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Two Female settlers apprehended, stealing olives
International Middle East Media Center 11/30/2004
Israeli newspaper online Haaretz said police arrested two female settlers while stealing olives from a Palestinian olive grove near the village of Sinjil north...

IDF tracker indicted for alleged contact with Hezbollah
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The court of the Israel Defense Forces Northern Command filed an indictment Tuesday against a Bedouin IDF tracker suspected of making contact with Hezbollah...

Senior Fatah Official Shot Dead in Nablus
New York Times 11/30/2004
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Gunmen shot and killed a senior official from the mainstream Palestinian Fatah party Tuesday in the Balata refugee camp, party...

MOH: Israeli Troops Kill 53 Palestinians and Wound 314 others in a Month
International Press Center 11/29/2004
GAZA, Palestine, November 29, 2004 (IPC)-- The Israeli occupation troops killed 53 Palestinian citizens and wounded 314 others during the period from October 28,2004...

Two Palestinian Citizens Including a Doctor Shot Dead by Israeli Troops in Rafah
International Press Center 11/29/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, November 29, 2004 (IPC)-The Israeli occupation troops shot and killed on Sunday night two Palestinian citizens, including a local doctor, in...

Death Toll in Gaza Rises to Five as Settler Runs Over Two Pupils in Nablus
International Press Center 11/30/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, November 30, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The death toll in Gaza Strip soared yesterday night to five as a third civilian was found...

News Briefs, November 30, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/30/2004
Ramallah raided, one activist arrested / Charitable society searched in Hebron / Two brothers arrested in Hebron / Settler woman lightly wounded near Jerusalem / Qassam shell lands...

Hamas activist sentenced to 67 life terms
International Middle East Media Center 12/1/2004
Ofer military court sentenced, on Tuesday, Abdullah Al-Barghouthi, a leader of Al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, to 67 life terms after charging...

Israelis shoot Gaza child
AlJazeera 11/28/2004
Israeli forces have shot and seriously wounded a four-year-old Palestinian child in Rafah, in southern Gaza, eyewitnesses and medical sources said. Palestinian medical sources...

Bomb kills university lecturer in Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/28/2004
lecturer was killed and two students were wounded when a bomb went off in Al-Azhar University in Gaza City yesterday morning, Palestinian sources reported...

News Briefs, November 29, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/29/2004
Resident killed in Rafah / One arrested in Hebron / Bodrus raided, several homes searched / Gaza tunnel collapses, trapping soldiers/ Residential building leveled in Jerusalem/ Bethlehem...

World in Pictures: Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinians in Gaza
Islam Online 11/28/2004
Israeli occupation troops killed two Palestinians and wounded two others in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, November 28, 2004, Palestinian medical sources said...

Hamas leader signals group has halted attacks on Israelis
The Independent 11/29/2004
A senior Hamas leader indicated today that the militant group is halting attacks on Israelis while the Palestinians prepare to choose a new leader...

IDF officer killed in tunnel collapse in southern Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
An Israel Defense Forces officer was killed on Monday and another officer lightly injured when a tunnel dug by Palestinians collapsed under the Philadelphi...

Palestinian refugees shot dead
AlJazeera 11/29/2004
Israeli occupation soldiers have killed a Palestinian doctor and teenager and wounded five other men and women in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical...

Five School Children Wounded and Citizens Arrested by Israeli Troops
International Press Center 11/24/2004
HEBRON, Palestine, November 24, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-- Five Palestinian students have been shot and wounded and several other citizens have been arrested on Wednesday...

'Hilltop youth’ begin invading the Gaza Strip
Maariv 11/26/2004
Growing number of radical right wing youth, who live on hilltops in the territories, arrive in Gaza ahead of expected pullout. A growing number...

News Briefs, November 25-26, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/26/2004
One resident arrested near Ramallah / Home leveled in Khan Younis, fields bulldozed / Military procedures intensified in Qalqilia / Army claims exploding a weapon smuggling tunnel...

Troops not censured for mistaken killing of 3 Egyptians
Ha'aretz 11/25/2004
An inquiry into the killing last week of three Egyptian policemen by an Israel Defense Forces tank near the Girit outpost in Rafah, has...

Palestinian-Canadian found guilty of planning attacks in North America
Ha'aretz 11/25/2004
A Gaza-born Canadian citizen pleaded guilty yesterday to planning attacks on Israelis in North America and was sentenced by a military court to four...

Disengagement Might Threaten Israel's Exploitation of WB Water
International Middle East Media Center 11/26/2004
Israeli Sources warned that the intended withdrawal from areas in the northern West Bank could threaten Israel's ability to control the northwestern WB aquifer...

Civilian Killed and 27 Others Wounded Throughout oPt
International Press Center 11/26/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, November 25, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces killed a civilian early this morning and arrested seven others in the city of...

IDF kills two senior Hamas men in Hebron raid
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
Israeli forces killed two senior members of Hamas's military wing in Hebron yesterday; a third wanted man was wounded and gave himself up. All...

Water dispute may boil over during pullout
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
see also: Disengagement Might Threaten Israel's Exploitation of WB Water - Ed.] The...

IDF dismantles `outpost' in Neveh Dekalim
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
The Israel Defense Forces yesterday evacuated an illegal outpost set up by settlers in Gush Katif, near Neveh Dekalim, in the Gaza Strip. Later...

Two Palestinians Killed and Third Wounded in Hebron
International Press Center 11/25/2004
HEBRON, Palestine, November 25, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians and wounded a third when Israeli bulldozers tore down an eight-storey...

Israeli officer: I was right to shoot 13-year-old child
The Guardian 11/24/2004
Radio exchange contradicts army version of Gaza killing-- An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a...

Rafah Today: "By our souls, by our blood, we will support you, Abu Ammar”
Rafah Today 11/18/2004
Walking through the refugee camps throughout the Gaza Strip, you'd never know it was actually the first day of Eid al Fitr, the three-day...

Israelis fired on girl 'having identified her as a 10-year-old', military tape shows
The Independent 11/24/2004
Israeli soldiers continued firing at a Palestinian girl killed in Gaza last month well after she had been identified as a frightened child, a...

News Briefs, November 23, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/23/2004
Soldiers raid Bethlehem, break into two homes / Tens of residents withheld near Salfit / Three arrested in Beit Reema, south of Salfit / Two arrested near...

Father and Son Wounded in Khan Younis, Several Civilians Arrested in West Bank
International Press Center 11/23/2004
KHAN YOUNIS, Palestine, November 23, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces shot and wounded a father and his son in the city of Khan...

Land mine awareness program targets teachers
Daily Star 11/23/2004
SIDON: The National De-mining Office (NDO) under the supervision of the Lebanese Army is cooperating with a Norwegian group to raise public awareness about...

Four Palestinians Killed in the West Bank
Miftah 11/22/2004
Four Palestinians were killed in two separate incidents in the West Bank, Sunday, November 21. Three of the victims were killed by Israeli Special...

Eman's Family Rejects Autopsy of their Daughter by Israeli Military
International Press Center 11/20/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, November 20, 2004 (IPC+ Al - Ayyam) -- The family of Eman El Hemss, 13 years-old Palestinian girl, who was killed in cold blood...

IDF kills five Palestinians in clashes, roundup of militants
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
Five Palestinians were killed yesterday in clashes with security forces in Ramallah and the Gaza Strip. Of these, three were Fatah militants killed in...

News Briefs, November 22, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/22/2004
A failed assassination attempt in the Gaza Strip / One resident held in Salfit / Soldiers raid Al-Qarara, north of Khan Younis / Soldiers raid Al-Qarara, north...

Givati commander indicted for shooting 13-year-old girl
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
An indictment was handed down in the Southern Command's Military Court Monday against Captain R., a Givati company commander accused of illegally using his...

Israeli troops kill Two Teens in Nablus, Wound other Citizens in Rafah
International Press Center 11/22/2004
PALESTINE, November 21,2004 (IPC+ Agencies)--Israeli occupation troops killed on Saturday night two Palestinian teens in the West Bank City of Nablus and wounded...

Israeli Troops Kill a Palestinian Citizen Near Deir Elbalah
International Press Center 11/21/2004
DEIR ELBALAH, Palestine, November 21, 2004 (IPC)--Mohammad Khalil Shehada,20, from the Gaza Strip refugee camp of Nusairat, was shot dead by Israeli...

Israel trial over slain Gaza girl
BBC 11/22/2004
An Israeli military court has charged an army officer with illegally using his weapon when he allegedly shot a Palestinian girl who was already...

Photostory: Hebrew University to displace Palestinian families
Electronic Intifada 11/22/2004
On Sunday, November 21 at 7:15AM, bulldozers and armed security guards hired by Hebrew University Properties, Ltd. arrived at the home of Al-Helou...

Man jailed over Ramallah lynching
BBC 11/22/2004
A Palestinian man who waved blood-stained hands at a cheering mob has been jailed for life for killing an Israeli soldier four years ago...

Israeli officer indicted in girl's shooting
AlJazeera 11/22/2004
An Israeli military court has indicted an army officer accused by his own soldiers of emptying his weapon into a Palestinian schoolgirl who was...

News Briefs, November 19, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/19/2004
Soldiers shell west Khan Younis refugee camp / Village raided east of Jerusalem, one resident arrested / Father and his daughter arrested in Yatta / One resident...

Known by their Tattoos, Fast Shooting, Russian Snipers in Israel's Army
International Middle East Media Center 11/19/2004
Israeli sources revealed information about Russian Snipers recruited to the Israeli Army to join the army's military operations in the West Bank and Gaza...

West Bank olive harvest clashes
BBC 11/17/2004
Israeli forces have clashed with Jewish settlers who were trying to stop Palestinian farmers harvesting olives in the West Bank.Police have arrested at least...

Ya'alon orders probe of claims soldiers abused bodies
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Moshe Ya'alon ordered Military Police on Friday to investigate claims that soldiers abused the bodies of...

Probe: Killing of 3 Egyptians due to poor unit coordination
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Probe: Troops erred in communication -- According to the army, an IDF observation point had spotted three suspected terrorists and directed a tank in their...

Army to unify six infantry battalions
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
The Israel Defense Forces recently approved a reorganization that would put six infantry battalions operating in the West Bank and Gaza under a single...

Palestinians: Officer killed by IDF tank fire in Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
A Palestinian officer was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire east of the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, Palestinian...

Israeli Forces Arrest Civilians as Settlers Attack Them
International Press Center 11/18/2004
HEBRON, Palestine, November 18, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces arrested a number of civilians in different parts of the West Bank as armed...

Occupation troops capture three Palestinians on charges of Hamas affiliation
Palestinian Information Center 11/18/2004
Jenin - Zionist terrorist forces at dawn today rounded up three Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp claiming they were Hamas Movement activists. Eyewitnesses said...

News Briefs, November 18, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/18/2004
Thee rescued under a tunnel after it collapsed over them in Rafah / Prominent Hamas activist wounded near Rafah / Al-Qudwa will be allowed to view...

PFLP military wing attacks Zionist foot patrol
Palestinian Information Center 11/18/2004
Khan Younis - The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, military wing of the PFLP, today declared responsibility for ambushing a Zionist foot patrol to the west...

Soldiers 'played' with body
News24.com 11/18/2004
Jerusalem - The Israeli army is looking into allegations that combat soldiers desecrated the body of a Palestinian in Gaza and posed for a picture...

Call to exhume Gaza girl's body
BBC 11/18/2004
The Israeli military is seeking to exhume the body a 13-year-old Palestinian girl killed by Israeli forces in October. Iman al-Hams was shot...

Platoon commander suspected of verifying death of girl fails polygraph
Maariv 11/18/2004
Captain R’ answered untruthfully to the two central questions of the case. Will be charged with illegal use of a firearm and obstruction of...

What constitutes a legitimate target?
AlJazeera 11/18/2004
If, as the saying goes, truth is the first casualty of war, the second victim - in modern warfare at least - must be the distinction...

Gaza's blocked arteries
BBC 11/18/2004
It is a public holiday in Gaza - with Eid and the period of official mourning for Yasser Arafat - so there is no better time...

3 Palestinians rescued from Gaza arms-smuggling tunnel, arrested
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
Three Palestinians were rescued by Palestinian Authority policemen Thursday evening from a collapsed tunnel through which they were attempting to smuggle weapons a few...

PM apologizes after IDF mistakenly kills 3 Egyptian troops
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon apologized to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday after an Israel Defense Forces tank crew mistakenly fired on and killed...

Israeli soldiers kill three Egyptian policemen
The Guardian 11/18/2004
Israel today apologised and launched an investigation after its troops mistakenly killed three Egyptian policemen in the Gaza strip. The incident, which happened early...

Palestinian who gave Iraqi money to bombers' families jailed
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
A military court last week sentenced the Palestinian leader of the Arab Liberation Front to eight years in prison for receiving funds from Iraq...

News Briefs, November 17, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/18/2004
One activist arrested in Ramallah / Huge military force raids Ramallah / Tens of residents withheld west of Jerusalem / NIS 2.8 Million Approved for Settlement Construction...

Wide searches carried out in Hebron
International Middle East Media Center 11/17/2004
A local source in Hebron said that soldiers conducted wide searches in the villages of Yatta and Al-Thaheriyya, south of Hebron, in the West...

Settlers attack Palestinian olive harvesters, clash with IDF
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Dozens of West Bank settlers from Itamar attacked Palestinian olive harvesters and clashed with Israeli security forces in the village of Awarta near Nablus...

NIS 2.8m approved for West Bank settlement construction
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
The Knesset Finance Committee approved on Wednesday the transfer of NIS 2.4 million for the constructions of public buildings in the Gush Etzion settlement...

Hizbullah Disclaims Attack, Palestinians Fear Air Offensive on Camps
An Nahar 11/17/2004
Hizbullah has emphatically disclaimed direct or indirect involvement in the latest rocket attack from south Lebanon on northern Israel, saying "we have no information...

Public Calls Ring out for Israeli Attacks with 1-Ton Bombs on Lebanese Cities
An Nahar 11/17/2004
Israel has lodged a complaint against Lebanon over the harmless firing of two Katyusha rockets into northern Israel and said the Beirut government would...

Israel probes soldiers' misconduct
AlJazeera 11/18/2004
The Israeli army has launched an inquiry into allegations that soldiers posed for photographs alongside bodies of several Palestinians killed in the occupied territories...

Officer cleared of negligence in Jenin deaths
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Head of the IDF Central Command Brigadier General Moshe (Chico) Tamir was recently acquitted of criminal negligence relating to the death of four Palestinian...

News Briefs, November 16, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/16/2004
Three shells fired at a settlement north of the Gaza Strip / Army special units arrest an activist in Bethlehem / Fatah activist turn him self...

Attacks raise fears of more violence in South Lebanon
Daily Star 11/16/2004
Israel blames Beirut for rocket salvos -- BEIRUT: Fears of an upsurge in violence along the Lebanon-Israeli border following Yasser Arafat's death hardened after the...

Qassam Brigades attack occupation targets on Monday and Tuesday
Palestinian Information Center 11/16/2004
Gaza – Statements issued by the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, reported a number of attacks on Zionist occupation targets in the Gaza...

Five Palestinians wounded by Zionist occupation in Gaza, West Bank
Palestinian Information Center 11/16/2004
Occupied Jerusalem – Two Palestinians were wounded Tuesday morning when Zionist occupation forces shelled and opened indiscriminate fire at Palestinian homes in the Brazil refugee...

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon
AlJazeera 11/16/2004
Two rockets were fired towards Israel from inside Lebanon, one landing in the sea and the other in an Israeli town just across the...

IDF worried about cellular phone spies
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Israeli military intelligence has identified a new security threat: advanced cellular telephones. The Israel Defense Forces' weekly newspaper, Bamahane, reported in its current edition...

Brig. Gen. Aviv Kohavi named new IDF Gaza chief
Maariv 11/15/2004
Will replace Brig. Gen. Shmuel Zakai, who was discharged after failing a lie-detector test on press leaks. Kohavi considered one of top IDF commanders...

IDF chief: Palestinian police arms permit won't be renewed
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon yesterday denied reports that the Israel Defense Forces has been permitting Palestinian security forces to carry arms on a...

News Briefs, November 15, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/15/2004
Two Katyusha missiles fired from the Lebanese areas / Nablus resident possible candidate for presidential elections / Two arrested near Bir Shiva road / Youth arrested north...

Lebanese sources confirm two Katyushas fired at Israel
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
Lebanese security sources on Monday confirmed that two Katyusha rockets were fired at Israel from inside Lebanese territory, saying that one landed in the...

Israel army pulls back from Jenin
BBC 11/15/2004
Nine Palestinians were killed in the Israeli operation, Jenin doctors say -- The Israeli army says its troops have withdrawn from the West Bank town...

Defense officials: Closure on the territories to remain in effect
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
The closure on the Palestinian territories declared in the wake of Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat's death will remain in place at least until...

Rafah: Thirteen year-old Boy Killed as Demolition Continues
Rafah Today 11/13/2004
A Palestinian man is weeping few minutes after he brought the body of his son who was killed by the Israeli snipers during the...

Occupation Forces Continue Uprooting Olive Trees, Imprisoning Marda
StopTheWall.org 11/13/2004
Occupation Forces entered the village of Marda, in the Salfit District, on Wednesday, October 26, imposing curfew on the village and preventing the residents...

Mystery lingers over cause of Arafat's death
Daily Star 11/13/2004
Physician says poison 'highest' likelihood -- What did Yasser Arafat die of? With the body of the late Palestinian leader now buried in his West...

Hizb Allah: Our drones can hit Israel
AlJazeera 11/13/2004
The chief of Hizb Allah said the Shia Muslim movement has in its possession drones that can carry explosives to strike targets deep inside...

Nasrallah Warns: We Can and Will Bomb Israel from the Air
An Nahar 11/13/2004
Hizbullah's Secretary General on Friday said fighters who earlier in the week sent an unmanned reconnaissance drone into northern Israel are capable of bombing...

Four Palestinian militants killed in Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot dead three armed Palestinians who attempted to infiltrate the central Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim on Thursday morning. Nine...

IDF kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and killed two armed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip yesterday after the militants opened fire on the troops. A...

Report: Iran admits supplying Hezbollah with eight drones
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Iran has admitted that it supplied Hezbollah with the drone that penetrated Israeli airspace on Sunday, according to a report yesterday in a London-based...

Full closure imposed on territories
Maariv 11/11/2004
IDF, Israel Police, Prison Service declare heightened alert out of concern riots would erupt following death of PA chief. -- Israel has imposed a full...

Iran Trains Hizbullah in Electronic Warfare, Graduates 30 Fighter Pilots
An Nahar 11/11/2004
Hizbullah's spy plane that flew over northern Israel and returned undetected to south Lebanon's coast was one of eight Iranian-made drones delivered to the...

News Briefs, November 9, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/9/2004
Resident shot dead in Nablus / Arabynet: “head of religious court head to Paris to announce Arafat dead” / Army hands bodies of two activists killed...

Israel's informants fail to infiltrate Hamas
Middle East Online 11/3/2004
Israeli intelligence is struggling to get to grips with highly sophisticated Hamas in West Bank bastion. -- The city is under Israeli control and informants...

Iranians had key role in Hezbollah drone launch
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
Iranian experts on unmanned airborne vehicles (drones) from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards took part in the launch from Lebanon of a Hezbollah drone that...

Palestinians shot by Israeli troops
Al-Jazeera 11/9/2004
Israeli troops say they have shot two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip near the Israeli border. The condition of the men was not immediately...

9 Palestinians killed in Gaza, West Bank
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
Nine Palestinians were killed over the weekend in the territories. Six were killed yesterday in various parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

Soldier killed, two injured by friendly fire near Tul Karm
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Corporal Tom Dekel, 20, of Eilat, was killed by friendly fire on Saturday night in a shooting incident in the village of Ilar, near...

Five Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in Less than 24 Hours
International Press Center 11/7/2004
TULKAREM, Palestine, November 7, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces killed five Palestinians in less than 24 hours throughout the occupied Palestinian territories, including...

Four Civilians Killed in Jenin, a Child Wounded Seriously in Rafah
International Press Center 11/8/2004
JENIN, Palestine, November 8, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces killed four civilians in the city of Jenin while another child was wounded critically...

Israel admits Hizb Allah drone flight
Al-Jazeera 11/8/2004
Israel has admitted that an unmanned spy plane launched by the Lebanese resistance group Hizb Allah flew over its northern territory on Sunday. The...

Israeli covert team kills Palestinians
Al-Jazeera 11/7/2004
Israeli soldiers have killed four Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin, according to Palestinian security sources. The Israeli military had no immediate...

News Briefs, November 8, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/8/2004
Army attacks Olive Pickers near Hebron / Two shot wounded in Nablus / Homes shelled west of Khan Younis / Curfew imposed over Jenin refugee camp for...

Security forces arrest IDF scout over ties with Hezbollah
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Security forces recently arrested a professional soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who is suspected of plotting to spy for Hezbollah, according to information...

Five Palestinians killed in Gaza
Miftah 11/5/2004
Five Palestinians were killed in separate Israeli raids on Gaza, Palestinian sources confirmed. The latest victims were two children killed by a tank shell...

Three Palestinians killed in Gaza
Middle East Online 11/5/2004
Israeli troops fire tank shell on three Palestinians suspected of carrying explosive device near Al-Burej refugee camp. -- GAZA CITY - Three Palestinians were killed by...

News Briefs, November 5, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/5/2004
Palestinian man shot wounded in Taibeh / Army claims safely detonating an explosive charge in Gaza / P. A security center shelled, east of Gaza / Strict...

Five killed, five wounded, 10 homes leveled, in the Gaza Strip
International Middle East Media Center 11/5/2004
A Palestinian medical source in the Gaza Strip said that soldiers shot dead two children from Al-Qarara, east of Khan Younis, and shot wounded...

Egypt charges 5 with carrying out terror acts in Sinai
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
CAIRO, Egypt - Five Egyptians arrested in connection with last month's Sinai bombings have been charged with committing terrorist acts and premeditated murder, officials at...

After a while, the settlements will annex the state
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Residents of Nirit, a small communal settlement situated practically on the Green Line in the eastern Sharon, were following the U.S. presidential election with...

Children killed in Gaza explosion
BBC 11/5/2004
Two Palestinian children have been killed in an explosion in south Gaza. Hospital sources said seven-year-old Ahmed al-Smari and his eight-year-old cousin, Mohammed, died...

