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Thursday, August 30, 2007

News for 08-29-07

08-29-07 - Palestinian children die in blast Three Palestinian children have been killed after an Israeli tank shell hit northern Gaza, Palestinian doctors say.... Doctors said two boys aged 10 and 12 died of shrapnel wounds. A 12-year-old girl who was critically injured in the blast died also in hospital.

08-29-07 - Who's Killing American Soldiers in Iraq? by Philip Giraldi ** The Post's assertion that Iran is already at war with the U.S. has a familiar ring to it. It has already been used by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and was originally coined by the Israel lobby

08-29-07 - Israeli forces wound 20 Palestinians in West Bank operation Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinians during a ground operation in northern West Bank town of Qalqilya on Wednesday, Palestinian medical sources said.

08-29-07 - Israel did not keep one promise, says Fayyad Israel did not carry out even one move it committed to, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad charged on Wednesday, a day after the meeting between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem.

08-29-07 - Israeli forces kidnap 6 Palestinians from Abu Da'ef village in Jenin

08-29-07 - Abbas warns US peace meet could fail Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned on Wednesday that a US-sponsored Middle East peace conference to be held later this year could fail unless Israel agrees on a framework of core issues.

08-29-07 - Has Bush Boxed Himself In? by Patrick J. Buchanan ** Who is pushing for attacks on Iran? Israel and its lobby. Vice President Cheney. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who has been calling for air strikes on al-Quds camps for months. And a War Party facing lasting disgrace for having lied the country into an unnecessary war, and for having assured the American people it would be a "cakewalk."

08-29-07 - Seizing Israelis only way to free jailed Palestinians - Hamas

08-29-07 - Army demolishes tow homes in Qalqilia city The Israeli army invaded the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and demolished two homes there on Wednesday morning.

08-29-07 - Hamas parliament leader blames Fatah lawmakers on PLC slowdown Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), on Wednesday accused lawmakers from President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement of breaking down the parliament.

08-29-07 - Palestinian worker chased to death by Israeli policemen Palestinian medical sources reported on Tuesday that a Palestinian worker died after he was chased by Israeli policemen, in Israel. The worker, Fahim Mustafa Hamdan, 45, died after attempting to hide in a yard totally exposed to the extreme summer heat.

08-29-07 - aL-Aqsa Brigades: three members wounded by Hamas?s executive force

08-29-07 - U.S. coordinator plans five new Palestinian battalions in W. Bank A new plan by the U.S. security coordinator in the territories, General Keith Dayton, calls for the deployment of five new Palestinian battalions throughout the West Bank. The plan, whose aim is to bolster Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, requires the approval of Israel if arms and equipment are to be transferred for the new force, political sources in Jerusalem said yesterday.

08-29-07 - Russia sends aid to Palestinians

08-29-07 - Poll: 71% of Israelis want U.S. to strike Iran if talks fail **

08-29-07 - Israeli hospital tries to protect Palestinian girl An Israeli rehabilitation centre is defying a government order to transfer a Palestinian girl paralyzed in an Israeli attack on militants to a hospital in the occupied West Bank.

08-29-07 - Israeli, Palestinian teens map out peace plan Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, meeting in Finland, put their names Wednesday to their own blueprint for Middle East peace, one that envisions two separate states and the eradication of terrorism.

08-29-07 - Israeli Says Hamas Is Training Hundreds Abroad Hamas has sent hundreds of its fighters abroad for military training, most of them to Iran, the Israeli Army?s deputy chief of staff says Making the case for war.

08-29-07 - Israeli army attacks several areas of the West Bank, kidnapping 4 from Nablus and 3 from Hebron

08-29-07 - The deposed Palestinian government continues to make efforts to stop the sanctions imposed on Gaza The Palestinian deposed cabinet issued a statement on Wednesday that the cabinet is still doing efforts by contacting Arab and international countries in order to left the sanctions imposed on the Gaza strip.

08-29-07 - Investigate the Neocons The so-called experts, in case you haven?t noticed, are invariably little more than Likud fellow travelers and agents of AIPAC. In this respect, it has been a revolving door at the White House, under both Clinton and Bush, and every office holder on Capitol Hill as well as every Washington reporter knows it. Why on God?s good earth would Zionist zealots like Elliott Abrams and David Wurmser be placed in charge of U.S. policy vis-a-vis Israel and the Arabs? It is insane.

08-29-07 - J'lem worried by Iranian owned anti-ship missile The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has defense officials concerned it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah and used against the Israel Navy in a future conflict.

08-29-07 - Israel Warned US Not to Invade Iraq after 9/11 Wilkerson notes that the main point of their communications was not that the United States should immediately attack Iran, but that ?it should not be distracted by Iraq and Saddam Hussein? from a focus on the threat from Iran.

08-29-07 - Singling out the "Israel Lobby" for discussion

08-29-07 - Hezbollah rejects war criticism The Lebanese government and Hezbollah have condemned a watchdog report which criticises Hezbollah's conduct in the conflict against Israel last year.

08-29-07 - Israeli dies of Lebanon war wounds Mohammed "Don" Salum, an Israeli Arab who was critically wounded in a Hezbollah rocket barrage that hit Haifa on August 6, 2006, succumbed Wednesday in hospital. He was 40.

08-29-07 - Hezbollah planning to sue Israel Hezbollah is planning a host of lawsuits against Israel over the damages caused during last summer's Lebanon war.

08-29-07 - Israel, Hamas came close to Shalit deal Israel and Hamas came close to clinching a deal in May for the release of Gilad Shalit from his Gazan captivity

08-29-07 - All quiet on the Golan Israel signaled a drop-off in military tensions with Syria over the Golan Heights

08-29-07 - Israel registers impressive growth despite war Then they don't need our aid.

08-29-07 - Extra security for NYC Arabic school

08-29-07 - Obama Wants Divestment Issue For His Own Capitol Hill insiders say Obama genuinely believes in the necessity of curbing Iran?s nuclear ambitions ? but also that his championing of the Iran divestment measure is part of a concerted effort to reassure Jewish voters that began with his March speech to a Chicago gathering of AIPAC.

08-29-07 - Lebanese army receives 130 US Humvees

08-29-07 - Israeli officer jailed for straying into WBank town The Israeli army on Wednesday punished an officer who mistakenly entered a Palestinian town, where Palestinian security men rescued him from angry residents who torched his vehicle.

08-29-07 - No proof Israeli soldiers in Lebanon are alive: U.N. U.N. member nations should insist that Lebanon's Hezbollah group produce evidence that the two Israeli soldiers it abducted a year ago are still alive, a senior U.N. envoy said on Wednesday.

