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Seven, including A Child, Injured By Army Live Fire Near Ramallah
Another Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Forces near Ramallah
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during clashes, late on Friday, in the village of Silwad, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. ...
Several Palestinians Injured In Hebron
Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that many residents, including a child, have been injured after Israeli soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest at the northern entrance of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. ...
Dozens injured, Many Kidnapped In Occupied Jerusalem
Palestinian medical sources in occupied East Jerusalem have reported that scores of residents have been injured during clashes that took place in different parts of occupied Jerusalem following noon prayers, after the soldiers and police prevented thousands from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque. ...
Prisoners Suffer Intolerable Health Conditions
ISM Report on Huwwara Raid
At approximately 09:30, on October 22nd, settlers from the illegal settlement of Yizhar set fire to a Palestinian olive field above Huwwara village, just outside of Nablus. ...
Israeli Government Completes Plan to Impose Sovereignty on Area C
According to Israeli sources, the state has completed a plan, in the works since April of 2013, to impose its sovereignty over occupied Area C. ...
Israel Seizes 20 Dunams Near Salfit
Israeli violations negatively impacting olive industry Israeli authorities confiscated 20 dunams (approximately 5 acres) of Palestinian-owned land, today near the Jewish settlement bloc of Ariel, in the northern occupied West Bank. A UN official has noted that ongoing Israeli settler violence and imposed access restrictions continues to adversely affect the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians. ...
Overnight Attacks By Settlers Target Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem
Many Palestinians Injured By Army Fire Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked, overnight, several Palestinian homes in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked residents, cars and homes with stones, sticks and sharp objects. ...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
U.S. publicly humiliates Israeli defense minister as state visit ends
Ya'alon claims bad blood between him and the Obama administration was over, but learns they leaked that he was denied an audience with senior officials, upon returning to Israel.
Palestinian teen killed by IDF gunfire during West Bank protest
According to initial reports, five other Palestinian youths were wounded in the clashes; Hamas says boy, 14, was U.S. citizen.
Irish upper house backs Palestinian state
Seanad recognizes Palestine in nonbinding resolution, following British parliament's vote last week.
Ukraine FM interested in Israeli drones following visit
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin declares mutual trust between nations have strengthened despite effort 'to discredit Ukrainians.'
Jerusalem is divided, and Netanyahu remains out of touch
The prime minister and his policies aren't the only reasons for the intifada that has been raging in Jerusalem in recent months, but they made a decisive contribution to it.
Netanyahu: The master of chaos, the lord of the crisis
For a moment the next election looked very close. But after this week it has actually receded into the distance, although no one believes the government will last more than another year.
U.S. State Dept. temporarily bans personnel from using light rail in East Jerusalem
Month-long restriction announced a day after attack on light rail station left an infant dead, wounded seven.
State Dept. confirms baby killed in Jerusalem light rail attack was U.S. citizen
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki says U.S. officials in Jerusalem are assisting the family of three-month-old Haya Zissel-Brown following Wednesday's deadly attack.
Suspicious DVDs from Ehud Barak’s office discovered
Defense Ministry says labels indicate recordings are probably not the missing conversations allegedly linked to Israeli army brass affair.
Netanyahu vows to ‘return quiet and security’ to J'lem after attack, slams international ‘weakness’
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni says escalation is in part due to Israeli ‘provocations’
Family of Jerusalem light rail attacker insists he lost control of car
Though Silwan residents say Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi joined Hamas in prison, family says attacker who drove into light rail station, killing a baby and injuring seven adults, was politically unaffiliated.
Israel seals long-delayed $144 million missile deal with India
Under the plan, India will take delivery of 262 Barak 1 missiles over the course of about five years, starting in December of 2015.
Defense Minister Ya'alon: Middle East borders bound to change
But Moshe Ya'alon does not say whether his prediction applies to Israel.
Palestinian spokesman: Israel to blame for escalating violence
Hamas praises Jerusalem attack as 'daring operation' and 'natural response'; Netanyahu held Abbas accountable for the attack, saying he has incited Palestinians against Jews.
Baby killed, 7 hurt in Jerusalem terror attack; terrorist dies of gunshot wounds
Palestinian driver hits passengers disembarking from light rail; Netanyahu: Abbas responsible for Jerusalem attack.
Bennett to Netanyahu: Unfreeze settlement building or we'll destabilize coalition
Habayit Hayehudi warns that unless West Bank housing tenders start moving, it may stay away from no-confidence vote.
Jerusalem intifada could spark West Bank fire
After Wednesday's terrorist attack that killed a 3-month old baby, the public may finally pay attention to the violence bubbling in Jerusalem for months.
Israeli firm lands $2.2b security deal for Rio Olympics
Israelis will serve as a consultant and supply security systems, reports IsraelDefense. Security in Brazil is a 'challenge,' says VP.
Palestinian nationalism is adopting a political stance
We can argue about politics and what constitutes a political statement, but we cannot deny that the people of Sakhnin have a national identity that differs from that of the Jewish citizens of the state.
Report: Israel confirms Hamas planned mass tunnel attack
Hamas leader denies plan existed, pointing out Hamas never tried to attack civilians via its tunnels during 50-day war with Israel.
Australia and Israel sign mutual travel-work visa deal
Allies will issue 500 visas to allow young Aussies and Israelis to work in one another's countries for up to a year.
Two Israeli soldiers wounded in Egypt border attack
IDF investigation reveals that the militants who opened fire ambushed from Sinai area while attempting to smuggle drugs.
Minister Steinitz: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank would be 'committing suicide'
Intelligence and strategic defense minister cited post-disengagement Gaza, as well as Middle East turmoil, as proof that leaving West Bank would endanger Israel.
