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  International Middle East Media Center
After Reaching A Deal, Detainee Stops His Strike
26 May 2016 - Ashraf Abu Sneina, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that hunger striking detainee Fuad ‘Aassi has ended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli military prosecution.
Israel Mulls Holding A Paralyzed Detainee Under Administrative Detention
26 May 2016 - The Israeli Salem military court ordered a paralyzed Palestinian detainee under detention for 72 additional hours, and is considering imprisoning him under Administrative Detention, without charges. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that the detainee, Kheirallah...
Army Kidnaps, Two Palestinians, Including A child, In Nablus, Navy Attacks Fishers In Gaza
26 May 2016 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped a Palestinian child, and a man, in two areas, in Nablus district, in the northern part of occupied West Bank. Army opens fire...
Dr. Ashrawi: “Capital Punishment, Not A Deterrent, Must Be Abolished”
26 May 2016 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced the Hamas decision to execute 13 convicted Palestinians, and called on the Palestinian President and the government, to completely abolish...
Army Fires Missiles Into Qassam Centers, Says Shells Were Fired From Gaza
26 May 2016 - The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Thursday at dawn, two air strikes targeting two centers of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. The army said it was retaliating to...
Hamas Approves Execution Of 13 Convicted Palestinians  
26 May 2016 - Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip, and the Hamas movement, said they intend to allow the execution of 13 Palestinians, convicted with several crimes, without the approval of the president, as stated in the Palestinian Law....
Imprisoned Senior Political Leader, Barghouthi, Moved From Ramon Prison
25 May 2016 - The Israeli Authorities moved, Tuesday, the imprisoned senior political leader, legislator Marwan Barghouthi, from the Ramon prison in the Negev Desert, to an unknown prison, just a few days after he was moved there. His wife,...
Palestine Today 05 25 2016
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Israeli human rights organization stops working with military; says “We won’t be used to whitewash”
25 May 2016 - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, announced Wednesday that they will stop working with the Israeli military law enforcement unit, which is supposed to handle complaints filed against soldiers for...
Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishers; Army Fires On Shepherds, In Gaza
25 May 2016 - Israeli navy ships opened fire, Wednesday, targeting fishers in Palestinian waters, northwest of Gaza city, while the soldiers opened fire on shepherds and farmers, in different parts of the coastal region. The navy ships fired many...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses
Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.
  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...
Gaza: Siege adds to suffering of cancer patients
05/26/2016 - Israel and Egypt's embargo along with political infighting between Hamas and Fatah prolongs humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
West Bank: Activists use Facebook to halt Israeli raids
05/26/2016 - Residents of West Bank refugee camps take to social media to warn their neighbours of imminent Israeli incursions.
Lieberman named defence chief in deal with Netanyahu
05/25/2016 - Leader of hardline Yisrael Beiteinu party had repeatedly said there will never be a Palestinian state.
  Daily Star
Designer’s Week opens at Zaitunay Bay
26 May 2016 The 4th edition of Designer’s Week kicked off at Zaitunay Bay, drawing large crowds of enthusiastic sponsors, spectators and artisans from Lebanon and around the world.
U.K. scholar rejects Israeli prize in ‘political choice’
26 May 2016 A prominent British academic said Thursday she had turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons, in what looked to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state.
Machnouk reviews security plan ahead of north elections
26 May 2016 Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk chaired a meeting Thursday that delved into the logistical and security preparations the state is putting into effect in anticipation of Sunday’s last round of municipal elections in north Lebanon.
Trump: Delegates in hand, I’ve got GOP nomination
26 May 2016 With a triumphant pile of delegates in hand, Republican Donald Trump Thursday claimed support from almost everybody in his party and turned his attention to his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is still locked...
Lebanon must attract oil and gas investors: U.S. official
26 May 2016 With the drop in international oil prices, Lebanon must work on convincing companies to come to the country for oil and gas exploration, said a senior U.S. official.
Iran economic shifts may take toll on Guard-owned firm
26 May 2016 Long used to lucrative state contracts, Iran’s construction company faces leaner times, as overseas firms better able to attract financing push for orders in an economy trying to open to the world after years of sanctions.
