May '05 Archive

05-31-05 - Settler shoots, lightly wounds Palestinian man in West Bank

05-31-05 - Demolition threat to Palestinian homes He said he believed it was part of a deal struck by Ariel Sharon with Jewish settler organisations that in return for withdrawing from Gaza he would strengthen settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and was part of a systematic effort to undermine hopes of a peace settlement in which Palestinians would insist on East Jerusalem as its capital.

05-31-05 - Israel to bulldoze Arab homes Mr Margalit, a former councillor, predicts the park will become another settlement in East Jerusalem, an area annexed by Israel in 1967 against international law.

05-31-05 - Egypt says it cannot prevent attacks post-Gaza pullout "Don't expect Egypt to be your policeman in Gaza,"

05-31-05 - Popular TV Anchor Chastises Israeli Policy Israel's Walter Cronkite, a respected TV journalist who has delivered the main evening news since 1968, has stepped out from behind the shield of measured neutrality with an angry indictment of Israel's settlement policy and occupation of the Palestinians.

05-31-05 - Muslims say Israel to raze suburban Jerusalem mosque

05-31-05 - Palestinian rerun vote put off, defusing Hamas threat

05-31-05 - IDF arrests Israeli activists protesting against separation fence

05-31-05 - State of the State Secrets The crime committed in this case involves not only the theft of vital U.S. secrets but a concerted effort to influence American foreign policy on behalf of a foreign power.

05-31-05 - Check-in time for settlers at decaying Gaza hotel Among the newcomers are members of Hilltop Youth, a West Bank group prone to violence, and Israelis linked to the anti-Arab Kach group, which is high on the security watch list

05-31-05 - Symbol of Freedom Waits for Takeoff "But if there's no way in or out ? if Israel controls the entrances and exits, if it keeps the airport closed ? then Gaza," Sourani said, turning up his palms and smiling faintly as he uttered a much-invoked Palestinian phrase, "Gaza is just one big prison."

05-31-05 - Israeli firms 'ran vast spy ring' Interpol and the authorities in Britain, Germany and the US are already involved in investigating the espionage, which Israeli police fear may involve major international companies

05-31-05 - Row over El Salvador Arafat park Israel called the businessmen "people of ill will" and said it would delay the return to San Salvador of ambassador Yonatan Peled in order to express its displeasure

05-31-05 - Israeli planner says don?t rule out Osiraq-like strike on Iran

05-31-05 - With Hand on Heart: Pelosi Admits Israel Comes First

05-31-05 - Israel likely to hand over two cities soon: Palestinian official

05-31-05 - Knesset to debate razing of Silwan homes "This is an ethnic cleansing and large-scale deportation that boggles the mind," he wrote. "Such a plan can lead to a huge explosion, which the Jerusalem municipality, and you particularly, would be held accountable for."

05-31-05 - Israel can defend itself if Golan Heights are returned "But I insist on the word 'peace' and the need for a serious Syrian leadership in the peace process,"

05-31-05 - SA to resume co-operation with Israel Israel was one of the main suppliers of weapons and military technology to South Africa during the apartheid regime

05-31-05 - Unclear whether Israel will cooperate with new Greek Orthodox patriarch For now, Israel says it won't support anyone who opposes, in principle, the sale of property to Jews in East Jerusalem

05-31-05 - Amdocs exec questioned in industrial espionage affair

05-31-05 - With criticism toward Israel, Bush President Bush's announcement Thursday of $50 million in funding for the Palestinian Authority reverses last month's victory for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, when the pro-Israel lobby helped draft provisions in congressional appropriations that essentially blocked direct aid to the Palestinian Authority.

05-31-05 - AUT boycott debate that has put Palestine back on the map

05-31-05 - Jews, Protestants heading to Israel The two sides began meeting in late 2003 to discuss the Middle East, as mainline Protestant denominations were become increasingly vocal in criticizing Israeli treatment of the Palestinians. This stance remains a sharp departure from the strong support given to Israel by evangelical Christian leaders.

05-30-05 - Aide of ex-Palestinian minister murdered in West Bank A journalist and engineer by training, Rantissi was perhaps best known for his efforts in the Geneva Initiative, an unofficial peace plan drawn up by Israeli and Palestinian intellectuals and politicians in November 2003.

05-30-05 - City to raze homes of 1,000 residents in East Jerusalem neighborhood The Silwan houses are within a neighborhood the Palestinians call "al-Bustan" and the municipality calls "King's Valley." Ethnic cleansing

05-30-05 - Palestinians slam Israel threat to re-occupy parts of Gaza

05-30-05 - Palestinians warn Israeli strike threatens truce

05-30-05 - The Coverage--and Non-Coverage--of Israel-Palestine At one point an Israeli soldier poked his gun out the porthole of his vehicle, aimed at a boy nearby, and pulled the trigger. The boy, who looked to be about 13, was shot in the lower abdomen with a metal bullet coated by rubber. A Reuters photographer had photographed this incident, and an Associated Press cameraman had filmed it. We were told that the video of the incident had been sent to the Associated Press bureau in Jerusalem, and that it had been erased.

05-30-05 - Court orders IDF to compensate Jenin family wounded in raid

05-30-05 - Israel plans to demolish Jerusalem mosque

05-30-05 - Four Bedouins planned to attack soldiers

05-30-05 - PA discovers weapons' smuggling tunnel

05-30-05 - Our man in the territories A soldier in uniform told Yavin that the Hebron settlers were inciting him to shoot and kill Palestinian children. Activist Noam Federman and his wife tell him on camera that an ultimatum has to be presented to the Arab residents of Hebron: Either they leave the country immediately, or the Israel Air Force will bomb their homes. Not far from their home, Yavin filmed a bit of graffiti on a wall: "Arabs to the crematoria." A Border Policeman, a muscular, tough-looking guy, says in a heavy Russian accent, "I am only following orders, I do what I am told." Yavin asserts: "We simply do not see the Palestinians as human beings."

05-30-05 - Palestininans shelve collaborator execution plans

05-30-05 - London couple remanded in Israel's biggest industrial espionage case


05-30-05 - Jerusalem clergy appoint new head

05-30-05 - AIPAC Seeking to Distance Itself from Possible Spy Trial

05-30-05 - Why Did Feith Resign? Could it have had something to do with the Larry Franklin spy scandal?

05-30-05 - Uzbek Unrest Shines Light on Leader's Ties to Jewry In Israel, one key supporter of Uzbekistan has been Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet refusenik who until recently was minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora affairs.

05-30-05 - Franklin admits he disclosed classified information in AIPAC affair

05-30-05 - Palestinian doctors demand jobs

05-30-05 - Settlers demand IBA fire Chaim Yavin

05-30-05 - Weekend of Non-Violent Action Against the Wall

05-30-05 - Sharon unhappy with results of Bush-Abbas meeting Israel rejected the American administration's suggestion to use U.S. Security Coordinator Lt. -Gen. William Ward as a facilitator in security coordination of the disengagement.

05-30-05 - Sharon and Abbas to meet in Jerusalem

05-30-05 - Knesset limits granting of citizenship to Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs

05-30-05 - Hamas threatens suicide attacks in U.K. a senior Israeli security official told World Net Daily.

05-30-05 - Christian Leaders Meet with Palestinian Authority

05-30-05 - The emerging water wars Despite decades of indoctrination, Israelis are water-guzzlers. They quaff 4-6 times the water consumption of their Palestinian and Arab neighbors

05-30-05 - "Bush Totally Mooted Sharon's Plan to Retain Settlement Blocs" Bush said that no change in the 1949 armistice lines could be considered for the final status without the agreement of the Palestinian Authority. This emptied of all content that which Sharon has bragged about the U.S. recognizing, for the first time, Israel's right to annex settlement blocs."

05-30-05 - The Non-Prosecution of AIPAC The prosecution appears to be bending over backwards to keep AIPAC out of court, and AIPAC is doing all it can to help its supposedly rogue employees - employees who had to be fired because their unauthorized actions so embarrassed AIPAC - while appearing not to

05-30-05 - Hamas rejects Abbas call to renounce violence

05-30-05 - Thousands Demonstrate in London for a Free Palestine and boycott of Apartheid Israel!

05-30-05 - The 'mother country' Many of the people who participated in the post-war events leading to the creation of the state of Israel used terror, as might be defined even by George Bush. They assassinated, kidnapped, bombed, robbed banks and generally spread terror amongst the Arabs and the British authorities in Palestine and got their "mother country". Most were European. Begin was in fact Polish!

05-29-05 - Israel strikes Gaza refugee camp Witnesses said two Palestinian civilians were hurt when the aircraft fired three missiles at the camp.

05-29-05 - Israeli army kills more Palestinians In a television documentary due to be broadcast on Israeli Television, Channel 2 this Tuesday, a soldier in uniform appears on the camera telling the documentary presenter, Haim Yavin, a news anchorman for more than 30 years, that Hebron settlers were constantly urging him to kill Palestinian children.

05-29-05 - West Bank clashes leave two dead

05-29-05 - Abbas: Era of suicide bombers may be over

05-29-05 - PNA welcomes US expansion of security envoy's power

05-29-05 - PNA criticizes Israel for closing registration offices in east Jerusalem

05-29-05 - Israel May Re-Occupy Gaza Cities During Pullout, Official Says

05-29-05 - Abbas seeks Bush's help to deploy Jordan-based Palestinian troops Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has sought US support for the deployment of the Jordan-based security troops in the West Bank, a demand rejected by Israel, Palestinian sources said Sunday.

05-29-05 - Israel approves Palestinian prisoner release

05-29-05 - Israelis Nab 18 in Computer Espionage Case According to police, a computer programmer developed software known as a Trojan horse on behalf of three of the country's largest private investigation firms. The private investigators then sneaked the program into the computers of their clients' major competitors via seemingly benign e-mail attachments.

05-29-05 - Justice Dept. to indict two AIPAC staffers under U.S. Espionage Act Sources involved in the case confirmed that the Espionage Act is on the agenda. However, there is also the possibility that the Justice Department is raising the intention to use that law with the purpose of reaching a plea bargain concerning a lesser offense, albeit one that is still covered by anti-espionage legislation in the U.S.

05-29-05 - EU meets with Israel, Arab neighbors over cooperation

05-29-05 - Israel is helping the rise of Hamas

05-29-05 - Analysis / Israel completing capital's borders with walls There is hardly a single Palestinian who does not know what is being done on the borders of East Jerusalem.

05-29-05 - PNA to focus on Israeli separation wall during Euro-Mediterranean meeting: official

05-29-05 - Fatah, Hamas to hold bilateral meeting

05-29-05 - Tough love Palestinian man living with former IDF soldier in West Bank settlement detained

05-29-05 - What Indians And Palestinians Share

05-29-05 - U.S. keeps moving Mideast goal posts

05-29-05 - Road-tripping in the Strip

05-29-05 - Israel's Propaganda & Intimidation Guides

05-28-05 - Israeli troops kill gunman in West Bank "The gunmen drove past an Israeli army base and opened fire from their car. The soldiers returned fire and hit the three gunmen,"

05-28-05 - Settlers attack residents in Hebron, child injured

05-28-05 - Two Palestinians Killed, One Delayed at Checkpoint On Thursday evening, IPC correspondent reported that another civilian died of a cardiac arrest after being prevented from reaching the hospital for treatment by Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint near Nablus City

05-28-05 - Erekat hails Abbas' visit to US as big success

05-28-05 - 'Wall in capital could trigger war'

05-28-05 - Washington expands Mideast security pointman's mandate: report

05-28-05 - Palestinian demonstrators call for prisoner release

05-28-05 - 'Lost' tribe of Israel recognized After Israel's Interior Ministry allocated an annual quota of 100 immigrants from the Indian tribe in 1993, Shavei Israel helped about 800 Bnei Menashe young men and women convert and settle in Israel -- mostly in the occupied Palestinian territories.

05-28-05 - Palestinians recruit 5,000 police for Gaza pullout

05-28-05 - Bush vows to pressure Sharon if PA disarms militants

05-28-05 - Half-blind 15-year-old boy faces long jail sentence

05-28-05 - Iran says U.S., Israel are the real nuclear threats

05-28-05 - Palestinians to attend Euro-Med meeting

05-28-05 - No money for Gaza fence The new fence was designed to be built on Israeli territory in its entirety and would have required the government to compensate Israeli farmers whose land would have been expropriated in the framework of the project.

05-28-05 - 'Walking Coffins': a New Method to Protest Israel's Apartheid Wall

05-28-05 - Fatah, Hamas form joint committee to end crisis

05-28-05 - Give voice to the Palestinian call for freedom This is not an issue of "Palestinian against Israeli" or "Arab against Jew." It is a struggle of humanity and freedom against injustice and oppression.

05-28-05 - Hopes Leaf out for NATO Peace Force in Palestine

05-28-05 - Truce talks focus shifts to West Bank

05-28-05 - Pelosi Gives a Pep Talk to AIPAC According to Pelosi, the biggest danger to Israel today comes from Iran, whose nuclear ambitions, though still unproved, also threaten the US. Her perspective contains the seed of ominous things to come, because, after all, something will have to be done about Iran, right? Yes, and soon

05-27-05 - Palestinian man killed in explosion in Gaza

05-27-05 - President backs Palestinians, warns Israel about expansion Bush said Israel should "stop settlement expansion" and help "improve the daily lives of Palestinians" by easing checkpoints.

05-27-05 - IDF troops take over Palestinian family's home to watch soccer

05-27-05 - Israel publicly positive, but quietly seethes after Abbas-Bush summit

05-27-05 - Abbas: Bush Is Committed to Mideast Peace

05-27-05 - Peres: Israel must dismantle more W. Bank settlements

05-27-05 - U.S.: Our position towards Israel is unchanged The Israeli official insisted that there was nothing new in Bush's statements about the settlements, and also expressed satisfaction over the fact that Bush did not give Abbas any written document similar to his letter to Sharon last April.

05-27-05 - Egyptian mediators fail to break impasse in Palestinian political feud Joined by Egyptian mediators, Hamas and Fatah officials held a second day of talks Friday. Although no agreement was reached, the two sides issued a joint statement saying the talks had reduced tensions. They said discussions would continue

05-27-05 - 26 Percent Unemployment in Palestinian Territories "Lasting peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice,"

05-27-05 - Israel/Occupied Territories: Letter to Knesset Members: Do not deny redress to victims of human rights violations The new proposed amendment would expand the field of exclusion from compensation much further, to such an extent that virtually all of the 3,500,000 Palestinian men, women and children who live under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip would effectively be barred from bringing claims for compensation against the State before Israeli courts.