08-29-07 - European officials talking to Hamas European Union security officials reportedly have been holding secret talks with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

News for 08-28-07

08-28-07 - Israeli army kills Palestinian in northern Gaza The army prevented ambulance workers from getting close to the fence to evacuate the body of Ra'ed al-Riffati, 34, who was lying near the beach, a few meters away from the border, Dr. Mu'awia Hassanin with the ambulance said.

08-28-07 - Lieberman to Iran: Change regime Israel's strategic affairs minister urged Iranians to choose a more moderate government.

08-28-07 - Hamas closes four private clinics in Gaza

08-28-07 - Executive Force issues a statement on Khan Younis Tuesday clashes The Hamas-formed Executive Force, under the authority of the Ministry of Interior in Gaza, issued a press release regarding the internal clashes that took place on Tuesday evening between members of the force and members of Zo?rob family, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

08-28-07 - Israeli settler runs over a Palestinian woman in Hebron Security Sources reported that an Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian woman in the old city of Hebron in the early hours of Monday morning.

08-28-07 - Jordan dispatches medical aid to Palestinian hospitals The aid package, including medical drugs and equipment worth 250,000 Jordan Dinar (about 353,000 U.S. dollars), will be delivered to Al-Maqased Hospital in Jerusalem and to hospitals in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

08-28-07 - High court allows Modi'in Ilit residents to remain in Heftsiba apartments Tuesday's High Court ruling, however, stated that even though the temporary injunction against moving into the new buildings built on Palestinian-owned land remained in force, residents would not be evacuated for now.

08-28-07 - West Bank: Food parcels for Hebron families

08-28-07 - Bush lists 'vital' peace priorities 'Reforming' the entire Middle East (to suit Israel's interests) seems to be our interests.

08-28-07 - Church of Nativity exiles may be granted reprieve

08-28-07 - U.S. delays aid screening plan A Bush administration plan to toughen screening for U.S. aid recipients was delayed while the government considered complaints by NGOs.

08-28-07 - Rice nudges Abbas, Olmert on final status Condoleezza Rice encouraged the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to discuss final-status issues at their meeting this week.

08-28-07 - Israeli anger over holy site work Muslim authorities at al-Aqsa mosque, also venerated by Jews as the Temple Mount, are digging a 150-metre trench for water pipes and electricity cables.

08-28-07 - Olmert and Abbas hold talks on 'core issues' However, the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said the two leaders did not discuss the issues in detail

08-28-07 - Hebron: Hebron Update: 10-17 August 2007

08-28-07 - Two Palestinians kidnapped near Bethlehem

08-28-07 - Expansion of surveillance powers has groups fearing U.S. scrutiny The recent congressional expansion of surveillance powers, aimed ostensibly at terrorists abroad, has Jewish groups at home worried that their dealings with Israel could invite U.S. government scrutiny......The expansion of government powers comes as some Jewish groups already are upset at the FBI's surveillance of AIPAC and the ongoing prosecution of two former employees of the pro-Israel lobby......While ostensibly supporting the legislation, it is significant that the ADL, in the first sentence of the release, called for the legislation to be "carefully crafted." Really now.

08-28-07 - Two Israelis shocked, a third wounded as a Palestinian shell lands on Sderot

08-28-07 - Palestinian govt closes scores of charities In an interview with several Palestinian newspapers published on Tuesday, prime minister Salam Fayyad said 103 associations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip had been ordered to close.

08-28-07 - Palestinians bomb Hamas targets in Gaza Palestinian gunmen set off two bombs in Gaza City on Tuesday at separate locations belonging to forces of the Islamist group Hamas, causing damage but no casualties, local security officials said.

08-28-07 - Hamas official denies sending initiative to Abbas An Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) leader in Gaza on Tuesday denied reports that he had submitted his vision of ending Gaza crisis to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of rival Fatah.

08-28-07 - Arab states league decries international inaction against Israeli practices The league of Arab states, decried yesterday the international community?s inaction towards the Israeli practices against the Palestinian people, calling for all concerned bodies worldwide to take a firm stance in this respect.

08-28-07 - Palestinians stranded at Al Oja border terminal call for swift resolution to their plight The Hamas movement has condemned the treatment of those Palestinians stranded at the Beit Hanoun and Al Oja border Crossings, blaming both the Fatah-led government and the Israeli administration for their suffering.

08-28-07 - Journalists rally disperses after Hamas media workers slip into

08-28-07 - Hamas spokesperson criticizes Fayad for sealing off charitable societies

08-28-07 - Israeli army injures man with learning difficulties in the northern Gaza strip

08-28-07 - Answering emails The specific Palestinians I write about are the civilian property owners who fled with a couple days worth of cloths to briefly escape, they thought, an unsafe war zone, but found that the fighting went longer than a few days and when it was over and they attempted to return to their property, it had been taken.

08-28-07 - Travel: Vatican and Israel sign deal to bring pilgrims to Holy Land She added that Israel was also interested in bringing secular Italians to the country, and has "created ad and PR (Public Relations) campaigns to encourage non-religious Italians to visit Israel". Always about the Hasbara.

08-28-07 - Why the US and Israel Should Lose Middle East Wars ** Let's say it bluntly. War with Iran is inevitable before January 2009 unless Bush and Cheney are both impeached first. New Israeli-U.S. hostilities in Lebanon are also likely. Either warfare or covert actions conducted by the U.S. and/or Israel to bring about regime change in Syria are also probable. Former CIA.

08-28-07 - Lebanese gunships raid Islamists in siege camp Lebanese army helicopters on Tuesday attacked positions held by Islamist militants entrenched in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon, an AFP correspondent said.

08-28-07 - Second chance rowing in the international events A battle between France and Palestine went on behind them. Mark Gerban of Palestine has been plugging away internationally for a couple of years and is being helped by a German coach in Hamburg. He is the sole Palestinian rower racing at the international level. Gerban tried but couldn?t catch Prosvirnin

08-28-07 - Israeli mercenary arrested An Israeli mercenary was arrested in Russia at the request of Colombian authorities.

08-28-07 - Sarkozy reaffirms pro-Israel stance "I have the reputation of being a friend of Israel, and it's true. I will never compromise on Israel's security," the French president said Monday in his first foreign-policy speech since taking office in May.

08-28-07 - Egypt rejects Israeli charge of inaction on Gaza arms smuggling Egypt criticized Tuesday comments by Israel's internal security minister, who alleged that Cairo was doing nothing to stop arms smuggling to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

08-28-07 - Parents of detainees imprisoned by Israel protest in front to the Tulkarem office of the Red Cross

08-28-07 - Too early for pandering The good news is that it's too early for the various US presidential campaigns to have begun the predictable, and by now ritualistic, arguments about who is "better" on Israel. That is probably because none of the major candidates has said or posted very much about Israel that is not routine fare, designed not to offend anyone.