Parliamentary committee and Cabinet sessions prove futile
26 May 2016 Demonstrating near-paralysis in the country’s political institutions, Thursday’s Cabinet and joint parliamentary committee meetings failed to address vital issues, just a day after Lebanon marked two years without a president.
  YNet News
Chile's students clash with police as protests intensify
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Patients dying, left seriously disabled as Israeli doctors exhausted from work overload
26 May 2016 - As surgeons are required to work as many as 36 hours, whistleblowers share their experiences of falling asleep at the operating table, providing incorrect medcaton; 'The young boy I treated is now disabled in half of his body' ....
Cyclists flout law, safety measures, survey says
26 May 2016 - The National Road Safety Authority conducted a comprehensive study of cyclists' habits and law knowledge; large amount of under-16s riding electric bicycles illegally; half of cyclists unaware that electric bicycles require helmets ....
UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group
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Trump wins the Republican nomination for president
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Molotov cocktail thrown at car on route 443
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US worries about declining precision weapons stocks for wars
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What is happening in Umm al-Fahm?
26 May 2016 - Op-ed: Umm al-Fahm is the hometown of Raed Salah and delectable Arabic delights; a number of underprivileged women and children are living in the city as well, and the Islamic Movement is profiting off their suffering. ....
Shin Bet thwarts Hamas smuggling attempt
26 May 2016 - Security forces uncovered material en route to the Gaza Strip to aid in the digging of tunnels; metal pipes used to make mortars and water pumps used to pump water out of tunnels were found. ....
When a British orthodox shul embraces an anti-Semitic MP
26 May 2016 - Op-ed: British Jewish community should pressure Leeds synagogue into cancelling MP Naz Shah event. The event is win-win for Shah and lose-lose for British Jewry. ....
Breaking the slander
26 May 2016 - Op-ed: Rather than offering constructive criticism of IDF actions, Breaking the Silence has chosen to accuse without being held accountable. ....
Helping the Cabinet see the bigger picture
25 May 2016 - Op-ed: Instating a military secretary in the Security Cabinet would aid its members in focusing on strategy, instead of minute detail ....
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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....
UK academic rejects $300,000 Israeli prize
Arab News 26 May 2016 - Author: AGENCIES Thu, 2016-05-26 ID: 1464295007539220500 JERUSALEM: A prominent British academic has turned down a prestigious Israeli academic award for political reasons. Catherine Hall, a history professor at University College London, says her rejection of $300,000 in prize money from The Dan David Foundation was “an...
Bangladesh tycoon charged after Israeli meeting
Arab News 26 May 2016 - Author: AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE Thu, 2016-05-26 ID: 1464295007499219600 DHAKA: Bangladesh police Thursday charged a senior opposition official with sedition for allegedly plotting against the state when he met an Israeli government adviser, an official said. The move comes as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government is stepping...
Lebanon: Electoral escapism
Arab News 26 May 2016 - Author: Eyad Abu Shakra Thu, 2016-05-26 ID: 1464294805729171000 The Lebanese are surely entitled to celebrate exercising one form of “democracy” provided to them by the municipal and mayoral elections. Of course they are, given that foreign dictates have for almost two years prevented the election of...
El Al Q1 loss widens despite lower fuel prices
Globes Main News 26 May 2016 - The Israeli carrier's loss widened despite growth in the number of passengers and higher aircraft occupancy.
‘My country right or wrong’ — indoctrination in defense of Israel
Mondoweiss 26 May 2016 - This past Monday evening, there was a meeting organized by the Westchester Jewish Council and sponsored by six other “pro-Israel” campus organizations (including Hillel, American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League and Jewish National Fund), titled “A Night of Exploring Israel Bias and Anti-Semitism on Campus,” and attempting...
Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
Mondoweiss 26 May 2016 - The following obituary for Hedy Epstein was sent to us by Dianne Lee. Epstein was a friend and mentor to us at Mondoweiss, and she will be sorely missed.  Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016....
