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UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan
3 Dec 2016 - Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are...
(VIDEO) Shady Submarine Deal Ties Netanyahu to Another Corrupt Scandal, Threatens Israeli-Germany Ties
3 Dec 2016 - The German arms company, ThyssenKrupp, pushed enormously expensive weapons on Greece while Germany was imposing austerity on the nation, says political economist Shir Hever. (Photo: PNN archive image.
Hunger Strikers Reject Israeli Proposal for June 2017 Release
3 Dec 2016 - Two Palestinian hunger strikers, Ahmad Abu Fara and Anas Shadid , rejected
Yasser Arafat Commemorated with $7m Museum
3 Dec 2016 - Israel and its western allies may call him “terrorist,” or “irrelevant,” but, for his people and millions around the world, Yasser Arafat was a hero, a freedom fighter, a man of principles and, most certainly, a...
Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel
3 Dec 2016 - Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company… G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police training and settlement construction business BDS human rights...
Umm al-Hiran: A Village Off the Maps
3 Dec 2016 - 12/02/16 |
Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Ramallah
2 Dec 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Friday, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted one Palestinian.
Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Bil’in
2 Dec 2016 - Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Palestinian Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza
2 Dec 2016 - On Friday, Israeli soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza, fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at Palestinians protesting close to the fence, east of Gaza city, moderately wounding one...
This Week in Palestine Week 48 2016
2 Dec 2016 - Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.
  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...
  Aljazeera
 
West Bank: Reading for fun in Palestine
12/03/2016 - A Nablus school that won a $1m reading award hopes to get children off smartphones to read books.
What's ahead for the Palestinian Fatah?
12/02/2016 - First party conference in seven years held in Ramallah and Mahmoud Abbas re-elected president.
  Daily Star
 
Canadian FM tours south Lebanon Palestinian camp
3 Dec 2016 Visiting Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion Saturday inspected a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon.
Egypt refers two officials to court for migrant boat capsizing
3 Dec 2016 CAIRO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Egypt has referred two maritime inspection officials to trial for their role in the capsizing of a migrant ship that led to the death of over 200 earlier this year, state...
Fatah picks party officials amid talk of Abbas succession
3 Dec 2016 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party Saturday held a vote for members of its ruling bodies that could give clues to a possible successor to the ageing leader.
  YNet News
 
Unarmed Palestinian infiltrator arrested at Zikim beach
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Afghan teenager detained in rape, slaying of German student
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Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot
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Amiable moose befriends 2 cows on Vermont farm
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Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war
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Burying the truth with a plea deal
3 Dec 2016 - Op-ed: The Buchris plea bargain serves no one. This affair should have reached the court, because all the difficult questions it raised remain unanswered. ....
Israelis flock to Mt. Hermon to enjoy first snow of the season
3 Dec 2016 - After two days of intense winter storms, the Mt. Hermon ski resort is now open to the public to play in the snow; snow levels are more suitable for sledding and building snowmen than skiing at this time however. ....
Defence Minister Lieberman: Lets wait for Trump Admin. before regulation bill
3 Dec 2016 - Speaking at the Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institute in Washington DC, FM Lieberman spoke about the need to wait on the outpost regulation bill, lack of peace partner on the Palestinian side. ....
The Jews' Druze brothers
3 Dec 2016 - The Druze have contributed to Israel's security since 1948 and have continued to make a positive, meaningful impact on Israeli society; now, new evidence suggests that the Druze and the Jews are genetically linked. ....
Israeli-Russian understandings put to the test
2 Dec 2016 - Analysis: Wednesday’s attack on a Syrian army outpost and Hezbollah arms convoy is seen as a ‘case study’ for the alleged limits of Israel’s freedom of action in Syria and Lebanon. ....
Iran earned 2 billion Euros off ThyssenKrupp dividends
2 Dec 2016 - After Ynet revealed that the Iranian government owns a 4.5% stake in the German company designing Israeli submarines, further investigation reveals that the Iranian government has earned approximately 2 billion Euros off dividends; Iranian government owns stakes in companies in 22 different countries. ....
UN calls on Israel to leave Golan, Israel prepares fight at UNSC
2 Dec 2016 - As the UN General Assembly calls again on Israel to leave the Golan Heights and declares Israeli jurisdiction on 'the Holy city of Jerusalem' to be 'null and void,' the Jewish state prepares to go up against three UNSC resolutions aimed against it. ....
Iran urges Kenya to free two Iranians who videotaped Israeli Embassy
2 Dec 2016 - After videotaping the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, two Iranians and their Kenyan driver were arrested and charged with terror offenses; Iran is demanding the release of the men. ....