08-28-07 - Pastor and Jewish Activist to Debate on BBC Inspired by an IsraelNationalRadio program, some 30 Christians protested at a Florida church against its pastor's national call for a Palestinian state in the Land of Israel.

08-28-07 - Trip to Israel leaves impression on Hare Hare told about a nine-day trip that 18 members of Congress took as guests of the American Israeli Education Foundation

08-28-07 - U.N. conference has groups worrying about Durban sequel Groups already differ on how seriously to take next week's conference. U.N. Watch, an American Jewish Committee-affiliated watchdog group, and the Wiesenthal Center had delegates on hand for the Geneva meetings, while the Anti-Defamation League chose not to attend......"Congress holds the purse strings," Bayefsky said. "Congress decides whether or not its foreign operations budget is used for the funding of U.N. meetings, and which U.N. meetings. We can't do anything in Geneva."

08-28-07 - Emory Envoys 'Journey' to Holy Land

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

News for 08-27-07

08-27-07 - Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian farmer in Gaza Witnesses said the farmer whose identity was still unknown was shot as he was heading as usual to his farm east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, adding that his farm is near the borders with Israel.

08-27-07 - P.A. police protect errant Israeli officer Palestinian Authority policemen protected an Israeli army officer who wandered into a West Bank city by accident.

08-27-07 - Haniyya welcomes the statements of the French President The Prime Minister of the dissolved government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, from the Hamas party, welcomes on Monday the statements of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who stated that he is willing to hold talks with Hamas, the Maan news agency reported.

08-27-07 - Journalists in Bethlehem protest against attacks targeting reporters in Gaza Dozens of reporters and representatives of media outlets in the West Bank city of Bethlehem protesting on Monday in front of the Church of Nativity against attacks carried by the Executive Force members against protesters in the Gaza Strip.

08-27-07 - EU Parliament to host Palestinians' rights meeting A UN panel meeting on the rights of Palestinians will take place at the premises of the European Parliament later this week, despite protests by Israel and some European Union parliamentarians, who claim the group organizing it has an anti-Israeli record, officials said Monday.

08-27-07 - Israel minister accuses Egypt of letting arms into Gaza

08-27-07 - The deposed Hamas government installs its own police forces

08-27-07 - Occupation bad for environment Toxic sewage from plants and sewage systems pouring into Palestinian agricultural and pasture areas are a routine matter. Local authorities abandon and neglect the handling of their pollutants as long as the result surfaces a few kilometers away, outside their municipal area. On the other end, Palestinian residents are left to deal with the pollution and filth.

08-27-07 - Israeli troops reinforce presence in northern Gaza Israeli army troops reinforced Sunday their presence in northern and eastern Gaza Strip by moving numerous tanks and armored vehicles into army posts in the areas, Palestinian media sources reported.

08-27-07 - Palestinians urge Israel to discuss final status Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cautioned on Monday that much had yet to be decided about holding a conference the United States hopes may relaunch Middle East peace talks in the coming months.

08-27-07 - Hamas to enforce media law amid crackdown Hamas said on Monday it planned to enforce a 12-year-old Palestinian press law designed to silence dissident journalists, amid a crackdown that has raised fierce protests from the local media.

08-27-07 - Al Mezan condemns Israel's denial of ID for 100,000 Palestinians Without an ID card, Palestinians' movement between Gazaand the West Bank, or leaving either, is impossible. The origins of the problem go back to the 1948 war and the expulsion of Palestinian refugees.

08-27-07 - Hamas chief says Mideast conference doomed to fail

08-27-07 - Resident dies of wounds sustained in Israel invasion to Khan Younis two weeks ago The resident was identified as Mohammad Asfour, 25. He suffered serious wounds as fragments of one of the missiles fired by the army directly hit him in several parts of his body.

08-27-07 - THE BEDOUIN OF ISRAEL BBC Documentary this week....For about two years now, the Israeli government has been carrying out an unwritten policy of wiping from the face of the earth entire villages of Bedouins in the Negev.

08-27-07 - Turkey: 'Israel must get US Jews to back down' While senior Israeli government officials said Sunday that Israel was trying to explain to Turkey that it did not control the American Jewish organizations, Tan did not accept that argument. "On some issues there is no such thing as 'Israel cannot deliver?'" he said, adding that this was one of those issues.

08-27-07 - Mediators try to evacuate wounded from Lebanon siege camp

08-27-07 - Meet Giuliani?s Advisors: AIPAC?s Dream Team

08-27-07 - Zealous for Zion The image of thousands of conservative Christians from the heartland waving the flags of a foreign nation would have astounded anyone 50 years ago?except maybe George Orwell Just a note, looks like the American Conservative made it into the Google News index (finally). Or perhaps it's always been there and I never noticed...

08-27-07 - Israeli law experts challenge U.S. law "For more than fifty years, Israel has faced mortal threats to its national survival and countless acts of terrorism against its civilian population, with devastating losses of life," the brief argues. "Yet even as terrorist attacks have intensified, Israel has strengthened its commitment to unimpeded judicial review of detention." Horseshit. Ask the thousands of Palestinians who have been or are now in administrative detention (no due process involved whatsoever).

08-27-07 - Barak: Hezbollah arsenal bigger than ever Hezbollah's arsenal is bigger than it was before the Lebanon war, Israel's defense minister said.

08-27-07 - DePaul Violates Finkelstein?s Contract and Further Undermines Academic Freedom at the University On Friday, however, both Professor Finkelstein and many disappointed students were informed by the administration that his classes have been cancelled, breaking Finkelstein?s contract and further undermining academic freedom at DePaul by refusing to let the prominent professor teach during his final year.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

News for 08-26-07

08-26-07 - Palestinian baby dies after crossing Gaza An ill one-year-old Palestinian baby died on Sunday after crossing into Israel from the Gaza Strip to receive treatment for a heart condition, Palestinian medics and the Israeli army said. Ibrahim Abu Nahel died after waiting for hours to enter Israel at the Erez border crossing with Gaza, Muawiya Abu Hassanin, the director of the Palestinian ambulance service, told AFP.

08-26-07 - Hebron Update, 1-9 August, 2007 A CPT delegation arrived in Hebron. Harris and Lynes took them up Worshippers'
Way ("Haretij Jaber") and then to the "occupied house." They then went to Tel
Rumeida via Shuhada Street. An Israeli youth threatened to throw stones at them
near Abraham's Well. As the group descended towards Duboyya Street, Israeli
women spat at them. Israelis then attacked a Palestinian mother and child.
Israeli soldiers restored calm.

08-26-07 - Bethlehem mayor angers Jews BETHLEHEM Mayor Victor Batarseh yesterday attacked Israel and angered members of Australia's Jewish community within hours of arriving in Sydney - just as Australian immigration officials in the Middle East warned would occur if he was granted a visa.

