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Three Eritreans stabbed in south Tel Aviv internet cafe Haggai Matar - +972 magazine - At around 11 a.m. this morning (Tuesday), a man entered an internet cafe in the Shapira neighborhood of south Tel Aviv, stabbed three Eritrean asylum seekers who were inside, and fled the scene. One man was reportedly stabbed in his back, another in his knee and the third in his hand. The stabber has not yet been identified but is alleged to be an Israeli male.31/7/2012
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Mitt Romney in Jerusalem: Another city, another gaffe (or two)?Howard LaFranchi - Christian Science Monitor - Romney’s echoing of Obama circa 2008 made it seem as though overstepping US policy on Jerusalem has become established practice for a presidential candidate.31/7/2012
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Rivlin comes out against Arab draftHassan Shaalan - Ynet - The Knesset speaker said he strongly opposed any attempt to condition equality for Arabs with IDF enlistment. "These calls are populist at best and carry a tone of incitement at worst. We must not allow these provocations to undermine the opportunity to encourage the Arab public into (...) a civil service layout within the Arab sector." 31/7/2012
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Mitt Romney `providence` comments in Israel outrage PalestiniansHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - The consensus of international economists, including the IMF and the World Bank, is that the Palestinian economy will fail to develop firm foundations and sustained growth until Israeli restrictions on imports, exports and the movement of goods are lifted.31/7/2012
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EU slams Israel’s `human rights violations`Ynetnews - European Union urges Jewish state to `protect rights of Arab-Palestinian minority,` but also indicates it will boost joint economic activities30/7/2012
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How to get your body backRiham Adel - Al Ahram Weekly "Success, happiness, and self confidence are key elements that most people seek in their lives. Why don`t you make the decision to get your life back into shape this Ramadan? Life is about working out a balance between work and play, and health is not something we can bargain with. Manage your time well and make use of this year`s Ramadan, so that you can obtain the three sides of the triangle of happiness: a healthy mind, a healthy soul and a healthy body." ca 27/7/2012
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Mogul’s Latest Foray Courts Jews for the G.O.P.JEFF ZELENY - NYT = "Sheldon Adelson has vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat the president." - id 25/7/2012
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EU move to upgrade relations with IsraelPhoebe Greenwood - The Guardian - Wide-ranging boost to bilateral relations undermines Brussels over West Bank, say critics23/7/2012
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Israeli forces could intervene in Syria over chemical weapons Donald Macintyre - The Independent - Its two biggest cities burn while rebels talk of `liberation`. Israel, meanwhile, warns of action if Hezbollah gains arms23/7/2012
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`PA to seek non-member state status at UN`Khaled Abu Toameh - The Jerusalem Post - Abbas will seek backing of Arab League for move during meeting of foreign ministers in Doha, Qatar, PA official says23/7/2012
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Zahhar: Hamas will not separate Gaza from the West BankMa`an News Agency - "Mahmoud Zahhar said the issue was not discussed with the Egyptians at all, adding that recent Hamas delegation meetings with the Egyptian leadership were positive. An Egyptian committee is scheduled to visit the Gaza Strip within a week to study the mechanisms needed to end the siege on the coastal enclave, Zahhar said. The Gaza Strip will soon be connected to Egypt`s power grid and a pipeline is set to be installed to provide natural gas to the Gaza Strip from Egypt, the Hamas official said"23/7/2012
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Gaza Blockade Over? Egypt Opens Border to PalestiniansJason Ditz - AntiWar - Free Entry, No Permits Required23/7/2012
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Barak: Israel may seize advanced weapons in Syria Reuters, Roi Kais - Ynet - "We are following... the possible transfer of advanced munitions systems, mainly anti-aircraft missiles or heavy ground-to-ground missiles, but there could also be a possibility of the transfer of chemical means (weapons) from Syria to Lebanon." bz21/7/2012
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No municipal contracts for Veolia as long as it keeps the occupation movingDeppen Webber - Mondoweiss "Veolia`s participation in serving the Israeli civilian population in the West Bank is clearly a grave violation of human rights, and according to international law the company may be actively participating in the facilitation of a war crime.To start a campaign against municipal contracts with Veolia in your area visit www.wedivest.org/learn-more/veolia ." ca20/7/2012
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Israel to block Syrian refugees from entering Golan HeightsThe Daily Star - Lebanon "OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Defense Minister Ehud Barak, standing within earshot of fighting in Syria, said Thursday that Israel would prevent Syrian refugees from entering the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights if they try to flee there." ca 20/7/2012
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Israeli Arab exports, in a country near youOra Coren - Haaretz "Two years ago, the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute in cooperation with the Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors and the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry launched the Tevel program. Its goal was to double the number of Arab-Israeli exporters within three years." ca20/7/2012
