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ISM Report: Control and ID-check of Palestinians
23 Aug 2016 - 08/23/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As a Palestinian, you have to have your ID on you at all times, otherwise you may get detained or arrested. In Palestine, they have 3 different kinds of ID:...
Dozens of Israeli Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque
23 Aug 2016 - Settlers, accompanied by 12 Israeli military soldiers, stormed, on Tuesday morning, Al-Aqsa mosque via the Maghariba gate. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Jerusalem sources said that 46 settlers, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces, broke...
Arab League Condemns Recent Bombing of Gaza
23 Aug 2016 - The Arab League, on Tuesday, condemned the recent Israeli army’s shelling of several different locations in the Gaza Strip, and the damage incurred on Palestinian property. Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Ben Helli called...
Palestine Today 08 23 2016
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Palestine Says #ThanksCelticFans
23 Aug 2016 - Author: Poppy Liuba-Carmichael, Alternative Information Center (AIC) An explosion of solidarity On Wednesday, the 15th of August, fans of Scottish football team the Glasgow Celtic Football Club showed Palestine that the world has not forgotten about...
Israeli Municipality Cuts Jerusalem School Budget for Palestinians
23 Aug 2016 - Palestinian students in annexed East Jerusalem are receiving less than half of the funding of their Jewish counterparts, Haaretz has reported. The paper revealed, according to Al Ray, in a report published Tuesday, that, after sweeping the...
Israeli Soldiers Kidnap One Palestinian In Tulkarem
23 Aug 2016 - The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, a young man from his home in Qaffin village, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of...
Protesters In Ramallah Voice Support For Palestinian Hunger-strikers
23 Aug 2016 - As long-term hunger striker Bilal Kayed entered his 69th day without food, a group of supporters stood in front of the United Nations office in Ramallah demanding that the UN take action to address the issue....
Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians, Confiscate Machines, In Hebron
23 Aug 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Tuesday, the ath-Thaheriyya and Doura towns, and Wad al-Harya area, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into a number of homes and kidnapped two Palestinians, in addition to invading...
Israeli Army Confiscates Machines From Workshops In Bethlehem, Injures Many Palestinians
23 Aug 2016 - Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and Doha town, before breaking into a number of workshops, and confiscated lathing and blacksmith machines. Many Palestinians have been injured by...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses
Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Gaza: Four Palestinians injured in Israeli strikes
08/22/2016 - Israeli army carries out dozens of air and tank strikes in response to rocket launched into Israeli city of Sderot.
BDS campaign 'winning battle for hearts and minds'
08/22/2016 - The "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" campaign denies it has been defeated by Israel following claims by PM Netanyahu.
  Daily Star
 
How history left many Bedouins in Lebanon stateless
23 Aug 2016 Spread across the living room floor of a small house in Zahle’s Kfar Zabad, the Bedouin Saleh family lamented the circumstances that have left many of their people stateless.
Tripoli bombers identified: Machnouk
23 Aug 2016 All the suspects tied to the twin 2013 Tripoli mosque bombings have been identified, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk announced Tuesday, the third anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks in Lebanon in more than two decades.
U.N.’s Kaag asks Moqbel about Army’s needs
23 Aug 2016 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag asked Defense Minister Samir Moqbel to inform her of the Lebanese Army’s needs, for their discussion during upcoming U.N. meetings.
Bassil cries foul over military term extension
23 Aug 2016 The Free Patriotic Movement’s boycott of this week’s Cabinet session is a warning message to the government against forging ahead with plans to extend the mandate of Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil...
Army second to none: U.S. senior general
23 Aug 2016 U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel reaffirmed his nation’s continued support for Lebanon on a visit to the country Tuesday, where described the Lebanese Army as second to none after he observed a marine commando...
Mass protests in Nablus after Palestinian detainee dies
23 Aug 2016 Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee shortly after he was seized by Palestinian police.
Cairo to end fuel subsidies within three years
23 Aug 2016 Egypt plans to end fuel subsidies within three years and is aiming to increase fuel prices to 65 percent of their actual cost during the 2016/17 fiscal year, two government sources said Tuesday.
