"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
Send Vermont to the Gaza Freedom March
Events: July 14: VTJP Meeting
  International Middle East Media Center
Another Family Killed By Israeli Missiles In Khan Younis - Death Toll Continues To Rise
Seventy-Two Killed Wednesday, More Than 200 injured Israeli missiles have killed six family members in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while several Palestinians have been injured. Dozens killed due to ongoing Israeli bombardment. ...
24 More Palestinians Killed In Gaza Wednesday, 54 Since Dawn
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that at least 24 more Palestinians, including families, have been killed, and many have been injured, some seriously, in ongoing Israeli bombardment of home in different parts of the Gaza Strip. ...
15 Killed By Israeli Missile In Jabalia School; 4 killed in separate strikes
Updated 09:59 The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that fifteen Palestinians have been killed, in the early morning hours before dawn Wednesday, when the Israeli army fired a missile into Abu Hussein School, where families had taken shelter, in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Three others were killed in separate airstrikes, and dozens wounded. ...
At Least 26 Palestinian Killed In Different Parts Of The Gaza Strip
The Israeli army continued its bombardment of homes and civilian structures in different parts of the Gaza Strip killing at least 26 Palestinians, including family members and children, and wounding dozens of residents. ...
Clashes Continue Across West Bank and East Jerusalem
Palestinian youth dies of wounds sustained in Idhna Clashes continue to erupt across East Jerusalem and the West Bank, as thousands of Palestinians renew solidarity demonstrations with besieged Gaza, and Israeli forces continue to violently suppress protests across the region. ...
Further Calls for Ceasefire by International Organizations
World organizations, Tuesday, including the Joint Coordinating Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement (JCC), along with the UN Group of 77 and China, the International NGO Network and the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of Union for the Mediterranean further echoed the urgency of the international community's demand for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. ...
Hamas: 91 Israeli Soldiers Killed Since Beginning of Gaza Offensive
Over 120 Palestinians killed in one day of Gaza assaults Hamas military wing al-Qassam Brigades announced, early Monday, that they had killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded another during clashes which took place east of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip. ...
Ministry of Health: Muslim Holy Days Marred by Gaza Genocide
Gaza's hospitals face new crisis As hospitals now face an increasingly dire situation in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health in Gaza has issued a number of statements in regard, in addition to further addressing the atrocities inflicted upon the people of Gaza by Israel during the holy month of the Ramadan fast. ...
Hamas Denies Agreeing to 24-hour Ceasefire
Hamas leadership denied, on Tuesday, that it had accepted a deal for a 24-hour "humanitarian" ceasefire, contrary to earlier claims by Palestinian leadership. ...
At Least 24 Civilians, Children, Killed By Israeli Missiles In Gaza
update: A new airstrike in Rafah around 8:30 pm Tuesday killed two and wounded three. The Palestinian Health Ministry reports 191 killed, and hundreds more injured since Monday. Most of these are still waiting to be identified. Reports continue to roll in of new airstrikes and naval artillery shelling, ongoing in all part of Gaza. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
LIVE UPDATES: Four-hour humanitarian cease-fire begins; Iron Dome intercepts rockets in south
Hamas rejects IDF truce announcement because it isn't in effect in all Gaza; exchanges of fire in Khan Yunis, south Gaza; Security cabinet meets as rockets on south continue; eight IDF soldiers wounded in Gaza transferred to hospital; Palestinians: 15 killed in UN school shelling;
Israel will weather this war perfectly well
For one thing, if tourists didn’t have short memories, they wouldn’t have planned an Israel vacation anyway
The lexicon of war
A guide to some of the vocabulary you need to guide you through the Israel-Gaza war.
Italian philosopher apologizes for saying he wanted to 'shoot those bastard Zionists'
Gianni Vattimo had told Italian radio that Europeans should buy more missiles for Hamas.
We must defeat Hamas - next time
The Israeli government must prepare both the Israeli people and its allies for the next round against Hamas, and be prepared to deliver the killer blow.
Wake-up call for the Israel Defense Forces
Despite the IDF's many achievements, the current war in Gaza reveals once again the necessity of a comprehensive reorganization of the military.
Some 3,800 IDF attacks launched on Gaza during current war
To date Israel has taken 179 Gazans prisoner, a substantial number of whom turned out to be noncombatants.
Too many soldiers, too close to the Gaza border
Setting up a staging area within close range of Gaza left Israeli fighters especially vulnerable.
Some 400,000 Gazans seek refuge in schools, parks
Many of the displaced, especially children, have developed intestinal, skin or eye diseases due to poor sanitary conditions and spoiled food.
U.S. embassy not issuing tourist visas
Staff shortages due to the security situation have led to reduced activities, including issuing of visas and services to U.S. citizens.
Cease-fire crumbles, sniping resumes on the U.S.-Israeli front as well
Kerry was supposed to make do with the U.S. administration’s universal condemnation of his Israeli critics but his lost honor screamed for revenge and the Secretary went on the warpath.
Gaza diary: Searching for memories amid Gaza’s rubble
Scrounging around in what is left of their homes in the Strip's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, residents recall other wars and mourn their losses.
Foreign Ministry proposes Israeli Security Council resolution for end to war
Diplomatic initiative to end the fighting via a Security Council resolution is similar to the way the Second Lebanon War was ended.
At least 100 Gazans killed as Strip's only power station destroyed
Palestinian death toll since the war began nears 1,200, with over 7,000 people wounded.
Hamas releases video of tunnel infiltration into Israel
Footage released by Hamas' military wing purports to show infiltration near Nahal Oz on the Gaza border on Monday, in which five soldiers were killed.
Washington, Jerusalem deny reports of harsh call between Obama and Netanyahu
White House and Prime Minister's Office say a transcript of a call in which the U.S. president demands Israel immediately cease hostilities in Gaza, reported by Israel's Channel 1, is false.
LIVE UPDATES: Hamas military chief: No cease-fire without end of Gaza siege
Chile, Peru recall ambassadors to Israel over Gaza war; sirens sound in greater Tel Aviv area; five soldiers wounded by mortar fire; Israeli officials deny reports of truce; security cabinet meeting postponed.
El Salvador becomes fifth Latin American country to recall Israel envoy
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have also recalled ambassadors to protest Israel's operation in Gaza Strip.
Sydney Jewish board: Newspaper cartoon 'racially vilifies' Jews
Cartoon shows a yarmulke-wearing, hooked-nose Jew sitting in an armchair using a remote control to detonate buildings in Gaza.
Sinn Fein mayor slammed for calling on retailers to boycott Israeli products
Northern Ireland mayor accused of trying to intimidate store-owners with letter asking them to list products they stock from Israel or 'the occupied territories.'
Hackers sought Iron Dome secrets, U.S. security blog says
But two defense contractors deny or play down a report that the Chinese broke into their networks in 2011 and 2012.
Belgium advises retailers to label products from Israeli settlements
The non-binding recommendation has nothing to do with escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the Belgian Economics Ministry says.
Egyptian cease-fire proposal could end up pressuring Israel, not Hamas
The Palestinian delegation’s trip to Cairo pushes Qatari and Turkish mediation to the side, but the resulting accords could be tough on Israel.
