April '07 Archive
04-30-07 - Humanitarian situation in Palestinian territories keeps deteriorating: UN report
04-30-07 - Underpaid Palestinian teachers in violent protest Hundreds of angry Palestinian teachers demanding full pay after more than a year of partial salaries tried to storm the Palestinian government headquarters in the West Bank on Monday.
04-30-07 - Haaretz: Protest in Jaffa against home demolitions
04-30-07 - Police chief promises change in Nablus It's quite a challenge for the Nablus police. They do not just have to conquer or win over the gunmen but also Palestinian public opinion. People feel the police have been emasculated.
04-30-07 - European Commission launches training for Palestinian customs officers at Rafah
04-30-07 - Army invades Tulkarem city and surrounds a house of Palestinian activist
04-30-07 - The Israeli army kidnaps 17 Palestinian civilians from several parts of the West Bank
04-30-07 - A resident of Khan Younis wounded after being abducted A Palestinian resident of the Khan Younis city, south of Gaza Strip, has been reportedly wounded after being abducted by unknown gunmen.
04-30-07 - Marking Labor Day; Thousands Unemployed Labors Protest Before UN Office in Gaza
04-30-07 - Unknown gunmen open fire at a Palestinian top security officer in Hebron Unknown gunmen opened fire at the house of a top Palestinian security officer located in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Monday at dawn.
04-30-07 - Hamas-led government interested in the ceasefire, a government?s spokesman says
04-30-07 - Various Arab and European countries urge P.A to go for early elections Various Arab and European countries urged President Mahmoud Abbas during the his seven-European countries tour to hold elections early in a bid to end the internationally-imposed economic embargo on the Palestinian Authority.
04-30-07 - Deputy Palestinian PM says gov't could be disbanded
04-30-07 - Norwegian bishop likens situation in Hebron to apartheid Two (Lutheran) Church of Norway bishops visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories in mid-April have said they were appalled at the way Israelis were treating Palestinians who hugely outnumber them in the West Bank city of Hebron.
04-30-07 - Palestinian govt in contact with BBC man's kidnappers: official
04-30-07 - Palestinians storm Egyptian Gaza mission Angry Palestinian demonstrators stormed the Egyptian embassy in Gaza City on Monday, demanding that Egypt release five Palestinians held in Cairo jails.
04-30-07 - Palestinian public sector employee attempts suicide in protest of not being paid by the gov. The man who's name remains unknown lost hope after suffering from severe economic hardships caused by not getting his salary for months from the municipality were he works
04-30-07 - PICCR initiates a probe in the killing of a Gaza resident The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens? Rights (PICCR) initiated a probe into the incidents that led to the killing of resident Izzat Rasheed Al Bazary, who was abducted last week
04-30-07 - Palestinian deputy-PM expects more pressure on Palestinians in light of Winogard report Al-Ahmad told reporters in Ramallah that the ?Palestinians will encounter further difficulties, reiterating that the Palestinians ?had no peace partner?.
04-30-07 - Carter Visit Sees Some Controversy In Jewish Circles ASUC Senator Sammy Averbach, who is involved with Hillel and has not read Carter?s book, said he thinks that having Carter speak will not be positive for the campus community because of what he called ?inappropriate and blasphemous assertions? made in Carter?s book.
04-30-07 - Bush views Olmert as 'essential' : White House US President George W. Bush views Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as "essential" to Middle East peace efforts, the White House said Monday as Olmert faced tough criticism over the Lebanon war.
04-30-07 - Vanunu convicted for media links A court in Israel has convicted former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu of violating a military order banning him from speaking to foreign journalists.
04-30-07 - Tenet: U.S. must do more in Mideast Former CIA Director George Tenet says the United States needs to revitalize the Palestinian-Israeli peace effort and do a better job leveraging its own diplomatic and economic strength to offset Iran's growing influence in the Middle East.
04-30-07 - Israel PM 'will remain in office'
04-30-07 - Clinton and Obama Raiding Donors Who Backed Bush Mr. Karp, a former Israeli paratrooper who described himself as Palestinian, said he is comfortable with both Mr. Bush and Mrs. Clinton because they have "very similar" views on Israel. "I very strongly believe in the U.S. supporting Israel," he said. "I always call Israel the 51st state."
04-30-07 - Arab Alliance invites students to walk through Arabia
04-30-07 - Three Women Tour US, Call for End to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict "When I met Palestinians for the first time I was 23, and I heard the word 'Nakba' and I said what is that? I did not know what it means,? recalls Dor. ?I did not know that there is another narrative for the war of independence because I have been always told that the land was vacant and it was a land without people ? for people without land ? and that we did not do anything wrong, we just needed land. That first acknowledgement, that first eye-opening changed my life."
04-30-07 - Palestinian Film Festival Opens in London The two-week festival features more than 40 films made by Palestinian directors, some of whom are based in Palestinian territories and others in the diaspora.
04-30-07 - Israel Confiscates 238 Dunums in Jordan Valley Receiving the notices of confiscating 238.6 dunums by the Israeli authority yesterday was painful for the residents of Bardala in the north of the Jordan Valley, especially for those who own agricultural land. The notice said, "According to my authority as commander in the Israeli Defense Force in the area of Judea and Samaria, and since I believe the matter is necessary for military reasons ? I announce confiscating these lands for military reasons to build the Security Wall."
04-30-07 - Jimmy Carter to visit UC Irvine, talk with students
04-30-07 - Syria has underground 'missile city': Israeli report Syria has built a fortified complex buried deep underground and cloaked in secrecy to manufacture and store ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel, an Israeli newspaper said on Monday.
04-30-07 - MEP says she feels like ?strangling? Israel's ambassador Addressing a European Left Group hearing on the situation of Palestinian political prisoners last week, De Keyser deplored the ?passivity? of the European Parliament on the Palestinian issue, and hailed the ?moderation and maturity? of the Palestinians.
04-30-07 - Jordan confiscates newspaper saying article harms ties with the Palestinians, editor says
04-30-07 - Palestinians: Winograd may complicate peace moves "We want to continue making peace with the Israeli government. Having said that, we hope that this report and the findings of this report will not further complicate and hinder attempts to revive the peace process."
04-30-07 - For College Students in Gaza, Choices Are Few
04-30-07 - Branagh joins Prince for premiere In 1969 Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque - Islam's third holiest site - was attacked by a Christian fanatic and the pulpit, made from more than 16,000 hand carved pieces of wood, ivory and ebony, was destroyed in a fire.
04-30-07 - Israeli Speaks on "Palestinian Rights in Israel and Under Occupation" Dr. Uri Davis is the author of several books that compare Israel's policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with South Africa's apartheid policy
04-30-07 - Palestine: A Homeland Lost Homeland Lost by reportage photographer Alan Gignoux is a photographic essay that juxtaposes the portraits of individual Palestinian exiles and their families with present-day images of the places they left in 1948
04-30-07 - A collection of photos from Bethlehem
04-30-07 - Forcing Transfer in Izbat at-Tabib
04-30-07 - Accepting the other in Palestine
04-29-07 - Israel may buy Palestinian gas Israel has approved in principle the purchase of Palestinian gas from British Gas, the company developing a field off the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office told AFP on Sunday.
04-29-07 - Israeli Army Chief of Staff threatens to invade Gaza
04-29-07 - EU Parliament Delegation Visits Palestine During the visit, would end on May 4, the delegation will discuss this and various aspects of the problem with high-level representatives of the Palestinian Legislative Council and the Palestinian Government.
04-29-07 - Young Gaza amputee takes steps in Oakland The bright-eyed little boy lost his lower right leg, just above the ankle, last Nov. 8 when Israeli shells fell on his family's house in the Palestinian city of Beit Hanoun, on the northeast edge of the Gaza Strip. His mother was killed, as were his two little sisters ? 3-year-old Maram and 9-month-old Maysaa ? and 15 other members of his extended family.
04-29-07 - Qaeda figure urges Hamas "bombs, fire" on Israel
04-29-07 - Palestinians increasingly disillusioned with political parties, unity government: poll Palestinians are also becoming increasingly disillusioned with political parties, the poll suggested. Some 41 percent said they trust none of the parties, up from 35 percent in December.
04-29-07 - Countdown has begun ** Until recently, American intelligence estimated that this would only happen in 2015. Now US intelligence is falling into line with its colleagues in Israel and is estimating that an Iranian bomb can be expected as early as 2010. Imagine that?
04-29-07 - IRAQ: UNHCR warns of tragedies facing Palestinian refugees Hundreds of Palestinian refugees stranded in makeshift camps in no-man?s land between the desert borders of Iraq and Syria must be moved to a safer place to avoid any human tragedies, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said last week.
04-29-07 - ISRAEL-OPT: Humanitarian situation got worse in 2006, says UN agency
04-29-07 - Israeli army breaks into the house of a Palestinian security officer in Ramallah
04-29-07 - Israeli army denies seizing new West Bank land for barrier "The works for construction of the barrier in this sector are finished. The confiscation order that we issued is nothing but a renewal of one that we issued in 2004," It's still land confiscation, genius.
04-29-07 - Saudi king discusses Palestine with Abbas Abbas briefed the Saudi king on developments in the Palestinian territories following what the Palestinian news agency WAFA called "the Israeli military escalation against the Palestinian people."
04-29-07 - Israel partly at fault
04-29-07 - Singapore, Israel set to take bilateral ties to new level The two sides are set to sign an agreement to expand the scope of cooperation beyond defence.
04-29-07 - Magazine pulls Olmert's Iran raid quotes The Jerusalem Post reported that Olmert had been speaking off the record; however the statements caused some consternation among Likud members who feared public-relations damage.
04-29-07 - Deal ends Israel border sit-in by Egypt Bedouin Hundreds of disgruntled Egyptian Bedouin ended a sit-in near the border with Israel Sunday following a deal with the authorities, a senior official said.
04-29-07 - Muslim leaders warned of shaking hands with Satan
04-29-07 - Hezbollah returning to south of Litani River: Israeli army chief The IDF chief dispelled rumors that Syria is planning to attack Israel in the summer and said that according to existing information the Syrian forces are deployed in a defensive formation.
04-29-07 - Understanding Conflict?By Gaming
04-29-07 - As Israel baseball league drafts its players, charities draft league "For Americans going over there, it is fascinating to see something so typically American being started in Israel. We are in the business of creating connections between Americans and the land of Israel."
Why is that?
04-29-07 - Israeli war inquiry 'rebukes Olmert over military errors'
04-28-07 - Israeli soldiers kill 3 Hamas militants in Gaza In a separate incident in southern Gaza, a Palestinian civilian was killed on Friday night by what local medics and residents said was an Israeli tank shell. The Israeli army said it was not involved.
04-28-07 - Israel seizes West Bank land for controversial barrier Israel is to confiscate 23 hectares (57 acres) of Palestinian farmland in the occupied West Bank for its controversial security barrier, according to a military order seen by AFP on Saturday.
04-28-07 - HEBRON URGENT ACTION: Tell Israeli government that new settlement is The new building represents a dire threat to the local Palestinian
population. Already four checkpoints less than 500 meters apart, line the
same road for entry into Hebron's Old City. The maze of checkpoints, gates
and roadblocks continues endlessly for Hebron's Palestinian residents.
Currently the Israeli military has installed 124 road block/earth mounds
within Hebron's City limits, trapping the 35,000 residents of H-2,
Israeli-controlled Hebron. The restrictions have forced 1,180 shops to
close since 2002.
04-28-07 - Siege on Palestinians to be gradually lifted: Abbas Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday expressed optimism that the political and financial siege on the Palestinians would be gradually lifted
04-28-07 - Russia strongly critical of rocket attacks against Israel - FM Russia is strongly critical of rocket attacks against Israeli territories by the Palestinians, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said on Friday in the wake of a military escalation in Palestinian-Israeli relations.
04-28-07 - P.A presidency slams the Israeli attacks in Gaza
04-28-07 - Chief Palestinian Justice calling on UN to implement resolutions against occupation As one of the prominent leaders of the charge to save Al Aqsa Mosque, the Sheikh expressed his supreme disappointment that the international community has not issued a denunciation of the excavations. He asked for any human rights report or statement regarding Israeli violations.
04-28-07 - Meshal: Last week's rocket attack on Israel was justified Meshal said the rockets were fired to avenge the killing of nine Palestinians by Israel at the beginning of the week. "These violations require a response," he said. Which may be what Israel was looking to get in the first place. Wouldn't be the first time Israel provoked them into a response so that they could turn around and say - 'see look at that. How do you expect us to negotiate with terrorists?!'.
04-28-07 - Palestinian plan to pay part wages draws union fire
04-28-07 - Head of negotiations: there is nothing called 'freedom of movement for security' Dr. Sa'eb Erekat told PNN this afternoon that there is no test project between Palestinians and Israelis referred to as "freedom of movement for security."
04-28-07 - Hamas leader urges Arab countries to support Palestinians
04-28-07 - One Palestinian civilians abducted by Israeli troops near Hebron Abd Al Rahman Badran, 55, was driving his taxi back to Ithna village when Israeli troops stopped him at a military checkpoint just outs said the village then they took him to unknown detention camp, witnesses stated.
04-28-07 - Israeli settlers shoot at house in Hebron before soldiers arrest owner and son A group from what is largely considered to be the most violent of all Israeli settlements, Kiryat Arba, opened fire on a Palestinian home in Hebron last night. The Israeli military occupying the area also arrested three Palestinians from the city and a nearby town.
04-28-07 - Israeli settler attacks Palestinian girl, Police detain four human rights workers
04-28-07 - Switzerland refuses to confirm visit by Hamas PM
04-28-07 - Army evicts settlers from reoccupied West Bank colony Israeli troops evicted about 100 Jewish settlers overnight from a West Bank settlement that had been destroyed in 2004 and that they reoccupied this week, an army spokeswoman said on Saturday.
04-28-07 - Missiles could stall Iran nuclear programme: Olmert
04-28-07 - Settlers occupying Hebron house to get eviction orders Sunday
04-28-07 - Gaza's ancient treasures revealed "Kids in Gaza have the right to go to a museum like any other kids in the world, they have the right to see their own history, and learn that this (the current conflict) is a temporary phase and hopefully it will not continue forever."
04-28-07 - Israeli Settlers and troops attack Palestinian farmers and Israeli peace activists near Hebron 200 Israeli illegal settlers and soldiers attacked Palestinian farmers, international and Israeli peaceful activists who were protesting in stolen Palestinian land in Yatta village south of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank on Saturday midday
04-28-07 - Regional powers fight over Lebanon "We are concerned that Lebanon would become a theatre for the actual conflict between Iran and the US.
04-28-07 - Arab unity call Now is the time to bring together every Arab nation to oppose the greed of the Israelis, the Americans and the British and expose them and their policies, said Dr Azmi Bishara, a Palestinian member of Israel's Knesset.
04-28-07 - Forest dedicated for Coretta Scott King Hasbara.
04-28-07 - Palestine & Peace: The Challenges Ahead by Hanan Ashrawi we do have the results of these elections. Not only were they boycotted, the Palestinians were under sanctions-which is ironic again because for the first time in history you have a people under occupation and under sanctions at the same time-while for decades Israel has been violating international law, flouting the will of the international community and with no sanctions, sometimes with even full immunity
04-28-07 - In Gaza, holding out hope for safe landing "It was the most beautiful place in all of Gaza. Kings and presidents have flown through here," .....The Israelis first targeted the airport at the beginning of the second intifada, destroying a runway. The entire airport was hit after the kidnapping of Israeli Cpl. Gilad Shalit last summer.
04-28-07 - Mideast films sweep Canadian documentary fest "The majority of people don't want to hear about the Palestinians," he said. "Anything about them is immediately seen as political, even though there might be other, more human layers."
04-28-07 - Barghouthi: ?Only the Ministers Council is authorized to set date for local elections?
04-28-07 - Israel wraps up West Bank war games Israel has ended extensive military manoeuvres in the occupied West Bank that were designed to assimilate lessons learned from last year's war in Lebanon, a senior officer said on Friday.
04-28-07 - AIPAC Trial Likely to be Postponed
04-28-07 - Film-makers see Iraq, Palestine in different light Films like Children Under Occupation, Hoda and Hadeel raise serious questions before the international community about the plight of the Palestinian children, who have been killed and tortured for no crimes they have committed. Hadeel is the real life story of a Palestinian girl, who was crushed to death when her house collapsed in an Israeli bombing.
04-28-07 - EU Commissioner tours Palestinian, Iraqi refugee camps in Syria Michel visited Palestinian refugee camps and areas sheltering Iraqis who have fled their wartorn country, and projects implemented by their partners UNRWA, UNHCR and ICRC.
04-28-07 - US, Israeli firms to tap need for small satellites Northrop Grumman Corp. said Wednesday it had teamed with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. to pitch small surveillance satellites to the U.S. government in a deal spurred by China's anti-satellite test in January. Just what we need.
04-28-07 - Just an optical illusion If any American president were to give a small cough and say, in a half-whisper, "hmm, I am considering my steps concerning Israel," our country's excellent economic situation would immediately turn topsy-turvy. Israel's international credit line would instantly freeze, the dollar would soar, and so would our inflation rate. Our balance of payments surplus would become a deficit and foreign investment would flee Israel many times faster than it came. After all, the world knows that without American backing, tiny Israel would quickly revert to its natural proportions.
Therefore, it really does not matter whether or not the economic aid ends in October. What is important is that Israel continue to enjoy the political support of the most powerful nation on earth. After all, were it not for America's veto in the United Nations Security Council, economic sanctions, a la South Africa during its apartheid regime, would have been imposed on Israel long ago. Without that veto, Israel would never have been able to continue fighting the Second Lebanon War when every other country in the world wanted it stopped as soon as it began. This writer laments the fact that Israel has to depend on American political and economic support. So do I. It's been sixty years - time for Israel to sink or swim on its own. If Israel can't make it without our support, then Israel should seriously ponder the question - why is that? Perhaps its time to change their behavior and learn how to get along with their neighbors. American support is not a sure thing and won't last forever - despite the best efforts by the Israeli lobby and government that seek to so clusterf&*k the two nations together that it would be near impossible for America to ever extricate itself from that unhealthy relationship (which is why they do it).
04-28-07 - Borders Spell Trouble for Arab-American More recent episodes that provoked concern include one in which border agents reportedly Googled the name of an Ohio man and then questioned him about a letter to the editor he had written to The Toledo Blade regarding events in the Middle East.
04-28-07 - Hadash official: Hizbullah not Israeli Arabs' enemy The Balad movement held a rally in support of former Knesset Member Azmi Bishara, who is under investigation for suspected collaboration with the enemy during the Second Lebanon War last summer.
04-28-07 - Activist Corrie personified Northwest idealism
04-28-07 - President Heads to Amman after a European Tour
04-28-07 - President Discusses Israeli Escalation with Saudi King Over a phone call, the President praised the Saudi stance towards the Palestinian cause and the Saudi exerted efforts to support the Palestinian people presented by Mecca agreement.
04-28-07 - Three women, one voice for peace: Group seeks to bridge Israeli-Palestinian divide
04-28-07 - Babes and Bikinis: Israel Plans to Revamp Its Image The project began six months ago when Israeli officials in the United States discovered (through market research) that men between the ages of 18 and 35 were uninterested in Israel, and considered the country "irrelevant.".....Maxim is going to run a special Israel edition this July that will promote the country to its 2.5 million readership, and the magazine hopes it will revamp Israel's image in the eyes of young American men. .....Saranga said Maxim is an excellent platform for delivering this message and will target the audience it is hoping to convert -- young men......Lindsay Citerman, an Israeli who studies Judaism in Jerusalem, said, "Tel Aviv is a sexy city, but I am not sure if this is the best way to sell Israel to Americans."
Israel has to resort to T&A ops (in the US only, oddly) in order to win over Americans. Why is this campaign solely directed toward Americans (young men, at that)?
04-28-07 - Property battle This subsidized colonization of Christian-Palestinian land must stop. It continues to steal the human dignity of the Palestinian people, Christians and Muslims. It is an insulting treatment in contradiction of the Balfour Agreement, international law, and everything America stands for.
04-28-07 - Strange bedfellows More significantly, Abdullah II is said to have told the Israeli delegation that clauses in the Arab Peace Plan pertaining to the Palestinian refugees' right of return should be understood as referring to "compensation" not "repatriation", and that "everything will be consensual and that the Arab Peace Plan was not actually a plan but merely a talking point."
04-28-07 - Taking the piss out of war games in Hebron
04-28-07 - Frisch School Seniors Lobby Congress - Students Travel to Washington to Meet with Congressmen and Senators "As future leaders of the Jewish community, it is necessary and important to lobby Congress in support of Israel,"
04-28-07 - From March: Israel PR Public Relations Pros Hold Syria, Iran War Exercise "As Israel's IDF Homefront command is presently holding exercises to protect Israel's civilian population in the event of conventional and non-conventional warfare, Israel must be prepared to win the image and digital battle as well," Know something we don't? One thing is sure - Israel cares more about and puts more effort toward covering up for its crimes than it does about the rule of law and actual democracy. This attitude and policy has been foisted upon our government via the neocons.
04-28-07 - On West Bank, questions linger amid small hopes Most Palestinian Christians were not allowed into Jerusalem to celebrate Easter. Most were simply turned away. A few found a way in. In contrast, Jews and Christians from around the world were welcomed with open arms.
What will it take for the American people to see this crisis for what it really is and insist that the Israeli government be obliged to follow international law? When will we elect legislators and a president who are not afraid to stand up and stop this apartheid, this travesty, this inhumane treatment of yet another indigenous peoples?
04-28-07 - Israeli Democracy For Jews Only? Only recently, Israel's Shin Bet (secret police) let it be known that it would "disrupt the activities of any groups that seek to change the Jewish or democratic character of Israel, even if they use legal means."
04-28-07 - My resignation baffling Israel?s right, Bishara says Former Balad Knesset Member Azmi Bishara told Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram on Saturday that his resignation from parliament has ?spread confusion in Israel, especially among the Right, which prepared a carnival of incitement in light of the allegations against me.?
04-28-07 - Singapore minister visiting Israel and Palestinian territories Yeo plans to visit the Palestinian National Authority's headquarters in Ramallah on May 1 to call on President Mahmoud Abbas and Deputy Prime Minister Azzam al-Ahmad. He also plans to meet with Foreign Minister Ziad Abu-Amr.
04-28-07 - Non-violent action on Palestinian land occupied by Israeli convict
04-27-07 - Man dies in Rafah border shooting Palestinian medical officials say an off-duty security officer has been shot dead in an exchange of fire at the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.
04-27-07 - Israeli army kidnap elderly woman from a village near Hebron
04-27-07 - Palestinians say Hamas PM to visit Switzerland
04-27-07 - Israel OKs limited Gaza action
04-27-07 - Israel claims Israeli settler disappeared near Tulkarem The army installed dozens of additional roadblocks at the entrances of Tulkarem, and closed Ennab checkpoint, north of the city, Jabara checkpoint, south of the city, and conducted military searches after stopping hundreds of Palestinian vehicles.
04-27-07 - USS LIBERTY Survivors need your help Please call the Office of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General at (202) 685-5493 to request they provide a speaker to address the crew of the USS Liberty during their June 2007 reunion. Call the members of your Congressional Delegation and ask that they contact the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General and request that they provide the speaker the USS Liberty survivors are requesting. Invite your Congressional Delegation and their staff members to attend that presentation
04-27-07 - P.A Information minister visits Spain, meets Moratinos
04-27-07 - Human rights report: Israeli forces systematically attack Palestinians The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights issued a report for the period, 19 through 25 April entitled, "Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)."
04-27-07 - The Israeli army attack the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil'in injures three Three protesters were injured and had to be transferred to hospital, while Abdullah Abu Rahamah, the coordinator of the village's "popular committee against the wall and settlements" was kidnapped by the Israeli forces. He was released after four hours.
04-27-07 - Children tried as adults in the Middle East Young Palestinian stone-throwers in the Middle East are treated as adults, tried in military courts and held in adult jails ? some of them as young as 12. Israel?s treatment of these children is a violation of international law, something Israeli authorities do not even deny themselves. There is a link to a 4 and 1/2 minute video report of this report by this NZ news agency on the page. Worth watching.
04-27-07 - Peaceful demonstration against the illegal wall and settlements near Bethlehem
04-27-07 - Report: Settlers assault left-wing activists protecting shepherds West Bank settlers on Friday assaulted left-wing activists who had come to protect about 20 Palestinian shepherds in the southern Hebron Hills, lightly wounding a Palestinian man and a female Israeli activist, the activists said.
04-27-07 - Abbas, Meshaal hold talks in Cairo
04-27-07 - Israel seeks expanded EU role at Gaza-Egypt border With the mission set to end on May 24, Israel is pushing for changes to give the European monitors "executive powers", allowing them to carry out arrests and confiscate money and items that could be used in weapons, European diplomats say......Critics say the Israeli plan would undermine Palestinian sovereignty and cast doubt on the mission's neutrality: "This is a monitoring mission. This is not an executive mission," said a senior European diplomat familiar with the deliberations.
04-27-07 - EU aide commissioner urges Israel to unfreeze custom duties to PA European humanitarian aid Commissioner Louis Michel blamed Israel Friday for the 'grave' fiscal crisis in the Palestinian Authority, and called on it to unfreeze some 600 million US dollars it owes the PA in custom duties collected on its behalf. .....But he also stated that Israeli restrictions on movement 'annihilated any chance for economic development in the Palestinian territories,' pointing out that nearly 60 per cent of Palestinians lived under the poverty line of 2 euros a day.
04-27-07 - Israeli police search Bishara homes
04-27-07 - Abbas says knows whereabouts of BBC Gaza reporter
04-27-07 - Hamas's Haniya to make first Europe trip
04-27-07 - Residents of Al Hadidiya to Resist Home Demolitions
04-27-07 - Israel may get F-22s if nation at risk The F-22 has been forbidden for export by the Pentagon
04-27-07 - AJC Urges Governments to Press Hamas To End Terror "The attack by Hamas on Israel's Independence Day constitutes a serious escalation in the already tense situation. It also belies the contention that the Mecca Accord and the formation of the Palestinian 'national unity government' signify a positive change in the policies of the Palestinian government," wrote AJC President E. Robert Goodkind and Executive Director David A. Harris. No mention is made of the 9 Palestinians Israel killed in the days leading up to that incident, among whom were 2 children.
04-27-07 - Jewish Settlers Ruffle Feathers with Hebron Move NPR gives airtime and comfort to settlers.
04-27-07 - Arab minister slams rightist MK for anti-Arab remarks
04-27-07 - Lawmakers Want PBS to Air Spiked Film on Islam The film - co-produced by Burke, a Hollywood producer, and Frank Gaffney and Alex Alexiev of the Center for Security Policy - deals with the experiences of moderate Muslims who have fallen foul of Islamists. Frank Gaffney - neocon. Any film about Muslims made by a neocon is undoubtedly (pro-Israel) propaganda. PBS is now being commandeered by Zionists.
04-27-07 - Ban to raise issue of Shebaa Farms at UN
04-27-07 - DHS releases security funds The U.S. Homeland Security Department released $24 million in funds for securing non-profits. Friday's was the second such release of funds; most of an earlier allotment of $25 million went to securing Jewish institutions. The delay in releasing the funds, first earmarked in 2006, was caused by DHS bureaucrats who preferred to reserve the money for imminent rather than potential attacks. Jewish groups, backed by lawmakers in Congress, lobbied for the funds' use for potential attacks. Last year, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff intervened to release the money.
04-27-07 - The day I met Zayed... Since that fateful day 50 years ago, Badran - a Palestinian who now lives in Missouri - has carried the friendship and memory of Shaikh Zayed in his heart, and in photos he has kept of the young shaikh and his friends in New York City.
04-27-07 - Crist's Visit To Israel Has Much At Stake The trip is at least in part a result of Crist's longtime friendship with U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, an ardent supporter of Israel and Israeli causes....Besides Wexler and Crist, those going to Israel may include state Reps. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach; Adam Hasner, R-Delray Beach; and Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston
04-27-07 - Carter's visit to GSU peaceful n the Middle East," Carter said. "I have spent a great part of my life over the last 30 years trying to bring peace, based on justices and righteousness, for the Palestinians."
04-27-07 - Eschewing revenge, station broadcasts message of hope
04-27-07 - BBC wins right to keep report on Middle East coverage secret
04-27-07 - Palestinian supporters protest Israeli independence celebration On Wednesday, the Illinois-Israel Public Affairs Committee, commonly known as IlliniPAC, hosted the celebration of Israel's 59th birthday on the Quad and provided food and entertainment.
04-27-07 - Authorities mobilize police after skirmish with Sinai Bedouins Authorities mobilized hundreds of policemen in eastern Sinai yesterday after armed Bedouins trying to cross into Israel wounded an Egyptian security officer, police said.
04-27-07 - Robert Fisk: We are now in the firing line, sadly
04-27-07 - Pro-Israel group decries UC Santa Cruz 'new anti-Semitism' Roz Rothstein, director of StandWithUs, claimed a March conference - and at least a dozen other talks and seminars since 2001 - created a hostile environment for Jewish students and violated a state law prohibiting promotion of partisan politics. Pro-Israel group cries wolf ('anti-Semitism!'). Now there's something we rarely see these days.
04-27-07 - Tensions Run High After Sunni Killings Lahoud's office issued a statement urging Lebanese people to be alert to conspiracies, and to stop anyone trying to play dirty. Past experience has shown that all confrontations followed provoking incidents, the statement said. Could be the work of someone who wants the Lebanese to hate the Shia.
04-27-07 - Three Ex-Terrorists 'Former terrorists' don't get to enter the country, let alone traipse around giving speeches at campuses nationwide. That is, unless they are doing so for propaganda purposes for the benefit of the Israeli lobby. Real terrorists are either jailed, deported, or barred from entering America at all - as has been the case in numerous recent examples dealing with Palestinians, among others. Americans are being deceived.
04-27-07 - Failing to Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes in Lebanon In late January the State Department delivered a potentially explosive report to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The classified report asserts that Israel may have violated the Arms Export Control Act with its use of American-made cluster munitions this past summer in Lebanon. Multiple contacts to both offices indicate neither Biden nor Pelosi has any intention of pursuing the matter. In contrast, a congressional investigation 25 years ago helped persuade President Ronald Reagan to suspend cluster munitions to Israel for six years. This Congress, however, will not call Israel to account for its actions.
The US won't even hold Israel accountable for war crimes it committed against these guys.. Israel is almost never held to account by us or anyone for its flagrant violations of law, which only serves to encourage them to continue to do so.
04-27-07 - Israel: Controlling Jewish Destiny Does not Require Controlling that of the Palestinians Contrary to some of the rhetoric emanating from Jewish organizations here, no one I spoke to in Israel likened Israel's situation today to that of European Jews in the 1930's, with Ahmadinejad playing the role of Hitler. Israelis find that kind of rhetoric both laughable and offensive. From admitted Zionist M.J. Rosenberg.
04-27-07 - Israel's military denies incursion into Lebanon The Lebanese army had said a 10-member Israeli patrol crossed the electronic fence on the Saddani hills between the towns of Kfarshuba and Shebaa and entered up to 50 meters and 100 meters (yards) into Lebanese territory. A unit from the UN Interim Force intervened and forced the Israeli patrol to withdraw, it said.
04-27-07 - Unesco Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide Universities in Nepal and the Palestinian territories were also subjected to attacks. In the Palestinian territories, the report says, "there were 299 incidents of shelling and breaking into schools, directorate offices, and universities by June 2004; 36 teachers, 622 pupils, and 200 university students have been killed by January 2007." Too bad they didn't mention who committed the majority of those attacks in the OT.
04-27-07 - Finkelstein discusses Israel's human rights record Finkelstein also touched upon Israel's security wall: "If Israel is building the wall to incorporate the settlements, then the wall is clearly illegal under international law."
