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Israel High Court Order Nisi Regarding Acceptance To Communities Law

  Tuesday June 21, 2011 14:53 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC The Israeli High Court presided over a hearing on Monday regarding two separate petitions brought against the controversial Israeli “Acceptance to Community Law”. The petitions were brought by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Adalah, a Palestinian rights movement. The court ruled […]

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Bedouin community homes demolished

Published today (updated) 20/06/2011 18:38 HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli bulldozers destroyed several tin homes and animal shelters Monday, in the Bedouin herding hamlet of Khirbet Bir Al-Idd. The demolitions, which left 60 men, women and children displaced, were said by Israel’s Civil Administration to be “routine implementation of the law concerning illegal building,” with a […]

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Turkish FM urges int’l community to warn Israel, not Turkey, on flotilla

02 June 2011, Thursday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has pointed to Israel as the party that should be receiving warnings over a second flotilla while responding to international calls on Turkey to prevent the flotilla from sailing to the Gaza Strip in breach of an Israeli naval blockade. “Sometimes […]

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Australian-Palestinian Community Races

20.05.11 – 14:21 Jerusalem – UN Media to PNN – nearly 150 athletes, including 55 in wheelchairs, will take part in “One Community” races staged in the West Bank towns of Bethlehem and Hebron. The event is sponsored by the Australian Representative Office in Ramallah in partnership with Palestine: Sports for Life and in co-operation […]

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In West Bank, tentative steps toward unity

Charlotte Silver |The Electronic Intifada | Ramallah |10 May 2011 Hamas supporters take to the streets of Ramallah for the first time since in four years, 6 May 2011. ( ST McNeil ) On 6 May, news reporters, cameramen and bystanders gathered in al-Manara circle waiting for the end of Friday’s midday prayer at the Gamal Abdel […]

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Palestinian Reconciliation between supporters & opposers

Revealing Gaza: In The Eyes Of The Beholder | May 4, 2011 Unity celebrations across Palestine Gaza, May 5, Just like the initial signing on the Palestinian reconciliation paper in Cairo and the secretive meeting between Hamas and Fatah came as a surprise, on April 3rd came a new surprise when the Palestinian factions did […]

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Palestine Rivals Fatah, Hamas Hammer Out Deal To Resolve Stand-off

4/27/2011 3:12 PM ET (RTTNews) – Rival Palestinian outfits, Fatah and Hamas– which runs Gaza– have thrashed out an agreement to resolve their differences, reports said on Wednesday. The deal brokered by Egypt came at the end of secret talks involving representatives from both sides. The agreement is on the formation of an interim government and […]

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Ihsanoglu condemns settlements activity in OJ

[ 07/04/2011 – 09:54 AM ] JEDDAH, (PIC)– Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the organization of Islamic conference (OIC), has condemned the recent Israeli decision to build 942 new housing units in occupied Jerusalem. He charged that the continued Israeli settlement expansion in the holy city constituted an “open war on the Palestinians […]

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Erekat: International community must prevent new attack on Gaza

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — PLO executive committee member Saeb Erekat on Thursday urged Israel to end its attacks on the Gaza Strip. In a statement, Erekat condemned Israel’s “escalation and brutal military attacks” against the civilian population of Gaza. “For years, our people have suffered the devastating consequences of an illegal and inhumane siege, which continues […]

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Abu Rudaineh calls on Hamas to accept Abbas’ offer

March 26, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh on Saturday urged Hamas to approve President Mahmoud Abbas’ initiative to restore national unity. Abbas accepted an invitation from Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh to visit the Gaza Strip in the midst of massive youth protests demanding an end to the division between the Hamas-run […]

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Palestinian government calls on the international community to stop Israeli escalation against Gaza

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:29 | MEMO The Palestinian government in Gaza has called on Arab and international bodies to intervene promptly to stop Israel’s escalation of violence against the besieged territory. A spokesman for Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said that urgent messages have been sent to the UN Secretary General, his counterpart at the […]

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Palestine: Beware the Ides of March

Sunday, March 13, 2011 21:22 Palestine, (Pal Telegraph) – I’m at a meeting with a Palestinian rapper, an English student and a human rights activist in their twenties. I asked to meet them so that I could record their voices as they speak about Tuesday 15 March, the day they will be protesting in Gaza […]

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Israel Cracks Down on Silwan Community Organizers

Monday January 10, 2011 17:02 by Ramona M. – IMEMC The past week has seen an increase in Israeli repression towards Palestinian community organizers in Silwan, East Jerusalem. Jawad Siyam has recently been targeted because of his involvement in directing the Wadih Hilweh Information Center as well as his membership in the Neighborhood Popular Committee. […]

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The Director of Silwan Community Center, Jawad Siyam, arrested (via Eyes On The Ground in East Jerusalem)

AN UPDATE FROM THE COURT (5/1/11): The arrest of Jawad Siyam was extended in another 48 hours. The police submitted "confidential evidents" to the judge, that were not shown to the suspect and his lawyer.  From the questions of the judge to the police it was clear that there were no evidence, including in the […]

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Israeli Foreign Ministry Plans New Hasbara Effort Against Palestinians | Sabbah Report

By Maggie Sager * | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz Rafael Barak Haaretz reports that the Israeli Foreign Ministry has officially launched a diplomatic campaign to dissuade the international community from recognizing an independent Palestinian state along 1967 borders and possibly catalyzing the passage of a UN Security Council resolution against settlement building. Efforts will include […]

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