Five soldiers killed in fourth tunnel infiltration from Gaza
One of the militants is killed while three escape back through the tunnel, an Israeli officer says.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
On the 20th Day of the Israeli Offensive: During Declared Humanitarian Truce, Medical and Defense Crews Have Access to A...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Video: Free the bubbles
7/30/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, Hebron, Occupied Palestine - At approximately1 pm on July 28th, international volunteers made giant bubbles with Palestinian children to celebrate Eid, in Tel Rumeida, al-Khalil (Hebron). Several settlers passed by in their cars and were visibly annoyed, and two stopped to...
Gaza Ministry of Health: ‘Muslim holy days marred by genocide in Gaza'
7/29/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Gaza Ministry of Health, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The Ministry of Health Gaza is pained to express its deep sadness and outrage at the Israeli attacks on Gaza on our holy days of Eid al-Fitr. In the last 24 hours, 120 people have...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 108611 30-jul-2014 16:52 ECT] Palestine, the occupation and the resistance for beginners
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -In March 1955, an Israeli army unit attacked a camp belonging to the Egyptian army inside the Gaza Strip, which was entrusted to Egypt after the 1948 war. The Israelis killed 36 Egyptian soldiers in cold blood...
[Uruknet 108610 30-jul-2014 16:49 ECT] Weapons to Israel and the upholding of false narratives
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -The settler-colonial state s imperialist allies have exhausted all perfunctory rhetoric of alleged concern in their futile attempt to ward off outrage at the obscene support for Israel s ongoing massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. Ensuring no...
[Uruknet 108609 30-jul-2014 16:45 ECT] Civilians Fleeing Gaza City Neighborhood After Israeli Strike Say They Have Nowhere To Go
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -Just after sunrise on Sunday, Zeinab, a young Palestinian mother, ran out of her house in Gaza City s Shijaiyah neighborhood with her husband and barefoot 5-year-old daughter. With the sound of Israeli drones overhead and air...
[Uruknet 108608 30-jul-2014 16:39 ECT] Survivors of Shujaiyya assault recount horrors at Shifa hospital
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -... Umm Wael Mansour, another survivor, told Ma an: "I lived through the 1967 war, and other wars as well, but this one is indescribable. It s more difficult than the Sabra and Shatila massacres," she said,...
[Uruknet 108607 30-jul-2014 16:31 ECT] Robert Parry s folly
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - To drive his point home, Parry refers to the sarin gas incident that supposedly was a false flag operation intended to justify an American "regime change" invasion of Syria that would have put the FSA in...
[Uruknet 108606 30-jul-2014 16:25 ECT] Israel using flechette shells in Gaza
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza.Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis,...
[Uruknet 108605 30-jul-2014 16:02 ECT] On Human Shielding in Gaza
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most "precise and surgical", is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential...
[Uruknet 108604 30-jul-2014 15:32 ECT] HRW Whitewashes Israel, The Law Supports Hamas: Some Reflections on Israel s Latest Massacre
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - ...Nonetheless, Human Rights Watch (HRW), in its legal reckoning, did not so much even out as reverse the balance sheet. It never explicitly accused Israel of committing war crimes, whereas its first press release already accused...
[Uruknet 108603 30-jul-2014 15:06 ECT] Massacre in Shujaiya: Dozens killed as Israel shells eastern Gaza City - photos
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - Dozens of men, women and children were killed in the early hours of Sunday as Israel indiscriminately shelled the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiya. Some sixty bodies have already been removed from the rubble of...
[Uruknet 108601 30-jul-2014 15:00 ECT] Hamas wants to pile up telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause - Netanyahu, on television
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - CNN s Wolf Blitzer got a one-on-one with Benjamin Netanyahu and asked him about the disturbing optics of the Gaza onslaught, in which Israel has now killed hundreds of civilians, many of them children..... Netanyahu: I...
[Uruknet 108600 30-jul-2014 14:58 ECT] Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014-Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its military against the captive Palestinian population, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an inhumane and illegal act of military aggression. Israel s ongoing assault on Gaza has...
[Uruknet 108599 30-jul-2014 14:50 ECT] How will I ever look at a Gaza beach the same again?
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -I used to look out of my bedroom window and stare at the sky at different times of the day, and lose myself in my dreams and the vastness of the skies above. I would think about...
[Uruknet 108598 30-jul-2014 14:47 ECT] More Gazans now fleeing Israeli attacks than during Cast Lead
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 -"It was almost 9am when I was feeding my livestock on my land about three hundred meters from the border, when Israeli army shells began landing heavily on the neighborhood," Mustafa al-Buhairi told The Electronic Intifada on...
[Uruknet 108597 30-jul-2014 14:44 ECT] Nouri Al-Maliki continues to kill civilians
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - But while everyone focused on Baghdad, Nouri skated free yet again. National Iraqi News Agency reports, "A medical source said on Saturday that 20 civilians were killed and wounded because of the bombing of neighborhoods in...
[Uruknet 108596 30-jul-2014 14:39 ECT] The boy who clung to the paramedic: the story behind the photo
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - Thursday night, 17 July, was the heaviest yet since Israel s bombardment of Gaza began almost two weeks ago. Dozens of people arrived to Gaza City s al-Shifa hospital, where I was on shift that night....
[Uruknet 108595 30-jul-2014 14:36 ECT] Guantánamo Hunger Striker Abu Wa el Dhiab s Wife Calls for Videos of his Force-Feeding to be Made Public
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - Regular readers will know that one of the most prominent Guantánamo prisoners at present is Abu Wa el Dhiab, a Syrian national, separated from his wife and his four children for over 12 years, who recently...
[Uruknet 108594 30-jul-2014 14:31 ECT] Israel s Bedouin: Civilians in death alone
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - Israel denies Bedouin citizens basic services in life but claims them as civilians when they die.Over 400 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its current military operation in Gaza. According to the United Nations, approximately...
[Uruknet 108593 30-jul-2014 14:18 ECT] Footage shows dozens of bodies in Gaza s Shujaya
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - A video displayed Sunday by Hamas-run Al-Aqsa satellite channel showed dozens of bodies scattered on the streets of al-Shujaya district in eastern Gaza City in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling in the area.The video showed...
[Uruknet 108592 30-jul-2014 14:04 ECT] Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.The...
[Uruknet 108591 30-jul-2014 13:54 ECT] Summary of events of the Iraqi popular revolution - Bulletin no. 252 - Saturday 19th July, 2014
30 Jul 2014 - July 20, 2014 - Fallujah: •Maliki s army shelled with barrel bombs the civilian homes in Thubat Ula hay ,Nazzal ,Shuhada a ,Sina i hay in Fallujah ,one of them fell behind Fallujah Hospital . •Blasts sounds were heard in Sajjar...
[Uruknet 108590 30-jul-2014 01:26 ECT] Syria News - July 19 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 -By the end of Saturday, the coordination committees were able to document 59 martyrs, including 4 women, 4 child and 2 martyrs under torture: 19 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs; 17 in Idlib; 8...
[Uruknet 108589 30-jul-2014 01:08 ECT] On the 12th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Israeli Forces Continue Ground Operation in the Gaza Strip Covered by Unprecedented Shelling; Israeli Forces Use Flechette Shells; Approximately 50,000 Palestinians Forcibly Displaced in Border Areas
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 12th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,...
