Archive | January 18, 2011

Jerusalem police detain son of prisoners’ rights activist

Maan News Agency | Published today 18:24 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israeli police at dawn on Tuesday raided the Jerusalem home of Nasser Qaws, head of a prisoners’ center, and detained his teenage son. Qaws said his 16-year-old son and Fathi Esbitan, 15, were taken to a police station in the city for questioning. An Israeli […]

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Palestinians raise flag at Washington office

Jan 18, 2011 | AP WASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic gesture, the Palestinians have raised their flag over their diplomatic mission in Washington for the first time, as they continue a push for international recognition that is complicating the Obama administration’s efforts to restart stalled Mideast peace talks. At a brief ceremony on Tuesday, […]

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PA arrests 17 Hamas, 2 Jihad supporters in the West Bank

[ 18/01/2011 – 03:46 PM ]   WEST BANK, (PIC)– Palestinian Authority security agencies have arrested at least 17 Hamas supporters in the past week. Hamas has confirmed security cooperation between West Bank-ruling rival Fatah and the Israeli occupation government. About two weeks back, media reported a Wikileaks cable documenting that Fatah leaders asked the […]

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IOF artillery shelling kills Palestinian man, wounds two teenagers

[ 18/01/2011 – 03:51 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– A Palestinian citizen was killed and two others wounded in artillery shelling by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon, medical sources reported. Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for medical services, told the PIC that the shelling targeting Abu Safiya hilltop […]

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There is no substitute for seeing it for yourself – Travel to Israel/Palestine with Interfaith Peace Builders in May 2011

by Adam Horowitz on January 18, 2011| Mondoweiss   Video of Hebron from IFPB’s May 2010 delegation to Israel/Palestine. To view more videos from the delegation see here. I am incredibly excited to make this announcement. If you’re reading this site you are most likely very interested in events in Israel/Palestine. There are many ways […]

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Israeli police detain two Palestinian boys in OJ

[ 18/01/2011 – 03:53 PM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli police on Tuesday stormed the house of Nasser Qaws in occupied Jerusalem and took away his 16-year-old son Jihad. Qaws said that the police detained another boy from a nearby suburb called Fathi Isbitan, 15, and took them both to the police station in […]

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President Medvedev to hold peace talks in Jericho – Emirates24|7

    Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Russian President Dmitri Medvedev was on Tuesday to meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas over the deadlock in Middle East peace talks on his first visit to the occupied territories. The trip is a rare Middle East visit for Medvedev, who will also meet Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman […]

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3 Palestinians Detained in Hebron-area by Israeli Forces – International Middle East Media Center

Tuesday January 18, 2011 13:14 by Ramona M. – IMEMC and Agencies On Tuesday morning, the homes of three men in the southern West Bank towns of Beit Ummar and Adh-Dhahiriya were raided and searched by Israeli forces, resulting in the men’s detention. B’Tselem field activist Muhammad Awad identified those detained from Beit Ummar as […]

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Germany issues new arrest warrant for Israeli involved in assassination

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:15 Reports in Germany claim that a new arrest warrant has been issued in respect of Israel’s assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai. The German newspaper Der Spiegel said that Germany issued a warrant for the arrest of Yuri Brodsky, an Israeli suspected of involvement in the assassination of […]

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Israel finances military helicopter deal for South Sudan

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:50 Israel is making “arrangements” to find and equip the new state’s embassies and persuade other countries to assist in this process. Reports from Sudan claim that senior Israeli officials have been advising the secessionist Council of Ministers of the Government of the South [Sudan] on matters relating to the “final […]

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New Settlers Homes and New Wall Section in East Jerusalem

PNN – Palestine News Network – 18.01.11 – 12:18 Jerusalem – PNN –  The Israeli government approved 32 new homes for settlers to be built in the Pisgat Ze’ev settlement near Jerusalem on Monday night. Israeli Wall in the West Bank – Archive According to Israeli sources, the new homes are part of a plan that […]

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Israelis appeal to British Telecoms | Jews for Justice for Palestinians

Boycott From Within’s letter to BT 18 January 2011 [See earlier posting Act now: Tell BT to hang up on the Occupation] Dear British Telecom, We, Israeli citizens devoted to the promotion of a just peace and a true democracy in the Middle East, are deeply concerned about the potentially irreversible damage inflicted on Palestinians […]

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UN and EU Call for Protection of Palestinians in Jerusalem

Tuesday January 18, 2011 16:58 by IMEMC News – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group According to a report by IRIN, UN agencies and European Union (EU) officials in the occupied Palestine are calling for the implementation of international humanitarian law to protect the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem from forced displacement. […]

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Presbyterian Groups Call on U.S. Department of Justice to End Subpoenas on Dissenting Activists

NEW YORK – The Israel Palestine Mission Network* (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA), The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) and the National Middle East Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) oppose the misuse of the grand jury process by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the accompanying FBI raids. The DOJ served a total of nine […]

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Hawks ‘deliberating’ Livni matter

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Jan 18 2011 17:01 The Hawks were deliberating on Tuesday whether there were grounds to issue an arrest warrant for former Israel foreign minister Tzipi Livni, due in South Africa this month, for her role in the Gaza war between 2008 and 2009. “We are deliberating … no decision has been taken. […]

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