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Exclusive: Hamas Official Discusses Adnan Abu Amer - Al-Monitor "Khalil al-Hayya, a prominent Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip and head of the group’s parliamentary bloc in the Palestinian Legislative Council, stressed that there have been concerted efforts to procure financial and military support to cover its losses following the decline of Iranian backing. The dip in Iranian support came as the result of its and Hamas` clashing stances on the Syrian crisis. Hayya added that new support will not hinge on political requirements." ca 28/6/2013
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Lieberman: Israel needs to conquer and thoroughly cleanse Gaza Strip Ben Lynfield - Independent - "Mr Lieberman suggested that neither the eight-day aerial campaign Israel launched in November with the stated goal of halting rockets from Gaza, nor the devastating Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09 in which more than 1,100 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died, had proven effective at quelling the violence."" - id 26/6/2013
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Yesh Atid bill: Israel should be Jewish by lawMoran Azulay - Ynet - "Knesset Member Mohammad Barakeh (Hadash) slammed the bill and said, "We don`t need laws that are designed to establish the hegemony of the majority, but need to protect the minority when racism rages. The Knesset has become a racist legislation machine."" - id 26/6/2013
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Israel’s racists step up attacks on Palestinian citizensDavid Sheen - The Electronic Intifada - "These racists want to prevent Jewish people from adopting ideas of other people because they want all Jewish people to adopt their own ideology: Jewish Dominionism." - id 26/6/2013
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Collision course: Plan to displace tens of thousands of Bedouin passes first Knesset vote Noam Sheizaf - +972 - "Commonly referred to as the Prawer Plan, the new legislation will allow the government to destroy dozens of so-called “unrecognized” villages in the South and remove between 30-40,000 Bedouin from their homes." - id 26/6/2013
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Israeli TV: Abbas plans to resume peace negotiationsMa`an - Abbas will discuss his conditions for resuming negotiations with John Kerry during the US secretary of state`s visit to the region on Thursday, the report added. Aides to the president could not be reached for comment. bz25/6/2013
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Mohammed Assaf wins Arab IdolReuters in Gaza and Ramallah --Palestinian cities erupted in joy after the Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf won the Arab Idol singing contest final held in Beirut on Saturday night, providing a welcome break from conflict with Israel. dn23/6/2013
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Lapid in Washington: I’m talking constantly to our PM, saying we have to be more proactiveLally Weymouth - Washington Post - The Palestinians must have their own country, and the Israelis must understand that the Palestinians should have their own country. I’m going to push for this - not because I’m in love with the Palestinians, but because it’s in Israel’s best interests. bz25/6/2013
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`A mark of Cain on the forehead of the Knesset`Rabbi Arik Ascherman - The so-called "Bedouin Relocation Bill" passed its first reading after a stormy debate, by a narrow margin of 43 For, 40 Against. Micky Rosenthal and others practically repeated the words of Theodore Bikel, “How can we repeat what was done to us.” I don’t know whether we will be tried in a court above or below, but if this isn’t stopped, we will be tried according to our own words, and found guilty. 25/6/2013
British foreign secretary William Hague to join the US secretary of state`s fourth visit to region Harriet Sherwood - Guardian - Kerry`s efforts have produced no tangible results so far, apart from both parties consenting to refrain from actions which could set back his efforts. But while the Palestinians have stuck to their agreement to postpone pressing their case for statehood at international bodies, Israel has infringed its unannounced de facto moratorium on settlement expansion with recent moves on the retroactive legalisation of four unauthorised outposts and the construction of 300 houses at Beit El. bz25/6/2013
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Report: IRS scrutinized pro-Israel groupsYitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - IRS chief says employees of the US Internal Revenue Service were instructed to pay special attention to terms such as "disputed territories in the Middle East" and "Israel" when flagging tax- exemption applications for further inquiry. bz25/6/2013
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Another hate crime in J`lem: Car tires slashed in Arab neighborhoodNoam (Dabul) Dvir - Ynet - In apparent `price tag` act in Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, vandals damage vehicles, spray paint on wall, `We do not remain silent in face of stone throwing`24/6/2013