Also, he claimed that according to historian Benny Morris' research, "what happened in 1948 was an ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians from the disputed territories, citing one author's claim that "the ethnic cleansing was anchored in the Zionist philosophy of transfer..." Indeed, Finkelstein said, "according to Morris, the biggest mistake they made was they didn't expel every single last Palestinian in 1947, because then this would never have happened today."
04-27-07 - Al Haq: British government being sued for complicity The British government is being sued for failure to adhere to international law. Specifically the suit cites British complicity with the Israelis who blatantly violate the rights of the Palestinians.
04-27-07 - Palestinian children's art stolen ?An important part of our work is the ability to bring Palestinian voices to people in the United States,? said Birthright Unplugged co-founder Hannah Mermelstein in a press release. ?This is a sad reminder that members of our community will resort even to theft to silence these voices.? I can't get over this. This is supposed to be America (land of the free). And we all know just who would be behind something like this. Who doesn't want Americans to see the Palestinian side of the story? Who doesn't want Americans to feel any sympathy for Palestinians?
04-27-07 - 'Farewell to our house!' After these neighborhoods fell into the hands of the State of Israel and the Arab homes were looted, most of them were given to new Jewish immigrants. In the wake of the 1948 War of Independence, quite a few of the beautiful houses in Katamon and Talbieh were handed over to officials of the newly formed state.
04-27-07 - Beit Lahia waste water treatment plant - Floods Humanitarian Situation Report #4
04-27-07 - Aiding Christians in the Holy Land Orzechowski said he hoped to bring awareness to the Palestinian Christians by holding alternative gift markets to sell olive wood crafts that some of the Christians make, and by organizing more trips to the area.
04-27-07 - New football stadium in Bethlehem's Al Khader donated by Portuguese A new international football stadium will be inaugurated on Monday in the southwestern Bethlehem town of Al Khader. It was funded by Portugal, through the Portuguese Institute for Cooperation for Development (IPAD). ....As reported by the Portuguese News Agency LUSA, Portugal will offer the shirts of the players Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco e Quaresma. They will remain in an exhibition room at the Al Khader stadium.
04-27-07 - President of Sesame Street comes to Palestine for launch of third season For the first time ever the President of the highly lauded children's television program, Sesame Street, Dr. Gary Knell, will be in Ramallah.
04-27-07 - Rudd: We will have nothing to do with Hamas Fresh from his keynote speech to the Australian Labor Party's National Conference in Darling Harbour on Friday morning, Rudd addressed a luncheon hosted by the Labor Friends of Israel (LFI), warning that Hamas had not "disavowed its policy of seeking the obliteration of the State of Israel". The Aussie Israeli lobby rivals those of America and Canada; very powerful.
04-27-07 - Lebanon: One Unexploded Bomb Per Person According to the Belgians as many as 800,000 unexploded ordnance (UXO), and possibly more, still remain. Meanwhile, scores of Lebanese civilians have died from contacting cluster bombs. More than 200 have been wounded, most of them severely
04-27-07 - Requiem in Ramallah The name Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has not been heard so frequently in the West Bank as in the past two weeks, during the Palestinian Mozart Festival.
04-27-07 - Billboards in Jerusalem demand real Middle East talks
04-27-07 - NATIONAL ARAB CONFERENCE KICK STARTS IN BAHRAIN TOMORROW THE STATE OF THE NATION REPORT DEALS WITH A NUMBER OF ISSUES TOUCHING ON THE ARAB NATION IN LIGHT OF THE GLOBAL CHANGES INCLUDING THE PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY IN THE ARAB WORLD, THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE, THE LEBANESE CRISIS, THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA AND AN EVALUATION OF THE ARAB COUNTRIES ECONOMIC PERFORMANCES LAST YEAR.
04-27-07 - Israelis not colonialists after all Not likely.
04-27-07 - Gaza exhibition shows region's turbulent past
04-27-07 - Angry, Controversial Senior Sendoff The administration abused the rights of free speech of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel/Palestine conflict when it forcefully removed the ?Voices of Palestine? artwork exhibit last May. Again, this past December, President Jehuda Reinharz made many public statements about how he did not give a damn about bringing a former President to campus, likely because he saw the Palestinians as human-beings.
04-26-07 - DFLP slams Israeli attempts to demolish Higher Islamic Council building in Jerusalem The leftist Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) slammed on Thursday that Israeli plans to demolish the building of the Higher Islamic Council in Jerusalem. The Font considered this plan as part of the continuous Israeli plans to wipe the Arab history from the Holy City.
04-26-07 - Palestinian injured in infiltration attempt to Egypt: report One of the two Palestinians who tried to infiltrate into Egypt from the Palestinian territories was injured as he threw a bomb at the security agencies, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported on Thursday.
04-26-07 - Israel rejects call for unconditional talks
04-26-07 - Israeli army kidnaps five civilians from Nablus
04-26-07 - Erekat: we appreciate Egyptian efforts to stabalize 'calm' and put international pressure on Israel
04-26-07 - Hamas pledges to respond to any Israeli strike
04-26-07 - EU urges Gaza reporter's release
04-26-07 - PFLP attack Israeli army vehicles in central and northern parts of West Bank
04-26-07 - U.S. State Department Pushes for Palestinian Resettlement "These are already recognised refugees. The U.S. as the occupying power has the capacity to evacuate. They could put them on a plane and get them out of there," said Frelick. "The question is where that plane would land." They still can't go home - to Palestine.
04-26-07 - Aid to Palestinians to be bypassed unity government: EU European Union aid will bypass the Hamas-led Palestinian government until it recognizes Israel, renounces violence and abides by interim peace deals, the EU's aid commissioner said Thursday.
04-26-07 - Israeli army detains Palestinian shepherds near Nablus Soldiers came from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Aeli and detained the shepherds for some time. Troops then took the shepherds to the settlement and held them there for four hours. The shepherds were released after a group of international solidarity and human rights workers intervened and managed to convince the soldiers to release the shepherds.
04-26-07 - EU lawmakers urge more efforts to release BBC reporter in Gaza
04-26-07 - Palestinians renew truce, demand it include W.Bank
04-26-07 - Switzerland calls for more Middle East dialogue Swiss President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said on Thursday that she hoped the creation of the new Palestinian government could help restart the peace process in the Middle East.
04-26-07 - Hagel: Support for Israel not 'automatic' Hagel (R-Neb.), who is considering a run for the presidency, told the Arab American Institute's annual dinner that he believes Israel and the United States have a "special relationship," but resented being told by a pro-Israel activist that if he wants backing from the pro-Israel community, his support for Israel should be "automatic." Hagel for President!!!
04-26-07 - The GE Presidential Debate Williams accused Obama of having said that the Palestinian people are suffering, and Obama assured him that he meant they were only suffering from their own leaders' failures and that Israel is not to blame. Obama has fully transformed into the asskisser of the AIPACers. Shame. Won't be getting my vote for that reason alone.
04-26-07 - Congress considers Jerusalem resolutions Resolutions in both houses of Congress promote the unity of Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. Both resolutions are timed to commemorate 40 years of Israeli sovereignty throughout the city, which will be marked in June. .....The nonbinding resolution introduced Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) calls on President Bush to stop exercising his waiver of a law that mandates moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, and "calls upon the President and the Secretary of State to repeatedly affirm publicly, as a matter of United States policy, that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel."
Move Capitol Hill to Tel Aviv. This is the fourth article dealing with Israel-related legislation in OUR government today alone. Let the Israelis pay their salaries.
04-26-07 - Resolution marks Israeli independence A U.S. Senate resolution celebrating Israel's 59th Independence Day is expected to pass unanimously. Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the resolution. .....In addition to praising the creation of the Jewish state, the resolution commends U.S.-Israel cooperation in defense, diplomacy and homeland security. It also commends the bipartisan support for Israel in the United States. I guess OUR representatives on Capitol Hill had no pressing AMERICAN matters to attend to this week?
04-26-07 - House passes 'human shields' bill In remarks, Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) noted recent reports that Israeli troops had used Palestinians as shields, while Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) countered that in Israel, soldiers found guilty of doing so were punished. .....The American Jewish Congress lobbied strongly for the bill.
People were not 'held responsible'. The problem with this piece of legislation for Israel is that in its exhaustive research of that conflict, Human Rights Watch found no such evidence that Hezbollah was using human shields. In fact, Israel only recently was caught (on tape via AP) doing that very thing. Add to that the fact that Israel, knowing that a ceasefire was imminent (expected in 3 days), fired a million cluster bomblets into mainly civilian areas of Lebanon.
04-26-07 - Dissidents, Western leaders to meet Dissidents and democratic leaders will convene in Prague at a conference co-hosted by a Jerusalem think tank.
Speakers will include President Bush, former refusenik and Israeli Cabinet minister Natan Sharansky, former Czech President Vaclav Havel and former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.
Sending in the friends of the neocons to persuade Czech to go along with the missile defense program, are we?
04-26-07 - Feinstein: Bush still can make Mideast peace Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, praised the Arab League for reviving a 2002 plan that offers Israel comprehensive peace in exchange for a return to 1967 borders and some sort of agreement on a "right of return" for Palestinian refugees. Israel has said it will consider the offer, but it considers a mass return of refugees as demographic suicide for the Jewish state.
04-26-07 - Legislator blasts pro-Israel group "Well-publicized statements by Pastor Hagee demonstrate extremism, bigotry and intolerance that is repugnant," U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, said in a two-page reply declining a form invitation from Pastor Mac Hammond. Good for her!
04-26-07 - In Ahmadinejad's Iran, Jews still find a space The irony of Israel's war of words and propaganda with regard to Iran and its alleged threats against Jews/Israel: Iran's Jews are safe and under no threat. In fact, Israel's refusal to make peace with her neighbors is the main exacerbating influence there (and elsewhere).
04-26-07 - Israeli anxiety over 'enemy within' Arabs make up nearly 20% of the population, but they have long complained of discrimination, and official figures tend to back their case. Why are they considered 'enemies within' when for the most part, they are only calling for Israel to be a true democracy and for equal rights for all of its citizens? Why does that have Israel's panties in a bunch? Isn't that what they purport to be - a democracy?
04-26-07 - Top IDF officer: We knew war would not get abducted soldiers back "After a couple of hours it became clear that we would not get the kidnapped soldiers back through military means," Eisenkott told students at a Nahariya school. So then why did they continue on in their campaign to destroy Lebanon, bombing (sometimes fleeing) civilians in the process?
04-26-07 - New plan advocates land swap between Israel, PA Kadima MK Otinel Schneller's new realignment plan advocates a land swap between Israel and the Palestinian Authority whereby the three Arab Israeli villages in the triangle area will be transferred to Palestinian control in return for the annexation of the three largest settlement blocks of Ariel, Gush Etzion and Modi'in..... Schneller says the aim of his plan is to maintain the existence of a strong Jewish majority within Israel's final borders. Israeli demoGRAPHY.
04-26-07 - Ayalon: I?ll reach agreement on Golan Heights In the pamphlet, Ayalon presents his plan to reach a peace agreement with Syria, according to which Israel will transfer control of the Golan but will lease it for 99 years. How is it Israel's land to lease?
04-26-07 - Hadash MK speaks at memorial for Palestinian 'catastrophe'
04-26-07 - Pilgrimage-marathon in Holy Land to link Bethlehem and Jerusalem On Monday the fourth marathon-pilgrimage linking Nativity Square in Bethlehem with the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem began, with this year?s pilgrimage dedicated to John Paul II.
04-26-07 - The puppet who cleared the way for Iraq's destruction Before we conclude that Wolfowitz was the original author of the policies that destroyed Iraq, we should note that his entire career, at least up through his Pentagon service, has been in the service and at the direction of others. His early work in Washington promoting the dubious merits of an anti-ballistic missile programme, for example, was sponsored by Paul Nitze, a powerful insider who devoted a lifetime of intrigue to boosting east-west tensions and US defence spending. Nitze served as godfather to the neoconservative movement in the 70s, correctly calculating that a fusion of the pro-Israel lobby with the military-industrial lobby would create an alliance of unstoppable power. Among the early and most potent recruits was an old friend of Wolfowitz's, Richard Perle, known and feared in Washington as "the Prince of Darkness" for his ruthless bureaucratic skills and commanding position in the neoconservative forces.
04-26-07 - Mr. Bush, Tear Down These Walls! by Scott Ritter History has rightly condemned both practices. The only modern nation that actively incorporates the construction of walls as an aspect of domestic and foreign policy is Israel, and its policy of apartheid regarding the Palestinians is morally indefensible
04-26-07 - 'Kidnapped' Lebanese found dead Lebanese police have found the bodies of a Sunni man and a boy in hills south-east of Beirut, three days after they went missing, feared kidnapped.
04-26-07 - Raji Sourani re-elected as VP of international human rights organization The Director of Gaza City's Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Raji Sourani, was elected as the FIDH Vice President for the third consecutive term
04-26-07 - Judith Laitman: Tradition requires Jews to seek justice for Palestinians
04-26-07 - The A,B,C's of Home Demolition in Israel
04-26-07 - UN report: Rafah Crossing terminal was closed 50% during April
04-26-07 - Bedouins fleeing police try to break in to Israel One member of the Bedouin tribes said "they were requesting entry into Israel, because they feared police brutality and arrests" following an incident that took place Wednesday.
04-26-07 - British human rights worker arrested in Tel Rumeida under false charges Joanne Crouch, a British human rights worker (HRW), was arrested in the Tel Rumeida district of Hebron. Israeli police at the Kiryat Arba police station tried to charge her with spray painting "Free Palestine" on a wall in the Palestinian neighborhood.
04-26-07 - No criticism from Condi Støre said Norway was not yet convinced by the US argument that the shield was urgently needed to pre-empt potential threats from Iran and North Korea.
04-26-07 - New Palestinian daily set for publication
04-26-07 - PM lauds Gandel, warns Iraq exit would embolden Iran WITHDRAWING Australian troops from Iraq would embolden Iran and further jeopardise Israel's security, Prime Minister John Howard has warned. In a speech to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) on Thursday, Howard said a premature exit from war-torn Iraq would unsettle moderate Arab states in the Middle East and undermine regional stability. His comments echo the warning last week from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that the coalition's exit strategy from Iraq must preserve American prestige or it will boost the cause of global terrorism.
04-26-07 - End the Occupation Now by Mairead Corrigan Maguire As I helped a French woman, I was shot in the leg with a rubber-covered steel bullet. I was targeted by an Israeli soldier and shot from a distance of 20 metres. This itself was illegal because such lethal weapons, under Israeli military law, are not allowed to be used within a 20 metre range.
04-26-07 - Clarifying vision for contemporary art in Palestine The International Academy of Art Palestine sponsored a two-day seminar on ?Contemporary Art and Higher Art Education? in the West Bank city of Ramallah at the end of last month.
04-26-07 - US, Norway play down differences in Palestinian policy
04-26-07 - A Calculus: Will Israel strike Iran? ** Israel would prefer that Iran be struck and weakened -- by some other power. For Israel it would be best if the United States and a coalition of the West emasculated and neutered Iran of nuclear capabilities. Should that not occur, then yes, I believe that Israel will under certain circumstances strike Iran.
04-26-07 - Hezbollah taunts Israel with picture of captive soldiers
04-26-07 - World Vision program comes to aid of children in Dbayyeh camp World Vision works in impoverished areas throughout Lebanon. It is active among the Palestinian population, saying it gave aid in one form or another to 700 Palestinians in 2006.
04-26-07 - Clinton: US might have to confront Iran ** Democratic presidential candidate and New York Senator Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that it might be necessary for America to confront Iran militarily, addressing that possibility more directly than any of the other presidential candidates who spoke this week to the National Jewish Democratic Council.
04-26-07 - Yikhrib Baythum, They're Commodifying Apartheid?!? Can anyone in the KABOB-o-sphere confirm the involvement of Israel's Zeef Belinksi in the construction of US-sponsored segregation walls in Iraq?
04-26-07 - US diplomat says moderate Arab nations fear Iran over Israel The former defense secretary said he believed the United States' support of Israel was unwavering, regardless of administration changes in either country. He also noted that Washington was likely to respond positively to an Israeli request to purchase the US-developed F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet. Israel's Air Force has recently shown interest in the jet, which is equipped with uniquely advanced stealth technologies and weapons.
04-26-07 - A Sister City Debate in Rachel Corrie's Hometown
04-26-07 - Choosing Allies Over Principles Though many Jews support the genocide resolution, some of the biggest Jewish communal players, such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs (which has worked for years to build support for the Israel-Turkey alliance), are not. ADL head Abe Foxman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that "the Jewish community shouldn't be the arbiter of that history, nor should the U.S. Congress." Total hypocrite.
04-26-07 - BIL'IN, WEST BANK: 1 Samuel 17:1-50 in Bil'in
04-26-07 - Art Under Apartheid in Tel Rumeida ISM Freedom Summer 2007 invites you to teach creative workshops with Art Under Apartheid in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron.
04-26-07 - Israeli airport undergoes double security alert for false alarms
04-26-07 - Tracking Jewish money How our 'democracy' really works.
04-26-07 - Kravitz against war Recorded in Miami last week, 'We Want Peace' features Kravitz alongside Iraqi pop star Kadim Al Sahir, Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen and Lebanese artist Jamey Hadded.
04-26-07 - Palestine on campus
04-25-07 - UN agency finds living conditions for Palestinians keep deteriorating The UNRWA report concluded that the crisis has been ?compounded by protracted Israeli military operations in Gaza and increased restrictions on movement for Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian territory, coupled with rising levels of internal tension.?
04-25-07 - Israeli army invades Nablus, opens fire randomly at civilians, resistance injures two soldiers Witnesses stated that soldiers used sound bombs and opened fire randomly during their house to house searches.
04-25-07 - European Commission: Wall has provoked a serious decline in living conditions
04-25-07 - Israeli forces kidnap two men and bee hives from Beit Omer near Hebron
04-25-07 - Hammad: Israeli government's escalation is an exercise to avoid Arab Initiative and ?peace process? Political Advisor to President Abbas, Nimer Hammad, told PNN on Wednesday afternoon that the policy of escalation pursued by the Israeli government is designed to avoid accepting the Arab Peace Initiative or from moving forward with the ?peace process.?
04-25-07 - Palestinians renew truce Palestinian armed factions renewed their commitment to a Gaza Strip truce on Thursday but said rocket salvoes from the territory could resume if Israel did not halt military operations in the occupied West Bank.
04-25-07 - Morgantini Calls for Stopping Executions and Impunity of Israeli Government "How many other abuses must be committed? How many other deaths must there be before the European Union takes a strong and pragmatic position regarding Israel on the respect of international law and human rights, in the name of a peaceful and long-lasting solution to the conflict based on the two peoples two states principle?",
04-25-07 - Spain doubles its contribution to UNRWA's emergency appeal
04-25-07 - Israeli army kidnaps five Palestinians from Hebron An undercover Israeli army force kidnapped on Wednesday at dawn five Palestinian men from the southern West Bank city of Hebron and a nearby village.
04-25-07 - Refugees severely burned in fire on Syrian-Iraqi border Three Palestinian refugees were severely burned and 25 others, mostly children, were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns in a refugee camp on the Syrian-Iraqi border
04-25-07 - Islamic civilization bulldozed for Israeli takeover of Jerusalem Israeli bulldozers demolished parts of the Supreme Islamic Council near Al Aqsa Mosque beginning on Sunday. Located dozens of meters from the western wall near Jaffa Gate in East Jerusalem's Old City, the building is slowly being destroyed.
04-25-07 - Rocket fire gives Israel a pretext to strike: Egypt
04-25-07 - Demonstrations for BBC's Johnston A rally for kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston has been held by the National Union of Journalists in London.
04-25-07 - AT-TUWANI UPDATE: 11- 24, April 2007
04-25-07 - Palestinian Analyst: ?Israeli threats to invade the Gaza Strip are serious?
04-25-07 - Palestinian dies of wounds sustained two months ago Hassan Siam, 24, was admitted to a hospital in Gaza City when he sustained critical wounds during factional infighting in Al Shat' refugee camp located in the city, medical sources reported.
04-25-07 - Palestinian refugee and his Iraqi nephew, both killed in Iraq Palestinian sources reported on Wednesday that one Palestinian refugee died in an explosion in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as he was heading with his Iraqi nephew to hospital to receive medication for a chronic disease he suffered from.
04-25-07 - Time will Never Heal this Wound Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their homes in a wave of massacres and killings carried out by Jewish gangs and later the Israeli army. Others fled in fear for their lives, believing they would return in a matter of days to their homes.
04-25-07 - Israeli troops advance into Khan Younis and uproot farmlands, civiliain injured in Jabalia
04-25-07 - Haneya urges int'l community to pressurize Israel to end offensives
04-25-07 - Former Israeli Arab MP suspected of helping enemy
04-25-07 - Survey Finds Suspicion of US Pervasive in Islamic World And an average of two out of three respondents named "expand[ing] the geographic borders of Israel" as a third major U.S. policy objective in the region.
04-25-07 - National highest honours bestowed Former Palestinian ambassador to South Africa Salman El-Herfi was present to receive his National Order. "It is a great thing from a great nation and a great people."
04-25-07 - Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv Releases Results of 2007 Survey of Israelis' Attitudes on National Security; First Since Lebanon War Demography remains more important than geography. Respondents were asked to rank four key values-a) a country with a Jewish majority; b) Greater Israel; c) a democratic country; and d) a state of peace-as to their order of importance. For over twenty years, the value ranked as the most important is a Jewish majority. In 2006, for the first time, an absolute majority of the Jewish population (54%) listed it as the most important value vs. only 7% who chose Greater Israel as the number one value
04-25-07 - Rice to travel to Mideast, Russia next month "She's going to be traveling to Moscow to talk to (Russian) Foreign Minister (Sergei) Lavrov about issues related to Iran and U.S.-Russia relations," McCormack added
04-25-07 - Palestinian refugee children?s art stolen from library BOSTON, USA? On April 19, 2007, eighteen photographs were stolen from an exhibit documenting Palestinian children?s journey to Jerusalem, the sea, and their ancestral lands. The exhibit, which opened on April 14, was hanging in the Honan-Allston branch of the public library, and was scheduled to remain there until May 25.
04-25-07 - AFP photographer wins award for picture of slain Palestinian child
04-25-07 - Romney favors ambassador to deter nukes "What Jimmy Carter fails to understand is what so many fail to understand: Whether it is Hamas or Hezbollah or al Qaeda, there is an overarching goal among the violent jihadists that transcends borders and boundaries," Romney says. "That goal is to replace all modern Islamic states with a caliphate, to destroy Israel, to cause the collapse of the West and the United States, and to conquer the world."
04-25-07 - BADIL Information & Discussion Brief No. 10 - Palestinian Refugee Children: International Protection and Durable Solutions
04-25-07 - Israeli suspicions feed Arab-Jew rancor After a court eased the order Wednesday, police disclosed that Bishara is suspected of crimes against Israel's security, aiding the enemy during wartime, passing intelligence to the enemy, contacting foreign agents and receiving money in violation of anti-money laundering laws.
04-25-07 - Dodd Vows Support For Israel Dodd got a standing ovation from the 150 people gathered at a downtown meeting of the National Jewish Democratic Council, whose agenda vows to fight for "separation of church and state, a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and reproductive freedom."
if these folks believe in the separation of church and state than their support of Israel is oxymoronic. They want separation of church and state HERE (cake) but for Israel to remain a 'Jewish State' (and eat it too). Hypocrisy.
04-25-07 - U.S. Gov?t Discriminates Against Muslim Immigrants: Study Welcome to Israel! Err, I mean, America!
04-25-07 - Reporting risks leave Gaza neglected
04-25-07 - Gaza antiquities to be displayed in Geneva The objects, including 5,500-year-old jugs, Egyptian alabaster vases, and Byzantine mosaics are on loan from the Palestinian Authority's antiquities department and a private Palestinian collector.
04-25-07 - Former Palestinian foreign Minister Al-Zahar wonders "where does Israel exist?"
04-25-07 - The Palestine Securities Exchange launches online stock trading ('e-trading')
04-25-07 - UN appeals for calm in Gaza
04-25-07 - Palestinians urge Israel to seize "historic opportunity" for peace, but Israel says Palestinians must first end "campaign of terror"
04-25-07 - In Lebanon, Tempers Rise Over Reconstruction
04-25-07 - Longtime professor Nassar departing ISU A Palestinian-American born in Jerusalam, Nassar next moves to California State University, San Bernardino. There, he'll be dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
04-25-07 - MIFTAH calls for reforming security devices
04-25-07 - PNN: From Palestine to Virginia Tech
04-25-07 - Diplomatic Mission intervention unites foreign passport holders with their families;
04-25-07 - Mansour: Palestinian Reality is Harsh and Depressing
04-25-07 - Combat moderates Israeli soldiers' views Officers underwent a substantial change, adopting much less right-wing and more pragmatic views than enlisted soldiers. They underwent a greater change in espousing strongly democratic values, adherence to the rule of law and minority rights, the poll added. However, female soldiers leaned more to the right, the study showed. Coincidentally, you don't see too many female Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories.
04-25-07 - Palestinian Days concluded Organized by Kana?an Association for Palestine, political and art activities for the Palestinian Day in Yemen concluded last Thursday at the Taj Sheba Hotel.
04-25-07 - Italy concerned about Gaza situation: FM
04-25-07 - Friendship helps define conflict in Middle East
04-24-07 - A series of internal incidents in Gaza leave one boy dead, seven others wounded
04-24-07 - IRAQ: Militants force Palestinians to leave Anbar
04-24-07 - Two children injured in an explosion near Jenin Palestinian medical sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported that two brothers aged 7 and 4 were moderately injured when an explosive object left behind by the Israeli army, detonated near them.
04-24-07 - Egypt denounces Israeli military operations against Palestinians He said he was "astonished" at the timing of the military operations as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are to meet regularly to bring viewpoints closer and discuss political horizons.
04-24-07 - Pope, Abbas hail moves to revive Mideast peace process
04-24-07 - Hamas government calls for resuming Gaza ceasefire
04-24-07 - Refugee reality: dreams of home
04-24-07 - Egyptian security officials plan to meet with Hamas to avoid escalation The officials are apparently trying to hold meetings with Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and Israeli leaders in an attempt to avoid further escalation.
04-24-07 - A miniature train surprises residents of downtown Nablus "Riding the train around Nablus while a children's song plays all the ride long is a wonderful form of entertainment for the children who have been trapped inside the city for the past five years, unable to leave because of the Israeli occupation", a local teacher commented.
04-24-07 - While Carrying his body, relatives of slain resident break into the legislative council in Gaza The Maan News Agency reported that the Legislative Council was holding a session when the residents broke into it chanting slogans slamming chaos and insecurity, and demanding the Palestinian government to unveil the incidents that lead to the death ofHhasan Abu Sharkh.
04-24-07 - Hamas denies reports of Egyptian travel restrictions on its officials
04-24-07 - Public Sector employees to go on strike demanding unpaid salaries
04-24-07 - Cracks in unity as Hamas ends ceasefire Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and Palestinian prime minister, blamed Israel for stepping up the level of violence. "We made great efforts at keeping the truce and there was a positive Palestinian position, but unfortunately this position was met by expanding the aggression against the Palestinian people," he said.
04-24-07 - Israeli army opens fire at homes, Al Barghouthi warns of effects of Israeli attack on Gaza Israeli army tanks stationed east of Khan Younis city in the southern part of the Gaza Strip opened fire at nearby Palestinian civilian homes on Tuesday morning. The homes sustained damage, no injures were reported.
04-24-07 - Israel bars chief Islamic cleric from travelling to Jordan
04-24-07 - Abbas says Hamas truce violation will not be repeated
04-24-07 - Norway says Palestinian engagement slowly bearing fruit Norway said the month-long policy of international engagement with the Palestinian unity government, led by the Islamic group Hamas, was starting to bring results and helped avoid "civil war tendencies".
04-24-07 - US warns Palestinians not to abandon truce with Israel The United States warned Palestinians on Tuesday not to abandon a spotty ceasefire with Israel, saying the "pathway to Palestine" and an independent state lies through negotiations, not violence. Why not tell Israel to stop killing Palestinians, particularly Palestinian children, which is a violation of the ceasefire and the reason that Hamas is calling off the truce. Rocket science.
04-24-07 - Israeli army invades Nablus and nearby village
04-24-07 - BBC's Johnston 'in good health'
04-24-07 - Two soldiers hurt as activists march to Homesh The army had wavered on the question of authorizing the march, but ultimately decided that anyone attempting to reach the settlement would be breaking the law. Despite this, army sources said the Israel Defense Forces did not expect to fully stop the activists, who planned to spend Independence Day at Homesh.
04-24-07 - Israeli jet fighters buzz Hezbollah's new bases
04-24-07 - Attack by Hamas Casts Doubt on Future of Cease-Fire in Gaza Notice this propaganda by the NYT with the headline laying blame on Hamas for the breakdown of the ceasefire, when Israel killed 9 Palestinians in two days - 2 of whom were children, which this author conveniently omits from the article. Nah. No bias there.
04-24-07 - Students Abducted And Beaten
04-24-07 - It's foreign policy, stupid! Dems have a brand new bag Marc Winkelman of Austin, Texas, expressed relief that the candidates focused on foreign policy. He had feared that an isolationist wing would draw the party inward. "This was a big concern," Winkelman said. "A lot of people believe we have no right to stick our nose in other people's business."
04-24-07 - New Mexico buys $5 million in bonds
04-24-07 - U.S. lawmakers protest U.K. boycott U.S. Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, and Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) wrote Monday to Sir David Manning about the National Union of Journalists' decision to boycott Israel How is that part of their duties on Capitol Hill?
04-24-07 - Haneya to start Arab, Asian tour in early May
04-24-07 - Lawmaker urges accountability at Al-Hurrah U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), head of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, said Al-Hurrah has violated U.S. policy by airing live interviews with terrorist leaders such as Hezbollah chief Sheik Hasan Nasrallah.
04-24-07 - Obama: 'Tough' talk needed on Mideast "We have to be very hardheaded and clear-eyed about the dangers that exist throughout the Middle East in those who seek to perpetrate terror against the United States as well as Israel," Obama (D-Ill.) said Tuesday at the National Jewish Democratic Council's Washington conference, where he appeared with every other Democratic candidate for the presidency.
04-24-07 - Israel's 'modesty buses' draw fire
04-24-07 - Khalidi: Constraints on Palestine fueled conflict In breaking apart the colonial imperial structure, the international community promised to grant Palestine self-determination, he said. But it did not follow through on its pledge, he added, focusing instead on creating a Jewish state.
04-24-07 - Twenty-Four Injured at Demonstration Marking End of Bil'in Conference At an awards ceremony,
CPT along with other international accompaniment organizations received a
certificate of appreciation from the Palestinian National Authority for its work
in the region. The conference ended with a peaceful demonstration on Friday
afternoon. Similar demonstrations in the village of Bil'in have taken place
every Friday for the last two years protesting the building of the
separation/apartheid wall through village land.
04-24-07 - 'Bedouins only good in uniform' "A good Bedouin soldier is one in uniform, not one that has finished his service and goes back to being just another Arab",
04-24-07 - 21 Home demolition orders, activists to maintain presence in Izbat at-Tabib
04-24-07 - Obama tries to reassure Jewish voters Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) on Tuesday tried to reassure Jewish voters concerned about his Muslim ties, arguing that his commitment to Israel's security is unwavering.
04-24-07 - Lieberman: Patience With Iran Wearing Thin ** "We have begun to work with reformers within Iran,? he said in remarks reported by the Montreal Gazette.
04-24-07 - War With Iran Could Force the ?Silent To Act' ** The Israeli minister of housing, Meir Shetreet, downplayed the prospects of an Israeli attack on Iran. "I don't think Israel should be the one to take on Iran," he said. "This is a threat against the Western world." Right.
04-24-07 - Bush, Olmert discuss Mideast peace efforts
04-24-07 - Jailing of Syrian a 'sad commentary' on freedom under Assad: US Israel just shot an Irish Nobel peace prize winner, jailed a famous Puerto Rican peace activist, and we all know what israel did to RAchel Corrie. BUt Syrians are da bad guys. Israel good, Arabs bad.
