Bomb explodes at central Jerusalem bus stop

Just when everybody’s nerves are stretched as taut as they could be, the terrible news arrived this afternoon about a blast at a bus stop in central West Jerusalem, near the central bus station, the International Convention Center, and then entrance to Jerusalem from the highway to Tel Aviv. The cause turned out, after initial […]

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Meanwhile, Gaza's agony sharpens and deepens – UPDATED

What is the worth, the value, of assigning blame here? It doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t stop anything. This weekend, Hamas went crazy, and Israel too. There. Now, what? It’s simply no longer possible to say who went crazy first, or who went crazy more. This discussion is sickening. Israel attacked and killed people in [&hell...

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PCHR lawyer sees Gaza Power Plant's Dirar Abu Sisi in Ashkelon Prison

The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported today that a PCHR-retained lawyer met Derar Abu Sisi, the kidnapped Gaza Power Plant’s Director of Operations, yesterday for the first time in an Israeli prison in Ashkelon. The PCHR said that Abu Sisi was kidnapped by Israel’s national intelligence agency, Mossad, on 18...

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UNSC adopts resolution authorizing protection of civilians in Libya

The UN Security Council acted overnight to authorize — some say, belatedly — international action to protection of civilians and areas of civilian population that are under threat of attack in Libya, by adopting UNSC Resolution 1973. It began by calling for an immediate cease-fire. The text explicitly mentions Benghazi, which is was und...

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March 18 in Ramallah's Manara Square – protesters still there

This picture — of young men cleaning up Ramallah’s central Manara Square after sunrise this Friday morning – was just Tweeted – thanks to @PalYouthVoice. which also Tweeted that some 50 people slept there overnight to maintain the vigil for political reform (starting with unity, continuing to representation) in very politica...

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