"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice."
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  International Middle East Media Center
 
Homeless Gazans Need 5,000 Caravans
The Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing has stated that Gaza needs five thousand caravans, in order to provide shelter more than 130,000 displaced peoples. ...
Israeli Warships Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen
Israeli forces have opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, in an apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached in Cairo last week, according to fishermen. ...
UN & Amnesty Denounce Recent Israeli Land Grab
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has joined international figures in publicly denouncing Israel's http://www.imemc.org/article/69000 that it will confiscate approximately 1,000 acres of Palestinian-owned land near the illegal Gush Etzion settlement area. ...
Army Demolishes Orphanage Dairy Factory In Hebron
Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday, at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and initiated the destruction of a dairy factory that belongs to the Islamic Charitable Society for Orphans, in the city. ...
Soldiers Kidnap 17 Palestinians In Jenin
Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, ‘Anza village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, broke into and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped 17 Palestinians. Soldiers also invaded a flea market near Nablus, and closed it. ...
Man, Child, Die Of Wounds Suffered During Israel’s War On Gaza
Palestinian medical sources report that a man and a child have died of serious injuries suffered, in different strikes, during Israel’s extensive bombardment and aggression on the Gaza Strip. ...
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 1598 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2137. ...
Further Abductions, Demolitions in West Bank
Israeli forces kidnapped six Palestinians and physically assaulted two teenagers in West Bank districts, on Monday, according to reports by security sources. Also on Monday, seven residential and agricultural structures in the southern Hebron Governorate were demolished. ...
Netanyahu: No Israeli Delegation to Cairo Talks
According to Israeli media, PM Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo, as stipulated by the http://imemc.org/article/68966. ...
Israeli Police Adopt New Crowd Control Method in Jerusalem
Israeli police have begun using skunk water against Palestinian demonstrators in Jerusalem, where over 770 Palestinians have been arrested since the July 2 murder of http://imemc.org/newswire?search_text=muhammad+abu+khdeir&button=Search+%3E%3E. Prior to July, skunk water had never been used in Jerusalem before. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Lieberman: Israel stands behind decision to appropriate West Bank land
Foreign Minister says Israel's policy is to focus on settlement blocs.
Abbas' peace plan: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank within three years
Plan calls for nine months of talks with Israel, with the first 90 days to focus on borders; Palestinian president to present plan to Kerry, Arab foreign ministers.
Terror alert lifted in central Israel after suspect arrested
Police arrest Taibeh man after setting up checkpoints, roadblocks in the Sharon area.
Lapid: West Bank land grab hurts Israel in international arena
Finance minister says recent announcement of land appropriation wasn't brought to a cabinet vote: 'Was it so urgent to create another crisis with the U.S. and the world?'
Notes from an interrogation: How the Shin Bet gets the lowdown on terror
Hundreds of documents from the investigation of Hamas operative Riad Nasser offers a glimpse into the security service's methods.
Ministers Livni, Ya'alon get in shouting match over peace talks
Argument took place at cabinet meeting last week; Kerry decided against coming to Israel after realizing neither Netanyahu nor Abbas are interested in talks.
Palestinian teen’s murder shakes East Jerusalem school’s faith in coexistence
Mohammed Abu Khdeir's high school was uniquely sensitive to Jewish tragedy, but that’s changed now.
Upsetting the Golan Druze apple cart at Quneitra
The capture by rebel forces of the border crossing between Syria and Israel's Golan Heights jeopardizes apple exports and the passage to Damascus of Druze college students.
Smoking gun missing from Shin Bet transcript on Hamas coup plot
Dozens of investigators questioned lead suspect Riad Nasser almost around the clock, amounting to hundreds of pages of transcripts, far more than the norm.
Israel should have drawn its red line with Hamas far sooner
Israel's best strategy should Hamas renew the violence is not escalation but responding in equal measure, for only tit-for-tat creates a power symmetry that induces cooperation.
Turkey's new PM: No hope of 'normalizing' Israel ties until Gaza blockade ends
Turkey was once Israel's closest regional ally in the region, but former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been a strident critic of its treatment of the Palestinians.
Abbas, in protocol of Doha meeting: PA will give Israel authority of West Bank if border talks fail
Protocol from meeting quotes Palestinian president's message to Israeli official in August; during meeting, Abbas reportedly accused Hamas' Khaled Meshal of breaching reconciliation and orchestrating coup.
Report: Azerbaijan buying Israeli coast-guard vessels
Jane's confirms that Muslim nation purchased 12 boats, based on photographs on website of Azerbaijani president.
U.K., France, Egypt denounce Israeli appropriation of West Bank land
On Sunday, Israel announced the appropriation of land in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem, a move which an anti-settlement group said was the biggest such claim in 30 years.
Heavy fighting between rebels and Assad forces near Syria border
Battle over control of the Quneitra border renews; errant mortar shell falls in Israel.
You don't know me anymore, Lord. Not after Gaza
Wherever we find ourselves this Rosh Hashanah, 450 children will be sitting beside us, uninvited. They will neither squirm nor feel restless. But we will. They were alive last year, and now they are dead.
Israeli army opens more combat roles to women
Six female recruits inducted into special unit in the artillery corps are already undergoing basic training.
Missing my friends in Gaza
After seven weeks of hell, my heart goes out to the children an hour’s drive away whom Israel does not let me watch grow up.
Palestinian held for week over anti-army Facebook posts
AG approved interrogation of Zahda Suheib, 32, for writing that Golani commander should 'go to hell.'
UN withdrawal and Syria drone point to new order in Golan
After four decades, UN supervision on the Syrian border is about to end and Assad’s military is being replaced by more hostile forces.
U.S.: Israel's West Bank land grab 'counterproductive' to two-state solution
State Department urges Israel's government to reverse its decision to lay claim to land belonging to five Palestinian villages.