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Urgent Appeal to Palestinian President and Government: PCHR Warns of Consequences of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals and...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
PCHR report: Israeli attacks on fishermen in the Gaza Sea
10/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (1 - 30 September 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a...
Zionist settlers burn Palestinian olive grove
10/22/2014 - International Solidarity Movement - Nablus team, Huwwara, Occupied Palestine - This morning at approximately 09:30, settlers from the illegal settlement of  Yizhar sat fire to a Palestinian olive field above Huwwara village, just outside of Nablus. The settlers sat the land on fire from the top...
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  Uruknet
 
[Uruknet 109668 10-oct-2014 05:39 ECT] Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties caused...
[Uruknet 109667 10-oct-2014 05:20 ECT] Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end
10 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the "unprecedented" destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in...
[Uruknet 109666 10-oct-2014 03:54 ECT] The US, ISIS and Al Qaeda
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...The immediate problem with those warnings is that, according to U.S. intelligence experts, despite the shocking beheading of two captured American journalists, ISIS represents no immediate terrorist threat to the American heartland, nor is there any...
[Uruknet 109665 10-oct-2014 03:49 ECT] More of the Same An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - ...It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of...
[Uruknet 109664 10-oct-2014 03:44 ECT] Gaza beach massacre commemorated by child survivors
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach...
[Uruknet 109663 10-oct-2014 03:41 ECT] Iraq snapshot - September 10, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Chaos and violence continue, reality continues to look bad, but Barack just knows he can spin it, and much more. Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama gives an address on Iraq.He will most likely note the...
[Uruknet 109662 10-oct-2014 03:20 ECT] Iraqi Tajdeed movement says Abadi government does not suggest change is coming
9 Oct 2014 - September 10, 2014 - Iraq s Tajdeed Movement, headed by Iraq s former Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, has criticised the new government s composition saying it doesn t suggest that change is coming. The Anadolu news Agency reported a statement...
[Uruknet 109661 10-oct-2014 01:28 ECT] Syria News - September 9, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, LCC were able to document 121 martyrs including 9 women, 22 children and 4 martyrs under torture: 50 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 44 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in...
[Uruknet 109660 10-oct-2014 00:55 ECT] Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - I have been following the controversy swirling around the dehiring of Steven Salaita by unilateral fiat of the Chancellor of the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise. As is now widely known,...
[Uruknet 109659 10-oct-2014 00:49 ECT] American-Iranian Backed Government Forces Committing Ethnic Cleansing Massacres in Arab Sunni Majority Cities in Iraq
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- ...Since the American occupation awarded Iranian revolutionaries and Kurdish Peshmerga for collaborating with them in the invasion and occupation in Iraq, the militias of those two beneficiaries have been working hand in hand with occupation forces in...
[Uruknet 109658 10-oct-2014 00:32 ECT] ISISophobia or "The Mooslims Are Coming"
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ISIS has become the scare du jour of world politics. While ISIS is a profoundly disturbing phenomenon for which the world should develop some sort of response, the problem is that the Islamist movement has become...
[Uruknet 109657 10-oct-2014 00:26 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
[Uruknet 109656 09-oct-2014 23:57 ECT] For Gaza s children, safety is just a word
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 -As the smoke clears over Gaza and its residents begin to assess the damage of Israel s 50-day war, no group has been more traumatized than this enclave s children. They represent roughly half of Gaza s...
[Uruknet 109655 09-oct-2014 23:53 ECT] Hamas Rocket Launches Don t Explain Israel s Gaza Destruction
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being...
[Uruknet 109654 09-oct-2014 23:41 ECT] BREAKING WINDOWS: Corruption, Iraq, and American Empire
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ....To break windows is to commit an act of psychic as well as physical violence. This study argues that the American assault on Iraq aimed deliberately to break windows. The United States projected its own demons...
[Uruknet 109653 09-oct-2014 23:33 ECT] Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month...
[Uruknet 109652 09-oct-2014 06:28 ECT] Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week s NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve...
[Uruknet 109651 09-oct-2014 06:25 ECT] Giving up on the system: Leading Israeli human rights groups reject army request to file investigations on crimes in Gaza
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Israel s leading human rights groups will no longer provide information on solider misconduct to army investigators. After years of delayed military investigations for two Israeli wars in Gaza, the last without any army abuse convictions,...
[Uruknet 109650 09-oct-2014 06:22 ECT] Lieberman s renewed demilitarisation demands
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The aftermath of Israel s colonial massacre has resulted in a stronger Palestinian resistance. Only a few weeks after Iran s declaration to accelerate the process of armed resistance among Palestinians in Gaza and the West...
[Uruknet 109649 09-oct-2014 06:20 ECT] Iraq s Shi ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ...Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago.But the...
[Uruknet 109648 09-oct-2014 06:17 ECT] EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no...
[Uruknet 109647 09-oct-2014 06:11 ECT] Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East "Peace" Envoy
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... Though other Labour Party leaders have since endeavoured to jettison the pernicious legacy of the illegal Iraq war, Blair has steadfastly continued to maintain that he made the right decision . . ."If we hadn t removed Saddam...
[Uruknet 109646 09-oct-2014 06:08 ECT] Since the Truce into Force, 25 Shooting Incidents at Fishing Boats, Detention of 6 Fishermen and Confiscation of 3 Boats Reported
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is following up with concern the Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Strip waters within the allowed fishing area. The most recent violation took place...
[Uruknet 109645 09-oct-2014 06:02 ECT] A veil of silence on Iraqi regime barbaric crimesThe corporate media are silent about Iraqi Government s militia crimes.
