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Soldiers Kidnap A Woman Near Al-Aqsa Mosque
30 Mar 2015 - Media sources in Jerusalem said Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday morning, a Palestinian woman near the Silsila Gate (Chain Gate), one of the Gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as she stood there protesting an order denying her access to the holy site. ...
Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem
30 Mar 2015 - Israeli soldiers conducted, on Monday morning, an extensive military campaign targeting dozens of homes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped ten Palestinians, after searching and ransacking their homes and property. ...
Report: Palestinian Authority will not file charges against Israel in International Court
30 Mar 2015 - A new report by the Israeli newspaper 'Jerusalem Post', based on unnamed sources within the Palestinian Authority, claims that the PA has agreed to pursue no formal charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC), in exchange for the release of tax money that had been illegally seized by Israeli authorities. ...
Soldiers Invade A Number Of Communities Near Jenin
30 Mar 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Sunday evening, several Palestinian villages and towns, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, installed roadblocks, detained and interrogated scores of local youths. ...
Israeli Soldiers Raid Palm Sunday Celebration in Beit Jala
29 Mar 2015 - Palm Sunday celebrations in Beit Jala were brought to an abrupt end, on Sunday, when Israeli troops raided the majority-Christian town near Bethlehem and began threatening locals. ...
Israeli Navy Targets Fishing Boats Off Gaza Shore
29 Mar 2015 - The Israeli navy Sunday targeted Palestinian fishermen with gunfire while they were sailing offshore the city of Gaza, according to a WAFA correspondent. ...
PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (18 - 25 March 2015)
29 Mar 2015 - Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 18 - 25 March 2015. ...
10 Kidnapped in West Bank, Jerusalem
29 Mar 2015 - Israeli army and police, on Sunday, kidnapped at least 10 Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to reports by local and security sources. ...
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the 39th Commemoration of Land Day
29 Mar 2015 -
Israeli Forces Open Fire on Demonstration at Gaza Border
29 Mar 2015 - Israeli forces opened fire on dozens of protesters marching on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip near Khan Younis on Sunday. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Foreign ministers gather in Lausanne in bid to break impasse in Iran nuclear talks
First meeting of all foreign ministers during this decisive round of talks lasts one hour and a quarter.
Ex-army battalion commander to retire over sex misconduct
Givati Brigade’s Lt. Col. Liran Hajibi pleads guilty to improper acts, ‘some of which were of a sexual nature,’ against two female soldiers under his command.
Petition calls on Israel to upgrade army draftees to minimum wage
High Court of Justice also called on government to rethink its position on the low salary levels paid to soldiers.
Israel reduced to heckling Iran pact from afar
With Netanyahu's loud bickering with the White House, culminating in his Congress speech, Israel's PM has inadvertently positioned himself as someone whom the Americans won’t take seriously.
Hillary Clinton: Return U.S.-Israel ties to constructive footing
Potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate warns that Israel should never become a partisan issue.
Hamas engineer convicted of terror offenses in plea bargain; could get 21 years
'Father of the rockets' Dirar Abu Sisi was commander of Islamist groups's military wing, has been in Israeli custody for the past four years.
Israel’s fourth submarine, ISS Tanin, to start operations within weeks
Israel Navy also expecting to receive four new German-built ships in coming years, to protect offshore gas and oil platforms.
Iran, world powers aim for breakthrough at nuke talks
The foreign ministers of the Islamic Republic, six world powers will meet on Monday in an attempt to bridge remaining differences; Iran's deputy foreign minister: two-three unresolved issues remain.
Nukes for Dummies: A primer on Iran talks
Despite the broad coverage of the talks in Lausanne, the subjects being discussed by Iran and the six world powers are complex and technical. Here's what you need to know.
Putin pledges support for Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalem
Russian president pledged his support Saturday during a meeting of the Arab League in Sharm el-Sheik.
U.S. officials: Nuclear talks with Iran to continue 'till last minute,' gaps remain
American officials say differences remain over duration of nuclear agreement; Israel's Defense Minister Ya'alon: Iran has succeeded in fooling the world.
Netanyahu: Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis endangers humanity and must be stopped
Prime Minister tells ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting that the deal being formed now in Lausanne confirms Israel fears.
Israel seeks to demolish Palestinian village on ‘archaeological’ grounds
Residents of Sussia granted temporary injunction against demolition in 2014, but state wants to move them to nearby Yatta.
Abbas: Netanyahu's election win proves Israel is no partner for peace
Speaking at Arab League summit, the Palestinian leader said that the Palestinians were reevaluating diplomatic, economic and security relations with Israel.
Israel High Court criticizes army's claim that soldiers only paid 'pocket money'
Allowances paid to soldiers must cover living necessities, says High Court, giving IDF 60 days to rethink its position.
Israel applies its penal code across the West Bank
In a key exception, however, Palestinians may not ward off settler attacks.
IDF playing war games, but with real Palestinians
The Israeli army used a training maneuver in the West Bank this week to prepare for potential unrest in the territories. Haaretz accompanied the soldiers, and witnessed a surreal exercise.
A French Jew and an Iranian judge try to settle Israel-Iran oil pipeline dispute
Iranians are suing Israel in arbitration cases in Switzerland over oil supplied before the Islamic revolution, as well as over assets of jointly owned pipeline company.
