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Three kidnapped Israeli teens found dead in the West BankMichael Omer-Man - +972 - Kidnappings led to the largest military operation in the West Bank since the Second Intifada [ry]30/6/2014
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Can Israel afford Netanyahu`s plan for massive border fence with Jordan? Attila Somfalvi - Ynet - With ISIS eyeing Jordan, Netanyahu wants massive fortification along Israel`s eastern border, but defense and finance ministry officials are already squabbling over who will pay for it [ry]30/6/2014
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Incitement campaign against Palestinian citizens of Israel AIC - "MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) requested the Ministerial Legislative Committee hold a hearing on a special initiative to allow the Knesset`s Central Elections Committee to reject the re-application of current MKs for the next Knesset term, if they are found guilty of incitement or supporting known terrorist groups" [ry]30/6/2014
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Shin Bet rendering `price tag’ protagonists incommunicadoChaim Levinson - Haaretz "Security service denies suspects contact with lawyers in attempt to reveal their partners in crime, with few positive results.In essence, this has been the only result of the Shin Bet’s declaration." ca28/6/2014
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Israeli Arab protesters clash with police in rally against West Bank operationJack Khoury - Haaretz "Hundreds of Israeli Arab protesters clashed police forces on Friday at the entrance to Umm al-Fahm, Israel`s largest Arab city, during a "Day of Rage" demonstration held against the IDF operation in the West Bank." ca27/6/2014
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Palestinian budget burdened by hefty pensions for ministersMohammed Othman - Al-Monitor "Governments are meant to be formed after the election of the Legislative Council every four years, so the Palestinians should have had only five governments in the last two decades. But circumstances dictated otherwise, and the high number of governments has produced 175 ministers, all of whom receive retirement benefits and salaries, adding yet another burden on an already strained annual budget." ca27/6/2014
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Police: There is enough evidence to investigate Zoabi for incitement Lahav Harkov, Ben Hartman - The Jerusalem Post - A-G to make final decision on whether or not to open official investigation into Balad MK over comments on West Bank kidnapping of 3 teens [ry]23/6/2014
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Palestinian hunger strikers are only trying to get our attentionNahum Barnea - Ynet - Law allowing force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners will join other hastily approved laws that put Israel`s legislation to shame [ry] 23/6/2014
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Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure IsraelLAURIE Goodstein - NYT "The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), one of a handful of historic mainline Protestant denominations and the church of many American presidents, is the largest yet to endorse divestment at a churchwide convention, and the vote follows a decade of debate — and a close call at the assembly two years ago, when divestment failed by only two votes." ca21/6/2014
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PA disappointed as Israeli elected vice-head of UN comitteeMa`an News Agency - "The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed "deep disappointment" on Thursday after an Israeli was elected as vice-head of the UN`s fourth committee, also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee.The PA foreign ministry said that the election of Israel to such a post would only encourage it to continue committing excessive violations of Palestinian rights and to maintain the occupation." ca 20/6/2014
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`Parts of West Bank operation were planned ahead of time`Yael Marom +972 "Parts of Operation Brother’s Keeper were planned in advance and are being implemented with no connection to their stated purpose – the return of the three kidnapped Israelis teenagers – according to an IDF officer in Jenin. The officer, who spoke to the ultra-Orthodox news outlet “Hadrei Hadarim,” (Hebrew) said that the army has been preparing for an operation in the city due to the arming of residents there." ca20/6/2014
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Druze conscientious objector Omar Sa`ad released from military serviceEdo Konrad - +972 "Sa’ad, an 18-year-old violist from the northern village Maghar, was sentenced to his first term on December 5th, 2013 in the Tiberias induction base. Since then, he was sentenced six more times for a total of 150 days.Upon his release from prison, Sa’ad released a statement thanking his supporters and reiterating his stance against military service." ca20/6/2014
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Bedouin village of al-Araqib demolished for the 70th time despite court proceedingsJulie Couzinet - Mondoweiss - According to al-Araqib families’ lawyer Kais Nasser, last Thursday’s demolition was carried out despite the fact that an appeal against the orders was being processed by the Lod District court.-rh18/6/2014
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WATCH: Israeli companies export occupation technologyVIDEO - "The Real News" Lia Tarachansky "Dozens of companies involved in the Israeli combat, homeland security, and defense markets demonstrated their technologies during last week’s Tel Aviv Security Week Arms Expo. The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky headed to the conference to speak to representatives of the companies that help maintain the occupation through the building of walls, fences, checkpoints, or protest-suppression technologies." ca13/6/2014
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Amnesty: Israel Must Overturn Travel Ban on VanunuAlternative Information Center = IMEMC - "Mordechai Vanunu is due to attend an event organized by Amnesty International in London on 17 June to promote the protection of whistleblowers including Edward Snowdon and Chelsea Manning. He has also been invited to address the British parliament on 18 June." - id 11/6/2014
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Israeli police raids the village of IqritKhalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "Israeli police forces raided the village of Iqrit (located on the northern tip of Israel, within eyesight of Lebanon). The police uprooted trees, destroyed and confiscated all the personal belongings of Palestinian activists present in the village." - id11/6/2014
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Reuven Rivlin to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel’s presidentJoel Greenberg - Financial Times - "Rivlin, a right-wing legislator opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, was elected Israel`s president on Tuesday and will replace the dovish Shimon Peres in the largely ceremonial post." - id11/6/2014
