"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
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  International Middle East Media Center
Three Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron And Ramallah
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinians near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and one Palestinian near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. ...
Palestinian Killed By Army Fire Near Qalqilia
Tuesday, September 2: A young Palestinian man, from Nablus, was shot and killed, by Israeli army fire, at the Taybeh roadblock near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia; one was mildly wounded, and three detained. ...
Homeless Gazans Need 5,000 Caravans
The Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing has stated that Gaza needs five thousand caravans, in order to provide shelter more than 130,000 displaced peoples. ...
Israeli Warships Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen
Israeli forces have opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, in an apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached in Cairo last week, according to fishermen. ...
UN & Amnesty Denounce Recent Israeli Land Grab
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has joined international figures in publicly denouncing Israel's http://www.imemc.org/article/69000 that it will confiscate approximately 1,000 acres of Palestinian-owned land near the illegal Gush Etzion settlement area. ...
Army Demolishes Orphanage Dairy Factory In Hebron
Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday, at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and initiated the destruction of a dairy factory that belongs to the Islamic Charitable Society for Orphans, in the city. ...
Soldiers Kidnap 17 Palestinians In Jenin
Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, ‘Anza village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, broke into and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped 17 Palestinians. Soldiers also invaded a flea market near Nablus, and closed it. ...
Man, Child, Die Of Wounds Suffered During Israel’s War On Gaza
Palestinian medical sources report that a man and a child have died of serious injuries suffered, in different strikes, during Israel’s extensive bombardment and aggression on the Gaza Strip. ...
Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1598 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2137. ...
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. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Kerry calls Netanyahu to protest Israeli appropriation of West Bank land
The Israeli decision to declare 1,000 acres of land belonging to Palestinian villages in Gush Etzion as 'state lands' has drawn a deluge of international condemnation over the past few days.
Israeli team heading to U.S. for intel exchange ahead of Iran talks
Jerusalem fears 'creative ideas’ that mean major concessions to Tehran: Israeli official.
U.S. to Israel: Reverse 'deeply concerning' decision to appropriate West Bank land
EU issues similar statement; Lieberman defends Israel's decision, says Israel's policy is to focus on settlement blocs.
Defense Minister Ya'alon: Iran's fingerprints can be seen in Syrian Golan Heights
Analysts say al-Qaida affiliated group the Nusra Front, which has major presence near Israel's frontier with Syria, is poised to charge past the border.
IDF soldiers open fire on Palestinian trying to burst through West Bank checkpoint
Driver of vehicle carrying believed illegal workers in serious condition after shot while attempting to run down soldiers.
Gazans demand right of passage to West Bank
Ahead of Cairo talks on easing restrictions at border crossings, residents of Strip want end to 'checkpoint visas.'
Israel halts work on illegal road through West Bank nature reserve
Activists, Palestinian residents claim construction was part of a broader attempt to deepen settlers’ hold in natural area.
Abbas' peace plan: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank within three years
Plan calls for nine months of talks with Israel, with the first 90 days to focus on borders; Palestinian president to present plan to Kerry, Arab foreign ministers.
Terror alert lifted in central Israel after suspect arrested
Police arrest Taibeh man after setting up checkpoints, roadblocks in the Sharon area.
Lapid: West Bank land grab hurts Israel in international arena
Finance minister says recent announcement of land appropriation wasn't brought to a cabinet vote: 'Was it so urgent to create another crisis with the U.S. and the world?'
Notes from an interrogation: How the Shin Bet gets the lowdown on terror
Hundreds of documents from the investigation of Hamas operative Riad Nasser offers a glimpse into the security service's methods.
Ministers Livni, Ya'alon get in shouting match over peace talks
Argument took place at cabinet meeting last week; Kerry decided against coming to Israel after realizing neither Netanyahu nor Abbas are interested in talks.
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.
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 Center for Human Rights
“My faith sees me through!”
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
When the school day ends with tear gas
9/2/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, Hebron, Occupied Palestine - ISM watched over two different checkpoints in al-Khalil (Hebron) on the 31st of August, Qeitun (209) and Salaymeh (29), both separating the H1 and H2 zone in this occupied city (H1 is supposedly under full Palestinian Authority...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 109230 03-sep-2014 02:59 ECT] Syria News - August 16, 2014
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014- With the end of Saturday, Coordination Committees in Syria have been able to document 39 martyrs, including 1 woman, 6 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 17 martyrs in Aleppo, 5 martyrs in in Damascus and its...
