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Army Kidnaps Two Palestinians From Jenin And Hebron
30 Sep 2016 - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Friday, two Palestinian men from the northern West Bank district of Jenin and Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) stated that the soldiers, stationed at...
PCHR Weekly Report: 6 Palestinian civilians wounded, 114 abducted by Israeli troops this week
30 Sep 2016 - In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22– 28 September 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use...
Palestinian Killed, Three Injured, While Trying To Defuse Israeli Missile
30 Sep 2016 - The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that one Palestinian was killed, on Thursday evening, and three others were injured, while trying to defuse an Israeli missile, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern...
OCHA: “33 Structures Demolished In The Past Three Days In Multiple Incidents”
30 Sep 2016 - Press Release – OCHA :   Between 26 and 28 September, the Israeli authorities demolished 33 residential and livelihood-related structures in multiple locales across Area C and East Jerusalem, on grounds of lack of building permits. As...
Israel To Release Wounded Palestinian Woman, Whose Fiance Was Killed On September 16
29 Sep 2016 - Lawyer Karim Ajwa, of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that the Israeli authorities decided to release a wounded young woman from Hebron, who was injured, while her fiance was killed, after the soldiers opened fire...
Young Man Moved To Intensive Care After Being Shot With Israeli Concussion Grenade
29 Sep 2016 - A young Palestinian man from occupied East Jerusalem remains in Intensive Care Unit at the al-Makassed hospital, in Jerusalem, after suffering a serious injury, Wednesday, when Israeli soldiers shot him with a concussion grenade in the...
Palestine Today 09 29 2016
29 Sep 2016 - Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.
Army to Flood Gaza Border
29 Sep 2016 - The Israeli army intends to flood Gaza border areas with water in order to destroy underground tunnels built by the Palestinian resistance. An Israeli military official told Maariv newspaper, on condition of anonymity, that the army...
Organizations Call on Obama to Investigate Israeli Killing of US Citizen
29 Sep 2016 - US rights and faith organizations, Wednesday, called on
Israeli Authorities Approves Investigation of Arab MKs
29 Sep 2016 - Legal advisor of the Israeli occupation government, Afihai Mendiltit, approved the decision of investigating Arab Members of the Knesset Jamal Zahalqa and Hanin Zoabi. Isareli media reports said, according to Al Ray, that both of them...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Secret documents show how Israel tried to evade international scrutiny of occupation
In two cables from '67 and '68, Foreign Ministry officials admit violations of Geneva Conventions, instruct diplomats how to evade need for compliance by eschewing use of the word ‘occupation.’
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral
09/30/2016 - Police shut roads in central Jerusalem as former Israeli president, who died at 93, is laid to rest.
  Daily Star
 
Army seizes ammunition in northeast Lebanon town
30 Sep 2016 The Lebanese Army Friday seized a cash of ammunition and arms inside a vehicle in the northeastern border town of Arsal.
Political decisions do not target any presidential nominee: Lebanon speaker
30 Sep 2016 Speaker Nabih Berri Friday denied a personal feud between him and presidential hopeful MP Michel Aoun, saying that the national dialogue was the only path to salvage the nation
Renault signs Iran auto venture
30 Sep 2016 French car maker Renault said Friday it would start a joint venture in Iran, tapping into the country's fast-growing car market as it opens up to foreign investment after the end of Western sanctions
Army kills car thief in east Lebanon chase
30 Sep 2016 A car thief was killed Friday after being shot by soldiers during a chase in east Lebanon, state media reported.
Litani River cleanup a joint responsibility: Lebanon PM
30 Sep 2016 Prime Minister Tammam Salam Friday blamed the government for the pollution of the Litani River, calling for immediate action to stop the environmental catastrophe before it’s too late.
Tractor accident kills one, injures another in east Lebanon
30 Sep 2016 A man was killed and another injured overnight Friday after a tractor collapsed on them in east Lebanon, state media reported
  YNet News
 
Ayalon South re-opened
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IDF arrest Palestinian in possession of a knife in Mount Hebron
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Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public places
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Amnesty: Hundreds trapped in Libya's Benghazi amid fighting
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Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year
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Peres left his fingerprints all over the Arab world
30 Sep 2016 - Op-ed: The late president and prime minister pursued peace with all his might. When the door was slammed in his face, he searched for a window. When the window was closed, he tried to squeeze through a narrower opening. But the other side did not miss an opportunity to give him a hard time and shatter his dreams. ....
Obama flies to Israel for Shimon Peres's funeral
29 Sep 2016 - The leader of the free world has departed from Washington to pay his last respects to his fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Israel's former President Shimon Peres. ....
