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Israeli Extremists Assault Palestinian Bus Driver In Jerusalem
28 Jul 2015 - A number of Israeli extremists attacked, on Monday at night, a Palestinian bus driver, working for the Egged Bus Company, by spraying his face with pepper spray before beating him up, and tried to tie him to his seat. ...
Soldiers Demolish Several Buildings In Occupied Jerusalem
28 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Tuesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished residential rooms, stores and warehouses. ...
Israelis Continue to Enter Aqsa, UN Warns Over 'Religious Provocation'
27 Jul 2015 - Right-wing Israelis broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound again on Monday, as the UN expressed concerns over "religious provocation" in and around holy sites in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. ...
Soldiers Attack Detainees In Nafha Prison
27 Jul 2015 - The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that undercover soldiers invaded, Monday, several rooms where Palestinian detainees are held in Nafha Israeli detention camp, assaulted dozens of them, and transferred many to different prisons. ...
Foreign Ministry Denounces Murder Of Abu Latifa
27 Jul 2015 - The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued statement, Monday, strongly condemning the death of a young Palestinian man, who was shot and killed at dawn, by Israeli army fire in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. ...
Palestinian Killed By Israeli Army Fire In Qalandia
27 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and wounded several others. Eyewitnesses said the slain man was kidnapped, before the soldiers shot him dead. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Jenin
27 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Monday, Toura town in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, and kidnapped two Palestinians. ...
Five Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron, One Injured
27 Jul 2015 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Monday, four Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and installed several roadblocks, and kidnapped a child on Sunday evening. Israeli military sources said soldiers shot a young man, allegedly, after he attempted to stab a soldier. ...
NGO Calls for Immediate End to Gaza Electricity Crisis
26 Jul 2015 - The http://www.ichr.ps/en warned, this Saturday, of the aggravated humanitarian situation in Gaza, due to continued electricity outage, calling on defacto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas for immediate intervention in ending the crisis. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Real life threatens to disrupt IDF’s war games
The army may be in the middle of a major exercise, but events in the West Bank and East Jerusalem could soon intrude.
To craft defense budget, Netanyahu to compare panel’s report with military’s plan
Prime minister will study both the Locker report and the 'Gideon' plan to see which draft is optimal.
Palestinian teen's death prompts violent clashes in West Bank
A number of Palestinians and Border Police were wounded in Qalandiyah following funeral of Mohammed Abu Latifa, who was killed by IDF.
ICC prosecutor appeals ruling to investigate Gaza flotilla deaths
Fatou Bensouda rejects call to probe alleged war crimes by IDF soldiers, following maritime incident that left nine Turks dead.
IDF deepens probe of 2014 Gaza school bombing, in wake of UN complaint
Army investigation of two senior officers launched 4 months ago due to suspicion that aerial attack violated int'l law, IDF regulations.
More than half of Israel's security cabinet wants say in defense budget
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon opposes any discussions of Locker committee's recommendations, but over half of security cabinet disagree.
Israeli military opens surprise drill to test readiness in emergency scenarios
Exercise planned in advance as part of an expansive 2015 training plan aimed at improving soldiers' preparedness in the face of emergency scenarios.
Dimona nuclear reactor workers earn nearly twice as much as IDF, civil servants
Yet the reactor’s scientists and engineers earn salaries similar to those at other government institutions.
Palestinian killed by Israeli forces during West Bank raid, third fatality in past week
18-year-old Palestinian falls off roof after being shot in lower body during arrest raid in Qalandiya refugee camp.
Only 21 non-IDF employees receiving controversial pensions
Bridging pensions give retiring IDF officers monthly pension paid from government budget until they reach legal retirement age, when their accumulated pensions kick in.
For Israel, it seems Goliath was the victim
An Israeli MK says the Philistine giant had the right to defend himself against David, explaining why stricter punishment is needed for stone throwers. At least he recognizes who the underdog is these days.
Sinai's ISIS offshoot is most effective in Mideast, senior IDF official says
And yet, no one seems to know who's running it.
Number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention doubled in one year
Rules for evidence required to continue holding suspects were loosened following last summer’s triple kidnapping and murder of teens.
U.S. attorney general: We will not interfere in Pollard case to prevent his release
Loretta Lynch says Israeli spy served 'enough time' under law at the time of his conviction, denies link between possible release and Iran deal.
The elusive objectives and risky results of Netanyahu’s war on Obama
Did Israeli ministers and American Jewish leaders carry out due diligence before deploying their armies against the Iran agreement?
In wake of suicide, IDF opens army prep course for Hebrew-speaking immigrants
Recruits who move to Israel not long before joining the army don’t understand the country, explains officer.
Dozens of Palestinians clash with Israel Police at Temple Mount
Palestinian youths barricade themselves inside flashpoint site, throwing stones and fireworks at police, as Jewish pilgrims planned to visit for Tisha B'Av prayers; Rivlin: Such acts of hatred will not be tolerated.
Israel rejects Kerry's warning: We won't stop voicing concerns over Iran deal
Officials respond to U.S. Secretary of State's admonition that if Congress doesn't approve Iran deal, Israel might end up 'being more isolated... and more blamed.'
Internal IDF report: Land at village slated for demolition privately owned by Palestinians
Civil Administration report obtained by Haaretz cites Ottoman deed, may halt planned demolitions in West Bank village of Sussia.
