"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
   Bishop Desmond Tutu, Apartheid in the Holy Land
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  International Middle East Media Center
Israeli Aggression on Gaza Continues To Claim Civilians Lives
Local and media sources in the Gaza Strip stated that the Israeli army continued it’s bombarded, throughout the day and night Tuesday, of entire civilian, densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip, causing the death and injuries to dozens of civilians, while many of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries. ...
UNRWA Condemns Shelling of School, Rights Council Launches Probe
Nearly 700 killed so far UNRWA has strongly condemned the http://www.imemc.org/article/68583 of one of its schools serving as a shelter for hundreds of displaced Palestinians, in central Gaza. The UN Human Rights Council has launched a probe into Israel's actions in the region. ...
Palestinian Journalist Union Condemns Israel’s Targeting of Journalists in Gaza
Following the killing of several journalists, airstrikes on media headquarters and targeting of Al Jazeera offices, the Palestinian Journalist Union issued a statement condemning what they say is the deliberate targeting of journalists by Israeli forces. ...
List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/23
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 641 names have been confirmed. At least 4520 Injured. We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this, but we are still awaiting confirmation of some names. ...
Fifteen More Palestinians Killed in Gaza
The Israeli army continued its bombardment of Palestinian communities in different part of the Gaza Strip, targeting homes and civilian structures, and killed at least thirteen more Palestinian, while dozens have been wounded. ...
UNRWA School Bombed as Feared
An http://imemc.org/newswire?search_text=unrwa&button=Search+%3E%3E school that has been sheltering Palestinian refugees in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday, as previously feared by relief workers, while an inspection team was working on repairing damage from the previous day. ...
Including A Child, Eight Killed In Morning Bombardment In Khan Younis
Updated 09:56 Palestinian medical sources have reported that eight more Palestinians, including a child, have been killed, on Wednesday, in ongoing Israeli bombardment targeting Palestinian homes. ...
Palestinian Killed By Army Fire In Bethlehem
Several Palestinians Injured In Hebron Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man was killed, and another Palestinian was injured, by Israeli army fire, in Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. ...
At Least Five Killed On Wednesday in pre-Dawn Attacks Throughout Gaza
The Israeli army continued its bombardment and shelling of different areas in the densely populated Gaza Strip, killing at least five more Palestinians, and wounding several others. ...
Over 50 Mosques Targeted Since Beginning of Gaza Offensive
Israel has now destroyed or seriously damaged more than 50 mosques since its assault on Gaza began, according to undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments in Gaza, Hassan al-Saifi. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
Kerry leaves Israel without breakthrough in Gaza cease-fire talks
Senior Israeli officials say ground not yet ripe for a truce; U.S. deputy national security adviser expresses hope cease-fire would ensure Hamas' demilitarization.
Operation Protective Edge: The IDF's fallen
Among the fallen include a lone soldier from the United States and a major who leaves a wife currently eight months pregnant.
LIVE UPDATES: Israeli officials say conditions not ripe for Gaza cease-fire
Hamas says ready for humanitarian truce; 3 IDF soldiers killed in Gaza; UN rights council to form commission of inquiry over alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza; Israel asks U.S. for $225m for missing Iron Dome parts; Defense minister tells IDF troops: Prepare for next mission in Gaza.
Hamas is losing on the battlefield but hitting Israel where it hurts
A host of opportunities have presented themselves for Hamas to challenge and undermine Israel's close-knit, Westernized and relatively affluent society.
Foreign airlines still staying clear of Israel as FAA extends ban
U.S. and European airlines will avoid Ben Gurion International Airport for at least another day out of concern for rockets fired from Gaza.
Turkey's Erdogan describes Israel as 'terror state'
Turkish prime minister also says Israel is 'creating a wave of terror' in Gaza and denies his company is funding terrorist activities.
Baltimore dad stuck in Paris while soldier son lies in Israeli ICU
Jordan Low, 19, a U.S.-born sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade, was wounded in Gaza on Sunday.
Ex-IDF soldiers endorse refusing army service, in letter to Washington Post
51 former soldiers, some of them reservists, declare: 'We now refuse to participate in our reserve duties, and we support all those who resist being called to service.’
30,000 gather in silence to honor 'lone soldier' from L.A., killed in Gaza
'You told me that you did not have many friends in Israel,' Max Steinberg's sister says. 'Look around you. 30,000 people are here to tell you that you are among friends.'
UN rights council to form commission of inquiry over Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza
The United States cast the only dissenting vote in the United Nations Human Rights Council, with European nations abstaining.
Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts
Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel asks Congress to meet 'Israel's critical missile defense needs in light of the ongoing conflict in Gaza.'
Tepid apology by British MP for tweet condoning Gaza rockets
Liberal Democrat David Ward, who wrote that he would probably fire a rocket at Israel if he lived in Gaza, may still face party disciplinary action.
New York-Gaza, 2014: When war is there at your fingertips
What if they had live-tweeted the Dresden bombings, with the Allies rushing to explain the necessity and then Goebbels in turn tweeting pictures of wounded German children taken in 1915? Thanks to social media we have become both ambassadors and voyeurs.
Kerry, after Abbas meet: Progress made on cease-fire, but 'work still to be done'
U.S. secretary of state meets again with UN chief Ban Ki-moon; suggests demilitarization of Hamas could be considered in cease-fire negotiations.
Thousands stranded in Israel by canceled flights desperately try to get out
Passengers are not eligible for compensation for canceled flights or hotel expenses.
Israel opens airport in Negev as alternative to Ben-Gurion
Ovda, a military airfield, has opened after the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency temporarily canceled all flights to Israel due to a Hamas rocket attack on Tuesday.
Turkey denies defense, energy ties with Israel amid Gaza fighting
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry says no cooperation taking place during period in which country is working to achieve cease-fire between sides.
Flight ban delays U.S. father's visit to wounded son
Golani sharpshooter from Baltimore hospitalized due to rockets fired while inspecting suspected Hamas weapons cache in Gaza.
UN human rights chief: Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza
Despite Israeli lobbying, Palestinians have managed to call for a vote on Wednesday on severe condemnation of IDF operation in Gaza.
Humans of Gaza, Humans of Tel Aviv
I do not want my children to grow up to kill or be killed in a senseless war that has no end.
Workplaces discipline Israeli Arabs for Facebook posts against Gaza incursion
Doctor, nurse and two municipal employees fired or suspended; Lod worker expresses joy over death of 13 soldiers.
Madeleine Albright: Israel 'overdoing' its response to Hamas
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says focus should be on how to end conflict and implement two-state solution.
Palestinian leadership backs Hamas truce demands
Senior official tells Haaretz that Abbas had no choice but to align himself 'with the people' after the Arab world and international community failed 'to bring the goods.'
LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 15
IDF death toll rises to 29; FAA places 24-hour ban on U.S. flights to Israel; many European airlines also suspend flights; sirens sound in south and central Israel, West Bank; EU calls for disarmament of Hamas, all terror groups in Gaza; UN chief urges Israel to exercise restraint; more than 600 Palestinians reported dead, 27 today.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
On the 16th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded by Israeli Attacks; More Pal...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
Israeli military falsifies photograph to justify bombing el-Wafa hospital
7/23/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Gaza, Occupied Palestine - On the 21st July at 2:17 PM, the IDF spokesperson released an image on twitter showing an aerial picture of a building marked as ‘Al-Wafa’ hospital. In the image there is a red circle, which they designated as...
