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In Silwan, the settlers are winning - big time

17 hours 28 min ago
Yonathan Mizrachi - +972 - Seven years of struggle and Silwan’s residents can’t claim even one tangible and clear victory. Not one home has been returned to its original residents, not one settler has left and the police and Israeli authorities continue to target Palestinian residents.-rh

If talks fail, Hamas says it will not return to war

17 hours 28 min ago
Adnan Abu Amer - Al-Monitor - “The failure of negotiations in Cairo and not lifting the blockade could lead to another war, even though we do not want this. I think that the Israelis do not want to see this war happen again,” said Abu Marzouk.-rh

Gaza war deals blow to Israel`s tourism industry

17 hours 28 min ago
TIA GOLDENBERG - Yahoo News - Israel`s war against Hamas came at the beginning of the peak tourist season, which includes July and August and runs through the Jewish High Holiday season and early winter.-rh

Why Don’t We Negotiate With Isis: Why don’t we do it and save some lives?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Robert Fisk - Information Clearing House - The Lebanese government has one tough man who deals with kidnapped civilians. He’s called Abbas Ibrahim, a brave man who used to walk, unarmed, into the Ein el-Helweh Palestinian camp in Sidon to talk to Osama bin Laden’s men. He’s now head of the Lebanese “General Security”. And yes, he is a general.-rh

560 Palestinians Imprisoned by Israel in September

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
IMEMC News - According to the Palestinian News Network, the records indicate that the Hebron province has witnessed the highest rates of imprisonment, with 163 prisoners, followed by Jenin province, with 108.-rh

‘Only a suicidal country doesn’t recognize the Bedouin problem`: Israeli minister seeks ways to lower Bedouin birthrate

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Kate - Mondoweiss - Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said during a visit to the south on Sunday that he was examining ways to lower the birthrate of the Bedouin community. Shamir heads the ministerial committee on Bedouin resettlement arrangements.-rh

Abbas makes last-ditch effort to win Palestinian independence

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Daoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is possibly making his last effort to try to bring about an independent state. The odds are against him, but he has a plan and he appears to be set to giving it his last best shot.-rh

Violence and detention of children in Hebron

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
International Solidarity Movement - “Around three young boys ran towards the checkpoint and threw stones towards the armed Israeli soldiers. They then fired a tear gas grenade towards the the children walking to school, forcing them to run through clouds of gas. This continued for around 40 minutes, with several more children throwing stones and two more tear gas grenades being fired.-rh

Another western war won’t end terror in Iraq or Syria. It will only spread it. Bombing and more intervention can’t destroy Isis. The US is at the heart of the crisis in the Middle East

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Seumas Milne - The Guardian - What has been launched by the US and its allies this week is in effect their third Iraq war in a generation. It follows the US-led war to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991 and the cataclysmic US-British invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. Now Obama has launched yet another intervention to rid the country of the direct consequences of the last one.-rh

Newsletter 22 Sep. 2014

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
B`Tselem - Israel’s last military operation in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, ended over a month ago. In the course of the fighting, B’Tselem received reports of grave harm to civilians. In some cases, Israel violated international humanitarian law; in many others, breaches of the law are suspected.-rh

"Museum without borders" to open in Palestine

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Daryl Meador - The Electronic Intifada - "“We know that more than half of the Palestinians are outside of Palestine. So we started thinking of the museum as a hub with branches and partnerships in other places, particularly in places where Palestinians themselves cannot access this site in Birzeit."" - id

Army Kidnaps 10 Palestinians In West Bank

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "....the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades." - id

Bibi`s UN speech misses again

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Ben Caspit- Al Monitor - "At the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accomplished what he is best at: delivering speeches and identifying threats, without identifying opportunities or making any historic decisions — again." - id

New Book: “The Vanunu Legend: Israel’s Nuclear Whistleblower’s Struggle for Freedom”

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Eileen Fleming - The Arab Daily News - "Fleming explained she has been driven to document the Vanunu saga summed up by a quote she read in the novel The Help in which a New York Editor advises an aspiring writer to “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.”" - id

Blood bucket challenge at Yad Vashem

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Jews Against Genocide - ISM - "It is our responsibility to act in order to make the price of Israeli Apartheid higher than it’s benefits." - id

Netanyahu`s UN speech: All talk, no action

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Nahum Barnea - Ynet - "It`s only natural that after many years in power, the leader feels there is no one else but him, that he is growing – in his own eyes and in the eyes of his followers – and that the state, weak and flaccid, is barely trudging behind him." - id

About budgets and growling bellies

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Adam Keller - Crazy Country - "Western newspapers are supposed to abide by the rule that a suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty in court - but not in the Israeli press and in this case." - id

Is Israel Trying to Force Palestinians into the Sinai?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
JONATHAN COOK - Counterpoint - "According to the reports, the territory in Sinai would become a demilitarised Palestinian state – dubbed “Greater Gaza” – to which returning Palestinian refugees would be assigned." - id

Israeli Muslims to tone down Eid celebrations on Yom Kippur

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00
Hassan Shaalan - Ynet - ""We agreed that the Muslim community will hold low-key celebrations in the city, and will not let off any fireworks. The volume of the loudspeakers in mosques in the morning will also be lowered."" - id

Israeli settlers `occupy 23 homes` in East Jerusalem neighborhood

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00
Ma`an - Israeli settlers early Tuesday occupied 23 houses in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan south of the Old City of Jerusalem, a local information center said. Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that "settlers of the Elad (Ir David) Association" stormed Silwan at 1:30 a.m. escorted by Israeli soldiers and forcibly evicted the residents (...). [bz]