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Will Israel Attack Iran This Year?Michael S. Rozeff= LewRockwell.com - " The reason for the difference between politics and economics is that politicians have concentrated and far-reaching power, whereas economic matters are typically widespread and diversified. There exists economic power but it is subject to the check of entry and competition. Economic power is both narrow and significantly constrained. Political power is constrained but not as much constrained." - id29/8/2012
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Apocalypse now Prof. Yossi Yona = Ynet - "Netanyahu and Barak`s use of apocalyptic rhetoric aimed at duping public into thinking nuclear Iran an existential threat." - id 29/8/2012
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Asylum seekers can now face years in prison over false accusationElizabeth Tsurkov - +972 - The Prevention of Infiltration Law, which enables asylum seekers to be detained for three years or more without trial, can now be applied to anyone with a ‘criminal background.’ But what does ‘criminal background’ mean? It’s unclear27/8/2012
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Israel’s Extreme Tourism: War and Occupation for Fun and ProfitMatt Carr - Ceasefire Magazine - In recent years a number of Israeli companies, many of them staffed by former soldiers, have attempted to promote Israel as a destination for extreme tourism with a military component. Matt Carr looks at the phenomenon and considers the overlap between entertainment, voyeurism and propaganda that has transformed Israel into a military theme park.25/8/2012
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Israeli government willingly lays foundations for Jewish terrorism Yossi Gurvitz - +972 "Lehava (the Hebrew acronym stands for for “preventing assimilation in the holy land”) has a record of expressing satisfaction with lynch attempts – including against African refugees. So, naturally, its main activist is supported by the government, through an NGO ironically called Hemla (“compassion”). Other NGOs opposed to “assimilation,” such as the veteran Yad Le’Ahim, are supported by the Interior Ministry and aid it unofficially."ca 24/8/2012
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Iran Unveils More Defense ProjectsTHOMAS ERDBRINK - NYT - "Iran says that nuclear weapons are forbidden by Islam and that it wants to use nuclear power for peaceful purposes." - id 22/8/2012
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Israeli defense officials consult with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef over Iran strikeYair Ettinger and Barak Ravid - Haaretz - "At least one visit, in which the rabbi was briefed on Iran`s nuclear program, came at Netanyahu`s behest." - id 22/8/2012
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The abuse of dissenting Jews is shamefulAntony Lerman - The Guardian - Jewish diaspora support is vital for Israel, yet those who oppose its policies are demonised and vilified 21/8/2012
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Israeli nuclear scientist: close Dimona for end of Iranian military nuclear plans Alternative Information Center - “I propose ending the activities {of Dimona}, which is also considered the oldest nuclear plant in the world today, and sooner or later we’ll have to shut it down,” Professor Uzi Even the Ma`ariv Daily. “The entire Arab world, and also the Iranians of course, are convinced that we have a great stock of nuclear bombs.” 20/8/2012
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United Church of Canada Decides To Boycott Settlement ProductsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "The Toronto Star newspaper reported that a spokesperson of the UCC general council identified as Bruce Gregersen, stated that the decision is considered a significant step." CA 17/8/2012
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Mr. Netanyahu, before you bomb Iran, say goodbye to everyone you knowBradley Burston - Haaretz "The day I waited for my family`s anti-nerve gas atropine and for masks against chemical and biological warfare, the prime minister asked for air time from Israel`s major television channels in order to lay out his position on Iran, and to emphasize that he has yet to make a decision on whether or not to bomb." ca17/8/2012
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Jews and Muslims break bread together at iftar feastVered Guttman - Haaretz " This Iftar dinner was the second hosted by Ambassador Oren, a sociable tradition he initiated last year in order to reach out to the Muslim community. Among the 60 or so guests, half of them were Muslim, including Ray Mahmood, ambassador-at-large for Pakistan; Farah Pandith, the State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities; imams, community leaders, and U.S. officials. All were engaged in lively conversations and seemed to enjoy this new initiative. " ca17/8/2012
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Dichter quits Kadima to join government Attila Somfalvi - Ynet - ""After much deliberation which I withheld from no one, I have decided to accept the prime minister and defense minister`s proposal to be appointed home front defense minister. Personal and partisan considerations were edged aside and I have chosen to serve the state the best way I can."" - id 15/8/2012
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Iran brushes off threats by Israel’s ‘brainless leaders’Stuart Winer - Israel Times - "Official says attack would be ‘stupid’ and would result in ‘very severe consequences`." - id15/8/2012
