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West Bank: 3 Kidnapped, 2 Summoned for Interrogation
28 Feb 2015 - Israeli forces, Saturday, abducted three Palestinians, including a head of a village council, as well as summoned two others for interrogation, according to reports by security sources. ...
Report: PA Prison Authority Foresees Uprising in the Next Month
28 Feb 2015 - The Department of Prisoner's Affairs with the Palestinian Authority recently issued a report regarding the 17 Israeli jails housing some 7,000 Palestinian prisoners. Sources within the organization have predicted uprisings and a series of protests over the next month, due to the very poor living conditions reported there. ...
Navy Opens Fire on Gaza Fishermen
28 Feb 2015 - The Israeli navy, Saturday, again opened machine gun fire on Palestinian fishermen offshore the al-Sudaniya, to the northwest of Gaza. ...
Israeli Troops Attack Palestinian Teen at Border Crossing
28 Feb 2015 - 17-year-old Muhammad Asri Fayyad, from the northern occupied West Bank, says he was violently assaulted by Israeli soldiers at al-Jalama crossing, north of Jenin, while trying to cross into Israel. ...
One Youth Killed, Another Wounded by Unexploded Ordnance in Gaza
28 Feb 2015 - One man was killed and his brother wounded, Saturday afternoon, as a result of the explosion of a suspicious object in the airport area east of http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=rafah&button=Search+%3E%3E, southern Gaza Strip. ...
Israeli Attorney-General to Decide on Criminal Probe of Netanyahu
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein will decide, on Sunday, whether or not to launch a criminal investigation into the various affairs regarding the spending at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence, after Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announced, earlier this week, that there is room to open a formal examination against Netanyahu. ...
"Jerusalem Gate" Destroyed for 10th Time
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli civil administration employees, on Friday, demolished the "Jerusalem Gate" protest camp for the 10th time, a spokesman told Ma'an News Agency. ...
OXFAM: Gaza Reconstruction Could Take Over a Century to Complete
27 Feb 2015 - British rights organization, http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=oxfam&button=Search+%3E%3E, stated that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip may take more than 100 years, at the current rate, to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted. ...
Two Motions on Palestine Approved by Italian Chamber
27 Feb 2015 - On February 27, the Italian Chamber approved two motions on the recognition of Palestine: one presented by the Democratic Party and one from the groups of the Popular Area. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Iran offer to cut centrifuges by a third led to progress in nuclear talks
Western diplomats say Iran surprised world powers with a proposal offering, for the first time, concessions vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic's centrifuge array and their enriched uranium stockpile.
If Netanyahu's right, why is he so wrong?
Even if he is correct about Iran, Netanyahu's steps have minimized Israel's ability to exert influence, and his moves on Obama's turf have politicized U.S.-Israel relations so much that no one seriously addresses his points any more.
Iran's top negotiator slams Netanyahu's 'scaremongering'
International, domestic pressure mounting ahead of Netanyahu's planned address to U.S. Congress on the forthcoming agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
Report: Israel lobbying Congress for $300m more for its missile defense programs
Bloomberg reports Israeli officials have turned to U.S. lawmakers instead of to White House or Pentagon in effort to secure additional funding for David's Sling and Arrow-3.
Why Netanyahu's party hopes Obama stays angry
It seems as if every slap in the premier's face from members of the Obama administration only strengthens his electoral base at home.
Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rally
Dagan, who called Netanyahu's policies 'destructive to the future and security of Israel,' will speak at rally demanding regime change at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.
Israeli army setting up unit to probe alleged criminal acts during wartime
Human rights groups have said the IDF’s investigations take too long and are still not carried out in full.
Israel to use frozen Palestinian tax funds to offset PA electricity debt
Israel Electric Company to stop cutting power to Palestinian Authority in exchange for state's promise to use NIS 300 million in Palestinian tax revenues to defray PA's debt.
Netanyahu to meet Democratic, Republican Senate leaders in Washington
PM to discuss Iran deal with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Harry Reid; White House to send Rice, Power to address AIPAC conference.
Oxfam: Rebuilding Gaza could take more than 100 years if Israel maintains blockade
Aid agency blames restrictions on imports of construction materials into the Strip, says around 100,000 people are still homeless after 50-day summer war last year.
Israel Air Force halts training exercises after series of safety-related incidents
Incidents include near mid-air collision of two F-15 fighter jets.
Christian center set on fire, vandalized in Jerusalem hate crime attack
Damage done to a building belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church near the Old City; graffiti denigrating Jesus was sprayed on one of the walls.
Palestinian official: Jewish settlers deface West Bank school
'Death to Arabs' sprayed alongside Star of David in what appears to be the third racially motivated incident this week, Maan reports.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in al-Duheisha Refugee Camp, South of Bethlehem
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Four Palestinians and one female German demonstrator shot with live ammunition at "Open Shuhada Street" protest
2/28/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - February 28, 2015 - International Solidarity Movement, Khalil Team, Hebron, Occupied Palestine - On February 27 in occupied Al-Khalil (Hebron), Israeli forces fired live ammunition towards nonviolent protesters participating in the annual Open Shuhada Street demonstration, injuring five including four Palestinian activists, one of them 17 years...
