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Sweeping House Demolitions: ‘A Declaration of War Against the Arab Community’
16 Jan 2017 - Palestinians protest the demolition of eleven homes in Qalansuwa by taking to the streets and launching a general strike.
PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Rafah City
16 Jan 2017 - On Thursday, 12 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Attadamun Charitable Society concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in Rafah. The 20-hour course was...
Palestinian Youth Self-Immolates in Gaza
16 Jan 2017 - A Palestinian youth set himself on fire, Monday, in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, for unknown reasons. Gaza police spokesperson Ayman al-Bantaji told Ma’an News Agency that the youth, identified as Islam al-Maqusi,...
Palestine Today 01 16 2017
16 Jan 2017 - Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.
Breaking the Silence: “The civilian was laying there, writhing in pain.”
16 Jan 2017 - Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality...
BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones
16 Jan 2017 - Electronic Intifada, France, 12/15/17 Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s 
Asa Winstanley: Al-Jazeera Investigation Reveals Israel Lobby’s Influence in the UK (VIDEO)
16 Jan 2017 - Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley says Israel has set up astroturf organizations in the UK whose purpose is to sabotage Palestine solidarity. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network.
Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis
16 Jan 2017 - PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press...
Israeli Statistics: Settler Raids at Al-Aqsa Up by 250%
16 Jan 2017 - The year 2016 reportedly witnessed the highest amount of Israeli raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque since East Jerusalem was occupied 50 years ago, Israeli statistics revealed on Sunday. The figures showed, according to Days of Palestine, that such raids...
Israeli Forces Seize Agricultural Tractors in Jordan Valley
16 Jan 2017 - Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens. Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli...
  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
 
Q&A: Iranian chess player Sara Khadem
01/17/2017 - Sara Khadem, who won her first major title aged 12, talks of a sport gaining popularity among young people in Iran.
Palestinians in Latin America unite 'for Palestine'
01/17/2017 - Al Jazeera speaks with Ziad el-Aloul, a Palestinian activist, about ways to unite Palestinian diaspora in Latin America.
Dear Donald Trump: A letter from Palestine
01/17/2017 - 'The US must start treating Palestinians as equals to Israelis.'
  Daily Star
 
Hezbollah moves crashed Israeli drone to secure location: report
17 Jan 2017 Hezbollah fighters Tuesday located an Israeli reconnaissance drone that crashed in south Lebanon a day before and transported it to a "secure place for inspection."
No obstructions to Lebanon state budget: MP
17 Jan 2017 A lawmaker Tuesday said that all of Lebanon’s parliamentary blocs agree that they need to reach consensus on the country's 2017 state budget
Israel rearrests freed Palestinian hunger striker
17 Jan 2017 Israeli forces have rearrested a Palestinian journalist who was freed from prison last year after an extended hunger strike, his family and Israeli officials said Tuesday
  YNet News
 
Lebanon's Hezbollah finds crashed Israeli drone
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Trump adviser tells elite: listen to the people
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Hezbollah says crashed IDF UAV in group's hands
17 Jan 2017 - Day after an Israeli drone crashes in south Lebanon, Hezbollah-affiliated television news channel reports that it has been found, and will be examined by the terror group’s members. ....
Ukraine demands Russia end support for separatists
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Ivory Coast begins paying bonuses to mutinous soldiers
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Uganda minister says Congo's former M23 rebels not welcome in Uganda
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German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party
17 Jan 2017 - Despite second attempt to ban NPD, chief justice concluded that while party's goals run counter to German constitution, 'there are currently no indications its actions will lead to success.' ....
Yesh Din group submits Palestinian objections over Amona
17 Jan 2017 - Israeli NGO Yesh Din submits Palestinian objections to previously agreed upon plots where new Amona housing to be built; by doing so, NGO is putting the entire evacuation plan at risk. ....
Kerry tells CNN: Palestinians need state for Israel to survive
17 Jan 2017 - Speaking CNN’s Christiane Ammanpour, Kerry says that Palestinians need a state, but settlements and reluctance to talk stand in the way; refuses to answer if Netanyahu ungrateful for US aid. ....
Character witnesses testify for Buchris
17 Jan 2017 - As special court prepares to approve plea bargain for Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris, who will be demoted to rank of colonel but will not be sent to prison over a host of sexual assault allegations, the former Golani commander calls character witnesses, including top military brass, bereaved families; ‘I know him as a brave commander and a warrior, titles which cannot be taken away from him.’ ....