  YNet News
 
1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit southern Thailand
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Turkish special forces enter northern Syria
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Clinton leads Trump by 12 points in Reuters/Ipsos poll
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French Jewish families make aliyah—to Samaria
23 Aug 2016 - Yael and Yohan wanted to stop being afraid of anti-Semitism, Sarah and Stphane were looking for a place where their kids could play outside, while Elodie decided to leave her successful chain of pubs behind; 12 families left the comforts of Paris to settle in trailer homes in Brukhin. ....
Rivlin at Gaza border: 'Israel ready to face any threat, above or below ground'
23 Aug 2016 - President tours Hamas terror tunnel recently uncovered by the IDF, saying that while 'on both sides of the border there are civilians who want to live in quiet,' Israel 'will not tolerate any disturbance of the quiet, responding swiftly and firmly.' ....
9 months pregnant woman murdered, husband arrested
23 Aug 2016 - Amna Yasin, who was due to give birth in 20 days, was stabbed to death early Tuesday; her husband has been arrested in relation to the incident; 'This is a double homicide,' said the representative of an organization working to for the advancement of Arabs. 'There are criminals running loose and innocent people are paying the price.' ....
Nigeria: Air raid 'fatally wounds' Boko Haram leader
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Escaped South Sudan opposition leader reportedly in Khartoum for treatment
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Turkish Foreign Minister: Turkey and Israel to appoint ambassadors in coming days
23 Aug 2016 - After two days of mounted tensions between the two sides following Hamas attacks against Israel and Israeli reprisals, statement indicates that the recently signed reconciliation deal will not be affected despite hostile rhetoric ....
Violent protests in Nablus after Palestinian detainee killed in Palestinian police custody
23 Aug 2016 - Hundreds of Palestinians takes to the streets after Palestinian who had links with the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade died in police custody; Palestinian PM says looking into 'rare incident.' ....
$25,000 Rosh Hashana party for Israel's US ambassador
23 Aug 2016 - As Foreign Ministry beset by budget cuts, diplomats decry decision to approve a Rosh Hashana party this September in Washington on which $13,000 will be spent on catering alone; Foreign diplomat: 'This could be a modest event. Spending like this is a waste of money.' ....
Merkel urges Turkish-rooted residents to be loyal to Germany
23 Aug 2016 - Amid concerns domestic political arguments in Turkey could spill onto German streets, the chancellor says she expects long-time Turkish residents in Germany to 'develop a high degree of loyalty to our country.' ....
Let's stop deluding our athletes every four years and start over
23 Aug 2016 - Op-ed: Israel should focus on investing its resources in sports that are popular and attract an audience, as opposed to investing in sports just for the sake of it; we should also only send those who actually have a chance of reasonable success to the actual games, instead of inflating our Olympic ranks with athletes who have no real shot of winning. ....
Defense minister: Israel won't let Hamas rearm
23 Aug 2016 - On a trip to the north, Avigdor Lieberman spoke on the IDF's role as a melting pot, rejecting multiculturalism and defending his order to ban soldiers assisting illegal resident children. ....
Paris tourism lost €750 million after attacks
23 Aug 2016 - The world's most-visited city has been suffering since ISIS killed 130 persons in an attack last year, and recent developments continue to scare aware holidaymakers. ....
IDF raids West Bank weapons facilities
23 Aug 2016 - In its largest raid of the year, five different battalions confiscated 22 lathes and 54 weapons from West Bank factories; two Palestinians who allegedly ran the factories were arrested; operation was accompanied by violent disturbances, but nobody was injured. ....
Nazi-looted 'Adam' and 'Eve' paintings to stay in California
23 Aug 2016 - A US court has ruled that the two Renaissance paintings shall remain in Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum, rejecting the attempts of a Dutch woman who claimed that the paintings were stolen from her father-in-law by the Nazis. ....
Carrots and sticks for Gaza
23 Aug 2016 - Op-ed: Israel's deterrence against Hamas has remained strong, but deterrence alone is not enough: Offering Gaza's rulers some positive incentives could serve the interests of both sides. ....
Hamas accuses Egypt of abducting 4 Palestinians a year ago
23 Aug 2016 - Photo published on Al Jazeera purports to show 2 of the kidnapped Gazans at a security facility in Cairo; Egypt denies having captured them, saying Israel or ISIS could be behind the kidnapping. ....
