February '05 Archive

2-28 - Palestinian gunmen wound two Israelis Both of the wounded were apparently guards responsible for securing the settlement

2-28 - Abbas 'will not tolerate' attacks

2-28 - Environmentalists raise awareness on deforestation in Palestinian areas The World Council of Churches is working with environmentalists in Jordan and the region on a campaign to stop Israel from uprooting trees in Palestinian areas.

2-28 - 1000 Dunams annexed near Jerusalem

2-28 - UN makes billion dollar appeal for Palestinian refugees

2-28 - Palestinian militants denounce Tel Aviv bombing

2-28 - Blair meets Abbas at No 10 Mr Blair originally wanted to have a full-blown peace conference but was overruled by the US and Israel.

2-28 - Israel: Tel Aviv blast killed soldiers Earlier, the platoon commander, Eran Cohen, told Army Radio (Gali Tzahal) virtually all the casualties of the bombing were members of his unit. Earlier, the Israeli media had reported that all the people killed and injured in the blast were civilians.

2-28 - Israel court orders army to reexamine shooting of US activist

2-28 - 'Army' road slashes through Arab land A new road to Tel Romeida - the six-family Jewish settlement neighborhood in Hebron - is being paved through Palestinian-owned property in the city and involves expropriation of land. However, as "it is an Israel Defense Forces road, it does not require the approval of the defense minister,"

2-28 - Israel in Diplomatic Push Against Syria After Bomb Israel hopes giving foreign diplomats a glimpse of its intelligence on Friday's attack on a Tel Aviv nightclub will encourage a London conference on Palestinian reforms, set to open on Tuesday, to push Palestinians to get tough on militants.

2-28 - Bomber's family fears Israelis will retaliate For the elderly Mr Badran, such accusations meant nothing. He shook his head forlornly and said his son was a "simple, country boy who never met anyone from Syria''.

2-28 - Bomber's family shunned by whole town

2-28 - Israel adamant on Syria's 'guilt'

2-28 - Meeting to bolster Palestinian leadership

2-28 - London conference must bring return to roadmap: Abbas

2-28 - Brian Avery's day in Israel's Supreme Court

2-28 - EU warns against new Mideast derailment

2-28 - Abandoned Settlements May Be Left Intact for Palestinians

2-28 - Straw backs Abbas with call for full peace conference He recognised that thebombing in Tel Aviv provided a "sombre backdrop" to today. I note the inordinate number of bombings just before ME conferences and other key events.

2-28 - Blair seeks payback from focus on foreign affairs

2-28 - Israeli 'hasbara' campaign against Syria

2-28 - Censorship and the Empire Dieudonne and the Uses of "Anti-Semitism"

2-28 - The faces all looked the same

2-28 - Israelis come to At-Tuwani

2-28 - Palestine expressions at DePaul University

2-27 - Israel steps up military operations Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said Israel is escalating military measures and would freeze peace efforts after a Tel Aviv suicide bombing unless Palestinians smashed militant groups

2-27 - Mahmoud Abbas: 'We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law'

2-27 - Israelis arrested over Palestinian land scam Police suspect the land sale was rubber-stamped by the civil administration official in exchange for a bribe. Another 19 lawyers are also expected to be questioned over their alleged involvement in the land sales.

2-27 - We must not let this opportunity slip away, says Abbas "An end to violence cannot be sustained when Palestinians are being killed by the Israeli army on a daily basis. Ending the violence is a mutual Israeli and Palestinian commitment."

2-27 - Blair presses reluctant Abbas into London conference after the Palestinian leadership expressed fears that the meeting will serve Israel's interests by raising new hurdles to the revival of political negotiations.

2-27 - Israel 'to show Damascus guilt' Israel says it will explain to foreign diplomats why it believes Syria was responsible for Friday's suicide bomb in Tel Aviv that killed four people.

2-27 - The New Israeli "Disengagement Plan" Map

2-27 - Israel threatens to call off prisoner releases after Tel Aviv blast

2-27 - IDF refuses to give bullets to PA police in Gaza The Palestinians asked Israel for bullets for the U.S.-made M-16 rifles police carry, but the military refused,

2-27 - Dichter: No administrative detentions of far-right activists

2-27 - Palestinian refugee family can stay in Canada Three Palestinian Christian refugees who spent more than a year in a church basement in Montreal will be allowed to remain in Canada.

2-27 - Palestinians postpone meeting with radical groups

2-27 - Israel Says Will Strike Syria if Needed

2-27 - Europe: EU hopes pinned on preparing Palestinians for own state

2-27 - Dichter: Jews ready to commit terrorism Labor ministers were outraged to hear that even though 44 incitement files and 31 for making threats have been opened, only two people have actually been convicted and are sitting in jail, one for each charge.

2-27 - Sharon Demands Palestinians Act After Tel Aviv Bomb Signalling Israel was likely to hold its fire with Syria, Vice Premier Shimon Peres said: "Syria is involved in many terrible things and the United States is at the moment leading the initiative against Syria.

"We should allow the Americans to do this," he said.

2-27 - Israelis, Palestinians face hard choices with own extremists The bombing, analysts say, harms Abbas by shifting the focus away from Israeli practices such as settlement expansion and the construction of the West Bank separation barrier.

2-27 - Israeli appointment may up Tehran stakes In the diplomatic war of nerves over Iran's nuclear ambitions, last week's appointment of the first air force chief to head the Israeli armed forces will have added to concerns within the Tehran regime that its enemies might eventually decide to resolve the issue by force.

2-27 - Saud Rules Out Ties With Israel Before Peace Deal Saudi Arabia will not make any contacts or relations with Israel until the Jewish state signs a comprehensive peace deal with Arabs, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has said.

2-27 - Gaza exchange far from settled Mohammed Kanal, farmer and fisherman, has been unable to farm or fish for more than two years. His land is locked inside a bloc of Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip, which also separates him from his boats and the sea.

2-27 - Scars of massacre still fresh in Hebron

2-27 - Israel Plans to Electronically Fence Al Aqsa Mosque

2-27 - Map of Settler Roads and Tunnels

2-27 - Israel will have to try harder says Clark

2-27 - Report: Israeli jailed in New Zealand headed Cyprus spy ring

2-27 - PM to reconsider demolition of settlers' homes

2-27 - Wary Israelis keep close eye on Iran threat Israel would do anything possible to avoid losing its nuclear monopoly in the Middle East but there would be a price to confronting the Tehran regime.

2-27 - Did you say the Israelis are withdrawing?

2-27 - Doctor is drawn to the most innocent Adel Abdallah knows something about overcoming odds. He was born in Surda, a small Palestinian village about 15 miles north of Jerusalem.

2-27 - Palestinian priest counsels respect

2-27 - A Scorned Idealist George W. Bush adores Natan Sharansky. So why don't the Israelis? More recently, he chaired an obscure cabinet committee that authorized the confiscation of Palestinian-owned lands in East Jerusalem (considered by Israel, but not by the rest of the world, as a sovereign part of its territory)

2-27 - Weird Australian 'spy' case casts shadow on Katsav trip only once, in 1987, were Israeli diplomats expelled from a Western country: Great Britain. But those "diplomats" were actually Mossad espionage operatives in London, who were running a Druze agent inside a PLO cell in Britain.

2-26 - Israel Blames Syria for Suicide Bombing

2-26 - Palestinians Angry Over Tel Aviv Attack

2-26 - West Bank raided after deadly bombing

2-26 - Syria Rejects Israel Accusation on Tel Aviv Bombing

2-26 - Prince voices Saudi doubts about Sharon peace moves "You just have to go through history and see what they have done," he said. "Their history is full of destroying the prospects of peace in the Middle East. We hope that this time they will not do it."

2-26 - Soldier shoots woman after alleged stab attempt in Hebron

2-26 - Palestinians Make Arrests After Tel Aviv Bombing

2-26 - Abbas Blames 'Third Party' for Bombing

2-26 - Israel Freezes Planned Security Handover

2-26 - Islamic Jihad behind Tel Aviv bombing Speaking on a videotape, the suicide bomber said the operation aimed to sabotage Palestinian leaders' efforts to implement the truce agreement declared with Israel.

2-26 - Israel Pledge To Take Action Over Attack Israeli security officials have said they may resume killing leaders of the Islamic Jihad militant group

2-26 - Bomber's mom: I didn't know "I did not know that he would commit any attack and if I had known I would have told him not to do it,"

2-26 - Israel Imposes Curfew on West Bank Village

2-26 - Evacuation and Construction: ?new plan to expand settlements?

2-26 - Qureia: Israel not serious about peace Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Saturday Israel's decision to continue building settlements showed it was not serious about achieving peace.

2-26 - Militants claim Tel Aviv bombing Our correspondent in Jerusalem says the statements could suggest a divide between Islamic Jihad's inner circle, based in Gaza, and its outside leadership in Syria, which is said to have more influence over cells in the West Bank.

2-26 - Hezbollah denies involvement in Tel Aviv suicide bombing

2-26 - Syria denies role in Tel Aviv bombing, blames Israel "Israel is known around the world for sabotaging any peace process."

2-26 - Iran to stand by Syria if attacked Asked to comment on the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, Rohani said: "I do not believe Israel will take such a decision, and if it did it will regret it a lot."

2-26 - U.S. says in touch with Palestinians about bombing

2-26 - Cave dwellers evicted by settlers return to their homes After the residents were evicted, settlers moved into the village and caused damages to structures and caves. They prevented the Palestinian residents from returning to the village and cultivating their lands.

2-26 - Russia condemns terrorist attack in Israel

2-26 - Australians aware of agent's connection to Mossad The passport operation employed full-time Mossad staff and local Jewish citizens (called sayanim) who help Mossad within foreign countries. In New Zealand, one sayanim participant was apparently former Auckland Jewish Council member Tony Resnick.

2-26 - Why Israel Really Fears Iranian Nukes, Part Two

2-26 - Activist seeks trial of Israeli soldiers "I know that is not true [that it was a Palestinian bullet]. I was standing right next to him and was the first to examine his destroyed face, as he was face down on the street. The only shots came from the Israeli machine gun, and we six internationals were the only people nearby,"

2-26 - The LA Times' notion of "relative calm" The fact is, however, that the truce and this "calm" were shattered long before this. The last suicide bombing against Israeli civilians was Nov. 1, 2004. It took three Israeli lives. Since that time, while Israelis have basked in "relative calm," 170 Palestinian men, women, and children have been killed.

