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Palestine Today 06 27 2016
27 Jun 2016 - Download/Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.
Jordan Protests Ongoing Israeli Violations Against Al-Aqsa
27 Jun 2016 - The Jordanian government denounced the escalating Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, including the Sunday and Monday invasions, and the attacks targeting worshippers and Waqf department employees, in addition to the usage of...
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Obama to Appoint Envoy for Palestinian Children
27 Jun 2016 - Israeli authorities released Mohammad, 15, from the West Bank city of Qalqilya, in April after he served six months in prison. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) New York, June 20, 2016— Twenty members of the United States...
Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports
27 Jun 2016 - Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s...
Adalah: Stop Cutting Water Supply to West Bank Palestinians
27 Jun 2016 - Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli government, military and water officials demanding that they cease cutting the water supply to Palestinian residents of the occupied West...
Youth Reminds Palestine of Need for Boycott Movement
27 Jun 2016 - 06/26/16 | International Solidarity Movement, | Al Khalil team On June 25th 2016, the Tomorrow’s Youth Forum (Moltaqa Sawa’d) in cooperation with the Partnership Institution For Development distributed water and date packages in Dura’s city center near occupied...
Turkey and Israel to Normalize Ties After 6-year Hiatus
27 Jun 2016 - Turkish Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Monday announced the signing of a Turkish Israeli deal to normalize relations between the two, after six years of ‘strained ties.’ Turkish and Israeli delegations, on Sunday, have met in Rome...
Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)
27 Jun 2016 - Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s...
Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank
27 Jun 2016 - Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and on Monday morning, several Palestinian districts in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least Thirteen Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The Hebron office of the PPS...
Israeli Soldiers, Undercover Officers, Invade The Courtyards Of Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)
27 Jun 2016 - Dozens of Israeli soldiers, and undercover officers, stormed on Monday morning that courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque through the al-Magharba Gate, attacked many Palestinian worshipers before closing the Al-Qibli Mosque, in preparation to allow dozens of...
  Ha'aretz Diplomacy & Defense
 
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses
Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.
  Palestinian Center for Human Rights
 
Two Death Sentences Issued in Gaza in One Week, PCHR Concerned over Continuing Application of Death Penalty
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 Dec. ember 2015)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  International Solidarity Movement
 
Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege
6/9/2015 - International Solidarity Movement - Miguel Hernandez, Gaza, Occupied Palestine - The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the...
  Aljazeera
 
Lebanon: Second wave of suicide bombings hits Qaa
06/27/2016 - Suicide bombers strike Christian village of Qaa along the Syrian border, killing five and wounding 28 others.
What's behind the new deal between Turkey and Israel?
06/27/2016 - Relations restored between Turkey and Israel following six-year rift in wake of deadly Mavi Marmara incident.
Turkey PM Binali Yildirim: Gaza siege largely lifted
06/27/2016 - Israel and Turkey announce details of reconciliation to end bitter six-year rift over Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla.
Israel's stop-and-frisk law 'blatant racism'
06/27/2016 - The recent legislation is a form of collective punishment towards Jerusalem and its youth, rights groups say.
Netanyahu: Israel-Turkey deal immense boost to economy
06/27/2016 - Diplomatic agreement expected to thaw relations and provide economic opportunities for Israel, PM Netanyahu says.
  Daily Star
 
Turkey seeks to mend fences with Israel, Russia in foreign policy reset
27 Jun 2016 Turkey announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Israel after a six-year rupture and expressed regret to Russia over the downing of a warplane Monday, seeking to mend strained alliances and ease a sense of isolation...
Butcher arrested in food-poisoning case
27 Jun 2016 Police Monday arrested a Palestinian national who owns a butcher shop in a north Lebanon town after a food-poisoning case last week left one boy dead, the National News Agency reported.
Health Ministry shuts butcher, poultry farms
27 Jun 2016 The Health Ministry shut down a butcher shop in Beirut and seven poultry farms in south Lebanon Monday for allegedly violating health, safety and legal standards.
Iranian official meets with Berri, Salam, Bassil
27 Jun 2016 A senior Iranian official discussed developments in Lebanon and the region with Lebanese officials Monday.
Lucky, the turtle, to be sent to Greece for treatment
27 Jun 2016 A sea turtle abused on a Lebanon beach last week is now recovering and expected to be transferred to Greece for further treatment.
Foreign powers denounce Al-Qaa suicide bombings
27 Jun 2016 The U.S., British and French embassies in Beirut condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in the northeast Lebanon border village of Al-Qaa in the early morning hours of Monday.
  YNet News
 