Jordan complains to international aviation body over new Israeli airport
Jordan concerned with location and name of new airport north of Eilat; International Civil Aviation Organization is reportedly investigating the complaint.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Ghassan Abu Jamal's Family Displaced from Jerusalem as Part of Collective Punishment Policy
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
 
The battle for Al-Aqsa: 'This is not about prayer'
07/27/2015 - Palestinians fear imminent Israeli moves to alter the Muslims' exclusive control of Al-Aqsa.
  Daily Star
 
Two Bahraini policemen killed in bombing: Interior Ministry
28 Jul 2015 A bomb attack killed two Bahraini policemen on duty in the mainly Shiite village of Sitra, south of the capital Manama, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, days after the government said it had disrupted an arms...
Blast suspends transport of gas on Iran-Turkey pipeline: minister
28 Jul 2015 An explosion overnight Monday suspended the transport of gas along a pipeline connecting Turkey and Iran in the eastern Turkish province of Agri, Ankara's energy minister said.
Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal
28 Jul 2015 The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues - this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans.
  YNet News
 
Netanyahu: We are acting to prevent destruction of settlements
28 Jul 2015 - ....
Former settlers, officials return to Sa-Nur settlement without security approval
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Senior Hamas official: No more military assistance from Iran
27 Jul 2015 - As the group's political wing moves closer to the Saudis, Abu Marzouk admits Iran has withdrawn support; military wing reportedly attempting to mend relations with Islamic Republic. ....
Israel's Arabs don't have to be Zionists to be loyal
27 Jul 2015 - Op-ed: State of Israel's anthem is a reflection of Jewish yearning for a national home; Arab citizens cannot and should not be part of that yearning, but it should not stop them from being loyal citizens. ....
17 minutes in Beit Hanoun: Battalion 931's bloody battle in Gaza
27 Jul 2015 - One year ago during Protective Edge, a force from the Nahal Brigade came under heavy Hamas fire; it was outnumbered and lost two fighters, with many others wounded, but the troops came out on top, killing 15 terrorists. ....
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbours
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Kerry to visit region to discuss Iran deal, but skip Israel
27 Jul 2015 - US secretary of state to travel to Egypt and Qatar and meet with allies in attempt to alleviate concerns over nuclear agreement signed with Tehran; State Dept. says Kerry has been in constant contact with Netanyahu over deal. ....
The 3D printer revolution comes to the IAF
27 Jul 2015 - New 3D printer can manufacture spare parts for fighter jets within hours, while a new American robot can do a job that takes five soldiers four days to do - in one night. ....
Former US ambassadors to Israel back Iran nuclear deal
27 Jul 2015 - ....
Three acquitted of 2012 'price tag' attack at Palestinian village
27 Jul 2015 - ....
The promised landfill: 106 years of garbage in Tel Aviv
27 Jul 2015 - As the Tel Aviv Municipality introduces new recycling bins, we go back to the days when sanitation workers used to collect wastewater from outhouses, when dust covered the city's streets, when the first garbage trucks arrived and when trash piled up on the streets during the Sanitation Department's strikes. ....
A rabbi's mission: Saving Damascus' Jewish culture
26 Jul 2015 - Rabbi Moshe Chadid is doing the work of an academic department with his two hands: Carefully preserving the Damascus Jewry' heritage and preventing a glorious culture from sinking into oblivion, while attracting a young generation eager to learn about its forefathers. ....
The US-Israeli 'plot' to destroy Iran
26 Jul 2015 - Analysis: The ayatollahs and Revolutionary Guards believe Obama and the Mossad have concocted a scheme to expose the dark Islamic Republic to the economic wonders of the big world, in order to encourage young Iranians to lead a revolution. ....
Israeli-born Filipina fights to save lives in IDF
26 Jul 2015 - Two years after her grandmother was rescued from the rubble in the Philippines, Joanna Chris Afron has come full circle – becoming a combat soldier in the same unit that saved her grandmother. ....
Netanyahu shown 2,000-year-old Book of Lamentations scroll
26 Jul 2015 - 'There is a lot of significance to the fact that on Tisha B'Av, this scroll is being brought to the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, our united capital,' PM says. ....
World powers' moral failure
26 Jul 2015 - Op-ed: The Western states which signed the nuclear agreement with Iran signed it on Israel's behalf as well, although they were not authorized to do so. World powers often decide what is good for small nations, but they usually make the wrong decision. ....
Jonathan Pollard: A war of spins and a history of failures
26 Jul 2015 - Why have all the attempts to release the Israeli spy from US prison failed, when did Israeli leaders come close to convincing the Americans to free him, and is there any chance that he will be received at Ben-Gurion Airport as a national hero? ....
Religious leaders gather at president's home for unity summit
26 Jul 2015 - Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox rabbis discuss the importance of cooperation following recent tensions; Rivlin: A society without solidarity is destined for destruction. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 28 Jul 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Mike Huckabee’s Holocaust Abomination
Tikun Olam 28 Jul 2015 - There’s nothing worse in the world than non-Jews who try to out-Jew Jews.  Their fawning references to subjects about which they know next to nothing is offensive (I can think of stronger words, but let’s keep it civil).  They have no right.  They just have no...
Editor Message
This Week In Palestine 28 Jul 2015 - When we first started gathering material for the issue currently in your hands, I started thinking about what a day in my life looks like: perhaps an ungodly amount of coffee, and a collection of mundane moments that lead me to stories of all kinds. We...
How will Iran's nuclear deal be policed?
BBC 27 Jul 2015 - How will Iran's nuclear deal be monitored?
KSA denounces Iran’s aggressive statements
Arab News 27 Jul 2015 - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:52 RIYADH: Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has denounced “aggressive statements” by Iran, after Tehran accused Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions by making unfounded allegations against it. “This...
