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Palestinian Authority Pledges $50,000 to Bedouin Community Facing Displacement
25 May 2015 - Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah of the Palestinian Authority pledged $50,000 to the Bedouin community of Abu Nuwwar east of Jerusalem that is currently being displaced by Israeli forces. ...
Denmark Cancels Elbit Deal
24 May 2015 - Denmark has cancelled its planned purchase of howitzers from the Israeli arms company http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=elbit&button=Search+%3E%3E, a deal that was worth up to DK 1.000 million. ...
Another Violent Attack on Palestinian Family
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Gaza's Only Commercial Crossing Closed by Israeli Authorities
24 May 2015 - Israel closed the Gaza Strip's only functioning commercial crossing (Kerem Shalom), on Sunday, for the Jewish holiday "Feast of Weeks", a Palestinian official said. ...
Settlement Sewage Water Pollutes Salfit Tourist Areas
24 May 2015 - The farmers and citizens of Salfit city, and of Kafr Al-Deek town, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Sunday, made complaints about the dangerous environmental damage they were facing because of the skunk water poured by the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Six Palestinians from the Al-Aqsa Mosque
24 May 2015 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Sunday, six Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, as groups of Israeli fanatics stormed the area while chanting and carrying Israeli flags. ...
UNRWA High School Principal Injured By Gunmen Fire In Khan Younis
24 May 2015 - Palestinian security sources in Gaza have reported that unknown gunmen shot and injured, on Saturday at dawn, the principal of an UNRWA school in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. ...
Two Israelis Stabbed In Jerusalem
24 May 2015 - Israeli sources have reported on Saturday at night that two Israeli teens were stabbed near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and suffered moderate-but-stable injuries. ...
Venezuela to Boost Palestine to Full Embassy Status
23 May 2015 - The announcement comes after raft of new agreements between Caracas and Ramallah. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel Navy fire wounds Palestinian fisherman off Gaza coast
26-year-old Mohammed Bachar was evacuated; no details on type and extent of injury.
Iran agrees to grant UN 'managed access' to military sites, negotiator says
Deputy FM Araghchi quoted as saying Iranian negotiators reject demands that its scientists be interviewed.
Stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City leaves two Jewish youths wounded
Palestinian suspect arrested upon returning to his residence a short time after the attack.
Netanyahu thanks Kerry: U.S. met its commitment to Israel over nuclear issue
PM thanks U.S. for blocking a decision that would task the UN secretary general with convening an international conference on making the Middle East a nuclear weapons-free zone by March 2016.
Hezbollah touts rockets, tunnels on border with Israel
Report from pro-Hezbollah newspaper showcases group's new offensive strategy – from round the clock patrols to special combat rations, this is how Hezbollah hopes to scare Israel.
U.S. blocks NPT conference statement over Israeli objections
The statement was expected to task the UN secretary general with convening an international conference on making the Middle East a nuclear weapons-free zone by March 2016.
For Bibi, it's time to take revenge on the media
If there is one reform the prime minister considers truly important, it’s getting the free press off his back. The only one capable of stopping him is Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.
Obama's message: I represent American Jewish values better than Netanyahu
The president’s speech highlighted the growing ideological gap between Israel and its greatest Diaspora: One is from Venus, the other from Mars.
Peres: There is a clear majority in Israel for two-state solution
Former president tells media at World Economic Forum in Jordan that the status quo is not an option; Abbas says Israel's policies are an obstacle to talks.
UN chief to convene conference on nuke-free Mideast by March 2016
Final draft of concluding statement of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York takes balanced stand regarding Israel's nuclear program – despite Jerusalem's concerns.
Joint Arab List MK: Netanyahu won't get away with racism
Obama's recent remarks 'reflect the seriousness with which the world views Netanyahu's racist policies,' says MK Aida Touma-Suliman.
A house divided: Hamas torn between long-term truce and renewed war
While its political leadership appears to be making efforts to avert conflagration, it's not clear how long Hamas’ military wing will obey and avoid attacks on Israel.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Palestinian Civilian Killed in Jerusalem
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Another violent attack on Palestinian family
5/24/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Al Khalil Team, Al Khalil, Occupied Palestine - On the 23rd May, settlers in Al Khalil (Hebron) blocked the entrance to Hashem Younes Azzeh's house and attacked his family. Large rocks were thrown at them and his daughter was hit in the...
'Fail to obey and we will break your legs'
5/24/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Al Khalil Team, Al Khalil, Occupied Palestine - On the 21st of May, a 16-year old Palestinian, Baraa Kalaid Madhun, was banned from his own home in Al Khalil (Hebron). Armed Israeli soldiers came to his house at 8 pm and told...
  Aljazeera
 
When disaster struck: Nepalese volunteers in aid action
05/25/2015 - A month after the earthquake killed more than 8,600 people, volunteer relief missions continue to be a vital lifeline.
Philippine mayor admits links to death squads
05/25/2015 - Potential presidential contender Rodrigo Duterte vows to kill more "criminals" if elected, angering human rights groups.
Tunisian soldier fires at colleagues at military base
05/25/2015 - Soldier kills colonel and wounds eight other troops in attack at Bouchoucha base in Tunis, army spokesman says.