Kerry calls Netanyahu amid intense nuclear negotiations with Iran
Iranian official says progress being made; U.S. in message to Iran: Time has come to make tough decisions.
By alienating Congressional Black Caucus, Netanyahu may have helped Obama get Iran deal
The Black Caucus no longer supports Israel under Netanyahu - a fact that may help Obama block the Republican opposition to an agreement with Iran.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 - 25 March 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Stories from Al Arroub refugee camp
3/28/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - The following article is written by the International Women's Peace Service (IWPS) and was originally published on their website. ISM and IWPS are often working together in the West Bank and volunteers from both organisations went together to the Al...
Polio: Still battling the nearly eradicated disease
03/30/2015 - WHO aims to eradicate the infectious disease by 2018, but it remains endemic in three countries.
South Sudan has become an aid-dependent entity
03/30/2015 - From the Pacific to Africa, the fate of nations is too often decided in the boardrooms of London or New York.
Bangladeshi blogger murdered in capital Dhaka
03/30/2015 - Police arrest two suspects near scene of attack, the second on nation's writers critical of religious teachings.
Booby-traps halt Iraqi forces' advance on Tikrit
03/30/2015 - Iraqi troops say battle to retake city will not be easy, with areas "littered with bombs and booby-traps".
Grand bargain with Iran? Not likely
03/30/2015 - Opponents of diplomacy can rest easy - a nuke deal will not automatically mean a US-Iran rapprochement.
How sanctions and the Arab Spring helped Iran
03/30/2015 - Sanctions haven't turned Iranians against the government - worse, failed Arab uprisings have turned them off dissent.
Former Israeli PM convicted in new corruption case
03/30/2015 - Ehud Olmert, who already faces six years imprisonment, was found guilty of accepting bribes for the second time.
The greater reality for Iran and Saudi Arabia
03/30/2015 - The geopolitics of the Middle East are being re-written before our very eyes, yet no one is truly at the helm.
  Daily Star
Mideast conflicts target freedom seekers, not Christians: Geagea
30 Mar 2015 Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said Lebanon has succeeded in maintaining relative stability amid regional turmoil, while insisting that Mideast conflicts do not target Christians in particular, but all "freedom" seekers.
Russia's Lavrov to leave Iran talks, will return if chance of deal
30 Mar 2015 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will leave crunch nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland and return the following day if there a realistic chance of a deal, a spokeswoman says
UN warns of Syria 'catastrophe' as NGOs pledge funds
30 Mar 2015 A UN envoy warns of a 'horrifying' humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organizations pledged more than $480 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference
Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad
30 Mar 2015 Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts completed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar Assad says
Syria has more than 1M tons grain in silos: report
30 Mar 2015 Syria has more than 1 million tons of grain in its storage silos, state-run newspaper Al-Baath says, citing figures from the government's General Company for Grain Silos
14 killed in car crash in Egypt's southern Sohag province
30 Mar 2015 A senior Egyptian security official says 14 people have been killed and seven injured in a car crash involving three vehicles in the southern province of Sohag.
Iran summons Turkish charge d'affaires over Erdogan comments
30 Mar 2015 Iran's foreign ministry summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires on Sunday after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran of trying to dominate the Middle East, Iranian media reported.
Ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption case: Israel media
30 Mar 2015 A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.
Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline
30 Mar 2015 Foreign ministers from major powers press their Iranian counterpart as they sought to slot into place the final but also the trickiest pieces of a deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear program as Tuesday's deadline looms
  YNet News
Report: Russian deputy foreign minister says Iran talks 'intensive', allow for optimism
30 Mar 2015 - ....
ADL slams Lena Dunham's 'Jewish boyfriend or dog' quiz
30 Mar 2015 - Jewish group says 'Girls' writer and star's 'tasteless' New Yorker piece plays with offensive stereotypes about Jews. ....
After the elections, the right doesn't care
30 Mar 2015 - Op-ed: Right-wing politicians, who would have caused a ruckus had Netanyahu transferred Palestinian tax money before the elections, are now keeping quiet for fear of being left out of his new government. ....
Iran summons Turkish charge d'affaires over Erdogan comments
30 Mar 2015 - ....
14 killed in car crash in Egypt's southern Sohag province
30 Mar 2015 - ....
Turkey's Erdogan plans to visit Iran but watching Yemen developments
30 Mar 2015 - ....
US foreign policy detached from reality
29 Mar 2015 - Op-ed: In two years from now, no one will remember Obama and Kerry who led to Iran's recognition as a nuclear threshold state, but the ruins they left in every corner they touched in the Middle East will remain with us for many years to come. ....
Haredi papers ban picture of young girl's feet
29 Mar 2015 - Two newspapers in Beit Shemesh refuse to publish a sock store's ad showing the feet of a two-year-old girl. 'The radicals think they can run our lives, but I won't be part of it,' says ultra-Orthodox store owner. ....
Israeli media should do some fact checking
29 Mar 2015 - Op-ed: While there is little information about the distribution of Israeli voters according to social-economic-demographic characteristics, claims that the Likud only received votes from Sephardim and people with a lower income have been adopted without any reservations. ....
Still no nuclear deal as issues with Iran remain unresolved
29 Mar 2015 - 2 days before deadline for high-stakes agreement, Iran denies that a deal has been reached, while the White House says it's time for the Islamic Republic to "send a clear signal" about their willingness to cooperate. ....