2-26 - Global community advised to stop patronising Israel

2-26 - Churches urged to consider protesting Israel In the anti-apartheid movement of the 1970s and '80s, the WCC led churches in an economic boycott of South Africa

2-25 - Abbas calls emergency meeting after Tel Aviv blast

2-25 - Tel Aviv Suicide Bombing Kills Up to Five 'Hezbollah did it'

2-25 - Child killed in the southern Gaza Strip

2-25 - IDF kills Palestinian trying to break through fence Israel Defense Forces troops shot and wounded a Palestinian man who attempted to break through the Gaza Strip security fence at the Sufa checkpoint before dawn Friday, Israel Radio reported.

2-25 - Islamic Jihad Claims Responsibility for Bombing

2-25 - Middle East truce shattered as suicide bomber hits club Police said that the bomber's method resembled that of the two British Muslim militants who carried out an explosion at the nearby Mike's Place nightclub after breaking out of Gaza two years ago.

2-25 - Israel Plans 6,000 W. Bank Settlement Homes --Report The reported settlement expansion project by the Israel Lands Administration (ILA), a government agency, would coincide with Israel's plan to pull out of the Gaza Strip this summer and defy U.S. calls for a freeze in "settlement activity."

2-25 - Israeli troops use tear gas to break up anti-barrier demo

2-25 - A Hard Day in At-Tuwani Two hours later, villagers discovered that 150 young olive trees had been uprooted the night before in the field which the settlers had encircled. Apparently the two settlers walked in that field to survey what they or their friends had accomplished in the night. Those olive trees were donated by the YMCA in Jerusalem and had been in the ground about three months.

2-25 - Palestinians denounce Tel Aviv suicide attack

2-25 - Now Syria is at the top of the bad guys' league table Ariel Sharon and his Likud party have long seen their Syrian neighbour as a more direct menace than distant Iran, and the evidence suggests the Bush administration shares this view and has started to take action accordingly.

2-25 - On this day 1994: Jewish settler kills 30 at holy site

2-25 - Russia considering renewed arms sales to Palestinians "The Palestinian leadership has proven its ability to keep the situation under control,"

2-25 - UAE official under fire over Sharon talks

2-25 - Military mumbo-jumbo versus the morality of occupation

2-25 - Palestinian Truce Talks Set for Cairo on March 5

2-25 - Israel Orders Accelerated Gaza Pullout

2-25 - UNEP facilitates Israeli-Palestinian environmental cooperation

2-25 - Israel plans air force "umbrella" in evacuated Gaza "Halutz will now have the job of preparing the Israel Defence Force for different scenarios, ranging from renewed Palestinian violence launched from post-disengagement Gaza, to responding to a radical Iranian regime attempting to acquire nuclear weapons," said Israeli analyst Gerald Steinberg.

2-25 - Palestinians may be establishing another Mideast democracy The most challenging of these obstacles is the continuing Israeli occupation. The Palestinians managed to conduct free elections under occupation, but they cannot build a full democracy under occupation

2-25 - Arab Knesset member tells Emaar group Palestine is no real estate project ?The purchase (of the colonies) rewards the Israeli occupation and makes it legitimate... It risks engaging the Emirates in a misunderstanding with our Palestinian brothers and damaging the excellent reputation built by the Emirates over the years with Palestinian people and officials,?

2-25 - Rabbis Call for World Jewry to Stop Disengagement In speeches and in open letters, respected rabbis and Hassidic leaders are calling upon Jews the world over to join the struggle against the government's plan to withdraw from parts of the Land of Israel.

2-25 - Connors Released from Israeli Prison

2-25 - Tale of Two Territories Having spent four weeks in Palestine at the end of last year performing humanitarian work and witnessing human rights violations, the Memphis Peace Team is now talking to churches and community groups

2-25 - US slaps curbs on Arab Bank branch A US bank regulator has ordered Palestinian-managed Arab Bank Group to convert its New York branch to a federal banking agency, ending the branch?s wire transfer business.

2-25 - Unrwa commissioner general pays price for support of Palestinians According to the sources, Hansen was paying the price for his criticism of Israeli attacks in the Palestinian territories.

2-25 - Questions over military details sent to Israel The ministry also cited a provision which means a licence can be turned down because of the recipient country's record in international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict.

2-24 - Israel Fears Jewish Militants Could Attack Mosques

2-24 - Palestinian cabinet to embrace reform

2-24 - Hidden costs of Israel's occupation policies

2-24 - New Palestinian Cabinet Sworn in After Crisis

2-24 - New Apartheid Wall construction in two villages near Ramallah If the Wall is completed here, 25,000 Palestinians in eight villages will be trapped inside a ghetto with just one exit toward Ramallah, according to Nasif al-Deek of the National Committee Against the Wall. Hundreds of the 6,000 residents of Bil?in and Saffa will lose their land to Israel?s ongoing state-sponsored theft.

2-24 - Organizations Confront State Department over Silence Accorded Israeli Mistreatment of U.S. Citizens

2-24 - Mubarak urges West to deliver on pledge to support peace process

2-24 - Palestinians Consider Resuming Executions

2-24 - The Wall Map around Bethlehem

2-24 - UN Palestinian Refugee Agency: Record $500 Million

2-24 - Nato-Israel partnership boosted But Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ruled out the possibility of Israel becoming a Nato member in the foreseeable future.

2-24 - Israeli Police Brace for Possible Violence

2-24 - New York man indicted in arson threat The handwritten letter threatened to set churches on fire while people were inside in retaliation for "anti-Israel and anti-Jewish attitudes," Jerry L. Van Marter, director of the Presbyterian news service, said at the time.

2-24 - World Bank May Fund Israeli Checkpoints ?If they are going to be funding the checkpoints outside of places in the Green (Line) then it's clearly a violation of international conventions and law,? said Terry Walz of the Washington-based Council for the National Interest, a group that monitors U.S. and international policy towards Israel and the Palestinians.

2-24 - Palestinian Cabinet Dominated by Academics

2-24 - Israel: ICJ Ruling over the Wall is Not Binding

2-24 - Bush Plan for Funding of Palestinians Facing Resistance in Congress DeLay, a top ZOA ally, is set to impede progress on the current aid plan, his aides told reporters last week.

2-24 - Israeli jets overfly Lebanon drawing retaliatory fire

2-24 - IDF soldier sentenced to 4 months In the incident, the soldier violated IDF rules of engagement by opening fire without any warning shots at the vehicle that bypassed a military roadblock. He also confessed to lying to investigators in an attempt to cover up for his actions.

2-24 - Lifting the shackles For Israel's pullout from Gaza to be successful, both sides need to work to make the strip's economy flourish afterwards

2-24 - Dearborn student govt. pushes for Israel divestment

2-24 - Editorial: Prompt pullback in Gaza

2-24 - From 2002: Palestinian Christians face ethnic cleansing

2-24 - Israel and US Jewish groups denounce WCC stance on divestment

2-24 - More radical Christian peacemakers arrive in Israel and Palestine

2-24 - Israel must strive to avoid land grabs Bush will have to keep prodding Sharon on that point; a Palestinian checkerboard state that prevents farmers from reaching their plots or workers their jobs would not be viable.

2-24 - N.Y. School Board Bans a Controversial Arab Professor A pro-Palestinian professor at Columbia University, hailed by some Jewish students as a model instructor, is being barred by the New York City Board of Education from lecturing public-school teachers.

2-24 - Beware the Public Diplomacy Disaster

2-24 - What caused the Sabra-Shatila massacre in Lebanon?

2-23 - Israeli Soldiers Drive Shepherds From Their land

2-23 - Palestinian premier wins cabinet deal

2-23 - Israel, PA discussing security plan based on Tenet outline: Sharon Despite the historic agreement reached at the summit, Sharon made clear late Tuesday that Israel was not party to the ceasefire agreement, which he said was an internal issue between the Palestinian leadership and militant groups

2-23 - Hebron Horrors

2-23 - Peace Now: Construction in the Gaza Strip Settlements Growing

2-23 - Israel still demolishing homes

2-23 - Israeli ambassador booed in Florence

2-23 - 500 million Christians urged to divest

2-23 - Sharon says France "pro-Arab" Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has criticised France for balking at a U.S.-backed proposal to declare Hizbollah a terrorist group.

2-23 - In Israel, money can't buy you peace Last week the Israeli parliament voted $870 million to pay 8,500 settlers in Gaza and a few hundred in the West Bank to leave their homes. But there are at least 250,000 Jewish settlers on the West Bank. Will Israel pay for any resettlement? Or will the US and others pony up cash to finance the transition?

2-23 - Brian Avery challenges Israeli military impunity Brian, an American human rights activist with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), was shot in the face and critically wounded on April 5, 2003 by Israeli soldiers

2-23 - 23 Feb. 2005: Barrier route updated Despite these improvements, the new route does not eliminate the ?fingers? which reach deep into the West Bank to surround the Ariel and Qedumim settlements. In addition, a new section of the Barrier has been added around Ma'ale Adumim and the settlements near it. In these locations, the government approved the route in principle.

2-23 - Egypt insists on Gaza corridor pullout Egypt has insisted on Israeli withdrawal from the corridor between Gaza and Egyptian territory as part of an agreement they are negotiating to go with an Israeli withdrawal from the rest of Gaza.

2-23 - Sharon rejects Peres request to participate in London summit Peres met Sharon on Monday and told him that Israel's absence from the summit would be a mistake, and that the PA and donor states have requested Israel's presence.

2-23 - Jordan calls for recognizing Palestinian refugees's right of return

2-23 - NATO chief: We could send troops once treaty is signed

2-23 - Rabbis at pro-Palestinian conference "Zionists can in no way represent Jewry," said Cohen, who wore a badge pinned to his chest showing a Palestinian flag written on it "A Jew Not a Zionist" in Arabic, English and Hebrew.

2-23 - London talks for Middle East peace However, this strategy will count for little unless Israel can also be persuaded to freeze settlement construction and land confiscation.

