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Soldiers Kidnap Seven Palestinians In West Bank
Army hands demolition orders in Bethlehem The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians in different communities in the occupied West Bank. ...
Former Political Prisoner Killed In Silwan
A former Palestinian political prisoner from the ath-Thoury neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by live fire of undercover Israeli soldiers. Israel alleges the slain Palestinian is behind the attempted assassination of fanatic rabbi Yehuda Glick. ...
SodaStream to Close Shop in Occupied West Bank
Israeli beverage firm SodaStream, amid intense boycott pressure from the international community, announced on Wednesday that it was closing a controversial factory located in an occupied West Bank settlement, while simultaneously reporting a 9% decline in sales. ...
Extremist Israeli Rabbi Shot at Jerusalem Rally
Right-wing Israeli rabbi and militiant activist http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=yehuda+glick&button=Search+%3E%3E was shot and injured at a rally in Jerusalem, this Wednesday evening, according to witnesses and Israeli police. ...
Israeli Violations Continue to Escalate in Occupied Territories
Provocations by Israeli soldiers and settlers continued in the occupied Palestinian territories, on Wednesday, with multiple violations occurring across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while militant Jewish settlers again broke into al-Aqsa Mosque via the Mughrabi gate. ...
Settlers Destroy Palestinian Property Under the Protection of Israeli Soldiers
Today at approximately 1:30 PM in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the head of security for the illegal settlements in the area attempted to destroy the property of a Palestinian man named Muhammad Knebi. ...
Nobel Laureate Donates $50k for UNRWA School Reconstruction
UNRWA Official Press Release Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has announced that she is donating 50,000 US dollars to rebuild an UNRWA school damaged during the recent fighting in Gaza. Ms. Yousafzai made the announcement from Stockholm, where she has gone to accept the prestigious World's Children's Prize. The amount represents all the prize money. ...
UNESCO Condemns Israeli Violations in Jerusalem
The Executive Board of UNESCO has approved, upon its 195th session, the recommendation of Jordan and Palestine to redefine Israel, according to international law, as an occupying power. ...
Zoabi Deportation Order to be Debated Tomorrow
Israeli prosecution has demanded a list of charges be brought against Palestinian Member of the Knesset, Hanin Zoabi, saying that she 'threatened' and gave sharp criticism of a Palestinian serving in the Israeli police force. ...
Army Demolishes Homes And Structures Near Hebron, Wounds Several Residents
Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of military bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday morning the Khashm ad-Daraj and Um al-Kheir villages, east of Yatta town south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and demolished several structures. The soldiers also assaulted a pregnant woman, causing internal bleeding. ...
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Abbas: Closure of Al-Aqsa amounts to 'declaration of war'
Israeli PM holds Palestinian president responsible for incitement and calls to ban Jews from holy site; closure of holy site follows assassination attempt on Jewish right-wing activist and terror attack in Jerusalem.
Kerry joins White House in condemning jibes against Netanyahu
'Such statements are disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging. I don’t know who the people that said those things are but it made our lives much harder,' Kerry said.
IDF refusenik goes on hunger strike
Udi Segal, who describes himself as a conscientious objector to the occupation, has already spent 50 days behind bars
Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian suspect in Jerusalem assassination attempt
Israeli security services say suspect in attack on Temple Mount activist opened fire on forces who arrived at his home to arrest him; hospital says Yehuda Glick is in critical but stable condition.
If only they called Netanyahu a hero
Me, a coward? I, Bibi, who quashed Hezbollah, Hamas and world terror? Now he might really set the world on fire.
Gazans 'liberate Palestine' in new computer game
Players are invited to use force, as well as diplomacy, in the fight against Israel.
Sweden becomes first European state to recognize Palestine
Israel's foreign minister says Sweden 'needs to understand that relations in the Middle East are more complicated than a piece of furniture from IKEA that you assemble at home.'
Sweden to recognize State of Palestine today
Swedish government expected to officially recognize State of Palestine today, says Jerusalem official; Israel has been informed of decision.
The crisis with Washington is here to stay
The close security cooperation will continue, but America’s diplomatic defense of Israel at the UN and other international forums will not be immediate and obvious.
Official who slurred Netanyahu should be 'held to account,' says major U.S. Jewish group
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations demands action from White House against official who called Israel PM 'chickenshit,' while Anti-Defamation League says matter put to rest.
UN Security Council holds emergency session to discuss Israeli housing construction in E. Jerusalem
Increased construction would raise 'grave doubt' about Israel's plans for durable peace with Palestinians, says UN political chief.
Amid crisis, Netanyahu's senior adviser to hold White House talks
Thursday meeting in Washington 'a testament to the unprecedented level of security cooperation' between the countries, White House says.
White House to Haaretz: 'Chickenshit' jibe against Netanyahu inappropriate, counterproductive
State Department Spokesperson: When Secretary Kerry next speaks to Netanyahu, he will make clear these statements are not the view of the U.S.
Ya'alon: Putting Palestinians, Jews on same bus in West Bank guarantees terror attack
Defense minister tells MKs his plan for separate buses for Palestinians was not due to settler pressure, though IDF says there's no security risk.
Top 10 verbal spitballs between Obama and Netanyahu
Highlights from a history of incorrect relations, before 'chickenshit.'
WATCH: Bradley Burston: Netanyahu needs Israel in constant state of despair and fear
Haaretz columnist explains why he thinks peace with Palestinians isn't possible in our time.
Eye in the sky: Surveillance balloons watching rioters in East Jerusalem
Three operating now, two more to come; police used footage to bust youngsters throwing stones at light rail.
Netanyahu responds to U.S.: I am under attack for defending Israel
Hours after U.S. official quoted calling Netanyahu 'chickenshit', PM says alliance between Israel and U.S. is still strong despite arguments.
Netanyahu's office hits back at U.S. official's 'chickenshit' jibe: PM won't give in to pressure
In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, U.S. officials praised the prime minister’s caution about starting wars but decried his distaste for the peace process.
Israel Antiquities Authority taps politician with ties to rightist NGO
Kadima’s Israel Hasson has links to Elad, which administers the City of David archaeological site in Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood.
U.S. official calls Netanyahu a 'chickenshit prime minister'
Obama administration official cited by Jeffrey Goldberg saying that Netanyahu frustrates the White House and State Department most.
Palestinian seriously wounded by IDF fire in West Bank
Soldier opened fire after Palestinians threw stones, firecrackers, Israeli army says.
VIP status of Palestinian security spokesman revoked after Netanyahu-ISIS comparison
Move follows General Adnan Damiri’s statement that PM Netanyahu was ‘more dangerous’ than the leader of ISIS.
Who has the Mideast's strongest military?
Business Insider's ranking of the region's strongest armies shows money isn't everything when it comes to military might.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Israeli Naval Forces Escalate Attacks against Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea;5 Fishermen Arrested and Boat Confiscate...
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Israeli military demolishes a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills
10/28/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Operation Dove, Um Al Kheir, Occupied Palestine - Yesterday,Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kheir. The structures demolished are, three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United Nations...
Settlers destroy Palestinian property under the protection of Israeli soldiers
10/28/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, Tel Rumeida, Occupied Palestine - Today at approximately 1:30 PM in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the head of security for the illegal settlements in the area attempted to destroy the property of a Palestinian man named...
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[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
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Bouquets for Melissa Parke
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - Earlier this month I wrote an article for Mondoweiss on the story of Jewish-Israeli academic Dr Marcelo Svirsky and his 300 km walk from Sydney to Canberra . The purpose of his walk was to gather support for a BDS Petition against Israel. The petition was presented to...
Abbas warning over holy site closure
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
Malala and the Nobel Peace Prize: Why Rachel Corrie would never win
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - The recent announcement that Malala Yousafzai had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has widely been well received. Earlier this week, she announced to have her prize money donated to the rebuilding of 65 UN schools in Gaza that were destroyed in the Israeli led war...
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
‘Take your Ebola ass and get out': L.A. confrontation highlights relationship between Zionism and anti-black racism
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - On 18 October 2014, a self-professed “racist” pro-Israel counter-protester at a  Block the Boat action in Los Angeles  told black Palestinian solidarity activist and radio personality Margaret Prescod to “take your Ebola a*s and get out.” LA-based activist Taher Herzallah first tweeted the picture and quote:...
Loyola SJP investigation reflects double standard towards Palestinian voices on campus
Mondoweiss 30 Oct 2014 - On September 19, the administration of Loyola University Chicago temporarily suspended Loyola Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and opened an investigation of the organization. The actions, which will culminate in a disciplinary hearing on Thursday evening, came after a diverse group of students gathered at...
Tunisia secularists win elections
BBC 30 Oct 2014 - Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
ISIS, Terror and the Moral Hypocrisy of the West
Tikun Olam 29 Oct 2014 - *Thanks to Middle East Eye, which published an abridged version of this post here : Over the past months, ISIS, which had been fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, changed tactics and swept east from Syria and conquered vast swaths of largely-Sunni territory in western Iraq. ...
UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements
BBC 29 Oct 2014 - Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
IS 'frees kidnapped schoolchildren'
BBC 29 Oct 2014 - Islamic State has released 25 schoolchildren, the last of some 150 children it kidnapped earlier in the year, a rights group says.
Why the Salaita case matters, outside the United States
Mondoweiss 29 Oct 2014 - When the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed it was firing Professor Steven Salaita, within days more than 17,000 scholars signed a protest document, citing the infringement of Salaita’s free speech rights and right to academic freedom—two of the mainstays of American higher education.  It had...
Fear, Loathing and Terror in Israel-Palestine
Tikun Olam 29 Oct 2014 - I gave this talk earlier this week to the Unitarian Universalist Humanists of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Seattle on October 23rd. My talk goes till 46:00 approximately. The rest is Q&A, including a vocal altercation with an obstreperous audience member who thought I gave short...
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Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire on the back of the ‘black army’?
Al-Akhbar Opinion 29 Oct 2014 - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), greets the people after the wreath placing ceremony with Turkish ministers, politicians and soldiers as they going to National Pact Tower within Turkish Republic Day celebrations on the 91st anniversary of its foundation at Ataturk's Mausoleum, also known as Anitkabir,...
Gaza: How the resistance manufactures its rockets with help from Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Palestinian Islamic Jihad members prepare al-Quds rockets during preparations to fire missiles into Israel, in the east of Gaza City, 20 December 2008. Palestinian Islamic Jihad members prepare al-Quds rockets during preparations to fire missiles into Israel, in the east of Gaza City, 20 December 2008....
Iran calls for immediate lifting of all sanctions as part of nuclear deal
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted as part of a deal on its contested nuclear program by a November deadline, a top official said Wednesday. The announcement came amid intensifying efforts to conclude a definitive pact. The six powers in the talks with Iran...
Yemen authorities arrest four al-Qaeda leaders as Houthis clash with tribesmen
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Yemeni authorities have arrested four al-Qaeda leaders responsible for a spate of suicide attacks and abductions of soldiers in the Arab Peninsula country. "This is a milestone in efforts aimed at fighting terrorism," a source in the Yemeni intelligence service was quoted as saying by the...
Muslim Brotherhood specialist: reformists isolated, leadership detached from reality
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Mursi march through the streets of Cairo in his support on November 8, 2013 in Cairo. (Photo: AFP-Gianluigi Guercia) Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Mursi march through the streets...
The phantom of Tripoli: abandoned and forgotten
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Amid the current tension and security concerns in Tripoli that have ignited sporadic violence in the city, a large urban space at the heart of the city has stayed tranquil, intact and forgotten. This site is the Tripoli international fair, which is formally known as the...
Israel should investigate Gaza war crimes: UNHCR
Al-Akhbar News 30 Oct 2014 - Palestinians search the debris of their houses, collapsed by heavy Israeli strikes, for their belongings in Shujaiya, eastern neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza on October 23, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu - Mustafa Hassona) Palestinians search the debris of their houses, collapsed by heavy Israeli strikes, for their...
Servant of the British Empire: On the founding of Ibn Saud’s kingdom
Al-Akhbar Series and Features 29 Oct 2014 - King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz al-Saud (L) speaks to US Secretary of State John Kerry before meeting at the King's private residence June 27, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: AFP-Brendan Smialowski) King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz al-Saud (L) speaks to US Secretary of State John Kerry before...
Jihadi groups in north Lebanon admit to defeat in battle against the army
Al-Akhbar Politics 29 Oct 2014 - Lebanese soldiers are seen following the clashes between troops and masked gunmen as soldiers control the area in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on October 25, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) Lebanese soldiers are seen following the clashes between troops and masked gunmen as soldiers control the...
Lebanon: Are battles in Tripoli over or on hold?
Al-Akhbar Politics 28 Oct 2014 - Lebanese army soldiers patrol in a market in Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, following two days of deadly clashes militants, in Tripoli, Lebanon, on October 27, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) Lebanese army soldiers patrol in a market in Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, following two days of deadly clashes militants,...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 30 Oct 2014 -
Sweden Recognizes 'Palestine' — Hopes Step to Peace
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Click here for the rest of the article...
German Museum Hangs Nazi-Looted Painting Backwards
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - A museum in Germany has come up with a novel plan to buy back a painting stolen from a Jewish collector during the Nazi era. Click here for the rest of the article...
Presidents Conference Wants Hunt for White House 'Chickenshit' Leaker
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - A major Jewish American policy group called on the White House to “hold to account” an anonymous official who slurred Benjamin Netanyahu, while another declared the matter closed. Click here for the rest of the article...
Boycott Israel Activists Claim Credit for SodaStream Factory Closing
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is closing its West Bank factory — and anti-Israel activists claimed credit for forcing the move. Click here for the rest of the article...
Temple Mount Closed After 'Assassination' Try on Activist Yehuda Glick
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - Israel closed the Temple Mount to Muslim worshippers and to both Jewish and non-Jewish visitors in the wake of the attempted assassination of an Israeli activist. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jerusalem Boils as Suspect Killed in Shooting of Temple Mount Activist
The Foward Breaking News 30 Oct 2014 - Violence erupts after Israeli police kill a Palestinian suspected in the shooting of a far-right Jewish activist — and the Temple Mount is completely closed. Click here for the rest of the article...
Why the Mikveh Scandal Cuts So Deep
The Forward Editorial 29 Oct 2014 - EDITORIAL : The shocking peeping rabbi scandal has turned many women away from a place that should be a spiritual haven. They deserve to know the mikveh will be theirs again. Click here for the rest of the article...
'Birthright' for Newlyweds? It's Coming Soon.
The Forward New 30 Oct 2014 - Inspired by Taglit-Birthright’s free trips to Israel for college students, a brand new program will bring Jewish newlyweds from North America on heavily subsidized honeymoons to the Holy Land. Click here for the rest of the article...
Ukraine’s Election Results Are Good for the Jews — But What Comes Next?
The Forward New 30 Oct 2014 - Ukraine voters backed its pro-Western leaders and delivered a stinging rebuke to anti-Semitic nationalists. Paul Berger asks if a new era is dawning in Kiev. Click here for the rest of the article...
Africa: Is Isis Allied to African Groups?
allAfrica.com 30 Oct 2014 - [African Arguments]In August 2014, Africa's spy chiefs met in Nairobi as part of the African Union's Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA). They expressed deep concern about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the likelihood that...
Somalia: The Fourth Counter-Piracy Conference Held in Dubai
allAfrica.com 30 Oct 2014 - [Ethiopia Government]The fourth Counter-Piracy conference opened in Dubai on Wednesday (October 29). Around 600 delegates, including foreign ministers of various countries as well as top diplomats, naval officers and industry leaders arrived for the two-day annual conference.
Somalia: UAE Cautions About a Relationship Between Al-Shabaab and ISIS
allAfrica.com 30 Oct 2014 - [Dalsan Radio]The foreign affairs minister of AEU, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan warned about a relationship between Alshabaab and ISIS rebels which fight in Syria and Iraq.
Ghana: Emirates Cashing in On Frequent Flyer Programme
allAfrica.com 29 Oct 2014 - [Ghanaian Chronicle]Emirates, a Dubai-based international airline has revealed that 50-60% of its passengers are members of the Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of the airline.
Liberia: Ebola Virus Disease Materials Arrive From Kuwait
allAfrica.com 29 Oct 2014 - [FrontPageAfrica]A consignment of medical equipment and accessories to aid Liberia's fight against the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in the country from the State of Kuwait. A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in near Kuwait City put the value of the medical supplies at over forty-five...
Ethiopia: Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Visits Kuwait Over the Weekend
allAfrica.com 29 Oct 2014 - [Ethiopia Government]Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, led an Ethiopian delegation including the Ministers of Finance and Agriculture to Kuwait over the weekend. Dr. Tedros delivered the "Food Security Project Proposal" from Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabir Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of...
Michigan 2014 Election News: Week of October 27
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Virginia 2014 Election News: Week of October 27
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Massachusetts 2014 Elections News: Week of October 27
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Ohio Election Update: Week of October 27
Arab American Institute 29 Oct 2014 - Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Ohio and get ready to Yalla Vote!
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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...
Israel’s Hannibal Directive
Sabbah report 30 Oct 2014 - Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. Slaughtering Palestinian civilians is longstanding Israeli policy. The post: Israel’s Hannibal Directive appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism
Sabbah report 30 Oct 2014 - 'Anti-Semitism', say the experts, is a 'virus' with no rational basis. That's the official decree. But real history is not so black and white. This is why the entire paradigm of anti-Semitic theory needs to be revised, deconstructed and junked. The post: The Virtue & Necessity...
US guilty of war crimes in Palestine
Sabbah report 30 Oct 2014 - If humanity is to be served, citizens who believe in equal access to international tools of justice must speak up and denounce the continued U.S. hegemony over Palestine. The post: US guilty of war crimes in Palestine appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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 30 Oct 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 Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our opening panel, Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism , which highlighted the challenges facing advocates for Palestinian...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian on beach in northern Gaza
10/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian man on the beach in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, medical sources said. Gaza's health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that a 27-year-old...
Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home, structures in Silwan
10/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers on Wednesday demolished structures in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, witnesses told Ma'an. The sources said Israeli forces entered the al-Abbasiyya area of Silwan and forced local resident Khalid al-Zeir to evacuate his...
Israelis raze land near Salfit at new Leshem settlement
10/29/2014 - SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Settlers from the Israeli settlement of Leshem in western Salfit on Wednesday razed Palestinian agricultural lands and tore up rocks near archaeological sites between the villages of Kafr al-Dik and Deir Ballut near Khirbet Deir Samaan, witnesses said...
Israeli forces raid Jerusalem's Issawiya, ransack homes
10/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces escorted municipality workers to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya on Wednesday, a local committee spokesman said. Muhammad Abu al-Hummus of al-Issawiya's follow-up committee said police deployed heavily in the area and ransacked residents...
SodaStream to close controversial West Bank plant
10/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli drinks firm SodaStream, hit by international boycott calls, said Wednesday it was shutting a controversial factory in a West Bank settlement as it announced a nine percent fall in sales. The firm, which manufactures a device for making fizzy...
Denied land access, Palestinians miss olive harvest
10/29/2014 - AL-JANIYA (AFP) -- Abbas Yousef points wistfully towards his olive trees, which are bearing their annual fruit. Yet again, the 70-year-old Palestinian farmer will be unable to make the autumn harvest. Yousef's olive groves lie on land either side of...
Israeli forces demolish traditional Palestinian oven near Yatta
10/29/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished a Palestinian traditional oven in the village Umm al-Kher east of Yatta in the southern West Bank after Jewish settlers from the nearby Karmel settlement complained about smoke from the oven. Coordinator of...
Right-wing Jewish activist Yehuda Glick shot at Jerusalem rally
10/29/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Right-wing Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was shot and injured at a rally in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, Israeli police and medical sources said. Glick was reportedly shot in his upper body at "close range" at an event outside...
Official: Settler car knocks over 13-year-old Nablus teen
10/29/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler car knocked down a Palestinian teenager south of Nablus on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian official said. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settler activities in the norther West Bank, said 13-year-old Ibrahim Odeh was...
Group: Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in Jenin area
10/29/2014 - JENIN (Ma'an) - Israeli troops detained eight Palestinian men from the Jenin district in the northern West Bank Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, the prisoner's society in Jenin reported. In a statement, the Jenin branch said Israeli forces carried...
Thousands commemorate anniversary of Kafr Qasim massacre
10/29/2014 - KAFR QASIM (Ma'an) -- Thousands of Palestinians participated in a march on Wednesday in Israel commemorating the 58th anniversary of the Kafr Qasim massacre, amid a comprehensive strike across the city. Thousands marched to remember the deaths of nearly 50 Palestinian...
Palestinian family claims fraud in settler buy of Jerusalem landmarks
10/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A Palestinian family has gone to court claiming fraud over the partial purchase of two landmark East Jerusalem properties, including the home of the Palestinian national theater, by Jewish settlers. The move is part of a growing battle over property...
PRC calls for armed resistance, regional boycott
10/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Popular Resistance Committees' armed wing on Wednesday called for armed resistance from Palestinians and a regional boycott from Arab countries to counter what it called Israeli violations in Jerusalem. In a press conference held in...
Spain condemns Israeli settlement announcement
10/29/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Spanish government on Wednesday expressed its regret at an Israeli announcement of plans to build 1,000 homes for Jews in settlements across occupied East Jerusalem earlier in the week. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a...
Egypt starts work on Gaza buffer zone
10/29/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Egypt began setting up a buffer zone along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday following a wave of deadly attacks. The move, which will see about 800 homes demolished, comes in the wake of a suicide bombing in...
Israel faces UN outrage over East Jerusalem settlements
10/29/2014 - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- Israel was facing sharp criticism on Wednesday for its latest plan to build Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem during a UN Security Council meeting called to address rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions. The emergency talks were requested by Jordan following...
Civil servants of former Hamas govt receive salary payments
10/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Civil servants of the former Hamas-run government in Gaza received a payment of $1,200 on Wednesday after the Palestinian Authority transferred millions of dollars to the Strip to pay long-overdue salaries. As of 8:00 a. m...
Israeli forces detain man at Erez crossing
10/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian man at the Erez crossing with Israel late Tuesday, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an. Hasan Muhammad Muhanna was escorting his father, who was traveling to Israel for medical treatment, to...
Analysis: Egypt's convenient war in the Sinai
10/29/2014 - By Ramzy Baroud - Sinai is both heaven and hell. This triangular desert boasts an arid landscape of hopeless horizons often interrupted by leftover military hardware from previous wars. The land is comprised of breathtaking beaches, incredible history, and a fusion of fascinating...
PA security to launch crackdown on Hebron outlaws
10/29/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority security services are set to carry out large-scale security operations to target outlaws in Hebron, a statement released Tuesday said. PA security forces said that outlaws in the Hebron district have been committing robberies, shootings, dealing...
Israeli cult leader gets 30 years for rape, incest
10/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- An Israeli court sentenced a polygamist cult leader to 30 years in prison for multiple sexual offences including rape, indecent assault, and incest, media reports said. Goel Ratzon's lawyer said she would study the ruling before deciding whether...
  The Guardian
 
Sweden officially recognises state of Palestine
30 Oct 2014 - Sweden becomes first EU member in western Europe to make move, saying we hope this will show the way for others Sweden has officially...
Far-right rabbi shot and seriously wounded in attack in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - Israeli police say they have killed a suspect after Yehuda Glick shot at close range outside meeting of activists A far-right rabbi was shot...
Maureen Lipman drops long-standing support for Labour party
29 Oct 2014 - The prominent actor said she could not vote for Chuka Harman Burnham Hunt Balls brigade Actor Maureen Lipman has abandoned a lifetimes support of...
SodaStream to move factory out of West Bank Israeli settlement
29 Oct 2014 - CEO denies factory move is response to boycott campaign BDS movement reiterates condemnation of company Palestinian activists have hailed a decision by SodaStream International,...
Netanyahu insists he is 'under attack for defending Israel' after remarks from US official
29 Oct 2014 - Quotes from senior Obama administration figures damn Israeli prime minister as chickenshit over stance on settlements and peace with Palestinians US relations with Israel...
Malala Yousafzai gives $50,000 to reconstruction of Gaza schools
29 Oct 2014 - Nobel peace prize winner says money will go through UN agency and help rebuild 65 schools in Palestinian territory Malala Yousafzai , the Pakistani education...
Israeli police shoot dead suspect in assassination attempt on far-right rabbi
30 Oct 2014 - Killing of Muataz Hijazi follows shooting of Yehuda Glick, a leading voice in efforts to gain more Temple Mount prayer rights Israeli police have...
  Daily Star
 
Lebanon charges 'ISIS commander' with forming Islamic emirate
30 Oct 2014 Lebanon's military prosecutor charges an alleged ISIS commander along with 17 other people with attempting to establish an Islamic emirate in north Lebanon and killing Army soldiers.
Lebanon on alert over 'digital drug' phenomenon
30 Oct 2014 "Digital drugs," otherwise known as binaural beats, have sparked an outcry in Lebanon, with the Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi calling Thursday for legal measures to be taken against the product.
New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council
30 Oct 2014 The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria is briefing the Security Council for the first time after visiting key countries with influence on any possible solution to the deeply entrenched conflict.
Insults against Israel PM 'disgraceful, damaging': KerryI
30 Oct 2014 John Kerry hit out at reported insults by an anonymous senior American official against the Israeli prime minister, saying it was "disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging."
EU ambassador meets Derian over Mideast conflicts
30 Oct 2014 EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst holds talks with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian over the turmoil in the Middle East.
Syrian refugees a burden on Palestinians in Lebanon: Salam
30 Oct 2014 The Syrian refugee crisis has had a grave impact not only on Lebanese, but also on Palestinians living in refugee camps, Prime Minister Tammam Salam says.
Lebanon court issues arrest warrant against Celine Rakan’s maid
30 Oct 2014 The Judiciary officially issued an arrest warrant against the domestic worker accused of killing 4-year-old Celine Rakan earlier this month, state media reported.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Want to recruit IDF soldiers? Don't wear a miniskirt
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Gazans 'liberate Palestine' in new computer game
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Alert the fashion police: Israel's only women prison hosts inmate fashion show
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Israel ranks sixth among OECD nations in car thefts per capita
Ha'aretz - 30 Oct 2014
Police recommend charging former Ashdod port union boss
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Prominent U.S.-born right-wing activist seriously wounded in Jerusalem shooting
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Who unfriended whom on Facebook during the Gaza war? The stats are in
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Lapid blasts increased settlement funding: It's harming Israel at this time
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Bill to punish employers of African migrants shot down by Yesh Atid
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Violence in Israeli Arab schools nearly doubled in last four years
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Garbage fills Israel’s beaches after first rains
Ha'aretz - 29 Oct 2014
Airport ends VIP treatment for prominent rabbis
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
Breakthrough in 1998 rape-murder investigation
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
Israel second worst globally for gender wage equality
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
Jerusalem mayor orders crackdown on Palestinian area to curb riots
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
State recommends charging MK Zoabi for threatening policemen
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
Israel is fourth in child poverty in developed world, Unicef says
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
Mob boss arrested upon landing in Israel
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
Haaretz wins honorable mention for innovative coverage of 2012 Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 28 Oct 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Khatib warns of Israel’s “step-by-step†Judaization policy in al-Aqsa
Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib has warned of what he dubbed “the step-by-step†policy adopted by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) as part of a larger Judaization scheme in al-Aqsa Mosque.
Report: Over 300,000 citizens jobless in the West Bank and Gaza
The Palestinian central bureau of statistics said there are more than 300,000 citizens with no jobs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip according to data collected during the second quarter of 2014.
Mass-arrests, interrogation summonses reported in IOF assaults throughout WB
The Israeli occupation forces rounded up 15 Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation following a round of arbitrary home-raids and combing operations across the West Bank.
Masri: Egypt postponed truce negotiations
Hamas MP Mushir al-Masri said that Egypt has postponed the convening of indirect truce negotiations between a Palestinian delegation and Israel that was scheduled to start in Cairo on Monday.
Jewish settlers destroy Palestinian farmer’s property
Jewish settlers destroyed part of the fence surrounding the land lot of Qunaibi family in Tal Rumaida in al-Khalil on Sunday as a prelude to lay their hands on it.
Clashes ongoing between young men and Israeli troops in east J'lem
Violent clashes broke out Saturday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli policemen in different areas of occupied Jerusalem.
Hayya: Israel will pay for its reluctance regarding Gaza reconstruction
Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said Israel’s security will pay the price for the delay in rebuilding Gaza after the recent Israeli offensive.
Hamas: Talks with Israeli occupation to resume Monday as scheduled
Senior Hamas leader, Ismail Redwan, has ruled out all potential scenarios for the delay of the indirect talks between the Palestinian resistance factions and the Israeli occupation.
Khudari urges the Palestinians to be united against Israel's violations in J'lem
MP Jamal Al-Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, called on the Palestinians from all spectra to join forces with each other to confront Israel's violations in occupied Jerusalem.
Hamdallah’s credibility below par after he reneged on reconstruction pledges
PLC member Atef Udwan said PM Hamdallah’s dragging of his feet vis-à-vis his promises regarding the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip dealt heavy blows at his credibility as an elected politician.
  IRIN
 
Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid
JERUSALEM/DUBAI 07 October 2014 (IRIN) - Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions.
  Aljazeera
 
Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi
10/30/2014 - Al-Aqsa mosque shut down after far-right Israeli, advocating for greater access to holy site, wounded in shooting.
Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze in protest
10/30/2014 - At least one dead in clashes after demonstrators storm assembly in protest against vote to allow president another term.
Sweden recognises state of Palestine
10/30/2014 - Sweden becomes first country to recognise Palestine while being an EU member, drawing Israeli anger.
UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion
10/29/2014 - UN political chief tells Security Council that Israeli plans to build new homes in Jerusalem could ignite more violence.
West Africans 'abused' in New York over Ebola
10/30/2014 - African body says children bullied at school and businesses hit due to 'ignorance and panic' around the killer virus.
Peshmerga troops enter Kobane to fight ISIL
10/30/2014 - First batch of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in besieged Syria town from Turkey border crossing, rights watchdog says.
Spike in Russian military flights reported
10/29/2014 - NATO says Russian jets conducted an unusually high number of manoeuvres over the past two days.
Scores killed in Syria barrel bomb 'massacre'
10/29/2014 - At least 60 people reportedly dead after regime forces drop bombs on Idlib camp housing people displaced by fighting.
  New York Times
 
Israel Blocks Access to Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem
30 Oct 2014 - Authorities closed off all access to a holy site in the Old City on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman called “a declaration of war.”
SodaStream to Close Factory in West Bank
30 Oct 2014 - The producer of home carbonation systems, which became a focal point of a movement to boycott Israeli products made in the West Bank, said it planned to close the facility next year.
Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State
30 Oct 2014 - Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Israel said the decision by Stockholm was unfortunate and would strengthen radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.
Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq
29 Oct 2014 - A Pentagon review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military.
Activist in Israel Is Wounded in Shooting
29 Oct 2014 - The victim, Yehuda Glick, advocates more Jewish access at a hotly contested holy site revered by Muslims and Jews.
Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza
29 Oct 2014 - Demolition began a day after hundreds of homes were evacuated, making room for a buffer zone that officials say will stop militants and weapons.
Reinforcements Enter Besieged Syrian Town via Turkey, Raising Hopes
29 Oct 2014 - Officials in Kobani, Syria, hailed the arrival of Iraqi Kurdish soldiers and Syrian rebels, saying they hoped it heralded a more cooperative effort to fight the Islamic State.
Israel Jabs Back After U.S. Official Calls Netanyahu a Coward
29 Oct 2014 - A profane (and anonymous) slur prompted an angry (and anonymous) response, in another session of what one analyst called “the nanny-nanny-boo-boo kindergarten school” of geopolitics.
As Abu Dhabi Sizes Up Oil Partners, Western Firms Risk Being Left Out
29 Oct 2014 - The emirate has allowed longstanding concessions to major global oil companies to expire, and is considering replacing some of them with partners from Asia and elsewhere.
Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised by a Cascade of Crises
29 Oct 2014 - Stumbles in the handling of the Ebola crisis and the Islamic State have fueled speculation that President Obama may shake up his foreign policy team.
Iraqi Kurds Are Joining Fight to Drive Islamic State From Kobani
29 Oct 2014 - About 150 pesh merga fighters were expected to arrive as early as Tuesday night, taking advantage of Turkey’s decision to open its borders.
Qatar Offers Cash to Pay Some Staff in Gaza Strip
29 Oct 2014 - Using a $30 million donation, the Palestinian Authority will distribute $1,200 each to about 24,000 public workers who have not been fully paid since last year.
Egypt Orders Evacuation Along Gaza Border to Thwart Militants
29 Oct 2014 - Egyptian officials plan a buffer zone next to the Hamas-ruled territory, only days after an army post was attacked.
Economic Pain Looms Large for Iranians in Nuclear Negotiations
29 Oct 2014 - President Hassan Rouhani has pledged a bright economic future to follow the lifting of sanctions, but his promises are starting to ring hollow as talks stall.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Threat from north many times greater than Gaza, outgoing OC Northern Command says
29 Oct 2014 - Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan warned Israelis not to expect the same level of air defense cover that the South and Center of the country received during the Gaza war.
‘It all emanated from Poland’
29 Oct 2014 - Chief rabbis agree: Polin Museum shows how much Polish and Jewish culture owe each other.
First Israel baseball academy could be a real game-changer
29 Oct 2014 - As part of a long term plan for the academy, a group of 20 players have been placed on a scouting list as potential candidates for next year.
PLO submits resolution to UNSC to ‘end occupation'
29 Oct 2014 - Jordan, the only Arab nation on the council, cited Palestinian complaints about “the dangerously escalating tensions” in Jerusalem as reason for seeking a meeting.
Prominent right-wing activist Yehuda Glick seriously wounded in Jerusalem shooting
29 Oct 2014 - Paramedics evacuated man to capital's Shaare Zedek Medical Center for medical treatment; police searching for suspect.
Netanyahu-Obama ties rocked by comments insulting PM’s character
29 Oct 2014 - Washington distances itself from obscene characterization of Netanyahu; senior Israeli official sees comments tied to "imminent" Iran deal.
Abbas to Israel: Make peace with us and 57 other nations will follow
29 Oct 2014 - The Palestinian Authority President says he does not want an intifada and wants to keep Jerusalem's holy places quiet.
Evangelicals hold more traditional religious beliefs than other Christians, study finds
29 Oct 2014 - Ninety percent of Evangelicals believe in the existence of heaven, but only 19% believe there are multiple paths to reach it.
Jerusalem Municipality to deploy surveillance balloons over Arab neighborhoods
29 Oct 2014 - Police: Aerial surveillance units slated to prevent violence in flashpoint neighborhoods recently riddled with rioting.
Tunisia’s Islamists learned from the Muslim Brotherhood’s failure in Egypt
29 Oct 2014 - Unlike former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party acted pragmatically when faced with overwhelming opposition.
68 MKs vote to keep Zoabi suspended from Knesset
29 Oct 2014 - Lawmakers from opposition and coalition overwhelmingly vote in favor of upholding ban of Balad MK.
"Development" reported in 1998 Jerusalem teen murder case
29 Oct 2014 - Noa Eyal was last seen on a late February night in 1998 and later found raped and murdered in a forest.
Defense Minister: A bus with 20 Arabs and only a few Jews is a guaranteed terror attack
29 Oct 2014 - Currently, Palestinian workers are checked only when going into Israel, but not when coming back, which security sources said increases the chances for terrorist attacks.
Jerusalem Post News: October 29th 2014
29 Oct 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Netanyahu: I'm being attacked because of my determination to defend Israel's interests
29 Oct 2014 - Premier spoke during ceremony honoring memory of slain tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi.
Two Gazans approach border, IDF opens fire, injuring one
29 Oct 2014 - IDF confirms direct hit.
Mazel Tov! ‘The Jerusalem Post’ publishes 25,000th issue
29 Oct 2014 - Even though it's available online, on smartphones, on tablets and in e-versions the venerable institution of the daily paper that Gershon Agron launched in 1932 is stronger than ever.
Support rose for Hamas and armed struggle after war, poll says
28 Oct 2014 - According to study, summer war with Israel seems to have increased Hamas’s popularity at the expense of Fatah.
105-year-old ‘British Schindler’ receives Czech honor
28 Oct 2014 - Sir Nicholas Winton, 105, saved 669 Czechoslovak children from the Nazis while serving as a British diplomat.
469 Israelis petition Spain to recognize a Palestine state
28 Oct 2014 - Former Foreign Ministry director-general Dr. Alon Liel: “We are horrified by the possibility, almost a reality, of a single state."
Rabbi Stav slams chief rabbis for declaration not to recognize conversions under proposed reforms
28 Oct 2014 - Tzohar chairman says Shas leader Deri is running the chief rabbinate, playing politics with issue of crucial national importance.
Festival Review: inDnegev
28 Oct 2014 - The festival may still be relatively small, but inDnegev has managed to break into the Israeli mainstream while staying true to itself.
Rivlin in Warsaw: Saga of the Jews did not begin in Poland nor did it end in Auschwitz
28 Oct 2014 - President attended opening of Polin Museum in Warsaw alongside Polish president Komorowski.
  YNet News
 
Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
30 Oct 2014 - ....
Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners
30 Oct 2014 - ....
US focuses on Islamic State targets near Kobani, Syria
30 Oct 2014 - ....
World Bank funding for Ebola fight hits $500 million
30 Oct 2014 - ....
Security forces push back Arab youths who hurled stones in J'lem
30 Oct 2014 - ....
Concealing incest: Victim is always to blame
30 Oct 2014 - There is nothing incest victims need more than support and faith. The Noach Torah portion presents the first case of sexual relations between relatives in the Bible. And who's fault is it? As always, the victim. ....
A fiery devotee on the Temple Mount
30 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Yehuda Glick's life mission was to break the status quo at the most sensitive and dangerous place in Jerusalem; others had the same goal, but none shared his level of addiction. ....
Czechs honor 'Britian's Schindler'
29 Oct 2014 - Czech President Zeman awards Sir Nicholoas Winton with highest state honor for helping to save children from Nazi death camps. ....
Temple Mount closed to all visitors until further notice
29 Oct 2014 - Decision to bar entrance to both Jews and Muslims came in the wake of the attempt on the life of Rabbi Glick; MKs Feiglin, Mualem planned to pray at holy site on Thursday morning. ....
From sanctions to veto: The US has plenty of ways to punish Israel
29 Oct 2014 - Analysis: Clash between Obama and Netanyahu could have devastating ramifications for Israel: From postponed arms shipments, to international isolation and even a possible shift regarding Israel's alleged nuclear program. ....
Zero risks for Israel vs. zero chances for Palestinians
29 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: If there is no way to guarantee Israeli citizens' safety without zero achievements for Palestinians, our leaders must say it clearly and fearlessly. ....
Soldier killed in Gaza commemorated around the world
29 Oct 2014 - Friends of the Matan Gotlib, who was killed during Operation Protective Edge, brought stickers they designed along with them on their world travels, and placed them at each location to commemorate him. ....
Gaza civil servants receive pay in boost to Palestinian unity
29 Oct 2014 - Hamas employees recieve pay for the first time in a year, workers still not optimistic knowing that another such payment will only happen in another three months. ....
Kastner's killer: I would never have shot him today
29 Oct 2014 - 81-year-old Ze'ev Eckstein reflects on the murder that was the culmination of a shocking trial on Jewish collaboration with the Nazis. ....
Rivlin's Kafr Qasim speech can herald change
29 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Reuven Rivlin is the first Israeli president who can make Jews and Arabs reach out to each other – not out of love, but because there is no other choice. ....
School offers first-ever film studies for haredi women
28 Oct 2014 - Special program aims to help women in ultra-Orthodox sector 'support their families without giving up on their dream.' ....
 

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