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Rouhani says Israel must declare nuclear bombAFP - Yahoo News - "Rouhani said Iran`s arch-foe Israel should join the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which aims to contain the spread of nuclear weapons. Israel has never declared a nuclear arsenal, but is widely assumed to have several bombs." - id 27/9/2013
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Abbas At UN: “It Is Time For Peace”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "“Our mission is to achieve peace in the holy land, to fulfill the message of all religions”." - id 27/9/2013
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No Longer David: The State of Israel As GoliathAkiva Eldar - Al-Monitor - "In a new book, journalist Max Blumenthal leaves the ``comfort zone`` of the Jewish American community, opening the issue of Israel and the conflict with the Palestinians to critical debate." - id 27/9/2013
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Netanyahu Orders Walk Out Of Israeli Delegation During Iranian Leader’s UN AddressAssociated Press - CBS/DC - "Netanyahu said the world “should not be fooled” by signs of moderation from Tehran. He said Iran’s new outreach to the West is merely a ploy to ease international sanctions while it secretly builds a nuclear weapon." - id 25/9/2013
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IDF soldier passes ID`s of Jewish girls who socialize with Arabs to anti-assimilation NGOMairav Zonszein - +972 - "I take the Jewish girls aside for a short talk (which doesn’t always help). So perhaps you will succeed, because it’s really painful to see the daughters of Israel going with these Arabs." - id 25/9/2013
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Abbas to Jewish Leaders: Help Us Bring PeaceWAFA - IMEMC - “We need your support to ensure the successful conclusion of the peace negotiations so that the State of Palestine can live side by side with the State of Israel in peace and security on the 1967 borders,” said Abbas. bz24/9/2013
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Mubarak`s doctor taped talks including one about Netanyahu`s supposed plan to oust Gaza population into Sinai.Haaretz - In one tape, Mubarak is heard claiming that some six months before his ouster, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with him about a plan he was considering, to displace the Gaza Strip`s population into the Sinai Peninsula. "Forget about it," Mubarak said he told Netanyahu, "unless you want to start another war between you and us. The borders can`t be touched." [Haaretz writes: "Wealth of topics revealed in conversations recorded by Egyptian ex-president`s physician without his knowledge" while it may also have been orchestrated by Mubarak. bz] 24/9/2013
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Ashrawi slams `brutal attack` on diplomats in Jordan ValleyMa`an - The assault amounts to "bullying" of the international community, the senior PLO official said. "This is a sample of what the Palestinian people has been subjected to since the beginning of the occupation." bz21/9/2013
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In favor of voiceless peopleBoaz Okon - Ynet - "If Knesset fails to adopt immigration policy, State of Israel will continue to be disgraced." - id18/9/2013
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Injustices Against Refugees Continue on the 31st Anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila MassacrePNN - "On this day 31 years ago, the Lebanese Phalange militia in collaboration with the Israeli army, slaughtered countless Palestinian refugees, mostly women, children, and elderly in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut." - id18/9/2013
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Looking for Palestine” by Najla Said.RAY HANANIA - Columns - "It`’s well written, in a breezy style echoing her theatrical and comedy performances. Still her light style is underpinned by serious issues, —personal, psychological ones, ambiguous relations with the Jewish people who seem to be everywhere, and the painful inevitability of ‘being Arab’ whatever that means." - id 18/9/2013
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Palestinian paratroopers trained in RussiaMa`an - Four female officers in the Palestinian national security service have received training in Russia as paratroopers, a security official told Ma`an Tuesday. bz17/9/2013
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WAFA`s review of Palestinian papers - al-Quds, al-Ayyam & al-Hayat al-JadidaWafa - Al-Quds in its main front page story: The Israeli army uprooted and displaced 120 people, when they destroyed the Makhoul dwelling in the Northern Jordan Valley. A picture shows the families sitting on the ground in the above 40 degrees Celsius Jordan Valley weather after they lost the shelters that housed them and their livestock. // Al-Ayyam: the Palestinian government is ready to supply fuel to Gaza without the special tax imposed on industrial fuel in order to run its power generators. bz17/9/2013
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At 90, Uri Avnery still finds himself outside the Israeli consensus as he lobbies for peaceAP - Washington Post - Most Israelis believe reaching a deal with the Palestinians is impossible, says Avnery - in his view, a dangerously complacent and self-serving attitude. bz17/9/2013
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Farewell to chemical weaponsHaaretz Editorial - The chemical disarmament of Syria gives Israel the opportunity to revisit its position on the Chemical Weapons Convention. Ratifying it will show Israel is doing its part to rid the region of weapons of mass destruction16/9/2013
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Did Netanyahu propose resettling Gazans in Sinai?Roi Kais - Ynet - Egyptian newspaper set to release tapes in which Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak reportedly says Israeli PM offered him to resettle Gaza residents in Sinai but rejected proposal16/9/2013
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National Security Agency gives data on Americans to the Israeli governmentAlex Kane - Mondoweiss "The Guardian drops another Snowden bombshell — the National Security Agency (NSA) penned an agreement with Israeli intelligence in 2009 that delivered American data to the foreign country. The documents reveal an arrangement where the U.S. hands over raw “signals intelligence” to the Israeli government—meaning that the NSA gives Israel American persons’ metadata that the intelligence agency has collected." ca13/9/2013
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Children of turmoilNashwa Abdel-Tawab - Al Ahram Weekly "What children are exposed to today is a world apart from the cartoons, children’s programmes and video games that had been their only source of entertainment before the recent political events in Egypt unfolded. Children are now subjected to a daily dose of live scenes of riot police, armoured vehicles, bulldozers, helicopters, street battles, violence and blood brought to them through television screens from the streets straight into their homes. Some children bore direct witness to oppression, violence, bloodshed and family loss. Moreover, outings, visits and trips have been curtailed due to the curfew. Even the way some adults around them talk has changed, with tones of suspicion and aversion towards the other easily discernible." ca13/9/2013