Palestinians threatened by settler and then detained by soldiers
7/23/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Vern, Hebron, Occupied Palestine - At approximately 23:30 on the night of the 21st July, I noticed a group of Israeli soldiers detain four Palestinian men near our apartment. The men detained were Ahmed, Izzat, Anas, and Muhammad. They were ordered to sit...
  Palestine News Network
[Uruknet 108497 24-jul-2014 01:19 ECT] Settlers attempted to kidnap and shoot two young Palestinian children
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Yesterday in the village of Deir Istiya, two young boys, Hasim Abu Zeed (13) and Hathem Yaser Abu Zeed (9) were attacked by Israeli settlers. Every day Hasim and Hathem s family have to cross a...
[Uruknet 108496 23-jul-2014 23:54 ECT] Gaza families flee Israeli bombing of their homes
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - ...Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qadra told Al-Monitor that 17 members of the Batsh family were killed by Israeli aircraft when they were bombed in their home, adding that one family member, Zakaria al-Batsh, was...
[Uruknet 108495 23-jul-2014 21:53 ECT] The fatal Palestinian trinity
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - There are no concrete military outcomes for what is happening in Gaza. Israel has not eliminated Hamas nor has it obliterated any other resistance forces or liberation movements that seek to break the hold of the...
[Uruknet 108494 23-jul-2014 21:42 ECT] ISIS kills 23 Iranian Soldiers in Iraq
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014- So far the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) has killed 24 Iranian Quds Soldiers during fighting in Iraq in the last month. According to Iraqi local media, since the start of ISIS attacks in Iraq...
[Uruknet 108493 23-jul-2014 21:35 ECT] Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitc
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem - forcing him to drink gasoline and torching him to death...
[Uruknet 108492 23-jul-2014 21:25 ECT] Netanyahu says there will never be a real Palestinian state
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a press conference in Hebrew in which he stated that he would never accept Palestinian sovereignty in the West Bank because Israel s security needs are too great in an...
[Uruknet 108491 23-jul-2014 21:15 ECT] Open letter to Members of the European Parliament
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2015 ...The failure to protect the ordinary citizens of Iraq, the deliberate harm inflicted on certain communities as well as the gross human rights violations being committed by the Iraqi government s forces on a daily basis with...
[Uruknet 108490 23-jul-2014 21:06 ECT] Iraqi Shi a parties prepare to nominate Chalabi for PM
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Iraqi lawmakers elected a new speaker of parliament on Tuesday, as Shi a political parties prepared to nominate candidates to replace Nuri Al-Maliki as prime minister. Iraqi state TV showed footage of MPs congratulating Sunni MP...
[Uruknet 108489 23-jul-2014 19:10 ECT] "Israel Targets Civilians, the Casualties Speak Volumes": International Protection Urged for Besieged Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - ....The real issue here is whether Israel is going to be held accountable. And so far there hasn t been any international actors who have stepped forward to say anything to Israel or to do anything...
[Uruknet 108488 23-jul-2014 18:09 ECT] Palestinians in Israel demand war crimes probe for Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Palestinian civil society organizations in Israel are urging international efforts to investigate alleged war crimes committed during Israel s bombardment of the Gaza Strip . There are nearly 1.7 million Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, who although they...
[Uruknet 108487 23-jul-2014 15:28 ECT] Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - "Protective Edge," the cartoonish name given to the latest Israeli military offensive against the occupied people of Palestine, is representative of the inverted reality whereby the 1.7 million captive and largely defenseless Palestinians in Gaza are...
[Uruknet 108486 23-jul-2014 14:18 ECT] Has Israel appointed a war criminal to probe civilian deaths in Gaza?
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Joshua Hantman, a senior adviser to Ron Dermer, Israel s ambassador to the United States, was invited to speak on the TV program Democracy Now! last Friday, where he asserted: "For Israel, any civilian death is...
[Uruknet 108485 23-jul-2014 14:10 ECT] Colonial Experiments in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 -....Although Gaza is walled off and isolated, it is not detached from the rest of Palestine. The particular forms of confinement, destruction, and experimentation in Gaza are constitutive of Israeli colonial rule. This rule maintains and reproduces...
[Uruknet 108484 23-jul-2014 14:06 ECT] The unfolding lie of Operation Protective Edge
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014-...The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths in Gush Etzion in June 2014 was a boon to the prime minister. This is a harsh statement, but it can be corroborated by what Netanyahu said just two days...
[Uruknet 108483 23-jul-2014 14:01 ECT] Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza s civilians, say doctors
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 - Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians.Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza, said, "Medical teams have...
[Uruknet 108482 23-jul-2014 12:06 ECT] Israeli officials call for cutting energy and food supplies to Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2014 -Israeli officials yesterday renewed their calls for cutting food and electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip as a punitive measure against Hamas and the area s residents.Israel s Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon stressed that it is...
[Uruknet 108481 23-jul-2014 02:52 ECT] Bloodbath in Gaza: Abnormal becomes normal
22 Jul 2014 - July 15, 2015 - As world powers watch the slaughter of Gaza s besieged population in deathly silence, ordinary people are shocked at the levels of barbarity displayed by Israel. Gruesome and grotesque to the extreme. Visuals in mainstream media...
[Uruknet 108479 23-jul-2014 01:12 ECT] Syria News - July 14 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - By the end of Monday, the coordination committees were able to document 39 martyrs including 4 women, 5 children and 2 martyrs under torture: 14 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 9 Damascus and its suburbs; 7...
[Uruknet 108478 22-jul-2014 23:52 ECT] Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: 162 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 137 Are Civilians, Including 34 Children and 28 Women, and 1,058 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 332 Children and 212 Women;
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 7th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,...
[Uruknet 108477 22-jul-2014 23:26 ECT] Russia, Saudi Arabia to Sign Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Deal
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement in the civilian nuclear cooperation, the head of Russia s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said on Sunday."Everything is ready, at the level of delegations everything has...
[Uruknet 108476 22-jul-2014 22:57 ECT] Iraqi Baath spokesman denies alliance with Islamic State
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Khodair al-Morshedi, the official spokesman for the Iraqi Baath Party and the secretary-general of the Islamic National Front of Iraq, comprising various armed factions, described the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of...
[Uruknet 108475 22-jul-2014 22:46 ECT] Andy Worthington: An Archive of Guantánamo Articles and Other Writing - Part 15, July to December 2013
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Over eight years ago, in March 2006, I began researching and writing about the Bush administration s "war on terror" prison at Guantánamo and the 779 men (and boys) held there since the prison opened in...
[Uruknet 108474 22-jul-2014 22:26 ECT] The Tribal Component of Iraq s Sunni Rebellion
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Following the Iraqi armed opposition s seizure of Mosul on June 10, and the subsequent capture of large areas of Ninewah, Salah al-Din and Ta mim governorates, several Iraqi organizations have proclaimed their role in the...
[Uruknet 108473 22-jul-2014 22:16 ECT] Nouri al-Maliki s up to his old tricks while the press remains silent
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014- Violence continues in Iraq today. All Iraq News notes the Iraqi Air Force bombed northern Iraq and killed 10 suspects, from the safety of the sky the military bombed what they hope were suspects in northern Tikrit...
[Uruknet 108472 22-jul-2014 20:53 ECT] Hamas: no cease-fire until siege of Gaza lifted
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - On the evening of July 10, Abu Abida, the spokesman for Hamas military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, asserted that a ground war offers an opportunity to free Israeli-held prisoners of war. The al-Qassam Brigades...
