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palestine / international politics / opinion/analysis Sunday November 02, 2014 22:12   image 1 image
97 years ago today, 2 November 1917, Arthur James Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary of the time, wrote to the American Lord Rothschild, promising British support for the Zionist programme of establishing a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. read full story / add a comment
Palestinians, prevented from entering al Aqsa, conduct their prayers in the street/Photo: Silwanic
jerusalem / israeli politics / opinion/analysis Sunday October 26, 2014 07:18   image 1 image
Once upon a time, the state of Israel had real political leaders. Their ability to lie and hide their true (and ugly) goals under a cover of moderation and readiness for compromise made them popular around the (Western) world. They argued that the real problem was the lack of partner on the other side, who would be ready – as the Israeli leaders supposedly were – to make 'painful compromises'. read full story / add a comment
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international / internal unrest / opinion/analysis Saturday October 25, 2014 12:28   image 1 image
On Monday, October 27th, indirect negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli delegations will resume in Cairo, in order to address the possibility of a lasting ceasefire between the discrepant parties. read full story / add a comment
G4S guards in Amman, Jordan at UNHCR location
international / human rights / opinion/analysis Monday October 20, 2014 18:56   image 1 image
Excerpts from an open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, by Kali Rubaii for Friends of Sabeel—North America: read full story / add a comment
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon added his condemnation last week of Israeli plans to expand the East Jerusalem settlement of Givat Hamatos, plans which sparked a very public spat between Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama.
international / israeli settlement / opinion/analysis Sunday October 19, 2014 22:43   image 1 image
Big words were used in this latest dispute about Israel's public announcement concerning construction of 2610 new housing units in Givat Hamatos. A US spokesperson said the decision would “distance Israel even from its closest allies” following a 1 October meeting of Obama and Netanyahu. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday October 16, 2014 18:07   image 1 image
The unprecedented harassment of independent media and journalists continues as the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) has been targeted by a DOS attack. read full story / add a comment
jerusalem / refugees/immigration / opinion/analysis Monday September 29, 2014 23:07   image 1 image
Campaigns are being mounted by local and international groups against Israeli plans to expel 12,500 Bedouin-Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem's so-called E1 area. Israel contends the expulsion is to improve Bedouin lives, although Israeli designs to expand area settlement are explicit. read full story / add a comment
israel / human rights / opinion/analysis Saturday September 20, 2014 21:48   image 1 image
Mossawa, the advocacy centre for Arab citizens in Israel, recently published its latest report on systematic discrimination suffered by the Arab community within Israel. The latest Israeli offensive in Gaza has triggered a worsening situation, with raised tensions and racist incitement against Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
israel / prisoners / opinion/analysis Friday September 19, 2014 22:39   image 1 image
The Israeli Prison Service maintains a systematic policy of medical negligence toward Palestinian detainees. read full story / add a comment
palestine / gaza siege / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 09, 2014 22:01   image 3 images
More than a week has passed since the ceasefire started and yet no significant easing of the blockade has been seen. Drones are still circulating over the rooftops, maybe carrying deadly cargo. read full story / add a comment
gaza strip / human rights / opinion/analysis Saturday September 06, 2014 21:45   image 2 images
With nearly all of its water now contaminated, with basic medicines lacking, and some 200,000 of its population unemployed, Gaza demands the lifting of the blockade. A delegation of 13 European members of parliament has been refused entry into the region by Israel. read full story / add a comment
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