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Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians In The West Bank
31 Aug 2015 -
Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers And Homes In Southern Gaza
31 Aug 2015 - Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on Monday morning at a number of Palestinian farmers, in their lands, and at several homes, east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. ...
Israeli Drilling Endangers Bethlehem Area Village
30 Aug 2015 - Ongoing Israeli drilling works, including detonation of rocks, near the village of Wadi Fukin, to the west of Bethlehem, may put the lives of nearby Palestinians at risk, according to village mayor Ahmad Sukkar. ...
VIDEO: Violent Arrest of Palestinian Man in Hebron
30 Aug 2015 -
Luxembourg Chain Suspends Marketing of Israeli Produce
30 Aug 2015 - The largest grocery store chain in Luxembourg, Cactus, announced the suspension of marketing vegetables and fruits exported by Israel, until it is verified that their source is not located in occupied Palestine. ...
Israeli Troops attack Palestinian Christians at Protest Following Sunday Mass
30 Aug 2015 - Israeli forces attacked a protest rally by Palestinian Christians following mass on Sunday. Priests, patriarchs and other church leaders marched with crosses to the site of renewed work on the https://www.google.com/search?q=apartheid+wall&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI_8yFiZrRxwIViTqSCh1p5g-B&biw=1242&bih=585 in the Christian majority town of Beit Jala, in the occupied West Bank. ...
Army Displaces 14 Families To Conduct Training Near Tubas
30 Aug 2015 - Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, east of the central West Bank city of Tubas, and displaced 14 families, so that the army can conduct a five-day training drill. ...
Including A Child, Three Palestinians Kidnapped In Ramallah And Jerusalem
30 Aug 2015 - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, kidnapped a child, and held his 10-year-old brother in the bathroom while interrogating and threatening him. The army also kidnapped two young men in occupied East Jerusalem. ...
Al-Qassam Announces Death Of A Fighter In Tunnel Accident
29 Aug 2015 - The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, in a tunnel accident, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. ...
Video: Women of Nabi Saleh unmask, remove Israeli soldier as he attacks an injured child
29 Aug 2015 -
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
A picture of a headlock that's worth a thousand words
Why hasn't the IDF, one of the most sophisticated and advanced militaries in the world learned a damned thing since the first intifada?
Ex-IDF generals to Erdan: Hirsch unfit to be police chief
Former military leaders reiterate findings from Second Lebanon War; acting police chief gets another 45 days.
Iran won't recognize Israel, top Khamenei adviser says
Ali Akbar Velayati reiterates that 'Israel is a usurper and an occupying regime,' after British FM says in interview that current Iranian government has a nuanced approach on Israel.
Father of IDF soldier attacked by Palestinians says proud of son's restraint
If women had been hurt, the incident 'would have ended in a completely different way,' father tells Army Radio; Palestinian girl seen on video tells Channel 2 soldier used too much force.
Netanyahu visits Italy, discusses continued bilateral cooperation
Israeli prime minister and Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi talk Islamic terrorism, Iran nuclear deal and Israeli-Italian agreements during meet in Florence.
Israeli lightly wounded in apparent drive-by shooting in West Bank
IDF investigating report; late Saturday, Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by a car outside a military outpost in the West Bank.
Defense Ministry wasn't aware of improper defense deals involving Gal Hirsch
The ministry, which issues export permits to defense firms and arms dealers, says was not updated on the information the FBI gave Israel Police in 2013.
High Court freezes new IDF beard restrictions after petition
Attorney Lior Shtelzer’s petition says the ‘beard order’ discriminates in favor of religious soldiers
Israel to remove Jordan Valley settlers farming private Palestinian land
Haaretz exposé prompted High Court petition over allocation of land to settlers.
Israeli soldier lightly wounded in suspected vehicular attack near Hebron
IDF forces open fire on a speeding car that hit a soldier outside a military outpost in the West Bank.
Israeli Arab woman arrested in Turkey en route to joining ISIS
Turkish police arrest resident of Galilee attempting to enter Syria, deport her back to Israel where she's questioned by Shin Bet.
Why Barak regrets speaking out on Iran
There was no security breach in what the former defense minister said about how an attack was thwarted; what has suffered is mainly Israel’s image as a well-run, normal country whose leaders are capable of keeping a secret.
Palestinian women, children stop IDF soldier detaining a minor
Activists at the protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh say the soldier used violence against the 12-year-old boy.
Hamas releases new video of Gilad Shalit in captivity
Senior Hamas commander also claims IDF took body of Palestinian instead of that of Hadar Goldin during 'Black Friday' in Rafah.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
New Death Sentence Issued in Gaza
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
 
Israel won't bomb Iran but US had nothing to do with it
08/30/2015 - Washington has been absent from Israeli deliberations on Iran.
