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Thank you, Muslim friendBradley Burston - Haaretz "The tragic murder earlier this month of Dan Uzan, a Danish Jew slain while guarding a bat mitzvah at the central synagogue of Copenhagen, inspired a small group of young Muslims in neighboring Norway to do something extraordinary." ca27/2/2015
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Campaign for Palestinian Recognition Launched in IrelandIMEMC News & Agencies - "Solidarity organization "Sadaka" said that former Irish foreign minister Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, and PA ambassador to Ireland, Ahmed Abdelrazek, urged the Irish government to recognize a Palestinian state based on the two state parameters, as part of the campaign." ca27/2/2015
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Will Israeli Jews vote for Joint List?Shlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor "At Hadash headquarters, they do not yet know how many Jewish voters will possibly support them. No serious poll has been conducted so far on the issue. Nevertheless, the large number of calls to the headquarters by Jewish voters, people with whom the Arab parties had no contact before, alongside an increasing number of new party activists, do indicate a distinct phenomenon." ca 27/2/2015
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Herzog cancels AIPAC speech, takes aim at Netanyahu trip to US Moran Azulay - Ynet - ""Netanyahu`s spin about who is going to Washington must stop," Herzog told a gathering of foreign media in Israel. "My firm position against a nuclear Iran is known by every Israeli and American, including the US president, and I know how to voice it in a sharp, clear manner - from here, not from there."" - id 25/2/2015
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Who is Netanyahu? Why Should Congress Boycott his Speech?Mazin Qumsiyeh - Alternative Information Center - "Benjamin Miliekowsky (Netanyahu) is known both among Israelis and globally as a consummate liar who refused to accept the Oslo accords (even though they were partial to Israel) and has gotten rich off of his political activities." - id 25/2/2015
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Israel attack victims awarded over $218 mln in PLO trial in NYJoseph Ax and Nate Raymond - Reuters - A U.S. jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218 million to American attack victims while in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago. The attacks are attributed to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Hamas.(...) The award could be tripled under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act. [bz] 24/2/2015
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Leaked cables show Netanyahu`s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad Seumas Milne, Ewen MacAskill and Clayton Swisher - The Guardian - One of the biggest hauls is from Mossad. But there are also documents from Russia’s FSB, which is responsible for counter-terrorism. Such leaks of Russian material are extremely rare. Other spy agencies caught up in the trawl include those of the US, Britain, France, Jordan, the UAE, Oman and several African nations. The scale of the leak, coming 20 months after US whistleblower Edward Snowden handed over tens of thousands of NSA and GCHQ documents to the Guardian, highlights the increasing inability of intelligence agencies to keep their secrets secure. [bz]24/2/2015
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Palestinians threaten to end security ties with IsraelAP - Ynet - "We will not be able to continue the security coordination and the Palestinian Authority itself may not be able to continue functioning if Israel continues stealing our money." [bz for ry]22/2/2015
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`Khirbet Khizeh,` by S. Yizhar Dexter Filkins - NYT Sunday Book Review - We don’t know the name of the village that the intelligence officer, Yizhar Smilansky, moved into that day, or exactly what he saw. But the events he witnessed so haunted Smilansky that he wrote a novella about his experience and gave it the same name as the fictional place where he set his story: “Khirbet Khizeh.” The book, published in Hebrew in 1949 under the pen name S. Yizhar, was translated into English only in 2008, and it wasn’t published in Britain until 2011. It has now been brought to the United States for the first time by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. [bz]21/2/2015
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How Uncle Ibrahim protected the village landsHatim Kanaaneh - Mondoweiss "Next Tuesday in New York City, Hatim Kanaaneh will launch the publication of his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee, in an event at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. The book offers a picture of life in a resilient Palestinian-Israeli community in the Galilee, and it has been welcomed by literary leaders like Susan Abulhawa and Ghada Karmi." ca20/2/2015
