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Giving Peace Very Little Chance 5.2.2016
Exclusive: What the next U.S. president can do to bring endless warfare to an end is one of the most important issues of Campaign 2016, but it is getting only a cursory treatment in debates as politicians seem to fear neocon wrath if they seek peace, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry After nearly 15…
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Saudi Arabia donates $59 million to UN agency assisting Palestine refugees 5.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 5 : Shelters, schools and health centres in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan will benefit from $59 million donated by Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Near East under three agreements signed on Thursday.
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Israeli military seals off Palestinian attackers' village 4.2.2016 Hindu: Home
Israel says the violence has been fuelled by a Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement. The Palestinians say it is rooted in frustrations stemming from nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation.
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Hillary Clinton’s Hawkish Record 2.2.2016
Surviving Iowa in a dead heat with Sen. Bernie Sanders, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now hopes her establishment-backed campaign will grind down her opposition and pave the way for her presidential nomination. But many Democrats remain leery of her hawkish foreign policy, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Hillary Clinton likes to extol her foreign policy credentials, particularly…
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Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures 1.2.2016 AP Top News
HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications and holding visiting teaching positions over the years at leading North American universities....
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Stationery chain Typo pulls world globe that names Palestine over Israel 1.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Map sparks charges of anti-Semitism, but company’s decision to halt production of the globes leads to boycott threats by Palestine advocates

The Australian stationery chain Typo has inadvertently waded into one of the world’s thorniest political conflicts, pulling a line of globes that named Palestine but omitted to label Israel.

The design choice, which saw Israel and 12 other countries represented by a number on the map, corresponding to a legend at the base of the globe, prompted threats of boycott and charges of anti-Semitism by supporters of the Jewish state.

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UN chief 'alarmed' by Hamas leadership's pledge to keep building tunnels, firing rockets at Israel 31.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Jan 31 : Alarmed by recent statements from the Hamas leadership in Gaza about the group's intention to continue building tunnels and firing rockets at Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said such remarks and actions do "serious disservice" to the enclave's long-suffering people and put at risk the international community's humanitarian and development efforts.
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Israel's liberal artists decry attempts to limit expression 30.1.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's cultural class is increasingly alarmed by what many see as a tightening noose on freedom of expression, as a hard-line government minister seeks to cut off funding for artists who are critical of the state and activists accuse them of outright treason....
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Road project puts Israel, EU on collision course 27.1.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A narrow country road outside Jerusalem has turned into a new battleground between Israel and the European Union, deepening a dispute between the allies over Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank....
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India calls for united action against extremist organisations in West Asia 27.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, Jan 27 : India has called for united action against extremist and radicalized organisations operating in northern Iraq and Syria in order to stop the "dangerous trends" endangering peace and stability in the Middle East and Gulf regions. It also called for a "comprehensive political resolution" of the conflict, bringing all parties to the negotiating table, but said it should be a "Syrian-led process".
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UN chief delivers impassioned plea to Israelis and Palestinians to compromise for peace 27.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Jan 27 :Condemning Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians, highlighting growing Palestinian frustration at a half century of occupation, and calling on Israel to change its settlement and other policies, United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesdayurged both sides to seize the "historic challenge" of compromise to secure a two-state solution.
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Shmuel Rosner 26.1.2016 NY Times: Editorials
Shmuel Rosner
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Ban calls on Israel to change policy after reported take-over of West Bank land 22.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Jan 22 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "substantial policy changes on the ground" by Israel, voicing deep concern at reports that the Government has declared of 370 acres in the occupied West Bank south of Jericho as so-called "state land."
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Palestinians lambast Airbnb's West Bank settlement listings 20.1.2016 AP Top News
NOFEI PRAT, West Bank (AP) -- Like many vacation rental operators around the world, Moshe Gordon has listed his property on Airbnb, luring visitors with a stunning vista of desert landscape and boasting of proximity to both Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. What it doesn't mention is that the "cozy fully furnished" apartment, with its cable TV, Internet and hiking trails, is in a West Bank settlement....
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Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains 14.1.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's 92-year-old former President Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Thursday following chest pains and underwent a heart procedure, his spokeswoman said....
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Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over rejection of pro-Israel ad by MBTA 12.1.2016 Boston Globe: Latest
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a pro-Israel group that wants to put ads on Boston-area mass transit that authorities rejected as ...
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Palestinian on hunger strike in Israel in critical condition 11.1.2016 Hindu: Home
A contentious law passed last year allows Israel to force-feed a hunger striker if his life is in danger, even if the prisoner refuses.
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More detail, new security questions about 2011 Clinton email 10.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The State Department provided more detail Saturday about a 2011 document at the center of Hillary Clinton's latest email controversy, as an official said the former secretary of state never received the paper by nonsecure fax. But many other questions remained unanswered. Clinton, whose ...
Radical Israeli rabbis come under fire amid settler violence 7.1.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A small group of extremist Israeli rabbis who for years have made incendiary remarks against Arabs are drawing criticism from lawmakers and moderate religious leaders after authorities broke up a ring of Jewish extremists accused in a series of attacks on Palestinian and Christian targets....
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Unusual shooting attack sets off panic in Israeli heartland 5.1.2016 AP Top News
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- For all its years of strife, Israel has rarely seen anything quite like this: an armed, wanted Arab killer on the loose, spreading fear across the land....
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