Israel Police Commissioner: investigations won't take long
17 Jan 2017 - As the investigation into the Netanyahu-Mozes affair continues, Israel police commissioner believes investigations will be over soon; editor in chief of the pro-Netanyahu daily, Israel Hayom, has been called in for questioning by the Israel Police. ....
Soldier dies in APC accident in Golan Heights
17 Jan 2017 - While working on the tracks of a 'Namer' style APC, PFC Viachislov Gregai was killed after receiving a serious blow to his upper body by a piece of steel; he was flown to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa where he was pronounced dead. ....
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught
17 Jan 2017 - The suspect, who has been identified by the media as Abdulkadir Masharipov, and who is believed to have murdered 39 in a New Year's attack, was captured in Istanbul while with his 4-year-old daughter; local television station says he resisted arrest. ....
Netanyahu and Mozes allegedly quoted discussing Israel Hayom circulation numbers
16 Jan 2017 - Channel 2 releases new quotes between PM Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon 'Noni' Mozes, allegedly about competitor paper Israel Hayom's circulation numbers; Mozes: "We're trying to find something together.' ....
IDF drone crashes in southern Lebanon
16 Jan 2017 - An IDF Skylark drone crashed in southern Lebanon as a result of what is believed to be a technical malfunction; Lebanese Armed Forces and Hezbollah are actively searching for the drone, while the IDF has notified UNIFIL of the incident. ....
Why is Obama looking for a ‘legacy’ at Israel’s expense?
16 Jan 2017 - Op-ed: The outgoing US president’s irresponsibility is fed by the arrogance of Israeli leaders, who have managed to position the settlements high in the international consciousness just in time for the change of administration. ....
Ghattas questioned in financial corruption probe
16 Jan 2017 - Israel Police summoned MK Ghattas for questioning in regards to an ongoing investigation into financial corruption related to the Balad party, which has been ongoing since September; Ghattas: 'The investigation into Balad and its leadership is nothing more than political persecution with the object being to damage Balad's political image.' ....
Forensics prove soldiers killed Jerusalem terrorist
16 Jan 2017 - Op-ed: The bullet used to kill the Jerusalem terrorist was that of an IDF soldier, putting 'the Azaria Effect' to rest. ....
The man who seeks to eliminate Yedioth
16 Jan 2017 - Op-ed: Contrary to the common perception, American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson did not create Israel Hayom in order to glorify and praise the Netanyahu family. He founded his free newspaper in order to destroy Yedioth Ahronoth and pave the way for a hawkish-nationalist change in the Jewish public opinion in Israel. ....
Israel’s war on Hezbollah’s accurate missiles
16 Jan 2017 - Analysis: All signs indicate that the strike attributed to the IAF in the Damascus area early Friday was aimed at destroying a shipment of accurate Iranian surface-to-surface missiles, which threaten most essential facilities in Israel. This is part of the war between wars, in which the IDF is supposedly trying to minimize casualties and damage in the next battle with Hezbollah. ....
Gaza power crisis eases as Qatar donates $12 mln to buy fuel
16 Jan 2017 - The financial injection will serve to temporarily mollify widespread anger that has gripped the strip over severe electrical shortages which have ensued as a result of a political feud between Hamas and the PA. ....
Even Russia understands alleged Israeli strikes in Syria
16 Jan 2017 - Analysis: Unlike previous incidents, the attack that took place in the Damascus area over the weekend prompted an official Russian representative to say that ‘Israel is naturally fighting organizations jeopardizing its security.’ In other words, even Moscow understands that Israel will not allow the fighting in Syria to spill over to the Golan Heights. ....
Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan
16 Jan 2017 - Most of the victims were residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul as it attempted to land in dense fog; the plane plowed hundreds of meters through the village as it shattered into pieces. ....
Paris peace conference: Wrong message, wrong time, wrong place
15 Jan 2017 - Op-ed: Only several weeks ago, the French and Brits raised their hands in favor of an anti-Israel Security Council resolution; now they are convening the world’s countries in Paris for another march of folly aimed at reinforcing that outrageous resolution under the misleading title of a peace-promoting conference. ....
