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  International Middle East Media Center
 
Gaza: Israel Has Committed Genocide, says EU Delegation
An official European Parliament delegation has visited the Gaza Strip after the recent Israeli onslaught on the blockaded and besieged area, and says that Israel has committed genocide against defenseless Palestinians. ...
Al Aqsa Raids Continue, Tension Prevails in Occupied Jerusalem
Dozens of Israeli settlers again stormed Al Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, guarded by Israeli special forces. ...
Israel Turns Historic Mosque Into a Museum
10,000 worshippers left with nowhere to pray Israeli authorities in the city of Beersheba, in a symbolic gesture, have recently converted an historic mosque into an Islamic museum, despite the fact that 10,000 local Muslims still have no place to pray. ...
Israeli settlers invade Bethlehem area; looking for site to establish new colony
As Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem prepare for the annual Christmas celebration -- the biggest day of the year in the city where Christians believe that Jesus was born -- a group of Israeli settlers invaded the area on Sunday in preparation for the establishment of another illegal colony on stolen Palestinian land. ...
Army Opens Fire On Gaza Farmers, Fishers
Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In West Bank, Two Near Gaza Border
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Saturday at night and Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, one Palestinian in occupied East Jerusalem, and two Palestinians kidnapped near Gaza border fence. ...
Palestinian Kidnapped in Hebron Invasion, Many Wounded
Israeli soldiers invaded on Saturday evening, Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian during clashes with local youths, while many suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. ...
Israeli Navy Fires on Gaza Fishing Boats
Hamas denounces 'foolishness' of recent Israeli airstrikes The Israeli navy, on Saturday, again opened fire at Palestinian fishermen boats, this time along the As-Sudaneyya shore, northwest of the Gaza Strip. Hamas has denied responsibility for an alleged rocket attack coming from Gaza, denouncing the recently renewed Israeli airstrikes as foolish. ...
Settlers Attempt To Kidnap A Child Near Nablus
A number of extremist Israeli settlers attempted, on Friday evening, to kidnap a Palestinian child on the main road, leading to Huwwara village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Number of Gazans trying to enter Israel rose after Operation Protective Edge
According to IDF data, there has been a 25-percent increase in the number of Palestinians being apprehended each month along the border fence since the war's end.
NGO demands Ya'alon reinstate whistleblower Givati officer
Deputy battalion commander of Givati's Tzabar battalion was removed from his post after reporting suspicions that his superior was guilty of sexual harassment.
Seeking way out of a decimated Gaza, residents increasingly turn to smugglers
The risks involved - and the Gazans’ readiness to take them - are matched by the pressing reasons they had to leave.
After 177 days in prison, Israeli conscientious objector gets draft exemption
Uriel Ferera, a religious Jew, to start civilian national service in summer.
Palestinians working in Israel strike to protest checkpoint conditions
An estimated 4,500 West Bank Palestinians stayed home Sunday, citing long waits and humiliating treatment at the Tul Karm crossing.
Livni: Western Wall will stay under Israeli sovereignty forever
At Kotel Hanukkah ceremony, former chief negotiator with the Palestinians Tzipi Livni says Israeli rule over Jerusalem is expression of 'the historic link between a people and its land.'
Palestinians throw stones in West Bank, injure 4-year-old boy
Incident took place near city of Bethlehem.
Ya'alon: Herzog and Livni would turn West Bank into 'Hamastan'
Defense Minister says Israel's bombing of Gaza on the weekend was aimed at a factory building supports for tunnels.
Iran official tells Hamas daily: Willing to arm West Bank Palestinians too
Iran-Hamas relations on the mend as head of Iranian Parliament's Palestine Commission calls Hamas 'front line' of Palestinian resistance against Israel.
Cabinet set to approve $5.9 billion relocation of IDF bases to south
Defense establishment planning to move military bases over next five years or so, freeing up lucrative land around Tel Aviv.
Palestinians under heavy pressure to delay UN Security Council vote
Vote likely to be delayed until at least after Christmas; senior official says plan is to reach agreement on wording with Europeans beforehand in order to guarantee majority.
What's next for Gaza: rehabilitation or blowup?
The present situation in the Strip is not really that different from the circumstances that triggered last summer’s war.
Kerry: Peres and Livni told me UN vote on Palestine would help Netanyahu and Bennett
Kerry tells EU diplomats that UN resolution would reinforce Israeli hardliners, can wait until after the elections; Bennett, Likud accuse Livni of putting political interests ahead of those of Israel.
Israel attacks Hamas site in Gaza
Defense Minister Ya'alon says strike targeted cement factory used to rebuild tunnels; Hamas warns Israel against further attacks.
Israel rejects UN demand to pay Lebanon $850 million for 2006 oil spill
The United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution calling for Israel to compensate Lebanon for damages caused by an IAF strike during the Second Lebanon War.
2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel
Republican hopeful says he is in awe of Jewish state in first visit to Israel, deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama. Unknown to most Americans, Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, emerged as a conservative favorite in early field of GOP candidates.
