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Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank
25 Oct 2016 -
Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Tents In Palestinian Land, In The Northern Plains
25 Oct 2016 - Dozens of extremist Israeli colonists invaded, on Tuesday, a Palestinian land in Khirbit al-Himma, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and installed tents, after recently illegally occupying the land, and establishing a new outpost.
Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians In Jerusalem
25 Oct 2016 -
Palestinian Man And His Wife Injured After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car
25 Oct 2016 -
As Jewish Extremists Provoke Residents of Old City Jerusalem, Palestinians Prepare to Mark 100 Years since Balfour Declaration
24 Oct 2016 - Hardline Jewish Israeli extremists marched on Monday, through annexed East Jerusalem’s Old City area, provoking the city’s Palestinian residents and, in some instances, holding religious rituals at the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque, residents said. The extremists,...
Lieberman: Israel Will Lift Seige on Gaza Strip if Hamas Demilitarizes
24 Oct 2016 - In a controversial move, the leading Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds, has conducted a long interview with
Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into A Hamas Site In Gaza
24 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Force fired, on Monday morning, at least one missile into a site, rub by the Al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip,...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Secret documents show how Israel tried to evade international scrutiny of occupation
In two cables from '67 and '68, Foreign Ministry officials admit violations of Geneva Conventions, instruct diplomats how to evade need for compliance by eschewing use of the word ‘occupation.’
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
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...
PA has created 'atmosphere of hysteria', activists say
10/25/2016 - A recent poll finds majority of Palestinian youth favour PA survival but analysts say this doesn't reflect reality.
  Daily Star
Egypt has no confirmation yet on whether Saudi oil aid will resume in Nov
25 Oct 2016 Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek El Molla said on Tuesday there was no confirmation yet on whether Saudi petroleum supplies to Egypt would resume in November after being suspended this month
Lebanon judge charges 13 with belonging to ISIS
25 Oct 2016 Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr charged 13 Syrian nationals with belonging to ISIS, state media reported Tuesda
Shrine to Jesus in Israel robbed, vandalised: church
25 Oct 2016 A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalised, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said Tuesday
  YNet News
UN gets reports of massacres by ISIS around Mosul
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It’s not Netanyahu, it’s the left-center leaders
25 Oct 2016 - Barak, Livni, Lapid and Herzog are all to blame for cooperating with the prime minister’s deception. As long as the leaders of the Zionist left and center avoid confronting Netanyahu, they are abusing their position as heads of the Jewish state camp. ....
US-led coalition strikes target ISIS near Mosul
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Hungary suffering worst labour shortage on record
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ISIS claims attack on Pakistani police college which killed 59
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Congolese oppose extension of Kabila's mandate, poll shows
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B’Tselem and Arab rapper: No such thing as bad publicity
25 Oct 2016 - Op-ed: While criticism against B'Tselem head Elad is completely justified, by vowing to bar national service volunteers from B’Tselem, Netanyahu only helped the organization increase its donations. Meanwhile, his ministers turned an unimportant rapper into a cultural hero. ....
Human Rights Watch: Russia, Saudi don't belong on UN human rights council
25 Oct 2016 - The human rights group opposes Russia's stoking military conflict in Syria, while Saudi Arabia is reportedly murdering thousands of civilians in Yemen.; the group also marked China and Egypt as known human rights violators. ....
Pilot program in IDF officer's course places female cadets among groups of men
24 Oct 2016 - Over 90% of IDF roles are open to women, but just 7% of those in combat roles are women. The new program is trying to find out whether the immersion of women in a group of men will ease the feelings of discomfort and cause more unit cohesion among the sexes. ....
Portugal has only approved 8% of Sephardic Jewish applications for citizenship
24 Oct 2016 - Since March 2015, when descendants of Jews persecuted 500 years were granted the right to apply for citizenship, 3,546 applications remain in pending, and a mere 292 have been approved. ....
Flying ball of fire seen across central Israel
24 Oct 2016 - Israelis were shocked to see a giant ball of fire with a large white contrail over central Israel on Monday; it turns out the great ball of fire was just a US military transport plane flying at 35,000 feet. ....
Hakafot in Tel Aviv and near Gaza
24 Oct 2016 - With the Tishrei holidays at an end, Israelis in the south and the center of the country, along with Jews across the world, are celebrating hakafot. ....
