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EU Chief Calls For Renewal of Peace Talks
29 May 2015 - EU foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini is calling on Israel and Palestine to resume peace talks, saying the situation on the ground is "unsustainable." ...
Activists Confront "Jerusalem Hug" March
29 May 2015 - Activists confronted participants in the so-called "Jerusalem Hug" march, in which Palestinian and Israelis participated in Jerusalem, on Thursday. ...
Israeli Minister Aims to Impose 20-year Sentence for Throwing Stones
29 May 2015 - Israeli Minister Ayelet Shaked has proposed a sentence of 20 years in prison for Palestinian boys throwing stones at Israeli forces, reports Days of Palestine. ...
14 Palestinian families in Jordan Valley receive demolition orders from Israeli military
29 May 2015 - As Israeli settlement expansion continues in the eastern part of the West Bank, in the Jordan Valley, another set of eviction/demolition notices were issued by the Israeli military authorities to Palestinian families on Thursday. ...
Soldiers Invade al-Yamoun, And The Jenin Refugee Camp
29 May 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, various neighborhoods in the al-Yamoun town, and the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin. Two Palestinians kidnapped in Ramallah and Hebron, on Thursday evening. ...
Cover Up: American Millionaire Funded Transfer of WB Church to Settlers
29 May 2015 - A Swedish company established in 2007 was used to cover up the sale and transfer of a West Bank church compound to settlers funded by American millionaire Irving Moskowitz, Israeli media reports. ...
Israeli Forces Close Door to Ibrahimi Mosque
29 May 2015 - Israeli forces closed, on Wednesday, a door leading to the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of Hebron, said the mosque caretaker. ...
Palestinian Man Dies Of Wounds Suffered Last Year In Gaza
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Land Confiscated from Jerusalem Village
29 May 2015 - Israel confiscated eight dunams of land from the occupied East Jerusalem village of Issawiya, Thursday. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel reaches compromise, staving off Palestinian FIFA expulsion bid
Earlier in the day, pro-Palestinian protesters waved red cards at FIFA representatives and chanted 'Israel out!' before being escorted out of the hall.
Cyprus police foil planned Hezbollah attacks against Israeli targets in Europe
Israeli authorities updated regarding alleged plan by suspected Hezbollah operative to target Israelis and Jewish sites, including synagogues.
WATCH: Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt Blatter at FIFA Congress
Hours before soccer body will vote on whether to expel Israel, two protesters interrupted opening address, waving red cards at representatives and chanting 'Israel out!'
2016 Republican presidential hopefuls woo Adelson at NYC gala
Ted Cruz, Chris Christie attack President Obama's Iran policy, promise stronger support for Israel at event attended by wealthy Jewish GOP donors.
Unemployed drone operator? Shin Bet has a gig for you
Security service puts job listing on website, calling for someone 'able to work under pressure, in conditions involving vagueness and uncertainty.'
Military investigator charged with assault on handcuffed soldier
Indicted for repeatedly hitting, kicking soldier; two other soldiers charged for falsifying report of incident, another for failing to do enough to stop it.
Bibi's narrow coalition starting to close in
The strain of operating a government with the slenderest of majorities manifested itself this week with new portfolios, compensation packages and furious mayors.
French FM to travel to Israel, Palestinian territories in June to revive peace process
Fabius seeks to persuade all sides to accept a French UN Security Council resolution that would set parameters for talks.
Chief U.S. negotiator in Iran nuclear talks to leave State Dept. shortly after deadline
Her departure will leave big gap in U.S. team, which will have to manage arrangements for rolling back sanctions and monitoring Iran's compliance if deal struck.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham vows ‘violent pushback’ to protect Israel in UN
Presumed presidential hopeful visits Israel to declare support for ‘our best friend.'
President Rivlin says he's not opposed to negotiations with Hamas
Rivlin also says that Israel and the world need to find a way to end the stalemate in Gaza and rehabilitate the strip.
Tony Blair resigns as Quartet's Mideast envoy
The Quarter - which includes the U.S., the European Union, Russia and the United Nations — appointed the former British prime minister to the post in 2007 with the goal of helping develop the Palestinian economy and institutions.
Hamas arrests Islamic Jihad activists for rocket fire
Palestinian sources in Gaza confirm the Israeli assessment that the firing was the consequence of Islamic Jihad in-fighting.
Israel warns Gaza will pay 'heavy price' if rocket fire continues
Israeli strikes target Gaza after rocket fired at south on Tuesday night.
Gazan rocket shows the quiet isn’t so quiet
Israel, like Hamas, doesn’t currently want another war. But nonetheless, it is unlikely to let Tuesday's rocket-fire pass with no response.
Israeli army confirms: At least one rocket hit the south
Israel Defense Forces says rocket was fired from Gaza Strip; no injuries or damage reported.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Israeli Naval Forces Wounded Three Fishers, Including a Child
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 May 2015)
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  International Solidarity Movement
 
Surviving in Gaza's caravan houses
5/27/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernández, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The family El Najjar was expelled during the Nakba from the Palestinian village of Salamah. This village was the subject of a total ethnic cleansing by the Zionist colonizers. Nowadays just ten houses remain from the almost...
  Aljazeera
 
Syria: A Country Divided
05/29/2015 - Weakened by years of war, Assad's government now controls only a sliver of Syrian territory.
Deadly car explosion near Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia
05/29/2015 - Four reported dead in blast outside mosque in Damman in Qatif province, in attack claimed by ISIL.
French Open: Federer continues smooth progress
05/29/2015 - Former world number one moves in fourth round; Ivanovic seals progress in women's draw
Blatter confident as FIFA set to elect next president
05/29/2015 - Final day of the FIFA Congress will see 209 members elect new head for the next four years.
Palestinians drop bid to have FIFA suspend Israel
05/29/2015 - Head of Palestine FA says he was persuaded to back down from motion "but it does not mean I give up the resistance".
Magazine: The girls of the Lord's Resistance Army
05/29/2015 - Ugandan women who were abducted as children by the LRA share their stories of rape, torture and abandonment.
Blatter calls for unity at FIFA congress amid chaos
05/29/2015 - World football's governing body to vote on new president as criminal investigations continue into alleged corruption.
Former Vietnam War refugees sympathise with migrants
05/29/2015 - Vietnamese who took dangerous sea journey recount their ordeal as they show concern for persecuted Rohingyas in Myanmar.