High Court rejects Gazans’ petition seeking entry into Israel in order to sue state
Gaza Strip residents pursuing legal proceedings against Israel are allowed to enter ‘in exceptional humanitarian cases only.’
Top brass at prestigious Israeli army unit losing luster
Growing accusations of serious wrongdoing in the Givati Brigade indicate wider problems within the IDF.
Harvard president calls for probe into halting of SodaStream purchases
The university’s dining service reportedly agreed to halt buying equipment from the Israeli firm following protests by Palestinian students and their supporters.
Projectile fired from Gaza explodes in southern Israel
No injuries or damage reported; IDF is investigating.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
“My faith sees me through!”
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Israeli Supreme Court approves regulations that ban Palestinians from Gaza from entering Israel for their compensation c...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11- 17 Dec. 2014)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
ISM activist shot in the head with rubber-coated steel bullet
11/2/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Ramallah, Occupied Palestine - Today during a protest at Qalandia checkpoint,an Italian ISM volunteer was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The injury is just two centimetres above her left eye. Giulia, the ISMer, stated, "I was just standing...
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  Uruknet
 
[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
  Misc
 
Tunisia veteran claims election win
BBC 21 Dec 2014 - Beji Caid Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won more than 55% of the vote
Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
BBC 21 Dec 2014 - Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
VIDEO: Barzani praises forces on Sinjar
BBC 21 Dec 2014 - Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani praises Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, claiming a "large area" of Sinjar has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
BBC 21 Dec 2014 - Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Report from Bethlehem: An American moment
Mondoweiss 21 Dec 2014 - “Many of us worked for so many years for a two-state solution.  But the two-state solution is dead, completely dead, and the Israelis have killed it.  Our message — especially in the West — must speak this word clearly.” These are the words of Jeff Halper,...
Roth was fired because DC Jewish leaders demand ‘acquiescence’ to Israeli positions — Kushner
Mondoweiss 21 Dec 2014 - There’s been a lot of fallout over the heinous decision by the Washington Jewish Community Center to fire Ari Roth, the artistic director who had staged a drama that explored the Nakba, from the Israeli perspective. Yet the firing was necessary: it demonstrates that the Jewish...
Shmuley Boteach taunts Palestinian solidarity demonstrators in NY
Mondoweiss 21 Dec 2014 - The very-well-connected Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, simultaneously a friend of rightwinger Sheldon Adelson and of Obama’s ambassador to the UN Samantha Power , taunts anti-occupation demonstrators in New York yesterday. He breaks off shouting, “Down with Palestinian–” when he sees he’s being video’d. That seems to put him...
Why is a retired neurosurgeon ‘awed’ on his first trip to Israel?
Mondoweiss 21 Dec 2014 - Because Ben Carson is considering a run for president as a rightwing Republican. This reads like satire. Reports the Times of Israel : In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its...
Jordan ends death penalty moratorium
BBC 21 Dec 2014 - Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
You’re on a roll, Mr. President, now abstain from vetoing the Palestinian bid to the UN Security Council
Mondoweiss 20 Dec 2014 - Now is the moment for President Obama to finally do something serious about Israel’s monstrous apartheid. Fresh from his foreign policy victory in normalizing relations with Cuba , without a re-election to worry about, he should not veto   the Palestinian UN Security Council resolution that seeks...
IDF Embraces Syrian Islamist Extremists
Tikun Olam 20 Dec 2014 - If the Israeli government isn’t paying big bucks to Daniel Pipes to advise it on strategic military-political policy, it should be.  When the Syrian civil war first began, Pipes wrote that Israel should favor whichever side was losing and hope both sides fought each other to...
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Iraq Kurd chief visits Mount Sinjar after ISIS siege broken
Al-Akhbar News 21 Dec 2014 - Peshmerga fighters on their way to battle ISIS in Sinjar district on December 17, 2014. Anadolu / Emrah Yorulmaz Peshmerga fighters on their way to battle ISIS in Sinjar district on December 17, 2014. Anadolu / Emrah Yorulmaz Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani hailed victories over the Islamic...
Lebanese victims of Air Algerie plane crash return home
Al-Akhbar News 21 Dec 2014 - Amid national mourning, the bodies of 20 Lebanese, including 10 children, killed in the summer plane crash in Mali will arrive to Lebanon Sunday afternoon. On July 24, the wreck of an Air Algerie plane that went missing with 116 people on board was found in...
Saudi Arabia ranks sixth on list of 'dirty money' exporters
Al-Akhbar News 21 Dec 2014 - A handout picture released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), shows ruler of the emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (R) kissing the head of King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdelaziz (L) at an extraordinary Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders summit in...
Polls open in Tunisia's presidential run-off election
Al-Akhbar News 21 Dec 2014 - Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi hold Tunisian flag during his election campaign at Borsat Al-Shugour saloon before the 2nd round of the presidential elections in Tunis, Tunisa on December 13, 2014. Anadolu / Marieau Palacio Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi hold...