[Uruknet 109229 03-sep-2014 02:15 ECT] U.S. Still Killing Afghans Like We Were Insects
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Amnesty International released a candid and honest report on the Obama s administration led Pentagon that covered up war crimes in Afghanistan. This human rights watchdog says the US military systematically ignored evidence of torture and...
[Uruknet 109228 03-sep-2014 02:10 ECT] Syria welcomes UNSC resolution condemning ISIL
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja afari late Friday welcomed the UN Security Council resolution 2170, which condemned ISIL and Al Nusrah Front (ANF) for their terrorist acts in Iraq and Syria... He expressed satisfaction that western countries...
[Uruknet 109227 03-sep-2014 01:54 ECT] VIDEO: Hezbollah militias torture, execute Sunni civilians in Iraq
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Various social networking sites published the graphic video below which shows Hezbollah militia torturing and executing Sunni Iraqi civilians in the areas of Jurf al Sakhr on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.The video was recovered...
[Uruknet 109226 03-sep-2014 00:34 ECT] I don t want condemnations, I want my friend back
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Wait! The UN is calling for a conference. Hello? Hello. "How are you, my friend?" I asked. "I m alright. How about you?" Khaled replied. "Good, we ve evacuated our house, you know how dangerous the...
[Uruknet 109225 03-sep-2014 00:21 ECT] I Hate The War
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - First thing on Iraq was Danny Schechter. A sad little piece that only demonstrated (a) how tight the circle jerk remains and (b) how sad Danny s become. I m going to stand with the Arab...
[Uruknet 109224 03-sep-2014 00:04 ECT] UK ambassador lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Logs released under the Freedom of Information Act have reinforced claims that the UK lobbied to keep its role in the CIA s torture and interrogation programme out of what is expected to be a damning...
[Uruknet 109223 02-sep-2014 23:48 ECT] Itemizing Atrocity
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 -... Amid this, we are left with the difficulty to name both the spectacle and the quotidian violence blacks in the United States experience day after day, from the police and the racially deputized. What do we...
[Uruknet 109222 02-sep-2014 11:48 ECT] Court: Poland culpable for CIA secret prisons
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - On July 24, seven judges on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Poland in a landmark case, making it the first European Union country to be held accountable for its involvement in the...
[Uruknet 109221 02-sep-2014 11:37 ECT] When children pay the price
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014- Since the war on Gaza started, hardly a day goes by without news of children killed in an air raid, rocket shelling, or gunboat fire. The youngest so far was Mayada Mohamed Aslan, a six-week-old infant who...
[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. (...
Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'
BBC 3 Sep 2014 - An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
Corruption 'costs millions of lives'
BBC 2 Sep 2014 - About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
Israeli Prison Service Denies Palestinian Security Prisoners TV Access to National Geographic
Tikun Olam 2 Sep 2014 - A scene from the National Geographic show, “Breakout.” Some actions of the Israeli security state are profoundly disturbing and some are just plain stupid.  This is in the latter category.  The Prison Service has forbidden (Hebrew) Palestinian security prisoners from accessing the National Geographic cable channel. ...
Yemen president dismisses government
BBC 2 Sep 2014 - Yemen's president has dismissed his government and promised to review a fuel subsidy cuts in a bid to end a stand-off with Zaidi Shia rebels.
Gaza benefit at Yale was moved off-campus due to backlash against priest’s letter to NYT
Mondoweiss 2 Sep 2014 - Last week we hopped on the fine letter from Yale Episcopal chaplain Bruce Shipman to the New York Times that offered the plain statement that Israeli’s carnage in Gaza and its unending occupation are part of the reason that anti-Semitism is growing in Europe. The letter...
British pol is beaten by man in Israeli army t-shirt, and the chattering classes are silent
Mondoweiss 2 Sep 2014 - The outspoken British member of Parliament George Galloway was set upon in London on Friday afternoon by a supporter of Israel evidently enraged by Galloway’s sharp criticisms of the country.  On Russia Today, Anissa Naouai interviews him and wonders why his beating has not drawn more...
Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia
BBC 2 Sep 2014 - Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
‘Running:’ A haunting video on life in Gaza by Eslam Saqqa
Mondoweiss 2 Sep 2014 - A friend sent me this haunting video “This part of my life is called: Running!”, a compilation of clips from news media taken during this summer’s 51 days of slaughter and destruction in Gaza. While the video serves as a documentation, Palestinian filmmaker Eslam Saqqa’s artistic endeavor leaves the...
Ian McEwan says Israel was ‘disproportionately violent’ in Gaza and practices ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Jerusalem
Mondoweiss 2 Sep 2014 - The writer Ian McEwan was on the BBC NewsHour yesterday, and at minute 8 was asked about Gaza. You have spoken out about the Israeli Palestinian question, accepting the Jerusalem Prize in 2011 and saying you would, rather than boycott, engage. Have you had any effect? No. The...
Israel’s right wing Zionists, Palestine’s militant resistance are political winners after Gaza slaughter
Mondoweiss 2 Sep 2014 - The polling is in from both sides and it’s clear. This  Jerusalem Post report on Israeli polling  says that Naftali Bennett the champion of annexing West Bank lands is the most popular Israeli politician on the right: [A] Panels Politics poll taken Monday for the Knesset Channel…...
Golan UN captors 'issue demands'
BBC 2 Sep 2014 - The kidnappers of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji have given a list of demands for their release, the head of Fiji's military says.
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...
ISIS and al-Qaeda: Similarities and differences
Al-Akhbar Blogs 2 Sep 2014 - There is a fervent Saudi attempt to isolate the phenomenon of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to regard it as a phenomenon unrelated to elements in contemporary Arab political culture (or to American foreign policy legacy, for that matter). read more
On destroying the Lebanese public library of architecture
Al-Akhbar Blogs 2 Sep 2014 - Can something be said too many times? Tripoli is dying. Here you go. Contrary to popular belief, it is not already dead, but dying. Its people are still somehow circulating its decaying streets. Its downtown and old quarters are still trying to pump life into the...
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...
Media freedoms assaulted in ‘classist’ Horsh Beirut
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Beirut's Pine Forest urban park. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) Beirut's Pine Forest urban park. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) The Beirut Municipality is still unconvinced that Horsh Beirut, the Pine Forest urban park, is a public space. The issue is no longer about the municipality’s continued closure of the...
Saudi Arabia arrests 88 over "terror" suspicions
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Major General Mansour Turki told a news conference that 48 of those arrested were Saudis, and...
Yemen: The Houthis tighten their control over Sanaa
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Supporters of Shiite Zaidi rebels hold up a portrait of the movements leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi and a large version of their national flag during a demonstration demanding for the government to resign on August 29, 2014, in the capital Sanaa. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Huwais) Supporters of Shiite...
Yemeni president to dissolve government after mass protests
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Updated 4:46: President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is to replace Yemen's unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Houthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday that was quickly rejected by the opposition which felt it didn't go far enough. Faced with increased...
Syria’s war changes Damascus’ economic map
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Ayham al-Ahmed (R), a resident of Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, is helped by friends to push his piano in the middle of the street on June 26, 2014.(Photo: AFP-Rami al-Sayed) Ayham al-Ahmed (R), a resident of Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, is helped by friends...
Relatives of kidnapped Iraqi soldiers storm Parliament
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Iraqi fighters sit at the back of vehicles on September 1, 2014 as they drive near the Iraqi city of Udame in the Diyala province after Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadi-besieged Shiite town of Amerli. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad al-Rubaye) Iraqi fighters sit at...
The opening of Gaza’s border crossings: The devil is in the details
Al-Akhbar Politics 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...
Why did the Islamic State behead the Sunni soldier first?
Al-Akhbar Politics 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...
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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Manhattan's Ramaz School Clarifies Advice on Concealing Kippahs
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - When Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, the principal of Ramaz, an Orthodox day school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, first heard about last week’s attack in the neighborhood on a Jewish couple by a mob bearing Palestinian flags, he had an instinctual response. Click here for the rest...
Polish City Marks First Rabbinical Ordination Since World War II
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - In the city’s first rabbinic ordination since before World War II, four rabbis and three cantors were ordained at a ceremony in the White Stork synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland. Click here for the rest of the article...
Stan Goldberg, Superhero of Comic Book Illustration, Dies at 82
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - Comic-book artist Stan Goldberg, the color designer for Marvel Comics’ classic superheroes, has died. Click here for the rest of the article...