05-27-05 - When the Jews take Washington AIPAC is regarded as one of the most influencial Jewish lobbies in Washington, if not the most influencial one. This means that whenever Congress approves the transfer of USD 2.5 billion in military aid to Israel, or when the U.S. supports Israel during a U.N. vote, the lobbyists have something to do with it.

05-27-05 - Protests in Middle East over US Koran abuse report

05-27-05 - Israel dismisses Hezbollah rocket threat as mere electioneering

05-27-05 - Canada pledges 9.7 million dollars for Palestinians

05-27-05 - Mr. Sharon goes to Washington Israel?s true power lies with Jewish lobby in U.S.

05-27-05 - Four Palestinians arrested in West Bank More PR needed after yesterday's Abbas visit

05-27-05 - AIPAC has been given the go ahead to replace the U.S. congress

05-27-05 - New York Times Publishes CNI Foundation Ad The Council for the National Interest Foundation (CNIF) placed a full-page advertisement, titled AIPAC's Agenda is Not America's, in today's edition of the New York Times

05-27-05 - Hamas slams Bush condemnation as 'unjust'

05-27-05 - Government: Tampa Central to Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leadership

05-27-05 - US-Palestinian summit restores balance to Mideast diplomacy

05-27-05 - Public broadcasting more balanced than major networks "While NPR's Mideast coverage has frequently been criticized by pro-Israel partisans, research and analysis by FAIR has found a strong and consistent slant on NPR toward an Israeli perspective on the conflict,"

05-27-05 - Nuclear treaty talks end without result Egypt also played a prominent role in the bickering by insisting on sanctioning Israel for not declaring its alleged atomic weapons and not joining the NPT.

05-27-05 - Report: UK Jews blast church report on divestiture from Israel "If we discovered, for example, that we owned stock in a fast-food chain doing business in one of the settlements, the first appeal would be to encourage that company to move itself out of the settlement. Divestment would be a last resort,"

05-27-05 - Abu Mazen at the White House: For the Record

05-27-05 - Israel Trying to Attract Young Immigrants

05-27-05 - Ali Othman When the state of Israel was created in 1948, Palestine disappeared from the map, leaving Ali stateless on American soil.

05-27-05 - From 'Balance' to Censorship: Bush's Cynical Plan for NPR How terrible and how self-defeating it would be for American Jews, among the most enthusiastic practitioners and consumers of journalism in this country, to help wreck one of their exemplars, National Public Radio

05-27-05 - "According to security sources" - what remains of the Israeli media

05-26-05 - Bush meets Abbas, reaffirms backing for Palestinian state "A viable two-state solution must ensure continuity of the West Bank, and a state of scattered territories will not work," Bush said. "There must also be meaningful linkages between the West Bank and Gaza."

05-26-05 - Bush pledges $50 million in aid for Palestinians

05-26-05 - Bush calls on Israel to end settlements

05-26-05 - Time is short for a deal with Israel, Abbas tells Bush in symbolic meeting

05-26-05 - Bush praises Abbas' new start US President George W Bush went out of his way to pour praise on Mahmoud Abbas on his first visit to the White House as the Palestinian leader.

05-26-05 - Detainee in Australia tries suicide A Palestinian who is now the senior detainee in Australia's immigration system has attempted suicide after five years of confinement.

05-26-05 - US-Palestinian relations back on track

05-26-05 - Evangelicals Joining Gaza Pullout Protest

05-26-05 - Hamas, Fatah agree on dialogue to end tensions

05-26-05 - Academics vote against Israeli boycott Academics voted today to overturn their controversial boycott of Israeli universities

05-26-05 - Many Gaza settlers agree to move The settlers said they were still opposed to a pullout, but that 1,000 of the 1,600 settler families in Gaza were willing to move to Israel.

05-26-05 - Gaza plan leads to warning of rise in 'Jewish terror'

05-26-05 - Arab countries to confiscate US dictionary for distortion The latest edition of the dictionary "Webster" identified "anti- Semitism" as opposing Zionism

05-26-05 - Bush stalls Abbas on reviving road map But while Mr Bush praised Mr Abbas as a "man of courage" and applauded his "rejection of terrorism", he signalled that, like the Israeli government, he sees no urgency to return to the US-led "road map" peace plan.

05-26-05 - Bush sticks on stand against Hamas

05-26-05 - PA minister: If Israel doesn't demolish Gaza homes, we will

05-26-05 - Militant group says committed to conditional calmness

05-26-05 - Israel blocks Islamic Movement's participation in London meet

05-26-05 - Pocket Parks to Be Built Across West Bank, Gaza Because of urban sprawl, many Palestinians live in heavily congested communities with far too few, if any, green spaces, USAID said. Urban sprawl? Palestinians live in crowded refugee camps because of the creation and expansionism of the state of Israel (and our funding/backing thereof).

05-26-05 - Palestinian Foreign Minister Warns of Dangerous Situation "The situation on the ground is marred with the same extremely dangerous practice by Israel, namely settlement activities and the continuation of the construction of the wall, in addition to specific actions in Jerusalem and around it,"

05-26-05 - At the UN, Palestinian democracy tests American and Israeli limits

05-26-05 - Saudi Arabia to build residential units city in Gaza

05-26-05 - Orthodox Rabbis Welcome President Abbas

05-26-05 - Academic boycott will lead to Israeli self-examination

05-26-05 - Dance idol blasted for anti-Israeli quotes Israel Prize winner and well-renowned Israeli dance choreographer slammed for telling Canadian newspaper Israeli army commits "war crimes" in the West Bank; He said he expressed personal opinion

05-26-05 - Letter: Joe needs to take stand against Israel

05-26-05 - Film Review: Rachel Corrie- An American Conscience

05-25-05 - Israel and the Occupied Territories The Israeli army killed around 700 Palestinians, including some 150 children, in the Occupied Territories, most of them unlawfully. Many were killed in deliberate as well as reckless shooting, shelling and bombardment of densely populated residential areas or as a result of excessive use of force. Some 120 Palestinians were killed in extrajudicial executions, including more than 30 bystanders, of whom four were children

05-25-05 - Amnesty slams Israel 'war crimes'

05-25-05 - Abbas visit is symbol of new hope This will be the first time that this president has rolled out the red carpet for a Palestinian leader.

05-25-05 - Administrative Detention

05-25-05 - Sharon pledge to help Abbas 'just for show': analysts "We are dealing with the Palestinians like a teacher with a naughty schoolboy, when in reality it is Israel that does not want to work with the Palestinians on the pullout" of settlers from the Gaza Strip this summer

05-25-05 - Abbas seeks 'clear' US commitment to Palestinian state

05-25-05 - Mahmoud Abbas's visit: What's at stake?

05-25-05 - Israeli army camouflages assassinations as attempted arrests: B'Tselem The report, titled "Take No Prisoners", charges that the alleged lack of a gun battle in the 43 cases shows there was a premeditated intention to kill the pursued Palestinians, rather than arrest them.

05-25-05 - Israeli attempt to discredit Abbas? "It is crystal clear that these anonymous persons are Shin Bet agents, Palestinian organisations are smarter than sending boys with explosives to pass through Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks." Kassem noted that TV cameras and Israeli reporters were always brought there each time a Palestinian boy was "captured" with an "explosive belt."

05-25-05 - Bush Plans to Give More to Palestinians Any decision to provide direct aid could anger some members of Congress who say they still do not believe the Palestinian Authority should be trusted with U.S. assistance

05-25-05 - PNA seizes Israeli listening devices targeting militants

05-25-05 - AFP INTERVIEW: US committed to "contiguous" Palestinian state: Rice

05-25-05 - Jailed Fatah leader to run in elections Marwan Barghouti, prominent Fatah leader now imprisoned in an Israeli jail, is likely to run in the coming Palestinian legislative elections slated for July 17, his wife Fadwa Barghouti said on Wednesday.

05-25-05 - Al Shawwa: New Developments in Fields of Energy and Natural Resources

05-25-05 - Hamas denies fraud in Palestinian municipal elections

05-25-05 - OPT: The humanitarian impact of the West Bank Barrier on Palestinian communities

05-25-05 - Abbas says does not plan to delay Palestinian vote Rep. Tom Lantos of California, the senior Democrat on the International Relations Committee, said after the meeting with Abbas: "I told him he would get full support from the Congress if circumstances would necessitate postponing the elections."

05-25-05 - U.S. PR Blitz Aimed at Palestinians Maybe if we stopped paying for the bullets that kill the Palestinian children, and stopped vetoing UN resolutions that are designed to uphold international law, the ads wouldn't seem so hypocritical, to say the least.

05-25-05 - The Franklin Affair: A Spreading Treason If we observe how we were lied into war with Iraq, and by whom, the whole affair looks more like an Israeli covert operation by the day. U.S. soldiers in Iraq are taking bullets, RPG attacks, and plenty of casualties, while Ariel Sharon ensures the stillbirth of a Palestinian state and takes a good part of the West Bank.

05-25-05 - Hizbollah says will fight to keep its arms Under mounting international pressure to disarm, Lebanon's Hizbollah said on Wednesday it had more than 12,000 rockets that could strike anywhere in northern Israel and would fight anyone who tried to take them away.

05-25-05 - Salvadorian Inaugurate Plaza for Arafat

05-25-05 - Lecturers to go second round on Israeli boycott

05-25-05 - Autumn of a Patriarch the Church has in the past sold land that has subsequently had settlements built upon it.

05-25-05 - AIPAC's Big, Bigger, Biggest Moment Perle provoked cheers from the crowd when he favored a military raid on Iran, saying that "if Iran is on the verge of a nuclear weapon, I think we will have no choice but to take decisive action." When Harman said the "best short-term option" is the U.N. Security Council, the crowd reacted with boos

05-25-05 - U.S. won't demand PA disarm militants until after elections

05-25-05 - Jordan removes restrictions on entry of Palestinians

05-25-05 - S Africans decry al-Aqsa desecration Organisers said they "believed the country has a unique moral responsibility to move beyond mere condemnation of Israeli war crimes, by leading an international campaign to isolate Israel".

05-25-05 - Israelis weigh Iranian nuclear threat Israel has been encouraging other countries to try and curb Iran

05-25-05 - Canada: PM urged to influence Mideast peace process

05-25-05 - Sharon Gets Hostile Reception in D.C.

05-25-05 - Israel sensing shifts in U.S. relationship

05-25-05 - IDF officers recommend Israel hand over Jenin to PA before pullout

05-25-05 - Frist: Double the funding for Palestinians

05-25-05 - Palestinian militants suspend jail hunger strike Relatives said the nine prisoners denied any involvement in the bombing and accused the Palestinian Authority of "appeasing Israel" by keeping them behind bars

05-25-05 - The academic boycott helps show Israel is not above the law Israel is a record-breaking state when it comes to violating international law. The reason is simple: the international community has never tried to hold Israel accountable for these violations and this lack of accountability has encouraged Israeli governments to proceed with further practices and policies that show scant regard for international law.

05-25-05 - Abbas in Washington / Analysis - Abu Mazen's hard time

05-25-05 - Fears over Holy land hotel project

05-25-05 - Profs combat academic anti-Israel bias While the bulk of pro-Israel campus activism in North America has focused on educating and empowering students, a group of professors wants to combat anti-Israel bias among academics.

05-25-05 - Extreme sportsman plunges into Holy Land rapids for peace

05-25-05 - Palestinian farmers, women and youths support the AUT position to boycott Israeli universities We wish to stress our respect and high appreciation of this courageous and moral position, which signaled the globally rejected racist and colonial policies of the State of Israel towards the native Palestinian people with which some Israeli academic institutions identify themselves

05-25-05 - "Save the Date", Solidarity with Palestinian People in New York The Palestine Activist Forum of New York (PAFNY), has called for joining the "stand up for justice in Palestine", on June 5th, 2005.

05-24-05 - Amnesty Int'l accuses IDF of war crimes, crimes against humanity The human rights group says that during the past year, IDF troops have killed more than 700 Palestinians and among them over 150 children. Most of the deaths were caused by shooting, explosions, and aerial attacks on residential areas, according to the report.

05-24-05 - Israeli Troops Further Restrict Movement Across West Bank

05-24-05 - PA Rejects Sharon's Prisoners Pledge "This comment is pure propaganda because he is in the United States"

05-24-05 - Abbas to tell Bush: 'Stick seriously' to peace plan

05-24-05 - No Security Deal for Israel, Palestinians The Palestinians on Tuesday warned of "chaos and instability" after Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank if the Israelis don't show more flexibility on key security issues ahead of the withdrawal.

05-24-05 - First lady urges action in Mideast First lady Laura Bush said after a solo mission to the Middle East that the United States should move as quickly as possible to shore up the shaky Israeli-Palestinian peace process

05-24-05 - Abbas seeks US pressure on Israel to revive 'road map' But the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, told a leading pro-Israel pressure group in Washington that, like Ariel Sharon, the president would demand that Mr Abbas do more to "curb terrorism" before the US-led "road map" to a Palestinian state was revived.

05-24-05 - Abbas to ask Bush to stop expansion of settlements Shaath added that as far as the Palestinians are concerned there is no guarantee that the withdrawal will take place at all. "The disengagement is a unilateral plan. First came the [Jewish] holidays, then they postponed the withdrawal and Sharon can also cancel it unilaterally. The greatest danger is that during the withdrawal Israel will unilaterally expand the settlements," he said.

05-24-05 - Abbas counters Sharon's refusal of refugees' right of return

05-24-05 - Israeli Discriminatory Law Tears Apart Thousands of Families

05-24-05 - Jewish terrorist convicted in Haifa

05-24-05 - Work on Philadelphi barrier continues Construction work continued unabated along the Philadelphi Route on Tuesday, despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's recent statements declaring that Israel will hand the area over to the Egyptians if Palestinian weapons smuggling is stopped

05-24-05 - Return of the Red Card: Israel-China-U.S. Triangle

05-24-05 - Sharon Offers Cooperation to Abbas Sharon mixed tough statements with others that suggested compromise. He said, for instance, that Israel would not accept Palestinian refugees, that it would retain an undivided Jerusalem as its eternal capital, and that Israeli Jews would remain on the West Bank.