UN peacekeepers kill 3 in Central African Republic
24 Oct 2016 - Protests calling for the dismissal of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic MINUSCA turns violent as gunfire rings out; force has had peacekeepers rape children and fire into crowds killing people indiscriminately. ....
Second Hamas militant dies in tunnel collapse
24 Oct 2016 - Following a rocket attack in the morning and Israeli air strikes soon after, a Hamas terrorist dies in a tunnel collapse near Rafah; this is the second deadly tunnel collapse in as many days. ....
Police discover 1,600 marijuana plants outside Kiryat Malachi
24 Oct 2016 - In a field concealed by a high concrete wall on Moshav Hodayah outside Kiryat Malachi, police found 1,600 marijuana plants; a family grow operation, the mother and oldest son have been arrested. ....
Egypt's security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos
24 Oct 2016 - Following calls by the Muslim Brotherhood to go out into the streets to protest the al-Sisi regime on November 11, the Egyptian interior minister claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood is 'creating skepticism over the ability of the state and its institutions to satisfy popular expectations.' ....
Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup
24 Oct 2016 - As the Venezuelan declares that Maduro had instituted an un-democratic coup, hundreds of Maduro supporters stormed the Congress in an effor to silence opposition leaders. ....
A year with the President of Russia
24 Oct 2016 - Putin-themed 2017 calendars hit the shelves in Russia allowing fans to enjoy the president every day of the year, all while soaking in the wisdom his quotes exude. ....
Lieberman: If Hamas forces war on us, it will be their last
24 Oct 2016 - In the rare interview with Al-Quds newspaper, the Israeli defense minister outlined his thoughts on Palestinian statehood, a final peace agreement and Mahmoud Abbas; 'if they make the decision to stop digging tunnels, smuggling arms and firing rockets at us, we will be the first investors in the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip.' ....
Struggling Gaza factory turns to recycling to survive
24 Oct 2016 - The struggling plastic factory, which employs 50 workers, had to turn to recycling as a new source of raw materials following the Israeli/Egyptian blockade; Due to the recycling effort, the factory in east Gaza City produces between 1.5 to 2 tons of irrigation pipes, black trash bags and cable hoses each day. ....
Rouhani: US election between "bad or worse" candidate
24 Oct 2016 - Rouhani's comments about the US election came in response to an alleged conversation held with unnamed head of state during a United Nations visit in September; 'America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country.' ....
Rocket fire at Sha'ar Hanegev, IDF retaliates
24 Oct 2016 - Following the sounding of a Code Red siren early Monday morning in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, the IDF retaliates against Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip; Rocket apparently landed in Hamas territory. ....
The new King of Gaza
23 Oct 2016 - Analysis: With elections for the Hamas leadership coming up in December, and with Khaled Mashal officially announcing that he will be stepping away from the leadership position, political infighting and maneuvering has begun amongst the candidates to be the new King of Gaza ....
Palestinians arrest 4 who visited settler Sukkah
23 Oct 2016 - After being recieved for an interfaith meal at the house of the Mayor of Efrat, four Palestinians have been arrested by the Palestinian Authority; PA security official: 'any Palestinian cooperation with settlers is viewed as violating the law, as he cooperates with the enemy.' ....
Pluristem raises $30m from Chinese investors
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - Innovative Medical Management Co. Ltd. is investing in the Israeli placenta-based cell therapy products developer.
Proofpoint buys cloud security co FireLayers for $55m
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - FireLayers's Herzliya office will become US cyber security company Proofpoint's Israel development center.
Liberman offers Gaza carrots and sticks
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - The Minister of Defense told "Al Quds" Israel would destroy Gaza if it continues fighting or rebuild it, if it stops firing rockets and digging tunnels.
CollPlant files to raise $25m on Wall Street
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - The Israeli tissue repair developer plans listing on Nasdaq.
Israeli co Change launches overdraft alert
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - The Caesarea based startup has also unveiled its machine learning platform that uses behavioral economics to actively teach people better spending habits.
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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....