The unmistakable dreamer, Shimon Peres
29 Sep 2016 - Op-ed: Many laud Shimon Peres’s limitless optimism, but behind this optimism hid a stubborn hope that the wisdom, the words and the effort would change the face of reality. ....
Memorial ceremony for Shimon Peres at UN
29 Sep 2016 - UN secretary general, ambassadors convey condolences; Israeli Ambassador Danon: 'We remember President Peres as full of energy and a willingness to work for a better future.' ....
Israel Police make arrests before Peres funeral, including Jews
29 Sep 2016 - As a part of preparations for protecting former President Peres's funeral, a wave of pre-emptive arrests have been carried out; amongst those arrested are Jews; Alsheikh: 'You can count the number of arrests on one hand.' ....
Foreign dignitaries amass for Peres funeral
29 Sep 2016 - The largest gathering of international leaders in Israel since Yitzhak Rabin's funeral is to include over 25 heads of state and government, NATO's secretary general, and the British heir to the throne. ....
Russia, US trade blame over Syria quagmire
29 Sep 2016 - The heads of the Russian Foreign and Defense ministries have accused the United States of supporting terrorists in Syria; meanwhile, the US warns Russia that it faces attacks on its soil from Islamic groups if they don't come to the negotiating table with the Americans. ....
Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre's 75th anniversary
29 Sep 2016 - One of the most infamous mass slaughters of WWII, wherein nearly 34,000 Jews were murdered, was commemorated by the Ukrainian and World Jewish Congress presidents. ....
Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt
29 Sep 2016 - Tragedy has struck the Hoboken commuter train station in New Jersey as a train full of passengers slams into the terminal; a witness to the crash: 'It simply did not stop... 'it went right through the barriers and into the reception area.' ....
Shin Bet prepares for 'largest operation in unit's history'
29 Sep 2016 - With dozens of VIPs coming to Israel and hundreds of thousands coming to mourn at Peres's funeral on Friday, intense preparations are underway to protect all those who are coming to pay their respects to the former president; King David hotel is evicting guests to make room for dignitaries. ....
Iceland's Pirate Party poised for power on wave of public anger
29 Sep 2016 - Icelanders to vote in Oct. 29 parliamentary election; Pirate Party leads opinion polls, could form government, riding wave of public anger over perceived corruption; this would deal another blow to Europe mainstream politicians ....
PM officially authorizes Abbas attendance at Peres funeral
29 Sep 2016 - After much uncertainty as to whether the PA president would be attending Peres's funeral, Abbas requested that arrangements be made for his arrival; Following much deliberation, Egyptian foreign minister also announces that he will be attending; Jordanian government to send government official. ....
A journey through the stations of Shimon Peres’s life
29 Sep 2016 - From his hometown in Belarus, through his elementary school and youth village, to the kibbutz he worked at as a shepherd, the former president receives an emotional farewell from many people who knew him before he occupied Israel’s most prestigious roles. ....
Holocaust survivors to receive millions in frozen benefits
29 Sep 2016 - Following a settlement deal between the Hashava Holocaust Restitution Company, the Jewish Colonial Trust and world Zionist Organization, Holocaust survivors will receive NIS 90 million more from liquidating frozen assets; Hashava chairperson requests that some of the money be transferred quickly to help support some 7,000 survivors in need before the High Holy Days. ....
Bahraini foreign minister: Rest in peace Shimon Peres
29 Sep 2016 - Not for the first time, the Arab official posted a surprising comment devoid of unreserved criticism for Israel in wake of Peres’s death: ‘Peres was a man of peace and war;’ Kurds in Iraq erect mourning tent: ‘Peres assisted the Kurds.’ ....
Peres lies in state at the Knesset as public says goodbye
29 Sep 2016 - The casket of Israel's ninth president is stationed outside the Knesset as hundreds of people are waiting to pass by and say their final farewell; President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Edelstein all laid wreaths. ....
US Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of Saudi Sept. 11 bill
28 Sep 2016 - US citizens may soon be able to sue Saudi Arabia for damages sustained as a result of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, after the US Senate voted to override President Obama's veto on the matter. ....
Probe: Malaysian jet downed by Russian missile launcher
28 Sep 2016 - A Dutch investigative team has determined that MH17 was indeed shot down by Russian allied rebels in eastern Ukraine; the rebels allegedly fired a Russian made Buk missile at the plane; the Kremlin denies all wrongdoing. ....