08-26-07 - Dark side of Jewish dream historians say that much of the JNF's almost 3000-square kilometres of real estate was not legitimately purchased from its legal owners. At the birth of the state the JNF had only purchased less than 1000 sq kms of land from willing sellers, but Prime Minister David Ben Gurion then hurriedly and illegally sold it another 2000 sq kms which had been seized from native Arab owners displaced by the fighting or by military orders. Ben Gurion's aim was to block any possible implementation of a recent United Nations resolution calling on Israel to allow the displaced Arabs to return to their homes and property in the new Jewish state.
Ethnic cleansing based on supremacism.

08-26-07 - Peace Now: W. Bank roads being paved to tune of NIS 315 million At least six roads or parts of roads are currently being paved in the West Bank for the benefit of settlers, at a cost of at least NIS 315 million, according to a new report by Peace Now.

08-26-07 - Gazans Allowed Out to Resume Lives, Studies Abroad

08-26-07 - Ban on truckloads of paper set to hit Gaza schools "Some 200,000 children will go into our classrooms on 1 September, and won't have the books they need," John Ging, the Gaza director of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, told IRIN.

08-26-07 - Palestinian factions shell Israeli targets around Gaza The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, announced it launched two home-made rockets into southern Israel Sunday morning.

08-26-07 - Face-to-face with top Hamas leader in secret location "Hamas changed a lot and great efforts have been made to conform with the realistic positions of Palestinians and Arabs. When Hamas says with other Palestinians forces that we demand for a Palestinian country as the border was back in 1967. Isn't this a development change?" he said.

08-26-07 - Delays at checkpoints challenged The report showed that 73% of Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances were denied entry into east Jerusalem in 2007. The report also showed that in the majority of cases, ambulances which were allowed entry had still been delayed at checkpoints from anywhere between one to six hours.

08-26-07 - Donald Macintyre: The decision to prevent the Palestinian Under-19 team from playing in Britain is a blow While the letter sent to the players did not say so, British officials have said - to among others Rod Cox, the enterprising Chester businessman who runs Chester and Palestine Exchange and whose brainchild the visit was - that the grinding poverty of Gaza was one of the reasons for the ban. The calculation, according to one official, was that given the lack of opportunity in Gaza at present, and the fact that the players were themselves unmarried and therefore without wives and children to return to, they might be all the more tempted to remain in Britain when the training camp was over.

08-26-07 - Palestinians infiltrate Israel Israel's security fence is doing little to keep Palestinian militants from attacking the Jewish state, a military official acknowledged Sunday. The 'fence' serves as a device to grab more Palestinian land, not one to provide security. Stealing your neighbor's land and water resources isn't going to afford you much security. Rocket science.

08-26-07 - Rice to meet Abbas in Ramallah 'on September 16'

08-26-07 - At-Tuwani Update: 25 July - 6 August 2007

08-26-07 - Gaza journalists sit-in for press freedom

08-26-07 - Israel PM to meet Palestinian President on Tuesday

08-26-07 - Egyptian man, stranded in Gaza, swims home A young Egyptian man swam along the Mediterranean coast from the Gaza Strip to Egypt overnight after almost two years of living without papers in the Palestinian enclave, police sources said on Sunday.

08-26-07 - Hamas 'calls for large-scale attack' in Israel Hamas is seeking to launch a "large-scale" suicide attack inside Israel to damage chances of a peace deal with moderate Palestinians, a senior security official warns. The second in command of Israel's Shin Beth internal security services was quoted by a senior government official as telling ministers during the weekly cabinet meeting that the Islamist group's exiled leadership in Damascus was calling for such an attack.
Surrrre it will be an attack by 'Hamas'. We believe you...

08-26-07 - "Security" wall along Route 317 dismantled

08-26-07 - HEBRON REFLECTION: Respect and disrespect The synagogue is a makeshift construction of wood and tarpaulin, built earlier
this year. It was built without permission. Built on the Palestinian family's
land. Were we and the Palestinians being disrespectful, working so near the
synagogue? Or was it the Jewish settlers who were showing disrespect,
worshipping in a synagogue they had built on stolen land? And, if so,
disrespect to whom?

08-26-07 - Hard-hitting critique or deadly lies? Welcome to the bigtime, Mssrs. Mearsheimer and Walt. You've got the leader of one of the most powerful organizations in America writing books to try and shut you down. You've made it!

08-26-07 - Arab-Americans take a shot at stardom

08-26-07 - HEBRON Sderot: where rockets still fall The Israelis we spoke to were all welcoming and glad to share
their anxieties, and their longing for peace. We were both glad to have made
the journey, but the violence-reduction techniques we use in Hebron would not be
applicable in Sderot. All we could do is to show solidarity with Israeli
victims of violence, and this would not justify a continued presence.

08-26-07 - Real peace comes with acceptance Israel has talked about a separate Palestinian "state" but has proceeded to settle Jewish people throughout the West Bank since 1967, confiscating more and more Palestinian land, homes and farms and dislocating the people.....Real peace can only happen when Israel accepts that the four million Palestinians are a people who are entitled to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," just as they do. Scroll down page. Well said.

08-26-07 - Soldiers killed in Lebanon camp battle Three Lebanese soldiers have been killed fighting Islamist militants who have been battling the army for more than three months in north Lebanon, security sources said on Sunday.

08-26-07 - Lebanon militants request evacuation of wounded

08-26-07 - Gaza wave of enthusiasm swept up in Hawaii Thanks to Dorian Paskowitz, "the world has seen for once something from Gaza other than war. It's seen that we, the Palestinians of Gaza, are normal people,"

08-26-07 - Lebanese army readies final assault on Islamists

08-26-07 - Settlers Violate Court Stipulations in Wrestle for Palestinian Land

08-26-07 - Video: Portion from CNN"s "God's Jewish Warriors" This is a perfect example of the power of the Israeli Lobby in America - and this happened 15 years ago or so. This is the kind of 'conspiracy theory' that the AIPAC/ADLers want you to believe doesn't exist. Good info about Baker and Bush (the first) and their efforts to stop the settlements. Features Mearsheimer and Carter. Note the utter bs that America and Israel have the same interests in the ME. America is against illegal settlements, Israel is for. Includes info on Christian Zionists and their role in this. One obvious point in all this: If Israel's and America's interests were the same, then THERE WOULDN'T BE A NEED FOR AN ISRAELI LOBBY IN AMERICA. Our interests are NOT the same. Not by a longshot.

08-26-07 - Peace Now report: Settlers enjoy luxury roads

08-26-07 - Bloggers say Palestine is an identity As I sat there taking pictures I thought to myself, "This is Palestinian folk dance, Palestinian music. I'm sitting here eating Palestinian food in a land we call Palestine." We do exist. We may not have physical borders delineated and recognized by "official" bodies at the U.N., but Palestine is an identity more than it is a state or some governmental body. This living, breathing body called Palestine may not reside on any published map, but it certainly resides in the heart of every Palestinian.

