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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
- 1 hour 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
- 2 hours 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...
World Bank to Roll Back Safeguards for Indigenous People
World  (tags: world, politics, WorldBank, protections for indigenous peoples, safeguards, indigenous rights, humanrights, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - theecologist.org
If passed by the Bank's Board, the changes would strip away a raft of essential human rights protections..
Pints With Politics as Scottish Pubs Debate Independence
World  (tags: world, politics, society, Scottish independence, Scottish independence from the UK, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', news, government )

Cal
- 19 hours ago - therakyatpost.com
Talking politics in British pubs can be a tricky subject but Scotland's independence referendum has prompted two Glasgow bars to pin their "Yes" and "No" colours to the counter.
The Possible Price of Scottish Independence
World  (tags: world, UK, Scotland, independence, freedoms, economy, government, politics, news, humans )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - time.com
When Scottish voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not Scotland should stay part of the United Kingdom, many will be looking to their wallets as much as to their sense of national identity.
Israeli Leaders Condemn Military Refuseniks as 'Criminal'
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, military, ethics, dishonesty, Human Rights, freedoms, rights, middle-east, news, government, politics, world, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
Israeli leaders on Monday condemned members of an elite military intelligence unit as "criminal" for signing a letter last week declaring their refusal to spy on Palestinians, local media reported.
The Lonely Path of Israel's Military Dissenters
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, military, ethics, government, middle-east, world, politics, news, crime, violence, conflict, freedoms, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
Those who refuse to serve in Gaza war face brief jail sentences, but they believe their small number will slowly grow. The IDF was unable to answer Al Jazeera's query about the number of soldiers who'd declined to serve in Gaza, and what consequences...
Islamic State's Funding Exceeds That Of Any Other Terrorist Group In History
World  (tags: ISIL, money, oil smuggling, human trafficking, world, terrorism, violence, middle-east, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
IS militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence...
Israeli Military Demolishes West Bank Dairy Factory Benefitting Orphans Despite Court Appeal
World  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, dishonesty, destruction, violence, freedoms, corruption, government, politics, middle-east, ethics, news, society, terrorism, world )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The factory was built in 2011 with the help of the Kuwait government. Its sole purpose was charity, providing work for graduated orphans, aiding neighboring schools and orphanages with the sum of its revenue, and buying ethically from local farmers who..
Palestinian Migrants Fleeing Gaza Strip Drowned in Mediterranean Sea
World  (tags: Human Rights, middle-east, sadness, Israeli persecution, Palestine, Gaza, escape, migrants, humans, news, violence, death, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
The migrants' bodies were pulled from the water by the Egyptian military after they received a distress call from the vessel, Palestinian news website Maan News reported. Egyptian navy and border guards rescued at least 72 others, among them Egyptian...
David Haines: Islamic State Group Video Shows Beheading of British Worker (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: violence, ISIS, world, David Haines, Human Rights, crime, death, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thestar.com
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
Israel Surveils and Blackmails Gay Palestinians to Make Them Informants
World  (tags: world, society, freedoms, Israel, Human Rights, blackmail, Gay Palestinians, government, ethics, crime, corruption, middle-east, violence, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Israel has sold itself internationally as a gay Mecca. Well here's a new spin on that claim: reports that Israeli intelligence pried into Palestinians' phone calls and internet activity so as to identify and blackmail Palestinian gays and turn them...
Term 'Islamic State' Is Slur on Our Faith, Say Leading Muslims
World  (tags: Human Rights, religion, Islamic State, Jihadists, Muslims, ethics, freedoms, government, media, middle-east, violence, world, death, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
Imams call on David Cameron and others to stop using phrase, which they say gives credibility to a terrorist organisation. Use of the jihadists' preferred title, they argue today, gives credibility to the Sunni militants and slurs the Islamic faith.
7-Mile Human Chain Forces Spain to Talk About Catalan Independence
World  (tags: Catalan independence, Spain, world, society, politics, interesting, government, news )

Cal
- 4 days ago - globalpost.com
Nothing says 'we are a nation' like thousands of people holding hands.
Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.
World  (tags: illegal aliens, deportations, Mrxico, US, world, politics, society, news, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 4 days ago - npr.org
The number of Central Americans reaching the U.S. border has dropped dramatically. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, 60 percent fewer unaccompanied minors were apprehended in August than at the height of the migration crisis earlier this summer.
 

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