UN: Emergency fund for Syrian Palestinians running low
29 Mar 2015 - Refugee agency spokesperson says only four percent of work has been funded, threatening cash assistance 'lifeline' program. ....
Iran, powers explore compromises aimed at breaking nuclear impasse, officials say
29 Mar 2015 - Sources in negotiations at Switzerland resort say Iran willing to accept fewer centrifuges, West considering allowing limited enrichment work. ....
Judicial system fears right-wing government would limit Supreme Court's powers
29 Mar 2015 - The judicial system worries a contrarian justice minister would not only fail to protect it from initiatives seeking to limit the court's power, but actually lead the charge, with potential coalition partners already preparing several bill proposals in that vein, including the nationality bill. ....
When Jews become a minority in Israel
29 Mar 2015 - Op-ed: The right, which went out in droves to vote for Netanyahu for fear of the Arabs, brought the hope of Jewish independence to an end and laid the foundations for the development of a different entity – an Arab state. ....
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 30 Mar 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 30 Mar 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 30 Mar 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 30 Mar 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 30 Mar 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....
Iran nuclear talks near key deadline
BBC 30 Mar 2015 - Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.
Israel Honors Ex-Mossad Officer Who Rose Through Rank by Sleeping with Her Boss
Tikun Olam 30 Mar 2015 - Sima Shine, Israeli ‘trailblazer’ who got to the top the old-fashioned way On Israel Independence Day, several exemplary Israelis are chosen to light the torch at a special national ceremony marking the commencement of the day.  This year, the theme of the ceremony will be: trailblazers. ...
Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption
BBC 30 Mar 2015 - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.
VIDEO: Arab League's military force plans
BBC 29 Mar 2015 - Arab leaders meeting in Egypt have decided to act together to confront what they say are "unprecedented" threats facing the region, as Alan Johnston reports.
The special shoes
BBC 29 Mar 2015 - The refugee who carried these shoes until he met his mother
Dear Senator Blumenthal, Thank you for your dreadful letter
Mondoweiss 29 Mar 2015 - As conservative Israelis and their leaders (with John Boehner and the Republicans in tow) charge ahead to finalize a Greater Israel and exclusive Jewish state at the expense of its professed democratic values and the basic human and civil rights of Palestinians and other non-Jews living...
Netanyahu says US is part of new ‘axis’!
Mondoweiss 29 Mar 2015 - The pressure is increasing on Obama over his foreign policy; and it’s time for supporters of peace to line up behind him. Today in his efforts to counter the Iran deal, Netanyahu called the US part of the “Axis,” a naked reference to Nazi Germany and...
12 pretty good signs you’re vacationing in an apartheid country
Mondoweiss 29 Mar 2015 - 1. You are invited to go on a hike-and-picnic in the hills in what everyone in this land calls the Territories. You buy beautiful strawberries  in the market, then your host tells you that the hikers are almost all indigenous people who observe strict boycott rules...
Tipping point?
Mondoweiss 29 Mar 2015 - We’ve got trouble, right here in River City, folks! Two articles today about growing “anti-Israel” sentiment, on either side of Washington, D.C. So are we finally approaching a tipping point in US public opinion on the US relationship with the Jewish state? First, the VA state...
Arab League to create military force
BBC 29 Mar 2015 - Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.
Shin Bet Partially Lifts Gag Order on Golan “Spy” Case
Tikun Olam 29 Mar 2015 - Israel’s Shin Bet has partially lifted the gag order (in English ) on the Druze “spy ring” which allegedly passed on IDF military secrets to the Syrian regime.  It’s named a few of the detainees whom I’ve already named (but hasn’t identified others whom I’ve already named...
Philosophy prof who likened Palestinians to ‘rabid pit bull’ ignites protest on CT campus
Mondoweiss 28 Mar 2015 - With all the recent press about allegations of anti-Semitism on American campuses, the news of an outrageously racist Facebook posting by a faculty member at a private college in New London, Connecticut, has thus far escaped national attention. But it’s causing a “ firestorm of controversy...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 29 Mar 2015 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 29 Mar 2015 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 29 Mar 2015 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 29 Mar 2015 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 29 Mar 2015 -
Israeli Rescue Team Heading to Germanwings Crash Site
The Foward Breaking News 29 Mar 2015 - A delegation from Israel’s ZAKA emergency response organization will be flying to the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps. Click here for the rest of the article...
Many Jewish Leaders Sought Leniency for Met Council’s Rapfogel: Report
The Foward Breaking News 29 Mar 2015 - Many high-profile Jewish leaders called on New York’s attorney general to go easy on William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who stole $9 million from the charity, according to a new report. Click here for the rest of the...
New Shmuley Boteach N.Y. Times Ad Urges Obama To Go Tough on Iran
The Foward Breaking News 29 Mar 2015 - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach published a full-page advertisement in The New York Times calling on President Obama to refrain from appeasing Iran. Click here for the rest of the article...
White Supremacist Pleads Not Guilty in Kansas JCC Killings
The Foward Breaking News 29 Mar 2015 - Frazier Glenn Miller has pleaded not guilty to charges that he murdered three people outside two Kansas City-area Jewish institutions. Click here for the rest of the article...