Ministry of Religious Services supports rabbis who support Levinstein
23 Aug 2016 - The ministry's director general wrote that rabbis are permitted to speak their mind; Be Free Israel said to Ynet that the rabbis who receive a salary from the state must be held to the same standards as other civil servants. ....
Growing trend of children suicide bombers
23 Aug 2016 - In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike; the growing trend of Islamic terrorists to exploit children to serve their murderous purposes. ....
IDF takes advantage of strike opportunity to target strategic Hamas assets
23 Aug 2016 - The rocket fired from Gaza on Monday gave Israel reason to strike Hamas operational assets, as part of its most significant strike in the Strip since Operation Protective Edge. ....
Women of war: Meet the IDF's special operations officers
22 Aug 2016 - When IDF Special Forces go on covert operations, they receive crucial information from the special operations officers at the situation room. The Judea and Samaria Division's five special operations officers talk about their challenging jobs and sleepless nights. ....
The unbearable lightness of negligence on Israel's road
22 Aug 2016 - Dear everyone voted into office: it's your job to look out for us when we're out on the road, so please, do what is needed to protect us all. ....
  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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....
The Tunisian star who filled Palestinians with hope — for one night
Occupation Magazine 23 Aug 2016 - Samah Salaime - +972 - "My heart was beating fast and I couldn’t stop smiling. A huge Palestinian flag flew underneath a beautiful full moon." - id
Cairo Institute condemns crackdown on Palestinian activists
Occupation Magazine 23 Aug 2016 - The Arab Daily News - "Under international law, such measures amount to a collective punishment, a serious breach of customary law." - id
UN deeply concerned at deteriorating health of striking prisoner Bilal Kayed
Occupation Magazine 23 Aug 2016 - PNN - Palestine News Network - "After 70 days of hunger strike, Kayed is reported to be in a critical condition and doctors have informed him that he may suffer irreversible damage to his health." - id
Israeli MKs, NGO Monitor Invent False Anti-Semitic Claims Against BDS
Occupation Magazine 23 Aug 2016 - Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "The Knesset foreign affairs committee began the fraud by titling the hearing, “Singling Out Jewish Students by BDS on U.S. Campuses.”" - id
Gaza's last tiger to leave for new home in South Africa
BBC 23 Aug 2016 - Gaza's last tiger Laziz is leaving for a new home and life in a South African sanctuary.
A look at Breitbart’s ‘Alt-Right Lite’ plan for Israel/Palestine
Mondoweiss 23 Aug 2016 - Behold the ascension of Stephen Bannon from a “blue-collar, Irish Catholic, pro-Kennedy, pro-union family of Democrats,” as he told Bloomberg , to the role of top advisor to Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. It’s a common enough story for a Reagan Democrat, but Bannon is uncommonly wealthy,...
Azrieli launches shopping mall app in Israel
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - The app will know when customers enter an Azrieli mall, and offer them personally tailored bargains for stores in the mall.
Osem-Nestle exploits Unilever's cornflakes woes
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - Nestle is bringing its GoFree brand to Israel, as Unilever Israel struggles to overcome the recent salmonella scandal.
Israel's port workers declare work dispute
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - The Histadrut says that the ports management is not honoring the public sector collective work agreements.
For Israel’s military gov’t, PR trumps freedom of information
+972 Magazine 23 Aug 2016 - When Israel’s military government needs to provide Palestinians with crucial information about the rules that affect their lives, money and Arabic-speaking staff are apparently in short supply. When it comes to PR, resources are seemingly on tap. Palestinians show their ID cards at an Israeli military...
Scottish football fans raise over 100,000 pounds for Palestine following flag controversy
Mondoweiss 23 Aug 2016 - The defiant display of Palestinian flags in Glasgow last week by Scottish fans of the Celtic soccer team roused over £100,000 (just over $130,000) in donations online, all marked for helping Palestinians. The news comes as Celtic gear up to play in Israel on Tuesday night against Hapoel Be’er...
Power struggle developing at Perion
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - After a slump in the Israeli technology company's share price, shareholder Ronen Shilo wants to replace Perion's management.