2-23 - Rewarding aggression in Palestine

2-23 - A New Face to Bush Foreign Policy? This is evident first and foremost in the new appointments to key positions in the Administration as well as the top officials retained in office.

2-23 - The War Party's agenda: Syria, Iran, and beyond I just see issue after issue in the Middle East where the United States eventually is playing the Israeli game and adhering to the Israeli agenda

2-23 - Weiner Says He'll Defend Israel 'Here or Anywhere'

2-23 - Lawyer Decries Couple's Prosecution "If my client's surname was Smith or Jones, we would not have been there"

2-23 - Who killed Rafik Hariri? There is far more to this crisis than a struggle between rival clans in Lebanon.

2-22 - Palestinian forces probe murder of security officer

2-22 - MPs force Qureia to purge ministers

2-22 - Jewish settlers threaten attack on Al Aqsa

2-22 - Israel to Disarm Militant Settlers

2-22 - Brian Avery challenges Israeli military impunity

2-22 - Supreme court freezes construction of separation barrier near Ramallah

2-22 - Toddler coveted by both Palestinian, Israeli parents

2-22 - ICRC monitored the release of Palestinian detainees

2-22 - Palestinians close down seven tunnels in south Gaza Strip - Israeli officer

2-22 - Mofaz picks Halutz as next IDF chief of staff as commander of the air force, Halutz oversaw one of the most controversial air strikes during the Al-Aqsa Intifada: in July 2002, the air force dropped a one-ton bomb on a Gaza neighborhood to assassinate a Hamas militant. The militant, Salah Shehadeh, was killed along with 16 others.

2-22 - Sharon tells Egyptians he no warmonger

2-22 - Settlers Eye Budget to Block Gaza Pullout If opponents to the withdrawal or the government's economic policy vote down the spending plan in parliament, they can bring down the government ? and hold up the pullout indefinitely.

2-22 - Arab-US tensions linger over US policies in region: survey

2-22 - Israel hopes to reap diplomatic dividends from Gaza pullout plan

2-22 - Israel Killed al-Hariri to Set the Stage for a Confrontation with Hezbollah

2-22 - IAF: Israel must be prepared for an air strike on Iran

2-22 - What Christians in Holy Land Are Armed With

2-22 - Japan donates $15 million for re-housing and job creation to UNRWA's emergency appeal

2-22 - An odious policy razed

2-22 - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 -- Day of Action Against Caterpillar Stop Caterpillar from selling home-crushing bulldozers to Israel

2-22 - Palestinian brewery hopes to toast Middle East peace "We don't have our own country, but we have our own beer."

2-21 - 500 prisoners freed, but Palestinians await the rest Last week, Israeli forces shot dead two youths aged 14 and 15 in separate incidents, one for allegedly throwing stones and the other for brandishing a knife. Yesterday, Palestinians questioned why it was necessary to kill rather than wound the teenagers.

2-21 - Urgent Action Help Protect CPT Peacemakers from Extremist Israeli Settler Violence - Urge Israeli and your Authorities to Halt Settler Attacks

2-21 - Palestinians wounded by IDF in separation fence protest

2-21 - Palestinians freed by Israel warn their release is not enough to secure peace in a village close to Jenin they were overshadowed when a 30-year-old bystander was killed accidentally, and four others were wounded by celebratory gunfire.

2-21 - Hebron Shepherds and nonviolence The shepherds have found the strength to take back some of their land.

2-21 - Scenes of joy as freed Palestinian prisoners hailed as heroes

2-21 - ICAHD Launches Bottom-up E-mail Campaign

2-21 - PM pledges: No negotiation on J'lem "Jerusalem will remain united as the eternal capital of the Jewish people. It will not be divided," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pledged on Monday at the conclusion of a meeting with President Moshe Katsav

2-21 - Settlers vow to fight to the death after Israel approves Gaza pullout

2-21 - 'Seize the Moment,' Bush Tells Palestinian Leader

2-21 - Bush Calls for 'Contiguous' Palestine


2-21 - Mideast peace is key US-EU goal, says Bush Bush is telling the Europeans what they want to hear (to gain their support for ..).

2-21 - 9,000 Jewish settlers to split $900 million

2-21 - In pictures: Palestinians freed

2-21 - Fatah passes Palestinian cabinet

2-21 - Palestinian cabinet vote delayed

2-21 - Palestinians freed, but barrier path still draws ire

2-21 - Likud rebels scheme to torpedo pullout Headed by Likud MK Uzi Landau, the rebels proposed two schemes to bring about the downfall of the disengagement plan.

2-21 - Bush Scolds Russia for Political Crackdown "All the parties have responsibilities to meet," Bush said. "Arab states must end incitement in their own media, cut off public and private funding for terrorism, stop their support for extremist education and establish normal relations with Israel,"

2-21 - Egyptian gas for Israel

2-21 - More PR woes for York University: $10-million defamation suit by ...

2-21 - QUIT! premieres latest line of "Estee Slaughter" products on Valentine's Day Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) premiered "Eternally Mine," "a stench beyond occupation," from Estee Slaughter at its Valentine's Day Extravaganza at Macy's Union Square in San Francisco.

2-21 - Israel pushes U.S. on Iran nuke solution

2-21 - Baiting a Trap for Bush? by Patrick J. Buchanan

2-21 - World Council of Churches gives nod to Israeli divestment proposal The World Council of Churches (WCC) on February 21 urged its members to consider economic measures to oppose Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and praised the action of a U.S. denomination that has started a process of selective divestment from companies linked to the occupation.

2-20 - Israelis target two Palestinians A 16-year-old was also shot in the back in Khan Yunis by troops protecting nearby Israeli settlements

2-20 - Israel wounds Egyptian soldier:

2-20 - PA officer killed while demolishing Gaza smuggling tunnel

2-20 - Israeli Cabinet OKs Settlement Withdrawal "What right does Israel have to build settlements on our land?" Abbas said.

2-20 - Israel approves evacuation of Gaza settlements Sharon will also have to contend with Palestinian anger at the cabinet's expected decision to push forward with the final segment of a barrier that cuts into the West Bank to encompass two settlement clusters near Jerusalem.

2-20 - Israel to free prisoners in gesture to Abbas

2-20 - Move to annex settlements overshadows Israeli cabinet's approval of Gaza pullout

2-20 - Abbas says willing to discuss refugee return

2-20 - Vandals foul water supply of Palestinian village near Yitzhar Kamal told Haaretz that 10 days ago a group of Israelis, some of them armed, clashed with shepherds near the spring. That evening the water stopped flowing to the villagers' houses.

2-20 - Israel allows 16 Palestinian deportees home

2-20 - E-Learning Defeats Israeli Restrictions Saati said that video conferencing rekindled hopes of dozens of Palestinian researchers to carry on with academic career.

2-20 - Israelis' 'regret' not good enough

2-20 - Abu Mazen"We Seek an Agreement with Hamas and Jihad"

2-20 - Abbas: Pullout won't be under fire The Palestinians, Abbas said, would "throw flowers on the Israelis, not stones."

2-20 - Hamas warns over extremists attack on Al Aqsa Mosque

2-20 - 'I never saw such fear' Each year thousands of foreign workers are invited to Israel, lured by the promise of good jobs and a new life. The reality is grimly different - they are treated like slave labour, live in squalor and, if they fall sick, can face deportation. Rachel Shabi reports

2-20 - Palestinians skeptical of Israeli pullout

2-20 - Bush to Focus on Israel, Iran in Bid to Mend Iraq Rift With EU

2-20 - Australia agog with tale of the playboy 'diplomat' and a minister's daughter

2-20 - Syrian minister hints at Israel, US, involvement in Harari killing

2-20 - Noor: Husband Put Mideast Ahead of Health

2-20 - Syria slams US, Israel Tishrin said Israel was "the only beneficiary of (Mr) Hariri's assassination".

2-20 - King Abdullah doubts terrorists killed Hariri - paper And he said antagonism towards the United States in the Arab street had reached dangerous levels and anger was now being directed at the American people and not just U.S. foreign policy.

2-20 - Neo-Cons, Israeli Lobby Declare War On Putin

2-20 - U.S. Jewish leaders relying on Bush to monitor aid to PA

2-19 - Peres: Israel to evacuate from Philadelphi corridor

2-19 - Sharon says West Bank barrier not border for Palestinian state Sharon was also asked about two other sticking points in the peace process -- the future of Palestinians who fled or were driven from their homes when the state of Israel was created in 1948, and the status of Jerusalem

2-19 - Israel's Gaza withdrawal poised to win cabinet approval In an east Jerusalem hospital, a Palestinian teenager wounded last November during clashes with the Israeli army, died of his wounds, medics said.

2-19 - Netanyahu says will vote against disengagement bill

2-19 - A small but welcome step

2-19 - Emaar plans to set up firm in Palestine

2-19 - Jordan returns ambassador to Israel after 4 years

2-19 - Struggling for Justice in Palestine It is continuing, right now, to expand settlements and is building literally thousands of new housing units in areas confiscated from Palestinian ownership, both in the Jerusalem area and elsewhere along the wall.

2-19 - Dahlan offers to take Tul Karm first due to Jericho dispute

2-19 - PLC discharges Qurei from forming new cabinet

2-19 - Blindly Backing Israel Against Iran

2-19 - When Negroponte Raised His Hand, US Credibility Sunk to New Low

2-19 - South African film version of Carmen wins top prize at Berlin festival Paradise Now, a German, French and Dutch co-production from director Hany Abu-Assad that follows 28 hours in the lives of two Palestinian suicide bombers, was voted best European film.

2-19 - Army considers Israeli systems The purchase, if included in the 2005 procurement budget, would be the first since 2002 from Israeli companies.