Struggle Mounts between Abbas, Dahlan
Asharq Alawsat ME News 25 Oct 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Ramallah- One day after the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ousting a number of leaders from Fatah suspected of having ties … continue reading Struggle Mounts between Abbas, Dahlan
Aoun’s Opponents Gather to Curb His Enthusiasm… Hezbollah Busy Pleasing Berri
Asharq Alawsat ME News 25 Oct 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Beirut: Opponents of the Change and Reform leader General Michel Aoun have accepted the fact they are incapable to affect … continue reading Aoun’s Opponents Gather to Curb His Enthusiasm… Hezbollah Busy Pleasing Berri
The Iran Wars: Obama Appeased Iran
Asharq Alawsat ME News 25 Oct 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . London –Wall Street Journal chief foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon issued a book entitled: In “The Iran Wars” which took … continue reading The Iran Wars: Obama Appeased Iran
Opposing the occupation means being anti-Israel, to Netanyahu
Occupation Magazine 24 Oct 2016 - Mairav Zonszein - +972 - No one questions, for example, the patriotism of those – both in Israeli government and civil society — pushing to retroactively authorize settlement outposts built on private Palestinian land that even the government says are illegal. [bz]
While Bibi was busy slamming me on Facebook
Occupation Magazine 24 Oct 2016 - Hagai El-Ad - Times of Israel - Sift through all the slander directed at B’Tselem and you will be hard-pressed to find a single official response to the actual facts we stated. No one in government has denied that Israel plans to maintain control of the...
Israeli force detain 15 Palestinians, including Al-Aqsa security guard in raids
Occupation Magazine 24 Oct 2016 - Ma`an - According to the Islamic Endowment, or Waqf, that runs the Al-Aqsa compound, Israeli forces detained Muhannad al-Zaghal while he was at the entrance to the compound`s Chain Gate, where he works as security guard. [bz]
Saudi Arabia reiterates determination to expose Hezbollah terrorism
Arab News 24 Oct 2016 - Author: Arab News Tue, 2016-10-25 ID: 1477343402272762000 RIYADH: The Cabinet on Monday renewed the Kingdom’s determination to fight the terrorist activities of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and to continue work with partners around the world to expose its terrorist and criminal activities. This was reaffirmed...
Clinton should cut ‘how Israel is treating the Palastinians’ from DC speech — Podesta in email
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2016 - Another landmark in the censorship of Palestinians from the official discourse: This  John Podesta email  at Wikileaks is getting a workout on twitter today. The Clinton campaign chairman urged speechwriters to take out a cue to “how Israel is treating the Palastinians” from a speech Hillary...
Palestinians join Standing Rock Sioux to protest Dakota Access Pipeline
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2016 - “Perhaps only in North Dakota, where oil tycoons wine and dine elected officials, and where the governor, Jack Dalrymple, serves as an adviser to the Trump campaign, would state and county governments act as the armed enforcement for corporate interests. In recent weeks, the state has...
Has JASTA pushed Saudi Arabia and Israel closer?
Al-Monitor 24 Oct 2016 - Riyadh has become convinced more than ever that the closer it gets to Tel Aviv, which it believes has influence in US decision-making circles, the stronger and safer it will become in the face of JASTA.
Why one Palestinian actor came back to the Israeli stage
Al-Monitor 24 Oct 2016 - Actor George Ibrahim appeared at the Acre Fringe Theater Festival almost 30 years after leaving the Israeli art scene and establishing the Al-Kasaba Ramallah Theater.
Following attacks, B’Tselem donations increase tenfold
+972 Magazine 24 Oct 2016 - Over 3,700 people have signed on to a call supporting the human rights organization, after the Knesset coalition chair calls to revoke its executive director’s citizenship. By John Brown* ACRI executive director Hagai El-Ad at the Human Rights Day march in Tel Aviv, December 11, 2009 (...
Will warming ties with Iran impact Morocco’s relationship with Saudi Arabia?
Al-Monitor 24 Oct 2016 - Morocco announced the appointment of an ambassador to Tehran, ending a seven-year break in diplomatic ties. But concerns are emerging about the reaction of Saudi Arabia, an ally to the kingdom and enemy of Iran.
Will the Palestinian Authority succeed in pursuing activists beyond its borders?
Al-Monitor 24 Oct 2016 - Palestinian activists living abroad report being targeted for airing their criticisms on social media.