Jailed PKK leader calls on his followers to disarm
02/28/2015 - Rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan asks Kurdish leadership to make a historic decision to end 30-year-old conflict.
Iraq's national museum reopens 12 years after looting
02/28/2015 - Baghdad-based museum that was plundered during US-led invasion opens amid destruction of artefacts in Mosul by ISIL.
Egypt's 'terrorist' labelling of Hamas prompts protests
02/28/2015 - Palestinians across Gaza denounce ruling and reject Egypt's accusations that the group is aiding armed forces in Sinai.
Opposition to hold vigil for murdered Kremlin critic
02/28/2015 - Detectives search for clues after killing in Moscow of Boris Nemtsov that has increased concern about Russia's future.
Deadly suicide attack targets bus station in Nigeria
02/28/2015 - At least three people killed after a woman attempting to get on a bus detonates bomb strapped around her waist.
Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension
02/28/2015 - Thousands queue to cast ballots in hope to end political deadlock after an attempted coup six months ago.
A date with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan
02/28/2015 - For my generation of British Asians, the one part of our ancestral heritage that drew us in was Indian cinema.
Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist' group
02/28/2015 - Palestinian organisation accused of aiding armed groups who have waged string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai region.
  Daily Star
Iran FM criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'
28 Feb 2015 Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.
Hundreds of Assyrians in Beirut protest ISIS kidnappings
28 Feb 2015 Hundreds of Assyrians marched in Downtown Beirut Saturday in solidarity with their brethren abducted in by ISIS in Syria earlier this week.
Palestinian killed in blast near ruined Gaza airport
28 Feb 2015 A young Palestinian was killed and his brother seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday near the Gaza Strip's abandoned airport, the health ministry said.
Egypt court declares Palestinian movement Hamas 'terrorist'
28 Feb 2015 An Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a "terrorist" organization, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing was given the same designation.
Dozens dead as Nusra takes US-backed Syria rebel base: activists
28 Feb 2015 Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.
Egypt court sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood members to death
28 Feb 2015 An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.
Bassil inks 3 deals with Venezuela
28 Feb 2015 Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil signed three agreements Friday to boost relations with Venezuela, praising the socialist nation for standing by Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel.
Two suspected ISIS fighters arrested in south Lebanon
28 Feb 2015 General Security arrested two Syrians in south Lebanon with alleged affiliations to ISIS, the state-run National News Agency said.
UN chief hints Israel deliberately targeted south Lebanon peacekeepers
28 Feb 2015 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hinted that Israel deliberately targeted a UNIFIL base during last month’s hostilities along Lebanon’s southern border which left one peacekeeper dead.
  YNet News
Beitar Jerusalem owner Eli Tabib shot outside Kfar Shmaryahu home
28 Feb 2015 - ....
SATURDAY***The shattered dream of a home in Israel
28 Feb 2015 - Op-ed: Seventeen years after making aliyah from Switzerland, leaving behind a comfortable life, I have almost no chance of buying an apartment here. ....
The propaganda agents for Hamas
28 Feb 2015 - There are some Israelis who support the manipulation of the facts of the history of Israel, from the story of the Jews under Muslim rule to the very legitimacy of the state. ....
German police increase security of Jewish institutes
28 Feb 2015 - Police in Germany's Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat, arrest one at local Muslim culture center. ....
Inside the conflict: One night with elite troops in West Bank
28 Feb 2015 - Ron Ben-Yishai joins IDF combat soldiers from Duvdevan during an operation in Qalandia refugee camp, encounters the conflict first hand, and comes to an discomforting conclusion. ....
Police in Germany's Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat
28 Feb 2015 - ....
Argentine judge says no evidence government tried to derail bombing probe
28 Feb 2015 - In interview, Judge Daniel Rafecas says evidence suggests the government 'exhausted all possibilites' to enable investigation into bombing of AMIA Jewish community center in 1994. ....
Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria
28 Feb 2015 - ....
Man claims he was attacked by Arabs near Chabad House
28 Feb 2015 - Kfar Saba resident assaulted after making remarks to passengers in car; police claim attack was not nationalistic. ....
NYT: US moving to deport Bosnians over war crimes
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Auschwitz Museum offers online lessons for visitors
28 Feb 2015 - Site of former Nazi death camp has seen number of visitors rise for years, yet many have little knowledge about World War II and events that took place there. ....
Authorities seize 15 tons of marijuana on US-Mexico border
28 Feb 2015 - ....
Stop the witch-hunt against Netanyahu
28 Feb 2015 - Op-ed: Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, Herzog is underestimating evil and its promises to wipe the Jewish state off the map, while the media and left-wing camp are concentrating on PM's so-called 'corruption.' ....
Government abandoned Israel's weak populations
27 Feb 2015 - Op-ed: The second and third Netanyahu governments are exclusively responsible for the total failure to help families from the lower echelons with affordable housing. ....
Stolen Torah scroll returned to Iran's Jewish community
27 Feb 2015 - Ancient hand-written holy book, described as invaluable, found by Iran's Basij (volunteer) force after being removed from synagogue in southern city of Shiraz. ....