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Book review: Outspoken rabbi urges American Jews to `look oppression in the face`Rod Such- EI - "[In his book, Rabbi Brant] Rosen writes that `somehow, some way, Israelis will have to find a way to reckon with the inherent injustice that has become a part of the fabric of their society.` As for American Jews, `those of us who care deeply about Israel will have to find a way to look this oppression in the face and call it out for what it really and truly is.` American Jews, he adds, need to ask how far they `are willing to go to end our complicity in this oppression`”24/6/2013
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Amusement park case shows Israel’s growing racismJonathan Cook - The National - "The threat posed by what happened at Superland, and the coverage of it, is that such incidents of unofficial and improvised racism may one day unmask the much more sinister and organised campaign of “grand apartheid” that Israel’s leaders have overseen for decades." - id 21/6/2013
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Arms dealers, major capitalists fund Peres` 90th birthday bashHaggai Matar - +BDS - "A “North Korea-style event” for the man who brought ‘The Bomb’ to Israel, tried to offer it to Apartheid South Africa when the rest of the world was already boycotting it, was an active partner in promoting some of Israel’s more aggressive wars and one of the architects of the Israeli neo-liberal economy of privatization." - id 21/6/2013
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PA Signs Cooperation Agreement with UNDP to Develop Infrastructure in East Jerusalem and "C" AreasPNN - "To launch the "FAIR" project to facilitate access to infrastructure services in the so-called "C" areas and East Jerusalem, in which development of infrastructure represent a top national priority and paves the way for achieving sustainable development." - id21/6/2013
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West Bank commander warns of unrest if no peace talks Associated Press - The Times of Israel - "If Kerry’s efforts fail, “I’m afraid we will see the escalation … strengthen," he said.” - id 19/6/2013
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One by one, Israel`s coalition members abandon two-state rhetoricMairav Zonszein - +972 - "So Netanyahu is in fact – as far as the political rhetoric goes – the most moderate of the bunch. Scary." - id19/6/2013
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Hundred year old general: "“We Destroyed Arab Villages To Create Our State”Israeli Army Radio/IMEMC - On his 100th birthday retired general Yitzhak Pondak confirmed that the soldiers under his command in 1948 had taken part in destroying and depopulating Arab villages, adding “I can sleep with clear mind. We did what we needed to do, otherwise the number of Arabs now would have been a million more”. ak 18/6/2013
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PLO`s Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: Israel has rejected peaceJerusalem Post - "Given this overwhelming evidence of Israel`s verbal and actual rejection of the two- state solution and hence peace, it is imperative that the US and the international community as a whole start dealing with reality rather than fiction." bz18/6/2013
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Top businessmen warn Netanyahu: Stalled peace process will ruin Israel`s economyBarak Ravid - Haaretz - “We come from the field, and we’re feeling the pressure,” one said. “If we don’t make progress toward a two-state solution, there will be negative developments for the Israeli economy. We’re already noticing initial signs of this. The future of the Israeli economy will be in danger.” bz18/6/2013
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Anti-Arab violence and graffiti within the Green LineNoam (Dabul) Dvir - Ynet - <`Arabs out` graffiti in Abu Ghosh> The tires of 28 cars in the Arab village of Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem were slashed early Tuesday morning. Graffiti reading "racism or assimilation" and "Arabs out" was sprayed on nearby walls. One of cars belongs to former Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg. Police are investigating the case and estimate the attack was racially motivated. bz18/6/2013
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Israeli politicians protect `price tag` attackersDahlia Scheindlin - +972 - The decision not to define ‘price tag’ attackers as terrorists shows the settler lobby’s influence in the Israeli government and highlights the inequality of law and law enforcement in the West Bank17/6/2013
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Gazan, Jewish kids play same `war games`Oded Even-Or - Ynet - Frantic responses to report on Gaza `terror camp` ignore similar Israeli activities17/6/2013
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Practice of Torture - US and Israeli IntelligenceRon Jacobs - CounterPunch - "One does not need to be reminded that torture is an accepted method when it comes to interrogating prisoners today. This is true no matter whether the torturer is working for an acknowledged authoritarian regime like Mubarak’s Egypt or a supposedly democratic, liberal regime like the United States or Israel"17/6/2013
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Former South African Ambassador to Israel rejects JNF trees planted in his nameAdam Horowitz - Mondoweiss - Former South African Ambassador to Israel, Ismail Coovadia, has announced that he will be returning a certificate given to him announcing that 18 trees were planted in his honor by the Jewish National Fund (JNF). The trees were planted in the "Ambassadors Forest" at the completion of Coovadia`s service in Israel last December. The "Ambassadors Forest" was inaugurated in December 2005 and sits on the demolished Bedouin village of al-Araqib. "I was not a party to, and never will be, to the planting of trees on expropriated and stolen land." bz15/6/2013
