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Gaza Plan 'Relieves Israel of Responsibility'
World  (tags: middle-east, Gaza, palestine, israel, Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Fatah, UN, donors, Gaza Plan, reconstruction )

Evelyn
- 9 hours ago - m.aljazeera.com
"Complicated mechanisms are being created to manoeuvre around the problem, not address it," said Tartir, programme director of Al Shabaka. "This means more money is wasted and Palestinians' dependency status is entrenched."
Israeli Democracy: A Convenient Illusion
World  (tags: world, Israel, democracy, dishonesty, ethics, Arabs, Jews, rights, freedoms, power, government, politics, middle-east )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - globalresearch.ca
Israel's more hypocrisy than democracy. Rhetoric belies longstanding policy. Nothing ahead suggests change. Israel's an ethnocracy. It's polar opposite democracy. Jews alone have power. Arabs have no say. The Law of Return affords it solely to Jews.
Europe Wearies of Netanyahu's Diversions
World  (tags: Europe, Palestine, Israel, Netanyahu, Human Rights, illegal settlement expansion, middle-east, news, violence, world, politics, government, ethics, freedoms, conflict, society )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Stephens's piece is a full-on attack on Netanyahu for his latest settlement expansion, which guaranteed the passage of the British Parliament's Palestinian state recognition, a monument of bipartisanship in the House of Commons.
International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza ... With Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers
World  (tags: violence, war, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, sweat shops, dishonesty, ethics, politics, middle-east, interesting, society, news, corruption, conflict, government, world, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has brought with it a depressingly familiar ritual: The Israeli military destroys large swaths of the ghettoized coastal enclave, leaving tens of thousands homeless, a trail of carnage and piles of rubble.
Could Iraq's Tribes Provide the Glue That Keeps the Country From Falling Apart?
World  (tags: world, politics, iraq, government, middle-east, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 1 day ago - csmonitor.com
Saddam Hussein tapped Iraq's tribes, which cross geographic and ethnic lines, to bolster his regime. Now some tribesmen are offering to help fend off the self-declared Islamic State.
VIDEO - Short Film: Mads Gilbert and Gaza (on Hamas and 'Terrorists', Israel and Apartheid)   video
World  (tags: Israeli attacks- masacres, Gaza 2014, ethnic cleansing, BDS, end all US AID TO iSRAEL, NOW, apartheid, occupation-colonization of Palestine-Gaz, HumanRights, freedoms, news, terrorism, world, middle-east, media, death, Refugees&Relief )

Jess
- 2 days ago - youtu.be
Dr. Gilbert contemplates the attacks, what it means to be defined "a terrorist", the united Palestinians, and why peace for all has to begin with Israel ending the suppression of the Palestinian people - and now lift the siege of Gaza.
When a Story Becomes a Casualty of War - Young Musicians in Gaza (See Video)
Offbeat  (tags: middle-east, palestine, Gaza, music school, instruments, music competition )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - nytimes.com
This past spring, NYT journalists reported on a class of Palestinian children who hoped to compete in a music competition in East Jerusalem. Shortly after the story was completed, war broke out in Gaza, and the video's tone felt inappropriate.
Recognition's Diplomatic Leverage Could Strengthen Palestinian Rights
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, Human Rights, Recognition of the Palestinian state, UK, Europe, Sweden, US, UN, ICC, Civil Liberties )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - nytimes.com
European recognition of a Palestinian state could well pressure Israel to behave in accordance with international law. But whatever the ultimate outcome, one state or two, you can't go wrong with rights.
ISIS May Have Chemical Weapons
World  (tags: ISIS, chemical weapons, world, politics, war, violence, middle-east, humanrights, interesting, ethics )

Cal
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Islamic State militant group may possess chemical weapons that it has already used to extend its self-proclaimed caliphate, according to photos taken by Kurdish activists and examined by Israeli researchers.
The Father of Arab Karate, His Turbulent Life and His Last Resting Place in the Nile
Offbeat  (tags: conflict, violence, society, karate, Arab, Nile, peace, Japanese, middle-east, humans, interesting )

Naoko
- 5 days ago - mainichi.jp
Okamoto had dreamed that through karate the Arab world would achieve independence, cast off domination by the West, and achieve a peace and unity that goes beyond religion. The current situation is far from that.
ISIS's Nightmare: Fierce Kurdish Women Fighters
World  (tags: world, war, violence, middle-east, iraq, ISIS, women in battle, politics, humanrights )

Cal
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
In the battle for Kobani, Syria, Kurdish women warriors are said to terrify ISIS.
Tension Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Returns After Signs of Improved Ties
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, palestine, iran, society )

Cal
- 7 days ago - jpost.com
Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other's interventions in the Middle East in a sign that tensions between the rival Gulf powers remain high despite top-level meetings this summer.
How Big Should Israel Be?
World  (tags: israel, HumanRights, middle-east, palestine, Refugees&Relief )

Barry
- 7 days ago - barrywastingtime.blogspot.com
When Israel needs more arable land, should it say, "No more," and limit immigration, or should it take more land from its neighbors?
British Parliament to Vote on Recognition of Palestinian State on Monday
World  (tags: UK, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, illegal settlements, Palestinian State, Human Rights, freedoms, world, politics, government, ethics, conflict, war, violence, news, middle-east )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The UK broached the idea of acknowledging a Palestinian state by vote after Israel declared its largest settlement expansion yet at the close of summer.Just as the war between Israel and Gaza was cooling, Israeli officials announced tenders for settlement
OP-ED: Sooner or Later, Hezbollah Will Push Lebanon Over the Edge
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, war, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 9 days ago - now.mmedia.me
Hezbollah is aggressively putting out the message that it is willing to heat things up on the border
 

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