Madonna says 'intolerance' in Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'
27 Feb 2015 - Globally-acclaimed singer says 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high' in France and elsewhere in Europe, laments lost tradition of welcoming diversity ....
US senators introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitism in Europe
27 Feb 2015 - 'Anti-Semitic attacks and incidents in Europe and around the world are a challenge not only to international stability and security, but to our shared morality as human beings,' says resolution's initiator, Senator Robert Menendez. ....
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 28 Feb 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 28 Feb 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 28 Feb 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 28 Feb 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 28 Feb 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - CCTV pictures emerge of three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
It’s not about nukes, it’s about the US shifting the power balance — Parsi
Mondoweiss 28 Feb 2015 - Just in time for The Speech , Dena Takruri skewers Netanyahu in this zinger of a video from Al Jazeera’s video news network, AJ+ . Covering lots of quick paced territory, Takruri mentions the recent  leaked intelligence files , Netanyahu testifying before Congress in the runup to our invasion...
Hillel’s segregated lunch counter
Mondoweiss 28 Feb 2015 - “And I am a supporter of BDS.” With those seven words, uttered at the Harvard Hillel last Wednesday night, the great Dorothy Zellner violated the Hillel International standards that bar speakers who have endorsed Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Open Hillel celebrated the moment:...
Thanks to Netanyahu, Israel support turns into a political football
Mondoweiss 28 Feb 2015 - It’s the speech that keeps on giving! There are more signs that thanks to Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly-anticipated speech to Congress this coming Tuesday we are starting to get an actual robust debate in this country about Israeli policies. First, friends are passing around this great cartoon...
The Emperor’s Nuke Clothes
Mondoweiss 28 Feb 2015 - Click to enlarge
Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.
Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels
BBC 28 Feb 2015 - The transformation of Yemen's Houthi rebel movement
Israel Secretly Arrests Golani Druze, Accusing Him of Exposing Al Nusra-IDF Collaboration
Tikun Olam 28 Feb 2015 - Sedki al-Maket, rearrested in secret by Israel’s Shin Bet for exposing collaboration between al-Nusra and the IDF Israel’s Shin Bet rearrested Golani Druze Sedki al-Maket (age 48).  Until his release in 2012  (Hebrew), he’d been the longest serving Israeli security prisoner, having spent 27 years detained.  News...
Egyptian 'icon' trending no more
BBC 27 Feb 2015 - Has Egypt stopped caring about this man?
What we talk about when we talk about ISIS
Mondoweiss 27 Feb 2015 - As the U.S. prepares to re-engage more deeply in the Iraq War, including the likely  deployment of ground troops to help retake Mosul  from Islamic State, we are being asked to recommit to an ideological view of our military campaigns in the Muslim world. Roger Cohen...
Egypt Sentences 4 Brotherhood Members to Death, 14 to Life in Prison
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and 14 leading members to life in prison, over charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of protesters demonstrating outside the group's headquarters in 2013. Muslim Brotherhood top leader Mohammed Badie and...
Romania Rescues 70 Syrian, Iraqi Migrants from Mediterranean
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - Romania's coast guard rescued 70 migrants — mostly Syrians and Iraqis — packed on to a small fishing boat that was in danger of sinking as they attempted to make the crossing to Europe in stormy seas on Saturday. The Turkish vessel had sailed from Istanbul...
Pentagon Scraps Guantanamo Trial Rule Slammed by Defense
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - The Pentagon has scrapped a rule that required US military judges overseeing tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to stay permanently at the American base in Cuba, officials said Friday. The rule, imposed last month, was meant to speed up the pace of the trials for Guantanamo inmates...
UN Says Couldn’t Identify Attackers in 2014 S.Sudan Helicopter Downing
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - A UN inquiry concluded that a Russian helicopter was probably hit by anti-aircraft fire when it crashed in South Sudan last year, but could not determine who was responsible for the attack, the UN spokesman said on Friday. Three Russian crew members were killed and a...
ISIS Suicide Bombers Hit Iraq's Samarra
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the jihadist militants. The attacks came as a British news...
Opposing Factions Stage Rallies Across Yemen as US Drone Strike Kills 3
Al-Akhbar News 28 Feb 2015 - Yemeni supporters of the Houthis shout slogans during a demonstration against what they call foreign interference in Yemeni politics on February 27, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. AFP/Mohammed Huwais. Supporters of the Houthi movement and those of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi staged rival rallies across...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 28 Feb 2015 -
UCLA Student Quizzed About Jewishness in Judicial Board Interview
The Foward Breaking News 28 Feb 2015 - A member of UCLA’s student government was asked in a hearing whether her Jewish identity presents a conflict of interest. Click here for the rest of the article...
Tom Schweich, Suicidal Candidate, Got $200K From Republican Jewish Donor Sam Fox
The Foward Breaking News 28 Feb 2015 - Tom Schweich received $200K from Jewish GOP donor Sam Fox. Did that support help spark the ‘whispering campaign’ that apparently pushed the Missouri politician to kill himself? Click here for the rest of the article...