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Candidate Hassan Rohani takes big lead in Iran`s presidential election so far Press TV in English, from Iran - After 8 million out of 8 million three hundred thousand votes have been counted the candidate considered moderate has signifcantly more votes than all other candidates together. [One becomes jealous of the Iranian vote-bz] 15/6/2013
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Israel is on the verge of a products boycott – first of those produced in settlements, then those coming from anywhere in IsraelAttila Somfalvi - Ynet - Knesset Member Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid ) slammed the Israeli policy in the territories and said the West Bank settlements pose an obstacle to a peace agreement. (...) The world has informed us that our being an occupying country is no longer tolerated. bz15/6/2013
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Trashing Four Generations of Palestinian InheritanceDina Omar - Al-Shabaka "In 1948, the emerging state of Israel laid waste to hundreds of Palestinian villages. Today, three Palestinian villages are accusing the Palestinian Authority (PA) of laying waste to their ancestral lands. Roughly 826 dunums (204 acres) are to be confiscated from 220 families in the villages of Rammun, at-Tayba, and Deir Dibwan in order to construct a solid waste and sanitation landfill. Despite the landowners’ numerous and unanimous objections, the Israeli Civil Administration delivered official notice of the confiscation. However, the landowners are publicly claiming that the PA was behind the move." ca14/6/2013
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World Bank, the PA and Israel work together to confiscate Palestinian land for West Bank dump siteAllison Deger - Mondoweiss "Three West Bank villages are challenging Israeli orders to confiscate their agricultural fields, earmarked for a Palestinian Authority (PA) landfill funded by the German Development Bank (KfW). The proposed 14 million Euro sanitation facility is slated to become first official dump site in the heavily populated Ramallah-district, and the third in the region specifically for Palestinian-use. Yet unlike other landfills, which are in Area A and B, the new site is located in Area C of the West Bank, under Israeli security control." ca14/6/2013
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Syria`s Improvised ArsenalsC.J. Chivers - VIDEO, NYT "Across northern Syria, a clandestine network of primitive arms-making plants churn out makeshift weapons. The Times`s C.J. Chivers reports on a signature element of a materially lopsided war." ca 14/6/2013
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Attackers desecrate Palestinian Christian graves near Tel AvivMa`an News Agency - "Attackers desecrated graves in a Palestinian Christian cemetery in Jaffa and damaged property nearby, in an incident that bore the hallmarks of a "price tag" hate crime, police said on Thursday.Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that headstones in the Orthodox Christian graveyard in Jaffa, a mixed Palestinian-Jewish area in southern Tel Aviv, were sprayed with Hebrew graffiti and the tires of five vehicles parked nearby were slashed." ca 14/6/2013
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Thousands of Arab Negev residents rally against Prawer PlanMa`an News Agency - "Thousands of Palestinians holders of Israeli citizenship on Thursday demonstrated in Beersheba in southern Israel in protest against the Prawer Plan which will displace thousands of Bedouin families in the Negev desert.A Ma’an reporter said the demonstrators waved Palestinian flags as they marched in front of a governmental complex in the center of Beersheba chanting slogans against the Prawer Plan." ca 14/6/2013
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Settlers, Palestinians together against waste dumpSHARON UDASIN, TOVAH LAZAROFF - Jerusalem Post "Trash issues have trumped the conflict, as settlers and Palestinians band together to protest a new German funded landfill near a nature reserve in Area C of the West Bank.The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is leading the battle against the dump, because along with the settlers and Palestinians, it believes that the landfill is environmentally problematic." ca 14/6/2013
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Yoram Kaniuk obituaryDaphna Baram - The Guardian - "The state I took part in founding had ended long ago and I am not interested in what it has become. It is ludicrous, blunt, vile, dark, sick, and it will not last. We used to think it would be different." bz11/6/2013
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Alleged “Anti-Terror Bill” to Legalize Administrative DetentionIMEMC & Agencies - Head of the Meretz opposition party, Zahava Gal-On, said that Israel is denying human rights under the guise of combating terror. She said that the emergency law applied in the country since the British occupation of Palestine, “cannot just be replaced with legislation that is anti-democratic”. Also, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) slammed the bill, described it as anti-democratic, and warmed that its provisions could turn legal organizations and law-abiding persons into terrorists [i.e. depriving them of their basic rights] just because they are suspected. bz 11/6/2013
