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Witnessing farce and cruelty in an Israeli military courtIsabel Skrine - The Electronic Intifada - "We were able to talk to the lawyer outside the court after the trial. Samer is a lawyer at Addameer, the prisoner support group, who worked for the last set of mass hunger strikers in Spring 2012. Samer was not allowed to see Hassan for the first 20 days of his incarceration." - id 27/2/2013
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`You shouldn`t touch Jews!`Dorit Jordan Dotan - At around three o,clock on Monday, at Kiryat Moshe on Shushan Purim, we were standing at the light train station waiting for a train. Across the street, waiting for the train in the opposite direction, was an Arab woman wearing a headscarf. I did not see what started the disturbance, but suddenly there was shouting. A group of three or four religious young women (from what I could see of how they were dressed) and the Arab woman were shouting at each other... bz26/2/2013
Israel Okays Cheney-Murdoch Firm to Drill in Occupied GolanJason Ditz - AntiWar.com "In what is certain to be an enormously controversial decision, the Israeli government has issued a permit to the Genie Energy company to begin drilling for oil in the occupied Golan Heights, despite it still be internationally recognized as part of Syria.Genie Energy International’s President is retired Israeli General Effi Eitam." ca22/2/2013
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UN urges swift solution on Palestinian prisonersAP - Ynet - "The UN chief said Palestinian detainees should be charged and face trial or be promptly released." - id20/2/2013
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Risk, not politics: Banks refusing settler mortgagesRaz Smolsky - The Marker/Haaretz - "The bank`s security is the property, and with a house in a settlement there`s the risk of not knowing what might become of it in the future," explains Olentuch. bz 19/2/2013
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Free Marwan BarghoutiAmnon Shamosh - Ynet - Releasing idolized Palestinian leader will pave the way for a two-state solution that will save us from ruin 18/2/2013
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"Mats, It`s Just Politics!" - The World Bank and the PalestiniansMats Svensson - CounterPunch - "`Our latest task,` said the men in blue, `has been to pick out a political base that can demonstrate that it is safe to provide budgetary support to the Palestinian Authority before the next presidential and parliamentary elections. Prove that we are on track. With statistics, we can prove anything. No one can refute us. Very few move beyond the wide roads. We all know that Hamas is growing and that Fatah needs our help,` they continued. `Mats, this is not about supporting the rural people of Palestine but to combat what has been defined as evil`” 18/2/2013
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The ZuabisUri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "The sole contribution of Ya’ir Lapid to Israeli folklore so far is his saying that he would not join a move to block Binyamin Netanyahu, since this would mean joining forces with `the Zuabis`” 18/2/2013
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Supreme Leader Khamenei: Iran not seeking a nuclear weaponREUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF: Iran does not want nuclear weapons but if it did, no world power could prevent it from obtaining one, Iran`s Supreme Leader said on Saturday, according to Iranian media. bz16/2/2013
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Gaza: Palestinian Boy dies; Three More Injured Due to Israeli OrdnanceGhassan Bannoura - IMEMC "Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Thursday that one boy was pronounced dead and three others injured in two separate incidents of Israeli army un-exploded ordnance detonated near them in the northern part of the costal enclave." ca15/2/2013
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Two Arab MK`s Receive Death ThreatsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "Two Arab members of Israeli Knesset (MK) received death threats sent in a form of a letter that was sent to the Al-Shams Radio. The letter says that MK`s Jamal Zahalka and Basem Ghattas are conspiring against “the Zionist Project and the State of Israel”, and described the MK`s as “traitors”.ca15/2/2013
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Australian suspected of Mossad links dies in Israeli jailTrevor Bormann - ABC News - The ABC understands Mr Zygier became its occupant in early 2010. His incarceration was so secret that it is claimed not even guards knew his identity. When an Israeli news website reported that the prisoner died in his cell in December 2010, Israeli authorities removed its web pages.12/2/2013
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Germany`s Der Spiegel says European Union to take effort to ban products made in West Bank, Golan HeightsYnet - EU regulation: certain products, such as wine from the Golan Heights, must be marked with their exact place of production, in order to adhere with various European country`s preference not to import or sell products made in what Brussels deems as "illegal settlement." bz12/2/2013
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VIDEO - Aki Orr: origins of Israeli-Palestinian conflictAIC - "In November 2009, Akiva Orr spoke at the AIC about the history of the Zionist colonisation of Palestine. Orr, a co-founder of the anti-Zionist socialist group Matzpen, passed away this weekend at his home in Nitzani Oz at the age of 80"11/2/2013
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MKs: Anonymous prisoners commit suicide in Israeli jailsMoran Azulay - Ynet - ""Today we hear that in a country that presumes to be a democracy, journalists are cooperating with the government without the knowledge of the High Court, and that anonymous prisoners are committing suicide and no one knows who they are. How does that comply with democracy and the rule of the law?"" - id 13/2/2013
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Matzpen and the story of two adsNoam Sheizaf - +972 - "Matzpen ad in Haaretz, 22.9.1967" "Holding onto the occupied territories will make us a nation of murderers and victims. Let’s leave the occupied territories now." - id 13/2/2013
