|DATELINE JERUSALEM: Olmert`s Tough Talk Reveals Dilemmas Facing Jerusalem||Gershom Gorenberg - Forward - "Both in remarks to the Cabinet and in a public speech, Olmert defined the clash as a "terror attack." He stressed that Israel saw "the Palestinian Authority... from its chairman to its entire government as responsible for this act.""
|Victory for Abbas as Hamas gives in on peace talks ||Chris McGreal -
The Guardian -
"Two-state solution agreed after referendum threat -
Freeze on foreign aid said to have prompted U-turn."
|Fascism in Israel - yes or no?||The Coalition of Women for Peace Invites everyone to an evening about
FASCISM. Wednesday, July 5, 2006 , From 18:30 to 21:00
|Israel promises revenge for soldier deaths||Conal Urquhart -- The Guardian -- "Israeli officials also told Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, that they held him responsible and expected him to remain in Gaza until he secured the release of the kidnapped Israeli soldier [...] Aides of Mr Abbas said they believed the Israeli statement carried a veiled threat that he would not be allowed to leave Gaza"||26/6/2006|
|Fatah and Hamas to continue talks||Aljazeera - "The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ismail Haniya of Hamas, the prime minister, have held inconclusive face-to-face talks in a bid to stop a deadly power struggle...The talks are due to resume on Sunday."||25/6/2006|
|Abbas and Olmert to hold formal talks||Agencies -- Aljazeera -- "The Palestinian president and the Israeli prime minister have agreed to hold a formal summit within three weeks"||23/6/2006|
|Hamas to demand arms supply probe||Motasem A Dalloul -- Aljazeera -- "A request by Hamas to investigate recent reports of arms being supplied to Palestinian factions will top the agenda of a forthcoming Palestinian Legislative Council convention, officials say"||23/6/2006|
|EU ready to see Palestinian proposals as `step forward`||Harvey Morris -
Financial Times -
"The aim of the three-month package is to help avert a humanitarian crisis, after international donors suspended direct support to the PA when the Islamists came to power."||21/6/2006|
|Palestinian factions close to deal||AP-- Aljazeera.net – “Rival Palestinian factions have said they are close to hammering out an agreement that might avoid a referendum showdown between Mahmoud Abbas`s Fatah and the governing Hamas”
|EU wins backing to send £70m aid to Gaza and West Bank||Jonathan Steele -- The Guardian -- "Worth around $126m (£70m), the plan will give money to healthcare suppliers, utility companies and individuals in extreme need but will not pay the salaries of thousands of Palestinian Authority staff, many of whom have been on intermittent strike and involved in violent protests"||19/6/2006|
|For Arabs Only||Jonathan Cook - Counterpunch -
"Israeli Law and Order"||18/6/2006|
|Probe: Flights from north to central Israel are `Jews only` ||Zohar Blumenkrantz -
An investigation by Haaretz has revealed that there is a Jewish passengers only policy on flights from Rosh Pina and Kiryat Shmona in the north, to Tel Aviv in the center of the country. "||14/6/2006|
|Blair refuses to back Olmert`s West Bank plan||Ewen MacAskill -- The Guardian -- "Mr Blair insisted the only way forward for Israel was not unilateral action but to embark on negotiations with the Palestinians to end the conflict... He did not deviate from the longterm position that Israel should return to its 1967 borders and hand over the West Bank in its entirety to the Palestinians to form their own state"||13/6/2006|
|Hamas delays referendum challenge||Aljazeera & Agencies – “Hamas has backed away from a parliamentary showdown with the president over his planned referendum on a statehood manifesto, saying it would allow more time for talks to resolve the dispute”
|Palestinian premier`s office torched||Agencies & Aljazeera -- "Gunmen set fire to the Palestinian prime minister`s office and parliament on Monday as clashes escalated between followers of the ruling Hamas group and the president`s Fatah movement"||13/6/2006|
|Army prepares a plan to invade Gaza, Peretz waves stronger response||Saed Bannoura -- IMEMC & Agencies -- "Israeli sources reported that Peretz rejected the army plan to attack the Gaza Strip in a large scale military assault, but did not nix it saying that “currently Israel will have specific retaliations”, and will intensify the offensive against Hamas immediately"||12/6/2006|
|Hamas: Abbas referendum a `coup`||Aljazeera -- Agencies -- “Palestinians will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question: ‘Do you agree with the document of national agreement - the prisoner`s document?’ ... The proposed manifesto - drawn up by resistance fighters imprisoned in Israel - implicitly recognises Israel by calling for a Palestinian state on all of the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war”||12/6/2006|
|Internal fight continues unabated with five Palestinians killed in fights between Hamas and Fateh armed resistance groups in the Gaza Strip overnight||Kristen Ess -- PNN -- "Palestinian factions have fallen into every trap laid before them by the occupation authorities who do not want Palestinians to give the appearance to the international community that they can handle having their own state"||5/6/2006|
|Israeli secret agent threatened to kill me, says Briton||Conal Urquhart -- The Observer – “Every day he was taken to an interrogation room to be questioned for up to 14 hours under bright lights by agents of Israel`s internal security agency, Shin Bet, while handcuffed and shackled to a chair”||5/6/2006|
|Blix condemns `militaristic` US||Aljazeera -
"These weapons are dangerous in anybody`s hands," Blix said.
A former UN weapons inspector has urged Iran and Israel to end their nuclear activities and criticised the US for seeking militaristic remedies to disagreements.
|US lobby group enters Israeli academic boycott row||Benjamin Joffe-Walt - The Guardian - In a backlash following this week`s vote by
the lecturers` union Natfhe to boycott Israeli academia,
the Anti-Defamation League urged American universities and
grant-giving bodies to "cut funding, support and contact
with any academic who advocates a boycott of Israel."
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