"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
Send Vermont to the Gaza Freedom March
Events: July 14: VTJP Meeting
  International Middle East Media Center
Further Abductions, Demolitions in West Bank
Israeli forces kidnapped six Palestinians and physically assaulted two teenagers in West Bank districts, on Monday, according to reports by security sources. Also on Monday, seven residential and agricultural structures in the southern Hebron Governorate were demolished. ...
Netanyahu: No Israeli Delegation to Cairo Talks
According to Israeli media, PM Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo, as stipulated by the http://imemc.org/article/68966. ...
Israeli Police Adopt New Crowd Control Method in Jerusalem
Israeli police have begun using skunk water against Palestinian demonstrators in Jerusalem, where over 770 Palestinians have been arrested since the July 2 murder of http://imemc.org/newswire?search_text=muhammad+abu+khdeir&button=Search+%3E%3E. Prior to July, skunk water had never been used in Jerusalem before. ...
Continued Clashes in West Bank, Four Injured, Several Detained
At least four Palestinians were injured during clashes which erupted Monday, at dawn, in http://imemc.org/newswire?search_text=Deheishe&button=Search+%3E%3E, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. ...
Cairo Truce Negotiations to Begin Soon, PA to Pay Hamas Employees
Possible US intervention via John Kerry The Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to pay civil servants employed by Hamas in Gaza, on Wednesday, following an extended salary crisis which came upon the forming of the new Palestinian unity government, this past April. ...
Israeli Forces Kidnap 4 Palestinians, Summon Others for Interrogation
Israeli forces abducted four Palestinians from different areas of the West Bank, on Sunday, while summoning others to appear for interrogation, according to local reports. ...
Israel Announces the Confiscation of 4,000 Dunams
Israeli sources have announced that authorities are planning to confiscate 4,000,000 m² (4,000 dunams/1,000 acres) of Palestinian-owned land near the illegal Gush Etzion settlement area. ...
Four, Including Two Children, Kidnapped In West Bank
Clashes Reported Near Jenin Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched homes, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including two children. The two children were attacked and beaten by the soldiers. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Senior Israeli minister: Cabinet majority opposed to peace talks
Recent confrontation among senior cabinet ministers represents a deep rift between segments of the coalition on the Palestinian issue.
Palestinian teen’s murder shakes East Jerusalem school’s faith in coexistence
Mohammed Abu Khdeir's high school was uniquely sensitive to Jewish tragedy, but that’s changed now.
Shin Bet, one step ahead of Hamas coup
Israeli security service may have evidence indicating that Hamas operative Riad Nasser really was planning to overthrow PA, even though he denied it.
Upsetting the Golan Druze apple cart at Quneitra
The capture by rebel forces of the border crossing between Syria and Israel's Golan Heights jeopardizes apple exports and the passage to Damascus of Druze college students.
Smoking gun missing from Shin Bet transcript on Hamas coup plot
Dozens of investigators questioned lead suspect Riad Nasser almost around the clock, amounting to hundreds of pages of transcripts, far more than the norm.
Israel should have drawn its red line with Hamas far sooner
Israel's best strategy should Hamas renew the violence is not escalation but responding in equal measure, for only tit-for-tat creates a power symmetry that induces cooperation.
Turkey's new PM: No hope of 'normalizing' Israel ties until Gaza blockade ends
Turkey was once Israel's closest regional ally in the region, but former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been a strident critic of its treatment of the Palestinians.
Abbas, in protocol of Doha meeting: PA will give Israel authority of West Bank if border talks fail
Protocol from meeting quotes Palestinian president's message to Israeli official in August; during meeting, Abbas reportedly accused Hamas' Khaled Meshal of breaching reconciliation and orchestrating coup.
Report: Azerbaijan buying Israeli coast-guard vessels
Jane's confirms that Muslim nation purchased 12 boats, based on photographs on website of Azerbaijani president.
U.K., France, Egypt denounce Israeli appropriation of West Bank land
On Sunday, Israel announced the appropriation of land in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem, a move which an anti-settlement group said was the biggest such claim in 30 years.
Heavy fighting between rebels and Assad forces near Syria border
Battle over control of the Quneitra border renews; errant mortar shell falls in Israel.
You don't know me anymore, Lord. Not after Gaza
Wherever we find ourselves this Rosh Hashanah, 450 children will be sitting beside us, uninvited. They will neither squirm nor feel restless. But we will. They were alive last year, and now they are dead.
Israeli army opens more combat roles to women
Six female recruits inducted into special unit in the artillery corps are already undergoing basic training.
Missing my friends in Gaza
After seven weeks of hell, my heart goes out to the children an hour’s drive away whom Israel does not let me watch grow up.
Palestinian held for week over anti-army Facebook posts
AG approved interrogation of Zahda Suheib, 32, for writing that Golani commander should 'go to hell.'
UN withdrawal and Syria drone point to new order in Golan
After four decades, UN supervision on the Syrian border is about to end and Assad’s military is being replaced by more hostile forces.
U.S.: Israel's West Bank land grab 'counterproductive' to two-state solution
State Department urges Israel's government to reverse its decision to lay claim to land belonging to five Palestinian villages.
Syria Islamists say Filipino UN troops were freed, but Fijians still held
Nusra Front says it released 35 Filipino peacekeepers, contradicting reports that the men had escaped under cover of darkness; group says will free Fijians in return for humanitarian aid.
Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land
Takeover from five Palestinian villages is biggest West Bank land appropriation in 30 years, says Peace Now; settlers laud Netanyahu, Ya'alon, government.