Two youths suspected of lighting brush fire
2 Dec 2016 - An indictment has been filed against two 17 year olds from the Arab village of Judeide Maker for allegedly lighting a brush fire at the height of the fires which were burning throughout Israel in November. ....
Iran holds shares in company selling submarines to Israel
2 Dec 2016 - Despite seeking for years to prevent other countries from doing business with Iranian-held companies, Israel is buying submarines designed by ThyssenKrupp, of which Iran holds 4.5% of the shares; Ministry of Defense says it has no knowledge of Iranian involvement in the company providing submarines, one of the IDF's most classified projects. ....
Tel Aviv municipality workers hand winter kits to homeless
2 Dec 2016 - Due to the heavy rainfall and winter weather, Tel Aviv municipality workers from the welfare division are walking the city and handing out winter supplies to the city's 650 homeless. Tel Aviv has one third of all of Israel's homeless. ....
Turkey: Court asked to drop case against Israeli officials
2 Dec 2016 - Request comes on the heels of the recently signed Turkey-Israel reconciliation pact according to which Israel would pay compensation to those who died in the incident on the condition that Turkey drop cases against Israelis involved. ....
UK Labour Party's deputy leader performs rendition of Am Yisrael Chai
2 Dec 2016 - Tom Watson begins singing to his audience while delivering a speech to Labour Friends of Israel in which he repudiates anti-Semitism, attacks moral bankruptcy of BDS Movement. ....
Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
2 Dec 2016 - The pugnacious retired general once warned Israel that continued construction in the West Bank decreases the chances of peace while increasing likelihood of Israel becoming an apartheid state; Mattis was also one of the most outspoken critics of the Iran nuclear deal. ....
Iranians face terrorism charges after filming Israeli embassy in Kenya
1 Dec 2016 - The two Iranians and their Kenyan driver are arrested in possession of video clips and photos of the Israeli embassy in Nairobi; this is the second time Iranians were arrested in Kenya on charges of plotting terrorist acts against Western targets in Kenya. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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....
US Senate quickly passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act
Mondoweiss 3 Dec 2016 - On Thursday, the US Senate quickly passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act , a bipartisan bill proposed by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which aims to “codify the definition as one adopted by the U.S. State...
Saban calls Ellison ‘clearly an anti-Semite’ (and not on Wikileaks)
Mondoweiss 3 Dec 2016 - The Israel lobby is battling it out inside the Democratic Party; and the US discourse will never be the same again. Last night at a fancy dinner at the Brookings Institution, toymaker Haim Saban, who is one of the biggest donors to the Democratic Party, smeared...
Halt settlement vote until Trump takes office: Lieberman
Arab News 3 Dec 2016 - Author: Agence France Presse Sat, 2016-12-03 ID: 1480768029616792800 JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says a parliamentary vote to legalize Jewish settler homes in the West Bank should be put on hold until Donald Trump becomes US president. Speaking at a conference in Washington on Friday...
Arafat’s Death Handed over to Succeeding Leadership, Elections on Saturday
Asharq Alawsat ME News 3 Dec 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English . Ramallah- The Fatah-led Palestine congress ended its sessions for government committees, after extensive revision of the work achieved over the … continue reading Arafat’s Death Handed over to Succeeding Leadership, Elections on Saturday
Mahmoud Abbas Proposes Palestinian Unity Government With Hamas
Occupation Magazine 2 Dec 2016 - RAMI NAZZAL and PETER BAKERNOV - New York Times - “Our national unity is our safety valve, and I call on Hamas to end the division,” Mr. Abbas told the party conference. “There will not be a Palestinian state without Gaza.” [bz]
Will Netanyahu’s collective blame sink Israel?
Occupation Magazine 2 Dec 2016 - Akiva Eldar--Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s collective blame strategy will punish many Israeli Arabs who had no connection to the wildfires and will only aggravate tensions between Jews and Arabs. dn
Norway`s 3rd largest city votes to boycott settlement products
Occupation Magazine 2 Dec 2016 - Itamar Eichner - Ynet - Israel`s Ambassador to Norway Raphael Schutz slammed the resolution and asked the Jewish community in the city to condemn the decision. However, the Jewish community decided against condemning the resolution, saying it was a political issue, while its policy is only...
Why a settlement boycott is so scary for Israel
Occupation Magazine 2 Dec 2016 - Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - Israeli leaders see the idea of a limited boycott of the settlements alone as a farce because they know it would bleed right through the Green Line they’ve been working so hard to erase. [bz]
Trump is forcing us to redefine the idea of ‘Home’
Mondoweiss 2 Dec 2016 - The day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, I received an email from one of my undocumented students in my Junior English class. He wrote, “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m scared I’ll be deported. I don’t have anything to return to...
