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Seventeen More Palestinians Killed In Gaza
Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that seventeen more Palestinians, including children, have been killed, and dozens injured in the resumed Israeli offensive on the Palestinians in the besieged coastal region. One died of his wounds. ...
Palestinian Legislator To Challenge Illegal Deportation Order
Member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Khalida Jarrar, stated she received a military order from the Israeli army ordering her to leave Ramallah to Jericho within 24 hours, and that the order states she won’t be allowed back home until further notice. ...
Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1506 names have been confirmed - the actual death toll stands at 2035. ...
Army Demolishes Bedouin Structures Near Ramallah
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, several Palestinian Bedouin communities east of the Taybeh village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and the Mikhmas nearby village, and demolished several structures and tents. ...
Army Hands Orders Targeting Two Residential Buildings In Jerusalem
Dozens of Israeli soldiers and members of the Jerusalem City Council invaded, Wednesday, the Ein al-Louza area, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and handed a family orders for the destruction of their buildings. ...
Including Children, Six More Palestinians Killed By Israeli Missiles In Gaza
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that several Palestinians, including children, have been killed in Israeli shelling targeting different parts of the coastal region, while dozens have been injured. ...
Israeli Airstrikes Continue Wednesday Morning; Hamas Accuses Israel of Sabotaging Peace Talks
Sources in Gaza report that Israeli airstrikes that began at midnight, Tuesday morning, with the ending of the temporary ceasefire, continued throughout the night until Wednesday morning. ...
Dozens Abducted by Israeli Forces in West Bank and Jerusalem
Palestinian home demolished in Jerusalem Reports of dozens of Palestinians being attacked, by both Israeli settlers and soldiers, are still surfacing in increasing amounts, as the assault on Gaza resumes with no breakthrough in peace negotiations. Over 2 dozen people have been kidnapped across the region since Monday, with housing demolitions ongoing in multiple occurrence. ...
Israeli Official Denies Plan to Lift Gaza Blockade
An Israeli official, Tuesday, denied http://imemc.org/article/68887 regarding "understandings" between Israel and the US, in regard to a supposed gradual lifting of the blockade on Gaza. ...
Army Demolishes Cave Housing a Family near Bethlehem
The Israeli army, Tuesday, demolished a man-made cave and shed being used to shelter a Palestinian family in al-Walja, a small village established to the northwest of Bethlehem. ...
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LIVE UPDATES: Gaza rocket hits house in southern Israel
Israeli strike reportedly targets Hamas military chief; 100 projectiles fired at Israel since truce collapsed, IDF attacks 50 targets; Hollande calls for demilitarization of Gaza.
Lieberman, Bennett divided over Hamas
Foreign minister and economy minister disagree on value of unilateral moves, but both support toppling Hamas.
Israel gambled on a morale boost, but it looks like Hamas' military chief got away
Surviving Israel's latest attempt on his life, will only serve to reinforce the myth surrounding Mohammed Deif, a serial assassination-attempt-survivor.
Hamas: Israel attempted to assassinate military chief in Gaza City
Mohammed Deif's wife and young child were killed in Tuesday attack, Hamas officials say; no official confirmation from Israel.
Israel's surprise assassination attempt on Deif may backfire and strengthen Hamas resolve
Killing Hamas commanders and military experts has never changed the basic equation when it comes to Israel's battles with the coastal enclave.
As Gaza truce talks fail, Israel must turn to UN
It’s not too late for Israel to pursue a UN Security Council resolution that would, in the long run, change the reality in Gaza.
LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 43
Rocket hits Jerusalem region; 2-year-old child, woman killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza; truce talks collapse; PM recalls envoys from Cairo; IDF strikes 25 Gaza sites; U.S.: All parties must return to talks.
Oded Raor, ex-commander of elite Sayeret Matkal IDF unit, dies aged 47
Raor was commander of the unit from 2004 to 2007. He later commanded a reserve brigade before retiring from active service.
PA knew nothing about Hamas West Bank network, official says
President Mahmoud Abbas fears reports could have political repercussions and endanger Palestinian unity government.
'Peace is for preparations for war' - Hamas offers inside look at tunnels
Blindfolded Reuters reporters taken on tour of a secret tunnel inside Gaza, in a Hamas attempt to disprove Israel's claims it destroyed the group's border tunnels.
Most Israelis believe Gaza operation was justified, poll finds
However, most Israeli Jews and nearly half of Israeli Arabs do not believe the operation will lead to quiet on the border.
Cairo truce talks collapse as rocket fire, Gaza strikes resume
Prime Minister orders delegation in Cairo to return to Israel; rockets explode in Israel's south, causing no casualties.
'Holding this medal insults my relatives, slain in Gaza by Israel'
91-year-old Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Among the Nations medal to Israel after six members of his Palestinian family were killed in a bombing in Gaza.
Israel has held U.S.-Palestinian teen since July
Mohamed Abu Nie, 15, arrested during East Jerusalem protest July 3 and last heard from July 31.
Today's extension is the last one, says Hamas official
Izzat al-Rishq accuses Israel of bringing up new demands that undermine cease-fire negotiations in Cairo.
Why did Israelis support the pointless Gaza war?
It’s hard to write against a war when people are fearful of rocket fire, worried about their relatives both at home and at the front, and mourning the dead. But the question must be asked.
Thousands of West Bank Palestinians denied exit since Gaza conflict
Shin Bet barred 1,463 from crossing into Jordan in July, says Palestinian police.
AG: Conduct psychiatric tests of arrested Palestinian minors
'A minor is a minor, no matter where he lives,' Weinstein tells military advocate general.
Israel, Palestinians agree on 24-hour extension of Gaza cease-fire as sides try to reach a deal
Most major issues, such as airport and seaport for Gaza and demilitarization of the Strip are being put off for future discussions, Egyptian source says.
IDF backtracks: No such offense as 'fraternizing with minorities’
Still, former military prosecutors say such allegations have been laid a number of times.
LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 42
Palestinian sources say cease-fire deal initialed, Israeli official counters reports: No deal yet; Netanyahu: Israel prepared for every scenario as truce deadline nears.