  Misc
 
Rent rise in Israel slows drastically
Globes Main News 17 Jan 2017 - Housing prices are still rising, albeit more slowly, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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....
Israeli to Imprison Whoever Releases Data on Mossad Agents
Asharq Alawsat ME News 17 Jan 2017 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English . Tel Aviv- The Israeli government is preparing new rules to criminalize the collection or publication of information on Mossad operatives … continue reading Israeli to Imprison Whoever Releases Data on Mossad Agents
IVC: Israeli VC fundraising strengthens
Globes Main News 17 Jan 2017 - The expected final total of $1.6 billion will be a record for the past decade, IVC Research Center reports.
Samaria Regional Council: Majority of Trump Team Visited Settlements
Asharq Alawsat ME News 17 Jan 2017 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English . Tal Aviv- Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan has revealed that the majority of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump accompanying team … continue reading Samaria Regional Council: Majority of Trump Team Visited Settlements
Saudi Arabia Renews Standards towards Palestinian Cause
Asharq Alawsat ME News 17 Jan 2017 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English . Riyadh- The Saudi cabinet stressed the state’s standards regarding the Palestinian cause and affirmed that the two-state solution is the … continue reading Saudi Arabia Renews Standards towards Palestinian Cause
Lebanon: Ball in Aoun’s Court to Solve Electoral Law Issue
Asharq Alawsat ME News 17 Jan 2017 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English . Beirut – Most political groups had thrown the ball of the electoral law in the court of Lebanon’s President Michel … continue reading Lebanon: Ball in Aoun’s Court to Solve Electoral Law Issue
Trump’s stance on Iran, Daesh cause for optimism: Al-Jubeir
Arab News 16 Jan 2017 - Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-01-17 ID: 1484605839330517400 PARIS: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Monday he was positive about the incoming US administration and especially about the way it wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Daesh. “We are optimistic about...
Netanyahu Finally Admits to Being a Corrupt Leader
Occupation Magazine 16 Jan 2017 - Uri Misgav - Haaretz - It looks patently insane to put the country through the whirlwind of an early election only two years after the previous election because of a preliminary vote on a bill that relates to some free newspaper. Holding an early election and...
Two-thirds of Israelis Still Back Two-state Solution, J Street Poll Finds
Occupation Magazine 16 Jan 2017 - Judy Maltz - Haaretz - The results show that an overwhelming majority of those who voted for parties associated with the political center and even the center-right favor the creation of a Palestinian state. Eighty-three percent of those who voted for the Kulanu party, which is part...
Conservative anger grows at Israel’s UK plot
Occupation Magazine 16 Jan 2017 - Asa Winstanley - EI - An influential parliamentary committee will investigate an Israeli embassy plot to “take down” a UK government minister. The chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee said on Sunday that disgraced Israeli embassy senior political officer Shai Masot’s discussion of a “hit list”...
Palestinian villager and two Israeli activists detained when clinging to olive trees
Occupation Magazine 16 Jan 2017 - Ya`akov Manor- Olive Harvest Coalition - Massive Israeli military forces and numerous bulldozers arrived at the Palestinian olive groves of farmers from Nabi Elias, Azun and Izbat Tabib, and embarked on mass uprooting of olive trees. Dozens of residents, as well as Israeli volunteers, scattered through...
Israeli authorities coerce Palestinian man to demolish own home in Issawiya
Occupation Magazine 16 Jan 2017 - Ma`an - Israeli authorities have ramped up demolition orders in East Jerusalem in the wake of a deadly truck-ramming attack earlier this month, a move which was denounced by Israeli NGO B’Tselem as constituting “collective punishment.” [bz]
Cisco wins IDF servers deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 16 Jan 2017 - Ministry of Defense: The new systems will save us tens of millions of shekels.
Israel Railways issues signals tender
Globes Main News 16 Jan 2017 - Alstom, Siemens, and Thales will submit bids within 3-4 months.
Iran: No more political talks with US on nuclear issue
Al-Monitor 16 Jan 2017 - In a press conference on the anniversary of the implementation of the nuclear deal, Iran’s deputy foreign minister announced that Tehran will not enter political negotiations on the deal with the Trump administration.