Two explosions at Rachel's Tomb: No injuries reported
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Jordan condemns Israel for disturbances on the Temple Mount
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Plight of stranded Syrian refugees worsens as Jordan blocks aid
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Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution
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Paris prosecutor says opens manslaughter probe into crashed EgyptAir jet
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  Misc
 
Beyond Compromise: “Our future is in our hands”
Palestine Monitor 28 Jun 2016 - June 26, 2012- Earlier this month, a new website titled Beyond Compromise was launched amidst much fanfare in the Palestinian blogosphere...
Susiya fighting for survival
Palestine Monitor 28 Jun 2016 - June 25, 2012-Five hundred people marched in Susiya, South Hebron on Friday to protest the planned demolition of 45 structures in the village. The peaceful march was violently stopped by ....
16 killed in Gaza in a week of Israeli bombardment
Palestine Monitor 28 Jun 2016 - June 25, 2012-On Monday morning June 18 a group of unknown armed men crossed the Sinai desert from the Egyptain border and killed an Israeli civilian....
Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where?
Palestine Monitor 28 Jun 2016 - June 26, 2012- Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in...
Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement
Palestine Monitor 28 Jun 2016 - June 24, 2012- After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the....
A shorter road to peace
Occupation Magazine 27 Jun 2016 - Susie Lubell - Times of Israel - Last time it took him and his mom four hours to get to his appointment and 500 shekels ($125) in cab fair. One way. His treatment protocol is two days of treatment every twenty days, but it’s outpatient. He...
Lebanon: Christian village hit by multiple suicide attacks
BBC 27 Jun 2016 - At least five people have been killed in multiple suicide bombings in a mainly Christian village in north-eastern Lebanon, medics say.
Gaza sea blockade to remain after Turkey deal, claim Zionists
Arab News 27 Jun 2016 - Author: REUTERS Tue, 2016-06-28 ID: 1467058750136969200 ANKARA/JERUSALEM: Israel and Turkey announced on Monday they would normalize ties after a six-year rupture, a rare rapprochement in the divided Middle East driven by the prospect of lucrative Mediterranean gas deals as well as mutual fears over growing security...
Mon: Brexit still weighs on TASE
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - Israel Corp. and Israel Chemicals fell sharply but Delek and Elbit Systems rose on the possibility of Turkish deals.
Kuwait’s government pension divests from G4S following BDS pressure
Mondoweiss 27 Jun 2016 - The Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) in Kuwait has decided, as reported in the Kuwaiti media, to divest its funds from G4S, a company that is profiting from the Israeli occupation and has a notorious record of human rights abuses. The decision comes following calls...
Cisco and Hapoalim sign fintech agreement
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - John Chambers: The Memorandum of Understanding we are signing is the first step towards change in Israel's banking sector.
Dentsply Sirona buys Israeli co MIS Implants for $375m
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - MIS has $80 million annual sales of dental implants to 65 countries.
Israel-Turkey normalization deal signed
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim signed the agreement that includes energy and defense cooperation.
BoI cuts growth forecast, leaves rate unchanged
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - The Bank of Israel has cut its 2016 growth forecast from 2.8% to 2.4%.
Top Israeli minister shuts down TV station for Palestinian citizens
+972 Magazine 27 Jun 2016 - Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan orders Musawa, a Ramallah-based television station catering to Israel’s Arab citizens, to be shut down for violating Israeli sovereignty.  By Makbula Nassar Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during the annual Herzliya Conference, June 16, 2016. (photo: Adi Cohen-Zeked/Herzliya Conference) For...
Despite Turkish posturing, detente with Israel won’t change the Gaza blockade
Mondoweiss 27 Jun 2016 - Israel and Turkey announced this afternoon a detente, ending a six-year diplomatic rift. Relations broke down in 2009 after Israeli commandos killed 10 Turkish nationals during the seizure of a passenger ship, which departed from Turkey as part of the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla,” a sea convoy packed...
Clinton to Palestine: Drop dead
Mondoweiss 27 Jun 2016 - Have you had an espresso yet today? Have you had a drink? Make that a double! Brace yourself for the news over the weekend from the Democratic Platform Committee. The platform this year will be even worse than previous platforms on Palestine. That’s how things look,...
Israel must apologize to its citizens for lying about Gaza flotilla
+972 Magazine 27 Jun 2016 - Now that Israel has signed a reconciliation agreement with Turkey over the Gaza flotilla incident, it must apologize to its own citizens for its lies and distortions. Five takeaways. By Yael Marom Mavi Marmara. (Free Gaza movement/CC BY-SA 2.0) 1. A Shayetet 13 combat soldier who...
Turkish humanitarian organization responsible for Gaza flotilla rejects reconciliation deal with Israel