U.S. Slams Israeli Appropriation of West Bank Land
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - The United States on Tuesday took the unusual step of publicly criticizing Israel for plans to appropriate land in the occupied West Bank and calling for it to reverse the decision. Click here for the rest of the article...
ISIS Has Reportedly Beheaded Steven Sotloff
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria in August 2013. Click here for the rest of the article...
Nazi 'Euthanasia' Victims Commemorated With New Berlin Memorial
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - Some 300,000 people with physical or mental disabilities who were killed under Nazi Germany’s “euthanasia” program because their lives were deemed unworthy were commemorated on Tuesday with the opening of a memorial in Berlin. Click here for the rest of the article...
Sprawling Abu Khdeir Family Spreads Deep Roots in Jerusalem — and U.S.
The Forward New 2 Sep 2014 - The Abu Khdeirs have deep roots in East Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian family’s American ties that have the Department of State worrying they may be ‘singled out’ for arrest by Israel. 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...
Sudan: Govt Shuts Down Iranian Cultural, Expels Diplomat
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese authorities on Monday ordered the closure of the Iranian Cultural Center in the capital Khartoum and other states, Sudan Tribune has learned.
Egypt: Gaza Blockade - No Signs of Loosening
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [IRIN]Dubai -Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partially lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards.
Malawi: Israel Trip to Contribute Positively Towards Green Belt Initiative-APM
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [Malawi News Agency]Blantyre -President Prof Peter Mutharika has said he is optimistic the trip to Israel Vice President Saulosi Chilima will contribute positively to the country's Green Belt initiative.
South Africa: BDS Ramps Up Visibility in South Africa - Flashmob Targets Woolworths
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [SACSIS]The Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel has embarked on a more visible programme of activism in South Africa. On Saturday, August 30, more than 40 actions were staged throughout the country.
South Africa: Cosatu Challenges Jewish Board of Deputies' Cape Town Offices to Condemn Israeli Land Grabs
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [COSATU]COSATU challenges the Jewish Board of Deputies' representatives in Cape Town to condemn the land grabs that are taking place in Palestine by the Israeli state. These land grabs is equal to the land grabs of the Apartheid SA state and is condemned by all democrats...
Nigeria: 'Saudi Embassy Begins Processing Hajj Visas'
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [Daily Trust]The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday said the Saudi Embassy in Abuja has begun visa processing for intending pilgrims from Nigeria.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 man near Qalqiliya
9/2/2014 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and critically injured a Palestinian man at a checkpoint near Qalqiliya on Tuesday, Palestinian security officials and Israeli media reported. Palestinian security officials said Israeli forces opened fire at a vehicle carrying Palestinian workers at...
Israeli warships open fire at fishermen off Gaza coast
9/2/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said. Palestinian fishermen told Ma'...
Gaza blockade shows no signs of loosening
9/2/2014 - DUBAI (IRIN) -- Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partial lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards. NGOs are eager to increase aid to the Palestinian region...
Israel demolishes Palestinian structures in West Bank
9/2/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers demolished a dairy factory in Hebron and Bedouin homes east of Jerusalem early Tuesday, witnesses told Ma'an. Locals said Israeli troops escorted two bulldozers and two excavators to the al-Rama neighborhood in northern Hebron...
Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians in Jenin-area village
9/2/2014 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided homes in a village south of Jenin early Tuesday, arresting over a dozen Palestinians, security sources said. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that 10 military vehicles raided the village of Anzah and soldiers...
Israeli forces demolish house, water well in Hebron
9/2/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished a house and a water well in Hebron, locals said. Muhammad Nafith al-Herbawi, the owner of the land, said that Israeli forces demolished his house with all his belongings inside and also destroyed...
Israel finance minister warns land grab eroding support
9/2/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned Tuesday that Israel was eroding its international support after Washington joined a chorus of criticism of its biggest grab of Palestinian land since the 1980s. Lapid complained that the cabinet had not been consulted about...
Egypt official: No date set for renewed ceasefire talks
9/2/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Egypt is in contact with Palestinian and Israeli officials to determine a date for further ceasefire talks following a cessation to hostilities last week, an Egyptian diplomat said. Wael Atiyeh, Egypt's ambassador to Palestine, told Ma...