Statement: Palestinian students in UK demand resignation of National Union of Students VP following Al Jazeera investigation
Mondoweiss 16 Jan 2017 - Richard Brook, Vice President of the UK’s National Union of Students  (NUS)  was filmed covertly by Al Jazeera admitting to conspiring to oust NUS President Malia Bouattia, as part of a sting operation involving the Israeli embassy . Working in “secret” with Michael Rubin, Parliamentary Officer for...
Mock campaign supporting two-state solution reveals liberal Israeli racism
Mondoweiss 16 Jan 2017 - “We will soon be the majority!” says a huge billboard in the heart of Tel-Aviv in Arabic, showing Palestinians with Palestinian flags. As Walla reports (Hebrew), many Israelis have “erroneously thought this to be a hostile takeover of the media by Palestinian terror organizations”. But this is a completely...
One state or two: Gaza youths speak out
Mondoweiss 16 Jan 2017 - The international peace conference held in Paris Sunday to move forward in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was attended by representatives from about 70 countries—but no Palestinians or Israelis. In its concluding statement, the group “affirmed that a negotiated solution with two states, Israel and Palestine, living...
  Misc2
 
Why was BDS beaten at the MLA conference?
Global BDS 16 Jan 2017 - Why was BDS beaten at the MLA conference? In the News Academic Boycott Bill Mullen, a professor of American Studies at Purdue University and supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign for Palestinian rights, explains the outcome of an effort to get the Modern Language Association...
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: What is BDS?
Global BDS 15 Jan 2017 - Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: What is BDS? In the News What is BDS? BDS stands for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (and not, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed, for "bigotry, dishonesty and shame"). January 15, 2017 By: al-Jazeera English
Coldplay Deny Reports of Israel-Palestine 'Peace Concerts'
Global BDS 15 Jan 2017 - Coldplay Deny Reports of Israel-Palestine 'Peace Concerts' In the News Coldplay  have denied recent reports that the band will play two "peace concerts" for Israelis and Palestinians in November. Cultural Boycott January 15, 2017 By: Rolling Stone Magazine
France shoots down purchase of Israeli drones
Global BDS 15 Jan 2017 - France shoots down purchase of Israeli drones In the News Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s  decision  not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. Military Embargo Sanctions and governments January 15, 2017 By: Electronic Intifada
إدانة فلسطينية واسعة لمشاركة جهات سورية معزولة في نشاط تطبيعي في "الجامعة العبرية" في القدس المحتلة
Global BDS 14 Jan 2017 - إدانة فلسطينية واسعة لمشاركة جهات سورية معزولة في نشاط تطبيعي في "الجامعة العبرية" في القدس المحتلة PACBI Statement إدانة فلسطينية واسعة لمشاركة جهات سورية معزولة في نشاط تطبيعي في "الجامعة العبرية" في القدس المحتلة Cultural Boycott Academic Boycott January 14, 2017 By: PACBI
Obama warns against undoing the Iran nuclear deal
Middle East Eye 16 Jan 2017 - Language Undefined Incoming President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticised the agreement, but it is unclear whether he will embrace it once he takes office
The Paris peace conference without the peace
Middle East Eye 16 Jan 2017 - The summit in Paris only reinforced the patronising attitude of the international community in ignoring Palestinian voices and pushing a dead two-state solution
Iran shoots at a drone in central Tehran: Military commander
Middle East Eye 16 Jan 2017 - Language Undefined State news reports the device was a small camera drone used by a media organisation
Israel pursues all crimes of its leaders except the real one: Occupation
Middle East Eye 16 Jan 2017 - The Israeli occupation of Palestine is the source of all corruption in Israel to which no other crime is comparable
The demolition of Palestinian homes in Israel is an ongoing Nakba
Middle East Eye 16 Jan 2017 - Only international protection can stop the systematic discrimination that has left Palestinians unable to guarantee the roofs over their heads
Paris summit warns against 'unilateral steps' on Middle East conflict
Middle East Eye 15 Jan 2017 - Language Undefined Britain cites reservations over conference without Israeli or Palestinian representatives, just days before transition to new US president
The ‘Alt-Right’ Hates the Jews. But It Also Loves Them †and Israel.
The Forward New 16 Jan 2017 - For some on the ‘alt-right’, Jews offer a model. To others, they’re a plague.