Iran's Rouhani breaks his silence on US presidential race
Al-Monitor 24 Oct 2016 - For the first time, Iran’s moderate president has spoken about the US presidential election — but even his criticism is dismissed by his hard-line opponents.
Habima to travel to Kiryat Arba, fans protest
Occupation Magazine 23 Oct 2016 - Ran Boker - Ynet - A post protesting its showing in Kiryat Arba, which received hundreds of "likes" and dozens of "shares" on social media site Facebook, read, "There are few places more loathsome than that in our area. I suggest that the actors and crewmembers...
Israel supporter refuses to share Bard stage with Dima Khalidi and cites stereotypes about Jews smelling bad
Mondoweiss 23 Oct 2016 - Here is an upsetting/weird incident at Bard College in the Hudson Valley. On Friday Kenneth Marcus, an advocate for Israel, refused to share the stage with Dima Khalidi of Palestine Legal during a two-day conference on free speech on campus. The organizer of the conference — who...
The two-state solution is dead. Let’s move on
+972 Magazine 23 Oct 2016 - It’s time for both Israelis and Palestinians to recognize that we’ve reached a stalemate: nobody is leaving, and the status quo just isn’t pragmatic. By Talal Jabari A Palestinian youth rides a bicycle adorned with Palestinian flags past the Israeli separation wall near Jerusalem. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)...
Cut the hype: A Saudi-Egyptian break up is not imminent
Middle East Eye 25 Oct 2016 - Saudi and Egypt have too many interests wrapped up in their relations to let recent differences - or Iran - come between them
US, Iranian chief diplomats win prize for Iran nuclear deal
Middle East Eye 24 Oct 2016 - Language Undefined The two officials, who led negotiations for nuclear agreement between 2013 and 2015, won the Chatham House Prize
The rubbish crisis is back in Lebanon, and so is #YouStink
Middle East Eye 24 Oct 2016 - Language Undefined Lebanon's #YouStink movement returns to social media a year after the government announced plans to solve the growing garbage crisis
What happens when you wash Israel's dirty linen in public
Middle East Eye 24 Oct 2016 - After B'tselem's call at the UN and Joint List's decision to boycott Peres' funeral, Israelis are forced to support or oppose occupation
Israel bombs Gaza as Lieberman says next war 'will be the last'
Middle East Eye 24 Oct 2016 - Language Undefined Israeli bombs strip in response to rocket fire, as Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman says next conflict will 'completely destroy' Hamas
Israel shuts Palestinian crossings for Jewish holiday
Middle East Eye 23 Oct 2016 - Language Undefined Crossings into Israel are regularly shut down by Israeli authorities during the many Jewish holidays that take place throughout the year
The Demise of the Jewish Deli, Again
The Foward Breaking News 25 Oct 2016 - Another Jerry’s Famous Deli is closing in Los Angeles.
Baltimore Poised To Elect First Orthodox City Councilmember
The Foward Breaking News 25 Oct 2016 - Baltimore has a rich Jewish that stretches back to the colonial era. Next month will mark a milestone in that history as the Maryland town elects its first Orthodox Jew, Isaac “Yitzy  Schleifer, to the City Council.
In a First, a Brooklyn Yeshiva Agrees to $2.1 Million Child Sex Abuse Settlement
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2016 - An Orthodox Brooklyn yeshiva has agreed to pay two of its former students $2.1 million for alleged sexual molestation they suffered at age six from a senior rabbi on the school’s faculty†the first known case of such a settlement by a Jewish day school.
The Jewish Education of Jessye Stein †on a South Dakota Indian Reservation
The Forward New 24 Oct 2016 - One day, Jessye Stein, a computer teacher on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, was trying to persuade a student to return to his Lakota language class when the young man suddenly posed an unexpected question. “He asked me where I come from, where...
The Truth About Anti-Semitism on Campus †It’s Not All About Israel
The Forward New 24 Oct 2016 - A new study has singled out campus “hotspots  where Jewish students feel threatened by anti-Semitism accross the country.
Divine Intersection: The Surprising Story of the Jews Who Became Sufi Muslims
The Forward New 23 Oct 2016 - How American Jews, under the tutelage of a Sri Lankan mystic, became Sufi Muslims. These are the Jewish Sufis †you can call them Jewfis.
