|Assange: I`ll reveal info that will spark Arab world coups||by Roee Nahmias -
"WikiLeaks founder tells Al Jazeera leaked documents in his possession show top Arab officials disclose sensitive information to CIA "
|Wikileaks: Egypt still sees Israel as its main adversary ||by Assoiated Press
"Leaked US diplomatic cable suggests that the Egyptian military is in decline; Egyptian general: "We don`t want to do what suits Israel." ||31/12/2010|
|Islamic Jihad refuses role in Haniyeh gov`t||Ma`an News Agency -
"Maintaining its position as a extra-political movement, Islamic Jihad officials said Thursday that they had refused a seat on Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh`s new government."
|Iran’s Defense Minister Confirms Asgari Death, IDF Warns of Iranian Revenge Attacks||Tikun Olam -
"The Kabuki-like drama of the suicide/murder of Iranian Revolutionary Guard general Ali Reza Asgari in Ayalon Prison continues to deepen. Today, Ynetnews reports that the IDF circulated an unprecedented warning letter to all reserve officers warning them that Iranian agents might take revenge on them inside Israel or abroad."
|Christian extremists assist Israel in displacing Negev Bedouin||Jonathan Cook -
"A coalition of Jewish and Bedouin human rights groups have denounced the project, accusing God-TV and the JNF of teaming up to force the Bedouin out of the area to make way for Jewish-only communities."
|China imports Israel`s methods of propaganda and repression ||Jimmy Johnson -
"The Israeli company On Track Innovations (OTI) began to deliver "smart cards" as part of China`s national ID card system with some of the same biometric technology it provides to ID systems at major checkpoints in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip."||29/12/2010|
|Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Homes In The Negev||Saed Bannoura -
"Dubbing the Arab villages as illegal makes it easy for the ministry to issue orders to evacuate villages and demolish homes."
|Rebbetzins: Women, stay away from Arab men||JPOST.COM STAFF -
""...acting as if they really care for you, say a good word, but their behavior is only temporary. The moment you are in their hands, in their village, under their control, everything changes.""
|`We asked for asylum - prison we got`||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"These people still have ahead of them a difficult time. They have good reason to fear more persecution in the Jewish-Democratic State, possibly detention camps or deportation back to the hell they had escaped from."||29/12/2010|
|UK considers recognizing PA diplomats||Yaniv Halily - Ynet - London looking into possibility of upgrading Palestinian delegation to status of diplomatic mission. Israel fears move may lead to recognition of one-sided Palestinian statehood declaration||27/12/2010|
|Ameer Makhoul`s perpetual trial ||Audrey Farber - EI - "It`s court date after court date of unanimously supportive character witness testimony. The prosecution has no evidence to present, at least not in a public hearing; such is the nature of these ‘security cases.’ There was supposed to be a decision on his sentence today, but there wasn`t, and there will be yet another court date in January with more and more character witnesses […]. We can spend years and years giving positive testimony in support of Ameer but if he is not sentenced, he stays in jail, perpetually on trial”||27/12/2010|
|Austrian Jews chide Likud MK for meeting far-right leader||Barak Ravid - Haaretz - President of Austria`s Jewish community complains to Netanyahu, charging that the meeting is a `stab in the back.`
|Open-ended confrontation||Saleh Al-Naami -
"Israel is moving to stamp out the Islamic Movement among 1948 Palestinians, which it sees as a direct threat to the state`s Zionist plans"
|OECD urges Israel to fund new Arab college in Nazareth||By Or Kashti -
"A special report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has recommended the Higher Education Planning and Budgeting Committee use public funds to support the Nazareth Academic Institute, launched earlier this year. "
|The Occupation Testimonies: The brutalization of the IDF||by Yossi Gurvitz
Giving teenagers power over the lives of other corrupts them – and the IDF."
|The curse of Ezra||Gershom Schocken -
"Intermarriage is one of the most sensitive subjects for Jews and Arabs living in this land. This article, written by Gershom Schocken on August 29, 1985, is being republished on the 20th anniversary of his death."