Israeli Settler Leaders Will Flock to Trump Inauguration
The Forward New 16 Jan 2017 - Israeli settlers and their American evangelical supporters are among the invitees to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20th.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Pilgrimage to Israel That Never Was
The Forward New 15 Jan 2017 - King had ambitious plans for a peaceful pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Then the 1967 war broke out.
Can Generals Scare Israelis Into Accepting a State for Palestinians?
The Forward New 16 Jan 2017 - Playing on fears that Palestinians will one day outnumber Israelis, Israeli generals want to scare the Israeli public into accepting two states.
Inside the West Bank Settlement That Trump’s Envoy David Friedman Loves Best
The Forward New 15 Jan 2017 - Out of 131 settlements in the West Bank, Beit El, a nationalist religious community of about 7,000, is the pet settlement of Trump’s Israel envoy, David Friedman.
South Africa: DA, Palestinian Embassy in Fresh Spat Over Maimane's Israel Visit
allAfrica.com 16 Jan 2017 - [News24Wire] The Palestinian embassy in South Africa and the Democratic Alliance have got into a war of words, with the embassy claiming it was not informed about party leader Mmusi Maimane's visit to Israel last week.
South Africa: Maimane in Israel - DA Defends Visit While Attacks Mount
allAfrica.com 17 Jan 2017 - [Daily Maverick] The Democratic Alliance on Monday continued to defend its leader Mmusi Maimane's controversial visit to Israel and Palestine. Despite denials, it seems clear the DA's visit to Israel was more organised than its jaunt to Palestine, and the ANC has latched on to the...
South Africa: Maimane's Israeli Blunder - the DA's Self-Inflicted Injury
allAfrica.com 16 Jan 2017 - [Daily Maverick] There is only one show in town in 2017. The ANC succession battle will dominate the political agenda and various factions are destined to eviscerate the organisation even more as they campaign for their preferred candidates to occupy the top positions in the party....
Rent rise in Israel slows drastically
Globes Main News 17 Jan 2017 - Housing prices are still rising, albeit more slowly, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
IVC: Israeli VC fundraising strengthens
Globes Main News 17 Jan 2017 - The expected final total of $1.6 billion will be a record for the past decade, IVC Research Center reports.
Israel Railways issues signals tender
Globes Main News 16 Jan 2017 - Alstom, Siemens, and Thales will submit bids within 3-4 months.
Cisco wins IDF servers deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 16 Jan 2017 - Ministry of Defense: The new systems will save us tens of millions of shekels.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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 17 Jan 2017 - 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
 
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
 
Israel phone-hacking firm Cellebrite falls victim to hackers
Ha'aretz - 17 Jan 2017
Israeli daily at risk of advertisers fleeing amid Netanyahu corruption scandal probe
Ha'aretz - 17 Jan 2017
Israel and U.S. begin sharing data in crackdown on tax evasion
Ha'aretz - 16 Jan 2017
Business in brief: Spacecom says talks to sell company to Chinese ended without deal
Ha'aretz - 16 Jan 2017
Davos 2017: On the road to irrelevance?
Ha'aretz - 16 Jan 2017
Israel marks third year of lower prices as CPI drops in 2016
Ha'aretz - 15 Jan 2017
Israel approves massive plan to boost high-tech workforce
Ha'aretz - 15 Jan 2017
Netanyahu behind measures that buoyed a TV channel owned by his associates
Ha'aretz - 15 Jan 2017
Citizen Mozes: The shady media mogul who might bring Netanyahu down
Ha'aretz - 15 Jan 2017
  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
 
Feature: What Americans Wrote to Obama
17 Jan 2017 - Over eight years, through millions of letters, the staff of the White House mailroom read the unfiltered story of a nation.
Feature: Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’
17 Jan 2017 - The vice president looks back — and forward.
Hello, Fans. We’re the New Yankees. Sandwich?
16 Jan 2017 - As part of “Winter Warm-Up 2017,” several young Yankees and a few veterans will serve up sandwiches, visit senior centers and make phone calls to season ticket holders.
Egyptian Court Blocks Plan to Transfer Two Islands to Saudi Arabia
16 Jan 2017 - The verdict is widely expected to further shake, but not break, the strained ties between Cairo and its main financial backer.
Antiaircraft Weapons Again Open Fire in Tehran
16 Jan 2017 - The authorities in Iran said the target was a camera drone, the second such incident in a month.
World Leaders Push Israel and Trump to Forge a 2-State Deal
16 Jan 2017 - Though peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians seem doomed, world leaders gathered in Paris for a peace conference and signaled that they still longed for a solution.