[Uruknet 108588 29-jul-2014 23:25 ECT] 2022 FIFA World Cup slave labour deaths
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 - Him Kumari Yongan s eyes fill suddenly with tears. "He never complained," the 25-year-old says. "At times he just said that the work was very hard." She tries to keep her composure, gently caressing her three-year-old...
[Uruknet 108587 29-jul-2014 23:15 ECT] My Grandmother In Gaza: Bury Me Under the Mulberry Tree, Not In the Cemetery
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 - I speak to friends and family in Gaza every day. The stories they tell tear at my soul. I ask myself if President Barack Obama, at the pinnacle of power, hears the same harrowing accounts in...
[Uruknet 108586 29-jul-2014 23:10 ECT] Why No Vetoed Resolutions on Civilian Killings in Gaza?
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 - ....Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, told IPS just as the Russians and Chinese have blocked Security Council action regarding Syria s attacks on civilians...
[Uruknet 108585 29-jul-2014 23:02 ECT] Mowing the Lawn in Gaza
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 - The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and periodic Israeli bombardments. Like the Algerians...
[Uruknet 108583 29-jul-2014 22:13 ECT] Iran turned Hezbollah into a killing machine as bad as takfiris:Tufaili
29 Jul 2014 - July 19, 2014 - Hezbollah s former Secretary-General Sheikh Sobhi Tufaili, an outspoken critic of the current leadership of the Iranian backed militant group blasted the Shiite party s military role in Syria, blaming it for deepening Shiite-Sunni tension in...
Video: Mark Regev, deciphered
Mondoweiss 30 Jul 2014 - This is good. The video above was created by  Alex Nunns , who subtitled a BBC interview with Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev. The interview follows the Israeli bombing of an UN school in Jabaliya that killed at least 20 Palestinians. The UN says that 3,300 people had sought refuge in the...
UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter
BBC 30 Jul 2014 - UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.
More voices describe Gaza slaughter as a ‘genocide’
Mondoweiss 30 Jul 2014 - Ilan Pappe A growing chorus of voices internationally is describing the Gaza slaughter as a genocide. Here are some of those voices and lastly, a definition of the term from a leading human rights lawyer, who says that genocide entails two things, 1, the intent to...
Over a hundred people join Norman Finkelstein for civil disobedience outside the Israeli consulate in midtown Manhattan
Mondoweiss 30 Jul 2014 - Demonstrators lay in the crosswalk on Second Avenue in New York City. (Photo: Eamon Murphy) Norman Finkelstein reached his goal yesterday afternoon, a quorum of at least 100 people to protest the latest Gaza massacre outside the Israeli consulate in midtown Manhattan. On Monday Finkelstein put a call...
Slaughter is not self-defense: The assault on Gaza and the corruption of language
Mondoweiss 30 Jul 2014 - A Palestinian man stands amid debris following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 11. (Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty Images) We are witnessing the unspeakable, again. Are there any words left adequate to the abomination of Israel’s ongoing onslaught on Gaza, an assault...
Will Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood return to political violence?
BBC 30 Jul 2014 - Pressures on Muslim Brotherhood to abandon non-violence
France evacuates expats from Libya
BBC 30 Jul 2014 - The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
IDF Soldiers Killed Yesterday in Hamas Attack Were Asleep, IDF Lies About Their Deaths
Tikun Olam 30 Jul 2014 - Yesterday, a devastating tunnel attack by Palestinian fighters inside Israel killed five soldiers in a border outpost inside Israel.  The IDF put out a story that turns out to be false, that they were killed by an RPG rocket that struck their pillbox killing them.  A...
Libya militias seize Benghazi base
BBC 29 Jul 2014 - A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.
Business booms at Jordan's Zaatari camp
BBC 29 Jul 2014 - Syrian refugees spotting business opportunities in Jordan camp
Assault on Gaza fuels surge of civil disobedience in protest of Israeli actions
Mondoweiss 29 Jul 2014 - Protesters blocking the street in front of the Israeli consulate are arrested. (Photo: Ashley Cunningham/Facebook) When Israel pounded the Gaza Strip in 2008-09, activists across North America occupied Israeli consulate buildings in protest of Operation Cast Lead, which killed an estimated 1,400 Palestinians, the vast majority of...
Gaza War, Day 22: 10 IDF Soldiers Killed Today, 1,100 Palestinians Killed Overall
Tikun Olam 29 Jul 2014 - Woman wails over children killed while playing on a playground swingset. Today brings the second-highest number of IDF deaths during all of Operation Protective Edge. Ten soldiers were killed today.  Five died in a Hamas ambush inside Israel.  Another five were killed in a mortar attack.  53...
Facebook Re-Opens My Account After Israeli Fraud Campaign
Tikun Olam 29 Jul 2014 - Tal Inbar, champion of IAF drone program killing Palestinians in Gaza. Tal Inbar is mad at me.  Really, really mad at me.  He’s called me names .  They. Hurt. So. Much!  In fact, I may never be the same again after his fraudulent campaign to report my...
Brian Eno, Tony Kushner, Mira Nair stand up for Palestinian rights
Jewish Voice for Peace 28 Jul 2014 - Gloria Steinem, Chuck D, Jonathan Demme and Other Celebrities, Artists, Activists and Nobel Peace Laureates Stand Up for Palestinian Rights in New Video July 28, 2014 CONTACT: Yasmin Hamidi: yasmin@imeu.org Cecilie Surasky: cecilie@jewishvoiceforpeace.org A diverse group of celebrities, artists, and activists that includes American Jews and...
Gloria Steinem, Chuck D, Jonathan Demme Stand up for Palestinian Rights
Jewish Voice for Peace 28 Jul 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 CONTACT: Yasmin Hamidi: yasmin@imeu.org / 718.514.9662 Cecilie Surasky: cecilie@jewishvoiceforpeace.org / 510.410.4202 Gloria Steinem, Chuck D, Jonathan Demme and Other Celebrities, Artists, Activists and Nobel Peace Laureates Stand Up for Palestinian Rights in New Video A diverse group of celebrities, artists, and activists...
Israeli tourists flee Maldives after destroying anti-Israel poster
Al-Akhbar News 30 Jul 2014 - Israeli holiday makers were evacuated from their Maldivian resort after one of them tore up an anti-Israeli placard equating the Nazi Swastika to the Israeli flag, officials said Wednesday. Some 30 Israeli surfers were moved out to safety from Thulusdhoo island, near the capital island Male,...
Israeli forces abduct shepherd, goats from southern Lebanon
Al-Akhbar News 30 Jul 2014 - Israeli occupation forces snuck into Lebanon and abducted a shepherd from the southeastern town of Shebaa at dawn Wednesday, one day after they stole a herd of goats from the same area, state media reported. Ismail Khalil Nabaa was kidnapped in Shebaa and taken to the...
Ex-Lebanese MP shoots self in the face, survives
Al-Akhbar News 30 Jul 2014 - A former Lebanese legislature accidentally shot himself in the face Wednesday and survived, state media reported. Lebanon's National News Agency said Ahmed Habous, an ex MP from the northern district of Koura, was in critical condition after a handgun he was cleaning went off. The report...
