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Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest In Bil'in
4 Sep 2015 - On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements, in Bil'in village, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing several injuries. ...
Video: "Army Attacks Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Nabi Saleh"
4 Sep 2015 - Israeli soldiers used excessive force against nonviolent protesters at the weekly protest against the Wall and settlements, in Nabi Saleh village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many, and detaining five, including the lead news anchor of Palestine TV. ...
Muslims Barred from Ibrahimi Mosque for Six Days
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Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Child in Gaza
4 Sep 2015 - Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian child near the shores of the Beit Lahiya village in the northern Gaza Strip, medics said. ...
Israel Passes "Counterterrorism" Bill in 1st Reading
4 Sep 2015 - The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed a controversial counterterrorism bill in its first reading, on Thursday, when 45 members voted in favor of the bill, while 14 voted against. ...
UN to Back Raising of Palestinian Flag
4 Sep 2015 - Israel asks UN to rebuff flag initiative A draft resolution on raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations will likely be adopted next week in time for president Mahmoud Abbas' visit to New York, the Palestinian envoy said on Thursday. ...
Palestinian Rafah: 2 Children Injured by Random Egyptian Gunfire
4 Sep 2015 - Two Palestinian children from Rafah, in southern Gaza, were injured Monday night by random gunfire on civilian houses by the Egyptian army. ...
Young Man Wounded, Four Kidnapped, By Israeli Soldiers In Qalandia
4 Sep 2015 - Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was shot and injured, , on Friday at dawn, and four others have been kidnapped, after dozens of soldiers invaded the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. ...
PCHR Weekly Report: 14 civilians wounded; 69 children made homeless by Israeli forces
4 Sep 2015 - In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 27 Aug. - 02 Sep. 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces wounded 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, while abducting 55. ...
Detainee Moved Into Intensive Care Following Serious Deterioration
3 Sep 2015 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee was moved, on Thursday evening, to the Intensive Care Unit in an Israeli hospital following a serious deterioration in his health condition. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Arab states, Mideast Quartet to meet as part of EU bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks
Representatives from Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the head of the Arab League will join the Middle East Quartet for talks in September.
Americans attacked in West Bank tried to call police but were repeatedly disconnected
A local Palestinian's attempt to alert the authorities on the tourists' behalf failed; civilian rescue crew arrived before Israeli security forces.
Leading Jewish senator Ben Cardin says he will oppose Iran deal
The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would offer legislation to reimpose sanctions should Iran break its part of the deal.
2 Israeli forces, Palestinian protester lightly wounded in West Bank protest
Weekly protest in Nabi Saleh made headlines last week when a soldier trying to arrest a Palestinian minor was stopped by the boy's family members.
After Bibi's double failure, now comes the self-justification
The disparity between the prime minister's words and deeds became apparent once again this week, in his failures with regard to the Iran deal and the natural gas accord.
Court releases Palestinian arrested during IDF raid in Jenin
House demolished in what Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said was 'a planned operation to capture a terror operative.'
Two U.S. tourists wounded in West Bank firebomb attack
Five Americans were attacked after mistakenly entering a village near Hebron on their way to the Cave of the Patriarchs. They were rescued by a local.
Israel reportedly refuels Jordanian jets during combat exercise
U.S., Israeli, Singaporean and Jordainian air forces participate in joint Red Flag drill against imaginary enemy at a base in Nevada.
Netanyahu: Most Americans side with Israel on Iran
'An overwhelming majority of the American public sees eye-to-eye with Israel on the danger Iran poses,' PM says after Obama successfully secures Iran deal votes.
Sweeping anti-terror bill passes first reading in Knesset
The controversial proposal would repeal archaic pre-state laws, but adds what critics call ‘totalitarian’ provisions in their wake.
The Palestinian family that fought a soldier to save their son
When Mohammad’s mother, sister and aunt saw an Israeli soldier choking the 12-year-old boy, they grabbed him on all sides. Then the child’s father alerted an officer to come rescue the soldier.
Netanyahu understands nothing about U.S. in 2015
In his headlong crash into the wall vis-à-vis the Iran deal, Netanyahu took with him many innocent victims; one might have hoped that this would cause him to reevaluate his policies, but this is not likely to happen.
IDF's mixed-sex combat battalion lures new immigrants, challenge-seekers
IDF’s Caracal Battalion attracts women who say they want their army service to be ‘meaningful and challenging.’
Israel strikes Hamas base after live rounds fired on kibbutz near Gaza border
No casualties reported in gunfire that hit Kibbutz Nativ Ha'Asara; three houses damaged by bullets.
Israeli officials: Most Americans agree with Netanyahu about Iran deal
Netanyahu unlikely to recede from U.S. campaign against the agreement, despite Obama's success in garnering enough Senate support to ensure passage of deal.
Israel Navy preparing to combat terror against gas drilling rigs
A recent exercise by naval commandos practiced reestablishing control over a rig that had been taken over by armed militants.