  Daily Star
 
Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA
29 May 2015 The Palestine Football Association (PFA) dropped its motion asking for Israel to be suspended by FIFA
Swiss media conference moved due to security risk: police
29 May 2015 A conference featuring Egypt's most famous satirist and the editor of a Danish paper which published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has been moved because of a 'heightened risk'
Palestinian refugees from Syria protest UNRWA housing stipends suspension
29 May 2015 Dozens of Palestinian refugees who fled the Syrian war to Lebanon held a protest Friday in the southern city of Sidon to protest UNRWA’s decision to cut accommodation aid to refugee families over lack of funds
  YNet News
 
EU imposes sanctions on top Syrian military intelligence official
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Take Netanyahu at his word on negotiations
29 May 2015 - Why do so many people rush to believe Abbas' peace declarations but not his comments to the Palestinians but the opposite when it comes to the Israeli PM? ....
Croatia festival to stage Houellebecq play despite security concerns
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UN nuke agency reports that Iran probe stalled
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Bomb threat reported at FIFA's congress meeting in Zurich
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Lebanese-Canadian arrested with explosive chemicals in Cyprus
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US diplomat: Many Holocaust survivors live in poverty
29 May 2015 - Advisor to American secretary of state says substantial number of 500,000 Shoah survivors worldwide need urgent help to live a dignified life in their last years. ....
Rajoub is riding the right horse
29 May 2015 - Op-ed: The Palestinian Football Association chairman is taking advantage of the automatic anti-Israel majority at international institutions to position himself as a fighter against racism; there is no greater absurdity, but this absurdity is winning. ....
Military memories: How the IDF withdrew from the symbol of the Lebanon security zone
28 May 2015 - 15 years on, IDF troops recall using six tons of explosives to decimate their outpost. 'We didn't want to see Hezbollah waving anything with an IDF logo.' ....
Dissidents: N Korean nuclear and missile experts visit Iran
28 May 2015 - Exile group claims North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited Iranian military site; Islamic Republic denies allegation. ....
IDF troops in hot water for Eurovision dance
28 May 2015 - Five combat soldiers confined to base for 21 days after video of them dancing to 'Golden Boy' becomes a viral hit; IDF: The background was the problem. ....
Netanyahu: Effort to hurt Israel will destroy FIFA
28 May 2015 - Prime minister warns global soccer organization and Blatter that Israel would resist Palestinians' suspension proposal 'unequivocally'. ....
Rebbes: Rocket fired at Ashdod because of Shabbat desecration
28 May 2015 - Leaders of Hasidic movements of Sadigura and Shomrei Emunim say rocket fired from Gaza on Tuesday night must be seen as a 'message from Heaven' against violations of Jewish day of rest at local shopping center. ....
The Foreign Ministry? No, the Ministry of Divine Promises
27 May 2015 - Op-ed: As far as Tzipi Hotovely is concerned, her job as deputy foreign minister is to tell diplomats what her friends in the Yesha Council want to hear. ....
Israeli, US Jewish leaders discuss Jewish solidarity in polarization times
27 May 2015 - Annual Jewish People Policy Institute brainstorming conference in Long Island focuses on changing relationships in Jerusalem-Washington-US Jewry triangle and on Jewish values and use of force in armed conflict. ....
Rocket fire challenging Israeli and Hamas leaderships
27 May 2015 - Analysis: The Grad rocket fired into Israel on Tuesday night may have been a message from Hamas' military wing to the organization's political leadership, but it was also a reminder that Israel's new government must adopt a strategy against the occasional rocket fire as soon as possible. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 29 May 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 29 May 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 29 May 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 29 May 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 29 May 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
New West Bank settlement casts light on clandestine role of international support for settlers
Mondoweiss 29 May 2015 - Driving south from Bethlehem to Hebron on Route 60, a main settler road in the Occupied West Bank, is Beit al-Baraka, an old church compound made up of eight buildings built from Jerusalem yellow stone. It sits just to the north of Al Arroub refugee camp and for...
Saudi security foils terrorist attack on Dammam mosque
Asharq Alawsat ME News 29 May 2015 - Saudi security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the Shi’ite Al-Anoud mosque in the coastal city of Dammam on May 29, 2015. (AFP) Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat —Saudi security forces have foiled a terrorist attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the eastern city...
US and Israeli pressure on Nigeria to sell out Palestine at U.N. amounted to ‘national security threat’
Mondoweiss 29 May 2015 - You may recall that last December the Security Council considered a resolution to call for an end to the occupation, and that the motion failed because it only got eight yes votes. Nigeria abstained after it had been expected to support the resolution. Now Nigerian Foreign...
Iraq: Nineveh governor sacked following ISIS advances
Asharq Alawsat ME News 29 May 2015 - Nineveh Governor Atheel Al-Nujaifi. (Asharq Al-Awsat) Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat —Against the backdrop of the ongoing advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Nineveh governorate in Iraq, a political storm has broken out that resulted in the dismissal of Nineveh governor Atheel...
Despite differences, US showers Israel’s new right-wing government with arms and favors
Mondoweiss 29 May 2015 - Only a few weeks into Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government, the intense strain of trying to square its members’ zealotry with Israel’s need to improve its international standing is already starkly evident. The conundrum was laid out clearly by Tzipi Hotovely, a young political ally of Netanyahu’s...
Houthis must comply with UN resolutions before any dialogue: Yemen president
Asharq Alawsat ME News 29 May 2015 - In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 file photo, provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi (L) walks with Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as Hadi arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/SPA, File) Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat —Yemen’s exiled...
Israel Supreme Court: Bedouin have no indigenous rights
+972 Magazine 29 May 2015 - A recent Supreme Court ruling refusing to recognize Bedouin land rights sets a legal precedent for the state to endlessly appropriate Palestinian lands.  A Bedouin man confronts Israeli policemen during the destruction of the unrecognized village of Al-Araqib (photo: Activestills) Israel’s Supreme Court made a significant...
For girls joining radicals, Syria is one-way journey
Arab News 29 May 2015 - Fri, 2015-05-29 01:26 PARIS: When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of...
Syria rebels capture last government-held town in Idlib province
Asharq Alawsat ME News 29 May 2015 - Residents flee the northwestern city of Ariha, after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the area in Idlib province on May 29, 2015. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah) Amman, Reuters—The Syrian army has pulled back from the northwestern city of Ariha after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the...