Botched bomb attack kills three in Cairo
Al-Akhbar News 30 Jul 2014 - Three people were killed when two bombs they were carrying in a pick-up truck went off prematurely south of Cairo, Egyptian government and security forces announced on Wednesday. The three, who were allegedly planning an attack, were killed outright when the truck was completely blown apart...
Hundreds protest fuel price hikes in poverty-stricken Yemen
Al-Akhbar News 30 Jul 2014 - Hundreds of angry protesters took to the streets across several Yemeni cities on Wednesday as a government decision to raise fuel prices in the impoverished country came into effect. Motorists found that petrol prices had nearly doubled on Wednesday from 2,500 to 4,000 Yemeni riyals ($11.6...
Turkey sees outcry after deputy PM says women shouldn't laugh in public
Al-Akhbar News 30 Jul 2014 - One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (...
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
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When We Stop To Really See Each Other
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Which Side Has No One To Talk To?
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The Deceptive Style of Settlement Leader Dani Dayan
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U.N. Informed Israel 17 Times About Gaza School Shelter Before Attack
The Foward Breaking News 30 Jul 2014 - United Nations officials had told the Israeli military 17 times that a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp was a shelter for Palestinian civilians fleeing fighting in the teeming coastal strip, but it was not enough to save them from deadly shelling. Click here for the...
Did Barack Obama Have 'Harsh' Phone Chat With Benjamin Netanyahu Over Gaza?
The Foward Breaking News 30 Jul 2014 - U.S. and Israeli officials sharply denied an account of a tense conversation between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Click here for the rest of the article...
Israel Shelling Kills 15 at Gaza U.N. School — Toll Near 1,300
The Foward Breaking News 30 Jul 2014 - Israeli shells blasted a U.N.-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a U.N. official said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Three Israeli Contractors Behind Iron Dome Were Hit By Chinese Hackers
The Foward Breaking News 29 Jul 2014 - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Seattle Jewish Group Calls For NRA Lobbyist To Quit Over Holocaust Quip
The Foward Breaking News 29 Jul 2014 - Jewish leaders in Washington state called on Tuesday for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist over comments in which he compared the push for stricter gun control regulations to the policies of Nazi Germany Click here for the rest of the article...
British Supermarket Chain To Stop Carrying West Bank Products
The Foward Breaking News 29 Jul 2014 - The largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom has announced that it will cease to sell products sourced in the West Bank by September. Click here for the rest of the article...
J Street's Gaza War Support Wins 'Moderate' Praise — But Alienates Some Backers
The Forward New 30 Jul 2014 - J Street has backed Israel’s attack on Gaza, marking a sharp change from the 2008 conflict. The dovish lobby is winning praise from moderates — but is it losing credibility with its grassroots supporters? Click here for the rest of the article...
As Israel's Gaza War Widens, So Do Tensions With U.S.
The Forward New 29 Jul 2014 - The dramatic developments in the war between Hamas and Israel have been accompanied by sharp ups and downs in U.S.-Israel relations. Click here for the rest of the article...
Fighting Israel's Battles From Holland Social Media 'War Room'
The Forward New 29 Jul 2014 - Dutch volunteers have created hundreds of posts and articles on Israel, which they disseminate through the Holland4Israel Facebook group and on Twitter, among other social media. Click here for the rest of the article...
How Much Should Non-Members Pay for A Plot in Synagogue Cemetery?
The Forward New 29 Jul 2014 - Is $4,000 too much to ask for a non-member to be buried in a synagogue cemetery? One family’s dilemma raises questions about compassion —  and the economics of the modern shul. Click here for the rest of the article...
Somalia: Somali Migrants Die in Yemen
allAfrica.com 29 Jul 2014 - [Shabelle]Six Somali nationals among 48 migrants died and more than 10 others sustained serious injuries after explosion hit two minibuses they were travelling with in the outskirts of Sana'a, the capital of the republic of Yemen on Monday.
Somalia: Somali Pirates and Iranian Navy Fight
allAfrica.com 30 Jul 2014 - [Dalsan Radio]Somali pirates and Iranian Navy fought after the pirates attacked Iranian merchant ships. According to FARS, an Iranian news agency, the Iranian navy saved the ships which were five in number from the pirates.
South Africa: Stand With Palestinian Workers in Gaza - a Call for Trade Union Solidarity
allAfrica.com 30 Jul 2014 - [COSATU]The Palestinian trade union movement, with support from the Congress of South African Trade Unions and its affiliates, is unanimously calling on trade unions internationally to take immediate action to stop the Israeli massacre in Gaza and hold Israel to account for its crimes against the...
Southern Africa: SADC Condemns Israeli Massacres
allAfrica.com 29 Jul 2014 - [New Era]The SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (MCO) meeting held in Swakopmund last week strongly condemned the recent disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians by Israeli security forces.
South Africa: Sh*t the EFF Will Do - Stop Israel From Funding South African Political Parties
allAfrica.com 29 Jul 2014 - [Daily Maverick]At the EFFs first birthday party in Thokoza Park this weekend, Julius Malema insisted that "All of us must reject the DA. The DA gets money from Israel". But how did he arrive at this interesting factoid? And how do we know that Israel doesn't...
South Africa: EFF Calls for the Unconditional Withdrawal of Israeli Troops From Gaza
allAfrica.com 29 Jul 2014 - [EFF]The EFF has been at the forefront in calling for an immediate ceasefire and for the withdrawal of all ground, air and sea invasions in Gaza.
AAI Poll Release: American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims
Arab American Institute 29 Jul 2014 - By Myles Teasley Summer Intern, 2014 In a live-stream event on July 29th, Dr. Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, and Matt Duss, incoming President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, released a new Zogby Analytics poll on American Attitudes Toward Arabs and...
Candlelight Vigil for Gaza
Arab American Institute 28 Jul 2014 - As of Monday, over 1000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, with thousands more wounded or unjustly arrested by the Israeli military. These civilians largely remain nameless and faceless, but with your help we can give identity to the victims lost in this tragic and unjust...
When Will American Rabbis Go Beyond “Feeling Sympathy” for the Gazans?
The Magnes Zionist 29 Jul 2014 - As the extent of the brutal and inhuman bombing of Gaza becomes known, it is hard for Jews who consider themselves relatively decent not to speak out . Some American rabbis are beginning to express sympathy with the innocent victims of the IDF onslaught and to imply,...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 30 Jul 2014 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 30 Jul 2014 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 30 Jul 2014 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 30 Jul 2014 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 30 Jul 2014 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 30 Jul 2014 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 24
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Hostilities in #GazaUnderAttack, UN Situation Report as of 29 July 2014
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#GazaUnderAttack destruction revealed in UN satellite image
Sabbah report 30 Jul 2014 - A United Nations agency releases satellite imagery showing the level of destruction of buildings and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. The post: #GazaUnderAttack destruction revealed in UN satellite image appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
#GazaUnderAttack Timeline – Ongoing
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Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 23
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Hostilities in #GazaUnderAttack, UN Situation Report as of 28 July 2014
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Jewish Voice for Peace Congressional Briefing
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Jul 2014 - Below are videos from Jewish Voice for Peace's first-ever congressional briefing. The briefing took place on Capitol Hill on June 24th, 2014. Post Peace Talks: What's Next for Israel and the Palestinians? Speakers: Rebecca Vilkomerson - Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace Yousef Munayyer - Esecutive...
Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Jul 2014 - O n May 21, 2014, the US Campaign and a diverse group of organizations held a congressional briefing to raise awareness about Israel's discriminatio n against U.S. citizens. Below are the testimonies from the briefing. Yousef Munayyer - Part 1 Sandra Tamari - Part 2 Donna...
10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! July 9 We Divest Day of Action
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Jul 2014 - Mark your calendars! The We Divest Campaign has called for a national day of action on July 9, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling declaring Israel's wall on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal. Below are materials to...
12 States Participate in Free Cone Day!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Jul 2014 - The following report back is by Mark Hage of member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel . The second annual Free Cone Day leafleting action at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on Tuesday, April 8, organized by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org),...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Jul 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Jul 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
  Ma'an News
Death toll soars to over 1,200 amid talk of truce
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over 120 Palestinians were killed by Israeli strikes on Tuesday as leaders on both sides debated a proposed humanitarian ceasefire. In the latest attack, at least 13 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli shelling on Jabaliya in...
More than 125 killed in Gaza since midnight
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Health on Tuesday afternoon said that more than 100 Palestinians had been killed in the Israeli bombardment on Tuesday morning alone, bringing the total past 1,200 as hundreds of thousands fled their homes...
Authority: Gaza power plant damage needs at least year to repair
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip was knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling and will need at least a year to repair, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory...
57 dead in Israeli shelling Tuesday morning, power plant shuts down
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Gaza Strip's sole power plant shut down due to a large fire caused by Israeli shelling on Tuesday morning, after at least 57 were killed in a series of Israeli strikes from land, air...
Israel has completely destroyed 5,000 Gaza homes, damaged 26,000
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that nearly 5,000 homes had been destroyed in Gaza as of late Monday, a number expected to rise amid renewed bombardment. Ministry spokesman in Gaza Ashraf al-Qidra said that...
Son: Israel shells house of Hamas political leader Haniyeh
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Israeli warplanes hit the house of Hamas' top leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, inside the al-Shati refugee camp, his son said Tuesday."The Israeli enemy struck our house twice," Abed Salam Haniyeh said in a statement. [END...
14 killed, more than 20 injured in north Gaza shelling
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- At least 14 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured as Israeli forces shelled the northern Gaza Strip Tuesday, a Ma'an reporter said. Witnesses said several homes in Jabaliya refugee camp were shelled heavily, and...
13 members of extended family killed in Gaza strikes
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over a dozen members of a single family were killed in Israel strikes on Tuesday, as three homes belonging to the extended family in southern Gaza were leveled. Thirteen family members of the al-Agha family were killed...
Israeli airstrikes target Palestinian TV station in Gaza
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes targeted offices belonging to the al-Aqsa TV station early Tuesday, a Palestinian media group said. The Palestinian Journalist Bloc said in a statement Israeli forces struck the Hamas-affiliated station's offices in the al-Nasser...
Gaza militant groups claim responsibility for renewed rocket fire
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian militant groups in Gaza on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a number of rockets fired into Israel over the course of the day. Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, said in a statement...
Hamas denies agreeing to 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas on Tuesday denied that it had accepted a deal for a humanitarian ceasefire for 24 hours, contrary to earlier reports. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that "Yasser Abed Rabbu's statement that Hamas agreed...
Death toll in Gaza hits 40 as 9 killed in series of strikes
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Death toll in Gaza hits 40 as 9 killed in series of strikes Tuesday morning. [END...
Army: Israel troops kill 5 Palestinian militants in Gaza gun battle
7/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed five Palestinian militants as they left a tunnel in the Gaza Strip, an army statement said. The army said its "forces identified five terrorists emerging from a tunnel shaft in the Gaza Strip. The terrorists...
13 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling on Jabaliya
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- At least 13 Palestinians were killed late Tuesday in an Israeli shelling on Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. [END...
Kerry: Israeli PM has asked for US help on Gaza truce
7/29/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh US help in trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday."Last night we talked, and the prime minister talked to me about an idea...
Israeli shelling on Jabaliya kills 5, injures 40
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Five were killed, including three children and elderly, and 50 were injured in shelling in Jabaliya on Monday night. The dead were identified as Maryam Khalil Ruba, 70, Hani Abu Khalifah, a child named Yusef Emad Qaddoura...
Israeli shelling on Khan Younis kills 5
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Five were killed and 20 injured in an Israeli strike on Khan Younis, which killed Najy Ahmad al-Raqqab, 19, Ramy Khaled al-Raqqab, 35, Mahmoud Osama al-Qosas, Shadi Abd al-Kareem Farwana, Mustafa Abd al-Samiee al-Ubadala. [END...
6 killed in Israeli airstrike on central Gaza
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six Palestinians were killed in airstrike on two homes in the central Gaza Strip. The victims were Ramzy Hossein al-Far, 68, Salam Muhammad al-Far, 59, Issa Kamel Musa, 62, Abd al-Samad Mahmoud Ahmad Ramadan, 16, Ayman Adnan...
Hebron youth succumbs to wounds from Israeli gunfire
7/29/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Doctors at Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron on Tuesday morning pronounced Ahmad Alaa Jihad Zoughair dead from wounds received in clashes with Israeli forces nine days before. The death brings to 12 the total number of Palestinians who have...
Gaza power plant on fire after being struck by Israeli shells
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Gaza Strips' sole power plant was on fire Tuesday morning after being struck by an Israeli shell. [END...
1 killed, 3 injured in blast in Beit Lahiya
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Suheil Hussein Nassar was killed and three others were injured in Israeli shelling targeting his house in Beit Lahiya. [END...
Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother's womb
7/29/2014 - KHAN YOUNIS (AFP) -- When the doctors gently pulled the tiny newborn from her mother's womb in an emergency Caesarian section, the woman had already been dead for an hour. Twenty-three-year-old Shayma al-Sheikh Qanan was eight months pregnant when an Israeli...
2 settlers attempt to kidnap Palestinian child in Jerusalem
7/29/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two Israeli settlers attempted to "kidnap" a two-year old Palestinian from Jerusalem while he was walking with his father and two sisters in Shufat neighborhood in northern Jerusalem on Monday, the family said. Taha Riyad Tufahha's...
2 killed in airstrike in eastern Rafah, 4 injuries in another
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two killed in airstrike in eastern Rafah on Tuesday, four injuries in another nearby. [END...
1 killed, 3 injured in airstrike on motorcycle in Rafah
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Ijmeiyan Odeh Shalouf was killed and three others were injured in an airstrike targeting a motorcycle in Rafah on Tuesday afternoon. [END...
3 killed, 10 injured in Israeli airstrike east of Khan Younis
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were killed and 10 were injured in an Israeli airstrike on Bani Suheila east of Khan Younis on Tuesday. The three were identified as Muhannad al-Farra, Ahmad Shawqi Abu Hammad, and Ahmad Ismail Abu Hammad...
15 Palestinians injured in Israeli shelling near Beit Lahiya cemetery
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Some 15 Palestinians were injured late Tuesday in an Israeli shelling near a cemetery in Beit Lahiya. [END...
2 killed, 3 injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Rafah
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were killed and three were injured in an Israeli airstrike on northern Rafah late Tuesday. [END...