[Uruknet 108471 22-jul-2014 20:08 ECT] In response to Patrick Cockburn and Sir Richard Dearlove
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - In a recent article in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn made a number of wide and questionable assumptions relating to Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the recent crisis in Iraq.However, to...
[Uruknet 108470 22-jul-2014 16:55 ECT] Is Iraq s Maliki taking a page out of Assad s playbook?
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - As the Iraqi government struggles to contain a Sunni militant advance on Baghdad and hold the country together, more and more Iraqis are blaming Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki for their country s increasing resemblance to...
[Uruknet 108469 22-jul-2014 16:27 ECT] Israel Is Captive to Its Destructive Process
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - Raul Hilberg in his monumental work "The Destruction of the European Jews" chronicled a process of repression that at first was "relatively mild" but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination...
[Uruknet 108467 22-jul-2014 16:07 ECT] Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings
22 Jul 2014 - July 14, 2014 - On the night of January 9, 2009, the Salha family were sleeping, and Gaza was under attack. They were woken by a loud bang at 3am: a missile, fired at the house, entered through the roof,...
Protests target Israel football club
BBC 23 Jul 2014 - Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille.
Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade
BBC 23 Jul 2014 - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
‘No food, no water to revive awaiting certain death…’: Horrifying report from Khuza’a village following Israeli attack
Mondoweiss 23 Jul 2014 - Palestinians flee their homes following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. (Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) I just received this report from Yamen Radwan who lives in Khuza’a, a village east of Khan...
Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed
BBC 23 Jul 2014 - The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
On ‘Death to Arabs’ in Jerusalem & Tel Aviv
Mondoweiss 23 Jul 2014 - Video of Jewish mob chanting ‘Death to Arabs!’ as they stop cars looking for Palestinian drivers in Jerusalem. On Saturday July 19, I was invited to give a lecture to students at the Arab American University in Jenin, in the northern tip of the West Bank....
9 Reasons why Israel is under rocket attack 
Mondoweiss 23 Jul 2014 - Palestinian rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble of a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. (Photo: Khalil Hamra/ AP) The peace-loving nation of Israel is yet again at the brink of an existential annihilation due...
It’s time for liberal Jewish bodies to take a stand
Mondoweiss 23 Jul 2014 - Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, senior rabbi to UK’s Reform Jewish community A letter to Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the UK Movement for Reform Judaism, first posted at Robert Cohen’s site .  Dear Rabbi Laura, I listened to the Gaza conflict debate on  BBC Radio 4′s...
Critical Ethnic Studies Association and the African Literature Association endorse the academic boycott of Israel
Mondoweiss 23 Jul 2014 - The  US Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)  congratulates both the  Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA)  and the African Literature Association (ALA)  following their recent, respective announcements to heed the call from  Palestinian civil society and endorse the academic boycott of Israel ....
VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'
BBC 23 Jul 2014 - More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.
VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians
BBC 23 Jul 2014 - Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood
Gaza War: Bringing Out the Worst in Israeli Misogyny, Racism
Tikun Olam 23 Jul 2014 - “Soldiers: Pound their Mom so you can return safely to yours.” In last night’s post I noted some of the ghoulish reactions by Israelis to the war, from Prof. Mordechai Kedar’s call for raping the sisters and mothers of Palestinian terrorists to Rabbi Dov Lior’s halachic...
Gaza War Day 16: Israel’s Defense Minister Ordered Use of Obsolete Armored Vehicle Leading to 7 Soldier Deaths
Tikun Olam 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli M-113 APC destroyed by anti-tank missile resulting in deaths of 7 IDF troops Israeli defense minister, Bogie Yaalon, has been locked in a major fiscal battle with Finance Minister Yair Lapid over funding for the IDF.  Lapid is desperately trying to cut ministerial budgets, while the IDF...
JVP condemns anti-semitic incidents
Jewish Voice for Peace 22 Jul 2014 - In these terrible days, JVP is heartened to see the massive growth in the global movement to demand justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel’s current assault, which has now left over 600 Palestinians dead, including 100 children. As a part of this movement, we...
Jewish activists arrested in civil disobedience action at Friends of the IDF offices in NYC protesting the assault on Gaza
Jewish Voice for Peace 22 Jul 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Donna Nevel 917-570-4371 ; denevel@gmail.com Jewish activists arrested in civil disobedience action at Friends of the IDF offices in NYC protesting the assault on Gaza Nine demonstrators were arrested today shortly after noon at the office of the Friends of the Israeli...
Gaza War, Day 15: 28 IDF Dead, Nearly 600 Palestinian Dead, Bibi Derides Hamas’ “Telegenic Dead”
Tikun Olam 22 Jul 2014 - The Gaza War, which began in blood, has turned into a gothic horror story.  Faced with a Hamas defense that is far more dynamic and lethal than during Cast Lead, the IDF has lost 28 soldiers, almost three times as many as were killed during the...
JVP and CodePink Disrupt CUFI Event to Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Deaths
Jewish Voice for Peace 21 Jul 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Onsite Press contacts: Seth Morrison, 703.271.0370 , sethmorrison30@gmail.com Medea Benjamin, 415.235.6517 medea.benjamin@gmail.com Jewish Voice for Peace & Code Pink Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Deaths: Disrupt Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer at Christians United for Israel (CUFI) “Night to Honor Israel” in Washington DC July...
Western standards of Palestinian resistance
Al-Akhbar Blogs 22 Jul 2014 - Yet again another Israeli assault on an Arab country exposes the biases and racism of Western governments, media, and human rights organizations. Human rights organizations, particularly Human Rights Watch, have become the most culpable because they now serve as a media/propaganda arm of the Israeli terrorist...
Al-Shujayeh: Palestine’s Saigon
Al-Akhbar Opinion 23 Jul 2014 - A displaced man from the Shejaiya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip sleeps at the UN school where he and others have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in their area on July 21, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Marco Longari) A displaced man from the Shejaiya neighborhood in the...
The dialectic of victory: how I learned to stop worrying and love the rocket
Al-Akhbar Opinion 22 Jul 2014 - An Israeli police man inspects a building in a Kibbutz near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 9, 2014, after it was hit and damaged by a rocket fired from Gaza. (Photo: AFP-Menahem Kahana) An Israeli police man inspects a building in a Kibbutz...
Gaza ceasefire talks intensify as Palestinian death toll exceeds 700
Al-Akhbar News 23 Jul 2014 - Talks to end the 16-day assault by Israel on the Gaza Strip have intensified, with US Secretary of State John Kerry shuttling between Jerusalem and Cairo in a bid to forge a truce. Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal said on Wednesday there had been progress in negotiations...
Kurds agree on Fuad Masum for Iraq president: official
Al-Akhbar News 23 Jul 2014 - Veteran Iraqi politician Fuad Masum was almost guaranteed to become Iraq's next president after the main Kurdish blocs in parliament agreed on his candidacy Thursday. According to an unofficial power-sharing agreement, the position of federal president goes to a Kurd and Masum edged his rival Barham...
Hamas leader: We are ready for a ceasefire if Gaza siege is lifted
Al-Akhbar News 23 Jul 2014 - Updated at 10:34 pm: Hamas' political chief Khaled Meshaal said the Palestinian movement was ready to accept a ceasefire with Israel if it agreed to lift the crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip. "Everyone wanted us to accept a ceasefire and then negotiate for our rights,...