Mondoweiss 27 Jun 2016 - Turkey – Israel normalization Israel and Turkey agree to normalize ties — officials JERUSALEM/ISTANBUL (Reuters) 26 June by Ori Lewis and Humeyra Pamuk– Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalise ties, senior officials from both countries said, to end a rift over the Israeli...
Ozick hagiography in NYT does her the service of leaving out her views of Palestinians
Mondoweiss 27 Jun 2016 - What did you think about the mini-hagiography of Cynthia Ozick in the New York T imes Magazine  yesterday? Ozick, at 88, “is one of the greatest fiction writers and critics alive today,” writes Giles Harvey, but he carefully avoids mentioning the Israel-Palestine conflict and her views on that...
Israel and Turkey end rift over Gaza flotilla killings
BBC 27 Jun 2016 - Israel and Turkey normalise relations, ending a six-year rift over the killing by Israeli troops of 10 Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound ship.
Erdogan displays survival instinct in Israel reconciliation
Al-Monitor 27 Jun 2016 - Turkey has taken major steps to end its global isolation by reconciling with Israel and apologizing to Russia.
Seven days of terror
BBC 27 Jun 2016 - Forty years ago Sara Guter Davidson was one of the hostages taken to Entebbe Airport in Uganda by hijackers, and rescued in an audacious operation by the Israeli military.
Clashes and Arrests in the Al-Aqsa Mosque at the End of Ramadan
Asharq Alawsat ME News 27 Jun 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . The fiercest clashes in months erupted inside Al-Aqsa mosque yesterday between worshippers and Israeli occupation forces that stormed the mosque … continue reading Clashes and Arrests in the Al-Aqsa Mosque at the End of Ramadan
Neocon NGO Pressures Google, Facebook to Censor Content
Tikun Olam 27 Jun 2016 - Executives from Google and Facebook have faced enormous political pressure from forces as diverse as Pres. Obama himself to the Israel Lobby, to rid their sites of Islamist content.  Over the years,... Read more
Netanyahu Lauds Benefits of Restoring Israel-Turkey Ties
Asharq Alawsat ME News 27 Jun 2016 - From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that his nation’s agreement with Turkey to normalize ties will have “immense” implications … continue reading Netanyahu Lauds Benefits of Restoring Israel-Turkey Ties
What items exist from Entebbe hostage raid?
BBC 27 Jun 2016 - Forty years since Israel's dramatic hostage rescue at Entebbe, original items have been gathered to preserve the memory of the event.
Why so many of Israel's security hawks have become doves
Al-Monitor 27 Jun 2016 - In Israel, many top intelligence and security leaders have grown much more moderate during their service, but the prime minister and his cohorts would rather brand them as leftists than analyze why.
The war over Fatah leadership has begun
Al-Monitor 27 Jun 2016 - Former Fatah senior member Mohammed Dahlan has been channeling humanitarian aid funds to the Gaza Strip, thus creating an alliance with the local Hamas leadership.
Israel and Turkey have reconciled, now what?
Al-Monitor 27 Jun 2016 - The renewed Israeli-Turkish relations will not be based, as in the past, on closed security cooperation, but on the convergence of interests and common enemies.
Will next Palestinian president be handpicked by Abbas?
Al-Monitor 27 Jun 2016 - Many prominent names are coming up as potential successors to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is expected to handpick the candidate himself.
Slicing the salami of settlement costs
Occupation Magazine 26 Jun 2016 - Merav Betito - Ynet - West Bank settlements continually receive budget items, monetary diversions, and transfers of funds; their pupils receive more money than other Israelis, and their hand remains outstretched; how much are the settlements actually costing us? [ry]
Dozens protest for release of Palestinian poet under house arrest
Occupation Magazine 26 Jun 2016 - Yael Marom - +972 - Dareen Tatour was arrested by Israeli police last year because of a poem she posted to Facebook. Now she lives with an ankle monitor under strict house arrest [ry]
UN `gravely concerned` over imminent home demolitions in Palestinian refugee camp
Occupation Magazine 26 Jun 2016 - Ma`an News Agency - "The UN agency’s statement noted that 19 Palestinians were displaced and 46 others were affected during a Nov. 16 punitive demolition in the same camp, and two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during the clashes that erupted during the operation. UNRWA...
“If they had any human decency, they’d let us hook up to the water pipes that run a meter from our tents”
Occupation Magazine 26 Jun 2016 - B`Tselem - "On Tuesday, 14 June 2016, the temperature recorded in the Jordan Valley surpassed 40°C (104°F). Nonetheless, Civil Administration personnel seized a tractor that was hauling a water tank in the Palestinian community of Khirbet Samrah, and left a demolition order for water reservoirs built...
Europe looks to Israeli defense cos to thwart terror
Globes Aerospace & Defense 26 Jun 2016 - 30 Israeli defense cos are present at the Eurosatory 2016 air, land, defense and security exhibition in Paris this week.
Erdogan to Betray Gaza for Israeli Gas
Tikun Olam 26 Jun 2016 - Israeli and world media have featured screaming headlines over the past few days that Turkey and Israel are about to resume diplomatic relations broken off after Israeli naval commandos murdered 10... Read more
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Israel's systemic denial of Palestinians' right to water
Middle East Eye 27 Jun 2016 - The lack of water in the occupied Palestinian territories is not a technical problem, but rather a 'politically generated drought'