UN: Gaza reconstruction 3 times more dire than after 2009 war
Top UN official in Mideast Robert Serry says ending blockade of Gaza, addressing Israel's security needs more urgent than before due to 'unprecedented destruction.'
Jerusalem razes Palestinian home, after fining 200,000 shekels
Municipality says Ghazzawi family lacked permit for home; family says city turned down several requests for one.
Glasgow junket canceled by purported U.S. exec over gesture to Gaza
Email tells mayor that 600 sales people won't be coming because city hall is flying Palestinian flag.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
3 Palestinian Civilian, Including Child, Killed and 63 Others, Including 16 Children, Wounded in Protests against Israel...
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Three homes destroyed in Hebron
8/19/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Khalil team, Hebron, Occupied Palestine - Yesterday, the Israeli army demolished the homes of three Palestinian families in al-Khalil (Hebron). At around 11pm on August 17th, a large Israeli military presence began to accumulate in the area of Daersat Alser where the homes...
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[Uruknet 108939 20-aug-2014 02:15 ECT] 35% of the wounded in Gaza suffer disabilities
19 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -Over 35 percent of the wounded as a result of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip suffer from visual, hearing, or mobility impairments, the spokesman of the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday.He added that 55 percent...
[Uruknet 108938 20-aug-2014 01:22 ECT] Protective Edge and the re-evaluation of humanitarian concerns
19 Aug 2014 - August 3, 2014 -Within a day following the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement replete with rhetoric embraced by Israeli allies. The statement s title, "Indiscriminate Palestinian rocket attacks", is followed by a brief...
[Uruknet 108937 19-aug-2014 18:55 ECT] Syria News - August 2, 2014
19 Aug 2014 - August 2, 2014 - By the end of Saturday, LCC were able to document 73 martyrs thus far including 15 children,6 women and 1 martyr under torture: 25 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 18 in Daraa; 13 in Idlib; 10...
[Uruknet 108936 19-aug-2014 18:34 ECT] Heinous Crimes against Humanity, On the 26th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Massacre in Rafah, Most Violent Since the Beginning of the Offensive; Rafah Isolated and Unprecedented War Crimes Committed
19 Aug 2014 - August 2, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 26th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,...
[Uruknet 108935 18-aug-2014 17:05 ECT] Why Being Human Matters, for the People of Gaza and the World
18 Aug 2014 - August 2, 2014 - Dr. Mona El-Farra, medical doctor and associate of the Middle East Children s Alliance recently made headlines on Democracy Now! with her plea to end the military assault on Gaza with one powerful statement: "We are...
[Uruknet 108934 18-aug-2014 16:46 ECT] Iraq and Syria: The struggle against the multi-sided counterrevolution
18 Aug 2014 - August 2, 2014 - .... While the media focus has been about "regime(s) versus ISIS," in reality, in both countries, there are three main forces in contention: 1. The Bashar al-Assad and Nuri al-Maliki regimes. Both are sectarian-based regimes: the Assad...
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Foley 'barbaric murder' shocks West
BBC 20 Aug 2014 - The US, UK and France voice abhorrence at the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (IS) militant.
Iran MPs dismiss science minister
BBC 20 Aug 2014 - Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'
BBC 20 Aug 2014 - The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 19 people dead in Gaza.
‘Lesson: The Jews will defend themselves even if it means killing children’
Mondoweiss 20 Aug 2014 - Nine-year-old girl injured by shrapnel, in Gaza. Photo from Telegraph/Rex Yaacov Lozowick is the state archivist of Israel. A scholar who moved to Israel from Europe, he is a true believer in the necessity of Jewish nationalism. Scott Roth and I once met him in West...
VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'
BBC 20 Aug 2014 - Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.
Gaza Ceasefire Collapses: What Did You Expect?
Tikun Olam 20 Aug 2014 - Mohammed Deif, Hamas military mastermind. Yet another IDF assassination attempt failed Israel grasped an opportunity to assassinate  one of Hamas’ top military leaders, Mohammed Deif, last night and instead murdered his wife and daughter.  Deif, who Israel has attempted to kill many times, survived.  The reason...
Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides
BBC 19 Aug 2014 - Why Syrian refugees are marrying off their children
Tariq Abu Khdeir is not deterred: Despite Israeli police attack, he plans on returning to Palestine
Mondoweiss 19 Aug 2014 - Tariq Abu Khdeir in his Tampa home. (Photo: Alex Kane) The quiet street where 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir lives is nestled behind twists and turns on small roads. The Tampa, Florida townhouse where the Palestinian-American rests his head looks like all the other homes on his...
‘I mourn my Jewish community, which seeks to justify these inexcusable acts’
Mondoweiss 19 Aug 2014 - Bay Area If Not Now When action (photo:If Not Now) This morning, I stood with a group of young Jews coming together through #IfNotNow to block the entrance to the Jewish Federation/Jewish Community Relations Council building, two of the largest Jewish institutions in the Bay Area,...
Amid fierce debate, members of German think tank take a stand on Gaza
Mondoweiss 19 Aug 2014 - The following is a statement by scholars, ex-scholars and associates of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Germany, a think tank associated with the Left Party.  The Foundation’s official position on Palestine is currently under debate and it is periodically accused of antisemitism in German political discourse because of the Palestine-activism of many...
Air strikes and rocket fire resume as Gaza negotiations collapse
Mondoweiss 19 Aug 2014 - A Palestinian woman sits on the remains of her destroyed house after returning to Beit Hanoun town. (Photo: Reuters) Hours before a ceasefire was set to expire between Israel and Hamas, negotiations in Cairo have collapsed and rockets and air strikes have resumed. A deal on...
JVP members and interfaith activists for Gaza arrested in sit-in at Senator Feinstein's office
Jewish Voice for Peace 18 Aug 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contacts: Karin Pally; myizzy@gmail.com (310) 463-7025 Shakeel Syed; ssshakeel@gmail.com ; (310) 384-7791 INTERFAITH ACTIVISTS STAGE SIT-IN TO DEMAND SENATORS SUPPORT INVESTIGATION OF WAR CRIMES IN GAZA Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2014)— An interfaith delegation staged coordinated visits to the offices of both...