Two Palestinian children said killed by IDF tank fire in Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
Palestinians reported on Friday morning that two children, aged 8 and 10, were killed by a tank shell fired at their house in the...

Palestinian gunmen attack PA forces at Gaza prison
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Palestinian militants engaged in a gunfight Thursday with Palestinian security forces at Gaza's central prison in a display of rage at the killing of...

Two Palestinians killed, four soldiers wounded
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Two Palestinians were killed and four Israel Defense Forces soldiers wounded in separate incidents in the territories yesterday. Yesterday morning, soldiers searching for arms...

News Briefs, November 4, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/4/2004
Zaki: “Israeli is lying about the condition of Arafat” / Al-Qassam Brigades shells a settlement in Kh. Younis / Resistance fires at a military patrol near...

Army raids Jenin, one resident shot dead
International Middle East Media Center 11/4/2004
On Wednesday at night, special army unit shot dead one resident in Jenin, north of the north in Sabah Al-Kheir area after reading it...

IDF limiting security coordinators at some W.Bank settlements
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
The Israel Defense Forces decided recently to restrict the activities of security coordinators at West Bank settlements. The decision came following a series of...

Civilian Killed in Jenin and 18 Buildings Demolished in Rafah
International Press Center 11/4/2004
JENIN, Palestine, November 4, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces killed a civilian in the city of Jenin and demolished 11 houses and 7...

November 3, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/3/2004
One resident held south of Bethlehem / Military Apaches shell homes in Beit Hanoun / One resident shot dead in Jenin / Curfew imposed over Al-Khader / Five...

Rafah crossing closure enters fourth day
ReliefWeb 11/3/2004
GAZA, Nov 3, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- General security administration in Gaza said Wednesday that the Israeli army continued its closure on Rafah crossing...

One killed, 3 wounded, 16 homes leveled in Rafah
International Middle East Media Center 11/3/2004
A Palestinian security source said that soldiers killed one youth, wounded three others and leveled fifteen homes, in a wide-scaled operation in Rafah, in...

Authorities find Katyusha rocket fired at western Galilee last week by Palestinian group
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004
Authorities in the western Galilee found a Katyusha rocket Wednesday that had landed in the area last week. The rocket was the first fired...

Press Review: 'The situation is deteriorating'
The Guardian 11/3/2004
International press review -- 'The suicide bomb in Tel Aviv marks a departure...

Palestinian killed in Rafah raid
Al-Jazeera 11/3/2004
Israeli occupation troops have shot and killed a Palestinian taxi driver as he drove near an Israeli army post in a southern Gaza refugee...

IDF kills 2 Palestinians; 5 soldiers wounded in Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004
Palestinian sources say Israel Defense Forces troops shot and killed a Palestinian man on Wednesday in Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza. The army...

Israel razes Nablus homes
Al-Jazeera 11/2/2004
Israeli occupation troops have demolished homes and detained several Palestinians in the al-Askar refugee camp in Nablus on the West Bank. Among the homes...

Israeli Troops Arrest Two Palestinian Teen Sisters
International Press Center 11/2/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, November 1, 2004 (IPC Exclusive) -- Israeli occupation troops arrested two Palestinian teen sisters from the West Bank village of Aseera Alqebliya, south...

News Briefs, November 2, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/2/2004
Shabak to Outlaw the Islamic movement / Army shells areas in the northern Gaza Strip / Fisherman held in Gaza / Three residents abducted in Tubas / Army...

Two children shot wounded in Jenin
International Middle East Media Center 11/2/2004
On Tuesday evening, soldiers raided several neighborhoods in Jenin and topped a number of homes in the city causing several damages and fired at...

Israeli Troops Assassinate Three Resistance Members, Demolish Three Houses
International Press Center 11/2/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, November2, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-- An Israeli undercover special force assassinated extra judicially on Monday night three Palestinian resistance members in the West...

Carmel Market loses its long-standing immunity
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
Chaos and confusion reigned in the moments after the large explosion yesterday in Tel Aviv's Carmel Market. Guavas and avocados lay scattered on the...

Israel Digs Extra Tank Foxholes Along S. Lebanon
An Nahar 11/2/2004
Engineering corps units are buttressing the forward lines of the Israeli army along south Lebanon's borders, sparking a state of alert by Hizbullah fighters...

Israel razes teen bomber's home
BBC 11/2/2004
Israeli troops have destroyed the homes of a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber and his alleged handlers near Nablus.Security has been stepped up in Tel...

Security services arrest 16 members of Bethlehem terror cell
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
The Shin Bet security services and the Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday they have in recent weeks arrested 16 residents of Bethlehem who are...

IDF kills boy, 12, in Jenin clashes
Ha'aretz 10/31/2004
Israeli soldiers shot dead a 12-year-old Palestinian boy yesterday during confrontations with protesters in a refugee camp in the West Bank town of...

Bomber's mother expresses shock
Al-Jazeera 11/1/2004
The Palestinian mother of the bomber who blew himself up in a crowded Tel Aviv marketplace is questioning why her teenage son was selected...

Israeli seriously injured by mortars; 3 Palestinians killed
Ha'aretz 10/31/2004
A 19-year-old resident of Kfar Darom was seriously injured yesterday when Palestinian militants fired a barrage of mortar shells at Gaza Strip settlements...

165 Palestinians, including 50 civilians, killed in October
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
The Israel Defense Forces killed 165 Palestinians in the territories in October, including 159 in the Gaza Strip. October was the deadliest month for...

News Briefs, November 1, 2004
International Middle East Media Center 11/1/2004
Shell fired at homes in Dir Al-Balah / Corrupted food to detainees in Al-Maskobiyya prison / One youth shot wounded north of Qalqilia / Three activists assassinated...

One child shot dead, two others wounded, in Askar refugee camp
International Middle East Media Center 11/1/2004
The Israeli army initiated a military operation in Askar refugee camp, near Nablus, and killed a12 years old child, after the bombing which was...

Israeli Forces Demolish 13 Houses in Rafah, Tightly Besiege Jerusalem
International Press Center 10/30/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, October 30, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israeli occupation forces demolished 13 houses in the city of Rafah and stormed a neighborhood in Beit...

Two Children Killed in Less than 24 Hours in Jenin
International Press Center 10/30/2004
JENIN, Palestine, October 30, 2004 (IPC) - - Israeli occupation forces killed two children in less than 24 hours, during a fresh incursion into the city...

Egypt: Sinai bombings not linked to Al-Qaida
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
An inquiry into the Red Sea resort attacks targeting Israeli tourists did not indicate the bombers were linked to Al-Qaida or part of a...

Four Palestinians killed in Israeli raid
Al-Jazeera 11/1/2004
Israeli occupation troops have killed four Palestinians during a raid on the West Bank city of Nablus. Witnesses and medics said three Palestinians, including...

Israeli Troops Rampage Throughout Palestinian Territories
International Press Center 10/30/2004
PALESTINE, October30, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies) Israeli occupying forces (IOF) continued Saturday rampage across different parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, causing the...

Report From Rafah
Rafah Today 10/27/2004
Under continuing air cover of Apache shelling and unmanned drones, the tanks and armored forces of the Israeli army withdrew Wednesday morning from the...

Al-Aqsa Intifada timeline
BBC 9/29/2004
The second Palestinian intifada or uprising broke out at the end of September 2000 and is named after the Jerusalem mosque complex where the...

Israeli Troops Kill a Resident in Jenin, Close Roads in Gaza Strip
International Press Center 10/31/2004
JENIN, Palestine, October 31, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot and wounded on Sunday morning a Palestinian resident and wounded another...

October …A Bloody Month for Palestinians
Palestine Media Center 11/1/2004
Israeli Soldiers Kill More Than 200 Palestinians Since Sept. 29 -- Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot dead two Palestinians on Sunday evening, claiming they were...

Israeli Bullets Deprive a Palestinian Child of Talking
International Press Center 11/1/2004
TULKAREM, Palestine, November1, 2004 (IPC Exclusive)-Ahmad Abu Fada, a 10-years old boy from the West Bank refugee camp of Tulkarem, could not...

Israeli Troops Kill a Resident in Gaza Strip , Arrest others in West Bank
International Press Center 11/1/2004
DEIR ELBALAH, Palestine, Novemebr1, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-Mohammad Khalil Alqayed,22, from the Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City, was shot dead by the...

Four dead in Tel Aviv blast
The Guardian 11/1/2004
A Palestinian with five kilos of explosives strapped to his body today blew himself up in a crowded outdoor market in Tel Aviv, killing...


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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Ma'an News)
Donor countries won't fund Israeli-planned separate roads for Palestinians
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The Palestinian Authority has asked the donor countries to turn down an Israeli request for them to finance the paving and upgrading of alternative...

EU urges Arab world to back reviving Mideast peace drive
Miftah 11/30/2004
The European Union used regional talks attended by the Israelis and Palestinians to urge its Arab partners to engage in the Middle East peace...

Geneva Initiative Co-authors Mark One-Year Anniversary by Call to Kick off Negotiations
Palestine Media Center 11/30/2004
One year after the launch of the unofficial Geneva Initiative for peace in the Middle East, the authors of the peace blueprint called for...

General Assembly debates question of Palestine (1/2)
Electronic Intifada 11/30/2004
Report, UNGA/DPI -- As tributes once more rang out in the General Assembly this afternoon in memory of the late Yasser Arafat, acknowledging his...

Holland Blacklists Hizbullah Hoping EU will Follow Suit
An Nahar 11/30/2004
The Netherlands has agreed to outlaw Hizbullah, adding it hoped its European Union partners will follow suit. Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot announced the...

Annan Optimistic New Palestinian Leader Will Join Israel and the Quartet to Turn Roadmap into Reality
Dar Al-Hayat 11/30/2004
Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed optimism that a new Palestinian leader will join Israel's prime minister and the international parties that drafted the Roadmap to...

UN envoy urges Israel not to reject Assad's offer of talks
Ha'aretz 12/1/2004
United Nations special envoy to the Middle East Terje Roed-Larsen on Tuesday urged Knesset members not to reject Syrian President Bashar Assad's offer to...

EU urges Mideast cooperation for Palestinian vote
Daily Star 12/1/2004
Officials cautiously optimistic for renewed peace effort -- Two days of talks in The Hague between the European Union, Israel and its Arab neighbors ended...

Egyptians Say Assad Ready for Talks with Israel
Dar Al-Hayat 11/30/2004
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is ready to restart stalled peace talks with Israel, an Egyptian official said Tuesday after Assad met his Egyptian...

PLO Rejects Interim Settlement, Urges Statehood Talks
Palestine Media Center 11/29/2004
Abbas, Qurei Plan ‘Single Legitimate Palestinian Armed Force’ -- PLO Chairman and the leading candidate for the presidency of the Palestine National Authority (PNA) Mahmud...

Sharon: European deal won't stop Iran's nuclear plans
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Iran has agreed to what Western diplomats hope is a comprehensive suspension of all activities that could yield fuel for nuclear weapons, half a...

Sharon, Abbas tell Newsweek they may meet
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Mahmoud Abbas each told Newsweek in separate interviews published yesterday that they are prepared to...

Hamas leader says would consider 10-year truce
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Senior Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yusef told Israel Radio that the militant Islamic organization is interested in joining a national unity government with the...

FM Shalom meets Shaath, hails new 'door of opportunity'
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Israel's foreign minister met his Palestinian counterpart on Monday for the first time since the death of Yasser Arafat and hailed new chances for...

PA's Abbas rules out interim deal with Israel
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
The Palestinians will not accept an interim settlement with Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization chief Mahmoud Abbas told the Arab League during a visit to...

Abbas: Jordan to Help Revive Peace Talks
International Middle East Media Center 11/29/2004
Leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Monday that Jordan has promised its support to help revive the stalled Middle East...

UN marks day of solidarity with Palestinian people
United Nations News 11/29/2004
29 November 2004 – The United Nations today observed the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan urging the international...

Larsen cautiously optimistic about Mideast peace process
Middle East Online 11/26/2004
UN envoy hopes 'unique momentum' to revitalise Mideast peace process does not evaporate. -- BEIRUT - Recent events have created a "unique momentum" to revive the...

Israeli, Palestinian ministers meet as EU pushes peace
Daily Star 11/30/2004
Dutch FM mulls Israel's request to outlaw Hizbullah -- THE HAGUE: The Israeli and Palestinian foreign ministers held their first meeting in months here Monday...

Egypt offers to mediate between Israel, Syria on peace talks
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Egypt is willing to mediate between Israel and Syria on a possible resumption of peace talks without preconditions, the Egyptian presidency said Monday. Last...

Palestinian leaders to visit Syria before elections
Daily Star 11/30/2004
King Abdullah to lobby for palestinian state during US trip -- The Palestinian leadership said Monday it would make a landmark visit to Syria next...

Iraq political party seeks relations with Israel
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
A new Iraqi political party calling for the establishment of diplomatic relations with Israel will compete in the upcoming elections in Iraq.Mithal al-Alusi, an...

US wants funds from Gulf states to rebuild Gaza
Maariv 11/26/2004
Contacts have recently been launched following Gulf nations’ high revenues from recent hike in oil prices. -- US officials are trying to raise funds from...

Katsav: We will stop building the wall if cease-fire is reached
International Middle East Media Center 11/26/2004
In a statement he gave to the Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv, the Israeli President Moshe Katsav, said, he suggests stopping building the West Bank wall...

Diplomats probe post-Arafat world
BBC 11/24/2004
Top diplomats are streaming to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. These include the British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. He follows the American Secretary...

Bush emissary to visit for talks with PM, PA
Ha'aretz 11/25/2004
President George Bush's deputy national security adviser, Steven Hadley, is expected to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 10 days' time. Hadley will...

Egyptian Parliament blasts Israel
Al-Ahram Weekly on-line 11/25/2004
Parliamentarians expressed outrage -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's apology to President Hosni Mubarak after an Israeli tank crew killed three Egyptian policemen on the...

Straw praises 'positive' Israeli attitude
The Independent 11/25/2004
An upbeat Jack Straw praised Israel yesterday for its "very positive" attitude to the forthcoming Palestinian presidential election and suggested both sides could be...

Syria Offers Talks Resumption, Israel Snubs
Islam Online 11/25/2004
DAMASCUS, November 25 (IslamOnlinen.net & News Agencies) - Syria’s offer to resume peace negotiations with Israel for a peaceful settlement was immediately snubbed by Tel Aviv...

Israel offers UK key peace role
BBC 11/24/2004
Mr Straw said solving the dispute was his highest priority -- The UK can play a key role in helping Israel and the Palestinians achieve...

'It's a farce'
Al-Ahram Weekly on-line 11/25/2004
The families of the three victims tell Gihan Shahine of their anger at both Israel and the Egyptian government -- The winding, unpaved roads and...

PM: Egypt must do more to fight arms smuggling
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
Egypt must prevent the smuggling of arms and ammunition from Sinai to the Gaza Strip from deep within Egyptian territory and not only at...

Solana denies holding secret talks with Hamas
The Independent 11/26/2004
The EU's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, yesterday retracted an admission that he had held secret meetings with Hamas, which was put on Europe's...

Israel urged to heed Syrian offer for peace talks
Daily Star 11/26/2004
Israel should take up a Syrian offer to renew peace talks, Israeli President Moshe Katsav said Thursday, rejecting claims by Israeli officials that the...

The Telegraph: MKs, Palestinian officials to meet in U.K.
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
British newspaper the Telegraph said on Friday that MK Omri Sharon (Likud) will lead a group of Israeli officials set to arrive in the...

Blair may visit Israel to revive peace process
The Guardian 11/25/2004
Downing St irritated as Shalom announces plans -- The Israeli foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, announced prematurely yesterday that Tony Blair was planning a state visit...

Israel rebuffs Straw's road map pleas
The Guardian 11/25/2004
The foreign secretary, Jack Straw, pressed Israel to re-embrace the road map to peace on a visit to Jerusalem yesterday. But although diplomats said...

Abbas pledge to end violence
The Guardian 11/26/2004
Mahmoud Abbas, who has emerged as the principal Palestinian leader following the death of Yasser Arafat, yesterday said he intends to bring a complete...

US renews Israel oil deal
AlJazeera 11/24/2004
US officials say they have renewed an agreement to supply Israel with oil in the case of a blockade. The agreement was initially signed...

Quartet insists Israel must ease restrictions for elections
Daily Star 11/24/2004
Group promises key support in polls -- Members of the "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators urged Israel on Tuesday to ease restrictions on Palestinians...

Ereikat: We will declare the Palestinian State in 2005
International Middle East Media Center 11/23/2004
The Palestinian Minister of Negotiations Affairs, Dr. Saeb Ereikat said after the meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Collin Powell in Jericho on...

PM nixes Russian proposal that Israel make goodwill gestures
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom rejected Tuesday a proposal by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Israel dismantle West Bank...

Middle East quartet sees new hope
AlJazeera 11/23/2004
The Middle East diplomatic quartet has met for talks on the sidelines of the international conference on Iraq being held in Egypt. "We are...

Reality TV works on Israel's image
BBC 11/23/2004
An Israeli TV station is to start broadcasting a novel kind of reality show this week in a quest for a new media-friendly Israeli...

Arafat file shows no poisons found
The Guardian 11/23/2004
The precise cause of Yasser Arafat's death remained unclear yesterday, after his nephew collected the late Palestinian leader's medical records from France yesterday in...

Powell wins poll assurance from Sharon
The Guardian 11/23/2004
Talks on day Abbas made Fatah chief -- Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, won an assurance from Israel yesterday that it would ease...

Abbas backs Palestinian refugees
AlJazeera 11/23/2004
Interim Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has told parliament that he will follow in Yasir Arafat's footsteps and demand that Israel recognise the right of...

Japan to offer aid for Palestinian presidential election: report
ReliefWeb 11/19/2004
TOKYO, Nov 19 (AFP) - The Japanese government plans to contribute money to the Palestinian presidential election to be held in January, following the death...

Acting on four draft resolutions, Palestinian Rights Committee urges General Assembly to demand end to Israel's settlement activities in occupied lands
ReliefWeb 11/19/2004
Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, 282nd Meeting (AM) - In First Formal Meeting Since Yasser Arafat's Death, Member Delegations Pay Tribute...

Abed Rabbo: US, Quartet Credibility on Trial
Palestine Media Center 11/20/2004
Palestinian Elections Should Be Part of a Process -- Yaser Abed Rabbo, a member of the PLO Executive Committee and co-author of the unofficial Geneva...

Egyptian FM delays trip to Israel, over Israel's killing of three policemen
International Middle East Media Center 11/22/2004
The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the Egyptian foreign minister postponed his visit to Israel on Saturday, two days after Israeli troops killed...

Pollard objects to his release in return for release of terrorists
Maariv 11/22/2004
In letter to PM, convicted spy reacted to Israeli media reports by which deal involving himself, Barghouti and Azzam Azzam was being formulated. -- Jonathan...

Sharon: East Jerusalem Palestinians will vote
Middle East Online 11/22/2004
Powell hails peace opportunity ahead of Palestinian election, pledges US political, diplomatic support. -- US Secretary of State Colin Powell hailed a "moment of opportunity...

UN plans to oversee Palestinian elections
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
The UN will be soon sending over a special delegation to help organize the elections in the Palestinian Authority. Diplomatic sources said last night...

Powell Praised PA Steps, Handed No Demands
International Middle East Media Center 11/22/2004
Sharon: Israel, PA to Meet on Elections-- The meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Collin Powell and a group of Palestinian leaders headed by...

Al-Kidwa: No Definite Proof That Arafat Was Not Poisoned
International Middle East Media Center 11/22/2004
Nasser Al-Kidwa nephew of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat refused to rule out poisoning as cause of Arafat's death, despite tests had shown...

Egyptian press, public slam IDF for accidental tank shelling
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
State terror," "a barbaric crime" and "murder and assassination" - this is how some Egyptian newspapers are describing the tragic incident last week in which...

Israel talks with UN, U.S. on post-pullout status of territories
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
Israel is in contact with the U.S. administration and the United Nations with the aim of defining the legal status of the territories that...

Kaddoumi in Damascus to Coordinate Peace Talks
International Middle East Media Center 11/21/2004
The newly appointed Fatah leader arrived in Damascus on Saturday for talks with Syrian officials on Palestinian efforts to resume peace talks with Israel...

Burns Says Washington Backs Palestinian Elections
International Press Center 11/22/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, November 22, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)--US Assistant Secretary of State, William Burns, stressed yesterday that Washington is backing the upcoming Palestinian elections...

Video: "The Israeli and Palestinian reaction to Powell's visit"
BBC 11/22/2004
Mr Powell visited the region to stress support for a smooth Palestinian election in January. Orla Guerin reports from the West Bank...

EU to send election observation mission to Palestine
Electronic Intifada 11/22/2004
Report, European Commission -- BRUSSELS - As one of the first acts of the European Commission, the Commissioner for External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy...

Powell pledges support for Palestinian poll
AlJazeera 11/22/2004
US Secretary of State Colin Powell, on a mission to breathe new life into Middle East peace efforts, has said there is a "moment...

Shteinitz says Egypt partially at fault for Rafah accident
Maariv 11/19/2004
Defense Committee chairman says whoever allows “turning Sinai into a heaven for arms smugglers” has a part in the death of the three Egyptians...

PA Rejects Sharon's Conditions for Restarting Talks
International Middle East Media Center 11/19/2004
The Palestinian Authority on Friday called Israel to drop all conditions for dialogue, rejecting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new conditions for restarting peace...

Bush's plan to aid Palestinians runs into opposition
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from key lawmakers, the Bush administration said on Thursday it would work with Congress on plans to resume direct U.S. aid...

Qureia urges U.S. to stick to 2005 date for Palestinian statehood
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia urged the United States on Friday to stick to its original 2005 deadline for Palestinian statehood, arguing that the...

Suha gets Arafat medical file
AlJazeera 11/20/2004
French authorities have handed over the medical file of the late Palestinian President Yasir Arafat to his widow Suha. The president’s widow was said...

Nasrallah: Resistance won't be swayed by U.S. interference
Daily Star 11/20/2004
Hizbullah chief: Washington has history of double standards -- BAALBEK: Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday condemned what he called the U.S. ambassador's...

Uraiqat: Peace only if both sides cooperate
AlJazeera 11/19/2004
Key members of the Palestinian Authority have said peace is possible in the region only if both Israel and the Palestinians desist from violence...