Qassam releases details of Nahal Oz operation that killed 5 soldiers
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades late Monday released details of an operation against Israeli forces involving infiltration via tunnel earlier in the day, in a surprise strike that killed a number of Israeli soldiers."If they haven'...
Gaza rocket intercepted above Gush Etzion settlement
7/29/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted near Jerusalem late Tuesday, a Ma'an reporter said. Sirens sounded in and around Jerusalem as the rocket was intercepted above the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion near Bethlehem...
Rocket sirens heard in Tel Aviv, southern Israel
7/29/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Rocket sirens sounded near Tel Aviv late Tuesday, including in Bnei Brak, Or Yehuda, Yahud, Ramat Gan, and Givatayim, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. Minutes before, sirens went off in Ashkelon in southern Israel. [END...
Watch: Qassam fighters 'infiltrate Israel, kill soldier'
7/29/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A video aired on the Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa TV station late Tuesday purports to show fighters from its military wing infiltrating Israel and killing a soldier. The video, which has not been verified by Ma'an, shows several...
Iran's supreme leader accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'
7/29/2014 - TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime." In a speech marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, Khamenei...
Clashes across West Bank and East Jerusalem overnight
7/29/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Intense clashes erupted across East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Tuesday, as thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in renewed demonstrations in solidarity with the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli forces violently suppressed protests across the region...
Israel orders residents of Zaytoun in central Gaza to evacuate
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel ordered residents of Zaytoun in central Gaza to evacuate, adding to more than 400,000 people who have been issued evacuation orders in the last two days. [END...
Muslims mark somber Eid in bloodied Gaza
7/29/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- The end of a month of fasting was supposed to be a time to celebrate for Abeer Shamali. But instead, she spent the Muslim Eid feast at the grave of her teenage son. Fellow mourners looked on glumly Monday...
Analysis: Mercy of Israeli occupation at work in Gaza
7/29/2014 - Nadia Naser-Najjab has a PhD in Middle East Studies, and is an Associate Research Fellow at the European Center of Palestine Studies-Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter focusing on Palestine and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. - In the midst...
  The Guardian
Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit
30 Jul 2014 - UN official condemns in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces At least 19 Palestinians were killed and...
Photo highlights of the day
30 Jul 2014 - The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including the Gaza conflict, Usain Bolt at the...
Tory MPs' visit to Israel condemned as bad timing
30 Jul 2014 - Labour MP criticises visit to military facility in Israel by the Conservative Friends of Israel as Cameron calls for ceasefire A group of Conservative...
Palestinians mourn loved ones killed in Israeli attack on UN school shelter in Gaza video
30 Jul 2014 - Grieving relatives and injured children are seen after a night of intense Israeli air strikes on Gaza in the Jabaliya neighbourhood of Gaza City....
Israel undermining its support in the west, Philip Hammond says
30 Jul 2014 - British foreign secretary refuses to say whether the country's shelling of Gaza is proportionate Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, has said Israel is undermining...
Cruz, Bardem and Almodóvar denounce Israel over Gaza
30 Jul 2014 - In an open letter, some of Spain's biggest film personalities call on EU to condemn Israel's military actions against Gaza A group of Spain's...
Gaza's only power plant destroyed in Israel's most intense air strike yet
29 Jul 2014 - At least 100 Palestinians killed and media outlets, mosque and refugee camp all targeted as calls for ceasefire dismissed Flames and clouds of black...
Gaza crisis: 'Huge surge' in displaced people after night of intensified violence as it happened
29 Jul 2014 - UN reports more than 200,000 packed into 85 Gaza shelters Palestinian officials say 110 killed in 24 hours Ceasefire talks continue in Cairo Gaza...
White House: Israeli reports of Obama-Netanyahu tensions are 'totally false'
29 Jul 2014 - Offices of Israeli and American leaders denounce purported call transcript as criticism of US in Israeli media mounts Gaza crisis: Huge surge in displaced...
Israel is finding it harder to deny targeting Gaza infrastructure
29 Jul 2014 - With blackouts, food shortages and sewage in the streets, observers say the IDF either targets civilians or has terrible aim Israel's attack on the...
America needs to end its obsession with trying to fix everything in Gaza | Aaron David Miller
29 Jul 2014 - John Kerry left himself open to criticism with his misadventures in diplomacy. The US may not be an honest broker, but it can still...
Gaza crisis heartbreaking, says David Cameron video
29 Jul 2014 - David Cameron calls for a 'humanitarian ceasefire' between Hamas and Israel on Tuesday after Gaza endured a night of bombardment that left more than...
Gaza: Israeli prime minister vows no let-up in attacks
29 Jul 2014 - This blog has closed read ongoing live blog coverage here Binyamin Netanyahu: This will be a long operation Gaza hit by one of heaviest...
PLO announcement of 24-hour Gaza ceasefire disavowed by Hamas
29 Jul 2014 - Militant groups reject claim of agreement to pause fighting, as Palestinian delegation meet in Cairo aiming to end war Hopes of a new ceasefire...
Let cricketer Moeen Ali wear his Save Gaza wristband | Ally Fogg
29 Jul 2014 - In their attempts to keep politics out of sport, governing bodies are hypocritical. Players should be allowed to express their personalities Moeen Ali banned...
David Cameron calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire
29 Jul 2014 - Prime minister says Hamas must stop firing rockets at Israel and there must be an unconditional, humanitarian truce David Cameron has called for an...
Belgium calls for clear labelling of goods from Israeli settlements
29 Jul 2014 - Economics ministry asks retailers to distinguish between goods produced by Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank Belgium has advised retailers to label clearly...
Chinese hackers steal Israels Iron Dome missile data
29 Jul 2014 - Hacking group previously linked to hacks on US defence contractors steals detailed missile schematics A Chinese hacking group has been accused of stealing data...
Israel targets Hamas leader and Gaza power plant video
29 Jul 2014 - Israel increased its attacks on Gaza on Monday night leading to 110 people being killed in 24 hours. Air strikes targeted Gaza's power plant,...
Gaza pounded by Israel after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle
29 Jul 2014 - Home of Hamas Gaza leader is among targets 110 killed in Gaza in 24 hours, officials say Gaza conflict: live coverage Gaza endured a...
  Daily Star
Seven killed in Israeli air strike in southern Gaza: medics
30 Jul 2014 Seven people killed Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike near the southern city of Khan Younes, medics said.
Israel slams 3 Latin states for recalling envoys over Gaza
30 Jul 2014 Israel criticizes El Salvador, Peru and Chile for recalling their ambassadors in protest at ongoing attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Iran frees US-Iranian, three journalists still held
30 Jul 2014 An Iranian-American man detained along with three journalists in Iran last week is released.
Gaza toll passes 1,300 on day 23 of Israeli assault
30 Jul 2014 At least 76 people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a U.N. school, sending the Palestinian toll above 1,300.
Operation kills 10 Israeli soldiers: Hamas video
30 Jul 2014 The Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV broadcasts a video allegedly showing militants of the Al-Qassam Brigades attacking an Israeli military base, killing 10 soldiers and attempting to capture one.
Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN
30 Jul 2014 The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group says.
Hamas dismisses Israeli lull as propaganda
30 Jul 2014 The Israeli army agrees to observe a four-hour humanitarian lull in the fighting in the Gaza Strip, which will begin at 1200 GMT Wednesday, a statement said.