08-26-07 - Unlikely pair take peace project to next level Elbanna said a Palestinian mother told him her son, before he got his chair, "had no access to the world except looking out the window. Now he goes out and lives his life."

08-26-07 - Bogus War Party Propaganda This weekend on, Justin Raimondo?s Behind the Headlines column ?Home Front ?Surge?: War Party?s Ad Campaign Will Boomerang,? concerns the Israel Lobby?s pushing of $15 million worth of propaganda ads to run on TV, shaming the Democrats for their supposedly weak Stay in Iraq Forever policy.

08-26-07 - A comprehensive report on Israeli detention camps and prisons

08-26-07 - France ready to open up to Syria if it stays out of Lebanon France is ready to open up in a "spectacular way" to Syria if it stops meddling in Lebanon, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a newspaper interview Sunday.

08-26-07 - Indian sect resumes exodus to Israel

08-26-07 - New Pro-Iraq-War Organization Hides Its Pro-Israel Agenda It's clear to me that several members of the new group care about Israel's security as a reason for American military engagement in the Middle East. They should say so upfront. As it is, the Freedom's Watch website has imagery of the eagle wrapped in a flag; its big new ad shows an Iraq War veteran who continues to support the disastrous war because of 9/11, and no one on the site is talking about Israel.

08-26-07 - 'If we Irish can solve our conflict, then...' A Northern Ireland peace activist told an audience of Arabs and Jews at the St. George Hotel in east Jerusalem on Friday, "If we Irish can solve our conflict, then so can anybody."

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

News for 08-25-07

08-25-07 - Israelis kill seven Palestinians Palestinian officials said two teenage boys were also killed by Israeli troops in an unrelated incident in Gaza. Medical officials said the two were civilians aged 15 and 16, who were shot close to an Israeli observation post near the town of Beit Lahiya.

08-25-07 - Israeli forces kill an Islamic Jihad leader

08-25-07 - Arab group: We're behind Galilee murder Ahmad Khatib, who was shot to death by a security guard in Jerusalem two weeks ago after seizing another guard's weapon, was behind another attack ? the killing of an Upper Nazareth resident some six weeks ago ? the Arab-Israeli Free People of the Galilee organization said Saturday.

08-25-07 - Israeli soldiers attack head of the Islamic movement and chief of Islamic Justice, in Jerusalem Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday evening Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic movement in Israel, and Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, Chief Islamic Justice and the Mufti of Jerusalem, as Sheikh Sabri was holding a charitable dinner on the rooftop of one of the Palestinian houses in Jerusalem.

08-25-07 - Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories: ICRC activities July 2007

08-25-07 - Training Course for Cadres of Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture

08-25-07 - Abbas opposes exchange of populated territory with Israel Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he opposes the exchange of populated territory between Israel and the PA within the framework of a peace deal.

08-25-07 - Hamas leader gives interview

08-25-07 - Mubarak says Mideast peace summit lacks framework A Middle East peace conference called by U.S. President George W. Bush lacks a framework, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was quoted as saying on Saturday.

08-25-07 - Palestinian journalists protest against Hamas Dozens of Palestinian journalists protested in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday against what they called aggression by the Islamist Hamas movement against their Gaza colleagues.

08-25-07 - Abducted Israeli soldier is healthy: Hamas chief

08-25-07 - Lebanese army resumes raids on refugee camp The Lebanese army resumed its air raids and shelling of militants holed up at Nahr al-Bared on Saturday after evacuating the last remaining civilians from the battered refugee camp.

08-25-07 - 'Academic freedom' as a weapon

08-25-07 - Nashville family trapped in Gaza for weeks allowed to leave

08-25-07 - Jewish Hebron marketplace heir is against settlers He wants the marketplace to revert to the Palestinians who made use of it from the 1930s to 1994, when Israel forced them to shut down the shops after Baruch Goldstein, from nearby Kiryat Arba, killed 29 Palestinians as they prayed in a mosque attached to Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs.

08-25-07 - Civilians evacuated from Lebanon camp released by army

08-25-07 - The girl who urges children to fight Israel ... with clean teeth Israeli groups have cited Saraa as an example of how Hamas breeds hatred of Israel, but her producer, Samir Abu Mosen, says it is not television but growing up with Israeli violence that radicalises Palestinian children.

08-25-07 - UN extends Lebanon peace force

08-25-07 - From EAPPI: Settler with Automatic Rifle Threatens Internationals and Shepherds

08-25-07 - Arabs here to stay The notion known as "population exchange," a term that aims to conceal the transfer principle inherent in disengaging from the Wadi Ara region and handing it over to the Palestinian Authority, has again been placed on the public agenda.

08-25-07 - Colored People to the Back of the Bus

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

News for 08-24-07

08-24-07 - 4 Palestinian die in clashes with Israel

08-24-07 - Israeli boy killed in Border Police raid in West Bank The boy, Mahmoud Ibrahim Karnawi, lived in Rahat with his parents - a divorced Palestinian woman who remarried an Israeli Arab, according to relatives.

08-24-07 - More War on the Horizon ** Israel cannot finish off the Palestinians until Hezbollah is destroyed. An Israeli attack on Syria while the US attacks Iran would leave Hezbollah without supplies in the face of a new Israeli attack......The agenda unfolding before our eyes may be the neoconservative/Israeli/Cheney plan to rid the Middle East of any check to Israeli territorial expansion. It sure the hell is.

08-24-07 - Hamas detains journalists at Gaza rally

08-24-07 - Abbas denies reports of Gaza-West Bank passage proposal The office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday denied earlier reports featured in Israeli media sources that a route of safe passage between the West Bank and Gaza Strip had been proposed by the Israeli administration as part of land-swap deal.

08-24-07 - Israelis deny killing Hamas man

08-24-07 - Hamas opens fire at Fatah rally Witnesses say the gunmen opened fire when demonstrators started hurling rocks at a former Fatah compound, now occupied by Hamas forces.

08-24-07 - MKs to initiate bill to evacuate area near Negev industrial zone Should the initiative become law, it would mean that seven unrecognized Bedouin villages would need to be demolished.