'ICC can't probe Israel on war crimes until Palestinians join court'
International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensoud rejects allegations that the court avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza due to political pressure.
IDF soldier dies of wounds from Gaza; Israeli death toll rises to 73
Sgt. Shahar Shalev, 20 of Alonei Habashan died more than a month after he was wounded in the southern Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu on mass budget cuts: Security is Israel's top priority
After Israel-Gaza fighting, cabinet approves 2% budget cut to all ministries; says will provide IDF with immediate allocation of 1.5 billion shekels to cover some costs of Operation Protective Edge.
IAF shoots down drone infiltrating Israel, apparently from Syria
It is not clear whether the unmanned aircraft contained explosives or was sent to photograph aerial images.
Israel's defense establishment recommends easing Gaza restrictions
Defense establishment tells politicians that preventing social and economic meltdown in Gaza is in Israel’s best interest.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
“My faith sees me through!”
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
29th August 2014 - Bil'in Weekly demonstration
8/31/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - In celebration of victory in Gaza, and the thirteenth anniversary of   the martyrdom of  Abu Ali Mustafa this week, two activists were arrested at the Bil'in demonstration. Further to this dozens of demonstrators suffered from inhalation of tear gas. The demonstration...
29th August 2014 - Nablus Team, Kufr Qaddum
8/31/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - A hundred or more Kufr Qaddum villagers, accompanied by international and Israeli solidarity activists, participated in a regular protest after the prayer this Friday. Several hours before the demo started, the village youth blockaded part of the main village road and monitored the...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 109220 02-sep-2014 04:06 ECT] Mission imprecision: the unexploded ordnance war
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - In September of 2006, Haaretz quoted the head of an Israeli Army rocket unit on his military s performance during the recent 34-day war on Lebanon: "What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire...
[Uruknet 109219 02-sep-2014 03:54 ECT] The truth about operation Iraqi liberation (take II)
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - ...The sovereign state of Iraq was destroyed through the March 2003 US/UK-led military invasion. Subsequently, by way of "de-Ba athification" and a brutal military occupation, US administrators immediately employed a "divide-and-conquer" strategy to rule Iraq. The...
[Uruknet 109218 02-sep-2014 02:59 ECT] Moral blackmail still stifles debate on Israel
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Israel s latest attempt to subdue the Palestinian resistance by putting its systematic genocide on high gear has yielded in some unintended consequences: international media interest in Gaza; challenge to the blind toeing of the extreme...
[Uruknet 109217 02-sep-2014 02:34 ECT] Doctors tackle damaged minds amid Gaza s post-war destruction
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - In a ward at Shifa, Gaza s largest hospital, child therapist Rabeea Hamouda is trying to elicit a response from two small brothers, Omar and Mohammed, aged three and 18 months, hoping for some words or...
[Uruknet 109216 02-sep-2014 02:01 ECT] Listen: "Love in the Time of Genocide" performed by Haidar Eid
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - In this video, the Palestinian intellectual and activist Haidar Eid, in Gaza, performs "Love in the Time of Genocide," adapted from a poem by the late Egyptian poet Abdul Rahim Mansour. The words are unadorned, but...
[Uruknet 109215 02-sep-2014 01:55 ECT] How Israel uses Caterpillar machinery to carry out extrajudicial executions
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - On Monday 11 August, the Israeli army used a militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer in an attempt to arrest 24-year-old Zakaria al-Aqra at his home in the village of Qabalan near Nablus in the occupied West Bank.The...
[Uruknet 109214 02-sep-2014 01:51 ECT] "Are there warplanes overhead, dad?"
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - "Get up shahida, get up," my son Muhammad said to his sister Nadine early on Friday as he tried to wake her up. He used the Arabic word usually translated to English as "martyr" after he...
[Uruknet 109213 02-sep-2014 01:45 ECT] Israel in the docks at the ICC- a not so distant possibility?
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Israel s military offensive on Gaza has devastated the small coastal enclave. During the lull of hostilities, part of a recently extended ceasefire, the damage is being assessed and calls for justice are growing stronger. Last...
[Uruknet 109212 02-sep-2014 01:34 ECT] Syria News - August 15, 2014
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - By the end of today Friday, LCC has documented the fall of 68 martyrs including 10 children, 7 women and 5 martyrs under torture. 25 martyrs were reported in Daraa, 20 in Aleppo, 10 in Damascus...
[Uruknet 109211 02-sep-2014 01:30 ECT] Why US Airstrikes Will Only Strengthen ISIS Bombing the Caliphate
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - ....Now, if the United States doesn t do something stupid-like bombing this newly declared caliphate and its army-IS will likely be consumed by the fires of its own extremism. All manner of groups fought alongside IS...
[Uruknet 109210 02-sep-2014 01:27 ECT] Homeless Gazans struggle to find shelter
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Manal Abu Assar, 39, took a few moments to wash her children s clothes in the park next to al-Shifa Hospital, where her family has set up a tent. She took advantage of the absence of...
[Uruknet 109209 02-sep-2014 01:20 ECT] Civilians Killed in US and Iraqi Raids in Northern Iraq (Video)
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Today (Friday) more than 20 people were killed, more than half of which were children in both US and Iraqi raids in northern Iraq in two regions , Kerkuk and Nineveh to the north of Iraq, at...
[Uruknet 109208 02-sep-2014 00:28 ECT] Iraq snapshot - August 15, 2014.
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - So few want to admit that. In part because they whored for Nouri al-Maliki and in part because they lack the ability to they were wrong to cheer Nouri on. The man was a tyrant and...
