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A Letter to the Outside

Republished from Shani Navitbar's Blog Dear Friends Outside, Many of you have written to me to ask how I was, and even those who didn't, I know, are thinking about me every now and again, and just don't know how to express what they are feeling. I myself have been meaning to write a blog post since the negotiation talks ended 4 months ago but have had a difficult time escaping clichés. It's loaded when you ...

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Peace demo under attack in Tel Aviv

July 26, 2014 PEPPER SPRAYED & PURSUED IN NORTH TEL AVIV Report from a peace demonstrator It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chant ...

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“Not in our name”

By Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. More than three thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful demonstration last night demanding an immediately cease fire, under the slogan "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies ", another everyday events held throughout the whole country. We are certain ...

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Israeli President Tells How Prime Minister Blocked Peace Agreement

Tel Aviv, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Israeli President Shimon Peres said in statements published on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prevented the signing of the peace agreements with the Palestinians in 2011. There was a draft agreement negotiated by (Palestinian Pressident Mahmud) Abbas and I in secret meetings in Jordan, but Netanyahu asked me to wait because he thought that then British Prime ...

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Mahmoud Abbas: Negotiations with Israel aren’t at a deadlock

    Deutsche Welle, Press Release The peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis "are difficult but they haven't reached a deadlock," said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an interview with DW in Berlin during his visit to Germany. Palestinian President Abbas rejected media reports claiming that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have come to a standstill. Concerning a report in the I ...

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Hope and Pessimism as Israelis and Palestinians Resume Talks

By Mitchell Plitnick for IPS News. WASHINGTON, Oct 4 2013 (IPS) - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators returned to the negotiating table on Thursday, ready to put claims by the United States that it will engage more forcefully in the negotiating process to the test. The talks, which paused for the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, have been struggling amidst Palestinian complaints of Israeli f ...

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Netanyahu’s new Israeli government: Here we go again

By Alon Ben-Meir, Professor of International Relations, Center for Global Affairs at NYU. At the eleventh hour, Prime Minister Netanyahu hustled to put his coalition government together only two days before President Obama’s visit to Israel. Undoubtedly, Netanyahu’s last-ditch effort was prompted by his incontrovertible desire to be the sitting, rather than the caretaker, prime minister in his meeting with ...

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UN: Ban renews call to rescind plans for new Israeli settlements after on-site protests

14 January 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon again called on Israel today to withdraw new settlement plans for East Jerusalem while stressing that protests over the plans, as well as reactions to them, must remain peaceful, noting that they had been largely non-violent so far. “The Secretary-General is following with concern developments regarding the announced plans for Israeli settlement ...

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Israeli Occupation Demolishes Palestinian Houses, Structures in Hebron

Following on Pressenza's recent coverage of the eviction by Israeli forces of the attempted new village on Palestinian territories , Israel starts clearing more land in preparation for settlements. On Monday 14th January, bulldozers of the Israeli occupation authority demolished several Palestinian houses, agricultural structures and barracks belonging to al-Hathaleen family, adjacent to the settlement of ' ...

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Palestinian Village of Bab Al-Shams Violently Evicted

Although established on privately owned Palestinian lands, Israel forcefully expelled residents of the village in a pre-dawn raid this morning. Six required medical attention Sunday 13th January, shortly before 3 am, hundreds of Israeli cops and soldiers staged a raid on the newly founded Palestinian village of Bab Al-shams (Gate of the Sun), violently evicting its 150 inhabitants. Use of police brutality i ...

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