Sharon eases conditions for resuming peace talks with Palestinians
Daily Star 11/20/2004
Israel was signaling flexibility and openness toward the emerging new Palestinian leadership Friday, with a top adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon saying peace...

Abrams said U.S. choice to succeed Kurtzer as Israel envoy
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
Israel Radio reported Thursday that Elliott Abrams, director of the Middle East department of the National Security Council, was the leading candidate to succeed...

Sharon presents his 'test' for PA leadership
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Thursday presented his "test for exposing the true face of the Palestinian leadership" - an end to incitement against Israel...

Defense Ministry: All Israeli deals with Ivory Coast were done with lawful government
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
According to the French media, the Israeli drones were operated as part of Ivory Coast's air force operation against a French force, killing nine...

Israel extradites two to U.S. to testify against Rosenstein
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
Israel has extradited to the United States the brothers Baruch and Alan Dadush, who are suspected of involvement in an international drug-smuggling ring that...

Israeli delegation visits Mauritania
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Under heavy security, an Israeli delegation opened an official visit yesterday to the western Sahara nation of Mauritania, the only Arab League...

'Road map' sponsors will send foreign ministers to West Bank next week
Daily Star 11/19/2004
Bid seen as move to restart diplomacy - Shaath says talks will focus on Gaza pullout, cease-fire and elections -- Sponsors of an internationally backed Middle...

US plans direct aid to Palestinians
AlJazeera 11/18/2004
The Bush administration is planning to give $20 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority in a renewed push for peace in the...

Arafat's Diagnosis May Soon Be Revealed
The Guardian 11/18/2004
LONDON (AP) - Nearly a week after his death, speculation still swirls around what killed Yasser Arafat. Cirrhosis of the liver, AIDS, a blood disorder...

Arafat's family to receive medical file on cause of death
Daily Star 11/19/2004
Nephew to turn over results to ministerial committee -- PARIS: Family members of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat are preparing a request to obtain...

Chirac: Middle East peace deal urgent
AlJazeera 11/18/2004
French President Jacques Chirac has called on the United States and Europe to join forces to revive the Middle East peace process, declaring the...

Egypt furious after Israel kills policemen
Daily Star 11/19/2004
sharon expresses 'sorrow' but cairo demands inquiry into border shooting -- CAIRO: Cairo lodged a formal protest Thursday after the Israeli Army killed three Egyptian...

PM: PA must end anti-Israel propaganda immediately
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
The Palestinians must end anti-Israel propaganda and incitement in the media and in schools before the first phase of the road map to peace...

Fourth committee accepts request to postpone action on draft resolutions relating to Palestine refugee agency, Israeli Practices in occupied Arab territories
ReliefWeb 11/18/2004
The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) decided this afternoon to defer action on nine draft resolutions -- four relating to the work of the...

France: Bush moving too slowly on Palestinian state
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
It is not possible to continue postponing the establishment of a Palestinian state, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier told the newspaper Le Figaro in...

France rebuffs call to make Arafat's medical records public, will be given to family only
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
PARIS - France has no intention of making Yasser Arafat's medical records public and will leave the decision about what to do with them up...

Defense Minister Mofaz signs strategic defense deal with Polish counterpart
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz signed an agreement for strategic dialogue between Israel and Poland yesterday in his meeting in Warsaw yesterday with Poland's Defense...

Palestinians push for Arafat file
BBC 11/17/2004
A Palestinian delegation is to travel to France to seek details on the precise cause of Yasser Arafat's death, officials in Ramallah said. Prime...

Israel keeps its cool over Katyushas
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Israel restrained itself yesterday from responding to Monday night's Katyusha rocket attack from Lebanon, and as of press time has not retaliated for the...

NATO invites Israel to joint exercises
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
BRUSSELS - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has suggested that the Israel Defense Forces, for the first time, take part in multinational military exercises and...

The Palestinians Demand an Official Report About Arafat's Death
International Middle East Media Center 11/16/2004
The French Ministry of Defense said, it would not object giving an official report about The Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's death to those who...

US Officials: The Bush administration will help the Palestinian Authority fight “terrorism”
Palestinian Information Center 11/16/2004
Occupied Jerusalem – US officials and diplomats revealed that the Bush administration in cooperation with European allies are preparing plans to help the Palestinian Authority...

PA: No Elections in East J'lem Means No Elections At All
International Middle East Media Center 11/16/2004
Shalom: East J'lem Arabs Won't Be Allowed to Vote In the City -- Palestinian Authority interim Chairman Raouhi Fatouh said Tuesday that if Israel does...

Concern mounts over rocket attack
Daily Star 11/17/2004
Hizbullah under international scrutiny -- BEIRUT: Southern Lebanon is once again at the center of international concern after the launching of two rockets toward Israeli...

Palestinians wary of Rice
Daily Star 11/17/2004
Israel heaps praise on Powell's successor - Arab world fears tougher U.S. line, but hopes for a more balanced policy -- Condoleezza Rice, President George W...

Arab experts raise fears of tougher US policy
Middle East Online 11/16/2004
Rice’s replacement of Powell raises Arabs’ concern about toughening US policy in Mideast. -- US Secretary of State Colin Powell's decision to resign, and his...

Sharon says may consider coordinating pullout with PA
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday evening he would consider coordinating implementation of the disengagement plan with the Palestinians if over time there emerges...

Palestinian elections unsettle Israel
By Khalid Amayreh, AlJazeera 11/15/2004
After the death last week of Palestine Liberation Organisation Chairman Yasir Arafat, Israel has indicated that it is yet to decide whether or not...

France 'snub' over Arafat records
BBC 11/16/2004
Palestinian leaders are unlikely to be given access to Yasser Arafat's medical file, the French government has said. Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said French...

Sharon weighs Gaza olive branch
BBC 11/16/2004
Israeli PM Ariel Sharon says he would consider co-ordinating his Gaza pullout plan with new Palestinian leaders if they moved to curb attacks on...

PMO sorry to hear of Powell's resignation
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
Sources in the Prime Minister's Office expressed regret last night at the resignation of Colin Powell as U.S. secretary of state. "We have lost...

Final briefing UN envoy: "The need to act could not be any clearer"
Electronic Intifada 11/15/2004
Announcing that today's briefing to the Security Council would be his last in his capacity as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process...

Israel fears extremists backed by Iran may try to kill Abbas
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
The defense establishment is worried that extremist Palestinians under Iranian influence might try to assassinate Mahmoud Abbas, the new head of the PLO, in...

Shalom: East J'lem Arabs won't be able to vote in the city
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom pledged Monday all possible help for the Palestinians in holding elections in January but said the 200,000 Arabs who live...

Egypt to Resume Efforts for a Coordinated Disengagement
International Middle East Media Center 11/14/2004
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Saturday he would travel to Israel on November 24; a visit that was scheduled and postponed several...

PM favors granting East Jerusalem Arabs voting rights in Palestinian Authority elections
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
The government will be holding a comprehensive debate soon on the participation of East Jerusalem's Arab residents in the upcoming Palestinian Authority elections, Prime...

Barghouthi
International Middle East Media Center 11/15/2004
As his wife Fadwa Bargouthi announced his interest to run for the PA Chairman position slated for January 19, PA elections, Jailed Fatah West...

France: No sign Arafat was poisoned
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
PARIS - French Health Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said yesterday there was no indication Yasser Arafat was poisoned, although he had no access to medical files...

Voting right for East Jerusalem urged
AlJazeera 11/14/2004
Palestinian negotiations minister Saib Uraiqat has appealed to the international community to pressure Israel to allow Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem to vote in...

Foreign sub in Israeli waters thought gathering intelligence
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
A foreign submarine that entered Israeli territorial waters last week is believed to have been from a friendly Western nation ["with sound relations with...

Arafat medical records requested
BBC 11/15/2004
Medical records of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat can be released to "eligible parties" such as family, the French authorities have confirmed. It...

Powell 'set for West Bank talks'
BBC 11/15/2004
A senior Palestinian official has said that US Secretary of State Colin Powell is to visit the West Bank next week. The announcement by...

U.S.: E. J'lem Residents Should Be Allowed to Vote in PA Election
International Middle East Media Center 11/14/2004
American sources in Washington said Saturday that the United States will press Israel to allow East Jerusalem residents to participate in elections for a...

Israel proposes `in-between' status for Gaza
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Israel is negotiating with the U.S. administration and the United Nations over how to define the legal status of the Gaza Strip once the...

Analysis / Elections are the focus now
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Ariel Sharon's office always expected U.S. President George W. Bush to stand by his promises to the prime minister and reject British Prime Minister...

Egyptian FM to visit Israel on Nov. 24
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Saturday he would travel to Israel on November 24, making his first visit since he took office...

Bush: Will Spend U.S. Capital to Create a Palestinian State
International Middle East Media Center 11/13/2004
After meeting British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the White House hours after Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's burial, U.S. President George Bush said Friday...

List of dignitaries to attend Arafat's funeral
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Egypt will host a military funeral for Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat on Friday before he is buried in the West Bank city of...

Arafat's Cairo funeral ends in VIP confusion
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
CAIRO - Yasser Arafat's solemn funeral procession in Egypt ended with confusion for many on Friday as prime ministers, foreign ministers and other dignitaries were...

Rafsanjani proposes creation of a binational state
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
TEHRAN, Iran - A former Iranian president put forward his own solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute on Friday: Israel and the Palestinian territories should unite...

Hamas: Israel poisoned Arafat
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Hamas political leader Khaled Mashal yesterday accused Israel of poisoning Yasser Arafat. Although doctors ruled out poisoning this week, the cause of the Palestinian...

Arafat to be recalled for leading Palestinians to accept principle of coexistence with Israel -- Annan
Electronic Intifada 11/13/2004
Reacting to the death of President Yasser Arafat, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said President Arafat will always be remembered for having led...

Hizbullah celebrates Jerusalem Day
Daily Star 11/13/2004
BAALBEK: Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel with using the resistance group's new spy plane to target the Jewish state's vital sectors...

Bush sees Palestinian state 'possible' by 2009
Middle East Online 11/13/2004
WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush said Friday that after the death of Yasser Arafat there was now a "great chance" to create an independent...

World dignitaries pay last tribute to Arafat
Middle East Online 11/13/2004
Heads of states, foreign ministers bid farewell to late Palestinian leader at funeral ceremony in Cairo. -- Foreign dignitaries leaders paid a last tribute to...

Lebanon Gets Rival Representation in Arafat's Funeral in Cairo
An Nahar 11/13/2004
President Lahoud led an official delegation and Druze Leader Walid Jumblat headed an opposition team for a rival representation of Lebanon in Yasser Arafat's...

Arab MKs speak to Syrian President Assad at Arafat's funeral
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
CAIRO - World dignitaries from nearly 60 countries took part in the military funeral procession for Yasser Arafat at 11 A.M. Friday. Streaming from a...

Bush: We have a great chance to establish a Palestinian state
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush, meeting with ally British Prime Minister Tony Blair hours after Yasser Arafat's burial, declared Friday, "We have a great...

Egypt to host military funeral for Arafat before Muqata burial
Ha'aretz 11/12/2004
The body of Yasser Arafat arrived in Cairo on Thursday evening, following a French military send-off near Paris attended by a weeping Suha Arafat...

Israelis shed no tears for Arafat
Al-Jazeera 11/11/2004
Israelis have offered little regret for the death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, although many offered hope that his passing would revive efforts to...

Israel to allow PA security forces take charge of burial
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Israel will allow Palestinian security forces to take charge of security arrangements during Arafat's burial in Ramallah, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz decided during a...

U.S. expects disengagement to go forward
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
WASHINGTON - The United States expects Israel to continue with the disengagement plan even after Yasser Arafat's death, but will not try to force it...

Israeli Minister: 'I Hated Him'
An Nahar 11/11/2004
Blaming Yasser Arafat for global terrorism and the failure to achieve Middle East peace, an Israeli Cabinet minister expressed hope Thursday that a new...

World Leaders Pay Tribute to "Leader" Arafat
Islam Online 11/11/2004
WORLD CAPITALS, November 11 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – World leaders paid tribute on Thursday, November 11, to deceased Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, describing his demise...

Sharon: No gestures to PA after Arafat
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon believes that Israel should not rush to offer gestures to the Palestinian Authority after Yasser Arafat dies, but should instead...

Israeli Envoy: Vatican Agreement Near
Forward 11/12/2004
Israel and the Vatican are nearing a comprehensive agreement on a range of issues after a decade of arduous negotiations, according to Israel's ambassador...

Israel plans posthumous anti-Arafat campaign
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said yesterday that after the funeral of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, Israel will launch a propaganda campaign against him...

Mandela: Arafat was 'outstanding freedom fighter'
Ha'aretz 11/12/2004
World leaders marked the death Thursday of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat with a mixture of praise for his dedication to the Palestinian cause...

Ferzli: Assad comfortable with Bush's commitment to peace process
Daily Star 11/12/2004
BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar Assad welcomed U.S. President George W. Bush's commitment to the idea of an independent Palestinian state and the Arab-Israeli peace...

Lahoud to Attend Arafat's Funeral, Declares 3-Day National Mourning
An Nahar 11/11/2004
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud is to head a high-ranking delegation to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's funeral in Cairo, as a three-day mourning period was...

New Fatah leader open to peace talks, ready to fight
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
The new leader of the Palestinian nationalist Fatah movement, chosen to replace Yasser Arafat, said on Thursday he was open to peace negotiations with...

Sharon says disengagement to continue as planned
Maariv 11/11/2004
PM stresses that as long as PA does not carry out its obligations as stated by the Road Map, there would be no change...

Hamas Accuses Israel of Poisoning Arafat
Islam Online 11/11/2004
BEIRUT, November 11 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Hamas leader Khaled Mashal on Thursday, November 11, accused Israel of poisoning Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. "I accuse...

ElBaradei: Israel's nuclear arms blocking Mideast peace
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
SYDNEY - Israel's nuclear weapons are an obstacle to peace in the Middle East, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said in an...

Mubarak Has New Initiatives to Revive Peace Talks
International Middle East Media Center 11/9/2004
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is seeking a renewal of the political activity on the basis of the road map, said Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. Israeli...

Defense Ministry halts arms sales to Ivory Coast
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
Israel has decided to suspend arms sales to Ivory Coast in response to a French request, the Defense Ministry announced Tuesday. The request came...

U.S., EU Met to Discuss Road Map Days After Bush was Elected
International Middle East Media Center 11/9/2004
A senior Bush administration official said U.S. and EU officials met on Friday at the White House to discuss efforts to revive the "road...

State to seek temporary detention warrant
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
The State Prosecution's International Department will request this morning that the court approve a temporary detention warrant for reputed mob boss Ze'ev Rosenstein, who...

Palestinian officials: Arafat to be buried in Ramallah
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
Israel will allow critically ill Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to be buried in Ramallah, despite earlier opposition to the move, Israeli political sources...

Goodwill gestures planned toward PA
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
Israel will respond with confidence-building measures if the successors to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat impose a real cease-fire in the territories and effect...

Syria wants resumption of peace talks
Maariv 11/8/2004
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara has told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that Syria was interested in renewing peace talks with Israel, the official spokesman...

Analysis / Every burial spot poses a problem
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
The family burial plot of the al-Kidwas, Yasser Arafat's paternal family, in Khan Yunis, may be the compromise site for the chairman's internment. The...

Mubarak: "Palestinian Factions to meet in Egypt for Post-Arafat Arrangements
International Middle East Media Center 11/8/2004
The Egyptian President Hussni Mubarak revealed that Palestinian factions are to meet in Egypt soon for the Post-Arafat arrangements, said the Secretary General on...

EU expresses solidarity with PA over Arafat's condition
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
The European Union expressed solidarity with the Palestinian nation "at this time of suffering" and commended the Knesset decision to ratify the disengagement plan...

Beirut justifies Hezbollah drone's flight over Israel
Middle East Online 11/8/2004
Unmanned Hezbollah spy plane leaves Israeli air force red-faced after infiltrating into Jewish state over western Galilee. -- The flight over Israel of an unmanned...

Lebanon wary of being marginalized in peace talks
Daily Star 11/8/2004
Washington ignoring Beirut, so far -- BEIRUT: Lebanon is increasingly wary of being marginalized in a reported U.S. bid to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, after...

Bush, Sr.: U.S. will join Blair's Middle East push for peace
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair's call for a new Mideast peace push "was heard loud and clear in Washington," former U.S. President George...

Mofaz: Israel ready for post-Arafat scenarios
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Israel is preparing for a possible escalation in the territories following Yasser Arafat's death, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said at yesterday's cabinet meeting. Mofaz...

U.S. won't press Israel to remove outposts
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
The American administration has decided to ease its pressure on Israel to evacuate illegal outposts and freeze settlement construction in the West Bank. Sources...

At U.S. request, Rosenstein held for suspected drug dealing
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Police arrested suspected underworld kingpin Ze'ev Rosenstein on Monday, after the United States requested his extradition so he could be tried on drug smuggling...

World faces a Mideast minus Arafat
Christian Science Monitor 11/5/2004
Hope for progress toward peace in the region is tempered by a Palestinian power vacuum. -- JERUSALEM – The Middle East and the international community are...

Bush’s Re-election Unpleasant for Palestinians: Report
Islam Online 11/5/2004
GAZA, November 5 (IslamOnline.net) – Ruling out US President George W. Bush would change his pro-Israel stances after winning a second White House term, experts...

Arafat funeral conundrum
BBC 11/5/2004
The issue of Yasser Arafat's funeral is already proving to be an extremely complicated one. Problems are arising over where the Palestinian leader would...

The first feelers after apartheid
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
When Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Ehud Olmert met with Nelson Mandela two weeks ago, the former South African president...

U.S. says Mideast policy will not change if Arafat dies
Daily Star 11/6/2004
Rival Palestinian factions meet in Gaza Strip in show of unity -- The European Union promised Palestinians on Friday to press for the creation of...

Palestinians, Israel draw battle lines over Arafat burial site
Ha'aretz 11/6/2004
Palestinians and Israelis drew battle lines Friday over the future burial site of the stricken Yasser Arafat, as Israel rejected out of hand a...

Annan hopes for smooth transition in Arafat's absence
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
With Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a coma, Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday expressed hope for a smooth transition and progress toward the goal...

Washington Urges Israel To Cultivate Post-Arafat Ties
Forward 11/5/2004
WASHINGTON — With Yasser Arafat plagued by a mysterious medical condition, the Bush administration is pressing the Israeli government to begin cultivating a new Palestinian...

Britain's Blair vows to revive road map
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday pledged to work with Washington to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process..."...I do believe that progress...

Bush vows to press for Mideast peace in 2nd term
Daily Star 11/5/2004
Road map" plan touted as solution - President George W. Bush promised on Thursday to push in a second term to revive Middle East peace...

U.S., Israel Discuss Internal Growth in West Bank Settlements
Miftah/Washington Post 11/2/2004
The Bush administration is negotiating with Israel over whether its settlements in the West Bank can grow within existing settlement boundaries, Secretary of State...

Israel braces for possibility that Arafat near death
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Israeli leaders and security forces braced Thursday for the possibility that Yasser Arafat's death might be near. Top Israeli security officials were meeting Thursday...

Speakers in 4th Committee express support for UNRWA's humanitarian work, call for adequate funding, ease of Israeli restrictions
ReliefWeb 11/2/2004
Fifty-ninth General Assembly - Fourth Committee - 21st Meeting (PM) -- Speakers continued to express strong support for the humanitarian work of the United Nations Relief and...

Blair pledges to reinvigorate Middle East peace process
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004
LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday pledged to work with Washington to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process. He declined to comment...

Qorei condemns Nablus assassination
International Middle East Media Center 11/2/2004
The Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qorei condemned the assassination conducted in Nablus on Monday, which targeted a group of activists in Nablus killing four...

Israel Offers $10M for Missing Arad, Disrupting 2nd Swap with Hizbullah
An Nahar 11/2/2004
The Israeli government is to offer a financial reward of 10 million dollars to anyone who can provide significant information about missing Israeli airman...

Israeli-Palestinian group suggests coordinated withdrawal plan
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
A group of Israeli and Palestinian personages yesterday published an initiative for a coordinated Israeli exit from Gaza and the northern West Bank. Under...

Dutch FM urges EU to put Hizbullah on terrorism list
Daily Star 11/3/2004
Lebanese resistance group sees move as only serving Israel's interests -- BEIRUT: Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot called on the European Union Monday to place...

Sharon: Attack proves PA has not changed
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
The suicide bombing in Tel Aviv yesterday proved the Palestinian leadership has not changed its ways, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said yesterday. In Paris...

Disturbed by deaths of Palestinian children, Annan stresses need to protect civilians
Electronic Intifada 11/1/2004
Distressed by a series of children’s deaths during the ongoing Israeli operations in the occupied Palestinian territory, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called...

IDF intelligence chief: Old Guard will succeed Arafat
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
Senior Palestinian leaders will take over the Palestinian Authority after Yasser Arafat's death, Israel Defense Forces intelligence chief Major General Aharon Ze'evi said on...

EU rushes to keep Mideast peace drive on track
Daily Star 11/3/2004
Israeli police step up Tel Aviv security after suicide attack -- The European Union Tuesday unveiled new ideas to speed up the Middle East "road...

Hansen accuses Israel of inciting hatred against his work
Jordan Times 11/3/2004
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees accused Israel on Monday of a smear campaign against his agency...

Envoys urged not to 'embrace' Abbas, Qureia
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004
Foreign envoys to the Palestinian Authority are being asked not to "embrace" Mahmoud Abbas and Ahmed Qureia or make statements that could provide fodder...

Jordan, Israel renew pledge to 'strategic' pact
Middle East Online 10/26/2004
Amman stresses Palestinian track of Mideast peace process holds key to better ties on peace treaty anniversary. -- AMMAN - Jordan and Israel marked the 10th...

Washington rejects Israel's list of illegal outposts
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
The United States administration rejected on Sunday the list of unauthorized outposts in the West Bank presented by the Defense Ministry four months ago...

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Last minute effort to prevent Shinui’s Coalition exit fails
Maariv 11/30/2004
Sharon rejects request made by Shinui Minister Poraz to postpone Knesset budget vote. PM expected to fire its ministers Wednesday after they vote against...

Nabil Amr Interviewed by Khaled Amayreh
Palestine Media Center/AlJazeera 11/30/2004
A former Palestinian official, who survived an assassination attempt earlier this year, has criticised the "rampant misgovernance, lawlessness and a lack of accountability" in...