Ira Rennert Ordered To Pay $118M for Looting Firm
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - Billionaire Ira Rennert and his investment firm were ordered on Friday to pay more than $118 million after being found liable for looting a magnesium company to build one of the most expensive mansions in America. Click here for the rest of the article...
Leonard Nimoy, Played Logical Mr. Spock on Star Trek, Dies at 83
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - Leonard Nimoy, the son of Jewish immigrants actor who the logical Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at age 83. Click here for the rest of the article...
Liberation of Shanghai Ghetto To Be Commemorated
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - The World Jewish Congress and China’s government are preparing a joint commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto. Click here for the rest of the article...
French National Front Candidate Blames Jews for Blocking Music Career
The Foward Breaking News 27 Feb 2015 - Xavier Sainty, a candidate for National Front from the central Allier region in the upcoming regional elections, made the statement on social media earlier this month, the Liberation daily reported on Wednesday. Click here for the rest of the article...
AIPAC Meets Under Cloud Amid Tumult Over Benjamin Netanyahu Speech
The Forward New 28 Feb 2015 - Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech unleashed a controversy that has wounded AIPAC. The main Israel lobby kicks off its annual meeting Sunday hoping to regain its vaunted political clout. Click here for the rest of the article...
Traveling Forward Through Fast-Changing Cuba in Search of Its Lost Jews
The Forward New 27 Feb 2015 - As relations with Cuba begin to thaw, the Forward took a group of American Jews on a visit to the Communist country to explore its past — and future. Click here for the rest of the article...
Missouri Republican Tom Schweich Commits Suicide Amid Jewish Ancestry 'Whisper Campaign'
The Forward New 27 Feb 2015 - Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died on Thursday in an apparent suicide after he went public with allegations that rivals in the GOP planned to mount an anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign” about his Jewish heritage. Click here for the rest of the...
Jewish Lawyer Seeks Answers for 9/11 Victims
The Forward New 27 Feb 2015 - Attorney Jerry Goldman has met with 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, who accuses Saudi Arabia of backing al Qaeda. Could the ‘20th hijacker’ provide a break in a long-stalled civil case? Click here for the rest of the article...
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Palestine Solidarity Project 28 Feb 2015 - We have been experiencing ongoing problems with our PSP Paypal account, which led to the cancellation of our monthly supporters! Until we get this resolved, donations can be made to our community organizing body, the Center for Freedom and Justice, with the following buttons: Or, to...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 28 Feb 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
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Artists Against Apartheid Petition
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Feb 2015 - As musicians, artists, and performers based in Austin, TX, we are writing to you today to express our deep concern about the use of our city's largest creative festival as a tool for the whitewashing of war crimes and human rights violations by an apartheid state....
Austin Groups Letter to SXSW
US Campaign to End the Occupation 28 Feb 2015 - By partnering with the Israeli government and providing a platform for this whitewashing campaign, SXSW will become a participant in it.
  Ma'an News
1 killed, 1 injured as Israeli ordnance explodes in Rafah
2/28/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was killed and another was injured when unexploded Israeli ordnance blew up in eastern Rafah on Saturday, medical sources said. Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that Naji Khalid Youssef Abu...
Israel to demolish homes of dozens of Bedouins in Abu Dis
2/28/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinian Bedouins from the al-Jahalin community in eastern Abu Dis have received orders from Israeli forces to demolish their homes themselves. The steel structures in which the community lives were put up nearby the Khillet al-Raheb...
Israeli troops 'violently' attack Palestinian teen at border crossing
2/28/2015 - JENIN (Ma'an) - A teenage Palestinian boy from the northern West Bank says he was violently assaulted by Israeli soldiers at al-Jalama crossing north of Jenin while he was trying to cross into Israel. Muhammad Asri Fayyad, 17, told Ma'...
3 injured during clashes near Ramallah
2/28/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets while dozens of others suffered from tear-gas inhalation during clashing near the Attara checkpoint north of Ramallah on Saturday. Clashes erupted with Israeli soldiers as dozens of Palestinian youths headed...
Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran
2/28/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) - A Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014. Al-Jarida newspaper quoted "well-placed" sources as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had taken...
Egypt court declares Hamas 'terrorist' organization
2/28/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, a judicial source said, weeks after the Islamist movement's armed wing was given the same designation. Since Egypt's military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013...
Group: Israeli troops arrest 2 Palestinians near Gaza border
2/28/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) - Israeli troops arrested two young Palestinian men on Saturday morning near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, a prisoners rights group reported. The Association of Palestinian Prisoners and ex-Prisoners Hossam said Israeli sources claimed the...
3 injured in fight in Tulkarem
2/28/2015 - TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured with live fire during a fight in a vegetable market in central Tulkarem in the northern West Bank on Saturday. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that during a fight between a number...
Qatari businessman to pay for 50 Gaza weddings every year
2/28/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Qatari businessman has pledged to cover marriage expenses for 50 Gaza young men every year indefinitely. Member of the Higher Council of Youth and Sports in the Gaza Strip Abd al-Salam Haniyeh, son of Hamas leader...
