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PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 16 Palestinians In The West Bank”
7 Dec 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 16 Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during home invasions and violent searches, in different parts of the...
Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank
7 Dec 2016 - The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands.
UN World Food Program in Jordan Drops G4S Contracts
6 Dec 2016 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan
WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine
6 Dec 2016 - Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the
Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator
6 Dec 2016 - UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday, released a statement on Israel’s “legalization bill,” which has the objective of protecting illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property, in the...
Army Demolishes Residential Sheds Near Jericho
6 Dec 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Fasayel village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished several residential sheds.
Israeli authorities demolish 2 homes in Jerusalem, thrusting 12 people into homelessness
6 Dec 2016 - Two Palestinian brothers, along with their wives and children, lost their homes Tuesday when Israeli forces demolished their homes under the pretext of ‘lacking a construction permit’. Israeli authorities frequently use this pretext for demolishing Palestinian...
Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Northern Gaza
6 Dec 2016 - Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen.
Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank
6 Dec 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Illegal Colonists Uproot 40 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus
6 Dec 2016 - Several illegal Israeli colonists bulldozed and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, more than 40 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, in Ein Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Secret documents show how Israel tried to evade international scrutiny of occupation
In two cables from '67 and '68, Foreign Ministry officials admit violations of Geneva Conventions, instruct diplomats how to evade need for compliance by eschewing use of the word ‘occupation.’
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem
12/07/2016 - Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade's conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Britain to deepen security cooperation with the GCC
12/07/2016 - Addressing the GCC's annual summit PM Theresa May said she is "clear-eyed" on the threats posed by ISIL and Iran.
  Daily Star
 
ISF arrests female suspects in theft ring
7 Dec 2016 Lebanon's Internal Security Forces has arrested three women accused of theft, shoplifting and pick-pocketing in Beirut.
Germany urges Israel to scrap 'illegal' settlement bill
7 Dec 2016 Germany urged Israel in unusually strong language on Wednesday to scrap legislation that would legalize Israeli settlement homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, saying this would break international law.
Iran moves to change its currency unit back to the toman
7 Dec 2016 Iran's official IRNA news agency says that President Hassan Rouhani's administration is proposing changing the name and denomination of the country's currency.
Maronite bishops urge swift Cabinet formation
7 Dec 2016 Lebanon's Maronite Bishops said Wednesday they were optimistic for the future of Lebanon but remained concerned over the failure to form a government.
Serious talks underway to lift Arab travel ban on Lebanon: Geagea
7 Dec 2016 Serious discussions on lifting a travel ban on Lebanon imposed by some Arab countries are underway, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Wednesday.
  YNet News
 
Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals
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Report: NSA, GCHQ spied on Israeli diplomats, defense companies
7 Dec 2016 - Based on information from whistleblower Edward Snoden, Le Monde reports the American and British intelligence agencies also spied on Israeli academic research centers, Palestinian officials and even MK Ahmad Tibi. ....
Suspect foiled by 90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested
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Shin Bet busts terror cell planning shooting attack
7 Dec 2016 - ....
Belgium arrests 3 over Syria recruiting, terror charges
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Israeli students below OECD average in test scores
7 Dec 2016 - Israeli 9th and 10th grader tested below average in science, math and reading comprehension in PISA study examining education systems across the world; significant gaps found between Hebrew and Arabic speakers. ....
Trump lays out non-interventionist US military policy
7 Dec 2016 - In a speech introducing President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Defense, Trump outlined his plans to simultaneously build up US military forces, while engaging in fewer foreign conflicts; 'We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn't be involved with.' ....
Palestinians slam Regulation Bill: 'Israel trying to legalize criminal settlement agenda'
7 Dec 2016 - PA Foreign Ministry calls on the US to recognize a Palestinian state and support UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, saying Regulation Bill comes 'in the context of the Israeli right and extreme right wing tightening its control and imposing its unjust and extremist ideology on the joints of the government in Israel.' ....
PMO insists Netanyahu didn't know about Iranian involvement in submarine deal
7 Dec 2016 - Despite Defense Minister Lieberman admitting his ministry did know of Iran's shares in ThyssenKrupp, contracted to build submarines and warships for the Israeli Navy, the Prime Minister's Office says neither he nor the National Security Council were aware of that; cabinet ministers also say weren't briefed. ....
Syria regime: Israel attacked Damascus air base
7 Dec 2016 - Hezbollah-linked TV network claims Israeli attack behind explosions at Almaza Air Base in western Damascus, while regime-affiliated news site says explosions were the result of fire at arms depot; no official response from Assad regime itself. ....
Rouhani: Trump won't be able to harm the nuclear deal
7 Dec 2016 - In a speech at the University of Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out strongly against comments made by President-elect Donald Trump concerning 'renegotiating' the nuclear deal with the US, Iran and other world powers. ....
