|Report: Israel to station nuclear missile subs off Iran||Ynet -
Sunday Times says Jewish state plans to deploy three submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles in Persian Gulf. According to report, decision has been taken to ensure permanent presence of at least one of vessels
|IDF writes new urban-war doctrine||YAAKOV KATZ -JPost -
Change after Goldstone Report, "not admission of army wrongdoing."||30/5/2010|
|Channel 2 : Interview with Noam Chomsky|| ||30/5/2010|
|NPT declaration to name Israel||The US has agreed to a deal at the United Nations that would put pressure on Israel to join the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), according to Western diplomats.||29/5/2010|
|Rivlin: Action against Arab MKs on immunity could backfire ||Rebecca Anna Stoil - Jerusalem Post - Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin warned Monday that stripping Arab MKs of their parliamentary immunity over their visit to Libya would set a dangerous precedent that could be later used against right-wing MKs as well. ||25/5/2010|
|On being an Arab lawmaker in Israel||Edmund Sanders - Los Angeles Times - Knesset member Ahmad Tibi on why he thinks democracy in Israel applies only to Jewish citizens, why he`ll never accept Israel as a Jewish state and why he`ll never leave.||25/5/2010|
|Anat Kam at start of trial: I hope it will be okay||Vered Luvitch - Ynet - Kam, who leaked thousands of classified military documents to journalist during her military service, is accused of possession of classified material and passing it on with intention of harming State security – offenses punishable by life in prison||24/5/2010|
|Israel and apartheid: a marriage of convenience and military might||Chris McGreal - The Guardian - Secret documents revealing offer to sell nuclear warheads to South Africa cast fresh light on alliance||24/5/2010|
|Nuclear informant Vanunu returns to jail|| Ronen Medzini-
Mordechai Vanunu, found guilty of contacting foreign agents in 2007, goes back to jail to serve three-month sentence after refusing to perform community service in Jewish neighborhood. `Does Shin Bet want to educate me?` he asks.
|The 2nd Haifa Conference||For the Return of Palestinian Refugees
For the Democratic Secular State in Historic Palestine
28-30 May 2010, Haifa, Al-Midan Theater
|Damascus gives old Jewish quarter new life||Andrew England -
"Asked whether he believes any Jews will return, Mr Cameo says: “Only God knows.” He adds: “Maybe if there was peace, some of them would come back." ||20/5/2010|
|Israel: Chomsky ban `big mistake`||Aljazeera -
"Chomsky, who opposes a general boycott of Israel, told Israel`s Haaretz newspaper that Israel`s behaviour reminded him of South Africa in the 1960s, which thought it could counter its international pariah status through better public relations."
|Abbas warns of Israeli ‘provocations`||KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON -
J-lem Post -
"“We hope that the Americans will obligate the Israelis to stop the provocations, which include invasions, arrests, settlement construction and the creation of new facts on the ground."” ||20/5/2010|
|Hamas`s Abu Tir released from prison||Ronen Medzini -
"Israel still holds 12 Hamas legislators in custody."
|A shameful rejection||Editorial -
"The Israeli rejection was explained, as expected, with "security reasons"." ||20/5/2010|
|Maariv: Did Rahm Emanuel cancel his son’s Kotel Bar Mitzvah following threats from Kahanists?||by Didi Remez -
The reason that Emanuel has canceled the Torah reading at the Western Wall may be a letter that his bureau received a few months ago from right wing activists Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben Gvir, with a threat that they would take care to “blow up” the celebration. "
|The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment||by Peter Beinart -
"Morally, American Zionism is in a downward spiral. If the leaders of groups like AIPAC and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations do not change course, they will wake up one day to find a younger, Orthodox-dominated, Zionist leadership whose naked hostility to Arabs and Palestinians scares even them, and a mass of secular American Jews who range from apathetic to appalled. "||19/5/2010|
|Israel Roiled After Chomsky Barred From West Bank ||Ethan Bronner - NYT - Mark Regev, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “This was a mishap. A guy at the border overstepped his authority,” adding that if Professor Chomsky tried to enter again, he would succeed. But Chomsky said in a television interview that the Interior Ministry official who interviewed him was on the phone with other ministry officials during the several hours of questioning and that he was taking instructions from his superiors.
|Israel rejects Qatar bid to restore diplomatic ties||Barak Ravid - Haaretz - In exchange for renewed ties, Qatar demanded it be allowed to carry out a series of reconstruction projects in Gaza.||18/5/2010|
|High school bans Israeli-Palestinian dialogue group due to parents` pressure||Or Kashti - Haaretz - Students report that the principal has said the school aims to raise the rate of students who serve in the Israel Defense Forces and that inviting the Israeli-Palestinian organization could damage this||17/5/2010|
|Palestinians mark 62nd Nakba Day||Sirens were heard across Palestinian cities at noon on Saturday to mark the 62nd anniversary of mass forced displacement of Palestinians from their homes by pre-state Israeli militia in 1948, known as the Nakba or catastrophe. ||15/5/2010|
|Israel`s secret police surveilling Islamic leaders||Jonathan Cook -
"Job interviews for the position of imam at mosques in Israel are conducted not by senior clerics but by the Shin Bet, Israel`s secret police."||12/5/2010|
|Nuri el-Okbi and the Expert Professor ||Press release - In the Bedouin land case, the state`s expert witness, Prof. Ruth Kark, sees no need to examine the situation on the ground or meet with the Bedouin inhabitants before giving an expert opinion||11/5/2010|
|Islamic leader Raed Salah acquitted in 2007 rioting case ||Shmulik Grossman - Ynet - Judge Shimon Fineberg said that the prosecution failed to prove the offense of illegal gathering, and acquitted Salah of that charge as well.