2-19 - Palestine in Nokialand

2-19 - Hezbollah back in US sights after bombing

2-18 - West Bank settler assaults Palestinian shepherd

2-18 - Settler said arrested for attacking Palestinian with a club

2-18 - Gaza crossing re-opened to young

2-18 - Mother forced to give birth at Qalandia checkpoint in good health along with her baby boy

2-18 - Expelled Palestinians to return to West Bank

2-18 - The Arab property tycoon, the Israeli settlements and a clever plan to boost Gaza

2-18 - Emergency grant aid to the Palestinian Territories

2-18 - European aid official urges Israel to suspend barrier work "We continue to be very worried about the construction of the security barrier or the wall which has major humanitarian consequences for the Palestinians,"

2-18 - US Presbyterians Consider Divesting Over West Bank

2-18 - Fatah revolt on Palestinian cabinet

2-18 - Peres proposes sell-off of Gaza Strip settlements

2-18 - West Bank Progress Report: Water & Youth With Near East Foundation project development and proposal writing assistance, the poorest of the poor in the West Bank village of Yasid will be getting good drinking water soon, and workers in the area gainful employment while making that possible.

2-18 - Poor Palestinian Families Get the Feast Day They Deserve

2-18 - Israel to approve new West Bank barrier route, Gaza pullout

2-18 - Israel Agrees to Evacuate Gaza Border

2-18 - Sex for secrets The Daily Telegraph has discovered that the former consul last year visited the man who had served 19 years in a special unit of the Israeli Army.

2-18 - Huge obstacles to Mid-East peace

2-18 - Claims Israel uses Australia as spy base

2-18 - Mideast Mirage? But the greatest weakness of the Sharm el Sheik agreement is that it fails to address the root of the conflict: the thirty-eight-year occupation

2-18 - Tragic photographer?s images of Gaza Strip

2-18 - How Manadel al-Jamadi was killed in Abu Ghraib It's a technique called "Palestinian hanging," not because Palestinians do it, but because Palestinians are hung that way by Israelis.

2-18 - Radio station rolls over and crushes host

2-17 - Palestinian gives birth at checkpoint A Palestinian woman has been forced to deliver her baby at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank.

2-17 - Qurie to present new Cabinet on Monday

2-17 - Italian attacked by Jewish settlers

2-17 - Truce-Bound Israel Stops Razing Palestinian Homes At least seven Palestinians have also been killed during the operations -- crushed under rubble, witnesses said, after failing to hear or heed the army's evacuation orders.

2-17 - UN envoy: IDF has destroyed 4,170 houses "Israel has engaged in a massive and wanton destruction of property. Bulldozers have destroyed homes in a purposeless manner and have savagely dug up roads, including electricity, sewage and water lines."

2-17 - Israel to allow deportees' return Most of the other homes were destroyed to clear away buildings used by militants to mount attacks or to widen security roads. Such demolitions were not mentioned in Thursday's decision.

2-17 - Soldiers bar residents from crossing to their lands behind the Wall

2-17 - Thought for the Day ends in apology

2-17 - ILA admits using banned chemicals to spray Bedouin crops

2-17 - Gazan students unable to study in West Bank

2-17 - Bush: US to back Israel against Iranian threat "And in that Israel is our ally and in that we've made a very strong commitment to support Israel, we will support Israel if her security is threatened,"

2-17 - From 2003: Rice: Israel?s Security Is Key To Security Of Rest Of World

2-17 - Iran-Russia Deal Could Blunt Bush Diplomacy Talk

2-17 - Sharon's son charged in corruption case

2-17 - Palestinian Deportees to Start Returning

2-17 - USAID proposes Palestinian company 'caretaker' for Gush Katif lands

2-17 - Despite massive obstacles, Mideast leaders commit to Israeli pullback Yet the checkpoints prevent Palestinian security forces from doing their job

2-17 - Connecticut native released from Israeli prison

2-17 - An unsolved mystery

2-17 - Israeli settlers to defy Gaza vote

2-17 - Arab billionaire offers to buy evacuated settlements

2-17 - Jewish panel questions Israeli occupation "American money should not be enabling such gross human rights violations."


2-17 - Dean still faces doubts on Israel

2-17 - Protestant Churches Consider - Anti-Israeli Divestment two more mainline Protestant denominations ? the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ ? are now weighing divestment proposals aimed at pressuring Israel to withdraw from Gaza and the West Bank

2-17 - Israel apology confirmed The prime minister's office today confirmed that Israel is working on an apology in the matter of two Israeli citizens accused in court of an amateurish attempt at passport fraud last year.

2-17 - Russia, Israel and Media Omissions It is in Israel's interests to bring to power a regime in Russia friendly to Israel, rather than the current one under Putin, which Israeli leaders feel is supportive of its enemies

2-17 - Bush warns Syria and Iran see paragraphs 2 and 3 from this article from 2003.

2-16 - Settlers Attack and badly Injure two OD Team Members in At-Tuwani At 11:00 a.m. today while CPTer Dianna Zimmerman and an Operation Dove (OD) team member were accompanying shepherds on their own land above At-Tuwani, near the Ma'on Settler Outpost, two settlers accosted them,.

2-16 - Israeli MPs approve billion-dollar compensation package for Gaza settlers Labour MP Efraim Sneh said that the timing of Yaalon's departure just before the start of the pullout "endangers the prospects of the plan's success".

2-16 - Court allows IDF to level Palestinian grove near Mofaz's home

2-16 - State Department to be Questioned on Silence regarding American Detainees in Israel

2-16 - Widow's trees threaten Israeli security

2-16 - Sharon firm on West Bank sites Israel will not give up the main Jewish settlements on the West Bank as part of a final peace deal with the Palestinians, the prime minister, Ariel Sharon, said yesterday.

2-16 - Speakers share stories of violence, promote peace in Palestine, Israel The best way to decrease violence would be for Israel to end its occupation of the two territories, which house around three million Palestinians, Doherty said.

2-16 - US Foreign Policy Dangerously Slanted Toward Israel

2-16 - Iran Will Know How to Build Bomb in 6 Months-Israel

2-16 - Israel?s Dimona reactor claims lives of its personnel

2-16 - Palestinians to rebuild Gaza sea port in latest peace move

2-16 - Israeli journalist: IDF goad Palestinians, then kill them

2-16 - IDF panel recommends ending punitive house demolitions for terrorists' families

2-16 - ECHO provides ?34 million for humanitarian aid to Palestinian people

2-16 - OPT: IOCC launches West Bank job creation, education project


2-16 - GAZA SETTLEMENTS: Israeli warns attacks could halt withdrawal Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Israel was coordinating its pullout from the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian Authority but warned that the withdrawal would not happen if Palestinian attacks continue.

2-16 - Rice defends channeling $350 million in aid to PA

2-16 - Palestinian leaders approve new Cabinet

2-16 - Unknown plane fires missile at Iran?s nuclear reactor

2-16 - Israeli spies, Syrian obsession and a peace that had to break

2-16 - Iran Threatens to Shoot Down U.S. Drones

2-16 - Powerful blast in Iran, witnesses report seeing missile fired

2-16 - Russia to Sell Advanced Missiles to Syria

2-16 - Syria and Iran Say Will Build 'Common Front'

2-16 - Humane portrayal of Palestinian suicide bombers screens at Berlin Film Fest

2-16 - Iran: 'Missile Blast Near Nuke Plant'

2-16 - Syria in the Crosshairs

2-16 - Syria's role in Lebanon under fire Although there has been no direct evidence linking Syria to the bomb that exploded Monday in Beirut, killing Lebanon's former prime minister and 13 others, many here and abroad have instinctively linked the attack to Syria

2-16 - Sources: Israel satisfied by U.S. decision to recall Syria envoy

2-16 - Hariri Killing Sure to Bolster US Hawks

2-16 - US intelligence officials paint Iran as leading threat

2-16 - Temperatures Rise Between Presbyterians, Jews The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) was bombarded with accusations of being ?pro-Palestine? and ?anti-Israel? as it tried to explain why it is considering divesting companies profiting from Israel

2-16 - Here They Go Again Republicans attack Dean over Israel

2-16 - Iran blast cause remains mystery

2-16 - CIA seizes Sen. Jackson papers

2-16 - Neocons Concentrate on Promoting U.S.-Iran War

2-15 - Three Palestinians killed in West Bank Three Palestinians were shot dead yesterday, including a 15-year-old boy.

2-15 - Two Palestinians killed near Nablus

2-15 - Israel working with Palestinians on Gaza pullout, Sharon says In another incident, a 14-year-old Palestinian was killed when Israeli motorists opened fire at youths who hurled stones at their vehicle on a road west of Ramallah, Palestinians said.

2-15 - Israel Plans New West Bank Settlement

2-15 - Palestinian women experience major poverty induced by loss of spouses, UN says Delaying pregnant women at Israeli checkpoints has resulted in "women delivering their babies while waiting to pass, which has led to maternal and infant deaths,"

2-15 - Illegal Israeli land grab in West Bank Israel has plans to build a new settlement in the West Bank which could take in illegal Jewish settlers who've been evacuated from Gaza, officials said Tuesday

2-15 - Sharon stakes claim to key settlements

2-15 - 2 Border Policemen found guilty of abusing Palestinians

2-15 - Health organizations denounce dire impact of Israel barrier

2-15 - Israel fears Jewish terror

2-15 - Gaza Strip evacuees able to move to West Bank Israel will allow Jewish settlers evacuated from the Gaza Strip this year to move to the West Bank, an Israeli minister said yesterday, despite a freeze on settlement expansion under the US-backed "road map" towards a two-state solution.

2-15 - Barrier 'harms West Bank health'

2-15 - Paying tribute to man shot in Gaza "He got shot in a calculated manner by an Israeli soldier who took 13 seconds to aim at him."

2-15 - 90,000 Israelis will block transfer of Gaza Jews

2-15 - Hebron Action report+ Pat Deported Volunteers from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who have joined the demonstration enter the graveyard and are surrounded by army and border police.

2-15 - Israel plans barrier checkpoints

2-15 - Israel to Erect a Radar-equipped Wire in West Bank

2-15 - SYRIA: Focus on Palestinian refugees

2-15 - Abbas: No Body Eligible to Concede People's Rights

2-15 - IDF chief opposes handing over Jericho village to PA

2-15 - Russia tells Israel that Syrian weapons deal to go ahead: Sharon

2-15 - France nixes request to list Hezbollah as a terrorist group French President Jacques Chirac has turned down a request from Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom to vote in favor of placing Hezbollah on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, telling Shalom that the timing was not right for such a move.