05-24-05 - Palestinian teachers union dismiss Sari Nusseibeh

05-24-05 - PA Working to Open Dahaniyeh' Airport

05-24-05 - Bethlehem Mayor Says He'll Preserve City

05-24-05 - Prosecution revises indictment against pro-Palestinian activist

05-24-05 - Israeli troops arrest Palestinian teen Another PR op for the Hasbara Committee?...

05-24-05 - Clergy cut links with patriarch in Middle East

05-24-05 - Not Laura...But Ronaldo The checkpoints prevented Ronaldo from granting the wish of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy named Hamad al-Nairib who lives in the Rafah refugee camp

05-24-05 - Agreement signed by Arabs not worth paper its written on: Sharon

05-24-05 - Trade union criticises Israeli harassment of workers

05-24-05 - Has U.S. made a deal with Hamas? Arab newspaper reports U.S and E.U. offer to remove Hamas from terror organization list if it dismantles military wing

05-24-05 - Egypt-Hamas meeting on PA election crisis ends without result A five-hour meeting between Egyptian mediators and Hamas leaders in Gaza ended early Wednesday with no progress toward resolving an internal crisis over local elections that could endanger the cease-fire.

05-24-05 - Beilin: Sharon Can Fool AIPAC but Not Us Beilin stated the key to understanding the prime minister is his choice of words, the ?elimination? of terror, not the ?prevention? of terror, explaining this guarantees there will be no additional progress vis-?-vis the implementation of the Road Map Plan.

05-24-05 - US accuses Syria of undermining Mideast peace process

05-24-05 - Palestinians must fix financial problems-Wolfensohn

05-24-05 - Just In Time Terrorism: Al-Qaeda in Palestine

05-24-05 - Glick: Imprisoned Pollard is Bad For US, Israel and US Jewry

05-24-05 - Ex-Analyst Is Expected to Face New Charges A former Pentagon analyst, already accused of illegally disclosing military secrets, will be charged as early as Tuesday with illegally keeping classified documents at his home in West Virginia

05-24-05 - Pelosi Delivers Speech to American Israel Public Affairs Committee; Text of Remarks "There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. This is absolute nonsense. In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.

05-24-05 - State of exclusion Seven women from Birmingham recently attempted to take money to a project for needy Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories.

05-24-05 - Both Palestinians and Israelis will benefit from a boycott

05-23-05 - Israeli military, police and settlers prevent Palestinians from grazing A ten-year-old Palestinian boy needed six stitches in his chin as a result of an injury from a rock thrown by a settler. On Monday, 16 May, 2005 twenty settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds and their animals on this "disputed" land, killing three sheep and injuring several others (four of these injured sheep have since died).

05-23-05 - Ch. 10: Soldiers used Palestinian teenager as a human shield

05-23-05 - Israeli Knesset: Do Not Extend Discriminatory Law

05-23-05 - AIPAC rejects PA request on US aid bill AIPAC rejected a request of the Palestinian Authority not to interfere in the approval of a bill that would allocate $200 million of aid to the PA, Israel Radio reported.

05-23-05 - Israeli Occupation Turns Nablus into Waste Dump and Settlements Sewage System Jabr added that all the settlements of Nablus pump their waste water; domestic or industrial, into the valleys and fields owned by Palestinians, which polluted every component of the environment and affected human beings and animals alike.

05-23-05 - Rice urges Mideast parties to fulfill peace obligations Speaking to a conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPIC),

05-23-05 - Palestinian moderately hurt by PA police officers in Ramallah

05-23-05 - Abbas heads to U.S., wants Bush to pressure Israel Sharon's top security adviser Dov Weisglass will precede Abbas to Washington on Tuesday to urge the White House not to promise the Palestinian leader any concrete steps towards statehood, a senior Israeli political source said

05-23-05 - Pressure grows on Palestinian leader to delay parliamentary elections But Hamas has warned that it will view any postponement as a breach of the agreement which brought it into the ceasefire.

05-23-05 - Sharon tells U.S. Jews: Israel will never negotiate over J'lem Weissglas will tell the officials that if the U.S. takes steps to support the Palestinians on the eve of the pullout it could make it more difficult for Sharon to implement his disengagement plan.

05-23-05 - Youth arrested west of Bethlehem Israeli army spokesperson released to contradicting statements on the event; first statement reported that the youth was carrying a fake bomb, which was composed of a car battery and some wires, while the second report revealed that after the soldiers searched the youth, they found an artificial explosive belt.

05-23-05 - Bush to Urge Abbas to Stamp Out Terror She also suggested that Israel could not be expected to negotiate peace terms if terror and authoritarian rule were not curbed in the Middle East

05-23-05 - American think-tank looks ahead to Palestine, 2015

05-23-05 - What Abbas wants from US

05-23-05 - AIPAC vows all employees will obey U.S. laws Kohr said that the strong attendance at the convention proved how great the support for it was in the American Jewish community and sent a message to Israel's and AIPAC's opponents as well as the Jewish community that "we are here to stay."

05-23-05 - Encouraged by cease-fire, Palestinians plunge into stocks

05-23-05 - Sharon sets Israeli terms before Abbas visits U.S Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday coupled a long-standing vow to hold on to three West Bank settlement blocs forever with a signal that other parts of the occupied area could be traded for peace

05-23-05 - News Analysis: Abbas expected to balance US Mideast position

05-23-05 - 'Balanced' view of M-E issue

05-23-05 - Speaker Hastert Address to American Israel Public Affairs Committee Annual Policy Conference We must demand that Syria remove all its forces, both military and intelligence assets, out of Lebanon. We must cooperate to end Iran's continued financial support of Hezbollah. We must cautiously support European efforts to cease Iranian plans to develop nuclear weapons. Whose war is this?

05-23-05 - Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza to mediate between Fatah, Hamas

05-23-05 - Chinese FM to visit Palestinian territories in June

05-23-05 - Getting Published While a Spat Is Hot At issue is a coming book by Mr. Finkelstein, "Beyond Chutzpah," which charges Mr. Dershowitz with distorting facts in his 2003 book "The Case for Israel." Mr. Dershowitz's book sought to counter many modern criticisms of Israel; much of "Beyond Chutzpah" consists of point-by-point responses

05-23-05 - AIPAC Strikes Back In what seems to be AIPAC's answer to the latest Star Wars theme, an interactive display on Iran's nuclear program has been set up this week in our nation's capital.

05-23-05 - American Anglican bishop opposes divestment in Israel Shaw wrote that divestment was "especially inappropriate" at a time he described as a "period of hope for peace" in the Middle East. He said divestment would harm Palestinians because of the connection between the Israeli and Palestinian economies

05-23-05 - Academics may end Israel boycott

05-23-05 - Reaching the un-reached On a sunny Thursday morning, we headed towards Mneizel to immunize children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) as part of the national immunization campaign.

05-22-05 - Hebron: 32 Israeli Peace Activists Arrested While Attempting to Visit Palestinian Families in Tel Rumeida A dozen settlers had attacked the Abu Haikel home, and moved closer as they stoned and broke windows where the children hid in fear. Israeli soldiers did nothing. Abu Haikel rushed to protect his children and was subsequently blindfolded and detained by soldiers while his children cried.

05-22-05 - Mother of shot activist accuses Israeli army of cover-up Israel also refused to cooperate with a British coroner's inquiry and barred Mr Hurndall's brother, Billy, from travelling to Israel to investigate the shooting.

05-22-05 - Israeli officers seek Gaza pullout delay - source Some top Israeli army officers want to delay a withdrawal from the Gaza Strip for up to six months due to slow preparations and worries over the strength of Palestinian militants

05-22-05 - Truce and reforms on the agenda as Abbas heads to the White House

05-22-05 - Palestinians, Israelis protest as Laura Bush visits Jerusalem holy sites Ashraqi told AFP: "We told her about the reality of the occupation and how it interferes with everything in our lives. We also told her that we want President Bush's two-state vision to become a reality on the ground."

05-22-05 - Israel, Palestinians Pushed at World Forum Olmert said Israel would deny a chief demand of the Palestinians ? and of the World Bank ? for the reopening of a Palestinian-owned airport in Gaza, even after the Israeli pullout

05-22-05 - US lawmakers defend Bush Mideast policy at Jordan summit "If the United States were to give up its support of Israel this will lead to another Holocaust in the world like what happened in the last century," US Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon said on Saturday. But it's ok to do this to the Palestinians?

05-22-05 - Israeli soldiers foil suicide bombing

05-22-05 - Dubai billionaire wants to buy up Gaza

05-22-05 - Rafah activist ?killed by British doctors?

05-22-05 - Protesters Heckle Laura Bush in Jerusalem

05-22-05 - Jayyous Gate 25 Reopened, Permits Needed for Farming Equipment Earlier this week, Israeli Forces reopened West Jayyous Gate 25, but Palestinian villagers need Israeli permits for gate access for their farming equipment and donkey carts. Since the construction of the separation barrier in Jayyous, Israeli bulldozers razed several hundred citrus and olive trees. Moreover, the farmers lost access to six groundwater wells they used for farmland irrigation. The wells are on the Israeli side. As a result of the lack of irrigation approximately 15,000 citrus and live trees died. The farmers received no compensation for their agricultural loss.

05-22-05 - 350 Palestinian Child Prisoners in Israeli Jails, PPS Says

05-22-05 - Jumblatt calls for armed Palestinian brigade President of the Democratic Gathering and Chouf MP Walid Jumblatt said the creation of an armed Palestinian brigade attached to the Lebanese Army Command would resolve the issue of the refugee camps' disarmament

05-22-05 - Jerusalem residents scramble to fight wall

05-22-05 - Hurndall trial nears completion

05-22-05 - Olmert: Egypt May Take Over Gaza Crossing

05-22-05 - Hecklers Target Ariel Sharon in New York

05-22-05 - Sharon Demands End to Palestinian Attacks Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday demanded an end to recent Palestinian attacks in the Gaza Strip, saying there must be "complete quiet" for peace-making to move forward

05-22-05 - Impacting on AIPAC A survey recently commissioned by the National Journal magazine among members of Congress ranked AIPAC second on a list of the most effective lobbies in Congress. What does that mean? That even under investigation, AIPAC still has immense power and that members of Congress are not unnerved by the rumors and reports.

05-22-05 - Jerusalemites call on intl community to save their lands

05-22-05 - Hamas says ready to hold dialogue with US, Britain

05-22-05 - Militants held by Palestinians start hunger strike

05-22-05 - George Galloway Receives A Hero's Welcome Home Galloway also announced that a Respect victory at Tower Hamlets would result in it being twinned with Jenin in occupied Palestine and that he would fly the Palestinian flag from the town hall, an echo of his campaign in Dundee, Scotland.

05-22-05 - Court: Vanunu did not violate parole conditions by visiting PA

05-22-05 - PM: Pullout will take place 'exactly as scheduled' Sharon, speaking to reporters while en route to the United States, rejected the idea of postponing the disengagement for six months

05-22-05 - West Bank: USAID launches $12 million road reconstruction program

05-22-05 - Leaders of Palestinian factions in Syria hold talks on truce

05-22-05 - Best Policy: Talk Tough with Israel Why is there no action from the president? Is it because he remembers when his father, back in 1991, did something similar by suggesting to delay the $10 billion loan guarantee to Israel as long as it continued to build illegal settlements on the West Bank only to see his father have to apologize a few days later for suggesting such a move?

05-22-05 - Ibrahim becomes Avraham

05-22-05 - Jordan, PA and Israel agree to save Dead Sea

05-22-05 - No agendas at the Agency helm People with an extreme right-wing agenda, who are unwilling to tolerate any compromise with the Arab world and the Palestinian people in an effort to obtain peace agreements, figure prominently among Sharansky's supporters in the Jewish world

05-22-05 - WEF expands education initiative to Palestinian Authority

05-22-05 - Palestinians' mass march on Netzarim They will storm the homes of the settlers, pulverize them and turn them into dust. "The flocks of settlers," as they are often called in the Palestinian media, are to the Palestinians the embodiment of the cruelty and evil of the Israeli occupier. All the frustration and the bitterness of the residents of Gaza will be directed against the houses, and against anything that remains in Gush Katif and in the other settlements

05-22-05 - Why Israel must make sacrifices A trip to Gaza has convinced a Lib Dem peer that Sharon's policy is self-defeating

05-21-05 - Call for the release of two peaceful demonstrators! Riyad Muhammad Yassin Barnat, a 28-year-old construction worker and farmer, father of four, and ?Alian Ibrahim Ahmad Abu Rahmeh, a 29-year-old school-bus driver, father of two, have been detained by the Israeli army following a peaceful demonstration in their West Bank village of Bil?in on 28 April 2005.

05-21-05 - Israelis close key Gaza checkpoint Effectively dividing the area into two parts, the closure has paralysed traffic between the northern and southern Gaza Strip

05-21-05 - Abbas to ask Bush for clarifications on peace plan "We want two basic issues. We want him to give us political support and economic support that was promised by Congress because our people are in dire need of it," Abbas said

05-21-05 - Palestinians win deal with gunmen to save truce

05-21-05 - Israel, Palestinians disagree on summit plan Palestinian officials have said President Mahmoud Abbas would meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on June 7, but Mr Sharon's aides denied a date had been set or plans finalised

05-21-05 - Mideast water shortage could fuel political tensions: experts

05-21-05 - Al-Qaeda gains Palestine foothold the Jerusalem Post has quoted unnamed Palestinian Authority security officials as saying that a new group called Jundallah or 'Allah's Brigade' had links to the terrorist organisation headed by Osama bin Laden.

05-21-05 - Israel Denies Coma Patient Life-Saving Treatment Abroad

05-21-05 - Hebron: 32 leftists arrested Left-wing activists come to neighborhood of Tel Rumeida to express solidarity with Palestinians, say settlers threw objects at them

05-21-05 - First Lady emerges as Bush's secret weapon Palestinians were furious to learn that it listed Jericho, a key West Bank town in the territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority, as part of Israel. Mrs Bush, 58, is due to visit Jericho today as her tour, which also takes in Israel and Egypt, continues

05-21-05 - Belief In Al-Arian-9/11 Link False Yet Not Uncommon

05-21-05 - Hezbollah fires rockets on Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms Lebanese militiamen fired rockets on the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms district causing no casualties, in response to Israeli warning fire at shepherds who had entered prohibited territory, officials on both sides said

05-21-05 - U.S. Senator Tells Arabs to Focus on Home While top Israeli and Palestinian officials discussed security at a Middle East forum Saturday, an American senator advised Arab leaders to focus on injustices in their own countries and reminded them that U.S. policy is security for Israel first and justice for Palestinians "if possible."

