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The unrecognized village of Al-Araqib demolished for 100th timeMairav Zonszein - +972 - Israeli security forces demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib for the 100th time Wednesday morning. It was the second demolition during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, taking place while residents were fasting. The first demolition in the village took place almost exactly six years ago, on July 27, 2010.-rh 29/6/2016
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Israel must apologize to its citizens for lying about Gaza flotilla Yael Marom - +972 - "Yes, the soldiers who were sent by the state to take part in a violent action with no justification, who were exploited by cynical politicians — they need to demand compensation from the state for the senseless trauma they endured. For the lies and the fraud. Before all that, however, they must demand the state never send them on idiotic missions that have nothing to do with state security." - id 29/6/2016
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Erdogan to Betray Gaza for Israeli Gas Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "The freeze between the two countries cut off Israeli trade and military coöperation with one of the largest and most influential Muslim nations in the region. Prior to the massacre, Turkey and Israel’s militaries conducted joint military exercises, intelligence agencies freely shared information, and bilateral trade flourished." - id 29/6/2016
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Palestinian FM welcomes Israeli-Turkish reconciliation ahead of aid delivery to GazaMa`an - Turkish officials claimed that in addition to the aid Turkey has promised Gaza, the new deal between Turkey and Israel would make it possible for Turkey to launch major projects in the occupied West Bank, including an industrial zone in the northern district of Jenin. [bz]28/6/2016
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Hamas applauds Turkish-Israeli deal despite continuation of Gaza siegeMa`an - The movement’s approval of the rapprochement represented a rare moment of consensus between Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and Israeli leadership. [bz]28/6/2016
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Dozens protest for release of Palestinian poet under house arrestYael Marom - +972 - Dareen Tatour was arrested by Israeli police last year because of a poem she posted to Facebook. Now she lives with an ankle monitor under strict house arrest [ry] 27/6/2016
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Israel lawfare group plans “massive punishments” for activistsAli Abunimah - EI - "`Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person,` Brooke Goldstein declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York earlier this month" [ry] 27/6/2016
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Palestine: Turkey And Israel To Announce Normalization Of Bilateral TiesNoor Harazeen - Telesur "Video: Palestine, Relations froze after Israel raided Turkish ship." ca 24/6/2016
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EU to back Mideast peace with ‘unprecedented’ supportAP - Ynet - "EU Council president says any peace deal between Palestinians and Israelis would be accompanied by huge package of political, economic and security support for both sides; `Lasting peace remains top priority.`" - id 22/6/2016
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Israeli Air Force Personnel Ordered to Form Google Logo at Airbase Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "This macabre commercial venture appears to have been organized by those innovative folks in the IAF public affairs unit. Though what they could’ve been thinking when they devised this stunt, Lord only knows." - id 22/6/2016
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Zogby ensures Palestine-Israel will be on DNC agenda Ray Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Zogby, the President of the Arab American Institute based in Washington D.C., and other American Arab activists found themselves at the table in Atlanta where political party leaders from across the country decided which issues would be a part of the election discussions and which would be excluded." - id 22/6/2016
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Minister Erdan asks J-Street`s help against BDSJ.J. Goldberg - The Forward - Gilad Erdan, Internal Security Minister in the Netanayahu government who is also in charge of worldwide efforts to oppose the BDS movement, held a first-ever meeting with a representative of J Street - the self-described "pro- Israel pro-peace lobby". This is a turnaround in the policies of the the Netanyahu government which hitherto demonstrated extreme hostility toward J-Street. Israeli diplomats have repeatedly declined to appear at J-Street’s Washington conventions. J Street was excluded from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations - espcially due to J-Street`s lobbying Congress Members to oppose the . Netanyahu government occupation policies. However, the organization is firmly opposed to boycotting Israel in order to achieve that aim. [ak] 21/6/2016
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EU Foreign Ministers Endorse French Initiative, Call for Mideast Peace Summit by Year`s EndBarak Ravid - Haaretz/i24News - The statement called on "both parties to the conflict … to demonstrate, through policies and actions, a genuine commitment to a peaceful solution in order to rebuild mutual trust and create conditions for direct and meaningful negotiations aiming at ending the occupation that began in 1967, and resolving all permanent status issues." Netanyahu to meet with Kerry next Sunday.[bz]21/6/2016
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You’d think that Israel, of all places, would respect its refugeesGiles Fraser - The Guardian - Africans facing genocide are making a modern-day Exodus, fleeing through the Sinai. But the Israeli government has no time for non- Jewish asylum seekers [ry] 20/6/2016
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Israel`s anti-terror law `dangerous` and `anti-Arab`Jonathan Cook - AlJazeera - The law will have a `chilling effect` on Palestinian minority`s solidarity efforts with Palestinians under occupation [ry] 20/6/2016
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Dennis Ross tells American Jews, ‘We need to be advocates for Israel’ — and not for PalestiniansPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - “Plenty of others have been advocates for the Palestinians. We don’t need to be advocates for Palestinians. We need to be advocates for Israel.” [bz]18/6/2016
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Gaza: EU commissioner visits seawater desalination plant, announces funding PNN - Palestine News Network - "The EU invested EUR 10 million in this phase which, when fully operational, will produce 6,000 m3 of potable water daily. This will provide over 75,000 Palestinians with safe drinking water¡Xapproximately 35,000 people in Khan Younis and 40,000 people in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip." - id 15/6/2016
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Al-Quds University pens deal with Arab Investment corp Ray Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "The program combines theory with practice to develop the professional level of the Palestinian youth and bridge the gap between the academic educational outcomes and the needs and requirements of the Palestinian labor market." - id15/6/2016