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Report: CIA believes Israel acquired chemical weapons decades ago Foreign Policy/Jerusalem Post - With Syrian chemical weapons taking up the headlines, more attention is given also to such weapons in Israel. According to a CIA document, US satellites found a probable "nerve agent production facility and a storage facility" in the Negev, and that research into chemical and biological weapons is carried out at a secretive institute in Nes Tziona, south of Tel Aviv. 10/9/2013
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Abbas Meets Kerry In LondonSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Abu Rodeina told WAFA that, following the meeting with Kerry and the accompanying officials, Abbas and Kerry held another closed, extended meeting that discussed details on peace talks and the means to deal with issues that are likely to arise in future talks. bz10/9/2013
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The US has little credibility left: Syria won`t change thatGary Younge - The Guardian - Obama`s argument for intervention is a hollow one: America`s use of chemical weapons in Falluja makes that clear9/9/2013
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Syria intervention: Would Operation Biffing Arabs be the best name for it? Robert Fisk - The Independent - America in Lebanon’s civil war in the 1980s, just as it is poised to do in Syria9/9/2013
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Israeli DM Ridicules Democracy in Middle EastJason Ditz - AntiWar - Condemns Push for Palestinian Statehood9/9/2013
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Amid Syria fears, Botticelli work will not arrive in IsraelAssociated Press - Ynet - "Italy`s culture ministry said Thursday it has decided against transporting the 15th-century "The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala" from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where it was supposed to go on display for several months starting Sept. 17." - id6/9/2013
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Kerry: Arab Nations Offered to Bear Cost of Syria StrikesAhram Online - PNN - ""We are building support with ... other countries, among them the Arab League," Kerry said, as the US administration tried to sell its plan for military action to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons." - id 6/9/2013
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U.S. Jewish groups use Holocaust guilt to push for Syria strikeMairav Zonszein - +972 - "A policy decision on American military action in Syria cannot be justified by an analogy between Syrian suffering under Assad and Jewish suffering during the Holocaust." - id6/9/2013
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From the archive, 10 September 1993: Israel and Palestine reach historic agreementIan Black - Guardian - "Israelis recognise the unelected PLO as legitimate representative of the Palestinian people while Yasser Arafat accepts Israel`s right to exist." - id 11/9/2013
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Disarm Israel of nuclear weaponsYuval Eylon - Ynet - "Israel says nuclear-free Mideast will be possible only when peace is established, but continues occupation." - id 11/9/2013
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Palestinian-Israeli Delegations to Meet in al-Quds Today To Proceed with NegotiationsPNN - "Palestinian well-informed sources told Al-Watan Saudi newspaper in Ramallah, that negotiations are not progressing and still stuck on the debate of its agenda." - id 4/9/2013
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Israel`s High Court sends South Hebron Hills evictions to mediation Michael Omer-Man - +972 - "Following the hearing, Attorney Sholomo Lecker said he believes the court referred the case to mediation because it did not want to make a decision, but rather to signal to the state that it should change its position." - id 4/9/2013
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Speech on Syria’s use of Chemical WeaponsRAY HANANIA - Columns - "It has to happen at the negotiating table, and we are deeply committed to getting there." - id 4/9/2013
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Israel test fires target missile in Mediterranean Yoav Zitun, Reuters - Ynet - Russia reports detection of missile launch forcing Israel to admit it tested Anchor target missile together with US bz3/9/2013
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`No Falasteen for you!` Shin Bet banned me from Israel for 10 years Anna Lekas Miller - +972 - ‘My suspicious ethnic identity coupled with my criticisms of Israel were enough to get me banned from Israel and more importantly, barred from being able to tell stories from the West Bank’2/9/2013
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When the bleeding hearts call for bloodshedYitzhak Laor - Haaretz - The so-called conscientious were not calling for an end to the war, God forbid, but only to the taking of pleasure in the punishment, because punishment is the greatest pleasure that accompanies morality2/9/2013
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Selling War: White House Says Attack Will ‘Protect Israel’Jason Ditz - AntiWar - Attack Might Conceivably Intimidate Iran, Administration Suggests2/9/2013
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Gerald Steinberg’s Hasbara WarRichard Silverstein - …[Wikipedia editors] complained [that Draiman and] NGO Monitor ha[d] the custom of issuing a press release, waiting until it is quoted in a newspaper, and then quoting the news item in the relevant articles as fact. During the conversation, it turned out that Draiman even explained this during a workshop he gave on Israel advocacy in which he called on pro-Israel advocates to join the “wiki war.” bz20/9/2013
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Putin: Syria’s chemical arms are response to Israel’s alleged nukesAsaf Ronel and Reuters - During his response, he emphasized the subject of dismantling weapons of mass destruction as a key issue, saying that “the technological superiority of Israel means that it doesn’t have to have nuclear weapons.” Israel’s nuclear weapons “only make her into a target,” he said. bz20/9/2013
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Arab states call on Israel to join global anti-nuclear weapons treatyReuters - Jerusalem Post - Arab states have proposed a non-binding resolution expressing concern about Israeli nuclear capabilities. The United States said the move would hurt broader diplomatic efforts towards creating a Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction. [sic!-bz]20/9/2013
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