Jordan executes 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium
Al-Akhbar News 21 Dec 2014 - Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder by hanging on Sunday, the interior ministry said, as it ended an informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty. "Eleven criminals convicted in different cases of murder were executed at dawn," the official Petra news agency quoted a ministry...
Dozens arrested in Turkey for protesting in favor of secular education system
Al-Akhbar News 20 Dec 2014 - Dozens of demonstrators were arrested on Saturday in the Turkish capital Ankara as police used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in favor of secular education. Police moved in on the protest, organized by labor unions, in the Kizilay district of Ankara with...
Tunisia on edge ahead of tomorrow’s presidential run-off election
Al-Akhbar Politics 20 Dec 2014 - Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate for the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi attend his last meeting on December 19, 2014 on the Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis, on the last day of campaigning before the second-round of the presidential election to be held on December...
Sisi brings back Egypt’s police state with a vengeance
Al-Akhbar Politics 20 Dec 2014 - Australian journalist Peter Greste (3rd R) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014.he high-profile case that sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press is...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Dec 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Dec 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Dec 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Dec 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 21 Dec 2014 -
Hebrew Union College Gets $5 Million Donation
The Foward Breaking News 21 Dec 2014 - Hebrew Union College’s School of Jewish Nonprofit Management will be renamed in honor of Marcie and Howard Zelikow after the couple provided a multi-million dollar donation. Click here for the rest of the article...
ADL: Killing of N.Y. Police Officers 'Heinous, Senseless, Shocking'
The Foward Breaking News 21 Dec 2014 - The Anti-Defamation League called the killing of two New York Police Department officers a “heinous, senseless and shocking assault.” Click here for the rest of the article...
Harvard Caterer Admits 'Mistaken' Decision To Stop Buying SodaStream
The Foward Breaking News 21 Dec 2014 - Harvard University Dining Services admitted it made a mistake in deciding to stop buying SodaStream equipment. Click here for the rest of the article...
Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick Wants Higher Spot On Likud Slate
The Foward Breaking News 21 Dec 2014 - Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was seriously injured in an October assassination attempt, will run in the Likud Party primaries. Click here for the rest of the article...
4 Jewish Extremists Arrested in Israel
The Foward Breaking News 21 Dec 2014 - Four more activists with Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation, were arrested. Click here for the rest of the article...
Czech Jews: Don't Invite Putin to Holocaust Commemorations
The Foward Breaking News 21 Dec 2014 - The Czech Jewish community has protested as “inappropriate” an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Click here for the rest of the article...
With Elections Looming, Tunisia Is an Arab Spring Success Story — For Now
The Forward New 20 Dec 2014 - With Tunisians gearing up for their first presidential election, Jews and Muslims met to hash out their complicated relationship on the island of Djerba. Click here for the rest of the article...
‘Homely’ Ancient Rock Boost King David’s Claim to Existence
The Forward New 20 Dec 2014 - What’s significant about this stone on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is an inscription, which is the earliest extra-biblical reference to King David. Click here for the rest of the article...
Russian Jews Fall in Love With Reform Movement in Israel
The Forward New 20 Dec 2014 - When worshippers arrive for Friday-night services at Israel’s newest Reform congregation, they don’t greet one another in Hebrew. Not in English either, as they would in some of the more established Reform congregations founded by Anglophone immigrants around the country. Click here for the rest of...
Egypt: Abbas, Shoukry Discuss Palestine UN Bid Over Phone
allAfrica.com 20 Dec 2014 - [Egypt Online]Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received on Thursday a phone call from Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Egypt: FM - Egypt Keen On Maintaining Iraq's Sovereignty
allAfrica.com 20 Dec 2014 - [Egypt Online]Egypt has deep relations with its Arab sisterly countries and spares no effort to achieve joint Arab interests, said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 21 Dec 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 21 Dec 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 21 Dec 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 21 Dec 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 21 Dec 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 21 Dec 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...
Join One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin Campaign
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Dec 2014 - Organize a Discussion in Your Community! US Campaign member group Librarians and Archivists with Palestine is excited to announce their newest campaign : " One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin ." "One Book" is an international reading and discussion initiative drawing inspiration from the "one book, one town"...
The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 21 Dec 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
  Ma'an News
 
Israel makes mosque a museum, while 10,000 have nowhere to pray
12/21/2014 - BEERSHEBA (Ma'an) -- Authorities in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba have recently converted an historic mosque into an Islamic museum despite the fact that 10,000 local Muslims still have nowhere to pray, locals said. Locals told Ma'an that...
Israeli forces close major checkpoint on Bethlehem-Ramallah road
12/21/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday evening closed the Container checkpoint east of Bethlehem from both sides, causing major traffic jams for thousands of Palestinian commuters in the central West Bank. A Ma'an reporter said that the closure...
