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Stitching Dreams in Gaza

A former banker laid off from her job has found relief in embroidery BY Sami Abu Salem Palestinians in Gaza have had to turn to creative ways to earn a livelihood as the decade-long Israeli siege has led to dire economic situation. One such creative outlet—handicrafts—has seen a resurgence in the past few years; an abandoned

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Israel Licks Wounds as Iran Sanctions End, Looks to Future U.S. Aid

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 18 – Israel bristled on Sunday at the lifting of international sanctions on Iran and vowed to flag up any violations of its arch-foe’s nuclear restrictions while drawing on U.S. defense aid to prepare for a possible military face-off in the future. The International Atomic Energy Agency on Saturday ruled

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Hebrew Graffiti at Jerusalem Monastery Threatens Christians

JERUSALEM, Jan 17 – Israel ordered a high-priority police investigation on Sunday into anti-Christian messages scrawled in Hebrew on the walls and doors of a Jerusalem monastery, saying they marked an assault on religious harmony. “Idols will be extirpated” – a line lifted from the Jewish prayer service – and “Christians Go to Hell” were

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Palestinians Arrest Negotiations Aide Suspected of Spying for Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 17 – Palestinian officials said on Sunday they had arrested a member of their peace negotiating department for spying for Israel, a development likely to deepen distrust between the sides at a time of deadlocked diplomacy and simmering street violence. The man, whose name was not released, is part of the

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Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Kills Palestinian

GAZA, Jan 13  – An Israeli aircraft attacked a group of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday who the military said planned to detonate a bomb at the border with Israel, and Palestinian hospital officials said one man was killed. Local residents in the Hamas Islamist-run enclave said the incident occurred on a beach

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Truth and Lies

Israel’s unwillingness to dismantle the settlements, crushes the ‘Palestinian State’ solution BY Ben White Ever since the the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, successive Israeli governments have taken advantage of every opportunity at hand to increase the settlers’ population  in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The illegality

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Blurred Future

Golan residents find their loyalties being tested BY NOUR SAMAHA Earlier this month, under the cover of rain and thick fog, several Hezbollah fighters snuck across the Lebanese border into the mountainous terrain of the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms. Their mission was clear: To plant an improvised explosive device, (IED), on a road frequented by Israeli

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Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead Two Palestinian Assailants

BEKAOT CHECKPOINT, West Bank, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian men who tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Israeli military said, part of a wave of violence now in its fourth month. The soldiers were not injured in the confrontation at

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Israel Destroys Homes of Palestinians Involved in Killing Israelis

BY Maher Abukhater WEB EXCLUSIVE JERUSALEM – Israel destroyed two homes on Monday of Palestinians involved in attacking and killing Israelis almost three months ago. A large number of Israeli police personnel surrounded Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem since early morning and proceeded to destroy homes for the Elyan and Abu Jamal families. Bahaa Elyan

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Israeli Arab Named As Suspect in Tel Aviv Bar Shooting

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Jan 3 – Police in Israel were hunting on Saturday for an Israeli Arab identified as the suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting attack on a Tel Aviv bar, a case they described as “complex and unique”. Nashat Melhem, 29, from the village of Arara in northern Israel was still at large

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