At least 54 dead, dozens missing after quake hits Indonesia
7 Dec 2016 - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the northern Indonesian province of Aceh early Wednesday, causing buildings to collapse and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets; search and rescue forces frantically dig through the debris in search for survivors. ....
Former police commanders warn of serious violence in Amona
6 Dec 2016 - Brig. Gen. (res.) Meir Bokovza, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yisrael Yitzhak and former Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi recount the traumatic evacuation of the Amona outpost in 2006, hoping it won’t end the same way this time around. ‘Decision makers must understand that everyone who comes there will be prepared to fight.’ ....
Haredim boycott speech of slain girl's father
6 Dec 2016 - Haredim refuse to attend a speech given by Uri Banki, father of Shira Banki, who was murdered by Yishai Schlissel at the Jerusalem LGBT Pride Parade in 2015, at a joint municipal committee hearing on LGBT communities in Jerusalem on Tuesday. ....
Ministry of Defense's about-face on Iranian involvement in submarine deal
6 Dec 2016 - After initially claiming that they knew nothing of Iran holding 4.5% of the shares in the ThyssenKrupp conglomerate that is manufacturing submarines for the IDF, the ministry says that this has been known since 2004; Avigdor Lieberman says that many decisions were taken before he took the reins. ....
Hamas infiltration drill held in south
6 Dec 2016 - Security forces hold a large-scale drill in southern communities to simulate a mass infiltration by Hamas forces attempting to kidnap and kill civilians. ....
Golden 'King Bibi' statue causes guerrilla-art stir
6 Dec 2016 - Sculptor Itay Zalait says he placed statue in Rabin Sq. to test the limits of freedom of expression; Culture Minister Miri Regev condemns the statue; onlookers topple the installation once its deadline for removal passes. ....
Database helps Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property
6 Dec 2016 - Under a new Polish law, people will have just six months to file claims for more than 2,600 properties in Warsaw after those properties are listed publicly in a newspaper; "There is now a very limited opportunity for some kind of justice for people who suffered so much," said Gideon Taylor, chair of operations for the World Jewish Restitution Organization, which created the database. ....
Israeli Arabs sign up for Israel's army
6 Dec 2016 - Despite objections voiced by Arab MKs, and ignoring the taboo in Arab society of serving in the IDF, some Israeli Arabs have opted to rally behind the Israeli flag and enlist: 'I'm from this country and I love the country and I want to contribute.' ....
Winds of elections blowing through the Knesset
6 Dec 2016 - Op-ed: Despite the Regulation Bill, the Public Broadcasting Corporation and the different investigations breathing down Netanyahu’s neck, the main issue being discussed in the Likud party these days is whether early elections are on the horizon. ....
Hebron shooting: A micromodel of Israel’s maladies
5 Dec 2016 - Op-ed: The upcoming ruling in the Elor Azaria trial is a reflection of the biggest problem the State of Israel is dealing with – the occupation. ....
Peace out
5 Dec 2016 - Op-ed: If the prime minister means what he says about the Iran deal, he should plead with US President-elect Trump to cancel it. The possible outcome, according to concerned experts, is a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, starring Iran. ....
  Misc
 
Shekel appreciation continues, dollar slips below 3.80/$
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - FXCM Israel: The dollar is still exposed to further weakening.
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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....
El Al flight attendants want pay hike
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - The Israeli carrier's flight attendants claim they are often paid less than the minimum wage.
Laparoscopy co Gordian Surgical raises $2.25m
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - The Israeli company also received FDA approval for its integrated closure system for the suturing of abdominal wall incisions during laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Video optimization co Beamr raises $4m
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - Verizon Ventures has made the investment in the Israeli video and image encoding and processing company.
ISIS Flees Sirte Holdout, National Army Advances in Benghazi
Asharq Alawsat ME News 7 Dec 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English . Cairo- Despite claims on securing the final group of buildings formerly occupied by ISIS hardliners in the Libyan city of … continue reading ISIS Flees Sirte Holdout, National Army Advances in Benghazi
Theresa May 'clear-eyed' over Iran threat
BBC 6 Dec 2016 - Theresa May is to say she is "clear-eyed" about the threat posed by Iran to Middle East security.
Darfur Refugee Beaten to Death for Trying to Consort with Israeli Girls
Occupation Magazine 6 Dec 2016 - Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "While I’ve not been able to establish a direct connection between the murderers and groups like Lehava, which advocate violence against Palestinians, Christians and Africans–this is part of their modus operandi.  The attack is a mark of Kahanist thuggery, of...