Arab ministers plan talks in Cairo after Jerusalem clashes
Arab News 27 Jul 2015 - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:52 CAIRO: Arab League foreign ministers will meet in Cairo early next month to discuss clashes involving Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, a senior Palestinian official said...
Bank of Israel keeps August interest rate unchanged
Globes Main News 27 Jul 2015 - The Bank of Israel notes that home prices have risen by 3.2% over the past year.
Once we were embattled, now we are insurgent
Mondoweiss 27 Jul 2015 - A year ago, many of us struggled to cope with the sure knowledge of an unfolding atrocity in Gaza. We watched as the men of the Israeli army – and the society that ejected them into that ghetto – extinguished the lives of 2,200 people. One presumes...
The great Highway 17 billboard contest
Mondoweiss 27 Jul 2015 - Our friend Patrick in British Columbia writes: These pictures are of competing billboard signs found on Hwy 17 near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This road leads between Victoria (the provincial capital) and the ferry to Vancouver. These signs would be seen by thousands of...
Huckabee plays the Iran Holocaust trump card
Mondoweiss 27 Jul 2015 - This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. Here it comes again, election season and the seemingly inevitable Israel love fest, Republicans and Democrats alike, this time focused on Iran. And...
When a U.S. president demanded inspections of a nuclear facility in the Middle East (and failed)
Mondoweiss 27 Jul 2015 - In July 1963, President Kennedy demanded of the newly-elected Israeli Prime Minister that he allow U.S. inspections of the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona to make sure that the plant was “devoted exclusively to peaceful purposes.” U.S. support for Israel would be “seriously jeopardized” if the...
Tender to be issued for Ben Gurion Airport hotel
Globes Main News 27 Jul 2015 - The Israel Airports Authority tender stipulates that the hotel will be within walking distance of the main terminal.
No, Jesus would not be a settler — he’d practice solidarity
+972 Magazine 27 Jul 2015 - Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren says Jesus would be considered a settler if he lived in Bethlehem today. Such talk obscures the nature of the settlement enterprise and slanders Jesus. Text and photos by Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org A mural portraying Jesus is painted on the Israeli...
Burns: Implementation key to Iran nuclear deal
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2015 - The first year of implementation of the Iran nuclear deal will be especially critical to ensuring its success and durability over the long haul, former US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns tells Al-Monitor.
Iran deal is overwhelmingly supported by American voters — 54 to 38 percent
Mondoweiss 27 Jul 2015 - A new poll out today from Public Policy Polling shows Americans overwhelmingly in favor of the Iran deal, and there’s no downside for pols who support it. Here are the numbers. By 54 percent to 38 percent, Americans are for the deal. Democrats split 75 to...
Family, blood stains challenge Israeli account of Qalandiya killing
+972 Magazine 27 Jul 2015 - Muhammad Abu Latifa was killed during an early morning arrest raid. Israeli security forces say he died after falling from a roof but witness accounts and blood stains seen by +972 appear to contradict that narrative. Abu Latifa was the third Palestinian to be killed in...
Dozens injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police storm compound
Asharq Alawsat ME News 27 Jul 2015 - Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian woman during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police after authorities limited access for Muslim worshipers to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem and attacked Palestinian worshippers at the site, on July 26, 2015. (AFP Photo/Ahmad...
Teva buying Allergan Generics for $40.5b
Globes Main News 27 Jul 2015 - The deal, the largest ever acquisition by an Israeli company, is in cash and shares.
The Long Road to Bethlehem: Part Three
+972 Magazine 27 Jul 2015 - Click here to read parts one and two. The New Year comes and passes. It’s January 2014 and I’ve been living in the territories for almost a year. But rather than becoming more comfortable in my new surroundings and feeling like my usual curious and adventurous...
Salehi speaks on 'secret side deal' with IAEA
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2015 - In an interview with Iranian state television, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, talked about the agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency of how the inspections of specific sites will be handled.
Will Lebanon solve its trash crisis?
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2015 - With trash piling up in the streets for weeks and landfills overflowing, the country needs a solution soon.
Turkish private sector gears up for Iran push
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2015 - An end to international sanctions against Iran raises strong commercial prospects for Turkish companies on the Iranian market.
The case for releasing Pollard
Al-Monitor 27 Jul 2015 - US authorities deny any linkage between the Iran deal and the fact that it won't oppose the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard later this year.
Israel Launches Diplomatic Push to Kill Human Rights Groups
Occupation Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - Jason Ditz - AntiWar - Legal Efforts to Ban Rights Groups Have Repeatedly Failed [ry]
Wrong on the Facts, Wrong on the Law: Israeli’s False Claims of “Self-Defense” in Gaza War
Occupation Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - James Marc Leas - CounterPunch - “Public relations campaigns based on self-defense have been critical to Israeli officials avoiding accountability after each of the six major assaults on Gaza since Israel withdrew its settlers from Gaza in 2005. Notwithstanding the reports of war crimes committed by...
Mount Scopus Slopes National Park and the harm it causes al-`Esawiyah and a-Tur
Occupation Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - B’Tselem - "According to Bimkom, when planners for al-`Esawiyah met with the planners for the national park for in coordination meetings, the director of the Jerusalem district at the NPA expressly stated that the purpose of the park was to block Palestinian neighborhoods from expanding into...