Israeli police deny Palestinian women entry to Aqsa
9/2/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police on Tuesday denied Palestinian women entry to the al-Aqsa compound for the third consecutive day, locals said. Palestinian worshipers told Ma'an that Israeli police officers prevented women from entering the holy site from 7...
Israeli forces close farmers market in Nablus area
9/2/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday closed a farmers market in Nablus, citing security concerns, locals said. The market's director, Imad Hilal, told Ma'an that farmers and their goods were prevented from entering the market in...
Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in Gaza offensive
9/2/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man early Tuesday succumbed to wounds sustained during Israel's offensive on Gaza, family members told Ma'an. Basim Ajjur, 55, died in a hospital in Jerusalem, bringing the death toll from the...
Clashes in Nablus as religious Jews visit tomb
9/2/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out overnight Monday between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers as hundreds of religious Jews visited a tomb in Nablus. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that 200 Jews visited Joseph's Tomb under an armed...
Israel releases MP, ex-minister from administrative detention
9/2/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities released a member of the Palestinian parliament and a former minister on Tuesday after holding them in administrative detention for three months, a Ma'an reporter said. Khalid Abu Arafa, the former Palestinian Authority Minister...
Fiji says UN negotiating demands with hostage takers
9/2/2014 - SUVA, Fiji (AFP) -- Fiji revealed for the first time Tuesday the demands being made by al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels who took more than 40 UN peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights last week. Fiji army chief Mosese Tikoitoga said the rebels wanted their...
US urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan
9/2/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Israel faced increasing pressure Monday, including from the United States, after saying it plans to expropriate 4,000 dunams (1,000 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank. Ally Washington, the United Nations...
Abbas to propose timetable for peace talks with Israel
9/2/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas is set to propose a timetable for peace negotiations with Israel during an upcoming meeting with Arab foreign ministers, a Palestinian official said Tuesday. Speaking to Jordan's al-Ghad newspaper, Palestinian supreme judge Mahmoud...
PLO to seek UN resolution for Israeli occupation end date
9/2/2014 - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- The Palestinian leadership intends to seek a UN Security Council resolution setting a three year deadline for ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, a PLO official said Tuesday. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the leadership of the...
PFLP organizes Gaza rally to support national unity
9/2/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine organized a rally in Gaza City on Tuesday to support national unity. Senior PFLP leader Kayid al-Ghoul spoke during the rally and said the "people's steadfastness" in...
Israel says Gaza war cost military $2.5 billion
9/2/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday that the direct cost of the 50-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip was more than $2. 5 billion."The expenditure on Operation Protective Edge -- military expenditure, the direct expenditure -- is...
18-year-old from Nablus reported missing
9/2/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- An 18-year-old from Balata refugee camp in Nablus has been reported missing for seven days, his family said. Karim Abd al-Hashash last spoke to his brother in August and told him via telephone that he planned to...
Amnesty accuses IS of 'systematic ethnic cleansing' in Iraq
9/2/2014 - AMERLI, Iraq (AFP) -- Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of "systematic ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq, as Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes fought back against the Wahhabi militants. The military gains came as...
Security official: Sinai blast kills 11 Egypt policemen
9/2/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Eleven Egyptian policemen were killed when a roadside bomb blast struck their armored vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security officials said. Islamist militants have claimed a string of attacks that have killed scores of policemen and soldiers...
  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...
UK, EU, and Nato - all in need of a 'new world order'?
2 Sep 2014 - Nation state boundaries less and less relevant All conflicts are connected Federalism not necessarily a dirty word More than 50 years ago, Henry Kissinger,...
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. 3, 2014
3 Sep 2014 A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington on Wednesday: US
2 Sep 2014 US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues, the State Department said Tuesday.
Israel says Gaza war cost military $2.5 bn
2 Sep 2014 Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday that the direct cost of the 50-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip was more than $2.5 billion (1.9 billion euros).
Syrians in Lebanon detained for possessing ISIS paraphernalia
2 Sep 2014 Two Syrian nationals were detained for possessing ISIS paraphernalia in Nabatieh, after confessing to transporting ISIS headbands and posters from a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon.
Syria holds pro-regime activists over criticism
2 Sep 2014 Five Syrian pro-government activists have been arrested for criticizing the intelligence services and Defense Ministry over the loss of key military bases and the deaths of soldiers.