Expulsion or not, Palestinians can declare victory at FIFA
+972 Magazine 29 May 2015 - As the vote on the possible expulsion of Israel from FIFA draws nearer, the Israeli delegation suddenly decides to discuss easing restrictions on Palestinian players, who just yesterday were deemed ‘security threats.’ What gives? FIFA Chairman Sepp Blatter. Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub has spent...
Iran hardliners crack down on freedom of speech
BBC 28 May 2015 - Iranian hardliners put pressure on universities
Activists target `normalization` march in Jerusalem
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2015 - Ma`an News Agency - "Head of Fatah`s Jerusalem youth council Ahmad al-Ghoul told Ma`an that Palestinian participants in the march -- from the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, and Tulkarem -- were deceived into joining it by luring them with permits to enter Jerusalem....
Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home in Silwan
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2015 - IMEMC - "Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town in Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under construction Palestinian home.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers invaded Wad Qaddoum neighborhood, and demolished the...
The untold story of Israeli military exports to South Sudan
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2015 - Adv. Itai Mack and Idan Landau - +972 " Since South Sudan’s independence, Israel has continuously sold it weapons, military training, homeland security and surveillance technology. The only problem? They are being used to commit war crimes and potential crimes against humanity." ca
Media`s Deafening Silence Over West`s and Israel`s Alliance With al-Qaeda in Syria
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2015 - John Hilley - Information Clearing House "independent journalist Asa Winstanley: For several years now there have been propaganda reports in the Israeli press about how Israel is supposedly playing a purely "humanitarian" role in the Syrian war, by treating civilians and sending them back. But this...
Israel to demolish electricity grid, water well in Hebron village
Occupation Magazine 28 May 2015 - Ma`an News Agency - "The Israeli authorities delivered a demolition order to an electricity grid and water well in the western Hebron village of al-Kum on Monday. Local Ismail al-Rujoub said that Israeli forces stormed the village and delivered the orders for an electricity grid of...
Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'
BBC 28 May 2015 - An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.
WATCH: Police brutality in East Jerusalem mini-market
+972 Magazine 28 May 2015 - All the Salman family wanted to do was sit in their grocery store and have a nice lunch. That all changed when police stormed the place, tasered one and arrested three. By Michael Salisbury-Coresh On Tuesday May 26, Israeli Police arrested a group of Palestinians without entry...
Len Blavatnik's RGE Group to buy Channel 10
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - RGE will inject NIS 200 million into the Israeli commercial TV station for a 51% stake.
Israel Corp. share sale doubles Bank Leumi's profit
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - Leumi made a NIS 1.171 billion first quarter profit, compared with a NIS 565 million profit in the first quarter of 2014.
Israel Chemicals signs agreement with workers
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - 40 workers will be laid off and 100 put on early retirement, thus ending the 3-month strike.
King Salman humanitarian center, UNICEF begin delivering aid to Yemen, refugees
Asharq Alawsat ME News 28 May 2015 - UNICEF representative in Yemen Julien Harneis visits a vaccination storage center at the Ministry of Health in Sana’a on May 27, 2015. (Reuters/Mohamed Al-Sayaghi) Riyadh and Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat —The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works and UNICEF have begun joint efforts to deliver...
ARM set to acquire Sansa Security for $85m
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - ARM may make the company, which develops mobile and flash memory security solutions, into its Israel development center.
‘Heart-wrenching, harrowing, transfixing’ — NYT needs to end blackout on Blumenthal
Mondoweiss 28 May 2015 - Max Blumenthal has a book coming out on the Gaza onslaught of last summer, called The 51 Day War , and it’s just gotten a rave review in Publishers Weekly : Blumenthal’s ( Republican Gomorrah ) latest is a heart-wrenching narrative of being caught in the middle of wartime…. Blumenthal,...
Israel’s president calls BDS a ‘strategic threat’
+972 Magazine 28 May 2015 - The resources and attention Israel’s government is investing in fighting BDS indicates that the Palestinian-led boycott movement is making serious inroads. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin holds an ‘emergency discussion’ about academic boycott with the heads of Israeli universities and colleges at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem,...
Turning Lebanon into Gaza — Israel’s hole card against Iran deal?
Mondoweiss 28 May 2015 - Many observers have expressed concern that Israel could sabotage the Iran deal: fomenting a war with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and soon, so that the Israel lobby flips out in the U.S. and Iran and the United States are suddenly at dagger points rather than at...
Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS'
BBC 28 May 2015 - Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.
Our Readers Say …
This Week In Palestine 28 May 2015 - “… Since we’re practically building a nation from scratch, banks in this country have an obligation towards the small- and medium-sized business owners. More people need opportunities to thrive, and I hope that our banks are meeting this obligation”. – Sari Sakakini (Ramallah, 33) ….. “…...
The Fifth Riwaq Biennale
This Week In Palestine 28 May 2015 - June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2016 Courtesy of RIWAQ Cinema Sayyara! A project by Phil Collins May 19 – June 16, 2015, 9:00 p.m. daily You are sitting in a car, but not your own car. You actually have no idea whose car this is....
Will Iran's new mortgage plan stimulate housing market?
Al-Monitor 28 May 2015 - New plans to increase the ceiling for mortgages in Iran creates unnecessary bureaucracies and is not enough to stimulate demand in the housing market.
To Have Trust in our Economy
This Week In Palestine 28 May 2015 - “The word crucial does not come close to describing the significance of such a corporation. For an occupied third-world country with no national currency, such a corporation is a step towards enhancing the economy and financial stability in Palestine,” said Zaher Hammouz, the managing director of...
Managing Headwinds
This Week In Palestine 28 May 2015 - Photo by Mohamad Zarandah. This last year has been a very challenging period for the Palestinian Authority (PA), with conflict in Gaza and political tensions that started in the second half of 2014 complicating economic management. The West Bank and Gaza economies contracted for the first...
Investing in our Palestine of Opportunities
This Week In Palestine 28 May 2015 - Palestine’s stock exchange, its listed companies, and its banking system are ahead of many of its peers in the MENA region. Its GDP has risen 50 percent since the beginning of 2007, and is expected to beat the forecasts for the MENA region during the next...
Iran MPs try to sidestep Guardian Council oversight
Al-Monitor 28 May 2015 - Iranian MPs attempted to pass a bill that would reduce the Guardian Council's powers in the 2016 parliamentary elections.
Kahlon's election promise blunder
Al-Monitor 28 May 2015 - Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon won 10 Knesset seats after promising to dismantle monopolies and share more equally natural resources, but this promise is now questioned in view of his friendship with a leading Israeli businessman.