Israeli government erases $76m in debts owed by settlements
State writes off the majority of debts owed by dozens of Jewish settlements, but released figures this week only after Haaretz filed suit to obtain the information.
Nuclear fight has weakened AIPAC, says former U.S. senator
Claim that Iran's nuclear program has military objectives fabricated by Netanyahu, says former Democratic senator Mike Gravel.
Netanyahu: IDF must show zero tolerance for stone-throwing and terror
Meeting on security situation in Jerusalem and Highway 443, prime minister decides to beef up forces in the capital and consider installing cameras on the highway.
IDF soldier suspended after beating Palestinian detainee
Palestinian from Al-Arroub refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, required medical attention after being beaten by IDF soldier from Kfir battalion.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
In the Context of Forced Displacement Policy in Area "C", Israeli Forces Demolish Residential Community Northeast of Eas...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Riyadh 'satisfied' with US assurances on Iran deal
09/05/2015 - Saudi FM says leaders of two countries had agreed on ways to counter Iran's "negative activities" in the region.
  Daily Star
 
Saudi king welcomes Iran nuclear deal at Obama meet
4 Sep 2015 Saudi Arabia is satisfied with U.S. President Barack Obama’s assurances about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, the country’s foreign minister said Friday.
Pentagon: Iran deal bolsters U.S. options
4 Sep 2015 U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter offered assurances Friday that the Iran nuclear deal will leave Washington with a more effective military option if that becomes necessary.
STL verdict for journalists’ case due Sept. 18
4 Sep 2015 Contempt Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Nicola Lettieri scheduled for Sept. 18 the judgment in the controversial case against Al-Jadeed s.a.l. and journalist Karma al-Khayat.
  YNet News
 
Druze leader killed in car bomb in southern Syria
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Saudi Arabia welcomes Iran nuclear deal after Obama meeting
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Preventing another Gaza war through 'Palestinian relief'
4 Sep 2015 - Analysis: Netanyahu and Ya'alon don't want to negotiate with Hamas, but are working through backdoor channels to prevent the next conflict with a push to rebuild Gaza, including a port, solar farms, and joint industrial zones. And there's even a Qatari envoy waiting around with a billion dollars in his pocket. ....
UN, EU in fresh push for Israel-Palestinian peace talks
4 Sep 2015 - Arab League to join Quartet representatives for meeting at the UN for new talks on how to bring Israel and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. ....
UN chief to host meeting on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Key lawmaker opposes Iran nuclear deal in blow to Obama
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Akunis gives up Broadcasting Authority duties
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Tourists attacked in Hebron: 'Police left us on hold'
4 Sep 2015 - Police allegedly didn't believe an emergency call from 5 US yeshiva students who accidentally wandered into Hebron and were attacked by Palestinians. ....
Palestinian saves 5 American tourists from attack in Hebron
4 Sep 2015 - Two yeshiva students wounded after accidentally entering Palestinian city; local Palestinian shelters the five in his home: 'We are human first and foremost.' ....
A tsunami warning for Europe
4 Sep 2015 - Op-ed: The refugee crisis in Europe is, strangely, giving new life to old borders. Not long ago, Europeans condemned Israel for building fences; now they are learning from us. In Israel, people complained that there was no policy; this week, Hungary changed its policy on a daily basis. ....
The future American Jew: Orthodox, fruitful and Republican
4 Sep 2015 - Following its 2013 survey, Pew researchers expect Orthodox Jews will shape American Jewry politically and culturally, and will change the familiar Jewish-American profile known today, noted for its liberal bent. ....
Its time for a Red Flag
3 Sep 2015 - Op-ed: The new counter-terrorism laws are far too broad, leaving a wide opening for false accusations of terrorism, and preventing adequate legal defenses. ....
Welcome to Anatevka
3 Sep 2015 - Ukrianian Jewish community brings fictional village to life to house Jewish refugees from conflict zone with pro-Russian rebels. ....
A new wind blowing out of Washington
3 Sep 2015 - Op-ed: Obama chose Roosevelt's foreign policy - 'speak softly and carry a big stick' - unlike his predecessor Bush, who chose to strike with the big stick, and then wondered why there was no one left to talk to. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 5 Sep 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 5 Sep 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 5 Sep 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 5 Sep 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 5 Sep 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Obama reassures Saudis on Iran deal
BBC 4 Sep 2015 - Saudi Arabia says it is happy with President Obama's assurances that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will not imperil the Gulf states.
KSA seeks to resolve Mideast crises
Arab News 4 Sep 2015 - Sat, 2015-09-05 03:40 JEDDAH: The meeting between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and President Barak Obama on Friday was aimed at finding solutions to the conflicts troubling the Middle East. ...
Iran won’t have nukes, US assures KSA
Arab News 4 Sep 2015 - Sat, 2015-09-05 03:41 WASHINGTON: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who is on a historic visit to the US, met American President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Friday, with talks focusing...
