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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
- 20 hours 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.
Decent Respect
World  (tags: UK Parliament, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Politics )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - zope.gush-shalom.org
"In an atmosphere of great enthusiasm, the British parliament adopted with a huge majority (274 for, a mere 12 against) a pro-Israeli motion...Over half the seats were occupied, more than usual...the opponents of Israel were in hiding and did not dare .."
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.
Tension Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Returns After Signs of Improved Ties
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, palestine, iran, society )

Cal
- 6 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
- 6 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?
That Anti-Semitic British Parliament Recognizes Palestine
World  (tags: Palestine, Palestinian, sate, British, Parliament, Israel, recognize )

Sam
- 6 days ago - nytimes.com
Britain's Parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution to give diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state.
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
- 6 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
Sweden Rebuffs the US on Palestine
World  (tags: Sweden, U.S., Israel, Palestine, government, politics, freedoms, ethics, middle-east, news, society )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Sweden's declaration to recognize Palestine is a powerful move that challenges other EU members that have toed a common policy line on Israel and Palestine for years.
Sweden to Recognize Palestinian State
World  (tags: Sweden, recognize, Palestine, Palestinian, state )

Sam
- 15 days ago - bbc.com
Sweden will join more than 130 other countries that recognize a Palestinian state.
The Month in Pictures: September 2014 ~ DIARIES: LIVE FROM PALESTINE
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, middle-east, freedoms, politics, violence, death, children, humans, society )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The Gaza ceasefire reached on 9/26 after 51 days of catastrophic violence was maintained during Sept. despite Israel's failure to lift the siege. Israeli naval forces fired on Palestinian fishing boats and farmers.Two mortars were fired from Gaza towards
Mahmoud Abbas Calls on UN to Back Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal
World  (tags: Palestine, Israel, US, Abbas, UNGA, GAZA, OT, war crimes, peace plan, Obama, Netanyahu )

Angelika
- 22 days ago - theguardian.com
"It is impossible, and I repeat- it is impossible- to return to the whirlwind cycle of negotiations that failed to deal with the substance of the matter and the fundamental question.
NYT Op Ed - Mairav Zonszein: How Israel Silences Dissent
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza, NYT, Mairav Zonszein )

Evelyn
- 22 days ago - nytimes.com
The vilification of the few Israelis who don't subscribe to right-wing doctrine is not new. Similar acts of incitement occurred before the assassination of Rabin in 1995. But now they have multiplied, escalated and spread.
What Israel Has Done After the Ceasefire
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza, Hamas, post-Ceasefire, acts of destruction )

Evelyn
- 32 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has ... (read on)
According to Yesha Council, 7,500 New Settlers Have Moved Into West Bank in Last Six Months
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, illegal settlements, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, middle-east, violence, news, crime )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesha said that, back in January of 2014, 374,469 settlers lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and that the current number of settlers (382,031) is a 2% increase. It said that the biggest settlement is Beitar Illit settlement, located southwest of...
Put the Children First: Lift the Blockade on Gaza
World  (tags: Gaza Blockade, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, children, education, violence, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - haaretz.com
The opening of the school year in Gaza this week was the most harrowing in living memory. Hundreds of psychologists were on hand at all 252 UNRWA schools to lead a week of counseling for 241,000 students. We began with a roll call to see who was alive...
 

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