Palestinian suspect in police killings 'beaten to death'
BBC 23 Aug 2016 - The Palestinian Authority launches an investigation after a suspect linked to the killing of two policemen is apparently beaten to death in jail.
A French, a Palestinian, and a black woman all wade into a pool
Mondoweiss 23 Aug 2016 - Simone Manuel’s gold medal win in the Rio Olympics is no minor feat, and not just in the athletic sense. As Manuel herself acknowledges , her achievement is a slap in the face to the racism which permeates US society, at one point blatantly barring, and to...
Shekel stronger as BoI waits in wings
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - Market sources expect the Bank of Israel to purchase foreign currency to stop the shekel gaining against the dollar.
Why did Russian use of Iranian airbase stir up controversy?
Al-Monitor 23 Aug 2016 - Despite controversy, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says Russian planes in Iran left according to a previously designated agreement.
Sunni fear grows as PMU participation in Mosul battle confirmed
Al-Monitor 23 Aug 2016 - Iraqi government approved officially the participation of the Popular Mobilization Units in the Mosul battle, which is supported by the United States and Iran; however, Sunni parties are afraid of this decision.
Forget the Riviera: Women find summer fun at Gaza beach homes
Al-Monitor 23 Aug 2016 - Women in Gaza have been renting private vacation properties this summer where they can lounge, laugh and swim more freely.
Has US taken on role of Israeli domestic opposition?
Al-Monitor 22 Aug 2016 - While opposition leaders Isaac Herzog and Yair Lapid keep silent over growing Israeli construction in West Bank settlements, the United States has been issuing rapid-fire condemnations of the government's actions.
Today in Palestine for August 21, 2016
Occupation Magazine 22 Aug 2016 - Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn
Senior Iran cleric faces down culture minister over concerts
Al-Monitor 22 Aug 2016 - In Iran, a conservative cleric is continuing to block musical concerts in defiance of the Culture Ministry, leading others to do the same, undercutting the authority of President Hassan Rouhani.
The night that rekindled my faith in two states
+972 Magazine 22 Aug 2016 - They said the two-state solution is no longer relevant, that we cannot evacuate settlements, that there is ‘no partner for peace.’ Then I heard Iyad speak to a group of Israelis in a Tel Aviv bar. By Yael Burstein Iyad Othmani speaks to a crowd of Israelis...
I can’t stop looking at these great Gawker posts about the Middle East
Mondoweiss 22 Aug 2016 - Gawker, the legendary blog that is shutting down today after nearly 14 years, was better known for covering New York’s power elite than for posts about Israel and Palestine. But the site, now stupidly destroyed by the undercover machinations of Peter Thiel–the sociopathic tech billionnaire who...
How an IDF general whitewashed the killing of three innocent Palestinians
+972 Magazine 22 Aug 2016 - Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan was trying to support a soldier charged with killing an unarmed Palestinian. Instead, he ended up confessing to a crime that could have severe repercussions at The Hague. By Yael Marom and John Brown* Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan on a tour of the West...
  Misc2
 
Gaza artists not allowed to leave Strip: 'We just want to sing for love'
Middle East Eye 23 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Israeli authorities didn't permit Palestine Sings choir and Dawaween band to pass through Erez crossing despite having official invitations
Iran rounds up 450 social media users for 'immoral activities'
Middle East Eye 23 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Hundreds 'arrested or summoned' by cyber arm of Revolutionary Guards for 'insulting religion' and 'illegal activities in fashion'
Palestinian prisoner ‘beaten to death’ in police custody
Middle East Eye 23 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Leader of Fatah military wing, suspected of being behind the killing of two police officers, killed while in Palestinian Authority custody
Kurds claim control of Hasakah in setback for Assad's forces
Middle East Eye 23 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined Ceasefire announced in northeastern city following warnings by US it would defend anti-Islamic State forces in city against Syrian air strikes
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked on unauthorised West Bank visit
Middle East Eye 23 Aug 2016 - Language Undefined A group of 60 Hassidic Jews were attacked as they made an unauthorised visit to a Jewish shrine near the Palestinian city of Nablus
Football and flags: Why Celtic fans back the Palestinian cause
Middle East Eye 22 Aug 2016 - Scottish club's followers have always shown solidarity towards the dispossessed and oppressed
WATCH: Hasidic Day Campers Hurl Eggs in Mock Protest of ‘Heretical’ Israel
The Forward New 23 Aug 2016 - At day camps for young Satmar Hasidim, children hold mock protests †against the State of Israel. In video clips, captured this summer on cellphones and published by the religious website Yeshiva World News, campers are seen chanting “Israeli government, shame on you! 