Russia’s Putin Pledges Support for Palestinian State
The Foward Breaking News 29 Mar 2015 - Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country will support efforts to build a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem. Click here for the rest of the article...
Anti-Semitic Fans Pressure Hungarian Rock Band To Cancel Israel Concert
The Foward Breaking News 29 Mar 2015 - Members of a Hungarian punk rock band said they would ignore pleas and anti-Semitic comments from fans who want the band to cancel its upcoming concert in Israel. Click here for the rest of the article...
Jewish Navy SEAL Vet Jumps into Missouri Governor’s Race
The Forward New 30 Mar 2015 - Navy Seal Vet Eric Greitens is plunging into the GOP primary for Missouri governor — the same race shaken by the suicide of a candidate dogged by an anti-Jewish ‘whisper campaign.’ Click here for the rest of the article...
Are Kahlon and His New Party Here To Stay or a Passing Fad?
The Forward New 29 Mar 2015 - Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party is set to join the new Israeli government coalition. But whether the politician has sticking power remains to be seen. Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: In Egypt, Ban Calls On Arab Leaders to Strengthen Bonds for Region's People, Global Security
allAfrica.com 30 Mar 2015 - [UN News] With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world - from the "shameful" conflict in Syria to the "tinderbox" that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each...
Sudan: Sudanese Nationals Assaulted in Yemen
allAfrica.com 30 Mar 2015 - [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A number of Sudanese living in Yemen have been attacked following the announcement of the Sudanese government on Thursday of its participation in the military offensive, led by Saudi Arabia, on strongholds of Houthi rebels in the country.
Tunisia: Impressive Solidarity March With Palestinian People Marks Close of WSF
allAfrica.com 30 Mar 2015 - [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -A massive solidarity march with the Palestinian people on Land Day, commemorated on March 30 of each year, departed, on Saturday afternoon, from the Human Rights Square in Tunis to the Embassy of Palestine.
Egypt: Saudi King Addresses Arab Summit
allAfrica.com 30 Mar 2015 - [Egypt Online] Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addressed the 26th Arab Summit in Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh on Saturday.
Seychelles: Yemen's Airspace Closure Increases Flying Time From the Middle East to Seychelles
allAfrica.com 30 Mar 2015 - [Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Flights to the Seychelles islands from Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates are taking between 45 minutes to an hour longer as a result of the closure of Yemen's airspace by its civil aviation authority yesterday.
Africa: SA Academic Banned By French Universities From Speaking On Palestine
allAfrica.com 28 Mar 2015 - [Fahamu] A petition has been launched demanding that French universities not succumb to pressure to ban anti-apartheid activist and scholar Prof Farid Esack.
Free Cone Day Cantastoria
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Mar 2015 - Idea for educational activity.
  Ma'an News
Settlers destroy 1200 Palestinian olive trees near Hebron
3/29/2015 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Saturday destroyed more than 1,000 olive trees near the village of al-Shuyukh north of Hebron, in the third such attack on the villagers' livelihood in recent memory. Local activist Ahmad al-Halayqa told Ma'...
Israeli forces open fire on protest at Gaza border
3/29/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire on dozens of protesters marching on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip near Khan Younis on Sunday. Witnesses said that Israeli forces opened fired on the protesters as they neared the border...
Israeli forces raid Beit Jala during Palm Sunday celebrations
3/29/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palm Sunday celebrations in Beit Jala were brought to an abrupt end on Sunday when Israeli troops raided the majority-Christian town near Bethlehem and began threatening locals. Palestinian policemen on duty near the celebrations were threatened by Israeli...
Report: PA to pause ICC steps in exchange for tax revenues
3/29/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- When the Palestinian Authority joins the International Criminal Court on April 1, it will hold off on steps to against Israel regarding settlement construction, Israeli media reported Sunday. The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported that the decision follows Israel...
Israeli forces arrest 3 in dawn raid on Nablus-area village
3/29/2015 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces stormed the village of Madama near Nablus and raided a number of homes early Sunday morning. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers entered the area and invaded a number of private homes...
Israeli police detain woman, 2 young men from Aqsa compound
3/29/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police detained a Palestinian woman and two young men at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday after physically assaulting a group of Muslim worshipers, witnesses said. Witnesses told Ma'an that tensions rose during a verbal...
Egypt jails 2 on Israel spy charges
3/29/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- A court in Egypt has sentenced a man and woman to lengthy jail terms and slapped them with large fines after convicting them of spying for Israel, a judicial official said Saturday. Their two accomplices -- Israeli intelligence officials -- were sentenced...
Egypt border guards uncover 'longest' Gaza tunnel
3/29/2015 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Egyptian border guards claimed Sunday to have uncovered a 2. 8 km-long tunnel under the yards of three homes in Rafah near the Gaza border. Egyptian military sources told Ma'an that the tunnel was three meters...
Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinians from Silwan
3/29/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces at dawn on Sunday arrested two brothers from the al-Abbasi family after raiding their homes in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lawza in Silwan, just south of the Old City of Jerusalem. Ma'an was told...
PA official released from Israeli custody
3/29/2015 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Sunday evening released Jamil al-Barghouthi, the head of the Palestinian Authority committee against the separation wall and settlements, from Ofer prisoner west of Ramallah. Al-Barghouthi was detained from Nabi Saleh village on Saturday during a...