Front-page play for Israel battle shows that Israel has lost the Democratic Party base
Mondoweiss 26 May 2016 - The big news today is that the split inside the Democratic Party over Israel is at last front-page news in the New York Times . The schmattes we’ve been trying to sell on this site for the last six or seven years are suddenly in fashion. The...
PIJ Movement: ‘Our Policy is to Distance Palestine from Axes’
Asharq Alawsat ME News 26 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . London-Palestinian Islamic Jihad Spokesman Daoud Shihab rejected what Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper has published regarding Iran’s plan to fund the movement … continue reading PIJ Movement: ‘Our Policy is to Distance Palestine from Axes’
Women's salaries in Israel rising faster than men's
Globes Main News 26 May 2016 - Among non-haredi Jews, the average rise in salary over the past decade was 38.9% for women and 29% for men, the Economy Ministry found.
Israeli tribunal upholds ban on British human rights activist
+972 Magazine 26 May 2016 - Human rights activist Gary Spedding was refused entry to the country in 2014 over suspicions that he would ‘incite a riot.’ Jerusalem tribunal shortens ban from 10 to 5 years. British peace activist Gary Spedding holds up his passport, with a refusal stamp from the Israeli...
Is the Israeli media responding to pressure on underrepresentation of Arabs?
+972 Magazine 26 May 2016 - A new campaign is pushing major media outlets to invite Arab experts to speak on their area of expertise. It seems the media landscape is responding — for the better. Joint List’s Ahmad Tibi is seen at campaign headquarters on election night, Nazareth, Israel, March 17,...
Four-Hour Meeting in Jeddah Results in Preliminary Deal with Iran on Hajj
Asharq Alawsat ME News 26 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Jeddah-Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Bantan held a meeting with Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization … continue reading Four-Hour Meeting in Jeddah Results in Preliminary Deal with Iran on Hajj
UN alarmed by plans for Gaza executions
BBC 26 May 2016 - The UN expresses alarm after Hamas says it intends to implement death sentences in Gaza, where the Palestinian Islamist group is dominant.
Larijani Confesses to Deepening Rift in Iranian Authority
Asharq Alawsat ME News 26 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . London-As the Iranian Baharestan area, located at the heart of Tehran, prepares for the new parliament resuming authority next Saturday, … continue reading Larijani Confesses to Deepening Rift in Iranian Authority
Why Hamas and Israel both oppose French peace initiative
Al-Monitor 26 May 2016 - Few seem hopeful that France's upcoming peace talks will actually result in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Ultra-Orthodox slaughterhouse faces ax
Al-Monitor 26 May 2016 - Ultra-Orthodox butcher Yoel Kraus claims that because he has no ID card and avoids contact with the Israeli authorities as an anti-Zionist, the police are trying to close down the ancient traditional slaughterhouse he operates and imprison him for tax evasion.
New defense minister's death penalty demand would put Israelis at risk
Al-Monitor 26 May 2016 - The demand by incoming Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman to impose the death penalty for terrorism convictions could destroy Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation and ignite a new intifada.
Have Israelis grown accustomed to corrupt politicians?
Al-Monitor 26 May 2016 - Honesty and integrity are passé in Israel, where citizens have gotten used to politicians being corrupt.
Israelis’ heartwarming response to shocking police brutality
+972 Magazine 25 May 2016 - The brutal police beating of a young Bedouin man outside his Tel Aviv workplace, where he was working to save money for university tuition, leads hundreds of Israelis to pitch in and pay his tuition. (Update: the crowdfunding campaign has reached 200 percent of its original...
Does Obama administration oppose key Iran bill?
Al-Monitor 25 May 2016 - Congress blows up over the administration's refusal to endorse renewal of the expiring Iran Sanctions Act.
Israeli Rights Group Cuts Ties with Military over ‘Whitewashing’
Asharq Alawsat ME News 25 May 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . B’Tselem, a leading Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, said on Wednesday it would no longer refer … continue reading Israeli Rights Group Cuts Ties with Military over ‘Whitewashing’
Tom Friedman needs to get an inoculation (attacking BDS) before he can say how bad Israel is
Mondoweiss 25 May 2016 - Today Thomas Friedman weighs in on the political crisis in Israel , and echoes the apocalyptic view of Haaretz writers and liberal Zionists; Israel is destroying itself, and its future as a Jewish state is at risk. Friedman makes only one reference to Israel’s Jewishness in the...