Naval blockade of Gaza to continue after Israel-Turkey reconciliation
Middle East Eye 27 Jun 2016 - Language Undefined Turkish officials say deal will see blockade eased but not ended, with 10,000 tonnes of aid expected to enter by boat on Friday
Journalist forced into exile by Palestinian Authority ‘death threats’
Middle East Eye 27 Jun 2016 - Language Undefined MEE contributor Abed al-Qaisi says he cannot live in the occupied West Bank until there is reform of the Palestinian Authority
Netanyahu: Turkey deal 'immense' for Israeli economy
Middle East Eye 27 Jun 2016 - Language Undefined US Secretary of State John Kerry has also hailed the deal to thaw relations between Israel and Turkey as a 'positive step'
Israel, Turkey reach deal to restore relations, Israeli source says
Middle East Eye 26 Jun 2016 - Language Undefined Israeli official said while deal has been reached, details will not be announced until Monday
Iran says five rebels killed in Kurdish region
Middle East Eye 26 Jun 2016 - Language Undefined There have been increasing reports of clashes in the northwest after a period of relative calm in the past year or more
Meet the Iranian Refugee Who’s Running for Congress Despite the Trump Trolls
The Forward New 27 Jun 2016 - Anna Kaplan is a Jewish Iranian refugee running for congress who says that Donald Trump’s rise †and his anti-immigrant rhetoric †hits especially close to home. She recently found herself on the receiving end of anti-Semitic Twitter attacks, lobbed at her by what she says...
During Ramadan, Jews and Muslims Share Dinner and Friendship †But National Effort Lags Behind
The Forward New 26 Jun 2016 - “When we first came in, the Jewish people were sitting in one section and the Muslims were a little bit in the other section, but now you’re going to find everybody sharing food with one another,  said one participant at an interfaith iftar meal. But among...
Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo, Some Jewish Groups Say
The Forward New 25 Jun 2016 - Millions of immigrant families are left in limbo after the Supreme Court failed Thursday to reach a decision on the legality of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration, some Jewish groups say.
Dentsply Sirona buys Israeli co MIS Implants for $375m
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - MIS has $80 million annual sales of dental implants to 65 countries.
Cisco and Hapoalim sign fintech agreement
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - John Chambers: The Memorandum of Understanding we are signing is the first step towards change in Israel's banking sector.
BoI cuts growth forecast, leaves rate unchanged
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - The Bank of Israel has cut its 2016 growth forecast from 2.8% to 2.4%.
"Leviathan can provide gas for Egypt, Turkey, Europe"
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been stressing the value of the reconciliation agreement Israel has signed with Turkey.
Israel-Turkey normalization deal signed
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim signed the agreement that includes energy and defense cooperation.
Mon: Brexit still weighs on TASE
Globes Main News 27 Jun 2016 - Israel Corp. and Israel Chemicals fell sharply but Delek and Elbit Systems rose on the possibility of Turkish deals.
Europe looks to Israeli defense cos to thwart terror
Globes Aerospace & Defense 26 Jun 2016 - 30 Israeli defense cos are present at the Eurosatory 2016 air, land, defense and security exhibition in Paris this week.
9/09/2011 AIPAC Junkets to Israel Illegal: IRS-DOJ Complaint Filing
IRMEP 28 Jun 2016 - A complaint filed with the IRS and Justice Department charges the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is a "sham" charitable organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
5/16/2011 Obama vs. Reagan on AIPAC Documents reveal Ronald Reagan's response to Israel lobby invitation
IRMEP 28 Jun 2016 - President Obama accepts an invitation to speak at AIPAC, Reagan declined. Why?
4/18/2011 US Treasury Dept.: Tax-exempt US donation laundering into West Bank settlements "okay"
IRMEP 28 Jun 2016 - The US Department of Treasury has no program to combat massive flows of US tax-exempt charitable contributions into illegal settlement building. Despite ongoing public revelations of wrongdoing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has never investigated or even discussed US charitable organizations with proven ties...
4/06/2011 US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets - IRmep at University of Rochester
IRMEP 28 Jun 2016 - On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC...
3/28/2011 Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth
IRMEP 28 Jun 2016 - Start-up Nation airbrushes one vital and enduring truth — when Israel faces sovereign barriers to foreign trade routes, weapons, or technology; it tends to break other country’s laws and steal what it thinks it needs.
3/07/2011 Israel lobbyist funds US Presidents, Israeli Nukes, AIPAC disinformation
IRMEP 28 Jun 2016 - According to new histories of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program including "Israel and the Bomb" by Avner Cohen (1998), Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion secretly named Feinberg his chief nuclear weapons fundraising coordinator in 1958. According to Michael Karpin's "The Bomb in the Basement" (2007) Feinberg...
Presbyterian and UU breakthrough votes on Palestine
US Campaign to End the Occupation 26 Jun 2016 -
UU Majority for Divestment; Presbyterians Take it to the Next Level!
US Campaign to End the Occupation 25 Jun 2016 - Presbyterian & UU Breakthrough Votes on Palestine
  Ma'an News
 