Gaza: Body of drowned man found on beach in Rafah
2/28/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) - Palestinians on Saturday morning found a dead body on the beach in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip of a man who seemingly drowned in the evening. The body was evacuated to Abu Yousuf al-Najjar Hospital. Medical...
As IS rises and conflict rages, West asks: Assad or no Assad?
2/28/2015 - PARIS (AFP) -- Faced with a bloody conflict in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State group, is President Bashar Assad the lesser of the country's evils, and should the West re-engage with him? While world powers such as the...
US: Training of Syrian rebels in Turkey in 4-6 weeks
2/28/2015 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The US military said Friday the training of moderate Syrian rebels will likely begin within four to six weeks in Turkey after the two NATO allies clinched an agreement last week. Potential recruits still needed to be vetted for the...
Drone raid 'kills three Qaeda militants in Yemen'
2/28/2015 - ADEN (AFP) -- A drone strike Saturday killed three Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a tribal source said, in a region where the United States is the only country operating the unmanned aircraft. The raid "targeted a vehicle in which three members of Al-Qaeda...
  The Guardian
The 20 photographs of the week
28 Feb 2015 - The ceasefire in Ukraine, the suspension of professional football in Greece, Madonna’s fall at the Brit awards – the best photography in news, culture...
Banksy reveals his new graffiti in Gaza - video report
27 Feb 2015 - Graffiti artist, Banksy, has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. The street artist's graffiti stencils on concrete rubble include an...
Netanyahu's 'scaremongering' will not stop nuclear deal, says Iranian official
28 Feb 2015 - Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israeli leader’s speech to the US Congress next week will not undermine world powers’ efforts to reach final nuclear deal...
Netanyahu’s Congress speech scuppers bipartisan unity on support for Israel
28 Feb 2015 - Israeli PM is accused of ‘conspiring’ with Republicans to condemn Obama’s policy on Iranian nuclear talks A set piece of the annual gathering of...
Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu
27 Feb 2015 - Meir Dagan says prime minister’s policies are ‘destructive to the future and security of Israel’ A former head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad...
Phone transcript reveals Sara Netanyahu rant at political rival's wife
27 Feb 2015 - Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife accuses Monique Ben Melekh and husband Eli Moyal of jealousy of Israeli prime minister who is ‘admired by the entire world’...
Angkor anger – naked western tourists offend Cambodians at sacred temples
27 Feb 2015 - A fashion for taking nude photos at the Angkor archaeological park has led to five foreign visitors to the Unesco World Heritage site being...
Investigation ordered into spending of public funds at Binyamin Netanyahu's homes
27 Feb 2015 - Israeli attorney general says he will determine whether criminal investigation is necessary, but stresses prime minister is not a suspect Israeli Attorney General Yehuda...
  Ha'aretz National News
Thousands protest in Nazareth against distribution of Charlie Hebdo
Ha'aretz - 28 Feb 2015
Cops accused of abusing Bedouin family evade investiagtion
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Former PM employee who testified against Netanyahus says his home was burglarized
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Zionist rabbis switch from Naftali Bennett to Eli Yishai
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rally
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Jews, Christians and Muslims unite to repair Mount Zion cemeteries
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Tel Aviv Marathon called off after six runners hospitalized due to heat stroke
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Nadia Hilou, first Arab Christian woman to serve in Knesset, dies at 61
Ha'aretz - 27 Feb 2015
Sara Netanyahu decries 'concerted effort to humiliate' her
Ha'aretz - 26 Feb 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
Settlers uproot 300 olive trees in al-Khalil
28 Feb 2015 - An extremist group of Jewish settlers uprooted on Saturday hundreds of olive trees and saplings near Yatta town to the south of al-Khalil city.
IOF arrests Palestinian in al-Khalil
28 Feb 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Saturday morning a Palestinian young man in al-Kalil city.
Association of Palestinians in Italy holds meetings with MPs
28 Feb 2015 - A delegation from the Association of Palestinians in Italy (API) held during the past few days several meetings with Italian parliamentary blocs and visited the Palestinian embassy in Rome.
Badran: Israel’s AD policy would certainly fail
28 Feb 2015 - Spokesman for Hamas Movement Hossam Badran said Saturday that Israel’s administrative detention policy aims at taking revenge at and silencing Palestinian leaders free voices in the West Bank.
Hamas: Dagan's remarks on Gaza admission of Israel's military defeat
28 Feb 2015 - The Hamas Movement said that the former Mossad chief's remarks about the military failure of premier Benjamin Netanyahu in Gaza was an additional Israeli admission that the Palestinian resistance soundly defeated the Israeli army.
Qatar, Bahrain condemn Israeli attack on holy shrines in Palestine
28 Feb 2015 - Qatar and Bahrain have strongly condemned the two incidents in which a West Bank mosque in Bethlehem and a Greek Orthodox church building in Occupied Jerusalem were burnt down by a number of Israeli settlers.
IOF quells march in al-Khalil marking Ibrahimi Mosque massacre
28 Feb 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Friday afternoon violently attacked an anti-settlement march staged by the "youth against settlement" group and foreign activists to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre.
