The Military Wing of Fath has now re-emerged: control is slipping from the hands of Abbas

July 23rd, 2014 No comments
The military wing of the Fath Movement, which was closed down by Abbas, has now re-emerged and is calling for confrontation with Israeli terrorist troops in the West Bank.

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Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear – Businessweek

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

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Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear
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When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines …
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Coke Brothers

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn’t touch. And that’s not all bad.
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Richard Engel said that? I am impressed

July 23rd, 2014 No comments
“If you strangle a people, deny them supply, for years, extreme reaction is inevitable. the one begets the other.”

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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hands with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The two men were set to hold a joint news conference regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."

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U.S. Presses Israel to Wind Down Gaza Offensive

July 22nd, 2014 No comments
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A Little Good News . . .

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

Bigger post aere coming,eanwhile, amid so much bad news, some good news from The Daily Star: “AUB joins NYU to digitize 100,000 Arabic volumes.”
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Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

Israeli police officers secure a destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.

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The Forgotten Victims of the War in Ukraine

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

We’re right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn’t mean
we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.
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U.N. Security Council considers Gaza ceasefire resolution

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated coastal enclave. It welcomes an Egyptian-led bid to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants and “condemns all violence and hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of terrorism,” according to a draft obtained by Reuters. A similar resolution was adopted by the 15-member Security Council in 2009, with 14 votes in favor. The United States, a close ally of Israel, abstained because Washington first wanted to see the outcome of Egyptian mediation efforts at the time.
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