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - ... I called one of our distant relatives in Yousfiya southern Baghdad to check on his family. He told me that the militias kidnapped 83 of their cousins and young men from al Gartan Tribe and they...
[Uruknet 109644 09-oct-2014 05:57 ECT] Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014- Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism. The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted...
[Uruknet 109643 09-oct-2014 05:55 ECT] Why aren t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Steven Salaita s tenured appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was rejected by Chancellor Phyllis Wise and, though without a formal vote, by the...
[Uruknet 109642 09-oct-2014 05:51 ECT] Why has Israel attacked so many Palestinian civilian targets?
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - The general assumption that many media outlets and international activists attempt to convey to the public is that when a state attacks civilian targets it is inhumane, breaches international law and disregards human rights. However, such...
[Uruknet 109641 09-oct-2014 05:47 ECT] An Arab world at the push of an American button
9 Oct 2014 - September 9, 2014 - We do not want to underestimate or diminish the danger of Islamic State (IS) and extremism, but for the Arab League not to issue a statement to confront Israel, even if it was only a lie...
[Uruknet 109640 09-oct-2014 05:43 ECT] Illegal Israeli settlements receive highest government spending
9 Oct 2014 - Illegal Israeli settlements received the largest budgets of all local municipalities including those within the Green Line, a report issued today revealed. In its report entitled "Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities" the Adva Centre said that between 1991...
[Uruknet 109639 09-oct-2014 05:36 ECT] Syria News - September 8, 2014
9 Oct 2014 - September 8, 2014 - By the end of Monday, LCC were able to document 50 martyrs including 7 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 16 martyrs were reported in Hama; 7 in Damascus and its suburbs; 6 in...
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State of emergency imposed in Sinai
BBC 24 Oct 2014 - Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.
Israeli army kills 14-year old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2014 - A Palestinian teen with U.S. citizenship was killed today by the Israeli army at a demonstration in the West Bank town of Silwad, near Ramallah. Fourteen-year old Orwah Hammad was shot with a live bullet that entered his neck and exited through his head, according to...
Shaking the campus from the US to Palestine
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2014 - Last week, I was one of four members of National Students for Justice in Palestine on the ground in Ferguson. We participated in  Ferguson October  as members of the  Palestine Contingent  for four days of resistance to police brutality. Local organizers in the Organization for Black...
Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
BBC 24 Oct 2014 - A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
BBC 24 Oct 2014 - The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?
BBC 24 Oct 2014 - Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
‘Jewish students were barred from attending’ pro-Palestinian event — Alterman misrepresents
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2014 - Today the doctoral student council at the City University of New York is considering whether to support academic boycott of Israel i institutions. Earlier this month the writer Eric Alterman warned the doctoral students that they’d be castigated in the public square for such a vote–...
Israel and Palestine is not about Jews vs. Palestinians
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2014 - Last night an event called “Zionism & The New McCarthyism: A Conversation with Bruce Robbins” took place in Champaign-Urbana. It was a canceled University of Illinois event that was rescheduled as an independent event, without university support. Bruce Robbins’s short documentary, Some of My Best Friends are Zionists ,...
Chomsky used to need police protection when he spoke about Israel, no longer
Mondoweiss 24 Oct 2014 - Noam Chomsky was interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! Wednesday  and offered this nugget: Opinion in the United States is shifting, not as fast as in most of the world, not as fast as in Europe. It’s not reaching the point where you could get...
Tunisia's rival revolutionaries
BBC 24 Oct 2014 - Tunisia's Islamists and secularists battle for votes
Arts censorship at Klinghoffer opera opening
Muzzlewatch 23 Oct 2014 - By Becca Hanna Monday night, October 20, over 400 people gathered outside of New York’s Lincoln Center to protest an opera many of them admittedly have never seen. “The Death of Klinghoffer,” a John Adams and Alice Goodman collaboration opened at the Metropolitan Opera to a...
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The Lebanese Communist Party: The secret to constant failure
Al-Akhbar Opinion 24 Oct 2014 - Members of the Lebanese Communist Party hold a commemoration in September 2013 for the Lebanese National Resistance Front that fought against Israel during the Lebanese civil war. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) Members of the Lebanese Communist Party hold a commemoration in September 2013 for the Lebanese National...
JSIL vs. ISIS
Al-Akhbar Opinion 23 Oct 2014 - Israeli soldiers walk in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, as they visit the site under Israeli police protection in Jerusalem's old city on October 19, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Ahmed Gharabli) Israeli soldiers walk in front of...
Israeli minister threatens demolishing deceased “hit-and-run” suspect's home
Al-Akhbar News 24 Oct 2014 - The mother, second left, and other family members of Abdul-Rahman Shaludi, who is suspected of having killed a child and injured six others with his car, hold his portrait at their family home in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on October 23, 2014. (Photo: AFP...
Questions abound over secret oil deals and legislation in Lebanon
Al-Akhbar News 24 Oct 2014 - The Ministry of Energy is one of the few entities overseeing the oil extraction process in Lebanon with little oversight. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) The Ministry of Energy is one of the few entities overseeing the oil extraction process in Lebanon with little oversight. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)...
Southern Yemen separatists demonstrate calling for their independence
Al-Akhbar News 24 Oct 2014 - Thousands of southern Yemenis turned out in Aden Friday to demand independence for their once sovereign region, as Houthi rebels from the north press to expand their control over more of the impoverished country. The demonstrators gathered in Aden's Parade Square to mark a "Day of...