Palestinian man dies during attempted arrest by Israeli security forces
Occupation Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - Peter Beaumont - The Guardian - Mohammad Abu Latifa, 20, becomes third Palestinian in a week to be killed by IDF after he was shot and fell from a roof [ry]
SEE! Clashes in Jerusalem
Occupation Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - AIC - Israeli forces invaded the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya Sunday afternoon, continuing attacks begun last night against the city`s Palestinian population [ry]
Huckabee Israel comments spark row
BBC 26 Jul 2015 - US Republican Mike Huckabee triggers a row by accusing President Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" over the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran looks for investment opportunities
BBC 26 Jul 2015 - Iran looks for investment opportunities
Has the IDF found a way to climb down the Susya tree?
+972 Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - Up against extraordinarily harsh diplomatic pressure from its closest allies, Israel seems to have found a way to save face without creating too much of a fuss — at least temporarily. Members of the ‘Clown Army’ confront Israeli security forces during a solidarity protest in the...
Pro-Netanyahu daily invents Obama ‘quote’ against Iran deal
+972 Magazine 26 Jul 2015 - Owned by Adelson and aligned with Netanyahu, Israel’s most-read newspaper has now devolved to actually making things up about Obama. Israel Hayom headline: ‘The agreement will strengthen terrorism.’ Below (right): ‘There is a reason my name is Barack Hussein.’ (July 26, 2015) The pro-Netanyahu daily Israel...
VIDEO: Why Assad has 'never sounded weaker'
BBC 26 Jul 2015 - The Syrian army has been forced to give up some areas in order to retain others in the war against rebels, now in its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assad has acknowledged.
VIDEO: Clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque
BBC 26 Jul 2015 - Palestinian youths have clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa complex in East Jerusalem, one of Islam's holiest sites.
  Misc2
 
'Dangerous developments' at Aqsa spark Arab ministers meeting
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined Arab League to discuss Israeli escalations at mosque, settlement growth and extra-judicial arrests of Palestinians, says chief Palestinian negotiator
Lebanon’s rubbish state: A metaphor comes to life
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2015 - The current deluge of trash symbolises the essence of a country built on vast inequality - Lebanon is now both literally and metaphorically rotting
Sisi’s rise has been good for Israel, but could he become a liability?
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2015 - Israeli officials described Sisi coming to power as a ‘miracle,’ but his wars against the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas seem too extreme, even for them
Palestinian teenager killed while fleeing arrest by Israeli forces in West Bank
Middle East Eye 27 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined Three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces over the course of the past seven days
Jerusalemites warn of rising tensions after clashes at al-Aqsa Mosque
Middle East Eye 26 Jul 2015 - Language Undefined Clashes broke out on Sunday morning, with many prevented from entering the holy site in Jerusalem
Iran hardliners mobilise against nuclear deal
Middle East Eye 25 Jul 2015 - As Tehran’s euphoria of the nuclear deal dies down, tough questions are being asked about the precise terms of the agreement
Is Love Winning in the Israel-Iran Social Media Wars?
The Forward New 25 Jul 2015 - While Israelis from left to right lamented the Iran nuclear deal, Ronny Edry spoke directly to Iranians. ‘We’re coming for Shabbat,’ he proclaimed on his controversial - but popular - ‘Israel-Loves-Iran’ Facebook page.
Zimbabwe: Iranians in Country for Eight Joint Permanent Commission
allAfrica.com 27 Jul 2015 - [The Herald] A high-powered delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran led by the Minister of Co-operatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Ali Rabiei, arrived in Harare yesterday for the 8th Joint Permanent Commission that will review progress of various bilateral agreements between Harare and Tehran.
Zimbabwe: Iranian Delegation Expected Tomorrow
allAfrica.com 27 Jul 2015 - [The Herald] A high-powered Islamic Republic of Iran delegation led by the Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Mr Ali Rabiei, is expected in the country tomorrow for the 8th Joint Permanent Commission that will review progress of various bilateral agreements between the two countries.
Funeral of Man Killed by IDF in Beit Ommar Violenty Attacked
Palestine Solidarity Project 26 Jul 2015 - Even his funeral was attacked, The Funeral of Falah Abu Maria (52 years old) who was killed Thursday 23 July at 3:00 inside his house and in front of his family in cold blood by Zionist occupation forces. Zionist occupation forces again attacked the funeral with...
BREAKING: Man from Beit Ommar Killed by IDF
Palestine Solidarity Project 26 Jul 2015 - Israeli forces killed Faleh Abu Maria, 50, in his home the morning of 23 July. At approximately 3am, dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked Saleh Abu Maria’s house. When he refused to open the door, they began shooting live ammunition. He was shot in the chest and...
Bank of Israel keeps August interest rate unchanged
Globes Main News 27 Jul 2015 - The Bank of Israel notes that home prices have risen by 3.2% over the past year.
Tender to be issued for Ben Gurion Airport hotel
Globes Main News 27 Jul 2015 - The Israel Airports Authority tender stipulates that the hotel will be within walking distance of the main terminal.
Teva buying Allergan Generics for $40.5b
Globes Main News 27 Jul 2015 - The deal, the largest ever acquisition by an Israeli company, is in cash and shares.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 Jul 2015 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 28 Jul 2015 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 28 Jul 2015 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 28 Jul 2015 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 28 Jul 2015 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 28 Jul 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Gaza One Year Later: The Quest for Accountability
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Jul 2015 - Contact Congress and the media to get our Capitol Hill briefing on Gaza in front of decision-makers and the public.
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen during arrest raid
7/27/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah, Palestinian medics said. Locals said that Israeli military vehicles raided the camp early Monday and broke into...