Acclaimed Irish literary festival’s refusal to accept Israeli state funding welcomed by artists and human rights campaigners
Mondoweiss 25 May 2016 - The decision by Listowel Writers’ Week Festival , an internationally acclaimed literary festival in the Irish heritage town of Listowel County Kerry, to refuse funding from the Israeli Embassy in Ireland has been welcomed by artists, human rights campaigners and Palestine solidarity activists in Ireland, and is being...
Lieberman named Israel defence minister
BBC 25 May 2016 - The controversial right-wing politician Avigdor Lieberman is to be named Israel's defence minister after agreeing to join the governing coalition.
Israeli President Applauds Shin Bet Chemist Doing “God’s Work” Developing Chemical Weapons to Assassinate Palestinians
Tikun Olam 25 May 2016 - The Israeli settler publication, Arutz 7, reported that the Shin Bet gave special merit awards to personnel who excelled in their work.  The prime minister and president both attended a ceremony at... Read more
Israeli planes bomb 'Hamas sites' in Gaza: Army
Middle East Eye 26 May 2016 - Language Undefined Israel bombed two sites in Gaza causing no casualties while a rocket was fired into Israel hitting an open area
Avigdor Lieberman: 16 of his most outrageous statements
Middle East Eye 25 May 2016 - Language Undefined With nationalist leader Avigdor Lieberman set to become Israel's new defence minister, MEE looks back over his provocative past
Avigdor Lieberman: From nightclub bouncer to Israel's new doorman
Middle East Eye 25 May 2016 - Language Undefined Nationalist leader set to become defence minister built political career on anti-Palestinian tirades and strident populism
The Israeli government’s anti-democratic march
Middle East Eye 25 May 2016 - Even before Lieberman’s appointment, Israel did not hesitate to use criminal means against Palestinians
Israel moves rightwards as Lieberman joins Netanyahu coalition
Middle East Eye 25 May 2016 - Language Undefined Hardline nationalist handed key post of defence minister in deal described by one former prime minister as 'infected by shoots of fascism'
British academic rejects prominent Israeli prize worth over $320,000
Middle East Eye 24 May 2016 - Language Undefined Historian Catherine Hall said she withdrew from the prize after discussions with those involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Police Arrest Hitman as Suspect in Murder of Law Professor Shot in Driveway
The Forward New 26 May 2016 - Florida police have arrested a man suspected of the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor who was shot in his Tallahassee driveway in 2014.
Less Than Half of American Millennials Sympathize With Israel Over Palestinians: Pew Study
The Forward New 25 May 2016 - Americans still sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians; Millennials, not so much.
‘Joining Fabric of World Jewish Community,’ 100 Convert on African Island of Madagascar
The Forward New 24 May 2016 - More than 100 men and women converted to Judaism in Madagascar this month, a historic first for the large island nation off the southeast coast of Africa.
Avigdor Lieberman’s Return to Israel Government Fails To Make Waves in Washington
The Forward New 26 May 2016 - Across the spectrum, Israelis see their new defense minister as a dangerous extremist. But Washington is taking a pragmatic let’s-do-business approach.
Will Bernie Sanders Ignite Israel Feud at Democratic Convention?
The Forward New 25 May 2016 -
South Africa: President Jacob Zuma and President Mahmoud Abbas Strengthen Socio-Political Ties
allAfrica.com 26 May 2016 - [SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma today, 25 May 2016, at Tuynhuys in Cape Town, hosted his Palestinian counterpart President Mahmoud Abbas on a Working Visit to strengthen socio-political ties as well as trade and economic relations between South Africa and Palestine.
Zimbabwe: Govt Condemns Continued Occupation of Palestinian Land
allAfrica.com 25 May 2016 - [The Herald] Government yesterday called for an immediate end to the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel. Minister of Policy Co-ordination and Promotion of Socio-Economic Ventures in the President's Office, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, said this in a solidarity message to Palestine on their 68th...