PHOTOS: Inside the Life of the Jewish Sufis
The Forward New 22 Oct 2016 - Who are the Jewish Sufis?
Donald Trump’s Favorite Female Evangelist Wears a Jewish Prayer Shawl †Just Like Him
The Forward New 24 Oct 2016 - A high-profile evangelical pastor, Paula White is a skilled appropriator of Jewish practice and symbolism and a Donald Trump supporter.
South Sudan: Bulgaria and Israel Fuelling South Sudan War - Report
allAfrica.com 25 Oct 2016 - [Nation] A confidential United Nations report accuses Israel of fuelling the war in South Sudan through the sale of weapons to the government.
South Sudan: Israeli Arms Fuelling South Sudan Conflict - Report
allAfrica.com 24 Oct 2016 - [East African] A confidential United Nations report accuses Israel of fuelling the war in South Sudan through the sale of weapons to the government.
Pluristem raises $30m from Chinese investors
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - Innovative Medical Management Co. Ltd. is investing in the Israeli placenta-based cell therapy products developer.
Liberman offers Gaza carrots and sticks
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - The Minister of Defense told "Al Quds" Israel would destroy Gaza if it continues fighting or rebuild it, if it stops firing rockets and digging tunnels.
CollPlant files to raise $25m on Wall Street
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - The Israeli tissue repair developer plans listing on Nasdaq.
Israeli Internet-of-Things co PointGrab raises $7m
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - Philips and Mitsubishi have invested in the Hod Hasharon startup, which has developed sensor technology for smart buildings.
Israeli co Change launches overdraft alert
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - The Caesarea based startup has also unveiled its machine learning platform that uses behavioral economics to actively teach people better spending habits.
Proofpoint buys cloud security co FireLayers for $55m
Globes Main News 25 Oct 2016 - FireLayers's Herzliya office will become US cyber security company Proofpoint's Israel development center.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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 25 Oct 2016 - 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...
SJP Op-Eds
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2016 - Sample op-eds by Students for Justice in Palestine about divestment campaigns
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2016 - The 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) has become a global, nonviolent movement to achieve Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. Attend this first-ever Hill briefing featuring leading student, faith-based, civil society, and legal practitioners of BDS to learn more about the...
  Ma'an News
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
Two members quit Israeli curriculum panel over exclusion of novel on Jewish-Arab romance
Ha'aretz - 11 Jul 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
IOF kidnaps, summonses Palestinians in W. Bank dawn raids
9 Oct 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnapped several Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation in different areas of the West Bank.
Israel to expand illegal settlement in Salfit at expense of Palestinians
9 Oct 2016 - Israeli bulldozers on Sunday morning leveled Palestinian lands in western Salfit province to expand the illegal Rafafa settlement.
Injuries, home break-ins in IOF assault on Jenin, Tulkarem
9 Oct 2016 - Several Palestinians were left injured at dawn on Sunday in violent clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Jenin province.
Palestinian refugees in Gaza call for sacking UNRWA chiefs
9 Oct 2016 - The Coordinating Commission for the Nakba Anniversary has called for firing Pierre Krahenbuhl and his deputy, saying the agency’s services have declined notably after their appointment.
Renewed clashes overnight with PA forces in Nablus
9 Oct 2016 - Renewed clashes broke out between citizens and Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces on Saturday night in Nablus city just a few hours after the latter attacked a march.
IOF bars Madama farmers from olive harvest
9 Oct 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday prevented the farmers in Madama village, south of Nablus, from going to their fields to harvest olives, claiming that they had no prior permission.
55 injuries reported as Israeli police break into university
8 Oct 2016 - 55 Palestinians including students were injured as Israeli police forces stormed Saturday evening al-Quds University in Abu Dis town in occupied Jerusalem.
Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for the 4th day
8 Oct 2016 - The Palestinian prisoner Majed Abu Shamla, 24, has entered the fourth day of his hunger strike in protest against Israeli administrative detention policy.
IOF targets small flying object on Gaza borders
8 Oct 2016 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) targeted Saturday afternoon a small flying object with a camera after crossing the eastern borders of Gaza, Israeli media sources claimed.
250 Palestinians arrested for “Facebook incitement”
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested since the outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada in Oct. 2015 nearly 250 Palestinians for “Facebook incitement".