04-24-07 - Azzun Al Atma: gate in the Wall controlled by soldiers who photograph girls Abed Ayub said that soldiers at the gate to the Wall which surrounds the town seven kilometers south of Qalqilia stopped a private car and photographed the girls inside.
04-24-07 - United Church Delegation Calls for an End to Palestinian Embargo In a letter sent this week to Prime Minister
Stephen Harper, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada is urging the
Canadian government to "urgently and immediately resume financial support to
the Palestinian Unity Government so that the Palestinian people can live the
life of dignity to which they are entitled."
04-24-07 - Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) to Host Briefing on the Growing Phenomenon of Holocaust Denial, May 1 The event, sponsored by Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ), will be timed to accompany Holocaust Remembrance Day......During the presentation, exclusive footage will be shown for the first time in the West.
The footage includes translated segments of statements by the most infamous Western Holocaust deniers appearing in Middle East media, as well as statements by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
04-24-07 - Christian Zionists raise hackles over fundraiser "Christian support for Israel is a good thing," Morrison said. "I have no idea what their politics are because we didn't discuss it."
04-24-07 - Bishara: Israel?s democracy is meant for select few
04-24-07 - The Legend of the Removed Checkpoints
04-24-07 - Homesh Return March Exceeds Expectations IDF soldiers at checkpoints along the way are making no attempt, as of Tuesday evening, to stop the marchers, saying they are there to secure the area, protect the marchers from Arabs from local villages, and to prevent activists from using side trails off the main road.
04-24-07 - Higher Follow-up Committee calls for continued resistance, end of chaos The Higher Follow-up Committee for National and Islamic Factions held an urgent meeting on Tuesday to discuss the recent escalation in Israeli military attacks and assassinations of Palestinians
04-24-07 - Army chief: We shall not back down if war is forced on us "We are not an army that seeks war, but a defensive army. Which was why last year's war with Lebanon was in the works months before Hezbollah abducted the soldiers? Mmm k.
04-24-07 - Norwegian officials to meet US Secretary of State Rice Thursday Rice will no doubt attempt to get Norway to join the boycott of the Palestinian government. This she will do acting in her capacity as- like so many others in our govt - a servant of the state of Israel.
04-24-07 - NYU sees growing dialogue on Middle East issues
04-24-07 - Women's Division addresses Middle East, immigrants The division also called for an end to "uncritical" U.S. support of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights. It asked both the U.S. and Israeli governments to support cleanup of unexploded cluster bombs in southern Lebanon
04-24-07 - Controversial film stirs heated debate Religion and politics collided at an event hosted by the College Republicans titled "Islamofascism Awareness Day." The organization publicly screened the award-winning 60-minute documentary, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West,"
04-23-07 - Ceasefire under threat after Israeli raids kill nine
04-23-07 - ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS UNITE TO PROTECT JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY ? UNESCO
04-23-07 - Six homes to be destroyed for Wall under pretext of lack of Israeli-issued permits Israeli forces will destroy six more Bethlehem homes. The Israeli Major General Yair Naveh issued notices to six citizens in Umm Salamuna Village in southern Bethlehem.
04-23-07 - Israeli Settlers attack Palestinian farmers near Hebron and injure two The settlers from Kurmitsur settlement, which is located on stolen village land, attacked the farmers who were working on their land just out side the barbed wire fence surrounding the settlement
04-23-07 - The forced starvation diet of Palestinians
04-23-07 - Cash-strapped Palestinians see livelihoods decimated by security crisis
04-23-07 - HEBRON UPDATE: 1-7 April 2007 The
Palestinian man fears that Israelwill now build an IDF post on the hill. In this
way, as well as others,Israel has been gradually, and illegally, expanding
04-23-07 - Johnston kidnappers want £2.5m
04-23-07 - Multi-faith appeal for Johnston "His abduction was a catastrophe. If you wanted to find a person whose abduction could damage the Palestinian cause, you couldn't find anyone better to do the job." Odd, isn't it?
04-23-07 - AT-TUWANI: Israeli military targets shepherds, seven-year-old boy in South In the past ten days, Israeli soldiers abducted several shepherds, including a
7-year-old boy, who were grazing their sheep near Israeli settlements in the
Southern Hebron District. In none of the cases did they send them to the Israeli
civilian police for the required legal processing.
04-23-07 - Two dead as new violence hits Palestinian camps
04-23-07 - As Palestinian government is set to implement security plan, chaos increases in Gaza
04-23-07 - Report: Egypt cracking down on Hamas Egypt reportedly is getting tougher on Hamas. The Jerusalem Post reported Monday that new actions include travel restrictions on Hamas officials and tightened border control to prevent weapons smuggling from Sinai into Gaza.
04-23-07 - Israeli forces arrest five high school students and use another as human shield
04-23-07 - Shootout in East Jerusalem leaves two injured
04-23-07 - IDF denies rumors it distributed leaflets in Gaza
04-23-07 - Israeli army continues to enforce curfew on Howwara town near Nablus
04-23-07 - PLO: Israeli forces looking for way out of negotiations by attacking Palestinians
04-23-07 - Palestinian interior minister submits resignation
04-23-07 - What do Israelis think about America's role in the world? a remarkable total of 82 percent of Israelis say that the United States takes their interests into account. A mere 14 percent disagree. No kidding? Why we NEVER would've guessed that the US takes Israel's interests into account. Will wonders never cease?!
04-23-07 - Mubasher signs strategic agreement with Palestinian Stock Market Exchange Mubasher, a subsidiary of National Technology Group (NTG) and the premier provider of e-financial solutions, has recently announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with the Palestinian Stock Market Exchange that will enable the company to provide website users and investors with access to Palestinian financial information through the ?Mubasher Pro? real time stock market information service.
04-23-07 - Pakistan vigil for BBC's Gaza man Journalists in Pakistan have held a vigil calling for the release of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston who was abducted in Gaza six weeks ago.
04-23-07 - Tree Planting in Biddu
04-23-07 - Calls for end of embargo on Palestinians Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou called for the lifting of an embargo imposed on the Palestinians after a meeting on Monday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is currently on a visit to Athens.
04-23-07 - Leftist lights torch for Fatah commander at alternative ceremony Lefist Tali Fahima lit a torch Monday in honor of Zakaria Zubeidi, the commander of Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing). "I light this for my friend Zakaria Zubeidi, with whom I have demolished fortresses," she said.
04-23-07 - USAID Distributes Insulin to West Bank Hospitals and Clinics The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Monday insulin deliveries to 37 Palestinian health care facilities in West Bank (WB).
04-23-07 - Several detainees confined to solitary for objecting to collective punishment
04-23-07 - SCOTTISH HOSPITAL VISIT PREPARES PALESTINIAN CHAPLAIN FOR NEW ROLE
04-23-07 - Nobel laureate treated, released after being shot in West Bank rally Maguire had been attending the Second Bil'in International Conference on Nonviolence in the West Bank village of Bil'in, where Palestinians and international and Israeli peace activists have held such protests against the wall since February 2005.
04-23-07 - Islamic Jihad rejects Pakistan's offer of peace mediation
04-23-07 - British boycott a blow to journalism It gets easy to spot the Israel-defenders that sit on editorial boards of major news media across the world.
04-23-07 - The President of Iran Is Not Hitler Another piece in Israel My Glory quotes Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that ?unless the United States stops Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, America has only two to five years left.?
04-23-07 - Is the Media Sabotaging the AIPAC Spy Trial? A few of the same corporate news outlets filing the motion were willingly used by Weissman and Rosen to disseminate classified information to further AIPAC's policy objectives Is the author of this piece suggesting that there is an abundance of Israel-defenders in the mainstream media in America? Preposterous! ....
04-23-07 - Arab doctors criticize security check at train station in Haifa
04-23-07 - Fadlallah: Lebanese 'addicted' to 'foreign forces' Senior Shiite cleric Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah said the Lebanese had given up control of their own affairs and "merely following up on foreign stands taken by regional and international forces ... planning to use the Lebanese arena to serve their strategic interests."
04-23-07 - Levin Gives Cheney Reason To Smirk Levin may be concerned about things other than looking bad. Those taking part in last month?s meeting of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington heard stern warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni that America not show ?weakness? on Iraq ? warnings that a U.S. troop withdrawal would make the neighborhood far more dangerous for Israel.
04-23-07 - 130 UK doctors call for boycott of Israeli Medical Association
04-23-07 - Bombing of American school: Gaza's latest nightmare "We have become Iraq," a dusty man said while bending down on the floor, trying to clear away the debris from an explosion that rocked the school early Saturday morning.
04-23-07 - Israel eyes Iran's aims nervously For now Israeli sources believe that diplomacy can defuse the situation. As one senior source told me, "2007 will be the year in which we bear the fruits of the sanctions against Iran".
04-23-07 - Police, Customs bust $37m drug import AN Israeli national has been charged with trying to import the synthetic drug MDMA, with a street value of $37 million, into Australia inside three hot water tanks.
04-23-07 - Israeli envoy plans for new French leader France's next president and ministers must understand the importance of relations with Israel, Israel's ambassador to France told JTA.
04-23-07 - Former Arab Israeli MP to whip up support campaign Prominent Arab Israeli Azmi Bishara plans to whip up an international support campaign before returning from abroad to face accusations that led him to resign from parliament after 11 years
04-23-07 - The right to strike John Kennedy's assassination and the rise to power of Lyndon Johnson improved Israel's status in Washington. For American Jewry, the political and personal channels to Johnson were more open, warm and influential. Johnson did not share Kennedy's intransigent opposition to the reactor at Dimona.....the new president appointed to three key positions officials who were more sympathetic to Israel than their predecessors Interesting. Read the last few articles with respect to the Liberty. Israel still refuses to admit that the attack was deliberate.
04-23-07 - Muslim activists protest Israeli lawmakers' trip to Indonesia
04-22-07 - Three killed in West Bank clashes Palestinian residents said the boy had been throwing stones at Israeli troops.
04-22-07 - Israeli troops shot dead Palestinian teen near Ramallah
04-22-07 - One child killed by Israeli army gunfire during invasion of village near Ramallah Medical sources stated that Kareem Zahran, 14, sustained critical wounds during the clashes. Soldiers detained the boy until he died from severe bleeding. After two hours the Israeli forces handed the boy's body to a Palestinian ambulance which took him to a hospital in Ramallah city. On the way to the hospital the army also detained the ambulance car from one hour, the medical team reported.
04-22-07 - Chaos; Two brothers killed near Gaza shore, one resident killed in northern Gaza The sources stated that Haitham and his brother Mohammad Abu Amro, both in their twenties, were killed, while a third resident was seriously injured during armed clashes. The causes of the clashes remained unknown.
04-22-07 - Israelis kill militants in second day of bloodshed
04-22-07 - Israel escalates military actions in the Palestinian territories
04-22-07 - Greek FM, Palestinian leader Abbas meet in Athens
04-22-07 - Olmert: Iran 'not as close as it pretends' to nuclear capability "I hear the declarations of Iran's leaders from time to time, and I am telling you that Iran is far from crossing the technological line" into nuclear capability.
04-22-07 - Palestinian website for BBC man The website free-alan.com includes a brief biography of Mr Johnston and messages in Arabic and English calling on his captors to let him go.
04-22-07 - Palestinian Rocket Crews Pound Israeli Town
04-22-07 - Teachers go on strike in Qalqilia School teachers in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia went on strike on Sunday in protest of the Palestinian government's inability to pay their salaries.
04-22-07 - Reflection: Christian choir denied permit to sing in Jerusalem Preparations had long been underway and the request for permits had been forwarded well in advance, to enable the Palestinian members to come from Bethlehem to Jerusalem and be joined by the others. Permits, it should be noted, are hardly ever given well in advance. Keeping everybody suspended until the last minute seems to be the regular policy of the Israeli security establishment.
04-22-07 - ICNP: Global Action to Mark 40th Anniversary of Israeli Occupation
04-22-07 - PCHR Condemns Israeli Escalation in OPT Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned Sunday Israeli latest crime in OPT which so far led to the death of eight citizens and the injury of others.
04-22-07 - Israeli Arab resigns from Knesset
04-22-07 - Hamas calls for new attacks on Israel "The blood of our people is not cheap," he said in a statement faxed to The Associated Press. "Therefore we are calling on ... (Hamas' armed wing) and the Palestinian resistance groups to be united in the trench of resistance and to use all possible means of resistance and to respond to the massacres."
04-22-07 - U.S. had operational plans to fight against IDF in 1967 In the 1960s, the U.S. Defense Department drew up operational plans calling for a military confrontation with the Israel Defense Forces to prevent Israel from occupying territory in Egypt and other Arab countries.
04-22-07 - Mauritania may review Israel ties "There is an Israeli embassy present, so this matter has to be raised and discussed and examined in a way that serves the public interest,"
04-22-07 - Justification for boycott of Israel
04-22-07 - Iraqi PM orders halt to Baghdad wall Mr al-Maliki, who has often been at odds with his US backers over security policy in the capital, said that ?this wall reminds us of other walls?, in an apparent reference to the Israeli wall running through the Palestinian West Bank.
04-22-07 - Quarter of Israelis look abroad More than one in four Israelis thought about emigrating over the past year, a survey found.
04-22-07 - Arab narrative based on facts
04-22-07 - ISRAEL-LEBANON: UN envoy asks for records of cluster bomb strikes By last month, 30 people had been killed and 191 injured by mines or unexploded ordnance (UXO) in southern Lebanon since the ceasefire last August. The UN?s Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC) in south Lebanon estimates it has cleared about 10 percent of the estimated one million unexploded cluster munitions lying on the ground.
04-22-07 - Palestinian man gets 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting woman who wouldn't marry him
04-22-07 - Army seizes clothing destined for camps The Internal Security Forces (ISF) issued a statement on Saturday saying they had seized a shipment of military and civilian clothing being sent to a Palestinian refugee camp in South Lebanon.
04-22-07 - Analysis: Preparing for a French revolution in Mideast policy This challenge to France's historic pro-Arab policy could lead to a new vision for the Middle East. Under this alternative approach, France could play a major role in the defense of Lebanon's independence, containing the Iranian threat, combating terrorism, building strong relations with Israel, playing a truly central role in peacemaking efforts, and even cooperating with the United States.
04-22-07 - Hezbollah deputy chief: Prisoner swap talks with Israel 'serious'
04-22-07 - Olmert: Iran can be stopped peacefully "I believe the international efforts will achieve the goals," Olmert said. "There is no need to get caught up in any apocalyptic prophecies that have no basis in reality."
04-22-07 - Demo against BBC correspondent?s abduction today Pakistani journalists, friends and colleagues of the abducted BBC correspondent Alan Johnston will hold a vigil for his release
04-21-07 - Girl, 17, and five Palestinians die as Israelis target militants Palestinian officials said the 17-year-old girl, identified as Bushra Wahash, was shot by Israeli gunfire as she looked out of the window of her home
04-21-07 - Militants blow up part of American school in Gaza
04-21-07 - Palestinian condemnations of attack on American School ?The explosion damaged large parts of the school, which is a violation of the law and an abuse of an institution trying to serve the Palestinian people. This event seems to be an attempt to undermine national unity and the Palestinian people.?
04-21-07 - US working with Fayad on way to channel funds Sallai Meridor, declined to endorse such a funding mechanism, telling The Jerusalem Post that the government still didn't know the details of how such a program would work. "It's important that whatever is being done will send the Palestinian people a message that choosing and working with moderates would bring a better future for the Palestinian people,"
'You must please your Israeli masters, or we will keep all of the tax money due you!'
04-21-07 - News in brief Last week, Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Jordan Valley and the Beit Furik checkpoints in the West Bank prevented the passage of trucks bringing food and essential supplies for the Palestinian population. The prohibitions were lifted after two days, following the intervention of activists from Machsom Watch and an appeal from Haaretz. But last Thursday, soldiers at Beit Furik were again blocking the trucks.
04-21-07 - Efforts being made to free BBC reporter Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday efforts were being made to secure the release of a BBC journalist abducted in Gaza as well as an Israeli soldier held by militants.
04-21-07 - Minister of Information slams Israel for detaining a peace activist
04-21-07 - EU fund 'embargo' to Palestinians risks encouraging extremism: Abbas "We call upon the European Union to lift the embargo imposed on our people, whose continuation will only succeed in encouraging extremism,"
04-21-07 - Senior IDF officer confirms Iran training militants in Gaza Galant said he believes a large number of Iranian terror experts are operating in the Gaza Strip, receiving know-how, money and equipment from abroad, mainly from Iran, to carry out attacks on Israel. Beware- more Zionist BS headed our way.
04-21-07 - Troops invade Beit Forik, several residents, including one child, injured As Israeli forces invaded Beit Forik town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, dozens of Palestinian youth clashes with the invading forces who fired live rounds and rubber-coated bullets, injured one child and demolished one house
04-21-07 - All we had for breakfast was tear gas Moments later, Masid Abu Tamer, a Palestinian Israeli a journalist for British Channel 2 was shot in the head with a rubber bullet. The Palestinian Red Crescent placed him on the stretcher and loaded him into the ambulance.
04-21-07 - Israeli Soldiers Assault WAFA Cameraman in Jenin
04-21-07 - Homes Rebuilt by Peace Activist Demolished Today
04-21-07 - 380 PALESTINIAN KIDS AWAIT TRIAL
04-21-07 - Israeli media reports attributed to King Abdullah are categorically groundless The press remarks attributed to His Majesty King Abdullah II during his meeting with Israeli Knesset Speaker last Thursday and published by some Israeli dailies are completely untrue and categorically groundless and have nothing to do with the talks between His Majesty the King and Speaker Dalia Itzik, said Director of the Royal Court Communication and Information Division Amjad al-Adhayleh.
04-21-07 - Egyptian jailed for Israel spying Mohammed al-Attar was convicted of being an agent for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
04-21-07 - Charles Krauthammer takes rank hypocrisy to new lows On Wednesday -- less than 48 hours after the shootings -- the same Charles Krauthammer went on Fox News to explain why the Virginia Tech shootings and the killer's "manifesto" are connected to Al Jazeera, the Palestinians and other Muslim Enemies who dominate Krauthammer's political agenda
04-21-07 - Israel: 'No thanks' to Musharraf offer Israel has rejected the surprise offer by Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
04-21-07 - Harper Climate Report Withers The late patriarch, Israel "Izzy" Asper once boasted, his chain would NEVER publish criticism of Israeli government policies. Were the Asper's media interests confined, it would be of little matter, but true to Izzy's word, the largest news corporation in Canada is today more propagandist than credible news source, and not only in its "coverage" of the cultural and literal genocide being conducted against Palestine. Canada has an Israeli lobby problem of its own - a part of which is CanWest, a major Canadian news conglomerate owned by a staunch Israel-defender.
04-21-07 - WE HAVE THE SMOKING GUN! We have known for years that communications between the attacking Israeli jets and their headquarters were intercepted as the aircraft approached our ship. The Israeli pilots were clearly told by their controllers to find and quickly sink "the American ship" which was USS Liberty. Those communications were almost simultaneously translated and broadcast from a US Air Force C130 near the scene to an intelligence site at Crete where they were sent to Washington and to other stations as "Critical Intelligence," the fastest and most secure means available. Known as CRITICs, these reports routinely arrived in the White House, State Department and Pentagon within ten minutes or less.
04-21-07 - Presidential election begins in France The three main candidates in Sunday's French presidential election - Nicholas Sarkozy, Segolene Royal and Francois Bayrou - are all "well disposed [toward Israel] in their own ways," former Israeli ambassador to France Avi Pazner told The Jerusalem Post over the weekend.
04-21-07 - Israeli Giuliani groupies to bring votes The thousands of eligible absentee voters in Israel could have a significant impact on who will win the Republican and Democratic nominations. Should not be allowed.
04-21-07 - Palestinian curriculum silent about resistance He noted that the curriculum being taught in Palestinian schools is silent about the resistance movement or the continuing Israeli occupation. It focuses more on concepts like statehood and citizenship, as a fall out of the state building process started after the Oslo Accord.
04-21-07 - Settlers' Defiance Reflects Postwar Israeli Changes Supporters and opponents say the outcome of the building in Hebron will show how much the government is willing to confront the settlers in what the fiercest critics say amounts to a new settlement, with close to 100 residents already. Changes? Since when does Israel take any real action against them?
04-21-07 - "America at a Crossroads" veers to the right One episode, a virtual infomercial for Richard Perle, a leading neoconservative theorist and architect of the Iraq war, is so laughably biased -- and so unbalanced by any film giving equal time to a corresponding perspective on the left -- that it taints the entire series Since when does PBS favor neocons? Since this individual and those like her stepped into the fold. As soon as these people (Israeli lobby) infiltrated the place, the BS starts. PBS was supposed to offer something a little different than the mainstream media. Turns out, it does not. It was a nice idea though. To be fair, what the author of this piece describes on page 3 regarding what SHOULD have been included in this series was in fact included in the series Lawrence of Arabia by PBS. It was a great series. PBS should rerun it sometime so that Americans get the truth as to what really happened to Palestine, and consequently what motivates such hatred of the US (due its support of Israel`s colonial project in the region). Knowing the motivation for the attacks on the US does not justify the attacks. But not investigating the causes is like the police not investigating the motives for serious crimes. It has to be done, folks. There are those in this country that do not want you to know why. Here`s my message to them.
04-21-07 - Jordan denies remarks ascribed to Abdullah on right of return
04-21-07 - Israeli administration imprisoning mothers and wives of political prisoners to pressure confessions ?They arrested me from inside my house after the arrest of others in my family, and immediately took me to Jalama Prison so that my captive son, Said, could see that they had me.?
04-21-07 - GIULIANI BANDWAGON BRANCHES OUT TO ISRAEL In some past elections, planeloads of Israelis with American citizenship have flown to the United States to vote. Should not be allowed. With Israel being the recipient of the most US foreign aid, clearly there is a direct conflict of interest.
04-21-07 - 'Momentous' visit by Patriarch The visit is a gesture of thanks to parish priest Fr Paul Maddison and his parishioners for the support they have given to the Palestinian community of Aboud in recent years and has been described as a "momentous" occasion.
04-21-07 - President Abbas Welcomes Bulgarian's Decision to Open a Representative's office in Rammallah
04-21-07 - Syrians march to mark the Arabs' detainee day Some 100 Syrians from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marched Saturday to the office of the International Red Cross to mark the Arabs' Detainee Day.
04-21-07 - A Principled Man Nader energizes Detroit crowds "Far, far, far, far more Palestinian children, men and women, totally innocent, have been killed by the Israeli military than the reverse? the ratio is something like 20 to1. So, when we talk about terrorism, we should condemn all terrorism, including Israeli state terrorism."
04-21-07 - Consider plight of Palestinians Can you imagine how you would feel if you walked in Palestinian shoes? There are two sides to all situations, but we rarely hear this side of the story.
04-20-07 - Gunmen shoot and injure a P.A security officer in Qalqilia
04-20-07 - Israel to seal off West Bank and Gaza The Israeli military said on Friday it would seal off the West Bank and Gaza Strip from midnight (2100 GMT) on Saturday. The decision was taken ahead of a remembrance day for Israeli soldiers killed in combat and the country's independence day on Tuesday.
04-20-07 - HEBRON: Israeli settlers occupy Palestinian building. It is clear that the settlers want the
Palestinians out so that they can establish an unbroken chain of settlements
along the road.
04-20-07 - Man hurt by anti-gay bomb in Israel The device exploded near a convent in the town of Beit Jamal, west of Jerusalem. The farmer, who was working nearby, was taken to hospital with a light wound to his foot.
04-20-07 - Gaza: a disturbing dispatch from a no-go area
04-20-07 - Palestinian leader to visit Pope The Palestinian leader, who last met with the Pontiff in December 2005, is expected to speak with the Pope about the prospects for resumption of the peace process.
04-20-07 - Human rights report: Israeli forces injure children, women and the disabled this week
04-20-07 - Abbas insists Johnston is alive Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas repeated that a British journalist kidnapped in Gaza is alive and said his government was in contact with the British authorities on the case.
04-20-07 - New security plan: restrict weapons in society while preserving legitimacy of resisting occupation
04-20-07 - PFLP fires a grenade at an Israeli military jeep in northern Gaza
04-20-07 - Prime Minister: there is a limited time for blockade to continue before we consider other options ?For us lifting the financial blockade is two-fold. The first part is to lift restrictions on the work of banks, and the second is to unfreeze our funds that the Israelis are holding. But what is happening is that we are being turned into beggars. We must preserve the dignity of our people.?
04-20-07 - Forty days since BBC's Alan Johnston was kidnapped in Gaza Reporters Without Borders today called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to urge his kidnappers to produce evidence that he is still alive
04-20-07 - ICRC activities in Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories: March 2007 The ICRC continues to address the humanitarian consequences stemming from the ongoing construction of the West Bank Barrier in the districts of Hebron, Qalqilia and Salfit. The ICRC is particularly concerned about the difficulties experienced by Palestinian farmers in accessing privately owned lands located in the seam zone. While recalling to the Israeli authorities the illegality of the West Bank Barrier when it deviates from the Green Line into occupied territory, the ICRC seeks to minimise the negative impact for the affected communities.
04-20-07 - DOCUMENTARIES: Palestine Kids What?s it like growing up in a war zone? Five year old Diana lives in a cave in the West Bank. Mufida, 16, is struggling to complete her education with Israeli soldiers living on her roof. And Yassin, 7, just wants to move to Brazil. Dodging bullets, hiding from Israeli soldiers and losing their land to settlers is part of every day life for these children. Through their eyes, we gain a fresh perspective on everyday life for Palestinians
04-20-07 - NUJ plans vigil for Johnston
04-20-07 - Norway 'not alone' on Hamas Norway's foreign minister claimed Friday that the country's decision to formally recognize the new Palestinian government has paved the way for other countries to normalize relations with the Palestinians as well. Even some Israelis, it's reported, are tapping the Norwegians for their ties to Palestinian authorities.
04-20-07 - Special envoy says China's role in Middle East is "active and fair"
04-20-07 - King Abdullah to pay historic visit to Israel next month, report
04-20-07 - Israel denies helping Iraqi Kurds, sees one Iraq When asked by a reporter in a group of visiting journalists from Turkey if Israel was providing assistance to the Iraqi Kurds, National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer said: "As far as I know, there's nothing.".....Ben Eliezer, who overlooks the country's energy and water matters, said a plan to bring oil, natural gas and water to Israel through a triple pipeline system from Turkey could be finished in three years if ongoing feasibility studies supported the project.......One pipeline is planned to carry Azerbaijan's oil that reaches Turkey via a pipeline through Georgia. Ben Eliezer said the oil then can be pumped to Israel's Red Sea port of Eilat through an existing pipeline system and then part of it could be exported to countries, including India, Japan and China. There's this, this, and this.
04-20-07 - Video about the Israeli lobby This is that same video that I had linked to a week or so ago, but noted that someone had inserted some anti-Semitic bs in the beginning (for whatever reason, could be to discredit the entire message of the video ) - minus the anti-Semitic crap. This is likely the ORIGINAL. It came from this page, but I had trouble seeing the picture from the page, so I linked to the clip itself. This is a very well made video that features Walt, Mearsheimer, Earl Hiliard, Tony Judt. This version is longer than the previous one. Beware of those that seek to lump together criticism of Israel with genuine anti-Semitism. As to the statement by Judt at the very end of the clip, one may ask themselves: why is that? The answer to the question lies with the very theme of the clip.
04-20-07 - A Picture of Palestine photographs. Supporters of the Israeli occupation may denounce what the presenters said as inflammatory, but, in the end, the pictures speak for themselves:
04-20-07 - Palestine session for Labor fringe The one-hour presentation, ?Palestine ? the way forward?, will be given by Australians for Palestine, a group calling on Australia to formally impose sanctions against Israel, which it describes as an apartheid state.
04-20-07 - Top Jewish Dems 'appreciate' Olmert Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), who both chair committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, were quoted in this week's Forward about Democratic anger at the Israeli prime minister, who accused Pelosi, speaker of the House, of misrepresenting him after she delivered a purported message from Olmert to Syria.
04-20-07 - U.S. eyes potential $65 million bomb sale to Israel "It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Israel in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability," the Pentagon added. In the words of Col. Wilkerson from the video (of the Israeli lobby) of today's news batch: Bullsh#t. It's actually just the opposite.
04-20-07 - U.S. to sell Saudis 'smart bombs' ? report The United States reportedly will sell "smart bombs" to Saudi Arabia, despite Israeli objections. Gates was seen whispering in Olmert's ear 'these weapons will be used by the Saudis for when we attack Iran. It's all good, homey!'
04-20-07 - EU to help refugees fleeing Iraq
04-20-07 - McCain's 'Dean Scream'? McCain declared that, after all, Israel is being threatened, and we can?t allow that.
04-20-07 - Palestine: land and water management
04-20-07 - Freedom will prevail Palestinian officials and citizens from all walks of life, including detainees in Israeli jails, have appealed repeatedly for the release of Alan Johnston.
04-20-07 - Bethlehem: activists plant trees in memorial to students killed in Virginia Khalid Al Azza, head of the Land Defense Committee in Bethlehem, stated that the idea of planting the trees is to express the Palestinians rejection to all massacres and crimes against innocent civilians regardless of their color, race and ethnicity.
04-20-07 - Secrecy Surrounds Probe of Arab-Israeli Lawmaker "There's a dilemma in Israel. Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state. There is fear among some Israelis that if democracy is accorded to all its citizens this will attenuate Israel's character as a Jewish state. So there's that built-in tension between democracy and a Jewish state,"
04-20-07 - Palestinians threaten to capture more Israelis Hundreds of Palestinians rallied yesterday in the northern Gaza Strip to demand that Israel release Palestinian prisoners in a swap for a captured Israeli soldier. Some threatened to seize more Israelis to create further pressure for a deal.
04-20-07 - European Union increases contribution to UN agency for Palestinian refugees Today?s signing, at Qalandia camp in the West Bank, is the first instalment of a four-year deal in which the EU has promised to give UNRWA ?264 million by 2010. This year?s amount represents an increase of more than ?1.5 million over 2006.
04-20-07 - Hizbullah Criticizes as 'Inaccurate' U.N. Reports of Arms Smuggling Hizbullah lashed out at the U.N. Security Council, saying reports of illegal arms smuggling from Syria to Lebanon were "inaccurate," and assuring that the group has enough weapons that it need not be re-supplied.
04-20-07 - UN child rights expert criticises Palestinians and Israel "I recognise that Israel has very legitimate security concerns. But I still think the humanitarian consequences of this barrier are such that it is unconscionable,"
04-20-07 - The Virginia Tech Tragedy this tragedy at Virginia Tech touched families from not just America, but all over the globe. From Lebanon, to Egypt, to Israel, to Palestine, to Peru, to Puerto Rico and beyond
04-20-07 - Easter in Jerusalem brings layers of emotion
04-20-07 - Carter's Mideast Message Plays in Iowa
04-20-07 - Palestinians unite for freedom from occupation and the right of return Commemorations of the 59th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba will be launched in Israel on 24 April with the traditional Return-March of Palestinian citizens of Israel to the 1948 depopulated village of Allajun
04-20-07 - Conflict between Israel and Palestine has a hidden history suggests University of Toronto scholar Over 200 Arab villages were destroyed before a regular Arab soldier set foot in Palestine. Their ethnic cleansing program was called "Plan D". A detailed inventory of all Palestinian settlements and property had been made for it. (Often the unwary Palestinians extended hospitality to the takers of this macabre "census").
04-20-07 - The Saudi Plan and Palestinian "Return" Even if the Arab League plan did endorse return, just how would it be implemented without Israel's consent (which it would never give)? Those opposed to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations always point to a worst case scenario that would be imposed on Israel by the United States, Europe, or the Arabs. And yet the opposition of those three groupings to settlement expansion has not succeeded in preventing settlements from expanding. On the contrary, the settler population has expanded nonstop for decades despite the opposition of the entire world and the United States in particular. Nor has opposition to redundant and onerous West Bank checkpoints succeeded in getting them removed. In point of fact, one would be hard pressed to come up with any significant policy change on the part of the Israeli government that was produced because forces outside Israel wanted it.
