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Israeli audiences flock to Iran`s Oscar-winning A Separation Ben Child and agencies - Guardian - "The film is being shown mostly at the seven Israeli sites owned by Lev Cinemas, whose CEO Guy Shani said all screenings were sold out on Friday and Saturday." - id 29/2/2012
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Palestinians invite UN Security Council to visitAssociated Press - Fox News - "The Palestinians have invited the U.N. Security Council to visit the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, a move Israel says is an attempt to try to divert attention from getting back to direct negotiations to settle the decades-old conflict." - id 29/2/2012
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Palestinian Authority threatens to `reevaluate` agreements with Israel Ma`an/Ha`aretz - Hana Amira, member of the PLO Executive Committee, explicitly stated that the PA is weighing whether to continue its security and economic cooperation with Israel or instead spark a "popular uprising" against the Israeli occupation. 28/2/2012
Retiring Supreme Court President: `There is disrespect for human life in the Israeli society` Aviad Glickman - Ynet - Speaking at a farewell ceremony, retiring Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch warned of "The phenomenon of disrespect for human life" which . can be detected within Israeli society". She also noted that "A fifth of Israel`s citizens are Arabs – who have yet to realize their rights.28/2/2012
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Paris University cancels radical anti-Israel conferenceYnet - Paris university 8 to remain closed due to conference organized by pro-Palestinian group as part of `Apartheid Campaign`27/2/2012
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Israeli delegates set out to counter Apartheid Week campaign Mordechai I. Twersky - Haaretz - Israel`s Foreign Ministry handpicked "settlers, Arabs, artists, national security experts, gay community representatives and new immigrants and Ethiopian community representatives" and trained them. Delegates will find themselves thrust onto contentious college campuses and into communal settings, from churches to synagogues. bz25/2/2012
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7 minute video on how Israeli racism can destroy: a [Palestinian] family!Taiseer Khatib--As part of our campaign to combat the latest racist Israeli citizenship law, we (my family and the friends Abir Kopty, Salim Abu Jabal, and Habib Siman) launched this 7 minutes short film, to tell the world about what Israeli racism can destroy: a family!A month ago, i sent you my Open Letter and spread it via the email, I would like to ask you to spread this video too, as part of your contribution in fighting racism and discrimination. I count on your help, please let the world know, we will not keep silent, and racism will end in the rubbish bin of history! We truly believe in that, please make it happen...dn25/2/2012
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Pro-Netanyahu daily ‘announces’ end of segregation in spoofNoam Sheizaf - +972 "A group of artists have replaced the front page in hundreds of copies of the Israel Hayom daily paper. The new headline declared that the separation regime in occupied Hebron is ending." ca24/2/2012
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Park Slope Food Co-op schedules vote on whether to hold a referendum on banning Israeli products Conor Febos&Erin Durkin - NY Daily News "The three-year batle over whether Israeli products belong on the shelves of the Park Slope Food Coop is finally coming to a vote -- sort of.The 39-year-old organic-food haven has scheduled a vote for next month to decide whether to hold a referendum of its 16,000 members on banning Israeli-made products like hummus, paprika, and seltzer." ca 24/2/2012
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Israel joins Hague in raising temperature over IranBrian Brady - The Independent - As Tehran unveils the latest developments in its nuclear programme, the Israeli Defence Minister calls for `crippling` sanctions20/2/2012
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Security aid to Israel at heart of US political debateYitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - Republican Jewish Coalition posts web ad accusing Obama of cutting missile defense aid to Israel. Democrats point to large cut in US missile defense program 20/2/2012
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Presbyterians Consider Divesting From Select Companies In IsraelJaweed Kaleem--A major body within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Friday to recommend that the church vote to stop investing in three companies "until they have ceased profiting from non-peaceful activities in Israel-Palestine.” dn19/2/2012
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Another march to war?Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone - Like Tolstoy`s Vronsky, we have a gentleman’s code - a “Westernized industrial power’s” code if you will, that operates the same way. Our newspapers and TV stations may blather on a thousand times a day about attacking Iran and bombing its people, but if even ONE Iranian talks about fighting back, he is being “aggressive” and “threatening”; we can impose sanctions on anyone, but if the sanctioned country embargoes oil shipments to Europe in response, it’s being “belligerent,” and so on. gm 18/2/2012