Italian senator pledges to support Lebanon's anti-terrorism efforts
2 Sep 2014 The Italian Senate’s head of the Defense Commission Nicola Latorre pledges to support Lebanon in its struggle against terrorism, through empowering the Army and enhancing the role of UNIFL troops.
Israel alarmed over Islamist threats on its borders
2 Sep 2014 Israel's frontier with Syria has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts say.
  Ha'aretz National News
Israeli army sets up new unit to fight legal onslaught over Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Jerusalem Planning Committee nixes oil fracking program
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
State agrees to rehear testimony in Tair Rada murder case
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
As conflict hovers, Jerusalem's Arab-Jewish school says it’s not just a marginal trend
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Beit Shemesh Haredi school barred from using building run by secular school
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
For Israeli kids just over 7 km away from Gaza, school is a scary place
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Israeli Christian community, neither Arab nor Palestinian, are fighting to save identity
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Peres to meet on Thursday with Pope Francis at the Vatican
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Russia orders deportation of Israeli Chabad rabbi
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Police recommend indicting ex-IDF chief Ashkenazi, others over Harpaz affair
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
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
  Palestinian Information Center
Hamas asks Abbas to renounce negotiations with Israel
Hamas Movement has called on PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to abandon the negotiations process with Israeli occupation authorities and to focus on accelerating the implementation of national unity.
Palestinian youth killed by IOF gunfire near roadblock in WB
A Palestinian young man was killed and another injured in an Israeli occupation forces’ shooting at a car at a military roadblock near Qalqilia on Tuesday evening.
Pro-Israel stances plummet in the wake of the Gaza offensive
Chairman of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, Majed al-Zeer, among many other analysts, detected a significant shift in the overall European temperament regarding the Palestinian cause.
Hamas calls on Fatah to stop its unjustified media incitement
Hamas Movement has called on Fatah to halt its “unjustified†media incitement against it.
In violation of truce, Israeli gunboats open fire at fishing boats
Israeli navy boats opened fire on Tuesday morning at Palestinian fishing boats off Rafah shores, southern Gaza Strip, as Israeli ground forces targeted agricultural lands in Khan Younis.
Turkey gov't: No normalized relations with Israel before ending Gaza siege
The new Turkish government said it would not restore its relations with Israel to normal if it did not put an end to its violations against the Palestinians and its blockade on Gaza.
Haartez: Gaza siege merely foments violence
Haaretz Hebrew newspaper stated that lifting the siege on Gaza and opening all the border crossings would achieve a permanent ceasefire and a durable peace in Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu: Disarming Palestinian resistance is inapplicable
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said during a closed-door meeting with Israeli senior leaders that disarming Palestinian resistance is an inapplicable demand during the near or long-term future.
AI: Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank
The Israeli authorities’ outrageous plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Injuries, arrests reported as clashes erupt in WB
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued at dawn Tuesday raid and arrest campaigns throughout the West Bank.
Gaza blockade - no signs of loosening
DUBAI 02 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partially lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards.
Islamic State 'beheads second US journalist'
09/03/2014 - Group releases video of Steven Sotloff's purported death, days after mother addressed leader pleading for son's life.
Obama arrives in Estonia for Ukraine talks
09/03/2014 - US president's trip comes one day ahead of a NATO summit in Wales, where military alliance will discuss ongoing crisis.
US kills six in attack on al-Shabab leaders
09/02/2014 - US says group's commander, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was target of air attack near Barawe - but al-Shabab denies he was there.
Ebola crisis: 'world is losing the battle'
09/02/2014 - Doctors Without Borders charity calls for global response, warning that rich nations have ignored gravity of epidemic.
UN: More than a million Ukrainians displaced
09/02/2014 - UN agency says more than a million people have been uprooted by the conflict in Ukraine, including 260,000 internally.
Demands made over seized UN troops in Syria
09/02/2014 - Al-Qaeda-linked group holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage asks to be removed from UN terrorist list.
Hamas popularity 'surges after Gaza war'
09/02/2014 - Survey suggests rising support for Hamas, with leader Ismail Haniya preferred as president to incumbent Mahmoud Abbas.
Taking on Africa's armed groups
09/02/2014 - African leaders at a summit in Kenya say the continent must work together to combat the "scourge of terrorism".