04-20-07 - Fighting Terror Takes Pro-Active Military Approach, Experts Say Thursday's event was hosted by the Israel Project
04-20-07 - Bulgaria to open diplomatic representation in Palestinian city Ramallah During the talks Bulgarian President expressed his intention for Bulgaria to open a diplomatic representation in the city of Ramallah, which will strengthen the bilateral relations.
04-20-07 - Video: Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran **
04-20-07 - Double Jeopardy Entraps Palestinians
04-20-07 - US walls off warring Sunni district Several residents likened the project to the massive barriers built around some Palestinian zones in Israel. "Are we in the West Bank?" asked Abu Qusay.
Has your land been stolen yet by the wall for the Israeli-only settlements?
04-20-07 - Nobel peace laureate Corrigan injured in anti-fence protest Puerto Rican peace activist Tito Kayak climbed a tower on which the army had planted security cameras and hoisted a Palestinian flag.
04-20-07 - West Bank: giving entrepreneurs a boost in the shadow of the barrier Most people in the village of Beit Sira no longer have access to jobs in Israel and Jerusalem and restriction on movement make working in Ramallah nearly impossible. The ICRC is helping 26 local businesses in the village under its Livelihood Support Programme.
04-20-07 - 'Bomb, bomb, bomb' Iran, US senator sings ** "That old Beach Boys song, 'Bomb Iran'?" McCain said in response to a question about US policy on its diplomatic pariah at an electoral campaign meeting in the state of North Carolina......"Iran is dedicated to the destruction of Israel," McCain went on in a serious tone, however.
"That alone should concern us, but now they are trying for nuclear capabilities. I totally support the president (George W. Bush) when he says we will not allow Iran to destroy Israel."
04-20-07 - Puerto Rican activist arrested during protest of separation barrier Israeli police arrested a well-known Puerto Rican activist on Friday after he climbed a tower near Israel's West Bank separation barrier and planted a Palestinian flag on it, police said
04-20-07 - Bad News, Good News Day for Al-Arian Today, the 4th Circuit issued an order denying Al-Arian's request. However, a short time later, the court withdrew the denial.
04-20-07 - Kirchner laments lack of justice Earlier Thursday, American Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne met with DAIA leaders and stressed the importance of Holocaust education.
04-20-07 - Panel discusses Holocaust's role in Middle East conflict She explained that "evoking the Holocaust" is a tool often used by what she deemed "right-wing" groups. As examples she pointed to the David Project Center for Jewish Leadership. According to Rothchild, the David Project has equated the threat of a nuclear Iran with Hitler's Final Solution and the current times with the 1930s.
04-20-07 - Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life
04-20-07 - Commentary: ?Jewish Voice for Peace? Holds First National Conference Finally, we find Jewish leaders wielding the powerful charge of anti-Semitism, at times, to silence legitimate albeit sometimes hyperbolic criticism of Israel. At the same time, we see them take no accountability for the widespread Islamophobia and toxic disregard for Arab lives that has become widespread in many Jewish communities.
04-20-07 - Director Longley had been in war zone before As significant as his time in Iraq was, it was his time in the Gaza Strip that left the biggest impact, he said.
04-19-07 - UN urges Israel to ease Palestinian child detention policy "Practically every child I met (in the Palestinian territories) was in detention or had met somebody who has been in detention, or whose brother has been in detention," UN special representative for children and armed conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy told reporters.
04-19-07 - Israeli forces execute Palestinian after arresting him in Jenin
04-19-07 - Stranded Palestinian Refugees at Syrian-Iraqi Borders Expose to Sand-Storm Palestinian refugee camp at the Syrian-Iraqi borders was exposed on Thursday to sand storm resulting in uprooting and tearing tents.
04-19-07 - Sweden grants indirect aid to Palestinians Sweden on Thursday signed an agreement with the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) to give 160 million kronor ($24 million) in indirect aid to the Palestinians
04-19-07 - Palestinians Harmed By Fishing Restrictions
04-19-07 - Mounting garbage and frustration in Gaza
04-19-07 - Barghouti urges BBC man's release A jailed leader of the Palestinian Fatah faction, Marwan Barghouti, has called for the immediate release of the BBC's Gaza reporter, Alan Johnston
04-19-07 - Several West Bank cities invaded by Israeli army, 24 civilians abducted
04-19-07 - IMEMC: IOF demolishes homes, uproot trees in S. Hebron. (2 Actions this Sat.) The Israeli military, in alliance with illegal Israeli settlers, has been trying to force the Palestinian residents of the south Hebron hills to leave their homes for years
04-19-07 - Israeli army invades villages near Hebron; demolishes homes and uproots trees In Qawawis village the Israeli army troops, along with several bulldozers, stormed the village and demolished six farmers' homes and one animal shed. Soldiers even handed out a demolition order to families that are still living in a tent since their home was demolished several months ago by the Israeli army.
04-19-07 - Unknown gunmen blow up a hair salon in northern Gaza
04-19-07 - Missing BBC correspondent 'alive'
04-19-07 - New calls for reporter's release
04-19-07 - PALESTINIAN CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL UNDER THE ISRAELI MILITARY COURT SYSTEM
04-19-07 - Palestinian minister sees moves to ease sanctions "We are making progress in receiving aid directly to an account that will be exempt from banking restrictions and would be able to manage our funds in a transparent way,"
04-19-07 - Two Israeli soldiers wounded in a shooting attack near Ramallah
04-19-07 - Jordan urges Israel to seize 'historic chance for peace'
04-19-07 - U.S. presses Lebanon on Red Cross "Israel allows visitation rights by the ICRC to people who are identified as Lebanese that are in Israeli captivity," David Welch, the top State Department envoy to the Middle East, testified Wednesday in Congress, referring to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Thus does the US government continue to do Israel's bidding.
04-19-07 - We can sell, but you can't As always, Israel wants both to limit the supply of American armaments to countries that endanger it and to have the freedom to sell Israeli weapons to countries that directly endanger the United States - and indirectly, Israel too.
04-19-07 - Syrian president meets Putin's envoy on Mideast issues On the Palestinian issue, Muallem called for a lift of the unfair siege on the Palestinian people and support to the Palestinian national unity government to enable the Palestinians to restore their rights and establish their independent state
04-19-07 - Dershowitz to teach in Israel
04-19-07 - Le Pen courts Jewish vote Le Pen also said there is no proof that Tehran intends to develop military nuclear capacity. "And even if this is Tehran's intention, one can not prohibit Iran what its neighbors, Pakistan, India, Israel and China already have." Asked about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declarations that Israel should be destroyed, Le Pen answered, "He did not say how."
04-19-07 - Personal plea to Johnston's captors Kate Burton, a human rights activist, was kidnapped in Gaza in December 2005. She wrote this plea for the release of the BBC's reporter in Gaza Alan Johnston
04-19-07 - Former Mossad chief not against taking out Ahmadinejad According to Amit, Israel's nuclear plant in Dimona provides a deterrent against Ahmadinejad's intentions. "I think that this will be the reason they don't attack us," he said.
04-19-07 - Hariri trial a bellwether of Mideast clout Hizbullah charges that the tribunal no longer represents international justice, but has become a political club wielded by the US to threaten Washington's enemies in Syria and Lebanon. "The Americans are pushing the political conflict in Lebanon," says Nawaf Mussawi, Hizbullah's foreign affairs adviser. "The Americans and Israelis are dreaming of pushing Lebanon into a civil war to beat us."
04-19-07 - Livni dismayed by preconditions on talks Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa conditioned this on Israel "lifting the sanctions on the Palestinian people, halting the building of settlements and the building of the [West Bank security] wall."
Oh the horror of someone insisting that Israel stop thieving land.
04-19-07 - INTERVIEW-Israel urges tough diplomacy this year on Iran ** There is still time this year to deal with Iran diplomatically to halt its nuclear program, but a military option may await if such pressure fails, Israel's envoy to the United States said on Wednesday.
04-19-07 - Guard's son to return Irgun fighter's Bible It is better to die with a weapon in hand than to live with hands raised," No sh#t?
04-19-07 - Is a Very Public Love Affair Headed for the Rocks? Olmert sang Bush's praises during a recent televised address to American pro-Israel activists, echoing the tune of his predecessor, Ariel Sharon. Both admired Bush most for his hands-off approach; they were satisfied that the administration was all talk and no action when it came to the Palestinian cause.
04-19-07 - 'Miscalculation' could lead to Israel-Syria war: Olmert
04-19-07 - Jew Da and Boikutt: divided in life, united by rap in Mideast "Rap is an art form, but also a means of resistance," he said. "I rap about what I see every day -- the separation wall, the roadblocks, the house demolitions, the occupation. It is a part of my life."
04-19-07 - Is Americans? support of Israel unshakeable?
04-19-07 - The Legend of the Removed Checkpoints
04-19-07 - Palestinian farmers plant in protest of occupation
04-19-07 - Carter outlines peace plan Carter, speaking in a packed Carver-Hawkeye Arena, described such conditions in Palestinian territories as government-subsidized Israeli land settlements and the roads connecting them to Israel that can only be used by that country's citizens."This makes the lives of Palestinians almost intolerable," he said.
04-19-07 - America and Israel are asking the impossible of Arab diplomacy the United States voiced its disappointment with the Arab decision to limit the circle of exploratory talks until Israel makes a few concessions of its own and shows a modicum of good will. This criticism is especially ironic coming from the United States, which has adamantly refused to have any contact with Iran and Syria until they meet various conditions that Washington says are needed to regain the confidence of the international community.
04-19-07 - A lawmaker vanishes Yousef Jabareen, a lawyer and lecturer at Haifa University, identifies over 30 discriminatory laws, ranging from the explicit?like the ?Law of Return?, which grants any Jew in the world the right to automatic Israeli citizenship?to the implicit, like laws that make it harder in practice for Arabs to acquire land or practically impossible for Arabs from abroad to get Israeli citizenship by marriage
04-19-07 - Should anti-Israel play be staged? A controversial one-woman play about an American killed in Gaza will be staged this summer during the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and some longtime ticket holders are objecting........One of CATF's board members resigned in protest, revoking a $100,000 pledge, Herendeen said. Guess who wants to decide what you will and will not see? Is this not America?
04-19-07 - Shot student?s words inspire mum?s tribute Two years ago, the Hurndalls made legal history when they brought the Israeli defence force to account for its killing of an unarmed civilian.
04-19-07 - Human rights activist says threatened by IDF A Palestinian human rights activist saiid Thursday that IDF soldiers were threatening him in a bid to convince him to halt his activities.
04-19-07 - Local women's caucus endorses Clinton's presidential bid . Ruskin spoke of the rising prominence of Jewish Republicans, whose strong voice within the current administration compensates for the relatively small percentage of Los Angeles' -- and the nation's -- Jewish vote.....She said she fears that as appealing as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama may appear, "people know his name is Barack Hussein Obama. Fair or not, those things matter when you get people in the booth."....As for national support, Ziman had been to the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference and noted that many "believed she's the best for Israel."
That's strange, because I thought Clinton was campaigning to serve the AMERICAN people?
04-19-07 - Iran nuclear threat: What to do? ** As the wild ride known as the Bush Administration careens toward its end, the only question remaining is whether the president will order an attack on Iran.....Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) has been attacking the Bush administration for being too easy on Iran. Other Jewish members of Congress, and Israel's supporters, have been highly critical of the Iranian regime. There is clearly a Jewish constituency for a tough line with Iran, and the Bush administration knows that the Israel card is a powerful motivator. The neoconservatives, some of whom are Jewish hawks, seem hopeful that they can salvage their Iraq disaster with an Iran success.
04-19-07 - Elliott Abrams' Repeat Performance just as he worked with Reagan hardliners to undermine the Arias plan 20 years ago, so too he appears to be doing what he can to undermine recent efforts by Saudi King Abdullah to initiate an Arab-Israeli peace process and, for that matter, by Republican realists, and even Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to push it forward.
04-19-07 - Israel river pollution brings call for 'new kind of Zionism'
04-19-07 - The victory won't be American A Shi'ite victory will also affect Israel's security. And we all know what that spells out for America, and the American military presence in Iraq.
04-19-07 - American seminarian to run for peace in the Holy Land
04-19-07 - Neither balanced nor fair One really has to wonder whether there have been some recent editorial changes at the Guardian UK in light of its noticeable slant towards Israel within the past few months.
04-19-07 - AIPAC heads to Greece
04-18-07 - Palestinian child seriously injured by Israeli settler gunfire near Bethlehem The child was identified as Haitham Khalil Abu Mfarrih, 14. He was shot in his back by a settler driving on the main road close to the village.
04-18-07 - Border policeman acquitted of killing Palestinian However the court ruled that the shooting was a "reasonable" act, adding that "a string of errors led to the tragic result."
04-18-07 - Israeli army invades Nablus city; clashes with resistance and abducts four civilians
04-18-07 - Three children injured as Israeli army invades a village near Ramallah
04-18-07 - The lush Qana Valley lost to pollution from Israeli settlements In the 1970s the Israeli settlements began destroying the natural beauty and replaced the water with sewage flowing through huge pipes from the settlements. The diversion of water dried up the natural springs after the Israeli company Mekorot installed pumps to draw the water into the settlements.
04-18-07 - Russia?s National Security Advisor calls for revival of Middle East peace
04-18-07 - Israeli army abducts 12 Palestinian civilians from villages near Jenin
04-18-07 - Jordanian Monarch: resolving the question of Palestine is key to regional stability
04-18-07 - Information Minister condemns continual Israeli attacks and again calls for international conference
04-18-07 - Positive meeting with French President, Abbas says if blockade not lifted, consequences will be dire
04-18-07 - Israel, Palestinians begin extending operations at key Gaza cargo crossing
04-18-07 - Arab FMs open meeting on ways to activate peace initiative with Israel
04-18-07 - Hundreds join the Bilin Conferene on Popular Resistance More than five hundred Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists arrived in Bilin on Wednesday morning to join the second international conference on popular resistance, which is held in a marquee in the heart of the village.
04-18-07 - PA civil servants in Gaza and the West Bank stage a strike
04-18-07 - Israeli army levels a Palestinian factory near Ramallah
04-18-07 - Squeeze Play: Approach Tehran with Sticks, Not Carrots ** In short, all the key players in the Middle East -- Sunni, Shia, Israeli -- now have nuclear weapons at a moment when the simmering and, in some cases, quite open conflicts between the region's states, sects, and ethnicities are almost too numerous to count. If that situation sounds terrifying, it should.......Needless to say, a nuclear arms race in the Middle East would greatly increase the chances of war -- between Sunnis and Shia or between Israelis and Muslims -- through mistake or miscalculation. For this reason alone, we must prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Another genius that has failed to grasp the notion that America is NOT Israel. That's Dennis Ross (a pro-Israeli) writing for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy - AIPAC'S 'thinktank'.
04-18-07 - Deal struck to halt attacks on Israel: Abbas aide
04-18-07 - Gates vows US will persevere with Baghdad crackdown "We have anticipated from the very beginning... that the insurgency and others would increase the violence to make the people of Iraq believe the plan is a failure," Gates said at a joint press conference with his Israeli counterpart Amir Peretz in Tel Aviv as he continued a regional tour.
04-18-07 - U.S. could ease flow of funds to PLO McCormack said such a decision would be up to the U.S. Treasury. A Treasury spokeswoman declined comment.
04-18-07 - Islamic Jihad denies reports of halting rocket attacks An Islamic Jihad (Holy War) leader on Wednesday denied reports that his movement agreed to halt rocket attacks on Israel, but he admitted talks on the issue were underway.
04-18-07 - Civil Rights on Campus The Civil Rights Commission's new Web site has already won praise from both the Zionist Organization of America and the Anti-Defamation League. The battle against anti-Israel sentiment on campus will be a long struggle and not an easy one, for the tendencies are related to the anti-American sentiment that also all too often obtains among college professors This is from the NY Sun, a staunchly pro-Israel newspaper. Did you read between the lines here? This is an admission that these new efforts by the Civil Rights Comission to study anti-Semitism on campus are about ONE THING - the fight against critics of Israel. Be warned. Americans have EVERY RIGHT to criticize Israel. The Israeli lobby is seeking to take away your right to FREE SPEECH.
04-18-07 - "Unintentional" Apartheid After closing the main street in downtown Hebron to non-Jews for nearly seven years, Israel?s war establishment is now probing whether this particular, deliberate example of apartheid, materializing in allowing Jews through a street while closing it for Palestinians, was "intentional."
04-18-07 - Egypt, Jordan to convince Israel to accept Arab initiative "Israel's position has not changed -- we will not dictate to them what they should say to us, nor would we to anybody, and we intend to fully set out our own proposals."
04-18-07 - Indonesia uses one-year Fed Cup suspension to train juniors The Foreign Ministry ordered the team to pull out of the tie in protest over Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip. Indonesia, with the largest Muslim population in the world, has long been a supporter of Palestinian independence.
04-18-07 - Israel will not pay exhorbitant price for soldier: Olmert
04-18-07 - 'Occupation' takes home Golden Palm "Occupation 101," directed by brothrs Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish, was the recepient of the Golden Palm Award at the 7th annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival, which concluded Sunday. The documentary about the U.S. government's involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also took the prize for best editing.
04-18-07 - Film explores Hollywood vilification of Arabs "I've watched over a 1,000 films and each one consists of hateful Arab stereotypes,"
04-18-07 - The Holocaust as Israel's political asset Turning the Holocaust into a political asset serves Israel primarily in its fight against the Palestinians. When the Holocaust is on one side of the scale, along with the guilty (and rightly so) conscience of the West, the dispossession of the Palestinian people from their homeland in 1948 is minimized and blurred.
04-18-07 - Gates tries to ease Israeli concerns "I'm confident that the Russians would be very happy to sell weapons to countries in the region," he said. Gates said he affirmed the U.S. will continue to help Israel maintain its qualitative military edge, but did not say whether the Saudi deal would go through. Our government must get Israel's permission to sell weapons to Middle Eastern nations, among other things.
04-18-07 - Shoah survivors forced back to Germany due to Israel's lack of restitution laws Holocaust survivors have left Israel to live out the rest of their days in Germany due to the better conditions they receive there, according to a documentary program broadcast Tuesday night by Israel's Channel 2 television. Irony.
04-18-07 - Dems Divided over Webb?s Proposal Requiring Approval for Attacking Iran ** The reversal quieted some Democrats? concerns that reining in Bush on Iran could endanger Israel?s security in the Middle East.
04-18-07 - DePaul professor to address Israel-Palestine issues at lecture tonight Finkelstein said the United States' role has been "profoundly destructive" to the quest for peace in the Middle East.
04-18-07 - More and more Jews reject putting support for Israel over Palestinians? fundamental rights
04-18-07 - Council says no to Rafah tie
04-18-07 - UN World Food Program Reps Takes a Look for Themselves According to recent data from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the UN's children's agency, over 40 percent of Palestinian five-year-olds are anemic. Nearly 76 percent of children one-to-six years of age show signs of being or becoming vitamin A deficient. Also, 35 percent of all Palestinian families are food insecure and another 27 percent vulnerable to insecurity.
04-18-07 - US wishes Arab contact group with Israel was larger The US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Washington had notably approached some governments in the Gulf and North Africa which have limited ties with Israel to join the group, but without success. Thus does the US government continue to do Israel's bidding.
04-18-07 - Carter urges voters to choose candidates committed to peace About six-thousand people attended Carter's lecture on his book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." The book has been embraced by some but attacked by others who contend it's slanted against Israel.
04-18-07 - Belgian Defense Minister: Israel must pay to clear cluster bombs in Lebanon
04-18-07 - Silencing New Voices t it's hard to avoid concluding the decision was also political, a pointed message from a well-heeled group of Jewish donors to an undersized publication with a small but important audience that the magazine was not propagating the right message in a crucial battle: the campus wars on Israel. ......."We had a conversation with a source with firsthand knowledge of Solelim's inner workings who told us there was some controversy over our coverage of Israel, that something was said at one meeting about how New Voices put quality journalism ahead of support for Israel,"
04-18-07 - US says Lebanon's Hezbollah still getting arms via Syria The council expressed its "serious concern at mounting information by Israel and another state" of arms smuggling across the border in violation of UN resolution 1701.
04-18-07 - Scheuer Corrects National Review, Weekly Standard If the administration needed a terrorism peg on which to hang the rest of its case for war, it had it in spades without the slightest need to even fabricate a tale about Saddam and Osama. Of course, Saddam?s Palestinian proteges only attacked Israelis, and it would hardly have been practical to leverage the Saddam-Palestinian relationship as a means of persuading American parents to spend the lives of their soldier-children to protect foreigners.
04-18-07 - NYTW to Present Aswat: Voices of Palestine, May 5-6 New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Lynn Moffat have announced a two-day program of readings, Aswat: Voices of Palestine, set to take place on Saturday, May 5
04-18-07 - Wanted Palestinian who brought Haifa to standstill had entry permit Ynet has learned that the man, a 32-year-old resident of Jenin, arrived in Haifa to testify in a civil lawsuit he filed against the State, seeking compensation for injuries sustained from two gunshot wounds to his leg during the first intifada in 1991.
04-18-07 - Bishop of Jerusalem Recognises 'Mutual Sufferings' of Christians, Muslims and Jews
04-18-07 - ASSU rejects divestment Despite garnering five ?yes? votes and only three ?no? votes, the measure failed to gather the majority it needed to pass after five senators abstained.
04-17-07 - Israeli army kills Palestinian militant in West Bank
04-17-07 - Bethlehem man shot dead in family dispute On Tuesday at around 5am a man from the West Bank city of Bethlehem was shot dead by a group of gunmen on his way to work.
04-17-07 - Evacuated sewage disaster victims need medicine and blankets Hundreds of Bedouin families living in tents after their north Gaza village was flooded with sewage are in urgent need of medicine and blankets, the UN and local doctors have warned.
04-17-07 - Body of Palestinian resident found near Jenin On Tuesday at night, the body of resident Rasheed Abdul-Aziz Hasan, 64, was found on a street in Sielet Al Thaher village, near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Palestinian police and security forces initiated a probe into the incident.
04-17-07 - Palestinians mark prisoners day Thousands of Palestinians have held rallies in the West Bank and Gaza to mark the annual Prisoners Day.
04-17-07 - Abbas reaches agreement with Islamic Jihad to halt Qassams Israel Defense Forces sources confirmed there has been a sharp drop in rocket fire as a result of the agreement. Other attacks, however, such as sniper fire along the Gaza Strip security fence, have continued on a small scale.
04-17-07 - Rice meets with P.A. official Condoleezza Rice met with the Palestinian Authority finance minister, who is in Washington to discuss how to get around banking laws that ban dealings with the P.A. government.
04-17-07 - Nuclear worker spied for Israel, Egypt claims
04-17-07 - At-Tuwani Reflection: An Easter Birth The settlers of Avigail think of themselves as pioneers, and as such,
have taken to claiming all the land they can see from their high perch. As a
result, the shepherds of Tuwani, Mufakara, and other nearby Palestinian villages
have not been able to graze in the valley or harvest its olive trees for 6
04-17-07 - State ordered to stop spraying Bedouin land with chemicals The Israel Lands Administration is not allowed to spray chemicals on land farmed by Bedouin, a practice carried out in a bid to prevent the Bedouin from controlling those areas, the High Court of Justice ruled yesterday.
04-17-07 - Hamas vow to continue resistance on anniversary of assassination of Rantissi
04-17-07 - Midnight raid targets girl and teens
04-17-07 - Report: Abbas asked Olmert to let Haniyeh move freely
04-17-07 - ISRAEL-OPT: "Poor medical treatment" for prisoners in Israel Ahmed Tamimi, a Palestinian serving life in an Israeli prison, needs a kidney transplant ? but four years after his nephew Amin came forward as a donor, the Israeli authorities say that they will not pay for the operation.
04-17-07 - President Abbas Thanks Chirac for his Support
04-17-07 - Truth or tricks? According to Shin Bet, a Hamas-inspired suicide bombing in Tel Aviv was narrowly averted last month. But the details of the story scarcely stack up.
04-17-07 - Palestinian information minister backs freedom of press, warns of PA collapse
04-17-07 - Arab league transferred 52 million to Abbas
04-17-07 - PLO: 25 percent of Palestinians have been in Israeli prisons
04-17-07 - Palestinian premier not welcome in the Netherlands because of Hamas links, government says
04-17-07 - Four Israelis Wounded In West Bank Shooting According to media reports, the four were wounded when Palestinians in a passing vehicle sprayed their car with gunfire. Despite being wounded in the shoulder, the driver continued on to a nearby Jewish settlement.
04-17-07 - Palestinian leader Abbas appeals for resumption of EU aid
04-17-07 - Israel using state terrorism, MK Barakeh says Hadash chairman speaks at rally marking Palestinian Prisoner Day, accuses Israel of holding prisoners hostage
04-17-07 - Scuffles as Palestinians protest BBC reporter abduction
04-17-07 - Two Lebanese-Americans among dead in US campus massacre An avid dancer, Reema had performed the debke with Lebanese and Palestinian students at Virginia Tech's International Fair a day before her deah. On Saturday night, she had performed with the Contemporary Dance Ensemble.
04-17-07 - Palestinian Official Calls for Peace
04-17-07 - As Palestinians commemorate Prisoners' Day, Israeli army abducts at least 15 civilians
04-17-07 - RCS to rush medical and food aid to Somalia and Palestine The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) will dispatch urgent medical supplies to Somalia and food assistance to the Palestinian territories, the RCS Chairman Khalifa Nasser Al Suweidi has announced.
04-17-07 - Beilin calls Hebron Jews ?deluded? ?I intend on submitting a bill calling for the evacuation of all Jews from Hebron after the summer break. This is a new settlement, and I have been working to evacuate this deluded group since the night they invaded.
04-17-07 - Jordan's king meets peace activists E-mail Story | Print Preview | License
AMMAN, Jordan April 17 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah is turning to Arab, Israeli and American peace activists to support their efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East.
04-17-07 - Outside View: Iran's nuclear strategy ** Although U.S. President George W. Bush may be very tempted to attack Iran, he is not a dictator and will not ignore public opinion and ruin his party.
04-17-07 - Palestinians to name Ramallah street after Chirac
04-17-07 - Jewish minister praises Iran Kasrils, who is Jewish, was in Iran last week as part of an official state visit
04-17-07 - Plan to arrive early for Carter's visit First, Carter will be at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge from 3 to 4:15 p.m. signing copies of his new book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Then, Carter is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
04-17-07 - Gaza: Woman caught smuggling arms
04-17-07 - Israel should surrender Golan Heights before talks: Syria
04-17-07 - It Didn't Start with the Neo-Cons To mop up secular Arab nationalism, the US and Israel encouraged the growth of Islamist movements, up to and including the Palestinian party Hamas, whose origins were funded by Israel to counter the secular Palestine Liberation Organization. The present struggle between Fatah and Hamas in the Occupied Territories is a direct result of the US adoption of the imperialist's oldest maxim, "divide et impera" -- but with the division being accomplished by religion.
04-17-07 - 'Nuclear spy' arrested in Egypt The Egyptian authorities have arrested an engineer who works at the country's nuclear energy agency for spying for Israel, state prosecutors said.
04-17-07 - MK Ayalon: Barak needs to recognize his mistakes During a meeting with Labor activists in Ramat Hasharon, Ayalon emphasized his opposition to implementing the Palestinian "right of return" in any way
04-17-07 - Virginia Tech Killer Is South Korean It was while he was watching the news that he discovered there was a Palestinian student, Jamal Al-Barghouti, who had filmed some of the incidents on his cell phone camera.
"He is part of our community, but he lived his life in Saudi Arabia," said Al-Sulaimani. "We have a sad story. One of the victims is a Lebanese girl, Reema Samah, who was killed in the attack."
04-17-07 - Israel, Jordan and PA to plant 4m olive trees Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon have established a team to discuss the planting of 4 million olive trees with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority for the production of oil.
04-17-07 - Israeli shekel's mixed blessing Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson has already spent hours in police investigations trying to explain the disappearance of funds from organizations he had headed and convince investigators that the money in his bank account is legitimate. Nor is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's political future clear. A committee is studying the Second Lebanon War, and its findings might force him to resign.
However, the government had so much money that it was able to finance the Lebanon War without increasing taxes or ordering compulsory loans.
If the Israeli government has 'so much money', then they can give back our hard-earned aid money that we taxpayers are forced to give to them on a yearly basis.
04-17-07 - Behind George Soros' Fight With AIPAC Sources familiar with the Soros-AIPAC controversy report that AIPAC has been involved in a smear campaign against Soros because, among other reasons, Soros' Open Society Fund has bankrolled the revival of Jewish communities in many areas of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, whereas AIPAC's backers believe that all of world Jewry should be living in Israel.
04-17-07 - Youth film festival weds entertainment, instruction Now four generations old, most of the Palestinian refugee community lives on the economic, social and political margins - the symptoms of which are discrimination, poverty, unemployment, lack of civil and legal rights and deteriorating education and health services. Seventeen years ago, Al-Jana was formed to help fill the social and cultural vacuum that characterizes the community here, particularly since the Oslo Accords.
04-17-07 - The Message of PBS's "Crossroads" Series One entire program in the series, funded with federal money dispensed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), is dedicated to Richard Perle, the neoconservative strategist who pushed for "regime-change" in Iraq and is now promoting it once more in Iran.....It is interesting that in an 11-program series focused largely on the Middle East, no mention is made of the core issue of the region: the enormous injustice perpetrated in 1948 when Israel ethnically cleansed most of the indigenous population, and its ongoing and ruthless efforts in this direction today. PBS falls.
04-17-07 - AIPAC judge throws out motion to keep trial secret "It is important we get it tried as soon as possible -- or not tried," Ellis said. That was the first of two times that Ellis appeared to hint that the prosecution should consider dropping the case.
04-17-07 - Lebanon seeks damages Lebanese Finance Minister Jihad Azour said Monday that his country was preparing a lawsuit to be filed against Israel in an unspecified international forum. Israel will get the US to quash it, no doubt.
04-17-07 - Turkish Jews send letter on Armenian resolution Other Jewish groups, mindful of the history of Holocaust revisionism, do not want to deny Armenians the opportunity to commemorate their own genocide, which Israeli researchers have said was a precursor to the Holocaust.
04-17-07 - Israel: Iran recruiting Jews as spies
04-17-07 - Israeli teacher among Va. Tech victims Librescu died when he blocked the door to a lecture hall with his body, saving the students inside.
04-17-07 - Bombed Gaza Christian Bookstore Vows to Re-Open
04-17-07 - Soros attacks US pro-Israel lobby Mr Soros, who is Jewish, argues Aipac has exceeded its mission by intervening in debates over Iran, the failed appointment of the neocon John Bolton as US ambassador to the UN, and its earlier enthusiastic support of the Iraq invasion.
04-17-07 - Israel and Lebanon want Germans to stay Germany currently heads the U.N.-led naval force tasked with securing the Lebanese coast with two frigates, a supply ship and two speed boats, but the German mandate for the mission runs out at the end of August.
04-17-07 - Scene outside Norris Hall captured on student's phone
"I didn't think I was in danger at any point in time," said Albarghouti, who's Palestinian and originally from the West Bank. "My country is at war. Maybe I'm just used to the fact these things do happen."
04-17-07 - Speaker: Prod 2008 crowd for views on foreign affairs He was critical of America's role in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and said America bears some responsibility for the Palestinians' plight. "Hope is gone," Zogby said. "It's an issue that's killing us all."
04-17-07 - Israel's Strategic Threat
04-17-07 - Israeli held over $28m diamond robbery in Belgium Belgian officials said they would seek Mishali's extradition. Last month, a man broke into open safety deposit boxes in an ABN Amro bank in Antwerp's diamond quarter and stole diamonds weighing 120,000 karats.