At least 25 Egyptian soldiers killed, dozens injured in Sinai bomb
Al-Akhbar News 24 Oct 2014 - Updated at 6:44 pm (GMT +3) : At least 25 soldiers were killed and tens injured in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said. The bomb attack targeted a military convoy of armored...
Israel restricts Palestinian access to al-Aqsa for fourth week in a row
Al-Akhbar News 24 Oct 2014 - Israeli Occupation Forces were seen deployed in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and at the al-Aqsa Mosque gates Friday, witnesses said, as Israel continues to restrict the entry of Palestinian worshipers into al-Aqsa for the fourth week in a row. Israel has imposed restrictions on...
Consulates for Canada, Belgium and Germany in Turkey receive suspicious powder
Al-Akhbar News 24 Oct 2014 - Suspicious envelopes containing a yellow powder were sent Friday to the Belgian, Canadian and German consulates in Istanbul, prompting a security alert, officials said. One person who opened the envelope at the Canadian mission was directly exposed to the unknown substance, which was now being analyzed...
Tunisia’s al-Nahda changes its discourse ahead of key post-revolution election
Al-Akhbar Politics 24 Oct 2014 - Supporters of Tunisian Ennahda Party hold Tunisian national flag, party's flags and shout slogans as the founder of Ennahda movement, Rashid al-Ghannushi, speaking during a rally ahead of Tunisian parliamentary election, which will be held on October 22, in Suleiman town of Nabeul, Tunisia, on October...
Resistance movements in the Gaza Stip strengthening ties with Tehran
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Oct 2014 - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greets Hamas Premier Ismail Haniya during a meeting in Tehran in February 2012. (Photo: AFP) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greets Hamas Premier Ismail Haniya during a meeting in Tehran in February 2012. (Photo: AFP) More than $250 million...
Resistance movements in the Gaza Strip strengthening ties with Tehran
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Oct 2014 - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greets Hamas Premier Ismail Haniya during a meeting in Tehran in February 2012. (Photo: AFP) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greets Hamas Premier Ismail Haniya during a meeting in Tehran in February 2012. (Photo: AFP) More than $250 million...
Is an ‘Islamic State in the Maghreb’ following in the footsteps of ISIS?
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Oct 2014 - A fighter of Libya's Fajr Libya group (Libyan Dawn) fires his gun during clashes in the hill village of Kikla, southwest of Tripoli on October 21, 2014. The internationally recognised Libyan government called for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital...
US-led coalition bills Iraq $260 million despite failure to stop ISIS advance
Al-Akhbar Politics 23 Oct 2014 - The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet AOR. (Photo: AFP/ HANDOUT / US NAVY / MC2 Scott Fenaroli) The Carl Vinson Carrier...
From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present
The Forward Leonard Fein 25 Oct 2014 -
ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb
The Forward Leonard Fein 25 Oct 2014 -
Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him
The Forward Leonard Fein 25 Oct 2014 -
When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The Forward Leonard Fein 25 Oct 2014 -
Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
The Forward Leonard Fein 25 Oct 2014 -
Vienna Inaugurates Monument to World War II Deserters
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2014 - Austria inaugurated a monument on Friday to thousands of its nationals who deserted Hitler’s army during World War Two, marking a new step in efforts to acknowledge the nation’s wartime past. Click here for the rest of the article...
Rabbi Judith Abrams, Founder and Director of MAQOM, Dies at 56
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2014 - Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, the founder and director of the online Talmud learning website, MAQOM, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Houston. She was 56. Click here for the rest of the article...
Palestinian Boy Shot Dead During Clashes in the West Bank
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2014 - A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said. Click here for the rest of the article...
SodaStream Will Sell Some of PepsiCo's Brands On a Test Basis
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2014 - Soda machine maker SodaStream International Ltd said it would sell some of PepsiCo Inc’s brands through its soda machines on a test basis later this year. Click here for the rest of the article...
Test to Check Food For Traces of Pork Hits France
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2014 - Worried that the food you thought was kosher, or at least kosher style, has some hidden pork? Click here for the rest of the article...
Lawyers for Palestinian-American Woman Want to Bar Terrorism From Trial
The Foward Breaking News 24 Oct 2014 - Lawyers for a naturalized American citizen of Palestinian descent who is accused of concealing a conviction on terrorist bombings in Israel asked a federal judge to bar references to terrorism at her trial. Click here for the rest of the article...
Women of Wall Slip Torah Scroll Into Western Wall Bat Mitzvah
The Forward New 24 Oct 2014 - Defying regulations by Western Wall rabbinic authorities, members of Women of the Wall smuggled a tiny Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel. Click here for the rest of the article...
How a Stunned Synagogue Faces Up to Sins of Rabbi Barry Freundel
The Forward New 24 Oct 2014 - How should a Modern Orthodox congregation react when its rabbi is accused of abusing converts? In the case of Barry Freundel, Kesher Israel didn’t hesitate. Click here for the rest of the article...
Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies of Overdose, But His Legacy Lives On
The Forward New 23 Oct 2014 - A former Satmar Hasid and self-described survivor of child sex abuse died last week of a drug overdose. But his work to expose abuse in the Orthodox world lives on. Click here for the rest of the article...
Zimbabwe: Palestine Will Be Recognised
allAfrica.com 24 Oct 2014 - [Zimbabwe Independent]It's a slow process, this business of getting recognised as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.
Nigeria: Pilgrimage - Jonathan Leaves for Israel Friday
allAfrica.com 24 Oct 2014 - [This Day]Abuja -President Goodluck Jonathan will Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage in Israel.