Israeli Police Warn Scottish Soccer Fans Not To Wave Palestinian Flags
The Forward New 23 Aug 2016 - Israeli police are warning Scottish soccer fans against waving Palestinian flags during tonight’s match between Celtic and the Israeli team Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Churches Split Over Black Lives Matter’s Criticism of Israel
The Forward New 22 Aug 2016 - On Sunday, a council of hundreds of black churches rejected a new policy platform associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, specifically because the activist manifesto criticizes Israel. But a younger stream of African American clergy preach a more radical message †rejecting what might have...
Donald Trump Has a Plan To Keep Out Anti-Semites. Does It Make Any Sense?
The Forward New 22 Aug 2016 - Jewish groups worry that ideological tests could indulge stereotyping.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Slams BDS in Speech at Long Island Synagogue
The Forward New 23 Aug 2016 - Anti-Semitism is “alive and well,  declared Bill de Blasio to the congregants of Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach.
EXCLUSIVE: Does Aid to Palestinians Subsidize the Families of Terrorists?
The Forward New 23 Aug 2016 - For decades, the Palestinian authorities have sent payments to prisoners and the families of those killed in the conflict with Israel. The U.S. and Israel say those funds subsidize terror. Palestinians see it differently. The Forward unpacks this complicated history.
Gambia: Another Child Returns From Israeli Treatment Courtesy of First Lady
allAfrica.com 22 Aug 2016 - [Daily Observer] Mohamed Sillimeh, a two-year-boy sponsored by the First Lady Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh through her Operation Save the Children Foundation (OSCF) has returned home after undergoing successful treatment for congenital heart disease at the Save A Child Hospital (SACH) in Israel.
Azrieli launches shopping mall app in Israel
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - The app will know when customers enter an Azrieli mall, and offer them personally tailored bargains for stores in the mall.
Osem-Nestle exploits Unilever's cornflakes woes
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - Nestle is bringing its GoFree brand to Israel, as Unilever Israel struggles to overcome the recent salmonella scandal.
Shekel stronger as BoI waits in wings
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - Market sources expect the Bank of Israel to purchase foreign currency to stop the shekel gaining against the dollar.
"Expect Israeli IPOs in New York soon"
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - William Blair managing director Steve Maletzky visited Israel to meet local companies with Wall Street aspirations, and talked to "Globes".
Power struggle developing at Perion
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - After a slump in the Israeli technology company's share price, shareholder Ronen Shilo wants to replace Perion's management.
Israel's port workers declare work dispute
Globes Main News 23 Aug 2016 - The Histadrut says that the ports management is not honoring the public sector collective work agreements.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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 24 Aug 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...
The politics behind the Olympic spirit
US Campaign to End the Occupation 22 Aug 2016 - Executive Director Yousef Munayyer on the Olympic spirit and why Arab athletes would protest Israeli athletes.
  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
 
OIC condemns Israeli shelling on blockaded Gaza
23 Aug 2016 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned on Monday the Israeli air strikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, dubbing such an escalation “a horrendous crime.”
Israeli army fires at farmers in blockaded Gaza
23 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation army on Monday evening opened heavy machinegun fire on Palestinian farmers in eastern Khan Younis city, to the south of the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Turkey slams Israel's attacks on civilians in Gaza
23 Aug 2016 - Turkey denounced Israel's "excessive" bombing of civilian areas in Gaza, stressing that its persistence in targeting and hurting innocent people are "inexcusable under any pretext."
IOF confiscates money of Palestinian woman at crossing
22 Aug 2016 - The IOF confiscated 1,192 Jordanian dinars from the wife of Khalil Assaf, head of the Palestinian independent personalities’ assembly in the West Bank.