"Ezra the Scribe is the person who banned intermarriage between the Jews who had returned from Babylon to the Land of Israel and the other nations already living here. He not only declared this prohibition but also forcibly broke up many mixed marriages that he discovered when he returned to Jerusalem from Persia. These were mainly between priests and members of distinguished families." id
|Migrants fearful after rally||Yael Branovsky -
"Migrants will get the chance to respond in their own fashion on Friday, when a rally is scheduled to be held in their support. Demonstrators will gather to protest a plan to erect a detention facility for infiltrators in the south, and organizers expect thousands."
|Jerusalem scrambles as European states move to upgrade ties with Palestinians||Barak Ravid -
"..the Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered every Israeli envoy abroad to begin "urgent" diplomatic activity." id
|Shin Bet warns rabbi behind anti-Arab demonstrations||Chaim Levinson - Haaretz - Bat Yam Mayor Shlomi Lahiani told Army Radio that the right-wing activists were inciting "hate and racism" among Bat Yam residents, and fervently distanced himself from the demonstration with the declaration that it "has nothing to do with the city of Bat Yam." bz||21/12/2010|
|House vote against Palestinian statehood actually showed that Israel lobby is losing its grip||Josh Ruebner - Mondoweiss - Having been put in his place by Capps, Berman called for a voice vote rather than a recorded vote. Fewer than ten Representatives then on the floor voted by â€śunanimous consentâ€ť to adopt the resolution, giving the illusion that the entire House gave its imprimatur to it. bz||21/12/2010|
|Simple solution to problem||Uri Avnery - Ynet - If the rabbis violated criminal laws banning incitement, they should be indicted like any secular fascist who preaches hatred and racism. Yet we cannot force them to interpret their religion in a certain manner. Instead of telling rabbis what to believe in, we should separate religion and state. ||21/12/2010|
|Bat Yam rally: `Arabs dating our sisters`||Yoav Zitun - Ynet - Organizer of demonstration to take place Monday says `public sick of Arabs hitting on Jewish girls.` Participants include right-wing activist Baruch Marzel||20/12/2010|
|Israel`s new wall ||Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani -
"The new wall is coming up on the Egyptian border, and with Egyptian support."
|Israeli Airstrike Kills Militants in Gaza||FARES AKRAM -
"Security officials in Gaza said that the rocket that the militants were carrying had not exploded and that pieces of an Israeli missile were found at the scene."
|Anti Colonial Struggle in the XXI Century||Ane Irazabal -
"On December 14 1960, the U.N. General Assembly passed a crucial decision that changed the world map; the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples." ||19/12/2010|
|Refugees Committee Slams The “Jordan Is Palestine” Conference||Saed Bannoura -
"...creating an alternative Palestinian state in Jordan”, and emptying the land of Palestine from its native Arab and Palestinian people."
|Bloggers claim WikiLeaks struck deal with Israel over diplomatic cables leaks||By Danna Harman -
"The lack of information damaging to Israel in the cables released by WikiLeaks has provided fodder for conspiracy theorists." ca
|Shin Bet to compensate PFLP member for torturing him||By Chaim Levinson -
"Jamal al-Hindi to receive an undisclosed amount of money for a partial disability that he says was caused by torture at the hands of Shin Bet agents 15 years ago" ca||17/12/2010|
|Palestinians in Israel would prefer one secular democratic state (but who’s asking them?)||Audrey Farber - Mondoweiss - Palestinians in Israel seem to oppose a two-state solution. It`s not because of Jerusalem, or settlements, or resource distribution, even though these are all issues. It`s not about the borders at all; it`s about what happens inside them. From this perspective, two states means they run the risk of being forcibly expelled and sent to the West Bank. In two states, the Palestinian community in Israel is still a minority, still discriminated against, and possibly under greater physical threat than before.
Take, for example, the EU Partnership for Peace Grant.
|Police Demolishes Seven Homes In Lod||Saed Bannoura/Sahar M. Vardi - IMEMC/ActLeft - Police claimed the structures had been built "without permits". When residents protested, a Border Policeman cocked his Kalashnikov rifle and threatened the locals that he would "perform his duty". Activists embarked on collecting tents for families left homeless, local popular committee to reconstruct the destroyed houses. ||14/12/2010|
|Arab family`s home win blow to Israeli `Jews only` policy||Jonathan Cook -
"Mordechai Kremnitzer said the bill gave off the "foul odour of racism"."
|Public invited to inform on those renting to Arabs||Yair Altman - Ynet - In step supporting rabbis` letter on halachic ruling against renting to Arabs, initiative gives number so public can give names for `list of disgrace`||13/12/2010|
|Abbas vows: No talks without a freeze ||By HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HILARY LEILA -
"As Clinton prepares to unveil new peace ideas, PA president announces he won`t budge from settlement freeze demand."||10/12/2010|
|Assad: `No one wants strife in Lebanon`||By Agence France Presse (AFP) and The Daily Star
By Agence France Presse (AFP) and The Daily Star
No author -
The Daily Star (Lebanon)
"“No one wants there to be clashes, fitna [strife within the Muslim community], between Lebanese,” Assad said after lunchtime talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy centered on Lebanon, for decades dominated by Syria. Assad also highlighted his country did not want to meddle in Lebanese affairs concerning the current deadlock over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)."