UNRWA chief denounces Israel for strike on school
30 Jul 2014 The head of U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees issues a furious denunciation of an Israel strike on one of its schools in Gaza which killed 16 people.
  Ha'aretz National News
Three Jewish men arrested over assault of two Palestinians in East Jerusalem
Ha'aretz - 30 Jul 2014
Bastions of the left, kibbutzim are on front lines of war
Ha'aretz - 30 Jul 2014
Paid less than a guy doing the same job? New Knesset law may help
Ha'aretz - 30 Jul 2014
Once the home of premiers, J'lm house may get lease on life
Ha'aretz - 29 Jul 2014
War puts employees’ freedom of speech to the test
Ha'aretz - 29 Jul 2014
Israeli university rebukes professor who expressed sympathy for both Israeli, Gazan victims
Ha'aretz - 29 Jul 2014
MK Zoabi suspended from Knesset plenum for excusing West Bank kidnap
Ha'aretz - 29 Jul 2014
Netanyahu still anxiously looking for exit sign
Ha'aretz - 28 Jul 2014
Israel police won't probe Israeli Arab MK Zoabi for kidnapping statements
Ha'aretz - 28 Jul 2014
Egged bus drivers refused to enter Nazareth, dumped passengers en route
Ha'aretz - 28 Jul 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Israeli warplanes blast the Red Crescent building
Israeli warplanes shelled the main headquarters of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) and its Quds Hospital west of Gaza Strip before noon Wednesday.
Israel’s massacres continue on the 23rd day of its aggression
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) committed on Wednesday a new massacre south of the Gaza Strip after bombing a home. Five members of al-Galban family were killed during the attack.
Death toll of Gaza civilians tops 1258 renewed Israeli genocide kills 6 children
A new massacre has hit the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as six Palestinian children were killed while another sustained deadly wounds in a renewed wave of Israeli strikes east of Gaza City.
Davutoglu: Any ceasefire agreement must include lifting the siege on Gaza
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a televised interview that it is internationally unacceptable to demilitarize Palestinian resistance while arming Israel's onslaught.
Arab MK Zoabi suspended from Knesset platforms for 6 months
The Israeli Knesset ruled for the suspension of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from Knesset plenums for six months for having voiced her personal opinion about the death of the three Israeli soldiers.
15 Palestinian families massacred on the 22nd day of Israeli aggression
Israeli occupation forces have escalated on Tuesday its targeting to civilian communities and safe families in their own homes without prior-warning throughout Gaza Strip.
Hamas, Jihad deny consent over ceasefire, Kerry says Netanyahu wanted it
Hamas has dubbed the claims of the PLO executive committee about its consent over a 24-hour ceasefire with Israel “false presumptions†that have no connection whatsoever to the Palestinian resistance.
15 Palestinians killed during Israeli strike on UNRWA school
Israel has committed a new massacre at dawn Wednesday after bombing an UNRWA school northern Gaza Strip where hundreds of families had sought refuge. At least 15 people were killed.
QB commander: Balance of power has changed, Israel must lift Gaza blockade
The Qassam Brigades General Commander, Mohammed Deif, vowed, in a televised speech, that his resistance forces will keep on unleashing retaliatory fire in response to the ongoing Israeli offensive.
On the 22nd day of Israeli attack on Gaza, hundreds of victims reported
The Euro-mid Observer for Human Rights, based in Geneva, published its preliminary statistics till the 22nd of the Israeli attack on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Practicing peace in wartime
JERUSALEM 24 July 2014 (IRIN) - For the few communities in Israel where Arabs and Jews try to coexist peacefully, the latest attacks on Gaza have been a source of both tension and unity.
Israeli fire kills refugees in Gaza UN school
07/30/2014 - At least 19 die in Jabaliya attack condemned by UN agency as "source of universal shame" that breaks international law.
Ukraine army closes in on Donetsk
07/30/2014 - International monitors once again turned away from MH17 crash site as fighting in the area continues.
Scores trapped in India landslide
07/30/2014 - Five people dead after monsoon rains in Maharashtra state trigger mudslide, trapping up to 150 people, officials say.
At least 33 dead in Guinea concert stampede
07/30/2014 - Government declares week of national mourning after what it calls "tragic drama" at Conakry rap show.
Fighters overrun Libyan special forces base
07/30/2014 - Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who has been battling Ansar al-Sharia fighters, abandon base after coming under attack.
US judge says unable to seize Kurdish oil
07/30/2014 - Tanker carrying $100m in crude anchored 100km off the Texas coast is outside US jurisdiction, magistrate says.
India jails school staff over 94 fire deaths
07/30/2014 - Fire tore through Tamil Nadu school, killing 94 children, while teachers and other adult school staff survived.
Mapping the world's worst Ebola epidemic
07/30/2014 - More than 700 people in West Africa have been killed by the virus, for which there is no known cure.
  New York Times
De Villiers May Gain an American Audience, Posthumously
30 Jul 2014 - Vintage will release English translations of the spy thrillers by Gérard de Villiers, the French novelist who died of cancer last fall.
Iraqi Anger Rises as Militants Attack Mosul’s Cultural History
30 Jul 2014 - Sunni extremists in Mosul have deemed historic sites, including tombs and shrines, heretical under Islamic law and have destroyed or plan to destroy them, leaving residents to mourn.
Israeli Shells Said to Hit School in Gaza, Killing at Least 20
30 Jul 2014 - The United Nations-run school was serving as a shelter for Palestinians who fled attacks in other parts of Gaza.
Lawmakers Voice Skepticism on Iran Nuclear Deal
30 Jul 2014 - If an accord is reached, it would not be a formal treaty, so the Senate would not be called upon to ratify it.
World Briefing: Syria: Rebels Explode Tunnels Under Aleppo
29 Jul 2014 - Insurgents fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 soldiers and pro-government militiamen.
World Briefing: Libya: Militants Overrun Base in Benghazi
29 Jul 2014 - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed at least 30 people.
Loss of Shelter and Electricity Worsens a Crisis for Fleeing Gazans
29 Jul 2014 - Three weeks of war between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have pushed the territory to the brink of humanitarian disaster.
Israel Steps Up Airstrikes in Gaza as International Cease-Fire Efforts Stumble
29 Jul 2014 - A strike on the only electricity plant in Gaza threatened a deeper crisis, while diplomacy continued on many fronts.
Square Feet: Dubai’s Hotel Boom Has Designer Labels
29 Jul 2014 - With luxury five-star hotels opening often in the city, some operators are hoping that brand loyalty and a dose of fashion will set them apart.
For Hostages of Al Qaeda, Objects from Their Captivity Still Carry Meaning
29 Jul 2014 - Kidnapping for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda. These are some objects saved by former hostages of the terrorist group.
Israel Extends Cease-Fire in Gaza, a U.N. Request Rejected by Hamas
29 Jul 2014 - Hamas rejected the extension of the humanitarian lull for 24 hours, and Israel said it would continue to destroy tunnels from Gaza into its territory.
Shelling of Gaza Resumes After Humanitarian Pause
29 Jul 2014 - A top Hamas official’s home was destroyed, and Gaza’s only power plant was also hit overnight.
Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Fear Jihadists Returning From Syria
29 Jul 2014 - Contrary to what many counterterrorism experts believe, ISIS has so far shown no interest in Western targets.