Israeli Justice Ministry drops probe after report that contractor behind Qalandiya killings
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli who shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at the notorious Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was a private security contractor, not a member of the police forces, Israeli media...
Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
5/1/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces carried out overnights raids across the occupied Palestinian territory Sunday detaining at least six Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of...
UN: Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
4/30/2016 - BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s punitive ban on cement imports into the Gaza Strip has prevented hundreds of families from rebuilding their homes devastated by the 2014 war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release Thursday...
Settlers attack Israeli liaison officer in illegal Hebron outpost
5/1/2016 - HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted an Israeli liaison officer in the southern occupied West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli police said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the officer came to the settlement outpost of...
  The Guardian
 
Israel and Turkey to announce end of six-year standoff
26 Jun 2016 - The animosity began when nine Turkish activists on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli forces Israel is planning on...
  Ha'aretz National News
 
No grounds to suspend controversial TV appointment, AG says
Ha'aretz - 16 Jun 2016
  Palestinian Information Center
 
Condemnation of Israeli attack on worshipers at the Aqsa
27 Jun 2016 - Islamic Commission and the Awqaf Council condemned the incursion of Israeli forces into the Aqsa Mosque and attacking worshipers inside.
IOA refuses to release Egyptian captive Mohammad al-Sayed
27 Jun 2016 - Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies revealed that Israel has been procrastinating in releasing the oldest-serving Egyptian prisoner in its jails, Mohammad Hassan al-Sayed.
Turkish official: Our deal with Israel has no articles on Hamas
27 Jun 2016 - A Turkish high-level official said that the agreement between his country and Israel which was reached on Sunday in Rome involved no articles on Hamas Movement.
MP Zaidan: Local elections without national consensus indicates failure
27 Jun 2016 - MP Abdurrahman Zaidan said that local municipality elections are a must in order to repair bad conditions in municipalities.
Halabiya: Shin Bet lied about arresting Hizma bombing suspects
27 Jun 2016 - A Palestinian citizen from Jerusalem belied the Shin Bet's recent claim about arresting him and his two sons along with others for their involvement in a bomb attack in Hizma village.
Health of prisoner Kawazba takes turn for worse
27 Jun 2016 - A rights group sounded the alarm over the sharp health deterioration endured by prisoner Younes Kawazba in the Israeli Ramla prison clinic.
12 Palestinians kidnapped by IOF at crack of dawn
27 Jun 2016 - At least 12 Palestinians were kidnapped and others were injured in a mass-abduction sweep launched by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) across the West Bank at dawn Monday.
Israel and Turkey agree to normalize ties
27 Jun 2016 - Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalize ties, senior officials from both countries said.
5 injuries reported during clashes with PA forces
27 Jun 2016 - At least five Palestinians were injured as clashes erupted at dawn Monday between local residents and PA security forces in Nablus to the north of occupied West Bank.
Muslim worshipers injured in renewed police attack at Aqsa Mosque
27 Jun 2016 - Several Muslim worshipers suffered injuries on Monday morning when Israeli police forces stormed, for the second consecutive day, the Aqsa Mosque and embarked on attacking them.
IOF arrests woman on border with Jordan for alleged weapon smuggling
27 Jun 2016 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday afternoon arrested a Jordanian woman of Palestinian origin for allegedly smuggling a handgun while traveling on the King Hussein Bridge.
Rights group documents 80 tactics of torture in Israeli jails
27 Jun 2016 - The Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies detected 80 methods of torture perpetrated by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) against Palestinian detainees.