South Africa: SA to Host Palestinian President
allAfrica.com 24 May 2016 - [SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday host President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, who will be on a working visit to South Africa.
El Al Q1 loss widens despite lower fuel prices
Globes Main News 26 May 2016 - The Israeli carrier's loss widened despite growth in the number of passengers and higher aircraft occupancy.
Women's salaries in Israel rising faster than men's
Globes Main News 26 May 2016 - Among non-haredi Jews, the average rise in salary over the past decade was 38.9% for women and 29% for men, the Economy Ministry found.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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...
  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
Holiday bonfires blamed for forest fires on outskirts of Jerusalem
26 May 2016 - Homes and offices evacuated as 11 firefighting planes are deployed to tackle series of blazes Israel’s fire service deployed 11 planes and a large...
'A kind of death': life on the US Treasury blacklist
25 May 2016 - The United States in 2009 listed Kassim Tajideen as a financier of Hezbollah, the Iran-allied Lebanese party, leaving him shut out from banks with...
Israel coalition deal brings in its most hard-right government ever
25 May 2016 - Ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman becomes defence minister as PM Binyamin Netanyahu moves to expand majority Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has cemented a coalition deal...
  Ha'aretz National News
Ya'alon: Israeli army tries not to hurt noncombatants, but our own welfare comes first
Ha'aretz - 17 May 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
UNRWA: We do not intend to close Gaza headquarters
26 May 2016 - The UNRWA relief agency denied claims on its intent to close its headquarters in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Israeli fanatics defile al-Aqsa Mosque
26 May 2016 - Hordes of Israeli extremist settlers stormed on early Thursday morning the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, in Occupied Jerusalem, via the Maghareba Gate.
Time to End the ‘Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story
26 May 2016 - Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience.
Press conference in Ramallah condemns administrative detention
26 May 2016 - Palestinian institutions concerned with the issue of Palestinian prisoners organized a press conference in Ramallah for the condemnation of administrative detention.
Israel extends detention of hemiplegic Palestinian detainee
26 May 2016 - The Israeli Salem military court extended the detention of the hemiplegic Palestinian detainee Khairullah Shuraideh for 72 hours, a rights group reported Thursday.
IOF to raze Palestinian home, two structures in Doma
26 May 2016 - The IOF handed a demolition notice to a Palestinian owner of a home and two agricultural structures in Doma town in southern Nablus city.
Nakhalah hopes: New dawn in situation of Rafah crossing
26 May 2016 - Deputy Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhalah, said underway talks with the Egyptian leadership herald a breakthrough in the crisis of the Rafah crossing.
Arab information ministers choose Jerusalem as Arab Media Capital
26 May 2016 - The Arab Information Ministers Council on Wednesday decided to choose Occupied Jerusalem as the Arab Media Capital.
A Jerusalemite’s entry to al-Aqsa banned
26 May 2016 - Israeli police banned the Jerusalemite citizen Jamil al-Abassi’s access to al-Aqsa Mosque for three months.
2 Israeli soldiers injured by wildfire in northern Jerusalem
26 May 2016 - Two Israeli soldiers sustained wounds on Wednesday evening in a fire that broke out in an Israeli military camp near al-Issawiya area, to the north of Occupied Jerusalem.
Ex-detainee arrested in Nablus
26 May 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested at dawn Thursday a Palestinian young man from his house in Nablus to the north of the West Bank.
Israeli airstrikes target 2 resistance sites in Gaza
26 May 2016 - Israeli warplanes launched at dawn Thursday airstrikes targeting two military sites used by Hamas’s armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, in the central and southern Gaza Strip.
Journalists in Ramallah stage sit-in in solidarity with colleague
26 May 2016 - Palestinian journalists in Ramallah participated in a sit-in in solidarity with their colleague Tariq Abu Zeid who is held captive in the Palestinian Authority’s jails.
IOF tightens the noose on Jordan Valley’s inhabitants by military drills
26 May 2016 - The IOF Wednesday morning notified 12 Palestinian families residing in the northern Jordan Valley to evacuate their homes for three days for conducting military drills.
Israeli minister undertakes to continue settlement in the WB
26 May 2016 - Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said that her government will continue settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank.
Palestinian refugee dies in Iraq in mysterious circumstances
26 May 2016 - Palestinians of Iraq Association affirmed the death of a refugee who was summoned by Iraqi security forces in the municipalities’ complex in Baghdad ten days ago.
PLC approves implementation of death sentences
25 May 2016 - The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) approved Wednesday the enforcement of death sentences issued by courts in the Gaza Strip.
IOF raids Jenin village
25 May 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) violently stormed Wednesday afternoon Bartaa town east of Jenin and questioned local residents.
Palestinian arrested for ramming his car into a roadblock
25 May 2016 - Israeli policemen arrested Wednesday a Palestinian young man after stopping his car at a military checkpoint near Qalqilia.
Religious Zealots Ready for Takeover of Israeli Army
25 May 2016 - In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”
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
Pakistan Finally Confirms Taliban Leader’s Death in U.S. Strike
26 May 2016 - An adviser to the prime minister said the American drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
U.S. Commandos Work With Syrian Fighters in Push Toward ISIS Stronghold
26 May 2016 - Pentagon officials said the Americans were not involved in any combat role, despite photographs that showed commandos assisting fighters during their offensive against the Islamic State.
Shiraz Journal: The Persian Rug May Not Be Long for This World
26 May 2016 - Shoppers’ changing tastes, and years of economic sanctions, are putting in jeopardy one of the world’s most complex and labor-intensive handicrafts.
Feature: He Survived Ebola. Now He’s Fighting to Keep It From Spreading.
26 May 2016 - A doctor in Guinea tries to train health workers to halt the transmission of the disease — before it comes roaring back.
Eat: Trembling Before Blancmange
26 May 2016 - Paying homage to history’s most enduring — but now unjustly neglected — dessert.
EgyptAir Enlists European Companies to Look for Black Boxes From Flight 804
25 May 2016 - The plane’s cockpit data and voice recorders are believed to be lying on the edge of the range for hearing and locating their signals.
U.S. Says Its Strikes Are Hitting More Significant ISIS Targets
25 May 2016 - Military officials say they have improved intelligence and a disjointed process for identifying targets, and are now hitting oil facilities and secret cash coffers.
Hamas Calls for Resumption of Death Penalty in Gaza
25 May 2016 - Several Palestinians convicted of murder or of collaborating with Israel face execution after the call by Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza.
Egypt Expels French Journalist in a Rare Move Against Foreign Media
25 May 2016 - The journalist, Rémy Pigaglio, worked in Egypt for almost two years and had residency permits and media accreditation that allowed him to do so legally.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Hits and Misses of Targeting the Taliban
25 May 2016 - America’s killing by drone strike of an Afghan insurgent leader is a tempting tactic but bad strategy.
Netanyahu Names Avigdor Lieberman Israeli Defense Minister as Party Joins Coalition
25 May 2016 - The nomination was the main condition for adding Yisrael Beiteinu’s seats to Benjamin Netanyahu’s alliance, a move that underlines the government’s hawkish image.
Editorial: What Happens After the Drone Strike?
25 May 2016 - The killing of the top Taliban leader in Pakistan’s Baluchistan Province will strain U.S.-Pakistani relations, but other effects are less predictable.
U.S. Urges No Bail for Reza Zarrab in Iran Sanctions Case
25 May 2016 - Federal prosecutors said Mr. Zarrab, a prominent Turkish-based gold trader who is jailed in New York, was a flight risk.
Israel Won’t Return Bodies of Palestinian Attackers
24 May 2016 - The internal security minister issued the order Tuesday after online video appeared to show a large crowd at the funeral of a man who killed a rabbi last year.
  Jerusalem Post
20 Israeli academics encourage BDS, Im Tirtzu says
26 May 2016 - The Israeli signatories not currently residing in the country, the vast majority are directly connected to other foreign-agent organizations or to the international BDS movement.
