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A Beginner’s Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of IsraelAniqa Raihan - Portside - It is commonly believed that Palestinian citizens of Israel — officially known as Arab Israelis — enjoy full equality in the Jewish State. There are Arab members of parliament, the Arab population in Israel has been growing steadily for decades, and the Arab cultural scene is thriving in places like Haifa. While all of these statements are true, Palestinians insist that occupation still exists inside the state of Israel, and nowhere is that fact more apparent than in the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev desert.-rh27/12/2017
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Guatemalans not happy with decision to move embassy in Israel to JerusalemM.K. - WAFA - "Guatemala is the main exporter of cardamom pods that are used with coffee to Arab and Islamic countries with more than $300 million dollars of exports a year. When former President Ramiro J Leon Carpio (1993-1996) made a similar decision to move his country`s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he was forced to quickly rescind that decision when Arab and Islamic countries closed their doors to the Guatemalan market." - id27/12/2017
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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Is Honored With a Nobel Peace PrizeAlice Slater - The Nation "Despite the nearly 50-year-old NPT promise by the nuclear-weapons states for nuclear disarmament, ICAN Executive Director Fihn, in her acceptance speech, reminded us that “at dozens of locations around the world—in missile silos buried in our earth, on submarines navigating through our oceans, and aboard planes flying high in our sky—lie 15,000 objects of humankind’s destruction,” adding that “it is insanity to allow ourselves to be ruled by these weapons.” ca30/12/2017
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The Israeli Sports Minister Is Using the NBA to Further an Anti-Palestine PR CampaignDave Zirin - The Nation "Miri Regev, who once called African migrants “a cancer,” claims to have pressured the NBA into removing mention of Israeli occupation of Palestine from its website...according to my own sources in the NBA offices, there was no letter sent to the NBA. I don’t know where Regev thinks she sent her missive, but it wasn’t there. No one knew about it until the AP story." ca30/12/2017
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The Be`er Sheva District Court criticizes Shin Bet interrogation methodsIlana Curiel - Ynet - Khalil Nimri was arrested in 2015 after being identified by the hotel`s receptionist as the person who came to tour the hotel and asked suspicious questions. He was taken in for interrogation by the Shin Bet, during which he confessed to have planned to carry out an attack at the hotel. But a short time later, the same receptionist spotted the person who actually took the tour of the hotel. The receptionist called the police and admitted his mistake. Instead of admitting the mistake and releasing Nimri, the Shin Bet formulated a theory according to which the two planned to carry out the attack together. According to the verdict, Nimri`s alibi was not checked; there was no lineup; and the investigators did not properly examine hotel security footage, in which Nimri does not appear. [bz]26/12/2017
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Terrorist organisations in Egypt 2017 Ahmed Kamel Al-Beheiri - Al-Ahram Weekly "While the number of terrorist attacks dramatically decreased in recent years, terrorist tactics have changed, and these organisations remain a vivid threat to national security." ca22/12/2017
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`There can be no coexistence if we do not listen to the other`
-students protest canceling of bereaved parents meeting-
Shahar Hay, Ahiya Ravad - Ynet - The student union at a Nesher high school sent a letter last week to the head of the Ministry of Education`s Haifa district to protest the cancelation of a meeting for bereaved parents—both Jewish and Palestinian—that was supposed to take place at the school last Tuesday. "Allow us to question, allow us to doubt and allow us to hear others, even if we disagree," wrote the students in the letter requesting of the Education Ministry to reschedule the meeting. The meeting has become a decade-long tradition at the school, but the Ministry of Education instructed the school administrators to cancel the event. [bz]18/12/2017
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Meet Dr. Reem Younis: Israel’s First Arab Woman SurgeonNew Israel Fund - "As a mother of three and a full-time oral surgeon, you wouldn’t think Dr. Reem Younis would find the time for activism. Nonetheless, she is active in Shatil’s Citizens’ Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee and works to convince the city council to prioritize health in Upper Nazareth." ca16/12/2017
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Sisi performs balancing act in wake of Trump`s Jerusalem move Shahira Amin - Al-Monitor "The unrest witnessed in recent days may just be the tip of the iceberg. Realizing that he is walking on thin ice, Sisi is treading cautiously: He has publicly condemned the move and is allowing the Egyptian public to vent some of their anger. His supporters, meanwhile, exhort fellow Egyptians to focus on domestic issues. “Egypt’s interests must come first; we have enough problems of our own,” tweeted Ahmed Wagih, who describes himself as “a fascist against the enemies of the state.” ca 16/12/2017
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Israelis, Defy the Boycott of Arabs and Go Shopping in Wadi Ara : Lieberman’s statement that residents of Wadi Ara are `formally citizens of Israel, but they are not part of Israel,` reflects worse on the state than residents of Wadi Ara Haaretz Editorial - Singling out citizens on national and religious grounds and calling for a boycott against them are familiar characteristics of dark regimes, and they are always presented as a response to a threat. Lieberman’s comment that residents of Wadi Ara are “formally citizens of Israel, but they are not part of Israel,” reflects more on the State of Israel, in whose cabinet Lieberman is a senior member, than on the residents of Wadi Ara.-rh 13/12/2017
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Did Trump kill a Two-State Solution? He says no, Palestinians say yesMark Landler, David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner - New York Times - President Trump, in formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, declared that the US still supported a two-state solution, provided it was “agreed to by both sides.” For the first time in his 26 years as a peacemaker Saeb Erekat, the chief negotiator for the Palestinians did not agree. Hitherto a steadfast advocate for a Palestinian state, Erekat said that Trump and Netanyahu “have managed to destroy that hope.” He embraced a radical shift in the P.L.O.’s goals — to a single state, but with Palestinians enjoying the same civil rights as Israelis, including the vote. “They’ve left us with no option,” he said. “This is the reality. We live here. Our struggle should focus on one thing: equal rights.” [ak] 12/12/2017