04-17-07 - US cannot be trusted to act responsibly in the world: global poll The Philippines and Israel proved the staunchest supporters with 85 percent and 81 percent of respondents, respectively, saying they trusted the US either a "great deal" or "somewhat," No sh#t?
04-17-07 - What the persecution of Azmi Bishara means for Palestine
04-17-07 - Follow the Women Cycle parade arrives in Bethlehem Monday A group of nearly 120 women from different parts of the world riding their bikes arrived in Bethlehem today to show solidarity with the Palestinian people. The international cyclists are joined by some Palestinian cyclists, members of the Palestinian Cycling Club.
04-17-07 - Why is the Peace Movement Silent About AIPAC?
04-17-07 - Is Cheney Right? Will Democrats Cave on Iraq Funding? What would prompt Levin to preempt his own majority leader? One possible explanation might be found in the chutzpah-laden admonitions coming from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) cheerleaders for Cheney, who do not disguise their fervor for the U.S. continuing the war in Iraq. Their gratuitous warnings at last month's AIPAC meeting in Washington that U.S. politicians not show "weakness" on Iraq spring from their conviction that withdrawal of U.S. troops would make the neighborhood more dangerous for Israel. (Israeli politicians should have thought of that before goading Bush and Cheney into attacking Iraq in the first place.)
04-17-07 - Hezbollah ready to become political movement, EU official says Beirut - Hezbollah would be ready to transform its armed resistance into a political movement, if all occupied Lebanese territories are freed, a Spanish representative to the European parliament said Sunday.
04-17-07 - Two more Israeli warplanes violate Lebanese air space Two Israeli warplanes on Sunday flew across the skies over northern Lebanon, violating the Lebanese air space, military sources said.
04-17-07 - Democratic Illusions Why is a nuclear Iran "unacceptable" to the U.S.? Yes, surely one can see how the Israeli government would strike such a stance, but how, exactly, is America threatened by the prospect of Iranian nukes
04-17-07 - Broward New Times on Corrie Cancellation The Broward Palm-Beach New Times calls out the daily newspaper (the Sun-Sentinel) for mostly ignoring Mosaic's cancellation of My Name is Rachel Corrie.
04-16-07 - Restrictions harm Palestinian industry The Israeli measures have severed the flow of people and goods between the West Bank and Gaza. The West Bank is carved up by Israel's separation barrier and a network of checkpoints that make travel and trade even within the territory difficult. Gaza producers have to export through Israel.
04-16-07 - Palestinians say no proof BBC reporter killing claim is true
04-16-07 - BBC awaits news on journalist after militants' murder claim Mr Johnston's parents, Graham and Margaret, said it was "a desperately worrying time". "We make a heartfelt appeal to anybody who may have knowledge of Alan's situation and well-being to contact the authorities in Gaza," they said in a statement. "Our son has lived and worked among the people of Gaza for the last three years to bring their story to the outside world and we ask every one of them to help end this ordeal."
04-16-07 - Officials back PM on arms transfer to Abbas Defense officials expressed support on Monday for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to transfer weapons to a military force loyal to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, claiming that the move is necessary to counter a massive military force Hamas is building in the Gaza Strip.
04-16-07 - At-Tuwani Update: March 14-April 10, 2007 During school patrol in the afternoon, settlers waited until the escort
dropped the children off past the Havat Ma?on outpost, and attacked the
children. Three children sustained mild injuries while running from the
settlers. The settlers stole two children?s backpacks. According to the
children, the soldiers were close enough to see the entire thing.
04-16-07 - Archbishop prays for BBC Gaza man
04-16-07 - Israeli PM calls for diggers to stay in Iraq Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has warned against a premature withdrawal of US and Australian forces from Iraq Whose War is this?
04-16-07 - University massacre claims 33 lives; worst case in US In the background of the footage, gunshots could be heard, and a loud scream of a policeman running toward him trying to get him to seek safety. Albarghouti, a Palestinian born on the West Bank who grew up in Saudi Arabia, said Blacksburg was a beautiful small town until Monday's violence.
04-16-07 - Syria says ready to help boost Palestinian national unity
04-16-07 - Gates to visit Israel in hopes of calming fears over Iran threat US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will attempt to allay Israeli fears during his short trip to Israel on Wednesday regarding the looming Iranian nuclear threat as well as the consequences of an American withdrawal from Iraq
04-16-07 - France continues to support Palestinian government: Chirac French President Jacques Chirac has reaffirmed France's support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a statement issued by the French Presidential office on Monday.
04-16-07 - Police probe firm for links with settlers at disputed Hebron house The company that facilitated the purchase of the disputed house in Hebron occupied by settlers is currently the subject of a police probe. Police suspect the company of forgery and fraud in purchases performed before the transaction of the contested house.
04-16-07 - China to Deal With Palestinians China and Switzerland have informed Palestinian officials they will deal with the new Palestinian unity government made up of the moderate Fatah movement and the Islamic militant Hamas group, the information minister said Monday.
04-16-07 - Israeli FM urges Arabs to engage in peace talks They have been engaging in peace talks. It's Israel that keeps playing games (as usual). The world said 'peace'. Israel thought it said 'piece' - as in, a piece of Lebanon, a piece of Syria, a piece of Palestine.
04-16-07 - Palestinian PM says the prisoner swap deal advances
04-16-07 - Prime Minister says Marwan is on list for exchange
04-16-07 - Israeli army abducts shepherds in At-Tuwani The shepherds, Usef Ibrahim Abed Mur, of Imneizel, and Muhammed Jihad Halil Abu Aram, of Qawawis, were grazing on Palestinian land. The arrests occurred after Yacov Dalia, a settler from the area invited soldiers onto the land and argued that the land is owned by the State of Israel.
04-16-07 - Olmert: Israel open to prisoner exchange
04-16-07 - UN-HABITAT launches Saudi-funded charity housing project in Palestine The Saudi Committee for the Palestinian People Relief has disbursed US$ 6.3 million through UN-HABITAT to help provide housing and shelter for Palestinian widows and women living in poverty in the West Bank town of Al Khalil, also known as Hebron.
04-16-07 - International support for Palestinian political prisoners
04-16-07 - One civilian injured by Israeli army gunfire in northern Gaza Strip One Palestinian civilian was injured on Monday morning when Israeli troops opened fire at him in Beit Lahia town in the northern part of the Gaza strip
04-16-07 - Israeli army invades Jenin refugee camp and nearby village, clashes with the local youth Local youth took to the streets and clashed with the army using rocks and empty glass bottles; Israeli forces responded by firing live rounds and tear gas bombs at them
04-16-07 - Eight civilians abducted by Israeli army from several parts of the West Bank
04-16-07 - Israeli forces invade Nablus and attack residents' homes
04-16-07 - Olmert too weak to make peace, says PA minister During the press conference, Barghouti also referred to a video published by Ynet Thursday, showing two Palestinian youngsters used by IDF soldiers as human shields.
04-16-07 - Haredi community in Negev will balance demographics, researcher says The government appears to be encouraging Jewish settlement in the Negev area....."It is hoped that this is the beginning of a 'proper geographic policy'," There's that Israeli demography again.
04-16-07 - In White Plains, peace advocate takes on Israel Naor's activities include New Profile, a movement that opposes Israel's occupation of Palestine and supports non-violent opposition, calling for the recognition of men and women's right to express their social commitment via civic service instead of mandatory military service.
04-16-07 - Judge keeps lobbyist trial open The judge in the classified information trial of two former AIPAC staffers threw out a prosecution request to keep significant portions of the trial secret from the public.
04-16-07 - Freedom for Alan Johnston
04-16-07 - Israel Makes a SOCOM
04-16-07 - JERUSALEM: Bishop Suheil Dawani enthroned in lively, colorful ceremony Local Jerusalem Orthodox, Lutheran, Armenian, Coptic, Protestant and Roman Catholic prelates, pastors and members of religious orders processed into the cathedral accompanied by a Palestinian Youth Marching Band, amid clouds of incense and smiling faces.
04-16-07 - GCC Countries Complicate US' Iran Plans** The issue of public opinion becomes relevant in the context of a Zogby International survey of six Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, where only six percent of respondents thought Iran a major threat to their security. About 80 percent considered Israel and the U.S. as the two biggest external threats
04-16-07 - China calls for resuming peace talks between Israel, Palestinians
04-16-07 - NGO worker teaches children origami in Gaza Origami is part of the psychosocial program she provides to youngsters in the Gaza Strip for nearly four years, where she has heard the incessant sound of gunfire since her arrival. Her aim is to "create a place where kids can feel safe."
04-16-07 - Why Won?t Prominent Republicans Criticize Novak Today, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) called on Republican party leaders to offer a public rebuke of right wing pundit Bob Novak?s harsh anti-Israel stance and string of unbalanced columns. The HORROR!
04-16-07 - Israeli, Palestinian Unite to Enlighten on Polarizing Conflict
04-16-07 - Hizbullah says UN role could create 'chaotic Lebanon'
04-16-07 - International Solidarity Movement (ISM) called on Monday for a march as a solidarity event to commemorate the Palestinian Prisoner's Day.
04-16-07 - Hamas Calling for Peace By Robert D. Novak While avoiding Israel-bashing, Shaer conjectured: "I don't think the Israeli government wants a two-state solution. Without pressure from the president of the United States, nothing is going to happen." That sounded like a plea for help from George W. Bush. But will he hear it if Elliott Abrams does not listen?
04-16-07 - Israel- Palestine: The Politics of Pragmatism
04-16-07 - Jordan and Palestine Discuss Tourism Relations
04-16-07 - Official: Little support for Holocaust survivors Most Holocaust survivors in Israel do not receive special state benefits, a government official
04-16-07 - Candidate: Making money part of Jewish tradition During the speech, Thompson also called himself the governor of the first state to buy "Jewish bonds" -- presumably meaning Israel Bonds -- and said his friend who persuaded him to buy the bonds was also a big supporter of the "Jewish Defense League" -- probably meaning the
Anti-Defamation League, not the militant group.
04-15-07 - BBC reporter murdered, claims unknown group It was impossible to verify the claim, which was made in Arabic and sent by email to Palestinian journalists in Gaza from a previously unknown group.
04-15-07 - In two separate incidents; gunmen kill two residents in Khan Younis The sources stated that the body of Al Skafy was located north west of Khan Younis, close to the evacuated Israeli settlement of Nitzer Hazani. He was shot by a live round in his head.
04-15-07 - PA sources discredit group's claim that it killed BBC reporter The Palestinian Authority forces believe that Johnston, kidnapped on March 12, is being held inside the Gaza Strip, apparently by one of the larger clans there. They believe the claims by the so-called Tawhid and Jihad Brigade are an attempt to put pressure on the PA.
04-15-07 - Jordanian, Israeli FMs hold talks on restarting Palestinian-Israeli peace process "Peace and stability can never be realized in the region without reaching a just and comprehensive solution to this problem," said Khatib.
04-15-07 - Abbas issue decree to form national security council Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday issued a decree to create a national security council comprising Hamas officials for the first time, sources from Abbas' office said.
04-15-07 - Palestinian factions slams Abbas-Olmert meeting
04-15-07 - Israel willing to talk with Arab League: Israeli PM
04-15-07 - Amid deterioration of security, rubbish threats Gaza environment "I graduated two years ago and haven't found any single job opportunity...I can see no hope, the solution may be to leave Gaza or to die here of hunger and illnesses,"
04-15-07 - Haneya urges Palestinians to help gov't impose security plan He called on the Palestinian people to help the government carry out a new security plan, asserting it would fail without help from all sectors.
04-15-07 - IRAQ: Palestinian refugees hold border protest Hundreds of Palestinian refugees who are stranded on the Iraq-Syria border have staged an open sit-in since 12 April to draw international attention to what they say is their ongoing suffering.
04-15-07 - Sources: Israel backs U.S. plan to train Abbas force According to the officer, the IDF has so far removed 44 roadblocks. He added that the IDF was planning to remove an additional 17 in the next stage of the plan. The sources said that the Palestinian delegation requested the removal of more roadblocks, and that Olmert expressed his willingness.
04-15-07 - Reform process of PLO started: Fatah official
04-15-07 - The ICRC in the Palestinian territories: double role, single aim The movement of Palestinian people and goods is severely restricted. This in effect curtails economic and social development and leads to particularly harsh humanitarian consequences. The practice of closures is largely responsible for the unprecedented increase in unemployment and poverty.
04-15-07 - Radical Islamic groups growing in Gaza Three explosions that shook the Gaza Strip over the weekend are being seen as a sign of growing strength of al-Qaida-inspired Islamic extremists in the area. The explosions damaged two Internet cafes and an American Protestant bookstore, YNetNews reported. No injuries were reported, but authorities were warning Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that dangerous groups were proliferating.
04-15-07 - Police probe Arab lawmaker Israeli police confirmed an investigation is under way against Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara.
04-15-07 - Israeli army injures two women and damages houses in Qalqilia
04-15-07 - Petition against Israeli assault on Al Aqsa and all Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem A Muslim and Christian petition is out on behalf of Al Aqsa Mosque
04-15-07 - Israeli army wounds three children in Hebron, arrests residents in Jenin
04-15-07 - Abbas and Olmert meet for talks
04-15-07 - Artas Folklore Center hosts first agrarian festival In addition to debkeh, drama, and poetry events, there will be various cultural exhibitions, guided visits to the folklore museum, hikes, home-cooked meals, and an artist sketch competition. Friday morning is devoted to children's activities. During the festival, an essay and photography competition will be announced.
04-15-07 - Bombs hit Christian bookshop, Internet cafe in Gaza Attacks against Christian sites in the territory are rare, but at least 40 Internet cafes and video shops have been blown up in the past few months. Many of the bombings were claimed by a previously unknown group, "The Righteous Swords of Islam".
04-15-07 - ElBaradei urges Israel, Iran to join nuclear-free Mideast
04-15-07 - Film review: Belonging
04-15-07 - 13 Nations Unite to Spray a Message of Freedom
04-15-07 - Syria, Saudi attempt infiltrations Separate attempts by Arabs from enemy states to enter Israeli territory were foiled
04-15-07 - FEATURE-Soros adds voice to debate over Israel lobby Former President Jimmy Carter's book "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" shot up the bestseller lists after its publication last November, stayed there for more than three months and is still selling well.
It had an initial print run of 300,000 copies and there are now 485,000 copies in print, said Victoria Meyer, a spokeswoman for Simon and Schuster.
04-15-07 - A boycott by any other name Although on the surface, this is a mild resolution, it is a boycott call in all but name. Its significance was not lost on Dr. Zion Evrony, the Israeli ambassador in Dublin. The very same day, he issued a press release that was replete with cliches that might have worked several decades ago, when Irish people were still unaware of the horrors that Israel has inflicted on the Palestinians.
04-15-07 - Papal envoy's U-turn on memorial
04-15-07 - Gaddafi slams 'halfwit' leaders Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said yesterday an Saudi proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was doomed to failure because the Arab leaders behind it were "halfwits".
04-15-07 - Palestine: Activists Cut Open Settler Fence The Palestinians wanted to demonstrate not only that the fence was illegitimate, but that they would no longer be intimidated by the settlers, who often harass the farmers whose land is near the settlement.
04-15-07 - A Paradigm Shift: America as Proxy ** While Iran's prime objective is to discourage an American military assault against it, Israel seeks regional hegemony, where it is left only with "moderate" neighbours. According to this vision, conceived and promoted publicly by Israeli leaders and their friends in Washington and emphasised to the point of boring repetition by every relevant US official at every possible opportunity, the Iranian "threat" must be eradicated at any cost..... Israel is still cheering for war. Former director of Mossad, Uzi Arad, told the British Guardian that, "A military strike may be easier than you think." He outlined what targets were to be bombed -- not just nuclear, but security and economic centres
04-15-07 - Antony Loewenstein - His Israel Question Although it's not unique to the Jewish community, an unhealthy tendency has developed within many Jewish Diaspora communities since the birth of Israel. An ethno-centric and racially superior mentality has flourished that places the lives and concerns of Israel and Jews above all others. In this worldview, Israeli lives are always more precious than Palestinian ones
04-15-07 - Olympia considers proposal to make Gaza Strip city a sister city The council has already heard via e-mail from about 100 people who have strong opinions about the proposal. That's more e-mail than any other issue has attracted in recent memory, said Councilman Joe Hyer.
04-15-07 - Aid in the occupied Palestinian territories
04-15-07 - Finding Peace in the Middle East, and Within Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh was born shortly after the State of Israel. While reading artist memoirs several years ago, Nusseibeh decided to write his own political autobiography
04-15-07 - "Ghalia", new Documentary Film would Participate in International Festivals
04-15-07 - Cycle for peace rides from Amman to Jerusalem, Israeli forces bar Iranians Israeli forces will not allow Iranian cyclists to enter Palestine, and so they remained in Jordan holding banners calling for justice for the Palestinian people
04-15-07 - More humanitarian aid to Palestinian territories The Government points out that the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian Territory remains extremely serious. The civilian population is suffering, and women, children and young people face particular difficulties.
04-15-07 - Saudis continue to boycott Israel In November 2005, Riyadh pledged to abandon the boycott after Washington conditioned Saudi Arabia's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) on such a move. A month later, on December 11, Saudi Arabia was granted WTO membership.
04-15-07 - Sarkozy, the "natural" candidate for French Jewish voters ? Sarkozy has repeatedly declared that he is a friend of Israel, pro-American, marking his difference with outgoing President Jacques Chirac?s pro-Arab policy
04-15-07 - Pro-Israel march to return to downtown Montreal Jeff Heinrich, CanWest News Service; Montreal Gazette
04-15-07 - Zionist Internet Spies Strike Again! This is typical totalitarian zionist bullsh*t. They can't win on grounds of logic or reason so they resort to threats and intimidation.
04-15-07 - Palestinians and the 'right of return' I'm at a loss as to understand the reason why the Christian Science Monitor routinely gives folks like Alan Dershowitz (and other card-carrying members of the Israeli lobby) so much airtime. It's a disgrace.
04-14-07 - Strike spreads across Gaza Mountains of garbage piled up across Gaza yesterday and acrid smoke billowed from burning refuse bins as a municipal workers' strike over unpaid salaries spread to the territory's five biggest towns, in the widest sign of public dissatisfaction with the Palestinians' new coalition government.
04-14-07 - Palestinian cabinet approves security plan to end lawlessness Mustafa al-Barghouti, minister of information and spokesman of the cabinet, told reporters in Ramallah at the end of the meeting that the cabinet had approved the security plan, adding "the government will start implementing it soon."
04-14-07 - Two women injured by Israeli army fire in Qalqilia The Israeli army stormed the city of Qalqilia and surrounded a house overlooking Nablus Street in the city center, army snipers took positions on top of neighboring houses and opened fire at the two women who were on their roof top watching the military invasion
04-14-07 - Union calls for BBC man's release The UK's National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has strongly condemned the abduction of BBC reporter Alan Johnston in Gaza more than a month ago.
04-14-07 - Egyptian FM rules out Arab committee negotiating with Israel
04-14-07 - China calls for political solution to Palestinian-Israeli issue through talks Hailing the formation of Palestinian national unity government,Sun said China has been attaching importance to the Middle East issues and insisting that the Palestinian-Israeli issue should be solved through talks on the basis of concerned UN resolutions and the "land for peace" principle.
04-14-07 - Militants urge Abbas to reform Fatah movement
04-14-07 - Islamic Jihad vows to continue to shell Israeli communities
04-14-07 - High Court to start hearing Adalah petition on possible IDF war crimes in Gaza Dozens of Palestinians - 44 of them children - were killed in the two operations, and 258 houses were destroyed. According to the petition, the houses were home to 522 families.....HRW claims the operation was motivated by revenge for the killing of soldiers in the area the previous week.
04-14-07 - Reporting on a conflict: Fearless in Gaza Alan's fate has scared us all and has changed the atmosphere dramatically. Before, we were aware of the danger but took the risk and continued to travel to Gaza. Now I haven't been for a month. I am losing touch with contacts, friends and the feel of the place
04-14-07 - Palestinian camp children 'shoot' gloomy life in Lebanon The project has already achieved wonders. Through it, Mohamad, an 11-year-old boy at Rashidiyeh camp in southern Lebanon, has been able to overcome his fear and roll out of his home in his wheelchair to take pictures. Mohamad lost both his legs in the explosion of a fragmentation bomb dropped by Israeli forces on southern Lebanon during the Jewish state's military offensive in July-August 2006.
04-14-07 - Palestinians omit Fatah leader from prisoner swap list
04-14-07 - Night in Jenin Camp: family forced outside in the cold while Israeli soldiers destroy belongings
04-14-07 - No breakthrough seen at Olmert-Abbas Jerusalem talks Israeli officials said three key issues -- defining the borders of a Palestinian state, the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees -- would not be on the agenda.
04-14-07 - Palestinians to request control over West Bank cities Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during their meeting Sunday that Israel hand over control over several West Bank towns to the Palestinians, a PA official told Ynet.
04-14-07 - President Receives Chinese Special Envoy to Middle East President Mahmoud Abbas received on Saturday in the Presidential HQ in Ramallah, Chinese special envoy on the Middle East issue, Mr. Sun Bigan.
04-14-07 - Palestinian PM says the government is seriously following up Johnston?s case
04-14-07 - Palestinian PM calls for halting statements regarding the prisoner swap deal
04-14-07 - ATFP seeks surgeons to work one week in Palestine The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) has announced a partnership with The Palestine Children?s Relief Fund (PCRF) to administer a new humanitarian medical program to help alleviate the Palestinian medical situation in the West Bank.
04-14-07 - Kurdistan's Covert Back-Channels Michaels' team brought in dozens of Israeli combat veterans through the Turkish-Iraqi Kurdish border, traveling on Israeli passports whose details were duly noted by Ankara. Soon the Turkish government grew alarmed that Israeli military types were moving into northern Iraq, claiming to be agriculture advisers and the like
04-14-07 - FBI: Hizbullah avoiding attacks on US Fuentes described the FBI as having a "close relationship" with Israel when it comes to combating terrorism, adding that that was also true for the FBI's counterparts in neighboring countries.
04-14-07 - Hazor "Extra Virgin Olive Oil" Full flavored and
artisan, produced in very limited quantities.
Made from early harvest olives which are
pressed immediately - yielding a distinct
peppery aftertaste and vibrant green color
04-14-07 - UN's 30-year quest for Lebanon peace Four unarmed observers - from Finland, Canada, Austria and China - were killed when the UN's observation post was bombed to smithereens by Israel at the height of last summer's fighting. Israel apologised, saying it was a mistake, but eight months on, UN personnel barely conceal their contempt.
04-14-07 - Guess Who Wants to "Micromanage" the President's Policy on Iran? the American Israel Public Affairs Committee - the same folks who lobbied to remove the provision against an illegal attack on Iran from the supplemental - is pushing to strengthen unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran. Guess what their proposed legislation - H.R. 1400 and S. 970 - would do?
04-14-07 - Walt, Mearsheimer walk back from Iraq claim Two professors who published a controversial paper on the "Israel lobby" appear to have walked back from their claim that pro-Israel voices were principally responsible for the Iraq war.
04-14-07 - Dilemmas for aid policy in Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territories
04-14-07 - Plans for New York Arabic school draw protests, 'jihad' labels This month, some parents have held protests. A headline in The Brooklyn Paper called the fight a "holy war."
04-14-07 - Russian official: Israel-Syria tensions might escalate into war As for the Iranian nuclear program, Ivanov said Russia would not allow the Islamic republic to arm itself with nuclear weapons. "A nuclear Iran would threaten Russia, too," he said.
04-14-07 - When compassion takes a back seat In this 21st century, a group of so-called civilised countries are content to starve a nation into submission
04-14-07 - Citizenship for Jews only? Citizenship rights in Israel must be premised on democratic values, equality
04-14-07 - Mahmud Abbas to Pay Visit to Bulgaria The goal of the trip will be to drum support for and encourage negotiations with the recently formed Palestinian national unity government including the Islamic militant group Hamas and the more moderate Fatah.
04-14-07 - Report: 1 in 5 Israelis excluded from public healthcare services The report states that among those excluded from health services are Bedouins from unrecognized communities in the Negev, the poor, Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, illegal foreign workers, Israeli women married to Palestinian residents of the territories, refugees, asylum-seekers, prisoners and those whose civil status is unclear.
04-14-07 - Former Detroit schools administrator faces terrorism trial A criminal complaint issued in December 2004 said Jayyousi, a Palestinian who became a U.S. citizen about 1986, conspired with Kassem Daher, a former theater owner in the Edmonton area of Canada, and Hassoun to recruit mujahideen, guerrillas, to fight overseas.
04-14-07 - The men behind Israel's proxy war Together with his boss, Paul Wolfowitz, then deputy defence secretary, Douglas Feith was part of an influential group of pro-Israeli neo-conservatives in the Bush administration who exploited the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the US to campaign and plot the overthrow of Saddam Hussain.
04-14-07 - Women for Peace March Heads off to Madaba Participants in the Women for Peace March, who had visited Syrian and Lebanon will depart for Palestine tomorrow.
04-14-07 - Damascus denies secret Israel peace talks "The statements and the ideas of the American-Syrian Ibrahim Suleiman do not reflect the point of view of Syria, which has repeated many times its refusal to undertake secret negotiations" with Israel, the official was quoted as saying.
04-13-07 - 17 hurt in demos against Israel's West Bank barrier The farming village of Bilin is the site of weekly clashes between protestors against the controversial barrier and police, who regularly use tear gas, rubber bullets and batons against demonstrators.
04-13-07 - IDF soldiers use Nablus youths as ?human shield? (Video) Peace activist films IDF soldiers ordering two Palestinian youths to stand in front of their vehicle to prevent locals from stoning it; military advocate general orders investigation into incident, commanding officer suspended
04-13-07 - Palestinians face "crucial period" The top Swiss aid official in the occupied territories says that although a new government has given the population hope, the humanitarian crisis continues
04-13-07 - 'We're the original owners of this land' "We (Arabs) are the original owners of this land," he told A-Shams Radio. "They want us to act like guests in our own country and to prove all the time that all is well. All is not well. We are Palestinian Arabs, the children of this land and we will act in a manner fitting for a people who oppose occupation and aggression."
04-13-07 - Southern Bethlehem protests land confiscation and Wall construction Southern Bethlehem is the scene of weekly nonviolent demonstrations as Israeli forces confiscate land and build the Wall which effectively isolate thousands of people from one another. On Friday the protest was dedicated to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails as part of a week of activities for Tuesday's Day of the Prisoner.
04-13-07 - PCHR weekly report: "Two Palestinians killed, 15 including 7 children injured"
04-13-07 - Europe to donate $5,2 million to Palestinian presidency Five European countries and the European Commission signed an accord on Friday under which they will give $5.2 million for administrative reforms within the Palestinian presidency
04-13-07 - Jordanian king invites Israeli speaker to visit Jordan
04-13-07 - 'Barghouti has no blood on his hands' "[Jailed Tanzim leader] Marwan Barghouti led a campaign of terror, but he himself does not have blood on his hands," MK and former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon (Labor) said Friday.
04-13-07 - Israel 'human shield' suspension Amateur video footage shot earlier this week showed Israeli soldiers apparently forcing Palestinians to stand in front of their armoured jeep. Was he suspended because the incident was caught on film (and given widespread publicity by the int'l media)?
04-13-07 - Four journalists detained in West Bank protest Four journalists including one from al-Jazeera and one from Reuters, were detained by the Israeli military during a Palestinian protest against the Israeli-built separation barrier in the West Bank village Biliin, activists said Friday.
04-13-07 - UK millionaire builds home in illegal outpost British Jewish millionaire Cyril Stein last week flew from London to Israel to attend a house warming party in an illegal outpost in the West Bank.
04-13-07 - U.S. hopes to ease Israeli fears over arms sales to Saudi Arabia The American defense establishment is determined to sell these systems to Arab states and will seek a compromise formula in order to prevent supporters of Israel in Congress from foiling the deal. Israel has also expressed interest in procuring a number of advanced systems from the U.S. and it is possible that Washington will agree to reconsider the sale of these to Israel in exchange for an easing of Israeli objections to the Saudi deal " in order to prevent supporters of Israel in Congress from foiling the deal".
04-13-07 - Palestinians fall into poverty as aid freeze bites
04-13-07 - The Final Act of Submission by Scott Ritter Despite the fact that Congress was only stating through this language a simple reflection of constitutional mandate, Speaker Pelosi and others felt that the inclusion of such verbiage put the security of the state of Israel at risk by eliminating important "policy options" for the president of the United States. In short, Israeli national security interests trumped the Constitution of the United States.....history will show that the Pelosi-led sellout to Israeli special interests endangered the viability and security of America as a sovereign state governed by the rule of law more than Jack Abramoff ever could.
I highly recommend you read the entire article. It is not as long as it appears to be. Ritter is finally getting as bent as any red-blooded American should be with regard to this topic. We've been sold down the river, folks. And the sooner you all realize it, the sooner we can do something about it.
04-13-07 - Fateh spokesperson criticizes Hamas position against US donation to Presidential security Several officials, including Hamas' Ghazi Hamad, joined Mousa in saying that the money was intended to divide and conquer among parties.
04-13-07 - CUFI "wipes" mosques Christians United For Israel, a pro-Israel evangelical group, features on its website a photo of Jerusalem with the city's holiest mosques wiped out.......CUFI, headed by Texas preacher, Pastor John Hagee, has made inroads into Jewish reluctance to deal with evangelicals. Hagee spoke last month at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference.
04-13-07 - NINETIETH CONGRESS first session 1967 MADE PUBLIC 2007 Senator Hickenlooper. Well, I hope we get a full report on
this, because I can't help but draw the conclusion at this
moment, subject to such evidence as may develop later, that all
of the known facts, at least to me, indicate that they were
either blind or utterly stupid, or they deliberately identified
this ship and deliberately attacked it with the purpose of
sinking it, and I think in any event, it is very bad.
That is 3/4ths of the way down the page, and is of course a reference to the attack by Israel on the USS Liberty. I haven't gotten a chance to read through this entire transcript, but I will at some point. Feel free to do so.
04-13-07 - Sharon communicating with family - report Israel's Channel 10 news quoted Omri Sharon, the former prime minister's son, as saying that Sharon has recently shown a slight improvement; he communicates by squeezing his hand.
04-13-07 - Palestinian-Israel medical committee established Palestinian and Israeli doctors established a steering committee to alleviate medical conditions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
04-13-07 - Czech police arrest Israeli drug boss The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued a warrant for the arrest of the 27-year-old Israeli man, who, according to Nova, is one of the most dangerous drug bosses in the world.
04-13-07 - APN opposes Iran sanctions bills The American Israel Public Affairs Committee strongly backs both packages, and urged its activists this week to lobby their lawmakers to push through the sanctions
04-13-07 - NUJ votes to boycott Israeli goods The National Union of Journalists has voted at its annual meeting for a boycott of Israeli goods as part of a protest against last year's war in Lebanon.
04-13-07 - Amcha: Secrecy May Turn Aipac Case Into Modern-Day Dreyfus Affair Imposing a veil of secrecy on the upcoming trial of two pro-Israel lobbyists could turn the case into a modern-day sequel to the Dreyfus affair, a Jewish group warned in a legal brief filed yesterday. Read that Ritter article (best one yet) from this news batch. AIPAC should be forced to register as a FOREIGN agent.
04-13-07 - Balad demands removal of gag order "Bishara is being persecuted because of his political and ideological views, and because of his national and democratic opinions. Former minister Shulamit Aloni has already told the media recently that she thought Shin Bet would try to set him up and this is what we think has happened. We wish to remove the uncertainty, we have a lot to say, if we were only allowed,"
04-13-07 - Sharp pen, cruel tongue The first big crisis in his relations with the Jewish organizations, says Novak, erupted long before he was baptized. This happened in the wake of a column in which Evans and Novak assaulted Israel after the Israel Defense Forces attack in 1967 on the American spy ship Liberty, in which 34 sailors were killed and 171 wounded...... In innumerable columns and television programs, the Catholic conservative crucified the neoconservatives - particularly the Jewish ones, headed by Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, close associates of former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld. He asserted that they had dragged Bush into the Iraqi quagmire.