Iraqi politicians postpone presidential vote amid growing violence
Al-Akhbar News 23 Jul 2014 - Iraqi lawmakers on Wednesday postponed choosing a new president for their ailing country while air strikes, suicide car bombs and summary executions yielded their daily grim crop of bodies. Parliament adjourned without even broaching the election of a new head of state and agreed to meet...
Turkey detains 105 police officers suspected of wiretapping
Al-Akhbar News 23 Jul 2014 - Turkish authorities were on Wednesday hunting for nine police intelligence officers still on the run after a massive operation against suspected illegal wiretapping resulted in the arrest of over 100 people. A total of 105 serving and former top police officers have so far been detained...
Fatah’s sudden volte-face
Al-Akhbar News 23 Jul 2014 - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas adresses journalists as he meets with members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on July 22, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah, after he prayed for the Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza...
How far can Lebanon’s anti-corruption initiatives go?
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Jul 2014 - A protestor in Beirut demonstrating against the endemic corruption holds a sign in Arabic saying "A person steals a loaf of bread and they go to jail, a person steals a country and they become a leader.' (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) A protestor in Beirut demonstrating against...
Interview with an international human shield in Gaza
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Jul 2014 - Palestinians push a stretcher carrying the body of a member of the al-Qasas family who was killed in an Israeli army shelling on July 21, 2014, as they arrive at the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Hams) Palestinians push a stretcher...
Gaza: Displaced Palestinians forced to leave UNRWA schools
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Jul 2014 - Displaced Palestinian children from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip gather on July 23, 2014 at a UN school in the refugee camp of Jabalia where families fleeing heavy fighting in the besieged Palestinian territory have taken refuge. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Abed) Displaced Palestinian children from...
In Homs’ northern countryside, civilians live under fire
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Jul 2014 - Women work in the fields of Homs' countryside. (Photo: Archive) Women work in the fields of Homs' countryside. (Photo: Archive) There are no obstacles on the road leading to the village of Jabourin located on the demarcation line with Om Sharshouh, a village outside the control...
Tunisia’s youth express mixed feelings for upcoming elections
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Jul 2014 - Tunisian protesters wave a national flag shouting slogans during a demonstration against terrorism on July 18, 2014 in the capital Tunis, following an attack in the Mount Chaambi region. (Photo: AFP-Fethi Belaid) Tunisian protesters wave a national flag shouting slogans during a demonstration against terrorism on...
How the West Bank was domesticated
Al-Akhbar Politics 22 Jul 2014 - Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at the entrance of Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia, on July 18, 2014, following a protest against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip. (Photo: AFP-Abbas Momani) Israeli soldiers take cover during...
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Obama Administration Pushes For $225 Million for Iron Dome System
The Foward Breaking News 23 Jul 2014 - The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Click here for the rest of the article...
Police Hunt Mystery Car in Dan Markel Murder
The Foward Breaking News 23 Jul 2014 - Florida police are hunting for a mystery car spotted in the neighborhood of law professor Dan Markel around the time he was shot and killed in his home Friday. Click here for the rest of the article...
Hamas Wants Humanitarian Truce Not Ceasefire
The Foward Breaking News 23 Jul 2014 - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting ceasefire without full negotiation of terms. Click here for the...
Nazi Guard Dies Before Extradition to Germany
The Foward Breaking News 23 Jul 2014 - A former Nazi concentration camp guard died hours before a judge on Wednesday ordered his extradition to Germany, where he faced charges of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews. Click here for the rest of the article...
'Fake Charity' Rabbi Ordered To Repay $522K
The Foward Breaking News 23 Jul 2014 - A Brooklyn rabbi who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for fake charities and used the money to pay his electric bill has agreed to pay restitution of $500,000 in a settlement reached today with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Click here for the...
U.N. Launches Rights Probe Into Gaza War
The Foward Breaking News 23 Jul 2014 - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Click here for the rest of the article...
Staring Into the Void, for Both Israelis and Palestinians
The Forward Editorial 23 Jul 2014 - Along with wreaking untold horrors on both sides, the Gaza war has all but extinguished hopes for a two-state solution. For Jane Eisner, the biggest problem is that there is no alternative. Click here for the rest of the article...
Don't Turn Them Away
The Forward Editorial 22 Jul 2014 - EDITORIAL: The crisis of thousands of immigrant children on America’s borders should demand from us a moral response. Click here for the rest of the article...
Why Airline Bans Are Such a Blow to Israel
The Forward New 23 Jul 2014 - When the Federal Aviation Administration announced a ban Tuesday on U.S. carriers flying to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, prompting a slew of similar decisions by European carriers, the flight cancellations were more than just a major inconvenience to thousands of passengers on 160-plus canceled...
American Authorities Extend Flight Ban to Israel for Another Day
The Forward New 23 Jul 2014 - The widening conflict in Israel forced most airlines to scrap flights Tuesday to Tel Aviv — dealing a major blow to Israel’s tourism industry. Click here for the rest of the article...
Why Did UCLA Hillel Funnel Cash From Pro-Israel Donor to Student Candidate?
The Forward New 23 Jul 2014 - A wealthy pro-Israel donor used a Hillel chapter to funnel cash to a candidate for California student government. Why did the campus group allow itself to be used like that? Click here for the rest of the article...
Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics? Click here for the rest of the article...
Alan Dershowitz Has No Plans To Keep Quiet in Retirement
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - Despite leaving Harvard after a 50-year teaching career, Alan Dershowitz says he isn’t slowing down. Click here for the rest of the article...
How Orthodox Agudah and Wal-Mart Money United To Back School Vouchers
The Forward New 22 Jul 2014 - Guess who is the largest donor to Agudath Israel? The Christian owners of Wal-Mart, who see the Orthodox umbrella group a key ally in their fight for education reforms. Click here for the rest of the article...
Egypt: Kerry in Cairo to Push for Gaza Ceasefire
allAfrica.com 23 Jul 2014 - [RFI]US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Tuesday in an attempt to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
South Africa: Zuma Lauded for Initiating Talks With Palestine
allAfrica.com 23 Jul 2014 - [CAJ News]Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) says it supports the initiatives taken by the country's leader to invite Palestinian President of Mahomoud Abbas to the country to discuss the situation of Palestine and current conflict.
Egypt: Israel/Gaza - How Does It End?
allAfrica.com 23 Jul 2014 - [IRIN]Dubai -The latest round of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza is now two weeks old, with nearly 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis - all but two of them active duty soldiers - dead. A ceasefire deal proposed by Egypt last week collapsed after...
Egypt: Kerry Discusses Gaza With Arab League, Egyptian Officials
allAfrica.com 23 Jul 2014 - [State Department]Cairo, Egypt -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to fighting in Gaza.
Nigeria: Emirates Now Offers UAE Visa Services in Lagos
allAfrica.com 23 Jul 2014 - [Daily Trust]Lagos -Emirates and its commercial partner, Dubai Visa Processing Centre, have inaugurated the Dubai Visa Application Services in Lagos, Emirates said in a statement.
Africa: Amb. Power At UN Debate On Middle East
allAfrica.com 23 Jul 2014 - [State Department]Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East
End the Assault on Gaza: URGENT CALL FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION 7-24-2014
Rachel Corrie Foundation 22 Jul 2014 - URGENT CALL FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION THURSDAY, JULY 24 END THE ASSAULT ON GAZA AND LIFT THE BLOCKADE  Please join us this Thursday, July 24, in this  urgent call to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza and end the 7-year siege that has made...
AAI President Jim Zogby on Gaza
Arab American Institute 23 Jul 2014 - AAI President Jim Zogby has been commenting on the situation in Gaza on several networks and programs. Watch his recent interviews and read recent columns here.
Jim Zogby and Shadi Hamid Discuss Egypt’s Transition, U.S. Policy and Regional Response to Gaza
Arab American Institute 23 Jul 2014 - As Egypt contends with new political realities and is center stage in the Gaza ceasefire talks, AAI President Jim Zogby and Dr. Shadi Hamid from the Brookings Institution sat down for a live streamed discussion and Q&A on Egypt�s transition, U.S. policy options, the regional response...
The Illusion of Self Defense
Arab American Institute 22 Jul 2014 - By Nadeem Istfan Summer Intern, 2014 The Israelis and Palestinians have entered another vicious cycle of violence in the name of �self-defense�. With over five hundred Palestinians killed and hundreds of rockets landed in Israel, a long-term peace agreement could not be further away.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 23 Jul 2014 - 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 23 Jul 2014 - 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 23 Jul 2014 - 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 23 Jul 2014 - 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 23 Jul 2014 - 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 23 Jul 2014 - 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...
Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 17
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Live Blog | Day 17 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine The post: Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 17 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 22 July 2014
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 22 July 2014, 1500 hrs The post: Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 22 July 2014 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 21 July 2014
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Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Live Blog | Day 16 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine The post: Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
#GazaUnderAttack – Day 15 – Live Blog
Sabbah report 23 Jul 2014 - Live Blog | Day 15 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine The post: #GazaUnderAttack – Day 15 – Live Blog appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 19 & 20 July 2014
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Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - O n May 21, 2014, the US Campaign and a diverse group of organizations held a congressional briefing to raise awareness about Israel's discriminatio n against U.S. citizens. Below are the testimonies from the briefing. Yousef Munayyer - Part 1 Sandra Tamari - Part 2 Donna...
10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! July 9 We Divest Day of Action
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Mark your calendars! The We Divest Campaign has called for a national day of action on July 9, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling declaring Israel's wall on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal. Below are materials to...
12 States Participate in Free Cone Day!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - The following report back is by Mark Hage of member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel . The second annual Free Cone Day leafleting action at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on Tuesday, April 8, organized by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org),...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to the Triangle Area, Mar. 25-26
US Campaign to End the Occupation 23 Jul 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting the Triangle Area Tuesday , March 25 and Wednesday, March...
  Ma'an News
73 Palestinians killed on Wednesday in Gaza, total death toll at 695
7/24/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Unceasing Israeli attacks on Gaza left 73 Palestinians dead on Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the beginning of Israel's offensive on the Strip to 695. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman said that 13 people...
Israeli forces bomb al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza City
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes on Wednesday bombed a central Gaza City hospital after the army claimed militants opened fire from the premises, while a UN human rights chief warned that abuses by Hamas did not justify possible war crimes...
Several injured as Israel shells area of historic al-Shamaa mosque
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several Palestinians were injured on Wednesday after Israeli forces shelled the area around a 700-year-old mosque in central Gaza, medical sources said. The mosque, known as al-Shamaa ("The Candle"), is located in the Zaytoun neighborhood of...
32 more Palestinians killed in Gaza as Wednesday total hits 56
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The continued Israeli offensive across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon left 32 Palestinians dead, bringing the total number killed since midnight to 56 as world and local leaders scrambled to arrange a ceasefire. The high total...
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in protest near Bethlehem
7/23/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and injured two across the West Bank early Wednesday, as protests against the ongoing Israeli military assault in Gaza that has left more than 600 Palestinians dead intensified. Mahmud Hamamra, 32...
Child killed, 4 wounded in Israeli strike on donkey cart in Gaza
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian medical sources said 12-year-old Rabee Qasim was killed and four other people injured when an Israeli shell hit a cart pulled by a donkey in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Naser in the northern Gaza...
24 Palestinians killed in Israeli assault on Gaza Wednesday morning
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The death toll on the 16th day of Israeli military offensive on Gaza rose to 24 on Wednesday after an Israeli airstrike killed 70-year-old Hasan Abu Hein, 34-year-old Osama Abu Hein, and journalist Abd al-Rahman...
5 killed in shelling on al-Qarrara in Khan Younis
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Five Palestinians were killed in the neighborhood of al-Qarrara in Khan Younis on Wednesday amid heavy Israeli shelling. Medics dug the bodies of Mahmoud and Nour al-Abadleh as well as Hassan Khalil Salah Abu Jamus, 29, and...
Official: 13 Palestinians killed since sunset by Israeli fire in Gaza
7/23/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Thirteen Palestinians have been killed since sundown as a result of Israeli strikes on Gaza, an official said in a statement. Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Palestinian health ministry, said that three Palestinians were killed in a...
1 dead, 30 injured in Israeli shelling in al-Shamaa area of Gaza City
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said on Wednesday that Nidal Hamad al-Ejla, 25, was killed and 30 others were injured, including two children with serious injuries, in Israeli shelling in the al-Shamaa area of Gaza...
Report: Army warns Gaza's main al-Shifa hospital of impending strike
7/23/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel National News said on Wednesday that the Israeli army warned Gaza Strip's main hospital Ash-Shifa to evacuate ahead of an airstrike. The Israeli army, however, denied the report. [END...
Palestinian killed in airstrike in al-Zaytoun
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was killed on Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike on the al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City. Medics identified the victim as Muhammad Abdulraouf. [END...
UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive
7/23/2014 - GENEVA (AFP) - The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into the Gaza offensive, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from Israel. The decision came after a marathon seven-hour emergency session of the...
Bethlehem-area man succumbs to wounds sustained in overnight clashes
7/23/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man from Husan west of Bethlehem died of wounds sustained early Wednesday during clashes with Israeli forces in his village, a Ma'an reporter said. Muhammad Qasim Hamamra, 19, died of his wounds after...
Gaza rocket halts flights at Ben Gurion airport
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 639 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom have been civilians. As the...
Heavy rocket fire from Gaza into Eshkol, Sderot, Ashkelon
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Sirens were sounded in the southern Israeli cities of Eshkol, Sderot, and Ashkelon on Wednesday morning amid heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. [END...
Quds Brigades say fighters killed 3 Israeli soldiers in southern Gaza
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad's military wing on Wednesday said that its fighters had killed three Israeli soldiers in the southern Gaza Strip. The al-Quds Brigades said in a statement that its militants had set up an ambush...
Police: Foreign worker in Israel killed by Gaza mortar
7/23/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A foreign worker in southern Israel died after being hit by a mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip, police said on Wednesday."There was a foreign worker killed by a mortar," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, bringing the...
Israeli army says 3 soldiers killed in Gaza fighting
7/23/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Three Israeli soldiers were killed in fighting inside the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the army said, taking the total number of military deaths in the past six days to 32."Today, three IDF soldiers were killed in combat in the...
Palestinian envoy pleads for UN action to stop Gaza violence
7/23/2014 - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations held up photographs of children slain in Gaza and read out names of the dead on Tuesday as he pleaded for action from the Security Council."On behalf of the Palestinian people...
Israel to open Eilat airport in effort to resume flights
7/23/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday offered to open an airport in the southern Israeli city of Eilat to international flights after a slew of international carriers pulled flights to Tel Aviv out of safety concerns, Israeli...