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"Gaza Fashion Week" comes to London art gallery Sarah Irving - Electronic Intifada "Britain is, it seems, becoming the place to see Palestinian contemporary art. After exhibitions in Manchester and London in 2012 devoted to or with major representation of Palestinian artists, the capital has now upped the ante with the opening of P21, a gallery specializing in work by Palestinian artists or engaging with the theme of Palestine." ca8/2/2013
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Oscar-nominated films prove Israel is an apartheid stateEli Ungar-Sargon - Electronic Intifada Award season is in full swing in Los Angeles, and, for the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, two films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in competition for best documentary feature. For those of us invested in a just resolution to the conflict, a closer reading of these films can help decipher the meaning of this extraordinary attention." ca "8/2/2013
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Allawi condemns Israeli bombing of Syrian territoriesNINA - National Iraqi News Agency - "Leader of Iraqiya state, Iyad Allawi, demanded international and regional organizations to take formal stand against Israeli war planes attacks against Syrian territories." - id 6/2/2013
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Fewer Israeli soldiers charged with crimes against PalestiniansVita Bekker - The National - ""Soldiers know they can get away with anything in the Palestinian territories. They are not afraid of the law. There is no legal deterrent for them not to carry out crimes against Palestinians."" - id 6/2/2013
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“Arabic Not Allowed Here” Says Haifa University EmployeeSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Last year, the Haifa University was denounced for removing Arabic text from its new 40-year anniversary logo. Later on and due to mounting criticism, the university decided to add Arabic." - id 6/2/2013
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Fayyad Meets with Knesset Member Herzog, Warns of Collapse of PAPNN - Palestinian News Network - "He said that this potential collapse is partly due to the policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu." - id 6/2/2013
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From Holocaust to revival – shaping the IDF`s future conscriptsSocial TV - +972 - "Militaristic discourse, speech and codes of behavior do not start and end with military service. Preparation for military service in Israel is structured into the education system and begins in kindergarten." - id 6/2/2013
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Who`s really taking over the Negev?Yariv Mohar and Moriel Rothman - Haaretz - "Even before Theodor Herzl wrote “The Jewish State," the Bedouin had invited the Zionist immigrants to settle alongside them. Today, though, the descendants of these Jews are brazenly calling the Bedouin "invaders"." - id 6/2/2013
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Brooklyn College`s academic freedom increasingly threatened over Israel eventGlenn Greenwald - The Guardian - New York politicians join the Alan Dershowitz-led campaign to dictate to colleges what academic events they can hold 2/2/2013
Hagel offers himself as secretary of Israel’s defensePhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss "The first few hours of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing have been sickening. I thought he was named to be United States Secretary of Defense, not Israel`s defense. The most urgent questions were about Israel, and many came from liberal Democrats insisting that Hagel is pledged to going to war against Iran if it acquires a nuclear weapon.Hagel was suitably craven. “I’ve said that I`m a strong supporter of Israel... I’ve said that we have a special relationship with Israel… Ive never voted against Israel in my career… I’ve been to Israel many times,” he told Jack Reed of Rhode Island." ca 1/2/2013
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Yale professor blasts `blindness` of Israeli Education Minister over school textbook reportChemi Shalev and Nathan Jeffay - Haaretz - The writers explain: Israel has made the condemnation of the anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish content of Palestinian textbooks a focal point of its hasbara efforts against the Palestinian Authority. bz5/2/2013
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Palestinian Textbooks Don`t Vilify Jews, New Study RevealsNaomi Zeveloff - The Jewish Daily `Forward` - Yale University psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler designed the study. It was co-led by professors Sami Adwan of Bethlehem University and Daniel Bar Tal of Tel Aviv University. Eight bilingual researchers, half of them Israeli and half Palestinian conducted the survey over a period of three years. [The quick official reaction of] the Israeli Ministry of Education: “The attempt to create a parallel between the Israeli education system and the Palestinian education system is completely unfounded and lacks any basis in reality.” [God forbid.. bz] 5/2/2013
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Could UNHRC`s settlement report put the ‘S’ back in BDS?Michael Omer-Man - +972 - The last paragraph of the UN Human Rights Council-sanctioned report on Israeli settlements may lay the legal and practical foundations for a new, untried regime of economic and trade sanctions against Israel, or at least provide new tools to those already advocating BDS4/2/2013
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Israeli and Palestinian textbooks omit bordersHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - Schoolchildren grow up believing one homeland does not include the other as majority of maps erase dividing lines4/2/2013
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Video - Daniel Barenboim: A musical path to peaceDaniel Barenboim to AlJazeera: “Controversial is a dirty word today ... controversial is seen as something very negative because we are so concerned with popularity ... controversial is somebody who has a way of looking at things”4/2/2013
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Israel Drops to the 112th Country on the Press Freedom Index MEMO - "Israel has dropped from 92nd place on the Reporters without Borders` press freedom index in 2012 to 112th place in 2013 out of 179 countries"4/2/2013
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