Palestinians to hold convention in Santiago next January
22 Aug 2016 - Palestinian activists in South America intends to hold a three-day convention next January in the Chilean capital, Santiago, to pool their effort to support the Palestinian cause.
Merciful Hands distributes Turkish aid to wounded Gazans
22 Aug 2016 - The Merciful Hands Charity has distributed food parcels to dozens of citizens with injuries and their families in different areas of the Gaza Strip as part of Turkish humanitarian aid.
Huesseini to the PIC: Israel plans to demolish the Aqsa in three years
22 Aug 2016 - Palestinian governor of Jerusalem Adnan al-Husseini said that the arson attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 is still continuous today because of Israeli ceaseless crimes.
Palestinian activists close the UN headquarters in Ramallah
22 Aug 2016 - The family of the Palestinian hunger-striking captive Bilal Kayed announced closing the UN headquarters in Ramallah on Monday in protest at the failure to support their son.
IOF carries out large-scale arrest campaign in West Bank
22 Aug 2016 - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at dawn Monday carried out a large-scale arrest and storming campaign in different locations in the West Bank.
Al-Qassam: Israeli captives to get same treatment as ours in its jails
22 Aug 2016 - Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has said that the Israeli prisoners being held in the Gaza Strip will be treated the same way as the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Islamabad’s conference condemns Israeli aggression on Palestinians, the Aqsa
22 Aug 2016 - Unity of Umma and Honour of Harmain Shareefain conference in Islamabad condemned the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people and the Aqsa Mosque.
Israel to establish new settlement outpost in al-Khalil
22 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) are planning to establish a new settlement outpost in al-Khalil city for the first time in over a decade.
Rights groups rise up as Israel re-incarcerates freed detainees
22 Aug 2016 - The Israeli occupation authorities on Monday held the Palestinian ex-detainee Tawfiq Adeeb Nazal in administrative detention, without trial, right after the end of his sentence.
World Women Coalition demands liberating the Aqsa
22 Aug 2016 - World Women Coalition for supporting Jerusalem and Palestine called for directing the nation's efforts towards the Palestinian Question and the Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli court okays demolition of prisoner's house in al-Khalil
22 Aug 2016 - Israel's higher court on Sunday decided to allow the demolition of a house belonging to a Palestinian father accused of being involved in the killing of a Jewish rabbi in al-Khalil in early July.
Family voices concern over detained son as Israel slaps renewed prison term
22 Aug 2016 - The family of a Palestinian detainee expressed on Sunday deep concern over the fate of their son after the IOA renewed his administrative sentence, without trial.
Muslims recall fire on nation’s “beating heart”
22 Aug 2016 - As 47 years have elapsed, prominent Palestinian leaders and religious figures gathered in Jerusalem’s eastern town of al-Tour on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the arson attack on the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
OIC: Protecting the Islamic sites in J'lem important for regional peace
22 Aug 2016 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) emphasized that the safety of the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem are very important for the establishment of peace and security in the entire region.
Rally in Gaza to support cancer-stricken Sayeh in Israeli jail
22 Aug 2016 - Dozens of Palestinian journalists rallied on Sunday outside the headquarters of the International Red Cross in Gaza in support for the cancer-stricken journalist Bassam al-Sayeh.
On the 8th Anniversary of Sailing into Gaza
22 Aug 2016 - We were so late leaving Cyprus for Gaza. The 30+ passengers waiting in the hot, dusty confines of the University in Nicosia were fed up and beginning to wonder if two boats ever existed.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
Kurds Close to Control of Northeast Syria Province, Portending a Shift in the War
23 Aug 2016 - A cease-fire with the Syrian government puts Kurdish militias much closer to control of Hasaka Province, which would be the third lost by President Bashar al-Assad.
Notebook: Tuesdays with Reince, Episode 1: ‘I Take My Health One Day at a Time’
23 Aug 2016 - All the Priebus that’s fit to print.
Feature: Where the Death Penalty Still Lives
23 Aug 2016 - As capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death sentences. What this new geography tells us about justice in America.
1.2 Million Iraqis Could Be Uprooted in Mosul Battle, U.N. Says
23 Aug 2016 - The United Nations refugee agency is scrambling to build encampments for those who will be displaced in a fight to rout the Islamic State from Mosul.
