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Israel razes Palestinian village in Negev for 90th timePatrick Strickland - AlJazeera "Israeli authorities have demolished a Bedouin village in the Negev region in the country`s south for the 90th time since 2010.Accompanied by heavily armed police officers, officials showed up in Araqib on Wednesday morning and bulldozers rolled through the remaining homes, according to local media. Israel-Palestine: The conflict and the coverage." ca Araqib is one of more than 40 "unrecognised" villages scattered across the Negev region." ca 30/10/2015
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Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi ArabiaMartine Chulov - The Guardian "While all regional stakeholders appear set to take a seat at the table, neither the Syrian government nor opposition have been invited, with any hope of a solution riding mainly on their respective regional patrons: Iran for the Assad regime and Saudi Arabia for those who oppose him." ca30/10/2015
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Disgust at Walmart’s Israeli soldier costume for kidsAli Abunimah - Rights and Accountability - "On Tuesday evening, Walmart withdrew from sale two products that have generated widespread outrage and disgust: the Israeli soldier costume for children and the grotesquely racist “Sheikh Fagin Nose.”" - id 28/10/2015
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Yigal Amir`s brother arrested for incitementRaanan Ben-Zur - Ynet - "Hagai Amir was released in 2012 after serving 16 and-a-half years in prison. He was convicted of conspiracy to murder Rabin as well as various weapons charges." - id 28/10/2015
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Islamic Movement leader Raed Salah`s appeal rejected, to serve 11 month sentence ARIEL BEN SOLOMON - Jerusalem Post - The decision could set off even more protests and violence from within the Israeli Arab sector, which sees Salah as one of its leaders. Salah will have to serve the 11-month sentence for incitement in a speech he gave in 2007. [ak]27/10/2015
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Men behind Oslo Accord: There`s no leadership fighting for the futureNechama Duek - Ynet - Nissim Zvili: "The heavy hand of the right will lead to a reality in which my grandchildren won`t be able to live here. (...) The left has stopped fighting (...) making judgments from the couch in the living room. [bz]27/10/2015
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Netanyahu: "We need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future"Barak Ravid - Ha`aretz/Mondoweiss - In one of his most clear and unambiguous policy statements, PM Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: "At this time we need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future. I`m asked if we will forever live by the sword — yes." At the same time Netanyahu said that "he doesn`t want a binational state" - meaning that the Occupied Territories would not be formally annexed to Israel and their occupation would remain officially "temporary" as it was in the past 48 years. [ak] 27/10/2015
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Fatah on the verge of eruptionAlex Fishman (Yediot`s military expert) - Ynet - Last Saturday night, an army force entered the camp to take measurements of a home set to be demolished. Several dozen militants surrounded the building and made it abundantly clear that they were willing to die in order to stop the structure from being demolished. It`s clear that demolishing terrorists` homes - a countermeasure promised by the Israeli government - will entail fighting dozens of militants who have been left unchecked for years. (...) Indeed, when the IDF prepares to face a long-term wave of violence, it takes into consideration the eventuality that at any given moment- and without prior warning - thousands of militants in the West Bank, mostly affiliated with Fatah`s Tanzim, could join the fight. [bz]24/10/2015
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Kerry, Meeting With Netanyahu, Sounds a Cautious Note of OptimismMATTHEW ROSENBERG and ALISON SMALE - NYT - "He described the situation in the Middle East as “precarious” and “bleak.”" - id 22/10/2015
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Former Israeli prime minister sued in US for raid on Gaza flotillaAP - The Guardian - "The Turkish parents of 19-year-old Furkan Dogan, among nine killed in the raid, sued Barak in federal court in Los Angeles on 16 October. The parents’ lawyers say Barak was sued on Tuesday after giving a speech near Los Angeles." - id 22/10/2015
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WHAT? Bibi Absolves Hitler for HolocaustRonen Zvulun - The Daily Beast - ""Hitler didn`t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jew. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, `If you expel them, they`ll all come here (to Palestine),`" Netanyahu said, adding that the mufti told Hitler to "burn them."" - id 21/10/2015
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How does Israel stop Palestinians from protesting?Mya Guarnieri - AlJazeera - Rights groups say Israel resorts to `preventive arrests` to quell Palestinian resistance in Jerusalem and the West Bank [ry]19/10/2015
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Alarm grows over summary executions of PalestiniansCharlotte Silver - EI - "Nine human rights organizations in present-day Israel, including B’Tselem, the Association for Human Rights in Israel and Amnesty International, jointly condemned what appears to be an Israeli “shoot to kill” policy for any Palestinian suspected of involvement in attacks on Jewish Israelis." - id 16/10/2015
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Palestinians Want 1967 Lands Under UN ProtectionSamer B. Jaber - IMEMC - "Samer B. Jaber is the chosen spokesperson for a group of professional and trade union figures, intellectuals, and political activists who have come together to deliver a message during the current wave of upheaval across Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territory." - id 14/10/2015
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Who needs justice when suspects can be executed in the street?Orly Noy - +972 - "Alloun, put simply, was executed to the cheers of the onlookers who encouraged the officers to shoot." - id 14/10/2015
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This dance of death was only a matter of timeNatasha Roth - +972 - "By stalling while deepening the occupation, successive Israeli leaders — of whom Netanyahu is only the most recent — have dragged Israelis and Palestinians into a dance of death." - id 14/10/2015