Two Israeli mayors consider leadership run
Al-Monitor 28 May 2015 - Two mayors, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, are contemplating challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog.
VIDEO: Palestinians want Israel football ban
BBC 28 May 2015 - The Palestinian Football Association is asking Fifa to suspend Israel from world football, just as it once suspended apartheid South Africa and Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia.
Iranian state turns matchmaker
BBC 27 May 2015 - Can a state-run dating site reduce young divorce in Iran?
Why can’t Israelis just be nice to each other?
+972 Magazine 27 May 2015 - A manager at the Interior Ministry commits suicide days after being publicly shamed on Facebook for alleged racism against a black Israeli woman. What will it take for us to start treating each other like human beings first? Last week, a black Israeli woman went to...
First interest expressed in IMI privatization tender
Globes Aerospace & Defense 27 May 2015 - 4-5 Israeli and foreign groups are expected to express interest in acquiring Israel Military Industries.
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Palestine Football Association drops bid to ban Israel from FIFA
Middle East Eye 29 May 2015 - Language Undefined Head of the Palestine Football Association Jibril Rajoub says the group has dropped the bid to ban Israel from FIFA
Cyprus bomb suspect reportedly linked to Hezbollah
Middle East Eye 29 May 2015 - Language Undefined Israeli source says arrest is 'proof of Iran's involvement in terror'
Pentagon report says West, Gulf states and Turkey foresaw emergence of ‘IS’
Middle East Eye 29 May 2015 - A US intelligence report reveals that Western support for Syria’s rebels aided and abetted the rise of the ‘Islamic State’ - and the Pentagon won’t deny it
Four killed in fresh suicide attack on Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam
Middle East Eye 29 May 2015 - Language Undefined Four people have been confirmed killed by a bombing attack in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province capital of Dammam
Lost mines, oil fields further shrink Syrian government coffers
Middle East Eye 29 May 2015 - Language Undefined Credit lines from Iran - and dwindling customs and income taxes - are now Syria's only revenue flows, say analysts
Crowd besieges Mauritanian president's motorcade over jailed activists
Middle East Eye 29 May 2015 - Language Undefined The demonstrations against President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz were over three anti-slavery activists jailed since January
Shadowy Web Site Creates Blacklist of Pro-Palestinian Activists
The Forward New 27 May 2015 - A new website is publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists in hopes of preventing them from getting jobs after they graduate. Is the so-called Canary Mission just a modern-day blacklist?
Bitter Feud Erupts Over Hungary's Sweetest Wine
The Forward New 26 May 2015 - Hungary’s signature wine is a sweet nectar called Tokaji. Why won’t the owners recognize the Jewish family that once ran the vineyard †and was almost wiped out in the Holocaust?
Houston Jewish Community Scrambles To Cope With Flooding
The Forward New 26 May 2015 - As floods triggered by days of heavy rain overwhelm Houston, the city’s Jewish community is scrambling to rescue those stranded by the fast-rising water.
After 13 Years in Storage, Treasured Jewish Art Collection Heads to Cincinnati
The Forward New 29 May 2015 - B’nai B’rith International’s dream of a D.C. Jewish museum is dead. But, after 13 years in storage in suburban Maryland, the famed Klutznick collection will finally go back on public view †500 miles away in Cincinnati.
Synagogues Fight Over for Whom the Bells Toll
The Forward New 28 May 2015 - Two of America’s most venerable synagogues are set for a courtroom battle over a pair of silver Torah bells valued at $7 million. The nasty fight could determine whether one of the congregations survives.
South Africa: Families Named Islamic State's Newest Recruits
allAfrica.com 29 May 2015 - [Al Jazeera] Johannesburg -At least 23 South African citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL), raising concerns of recruitment activity among the country's sizeable Muslim community, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.
South Africa: Everything You Need to Know About Al Jazeera's Report On South Africans Joining Isil
allAfrica.com 29 May 2015 - [The Daily Vox] On Friday, an Al Jazeera investigation revealed that at least 23 South Africans have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State and the Levant (Isil) group. Now we know what you are thinking: why would anyone leave the comfort of DStv to...
Morocco: Alkarama Urges UN to Intervene Urgently to Stop Extradition of Syrian Asylum Seeker
allAfrica.com 29 May 2015 - [Alkarama] On 23 May 2015, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) asking it to urgently intervene with the Morocco authorities so they take interim measures to stop the extradition to Saudi Arabia of Abdul Rahman Alhaj Ali - a Syrian...
Africa: Kuwait Conference Reiterates Condemnation of Terrorism, Advocates Combination of Efforts Against Extremism
allAfrica.com 29 May 2015 - [Algerie Presse Service] Kuwait City -The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reiterated Thursday in Kuwait City its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and called for joint efforts at the regional and international level to fight against terrorism and...
Egypt: Egypt, Jordan Sign 10 Cooperation Protocols
allAfrica.com 29 May 2015 - [Egypt Online] Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his Jordanian counterpart Abdullah Ensour attended the signing of 10 cooperation protocols and executive programs, including a memorandum of understanding in the field of irrigation and water resources.
Algeria: Lamamra Holds Talks With Qatari Counterpart On Cooperation, Situation in Arab Countries
allAfrica.com 29 May 2015 - [Algerie Presse Service] Kuwait -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra has held discussions, Thursday in Kuwait City, with his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah on the prospects for bilateral cooperation, particularly in the energy field, in addition to the...
May 13-30 Exhibit: Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism
Rachel Corrie Foundation 27 May 2015 - Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism Exhibit runs May 13th-30th at  Obsidian Olympia, WA Join us for opening night of Boycott! The Art of Economic activism, a traveling exhibit of 58 posters highlighting diverse historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present. We will be joined by...
June 2: Action Alert! Urge Lawmakers to Attend Briefing on Israel’s Mistreatment of Children
Rachel Corrie Foundation 26 May 2015 - Action Alert: Invite your legislator now to the June 2nd Congressional Briefing! Every year, hundreds of Palestinian children-some as young as 12 years old-are detained and arrested in an Israeli military detention system where ill treatment and abuse is widespread. Many are taken from their families in night...
Teva to pay $1.2b to settle Provigil case
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - The US FTC fine is to compensate insurance companies, pharmacies, and retailers that paid more for an original drug.
ARM set to acquire Sansa Security for $85m
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - ARM may make the company, which develops mobile and flash memory security solutions, into its Israel development center.
Len Blavatnik's RGE Group to buy Channel 10
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - RGE will inject NIS 200 million into the Israeli commercial TV station for a 51% stake.