  Daily Star
 
Machnouk withdraws from committee dealing with garbage crisis
31 Aug 2015 Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk Monday withdrew from a ministerial committee tasked with tackling Lebanon's ongoing trash crisis.
Iranian official delays visit to Beirut
31 Aug 2015 Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan rescheduled on Monday his visit to Lebanon to a date that will be announced soon, the Iranian Embassy in Beirut announced.
Bus crash in e.Lebanon leaves 2 dead, 11 injured
31 Aug 2015 Two people were killed and 11 wounded when a passenger bus carrying Syrian nationals crashed into a concrete wall on the Masnaa border crossing in east Lebanon.
  YNet News
 
Thai police issue 2 new arrest warrants after raid finds bomb-making materials
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US considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft
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White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali
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China property developers to buy back Tianjin blast homes
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Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment
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The Haredi locomotive has left the station
30 Aug 2015 - Op-ed: The entry of Haredim into the government and their taking on ministerial positions is part of a larger process of Haredi integration, which includes Haredi politicians taking responsibility for Israeli society as a whole. ....
Initiatives to reform Jewish radicals falling short, critics charge
30 Aug 2015 - A new education ministry program aims to rehabilitate hilltop youth while preventing the next attack; however, the program has experienced very little success. ....
Luxembourg chain pulls Israeli produce
30 Aug 2015 - Largest supermarket chain in the European country caves in to pro-Palestinian protests and pressure ....
W. Bank drive-by shooting wounds one in suspected terror attack
30 Aug 2015 - Driver flees scene; incident occurs only half a day after another car attack on a soldier, as West Bank attacks continue to mount. ....
The Israeli fighter jet that never was
30 Aug 2015 - On this week, 28 years ago, a single vote decided to end the flagship program of the Israeli Defense Ministry and a source of national pride, enraging thousands of the project's workers. ....
Netanyahu: Israel not opposed to Iranian civilian nuclear program
30 Aug 2015 - PM receives warm welcome as he meets Italian leader in Florence to discuss Iran, the fight against terrorism, and cooperation in agriculture and science. ....
How the tides have turned for Gal Hirsch
29 Aug 2015 - Analysis: Gal Hirsch's problematic personality earned him no friends in the IDF, and won't help him much in the police; despite that, he's exceptionally brave with an impressive operational record. Would that be enough for the appointed police commissioner? ....
An Egyptian voice in Tel Aviv
29 Aug 2015 - Haisam Hassanein, a master's student from Egypt, gave a touching speech about his experience studying in Israel at his graduation ceremony in the Tel Aviv University; now, he talks about what made him come here: 'I came to see for myself what Israelis were like,' and his desire to become an ambassador of goodwill: 'I think I have a lot to offer.' ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 31 Aug 2015 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 31 Aug 2015 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 31 Aug 2015 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 31 Aug 2015 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 31 Aug 2015 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
Setting the region on fire
Occupation Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - Eli Aminov - AIC - The current situation is reminiscent of Israeli and American actions on the eve of the 1973 Middle East war [ry]
Liberman: Israel should have let hunger-striker die in jail
Occupation Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - Tamar Pileggi - The Times of Israel - Former FM slams Netanyahu’s handling of Allaan case, and tells his party to prepare for elections in 2016 [ry]
Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
Occupation Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - Daniel Estrin - AP - "The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property. But the program - which included plans for a...
Israeli Drilling Endangers Bethlehem Area Village
Occupation Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - IMEMC News & Agencies - "Ongoing Israeli drilling works, including detonation of rocks, near the village of Wadi Fukin, to the west of Bethlehem, may put the lives of nearby Palestinians at risk, according to village mayor Ahmad Sukkar" [ry]
Palestinians build case against Israel at ICC
Occupation Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - Mel Frykberg - AlJazeera - A decision to challenge Israel on alleged war crimes at the ICC could put immense pressure on the Palestinian Authority [ry]
VIDEO: One Egyptian's message of love to Israel
BBC 30 Aug 2015 - One Egyptian's take on the traditional enemy
Nir Barkat: Richer cities must pay more for education
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The Jerusalem Mayor leads a plan to redistribute education budget allocations according to a city's socioeconomic ranking.
Insurer warns on Chinese debt to Israeli exporters
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The Israeli Credit Insurance Company says a downturn in the Chinese economy could make it difficult to collect the $700 million debt.
SanDisk to hire 90 in Israel
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The flash memory developer is offering a NIS 20,000 bonus for employees who recommend a candidate who is hired.