How the Israeli Right easily manipulates Palestinians and the Left
Occupation Magazine 6 Dec 2016 - Rami Younis - +972 - "Distracted by the ‘fire intifada’ that wasn’t and the progress of the ‘muezzin law,’ the Israeli Left and several Palestinian Knesset members failed to call out the other injustices of the last few weeks." - id 
Will Israel expand settlement to Jerusalem border?
Occupation Magazine 6 Dec 2016 - Akiva Eldar - al-Monitor - "Israeli plans to expand the Ma’ale Adumim settlement and achieve territorial continuity all the way to Jerusalem might spark international uproar." - id
Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator
Occupation Magazine 6 Dec 2016 - IMEMC - "“If adopted, it will have far reaching legal consequences for Israel, across the occupied West Bank and will greatly diminish the prospect of Arab-Israeli peace,” Mladenov said, in  a statement." - id
IOF complete demolition of two homes in East Jerusalem
Occupation Magazine 6 Dec 2016 - PNN - Palestine News Network - "The two brothers who own the homes had already begun the demolition last Saturday in order to avoid being forced to pay to the Israeli municipality for the process. However, the Israeli municipality did not approve of the brothers demolishing their...
UN World Food Program in Jordan drops its contracts with G4S
Mondoweiss 6 Dec 2016 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan  has dropped  its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, occupation profiteer G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights. The WFP in Jordan had contracts with G4S  worth  more...
ADL’s Greenblatt is the one who needs to express ‘contrition’ for accusation of Keith Ellison
Mondoweiss 6 Dec 2016 - This is the latest in a series anatomizing the powerful construction of reality called Hasbara Culture by Yakov Hirsch. @yakovhirsch. You can see the full series here . I have been writing about an extremely Jewish ethno-centric worldview that I call hasbara culture. This culture is constituted...
Lebanon rape law: Wedding dress protesters want law abolished
BBC 6 Dec 2016 - In Lebanon, women dressed as brides, in bandages, are calling for the abolition of a law that exonerates a rapist if he marries his victim. Rana Khoury spoke to Outside Source.
Fifteen Saudi Shia sentenced to death for 'spying for Iran'
BBC 6 Dec 2016 - A court in Saudi Arabia sentences 15 people to death and 15 others to prison for spying for Iran.
Groundswell for Ellison signals end of the era of political assassination by Israel lobby
Mondoweiss 6 Dec 2016 - The most remarkable thing about the attack on Rep. Keith Ellison as an enemy of Israel and anti-Semite, led by the Anti Defamation League and Haim Saban at the Brookings Institution,  is that it has not KO’d the Minnesota congressman’s bid to be chair of the...
It’s junket season again in Massachusetts
Mondoweiss 6 Dec 2016 - The time of year when Massachusetts legislators enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel is again upon us.  Once again a lobbying group, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), is planning the itinerary. According to JCRC executive director Jeremy Burton, over the past five years he has...
El Al loses monopoly on Thailand flights
Globes Main News 6 Dec 2016 - A new open skies agreement between Israel and Thailand allows each country up to 28 weekly regular flights.
Netanyahu statue: Golden likeness of PM appears in Tel Aviv
BBC 6 Dec 2016 - A 15ft (4.5m) gilded statue of PM Benjamin Netanyahu appears near Tel Aviv's city hall.
IMI unveils Magic Spear artillery system
Globes Aerospace & Defense 6 Dec 2016 - The 155-mm rocket, which has a range of 40 kilometers, was demonstrated to 17 countries at an Israeli test site.
New Israeli APC may be produced in US
Globes Aerospace & Defense 6 Dec 2016 - The Defense Ministry is mulling manufacturing the planned new IDF armored personnel carrier - the Eitan - in the US and purchasing it with US military aid.
What were Abbas’ priorities at the Fatah congress?
Al-Monitor 6 Dec 2016 - The importance that Abbas gave to national issues reflects the priorities that the seventh Fatah congress will give in Palestinian affairs for years to come.
Can Iran moderates hold ground against US pressure?
Al-Monitor 6 Dec 2016 - The US Congress vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act has provoked harsh rhetoric in Tehran as well as a tempered response from decision-makers.
How a new generation of members could shake up Hamas
Al-Monitor 6 Dec 2016 - A new generation of Hamas members is seeking election to the Shura Council to reshape and revitalize the movement.
Oren was surprised by backlash to his memoir — ‘slinky’ ‘self aggrandizing,’ and ‘reckless’
Mondoweiss 5 Dec 2016 - This site enthusiastically promoted the hardcover version of the 2015 memoir by Michael Oren, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the United States. Now the paperback is out, with a revealing new afterword, and we are delighted to renew our strong endorsement. The book is called Ally: My...