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The farewell mood of things: Beirut’s persuasive airport
Al-Akhbar Blogs 19 Aug 2014 - Last week, I was the designated driver to the airport; three trips in one week. I despise our airport. If Lebanon were a bathtub, Beirut airport is its hair-clogged drain, a bottleneck of a despicable orchestration of everything that’s either disgusting or tiring in this god-forsaken...
Arab League accuses Israel of "blocking" attempts to end the Gaza conflict
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi accused Israel on Wednesday of "blocking" all attempts to end the Gaza conflict, a day after the collapse of a ceasefire in the Palestinian territory. "Israel is blocking any kind of agreement leading to calm" in the Gaza Strip, Arabi told...
Armed Yemeni rebels flood Sanaa
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - Thousands of armed rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign, AFP correspondents witnessed. Ansarullah, or Houthi, activists used cranes to build walls around camped settlements across the city, where protest...
Militants holding Lebanese soldiers up their demands as Qatar joins in negotiations for their release
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - Lebanese army men patrol the town of Ersal after a week long battle with Islamists. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) Lebanese army men patrol the town of Ersal after a week long battle with Islamists. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The Qataris have now intervened in negotiations with Syrian radical...
Residents find four beheaded corpses in Egypt's Sinai
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo. The security sources in Sinai and Cairo, said residents of Sheikh Zuwaid found the bodies two days after the...
Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades: The Resistance imposed a new reality on the ground in Gaza
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - A member of the Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades prepares for combat. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) A member of the Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades prepares for combat. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, affiliated with the Fatah movement, did not stand idly by during the assault on Gaza....
Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani accused of murder
Al-Akhbar News 20 Aug 2014 - A Pakistani national was beheaded by sword in the south west of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for the murder of an Afghan, the interior ministry said. Mohammed Ayub Ajab Khan was convicted of having killed Khair Mohammed Saz by striking him with several blows from a...
ISIS militants threaten Mosul’s female doctors
Al-Akhbar Politics 19 Aug 2014 - A displaced Iraqi girl looks into the camera as a health worker administers polio and tetanus vaccines to Iraqis who fled fighting between Islamic State (IS) militants and Iraqi Kurdish fighters in the Mosul and Anbar regions, at a mosque where they are taking refuge in...
Fatah official: Conditions for third intifada are not yet ripe
Al-Akhbar Politics 19 Aug 2014 - Abbas Zaki, the PLO's former representative in Lebanon. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Abbas Zaki, the PLO's former representative in Lebanon. (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Before the latest war, Fatah and Hamas achieved a political reconciliation that almost fractured due to the salary crisis in Gaza. The Israeli war, however, not...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 19 Aug 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
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Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
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When We Stop To Really See Each Other
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Man Wrongly Convicted of New York City Rabbi's Murder Gets $10M Settlement
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - A man who was wrongly convicted of the 1994 murder of a New York City rabbi and spent 16 years in prison received a $10 million settlement from the city. Click here for the rest of the article...
Arab-Israeli Knesset Member Recommended For Court Trial By Israeli Police
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - The Israel Police recommended that Arab Israeli Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi be put on trial after Zoabi insulted and threatened police officers during an interrogation. Click here for the rest of the article...
Hamas Leader's Wife and Infant Son Killed in Israeli Strike
The Foward Breaking News 20 Aug 2014 - Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said on Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Click here for the rest of the article...
Philadelphia Synagogue's Historian Found Beaten to Death in Home
The Foward Breaking News 19 Aug 2014 - A Philadelphia man who served as his synagogue’s informal historian was found beaten to death in his home. Click here for the rest of the article...
State Department Designates Gaza-Based Jihadist Group As Terrorist Organization
The Foward Breaking News 19 Aug 2014 - The U.S. State Department designated a Gaza-based jihadist umbrella group as a terrorist organization. Click here for the rest of the article...
Missing Israeli Lone Soldier Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds
The Foward Breaking News 19 Aug 2014 - The body of a missing Israeli lone soldier from the United States was found in central Israel with gunshot wounds. Click here for the rest of the article...
The Forward Remembers Leonard Fein
The Forward Editorial 20 Aug 2014 - EDITORIAL: The wide array of people mourning Leonard Fein is a testament to his unique talent: the ability to touch those with diametrically opposed political views. Click here for the rest of the article...
Why Israel's Fight Against William Schabas May Be Off-Target
The Forward New 20 Aug 2014 - Personal attacks are pouring in on William Schabas, chair of the U.N. Gaza war crimes panel. But for Israel, the real danger may lie not in him but in the International Criminal Court. Click here for the rest of the article...
Leonard Fein Took Us Beyond False Dichotomies
The Forward New 19 Aug 2014 - Leonard Fein’s most enduring legacy may be his rejection of dualism: the idea that Jews must choose between assertiveness and compassion, between tribalism and universalism. Click here for the rest of the article...
South Africa: Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'Think of Them Always As Armed'
allAfrica.com 19 Aug 2014 - [SACSIS]In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to external and evil manipulation, but the people as a whole. Once this point...
Egypt: Al-Azhar Gives Saudi King Honorary Doctorate
allAfrica.com 20 Aug 2014 - [Egypt Online]Al-Azhar has granted an international honorary doctorate to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
Tunisia: Tunisia's Third Aid Cargo to People of Gaza Reaches Destination
allAfrica.com 18 Aug 2014 - [Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -A Third cargo of 15 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies, representing Tunisia's humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, reached its destination via the Rafah border terminal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.
Egypt: Health Minister - Egyptian Hospitals Received 221 Palestinians
allAfrica.com 18 Aug 2014 - [Egypt Online]Health Minister Dr. Adel Adawi said that the total number of Palestinians victims of the aggression on Gaza, who entered Egypt through the Rafah crossing for treatment in Egyptian hospitals, reached 221.