Thu: Tel Aviv 25 Index down 2.2% for week
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - Migdal and Leumi fell sharply after reporting their financials.
Israel Chemicals signs agreement with workers
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - 40 workers will be laid off and 100 put on early retirement, thus ending the 3-month strike.
Katz: We'll arrest striking port workers as criminals
Globes Main News 28 May 2015 - Minister of Transport: If they don't obey the emergency court orders, we'll demand that they be arrested.
First interest expressed in IMI privatization tender
Globes Aerospace & Defense 27 May 2015 - 4-5 Israeli and foreign groups are expected to express interest in acquiring Israel Military Industries.
Congress is Close to Passing Pro-Settlement Legislation
Arab American Institute 26 May 2015 - A two-sentence amendment steeped in the controversy of the "Fast Track" trade bill and a House Customs bill will potentially rewrite U.S. policy regarding Israel's settlements, and stands to burden U.S. businesses with extraordinary restrictions and reporting on their relationships with any partner that participates in...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 29 May 2015 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 29 May 2015 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 29 May 2015 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 29 May 2015 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 29 May 2015 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 29 May 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
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  Ma'an News
 
Private Palestinian land in Jerusalem slated for confiscation
5/28/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) - Israeli authorities on Wednesday morning left posters in the occupied East Jerusalem town of al-Isawiya notifyingowners that the property is needed for urgent military purposes for two and a half years. The confiscation order comes amid increasing incidents...
Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in the Negev
5/28/2015 - NEGEV (Ma'an) -- In an ongoing campaign by Israeli authorities to push Bedouin communities from the Negev, Israeli bulldozers demolished the home of Ali Hammad Abu Rabia in the Makhul village Thursday, locals said. His home is the third belonging to...
Gaza man succumbs to wounds suffered during last Gaza war
5/28/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian from Gaza succumbed to wounds he suffered during the Israeli war on Gaza last summer, locals said Thursday.   Local sources said Saed al-Nadi, 55, from Jabaliya was receiving treatment in al-Wafaa hospital until he passed...
American millionaire funded transfer of West Bank church to settlers
5/28/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) --A Swedish company established in 2007 was used to cover up the sale and transfer of a West Bank church compound to settlers funded by American millionaire Irving Moskowitz, Israeli media reports. Spotlight has been held on the...
Palestinians refuse to back down on Israel FIFA vote
5/28/2015 - ZURICH (AFP) -- Palestine's football chief on Wednesday continued his refusal to back down on a threatened vote to suspend Israel from football's governing body after talks with increasingly desperate FIFA president Sepp Blatter."Nothing has changed, the vote...
Israel president wouldn't rule out Hamas talks
5/28/2015 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin appeared to challenge a longstanding taboo on talks with Hamas on Wednesday, saying he favored dialogue with everybody. The role of president is largely ceremonial, but when during a tour of northern Israel a reporter asked...
PA football chief 'open' as Israel vote looms at FIFA
5/28/2015 - ZURICH (AFP) -- Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub on Thursday appeared to soften his stance on a threatened vote at the FIFA congress to expel Israel from world football's governing body."We remain open until the last moment," Palestinian FA president...
Israel prevents DFLP official from traveling via Erez
5/28/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities prevented Saleh Zeidan, member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine's politburo, from traveling via the Erez crossing to Jerusalem for medical treatment in the al-Maqasid Hospital on Thursday. The DFLP...
Mogherini calls for resuming Palestinian-Israeli peace process
5/28/2015 - BRUSSELS (AFP) -- EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Wednesday on Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace negotiations, saying the situation on the ground was "not sustainable."Mogherini issued the remarks after eyewitnesses said the Israeli air force carried out four...
Palestine ambassador to Russia leaves role for Turkey
5/28/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Ambassador of Palestine to Russia, Faed Mustafa, will leave Moscow to Ankara Friday, where he will submit his credentials as ambassador of Palestine to Turkey. Mustafa told Ma'an he "is leaving Moscow as relations between Palestine...
Activists target 'normalization' march in Jerusalem
5/28/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Activists confronted participants in the so-called "Jerusalem hug" march in which Palestinian and Israelis participated in Jerusalem on Thursday.  Palestinians from Jerusalem gathered near Damascus Gate, where the march took place, and started telling Palestinian participants in the...
IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theater
5/28/2015 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theater of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the militants claimed to have abolished when...
Iraq 'exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves'
5/28/2015 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by militants near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister said Thursday."We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher...
  The Guardian
 
Palestinians withdraw call to suspend Israel from Fifa
29 May 2015 - Sepp Blatter overrules attempt to refer status of Israeli clubs to UN, prompting Palestinian Football Association to drop suspension motion The Palestinian Football Association...
Little wonder that my dreams in Nablus are so disturbing | Giles Fraser: Loose canon
29 May 2015 - One features dominion, another separation. It’s no surprise that one academic describes Israel’s West Bank policy not as petty apartheid, but grand apartheid It...
Palestine's abandoned parliament – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 46
29 May 2015 - Started after Isreal and the PLO signed the Oslo accords 20 years ago, the empty building now embodies the dashed hopes of the failed...
Palestinian Football Association to push ahead for Israel's suspension from Fifa
29 May 2015 - Issue on agenda at Fifa’s congress in Zurich after Israel refuses to budge on Palestinian demand to suspend Israeli teams based in the occupied...
What has Blair achieved during his time as Middle East peace envoy? - video report
27 May 2015 - Tony Blair is to step down next month as special representative of the quartet of international powers seeking a peace agreement between Israel and...
Website targets pro-Palestinian students in effort to harm job prospects
27 May 2015 - Shadowy body accused of ‘McCarthyist tactics’ and ‘open racism’ Canary Mission names 54 students and academics linked to BDS campaign An unknown group has...
Tony Blair resigns as Middle East peace envoy
27 May 2015 - Former British PM has written to UN chief to confirm resignation from job he took in 2007 Tony Blair is to step down next...