Bahrain Executes 3 Shiites Convicted in Deadly Attack on Police
15 Jan 2017 - The executions were condemned by human rights groups, which said the men had been convicted in unfair trials, on evidence allegedly obtained through torture.
For Israel, Energy Boom Could Make Friends Out of Enemies
14 Jan 2017 - Once a barren energy island, Israel is finally advancing an ambitious strategy to tap natural gas reserves and transform its place in a hostile region.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Rod Stewart announces concert in Tel Aviv this Summer
17 Jan 2017 - The 72-year-old musician last performed in Israel in 2010 at the Ramat Gan stadium.
Qatari-funded fuel arrives in Gaza
17 Jan 2017 -
'The Israeli Nobel' opens 2017 nominations
17 Jan 2017 - The EMET Prize is given "for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far-reaching influence and make a significant contribution to society."
Hezbollah: Crashed Israeli drone found in Lebanon
17 Jan 2017 - Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shi'ite group, has fought numerous conflicts with Israel
Lebanon's Hezbollah finds crashed Israeli drone
17 Jan 2017 -
Kerry defends Obama's Israel legacy, claims 'best friend' status
17 Jan 2017 - "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. We did a lot of leading to a lot of water, but people decided they weren't ready for one reason or another to move," Kerry stated.
Livni: Netanyahu should not be prime minister
17 Jan 2017 -
Palestinians slam UK, Australia for not supporting Paris peace declaration
17 Jan 2017 - "We call upon both countries to correct this mistake and to recognize the State of Palestine in line with their support and commitment to the two-state solution."
'Israel Hayom' editor to testify in Netanyahu case
17 Jan 2017 -
Editorial: Trump's support presents a new challenge for Netanyahu
17 Jan 2017 - "The advent of the Trump era presents new opportunities for Netanyahu. We wait to see what Netanyahu will decide to do."
A poor, Catholic farmer's religious duty
17 Jan 2017 - Stanislaw Grocholoski managed to save 12 Jews in occupied Poland.
Northern Islamic movement leader Raed Salah released from prison
17 Jan 2017 - Israel outlawed Salah’s group in November 2016, explaining that the group has for years “been waging a campaign of deceitful incitement under the banner of ‘al-Aksa is in danger.'"
American Jewish groups remain skeptical about Paris conference’s utility
17 Jan 2017 - Lauder: Event was "meaningless and misguided."
Israeli forces seize illegal weapons workshop overnight
16 Jan 2017 -
Former US officials urge Trump to talk with Iranian resistance group
16 Jan 2017 - Any indication that the US backs the group's goal of regime change in Tehran would confirm suspicions among hard-liners in Iran that the US seeks the Iranian government's overthrow.
Netanyahu: Campaign to topple government is outrageous
16 Jan 2017 - Netanyahu entered the Likud Knesset faction meeting on Monday in a defiant mood and issued a message of harsh criticism against the press, who he accused of trying to topple his government.
Israel gives Pal. Authority limited water autonomy in West Bank
16 Jan 2017 - 97 suspended projects for Palestinians can now move forward.
Zionist Union to decide about impeachment of Ghattas
16 Jan 2017 - Arab lawmaker urges fellow MKs to oppose the initiative.
Children of new olim feel healthier than those of older immigrants
16 Jan 2017 - “Our research has shown for the first time that the children of immigrants report health that is less good than those born in Israel and even in comparison to immigrant children as well.”
Israeli motorcycle king
16 Jan 2017 - He won five of the 12 stages and ended the race 50 minutes and 12 seconds clear of Norway’s Ullevalseter.
Sela sails into second round • Federer, Murray cruise
16 Jan 2017 - The 31-year-old Israeli, who climbed 20 places to No. 67 in the world at the start of the week, has a golden opportunity to reach the third round in Melbourne for a third straight year.
IDF soldier killed in base accident in the Golan Heights
16 Jan 2017 -
Palestinian ex-hunger striker rearrested for alleged incitement
16 Jan 2017 - Security forces arrested Muhammad al-Qiq after he was released in May following a long hunger strike he was on during his arrest for incitement.