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Egyptian-Palestinian Talks Progress in CairoCraig Harrington - IMEMC "The primary point of discussion between the two leaders focused on Egypt’s role in repairing the fractured relationship between Fatah leadership in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. Hamas is a splinter of the same Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood that Mursi led to sweeping election victories in 2012. Mursi’s election victory this summer was praised by Hamas leadership and Mursi made relieving the embattled citizens of Gaza a priority for his government. " ca 20/7/2012
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Israel gas fields pose naval security challengeMaxime Perez - AFP - ""The protection of these strategic assets requires increased resources and extensive preparations."" - id 19/7/2012
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The Arafat forensic file reopenedSaleh Al-Naami - Al-Ahram - ""In fact, the international community, and the members of the International Quartet in particular, collaborated with the perpetrator and even remained a step ahead so as not to find itself in the position of having to take a public position against Israel which these partners know with certainty was the perpetrator."" - id 19/7/2012
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Former U.S. envoy to UN: Israel poised to strike Iran after Bulgaria attackChemi Shalev - Haaretz - "Prime Minister Netanyahu’s unequivocal accusation that Iran is responsible for the attack “gives every indication” that such an attack is in offing." - id18/7/2012
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MADA Condemns Israeli Demands for Degrading Strip Searches of Journalists During Clinton`s VisitPNN - ""We protested and asked them to treat us the same as any other foreign and Israeli journalists, but Israeli security did not respond so we left and refused to follow their orders."" - id19/7/2012
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Is Palestine going mainstream in British politics?Asa Winstanley - The Electronic Intifada - "... the Foreign Office minister responsible for relations with the Middle East had — for the first time — strongly hinted that a ban on importing goods made in Israeli settlements could be on the way." - id 18/7/2012
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Clinton-Fayyad Talks Yield Promise, No ResultsCraig Harrington - IMEMC - "One point that did resonate in her meeting with PM Fayyad was the Secretary’s commitment to playing a part in restarting stalled negotiations between Israel and Palestine." - id 18/7/2012
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Knesset passes bill to let security guards use `reasonable force`Revital Hovel - Haaretz - "...such a law would impinge on people`s civil rights and represents a de facto privatization of the police force." - id18/7/2012
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`Social settlement` erected near coastal highwayBoaz Fyler - Ynet - "The land belongs to the Jewish National Fund, which may be considered private land, but in reality it`s the State`s money laundering `facility`.17/7/2012
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Keeping the rent downNeve Gordon--[racism in housing rentals in Israel] dn14/7/2012
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How obsession with "nonviolence" harms the Palestinian causeLinah Alsaafin - The Electronic Intifada This discourse has been adopted by the Palestinian popular struggle committees, born after the success story of the occupied West Bank village of Budrus that embarked on popular protests and managed to regain 95 percent of its lands that were expropriated by Israel’s apartheid wall in 2003. However, the obsessive, fetish-like concentration on a specific type of resistance has in one way or another contributed to the delegitimization of other forms of resistance, while simultaneously closing off open discussion on what popular resistance actually is." ca "13/7/2012
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Israel`s immigration police granted power to deport foreign activists from West Bank Chaim Levinson - Haaretz "The question of who is allowed to be present in the West Bank, aside from its Palestinian inhabitants, is a complex legal issue, that the IDF has addressed with various orders. For example, the IDF prohibits visitors to the West Bank for more than 48 hours without a permit.In 2010, the army tried a new way to deal with international activists in the West Bank, who are well briefed on how to avoid illegal actions but whose presence angers the IDF." ca 13/7/2012
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How Israeli Government​s Drained Social ServicesACRI - New Report - “Between Realization and Dehydration” – a comprehensive report published by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) – presents for the first time the processes and methods by which successive Israeli governments have cut back social services over the past three decades. Housing, education, heath, employment, welfare and more – all these were drained as Israel turned itself into a country where many people find it difficult to exercise their right to a dignified life.-rh 11/7/2012
The Mystery of Arafat’s DeathRay McGovern - AntiWar - "...there is no guarantee that more definitive physical evidence will emerge and even if it does, there is virtually no prospect that it will be undisputed." - id 11/7/2012
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Netanyahu lacks votes from ‘inner cabinet’ to bomb IranLarry Derfner - +972 - "Which means it’s a new ballgame. It may actually be possible to stop this thing." - id 25/7/2012
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Birthright – A Project of Israeli Settler ColonialismSandra Y.L. Korn - Tony Greenstein`s Blog - We posed for a picture atop an old tank, shouting, “Israeli power!” And meanwhile, throughout the entire tour, we were encouraged to return to Israel, to make aliyah. 24/7/2012
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Social protesters allege racism in Tel Aviv arrestMichael Omer-Man - Jerusalem Post - Abu Ilun told The Jerusalem Post he didn’t even approach the Ayalon Freeway after police declared anyone who did would be arrested. But he was arrested and not anyone of the about 100 protesters who did ignore police warnings and went onto the freeway. bz 24/7/2012