  New York Times
ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After U.S. Strikes in Northern Iraq
2 Sep 2014 - The group released a video showing the beheading of a second American, blaming President Obama for the death and raising the pressure on him to order strikes on the group in Syria.
Israel Says Hamas Is Hurt Significantly
2 Sep 2014 - In a recap of the 50-day war in Gaza, Israel says that it killed several hundred militants, and that militant groups operating in Gaza still have as many as 3,000 rockets on hand.
Yemeni President Dismisses Government After Weeks of Unrest
2 Sep 2014 - Yemen’s president proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government officials said, in moves aimed at quelling weeks of unrest.
Palestinian Leaders Seek Actions in Security Council and Court
2 Sep 2014 - A senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas said he would seek a Security Council resolution to compel Israel to withdraw.
World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: 88 Held on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties
2 Sep 2014 - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
World Briefing: Syria: Militants Set Demands for Release of Fijians
2 Sep 2014 - Fiji’s military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers who have been held captive since late last week.
Waging Desperate Campaign, Iraqi Town Held Off Militants
2 Sep 2014 - The siege of Amerli, a northern Shiite Turkmen community, is thought to be the first instance in which a town has kept ISIS at bay since the group began its march through Iraq.
Tehran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing
2 Sep 2014 - In a victory for President Hassan Rouhani over hard-liners, Iranians can now do what people elsewhere have long done without thinking — easily send and receive photos and videos on their phones.
Trying to Rebuild a Kurdish Defense Force
2 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.
Letter From the Middle East: Gaza Crossing Reflects Israel-Hamas Unreality
2 Sep 2014 - The Erez crossing is one of the focal points of the cease-fire that finally halted the hostilities last week between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Op-Ed Contributors: ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline
2 Sep 2014 - Amid the mayhem of war, the trade in looted antiquities is thriving, and ISIS is careful to take its cut.
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.
  Jerusalem Post
Israel to receive fourth Dolphin-class submarine from Germany within days
3 Sep 2014 - "As we speak, [the submarine] has left port in Germany and is on its way to Israel," said the Navy commander, Vice Admiral Ram Rothberg.
Playing politics
2 Sep 2014 - It is safe to assume that Netanyahu understands that declaring 400 hectares in Gush Etzion as state land is not exactly going to win Israel any points abroad.
Israel insists it will not deal with Hamas-backed PA government
2 Sep 2014 - Abbas to present new diplomatic initiative to Arab League next week, which envisages full Israeli withdrawal to pre-1967 lines.
East Jerusalem portfolio head: Municipality’s handling of civil unrest has been inadequate
2 Sep 2014 - "I don’t remember a time since the last intifada that there’s been so much tension," says Meretz city councilman Meir Margalit.
PLO’s Ashrawi tells UN it will take Israel to ICC within 3 years
2 Sep 2014 - "The world has yet to come to grips with the immensity of the crime" in Gaza, executive committee member says.
Ministry orders closure of Beit Shemesh haredi school
2 Sep 2014 - Barriers must not be built between Jews, MK Lipman says of 2.5-meter-high gender-separation wall.
Opposition: PM avoiding real investigation of Gaza war
2 Sep 2014 - Security adviser says Hamas was dealt hardest blow ever during Gaza operation.
EU extends deadline on settler fish and dairy products ban
2 Sep 2014 - New deadline for ban, which was to have gone into effect on September 1, has yet to be determined but is expected to be set soon.
Congressmen belie perception of trouble in Washington-Jerusalem ties
2 Sep 2014 - Representatives Ed Royce and Eliot Engel meet Foreign Minister Liberman, Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Islamic State claims murder of Jewish-American journalist in latest beheading video
2 Sep 2014 - Released video shows beheading of Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff, writer for ‘The Jerusalem Report.'
Jabhat Al-Nusra 'unlikely to target Israel soon,' senior army officer says
2 Sep 2014 - Islamic State is not present in Quneitra, and isn't deployed within 50 kilometers of the Israeli border.
Thessaloniki mayor sworn in wearing yellow ‘Jude’ star
2 Sep 2014 - Yiannis Boutaris’s gesture made as protest of city councilors from neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.
On Judaism in Spain
2 Sep 2014 - My uncle asked me if I had noticed anti-Jewish sentiments in Madrid; I’m aware that political correctness isn’t a priority in Spain..