In the Israeli media, a soldier trying to arrest a minor is the victim
+972 Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - After viral video emerged of a soldier attempting to arrest a Palestinian boy, the Israeli press presents the official army version rather than the accounts of the villagers who saw it all happen. By Leehee Rothschild At the weekly demonstration at the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh...
U.S. is even more implicated in Israeli settlement project than we thought
Mondoweiss 30 Aug 2015 - The Israeli colonies are an American problem in a whole new way. Nearly one out of six settlers in the West Bank is an American. Haaretz broke the story . Oxford scholar Sara Yael Hirschhorn says Americans are starkly overrepresented among West Bank settlers: Roughly 60,000 American...
Israeli minister says soldiers should have fired on unarmed women protesters in occupied West Bank
Mondoweiss 30 Aug 2015 - That video of Palestinian women protesters pulling down an Israeli soldier in Nabi Saleh on Friday when he was beating a boy has shocked the world. Well, it has shocked an Israeli leader too. Israel’s culture minister Miri Regev says that the unarmed protesters should have...
NY’s Center for Jewish History to host Ayelet ‘Little Snakes’ Shaked in conversation with Bret ‘Hiroshima’ Stephens
Mondoweiss 30 Aug 2015 - This is disturbing. The Center for Jewish History is a prestigious institution in New York. It’s got gravitas. And it’s hosting the rightwing Justice Minister of Israel a month from today, in conversation with the rightwing columnist Bret Stephens. That’s right, Ayelet Shaked and Bret Stephens...
Golan Telecom offers 2nd line for NIS 10 monthly
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The second line for NIS 10 a month is valid for both new and current customers having either the NIS 59 or the NIS 99 package.
Elbit Systems wins $115m Israel Police helicopter deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 30 Aug 2015 - The contract will be performed over 20 years, and will include acquiring six new helicopters.
Why no one is talking about the two Israelis missing in Gaza
+972 Magazine 30 Aug 2015 - Eleven months after the disappearance of two Israeli citizens into Gaza, it seems as if the public has simply forgotten all about them. By Anat Yurovsky Avraham ‘Avera’ Mengistu (Facebook) In early July, the Israeli press reported that two Israeli citizens, Avera Mengistu  and a Bedouin...
Beit Wazan Football Field: Turning the White to Green
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2015 - Two years ago, this landscape was worth nothing,” says Samer Abu Shoumar, a member of the Beit Wazan Village Council as he points at the beautifully spread green space before his eyes. “This 300-square-meter space was only active for maybe a week every year.” Samer is...
Nakash bros buy Fishman's Jerusalem Economy stake
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - Bank Leumi, which has a lien on the shares in the real estate company, had been negotiating with Beny Steinmetz.
Identity Crisis at the Pan-Armenian Games
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2015 - The Armenian delegation from Jerusalem during the opening ceremony of the Pan-Armenian Games 2015. After witnessing the Pan African Games, Ashot Melik-Shahnazaryan had the idea of Pan Armenian Games in order to unite Armenians from all over the world in the name of sports. Conceived long...
Taybeh Golden Hotel Opens Its Doors for Oktoberfest
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2015 - By: Maria C. Khoury All of a sudden it seems like I have a house with eighty rooms. This is exactly what working at the new Taybeh Golden Hotel feels like to me since we are still at the setting up stages and taking reservations, especially...
The Palestine Riders – Biking through the Holy Land
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2015 - Bike riding in northern Palestine. Ramallah is surrounded by hills. The landscape around it is crowded with terraced olive groves, boulder-strewn ridges, and winding roads where yellow buses swerve toward their destinations. At its edge, white buildings file off in lines towards the green of the...
Musical Kickboxing in Palestine
This Week In Palestine 30 Aug 2015 - How can kickboxing be musical? That was the first question that popped into my head when I first heard about it. Yes, musical kickboxing – where you punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories per hour, while giving every part of...
‘What’s the number of your room, child?’
+972 Magazine 29 Aug 2015 - Attacking and imprisoning Palestinian children has shaped Palestinian generations for decades. The more rights-deprived the childhood, the more hungry for freedom adulthood will be. By Sawsan Khalife’ In this video, an Israeli soldier is seen chasing a Palestinian child with a broken arm during the weekly demonstration...
WATCH: Palestinian women and children prevent arrest of minor in Nabi Saleh
+972 Magazine 29 Aug 2015 - An  Israeli soldier attempts to detain a 12-year-old Palestinian boy during a demonstration in the West Bank village. His mother and sister make sure that doesn’t happen. See update below. The weekly demonstration in the West Bank village of  Nabi Saleh  took a particularly violent turn...