Syria Islamists say Filipino UN troops were freed, but Fijians still held
Nusra Front says it released 35 Filipino peacekeepers, contradicting reports that the men had escaped under cover of darkness; group says will free Fijians in return for humanitarian aid.
Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land
Takeover from five Palestinian villages is biggest West Bank land appropriation in 30 years, says Peace Now; settlers laud Netanyahu, Ya'alon, government.
'ICC can't probe Israel on war crimes until Palestinians join court'
International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensoud rejects allegations that the court avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza due to political pressure.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
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  International Solidarity Movement
 
29th August 2014 - Bil'in Weekly demonstration
8/31/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - In celebration of victory in Gaza, and the thirteenth anniversary of the martyrdom of Abu Ali Mustafa this week, two activists were arrested at the Bil'in demonstration. Further to this dozens of demonstrators suffered frominhalation of tear gas. The demonstration...
29th August 2014 - Nablus Team, Kufr Qaddum
8/31/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - A hundred or more Kufr Qaddum villagers, accompanied by international and Israeli solidarity activists, participated in a regular protest after the prayerthis Friday. Several hours before the demo started, the village youth blockaded part of the main village road and monitored the...
  Palestine News Network
 
  Uruknet
 
[Uruknet 109221 02-sep-2014 11:37 ECT] When children pay the price
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014- Since the war on Gaza started, hardly a day goes by without news of children killed in an air raid, rocket shelling, or gunboat fire. The youngest so far was Mayada Mohamed Aslan, a six-week-old infant who...
[Uruknet 109220 02-sep-2014 04:06 ECT] Mission imprecision: the unexploded ordnance war
2 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - In September of 2006, Haaretz quoted the head of an Israeli Army rocket unit on his military s performance during the recent 34-day war on Lebanon: "What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire...
[Uruknet 109219 02-sep-2014 03:54 ECT] The truth about operation Iraqi liberation (take II)
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - ...The sovereign state of Iraq was destroyed through the March 2003 US/UK-led military invasion. Subsequently, by way of "de-Ba athification" and a brutal military occupation, US administrators immediately employed a "divide-and-conquer" strategy to rule Iraq. The...
[Uruknet 109218 02-sep-2014 02:59 ECT] Moral blackmail still stifles debate on Israel
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Israel s latest attempt to subdue the Palestinian resistance by putting its systematic genocide on high gear has yielded in some unintended consequences: international media interest in Gaza; challenge to the blind toeing of the extreme...
[Uruknet 109217 02-sep-2014 02:34 ECT] Doctors tackle damaged minds amid Gaza s post-war destruction
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - In a ward at Shifa, Gaza s largest hospital, child therapist Rabeea Hamouda is trying to elicit a response from two small brothers, Omar and Mohammed, aged three and 18 months, hoping for some words or...
[Uruknet 109216 02-sep-2014 02:01 ECT] Listen: "Love in the Time of Genocide" performed by Haidar Eid
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - In this video, the Palestinian intellectual and activist Haidar Eid, in Gaza, performs "Love in the Time of Genocide," adapted from a poem by the late Egyptian poet Abdul Rahim Mansour. The words are unadorned, but...
[Uruknet 109215 02-sep-2014 01:55 ECT] How Israel uses Caterpillar machinery to carry out extrajudicial executions
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - On Monday 11 August, the Israeli army used a militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer in an attempt to arrest 24-year-old Zakaria al-Aqra at his home in the village of Qabalan near Nablus in the occupied West Bank.The...
[Uruknet 109214 02-sep-2014 01:51 ECT] "Are there warplanes overhead, dad?"
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - "Get up shahida, get up," my son Muhammad said to his sister Nadine early on Friday as he tried to wake her up. He used the Arabic word usually translated to English as "martyr" after he...
[Uruknet 109213 02-sep-2014 01:45 ECT] Israel in the docks at the ICC- a not so distant possibility?
1 Sep 2014 - August 16, 2014 - Israel s military offensive on Gaza has devastated the small coastal enclave. During the lull of hostilities, part of a recently extended ceasefire, the damage is being assessed and calls for justice are growing stronger. Last...
[Uruknet 109212 02-sep-2014 01:34 ECT] Syria News - August 15, 2014
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - By the end of today Friday, LCC has documented the fall of 68 martyrs including 10 children, 7 women and 5 martyrs under torture. 25 martyrs were reported in Daraa, 20 in Aleppo, 10 in Damascus...
[Uruknet 109211 02-sep-2014 01:30 ECT] Why US Airstrikes Will Only Strengthen ISIS Bombing the Caliphate
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - ....Now, if the United States doesn t do something stupid-like bombing this newly declared caliphate and its army-IS will likely be consumed by the fires of its own extremism. All manner of groups fought alongside IS...
[Uruknet 109210 02-sep-2014 01:27 ECT] Homeless Gazans struggle to find shelter
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Manal Abu Assar, 39, took a few moments to wash her children s clothes in the park next to al-Shifa Hospital, where her family has set up a tent. She took advantage of the absence of...
[Uruknet 109209 02-sep-2014 01:20 ECT] Civilians Killed in US and Iraqi Raids in Northern Iraq (Video)
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Today (Friday) more than 20 people were killed, more than half of which were children in both US and Iraqi raids in northern Iraq in two regions , Kerkuk and Nineveh to the north of Iraq, at...
[Uruknet 109208 02-sep-2014 00:28 ECT] Iraq snapshot - August 15, 2014.
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - So few want to admit that. In part because they whored for Nouri al-Maliki and in part because they lack the ability to they were wrong to cheer Nouri on. The man was a tyrant and...
[Uruknet 109207 02-sep-2014 00:20 ECT] Chronicles of a Death Foretold: The Kerry Negotiations
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Farsighted observers saw it coming. For them, the apparent breakdown in April 2014 of the initiative launched by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry amid much fanfare nine months earlier, in August 2013, came as no...