  Misc2
 
Email: MPPs must vote down motion censuring BDS to protect free speech
Global BDS 6 Dec 2016 - Email: MPPs must vote down motion censuring BDS to protect free speech In the News Right To Boycott The OCLA sent the following email this evening to Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) of Ontario November 30, 2016 By: OCLA
How EU secretly embraced Israeli ministry in East Jerusalem
Global BDS 6 Dec 2016 - How EU secretly embraced Israeli ministry in East Jerusalem In the News Sanctions and governments European Union  representatives secretly decided to cooperate with an Israeli ministry based in occupied  East Jerusalem , it has been revealed. December 23, 2016 By: David Cronin at Electronic Intifada
Investigate Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure, Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Urge ICC Prosecutor
Global BDS 6 Dec 2016 - Investigate Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure, Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Urge ICC Prosecutor In the News Sanctions and governments Palestinian human rights groups are urging the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip November 22, 2016...
Protests against HP’s complicity in Israeli occupation
Global BDS 6 Dec 2016 - Protests against HP’s complicity in Israeli occupation In the News Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP Global activists will  launch  on Friday a week of action targeting what they describe as Hewlett-Packard’s “complicity in Israeli occupat November 23, 2016 By: Middle...
Measures to pressure the government of Israel to preserve the two-state solution: addendum to current Middle East policy
Global BDS 6 Dec 2016 - Measures to pressure the government of Israel to preserve the two-state solution: addendum to current Middle East policy In the News Sanctions and governments The Green Party of Canada endorse the recognition of a Palestinian right to statehood within the internationally recognized borders as described in...
UN World Food Program in Jordan drops its contracts with G4S
Global BDS 6 Dec 2016 - UN World Food Program in Jordan drops its contracts with G4S Update Stop G4S 4 out of 6 UN agencies in Jordan drop their contracts with G4S. News comes as G4S announces sale of £88m of its investment in Israel. December 6, 2016 By: Palestinian BDS...
UK PM in Bahrain: Britain will help Gulf 'push back' against Iran aggression
Middle East Eye 7 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined Theresa May also highlighted the importance of maintaining the Iran nuclear deal, despite US president-elect Trump vowing to dismantle the agreement
Washington insiders warn ‘anti-Semitic’ Trump administration could torpedo two-state solution
Middle East Eye 7 Dec 2016 - If Trump kills all prospects of a Palestinian state as Beltway insiders fear, an uprising - and the end of whatever security Israel has - is likely
Palestinian activist Odeh gets new US trial
Middle East Eye 6 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined Rasmea Odeh was convicted of immigration fraud in 2014, but she will get a new trial because judge excluded defence evidence
Netanyahu 'toppled': Gold statue of Israeli PM taken down by protesters
Middle East Eye 6 Dec 2016 - Language Undefined 'King Bibi' toppled in Tel Aviv as freedom of expression comes under fire
Article 522: Letting rapists off the hook in Lebanon
Middle East Eye 6 Dec 2016 - As if rape weren't violation enough, the article, now under debate, allows rapists to evade punishment if they marry their victim. That's criminal.
Saad Hariri's Saudi problem: Desperate needs, desperate deeds
Middle East Eye 6 Dec 2016 - With finances dwindling and problems in Saudi, it should come as no surprise that Hariri has turned his attentions back on Lebanon
Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-BDS Blacklist Fizzles †but Critics Push Back Anyway
The Forward New 6 Dec 2016 - New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s blacklist of firms that support the BDS movement seems to have fizzled, with the release of a list of all targeted companies that includes no American firms and no firms that currently do business with New York State.
Abe Foxman: Anti-Semitism ‘Sewer Covers Are Off’ †But I’m Optimistic on Trump
The Forward New 5 Dec 2016 - It was an overcast afternoon in New York. But in Southern California Abraham Foxman was paying one of his twice yearly visits last week to the exclusive Golden Door spa. Known as the “Jewish Pope  thanks to his 28-year leadership of the Anti-Defamation League, Foxman used,...
The Secret Jewish History of Kwanzaa
The Forward New 5 Dec 2016 - Kwanzaa and Hanukkah have more in common than just the candles.
Polls Finds Almost Half of Jewish Israelis Think Left Is Traitorous Fifth Column
The Forward New 6 Dec 2016 - The poll’s other findings also contained ill portents for the Israeli left.
Mysterious Golden Netanyahu Statue ‘Toppled’ in Tel Aviv
The Forward New 6 Dec 2016 - JERUSALEM (JTA) †A golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared overnight in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, only to be knocked down hours later by Israelis. Israeli sculptor Itay Zalait placed the sculpture mounted on a white platform as a political statement and called on...
Shekel appreciation continues, dollar slips below 3.80/$
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - FXCM Israel: The dollar is still exposed to further weakening.
El Al flight attendants want pay hike
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - The Israeli carrier's flight attendants claim they are often paid less than the minimum wage.
Video optimization co Beamr raises $4m
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - Verizon Ventures has made the investment in the Israeli video and image encoding and processing company.