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Palestinians call for right of return at UNHRCTovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post - The UNHRC debate showed that wide gaps still remain in the public discourse on conflict. Israel, which has cut its ties with the council and was not present, claimed that the concept of the right of return for Palestinians to the State of Israel undermines the basic principle of a two-state solution. On behalf of the IBSA bloc, Brazil said that freezing settlement activity was not a pre-condition to talks, but rather an obligation under international law. bz11/6/2013
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WATCH: Former female Israeli soldiers break their silence Mairav Zonszein - +972 - This post is dedicated to former IDF soldier and whistleblower Anat Kamm, a brave woman currently doing time in Israeli jail10/6/2013
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Rabbis help arson attack Muslims"We have offered them space to meet, for their children to study, office space and computers, prayer space, as well as offers to collect money to rebuild their centre. There is a really strong feeling of community here"10/6/2013
Ya’alon shuns deputy over two-state solution commentsAaron Kalman - The Times of Israel - Danon says working relationship with defense minister ‘excellent;’ his boss says he’s no longer responsible for Danon10/6/2013
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Israel: marking settlement products harms PalestiniansAlternative Information Center (AIC) - This is similar to retorts made by the apartheid regime in South Africa, which claimed that international boycotts would primarily hurt black South Africans [including link to official document bz]8/6/2013
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`Israel is Sliding Into Total Dependence on the PA`Arutz-7 (The settlers` own media outlet) - Factory owners: PA deliberately cuts taxes so that Israeli industry can`t compete. If the government does not start taxing PA goods “There will be no more factories producing goods in Israel. Any type of goods… We’ll reach a point where we will be completely dependent on them.” bz8/6/2013
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Why a Jewish state cannot fully protect its non-Jewish citizensMairav Zonszein - +972 - Israeli police’s failure to stop the murder of two young Bedouin sisters highlights the arbitrariness of citizenship and discrimination for Palestinians under occupation – regardless of whether they are citizens.-rh 4/6/2013
Ex-South Africa ambassador criticizes IsraelAssociated Press - Ynet - ""Regrettably, my permission was not sought (by the JNF nor the Israeli government) to plant trees in my or the name of the South African Ambassador on usurped land, the rightful land of the Palestinians and Bedouins."" - id 19/6/2013
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Germany may soon restrict `Made in Israel` labelsThe Media Line - Ynet - “In our view products should be labeled “Made in Israel” only if they are manufactured within the 1967 borders,” the government document states, according to Israeli press reports. That would exclude products made in the more than 140 communities built on land that Israel acquired* in 1967, also known as the West Bank. [*Not exactly "acquired", only "occupied", without giving the Palestinians citizens rights--note:bz]4/6/2013
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Anti-SemitismAmos Gwirtz - "Let us imagine this – hopefully impossible – event: a certain state in Europe (let’s say France) decides to concentrate its Jewish citizens in towns. In order to ‘encourage’ them to relocate in the towns assigned to them, that state impacts their businesses, demolishes their homes, and imposes strict limitations on the public services they are due, such as denying them running water, electrical power supply, health services, sanitation etc"3/6/2013
Superland government Ram Cohen - Ynet - Amusement park`s Arab-Jewish segregation policy stems from racist Israeli laws 3/6/2013
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The False Torch Uri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "It is of crucial importance for Israel that a new generation of activists for peace and social justice build a new force that will be able to compete in the next elections. The searing disappointment in Lapid may, unfortunately, push young people far away from politics"3/6/2013
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Abbas names new Palestinian prime ministerAlJazeera - Palestinian president names academic and Fatah party member Rami Hamdallah as new prime minister3/6/2013
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``Capitalism can!``Reuters - Forward - Encouraged by U.S. and Palestinian officials, the Cisco company’s CEO, John Chambers, visited Ramallah in 2008. Since then, Cisco has invested $15 million in Palestinian tech startups and training programs. Israel-based companies have followed Cisco’s example and hired Palestinian firms for outsourcing work. Palestinian firms now also work for Hewlett-Packard, Alcatel-Lucent and other American and European tech giants. "We need to partner with the private sector," Kerry said, “because it is clear that most governments don’t have the money. bz 1/6/2013
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