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US media take the lead on IranGlenn Greenwald - Salon - Many have compared the coordinated propaganda campaign now being disseminated about The Iranian Threat to that which preceded the Iraq War, but there is one notable difference. Whereas the American media in 2002 followed the lead of the U.S. government in beating the war drums against Saddam, they now seem even more eager for war against Iran than the U.S. government itself. gm18/2/2012
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Deep set targetsKhaled Amayreh - Al-Ahram Weekly "Choosing targets in the depth of Arab states and operating in the heart of Arab countries will be a key mechanism in Israeli operations to contain the repercussions of, and enhance weaknesses within, revolutions for democratic change in the Arab world." ca 17/2/2012
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Jordan`s king blames Israel for deadlocked peaceJAMAL HALABY and JOSEF FEDERMAN - Associated Press = "Abdullah was specifically concerned over Israel`s "unilateral policies." It said that included changing the identity of the traditionally Arab sector in East Jerusalem and tampering with Muslim holy shrines there." - id 22/2/2012
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Israel`s justice minister advises rightists on how to seek pardons for Jewish terrorists Tomer Zarchin - Haaretz - "Neeman responded with advice on how to formulate the pardon requests to improve chances that they would be accepted. Moreover, from his comments, this wasn`t the first time he had done so." - id 15/2/2012
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Canadian intelligence agency given official permission to use information obtained by tortureCanadian Maher Arar - who was tortured by the Syrian government at the request of the US government - reports on the ongoing Syrianization of Canadian policing. gm11/2/2012
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Report of the Head of the League of Arab States Observer Mission to Syria Arab League - Muhammad Ahmad Mustafa al-Dabi - The Mission determined that there is an armed entity that is not mentioned in the protocol. This development on the ground can undoubtedly be attributed to the excessive use of force by Syrian Government forces in response to protests that occurred before the deployment of the Mission demanding the fall of the regime. In some zones, this armed entity reacted by attacking Syrian security forces and citizens, causing the Government to respond with further violence. In the end, innocent citizens pay the price for those actions with life and limb. gm11/2/2012
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Foolishly ignoring the Arab League Report on SyriaSharmine Narwani - Alakhbar English - There is powerful evidence that the mission of the Arab League Observers in Syria has been subjected to a campaign of sabotage aimed at eliminating the possibility of a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria11/2/2012
Iran lies debunkedAntiwar Radio - Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Chemical Engineering and political columnist on Iran issues, discusses the latest anti-Iran talking point from World Net Daily and serial propagandist Reza Kahlili (“Ayatollah: Kill all Jews, annihilate Israel“); what Alireza Forghani, the blogger in question, really said about Israel and preemptive strikes; and why many North Americans want to believe every anti-Muslim propaganda piece they see. gm11/2/2012
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US targets first responders, funeralsChris Woods on the monstrous US practice of bombing a spot, then waiting a while until a crowd gathers to clear the rubble and evacuate survivors, and striking again - audio. gm11/2/2012
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What Happens After an Iran-Israel War?Leon T. Hadar - Huffington Post "But as quite a few Israeli and American military experts have warned, a military strike on Iranian facilities would not achieve the declared Israeli goal of ending Iran`s alleged nuclear military program and the expected costs in terms of Israeli casualties could be very high." ca 10/2/2012
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IDF Promotes Disgraced Commander to Prestigious New PostRichard Silverstein - Tikun olam "Almog planned to recommend that Hirsch be deprived of any future IDF command, but he resigned just before the document was released. This enabled him to rear his ugly head again as he has today, like a cat of nine lives.One wonders how someone who resigned in disgrace for something close to dereliction of duty could be allowed to return in a role with a supposedly prestigious new unit which shows that the IDF is adapting to new technology and the changing world." ca 10/2/2012