Laparoscopy co Gordian Surgical raises $2.25m
Globes Main News 7 Dec 2016 - The Israeli company also received FDA approval for its integrated closure system for the suturing of abdominal wall incisions during laparoscopic surgical procedures.
El Al loses monopoly on Thailand flights
Globes Main News 6 Dec 2016 - A new open skies agreement between Israel and Thailand allows each country up to 28 weekly regular flights.
New Israeli APC may be produced in US
Globes Aerospace & Defense 6 Dec 2016 - The Defense Ministry is mulling manufacturing the planned new IDF armored personnel carrier - the Eitan - in the US and purchasing it with US military aid.
IMI unveils Magic Spear artillery system
Globes Aerospace & Defense 6 Dec 2016 - The 155-mm rocket, which has a range of 40 kilometers, was demonstrated to 17 countries at an Israeli test site.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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 7 Dec 2016 - 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...
SJP Op-Eds
US Campaign to End the Occupation 7 Dec 2016 - Sample op-eds by Students for Justice in Palestine about divestment campaigns
EVENT: What Is BDS?
US Campaign to End the Occupation 7 Dec 2016 - The 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) has become a global, nonviolent movement to achieve Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. Attend this first-ever Hill briefing featuring leading student, faith-based, civil society, and legal practitioners of BDS to learn more about the...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Teva names successor to replace departing generic drugs head
Ha'aretz - 6 Dec 2016
Gilad Shalit’s new career: Banker
Ha'aretz - 6 Dec 2016
Black Friday online sales yield 2 million parcels to Israeli cosumers
Ha'aretz - 6 Dec 2016
Israeli arms dealers buck global slump
Ha'aretz - 6 Dec 2016
Business in brief: Electra confirms talks to buy Golan Telecom
Ha'aretz - 6 Dec 2016
Tech Nation: Israel's Tech sector irked by new rules on work visas
Ha'aretz - 5 Dec 2016
Business in Brief: Bank of Israel intervenes to prop up sagging euro
Ha'aretz - 5 Dec 2016
Cellcom and Golan agree to negotiate debt dispute
Ha'aretz - 5 Dec 2016
El Al's deal with pilots marks beginning of labor battles to come
Ha'aretz - 5 Dec 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
IOF kidnaps, summonses Palestinians in W. Bank dawn raids
9 Oct 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnapped several Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation in different areas of the West Bank.
Israel to expand illegal settlement in Salfit at expense of Palestinians
9 Oct 2016 - Israeli bulldozers on Sunday morning leveled Palestinian lands in western Salfit province to expand the illegal Rafafa settlement.
Injuries, home break-ins in IOF assault on Jenin, Tulkarem
9 Oct 2016 - Several Palestinians were left injured at dawn on Sunday in violent clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Jenin province.
Palestinian refugees in Gaza call for sacking UNRWA chiefs
9 Oct 2016 - The Coordinating Commission for the Nakba Anniversary has called for firing Pierre Krahenbuhl and his deputy, saying the agency’s services have declined notably after their appointment.
Renewed clashes overnight with PA forces in Nablus
9 Oct 2016 - Renewed clashes broke out between citizens and Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces on Saturday night in Nablus city just a few hours after the latter attacked a march.
IOF bars Madama farmers from olive harvest
9 Oct 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday prevented the farmers in Madama village, south of Nablus, from going to their fields to harvest olives, claiming that they had no prior permission.
55 injuries reported as Israeli police break into university
8 Oct 2016 - 55 Palestinians including students were injured as Israeli police forces stormed Saturday evening al-Quds University in Abu Dis town in occupied Jerusalem.
Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for the 4th day
8 Oct 2016 - The Palestinian prisoner Majed Abu Shamla, 24, has entered the fourth day of his hunger strike in protest against Israeli administrative detention policy.
IOF targets small flying object on Gaza borders
8 Oct 2016 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) targeted Saturday afternoon a small flying object with a camera after crossing the eastern borders of Gaza, Israeli media sources claimed.
250 Palestinians arrested for “Facebook incitement”
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested since the outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada in Oct. 2015 nearly 250 Palestinians for “Facebook incitement".
Hamas renews rejection of any manipulation in election rules
8 Oct 2016 - Hamas Movement called Saturday for respecting election rules, renewing its total rejection of any attempts of manipulation in the election regulations.
Khudari calls for waterway under EU supervision
8 Oct 2016 - The Palestinian MP Jamal al-Khudari, head of the popular committee to break the siege on Gaza, called for establishing a waterway to break the naval siege on Gaza Strip.
Israeli police break into several homes in Abu Dis
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli police forces broke into different homes in Abu Dis town east of occupied Jerusalem at dawn Saturday.
New Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem
8 Oct 2016 - Kol Ha'ir Hebrew newspaper revealed Saturday a new settlement plan, which includes the construction of 142 new housing units, to be implemented in occupied Jerusalem.
EU condemns Israel's new settlement plans in W.B.
8 Oct 2016 - The European Union (EU) on Friday expressed deep concern over Israel’s plans to construct 98 new housing units in the northern West Bank.
IOF prevents Palestinian farmers’ access to their lands
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) prevented Saturday morning Palestinian farmers from Salem village east of Nablus from accessing their agricultural lands.
IOF storms commercial shops in Bethlehem camp
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed Saturday morning Doheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and broke into several commercial shops.
IOF arrests two young men in Jenin
8 Oct 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested last night two Palestinian young men at a military checkpoint in Jenin to the north of the West Bank.
Sorrow flares as Palestinian youth dies in olive harvesting
7 Oct 2016 - Youngster Muayad Na’im, a native of Qasra town, in southern Nablus, died on Friday afternoon while harvesting olives in a nearby orchard.
Homeless Palestinians pray on ruins of homes demolished by Israel
7 Oct 2016 - Palestinians living in Qalandiya village, to the north of Occupied Jerusalem, performed Friday prayers inside a sit-in tent pitched on the ruins of their demolished homes.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
Op-Ed Contributor: The Failure of a Neo-Ottoman Foreign Policy
7 Dec 2016 - Turkey’s president dreams of recreating a long-lost empire. Too bad for him it’s the 21st century.
Syrian Forces Said to Drive Deeper Into Rebel-Held Aleppo
7 Dec 2016 - Anti-government activists in the city were sending increasingly desperate messages about being killed or arrested, and civilians called for safe passage out.
Ship Capsizes Off Yemen With Nearly 60 People Aboard
6 Dec 2016 - Four passengers on the ship, which was sailing from Al Mukalla, Yemen, to the remote island of Socotra, were rescued, and officials are still looking for survivors.
Saudi Court Orders Executions for 15 Accused of Spying for Iran
6 Dec 2016 - The sentences came as the rivalry between the countries fuels conflicts across the Middle East. Human rights groups criticized the trial.
Iran’s President Says Donald Trump Can’t Tear Up Nuclear Pact
6 Dec 2016 - In a nationally televised speech, President Hassan Rouhani said: “America is our enemy; we have no doubt about this. The Americans want to put as much pressure on us as they can.”
Derek Jeter’s No. 2, Last of Yankees’ Single Digits, to Be Retired
6 Dec 2016 - The Yankees will retire their former shortstop’s jersey and honor him with a plaque in Monument Park on May 14.
Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government
6 Dec 2016 - Saudi Arabia has voiced support for American efforts to nourish Afghanistan’s democracy, but it has also lavishly funded Sunni extremism under various guises.
Feature: Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone
6 Dec 2016 - Excluded from the Affordable Care Act because of politics, thousands of poor Americans grapple with the toll — physical and psychological — of being uninsured.
First Words: We Don’t Talk About ‘Radicalization’ When an Attacker Isn’t Muslim. We Should.
6 Dec 2016 - Those on the path to mass destruction can be incited by ideology, conspiracy theories and the words of political leaders — including presidents.
Op-Ed Contributor: How the War Ends in Syria
6 Dec 2016 - It’s happening, so the U.S. should work with Russia for the least bad outcome.
Russia Says Talks With U.S. Will Discuss Deal for Aleppo Rebels
5 Dec 2016 - The Russian foreign minister said that any insurgents who refused to leave under terms of an agreement would be considered terrorists and risked death.
In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts
4 Dec 2016 - Secretary of State John Kerry told senior policy makers that the building of settlements on Palestinian-owned land was a deliberate obstacle to a two-state solution.
Syrian Troops Push Deep Into Rebel-Held Parts of Aleppo
4 Dec 2016 - An airstrike left dozens dead in Idlib Province, as an advance in the divided city of Aleppo left rebels in control of about half the enclave they had taken.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Shin Bet: Terror cell arrested for West Bank shooting attacks
7 Dec 2016 - The cell, made of up three minors, reportedly conducted four shooting attacks near the Ofra settlement in October and November 2016.
Israeli nursing student suspected of posing as doctor, treating 300 patients
7 Dec 2016 - The suspect, an employee of the Sheba Medical Center, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly treating hundreds of ER patients.
Why Elie Wiesel never moved to Israel
7 Dec 2016 - Friends seek answers as Limmud FSU opens Wiesel Memorial Exhibition at Hebrew University.
Analysis: Settlement bill marks a revolutionary moment in Israeli history
7 Dec 2016 - If passed into law, the legislation would be the most significant event in the settlements movement since the 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria.