Israelis enter Aqsa as UN warns against 'religious provocation'
7/27/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Right-wing Israelis broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday for the second day in a row, as the UN expressed concern over "religious provocations" in and around holy sites in the Old City of East Jerusalem. Witnesses...
Israeli forces injure 14 after funeral of Palestinian teen
7/27/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday injured 14 Palestinians, including six with live rounds, in clashes that broke out following the funeral of a Palestinian teen who was killed by Israeli forces in Qalandiya refugee camp on Monday morning. Muhammad...
Palestinian teen 'executed' during arrest, family says
7/27/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Latifa was "executed" during an arrest raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp on Monday, his family said, refuting claims that he fell from a rooftop while being chased by Israeli forces. Locals said that...
Fatah official: Hamas must hand over Gaza rule for reconciliation
7/27/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas must hand over rule of the Gaza Strip as a condition to forming a unity government,Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said Sunday. Hamas has to "lift their hands" from the Gaza Strip and allow the unity government...
Israeli forces detain 9 Palestinians in West Bank raids
7/27/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians in the occupied West Bank overnight Sunday, an Israeli army spokeswoman and locals said. Omar Abdul-Rahman Ghunimat, 55, was detained in the village of Surif near Hebron, witnesses said. Israeli forces also seized...
Report: Palestinian, Israeli negotiators meet in Jordan
7/27/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat met with Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom in Amman last week, according to Israeli media reports. Hebrew-language website Walla reported that the two officials met in the Jordanian capital five days ago in...
Israeli soldiers assault 2 Palestinians in Hebron
7/27/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli military forces assaulted two Palestinians in the Hebron district on Sunday, locals said. A popular committees' spokesman in Beit Ummar, Muhammad Ayad Awad, said that Israeli soldiers assaulted 16-year-old Hamza Ahmad Khalil during an arrest...
Israeli forces lightly injure Palestinian in Hebron
7/27/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian sustained bruises during a fight with Israeli forces west of Hebron, witnesses said. Locals told Ma'an that Shadi Jaber, 21, received minor injuries while allegedly attempting to assault an Israeli soldier. Jaber was...
Israeli forces seize excavator near Nablus
7/27/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces seized an excavator owned by a Palestinian villager near Nablus on Sunday, the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) said. Khalid Mansour from PARC said that the excavator belonged to Radi Rayyan, a resident ofQarawat Bani Hassan  ...
Palestinian detainees set fire to rooms following Israeli jail raids
7/27/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel's Nafta jail set fire to rooms inside the prison after they declared a campaign of non-compliance on Monday in response to cell raids by Israeli prison guards. The Palestinian Authority...
PA condemns killing of Palestinian teen, warns of Israeli violations
7/27/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian presidency on Monday strongly criticized recent violations by Israel, warning that settlement construction and several recent killings could force the Palestinian Authority to take "serious decisions," official news agency Wafa reported. Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudainah...
Over 100 teachers in Gaza to apply for Qatari job opportunities
7/27/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- More than 100 Palestinian teachers in the Gaza Strip will be granted permission to leave the besieged territory to apply for work in Qatar, the Israeli Civil Administration and Palestinian officials said Monday. Israel's Coordinator...
Arab League ministers to meet after Aqsa clashes
7/27/2015 - Cairo (AFP) -- Arab League foreign ministers will meet in Cairo early next month to discuss clashes involving Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, a senior Palestinian official said Monday. Sunday's incident saw Israeli police enter...
Delegation of West Bank businessmen to visit Gaza
7/27/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A delegation of 115 businessmen from the West Bank will visit the beleaguered Gaza Strip next week, a Palestinian business federation said Monday. Khalil Rizq, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and...
  The Guardian
 
Sami Yusuf's music banned in Iran after Nazareth concert
27 Jul 2015 - State TV bars adored Iranian-born British singer from all its channels, but he says he will ‘not apologise for performing in Palestine’ The Iranian-born...
Palestinian man dies during attempted arrest by Israeli security forces
27 Jul 2015 - Mohammad Abu Latifa, 20, becomes third Palestinian in a week to be killed by IDF after he was shot and fell from a roof...
Huckabee defends claim that Iran deal will 'march Israelis to oven door'
26 Jul 2015 - Republican presidential hopeful joins chorus of hostility to nuclear accord Jewish Democratic body asks other GOP candidates to denounce remarks The presidential candidate Mike...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Tel Aviv light rail work to bring chaos to central roads, police warn
Ha'aretz - 28 Jul 2015
Netanyahu demands illegal West Bank homes not be demolished
Ha'aretz - 28 Jul 2015
Prominent Safed rabbi indicted for rape of 12 women
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
After 40 years, Bedouin village's school finally linked to the power grid
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
MK charges Likud minister with ‘extortion’ in return for supporting her bills
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Why Spielberg is all ears for this Israeli podcast
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Haifa’s mountain railway has high hopes after reopening
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Bill gains pace to regulate Israel's soaring apartment rental industry
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Israeli police arrests youth for calling Mohammed a pig
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Former Supreme Court head: Bring all Ethiopian Jews to Israel now
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Israeli Arab mayors submit $1.7b. plan for boosting local communities
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
Israeli teen with cancer begs for right to die with dignity
Ha'aretz - 27 Jul 2015
A new innovation for Startup Nation: employing Israeli Arabs
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
High levels of bacteria detected in drinking water at Tel Aviv hospital
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
Two suspects to be indicted for Church of Loaves and Fishes arson attack
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
For Israel, it seems Goliath was the victim
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
Sinai's ISIS offshoot is most effective in Mideast, senior IDF official says
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
Sheldon Adelson flies NBA players to Israel on private jet
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
Large fire prompts evacuation of homes in West Bank settlement
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
Three killed in suspected hit-and-run in Israel's north
Ha'aretz - 26 Jul 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Qassam Brigades: Resistance will defend al-Aqsa
27 Jul 2015 - The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas Movement, on Monday warned that al-Aqsa Mosque is a red line and any harm done to it would not pass unnoticed.