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Book fair set on a revolutionary courseNevine El-Aref - Al-Ahram Weekly "Despite the statements by Minister of Culture Shaker Abdel-Hamid indicating that the 43rd Cairo International Book Fair was "a distinguished success, especially in light of the current circumstances in Egypt", as well as that he considered it "a great challenge to him personally, and to all the people who worked on setting it up," some people believe that several things have served to dampen its success this year." ca 10/2/2012
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Interesting Times: Democracy in the crosshairsDavid Rosenberg - Jerusalem Post "The laws themselves usually originate in the bowels of the Likud or Israel Beiteinu. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remains quiet or tries to get them delayed.The attorney-general warns about the potential unconstitutionality.The laws are then amended to remove their most outrageous clauses. Sometimes they are frozen or shelved. But they almost always makes another appearance later in a new form. Thus the legislation on NGOs has been frozen twice, merged and revised, but keeps coming back. What looks like a victory in defense of democracy is never decisive." ca 10/2/2012
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Israel embassies preparing for Iran strike?Itamar Eichner - Ynet - "In the framework of the preparations for possible fallout in case of an Israeli strike on Iran, foreign diplomats stationed in Israel requested that the Foreign Ministry equip them and their family members with gas masks." - id 8/2/2012
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For the sake of his dignity : After over 50 days of hunger strike against what he terms humiliating Shin Bet interrogation techniques, Khader Adnan`s health is deteriorating. Amira Hass - Haaretz - On the night of December 17, masked soldiers raided his home, aiming their rifles at family members, elderly parents, a pregnant wife and two daughters. This account was provided in an affidavit submitted to an attorney engaged by the Physicians for Human Rights NGO.-rh6/2/2012
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Education Minister: Only issue with Hebron school trips is that they should have started long agoTalila Nesher and Haaretz - Likud`s Gideon Sa`ar rebuffs protest letter by 260 teachers who refuse to participate in trips to the West Bank town, saying missive is part of anti-government campaign aided by Haaretz6/2/2012
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Disgraced ex-military interrogator threatens to reveal government secretsYossi Gurvitz--Israel’s most renowned torturer threatens to expose the dirty secrets of the Israeli security system, if he does not receive remuneration4/2/2012
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Why is the BBC so afraid of the word "Palestine"?Amena Saleem - Electronic Intifada "Appearing on the popular Charlie Sloth Hip Hop M1X last February, the artist Mic Righteous performed a rap which included the lyrics: “I can scream Free Palestine for my pride/still pray for peace.” BBC producers replaced the word ‘Palestine’ with the sound of breaking glass and this is the version that was aired and which can be seen on a video on the BBC website (the censorship occurs at 2:59)." ca3/2/2012
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The Praver Plan is now a new bill: Confiscation of Bedouin Lands Bill Dr. Yeela Raanan - NegevBedouin "On January 3rd the Government of Israel published the memorandum of a bill named "*Regulation of the Bedouin settlement in the Negev*", in which in states the steps to be implemented in order to relocate the overwhelming majority of the residents of the unrecognized villages and confiscate about 2/3s of the land remaining in their possession. As can be expected, the Government of Israel is anticipating resistance to this new bill, so within the bill are violent measures to ensure its implementation. This bill is currently going through the legislative process in the Knesset, and soon will become law." ca 3/2/2012
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Cairo Book Fair breezes inNevine El-Aref - Al-Ahram Weekly "For the first time the London-based leading human rights organisation Amnesty International is to have a table at the CIBF so as to deliver its message to the Egyptian people and the region." ca 3/2/2012
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Israel sets up elite command unit to strike behind `enemy` lines Kim Sengupta - The Independent - "The unit, headed by Major General Shai Avital, a former head of an elite reconnaissance squad, was ordered by the head of Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) to focus on undercover work." - id 1/2/2012
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Palestinians blame Israel for "failure" of Amman talksMonsters and Critics - M&C - "...revealed Israel`s insistence on continuing settlement activities." - id1/2/2012
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Israel has no right to censor an artist over his politicsEditorial - Haaretz - "Actors should be chosen only for artistic reasons." - id 1/2/2012
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