|Palestinians, Israelis argue live in Arabic ||by Roee Nahmias -
Israel News - Ynet
"Special broadcast on BBC Arabic service last week shows average Israelis, Palestinians summarizing Obama`s first year in office. Program draws many responses. Despite criticism from Arab world, broadcast editors promise to continue "||27/1/2010|
|Bin Laden back on the airwaves||Marc Lynch - Foreign Policy - A lot of ink has been spilled since 9/11 trying to argue that bin Laden doesn`t really care about Palestine. But that`s always been silly -- nobody knows what he "really" cares about, and it doesn`t especially matter since he talks about it a lot and presents it as a major part of his case against the United States. An Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement surely would not convince bin Laden or al-Qaeda and its affiliated movements to give up their jihad --- but it would take away one of their most potent arguments, and one of the few that actually resonates with mass publics. ||26/1/2010|
|Arrest Blair!||A group of British citizens who believe in the rule of law have set up a website dedicated to bringing Tony Blair to justice. On 29 January 2010 a patriotic Briton, Grace McCann, attempted to arrest the fugitive. Please donate to the reward for Blair`s arrest.||26/1/2010|
|Shimon Peres Does Not Speak For Us|| ||18/1/2010|
|Ariel College student taken off bus for speaking Arabic||Ynet: An Arab-Israel student at the Ariel College in the West Bank claimed she was told to get off a bus because she "dared" to speak Arabic on her cell phone. Hanin Muslah said that during Thursday`s incident she was also subjected to a full body search.||23/1/2010|
|An explosive message||by Sana Abdallah
"A roadside bomb targeting an Israeli convoy in Jordan provides an insight into the kingdom`s fragile politics, writes Sana Abdallah in Amman" ||22/1/2010|
|Families of victims of Israeli attacks call on Abbas to pass law||Ma’an News Agency
"The National Assembly of Relatives of victims of Israeli attacks appealed on Tuesday to President Mahmoud Abbas to pass a law concerning their rights to compensation, which was passed by the previous Palestinian Legislative Council in 2005. "||20/1/2010|
|Palestinian activists urge Hamas to probe own war crimes||Amira Hass and Tomer Zarchin - Haaretz - Eleven Palestinian human rights organizations have called on the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas government in Gaza to endorse the Goldstone report by investigating Palestinian violations of international law allegedly committed during operation Cast Lead. ||19/1/2010|
|Letter to the Israeli Ambassador in Athens from Theodoros Pangalos, Member of the Greek Parliament||Theodoros Pangalos - dialoguewithdiversity.com - Allow me to thank you for the three wine bottles you sent me for the holidays. ... Unfortunately, I have noticed that the wine you offered me was produced on the Golan Heights. I have always known since my childhood years that one should neither commit nor accept the proceeds of robbery. I, therefore, cannot accept this gift and must send it back to you.||19/1/2010|
|What about Gaza?||Sever Plocker - Ynet - A truly powerful reason is required for stretching our resources all the way to Haiti, when many children in Gaza, a driving distance from central Israel, require urgent hospitalization. Wouldn’t it be more appropriate and just to provide them with an Israeli field hospital?||19/1/2010|
|Einstein on Palestine and Zionism||Edward Corrigan - Dissident Voice - There is some controversy over Einstein’s political views especially on the issue of Palestine and the creation of a Jewish State. Many Zionists claim Einstein as one of their own. Einstein, however, was a pacifist, a universalist and abhorred nationalism.
|Amnesty International: don`t let Britain become a haven for war criminals||Amnesty International - The UK Government are planning imminent changes to the law, to avoid any future attempts to prosecute suspected war criminals, Israeli or otherwise.||17/1/2010|
|Turkish group seeks Barak`s arrest||Haaretz - An Islamic human rights group in Turkey on Friday petitioned a prosecutor to start legal proceedings against Defense Minister Ehud Barak for alleged crimes committed against Palestinians during the Gaza war. ||17/1/2010|
|Israel Radio: Israeli tech company boasts of $1 million deal with Tehran Chamber of Commerce||IBA: "An Internet deal between Israel and Iran. Tehran`s District Chamber of Commerce bought 70 trade and content systems to build websites, developed by the Israeli group Daronet."
Didi adds: "This report may come in handy for journalists when and if pressure builds for comprehensive trade sanctions [against Iran]. Glass houses and all that."||16/1/2010|
|`Arrest made` over Jordan explosion ||Jordanian authorities have arrested a man suspected of rigging a roadside bomb targeting Israeli diplomats near the Jordanian capital, Al Jazeera has learned.||16/1/2010|
|Iran: New Law Allows President to Cut Subsidies ||By NAZILA FATHI
"The Guardian Council, the constitutional watchdog body in Iran, approved a controversial law that gives the green light to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to cut government subsidies on energy and food, the IRNA news agency reported Wednesday"||15/1/2010|
|Israeli Court Sentences Islamic Movement’s Head To Nine Months||by Saed Bannoura -
IMEMC & Agencies
"The Israeli District Court sentenced on Wednesday Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Northern Branch of The Islamic Movement, to nine months after “convicting him of incitement”. ||15/1/2010|
|Turkey`s Jews urge calm after row with Israel ||By The Associated Press
"Turkey`s main Jewish group on Thursday said the row between their country and Israel must be solved courteously, and warned that continued tensions could inflame anti-Semitism."