Palestinian leaders order media to halt anti-Israel incitement
Ha'aretz 12/1/2004
JERUSALEM - Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has ordered a halt to anti-Israel incitement in government-controlled media, officials said Tuesday, meeting a key Israeli demand...

Israeli Coalition Crisis May Force Early Election
New York Times 11/30/2004
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's shaky coalition Tuesday faced collapse in a row over the 2005 budget, raising the prospect of early...

Fatah wins vote at Al-Najah University
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The Palestine Liberation Organization's Fatah won student elections at the West Bank's largest university yesterday for the first time in eight years. Fatah won...

Analysis / Creating one crisis to escape another
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has decided to create a crisis about the budget so as to escape his coalition problems. Officials in his bureau...

PM to tap Labor as soon as Shinui quits
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced yesterday that if senior coalition partner Shinui makes good on its threat to quit the government - as they have...

Court delays ruling on more Falashmura immigration
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The High Court of Justice again postponed its ruling on a petition to immediately implement the February 2003 cabinet decision to bring eligible Falashmura...

Background / A coalition tottering on the brink
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The two no-confidence motions that the opposition passed yesterday, delivering a searing defeat to the Sharon government, show just how fragile the current coalition...

PA sentences Gaza `collaborators' to die
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
A PA court sentenced a father and son to death yesterday for helping Israel carry out a failed assassination attempt against a Hamas leader...

Arafat's successor tells media to lay off Israel
The Independent 11/30/2004
Mahmoud Abbas, who succeeded Yasser Arafat as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, has ordered official Palestinian television and radio stations to cut back...

Labor meeting erupts in chaos over vote on date of primaries
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The Labor Party's central committee descended into chaos on Tuesday with former Prime Minister Ehud Barak at one point jumping on stage and grabbing...

Fatah Pledges Centralization, Democracy
Palestine Media Center 11/29/2004
Revolutionary Council to Write History of Arafat, the Movement --Confirming PLO Chairman Mahmud Abbas as Fatah’s candidate in January 9 presidential elections, and holding...

Analysis / Barghouti had no choice but to support Abbas
By Danny Rubinstein, Ha'aretz 11/28/2004
The jailed Palestinian leader of the Tanzim in the West Bank, Marwan Barghouti, had little choice but to avoid declaring his candidacy for the...

Nine Candidates so far for PA Presidency Race
International Middle East Media Center 11/27/2004
Palestinian sources reported that so far, nine Palestinians declared their intention to run for the upcoming presidential elections and expected the number to raise...

PA said to have ordered halt on media incitement
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
The leadership of the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has ordered the Palestinian media to stop incitement against Israel, the Arabic-language Asharq...

Preparations for Fatah elections under way in Ain al-Hilweh
Daily Star 11/30/2004
Group chose Aug. 4 polling date to coincide with Arafat's birthday -- SIDON: Preparations are under way in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp for the...

Gov't to tell Court: No funding to increase Falashmura immigration
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
The government is expected to announce today at a High Court of Justice hearing that due to budgetary constraints, it will not increase the...

Hamas leader signals group has halted attacks on Israelis
Daily Star 11/30/2004
Abbas tells palestinian media to avoid 'incitement' - The interim Palestinian leader will hold more talks with militants on Wednesday -- A senior Hamas leader indicated...

PM plans to fire Shinui ministers who oppose budget
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to fire any Shinui minister who votes against the budget, sources in the Prime Minister's Bureau said yesterday. At...

Israeli Interior Minsiter: "In 48 hours I will be out ofiice"
International Middle East Media Center 11/29/2004
Sharon Prefers Ultra-Orthodox Over Shinui -- As the crises between the Israeli prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his main ally in the government coalition Shinui...

Al-Aqsa backs Abbas candidacy
BBC 11/28/2004
The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has received another boost in his campaign to replace Yasser Arafat.The militant al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - the armed wing of...

PM: Won't give in to political pressure, budget will pass
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday night reiterated his pledge not to give in to the demands of political factions in his bid to...

Hamas Seeks Unity Government, Ready for Truce
International Middle East Media Center 11/29/2004
Hamas West Bank leader Sheikh Hassan Yusef told Israel Radio that Hamas is willing to join a unity government with Fatah, and would agree...

'Death squad' dismantled in Gaza
BBC 11/27/2004
The Palestinian Authority has said it is disbanding a small security unit in Gaza accused of human rights abuses.A senior official said the 70...

Reform candidate enters PA race
BBC 11/29/2004
Palestinian democracy and human rights activist Mustafa Barghouti has joined the race to replace the late Yasser Arafat as Palestinian president. Polls suggest that...

2 no-confidence motions passed; not enough to topple gov't
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Two motions of no-confidence in the government brought by Shas and the One Nation faction won votes in the Knesset plenum Monday, but by...

New showdown for Sharon coalition
BBC 11/29/2004
Fresh splits are threatening the coalition led by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as he seeks parliamentary backing for his annual budget. The secular...

Former minister lashes out at PA
AlJazeera 11/29/2004
A former Palestinian official, who survived an assassination attempt earlier this year, has attacked the Palestinian Authority, charging it with widespread mismanagement. Nabil Amr...

Fatah eyes first internal polls in 14 years
AlJazeera 11/27/2004
The PLO's mainstream Fatah faction took a major step towards its first internal election in 14 years, a move that should allow a new...

PA weighs changes to electoral system
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
The Palestinian Legislative Council is working on changing the method of parliamentary elections so as to give Fatah more power, Palestinian sources said yesterday...

Political Analyst Aukal : Palestinian Political Spectrum Must be Revived
International Press Center 11/26/2004
GAZA, Palestine, November 25, 2004 (IPC Exclusive)-- Local prominent Palestinian political analyst, Talal Aukal, emphasized the need to revive the entire Palestinian political spectrum...

Crowded field for Palestinian election
Electronic Intifada 11/24/2004
After days of internal haggling, Fatah has decided unanimously to nominate Mahmud Abbas as its candidate for the forthcoming Palestinian Authority presidential election scheduled...

Political crisis over budget deepens
Globes 11/25/2004
The Prime Minister's Bureau says that if Shinui bolts, it will be easier to bring Labor and the haredi parties into the government. -- Negotiations...

Yousef: Hamas Members to vote in the Coming PA Elections
International Middle East Media Center 11/26/2004
Sheikh Hassan Yousef, prominent leader of Hamas, said on Thursday that the movement will ask its members to vote in the upcoming Presidential Elections...

Vacuum left by Arafat threatens to split Fatah
The Independent 11/25/2004
Sitting in a sparsely furnished safe house in the heart of the old city, Nassar Jumaa is unhesitating about whom he would like the...

Sa’adat: “P.A leaders are committed to negotiations and unoptimistic”
International Middle East Media Center 11/26/2004
Arab48 news website interviewed the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat, who is currently jailed in...

Hamas to Be Key Player in Presidential Election
Islam Online 11/24/2004
NABLUS, November 24 (IslamOnline.net) – The Islamic resistance movement Hamas is likely to run in the upcoming Palestinian presidential elections by nominating a candidate or...

Sharon pushing for budget deal with religious factions
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is ignoring Shinui's threat to quit the government and is pushing for a deal to transfer hundreds of millions of...

Woman chosen to head religious council for first time
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
Smadar Gross became the first woman to head a religious council in Israel when she was elected as chair of the Kfar Sava council...

Al-Barghuthi out of Palestinian race
AlJazeera 11/26/2004
West Bank Fatah leader Marwan Barghuthi has announced that he will not run in upcoming Palestinian elections. In a speech read on his behalf...

Nude Israeli soldiers suspended
The Guardian 11/26/2004
Six Israeli naval commandos have been suspended after they posed naked in a picture that was published in a newspaper, the military said yesterday...

Fatah council backs Abbas for Palestinian president
Daily Star 11/26/2004
Barghouti announces candidacy for same post -- The Revolutionary Council of the Palestinians' dominant political faction Fatah approved Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday as its candidate...

Fatah's Barghouti paving way for Abbas as PA chairman
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will not run for chairmanship of the Palestinian Authority and calls to support Palestine Liberation Organization leader Mahmoud Abbas...

Shin Bet, IAEC now fall under Hangebi
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
Minister without Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi will have ministerial authority for the Shin Bet security services and the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. Sharon gave Hanegbi...

Sharon dispels worries over Dimona reactor
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has tried to dispel concerns about the safety of the Dimona nuclear reactor in a rare public statement. The reactor...

Palestinians Open Voter Registration for one Extra Week
International Middle East Media Center 11/23/2004
The Election Central Committee announced opening the voter registration offices for one extra week to allow Palestinians who missed the registration to register for...

Court rejects petition against bill for Jews-only communities
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
The High Court of Justice dismissed on Tuesday a petition seeking to prevent the Knesset from voting on a bill that would allow the...

Abbas vows to stand firm on Arafat's refugee pledge
Daily Star 11/24/2004
Fatah young guard protest nomination -- Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas told Parliament on Tuesday that he would follow in Yasser Arafat's footsteps and demand...

Former Israeli army chief drowns
BBC 11/23/2004
Former Israeli Army Chief of Staff Raphael Eitan has drowned after being swept into the Mediterranean Sea at the Israeli post of Ashdod. Mr...

MK Gal-On to probe Dimona reactor in Knesset c'tee
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee will be discussing the safety conditions at the Dimona nuclear reactor today. MK Zahava Gal-On (Yahad-Meretz), who...

PM Qurei Asserts Palestinians' High Interests Are Top Priority
International Press Center 11/20/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, November 20, 2004 (IPC) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei asserted on Saturday that the main issues involving the Palestinian cause remain top...

Abbas: Fatah Central Committee Meeting; Positive
International Middle East Media Center 11/22/2004
Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, said that the meeting of the Central Committee of Fatah held Sunday night was "good and...

Palestinian Cabinet Takes a Series of Decisions
International Press Center 11/22/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, November 20, 2004 (IPC) --- The Palestinian Cabinet discussed on Saturday the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories at both the domestic...

Interior Ministry deems foreign converts not `Jewish enough' to be Israeli citizens
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
The High Court of Justice will rule in a few weeks on whether the state must recognize conversions performed by Reform or Conservative rabbis...

Sharon supporters win key positions in Likud elections
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
None of the candidates from the group of Likud rebels managed to get elected to the Likud institutions last night. The race for the...

Labor considers proposing no-confidence motion
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
The Labor Party will conduct a telephone survey on Wednesday among its MKs on whether to bring a no-confidence vote against the government over...

Income Tax Authority probing Gilad Sharon
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
The Income Tax Authority has begun examining various Sharon family bank accounts to probe suspicions that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's son, Gilad, evaded taxes...

Fatah chooses Abbas as candidate for PA chairman
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
Fatah formally chose former premier Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) on Monday as its candidate to replace Yasser Arafat as chairman of the Palestinian Authority...

Progress Sited in PA, Factions Talks
International Middle East Media Center 11/19/2004
Palestinian leaders are examining ways to form a united national leadership and a national unity cabinet after the January 9 chairman elections, PLO new...

Top Fatah leader urges members of security forces to cut ties with radicals
Maariv 11/19/2004
Tayeb Abdel-Rahim says, “Fatah urges government to speed implementation of decision to return members of security agencies to their units”. -- Senior leaders of Arafat's...

Hamas demands new Palestinian election system
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Hamas is demanding changes to the election system employed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the 1996 elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council (the...

Court: Deputy IDF chief must clarify comment
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Dan Halutz will submit to the High Court in the next two weeks his response to controversial statements...

Palestinian factions seeking ways to form unity gov't
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Palestinian leaders are examining ways to form a united national leadership and a national unity cabinet after the January 9 chairman elections, Mahmoud Abbas...

New Abu Snan mayor says his Christianity is a problem
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
The mayor's office in the western Galilee village of Abu Snan has been locked for two weeks. The Druze mayor, Ali Hazima, is sitting...

IDF reverses decision to declare Sultan Yakub MIAs dead
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
The Israel Defense Forces has reversed its intention to declare the three MIAs from the battle of Sultan Yakub officially dead, Haaretz has learned...

Qureia: We will inform Palestinians of cause of Arafat's death
Ha'aretz 11/20/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia told the Associated Press on Friday that there was no doubt that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's medical records - which...

Barghouti will decide next week whether to run in PA elections
Maariv 11/18/2004
According to close associates of the inmate and former Tanzim leader. Jerusalem: Even if Barghouti announces his candidacy, Israel has no intentions of releasing...

Senior Labor members claim unity “closer than ever”
Maariv 11/18/2004
Say intense negotiations held in recent days between PM’s officials and Peres’s confidantes regarding two options: unity or safety net and new elections. -- Senior...

Alert declared in south as locusts hit Sinai
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
The Plant Protection and Inspection Services declared a state of high alert in the south of the country Thursday afternoon, fearing that swarms of...

Palestinian groups to field candidate
AlJazeera 11/18/2004
Five Palestinian factions have agreed to field a joint candidate in the 9 January presidential election to replace the late Yasir Arafat, an official...

Hamas opposes regional voting method in parliament elections
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
Hamas is demanding that PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas alter the voting method used in the Palestinian Authority for elections to the Palestinian parliament. Palestinian...

Hamas Calls for All-inclusive Elections
Islam Online 11/17/2004
GAZA CITY, November 17 (IslamOnline.net) – The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has called for general elections in the occupied Palestinian territories in post-Arafat era, encompassing...

Al-Aqsa Brigades threaten to hang P.A figures suspected of corruption
International Middle East Media Center 11/18/2004
Al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of Fatah, threatened, on Tuesday, to establish a “revolutionary court” and put P.A and Fatah figures suspected of corruption...

House panel rebels over extending state of emergency
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
A joint committee of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and the Foreign Affairs and Defense committee refused the Defense Ministry's request to...

Lapid urged to take stand against `corrupt' legislation
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
The Movement for Quality Government is calling on Justice Minister Yosef Lapid to threaten to quit the government if it approves a private member's...

Netanyahu still lacks votes to pass state budget
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far been unable to muster a majority in the Knesset for the 2005 state budget and the accompanying...

Greens fear butchering of Negev to house Gaza settlers
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Bedouin residents of unrecognized settlements in the Negev also have cause to object. -- Environmental activists fear that the disengagement plan will adversely impact the...

Pullout chief: Most settlers still waiting for compensation bill
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Between a quarter and a third of settler families slated to be evacuated under the disengagement plan have made some sort of contact with...

Hamas wants PLC elections on Jan. 9
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Hamas presented Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas with a demand to hold elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council on January 9, the same...

Gov't won't recognize non-Orthodox converts
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
The State of Israel will not recognize non-Orthodox conversions for the purpose of granting Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. However, Interior Minister...

PLO chief vows crackdown on armed chaos
Daily Star 11/18/2004
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday promised steps to halt the use of illegal arms to stem chaos in Palestinian areas and ensure calm...

Islamic Jihad to boycott poll for Arafat successor
Middle East Online 11/16/2004
Jihad leader says his faction will not participate in election because elected leader will have ties with Israel, US. -- The radical Palestinian faction Islamic...

Abbas urges militant groups to help with succession of Arafat
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas urged militant groups on Tuesday to help with an orderly succession to Yasser Arafat. Abbas, Palestine Liberation Organisation chief and...

Abu Mazen fails to secure Hamas support for an election ceasefire
The Independent 11/17/2004
Abu Mazen, the new PLO chairman, was struggling last night to secure a ceasefire during the planned Palestinian elections, a move that would add...

The battle to save the coastline
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
According to data from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, there has been a significant decrease during recent years in the...

Abbas-Faction Leaders Meeting Positive, More Meetings Needed
International Middle East Media Center 11/15/2004
Political leaders of all Palestinian factions met with head of the PLO executive committee, Mahmoud Abbas, on Monday evening and discussed creating a Unified...

Court allows non-Jewish mother of adult citizens to stay here
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
A non-Jewish mother of two adult Israeli citizens should be allowed to remain in Israel with her children, even though they are not minors...

Arafat heir beats off Fatah 'old guard'
The Guardian 11/16/2004
The man widely expected to succeed Yasser Arafat in next year's Palestinian elections, Mahmoud Abbas, yesterday appeared to win a power struggle in the...

Palestinian Factions Demand General Elections
Islam Online 11/16/2004
GAZA , November 16 (IslamOnline.net) – During their meeting with the new leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen), national and Islamic...

Hamas seeks unified leadership
BBC 11/16/2004
Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have again called for a unified leadership to be set up following Yasser Arafat's death. Their call...

Panel chairman protests silence on sub infiltration
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) protested yesterday to senior military officers that they did not inform the committee...

Fatah secretary led Gaza "attempt" on Abbas
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
The group of armed men belonging to Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, who opened fire in the official mourning tent for Yasser Arafat in Gaza...

Al-Aqsa Brigades endorse al-Barghuthi
AlJazeera 11/16/2004
The Palestinian resistance group Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades says it is opposed to Mahmud Abbas as Yasir Arafat's successor and would instead back jailed West...

Ministry lacks clear policy on incitement against pullout
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
The most creative idea for blocking the disengagement plan thus far has come from Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the rabbi of Safed. On the Moriah...

On eve of '67 War, Sharon proposed Israel start fighting without cabinet okay
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
On the eve of the Six-Day War, then-major general Ariel Sharon proposed to then-chief of staff Yitzhak Rabin to begin the war without the...

Analysis / When Arafat's foes inherit
By Danny Rubinstein, Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Although Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) and Mohammad Dahlan tried last night to play down the incident at the mourner's tent in Gaza and denied...

Poraz under fire for proposing Barghouti release
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Interior Minister Avraham Poraz came under fire yesterday for suggesting the release of life prisoner Marwan Barghouti for the elections in the Palestinian Authority...

Palestinian Dialogue in Cairo Early December: Sources
Islam Online 11/15/2004
CAIRO , November 15 (IslamOnline.net) – A new round of inter-Palestinian dialogue is to be held in Cairo early December with the ultimate aim of reaching...

Jailed Fatah leader will be 'kingmaker' in Arafat succession
The Independent 11/15/2004
The jailed Fatah leader, Marwan Barghouti, could emerge as a kingmaker in the succession to Yasser Arafat, even if he eventually rejects growing advice...

Abu Mazen: I'm not a candidate for PA chair yet
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Contrary to rumors, Abu Mazen has not been nominated yet as Fatah's candidate for the elections to the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian...

Two guards die as Palestinian leader is caught in gun battle
The Independent 11/15/2004
Dissident Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire in Gaza yesterday with security guards protecting Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, the transitional leader, when he...

Dozens of Fatah gunmen open fire on Abu Mazen
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
At least two people were killed yesterday when dozens of armed men belonging to Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades opened fire on the official mourning...

PLO chief to meet Palestinian groups
AlJazeera 11/15/2004
Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Mahmud Abbas is due to hold separate meetings with representatives from the Palestinian security services and 13 main factions, officials...

Hamas, Jihad tell Abbas they won't participate in elections
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
The leaders of militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad told PLO executive committee chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that they would not participate in...

Gaza Shooting, a Red Alert
International Middle East Media Center 11/15/2004
Analysis -- The controversial exchange of fire in the Mourning tent in Gaza clearly indicates that the newly emerging Palestinian leadership will face serious internal...

Qureia: Elections to replace PA chairman within 60 days
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia pledged Saturday that elections to replace the late Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestinian Authority would be held...

Jailed leader may stand for president
The Guardian 11/13/2004
The Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti is planning to stand for election for the presidency from his Israeli prison cell, according to his supporters. "If...

Settlers threaten IDF refusal if pullout takes place
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Gaza Strip settlers, declaring that the security forces have become a tool of "the dictator Sharon" have begun circulating a petition threatening that if...

Palestinians embracing post-Arafat era
AlJazeera 11/13/2004
As Palestinians mourn the death of one of its most famous resistance leaders, high level political discussions this week were deemed "positive and constructive...

Fattouh sworn in as interim Palestinian Authority chairman
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
The Palestinian leadership officially allocated Yasser Arafat's powers yesterday. At noon, the Palestinian Legislative Council (the parliament) convened in its El Bireh headquarters near...

Right-wing groups welcome Arafat's death
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
Right-wing organizations were unanimous yesterday in welcoming Yasser Arafat's death. -- The Yesha Council of settlements said Arafat was "a hater of Jews who sowed...

Switzerland: No sign of Arafat money here
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
BERN - Suspicions that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat stashed money in Swiss banks are apparently unfounded, Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said yesterday...

Details of tense meeting between Suha, PA leaders revealed
Maariv 11/13/2004
NRG Maariv: Leaders warned her that if she did not sign papers to divide Arafat’s fortune, “Palestinians will never give (her) peace and quiet...

Analysis / Partners in power
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Until now, Israel, backed by the United States, has prevented new elections for the chairmanship, since it was clear that Arafat would be re-elected...

PM bureau charges Netanyahu with `new heights of sabotage'
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
One day after announcing his decision to remain in the government while calling for the disengagement plan to be re-examined in view of the...

Fearing misuse, panel delays vote on funding for settlements
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
The Knesset Finance Committee held off a vote yesterday on the transfer of NIS 42 million for security at settlements in the West Bank...

Bill banning publication of suspects' names moves forward
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
A bill banning the publication of suspects' names until they are indicted passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset yesterday. The draft law, initiated...

Judge frees NIS 130m in PA funds
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Tel Aviv District Court Judge Oded Mudrik has revoked a temporary attachment, placed over a year ago, on NIS 130 million in Palestinian Authority...

Huldai barb angers Tel Aviv's Arabs
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai has aroused the ire of the Arab community in the city by saying "Tel Aviv-Jaffa is not a mixed...

Arafat Officially Declared Dead
Islam Online 11/11/2004
RAMALLAH/PARIS, November 11 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was officially declared dead on Thursday, November 11. "Our president, our leader, the...

Police prepared for possible riots following Arafat's death
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Israel Police is gearing up for the possibility that Yasser Arafat's funeral procession could take place this Friday, the last Friday of Ramadan, at...

MKs approve terror funding legislation
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Whoever gives money to the families of people involved in perpetrating terrorist acts will be considered terrorism financiers, an offense that carries a sentence...

Prisoners say only heir is Barghouti
By Amira Hass, Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Palestinian security detainees are waiting to hear what prisoner Marwan Barghouti has to say: What is his position on the emerging leadership? Does he...

Palestinian leadership divvies up the chairman's powers
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
The Palestinian leadership yesterday convened in the Muqata in Ramallah and decided on the division of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's powers after his...