I knew I liked this Novak guy (despite the fact that he seems to enjoy bashing Plame).
04-13-07 - Eight months after war, Lebanese wounded and displaced continue to look to non-governmental sources for aid
04-13-07 - Robert Fisk: Fear and loathing on an American campus Al has been back at work attacking his old nemesis, Norm Finkelstein, who has just applied for tenure at DePaul University in the US where he is an assistant professor of politics. Norm's department has supported him but Al has bombarded faculty members with a blistering attack on Norm and all his works
04-13-07 - Hebron settlers try to buy more homes The officials said they were aware of a number of right-wing Jews in the United States - in New York, Chicago and Miami - who were helping to financing the purchase of Palestinian homes in Hebron. After the sales are completed, the American Jews also finance the movement abroad of the seller and his family - usually to Jordan. I doubt that they buy those homes at all, not especially since the Israeli army can seize them from the Palestinians at will, or make life so difficult for the occupants that they leave willingly.
04-13-07 - Hillel presents Iran sanctions petition Hillel presented Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) with 12,000 signatures on a petition urging Europe and the United Nations to support sanctions against Iran.
04-13-07 - 'Lift Palestine sanctions' call PALESTINIAN Ambassador to Bahrain Ahmad Ramadan has called for a lifting of sanctions against his country following the formation of a new unity government
04-13-07 - Palestinian village celebrates lettuce festival
04-13-07 - Israeli daily says Hamas arming Jihad militants with rockets
04-13-07 - Iraq: Why the media failed Some commentators, like Philip Weiss, have begun to raise the sensitive issue of the role played by the neocons' concern for Israel's security. In years to come, historians will ponder why America under Bush adopted, in effect, the Israeli position toward the Arab world without the ramifications of this radical and extremely risky move ever being discussed, or indeed the parallels even being acknowledged.
04-13-07 - Lebanese mark civil war anniversary On April 13, 1975, Christian gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Palestinians in Beirut's eastern suburb of Ain al Rummaneh, sparking the civil war.
04-13-07 - Fifteen-year-old injured in attack A local eye doctor performed a sight-saving procedure on a blind Palestinian girl last week, giving her back something that she had lost at a young age.
04-13-07 - Lebanon marks anniversary of civil war's start in sparsely attended service "I regret having taken part in the war to acquire power. But I'm proud of taking part in it to prevent the resettlement of Palestinians in Lebanon," said Pakradouni.
04-13-07 - Israel denying entry to Iranian spouse Israel is denying entry to the Muslim wife of an Iranian Jewish immigrant.
04-13-07 - Israeli activist speaks on peace and human rights She explained that Machsom Watch monitors no checkpoints that lead into Israel proper
04-13-07 - PLO acts to contain Islamists in Lebanon camp The Palestine Liberation Organisation has adopted measures to ?isolate? Fatah Al Islam, an Islamist grouping blamed for deadly bombings in Lebanon, the PLO representative in Beirut said
04-13-07 - The Hebron test The Shas ministers too, headed by Yishai who a moment before visiting Hebron met with the prime minister, back the Jewish presence there and the need to create a Jewish continuum between Kiryat Arba, the Cave of the Patriarchs, and Tel Rumeida.
Which is why the claim that this house was 'purchased' is very suspect. These folks have learned over the years that all they need to do is take something, get the IDF to protect them, start getting Israeli-only roads laid down, and they're good to go.
04-13-07 - Lest we forget ... Lebanon will not be driven back to civil war. That is the solemn oath taken by activists displaying for the first time the rusty bus that was full of Palestinian civilians when it came under attack in Ain al-Roummaneh in 1975, sparking the country's 15-year strife.
04-13-07 - David Brooks: The Neocon On Israel If the establishment of Israel was, as I believe it was, one of the best things that ever happened to Jews, it was the worst thing that ever happened to Palestinians. Israel is the worst thing that ever happened to Jews for the reason that Einstein envisioned back in the 40s. He was right.
04-13-07 - Where Was the Anger When Imus Insulted Arabs, Muslims? Imus said that Palestinians eat dirt, referred to Arafat's wife as "that fat pig of a wife," and then when his sidekicked called them "stinking animals, animals, just animals" as Imus nodded in agreement.
04-13-07 - Stanford Restricts Attendance at Speech by "Ex-terrorists" Members of the public and the news media will not be allowed to attend a student-run forum at Stanford University featuring a speaker who describes himself as a former Palestinian terrorist. 'Former Palestinian terrorists' are either jailed, deported, or prevented from entering this country in the first place. It's a mite odd that when these 'former terrorists' do the bidding of the Israeli lobby - not only are they allowed to stay, they are also allowed to give speeches all over the country.
04-13-07 - Washington Times reviews anti-Israel ad The Washington Times newspaper will review how it published an ad calling Israel "an official anti-Christianity nation."
04-13-07 - Syrian crosses border for treatment A Syrian seeking medical treatment crossed his country's border into the Israeli-held Golan Heights and was detained.
04-13-07 - Analysis: From Tartus to Jerusalem "The Syrian people are very proud people. Syria is not occupying Israeli land. Israel is occupying the Golan Heights, Syrian land. Why should the president of Syria come on his knees to Israel?"
04-13-07 - Kefiyyeh makes unlikely leap from symbol of struggle to fashion signature The keffiyeh has had a long and varied history. But few could have imagined the traditional headdress worn by Arab men to protect them from the sun and sand would emerge in the spring of 2007 as a fashion accessory among urban teenagers and twentysomethings in New York and London. .....Across the pond in the United States, however, the fashion statement made by the keffiyeh was quickly marred by politics. The Jewish lobby in particular slammed the trend as an "endorsement of terrorism."
04-12-07 - Two civilians killed in southern Gaza strip Two Palestinian men were killed in Rafah city in the southern part of the Gaza strip due to armed clashes between rival families in the city on Thursday midday.
04-12-07 - Norway to resume direct aid to Palestinian government Norway, the only Western country to normalise ties with the new Palestinian government, said Thursday it was ready to resume direct aid to the Palestinian Authority.
04-12-07 - BBC chief visits Gaza to call for release of kidnapped journalist Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, met the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday night and was told there was "credible evidence" that Johnston is alive.
04-12-07 - Oxfam urges EU to lift aid boycott on Palestinians
04-12-07 - Father appeals for Johnston's release
04-12-07 - Oxfam calls for end to Palestinian blockade Oxfam reports that 46% of Palestinians now do not have enough food to meet their needs; that the number of people in deep poverty (defined as those living on less than 50 cents a day) nearly doubled in 2006 to over one million; and that incomes of PA workers had fallen to 40% of their normal levels. A November 2006 poll of government workers showed an increase in poverty from 35% to 71%.
04-12-07 - Army attacks PLC offices in Hebron
04-12-07 - Palestinian resistance groups shoot an Israeli soldier to the east of Gaza In a joint press release, the IMEMC received a copy of which, the Abu Ali Mustafa brigades of PLFP and the Shuhada Al-Aqsa brigades of Fatah, claimed responsibility for wounding an Israeli soldier to the east of central Gaza Strip
04-12-07 - Hamas denies receiving official Israeli response over prisoners' names
04-12-07 - AP Interview: Europe's general in trenches of Mideast conflict says all sides can do better When allowed to open, the terminal functions well, with stringent checks keeping out contraband, he said, adding that Europe might also deploy observers in the future at Gaza ports and cargo crossings. However, Rafah has been closed by Israel 45 percent of the time since November 2005......."We cannot abandon the Palestinian people."
04-12-07 - In praise of ... Alan Johnston
04-12-07 - Ivanov invites Palestinian FM to visit Russia Russian Secretary of National Security Igor Ivanov extended on Thursday an official invitation to the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Ziad Abu Amr to visit Russia, as soon as possible
04-12-07 - UN chief urges release of BBC man In Gaza City, about 200 Palestinian journalists gathered at government and security offices to demand more action for the release of their colleague.
04-12-07 - 1989: Six killed in West Bank village raid At least six Palestinians have been killed in an early morning raid by Israeli soldiers on an Arab village on the West Bank.
04-12-07 - Egyptian delegation expects response next week
04-12-07 - Jewish settlers given 30 days to leave West Bank disputed building
04-12-07 - Salem military court treats elected members of government like criminals IMEMC was in the courtroom where 14 Palestinian MPs and Ministers had their sentences extended again, this time until 12 June, bringing their imprisonment to nearly a year
04-12-07 - PM keeps final status issues off agenda for talks with Abbas on Sunday
04-12-07 - Networks call for release of journalist "I have never been more ashamed as a Palestinian than what I feel now with the continued abduction of Johnston," Erekat said.
04-12-07 - No change in EU Palestine policy After listening to pleas for aid from the Palestinian finance minister, a European Union official said the EU's policy has not changed
04-12-07 - Israeli army abducts five Palestinian civilians from the West Bank
04-12-07 - Ayalon and Paz-Pines call on Labor to bolt gov't over Hebron Labor leadership candidates Ami Ayalon and Ophir Paz-Pines on Thursday called on Defense Minister Amir Peretz to remove the party from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition if the cabinet allows settlers to remain in a contentious Hebron house.
04-12-07 - Five years after Jenin: family members continue to search for bodies
04-12-07 - Panel urges help for undocumented Palestinians Over 5,000 Palestinian live in Lebanon without official paperwork, the committee said, adding that "they live in very hard conditions."
04-12-07 - Gaza: daily violence and failing public services
04-12-07 - Israeli army storms a Palestinian society building in Tulkarem
04-12-07 - UN envoy on children says Israel broke international law in 2006 war in Lebanon A UN envoy for children in conflict said Thursday she had been horrified by the destruction of a Lebanese village besieged by Israeli troops last year, and that many of Israel's actions during the war against Hezbollah had violated international law.
04-12-07 - Is It Possible To Have A Frank Debate About Israel? Just because Israel is a democracy, has religious liberties and is usually sympathetic to our interests does not mean that her wars are America's wars. Yes it is true that Iran poses a vital threat to Israel, as does Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and scores of other radical Islamic groups. But those are her enemies, not ours. I stumbled upon this article because I saw a neocon whining about it. And anytime a neocon attacks a commentator or politician, you know that the truth got out somewhere.
04-12-07 - Arab youths denied entry to Western Wall Security guards at Western Wall refuse to permit Arab high school students, visiting Jerusalem with delegation of Israeli and German youth, to enter site
04-12-07 - Jordanian king calls on Israel to accept peace plan "This opportunity may not be available in the future,"
04-12-07 - Dismay as Israeli settlers take over Hebron home Yediot Ahronot, one of Israel's mass circulation dailies and a paper that usually takes a center-right stance, said in an editorial Thursday that Olmert has "capitulated" to Hebron settlers by taking their side against Defense Minister Peretz, "damaging Israeli security, morality and society."
04-12-07 - The Israel lobby (AIPAC): a danger to the world THis is an incredibly well-made and put together video clip which really really makes me wonder why someone felt the need to insert an anti-Semitic diatribe by the Malaysian guy there, and then insert the text about 'the Jews rule the world by proxy'. Very odd, uncalled for, and unwelcome. And may even have been an attempt to lump criticism of this lobby in with genuine anti-Semitism; my guess. You see, having that BS at the beginning would appear to be geared toward having people do one of two things: a) not watching the rest of the clip. b) watching the rest of the clip but because of the anti-Semitic crap in the beginning, the subsequent genuine criticism of the Israeli lobby in the clip is thereby discredited. I wonder: did the person that put this film together really include the anti-Semitic stuff, or did someone else insert it after the fact? I strongly believe the latter.
04-12-07 - U.S. defense chief to visit Israel Jerusalem hopes the trip will help put to rest a 2005 dispute caused by Israel's sale of advanced weaponry to China.
04-12-07 - Bush extends PLO office waiver Recent congressional action has sought to limit Bush's ability to waive laws dating back to the 1980s that ban such a presence.
04-12-07 - Palestinian Right of Return: EI co-founder in Doha Debates on BBC The Palestinian right of return was overwhelming supported at the latest Doha Debate on March 28. The debate will be broadcast on BBC World on April 14 and 15. The issue is seen by many as the most intractable barrier to a Middle East peace settlement.
04-12-07 - AMCHA files to join AIPAC case A Jewish organization has for the first time formally joined in a motion friendly to the defense of two former AIPAC staffers facing classified information leak charges.
04-12-07 - Beirut offer poses dilemma for Israel Aluf Benn of the newspaper Ha'aretz put it plainly about a year ago: "Israel could always do business with Arab dictators; (they were) a barrier protecting it from the rage of the 'Arab street.' That was the basis of the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan (and with) Yasser Arafat and his heirs ? but those days are over. Henceforth Israel will have to factor into its foreign policy something it has always ignored - Arab public opinion."
04-12-07 - A troubled corner of a troubled world Palestinians in Gaza often complain they are forced to live in a prison and it is easy to sympathise with this description when you visit for the first time through Israel's high security terminal building at Erez.
04-12-07 - Unofficial mediator calls on Israel to begin peace talks with Syria Syrian-American businessman Ibrahim Soliman met with the Knesset (Parliament)'s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee members on Thursday, and made an impassioned appeal for the two countries to restart peace talks, according to local Israeli daily Ha'aretz.
04-12-07 - Deputies support imprisoned Palestinian deputies with their signatures A petition campaign launched by the Humanitarian Aid Association (?HH) to gather 1 million signatures for Palestinian deputies being held in Israeli prisons has ended, with 180 Turkish deputies among the 1 million signatories.
04-12-07 - Israeli court sentences three Israelis to 13 years for driving a suicide bomber
04-12-07 - Glasgow signs twinning agreement with Bethlehem The two cities had signed a friendship agreement in 1990 which reflected circumstances in Palestinian areas at that time. Now, the council have voted to formalise its current links into a full town twinning.
04-12-07 - An optimism too far for Palestine-Israel? what is more challenging is the necessary theological reckoning with Zionism that this vision would require of Christians, a reckoning that would lead to a confrontation with the question of whether the creation of a state which denies Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes and insists on maintaining a "Jewish demographic majority" is a theological, let alone moral or legal, good.
04-12-07 - Lebanon won't use children in conflict The U.N. envoy had earlier met with several NGOs working with Palestinian families and children in Lebanon, who apparently complained to her that restricted adult access to employment and poor educational and health facilities in the camps have trapped the Palestinian children in an environment where violence and abuse were more likely to occur.
04-12-07 - Sestak delivers his speech as promised Congressman Joe Sestak (D - 7th) did not disappoint on his promise to speak Saturday night to the Philadelphia chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR-PA).
04-12-07 - AJCommittee, Swiss federation sign deal AJCommittee in Europe is involved in strengthening relations between Jews and other religious groups, combating anti-Semitism and fostering an understanding of Israel's security needs
04-12-07 - Israel Seen as Fighting Peace
04-12-07 - Palestinians Exhibit Photos of Camps ?In the U.S., the Palestinian experience is invisible. And when it is present, it is portrayed as destructive. The greatest thing about [Picture Balata] is that it affirms the Palestinian reality in a creative, positive way.?
04-12-07 - How different would a Hagelian foreign policy be? And so we must, the consensus continues, all be Tommy Franks: we must be ready to use force to defend not only Israel but also its occupation of Arab territories Like hell.
04-12-07 - Remembering the Deir Yassin Massacre
04-12-07 - A week's worth of activities for Bethlehem prisoners
04-12-07 - Americans, Israelis eye joint satellite project American and Israeli defense firms hope to team up in designing tactical military satellites. Israel wants us so intertwined and clusterf#$%ed with them that it would be impossible for us to ever extricate ourselves - which is the point.
04-12-07 - Sun-rise in New York Stoll had been reading a Harvard University working paper by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, of Harvard and the University of Chicago, respectively, titled "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy." The barrage began with a piece by reporter Eli Lake, who contacted David Duke and then produced a page-one story announcing that the Walt-Mearsheimer paper was "winning praise from white supremacist David Duke." (That story was headlined "David Duke Claims to be Vindicated by a Harvard Dean.") A few days later another Sun story insisted, with no evidence, that the two professors had "culled sections of the paper from neo-Nazi and other anti-Israel hate Web sites."
04-12-07 - Chomsky ignites ire in Newton Chomsky?s pro-Palestinian stance and criticism of Israel was the main draw.
04-12-07 - Vatican envoy to shun Holocaust ceremony over pope picture The Vatican's ambassador to Israel said on Thursday that he would not attend an annual Holocaust memorial next week at the Yad Vashem memorial because of its negative portrayal of the wartime pope
04-12-07 - Anti-Semitism in Israel? Problem persists for youth In recent years sporadic acts of anti-Semitism have hit Israel, most of them carried out by disaffected immigrant youths from the former Soviet Union. Although the youths came to Israel under the Law of Return, they are among those who identify not as Jews but as ethnic Russians......Gilichinsky claims Israel is embarrassed by the issue, which he said stems from too many non-Jews being allowed into Israel under the Law of Return. More than one irony here.
04-11-07 - Masked men kill police officer in Gaza Masked gunmen in the volatile Gaza Strip on Wednesday shot dead a Palestinian police officer loyal to the moderate Fatah movement, medical sources said.
04-11-07 - Survey: 10 percent of Palestinian children suffer permanent effects of malnutrition
04-11-07 - The Israeli army abducts seven civilians from Nablus city
04-11-07 - PLC deputy: US attempting to sow internal discord by donating money to Fateh security
04-11-07 - Education Ministry and judges targeted in arrest campaign In the southern West Bank's Hebron, Israeli forces took the 40 year old Director of Education, Nizar Shehada, prompting demonstrations demanding his release. Soldiers broke into his Ras Al Gorah home in the north of Hebron before dawn this morning.
04-11-07 - Hamas slams U.S. fund for Abbas' forces "The American administration has never been with the Palestinian people's interest, they have been aligned to the Israeli agenda,"
04-11-07 - Israeli army raids Nablus to arrest militant
04-11-07 - EU demands "transparency" in Palestinian finances
04-11-07 - Hamas signals willingness to negotiate on prisoners
04-11-07 - EU boosts Palestinian ties by meeting finance chief (Roundup)
04-11-07 - Russian General Says U.S. Continues Preparations for Iran Strike ** "If Iran strikes back at Israel with missiles, Tel-Aviv is likely to use nuclear weapons on Iran," Ivashov said, adding that such a "development of the situation would undermine stability not only in the Middle East, but also in the entire world."
04-11-07 - Israeli army kidnaps four civilians in Hebron including two officials
04-11-07 - Fayyad Starts from Brussels the Trip to Mobilize Financial Support
04-11-07 - Israel lifts Passover closure of West Bank The army on Wednesday lifted its 10-day closure of the West Bank, renewing the restricted movement of tens of thousands of Palestinian laborers and merchants into Israel.
04-11-07 - President Abbas in Bethlehem criticizes Israeli government for impeding freedom of worship
04-11-07 - Report: ?68 women gave birth on checkpoints, 33 infants and 4 women died? The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens Rights (PICCR) reported that Israeli troops stationed at hundreds of roadblocks in the occupied territories barred dozens of pregnant women from crossing the checkpoints while in labor; 34 infants and four women died on their roadblocks.
04-11-07 - Hebron settler eviction ordered The defence minister's decision follows a legal assessment by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz that concluded that the building was unlawfully occupied.
All of Palestinian territory is unlawfully occupied, genius.
04-11-07 - BBC's day of action for reporter BBC Director-General Mark Thompson is making a direct appeal for his release.
04-11-07 - Divide and rule - America's plan for Baghdad ** the campaign has far wider military ambitions than the pacification of Baghdad. It now appears that the US military intends to place as many as five mechanised brigades - comprising about 40,000 men - south and east of Baghdad, at least three of them positioned between the capital and the Iranian border. This would present Iran with a powerful - and potentially aggressive - American military force close to its border in the event of a US or Israeli military strike against its nuclear facilities later this year.........Those attending the course - American army generals serving in Iraq and top officers from the US Marine Corps, along with, according to some reports, at least four senior Israeli officers - participated in a series of debates to determine how best to "turn round" the disastrous war in Iraq.
Read that last sentence again.
04-11-07 - Israeli official denies rejection to prisoners list
04-11-07 - EU Says No to Aiding Palestinian Unity Government New Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayyad has failed to convince the European Union to agree to resume aid to the Palestinian Authority despite what he called a "very acute financial crisis".
04-11-07 - Palestinian nonviolent resistance in Israeli prisons: hunger strike against solitary confinement Palestinian political prisoners are conducting a one-day hunger strike protesting the Israeli policy of solitary confinement. The Minister of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Taysir Abu Sneineh, announced the strike during a Ramallah press conference held yesterday.
04-11-07 - On video: Palestinian as human shield The terror-stricken 24-year-old Palestinian soon found himself forced onto the front lines of Israel's shadowy war against militants, a human shield as he led heavily armed soldiers from house to house. "I was afraid I would die," he said in a recent interview.
A rare story by the AP that actually portrays some truth about the I-P conflict.
04-11-07 - New PA plan to safeguard West Bank, Gaza
04-11-07 - Israel says Russia against a nuclear-armed Iran
04-11-07 - Palestinian minister seeks $1.3 billion in aid
04-11-07 - Four Palestinians wounded during clashes in Gaza and Rafah Four Palestinian residents were reportedly injured Wednesday during family clashes in both the Gaza Strip cities of Gaza and Rafah, Palestinian medical sources said.
04-11-07 - Wadi Joz home saved from bulldozers for five days Farid Jaber and his family are sleeping in their East Jerusalem home tonight, but just barely. On Wednesday afternoon an Israeli municipal court postponed demolition for five days for a fine of 30,000 shekels.
04-11-07 - Army abducts a university teacher at a checkpoint near Ramallah
04-11-07 - More Gazans at risk from new sewage flood
04-11-07 - Israel, Palestinians to start U.S.-arranged talks Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas under a U.S.-brokered deal but Israel made clear the focus would not be on steps toward a Palestinian state as Abbas hoped.
04-11-07 - From June 2003: Friendless Fire? But instead of punishing the attackers, Israel honors them in a museum. Told of the display, retired Air Force Major General John Morrison, NSA deputy director for operations at the time, commented, "I am offended by that." And retired Army Lieutenant General William Odom, NSA director from 1985 to 1988, and also unaware of the display, remarked, "I am astonished that Israel should put glory on the people who killed my SigInt-ers [signals intelligence personnel]."10 The Liberty's blood-stained flag is exhibited at the National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland.
04-11-07 - Palestinian family must wait in jail for case hearing "Just because they're immigrants doesn't take their rights as human beings,"
04-11-07 - Bank of Israel has 1 Arab employee Despite promises by Governor Stanley Fischer to open bank's doors to minorities, only one Arab Israeli was recruited
04-11-07 - BEIT ARABIYA THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION FOR THE FIFTH TIME! The Fourth Geneva Convention forbids an Occupying Power to extend its law and administration to an occupied territory, rendering the very process of granting or denying permits to Palestinians, not to mention Israel?s policy of house demolitions, patently illegal under international humanitarian law;
04-11-07 - Closed 1967 Senate protocols reveal bids to pressure Israel Hundreds of pages released this week by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee contain protocols of closed committee hearings from the seminal year of 1967, including one in which former Senator William J. Fulbright is quoted as saying, "The trouble is they [the Israel lobby] think they have control of the Senate and they can do as they please." Fulbright was castigated for his efforts to put American interests first back THEN. Same phenom continues to this day, which is why our politicians rarely say a word.
04-11-07 - Iraqi girl's first operation is a success Damsky spent more than a year serving with the Army Reserves in Iraq, where he met Noor's father. He and his family are hosting the mother and daughter at their apartment in Astoria, Queens. Noor's trip here and medical expenses are being paid for by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund, while Damsky and other donors are covering the family's living expenses.
04-11-07 - Supporters of Norman Finkelstein the fight is not yet over. Please continue to show your support by writing a comment or signing your name (and institutional affiliation if applicable) at the bottom of this page.
04-11-07 - Palestinian president to visit Italy
04-11-07 - Author to lecture at UMass about Israeli-Palestinian conflict
04-11-07 - Chaos in the "Greater Middle East"
04-11-07 - Pelosi proffered olive branch to troubled region This year marks 40 years of Israeli occupation in Palestine, 40 years of oppression of the Palestinian Arabs. Is there any wonder they are as angry as they are?
04-11-07 - Mansour: Israel's Continued Violent Acts Contradict Concept of Peace Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council Mr. Emyr Jones Parry that Israeli, the occupying Power, continues to carry out violent and unlawful policies that are totally contradictory to the concept of peace.
04-11-07 - Senate plans vote on MidEast divestment The ASSU Undergraduate Senate moved a step closer to voting on the controversial Israel divestment bill that members first discussed during winter quarter at its meeting last night.
04-11-07 - Only Two Tories on Canada-Palestinian Hill Group In a press release, Mr. Ménard said the association aims to foster dialogue between Palestinian and Canadian parliamentarians, create a better understanding of issues in both countries, contribute to a fair and lasting peace in the Middle East and to "support all measures conducive to the establishment of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state."
04-11-07 - Palestinian director screens film, holds workshops in Asheville ?The Olive Harvest,? which won the Skyy Prize at the San Francisco Film Festival, is a tale of romantic love, tradition and family loyalty, played against the larger climate of political and economic unease in a Palestinian village.
04-11-07 - Israeli Jets Scramble to Intercept U.S. Airliner After Communications Loss Israeli media reported later Wednesday that the air force planes were close to opening fire on the airliner when it restored contact. The pilot was interrogated after landing.
04-11-07 - Report: Hezbollah preparing for summer war
04-11-07 - New Fair Trade Deal between Palestinian Farmers and #1 Organic Soap Brand Presented at Green Festival The first ever Fair Trade
deal between a leading American company and Palestinian farmers will be
discussed from 2:30 to 3:30 PM on Saturday, April 21 at the Chicago Green
Festival in the Fair Trade Pavilion which will be held at McCormick
Place/Lakeside 2301 S. Lake Shore in Chicago.
04-11-07 - Ottawa's Snub of Palestinian Minister a Miscalculated Move
04-11-07 - Information Minister: Israeli military has blood on more than just its hands As the list of Palestinians to be released in an exchange is rejected, Information Minister Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi is accusing the Israeli government of destroying progress. ?Israel is fully responsible for impeding the exchange? of several hundred Palestinian prisoners for the Israeli soldier captured in the southern Gaza Strip
04-11-07 - Imprisoned since 1977, Nablus man tops list for exchange
04-11-07 - Chicago Palestine Film Festival shorts reviewed
04-11-07 - The Palestinian perspective It is unrealistic to ask people who continue to be oppressed, dispossessed and persecuted to quit resisting the oppressor, the dispossessor, the persecutor and forego their internationally established rights. It is unrealistic to ask Palestinians to recognize Israel while Israel refuses to recognize the democratically elected Palestinian government.
04-11-07 - On Old Jerusalem both offenses against another religion are being committed today -- by Israel. And the outrage is conspicuously missing
04-11-07 - Al-Saleh Foundation adopts 500 Palestinian orphans . This means that it will provide these orphans with food, homes, and everything else they need. Saleh has also offered 100 government jobs to orphans all around the country, and donated YR500 million to the al-Saleh Foundation, after donating the same amount to the Dar al-Rahma Foundation for Human Development.
04-11-07 - Tokyo Carves Out Role In Middle East
04-11-07 - Ad prompts change in policy In response to a controversial pro-Israel ad, UF's Student Senate passed a bill Tuesday specifying that Student Government-funded organizations must use the SG logo and the organization's name on any publication.
04-10-07 - Israelis Torturing Palestinian Children Under Israeli military orders in force inside the occupied West Bank and Gaza, any Palestinian over the age of 16 is considered an adult, while inside Israel the age of an adult is 18 ? even though Israel is a signatory to the International Convention of the Rights of the Child, which defines all children as under 18 years old. Moreover, Palestinian children over 14 years old are tried as adults in an Israeli military court, and are often put into prisons with adults. These are also direct violations of international law.
04-10-07 - US Congress approves Abbas funds "This has also been done with Israeli agreement and understanding," the State Department official was quoted by Reuters as saying.
04-10-07 - Minister of Health Calls for Saving Life of PLC Speaker in Israeli Prison
04-10-07 - Palestinian coalition seeks full contacts with EU Palestinian deputy Prime Minister Azzam al-Ahmad said on Tuesday the Hamas-led coalition government was still trying to persuade the European Union (EU) to deal with all of its cabinet ministers.
04-10-07 - Israeli army impedes movement between Nablus and Jenin in northern West Bank
04-10-07 - Foiled attack raises Israeli concerns The attempted attack is now likely expected to strengthen the hand of legislators who want to extend a temporary ban on entry permits to Palestinians and residents of enemy countries who marry Israelis. Well isn't that convenient?
04-10-07 - Israeli gunboats heavily fire Palestinian fishing boats in northern Gaza
04-10-07 - President Abbas looking for commitment to calm before he meets with Israeli PM
04-10-07 - Israeli forces attack Palestinian man at military checkpoint near Tubas
04-10-07 - Internal clashes return to Nablus
04-10-07 - One man dies of wounds sustained on Monday
04-10-07 - Israeli source: ?One settler moderately injured near Nablus?
04-10-07 - Hamas-website publishes list of senior Palestinian prisoners
04-10-07 - Israel to amend list of detainees Palestinian wants to see freed The sources stated that Israel will amend the list and send it to the Egyptian mediator between Israel and the fighters holding Shalit captive since June 2006.
04-10-07 - HEBRON UPDATE: 25-31 March 2007
04-10-07 - Bush gets green light to help fund Palestinian security forces Another official said 43 million dollars of the funds would go to train and equip the Palestinian Presidential Guard, which answers directly to Abbas, and another 16 would be spent to improve security and infrastructure at the main cargo crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
04-10-07 - Ball in Israel's camp over prisoner exchange: Hamas
04-10-07 - Palestinian finance minister seeks funds abroad
04-10-07 - Hizbullah accuses US of secret war and arming opponents The accusation follows reports in the US and British media that the CIA has been authorised to take covert action against the militant Shia group, which receives substantial military backing from Iran, as part of wider strategy by the Bush administration to prevent the spread of Iranian influence in the region.
04-10-07 - Jews and Muslims chuckle alike
04-10-07 - How Syria Helped US in "War on Terror" Bush and his people have been so anxious to please Israel that what might be good for America is no longer the basis for American actions in the Middle East.
04-10-07 - Israel, Palestinians and apartheid
04-10-07 - Media seeks public access in upcoming AIPAC lobbyists? trial News organizations filed documents in federal court Monday opposing a government request to close portions of an upcoming trial of two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act.
04-10-07 - Olmert interviewed in graft probe
04-10-07 - "No Matter How Hard We Try, America Blocks Our Efforts"
04-10-07 - Arab FMs to discuss Israel peace plan April 18 Twelve Arab foreign ministers will gather in Cairo on April 18 to discuss a Saudi-drafted plan for peace with Israel, Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa said on Tuesday.
04-10-07 - President Recieves Representatives of Churches in Bethlehem
04-10-07 - Commentary: Bearing responsibility for the refugees I strongly believe that the pre-state armed Zionist groups were responsible for the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. In my personal experience, my father George Kuttab and his brother Qostandi fled their neighborhood of Musrara - now West Jerusalem - after their sister Hoda's husband Elias was killed in front of her and her children.
04-10-07 - 'Their own agony': Photography project hands camera to children A group of professional photographers has launched a project to help young residents of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon release stress and learn communication through the art of photography.
04-10-07 - 'Come Together & Celebrate National Library Week' at the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library Sami Adwan, Ph.D., a Palestinian educator at Bethlehem University, and Saliba Sarsar, Ph.D., a native of Israel, and associate vice president for academic program initiatives and professor of political science at Monmouth University, will discuss the ongoing peace process between Israel and Palestine on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library
04-10-07 - Arab, Western women pedal for regional peace When she was two months old, Arafat's parents were killed in the 1982 massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps outside Beirut. She was later adopted by the late Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat.