|Arrest Blair!||This site [www.arrestblair.org] offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace. Anyone attempting an arrest which meets the rules laid down here will be entitled to one quarter of the money collected at the time of his or her application (currently £10,992.95).||9/5/2010|
|Why Does the Shin Bet Hate and Fear Ameer Makhoul?||Israeli bloggers, unlike their journalistic counterparts, are defying the Shin Bet’s gag order on reporting the secret arrest of Ameer Makhoul, director of the Israeli Palestinian human rights NGO, Ittijah. ||8/5/2010|
|Israel Arrests its Own Citizen, a Human Rights Director||by Jesse Bacon -
Israel:The Only Democracy in the ME
"Ittijah General Director Ameer Makhoul Arrested by Israeli Authorities
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Condemn Arrest as Arbitrary and Seek Immediate International Intervention"||7/5/2010|
|What Price Peace for Israel and Palestine? ||Ira Chernus
" Israel, which has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has long taken the curious stance that it neither acknowledges nor denies the massive nuclear arsenal that everyone knows it possesses. And Washington has, until now, gone along with this strange fiction which, in turn, offered an almost mind-boggling spectacle of focus and denial."||7/5/2010|
|Last-minute doubts regarding Israeli accession to OECD||JNews Editorial - The statistics supplied by Israel to the OECD include data regarding Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory while excluding data regarding Palestinians living in the same areas.
|JCall: even European Jewry beginning to publicly criticize Israel||Michael Warschawski - Alternative Information Center - The fact that prominent Jews like Bernard Henry Levy or Daniel Cohn-Bendit have taken the decision to openly criticize an Israeli government is a strong sign of the growing isolation of Israel in the international arena and the malaise within Jewish communities.||6/5/2010|
|UK `blocking` Mossad return to London||Ian Black -
"Israel conspicuously refrained from retaliating for the expulsion of the Mossad officer, apparently accepting that it was no more than a slap on the wrist before a return to business as usual."
|Arab states spotlight Israel at nuclear meeting||JOHN HEILPRIN -
AP News -
"Israel`s failure to sign the NPT and allow international monitoring of its nuclear program "renders the NPT a source of instability in the Middle East.""||5/5/2010|
|Army may release all Deir Yassin docs||DAN IZENBERG -
J-lem Post -
"The state told the court that publication of these documents could harm Israel’s foreign relations..." ||5/5/2010|
|Rabbi Lerner`s home targeted by right-wing Zionists||Tikkun press release - By linking Rabbi Michael Lerner to alleged terrorism, they provide for themselves and other extremists a "right-wing justification" to use violence against him. This follows Lerner`s support for Goldstone in the Bar Mitzva controversy.||4/5/2010|
|Ministers reject another Yisrael Beitenu `loyalty bill` ||Aviad Glickman - Ynet - Proposal presented by rightist MK calls to revoke voting right from anyone convicted of offenses that `damage the state`s democratic foundation` ||3/5/2010|
|Israel Denies It Offered South Africa Warheads||ISABEL KERSHNER -
"Israel has a longstanding policy of nuclear ambiguity, neither confirming nor denying that it has nuclear weapons, though it is widely believed to have developed a large arsenal."
|Israel`s nuclear weapons: Time to come clean||Editorial -
"Both America and Israel believe that Israel should retain its nuclear weapons while Iran should not be allowed to acquire them."||26/5/2010|
|Vanunu returns to prison||Adam Keller -
"A moment before the prison gates closed, Mordechai Vanunu recited a poem which he had written recently. A very angry poem."
|Noam Chomsky denied entry to Israel||Ali Waked - Ynet - Left-wing US Jewish intellectual known as fierce critic of Jewish state delayed for four hours while trying to enter country through Allenby Bridge in order to deliver lecture at Birzeit University report. Interior Ministry: We`ll consider letting him speak in Ramallah. Security source: Decision made against procedures/
Dr. Norman Finkelstein: The case of Chomsky is a grave indication, among many other indications seen each day, that Israel is losing its grip on reality ||17/5/2010|
|Shin Bet admits watching left-wing activist in West Bank ||Haim Levinson - Haaretz - Bridgette Chappell, an activist with the International Solidarity Movement, arrived in Israel in August 2009 and went to live in Bir Zeit, near Ramallah. She took part in protests and was arrested in Bir Zeit at the beginning of February together with another activist, a Spanish citizen. Chappell`s lawyer, Omer Shatz, petitioned the High Court, arguing that that Israel has no jurisdiction in matters pertaining to population administration in Area A, which is under Palestinian civilian and military control, and therefore Chappell`s arrest was illegal.
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