Despite Israeli restrictions, surfers in Gaza hope to join global competition
Mondoweiss 2 Dec 2016 - Yusuf Ghanem is 22 years old and has been surfing since he was 12. “Surfing is our family hobby, since we live beside the sea,” he says. Ghanem received six surfboards from abroad after waiting for three years. Those surfboards succeeded in entering Gaza only after an...
ADL is leading ‘witch hunt’ against Keith Ellison over Israel comments, J Street exec says
Mondoweiss 2 Dec 2016 - Jewish groups are conducting a “witch hunt” against Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and it exposes “a very bad tendency” of the Jewish community to drive anyone who has criticized Israel out of public position, the leader of the liberal Zionist group J Street said last night...
One week later: Where is the evidence of an ‘arson intifada?’
+972 Magazine 2 Dec 2016 - The police has yet to declare a single wildfire an act of terrorism, the commissioner says arson is a self-fulfilling prophecy, and many cases of suspected terrorism turned out to be nothing more than negligence. This, of course, does not bother Israel’s leaders or media. Prime Minister...
Why Netanyahu blames the left
Al-Monitor 2 Dec 2016 - With his wife being questioned by the police, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu multiplies his attacks against the media and the left, blaming them for persecuting his family.
Iranian women demand inclusion in Rouhani's Cabinet
Al-Monitor 2 Dec 2016 - Despite having appointed three female vice presidents, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani remains under pressure from women's rights activists to appoint more women to his Cabinet.
Why Israel’s Beersheba buses dropped Arabic announcements
Al-Monitor 1 Dec 2016 - With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointing a finger at Israeli Arabs for wildfires, it's no wonder that the city of Beersheba removed announcements in Arabic from its public buses.
Quarrying leaves West Bank villagers on shaky ground
Occupation Magazine 1 Dec 2016 - Ahmad Melhem - Al-Monitor "The historic village of Kur, southeast of the city of Tulkarm, is known for its architectural heritage, including its domed buildings and castles, the oldest of which dates to the Mamluk era (1260- 1516), while others were built by the Ottomans (1516-1916)....
Ein Gedi charges NIS 8 for water costing NIS 3
Globes Main News 1 Dec 2016 - Israeli mineral water company Ein Gedi's gross profit rose to 63% of sales in the first nine months of 2016.
  Misc2
 
Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel
Global BDS 2 Dec 2016 - Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel Update Stop G4S   December 2, 2016 By: Palestine BDS National committee
Support BDS! Stand up for Palestinian rights
Global BDS 1 Dec 2016 - Support BDS! Stand up for Palestinian rights Update The BDS movement for Palestinian rights challenges the support Israel receives from governments, corporations and institutions across the world. Please help the Palestinian BDS National Committee to make sure that we are able to continue building our movement and...
Iran upholds death penalty against sanctions-busting oil trader
Middle East Eye 3 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined Babak Zanjani found guilty of corruption for not paying government $2.7bn from oil deals. Critics say sentence masks identity of his backers
US Jewish group slams potential Muslim leader of Democrats over remarks
Middle East Eye 2 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined Congressman Keith Ellison said in 2010 that US bases Middle East policy on interests of Israel, according to audio recording
Israel pays the price for its incitement over fires - but who is really getting burned?
Middle East Eye 2 Dec 2016 - Contrary to claims by Israeli leaders, no Palestinian has been charged with terrorism over last week's fires - but no one will remember that
Gaza ship raid: Turkey considers dropping charges against Israelis
Middle East Eye 2 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined The attack on the Mavi Marmara ship in 2010 killed 10 activists and led to a rift in Israeli-Turkish ties until an agreement was brokered in June
Israel fires: Arabs donate wood to rebuild Haifa synagogue
Middle East Eye 2 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined 'I had tears in my eyes when I heard,' says rabbi of Conservative synagogue after offer of free timber and labour
Lebanon’s very own apartheid wall?
Middle East Eye 2 Dec 2016 - The Ain al-Hilweh wall would be just one more punitive measure capping decades of discrimination against Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Inside the Insular World of Israeli Jews Who Became Jehovah’s Witnesses
The Forward New 2 Dec 2016 -
Ivanka Trump Sparks #Kugelgate by Grabbing Jamie Geller’s Broccoli Recipe
The Forward New 2 Dec 2016 - Ivanka Trump’s “family favorite  recipe for broccoli kugel is a word-for-word copy of an older recipe by a well-known Jewish cookbook author.