[Uruknet 109206 02-sep-2014 00:17 ECT] Ray Odierno: Living in the Third Person about Iraq
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - .... The very factors Odierno speaks today of almost as if he was an independent third party dispassionately looking back are the same ones he was responsible for resolving over his many years of command in Iraq....
[Uruknet 109205 02-sep-2014 00:08 ECT] Gitmo Detainee s Lawyers Can t Describe Video
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - - Lawyers for a hunger-striking detainee must abide by restrictions barring the "distribution of, or discussion of" videos of their client s forcible cell extractions taking him to his force-feedings, a federal judge ruled. Syrian-born detainee...
[Uruknet 109204 02-sep-2014 00:05 ECT] Israel s Incessant Death-State Concept The "Defense" Addiction
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Only a cold diagnosis would be proper for such a horror as has been inflicted upon the Palestinians during the gruesome Operation Protective Edge and seven decades of occupation. The Israeli State has become pathological (or...
[Uruknet 109203 02-sep-2014 00:00 ECT] Syria : At least 8 Palestinians tortured to death in the last week
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - There are 2,433 documented Palestinian casualties of the Syrian war so far, the overwhelming majority at the hands of Assad forces and proxies. At least 230 of these martyrs have been met by a particularly gruesome...
[Uruknet 109202 01-sep-2014 23:54 ECT] Under Occupation The Shortest Distance Between Palestine and Ferguson
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 -The superficially coincidental images coming from both Gaza and Ferguson this month have created some surprising and sudden currents of solidarity. Many have looked on with amazement, for example, as Gazans offer tips via twitter to those...
[Uruknet 109201 01-sep-2014 23:51 ECT] Nobody s Expendable The Fallacious Human Shield and Collateral Damage Arguments
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 -The human shield argument, in the news today from Israel and the war with Gaza and in the ongoing debates about drones, is similar to the collateral damage argument. Let s take the collateral damage argument first. (...
[Uruknet 109200 01-sep-2014 23:46 ECT] Gaza: a testing ground for Israeli military technology -
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Israel may be a relatively small state, but it is the largest per-capita weapons exporter in the world. The Israeli arms companies have the advantage in marketing their products around the world, because they can claim...
[Uruknet 109199 01-sep-2014 23:32 ECT] Living under occupation in Ferguson
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - SINCE 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by an unidentified police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9, the majority Black city just outside of St. Louis has been rocked by protests against the racism...
[Uruknet 109198 01-sep-2014 23:25 ECT] New found interest in Iraqi women?
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Religious minority women have been targeted since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. You re only just now noticing? Are you five-years-old or six?....It looks less like you care about Iraqi women -- you clearly...
[Uruknet 109197 01-sep-2014 23:16 ECT] 10 things that have changed forever on Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are deployed with one grand mission: Absolve Israel of any responsibility in its acts of carnage. These apologists not only demonise Palestinians, but also...
[Uruknet 109196 01-sep-2014 23:02 ECT] Canada and Israel: An anti-Arab stance?
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - The Harper Government is shaming and embarrassing Canadian citizens and Canada s international image, demonstrated through them losing a seat at the United Nations Security Council due to their foreign policy stances, one being in relation...
[Uruknet 109195 01-sep-2014 22:54 ECT] Palestinians express "solidarity with the people of Ferguson" in Mike Brown statement
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Palestinian groups and individuals inside and outside of historic Palestine have signed the following statement in solidarity with their brethren in Ferguson, Missouri. Unsurprisingly, many of the police deployed to crush unarmed protesters demanding justice for...
[Uruknet 109194 01-sep-2014 22:01 ECT] Palestinian refugees mark one year of return to destroyed village
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Kufr Birim is one of the hundreds of Palestinian villages depopulated by Zionist militas during the Nakba (Arabic for "catastrophe") - the ethnic cleansing which led to Israel s foundation in 1948. Earlier this month, activists...
[Uruknet 109193 01-sep-2014 17:57 ECT] Football fan slain by Israel predicted he would be next martyr
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - "If you call his number now, no one will answer. The friend you used to call so frequently is gone," said Muhammad Qattri s mother, Um Muhammad. She held her slain son s phone and was...
[Uruknet 109192 01-sep-2014 17:11 ECT] The implications of the Israeli war on Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Most of the news reporting and analysis concerning what is happening in Gaza has left out two crucial issues: the human context and the long-term implications of Israel s war against this impoverished territory. Gaza, the...
  Misc
 
Egypt police killed in Sinai attack
BBC 2 Sep 2014 - At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing
BBC 2 Sep 2014 - Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
Hannibal Directive Focus of War Crimes Inquiry
Tikun Olam 2 Sep 2014 - IDF Col. Ofer Winter’s approach to Rafah: apres moi, le deluge. The Israeli attorney general and military prosecutor have begun investigations of numerous incidents during Operation Protective Edge which may reach to the level of war crimes : While fighting still raged, the government and IDF appointed...
Embarking on the path to jihad
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - How Americans join the fight in Syria
VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’
BBC 1 Sep 2014 - The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
Israel seizes 1000 acres from 5 Palestinian villages to build new settlement in response to teens’ abduction
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 -
Alvin Rosenfeld’s Holocaust complaint
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 - This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. You have to wonder about Holocaust Deniers – and Holocaust Complainers. Holocaust Complainers cry foul when the Holocaust is used against Israel’s injustice...
Richard Cohen says he married Israel and has been faithful during ups and downs
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 - Longtime Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has a book coming out in two weeks called Israel: Is It Good for the Jews ?  a question that Cohen answers in the affirmative. From his publisher, Simon and Schuster: A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own),...
I see five bears
Mondoweiss 1 Sep 2014 - I consider myself outdoorsy but it upset me that I’d never seen a bear in the wild. I’ve seen bobcat, rattlesnake , fox, moose, marten, and mink, but as I often complained, outside of a zoo I’d only seen a bear on the streets of Mumbai, with a...