Jordan's king swears in govt led by Mulki for second term
28 Sep 2016 - With improving the economy on the agenda in light of regional turmoil, Jordan's King Abdullah swore in a new government on Wednesday; while much of the 29 member cabinet remains unchanged, it will face stiff opposition from a parliament with a Muslim Brotherhood presence. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 30 Sep 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 30 Sep 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 30 Sep 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 30 Sep 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 30 Sep 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Iraqi, Arab Tribes Rebuff Iran’s Involvement in Mosul’s Anticipated Liberation
Asharq Alawsat ME News 30 Sep 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Erbil- Arab tribes domiciled in Iraq’s Nineveh have stressed a collective and undisputable refusal for any intervention by Iran or … continue reading Iraqi, Arab Tribes Rebuff Iran’s Involvement in Mosul’s Anticipated Liberation
Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader
BBC 30 Sep 2016 - World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
Israeli, Greek, Cypriot ministers meet on Europe pipeline
Globes Main News 30 Sep 2016 - Yuval Steinitz and the energy ministers of Greece and Cyprus discussed laying a 1,300 kilometer underwater gas pipeline.
Mobile data analytics co Pixoneye raises $3.1m
Globes Main News 30 Sep 2016 - The Israeli startup's platform transforms the accuracy in the way brands reach customers.
Kahlon seen rejecting rise in women's retirement age
Globes Main News 29 Sep 2016 - The retirement age for women in Israel is among the lowest in Western countries.
Central Bureau of Statistics gets housing index monopoly
Globes Main News 29 Sep 2016 - From October 1, the Central Bureau of Statistics will be the sole Israel government body authorized to publish home price figures.
A look back at what Snowden told the world about the U.S.-Israel relationship
Mondoweiss 29 Sep 2016 - Edward Snowden remains exiled in Russia. But the former intelligence contractor and National Security Agency-whistleblower has captured headlines in recent weeks, thanks to a confluence of events. Snowden is the focus of Oliver Stone’s new biopic, aptly called “Snowden,” which focuses on how Snowden went from...
Shimon Peres and the nuclear world
Mondoweiss 29 Sep 2016 - As the world media eulogizes former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, there are three key moments that won’t get much press. Israel’s Nuclear Program The recently leaked email written by Colin Powell in 2015 has confirmed the estimate that Israel has 200 nuclear weapons....
A lot of the grief over Shimon Peres is grief over the end of the two-state solution
Mondoweiss 29 Sep 2016 - A lot of the grief over Shimon Peres is grief over the end of the two-state solution. The obsequies for Peres may be helpful to mainstream figures in coming to terms with a passing that is more tragic to them personally, and that so many have...
Israel's high-tech billionaires
Globes Main News 29 Sep 2016 - "Globes" ranks the 29 Israelis who have made at least a billion shekels from high-tech.
Iran reacts to death of Israel’s founding father
Al-Monitor 29 Sep 2016 - As news of the death of Israeli founding father and prominent politician Shimon Peres broke, Iranian media outlets wasted no time in commenting on his legacy, and their various obituaries tell the story of a long and complex relationship between the two countries.
FIFA under pressure to sanction Israel for settlement games
Al-Monitor 29 Sep 2016 - A powerful report by Human Rights Watch on the eve of a FIFA meeting forces the global soccer association to act against Israeli settlement teams.
Las Oportunidades que Representan
This Week In Palestine 29 Sep 2016 - La diáspora palestina ocupa un lugar especial en América Latina, ya que en el corazón de cada país en ese extenso continente se erige una historia de esfuerzo, adaptación, integración y muchas veces de éxito, que la colonia palestina, así como la siria y libanesa, escribiría...
Is Netanyahu ready to join forces with opposition leader?
Al-Monitor 29 Sep 2016 - According to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a year and a half of negotiating with Zionist Camp leader Isaac Herzog the possibility of a unity government, the time might have come for this to happen.
Body of Shimon Peres lies in state
BBC 29 Sep 2016 - Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres as his body lies in state, in Jerusalem.
Trump’s Israel advisor (again) argues for annexation of the West Bank with bad math
Mondoweiss 28 Sep 2016 - Donald Trump’s Israel adviser again raised the possibility of his candidate backing the Israeli annexation of the occupied West Bank while dining with the representative of a settler organization in New York, according to a report published by Israel’s Channel 2, which obtained a video of...
A Jewish and democratic state – how to live with the oppression of the minority and still feel good
Occupation Magazine 28 Sep 2016 - Shmuel Amir - the only way to turn Israel into a democratic state that cannot be undermined is simple: expel all the Palestinians from here. Then there will be no one left to discriminate against, to marginalize and from whom to deny rights generally. We will...