Update: UK petition calling for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes reaches 100,000 signatures
Mondoweiss 4 Sep 2015 - Update: WE DID IT! #UKSAYSNO2BIBI ! 100k SIGNED! THANK YOU! #UK ! @Netanyahu #WarCriminal WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE! pic.twitter.com/UtJw6aA4yA — Rυтнαηαѕια ♯ƁƊS (@Ruthanasia) September 5, 2015 Update: 6:39:36 am GMT+1: Screenshot: UK petition supporting Netanyahu’s arrest for war crimes when he arrives in London. 6:39:36 am GMT+1...
Nothing to be done about the near-kidnapping of a Palestinian child
+972 Magazine 4 Sep 2015 - When Israeli civilians try to kidnap a Palestinian child, the police do their best not to investigate. By Yesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz Illustrative photo of Israeli policemen. (photo: Oren Ziv / Activestills) The date: December 19, 2014. The place: the AM/PM convenience store outside the...
It starts early: Netanyahu warns first graders Hamas is trying to kill them
Mondoweiss 4 Sep 2015 - Some behaviors are so bizarre that they require no commentary except by qualified psychiatrists. I shall therefore not comment on a speech Benjamin Netanyahu gave on September 1st, the first day of the Israeli school year, to a classroom of first-graders in Ashkelon. I shall simply...
Israeli PM to push gas agreement through Knesset
Globes Main News 4 Sep 2015 - Benjamin Netanyahu fears that Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu may withdraw support for the agreement.
Does Israel's economy minister know the election is over?
Al-Monitor 4 Sep 2015 - Israeli Economy Minister Aryeh Deri seems more busy creating provocations and headlines than making ministerial decisions on crucial issues such as the 2016 state budget or the natural gas outline.
Debacle for the Israel lobby: Booker jilts Boteach, and Netanyahu sinks AIPAC
Mondoweiss 3 Sep 2015 - The cascade of Democratic senators supporting the president on the Iran Deal continued today, with Heidi Heitkamp of N. Dakota, Mark Warner of VA, and Cory Booker of New Jersey. Seven senators remain undecided, per the Forward . Booker is the big prize of course. He is...
BDS is here to stay: Message to a CT synagogue
Mondoweiss 3 Sep 2015 - Editor’s note: A few days ago Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg and Andy Schatz published  an essay in the Forward revealing that they had held a groundbreaking forum on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) at their Reform Connecticut synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek. The August 2 event...
VAT, Companies Tax to fall
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon: We will return surplus tax receipts to Israel's citizens.
Bank of Israel slams tax cuts
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - The Bank of Israel says surplus tax receipts should be used to reduce public debt, not to stimulate private consumption.
Netanyahu is the Iran deal’s victor, he’ll just never admit it
+972 Magazine 3 Sep 2015 - For 20 years the Israeli prime minister has been demanding the U.S. and the world put a stop to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and that’s exactly what Obama delivered. And no, there won’t be any consequences for the public fight with the American president. Israeli Prime Minister...
Noble Energy warns Israel on gas roadmap
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - The US partner in Leviathan and Tamar says it will act to protect its assets – a dramatic threat ahead of the Knesset’s vital vote.
JNF to transfer NIS 1.2b to Israel state coffers
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - The covenant between the Jewish National Fund and the state has been extended for two years.
A year after ‘Black Friday’ in Rafah, Gaza still demands accountability
Mondoweiss 3 Sep 2015 - Ibrahim Gneim, 30, did not find it difficult to recall the brutal Israeli massacre committed on Rafah where he lives with his family in Gaza. “We started to feel the bombardment echo from the East as it started to approach. This was shocking to us as...
The quieter, more dangerous boycott
+972 Magazine 3 Sep 2015 - Three recent divestment cases indicate that even when there are no flashy headlines, maybe especially so, boycott and divestment efforts can have a major impact where it hurts. JVP Boston activists protest the Veolia transportation company for operating bus lines serving settlements in the West Bank....
Iran deal: Why did Bibi pick a futile fight in Washington?
+972 Magazine 3 Sep 2015 - If the prime minister knew all along that he wasn’t going to win the battle in Congress, why would he throw AIPAC and American Jewry into such a divisive fight? President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office Monday, May...
Khamenei says sanctions must be removed, not suspended
Al-Monitor 3 Sep 2015 - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke in detail about the need for sanctions to be removed, rather than suspended, in regard to the comprehensive nuclear deal.
Small quakes shake loose big fears in Tehran
Al-Monitor 3 Sep 2015 - A recent series of small quakes near Tehran revives fears of the consequences of a major tremor striking the Iranian capital.
Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon becomes battlefield for Fatah-Islamist conflict
Al-Monitor 3 Sep 2015 - The precarious security situation in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon has been reignited by recent clashes between the Fatah movement and Islamist militants inside the camp.
Shopping in Gaza's flea market
Al-Monitor 3 Sep 2015 - Gaza’s markets offering secondhand goods are frequented by the poor and rich who are searching for high-quality goods at reduced prices.