[Uruknet 109207 02-sep-2014 00:20 ECT] Chronicles of a Death Foretold: The Kerry Negotiations
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Farsighted observers saw it coming. For them, the apparent breakdown in April 2014 of the initiative launched by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry amid much fanfare nine months earlier, in August 2013, came as no...
[Uruknet 109206 02-sep-2014 00:17 ECT] Ray Odierno: Living in the Third Person about Iraq
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - .... The very factors Odierno speaks today of almost as if he was an independent third party dispassionately looking back are the same ones he was responsible for resolving over his many years of command in Iraq....
[Uruknet 109205 02-sep-2014 00:08 ECT] Gitmo Detainee s Lawyers Can t Describe Video
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - - Lawyers for a hunger-striking detainee must abide by restrictions barring the "distribution of, or discussion of" videos of their client s forcible cell extractions taking him to his force-feedings, a federal judge ruled. Syrian-born detainee...
[Uruknet 109204 02-sep-2014 00:05 ECT] Israel s Incessant Death-State Concept The "Defense" Addiction
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Only a cold diagnosis would be proper for such a horror as has been inflicted upon the Palestinians during the gruesome Operation Protective Edge and seven decades of occupation. The Israeli State has become pathological (or...
[Uruknet 109203 02-sep-2014 00:00 ECT] Syria : At least 8 Palestinians tortured to death in the last week
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - There are 2,433 documented Palestinian casualties of the Syrian war so far, the overwhelming majority at the hands of Assad forces and proxies. At least 230 of these martyrs have been met by a particularly gruesome...
[Uruknet 109202 01-sep-2014 23:54 ECT] Under Occupation The Shortest Distance Between Palestine and Ferguson
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 -The superficially coincidental images coming from both Gaza and Ferguson this month have created some surprising and sudden currents of solidarity. Many have looked on with amazement, for example, as Gazans offer tips via twitter to those...
[Uruknet 109201 01-sep-2014 23:51 ECT] Nobody s Expendable The Fallacious Human Shield and Collateral Damage Arguments
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 -The human shield argument, in the news today from Israel and the war with Gaza and in the ongoing debates about drones, is similar to the collateral damage argument. Let s take the collateral damage argument first. (...
[Uruknet 109200 01-sep-2014 23:46 ECT] Gaza: a testing ground for Israeli military technology -
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Israel may be a relatively small state, but it is the largest per-capita weapons exporter in the world. The Israeli arms companies have the advantage in marketing their products around the world, because they can claim...
[Uruknet 109199 01-sep-2014 23:32 ECT] Living under occupation in Ferguson
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - SINCE 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by an unidentified police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9, the majority Black city just outside of St. Louis has been rocked by protests against the racism...
[Uruknet 109198 01-sep-2014 23:25 ECT] New found interest in Iraqi women?
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Religious minority women have been targeted since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. You re only just now noticing? Are you five-years-old or six?....It looks less like you care about Iraqi women -- you clearly...
[Uruknet 109197 01-sep-2014 23:16 ECT] 10 things that have changed forever on Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are deployed with one grand mission: Absolve Israel of any responsibility in its acts of carnage. These apologists not only demonise Palestinians, but also...
[Uruknet 109196 01-sep-2014 23:02 ECT] Canada and Israel: An anti-Arab stance?
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - The Harper Government is shaming and embarrassing Canadian citizens and Canada s international image, demonstrated through them losing a seat at the United Nations Security Council due to their foreign policy stances, one being in relation...
[Uruknet 109195 01-sep-2014 22:54 ECT] Palestinians express "solidarity with the people of Ferguson" in Mike Brown statement
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Palestinian groups and individuals inside and outside of historic Palestine have signed the following statement in solidarity with their brethren in Ferguson, Missouri. Unsurprisingly, many of the police deployed to crush unarmed protesters demanding justice for...
[Uruknet 109194 01-sep-2014 22:01 ECT] Palestinian refugees mark one year of return to destroyed village
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Kufr Birim is one of the hundreds of Palestinian villages depopulated by Zionist militas during the Nakba (Arabic for "catastrophe") - the ethnic cleansing which led to Israel s foundation in 1948. Earlier this month, activists...
[Uruknet 109193 01-sep-2014 17:57 ECT] Football fan slain by Israel predicted he would be next martyr
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - "If you call his number now, no one will answer. The friend you used to call so frequently is gone," said Muhammad Qattri s mother, Um Muhammad. She held her slain son s phone and was...
[Uruknet 109192 01-sep-2014 17:11 ECT] The implications of the Israeli war on Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Most of the news reporting and analysis concerning what is happening in Gaza has left out two crucial issues: the human context and the long-term implications of Israel s war against this impoverished territory. Gaza, the...
[Uruknet 109191 01-sep-2014 16:21 ECT] Syria News - August 14, 2014
1 Sep 2014 - August 14, 2014 - By the end of Thursday, the coordination committees were able to document 75 martyrs including 15 children, 7 women, and 6 martyrs under torture: 24 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs; 23 in Aleppo;...
Hannibal Directive Focus of War Crimes Inquiry
Tikun Olam 2 Sep 2014 - IDF Col. Ofer Winter’s approach to Rafah: apres moi, le deluge. The Israeli attorney general and military prosecutor have begun investigations of numerous incidents during Operation Protective Edge which may reach to the level of war crimes : While fighting still raged, the government and IDF appointed...