Daniel Barenboim: Hated in Israel, Unwelcome in Iran
Tikun Olam 29 Aug 2015 - Daniel Barenboim is far more than a brilliant orchestral conductor.  He is a human being, a mensch.  Though born and raised in Israel, he has always risen above the insular world-view of many... Read more
  Misc2
 
'The Wanted 18': Palestinian animation film nominated for Oscar award
Middle East Eye 30 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined A documentary about 18 cows wanted by the Israeli army during the first intifada has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Award
Thousands rally in Beirut as trash piles up
Middle East Eye 29 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined Lebanon's inability to clean up its trash symbolises the state's perceived failings in providing basic public services
Hamas releases new details of Israel's 'Black Friday' massacre
Middle East Eye 29 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined A new documentary sheds light on Israel's aggressive response in Rafah last year
This is how 3 Palestinian women stopped an Israeli soldier from arresting a boy
Middle East Eye 29 Aug 2015 - Language Undefined A video shows an Israeli soldier trying to detain a 12-year-old Palestinian accused of throwing stones at a protest
Iran and UK: Another false start?
Middle East Eye 28 Aug 2015 - As Iran and the United Kingdom re-open their embassies amid much caution and ambivalence, there is tentative cause for optimism
Barak’s tales of Israel's near war with Iran conceal the real story
Middle East Eye 28 Aug 2015 - A good cop/bad cop routine by the US and Israel was in fact a strategy to get crippling sanctions against Iran approved by the UN Security Council
Tel Aviv Train Is Coming Despite Fears of Rats and 'Carmaggedon'
The Forward New 30 Aug 2015 - The idea of a train system for Tel Aviv predates the State of Israel. Now that the city has finally broken ground on the project, residents are consumed by worries about rats and gridlock.
Barack Obama Reaches Out to Jewish 'Family' on Iran and Israel
The Forward New 28 Aug 2015 - President Obama reached out to Jews as ‘family’ as he made a dramatic new appeal for support of the nuclear deal with Iran †and vowed to repair the damaged relationship with Israel.
Mahmoud Abbas Builds $13M Presidential Palace
The Forward New 28 Aug 2015 - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly having a $13-million luxurious presidential palace built near Ramallah despite his government facing a $2-billion deficit.
Nir Barkat: Richer cities must pay more for education
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The Jerusalem Mayor leads a plan to redistribute education budget allocations according to a city's socioeconomic ranking.
Insurer warns on Chinese debt to Israeli exporters
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The Israeli Credit Insurance Company says a downturn in the Chinese economy could make it difficult to collect the $700 million debt.
SanDisk to hire 90 in Israel
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The flash memory developer is offering a NIS 20,000 bonus for employees who recommend a candidate who is hired.
Golan Telecom offers 2nd line for NIS 10 monthly
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - The second line for NIS 10 a month is valid for both new and current customers having either the NIS 59 or the NIS 99 package.
Nakash bros buy Fishman's Jerusalem Economy stake
Globes Main News 30 Aug 2015 - Bank Leumi, which has a lien on the shares in the real estate company, had been negotiating with Beny Steinmetz.
Elbit Systems wins $115m Israel Police helicopter deal
Globes Aerospace & Defense 30 Aug 2015 - The contract will be performed over 20 years, and will include acquiring six new helicopters.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 31 Aug 2015 - 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 31 Aug 2015 - 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 31 Aug 2015 - 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 31 Aug 2015 - 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 31 Aug 2015 - 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 31 Aug 2015 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
  Ma'an News
 
Israel restricts access to Aqsa to establish 'daily Jewish prayer'
8/30/2015 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Endowment said Sunday that Israel is imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian entry to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in a bid to initiate a daily schedule for Jewish prayer at the holy site. The...
Israeli army: Settler lightly injured in shooting near Nablus
8/30/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler was lightly injured in a shooting Sunday while driving west of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said. An Israeli army spokesperson said that the Israeli man was shot at from a...
Settlers set up checkpoint, inspect Palestinian vehicles near Salfit
8/30/2015 - SALFIT (Ma'an) - Dozens of Israeli settlers on Saturday night blocked a main road in the Salfit-district village of Yasuf in the northern central West Bank and set up a checkpoint where they inspected Palestinian vehicles for several hours, local Palestinian...
Israeli forces evacuate Palestinian families for military drill
8/30/2015 - TUBAS (Ma'an) - Israeli troops on Sunday morning evacuated 14 Palestinian families from their houses in the al-Ras al-Ahmar area of Khirbet Atuf village east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley area of the West Bank, local sources said. Local...
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces at protest after Sunday mass
8/30/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli forces following mass on Sunday when demonstrators, including priests, marched to protest renewed work on Israel's controversial separation wall in the Christian majority town of Beit Jala in the occupied West...
Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah discuss flashpoint Al-Asqa Mosque
8/30/2015 - AMMAN (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas met on Sunday with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman to discuss recent tensions at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque as well as regional issues. Abbas briefed Abdullah on his latest meetings with international and...
Turkish delegation to visit Israel for the first time since 2010
8/30/2015 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Turkish political delegation will visit Israel on Monday for the first time since a deadly attack was carried out by Israeli forces on a Turkish aid vessel bound for the Gaza Strip in 2010. Israeli news website...
Egypt summons British envoy over criticism of Jazeera trial
8/30/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Egypt's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the British ambassador over his criticism of prison sentences handed to three journalists from Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera."What counts is the Egyptian people's confidence in the transparency and independence of...
Eni: 'Largest ever' Med gas field found off Egypt
8/30/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Italian energy giant Eni on Sunday announced the discovery of the "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean inside Egypt's territorial waters. The discovery, confirmed by Egypt's oil ministry, could hold a potential 30...
Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17
8/30/2015 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Egypt's much delayed legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power from his Islamist predecessor and cracked down on the opposition, will be contested between October and December. Electoral commission chief Ayman Abbas said on...
  The Guardian
 
Israeli veterans recall horrors of country’s victory in six-day war
29 Aug 2015 - New documentary Censored Voices records ex-soldiers telling of their regrets over brutal 1967 conflict Israeli soldiers had already searched the Palestinian families trudging away...
The 20 photographs of the week
29 Aug 2015 - The global migrant crisis, the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the rebuilding of Gaza – the best photography in news, culture and sport from...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Kibbutzim sue nature authority for letting pelicans eat their fish
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Bennett launches plan to boost math study numbers
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
How many new schools does East Jerusalem have? Depends who’s counting
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Millions spent for religious 
activities in state schools
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Retraining and retaining: Courses for new math teachers add up to success
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Ashkelon parents threaten to keep kids 
out of school over new principal’s politics
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Otherwise Occupied: The Shin Bet provides coffee as well as torture
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Israeli mayor calls to dismiss teacher who attended Palestinian protest
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Zionist Union legislator blasts own party for failing to challenge Netanyahu
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Knesset candidates might be vetted for ethics before elections
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
IDF closing special programs aimed only at Ethiopian-Israeli soldiers
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
How to answer the silent call for help of Israeli prostitutes
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
FBI gave Israel Police intel on Gal Hirsch in 2013, but no probe launched
Ha'aretz - 30 Aug 2015
Israel to remove Jordan Valley settlers farming private Palestinian land
Ha'aretz - 29 Aug 2015
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Israeli troops storm al-Aqsa Mosque plazas
30 Aug 2015 - A group of Israeli troops at noon on Sunday broke into the plazas of the Aqsa Mosque.
Haneyya meets Turkish Consul General in Jerusalem Mustafa Sarnic
30 Aug 2015 - Ismail Haneyya met at noon Sunday the Consul General of Turkey in Jerusalem Mustafa Sarnic who arrived in Gaza along with a financial delegation via Erez crossing.
Israeli navy attacks fishermen in Gaza waters
30 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation navy at dawn Sunday opened machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the northwestern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, with no reported causalities.
Israeli soldier wounded in vehicular attack in al-Khalil
30 Aug 2015 - An Israeli soldier was slightly injured on Saturday night in a car-ramming attack by a Palestinian young man in al-Khalil city.
4 Palestinians are still missing in Egypt
30 Aug 2015 - On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, which marks August 30, the four Palestinian young men have been kidnapped for 11 days reportedly by the Egyptian authorities.
French company pulls out last holdings in Occupied Jerusalem
30 Aug 2015 - French multinational company Veolia on Friday updated the Israeli occupation on its decision to withdraw its last holdings in Occupied Jerusalem.
IOA closes main road in east Jerusalem
30 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Saturday completely closed a main road in east Jerusalem at the pretext of preventing further security disturbance following a recent Molotov cocktail attack.
Israeli settlers vandalize plazas of Muslims’ al-Aqsa Mosque
30 Aug 2015 - A horde of Israeli fanatics, escorted by police officers, stormed on Sunday morning the plazas of Muslims’ holy al-Aqsa Mosque via the Maghareba Gate.
Palestinian youth attacked, injured by Israeli vandals in Shu’fat
30 Aug 2015 - 22-year-old Abdul Kareem Abu Khdheir afternoon Saturday sustained wounds and bruises after he was attacked by a horde of Israeli settlers in Occupied Jerusalem.
