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Islam and the West: A historical background ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 23/09/2012 – 09:37 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh The latest anti-Islam “film,” concocted by a pathological hater of Islam, has raised many questions as to whether the sleazy feat was merely an isolated act done by a, lunatic individual or represented a deep-rooted anti-Islamic discourse, which has persisted for many centuries, defying enlightenment […]

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Israel weighs army control for Jerusalem area beyond wall

Maan News Agency | July 24, 2012 TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has asked the army to take responsibility for civilian matters pertaining to Jerusalem residents east of the wall, Israeli media reported Tuesday. The municipality’s director-general, Yossi Heiman, made the request at a municipality meeting three weeks ago, saying the civil […]

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AFEH: IOF soldiers, settlers storm Aqsa mosque

[ PIC 28/03/2012 – 10:17 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Dozens of Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Jewish settlers stormed the holy Aqsa mosque at an early hour Wednesday and offered rituals and toured its yards. The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage (AFEH) said in an urgent statement that the soldiers in their uniform […]

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Settler Terror: Hate slogans again daubed on Jerusalem school

Settler Violence Topic | Category | Pictures | New: Interactive Map Maan News Agency | Febr 12, 2012 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Extremists painted anti-Arab slogans on a mixed Jewish and Palestinian school in East Jerusalem for the second time in a week, Israeli media reports said Sunday. The ‘Hand in Hand’ school in Beit Safafa […]

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Israeli Forces Destroy Agricultural Ponds East of Hebron, Knesset Mulls Settlement Law

Ethnic Cleansing – Topic | Settlement Construction – Category – Pictures PNN – Palestine News Network 17.11.11 – 23:19 PNN – On Thursday, Israeli forces destroyed agricultural ponds, farming equipment, irrigation systems and crops in the al-Baq’a area east of Hebron. Meanwhile, Israeli Knesset members proposed a law obligating the state to sign all future […]

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Israel censors Palestinian textbooks in East Jerusalem

Related: Truth does not bother “Israel”. Buttons Do. To Mute Jalal Abukhater on Tue, 10/25/2011 | Electronic Intifada This article was previously published on +972 magazine, I discussed the issue of censorship of material in Palestinian textbooks in East Jerusalem schools in a clearly illegal and dangerous move by the Jerusalem Education Adminstration (JEA). The Electronic […]

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Israel Occupation Authority flattens Palestinian home in occupied Jerusalem

[ 11/08/2011 – 01:36 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) razed the home of Majed Al-Rajabi in Baka’a area to the southwest of occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday due to the usual pretext of lack of construction permit. Rajabi said that the IOA glued a demolition order on his 60 square meter […]

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IOF bulldozes Palestinian land east of Al-Khalil to expand settlements

[ 09/08/2011 – 11:20 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) bulldozed 19 dunums of Palestinian land in Baka’a area to the east of Al-Khalil on Monday in preparation for annexing them to nearby Jewish settlements, local sources said. They said that the IOF soldiers, accompanied by police and border police forces and civil […]

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IOA to confiscate 136 dunums of OJ land

[ 22/07/2011 – 03:20 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has declared intention to confiscate 136 dunums of Palestinian land in occupied Jerusalem. The organization and construction committee in the IOA-controlled Jerusalem municipality said that 102 dunums would be expropriated in the Ras Al-Amud and Wadi Qaddoum areas. It said that […]

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US citizen in Jerusalem arrest video speaks to Electronic Intifada

  Maureen Clare Murphy | The Electronic Intifada |14 June 2011 American-Jewish young man is being harassed and treated unfairly he is then arrested in Jerusalem   American Jewish activist and university student Lucas Koerner was arrested in Jerusalem on 1 June — when thousands of right-wing Israelis, including settlers, marked “Jerusalem Day” by provocatively […]

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UN condemns plans for East Jerusalem settler homes

April 5, 2011 JERUSALEM (AFP) – The UN’s Middle East envoy on Tuesday condemned plans by Jerusalem city council to build over 900 new Jewish-only homes in Gilo settlement. “Israeli settlement activity anywhere in occupied territory, including in east Jerusalem, is illegal and contrary to the roadmap,” said Richard Miron, spokesman for United Nations peace […]

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Peace Now: East Jerusalem settlement set to grow

Apr 1, 2011 JERUSALEM (AFP) — An Israeli landowner is seeking to sell plots for 30 homes in a Palestinian neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, where 117 settler families already live, Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Friday. Peace Now spokeswoman Hagit Ofran said that although the landowner has declared himself ready to sell […]

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New Reality of Arab Street

By Iqbal Jassat – Pretoria Has the American dream of permanent supremacy in the oil-rich region of the world been shattered? It’s a question that not only haunts influential institutions that function as pillars of power in America’s global hegemony; but also torments a wide array of rightwing think tanks masquerading as ‘impartial analysts’. In […]

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Israeli artillery shelling of eastern border area in Gaza yesterday

17/03/2011 – 06:50 AM GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli artillery bombed on Wednesday evening the area surrounding Al-Shuhada graveyard east of the Gaza Strip without any reported casualties. Local sources said that the artillery fired about five projectiles one after another in the vicinity of the graveyard. A spokesman for the ambulance and emergency authority said […]

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J Street Urges Obama to Seize the Moment by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton, March 02, 2011 J Street, the Washington-based “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” advocacy group, drew a large crowd to its annual conference this year despite criticism over its controversial calls for the Barack Obama administration not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank. In the end, the […]

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