05-21-05 - World Activists to Protest Pro-Israel Conf. in US The coalition includes prominent congressmen as Paul Findley, a Republican Congressman from Illinois, who said the US strategic relations with Israel discredit the image of the US and drag Washington into unnecessary wars with Iran and Syria.

05-21-05 - US Jews plan show of support for PM While AIPAC publicly touts its strengths ? with some 5,000 people expected, this conference may be the biggest in the organization's 51 years, it draws more members of Congress than nearly any other non-government event and it culminates in a massive show of lobbying for Israel on Capitol Hill

05-21-05 - Jewish fanatics flood into Gaza to resist withdrawal The new arrivals are Jews of the extreme right, many of them Americans. They are the vanguard of a radical force building up in Gush Katif, a string of Israeli farming communities separated by barbed wire and army posts from 1.3m Palestinians who are crowded into Gaza?s refugee camps.

05-21-05 - Why Israel must make sacrifices

05-21-05 - Love letters to Hamas, Hizbullah Senior Hamas and Hizbullah members receive letters from American and British governments, report two United Arab Emirates? newspapers

05-21-05 - Cisco Systems to supply Palestine Telecoms

05-21-05 - Iran deplores US, Israeli policies

05-21-05 - Sharon's visit to America misses chance to set diplomatic agenda Israel's ability to maintain the security envelope around the Gaza Strip after the retreat is on a collision course with the internationally financed construction of the Gaza Port

05-21-05 - Book Review: Sabra and Shatila 1982

05-21-05 - U.S. split over gesture to Abbas ahead of talks

05-21-05 - Israeli, Palestinian share hopes Women seek to reconcile adversaries.

05-21-05 - Laura Bush urges Arab women role

05-21-05 - More Manly Galloways, Fewer Slimy Colemans Long before Iraq became an issue, the outspoken Galloway was a gallant defender of Palestinian rights. Both in England and the U.S., to speak up for Palestinians will get you on the s-list right away. Fanatical supporters of Israel are well-entrenched in both the British and American establishments.

05-20-05 - Resident injured in Bilin, dozens suffer gas inhalation

05-20-05 - Jewish settlers seize more Palestinian land They uprooted olive and almond trees that were planted more than forty years ago from lands owned by Palestinian Tawfiq al-Amouri.

05-20-05 - Palestinian killed in Gaza attack

05-20-05 - PALESTINE RELIEF AGENCY SHARES HOPES, FEARS FOR GAZA DISENGAGEMENT WITH DONORS, HOST AUTHORITIES However, UNRWA told donors that even large amounts of international aid would not help the two thirds of Gaza that lives in abject poverty, unless Palestinians were given much-improved access to the outside world.

05-20-05 - Israel controls 90% of Palestinian water resources

05-20-05 - Palestinian Envoy Dismisses Israel Pullout

05-20-05 - Palestinian official says U.S. should aid Abbas

05-20-05 - Trees uprooted, farmlands bulldozed near Bethlehem

05-20-05 - Palestinian security chief exasperated over Hamas truce violations

05-20-05 - Bill Would Tie U.S. Dues to U.N. Reform But there are well-known ones as well, including the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, and UNRWA, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees

05-20-05 - Poem about Palestinian victim in Norwegian exam makes Israel see red

05-20-05 - U.S. Pressures Mideast on Peace Washington will provide grant money and diplomatic support for reformers, bankrolling grass-roots projects it deems worthwhile, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said in a keynote speech at a World Economic Forum conference on the Middle East at this Dead Sea resort.

05-20-05 - Abbas looks for India's support

05-20-05 - Photo essay award Norwegian's photos chart Yasser Arafat's failing health

05-20-05 - CNIF Ad Calls for AIPAC to Register as the Agent of a Foreign Government

05-20-05 - Republicans threaten to starve UN of funds The bill targets programmes, including the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, which the Israeli government has been campaigning against.

05-20-05 - Hall of Mirrors "If I am the prosecutor, what I really want to prosecute is not AIPAC," says Rishikoff. "I want to start prosecuting anyone who thinks they can give information to AIPAC. I want to use this as a test case, to stop people feeling the US has a special relationship with this group."

05-20-05 - Academics' Union to Reconsider Boycott

05-20-05 - Israeli Arsenal Vexes Nuclear Negotiators ''The world does well to remember that most Middle East weapons programmes began as a response to Israel's nuclear weapons,''

05-20-05 - Hamas' election victories foment funding dilemma

05-20-05 - India to give 15-mn-dollar aid to Palestine

05-20-05 - Palestinian official warns Israel against crackdown on militants

05-20-05 - Israeli university plea to stop academic boycott

05-20-05 - Raising a barrier and disputes The 25-foot-high concrete wall set to curl along the tomb's perimeter will make it a de facto part of abutting Jerusalem and place it off-limits to West Bankers, including Bethlehem residents.

05-20-05 - Libya: No problem dealing with Israel

05-20-05 - May 23rd AIPAC Protest (with Three Speakers)

05-20-05 - US first lady starts Mideast tour citing image woes Laura Bush said she hoped her five-day mission to Jordan, Israel, the West Bank and Egypt, on which she will stress the importance of giving more political freedom to women, will help repair that damage.

05-19-05 - Israel's silent nuclear attack revealed The uranium level in the Hebron valley is ten times higher than the permitted concentration

05-19-05 - Ex-Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon: Temple Mount attack would trigger 'total war' An attack by extreme-right Jews on the Temple Mount would trigger a large-scale war between Israel and the Muslim world, former Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon told readers yesterday. Neocons want this 'clash of the civilizations'

05-19-05 - 'Stop mortar fire - or we willí

05-19-05 - Abbas seeks support from Pakistan

05-19-05 - AIPAC Will Focus on Policy at Gathering Israel has suggested that resettlement costs could run as high as $3.5 billion. AIPAC will be charged with laying the groundwork for pushing through any additional aid packages. In addition to direct aid, that could mean new U.S. loan guarantees for Israel. Another crucial plank at the conference is backing for the Iran Freedom Support bill, a measure to strengthen sanctions against Iran by penalizing foreign countries that invest in Iran?s energy sector and to provide funding to democratic groups in the Islamic republic.

05-19-05 - EU: Israel-PA trade deal must remain in effect after pullout Thus far, Israel has refused to participate with regard to joint Israeli-Palestinian projects, because it views the EU's trade agreement with the Palestinians as indirect European recognition of a Palestinian state.

05-19-05 - Beit Lakia boys killed in IDF ambush, Palestinians claim

05-19-05 - Israeli Solidarity Visit to Hebron's Families Hebron's settler population has taken advantage of the heightened focus on Gaza to escalate their violence against Palestinian families and to expand their settlement, practically unchallenged

05-19-05 - India fully supports the Palestinian cause: E Ahamed

05-19-05 - Probe of former AIPAC staffers centers around Iraq information garnered during the investigation into alleged leaks from a Pentagon analyst to the two former AIPAC staffers suggests the FBI began probing AIPAC officials just before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

05-19-05 - Indian, Palestinian leaders meet on Mid-East peace

05-19-05 - UN Trains Newly Elected Palestinian Mayors

05-19-05 - Hamas rejects court decisionson election

05-19-05 - China to offer Palestine 50 mln yuan assistance

05-19-05 - Leaders to gather at World Economic Forum Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and others hope to lure Arab investors to Gaza as his administration seeks help to pull out of a recession described by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern history.

05-19-05 - Occupation will lead to collapse of Zionism

05-19-05 - Record breaker "The Israeli people and government are exactly like any other peoples or governments in the world. If they escape unpunished for their crimes and illegal activities then they are more likely to keep doing them then if there is a price to pay for such transgressions they will be more careful."

05-19-05 - Palestinian court decides to re-hold elections in Beit Lahya

05-19-05 - World Bank to set up liaison office for Israeli cos World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute director Yechiel Assia last week signed an agreement to set up a Private Sector Liaison Office (PSLO) in Israel that will help Israeli companies participate in World Bank projects in third countries.

05-19-05 - NPR Mideast coverage may be monitored

05-19-05 - Respect to fly Palestinian flag Tower Hamlets could be twinned with Jenin in Palestine if George Galloway's Respect party is successful in next year's local council election

05-19-05 - Slap in the Face As Edward Abington, the Palestinian Authority consultant said (as reported by Glenn Kessler in the Washington Post, May 5, 2005) in reaction to Congressional move, "The Palestinians will not see this money for months and months."

05-19-05 - Palestinian leader concludes China tour

05-19-05 - Palestinians in Iraq call on the PLC to protect them

05-19-05 - AIPAC claims to have fired employees being investigated by FBI but continues to pay attorney fees

05-18-05 - Violence Threatens to Halt Mideast Talks The trouble began just after midnight with Israeli soldiers shooting and killing a 22-year-old Hamas militant on the Gaza-Egypt border.

05-18-05 - Palestinian leader's dream: an independent state, a normal life

05-18-05 - Abbas receives promises of economic cooperation as he meets Chinese leaders

05-18-05 - Soldier who fired at unarmed Palestinian sentenced to prison

05-18-05 - Tight Israeli borders risk choking Palestinian business

05-18-05 - UN's top political official warns of increase in Israeli-Palestinian violence The United Nations also remains "extremely concerned" about Israel's continued construction of a barrier in the West Bank, which cuts deeply into Palestinian territory near the settlement of Ariel, Prendergast said.

05-18-05 - Pulling US strings on Israel

05-18-05 - Iran boasts of quick defeat of Israel

05-18-05 - Senior Palestinian slams cleric for anti-Semitism

05-18-05 - Israel offers settlers a land swap

05-18-05 - Palestinian parliament okays new electoral law

05-18-05 - EI EXCLUSIVE: "Not prepared to concede one metre": Apartheid in the Galilee

05-18-05 - Palestinians seek India?s help to push Middle East peace

05-18-05 - Absentees law still in effect in East Jerusalem

05-18-05 - World Orthodox church leaders to decide on future of embattled J'lem patriarch

05-18-05 - Bush?s Palestinian Tightrope President George W. Bush?s national-security officials suggest that if all goes well with Israel?s withdrawal from Gaza?and if an effective and peaceful Palestinian state emerges there

05-18-05 - NPR Radio Wars Putting Jewish Groups In A Bind it worries some Jewish leaders because of the possibility the pro-Israel agenda could become ensnared in a political spat involving charges of censorship and partisan bias.

05-18-05 - UNRWA displays major achievements

05-18-05 - EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson to visit Israel, Palestinian Authority and Jordan; stresses role of trade in Middle East stability

05-18-05 - Israeli and Syrian officials may meet Representatives of Syria and Israel, including Vice Premier Shimon Peres, could meet discretely at World Economic Forum

05-18-05 - What's 'American' About the American Israel Public Affairs Committee?

05-18-05 - 100 Israeli terror victims to testify at Florida trial of alleged Jihad fundraisers The Israeli witnesses, flying to Florida at the expense of the U.S. government

05-18-05 - Int'l Christian Embassy honored indicative of the importance Israel is now placing on its ties with Christian supporters around the world, and the staunchly pro-Israel Evangelical Christian community in particular

05-18-05 - Better Communications Efforts Can Significantly Improve America's Image in the M Rather than trying--and failing--to persuade Muslims to support American policies in Iraq or Palestine, the report says that the United States should publicize its significant development aid to their lands

05-17-05 - Clashes near Hebron, four injured

05-17-05 - Palestinian refugee shot on border A volunteer guard at the Rafah refugee camp, 22-year-old Ahmed Barhoum was hit in the head by a bullet early on Wednesday morning.

05-17-05 - Jewish Settlers attempt to burry a Palestinian Alive

05-17-05 - Church of England debates withdrawal of Caterpillar investments

05-17-05 - Palestinian court deals Hamas election blow A Palestinian court on Tuesday threw out voting results in parts of Rafah, the southern Gaza town where the militant Islamic group swept to victory in a local election this month.

05-17-05 - 'Aqsa attack plotters' released Police said that the men would not be charged because no part of the plan was carried out.

05-17-05 - Now Hamas must come into its own

05-17-05 - Weissglas, Bachar to seek U.S. aid for Galilee and Negev Israel is seeking millions of dollars for the projects, as well as to move army camps from the Gaza Strip as part of the disengagement.

05-17-05 - U.S. security envoy praises Palestinian reforms

05-17-05 - Israel releases Jewish extremists who plotted Al-Aqsa attack Israel's Justice Ministry said the suspects would not be indicted because there was no evidence they carried out any part of the plot

05-17-05 - Update From Palestine

05-17-05 - Palestinian leader says to ask for direct U.S. aid

05-17-05 - Abbas expected to seek Chinese support as he arrives in Beijing "As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has always followed (Middle East developments) closely and tried to seek lasting peace in the Middle East,"

05-17-05 - Malaysia criticizes Israeli action toward Mahathir Describing the action as arrogant, the deputy prime minister said: "Jerusalem is not theirs (Israel's) is an open town that anyone can visit,"

05-17-05 - First lady to promote women's rights in Middle East

05-17-05 - 'Sickened' Israel spy meets envoy in jail

05-17-05 - Spy Pollard Denounces Ambassador's Visit

05-17-05 - Palestinian drinkers can hold their own Taybeh beer (pronounced Tie-bay), "the politically correct Palestinian tipple", is going places, according to the Sunday Times Style magazine

05-17-05 - Israel to investigate poor treatment of Filipinos on Tel Aviv flights The Philippines have complained against the overly strict scrutiny of Filipinos boarding flights to Tel Aviv including assigning them to seats at the rear of the aircraft and confiscating their cellular phones.