Settlers tour Palestinian areas near Bethlehem
12/21/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers on Sunday morning toured Beit Bassa on the outskirts of Beit Sahour east of Bethlehem under Israeli army escort, locals said. Witnesses said that the settlers were seen hiking in the valleys and...
FM: PA making amendments to UN statehood bid
12/21/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority will make amendments to the draft resolution submitted to the UN Security Council last week setting terms and deadlines for a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal, the Palestinian foreign minister said Sunday. In an interview with the...
2 Palestinians detained with knives near Adam settlement
12/21/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli news sites on Sunday reported that two Palestinians were arrested with knives near the Jewish settlement of Geva Benyamin, also known as Adam. Israeli news site Ynet said that the two were "caught" by the "security coordinator...
Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying on Suez Canal for Israel
12/21/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway, state media reported. The court in the canal city of Port Said also...
Israeli forces deny Jenin-area workers entry to Israel
12/21/2014 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday morning denied Palestinian workers from the West Bank entry to Israel through two checkpoints near Jenin despite the fact that they had permits to work in Israel. Local sources told Ma'an that...
Palestinian prisoner hospitalized after falling into coma
12/21/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian prisoner in Israel's Ofer prison was hospitalized on Sunday after falling into a coma. Issa Qaraqe, the head of the Palestinian department of prisoner affairs, said that Jafar Awad from Beit Ummar was taken...
Israel police detain 8 anti-Arab extremists from Lehava group
12/21/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organization overnight, a spokeswoman said early Sunday, in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week. The suspects were rounded up in a series of raids across...
51 Palestinian migrants detained in Egypt released
12/21/2014 - EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities on Saturday released 51 Palestinians who had been detained in the North Sinai city of El-Arish after they attempted to travel to Europe by taking boats from the Egyptian coast. Chief of the Palestinian community...
200 Gazans enter Egypt as Rafah reopens for two days
12/21/2014 - RAFAH (AFP) -- Around 200 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorized a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said. It was only the second time in two months that Egypt...
Analysis: The customs union and the Israeli no-state solution
12/21/2014 - By Amal Ahmad, Al-Shabaka - Trade regimes between nation states are either autonomous, implying that nation X has no trade obligations towards nation Y, or preferential, establishing low barriers between X and Y and binding them with reciprocal obligations and benefits. Customs unions...
Palestinian worker dies after falling at construction site in Israel
12/21/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man died on Sunday morning after he fell from the seventh floor of a construction site in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh west of Jerusalem. Hebrew-language news sites reported that Israeli ambulances arrived and medics...
  The Guardian
 
Israeli strike on Gaza will severely escalate violence, says Hamas spokesperson - video
20 Dec 2014 - Sami Abu Zuhri, the Hamas spokesman in Gaza, says Friday's strike by Israeli aircraft on a Hamas militant base in the Gaza strip will...
The weekend in pictures
21 Dec 2014 - A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend including preparations for Christmas and the Harbin snow sculpture expo...
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson seeks to buff image in Israel
20 Dec 2014 - Retired neurosurgeon criticises Obama over Israel policy Carson, 63, has little foreign affairs experience In his first visit to Israel, the prospective Republican presidential...
  Daily Star
 
Life gets better
21 Dec 2014 I want to grow old in Lebanon. Yes, you heard me right and before you accuse me of blind patriotism, allow me to explain.
Arsal fears another attack by Christmas Day
21 Dec 2014 Fears that militant infighting by the unmarked border between Lebanon and Syria will spill over during the holiday season have gripped the beleaguered residents of Arsal.
Foreign officials agree on need to elect consensus president
21 Dec 2014 French, Russian, British and European Union officials who visited Lebanon recently as part of stepped-up political activity to help break the 6-month-old presidential deadlock have agreed on the need to elect a consensus president, diplomatic sources...
Assad tells Larijani he backs local truces
21 Dec 2014 Syria’s President Bashar Assad told a top official from key supporter Iran Sunday his regime is working on reconciliations to end the brutal civil war, state news agency SANA said.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Cost-of-living emerges as key issue in 2015 Israel elections
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
New Kadima MK demands party approve any deal with Labor Party
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Expert IDF combat soldier denied gun license due to citizenship snafu
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Efforts for united Arab Knesset list gain momentum, but agreement remains elusive
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Prior to Israel elections, Habayit Hayehudi internal politics breaking Bennett’s way
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Israel Police: We have strong case against soccer ex-manager, others in underage sex scandal
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Israel's Finance Ministry stymies hazardous-materials warning system
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
In Jerusalem, a school for ultra-Orthodox who don’t quite fit in
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Netanyahu orders minimum wage hike for Israel's public sector
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
$3.3 million approved for West Bank visitors' center
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Injured African asylum seekers lose disability payments
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
The 'false information' that got one man refused entry to Israel
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick to seek place on Likud list
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Cabinet set to approve $5.9 billion relocation of IDF bases to south
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Israel Police arrests four more anti-Arab activists from rightist group Lehava
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
The Russians aren't coming! Financial crisis hits Israeli tourism
Ha'aretz - 21 Dec 2014
Hatnuah MK quits, slams Livni over Labor election deal
Ha'aretz - 20 Dec 2014
Israeli state-run video service to launch in 2015
Ha'aretz - 20 Dec 2014
Start-up aims to log all 200,000 gravestones in Israel's largest cemetery
Ha'aretz - 20 Dec 2014
Britain is recommending home births – why isn't Israel?
Ha'aretz - 20 Dec 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Khatib warns of Israel’s “step-by-step†Judaization policy in al-Aqsa
Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib has warned of what he dubbed “the step-by-step†policy adopted by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) as part of a larger Judaization scheme in al-Aqsa Mosque.
Report: Over 300,000 citizens jobless in the West Bank and Gaza
The Palestinian central bureau of statistics said there are more than 300,000 citizens with no jobs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip according to data collected during the second quarter of 2014.
Mass-arrests, interrogation summonses reported in IOF assaults throughout WB
The Israeli occupation forces rounded up 15 Palestinian citizens and summoned others for interrogation following a round of arbitrary home-raids and combing operations across the West Bank.
Masri: Egypt postponed truce negotiations
Hamas MP Mushir al-Masri said that Egypt has postponed the convening of indirect truce negotiations between a Palestinian delegation and Israel that was scheduled to start in Cairo on Monday.
Jewish settlers destroy Palestinian farmer’s property
Jewish settlers destroyed part of the fence surrounding the land lot of Qunaibi family in Tal Rumaida in al-Khalil on Sunday as a prelude to lay their hands on it.
Clashes ongoing between young men and Israeli troops in east J'lem
Violent clashes broke out Saturday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli policemen in different areas of occupied Jerusalem.
Hayya: Israel will pay for its reluctance regarding Gaza reconstruction
Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said Israel’s security will pay the price for the delay in rebuilding Gaza after the recent Israeli offensive.
Hamas: Talks with Israeli occupation to resume Monday as scheduled
Senior Hamas leader, Ismail Redwan, has ruled out all potential scenarios for the delay of the indirect talks between the Palestinian resistance factions and the Israeli occupation.
Khudari urges the Palestinians to be united against Israel's violations in J'lem
MP Jamal Al-Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, called on the Palestinians from all spectra to join forces with each other to confront Israel's violations in occupied Jerusalem.
Hamdallah’s credibility below par after he reneged on reconstruction pledges
PLC member Atef Udwan said PM Hamdallah’s dragging of his feet vis-à-vis his promises regarding the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip dealt heavy blows at his credibility as an elected politician.
  IRIN
 
Jordan's refugees - a human timeline of regional crisis
AMMAN 09 December 2014 (IRIN) - Jordan is straining under the weight of its over 600,000 Syrian refugees, yet the country has been receiving refugees since 1948. IRIN went to meet five of them to understand the feeling of temporary permanence and to learn how they have both been formed by and helped form their adopted country. >
  Aljazeera
 
Essebsi declares win in landmark Tunisia vote
12/21/2014 - Veteran secular politician Beji Caid Essebsi swiftly claims victory but rival camp says it's still too close to call.
Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub
12/21/2014 - Peshmerga forces expand a major offensive against ISIL while also delivering aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar.
Gulf OPEC members refuse to cut oil output
12/21/2014 - Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut oil production, despite a glut in global supplies and plummeting oil prices.
Kenya tells US to back off over 'terror' law
12/21/2014 - Top official fends off criticism, saying new 'anti-terror' law is better than Washington's counter-'terrorism' measures.
'Dozens of Houthis killed' in central Yemen
12/21/2014 - At least 42 Houthis killed in revenge attack, sources say, after kidnapping of 40 rival tribal members in Arhab.
Driver mows down pedestrians in France
12/21/2014 - Driver deliberately drives into 11 people, hurting two seriously, in a half hour rampage in the city of Dijon.
Haiti names health minister as interim PM
12/21/2014 - Florence Duperval Guillaume's temporary appointment comes after weeks of violent protests against delayed elections.
Who's really benefiting from low oil prices?
12/21/2014 - OPEC's refusal to lower production seems to be part of a strategy to cut out competitors.
  New York Times
 
Op-Docs: ‘The Case Against Torture’
21 Dec 2014 - In this short documentary, a former defense lawyer for prisoners at Guantánamo Bay argues against the C.I.A.'s use of torture.
Op-Ed Contributor: Brave New Turkey
21 Dec 2014 - Why is the government going off the rails when it has been perfectly popular doing the right things?
Jordan Executes 11 After 8-Year Moratorium
21 Dec 2014 - The kingdom’s last execution took place in 2006, and the hangings of 11 convicted murderers on Sunday prompted criticism by human rights organizations.
