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A Delusional Netanyahu Sways Congress 6.3.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
A Delusional Netanyahu Sways Congress
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In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity 5.3.2015 NPR News
Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.
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How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria 5.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Yarmouk, near the centre of Damascus, prospered as a safe haven for Palestinians. Under siege, it is now a prison for its remaining residents, who survive on little food and water, with no hope of escape On 18 January 2014, barely five miles from the centre of Damascus – with President Bashar al‑Assad’s office complex visible in the distance – a small crowd of desperate people emerged from a seemingly uninhabited wasteland of bomb-shattered buildings. News had spread throughout Yarmouk, a district of the capital that is home to Syria’s largest community of Palestinians, that the government and rebel groups had agreed to allow a delivery of food, briefly opening a crack in a year-long siege that had starved the area’s civilians and caused dozens of deaths. Families had sent their strongest members to collect the newly arrived supplies, and the hungry throng filled the entire width of a street, throwing up dust in the morning light. The relief workers making the delivery recalled one woman, gaunt with ...
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AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate 4.3.2015 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state....
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AP Analysis: After speech on Iran, Netanyahu's prospects could hinge on White House response 4.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Netanyahu’s Troubling Subtext 3.3.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Netanyahu’s Troubling Subtext
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Gaza crisis resolution key to achieving regional peace: UN 3.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Gaza crisis resolution key to achieving regional peace: UN' at newkerala.com.
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Netanyahu’s Big Gamble 2.3.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Netanyahu’s Big Gamble
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In appealing to Congress, Netanyahu places a dicey political bet 2.3.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Three times in the past 20 years, an Israeli prime minister has headed into an election while openly battling a U.S. president. The first two times the incumbent lost, establishing the Israeli political maxim that endangering relations with Washington was ruinous. In 1999, the loser was Benjamin Netanyahu, who calculated, wrongly, that he could outmaneuver President Bill Clinton by appealing to Congress. Remarkably, a politician known for his caution has now bet his career, and the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance, on the same strategem. Three times in the past 20 years, an Israeli prime minister has headed into an election while openly battling a U.S. president. The first two times the incumbent lost, establishing the Israeli political maxim that endangering relations with Washington was ruinous. In 1999, the loser was Benjamin Netanyahu, who calculated, wrongly, that he could outmaneuver President Bill Clinton by appealing to Congress. Remarkably, a politician known for his caution has now bet his ...
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Anti-Israel divestment movement gaining traction at more US colleges; 'it's creating a debate' 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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The 20 photographs of the week 28.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The ceasefire in Ukraine, the suspension of professional football in Greece, Madonna’s fall at the Brit awards – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Israel to let water flow to West Bank development at center of political feud 27.2.2015 Washington Post
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intervened to allow the newly constructed Palestinian city of Rawabi in the West Bank to connect to Israeli-controlled water sources, Israeli senior officials said Friday.Read full article ...
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'Gaza rebuilding might take 100 years if Israeli blockade persists' 27.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ''Gaza rebuilding might take 100 years if Israeli blockade persists'' at newkerala.com.
How Gazan Natural Gas Became the Epicenter of an International Power Struggle 26.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat: these conflicts are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract, and market fossil fuels whose future consumption is guaranteed to lead to a set of cataclysmic environmental crises. Amid the many fossil-fueled conflicts in the region, one of them, packed with threats, large and small, has been largely overlooked, and Israel is at its epicenter. Its origins can be traced back to the early 1990s when Israeli and Palestinian leaders began sparring over rumored natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza. In the ensuing decades, it has grown into a many-fronted conflict involving several armies and three navies. In the process, it has already inflicted mindboggling misery on tens of thousands of Palestinians, and it threatens to add future layers of misery to the lives of people in Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus. Eventually, ...
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Aid agencies sound alarm on Gaza amid fears rebuilding could take a century 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Charities unite to point finger at international community over broken promises as they call for lifting of Israeli blockade so that rebuilding can begin Six months after the ceasefire, Gaza’s residents are still eking out a perilous existence in the shadow of ruined buildings. Traumatised children struggle with the horrors they have seen and teenagers lose hope in the future, said aid agencies, who criticised international donors for reneging on pledges to help. In a joint statement, 30 aid agencies, including UN bodies and international NGOs, said they were alarmed by the limited progress that had been made to rebuild devastated lives and tackle the root causes of the ...
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The human cost of the Israel Gaza conflict – in pictures 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Photographer Heidi Levine documents Palestinians living with life-changing injuries in Gaza

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West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel 26.2.2015 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory....
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As Netanyahu Tries to Stop US-Iran Deal, Leaked Cables Show Israeli Spies Reject His Nuke Claims 25.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
In what has been described as the biggest intelligence leak since Edward Snowden, Al Jazeera has begun publishing a series of spy cables from the world's top intelligence agencies. In one cable, the Israeli spy agency Mossad contradicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's own dire warnings about Iran's ability to produce a nuclear bomb within one year. In a report to South African counterparts in October 2012, the Mossad concluded Iran was "not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons." The explosive disclosure comes just as the United States and Iran have reported progress toward reaching a nuclear deal, an outcome Netanyahu will try to undermine when he addresses the U.S. Congress next week. We go to Doha to speak with Clayton Swisher, the head of Al Jazeera's investigative unit, which broke the Iran story and several others in a series of articles called, "The Spy Cables." TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AARON MATÉ: Just days before his ...
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Should Jews Flee Europe to Israel? 25.2.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Should Jews Flee Europe to Israel?
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Nation Briefs 24.2.2015 Durango Herald
Obama seeks tougher pension rulesWASHINGTON – Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and...
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