05-17-05 - Young Israelis protest Gaza pullout Hundreds of young protesters flooded Israeli courtrooms on Tuesday after blocking dozens of highways a day before, the most disruptive demonstration yet against the planned summer pullout from Gaza and part of the West Bank

05-17-05 - Israeli intelligence chief set for showdown with Jewish extremists

05-17-05 - "Plan being chalked out to assassinate Sharon"

05-17-05 - Workers Union condemns the arrest of 600 workers in Israel

05-17-05 - Haifa University students protest against 'racist' conference on demography

05-17-05 - WANTED: Middle East Mediator There are countless reasons for the US to take a backseat in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the strongest being the quagmire that the US created for itself in Iraq, as well as the constantly increasing investment that Israel drains from the US both financially and politically. Sooner or later the US must take action to remove Israel from dominating its domestic agenda

05-17-05 - Abbas hails China's fair stance on Middle East issue

05-17-05 - Action Alert: CPB Turns to NPR as Latest "Bias" Target Right-wing group may study "pro-Arab" slant While NPR's Mideast coverage has frequently been criticized by pro-Israel partisans, research and analysis by FAIR has found a strong and consistent slant on NPR toward an Israeli perspective on the conflict.

05-17-05 - Ronaldo happy to contribute towards peace in Middle East "I hope my visit here ... (will encourage) ... other famous people to visit Palestine and to enjoy this beautiful country,"

05-17-05 - Ronaldo hears of occupation woes

05-17-05 - Al-Haq: Israel's land swap with Palestinians is illegal

05-17-05 - 'What Wild West scenario?' Palestinian minister Mohammed Dahlan talks to Ynet about the future of settler homes should Israel decide to leave them standing after pullout

05-17-05 - Israelis 'hopeful' on release for U.S. spy Pollard

05-17-05 - Minister slams police over Gaza "I'm certain that if the Palestinians had used the same methods (as the Jewish protestors) to torpedo a government decision we would not have been soft" in cracking down on them

05-17-05 - Some Gaza settlers agree move to Israel

05-17-05 - 107-year-old woman to vote in parliamentary elections

05-17-05 - Palestinian visitor making progress for peace

05-17-05 - Let's paint the separation fence! The play examines life alongside the separation fence and the suffering of nearby residents

05-16-05 - Israelis arrested for plotting attack on Islam's third holiest shrine One of the nine suspects was arrested on suspicion of planning to buy a miniature remote-controlled plane, stuff it with explosives and bring it down over the compound

05-16-05 - Israel to Begin Extending West Bank Barrier Israel is already building sections of the barrier elsewhere on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Once the barrier rings the entire city, it would cut off eastern Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim as their future capital, from its West Bank hinterland

05-16-05 - Palestinians Lost Homes and Homeland But Not Their History

05-16-05 - Palestinian 'knifeman' shot dead Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian at a military checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarm.

05-16-05 - Ronaldo scores with Palestinian fans On Monday - just for a moment - the people of Ramallah forgot their situation, their tough lives. They will not however forget this day for a long time.

05-16-05 - Hero's welcome for Ronaldo on visit to poverty-stricken West Bank Brazilian and Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo was mobbed by dozens of young Palestinian football fans as he paid a morale-boosting visit to the poverty-stricken West Bank.

05-16-05 - Israel's identity crisis Sharon's national-security advisor, Giora Eiland, presented the findings of an interagency group reinforced with academic legal experts, including well-known Israeli liberals. He argued that Israel must preserve its Jewish identity through a long-term Jewish majority, and that the growing Arab minority would eventually demand collective national rights

05-16-05 - Palestinian police fight each other in brief Gaza gunbattle

05-16-05 - Japan PM promises Abbas more aid for Palestinians Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that Tokyo will extend an additional $100 million in aid for Palestinians to help establish peace in the Middle East

05-16-05 - Minister of Health Asserts Israel Buried 80 Tons of Nuclear Waste in oPt

05-16-05 - Interview: Abbas expects China to play bigger role in Mideast affairs

05-16-05 - FBI questions four reporters in AIPAC case the indictment could be expanded to include additional charges. In that event, pressure would increase on Franklin to cooperate with the prosecution and provide them with incriminating information about two former senior officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

05-16-05 - Israel bans former Malaysian PM

05-16-05 - Israeli security chief faces challenge of Jewish extremists

05-16-05 - Despite poverty, many Palestinians want Israeli buildings demolished

05-16-05 - "Key of Return", a Marriage Gift in Gaza

05-16-05 - Civil Administration willing to meet Hamas

05-16-05 - Palestinian FM plans Beirut visit after elections

05-16-05 - Moussa expresses Arab League solidarity with Palestinians on Nakba day The official accused Israel of trying to deceive the world into believing that its proposed withdrawal from the Gaza strip a painful concession for which Tel Aviv should be rewarded by turning a blind eye to its continued settlement expansion and construction of the separation wall.

05-16-05 - HCJ hears petition from settlement on PA side of fence That would also mean that for the first time, the court would be ordering the state to build a fence separating Palestinian farmland from its Palestinian landowners.


05-16-05 - German politician says 'no' to Livni German Justice Minister cites 'ideology', refuses to meet Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni at East Jerusalem office

05-16-05 - Speed Bumps on Democracy Boulevard by Patrick J. Buchanan In brief, our friends do not want free elections held on schedule this July, because they are afraid they will lose

05-16-05 - Plaudits to Israel's conscientious objectors

05-16-05 - 90th Peace Activist To Be Deported By Israel

05-16-05 - APN Calls on Bush Administration to Work Against Pending Annexation of Maaleh Adumim

05-16-05 - Sources: Iraq's Talabani met "Israeli military official" at undisclosed location; exchanged letters with Sharon

05-15-05 - Palestinians Lament Founding of Israel

05-15-05 - Abbas says redress for refugees is key to peace

05-15-05 - Al-Nakba Remembered

05-15-05 - Time to confront reality: Nakba Day speech in Oak Park

05-15-05 - No peace without Palestinian state: Abbas "Peace, stability and security in the Middle East can only be achieved with a just solution to our cause, based on the international resolutions, which stress our people's right to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital,"

05-15-05 - Palestinian head Abbas calls for support from Japan

05-15-05 - Jayyous Gate 25 Closed to Palestinian Farmers The gate is the single entrance to 8000 dunums of Palestinian land that contain tree orchards and vegetable crops.

05-15-05 - World watch Yet though the majority of Israelis support withdrawal, evidence is mounting that it is, as feared, intended to buy time and consolidate the hold on the big West Bank settlement blocs, cutting off Jerusalem and keeping Palestinians behind the "security fence" in disconnected enclaves that cannot be a viable state.

05-15-05 - New Shin Bet Chief Behind Killings Policy

05-15-05 - Israeli Lawyer: Peace Is Unattainable Unless Israel Admits Responsibility for the Palestinian Catastrophe

05-15-05 - Cabinet okays limits on citizenship for Palestinians

05-15-05 - In name of safety, wall divides Palestinians from their lives

05-15-05 - A Village Gone, But Not Forgotten

05-15-05 - Human Barrels block annexations wall

05-15-05 - Settlers erect a tent on villagers' land near Nablus

05-15-05 - Bush Administration Sets Parameters Ahead of PA General Election David Satterfield, the second-ranking official at the US State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, has announced the Bush administration will not recognize Hamas or Hizbullah members elected to office in the upcoming Palestinian Authority (PA) general election unless they lay down their arms

05-15-05 - Gaza pullout opponents trigger bomb alert in Israel "The withdrawal will blow up in your face,"

05-15-05 - American Checks for Israeli Checkpoints Diverting to Israel millions from monies promised to the Palestinian Authority in order to reinforce Israeli checkposts deep inside Palestinian territories is a multiple insult to Palestinians.

05-15-05 - Greek patriarch files police complaint against former aide

05-15-05 - A rumbling dispute about truth in academe On Tuesday, the University of Haifa's Herzl Center is holding a conference under the title "The Demographic Problem and Israel's Demographic Policy."

05-15-05 - Sanctions Can Work Shamefully, the UN has failed to act. Israel knows it can rely on the US to block sanctions just as it stymied moves to impose sanctions against South Africa.

05-15-05 - Palestine's Ambassador to Berlin Criticizes Fischer's Words on Wall

05-15-05 - Justice and justice Jewish administrative detainees have the right to know accusations and evidences brought against them, Palestinian detainees are not entitled to the same right.

05-15-05 - Settlers test out West Bank villages The settlers said they walked through the villages ? which Israelis are forbidden to enter ?to study "alternative routes" which they intend to use to infiltrate the settlements during their evacuation this summer.

05-15-05 - The world versus a nuclear Iran

05-15-05 - Jewish settlers behind Greek Orthodox patriarchate land deal

05-15-05 - PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to visit India

05-14-05 - Nakba Day -- a wound that never heals "Today we are living in the same condition as the Palestinians had suffered from 57 years ago, and the wounds of this disaster arestill open and bleeding for millions of displaced refugees in the occupied Palestinian territories and all over the world,"

05-14-05 - Events To Commemorate 57th Anniversary Of Nakba Launched

05-14-05 - Palestinians start to mark ?Nakba? anniversary

05-14-05 - Palestinians in Lebanon fear for the future

05-14-05 - President Abbas : "Incitement Can not Make Me Resign

05-14-05 - 7 more die as protests spread over reported Quran defiling

05-14-05 - Abbas on mission to seek Chinese, Japanese aid

05-14-05 - What did Arafat die of? Members of the ruling Fatah party have launched a campaign on the Internet to collect one million signatures to demand that the Palestinian Authority launch a thorough investigation into Yasser Arafat's death.

05-14-05 - Israel PM rules out new Lebanon reprisals after US warning

05-14-05 - UN, US express concern over Israel-Lebanon border flare-up

05-14-05 - Palestinian Leader to Meet With Bush

05-14-05 - Saudi ire at Koran 'desecration'

05-14-05 - Hamas success in Fatah heartland

05-14-05 - IAF F-16s to Canadian war games

05-14-05 - A New York Detective's Tricky Beat in Israel

05-14-05 - The Day After Peace: Designing Palestine The planners were daunted by the crazy quilt of Israeli settlements and Palestinian towns, overlaid with patchwork zones of Israeli or Palestinian control.

05-14-05 - Protests across Muslim world over Koran report

05-14-05 - Israel lets PA police carry arms in W. Bank

05-14-05 - Shalom: Improved world attitude towards Israel Ummm.. divestment, anyone?

05-14-05 - Abbas's China visit of great significance, Palestinian ambassador says

05-14-05 - Analysis: IDF waits for Nasrallah 'to make a mistake'

05-14-05 - Evangelicals, Israeli PM, Discuss Tourism, Divestment He said that the official policy of his organization was "to support the state of Israel come hell or high water...we fully support you, because we believe it is God's will."

05-14-05 - 'Palestinians to Overcome Radicalism and Terror'

05-14-05 - Bush Administration Vows To Boycott Hamas Militants Elected in Territories "You can't have a free country if a group of people are like an armed militia," Bush said, adding, "citizens' groups that are armed, trying to impose their will on a free society, is just not the definition of a free society." They'd rather have the voting done under the barrel of a foreign occupying power, I guess?...

05-14-05 - Outside View: What to do with Gaza blocs

05-14-05 - Blogs buzz over DePaul instructor's removal DePaul officials maintain that it was Klocek's "belligerent and menacing" behavior toward the pro-Palestinian students - not his views - that got him in trouble.

05-13-05 - Settlers attack, wound an aged man near Nablus

05-13-05 - Hamas rejects delaying July vote

05-13-05 - PA family beg for release of son kidnapped in Iraq

05-13-05 - Hizbollah, Israeli forces clash in border area

05-13-05 - Mideast peace group brings duo to Midwest

05-13-05 - Israel says Iran will have nuclear bomb knowledge

05-13-05 - Abbas to meet Bush in Washington on May 26

05-13-05 - 'U.S. aid to be cut in 3-4 years? Suuuurre

05-13-05 - Palestinian film brings occupation home

05-13-05 - Call for May 23rd Protest of AIPAC Annual Conference

05-13-05 - US Gays Launch Boycott of Jerusalem Gay Pride

05-13-05 - Israeli's protest gaza pullout

05-13-05 - Poll: Most Palestinians support pullout

05-13-05 - Hopes and fears of Palestinians at heart of film festival

05-13-05 - East Jerusalem U.S. consulate launches Arabic-language Web site

05-13-05 - Doran to head Mideast NSC desk

05-13-05 - Birzeit University International Work camp: Volunteer in Palestine this summer

05-12-05 - U.S. Anglicans eyeing divestment criticize Israel W. Bank policy The U.S. Episcopal Church, considering a review of investments in companies that do business with Israel, said on Thursday a high-level fact-finding team came back deeply disturbed after visiting the West Bank and nearby areas.

05-12-05 - Settlers march into Palestinian villages, sparking clashes In another incident, settlers marching from Elon Moreh to Itamar clashed with Palestinians near the village of Salem and burned down some 70 dunams of Palestinian orchards.

05-12-05 - Palestinians blamed for rocket attack on Israel

05-12-05 - Gaza Strip access deteriorates

05-12-05 - PA begins collecting arms from militants in towns

05-12-05 - Blasts in Shebaa Farms border area -Israel "These are presumed attacks from Lebanese territory," an army spokeswoman said. But she said that the exact cause of the explosions could not be confirmed until searches were conducted.

05-12-05 - PPS: Israel Arrested 800 Civilians Since Sharm Al Sheikh Understandings

05-12-05 - Nakba Day marked by pilgrimage to abandoned Israeli Arab villages

05-12-05 - Fish poisoned in Alexander River

05-12-05 - Koizumi to back Abbas's peace efforts

05-12-05 - Soccer star Ronaldo to visit West Bank, Israel

05-12-05 - Palestinians allege Israeli ambush in West Bank An investigation by the Israeli peace group Machsom (Checkpoint) Watch, based on a series of interviews with Palestinian eyewitnesses, raises serious questions as to the veracity of the official account of the confrontation

05-12-05 - UN nuclear talks break deadlock over Israeli arms The U.N. Security Council has long called for the Middle East to be transformed into a nuclear-free zone, and Egyptian U.N. Ambassador Maged Abdelaziz said the United States and European powers had assured the Arab world that they would work to bring the Jewish state into the NPT.

05-12-05 - Made in Palestine the larger issue here is that the question of Palestine has become so difficult to discuss, so thoroughly politicized, that anyone who acknowledges the existence and mistreatment of Palestinians is seen as either sanctioning terrorism, or being anti-Semitic, or both

05-12-05 - Signs may point to beginning of Gaza withdrawal Witnesses told the Palestinian daily al-Ayyam that Israeli bulldozers were seen razing greenhouses in the eastern part of Morag settlements Wednesday

05-12-05 - Senior Abbas aide calls for Palestinian elections delay

05-12-05 - Israel to demand UN action over rocket attacks Israel said it would lodge a complaint at the United Nations calling on Beirut to disarm all militias after a Katyusha-type rocket fired from southern Lebanon hit the Jewish state.