World Briefing: Iran: Muslims Seek American’s Release
28 Jul 2014 - Amir Hekmati, an American of Iranian descent incarcerated in Tehran for nearly three years, spent his 31st birthday in prison on Monday.
  Jerusalem Post
Rabbi Shteinman says people shouldn’t go on trips, hikes in summer because of war
30 Jul 2014 - Official announcement by umbrella hassidic movement calls on ultra-religious Jews to remain in yeshivas during semester break, study Torah.
What to tell the world
30 Jul 2014 - Once we establish the model nation that we are supposed to, we will then have built that beacon of light for the world which we all so sorely need.
Israel 'deeply disappointed' at El Salvador, Peru and Chile for recalling envoy
30 Jul 2014 - Israel expected countries who oppose terrorism to act responsibly and not to hand terrorists a prize.
Rockets continue to target South as IDF observes four-hour 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza
30 Jul 2014 - Israel holds fire in one-sided truce; Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri calls temporary cease-fire "worthless" because it excludes "hot areas" near the borders, preventing evacuation of the wounded in those areas.
Islamic State fighter: 'Turkey paved the way for us'
30 Jul 2014 - MEMRI report on interview of jihadi: 'We will build the Islamic state in the territories from Tigris to Jordan and Palestine and to Lebanon. Sunni Law will rule.'
Senate unanimously passes Fraenkel bill offering reward for information on murderers
30 Jul 2014 - The bill offers a reward of up to $5 mil. for information on Fraenkel's murder; JFNA praises congressional support for war against Hamas.
Edelstein: Gazans need real humanitarian aid that won't be used to attack Israel
30 Jul 2014 - Gaza is not made up of 1.5 million terrorists, rather 1.5 million civilians who are suffering.
Silver kippa presented to donors who protect United Hatzalah volunteers
30 Jul 2014 - UH president Eli Beer presents UH contributors with silver-colored Iron Dome kippot.
Gal-On slams Zoabi suspension from Knesset as 'draconian'
30 Jul 2014 - Edelstein: The right never made excuses for Kahane, why are you making them for Zoabi?
Erdogan 'glad' to return award given to him by American Jewish Congress
30 Jul 2014 - Turkish ambassador to US calls on US Jews to condemn Israel's policies in Gaza.
Devarim: the power of words
30 Jul 2014 - Words aren’t just words; they are conveyors of ideas, stories and messages. Words can enlighten, entertain, annoy or inspire.
VIDEO: Footage relays how IDF carries out pinpoint strikes in Gaza
30 Jul 2014 - Using precision guided missiles, Israeli forces are able to pinpoint targets to size of a window; troops discover Hamas military gear in tunnels.
Lapid says Hamas commander Mohammad Deif 'a dead man'
30 Jul 2014 - Finance minister said that Deif’s remarks claiming victory were reminiscent of Iraqi propaganda on the eve of the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Brussels Jewish Museum suspect charged with 'murder in a terrorist context'
30 Jul 2014 - Mehdi Nemmouche charged with shooting that left 4 dead, including 2 Israelis, one day after he was extradited from France.
As expected, Olmert appeals Holyland conviction
30 Jul 2014 - With Olmert's appeal due to be filed Wednesday, a win on the next delay could buy him months or even over a year.
Peres: Israel has exhausted military option, Abbas's rule in Gaza must be restored
30 Jul 2014 - Former president made remarks to press after visiting wounded soldiers.
Iran: We’ll send arms for West Bank war
30 Jul 2014 - Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister: During the recent crisis, we were in direct contact and held consultations with Hamas.
IDF strikes Gaza power plant, Haniyeh's home
30 Jul 2014 - Rocket barrages hit Israel from Beersheba to Tel Aviv area; Army releases names of nine soldiers killed on Monday.
The tragedy of the Gaza Strip
30 Jul 2014 - The curse "Go to Gaza" is an idiomatic phrase copied from Arabic and expresses the contempt with which their Arab brothers regard them.
Hamas invites Hezbollah to join in fighting against Israel
30 Jul 2014 - Khaled Mashaal’s top deputy told Russian media that the organization hoped that the Lebanese Shi’ite group would engage Israel from the north.
Knesset passes law to re-arrest released terrorists
30 Jul 2014 - The legislation was proposed by Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ze'ev Elkin (Likud).
IDF strikes 80 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets across Gaza, steps up offensive
30 Jul 2014 - Troops destroy 3 tunnels, discover weapons, maps and explosives; IDF strikes mosques used by Hamas for military activity; 5 soldiers wounded in Tuesday mortar attack.
The 'occupation of Gaza' canard
30 Jul 2014 - Those who claim that Gaza was still occupied after 2005 are undercutting the two-state solution.
The shadow intelligence war between the IDF and Hamas
30 Jul 2014 - Gazan civilian life has absorbed a serious blow and there is little doubt, behind closed doors, in the minds of many Gazans that Hamas led them to their current state.
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Palestinian report: 7 killed in IAF attack on Khan Younis
30 Jul 2014 - ....
Gaza health officials: 76 Palestinians killed on Wednesday, 1300 killed since operation first launched
30 Jul 2014 - ....
Code Red siren sounds in Eshkol
30 Jul 2014 - ....
Ten rockets fired at Sdot Negev in past two hours; no injuries
30 Jul 2014 - ....
Code Red siren sounded in Shaar HaNegev Regional Council
30 Jul 2014 - ....
'Leader of terrorist gang' is now seen as Israel's savior
30 Jul 2014 - Analysis: Israeli government, which waged an international campaign against Palestinian reconciliation government, is now clinging to it with all its might as a dignified way out of Gaza operation. ....
Demilitarization will have to wait
29 Jul 2014 - Analysis: Obama sees Gaza's demilitarization as a realistic and desirable goal, but not as an alternative to the result on the battlefield. ....
Drawing a line in the sand
29 Jul 2014 - Op-ed: Israel does not need to provide Western leaders and media with gruesome pictures of dead Jews in order to appease their apparent need for 'a balanced casualty rate.' ....
Can Netanyahu withstand political pressure?
29 Jul 2014 - Analysis: Is the prime minister, who has exercised discretion and moderation for three weeks, about to get dragged into a wide-scale operation he isn't interested in? ....
Erdogan returning Jewish American award
29 Jul 2014 - When American Jewish Congress demands Turkish PM return prize after saying Israel 'surpassed Hitler in barbarism,' Erdogan gladly agrees. ....
World Jews donate 160 portable shelters to Gaza vicinity towns
29 Jul 2014 - KKL raises some NIS 13.7 million from Diaspora Jewry in recent days; NIS 9 million used to help fortify southern Jewish and Bedouin communities against rocket fire. ....
Thousands of Hungarians rally in solidarity with Israel
28 Jul 2014 - Israeli Ambassador to Hungary Ilan Mor addresses protest, says Israel is at war against terror, not Islam or the Palestinian people. ....
Israel will pay for ceasefire with Jewish blood
28 Jul 2014 - With a fanatical religious organization that believes it is divinely mandated to destroy Israel, there is but one choice: To completely destroy its capability to act out its evil mission. ....

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