|Amnesty: Microsoft helped Israeli Police in Vanunu probe||Ynet -- "Human rights group says company complied with request by Israel police to hand over information on nuclear whistleblower"||29/5/2006|
|At least 1,000 UK soldiers desert ||BBC - More than 1,000 members of the British military have deserted since the start of the Iraq war, the BBC has learned.||29/5/2006|
|Hamas forces withdraw from streets||Agence France Presse - "A Hamas-controlled
security force, accused of pushing Palestinian factions to
the brink of civil war, withdrew from the streets of the
Gaza Strip Friday, said a commander of the paramilitary
|National Post apologizes for anti-Iran story||Reuters - "A Canadian newspaper apologized on Wednesday for a story that said Iran planned to force Jews and other religious minorities to wear distinctive clothing to distinguish themselves from Muslims.
|Bitter Wine for Israel`s Bedouins ||Neve Gordon - The Nation - "One after another, the Bedouin men stood up to relate their personal stories. They all told of the state-sanctioned abuse carried out against their community. Injustice followed injustice to produce a merciless tale of expulsion, violence, repression and deception."
|World Council of Churches slams Israel||George Conger - Jerusalem Post - Israel bears the burden of responsibility for the present crisis in the Middle East, the World Council of Churches has announced||24/5/2006|
|WHY IS HR4681 SO IMPORTANT?||Jewish Voice for Peace - "HR4681 is the most draconian sanctions bill that Congress has EVER considered imposing against the Palestinians."||23/5/2006|
|No Place for Non-Jews in Fortress Israel ||Jonathan Cook- the Counterpunch - "Marriage Ban Closes the Gates to Palestinians
|Goldsmith to examine Gaza deaths||BBC news - "The UK attorney general is visiting Israel to seek
evidence as he considers bringing charges against two
Israeli soldiers who killed two Britons.
|To The Honorable Kofi Annan RE: The Iranian threat to withdraw from the NPT ||The Israeli Committee For a Middle East Free from Atomic, Biological & Chemical Weapons - We suggest that you act so that both Israel - and Iran - obey the NPT and put all their nuclear plants under International control.
|Israel detains British aid worker held at checkpoint||Ed Vulliamy -- The Guardian -- "Ayaz Ali, from Bradford, was on his way from Jerusalem to Ramallah, on business of the Islamic Relief charity, when he was arrested at a checkpoint in Modain, on the Israeli side of the partition wall but in the West Bank, on the night of May 9... Although not charged, Israeli authorities cite `security reasons` for detaining Mr Ali at the Ashkelon military prison"||19/5/2006|
|Abbas calls for peace talks||Ali Waked – YNET – “In speech marking what Palestinians call Naqba, or ‘Catastrophe’ of Israel’s creation, PA chairman says: Let’s stop pretext there’s no Palestinian partner. We extend our hand to make peace; Abbas also appeals to Qassam cells to halt attacks on Israel”||15/5/2006|
|Poll: 62% want Arab emigration||Neta Sela - YNET - "Annual survey shows Israel continues to decline in democracy index; nearly one third of respondents say Jewish majority required for crucial national decisions, almost two thirds want to encourage Arabs to leave the country
|Top physicists speak out against Bush Administration policies in the war on terror.||Joshua Roebke -
In the past year, 1,800 physicists have attached their names to another letter denouncing the use of nuclear weapons as a general policy. This past week, the American Physical Society, representing some 45,000 physicists from around the globe, joined the chorus by noting that the use of "nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states threatens to undermine the Non-Proliferation Treaty." In their statement, they further called for policy makers to "engage in a dialog with scientists."
|Olmert kicks off the “Negev Development Plan” by leveling Arab houses ||Saed Bannoura -IMEMC & Agencies - "The Israeli government, headed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, started on Wednesday morning implementing what is known as “The Negev and Galilee Development Plan” by demolishing three Arab houses in Al Za’roura and Al Boheira villages, both unrecognized by Israel, in the Negev."
|Review of Arab editorials||Middle East Times - "A regularly updated roundup of commentary from Arab newspapers"
|Hamas refuses to join Jordan inquiry||Aljazeera.Net - "...the Hamas-led government told Abbas that since Amman had accused its Syria-based leadership of masterminding the alleged smuggling it was more appropriate that Jordan talk with them rather than its Gaza-based leadership."||9/5/2006|
|Lord Goldsmith to consider trial over Britons shot dead in Gaza||Jeevan Vasagar -- The Guardian – “Sophy [James Miller’s widow] said: ‘When an innocent man is killed in cold blood there should be accountability. If the Israelis can`t provide that then the onus is on our government to do that’"||8/5/2006|
|Civil Administration to present outpost demolition plan||Efrat Weiss – YNET – “In response to Peace Now petition, state reveals it has begun mapping illegal structures in West Bank, within four months working plan for their destruction will be presented to political echelons; Peace Now skeptical: Defense Minister must keep promise to raze outposts within one year”
|Prime minister pins his colours to `new look` Israel ||Chris McGreal - Guardian - "The Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, installed his new government yesterday with praise for the settler movement and a pledge to make the main Jewish colonies in the West Bank permanently part of Israel by redrawing the country`s borders.
|Palestinians recall day of catastrophe||Jonathan Cook - Aljazeera - "About 2000 Palestinian demonstrators gathered on the
slopes of the Carmel mountain near Haifa while most
Israelis celebrated their 58th Independence Day with
open-air barbecues and parties.
|Quartet Envoy Questions Palestinian Aid Cuts||Reuters -- "Wolfensohn’s office said the Palestinian Authority’s inability to pay salaries was already having an impact on the economy"||4/5/2006|
|Abbas moots referendum on peace deal||Reuters via Aljazeera -- "The Palestinian president says he intends to hold a referendum on any peace deal with Israel, sidestepping the Hamas-led government"
|Summer Games in the South Hebron Mountains -- Summer Activities for the Children of South Hebron and East Jerusalem||Taayush – “The program is intended to give children a chance to be kids for a while and to take a real vacation from their normal reality… Every donation is a tremendous support”||4/5/2006|
|Jewish Groups Join in Bid To Aid Arabs, But Spar Over Olmert Tie to Rightist||Marc Perelman - The Forward - "We are happy to see that Diaspora Jews finally understand the importance of equality in Israel and are starting to think of Israel in realistic rather than idealistic terms," said Dichter, director of Israel`s Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality.||2/5/2006|
|Palestinian team in Amman to follow up on Hamas issue||Jordan Times (Online) - "Jordan and Egypt on Saturday said they wanted to cooperate with the incoming Israeli government to help resume peace negotiations with the Palestinians and preempt Israeli unilateral moves."||2/5/2006|
|U.S. secretly working to strengthen PA`s Abbas||By Aluf Benn -Ha`aretz- "The U.S. administration is working behind the scenes to bolster the security forces under the control of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas."||16/5/2006|
|Lieberman: Kill collaborators||JPOST.COM STAFF -
The Jerusalem Post-
"World War II ended with the Nurenberg trials," Lieberman said. "The heads of the Nazi regime, along with their collaborators, were executed. I hope this will be the fate of the collaborators in [the Knesset]."
|Israeli, Palestinian women leaders meet to discuss peace||The Associated Press -- "Members of the commission are traveling to Washington on Thursday to meet with members of Congress and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in hopes of triggering new peace negotiations"||4/5/2006|
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