08-24-07 - Paralysed Gaza girl faces uncertain future

08-24-07 - Israeli warships attack northern Gaza Strip

08-24-07 - Lawmakers return to U.S. and pledge tougher Iran sanctions U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who led a trip to Israel last week involving 18 members of Congress, told JTA that Israeli leaders depicted the Iran issue as most urgent. The delegation met with Israel's prime minister, foreign minister, defense minister, opposition leader and president. "All of us came back with a renewed sense of the importance of dealing with Iran, of the dangers that a nuclear armed Iran would pose to the region and the international community," Hoyer said. "There is a sense that Ahmadinejad is one of the few world leaders who expresses the possibility of the elimination of another sovereign nation -- Israel -- and hopes to eliminate from the Middle East the United States of America."....The American Israel Public Affairs Committee welcomed the accelerated push for tougher sanctions on Iran.
Thus does the AMERICAN Congress recieve its orders from and do the bidding of: ISRAEL. It's treason.

08-24-07 - Brutal army procedures at the Al Hamra checkpoint

08-24-07 - Columnist presents biased depiction of Israel The idea that Israel is a country based on love is hard to swallow in light of the historical truth that it was created through the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of indigenous Arabs of their homeland.

08-24-07 - Irish slated over anti-Israel funds Israeli diplomats are preparing to raise with the Irish government a report claiming that it is funding, to the tune of around £600,000, the activities of British and Palestinian non-governmental organisations ? some of which are running campaigns aimed at ?demonising? Israel and supporting boycott moves .

08-24-07 - Hebron settlers mull setting up own state There has even been casual talk in Hebron ? where 600 Jews live in the midst of 30,000 Palestinians and other settlements ? of the ?State of Judea?, an alternative to Israeli rule in the event of a mass withdrawal from the settlements.

08-24-07 - Peaceful protest in Al Walaja village faces down massive army presence Al Walaja, like other Palestinian villages in the outskirts of Bethlehem, stands to lose some 50% of its land to make way for expanding Israeli settlements, the route of the annexation wall and the construction of a new settlers-only bypass road.

08-24-07 - Palestine National Football Team T-Shirts Now Available from the PSC

08-24-07 - Pulling Up Illegal Settlement From the Root Approximately 60 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists joined together to protest and take non-violent direct action against the illegal confiscation of Palestinian land from the village of Al Mazra al Qiblya.

08-24-07 - Hamas TV airs 'Lion King' cartoon hero The Associated Press is still playing stoolie to MEMRI, an Israeli-run outfit. Pathetic.

08-24-07 - Israel should halt expulsion of Sudanese: rights group "It is astounding that the Israeli government would hand over Sudanese nationals, even from Darfur, to Egyptian border guards after Israeli soldiers said they witnessed these guards shooting and beating Sudanese migrants to death," said HRW refugee official Bill Frelick. Frelick said Israel appeared in violation of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, to which Israel is a signatory.
It is not astounding, given Israel's track record.

08-24-07 - 78 U.S. residents evacuated from Gaza Seventy-eight American citizens and permanent residents were evacuated yesterday from the Gaza Strip, ending more than two months of unsuccessful attempts to leave the region, according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations.

08-24-07 - Officials in South Florida order charter school to suspend Hebrew lessons Ben Gamla's director, Adam Siegel, says that the 400 students at the school -- which is now off limits to reporters -- are getting lessons in Israeli geography until the 25 faculty members are once again permitted to resume teaching Hebrew. Let's drop the pretense and just fly the Israeli flag in the American capitals and be done with it. Getting ridiculous.

08-24-07 - Truce as women flee Lebanon camp The families of Islamist militants, besieged by Lebanese troops for three months at a Palestinian refugee camp, have been granted safe passage out.

08-24-07 - The hills are alive Today Shehadeh, who has kept a private journal for 40 years, has become one of the most prominent diarists of modern Palestinian life. His latest book describes six walks through the West Bank and charts the expansion of Israel's settlements, all illegal under international law. Many are built on hilltops, securing water supplies, often linked by their own networks of roads and overlooking villages in the valleys beneath.

08-24-07 - Caught in the net when living conditions become so dire seeking asylum might be preferrable to returning home to family and friends, what does our government do? It bars a group of Palestinian teenagers from coming to play football. Talk about mixing politics with sport.

08-24-07 - Mine expert dies in Lebanon blast The United Nations, which is co-ordinating the clear up, believes only a fraction of the more than one million cluster bombs dropped by Israel have been removed so far. Work has been hampered by what it says is Israel's refusal to provide details of where it dropped cluster bombs and how many.
Ahh, Israel: a giant rolling war crime in progress - never being held accountable for any of it, thusly encouraging them to continue in like manner.

08-24-07 - Bush toughens NGO conditions The policy, announced last month and going into effect Monday, is based on congressional laws aimed at ensuring U.S. funds do not reach Palestinian terrorists. 'War on terror'- Cui Bono?

08-24-07 - Obama: I get my Mideast advice from Dennis Ross
The association with Ross could help Obama solve a key dilemma: how to win the confidence of hawkish pro-Israel donors without alienating his anti-war base. 'See look, Massa AIPAC. I can out-kowtow Rudy AND Hilary with my shiny new pro-Israel 'advisor'!'

08-24-07 - Meridor to speak with Emanuel on Sudan Israel's ambassador will speak with a top Jewish Democrat after the congressman wrote to express his "disappointment" in Israel for turning away Sudanese refugees.
One of the CongressSheep stepped out of line. Ride 'em in!

08-24-07 - Pro-'surge' group is almost all Jewish Of eight donors named Thursday in Politico, a political newspaper, four are Jewish: Sembler; Richard Fox, the chairman of the Jewish Policy Center, an RJC-affiliated think tank; Ed Snider, the founder of the Philadelphia Flyers ice hockey franchise who has been elected to several Jewish Sports Halls of Fame; and Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino operator who recently launched a giveaway newspaper venture in Israel. Note the source.

08-24-07 - NIE faults Iran, Syria in Iraq The Bush administration seeks the isolation of both countries because of their support for anti-Israel terrorism, their alleged backing for the insurgency in Iraq, and their suspected development of weapons of mass destruction.

08-24-07 - Illinois passes Israel life insurance law Illinois passed a law proposed by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago that will expand the state's ban on insurance discrimination based on foreign travel. And we all know which 'foreign travel' that includes...

08-24-07 - Pentagon announces possible weapons sales to Egypt, Israel The US Congress has 30 days to act to prevent the sales. Congress won't prevent the 'sales' to Israel.

08-24-07 - Madonna headed to Israel for Rosh Hashanah Madonna is leading a delegation of Hollywood superstars to Israel for Rosh Hashanah.

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News for 08-23-07

08-23-07 - One palestinian dies in Israeli attack In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Israeli jet fighters targeted the Al Sahja'eya neighborhood, north of Gaza city, killing one Palestinian and injuring

08-23-07 - Palestinian killed in Israeli air raid on Gaza A Palestinian activist was killed and four other Palestinians were injured late Thursday in an Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip, a medical source said.

08-23-07 - Qassam hits Sderot house; 2 women suffer from anxiety

08-23-07 - Britain bans Gaza football team A Palestinian football team has been banned from playing in Britain, because officials apparently believe they will not return to Gaza.

