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By James M. Dorsey Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt onto Israeli Palestinian football pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand. Israeli human rights and legal advocacy …
By Dr Cesar Chelala On a rainy morning in April 1958, in Washington DC, Ezra Pound – then a 72-year-old man – was declared “incurably insane” by Judge Bolitha J. Laws, who set him free. As he prepared to leave for Italy, Pound declared: “Any man who could live in America is insane.” I wonder what Pound – …
By Wael Eskander A young black girl is raped and abused by two racist white men, who are then shot by the girl’s father during their trial. This is the premise of ‘A Time to Kill’, a book by John Grisham. In the courtroom drama the lawyer attempts to convince the jury to release the …
Hamas says ceasefire must be preceded by Israel’s commitment to Palestinian conditions
In order to avoid history repeating and tragedy multiplying, Arab leaders should convene in Gaza to end the deadly confrontation there and to present creative solutions to the wider conflict.
Death toll from the ongoing violence leaves 121 dead in Gaza; no deaths reported from Israel
The border crossing was opened Thursday under exceptional circumstances
By James M. Dorsey An Israeli investigation into the murder of 16-year old Mohammed Abu-Khdeir in apparent revenge for the killing of three teenage Israeli settlers on the West Bank has focused attention on Israel’s most militant, racist football fan group. The focus, irrespective of the group’s involvement in Abu-Khdeir’s death, is likely to end …
Foreign Minister Shoukry says escalation represents continuation of policies of “oppression and collective punishment”
By Fadi Elhusseini Palestinian success in burying a seven-year division has surpassed its domestic effects and has, without a doubt, regional and international implications. With the Palestinian unity government, the relationships between the Palestinians and Israelis on one side and the Palestinians, their Arab neighbours and the international community on the other side will experience …
AFP – Israel stepped up efforts to crush Hamas in the West Bank on Tuesday as the hunt for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped by the Islamist movement entered its fifth day. Thousands of Israel troops engaged in the search for the youths turned their attention during the night to the northern West Bank city …
The army says more than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three youngsters Israel says were kidnapped by Hamas militants from a settlement bloc in the southern West Bank on Thursday night.
For the past 11 months, Egyptian authorities have repeatedly shut down the border crossing and it is estimated that thousands need to travel
The amendment would give the courts power to prevent Israel’s president from granting clemency or shortening the jail term of anyone imprisoned for murder.
The toll from Wednesday’s double car bombing rose to 11, after a woman died of her wounds
The meeting comes less than a fortnight after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Israel was facing a growing campaign of delegitimisation which could worsen if peace talks with the Palestinians collapsed.
The site reported that it occurred as the ambassador was opening a safe.
Thousands of Palestinians came out to celebrate his return to Issawiya, honking car horns and waving flags of different Palestinian groups, witnesses said.
Despite conflicting figures all parties agree most refugees from Syria have been released
Ministry of Interior said these were “allegations” and dismissed them
Over 50 Syrian and Palestinian refugees are protesting unlawful detention in poor conditions
Joint statement released highlighting arrests, detentions, and deportation of refugees in Egypt
Shtayyeh held Israel “completely responsible for the failure of negotiations, because of the continuation and escalation of settlement building.”
Some 60 samples were taken from the remains of the late Palestinian leader in November last year for a probe into whether he was poisoned by polonium.
Three killed and nine arrested in Monday’s crackdown in Sinai
ECESR and FIDH decry hostility towards Syrian refugees in Egypt; call on state to respect international conventions it ratified
Palestinian security sources named the dead man as Islam al-Tubasi, 21, and said he was shot as troops stormed his home in the Jenin refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Nablus.
Guards arrest two Palestinian men in North Sinai carrying stolen Egyptian identity cards
Both sides said that the initial aim was to relaunch regular meetings on technical issues such as crossing points; fuel, power and water supplies to the Palestinians; and payment for treatment of Palestinians in Israeli hospitals.
Moussa Abu Marzouk criticises Egypt for not recognising Palestinian-Syrians as refugees