk of foreign government funding.
Vancouver Jews outraged over Ahinoam Nini invite to Independence Day event
9 Feb 2016 - A group which identifies itself as Vancouver United with Israel denounced the Jewish Federation for inviting 'BDS supporter' Nini to perform.
Palestinian campaign demands Israel release bodies of east Jerusalem attackers
9 Feb 2016 - The campaign runs with the banner: "Four months and the bodies are still being held" in three languages: Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Comment: Saudi Arabia is bringing Iran to its knees
9 Feb 2016 - Iran’s “sweet surrender” would never have been possible without the sophisticated and determined pressure of one country; Saudi Arabia, and one man; Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Jewish groups slam Ted Nugent for anti-Semitic gun control post
9 Feb 2016 - Rocker suggests that Jews are behind gun control in Facebook post.
IDF chief Eisenkot says he welcomes cooperation with Breaking the Silence
9 Feb 2016 - Eisenkot told an academic conference in Herzliya on Tuesday that the military’s legal department should follow up on testimonies by discharged soldiers.
Border Police thwart stabbing attack at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem
9 Feb 2016 - In a separate incident, a Palestinian girl with a knife is stopped approaching West Bank settlement of Carmei Tsur.
'If Israel wasn't occupying West Bank, Palestinian kids wouldn't need to kill Jews'
9 Feb 2016 - Last week, the three MKs met in east Jerusalem with 10 families of terrorists, whose bodies police have declined to give them for burial.
Ya'alon slams 'childish' Bennett for demanding IDF attack on Hamas tunnels
9 Feb 2016 - Aides to Ya’alon told Israel Radio on Tuesday that Bennett was acting “childishly” by “being prepared to drag the country to war for cynical, political purposes.”
Regavim: Court rejected Beduin petition to remain on Ma’aleh Adumim land
8 Feb 2016 - The State wants to relocate the herding families that live in temporary illegal structures to the nearby village of Abu Dis, just outside of Jerusalem.
Report: Cabinet sparring over Israeli action against Gaza tunnel threat
8 Feb 2016 - Discord involves Bennett calling for immediate action while PM and defense minister oppose such a move that could stir up further government contention, according to Channel 2.
Controversial NGO transparency bill passes first vote
8 Feb 2016 - European parliamentarians urge MKs to vote against measure; Oren: Bill hurts Israel, helps BDS.
Jason Derulo to light up Rishon Lezion
8 Feb 2016 - American hip hop sensation's collaborations have included Israeli favorite sons Balkan Beat Box and Snoop Dog.
Looking for clues
8 Feb 2016 - Israeli musician Arnold Nesis’s search for the man who sent him as a youth an electric guitar goes viral and inspires millions.
Family of executed Hamas leader demands investigation
8 Feb 2016 - Mahmoud Eshtaiwi, a top Ezaddin Al-Qassam commander, was arrested more than year ago. He was in charge of a number of Hamas tunnels in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip.
News director at Iran's Press TV caught on tape sexually harassing anchor
8 Feb 2016 - Sheena Shirani, who began her tenure at Press TV in 2007, revealed earlier this week that her former boss and news director at the TV station repeatedly harassed her for years.
'ISIS operatives in Sinai are receiving medical treatment at Hamas hospitals in Gaza'
8 Feb 2016 - Israeli coordinator of government activities in the territories tells Arabic online newspaper that Hamas started treating ISIS operatives recently in exchange for money and weapons.
'Israeli man conspired to help jihadi infiltrate into Israel to carry out terror attacks'
8 Feb 2016 - Tel Sheva man who served as a substitute teacher indicted for allegedly conspiring with Jordanian sheikh.
President Rouhani awards medals to negotiators of Iran deal
8 Feb 2016 - Rouhani praises the "perseverance of the Iranian nation and the Islamic revolution," and the "honesty and integrity" of the negotiation team.
Ban Ki-moon condemns outpost synagogue arson
8 Feb 2016 - Police suspect Palestinians from the village of Halhoul, near Hebron, entered the synagogue late Friday night, gathered prayer books into a pile and lit them on fire.
 

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