User: newstrust Topic: Israel-Palestine Conflict
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They're Palestinians, not 'Israeli Arabs' 28.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Can you imagine reading an editorial in a respected newspaper today discussing the rights of "Negroes" or "Chinamen"? Probably not. And yet, like other newspapers in this country, The Times continues to use the generic term "Arabs" or "Israeli Arabs" to refer to the Palestinians who live...
Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi intervention in Yemen, says Riyadh backs extremists 28.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to Middle East peace talks, might hit at trade 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Israel killed more Palestinians in 2014 than in any other year since 1967 27.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

More than 2,300 Palestinians killed and more than 17,000 injured, according to annual report by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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2014 devastating year for Palestinians: UN report 27.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of '2014 devastating year for Palestinians: UN report' at newkerala.com.
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Amnesty International accuses militants in Gaza of war crimes in 2014 conflict 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Human rights group says militant organisations had killed both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles

Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militant organisations had committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles.

The report comes after two other reports issued in late 2014 that accused Israel of war crimes for attacks on multi-story civilian buildings and attacks on Palestinian residential homes during the war.

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Amnesty accuses Gazan militants of war crimes in 2014 Gaza war 26.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Religion news in brief 26.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Israel's Blatant Flouting of International Law Requires Presidential Response 25.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Following Israel's elections and re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's admission that he won't support the creation of a Palestinian state, President Obama must use the opportunity to halt the longstanding US policy of turning a blind eye to Israel's many violations of the law. Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo via ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com ) Truthout combats corporate power of everything by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! As Israeli voters went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he would oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. In what The New York Times called a "racist rant," he also proclaimed, "right-wing rule is in danger" because "Arab voters are streaming in huge quantities to the polling stations." James Besser, Washington correspondent for Jewish newspapers for 24 years, wrote that Israeli voters, "more clearly aware of Netanyahu's intent than ever," have chosen "the apartheid path." Netanyahu's remarks ...
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Obama admits differences with Netanyahu over 2-state policy 25.3.2015 Hindu: Home
US President Barack Obama has said that he has a business like relationship with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while acknowledging that they have differences over a two-state solut...
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Obama: No ‘meaningful framework’ in place for Palestinian state 25.3.2015 Washington Post
President Obama on Tuesday said that the possibility of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians seems “very dim” in the wake of comments Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made before his reelection last week.Read full article >>
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Lawmakers question report on Israel sharing secrets from Iran talks 25.3.2015 L.A. Times - World News
Senior lawmakers cast doubt Tuesday on a report that Israel spied on nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers and shared its findings with members of Congress, a claim that comes as the international talks near a potential pivotal stage.
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Will Democrats Back Obama's UN Push for Two States in Israel-Palestine? 25.3.2015 Truthout.com
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets members of Congress after addressing a joint meeting in the Capitol Building in Washington, March 3, 2015. Public engagement with congressional Democrats can help change the balance of forces on Israel-Palestine diplomacy, says Robert Naiman. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times) The Obama administration has broadcast that since Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there will never be a Palestinian state so long as Netanyahu remains Prime Minister of Israel, the US may end its policy of blocking consideration of the Israel-Palestine conflict at the United Nations Security Council. In particular, the US may support a Security Council resolution that lays out parameters for a diplomatic resolution of the conflict, and the US may support a resolution against Israeli settlements in the West Bank. If the Obama administration makes such a move, will Democrats support it? Here is some preliminary evidence that Democrats will be ready to support the ...
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Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government 24.3.2015 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors world of Israeli politics, a centrist government more amenable to peace negotiations could easily emerge at the last minute instead....
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Palestinian conflict continues to destroy human life: UN rights official 24.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Palestinian conflict continues to destroy human life: UN rights official' at newkerala.com.
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Netanyahu apologizes to Israeli Arabs for comment widely criticized as racist 24.3.2015 Washington Post
JERUSALEM — Newly reelected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized Monday to Israel’s Arab citizens for an inflammatory comment he made on election day last week.Netanyahu won a decisive victory in last Tuesday’s parliamentary election, despite pollsters suggesting that his Likud party might face defeat after two terms in power.Read full article ...
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AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear 23.3.2015 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection last week....
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Top Obama aide to address US Jewish group amid delicate relations with Israel 23.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will give keynote speech at J Street conference, where activists share more ideals with Obama than Netanyahu

Beset by questions about the US’s relationship with Israel and the new partisan rifts dividing it, the White House has sent an emissary to an American Jewish group to deliver a speech that may reveal changing contours in a decades-long marriage of unconditional support.

On Monday, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will give the keynote address at the final event of J Street’s 2015 conference, a three-day gathering of students, activists and lobbyists who attend sessions such as “Beyond the Green Line: Are Settlements an Obstacle to Peace?” and a gala meant to inspire them to take their ideas into the halls of the Capitol.

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Barack Obama: Netanyahu comments make Palestinian negotiations harder 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

US president criticises Israeli PM over pre-election remarks on two-state solution and Arab Israelis voting

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Barack Obama says it is now 'hard to find a path' on Israeli-Palestinian peace 22.3.2015 CNN-IBN: World
In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader's pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it "hard to find a path" toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue.
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