Judaism’s hijacking by Zionists drives 70% of secular Jews to marry non-Jews– Koppman at Huffpo
Mondoweiss 31 Aug 2014 - Steve Koppman is a playwright and the author of a book on Jewish Folklore. At Huffington Post he has published an anti-Zionist piece  that says Jews should be supporting the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement because it epitomizes the best of Jewish values in opposition...
  Misc2
 
ISIS and al-Qaeda: Similarities and differences
Al-Akhbar Blogs 2 Sep 2014 - There is a fervent Saudi attempt to isolate the phenomenon of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to regard it as a phenomenon unrelated to elements in contemporary Arab political culture (or to American foreign policy legacy, for that matter). read more
On destroying the Lebanese public library of architecture
Al-Akhbar Blogs 2 Sep 2014 - Can something be said too many times? Tripoli is dying. Here you go. Contrary to popular belief, it is not already dead, but dying. Its people are still somehow circulating its decaying streets. Its downtown and old quarters are still trying to pump life into the...
For a media charter that shuns sectarian incitement
Al-Akhbar Opinion 1 Sep 2014 - The flag used by ISIS. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The flag used by ISIS. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The Lebanese justice minister suddenly found out about a group of young people who burned the flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He seemed unaware that...
Syria’s war changes Damascus’ economic map
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Ayham al-Ahmed (R), a resident of Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, is helped by friends to push his piano in the middle of the street on June 26, 2014.(Photo: AFP-Rami al-Sayed) Ayham al-Ahmed (R), a resident of Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, is helped by friends...
Relatives of kidnapped Iraqi soldiers storm Parliament
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Iraqi fighters sit at the back of vehicles on September 1, 2014 as they drive near the Iraqi city of Udame in the Diyala province after Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadi-besieged Shiite town of Amerli. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad al-Rubaye) Iraqi fighters sit at...
The Lebanese Islamic State declares war on online pornography
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Lebanon's Ministry of Telecommunications recently announced the banning of several pornographic websites. (Illustration: Dario) Lebanon's Ministry of Telecommunications recently announced the banning of several pornographic websites. (Illustration: Dario) It is not a question of freedom, as it may seem. It is a little more complicated than...
Saudi Arabia beheads three Syrian drug traffickers
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Three Syrians convicted of drug trafficking were executed by the sword in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the interior ministry announced. Hamud Hassoun, Hassan Musalamani, and Yussef al-Halqi were all arrested with a "large amount of banned amphetamine pills", said three separate statements on the official SPA...
Eleven Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai attack
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Eleven Egyptian policemen were killed when a roadside bomb blast struck their armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security officials said. Islamist militants have claimed a string of attacks that have killed scores of policemen and soldiers, mostly in north Sinai, since the...
Lebanese Parliament fails to elect president for 11th time
Al-Akhbar News 2 Sep 2014 - Lebanon on Tuesday failed to choose a new president for the 11th time since April as a main bloc of legislators kept up with their boycott of the vote. Only about 50 of Lebanon's 128 MPs arrived to Parliament in an unremarkable saga to fill a...
The opening of Gaza’s border crossings: The devil is in the details
Al-Akhbar Politics 1 Sep 2014 - A truck loaded with goods drives after entering the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing on August 28, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza. (Photo: AFP-Said Khatib) A truck loaded with goods drives after entering the Gaza Strip from Israel through the...
Why did the Islamic State behead the Sunni soldier first?
Al-Akhbar Politics 1 Sep 2014 - Mohammad al-Qaderi (R), a Lebanese solider kidnapped along with three other soldiers and a police officer by al-Nusra Front, celebrates with relatives and friends after his release on August 31, 2014, in the town of Ghazze in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (Photo: AFP) Mohammad al-Qaderi (R), a...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 1 Sep 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 1 Sep 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 1 Sep 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 1 Sep 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
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Eric Cantor Joining Wall Street Investment Bank
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining a Wall Street investment bank as vice-chairman and managing director. Click here for the rest of the article...
Open Letter: Jews in Turkey Can Stay Silent on Israel Operation in Gaza
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - Jews in Turkey are under no obligation to comment on Israel’s operation in Gaza, a group of Jewish intellectuals in Turkey said. Click here for the rest of the article...
Canadian Nazi Party Founder Running For Ontario Town Council Post
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - The founder of the Canadian Nazi Party, John Beattie, is running for deputy head of the town council in an Ontario community. Click here for the rest of the article...
SodaStream Considering Closing Its West Bank Factory
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is considering closing its West Bank factory. Click here for the rest of the article...
Police Ends Search for Terrorist Infiltrator in Central Israel
The Foward Breaking News 2 Sep 2014 - Police set up roadblocks in central Israel following intelligence information that a Palestinian terrorist may have infiltrated Israel near Netanya. Click here for the rest of the article...
U.S. Urges Israel To Reverse Planned West Bank Land Appropriation
The Foward Breaking News 31 Aug 2014 - The U.S. urged Israel to reverse its announcement of a massive land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the West Bank. Click here for the rest of the article...
Sprawling Abu Khdeir Family Spreads Deep Roots in Jerusalem — and U.S.
The Forward New 2 Sep 2014 - The Abu Khdeirs have deep roots in East Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian family’s American ties that have the Department of State worrying they may be ‘singled out’ for arrest by Israel. Click here for the rest of the article...
In Chicago, Poles and Jews Come Together for Lodz
The Forward New 1 Sep 2014 - A commemoration in Chicago marking 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto offers American Jews and Polish Americans the chance to find common ground. Click here for the rest of the article...
Sudan: Govt Shuts Down Iranian Cultural, Expels Diplomat
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese authorities on Monday ordered the closure of the Iranian Cultural Center in the capital Khartoum and other states, Sudan Tribune has learned.