Israel criminalizes chanting “Allah the Greatest” at al-Aqsa
27 Jun 2016 - The Israeli Magistrate’s Court in Occupied Jerusalem indicted a Muslim young man for chanting “Allah is the Greatest” at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
IOA reduces Gaza fishing zone after temporary extension
27 Jun 2016 - The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has reduced anew the fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip to six nautical miles after a temporary extension to nine nautical miles.
11 hunger-strikers in Israeli jail launch cry for help
27 Jun 2016 - 11 Palestinian detainees isolated in the Israeli Jalama lock-up have been on an open-ended hunger strike for one week in solidarity with hunger-striker Bilal al-Kayed.
Palestinian dentists arrested for Hizma bomb attack
27 Jun 2016 - The Shin Bet said it has arrested a Palestinian dentist from Abu Dis town in Jerusalem and four others for carrying a bomb attack that seriously injured an army officer last May.
Netanyahu: We exert covert and overt efforts to return soldiers from Gaza
26 Jun 2016 - Benjamin Netanyahu announced, in a statement on Saturday, that Israel is continuing its covert and overt efforts to return back the four Israeli soldiers from Gaza.
10-month sentence against Palestinian prisoner
26 Jun 2016 - Israeli Court of Salem sentenced the Palestinian young prisoner Baraa al-Amer, 19, from Kafr Qallil town in southern Nablus to ten months and a fine estimated at 3,000 shekels.
Detainees Committee: All prisoners in Israeli jails subjected to torture
26 Jun 2016 - Abdulnaser Farwana said that all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails including minors were subjected to torture at the hands of Israeli soldiers and investigators.
Naeem condemns holding the fifth holocaust conference in Jerusalem
26 Jun 2016 - Basem Naeem condemned convening the fifth holocaust conference in the Hebrew university which is established over Palestinians’ lands in Occupied Jerusalem.
  IRIN
 
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
JERUSALEM 08 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. >
  New York Times
 
Elaborate Suicide Attack Hits Christian Village in Lebanon
27 Jun 2016 - While bombings have hit Beirut and elsewhere during the Syrian war, such assaults have been rare in the area of Monday’s attack.
Seeking to Improve Ties With Russia, Turkey Apologizes for Downing Warplane
27 Jun 2016 - The same day Turkey announced a rapprochement with Israel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed regret about the downing of a Russian warplane last year.
Notebook: Why the Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Decision Is So Momentous
27 Jun 2016 - The ruling gives proper weight to medical expertise and scientific evidence — and gives respect to women and the choices they make.
Diplomatic Deal With Turkey Upsets Israelis Wary of Conceding Too Much
27 Jun 2016 - Israel will pay $20 million to families of activists killed during an Israeli raid and will allow aid to enter Gaza, but the bodies of two Israeli soldiers will not be returned.
Kurdish Rebels Clash With Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
27 Jun 2016 - Kurds and Iranians have been fighting for decades on the Iraq-Iran border, a desolate area that was once the seat of a short-lived Kurdish republic.
ISIS Is Said to Claim Responsibility for Attack at Jordan-Syria Border
27 Jun 2016 - The assault last week killed seven members of the Jordanian security forces, said a news agency that often serves as a conduit for reports about the group.
Israel and Turkey Agree to Resume Full Diplomatic Ties
26 Jun 2016 - The two countries, once close regional allies, fell out after a deadly confrontation in 2010. They are scheduled to announce a deal to resume relations in Rome on Monday.
C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say
26 Jun 2016 - Some of the weapons linked to thefts by Jordanian intelligence operatives are believed to have been used last year to kill two Americans and three others.
Marijuana Use Rises in Iran, With Little Interference
25 Jun 2016 - The same government that executes hundreds of drug dealers every year seems curiously oblivious to the growing popularity of marijuana.
Opinion: A Letter From the Edge of the Abyss
25 Jun 2016 - My father, a Libyan dissident, was kidnapped from Cairo in 1990. I never saw him again.
Feature: Will Trump Swallow the G.O.P. Whole?
25 Jun 2016 - Inside the identity crisis roiling the Republican Party.
  Jerusalem Post
 