Embarking on the path to jihad
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - How Americans join the fight in Syria
Iraq forces push against jihadists
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
Lebanon army receives soldier's body
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
Israel seizes 1000 acres from 5 Palestinian villages to build new settlement in response to teens’ abduction
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 -
Alvin Rosenfeld’s Holocaust complaint
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 - This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. You have to wonder about Holocaust Deniers – and Holocaust Complainers. Holocaust Complainers cry foul when the Holocaust is used against Israel’s injustice...
Richard Cohen says he married Israel and has been faithful during ups and downs
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 - Longtime Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has a book coming out in two weeks called Israel: Is It Good for the Jews ?  a question that Cohen answers in the affirmative. From his publisher, Simon and Schuster: A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own),...
I see five bears
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 - I consider myself outdoorsy but it upset me that I’d never seen a bear in the wild. I’ve seen bobcat, rattlesnake , fox, moose, marten, and mink, but as I often complained, outside of a zoo I’d only seen a bear on the streets of Mumbai, with a...
Judaism’s hijacking by Zionists drives 70% of secular Jews to marry non-Jews– Koppman at Huffpo
Mondoweiss 31 Aug 2014 - Steve Koppman is a playwright and the author of a book on Jewish Folklore. At Huffington Post he has published an anti-Zionist piece  that says Jews should be supporting the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement because it epitomizes the best of Jewish values in opposition...
The Jingoism of Anti-Jihadism
Tikun Olam 31 Aug 2014 - Since 9/11, there has been a rampant and fashionable strain of Islamophobia among western politicians, journalists and analysts.  It’s a response in part to the militant jihadism of the sort that perpetrated the 9/11 attacks.  Bibi Netanyahu is perhaps the master of anti-jihadist rhetoric.  Shortly after...
For a media charter that shuns sectarian incitement
Al-Akhbar Opinion 1 Sep 2014 - The flag used by ISIS. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The flag used by ISIS. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The Lebanese justice minister suddenly found out about a group of young people who burned the flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He seemed unaware that...
The opening of Gaza’s border crossings: The devil is in the details
Al-Akhbar News 1 Sep 2014 - A truck loaded with goods drives after entering the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing on August 28, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza. (Photo: AFP-Said Khatib) A truck loaded with goods drives after entering the Gaza Strip from Israel through the...
Libya loses control of Tripoli to armed militias
Al-Akhbar News 1 Sep 2014 - Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist...
Tens of thousands of Yemeni rebel supporters demonstrate in Sanaa
Al-Akhbar News 1 Sep 2014 - Tens of thousands of rebel activists demonstrated in the Yemeni capital Monday heeding a call by their leader to press their campaign to oust the government in defiance of the UN. The show of strength by the Zaidi rebels caused traffic jams on several major roads...
ISIS hands over body of beheaded Lebanese soldier
Al-Akhbar News 1 Sep 2014 - Updated 5:30 pm (GMT+3): The body believed to be that of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed was handed over to Lebanese authorities Monday to undergo DNA tests to confirm his identity, the army said in a statement. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) alleged to...
Why did the Islamic State behead the Sunni soldier first?
Al-Akhbar News 1 Sep 2014 - Mohammad al-Qaderi (R), a Lebanese solider kidnapped along with three other soldiers and a police officer by al-Nusra Front, celebrates with relatives and friends after his release on August 31, 2014, in the town of Ghazze in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (Photo: AFP) Mohammad al-Qaderi (R), a...
Al-Nusra Front may release non-Shia Lebanese captives: sources
Al-Akhbar News 1 Sep 2014 - Saleh al-Baradei, a Lebanese police officer kidnapped along with four soldiers by the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, celebrates with relatives after his release on August 31, 2014 in the town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (Photo: AFP) Saleh al-Baradei, a Lebanese...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
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ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
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Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
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When We Stop To Really See Each Other
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Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
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U.S. Urges Israel To Reverse Planned West Bank Land Appropriation
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - The U.S. urged Israel to reverse its announcement of a massive land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the West Bank. Click here for the rest of the article...
International Criminal Court Prosecutor: 'Palestine' Can Join Rome Statute
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - ‘Palestine’ is now eligible to join the Rome Statute and file war crimes charges against Israel, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Belgian Feminists Pour Fake Blood in Airport To Protest Israel Arms Transport
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - A Belgian feminist group poured about 25 gallons of fake blood on the floor of an airport in Liege, Belgium, to protest their belief that the airport is being used to transport arms to Israel. Click here for the rest of the article...
Muslim Girls Arrested for Plotting To Blow Up Synagogue in France
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - Two teenage Muslim girls were arrested for planning a suicide bomb attack on the Great Synagogue of Lyon in France. Click here for the rest of the article...
More U.S. Sympathy for Israel than Palestinians: Pew Poll
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - More Americans express sympathy for Israel than for the Palestinians, according to a new survey. Click here for the rest of the article...
West Bank Bus Shelter Blown Up in Attempted Terror Attack
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - A bus shelter in the northern West Bank was blown up with explosives in what police believe was an attempted terrorist attack. Click here for the rest of the article...
In Chicago, Poles and Jews Come Together for Lodz
The Forward New 1 Sep 2014 - A commemoration in Chicago marking 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto offers American Jews and Polish Americans the chance to find common ground. Click here for the rest of the article...
How Gaza War Puts Hebrew Language on Front Lines
The Forward New 31 Aug 2014 - The Gaza war has turned Hebrew into a battleground as ordinary Israelis adopt military euphemisms to describe everything from captured soldiers to the war itself, Gon Ben-Ari writes. Click here for the rest of the article...