Hamas voices tacit support for Saudi attack on Yemen
3/29/2015 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Hamas movement said Saturday that it supports the self-determination of the Yemeni people and opposes any actions that would put Yemen's security and independence at risk. The carefully-worded statement came amid a Saudi-led campaign...
Israeli PM lashes out as Iran nuclear talks intensify
3/29/2015 - LAUSANNE (AFP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a dire warning Sunday about a possible nuclear accord with Iran as talks in Switzerland towards the outline of a deal intensified days before a deadline."The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in...
Arab leaders agree on joint military force
3/29/2015 - SHARM EL-SHEIKH (AFP) -- Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Sunday at a summit overshadowed by a Saudi-led offensive on Houthi rebels in Yemen. Arab representatives would meet over the next month to...
Bomb near Cairo University wounds 8
3/29/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- A bomb wounded four civilians and four policemen outside Cairo University Saturday, Egyptian police and health officials said, in an attack by a militant group that has previously targeted the campus. There have been several explosions outside the university since...
  The Guardian
The 20 photographs of the week
28 Mar 2015 - The Germanwings plane crash, the liberation of Damasak from Boko Haram militants, the Cricket World Cup, the escalating conflict in Yemen – the best...
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert found guilty of corruption
30 Mar 2015 - Man who hoped to sign historic peace accord with Palestinians to be sentenced over claims he accepted cash bribes from US businessman Former Israeli...
Yehuda Avner obituary
29 Mar 2015 - British-born Israeli diplomat, he served as a political aide to many prime ministers The first thing that ambassadors to the Court of St James’s...
Binyamin Netanyahu denounces Iran nuclear negotiations
29 Mar 2015 - Israeli prime minister says emerging deal in Lausanne ‘confirms all of our fears and worse’ as deadline for framework for agreement approaches Binyamin Netanyahu...
  Ha'aretz National News
Timeline: Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's checkered career
Ha'aretz - 30 Mar 2015
Will Israel's ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert go to jail after new conviction?
Ha'aretz - 30 Mar 2015
Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert found guilty in 'cash envelopes affair' retrial
Ha'aretz - 30 Mar 2015
Students pitch tent to protest canceled field trips
Ha'aretz - 30 Mar 2015
Court to rule in Olmert’s retrial over Talansky ‘cash envelopes’
Ha'aretz - 30 Mar 2015
Zionist Union sources: Some MKs talking behind Herzog’s back to join coalition
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Government defense firms more open to army women
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Egyptians loved their Tel Aviv beer – 5,000 years ago
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
March for Bedouin rights ends at President’s Residence in Jerusalem
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Israel’s fourth submarine, ISS Tanin, to start operations within weeks
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Yuli Edelstein expected to be reelected as Knesset speaker on Tuesday
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Israeli rescue and recovery team to assist at Germanwings crash site
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Israel installs solar panels on Knesset roof
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Christians marking Palm Sunday at holy sites throughout Israel
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
Kahlon set to launch full-fledged coalition talks with Likud
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
How climate change affects Israel: Temps soaring, but rainfall consistent
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
How can Israel's election forecasters get it right next time?
Ha'aretz - 29 Mar 2015
30-year-old man shot dead in car in Netanya
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2015
March for Bedouin rights in Israel set to reach President’s Residence
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2015
Yair Lapid begs rival to keep cabinet at 18 members
Ha'aretz - 28 Mar 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
Father of three killed in hit-and-run by Israeli settler
29 Mar 2015 - An Israeli fanatic settler ran over the 42-year-old Palestinian citizen Khaled Youssef Sweiti on Sunday morning, leaving him dead.
Tamkeen condemns house arrest of Palestinians in J'lem
29 Mar 2015 - The Arab Group for Development and National Empowerment (Tamkeen) strongly denounced the IOA for continuing to use the house arrest policy against the Palestinians in east Jerusalem.
Mother among four Palestinians tortured to death in Syrian lock-ups
29 Mar 2015 - Four Palestinian refugees died of torture in regime jails in war-torn Syria, a human rights group reported Saturday.
Economist: Gaza needs 10 thousand tons of cement every day
29 Mar 2015 - Palestinian economist Maher al-Tabba said that the Gaza Strip needs more than 10,000 tons of cement per day to swiftly reconstruct it.
Hamas: Abbas, never Hamas, impeding reconciliation, reconstruction
29 Mar 2015 - Hamas slammed PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for lashing out at the group and accusing it of obstructing the work of the unity government and the Gaza reconstruction process.
IOF abducts head of Palestinian anti-settlement committee
29 Mar 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday apprehended Jamil al-Barghouti, head of the West Bank committee against the wall and settlement.
IOF bars Ramallah governor from entering Nabi Saleh town
29 Mar 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday prevented governor of Ramallah and Bireh Laila Ghannam from entering Nabi Saleh town and threatened to harm her.
Eight urgent ‘musts’ needed for Palestinians to defeat Apartheid
28 Mar 2015 - It’s time for Palestinians to surmount ideological, factional and political divides, for no matter how deep divisions are - Palestine is, should and will always be one.
