Yes, there was a decision

The AP has just reported that Hamas leader in Gaza, Mahmoud Zahar, has just reportedly accused the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat of encouraging Hamas attacks in Israel after the failure of the Camp David negotiations in late July 2000. Zahar is considered one of the “hard line” Hamas leaders, and certainly bitter [he has […]

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Great article, great man

I’ve kept this link open so I wouldn’t forget to write about it: Johann Hari’s profile in The Independent of Israeli journalist for Haaretz Gideon Levy. The title, catchy: “Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?” Levy was interviewed in Scotland as he was visiting to promote his […]

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Footage shows Silwan settler guard

A videotape has been aired that casts “grave doubt” on the explanation given by Israeli settler guard who killed one [it is not clear if there was a also second death] Palestinian man a week ago at 4 am in Silwan. UPDATE: It has now become clear that there was only one Palestinian death in […]

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Israeli Navy has now boarded Jewish Boat to Gaza

Haaretz is now reporting that the IDF has announced that its naval forces have boarded the Jewish Boat that wanted to go to Gaza. This is posted here. According to Haaretz, “A navy boat shadowing the ‘Irene’ made radio contact with the activists late Tuesday morning, asking: ‘Where are you going? Where did you come […...

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A beautiful newborn baby boy

This photo, posted on the Jerusalem Post website, shows the beautiful new baby boy who was born after his mother, an Israeli settler, was shot and injured, as was her husband, while driving on Road 60, “near Hebron” according to news reports, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank: . The baby was […]

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No news about Jewish boat to Gaza on Monday morning (0830 am)

There is no news yet, at 0830 on Monday morning, about the progress of the Jewish Boat to Gaza — the Irene, which left Cyprus yesterday afternoon with some 10 passengers and crew on board, apparently all Jewish, with a number of Israeli citizens and one Israeli TV journalist. There is nothing in the English-language […]

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Egyptian trial of policemen charged in blogger Khaled Said's death

The AP has reported two police officers went on trial Saturday in the death of Egyptian blogger Khaled Said on 6 June [was it 7 June?] in Alexandria. The one-day session will resume on 23 October. Said was accosted, apparently by plainclothes policemen, while in an internet cafe. His battered body was found hours later […]

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