2-15 - Dispute delays Jericho handover

2-15 - Rice: ties with Syria getting worse

2-15 - US Pulls Ambassador Out Of Syria

2-15 - Syria diverts blame onto Israel after 'odious' Hariri killing

2-15 - Who killed Rafiq al-Hariri? Although a previously unheard of outfit calling itself al-Nasir and Jihad Group in al-Sham claimed responsibility for al-Hariri's assassination, commentators said the magnitude of the blast suggested an intelligence agency was behind the explosion rather

2-15 - Solana: No Need to Change EU-Syria Ties

2-15 - CNY women spread message of peace They've seen homes bulldozed to the ground, bloodied children, dead bodies. Peace activists Deborah Hyams and Dianne Roe say working in the Palestinian West Bank was a humbling experience

2-15 - Elliott Abrams: A Fallen Hawk Soars Again

2-15 - Russia may ship military vehicles to Palestine

2-15 - Star Tribune praises President Bush's commitment to a human rights violation

2-15 - Angry Mob Attacks Syrian Workers

2-15 - Beirut blast 'was suicide attack'

2-15 - To The Jewish Community Of The World

2-15 - Christian Evangelicals Petition for USA to Lift Israel Travel ban Intense pressure has been building on America to submit to the requests of evangelicals and finally a US official has declared that the Whitehouse is contemplating lifting the ban after a steep drop in violence in the country.

2-14 - Israeli soldiers murder boy in Hebron

2-14 - Israel hands over bodies of Gaza militants; Palestinian killed in Hebron

2-14 - Health and the Wall: Human Rights and Art

2-14 - Shin Bet: Temple Mount attack more likely than attempt on PM's life

2-14 - U.S. Media Coverage of Israel-Palestine Conflict

2-14 - Palestinian caution is warranted If only the Bush administration had exerted one-tenth the energy and money it wasted on Iraq toward making a fair, enduring peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

2-14 - Who Broke the Ceasefire (First)?

2-14 - Abbas says war with Israel is over

2-14 - PM fears rightists may vandalize his wife's grave

2-14 - Palestinian Cops Can't Stop Militants

2-14 - Low-key Palestinian leader could earn elusive Israeli trust

2-14 - Outpost Survey in the Occupied Territories ? 2004

2-14 - Israel wants to persuade France to classify Hezbollah as terror group

2-14 - Poll: Israelis favor booting Palestinians "The polling companies are afraid. They don't want to put anything out that shows the Israeli people would rather kick out the Palestinians and not evacuate the Jews,"

2-14 - Fears Of Lebanon Instability After Killing

2-14 - How Democracy Will Destroy Israel

2-14 - US condemns Hariri slaying, warns Syria

2-14 - Viewpoints: A US attack on Iran? Of course I would like to see democracy and freedom in the country, but I don't want millions of people to suffer to reach that objective

2-14 - Bomb strains Syria-Lebanon ties "Every way you look at this, it's going to be a major blowback on the Syrians,"

2-14 - Israel and/or America Implicated in Killing of Rafik Harriri: America quickly pointed the finger at Syria, as did Israel, which was tantamount to convicting themselves because they are the only two countries that would gain by creating unrest in Lebanon

2-14 - Shock waves rattle the windows of the Damascus presidential palace In Beirut yesterday there were two leading theories for who blew up Rafik al-Hariri: either the Syrians did it because they hate Mr Hariri, or the Israelis did it because they hate the Syrians.

2-14 - Fallen Hawk Soars Again ?Strengthening Israel, our major ally in the region, should be the central core of U.S. Middle East policy, and we should not permit the establishment of a Palestinian state that does not explicitly uphold U.S. policy in the region,? Abrams asserted.

2-14 - Film asks why suicide bombers do it

2-14 - Swiss Jews criticise Middle East trip It went on to criticise her for ?continually using the word ?Palestine?? to describe the Palestinian territories.

2-14 - Syria ready to begin troop withdrawal from Lebanon

2-13 - Israel to transfer security control of Jericho this week

2-13 - Four Israelis arrested for trying to sell Palestinian land Police investigators arrested three suspects last week - including a member of the Likud's Central Committee - on suspicion of planning to use forged documents to sell land belonging to absentee Palestinian owners to an American millionaire.

2-13 - Palestinian Political Child Prisoners in Israeli Prisons

2-13 - Israel approves release of Palestinian prisoners

2-13 - Israel to relinquish remains of militants

2-13 - Israel Installing Northern West Bank Fence

2-13 - Norway's PM embarrasses Sharon The Norwegian guest asked why Israel continues to keep the East Jerusalem offices of Palestinian institutions closed,

2-13 - Israeli consul in nude picture storm

2-13 - Transcript for Feb. 13 Guests: Sen. Chuck Grassley, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Natan Sharansky and Patrick Buchanan Pat Buchanan vs. Natan Sharansky on Meet the Press

MR. BUCHANAN: Look, every American supports the right of Israel to exist and...


MR. BUCHANAN: ...almost every American supports American weapons to Israel to defend its national security and national existence...


MR. BUCHANAN: ...however, we do believe that Israel has got to give up the occupied territories in Gaza and the West Bank because this problem in the Middle East, which is caused there, is causing acts of terror, not only against you, but against us. It is making us hated in a part of the world where the United States was never before hated, was admired, if you will.

2-13 - Sharon Orders Jewish Extremist Crackdown

2-13 - Palestinian militants hold fire

2-13 - Israel lets 200 Gaza workers cross in new gesture

2-13 - Israel is failing the moral test

2-13 - Come to Palestine, come stay with friends "Our main goal is to get people to come to Palestine and see the situation on the ground,"

2-13 - Prisoners slated for release were told they're staying in prison Most of the Palestinian prisoners that Israel plans to release were about to complete their term, Palestinian Authority officials handling the release said.

2-13 - IDF upgrades weapons to further repress Palestinians

2-13 - Israel considers buying natural gas from Gaza

2-13 - Sharon cracks down on extremist settlers

2-13 - Jewish Columbia alumni threaten to stop contributions a group of Jewish Columbia alumni are warning the university that it had better remedy the anti-Israel atmosphere in its Middle East studies department ? or pay a price.

2-13 - Iran refuses to give up heavy-water nuclear reactor

2-13 - US flying drones into Iran: report

2-13 - Syrian envoy denies Damascus receiving terror suspects from US

2-13 - Canada hails Syria's regional role, boosts Palestinian leader Abbas

2-13 - Jews blast Presbyterian Church over divestment talk Jewish leaders then denounced Rock's comments as doubletalk and said the Presbyterians were siding with Palestinians in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

2-12 - Hamas vows to maintain calm Hamas has promised to maintain a de facto truce and, in a major policy change, not to retaliate immediately for any Israeli violence while it weighs Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's ceasefire with Israel.

2-12 - Barrier restricts villagers access to medical services

2-12 - W Bank deportees to return home Israel has agreed in principle to allow the return of up to 60 Palestinians expelled from the West Bank in 2002

2-12 - Abbas confronts Hamas after rocket attacks threaten truce with Israel

2-12 - Armed Israeli Settlers Attack Gazan Civilians

2-12 - Hizbollah Denies Helping Palestinian Uprising Hizbollah denied on Saturday it was attempting to wreck an Israeli-Palestinian truce and said the Jewish state had accused the Islamic guerrillas in order to mask its own plans to destroy peace efforts.

2-12 - Germany pledges support for Palestine Palestine must not become a failed state even before it becomes a sovereign state,

2-12 - Seven held after settlers run amok at Gush Katif junction

2-12 - Analysis: Hamas in Damascus ordered shelling

2-12 - NATO Chief Urges Alliance to Prepare Mideast Role

2-12 - Barghouti calls for talks between factions

2-12 - Expelled Israeli diplomat linked to US secrets It is believed he intended to use the woman to gain US intelligence and military technology given to Australia.

2-12 - Bush team tried to suppress pre-9/11 report into al-Qa'ida

2-12 - Could Bush Possibly Make the Same Mistake Twice? Yeah.

2-12 - Valley Jews, YWCA dispute goes on Positions on Israel-Palestine situation are at issue

2-12 - The Israeli Palestinian Conflict and the spread of Empire and Desolation A long read but a good one

2-12 - EU Seeks Unity with U.S. on Iran Atom Program

2-12 - MK Elon reaches out to evangelicals "As the preparations for this withdrawal increase, please keep the inhabitants of Gaza and northern Samaria in your hearts and prayers. The people of the book have a responsibility to uphold and protect the covenant between God and Israel."

2-12 - U.S. Intelligence Reviewing Assessments on Iran

2-12 - American theater loses a giant Miller opposed demands to have Vanessa Redgrave removed from the lead role because of her support of Palestinian causes.

2-11 - Israel to Annex more lands South of Hebron

2-11 - Israel's obligations under IHL in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Occupation does not confer sovereignty over the occupied territory to the Occupying Power.

2-11 - New Settlement in Beit Safafa: Further Isolation of Jerusalemites, further Settlement Expansion

2-11 - More on US Aid for Checkpoint Crossings: Update and A Correction the American taxpayer is being asked to underwrite the cost.

2-11 - Gaza settlers attempt to commandeer Palestinian vehicles

2-11 - Hungry people and grapes rotting on the vines Grapes rotting on the vines are part of a concerted effort of the Israeli government to impoverish the Palestinian people

2-11 - Shepherd Engages in Non-Violent Resistance. A standoff occurred today between a Palestinian shepherd, Israeli military, and police when the shepherd refused to leave his grazing land.

2-11 - Abbas to demand militants obey truce

2-11 - Feinstein expresses support for House border security bill Earlier, Feinstein had announced opposition to the bill based on a provision that could have kept Palestinian leader Abu Mazen from entering the country. That provision was removed when the House passed the legislation Thursday.

2-11 - Waiting for a future at the Erez crossing

2-11 - France demands list of Israeli firms selling arms to Ivory Coast The French say the soldiers where killed when drones and surveillance systems assisted the Ivory Coast air force in attacking a base where they were stationed

2-11 - U.S. Security Coordinator Expected to Visit Mideast

2-11 - Mystery Clouds Local Humanitarian Jailed in Israel

2-11 - Legal aspects of Israel's disengagement plan under International Humanitarian Law

2-11 - Israel imprisons children : it is urgent to worry about it.