Abu Marzouk: Hamas-Iran relationship has its ups and downs
27 Jul 2015 - Hamas is keen on maintaining a strong relationship with Iran although it has its ups and downs, political bureau member of Hamas Mousa Abu Marzouk told al-Jazeera Net.
IOF stages limited incursion into Gaza
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out Monday morning a limited incursion into the east of Gaza City, Quds Press reported.
The Prophet Muhammad is Red Line…but we must be wise
27 Jul 2015 - Judeo-Nazi settlers in Jerusalem have gone beyond the pale in recent days when two settlers appeared on TV, bad-mouthing the Prophet of Islam.
Number of administrative detainees doubled in Israeli jails
27 Jul 2015 - The number of Palestinian administrative detainees held in Israeli jails without charge or trial has doubled within a year, Haaretz Hebrew newspaper reported Monday.
Settlers again break into al-Aqsa
27 Jul 2015 - A group of Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque Monday morning via the Israeli-controlled Magaribeh gate under Israeli police protection.
Rights group: Israeli assaults on al-Aqsa war crimes
27 Jul 2015 - The Independent Commission for Human Rights stressed both the need and ability to wage a legal battle against Israel as regards recent aggression on Muslims’ holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
Child among 4 Palestinians kidnapped by IOF from al-Khalil
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Monday kidnapped four Palestinian citizens from the southern West Bank province of al-Khalil.
Calls for prosecuting Israel for its crimes against al-Aqsa Mosque
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) act of storming al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday on the occasion of the so-called destruction of the temple has sparked wide-spread condemnations.
Palestinian teen shot dead in Qalandia camp
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot and killed a Palestinian teenager at dawn Monday after brutally storming Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah, medics said.
Israeli unit storms section 10 in Nafha lock-up
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli prison administration banned the movement of Palestinian inmates at the Nafha jail shortly before prison guards stormed section 10 and cracked down on the detainees.
IOF storms Dhahiriya town, summons citizen
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday stormed ad-Dhahiriya town, south of al-Khalil, and handed a Palestinian citizen a summons for interrogation.
Gaza: Israel destroyed 60 percent of the homes in Zaneh area
27 Jul 2015 - Israel's war on the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014 caused complete or partial destruction to 60 percent of the homes in al-Zaneh area, east of Khan Younis.
Ramon jailers punish nine Palestinian prisoners
27 Jul 2015 - Israeli prison soldiers have stormed section 1 in Ramon jail and conducted violent searches inside the prisoners' rooms, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society.
Hamas calls for strong response to Israel's violations at Aqsa Mosque
27 Jul 2015 - A spokesman for the Hamas Movement has urged the Palestinians in the West Bank to escalate their resistance activities against the Israeli occupation to deter its violations at the Aqsa Mosque.
Cancer-patient detainee threatens to start hunger strike
26 Jul 2015 - The sick prisoner, Yusri al-Masri, threatened to start open hunger strike if the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refuses his demand of early release.
Hamas: Palestinians will not tolerate incursions into al-Aqsa
26 Jul 2015 - Hamas said Israeli incursions into the Aqsa Mosque will not be tolerated by the Palestinian people and its factions.
Palestinians: Battling for Freedom on Their Own
26 Jul 2015 - The brutal Israeli attack on Gaza at this time last summer and the callous disregard exhibited by much of the international community did serve notice to Palestinians that they are on their own.
Warnings of Israel’s projected endorsement of force-feeding bill
26 Jul 2015 - The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies warned of Israeli intents to grant final endorsement of a bill to force feed Palestinian hunger-striking detainees.
IOA issues administrative prison orders against 37 Palestinians
26 Jul 2015 - The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has issued administrative detention orders against 37 prisoners, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society.
  IRIN
 
Yarmouk camp no longer besieged, UN rules
BEIRUT 24 July 2015 (IRIN) - Despite not being able to deliver food to the camp since March, the UN has quietly dropped the Palestinian camp from its list of besieged areas in Syria >
Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram
DUBAI 24 July 2015 (IRIN) - WordsEvery week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. This week - Palestine, Cameroon and Bulgaria. >
  New York Times
 
Lack of Pause in Yemen War Delays Aid
27 Jul 2015 - Saudi Arabia had promised to cease fighting so that groups could deliver aid to millions of starving Yemenis, but there was no indication that would happen on Monday as planned.
Putting Their Differences Aside, U.S. and Turkey Confront ISIS
27 Jul 2015 - The two countries will clear the Islamic State forces out of a 60-mile-long strip along the Turkish border, a major step toward increasing pressure on the militant group.
Beirut Journal: Lebanese Seethe as Stinking Garbage Piles Grow in Beirut and Beyond
27 Jul 2015 - Residents cited the failure of the Lebanese government to ensure adequate trash collection as proof of a dysfunctional leadership.
Observatory: Farming Had an Earlier Start, a Study Says
27 Jul 2015 - Farming may have originated 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to seeds researchers found at an ancient site.