Le Red Carpet - From Cannes to Gaza
05/25/2015 - Everyone should have a the chance to step one some red carpet - not just the privileged or the sponsored.
Blatter-led FIFA will always lack credibility - Platini
05/25/2015 - UEFA president criticises Blatter ahead of football governing body's elections this week.
Awards won by Al Jazeera English
05/25/2015 - Honours given to the channel since launch in 2006.
US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight ISIL
05/25/2015 - Pentagon chief says Iraqi forces show no will to fight ISIL, while senior Iraqi MP says the US has failed to help.
LeBron carries Cavaliers to edge of NBA Finals
05/25/2015 - Missed first 10 shots but ended up with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists as Cleveland lead series 3-0.
  Daily Star
 
Hezbollah takes more Qalamoun highlands from Nusra jihadis
25 May 2015 Hezbollah fighters captured more territory in Syria's Qalamoun mountains Monday, three weeks into an offensive to oust jihadis from the rugged border region, Al-Manar said.
Lebanon reiterates right to liberate lands still occupied by Israel
25 May 2015 Lebanon Monday reiterated its right to liberate the remaining villages still occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
Report: Iran to cut another portion of gasoline subsidies
25 May 2015 Iran's state news agency is reporting the Islamic Republic will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent as a result of cutting subsidies.
  YNet News
 
Hezbollah captures hilltops from al Qaeda's Syria wing
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Online shaming: A lynch in the new city square
25 May 2015 - Op-ed: Racism has become a dangerous weapon; while we must fight racism, we must also fight the unbearable lightness of racism claims. ....
Lady Gaga receives ADL's Making a Difference award
25 May 2015 - American pop sensation thanks Jewish rights group for 'everything that you have been doing in the past 100 years.' ....
Report: Iran to cut another portion of gasoline subsidies
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Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city
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Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
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Report: Iran adviser says US let Islamic State take Ramadi
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Lieberman's vision: Gulf states and Israel together against Iran
24 May 2015 - The former foreign minister has a clear idea of how to resolve the unrest in the Mideast, and that includes what he believes is the enemy within. ....
Handlers recall 'hero' Eli Cohen
24 May 2015 - Newly released recordings recall the moment that Israel's intelligence agents discovered that their spy in Damascus had been caught. ....
Iran denies agreement on military site inspections
24 May 2015 - Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi denies quotes attributed to him on Fars news agency, which contradicted position of Ayatollah Khamenei. ....
Families to honor memory of kidnapped Israeli teens with 'Unity Day'
24 May 2015 - Jerusalem mayor and families of Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach seek to bring back sense of togetherness in June 3 event; Jerusalem Unity Prize to be given organizations and individuals who promote message of unity through their work. ....
Why can't Israel behave like Albania during the Holocaust?
24 May 2015 - Op-ed: Albania, whose citizens are mostly Muslim, saved all of its Jews while under Nazi occupation; 'It’s like your culture,' said the country's president, and I was ashamed. ....
Arab MKs: Acre municipality forcing out Arab residents
24 May 2015 - Joint Arab List MKs says Jewish-led Acre municipality perpetuates poor state of housing in order to drive the mostly Arab residents. ....
Nepal's 'Jewish parents' still have work to do
23 May 2015 - A month after working around the clock following the devastating Nepal earthquake, Chabad emissaries Chezki and Chani Lifshitz are now involved in another large aid project for the Nepalese people. ....
Not everyone hates Ayelet Shaked's appointment
23 May 2015 - Op-ed: While there are still some parts of the public and the Knesset that worship the Supreme Court, criticism of its rulings and justices is now permissible. ....
Municipality, ACRI debate causes for growing poverty in East Jerusalem
23 May 2015 - NGO claims insufficient funding to services for Arabs in East Jerusalem leads to 75% dropping under poverty line; municipality says ACRI 'attempted to hide huge investments' and 'ignored specific budgets'. ....
Record number of French Jews to visit Israel with Taglit-Birthright
23 May 2015 - Some 1,500 Jews to arrive in Israel from France this summer, with a special stop added to 10-day trip - grave of Yoav Hattab, who was murdered at kosher supermarket in Paris two days after returning from his Taglit trip. ....
A bid to protect one farm became a national movement
23 May 2015 - Former naval commando Yoel Zilberman mobilized to help protect his father's moshav from attack, and now HaShomer HaChadash boasts thousands of members. ....
The Talmud will save Judaism
23 May 2015 - Op-ed: The sooner Jewish and rabbinical establishments understand that teaching Talmud is key to Jewish continuity, the more successful are efforts to draw Jews back to Judaism bound to be. ....
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Shekel-dollar rate rises as interest rate decision awaited
Globes Main News 25 May 2015 - Most analysts expect the Bank of Israel to leave its interest rate unchanged today.
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 25 May 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 25 May 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 25 May 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 25 May 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 25 May 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Israel ex-PM given prison sentence
BBC 25 May 2015 - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust.
IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra
BBC 25 May 2015 - A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.
GCC denies air campaign against IS has failed
Arab News 24 May 2015 - Mon, 2015-05-25 02:06 DOHA: The GCC on Sunday rejected claims a US-led coalition air campaign against the Islamic State group has failed following advances by extremists in Syria and Iraq. Speaking in Doha, after...
