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Netanyahu: We must retain full military control of West BankStuart Winer - The Times of Israel - “In order to assure our existence we need to have military and security control over all of the territory west of the Jordan [River]. The idea that we can give up territory and achieve peace is not right,” PM Netanyahu told Army Radio. If sticking to that position, Netanyahu would effectively rule out any chance of achieving peace with the Palestinians, who seek a full Israeli withdrawal from the territory. Netanyhau expressed, however, the hope of achieving peace "not necessarily with the Palestinians but in some parts of the Arab world". [ak] 30/5/2017
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Settler leader scolds Cabinet for handing over Area C territoriesElisha Ben Kimon - Ynet - Last week, shortly before US President Donald Trump visited Israel, the Cabinet approved a concessions package for the Palestinians. Eight members of the cabinet voted in favor, versus two who voted against—Minister Naftali Bennett and Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi), who opposed on account of the concession that would allow Palestinians to construct in Area C. [bz]30/5/2017
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For first time in 13 years, IDF recognizes female refuser as conscientious objectorYael Marom and Haggai Matar - +972 "Yasmin Yablonko, a coordinator for Mesarvot, an Israeli NGO that supports conscientious objectors and has been supporting both Ze’evi and Alon, praised the army’s decision to release the former. “The committee’s decision to grant Ze’evi an exemption goes against its practice over the past years to recognize pacifists alone as eligible for exemption. Instead, they made a distinction between ‘conscientious’ refusal and refusal for the sake of protest, which strives for societal change. The fact that Ze’evi was released for “general conscientious objection” sends a disconnected message that refuses to take responsibility for our society.” ca27/5/2017
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Israel quick to exploit Manchester bombingAli Abunimah - EI - "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a tweet declaring, “If the Manchester attacker was Palestinian and the victims Israeli, the terrorist’s family would receive a stipend from Mahmoud Abbas.”" - id 24/5/2017
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`Resistance is not terrorism`: Palestinians burn effigies of Trump in GazaMa`an - "Trump`s remarks, al-Shamali added, were blindly throwing US support behind the interests of Israeli occupation, "which is the true source of terrorism and violence in the region and in the world," he said." - id 24/5/2017
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Donald Trump forced to change travel plans after Palestinians protest in BethlehemReports - International Solidarity Movement - "The US President changed plans at the last minute, reportedly infuriating the Palestinian Authority by breaking with official protocol." - id24/5/2017
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Trump to Abbas: Peace won’t come where violence ‘rewarded’Times of Israel - Trump apparently disapproves of the Palestinians paying the families of prisoners in Israeli prisons, though at least in public he did not say so explicitly. "I had a great meeting this morning with President Mahmoud Abbas and I can tell you that he is ready to reach a peace deal" said Trump at the concluding speech of his visit. Both with Netanyahu in Jerusalem and with Abbas in Bethlehem he carefully avoided such words as "occupation" or "Palestinian state", sticking to the general statement that "Both sides will face tough decisions. But with determination, compromise on both sides, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal". And then he flew off. [ak] 23/5/2017
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Shaked vexed by White House map missing WBMoran Azulay - Ynet - Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responds angrily to map of Israel released by White House omitting the West Bank and Golan Heights; says ‘I hope this is just ignorance and not policy’; reminds listeners that while she believes Trump will fulfil his election promises regarding the US embassy, her party was elected to fulfil its own promise: ‘to ensure that no Palestinian state is established.’ [bz]20/5/2017
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Gaza residents left in the dark amid Palestinian power struggleYolande Knell - BBC News - "The Americans and mainly the Israelis have been accusing President Abbas of being weak, [saying] he has no control over the Gaza Strip and is therefore no partner for peace," says Mkhaimar Abusada, a political science professor at al-Azhar University - Gaza. "He wants to restore his power over Gaza, to be taken more seriously." [bz]20/5/2017
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Ivanka and Jared get a rabbinical pass to fly Air Force One Annie Karni - Politico "Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will be flying aboard Air Force One to Saudi Arabia with President Donald Trump on Friday, after receiving a rabbinical dispensation to travel on the Jewish Sabbath, according to a White House official... It was not clear on what grounds the exception was made to accompany the president on his first international trip." ca 19/5/2017
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Israel Begins to Confiscate 20% of Asylum-Seekers` Incomes Lia Tarachansky&SHIR HEVER - The Real News Network "Interview:"From the beginning of this month a new policy`s implemented in Israel. African asylum seekers who work in Israel have part of their wage income garnished by the state and placed into an account to which they have no access." ca19/5/2017