Egypt: U.S. State Department - Egypt Plays Crucial Role
allAfrica.com 19 Aug 2014 - [Egypt Online]US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said on Monday 18/8/2014 that Egypt plays a crucial role in the ongoing peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Egypt: Tayyeb - Al-Azhar Support to Gaza Never Stops
allAfrica.com 19 Aug 2014 - [Egypt Online]Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmad el-Tayyeb has underlined that Al-Azhar's support to the people of Gaza will never stop, adding that another convoy form Al-Azhar will be sent to the enclave as soon as possible.
No Humanity in Congress�s Version of “Moral Decency”: Congress�s Approval of Funds for Israel
Arab American Institute 18 Aug 2014 - By Elizabeth Adams Summer Intern, 2014 In a frenzied hurry before the Hill entered its five week long recess, Senators and Congressmen rushed to pass H.J. Res. 76, �Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Resolution, 2014�. This bill is the vehicle that legalizes giving U.S. aid in the sum...
If I Did It: Foreign Policy by Hillary Clinton
Arab American Institute 18 Aug 2014 - By Jad Ireifej Summer Intern, 2014 In a recent Interview with the Atlantic�s Jeffery Goldberg, Hillary Clinton made it clear that if she was president, American foreign policy would look different.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 20 Aug 2014 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 20 Aug 2014 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 20 Aug 2014 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 20 Aug 2014 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 20 Aug 2014 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 20 Aug 2014 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Israeli ship is blocked from unloading in Oakland for four straight days
Global BDS 19 Aug 2014 - San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel from Israel’s largest shipping company to unload in the Oakland Port for four consecutive mornings. On Tuesday, 19 August, at 6:45am, activists declared yet another victory against the Zim Line, which has been  trying to make...
Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce, as European boycotts surge
Global BDS 19 Aug 2014 - Major Israeli food exporters are facing an unprecedented wave of cancelations in orders from Europe as a result of Israel’s  most recent massacre  of Palestinians in  Gaza . SuperValu, the biggest food distributor in Ireland, told  the Irish media  last week that it has withdrawn Israeli products...
On Gaza and global rage
Global BDS 19 Aug 2014 - Palestinian efforts to encourage a boycott of Israel, modeled on the South African anti-apartheid global campaign, is gaining momentum as a democratic movement On 9 August, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide took to the streets in response to a call from Palestinian civil society in...
UN #GazaUnderAttack Emergency Situation Report as of 19 August 2014
Sabbah report 20 Aug 2014 - Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 19 August 2014, 0800 hrs) The post: UN #GazaUnderAttack Emergency Situation Report as of 19 August 2014 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 45
Sabbah report 20 Aug 2014 - LIVE BLOG | Day 45 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel continues its massive offensive operation #ProtectiveEdge on #GazaUnderAttack . #Palestine The post: Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 45 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza
Sabbah report 20 Aug 2014 - These are the top 5 myths the American media left the public with about Israel's brutal offensive of Gaza. The post: Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel
Sabbah report 20 Aug 2014 - Many prominent Jewish figures over the past century -- from Albert Einstein to holocaust survivor Primo Levi -- have opposed the idea of an ethnically exclusive Israeli state. The post: From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel appeared first on Sabbah...
Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated)
Sabbah report 20 Aug 2014 - UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. The post: Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated) appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Liberal Zionist Dilemma
Sabbah report 20 Aug 2014 - You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact. The post: The Liberal Zionist...
Jewish Voice for Peace Congressional Briefing
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Aug 2014 - Below are videos from Jewish Voice for Peace's first-ever congressional briefing. The briefing took place on Capitol Hill on June 24th, 2014. Post Peace Talks: What's Next for Israel and the Palestinians? Speakers: Rebecca Vilkomerson - Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace Yousef Munayyer - Esecutive...
Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Aug 2014 - O n May 21, 2014, the US Campaign and a diverse group of organizations held a congressional briefing to raise awareness about Israel's discriminatio n against U.S. citizens. Below are the testimonies from the briefing. Yousef Munayyer - Part 1 Sandra Tamari - Part 2 Donna...
10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! July 9 We Divest Day of Action
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Aug 2014 - Mark your calendars! The We Divest Campaign has called for a national day of action on July 9, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s historic ruling declaring Israel's wall on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal. Below are materials to...
12 States Participate in Free Cone Day!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Aug 2014 - The following report back is by Mark Hage of member group Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel . The second annual Free Cone Day leafleting action at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on Tuesday, April 8, organized by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org),...
Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Aug 2014 - Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in...
Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1
US Campaign to End the Occupation 20 Aug 2014 - Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday , March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We...
  Ma'an News
 
6 killed as unexploded Israeli missile blows up in northern Gaza
8/16/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six people were killed and another six were critically injured after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses and a health ministry spokesman said. Ashraf al-Qidra identified three of...
3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were killed and at least 40 injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Gaza medical officials said. A 3-year-old girl and an unidentified woman were killed in an airstrike which targeted...
Israeli airstrikes injure 18 in Gaza Strip
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes injured 18 Palestinians, including two children, in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a health ministry official said, as ceasefire talks collapsed. Ashraf al-Qidra said two children were moderately wounded in an airstrike on the al-Matar...
Truce talks end with no deal
8/19/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo ended Tuesday evening without achieving progress, a source close to the Palestinian delegation said. Meanwhile, the head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmad said the...
Witnesses: Thousands flee for cover as Israel raids Gaza
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Thousands of Palestinians fled their homes in neighborhoods of eastern Gaza City on Tuesday, carrying bags of clothes, pillows and mattresses after renewed Israeli airstrikes, witnesses said. An AFP reporter saw hundreds of Palestinians streaming out of Shejaiya, one...
2 children injured in Rafah airstrikes
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes injured two children in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, medics said. [END...
Army: 3 rockets fired from Gaza land near Beersheba
8/19/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Three rockets fired from Gaza landed near the Israeli city of Beersheba on Tuesday, Israel's army said. An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an that the rockets landed in open areas, with no reports of...
Military: Israeli soldier found dead
8/19/2014 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- The Israeli military has discovered the body of a missing soldier, Israeli media reported Tuesday. David Gordon, originally from the US, was reported missing earlier the same day. Israeli media reported Tuesday that he was found...