A Palestinian perspective on the legacy of Shimon Peres
+972 Magazine 28 Sep 2016 - The distrust with which Palestinians treat the Israeli peace camp frequently appears as something of a surprise, and even affront, to international observers. But the difference between Israeli left and right is all too frequently one of degree, rather than kind. By Nadia Naser-Najjab PLO Chairman...
Human Rights groups up pressure on Obama to investigate Israeli killing of U.S. citizen
Mondoweiss 28 Sep 2016 - Earlier this month we reported the call by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)  for a U.S. investigation into killing of Mahmoud Shaalan , a Palestinian-American teen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank.  The following is an update, AFSC’s latest press release, about a letter sent...
Did AIPAC make a profit off its fight against the Iran deal?
+972 Magazine 28 Sep 2016 - AIPAC may have lost the battle against Obama’s Iranian nuclear agreement, but the conservative lobbying group appears to have come out on top nonetheless — to the tune of $30 million. By Eli Clifton Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the AIPAC conference, March 2, 2015. (Amos Ben Gershon/GPO)...
Last survivor
BBC 28 Sep 2016 - His long career had plenty of dark moments, but Shimon Peres goes to his grave as one of the greatest of Israel's founders and statesmen, writes Jeremy Bowen.
  Misc2
 
Amman hit by protests over secret Jordan-Israel gas deal
Middle East Eye 30 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Thousands demonstrate against energy deal with Israel, signed in secret and derided by opponents as 'occupation' by 'Zionist entity'
Obama compares Peres to Mandela and the Queen at funeral in Jerusalem
Middle East Eye 30 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Palestinian President Abbas among mourners, calls former Israeli president 'brave' partner for peace
Importing Israeli gas: Jordan’s self-harming energy choice
Middle East Eye 30 Sep 2016 - Pressure from the US and corruption lie behind a $10bn contract that endangers Jordan's energy sovereignty while aiding Israel
Women chess players outraged over Iran’s hijab gambit
Middle East Eye 29 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Some express displeasure at being forced to wear hijabs at next year's world chess championship in Iran
Egyptian court approves transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
Middle East Eye 29 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Tiran and Sanafir are unpopulated islands located in a strategic part of the Red Sea bordered by Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres funeral
Middle East Eye 29 Sep 2016 - Language Undefined Palestinian president confirmed among mourners of former Israeli leader, who died on Wednesday
King David Hotel Boots Guests for Leaders at Shimon Peres Funeral
The Forward New 30 Sep 2016 - Managers at the historic Jerusalem hotel are booting guests from prime rooms to make space for more than 30 heads of state expected to attend the funeral of the Israeli statesman Shimon Peres.
A JCC Sprouts in Harlem as Jews Head (Back) Uptown
The Forward New 30 Sep 2016 - There were once set-in-stone dividing lines between the Jewish Upper West Side and predominantly black Harlem. But no more, with this week’s announcement that a Jewish community center will open this January, the product of a wave of gentrification.
Soaring 80-Foot-High Gate Graced Biblical Israel’s Second City
The Forward New 30 Sep 2016 - A city gate and shrine from the 8th century BCE were discovered in the Tel Lachish archaeological park in south-central Israel, the site of an ancient city that was second to Jerusalem in importance.
Will This Invention Make the ‘Shabbos Goy’ Obsolete?
The Forward New 29 Sep 2016 - Observant Jews might soon be able to dispense with the ‘Shabbos goy,’ the Gentile neighbor or friend who performs forbidden labor during the Sabbath. That’s because Morty Kohn, a Brooklyn electrician, has created a new light-bulb that can effectively be shut off and turned on without...
Nigeria: Buhari, Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation Pay Tribute to Peres
allAfrica.com 30 Sep 2016 - [This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari and the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation have extended Nigeria's condolences to the government and people of the State of Israel over the passing of former President and Prime Minister, Shimon Peres.
Liberia: Liberian Ambassador At Ex-Israeli President's Funeral
allAfrica.com 30 Sep 2016 - [Observer] Liberia Ambassador to the United States of America, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, is representing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the funeral of the former President of Israel, Shimon Peres, a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C. has said.
Africa: Can Iran End Saudi Arabia's Custodianship of Islam's Holiest Sites?
allAfrica.com 29 Sep 2016 - [Observer] At this year's holy Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, there were no Iranians due to a disagreement between their country and Saudi Arabia that has extended from political misunderstandings to now the management of the sacred Hajj.
Seychelles: President Sends Condolences On Passing of Former Israeli Leader
allAfrica.com 28 Sep 2016 - [Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The President of Seychelles has expressed his condolences after the death of the former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.
