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Report: Netanyahu cancels plan for 20,000 new settlement units to avoid ‘unnecessary confrontation with the international community’ as Israel works to influence deal with Iran

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing New Peace Now/APN report: Bibi’s settlements boom — March-November 2013 UPDATE 12 Nov by Lara Friedman — Settlement boom even bigger than was known – …Over the past 8 months, tenders have been … Continue reading

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Israeli military advocate says it’s legal for IDF to train inside West Bank villages

Israel’s military advocate: IDF training inside Palestinian villages is legal Haaretz 3 Nov by Gili Cohen — There is no legal barrier to Israel Defense Forces training inside Palestinian villages in the West Bank, according to a document prepared by the IDF‘s Military Advocate … