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Palestinian Prisoners Society: Hebron Detainee in State of Unconsciousness
5 Jul 2015 - A Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails, Yasser Tarwa from Hebron, has been in a state of unconsciousness since he was shot and arrested by Israeli forces on June 21, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS). ...
Settlers Reportedly Fired on Near Qalqilia
5 Jul 2015 - The Israeli army received reports, on Sunday, that the car of an Israeli settler was shot at near the illegal settlement of Kedumim, in the West Bank district of Qalqilia, with no injuries reported. ...
Army Closes Al Mughrabi Bridge
5 Jul 2015 - Israeli forces closed have the Mughrabi Bridge for hundreds of worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. ...
Journalists Targeted with Teargas by Israeli Soldiers
5 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers last Thursday targeted journalists working for Jordan's Ro'ya TV with teargas while they were covering a peaceful Palestinian demonstration near Jaba, a village north of Jerusalem. ...
VIDEO: Land Destruction in Jerusalem
5 Jul 2015 -
In June: Israel Detained 150, 60 are Minors
5 Jul 2015 - Israeli forces, in June, detained 150 Palestinians, including 60 minors and 19 women, statistics said. ...
Administrative Detainees Begin Strike on Israeli Courts and Prisons
5 Jul 2015 - 401 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are boycotting military courts in protest of the inhumane Israeli policy of administrative detention, which violates international humanitarian law and enables the Israeli government to detain Palestinians indefinitely without trial. ...
Security Zones Being Used to Further Expand West Bank Settlements
5 Jul 2015 - Land confiscated from Palestinians for the purpose of security buffer zones around illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank is actually being utilized as "land reserves or for agriculture," according to an investigation by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Bethlehem, Invade Ramallah Villages
5 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, two young Palestinians in Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem, clashed with local youths and kidnapped two teenagers. Soldiers also installed roadblocks near Ramallah, and invaded villages. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
IDF begins enlisting soldiers for 32 months instead of three years
In order to maintain preparedness, the IDF will recruit hundreds of salaried fighters for a period of several months.
Have Israelis really forgotten so quickly?
Conventional wisdom is that Israelis showed enormous resilience during last year's Gaza war – but many are belatedly showing symptoms of trauma.
Walking the Green Line: 48 years of occupation
It is now 48 years since the Six-Day War, a short military campaign with long-term consequences for Israel and the Palestinians. Writer Nir Baram spent a year meeting people on both sides of the Green Line.
The Forgotten War: A Year Since Gaza
One year after Operation Protective Edge, Haaretz sends its top writers to examine what has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and to ask whether – or when – the next war will erupt.
Iran has already started selling nuclear deal to its people
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says genuine progress has been made, but that U.S. is ready to walk away from talks if need be.
Still eyeless in Gaza
Operation Protective Edge of summer 2014 was just one more battle, hardly a war, in an endless cycle of violence and retribution that began thousands of years ago.
Hamas reopens lone Gaza cellphone service provider
Jawwal, a subsidiary of Palestine Telecommunications, was shuttered five days ago for alleged failure to pay taxes.
Settlers using West Bank security zones to expropriate Palestinian land
IDF turning blind eye as settlers take over private land to expand communities for reserves or agriculture.
The broken promise to rebuild Gaza
Whatever happened to the billions of dollars in aid the international community was supposedly sending to Gaza?
Israeli Arab given 3-year jail term for joining ISIS in Syria
23-year-old Hamzah Magamseh admitted he left Israel for Turkey with plans to join the Islamist group.
ISIS affiliate claims responsibility for rockets fired from Sinai into Israel
Projectiles found between two communities in Eshkol Regional Council after sirens sounded in Gaza border communities; no injuries or damage caused.
Gas isn't flowing, but coalition is rife with bad blood
The saga of the non-vote on the natural gas plan being pushed by the PM exposed his – and his coalition's – weakness, which may be exploited by a quartet of politicos seeking an election sooner rather than later.
Life in the ruins of post-war Gaza
It was a hardscrabble existence in the Gaza Strip even before last summer’s war. Now, the young dream of emigration and adults despair over ruined homes and lives. Haaretz reports from inside Gaza.
Senior Hamas official denies ties to ISIS in Sinai
Moussa Abu Marzouk says Hamas is not holding negotiations with Israel and condemns terrorist attacks in Sinai, saying they hinder Gazans ability to leave the enclave.
Clinton to Jewish donors: I will be a better friend to Israel than Obama
The Democratic frontrunner's comments on the perspective deal with Iran, Politico reported, were ‘a foreign policy Rorschach test.’
Defense Ministry won’t discuss Israeli arms sales to war-torn South Sudan
East African country, in midst of civil war, sent delegates to recent arms expo in Tel Aviv.
How Bibi convinced Israelis to forget about Gaza
SPECIAL MULTIMEDIA PROJECT: How Netanyahu won re-election despite Israel's costly 2014 ground offensive in Gaza.
How Egypt lost Sinai long before the ISIS attacks
Cairo's decades-long neglect of the northern part of the strategic peninsula and its people is now being paid for in Egyptian soldiers' blood.
Entebbe aftermath: How Bibi’s family cultivated the Yoni Netanyahu myth
The Netanyahu family won the Israel branding championship and minimized the role of every other officer in the 1976 operation.
UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution condemning Israel over Gaza war report
Resolution condemns Israel's targeting of innocents but completely ignores Hamas rocket fire; Netanyahu: Council neither interested in facts nor human rights.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Palestinian Security Services Launch Arrest Campaign against Hamas Member in the West Bank
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...
How to counter Israel's hasbara campaign
07/06/2015 - The Palestinian reality does not welcome any serious media effort to counter Israel's hasbara campaign.
Kerry says Iran nuclear talks 'could go either way'
07/05/2015 - US secretary of state says "genuine progress" made in talks but US still "prepared to walk away" if terms unacceptable.
  Daily Star
Iran's Zarif says differences remain in nuclear talks with major powers
6 Jul 2015 Iran's foreign minister said Monday some differences still remained between Iran and the six powers over the country's disputed nuclear programme ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a final agreement to end a 12-year-old dispute.
  YNet News
Italian police arrest Moroccan in anti-jihadism sweep
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Saudi-led strikes on Yemen hit party HQ of Houthi ally Saleh
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Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 15
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Greek Finance Minister resigns
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Jordanian security forces foil 'terror plot'
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Girl's picture omitted from Jerusalem hospital ads
5 Jul 2015 - Picture of four-year-old girl removed from publication promoting event for children at Shaare Zedek Medical Center among ultra-Orthodox public. ....
Israeli-Egyptian coordination is working, but it's not enough
5 Jul 2015 - Analysis: Officials in Cairo and in Jerusalem voiced the same mantra over the weekend: It's not ISIS, it's Hamas which is insisting on rocking Egypt. But for how long can Israel rely solely on Egypt to keep the triangle of terror off its fence? ....
State to Supreme Court: Give Olmert more prison time
5 Jul 2015 - State Attorney says that due to lenient punishment in the Talansky affair, former prime minister should be sentenced to firm prison time in the Investment Center Affair. ....
IN PHOTOS: History buffs re-enact Holy Land crusader battle
5 Jul 2015 - Some 60 people arrive in the lower Galilee to reenact 1187 Battle of Hattin, in which Christian Crusaders fought the Muslim army of Saladin. ....
Beit She'arim declared World Heritage Site
5 Jul 2015 - UNESCO announces the Mishnaic period village with its 30 burial caves is to be the ninth Israeli World Heritage Site; Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi, the Mishnah's chief redactor resided and is buried there. ....
Kashrut should be based on trust, not money
5 Jul 2015 - Op-ed: There is a prevalent feeling of revulsion towards Israel's kashrut industry, even among the religious society. Regardless of what the amendment to the law says, it will be bypassed, and the Rabbinate will become irrelevant again. ....
Government strikes down conversions reform
5 Jul 2015 - Despite objections from Bayit Yehudi, ministers vote to cancel legislation meant to enable less strict conversions to Judaism, give Shas authority over rabbinical courts. ....
Israel must eliminate ISIS while it's still small
5 Jul 2015 - Op-ed: The jihadist organization is neither a state nor an army; it's an enchanting idea. That's why it's important to hit those spreading this foolish idea before it turns into an epidemic. ....
Bnei Menashe visit Menashe's tomb
4 Jul 2015 - Some 2,700 years after their forefathers were exiled from Land of Israel, members of lost biblical tribe sing and dance near their forefather Joseph's grave and his son Menashe's tombstone in Nablus. ....
Gaza op devastation 1 year later
4 Jul 2015 - Ynet has returned to the sites of destruction and fear to document Israel's physical repair despite emotional scars that persist in the Israeli psyche. ....
‘What we’re going through is war’
4 Jul 2015 - ‘Every day there's terrorism on the roads and you can't know where it'll come from,' say settlers living in the Binyamin area of the West Bank, recently plagued with terror attacks. 'The government, the army, they all need to wake up. You can't abandon us like that.’ ....
Saying one thing and doing another
4 Jul 2015 - Op-ed: Statements from the French prime minister that France is fighting a ‘war of civilizations’ against global jihad don’t amount to much when the French government continues funding organizations who call for a boycott against Israel. ....
French anti-terrorist hotline challenges family ties
4 Jul 2015 - The French foreign ministry has set up a hotline which families can call to report a child having become a radicalized islamist; more than 2,200 youths have been reported thus far. ....
Gazans look to a hopeful future through resilient character
4 Jul 2015 - A year after Operation Protective Edge, there is a stark contrast in Gaza's scenery, where destroyed neighborhoods can be seen from the roof of a new boutique hotel. ....
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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....
VIDEO: Spying fears for Iran nuclear talks
BBC 6 Jul 2015 - BBC Arabic's Reda El Mawy reports on fears that sensitive talks on Iran's nuclear programme could be being spied on.
VIDEO: Battle scars: Gaza war's legacy
BBC 5 Jul 2015 - One year on, Lyse Doucet speaks to a 12-year-old boy who survived a defining moment of the 2014 war between Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.
Samsung founding startup accelerator in Israel
Globes Main News 5 Jul 2015 - The accelerator in Yakum is the first of its type in the world launched by Samsung.
BoI making banks record customer calls
Globes Main News 5 Jul 2015 - The Bank of Israel is concerned at the rapid rise in household credit.
Hundreds march in memorial service for murdered Palestinian teen
+972 Magazine 5 Jul 2015 - ‘Our only demand is that the murderers spend the rest of their lives in jail, so that everyone knows that what they did is unconscionable.’ By Michael Salisbury-Corech Family members mark a year since the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, Shuafat, East Jerusalem, June 2, 2015. (photo: Oren...
VIDEO: 'Iran talks could go either way'
BBC 5 Jul 2015 - The US Secretary of State John Kerry says an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could be reached this week but that the talks could still "go either way".
A racist country with too much influence over US — Israel’s new image among Democrats
Mondoweiss 5 Jul 2015 - Rightwing pro-Israel pollster Frank Luntz sounds the alarm with a survey of elite US opinion saying that 3/4 of American Democratic elites regard Israel as having too much influence, and half of them say Israel is racist. Just what we’ve been saying: criticism of Israel is...
Netanyahu: We won't surrender to demagogy
Globes Main News 5 Jul 2015 - "Because of our wise policy, Israel's per capital GDP is 50% higher than in Greece."
Oren’s demands make Israel’s liberal apologists squirm
Mondoweiss 5 Jul 2015 - Michael Oren’s book is driving a wedge right into the Israel lobby. His message that to be a member in good standing of “Jewish peoplehood” you must support Netanyahu, oppose a Palestinian state, and oppose the Iran deal is making Israel’s liberal apologists in the U.S....
PHOTOS: Palestinians climb over the wall into Jerusalem for Ramadan
+972 Magazine 5 Jul 2015 - As Palestinians cross over into Jerusalem from the West Bank, an IDF officer shoots dead a 19-year-old Palestinian by the separation wall. Text by Edo Konrad , photos by Yotam Ronen, Mustafa Bader / Activestills.org Palestinians cross the between the West Bank city of A-Ram and Jerusalem on...
House starts its review of Iran deal
Al-Monitor 5 Jul 2015 - A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of July 6.
Protestant churches split over anti-Israel divestment resolutions
Occupation Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - Debra Nussbaum Cohen--NEW YORK – It was one step forward and a step and a half back for the anti-Israel BDS movement this week. On Thursday, just two days after the United Church of Christ passed a measure requiring divestment from companies connected with Israel’s occupation...
Israel against the United Nations [forwarded by Dorinda Moreno]
Occupation Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - Vijay Prashad--The latest hard-hitting UN report on Israel`s military violence in Gaza tells a familiar story, but is unlikely to change much without a concerted international reaction. dn
Letter to the UN_ You cannot remain silent
Occupation Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - PNN--Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, Feda Abdelhady-Nasser, yesterday released a very strongly-worded letter condemning the UN Security Council’s silence on crimes committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), and urging the Council to...
The Sin of Being Occupied
Occupation Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - Nadia Harhash--A year after the ugly murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir on the hand of a group of fanatic Jews. The fanatic army of the state of Israel hunted down another young life, pointing again to Ramadan. A young (17 years) man smuggling himself out to...
Gaza Revisited
Occupation Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - France24--Video dn
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Tikun Olam 4 Jul 2015 - Arabic language web page served to Nicola Perugini while he surfed the web Nicola Perugini, a good friend (online) and co-author with Neve Gordon of numerous articles and a new book on the Israel-Palestine conflict, was sitting in a Ramallah cafe recently.  He was working on...
How does Israel’s media fight sexual harassment? With racism
+972 Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - An Israeli news site runs a piece about Palestinian men sexually assaulting Israeli women at the beach, begging the question: why is this particular story newsworthy when stories about Jewish men assaulting Jewish women rarely are? Palestinians from the West Bank enjoy the Mediterranean Sea on the...
Bulldozers poised outside Susiya, right in time for July 4th congressional break
Mondoweiss 4 Jul 2015 - Thursday evening military trucks, soundless but with lights flashing, delivered huge earthmoving bulldozers to an Israeli Army camp very close to Susiya, a small Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank. The Villages Group, a unique group of Israelis and Palestinians (and friends of many...
Finish line in sight at Iran nuclear talks
Al-Monitor 4 Jul 2015 - Substantial progress has been made in resolving key issues for a final Iran nuclear deal, but diplomats said some big and small issues still remain to be overcome to conclude the deal.
Surviving the ups and downs: Israel’s first Arab-Jewish school turns 30
+972 Magazine 4 Jul 2015 - For three decades the school at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam has taught our children how to grow and become adults with a cohesive national and human identity, without fear of the other. Today, however, the future looks as uncertain as ever. By Samah Salaime (translated by Rivka Einy)...
John Kerry gives update on Iran nuclear talks from Vienna
Middle East Eye 5 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined The American Secretary of State is giving a speech updating reporters on the talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna
Hamas reopens offices of Gaza's only mobile phone firm
Middle East Eye 5 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined Hamas had closed the offices of the mobile phone company Jawwal over a disagreement on tax revenue payments
Israel's change of heart towards Hamas
Middle East Eye 5 Jul 2015 - After vowing to crush Hamas during last year's war, Israeli politicians and generals publicly support the group staying in power in Gaza. It is less strange than it may seem.
Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA
Middle East Eye 4 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined A UN watchdog has said that it could complete a report by the end of the year detailing whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons
Iran, US inching towards nuclear deal
Middle East Eye 3 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined As Iran's foreign minister met US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday, Kerry praised 'the genuine effort' being made by all sides
IS in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel
Middle East Eye 3 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined The IS-linked group said the rocket fire was in retaliation for alleged Israeli support for Egypt's armed forces
Did Jewish Groups Push Too Hard on N.Y. Education Tax Credit?
The Forward New 3 Jul 2015 - In a rare show of unity, the UJA-Federation joined with the Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox to back tuition tax credits in New York. The initiative failed. Are aggressive tactics to blame?
Egypt: Rocket Fired Into Israel, Military Checking If Source Is Sinai - Israeli Radio
allAfrica.com 4 Jul 2015 - [Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A rocket fired into Southern Israel did not cause any damages or injuries on Friday but Israeli military sources said there an investigation to see if the rocket was fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Israeli state radio reported.
South Africa: Gaza Help Not Over
allAfrica.com 3 Jul 2015 - [News24Wire] University of KwaZulu-Natal academic, theologian and activist Clint le Bruyns says the mission to Gaza is not over and the delays have only made him more determined and stronger.
Samsung founding startup accelerator in Israel
Globes Main News 5 Jul 2015 - The accelerator in Yakum is the first of its type in the world launched by Samsung.
BoI making banks record customer calls
Globes Main News 5 Jul 2015 - The Bank of Israel is concerned at the rapid rise in household credit.
Netanyahu: We won't surrender to demagogy
Globes Main News 5 Jul 2015 - "Because of our wise policy, Israel's per capital GDP is 50% higher than in Greece."
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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 6 Jul 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...
  Ma'an News
Right-wing Jews attack Palestinian vehicles in Jerusalem, injure woman
7/5/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian woman was injured Saturday evening when right-wing Jews threw stones at Palestinian vehicles in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the incident took place near "the Tomb of Simeon...
Israeli navy opens fire on Gaza fishermen
7/5/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen in several locations off the coast of the Gaza Strip with no injuries reported, witnesses said. Fishermen said their fishing boats came under fire off the coast of al-Waha...
Israeli forces set up checkpoints near Ramallah district villages
7/5/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Saturday evening set up checkpoints at the entrances to several Ramallah district villages where they inspected Palestinian vehicles entering and leaving. Witnesses told Ma'an that heavy traffic formed at the main entrances to...
Report: Settlers using 'security zones' to expand in the West Bank
7/5/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Land confiscated from Palestinians for the purpose of security buffer zones around illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank is actually being utilized as "land reserves or for agriculture," according to aninvestigation by Israeli newspaper Haaretz The buffer...
322 Israeli soldiers became disabled after Gaza aggression
7/5/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- According to Israel's Ministry of Defense 322 Israeli soldiers were injured to the point of disability during last summer's 50 day Gaza war. According to reports, 177 soldiers are classified as 22 percent disabled...
Technical fault in electricity grid from Egypt leaves Rafah in dark
7/5/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip was left in darkness Saturday evening after the main Egyptian grid that supplies the city with electricity malfunctioned. The Gaza Electricity Disribution Corporation (GEDCo) said in a statement that the...
DFLP warns of deepening divide between West Bank, Gaza
7/5/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) warned Sunday that a new unity government formed without the support of all Palestinian factions would deepen the divide between the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A spokesperson for...
Little hope in Gaza ruins a year after devastating war
7/5/2015 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- In the ruins of what used to be his home, Gaza Strip resident Rabah Abu Shanab reflects on what used to be -- and what little hope remains."We were doing better a year ago," the 57-year-old said while...
Kerry, Zarif race against the clock in Iran nuclear talks
7/5/2015 - VIENNA (AFP) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart went face to face again Sunday with time running out to nail down a landmark nuclear deal in marathon talks in Vienna. Ahead of Tuesday's final deadline, there...
Israel rows back Judaism conversion reform
7/5/2015 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli ministers on Sunday struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over Jewish conversions in Israel. A proposal approved by the cabinet in November but never passed by parliament stipulated that the...
  The Guardian
A year after the war, Gaza grieves for its child casualties
6 Jul 2015 - At a school where six boys were killed during last summer’s Israeli offensive, the loss is an open wound. For other young Palestinians, the...
Romeo and Juliet in Palestine review – Shakespeare under occupation
5 Jul 2015 - Tom Sperlinger’s account of teaching English literature to students in the occupied territories is an illuminating look at the wider role of education In...
  Ha'aretz National News
Why a top Israeli cop killed himself
Ha'aretz - 6 Jul 2015
Syrian refugees in Europe biding time, with eyes on Germany
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Percentage of women on Israeli college faculties among lowest in West
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Israeli ministers nix bill setting separate goals for Arab schools
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Arab residents of central Israeli town get electricity from Palestinian Authority
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Israeli national park added to UNESCO World Heritage List
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Southern Israeli council fights government plan to resettle Bedouin villages
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Bowing to ultra-Orthodox parties, Israeli cabinet nixes conversion reform
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Ministers reject two bills seeking to allow civil marriage
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Palestinians say Jerusalem council trying to turn Mt. Scopus into park
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Senior Israel Police commander, involved in corruption scandal, commits suicide
Ha'aretz - 5 Jul 2015
Israeli gov't to issue bid for national earthquake warning center
Ha'aretz - 4 Jul 2015
Thousands across Israel protest natural gas framework deal
Ha'aretz - 4 Jul 2015
Lieberman: Netanyahu's government won't last through 2015
Ha'aretz - 4 Jul 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
Abu Marzouk: Hamas firm on its swap deal pre-condition
4 Jul 2015 - Member of Hamas's political bureau Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk stressed that Hamas will never compromise its condition before embarking on any future prisoners' swap dealز
Qassam Brigades: We have nothing to do with Sinai attacks
4 Jul 2015 - The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas Movement, strongly denied the Israeli claims over its involvement in the terrorist attacks in Sinai Peninsula.
Abu Marzouk, Palestinian leaders discuss Lebanese refugee camps situation
4 Jul 2015 - Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk has held many meetings with leaders of Palestinian factions for three consecutive days to discuss the Palestinian affairs.
Ramadan Sweets in Palestine
4 Jul 2015 -
A new light train railway to connect settlements with J'lem
4 Jul 2015 - The Hebrew weekly newspaper Kol Ha'ir said on Saturday that the so-called Israeli Local Committee approved last week the "Green Railway" blueprint of the light train.
PA arrests anti-Occupation activists to please Israel
4 Jul 2015 - Palestinian Authority (PA) security agencies embarked this week on a fresh campaign of repression against activists suspected of affiliation with the Palestinian Islamic liberation group Hamas.
Abu Khdeir, a light that never goes out (report)
4 Jul 2015 - It has been a year since the Jerusalemite child Muhammad Abu Khdeir was savagely burned to death by three Jewish terrorist settlers.
UNHRC endorses Israel's summer aggression report
4 Jul 2015 - The UN Human Rights Council endorsed on Friday a report made by a UN inquiry commission on Israel's 2014 summer aggression on Gaza.
Egypt denies rocket fired towards Israel
4 Jul 2015 - Egyptian military spokesman, Brig-Gen Mohammed Samir, denied Friday Israeli claims saying that a rocket was fired from Sinai into Eshkol in southern Israel.
IPS steps up attacks against Palestinian prisoners
4 Jul 2015 - The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has notably stepped up night raids and attacks against Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of the year, Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies said.
Injuries reported as IOF suppresses anti-settlement march
4 Jul 2015 - Dozens of injuries were reported Friday as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) brutally suppressed the weekly anti-settlement march in a West Bank village.
Israeli human rights violations escalated over the week
3 Jul 2015 - The Palestinian Human Rights Center (PHRC) stated in its weekly report issued on Friday that Israeli forces continued over the past week systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
Thousands mourn Palestinian teen killed at Qalandia checkpoint
3 Jul 2015 - Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of Muhammad al-Kasbah, 17, who was cold-bloodedly killed by Israeli fire Friday morning near Qalandia refugee camp to the north of occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli draft resolution to displace Palestinians forever
3 Jul 2015 - Deputy of Israeli War Minister Eli Ben Dahan has submitted a draft resolution to forever displace the families of Palestinians who were involved in attacks against Israeli targets.
200 thousand worshipers perform Friday prayers at al-Aqsa
3 Jul 2015 - Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) have imposed new restrictions on Palestinian worshipers arriving from the occupied West Bank to perform Friday prayers in al-Aqsa mosque.
Hamas slams PA arrest campaign against its cadres in W. Bank
3 Jul 2015 - The Hamas Movement has condemned the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its frenzied arrest campaign against its cadres in the West Bank.
Tension flares up in O.J’lem after Israel kills 17-year-old Kasaba
3 Jul 2015 - Tension rose in Occupied Jerusalem and the area surrounding the checkpoint to Qalandia refugee camp after the news of al-Kasaba’s murder, shot dead by the Israeli army, became public.
PA arrests 108 Hamas backers in West Bank
3 Jul 2015 - Palestinian Authority (PA) forces overnight Thursday and at dawn Friday arrested 108 Hamas members in the West Bank, in one of the biggest raids of its kind in months.
Palestinian teenager killed in cold blood at Qalandiya checkpoint
3 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers at dawn Friday cold-bloodedly killed 17-year-old Mohamed al-Kasbah at Qalandiya checkpoint where scores of Palestinians were pouring in to cross into occupied Jerusalem to attend prayers at the Aqsa Mosque.
Israel stepped up infringement of Palestinians’ rights in OJ
3 Jul 2015 - The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have stepped up violations of Palestinians’ rights and attacks on Muslims’ holy sites in Occupied Jerusalem city.
Can the UN's agency for Palestinians be fixed?
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT 03 July 2015 (IRIN) - Facing what its commissioner-general Pierre Krähenbühl called its “most serious financial crisis ever,” this week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees announced let go some half of its international personnel. What, if anything, can be done to fix the frequently broke agency?
  New York Times
Egypt Warns Journalists Over Coverage of Militant Attacks
5 Jul 2015 - President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, facing criticism of his counterinsurgency strategy, compared reporting to a “fourth generation of warfare, and even fifth.”
Israeli Cabinet Rejects Measure to Ease Jewish Conversions
5 Jul 2015 - The reversal of a measure approved by the previous cabinet signaled the renewed strength of ultra-Orthodox parties in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition.
Syrian Forces and Hezbollah Push to Bolster Border Control
5 Jul 2015 - Hezbollah, which has intervened on behalf of its ally, the Syrian government, is trying to cement control of the Lebanese frontier in a complex conflict.
Kerry Warns Iran of Hard Choices Needed for Nuclear Deal
5 Jul 2015 - Two days before a target date for an agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry says the negotiations “could go either way.”
U.N. Nuclear Chief Is Optimistic About Iranian Cooperation on Review
4 Jul 2015 - Completing an assessment on Iran’s suspected past nuclear work by December might help speed up lifting of sanctions, and remove a major hurdle in the talks.
Syria Forces and Hezbollah Attack Insurgents Near Lebanon
4 Jul 2015 - Government forces and their allies in the Lebanese Shiite group began an offensive in Zabadani, a mountain town.
ISIS Destroys More Artifacts in Syria and Iraq
3 Jul 2015 - Islamic State militants said they had smashed statues from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, and antiquities experts said a 13th-century tomb in Iraq was wrecked.
Aleppo Fighting Flares as Syria Insurgents Attack
3 Jul 2015 - In the worst fighting in the divided Syrian city in months, insurgents unleashed rockets and shells, and civilians came under fire from both sides.
Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teenager in West Bank
3 Jul 2015 - The Israeli military said the youth and others were throwing stones and rocks, but the Palestinian news media said he was shot trying to scale a wall near a crossing point.
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Erlich aiming to continue surprise run at Wimbledon
6 Jul 2015 - Israeli doubles veteran into 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2120
Security forces arrest three security suspects in West Bank
6 Jul 2015 -
Analysis: Religious choice at threat as haredi parties reassert control over Jewish life
6 Jul 2015 - On Sunday, the struggle of the haredi parties to reconsolidate power over religious life under one authority began in earnest.
Iran's Zarif says some differences remain in nuclear talks with major powers
5 Jul 2015 -
Al-Quds Brigade builds watch tower directly across IDF structure on Gaza border
5 Jul 2015 - From the the tower, as seen in the pictures the group provided, IDF structures were visible, as well as an IDF jeep patrolling the border.
2015/16 soccer season to begin with fireworks
5 Jul 2015 - Sunday revealed that Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Tel Aviv will renew their bitter rivalry in the first weekend of the campaign.
Top Israel police investigator Bracha commits suicide
5 Jul 2015 - In 2012, Bracha made waves when he broke the case against Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, after he recorded the rabbi attempting to bribe him.
Islamic Jihad in Gaza sets up watch tower next to Israeli border
5 Jul 2015 -
Germany sees progress in Iran talks, says final deal requires courage
5 Jul 2015 -
Rivlin tells Arab journalists: We must be Israelis not Jews or Arabs
5 Jul 2015 - Rivlin urges Israel's Arab population not to think of itself as a separate entity making a distinction between Arabs and Jews.
US public opinion expert: Iran deal can still be stopped
5 Jul 2015 - "It would require the most efficient, effective and unified PR campaign in my lifetime."
France's Fabius it's time for Iran to make commitments
5 Jul 2015 -
Second arson in 2 days shuts down Jerusalem train station
5 Jul 2015 - Forensic evidence leads police to a nearby Palestinian village.
WATCH: Flotilla activists release footage of IDF intercepting 'Marianne'
5 Jul 2015 - "I ask you soldier to move from our boat. Don't threaten us. Go away," activist heard shouting in newly-released footage.
PA warns Hamas: Don't carry out terror attacks on Palestinian security forces in West Bank
5 Jul 2015 - The warning comes in response to threats made by Hamas leaders over the past few days.
Reebok to invest NIS 15m. in Israeli retail stores
5 Jul 2015 -
US will not 'shave at the margins' for Iran deal, Kerry says
5 Jul 2015 - "We are not yet where we need to be" for the US to say with confidence that there will be a comprehensive nuclear deal by the end of the week, Kerry says.
The path to aliya- Indian style
5 Jul 2015 - Freund’s goal is to find all those who descended from generations that suffered under the Inquisition and forced conversions, to bring them back into the fold and welcome them to Israel.
Boycott takes center stage
5 Jul 2015 - Netanyahu launches a global campaign to fight the boycotters.
Gaza lion cubs en route to new home in Jordan
5 Jul 2015 - The young lions are heading to an animal treatment center in Jordan.
Kerry: We've never been closer to an Iran deal, but it could still go either way
5 Jul 2015 -
Police nab suspect in attempted murder of Beitar Jerusalem FC owner
5 Jul 2015 -
Director-general of Al-Midan Theater steps down
5 Jul 2015 - Culture Ministry: Theater is managed by group that works against Israel.
Costa Rica becomes 33rd country to launch pro-Israel caucus
5 Jul 2015 - The 20 Parliamentarians signed a foundation document reaffirming Israel as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Kerry to make statement on Iran nuclear talks
5 Jul 2015 -
Kerry, Zarif meet on divisive issues as Iran nuclear deadline approaches
5 Jul 2015 - The two sides remain divided on such issues as lifting United Nations sanctions and on research and development using advanced centrifuges.
Beit She'arim tombs in Western Galilee named to UNESCO World Heritage List
5 Jul 2015 - Rock-cut catacombs dating back to 2nd Century becomes 9th revered cultural site in Israel recognized by United Nations agency.
Report: Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held Syrian border city
5 Jul 2015 - The army, backed by Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest control of Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, from the rebels who have held it since 2012.
Despite crisis at home, Greek FM to begin 3-day visit to Israel
5 Jul 2015 - Greek government broadcasts "business as usual" message as FM Nikos Kotzias goes ahead with planned visit.
Hamas reopens office of Gaza's sole mobile phone provider
5 Jul 2015 -
Amid emerging nuclear deal, Iran deploys new home-built long-range radar
5 Jul 2015 - Iran has taken steps to develop its air defenses after US and Israeli officials warned of possible military action to curtail its nuclear program.
Government cancels conversion reform in cabinet vote
5 Jul 2015 - Sharansky: Unacceptable that vital issue for Jewish people subject to coalition politics and election cycles
Foreign Ministry denies reports of Uruguay investigating Israeli embassy worker
5 Jul 2015 - According to local media reports, local police named an Israeli embassy security worker as the main suspect in planting a fake bomb on June 17 in Montevideo.
Analysis: Israel’s lesson to Greece
5 Jul 2015 - Middle Israel: By coincidence, the Greek default fell on the anniversary of the 1985 economic plan that saved Israel from a similar fate; what did Shimon Peres do right that the Greeks did wrong?
Macabbi TA, Jerusalem rivalry continues to heat up off the court
4 Jul 2015 - Hours after agreeing personal terms with Dagan Yivzori, Jerusalem was stunned to discover that the Israeli sharp-shooter had signed a contract with Maccabi on Thursday.
Analysis: Looking at the cup half-full in UN human rights council vote
4 Jul 2015 - Israel was faced with a choice: either a watered-down resolution without any real operative significance that the EU countries would support, or a much tougher resolution.
Timber Timbre ready to carve a niche for themselves in TA
4 Jul 2015 - The Canadian indie rock band led by Taylor Kirk brings its cinematic soundscapes to Israel for the first time.
Thousands take to Tel Aviv streets to protest gas deal
4 Jul 2015 - Four other protests took place simultaneously throughout the country, including outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, as well as the premier's home in Caesarea.
Liberman: Lack of deterrence in Gaza made world ignore us
4 Jul 2015 - The government's weak policies towards Gaza led the world to ignore Israel in Iran talks, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman said Saturday.
Clinton: Tehran will remain a principal state sponsor of terrorism despite agreement
4 Jul 2015 - Iran's "aggressiveness will not end" the former US secretary of state added in a speech at a campaign event.
Analysis: Rouhani’s anti-gay policies mirror his predecessor
4 Jul 2015 - According to the US State Department’s new Human Rights report, “LGBT persons [in Iran] practiced self-imposed exile to express their beliefs freely or escape government harassment.”
Video: Islamic State conducts mass execution in Palmyra
4 Jul 2015 - Video uploaded to social media purports to show Islamic States militants leading a group of what is said to be Assad soldiers.
Mahmoud Abbas appoints Saeb Erekat to secretary-general of PLO
4 Jul 2015 - The move can be seen as an indication of Abbas’s full confidence in Erekat and that he even considers him fit to serve as the next PA president.
Jerusalem Post wishes a Happy Fourth of July to our readers in America and across the globe
4 Jul 2015 - Millions of Americans readied on Saturday for Independence Day parades and firework shows
Breakthroughs appear in Vienna on Iran nuclear talks
4 Jul 2015 - Three major sticking points obstructing world powers and Iran from making an historic nuclear deal appear to have been resolved.
Forest fire rages near Jerusalem, police investigating arson
4 Jul 2015 - Police say there have been three fires in the area in the past week; four planes part of effort to get blaze under control.
Assad forces, Hezbollah launch major assault on Lebanon border city
4 Jul 2015 - The former popular resort city of Zabadani is one of the rebels' last strongholds along the border.
'ISIS, Gaza militants, Iran nuclear negotiators, do not give Israel a second thought'
4 Jul 2015 - A day after ISIS Sinai-affiliate claims responsibility for rocket launch on Negev, former FM says Israeli deterrence has been damaged since Operation Protective Edge.

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