Tanzania: Iran Offers More Scholarships to Students in Engineering Studies
allAfrica.com 28 Sep 2016 - [Daily News] Zanzibar -Iran has promised to strengthen relations with Zanzibar by offering more scholarships particularly in Oil and Gas engineering in support for the Isles preparation for the sector.
South Africa: This Is a Call for Solidarity From South Africa to Palestine
allAfrica.com 27 Sep 2016 - [The Daily Vox] Leigh-Ann Naidoo, who is the South African delegate on the Women's Boat to Gaza, asked her father to reflect on his 41-day hunger strike in 1981, with reference to the continuing hunger strikes of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Derrick Naidoo says that...
Beit Ommar: a Palestinian Town Constantly Fighting the Israeli Occupation
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Sep 2016 - Beit Ommar is a small town (population 18,000) located in the Hebron District of the occupied West Bank, approximately 11kms north of the city of Hebron. Israeli forces occupied the town in 1967, and since then, residents have suffered from the pressures of the occupation. The...
27 September 2016: Still Live Sadness and Blockade
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Sep 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces have closed off the main entrance of Beit Ommar. Deploying soldiers, army jeeps, roadblocks, barbed wire, and tire spikes, they are now seemingly reinforcing the existing military tower and building a new construction, the purpose of which is currently unknown. They do...
Demolition Orders – Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Sep 2016 - On September 24th, the Center for Freedom and Justice received a demolition order from the Israeli military for one of its project sites, which lies at the edge of Beit Ommar in Area C. As a matter of fact, saying that we “received” the order does...
24 September 2016: the Army Re-Opens the Main Entrance of Beit Ommar
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Sep 2016 - On the 22nd of September, after a 5-day long close, the Israeli occupation forces re-opened the main entrance of Beit Ommar. In this period, they constructed a wall around the existing tower and expanded their presence there by building two extra interrogation and holding cells. The...
20 September 2016: The Closing of Beit Ommar
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Sep 2016 - For the past five days, the Israeli occupation forces have closed off the main entrance of Beit Ommar. Deploying soldiers, army jeeps, roadblocks, barbed wire, and tire spikes, they are now seemingly reinforcing the existing military tower and building a new construction, the purpose of which...
The Israeli Army Closes of Beit Ommar’s Main Road
Palestine Solidarity Project 30 Sep 2016 - On the 18th of September, around 3pm local time, 6 military jeeps from the Israeli occupation forces entered the Palestinian village of Beit Ommar, located 11kms north of Hebron. Stopping in the middle of the village, the soldiers closed off the main road for approximately three...
Central Bureau of Statistics gets housing index monopoly
Globes Main News 29 Sep 2016 - From October 1, the Central Bureau of Statistics will be the sole Israel government body authorized to publish home price figures.
Israeli, Greek, Cypriot ministers meet on Europe pipeline
Globes Main News 30 Sep 2016 - Yuval Steinitz and the energy ministers of Greece and Cyprus discussed laying a 1,300 kilometer underwater gas pipeline.
Israel's high-tech billionaires
Globes Main News 29 Sep 2016 - "Globes" ranks the 29 Israelis who have made at least a billion shekels from high-tech.
Mobile data analytics co Pixoneye raises $3.1m
Globes Main News 30 Sep 2016 - The Israeli startup's platform transforms the accuracy in the way brands reach customers.
Kahlon seen rejecting rise in women's retirement age
Globes Main News 29 Sep 2016 - The retirement age for women in Israel is among the lowest in Western countries.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 30 Sep 2016 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 30 Sep 2016 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 30 Sep 2016 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 30 Sep 2016 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 30 Sep 2016 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 30 Sep 2016 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Rights groups urge Obama to investigate Israeli killing of US citizen
US Campaign to End the Occupation 29 Sep 2016 - Middle East Monitor covers a campaign by the US Campaign and other groups calling for a US investigation into Israel's killing of US citizen Mahmoud Shaalan.
EVENT: What Is BDS?
US Campaign to End the Occupation 30 Sep 2016 - The 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) has become a global, nonviolent movement to achieve Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. Attend this first-ever Hill briefing featuring leading student, faith-based, civil society, and legal practitioners of BDS to learn more about the...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Two members quit Israeli curriculum panel over exclusion of novel on Jewish-Arab romance
Ha'aretz - 11 Jul 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Israeli police to summons Arab MKs Zoabi and Zahalka
29 Sep 2016 - Israel's attorney general Avichai Mandelblit has approved a police request to interrogate Arab Knesset members Jamal Zahalka and Hanin Zoabi, from the Balad faction of the Joint Arab List.