Nigeria: Hajj Visa Delays Cause Concern
allAfrica.com 1 Sep 2014 - [Daily Trust]Kano, Dutse, Abuja and Kaduna -Nigerian Hajj stakeholders and prospective pilgrims have expressed concern over the failure of the Saudi authorities to start issuing visas for this year's pilgrimage, a week after they promised to do that and with just five days to the commencement...
Egypt: Egypt, Oman FMs Discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional Issues
allAfrica.com 1 Sep 2014 - [Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi ways of boosting bilateral relations, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Egypt: Solidarity Minister - Red Crescent Allows Tons of Aid Into Gaza Strip
allAfrica.com 1 Sep 2014 - [Egypt Online]Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali said that the branch of the Red Crescent in North Sinai facilitates the entry of aid coming from donor organizations from outside and inside the country to the Gaza Strip.
Egypt: FM Receives Phone Call From U.S. Counterpart
allAfrica.com 1 Sep 2014 - [Egypt Online]Secretary of State John Kerry told his Egyptian counterpart on Friday that the United States intends to make good on its promise to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to help Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, NDTV reported Saturday.
Tunisia: Bodies of Syrian Migrants Recovered off Tunisia Coast
allAfrica.com 31 Aug 2014 - [Deutsche Welle]The bodies of scores of migrants have been recovered off the coast of Tunisia. They are believed to be people from Syria who drowned trying to reach Europe.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Israeli forces shoot, critically injure Jerusalem teen
9/1/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager was critically wounded late Sunday after an Israeli soldier shot him in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet, relatives said. Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, from Wadi al-Joz suffered a fractured skull after being...
Report: Netanyahu says will not send delegation to Cairo talks
9/1/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo as stipulated by the ceasefire agreement that ended seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, Israeli media reported Monday. Channel 10 said in...
Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian grape vines in Beit Ummar
9/1/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers chopped down grape vines on Palestinian agricultural property in northern Beit Ummar on Monday, a popular committee spokesman said Monday. Muhammad Awwad said the settlers destroyed seven grape vines in the Wad Abu...
Israel seizes PA tax revenues, official says
9/1/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel has seized some 200 million shekels ($55 million) from monthly tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a senior Palestinian official told Ma'an on Monday. The official, who spoke on the condition...
9-year-old child dies from wounds sustained in Gaza war
9/1/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A nine-year-old boy died in Gaza on Monday from wounds sustained during Israel's recent offensive on the besieged enclave, medics said. Ziad al-Rifi was injured on Aug. 21 in an Israeli airstrike near his family...
Locals: Israeli forces detain 7 in Nablus refugee camp
9/1/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided the al-Fara refugee camp in Nablus overnight and detained seven Palestinians, locals said. Witnesses told Ma'an that 15 military jeeps and armored personnel carriers raided the camp from several directions and broke into...
Wounded Gazans struggle to find treatment after war
9/1/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Still in shock weeks after an Israeli shell blast shredded his arm and killed four members of his family, Ahmed Ayyad is one of many wounded Palestinians in Gaza now needing long-term care. But many of the organizations charged...
Israeli forces fire tear gas near East Jerusalem schools
9/1/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at schools in the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Monday, with dozens of parents and children suffering gas inhalation. A member of a parents committee, Hasan Abdo, told Ma'...
Haniyeh discusses next steps in Gaza with Egypt, Qatar
9/1/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday urged Egyptian intelligence officials to hold Israel to the stipulations of the ceasefire agreement it signed to end hostilities in Gaza, a statement from Haniyeh's office said. Haniyeh...
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan monitors
9/1/2014 - GOLAN HEIGHTS (AFP) -- Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents. The unrest on Israel's doorstep...
Hamdallah discusses Gaza reconstruction with UN rep
9/1/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with a representative of the UN's Office for Project Services on Monday to discuss the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the Israeli assault, a statement said. Hamdallah...
Egypt slams Israel plan to seize Palestinian land
9/1/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Egypt on Monday denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement. On Sunday, Israel said it would expropriate 4,000 dunams (1,000 acres) of...
PA to pay Hamas employees in Gaza
9/1/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority will pay Hamas civil servants in Gaza on Wednesday, ending a months-long salary crisis following the announcement of a unity government. Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouq said an agreement was reached between Hamas and...
Israeli forces detain 2 in Hebron arrest raids
9/1/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinians in the Hebron town of Beit Ummar on Monday, a local committee said. Muhammad Awad, the spokesperson for Beit Ummar's popular committee, said Israeli soldiers detained Mahmoud Adel Hasan Muqbel, 17...
Iran FM to meet EU's Ashton in Brussels Monday
9/1/2014 - TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels Monday, following fresh US sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear program. Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, has shepherded...
Police rescue unemployed Hebron man who tried to hang himself
9/1/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian police rescued a man who tried to commit suicide in Hebron on Monday because he couldn't find work, police said. Mahmoud Nimir al-Humouz, 29, from al-Fawwar refugee camp, went to the roof of a building...
Rights group: IS using cluster bombs
9/1/2014 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- Islamic State militants have used cluster munitions in Syria in at least one location and Syria's regime is continuing to use the widely banned weapon, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The New York-based group, citing reports from local...
UN: 1,420 people killed in Iraq in August
9/1/2014 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Violence in Iraq left at least 1,420 people dead in August as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by Islamic State-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday. At least 1,370 people were wounded during the same period, the...
UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes
9/1/2014 - GENEVA (AFP) -- The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate atrocities committed by Islamic State militants. The 47 members of the United Nations' top rights body accepted without a vote a...