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Al Jazeera: Jordan, Not Israel, Was Original Intelligence Source for ISIS Bomb PlotRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam "“ None of the media stories reveal the name of the foreign nation whose operation Trump exposed. Some have speculated that it might be Israel or Turkey. But my guess is that it is Jordan, because it has one of the best intelligence agencies in the Arab world and is highly motivated to penetrate ISIS since it poses a grave danger to Jordan, whose neighbor, Syria, is a key refuge for the Islamist group." ca 19/5/2017
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10 Reasons Trump Should Not Strengthen U.S.-Saudi TiesMedea Benjamin - ICH "If the Trump administration truly wants to find a way out of the wars in the Middle East and make the United States safer from terrorists, it would do well to stop arming, aiding and abetting the ruthless Saudi regime." ca19/5/2017
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Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network IMEMC - "On this the 69th commemoration of the Nakba and the 100th commemoration of the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinian people face the most challenging political environment to date." - id 17/5/2017
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Nationality Bill’s only purpose: Showing Arabs who’s bossSima Kadmon - Ynet - "The proposed legislation, which passed a preliminary Knesset reading last week, offers no dramatic changes and simply repeats things that already exist in the State of Israel’s different laws. Its main goal - giving Israel’s Arab citizens the finger - has already been achieved." - id 17/5/2017
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Hebrew U. cancels conference on Palestinian prisoners, following pressureEli Bitan - +972 - "Hebrew University canceled the conference after a student group associated with Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party penned an open letter to the university president. ‘The very existence of this conference lends legitimacy to terror.’" - id 17/5/2017
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Israel aims new Nakba-style weapon at Arab citizensMyssana Morany - +972 - "According to Israel, the new so-called Kaminitz Law, which was enacted in April 2017, is intended to consolidate and streamline state powers in enforcing planning and building regulations. But in practice, this law allows the Israeli government to carry out a new wave of mass home demolitions in hemmed-in Arab villages and towns already hard hit by severe housing shortages and a history of discriminatory state policies." - id 17/5/2017
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Gulf States Offer Normalizing Israel Ties in Exchange for Partial Freeze on Settlements Barak Ravid - Haaretz - The Gulf states have compiled a proposal to take steps toward normalization with Israel if the Netanyahu government in turn makes gestures to the Palestinians, such as freezing settlement construction in parts of the West Bank and easing trade restrictions in the Gaza Strip, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report is based on details from a document that was prepared during discussions between various Sunni Arab countries. According to the report, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading the proposal, also updated the American administration and Israel on the bid. [bz]16/5/2017
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Torment “never heals” — Palestine’s longest-serving female prisonerBudour Youssef Hassan - EI - "Finally outside of prison, Lina is planning to become a professional chef. She wants to start a family and `give birth to quadruplets,` she said. Her main concern, however, remains the plight of Palestinian women still in jail. `We live in a patriarchal society and while many women prisoners are celebrated immediately after release, they are quickly abandoned and even stigmatized precisely for being in jail,` she said" [ry]15/5/2017
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FIFA boss rigs vote for Israel at last minute - after phonecall from NetanyahuAli Abunimah - EI - Earlier this week, the FIFA Council had already capitulated to Israeli pressure and ruled out a vote sanctioning Israel for allowing its league to include teams based in West Bank settlements. But there remained on the agenda a motion calling for “official recognition of the Palestinian Football Association’s entitlements to all of its rights as described in the FIFA Statutes.” FIFA rules bar national associations from holding matches on the territory of another member without permission – as Israel does in the West Bank without Palestinian permission – so this motion would still have highlighted the Israel Football Association’s complicity in the military occupation of the West Bank. [bz]13/5/2017
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PA denies reports that shipments of medicine and baby formula to Gaza were haltedMa`an News Agency - "Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement on Tuesday that the PA had informed the ministry that it would stop sending medicine and milk to the Gaza Strip... the PA completely denied the claims on Wednesday." ca12/5/2017
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Lonely Planet erases Israeli occupation of Syrian GolanAl-Marsad - The Electronic Intifada - "Until Lonely Planet recognizes its responsibilities, many travelers to the region will continue to be misinformed about the Golan and the reality of its occupation by Israel." - id 10/5/2017
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What would Herzl say about Nationality Bill? Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya - Ynet - "Israel’s leadership appears to have diverted from Theodor Herzl’s path. Instead of striving to create equality and a common ground, it is doing everything in its power to incite and divide for the sake of a few more votes." - id 10/5/2017