Kaddoumi bracing to challenge for PA leadership
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the PLO's political department, challenged the emerging Palestinian leadership of Mahmoud Abbas and Ahmed Qureia by announcing yesterday that he...

Mazuz decides to drop probe against Rabbi Shapira
Maariv 11/11/2004
Attorney General Meni Mazuz and State Prosecutor Eran Shendar have decided not to launch a criminal investigation against former chief rabbi Avraham Shapira, a...

Arafat's successor to be sworn in
Al-Jazeera 11/11/2004
The Palestine Liberation Organisation has elected Mahmud Abbas as its chief, virtually ensuring he will succeed Yasir Arafat as president, at least for an...

9 soldiers hurt, one critically, in three separate accidents
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Nine Israel Defense Forces soldiers were injured Thursday, one critically, in three separate accidents across the country. Another soldier was moderately hurt and seven...

Cairo and Ramallah prepare for Arafat’s funeral
Maariv 11/11/2004
Body of the ‘Rais’ will be flown to Cairo Thursday evening, where his funeral will be held Friday morning. It will then be taken...

Palestinians divide Arafat positions
Daily Star 11/12/2004
Fattouh sworn in as acting pa president, abbas new plo leader -- The Palestinian leadership divided up the spoils of Yasser Arafat's power Thursday, as...

Arafat's body arrives in Cairo ahead of funeral Friday
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
The body of Yasser Arafat arrived in Cairo on Thursday evening, following a French military send-off near Paris attended by a weeping Suha Arafat...

Arafat receives full honours in France
Al-Jazeera 11/11/2004
The body of late Palestinian President Yasir Arafat arrived in Cairo from Paris for a funeral which presidents and other dignitaries from around the...

Palestinians agree to restore order
Al-Jazeera 11/7/2004
Palestinian leaders have decided to implement a plan to restore law and order in the West Bank and Gaza. It was the first major...

Officials, Wife Claim Right to Arafat’s Death Statement
Islam Online 11/8/2004
CAIRO, November 8 (IslamOnline.net) – The Palestinian Authority is engaged in painstaking efforts to convince French authority that it has the final legal saying on...

Hamas: Suha's claims reflect deep rift in PA
Middle East Online 11/8/2004
Hamas spokesman says Arafat's wife comments confirm importance of forming collective leadership. -- GAZA CITY - Accusations by Yasser Arafat's wife Suha that three of his...

Arafat to Be Officially Declared Dead: Sources
Islam Online 11/9/2004
PARIS, November 9 (IslamOnline.net) – The French authorities are likely to side with the Palestinian Authority in their public dispute with Arafat’s wife over who...

Excerpts: Nabil Shaath on Arafat
BBC 11/9/2004
Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath gave some of the first details of Yasser Arafat's illness at a news conference in Paris on Tuesday. "The...

Arafat's wife locks horns with leadership
The Guardian 11/9/2004
Palestinian leaders arrived in France last night in an attempt to establish the true state of Yasser Arafat's health, despite the objections of his...

Palestinian FM: Arafat 'very ill,' but still alive
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Sha'ath said Tuesday evening that although Yasser Arafat is in a coma and "very ill," the Palestinian Authority chairman's brain...

Netanyahu lifts threat to resign
BBC 11/9/2004
Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has lifted his threat to resign over plans to withdraw Jewish settlers from Gaza. Mr Netanyahu has been a...

Brain haemorrhage worsens Arafat's condition
Al-Jazeera 11/9/2004
A brain haemorrhage has caused a sudden deterioration in the already critical condition of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, reported Aljazeera. A senior Palestinian official...

Arafat death reports denied
The Guardian 11/9/2004
The fate of Yasser Arafat was mired in confusion today as his foreign minister dismissed reports that the veteran Palestian leader had died at...

ARAFAT IS DEAD: Frantic manuevers for power, money, and burial underway
Mid-East Realities 11/7/2004
Frantic manuevers for power, money, and burial underway -- MIDDLEEAST.ORG - MER - Washington - 7 Nov: Yasser Arafat is Dead; likely assassinated by blood poisoning by the...

Likud Knesset Faction Backs Referendum on Disengagement
International Middle East Media Center 11/8/2004
Members of the Likud Knesset faction voted overwhelmingly in favor of drafting a basic law to prepare for a referendum on disengagement plan, and...

Sharon rejects NRP’s demands
Maariv 11/8/2004
A last minute effort to bridge differences between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the NRP has failed, 24 hours before the party’s plebiscite ultimatum...

Shinui seeks united front with Labor to pass budget
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Shinui is working to forge a joint front with the Labor Party to muster a majority in favor of the state budget for 2005...

Qureia asks Hamas to halt attacks in Arafat's absence
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala) yesterday asked Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip to refrain from launching terrorist attacks in Israel in...

Ehud Barak's return speeds up race for Labor leadership
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Candidates for the Labor Party leadership have accelerated their preparations for primary elections since Ehud Barak's declaration last Thursday that he was returning to...

PM Qurei Stresses Necessity of Providing Security for Palestinians
International Press Center 11/7/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, November 7, 2004 (IPC + Agencies) - - The Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei asserted yesterday night after meeting with several Palestinian faction leaders and security...

Suha Arafat's comments created uproar among Palestinian Leaders
International Middle East Media Center 11/8/2004
The four-delegation to Paris are on their way to get first hand reports on the health condition of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Statements...

Mysteries multiply over Yasser Arafat's missing monies
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
In the wake of Yasser Arafat's unstable condition, rumors have multiplied concerning funds that were previously under the Palestinian Authority chairman's control and which...

PA leaders leave for Paris, expected to declare Arafat dead
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Former Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), current Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala) and Foreign Minister Nabil Sha'ath were due to leave...

Ya'alon demands immediate retirement of Gaza commander
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon met on Monday with Brigadier General Shmuel Zakai, the commander of IDF troops in the Gaza...

NRP quits gov't to protest pullout plan
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
The National Religious Party governing body voted Monday night to quit the coalition to protest the disengagement plan. Zevulun Orlev will resign from his...

'Plan agreed' to keep Gaza calm
BBC 11/7/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei has had talks with faction leaders in Gaza, as uncertainty mounts over who will succeed Yasser Arafat, if he...

Palestinian leaders resume plan to visit Arafat
The Guardian 11/8/2004
Ahmed Qureia, the Palestinian prime minister, today reversed a decision not to visit Yasser Arafat in hospital and spoke of his "utmost regret" that...

Arafat has marked Kadoumi as his successor
Maariv 11/5/2004
Senior Palestinian officials claim. Say copies of will given to Suha, Palestinian UN envoy al-Kidwa. PLO politburo chief Kadoumi known to possess radical views...

Envoy denies Arafat on life support
CBC News 11/5/2004
PARIS - Palestinian officials said Yasser Arafat remained in stable but critical condition in a coma on Friday and denied reports he's on life support...

Palestinian Factions Demonstrate Unity in Gaz
International Middle East Media Center 11/5/2004
Representatives of 13 Palestinian factions met Friday in the Gaza Strip, demonstrating unity as Palestinian President struggled for his life in a Paris hospital...

Was Arafat Poisoned?
International Middle East Media Center 11/5/2004
The most popular story among Palestinians points to the possibility that Arafat was subject to gradual poisoning. The lack of information on the results...

IMI developing unique submachine gun for Shin Bet
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
Israel Military Industries (IMI) is developing a unique submachine gun for the Shin Bet security service. The decision was made after the Belgian government...

Old hands Abbas and Qorei set to take over tiller post-Arafat
Daily Star 11/6/2004
2 men likely to evolve dual leadership - A succession could go smoothly unless it is found that foul play led to Arafat's death -- RAMALLAH...

The struggle to succeed Arafat
BBC 11/5/2004
Yasser Arafat has no successor. The Palestinian leader has designated no-one, and there are no figures in Palestinian politics with remotely the same charisma...

Analysis / A temporary lull
By Danny Rubinstein, Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
Despite the fears of anarchy and chaos among the Palestinian leadership, it has conducted itself in a quiet and orderly fashion over the past...

IDF increases its alert level
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz yesterday instructed the Israel Defense Forces to increase its alert level as Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's condition deteriorated. The...

Ya'alon accepts resignation of officer at center of leak row
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
The commander of IDF troops in the Gaza Strip, Brigadier General Shmuel Zakai gathered his officers at division headquarters and made an announcement that...

Palestinian refugees hold vigils to pray for Arafat
Daily Star 11/6/2004
Hamas representative says group facing pressure to call cease-fire with Israel -- SIDON: The Hamas Movement's representative in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan, has stressed the need...

Arafat hovers between life and death
Daily Star 11/6/2004
You are always in our hearts' -- Yasser Arafat's condition has not deteriorated in the last 24 hours, a hospital spokesman saidFriday, but there was...

French official: Arafat 'has not worsened'
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004
The state of President Yasser Arafat's health has not worsened. It is considered stable since the previous health bulletin," said a spokesman for a...

Lacking a majority, PM delays budget vote
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
The government was forced to postpone the scheduled first reading of the 2005 budget bill Wednesday because it lacked a majority for the proposal...

Arafat Slowly, Fatally Poisoned: Sources
Islam Online 11/4/2004
CAIRO, November 4 (IslamOnline.net) - Palestinian President Yasser Arafat had been slowly yet fatally poisoned before being taken to a French military hospital for treatment...

Some powers transferred to Qureia
Jordan Times 11/5/2004
ANXIOUS ABOUT YASSER Arafat's deteriorating health, Palestinian officials transferred some of the Palestinian leader's powers to Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia on Thursday so he...

Incumbents mostly win W. Bank elections
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Ron Nahman was elected mayor of Ariel for a fifth term in local elections held on Monday in the West Bank, getting 48 percent...

Ma'alot mayor bans school visit to '48 bombing victim's home
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Is a tour to the home of an elderly resident of Tarshiha whose house was bombed by the Israel Defense Forces in 1948 an...

Barak announces bid to return to power
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Ehud Barak announced Thursday his return to political life in a bid to regain leadership of the Labor Party, a step that prompted two...

PA leaders to travel to Gaza to coordinate policies
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Following reports that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's health took a turn for the worse on Thursday, PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia and the...

Hamas eyes its future role
By Khaled Amayreh, Al-Ahram Weekly on-line 11/4/2004
The Islamist resistance is set to become more mainstream in any post-Arafat dispensation -- Hamas has joined other Palestinian political factions in wishing a speedy...

Abbas heads emergency meetings as Arafat's condition worsens
Daily Star 11/5/2004
Palestinian and Israeli security services placed on high alert as fears of internal conflict intensify -- Former Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas headed a series...

Rising crisis over Arafat health
BBC 11/4/2004
French doctors treating Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have denied Israeli TV reports that he has died. Mr Arafat's health has deteriorated sharply in the...

Paris hospital officials deny reports of Arafat's death
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Sources at the French military hospital where Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has been receiving treatment on Thursday denied reports that the 75-year-old...

Israel's Gaza commander resigns
BBC 11/4/2004
Brig Gen Shmuel Zakai is believed to have told reporters that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered an operation in Gaza that the army thought...

Official Web site recognizes Green Line
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004
The Israeli government's official Internet site, entitled Israel Government Gateway, directs surfers to a map service in which the Green Line - the 1949 cease-fire...

Abbas visiting Arafat as health deteriorates
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004
Former Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas flew to Paris before dawn Friday to visit Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, whose health is apparently deteriorating...

Likud MK Hazan to be indicted for 'double-voting' in Knesset
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004
Likud MK Yehiel Hazan will face criminal charges of aggravated forgery, fraud and breach of trust, after he allegedly voted twice when the Knesset...

Arafat's condition improves
The Guardian 11/3/2004
An aide to Yasser Arafat said yesterday that the Palestinian leader's condition was improving after treatment by doctors in Paris. Leila Shahid, the Palestinian...

Israel Parliament OKs Settler Compensation
The Guardian 11/3/2004
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's parliament moved to give generous compensation packages to 8,800 Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip and West Bank for leaving their...

Right wing National Union party announces split
Maariv 11/2/2004
Will run in next elections as two separate parties: Yisrael Beitienu and Moledet-Tkuma. -- Former ministers Avidgor Liberman and Benny Eilon, together with MK Tzvi...

Between the Lines / Mazuz's new dilemma - to indict or not to indict
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
Israel Police are convinced they have enough evidence in the straw companies case to indict not only MK Omri Sharon and attorney Dov Weisglass...

Hamas prepares for post-Arafat era
By Khalid Amayreh, Al-Jazeera 11/2/2004
Resistance group Hamas has joined other Palestinian political factions in wishing the ailing Yasir Arafat a speedy recovery, but it is also readying for...

Military Intelligence rules out civil war if Arafat dies
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
Military Intelligence's research chief Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser yesterday sketched three scenarios of what might happen should the health of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser...

Aides: Arafat improving but still exhausted
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
CLAMART, France - Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat was recovering from serious illness after a weekend of treatment and tests at a French military hospital...

Some settlers will get up to $750,000 in compensation
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
Some of the Gaza Strip settlers who will have to evacuate their homes next year will get compensation of $750,000 per family, Transport Minister...

Palestinians: We feel like lost children
Ha'aretz 10/31/2004
Tension and uncertainty surrounded the Palestinian leadership as conflicting information arrived on the health of their leader Yasser Arafat. After reports in recent days...

66 MKs oppose a referendum on the disengagement
Ha'aretz 10/31/2004
A majority of 66 Knesset members is against a referendum on the disengagement, therefore there is no chance of holding one, Prime Minister's Bureau...

Arafat said to have lost mental capacity
Ha'aretz 10/31/2004
Senior Palestinian Authority sources say Chairman Yasser Arafat has lost some of his mental capacities and cannot function. Some doubt that he will be...

Arafat is still in the picture
By Amira Hass, Ha'aretz 10/31/2004
The Palestinian leadership can now hold its meetings in Paris," someone joked over the weekend at a meeting of the left-wing Palestinian organizations. He...

Arafat 'being tested for virus'
BBC 11/1/2004
Aides to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat say doctors examining him in a hospital near the French capital Paris are now checking for a viral...

Analysis: Hamas sees itself as a substitute for the PA
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
The Hamas political - not military - silence is no more than nervous waiting for medical news from Paris. Hamas representatives publicly wish the Chairman good...

FM to try to persuade Netanyahu to retract ultimatum
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom plans to try to convince Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remain in the government, despite his threat to quit if...

Qorei calls on Palestinians to work together
Daily Star 11/2/2004
Monday's suicide attack in Tel Aviv came as Israelis and Palestinians were contemplating the repercussions of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's departure for medical treatment...

Palestinians look to life after Arafat
The Guardian 10/31/2004
Hospital statement fails to prevent war of succession - Palestinian officials and senior political figures met yesterday to thrash out an 'action plan' as doctors...

Arafat's potential successors take control
The Guardian 11/1/2004
Yasser Arafat's grip on power appeared to be slipping yesterday after his subordinates assumed control of the major Palestinian organisations at the weekend and...

Executive Committee Asserts All PNA Institutions Still Functional
International Press Center 11/1/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, October 31, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The Palestinian leadership asserted yesterday that all government institutions are still functional under the Palestinian National Authority...

Arafat 'stable' after doctors rule out two killer diseases
The Independent 11/1/2004
French doctors investigating Yasser Arafat's illness informed Palestinian leaders in Ramallah yesterday that they had ruled out leukaemia and lymphoma, two of the most...

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Peace activists attacked
Green Left Weekly 11/29/2004
On September 29, Kim Lamberty and Chris Brown, international peace activists from the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT), were attacked and severely beaten as they...

Disbandment of "Death Squad" Is Not Enough
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/28/2004
In a press conference he held in his office on Saturday, 27 November 2004, Brigadier Rashid Abu Shebak, the head of the Palestinian Authority...

Israeli Army Reimposes Closure on Salfit with New Yasouf Roadblock
International Womens' Peace Service 11/29/2004
Soon after the death of President Arafat, the Israeli and international press reported that the Israeli government was being pressured by the United States...

Palestinian violinist slams claim troops didn't force him to play
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
A Palestinian man photographed playing his violin at the Beit Iba checkpoint near Nablus in the West Bank earlier this month on Tuesday rejected...

Three Homes in Process of being Destroyed by Israeli Army
International Solidarity Movement 11/29/2004
Families in the Streets - Internationals witness destruction -- Early this morning, in Anata, North of Jerusalem, the Israeli Army began destroying the homes of Palestinian...

IDF to discipline troops over shooting of fence protester
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
Chief Military Prosecutor Brigadier General Avi Mandelblit has ordered an IDF company commander, his deputy, and four soldiers brought up on disciplinary charges over...

Engagement in a military court
International Middle East Media Center 11/29/2004
Mona Al-Adra, 22 year old, surprised the military judge in Ofer military court when she stood in the court and asked the judge to...

New separation fence route to annex less West Bank land
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004
The new route of the separation fence proposed by the defense establishment will annex 400,000 dunams (100,000 acres) of West Bank land as opposed...

Checkpoints Take Toll on Palestinians, Israeli Army
Washington Post 11/29/2004
Civilians Describe Abuse; Troops Lament Conditions -- HAWARA, West Bank -- At a sandbagged military checkpoint on a bleak patch of asphalt in the West Bank...

Palestinians Dehumanized At Israeli Checkpoints : Report
Islam Online 11/29/2004
CAIRO, November 29 (IslamOnline.net) – The West Bank checkpoint of Hawara stands as a telling example of the beyond-description dehumanization of thousands of Palestinians at...

Court to cancel charges against anarchist fence protesters
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004
The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court is considering canceling an indictment against 11 members of Anarchists Against the Fence, yesterday's hearing on the case indicated.At...

Palestinians Harvest Olives Despite Wall, Bullets
Islam Online 11/23/2004
NABLUS , November 23 (IslamOnline.net) - Despite the increasing Israeli aggressions and a separation wall that runs deep into their fertile lands, Palestinian farmers are keen...

Life Term Sentence to A Palestinian Activist
International Middle East Media Center 11/26/2004
An Israeli military court in Ofer detention, near Ramallah, sentenced a Hamas activist to one life term after charging him participating in killing two...

Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails Face Serious Hardships
International Middle East Media Center 11/27/2004
Raed Mahameed, lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, said that detainees in the Negev detention camp and Majeddo told him that they are facing...

Soldiers force Palestinian to play violin at West Bank checkpoint
Ha'aretz 11/25/2004
An Israel Defense Forces officer and soldiers at the Beit Iba checkpoint near Nablus forced a young Palestinian on November 9 to open a...

Take action against the deportation of Ahmad Nafaa
Electronic Intifada 11/24/2004
Press Release, Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees -- Ahmad Nafaa, a Palestinian refugee from Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in south Lebanon and active...

Support UK protestors of Caterpillar and EDO/MBM
Electronic Intifada 11/24/2004
Press Release, Caterpillar Out: 3th-16th December -- Trial of EDO Tech 6 - Putting the arms industry on trial - Support picket at Brighton Magistrates! -- In...

Rules of Engagement and Lack of Accountability Result in Culture of Impunity for Palestinian Civilian Deaths
B'tselem 11/24/2004
The circumstances surrounding the killing of Iman al-Hams are grave. However, the large number of Palestinian civilians killed indicate that her death is not...

Rights group flays Israeli army chief
AlJazeera 11/26/2004
A leading Israeli rights group has called for the resignation of army Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon for what it denounced as a culture...

Israel bars Italian woman from joining family in West Bank
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
How can an Italian citizen reunite with her Palestinian spouse and two children in Ramallah? Ezia Quagliozzi and her husband, Maher Sha'abaneh, have been...

Wounded Palestinian barred from hospitalization out of the Gaza Strip
International Middle East Media Center 11/23/2004
Soldiers barred Mohammad Abu Rafee’, 23 years old, from Jabalia refugee camp, in the Gaza Strip from reaching Barzilai hospital, in Asqalan (Ashkelon), in...

Israel: Caterpillar Should Suspend Bulldozer Sales
Human Rights Watch 11/23/2004
Weaponized Bulldozers Used to Destroy Civilian Property and Infrastructure -- (New York, November 23, 2004)--Caterpillar Inc., the U.S.-based heavy-equipment company, should immediately suspend...

Rights Group Calls on Caterpillar to Halt Bulldozer Sales to Israel
By Jim Lobe, OneWorld 11/23/2004
WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (OneWorld) – A major U.S. human rights group has called on Caterpillar Inc., the Illinois-based heavy-equipment giant, to immediately suspend sales of...

Al Mezan Center calls for general election and for an end to security deterioration in the OPT
Miftah 11/22/2004
In the midst of the difficult conditions endured by the Palestinian people due to the passing away of their president, Yasser Arafat, and the...

Fifteen years after the adoption of the CRC, Palestinian children are still denied their basic rights
Miftah 11/22/2004
Defence Children International -- Fifteen years have passed since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN in General Assembly...

Olive oil harvest continues to face challenges for Palestinian farmers
By Caritas Jerusalem, Electronic Intifada 11/20/2004
Caritas Jerusalem (CJ) wishes to once again call attention to the horror and suffering that olive tree farmers are facing in Palestine. This crop...

3 Palestinians Extra-Judicially Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/22/2004
On Sunday evening, 21 November 2004, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) committed an extra-judicial killing in Bitounia town, southwest of Ramallah, which left 3 members...

20 Civilians Wounded During Anti-Apartheid Wall Demonstration in Hebron
International Press Center 11/22/2004
HEBRON, Palestine, November 21, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - About 20 civilians from the village of Beit Ola, northwest of Hebron, were wounded today as Israeli...

British Cameraman's Family killed in Gaza to Sue Israeli Government
International Middle East Media Center 11/19/2004
The British newspaper the Guardian reported on Thursday that the family of James Miller, the award-winning cameraman killed in a refugee camp near Rafah...

Advertisement, Gush Shalom: Release Barghouti for elections
FromOccupiedPalestine.org 11/19/2004
Gush Shalom ad: Future leaders, from Ha'aretz, 19 November 2004 -- Future Leaders: Yitzhak Rabin was, under the British Mandate, the leader of the prisoners...

Justice says Muslim holy sites are not given equal protection
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Statistics tell a tale of discrimination against the Arab sector when it comes to protecting its holy places, Israel Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran...

A cultural protest against the wall
Electronic Intifada 11/19/2004
Press Release, International Center of Bethlehem -- The Holy Land of the three monotheistic religions is becoming a source of continuous suffering instead of blessing...

