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4 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency

Unpaid hospital cleaning workers strike in Gaza

Cleaning workers at hospitals in the Gaza Strip declared a 24-hour strike on Wednesday in protest of not being paid their salaries, a union official said. Sami al-Amsi, president of the Federation of Palestine trade union, told Ma'an that the cleaning workers had not been paid their meager monthly salaries of around $200 for the past five months.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Boom! Gaza Attacked Israel Yesterday. Here we go again

Yes, if anyone had been taking bets on how long the latest in a long series of "ceasefires" with Hamas Gaza Arab terrorists would last, it's over. The IDF has confirmed that a rocket was launched from Gaza at approximately 6:30pm on Tuesday.

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US News & World Report

With Temple Mount as Flashpoint, Violence on the Rise in Jerusalem

Hatred and nationalism have been seething in Jerusalem since three Israeli teens were slain on the outskirts of Hebron, and even more so during their funeral procession and following the killing of Palestinian youth Mohammed Abu Khdeir in East Jerusalem's Shuafat neighborhood. Even as the United States mobilizes a broad Shiite-Sunni coalition against the fanatical Islamic State, the third most important city to Muslims has become a playing field for religious extremists and nationalists from both sides.

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Counterpunch

Palestinian Reconciliation at the Crossroads

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole Person; Kim Nicolini on the Aesthetics of Jim Jarmusch. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the Faltering Economic Recovery; Chris Floyd on Being Trapped in a Mad World; and Kristin Kolb on Cancer Without Melodrama.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Middle East, 8:16 PMAbbas's Fatah Brags of Terror Attacks in Gaza Operation

As Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made the somewhat outlandish claim that his Fatah lost 17 times more members than Hamas in the recent Operation Protective Edge, Fatah praised one of its Gaza rocket commanders in a special video. while 861 Martyrs fell from Fatah ," emphasizing that "Israel is responsible and it is the one attacking our people in the Gaza Strip," reports the official PA news agency WAFA as translated by In a video on the official Fatah Facebook page two weeks ago, Abbas's faction praised its rocket commander Mohammed 'Al-Za'anin' of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.

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Washington Times

Elizabeth Warren defends Israel, advocates two-state solution

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, defended her recent comments in support of Israeli attacks on schools and hospitals in Palestine during a forum at Tufts University on Monday. Last month, Ms.

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Forward

The Forward Fall Movie Guide

After comedies and action heroes dominate theaters during the summer, fall is the great comeback season for movies. Here are eight Jewy films to look out for in the coming months: Prolific writer Israel Horovitz has written over 70 produced plays in addition to several screenplays, but he has never written and directed a film project before.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The American Conservative

Is Iraq Becoming Americaa s Gaza?

During Israel's recent war with Hamas, which took place at the same time as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham was conducing its barbaric campaign in Mesopotamia and the Levant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hoped to score a few points with Americans and other Westerners by equating the Palestinian Islamist movement ruling the Gaza Strip with the radical Sunni forces leading a Caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But if the communist regimes and movements didn't constitute a monolithic bloc during the Cold War, the West isn't facing a unified Islamist force today.

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OpEdNews

Palestinian reconciliation at crossroads

President Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah movement, which he commands, have unleashed a media campaign against Hamas and the resistance. If pressure from the Palestinian public fails to stop the campaign, Abbas may achieve politically what Israel failed to achieve militarily: forcing the Palestinian presidency to choose "peace with Israel" over national reconciliation.

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The New York Observer

Naomi Wolf's Misinformed and Disingenuous Defense of Hamas

Recently, Naomi Wolf has stirred up a commotion over my recent column entitled, "Naomi Wolf's Embrace of Hamas Spells the Fall of a Feminist Icon." Naomi threatened legal action against The Jerusalem Post claiming that she does not in any way embrace Hamas.

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Israellycool

NIF's Ben Murane Tells Us How He Really Feels

As the 2009 Gaza war known as Operation Cast Lead raged and rockets rained down upon Israeli civilians, New Israel Fund's Ben Murane condemned the two groups he described as terrorist entities equally responsible for the conflagration; Israel and Hamas. Fast forward to 2014 and Operation Protective Edge where the same Ben Murane has been welcomed into the most inner of inner Jewish leadership circles in Seattle, playing a key role in determining the community's response to the latest war against the Jewish state.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Middle East, 7:27 AMQaradawi Opposes US Action against IS

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and considered the leading decisor on Sunni Muslim religious law, opposes an American military operation against the Islamic State . Qaradawi tweeted: "I oppose ISIS in its ideological path and its methods of action, but I will never agree that the country to fight it be the United States, which is not motivated by the values of Islam, but by its own interests, even if blood is spilled as a result."

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The Times of Israel

Kuwait's deputy PM to visit Ramallah

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as he prepares to leave Kuwait airport after meeting officials, in Kuwait, Monday, July 21, 2014. Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah's visit will be the first by a high-ranking Kuwaiti official to the West Bank since 1967 and "signals the long-standing commitment of Kuwait's leadership and people towards supporting the Palestinian people in their legitimate struggle for restoring their rights on the Arab and international levels," according to the official Kuwait News Agency.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

The Arab-Israeli conflict: Arab leaders must choose development over...

The conflict between the Mideast's only democratic nation and terrorists committed to its destruction merits a discussion based on historical realities and moral values. The framing of the Gaza violence as a cyclical issue between two belligerent parties, or as a conflict between a powerful Israel and underdog Hamas, reflects intellectual dishonesty and prejudice.

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Forward

As Gaza Recedes in the Rear View Mirror

Americans have a habit of moving on once the guns stop firing. We did it in Afghanistan in the 1980s, tried to do it in Iraq in the 2000s - and now we're doing it in Gaza.

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Jerusalem Post

Disarmament of Hamas nonnegotiable, says Haniyeh

Former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh vowed on Saturday to continue to bear arms. Speaking at a press conference in Gaza City, he said disarmament was nonnegotiable, adding that Hamas would not disarm, "not for rehabilitating Gaza" and not "for anything."

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Ma'an News Agency

MP: Abbas halted ICC bid on Israeli war crimes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament said on Friday. Hasan Khreisha told Ma'an that the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the ICC and thus press charges against Israel for its offensive that killed more than 2,100 and devastated the Gaza Strip was halted by Abbas in order to push forward a new peace talks bid.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Juan Cole

The Death of Palestine: Israeli Ambition and Palestinian Weakness

Given the history of Israeli-Palestinian relations alongside the current policies of the Netanyahu administration, the recent Gaza episode can be viewed, in part, as one manifestation of a broader Israeli policy aimed at preventing Palestinian political unity and, by extension, preventing the materialization of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. Before the Israeli annihilation of swathes of Gaza in July and August of this year, Hamas and Fateh were in the midst of political reconciliation with the hope of forming a unity government.

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Chicago Sun-Times

The Green Prince

"The Drop" is at its best when we can observe how Tom Hardy slowly peels away the layers from his character in a finely calibrated "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them" is an affecting but disjointed film about trauma's impact on one couple and their families. "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.

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