Hamas asks Arab summit to break the Gaza siege
28 Mar 2015 - Hamas Movement called on the Arab summiteers, currently meeting in Egyptian Sharm el-Sheikh, to break once and for all the siege on Gaza Strip that has been in effect since 2007.
131 new housing units within two settlement projects in OJ
28 Mar 2015 - Hebrew sources disclosed on Friday that the Israeli occupation is preparing for the implementation of two settlement projects including 131 housing units in Occupied Jerusalem.
Hamas: Abbas’s statement on “Determination Storm” dangerous
28 Mar 2015 - Hamas described the PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s statement, calling for repeating the model of “Determination Storm” against the Palestinian people, as dangerous.
Youth shot by Israel for waving flag and flashing V sign (report)
28 Mar 2015 - Anas Qdeh, 21, had no idea that waving the Palestinian flag and flashing the V sign is a crime for which he will be shot by the Israeli Occupation forces (IOF).
Hamas backs legitimacy in Yemen
28 Mar 2015 - The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has announced its full backing to political legitimacy in Yemen and the choices the Yemeni people had democratically approved.
Abbas should fire Habbash immediately
28 Mar 2015 - Mahmoud Habbash, the outspoken aid of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has always been a divisive voice at the Palestinian political arena.
IOF raids, arrests reported in West Bank
28 Mar 2015 - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided at dawn Saturday several towns and villages of the West Bank, arrested two Jerusalemite young men and handed other Palestinians summonses.
Settlers attack Palestinian farmers in Beit Ummar
28 Mar 2015 - Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in Beit Ummar town to the north of al-Khalil city on Saturday morning.
IOF opens fire at Palestinian farmers east of Gaza
28 Mar 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened machinegun fire at Palestinian farmers to the east of Gaza on Saturday morning.
Hamas: We were asked not to use reconnaissance aircrafts
28 Mar 2015 - Hamas Movement revealed on Friday that certain parties asked the group not to send reconnaissance aircrafts over 1948 occupied territories.
Two Jerusalemites released under restrictive conditions
28 Mar 2015 - The Israeli Magistrate court released the Jerusalemite lawyer Rami al-Elmi, who was detained in Maskoubiya detention center, but was placed under house arrest.
FIDH: Palestinians waiting for delayed justice
28 Mar 2015 - The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) accused Israel of committing war crimes against humanity during its last aggression on the Gaza Strip last summer.
Taking the long run in Palestine
BETHLEHEM 26 March 2015 (IRIN) - Three thousand people are preparing to run tomorrow in annual 'Right to Movement' marathon in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. IRIN's Annie Slemrod is among them.
  New York Times
Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Premier, Is Convicted of Fraud
30 Mar 2015 - The charges related to a case involving an American businessman, whose testimony in a Jerusalem court in 2008 was instrumental in the former leader’s downfall.
Clinton Wants to Improve Ties With Israel
29 Mar 2015 - Hillary Rodham Clinton told a representative of a group of prominent Jewish leaders that she wanted to put the relationship between the United States and Israel back on “constructive footing.”
Arab Nations to Form Military Force to Counter Iran and Islamist Extremists
29 Mar 2015 - Many analysts attributed the move, intended to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, in large part to the Arab states’ drive for more independence from Washington.
Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal
29 Mar 2015 - With a negotiating deadline on Tuesday, Iranian officials have backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country.
Iran’s Top Negotiator Says Accord Can Be Drafted
28 Mar 2015 - Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said Saturday that he had had productive discussions with his European counterparts about the remaining gaps in a nuclear accord.
Ex-Yemeni Leader Urges Truce and Successor’s Ouster
28 Mar 2015 - In a 10-minute address broadcast on Yemeni television, Ali Abdullah Saleh called for elections to choose a new president.
Insurgents Seize Much of Key Syrian City
28 Mar 2015 - A coalition of Islamist insurgents, including a branch of Al Qaeda, seized most of the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Saturday after four days of heavy fighting.
Iraqi Forces in No Hurry to Expel ISIS From Tikrit
28 Mar 2015 - In the wake of American airstrikes on Islamic State positions in the city, there seemed to be little urgency to make progress on the ground.
No. 2 Negotiators in Iran Talks Argue Physics Behind Politics
28 Mar 2015 - Forty years after they both attended M.I.T., the nuclear scientists Ernest J. Moniz and Ali Akbar Salehi have emerged as the No. 2 negotiators on Iran’s nuclear program.
Shiite Militias in Iraq Back Off Boycott Over U.S. Strikes on ISIS
27 Mar 2015 - A message of support from Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a religious leader in Iraq, apparently has the militias cooperating with the role of the United States.
Hurdles Loom in Iran Nuclear Talks, U.S. Official Says
27 Mar 2015 - An initial accord will not be possible unless the Iranian leadership makes “tough decisions” before Tuesday’s deadline, a State Department official said.
Israel Releasing Impounded Palestinian Tax Revenue
27 Mar 2015 - The move by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seen partly as indicating a desire to ease tensions, but also reflected advice from security aides.
Houthi Forces Move on Southern Yemen, Raising Specter of Regional Ground War
27 Mar 2015 - On a second day of Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi and Egyptian officials declined to rule out the possibility of ground troops.
Israeli Center-Left Leader Seeks Path Forward
27 Mar 2015 - Isaac Herzog, who ran to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, does not see the campaign or its result in simple win-loss terms.