SOAS votes for academic boycott of Israel
28 Feb 2015 - The SOAS, University of London, Friday voted in favor of the academic boycott of Israel, with an overwhelming majority of 73%.
Israel extends detention of Palestinian sick prisoner for 4th time
28 Feb 2015 - The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) Friday extended the detention period of a Palestinian sick prisoner for the fourth time running.
ISESCO slams Israeli arson attack on Dormition Abbey
28 Feb 2015 - Abdul Aziz al-Tweijari, ISESCO Director General, condemned on Friday an arson attack launched by Jewish price tag gangs on the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem.
Journalist suffers serious bullet injury in Bil'in march
28 Feb 2015 - A Palestinian photojournalist on Friday afternoon suffered a serious injury as he was covering Israeli soldiers' assaults on participants in the weekly anti-wall march in Bil'in town, west of Ramallah.
Hamas: Group not invovled in Jordan’s Islamists differences
28 Feb 2015 - Political bureau member of Hamas Sami Khater denied claims that the group might have been partly responsible for the ongoing divisions between Jordanian Islamists.
Italian parliament approves non-binding motion to recognize Palestine
28 Feb 2015 - Italy’s Chamber of Deputies backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state and push for resuming stalled peace negotiations.
Strategist: The Dead Sea canal project threatens the Palestinian cause
27 Feb 2015 - Egyptian strategist Adel Suleiman has warned that the Dead Sea canal project between Jordan and Israel would torpedo the Palestinian cause entirely.
IPS closes section 5 in Ramon prison
27 Feb 2015 - The Israeli Prison Services (IPS) closed on Friday section five in Ramon prison and isolated the prisoner Fadi al-Khatib, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported.
Abu Marzouk renews calls for national reconciliation
27 Feb 2015 - Senior leader in Hamas Movement Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk stressed the importance of activating all reconciliation agreements without exception.
Al-Ghannouchi: Islamic nation will not be well unless Palestine is liberated
27 Feb 2015 - Islamic scholar and head of the Tunisian Ennahda movement Rashid al-Ghannouchi hailed the Palestinian people’s steadfastness in the Gaza Strip.
Where is the Jewish outrage at settler Nazism in West Bank?
27 Feb 2015 - Terrorist attacks by Jewish extremists targeting mosques and churches in Occupied Palestine are assuming a shocking frequency.
Infographic: Yarmouk camp, under siege for over 600 days
27 Feb 2015 - The Return Center for Studies and Publication on Thursday issued a new infographic showing that Yarmouk refugee camp has been suffering for more than 600 days from the siege, starvation, and forced displacement.
Israel halts West Bank power cuts
27 Feb 2015 - An agreement has been reached between the Israeli electric company and the Israeli government to use frozen Palestinian tax funds to offset the Palestinian Authority's electricity debt.
Only five percent of pledged aid reaches Gaza
JERUSALEM 16 February 2015 (IRIN) - Five months on from a conference that pledged over $5.4 billion to support the Palestinians and rebuild Gaza, just a fraction of the money has appeared. IRIN goes in search of the missing millions.
  New York Times
Former Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu
27 Feb 2015 - A former Obama campaign organizer has drawn fire from Republicans for his consulting work on an effort to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Online, American Helps Fuel Attacks in Egypt
27 Feb 2015 - Shahid King Bolsen has used social media to encourage frustrated protesters to attack the corporate interests of the Egyptian Army.
Destruction of Antiquities by Militants Is Denounced
27 Feb 2015 - The sculptures, statues and reliefs that were smashed by ISIS were crucial in the formation of early Arab identity, expert said.
Open Source: John Legend Rejects Calls to Cancel Bahrain Show Over Rights Abuses
27 Feb 2015 - An American known for his outspoken advocacy of civil rights at home plans to perform in Bahrain next week, despite its brutal crackdown on dissent.
White House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu’s Speech
27 Feb 2015 - The Obama administration said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for curbing Iran’s nuclear program.
Israeli Utility to Stop Disrupting Electricity in West Bank
27 Feb 2015 - The state-owned electric company, which briefly reduced power on two days this week, has reached a deal with the Israeli government to help offset what it is owed.
Spain Arrests 8 on Suspicion of Fighting for Rebels in Ukraine
27 Feb 2015 - Those arrested, the Interior Ministry said, recently returned to Spain after going to Ukraine last year to join pro-Russian troops around Luhansk and Donetsk.
Testifying in His Own Defense, Terror Suspect Starts Strong Before Faltering
26 Feb 2015 - Pressed by a prosecutor in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Abid Naseer tried to cling to his assertion that emails to a certain address were merely in pursuit of women.
Open Source: Historians Pore Over ISIS Video of Smashed Statues for Clues to What’s Been Lost
26 Feb 2015 - Video released by the Islamic State shows jihadists taking sledgehammers and electric drills to ancient statuary in the city of Mosul.
U.N. Official Seeks Havens for Syrians
26 Feb 2015 - The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said that European countries must accept more Syrian refugees to dissuade them from making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.