Nigeria: Hajj Visa Delays Cause Concern
allAfrica.com 1 Sep 2014 - [Daily Trust]Kano, Dutse, Abuja and Kaduna -Nigerian Hajj stakeholders and prospective pilgrims have expressed concern over the failure of the Saudi authorities to start issuing visas for this year's pilgrimage, a week after they promised to do that and with just five days to the commencement...
Nigeria: Pilgrims Warned Against Illicit Drugs
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [Daily Trust]Ilorin -Intending pilgrims from Kwara State have been warned against taking illicit drugs to the holy land.
Kenya: Dubai Chamber Impressed at Kenya Prospects
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [CAJ News]Nairobi -THE Dubai Chamber of Commerce has identified Kenya as a favorable investment destination in East Africa.
Nigeria: Dubai Chamber Eyes Investment Opportunities in Nigeria, Others
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [Guardian]AHEAD of the second Africa Global Business Forum (AGBF) taking place this October in Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has developed a detailed study highlighting economic and investment potential in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African...
South Africa: EFF Condemns Israel's Move to Expropriate 400 Hectares of Palestinian Land in the West Bank
allAfrica.com 2 Sep 2014 - [EFF]Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the decision by Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of Palestinian Land in the West Bank. The Defence Ministry yesterday declared the area south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem a state land, which will be followed by construction of settlement for...
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 2 Sep 2014 - One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities. The post: Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up...
Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?
Sabbah report 2 Sep 2014 - Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations....
Gaza War Postmortems
Sabbah report 2 Sep 2014 - Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. The post: Gaza War Postmortems appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The real face of Israel army
Sabbah report 2 Sep 2014 - In civilian life, anyone suspected of manslaughter or murder is immediately arrested, with an investigation coming later. In the IOF the opposite is true. The post: The real face of Israel army appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers
Sabbah report 2 Sep 2014 - It’s just a matter of time before Israeli rampaging repeats. Expect Palestinians to be blamed for its crimes like always. The post: Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Another No-Peace Ceasefire
Sabbah report 2 Sep 2014 - What goes around, comes around. It’s just a matter of time. Israel deplores peace. Its entire history reflects conflict. The post: Another No-Peace Ceasefire appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
Jewish Voice for Peace Congressional Briefing
US Campaign to End the Occupation 2 Sep 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. If you'd like to support the critical work of Jewish Voice for Peace, please click here . Post Peace Talks: What's Next for Israel and...
Congressional Briefing: Examining Israel's discrimination against U.S. Citizens
US Campaign to End the Occupation 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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
 
Israeli forces shoot, critically injure Jerusalem teen
9/1/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager was critically wounded late Sunday after an Israeli soldier shot him in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet, relatives said. Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, from Wadi al-Joz suffered a fractured skull after being...
Report: Netanyahu says will not send delegation to Cairo talks
9/1/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo as stipulated by the ceasefire agreement that ended seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, Israeli media reported Monday. Channel 10 said in...
Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian grape vines in Beit Ummar
9/1/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers chopped down grape vines on Palestinian agricultural property in northern Beit Ummar on Monday, a popular committee spokesman said Monday. Muhammad Awwad said the settlers destroyed seven grape vines in the Wad Abu...
Israel seizes PA tax revenues, official says
9/1/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel has seized some 200 million shekels ($55 million) from monthly tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a senior Palestinian official told Ma'an on Monday. The official, who spoke on the condition...
9-year-old child dies from wounds sustained in Gaza war
9/1/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A nine-year-old boy died in Gaza on Monday from wounds sustained during Israel's recent offensive on the besieged enclave, medics said. Ziad al-Rifi was injured on Aug. 21 in an Israeli airstrike near his family...
Locals: Israeli forces detain 7 in Nablus refugee camp
9/1/2014 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided the al-Fara refugee camp in Nablus overnight and detained seven Palestinians, locals said. Witnesses told Ma'an that 15 military jeeps and armored personnel carriers raided the camp from several directions and broke into...
Wounded Gazans struggle to find treatment after war
9/1/2014 - GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Still in shock weeks after an Israeli shell blast shredded his arm and killed four members of his family, Ahmed Ayyad is one of many wounded Palestinians in Gaza now needing long-term care. But many of the organizations charged...
Israeli forces fire tear gas near East Jerusalem schools
9/1/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at schools in the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Monday, with dozens of parents and children suffering gas inhalation. A member of a parents committee, Hasan Abdo, told Ma'...
Haniyeh discusses next steps in Gaza with Egypt, Qatar
9/1/2014 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday urged Egyptian intelligence officials to hold Israel to the stipulations of the ceasefire agreement it signed to end hostilities in Gaza, a statement from Haniyeh's office said. Haniyeh...
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan monitors
9/1/2014 - GOLAN HEIGHTS (AFP) -- Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents. The unrest on Israel's doorstep...
Hamdallah discusses Gaza reconstruction with UN rep
9/1/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with a representative of the UN's Office for Project Services on Monday to discuss the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the Israeli assault, a statement said. Hamdallah...
Egypt slams Israel plan to seize Palestinian land
9/1/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- Egypt on Monday denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement. On Sunday, Israel said it would expropriate 4,000 dunams (1,000 acres) of...
PA to pay Hamas employees in Gaza
9/1/2014 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority will pay Hamas civil servants in Gaza on Wednesday, ending a months-long salary crisis following the announcement of a unity government. Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouq said an agreement was reached between Hamas and...
Israeli forces detain 2 in Hebron arrest raids
9/1/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinians in the Hebron town of Beit Ummar on Monday, a local committee said. Muhammad Awad, the spokesperson for Beit Ummar's popular committee, said Israeli soldiers detained Mahmoud Adel Hasan Muqbel, 17...
Iran FM to meet EU's Ashton in Brussels Monday
9/1/2014 - TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels Monday, following fresh US sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear program. Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, has shepherded...