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Wadi Ara residents angered over Lieberman`s call for their boycottHassan Shaalan - Ynet - Husam Abbas, one of the owners of the Al-Babor restaurant in Umm al-Fahm: "His statements are appropriate for a punk and not for the defense minister. I do not believe a statement by him will succeed in influencing our customers, it will only influence the extreme right. (...)" [bz] 12/12/2017
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Interview with the filmmakers of “Holy Air”Ray Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Movie review of “Holy Air” by writer and producer Shady Srour and Director Ilan Moskovitch. Arabic, English and Hebrew.Holy Air is a satirically sad and humorous look at Christian life in Israel." - id 6/12/2017
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Trump tells Abbas of plans to move embassy as world leaders warn of consequencesMa`an - American President Donald Trump called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday and confirmed his intentions to move the embassy. Abbas reiterated the Palestinian position that without what is now occupied East Jerusalem as its capital, there is no future of a Palestinian state. Abu Rudeineh stressed that Abbas “will continue to contact world leaders in order to prevent this unacceptable move.” Trump also phoned Jordanian King Abdullah II, who told Trump over the phone that he pledged to “thwart any American initiative to renew the peace process and would encourage rage and resistance among Muslims and Christians alike,” if the embassy was moved. Trump’s decision has drawn condemnation from leaders across the globe, including Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, and the EU. [ak] 5/12/2017
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John Kerry: `What would Israel do if 40,000 Palestinian kids march up to the Wall?` Carlos Ballesteros - Newsweek/Israeli CH.10 TV - At the very end of his term, a hitherto unpublished statement of John Kerry says: "The Palestinian [Authority] has done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence. When the intifada took place [in 2015] they delivered non-violence in the West Bank. This is overlooked by the general [Israeli] populations because it is not a topic of discussion. Why? Because the majority of the cabinet currently in the Israeli government has publicly declared they are not ever for a Palestinian state(...). If you see 40,000 kids marching up to the wall every day with signs saying, ¡¥Give us our rights,¡¦ I mean I don¡¦t think Palestine is going to be immune forever to the civil rights movements that have swept other nations in the world. Somehow Israel is ignoring this. That¡¦s not leadership." [ak] 5/12/2017
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In Generational Shift, Millennial Evangelicals Not as Supportive of IsraelAmir Tibon - Haaretz - According to the survey, American evangelicals under 35 are less likely than their older counterparts to offer unquestionable support for Israel, and are more likely to hold positive views of the Palestinians.  The survey was conducted by a firm called Life Way Research and commissioned by the Chosen People Ministries, a group that proselytizes, and Joel Rosenberg, an evangelical author and activist based in Jerusalem whose father was Jewish. [bz]5/12/2017
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Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle EastAnne Barnard, David M. Halbfinger and Peter Baker - NYT - Prince Mohammed, 32, is very close to Mr. Kushner, 36, both young men without much foreign policy experience who see themselves as creative reformers able to break with the ossified thinking of the past. And the Saudi prince has made clear that his top priority in the region is not the Palestinian-Israeli issue, the fulcrum of Arab politics for generations, but confronting Iran. Regional officials and analysts say they believe he might be willing to try to force a settlement on Palestinians in order to cement Israeli cooperation. Alarms began to go off across the region last month, when Mr. Abbas started making phone calls to political leaders in the region after he had left Riyadh in which he spoke of a Saudi suggestion that the Palestinians could have Abu Dis, a suburb of East Jerusalem, as their capital. [bz]5/12/2017
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Israel Has A Robot Army - And It Should Scare The Sh*t Out Of YouDarius Shahtahmasebi - Information Clearing House "Israel is the first country in the world to use unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to not only patrol its borders but also to replace soldiers on missions, as well. The new Border Patroller model can be armed with remote-controlled weapons, reconnaissance means, and additional components that cannot be fitted on the traditional Guardium model it had been using for years prior.The robot is also able to patrol underground and gather information for units that are present on the surface. For example, it can help soldiers avoid booby-trapped tunnels. These robots can be given pre-designated routes for their patrol, making them more or less autonomous." ca 3/12/2017
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BREAKING: Two Israeli Bedouin Arrested for Murder of IDF SoldierRichard Silverstein — Tikun Olam "This is a very unusual terror attack for a number of reasons. First, because Arad is a town that is wholly unassociated with security threats or ethnic tension. Second, while Israeli Bedouin are deeply disaffected from Israeli society and the state routinely destroys their homes and their communities and sometimes murders them in cold blood, this has almost never led to such terror attacks. It may indicate that Negev Bedouin have been recruited by Islamist terror groups. Or it may indicate a new level of anger and violence which the younger generation is prepared to use to protest treatment of the Bedouin in Israel. It also could indicate a new domestic terror threat facing the Israeli regime from its own Arab- Palestinian community." ca3/12/2017
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Will Israel launch pre-emptive strike against Assad?Ben Caspit - Al-Monitor "What disturbs the Israeli officers more is the Iranian "Precision [Missile] Project," intended to provide Assad and Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah with the capability to manufacture their own rockets and missiles, which could strike within dozens of meters of strategic targets. As one top Israeli minister told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, "For that, we would need to consider going to war." ca 2/12/2017
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Hopes for solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict fall across the Mideast, poll findsJames J. Zogby - +972 "Many Arabs appear to have lost faith in finding a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Only in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE are majorities still inclined to support a two-state solution, while more than 40 percent of Lebanese, Jordanians, and Palestinians now say they no longer believe any solution is possible." ca2/12/2017
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