Obscure Group Says It Set Off Blasts in Egypt, Raising Alarm
26 Feb 2015 - A wave of explosions killed a passer-by and wounded at least nine other people early Thursday morning across the Nile from Cairo, raising alarms about a pattern of attacks by diffuse groups against retail stores.
Rebels Accuse Saudis of Fueling Unrest to Divide Yemen
26 Feb 2015 - The leader of the Houthi rebel group accused Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s powerful neighbor, of financing armed opponents and trying to divide the country.
World Briefing: Bahrain: 3 Sentenced to Die for Attack
26 Feb 2015 - The Shiite Muslims were sentenced to death on Thursday and others were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing three police officers last year, the public prosecution office announced.
Bin Laden Aide Convicted of Conspiracy in 1998 East Africa Bombings
26 Feb 2015 - Khaled al-Fawwaz was charged with publicizing calls to kill Americans in plots that eventually included the bombings in Tanzania and Kenya that killed 224 people.
  Jerusalem Post
Dagan: Netanyahu causing Israel strategic harm on Iran nuke issue
28 Feb 2015 - Edelstein pens ‘LA Times’ op-ed supporting prime minister’s speech; Likud election campaign compares PM to Eshkol in Six Day War.
UN chief condemns murder of Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
28 Feb 2015 -
Candidates to have their say in ‘Post’ English debates
28 Feb 2015 - The Jerusalem Post debate series in English kicks off Sunday night in Netanya.
Beitar Jerusalem FC owner Eli Tabib shot at, lightly injured
28 Feb 2015 -
Pakistan arrests Iranian Sunni rebel leader on bus from border
28 Feb 2015 -
Netanyahu at Western Wall: I respect Obama, but it's my duty to ensure Israel's security
28 Feb 2015 - PM on eve of Washington trip says strength of US-Israeli relations will prevail over current disagreements.
Opera review: Kalman
28 Feb 2015 - In Emmerich Kalman’s operetta La Bayadere, performed by the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theater at the Israel Opera, the plot is not the most significant element.
Pastrami on rye on film
28 Feb 2015 - Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou takes a nostalgic look at the state of Jewish delis in America.
Netanyahu: I respect Obama, but it's my duty to ensure the security of Israel
28 Feb 2015 -
Police arrest youths for stoning, badly wounding two homeless men
28 Feb 2015 - Two victims hospitalized with wounds caused by stones the youths allegedly threw at them.
Israel asks US for extra missile defense funds, report says
28 Feb 2015 - Reported request calls for additional $317m. to the $158m. already proposed by the Pentagon for American's budget plan for fiscal 2016, according to Bloomberg.
US-led coalition launches air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq, Syria
28 Feb 2015 -
Liberman calls to 'outlaw' Israeli Arab extremists after protests against Herzog, Livni
28 Feb 2015 -
Iran dismisses Netanyahu attempts to prevent emerging Iran deal as 'fruitless'
28 Feb 2015 - Iranian FM accuses premier of seeking to "utilize a fabricated crisis to cover up realities" in the Middle East.
Report: Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran
28 Feb 2015 -
Foreign Affairs: Obama’s Faustian bargain with Iran
28 Feb 2015 - Washington’s attitude toward Iran’s nuclear quest increasingly resembles its attitude toward Soviet disarmament since 1969, but lacks those years’ moral conviction.
Herzog, Livni met by calls of 'You have blood on your hands' at campaign event in Arab area
28 Feb 2015 - Liberman: Just as Hamas was outlawed in Egypt today, this is how we need to outlaw these extremist factors and take their Israeli citizenship and remove them from Israel.
Israeli Arab protesters in Wadi to Herzog, Livni: 'You have blood on your hands'
28 Feb 2015 - Dozens of Israeli Arab demonstrators rally against leaders of the recently-created Zionist Union faction during a visit to the northern area.
Six arrested amid protests against Herzog, Livni during Wadi Ara visit
28 Feb 2015 -
Thousands protest against Newcastle march of UK branch of German anti-Islam group
28 Feb 2015 -
Iraq says to track down antiquities after Islamic State museum rampage
28 Feb 2015 - Iraqi PM says IS intends to sell some priceless antiquities illegally, vows to track down and recover treasures.
Syrian army takes villages in south
28 Feb 2015 -
Hamas says Egypt listing it as terrorist organization is "shocking and dangerous"
28 Feb 2015 -
Kurd rebel leader in Turkey calls on militants to attend disarmament talks
28 Feb 2015 -
Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist organization, sentences Brotherhood leader to life
28 Feb 2015 - Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie to spend life in prison, others given death penalty.
Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist organization
28 Feb 2015 -
For $25, wannabe ISIS militants cross from Turkey into Syria
28 Feb 2015 - Crossing into Syria proves an easy feat for the aspiring Jihadi armed with a few dollars and with the help of a smuggler.