International Education: UMass-Lowell and Raytheon Unite on Kuwait Degree Project
21 Dec 2014 - The American military contractor will provide $50 million to help cover the cost of the first seven years of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s venture.
Egypt’s President Replaces Influential Intelligence Chief
21 Dec 2014 - President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy, a mentor, and named Khaled Fawzy, a top deputy in the intelligence service, as his successor.
Delivery of Helicopters Shows Mending of U.S.-Egypt Ties
20 Dec 2014 - The Americans had imposed a hold on the Apache helicopters last year after the Egyptian military toppled President Mohamed Morsi.
In a Year, Egypt Detained 10,000
20 Dec 2014 - An aide to the interior minister gave a rare accounting of a crackdown in which those suspected of being militants and rioters were arrested over the past 12 months.
Gulf States and Qatar Gloss Over Differences, but Split Still Hampers Them
20 Dec 2014 - The lack of unity is raising questions about the ability of the gulf states to muster a coherent response to a storm of crises.
World Briefing: Israel: Airstrike Hits Gaza Site
19 Dec 2014 - Retaliating for a rocket fired into Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said it carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in southern Gaza early Saturday in what was its first aerial bombing in Palestinian territory since an August...
Open Source: Israeli Politician Stars in YouTube Satire Mocking Tel Aviv Liberals
19 Dec 2014 - In a satirical campaign video, Naftali Bennett, the hawkish leader of the Jewish Home party, plays a stereotypical Tel Aviv peacenik.
Former Marine Held in Iran Protests to Tehran Officials
19 Dec 2014 - Amir Hekmati, in a letter to the Iranian ministers of justice and intelligence, described deteriorating conditions in prison and deplored the lack of progress in his case.
Investigators Said to Seek No Penalty for C.I.A.'s Computer Search
19 Dec 2014 - A panel investigating the search of a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.'s use of torture will suggest no punishments, officials said.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Deputy A-G refuses to investigate Bennett for alleged Gaza war leak
21 Dec 2014 - The request to investigate Bennett was based on uncorroborated news reports adding that the NGO should file a formal police complaint, AG's office wrote.
Obama voices outrage over NYC police shootings to Philadelphia police commissioner
21 Dec 2014 -
Livni: The world listens to me
21 Dec 2014 - ‘You do not involve foreign officials in Israeli politicalmatters,’ defense minister says of Hatnua leader.
Arab parties now close to a united list, MK says
21 Dec 2014 - The decision to raise the electoral threshold to 3.25% of the vote has forced the parties to band together in order to win seats.
What do the latest Olmert recordings mean for his legal saga?
21 Dec 2014 - The new recordings have joined an already stranger-than-fiction saga of Olmert’s legal entanglements.
Latest report on Mossad’s ‘Hezbollah spy’ says he gave up details of Burgas bombing
21 Dec 2014 - The alleged spy had frustrated attacks against Israel and held a number of important positions.
China arrests thousands in porn, gambling crackdown
21 Dec 2014 -
Yellow-and-blue makes it seven straight
21 Dec 2014 - Holon no rival for Mac TA, Ness Ziona and Nahariya claim crucial tight wins at home.
Mac TA cruises past Mac PT to cut gap from first place
21 Dec 2014 - Zahavi scored in his 17th straight league match, taking his overall tally over that stretch to 25 goals, 16 of them this season.
Israel women’s basketball icon Liron Cohen retires
21 Dec 2014 - Cohen played for some of Europe’s best clubs over the past eight seasons.
IDF denies Syrian report that Israeli drone was downed
21 Dec 2014 -
Syria says Israeli drone downed in Kuneitra province
21 Dec 2014 - Not immediately clear whether UAV was shot down or crashed.
Invoking 'children of Palestine,' driver slams car into pedestrians in Dijon, France
21 Dec 2014 - Eleven people injured, two of them seriously, but their lives not at risk.
Report: Israeli drone shot down in Syria
21 Dec 2014 -
Netanyahu promises to ‘vigorously’ oppose Palestinian moves at UN
21 Dec 2014 - Fatah: There are American efforts to delay resolution • Netanyahu: Parts of Europe have anti-Israel sentiments
11 people in France run over by man driver yelling 'Allahu Akhbar'
21 Dec 2014 -
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick to run in Likud primaries
21 Dec 2014 - He will contest the 33rd spot on the electoral list which is reserved for a representative from Judea and Samaria, although it is almost certainly out of reach for the Likud party.
Ya'alon: If Herzog and Livni will lead Israel, Hamastan will be established in Judea and Samaria
21 Dec 2014 -
Lapid warns Netanyahu would cancel Haredi-IDF legislation
21 Dec 2014 - “He will take money away from students and the middle class and give it to remote settlements,” Lapid warned.