Police rescue unemployed Hebron man who tried to hang himself
9/1/2014 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian police rescued a man who tried to commit suicide in Hebron on Monday because he couldn't find work, police said. Mahmoud Nimir al-Humouz, 29, from al-Fawwar refugee camp, went to the roof of a building...
Rights group: IS using cluster bombs
9/1/2014 - BEIRUT (AFP) -- Islamic State militants have used cluster munitions in Syria in at least one location and Syria's regime is continuing to use the widely banned weapon, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The New York-based group, citing reports from local...
UN: 1,420 people killed in Iraq in August
9/1/2014 - BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Violence in Iraq left at least 1,420 people dead in August as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by Islamic State-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday. At least 1,370 people were wounded during the same period, the...
UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes
9/1/2014 - GENEVA (AFP) -- The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate atrocities committed by Islamic State militants. The 47 members of the United Nations' top rights body accepted without a vote a...
  The Guardian
 
Steve Bell on Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin cartoon
1 Sep 2014 - Continue reading...
Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK
1 Sep 2014 - British foreign secretary urges Israel to reverse decision to seize 990 acres of Palestinian land near Gvaot to create new city The UK and...
What can forensic architecture reveal about the conflict in Gaza?
1 Sep 2014 - Bulldozing new roads, using buildings as weapons ... to the Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, city warfare leaves clues in the very architecture. Hes piecing together...
A very British bubble of global tensions and local solutions
1 Sep 2014 - The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Muslim Council of Britain have unveiled a joint declaration condemning Islamophobia and antisemitism just the...
US urges Israel to reverse appropriation of land for West Bank settlement
31 Aug 2014 - Israel has claimed almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem, in a move Palestinians say will only increase tension The United States has criticised Israels announcement...
Israel estimates cost of Gaza conflict at £1.5bn
31 Aug 2014 - Education sector likely to be hardest hit as Binyamin Netanyahu seeks 2% cut to government spending to offset cost of Gaza war Israel has...
As leaders of UK Jews and Muslims we say: we are two faiths with one message | Vivian Wineman and Shuja Shafi
1 Sep 2014 - War in Gaza and Israel has strained Muslim-Jewish relations. But well work together to stop differences over that conflict defining us A few days...
UK, EU, and Nato - all in need of a 'new world order'?
2 Sep 2014 - Nation state boundaries less and less relevant All conflicts are connected Federalism not necessarily a dirty word More than 50 years ago, Henry Kissinger,...
Israeli and Palestinian groups criticise land appropriation in West Bank - video
1 Sep 2014 - Representatives of the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now and a Palestinian local council express their concerns about the Israeli government's move to claim 1000...
  Daily Star
 
Hamas' popularity skyrockets after Gaza war
2 Sep 2014 The popularity of Hamas among Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip spikes significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to a new opinion poll.
Egypt military academy stampede kills 9
2 Sep 2014 Nine people killed in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets, the army says in a statement.
Attack on army convoy kills 10 in Egypt's Sinai
2 Sep 2014 An attack on an army convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula kills 10 soldiers, security and medical sources say.
Sudan orders closure of Iran cultural centers
2 Sep 2014 Sudan orders Iran to close its cultural centers and given their managers 72 hours to leave the country, in a shock to generally close relations.
Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August: UN
2 Sep 2014 A record 4.1 million people in Syria receive food rations due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s WFP says.
Berri postpones Lebanon's presidential election to Sept. 23
2 Sep 2014 Lebanese lawmakers fail to elect a new president for an eleventh time, prompting Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone the voting session to Sept. 23.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Russia orders deportation of Israeli Chabad rabbi
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Police recommend indicting ex-IDF chief Ashkenazi, others over Harpaz affair
Ha'aretz - 2 Sep 2014
Working like Zionist pioneers, to save Amharic
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Channel 2 to split into two 24/7 stations after March 31
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Cabinet to mull reform trimming hospital bosses' power
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Israel's deputy state prosecutor hits and kills jogger in Haifa
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Netanyahu to students in south: Study and learn, for the sake of us all
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Despite reform, school guards to take guns home
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Beit Shemesh splits school into Haredi, secular wings
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
Study: Psychometric tests predict academic success better than Israeli matriculation exams
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
After Gaza op, Israeli school year opens with looming budget cuts
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
State: Banner calling on soldiers to 'pound' Gaza doesn't constitute incitement
Ha'aretz - 1 Sep 2014
After more than a decade, Jerusalem is to have chief rabbis again
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Tel Aviv university is start-up campus
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Knesset member seeks 'full civic partnership’ law for Arab minority
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
10 things you probably didn’t know about the border kibbutzim that starred in Gaza war
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
Why would anyone live on the Gaza border?
Ha'aretz - 31 Aug 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Danes: Israel is a child-killer state
The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten said that a recent opinion poll it conducted showed that more than 70 percent of the Danish people believe that Israel is a child-killer state.
IOF knocks down 10 Palestinian structures
The Israeli occupation forces on Monday demolished 10 Palestinian constructions in Khirbet al-Rahwa hamlet, south of the West Bank city of al-Khalil.
Hamas: Palestinian unity “red line,†smear campaigns must be over
Hamas has slammed the press releases targeting the Palestinian national unity and the spirit of compromise long fostered and nurtured by the Palestinian resistance during the latest Israeli offensive.
Rights groups push for investigating Israel’s shelling of UNRWA shelters
Mezan and Adaleh centers for human rights called for an immediate launch of an investigation into Israel’s shelling of Gaza-based UNRWA shelters and relief facilities during its military operation.
Israeli police still ban entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque
A group of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli policemen on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, while there is still an entry ban on all Palestinian women.
Jewish settlers cut trees in al-Khalil village
Jewish settlers cut Palestinian trees in Beit Ummar village, to the north of al-Khalil, on Monday morning.