Majority of Israelis don't trust Netanyahu on security, believe government won't pursue peace
26 May 2016 - Survey finds Margalit gaining in support, Yacimovich leading Labor primary polls.
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
26 May 2016 - Nahariya imploded, allowing Wyatt to give Eilat the lead and celebrate a sweet win after Nahariya’s Gilbert Brown missed at the buzzer.
In huge blow to Israel, Netherlands declares BDS ‘free speech’
26 May 2016 - Declaration comes as Israel pushes Europe to outlaw the movement * Jerusalem: Don’t justify hatred
Firefighters control Jerusalem fires, some evacuated residents return home
26 May 2016 -
Jerusalem forest fire prompts residents to evacuate neighborhoods
26 May 2016 - Residents are told that they can return to homes in the northern neighborhoods of Ramot and Romema.
Public unaware that civil divorce unavailable in Israel poll finds
26 May 2016 - According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2013, 8,939 marriages were conducted abroad with at least one Israeli spouse were registered in Israel.
1998 Haifa killer convicted of manslaughter after 18-year hunt
26 May 2016 - Gennady Galkin was extradited to Israel from Germany in January after he fled Israel for 18 years.
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
26 May 2016 - Yesh Atid chairman's remarks come after WHO singled out Israel, passing a resolution at the UN organization’s annual assembly in Geneva against its operating in the area of Palestinian hospitals.
Russia's Lavrov, Gulf officials discuss peace efforts, Iran relations
26 May 2016 -
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
26 May 2016 - "This is a sad day for sports, and an even sadder day for Paralympic sports," said Israel coach Nimrod Bichler.
Poll: Almost half of Israeli Jews don't want Arabs teaching their kids
26 May 2016 -
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
26 May 2016 - In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli Air Force attacked two locations that were part of Hamas' terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
26 May 2016 - Knesset Chief Security Officer Yosef Griff underlines that Knesset members are barred from visiting Jerusalem's contested holy site.
Israel foils attempt to smuggle rocket materials to Hamas in Gaza
26 May 2016 - Intercepted consignment consists of hundreds of pipes that can be used for producing mortars and dozens of electric motors that can be used for building terrorist infrastructure.
Report: Abbas to arrive in Cairo days after Israeli delegation departs
26 May 2016 - The move comes just days after a secret delegation made up of high-ranking Israeli officials departed from the Egyptian capital.
UN official calls on Hamas to halt public executions
26 May 2016 - “I urge Hamas not to carry out these executions and I call on [PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas to establish a moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty.”
Will Liberman be a settlement builder or right-wing scapegoat?
25 May 2016 - Settlers have so much faith in Liberman and so hated Ya’alon, that they worked behind the scenes to unseat him and to replace him with the Yisrael Beytenu head.
IAF strikes Hamas targets after rockets launched into Israel
25 May 2016 - There were no reports of injuries or damage in the rocket fire.
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
25 May 2016 - Tel Aviv had lost its previous four meetings with Jerusalem this season, including all three regular season encounters, although it fell only by a combined 10 points.
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
25 May 2016 - But Treasury Department says it will continue to bar Tehran from accessing America’s financial system.
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
25 May 2016 - Berko said These groups are seeking to delegitimize Israel.
Israel by the campfire: Hundreds of thousands participate in Lag Ba'Omer festivities
25 May 2016 - Bonfires were lit throughout the country Wednesday night in accordance to with the custom conducted in memory of Bar Yohai.
How navy engineers made the next missile ship stealthy
25 May 2016 - The Sa'ar 6 missile corvette will have to deal with Hezbollah's radar-guided missiles.
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
25 May 2016 - State Department spokesperson says right-wing government in Jerusalem will be judged by its actions.
Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Beit Hatfutsot
25 May 2016 - After succeeding in his bid to expand the government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that he has also discovered ancestral expansion.
25 May 2016 - If Israel is to survive and to be a place worthy of living in, it will come back to the ideology of the Left, which will be embraced by the future leaders of the Right.
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
25 May 2016 - The six-day festival, which is in its ninth year, is holding sessions in eight cities throughout Israel, Gaza and the Palestinian Authority, including in Haifa, Jerusalem and Nablus.
