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Thousands Expected at Beaufort Castle, Lebanese Army Imposing Heavy Security Measures

The Naharnet website reports that some 4,000 Lebanese, Palestinian and "foreign" demonstrators (i.e. Iranians) are expected to march to the Beaufort Castle in Nabatiyeh...

Hamas: PA Blocking Egypt Fuel Supply to Gaza

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an is quoting a Hamas spokesman who said Thursday the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is at least partly...

Gloria Steinem, Women Under Siege, Documenting Sex Crimes in Syria in Real Time

Turning to Internet users for help in reporting rape and sexual assault in Syria, to inform the international community and to provide the base for potential prosecutions, a new Women's Media Center initiative, spearheaded by Gloria Steinem, declares: "Our goal is to make these atrocities visible, and to gather evidence so that one day justice may be served."

Residents of Samaria to US, Canadian, Donors: MDA Enemy of the Settlements

For more than half a year, the Samaria Residents Committee has been struggling against Magen David Adom following its agreement with the Red Cross,...

French Nuclear Physicist on Trial for Plotting Hits with Al Qaeda

Adlene Hicheur, a French nuclear physicist of Algerian descent who once worked at Switzerland's renowned CERN laboratory, is being tried in Paris on charges of collaborating with Al Qaeda in North Africa. His attorneys claim he only sent angry emails. They are afraid their clients would be unfairly linked with the Toulouse murderer.

First F-35 Stealth Fighter Planes to Arrive in Israel in 2015

The first F-35 is expected to arrive in Israel in 2015, but Israeli pilots will be able to start training on it in the U.S. in 2014. A stealth fighter aircraft, produced by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 is considered to be the most advanced fighter aircraft to date.

Snubbing the US, Turkey, Iran, Set $30b Trade Target for 2015

According to the Iranian news agency Mehr, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday...

Journalists Protest Jailing of Reporter of Palestinian Corruption

Palestinian journalists protested Wednesday in the city of Ramallah, in Judea and Samaria, demanding that the Palestinian Authority release Yousef al-Shayeb, a reporter who was arrested two days earlier, following a complaint of slander and deformation filed by the Palestinian ambassador to France and his deputy and Foreign Minister.

Brandeis Students Disrupt Meeting with Israeli Lawmakers

Brandeis University students disrupted a panel discussion at a Boston-area synagogue featuring Israeli lawmakers and Jewish community leaders. The students, members of the Brandeis Students...

Mofaz Wins Kadima Primary Polls by 62% to Livni’s 38%

Out of 95 thousand registered Kadima party members, only 40% voted by 10 p.m., when the polls closed. It was rumored that left-leaning Haim Ramon was planning to resign as Chair of the Kadima Council. Along with the Mofaz win, this may suggest that the party is moving to the right. It may also mean that Kadima could not be taken for granted as partnering with the left on issues such as religious vs. secular tensions.

Obama Off-the-Record: I Will Have Greater Flexibility on Foreign Policy After Presidential Election

President Obama was unaware that he was within microphone range at the Seoul Nuclear Summit when he made the comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Ecstasy, Hashish Seized in Gaza

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that Police in north Gaza on Monday detained a man in possession of Ecstasy and hashish. Jabalia police said...

IDF Sappers Disable Explosives Near Gaza Security Fence

According to the IDF Spokesperson, sappers were called to disassemble an explosive device planted adjacent to the security fence outside the Gaza strip. "This incident...

Entire Family Incinerated in Rehovot Fire

Less than two weeks before Passover, a terrible disaster destroyed an entire family in a fire that consumed a two-room housing unit in the...

Seattle LGBT to Visiting Israeli Homosexuals: Gay Aveck!

In the solidarity business, life can be unpredictable. Take, for instance, the story of the LGBT commission representing the gay community in Seattle, which this month canceled a Friday reception at City Hall for a visiting delegation of Israeli gay leaders. They argued that Israel was "pinkwashing" its treatment of the Palestinians by showing the world how fabulous they are on gay rights.

Toulouse Killer Visited Israel in 2010

The Shin Bet, Israel's domestic intelligence agency, has confirmed that Mohammed Merah, the man responsible for the murders of 7 people last week, visited...

Turkey Closes Embassy in Syria

Turkey has closed its embassy in Syria because of what it says is a worsening security situation, as President Bashar al-Assad continue to bombard the...

Sarkozy Grants Merah’s Victim a Posthumous Wedding

It may seem a bit macabre, but the terrible tale of multiple killings of innocents in Toulouse continues to yield messages of hope, peeking through the scenes of blood and gore. It began with the heartfelt plea for increased light that was issued by widow and grieving mother Chava (Eva) Sandler. Now the pregnant girlfriend of one of the Toulouse gunman's victims has said she will marry her murdered partner in a posthumous ceremony.

Survey: 48 Percent of Gazans Blame Hamas for Fuel Crisis

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reports that residents of the Gaza Strip mostly blame the Hamas government for their ongoing fuel crisis, according to...

Israel, PA Coordinating Fuel Transfer to the Gaza Strip

Israel has allowed a special transfer of fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing, in order to accommodate the dire needs Palestinian civilians, according to...

High Court Rejects Migron Deal; Outpost Must Be Evacuated; Deputy Speaker Danon: ‘We Will...

The High Court on Sunday rejected the settlement deal between the State and the residents of the outpost Migron, allowing an extension of their evacuation date until August this year, and not next weekend, as was the original decision. But Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Danon threatens "If the court does not approve the Migron agreement, we will confirm it via primary legislation."

Iranian, Tajik, Pakistani, Afghan Presidents to Meet in Tajikistan

The Iranian Mehr news agency reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Saturday to attend the...

Obama to Erdogan: There’s Still Time to Solve Iran Issue Diplomatically

Reuters has reported that President Obama spoke with Turkish PM Erdogan Sunday morning, and told him that Iran still has time to solve the...

Lessons in Propaganda: Ha’aretz Bungles Numbers in Effort to Squash ‘Settler’ College

Anyone with a basic knowledge of third-grade math will raise an eyebrow at the mathematical gyrations displayed by the Israeli daily Ha'aretz regarding the efforts to block the certification of Ariel College, located east of the 67 armistice line, as a full-fledged university. The numbers in their report on academicians' objections to the new facility just don't jive.

Farrakhan Tweets Retaliation for Slain Trayvon Martin

As federal and local authorities investigate the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and whether or not Florida's “stand your ground” law applied to the shooter, George Zimmerman (not Jewish), Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been calling for "justice" in typically disturbing ways.

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