05-12-05 - Israeli threat to sue union over college boycott

05-12-05 - Israel chief of staff warns Iran over nuclear 'threat' As the world's only superpower, the United States had a duty to see the matter brought before the Security Council, Mofaz continued, saying Israel was sharing intelligence with Washington and other governments over Iran.

05-12-05 - Israeli air force to take part in Alberta war games; Palestinians opposed

05-12-05 - Hamas Rejects Hint Of Election Delay

05-12-05 - Palestinian minister visits Egypt to seek support

05-12-05 - A third intifada may come if Abbas fails

05-12-05 - Abbas aide calls for postponing summer parliamentary election

05-12-05 - MCC wants Foreign Minister Pettigrew to seek

05-12-05 - Pro-Palestinians target campuses with few Jews

05-12-05 - Internet, Radio Blamed for Discrimination

05-12-05 - Friends in High Places In a bid to court Muslim voters, top White House and political figures once met regularly with a Florida professor now accused of leading a terror group

05-12-05 - Israeli Government Donates Land for a Evangelical Christian Centre A US-based evangelical Christian group has received a donation of 35 acres of land beside the Sea of Galilee from the Israeli government, according to the Associated Press. The land will be used for building an evangelical Christian centre to boost Christian tourism.

05-12-05 - Israel Advocacy Today: Savvy Students Aren't Marching Anymore

05-12-05 - Spielberg to make film on 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes

05-11-05 - Army to grab 770 Dunams in Bethlehem, Hebron

05-11-05 - Al Kidwa Warns of Israeli Delay's Ramifications on Peace AL-kidwa said also that the continued Israeli occupation of land and the illegal settlement activities,the ongoing construction act of the illegal Apartheid Wall -Land Grab- and not implementing the handing back of the cities to the Palestinian control as mandated in Sharm Al Shiekh summit

05-11-05 - Arab-South America summit demands Israeli pullout from occupied territories

05-11-05 - Held Without Charge

05-11-05 - Israeli seizure of land and housing has made a two-state solution impossible says new study

05-11-05 - Palestinians Prepare To Mark the 57th Anniversary of Nakba


05-11-05 - Rights group slams US hypocrisy on refugees The head of an international human rights group yesterday accused the United States of ?hypocrisy? for refusing to support the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their former homes in Israel.

05-11-05 - Mofaz: Gaza plan 'to save W Bank' Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz has said the withdrawal of Jewish settlers from Gaza will allow Israel to extend its borders into the West Bank.

05-11-05 - 8814 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

05-11-05 - Gaza pullout diverting media gaze

05-11-05 - Qorei criticises Arab world for failing Jerusalem

05-11-05 - Study Reveals TV News Vastly Underreports Palestinian Children's Deaths

05-11-05 - Israeli pesticides destroy Lebanese tobacco crop

05-11-05 - Israel's Mofaz: razing settler homes may cost lives That never stopped them from razing Palestinian homes though

05-11-05 - Lebanese rocket lands in northern Israel

05-11-05 - Government plans tough new policy on citizenship, immigration There is broad agreement in the government and academia that the policy must be strict and make it difficult for non-Jews to obtain citizenship in Israel.

05-11-05 - Accuracy in Reporting of Israel/Palestine This study consists of a statistical examination of ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News coverage of the first year of the current Palestinian uprising, and of their coverage of that uprising in 2004.

05-11-05 - Ex-AIPAC man expects indictment,

05-11-05 - Brazilian President Defends Palestinian State in Summit

05-11-05 - Man Arrested for Having Uzi An ex-Israeli army soldier living in Queens has been arrested for plotting to buy a half-dozen hand grenades.

05-11-05 - Hamas raps PNA for not rejecting Israeli intervention

05-11-05 - Leftists commemorate Palestinian dead Israeli anarchist group puts up posters of Palestinian children killed by the IDF since the start of the Palestinian Intifadah

05-11-05 - U.S., UN mull international force at Shaba The United States and UN are looking into the possibility that an international force would replace Israel in the Shaba Farms area in exchange for Hezbollah's disarming and becoming a political party.

05-11-05 - Students mark Nakbah, Palestinian catastrophe

05-11-05 - Palestinian parliament fails to pass new electoral law

05-11-05 - Abbas questions Israeli democracy

05-11-05 - Argentina plans to open embassy in Ramallah

05-11-05 - Arabs and South Americans back Iraq and Palestinians

05-11-05 - Health Minister asked to explain why cancer wasn't mapped in Arab sector

05-11-05 - Israel warned against meddling in Palestinian internal affairs

05-11-05 - America's Pro-Israel Lobby Holds Its Annual Policy Conference in Washington D.C. Consistently ranked as the most influential foreign policy lobbying organization on Capitol Hill Look what's first on their agenda, what a surprise

05-11-05 - Soas faces action over alleged anti-semitism

05-11-05 - Israeli here urging end to occupation of territories

05-11-05 - Famed historian Michael Oren talks to the Maroon I have to have a guard now just for safety?s sake. [Looks around.] There isn?t one here? Huh. There was supposed to be.

05-11-05 - Former terrorist fuels controversy

05-10-05 - Settlers attack, wound a girl in Hebron

05-10-05 - Farmers, soldiers clash near Hebron

05-10-05 - Israel closes Palestinian vote offices in Jerusalem On Monday, Israeli occupation forces attacked residents of the West Bank village of Deir El-Assal, causing a Palestinian pregnant woman to abort and wounding a man.

05-10-05 - Despite ruling by attorney general, Palestinians still denied access to their land, High Court petition charges The state has still not given Palestinians who own agricultural lands in Jerusalem permits to enter and work on their lands, despite a ruling by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz that the 1950 Absentee Property Law does not apply to them.

05-10-05 - UN's Annan: Israel, Lebanon must respect border

05-10-05 - Israeli police shut two Palestinian electoral offices in Jerusalem Police ordered the offices in the Wadi al-Joz and Bab al-Magharbeh districts of annexed east Jerusalem to close and questioned their employees

05-10-05 - Cracks widen in Israel over Gaza pullout amid spectre of Hamas

05-10-05 - Palestinians doubt Israeli intention to leave Gaza

05-10-05 - Palestinian Gunmen Join Police Force

05-10-05 - PA to sound siren on 'Nakba Day'

05-10-05 - EU allocates huge funds to vulnerable Palestinians Thanks to the package, more than 180,000 people will have improved access to clean water and sanitation, some 120,000 inhabitants of the West Bank will benefit from temporary jobs and support to small-scale businesses, and 43,000 children will enjoy recreational activities in their schools and kindergartens.

05-10-05 - Israel to seal off Palestinian territories for four days The Israeli army said it is to seal off the West Bank and Gaza Strip from Tuesday night for four days during a period which the Jewish state commemorates its war dead and then marks independence day.

05-10-05 - Army to annex 14 Dunams near Salfit

05-10-05 - Study Reveals TV News Vastly Underreports Palestinian Children's Deaths

05-10-05 - PA Files Complaint with WHO Regarding Rafiah X-ray

05-10-05 - Abbas offers Mikati support on 1559

05-10-05 - Israeli Spy Scandal: Bloggers in the Dock? Gorilla in the Room blog was mysteriously deleted days ago, and resurrected from the cache by a fan or two

05-10-05 - Israel to strengthen ties with Europe

05-10-05 - Israelis fire artillery shells into Southern Lebanon the Lebanese police force said that the Israeli Army had fired eight artillery shells into Southern Lebanon near the disputed border region of the Shebaa Farms, causing damage but no casualties.

05-10-05 - Latin Americans, Arabs criticise rich countries "We must call upon the entire international community to find a final resolution (to the Palestinian issue), a solution that is definitive, so that everyone will do their best so that Israel will submit itself to international law and accept a negotiated peace,"

05-10-05 - Israeli soldier gets community service for raping child

05-10-05 - Abbas to visit Japan for talks with leader

05-10-05 - Brazil's Lula praises Palestinians, Abbas calls on Israel to stick to agreements

05-10-05 - Pollster Says Arab Views of US Affected More by Policy than Culture

05-10-05 - US supports Israel's disengagement plan

05-10-05 - Israeli doctors experimented on children

05-10-05 - IAF to keep its eye on Iranian Revolutionary Guards

05-10-05 - Ronaldo pitches up for Mideast peace

05-10-05 - Israeli envoy to visit Pollard Sharon, Shalom decide on pro-active approach to facilitate his release

05-10-05 - Five years later, London?s Palestine Film Festival evolves into major event

05-10-05 - Israel to strip bombers of residency

05-10-05 - Crusade movie strikes chord in Arab world

05-10-05 - AJC Calls on U.S. Universities to Increase Ties to Israeli Universities The American Jewish Committee is calling on U.S. universities to support academic freedom by increasing ties to Israeli universities following the outrageous recent decision of a British academic group to boycott Haifa and Bar-Ilan Universities.

05-10-05 - Judge Bars Discussion of Mideast Conflict


05-09-05 - Hebron Palestinian Families in Crisis Tel Rumeida settlers have escalated their violence and harassment of Palestinians over the last two months

05-09-05 - Clashes around Jerusalem shrine Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli police in east Jerusalem as tension soured around a historic compound holy to Muslims and Jews.

05-09-05 - Middle East issues tread on Latin American stage The inevitable political aspects have already caused Israel and the United States concern. A draft of the final declaration contained passages supporting the right of people to resist occupation, a sign of support for the Palestinians in their struggle against Israel.

05-09-05 - Residents halt Jenin clashes

05-09-05 - Gaza settler suspected of downing Palestinian electricity poles

05-09-05 - Palestinians criticize transfer postponement

05-09-05 - Ex-Mossad chief: U.S. may be in Iraq for years U.S. military forces may remain in Iraq for much longer than most Americans believe, and those forces may yet uncover weapons of mass destruction, the former Mossad intelligence chief Ephraim Halevy said yesterday.

05-09-05 - Israel has to rethink Gaza pullout if Hamas wins elections: Shalom Shalom was speaking as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced that the operation to pull troops and settlers out of the occupied territory was being postponed by three weeks until mid-August

05-09-05 - Mideast peace group meets on sidelines of Moscow ceremonies

05-09-05 - A No-Confidence Vote for Mr. Abbas

05-09-05 - From Uncle Sam to Gaza Abramoff is suspected of transferring USD 140,000 to the West Bank settlement of Beitar Elite from a fund he had established to support poverty-stricken children in the U.S., the report said.

05-09-05 - Behind The Smoke Screen Of The Gaza Pullout

05-09-05 - AIPAC Espionage and Abu Ghraib/Gitmo Torture discussed on 'Capital Gang' NOVAK: The other -- the other question is -- is the fact that this was obviously a part of the new neocon thing which is connected with Iran. And it is to show that our great danger now comes from Iran, and that's what all this information with Franklin is involved, and Franklin is supposed to be upset that we are not being attentive enough to Iran. And I have talked to some neocon people in the last week, and they say that we went in the wrong place in Iraq. We should have gone into Iran.

05-09-05 - Israel squeezes Gaza opposition

05-09-05 - Arab-S America summit to slam Israel

05-09-05 - Misfired shell hits Lebanon

05-09-05 - Catholic website hacked with jihad message Suuurrre, it was 'jihadi's that did it.

05-09-05 - Justice Barak says ICJ ruling has elements favorable to Israel "We are always criticizing the Hague opinion," said Barak. "But it also contains many things that are favorable to Israel. I can definitely see the possibility in the not too distant future when the state will base many of its arguments on this opinion." In other words, 'we will disregard the ruling, but in the future if it certain portions of the judgement suit our needs, we'll stick to those, thanks!'

05-09-05 - PM Sharon: Borders to be Determined During Final Status Talks with PA Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stated the final borders of the State of Israel would be determined in final stage negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority The only nation in the world that gets to redraw its borders at will, at the expense of others, and with the full backing of the United States.

05-09-05 - Palestinian children march against Israel

05-09-05 - Fatah commander demands amnesty

05-09-05 - Chaos, farce in Jerusalem The situation at the strife-ridden Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem remained tense over the weekend, with dissident clerics claiming to have foiled a plan by the deposed patriarch yesterday to lift cash and potentially incriminating documents from Church premises.

05-09-05 - Radical Christian peacemakers arrive in Palestine and Israel

05-09-05 - Time frays resolve to reach Palestine the reality remains that after decades in organized exile they remain an unloved underclass, constantly reminded they don't belong and must eventually leave. Horrible.

05-09-05 - Orthodox leader steps into fray The head of the Orthodox Church has sought to calm a row between the patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, and senior clerics demanding his removal.

05-09-05 - Goal for Gorilla in the Room Gorilla in the Room blog gets deleted under mysterious circumstances.

05-09-05 - Why I want to boycott Israel

05-08-05 - US Congress restricts direct aid to Palestinian Authority The Bush administration may bypass the restrictions. Israel will receive $50 million to upgrade passages through the fence.

05-08-05 - Israel seeks PR help for image makeover David Sable, who toured the separation fence recently, that they stop trying to counter the Palestinians' claims that the fence impairs everyday life. Instead, they will be focusing on Israel's contributions in technology, medicine, culture and other fields

05-08-05 - Israeli Figures: Settler Attacks Against Palestinians Rises by 52 Percent

05-08-05 - Israeli sniper blames British doctors for death of activist AN ISRAELI soldier on trial for killing Tom Hurndall, a British peace activist, has tried to deflect blame from himself by pointing to British doctors who treated Mr Hurndall.

05-08-05 - COHRE Reports on Israeli Seizure of Palestinian Lands Since 1800s Specifically, Israel's discriminatory policies towards Palestinians are shown to constitute violations of large numbers of key UN resolutions adopted by the international community over the past several decades.

05-08-05 - Palestinian fury after Sharon freezes prisoner releases Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon delivered a new blow to the troubled Middle East peace process by deciding to put on hold an agreement to release 400 Palestinian prisoners.

05-08-05 - Peres to 'Post': Pullout may not happen Less than three months before the disengagement plan is to be implemented, Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres told The Jerusalem Post Sunday he is still not convinced the plan will be carried out.

05-08-05 - "Aren't You Ashamed?" The use of lethal force on Palestinian demonstrators, even when they throw stones, expresses abysmal contempt for the life of non-Jews. That same officer would not have fired on Jewish demonstrators in similar circumstances.