Israeli arms sales to Africa mark steep rise in past year
Occupation Magazine 24 May 2015 - Times of Israel - Weapons industry exports up 40% in 2014 compared to 2013, but sales worldwide drop by nearly $1 billion [ry]
Meet the Real Israeli Defense Force: the US Congress - Israeli Gears
Occupation Magazine 24 May 2015 - Jeffrey St. Clair - CounterPunch – “Who will stop them? Certainly not the Israeli state’s principle financial investor. For the most vigorous Israeli Defense Force, unblinking in its vigilance, unfaltering in its loyalty, is the U.S. Congress. There is a savage synchronicity to an alliance between...
Who Will Save Israel?
Occupation Magazine 24 May 2015 - Uri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "The battle is over. The dust has settled. A new government – partly ridiculous, partly terrifying – has been installed. It is time to take stock" [ry]
Israel To Confiscate 820 Dunams For New Settlements’ Dumping Ground
Occupation Magazine 24 May 2015 - Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The Israeli Authorities have decided to confiscate around 820 Dunams (202 acres) of privately owned Palestinian lands to establish new dumping grounds for its illegal colonies, in the central West Bank, in the Ramallah district" [ry]
Denmark cancels Elbit deal
Occupation Magazine 24 May 2015 - AIC - Denmark has cancelled its planned purchase of howitzers from the Israeli arms company Elbit Systems, a deal that was worth up to DK 1.000 million [ry]
Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews?
BBC 24 May 2015 - The plight of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
Like it or not, Obama is a liberal Zionist
Mondoweiss 24 May 2015 - Here is what I hear Obama saying in this interview with Jeffrey Goldberg and his speech to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington on Friday: 1.  America is not a way station on the Diaspora trail. Jewish Americans are Americans exactly like Irish Americans and Polish Americans....
Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation
Mondoweiss 24 May 2015 - The Israeli government is imprisoning Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Shachar Berrin for criticizing its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. In the Q&A session during the public filming of a television program on May 14 , the 19-year-old soldier spoke about the widespread racism he has...
Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra
Asharq Alawsat ME News 24 May 2015 - This picture released on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by the website of Islamic State militants, shows a bunker with a heavy machine gun mounted on its top at Palmyra air base that was captured by the Islamic State militants after a battle with the Syrian government...
Is Islamic State 'secondary priority' for Saudi Arabia?
Al-Monitor 24 May 2015 - Riyadh is preoccupied with the military campaign in Yemen; Velayati tells Lebanese officials there will be no deal on Assad; the Turkish opposition party is under attack ahead of June 7 elections.
Kim Philby’s last straw
Mondoweiss 23 May 2015 - Here’s a great story about the cultural/political influence of Zionists in the west, showing that Zionism and anti-Zionism are ancient ideological rivals, pitted historically like Communists and anti-Communists. You all know the name Kim Philby. He was the “third man” in the legendary Soviet spying ring...
The grotesque injustice of Obama’s speech at the Washington synagogue
Mondoweiss 23 May 2015 - The issue with President Obama’s speech to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington yesterday was the sense of entitlement. Obama is pandering to alleged liberals at this synagogue, liberal Zionists, and he gets laughter for saying that Palestinians are not easy partners– Palestinians have a right to...
Palestinian Festival of Literature begins tonight!
Mondoweiss 23 May 2015 - The Palestine Festival of Literature schedule is here.  I am writing this in the car on the way from the northern, Israeli-controlled city of Haifa, to the West Bank city of Ramallah. Cell phones beep as we cross between Israeli and West Bank coverage. The view...
Shi’ite militias deploy to take on ISIS insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi
Asharq Alawsat ME News 23 May 2015 - Members of Iraqi Shi’ite militia who have joined to fight with Iraqi forces stand guard during a training course at a military barracks in Nikheb town near Ramadi, Iraq, on May 20, 2015. (EPA/Alaa Al-Shemaree) Baghdad and Beirut, Reuters—A convoy of Shi’ite Muslim militia and Iraqi...
Saudi Arabia vows to hunt down Qatif attack “masterminds”
Asharq Alawsat ME News 23 May 2015 - A family member of a slain victim mourns after arriving at the Ali Ibn Abu Talib Mosque, the site of a suicide bomb attack, in the village of Al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, on May 22, 2015. (Reuters) Qatif and Dammam, Asharq...
  Misc2
 
Assad's forces pound Palmyra, amid reports of 217 people executed by IS
Middle East Eye 25 May 2015 - Language Undefined Activists say that Syrian government strikes damaged the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra
Soldiers hurt after gunfire heard in Tunis: Reports
Middle East Eye 25 May 2015 - Language Undefined Al Arabiya report that gunfire has been exchanged between security forces and gunmen in Tunisian capital Tunis
Iran ex-president Ahmadinejad still meets humble petitioners
Middle East Eye 25 May 2015 - Language Undefined The controversial former leader still has a following and could make a political comeback if nuclear deal with US fails
Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 8 months for corruption: Reports
Middle East Eye 25 May 2015 - Language Undefined Ehud Olmert has been convicted of bribery and corruption while serving in public office in Israel
Sudanese authorities confiscate copies of 9 newspapers
Middle East Eye 25 May 2015 - Language Undefined The publications are all independent, and some are considered to be close to the government
Protests held worldwide against Morsi death sentence
Middle East Eye 24 May 2015 - Language Undefined Decision to sentence former president and scores of others to death has stirred rare criticism from within the Egyptian state
Remembering Fallen Jewish Soldiers as Memorial Day and Yizkor Coincide
The Forward New 25 May 2015 - With Memorial Day coinciding with Shavuot Yizkor observances, the Jewish Chaplains Council is calling on synagogues to mark the occasion by paying tribute to Jews who have fallen in the line of duty.
