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A Palestinian woman`s reaction to sexual harassment lands her in jailGideon Levy--Muntaha al-Khekh spent four weeks in jail - some of it in isolation - for striking back after being sexually harassed by an Israeli policeman. dn30/11/2013
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Britain Concerned by Deteriorating Situation in Gaza WAFA--LONDON, November 28, 2013 (WAFA) - A year after Israelís war on Gaza, British Minister for Middle East Hugh Robertson Thursday expressed concern at the deteriorating economic and living conditions in the Gaza Strip.dn30/11/2013
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Home Field: Visiting agriculture workers in Israel, part 2Activestills - "In a series of posts based on field visits and meetings with migrant workers in Israel, Noa Shauer and Shiraz Grinbaum highlight the conditions, hardships and exploitation of foreign workers. In part 2, a Thai worker and labor organizer at Moshav Sde Nitzan is deported for organizing a strike over working conditions." ca29/11/2013
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Today in Palestine for Friday, November 22, 2013Today in Palestine--A compendium of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT that occurred on or about November 22, 2013. dn24/11/2013
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The civil administration`s sub-committee recent rejection of Susya`s building plan Ehud Krinis--The civil administration`s sub-committee recent rejection of Susya`s building plan is an extraordinary document. It`s very rare for the occupation`s bureaucracy to expose its malicious colonial intents in such straightforward cynical expressions. dn 24/11/2013
Asylum seekers fear worse to come in Israel Jillian Kestler-D`Amours--Critics say government plan to transfer asylum seekers to `open detention centres` violates basic rights. dn24/11/2013
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Girl Arrested at Checkpoint says she was Severely Beaten WAFA--HEBRON, November 23, 2013 (WAFA) Ė Muntaha Heeh, 21, arrested last month at an Israeli army checkpoint outside Hebron, told a prisonersí advocacy group that she was severely beaten and tortured during her month long detention, according to a report published Saturday. dn24/11/2013
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Geneva breakthrough || Iran and world powers reach interim deal on nuclear programAnshel Pfeffer, The Associated Press and Reuters--Marathon session ends with agreement: Iran to limit uranium enrichment, halt plutonium facility construction in exchange for sanctions relief. dn24/11/2013
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Revealed: U.S.-Iran held secret nuclear talks for months before interim deal reachedBarak Ravid--The secret channel began as early as March 2013, according to AP; Obama informed Netanyahu of the talks only two months ago, then updated the world powers.dn24/11/2013
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New bus ads in Seattle humanize the right of return ó ĎShare the landíAnnie Robbins--Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) has launched new ads on King County Metro buses Once again, the indomitable Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) is educating Americans about the conflict, with new bus ads in King County. dn 23/11/2013
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PCBS: Over 100,000 Palestinians work in IsraelMa`an News Agency - "According to the survey, 103,000 Palestinians were employed in Israel between July-September, with over 60 percent employed in the construction sector.Of this number, 51,100 had an Israeli-issued permit, 34,600 worked without a permit, and 17,600 had an Israeli identity card or foreign passport." ca22/11/2013
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Why are we building new walls to divide us?Mark Rice-Oxley and Guardian correspondents - Using satellite imagery, users` pictures, video and first-hand testimony, Guardian reporters across the world chart the new walls being built to divide people from their neighbours19/11/2013
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Today in Palestine for Friday, November 15, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events occurring in the OPT on or about November 16, 2013. dn17/11/2013
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Robowar: The next generation of warfare revealed - a generalís dream, but are they also humanityís nightmare? Cahal Milmo--The armed forces of the West are close to perfecting a new generation of killing machines: autonomous robots that know neither pity nor fear. dn17/11/2013
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Sunday Times: Israel, Saudia Arabia cooperating to plan possible Iran attackHaaretz--Saudis would allow Israel use of air space and provide drones, rescue helicopters and tanker planes, report says. dn17/11/2013
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Today in Palestine for November 13, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT occurring on or about November 13, 2013. dn16/11/2013
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John Kerry Interview With Udi Segal of Israeli Channel 2 and Maher Shalabi of Palestinian Broadcasting CorporationTranscript by US Department of State - If you announce planning [settlement building] , I believe it is disruptive to the process. But Ė but the good side of it is during the time that we are negotiating the planning will not translate into building and construction. So we will not have to upset the solution of two states. And the Prime Minister has said he will not affect the peace map with the construction that takes place. So our hope is that the two-state remains viable. bz12/11/2013
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Today in Palestine for Friday, November 8, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT occurring on or about November 8, 2013. dn10/11/2013