IOA to release, deport two Palestinian officials
Israeli Occupation Authorities are expected to release on Monday the Jerusalemite MP Mohamed Totah and the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khaled Abu Arafa.
More than one million Jewish settlers in the West Bank
Dr. Hanna Isa revealed that the number of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem has reached 503 settlements, and that the number of the settlers there is more than a million.
Hamas calls for curbing Israel's settlement escalation in W. Bank
Hamas denounced Israel's grave escalation of its settlement and Judaization activities in the West Bank and Jerusalem, calling on human rights groups to legally intervene to curb such escalation.
Israeli economy minister: Killing Palestinians brings life to Israel
Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday that killing Palestinian brings life to Israel.
  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
 
Russia to 'amend defence policy' towards NATO
09/02/2014 - Moscow vows to adopt beefed up military policy over NATO plans to create rapid-response force in wake of Ukraine crisis.
UN body to probe Islamic State crimes in Iraq
09/01/2014 - Human Rights Council decides to send team to investigate abuses and crimes, including massacres and forced conversions.
US forces target al-Shabab in Somalia
09/02/2014 - US military forces conduct operation against armed group that is seeking to topple Somali government.
Fresh unrest in Lesotho thwarts PM's return
09/02/2014 - Tom Thabane fled to South Africa on Saturday amid coup rumours, and was set to return to the country to reclaim power.
France bans Muslim worker from nuclear sites
09/02/2014 - French court upholds ban citing "religious radicalisation" but his lawyer calls it a case of Islamophobia.
Egypt security forces killed in Sinai attacks
09/02/2014 - Officials say bomb attack killed 11 soldiers in region, where attacks on army have been regular since 2013 coup.
Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State
09/01/2014 - Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.
What are Russia's plans for eastern Ukraine?
09/01/2014 - The EU threatens further sanctions amid continuing accusations of Russian military involvement in Ukraine.
  New York Times
 
Op-Ed Contributors: ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline
2 Sep 2014 - Amid the mayhem of war, the trade in looted antiquities is thriving, and ISIS is careful to take its cut.
World Briefing: Israel: U.N. Chief Criticizes Seizing of West Bank Land
1 Sep 2014 - Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations added his voice on Monday to the criticism of Israel over its seizing of nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem.
U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
1 Sep 2014 - The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Militants Add Cluster Bombing to Tactics, Rights Group Says
1 Sep 2014 - Human Rights Watch said there was evidence that the extremist group used the munitions in July and August as it fought in northern Syria.
Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors
1 Sep 2014 - The Kurdish pesh merga collapse left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path, further calling into question fundamental assumptions about Iraq’s security.
Trying to Rebuild a Kurdish Defense Force
1 Sep 2014 - When ISIS militants rolled into Kurdistan in August, the collapse of the pesh merga left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path.
U.N. to Send Team to Iraq for Inquiry on ISIS Acts
1 Sep 2014 - The council adopted a resolution without a vote, calling for a team to be sent to Iraq to look into killings and other atrocities.
Op-Ed Contributors: To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria
1 Sep 2014 - To win this war, the West must promote power sharing in Damascus. Even Iran and Saudi Arabia seem willing to help.
Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem
31 Aug 2014 - The move could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion and challenging world opinion.
Affiliate of Al Qaeda Confirms Capture of U.N. Peacekeepers in Syria
31 Aug 2014 - The Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, said it had seized more than 40 peacekeepers because the United Nations failed to help the people of Syria during the country’s civil war.
Syrian Rebels Trade Fire With Troops From U.N.
31 Aug 2014 - Gunfire broke out on Saturday between United Nations peacekeepers in southern Syria and the Islamist rebels who had been surrounding their base near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
U.S. Strikes Militants Besieging Turkmen in Iraq
30 Aug 2014 - American planes struck the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and dropped food, water and aid near the northern town of Amerli.
Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran’s Leader Toughens Talk
30 Aug 2014 - In the second year of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency, he has struck a new tone, echoing the longstanding Iranian view that the United States can never be trusted.
John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66
30 Aug 2014 - Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Liberman thanks US for support during Operation Protective Edge
2 Sep 2014 - Reps. Eliot Engel and Ed Royce meet with FM, say Israel should not be expected to negotiate with Hamas, who desires Jewish state's destruction.
Abbas plan calls for Israeli pullout from West Bank within three years
2 Sep 2014 - Details of the Palestinian leader's peace plan was revealed on Tuesday by the former religious endowments minister, Mahmoud al-Habash.
Naftali Bennett, not Netanyahu is the leader of Israel's Right, poll finds
2 Sep 2014 - 39 percent of respondents said the Bayit Yehudi leader best represents views of the Right versus 28 percent who selected Netanyahu.
Following alert of terrorist infiltration from West Bank, police arrest suspect
2 Sep 2014 - After security forces conducted sweeps of Kfar Yona region near Netanya, suspect arrested in his car in Taibe.
Lapid, Flug spar on 2015 budget, espouse differing understanding of deficits
2 Sep 2014 - Though they agreed the deficit could increase from the planned 2.5% to 3%, Lapid argued that higher deficits were preferable to further cuts and to tax increases.
Police recommend that former IDF chief Ashkenazi be indicted in Harpaz Affair
2 Sep 2014 - Former IDF chief allegedly failed to alert police to existence of forged document; police also recommend Ashkenazi's associates Avi Benayahu and Erez Winner be indicted.
Lapid slams West Bank land appropriation: Why anger US and world?
2 Sep 2014 - "This was a grab that was not brought before the cabinet and at this time simply causes damage to the State of Israel," finance minister says.
Palestinian official: Israel imperils Gaza cease-fire if it ignores talks
2 Sep 2014 - Gaza news: According to Channel 10, Netanyahu has stated that there are no preparations being made for the Cairo talks.