BDS Feud Returns to Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Coop
The Forward New 23 May 2015 - Monthly general meetings at the Park Slope Food Coop are usually staid affairs. Roughly 200 of the 16,500 members typically attend to discuss routine matters and get credit for the shift everyone is required to work. But last month’s meeting was different.
Barack Obama Says Israel Criticism Is Tough Love
The Forward New 22 May 2015 - In his first visit to a synagogue, Barack Obama sought to explain, not retract, his criticism of Israeli policies. He seemed to pass the test with flying colors.
Hiking the Path of Abraham Through Unseen Corners of West Bank
The Forward New 24 May 2015 - ‘Abraham Path,’ a community-based tourism project in the West Bank, takes hikers on the ancient road of the patriarch Abraham. Naomi Zeveloff went on the journey into the rarely seen heart of the Palestinian territory.
Joe Lieberman Says Next President Will Be 'Closer' to Israel
The Forward New 22 May 2015 - Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one.
Somalia: Yemenis Fleeing to Somaliland 'Struggle for Survival'
allAfrica.com 25 May 2015 - [Al Jazeera] Hargeisa -When Nadia*,25, arrived at Berbera Port in early May after a nauseating and protracted 30 hours at sea, she knew nothing about the country where she would be landing. Nadia wasn't even convinced it would be safe.
Africa: UAE-UK Business Council Sets New Bilateral Trade Target for 2020
allAfrica.com 25 May 2015 - [PR Newswire] Abu Dhabi, Uae -The UAE-UK Business Council held its eighth plenary meeting at the BP Headquarters in London on 18th May
Somalia: Japan Donate U.S.$2.4 Million to Yemeni Refugees in Somalia
allAfrica.com 25 May 2015 - [Shabelle] Japan has donated $2.4M in an emergency grant aid for internally displaced people in Yemen and Yemeni refugees in Somalia and Djibouti.
Somalia: Somaliland Says Will Not Allow More Yemen Refugees
allAfrica.com 25 May 2015 - [Dalsan Radio] Somaliland authorities have said they will not allow more refugees fleeing Yemen violence inside its territory.
Africa: Emerging From the Black Hole - the UN's Fight Against Youth Radicalization
allAfrica.com 22 May 2015 - [UN News] Djamel was still in high school when he was radicalized.
Egypt: Lavrov - Russia to Back Egypt in Its War Against Terrorism
allAfrica.com 22 May 2015 - [Egypt Online] Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that his country will respond to all requests of Egypt, Syria and Iraq in their war against terrorism.
May 13-30 Exhibit: Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism
Rachel Corrie Foundation 22 May 2015 - Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism Exhibit runs May 13th-30th at  Obsidian Olympia, WA Join us for opening night of Boycott! The Art of Economic activism, a traveling exhibit of 58 posters highlighting diverse historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present. We will be joined by...
The IDF Raids Beit Ommar at Night
Palestine Solidarity Project 25 May 2015 - Time: Approximately 12:00 AM Sat May 23rd Two jeeps and one large car and a large group of soldiers made an incursion into Beit Ummar tonight. In the beginning they were stopped near Mousa Maria’s house. He was sleeping when he started to hear shouts, noises....
Palestinian Boy (10) Critically Injured by Rubber Bullet in Jerusalem
Palestine Solidarity Project 25 May 2015 - A Palestinian child was critically injured after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near the Shufat refugee camp on Thursday, witnesses said. Yahiya Sami al-Amudi, 10, was walking near a checkpoint by the East Jerusalem refugee camp when he was shot by the...
Shekel-dollar rate rises as interest rate decision awaited
Globes Main News 25 May 2015 - Most analysts expect the Bank of Israel to leave its interest rate unchanged today.
Olmert sentenced to 8 months jail in Talanksy affair
Globes Main News 25 May 2015 - Former prime minister Ehud Olmert was also fined NIS 100,000. He intends to appeal against the conviction.
2015 Arab American Service Day
Arab American Institute 22 May 2015 - On May 16th, more than 2,000 volunteers across the country participated in the 11th annual Arab American Service Day � an annual event run by the National Network of Arab American Communities. This year, 22 unique groups worked on projects ranging from gardening to building houses...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 25 May 2015 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 25 May 2015 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 25 May 2015 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 25 May 2015 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 25 May 2015 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 25 May 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Urge Lawmakers to Attend Briefing on Israel's Mistreatment of Children
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US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 May 2015 - It's Time to do More Than Just Issue Statements About Settlements
Human Rights Activists Demand NBC Not Renew "DIG" For Second Season
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 May 2015 - On May 4, 20 Palestinian groups released a statement demanding the show not be renewed for a second season.