|From one word to another||by Ahmed Abu Ghazala -
"Ever since our remote ancestors began to travel and trade the breadth of the known world, translation and education have gone hand in hand. However Richard Jacquemond, professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Aix-Marseille in France and a translator who has worked in Egypt since the 1980s, says this correlation is currently showing signs of collapse."
|New language for Middle East peace||by John Whitbeck -
"The recent passage by Israel`s Knesset of a law requiring either a two-thirds Knesset majority or approval by an unprecedented national referendum before Israel can "cede" any land in expanded East Jerusalem to a Palestinian state or any land in the Golan Heights to Syria has been widely recognised as making any "two-state solution", as well as any Israeli-Syrian peace, even more inconceivable than was previously the case. It also highlights the need for a concerted effort by politicians, negotiators and commentators to adopt a new "language of peace".
|`Israel to apologise for flotilla killings`||Abraham Rabinovich -
The Australian -
"Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had summoned home his ambassador to Israel six months ago....dispatched two firefighting planes as part of an international effort." ||8/12/2010|
|U.S. Drops Bid to Sway Israel on Settlements||MARK LANDLER -
"“It’s the end of a phase for the administration: ‘We’re not focusing on the appetizers anymore; we’re focusing on the main course.’ ”"
|US Middle East peace plan flounders||Chris McGreal and Harriet Sherwood -
"Netanyahu`s apparent unwillingness to even put the issue to his cabinet will further frustrate the US administration which has been doubtful of his professions of commitment to reaching an agreement with the Palestinians." ||8/12/2010|
|US, Israel, PA fail to reach settlement freeze deal||HERB KEINON -
"... even if there was a moratorium for the next 90 days, it would not ensure success of the process, and that the entire process could actually explode on the 91st day..."
|Israel `regrets` recognitions of Palestinian state||Ma`an News Agency - "Argentina followed Brazil by saying it would recognize a `free and independent` Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, in a move that was later mirrored by Uruguay"||7/12/2010|
|Sowing Seeds of Hate and Strife - Uprooting the Bedouins of Israel||Neve Gordon - CounterPunch - "Despite the fact that it was the seventh demolition since last July, this time the destruction of the Bedouin village Al-Arakib in the Israeli Negev was different. The difference is not because the homeless residents have to deal this time with the harsh desert winter; nor in the fact that the bulldozers began razing the homes just minutes before the forty children left for school, thus engraving another violent scene in their memory. Rather, the demolition was different because this time Christian evangelists from the United States and England were involved"||7/12/2010|
|New WikiLeaks revelations show Ireland blocking U.S. arms to Israel||Barak Ravid - Haaretz - The Irish government has acted to limit transfers of American weapons to Israel and Iraq through Shannon Airport in the wake of public outrage after the Second Lebanon War. [This proves that public opinion has sometimes an effect even when it is not made public-bz]
|WikiLeaks: Israel`s Security Concerns Often Clash With U.S. Interests ||Josh Ruebner - Huffington Post - In an explosive WikiLeaks revelation, Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad "acknowledged the sometimes difficult position the U.S. finds itself in, given its global interests, and conceded that Israel`s security focus is so narrow as to "often clash with broader American security interests in the region". ||6/12/2010|
|Banning the cutting up||by Reem Leila -
Al Ahram Weekly
"Egypt signed an appeal to be presented to the UN to ban female genital mutilation worldwide."||3/12/2010|
|Livni to Netanyahu: When was the last time you told the truth?||By Jonathan Lis -
"Opposition leader rips into the prime minister at a boisterous session of the Knesset, saying he`s weak and at fault for the country`s weakness."||3/12/2010|
|Abbas: “We Are Ready For Real Peace, We Demand A Fully Independent State”||Saed Bannoura -
"He added that the Palestinian Authority is willing to hold talks with Israel, the United States, the European Union and any country that is willing to help boost the peace process."
|Poll: Most Israeli Jews believe Arab citizens should have no say in foreign policy||The Marker -
"The study also revealed that almost half of the Jewish Israelis polled would be bothered to have an Arab neighbor." id
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