04-10-07 - Israel Urged to Seize Chance for Talks With Syria The International Crisis Group (ICG) says that Israel should respond "positively" to Syria's unconditional offer to resume peace negotiations and that it should "halt efforts to augment [Israeli] settler presence" in the Golan Heights, in order to revive peace efforts with Syria and pursue enduring normalisation with the Arab world.
04-10-07 - Head of Russian NSC to meet with Livni Igor Ivanov, the head of Russia's National Security Council and one of the Kremlin's leading figures in regard to the Iranian nuclear issue, arrived in Israel Tuesday for talks expected to focus on Teheran.
04-10-07 - Pelosi, Lantos may be interested in diplomatic trip to Iran Pelosi said that throughout the congressional delegation's recent Middle East trip, "every place we went we had a constant message: the safety and security of Israel, fighting terrorism.'' Huh? What about the safety and security of AMERICA? Isn't that (allegedly) why we are over there in the first place?
04-10-07 - Hezbollah, Israel take grudge to courtroom "I don't think that anybody (in Israel) disputes the fact that the two Israeli soldiers are prisoners of war. This is why the government must give (Hezbollah militants) this same status,"
04-10-07 - Internet politics slowly coming to life, say experts Meanwhile, Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu has used his own personal blog to tell Israelis of his campaign overseas to isolate Iran. "During my recent visits to Britain, France , and the US, I continued in my efforts to draw international and American attention to the danger posed by Iran's nuclear arms program," Netanyahu wrote. "I found an attentive ear among both Republican and Democratic leaders, who recognize the real threat of an Iran armed with nuclear weapons,"
04-09-07 - Three Palestinians killed, one injured during family feud in Khan Younis Palestinian medical sources reported Monday that three Palestinian civilians have been killed and one was injured during a clan feud in Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza Strip
04-09-07 - Remember Deir Yassin In all over 100 men, women, and children were systematically murdered. Fifty-three orphaned children were literally dumped along the wall of [Jerusalem's] Old City. They were found there by Miss Hind Husseini and brought behind the American Colony Hotel to her home, which was to become the Dar El-Tifl El-Arabi [House of Arab Children] orphanage.
04-09-07 - For 2 hours, Palestinian teachers detained at checkpoint in Tel Rumeida
04-09-07 - UNRWA may withold services to Palestinian refugees, a spokesperson says Spokesperson of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees, Sami Mosha?sha?, warned yesterday that the UNRWA may stop providing services to the Palestinian refugees unless an emergency fund of $246 million is supplied.
04-09-07 - Sanctions keep Palestinians from developing a real nation We Palestinians dream of living normal lives. We dream of an end to the days when Palestinian farmers in the West Bank watch their crops destroyed to make way for Israeli-only roads, an end to the days when Palestinian children must brave Israeli military checkpoints to get to school and an end to the days when Gaza's 1.4 million Palestinians are sealed inside their territory, cut off from the rest of the world
04-09-07 - Palestinian-Israeli prisoner swap comprises three phases: report A swap of prisoners between Israel and Palestinian militants would be completed in three phases, local Ramattan news agency reported on Monday.
04-09-07 - BBC denies reporter staged kidnapping
04-09-07 - PFLP warns of new violence if security plan fails The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has warned on Monday of a new violence if a security plan, presented by interior minister, failed.
04-09-07 - Wall threatens national economy: stone production and environment in trouble
04-09-07 - Municipal workers to strike in Gaza, Mayor warns of environmental disaster
04-09-07 - Firebrand Israeli Arab MP set to resign: report Israeli Arab MP Azmi Bishara, a staunch opponent of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians and neighbouring Arab states, is expected to resign from parliament, a report said on Monday.
04-09-07 - Palestinians Recall Deir Yassin Massacre
04-09-07 - Baby Nur's mom at home
04-09-07 - Progress in prisoner swap deal stirs hope in Gaza
04-09-07 - Four Palestinians Injured in a Shootout in Nablus Four Palestinians were injured in Nablus on Monday evening, after a number of Palestinian security personnel stopped a car for inspection.
04-09-07 - With talk of names, hopes are raised that some family members will be released
04-09-07 - Egypt invites Palestinian PM to attend Arab Games
04-09-07 - PALESTINIANS DEMONSTRATE FOR PRISONER RELEASE IN GAZA
04-09-07 - Egyptian border-guards uncover two tunnels on Gaza border The two alleged tunnels were uncovered in the Egyptian side of Rafah city; the first tunnel was found by Egyptian border guards and policemen who arrested earlier a young Palestinian man after he attempted to cross the border through the freshly dug tunnel.
04-09-07 - For Palestinian family, West Bank Easter reunion offers joy, freedom
04-09-07 - Three injured in clashes between gunmen and security men in Nablus
04-09-07 - Worse Than Apartheid? by Robert D. Novak Catholic Brother Peter Corlano of the Bethlehem University faculty told Smith and me: "We live the same life [as Muslims]. We are Palestinians." Concerned by the disappearance of Christians in the land of Christianity's birthplace, Smith could also become (as I did) concerned by the plight of all Palestinians. If so, he will find precious little company in Congress.
04-09-07 - SW doctor spreads message of peace
04-09-07 - Israel must leave Palestinians? house now to end conflict, patriarch says
04-09-07 - Israel Does Not Want Peace
04-09-07 - 5 years after siege on Church of Nativity, Qaraqa' demands return of exiled Former Director of the Palestinian Prisoner Society and current Legislative Council deputy, Issa Qaraqa', is demanding the return of the exiles.
04-09-07 - IMF approves first funding for Lebanon at $77 mln
04-09-07 - Enough The American people understand that, during 60 years of this conflict, each side has committed indefensible atrocities and thwarted efforts for peace. It is the Palestinian people, though, who endure extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, torture, interminable imprisonments, humiliation at hundreds of checkpoints, house demolitions, economic strangulation, living with a bombed out infrastructure and the continued theft of their land.
04-09-07 - Houston Freeway Protest Against Israel
04-09-07 - Mantheri, Alawi receive acting Palestinian speaker
04-09-07 - Paper: Hizbullah says captives being treated 'humanely'
04-09-07 - Confused? Read Carter's book
04-09-07 - Captain Ward Boston interviewed by Dr. Hesham Tillawi
04-09-07 - Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict visiting Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel
04-09-07 - What the Arabs propose, and what they do not
04-08-07 - Hopes for release of 'West Bank Mandela'
04-08-07 - A Palestinian Medic Attacked by Israeli Soldiers Near Jenin
04-08-07 - Israeli Soldiers Delay Palestinian Movement in West Bank Areas Witnesses said that the Israeli soldiers on Tayaseer and Hamra checkpoints have delayed movement of vehicles, preventing students, workers, farmers and others from reaching their destinations
04-08-07 - MK Bishara warns Hamas against ?substantial concessions? The MK called on the Palestinian unity government to avoid political chaos and did not rule out the possibility of a regional war that would include Syria, Lebanon and Iran.
04-08-07 - Pope sees ?signs of hope? on Palestine
04-08-07 - Israeli guards stabbed, assailant wounded Authorities said the teenager had arrived at the cave from the Palestinian side and pulled out a knife as he neared the checkpoint.
04-08-07 - Kuwait warns against escalation of Iran nuke crisis On the re-opening of the Palestinian embassy in Kuwait, closed since 1990, Sheikh Mohammed said "this is a diplomatic affair" and pointed out the most important thing is actual and effective support to the Palestinian Authority.
04-08-07 - Large Crowds of Christians in Holy Jerusalem Mark Easter
04-08-07 - PLO ranks internal security as top priority for unity government Yasser Abed Rabbo of the Palestine Liberation Organization says that the new government needs to focus on security first and the economy second
04-08-07 - Barghouti Calls for Pressuring Israel to Absorb Palestinians of Iraq into PA lands In the meantime, the U.S consulate in Jerusalem denied Sunday media reports, which claimed that the United States is willing to welcome 3,000 to 7,000 Palestinian refugees of Iraq, on its territories.
04-08-07 - BBC's man missing for four weeks On Sunday, one of the most senior clerics in the Anglican church, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, demanded his immediate release.
04-08-07 - Release 500 prisoners for soldier, Israel told
04-08-07 - A Palestinian Resident Wounded during Clashes in Northern Gaza Palestinian media sources said that a Palestinian resident was shot and wounded moderately early on Sunday during an armed clash in northern Gaza Strip.
04-08-07 - Gaza mayor fears environmental disaster if municipal workers strike
04-08-07 - Teenage Egyptian girl catches bird flu A 15-year-old girl in Cairo has been diagnosed with bird flu, the 34th person in Egypt to be infected with the disease, the health ministry said Sunday
04-08-07 - Cheney, Olmert remarks heat up rhetorical battle over Pelosi's trip "The speaker conveyed precisely what the prime minister and the acting president asked," Lantos told JTA. That included the traditional Israeli caveat about Syrian backing for terrorism......Last year, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked Olmert into a 48-hour cease-fire during the war with Hezbollah to allow humanitarian relief, but within hours Israeli planes were bombing again, to Rice's surprise and anger. Olmert had received a call, apparently from Cheney's office, telling him to ignore Rice.
04-08-07 - Israeli cluster bomb slays Lebanese woman The woman, Abdeh Mohammad Khanafer, 70, was gathering herbs in a field at Aynata village near Bint Jbeil, six kilometers from the Israeli border, when she touched a bomblet that detonated, they said.
04-08-07 - Lebanese official: Security agents helped Hezbollah smuggle arms The United States, Great Britain, and France are pushing for the formation of a special United Nations expert committee to examine claims of ongoing weapons smuggling through the Syria-Lebanon border.
04-08-07 - Arab leaders air public relations campaign against Shin Bet Opposition within the Arab sector to Shin Bet policy arose after the security service declared that it intends to disrupt the activities of any groups that seek to change the Jewish or democratic character of Israel, even if they use democratic means.
04-08-07 - Fahd assures Palestinian people support for their national rights
04-08-07 - United around peace, Palestinians have great potential
04-08-07 - Pelosi and Syria Speaker Pelosi is as committed to the Israeli lobby as the president, so her visit changed nothing in policy matters
04-08-07 - New slant on Middle East Phyllis Bennis will open the series Monday night with ?Challenging Empire: U.S. Policy in the Middle East.? Bennis works for the Institute of Policy Studies and is co-chairwoman of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.
04-08-07 - Egyptian Foreign Minister Calls for Broader Publicity of the Arab Peace Initiative Israel asked for amending the initiative or canceling the clause that entitles Palestinians to the right of return to Palestine, and announced peace is not reachable for the short run.
04-08-07 - War treasures uncovered "The landscapes Lambert created of Gallipoli very much helped to shape public perceptions of that failed campaign; and those of Palestine capture the beauty and intensity of colour of the landscape over which the Light Horse units roamed."
04-08-07 - UPDATE- New Palestinian Play in an Old Israeli Prison
04-08-07 - Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Man with Downs Syndrome, Assault International Human Rights Worker Mahmoud Dhish, 35, was walking down the street in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron when settlers began harassing him. An international human rights worker (HRW) intervened and began to film the event. The colonists responded by breaking the HRW?s video camera.
04-08-07 - Tourism up this year Bethlehem's Mayor, Dr. Victor Batarsa, explained the capacity-filling numbers by pointing out that Egyptian Coptic Christians prefer to not just visit the Church of Nativity, but also to spend the night in the city. He pointed out that Bethlehem is increasingly difficult to reach with the continuing building of the Wall and that the actions of Israeli forces still drastically affect tourism
04-08-07 - The Holy Land's most endangered flock Even Abusahlia admits that asking villagers to stay on is a hard sell; it means choosing occupation over freedom.
04-08-07 - New Justice Minister leading charge to prosecute Israel in international forum The new government is filing suit against the Israeli government and its supporters for violations of international law.
04-08-07 - Highway 90 reveals West Bank situation It's an Israeli road in a Palestinian area
04-08-07 - Maltese representative included in delegation to meet Fatah
04-08-07 - Manal Returns to Nour After Years in an Israeli Jail
04-08-07 - Governor Rendell Speaks at CAIR-PA Dinner During the banquet, CAIR's National Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed praised Sestak for having the moral fiber to speak to his Muslim constituents despite being "demonized and vilified by the right-wing media and pro-Israel extremists."
04-08-07 - Fox Calls Out Gingrich Hypocrisy on Pelosi Trip to Syria WALLACE: And what about saying that Madeleine Albright was an agent for the Palestinians? GINGRICH: I think at the time she was taking steps that were very, very pro-Palestinian.
04-07-07 - NY court unblocks Palestinian bank authority funds
04-07-07 - Feuding clan holds key to kidnap riddle
04-07-07 - Israel 'has Shalit exchange list' "The Egyptians have transmitted (to Israel) a list of names of Palestinian prisoners who must be freed," Mr Barghouti said.
04-07-07 - Occupation of Al-Aqsa Mosque a disaster, Muslim cleric says
04-07-07 - Al-Aqsa Brigade leader survives an alleged assassination attempt in Jenin Zubeidi was wounded in his shoulders in the clashes, but was treated and moved to an unknown location by the resistance fighters
04-07-07 - Security plan discussed in Legislative Council, President to receive details, Dahlan to do follow-up The Palestinian Legislative Council is meeting on Saturday to discuss the new security plan prepared by the Ministry of the Interior.
04-07-07 - Scandinavian monitors ask that Israeli settlers be immediately removed from Palestinian house
04-07-07 - Abbas tells forces to help stop Gaza rocket fire
04-07-07 - A Palestinian Resident of Rafah Dies of Wounds Sustained by Israeli Gunfire Palestinian medical sources in Rafah, south of Gaza Strip, announced Saturday the death of a local resident due to wounds he sustained three years ago during an Israeli army invasion into the city.
04-07-07 - Rallies support abducted BBC reporter Children paraded in Gaza Friday and journalists were expected to join the locals for protests in the West Bank towns of Nablus, Jenin and Ramallah, the BBC said Saturday.
04-07-07 - Israel gone, yet still in Gaza's life "Israel's failure to uphold those obligations has contributed to a humanitarian crisis in Gaza that is unprecedented in 40 years of occupation,"
04-07-07 - Abbas mulls new European tour to rally support: FM
04-07-07 - In Jordanian Camps, A Sense of Nihilism The Palestinian Authority has offered the refugees sanctuary, but Israel, which controls the borders of the West Bank and Gaza, has denied U.N. requests to resettle them in the Palestinian territories, he said.
04-07-07 - Detainees complain of lack of medical treatment in Israeli prisons
04-07-07 - Arab comedy hits stride
04-07-07 - Aregntina, Interpol Seek Extradition Of Top Iranians Iranian sources described the decision as "a Zionist plot" intended to deflect international attention from the "crimes Israel commits against women and children in Palestine."
04-07-07 - Lantos lashes out at critics of Pelosi trip
04-07-07 - S.Korea issues travel warning on Israel, Palestine
04-07-07 - Tragic, but not enough to mention
04-07-07 - Manchester Jewish students complain after twinning controversy A plaque will be erected in the union pledging support for the Palestinians against Israeli oppression.
04-07-07 - Fifth column forever? Why is Arab criticism always labeled as conspiracy to destroy Israel?
04-07-07 - In pictures: Orthodox Easter Orthodox Bishop Theophylaktos hands out more holy light to Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem.
04-07-07 - Rep.: Israel Said No Syria Attack Plan Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told a visiting group of U.S. lawmakers to relay to Syria that Israel had no intention of attacking it, according to one of the participants on the trip, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
04-07-07 - Lanka for full diplomatic ties with Palestine
04-07-07 - Americans Should Defend Speaker Pelosi's Mission
04-07-07 - How Can Children of the Holocaust Do Such Things?
04-06-07 - Israel and Palestinians clash in Gaza Israeli helicopters fired into the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian militant in what local residents said was the fiercest exchange between Israeli forces and militants since a November truce.
04-06-07 - Israeli helicopters fire into Gaza: residents
04-06-07 - Gunmen moderately wound a Fateh official in Gaza
04-06-07 - Hamas, Fatah militants clash in Gaza Strip Hamas and Fatah militants clashed in the Gaza Strip on Friday, wounding two fighters and a young boy
04-06-07 - Palestinian policeman shot and injured by unknown gunmen in Nablus
04-06-07 - West Bank rally for BBC reporter
04-06-07 - Gaza protest for missing reporter
04-06-07 - Israel still blacklisted for failure to protect patented drug development According to a U.S. Department of Commerce report Israel may remain on the list of patent infringing countries in 2007 if its pharmaceutical law is not amended.
04-06-07 - EU to monitor talks between Olmert and Abbas: report Der Spiegel said Israel had pledged to ease restrictions on Palestinians at its military control points on several occasions, but that these commitments had come to nothing.
04-06-07 - On Via Dolorosa, world's pilgrims gather by souvenir stalls the Israeli military declared a closure on the West Bank and Gaza, severely limiting the number of Palestinians allowed across checkpoints. Permits were issued for Palestinian Christians - according to a UN report around 8,000, although they were said to be scarce.
04-06-07 - Complicity when the dam breaks On July 31, 2006, the Palestinian Water Authority made a desperate plea to the international community and to the Israeli authorities to stop shelling the area and to allow critical electromechanical equipment into Gaza to help lower the level of the sewage lake. That plea was ignored......blame ultimately lies with those who would pen in too many people in too tight a spot. To this day, Israel besieges the territory in the name of security. The international community ignores the disaster that has encroached on all fronts in the Gaza Strip.
04-06-07 - Embargo Sees Girl Die As Dialysis Runs Out Qira villagers suffer from a disproportionately high percentage of kidney failure, likely due to the stagnant water that villagers are forced to purchase from Israel while nearby Ariel settlement enjoys disproportionate amounts of the region's fresh water. Olfat is just one of many kidney patients who've died since the embargo began.
04-06-07 - Human rights source: ongoing war crimes in Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem
04-06-07 - Knesset director searching for alternative building in case of attack ** Nuclear attack drills, testing anti-missile defense systems, joint US-Israeli war games, finding alternative buildings for government officials - all spaced within a month or so - expecting some big attack are we? Why's that?
04-06-07 - Mufti of Jerusalem: Israeli forces allow extremists to enter Al Aqsa Mosque under guise of tourism The Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, and Bishop Atallah Hanna, denounced the Jewish fundamentalists and their Israeli police escorts.
04-06-07 - Israeli Army Installs More Checkpoints Throughout West Bank A recent report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that the Israeli army- on the contrary of previous promises to ease movement restrictions- has installed 40 more mobile checkpoints in different parts of the West Bank over the period between March 28th and April 3rd.
04-06-07 - Banks balk at dealing with new Palestinian gov't Haniyeh accused the United States of putting pressure on the banks to block the flow of funds to the coalition government formed last month by Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction.
04-06-07 - Hamas chief vows no compromise Hamas's exiled leader Khaled Meshaal vowed Friday that his organisation would continue to resist Israel and would not compromise its claims to all of historical Palestine.
04-06-07 - Abbas confident Israeli soldier, BBC reporter will be freed 'soon' Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Friday he was confident Gaza militants would soon release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and an abducted BBC journalist, in a French television interview.
04-06-07 - Jerusalem Patriarch asks end to occupation of Palestine
04-06-07 - Israeli troops carried six invasions in Jenin on Friday
04-06-07 - Pope leads Good Friday procession in Rome's Colosseum He urged reflection on all women "who have been abused and raped, ostracised and submitted to shameful tribal practices," as well as "Jewish and Palestinian mothers, and those from all countries at war, widows and the elderly forgotten by their children".
04-06-07 - Israeli TV report: "Hamas reduced its prisoner-swap demands"
04-06-07 - Russia wants Palestinian blockade lifted as soon as possible - Saltanov
04-06-07 - County Official Resigns Over Israel Comments A Cherokee County official has resigned from her position on the planning board after criticism over comments she made on her Web site about Israel.
04-06-07 - Hopeless in Gaza
04-06-07 - Abdullah Housing Project to Benefit Palestinian Widows Palestinian women, including widows, will receive 100 housing units under the King Abdullah Charitable Housing Project, which was launched in the West Bank town of Hebron on Thursday.
04-06-07 - UN AGENCIES TEAM UP WITH ISRAEL, JORDAN, PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TO FIGHT FRUIT FLIES
04-06-07 - Concern over continuing detention of Irving immigrant family The Hazahzas came to America in 2001 seeking asylum from violence in Palestine.
04-06-07 - Conservative Bluster Only Leads to War
04-06-07 - Report: Schalit gets glasses from his parents
04-06-07 - Hebron settlers to be evicted within 12 days Israeli police should evict Jewish settlers from a house in the West Bank town of Hebron within the next 12 days, deputy defence minister Ephraim Sneh said on Friday.
04-06-07 - Robert Fisk: The true story of free speech in America
04-06-07 - Hamas urged to renounce terrorism
04-06-07 - Hezbollah offers first hint captured Israeli soldiers alive: report
04-06-07 - A viable Mideast peace plan; Religion and identity - Jimmy Carter, Atlanta
04-06-07 - The Pro-Israel Bias of NPR
04-06-07 - In symbolism of Good Friday, anti-wall protestors near Bethlehem reenact Jesus' crucifixion A member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, known as Muhammad Brijia, tied himself to the cross to represent the suffering of the Palestinian people.
04-06-07 - 14 Member Brighton Delegation Arrives in Palestine Fourteen volunteers from Brighton Tubas Friendship Group arrived in the Israeli Occupied Palestinian Territories on April 5th for a 10 day cultural exchange and fact finding tour.
04-06-07 - An Israeli Refusenik's Good Fight
04-06-07 - Mrs. Al-Assad, Abu Zayed Open Department of Small Financing
04-06-07 - Awards Ceremony Offers Carter Prize, Platform for His Opinions "History has shown that progress is possible only if the United States of America assumes its historic role as honest broker between Israel and Palestine," he said. "We cannot be peacemakers if American government leaders are seen as knee-jerk supporters of every action or policy of whatever Israeli government happens to be in power at the time."
04-06-07 - Palestinian Rapper Belly Incites "The Revolution" With New Album
04-06-07 - Israeli army injures 14 Palestinians, 1 Israeli arrested at Bil?in demo
04-06-07 - Assad to secure Israeli soldiers' release? Syria's president could secure the release of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers if he wants to do so, a former director of Israel's military intelligence said.
04-06-07 - Sister-city project gets boost from Brits at Ramallah conference
04-06-07 - Jerusalem families sit-in at Red Cross Families of Palestinians in Israeli prisons staged a sit-in on Thursday in front of the East Jerusalem offices of the Red Cross. As with similar nonviolent demonstrations held on a weekly basis in other West Bank cities and throughout the Gaza Strip, the Jerusalem families were protesting the treatment of their loved ones.
04-06-07 - Why is Hezbollah on the Terrorism List? As of April 2007, a plurality (39%) of the organizations on the US Terrorism list represent Muslim groups recommended for inclusion by, among others, AIPAC and their friends in Congress. According to former AIPAC Director of Congressional Relations, Steve Rosen, soon to start his trial for passing classified information to Israel, "AIPAC owns the 'T' list!" The Israeli army qualifies according to the State Dept's definition of terrorism provided by this article. And Israel's tactics (witnessed in Palestine and Lebanon) are not a new phenomenon. Some more, and here too, and more. Don't forget about Qibya or Deir Yassin or Count Folke Bernadotte. Well then there's the Lavon Affair, the USS Liberty, Qana, and we could go on and on.
04-06-07 - A Rhino in the Dining Room
04-06-07 - This Phil Collins uses video to capture musical moments "The ways in which we usually engage with the Palestinians in the news media is almost solely connected to violence and terrorism," according to Collins. "So putting together Palestinians and disco seemed like a ridiculous or absurd idea. But, of course, if you spend time there, people do know who Beyonce is."
04-06-07 - Idealistic Israelis, Palestinians Work Together For Peace
04-06-07 - Israel Policy of Imprisoning Refugees Being Challenged
04-05-07 - IDF troops kill unarmed Palestinian near Jericho The slain man was identified as Aziz Hamed Matur, 30, a taxi driver who was on his way to Jericho from Bethlehem at the time of the shooting. He was not armed.
04-05-07 - Israeli army invades Tulkarem after ordering all Palestinian security forces off the streets Earlier on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian security force stopped a civilian Mercedes Benz minibus near the Iktaba road junction in east Tulkarem and was shocked to discover six Israeli Special Forces members in the vehicle.
04-05-07 - British diplomat in kidnap talks with Hamas leader Mr Abbas said he would work to free the BBC reporter. "We will not spare any effort to bring back the journalist, the friend, the human being, to his family," he said. Around 300 Palestinian journalists marched to Mr Abbas's office in Gaza to protest about the kidnapping, carrying banners that read Freedom for Johnston.
04-05-07 - Report: Israeli concerns stall Saudi arms deal "Israel has expressed concern that this proposal could affect" its qualitative military edge over its antagonists, a Defense Department official was quoted as saying. "We don't want to go to Congress until we've got everybody on board."
04-05-07 - Efforts underway to reopen Rafah airport The Palestinian Authority has attempted on numerous occasions to reopen the Yasser Arafat International Airport in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces destroyed the runways and much of the central facility early in the Intifada and have prevented the completion of repairs or reopening since.
04-05-07 - Plan to severely restrict Gaza-Israel trade passage pending The plan will still not allow exports from the Gaza Strip, leaving the Gazans in much the same position they have been in for the past year- under international economic blockade, with a failing economy, and borders completely sealed by the occupying Israeli military.
04-05-07 - Israeli Army Shells Northern Gaza, while Girl Dies of old Wounds Abueljidyan was shot in the head during a large-scale Israeli invasion of the northern parts of the Gaza Strip in 2004.
04-05-07 - Army abducts eight civilians from Hebron
04-05-07 - Israeli Army abducts at least 20 civilians from several parts of the West Bank
04-05-07 - Democrats Earn Their Stripes in the War Party ** by Philip Giraldi The apparent shift in course should be greeted with relief by all those who want to avoid yet another preemptive conflict, but assurances from neoconservatives that war is no longer the preferred option for dealing with Iran should be viewed cautiously and even as disinformation intended to defuse opposition......Our Iran policy is heavily influenced by the Israel lobby, and the Democrats have long been closely linked to Israel for a number of reasons The Israeli lobby decides who our #1 enemies are.
04-05-07 - Israeli settlers set a Palestinian civilian car on fire in Hebron Abu Heikal added that Israeli soldiers stationed at an army post in front of her house did not stop the settlers burning the car. Troops also detained and stopped the Palestinian fire fighting brigade from putting out the fire until the car was completly burnt
04-05-07 - Abbas, Haneya agree on plan to free BBC reporter
04-05-07 - Palestinian coalition to discuss new security plan on Saturday Barghouti, also the spokesman of the coalition government, told reporters that the Interior Ministry had presented a draft security plan aiming at ending the state of lawlessness and security chaos that has been dominating the Palestinian territories for the past few months.
04-05-07 - U.N.: U.S. offers refuge to Palestinians Karen Koning AbuZayd, commissioner general of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, said Thursday no specific country has offered to receive Palestinian refugees in Iraq, "but I know the United States confirmed it can take 7,000 of them."
04-05-07 - Gaza children looking forward to better future on Palestinian Child Day Imran's family, as many families in the Palestinian territories, has no sources of income due to the deteriorated economic conditions the Palestinians have been facing over the past few years.
04-05-07 - Israeli Authorities detain six Palestinian Officials en route to Qatar Israeli border authorities detained on Wednesday six Palestinian officials as they were passing through the Allenby Bridge terminal, and prevented them from leaving the country.
04-05-07 - Al-Quds Brigades claim responsibility for attacking an army unit in Gaza
04-05-07 - Top Palestinian Negotiator Presses for Operating Rafah Crossing Regularly ?The closure by Israel of the Rafah crossing terminal for almost 80% of its working days is part of the collective punishment Israel has been practicing against our people?,
04-05-07 - Israeli Gunboats Wound Two Palestinian Fishermen on Rafah Shore
04-05-07 - On UNICEF-backed Palestinian Child?s Day, youth take a stand against violence
04-05-07 - Agriculture Ministry smuggling unit abusing authority The unit, according to a ministry report from December 2005, was responsible for illegal destruction of produce from the territories, purchase of firearms against regulations, deviation from the unit's defined fields of activity and a long list of other concerns
04-05-07 - Syria, Hizbullah, Iran prepare in case of war ** The prospect of an attack by the United States against Iran has triggered a flurry of military activity around the Middle East as Tehran mobilizes its allies to prepare a defense. In a region where suspicion dominates and trust is rare, politicians and analysts warn, mounting tensions between the US and Iran could spark a war by accident.
You've got the Israelis saying that they want a second round with Hezbollah, and that might just be the necessary spark to engulf the entire region as the neocons have wanted all along.
04-05-07 - Ban meets with AJCommittee U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with American Jewish Committee leaders. The US Israeli lobby is working hard on Ban Ki-Moon, the new UN Secretary General. They'll do anything to see to it that no legal body criticizes Israel.
04-05-07 - Foxman: Ki-moon understands Israel's plight At Thursday's meeting, which came on the heels of the U.N. Secretary-General?s visit to the Middle East, Ban discussed with ADL National Director Abraham Foxman his understanding of Israel?s situation
04-05-07 - Cheney accuses Pelosi of "bad behavior" in Syria Cheney, pointing to the Israeli reaction, said it was obvious Olmert had not authorized the message Pelosi delivered.
04-05-07 - Israel denies sending message to Syria Ehud Olmert's office denied that Israel relayed a message to Syria via Nancy Pelosi accepting Syrian calls to renew peace negotiations.
04-05-07 - World Bank invites bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal study
04-05-07 - Israel stalls US arms sales to Saudis: report Israel decides to whom our government will or won't sell arms.
04-05-07 - Carter says Palestine book yielded productive debate Carter urged Bush and Congress to "have the courage to face the facts and do what is necessary to return America to its honored position as a peacemaker."
04-05-07 - Aipac Prosecutor Caught Up in Justice Department Scandal The deputy attorney general is no longer the lead prosecutor in the case. But if McNulty were to leave under a cloud, it could lend ammunition to efforts by the defense team and some officials at other Jewish organizations to paint the prosecution as a politically biased effort.
04-05-07 - Israelis want rematch in Lebanon ** The difference this time around? The IDF will go into Gaza, too -- and it is all part of a plan to neutralize Iranian proxies on Israel's borders, one element of a strategic effort to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapons and overthrow the mullahs in Tehran. The plan was laid out in Washington last month by Effie Eitam, a hawkish former general and darling of the orthodox hard right who now leads a small religious splinter group in the Knesset....Eitam said that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq 'before defeating the Iranian regime ... (would have) enormous strategic consequences.'
04-05-07 - Aipac Prosecution: Limited Access Is Constitutional: Claim Defense Attempting Graymail Prosecutors contend that the defense's objections amount to "graymail," a practice by which defendants try to undercut the prosecution by threatening the disclosure of highly classified information.
04-05-07 - Don't be afraid of 'Rachel Corrie'
04-05-07 - International women peace campaigners arrive in Syria for start of 'Women for Peace' cycle ride Ladies from as far afield as the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey, Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, the UAE and Syria will take part in the peace awareness ride.
04-05-07 - When an anti-semite is not an anti-semite What do Einstein, Mahatma Ghandi, Ehud Olmert and myself all have in common? We could each be censured for racism according to the European Union Monitoring Centre's "working definition of anti-semitism" which was last week adopted by the National Union of Students as official policy......the new definition was largely drafted by a pro-Israel advocate who gives talks on how to elide the distinction between anti-Zionism and hatred of Jews
04-05-07 - 'You get your film and go home' Who was it said that the true test of a democracy is how its minorities are treated? Israel treats its tiny minority of Orthodox Jewish settlers in Hebron with enormous understanding and indulgence, regardless of how often they break the law or attack Palestinian kids going to school. Must be a good democracy, then.