NGO report paints grim picture of state of children in Israel
16 Jan 2017 - "There are too many hardships and too few responses in education, welfare, health, law enforcement and the protection of children."
Hanegbi: US and Israel will be partners, not rivals, on Iran, settlements
16 Jan 2017 - Regional cooperation minister predicts that President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration will lead to the improvement of strained Israel-US relations.
Police ready for Beduin village evictions
16 Jan 2017 - Plans call for 400 residents to be removed to make way for Jewish town.
Cisco wins deal to upgrade IDF, Ministry of Defense networks
16 Jan 2017 - IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot recently authorized IDF to invest billions into cyber operations.
Report: Netanyahu discussed reducing Yisrael Hayom distribution by 1/3
16 Jan 2017 - Attorney general delayed criminal probe of Yediot-Bibi talks to give cover to probe cigars-champagne case; Yediot publisher questioned by police for third day.
Candidly speaking: Netanyahu messed up, but it is time to move forward
16 Jan 2017 - "There is currently no Israeli who has the connections, standing and ability to communicate the case for Israel with the eloquence and effectiveness in the United States as Netanyahu."
Think about it: Is there nothing? Will there be nothing?
16 Jan 2017 - "Though Netanyahu might once again manage to escape justice by the skin of his teeth, it will not be because there is nothing – there is plenty."
Lapid: NSC doesn’t work, because Netanyahu doesn’t want it to work
16 Jan 2017 - What was undisputed among the panelists was that most prime ministers have underused the NSC and the security cabinet.
The pitiable, pathetic Paris peace parley
16 Jan 2017 - "Well done, gentlemen. We get the point. You really, really don’t like settlements, you have problems with Israel and you hate Prime Minister Netanyahu’s guts."
Fighting the good fight
16 Jan 2017 - Pepe Alalu’s quixotic run for mayor of Jerusalem is documented by his son in the film ‘Pepe’s "Last Battle"
Father of divorce refuser avoids jail time, but banned from leaving Israel
16 Jan 2017 - The case involves an American haredi couple with two children who came on a family trip to Israel 14 years ago; During their vacation, the wife suffered a stroke that left her permanently disabled.
Palestinian Authority official welcomes Kushner as envoy
16 Jan 2017 - An advisor to Mahmoud Abbas says the decision to name Kushner for the role, even before taking office, could indicate Donald J. Trump's commitment to working on a peace deal.
Swiss government hosts $85,000 event aiming to unify Hamas and Fatah
16 Jan 2017 - Palestinians on social media blasted the Swiss initiative as a “waste of money.”
Border Police shoot and kill Palestinian stone-thrower near Bethlehem
16 Jan 2017 - According to the Ma'an News Agency, 17-year-old Qusay Hasna al-Umour was shot in the chest three times during clashes in the village of Tuqu.
Amazon worker fired after leaving antisemitic note for Jewish customer
16 Jan 2017 - The company allegedly did not take the incident seriously at first, until a friend called Amazon out on social media.
Oracle launches Startup Cloud Accelerator in Israel
16 Jan 2017 - Five Israeli startups will be selected in cohorts twice a year, for six-month immersive programs.
IDF surveillance balloon disappears over Palestinian territory
16 Jan 2017 - It was not immediately clear how the mobile observation device disconnected from the West Bank post where it was employed.
Iran shoots at unidentified drone hovering over capital
16 Jan 2017 - An unidentified UAV approaches the no-fly zone in Iran's capital on Monday and was fired at. Iranian sources claim it was not a military drone.
'Investigations of Netanyahu won't impact his diplomatic agenda'
16 Jan 2017 - Likud minister says investigations into prime ministers serve as “proof the country does not give discounts to its leaders.”
Judge releases alleged accomplices of Jerusalem ramming attack terrorist
16 Jan 2017 - A Jerusalem Magistrate's Court judge decided to release three of the terrorist's alleged accomplices but extended the remand of two others. 9 friends and family members of Fadi al-Qunbar were arrested following Jan. 8 attack.
Outrage over German institute’s hosting of pro-Hamas, Hezbollah speaker
16 Jan 2017 - The MPI has not listed Finkelstein’s talk on its website but a flyer states Finkelstein will talk about “Gaza; an inquest into its martyrdom.”