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces open fire on fishermen, farmers in Gaza
5/24/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen and farmers in the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, with no injuries reported. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli naval boats fired on fishing boats off Sheikh Ijlein and Nuseirat...
2 Israeli teens stabbed in Jerusalem, Palestinian suspect arrested
5/24/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two Israeli teenagers were allegedly stabbed and injured by a 19-year-old Palestinian inside the Old City of Jerusalem overnight Saturday, an Israeli police spokesman told Ma'an. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the stabbing took...
PA official: Israeli interrogators using 'brutal' methods
5/24/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli interrogators are using "oppressive and brutal" methods to frighten Palestinian detainees and force them into confessing to attacks against Israel, a Palestinian official said Sunday. Issa Qarage, who heads the Palestinian Authority prisoners' affairs committee, made...
Right-wing Jews tour Al-Aqsa compound
5/24/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of right-wing Jewish Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa mosque compound under the protection of Israeli forces on Sunday morning to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Director of the compound Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani said that tensions quickly rose...
Israeli troops detain 4 children near Tulkarem
5/24/2015 - TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops on Sunday morning detained four minors from a boys' school in the northern West Bank village of Farun near Tulkarem, local officials told Ma'an. The secretary of Farun's local council, Ahmad...
Egypt to open Rafah crossing into Gaza for 2 days
5/24/2015 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah border crossing for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday allowing passengers to travel from Egypt into Gaza, although not the other way around, Egyptian security sources told Ma'an. Palestinian officials...
Israeli troops detain 2 Palestinians near Nablus
5/24/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces stopped two Palestinians, including one teenage boy, at military checkpoints before taking them into custody near Nablus in the northern West Bank Sunday morning. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that 30-year-old Khamis Ishtewi...
Free bread distributed in Gaza bakeries
5/24/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A female philanthropist based in the United Arab Emirates has initiated a campaign to distribute free bread to poor Palestinian families living in the Gaza Strip who are unable to afford their basic living costs. Several bakeries...
PA pledges support for Bedouin community facing forced displacement
5/24/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday pledged $50,000 to the Bedouin community of Abu Nuwwar east of Jerusalem that is currently facing forced displacement by Israeli forces. Hamdallah made the pledge during a high-profile visit to the Palestinian...
IS seizes Iraqi side of key Syria border crossing
5/24/2015 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- The Islamic State group seized the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria after isolated government forces pulled out, a police officer and a provincial official said."Daesh (IS) early this morning took control of the Al-Walid post...
Morsi, secular camp in dock for 'insulting' Egypt judiciary
5/24/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi went on trial Saturday alongside several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising, underlining a crackdown on all forms of dissent. The trial for "insulting the judiciary" is the fifth for Morsi, who was...
IS seizes Iraqi side of key Syria border crossing
5/24/2015 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- The Islamic State group seized the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria after isolated government forces pulled out, a police officer and a provincial official said."Daesh (IS) early this morning took control of the Al-Walid post...
Pentagon chief: Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi
5/24/2015 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, and said the troops lacked the will to defend themselves."What apparently happened was the Iraqi forces showed no...
  The Guardian
 
Two Israeli teenagers stabbed in Jerusalem
24 May 2015 - Israeli police say suspect, a 19-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, was apprehended after being found with a knife Two Israeli teenagers have been stabbed...
Qatar’s money buys self-preservation
23 May 2015 - The Gulf state’s latest foray into the London property market is about more than simple investment A deliberate strategy to secure its own long-term...
Netanyahu thanks US for blocking push for Middle East nuclear arms ban
23 May 2015 - US, UK and Canada opposed Egyptian plan for nuclear-free region Israel is believed to be Middle East’s only nuclear-armed power Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin...
The 20 photographs of the week
23 May 2015 - The ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis, gorillas, volcanoes, Jane Fonda and 156 outlaw bikers – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Gag order lifted: Reputed crime boss Nissim Alperon arrested
Ha'aretz - 25 May 2015
Ex-PM Olmert handed 8 months in jail for ‘cash envelopes’ affair
Ha'aretz - 25 May 2015
Top Israeli traffic cop questioned in Fisher bribery probe
Ha'aretz - 25 May 2015
Bedouin to ask court to postpone demolition of their southern Israel village
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Israel Police nab crime boss linked to 2002 gangland killing in Prague
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Israeli immigration clerk kills self after shamed on Facebook for alleged racism
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Israeli prof. escapes with reprimand over relationship with student
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Netanyahu's official residence costing taxpayers less, but private home cost surges
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Yuval Rabin’s fall from grace
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Changing the Israeli narrative — the one about the Ethiopian community
Ha'aretz - 24 May 2015
Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest Morsi's death sentence, organizers say
Ha'aretz - 23 May 2015
Sex tips for girls — in 19th-century French and 1930s Yiddish
Ha'aretz - 23 May 2015
Report: Israeli arrested for drug possession in Sinai Peninsula
Ha'aretz - 23 May 2015
Elderly couple kill sick son and commit suicide in south Israel
Ha'aretz - 23 May 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Gazan boats to receive Flotilla 3 at sea
24 May 2015 - A number of Gazan boats will sail from Gaza port to receive the Freedom Flotilla 3 on May 31, the representative of Miles of Smiles convoys Ali al-Nazli said.