Affidavits by Palestinian woman on Israeli “Prisons of Hell”
29 Sep 2016 - Exclusive testimonies were relayed by the Palestinian Journalist Samah Dweik on what she dubbed “a hell on earth,” in reference to her incarceration in an Israeli occupation jail.
Qudsuna demands Google to rectify its definition of Jerusalem
29 Sep 2016 - Qudsuna for Human Rights has sent a strongly worded letter to Google's management calling for correcting the wrong definition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in its maps application.
Hamas in Lebanon hosts International Committee to Break Siege on Gaza
29 Sep 2016 - Hamas representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka, received a delegation of the International Committee to Break the Siege on Gaza headed by Rashid Issa.
Clashes break out in Nablus village
29 Sep 2016 - Violent clashes broke out in Beit Furik town east of Nablus on Thursday afternoon. No initial injuries were reported during the confrontations.
Safa news agency’s Facebook page removed
29 Sep 2016 - Facebook administration removed Wednesday evening Safa news agency’s page as part of its latest agreement with Israeli government.
Israel fears FIFA suspension of soccer teams from illegal settlements
29 Sep 2016 - Israel has fears that FIFA, the world's soccer governing body, may decide in its upcoming congress to be held next year to suspend six soccer teams from illegal Jewish settlements.
Jerusalemite young woman jailed for 16 months
29 Sep 2016 - An Israeli court sentenced Wednesday the Jerusalemite prisoner Aisha Jamhur, 19, for 16 months imprisonment and imposed on her a fine estimated at 2000 shekels.
Mourning declared in Nablus refugee camp
29 Sep 2016 - A state of mourning was declared throughout Balata refugee camp in Nablus after the killing of a local young man by PA forces’ gunfire on Wednesday.
Israeli army to flood Gaza border with water
29 Sep 2016 - The Israeli occupation army intends to flood Gaza border areas with water in order to destroy underground tunnels allegedly built by the Palestinian resistance.
IOF launches raid and arrest campaign in W.B.
29 Sep 2016 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched overnight a large-scale raid and arrest campaign throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Israelis raze Palestinian olive orchards to expand illegal settlement
29 Sep 2016 - Israeli settler gangs residing in the illegal Leshem settlement, in western Salfit, uprooted Palestinian olive trees, paving the way for settlement expansion.
Israel sentences ex-Palestinian Minister to 12 months in jail
29 Sep 2016 - An Israeli occupation court on Wednesday morning sentenced the former Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Wasfi Qubha, to 12 months in jail.
Anti-occupation activists lash out at Abbas for his condolences
29 Sep 2016 - Rage has flared up within the pro-Palestine community as the PA President Mahmoud Abbas paid tribute Wednesday to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres.
Hamas: Peres died without facing international justice
29 Sep 2016 - Hamas has said that former Israeli president Shimon Peres was a war criminal and died without facing international justice for the atrocities he had committed against humanity.
Palestinian youth injured in IOF attack on Jerusalem school
29 Sep 2016 - A Palestinian young man sustained wounds at noon time on Wednesday after the IOF stormed al-Tour neighborhood, in eastern Occupied Jerusalem.
Euro-Med calls for action against Israeli campaign to evict international workers
28 Sep 2016 - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor revealed in a new report that Israel has adopted a systematic campaign to prevent activists from working in Palestinian territories.
Palestinian former hunger striker transferred to Ramla prison hospital
28 Sep 2016 - The IPS moved Palestinian prisoner Mahmoud Balboul, who ended a 79-day hunger strike last week, from Israel's Assaf Harofeh Medical Center to the Ramla Prison hospital.
Israeli settlers plan massive break into al-Aqsa next week
28 Sep 2016 - Israeli extremist groups are preparing for a massive break-in into al-Aqsa Mosque next week starting from Sunday to celebrate the Jewish holidays, QPress revealed.
Calls for investigation into Palestinian’s killing in Nablus
28 Sep 2016 - The family of the youngster Dhia Araysha, from the Balata refugee camp, who was killed by PA forces’ fire on Wednesday called for an official probe into his killing.
  IRIN
 
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Editorial: In Jordan, Laws That Provoke Violence
30 Sep 2016 - Nahed Hattar, a prominent writer, was charged after posting a cartoon online, then murdered as he entered a court.
World Leaders Pay Final Respects to Shimon Peres
30 Sep 2016 - The state funeral seemed to offer a moment of transition for a country that has drifted away from the leader’s vision.
At Shimon Peres Funeral, a Lineup of U.S. and Israeli Leaders Who Tangled
30 Sep 2016 - Often divided over international relations, but with so much in common, leaders from both countries have found it difficult to avoid meddling in each other’s politics.