Hamas renews rejection of any manipulation in election rules
8 Oct 2016 - Hamas Movement called Saturday for respecting election rules, renewing its total rejection of any attempts of manipulation in the election regulations.
Khudari calls for waterway under EU supervision
8 Oct 2016 - The Palestinian MP Jamal al-Khudari, head of the popular committee to break the siege on Gaza, called for establishing a waterway to break the naval siege on Gaza Strip.
Israeli police break into several homes in Abu Dis
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli police forces broke into different homes in Abu Dis town east of occupied Jerusalem at dawn Saturday.
New Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem
8 Oct 2016 - Kol Ha'ir Hebrew newspaper revealed Saturday a new settlement plan, which includes the construction of 142 new housing units, to be implemented in occupied Jerusalem.
EU condemns Israel's new settlement plans in W.B.
8 Oct 2016 - The European Union (EU) on Friday expressed deep concern over Israel’s plans to construct 98 new housing units in the northern West Bank.
IOF prevents Palestinian farmers’ access to their lands
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) prevented Saturday morning Palestinian farmers from Salem village east of Nablus from accessing their agricultural lands.
IOF storms commercial shops in Bethlehem camp
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed Saturday morning Doheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and broke into several commercial shops.
IOF arrests two young men in Jenin
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested last night two Palestinian young men at a military checkpoint in Jenin to the north of the West Bank.
Sorrow flares as Palestinian youth dies in olive harvesting
7 Oct 2016 - Youngster Muayad Na’im, a native of Qasra town, in southern Nablus, died on Friday afternoon while harvesting olives in a nearby orchard.
Homeless Palestinians pray on ruins of homes demolished by Israel
7 Oct 2016 - Palestinians living in Qalandiya village, to the north of Occupied Jerusalem, performed Friday prayers inside a sit-in tent pitched on the ruins of their demolished homes.
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
For Iran, Exerting Force While Making Nice Is Part of the Plan
25 Oct 2016 - An expanding military role and tough talk placate hard-liners even as Tehran welcomes Western investment and gradually extends new freedoms to Iranians.
Talk: Omarosa Manigault Changed Parties for Trump
25 Oct 2016 - The campaign official believes the Republican nominee can secure 15 percent of the African-American vote.
First Words: From ‘Hamilton’ to Donald Trump: Are All ‘Grievances’ Created Equal?
25 Oct 2016 - Airing and addressing them is a founding principle of American democracy. But what if a claim of injustice is just a grudge?
Editorial: Turkey Barges Into the Mosul Fight
24 Oct 2016 - President Erdogan wants a direct role in the battle, but his real priority seems to be defeating Kurdish separatists.
The Big League Prospect Who Became a Mob Hit Man
24 Oct 2016 - Baseball scouts used to scrutinize Maury Lerner’s every move. Then F.B.I. agents were the ones watching.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, Former Emir of Qatar, Dies at 84
24 Oct 2016 - As the Gulf nation’s leader from 1972 to 1995, Sheikh Khalifa oversaw Qatar’s independence from Britain and the rapid modernization of its economy.
Awaiting Next U.S. President: A Splintered Middle East in ‘Free Fall’
24 Oct 2016 - The next president faces problems more daunting than any in a generation, as the old order has given way to a kaleidoscopic mix of alliances, rivalries and overlapping crises.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Islamic State After Mosul
24 Oct 2016 - The group will retreat into the desert, just as it did in 2007. But can we stop it from re-emerging?
Turkey’s Push to Join Battle for Mosul Inflames Tension With Iraq
23 Oct 2016 - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s insistence on a direct role, citing a “historical responsibility” that Iraq rejects, is undermining American goals in the region.
Egyptian Army Officer Killed Outside Home; Militant Group Is Suspected
22 Oct 2016 - The shooting, the highest-profile attack against an army official since 2013, was thought to be linked to the officer’s role in destroying tunnels used by Hamas.
Pentagon Expects Mosul Push to Unlock Trove of ISIS Intelligence
22 Oct 2016 - Dozens of extra analysts have been dispatched to Iraq to pore over data that could offer insight into the group’s operations and future terror plots.