Former Israeli MK questioned over alleged sexual bribes during his tenure
7 Dec 2016 - Police have detained the former cabinet member and are questioning him, suspecting felonies of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
Israeli biotech firm successfully reverses human bone loss in early trial
7 Dec 2016 - The innovation could lead to the possibility of regrowing larger bones in the rest of the body.
Former Israeli MK suspected of receiving bribes of a sexual nature during his tenure
7 Dec 2016 -
Syrian military source says Israeli rockets hit near Damascus military air base
7 Dec 2016 -
Jewish cancer patient finds bone marrow donor after worldwide search, Kim Kardashian pitch
7 Dec 2016 - “This is what cloud 9 looks like … I’m so grateful to let you all know that a donor has been found.”
2 convicted, 1 acquitted in soldier’s tragic Independence Day death in Jerusalem
7 Dec 2016 - The incident shook the nation with a moment of seemingly arbitrary tragedy at what is viewed as one of the high and unifying points of the year.
Israeli convicted of attempted murder for stabbing Jewish man mistaken as Arab
7 Dec 2016 - Pinto, 32, walked through a Kiryat Ata shopping center with a kitchen knife and a box-cutter looking for an Arab to kill, the indictment says.
France's Hollande reportedly proposes Netanyahu, Abbas meeting in Paris
7 Dec 2016 - French president issues invitation to coincide with a Paris peace summit later in the month; Abbas reportedly accepts proposal.
Report: Hezbollah accuses Israel of striking targets near Damascus
7 Dec 2016 - The IDF has neither confirmed nor denied the reports, as is their policy regarding foreign reports on purported Israeli strikes.
Palestinians urge security council session over bill to legalize outposts
7 Dec 2016 - "You can't legalize a crime,"says Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
Israeli settlement bill headed to first reading
6 Dec 2016 - Bennie Begin received punishment for voting against the bill on Tuesday, leading several MKs to say that the Likud is not the party of his father, former prime minister Menachem Begin.
28 nabbed in east Jerusalem drug raid
6 Dec 2016 -
Analysis: Of terror tunnels, comptrollers and the next PM
6 Dec 2016 - Netanyahu has succeeded in delaying the comptroller's report which in turn has caused the comptroller to think hard about his conclusions.
Were the Israeli fires arson terror claims premature and exaggerated?
6 Dec 2016 - Amid ongoing investigations, fire and security officials investigating the blazes have been much more cautious about drawing conclusions than Netanyahu and his government partners.
Report: Israel allowed PA to bring in armored jeeps
6 Dec 2016 -
Israeli civilians pay for lack of long-term government planning
6 Dec 2016 - In the next war that all IDF scenarios attest will happen, the entire State of Israel could be on the front line.
Analysis: Prime ministerial appointment splits Jews of France – who adored Valls
6 Dec 2016 - As minister of the interior, the community institutions worked hand in hand with Cazeneuve to reinforce the protection of synagogues, Jewish schools etc.
Iran-style diplomacy needed for 'Israel and Palestine,' Obama says
6 Dec 2016 - "Today’s terrorists can kill innocent people, but they don't pose an existential threat to our nation."
Sinai says: Hapoel Tel Aviv debacle a harsh lesson for all of Israeli soccer
6 Dec 2016 - Club owner Amir Kabiri said time and again over recent months that he is certain he can steady the ship and ultimately guide the team back to its glory days.
Hapoel Jerusalem looks to extend winning streak in Russia
6 Dec 2016 - While first place is out of its hands, Jerusalem does control its fate regarding second position.
US judge grants new immigration trial for Palestinian convicted in Israel bombing
6 Dec 2016 - Federal prosecutors said she failed to reveal her criminal history when she immigrated from Jordan in 1995 and again when she was naturalized as a US citizen in 2004.
NGO posts video aimed at raising awareness of incitement to terror
6 Dec 2016 - Shurat Hadin filed their first case against Facebook in 2015 on behalf of 20,000 Israelis during the first weeks of the “stabbing intifada."
JNF water expedition shows off Israeli expertise and innovation
6 Dec 2016 - JNF hopes the expedition will garner support for Israel, raise money for JNF water projects and help develop the country’s periphery.
US troubled by comments that Israeli settlement bill is first step to annexation
6 Dec 2016 - “50 years after the Six-Day war, we're taking one more dramatic step in regulating the lives of people in Judea and Samaria.”
Kirk Douglas to celebrate his 100th birthday in star-studded Beverly Hills bash
6 Dec 2016 - “In the Jewish tradition, a birthday gives a person special powers and if he issues a blessing, his blessing will come true,” he said.
Your taxes: Israel and Switzerland speed up info exchange
6 Dec 2016 - Affected Israeli taxpayers and their advisers need to be both speedy and creative.
Burger King Israel introduces doughnut burger for Hanukkah
6 Dec 2016 - The SufganiKing will be sold for about $4. It will be available through Jan. 1, the last day of Hanukkah, according to reports.