Feature: Can New Technology Bring Baseball’s Data Revolution to Fielding?
30 Sep 2016 - For years, players have been valued for their hitting. Now a groundbreaking tool makes it possible to measure how much their defense contributes to a team’s success
Shimon Peres Funeral Brings Together Allies and Rivals in Mourning
30 Sep 2016 - President Obama was among the dignitaries who praised the former Israeli leader for his commitment to coexistence with the Palestinians.
Claims of Saudi Role in 9/11 Appear Headed for Manhattan Court
29 Sep 2016 - Families of Sept. 11 victims are now able to pursue legal claims against the Saudis, and the legal battle could last for years.
Angered by 9/11 Victims Law, Saudis Rethink U.S. Alliance
29 Sep 2016 - Many Saudis see the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, overriding President Obama’s veto, as irreparable damage to a long relationship.
Russia Rejects John Kerry’s Demands on Syria, Accusing U.S. of Promoting Terror
29 Sep 2016 - Moscow’s escalation of anti-American invective came as United Nations officials warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in eastern Aleppo.
Mahmoud Abbas to Attend Shimon Peres Funeral, but Thaw With Israel Is Unlikely
29 Sep 2016 - The decision by Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, to attend the Israeli statesman’s funeral does not portend reconciliation with Israel.
Feature: How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media
29 Sep 2016 - Since the candidate clinched the nomination, the green room has become a chilly place.
Obama and Shimon Peres: Fast Friends Who Found Peace Out of Reach
28 Sep 2016 - They were an international odd couple with seemingly little in common when they first met, but somehow Barack Obama and Mr. Peres hit it off.
Israel Without Shimon Peres? In Many Ways, His Dream Faded Long Ago
28 Sep 2016 - Despite his own late-in-life attempts at unity among Israelis, perhaps it is only natural that his legacy is viewed through a prism of old divides.
World Leaders Issue Emotional Tributes to Shimon Peres
28 Sep 2016 - The death of the former Israeli leader prompted an outpouring from around the world, although praise was tempered among Palestinians.
The Interpreter: Russia’s Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working
29 Sep 2016 - Many analysts say Russia and the Syrian government could be massacring civilians as part of a strategy with aims beyond just one city.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Stabbing attack thwarted in West Bank; no injuries reported
30 Sep 2016 -
Soroka Medical Center's Top Doctors: Prof. Eyal Sheiner
30 Sep 2016 - As The Jerusalem Post gets set to publish its 50 Most Influential Jews list for Rosh Hashana, we spoke with Soroka Medical Center doctors who influence medicine in Israel.
Live: Shimon Peres laid to rest in funeral attended by world leaders
30 Sep 2016 - US President Obama, Bill Clinton, Netanyahu and Rivlin eulogize the senior Israeli statesman.
Clinton: Peres was a dreamer who never gave up
30 Sep 2016 - "Peres started off life as Israel's brightest student, became its best teacher, and ended up its biggest dreamer," Clinton said.
Read: President Reuven Rivlin's eulogy
30 Sep 2016 - Reuven Rivlin, Israel's tenth president, gave a speech eulogizing the late Shimon Peres Friday morning at his funeral on Mount Herzl.
Netanyahu eulogizes Peres: We were political rivals, but we became close friends
30 Sep 2016 -
Watch: Netanyahu and Abbas shake hands at Peres funeral
30 Sep 2016 - Abbas was one of dozens of world leaders attending the funeral for Peres.
Netanyahu and Abbas shake hands at Peres funeral
30 Sep 2016 -
Shin Bet, police finalize ‘unprecedented’ security operation
29 Sep 2016 - The Shin Bet is in touch with counterparts from around the world to coordinate security arrangements.
Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem both in need of wins
29 Sep 2016 - The disarray on the pitch has been matched by the club’s shambolic running off the field.
Hapoel Jerusalem, Maccabi Tel Aviv in final
29 Sep 2016 - Stoudemire debuts for Reds in Winner Cup semi conquest of Rishon • Yellow-and-blue trounces Nahariya.
Israeli, US Jews close despite political, religious differences
29 Sep 2016 - Many more Israeli Jews, 35%, say that observing Jewish law is essential to being Jewish, compared to 19% of US Jews.
Abbas: Fatah will hold major congress this year
29 Sep 2016 - The last Fatah General Congress took place in 2009 in Bethlehem, with more than 1,000 Fatah members participating.
Analysis: Arab media take issue with Peres the peacemaker
29 Sep 2016 - Perceived as a hero in Israel and revered as the last founding father of the country, Peres is seen quite differently through Arab eyes.