US renews ban on flights to Israel
7/23/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday renewed its ban on American flights to Tel Aviv for another 24 hours, citing the "potentially hazardous situation" in Israel and Gaza. It first imposed the ban on Tuesday, then renewed it at...
Mashaal: No one can disarm Palestinian resistance
7/23/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Khaled Mashaal, head of Hamas' political bureau, said Wednesday that Palestinian militant groups in Gaza refused to disarm."No can disarm the resistance," Mashaal said in a televised speech from Doha. Twenty-eight foreign ministers of EU member...
Palestinians clash with Israeli troops across East Jerusalem
7/23/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinians on Tuesday night clashed with Israeli forces across occupied East Jerusalem as protests in solidarity with Gaza erupted for another night across the region. Undercover Israeli forces detained seven young Palestinian men, including a paramedic, during clashes...
Clashes with Israeli forces at funeral for slain Bethlehem-area youth
7/23/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes with Israeli forces at funeral for slain Bethlehem-area youth in Husan. [END...
Gazans injured after shelling hits homes near Deir al Balah hospital
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Reports of injured on Wednesday after shelling hits homes near Deir al Balah hospital. [END...
Gazan prisoners mourn lost family members inside Israeli jails
7/23/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- More than a dozen Gazan prisoners being held in Israeli jails have lost members of their families to Israel's assault on the Strip, a Palestinian prisoner's rights group said Wednesday. The Palestinian Prisoner'...
Israeli airstrike hits home in Gaza's al-Nasr neighborhood
7/23/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrike hits the home of Hijazi family in al-Nasr neighborhood in Gaza City. [END...
Palestinians carry coffins through Ramallah to protest Gaza offensive
7/23/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinians marched through Ramallah on Wednesday carrying 500 symbolic coffins with the names of people killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, a Ma'an reporter said. The rally was organized by the municipalities of Ramallah, al-Bireh, and...
Qatar emir holds talks on Gaza in surprise Saudi visit
7/23/2014 - JEDDAH (AFP) -- The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Saudi Arabia where he discussed developments in strife-torn Gaza with King Abdullah, state media said. The two leaders "discussed cooperation between the two countries, in...
Analysis: Gaza resistance will not be crushed
7/23/2014 - By Ramzy Baroud - On the 13th day of Israel's so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized, women, and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers saturate the media. Until now, more than 630 Palestinians have been killed, mostly...
Kerry says 'some progress' in Gaza truce efforts
7/23/2014 - TEL AVIV (AFP) -- Washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 16 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing Wednesday as the fighting raged on and airlines suspended flights over rocket fears. As US and UN diplomats continued intensive diplomacy...
  The Guardian
Israeli air strikes and gun battles with Hamas shatter Gaza frontline village
23 Jul 2014 - Less than two miles from Israeli border Zanna residents mourn the dead and dig out bodies from homes reduced to rubble A short while...
Gaza crisis: Talks continue as Palestinian death toll approaches 700 - live updates
23 Jul 2014 - UN votes to investigate possible war crimes Israeli leaders condemn UN vote Hamas leader says Gazans are 'prey not predator' US secretary of state...
FAA ban on US flights to Tel Aviv extended while rocket threat is assessed
23 Jul 2014 - US Federal Aviation Administration says it is working with Israeli government to determine when directive can be lifted The US Federal Aviation Administration says...
Setting the agenda in coverage of Gaza and MH17 | @guardianletters
23 Jul 2014 - Owen Jones's sensitive article ( How the occupation of Gaza corrupts the occupier , 21 July) is most welcome. There has been a huge disparity over...
Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish
23 Jul 2014 - The onslaught in Gaza and the MH17 crash scene in Ukraine have generated thousands of pictures, many of which show the gruesome reality of...
Israel may have committed war crimes during Gaza offensive, UN says
23 Jul 2014 - UN human rights council debates resolution calling for urgent dispatch of 'independent, international commission of inquiry' Gaza crisis: live updates The UN has said...
UN human rights body to investigate claims of Israeli violations in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - UN's human rights chief says Israel has not done enough to protect civilians while also condemning attacks by Hamas The United Nations Human Rights...
What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict | Keith Kahn-Harris
23 Jul 2014 - The British Jewish community is often portrayed as being united on Israel but opinion is far more complex and wide-ranging than that It suits...
Gaza conflict takes toll on Hamas rocket stocks and tunnels
23 Jul 2014 - IDF says it has destroyed 30%-40% of militant rockets and six tunnel shafts; Hamas has killed 29 soldiers and disrupted flights After more than...
Lib Dem MP David Ward apologises over Gaza comments
23 Jul 2014 - Bradford East MP says he condemns violence on both sides of conflict but will continue to speak out for rights of Palestinians The Liberal...
Photo highlights of the day
23 Jul 2014 - The Guardian's photo editors bring you a daily round up from the world of photography - today including the Costa Concordia being towed away,...
Lib Dem David Ward refuses to apologise for Gaza tweet
23 Jul 2014 - MP says he does not condone firing of rockets into Israel but 'I understand why people are so desperate that they are doing it'...
Ban Ki-moon and Shimon Peres on the Gaza/Israel crisis video
23 Jul 2014 - The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, speaks in Israel about the bloody conflict in Gaza. President Shimon Peres says he regrets that flights into...
John Kerry flies to Israel to push for ceasefire
23 Jul 2014 - US secretary of state arrives in Tel Aviv to meet political leaders in hopes of ending hostilities in Gaza The US secretary of state,...
International flights to and from Israel suspended over security concerns
23 Jul 2014 - Move likely to alarm Israeli government as Ban Ki-moon says end to fighting in Gaza could be 'very near' International airlines halted flights to...
Gaza crisis: Palestinian death toll continues to climb as ceasefire efforts stall as it happened
22 Jul 2014 - US and European airlines suspend flights into Tel Aviv Kerry in Cairo to support ceasefire: Hamas has a fundamental choice More than 600 Palestinians...
Lack of empathy with the Palestinians' plight | @guardianletters
22 Jul 2014 - It is a sad reflection on the parlous state of the domestic opposition that a spokesman for the Israeli Labor party can conceive of...
Academics call for a ceasefire and just peace agreement | @guardianletters
22 Jul 2014 - Hilik Bar ( A thirst for Israeli blood , 21 July) reduces the charge against Israel to killing too many Palestinians. The story is more complicated....
Foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy condemn antisemitic protests
22 Jul 2014 - Joint statement vows to tackle rise in number of demonstrations and hostile rhetoric 'that cross line into racism and xenophobia' Foreign ministers from France,...
Gazans flee Israeli bombardment into the path of more bombs
22 Jul 2014 - Thousands of Gazans attempt to find shelter as the UN estimates that more than 100,000 are displaced Archbishop Alexios of Gaza mopped his brow...
  Daily Star
Iran's supreme leader calls for end to "murderous" Israeli regime
23 Jul 2014 Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be...
Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work
23 Jul 2014 An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.
Turkish Airlines extends suspension of Israel flights by 24 hours
23 Jul 2014 Turkey's national carrier has extended its suspension of direct flights to Tel Aviv for another day for security reasons due to the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas, the communications minister said on Wednesday.
Hamas leader calls for humanitarian truce in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting...
Hamas has rockets that can reach Israel airport: State Department
23 Jul 2014 Hamas does possess rockets that can reach Israel's Ben Gurion airport although the accuracy of the rockets does remain limited, the State Department said on Wednesday.