  Misc2
 
Palestinian teen who cried before Merkel gets residency permit
Middle East Eye 4 Sep 2015 - Language Undefined The Rostock City Hall said that Reem and her family 'had today received for the first time residency permits for humanitarian reasons'
UN chief invites Arab countries to Israeli-Palestinian talks
Middle East Eye 4 Sep 2015 - Language Undefined Peace talks stalled after a failed US diplomatic effort in April last year, and a war in the Gaza Strip last summer left 2,200 Palestinians dead
UN set to back raising Palestine flag
Middle East Eye 3 Sep 2015 - Language Undefined The draft resolution would allow the flags of Palestine and of the Holy See to be hoisted alongside those of the 193 member states
Palestinians attack US tourists mistaken as settlers
Middle East Eye 3 Sep 2015 - Language Undefined The tourists were students at a Jewish seminary in Brooklyn and were given refuge by a Palestinian man who sheltered them in his home
'New era' in Iran science with end of sanctions: Report
Middle East Eye 3 Sep 2015 - Language Undefined US-led sanctions have forced Iranian scientists to work creatively and innovate, Iran's science minister says
Iran objects to Kuwait linking it to 'terror cell'
Middle East Eye 3 Sep 2015 - Language Undefined Iran has called for Kuwaiti authorities to name an Iranian arrested and charged for espionage and planning acts of terrorism
Montreal's 'Jewish Schindler' Rejects Accusations That He Is Doing More Harm Than Good
The Forward New 4 Sep 2015 - A Canadian businessman claims to have rescued 128 Yazidi women and girls from Islamic State. But critics say that by buying them back, Steve Maman may be inadvertently bankrolling terrorism.
My Quixotic Hunt for Bernie Sanders' Kibbutz
The Forward New 3 Sep 2015 - Bernie Sanders’ stint at a kibbutz is mentioned in almost every profile of the rising Democratic presidential candidate. Naomi Zeveloff set out to discover which Israeli community he worked on † and now she needs your help.
Was Battle Against Iran Deal a Noble Crusade †or Epic Flop?
The Forward New 2 Sep 2015 - The Iran deal is done but the finger-pointing is just starting. Nathan Guttman reports that some say the massive lobbying campaign against the agreement was worth every penny †while others brand it a divisive disaster.
Nigeria: 'Israel Ready to Support Buhari's Course to End Boko Haram'
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2015 - [Daily Trust] Speaker of Israel's parliament Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein has said that the renewed fight against the Boko Haram members by the Muhammadu Buhari's administration will get the support of his country.
Algeria: Algeria, Iran for Stepping Up Bilateral Strategic Cooperation
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2015 - [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Jawad Zarif said Wednesday in Algiers that Algeria and Iran had agreed to boost bilateral strategic cooperation and to meet for preparation of the Algerian-Iranian high joint committee meeting.
Algeria: Sellal Receives Iranian FM
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2015 - [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received Tuesday in Algiers Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a working visit to Algeria, said Prime Minister Office in a statement.
Beit Jala Protest Against the Apartheid Wall
Palestine Solidarity Project 4 Sep 2015 - For the second week running Beit Jala marched in protest at the building of Israel’s annexation wall through Palestinian land. Israeli soldiers responded with powerful tear gas and stun grenades. The Israeli military was waiting as the 200-strong group of men, women and children gathered in...
Israeli PM to push gas agreement through Knesset
Globes Main News 4 Sep 2015 - Benjamin Netanyahu fears that Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu may withdraw support for the agreement.
VAT, Companies Tax to fall
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon: We will return surplus tax receipts to Israel's citizens.
Bank of Israel slams tax cuts
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - The Bank of Israel says surplus tax receipts should be used to reduce public debt, not to stimulate private consumption.
Noble Energy warns Israel on gas roadmap
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - The US partner in Leviathan and Tamar says it will act to protect its assets – a dramatic threat ahead of the Knesset’s vital vote.
JNF to transfer NIS 1.2b to Israel state coffers
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - The covenant between the Jewish National Fund and the state has been extended for two years.
Knesset to vote on gas agreement Monday
Globes Main News 3 Sep 2015 - Benjamin Netanyahu may also ask the Knesset to transfer to the cabinet Aryeh Deri's authority to bypass the regulator.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 5 Sep 2015 - 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 5 Sep 2015 - 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 5 Sep 2015 - 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 5 Sep 2015 - 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 5 Sep 2015 - 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 5 Sep 2015 - 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...
Gaza is already unlivable
US Campaign to End the Occupation 4 Sep 2015 - Executive Director Yousef Munayyer writes in Al Jazeera America that the inhabitable nature of the Gaza Strip has already arrived.
  Ma'an News
 
Palestinian youth shot in the leg during Qalandiya camp raid
9/4/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian youth was injured and four others detained during a raid by Israeli forces in the Qalandiya refugee camp early Friday, locals and medics said. Israeli forces raided the refugee camp after claiming that shots were fired...