  The Guardian
Steve Bell on Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin cartoon
1 Sep 2014 - Continue reading...
Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK
1 Sep 2014 - British foreign secretary urges Israel to reverse decision to seize 990 acres of Palestinian land near Gvaot to create new city The UK and...
What can forensic architecture reveal about the conflict in Gaza?
1 Sep 2014 - Bulldozing new roads, using buildings as weapons ... to the Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, city warfare leaves clues in the very architecture. Hes piecing together...
A very British bubble of global tensions and local solutions
1 Sep 2014 - The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Muslim Council of Britain have unveiled a joint declaration condemning Islamophobia and antisemitism just the...
US urges Israel to reverse appropriation of land for West Bank settlement
31 Aug 2014 - Israel has claimed almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem, in a move Palestinians say will only increase tension The United States has criticised Israels announcement...
Israel estimates cost of Gaza conflict at £1.5bn
31 Aug 2014 - Education sector likely to be hardest hit as Binyamin Netanyahu seeks 2% cut to government spending to offset cost of Gaza war Israel has...
As leaders of UK Jews and Muslims we say: we are two faiths with one message | Vivian Wineman and Shuja Shafi
1 Sep 2014 - War in Gaza and Israel has strained Muslim-Jewish relations. But well work together to stop differences over that conflict defining us A few days...
Israeli and Palestinian groups criticise land appropriation in West Bank - video
1 Sep 2014 - Representatives of the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now and a Palestinian local council express their concerns about the Israeli government's move to claim 1000...
  Daily Star
Lebanon's Arabic press digest – Sept. 2, 2014
2 Sep 2014 A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained
1 Sep 2014 Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.
Iran's Zarif "quite optimistic" of Iran nuclear agreement
1 Sep 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme can be resolved by a Nov. 24 deadline.
US urges Israel to reverse plan to seize West Bank land
1 Sep 2014 The United States urged Israel on Monday to reverse its latest plan to seize 988 acres (400 hectares) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area of the occupied West Bank.
  Ha'aretz National News
Working like Zionist pioneers, to save Amharic
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Channel 2 to split into two 24/7 stations after March 31
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Cabinet to mull reform trimming hospital bosses' power
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Israel's deputy state prosecutor hits and kills jogger in Haifa
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Netanyahu to students in south: Study and learn, for the sake of us all
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Despite reform, school guards to take guns home
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Beit Shemesh splits school into Haredi, secular wings
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Study: Psychometric tests predict academic success better than Israeli matriculation exams
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
After Gaza op, Israeli school year opens with looming budget cuts
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
State: Banner calling on soldiers to 'pound' Gaza doesn't constitute incitement
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
After more than a decade, Jerusalem is to have chief rabbis again
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Tel Aviv university is start-up campus
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Knesset member seeks 'full civic partnership’ law for Arab minority
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
10 things you probably didn’t know about the border kibbutzim that starred in Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Why would anyone live on the Gaza border?
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Education Ministry set for additional $195 million cuts to help fund Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Israeli police still ban entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque
A group of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli policemen on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, while there is still an entry ban on all Palestinian women.
Jewish settlers cut trees in al-Khalil village
Jewish settlers cut Palestinian trees in Beit Ummar village, to the north of al-Khalil, on Monday morning.
IOA to release, deport two Palestinian officials
Israeli Occupation Authorities are expected to release on Monday the Jerusalemite MP Mohamed Totah and the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khaled Abu Arafa.
More than one million Jewish settlers in the West Bank
Dr. Hanna Isa revealed that the number of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem has reached 503 settlements, and that the number of the settlers there is more than a million.
Hamas calls for curbing Israel's settlement escalation in W. Bank
Hamas denounced Israel's grave escalation of its settlement and Judaization activities in the West Bank and Jerusalem, calling on human rights groups to legally intervene to curb such escalation.
Israeli economy minister: Killing Palestinians brings life to Israel
Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday that killing Palestinian brings life to Israel.
Abu Marzouk: The gov't will pay the salaries of Gaza civil servants next Wed.
Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that the Palestinian unity government agreed to pay the salaries of the former government employees in Gaza next Wednesday.
Resheq: We refuse to be dragged into secondary battles
Hamas Movement has renewed its total rejection to be dragged into secondary battles following the escalated incitement against the movement.
Abu Zuhri: Israel’s recruitment of new Gaza division commander sign of defeat
The appointment of a new commander for the Israeli army’s Gaza Division is a proof of Israel’s admission of defeat in the Gaza offensive, Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri said.
706 Martyrs and 427 detainees reported during August
Around 706 Palestinians were killed during August including 698 martyrs in Gaza Strip and eight others were shot dead by Israeli gunfire during clashes that broke out throughout the West Bank.
Egypt’s rural poor watching Sisi’s policies
CAIRO 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Two months since Egypt elected a new President, the rural poor are still waiting to find out if grand plans will become reality >
Ukraine's troops retreat from vital airport
09/01/2014 - Soldiers abandon defence of an airport in Luhansk after heavy clashes with what Kiev says are Russian tanks.
UN body to probe Islamic State crimes in Iraq
09/01/2014 - Human Rights Council decides to send team to investigate abuses and crimes, including massacres and forced conversions.
Deadly knife attack at China school
09/02/2014 - Man stabs three children and teacher to death in school that reportedly denied his daughter admission.
US forces target al-Shabab in Somalia
09/02/2014 - US military forces conduct operation against armed group that is seeking to topple Somali government.
Iran leader urges clerics to accept Internet
09/01/2014 - President Hassan Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant and lift restrictions on new technologies and the Internet.