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When fear of terror affects Arabs` livelihoodGad Lior and Telem Yahav - Ynet - With conspicuously greater frequency, Jewish customers, affected by the fear of terror, demand that companies refrain from sending Arab workers to their homes. Many business owners and commercial organizations are facing this request which is particularly commonplace in fields such as paint and renovation companies employing Arabs, on goods transfer companies, on gardening companies, cleaning businesses and the like. National Trade Organization Chairman, Ezra Atiyah: “Business owners come to us and tell us that they are losing a lot of work and profit since most of their workers are Arabs.” [bz]14/6/2016
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Israel chief rabbi urges rebuilding Jerusalem templeSue Surkes - Times of Israel - “I can’t tell you exactly what was in the temple, but the truth is that when you see the prophets, the writings, the sayings of the sages, you understand that whoever went there came back full of inspiration, emotion, joy and satisfaction, so I yearn for those days” - [bz]14/6/2016
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NGO: Ministry Forgets Arabs in Nutrition Campaigns Jack Khoury - Haaretz - The home page of the Health Ministry’s website has nutritional recommendations in Arabic for the recent Jewish holiday of Shavuot and during the Ramadan month of fasting. However, there is no information in Arabic about the damage that can be caused by sugar, salt or processed food. Moreover, the ministry’s flagship nutritional campaign has not been translated into Arabic at all, nor does it contain content tailored to the Arab population. [bz]14/6/2016
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Settler group files lawsuit against EU over projects in the West BankMEMO - "Settler group Regavim has filed a lawsuit against the European Union with the Israeli High Court, calling on the court to issue a verdict demanding the EU provide full reports on its construction activities in Area C and halt future projects for the Palestinians living in this area. The group described the EU-funded structures in Area C as `against the law`” [ry] 13/6/2016
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Dr. Ashrawi: ‘Nominating Israel to chair UNGA committee like asking the wolf to guard sheep’IMEMC News & Agencies - "Commenting on the Western European and Others Group’s (WEOG) decision to nominate Israel for the chairmanship of the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the move..." ca10/6/2016
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Hundreds of Arab Party Members Summoned by Israeli Police IMEMC - "...although it is not the first time that Israeli police attack the party for its activities, the number of summoned members and the way of interrogation followed by Israeli police, was unprecedented." - id 8/6/2016
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Israeli electric company to increase supply to Gaza Amir Ben-David - Ynet - "The Palestinians have constructed a large sewage treatment plant in northern Gaza with the aid of the World Bank, but the consistency of its operations have been hampered by shortages in the supply of electricity. Thus, sewage has been flowing into the sea, occasionally reaching Israeli shores." - id 8/6/2016
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Wiping Palestinian history off the map in Jaffa Natasha Roth - +972 - "And it’s not just Arab and Palestinian history that has been wiped off the map:Jaffa in its previous form — a major regional port, a thriving center of trade and historic Palestine’s largest city — was an inconvenient contradiction to the Zionist narrative." - id 8/6/2016
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Nearly one thousand Bedouin structures demolished in past year Natasha Roth - +972 - "Over 1,700 structures were self-demolished by their owners over the past three years following pressure by police and state inspectors. Around half the demolitions were carried out in recognized Bedouin villages." - id 8/6/2016
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No justice for Americans killed by Israelis Ray Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "As an American military veteran myself, I am ashamed of how Americans claim to be patriotic, when it is convenient. And yet they are afraid to stand up for those who were killed by a country that we have financed, we have built, we have armed and we continue to defend and excuse for war crimes and human rights violations, Israel." - id 8/6/2016
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Sanders v. Clinton on Palestine: No ContestEric Mann - CounterPunch - “Given today’s time, place, and conditions the Sanders Campaign is carrying out a revolution of values and politics on Palestine and international human rights that challenge not just Israel but the U.S. government. And from there, create space and energy to challenge U.S. racism and climate crimes and build a real climate justice revolution” [ry] 6/6/2016
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Jewish and Arab pupils talk of unity, but Israel has never been so dividedPeter Beaumont - The Guardian - The voices of nationalism and separation are growing louder as rightwing populism dominates and tensions continue to escalate [ry] 6/6/2016
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The Expulsion and the EvidenceGershom Gorenberg - The American Prospect - The report is 44-years-old, typed in Hebrew, copied by mimeograph for a few high officers and officials. It describes, in dry military language, how the Israeli army came to evict thousands of Beduin from their homes in the Sinai Peninsula, then under Israeli occupation. It took a legal battle before the Israeli Supreme Court for me to be allowed to see it. What it proves decisively is that before the same court, 44 years ago, a senior government lawyer presented an argument for the state that—let me put this delicately—has no connection to the facts, and the court accepted it. [bz]4/6/2016
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Saudi calls on Israel to accept 2002 Arab peace initiativeElior Levy, Itamar Eichner, Reuters - Ynet - "The Arab peace initiative has all the elements for a final settlement. It is on the table and a solid basis for resolving this long-standing dispute. Al-Jubeir also said that changes could be made to the initiative and called on Israel to declare it accepts the initiative. [bz]4/6/2016
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Unraveling Netanyahu`s Sephardic spinEdo Konrad - +972 "Netanyahu knows that even in 2016, what is often referred to as the “ethnic genie” is alive and well — that Mizrahim still have the power to decide elections, as they did back in 1977, and that it’s never a bad time to try shoring up his support among the voting bloc." ca3/6/2016
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Fascism Par Excellence!! Sami The-Bedouin - The Arab Daily News - "The new zio-fascist trend is not limited to the occupied territories in the West-Bank and Gaza, but it is also carried out against all the Palestinians including those living in and under the Israeli law where there are over 60 discriminatory laws that are applied on them as a “second class” citizens." - id 1/6/2016
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