Israeli forces erect checkpoints around Hebron, detain man
8/19/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man at a military checkpoint erected around Hebron on Tuesday, Palestinian security sources said. Checkpoints were erected at Halhul bridge and the northern entrance to the West Bank's largest city, including...
Report: US-born Israeli soldier reported missing
8/19/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli soldier has been reported missing from a military base in central Israel, Israeli media reported Tuesday. The soldier, who was born in the United States, was named as David Menachem Gordon, 21, and was last seen...
Israeli airstrikes target northern Gaza
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes targeted an open area in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, after the army reported three rockets fired from the coastal enclave. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. Another...
Code red sirens heard in Netivot and Sdot Negev
8/19/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Code red sirens were heard in Netivot and Sdot Negev in Israel on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. [END...
Code Red sirens heard in Beit Shemesh near Jerusalem
8/19/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Code Red sirens were heard in Beit Shemesh near Jerusalem late Tuesday ahead of the expiration of a ceasefire agreement in Gaza, Israeli officials said. More rocket attacks were reported in Tel Aviv and throughout central and southern...
Hamas armed wing says fires rockets at Israel, including Tel Aviv
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- The military wing of Hamas said it pounded Israel with rocket fire on Tuesday, hitting Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheva. The Israeli military confirmed hits in both places but there were no reported casualties."A rocket...
UN offers to monitor Gaza construction material
8/19/2014 - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- The United Nations is ready to check imports of construction material sent to Gaza in order to ease Israel's concerns that supplies could be used to rebuild cross-border tunnels, a UN envoy said Monday. UN Mideast envoy...
Israel 'refusing to make concessions' at Cairo talks
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Ceasefire talks are at risk of collapse given Israel's refusal to make concessions, members of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo said late Monday." Israel is seeking to break the confidence between Palestinians and the Egyptian...
Hamas: Israel stalling Cairo ceasefire negotiations
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel is deliberately stalling ceasefire negotiations in Cairo, Hamas said Tuesday. Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas' spokesman, said that Israel should stop wasting time and playing the "death game."The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine...
Israel orders army to respond to Gaza rocket fire
8/19/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel on Tuesday ordered the military to respond after three rockets from Gaza struck the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce, an Israeli official said. Speaking to AFP, the official said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Abbas to meet Qatar emir, Hamas's Meshaal in Doha
8/19/2014 - DOHA (AFP) -- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will travel to Doha on Wednesday and hold talks the next day with the emir of Qatar and Hamas exiled leader Khaled Meshaal, the Palestinian ambassador in Qatar said. Abbas's visit to Qatar was...
Hamas says chances of Gaza truce deal 'evaporating'
8/19/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- A senior Hamas official said Tuesday the chances of a durable ceasefire in Gaza were "evaporating" and that there had been no progress in indirect negotiations with Israel." The chances of reaching an agreement are evaporating," Ezzat al-Rishq, a member...
US blames Hamas for Gaza truce collapse
8/19/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The United States blamed rocket fire from Gaza for a breakdown in indirect talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities on a durable ceasefire Tuesday, and said Hamas bore responsibility."Hamas has security responsibility for Gaza. . . Rocket fire came from Gaza...
3 arrested near Jerusalem
8/19/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces beat and arrested three Palestinians on Tuesday evening at Jabaa checkpoint east of Jerusalem. Clashes then broke out as Palestinians tried to free them and Israeli soldiers fired tear gas. Israeli forces then blocked the road...
Report: Netanyahu instructs Israel army to respond to rocket fire
8/19/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon instructed the army to resume attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to Haaretz, Netanyahu and Yaalon's command comes in...
Israeli airstrike targets open area in northern Gaza
8/19/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike struck an open area in northern Gaza on Tuesday, witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. [END...
Palestinian official: Gaza truce extended for 24 hours
8/19/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed on Monday to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to conduct more talks on a long-term truce, a senior Palestinian official said. The current five-day ceasefire was set to expire at midnight...
Cairo negotiations resume as truce extended
8/19/2014 - CAIRO (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian and Israeli delegations resumed indirect negotiations in Cairo on Tuesday, the head of the Palestinian delegation said."We have to use every minute of the next 24 hours to reach an agreement or else the cycle...
Iran won't sign nuclear deal 'at any price'
8/19/2014 - TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price," its negotiators said Monday, as a key deadline for Tehran nears. Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security...
French consul to sue Israel for destruction of Gaza home
8/14/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- French consul in Gaza Majdi Shaqqura says he is planning to take legal action against Israel after his home was destroyed by Israeli bombardment during a month-long assault on the besieged territory."This wasn't the...
Hebron police arrest 3 suspected drug dealers
8/19/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Police in Hebron arrested three suspected drug dealers on Tuesday. Anti-drugs police detained three men in possession of 1. 2 kilograms of cannabis, police said. The suspects have been referred to the general prosecution for interrogation. [END...
Washington, Damascus at odds in fight against IS
8/19/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Washington and Damascus are "not on the same page" in the fight against their common enemy the Islamic State, whose militants have declared a "caliphate" straddling swathes of Iraq and Syria, US officials said Monday. The United States has been...
UN announces emergency aid for 500,000 in northern Iraq
8/19/2014 - GENEVA (AFP) -- The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it was poised to mount a massive aid operation for 500,000 Iraqis driven from their homes by Islamic State rebels."In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is this week launching...
  The Guardian
 
Hamas leader's wife and child reported killed as Gaza war resumes
20 Aug 2014 - Israel targets Hamas-affiliated TV station as Hamas claims air strike was attempted assassination of Mohammed Deif The conflict in Gaza has flared up with...
Can The Honourable Woman teach us anything about the Gaza conflict?
20 Aug 2014 - The BBC's slick Middle East drama gives us spies, assassins and deception on all sides particularly from the CIA and MI6. But is any...
Hundreds turn out for Gaza funeral of Hamas military chief's wife and son
20 Aug 2014 - Fate of Mohammed Deif unknown after family killed in Israeli air strike, as conflict resumes after breakdown of peace talks Hundreds of Palestinians turned...