British Jewish Student Activist Called a ‘Disgusting Kapo’ by Facebook Harassers
The Forward New 2 Dec 2016 - A candidate for president of the U.K.’s largest Jewish student organization is the target of social media harassment for his pro-Palestinian activism, the London Jewish Chronicle reported.
Republican Jews Embrace James Mattis as Defense Chief †Despite Israel ‘Apartheid’ Remarks
The Forward New 2 Dec 2016 - Republican Jewish group ignores Mattis’ comments warning that Israel’s settlement expansion could turn it into an apartheid state
ADL Says Keith Ellison’s Taped Comments on Israel ‘Disqualify’ Him From Democratic Post
The Forward New 2 Dec 2016 - In a 2010 recording, Ellison is heard saying American policy in the Middle East is “governed  by Israel
Sofiya Romm’s Journey From Russia to a Barely Findable American Grave
The Forward New 2 Dec 2016 - “We get $800 per month. With rent and everything, to save $10,000 is pretty hard,  said Romm’s daughter-in-law, Vera Romm. “The Jewish community paid for the funeral. But when we wanted to put in a gravestone, they told us that we’d have to pay back for...
Ein Gedi charges NIS 8 for water costing NIS 3
Globes Main News 1 Dec 2016 - Israeli mineral water company Ein Gedi's gross profit rose to 63% of sales in the first nine months of 2016.
XIO Group buys Meitav Dash for NIS 1.48b
Globes Main News 1 Dec 2016 - The London-based private equity fund will pay a 61% premium on the Israeli investment house's share price.
Israeli co SinTecMedia buys Operative Media
Globes Main News 1 Dec 2016 - The Jerusalem-based TV ad technology company is acquiring the US digital ad company for $200 million.
Israeli cannabis inhaler co Syqe targets US
Globes Main News 1 Dec 2016 - Syqe's CEO has told "Bloomberg" that the company expects approval in other countries with the US "the obvious target."
Shekel continues to gain ground
Globes Main News 1 Dec 2016 - Although the dollar is appreciating worldwide, the Israeli currency continues to strengthen.
India eyes Israeli tank, APC systems
Globes Aerospace & Defense 30 Nov 2016 - Israeli companies involved in the Merkava tank and Namer armored personnel carrier held a seminar in India, Israel's biggest defense customer.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 3 Dec 2016 - Sample op-eds by Students for Justice in Palestine about divestment campaigns
EVENT: What Is BDS?
US Campaign to End the Occupation 3 Dec 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
 
G4S sells Israel operation for $110 million, denies BDS pressure
Ha'aretz - 2 Dec 2016
Why doing business in Israel is no fun anymore
Ha'aretz - 2 Dec 2016
Weaning Israelis off their plastic bag habit
Ha'aretz - 1 Dec 2016
App gives carpoolers free ride to Tel Aviv, bypassing traffic
Ha'aretz - 1 Dec 2016
Teva to distribute medical marijuana inhaler throughout Israel in 2017
Ha'aretz - 1 Dec 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.
  IRIN
 
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
 
Behind Tiger Woods’s Return, a (Ryder Cup) Team Effort
3 Dec 2016 - After Woods’s selfless work as an assistant captain, members of the winning United States squad showed their support for him in his comeback from a back injury.
Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad
2 Dec 2016 - The shifts come at a volatile time as Middle Eastern countries long aligned with the United States hedge their bets and look to Moscow for support.
The Saturday Profile: A Physician-Turned-Artist Offers a Diagnosis for Islam’s Holiest City
2 Dec 2016 - In his book, the photographer Ahmed Mater documented Mecca in all its splendor — and squalor — hoping to help steer it away from the rampant commercialism of recent years.
Senate Votes to Extend Iran Sanctions Authority
1 Dec 2016 - Senators said that the vote would help ensure that the United States could quickly reimpose sanctions if Iran violated its obligations under an agreement.
Cyberattacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Harming Aviation Agency
1 Dec 2016 - A version of Shamoon, the virus that hit Middle Eastern energy companies in 2012, was used in mid-November to attack government agencies.
Feature: ‘We Are Orphans Here’
1 Dec 2016 - Life and death in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian refugee camp.
Mahmoud Abbas Proposes Palestinian Unity Government With Hamas
30 Nov 2016 - Addressing a conference of his Fatah party, Mr. Abbas sought to push forward long-stalled efforts to reconcile the two major competing Palestinian factions.
