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“But is it good for the Jews?” ~ by Lawrence Davidson

By Lawrence Davidson | Redress | Sept 2, 2014 If you are over 50 and were raised in a Jewish household, you either heard this question, “but is it good for the Jews?” explicitly asked numerous times or were subtly encouraged to think the question to yourself. It reflects a group-centred concern born of the […]

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US criticizes Israel’s plan to grab more Palestinian land

PressTV | Tue Sep 2, 2014 1:16AM GMT The United States has criticized Israel’s plan to grab hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. On Sunday, the Israeli military said nearly 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of land in the area of Bethlehem will be seized. The Palestinians criticized the decision and […]

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Report: Netanyahu says will not send delegation to Cairo talks

Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 01/09/2014 22:30 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo as stipulated by the ceasefire agreement that ended seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, Israeli media reported Monday. Channel 10 said in a TV report that Netanyahu told his […]

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Israeli attacks demolish historical sites in Gaza Strip – Video

PressTV | Published on Sep 1, 2014 Israel’s aerial and ground assaults on the Gaza Strip have wreaked destruction on the blockaded area, Press TV reports. According to the report, the Tel Aviv regime demolished many archaeological and historical sites some dating back to over a thousand years ago in its merciless onslaught on the […]

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UK Independence Party hugs Friend of Israel ~ by Stuart Littlewood

By Stuart Littlewood | Redress | Sept 1, 2014 The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which hopes for a big breakthrough in next year’s general election, has been wining and dining potential Conservative defectors one of which has actually come across. Last week Douglas Carswell stepped down as MP for Clacton-on-Sea, triggering a by-election in which […]

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Egypt slams Israel plan to seize Palestinian land

Ma’an News Agency | September 1, 2014 |  22:41 CAIRO (AFP) — Egypt on Monday denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement. On Sunday, Israel said it would expropriate 4,000 dunams (1,000 acres) of Palestinian land around […]

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Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian grape vines in Beit Ummar

Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 01/09/2014 21:34 HEBRON (Ma’an) — A group of Israeli settlers chopped down grape vines on Palestinian agricultural property in northern Beit Ummar on Monday, a popular committee spokesman said Monday. Muhammad Awwad said the settlers destroyed seven grape vines in the Wad Abu al-Rish area near the illegal settlement of […]

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UK government condemns Israel land grab – Video

Anadolu | 01 September 2014 17:52 (Last updated 01 September 2014 17:53) LONDON  Britain’s government condemned Monday what it called an “ill-judged” decision by Israel to confiscate a further 988 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank, saying it should instead work on a ceasefire in Gaza. Responding to Israel’s claim Sunday to the land […]

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Becoming a ‘daily’: Israeli forces fire tear gas near East Jerusalem schools & children

Ma’an News Agency | Sep 1, 204 | 16:49 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at schools in the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Monday, with dozens of parents and children suffering gas inhalation. A member of a parents committee, Hasan Abdo, told Ma’an that Israeli forces deployed around schools […]

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Abbas: Palestinians were asked to annex parts of Sinai

MEMO | Monday, 01 September 2014 14:43 Speaking in a meeting of Fatah leaders in Ramallah, Abbas said: ‘The plan, which was proposed in 1956, included annexing 1,600 square kilometres from the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip in order to receive Palestinian refugees.’ Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday revealed that Palestinians refused […]

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#GazaUnderAttack | There’s a shortage of clean water especially at UN-run schools in Gaza

PressTV | Published on Aug 31, 2014 Palestinian health officials say there’s a shortage of clean water especially at UN-run schools where nearly 22-thousand refugees are sheltering. They say various diseases are spreading among the refugee population due to the lack of water and hygiene. UN agencies are warning that the humanitarian situation is getting […]

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Wounded Gazans struggle to find treatment after war

Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 01/09/2014 14:49 GAZA CITY (AFP) — Still in shock weeks after an Israeli shell blast shredded his arm and killed four members of his family, Ahmed Ayyad is one of many wounded Palestinians in Gaza now needing long-term care. But many of the organizations charged with rehabilitating Palestinians like him […]

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9-year-old child dies from wounds sustained in Gaza war bringing toll to 2158

Published today (updated) 01/09/2014 15:15 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A nine-year-old boy died in Gaza on Monday from wounds sustained during Israel’s recent offensive on the besieged enclave, medics said. Ziad al-Rifi was injured on Aug. 21 in an Israeli airstrike near his family home in Gaza City which killed Tariq al-Rifi, 35, his sons […]

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