Children kidnapped, choke on tear gas in predawn IOF raids
24 May 2015 - A number of Palestinians, including minors, were nabbed on Sunday while others, including a 10-year-old girl, choked on tear gas in an IOF arbitrary mass-abduction campaign.
Senior Israeli officer at Shabak commits suicide
24 May 2015 - A former Israeli high-ranking officer in the Shin Bet intelligence service committed suicide on Saturday, at his home in the 1948 Occupied territories, after a Facebook post accusing him of racism became popular and was shared thousands of times, Maariv reported Sunday.
Israeli bid to hold sway over Palestinian homes in O. Jerusalem
24 May 2015 - The Wadi Helwa Information Center on Sunday warned of Israeli intents to grab hold of five donums and 200 square meters of Palestinian lands in Jerusalem’s Silwan city, to the south of Muslims’ holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israel tightens noose around neck of peaceful Muslim congregation at al-Aqsa
24 May 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have come down heavily on the peaceful Muslim congregation at the al-Aqsa Mosque, denying them access into the holy compound to perform their prayers while provide a tight security shield for Israeli break-inners.
Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen, farmers
24 May 2015 - Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinians fishing boats while ground forces targeted farmers in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday morning.
Israeli police arrest stabber of settlers
24 May 2015 - The Israeli occupaiton police said it arrested a Palestinian young man suspected of carrying a stabbing attack on two Israelis on Sunday night in the holy city of Jerusalem.
Hats off to Norbert Lammert
24 May 2015 - I feel I must salute the German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert for refusing to meet with Abdul Fattah al Sissi, the head of the bloody ruling junta in Egypt.
For Jewish holidays, Jalama crossing closed
24 May 2015 - The Israeli occupation army on Saturday informed the Palestinian Authority liaison office that it would close on Sunday Jalama crossing, north of Jenin city, at the pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays.
Baraka: The Palestinians are only specialists in fighting the occupation
24 May 2015 - Hamas's representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka said that the Palestinian people is only specialized in confronting the Israeli occupation and has nothing to do with any regional conflicts.
Prisoner Ibrahim Hamed enters his 10th year in jail
24 May 2015 - Palestinian prisoner Ibrahim Hamed, from Silwad town in Ramallah, has entered his 10th year in Israeli jails.
Health of prisoner Yousri al-Masri reaches critical stage
24 May 2015 - The health condition of Palestinian prisoner Yousri al-Masri has reached a life-threatening stage and he could lose his life any moment, according to Muhjat al-Quds foundation.
IOF rounds up two Palestinians on Gaza borders
23 May 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Saturday evening two Palestinian young men for trying to cross the security fence on borders between Gaza and 1948 Occupied Palestine.
Finland boycotts Jewish National Fund
23 May 2015 - Maariv Hebrew newspaper revealed that tension prevailed in the Finland-Israeli relations after banning the Jewish National Fund from participating in an NGOs’ exhibition.
Israeli attacks, security measures in al-Khalil
23 May 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) along with Jewish settlers carried out assaults against Palestinians in the Old City of al-Khalil and tightened security measures south of the city.
IOF prevent 36 Palestinians from travel
23 May 2015 - Palestinian police sources revealed that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) prevented 36 Palestinians from travel via Karama crossing for alleged security reasons last week.
Report: Gaza sinking in crises
23 May 2015 - Despite promises by Israel to loosen its nine-year blockade, by Egypt to facilitate further negotiations and by the international community to fund the massive reconstruction needed, none of those promises have been kept.
The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe
23 May 2015 - “By military force, the Jewish forces conquered 78% of Palestine in 1948 and depopulated 675 towns and villages, leaving only 15% of its Palestinian citizens under the rule of the Jewish forces. This area of Palestine was called Israel.” — Salman Abu Sitta
Venezuela to increase Palestine representation to full embassy status
22 May 2015 - Venezuela decided on Friday to increase its diplomatic representation in Palestine to full embassy status, according to the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs.
Khader Adnan’s family urges for his release
22 May 2015 - The administrative detainee Khader Adnan’s family called on Friday for a real and effective popular support to his hunger strike declared 17 days ago.
  IRIN
 
Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?
JERUSALEM 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - Gulf Arab states and Turkey have spectacularly failed to fulfill their pledges to Gaza, contributing the bulk of a two-thirds shortfall in promised assistance to the beleaguered enclave, a new report reveals.
  New York Times
 
U.S. Defense Secretary Blames Iraqi Forces for ISIS Victory in Ramadi
24 May 2015 - In some of the administration’s strongest remarks yet, Ashton B. Carter said Iraqi troops “failed to fight,” blaming them for a retreat that led to the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State.
Saudis Say ISIS Ordered Suicide Bombing of Mosque
23 May 2015 - The suicide bombing on Friday killed at least 21 worshipers at a Shiite mosque in a town near Qatif, in the Eastern Province.
With Victories, ISIS Dispels Hope of a Swift Decline
23 May 2015 - In its conquest of Ramadi and new control of Palmyra, the Islamic State has shown how dedication to its core principles helped it regain traction.