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Israel and Iran: Lethal game of bluff Editorial - Guardian - "Barak is worried that so many centrifuges are being hidden underground that they will soon be out of Israel`s military reach." - id 15/8/2012
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A scorching desert jail for asylum seekers, with no way outYonatan Berman - +972 Magazine - While Eritrean asylum seekers cannot be deported due to the risk they would face upon return, the new Prevention of Infiltration Law enables Israel to keep them in prison indefinitely. New arrivals, most having faced rape and torture en route to Israel, are presently being held in a prison in the desert, and nobody knows how long they’ll be kept there. A visit to Ketsiot prison. 14/8/2012
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Bloody Spring Uri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "I hope with all my heart that a free, unified, democratic Syria will emerge from this turmoil, another daughter of the Arab Spring"13/8/2012
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Netanyahu, Barak raised idea of Iran attack years ago, ‘but security chiefs shot them down’Asher Zeiger - The Times of Israel - In fateful meeting described on Channel 10, Diskin, Dagan and Ashkenazi unanimously opposed strike and were so persuasive that Eli Yishai was won over13/8/2012
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Lebanon concerned about Hezbollah money-launderingJOANNA PARASZCZUK - Jerusalem Post "Officials worried by US pressure group`s allegations that Hezbollah and Iran are using Lebanese banks for a large money-laundering scheme; foreign investing groups divest." ca10/8/2012
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Female Detainee Released After Six Years ImprisonmentSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "Hundreds of residents gathered at the entrance of At-Teera to welcome the released detainee who told them that “her happiness for being free cannot be fully realized before the release of all Arab and Palestinian political prisoners”.Qasem voiced an appeal to all political, social, legal and humanitarian institutions to highlight the suffering of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and facing constant harassment, abuse and illegal measures." CA 10/8/2012
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Why so long?David Tresilian - Al-ahram Weekly "In the preface to his The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life, published in May this year, the British historian Roger Owen explains that "I became interested in the particular subject of Arab republican presidents for life in the spring of 2009 when I learned that president Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria had engineered a constitutional amendment allowing him to remain in office for a third term and so, in effect, for as long as he wished. Owen concludes that "presidents for life" are not uncommon when seen in comparative terms, and their peculiar tenacity in the Arab world cannot be put down to some essential feature of Arab populations, a racist argument." ca 10/8/2012
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Changing lives in RamadanRiham Adel - Al-Ahram Weekly "There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations." These words by prominent US writer Jodi Picoult have proven to be very true. Many people have had poor expectations of life under Islamist rule, thinking that their lifestyles could be negatively affected by it or their freedoms violated. However, changes to the regular way of marking Ramadan may have had other reasons as well." ca 10/8/2012
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Revise peace treaty to uproot terrorismYaron Friedman - Ynet - "The eradication of terror in Sinai will be possible only if the Israel-Egypt peace treaty is revised in such a way that would allow for the mobilization of forces from both sides of the border to fight the jihadists." - id 8/8/2012
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Was there an occupation?Zvi Bar`el - Haaretz - "The right to a day in court will not only be taken away from those without a passport; those who speak in a "minority" accent will likewise find the courthouse doors locked." - id 8/8/2012
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The problem with Netanyahu’s judgment, when it comes to WMDNoam Sheizaf - +972 - "... the military censor, known for its activism on the nuclear issue, intervened." - id 8/8/2012
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My dad`s experience at airport yesterday Sam Bahour--My dad left our home in Al-Bireh at 7am yesterday, Friday, to head to the U.S. via Ben Gurion Airport. dn 5/8/2012
Welcome to Nazareth Jonathan Cook - AMEU - Officially, Nazareth¡¯s land was taken for ¡°public purposes¡±¡ªin this case, building new government offices for the Galilee. But the city¡¯s inhabitants could not be persuaded that the authorities needed such a vast area for a few buildings. When rumors spread that the government was secretly planning to build a suburb of Jewish homes there, Nazareth petitioned the High Court for the land to be returned.-rh 1/8/2012
Tel Aviv council rejects Arabic caption in city logoGilad Morag - Ynet - The motion - which the majority on the city council rejected - had been put forward by councilman Ahmed Mashrawi (Meretz). "As Arabs, we want will be represented in one small line which will not take away from the original emblem. Fear not, Tel Aviv will continue to be the first Hebrew city." 7/8/2012
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