Mexico investigates mass fish death in lagoon
09/01/2014 - Fishermen continue to pull tonnes of dead fish out of Cajititlan that has been scene of four fish kills this year.
Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State
09/01/2014 - Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.
What are Russia's plans for eastern Ukraine?
09/01/2014 - The EU threatens further sanctions amid continuing accusations of Russian military involvement in Ukraine.
  New York Times
World Briefing: Israel: U.N. Chief Criticizes Seizing of West Bank Land
1 Sep 2014 - Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations added his voice on Monday to the criticism of Israel over its seizing of nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem.
U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
1 Sep 2014 - The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Militants Add Cluster Bombing to Tactics, Rights Group Says
1 Sep 2014 - Human Rights Watch said there was evidence that the extremist group used the munitions in July and August as it fought in northern Syria.
Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors
1 Sep 2014 - The Kurdish pesh merga collapse left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path, further calling into question fundamental assumptions about Iraq’s security.
Trying to Rebuild a Kurdish Defense Force
1 Sep 2014 - When ISIS militants rolled into Kurdistan in August, the collapse of the pesh merga left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path.
U.N. to Send Team to Iraq For Inquiry On ISIS Acts
1 Sep 2014 - The council adopted a resolution without a vote, calling for a team to be sent to Iraq to look into killings and other atrocities.
Op-Ed Contributors: To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria
1 Sep 2014 - To win this war, the West must promote power sharing in Damascus. Even Iran and Saudi Arabia seem willing to help.
Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem
31 Aug 2014 - The move could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion and challenging world opinion.
Affiliate of Al Qaeda Confirms Capture of U.N. Peacekeepers in Syria
31 Aug 2014 - The Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, said it had seized more than 40 peacekeepers because the United Nations failed to help the people of Syria during the country’s civil war.
Syrian Rebels Trade Fire With Troops From U.N.
31 Aug 2014 - Gunfire broke out on Saturday between United Nations peacekeepers in southern Syria and the Islamist rebels who had been surrounding their base near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
U.S. Strikes Militants Besieging Turkmen in Iraq
30 Aug 2014 - American planes struck the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and dropped food, water and aid near the northern town of Amerli.
Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran’s Leader Toughens Talk
30 Aug 2014 - In the second year of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency, he has struck a new tone, echoing the longstanding Iranian view that the United States can never be trusted.
John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66
30 Aug 2014 - Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.
ISIS Militants Behead Lebanese Soldier and Hold 18 More
30 Aug 2014 - A video posted on social media sites on Saturday showed members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beheading a soldier captured when militants seized a Lebanese border town.
  Jerusalem Post
Syrian rebels demand ransom, removal from terror list in order to free captive Fiji troops
1 Sep 2014 - The Nusra Front, a Syrian affiliate of al-Qaida, says it is holding the peacekeepers because the UN force protects Israel.
Riot in east Jerusalem mars first day of school
1 Sep 2014 - Protesters singled out the unidentified educator over the lack of services offered to students at the all-boys school
Energy, Economy ministries issue grants to convert 16 factories to gas
1 Sep 2014 - Connecting the internal systems of the factories to gas is expected to lead to halve their energy costs and reduce air pollution.
US army attacks terrorists in Somalia
1 Sep 2014 - Al-Shabaab Islamists, affiliated with al-Qaida, were targeted in the attacks.
UN chief Ban condemns Israeli decision regarding West Bank area known as Gva'ot
1 Sep 2014 - The decision signaled the end of the civil administration’s investigation into the possibility that parcels of the land were private Palestinian property.
Fighting breaks out along Syrian border, with captured Fiji troops nearby
1 Sep 2014 - A heavy firefight erupts between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels, along the Syrian border with Israel.
Iranian FM hopeful to reach nuclear agreement within 3 months
1 Sep 2014 - Iran and global powers are working to strike a comprehensive agreement by November 24, with Iran agreeing to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions.
Israeli lightly injured by firebomb thrown at bus in West Bank
1 Sep 2014 - Earlier on Monday, an unidentified assailant threw rocks at a bus in Jerusalem, injuring a three-year-old girl.
Ireland demands review of UN Golan Heights mandate
1 Sep 2014 - Islamist fighters overran a crossing point in the line that has separated Israelis from Syrians in the Golan Heights since 1973.
Pupils in South receive festive welcome on first day back to school
1 Sep 2014 - Rozen-Edelman, who teaches 7-12 graders, recounted a horrifying summer, running to her bomb shelter within the 15 seconds alarm frame.
Analysis: Talansky retrial could seal Olmert's fate on Holyland appeal
1 Sep 2014 - Olmert has probably now lost any benefit of the doubt he had with the Supreme Court.
Turkey's new premier says 'no hope' of normalizing ties with Israel unless Gaza blockade lifted
1 Sep 2014 - Ahmet Davutoglu offered no suggestion of any change of emphasize in policies pursued with greater or lesser vigor over the last 11 years by Tayyip Erdogan.
Final Gaza war casualty laid to rest
1 Sep 2014 - Injured in southern Gaza on July 23, First Sgt. Shahar Shalev succumbed to his wounds on Sunday.
Netanyahu focuses on threats, as Kerry and Livni looking to re-start talks
1 Sep 2014 - Before a meeting with US congressmen, Netanyahu stressed the need for US-Israeli cooperation in facing radical Islam.
PA chief Abbas: Hamas leader Mashaal is a liar
1 Sep 2014 - Protocol of meeting between Abbas and Qatar emir leaked to Lebanese paper; Abbas allegedly told the emir that Hamas has been working to foil and bring down the PA ever since its establishment.