US likely to boost defence aid to Israel in wake of Iran nuclear talks – reports
29 May 2015 - Existing $3bn package may rise to $3.7bn after the existing deal expires in 2017, says unnamed US official US defence aid to Israel is...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Rank and File / Israelis sing the blues
Ha'aretz - 29 May 2015
Knesset panel to advance bill against stone throwing
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Jailed Israeli crime boss claims he’s suicidal
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Shortage of judges keeps religious court closed, thousands in limbo
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Corruption scandal involving lawyer extends to teachers union
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Israel Arab arrested for pro-ISIS Facebook posts
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Christian school students in Israel protest for more funding
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Wildcat strike at seaports to end Thursday night after deal reached
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Netanyahu: Israel isn’t perfect, but it is on par with world’s great democracies
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Man seriously wounded in suspected gangland attack
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Rivlin: Academic boycotts against Israel are first-rate strategic threat
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Palestinians demand: Ban settlement-based soccer teams or face FIFA vote
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
African-American converts finally recognized as Jews in Israel
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
After 'Facebook suicide,' Israeli legislators demand harsher libel law
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Accused Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox 'cult leader' barred from teaching girls
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Palestinian charged with murder of Polish tourist in Nazareth
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
'Israel's Burning Man' festival damages archaeological site
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Public fight puts end to mining at Arava sand dunes
Ha'aretz - 28 May 2015
Fifth soldier charged in rape scandal at Israel Air Force base
Ha'aretz - 27 May 2015
Sentence stiffened for wife who slashed husband
Ha'aretz - 27 May 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Gaza power plant to stop Friday
29 May 2015 - The energy and natural resources authority in the Gaza Strip has warned that the power plant in Gaza will shut down on Friday evening because of the shrinking fuel supplies.
Israel releases Gazan prisoner after 12 years in jail
29 May 2015 - The Israeli prison authority on Thursday evening released a Palestinian prisoner from the Gaza Strip after spending 12 years in detention.
Family of sick woman appeals for her release from Israeli jail
29 May 2015 - The family of a female prisoner from Nablus city has appealed to international human rights groups to intervene for her release from Hasharon jail as a result of her worsening health condition.
IOF kidnaps senior member of Polytechnic's student council
29 May 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday kidnapped the secretary of the financial committee at the student council of Palestine Polytechnic university upon his arrival at the entrance to his town.
Hamas delegation visits gov't offices in Khan Younis
29 May 2015 - A delegation from Hamas's public relations department in Khan Younis district on Thursday visited a number of government institutions to promote relations with them.
Egypt re-closes Rafah crossing until further notice
28 May 2015 - The Egyptian authorities re-closed on Thursday the Rafah border crossing after opening for three days only in one direction.
219 Gazan refugee families to receive support from UNRWA
28 May 2015 - UNRWA declared in a statement Thursday that more than US$ 282,500 in funding, available for cash assistance for rental subsidies, repair works and reintegration grants, will reach 219 refugee families across the Gaza Strip.
France: There is no peace without justice for Palestinians
28 May 2015 - There is no peace and security without justice for the Palestinians, France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday.
Palestinian dies of Gaza war wounds
28 May 2015 - A Palestinian citizen called Said al-Nadi died on Thursday of injuries sustained in Israeli last summer’s aggression on Gaza.
Bahar calls on UN not to respond to Israeli pressure
28 May 2015 - Dr. Ahmad Bahar called on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon not to respond to the Israeli severe pressure which aims not to blacklist the Israeli army.
IOA to demolish 15 homes in Jordan Valley
28 May 2015 - Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) issued demolition notices to raze 15 Palestinian houses in middle Jordan Valley.
Israel sentences Palestinian prisoner to 14 months for supporting Gaza
28 May 2015 - Israel sentenced a Palestinian prisoner to 14 months just for participating in solidarity activities with Gaza during last summer’s Israeli war on the Strip.
Qatar Ambassador arrives in Gaza to follow up reconstruction
28 May 2015 - Gaza reconstruction official in Qatar Mohammad al-Ammadi arrived in Gaza at noon Thursday in order to follow up the reconstruction and to open a number of projects sponsored by Qatar.
State of tension prevails in Eshel prison
28 May 2015 - A state of tension has prevailed among Palestinian prisoners held in Eshel prison after Israeli Prison Services (IPS) transferred prisoner Muamar Sharhrouri to Nafha prison, Palestinian sources reported.
UN recommendation to blacklist Israeli army
28 May 2015 - The UN special representative for children and armed conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui has recommended to blacklist Israeli army along with terror organizations which are involved in war crimes against children, Israeli media reports said Thursday.
Religious freedom in Ibrahimi Mosque: Struggle for survival
28 May 2015 - “History will always remember that Muslims in the occupied Palestinian territories were even banned from performing their call to prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque. This is just a scar on Israel’s face,” a Muslim worshiper told a PIC journalist with tears in his eyes.
IOA takes over 8 dunums of lands in Issawiya town
28 May 2015 - The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) issued on Wednesday military notifications to take over eight dunums in Issawiya town in occupied Jerusalem.
Summonses, arrests, injuries reported in IOF assaults across W.Bank
28 May 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday stormed the Dheisha refugee camp, in the southern West Bank province of Bethlehem, and summoned a Palestinian youngster for interrogation.
IOF storms east of Jenin
28 May 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening stormed and combed different areas east of Jenin city and established a makeshift checkpoint.
Khudari: Donor meetings on Gaza useless without pressing Israel
28 May 2015 - MP Jamal al-Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, belittled the ability of donor countries convening in the Belgian capital Brussels to take concrete steps for the reconstruction of Gaza.
  IRIN
 
The case that exposes Jordan's deportation double standards
AMMAN 25 May 2015 (IRIN) - The case of Wael al-Sahlee, who was nearly sent deported to Syria last week after spending two weeks sleeping in an airport, has shone fresh light on the Jordanian government's dubious deportation practices. >
  New York Times
 
Palestinian Soccer Association Drops Effort to Suspend Israel From FIFA
29 May 2015 - If approved, the move would have barred Israel from international competitions. A dispute over teams from settlements in the West Bank remained unresolved.
Water Revolution in Israel Overcomes Any Threat of Drought
29 May 2015 - A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs.
Explosion Near Shiite Mosque Kills 4 in Eastern Saudi Arabia
29 May 2015 - The episode, which officials called an attempted terrorist attack, occurred a week after a similar attack by the Islamic State group killed 21 worshipers.
World Briefing: Syria: Insurgent Coalition Pushes Assad’s Forces From a Stronghold
28 May 2015 - Insurgents seized one of the last Syrian government positions in the northern province of Idlib on Thursday night.
World Briefing: Yemen: Amnesty Says Antiaircraft Fire by Houthis Has Killed Many Civilians
28 May 2015 - Antiaircraft munitions fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have killed or maimed scores of civilians in Sana.