Taking it all off
25 May 2016 - Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich presents "More Than Naked" at the Israel Festival.
Hezbollah says it is digging tunnels 'to make Israeli enemy lose sleep'
25 May 2016 - Hezbollah says it that it has succeeded in establishing a 'balance of terror' that has made southern Lebanon 'the most secure region in the entire Middle East.'
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
25 May 2016 - A slew of local rockers play salute to the iconic ’80s new wave band as part of the Israel Festival.
'Smart park' coming to Jerusalem's Gan Sacher
25 May 2016 - Energy-saving 'smart' lighting and 'smart' irrigation systems, which can be controlled remotely, may soon become a park staple, powered by solar light panels.
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
25 May 2016 - Israeli start-up GreenWall’s unique solution to rising urbanization.
Knesset honors 100 year old bond between American Jews and Israel
25 May 2016 - Among the attendees was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke of his lifelong connection to American Jewry as well as the contributions US Jewry has made to Israel.
Blair: Normalization steps, plus Arab initiative could bring peace
25 May 2016 - “This gives us a better opportunity to resolve this issue than anything else since the creation of the State of Israel,” said Blair as he spoke at an event hosted by Prospect Magazine.
The many faces of anti-pinkwashers
25 May 2016 - While the Israeli government promotes itself as a safe haven in the Middle East for an open and liberal LGBT community, a two-front war has opened up, at home and abroad.
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 25
25 May 2016 - Livni says new government will isolate Israel, Tom Friedman says this is a dark hour for those who care about Israel, Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk.
Israel: Hamas stealing 95% of civilian cement transferred into Gaza
25 May 2016 - Dore Gold spoke about Israel’s extensive role in providing humanitarian aid, noting that the task is made complicated when those on the receiving end are also at war with his country.
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
25 May 2016 - Two complementary US and Israeli working papers to be launched next week propose immediate actions Israel can take to prepare the ground for two states.
'For those who care about Israel, this is a dark hour,' Tom Friedman says
25 May 2016 - Israel’s rightward political shift means it is 'sinking ever deeper into a de facto binational state controlled by Jewish extremists.'
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
25 May 2016 - Increasing numbers of new immigrants arrive to Israel from all over the world, Central Bureau of Statistics finds.
Temple Mount activist Glick sworn in as MK
25 May 2016 - Glick, an activist for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, was next on the Likud's list, after defense minister Moshe Ya'alon quit his post.
Palestinians arrested for 'nationalist rape' of mentally ill Jewish woman
25 May 2016 - The incident allegedly took place on Yom Haatzmaut earlier this month, inside the 20-year-old victim’s aunt’s apartment.
Ex-Madonna dancers to stride into Israel for Docaviv
25 May 2016 -
Livni: New government will isolate Israel, ramp-up BDS
25 May 2016 - Opposition blasts signing of a new coalition deal that brings the far-right Yisrael Beytenu party into the government.
Israel audiences set to get ‘Happy’ with Pharrell Williams
25 May 2016 - Grammy award-winning American musician Pharrell Williams to perform on July 21 at Live Park in Rishon Lezion.
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
25 May 2016 - NRA ad featuring gravel-voiced American Country singer makes rounds on the Internet Wednesday for it's brazen threat directed at Iran.
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
25 May 2016 - Iran's decision to reembrace Islamic Jihad after two years of strained relations came following a visit to Iran in April by a high-level delegation from the organization.
Netanyahu welcomes Liberman into coalition: 'We are joining hands to move Israel forward'
25 May 2016 - PM made the remarks at a join press address with Liberman at the Knesset after an agreement on the political partnership was signed.
Jordanian officials in hot water after attending Israeli Independence Day ceremony
25 May 2016 - On May 17, the Israeli embassy in Amman hosted an official reception on the occasion of Independence Day. About 200 foreign diplomats and Jordanian officials attended the special ceremony.
B’Tselem cuts ties with IDF over ‘whitewashing’
25 May 2016 - ‘There is no longer any point in pursuing justice,’ group says

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