Israeli soldiers accused of tampering with corpses
The Independent 11/20/2004
A military police investigation was ordered yesterday by the Israeli Chief of Staff into allegations that soldiers had tampered with the bodies of dead...

Ramadan Karim
International Solidarity Movement 11/18/2004
Ramadan karim is the greeting in Palestine during the holy month. It means "generous Ramadan." It is rarely so under occupation. Abu Ali is...

PCHR Welcomes Declaration of Date for Presidential Election and Calls for Intensive Efforts to be Made to Hold Parliamentary Elections in 2005
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/18/2004
PCHR welcomes the decision taken by the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to hold a presidential election to choose a new president for the PNA...

Infant barred medication because he has a Palestinian mother
International Middle East Media Center 11/18/2004
The Israeli Minister of Interior refused to register an infant who suffers from a heart disease because his father is an Arab resident of...

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 11 - 17 November 2004
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/18/2004
President Arafat Passes Away, Israeli Troops Continue Attacks in the OPT -- 7 Palestinians, 5 of whom were civilians, including a woman, were killed by...

Top Hamas man to go free this morning
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004
The top Hamas activist in jail in Israel, Sheikh Hassan Yosef, is scheduled to be released this morning, having completed a two-year prison sentence...

Israel releases senior Hamas leader
AlJazeera 11/18/2004
A senior member of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas has been released from an Israeli prison after completing a two-year sentence. Completing 28 months...

Child soldiers: Governments failing generations of children
ReliefWeb 11/17/2004
Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces were tortured or threatened to coerce them to become informants. - New Global Report Finds Child Soldiers In Over...

British journalist, activist deported
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
The Interior Ministry has deported British journalist Charlotte Carson, an activist for the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement, at the request of security officials, who...

Panel approves law on rules for Shin Bet
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004
A Knesset subcommittee gave final approval yesterday to a law that details what Shin Bet investigators can and cannot do during an interrogation, including...

Reaping a dangerous harvest in the West Bank's olive groves
The Independent 11/18/2004
Some have been shot. Others harassed by Jewish settlers. With the Palestinian farmers of Sinjil as they hurry to gather their crop -- Along the...

A Baby between Two Worlds- and without Rights
Arabic Media Internet Network 11/16/2004
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel -- Following Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’s intervention, a month old baby received urgent medical care denied to him by the Israeli...

Through No Fault of Their Own: Israel's Punitive House Demolitions in the al-Aqsa Intifada
B'tselem 11/15/2004
Today B'Tselem publishes a comprehensive report on Israel's extensive use of punitive demolitions: the demolition of homes of the relatives of Palestinians suspected of...

Nazareth court sets precedent in same-sex couple case
Ha'aretz 11/15/2004
Same-sex partners are eligible to be considered common-law spouses according to the inheritance law, Nazareth District Court ruled yesterday in a precedent-setting decision. According...

Israel rights group condemns army
BBC 11/15/2004
An Israeli human rights group has issued a report attacking the army's policy of demolishing the homes of suspected Palestinian militants. B'Tselem estimates that...

International Activist to be Deported Tomorrow
International Solidarity Movement 11/14/2004
Criminalization of Human Rights Activists Continues -- Hannah James, formerly known as Charlotte Carson, was arrested one week ago Sunday while participating in a non-violent...

Israeli Security: “Palestinian Presidential elections will be held soon, but not within two moths"
International Middle East Media Center 11/13/2004
An Israeli security source said that the Israeli security believes that the Palestinian Presidential elections will be conducted soon, but not within two months...

Corrupt food and medical neglect in Atzion detention camp
International Middle East Media Center 11/13/2004
Hasan Al-Sheikh, Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, said that he visited a number of detainees in Atzion detention camp, and met with a...

Farewell Abu Ammar: PCHR Welcomes the Smooth Transition of Authority and the International Community Is Required to Pressure Israel to Permit Holding Palestinian Elections
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/13/2004
With hearts full of sadness, PCHR mourns the passing away of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (Abu Ammar), and submit sincere consolations to his family...

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 04 - 10 November 2004
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/13/2004
7 Palestinians, 6 of whom were civilians, including a child, were killed by Israeli troops / 4 of the victims were extra-judicially killed by Israeli...

General Assembly discusses provision of humanitarian assistance, need to ensure safety of relief workers
Relief Web 11/13/2004
The General Assembly met today to consider the strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special...

Criminalization of Human Rights Activists Continues
International Solidarity Movement 11/13/2004
We are representing international law by being here" - Criminalization of Human Rights Activists Continues by Israeli Government - Human Rights Activist from the United Kingdom...

Vanunu says state has an obsession with him
Maariv 11/13/2004
Nuclear spy, who was detained Thursday on suspicion of revealing confidential information, placed under seven-day house arrest. -- Mordechai Vanunu has vowed to continue talking...

Police detain nuclear whistleblower Vanunu
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu on Thursday evening was put under house arrest after being detained on suspicion of leaking national secrets and violating legal...

Israel re-arrests Vanunu
Al-Jazeera 11/11/2004
Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has been re-arrested by Israeli police for passing on classified information to unnamed international parties. Vanunu, who completed an 18...

Justice Jubran queries state on `discrimination' in land purchase
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
In a High Court of Justice hearing yesterday, Justice Selim Jubran sharply criticized the discrimination against Arab communities in the granting of state benefits...

Survey finds few Arabs in top echelons of Civil Service
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004
Several months ago official data was released indicating that only 5 percent of employees in all ministries are Arab - well below their share of...

Vanunu detained on suspicion of revealing confidential information
Maariv 11/11/2004
Nuclear spy [sic] also suspected of violating restrictions imposed on him during his April release from prison. -- Mordechai Vanunu was detained this (Thursday) morning...

Urgent Alert: PMRS Doctor forced to Strip in Public
Miftah/Palestinian Medical Relief Society 11/9/2004
Israeli occupation forces have once again shown complete disregard towards principals of medical neutrality when they forced a PMRS Doctor and member of the...

PRCS Weekly Press Release for the period 30 October - 05 November 2004
Miftah 11/9/2004
During this reporting period, the Israeli Army has continued to violate International Humanitarian Law and Fundamental Human Rights, by restricting freedom of movement to...

Sudden Checkpoints, a daily nightmare
International Middle East Media Center 11/6/2004
It seems that it was not enough to close the cities, villages and streets with hundreds of checkpoints which spread all over the Palestinian...

Israel blocks care for Arab-Israeli baby
Daily Star 11/10/2004
JERUSALEM: Israeli authorities are withholding treatment of a critically ill baby born to an Arab-Israeli father and Palestinian mother, over doubts about the baby's...

Petition: Joseph Massad, Academic Freedom
Jerusalemites 11/8/2004
To: Office of the President, Columbia University - Dear President Bollinger, We, professors, scholars, teachers and students at universities world-wide are shocked by the slanderous...

Report: Fourth Committee takes up report on Israeli practices in occupied territories
Electronic Intifada/UNGA 11/8/2004
During the past year not a single minute had passed during which Israel had not deliberately engaged in the violation of international law, including...

Israeli Troops Ban Worshipping at the Al-Aqsa Mosque of Jerusalem
International Press Center 11/9/2004
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, November 9, 2004 (IPC)--The Israeli occupying troops barred on Tuesday night thousands of Palestinian worshippers from entering the Al-Aqsa holy mosque...

The meaning of sumud
International Solidarity Movement 11/4/2004
Budrus, Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. -- We thought that the face-off with the border police would be the end of the action.They had stopped throwing...

Photos: Peaceful Protest met with Violence, Arrest; Settler Children Stone Palestinians, IDF Looks On
International Solidarity Movement 11/7/2004
Photos by ISM...

Peaceful Residents of Kufr Thulth met with Israeli Army Violence
International Solidarity Movement 11/7/2004
Over 100 Residents of Kufr Thulth, Internationals, March in Non-violent Protest of Illegal Settlements and Military Occupation of Their Lands Met with Israeli army...

Palestinian schoolchildren terrorized by settlers
Middle East Online 11/8/2004
Children living in southern Hebron hills face daily harassment of Jewish settlers on their way to school. -- Their school bus is a donkey, their...

PCHR expresses its great concern over the decline in internal Palestinian security
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/6/2004
PCHR expresses its great concern over the continued deterioration of Palestinian internal security. This has resulted from the proliferation of small arms and the...

PCHR expresses its grave concern by the Humanitarian Situation for Palestinian on the Egyptian Boarder waiting to return to Gaza
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/7/2004
PCHR is deeply concerned by the continued humanitarian and health situation of about 3000 Palestinians who are still stuck on the Egyptian side of...

Collective Punishment - Home Demolition in Askar Camp
International Solidarity Movement 11/3/2004
Report from Askar Refugee Camp,Nablus - House Demolition -- On Monday morning a suicide bombing killed 4 in Tel Aviv. The bomber was 16 year...

Olives Fell Before the Scythe
International Solidarity Movement 10/30/2004
or rather the well-wielded stick ofAbed, our host, as he stood barefoot between the upper branches of the olive tree, slashing away at the...

Sick detainee dies at a hospital in Israel
International Middle East Media Center 11/4/2004
Arabs48 news website said that Mohammad Adwan, 58 years old, who has been in detention for twenty years died on Thursday in a medical...

PCHR Calls for Adoption of the Principle of Positive Discrimination for Women
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 10/31/2004
PCHR is gravely dismayed as the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) has cancelled the principle of positive discrimination in the amended draft law number 5...

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories 28 October- 03 November 2004
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/4/2004
12 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including 4 children, were killed by Israeli troops / 5 of the victims were extra-judicially killed by Israeli troops in Nablus...

Victims of Home Demolition Discuss their Problems with Minister of Health, Governor and PLC in Jabalia
Miftah/Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights 11/2/2004
On Sunday 31 October 2004, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights organized a new Face-the-Public meeting in Jabalia refugee camp. The meeting was focused...

Terminally Ill Prisoner Cuffed to His Hospital Bed
International Press Center 11/4/2004
GAZA, November 4, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Despite being 58 years old and terminally ill, Mohammed Adwan, a resident of East Jerusalem who has been...

Child detainees highly fined and sentenced
International Middle East Media Center 11/3/2004
Department of Youth and children in the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees affairs said that military court sentenced several children to different term in...

Israeli court rejects releasing a detainee suffering from Tumor
International Middle East Media Center 11/3/2004
Raed Mahameed, lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, said that a military court in Al-Ramla rejected a motion to release Abdul-Rahman Saleh, 57 years...

HRW: Stop use of children in suicide bombings
ReliefWeb 11/3/2004
New York, November 3, 2004) - Palestinian armed groups should immediately end all use of children in military attacks, Human Rights Watch said today, following...

2100 detainees held in “Ansar 3” detention camp
International Middle East Media Center 11/3/2004
Palestinenet news website said that the number of detainees imprisoned in Ansar 3 detention camp in the Negev Desert, is currently 2100 detainee, which...

3 Palestinians Extra-Judicially Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in Nablus
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 11/2/2004
On Monday, 1 November 2004, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) committed an extra-judicial killing in Nablus, which left 3 members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades...

Medical Relief accuses army of killing a wounded boy
International Middle East Media Center 11/2/2004
The Palestinian Medical Relief Association accused the Israeli army of killing 14 years old boy after abducting him from one of its ambulances in...

High Court: IDF must secure olive harvest
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
High Court Justice Dorit Beinisch yesterday said the IDF must protect Palestinians during their olive harvest, although she said the court had no power...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees face major obstacles in maintaining services
Electronic Intifada 11/1/2004
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) faced enormous hurdles in the occupied Palestinian territory that...

Court annuls administrative detention of anti-fence activist
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004
A military judge annulled Tuesday an order for the administrative detention of a Palestinian resident of the village of Budrus near Ramallah, saying that...

The Story of the Stones
International Womens' Peace Service 10/12/2004
On Sunday, October 3, Lamiya Qasem Kleeb, 73, of Hares, died of injuries sustained when she was shot in her home two months earlier.Haji...

The Fate of Beautiful Trees Near Kufr Al-Labad
International Solidarity Movement 10/30/2004
am back in Tulkarm, in the Occupied West Bank, after spending 3 days at the small village Kuf Al-Labad, which is about 15 miles...

Prominent British Human Rights Activist Denied Entry to Israel
International Womens' Peace Service 10/31/2004
Angie Zelter (also known as Angela Julian), a prominent nonviolent peace and human rights activist from the United Kingdom, returned to England today, after...

Israeli army bulldozer constructs a road block in Balata refugee camp in Nablus
International Solidarity Movement 11/1/2004

Residents of Budrus March to Resist the Wall
International Solidarity Movement 10/31/2004
Residents of Budrus and Villagers from Surrounding Area will Challenge the Illegal Construction of the Wall - Israelis and other Internationals will Join the March...

Civil guard bridges Arab community police gap
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
Jafar Farah, director of the Mossawa Center Arab advocacy group, is used to arguing with policemen over what he calls racist treatment of Arabs...

Occupation and Private Schools in Qalqilia
International Middle East Media Center 10/29/2004
After more than four years since the beginning of Al-Aqsa Intifada, different aspects in the Palestinian life were deeply affected by the situation, and...

In Qaffin: The Apartheid Gates and the Policy of “Permits”
StopTheWall.org 10/30/2004
Occupation Forces continue to refuse to issue its so-called “permits” for the citizens of Qaffin village, located in the northern Tulkarm District. Only 650...

Olive Picking season threatened by settlers and soldiers attacks
International Middle East Media Center 10/30/2004
Residents of Nablus district, in the north of the West Bank, are in continuous fear of attacks carried out by soldiers and settlers which...

Palestinian children in Israeli crosshairs
By Khalid Amayreh, Al-Jazeera 10/30/2004
The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of making the killing of Palestinian school children by the occupation army a daily occurrence while calling on...

Settlers' assaults bar Palestinians from attending school
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
Some 20 Palestinian children from the south Hebron hills area cannot attend school due to continuing harassment and assaults by residents of the nearby...

Juvenile Female Palestinian Prisoners Humiliated by Israeli Wardens
International Press Center 10/30/2004
BETHELAHEM, Palestine, October30, 2004 (IPC+WAFA)-- Sources at the Bethlehem-based Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) confirmed on Saturday that six juvenile Palestinian female prisoner have...

Photostory: Khiam Detention Camp
By Arjan El Fassed, Electronic Intifada 10/30/2004
Khiam prison was a detention and interrogation camp during the years of the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. From 1985 until the Israeli defeat...

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Good Samaritans now deliver to Nablus
Ha'aretz 11/29/2004

The checkpoint known in the Israel Defense Forces as "Samaritan Blocker," on the western edge of Mount Gerizim, was teeming with life at noon...
Israeli Arabs: Half of us are poor
Globes 11/25/2004

48.4% of Arab families, 30,000 more families than in 2002, live below the poverty line. -- Following the poverty report published yesterday by the National...
UN committee concludes work with resolutions on Israeli practices in occupied territory
Electronic Intifada 11/24/2004

Concluding its work for the current session, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this afternoon took action on nine draft resolutions -- approving four...
Not the cheapest, but the best
Globes 11/26/2004

Intel Israel's R&D centers aim to stay at the forefront of Intel's new product development. -- A few weeks ago, Intel Israel marked thirty...
Weather puts halt to spread of locusts
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004

The harsh wintry conditions prevailing yesterday throughout most of the country halted the spread of locusts in the south of the country, and the...
NII report expected to show 19% of Israeli families live in poverty
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004

The National Insurance Institute's annual report on poverty, which will be published this morning, is expected to show that the number of people below...
World Bank: Gazans must be allowed to work in Israel beyond 2008
Miftah 11/23/2004

The World Bank is putting together a package of economic, security and diplomatic measures in an effort to rescue the Palestinian Authority's economy from...
Poverty figures lead to public outcry
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004

Social lobby groups, non-profit organizations and politicians from every persuasion reacted with anger and frustration to the poverty figures released by the National Insurance...
World Bank Report: Palestinian Economy Remains Stagnant After Four Years of Intifada
The World Bank Group 11/23/2004

Closures continue to disrupt business and commerce - Nearly half of Palestinian population lives in poverty -- WASHINGTON, November 22, 2004 — Four years since the outbreak...
Winter storm brings sigh of relief for farmers as locusts head north
Maariv 11/22/2004

Ministry of Agriculture expresses hope temperature drop and change in wind’s direction would assist in overcoming problem. -- After millions of locusts invaded southern Israel...
Israelis, Palestinians join forces against locusts
Middle East Online 11/22/2004

Locust swarms, already destroying grass, trees at luxury hotels in southern Israel, push two sides to common battle. -- JERUSALEM - Swarms of locusts threatening to...
Unofficial poverty figures spur wave of angry reactions
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004

Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under so much pressure yesterday, as a result of the upcoming publication of the report on poverty, that he...
UNRWA Appeals for Urgent Funds to Meet oPt's Refugees Needs
International Press Center 11/21/2004

GAZA, Palestine, November 21, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)--United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) appealed Saturday to the international community for...
Locusts hit southern agricultural areas
Ha'aretz 11/20/2004

The Plant Protection and Inspection Services were on high alert Friday after swarms of locusts spread from the Sinai Peninsula to several southern towns...
Finance Ministry: Histadrut's minimum wage proposal will boost unemployment
Globes 11/18/2004

The Ministry of Finance quotes Manufacturer Association estimates that the Histadrut's proposal would cost 85,000 jobs altogether, cause 300 factories to close and 1,000...
Poland considering Israeli technology for eastern border fence
Globes 11/18/2004

In Warsaw, Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz signed an MOU for bilateral industrial cooperation. -- Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz yesterday proposed to Poland's Minister...
Team to study feasibility of importing Russian gas
Globes 11/18/2004

Minister of National Infrastructures Eliezer Sandberg supports bringing in Gazprom as Israel's fourth supplier. -- Minister of National Infrastructures Eliezer Sandberg has initiated a proposal...
Dollar falls to lowest level in 10 months
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004

The dollar exchange rate against the shekel sank to a 10-month low yesterday, as the greenback weakened in world markets despite a recent...
Jerusalem Post sold to TA media company and CanWest
Ha'aretz 11/17/2004

Hollinger International Inc. sold The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday to Tel Aviv-based media company Mirkaei Tikshoret Group Ltd. and CanWest Global Communications Group for...
US drug maker buys Israeli firm
BBC 11/15/2004

US consumer healthcare company Perrigo is to buy Israeli drug-maker Agis for $818m (£441.5m) in cash and stock.The deal will create a firm with...
FAO calls for $60 million for urgent agricultural relief in 14 emergencies worldwide
Relief Web 11/13/2004

Rome, 11 November 2004 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched an appeal for more than $60 million to provide agricultural relief...
Humanitarian agencies appeal for $302 million to maintain their assistance to Palestinians
Electronic Intifada 11/13/2004

Palestinians are facing their fifth successive year of crisis. Closure has led to one of the worst recessions in modern history. Unemployment has increased...
Sharon: Sever funds from banks
Globes 11/13/2004

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to propose formulating a plan for capital market reform, including listing mutual and provident funds as public companies, by year's...
End of intifada could add 0.7-1.8% to Israeli GDP growth
Globes 11/13/2004

The intifada caused Israel an estimated loss of 3.8-5.6% of GDP in 2002-03. -- Economic sources in Jerusalem believe that the end of...
Nasdaq's Robert Greifeld: Our cooperation with Israel surpasses all others
Globes 11/13/2004

At the Prime Minister's Conference on Exports today, Motorola CEO Ed Zander said, "Israel's government should make it more attractive for foreign investors."-- Nasdaq...
Among the last of the socialists
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004

The Plasson factory is the chief economic asset of Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael. A public company that was floated on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange...
U.S. funds development of IT sector in Palestinian Territories
Relief Web 11/8/2004

Ramallah, West Bank -- The United States is channeling nearly $4 million through 2006 to promote the development of information and communication technology in the...
Assistance for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Relief Web 11/9/2004

1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend assistance of about 4,830,000 dollars in total to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency...
Report: The Children of Palestine in the Labour Market
By Development Studies Programme Birzeit, Miftah 11/9/2004

Introduction - The Development Studies Programme at Birzeit University prepared the study “The Children of Palestine in the Labour Market“ in cooperation with UNICEF and...
Kibbutzim: Privatization brings crisis
Ha'aretz 11/9/2004

In the mid-80s, several kibbutzim found themselves in a deep economic crisis, standing before a yawning chasm of debts. For many, the economic...
Gaza settlers say Disengagement Administration chief defrauding them
Ha'aretz 11/10/2004

Bassi defrauding Gush Katif residents, complaint alleges -- Residents of the Gush Katif settlement bloc in Gaza filed Tuesday a complaint with the police against...
Israel and Jordan mull joint tourism packages
Globes 11/9/2004

At the World Travel Market in London, Israel and Jordan's tourism ministers met for the first time since the intifada. -- Israel and Jordan will...
$300m Motorola Israel contract with US Postal Service approved
Globes 11/8/2004

Motorola Israel develops data products for the global market. -- Motorola Israel reported today that it would supply 300,000 mobile data collection devices to the...
The Bottom Line / A clinically dead budget
Ha'aretz 11/5/2004

Just two weeks ago, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's people boasted they had found the magical solution - running the country by means of two coalitions...
Bank of Israel seeks injunction against worker sanctions
Globes 11/4/2004

The central banks says the workers' action could paralyze the financial system. -- The Bank of Israel is requesting an urgent ex parte injunction banning...
More locust swarms headed for Israel
Globes 11/4/2004

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization notified the Ministry of Agriculture that more locust swarms were spotted this morning.-- The Ministry of Agriculture's plant...
World Bank: Disengagement alone won't help PA economy
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004

Israel's disengagement plan "will have very little impact on the Palestinian economy and Palestinian livelihoods since it only proposes a limited easing of closure...
ExpoTech Palestine in Gaza from December 4th-6th
Miftah 10/27/2004

ExpoTech Palestine Exhibition will be held at the Rashad Al Shawa Cultural Center, Gaza from December 4th—6th 2004. Claim your exhibition space at...
Olive oil production thrice last year's
Globes 11/3/2004

This year's olive harvest for oil was expected to total 53,000 tons. -- Israel's olive oil production will be three times higher in 2004 than...
45,000 small businesses closed so far this year
Globes 11/3/2004

Israel Association for the Self-Employed chairman Zeev Weiner: 65% of small businesses have overextended their credit. -- 45,000 small businesses have closed since the beginning...
Agriculture Min. confirms presence of locusts in central Israel
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004

The Agriculture Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that they had spotted "desert locusts" in the Palmahim, Tel Aviv and Holon areas. The officials believe that...
Israel about to close $230m. drone deal with India
Ha'aretz 11/2/2004

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) is about to close a $230 million deal with the Indian army to sell it about 50 Heron/Eagle drones.Security...
Eiland: Full economic disengagement, too
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004

In three years there will not be a single Palestinian worker in Israel, National Security Council chairman Giora Eiland told leaders of the Manufacturers...
Persian Gulf construction firm interested in Gaza
Globes 11/1/2004

A check by the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel showed that land to be abandoned by Israel in Gaza was worth $1...