Taub Center: Kahlon plan will help confront inequality
27 Jun 2016 - Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced last week the establishment of a savings account for every Israeli child, which will provide everyone who reaches age 18 with NIS 20,000.
ANALYSIS: Why the deal with Turkey leaves ‘Mavi Marmara’ case open at ICC
27 Jun 2016 - In that encounter off the coast of Gaza, the naval commandos killed nine IHH activists who attacked them when they boarded the MV Mavi Marmara.
Settlers: 60,000 of our people suffering from water shortages
27 Jun 2016 - “For the last five years we have been turning to the Water Authority, warning that the infrastructure cannot handle the population growth in Samaria,” Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said.
Shurat Hadin to PM: Have Turkey expel Hamas completely
27 Jun 2016 - NGO threatens to petition High Court over accord.
Israel seeking faster production of Iron Dome batteries
27 Jun 2016 - Moshe Patel, Director of Israel Missile Defense Organization: Iron Dome will also be used to shoot down enemy drones.
Assailants throw two pipe bombs near Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem area
27 Jun 2016 -
Two-thirds of Israeli Jews oppose Turkey deal, poll finds
27 Jun 2016 - The support for the deal in the security cabinet is not backed up by the public, according to a Midgam poll broadcast Monday night on Channel 10.
'In future war, Israel will be hit with biggest rocket salvos seen yet'
27 Jun 2016 - "It's not a nightmare, it's a very realistic scenario," says IAF air defense chief Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich.
New Fathers in Israel get a week's paternity leave
27 Jun 2016 -
After meeting Kerry, Netanyahu reiterates opposition to French initiative
27 Jun 2016 - Netanyahu said, however, Israel is in favor of working through “other frameworks,” perhaps with countries in the region.
Peretz: Run for Labor leader likely
27 Jun 2016 - Peretz called upon Herzog, Yacimovich, and other potential candidates to compromise and agree on a date for the race, which was already supposed to be held last month.
Western nations boycott UNHRC's Agenda Item 7 debate on Israeli 'human rights abuses'
27 Jun 2016 - Agenda Item 7 mandates that the UNHRC debate Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians during each of its sessions.
Terra Incognita: The sickening contempt for missing Jewish Yemenite children
27 Jun 2016 - In 2016 it’s time to apologize for all this. The denial, excuses and attacks on people today for promoting “hysteria” and “conspiracies” are grotesque.
PA source: Israel-Turkey deal is a political trick, Erdogan is using Gaza
27 Jun 2016 - "Israel and Erdogan's Islamic party are the only ones who will be served by this agreement," a Palestinian source said.
‘King of Mope’ Morrissey returns to Israel for two August concerts
27 Jun 2016 - During his previous visit to Israel, in 2012, Morrissey was given the key to Tel Aviv by Mayor Ron Huldai and promised to represent the city in the world.
ADL slams Presbyterian Church decision to explore 2-state solution alternatives
27 Jun 2016 - The ADL also took the time to praise the efforts of those at the General Assembly who reaffirmed the church's support of the Jewish right to self- determination.
Six consequences of Israel's six-year fight with Turkey
27 Jun 2016 - Tourism plummeted, business boomed, Israel's relations with Cyprus and Greece took off and more.
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of June 27
27 Jun 2016 - Turkey and Israel reconcile, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern, London Mayor tells 'Post' he has zero-tolerance for anti-Semitism, and more.
'Those who think Israel-Turkey deal will have a significant impact on Hamas are mistaken'
27 Jun 2016 - Former National Security Advisor Amidror says deal has “huge potential” in terms of security gains for Israel, but that this is only in the long-term.
Former defense minister touts 'historic success' of Second Lebanon War
27 Jun 2016 - “There have been 10 years of quiet in the north... This is first and foremost thanks to all the IDF soldiers who fought in the Second Lebanon War and the time has come to thank them.”
US eyes Israeli short-range missile interceptor for Europe defense
27 Jun 2016 - Visiting Israel, Maj.-Gen. Glenn Bramhall says he sees new need to complement his corps' mid-range Patriot and THAAD interceptors with a thrifty system for less powerful missile threats.
Rivlin to Ban Ki-Moon: Help us bring Israelis in Hamas captivity home
27 Jun 2016 - President welcomes UN chief, who says that "fifty years of occupation has had a devastating impact on Palestinian lives."
Doubts grow over airplane sale to Iran
27 Jun 2016 -
