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16 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel

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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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.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Fateh (Palestine), US News, Liberal Political News

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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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Palestine - Goodby Land Swaps, Hello Land Grants

Thought dead and buried after Hamas had shown that it could indiscriminately fire rockets from Gaza into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem over a 50 day period even forcing international carriers to cancel flights into Ben-Gurion International Airport for 24 hours Caroline Glick reported on its amazing resurrection: "On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called "Palestinian refugees" to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip.


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The Jewish News Weekly

Busy year of anti-Israel protests on college campuses in offing?

With the 2014 academic year underway, supporters of Israel are worried that this summer's war between Israel and Hamas will provide a shot in the arm for campus proponents of boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Jewish state. Sure enough, U.C. Berkeley Middle Eastern Studies professor Hatem Bazian has co-organized an "international day of action on college campuses for Palestine" on Sept.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, UC Berkeley, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Student Society, Fraternities, Temple University

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Star

Hurrah for a 'Journalist'

While covering the recent Israeli savagery in Gaza, Swedish Radio correspondent Johan-Matthias Sommarstrom was approached by a little boy as he returned to his hotel after a day of reporting in the troubled Strip. The Palestinian boy, about six years old, had dressed up as a journalist with a homemade flak jacket.


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Human Rights Watch: Israel is 'guilty of war crimes'

Palestinians inspect the damage in a classroom at a school which is next to a shopping center that was hit by an Israeli air strike on August 24, 2014. Human Rights Watch issued a report yesterday documenting incidents which took place during the 50-day conflict between Israel and Palestine which it has deemed 'war crimes'.


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Netanyahu loses plot to new Gaza reality

Aside from being a major military setback, Israel's war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on 26 August, his statements appear erratic and particularly uncertain, an expected outcome of the Gaza war.


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There's only one villain at the United Nations

You've gotta love Anne Bayefsky. Don't know her? Well she's a Canadian unlikely to ever get an Order of Canada.


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Israel's Premier to Face New Gaza Reality

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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Columbia Spectator

Israel-Palestine doc captures conflict with deft camera, character work

The new film "The Green Prince" tells the story of the Israeli internal security service's top informant, who turned against his father, a top Hamas leader, when he was just 17. The film's use of documentary and re-enactment makes it compelling. The number one source for Israel's internal security service, the Shin Bet, was just 17 when he began his career as a spy.


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The Star Online

Dry West Bank ridge becomes focus of Israel-Palestinian tension

The rocky valley north of Jab'a, scattered with olive and pine trees and dry streams long evaporated by the searing heat, would be unremarkable had it not become the latest point of friction between Israel and the Palestinians. Days after a ceasefire was reached in the war in Gaza last month, Israel announced that 400 hectares west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, was now "state land" - that is territory for Israel, not land that will be part of any future Palestinian state.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

US News & World Report

Israel Has Reasons to Hope for Middle East Peace

Gaza is Groundhog Day. Again. Like Bill Murray in the eponymous movie, we are caught in a time loop, condemned to repeat the same experience from dawn to midnight, day after day.


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Muslim Brotherhood and Wahhabism are catalysts to radicalism

Thirteen years ago tomorrow Al-Qaida stunned the world with an Osama Bin-Laden created terror attack that struck at the heart of America's symbols of economic and military strength. The destruction directed at New York's World Trade Center and Washington DC's Pentagon left over three thousand people dead from four commercial jetliners being hijacked by 19 terrorists.


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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Islamo-Nazism in Palestine, Then and Now

During the German occupation of Europe, the main leader of the Palestinian Arabs was the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini. He saw major parallels between Islam and Nazism.


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ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state

An image speaks a thousand words -- and that is presumably what Israel's supporters hoped for with their latest ad in the New York Times. Two photographs are presented side by side.


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