Three rockets land in Bekaa Valley
23 Jul 2014 BEIRUT: Three rockets fired from Syria hit the Bekaa Valley late Wednesday, dropping between the towns of Bezaliyya and Labweh in the outskirts of Arsal, a security source told The Daily Star.
Lebanese protesters reenact Israeli soldier’s capture
23 Jul 2014 A young boy reenacted the capture of an Israeli soldier by Hamas Wednesday, receiving a great deal of swearing, spitting and gravel throwing as Sidon youth marched in front of the city’s Zaatari mosque towards Martyrs...
FAA extends flight ban to Tel Aviv for U.S. airlines by 24 hours
23 Jul 2014 The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday extended a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv by an additional 24 hours.
Israel detains soldiers after WhatsApp leaks about Gaza casualties
23 Jul 2014 The Israeli military said on Wednesday it had detained several soldiers and a civilian on suspicion of leaking Gaza casualty figures over social media before families of the dead or wounded could be formally informed.
UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive
23 Jul 2014 The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into Israel's Gaza offensive, backing efforts by the Palestinians to hold the Jewish state up to international scrutiny.
Berri proposes international fund for Gaza reconstruction
23 Jul 2014 Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri calls for the creation of an Arab and International fund for the reconstruction of Gaza.
  Ha'aretz National News
After flight cancelations, a waiting game at Ben Gurion Airport
Ha'aretz - 23 Jul 2014
Workplaces discipline Israeli Arabs for Facebook posts against Gaza incursion
Ha'aretz - 23 Jul 2014
Right-wing rabbi’s ruling: Israel may totally destroy Gaza if necessary
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Thousands bid farewell to French-Israeli soldier killed in Gaza
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Citing incitement, Facebook closes page of group that fights intermarriage
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Army rolls out SMS-based rocket-alert system in areas near Gaza
Ha'aretz - 22 Jul 2014
Israeli professor's 'rape as terror deterrent' statement draws ire
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
Transportation Ministry approves use of motorized bicycles in Israel
Ha'aretz - 21 Jul 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
Mishaal: No ceasefire before lifting the siege on Gaza
Head of Hamas's political bureau Khaled Mishaal has called for lifting the Israeli siege on Gaza before talking about any ceasefire agreement.
Qaradawi: Palestinian resistance should not be left alone
Chairman of International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Qaradawi said that the Palestinian resistance should not be left alone in face of "the Israeli enemy".
AOHR UK: EU statement provides green light for Israeli onslaught
AOHR UK has stressed that EU leaders’ statement regarding the Israeli attack on Gaza is nothing short of a betrayal of the principles of human rights on which the EU was founded.
Palestinian angry protesters set fire to Israeli military vehicles in al-Khalil
Palestinian youths set fire to two Israeli military vehicles during violent clashes that broke out in southern Dura town in al-Khalil at dawn Wednesday.
75 Palestinians killed on the 16th day of Israeli aggression on Gaza
Israeli warplanes continued targeting civilian communities in Gaza Strip for the 16th consecutive day killing 75 Palestinians, mostly children and women, on Tuesday.
Hamas: IOF massacre in Khuza’a brutal war crime
Hamas described as horrendous war crime the Israeli occupation forces barbaric bombardment of civilian neighborhoods in Khuza’a town to the east of Khan Younis.
Head of Arab Parliament criticizes UNSC's statement on Gaza aggression
Head of the Arab Parliament Ahmad al-Jarwan has the latest statement issued by UN Security Council (UNSC) on the Israeli aggression on Gaza, saying it does not live up to the event.
Palestinian killed in IOF violent quelling of protest in Bethlehem
A 32-year-old Palestinian man was killed in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, at dawn Wednesday at the hands of Israeli occupation forces (IOF).
Iranian FM lauds resistance in telephone contact with Mishaal
Khaled Mishaal has received a phone call from Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in which the latter praised the Palestinian resistance in face of the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip.
Israelis are behaving and acting very much like the Nazis did
It is a clarion fact that Israel is bringing Auschwitz and other concentration camps to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods, hospitals and mosques.
Israel/Gaza – how does it end?
DUBAI 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - As diplomats scurry to agree an end to the two-week clashes between Israel and Hamas, what are the key issues preventing the two sides from reaching a deal?
UN to investigate Israel's Gaza offensive
07/23/2014 - UN human rights council's vote comes hours after rights chief Pillay said Israel's actions could amount to war crimes.
Hamas rejects Gaza truce unless blockade ends
07/23/2014 - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire unless Israel ends its eight-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Ukraine says Russian missiles shot down jets
07/23/2014 - Two Su-25 jets destroyed in eastern Ukraine were hit by missiles fired from Russian territory, Kiev authorities say.
Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash
07/23/2014 - More than 40 people reportedly killed after TransAsia Airlines flight crash-lands in typhoon-hit area of island.
CAR armed factions sign ceasefire pact
07/23/2014 - Representatives of Muslim-majority Seleka sign agreement with Christian groups that aims to end months of violence.
Costa Concordia on final voyage to scrapyard
07/23/2014 - Ship is being taken to Genoa for scrapping, more than two years after it crashed and sank off Giglio, killing 32 people.
Twin Nigeria blasts highlight frail security
07/23/2014 - Curfew imposed after at least 42 killed in explosions targeting opposition leader and convoy of Muslim cleric in Kaduna.
US Nazi suspect dies day before extradition
07/23/2014 - Johann Breyer, 89, day before government was due to approve extradition to face charges on role at Auschwitz death camp.
  New York Times
Open Source: Foreign Correspondents in Israel Are Targets of Intimidation
23 Jul 2014 - Some Israelis, incensed by reporting on Gaza they call overly sympathetic to Palestinians, have started to take their frustration out on correspondents.
U.N. Rights Panel Votes for Inquiry in Gaza Conflict
23 Jul 2014 - Navi Pillay, the high commissioner for human rights, suggested both Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes.
Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel After Hamas Rocket Falls Near Main Airport
23 Jul 2014 - After a rocket fell near Ben-Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv, the Federal Aviation Administration told American carriers to halt service for 24 hours, and some other airlines followed suit.
Israel Faces Increasing Pressure to Halt Gaza War
23 Jul 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry pressed for a cease-fire, and a ban on many foreign flights upended tourism, as Israel faced new diplomatic and economic pressures to end its conflict with Hamas.
In Israel, Kerry Sees ‘Work to Do’ to Get Deal on Cease-Fire
23 Jul 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry sought to forge a truce in the Gaza Strip a day after American civilian flights to Israel were suspended.
In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice
23 Jul 2014 - Islamist extremists in control of Raqqa, Syria, have blended their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam with the practicalities of governance.
A Blast, a Fire and an Israeli Soldier Goes Missing
23 Jul 2014 - Israeli officials said they were uncertain whether the soldier had been captured by Palestinian forces in Gaza or killed in combat.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Turkey Can Teach Israel How to End Terror
23 Jul 2014 - Turkey faced a terrorist threat for decades and has now made peace. Israel should follow its example.
World Briefing: U.N. Warns of Polio Risk in War Zones
22 Jul 2014 - The United Nations expressed concern about the possible spread of polio in the war-ravaged countries of Syria and Iraq and beyond on Tuesday.
Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama
22 Jul 2014 - Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises at once, and the interlocking nature of them all is making the current upheaval more complicated.