UK petition to arrest Netanyahu for Gaza war crimes reaches 90,000 signatures
30 Aug 2015 - A UK petition to arrest the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes against Palestinian civilians has reached 90,000 signatures.
IOF quells protest against Judaization of Beit al-Baraka in al-Khalil
30 Aug 2015 - The Israeli occupation forces violently attacked a peaceful march organized in al-Khalil city in protest at the appropriation of Beit al-Baraka building by Jewish settlers.
Allan at Barzilai hospital pending Israel’s approval of transfer appeal
30 Aug 2015 - Father of the sick Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan said Saturday his son should remain at the Barzilai hospital pending Israel’s consent to transfer him to a Palestinian hospital.
Teenager injured in IOF attack on Kafr Qaddum protest
30 Aug 2015 - A Palestinian boy on Saturday suffered a serious bullet injury in the leg when Israeli troops attacked a peaceful march in support of the Aqsa Mosque in Kafr Qaddum town near Qalqiliya.
OCHA: IOF demolished 417 structures in West Bank, Jerusalem
29 Aug 2015 - OCHA documented Israeli violations in Occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank since the beginning of 2015.
Qaraqe: 1,800 sick prisoners in Israeli jails
29 Aug 2015 - Issa Qaraqe, Head of Detainees Committee, revealed that sick prisoners in Israeli jails have mounted to 1,800.
Jewish settlers storm al-Karmel town in al-Khalil
29 Aug 2015 - Groups of Jewish settlers stormed on Saturday al-Karmel town in al-Khalil in the southern West Bank.
Turkish Consul General in Jerusalem to visit Gaza
29 Aug 2015 - The Consul General of Turkey in Jerusalem Mustafa Sarnic along with a financial delegation is to visit the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday via Erez crossing.
Hamas: Continuation of reduction in UNRWA’s services unjustified
29 Aug 2015 - Hamas said UNRWA Commissioner-General’s confirmations that the financial crisis has come to an end makes the continuation of reduction in UNRWA’s services unjustified.
Israeli Navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen
29 Aug 2015 - Israeli naval boats opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats while sailing within the Israeli-imposed six-nautical-miles fishing zone offshore Gaza City.
Clashes reported in southern Jenin
29 Aug 2015 - Clashes broke out at dawn Saturday in Yabad town, south of Jenin, as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) violently stormed the town and stationed at its main entrance.
  IRIN
 
'We can't have another year like this'
JERUSALEM 21 August 2015 (IRIN) - Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the UN's agency for Palestinians, has just faced the largest financial crisis in the organisation's history. Has he got a plan to stop another?
  New York Times
 
At Least 13 Reported Dead in Yemen Strikes
30 Aug 2015 - The Saudi-led military coalition killed workers at a water plant on Sunday, the plant’s owner said, while a coalition spokesman said Houthi rebels had made explosive devices at the site.
ISIS Damages Temple of Baal in Palmyra
30 Aug 2015 - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that fighters had destroyed part of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple.
Vast Reserves of Natural Gas Found Off the Coast of Egypt
30 Aug 2015 - The Italian energy company Eni called the “supergiant” gas field the “largest ever” found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Egypt Defends Ruling Against Two Journalists
30 Aug 2015 - John Casson, who was in the courtroom when two journalists were sentenced to prison, said the move would damage confidence in the rule of law in Egypt.
Jason Rezaian’s Status Unclear After Iran Sentences 2
30 Aug 2015 - The judiciary did not release the names of the two people convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.
Turkey Launches Its First Airstrikes of ISIS Campaign
29 Aug 2015 - Turkish fighter jets carried out operations against Islamic State targets in Syria late Friday, as part of the United States-led coalition to fight the group, the Foreign Ministry said.
Lebanese Protesters Aim for Rare Unity Against Gridlocked Government
29 Aug 2015 - Led by “You Stink” organizers, demonstrators gathered in Beirut on Saturday, largely avoiding the kind of violent clashes with the police that marred earlier protests.
Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in Egypt
29 Aug 2015 - The case has become a source of international embarrassment for the government, highlighting its sweeping crackdown on opponents as well as freedom of expression after the military takeover in 2013.
Obama Tries to Soothe Divided Jewish Community on Iran Deal
28 Aug 2015 - Speaking to Jewish umbrella organizations, President Obama defended his nuclear accord with Iran and called for a more civil debate.
Iran and Israel United in Opposition to Daniel Barenboim Concert
28 Aug 2015 - Iran, citing the conductor’s Israeli citizenship, will block a performance of the Berlin Staatskapelle, a concert that an Israeli official denounced.
José Serrano, New York Democrat in Congress, Adds His Support to Iran Nuclear Deal
28 Aug 2015 - Mr. Serrano’s decision may be a promising sign for supporters of the agreement, who have sought to sway a few remaining holdouts from New York.