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Senior IDF officer: Israel is preparing for the next Lebanon war Gili Cohen--Senior IDF officer: Israel is preparing for the next Lebanon war Officer says instability in Syria could ignite violent confrontation with the Lebanese army, says `Goldstone report will pale in comparison to what will be here next time.` dn7/7/2012
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Presbyterians overwhelmingly vote for boycott of settlement products; endorse ‘choice of conscience’ option Adam Horowitz - Mondoweiss - Last night at the Presbyterian General Assembly, a proposal to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard lost on a procedural vote by only two votes. Today, the General Assembly voted for a blanket boycott of settlement goods and endorsed a “choice of conscience” option for pension holders who want to avoid investments in Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard.7/7/2012
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Hamas welcomes probe into Arafat`s deathMa`an News Agency - "Israeli Army Radio said introducing polonium into food was the only way to kill someone with the poison and asked Dichter, whose agency had overall responsibility for monitoring the Palestinians, whether it would have been possible with Arafat.Commenting on the Al Jazeera report, Paddy Regan, professor of nuclear physics at Britain`s University of Surrey, said "there is not enough information in the public domain to be clear about whether polonium-210 was, or indeed could have been, the cause of death".ca6/7/2012
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In Close Vote, Presbyterian Church Rejects Divesting in Firms That Aid Israeli OccupationLAURIE GOODSTEIN - NYT "A deeply divided Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Thursday became the latest American church to shy away from divesting in companies that supply equipment to Israel to enforce its control in the occupied territories, after a passionate debate that stretched late into the evening and a vote that was nearly a tie." ca6/7/2012
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Israel charges reporter over leaked army documentsYahoo! News - "Prosecutors on Thursday filed charges against an Israeli journalist over secret military documents he received from a former soldier now in prison for spying, the justice ministry said. It said the indictment was part of a bargain in which Blau would enter a guilty plea in exchange for a four-month jail term which could be commuted to community service, subject to the approval of community service officials." ca6/7/2012
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Ditching the status quo in PalestineAl Jazeera - Ben White It has been a bad week at the office for the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership. Last weekend, protests on successive days against the proposed meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Kadima Party head Shaul Mofaz were met with violent attacks by PA forces. The harassment and baton swings (including the targeting of the media) provoked yet another demonstration on Tuesday, where there were chants against Oslo, the PA, and the repression of dissent. Groups like Amnesty International have also spoken out." ca "6/7/2012
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The Palestinian Minority in Israel : Systematic DiscriminationBen White - Qantara - With Israel`s establishment, around 85 percent of Palestinians inside the borders of the new state were expelled and became refugees; those who remained are now 1 in 5 of Israel`s citizenry (whose identity has been intentionally obscured with the "Israeli Arab" label).-rh 4/7/2012
Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling RingGrant Smith - AntiWar - "Counterespionage debriefing reveals how Israel targeted U.S." - id 4/7/2012
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Arafat`s widow calls to exhume his body Gregg Carlstrom - Al-Jazeera - "If tests show that Arafat’s bones contain high levels of polonium, it would be more conclusive proof that he was poisoned, doctors say." - id 4/7/2012
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Knesset moves to force national service on Palestinians in Israel Sawsan Khalife` - EI - "...the law would introduce penalties for young people holding Israeli citizenship who refuse to comply."" - id4/7/2012
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Meretz slams decision to move Yigal Amir from solitary JPOST.COM STAFF - Jerusalem Post - "Amir will likely exploit meeting other prisoners "to continue disseminating his murderous theories."" - id4/7/2012
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Japan Wants Israel Clean Tech Experts to Rebuild FukushimaLeigh Cuen --Japan is seeking Israeli clean tech experts to help rebuild Fukushima, which was devastated by both an earthquake and a tsunami last year. dn8/7/2012
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Dedicated to Mahmoud Sarsak - Save the 2012 Rachel Corrie Ramadan Football Tournament Rachel Corrie Foundation--For the last five years Rachel`s friends in Rafah, Gaza, have hosted the “Rachel Corrie Ramadan Football Tournament,” a month-long tournament which honors Rachel`s commitment to the people of Palestine. It is a grassroots organized event that provides a fun, non-political place for neighbors to bond through athleticism and good sportsmanship. dn8/7/2012
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Palestinians in Syria Are Reluctantly Drawn Into Vortex of UprisingROD NORDLAND and DALAL MAWAD--BEIRUT, Lebanon — The body of a Hamas official was found in his home on Wednesday night, bearing marks of torture. A colonel in the Palestine Liberation Army was sprawled in his car on Tuesday, fatally shot near his home. Three Palestinians were shot down in the alleyways of a refugee camp late last Sunday by a group of unidentified gunmen. dn1/7/2012
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