Nigeria: 35,116 Pilgrims Have Returned Home - NAHCON
allAfrica.com 24 Oct 2014 - [Daily Trust]Makkah -The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday said that it has airlifted 35,116 pilgrims back to Nigeria.
Nigeria: Jonathan Off to Israel for Pilgrimage
allAfrica.com 24 Oct 2014 - [Daily Trust]President Goodluck Jonathan will today depart Lagos for Israel to undertake a "brief" pilgrimage, Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, disclosed in a statement yesterday.
Africa: Migrant Domestic Workers Get Scant Protection in UAE
allAfrica.com 23 Oct 2014 - [HRW]Manila -Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has...
Nigeria: Pilgrimage - Jonathan Departs for Israel On Friday
allAfrica.com 23 Oct 2014 - [This Day]Abuja -President Goodluck Jonathan will Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage in Israel.
The Arab American Comedy Festival Kicks Off Next Week in NYC
Arab American Institute 24 Oct 2014 - Through comedy, Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid have not only contributed to changing the way Americans view Arab Americans and Muslim Americans, but also helped redefine Arab Americans and Muslim Americans view themselves.
Michigan 2014 Election News: Week of October 20
Arab American Institute 24 Oct 2014 - Election Day is less than two weeks away! Before you vote, make sure to visit our Yalla Vote Michigan state page to read the latest election news and to find all the information you need about how, when, and where to vote
Florida Election Update: Week of October 20
Arab American Institute 24 Oct 2014 - Election Day is less than two weeks away! Before you vote, make sure to visit our Yalla Vote Florida state page to read the latest election news and to find all the information you need about how, when, and where to vote
Massachusetts 2014 Elections News: Week of October 20
Arab American Institute 24 Oct 2014 - Election Day is less than two weeks away! Before you vote, make sure to visit our Yalla Vote Massachusetts state page to read the latest election news and to find all the information you need about how, when, and where to vote
Virginia 2014 Election News: Week of October 20
Arab American Institute 24 Oct 2014 - Election Day is less than two weeks away! Before you vote, make sure to visit our Yalla Vote Virginia state page to read the latest election news and to find all the information you need about how, when, and where to vote.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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...
Israel’s Hannibal Directive
Sabbah report 25 Oct 2014 - Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. Slaughtering Palestinian civilians is longstanding Israeli policy. The post: Israel’s Hannibal Directive appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §
The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism
Sabbah report 25 Oct 2014 - 'Anti-Semitism', say the experts, is a 'virus' with no rational basis. That's the official decree. But real history is not so black and white. This is why the entire paradigm of anti-Semitic theory needs to be revised, deconstructed and junked. The post: The Virtue & Necessity...
US guilty of war crimes in Palestine
Sabbah report 25 Oct 2014 - If humanity is to be served, citizens who believe in equal access to international tools of justice must speak up and denounce the continued U.S. hegemony over Palestine. The post: US guilty of war crimes in Palestine appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for...
Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza
Sabbah report 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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 25 Oct 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 Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording of our closing panel The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights . Panelists shared their thoughts about moving forward...
The Battle for Justice in Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our Saturday evening session featuring Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada , and Tariq and Suha...
Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel & Promote Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Racism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the workshop Exposing the 1% & State of Israel’s Agenda to Silence Criticism of Israel &...
Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Carrying Out Effective BDS Actions workshop. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns are not just about...
Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for the Mainstreaming BDS & Connecting Struggles panel. Earlier this year, the Israeli company Elbit Systems won...
Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Oct 2014 - The US Campaign held its 13th Annual National Organizers' Conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, September 19-21 in San Diego. Below is the recording for our opening panel, Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism , which highlighted the challenges facing advocates for Palestinian...
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian teenager near Ramallah
10/24/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager late Friday during clashes in Silwad village near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, medical officials said. Orwa Abd al-Wahhab Hammad, 14, was shot multiple times with live bullets. He...
7 hurt by Israeli fire in clashes near Ramallah
10/24/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Seven Palestinians, including a child, were shot with live bullets in clashes near Ofer detention camp in Beituniya west of Ramallah on Friday, onlookers said. Israeli forces fired live bullets, tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets...
Israel imposes Aqsa restrictions amid police crackdown
10/24/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces imposed strict restrictions on Palestinian Muslim worshipers entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, as police continue to deploy heavily across the city. Men under 40 will not be allowed entry to the holy site, while women...
Israeli forces, Palestinians clash in East Jerusalem
10/24/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces and Palestinians clashed across East Jerusalem on Friday as demonstrators protested the death of Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, who was shot dead by police after allegedly attacking pedestrians at a light rail station this week. Violent...
Israeli rightists hold anti-Palestinian demo at light rail station
10/24/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Israeli rightists late Thursday protested at the site of a suspected attack which left a three-month-old baby dead, witnesses said. Protesters held aloft signs reading "Death to Arabs!" and "Revenge" by the Ammunition Hill light rail...
Israel to seal or demolish Jerusalem suspect's home
10/24/2014 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovich said that sanctions would be imposed on the light rail attack suspect's family in Silwan in East Jerusalem. The Israeli news website Ynet reported Friday that minister Aharonovich...
Israeli forces disperse protests near Ramallah
10/24/2014 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces dispersed a weekly protests in the villages of Bilin and Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. In Bilin, Israeli forces prevented protesters from nearing their lands close to the wall...
Questions plague mother of Jerusalem car attack suspect
10/24/2014 - JERUSALEM (AFP) -- The mother of a young Palestinian suspected of a car attack in Jerusalem which killed a baby was on Thursday struggling to answer questions raised by her son's actions. Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, drove his car at high...
