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Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter: Time to move on Mideast peace

By Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter For nearly two decades, there have been peace processes in the Middle East but no peace. In recent visits to the region — including Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory — we have heard

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Posted in GeoPolitics, History, Israel, Middle East, Op/Ed, Palestinian Territories

Funding illegal Israeli settlements? Priceless.

by Bernard Keane Visa, Mastercard and PayPal all enable donations to be made to US-registered groups funding illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank in defiance of international law. It appears at least one of the major credit cards also

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Posted in Israel, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy

German Rail Under Fire for Controversial Israeli Project

Peace activists have strongly criticized a planned high-speed rail line in Israel that will cut through the West Bank and deprive Palestinian communities of land. A subsidiary of Germany’s national rail operator apparently helped plan the line, and critics claim

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Posted in Israel, Legal, Palestinian Territories

West Bank mosque ‘set alight by Jewish settlers’

The attack left walls charred, books burned and graffiti scrawled on the walls Israel is investigating Palestinian suspicions that a mosque in the West Bank was set alight by Jewish settlers. Arsonists reportedly scrawled Hebrew graffiti on the walls of

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Posted in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Territories, Religion and Politics

Israeli court: Soldiers used Palestinian boy as human shield

An Israeli military court on Sunday convicted two soldiers of using a Palestinian child as a human shield by forcing him to check for booby traps during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. A transcript of the court decision made available by

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal

In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Reports/Studies/Books, Technology, US Foreign Policy

Israeli court recognizes Jewish pre-1948 property deed in East Jerusalem, allowing for the legal eviction of dozens of Palestinian families who will be replaced by Jewish families

Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighborhood under court ruling Judges reject appeal by Palestinians claiming to own a large plot in the western portion of Sheikh Jarrah, enabling settlers to move ahead with plans to

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Posted in History, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US Foreign Policy
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