2-11 - Hezbollah denies plan to assassinate Abbas

2-11 - NO 'CONCRETE' EVIDENCE: ARABS "Our investigation found no evidence cement was sold in the Israeli market or that it was used in the building of the separation wall,"

2-11 - Rein in militants, Pettigrew to urge Pettigrew also said he would explore whether Canada can provide anti-terrorism surveillance technology used on the U.S. border to speed the crossing of goods between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

2-11 - Right-wingers assault Netanyahu

2-11 - Democracy = Criminality? During Bush's first term, at least Abrams's activities were largely limited to Israel-Palestine. Now, as democracy's global ambassador, the "Neocon's Neocon" has the whole world in his hands

2-11 - Other Voices: Presbyterians advocate peace Is anyone who questions or challenges the actions of the Israeli government anti-Semitic? Is anyone who shows any kind of sympathy or compassion for the Palestinian people anti-Semitic?

2-11 - Liberals and Neocons: Together Again

2-10 - Gaza jail attack kills three

2-10 - Second Palestinian killed after summit

2-10 - Congressman Urges Arabs on Palestinian Aid The senior Democrat on the House International Relations Committee said Thursday he would condition U.S. aid to the Palestinians on oil-rich Arab "deadbeats" making good on their own promised contributions.

2-10 - Sharon to Release Palestinian Prisoners

2-10 - Abbas sacks security chiefs after truce breached

2-10 - In pictures: Palestinian views on Mid-East ceasefire

2-10 - Swiss diplomacy put to the test in Middle East

2-10 - Canada supports judicial education in West Bank and Gaza

2-10 - Envoy denies Israeli Hizb Allah claim

2-10 - Israel wants Quartet meet on Palestinian economy

2-10 - Pettigrew meets separately with Abbas, Sharon "The best way to make sure the political process leads to peace is to ensure that the Palestinians see their life gets better, and therefore economic development is a key component of the political process to peace,"

2-10 - U.S.-Israel Helicopter Plan Raises Concern

2-10 - Continuing FBI Investigations Mean Potentially Serious Trouble for Israel Law enforcement and intelligence sources told the American Prospect Online that, since the Jonathan Jay Pollard case, at least six sealed indictments have been issued against individuals alleging espionage on Israel?s behalf.

2-10 - Israeli consul in Australia suspected of sexual harassment The Australian government is demanding Lati either resign his post or risk expulsion for two reasons: "national security", namely the suspicion that he was involved in espionage on Australian soil, and "out of hours activities."

2-10 - Israel names new security chief

2-10 - Israeli media spotlight on referendum storm

2-10 - Israel scraps peace talks after mortar attack

2-10 - US Award Supports Independent Palestinian Media

2-10 - Bedouin petition court against ILA crop spraying

2-10 - Budget boosts foreign aid, slashes Jewish programs While much of the budget has yet to be deciphered, many Jewish organizations are expressing concern that funds for programs that aid elderly and impoverished Jews - as well as other Americans - would decline dramatically

2-10 - Primakov slams US, Israel for threatening accusations against Syria Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov has slammed the US and Israel for making unsubstantiated threatening accusations against Syria.

2-10 - Russia, Iran close to nuclear agreement

2-10 - Final Choice for the Palestinians and Israelis Will Be a Deadly One

2-10 - Mall kiosk probe ends in Israelis' deportation Ohad Cohen, 27, also forfeited $35,325 that was in a backpack he threw off while being chased by immigration agents.

2-10 - Jewish Groups Criticize Presbyterian Vote To Divest From Israel

2-10 - US calls in Syrian envoy, hints at sanctions

2-10 - How to Stop 'Protected' Hate Speech Therefore, private individuals or groups can sue others in US civil court for violations of the Geneva Convention's Hate Speech provisions - a war crime.

2-10 - Blindsided Jewish groups startled by Bush shift on Mideast The Bush administration's willingness now to spend money that is no longer subject to congressional scrutiny rattles pro-Israel supporters who count on Congress to keep tight control of that money.

2-9 - First Palestinian Conflict Fatality Since Truce-Medics

2-9 - Israel to ease restrictions after ceasefire Palestinian security officials said a Jewish settler had shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian man as he walked near Atzmona settlement in southern Gaza yesterday.

2-9 - Hamas member killed in Gaza blast

2-9 - Why is the world feeding the Palestinians? The hunger problem in Palestine was deliberately created by the Israeli government

2-9 - Israel to reopen Gaza after summit

2-9 - Sharon ready to meet Abbas in Ramallah Mr Sharon's spokesman said the Prime Minister had invited Mr Abbas to his farm in Israel's southern Negev desert and held out the possibility of a meeting in Ramallah, the political capital of the Palestinian Authority.

2-9 - Summit marks only the start to ending Mideast conflict, analysts say

2-9 - Hope takes root, again, in Mideast palpable movement toward the stated goal of the road map - conclusion of a "permanent status agreement" between Israel and Palestine in 2005 - could vastly improve Washington's relations with most of the world's nations, both in and outside the Middle Eas

2-9 - 'The roadmap is back on track'

2-9 - A moment for peace in the Middle East

2-9 - Four long years of bloodshed, bulldozed homes, suicide bombs and targeted killings

2-9 - One year after Tom Hurndall?s death, will we ever know the truth

2-9 - 'Give us a place that we can call home'

2-9 - Analysis / Winds of change from Washington

2-9 - There will be no Middle East peace without justice At no point yesterday did anyone mention occupation. Like sex, it had to be censored out

2-9 - Palestinian groups disown truce

2-9 - Hamas manoeuvres in wake of truce

2-9 - Gaza Children Receive School Kits Under UNICEF Education Plan

2-9 - Violence and settlements are obstacles to peace

2-9 - Norway urges Palestinian donor meeting

2-9 - US Congress recognizes PLO as terrorist entity One of the more potentially controversial aspects of this law is whether or not it legally precludes PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas?s visiting Washington.

2-9 - Middle East quartet to attend March meeting

2-9 - Arafat's "Swiss banker" denies wrongdoing An official statement issued by the bank says recent allegations by an Israeli ?mediator?, Uzrad Lew, that Lombard Odier transferred $65 million to unknown destinations in 2001 are totally false.

2-9 - Immigration to Israel drops to 15-year low in 2004 Israel saw immigration drop to a 15-year low in 2004, continuing a downward trend since the boom years of the 1990s when one million people arrived from the former Soviet Union, official data showed.

2-9 - House Immigrants Bill Gets White House OK Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., circulated a letter among House members pointing out that the bill if enacted would have prohibited Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas from taking President Bush up on his invitation to visit the country.

2-9 - Don't hinder peace, Iran is told

2-9 - Iran refuses to give up nuclear program

2-9 - US threatens Syria with 'isolation'

2-9 - Misdiagnosing the Malady by Patrick J. Buchanan

2-9 - Mossad and U.S. forces in Iraq spy on Iran

2-9 - Rice tries to paper over cracks on Iran Her comments appeared to pour cold water on the "new chapter" in EU-US relations that she proclaimed in a speech in Paris just the day before.

2-9 - The PA condemns "Israeli measures to silence the voices of truth" Anna Nillson from Sweden and Anna Lenna Di Govani from Italy are the latest in a growing number of human rights volunteers that Israel has denied entrance to as a way of preventing them from entering the West Bank and Gaza.

2-9 - CIA prisoners 'tortured' in Arab jails A former CIA official has confirmed suspicions that dozens of terror suspects have been flown to jails in Middle Eastern countries where torture is routinely practised, and without reference to courts of law.

2-8 - One family counts the cost of the dead and the jailed Military bulldozers have crushed hundreds of homes and the army has imposed its own kind of terror with frequent and often indiscriminate shooting into the camps that has claimed the lives of dozens of children.

2-8 - Nablus besieged by Israeli forces

2-8 - Israel/Occupied Territories: Translate hope into a durable reality AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

2-8 - Sharon's Sharm statement not yet implemented by army

2-8 - Administrative Detention Amnesty International opposes the practice of administrative detention, and is calling for an end to the practice.

2-8 - Handshake halts the violence Ariel Sharon announced an unqualified end to all Israeli military attacks on the Palestinians yesterday as part of a historic ceasefire that formally ends more than four years of brutal intifada, suicide bombings and the destruction ofoccupied towns.

2-8 - Israel plans release of 500 Palestinian prisoners

2-8 - U.S. Assistance to the Palestinians

2-8 - Ceasefire is first step - but will the chance for peace be grasped? But the second stage of Mr Abbas's plan has already run into trouble after the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, told him that Washington will not press Israel to negotiate or make political concessions until after Mr Sharon completes his "disengag

2-8 - Amandla Ngawethu! South Africa and Palestine compared

2-8 - Gaza students receive boost to support their commitment to education

2-8 - NCC-USA ends Middle East visit, issues sobering statement Like any other nation, Israel has the right to build a Barrier; however one people's barrier should not be built on the land of another people. We call for the removal of the Separation Barrier from Palestinian territory.

2-8 - The key issues that will have to be agreed

2-8 - Moment of hope on a difficult journey But the Israelis now have a promised end to violence, without an end to their possession of much of the land the Palestinians want.

2-8 - US shifts its role in Mideast peace But, he says, the politically painless participation by the US will last only as long as Mr. Sharon continues to act in ways that keeps pro-Israeli pressure off the White House and US Congress.

2-8 - Syria says US isolation threat only to keep Israel happy US demands, voiced by Rice or anyone else, "have the sole aim to please Israel, which thinks that (Lebanese-Syrian) unity threatens its security".

2-8 - Former WMD hunter sees 'eerie similarities' in Iran What is in doubt is the ability of the US Government to honestly assess Iran's nuclear status and to craft a set of measures that will cope with that threat short of military action by the United States or Israel."

2-8 - My relief after hell in Gaza conflict A SHEFFIELD doctor and her two-year-old son have finally returned home after a nightmare two months trapped in the Gaza Strip.