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Three Friends, One JihadiMona El-Naggar and Ben Laffin - NYT "VIDEO: Three friends in Cairo`s post-revolutionary turmoil" ca20/2/2015
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Prepare for the worstEditorial - Daily Star "Speaking earlier this week, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah warned of a renewed period of violence in Lebanon after the winter recedes.He spoke explicitly of new jihadi attacks in Lebanon, and of Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria...it seems that external powers are increasingly worried about the situation here, more so than Lebanon’s own authorities and institutions seem to be." ca 20/2/2015
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How EU-US trade deal could thwart “boycott Israel” campaignRyvka Barnard and John Hilary - Electronic Intifada "Two members of the US Congress have introduced a bill that would turn a giant trade deal between the EU and US into a devastating weapon against the people of Palestine and all those seeking justice alongside them. Together with the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is currently under negotiation, the proposed bill would compel all 28 EU member states to crack down on European groups participating in the growing movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel in solidarity with the Palestinian people." ca20/2/2015
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Q&A: Hanin Zoabi - Israel`s `bad Arab`Patrick Strickland - Aljazeera - An estimated 1.7 million Palestinians live in communities in cities, towns and villages across the country and carry Israeli citizenship. According to the Haifa-based Adalah Legal Centre, they face more than 50 discriminatory laws that limit their access to state resources and muzzle their political expression.-rh19/2/2015
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Israel`s "Dahiya Doctrine" General Becomes New Chief of StaffSami Sockol - AIC - "Eisenkot, the new chief of staff, is associated more than anyone else with the notorious Dahiya doctrine, which advocates disproportionate use of force as part of Israel`s campaign against guerrilla warfare." - id 18/2/2015
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Film on Israel-Palestine wins Best Documentary in PasadenaRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "...explores the issue of the “Two State Solution” versus the “One State Solution.” It asks the tough question of Israelis, do they want a “Jewish State,” or do they want a “Democracy.”" - id 18/2/2015
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When IDF conscription begins at age threeOrly Noy - +972 - " An education system that brings an inherently violent organization in through the front door is failing at its most basic obligation. This policy is the first injection of militarism, ultimately meant to prevent our children from becoming critical citizens." - id 18/2/2015
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Palestinian official to i24news: PA mulls cancellation of Oslo Accordsi24news - PLO committee to meet in March to discuss halting of security coordination with Israel, as well, source says. [bz]17/2/2015
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Why can’t media describe Chapel Hill murders as terrorism?Rania Khalek - The Electronic Intifada - A self-described “gun-toting” atheist, Hicks’s Facebook postings were devoted almost exclusively to expressing hostility towards religion. Commenting on Christians, Muslims and Jews, Hicks said in one post, “I wish they would exterminate each other!” [bz]17/2/2015
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Netanyahu campaign video: A victory for the Left means an ISIS invasionLisa Goldman - +972 - By choosing music created by Palestinian-Jordanian rappers with lyrics about the dream of being buried in one’s ancestral homeland, the video’s creators drive home the message: Palestinian aspirations = terrorism = ISIS = the end of Israel. So vote Likud or, as Netanyahu writes on his Facebook introduction to the video, it’s: “Us or them, the ISIS version. Vote for Likud with Netanyahu at its head or for a weak, submissive government with Tzipi and Buji at its head.” [bz]17/2/2015
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With a right-wing win an even tougher stance toward the Palestinians Aron Heller/AP - Star Tribune - The Palestinians should lower their expectations and forget about statehood, argues Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home Party to the right of the Likud. "We are not going to give up more land. This approach has failed." Bennett is angling to become defense minister as part of the next coalition government if Netanyahu prevails in the March 17 vote. [bz] 17/2/2015