Price tag perpetrators sentenced to unprecedented 30 months in prison
21 Dec 2014 - Until recently, those committing price tag attacks were often not even arrested or indicted.
Jordan reinstates death sentence, hangs 11 convicts
21 Dec 2014 -
Audience participation required
21 Dec 2014 - For more than five years, choreographers Ella Ben-Aharon and Edo Ceder have been inventing theater spaces
Hardline national-religious rabbis come out in support of Yishai’s new party
21 Dec 2014 - The rabbis said he new party would bring together “rabbis who love Torah and the Land of Israel, who will raise up the banner of Torah in our lives, in the Land of Israel and in the State of Israel."
Tel Aviv woman in serious condition after choking on jelly doughnut
21 Dec 2014 -
PA begins campaign to amass support for Israeli withdrawal resolution
21 Dec 2014 - So far, only seven permanent members have thus far announced their intention to vote in favor of the proposed resolution.
Attorney General blocks pre-election appointments of new heads of police, prisons
21 Dec 2014 -
Florida police officer killed; shooting suspect in custody
21 Dec 2014 -
Islamist militants hanged in Pakistan execution
21 Dec 2014 -
Czech Jews protest invitation of Putin to Holocaust memorial
21 Dec 2014 - Russia government and media have accused the Ukrainian government of anti-Semitism while Ukrainian Jewish leaders have accused Putin of fomenting racism to justify his interventions in their country.
Police says evidence links IDF colonel to sex crimes against teen
21 Dec 2014 - The officer, who is 40, told the youth that he was only 37-years-old, and asked that he be referred to as “the officer.”
Tekuma: The cult of Orit Struck?
21 Dec 2014 - The popular, active female MK tipped the scales toward Bennett and away from its rabbis.
Two NY police officers slain in apparent retribution attack
21 Dec 2014 -
Price tag for Middle East chaos: $35 billion
21 Dec 2014 - The Policy Research Working Paper released in December analyzes the economic effects on Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, finding that Syria and Iraq have been hardest hit.
Netanyahu: Israel is under attack on two fronts at once
21 Dec 2014 - Prime minister says Israel facing threat of Hamas and diplomatic attacks of the PA.
Low-cost student dorms to be built in downtown Jerusalem
21 Dec 2014 - NIS 70 m. complex scheduled to be completed in October 2016, will provide 400 beds.
MKs call for digital voting in next election
21 Dec 2014 - Knesset panel approves NIS 241.75m Central Election Committee budget.
Livni at Western Wall: This 'holy place will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.'
21 Dec 2014 -
Ariel University vandalized with error-riddled graffiti
21 Dec 2014 -
Court orders Ministry of Defense to recognize man as IDF widower
21 Dec 2014 - Officer died of breast cancer after periodic IDF health checks did not ask about prevalence of disease among family members; Lod Court rules in favor of family
Cabinet oks 'price targeting' to lower housing costs
21 Dec 2014 - The plan will offer developers land at a 20% discount based on promises to sell it at the lowest possible price. Potential buyers will have to enter a lottery to get one of the discounted apartments.
Dreidel challenge puts new spin on breaking a Guinness World Record
21 Dec 2014 - On Sunday in Tel Aviv, 754 adults and children, including MK Tzipi Livni, successfully set a new Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning.
Israel acknowledges upside of diplomacy with Iran, Obama says
21 Dec 2014 - Obama hits back at "foreign policy establishment" on shoot-first mentality.
Jerusalem’s Bloomfield Science Museum lights up during Hanukka
21 Dec 2014 - Ten inventions relating to the theme of light and Hanukka were conceived and developed by “makers” and put on display at the museum.
WATCH: Jerusalem Latin Patriarch leads mass in Gaza ahead of Christmas
21 Dec 2014 - Christians make up a minority of about 3,500 people out of Gaza's 1.5 million mostly Muslim population.
Iran nuclear diplomat gets key post as head of foreign oil deals
21 Dec 2014 -
Hamas arrests global jihadis who fired rocket on Friday, defense minister says
21 Dec 2014 - Ya'alon: Hamas unable to smuggle in industrial weapons from Iran or Libya; Israeli deterrence is in place
US-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
21 Dec 2014 -
JPost News: December 21, 2014
21 Dec 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Bayit Yehudi and Tekuma: United on paper, not in spirit
21 Dec 2014 - The two parties may sit together in the Knesset, but their ideologies are not exactly aligned.
Gentrified in Jaffa
21 Dec 2014 - The Market House boutique hotel makes a marked impression.
Obama does not consider Sony hack an act of war
21 Dec 2014 -
Lebanon says it needs French helicopters quickly to fight jihadis
21 Dec 2014 -
Egypt retires hardline intelligence chief
21 Dec 2014 -
MK Hanin Zoabi says office robbery in Nazareth was 'a political act'
21 Dec 2014 - Office of controversial MK broken into; police treating break-in as standard burglary.
Hanin Zoabi says office robbery in Nazareth was 'a political act'
21 Dec 2014 -
Egyptian 'spy' charged for allegedly passing Israel intel on Iranian warships' movements
21 Dec 2014 - The Port Said court also convicted in absentia the man's two alleged Israeli handlers to life in prison.
Egypt allows in travelers from Gaza for first time since October
21 Dec 2014 -
Netanyahu voices support for raising minimum wage to NIS 5,000 per month
21 Dec 2014 -
Analysis: Neither Israel nor Hamas wants an escalation, but the situation in Gaza is explosive
21 Dec 2014 - There is a feeling of déjà vu in the air, of going back in time to the days that preceded Operation Protective Edge.