2-8 - Natan Sharansky and US Israel Policy

2-8 - Blair brands Iran a sponsor of terrorism

2-7 - Israel reopens Karni passage to Gaza

2-7 - Israelis Act to Encircle East Jerusalem

2-7 - Israel and Palestinians to declare truce

2-7 - Hopes for peace tempered by realism

2-7 - Fatah begins hunt for Arafat?s missing millions

2-7 - Palestinian ceasefire not enough: Israel FM

2-7 - Rice puts stamp of approval on Abbas leadership with visit to West Bank

2-7 - Rice names security pointman for Mideast as leaders invited to US

2-7 - Sharon, Abbas, invited for March or April: White House

2-7 - Ceasefire represents lucky break for US Mr Abington is doubtful the US administration is ready to back up the rhetoric with real pressure.

2-7 - Rice Offers Palestinians U.S. Help to Curb Violence

2-7 - Wrestling with rules of disengagement

2-7 - Palestinian international contacts to keep Hansen UNRWA commissioner --

2-7 - Israel Warns Militants May Sabotage Summit

2-7 - With Arafat's death, everything has changed. Now, at last, there is a window of opportunity

2-7 - US pledges $40m aid to Palestinians

2-7 - Poverty alleviation among Palestinians a key to peace, says Annan

2-7 - U.S. to fund desalination plant for Palestinians near Hadera

2-7 - Calmy-Rey calls for humanitarian awareness At a news briefing afterwards, she said that for the plan to be a success, humanitarian aspects had to be guaranteed. That meant improving humanitarian access to the territory

2-7 - Palestinian Prisoners' Fate Key to Summit

2-7 - Palestinian prisoners get a new start in life According to the SDC, the rehabilitation programme also has a clear political goal: to offer young Palestinians an alternative path, away from radicalism.

2-7 - New Life in Sirhan Defense

2-7 - Is Democracy on the March - or Revolution? by Patrick J. Buchanan

2-7 - Syria to Buy Apples From Golan Heights In an unprecedented move, Syria said Monday it is to buy apples from the Arab farmers of the Golan Heights ? the first time it has traded with Israeli-occupied territory.

2-7 - Source: Russia, Iran May Sign Nuke Deal This Month

2-7 - Israeli 'spies' drop passport fraud appeals The dropping of the appeal has raised the question of whether an apology is looming for what Helen Clark has called an "utterly unacceptable breach" of international law and New Zealand sovereignty.

2-7 - Michael Adams He was appalled by the brutality of the occupation and the Israeli Army's pressure on Palestinian families to join the refugee exodus; and he was outraged that none of this was being reported by British or American correspondents in Jerusalem.

2-6 - Momentum The citizens of the United States compelled their government to apply pressure. The next day the Israeli government reversed the decision to confiscate the land

2-6 - Palestinian movement Fatah declares readiness for ceasefire with Israel

2-6 - Rice: Israel Must Decide on Peace Process The United States will ask Israel to make "hard decisions" as it moves toward peace with the Palestinians, and both sides must live up to their promises, Condoleezza Rice said

2-6 - Israel drops conditions on prisoner release

2-6 - Israeli army commander ordered released a three-way radio exchange between the officers that was broadcast on Israeli television in November made clear that the soldiers knew al-Hams was a young girl that posed no threat

2-6 - Israeli military grants impunity when soldiers kill Palestinian civilians

2-6 - Rice in Middle East, Says Time for Peace Is Now But wary of the fragility of the nascent peace moves, the top U.S. diplomat sought to forestall any provocative measures, warning Israel not to pursue a recent decision that could have lead to land confiscation around Jerusalem if the courts had not overt

2-6 - Israel to 'pray for failure' Israeli rabbis were planning on Sunday to hold special sessions in 100 synagogues to pray for the failure of this week's summit between prime minister Ariel Sharon and new Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas

2-6 - Australia expels Israeli diplomat with links to Mossad

2-6 - U.S. draft law designates PLO officials as ?terrorists? The bill states that: "An alien who is an officer, official, representative or spokesman of the Palestine Liberation Organization is considered, for purposes of this Act, to be engaged in a terrorist activity."

2-6 - In Mideast, Rice tests diplomatic waters "Our very obvious conclusion is that Sharon is disengaging from Gaza in order to fortify and strengthen settlement in the West Bank,"

2-6 - Rice backs state for Palestinians

2-6 - State to tell High Court: Hague ruling on fence is irrelevant The state prosecution plans to inform the High Court of Justice next week that the opinion of the International Court of Justice at the Hague on the separation fence is irrelevant.

2-6 - Palestinian families wonder: Were suicide attacks worth the loss of our children?

2-6 - Israeli diplomat sent home by Australia had been in NZ

2-6 - Rice warns Iran against provoking Israel

2-6 - Probe of Iraq intelligence won't assign blame "The administration is protecting itself by narrowing the inquiry to avoid any investigation of any administration official when we need to understand the causes of one of the greatest intelligence failures in U.S. history,"

2-6 - Military strike on Iran would be a 'mistake': EU's Solana

2-6 - 'Pre-emptive' study of Iran data started

2-6 - U.S.-Israel plan to strike Irans nuclear sites finalized

2-6 - US backs European effort on Iran but keeping options open: Cheney

2-6 - Rice labels Iran obstacle to Middle East peace

2-6 - Iran warns of nuke retaliation

2-6 - U.S. to examine censorship in Israel The United States government is examining reports on the intensified role of state censorship in Israeli media.

2-05 - Israel to receive $50-80m of PA aid Israel will get $50-80 million of the special aid package U.S. President George Bush promised the Palestinian Authority. The money will go to build innovative border crossings between the territories and Israel, containing advanced technology for checking

2-05 - Justice ? The settler, realizing his actions were being documented, turned angrily on the two women. He picked up a large rock and, holding it within two centimeters of the side of our teammate's forehead, he warned, "When I come back in five minutes I'll kill you!

2-05 - Israel, Palestinians to set up joint committee on prisoners Israel handed over the bodies of two Palestinians killed by its troops near the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun on Friday evening. Imad Abu Shaluf, 25, and Mohammed al-Beheri, 20, were unarmed and had no known connection to any militant group

2-05 - Palestinians free attack suspects Palestinian officials briefly held three key members of a group which had claimed responsibility for an attack on Israeli soldiers, before freeing them.

2-05 - Rice to visit Middle East on wave of optimism

2-05 - Rice Praises Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking Push Rice suggested Washington would play a more active role if peace efforts stuttered or U.S. backing could clinch deals.

2-05 - Hamas takes over at Gaza councils

2-05 - Israeli embassy quiet over diplomat's exit

2-05 - Abbas orders Palestinian television to clean up its act "But if the positive mood is to be built up, we need to feel real improvements to our lives, and soon. This is something that television should follow closely."

2-05 - Analysis / Israel braces for Rice's visit Something strange is going on: The government of Ariel Sharon prefers Egyptian involvement to American arbitration - that same administration the prime minister described as very friendly to Israel?

2-05 - No border between Yesha and the IDF There are even cases in which settlers stand with soldiers at checkpoints and decide who will or will not pass.

2-05 - Israel fears Condi the peacemaker Washington newspapers were filled last week with full-page ads from pro-Israel lobbyists begging the administration not to ?abandon? Israel.

2-05 - A Threatened UN in King George's Court Prime Minister Sharon asked for and got Washington's support in its "fire Hansen" campaign

2-05 - Observer mission surveys tensions in Hebron But she explains that the members of the TIPH, whose mandate includes creating a feeling of security among the population of Hebron, are quite often harassed by some of the Israeli settlers who mistrust them.

2-05 - An Israeli Court Releases a Mother and Her Son

2-05 - Israel Refuses to Release Elderly Prisoners

2-05 - Syria ready to renegotiate with Israel Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made several overtures on restarting peace talks with the Jewish state in recent months, but Israel gave the cold shoulder.

2-05 - British college reverses ban of Israeli embassy official On Friday, authorities at the college, which is part of London University, forced the student union to reverse the decision

2-05 - Russia to launch spy satellites for Iran Russia will launch two spy and one telecommunications satellites for Iran in what may be a sign of strengthening strategic tie-up between the two countries.

2-05 - Rice to press Russia on Iran nuke fuel deal Dr Rice, who has sought to allay fears of a possible military strike, says Russia's decision against delivering the fuel is part of the international community's diplomatic strategy against Tehran

2-05 - Report: Egyptian army to secure Gaza's Philadelphi route

2-05 - A West Bank Story

2-05 - Israeli lobby causes concern Shimon Fogel and Marc Gold of the Canada-Israel Committee will be along for the Israeli portion of Pettigrew's trip

2-4 - Two Palestinians killed by IDF fire in northern Gaza Strip Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Friday shot and killed two Palestinians who approached a security fence in a off-limits military zone in the northern Gaza Strip.

2-4 - Weekly report on human rights violations In the Gaza Strip, 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed by IOF, and a child died from a previous injury. On 27 and 28 January 2005, IOF killed 2 mentally handicapped Palestinian civilians near Israeli military checkpoints in Khan Yunis

2-4 - Sharon slams Palestinians for lack of action on "terror"


2-4 - Rice's Won't Be at Mideast Summit "Our presence at the summit will be, I think, marginal,"

2-4 - Israel's latest land grab is part of an old strategy Despite the agonizing over the current use of the Absentee Property Law, Israelis of both the right and left have lived quite comfortably for more than half a century with the original mass dispossession of the Palestinians engineered by that very same law.

2-4 - From 2003: Bush and Blair - the betrayal But working in league with his allies in Cheney's office and at the defence department, Abrams failed to prevent Blair from persuading Bush to issue the road map at last

2-4 - Faculty senate in Wisc. passes divestment bill The decision to recommend the Wisconsin system divest from Israel was passed by a vote of 7 to 6, with one abstention.

2-4 - Top EU official to urge Israeli flexibility ahead of summit

2-4 - Rice to attend conference on Palestinian reforms in London

2-4 - Church group urges US to step up involvement in Middle East Edgar said the U.S. delegation members believed the as yet unfinished barrier would block peace efforts in the future because of the hardship it caused to Palestinian civilians, who have sometimes been cut off from their fields, hospitals, schools and relatives.