Palestinians clean East Jerusalem cemetery facing confiscation
9/4/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians in Jerusalem gathered to clean the Bab al-Rahma cemetery on Friday, in response to plans announced by Israeli authorities to seize parts of the cemetery for a national park trail, local sources told Ma'...
Israeli forces detain 7, including 5-year-old, in al-Eizariya village
9/4/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian woman, her five-year-old child, and five young men after raiding the village of al-Eizariya and erecting checkpoints in the area on Thursday, locals said. The mother and five-year-old child were detained after their...
300 Gazans pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque
9/4/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip headed to Jerusalem via the Erez crossing early Friday to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Some 300 worshipers over the age of 55 from districts  across  the Gaza Strip entered...
8 Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strikes
9/4/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Eight Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continued their hunger strikes on Friday in protest of their administrative detention, a report by the PA's Committee for Prisoners' Affairs said. The report said that Ghassan Zawahra, who...
Report: Shots fired at settler car northwest of Ramallah
9/4/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Shots were fired at an Israeli settler car northwest of Ramallah on Friday, according to Israeli media, with no injuries reported. The incident occurred near the illegal settlement of Nahliel, with Israeli forces arriving at the scene to...
UN set to back raising Palestinian flag
9/4/2015 - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- A draft resolution on raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations will likely be adopted next week in time for president Mahmoud Abbas' visit to New York, the Palestinian envoy said Thursday. The UN General Assembly will...
Gaza committee demands international intervention in blockade
9/4/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A governmental body in Gaza responsible for monitoring the Israeli blockade on the Strip demanded international intervention on Friday following a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which said the territory could...
Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinians at Nablus checkpoint
9/4/2015 - BETHELHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli border guards on Friday afternoon detained two Palestinians at Tappuah junction south of Nablus after allegedly finding a machine gun in their vehicle, an Israeli police spokesperson said. Israeli police spokesperson Luba Samari said Israeli border guards...
Activists call for nationwide protests in Lebanon
9/4/2015 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- The civil campaign that has organised protests against Lebanese politicians in Beirut called on Friday for a nationwide mobilisation against a government they say is too corrupt to function."The people's outrage at this corrupt system continues. . . The...
  The Guardian
 
Donald Trump questioned on foreign policy by Hugh Hewitt - audio
4 Sep 2015 - Donald Trump says knowing the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah doesn’t matter at the moment, adding he will know ‘when it’s appropriate’. Trump made...
Part of me hates ‘gotcha’ questions – even when the person being got is Donald Trump | Marina Hyde
4 Sep 2015 - It turns out the would-be leader of the free world doesn’t know his Hamas from his Hezbollah. But how many of us can honestly...
Cardiff removes Israeli football exhibition after protests
4 Sep 2015 - Council accused of censorship after pulling photo display from library ahead of pro-Palestinian protests at Wales-Israel match A council has been criticised for withdrawing...
Palestine mountain gazelle now endangered, say scientists
3 Sep 2015 - Zoologists report that just 2,000 identified individuals of the species remain after a dramatic decline in the past 15 years Zoologists are recommending that...
The best hope for change on the West Bank? Keep those cameras rolling | Ori Nir
3 Sep 2015 - The viral video of an Israeli soldier trying to arrest a 12-year-old with his arm in a cast is an example of how technology...
Sodastream's CEO: 'It's politics. It's hate' – video
3 Sep 2015 - Daniel Birnbaum, the CEO of SodaStream, the company shutting a controversial West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accuses his critics...
Cardiff removes Israel football exhibition after protests
4 Sep 2015 - City council accused of censorship after pulling photograph collection ahead of pro-Palestinian protests at Wales-Israel match A council has been criticised for withdrawing a...
Does Obama's Iran deal victory mark a turning point in US-Israeli relations?
3 Sep 2015 - Iran deal victory proves a setback for Aipac lobbying group as American Jewish community remains divided in public debate The moment America finally made...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Study: Students in Israel cheat more as they get older
Ha'aretz - 5 Sep 2015
Netanyahu looks to cancel law restricting public broadcasters’ free speech
Ha'aretz - 4 Sep 2015
Female African asylum seekers use crochet skills to hook a future in Israel
Ha'aretz - 4 Sep 2015
Israel's nature authority calls for harsher penalties for gazelle hunters
Ha'aretz - 4 Sep 2015
Prime minister’s aide to be questioned over irregularities at Netanyahu residences
Ha'aretz - 4 Sep 2015
Watershed Israeli mafia investigation nets two more murder suspects
Ha'aretz - 4 Sep 2015
Israeli contractors suspected of hiding ancient Roman sarcophagus
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
Israeli government tax payments to cities, towns help widen income gaps
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
Rivlin meets with Pope Francis, talks church-run schools and peace
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
Public broadcasting gag law passed in Knesset in dark of night
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
Culture Ministry reiterates: No funding for institutes supporting boycott, Nakba
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
Defense Minister Ya’alon: MK Oren Hazan disgraces Likud
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
New hiking trail on Mt. Hermon set to open, with help from soldiers
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
Israel's Christian schools still on strike over budget
Ha'aretz - 3 Sep 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Bishop Hanna: We will never give in to Israeli apartheid policy
4 Sep 2015 - Bishop Atallah Hanna, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, said that the Palestinian people are seeking to lead decent lives in their country.
MADA: 50 media freedoms violations in Palestine in August
4 Sep 2015 - MADA said in its monthly report issued Friday that Palestine has witnessed a big increase in violations against media freedoms during August.
Palestinian child shot north of Gaza
4 Sep 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot and injured a Palestinian child overnight near the shores of the Beit Lahia town in northern Gaza Strip.
IOF shoots Palestinian, detains 4 others in Qalandia
4 Sep 2015 - Violent clashes broke out at dawn Friday between Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and local youths in Qalandia refugee camp to the south of Ramallah.
Abu al-Hija released after the demolition of his home
4 Sep 2015 - Sheikh Majdi Abu al-Hija, whose house was demolished shortly before his arrest, affirmed that no question was directed to him during his detention that lasted for few days.
If Gaza becomes uninhabitable, it is Israel's responsibility
4 Sep 2015 - The Gaza Strip, ravaged by devastating wars of aggression by Israel, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, a United Nations development agency warned this week.
Khater: No tangible results on ceasefire agreement
4 Sep 2015 - Sami Khater, member of Hamas political bureau, said Tony Blair’s attempt to conclude ceasefire agreement has not succeeded yet in reaching tangible results.
A Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for second week
4 Sep 2015 - The Palestinian prisoner Suleiman Skafi has continued his hunger strike for the second week in protest against his administrative detention.
Palestinian factions urge boycott of upcoming PNC meeting
4 Sep 2015 - Palestinian political factions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday called for boycotting the upcoming meeting of the Palestinian National Council (PNC).
Rights group files lawsuit over Israel’s torture of Palestinian hunger striker
4 Sep 2015 - Head of the legal unit at the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Jawad Boulos, filed a complaint against the violations and torture tactics perpetrated by the IOA.
IOF kidnaps two Palestinians in Beit Ikza town
4 Sep 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday evening kidnapped two Palestinian citizens at the entrance to Beit Ikza town, northwest of Occupied Jerusalem.
IOF rolls into eastern Jenin, sparks clashes
4 Sep 2015 - A round of violent confrontations flared up overnight Thursday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rolled into Jenin’s eastern town of Qabatiya.
Baraka briefs Darkazally on situation in Lebanon's refugee camps
4 Sep 2015 - Ali Baraka, on Thursday discussed with chief of political affairs at UN special coordinator's office in Lebanon, Anwar Darkazally, several issues concerning the Palestinian situation in the country.
Two teenagers tell stories of torture at detention
4 Sep 2015 - Two Palestinian teens narrated their stories of torture and abuse at the hands of Israeli soldiers at time of arrest last week.
Israeli occupation tightens military grip around Jerusalem’s neck
4 Sep 2015 - Israel’s notorious Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed for propping up military reinforcement across Jerusalem’s streets and alleys.
Traditional Costumes for Women (2)
4 Sep 2015 -
Hamas slams PA for nabbing 4 anti-occupation activists
4 Sep 2015 - Hamas on Thursday slammed the Palestinian Authority (PA) security apparatuses for having kidnapped four Hamas backers on account of their political affiliations.
Israeli court extends detention of journalist Hazem Yasin
4 Sep 2015 - An Israeli military court has extended the detention of journalist Hazem Yasin, who works for the Beirut-based al-Quds satellite channel.
IOF storms Bethlehem, clashes with youths
4 Sep 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday afternoon stormed some neighborhoods of Bethlehem city and clashed with young men.
Palestinian minor undergoes leg surgery in detention
4 Sep 2015 - 15-year-old Palestinian detainee Anan Fares Malesh underwent a leg surgery after he was shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces earlier overnight.
  IRIN
 
Refugees Welcome gains a small foothold in Israel
JERUSALEM 04 September 2015 (IRIN) - Last month, thousands of asylum seekers were released from an Israeli detention centre but banned from going to Tel Aviv. Left with nowhere to live, social media stepped in.
IRIN's Top Picks: Cash in aid, changing faith, and de-development in Gaza
LONDON 04 September 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. >
  New York Times
 
Russian Moves in Syria Pose Concerns for U.S.
4 Sep 2015 - President Vladimir V. Putin has sent a military advance team to Syria and is taking other steps that the United States fears could lead Russia to expand its military support for President Bashar al-Assad, administration officials said.
The American Response: Many Obstacles Are Seen to U.S. Taking in Large Number of Syrian Refugees
4 Sep 2015 - Little appetite for intervention from a country still weary from two wars and struggling with its own immigration problems.
Key Senate Democrat Announces Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal
4 Sep 2015 - Benjamin L. Cardin, the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said he would push for legislation to controls on how the accord is carried out.