08-23-07 - Israeli airstrike wounds 5 Palestinians in southern Gaza

08-23-07 - Israeli army starts demolishing Palestinian homes in Tubas Israeli military bulldozers started to demolish homes and residencies in Krebet Homsa in the Jordan valley to the east of Tubas in the West Bank on Thursday morning.

08-23-07 - Dirty hypodermic needle infects Palestinian prisoner with disease

08-23-07 - Three Israeli soldiers injured in West Bank

08-23-07 - Israeli soldiers kidnap 10 Palestinian civilians, while settlers attack homes in Hebron district

08-23-07 - Israeli army opens fire on farmers in Beit Hanoun Israeli troops, positioned on the borders of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, have opened heavy gunfire on Palestinian farmers while they were toiling on the ground on Thursday at midday.

08-23-07 - Israeli army demolishes home in Salfit

08-23-07 - Army Invades Jenin and Surrounding Villages

08-23-07 - Presidency spokesperson: "We will not accept a state with provisional borders"

08-23-07 - Hamas denounces Palestinian security for passing information to Israel The Islamic Resistance Movement ( Hamas) denounced on Thursday that it had found evidences that showed Palestinian security apparatuses spied on Hamas and provided the information to Israel and the United States under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

08-23-07 - Hamas leader condemns Islamist charity blacklist Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday slammed a U.S. decision to blacklist a major Gaza charity as an attempt to weaken the Islamist group after it seized control of the coastal region.

08-23-07 - Hamas troops to be turned into main police force

08-23-07 - Oily legacy of war mars Lebanon coast

08-23-07 - A Boycott Of Israel: Something Has Changed what Nelson Mandela has called "the greatest moral issue of the age" refuses to be buried in the dust. For every BBC voice that strains to equate occupier with occupied, thief with victim, for every swarm of emails from
the fanatics of Zion to those who invert the lies and describe the Israeli state's commitment to the destruction of Palestine, the truth is more powerful now than ever.

08-23-07 - Offer to help Christian asylum seekers facing deportation from Israel Mark Regev, of the Israeli foreign ministry, responded that it is Israel's right to expel the Sudanese. "People who cross into Israel illegally can be sent back. That is part of international law," he said. What would Israel know about international law, particularly when it comes to crossing over (and 'settling') the territory of others? Hypocrisy.

08-23-07 - Israel to buy advanced Patriot missiles

08-23-07 - Journal: About the Combatants for Peace Meeting in Shufa

08-23-07 - The Flying Checkpoint street theatre project at the Edinburgh Festival!

08-23-07 - Palestinians: 28 fires in 18 months spell harassment A few months ago, brothers Mahmoud and Raji Sabatin were astonished to find they were being billed by the fire department for putting out fires on their property. And not only on their property; the bill also included fire-fighting services in the city park.

08-23-07 - Japan's "economic posture" in the Middle East

08-23-07 - Cluster bomb kills Lebanese A cluster bomb left over from last year's Hezbollah-Israel war exploded in southern Lebanon on Thursday, killing a Lebanese mine-clearing expert and wounding three others who were trying to dismantle it, security officials said.

08-23-07 - Village near Jerusalem, prefect example of the Israeli Apartheid

08-23-07 - Lebanon holds two for attack on UN Two suspected Palestinian extremists have been arrested over a roadside bombing against UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, a security official said on Thursday.

08-23-07 - Dahariya officer's lawyers: Probe into West Bank op was flawed Naturally.

08-23-07 - Muslim leaders face 'boycott' over Israel trip "Iraq's tragedy is recent. But Palestine is a cause burning for the last 60 years which Indian Muslims are very sentimental about and attached to. How could these people go there? Even the Palestinian Authority was angry, and these people weren't allowed to enter the premises of the Ramallah office where Yasser Arafat is buried, or the tomb of Hazrat Ibrahim,"

08-23-07 - Palestinian poll finds support for Fatah government over Hamas In the new poll, 47 percent said the Fayyad government is performing better than the previous Hamas-led Cabinet led by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. In comparison, 24 percent favored Haniyeh's government, while 23 percent said there was no difference between the two governments. Six percent did not answer.

08-23-07 - Women ? and their success stories ? speak for themselves at UNIFEM Sabaya Centres

08-23-07 - Carter movie debuts in Italy A documentary about former President Jimmy Carter will make its debut in Italy.

08-23-07 - Scant medicine supplies endanger Gaza patients' lives Ellian Dabba, a nephrotic aged only 19, was lying on a bed at home in Gaza but not in hospital to receive the vital dialysis treatment when reporter visited him.

08-23-07 - Political Tourism in Jerusalem We drove in and around the sprawling Jerusalem municipality, visiting newly expanded settlements, completed and under-construction sections of the concrete separation wall, recently demolished Palestinian homes, and the Draconian Kalandia checkpoint, which leads north to Ramallah.

08-23-07 - Feds: Charity Groups to Be Probed for Terror Ties

08-23-07 - Fairfielder returns from peace delegation "The United States government has taken a side. The government needs to advocate for justice and human rights. I am in favor of a policy that flows from justice and human rights principles, and I do not currently see a resolution with these principles. The United States government puts billions of dollars in aid into Israel."

08-23-07 - So, is real debate over Israel possible on the Hill? when it comes to Capitol Hill, the focus of many of the Jewish and pro-Israel groups named by Walt and Mearsheimer, even some of those organizations say that it's very rare to hear criticism of Israel or of US policy toward it. .....Foxman's own book, The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control, will also come out on September 4, in an effort to counter that of Walt and Mearsheimer. The people in this (pro-Israel) article are totally deluded. America and Israel are nothing alike. But they sure want to take us down with them by making Israel's problems OUR problems.

08-23-07 - Rudy saber rattling is music to some - Giuliani brings presidential hopes to Sephardic enclave

08-23-07 - Chandler family stuck in Gaza Strip to return home After a push from the U.S. Department of State and from the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, the rest of the Hegazy family will be evacuated into Jordan and return home.

08-23-07 - Charity?s boycott guide slammed as a ?handbook of hate? MPs and Jewish leaders have condemned a high-profile British charity which has unveiled plans for a world-wide anti-Israel boycott.

08-23-07 - Two Lebanese soldiers die in battle with Islamists

08-23-07 - In The Name of Peace - Palestinians,Jews,Muslims

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

News for 08-22-07

08-22-07 - U.N. "concerned" Israel hasn't done more for Abbas Williams, who will leave his U.N. post in September to serve as Middle East envoy to the new British prime minister, said "meltdown is too strong" of a word to describe the economic situation in Gaza but that conditions were deteriorating. "We do not see how that can be changed short of the opening of additional crossing points, and in particular Karni," Williams said, referring to the commercial crossing that served as Gaza's economic lifeline.