Dozens of Syrian and Iraqi migrants rescued off Romanian coast
28 Feb 2015 -
US official: Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
28 Feb 2015 - Ultimately, closing a deal depends on Iranian decisions, official says.
Investigators probe whether Nemtsov murder was meant to destabilize Russia
28 Feb 2015 -
Turkey: Man faces fine for telling wife 'I don't love you'
28 Feb 2015 - Court rules statement to be act of emotional violence, says emotionally wrecked wife must be compensated.
Obama signs bill funding homeland security department for one week
28 Feb 2015 -
Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive
28 Feb 2015 -
Who was 'Jihadi John?'
28 Feb 2015 - Childhood friends describe Mohammed Emwazi, better known as the British-accented ISIS executioner, as ordinary "boy next door."
US appeals court says Boston bomber trial can stay in city
28 Feb 2015 -
UN condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq
28 Feb 2015 -
Lebanon military chief: 'The army has no choice but to win over terrorism'
27 Feb 2015 - Lebanon's security forces carried out a maneuver to counter militants near the border, a mission that, according to a source belonging to the security establishment, may prove to be a prelude to more actions in several hilltop positions around Ras-Baalbek.
Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree
27 Feb 2015 -
Israel-Kosovo relations marked by shared sympathies, hampered by identity politics
27 Feb 2015 - Despite Kosovo’s open admiration for Israel, Palestinian unilateralism and ties with Russia and Serbia make recognition of the Balkan state difficult for Jerusalem.
Obama calls Democratic leaders on impending Homeland Security shutdown
27 Feb 2015 -
US Senate passes one-week security funding extension
27 Feb 2015 -
Alabama court recognizes adoption by same-sex parent
27 Feb 2015 -
Canada tells vets without limbs to prove it every three years
27 Feb 2015 -
'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future
27 Feb 2015 - On its official Twitter account, the embassy posted an image of a mock front page edition of The 'New York Times' from the future.
Muslim day at Oklahoma Capitol hit by anti-Islamic protests
27 Feb 2015 - "If they had a sword, they'd cut your head off," protesters shouted. Some carried signs saying "Islam equals Death."
Iran cleric vows to 'raise flag of Islam on White House' to avenge Israeli attack
27 Feb 2015 - The cleric, Ali Shirazi, made the remarks to the official Revolutionary Guards web site.
Leonard Nimoy, known as Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
27 Feb 2015 -
'US will be able to detect Iranian sprint to nuclear bomb,' ex-Obama aide says
27 Feb 2015 - Dennis Ross told Channel 2 that the agreement being discussed would enable Western officials to perform "anytime, anywhere inspections."
US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to water grid
27 Feb 2015 - Israel's decision to provide the Palestinian city of Rawabi with water is a welcome development, The State Department said on Friday.
PLO offers qualified praise for Italian parliament vote on Palestine
27 Feb 2015 - Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state.
Iraqi Kurdistan's Texas oil tanker unloads in Israel
27 Feb 2015 - Ship-tracking data this week showed the tanker sailing fully-laden towards the Israeli port of Ashkelon before its satellite transponder was turned off on Feb 22.
Italian parliament approves symbolic recognition of Palestine
27 Feb 2015 - Italy's Chamber of Deputies voted by 300 to 45 to pass the motion presented by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD).
With Gaza war in rear-view mirror, Southern residents brace for another round
27 Feb 2015 - Six months on from Operation Protective Edge, insecurity, trauma and mourning linger in Gaza border communities.
WATCH: Michael Oren channels President Frank Underwood in latest Kulanu campaign ad
27 Feb 2015 - If Michael Oren’s political career doesn’t bear fruit, perhaps he might consider Hollywood as his next challenge.
Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel
27 Feb 2015 - Netanyahu defends his Congress speech in an interview to a haredi radio station.
ONE ON ONE: A professional woman
27 Feb 2015 - Against the backdrop of ‘Bottlegate,’ the ‘Magazine’ sits down with Sara Netanyahu – to meet the very human wife, mother and educational psychologist behind the figure the press loves to hate.
Tel Aviv marathon cancelled midway due to heat after 75 runners injured
27 Feb 2015 - 75 runners treated by MDA for injuries; 15 taken to the hospital; 2 in serious condition.
Nadia Hilu, first female Christian MK, dies at 61
27 Feb 2015 - Hilu was a deputy speaker of the 17th Knesset.
Jordan takes no chances in confronting native Jihadis
27 Feb 2015 - ISIS burning of Jordanian pilot shakes troubled kingdom as government steps up security crackdown, arrests of jihadis.
Iran nuclear deal, ISIS threat stimulating Sunni powers to unite - even with Israel
26 Feb 2015 - Arab leaders and officials have been meeting frequently in past weeks, likely discussing the threat of Islamic State and the Iranian threat.
'Post' poll finds 41% blame Netanyahu for housing crisis
26 Feb 2015 - Asked how the crisis impacts their vote, 47% said it had a significant or very significant impact.
Rawabi, the first new Palestinian city, can finally open its doors
26 Feb 2015 - PMO announces that Israel’s Water Authority will hook Rawabi up to its grid.
Fresh faces set to step up for Israel’s Davis Cup tie in Romania
26 Feb 2015 - Edan Leshem, who will celebrate his 18th birthday in three weeks, was called up to the squad for the first time, filling the space vacated following Andy Ram’s retirement.

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