World Briefing: Syria: More Antiquities Destroyed by ISIS in Ancient City of Palmyra
4 Sep 2015 - The Islamic State has blown up three ancient funeral towers in the city of Palmyra, Syria’s antiquities chief said.
World Briefing: Syria: Food Support is Reduced
4 Sep 2015 - The World Food Program has been forced to cut back by a third its food voucher program for Syrian refugees living in neighboring countries.
Obama and Saudi King Sidestep Dispute Over Iran Nuclear Deal
4 Sep 2015 - At the beginning of their meetings at the White House, the two leaders stressed a long history of cooperation and friendship between their nations.
Houthi Rebels Kill 45 U.A.E. Soldiers in Yemen Fighting
4 Sep 2015 - The death total, the largest in a single day for the military of the United Arab Emirates, was a major setback for the coalition of Arab forces trying to vanquish the rebels.
Exodus of Syrians Highlights Political Failure of the West
4 Sep 2015 - Little has been done in Western capitals to stop or mitigate the slow-motion disaster that was befalling Syrian civilians and sending them on the run.
Aylan Kurdi’s Death Resonates in Canadian Election Campaign
3 Sep 2015 - The Syrian boy, 3, drowned off Turkey after his family was unable to secure a Canadian visa.
World Briefing: Egypt: American Soldiers Are Wounded
3 Sep 2015 - Six international peacekeepers stationed in Egypt, including four American soldiers, were wounded by two improvised explosive devices on Thursday.
Palestinian Expects Flag Will Fly at U.N.
3 Sep 2015 - The move would offer Mahmoud Abbas a chance to demonstrate his push to gain international recognition for a Palestinian state.
Open Source: Hungarian Leader Rebuked for Saying Muslim Migrants Must Be Blocked ‘to Keep Europe Christian’
3 Sep 2015 - “We have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary said.
American Yeshiva Students Escape Attack in West Bank Town
3 Sep 2015 - Five American Jewish seminary students were rescued from an attack by local Palestinians who hurled stones and a firebomb at their car, said the Israeli police and the military.
Image of Drowned Syrian, Aylan Kurdi, 3, Brings Migrant Crisis Into Focus
3 Sep 2015 - The case of a young boy’s doomed journey has landed as a political bombshell across the Middle East and Europe.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Saudi Arabia: Iran deal will contribute to Middle East security and stability
4 Sep 2015 - Obama meets with Saudi King Salman in Washington; Saudi FM says Obama assured king that agreement prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
43 years ago today - Israeli athletes murdered in Munich by Palestinian terrorists
4 Sep 2015 - The Anti-Defamation League on Friday paid homage to the murdered athletes.
Vanunu tells Channel 2: Israel's nuclear program a danger to the world
4 Sep 2015 -
US Senator Bennet says will support Iran nuclear deal
4 Sep 2015 -
Palestinian girl who cried after confronting Merkel on TV allowed to stay in Germany
4 Sep 2015 -
Cardin, top Democrat, will vote to reject Iran deal
4 Sep 2015 - "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal," Cardin said in an opinion column to be published in 'The Washington Post'.
In setback for Obama, top Jewish Democratic senator says will oppose Iran deal
4 Sep 2015 -
'US Jews can't hide disappointment with New Jersey Democrat for backing Iran deal'
4 Sep 2015 - Senator Cory Booker sided with President Barack Obama in supporting 'flawed' nuclear agreement.
Israel should take in refugees fleeing Mideast carnage, Yesh Atid lawmaker says
4 Sep 2015 -
Palestinians protest as Israelis gather for pro-IDF rally near West Bank village
4 Sep 2015 - A week ago a video of a soldier attempt to detain 12-year old Mohammad Tamimi went viral when the soldier was pounced on by female relatives of the boy.
Armed terror drones to be part of future wars, defense analyst tells ‘Post’
4 Sep 2015 - Hezbollah says it has imported Iranian missile-firing drones, Hamas is self-manufacuring UAVs with rockets on wings.
Netanyahu nixes law banning public broadcasters from publishing opinions
4 Sep 2015 - Eichler Clause in Public Broadcasting Law likely to be repealed by Knesset.
UN expected to easily pass resolution allowing Palestinian flag to fly at New York HQ
4 Sep 2015 - Abbas is scheduled to visit the UN in New York on September 30, in time for the United Nations to execute its decision.
Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran nuclear deal
4 Sep 2015 - Friday visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January.
Settlers to hold rally near Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in support of IDF soldiers
3 Sep 2015 - The group will gather at the entrance to the Neveh Tzuf settlement, otherwise known as Halamish, which is located just across the road from Nabi Saleh.
'Israel-Egypt ties never been better, yet don't expect Sisi trip to Jerusalem'
3 Sep 2015 - The domestic Egyptian situation and the lack of progress in resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict has thus far prevented a visit by Sisi to the Jewish state.
Israel primed for Russia opener in EuroBasket tournament
3 Sep 2015 - Israel won just one of eight preparation games, showing little of the promise that saw it claim its qualifying group last summer for the first time since 2001.