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The guide to Palestinian survival in IsraelSamah Salaime - +972 - When all it takes for a cop to shoot you is for someone to yell ‘terrorist,’ it’s best if you switch that Arabic ringtone, shave your beard, and just stay home. Samah Salaime offers a five-step guide to Palestinian survival in the Holy Land [ry]13/10/2015
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Israel `wants third intifida`: Palestinian foreign ministerAFP - Yahoo!News - "Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki on Monday accused Israel of seeking to spark `a third intifada`, as violence again flared in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip" [ry]13/10/2015
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Leading Shas Rabbi: Jewish `Provocation` on Temple Mount Behind Latest Violence Yair Ettinger - Haaretz - In an interview recorded for broadcast on Radio Kol Barama Thursday evening, Ba’adani took those Jews who have entered the Temple Mount compound to task for stirring up tensions. "Do not provoke the nations, even if we are in control here, there is a halakha. I don`t know on whose authority they permit themselves to provoke and cause an armed struggle like is happening now… they are forbidden. [bz]10/10/2015
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Recalling the October WarAl-Sayed Amin Shalaby - Al Ahram "Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby looks back on the fateful events around the 6 October 1973 War." ca9/10/2015
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Palestinian Museum: New institution to exhibit the history of a beleaguered peopleBen lynfield - The Independent "The first exhibition, which Mr Persekian hopes will open simultaneously in Bir Zeit, London and Santiago in Chile in May, is Never Part, which seeks to tell the stories of Palestinians through cherished objects they carried with them over the years. “Through the objects, we reflect on the personal identity of people and their history collectively. It’s the story of Palestinians told in many, many voices.” " ca for id7/10/2015
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Netanyahu: Government will take steps against Islamic MovementBarak Ravid - Haaretz "Netanyahu went on: "I will not accept that people say on Facebook ‘it’s a shame Hitler didn’t finish you off.’ I have asked the attorney general to act against incitement from any direction, including among citizens of Israel."...Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the press after Netanyahu’s visit to Samaria that the IDF and Israel Police have been forced to deal with violence from Jews in recent days." ca for id7/10/2015
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WATCH: Netanyahu`s deafening silence, the extended versionMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 "Deriding the entire world for ignoring threats to Israel by Iran, Netanyahu accused the representatives present in the UNGA chamber: “the response from every one of you here, utter silence. Deafening silence.” And then he went silent. With the most terrifying evil stare, or perhaps an attempt at inducing shame . For 45 seconds. It was scary...In the past he has flaunted cartoon drawings of bombs, waved blueprints of Auschwitz and now he used a new prop — deafening silence." ca 2/10/2015
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Netanyahu warns that Iran is building terrorist cells worldwideCarol Morello and William Booth - Washington Post "The Israeli leader spent the bulk of his 40-minute speech to the U.N. General Assembly on the nuclear deal finalized in July. At one point, he theatrically paused for 44 seconds and glared at the half- filled hall after he excoriated the United Nations for its “deafening silence” over Iran’s threats to annihilate Israel." ca2/10/2015
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Are pro-Israel bullies on US campuses planning dirtier tactics?Nora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - "As the new academic year begins, university students in California and across the US are certain to face renewed public relations campaigns to denigrate the BDS movement and silence organizing in support of Palestinian rights. Palestine Legal says many students involved in Palestine solidarity activism have been accused of anti-Semitism and terrorism, threatened with death and violence and targeted for their ethnic or religious background." - id 1/10/2015
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Is this what the end of Oslo looks like?Edo Konrad - +972 - "Accusing Israel of violating the Oslo Accords, Abbas declared that Israel, which Abbas called an “apartheid state,” would have to assume “all of its responsibilities as an occupying power,” after destroying the foundations of both political and security arrangements." - id 1/10/2015
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Haim Saban Leaves Pro-Israel Coalition Over Sheldon Adelson`s Right-Wing PushNathan Guttman - Forward "Saban, quietly and unannounced, has pulled out of the major anti-BDS initiative he helped launch with Adelson and has also minimized his role in an Israeli-American organization where both billionaires had been deeply involved. No reason was given for the move, but Jewish activists involved in these initiatives say that at the end of the day it was politics that drove apart the two magnates." ca 3/10/2015
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Death of Egyptian author who drove across Israel leaves void in Israeli-Egyptian relations Jacky Hugi - Al-Monitor "He was the prophet of liberalism in a country that failed to respect its prophets.” That is how Thoth Wahba eulogized Ali Salem in the Egyptian daily Al-Dustour. The Egyptian satirist and columnist, who passed away at the age of 79, chose to leave this world on the eve of Yom Kippur, Sept. 22, a sacred day of fasting for Jews and the day on which Israel’s most terrible war with Egypt erupted." ca 2/10/2015
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Italian film `Israel, the Cancer` causes uproar Menachem Gantz, Amir Bogen - Ynet News "The existence of the film, "Israele, Il Cancro" ("Israel, the Cancer"), has only been revealed now, months after was screened in different forums in Italy." ca2/10/2015
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Report: Obama refused to declare commitment to vetoing Palestinian state resolutionYitzhak Benhorin - Ynet News " US President Barack Obama refused to publicly commit to veto a draft resolution in the UN Security Council calling for recognition of a Palestinian state, Politico reported on Thursday, months after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly outraged the White House by addressing a joint session of Congress." ca2/10/2015
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