Gazans come to terms with the scars of war in pictures
20 Aug 2014 - Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Here,...
Supreme court bans pro-Palestine protest at Sydney's Israeli film festival
20 Aug 2014 - Rally organisers say they are not sure sure what their next move will be but we are not going to be silenced by this...
Israel and Hamas blame each other as rockets and air strikes end Gaza truce
19 Aug 2014 - Israel says air strikes are in response to rocket attacks but Hamas claims raids are bid to sabotage Cairo negotiations Israeli negotiators withdrew from...
George Galloway interviewed by police over Bradford 'Israel-free zone' speech
19 Aug 2014 - Respect MP's comments and visit by Israeli ambassador cause Muslim leader to accuse both of creating disharmony in the city Respect MP George Galloway...
Israel launches fresh air strikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire
19 Aug 2014 - Ceasefire and negotiations in Cairo in jeopardy after rockets are fired from Gaza, sparking swift response from Israel The temporary ceasefire between Israel and...
Palestinian and Israeli talks in Cairo lead to 24-hour ceasefire extension
18 Aug 2014 - The ceasefire extension is made in the hope that a lasting deal will be negotiated on Tuesday covering a range of issues Israeli and...
Gaza's ruined airport and unbuilt seaport fuel dreams of independence
18 Aug 2014 - Routes to connect Gaza with the world would transform the territory's economy and are a sticking point in peace talks It was a powerful...
Picketers at California port keep Israeli ship from unloading
18 Aug 2014 - Activists returning for a second day to protest recent violence in Gaza say dockworkers are honouring picket line A group of activists returned to...
Israel responds to rocket fire with new airstrikes on Gaza video
19 Aug 2014 - Israel insists it is no longer bound to honour the ceasefire agreement after rockets were apparently fired from Gaza into southern Israel. Speaking from...
Binyamin Netanyahu meets young people in Sderot ahead of ceasefire deadline - video
18 Aug 2014 - Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu tells a gathering of youth groups in the southern Israeli town of Sderot that it is 'not enough to have...
George Galloway and Israeli embassy accused of creating 'disharmony'
19 Aug 2014 - Muslim leader says MP and envoy should stop using Bradford for political ends after Galloway's 'Israel-free zone' comment A Muslim community leader in Bradford...
  Daily Star
 
Arab League Israel of 'blocking' Gaza peace efforts
20 Aug 2014 Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi accuses Israel of "blocking" all attempts to end the Gaza conflict, a day after the collapse of a cease-fire in the Palestinian territory.
Hamas: Military chief alive, calling shots in Gaza war
20 Aug 2014 Hamas says its military commander Mohammad Deif was alive and still calling the shots in the ongoing war with Israel in and around Gaza.
Kurdish oil Tanker appears unloaded off Israel
20 Aug 2014 A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan reappeared on Reuters AIS Live tanker tracking unloaded on August 19 about 20 km off the coast of Israel.
Thousands mourn slain wife, baby of Hamas commander
20 Aug 2014 Several thousand mourners join the funeral procession for the wife and baby son of Hamas' military commander Mohammad Deif, angrily demanding revenge against Israel.
Egypt says it will end blackouts in 4 months
20 Aug 2014 Top officials in Egypt promise to end the blackouts hitting the country in four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.
Decapitated bodies of 4 men found in Egypt's Sinai
20 Aug 2014 The decapitated bodies of four men found in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, security officials say, adding that they suspected jihadists killed the victims in the belief they were army supporters.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Who is Mohammed Deif?
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Israel's potential new judges include candidates for nepotism
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Pro-Tel Aviv Shabbat closure group: MK Sheetrit has conflict of interest due to wife’s firm
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
The intolerable ease of being nasty on social media
Ha'aretz - 20 Aug 2014
Knesset Ethics Committee to probe Arab lawmakers' trip to Qatar
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Five Israelis charged with organ trafficking
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Parents paying more for children’s education
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
No tombstone on fallen soldier’s grave
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Missing U.S.-Israeli soldier found dead, army says
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Foreign students not deterred by Israel's security situation
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Israel Police recommends putting Arab Knesset member on trial
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Extremists' hatred poisons Mahmoud and Morel's wedding
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
IDF criminal interrogations not filmed, unbound by state law
Ha'aretz - 19 Aug 2014
Welfare minister seeking solution for rocket-exposed Bedouin towns
Ha'aretz - 18 Aug 2014
Israel taps McKinsey to help address minorities’ woes
Ha'aretz - 18 Aug 2014
New names enter the Supreme Court race
Ha'aretz - 18 Aug 2014
Complaint: Jerusalem Rabbinical Court refused to hear womens’ testimonies
Ha'aretz - 18 Aug 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
AOHR calls on Britain to stop arming Israel
The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) in Britain said Wednesday that Israel has resumed its attacks on Gaza Strip in violation of the ceasefire.
Al-Ahmad: Palestinian negotiation delegation leaves Cairo
Head of the Palestinian negotiation delegation Azzam al-Ahmad declared that the delegation is leaving Cairo due to the Israeli lack of seriousness in reaching a durable ceasefire agreement in Gaza.
Palestinian prisoner patients launch distress signal
The Israeli prison authority has been dragging its feet vis-à-vis Palestinian prisoner patients held in al-Ramla prison clinic, denying them urgent medical check-ups and needed therapy.
IOF raids home of Palestinian MP Jarrar, hand her deportation order
The IOF at dawn Wednesday handed a deportation order to female deputy at the Palestinian Legislative Council and PFLP leader, Khalilda Jarrar, after storming her home in Ramallah.
New Israeli arrests in the West Bank
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested at dawn Wednesday 15 citizens after carrying out raids and break-ins into Palestinian towns and villages throughout the West Bank.
Appeals to launch investigation into Israel’s use of chemical weapons in Gaza
A Palestinian human rights organization has called for the launch of an investigation into Israel’s potential usage of chemical weapons during its military campaign in besieged Gaza.