04-05-07 - Palestinian charity performance to raise awareness of medical crisis The Abu Dhabi chapter of the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is hosting a charity performance tomorrow evening, featuring a popular Palestinian dance troupe.
04-05-07 - The Play That Is Not Coming to a Theater Near You It is hard not to see this as self-censorship by a board swayed by a vocal minority The pro-Israelis decide what you will and will not see.
04-05-07 - No hope for Israel-Palestinian peace deal under Bush BY ROBERT NOVAK American presidential candidates of both parties do not want to take risks on this issue. A mere statement of sympathy for the Palestinians by Sen. Barack Obama brought massive criticism.
04-05-07 - First They Came for the Spies The title of Dorothy Rabinowitz's Wall Street Journal screed defending two accused spies, "First They Came for the Jews," telegraphs the strategy apologists for Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman will be using when the two AIPAC officials' trial on charges of espionage, scheduled for June 4, finally begins. It is also a smear so outrageous it almost defies belief. As we inch ever closer to the trial date, we can expect such hysteria from the usual corners. It harkens back to that piece in the Washington Post that smeared Patrick Fitzgerald just prior to the Libby trial. It's the shrill cry/whine of the lobby when its balls are pinned to the wall after having been called out on its criminal behavior. That this whining is once again given prominent placement in our mainstream media is more evidence of the power of this lobby.
04-05-07 - Powerful, unchecked clan surges in Gaza Members of the new Palestinian Authority recognize the threat. But they're reluctant to challenge the family's power, which often trumps all other Palestinian loyalties. If these guys are more powerful than PA security, then the Israelis may be 'working with them'.
04-05-07 - 6,500 sign petition calling for BBC reporter's release
04-05-07 - PLO calls for holding international peace conference The PLO had accused Israel "for wasting time in order to create new facts on the ground and keep cutting the West Bank into narrower slices and cantons."
04-05-07 - New legislation targeting Palestinians in the works in an alert to colleagues, Ros-Lehtinenâ??s staff made the goals of the expected bill explicit: â??To counter attempts by [Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the State Department] to deal with unity [government] and send assistance to non-Hamas members of unity government,â?? according to a memo by a top aid to the lawmaker. The Israeli lobby decides with whom our government officials will and will not meet.
04-04-07 - Israeli troops kill gunman at Gaza border
04-04-07 - Israelis kill gunman in Gaza raid Five military vehicles penetrated 500 metres into farmland, sparking sporadic gunfights, Palestinian sources said.
04-04-07 - Israeli Army Kills a Palestinian Resident in Northern Gaza Witnesses told IMEMC that those hit by the Israeli army were local Palestinian farmers, who have been bending down in labor in their farmland.
04-04-07 - Israeli Army opens fire at civilians near Nablus and injuries one resident Israeli soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian civilian car crossing the checkpoint critically wounding the driver Shawki Al Rojbi, eyewitnesses reported.
04-04-07 - Freedom of movement disrupted further by closure of East Jerusalem street The Israeli administration announced its intention to close Jerusalem-Jericho Street in East Jerusalem's Al 'Eizariya. The Director General of the Ministry of Local Governance in the Jerusalem Governorate, Hassan Abed Rabbo, said the Israeli plan is to expand the Wall in the area, creating a bypass to Anata.
04-04-07 - Arab League sees mixed messages from Israel
04-04-07 - Palestinian foreign minister: government programme meets demands Amr accused the Israeli government of not being interested in serious negotiations.
04-04-07 - Army invades Jenin and abducts one civilian
04-04-07 - Banana production struggling under occupation in world's oldest city
04-04-07 - Correction: Palestinians Economy Story
04-04-07 - Palestinians' new foreign minister in Austria for talks on EU, Middle East
04-04-07 - Palestinian human rights organizations & journalists call on PA to expand search for BBC reporter
04-04-07 - IDF soldier moderately injured in Jenin
04-04-07 - BBC users urge reporter's release Reports said there were scuffles outside the parliament building in Gaza as security personnel attempted to move the journalists aside. Protesters also gathered at the parliament building in Ramallah, in the West Bank.
04-04-07 - Gunmen take over a municipality building in Gaza Strip
04-04-07 - Israel: Gaza is no longer occupied, but it still exerts much control But the United Nations says Gaza remains occupied, arguing that Israel retains control over the crossings and that Gaza and the West Bank constitute one unit. Since the West Bank is still occupied, the U.N. says, so is the rest.
04-04-07 - Unknown Gunmen attack an Internet Café in Northern Gaza The attack at the Internet café is the third during this week, amidst continued chaos and lawlessness in the unruly coastal strip.
04-04-07 - Troops abducted 6000 children since the beginning of the Intifada, 390 currently detained
04-04-07 - Christians retrace Jesus' steps Thousands of Palestinian Christians from nearly Bethlehem also come to Jerusalem during Holy Week. Inaam Qumseyh, visiting with her daughter-in-law, said she was lucky to receive one of the visitor permits the Israeli government distributed to Bethlehem churches. Two of her sons, aged 30 and 32, were not so fortunate, she said.
04-04-07 - Palestinian Christians and the effects of Israeli Apartheid As hordes of tourists flocked to the holy sites of Jerusalem to carry Palm leaves through the Old City, hundreds of Palestinian Christians were prevented from passing through the Bethlehem terminal.
04-04-07 - Hamas achieves slight victory over Fateh in Bir Zeit University elections
04-04-07 - Artist dies in Bethlehem One of Bethlehem's prominent artists has died after a battle with cancer. Painter and sculptor Adnan Al Zubaidi will be buried in the south-central West Bank city after noon prayers on Thursday.
04-04-07 - AL chief urges for clear Israeli stance towards Arab peace initiative Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa on Wednesday called on Israel to take a clear stance towards an Arab peace initiative that was reactivated at Arab summit in Saudi capital Riyadh last week, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported.
04-04-07 - Putting an American face on Palestinian aspirations Of course the play does not tell both sides. Neither did the 1960 movie "Exodus," which I saw as a kid. It told the Israeli side only, and in Paul Newman, put an American face on that side. For years, it was the only side Americans could see.
04-04-07 - Hamilton lectures on Israel
04-04-07 - Construction of Israeli settlement under way in Jordan Valley
04-04-07 - Gift of sight for Gaza girl Ahlam arrived in the United States last week. She told Whis nant she couldn't believe how quiet it is here. No bombing. No blasts.
04-04-07 - Opposition MPs meet Palestinian minister Barghouti, meanwhile, told the Globe and Mail, ?we think the Canadian position is either too slow or too much influenced by the Israelis? My message is for the Canadian government to look at our platform with your own Canadian eyes and not with Israeli glasses on. I think it?s the [Canadian] government that should feel isolated in its position.?
04-04-07 - An Arab Woman Blues - Reflections in a sealed bottle... you know in all probability that you will awake tomorrow. And tomorrow , you will open your eyes, step into your bathroom and you will find running water . You will fix yourself a coffee and you will find electricity, you will open your kitchen cupboard and you will find food
04-04-07 - Students protest Israel ad at Senate "When I was asked to sign this petition, it was stated to me that the petition was to send home the troops in Iraq," Sen. Courtney Stephenson said. "I'm very upset that my name appears on a petition that has nothing to do with sending home American troops from overseas."
04-04-07 - Texas Judge Rules To Free Palestinian Family A judge has found that there is not enough evidence to hold a Palestinian family at a detention center in Haskell, TX.
04-04-07 - Colombia seeks Israelis' arrests Yair Klein, Melnik Ferry and Tzedaka Abraham are accused of giving military training in the 1990s to landowners' and drug-traffickers' private armies. Prosecutors say those trained went on to carry out some of the country's most notorious political assassinations.
04-04-07 - Palestinians? right of return endorsed
04-04-07 - Pelosi challenges Bush policy by visiting Syria Israel plays down peace message to Damascus
04-04-07 - Palestinian FM accuse AFP of miss-quoting his statements
04-04-07 - Subterranean soapbox Anti-'occupation' ads coming to Metro stations Beginning May 13, some 20 downtown Metro stations will be emblazoned with posters advertising a June 10 rally and march in Washington protesting "Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem."
04-04-07 - Ibtisam Barakat: Writer, poet and educator
04-04-07 - Activists set up a mock Israeli checkpoint Campus police stopped the demonstration after a student complained
04-04-07 - Torture: Read it in the Israeli press
04-04-07 - Guest Editorial: Now is Time for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land I?m an American Jew who has spent extensive time in the Holy Land, and I have witnessed first-hand Israel?s systemic oppression of the Palestinian population and theft of their farmlands. It is with deep sadness that I must report that President Carter?s charge of Apartheid in the occupied territories is correct
04-04-07 - Collierville resident agrees to leave US immediately A Palestinian-born man who has been living in Collierville has admitted he threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli civilians and soldiers 17 years ago.
04-04-07 - Dutch rapper Ali B. in Middle East Ali B. began his visit with a concert in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem where he rapped in the Aïda refugee camp. The camp lies next to the metres-high separation barrier, which has been erected around the whole city.
04-04-07 - ND announces this year's honorary degree recipients Archbishop Elias Chacour (doctor of laws) -- A three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Chacour is a Melkite priest who was appointed archbishop of Galilee in 2006.
04-04-07 - Security quartet formed to address issue of arms smuggling into Gaza, Abbas receives 5,500 new weapons
04-04-07 - 'Palestinians are imprisoned in their own land'
04-04-07 - Palestinian uses comedy to cope with family's past Although raised in the West Bank town of Ramallah as a Quaker Palestinian Arab, Emily Shihadeh today follows multiple religions.
04-04-07 - Palestinians didn?t ?leave? Palestinians did not ?leave.? They were forcibly expelled, often massacred, according to Plan Dalet (Plan D) of Israel?s leaders in 1948
04-04-07 - Christian Aid Partner Assists in Wake of Gaza 'Sewage Tsunami'
04-04-07 - Syria must stop supporting terror: Israel
04-04-07 - Furor Over Norm Finkelstein
04-04-07 - Film to show Lebanon's "civil resistance" in war "Obstacles in terms of getting our films to large audiences. Even Jimmy Carter is facing obstacles." The former U.S. president has faced sharp criticism by Jewish groups in the United States over his book "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid".
Masri said: "That's the kind of obstacle I'm talking about -- the obstacle of reaching mainstream audiences when you portray Arabs or Palestinians in a positive way. There are many powerful machines that don't want that image to come across."
04-04-07 - We reject Israel?s violations of international law As Jews and South Africans, we have noted with deep concern the report of John Dugard, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967. The report, published on January 29 2007, is currently under discussion within the United Nations Human Rights Council. It reveals substantial rights abuses by the Israeli government that we find abhorrent, particularly in the light of the painful past of both the South African and Jewish people.
04-04-07 - Terror suspect's control order overturned Lawyers for Mahmoud Abu Rideh, a Palestinian refugee, argued that the severe restrictions placed on his daily life by the order were affecting his mental health and were ?inhuman and degrading?.
04-04-07 - Two Easters in one the food traditions, many going back to ancient times, are the same for both groups of Palestinian Christians, no matter the date of the observance.
04-04-07 - Palestine Day Engages Students "We believe that it is important to have a balance of views and opinions on campus and the Palestinian side of the story seems to be constantly silenced and ignored on this campus. [SJP] is a club that seeks to actually talk about the severity of the oppression against the Palestinian people, raise awareness about the issue on campus, and take action to end the injustices occurring daily against the Palestinians."
04-04-07 - Advocate who tirelessly provided help for disabled, women and minorities dies For years, the Norleys spent their vacations volunteering where help was needed: in Jordan's Palestinian refugee camps, the Dominican Republic, the Mississippi Delta and the Watts area of Los Angeles after the 1965 riots.
04-03-07 - Failed Attempt on Fateh military wing Leader's Life in Nablus Commander of Fateh's military wing Al Aqsa Martyr Brigade of Nablus Ahmad Sanakra, was critically wounded in an armed clashes with the Israeli occupation forces downtown Balatah refugee camp, east Nablus today dawn
04-03-07 - Israeli soldiers wound 2 Palestinians in Gaza The two were shot by Israeli troops near a security fence south of the Karni border crossing between Israel and Gaza, the witnesses said. Medical officials identified one of the wounded as a 13-year-old boy.
04-03-07 - Arab League chief rejects Israel summit offer
04-03-07 - UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis Emergency cash assistance for the most needy in the Palestinian territories has already been stopped, while the agency's support for health care and job creation are on the brink of being halted,
04-03-07 - New settlement in Hebron violates Palestinian rights and must be evacuated In addition, establishment of the settlement will expose many more Palestinians to settler violence, which has become a daily occurrence in Hebron . Past experience demonstrates that the army and the police do not enforce the law on settlers who commit acts of violence. On more than one occasion, B'Tselem has documented soldiers standing idly by while settlers assault Palestinians and damage their property in the heart of the city.
04-03-07 - Israeli forces deliver notices of destruction to Palestinian refugees in Shu'fat
04-03-07 - Israeli considering changing Wall route to create ?parameter? around settlements The plan includes annexing more Palestinian lands in order to construct new sections of the Wall around the settlements
04-03-07 - Israeli messages on peace process "not serious": Moussa
04-03-07 - Israeli invades Jenin and Jenin refugee camp
04-03-07 - Israeli Arabs - second-class citizens in their own country
04-03-07 - Israel is accused of blocking peace plan An unnamed Syrian official told the Saudi Arabian newspaper al Watan that Mr Olmert was stalling for time by being selective about the Arab nations he would sit down with.
04-03-07 - Young Palestinians mark Palestinian Child?s Day by speaking out against violence
04-03-07 - Palestinian foreign minister in Vienna
04-03-07 - U.S. aid shift brings Palestinians grief and relief "It is a financial disaster," he said. "This is unfair. This is an injustice," adding that they belong neither to Hamas, nor to moderate President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction
04-03-07 - Iranian prisoner crisis: It's not 1979, but some lessons apply "What is to be gained from following the Israeli example of last summer [when it invaded Lebanon after its soldier was captured]?" asks Rosemary Hollis, a Middle East expert at Chatham House, a London think tank, "You can't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut. They still haven't got their service personnel back, and they smashed up half of Lebanon."
04-03-07 - Hebron: Serving Coffee in Beit Romano The army has turned the roof of the shuttered Palestinian shops on one
side into an outpost. The square is another victim of the exodus that has taken
place from the old city as the army and several hundred settlers have pushed
their way in
04-03-07 - Search for Resurrection light, Holy Land faith leaders urge, calling for end to aid embargo Stop the embargo of much needed aid to the Palestinians, Catholic and other Christian Holy Land religious leaders said, urging the international community to search for the light of the Easter?s Resurrection to help remove the ?oppressions that are imposed upon us? and to build a more just tomorrow.
04-03-07 - Germantown Man Admits Ties to Terror Darwishahmad will not be allowed back into the United States for a period of three years. After that, he will need approval from the U.S Attorney General's Office.
This is what I'm talking about right here. That Shoebat guy that is a purported 'former Palestinian terrorist' wouldn't be allowed to set foot in this country if that were so. That is, unless he's not really a 'former Palestinian terrorist' at all, but someone (Israeli lobby) wants you to think so (Palestinians bad, Israel good).
04-03-07 - Israel claims thousands of Palestinian fighters are training in Iran, Syria and Yemen The Israeli Intelligence claims that thousands of Hizbollah fighters in addition to fighters of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, have been travelling to Iran in order to receive military training in Iranian army basis, and that all trained units are being distributed to several areas in the Middle East, including the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
A near impossibility given that Israel has all of the borders sewn shut nearly all of the time. More hype and drama by the usual suspects.
04-03-07 - New York dinner raises $18m. for IDF Leading the contributions this year was Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban who pledged $3.2m
04-03-07 - Arab Leaders Resurrect Land-for-Peace Deal
04-03-07 - Israel's deputy Prime Minister cancels his visit to Ankara Congressman Tom Lantos on Thursday night called Foreign Minister Abdullah G?l and reacted to the invitation of Hamas. Lantos reportedly threatened the Turkish government with cutting its support to block an Armenian genocide resolution in the U.S House of Representatives.
04-03-07 - Book says Kissinger delayed telling Nixon about Yom Kippur War to keep him from interfering
04-03-07 - Both men will be with us this Tuesday April 3 to discuss the biggest US naval loss since WWII. "It's an American ship!" the pilot of an Israeli Mirage fighter- bomber radioed Tel Aviv as he sighted the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967.
Israeli headquarters ordered the pilot to carry out his mission,"
04-03-07 - Palestinian Prisoner Society looks to EU for explanation of Merkel's bias in favor of Israel The Palestinian Prisoner Society strongly denounced the actions of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her recent visit to the West Bank. She did not meet with any of the families of the 11,000 Arab political prisoners in Israeli jails, including those of Palestine and Lebanon.
04-03-07 - Custodian of the Holy Land: Easter in Jerusalem, signs of life stronger than the tomb and death
04-03-07 - We need to talk about Israel We oppose the automatic US-led Western acceptance, if not encouragement, of Israel's prevailing policy of first resort to massive military retribution. Though they may fear to express them, we believe many Jewish people around the world are disturbed by Israel's aggressive policies. My hat's off to those that stand up for justice - particularly those that do so in the face of narrow-minded extremism.
04-03-07 - Palestinian Architect Now Rebuilds with Words Suad Amiry says her work is about finding ways to normalize life, in a place where violence often flares and just getting through military checkpoints to work or back home can take hours.
04-03-07 - Rachel Corrie Play Censored in Florida South Florida now joins New York and Toronto as locals that have had theaters cave to pressure not to permit audiences to see an unflattering portrayal of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
04-03-07 - Nonviolent resistance in Nablus: unity built in the field is stronger than that created by agreement Beit Fourik residents in the northern West Bank held a massive rally yesterday in honor of Land Day. The Nablus village brought together representatives of civil institutions, popular unions, and some political forces, to protest Israeli occupation and all that it encompasses.
04-03-07 - Another bogus report about Palestinian Textbooks (based on translations by pro-Israel 'watchdog') Palestinian Media Watch translated various segments of the new Palestinian textbooks, Notice that this article is only featured on the websites of Fox News affiliates. Rupert Murdoch is a known Israel-defender and so it is fitting that his news conglomerate is aiding the PMW by pushing their propaganda. There evidently are MANY Israel-defenders in our mainstream media. Get your news from overseas, folks.
04-03-07 - Building a model for peace Fadil Bayyari is a Palestinian-American building contractor who is donating his services so Hess and other members of Temple Shalom can fulfill their dream of having a sanctuary
04-03-07 - Binoche courts controversy with Gaza film Gitai said: "I disagree with the settlers politically, but it's still very hard to watch someone lose the place they grew up in." No kidding? There are several million such people who are blocked from returning home, despite it being the LAW that they be allowed to return.
04-03-07 - Hospice offers care for Christians, Muslims, Jews
04-03-07 - Theater won't stage controversial drama Mosaic's board of directors agreed to drop the play after phone calls, e-mails and comments on a special Rachel Corrie blog -- which has now been removed from the company's website -- made it clear that an impassioned, vocal minority strongly objected to the play......One woman suggested doing the play might mean the end of Mosaic. Another said she wouldn't see My Name Is Rachel Corrie, any more than she would see a play titled My Name Is Yasser Arafat or one called My Name Is Osama bin Laden. Wow.
04-03-07 - Yemeni festival commemorates Palestinian Land Day
04-03-07 - US House Speaker 'won't rest till captives are home' US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday evening that she would not rest until the kidnapped Israeli soldiers return home. And what about OUR soldiers? You know, the ones that serve AMERICA?
04-03-07 - Palestinian visitor sheds light on illegal Israeli policy On Monday, student Rachel Fredman responded to a March 26 Daily Lobo article about Palestinian Hisham Jabi, who spoke at UNM about life under the Israeli military occupation. Fredman attacked Jabi's reported comments as "particularly absurd." She described herself as "an occasionally hawkish Jewish American" and president of the UNM Israel Alliance.
04-03-07 - Emory Organizes Series on Middle East
04-03-07 - Influence of Zionist extremists warping U.S. foreign policy
04-02-07 - Eight People Injured, Two Critically, during Clan Clashes in Khan Younis
04-02-07 - Saudis Say Israel Must Withdraw First "Israel should understand that peace requires it to put an end to violations, repression and constant inhuman practices against the Palestinian people before any other matter,"
04-02-07 - International sanctions on Palestine to remain: Merkel
04-02-07 - Fresh protests for BBC reporter
04-02-07 - Palestinian police crack down on growing West Bank lawlessness
04-02-07 - Jerusalem church leaders in Easter plea to end embargo "Many vital areas of community are in a desperate plight as a result of the withholding of this aid - not least justice, economy, medical and educational," the 13 patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem said in a statement released on 30 March.
04-02-07 - Hundreds of Nablus residents, institutions protest against the siege, checkpoints
04-02-07 - Sources: "Palestinian officials disappointed by Merkel's visit
04-02-07 - Israel nixes Iran attack reports** Ehud Olmert denied reports that Israel and the United States are planning a joint attack on Iran
04-02-07 - In pictures: Protests for Alan Johnston
04-02-07 - UN Calls Israeli Apartheid a "Controlled Strangulation"
04-02-07 - Israeli settlers steal video camera from international volunteer
04-02-07 - Blood feuds tearing Gaza apart
04-02-07 - USAID village and sanitation program West Bank of Palestine environmental health assessment ? Phase II
04-02-07 - Founder of PFLP: Arab solidarity cements resistance to American and Israeli regional plans Dr. George Habash, leader and founder of the Movement of Arab Nationalists and the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said that the more international silence displayed in the face of ?Zionist crimes, the more the resistance increases its steadfastness.?
04-02-07 - HEBRON UPDATE 07-03-18 to 07-03-24
04-02-07 - Abbas wishes Olmert a happy holiday
04-02-07 - Israeli forces violate international law, attack ambulance driver
04-02-07 - Israeli army invades several West Bank areas and abducts 14 civilians
04-02-07 - Christian Aid partner assist relief operation after sewage flood in Gaza ?This has been a tough day for everyone. It was particularly heartbreaking when an 11-month-old child whom I had treated at the clinic just two days before for a common cold was found dead in his house along with his grandmother,?
04-02-07 - France wants 'additional gestures' from new Palestinian government
04-02-07 - Olmert offer for Arab talks draws skeptical response
04-02-07 - Pelosi vows to get israeli soldiers back
04-02-07 - Report: Photos show Hezbollah rearming Israel provided the United Nations with satellite photos that it says prove Iran's involvement in rearming Hezbollah.
04-02-07 - Jerusalem Post readers support arsonists in NY synagogue fire
04-02-07 - Christian Orgnaizations slam Israeli attacks against worshipers
04-02-07 - US-based anti-Syrian group makes case to Washington The ALC expressed opposition to settling Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, "for this will lead to dangerous ramifications, especially since naturalizing the Palestinians in Lebanon will shake Lebanon's already precarious demographic make-up."
04-02-07 - Women?s Action Brings Hope, Hebron
04-02-07 - Egypt asks ICRC to probe Israel's alleged killing of PoWs Egypt has asked the International Committee of the Red Cross to launch an enquiry into claims made in a documentary that Israeli troops executed Egyptian prisoners during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
04-02-07 - The Ravings of James Woolsey James Woolsey, Bill Clinton's first CIA director, spoke on March 29 for an alarmist group of academics called the Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism. According to the Yale Daily News Woolsey blamed Americans as "enablers" of "anti-Semitism" for importing oil from Middle Eastern regimes and Jimmy Carter for contributing to the rise of U.S. anti-Semitism for writing a book on Israel and accusing it of instituting apartheid.
04-02-07 - Conference of Palestinian gay women held in Haifa
04-02-07 - Palestine Mozart Festival begins
04-02-07 - Israel should display more understanding
04-02-07 - Struggling to bridge the Mideast education gap
04-02-07 - ABC News Radio Veteran Dead At 65
04-02-07 - Treatment of Israeli official spurs look at airport security Machsom Watch, an Israeli civil rights group that monitors Israeli military checkpoints in the predominantly Palestinian West Bank, wants to set up a similar system at Ben-Gurion, but its request has been rebuffed
04-01-07 - Israeli Army Declares Za'tara Checkpoint in Nablus a Closed Military Zone The closure of Za?tara, key route for Palestinian residents, came as the Israel announced Sunday complete closure of the Palestinian territories ahead of the Jewish holidays of Passover.
04-01-07 - Israel seals off Palestinian territories for Passover holiday The Israeli army overnight sealed off the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip for the duration of the Jewish week-long Passover holiday, a military spokeswoman said on Sunday.
04-01-07 - Israeli defense minister orders to resume pinpoint strikes in Gaza Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz on Sunday evening ordered Israeli troops to resume pinpoint operations against terrorists in Gaza Strip, ending a months old cease-fire, Army Radio reported.
04-01-07 - Two brothers, two accidents, same injuries
04-01-07 - Fatah dismisses reports saying it preparing for new fighting against Hamas A spokesman for Fatah movement led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday dismissed Israeli reports saying his group was preparing for new round of fighting against rival movement Hamas.
04-01-07 - Israel PM denies plotting with US against Iran ** Prime Minister Ehud Olmert dismissed as baseless Sunday suggestions that Israel was working with the United States in drawing up contingency plans for conflict with Iran.
04-01-07 - IDF intelligence: Iran, Hizbullah preparing for possible US strike ** "Their preparation is defensive ahead of war ? They fear a war initiated by the Americans because they understand that there might be an attack against Iran over the summer, but not by Israel," Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Cabinet.
04-01-07 - Palestinian FM in France for talks on resuming aid Palestinian foreign minister Ziad Abu Amr arrived in Paris Sunday on his first visit to a European capital since a unity cabinet was sworn in last month, brightening prospects for a resumption of aid.
04-01-07 - Gaza Strip Lives a Series of Internal Attacks Different parts of the Gaza Strip has lived internal unrest over the past 24 hours, including shootouts, abductions and thefts that led to the injury of one resident as well as damage to locals? properties.
04-01-07 - Palestinian minister urges Merkel not to limit contact to non-Hamas ministers Palestinian Minister of Economy Zeyad al-Zazza Sunday called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel not to limit her meetings to non-Hamas ministers of the Palestinian coalition
04-01-07 - Palestinian refugee flees Baghdad and dies of kidney failure after 16 days of torture
04-01-07 - Information Minister: If we have to bring the facts to every European city ourselves, then we will
04-01-07 - Media stars back ad for BBC man
04-01-07 - Olmert invites Arab leaders to talks on 'land for peace' While extending a general, if heavily qualified, welcome to the initiative Israel has also lost no time in stating its rejection of elements of the declaration. Mr Olmert indicated he would reject any compromise on Israel's refusal to accept any of the refugees who fled their homes in 1948.
04-01-07 - Iran forces Israeli rethink ** Uzi Arad, former director of intelligence at Israel's spy agency, Mossad, has made a lifetime's study of revolutionary Iran. If international sanctions and diplomatic arm-twisting fail to halt its suspect nuclear activities, he is clear what the west must do: bomb Tehran.
04-01-07 - U.S., Egypt press Israel toward Arab talks
04-01-07 - Palestinian medical institutions call for measures against Israel Medical Association
04-01-07 - Shekel soars over dollar . Israeli traders expect a further boost for the shekel given the dollar's overall weakness abroad and large-scale foreign investment in Israel
04-01-07 - Pardons reemerge as issue in Clinton run "It is a legitimate campaign issue," said Stephen Gillers, professor of legal ethics at New York University School of Law. He said that Hillary Clinton should answer questions about her brothers' and her own involvement in the pardons because "the stench of the Marc Rich pardon still stinks and it has never been adequately explained. " From Wiki: "On January 20, 2001, hours before leaving office, President Bill Clinton granted Rich a presidential pardon. Since Rich's former wife and mother of his three children, socialite Denise Rich, had made large donations to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Library during Clinton's time in office, Clinton's critics alleged that Rich's pardon had been bought. Clinton explained his decision by noting that similar situations were settled in civil, not criminal court, and cited the clemency pleas from Israeli government officials, including Prime Minister Ehud Barak."
04-01-07 - Pelosi conveying Israel message to Syria "Americans have many political differences, but we stand united with Israel now and always," she said.
04-01-07 - Merkel: E.U. committed to Israel The European Union is committed to fighting anti-Semitism and ensuring Israel is secure, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Jerusalem.
04-01-07 - Study: 10 percent of Swiss anti-Semitic the majority of respondents, 54 percent, said Israel is governed by religious fanatics and 50 percent believed Israel is carrying out a "war of extermination" in the territories.
04-01-07 - Shimon Tzabar Shimon was a trailblazer in the struggle against the occupation and Zionist colonisation of the Palestinian territories after the June 1967 war. He was viciously attacked not only by the Israeli-Zionist establishment, but also by others who would later follow in his footsteps, albeit at some distance.
04-01-07 - Pelosi in Israel stresses security through strength and diplomacy Showcasing her pro-Israel credentials, Pelosi spoke of her family's longtstanding support for the Jewish state - Pelosi's father was a congressman from Maryland and mayor of Baltimore who was supportive of Israel - and told of how she keeps dog tags from Israel's MIAs in her congressional office......In an interview, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) told JTA that the delegation was visiting Damascus to confront President Bashar Assad directly on such issues as Syria's support for terrorists, Hezbollah and Iran, as well as to press for the release of Israel's missing soldiers in Lebanon.
04-01-07 - McNulty, what were you thinking? Paul McNulty made time in his busy schedule for a major case against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two senior AIPAC staffers.....And within months, McNulty is named deputy attorney general. Did the author of this piece forget this excerpt that he penned just last week?: "The U.S. Attorney in eastern Virginia at the time, Paul McNulty, "would like to end it with minimal damage to AIPAC," the document quotes Lewin as telling Lowell. "He is fighting with the FBI to limit the investigation to Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman and to avoid expanding it." ". McNulty did damage control for AIPAC and THEN was promoted. Was he rewarded for going after Rosen and Weissman, or was he rewarded for letting AIPAC off the hook? Methinks the latter.
04-01-07 - What's Happening Around Iran ** I still see Israeli security concerns as the most significant driver of likely military action. A series of Israeli war drills last week, including simulated missile attacks on Israeli urban centers and on the main Tel Aviv power station, are particularly noteworthy.
04-01-07 - Olmert reminds Rice: Bush is still her boss The message was unmistakable: What Rice had to say barely mattered. Olmert had it all worked out with the president. Rice did not like it, but proceeded according to plan in convening the triple summit in Jerusalem with Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The summit came and went with no real effect. .....At their meeting, Olmert rejected her offer to engage in negotiations on a permanent peace agreement with the Palestinians, which were designed to present them with "a political horizon."
04-01-07 - Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods - A Spearheading New Initiative
04-01-07 - Tough Week for Bush Middle East Strategy Abdullah -- as well as his fellow monarch, Abdullah II of Jordan (who cancelled his scheduled visit to Washington next month) -- is also reportedly increasingly frustrated with Bush's failure to put serious pressure on Israel to respond positively both to the new Palestinian unity government, which the king himself successfully midwifed, and to the five-year-old Arab League proposal, re-iterated this week at the Summit
04-01-07 - A father and son from Gaza stranded in Egypt, waiting for the Rafah Crossing to open.
04-01-07 - Palestinian nonviolent demonstrators against the Wall: Israel's quest is for forced migration
04-01-07 - Bil'in residents build on farmland to stop settlement expansion Bil'in residents are trying to use Israeli law against the Israeli military. It is expected, however, that a case will be brought to the Israeli Supreme Court because the Palestinians did not obtain Israeli licenses before building on the Palestinian land. Israeli
04-01-07 - Israeli policies don?t allow Palestinians to become civilized
04-01-07 - Winning hearts and minds? Because of the strong U.S. support of Israel, the U.S. and Israel are viewed as one entity by people in the Middle East. Are you surprised the U.S. is not popular there?
04-01-07 - ISF claims evidence that links Fatah al-Islam to bus bombings Officials from other Palestinian factions in Lebanon have recently distanced themselves from Fatah al-Islam.
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