|Jordan to Israel: We`re hunting those behind attack on your diplomats ||By Amos Harel and Barak Ravid,
Haaretz Correspondents and Agencies
" Jordan`s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh called Israel`s ambassador to Jordan Daniel Nevo on Thursday after a roadside explosive device went off near a convoy of cars carrying three Israeli diplomats traveling from Jordan toward Israeli earlier."||15/1/2010|
|Yemen warns citizens against hiding al-Qaeda members ||BBC News
"Yemen`s authorities have warned citizens against hiding al-Qaeda militants and urged them to co-operate with security forces, state media say."
|Many strings attached||Saleh Al-Naami -
"The majority of Palestinians believe that restarting talks with Israel at present would be detrimental to their future" ||14/1/2010|
|Canada cuts funding to anti-Israel groups||Roni Rachmani -
"Pro-Palestinian, Christian groups among those targeted by Canadian government "||14/1/2010|
|Memories from Jenin||Adam Keller - According to a 2002 Yediot article the Jerusalemite Dubi Kurdi had the time of his life during three days of destroying homes in the Jenin Refugee Camp. While on the loudspeakers inhabitants were warned to get out "I gave nobody a chance", he was quoted. "I did not wait." |
Dubi Kurdi was never put on trial. But film director Muhammad Bakri who recorded testimonies resulting in the film "Jenin, Jenin" will - by soldiers who feel the film insults them, and they were joined by... Attorney General Menny Mazuz.
|A Mideast Bond, Stitched of Pain and Healing||Ethan Bronner - NYT - Volunteers who help are often religious Jews performing national service. Some ask Mr. Aman how he can live among the people whose army destroyed his family. â€śI have never felt there was a difference among people â€” Jews, Muslims, Christians â€” we are all human beings,â€ť he says. â€śI worked in Israel for years and so did my father. We know that it is not about what you are but who you are. And that is what I have taught my children.â€ť||13/1/2010|
|Turkey summons Israeli ambassador||Roni Sofer - Ynet - Industry, Trade, and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told Ynet: "The manner in which [deputy FM] Ayalon behaved with the ambassador is unnecessary. Doing everything in front of the cameras is not appropriate or dignified. It is fitting to criticize the statements made by the Turkish prime minister, [but] the Turkish ambassador`s dignity should have been maintained. We have no interest in adding Turkey to the hostile countries. ||12/1/2010|
|I Am Yusef and This Is My Brother: A Palestinian story about Palestinians||Rory McCarthy - The Guardian - In the war of 1948, thousands of Palestinians were uprooted from their homes never to return, and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi is determined to tell their stories||11/1/2010|
|Finance Minister: We don`t need U.S. loan guarantees ||Barak Ravid - Haaretz - U.S. envoy George Mitchell, when asked in a television interview last week what sort of pressure could be applied to Israel, replied that "under American law, the United States can withhold support on loan guarantees to Israel."
Mitchell told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose that George W. Bush`s administration had done so in the past. But he quickly added that he preferred persuasion to sanctions. ||10/1/2010|
|Gunmen kill 7 at Egypt church after Christmas Mass||By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Source: Jerusalem Post
"Egyptian security were searching Thursday for the gunmen who opened fire into a crowd of churchgoers and killed seven in southern Egypt as they left a midnight Mass for Coptic Christmas. "
|Israel to pay compensation to UN||Rory McCarthy -
"Israel has agreed to pay the UN around $10m in compensation for damage caused to UN buildings in Gaza during last year`s war, according to diplomatic sources."
|Mitchell may shepherd Israel-PA `proximity talks` ||By Akiva Eldar and Barak Ravid
"Washington is now considering the possibility of launching "proximity
talks" between Israel and the Palestinians, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas continues to object to direct talks."
|Senior IDF delegation to UK cancelled at last minute for fear of arrests||Itamar Eichner -
"To the great astonishment of the Israelis—the British announced last week that they could not guarantee that the officers would not be arrested."||6/1/2010|
|Terra Incognita: The first economic peace in the Holy Land||SETH FRANTZMAN -
J-lem Post -
""Freemasonry is one of the few institutions that actively promotes better understanding between the different ethnic and cultural segments of Israel society." ||6/1/2010|
|State won`t indict `Jenin Jenin` film director for slander||Merav Yudilovitch -
"...he didn’t find grounds for taking criminal procedures against Bakri according to the slander prohibition law."
|IDF officers abstain from UK visits for fear of arrest||Roni Sofer - Ynet News - Israel has canceled the departure of a military delegation to Britain last week after British authorities could not vouch that Israel Defense Forces` officers would not be arrested. The delegation was slated to include four to five officers invited to the UK by the British army.||5/1/2010|
|Gaza gov`t: Fatah leaders must apply to Hamas for Strip visit permits||Ma`an News Agency, Bethlehem -
"De facto Interior Minister Fathi Hammad announced new regulations for Fatah members intending to visit the Gaza Strip. Henceforth, Hammad said on Friday, Fatah leaders will need a permit issued by the Gaza government before they are allowed to enter the Hamas-controlled area."
|Testing the veil||
by Mohamed Abdel-Baky -
"ALTHOUGH the Supreme Administrative Court has lifted the ban on the niqab students are still banned from examination rooms after arriving in face veils" ||29/1/2010|
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