Abu Zuhri: American position legitimized Israeli killing of civilians in Gaza
The US State Department’s statements gave a green light for Israel to kill Palestinian civilians and to wipe out any chance for a ceasefire, Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said.
Abu Marzouk: Deif’s wife and daughter killed in Israeli airstrike
Mousa Abu Marzouk declared that the wife and youngest son of Mohamed Deif, the general commander of the Qassam Brigades, were killed in the Israeli airstrike that targeted Dalou family's home.
Turkish company to provide electricity to Gaza
Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding said that it will send an electricity generating vessel to Gaza to provide urgently needed power following the Palestinian Authority’s request on Tuesday.
Renewed Israeli airstrikes kill 7 members of one family, destroy 2 houses
Seven Palestinians of the Louh family were killed in an Israeli airstrike on their home in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza Strip at dawn Wednesday.
  IRIN
 
Egypt’s rural poor watching Sisi’s policies
CAIRO 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Two months since Egypt elected a new President, the rural poor are still waiting to find out if grand plans will become reality >
  Aljazeera
 
Sides trade blame over Gaza truce breakdown
08/20/2014 - Palestinian negotiator and Israeli spokesman blame each other over responsibility for Gaza ceasefire collapse.
IS group claims beheading US journalist
08/20/2014 - Islamic State group says it acted in revenge for US strikes against it and threatens to kill another US journalist.
Top Kurdish minister rejoins Iraqi government
08/20/2014 - Hoshiyar Zebari returns as foreign minister as Nouri al-Maliki calls for all parties to take part in new administration.
Protesters back on the streets in US suburb
08/20/2014 - Demonstrators say they will persist until white police officer is charged over killing of unarmed black teenager.
Iran minister dismissal deals blow to Rouhani
08/20/2014 - Science minister accused of backing pro-Western voices at universities dismissed in vote of no confidence.
Dozens of residents die in Donetsk fighting
08/20/2014 - Several neighbourhoods in Ukrainian city hit by artillery fire in last few days as fighting on outskirts intensifies.
Texas governor fingerprinted after indictment
08/20/2014 - Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot after being indicted on two felony charges.
Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies
08/20/2014 - The yoga guru who helped make the ancient Indian spiritual practice a global phenomenon passes away, aged 95.
  New York Times
 
Israeli Strike in Gaza Hits Family of Hamas Military Commander
20 Aug 2014 - Palestinian militants and Israeli military traded fire for a second day after the collapse of the latest cease-fire and suspension of peace talks in Cairo.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Real Middle East Crisis Is Economic
20 Aug 2014 - The region’s economic isolation is fueling political instability and violence.
ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley
19 Aug 2014 - The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.
Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson
19 Aug 2014 - Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.
Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire
19 Aug 2014 - Three rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire, drawing Israeli retaliation and prompting Israel to recall its delegation from talks aimed at ending the latest conflict.
Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?
19 Aug 2014 - People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up.
Next Leader May Echo Maliki, but Iraqis Hope for New Results
19 Aug 2014 - During the American occupation, Haider al-Abadi, a Shiite chosen to be Iraq’s next prime minister, resisted the idea of reconciliation with Sunnis, but some hope he can break the mold of recent leaders and govern in an inclusive way.
In Retaking of Iraqi Dam, Evidence of American Impact
19 Aug 2014 - The scene around the strategically important Mosul Dam bore testament to the deadly effect American airstrikes were having on the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
U.N. Plans Ambitious Operation to Help Displaced Iraqis
19 Aug 2014 - The international body’s refugee agency is coordinating an effort to deliver aid by air, land and sea to more than half a million people driven from their homes by fighting.
Troops in Iraq Rout Sunni Militants From a Key Dam
19 Aug 2014 - Kurdish and Iraqi forces on Monday took control of the Mosul Dam with the help of U.S. airstrikes that seemed to expand President Obama’s limited goals in authorizing a military campaign in Iraq.
Attacks on Aid Workers Jump Worldwide, Group Says
19 Aug 2014 - The sharp rise over the past year and a half reflects a surge in conflict zones.
World Briefing: Iran: ‘Security Issues’ Cited in Detention of 3 Journalists
18 Aug 2014 - A Washington Post reporter and two other journalists detained last month are being held over “security issues,” Iran’s judiciary spokesman said Monday, offering the first official indication of why they are being held.
Israelis and Palestinians Agree to Lengthen Cease-Fire
18 Aug 2014 - The extension reflects the difficulty of reaching longer agreements after two weeks of talks, but also an apparent lack of appetite on either side to resume conflict.
Syria’s Chemical Arsenal Fully Destroyed, U.S. Says
18 Aug 2014 - The announcement comes a year after the Assad government used sarin gas to kill more than 1,000 people in Damascus.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Israel’s next priority
20 Aug 2014 - Through coexistence and the promotion of equality of all of its citizens, Israel should articulate its values, enhance its soft power and differentiate itself from its enemies.
Put on a helmet
20 Aug 2014 - We visited Israel for a month this summer. Yes, for that month. We spent more time in dark stairwells and dusty shelters than should be allowed by law in any country with a Mediterranean climate.
From Hillary to Shimon: Two states is no solution
20 Aug 2014 - Remarks made by Clinton, Peres, Netanyahu and others indicate that Israel’s need to retain control of Judea and Samaria has become, at last, a mainstream position.
Gaza terrorists continue to pound southern Israel with rockets, drawing IDF response
20 Aug 2014 - Ashkelon, Ashdod, and the smaller communities near the Gaza border have absorbed the worst barrages since before dawn Wednesday.
Fugitive former MK Bishara's think tank paid for Balad MKs' Qatar trip
20 Aug 2014 - Knesset Ethics Committee to review the trip's funding and Balad's failure to report it in advance.
Report: Qatar threatened to expel Mashaal if Hamas okayed Egypt-proposed truce
20 Aug 2014 - Mashaal, who is based in Qatar, has been blamed by Israeli officials in recent days for sabotaging a long-term truce along the Gaza front by repeatedly making new demands that Jerusalem is unwilling to meet.