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Copenhagen shootings: Benjamin Netanyahu calls for `massive immigration` of European Jews to Israel in wake of attack Jamie Campbell - The Independent - Netanyahu made his statements during Sunday morning`s cabinet meeting [ry]16/2/2015
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Nonprofit Humanitarian Organization to Bring Solar Energy to GazaAlexandra Halaby - IMEMC & Agencies - "Gaza is in desperate need of power. One organization hopes to bring clean, renewable energy to Gaza with the installation of solar panels" [ry]16/2/2015
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Samaria Settler Council under fire for video depicting leftists as anti-Semite collaboratorsYnetnews - Animated video titled `The Eternal Jew` features a German named Herr Stürmer paying a hooked-nosed Jew for slanderous information about the IDF and Israel; Peace Now demands AG to open police investigation into video [ry]16/2/2015
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The Casino Republic Uri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "Who is the ruler of Israel? Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, of course. WRONG. The real ruler of Israel is one Sheldon Adelson, 81, American Jew, Casino king, who was rated as the world`s tenth richest person, worth 37.2 billion dollars at the latest count. But who is counting?" [ry]16/2/2015
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Joint Arab party hopes for 15 seats in upcoming electionsLinda Gradstein/Media Line - reprinted Ynet - Yet they will not join the governing coalition, even if the Zionist camp, led by Herzog and Livni, could form a coalition. However, they would support the coalition from outside. “All of the Jewish parties want Israel as a Jewish state, while we want Israel as a state for all of its citizens.” [bz]14/2/2015
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Corrie Family Statement Regarding Israel`s Supreme Court DecisionRachel Corrie Foundation For Peace And Justice - IMEMC "We continue to be appalled that it requires a lawsuit to have a truthful accounting of what occurred, and complete repatriation of Rachel’s remains. Decisions as to next steps will be made by the family in consultation with our attorneys." ca13/2/2015
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Obama`s second term goal: Push Netanyahu on peaceYitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - "One of US President Barack Obama`s main goals for his second term in office was to push Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu towards a peace agreement with the Palestinians, a new book by one of Obama`s top advisers reveals." - id 11/2/2015
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Israel`s top court orders 9 manifestly illegal settler homes razed - within two yearsMa`an - According to the ruling handed down late on Sunday, the authorities have until 2017 to carry out the demolitions in Ofra, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Still, Yesh Din`s lawyer Shlomi Zachary hailed the ruling as making "unequivocally clear that the law, human rights, and particularly the right to property must be respected in the Palestinian territories." [bz] 10/2/2015
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Belgian parliament calls for conditional recognition of a Palestinian State European Jewish Press - The boundaries of this state shall be those of 1967 ‘’with changes agreed by both parties,’’ the text says. [bz] 7/2/2015
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IDF to hold hearings for soldiers suspected of looting during Gaza conflictYAAKOV LAPPIN & YONAH JEREMY BOB - J-Post - "Decisions on whether to investigate a number of other notable incidents are still outstanding." - id for ca 6/2/2015
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Ashrawi: Canada Engaged in Political Blackmail against Palestinian Civil InstitutionsPNN Report - IMEMC - ""Israel is enabled by apologists like John Baird to persist with the support of self-appointed advocates who become complicit in these war crimes," Dr. Ashrawi said." - id for ca 6/2/2015
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Hamas declares opening of Gaza seaportAdnan Abu Amer - Al Monitor - "Hatem Abu Shaaban, an engineer and a Palestinian National Council (PNC) member, said in a report published in late 2014 that the operation of the port would provide 2,000 jobs, helping to reduce unemployment in the Gaza Strip." - id for ca6/2/2015
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The Defiant Ones - US Loses its Grip on Israel and PalestiniansJONATHAN COOK - Counterpunch - "At their first meeting Obama reportedly told his Israeli counterpart “not one more brick”, insisting on a settlement-building freeze"..."Netanyahu soon defied the president, and has been doing so ever since." - id for rh5/2/2015