Iran Deal Opens a Vitriolic Divide Among American Jews
28 Aug 2015 - Jewish lawmakers who support the nuclear deal with Iran have been likened to Nazi collaborators, and those who oppose it have been called traitors.
The Saturday Profile: U.S. Citizen, Once Held in Egypt’s Crackdown, Becomes Voice for Inmates
29 Aug 2015 - Mohamed Soltan, who had been arrested at an Islamist protest, has argued to American officials that Egypt’s mass incarcerations are radicalizing youth and damaging United States interests.
About 150 Migrants Feared Dead After Boats Sink Off Libya
28 Aug 2015 - If confirmed, the death toll would be among the highest this summer for those trying to reach Europe from North Africa.
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A new era? Iranians erase 'Death to America' graffiti from wall of former US embassy in Tehran
31 Aug 2015 - The US embassy was sacked in the early days of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Study: 1 in 5 Israeli children has been sexually abused
31 Aug 2015 -
In New York, Edelstein invites his Arab counterparts to meet him in Jerusalem
30 Aug 2015 - Knesset speaker points out that he and his colleagues don't have authority to define borders and make peace.
Tackle football: Israel overcomes Spain in 1st competitive game
30 Aug 2015 - Israel squad is welcomed at the stadium by pro-Palestinian graffiti, but it maintained its composure and claimed a dramatic win.
Watchdog warns Netanyahu against appointing another minister to cabinet
30 Aug 2015 - Movement for Quality Government says PM should keep the cabinet at 21 ministers and combine rather than split ministries.
Abbas moving to boot political opponents and tighten grip on power, critics claim
30 Aug 2015 - Differences erupt among Palestinian factions ahead of PLO parliament meeting; Abed Rabbo: Session will just be about personal changes.
US national industrial union endorses anti-Israel BDS movement
30 Aug 2015 - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union says it was the first US national union to endorse BDS.
Civil debate
30 Aug 2015 - "Despite these arguments and the conciliatory tone of Obama’s remarks toward Israel, we are still left with more questions and doubts than answers and certainty."
The Iran deal
30 Aug 2015 - Readers respond to the latest 'Jerusalem Post' articles.
Italy's Eni makes mega gas discovery off Egyptian coast
30 Aug 2015 - Steinitz: discovery is a ‘painful reminder’ that Israel is lagging behind.
MKs to grill Herzog on reports of political tricks
30 Aug 2015 - Herzog is said to seek a delay in Labor elections so as to avoid competition with former IDF cheif Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as other figures.
Terra Incognita: Nabi Saleh and Israel’s professional army problem
30 Aug 2015 - "The photos could have been published 30 years ago in 1985, or 30 years from now in 2045, when Israel will still likely be doing the same thing it is today."
Right From Wrong: Music to Barenboim’s ears
30 Aug 2015 - "Barenboim is not the only one desiring entry into Iran right now."
An abundance at Acre
30 Aug 2015 - The Acre Festival of Alternative Israeli Theater abounds with plays, productions and a plethora of special performances.
Rabbits, snails and lobster - oh my! Haredim outraged over Netanyahu's 'unkosher' dinner
30 Aug 2015 - One Haredi figure said, "We expected the prime minister of Israel, who represents the Jewish State, to behave with more statesmanship and not to eat publicly in such a restaurant"
Cemetery controversy ‘Much Ado about Nothing,’ say Lithuanian Jewish leaders
30 Aug 2015 - The Lithuanian organized Jewish community minimized the concerns of opponents of the plan, calling it the “best way to honor the memory of the dead."
Russian propagandist misuses Gaza war photo for Ukraine conflict
30 Aug 2015 - A columnist and blogger for pro-Kremlin paper used a picture of Israeli shielding a baby during Operation Protective Edge, claiming it was a Ukrainian civilian separatist.
Iran prepares fateful verdict on Jason Rezaian
30 Aug 2015 - Rezaian, Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post, was detained on July 22, 2014 and imprisoned for nine months without charges.
Father of Palestinian boy at heart of clash with IDF: Our children are doing their duty
30 Aug 2015 - Bassem Tamimi denies claims that his boy was throwing stones at soldiers but defends children's participation in West Bank protests, saying "we have the right to resist."
Report: Hezbollah enlisting West Bank youth to carry out terror attacks against Israel
30 Aug 2015 - Saudi daily quotes Palestinian security source as saying PA concerned by Hezbollah attempts to make inroads with Palestinian youth.
