|Features & translations|
|Top Palestinian cleric says Israel threw stun grenades into al Aqsa; Israel denies|
Reuters - "The most senior Islamic cleric in Jerusalem said on Sunday Israeli police hurled stun grenades into al-Aqsa mosque, Islam`s third holiest site, to quell the latest in a string of Palestinian protests at the politically sensitive holy site. Israeli police denied the allegation" [ry]
|In West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian teens arrested for rock throwing face different fates|
Associated Press - Fox News - "The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other. But there was a crucial difference that helped to shape each boy`s fate: One was Israeli, and the other Palestinian" [ry]
|A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank|
AP - Yahoo! News - "Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system" [ry]
|In Pictures: The Bees of Bil`in |
AlJazeera - Women`s collective in small Ramallah village view bee farming as a way to learn more about community living [ry]
|Palestinian Prisoners` Day remains central|
Asa Winstanley - Memo - “[Addameer, a Palestinian human rights group focusing on the issues of prisoners and prisons] said in a press release: ‘Every year Israel arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress any resistance to its continued occupation and colonization, the result being the imprisonment of approximately 800,000 Palestinians since 1967’" [ry]
|Clashes break as Israeli troops escort settlers to Joseph`s Tomb|
Ma`an - Israeli forces clashed with local Palestinians near Joseph`s Tomb east of Nablus on Sunday morning, locals and Palestinian security sources told Ma`an.
The clashes broke after hundreds of Jewish Israelis arrived at Joseph`s Tomb around midnight and performed religious rituals at the site, escorted by dozens of Israeli military vehicles.
|Temple Mount closed to visitors as police, Palestinians clash|
Nir Hasson - Haaretz - Police said that dozens of Palestinian youths, many of them masked, were throwing stones and fire-crackers at police forces from within the Al-Aksa mosque.
Twenty-four Palestinian youths were arrested overnight in an effort to quell the violence, which has rocked the Temple Mount virtually every day for the past week.
Some 25 Palestinians were wounded, one seriously, in rioting last Wednesday, according to Palestinian sources. One police officer was lightly wounded by stone-throwing.
Dozens of young Palestinians slept inside the Temple Mount on Saturday night and a large police force was in place.
MK Miri Regev (Likud) cancelled a previously planned visit to the mount, which is regarded as holy by both Muslims and Jews.
|Abbas threatens to dismantle Palestinian Authority|
Elior Levy - Ynet - The era of the two-state solution may soon be rocked by a decision that could signal its demise. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is mulling the merits of a proposal to dismantle the Palestinian Authority, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday morning. [bz]
|Stand Firm, John Kerry and express fundamental U.S. positions|
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank Carlucci, Lee Hamilton, Carla A. Hills, Thomas Pickering and Henry Siegman - Politico Magazine - It’s time for the secretary of state to insist on America’s position on Middle East peace. The necessary confidentiality that Secretary Kerry imposed on the resumed negotiations should not preclude a far more forceful and public expression of certain fundamental U.S. positions.
|The New York Times agrees to be gagged by Israel|
Ali Abunimah - Electronic Intifada - Why does Rudoren believe she is bound by gag orders when two senior editors said they were unaware of the newspaper ever agreeing to be bound by such gag orders?
Contrary to the claim that Israeli gags have never been challenged, I found at least one instance where the Times does indeed appear to openly defy an Israeli gag order.
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| :In West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian teens arrested for rock throwing face different fates|
|Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank Carlucci, Lee Hamilton,:Stand Firm, John Kerry and express fundamental U.S. positions|
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|Nir Hasson:Jerusalem panel approves controversial City of David visitors’ center|
| :Report: FIFA threatens to expel Israel over restrictions on Palestinians|
|Larry Derfner:Israel’s ‘war between wars’ backfires|
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