U.N. Resolves to Combat Plundering of Antiquities by ISIS
28 May 2015 - A resolution adopted unanimously by the General Assembly amounted to the broadest international condemnation so far to the cultural destruction wrought by the Islamic State.
ISIS Alternates Stick and Carrot to Control Palmyra
28 May 2015 - The militants have alternated between terrorizing residents and courting them in their takeover of the ancient Syrian city.
Arrests Overshadow Palestinians’ Bid to Oust Israel From FIFA
28 May 2015 - A vote on the issue is scheduled for Friday, and both sides say they are struggling to get their messages across to other delegations.
Op-Ed Contributor: Art and Hypocrisy in the Gulf
28 May 2015 - Abu Dhabi is opening cultural centers, but is barring artists and writers from entering.
Op-Ed Contributor: FIFA Should Give Israel the Red Card
28 May 2015 - Soccer is my life, but players like me are punished for being Palestinian.
Medical Need Climbs Alongside Death Toll in Yemen
27 May 2015 - Some 8.6 million people, or about a third of the country’s population, were in “urgent need of medical help,” the World Health Organization warned.
Obama’s Chief Negotiator in Iran Nuclear Talks Plans to Depart After Deadline for Deal
27 May 2015 - With the departure of Wendy R. Sherman, all the top negotiators on Iran since 2013 will have left the administration, leaving questions about who will help carry out a deal if one is struck.
Al Qaeda’s Branch in Syria Denies Planning Attacks Abroad
27 May 2015 - The leader of the Nusra Front said in a television interview that Al Qaeda had ordered it to keep its focus on toppling President Bashar al-Assad.
Sunnis Fleeing ISIS Find Few Doors Open Elsewhere in Iraq
28 May 2015 - Many Iraqi Shiites are looking with distrust at Sunni civilians displaced by attacks by Sunni militants in the Islamic State.
  Jerusalem Post
 
State Department: US formally drops Cuba from terrorism list
29 May 2015 -
Netanyahu: Moves like Palestinian 'provocation' at FIFA distance peace
29 May 2015 - PM pans Palestinian bid to have Israel suspended from soccer's world governing body after motion is dropped; says peace only achievable through direct talks.
Rivlin on Palestinian bid to oust Israel from FIFA: In sport, victories only happen on the pitch
29 May 2015 -
Netanyahu: Israeli efforts prevented Palestinian suspension bid from FIFA
29 May 2015 -
US, allies say targeted Islamic State with 24 air strikes
29 May 2015 -
Israel's Eini at FIFA: 'We can make soccer a bridge for peace'
29 May 2015 - Chairman of Israel's soccer association welcomes Palestinian decision to drop motion calling for Israel's suspension from FIFA.
Israel soccer association head: 'We can make soccer a bridge for peace'
29 May 2015 -
Live updates: Palestinians drop bid to suspend Israel from FIFA
29 May 2015 - Members of the Israeli and Palestinian delegations to the FIFA Congress used the 90-minute lunch break to try and broker a deal.
Palestinians drop bid to suspend Israel from FIFA
29 May 2015 -
IDF to lift seizure order on yeshiva in Yitzhar settlement
29 May 2015 - Military set to relinquish year-long seizure of Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in the West Bank.
Iranian FM Zarif arrives in Geneva ahead of nuclear talks with Kerry
29 May 2015 -
Islamic State claims Saudi Arabia mosque bombing
29 May 2015 -
Swiss police investigate bomb threat at FIFA congress
29 May 2015 -
Ramat Gan high school students arrested for dealing drugs
29 May 2015 -
Netanyahu: Palestinian FIFA bid to suspend Israel stems from opposition to a Jewish State
29 May 2015 -
Man arrested in Cyprus suspected of planning terror attack against Israelis
29 May 2015 - Cyprus is a popular holiday destination for Israelis and the island hosts an Israeli embassy in Nicosia.
Cyprus police probe Israel link in ammonium nitrate haul
29 May 2015 -
Pro-Palestinian activist storms FIFA Congress waving Palestinian flag
29 May 2015 - A demonstration of around 50 anti-Israel, pro-Palestine supporters assembled in the road opposite the entrance to the Congress earlier on Friday.
Swiss police probe FIFA bomb threat; pro-Palestinian protesters ousted from soccer congress
29 May 2015 - A demonstration of around 50 anti-Israel, pro-Palestine supporters assembled in the road opposite the entrance to the Congress earlier on Friday.
Five more victims' remains found at Nepal crash site of US helicopter
29 May 2015 -
'Obama offered 50 cows, 70 sheep, and 30 goats for his daughter's hand in marriage'
29 May 2015 - According to the daily newspaper Nairobian, the object of a Kenyan lawyer's affections is none other than President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia.
6.9 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska
29 May 2015 -
Palestinian activists protest outside FIFA conference in Zurich
29 May 2015 -
FIFA ban would be a 'tsunami' for Israeli soccer, former top official says
29 May 2015 - Jacob Erel once headed UEFA's Operations Committee.
'Danger of Israel being kicked out of FIFA can't be dismissed'
29 May 2015 -
Nike says FIFA indictment does not allege criminal conduct by company
29 May 2015 -
Campaign’s last weekend brings very little drama
28 May 2015 - Season will officially come to a close Monday night when champion Maccabi Tel Aviv welcomes Maccabi Petah Tikva.
Rishon to face J’lem in semis, Haifa levels series with Eilat
28 May 2015 - Hapoel Holon managed to hold Maccabi Rishon Lezion star Shawn Dowson to just nine points last night, but Rishon still claimed a 93-81 win to wrap up the BSL quarterfinal series.