In photos: Israeli troops, Palestinians clash in Bethlehem
10/24/2014 - Israeli forces clash with Palestinians next to the separation wall in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Palestinians rallied across the West Bank a day after Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian driver who slammed his...
US seeking to confirm if IS militants used chlorine gas
10/24/2014 - WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Washington is seeking more information on reports that Islamic State militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. The top US diplomat told reporters he could not confirm the reports...
Bomb in Egypt's Sinai kills 25 soldiers
10/24/2014 - CAIRO (AFP) -- A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 25 soldiers Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks against security forces since the military deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. Security officials said the attack took place near...
  The Guardian
 
Palestinian-American teenager killed during West Bank clashes with Israeli military
24 Oct 2014 - Israeli military say soldiers prevented an attack by opening fire on a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs at traffic A Palestinian-American teenager was killed...
There is still hope for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians | Oudeh Basharat
23 Oct 2014 - We believers in the two-state solution are told its too late already. But what justice demands, time will eventually bring What do people say...
Israel is changing, and suddenly Binyamin Netanyahu looks vulnerable
23 Oct 2014 - In August he appeared untouchable, but cracks are showing in the prime ministers rightwing coalition. Can he reinvent himself? A few weeks is a...
Baby killed and eight wounded in suspected terror attack in Jerusalem
23 Oct 2014 - Driver of car that ploughed through people standing on light railway platform dies after being shot by police A three-month-old baby was killed in...
Funeral held for baby killed in Jerusalem car attack video
23 Oct 2014 - A funeral is held in Jerusalem for a three-month-old baby killed in what Israel police described as a terrorist attack. Chaya Zissel Braun, a...
  Daily Star
 
Clashes erupt between Army, gunmen in Tripoli
24 Oct 2014 Clashes erupt between the Army and gunmen in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, security sources said.
Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest
24 Oct 2014 A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said.
Three more killed in separate attack in Sinai: sources
24 Oct 2014 Three more members of Egypt's security forces were killed in an attack in a town in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, hours after a car bombing claimed 25 lives, security sources said.
  Ha'aretz National News
 
Hadash party chairman Mohammed Barakeh to retire from Knesset in March
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
Police crackdown won't halt Jerusalem violence, security source says
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
Israel's Education Ministry working overtime to stress 'Jewish identity'
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
Pope Francis to receive Israeli university's top honor
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
Tense week in Jerusalem ends with stone-throwing, arrests
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
Defying regulations, Women of the Wall sneak tiny Torah scroll into the Kotel
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
Police may hold parents of minors involved in Jerusalem disturbances legally liable for crimes
Ha'aretz - 24 Oct 2014
IDF to allow women to serve as kashrut supervisors in army kitchens
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Israel gives solar energy projects green light - in West Bank settlements, too
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Palestinian workers to be banned from Israeli-run West Bank bus lines
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Israeli attorney takes on Bayer over Yasmin birth control pill's risks
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
AG Weinstein objects to bill to override High Court
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Despite tensions, plan to build 1,600 new East Jerusalem housing units still on agenda
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Jewish conversion bill returns to Knesset after PM’s change of mind
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Fraying coalition prompts Netanyahu and partners to form mediation team
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Bill allowing Knesset to override High Court decisions hits snag
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Palestinian violence in Jerusalem won't be curbed by doctrine of force
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
Report: Israeli research excels despite declining university budgets
Ha'aretz - 23 Oct 2014
  Palestinian Information Center
 
IOF soldiers gun down Palestinian child
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian child in Silwad village, east of Ramallah, afternoon Friday.
Palestinian fishermen survive Israeli gunboat attack off Gaza shores
Two Palestinian fishermen from Baker family survived a gunfire attack by an Israeli gunboat off Rafah shores southern Gaza strip.
Al-Qassam: We destroyed Israel’s "invincible army" myth
Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas said its last battle with Israel had delivered a severe blow to the fighting spirit of the Israeli occupation forces and exploded the myth of their invincible army.
IOF kidnaps Palestinian from his home in Burin town
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Friday kidnapped a Palestinian young man from his home during a campaign in Burin town, south of Nablus city.
PA security forces detain two Hamas members
Two Palestinian citizens, affiliated with Hamas, were detained Thursday by the Palestinian Authority (PA) intelligence agency during raids in Beit Kahel, west of al-Khalil.
Israeli court rejects appeal filed by detained journalist
An Israeli court refused the appeal lodged by the lawyer of Palestinian journalist Mohamed Anwar against his renewed administrative detention.
Israeli police: We cannot stop Intifada in J’lem
A senior Israeli police officer said Thursday that the police might not be able to entirely stop the current Palestinian intifada in occupied Jerusalem, but it would attempt to reduce its severity.
Scores of Muslims perform prayers on J’lem streets
Hundreds of Muslim worshippers performed dawn prayers on Friday on the streets of occupied Jerusalem as a result of the Israeli restrictions imposed on their entry to the Aqsa Mosque.
Mass arrests, injuries in Jerusalem clashes yesterday with IOF
Scores of Jerusalemite young men were detained by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) while many others suffered injuries on Thursday evening in a wave of angry protests in occupied Jerusalem.
IOA to approve 1,600 new housing units in east J’lem
The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) declared intention to establish 1,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem.
  IRIN
 
Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid
JERUSALEM/DUBAI 07 October 2014 (IRIN) - Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions.
  Aljazeera
 
Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai
10/24/2014 - President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi issues order after 30 soldiers were killed in gun and bomb attack in the country's north.
Kurdish fighters regain ground in Kobane
10/24/2014 - Hill near Syrian town where supplies are believed to have been previously airdropped retaken from ISIL.