2-4 - Rice urges 'united front' on Iran Iran was the key supporter of Palestinian "rejectionist groups" and the Hezbollah movement, which she said were "one of the most important barriers" to Middle East peace

2-4 - Rice talks language of diplomacy - but it has alarming echoes On Iraq 'We're going to seek a peaceful solution to this. We think one is possible' - 20 October 2002

2-4 - Why Zionism today is the real enemy of the Jews Israel's image today is negative not because it is a Jewish state but because it habitually transgresses the norms of acceptable international behavior.

2-4 - Mideast commentator brings protest at CMU The Middle East peace process is phony, Abunimah said, because what Israel wants to do -- with U.S. complicity -- is to set up independent homelands similar to the apartheid system under white-ruled South Africa.

2-4 - Syria, Iran Reject Bush Attacks on Their Policies

2-4 - Bush Should Not Push Israel To Do Dirty Work In Iran

2-4 - C.U. Debates Allegations of Columbia Anti-Semitism "But in the American context, among the forces who try to blur the lines between anti-Semitism and the criticism of Israel, anti-Semites are very marginal. The main forces who blur the line are defenders of Israel."

2-4 - Expulsion of Israeli envoy covered up Australia has secretly forced a senior Israeli diplomat to leave the country, for reasons that neither government will divulge.

2-4 - New York man charged with mailing threatening letter to Presbyterian Church

2-4 - Santorum: Greasing the Skids for Mass Murdering Iranians Bush has announced the appointment of the Iran-Contra criminal, Elliott Abrams, who pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress, to deputy national security adviser

2-4 - Twilightzone / The green and red berets


2-4 - College tells students to reverse Israeli ban

2-3 - Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in Gaza army raid Mohammed Ghaban, 18, became the eighth victim of a shell fired by an army tank on a farm in Beit Lahiya on January 4, medics said Thursday.

2-3 - Israelis hurt in shooting attacks, army says The army would not say whether those hurt in the West Bank were soldiers or civilians.

2-3 - Bush: Palestinian state 'within reach'

2-3 - Israel promises to release 900 Palestinian prisoners Despite its positive gestures, Israel wants Mr Abbas to do much more to prevent future violence.

2-3 - Palestinians object to prisoner-release offer

2-3 - Palestinian ceasefire ends four-year intifada

2-3 - Bush to Send Quick Aid to Palestinians

2-3 - Israeli forces bulldoze Palestinian lands in Negev desert

2-3 - Outposts built despite Israeli vow, report says

2-3 - Abbas to announce cease-fire at summit

2-3 - Paul Martin planning Middle East peace trip "The prime minister invited Abbas to come to Canada and Abbas reciprocated with an invitation to the prime minister,"

2-3 - Weary Gaza enjoys calm, but demands more of Abbas

2-3 - Ministers defend right to confiscate E. J'lem property Minister Natan Sharansky, who chairs the cabinet committee that adopted the controversial decision to apply the Absentee Property Law to East Jerusalem, on Wednesday indignantly rejected Attorney General Menachem Mazuz's charge that the Ministerial Committee on Jerusalem Affairs made its decision improperly

2-3 - Mideast summit will not focus on roadmap: Israel

2-3 - OPT: New shelters for Rafah homeless The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) today handed over 122 new homes to 135 families from Rafah refugee camp whose shelters have been destroyed by the Israeli military during the last four years.

2-3 - Hamas Leader Says Fugitives Won't Sign

2-3 - Palestine asks for military equipment The Palestinian Authority wants Turkey to meet some of the equipment needs of its security forces and expand its peace-monitoring role along the troubled Palestinian borders


2-3 - High Court okays bypass road to Rachel's Tomb The petitioners said the planned road would limit the freedom of movement of Palestinians living in the area, and said they were concerned the road was intended to help Israel annex Rachel's Tomb.

2-3 - Killing of Palestinian girl shatters family "There is nothing around us here, and there were no pilgrims that we know of celebrating that day. There is just an outpost a few hundred metres away - one from which sniper fire has frequently hit our school,"

2-3 - Bush to Seek $2.87B in Mideast Aid

2-3 - Speaking out about Israel to save the Jewish soul And groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, despite having a large membership, are not accepted in mainstream Jewish institutions. On top of it all, we must weather isolation in our own families, and an almost daily barrage of hate messages from other Jews.

2-3 - Activist redefines Middle East conflict During the presentation, Halper, an Israeli, gave a history of the situation, maps of contested lands and personal video footage of a home demolition and the pain it causes the Palestinian people.

2-3 - A Palestinian seeks to enter Guinness Book Record

2-3 - Palestinian leader praises Swiss solidarity The new Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has thanked Switzerland for its ?constant support? for those living in the occupied territories.

2-3 - White House hosts 2 Israeli-Russians wanted by Moscow

2-3 - Bush warns Syria and Iran over terror

2-3 - USAID launches $13 million employment creation project

2-2 - Sharon and Abbas to meet for first summit in four years

2-2 - 963 Palestinians killed in 2004: report

2-2 - Peace Now: Settlement construction continued in 2004

2-2 - Bush to Propose Aid Boost for Palestinians Israel, which already receives about $3 billion a year in U.S. aid, is asking the United States to help pay for new crossing points along its barrier with Palestinian areas. Sources said Israel wants Washington to contribute an estimated $180 million toward the $450 million project

2-2 - Sharon to attend Egypt peace summit The Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, has invited Mr Sharon and the new Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, to meet at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik next Tuesday

2-2 - U.S. may return Israel to human-trafficking black list "Israel's stance, which states that the abuse of foreign workers does not constitute human trafficking, was rejected by the Americans."

2-2 - Israel arrests US peace activist O'Connor, 41, was arrested by the Israeli secret police, Shin Bet, after planting olive tree seedlings in front of the illegal separation wall in the West Bank town of Biddu on 25 January

2-2 - Reluctance to Press Israel Limits U.S. Peace Clout But critics and supporters alike expect Rice to follow the White House's pro-Israel stance -- encouraging and prodding the Jewish state but stopping short of exerting enough pressure to force it to make concessions.

2-2 - Rice: U.S. Could Help Train, Equip Palestinian Forces

2-2 - Israel to freeze hunt for militants as Palestinians target arms tunnels

2-2 - Abbas Accepts Invitation to Visit Iran-Palestinians Iran's ties with Palestinian leaders have long been strained over their increasing readiness to compromise with Israel

2-2 - Pines-Paz blasts 'racist' citizenship legislation

2-2 - Israel, Palestinians agree to set up joint panel on wanted men

2-2 - Palestinian PM welcomes Egypt's invitation for summit

2-2 - Broadcasting authority bans Geneva Accord commercials The decision not to air the commercials on Channels 2 and 10 was reached because the commercials were controversial and meant to influence public opinion, the authority said.

2-2 - Israeli army okays building more "illegal settlements"

2-2 - Update 1: New EU-Israeli Trade Deal Goes Into Effect The so-called "rules of origin" dispute has dragged on since the late 1990s, with the EU refusing to recognize products coming from Israeli settlements as being products of Israel, angering the Israeli government.

2-2 - Israel pressures Germany on arms Israel is applying pressure for a large arms deal to enhance relations to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations with Germany.

2-2 - IDF, Shin Bet fear right-wing campaign targeting religious officers is out of control

2-2 - US 'blackballs' Briton THE United States has "blackballed" a top British official at the United Nations to stop him becoming the organisation?s Middle East peace envoy because he upset Washington over Iraq, diplomats said yesterday.

2-2 - Demographic politics

2-2 - PROSECUTED UNTO DEATH It never mattered that he was innocent of the worst charges leveled against him, only that he was Palestinian. Orlando media served him up to an audience hungry for a lynching, and a willing prosecutor and FBI agent supplied the rope.

2-2 - U.S. scrutinizes Arab Bank PLC U.S. bank regulators are scrutinizing one of the Middle East's biggest banks for possible links to Palestinian militant groups.

2-2 - Russia renews its old role in Middle East Will Putin's arms sales destablize an already shaky region?

2-1 - Hebron: Settlers harass; Israeli soldiers demolish Palestinian tents

2-1 - Death of Palestinian schoolgirl Monday remains shrouded in mystery The Israeli military said Palestinian liaison officials had informed them of the celebratory fire Monday. However, Palestinian liaison officials denied giving the Israeli military such information.

2-1 - Israel presses Palestinians to stop attacks Israel said it wouldn't hand over five West Bank cities to Palestinian authorities in the coming days as indicated earlier until militants stopped attacking Jewish targets in the Gaza Strip.

2-1 - Abbas pledges to wipe out "black stains" of Arafat era

2-1 - Palestinians threaten to end truce Mr Mofaz said that after the mortar attacks Israel was no longer prepared to hand over security responsibility for five West Bank towns this week as agreed.

2-1 - Palestinians injured, Israeli and international activists detained after nonviolent demonstration in Hebron Today's protest was an effort to plant trees in the location where over 300 trees were uprooted on Sunday, January 30.

2-1 - Secret Israeli land seizure ruled unlawful Human rights lawyers and activists welcomed the decision as a severe setback - though not necessarily a terminal one

2-1 - Rice backs Palestinian statehood Miss Rice said a Palestinian state - recognised by Israel - was "within our grasp", but it must be viable and contiguous with enough land to function properly.

2-1 - Land seizure bid heightens tension over Sharon plans Critics say the move would have enabled Israeli seizure of up to half of Palestinian private property holdings in East Jerusalem, thereby helping to foreclose the possibility that East Jerusalem could become a viable capital of an independent Palestinian state.

2-1 - Rice cites progress by Palestinian security forces

2-1 - Lessons from South Africa for the peace process (2/2)

2-1 - Canada University Forum Denounced As Anti-Semitic

2-1 - Israel reopens Rafah border crossing in Gaza

2-1 - Ami Ayalon: An unlikely peacemaker's long journey from commando to prime ministerial hopeful

2-1 - Lessons from South Africa for the peace process (1/2)

2-1 - Analysis: Ridge wants your fingerprints OTI, a Fort Lee, N.J.-based subsidiary of the Israeli company On Track Innovations, is one of the four companies this week awarded contracts to produce components for the new e-passport.

2-1 - Israel, Turkey discuss $1 billion military deal Israel and Turkey are negotiating a deal worth more than $1 billion for Israel to upgrade Turkish fighter planes and tanks, Israeli military officials said Monday.

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