EU threatens Israel with total ban of poultry unless it marks products from settlements
2 Sep 2014 - Last month, a Foreign Ministry official warned that EU legislation could lead to a wholesale refusal to accept any Israeli exports produced in the West Bank, Golan Heights, and east Jerusalem.
Olmert's retrial on acquittal in case which led to his downfall reconvenes later this month
2 Sep 2014 - In Talansky Affair, round two will grapple with damning Zaken tapes.
UN chief Ban condemns Israeli appropriation of West Bank land
1 Sep 2014 - "The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which – as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions – is illegal," UN chief says.
Architect of the Cold War
1 Sep 2014 - The annals of the international crisis between Russia and the US will reserve a position of honor for Bill Browder, a former Putin ally who is now one of his bitterest enemies.
Girl lightly injured after rocks thrown at bus in Jerusalem
1 Sep 2014 - Later on Monday, an Israeli was lightly injured in the West Bank after a firebomb was hurled at a bus he was riding in.
Ireland demands review of UN Golan Heights mandate
1 Sep 2014 - Islamist fighters overran a crossing point in the line that has separated Israelis from Syrians in the Golan Heights since 1973.
Pupils in South receive festive welcome on first day back to school
1 Sep 2014 - Rozen-Edelman, who teaches 7-12 graders, recounted a horrifying summer, running to her bomb shelter within the 15 seconds alarm frame.
Analysis: Talansky retrial could seal Olmert's fate on Holyland appeal
1 Sep 2014 - Olmert has probably now lost any benefit of the doubt he had with the Supreme Court.
Israeli Arab town goes on strike in show of solidarity with murdered school principal
1 Sep 2014 - "The Jerusalem Post" spoke with residents of the city who appeared upset and complained about the lack of security.
Beit Shemesh municipality forcibly divides school premises and moves in haredi girls school
1 Sep 2014 - Ministry of Education labels municipality’s actions illegal and says closure order against division will shortly be issued.
Turkey's new premier says 'no hope' of normalizing ties with Israel unless Gaza blockade lifted
1 Sep 2014 - Ahmet Davutoglu offered no suggestion of any change of emphasize in policies pursued with greater or lesser vigor over the last 11 years by Tayyip Erdogan.
PA chief Abbas: Hamas leader Mashaal is a liar
1 Sep 2014 - Protocol of meeting between Abbas and Qatar emir leaked to Lebanese paper; Abbas allegedly told the emir that Hamas has been working to foil and bring down the PA ever since its establishment.
Birthright alumni more supportive of Gaza op than general population
1 Sep 2014 - While a recent Gallup poll showed only a quarter of American 18-29 year olds considered Israeli actions justified, thirty two percent of Birthright participants deemed them “completely justified.”
Thousands in Britain rally against rise in anti-Semitism
1 Sep 2014 - The rally Sunday outside the Royal Courts of Justice was organized by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.
Jerusalem Post News: September 1, 2014
1 Sep 2014 - JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Report: Joan Rivers being brought out of induced coma, family to sue doctors
1 Sep 2014 - Sources tell 'NY Daily News' that River's family considering suing over botched procedure.
  YNet News
 
Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Russian forces strengthening positions in Ukraine
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Saudi pipeline set alight after shots fired at security patrol
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Palestinian negotiator to push statehood case with Kerry
2 Sep 2014 - ....
Debunking claims of failure in Gaza
1 Sep 2014 - Analysis: The recent Gaza conflict has already been called World War III: an asymmetric battle between western democracies and guerrilla warfare and terrorism. They can always claim to have won. But we can beat them, and we're on the right track - it just takes time. ....
Infant wounded by stones thrown at bus in Jerusalem
1 Sep 2014 - Two-and-a-half-year-old infant and bus driver lightly wounded in two separate incidents in capital and Tapuach area. Security forces scanned both areas but failed to locate suspects. ....
Ukraine: Russia's 'open aggression' driving rebel advance
1 Sep 2014 - Poroshenko to make high-level changes in Army personnel; Russia denies military involvement in the east; China: More EU sanctions will complicate the crisis. ....
Thousands attend funeral of Staff Sgt. Shalev
1 Sep 2014 - Hundreds of paratroopers turn out to accompany their friend, who fought for his for almost six weeks, to his final resting place on the Golan.....
Beit Shemesh school closes gates on first day following Haredi takeover
1 Sep 2014 - Secular parents in Beit Shemesh protest against dedication of classrooms for ultra-orthodox students; Ministry of Education issues closure order of haredi wing, says move is 'illegal'. ....
Ireland demands UN review Golan force mandate
1 Sep 2014 - Most heavily armed element of UN force in Syria warns it would not 'send any more troops' without assurances mission 'will change to adapt to new realities.'....
Filipino force defied UN commander during Syrian Golan crisis
1 Sep 2014 - Philippine military says UN peacekeeping commander on Heights should face investigation for asking troops to surrender to rebels.....
ISIS laptop reveals project to build biological weapons
1 Sep 2014 - Foreign Policy reports reveals contents of a laptop found in Syria, laying out instructions for building chemical weapons and detailing attempts to weaponize bubonic plague. ....
An investment in school books, not schools
1 Sep 2014 - Why, when everyone believes education is a priority, is Israel making its parents shell out more and more for superfluous textbooks? ....
'To my dear grandson, on your first day of school'
1 Sep 2014 - In a personal letter, President Rivlin tells grandson Shai and the children of Israel on the first day of school to remember to open their hearts to new friends, and always be thirsty for more knowledge. ....
'With love, Avram': Amulet son gave mother uncovered in Lodz Ghetto
31 Aug 2014 - The amulet recently unearthed in the ruins of the Lodz Ghetto was created by a son for his mother as a keepsake – in case he was sent to a death camp. ....
Israel's lone soldiers are 'never alone'
31 Aug 2014 - With more programs than ever for Diaspora Jews wishing to have an IDF experience, Israel does its best to ensure that those who volunteer have a home away from home. ....
 

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