OPEC Reaches Deal to Limit Production, Sending Prices Soaring
1 Dec 2016 - The deal will be the first production cut in eight years, although the price increase may prove temporary.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Zionist Union MK Yacimovich eyeing Histadrut run
3 Dec 2016 -
Grapevine: The lure of Andalusia
3 Dec 2016 - In a bid to encourage tourism from Israel, Andalusian tourism officials recently launched a slogan: “Visit Andalusia to discover your roots – a wonderful voyage back to your sources.”
View from ‘The Women’s Balcony’
3 Dec 2016 - Israeli screenwriter Shlomit Nehama talks about her feel-good dramatic comedy set in a traditional Orthodox community in Jerusalem.
Kav L’Noar benefit concert honors parents of late Alisa Flatow
3 Dec 2016 - Stephen and Rosalyn Flatow successfully sued Iran for nearly $250 million in damages for daughter’s 1995 murder near Gaza.
Report: Gaps between disabled and general population expanding in Israel
3 Dec 2016 - A study ranks Israel's cities in terms of their accessibility and care for disabled residents and visitors.
Could criticism of Trump cost Jewish organizations access to the White House?
3 Dec 2016 - "Jewish power is like a muscle. If you exercise it right you build it up, if you abuse it, you destroy it.”
New York Governor blacklists BDS businesses
3 Dec 2016 - "This state will not stand for the politics of discrimination... and we will continue to demonstrate our unwavering support for the people of Israel in the fight for freedom, liberty and democracy."
Assad, allies aim to seize all Aleppo before Trump takes power-official
3 Dec 2016 -
Obama, Bennett agree: Keep Netanyahu guessing
3 Dec 2016 - The PM has two swords dangling above his head: Bennett’s bill to retroactively legalize settlement outposts, and the possibility Obama might let an anti-Israel resolution go through the UNSC.
US Senate vote to extend Iran sanctions proves US unreliable, says Iran
3 Dec 2016 - The diplomatic thaw in swing between Washington and Tehran over the past two years looks in jeopardy with US President-elect Donald Trump taking office next month.
A study in contrasts: The Palestinian liaison to ‘interaction with Israeli society’
2 Dec 2016 - Muhammad al-Madani heads the Palestinian ministry for ‘interaction with Israeli society’ but his Israeli interlocutors claim he has little interest in their story.
Postpone Amona bill until after Trump inauguration, Lieberman says
2 Dec 2016 - Lieberman said he looked forward to working with a future Trump administration, and declined to comment on the Ellison controversy.
Justice for Israel
2 Dec 2016 -
J Street defends Ellison, says attacks only serve to silence Israel debate
2 Dec 2016 -
Amity from the ashes: Fighting Israel's fire in four languages
2 Dec 2016 - Putting politics aside, firefighters from across the ocean and beyond the wall battled the blazes in some of the most severe fires that ever hit the country.
Report: Iran owns 5% of shares of the German firm building subs for Israel
2 Dec 2016 - This revelation comes amid scrutiny in Israel of other aspects of the Israeli defense ministry’s contract with ThyssenKrupp in 2011.
The EMP threat: Could Israel be blacked out?
2 Dec 2016 - Any modern country like Israel hit by an EMP could see its critical infrastructure instantly collapse in terms of communications, water, transportation, banking, finance and food.
Jerusalem, Mon Amour
2 Dec 2016 -
Iran says extension of sanctions act by US Congress violates nuclear deal
2 Dec 2016 - Iran's top authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned in November that an extension would breach the deal and threatened retaliation.
In Pictures: Stormy weather pours over Israel
2 Dec 2016 - Heavy flooding seen throughout Israel Friday due to heavy rainfall. Snowfall on Mount Hermon.
Sharansky: Israel’s failure to engage Diaspora Jews in dialogue a ‘serious threat’
1 Dec 2016 - Public, religious, academic figures attend conference on Jewish identity hosted by Israel Democracy Institute.
Palestinian village to state: Stop activists flocking to Amona
1 Dec 2016 - The Amona outpost is built on land that belongs to residents from Silwad.
Extension of Iran Sanctions Act passes US Congress
1 Dec 2016 - It passed the House of Representatives nearly unanimously in November, and congressional aides said they expected Obama would sign it when it reached his desk.
Israel, EU seek to utilize tech-education to solve impending job crisis
1 Dec 2016 - ORT is the largest educational network in Israel with 205 comprehensive high schools, industrial schools, educational centers, and technical, engineering and academic colleges throughout Israel.
Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in as IDF chief rabbi
1 Dec 2016 - Speaking during the event, the chief of staff said that despite the revelations and objections to Karim, he was “never in any doubt that Rabbi Karim was the right appointment.”
 

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