05-08-05 - Yitzhar settler held under detention order; IDF wants dozens arrested Ofen, 34, the father of four, was arrested by police at the Hizme checkpoint north of Jerusalem Sunday afternoon, on suspicion of involvement in planning attacks against Palestinians

05-08-05 - Palestinian women need safe environment: Official

05-08-05 - Greek Orthodox patriarch awaits dismissal order

05-08-05 - Bil'in's Non Violent Direct Action

05-08-05 - Palestinians condemn Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque

05-08-05 - Hamas gains Palestinian political clout

05-08-05 - America's humiliating gift Recent conditions tacked onto a planned US grant from the American people is adding insult to Palestinian injury.

05-08-05 - Peace canal deal for thirsty Middle East

05-08-05 - Jonathan Pollard

05-08-05 - Peace may crumple due to Palestinian penury If disengagement is to have much positive impact on the Palestinian economy, it will therefore need to be accompanied by a swift ending of closures.

05-08-05 - Bush Thanks Putin for Help in Mideast "They talked about the need that one cannot flirt with terrorism or terrorists," Rice said. "I think that was really the essential issue here because they're very concerned about the Palestinian situation."

05-08-05 - Palestinians urged to defend al Aqsa Mosque Grand Mufti (Islamic chief) of Jerusalem Sheikh Ekrema Sabri called on the Palestinians on Sunday to defend the al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem against any possible attacks by Jewish extremist groups.

05-08-05 - Pollard says U.S. jailers tortured him, asks to be Prisoner of Zion

05-08-05 - Palestinian militants shut Gaza election offices

05-08-05 - New Palestinian electoral law to be ratified in two days

05-08-05 - Jordanian PM re-pledges support to Palestinians

05-08-05 - Senator from Kansas Offers Israel a Helping Hand More like a thieving hand.

05-08-05 - Jihad warns against Jewish attempts to storm Aqsa Mosque Several rightist Jewish groups are likely to storm the Aqsa Mosque on Monday when they are expected to perform the Talmudrituals and prayers outside the Aqsa Mosque, which stands on the Jewish holy site of Temple Mount.

05-08-05 - PLO names Abbas president of Palestine

05-08-05 - Palestinian election results delayed

05-08-05 - British profs to shun Israeli schools The move has so angered Jewish groups in the United States that one organization, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, is considering calling on American universities to carry out a counter-boycott against British universities.

05-08-05 - HCJ to hear state response to ICJ opinion for first time

05-08-05 - McCarthyism Deja Vu: Zionist Thought Police On Campus

05-07-05 - Islamic Jihad members kill Palestinian suspected of collaborating with Israel

05-07-05 - IDF may operate in Gaza, officials warn The IDF will consider launching an operation in the Gaza Strip if the security situation continues to deteriorate,

05-07-05 - Sheep killed in Tuwani On the morning of Wednesday 19 April 2005 a lamb was born dead and a sheep died, after a soldier beat a flock of sheep on the Tuwani hillside.

05-07-05 - PM leaning toward razing evacuees' Gaza homes

05-07-05 - Abbas Says Meeting With Sharon Needed

05-07-05 - U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority to be channelled through Israel, NGOs He said it was a "pretty startling setback" for Abbas because Abington believes the aid restrictions are now more stringent than when late Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat was alive.

05-07-05 - Palestinians protest 'honour' killings

05-07-05 - Gulf prince gives new houses to homeless Gazans "Today is a happy occasion for every Palestinian whose home was destroyed and to every Palestinian who suffered the agonies of the occupation,"

05-07-05 - Wall gate and wheelchair search

05-07-05 - Jordanian and Saudi leaders mull Middle East peace

05-07-05 - Killed for the family's honour

05-07-05 - Video testiomonies: One big prison

05-07-05 - Israel, PA to discuss criteria for prisoner release

05-07-05 - The pretext behind 'confiscating weapons' According to the road map peace plan issued in Israel in April 2003, the Palestinians must "commence" confiscation of illegal weapons and not, as Israel claims, complete the collection process

05-07-05 - FEATURE-Jews seek Libyan compensation in test case Some Jewish groups have called for Jews who fled Arab countries to be recognised as refugees in the same way that Palestinians have been. They also propose tying any compensation for Palestinians with that for Jews.

05-07-05 - Ministers may ease citizenship terms for Palestinian spouses

05-07-05 - Andrew Aaron Weisburd of Internet Haganah: Cyber Terrorist

05-07-05 - Abramoff's Jewish World Abramoff did, on his own, advocate for some Jewish issues, including Israel, in private conversations with lawmakers and political players, sources said.

05-06-05 - Fatah prevails but Hamas gains in Palestinian polls

05-06-05 - Settler riots stop diplomatic tour; Army declares closed military zone Israeli soldiers stood by watching and laughing

05-06-05 - UN's Annan names Middle East envoy

05-06-05 - Israeli soldier convicted of shooting unarmed Palestinian He was also convicted of obstructing the judicial process, for falsely reporting the man was armed.

05-06-05 - Corries add plaintiffs in case against Caterpillar, Inc. the plaintiffs include two young men, Mahmoud Mohammed Khalafallah and Jamal Fayed. Both who were paralyzed and unable to get out of their homes despite the pleas of their families to the Israeli Defense Forces to stop so they could get them out.

05-06-05 - Hamas Emerging As Strong Political Force

05-06-05 - Video uncovers under cover agents

05-06-05 - Army bulldozes farmlands near Hebron

05-06-05 - Syria blames US pro-Israeli stance for sanctions renewal "Syria makes a difference between terrorism and resistance to the occupation of Palestine. It seems that the Syrian position doesn't please the neo-conservatives in Washington."

05-06-05 - U.S. Suspends Cooperation With Israel on Fighter Jet An upcoming Pentagon report, described last month in the Boston Globe, is expected to claim that China will soon have the capacity to block American forces from defending Taiwan, partly thanks to its military cooperation with Israel,


05-06-05 - The Franklin Affair and the Terror Enigma

05-06-05 - Israeli linked to AIPAC probe to leave post

05-06-05 - Larry Franklin and the Axis of Espionage

05-06-05 - US congratulates Palestinian election

05-06-05 - Greek patriarchate to annul Jerusalem land sale if proven: lawyer

05-06-05 - Explosive New Study on TV News Coverage of Israel-Palestine to be Released on Capitol Hill Monday

05-06-05 - Another milestone for the Palestinians The Palestinians were the first people in the Arab world to hold the region?s first free and fair elections under the late Yasser Arafat despite the Israeli occupation.

05-06-05 - Laura Bush coming to Israel American First Lady Laura Bush is planning to visit Israel and other Middle-Eastern countries in the framework of a tour aimed at, among other things, advancing the regional peace process.

05-06-05 - Palestinian GSM operator sign cooperation deal

05-06-05 - 'She was supposed to die . . . She lives, and he dies'

05-06-05 - Exhibit offers glimpse into ancient world "We want to tell the world, 'Yes, we do have a culture. We do have a civilization, predating the apostles,'" says Farah Munayyer. "We want to tell the world that we are not just terrorists and suicide bombers, but rather people of culture, history and great civilization that goes back to 2000 B.C. when the Canaanites inhabited Palestine."

05-06-05 - Birzeit's Virtual Gallery: The university's latest means of cultural exchange

05-06-05 - 'Private': Special Amnesty screening of hard-hitting new film on Israel/Palestinian conflict

05-06-05 - ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM: Exhibiting pride

05-06-05 - Bridging two different, yet similar cultures "I see some parallels there between the Menominee people, who had to fight for their land for a long time. Something I found out in researching some of our history, we're well known for our forest. From the time we were put on the reservation in 1856, there have been about 37 attempts by outside interests to take this last bit of land away from us. What we have right now, the reservation, is 1/39th of our original land claim,"

05-06-05 - Palestinian composer revisits classic style at Masonic show

05-06-05 - Neturei Karta to Stand in "Solidarity with the Palestinian People"

05-06-05 - Reunion Doc Strikes Political Chord The same or other viewers have felt uncomfortable or outraged by the implicit ideological message that in the Mideast conflict ? the Israelis are the oppressors and the Palestinians are the victims.

05-05-05 - Prisoner Dies of Wounds at Israeli Jail Hospital

05-05-05 - Wrongful shooting? Palestinian teen complains IDF soldiers shot him in the back after he refused to incriminate his friends and fled the soldiers' jeep

05-05-05 - Israel inquiry over teen deaths The Stop the Wall group says the two boys were evacuated by ambulance to Ramallah, but both bled to death before they reached hospital after being held up by Israeli troops at a permanent checkpoint.

05-05-05 - NY blast by UK consulate may have Middle East link

05-05-05 - Israeli commander suspended over deadly West Bank barrier protest Arrest means nothing. How much time did the soldier that pumped 15 bullets into a child already on the ground get?

On the shooting of rockthrowers, from 2003 State Department report:
"Israeli security forces used excessive force against protesters, in response to perceived threats while on patrols, in pursuing fleeing suspects, and in responding to trespassers in restricted areas, at times resulting in death. For example, on September 30, IDF soldiers shot and killed a 10-year old Palestinian boy in the Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus. The boy was among a group of youths who were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. The use of lethal force against a rock-thrower, in this instance and in many others like it, was excessive. IDF statistics state that no Israeli soldier has ever been killed by rock throwing. "

05-05-05 - Fatah leads Hamas in Palestinian municipal vote

05-05-05 - Israeli intelligence praises Abbas for efforts against militants

05-05-05 - Restrictions Imposed On Aid to Palestinians the fine print of the document gives $50 million of that money directly to Israel to build terminals for people and goods at checkpoints surrounding Palestinian areas. Another $2 million for Palestinian health care will be provided to Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, while the allocation of the rest of the money is tightly prescribed. In other words, more money for Israel.

05-05-05 - Talks on prisoner release to resume Sunday

05-05-05 - Palestinian security chief says time not ripe to disarm militants

05-05-05 - World Bank official backs agency for Gaza pullout

05-05-05 - Senate Probes Bolton's Pro-Israel Efforts In Israel, Bolton reportedly met with officials of the Mossad intelligence agency without seeking "country clearance" from the State Department's Office Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

05-05-05 - ACRI: Separation fence clear violation of int'l law The route of the West Bank separation fence is a clear violation of international law as laid down by the International Court of Justice at The Hague and it must thus be moved from the West Bank to inside Israel, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said Thursday.

05-05-05 - Israel denies involvement after arrest of Pentagon expert They denied the Lavon Affair for a time too.

05-05-05 - Israeli college offers lodging in illegal outposts The international community considers all Jewish settlements in the occupied territories illegal.

05-05-05 - Arab-Latin summit motive questioned "The positions and worries of Israel regarding the summit have been expressed directly to the government of Brazil and other South American governments,"

05-05-05 - Israeli soldier arrested for allegedly belonging to neo-Nazi group

05-05-05 - Jerusalem clergy dump patriarch The move stems from a dispute over the sale of church land in East Jerusalem, which has angered Palestinians.

05-05-05 - A Break in Intelligence Touches AIPAC for the First Time

05-05-05 - Court: Palestinians to get W. Bank plots in place of land taken for fence

05-05-05 - Saudi leader to prod Syria to help regional stability The Saudi sources said that after his talks with Bush, Abdullah believes that Washington is now prepared to focus on the Palestinian issue.

05-05-05 - Israel to build 5 chemical plants in India India has recently agreed to supply USD 12 million (euro9.2 million) worth of advanced tank shells to Israel,

05-05-05 - Analysis: Effects of Sharansky resignation feared Sharansky remains impressively well connected. Not only Bush but also Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the neo-conservative intellectuals who man their staffs and implement their policies think the world of him.

05-05-05 - Off the Charts: Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Study by Council for the National Interest

05-05-05 - Israel composer stole 1967 anthem

05-05-05 - Lebanese eye Palestinian posts

05-05-05 - More charges to come in Pentagon analyst affair? Inquiry into leaked classified documents has 'cast a cloud' over pro-Israel lobby group.

05-05-05 - Israeli Spy Ring Busted! Developing ... what we are looking at is a longstanding conspiracy by Israeli agents inside the U.S. government to not only funnel classified materials to Tel Aviv, but to manipulate and bend U.S. foreign policy to serve Israeli interests

05-05-05 - Planned US-Israeli Attack on Iran

05-05-05 - Neocons Lay Siege to the Ivory Towers The campaign for academic "rights" actually originated with organizations and individuals committed to defending Israel from criticism, and whose interest in curtailing academic freedom dovetails with those of conservatives

05-05-05 - Festival honour for shot director

05-05-05 - Israel's Amen Corner silent on AIPAC-Franklin spy scandal

05-05-05 - Letter: Should Somerville back one group? Should Somerville's public funds be put into investments that benefit only one ethnic group? Pro-Israel lobbyists have intimidated and manipulated the city's aldermen and even bribed the mayor of Somerville. In accepting this free trip to Israel, the mayor ceased to serve the U.S

05-04-05 - Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinian teenagers Coming under a barrage of rocks, troops opened fire, killing two youths aged 14 and 15, witnesses said

05-04-05 - Children Murdered by Israeli Military at Protest

05-04-05 - Israel Freezes Handover of W. Bank Towns

05-04-05 - Palestinian Authority rebuffs Israeli demand for militant crackdown

05-04-05 - Palestinians cry out for justice in face of settler violence ?I tried to ward off the blows with my cane, but they grabbed it and it broke. Three of them started hitting me with the broken stick and with stones while the other two stood watching.?

05-04-05 - Palestinians join human rights lawsuit against Caterpillar, Inc.

05-04-05 - 1st strike on Iran 'gaining traction' The official said Israel would prefer that the U.S. carry out any military action. "It's more acceptable diplomatically for America to act. We will take more heat. Also, the missions are difficult for us. It's further, we have problems of refueling in the air. American controlled aircraft carriers are much closer, and the U.S. has a launching base [from Iraq.]"

05-04-05 - PNA condemns Israeli troops' killing of two Palestinian teens

05-04-05 - UN records 605 closure barriers in the West Bank

05-04-05 - Israel plans air strikes on Iran's nuclear sites

05-04-05 - The Larry Franklin / AIPAC Case -- A Memo to the Media The reason Franklin (and possibly whoever at a higher level sent him) wanted AIPAC to know about the draft directive was to coordinate pressure on Congress and the Bush Administration to back military strikes on Iran, a major policy goal of the Israeli government.