Palestinian, 18, Dies While Trying to Evade Israeli Security
27 Jul 2015 - The Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said the man had been shot as he ran across rooftops in the Kalandia refugee camp.
Turkey and U.S. Plan to Create Syria ‘Safe Zone’ Free of ISIS
27 Jul 2015 - American warplanes, Turkish forces and anti-ISIS rebels within Syria would join to clear a section along the border, creating what the Turks call a “safe zone” for refugees.
Palestinian Youths Clash With Israeli Police in Jerusalem
26 Jul 2015 - In Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, Palestinians threw stones and sprayed an unidentified liquid at the police , who responded with stun grenades and tear gas.
Strikes on Kurd Militias Elevate Tensions in Turkey
26 Jul 2015 - The Turks and the Kurds faced the prospect of being drawn back into a bloody civil conflict after years of relative peace.
Assad, in Rare Admission, Says Syria’s Army Lacks Manpower
26 Jul 2015 - President Bashar al-Assad also said that the army had ceded some areas to insurgents in order to hold onto other regions deemed more important.
Israel Is Steadfast in Criticism of Nuclear Deal
25 Jul 2015 - An Israeli official said his government would continue to call on Congress to reject the Iran nuclear accord and could not be pressured to stop voicing its objections.
Seeking Sanctuary, More Migrants Confront Land Route’s Perils
25 Jul 2015 - As refugees continue to flow from the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan, an increasingly popular path to Western Europe proves rigorous and risky.
Saudi Forces Agree to Halt in Yemen War
25 Jul 2015 - A Saudi-led military coalition announced on Saturday that a five-day humanitarian cease-fire would take effect in Yemen starting Sunday evening at the request of Yemen’s exiled president.
News Analysis: Spy’s Release Is Unlikely to Assuage Israel on Iran Nuclear Deal
25 Jul 2015 - Attempts in Washington to highlight the likely parole of Jonathan J. Pollard in hopes of quieting a campaign against the Iran deal could provoke a backlash, analysts say.
Australia Arrests Nurse Who Says He Worked With ISIS Under Duress
25 Jul 2015 - Adam Brookman, who says he was wounded in an airstrike and then forced to work with ISIS, was arrested at the Sydney airport, the Australian police said.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Steinitz, Netanyahu postpone vote on gas compromise outline
28 Jul 2015 -
Netanyahu after settler clashes with police: 'We oppose demolition of Beit El homes'
28 Jul 2015 - Border Police violently evacuated scores of activists who were camping out in the half-completed structures early Tuesday morning.
Netanyahu vows to work to prevent demolition of homes in West Bank settlement
28 Jul 2015 -
Right wing denounces Netanyahu, Ya'alon for West Bank settler evictions
28 Jul 2015 -
WATCH: Settlers, police clash during evacuation of illegal structure in Beit El
28 Jul 2015 - According to reports, the police used pepper spray and other crowd-dispersal methods against the settlers.
Israeli pride at Special Olympics
27 Jul 2015 - The Special Olympics got under way with a colorful Opening Ceremony on Saturday night and will run until August 2.
Shin Bet female staffers complain of harassment
27 Jul 2015 -
Israel’s athletes pumped for Maccabi’s return to Germany
27 Jul 2015 - The European Maccabi Games are held every four years, always two years after the Maccabiah in Israel. Prague hosted the first ever European Maccabi Games in 1929, followed by Antwerp a year later.
Molotov cocktails thrown in Psagot settlement in the West Bank
27 Jul 2015 -
MK Bar’s peace plan: Israel needs to accept a Palestinian state in United Nations, then negotiate
27 Jul 2015 - Bar's plan “protects Israel’s vital security interests, keeps Jerusalem united, solves the Palestinian refugee problem outside of Israel’s borders, leaves majority of settlers in in place and more.
Iranian Jews murdered trying to flee to Israel, Mossad reveals
27 Jul 2015 - Jewish population shrunk since revolution, but many remain by choice • 15,000-18,000 still living in Islamic Republic.
Hamas official: Iranian aid to Gaza halted
27 Jul 2015 - Deputy head of Palestinian group says Hamas working to strengthen ties with Islamic Republic, "for the benefit of the Palestinian issue."
Jerusalem Municipality approves major luxury residential tower, hotel adjacent to shuk
27 Jul 2015 - Downtown ‘Freedom Pyramid’ to feature 26 floors, high-end shops, rooftop restaurant in effort to revitalize city center
Former US secretary of defense: Releasing Pollard doesn't make Iran deal any less of a disaster
27 Jul 2015 - Donald Rumsfeld reiterates warning against release of Israeli spy in 1998 and 2001 under Clinton and Bush administrations.
Herzog predicts government will fall by March
27 Jul 2015 - Yisrael Beytenu leader Liberman says glad he stayed out of current coalation.
IBA Journalists to hold emergency meeting to evaluate new scenarios in their status
27 Jul 2015 - For several months now, certain Israel Radio anchors have been signing off by reminding listeners that the station is in a state of liquidation.
Twitter removes offensive photos of Israeli leaders
27 Jul 2015 - Photos of Israeli leaders in kaffiyehs and Nazi uniforms spread across the social media platform.
Deputy FM: ‘Dove of peace’ unlikely to emerge from meeting between Israeli, Palestinian officials
27 Jul 2015 - Hotovely remarks on convening last week in Amman between Interior Minister Shalom and PLO chief negotiator Erekat.