Peres bombshell: I stopped an Israeli strike on Iran
29 Sep 2016 - "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense minister Ehud Barak were pushing ahead with their plans to attack Iran."
Peres’s historical dance with the settlers
29 Sep 2016 - There was little love lost between the settlement leadership and Peres in the last 23 years.
NY governor Cuomo cancels Israel trip over Hoboken train crash
29 Sep 2016 -
My Word: Population density, people power and blessings
29 Sep 2016 - Israel is growing more crowded every year. The trick is to adapt and to find our strength – and happiness – in our numbers.
Sinai Today: The year of Jewish unity
29 Sep 2016 - As we approach Rosh Hashana this year, it is a time to introspect and find a way of becoming better people.
Little piece of heaven on earth
29 Sep 2016 - Excluding Israel, assimilation among non-Orthodox Jewish communities worldwide has sky rocketed to a whopping 70% and statements made by Israeli politicians have not been encouraging.
IDF opens trial against Buchris for rape
29 Sep 2016 - Top IDF general denies, but agrees to plea talks.
As I See It: Israel, not the West, stands for international law
29 Sep 2016 - The West maintains that Israel occupies Palestinian territory in the “West Bank.” This is untrue. There has never been any “Palestinian territory.”
Jpost Editorial: Obama and Peres
29 Sep 2016 - That the leader of the most powerful nation in the world found the time to make the long trip to Israel as a personal gesture of honor to Peres should not be taken for granted.
Middle Israel: Beloved – at long last
29 Sep 2016 - Shimon Peres died universally beloved, but he spent a political eon as the punching bag of political rivals, ideological enemies and social discontents.
Police apprehend Jewish, Arab suspects attempting to disrupt Peres's ceremony
29 Sep 2016 - "We arrested Jews and Arabs who may have threatened or tried to terrorize Peres's funeral."
Report: Gazan terror tunnel collapses, kills 3
29 Sep 2016 - Israel has drawn up plans to protect Israel's southern communities from the terror tunnel threat over the past year.
Shimon Peres, Sarah Silverman and Israel's quest for solar energy
29 Sep 2016 - The quest for solar energy in Israel is intrinsically linked to Peres’ sense of carrying Ben Gurion’s torch.
Israel grants PA President Abbas permission to attend Peres funeral
29 Sep 2016 -
Religion and state
29 Sep 2016 - ‘Metro’ takes a look back on how Israel has fared on key issues such as ‘mikvaot,’ Shabbat in the public sphere, conversions and marriage/ divorce – and the work still left to be done.
In northern Iraqi Kurdistan, hundreds pay respects to Peres
29 Sep 2016 - 52 years after Peres kindled a special relationship between the Kurds and Israel, Kurdish activists in Duhok hold a memorial service for him.
Matisyahu returns to the Sultan’s Pool
29 Sep 2016 - ‘Music, to me, is always a spiritual experience whether I’m playing in Arkansas or Jerusalem.’
Hollywood moguls roll-out the red carpet for Israeli NGO gala
29 Sep 2016 - SHALVA’S “Spirit of Hope” Dinner honors Michael and Angelique De Luca.
Fatah-linked Facebook shows Peres going to hell for 'crimes' against Palestinians
29 Sep 2016 - Social media affiliated with Palestinian party demonizes the former Israeli president.
Israel grants permission for Abbas to attend Peres's funeral in Jerusalem
29 Sep 2016 - Palestinian Authority leader seeks to come to former Israeli president's funeral at Mt. Herzl.
This Week in Israeli History: Tuvia Grossman – The Bloodied “Palestinian,” The Rebel Shofar Blower and Bar Giora
29 Sep 2016 -
Black Lives Matter – vs Israel?
29 Sep 2016 - Close coordination of US and Israeli police causes dismay to the American activist group.
Staying Jewish down under
29 Sep 2016 - Australian Jewry seeks to fight assimilation.
Bill Clinton lands in Israel ahead of Peres funeral
29 Sep 2016 - Former US president pays tribute to Peres at lying in state ceremony at the Knesset.
Gulf Arab official: Rest in peace Shimon Peres
29 Sep 2016 - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will reportedly represent his country at the funeral of Israel's ninth president.
Apple reportedly developing iPhone 8 in Israel
28 Sep 2016 - The next iPhone may be blue and white.
Report: Hezbollah patrol hit by mine in Lebanon, near Israeli border
28 Sep 2016 - Reports from Lebanese media claim one was wounded in the explosion that occurred near Metulla, northern Israel.
 

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