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Israelis take to streets to protest Netanyahu immunity deal

Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country’s Supreme Court. The demonstration in Tel Aviv was attended by nearly all opposition parties, a rare show of unity for Israel’s splintered political system. …

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Saudi and UAE heading to boycotted Trump peace-investment meeting

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan. The “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop, to be hosted on June 25-26 in …

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Polish ambassador spat on by Israelis

Poland’s ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv, Israeli police said, and the Polish government condemned the incident, which coincided with rising tensions between the two countries. “I am very worried to hear of a racist attack on @PLinIsrael ambassador @mmagierowski. Poland strongly …

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Iran blames Israel for Gulf explosions

The tanker attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were “Israeli mischief,” an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). “The events that took place in the Emirates were Israeli mischief,” Behrouz Nemati said, without providing any details on what role …

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Uncomfortable Gaza ceasefire

A surge in deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight with Palestinian officials reporting that Egypt had mediated a ceasefire on Monday ending the most serious spate of cross-border clashes for months. The latest round of fighting erupted three days ago, peaking on Sunday when …

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Gaza-Isreal battle continues, more casualties

A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli civilian on Sunday and two Palestinian gunmen were killed in an Israeli strike as cross-border hostilities ran into their third day. Air-raid sirens sent Israelis in the country’s south, near Gaza, running to their shelters through the night as interceptor missiles blew …

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Gaza-Israel flareup with attacks on both sides

Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Saturday and an Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian gunman as hostilities flared across the border for a second day. The escalation began on Friday, when two Israeli soldiers were wounded by Gaza gunfire near the border. A retaliatory Israeli air …

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Hamas’s bitcoin strategy to break Israeli seige

The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups. The Gaza-based Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, which is proscribed by the United States and the European …

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Tayseer Khaled : Kouchner calls on Palestinians to abandon their identity and rights

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, condemned  the    provocative American statements about deal of the century sponsored  by (Kouchner, Greenblatt and Friedman) which have no meaning but manipulate  public …

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Netanyahu branded a racist by American presiential hopeful

An Israeli cabinet minister condemned U.S. Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday for describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government as racist over its treatment of Palestinians. While enjoying unprecedentedly strong backing from the Republican administration of President Donald Trump, some Israelis have been fretting about whether this comes …

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Ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Valleys Supported by the American Administration

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest weekly report , that the Israeli Government continues the ethnic cleansing and Judaization policy in the occupied Jerusalem, so violating the International Law, International Humanitarian Law and the International Legitimacy’s resolutions. It was learnt that the Israeli …

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A Review too Far: Ammar Al-Masry’s Throne of Atlantis confounds expectations as good battles evil in alphabetical order!

By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD   What can I say about Ammar Al-Masry’s Throne of Atlantis, the long awaited sequel to Shadows of Atlantis? It’s a mind-boggling treat! To remind those who have forgotten, myself included, here is a summary. In Shadows of Atlantis you have a near perfect world …

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Egypt-Israel gas-dipsute near resolution

Israel’s energy minister said on Sunday that an arbitration case with Egypt over a defunct natural gas deal could be solved in the coming months, but that the issue was not holding back cooperation in the sector. In 2015, the International Chamber of Commerce ordered Egypt to pay state-owned Israel …

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Syrian air defence intercept Israeli planes

Israeli planes targeted a military position near the province of Hama in Syria on Saturday, but Syrian air defenses intercepted and downed some of the rockets, Syrian state television said on Saturday. Citing military sources, SANA news agency and Syrian state television said that Israeli aircraft had targeted “one of …

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Israelis shoot dead young man in Gaza

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager taking part in protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, the first fatality since Gazans marked the one-year anniversary of the weekly demonstrations in March. The Israeli military said about 7,400 Palestinians massed along the frontier, some throwing rocks, …

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Israeli spaceship crashes on moon

Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent, shattering hopes of a historic controlled landing on the lunar surface. The unmanned robotic lander suffered periodic engine and communications failures during the landing sequence, which lasted around 21 minutes, the …

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Netanyahu pledges to annex settlements if relected

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office, a last-minute pre-election promise likely to enrage Palestinians and the Arab world. In an interview with Israeli Channel 12 News three days ahead of …

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Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israelis

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces on Tuesday during clashes with troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military said troops opened fire after Palestinians threw rocks and explosives at them during an operation southeast of the city of Ramallah. The Palestinian …

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US Administration gives Israel green light to annex area ( C ) to Israeli sovereignty

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest weekly report that the successive Israeli governments continue to confiscate more and more Palestinian lands through displacing their owners, uprooting their trees, and destroying their homes, amid Netanyahu’s pledges to settler leaders to intensify settlement activities and …

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Petrobras heading towards Israeli gas tender

Israel’s energy minister said on Sunday that Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras will take part in a tender to explore for oil and gas off Israel’s shore. “It was agreed that Petrobras … will take part in a process of oil and gas exploration in Israel,” Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz …

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Land Day protests launched in Gaza in mass

Thousands of Palestinians rallied at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a surge of protests, facing off against Israeli forces massed across the frontier. Troops fired tear gas across the border and the Israeli military said some of the estimated 20,000 demonstrators threw rocks, grenades …

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Gaza patrols keep Israelis up at night

Hurling pipe bombs and setting off firecrackers, “Night Disturbance Units” have become a new phenomenon on the Gaza-Israel border in the run-up to the first anniversary of deadly border protests. Organizers say the intention of the night-time events is to fray the nerves of Israeli military lookouts and to lower …

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