Netanyahu to discuss gas, Palestinian issue in Cyprus visit
27 Jul 2015 - PM set to make first diplomatic trip abroad since re-election in March.
Obama slams Huckabee for invoking Holocaust in his criticism of Iran deal
27 Jul 2015 - US president says such outrageous rhetoric has become commonplace among Republican politicians.
Huckabee strikes back at Obama, says US president doesn't take Iran's threats seriously
27 Jul 2015 -
'Crime cost Israel NIS 15.8 billion in 2014'
27 Jul 2015 - In report, violent crimes account for 34.4% of economic damage caused, with murders by far the most costly, with each murder costing the state an average of NIS 2.3 million.
Two senior Shin Bet women complain their supervisor sexually harassed them
27 Jul 2015 - The alleged harassment started in 2013 and continued through this year.
Families of 500 Ethiopian Israeli IDF soldiers to be brought to Israel
27 Jul 2015 - Interior Minister: I intend to bring all 7,000 Ethiopian Jews waiting to come to Israel.
Obama says yet to hear good argument against Iran nuclear deal, criticises Republicans
27 Jul 2015 -
Palestinian Authority: Israel's escalation will have disastrous consequences
27 Jul 2015 - Abbas's spokesman warns Israel of repercussions of "continuous raids on al-Aksa Mosque, daily killings of Palestinian civilians and continued settlement construction."
Conservative synagogue in Israel booby trapped
27 Jul 2015 - Masorti, the Israeli branch of the Conservative movement, called the incident one of “baseless hatred."
IDF launches massive 3-day drill, calls up thousands of reservists
27 Jul 2015 - Exercise will test military's ability to transition to emergency mode; Hundreds of thousands of reservists will receive telephone message.
Wanted Palestinian terror suspect runs from police and falls to his death
27 Jul 2015 - Palestinian witness says suspect was shot and did not fall off the roof.
Prime Minister’s Office gears up for battle in US against Iran accord
26 Jul 2015 - To the question of whether this deal makes it less likely that Iran will get a nuclear weapon, the talking points say the opposite is true.
US candidate Huckabee says Obama marching Israelis to 'door of the oven'
26 Jul 2015 - Huckabee’s comment draws immediate condemnation from the Democratic National Committee, the National Jewish Democratic Council and the Anti-Defamation League.
Soccer: Israel anticipates massive World Cup qualifying challenge
26 Jul 2015 - The blue-and-white was drawn on Saturday to face former World Cup winners Spain and Italy in qualifying Group G, as well as Albania, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.
Basketball: Coach Edelstein announces Israel roster
26 Jul 2015 - Captain Halperin and forward Pnini, who were both starters in last summer’s qualifying campaign, were ruled out last week.
Jewish educators called to UK authority meeting on Rosh Hashana
26 Jul 2015 - The Rosh Hashana meeting, which is meant to brief schools on a new inspection framework, has angered and bewildered Jewish educational heads.
Two-states-for-two-peoples caucus head Hilik Bar to present diplomatic plan
26 Jul 2015 - The plan calls for an end of all claims between Israel and Palestinians, as well as a significant part of the moderate Arab world.
No sign of impending intifada despite rise in shootings
26 Jul 2015 - Hamas seeks to exploit tensions on Temple Mount to encourage violence.
PA official dismisses report Abbas planning to resign within two months
26 Jul 2015 - Ch. 1 report cited PA officials as saying 80-year-old's surprising announcement of retirement is due to fatigue; Abbas advisor labels report "Israeli rumors."
Young German Greens slam parent party for pro-Iran policy
26 Jul 2015 - Calls on Greens to ensure that Iran not deny Israel’s existence.
Israel Museum rocks
26 Jul 2015 - The museum’s has prepared a jubilee of events that will cater to all musical tastes and genre persuasions.
UN cohesion 'ups the ante' in Congress battle over Iran, Moniz says
26 Jul 2015 - US energy secretary warns of "significant problems" for US with int'l partners should Congress vote down Iran agreement in September.
Home is where the art is
26 Jul 2015 - The In-House Festival features seven shows and will run from July 27-30 in various locations in Jerusalem.
Gazans, Jordanians stage protests against UNRWA decision to cut services to Palestinian population
26 Jul 2015 - Many Palestinians suspect that UNRWA’s scaling-down of its services is part of a “conspiracy” to eliminate the refugee problem.
Immoral to say Israel should stay out of Iran accord debate in US, minister says
26 Jul 2015 - Steinitz responds to comments US Secretary of State John Kerry made Friday that were interpreted by some as a warning for Israel to temper their criticism of Iran deal.
WATCH: Police release footage of clashes with Palestinian rioters on Temple Mount
26 Jul 2015 - Hamas condemns Israeli security forces response to Palestinian rioters as "a dangerous escalation."
Tour Israel: The (not so far away) North
26 Jul 2015 - The North offers all the exciting experiences required for families and individual travelers to have an amazing vacation.
An uphill battle
26 Jul 2015 - Despite some progress, most combat roles are closed to women in the IDF
Jackie Mason: NYC restaurants subject to tougher inspections than Iran under nuclear deal
26 Jul 2015 - Jewish funnyman quips that "we’re more protected from a bad tuna fish than a nuclear bomb."
Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf Arabs
26 Jul 2015 - Iran's deputy foreign minister: The goal of this visit is "strengthening ties and developing cooperation in all the fields" with Iran's neighbors.
Khamenei continues anti-US propaganda, publishes picture of Obama with gun to head
26 Jul 2015 - Iran's Supreme Leader and a number of hardliners have maintained a harsh tone against the US despite the signing of the nuclear deal with world powers.
 

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