Report: Israel killed Islamic State terrorist who fought with Hamas in Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - According to Al-Hayat, a Saudi national, Sultan Farhan Rajah al-Harbi, joined IS (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and volunteered to go to Gaza.
Birthright alumni more supportive of Gaza op than general population
1 Sep 2014 - While a recent Gallup poll showed only a quarter of American 18-29 year olds considered Israeli actions justified, thirty two percent of Birthright participants deemed them “completely justified.”
Poll: Nearly 8 in 10 Palestinians say Israel 'painfully beaten' by Hamas
1 Sep 2014 - Survey also showed that more than 70% of the Palestinians are worried about the possibility of another military confrontation with Israel.
Thousands in Britain rally against rise in anti-Semitism
1 Sep 2014 - The rally Sunday outside the Royal Courts of Justice was organized by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.
Jerusalem Post News: September 1, 2014
1 Sep 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Report: Joan Rivers being brought out of induced coma, family to sue doctors
1 Sep 2014 - Sources tell 'NY Daily News' that River's family considering suing over botched procedure.
Gaza conflict, budget cuts, overcrowding overshadow start of school year
1 Sep 2014 - Education system to open under “different format,” address 50-day Gaza offensive which dominated summer vacation.
French authorities arrest Muslim girls planning attack on synagogue
31 Aug 2014 - Teen girls indicted last week for conspiracy to commit terrorism after plot discovered to blow up Great Synagogue of Lyon.
Demand for Jewish condemnation elicits limited backlash in Turkey
31 Aug 2014 - Jewish academics, media figures and authors argue that they have no obligation to comment on “Israel’s latest attack on Gaza.”
  YNet News
US military targets extremists in Somalia
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives
2 Sep 2014 - ....
France and Saudis 'finalising' $3bn Lebanon arms deal
2 Sep 2014 - ....
'No military solution' to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Debunking claims of failure in Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - Analysis: The recent Gaza conflict has already been called World War III: an asymmetric battle between western democracies and guerrilla warfare and terrorism. They can always claim to have won. But we can beat them, and we're on the right track - it just takes time. ....
Infant wounded by stones thrown at bus in Jerusalem
1 Sep 2014 - Two-and-a-half-year-old infant and bus driver lightly wounded in two separate incidents in capital and Tapuach area. Security forces scanned both areas but failed to locate suspects. ....
Ukraine: Russia's 'open aggression' driving rebel advance
1 Sep 2014 - Poroshenko to make high-level changes in Army personnel; Russia denies military involvement in the east; China: More EU sanctions will complicate the crisis. ....
Thousands attend funeral of Staff Sgt. Shalev
1 Sep 2014 - Hundreds of paratroopers turn out to accompany their friend, who fought for his for almost six weeks, to his final resting place on the Golan.....
Beit Shemesh school closes gates on first day following Haredi takeover
1 Sep 2014 - Secular parents in Beit Shemesh protest against dedication of classrooms for ultra-orthodox students; Ministry of Education issues closure order of haredi wing, says move is 'illegal'. ....
Ireland demands UN review Golan force mandate
1 Sep 2014 - Most heavily armed element of UN force in Syria warns it would not 'send any more troops' without assurances mission 'will change to adapt to new realities.'....
Knesset committee launches Protective Edge probe
1 Sep 2014 - Chaired by MK Ze'ev Elkin, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee began its inquiry with the most senior official – Prime Minister Netanyahu.....
Filipino force defied UN commander during Syrian Golan crisis
1 Sep 2014 - Philippine military says UN peacekeeping commander on Heights should face investigation for asking troops to surrender to rebels.....
ISIS laptop reveals project to build biological weapons
1 Sep 2014 - Foreign Policy reports reveals contents of a laptop found in Syria, laying out instructions for building chemical weapons and detailing attempts to weaponize bubonic plague. ....
An investment in school books, not schools
1 Sep 2014 - Why, when everyone believes education is a priority, is Israel making its parents shell out more and more for superfluous textbooks? ....
'To my dear grandson, on your first day of school'
1 Sep 2014 - In a personal letter, President Rivlin tells grandson Shai and the children of Israel on the first day of school to remember to open their hearts to new friends, and always be thirsty for more knowledge. ....
'With love, Avram': Amulet son gave mother uncovered in Lodz Ghetto
31 Aug 2014 - The amulet recently unearthed in the ruins of the Lodz Ghetto was created by a son for his mother as a keepsake – in case he was sent to a death camp. ....
Israel's lone soldiers are 'never alone'
31 Aug 2014 - With more programs than ever for Diaspora Jews wishing to have an IDF experience, Israel does its best to ensure that those who volunteer have a home away from home. ....
Rabbi offers halachic solutions to Internet use
31 Aug 2014 - Following failed attempts to keep haredi public away from Internet, new 500-page book explains how new technologies can be used in strictly kosher manner. ....
Peres' post-presidency vision: Hamas-free Gaza, peaceful Israel
31 Aug 2014 - After almost 70 years of public service, Peres has left the president's official residence in Jerusalem and moved into an apartment in Tel Aviv; he hosted Yedioth for a series of special conversations on war, peace, his late wife Sonia and his plans for the future at the age of 91. ....
Obama's Jewish personal chef weds MSNBC host
31 Aug 2014 - President attends longtime aide's wedding with First Lady and daughters; Chef Sam Kass has been working for the Obamas when they lived in Chicago and has been persuaded to join them at the White House. ....

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