Republican Rivals Skirt Specifics on Plans to Fight ISIS
23 May 2015 - A picture has emerged of a field of declared and likely candidates that sound hawkish about fighting the Islamic State, yet are reluctant and even evasive when it comes to laying out detailed plans.
Egyptian Court Acquits 17 in Case Arising From Poet’s Death at March
23 May 2015 - The charges and unexpected acquittals underscored the increasingly capricious nature of Egypt’s justice system under its military-backed government.
Opinion: ‘Defending the Faith’ in the Middle East
23 May 2015 - Today’s Sunni-Shiite proxy wars are not new.
Pakistani Journalists Resign to Cut Ties to Axact, a Fake Diploma Company
23 May 2015 - The defections came hours after the interior minister said that a preliminary investigation conducted last week had uncovered evidence against Axact.
Two Sides Claim Victory as Syrian Troops Flee Hospital
22 May 2015 - The government of Bashar al-Assad said troops and civilians left safely, while insurgents claimed to have killed or captured some in completing their takeover of the town of Jisr al-Shoughour.
At Synagogue, Obama Restates His Support for Israel
22 May 2015 - President Obama used a speech to knock down perceptions, fueled in part by recent tussles over Iran, that he lacks a commitment to Israelis and Jewish concerns.
Gaza Strip Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse,’ World Bank Says
22 May 2015 - A report pointed to problems caused by the war with Israel last summer and border restrictions, and said unemployment was the highest in the world.
Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones
22 May 2015 - Confronted with an austere version of Islam and strict social codes, they increasingly rely on apps and social media for self-expression and liberation.
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at Saudi Mosque
22 May 2015 - The attack on Shiites during midday Friday Prayer left at least 21 people dead, and some Saudis on social media rushed to blame Iran.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Hezbollah seizes hilltops from al-Qaida in Syrian province bordering Israel
25 May 2015 -
MDA: Teams on way to airport to respond to possible emergency landing
25 May 2015 -
ISIS takeover pushes rare bird to brink of extinction
25 May 2015 - The caretaker of the nearly-extinct northern bald ibises was forced to flee after Islamic State took over Palmyra.
Most influential Jews in diplomacy and politics: Dianne Feinstein
25 May 2015 - From the Jerusalem Post's '50 most influential Jews.'
Tunisian soldier opened fire on other troops
25 May 2015 -
Photographer Joe Malcolm to be buried in Hod Hasharon
25 May 2015 -
Obama has not done a 'damn thing' to confront ISIS, Iranian commander says
25 May 2015 - Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force says only Iran is confronting Islamic State.
Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city
25 May 2015 -
IN PHOTOS: Israel's Midburn festival in the Negev Desert
25 May 2015 - Some 6000 Israelis and foreigners attend Israel's version of Burning Man.
Egypt to open Rafah border crossing into Gaza for 2 days
25 May 2015 - The border crossing will only allow entry into Gaza, while people in Gaza will not be able to go to Egypt.
Egypt to temporarily re-open Rafah border for entry into Gaza
25 May 2015 -
Yacimovich: Good that belated justice done with Olmert sentence
25 May 2015 -
Japan rocked by 5.6 magnitude earthquake
25 May 2015 -
Ex-PM Olmert sentenced to 8 months of jail time in Talansky retrial
25 May 2015 -
139 migrant graves found in Malaysia
25 May 2015 -
Court to sentence Olmert today in Talansky retrial
24 May 2015 -
Sela finally back to winning ways in Paris
24 May 2015 - Dudi Sela will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the second round of Roland Garros after recording just his second ever main draw win in Paris on Sunday.
K8 beats Beersheba in showdown for second place
24 May 2015 - Ironi Kiryat Shmona midfielder Roei Kehat netted his first career hat-trick last night to lead his team to a 3-1 win over Hapoel Beersheba.
Maccabi TA first team into league semis
24 May 2015 - Strong second half sees yellow-and-blue clinch sweep against Ness Ziona.
One injured when car overturns in central Israel
24 May 2015 -
The Travel Adviser: Tech and travel
24 May 2015 - The playground of global technology has recently moved to San Francisco.
Jackpot getaway
24 May 2015 - Turning Stone Resort Casino covers 3,400 acres in central New York and is owned and operated by the federally recognized Native American Oneida Nation.
Brussels remembers Jewish Museum victims one year on
24 May 2015 - The crowd brought flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims.
Analysis: Harpaz decision by A-G could impact Mandelblit’s future
24 May 2015 - Decision could also impact whether Ashkenazi returns as one of the most formidable figures in politics.
Motorcyclist killed after being hit by truck
24 May 2015 -
Analysis: NPT - Five years of grace
24 May 2015 - The next Review Conference will be convened in 2020.
Comedian Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies at 85
24 May 2015 -
Population, Immigration, Border Crossing Authority will be closed on Monday
24 May 2015 -
Polish president concedes defeat in presidential election
24 May 2015 -
Two Arab youths arrested on suspicion of throwing firebomb in Old City
24 May 2015 -
Arrest extended for 19-year-old suspected of stabbing two teens in Old City
24 May 2015 -
Netanyahu applauds Nadav Guedj for Eurovision ranking
24 May 2015 -
Analysis: Why Iran’s failure to protect religious minorities doesn't bode well for nuclear deal
24 May 2015 - Report raises disturbing questions about Iranian compliance with any nuclear agreement in light of failure to respect its citizens’ basic human rights.