05-04-05 - Shake-up of Palestinian media

05-04-05 - Israeli concern over Egypt troops

05-04-05 - Israel hopes for breakthrough with Arabs after Gaza exit

05-04-05 - Palestinians halt UN inspectors at Lebanon base

05-04-05 - Backlash among Israel's intelligentsia over creation of Ariel university Most observers have no doubt the move was politically motivated in direct response to a decision by Britain's largest lecturers' union to blacklist two Israeli universities.

05-04-05 - Pentagon analyst charged with disclosing secrets Franklin arrest = red herring, to hide the larger issue; AIPAC's control over Capitol Hill, et al.

05-04-05 - Aspiring Homicide Bomber Talks to FOX News

05-04-05 - U.S. blacklists charity as front for Islamic Jihad

05-04-05 - Israeli F-16 jet crashes in northern Palestine

05-04-05 - Israel accuses Abbas of encouraging terror

05-04-05 - Israeli-Palestinian peace plan sponsors to meet in Moscow

05-04-05 - Breaking the UN's Anti-Zionist Resolution So Bolton successfully lobbied to reverse UN resolution 3379, and this has benefited America how?

05-04-05 - Winning votes of Palestinians one pothole at a time They simply believe the Islamic Resistance Movement, to use Hamas's full name, will create more jobs and take better care of the poor. While waging uncompromising war with Israel, the organization has also managed to win public trust by building schools, hospitals and orphanages through its charitable wing.

05-04-05 - Anti-fence demonstrators chain themselves to olive trees in Bil'in Hundreds of dunams of village land located over the Green Line border has been confiscated to build the fence, and, unlike in other areas, the High Court of Justice has not halted construction there.

05-04-05 - Beat the Peaceful, Embrace the Violent Thus the secret came out and was also documented by the cameras: "Arabized" undercover soldiers had been sent into action. These started throwing stones at the security people in order to provide them with a pretext to attack us.

05-04-05 - $82 Billion Bill Advances With War Funds, Add-Ons One major beneficiary is the Palestinian territories, which would receive $200 million in economic and infrastructure assistance. But the bill requires an independent audit of the Palestinian Authority's financial structures and a report on its political, economic and security reforms

05-04-05 - Palestinian farmer advocates peace, despite demolition threat to his land an Israeli peace activist told Abu Ibrahim that real reason behind the demolition orders is an army plan to pave a bypass road to the nearby settlement of Betar Illit. This means farmers are expected to lose their lands and not just the cisterns if legal measures fail.

05-04-05 - Israeli Spying:The Mother of all Scandals

05-04-05 - Second bomb threat clears Student Center The timing of the incident coincided with a planned showing of 'Rachel: An American Conscience' in the Student Center.

05-04-05 - In the Mideast, ask the right question Natan Sharansky, a former minister in Sharon's government, has been agitating to declare the private property of Arabs who live just outside the municipal borders of Jerusalem, but whose adjoining properties are located within those borders, as "abandoned." Such a designation would allow the government to confiscate these Arab properties without compensation or right of appeal

05-04-05 - New museum honors Arab-American culture

05-03-05 - U.S. reports on human rights, terror show a change for better for Israel You've got to see this.

05-03-05 - Israeli forces use new deadly weapons Five Palestinians, including a cameraman working for Associated Press, were wounded during the protests after the Israeli forces fired those bullets at them.

05-03-05 - Abbas showing tremendous leadership: US Senate chief

05-03-05 - State nears indictment in Yitzhar shooting Albert claims he shot the teen in self-defense when the youth came in through an olive grove and reached Albert's residence. But police suspect Safdie was shot far from that scene, in the back. The youth was found a few dozen meters from Albert's house, fatally wounded. He died shortly afterward, in an ambulance that settlers delayed from leaving the settlement.

05-03-05 - Palestinians free Hamas militant

05-03-05 - Head of PNA Water Department: Israel Exploits Palestinian Water The Palestinian official confirmed that Israel has exploited 665 million cubic meters of the Palestinian ground water, through a network of special wells in the West Bank, the Jordan River area and the Gaza Strip coast.

05-03-05 - Gaza pullout to be delayed until August: minister

05-03-05 - Israeli Occupation Violates Cease Fire 4200 Times; Israeli Report Asserts Palestinian Commitment with It

05-03-05 - Sharon-Abbas honeymoon over amid mutual recriminations

05-03-05 - Extremists call for prayers for Sharon's death: report

05-03-05 - Frist: Pullout must allow for Palestinian statehood Frist, a Republican from Tennessee, is on a fact-finding mission. Referring to Israel's planned withdrawal, he said the U.S. must help ensure it "does not prejudice the outcome of a two-state solution" to the conflict.

05-03-05 - Palestinian PM slams Israeli moves "These moves are dangerous. Building on occupied land is clearly a violation of international law and the road map. I want to know what the US administration has to say to Israel,"

05-03-05 - AG tells police to probe controversial remarks of Safed rabbi

05-03-05 - Palestine Condemns Israeli University in W. Bank


05-03-05 - Ministers voice opposition to Gaza demolition plan

05-03-05 - ?Sharon Had Better Listen? In an exclusive interview, Saudi Arabia?s foreign minister says ties between Washington and Riyadh are back on track, oil prices should go down and China is a new strategic player in the region.

05-03-05 - Surge in tourism brings hope to Israel and the West Bank

05-03-05 - Tour of Historical Sites Threatened with Demolition in Hebron's Old City- The Hebron Rehabilitation Committee Palestinian Christian Children Cross Checkpoints in Historic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem- Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF)

05-03-05 - Officers sentenced following boy's death

05-03-05 - Iran vows to pursue nuke plans, slams US and Israel

05-03-05 - Jordan urges US to support Mideast peace process

05-03-05 - Sharansky To Lobby Bush Administration Against Disengagement Fresh from resigning as Minister of Diaspora affairs on Monday, Natan Sharansky is expected to lobby top Bush Administration officials against the disengagement plan when he travels to Washington next month for a series of speaking engagements,

05-03-05 - Hamas must disarm before running for parliamentary poll: Israel "We are not getting involved in Palestinian politics, but we are saying that if Hamas participates in the elections and remains an armed group then we won't be able to advance in the peace process,"

05-03-05 - PALESTINIAN REFUGEE Firaz Abu Zamal Faces Deportation from Canada Today!

05-03-05 - Gaza kids learn computer skills

05-03-05 - Israel - 2005 annual report Reporters Without Borders

05-03-05 - Turkish PM: Palestinians should not be left in 'an open prison' "We have to exert efforts at the United Nations and other countries. If we don't do this, we can't escape from a historic responsibility, we can't escape from a responsibility toward humanity. That's why, we have to take these steps."

05-03-05 - Terrorism Task Force Strips Palestinian in West Memphis of U.S. Citizenship Cummins said that Ayesh's Arab ethnicity was not the reason the task force got involved, and a naturalized personfrom Ireland or Lithuania would have received the same attentionfor the same activity. Laughable.

05-03-05 - Barrack Rima at Palestine Film Festival

05-03-05 - Fed up with fanatics They have manipulated Israeli politics for years with a disproportionate amount of power and influence

05-03-05 - Rickman?s Rachel Corrie Moves Downstairs in Oct Alan Rickman?s critically acclaimed premiere production of My Name Is Rachel Corrie, which has just completed a sell-out season in the 80-seat Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs (See News, 8 Dec 2004), will return to the theatre this autumn

05-02-05 - Two killed in raid on West Bank

05-02-05 - Gaza dreams of life after the Israelis

05-02-05 - Palestinians Begin Anti-Corruption Effort

05-02-05 - Briton's family sues over shooting The family of an award-winning British film-maker who was shot dead by the Israeli army has launched a civil action against the Israeli government on the second anniversary of his death.

05-02-05 - Palestinian Detainee Denied Right to Healthcare

05-02-05 - Palestinians hold Hamas militant

05-02-05 - Palestinian group claims attacks The armed wing of the Palestinian Al-Quds Brigades resistance group has claimed responsibility for attacking Israeli soldiers on the southern gate of Mourage settlement.

05-02-05 - ISM Update: Homes Demolished In Jerusalem Suburb

05-02-05 - Turkey transfers to Palestinians historic land documents The sources say the most important information involves the holy places in East Jerusalem, and will be useful to the PA in future negotiations.

05-02-05 - Protesters hospitalized after anti-Wall demo in Bil'in

05-02-05 - 'Calm close to collapse' "The Israeli violations have not stopped since we declared a cease-fire, and this fact puts the entire question of calm in great jeopardy,"

05-02-05 - Israeli Arabs: 'Unequal citizens'

05-02-05 - Lebanese villagers want pro-Syrian Palestinian military bases out

05-02-05 - FBI questions ex-Mossad official in AIPAC probe

05-02-05 - Aipac Shakeup Hurts Advocates of Tough U.S. Stance on Iran Nukes Pro-Israel activists in Washington are privately worrying that the shakeup at Aipac, as well as Bolton's troubles, will make it even harder for Jerusalem to convince the White House that quick action must be taken against Iran.

05-02-05 - Palestinians welcomes foreign observers for municipal elections

05-02-05 - Success for Imagine Life ads in Boston The ads are about human rights. They are about occupation and they provide a glimpse into the Palestinian people and the conditions under which they live. And for now at least in Boston, they will continue to run

05-02-05 - Erdogan to offer Turkish help to rebuild Gaza Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom was also cool on the idea of Turkey acting as a mediator, saying Ankara would do better to provide "economic and humanitarian aid" to the Palestinians.

05-02-05 - Sharansky quits government over Gaza withdrawal Since settling in Israel in 1986, Mr Sharansky has espoused the settler cause and turned a blind eye to the human rights of three million occupied Palestinians. Although he claimed yesterday he did not want Israel to rule over another people, he was among the architects of a recent plan, vetoed by the attorney general, to seize Palestinian-owned land near Jerusalem that fell on the Israeli side of the separation wall.

05-02-05 - Israel gives green light for first university in West Bank

05-02-05 - PM to U.S. senators: Hamas must disarm to run in poll Political sources in Jerusalem attributed much importance Monday to the visit of Frist, the leader of the Republican majority and a possible U.S. presidential candidate in 2008.

05-02-05 - The Palestinian Gandhi nonviolent resistance is not in Israel's interest. To thwart this threat, Israel employs soldiers whose task is to turn a peaceful demonstration into a violent one, by infiltrating it undercover and throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. During the demonstration, the army uses these stones as a pretext to break the demonstration by force, using tear gas, salt, or rubber-coated bullets and live ammunition

05-02-05 - Sharansky quits Israel govt over Gaza pullout

05-02-05 - Wolfensohn: Grant more work permits

05-02-05 - Graffiti, hate speech, tight security await Israel FM in Mauritania

05-01-05 - Israeli troops open fire on Palestinian forces destroying Gaza tunnels Elsewhere along the border, a 40-year-old Palestinian was moderately injured after Israeli troops opened fire towards him

05-01-05 - Israeli Troops Raid Palestinian Town

05-01-05 - Two protesters hospitalized after anti-Wall demo

05-01-05 - Security scanner blamed for woman's death A 57-year-old Palestinian woman with a pacemaker died over the weekend, after passing through the scanning machine at the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

05-01-05 - Bolton at the UN: Palestinians Have Reason to Worry

05-01-05 - Patriarch allegedly sold J'lem land to win state's approval In January 2004, the government gave its approval for his appointment, as required by tradition. Irineos negotiated the sale of the properties to a Jewish buyer and signed the deal soon afterward, in what could be seen as a payoff for making his installation as patriarch possible

05-01-05 - Envoy holds first talks on Gaza The international community's new envoy to aid Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip has had his first meeting with Palestinian leaders.

05-01-05 - Palestinians pledge to stop patrols by militants "We would like the Palestinian Authority to focus more on how to protect the Palestinian people from Israeli crimes, which did not stop, than on how to ensure calm,"

05-01-05 - Airport, seaport vital to prosperity Palestinians' financial success after Israel's withdrawal depends on their freedom to travel

05-01-05 - Palestinians in Section of Gaza Struggle

05-01-05 - Gaza and the Fragmentation of Palestinian Nationhood

05-01-05 - ?She was persecuted, brutally slain' Her love of the Arab people started in the 1960s when she worked in Palestinian camps, living with the poorest of the poor

05-01-05 - Soldier sentenced to 28 days

05-01-05 - Holy Land Poses Challenges for New Pope

05-01-05 - Eliminating any chance of a state During the office's closure, Israel's defense establishment confiscated numerous documents, which the Palestinians now say Israel exploited to take over more properties in East Jerusalem

05-01-05 - Turkish PM makes key Israel trip Mr Sharon said the two leaders had agreed to establish a prime minister-level hotline to share intelligence.

05-01-05 - Egypt intelligence chief to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

05-01-05 - Frist Begins Mideast Fact-Finding Tour Senate Majority leader Bill Frist arrived in Israel Sunday as part of a fact-finding tour to the Middle East.

05-01-05 - Is the Golan next? After dealing with Syria, Bush may turn his attention to Golan Heights

05-01-05 - Top Palestinian brass get Israeli passes to move freely

05-01-05 - Saudi crown prince to focus on Mideast peace

05-01-05 - Palestinians vow to prevent looting after Israel withdraws from Gaza Strip

05-01-05 - Fischer: PA State 'Good for Economy'

05-01-05 - Israeli intelligence admits it penetrated several ME countries

05-01-05 - Visiting Turkish PM sees role in peace process

05-01-05 - Syria welcomes Putin's proposal for Middle East peace conference

05-01-05 - Film review: "Curfew"

05-01-05 - Buthina Canaan Khoury at Chicago Palestine Film Festival "We live under force," she said. "Occupation is the worst method of torture."

05-01-05 - Mideast Peacemakers Brought To Light By Day This trip focused not on terrorists, but on Palestinian families who, in quiet dignity, spurn violence despite unrelenting government oppression. The Day showed us a glimpse of our neighbors ? the people that the extremists on both sides would not have us know.

05-01-05 - How important is the Saudi oil to Bush's administration?

05-01-05 - Marla Ruzicka, Rachel Corrie and "Credibility"; Censored

05-01-05 - Finally, a film sheds Muslim stereotypes

Palestine News Archive | Main page for Palestine | Site Map | Contact | Main Index

Copyright 2005 -