Blue-and-white films for just NIS 10 – celebrate Israeli Cinema Day
2 Sep 2014 - Not only are many recent Israeli films receiving positive buzz at home, many are traveling the world and being shown at the most prestigious festivals.
Old is the new black
2 Sep 2014 - Miri Davidovitz’s photojournalistic exhibit ‘Rock in Black’ depicts nightlife and subculture in the Tel Aviv ’80s club scene.
Over 25 Israel Railway employees arrested on corruption charges
2 Sep 2014 - Police: Undercover investigation concludes members of railway’s Sanitation Division stole ‘tens of millions’ of shekels through bribery, money laundering, false billing and tax evasion.
US officially calls on Israel to reverse land appropriation
2 Sep 2014 - EU releases statement slamming Israel for choosing "this delicate moment" to make announcement, says it won't recognize "any changes to pre-1967 borders."
Ukrainian rebels shoot Jewish man
2 Sep 2014 - Eastern Ukrainian leaders say any danger to local community comes from presence in a conflict zone and not from any specific animus against Jews by either side.
IDF fires on Palestinian driver attempting to run down soldiers at checkpoint
2 Sep 2014 - Security personnel open fire at vehicle at the Eyal checkpoint near Kalkilya after driver refuses to stop; two Palestinian and Israeli sustain light injuries.
1,800 international high school students kick off new school year in Israel
2 Sep 2014 - Students arrived as part of Education Ministry’s efforts to operate, finance education programs bringing Jewish teens from around the world to study in Israel.
Jerusalem Post News: September 2, 2014
2 Sep 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Startup Nation’s dark side
2 Sep 2014 - Israel may top the tables in innovation, but the benefits need to be more widely diffused.
Abbas plan calls for Israeli pullout from West Bank within three years
2 Sep 2014 - Details of the Palestinian leader's peace plan was revealed on Tuesday by the former religious endowments minister, Mahmoud al-Habash.
Following alert of terrorist infiltration from West Bank, police arrest suspect
2 Sep 2014 - After security forces conducted sweeps of Kfar Yona region near Netanya, suspect arrested in his car in Taibe.
  YNet News
Egypt urges unity against jihadist 'barbarism'
3 Sep 2014 - ....
French president condemns 'barbaric' beheading of US journalist
3 Sep 2014 - ....
Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression
3 Sep 2014 - ....
Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Israel's land expropriation in West Bank
3 Sep 2014 - ....
Obama sending 350 more troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad
3 Sep 2014 - ....
Study sheds light on the Jews of the Titanic
2 Sep 2014 - Hundreds of Jewish passengers, fleeing years of pogroms, boarded the famous ship on their way to start a new life in America. Most were poor and had no chance of surviving the disaster. A soon-to-be-published book offers fascinating details on the Jewish life they led onboard the ship before it sank. ....
Giving up before reaching the starting line
2 Sep 2014 - Op-ed: Yesh Atid ministers have oddly surrendered their respective budgets with enthusiasm instead of doing their jobs and asking Yair Lapid: Where were you during Operation Protective Edge? ....
It's raining babies: Baby boom following December's stormy weather
2 Sep 2014 - Last year's stormy weather was apparantly a blessing in disguise for many Israeli couples; 'There were a few days in December that we couldn't leave the house because of the storm, so it was a great opportunity to work on making a baby,' says new mother Oxana Belayev. ....
Iran: We foiled plots against our nuclear program
2 Sep 2014 - Nuclear official tells AP that attempts at sabatoge and recruiting Iran's nuclear experts were foiled; Zarean: 'We are not joking with anyone.' ....
Ya'alon: It's 'expensive' to fight terror, Gaza op cost $9b.
2 Sep 2014 - At cost of $100,000 per interceptor, defense minister says Iron Dome is expensive, but prevented greater economic losses. ....
Hamas accused of abusing Fatah members during Gaza war
2 Sep 2014 - Fatah government employee living in Gaza says Hamas men harassed, beaten and at some cases killed Fatah members; some of those executed as 'collaborators' said to be Fatah supporters. ....
How Iran policy changed to confront threat from ISIS
2 Sep 2014 - Analysis: Iran has surprisingly ignored US airstrikes in Iraq and supported the replacement of Iraq's prime minister, they long-time ally; relations begin to thaw with Saudia Arabia. ....
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. ....
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. ....
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. ....

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