Home Front Command drill simulating multiple-front conflict set to begin on Sunday
28 May 2015 - Sirens to be sounded at 11:05 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. across the country.
Massachusetts to celebrate Israel’s 67th Independence Day on Sunday
28 May 2015 -
Bill would have volunteer work count for college credit
28 May 2015 -
Joint List proposes bills to create Arab city, university
28 May 2015 - Tibi to ‘Post’: This is a basic right of the Israeli Arab public.
2 people arrested in UK on suspicion of preparing terrorism acts
28 May 2015 -
UN considers leaving Israel off child's rights violators list, would compare IDF to Boko Haram
28 May 2015 - Report lists countries where serious violations against children's rights have occurred.
Netanyahu welcomes Israel Chemicals-Histadrut compromise on layoffs
28 May 2015 -
5 arrested on suspicion of throwing firebombs in Jerusalem
28 May 2015 -
Netanyahu: Kicking Israel out of FIFA will ruin world soccer
28 May 2015 - Organization due to vote in Zurich today on Palestinian motion.
Port strike ends as contracts signed with new operators
28 May 2015 - Israel Chemicals and Histadrut labor federation end 115-day dispute on layoffs.
Israel may stay off UN armed violations list
28 May 2015 -
Agreement on punitive Iran sanctions remains elusive
28 May 2015 - Moscow: Security Council must vote on any new move.
One Republic: Living the 'Good Life' in Tel Aviv
28 May 2015 - US pop rockers play first-ever Israel concert to 20,000 fans, slam BDS efforts
One Republic in TA: You're beautiful Tel Aviv
28 May 2015 -
Netanyahu: Israel, US discussing new security aid package unrelated to Iran deal
28 May 2015 - Prime minister says defense assistance package is not a “quid pro quo” for the Iranian nuclear deal
Frontlines Podcast: Why this year's TLV pride is revolutionary
28 May 2015 - This year, organizers have put transgender people, the oft-ignored last quarter of the LGBT acronym, in the center.
Report: ISIS-linked terrorists in Sinai threaten to strike Eilat port
28 May 2015 - Islamist group formerly known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis makes call for attack on southern Israeli city "in the coming days," according to Egyptian media.
Grapevine: Don’t forget to dream
28 May 2015 - The sight of veteran Channel 2 police reporter Moshe Nussbaum instantly arouses suspicion that something on the premises may be amiss.
Netanyahu: Any deal with PA will necessitate long-term Israeli presence in West Bank
28 May 2015 - Turning to Palestinian bid to expel Israel from FIFA, PM says ban would lead to demise of world soccer body.
Video: 'Post' writer attacked at Jerusalem coexistence 'hug' event
28 May 2015 - Annual Jerusalem Hug disrupted by violent "anti-normalization" youth.
Final deliberations commence on controversial east Jerusalem archeology center
28 May 2015 - Proposed Kedem Center receives widespread support from mayor Barkat and international luminaries, is condemned by left-wing NGO as ‘Judiaizing’ east Jerusalem.
Accused war criminal dies as Russia and Canada argue his fate
28 May 2015 - While a Canadian court determined in 1999 that Katriuk had falsified information in order to immigrate to Canada following WWII, it did not find that he had personally committed war crimes.
Heavy dust pollution follows heat wave
28 May 2015 - A hazy Thursday followed a daylong heat wave in which temperatures rose to 44° Celsius in some areas of the country, igniting fires that damaged several homes and infrastructural facilities.
The Ramadi debacle
28 May 2015 - ISIS continues to advance as Syria and Iraq continue to disintegrate.
The third Lebanon war scenario
28 May 2015 - The IDF has the capacity to defeat Hezbollah and to bring about a real change in the strategic balance in the north.
Court bars rabbi accused of running cult out of Jerusalem seminary from teaching women
28 May 2015 - Judge: Aaron Ramati may not instruct female students for 70 days, pending imminent indictment.
Rivlin: Jews must acknowledge that Arabs are part and parcel of this land
28 May 2015 - President says it is time to take very real measures to establish a new Arab city in Israel.
Tel Aviv Mayor Huldai: Israel should follow Ireland’s lead on gay marriage
28 May 2015 - At launch of Tel Aviv’s Pride festival, municipal leader tells 'Post' Israel should put same-sex marriage to popular vote by referendum.
Belz Hassidim ban women from driving in UK
28 May 2015 - In a letter sent out to the community the rabbis claim that mothers driving children to school increases resentment in the community.
Liberman and Bennett rally to Riskin’s support, call on chief rabbinate to back down
28 May 2015 - The Council of the Chief Rabbinate decides to summon Riskin for a hearing before deciding whether or not to grant a five year extension to his tenure as municipal chief rabbi of Efrat.
Time for tennis? Life is boring for Liberman in the opposition
28 May 2015 - MK Avigdor Liberman is videoed playing tennis in the middle of the day during the Knesset summer session.
'The Godfather' drops out of play due to writer's Nazi sympathies
28 May 2015 - Actor Al Pacino turns down role in stage adaptation of Knut Hamsun's 'Hunger' over writer's support for Adolf Hitler.
Barak: Israel should seriously consider unilateral disengagement from Palestinians
28 May 2015 - Former PM tells Army Radio that Israel cannot continue to rule over Palestinians without risking violent uprising.
JPost News: May 28, 2015
28 May 2015 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Chief of elite Tajik police unit defects to Islamic State, vows jihad against enemies
28 May 2015 - Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation's special-purpose police known as OMON, used against criminals and militants.
Edelstein 'going crazy' over Knesset's inactivity
28 May 2015 - Knesset Speaker tells parties to assign MKs to committees so legislative work, which has been on hold for two months, can begin.
Education Minister tries his hand at teaching math
28 May 2015 - Bennett started a "listening campaign" over the past few weeks, during which he meets with principals, teachers, students and members of the education system.
Rivlin: 'I am a soldier' in the fight against BDS movement
28 May 2015 - As yet, Israeli academia does not feel the effects of the boycott, “but we don’t know about the future.”
The rights of Arab residents
28 May 2015 - Arieh King is trying to get citizenship for one-third of the city’s population to enable them to leave the city... he hopes.
Palestinian confesses to strangling Polish tourist visiting Nazareth
28 May 2015 - Jericho man confesses to strangling woman and hiding body under rocks after she rebuffed his sexual advances.
Over 470 bodies exhumed from mass grave in Tikrit believed to be the work of ISIS
28 May 2015 - Officials with the Ministry of Health in Iraq announced Thursday that the first list of names identified in the tragedy will be released next week.
Analysis: How Israel fell into a trap in the Gaza Strip
28 May 2015 - Tuesday's rocket fire into Israel was a local decision made by a junior Islamic Jihad commander, but with the rehabilitation of Gaza stagnating, any small incident can ignite the situation.
Security forces arrest Umm el-Fahm man on suspicion of supporting ISIS
28 May 2015 - In a joint Shin Bet - Israel Police operation, 22-year-old Muhammad Abu Ra'ad was arrested. According the the Shin Bet, Ra'ad posted pro-ISIS messages on his Facebook account.
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia cooperate in case against Hezbollah officials
28 May 2015 - Riyadh accused the two of recruiting fighters for Syrian President Bashar Assad and causing "chaos and instability in the Middle East."
 

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