Netanyahu: Submarines needed to ensure Israel can destroy those threatening it
6 Dec 2016 - Netanyahu said that Ben-Gurion understood that three foundations are needed to ensure Israel’s existence: a strong military, a robust economy and sound diplomacy.
Defense Ministry: Iranian hand in German firm building subs for Israel was known
6 Dec 2016 - This revelation comes amid scrutiny in Israel of other aspects of the Israeli defense ministry’s contract with ThyssenKrupp in 2011.
Palestinian lawmaker: Israel's settlement legalization bill a 'declaration of war'
6 Dec 2016 - In an exclusive interview to the Jerusalem Post, Mustafa Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian legislator, predicts that this step will boost BDS efforts,
Sexual antisemitic poster attacks Netanyahu in Swiss train stations
6 Dec 2016 - Writing on the Swiss website Audiatur Online, the German journalist and expert in modern antisemitism Alex Feuerherdt said the poster’s “symbolism is deeply antisemitic.”
US Health in Evolution – How Israeli Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help
6 Dec 2016 -
Zionist Union ‘hidden taxes’ campaign puts spotlight on the budget
6 Dec 2016 - Netanyahu’s scandals are distracting from Israelis’ everyday concerns, opposition party argues.
Poll: Majority of Jewish public in favor of Muezzin bill
6 Dec 2016 - Larger majority in favor of understandings without legislation.
Arab IDF soldier: 'I love this country and want to contribute'
6 Dec 2016 - Out of the 175,000 active IDF soldiers are several hundred Arab Israelis who have chosen to serve.
Rouhani says Iran won't let Trump rip up nuclear deal
6 Dec 2016 - Iranian president warns of unspecified repercussions if the US reneges on the accord.
Special report: Thousands of rockets to pound undefended Israeli civilians in next war
6 Dec 2016 - There are significant defects regarding physical protection, early warning systems and the evacuation of the population, which would increase the risk of civilian life during a war.
UN envoy: Israeli politicians should oppose the settlement bill
6 Dec 2016 - “If adopted, it will have far reaching legal consequences for Israel, across the occupied West Bank and will greatly diminish the prospect of Arab-Israeli peace,” says Nickolay Mladenov.
IDF prepares for terrorists on motorcycles during military exercise
6 Dec 2016 - As the southern front goes through another series of changes, IDF forces train to fend off complex Hamas infiltrations into Israeli territory.
Israeli firm launches solar-powered device to monitor farm fields
6 Dec 2016 - The Sol Chip Comm, created by the Haifa-based Sol Chip, is a tiny wireless tag fueled by the sun’s light that can connect to a virtual cloud.
'Israeli students lagging behind OECD counterparts'
6 Dec 2016 - “The results of the exams emphasize the need for minimizing gaps in education in Israel,” Education Minister Naftali Bennett said in reaction to the results.
In first, Israel denies BDS activist entrance to the country
6 Dec 2016 - Interior Ministry states: “This is actually the first time the State of Israel refuses the entry of a tourist due to a clear background of anti-Israel activity."
US defense chief to visit Israel next week to welcome F-35 stealth jets
6 Dec 2016 - Ash Carter is on two-week long trip to reassure allies around the world.
Saudi court sentences 15 to death on charges of spying for Iran
6 Dec 2016 - The rulings are subject to appeal, and death sentences must go to the king for ratification.
Watch: IDF forces ambush would-be fire bomb assailants in West Bank
6 Dec 2016 - IDF releases footage of Israeli forces foiling plan by suspects near Bethlehem to attack motorists.
Artist's statue of Netanyahu causes a stir outside Tel Aviv city hall
6 Dec 2016 - The four-meter tall structure was constructed in the likeness of monuments erected by despotic leaders; artist says he sought to test limitation on freedom of expression with the creation.
Joint List MK: Israel using Nazi-style methods to incite against Arabs over fires
6 Dec 2016 - More than a week after flames are doused, Jewish-Arab relations continue to smolder.
Bennett: Netanyahu must tell Trump what Israel wants as settlement in region
5 Dec 2016 - There is no freedom of religion for Jews in Israel, says Lapid.
Jewish, Muslim MKs call to pull ‘muezzin bill'
5 Dec 2016 - Lawmakers urge dialogue instead of legislation.
Top Republican senator pushing to suspend aid to Palestinian Authority, Egypt
5 Dec 2016 - Lindsey Graham tells the ‘Post’ that Netanyahu offended him by signing military aid package with Obama.
Israeli-Arab MK accuses Netanyahu of 'racism' during string of fires
5 Dec 2016 - Joint List leader calls on Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to open an investigation into the PM on the matter.
 

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