Iranian court hands 10 year sentence to pair accused of spying for Israel, US
30 Aug 2015 - The most recent verdict came as the world awaits news regarding the fate of Jason Rezaian, a reporter for the Washington Post held in Iran for more over a year on espionage charges.
US Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal
30 Aug 2015 -
Leading national-religious rabbi: Rabbis who harass the Chief Rabbinate have 'din rodef'
30 Aug 2015 - “Din rodef” is a concept in Jewish law which allows for the killing of an individual who intends to kill or harm others.
Former Intel chief: US, Israel should reach parallel Iran agreement
30 Aug 2015 - Because Iran nuclear agreement is so problematic, suitable response to future dangers is required, argues Amos Yadlin.
Prominent Jewish neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82
30 Aug 2015 - Dr. Sacks was a prominent neurologist, professor and best selling author.
Jewish neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks dies at 82
30 Aug 2015 -
Israeli Arab leadership-Finance Ministry far apart on budget talks as strike, protests loom
30 Aug 2015 - Joint List MK Jabareen to ‘Post’: The government offered a 200 million shekel increase in this year’s budget, but the Arab leadership is asking for 600m.
Regev: Unfortunate Iran said no to Israel before Germany said no to Iran
30 Aug 2015 - Iran will not allow Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim to perform.
Senior Palestinian official calls for unification of Islamic Jihad, Hamas into PLO
30 Aug 2015 - The former Fatah official stated that he is not calling for a national reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. Instead, his solution "is to unify all Palestinian governmental groups into the PLO."
Life on Mars? American Jewish doctor hopes to find out
30 Aug 2015 - “When you’re in a space station that circles the Earth every 90 minutes, experiencing multiple sundowns daily, when, precisely, do you get your Jew on?”
Iran nixes Israeli conductor’s Tehran performance
30 Aug 2015 - The Iranian culture minster is canceling the Berlin Philharmonic concert because Barenboim is an Israeli.
'Iran won't recognize Zionist usurper regime,' senior Khamenei aide vows
30 Aug 2015 - Comment was made by Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Israel not opposed to Iranian civilian nuclear program, Netanyahu tells Italian PM
29 Aug 2015 - "We are opposed to a militarized nuclear program in Iran," Netanyahu said during a trip to Florence.
Weinstein to check new allegations against police chief nominee Hirsch
29 Aug 2015 - Georgia and Kazakhstan allegedly asked Israel to examine Hirsch’s connection to some dealings a firm of his had with companies in those countries that are under investigation.
Analysis: Unrestricted Europe-Iran trade will help empower regime’s oppression of citizens
29 Aug 2015 - Berlin’s economic affairs minister led a business delegation that visited Tehran last month.
Israel needs significant improvement before EuroBasket
29 Aug 2015 - Israel faces Russia in its European Championships opener in Montpellier, France on Saturday.
Soccer: Hapoel Beersheba hoping to burst Maccabi Tel Aviv's bubble
29 Aug 2015 - Premier League big boys face off in Jerusalem; Maccabi Haifa crashes to second straight defeat.
Missing piece found in liver puzzle
29 Aug 2015 - Israeli scientists report producing large quantities of functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetically engineered stem cells.
Limmud comes to Jerusalem
29 Aug 2015 - The Limmud International Jewish learning organization held one of its renowned conventions over two days on Thursday and Friday in Jerusalem.
New Israeli movies coming to a theater near you
29 Aug 2015 - Several high-profile Israeli directors have just finished new films, or will be embarking on important new projects in the coming year.
Hamas member killed after Gaza tunnel suffers malfunction
29 Aug 2015 - The Gaza based Islamist group did not specify the circumstances of the accident but vowed to continue building tunnels and carry out operations against Israel.
Edelstein warns Ban against Iran deal: I believe people who say they want to destroy me
29 Aug 2015 - Edelstein was in New York for the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament at the UN. Speaker Ali Larijani of Iran is also expected to attend the conference.
Report: Islamic Jihad made plans to attack Israel if hunger-striker died
29 Aug 2015 - The High Court of Justice ordered the release of Mohammad Allan from his administrative detention a little over a week ago due to his deteriorating medical condition.
Strange bedfellows: Saudi Arabia moves toward Hamas
29 Aug 2015 - For Saudi Arabia, it is an opportunity to become the regional leader of a moderate Sunni bloc also supported at least quietly by Israel, which also strongly opposes the Iran nuclear deal.
Rouhani vows to defend Iran 'with missiles or other methods', claims military power unscathed
29 Aug 2015 - Last week, Iran unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pinpoint accuracy within a range of 500 km.
WATCH: Palestinians struggle with IDF soldier, preventing boy's arrest
29 Aug 2015 - Boy suspected of stone-throwing in West Bank disturbance.
 

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