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Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe Al Jazeera--Survey by EU`s Fundamental Rights Agency shows an anti-Semitism increase across Europe over the past five years. [If you read this, please also read the other 2 items on the subject of AS] dn10/11/2013
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Farmers Ordered to Uproot their Olive Trees WAFA--10/11/2013
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Report: US easing sanctions on Iran since JuneAttila Somfalvi--Daily Beast reports US has almost stopped blacklisting Iranian companies, effectively easing sanctions against Iran as Israel takes firm line on impending agreement, fearing sanctions would give boost to Iranian economy dn10/11/2013
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US Christian Zionists plan to take over Palestinian university in Israel Patrick O. Strickland--Palestine solidarity activists are campaigning against plans by Texas A&M University to take over a college in Nazareth, the city in present-day Israel with the highest number of Palestinian citizens.dn10/11/2013
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US and Israel lose UNESCO voting rights Al Jazeera--UNESCO has suspended the voting rights of the United States, two years after it stopped paying dues to the UN`s cultural arm in protest over its granting full membership to the Palestinians, according to a UNESCO source.dn10/11/2013
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Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace NegotiationsProf. James Petras--The question of war or peace with Iran rests with the policies adopted by the White House and the US Congress. The peace overtures by newly elected Iranian President Rohani have resonated favorably around the world, except with Israel and its Zionist acolytes in North America and Europe. The first negotiating session proceeded without recrimination and resulted in an optimistic assessment by both sides. Precisely because of the initial favorable response among the participants, the Israeli government escalated its propaganda war against Iran . Its agents in the US Congress, the mass media and in the Executive branch moved to undermine the peace process. What is at stake is Israelís capacity to wage proxy wars using the US military and its NATO allies against any government challenging Israeli military supremacy in the Middle East, its violent annexation of Palestinian territory and its ability to attack any adversary with impunity. dn9/11/2013
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Detention Bulletin September 2013Defence for Children International - On September 30, a total of 179 Palestinian children were imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system, the same as the previous month. The monthly average for 2013 is 216 Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.-rh6/11/2013
Equal laws, discriminatory practice: the plight of Jerusalem childrenRifat Odeh Kassis - Ma`an News Agency - "[...] the ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian child prisoners Ė whether they are from East Jerusalem or elsewhere in the West Bank, whether they are bound by the military or civil legal system Ė is pervasive. This systematic abuse violates the principles of non-discrimination and the childís best interest as enshrined in the UN CRC"4/11/2013
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Today in Palestine for Friday, November 1, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events occurring in the OPT on or about November 1, 2013. dn3/11/2013
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Senior Palestinian officials: Israel does as it pleases, U.S. `not lifting a finger`Jack Khoury--Abbas to meet Kerry Tuesday, will present him with difficulties he is facing in negotiations, especially continued settlements construction. dn3/11/2013
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Defense spending on staff exceeds entire Israeli welfare budgetMoti Bassok--Money spent on salary-related expenditure hit record high of NIS 18.6 billion in 2013, with the pension budget soaring 50% in three years. dn3/11/2013
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Israel vows to deny Hezbollah weapons as details of Syria raid emergeReuters--Israel said it would not allow advanced weapons to fall into the hands of Hezbollah, after a raid on Syria that opposition sources said had hit an air force garrison believed to be holding Russian-made missiles destined for the militant group.dn3/11/2013
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Gaza power plant shuts down as fuel runs out Al Jazeera--"The power plant has been shut down due to fuel shortage. The stock of fuel is zero. All parts of life in Gaza will be affected." Fathi el-Sheikh Khalil, the authority`s deputy chairman, told Al Jazeera.dn2/11/2013
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The Varieties of Palestinian Resistance: Some Final Thoughts Ā®Rabbi Brant Rosen--Postscript to my last post: this morning members of our delegation were furiously texting each other with the horrible news that our dear friend Iyad Burnat, leader of the Popular Committee in BilĀfin was shot during their weekly demonstration today. dn2/11/2013
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Yesh Din Report on War Crimes "Yesh Din: ďA defective legal culture and the absence of legislation prevent the prosecution of soldiers for offenses considered war crimesĒ ca 1/11/2013
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Resource: No enforcement of labor law in the West BankWorker`s Hotline - +972 "A small group of Palestinian workers this summer received confirmation from the Jerusalem Regional Court that their rights are protected under Israeli labor law. Meanwhile, Israelís Ministry of Economy is failing to proactively prevent such abuses. Kav LaOved has published a new report describing this situation, including a selective list of Israeli companies in the Occupied Territories which have been sued by their Palestinian employees in recent years." ca1/11/2013
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