Herzog and Edelstein agree: Not all criticism of Israel is antisemitism
16 Jan 2017 - Conference marks 20th anniversary of death of President Herzog.
Jerusalem of tech: How the capital has given Tel Aviv a run for its start-up money
16 Jan 2017 - The sleepy capital is becoming a hi-tech hub to be reckoned with.
300 Jewish leaders sign letter backing DNC chair hopeful Keith Ellison
16 Jan 2017 - The letter states that it is not an endorsement of Ellison for DNC chair, but rather “a call to reject the unfair and baseless accusations some have leveled at him.”
Israeli zoo goes bananas: Monkey escapes Ramat Gan Safari
16 Jan 2017 - The escaped primate, named Conner, was described as a small, 17-year-old male of the capuchin species.
Police question 'Yediot' publisher for third time in Netanyahu graft case
16 Jan 2017 - The premier lamented the fact that because the investigation was ongoing he was not allowed to share his version of events with the public.
Germany: Israeli settlements must not undermine Mideast peace
16 Jan 2017 - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier singles out Israeli settlement building while making remarks on the stagnant peace process with the Palestinians.
Shin Bet foils Hamas cell trying to undermine PA rule in West Bank
16 Jan 2017 - Cell attempted to establish terror infrastructure and undermine Palestinian Authority, according to security forces.
Obama says Netanyahu was repeatedly ‘fired up’ about Iran
16 Jan 2017 - During an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes, Obama dismissed the notion that US-Israel relations had suffered a "major rupture" despite eight years of contention between himself and Netanyahu.
Israeli settler leaders to go to Washington for Trump inauguration
16 Jan 2017 - The trio — Oded Revivi, Benny Kashriel and Yossi Dagan — said they received invitations through congressional contacts.
Israeli MK unveils plan: A Palestinian autonomous region in West Bank
15 Jan 2017 - Thirty-nine percent of territory would be given away, but no one would be evacuated, in Likud MK’s proposal.
Israelis and PA to talk water after six-year freeze
15 Jan 2017 - The committee will look at allocating more water to the Gaza Strip and discuss taxes and the use of recycled water for agriculture.
IDF generals launch Arabic campaign for two states
15 Jan 2017 - Bennett blasts leftists: After your success with the Oslo Accords, how dare you show your faces?
Spike in foiled Gaza smuggling
15 Jan 2017 - The Shin Bet, COGAT and the Crossing Authority also conducted dozens of investigations that harmed the smugglers’ infrastructure.
IDF commander indicted in bribery scandal that involves Bar Refaeli’s brother
15 Jan 2017 - His defenders argue that the officer’s actions are typical within the army and that he has been unfairly singled out by competitors for promotion.
Obama says UN vote didn't rupture US-Israel relations
15 Jan 2017 - "I don't think it caused a major rupture in relations between the United States and Israel."
State pressures Beduin to leave Negev village to make way for Jewish town
15 Jan 2017 - “What’s being done to us is coercion and eviction orders, not dialogue.”
Analysis: If the US Embassy moves to Jerusalem, are we looking at a new intifada?
15 Jan 2017 - "People need to consider if it’s worth one Israeli, Palestinian or American life to move the embassy to Jerusalem.”
Report: Netanyahu brokered billionaires to invest in Yediot newspaper
15 Jan 2017 - “Campaign of tendentious leaks designed to mislead the public,” says PM; Mozes questioned for eight hours; PM’s wife accuses police of “bullying.”
Paris conference ends with endorsement of two-state solution
15 Jan 2017 - Diplomatic officials in Jerusalem say Israel dodged a bullet; no follow-up expected at UN.
Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal
15 Jan 2017 - Trump, who will take office on Friday, has threatened to either scrap the agreement, which curbs Iran's nuclear program and lifts sanctions against it, or seek a better deal.
Hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators rally against Mideast summit in Paris
15 Jan 2017 - Among those present at the demonstration were Israel's ambassador to France and the president of the French-Jewish umbrella organization CRIF.
Did Al Jazeera infiltrate a UK Labour forum via misled Israeli help?
15 Jan 2017 - The story behind Al Jazeera's confidential documentary series, "The Lobby."
Israeli device to prevent GPS disruptions hits the market
15 Jan 2017 - The cyber security company GPSdome Ltd. is marketing a miniature "GPS anti-jammer," a pocket-sized gadget that protects GPS-based systems from disturbances at a more affordable cost.
 

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