A new paradigm for Israel-Diaspora philanthropic ventures
20 Aug 2014 - Given the current focus on giving to Israel, this will be the perfect opportunity to create and implement a new paradigm for the Jewish overseas communities’ philanthropic ventures.
An answer for the day after
20 Aug 2014 - This administration is every bit as much a moral champion as any of its predecessors.
Column One: Why Israel is losing the information war
20 Aug 2014 - It doesn’t take a PhD to understand what the game is. And Israelis – even many with PhDs – understand what is happening.
Liberman says Israel must take back initiative and 'bring Hamas to submission'
20 Aug 2014 - Israel cannot afford a war of attrition, foreign minister wrote on his Facebook page.
Israeli officials acknowledge assassination attempt on Hamas military wing chief Deif
20 Aug 2014 - Unclear whether Deif himself, who has in the past been targeted by Israel to no avail, was in the family's home at the time of the strike.
B’Tselem’s Gaza war statistics under fire
20 Aug 2014 - Both the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Center and NGO watchdog organization NGO Monitor attack B'Tselem verification methods.
Egypt carries out wide scale operations against terrorism in Sinai
19 Aug 2014 - Security forces also destroyed two tunnels on the border near Gaza, destroy a number of terrorist hideouts, and arrest dozens.
Holocaust survivor arrested in Missouri protests
19 Aug 2014 - Hedy Epstein, also a fierce critic of Israel: This is how I’m entering my 10th decade of life!
Medical Corps training, improved technologies saved lives in Gaza
19 Aug 2014 - DF surgeon-general Brig.- Gen. Prof. Yitzhak Kreiss disclosed the innovations on Tuesday at the one-day annual Israel Medical Conference in Jerusalem.
Police heighten security ahead of haredi protest in capital
19 Aug 2014 - Hundreds expected in Mea She’arim today to decry arrest of yeshiva student who refused to show up at draft office.
Al-Qaida faction calls its new English magazine ‘Palestine’
19 Aug 2014 - Magazaine contains section entitled "Selected Jihadi Operations From 1980-2014 In Against Israeli & America’s Interests."
'Israel no better than Chelm for providing electricity to Palestinian companies that boycott it'
19 Aug 2014 - Knesset Finance Committee chairman Slomiansky plans to discuss in committee PA's call to boycott Israeli goods.
Analysis: The Islamic State sends a bloody ransom note to President Obama
19 Aug 2014 - The beheading of an American journalist, with another held and threatened, is a direct challenge to the leadership of Barack Obama.
Manhattan borough president shows solidarity with Israel visit
19 Aug 2014 - Gale Brewer says she is actively encouraging New Yorkers to continue to schedule trips to Israel.
Serry: Damage to Gaza structures three times that from Cast Lead
19 Aug 2014 - UN special envoy to the peace process says Israel must let cement into Gaza noting that material should be monitored.
Palestinian Authority says Hamas shot Fatah men in legs during Gaza fighting
19 Aug 2014 - Fatah spokesman says activists targeted after they violated the house arrest imposed on them; Hamas says leadership did not order shootings.
Ministers and MKs urge Netanyahu to pound Hamas
19 Aug 2014 - Even MKs on the Left push Netanyahu to use more force; “No more talking, shoot,” says MK Nachamn Shai of Labor.
Islamic State says beheads US journalist James Foley, holds another
19 Aug 2014 - Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria in July 2013, appears at the end of video that purports to show beheading of Foley.
  YNet News
 
Israel must make a decision on Gaza
20 Aug 2014 - There is a range of options for Israel to end the conflict in Gaza, and the government now needs to examine the alternatives, and make a decision. ....
Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq
20 Aug 2014 - ....
Code Red sirens sound in Be'er Sheva, Rahat and Bnei Shimon Regional Council
20 Aug 2014 - ....
Code Red sirens sound in Eshkol Regional Council
20 Aug 2014 - ....
Rocket explodes in open area in Sdot Negev; no injuries
20 Aug 2014 - ....
Rocket explodes in open area in Ashkelon
20 Aug 2014 - ....
Hamas: Israel tried to kill armed wing leader Mohammed Deif
19 Aug 2014 - Hamas' military wing call on Israel to 'reveal the real reason' behind bombing of Gaza City home, that Palestinians say was hit by 5 missiles; child and woman killed in attack, as well as third unidentified victim. ....
Islamic State says beheaded US journalist, holds another
19 Aug 2014 - James Foley went missing in Syria in 2012; video of murder entitled 'A Message To America' posted on social media sites; White House: Authenticity of video not verified. ....
Heavy barrage of rockets fired at Tel Aviv area, southern Israel and Jerusalem
19 Aug 2014 - Hamas says it fired 50 rockets, claims responsibility for firing M-75 and Fajr-5 rockets at central Israel and Jerusalem, J-80 missile at Ben Gurion Airport. ....
'It's time to abandon truce talks, reach decisive victory over Hamas'
19 Aug 2014 - Ministers criticize Netanyahu for failing to convene security cabinet following collapse of ceasefire negotiations ....
IAF strikes over 30 targets in Gaza, Palestinians say girl killed
19 Aug 2014 - At least 20 people reported wounded; renewed rocket fire and IDF attacks cause dozens of Palestinian families to flee their homes once more to UN shelters. ....
Israel treads with cautious optimism, Hamas says 'no use' in extending truce
19 Aug 2014 - Cabinet minister tells Ynet there's a consensus among the Israeli leadership on the need for a strong response to the renewed rocket fire, but that far-reaching decisions won't be made in haste.....
Following new rocket strikes, Israel has a clear message for Hamas
19 Aug 2014 - By recalling the delegation to Cairo and striking targets in Gaza, Israel is telling Hamas: no talks under fire, and no war of attrition. ....
An incrimental Gaza ceasefire
19 Aug 2014 - The latest agreement to be signed by Israel and Hamas involves a month-long ceasefire, no gains for Hamas, but plenty for Israel to be happy about. ....
Taking the battle to Schabas' own court
19 Aug 2014 - Israel should set up to parallel commissions of inquiry - one into the conflict in Gaza, and one into the UN Human Rights Council. ....
 

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