  Jerusalem Post
US questions media coverage of Iran talks focus
30 Mar 2015 - Reports of Iran's views toward shipping out enriched uranium called into question.
Poll: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin, Assad
30 Mar 2015 - People who were polled were most concerned about threats related to potential terror attacks
Analysis: Olmert as a warning to new Knesset members
30 Mar 2015 - New MKs on the Left can only look back at the Olmert era as a missed opportunity to reach an agreement with the Palestinians that was artificially cut short by corruption.
China evacuating its citizens from Yemen
30 Mar 2015 -
Christians celebrate Palm Sunday in the Holy Land
30 Mar 2015 - Hundreds of worshipers attend Palm Sunday processions in Jerusalem and the West Bank to mark the beginning of Easter festivities.
As March 31 deadline looms, Iran says nuclear deal 'doable' despite issues
30 Mar 2015 - Ministers from Iran, P5+1 meet again to end impasse in negotiations less than 2 days before deadline to reach framework accord on Tehran's disputed nuclear program.
Iran summons Turkish charge d'affaires over Erdogan remarks
30 Mar 2015 -
Weintraub comeback continues vs Sela
30 Mar 2015 - “I’m not sure if I should laugh or cry,” said Weintraub after hearing of the draw.
Analysis: Shell-shocked Israel must lift itself off the mat for Belgium challenge
30 Mar 2015 - Israel began to pick up the pieces from the crushing blow it was dealt by Wales.
Syria's Assad: ISIS has expanded since start of US-led air strikes
30 Mar 2015 - President of embattled country says there are some estimates that Islamic State is attracting 1,000 recruits a month in Syria.
White House in a fight for authority over Iran deal
30 Mar 2015 - Officials in the administration are said to be ramping up their efforts for congressional support before a March 31 deadline.
Turkish PM Erdogan planning to visit Iran but watching Yemen developments
30 Mar 2015 -
Foreign ministers from Iran, P5+1 meet to end impasse in nuclear talks
30 Mar 2015 -
Singer Norman Greenbaum of 'Spirit in the Sky' hurt in California crash
30 Mar 2015 -
UN chief Ban to meet with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad
30 Mar 2015 -
Lead prosecutor after Olmert conviction in Talansky retrial: Justice won out
30 Mar 2015 -
Court convicts Olmert in Talansky retrial
30 Mar 2015 -
Local hoops rocked by sudden death of Hapoel Tel Aviv manager Shelef
30 Mar 2015 - Perhaps more than anyone else, Shelef was responsible for the resurrection of Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Analysis: Israel rooting for the Saudis
30 Mar 2015 - The new Saudi leadership role in the region could provide a counter-force to Iran absent a US force doing so.
Residents: Warplanes strike Yemen's Sanaa in 5th day of Saudi-led campaign against rebels
30 Mar 2015 -
Israeli rescue team to assist at Germanwings crash site
30 Mar 2015 - Along with helping local search teams, the ZAKA volunteers will be tasked with recovering and returning for a Jewish burial in Israel the remains of Israeli passenger Eyal Baum.
Court to render verdict in Talansky retrial today
29 Mar 2015 - Former prime minister Olmert’s fate in the balance following 2012 acquittal of illegally using cash he received in envelopes from NY businessman.
Hillary Clinton says US-Israel ties must return to normal
29 Mar 2015 -
Legislators, environmentalists gather for launch of Knesset solar rooftop field
29 Mar 2015 - Launched in January 2014, the Green Knesset Project aims to transform the house of parliament into a sustainable building.
Jewish Agency, IFCJ spar over Ukrainian immigration
29 Mar 2015 - JAFI accuses charity of unfairly luring olim with cash; group counters with accusation of sabotage.
Assad on 60 Minutes: ISIS has expanded since start of US air strikes
29 Mar 2015 -
Tsunami warning issued in Papua New Guinea after 7.7 earthquake
29 Mar 2015 -
Israelis part of int’l observers monitoring Uzbekistan election
29 Mar 2015 - Israel was among the first countries to recognize the Central Asian secular Muslim state soon after it declared independence in 1991 following the fall of the Soviet Union.
Meet the new MK: Zouheir Bahloul hopes to promote better relations between Jews, Arabs
29 Mar 2015 - 'The Post' talks with Zouheir Bahloul of Zionist Union about his entry to politics.
At Swiss palace, intrigue and press questions as Iran deal nears
29 Mar 2015 - The media consensus appears to be that a deal is indeed in the offing.
Beduin protest march: ‘If it is not good for us, it is not good for the Jews in the Negev’
29 Mar 2015 - Joint List leader Ayman Odeh head group completing 130 km. march to Jerusalem, calling for equality, recognition of Beduin communities.