'Unflinching' Holocaust film takes Grand Prix award at Cannes
24 May 2015 - "Son of Saul" caused a stir at the French film festival for depicting the process of exterminating Jews in Auschwitz.
Blasts in Sanaa after Saudi-led coalition air strike
24 May 2015 -
Police investigating picture of Kahlon as Hitler
24 May 2015 -
One Republic heading for Tel Aviv
24 May 2015 - Hit rockers to perform show at Hayarkon Park this week.
Iranian official: Tehran set to overhaul fuel pricing and set a single rate
24 May 2015 -
Hezbollah's Nasrallah: The US can't protect anyone from ISIS
24 May 2015 - Leader of Lebanese Shi'ite organization calls for countrymen to "end their silence and confront the [infidel] threat" posed by Islamic State, Syrian rebel groups.
US, allies conduct 17 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
24 May 2015 -
Nasrallah: The US can't protect anyone in Syria, Iraq or Lebanon from ISIS
24 May 2015 -
Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes north of Tonga
24 May 2015 -
Iran reportedly agrees to 'managed' inspections of military sites
24 May 2015 - Iran's deputy FM reiterates that Tehran will not permit inspectors access to the country's nuclear scientists, according to local media report.
ISIS executes hundreds in Palmyra, Syria says
24 May 2015 - According to Syrian state media, terror group has killed 400 people in ancient city.
Saudi king vows to punish those behind Friday suicide attack in kingdom
24 May 2015 - "Any participant, planner, supporter or sympathizer with this heinous crime will be held accountable, tried and will receive the punishment he deserves," vows king.
Iran's oil minister says OPEC unlikely to change output ceiling
24 May 2015 - A June 5 meeting in Vienna is likely to hear renewed demands from for reduction in amount of oil pumped, yet even officials from countries which favor a curb see it as unlikely.
Gaddafi's home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic Libya
24 May 2015 - ISIS gains in Libya worry European governments and north African neighbors. Yet so far, Western countries bombing IS positions in Syria and Iraq, have steered clear of intervention in Libya.
Foreign Affairs: Syria’s Solomonic justice
24 May 2015 - Next month, Bashar Assad will mark 15 years to coming to power and while he is still hanging on in parts of the country, his father’s estate has been irreversibly split.
Diplomacy: Pulling in different directions
24 May 2015 - As the new government gets started, the main actors in the Mideast diplomatic drama are all pulling in very different directions.
Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest, Israel places ninth
23 May 2015 - The annual kitsch-fest was watched last year by more than 195 million people in 45 countries.
Two Jewish teens stabbed in east Jerusalem
23 May 2015 - The 17-year-olds were evacuated in moderate condition to a hospital in the city.
Interior Ministry official commits suicide after accusation of racism goes viral
23 May 2015 - Man takes life after Tel Aviv woman complains she was discriminated against at the Population, Immigration and Border Crossing Authority.
Police discover bodies of parents, son in apparent murder-suicide in Arad
23 May 2015 - Police believe one of the parents - both of whom were in their 80s - killed their son before both of them took their own lives.
Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest Morsi death sentence in North
23 May 2015 - The event, which took place in the village of Kafr Kana, featured speeches by Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah and his deputy, Kamal Khatib.
Israel charged up for Eurovision song contest final
23 May 2015 - For the first time since 2010, Israel's entry into the annual Eurovision song competition has advanced past the semi-final stage.
Netanyahu thanks US for blocking UN drive for Mideast nuclear-free zone
23 May 2015 - Israel: Peace essential precursor to arms control; UN’s Ban disappointed on failure to narrow differences
Liberman to government: Don't harm converts to Judaism from former Soviet Union
23 May 2015 - Yisrael Beytenu criticized coalition's plan to strike down Tzohar Law, which made it easier for those not recognized as Jews to marry.
Nasrallah: Hezbollah in worst state since 1982 onslaught by Israel
23 May 2015 - The Hezbollah leader said that now is the time for mobilization. He called on everyone "who enjoys a reputation of integrity" to contribute.
Opposition MK vows to 'make life hell' for Netanyahu government
23 May 2015 - Nonetheless, Shmuli did say that any government measure that would improve the socioeconomic lot of the country’s weaker constituencies would be supported by the opposition.
'Erdogan brags about Turkish APC, even though it was jointly made with Israel'
23 May 2015 - Weighing between nine and 14 tons, the Hurricane seats up to seven people who use it to engage in combat and reconnaissance missions.
Business leaders in Jordan say ISIS "barbarians at gate" threaten development
23 May 2015 - Islamic State and the Syrian civil war have for now squelched hopes of a trade boom in the area by disrupting Jordan's overland trading routes with Iraq and Syria,.
Pizzeria owner in Holon arrested for drugging police officers' slices
23 May 2015 - "I knew that the police ordered the pizza, but the officer [who made the order] sounded laid back on the telephone," suspect says.
Lady Gaga accepts ADL award on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation
23 May 2015 - Award presented at NYC ceremony attended by children from 85 different New York and New Jersey schools.
 

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