Israel's Samuel strikes gold at rowing world championships
3 Sep 2015 - Moran Samuel, who is guided by Italian coach, Paula Grizzetti, trains in both Italy and at the Daniel Rowing Center in Tel Aviv.
Soccer: Israel cruises past Andorra to maintain Euro 2016 hopes
3 Sep 2015 - Israel remained in third place in Group B after brushing aside the minnows and picked up some much-needed confidence ahead of Sunday’s crucial showdown with Wales in Cardiff.
Hundreds attend Jerusalem rally in support of capital’s LGBT community
3 Sep 2015 - Amid markedly heightened security, a cross-section of gay rights supporters expressed their hope that the lessons of the tragedy had been learned.
Will demoting army's top legal officer hurt Israel's position at ICC?
3 Sep 2015 - Many think the IDF is playing with fire on the issue.
Natalie Portman's directorial debut is a bitter-sweet Israeli homecoming
3 Sep 2015 - Jerusalem-born actress's screen adaptation of Amos Oz's "A Tale of Love and Darkness" makes its commercial premiere in the capital.
Iran deal support in Senate approaches filibuster-proof majority
3 Sep 2015 - In total, 37 senators now support Iran nuclear deal.
Netanyahu weighs bringing gas plan back to Knesset
3 Sep 2015 - Noble "prepared to take actions necessary to protect the values of its assets" if outline does not get approval soon.
Surviving Congress, nuclear deal heads to Iran's parliament
3 Sep 2015 - Move come day after Obama secure support needed on Capitol Hill to maintain deal.
European migrant crisis spurs Hungarian, Bulgarian interest in Israeli border barriers
3 Sep 2015 - Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries, particularly Germany.
Lau to JPost: We must preserve sanctity of Shabbat in Israel
3 Sep 2015 - "State rabbinical judges for conversion are as connected as anyone else to the Jewish people,” Lau says in criticism of new conversion courts.
Palestinian prevents lynching of 5 lost American yeshiva students in Hebron
3 Sep 2015 - Yeshiva students able to escape from the car before Palestinians torched it.
Comment: Anti-Semitism in Iran - Jews caught in the crosshairs
3 Sep 2015 - There is one regime in the world today where bigotry is a core component of its ruling ideology, its hold on power, its foreign policy: the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Netanyahu, Kahlon announces cuts to VAT, corporate tax
3 Sep 2015 - BoI Governor Flug slams move as "imprudent."
Passing Israeli gas through Turkey unlikely to lead to improved relations, expert says
3 Sep 2015 - BESA director to ‘Post’: Turks need to diversify energy sources from Iran and Russia
Sending Israeli gas through Turkey unlikely to improve bilateral relations, expert says
3 Sep 2015 - BESA director to ‘Post’: Turks need to diversify energy sources from Iran and Russia
Palestinian factions call for boycott of PLO parliament-in-exile meeting
3 Sep 2015 - Hamas and Islamic Jihad accuse Abbas of tightening grip on power, warn against special meeting.
Now who's pulling the strings?: The newest political puppets in Knesset
3 Sep 2015 - New children’s TV show about the Israeli legislature aims to educate youngsters about the values of democracy.
Approaching Rosh Hashana
3 Sep 2015 - "We share a common destiny – Jews in Israel and abroad – and if it is good for one Jew, it is good for us all."
Australian PM faces Jewish backlash over remarks comparing ISIS to Nazis
3 Sep 2015 - Leading Jewish group head slams Abbott for suggesting Islamic State "is in some respects worse than the Nazis."
On way out of West Bank, SodaStream CEO blasts BDS as anti-Semitic
3 Sep 2015 - "It's propaganda, it's politics, it's hate, it's anti-Semitism. It’s all the bad stuff we don’t want to be part of."
IDF under gun from its own over lowering MAG rank
3 Sep 2015 - Top former officials: Undoing reforms hurts legitimacy; Army: Current MAG’s independence, expertise matters more than rank on his shoulder
Rewriting history
3 Sep 2015 - Matt Rees and the late Yehuda Avner ask the question: What could have happened if Israel was established in 1938?
Norwegian politician compares smoking bans to Nazi persecution of Jews
3 Sep 2015 - Conservative leader: "We have not seen anything like this since the time of the occupation.”
Netanyahu: Majority of Americans see eye to eye with Israel on Iranian threat
3 Sep 2015 - Netanyahu made the remarks in a Rosh Hashana toast with Foreign Ministry employees Thursday.
Donald Trump: Nuclear deal calls for US to defend Iran against Israeli attack
3 Sep 2015 - "If Israel attacks Iran according to that deal, I believe... that we have to fight with Iran against Israel," Republican presidential candidate tells CNN.
Obama to assuage Saudi fears that Iran could spend inflow of funds on 'nefarious activities'
3 Sep 2015 - Obama to host Saudi King Salman on hiss first US visit since ascending to the throne in January.
 

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