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Resource: `Mock` law enforcement in the West BankYesh Din - +972 - Only 7.4 percent of West Bank Israeli police investigations following complaints from Palestinian victims of offenses committed against them or their property by Israeli civilians result in indictments. The remaining investigations are closed, in most cases (some 85 percent), due to investigative failure, largely because investigators were unable to find suspects or collect enough evidence.. [bz]31/5/2015
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Saeb Erekat on Mr. Netanyahu’s Statement regarding “Two-State Solution”Saeb Erekat - PLO - To have meaningful negotiations ending the occupation that began in 1967, Netanyahu should recognize a Palestinian State on the 1967 border and honor Israel’s obligations including a halt of settlement construction and the release of the Palestinian prisoners. [bz]27/5/2015
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Today in Palestine for May 22, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn24/5/2015
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Which Countries Are Failing to Deliver Gaza Aid? Annie Slemrod--Gulf Arab states and Turkey have spectacularly failed to fulfill their pledges to Gaza, contributing to a two-thirds shortfall in promised assistance to the beleaguered enclave, a new report reveals.dn24/5/2015
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Israel jails Palestinians for Facebook commentsPatrick Strickland--Jerusalem - Iyab Shalabi has only been allowed to visit his father, Omar, in prison once since December, when he and eight other Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem were arrested by Israel for posts they wrote on Facebook and other social media outlets.dn24/5/2015
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UN nuclear talks fail after USA blocks plans that would make the Middle East a nuclear-free zoneDoug Bolton-- The conference on the review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), an an international treaty intended to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and further the goal of nuclear disarmament, failed when the USA blocked plans to hold a Middle East conference which would try to making the region free of nuclear weapons. dn24/5/2015
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Soldier pays the price for criticizing the Israel armyGideon Levy and Alex Levac--IDF soldier Shachar Berrin was sentenced to a week in prison after he attended the taping of an international TV program, during which he stood up and expressed his opinion of the occupation. dn24/5/2015
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Israel`s new deputy foreign minister: `This land is ours. All of it is ours` Associated Press--Tzipi Hotovely gives speech to Israeli diplomats in which she says she will try to achieve global recognition for West Bank settlements dn24/5/2015
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Military forces 7 Palestinian communities in Jordan Valley to evacuate homes for maneuversB`Tselem - B’Tselem’s research indicates that on 29 and 30 April 2015 representatives of the Civil Administration (CA) served temporary evacuation orders to some sixty families, numbering some 410 people including approximately 120 minors, in seven Palestinian communities in the northern Jordan Valley. The orders required some families to leave their homes and property for periods of three to twelve hours. Other families were required to evacuate their homes for several hours a day, for several days running. The evacuation was ordered for a military maneuver in the area.-rh27/5/2015
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Village of Bedouins Faces Eviction as Israel Envisions a Village of JewsDIAA HADIDMAY--Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev Desert, near Israel’s de facto border with the West Bank, is home to about 1,000 Bedouins who have lived there since the 1950s. Credit Tsafrir Abayov/Associated Press dn17/5/2015
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Today in Palestine for May 15, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn17/5/2015
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Israeli government to refugees: Go back to Africa or go to prisonWilliam Booth--HOLOT, Israel — As Europe struggles to stem a spring flood of migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to cross a deadly Mediterranean Sea, Israel has begun to toughen its stance toward refugees, telling unwanted Africans here they must leave now or face an indefinite stay in prison. dn17/5/2015
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Pope welcomes Mahmoud Abbas ahead of treaty with Palestine Agence France-Presse in Vatican City--Pope Francis calls the Palestinian president ‘an angel of peace’ during Vatican visit, as Israel condemns preparation of first accord dn17/5/2015
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Letter: Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israelartists--Along with more than 600 other fellow artists, we are announcing today that we will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel. We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government. dn17/5/2015
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The new deputy FM tells Israeli diplomats that, `this country is ours, all of it. i24News--New Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Thursday told ministry employees that all of the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews, and that Israel had no need to apologize for that. dn23/5/2015