08-22-07 - Peres hails new opportunity to make peace Shimon Peres, Israel's president, said yesterday he saw a "real opportunity" to make peace with the Palestinians and highlighted progress on both political and economic agreements ahead of further talks to be held in the US this autumn.

08-22-07 - Palestinian president condemns Israeli military escalation in Gaza The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday condemned Israeli military escalation in Gaza Strip, saying the recent attacks raise doubts about the Israeli government's peace intentions.

08-22-07 - Israel proposes W. Bank-Gaza route in land swap Israel has proposed that safe passage for the Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip be included in an exchange of territory with the Palestinians in the framework of the agreement of principles now being formulated ahead of the upcoming regional summit.

08-22-07 - U.S. policing Israeli commitment to stop pursuing Fatah men

08-22-07 - Officer to pay for killing W. Bank teen Koretzky ordered the two boys to go into their house, which they did. The crowd of boys remained at the scene. Koretzky fired one bullet toward Zayid's home, which struck and killed the teen, who was in the living room.

08-22-07 - Gaza power plant back online after EU resumes aid Gaza's only power plant went back online on Wednesday after the European Union resumed paying for fuel supplies, ending days of blackouts after moves to ensure Hamas would not benefit from the aid.

08-22-07 - Ex-Fatah fighter in battle for justice after daughter killed by Israeli police Abir was with her sister and two friends after buying chocolate at a grocery shop having just finished a maths exam. One of the friends, 12-year-old Abrar Abu Qweida said an Israeli Jeep passed them in the opposite direction and she noticed a gun protruding from the rear.Moments later, she said, she heard a loud bang and like Abir's sister Arin, 11, hunched her shoulders in an instinctive reaction. She said that Abir fell forward. A boy who helped to take Abir into her nearby school handed the Israeli legal rights agency Yesh Din a rubber bullet he said he found under her body.

08-22-07 - Palestinian mother and her two daughters kidnapped from Al Khadir village near Bethlehem

08-22-07 - Hamas slams P.A security for barring it from carrying social activities The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, stated on Wednesday that the Palestinian Security forces are barring it from carrying social activities in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank

08-22-07 - Palestinian factions fire rockets into Israeli targets

08-22-07 - Israeli naval forces arrest eight Palestinian fishermen "The watercrafts and the helicopters have suddenly opened fire at the boats," al-Najjar said, adding that seven boats could flee towards the beach but the helicopters and the gunboats shelled them.

08-22-07 - W. Bank-based Palestinian gov't to draft three-year plan of reform

08-22-07 - Israel prevents Palestinians from going to the Dead Sea The reason for the prevention, apparently, is to enable Israelis to use the recreational sites without Palestinians present.

08-22-07 - Palestinian Security forces kidnap 9 Hamas members Palestinian Security forces of Fatah kidnapped 9 Hamas members from different parts of the West Bank on Wednesday morning.

08-22-07 - Jimmy Carter, coming to a theater near you The controversy over Jimmy Carter's book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, is set to be reignited by an upcoming screening of a documentary centered on his book tour.

08-22-07 - Hamas leader: Palestinians will 'never stop the intifada' "The Palestinian people will never stop the intifada," Mashaal said. "Maybe they will calm down. Sometimes they might stop to catch their breath. But the only thing that will stop resistance is ending the occupation."

08-22-07 - Police break up Islamist meeting in Jerusalem Israeli police broke up what they said was a gathering of Hamas and an Israeli Islamic group in Arab East Jerusalem on Wednesday.

08-22-07 - Palestinian government plans new law to cut off Hamas funds

08-22-07 - Iraqi, Syrian oil ministers agree to reopen key pipeline Iraqi and Syrian oil ministers agreed on Wednesday to repair and subsequently reopen a key pipeline between their two countries that connects Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk region and a Syrian port.

08-22-07 - Congress members urge EU Parliament on U.N. committee More than 30 U.S. members of Congress signed on to a letter urging the European Parliament to end its cooperation with a U.N. committee for Palestinian issues. Not a matter for the US Congress.

08-22-07 - More Lebanese army raids on camp The Lebanese military has launched further attacks against Islamic militants in a camp in north Lebanon.

08-22-07 - Emanuel blasts Israel on Sudan refugees "I am writing today to express my disappointment that Israel would turn away any person fleeing from persecution," Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), the fourth ranked Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said in his letter sent Monday to Ambassador Sallai Meridor.

08-22-07 - Iraqi Jews must leave, liaison says The handful of Jews remaining in Iraq should flee for their lives, a representative of the community said.

08-22-07 - Congress members urge EU Parliament on U.N. committee More than 30 U.S. members of Congress signed on to a letter urging the European Parliament to end its cooperation with a U.N. committee for Palestinian issues. Not a matter for the US Congress.

08-22-07 - AJWS to push U.S. on Sudanese refugee issue The American Jewish World Service is putting together a targeted advocacy campaign to push the United States to develop a policy on accepting refugees from the genocide in the Sudan. "It's not fair to these small countries in the Middle East and in North Africa to ask them to take in all of these refugees,"
Oh you knew that one was coming. Israel doesn't want them, so they'll be sent here instead. Those supremacist aholes. Throw America's borders open to all manner of people, including granting amnesty to illegals, but lil Israel is to remain a nation based on one kind of people. Hypocrites all.

08-22-07 - Israelis airdrop an occupation With an estimated one million unexploded land ordnances meaning lack of access to their lands, many farmers in southern Lebanon see cluster bombs as an Israeli "occupation."

08-22-07 - Senator Dianne Feinstein Tells Pacific Council on International Policy That for Bush Administration to Leave Legacy, Israeli-Palestinian Settlement Must Pass Feinstein says U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should be given more time to devote to the Israel-Palestine peace deal.

08-22-07 - Police investigate destruction of settlements' vines Vineyard?s owner says 4,500 seedlings destroyed by Palestinians, left-wing activists. ?It was like a pogrom,? he says Mm k.

08-22-07 - Preserve Christian presence in Holy Land, Franciscan leader pleads Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, pleaded for support as he spoke to the tens of thousands of people assembled in Rimini for the annual conference organized by the Communion and Liberation movement.

08-22-07 - Israel remains obstacle to peace for Palestinians Larry Koch's characteristic defense of Israeli criminality (Voice of the People, Aug. 13) in ethnically cleansing a million Palestinians; stealing 70 percent of their land, homes, farms, and possessions, and pursuing a repression that kills, maims, dehumanizes and forecloses sustenance for the millions captive in their own land is to call the critic "rabidly anti-Israel" and change the subject.

08-22-07 - Ministers, ex-Ministers, representatives of NGO?s visit Bil?in village

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