Egyptians Take to the Streets Again, Now in Workout Gear
23 Aug 2016 - For a country where smoking is everywhere and obesity and diabetes are rampant, a new fitness revolution has been a stark departure.
Editorial: The Fake $400 Million Iran ‘Ransom’ Story
23 Aug 2016 - The money was a real debt and had to be paid at some point, but the United States exploited the timing so Iran didn’t delay freeing its hostages.
U.N. Relief Official Calls Crisis in Aleppo the ‘Apex of Horror’
22 Aug 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are in dire need of aid, with the situation especially acute in Aleppo, but the official said not a single relief convoy had been dispatched so far in August.
Iran Revokes Russia’s Use of Air Base, Saying Moscow ‘Betrayed Trust’
22 Aug 2016 - Tehran has stopped allowing Russian planes to fly into Syria from one of its bases, complaining that the Kremlin has been too public about the deal.
Iraq Executes Dozens for 2014 Massacre by ISIS
21 Aug 2016 - Thirty-six men were hanged in connection with the group’s killing of 1,700 Shiite military personnel, despite concerns over the country’s criminal justice system.
One Photo of a Syrian Child Caught the World’s Attention. These 7 Went Unnoticed.
21 Aug 2016 - Millions around the world now know of Omran Daqneesh, a 5-year-old Syrian boy injured in an airstrike. He isn’t alone.
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Committee bans Beitar Jerusalem owner Tabib
24 Aug 2016 - The decision came following Tabib’s conviction last June of assaulting a minor and of disruption of justice.
Sinai Says: Two medals pretty good, still room for improvement
24 Aug 2016 - The Israeli sports establishment needs to keep investing in athletics and swimming as those provide the foundation for so many other sports.
Netanyahu pushes for haredi compromises on controversial social issues
23 Aug 2016 - The premier reportedly said haredim must compromise on issues such as Shabbat in the public realm, the status of the progressive Jewish streams and prayer rights at the Western Wall.
Jewish spiritual leader, Holocaust survivor Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis dies at 80
23 Aug 2016 -
Poll: Only half of Israeli Jews feel responsible for fate of Diaspora
23 Aug 2016 - Diaspora Ministry poll explores Jewish Israeli sentiments toward Diaspora Jewry.
Rivlin: We don’t want war, but we’re ready
23 Aug 2016 - President tours Gaza border, receives briefing from Eisenkot.
British rock band The Stranglers return to perform in Israel
23 Aug 2016 - Formed in 1974, The Stranglers began as a sinister sounding, hard-edged pub rock group, but eventually branched out to explore other styles of music such as new wave, art rock and gothic rock.
Lewis Black keeps the rage fresh
23 Aug 2016 - The perpetually angry Jewish comedian spills about yelling, almost becoming a rabbi and whether Donald Trump is the end of the world.
Nigeria putting brakes on Israeli participation in West African summit
23 Aug 2016 - Dore Gold visits another Muslim African country with whom Israel has no formal ties.
Turkey confirms intention to exchange ambassadors with Israel
23 Aug 2016 -
After years of quiet progress, Israeli medical cannabis research is budding
23 Aug 2016 - "Instead of growing peppers in the Arava, people will grow cannabis."
PA official: Top suspect in killing of two PA officers arrested and beaten to death
23 Aug 2016 - The killing of Halawa has elicited a wide range of responses from Palestinian officials.
Israeli medalist auctioning autographed Olympic name patch for charity
23 Aug 2016 - As of Tuesday morning, the highest bid on judoka Yarden Gerbi's item was $13,000.
Israeli security forces arrest West Bank document forger
23 Aug 2016 -
Israeli teen stabbed in back outside Old City’s Damascus Gate
23 Aug 2016 - Police searching for suspect, say assault a criminal matter not terrorism.
Opposition MKs mock patriotism 'arms race' by right-wing lawmakers
23 Aug 2016 - Likud MKs propose bill prohibiting lawmakers from appearing at events without an Israeli flag present.
Israeli named 'Bird Brain of Britain'
23 Aug 2016 -
Top Israeli diplomat visits secret Muslim African state without formal ties
23 Aug 2016 - This is the second time Foreign Ministry head Dore Gold has visited such a state without diplomatic relations in the past month.