For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show
22 Jul 2014 - Residents of the town of Sderot, the so-called bomb shelter capital of the world, gather on a dusty hill every night to watch rockets soar between Israel and Gaza.
Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza
22 Jul 2014 - When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders appeared to feel they had nothing to lose.
Op-Ed Contributor: Gaza Under Israel’s Onslaught
22 Jul 2014 - In Gaza, anxious eyes scan the night sky for any warning of the bombs that rain.
Fighting in Gaza Continues
22 Jul 2014 - The Palestinian death toll rose while the Israeli military said it had struck weapons stores and other infrastructure in Gaza.
  Jerusalem Post
Booby trap bomb kills 3 paratroopers
23 Jul 2014 - Lt. Paz Eliyahu, St.-Sgt. Li Mat and St.-Sgt. Shahar Dauber killed in action; more than 200 Hamas and Islamic Jihad gunmen killed since start of ground operation.
President Rivlin: Israel’s future starts here
23 Jul 2014 - On Thursday, the Israeli Knesset will convene a special session to swear in Reuven Rivlin as the president of the State of Israel.
Security cabinet discusses both expanding Gaza operation, cease-fire efforts
23 Jul 2014 - US Secretary of State Kerry due to return to Cairo for further talks on truce after meeting with PM; Hamas leader Mashaal says willing for "humanitarian cease-fire," still has conditions.
Media comment: Manipulating foreign media reports to focus on anti-Israelism
23 Jul 2014 - The news from abroad covered in Channel 2’s central evening news edition was exclusively devoted to anti-Israel events.
Encountering peace: Identifying when a crisis can become an opportunity
23 Jul 2014 - the only way that Hamas can be defeated – only when the Palestinian people themselves decide to get rid of them.
Washington Watch: Is this trip necessary?
23 Jul 2014 - Michael Oren, Israel’s previous Israeli ambassador to Washington, suggested Kerry was sent but not invited.
Remembering one who died for Israel
23 Jul 2014 - The eulogy for St.-Sgt. Max Steinberg on Mount Hertzel.
Inside out: After Operation Protective Edge
23 Jul 2014 - The Hamas charter explicitly calls for the murder of Israelis and Jews, and for the destruction of the State of Israel.
A salute to lone soldiers
23 Jul 2014 - Their lives and deaths highlight the heroism of lone soldiers – men and women who leave “the good life” in the Diaspora to defend the Jewish state.
Fallen IDF soldier Max Steinberg: A Lion of Zion
23 Jul 2014 - Remembering the IDF volunteer and LA native who was laid to rest on Wednesday.
The cost of fighting, the cost of not fighting
23 Jul 2014 - Hamas’s conduct is not irrational – merely vile. God help us if we can’t persuade them that it is irrational after all.
How selective body counts incite more violence
23 Jul 2014 - The media have rarely explained why so many more Palestinians than Israelis have been killed in the recent conflict.
Lieutenant Natan Cohen was to be married in three months, laid to rest
23 Jul 2014 - Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects to Lieut. Natan Cohen, who was laid to rest in Modi'in cemetery on Wednesday evening.
Dmitri Levitas, 26, Armored Corps commander, laid to rest on Har Herzl
23 Jul 2014 - Levitas, who made aliya from Uzbekistan at age 1 and resided in Jerusalem and Geshur, was killed by Hamas sniper fire Tuesday.
IDF arrests soldiers after WhatsApp leaks about fatalities in Gaza op
23 Jul 2014 - Military detains 3 soldiers, civilian for disseminating info over social media before families of dead, wounded were informed.
Netanyahu greets Bloomberg at airport, calls him ‘man of principle’
23 Jul 2014 - PM meets former New York mayor who flew on El Al flight to Ben-Gurion to demonstrate his belief that it's still safe to travel to Israel.
Edelstein: I could say there will be peace with Hamas, but I'd be lying
23 Jul 2014 - Knesset speaker expresses pessimistic but realistic, in his words, view of prospects for peace to rabbinical assembly.
UN launches inquiry into possible Israeli human rights violations in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - UN Human Rights Council says Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, declares need to investigate.
FAA extends ban on US flights to Israel by 24 hours
23 Jul 2014 - Lufthansa, Delta, US Airways extend flight bans to Israel along with US Federal Aviation Administration and most European airlines.
IDF destroys empty Gaza hospital being used as Hamas command center
23 Jul 2014 - Video shows IDF determining al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza was abandoned by civilians and being used by Hamas before IDF forces destroy the complex.
Germany condemns anti-Semitic protests, urges Israeli restraint
23 Jul 2014 - German government urges Jews living in Germany to feel safe despite anti-Semitic slogans chanted at protests against Israel.
Jihadi cleric calls for Muslim fighters to join the fighting in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - "Our heart yearns to arrive and fight the sons and brothers of the apes and pigs," says rebel fighter.
NGO arranging for yeshiva students to pray for soldiers in Gaza
23 Jul 2014 - Mateh La’Elef operates call center in Jerusalem to which family members of active soldiers phone in to submit names of their relatives.
Girls show their love to IDF in new Facebook page
23 Jul 2014 - Hundreds of young women give IDF new kind of moral support; "They need more than just clothes and food," says creator of page.
  YNet News
Rely on deterrence, not on understandings with Hamas
23 Jul 2014 - Analysis: After removing tunnel threat, Israel should take its forces out of Gaza but maintain military freedom of action. ....
Those who scream their hatred don't represent Israel
23 Jul 2014 - Op-ed: Real Israeli discourse, which is shared by 99% of residents, isn't filled with hatred towards one's fellowman, doesn't silence people, and knows how to agree even when it's okay not to agree. ....
Stones. Molotov cocktails thrown at Israel Border Police forces in East Jerusalem; one soldier lightly wounded
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Arab bus driver attacked by several Jewish youths in Jerusalem, sustains light wounds
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Two Arkia flights to bring Israelis who flew with Turkish airlines back to country
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Republican asks if flight ban is boycott of Israel
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Funeral details set for Golani brigade soldier killed on Sunday
23 Jul 2014 - ....
Destroying Hamas is only way to peace
23 Jul 2014 - Op-ed: Israel must advance agreement with Palestinian Authority while eradicating – rather than weakening – Islamic organization in Gaza. ....
Italy, France, Germany denounce anti-Semitic demos
23 Jul 2014 - European foreign ministers vow to do everything possible to combat violence over Gaza conflict in their countries. In Berlin, police ban pro-Palestinian protesters from chanting anti-Semitic slogan. ....
Why Israel should accept Hamas' terms
22 Jul 2014 - Op-ed: In order to win public opinion, Israel must adopt all of Islamic organization's conditions for ceasefire and add sections benefitting Gaza's residents – in exchange for Strip's demilitarization by an international force. ....
German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate' at pro-Gaza rallies
22 Jul 2014 - Exclaiming 'Allahu Akbar,' crowds in Berlin have reportedly yelled 'Death to Israel' and chanted 'Zionists are fascists, killing children and civilians' in recent string of pro-Palestinian demonstrations. ....
Diaspora Jews must fight with Israel
22 Jul 2014 - We have an ability to counter all the terrible misinformation, lies and hatred that are spread about Israel. Doing so is not only our biblical obligation; it is in our own personal security interest as well. ....
Hundreds of new immigrants arrive to start life in Israel
22 Jul 2014 - American and Canadian olim greeted by Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, who hails their 'courageous and important' decision. ....

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