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East Jerusalem 2015 – Facts and FiguresAssociation for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) - Palestinians constitute 37% of the population of Jerusalem. 75% of them live under the poverty line. 33% of Palestinian students in Jerusalem do not finish Year 12. Only 64% of households are properly connected to the city’s water network. Only 7% of the postal workers operating in Jerusalem provide services to the Palestinian neighborhoods. 39% of houses are built without permits. There is no urban development, and the city will not even fix broken roads in neighborhoods beyond the separation barrier. During the summer of 2014, there were fierce confrontations with the police, following which at least 5 children lost their sight in one eye due to the use of sponge-tipped bullets. The youngest of these children was 6 years old.-rh13/5/2015
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Israel`s West Bank housing policy by numbersMa`an News Agency - "Since seizing the West Bank in 1967, Israel has held full control over all planning matters for both Palestinians and Jewish settlers in an area covering over 60 percent of the territory. Although settlers can secure building permits with ease, the opposite is true for Palestinians who are forced to build illegally, with Israel bulldozing hundreds of unauthorized structures every year, rights groups say" [ry]11/5/2015
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Today in Palestine for May 8, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on recent events in the oPt. dn10/5/2015
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Western diplomats express concern of `anti-democratic` legislationReuters--Western diplomats express concern of `anti-democratic` legislation pushed by incoming justice minister Shaked, saying it `looks designed to shut down criticism`. dn9/5/2015
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How I became involved with Breaking the SilenceAvihai Stollar - +972 " We talked about the operations I had been involved in, I described the atmosphere in my unit and shared some memorable events. When we finished, I was very emotional, dumbstruck even. It was the first time I had spoken about my service, without judging or justifying it. The real meaning of that experience suddenly struck me, and I resolved to join Breaking the Silence, to tell the Israeli public about what I did, in their name, in the Occupied Territories." ca8/5/2015
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Ethiopian-Israelis` protest against police violence is met with police violenceActivestills - +972 - Police use stun grenades, violence against protest in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, sparked by video of two officers beating a black Israeli soldier. Dozens reported injured, at least 26 arrested.-rh7/5/2015
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Gaza rules: Kill 2 Palestinian women on cellphones in an orchard so Israeli soldiers face zero riskPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - Underlying the testimonies, though, are two new doctrines of war that the Israeli military has adopted at the highest level in order to combat violent Palestinian resistance: 1, zero risk to Israeli troops, 2, destruction of entire neighborhoods as a form of deterrence and collective punishment.-rh7/5/2015
The Day After : Neve Gordon on the IDF’s new tacticsNeve Gordon - London Review of Books - One thing is immediately clear from the interviews: the IDF’s working assumption was that once the leaflets were dropped, anyone who refused to move was a legitimate target.-rh 6/5/2015
Soldiers` Testimonies from GazaBreaking the Silence - All of the testimonies - The testimonies in this collection close the yawning gaps between what the IDF and government spokespersons told the public about the combat scenarios, and the reality described by the soldiers that took part in the operation.-rh 6/5/2015
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Today in Palestine for May 1, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn3/5/2015
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Kerry: Criticism of Iran nuclear deal is hystericalYnet--US Secretary of State tells Channel 10 that developing agreement will assure permanent inspection of nuclear facilities, promises US will not sign deal that compromises Israel`s security. dn3/5/2015
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Jimmy Carter gets the cold shoulder in IsraelWilliam Booth--JERUSALEM — Former president Jimmy Carter, wrapping up his three-day mission to Israel and the West Bank on Saturday night, said prospects for renewed peace talks were so distant, he didn’t even discuss the matter with the Palestinian leadership. dn3/5/2015
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Norway’s sneaky arms exports to IsraelRyan Rodrick Beiler--It may come as a shock that Norway, the home of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Oslo accords, is funneling weapons to Israel. dn3/5/2015
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What do Israelis really know about the Nakba? Eitan Bronstein Aparicio--What do Israelis really know about the Nakba?--watch and see dn3/5/2015
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Ethiopian Israelis protest discrimination and violence in Jerusalem.Omri Efraim, Roi Yanovsky--A video depicting a police officer brutally beating an Ethiopian-Israeli IDF soldier for no visible reason sparked outrage in the Ethiopian community; several describe similar instances - the only difference was there was no camera to document them by chance. dn2/5/2015
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Night of horror at Ben Gurion airport for two French music studentsBastien Anthoine and Philomène Constant--We are two students, both studying musicology at the Université Paris 8 and in the CRR 93 at Aubervilliers and the CRD at Gennevilliers [translator’s note : all located in the suburbs north of Paris]. After taking our baccalauréat exams at the end of high school, we left in September 2013 to spend a year living in Palestine. We gave and attended music classes (violin and flute) at the Edward Said National Conservatory in Ramallah and helped to create a music school in Jericho. This year we had decided to go back during our recent Easter break to see our friends again and to return to the places where we had spent time the previous year. dn2/5/2015
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