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Why did The New York Times ignore Palestine’s Christians during Pope’s visit?Patrick Connors and Andrew Kadi - EI - "In seven news articles about the Pope’s visit by Jodi Rudoren and Isabel Kershner totaling 9,000 words, the paper fails to mention even once, or to even hint at, the existence of Palestinian Christians, despite their very significant presence in the towns that the Pope visited." - id11/6/2014
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Israeli authorities `try to evict dead people` from Arab village Lizzie Dearden - The Independent - Eviction orders were pasted in the cemetery at Al-Araqib [ry]10/6/2014
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Video: Made in Israel - Exporting Occupation Technology Lia Tarachansky - The Real News - "Eitay Mack, human rights attorney: `Countries love to buy weapons that were tested, and the country that`s been constantly testing is Israel, both because of past wars and its actions in the occupied territories. And we see that many times weapons that Israel`s army used and then we see it at the Paris Air Show and elsewhere`” [ry]10/6/2014
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Israeli officer who ordered killing of Palestinian promoted to head of ‘Depth Corps’Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Israeli Brigadier General Roni Numa was promoted to head the Israeli military’s ‘Depth Corps’ this week, despite having ordered the ‘neutralization’ of a Palestinian civilian in 2001" [ry]10/6/2014
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Hawks question need for peace with PalestiniansOmer Benjakob and John-Michael Kibrick - Ynet - Speeches at Herzliya Conference suggest some no longer hold peace with Palestinians to be in Israel`s interest; former security advisor warns of Hezbollah threat [ry]10/6/2014
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European commissioner to Israel: Support Palestinian unity dealAFP - Ynet - Barroso says `Leadership is about making possible what is necessary, and peace is necessary in the region. Security for Israel and a state for the Palestinians are moral imperatives for the international community` [ry]9/6/2014
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Israeli Push to Annex West Bank Could Topple GovtJason Ditz - AntiWar - Threats to Move Against Palestinians Fuel Growing Debate [ry]9/6/2014
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Ban Ki-moon: Reports of Palestinian hunger strikers concerningReuters - Jerusalem Post - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concerns on Friday about the worsening health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli detention and demanded that they either be formally charged or released immediately. [bz]7/6/2014
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Banking chaos in Gaza amid unity govt employee confusionMa`an News Agency - "After the unity government was sworn in on Monday, the political echelon of both Fatah and Hamas appeared to have failed to address basic arrangements such as who should pay salaries of about 50,000 employees including security officers who were employed by the former Hamas-run government." ca 6/6/2014
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Why Would Bigots Attack a Jewish-Arab School in Israel That Teaches Tolerance and Mutual Respect? Why Would Bigots Attack a Jewish-Arab School in Israel That Teaches Tolerance and Mutual Respect? Neve Gordon and Catherine Rottenberg - The Nation "This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground." ca 6/6/2014
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Discrimination is legal, there are no Israelis: Reading the Supreme Court’s decisions on Israeli nationalityOfra Yeshua-Lyth - Mondoweiss - We are dealing here with a theological-clerical-based regime. It certainly shows – at least for the time being, at least as far as the citizens of the privileged group are concerned – many significant liberal characteristics, But this regime represents an anomaly in the norms of a world that is defined as democratic and “westernized”; the very world that the state of Israel, its elites and its leadership pretend to be a part of, nothing short of its flagship in the presumably wild Middle East.-rh 4/6/2014
Palestinian aide: `Int`l community must tell Israel enough is enough`Abdullah H. Erakat - The Media Line - "Now, we have to restrain Israeli lobbyists and the Jewish Diaspora from lobbying against reconciliation." - id4/6/2014
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Israel Continues Torturing Whistle Blower Mordechai VanunuEileen Fleming - The Arab Daily News - "Despite the invitation from UK Parliament and Amnesty International to Mordechai Vanunu to speak at a conference addressing the need for the protection of whistleblowers around the world, Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar and Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein refused to approve the trip." - id 4/6/2014
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June 2: Supreme Court to hear Negev Bedouin land claim caseNuri al-Ukbi - Veteran Bedouin rights campaigner Nuri al-Ukbi said : "In 1951, members of my tribe were expelled by force from their village and lands in Al Araqib. We have waited for justice ever since.2/6/2014
Palestinians: Israel threatens to cut ties with new unity governmentJack Khoury--Israel has informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas directly that all contact with the Palestinian Authority will be severed the moment the new Palestinian unity government is sworn in, a senior figure in the Palestinian president`s office has told Haaretz. dn1/6/2014
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Missile was fired from Syrian army position, says senior defense sourceRon Ben-Yishai - Ynet - "A defense official explained that it is possible the incident occurred because the Syrian army has been facing a severe deterioration in unit discipline for more than a year." - id 25/6/2014
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Pro-Israelis groups slam US over support of unity government Palestinian government sworn in Photo: Reuters Palestinian government sworn in Photo: Reuters Get Breaking News Alerts to Your Desktop Red email - send us news tips Yitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - Prime Minister Netanyahu is using Israel`s ambassador to the US, pro-Israeli groups and congressmen from across the aisle to fight the White House over its quick and firm Monday night announcement recognizing the new Palestinian unity government. [bz] 3/6/2014
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Israel `deeply disappointed` U.S. will work with new Palestinian governmentBarak Ravid - Haaretz - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel would not allow the Palestinian Authority to conduct elections in East Jerusalem for either its parliamentary or its presidential election, if the Fatah-Hamas unity government indeed leads to such elections being held in another few months, as called for in their reconciliation deal. [bz]3/6/2014
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