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Open letter to Israeli academics

An Open Letter to Israel Academics, July 13th, 2014 To see the statement signed by the Israeli academics we have called upon, and the list of signatories, see this link For Background notes and joining details, see this link   The list of signatures for this Call closes on Friday, July 25, 2014 …

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13 Palestinians are arrested in the West Bank

THE LEVANT – The Israeli Occupation Forces arrested 13 Palestinians this morning in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Nablus. The Palestinian Prisoners Society reported that the IOF arrested ten Palestinians from the Hebron governorate. The Israeli soldiers arrested Moneer Sharar, 30 from Dura and Ashraf Abdel Jalil Hathaleen, …

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Khan Younis, another day, another massacre

PRESS RELEASE – MINISTRY OF HEALTH GAZA – Another massacre is underway in Khan Younis, where relentless Israeli shelling and sniper fire are wreaking death and destruction on all that moves in the zone east of Khan Younis city. The villages of Khuza’a, Al Fukhari, Abasan Alkabir, Abasan Al Sa’ir, Jarara, and …

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Fighting Jihad for Israel

By Hanine Hassan – Her name is Katie. She is from the Netherlands, and chose to serve in the Israeli navy instead of remaining in her country. Will her government label her and the rest of the hundreds of Dutch youth serving in the Israeli military as jihadstrijders (jihad fighters), …

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Al Jazeera under attack by Israel in Gaza

THE LEVANT – Al Jazeera’s office in Gaza came under fire Tuesday, and the network says it is holding Israel responsible. An Al Jazeera spokesman said Tuesday that Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s harsh comments about the network a day earlier “were a direct threat against us and appear to …

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Lieberman attacks Qatar, wants to ban Al Jazeera

THE LEVANT – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is setting his sights on Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV, and is looking to stop them operating in Israel. According to the International Business Times, Lieberman said, “Qatar has turned into a global problem. Al Jazeera is a central pillar of the propaganda apparatus …

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A southern front with Israel? Not for the moment

Justin Salhani for The Daily Star –  Despite Hezbollah’s recent reconciliation with Hamas, the party is currently unlikely to mobilize against Israel over its ongoing offensive aimed at crushing the Islamist group in Gaza, analysts said Tuesday, with most generally agreeing that any intervention rests on how things go on the ground. “A full …

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France stands by Israel, bans pro-Palestine protests

France’s government provoked outrage on Saturday by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine. In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted. Mr Cazeneuve said there …

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Holocaust in Gaza – Fatah denounces

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – Israel’s army perpetrated yesterday July 20, 2014 a horrible crime against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. In the center of Gaza and in the most populated quarter of Shajaeyah Israel’s heroic army killed in ruthless random shelling from land, sea and air more than 70 …

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Israel cuts diplomatic ties with Turkey

Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador’s residence in Ankara. The Israeli Foreign Ministry accused Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of “incitement” and said it was …

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“Rachel Weeping for Her Children”

By Dr. Geoffrey Cook – THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – In this my third opinion piece in a row, I take my title from my own transl ation into English of the (poetic) Twelfth Hymn of the Latin Church Father, Aurelius Prudentius’ (Fourth Century [C.E.]), Liber Catemerinon.  I choose to do …

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Two rockets fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel

The Israeli Army confirmed that two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel and landed in open areas north of Nahariya on Saturday night, according to the Jerusalem Post. Rocket alert sirens sounded in the area of the attack in Nahariya and Shlomi. There were no injuries or damage reported …

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Death toll reaches over 100

A fourth day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 11 more Palestinians on Friday, raising the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 96, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said. Facing a possible Israeli ground invasion, militants warned international airlines they would fire rockets …

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Obama tells Israel U.S. ready to help end hostilities

 President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday about the risk of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the White House said. “The United States remains prepared to facilitate a …

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Israel-Palestine: Fighting Political Violence with Silence

By Khaled Diab  – Following the horrific murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens, it is time for people on both sides to rise up in silent joint and simultaneous protest against all forms of political violence. The dry, brittle and inflammable political and psychological wasteland which stands between Palestinians and …

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Burned alive by Israel illegal settlers

First post mortem examination findings confirm that the 16-year-old Palestinian boy who was murdered in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) was burned alive, Palestinian attorney-general says. “The direct cause of death was burns as a result of fire,” Mohammed al-A’wewy was quoted as saying. The post mortem examination on Mohammed Abu Khdeir …

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Egypt’s Sisi pledges to seek Gaza ‘ceasefire’

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, a major opponent of the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement, has pledged to seek a “ceasefire” in the besieged Gaza Strip. Speaking to President of the Palestinian National Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Sisi said that Egypt seeks “to halt escalations and works to reach a …

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