Libyan Forces, Fighting ISIS in Surt, Free 13 Foreign Captives
22 Oct 2016 - The Libyan pro-government forces freed 13 foreigners after a battle to recapture part of the city, an Islamic State stronghold.
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Church of the Transfiguration robbed, vandalized in northern Israel
25 Oct 2016 - The site is a popular destination among religious pilgrims.
Analysis: Liberman turns to the Palestinian people
25 Oct 2016 - From the defense minister's seat on the fifteenth floor of the Kiriya Military Headquarters in Tel Aviv, Gaza looks different.
Popular Israeli singer gets 4 months community service for tax evasion
25 Oct 2016 -
Impact Investment: The key to a thriving Israeli life science industry
25 Oct 2016 - This model offers a creative way to meaningfully support Israel by investing in the country's vast biotech potential.
Palestinians warn against opposition to UNESCO Jerusalem vote
25 Oct 2016 - Ahead of Wednesday vote, PA and Jordan warn of "other options" if full support is not received on controversial Jerusalem resolution.
The complicated process of picking olives in the West Bank
24 Oct 2016 - More than 100,000 Palestinian families rely to some extent on the income they generate from their olives and some 18% of Palestinian agricultural production comes from olives.
A strong leader and for the Jews: NYC Bukharan community leans toward Trump
24 Oct 2016 - Come November, the Bukharan community – comprised of Sephardic Jewish families from the old Soviet Union – is expected to vote for Trump.
What could have been if Israel had prepared differently 43 years ago?
24 Oct 2016 - After 43 years, it is interesting to consider what could have been if Israel had prepared differently for one of the country’s most notorious wars.
Quotes about Jerusalem... "if you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be ‘Jerusalem.’” — Teddy Kollek
24 Oct 2016 -
‘Premature’ report that Israel will reopen Alexandria consulate sparks anger
24 Oct 2016 - Egyptian lawmaker: Cairo should pressure Israel, not reopen consulates.
In time for choosing, Jewish GOP donors resolve to sit out White House race
24 Oct 2016 - Adelson has spent only $10 to 25 million on Trump's turbulent presidential campaign compared to the $93-110 million he spent in his efforts to elect Mitt Romney in 2012.
Hamas: It is our right to arm ourselves
24 Oct 2016 -
Woman killed in suspected West Bank robbery
24 Oct 2016 - Police announced a gag-order on the investigation of the suspected murder at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
Liberman: Israel doesn't want a Gaza war but would 'destroy' Hamas
24 Oct 2016 - In his first ever interview with Palestinian media Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman spoke of a two state solution and military infrastructure in Hamas.
Hamas operative killed in tunnel collapse for the second time this week
24 Oct 2016 - Since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge offensive, some new tunnels have been discovered and there has been many reports of tunnels collapsing during construction.
Red alert rocket siren sounds in southern Israel, IAF strikes in response
23 Oct 2016 -
A Bridge Too Far: Peres's grand vision for the Middle East
23 Oct 2016 - The limits of the Zionist revolution, which the younger Shimon Peres repeatedly stretched, humbled him in his quest for a New Middle East.
Hezbollah to vote for ally in Presidential election in Lebanon
23 Oct 2016 - Lebanon has been without a president for more than two years, part of a political crisis that has resulted in a breakdown in many basic services and concerns about the country's stability.
Jewish Americans have a moral imperative to oppose Trump, Bill Clinton says
23 Oct 2016 - At an unscheduled stop, Clinton spoke to Jews in Florida about the importance of voting.
PA releases four Palestinians who were detained after visiting succa in Efrat
23 Oct 2016 - The residents of Wadi al-Nis were part of a group of 30 Palestinians from the Bethlehem and Hebron area who came to Revivi’s home on Wednesday.
Liberman to Palestinian media: The next Gaza war will be the last
23 Oct 2016 - Liberman also discussed his vision for the future including a two-state solution that would feature an exchange of territory, with Israel keeping large settlement blocs.
Netanyahu: International community must pressure PA to release succah guests
23 Oct 2016 - The four Palestinians were part of a group of 30 Palestinians who had attended a Succot celebration at the home of Efrat council head Oded Revivi on Wednesday morning.
Iran's president says US election offers only bad or worse choice
23 Oct 2016 - "America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country," Rouhani said in a speech.

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