Afghan Taliban decry "biased" UN report on civilian casualties
21 Dec 2014 -
4-year-old boy lightly injured by rock throwers in West Bank
21 Dec 2014 -
Child on Hamas TV: Jews are barbaric apes
21 Dec 2014 - Young boy recites poem "I Do Not Fear The Gun."
Jewish Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son assaulted and robbed
21 Dec 2014 - The 17-year-old son of Chicago Mayor Emanuel was robbed outside of his home; in 2010, he had his bar-mitzva in Jerusalem.
4 more members of Lehava Jewish extremist group arrested in connection to arson attack
21 Dec 2014 - Members of the group are suspected in the arson of the Jewish-Arab Max Rayne Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem.
Bennett praises Tekuma decision to stay on Bayit Yehudi’s Knesset list
21 Dec 2014 - The party will receive four of the first 20 slots on a joint list.
Tekuma central committee votes to stay on Bayit Yehudi’s Knesset list
20 Dec 2014 - The party will receive four of the first 20 slots on a joint list.
A journey to Saskatchewan’s Jewish past
20 Dec 2014 - There was a feeling that prosperity was around the corner.
Glushko and Sela triumph for second straight year
20 Dec 2014 -
Kiryat Shmona battles back to winning ways
20 Dec 2014 - Abed goal saves K8 and opens five-point gap, with Mac TA and Beersheba not in action until Sunday and Monday.
Big guns await Mac TA in Euroleague Top 16
20 Dec 2014 -
New Worlds: How water could have flowed on Mars
20 Dec 2014 - Bringing plants into offices can improve well-being and make people feel happier at work.
Planting seeds for peace and health
20 Dec 2014 - A three-year EU project to identify natural compounds in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Spain and Greece that could be turned into beneficial drugs was a success.
  YNet News
 
WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for traveling spies
21 Dec 2014 - ....
Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests
21 Dec 2014 - ....
Iran hails US-Cuba thaw as proof sanctions don't work
21 Dec 2014 - ....
The new Euro-Muslim states
21 Dec 2014 - Op-ed: The Westernization of the Arab world has been replaced with the Islamization of Europe. The Arab League boycotted Israel from its very first day, and the 'European Union' with its new Muslim masters may now follow in its footsteps. ....
Teen gets educational punishment for threatening Jewish kids
21 Dec 2014 - Australian youth who terrorized children on a school bus with threats of slitting their throats and anti-Semitic chants will be required to attend a Shabbat meal, visit Sydney Jewish Museum and read Holocaust literature. ....
Israeli-Palestinian conflict won't resolve itself
21 Dec 2014 - Op-ed: Instead of initiating negotiations for a regional agreement, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ya'alon are insisting there is no solution and that all we can do is 'manage the conflict.' ....
Israeli drone reportedly downed near Syrian border
21 Dec 2014 - ....
Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11
21 Dec 2014 - ....
Gaza rocket could start a fire
21 Dec 2014 - Analysis: Since end of Operation Protective Edge, Israel has favored calm in Gaza vicinity over renewed conflict with Hamas. But fiery elections in Israel and shaky humanitarian and political situation in Strip may lead to security deterioration. ....
Harvard reverses SodaStream ban
20 Dec 2014 - Water dispensers owned by Israeli company branded 'microaggression' by pro-Palestinian activists at university; investigation into original BDS motion to follow. ....
We're not going to get another miracle
20 Dec 2014 - Op-ed: There's a gap in understanding. Netanyahu's two-state solution includes a small, demilitarized state on the basis of PA territory. The West heard what it wanted to hear - a state along the 1967 lines. ....
Egypt will back Palestinian resolution at UN
20 Dec 2014 - Cairo to support draft on Israeli withdrawal from West Bank at Security Council, Egyptian foreign minister tells Saeb Erekat. ....
Peres: Dimona reactor was first step to Oslo
20 Dec 2014 - In frank interview, Israeli icon recalls his many contributions to the Jewish State's nuclear weapons program, including creation of 'ambiguity' policy. ....
Report: IS executed 100 foreigner 'deserters'
20 Dec 2014 - Jihadist group reportedly cracks down on disillusioned volunteers who wish to return to home countries. ....
Shas women are starting afresh
20 Dec 2014 - After hurling insults and accusations at one another, Shas' first ladies Adina Bar-Shalom - daughter of movement founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and Yaffa Deri - wife of party chairman Aryeh Deri, have apologized to each other and are now looking ahead to helping their haredi sisters by leading women advisory council in Shas. ....
 

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