Missing IDF soldiers' families come to Knesset to lobby against Turkey deal
27 Jun 2016 - The families said the agreement abandons their sons, because it does not include forcing Hamas to return the bodies.
Rivlin: Turkey deal made in consideration of Israel's national interest
27 Jun 2016 -
African nations at UNHRC call on Israel to 'end the occupation' now
27 Jun 2016 - The Palestinian people have a right “to self-determination and to a State on the basis of the borders of June 4, 1967, with east Jerusalem as its capital,” says African Group.
Turkish PM: Too early to talk about gas deals with Israel
27 Jun 2016 -
Turkish PM says too early to talk about gas deals with Israel
27 Jun 2016 -
Israel, Turkey officially reconcile: Netanyahu says Gaza blockade to remain
27 Jun 2016 - Turkish PM says reconciliation deal with Israel will be signed Tuesday; Ankara to send first Gaza aid shipment next week.
Turkish PM says reconciliation deal with Israel will be signed Tuesday
27 Jun 2016 -
The Jewish bachelor: Dad places full-page ad seeking wife for middle-age son
27 Jun 2016 - “I can’t even describe to you how embarrassing and ridiculous this is."
UN chief arrives in Israel for two-day visit
27 Jun 2016 -
Italian PM meets Netanyahu, lauds security benefits of pending Turkey deal
27 Jun 2016 -
Arabs attack police, visitors on Temple Mount for 2nd day
27 Jun 2016 - Police arrest 6 masked Muslim youths, proceed with tours for 33 Israeli visitors.
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces at Temple Mount
27 Jun 2016 -
Netanyahu to Kerry: Turkey deal to have 'immense' impact on Israeli economy
27 Jun 2016 - Ahead of expected formal announcement of detente, US secretary of state meets PM in Rome.
Analysis: The winner from the Israel-Turkey détente - Hamas
26 Jun 2016 - Besides Hamas not being able to carry out military activity from Turkish soil, everything else stays the same.
Christians, Muslims and Jews to build joint house of worship in Jerusalem
26 Jun 2016 - For one week in September, a small structure of four walls and a bit of balcony, called the Alpert Youth Music Center will become AMEN.
Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern
26 Jun 2016 - Democrats would declare that Palestinians "should be free to govern themselves in their own viable state, in peace and in dignity."
Israel should build inside settlement blocs, not beyond – Ross
26 Jun 2016 - Former top US mediator advises judging presidential candidates on how they see America’s position in the world.
Yeroham mayor: Schools may strike if government fails to keep ‘equality’ pledge
26 Jun 2016 - Biton met Rivlin following the “equality march,” which left Yeroham on June 13, and arrived in Jerusalem on June 23.
Israel and Turkey set to announce normalized relations Monday
26 Jun 2016 - A senior diplomatic source said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will announce the agreement, and explain its elements, at a press conference at noon in Rome.
Israel blames Palestinians for West Bank water shortage
26 Jun 2016 - The infrastructure is inadequate to meet the increasing demand, the Water Authority said.
Most French Jewish students want to leave, JAFI emissary says
26 Jun 2016 - The Jewish Agency has dispatched 84 full-time shlichim around the world, with the majority of them in the US and three in Paris.
SA organization pulls out of Hebrew U conference following BDS pressure
26 Jun 2016 - Despite the Centre's boycott, researchers and speakers from across the globe were in attendance at the conference.
Shin Bet: East Jerusalem dentists arrested for bombing attack that wounded IDF officer
26 Jun 2016 - In the attack on May 10th, several bombs were remote detonated by cellphone near the Palestinian village of Hizme, leaving an IDF officer seriously wounded.
Learning to Conquer My Fears in a Sprinkler Park in Israel
26 Jun 2016 -
Tussle over Israel language in Democrats’ platform largely settled
26 Jun 2016 - Sanders’ surrogates fought to include reference to "occupation."
The Israel guide to an EU Exit
26 Jun 2016 -
Israel sets up 24-hour situation room to monitor Brexit effects
26 Jun 2016 - The TA-100, representing the largest 100 companies trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, opened down roughly 3% Sunday, the first day of trading following the UK referendum.
Herzog implies Israel should hold vote on two-state solution
26 Jun 2016 - 'We need to ask the citizens of this country whether they want an Israeli-Palestinian state or an Israeli state.'
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
26 Jun 2016 - Iranian police reportedly pay little heed to the vast use of marijuana, which is vaguely mentioned in the country's harsh Islamic penal code.
 

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