Al Jazeera marks 300 days of staff jailing
10/24/2014 - Network marks grim milestone for its journalists jailed in Egypt by observing 300 seconds of silence on air.
Amnesty: Iran set to hang woman at dawn
10/24/2014 - Reyhaneh Jabbari to be hanged early on Saturday for killing a man she says tried to abuse her, rights group reports.
Mali Ebola victim travelled while contagious
10/24/2014 - WHO says many others could have been infected by two-year-old girl who travelled across country by bus before dying.
Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate
10/24/2014 - President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves in heated final debate before voters head to polls on Sunday.
Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli army
10/24/2014 - Israeli soldiers open fire during clashes, killing 14-year-old boy army described as "man hurling a molotov cocktail".
Google executive sets skydiving record
10/24/2014 - Alan Eustace, 57, breaks Felix Baumgartner's 2012 record by jumping successfully from near the edge of space.
  New York Times
 
Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenager in the West Bank, the 2nd in 8 Days
24 Oct 2014 - The Israeli military said the youth had thrown a firebomb onto a main road often used by settlers.
Sunni Militants Draw Iraqi Forces Into Intense Battles on Several Fronts
24 Oct 2014 - Government forces fought for the third straight day to fend off a heavy assault by Islamic State militants on a strategically placed town in Anbar Province.
Open Source: Iranian Photojournalist Reportedly Detained After Covering Protest Against Acid Attacks
24 Oct 2014 - Arya Jafari was reported to have been detained over his images of protesters deploring acid attacks on women in Isfahan.
31 Egyptian Soldiers Are Killed as Militants Attack in Sinai
24 Oct 2014 - President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi convened an emergency meeting of Egypt’s top generals and declared a state of emergency in parts of Sinai, including a curfew.
World Briefing | Middle East: Libya: Army Advances in Benghazi
24 Oct 2014 - The Libyan Army and its allies among local militias have taken control of one of the largest camps of Islamist forces in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said Friday.
News Analysis: Attacks in West Raise New Fears Over ISIS’ Influence
24 Oct 2014 - Analysts say the far-flung plots and attacks are a change in the nature of the group and its threat to the West.
With Guile and Tiny Torah, Women Hold a Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall
24 Oct 2014 - A group that has advocated equal religious rights for women sneaked in a Torah for a coming-of-age ceremony at one of Judaism’s holiest sites.
Lebanon to Bar Syrian Refugees
23 Oct 2014 - Lebanon announced that it would not accept any more refugees from neighboring Syria, except in what the authorities deem to be “exceptional” cases.
Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis
23 Oct 2014 - Despite increasing assistance from the United States, Iraq’s ability to mount a sustained counteroffensive to retake territory seized by the Islamic State is still months away, American officials say.
U.S. Is Investigating Report That Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas
23 Oct 2014 - American officials said they were examining a report that 11 police officers were sickened after a bomb dispersed chlorine gas last month near Balad, north of Baghdad.
In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions
23 Oct 2014 - For many of the survivors of the 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation.
U.S. Strikes Cut Into ISIS Oil Revenues, Treasury Official Says
23 Oct 2014 - David S. Cohen, the government’s point man on Islamic State finances, said American airstrikes on refineries controlled by the group had threatened its supply network.
At Least 500 Militants Killed in U.S.-Led Strikes in Syria, Observer Group Says
23 Oct 2014 - The group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said the strikes, which started on Sept. 23, have killed at least 32 civilians.
Germany Is Sending a Military Training Mission to Northern Iraq
23 Oct 2014 - The foreign minister said the move was meant to examine whether there could be an expansion of the training of Kurdish forces battling jihadists.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Watch: East Jerusalem terrorist who killed infant girl hails Palestinian kidnappers of Jewish teens
24 Oct 2014 - The driver, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, is seen in the video giving a speech honoring Marwan Kawasame and Amar Abu Aysha.
Iran set to execute woman convicted of killing her rapist, Amnesty International says
24 Oct 2014 - Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, is scheduled to be put to death at dawn on Saturday, according to Amnesty.
Right-wing minister mulls relocating to sensitive east Jerusalem neighborhood
24 Oct 2014 - According to Channel 2, Uri Ariel is considering moving to a new residence in Silwan, the predominantly Arab quarter near the Old City .
Israeli firm SodaStream's shares rally on test to sell PepsiCo drinks
24 Oct 2014 - The 10-week trial will begin in a few weeks at Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc in Orlando and Tampa, Florida.
IDF kills Palestinian who hurled firebomb at motorists on West Bank highway
24 Oct 2014 - The IDF said that the soldiers were on patrol in the area and had set up an ambush overlooking the stretch of highway when they saw the assailant throw the bottle.
Ya'alon snub 'should come as no surprise,' US official says
24 Oct 2014 - During his visit to Washington, Ya'alon unsuccessfully sought meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State John Kerry and national security advisor Susan Rice.
Sisi convenes emergency meeting after Sinai terror attack kills dozens of Egyptian troops
24 Oct 2014 - At least 25 soldiers were killed and dozens more were wounded by a car bomb that targeted a Sinai checkpoint near the border with the Gaza Strip.
French-Israeli banker with ties to disgraced former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn dies in apparent suicide
24 Oct 2014 - Thierry Leyne, a banker who held dual French and Israeli citizenship, reportedly leapt to his death from his 23rd-floor luxury apartment in central Tel Aviv. He was 48 years old.
Erekat: Resolution to be put to Security Council calling for Palestinian state by 2017
24 Oct 2014 - "The status quo cannot last," the Palestinians' chief peace negotiator tells members of the foreign press in Ramallah.
Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident
24 Oct 2014 - In total, there were 60 people on the bus that reportedly fell fifty meters into an abyss.
Women of the Wall smuggle tiny Torah scroll to Western Wall for Bat Mitzva
24 Oct 2014 - Rabbi of site, Shmuel Rabinowitz, has refused requests by WoW to use one of the Torah scrolls made available in the men's section.
Jerusalem residents afraid but stoic after attack
24 Oct 2014 - "I feel like an attack could happen at any moment," says one Israeli woman at site of deadly terrorist attack; "I won’t let the terrorists terrorize me," says another.
Ukraine FM: Kiev satisfied with Israeli stance throughout crisis
23 Oct 2014 - Ukraine's foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin talks to the 'Post' about cooperation in the fields of medicine, military technology, high-tech and agriculture.
Jerusalem to step up security after second day of violence
23 Oct 2014 - In the night's latest incident, Arab rioters threw firecrackers, Molotov cocktails and rocks at Jewish homes in the Old City.
Kuwait bolsters secondary boycott of Israel
23 Oct 2014 - The country is planning to end relations with companies involved anywhere past the Green Line.
IDF closely monitoring Hamas attempts to rearm
23 Oct 2014 - Security source says Hamas began rebuilding its weapons program moments after the August 26 ceasefire went into effect.
Aliya’s historic shift – from rescue to free choice
23 Oct 2014 - During the most recent Jewish year, 5774, aliya from around the world increased by more than 30 percent, reaching some 25,000 immigrants.
The library for Israel and the Jewish world
23 Oct 2014 - The Jewish bookshelf is relevant to the current issues with which we contend and to how we shape our future.
Weekend Edition: Vegans in the Holy Land
23 Oct 2014 - Veganism is becoming a popular trend in Israel, and we want to know why. Is it really much healthier? JPost TV gets the scoop.
Frontlines Podcast: Is there a 'silent intifada' in Jerusalem?
23 Oct 2014 - In this week's podcast, JPost's Jerusalem reporter describes the capital as a "ground zero for silent intifada"; political correspondent says early elections chatter is a tempest in a teapot.
Starcatcher
23 Oct 2014 - Astrology for the week of October 24, 2014. Tip for the week: Things begin to move forward as the week progresses.
A very ‘Jerusalem’ chief rabbi race
23 Oct 2014 - Nine years after promising to put a religious Zionist at the helm of the city’s rabbinate, Mayor Nir Barkat got his wish.
Work and play
23 Oct 2014 - A search for leisure style in Tel Aviv.
The way we were?
23 Oct 2014 - Naftali Oppenheim, an ethnographic photographer who documented life on Kibbutz Ein Gev and in the Jordan Valley, eschewed political, propagandistic, journalistic images, preferring ‘happy’ subjects.
  YNet News
 
Police say New York hatchet attack by Islamic convert was terrorist attack
24 Oct 2014 - ....
Jerusalem is a time-bomb, and Israel can't hear the ticking
24 Oct 2014 - Israelis are fooling themselves if they think that the unrest in the Palestinian side, primarily over the Temple Mount, is just going to go away. ....
US officials tried to cancel Ya'alon meet with Power
24 Oct 2014 - After Ynet revealed Obama administration blocked Israeli defense minister from meeting key figures, American officials say they also attempted to cancel meeting with UN ambassador. ....
Report: Lebanon army clashes with gunmen, kills two in Tripoli
24 Oct 2014 - ....
Shira Dabush, Omer Shemsh named as Israeli casualties of Nepal crash
24 Oct 2014 - 30-year-old Shira and 21-year-old Omer were travelling east Asia with their boyfriends when their tour bus veered off the road; 2 other Israelis evacuated to Kathmandu. ....
US police: Student shooter dead after attack
24 Oct 2014 - ....
Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off
24 Oct 2014 - ....
3 Istanbul consulates evacuated
24 Oct 2014 - ....
IDF kills Palestinian rioter near Ramallah
24 Oct 2014 - 17-year-old Orwah Hammad shot by Israeli force in village of Silwad after throwing Molotov cocktail near Route 60. ....
Keeping Shabbat together worldwide
24 Oct 2014 - International movement calls on Jews to observe day of rest together this weekend; 350 cities to participate in annual event. ....
Pseudo Gestapo man tricked British Nazi sympathizers in WWII
24 Oct 2014 - Eric Roberts, aka 'Jack King' was a Nazi impostor working for British intelligence whose role was to convince British traitors that he was a Gestapo man, gathering up potentially lethal information intended for the Nazis. ....
Women of the Wall hold first ever Torah reading at the Western Wall
24 Oct 2014 - Tiny Torah scroll smuggled into women's section of the wall after large scroll banned; Western Wall rabbi: This will never happen again. ....
Jerusalem is more divided than ever
24 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: The wall of stone the capital had until 1967 has been replaced with a growing wall of hostility between Jews and Arabs. ....
Chief rabbi lauds Netanyahu for thwarting conversion law
23 Oct 2014 - Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef congratulates prime minister for his 'brave decision' to drop his support for controversial law, which 'would have created a rift among the Jewish people.' ....
French entrepreneurs launch test to detect pork in food
23 Oct 2014 - While it is marketed for Muslims keeping halal, new device can also help kosher-keeping Jews. It will cost €6.90 per unit and is said to be 99% accurate. test cannot, however, detect whether animal was slaughtered according to Halacha. ....
Government must take responsibility for Jerusalem terror
23 Oct 2014 - Op-ed: Instead of pointing an accusing finger at Abbas, it's time for Netanyahu to take action and deal with the roots of the conflict. ....
 

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