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Antisemitic attacks in UK at highest level ever recordedRobert Booth - Guardian - "...the surge in antisemitism was fuelled by reactions to the conflict in Gaza in July and August that claimed the lives of 2,131 Palestinians and 71 Israelis, according to the UN." - id for rh 5/2/2015
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Israel`s president went to Hebron for all the wrong reasonsAvner Gvaryahu - +972 - "...he told churchgoers in Brooklyn that, “[Martin Luther] King knew that one cannot fight for his own freedom without fighting for the freedom of others.” Well, it turns out that Rivlin’s interpretation of freedom doesn’t apply to Palestinians who have lived under our occupation for nearly half a century." - id for rh 5/2/2015
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US Judge McGowan Davis to replace Schabas as head of UN Gaza inquiryItamar Eichner, Associated Press - Ynet - "The UN Council on Human Rights announced it would continue forward with the inquiry, despite Schabas` resignation, and publish its findings on March 23 as determined by the committee`s mandate." - id 4/2/2015
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`How dare you call us traitors?`Yehuda Shohat - Ynet - "V15 founders Itamar Weizman and Nimrod Dweck have had a boost in recent days thanks to accusations from Likud; but the two insist they are non-partisan and that the claims against them are ridiculous." - id 4/2/2015
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Arab governments investing heavily in Satellite TV NewsRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Alarab News Channel fills a critical void in Arab-language news programming by delivering to millions of viewers with an objective, fresh and unbiased view of local and world events." - id 4/2/2015
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Bethlehem mayor recruiting pope to intervene on West Bank barrierHaaretz and Lauren Gelfond Feldinger - Palestinians argue that the wall, in any of the locations Israel has proposed, would either separate the school from the town where the students live, or block off access to the only green area near Bethlehem3/2/2015
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New Israel Fund blacklisted - anti-Zionists everywhereAmericans for Peace Now - News Nosh daily review of Israeli media - Rightist Israeli politicians boycott democracy conference over NGO backing - Politicians from Likud and Habayit Hayehudi announced they would not participate in a conference initiated by Haaretz because of `funding by an anti-Zionist body,` the New Israel Fund. (Haaretz and Israel Hayom) [bz]3/2/2015
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U.N. Gaza war inquiry to pursue work despite resignationAllyn Fisher-Ilan and Stephanie Nebehay - Reuters - The report will be produced on time next month despite the resignation of its chairman, officials of the United Nations inquiry said on Tuesday, brushing aside a demand from Israel`s prime minister to shelve it. [bz]3/2/2015
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Head of UN inquiry into Gaza conflict to quit Reuters - Ynet - In a law journal article of December 2010, Schabas wrote that Netanyahu could be considered "the single individual most likely to threaten the survival of Israel." William Schabas says is resigning "to prevent overshadowing the report and its findings over Israeli allegations of bias." [bz]3/2/2015
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Britons dislike Israel more than Iran – but North Korea beats them both as most maligned nation Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith - The Independent - The Chatham House survey showed there has been a surge in negative attitudes towards Israel in the past two years [ry]2/2/2015
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Poll: Netanyahu Should be Investigated for Nuclear Weapons Tech Smuggling Before US VisitGrant Smith - AntiWar - "A majority of Americans believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be investigated by the FBI for nuclear weapons technology smuggling before being allowed to enter the United States according to a new poll" [ry]2/2/2015
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It`s over: Jewish National Fund and Israel finally agree to part waysYael Darel--JNF chief Meir Spiegler says breakaway for `purely professional` reasons, stemming from frequent state violations of agreements; split includes land swaps between the sides. dn1/2/2015
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Arab, leftist high schoolers walk out on Naftali Bennett`s speechLisa Goldman - +972 - Bennett suggests Arabs steal Jewish property during conference for Israeli high schoolers who will be voting in their first elections. Activist says he was threatened by Shin Bet outside the event [ry]9/2/2015
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Netanyahu Vows to Sabotage Iran Nuclear DealJason Ditz - AntiWar - Says Israel Will Do Anything to Prevent Agreement [ry]9/2/2015
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