Family of Jerusalem hit-and-run victim demands justice
23 Aug 2016 -
Jewish community rallies to help Louisiana flood victims
23 Aug 2016 - “You never remember how traumatic it is finding pictures of children on the floor that are water-logged and having to bring them to the homeowner and ask them ‘do you want to keep this?”
IDF rescues 60 Breslov worshipers from Nablus
23 Aug 2016 - The Samaria Regional Council together with the IDF organizes an overnight event once a month in which thousands of worshipers can pray at the tomb.
The comeback of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
23 Aug 2016 - An Iran poll survey suggests that the former president now trails incumbent Hassan Rouhani by just eight percentage points in a head-to-head match-up, compared with 27 points in May 2015.
WATCH: IDF raids uncover illegal weapons in West Bank
23 Aug 2016 - This operation was the largest to take place in the last year in the West Bank, the IDF stated.
After IDF-Gaza exchange of fire, Liberman vows Israel will not let Hamas rearm
23 Aug 2016 - Liberman laments that the assistance provided to Gaza from Israel, EU and UN merely helps Hamas avoid investing in its own citizens.
Planning under way for new Jewish building in Hebron
23 Aug 2016 - The possibility of building a 28-unit apartment project at the site, was raised in May 2014 by the Ministry of Construction and Housing.
Turkey, Israel in war of words despite normalization
22 Aug 2016 - The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a harshly worded statement that condemned the “disproportionate attacks” in Gaza.
Maverick haredi rabbi aims to push moderation in Bayit Yehudi party
22 Aug 2016 - “It is common to go between parties in Israel, unlike the US, where Democrats and Republicans have clearer ideology.”
Gold travels to West Africa, meets Guinea’s president
22 Aug 2016 - Gold’s trip to West Africa comes just over a week after Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé visited Israel, and agreed on an Israeli-African summit.
Israel's first female ambassador to UNHRC starts 'challenging' post
22 Aug 2016 - Her portfolio includes one of the more contentious postings for an Israeli diplomat.
Saudi Arabia and Iran
22 Aug 2016 -
While Israeli and Turkish governments reconcile, Israeli tourists remain skeptical
22 Aug 2016 - Feldman’s company has sold around a 100 travel packages in the last the few days to Cyprus, Greece, Spain and elsewhere, however, zero of the packages were for Turkey.
Who was the most influential Jew in business and tech this past year? Vote Now!
22 Aug 2016 - Helps us choose who makes the cut for The Jerusalem Post's prestigious most influential Jews list.
'Turkey should think twice before criticizing military acts of others'
22 Aug 2016 - "Normalizing ties with Israel does not mean that we will keep silent in the face of attacks against the Palestinian people," says Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Israeli NGO to US: Get Turkey to extradite Hamas mastermind amid Gulen debate
22 Aug 2016 - If the US is engaging Turkey about extradition at the highest levels, at the very least Turkey should be extraditing Saleh al-Arouri, who murdered US citizens living in Israel, argues Shurat HaDin.
Egyptian FM sparks uproar by saying Israel not guilty of 'terrorism'
22 Aug 2016 - Sameh Shoukry says Israel's actions against Palestinians cannot be characterized as terror.
Palestinians find new reason to boycott Israel: Salmonella and Listeria
22 Aug 2016 - Past boycott attempts have been unsuccessful, because Israeli products are popular in the Palestinian market since they are thought to be of higher quality.
Palestinian NGOs accuse Israel of death threats at The Hague
22 Aug 2016 - Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Emmanuel Nashon said "We do not react to such preposterous allegations."
Hamas: Israeli 'prisoners' to be treated same as Palestinians in Israeli jails
22 Aug 2016 - Hamas is currently thought to be holding the bodies of 2 IDF soldiers killed in 2014, along with 3 civilians who apparently suffer from mental health issues and crossed into Gaza.
IDF 'not interested in an escalation' after targeting dozens of Gaza terror sites
22 Aug 2016 - The strikes were in response to a Gaza rocket that hit Sderot, Israel; Salafi group takes responsibility.
 

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