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Jewish-Arab coexistence at Haifa University in danger
Maariv 11/30/2004
Several violent confrontations erupted on campus as of late, culminating Monday when Arab students attacked Student Association Chairman Gilad Sharir. -- The fragile co-existence between...
Sufi or not Sufi? Was Shakespeare a Muslim?
Daily Star 11/30/2004
A season of lectures and readings celebrates Islam Awareness Week at famous London theater -- LONDON: There's an old joke about William Shakespeare being an...
Painting politics and Palestine
Daily Star 11/30/2004
Samia Halaby has created a visual language of abstraction rooted in radical social movements -- BEIRUT: With her silver hair pulled back into an artful...
Review: The Shouting Fence
Electronic Intifada 11/29/2004
The Culture Park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam provided a natural setting for an unique performance of The Shouting Fence. This musical expression of emotions about...
West Bank university poll boosts Abbas
Ha'aretz 11/30/2004
The Palestine Liberation Organization's Fatah Party won student elections at the West Bank's largest university on Monday for the first time in eight years...
'Myriads' of Israelis Yearn for Motherland Poland
Islam Online 11/29/2004
CAIRO, November 29 (IslamOnline.net) – The Polish embassy in Tel Aviv is striving to cope with a sweeping number of Israelis, young and old, applying...
Rival rappers reflect Mid-East conflict
BBC 11/26/2004
Our message is one of humanity - but it's also political - we make protest music." These are the words of Tamer Nafer, lead rapper of...
Survey finds Jewish Israelis do not trust Arab journalists
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004
Half of Jewish Israelis put more credence in reports by Jewish journalists than Arab journalists, and a quarter think Arab reporters should be subject...
Not your typical fine arts auction
Daily Star 11/24/2004
New York group dedicated to popularizing Middle East heterogeneity hosts successful fund-raiser -- BEIRUT: When the 18-month-old arts organization Arte East selected the date...
Sheikh Tameemy talks about his last hours with Arafat
International Middle East Media Center 11/23/2004
Sheikh Tayseer Bayyoud Tameemy, top Islamic Cleric, accompanied President Arafat in his last days at the Percy Hospital in France, and was beside him...
Spreading color and hope in refugee camps
Daily Star 11/24/2004
Palestinian cultural club paints non-violent imagery - Politically independent group argues: 'Our way to fight is not only through weapons.' -- BEIRUT: Color, creativity and craft...
Poetry contest gives artists free reign to comment on conflict
Daily Star 11/24/2004
Palestinian-American wins recognition in competition for her literary description of war in Palestine -- BEIRUT: It is hardly surprising that in today's world of global...
Vanunu runs for rector at Glasgow
The Guardian 11/23/2004
Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has been nominated to become rector of one of Britain's top universities, it emerged today. Mr Vanunu said he...
Poll by Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO)
Palestine Media Center 11/16/2004
88%) grieved about the death of President Yassir Arafat / (59.2%) are satisfied to varying degrees with the election of Mr. Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin...
The Results of a Special Poll on the Elections and the Political Situation after Arafat November 19 - 20, 2004
Miftah 11/22/2004
By An-Najah National University Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies -- The Background: The Palestinian people are bereaved of their President and despite this...
Documentary film review: "Mur" (Wall)
By Arjan El Fassed, Electronic Intifada 11/21/2004
Winner at festivals in Marseille and Jerusalem, Simone Bitton's Franco-Israeli "Mur" (Wall), is about Israel's Apartheid Wall. I saw this documentary during the seventeenth...
Survey: Abu Mazen has support of 24 percent of Palestinians
Ha'aretz 11/22/2004
Some 24.2 percent of the Palestinian public would support Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) in elections for head of the Palestinian Authority, provided that incarcerated...
Jordan Valley residents assist Palestinians with olive harvest
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004
Members of kibbutzim located in the Jordan Valley were assisting Palestinian villagers in the West Bank on Friday with their seasonal olive harvest, Army...
61% of Israelis Support Disengagement
International Middle East Media Center 11/18/2004
A majority of Israelis-and among Likud voters- supports the disengagement plan even after the death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat; according to a Haaretz...
British-Palestinian artist wins prestigious Swiss prize
Daily Star 11/19/2004
BEIRUT: The British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum received the most valuable art prize in Europe at a ceremony in Zurich last night. The 120,000 Swiss...
Taalab: In the shade of a rock… in the shade of poetry
Middle East Online 11/17/2004
Poems of Aziz Taalab conatin large doses of anger, emotions, feelings of revolt and fear for the future. -- When crises are all around us...
The Prophet hits the silver screen with an eye to reverse stereotypes
Daily Star 11/18/2004
U.S. release of 'Muhammad' passes without the hype of Mel Gibson's 'The Passion' -- NEW YORK: Forget about dancing genies, buxom harem girls and dashing...
Athletes in Action Visit Galilee
Come And See 11/13/2004
Athletes in Action, a ministry for reaching out people with the good news of Jesus through Sport Evangelism visited Galilee this month. During one...
Abu Ghraib abuses tapped to theatre
AlJazeera 11/8/2004
As the trials and courts martial of US military personnel involved in the Abu Ghraib prison abuses get under way, the Arab world is...
The dying craft of Egypt's Ramadan lanterns
Daily Star 11/13/2004
Making a fanous is becoming a lost art -- CAIRO: At 72, Ahmed Ali Ghoneim is one of Cairo's last fanous artists - proud of his...
Golan Heights Druze get their first independent newspaper
Ha'aretz 11/16/2004
The latest edition of Banyas, appearing two days before Yasser Arafat died, displayed two front-page headlines, side by side. On the right side, in...
Arafat's Death Casts Pall Over Eid Al-Fitr in Palestine
Palestine Chronicle 11/14/2004
I used to bake kahk (cookies) in Eid Al-Fitr for 40 years but decided this year to abandon the tradition unless Arafat came back...
'Israeli' jazz star praises Yasir Arafat
AlJazeera 11/15/2004
While Yasir Arafat's death was met with a gloating silence by many Israelis, jazzman and writer Gilad Atzmon was one of the few who...
Vanunu Interview: Long walk to freedom
The Guardian 11/15/2004
Mordechai Vanunu served 18 years in an Israeli prison for blowing the whistle on the country's nuclear weapons programme. Last week he was arrested...
Palestinians pay final respects at Arafat's Muqata grave
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
One day after the burial of Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, preparations were underway for elections for the top position. Many Palestinians...
Palestinians Bethlehem and Nazareth hold processions in memory of Arafat
International Middle East Media Center 11/13/2004
Headed by Christian and Moslem clergy and members of the city council, thousands of Palestinians took the streets of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem in...
Uri Avnery: Arafat wanted peace
AlJazeera 11/13/2004
A veteran Israeli peace campaigner and former MP paid tribute to Yasir Arafat, describing him as a man who wanted and could have delivered...
Photostory: Ramallah reacts to news of Arafat's death
Electronic Intifada 11/13/2004
Today Ramallah awoke to news of Palestinain President Yasser Arafat's death in France. People began assembling around 7:00 a.m. Ramallah time in the...
Farewell to a President
The Independent 11/13/2004
By the time the two olive green Egyptian military helicopters wheeled in low over the city at the end of their melancholy flight from...
Grief-stricken crowds turn out across Middle East
The Independent 11/13/2004
The crowd scene witnessed when the helicopter carrying Yasser Arafat's body arrived for his West Bank burial was repeated throughout the Middle East and...
The rabbi who mourned Arafat
Middle East Online 11/13/2004
Moshe Hirsch mourns loss of Palestinian leader who always differentiated between Jews and Zionism. -- Unlike many of his countrymen, ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi Moshe Hirsch...
Arafat to be laid to rest on soil from Jerusalem
Middle East Online 11/13/2004
Palestinian minister says soil from Jerusalem will be poured under Arafat's coffin in Ramallah headquarters. -- RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be...
Last Ramadan Friday prayer services end peacefully
Maariv 11/13/2004
Over 5,000 security personnel were deployed in and around Jerusalem's Old City as fears of last prayer together with Arafat’s funeral would spark riots...
Arafat's doctor wants a full autopsy
Jerusalemites 11/13/2004
Arafat's body is due to be buried before sunset -- The funeral of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has begun with prayers over his coffin at...
Israeli Arabs respond minimally to death of Arafat
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004
There was weak response in Israeli Arab towns to the community's Follow-Up Committee's decision to declare three days of mourning for deceased Palestinian leader...
Arafat buried at his Ram Allah compound
AlJazeera 11/13/2004
Veteran Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat has been laid to rest at his battered Muqataa compound in the West Bank town of Ram Allah. Shortly...
Palestinians, Arabs mourn Arafat's death
Al-Jazeera 11/11/2004
A sombre atmosphere is hovering over the occupied Palestinian territories following the death of Yasir Arafat in Paris. Following the announcement many Palestinians took...
Major Dates in Arafat's Life
An Nahar 11/11/2004
The life of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat mirrored the progress of the Palestinian struggle for a state. Here are the main dates in his...
Sketches of Arafat's Life Story
An Nahar 11/11/2004
A visual constant in his checkered keffiyeh headdress, Yasser Arafat kept the Palestinians' cause at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. But he fell...
Palestinians Mourn Arafat
Islam Online 11/11/2004
GAZA CITY, November 11 (IslamOnline,.net) – Thousands of Palestinians have taken to the streets across the occupied territories and in refugee camps across the...
Palestinian Church Bells Ring as Rhymed Koran Verses Echo from Minarets
An Nahar 11/11/2004
Thousands upon thousands of tearful and gun-firing Palestinians poured onto the streets of Palestinians cities and towns in the West Bank and Gaza strip...
Palestinian Orphans Grieve “Father” Arafat
Islam Online 11/11/2004
GAZA CITY, November 11 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – For tens of Palestinian orphans Yasser Arafat was not only the president of the Palestinian people, but...
Arafat: Struggle from Birth to Death
Islam Online 11/11/2004
Photo biography of the late Palestinian leader...
Anti-Zionism Jews Pray For Arafat's Recovery
Islam Online 11/7/2004
CLAMART, November 7 (IslamOnline.net) – Anti-Zionism Jews pray for the recovery of ailing Palestinian President Yasser Arafat who is a symbol of national liberation struggles...
London Film Festival features slew of Mideast directors working in the West
Daily Star 11/10/2004
Lebanon's Ziad Doueiri's long-awaited follow-up among works on offer -- LONDON: The Times BFI London Film Festival, which ended last Thursday, featured over 280 films...
Video: Palestinian heads to visit Arafat
BBC 11/8/2004
Three top Palestinian officials are due to travel to Paris on Monday to visit their ailing leader Yasser Arafat. Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei and...
As Arafat ails, some Catholics fear extremists will gain strength
Come And See 11/9/2004
RAMALLAH, West Bank (CNS) -- Amid continuing speculations over Palestinian National Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's deteriorating health, some Catholics expressed fear extremist Islamic groups would...
Sakhnin Diaries / In place of fists and insults
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
BEIT SHE'AN - The people of Sakhnin, accustomed to having had ground taken from under their feet, have reclaimed some ground. It's only temporary, it's...
Islamic Movement raises NIS 1 million for Palestinian poor
Ha'aretz 11/7/2004
The Northern Islamic Movement has raised more than NIS 1 million in a countrywide drive to collect donations for needy Palestinians in the territories...
Fear underlies Palestinian worry: `It's the first time a rais is dying on us'
By Amira Hass, Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
When the news of Yasser Arafat's illness broke last week, many in the West Bank were worried about the events to come. The rais's...
60% of Palestinians: Qureia can't run PA
Ha'aretz 11/8/2004
Some 59.8 percent of Palestinians do not think Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia is capable of managing the day-to-day affairs of the Palestinian Authority...
Lebanese filmmaker lands lifetime achievement award
Daily Star 11/6/2004
BEIRUT: At this year's Docudays film festival which started Monday, the lifetime achievement award for work in Arab cinema went to Lebanese cinematographer Hassan...
Israeli Arabs Send Ramadan Packages to Palestinians
Islam Online 10/30/2004
NABLUS, October 30 (IslamOnline.net) - Palestinians living inside what is now Israel (Israeli Arabs) are increasingly contributing to a campaign championed by several charities to...
Religious tolerance in Lebanon's schools
BBC 11/2/2004
On the face of it, the National Evangelical School in south Lebanon is just like any other school. Teachers wade through piles of exam...
Commemorating the dead, Neolithic style
Daily Star 11/3/2004
A re-examination of decorated skulls contradicts traditional assumptions about ancestor worship --A reinterpretation of Neolithic plastered skulls from Jordan, Syria, Israel and Turkey is...
Interview: Understanding Islam
Al-Ahram Weekly on-line 10/28/2004
Spanish sociologist Gema Martin Munoz, speaking to Omayma Abdel-Latif, offers a critique of Western attitudes and policies towards the Islamic world -- "Why this need...
Anti-disengagement protestors stage mass prayer
Ha'aretz 11/1/2004
About 20,000 settlers and supporters held a massive prayer service in Zion Square in Jerusalem on Monday, in protest of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's...
Arab street music in London - an ambitious night that fell short
Daily Star 11/2/2004
Confusion of sounds only hints at what could have been -- LONDON: "Streetmusic Arabe" would like to be many things - specifically as claimed in its...

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Two Proposals for UN Security Council Reform
New York Times 11/30/2004

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A high-level panel on reforming the United Nations has proposed two models for enlarging the U.N. Security Council, according to a...
Saudi Arabia will participate in U.S.-sponsored Mideast forum
Daily Star 12/1/2004

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is to take part in a U.S.-sponsored "Forum for the Future" next month in Morocco on political and economic reforms...
Damascus asks U.S. to end sanctions on Syrian bank
Daily Star 12/1/2004

Arabs finalize crackdown on terror financing - Syria asks for American help to develop banking, customs systems -- Finance Minister Mohammed al-Hussein has asked Washington to...
The Middle East and the West: Carving Up the Region
National Public Radio 8/19/2004

All Things Considered, August 19, 2004 · Napoleon's foray into Egypt in 1798, in the midst of the French Revolution, began a long string of...
Lebanese march to back Syrian troops
AlJazeera 11/30/2004

Thousands of Lebanese have marched through Beirut in a protest encouraged by the government and the resistance group Hizb Allah against a UN resolution...
Embassy sounds alarm over growing dangers in Iraq
The Independent 11/30/2004

Disintegrating security in Baghdad was underlined in a sombre warning yesterday from the British embassy against using the airport road or taking a plane...
Iraq invasion 'a public health disaster'
AlJazeera 11/30/2004

Last year's US-led invasion of Iraq has caused a dramatic deterioration in the health of the Iraqi people, according to a new report. Medact...
Three US soldiers killed, many wounded in new wave of attacks in Iraq
Middle East Online 11/30/2004

Attacks cap one of the deadliest months for the US military, Iraqis. -- BAGHDAD – Three US soldiers were killed in a new wave of attacks...
In Pictures: Assault on Falluja - Week Three
AlJazeera 11/29/2004

Photos: Assault on Falluja - Week Three...
US thwarted over Iran
BBC 11/29/2004

This latest IAEA resolution on Iran isn't the result the United States wanted. Its own intense lobbying at successive IAEA Board of Governors meetings...
Tens of thousands to march in support of Lebanon's links with Syria
Daily Star 11/30/2004

BEIRUT: Tens of thousands of pro-Syrian demonstrators are expected to arrive in the capital to participate in Tuesday's rally in support of Lebanon's links...
Syria Withdraws from Lebanon in 2005, Keeps 4 Mountaintop Radars?
An Nahar 11/29/2004

Syria has reportedly told the United Sates that it will pull out its army from Lebanon in the first half of 2005, but will...
King Hussein's favoured son loses claim to Jordan's throne
The Independent 11/29/2004

The King of Jordan announced an abrupt change to his succession plans yesterday, stripping his half-brother, Hamza bin Hussein, of the title crown prince...
'Unusual Weapons' Used in Fallujah
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches 11/29/2004


Group to file war crime charges against US
AlJazeera 11/30/2004

A US advocacy group is preparing to launch a war crimes case in Germany against senior US administration officials for their alleged role in...
Iranians unite over nuclear row
BBC 11/29/2004

Britain, France and Germany are to present Iran with a deal this week - a package of incentives such as trade ties and imported nuclear...
“We are living a disaster.”
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches 11/29/2004

The cold winter winds sweep over Baghdad and the refugee camps strewn about the city. Date palms sway as dust blows down the clogged...
US keeps nuclear pressure on Iran
BBC 11/29/2004

The US has said it could still refer Iran to the UN Security Council, even though nuclear inspectors said Tehran had fully suspended uranium...
Columbia president vows swift action on anti-Israel professors
Ha'aretz 11/26/2004

NEW YORK - Columbia University president Lee Bollinger plans "specific steps" soon in response to allegations that professors and lecturers at the Ivy League university...
Iraqi Government to Hold Talks With Resistance: Official
Islam Online 11/26/2004

BAGHDAD, November 26 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - The interim Iraqi government is planning to hold talks with Iraqi resistance soon in the Jordanian capital Amman...
The Ayatollah and the transsexual
The Independent 11/25/2004

That Maryam Khatoon Molkara can live a normal life is due to a compassionate decision by one man: the leader of the Islamic revolution...
Capital Punishment for Anti-Occupation Iraqi Imams
Islam Online 11/21/2004

BAGHDAD, November 21 (IslamOnline.net) – The interim Iraqi government of Iyad Allawi has threatened to charge anti-US occupation imams with high treason, which carries capital...
US Denies Gassing Fallujah
Islam Online 11/26/2004

CAIRO, November 25 (IslamOnline.net) - The United States has refuted media reports that its forces have gassed people in the western Baghdad city of Fallujah...
'US losing fight for Muslim minds'
AlJazeera 11/25/2004

The US is losing the war of ideas in the Islamic world, failing to promote its policies to Muslims wary of American intentions and...
Iran drops demand for changes to N-pact
AlJazeera 11/26/2004

Iran has dropped its demand for changes to a key agreement designed to reassure the world that Tehran does not want nuclear weapons. "They...
EU tries to hold Iran to nuclear weapons deal
The Independent 11/26/2004

The European Union was last night attempting to salvage a hard-fought deal with Iran after Tehran insisted on exemptions to its agreed suspension of...
Iraq parties want polls to be put off
AlJazeera 11/26/2004

Leading Iraqi political parties, including the group led by former presidential candidate Adnan Pachachi and the two main Kurdish parties, have signed a petition...
Blix Urges Caution over Iraq 'Chemical Weapons Lab'
The Scotsman 11/25/2004

Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix tonight said he would be “surprised” if a chemical laboratory found in Iraq was capable of creating...
U.S. Won't Attend Conference on Land Mines
The Guardian 11/26/2004

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States will not attend a major review conference next week about a 1997 international treaty on land mines because of...
UN includes anti-Semitism in resolution on tolerance
Ha'aretz 11/23/2004

NEW YORK - The UN Third Commission on Human Rights has approved for the first time a resolution on religious tolerance that incudes condemnation of...
Powell: Syria can do more to boost border security
Middle East Online 11/23/2004

US Secretary of State wants Syria to do more to boost security on border with Iraq to curb flow of foreign insurgents. -- SHARM EL-SHEIKH...
Iraq’s Shaalan threatens Al-Jazeera
Middle East Online 11/23/2004

Defence minister brands Al-Jazeera ‘terror channel', alleges its office director in Iraq is brother of wanted ‘terrorist’. -- DUBAI - Iraqi Defence Minister Hazem Shaalan branded...
Witnesses say US forces killed unarmed civilians
The Independent 11/24/2004

Allegations of widespread abuse by US forces in Fallujah, including the killing of unarmed civilians and the targeting of a hospital in an attack...
Jumblatt claims authorities trying to freeze him out
Daily Star 11/24/2004

Chouf MP says alleged ban means public officials not allowed to contact him or his supporters -- BEIRUT: The reported state-led campaign against Chouf MP...
Kuwait says Syria is stopping Iraqi infiltrators
Daily Star 11/24/2004

DAMASCUS: Kuwait revealed Tuesday that Syria had detained at least five of its nationals for trying to enter Iraq illegally, weakening U.S. charges that...
Saudis register for landmark poll
BBC 11/23/2004

Voter registration is due to start on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for landmark municipal elections which will be held next year in three rounds...
US-led forces in huge offensive near Baghdad
AlJazeera 11/23/2004

More than 5000 US, British and Iraqi troops have attacked areas of resistance south of the Iraqi capital in the latest push to pacify...
Iraq pullout deadline ruled out
The Guardian 11/23/2004

America and Britain see off French push to set timetable to end occupation as military commander in Mosul voices concern -- Britain and the US...
Iran freezes uranium activities
The Guardian 11/23/2004

Iran yesterday moved to avoid a showdown with the west over its contested nuclear activities by freezing all operations connected with the enrichment of...
Muslim-Jewish Friendship Society to See Light in France
Islam Online 11/22/2004

PARIS, November 22 (IslamOnline.net) – The Jewish-Muslim friendship day concluded Sunday, November 22, in Paris with a call for establishing a Jewish-Muslim friendship society. Organized...
Ladies choice at Nakheel's 'Palm Deira'
Daily Star 11/23/2004

Dubai property giant Nakheel began selling luxury real estate at its third man-made island on Monday with purchasing rights afforded exclusively to women during...
IAEA to check Iran's nuclear suspension by Thursday
Middle East Online 11/22/2004

Chief of UN atomic agency welcomes Iran's announcement of suspension of uranium enrichment in line with accord. -- The UN atomic watchdog should be able...
Lahoud: 'Syrians Leave Lebanon only when Mideast Peace Prevails'
An Nahar 11/21/2004

President Lahoud has virtually ruled out a total Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon in compliance with U.N. resolution 1559, saying such a pullout would be...
Syria Seen Scheming a Hariri-Jumblat Debacle in Spring Elections
An Nahar 11/22/2004