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German president: ‘Irresponsible to leave our countries in crisis’Itamar Eichner - Ynet - Speaking at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, German president refused to say that PM`s decision to snub German FM over his meetings with far-left Israeli groups was correct, instead accepts differences of opinion; insists crisis cannot be left to fester where `both sides lose` [ry]8/5/2017
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Israeli Cabinet Moves to Downgrade Status of Arabic LanguageJason Ditz - AntiWar - Arab MPs Say Move Would Turn Them Into Second-Class Citizens [ry]8/5/2017
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Coca-Cola Israel Donated to Left-bashing Group Im Tirtzu Yotam Berger - Haaretz - Israel’s Coca-Cola franchisee contributed 50,000 shekels ($13,850) to right-wing group Im Tirtzu in 2015, a document from the Israel Corporations Authority shows. The authority refused a request from Im Tirtzu director Matan Peleg to keep confidential the donation by the franchisee, the Central Bottling Company, also known as Coca-Cola Israel. [bz for dn]7/5/2017
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Ministerial Committee promotes contentious `Nationality Law` Moran Azulay - Ynet - The legislation, which is considered its opponents as discriminatory towards Arab Israelis, specifies some of the practical aspects of the State of Israel being the nation-state of the Jewish people. The bill addresses state symbols (national anthem, flag, icons), Jerusalem as the capital, Hebrew as the official language, the right of return for Jews, the ingathering of the exiles, Jewish settlement, relations with the Jewish Diaspora, the Hebrew calendar, and holy sites. [bz for dn]7/5/2017
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Jewish settler mistaken for Palestinian and shot dead. Incident viewed by Palestinians as revealing double standards.Bethan McKernan - Independent - It is rare for the IDF to use deadly force on Israeli citizens. Rights groups and other observers, however, have long accused Israel of using “disproportinate force” and implementing a “shoot-to-kill” policy on alleged Palestinian attackers. [bz] 6/5/2017
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Hillel International: Who`s Afraid of Breaking the Silence?Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam "Last year, a new Israeli initiative, Mosaic, founded by pro-settler minister and Netanyahu political rival, Naftali Bennett, offered $66-million to three Jewish groups including Chabad and Hillel. Despite its name’s connotations, Mosaic was meant to combat what the Israeli far-right views as anti-Israel discourse on campus. Hillel received $22-million of the overall grant. As a result, the organization’s priorities have become even closer aligned with Israeli super-nationalists than they were before.An example of this is the annual speaking tour organized by the anti-Occupation Israeli NGO, Breaking the Silence." ca5/5/2017
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Israel expels Dutch journalist after he tweets +972 articles Lisa Goldman - +972 "Israel’s Government Press Office has refused to renew the media accreditation for Derk Walters, a Dutch journalist who has been reporting from Israel-Palestine since 2014. Walters is the correspondent for NRC Handelsblad, a leading Dutch newspaper." ca5/5/2017
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$1m in Israeli Aid for UNESCO Cut over Jerusalem ResolutionIMEMC - "Israel said, on Wednesday, that it will cut back $1 million in aid for UNESCO, in response to a recent resolution which is critical of Israeli policy in Jerusalem...The Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev, called on the government to close the UNESCO headquarters in Jerusalem and confiscate the building." CA5/5/2017
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Gas negotiations to start with Israel? Nesma Nowar - Al Ahram "An appeal by Egypt has been rejected by a Swiss court that decided to uphold a previous ruling by a French court that ordered Egyptian energy companies to pay $2 billion in compensation to the state- owned Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), an Israeli energy company. The fine is compensation to IEC for the Egyptian companies halting gas supplies to it." ca 5/5/2017
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In Israel`s official portrait, only Jewish lives matterMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - "The idea being that a state which sees, counts, serves, and protects all of its citizens equally, irrespective of ethnicity or creed, would destroy Israel as we know it — Israel the Jewish state, which belongs only to its Jewish citizens." - id 3/5/2017
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Salt Houses, new book on Palestinian experienceRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Hala Alyan has written a phenomenal book that shares the experiences of a Palestinian family from Nablus, told from multiple perspectives as the family is scattered throughout the Middle East and the West." - id 3/5/2017
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Hamas unveils new charter, accepts 1967 borders for future Palestinian stateMa`an - “Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea. However, without compromising its rejection of the Zionist entity and without relinquishing any Palestinian rights, Hamas considers the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of the 4th of June 1967, with the return of the refugees and the displaced to their homes from which they were expelled, to be a formula of national consensus,” the charter read. [bz]2/5/2017
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In Israel`s official portrait, only Jewish lives matterMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - A new government report published on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day only concerns itself with infant mortality statistics and life expectancy of Jewish citizens. What does that say about Israel’s attitude towards non-Jews? [ry]1/5/2017
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