Car accident leaves four injured in northern Israel
29 Mar 2015 -
Zionist Union resents being ‘used’ by Likud
29 Mar 2015 - Yacimovich slams Livni: This is the end of the two-headed leadership.
Haredi parties intent on entering coalition by start of Passover
29 Mar 2015 - Kahlon vows not to fall into Likud’s trap.
Toddler who fell from third-story apartment dies in Beersheba hospital
29 Mar 2015 -
Police arrest 2 minors suspected of throwing rocks at Jerusalem light rail
29 Mar 2015 -
Yemen strikes will continue until Hadi can rule -Saudi spokesman
29 Mar 2015 -
Suicide attack on Afghan MP kills three in Kabul
29 Mar 2015 -
US says talks with Iran will go down to the wire
29 Mar 2015 - Deal will be a multiphase process; form of political framework undecided • Russian FM: "Not paid to be optimistic"
Erez Biton becomes first poet of Mizrahi descent to win Israel Prize in Literature
29 Mar 2015 - Israel Prizes awarded in film, literature categories.
Egypt lists as terrorists top Muslim Brotherhood leader, 17 others from group
29 Mar 2015 - The government blames the Brotherhood for attacks on Egyptian security forces that have killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers.
Exit poll: Sarkozy leads French local election, far-right makes voting gains
29 Mar 2015 -
Why are these South Africans wearing kippot?
29 Mar 2015 - After anti-Semitic attack South African Jewish Board of Deputies makes unusual call to the community at large.
Play it once again, Sam
29 Mar 2015 - Israel has had many success stories, but few have been as dramatic as that of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Top Hamas engineer, tactician convicted in Beersheba court
29 Mar 2015 - Dar’ar Abu Sisi convicted of involvement in developing Hamas’ homemade inventory of rockets and mortars.
IDF Givati Commander agrees to plea bargain on inappropriate sexual conduct
29 Mar 2015 - Charges reflect a negotiation which would allow the IDF and Hajbi to avoid a drawn out and embarrassing trial.
Germany says can't rule out "further crises" in Iran nuclear talks
29 Mar 2015 -
Likud, Kulanu coalition talks underway
29 Mar 2015 -
Turkey detains five Dutch people seeking to enter Syria
29 Mar 2015 -
Boehner: Obama administration's 'animosity' toward Netanyahu 'reprehensible'
29 Mar 2015 - Recent events between Obama and Netanyahu have exposed a widening rift between the two leaders.
Exclusive: In exchange for freed tax funds, PA won’t pursue Israel over settlements at ICC
29 Mar 2015 - Israel pledges to release frozen funds accrued, but whether it releases upcoming revenues dependent on PA actions.
Egyptian court convicts man and woman of spying for Israel
29 Mar 2015 - The pair allegedly fed Israel information about the Egyptian military's acquisition of German submarines.
'Influx of advanced weapons flowing into Syria, Lebanon unprecedented,' navy source says
29 Mar 2015 - Hezbollah has range of surface to sea missiles; Yakhont can be used as surface to surface missile to hit Tel Aviv, source warns.
Ya'alon: You don't have to be in intelligence to know that Iran is lying
29 Mar 2015 -
Basic environmental health concerns still abundant across Europe
29 Mar 2015 - Environment, health officials to come together in Israel next month for WHO European Region conference.
New MKs learn the ropes at Knesset orientation
29 Mar 2015 - Edelstein to be reinstated as speaker at inaugural meeting of the 20th Knesset Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has not made decision on sending ground troops to Yemen
29 Mar 2015 -
JPost Pictures of the Week
29 Mar 2015 - The best pictures from inside Israel.
Officials: Iran indicating willingness to accept fewer centrifuges, ship out enriched uranium
29 Mar 2015 - Western powers considering idea of allowing Iran to conduct limited, closely monitored enrichment-related work for medical purposes at a underground Fordow facility.
First-ever effort between hospital and taxi company to ensure newborns are taken home safely
29 Mar 2015 - Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center not only delivered 22,030 babies in 2014, it wants all of the newborns to reach home safely.
Passover, a NIS 4.8 billion holiday
29 Mar 2015 - Israeli households spend roughly 10% more during the week of the holiday than in non-holiday weeks.
Watch: Armed Houthi women threaten war against US, Saudi Arabia, Israel
29 Mar 2015 - "We, the women of Yemen, say to America, Saudi Arabia, and Israel: By God, you will never enter our country, even if nobody is left in Yemen but women."
Risk vs. reward: Saudis could become regional heavyweight, or serve to embolden Iran
29 Mar 2015 - Saudi campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen could establish the Kingdom's place in the region for years to come.
Study: Current banking system won’t help poor
29 Mar 2015 - 40-50% of Israelis don’t have enough available assets to cover three months of basic needs.
Jerusalem Municipality shuts down ‘filthy, rodent-infested’ butcher shop in Mahane Yehuda market
29 Mar 2015 - Shop owner had customers and their health in total disregard; shop shut down by municipality.
JPost News: March 29, 2015
29 Mar 2015 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Anti-Semitic fans pressure Hungarian rock band to cancel Israel concert
29 Mar 2015 - Tankcsapdara to perform in Tel Aviv in June, despite calls to cancel.
Spring fever
29 Mar 2015 - The Jerusalem Academy presents its program of Spring Dance.
King vs Barkat
29 Mar 2015 - The relationship between the mayor and the far-right city councillor is deteriorating.
Linking the real world to the Internet
29 Mar 2015 - Finding ways to get customers who engage with print, ads or objects in the real world to specific websites through links and codes can help spur business.
Wading Through Widowhood: Passover perspective
29 Mar 2015 - Has the Halacha changed in the days since I got married? Why is everything so much crazier today?
A huge victory for the Israeli right
29 Mar 2015 - We have to wait and see how attached Netanyahu proves to be to his old/new clothes

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