President Lahoud's extended regime is seen scheming with Syria's blessing to undermine the towering status of ex-Premier Rafik Hariri and Druze leader Walid Jumblat...
Lebanon Marks Independence Day with Fresh Defiance of U.S., France, U.N.
An Nahar 11/22/2004

Lebanon marked its 61st independence anniversary with a military parade held on a rainy Monday, rejecting anew a U.N. resolution calling for a total...
The War is Over; But There is No Peace
CounterPunch 11/21/2004

The Horror of Fallujah -- Fallujah, Iraq: This is a strange time in Fallujah. They say the war is over, but there is no peace...
Senior Sunni cleric killed in Mosul
AlJazeera 11/22/2004

A senior Sunni Muslim cleric has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Mosul, medical sources say. Assailants in a...
Nuclear Disclosures on Iran Unverified
Washington Post 11/19/2004

U.S. Officials Checking Evidence Cited by Powell -- Secretary of State Colin L. Powell shared information with reporters Wednesday about Iran's nuclear program that was...
Iran 'rushing nuclear enrichment'
BBC 11/19/2004

Iran is producing a gas that can be used to make nuclear arms, days before its promise to freeze such activities takes effect, Western...
Powell accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear missiles
The Guardian 11/19/2004

The Bush administration yesterday accused Iran of attempting to develop missiles with nuclear warheads - a charge that could derail the European arms-control agreement struck...
French media agency grants license to Hezbollah-linked network
Ha'aretz 11/19/2004

PARIS - France's audiovisual watchdog agency said Friday it has reached an accord with a Lebanese TV channel linked to the anti-Israel group Hezbollah that...
Afghanistan: a nation abandoned to drugs
The Independent 11/19/2004

Country produces 87% of global opium. One in ten Afghans works in opium trade. UN: state is world's second worst to live in -- Three...
US finds 'Zarqawi car-bomb factory'
The Independent 11/20/2004

US forces engaged in "mopping up" operations in southern Fallujah have discovered a US-made sports utility vehicle with a Texas registration sticker, which they...
World leaders to gather on Iraq in Sharm el-Sheikh
Daily Star 11/20/2004

Goal to re-establish international consensus -- CAIRO: Egypt will host a conference of international foreign ministers next week aimed at securing a consensus on Iraq...
Red Cross hits out at Iraq abuses
BBC 11/19/2004

The International Committee of the Red Cross has condemned what it calls the "utter contempt for humanity" shown by all sides in the fighting...
Lebanese protesters denounce Syrian interference
Daily Star 11/20/2004

Police exercise restraint ignoring ban on demonstrations -- BEIRUT: Waving Lebanese flags and denouncing the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, thousands of students rallied at...
The Streets of Baghdad
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches 11/18/2004

We had our daily car bomb today when a suicide bomber drove his car into a US patrol as it passed near the Yarmouk...
Iran says it has no secret nuclear activities
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004

TEHRAN - Iran denied an exiled opposition group's allegations it was secretly seeking material to build an atomic bomb, a senior official said on Thursday...
The Streets of Baghdad
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches 11/18/2004

We had our daily car bomb today when a suicide bomber drove his car into a US patrol as it passed near the Yarmouk...
US 'inflated' foreign fighters' numbers
AlJazeera 11/18/2004

Washington has exaggerated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq in order to justify the recent assault on Falluja, an official Syrian daily said...
Iraq on Fire: Widespread Violence Continues in Sunni Cities
Democracy Now! 11/18/2004

Audio, video, and transcript -- Widespread violence continues across Iraq, particularly in Sunni areas of the county. In the town of Baji, north of Baghdad...
U.S. to continue pressure on Damascus over Lebanon
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004

BEIRUT - The United States would continue pressuring Syria to pull out of Lebanon and wants Beirut to assert its control over south Lebanon where...
NATO to boost counterterrorism cooperation with Israel, Arab states
Ha'aretz 11/18/2004

BRUSSELS - NATO has agreed to step up exchanges of counterterrorist intelligence with Israel and six Arab nations as part of a drive to develop...
Iran warns nuclear suspension subject to progress in talks with EU
Middle East Online 11/17/2004

Khatami warned that EU-3 does not respect its commitments, Tehran will not have any obligations either. -- Iran warned Wednesday that its agreement to...
Aoun: 'Syria has to Bow like Gadhafi or Be Ousted Like Saddam'
An Nahar 11/17/2004

Gen. Aoun says Syria faces one of two imperative options in Lebanon--either to follow Col. Moammer Gadhafi's suit of giving in to the...
Feltman Warns Syria: 'Careful not to Misread Us'
An Nahar 11/17/2004

Addressing a packed audience at the Lebanese Press Club in downtown Beirut, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman emphatically reiterated his country's firm backing of Lebanese...
Clashes across 'Sunni triangle'
BBC 11/18/2004

Violence has flared once again across Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland. In the worst incident, in the town of Baiji north of the capital Baghdad...
Police defections add to Mosul's woes
Asia Times 11/17/2004

Multinational forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have arrested General Mohammed Khayri al-Birhawi, the director general of Mosul police, accusing him of...
UN resolution sought to free prisoners
Daily Star 11/18/2004

BEIRUT: A Lebanese human rights group is lobbying the United Nations to issue resolutions calling for the release of Lebanese detainees held in Syrian...
Escape from Fallujah: refugees flood nearby towns
The Independent 11/18/2004

While United States forces mount the final military operations to pacify Fallujah, the people of the devastated city have taken refuge in outlying towns...
World Bank and Escwa agree: region's economy suffering
Daily Star 11/18/2004

Despite high oil prices, instability and Tariffs hinder growth - Separate reports argue that the war on Iraq has damaged business-- BEIRUT: Political tension, high...
Ambassador: U.S. won't change position on Lebanon
Daily Star 11/18/2004

Washington is 'serious' about implementing Resolution 1559 -- BEIRUT: U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Jeffrey Feltman, insisted Condoleezza Rice's appointment as Secretary of State will not...
Palestinian art exhibit to go on in NY Despite Jewish Objection
International Middle East Media Center 11/16/2004

A New York Jewish assemblyman said Friday that an exhibit of Palestinian art and crafts, scheduled for display in a public building in the...
Hard-line Iranian MPs rail against nuclear deal
Daily Star 11/16/2004

We agreed to 13 precise commitments, while Europe only made 4 vague ones' -- Pragmatists in Iran's clerical regime were under pressure from hard-liners on...
US and Kurds attack insurgents in Mosul
The Independent 11/16/2004

Kurdish forces and Iraqi Arab insurgents exchanged fire yesterday in the latest phase of the battle to control Mosul in northern Iraq. The Americans...
Fears mount for families inside Fallujah
The Independent 11/17/2004

Humanitarian officials are increasingly concerned about civilians still trapped inside Fallujah as well as thousands of refugees who fled their homes in advance of...
Unassuming yet determined, she hated war and dedicated her life to Iraqis
The Independent 11/17/2004

When Margaret Hassan was kidnapped last month her car was waved down by two men in Iraqi police uniforms. Gunmen surrounded the car and...
Arafat TV tribute angers Kuwaitis
BBC 11/16/2004

Kuwaiti MPs have called for an inquiry into the airing of a flattering documentary about Yasser Arafat. The late Palestinian leader is despised by...
UN seeks probe into Falluja war crimes
AlJazeera 11/17/2004

Top United Nations human rights official Louise Arbour has called for an investigation of alleged abuses in Falluja including disproportionate use of force and...
Rights group blasts 'racist' US media
AlJazeera 11/15/2004

A rights group has criticised some US media organisations for allowing racist and hate-filled speech during its coverage of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's death...
Violence erupts across Iraq and aid agencies warn of disaster as US declares battle of Fallujah is over
The Independent 11/15/2004

The United States and Iraq's interim government claimed yesterday that the battle for Fallujah was over, with 1,000 insurgents killed and the rebel stronghold...
Iran agrees to freeze uranium programme
The Independent 11/15/2004

Iran has agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment programme in an attempt to allay fears that it was being used to build nuclear weapons...
US has lost control of much of Mosul, say officials
The Independent 11/15/2004

American Marines from Falluja and Iraqi National Guard (ING) battalions from Kurdish autonomous region have deployed to Mosul to reinforce American and ING units...
Eyewitness: Falluja battle scars
BBC 11/15/2004

Our correspondent, Paul Wood, is with American marines in the city. He gave the following interview to BBC Radio 4's Today programme: If...
A city lies in ruins, along with the lives of the wretched survivors
The Independent 11/15/2004

After six days of intense combat against the Fallujah insurgents, US warplanes, tanks and mortars have left a shattered landscape of gutted buildings, crushed...
New attacks on Mosul police posts
BBC 11/15/2004

Anti-US insurgents have stormed two police stations in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, witnesses said. At least six Iraqi national guards were killed...
Big Powers Tell Lebanon, Syria they Cannot Escape from 1559
An Nahar 11/14/2004

The big powers have warned Lebanon and Syria that they cannot wriggle out from bowing to U.N. resolution 1559, which stipulates for a total...
US Presbyterian Church warned against its Divestment from Israel
International Middle East Media Center 11/15/2004

High alert precautions were taken in all Presbyterian churches in the United States after receiving threat letters to burn their churches if they do...
Aid convoy barred from 'starving' Falluja
AlJazeera 11/15/2004

An aid convoy has been forced to turn back from the beleaguered city of Falluja as more evidence emerged of a mounting humanitarian crisis...
U.N. Probes Syria's Disobedience as Hizbullah's Drone Lands in NY
An Nahar 11/15/2004

The U.N. Security Council convenes Monday to discuss the post-Arafat Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria's refusal to withdraw its army from...
UN agency gives Iran a reprieve
The Guardian 11/15/2004

Iran today received the qualified backing of the UN's nuclear watchdog just 10 days short of a deadline to address US and European concerns...
'Catastrophic conditions' in Falluja
AlJazeera 11/14/2004

The six-day US-led assault on Falluja has turned catastrophic for civilians there and fuelled fighting in Iraq's northern city of Mosul. "Conditions in Falluja...
US troops 'preventing aid' to Falluja
AlJazeera 11/14/2004

US troops are preventing a Red Crescent convoy of emergency aid from reaching helpless residents inside Falluja, a spokeswoman says. Hopes were raised that...
Civilian cost of battle for Falluja emerges
The Guardian 11/14/2004

The full cost of the battle of Falluja emerged last night as large numbers of wounded civilians were evacuated to hospitals in Baghdad, as...
CBS News fires producer over Arafat special report
Ha'aretz 11/13/2004

LOS ANGELES - CBS News has fired the producer responsible for interrupting the last five minutes of a hit crime drama with a special report...
Demonstration could spark clash with ISF
Daily Star 11/13/2004

BEIRUT: Opposition party members are likely to clash with Internal Security Forces next Friday during a demonstration for Lebanese sovereignty which students are determined...
Tehran vows to resist pressure on nuclear issue
Middle East Online 11/13/2004

Iran's Nuri ridicules EU's proposal to sell Islamic republic commercial jets, trains if it halts nuclear programme. -- Iran vowed on Friday it would resist...
Franjieh Calls Jumblat 'Separatist,' Snipes at Hariri's 3-Way Allegiance
An Nahar 11/13/2004

Interior Minister Suleiman Franjieh has taken Druze leader Walid Jumblat to task for turning himself into the spearhead of opposition to Syria in Lebanon...
Dire humanitarian crisis brewing in Falluja
AlJazeera 11/13/2004

Aid agencies have called on US forces to allow them to deliver food, medicine and water to Falluja's besieged citizens, calling the situation in...
U.S. judge finds Islamic charity liable for West Bank shooting
Ha'aretz 11/11/2004

CHICAGO - A federal judge Wednesday found two U.S.-based Islamic charities and an alleged fund-raiser for the Palestinian militant group Hamas liable for damages...
US Muslim Effort to Clear Stereotypes on Islam
Islam Online 11/10/2004

FLORIDA , November 10 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Seeking to create a better understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in American society, Muslim activists have launched a...
PR Group Clashes With Jerusalem On Image of Israel
Forward 11/12/2004

The Israeli government and a public relations organization that is working to improve Israel's image could be headed for a showdown at next week's...
US Troops Reportedly Gassing Fallujah
Islam Online 11/10/2004

FALLUJAH, November 10 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - US troops are reportedly using chemical weapons and poisonous gas in its large-scale offensive on the Iraqi resistance...
Reconstructionists Boost Focus on Israel
Forward 11/12/2004

Admitting that its relationship with Israel has grown estranged and must be re-configured, the Reconstructionist movement in America plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary...
U.S. Mideast reform initiative to hold first session in Morocco
Daily Star 11/12/2004

Critics accuse Washington of reorganizing region for own interests -- RABAT: A Washington-inspired project for Middle East reform will begin in Morocco next month by...
Lebanon's glorious golden olive oil in peril
Daily Star 11/12/2004

Lack of rain threatens to leave crop in ruins - With a few good days of rainfall, country can produce 200,000 tons of the fruit...
Feeling Heat, Episcopal Church Backs Away From Divestment
Forward 11/11/2004

The Episcopal Church is backing away from threats to divest from Israel, following a series of intense talks with Jewish community leaders in recent...
Fallujah has painful history at hands of British, U.S. forces
Daily Star 11/9/2004

Stronghold has become symbol of insurgency -- FALLUJAH, Iraq: Fallujah, which is bracing for a major assault by American and Iraqi troops, is a dusty...
Syria seeks Turkish support ahead of Iraq conference
Daily Star 11/10/2004

ANKARA: Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa sought Ankara's support for a joint stance between key neighbors of Iraq at an international conference in Egypt...
'Scores of civilians' killed in Falluja
Al-Jazeera 11/9/2004

Muhammad Abbud said he watched his nine-year-old son bleed to death at their Falluja home, unable to take him to hospital as fighting raged...
Iraq's universities face catastrophe
Middle East Online 11/9/2004

Kidnappings, murders of top university lecturers, staff members push Iraq's universities to brink of collapse. -- Iraqi universities, once among the most prestigious in the...
Prizewinner backs Iraqi 'resistance'
Al-Jazeera 11/3/2004

Award-winning Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, who will be presented this week with an Australian peace prize, has defended her views that people should join...
Syria offers Lebanon energy assistance
Daily Star 11/9/2004

Damascus ready to help cut costs - Lebanon can lower expenses by 60 percent if it buys its electricity from its neighbor -- BEIRUT: Syria has...
Lebanon, EU to ink 'open skies' airline policy
Daily Star 11/9/2004

BEIRUT: Lebanon and the European Union will soon sign a landmark "open skies" agreement, letting airlines use airspace without any hindrances, a senior civil...
Iran nuclear 'agreement' welcomed
BBC 11/8/2004

Reports of a preliminary deal between Iran, the UK, France and Germany over Iran's nuclear programme have been given a cautious welcome. The head...
Jordanian military court acquits four
Al-Jazeera 11/8/2004

The government says there are no US forces in Jordan -- Jordan's military court has acquitted four suspects of conspiracy to attack US forces in...
Assault on besieged Falluja under way
Al-Jazeera 11/8/2004

US forces have struck a railway station inside Falluja with small arms and tank machinegun fire as fighting raged in the besieged Iraqi city...
The Mideast 'bomb' no one talks about
Christian Science Monitor 11/4/2004

If Iraq became a sturdy democracy tomorrow, and if Israel and the Palestinians settled their differences overnight, the Arab world would still face a...
Annan warns against Fallujah raid
Daily Star 11/6/2004

Allawi: Peace window closing in city amid war drums -- UN chief Kofi Annan warned against an all-out military offensive to capture the rebel-held Iraqi...
Brooklyn Doctor Accused of Terror Ties
The Guardian 11/5/2004

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors alleged Friday that a Syrian-born doctor had blueprints for a Washington, D.C.-area overpass in his Brooklyn apartment and tried...
A story of chickens, bees, herbs and landmines
Daily Star 11/6/2004

Victims of unexploded ordnance lent helping hand to earn living - Aid, humanitarian organizations fund range of economic projects in South -- JEZZINE, South Lebanon: Landmine...
Saudi women still hope to take the wheel
Daily Star 11/6/2004

14 years after defiant demonstration, idea persists -- RIYADH: Fourteen years ago on Saturday, 47 Saudi women defied a strict ban on driving in the...
French envoy recalled to Paris at short notice
Daily Star 11/6/2004

BEIRUT: French Ambassadorto Lebanon Philippe Lecourtier will be replaced at the end of the month, according to unofficial sources quoted in L'Orient Le Jour...
US troops hammer Fallujah
Jordan Times 11/5/2004

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber killed three British troops and wounded eight others from a unit sent to high-risk central Iraq to free US...
Iran and EU to hold last-chance meeting
Jordan Times 11/5/2004

VIENNA (AFP) — Iran and the EU continue last-chance talks in Paris Friday with both sides seeking compromise over Europe's call for the Islamic Republic...
US attack on Iran 'inconceivable'
BBC 11/4/2004

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said it is "inconceivable" that America would try to bomb Iran. There has been speculation about whether the...
Little change in Jewish voting patterns this time around
Ha'aretz 11/4/2004

NEW YORK - The Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry secured an overwhelming 78 percent of Jewish votes in Tuesday's presidential election - just two percent less...
Anger at attack on Egypt editor
BBC 11/3/2004

The Egyptian journalists' syndicate has expressed "anger, horror and disgust" at the beating of a leading opposition journalist on Tuesday. Abdul Halim Qandil said...
Ferzli calls on Bush to use 2nd term to end 'massacre in Palestine'
Daily Star 11/5/2004

Minister predicts U.S. president will 'add new dynamism to peace process' - Residents of Palestinian refugee camps see no difference between the victor or Kerry...
Key Saddam trial evidence 'lost'
BBC 11/4/2004

Human Rights Watch says it is likely crucial evidence for the trials of Saddam Hussein and other former Iraqi officials has been lost or...
MSF aid agency ends work in Iraq
BBC 11/4/2004

The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is pulling out of Iraq because of "escalating violence". MSF said it had become impossible...
Mikati revives constitutional critique
Daily Star 11/5/2004

Legal experts say ministerial, legislative posts shouldn't mix -- BEIRUT: The need to separate parliamentary and ministerial posts was raised by Lebanese legal experts on...
Maronite Bishops lash out: Rigged elections 'inevitable'
Daily Star 11/4/2004

Council demands international monitors -- BEIRUT: The Maronite Bishops' Council lashed out at the new Lebanese Cabinet Wednesday, saying it is bound to produce a...
U.A.E. picks Sheikh Khalifa as president
Daily Star 11/4/2004

World leaders join Emiratis to bury Sheikh Zayed -- The United Arab Emirates appointed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan as its president Wednesday, hours after...
American Palestinians lament 2000 Bush vote as `mistake'
Ha'aretz 11/3/2004

The war in Afghanistan didn't change anything as far as I'm concerned," Ali Ahmed, an American citizen of Palestinian extraction, said yesterday. "I always...
Middle East concern over Bush victory
Al-Jazeera 11/3/2004

As US President George Bush headed for a second term in office, the American election produced mixed reactions in the Middle East. Most countries...
Iran 'ready for nuclear accord'
BBC 11/2/2004

Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has said Iran is ready to reach an agreement over its nuclear programme. Mr Khatami was speaking ahead of talks...
Egyptian reformists break taboos
BBC 11/1/2004

A new group of Egyptian activists and intellectuals has issued a petition calling for broad constitutional reform in Egypt. The move is a rare...
US to Sweep Fallujah, Ramadi Very Soon: Iraqis
Islam Online 11/2/2004

BAGHDAD, November 2 (IslamOnline.net) – Residents of Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi are fleeing their homes, in light of continuous US air strikes and...
Syria Wages War of Words on Jumblat and Lebanon's Opposition
An Nahar 11/2/2004

A war of words pitting Syria's allies in Lebanon against Druze opposition leader Walid Jumblat has stolen the center-stage spotlights of Lebanese politics from...
Iran could agree to suspend uranium enrichment for 6 months
Daily Star 11/3/2004

Germany, France, Britain to hold 3rd round of negotiations in Paris -- TEHRAN: Iran is prepared to suspend uranium enrichment for a maximum of six...
Patriarch 'Excommunicates' Karami's 'Unqualified' Government
An Nahar 11/2/2004

The head of the Maronite Church has 'virtually excommunicated' Premier Omar Karami's government, suggesting it was 'dictated' along the same lines Gen. Lahoud was...
Egypt rejects claims IAEA chief helping it secretly
Daily Star 11/3/2004

Allegations that Baradei aids clandestine nuclear program are 'totally baseless' -- VIENNA: Egypt's ambassador to the UN atomic agency blasted as "totally baseless" a French...
Syrian official: Reform is now 'unstoppable'
Daily Star 11/3/2004

DAMASCUS: Syrian Head of State Planning Abdallah Dardari stepped up the campaign for economic and political change in Damascus, insisting there is "no taboo...
EU FMs tackle Iran, Iraq ahead of summit
Jordan Times 11/3/2004

BRUSSELS (AFP) — European Union foreign ministers gathered Tuesday ahead of an EU leaders' summit this week to tackle aid for Iraq and Iran's nuclear...
UAE president dies
Al-Jazeera 11/3/2004

President of the United Arab Emirates Shaikh Zayid bin Sultan al-Nahyan has died, state television said. He was 86. "The royal court announces to...
Iran: No fear of UN sanctions over nuclear dispute
Middle East Online 11/1/2004

Khamanei's top aide warns world oil prices will go above $100/barrel if UN slaps oil embargo on Iran. -- TEHRAN - A top aide to...
Middle East awaits U.S. election result with low expectations
Daily Star 11/2/2004

Arabs see no difference between Bush and Kerry on issues that concern the region -- CAIRO: The Arab world, rife with anti-U.S. sentiment, has low...
Prisoners in Israel "forgotten" in draft policy
Daily Star 11/2/2004

BEIRUT: The secretary general of the Follow-up Committee for the Support of Lebanese Prisoners in Israeli Prisons, Mohammed Safa, called Monday for including the...
Human rights report sparks row in Turkey
Al-Jazeera 11/1/2004

Members of a Turkish rights body have clashed in public over a report which criticises human rights in the country. The incident on Monday...
Pentagon suppresses details of civilian casualties, says expert
The Independent 10/31/2004

The Pentagon is collecting figures on local casualties in Iraq, contrary to its public claims, but the results are classified, according to one of...

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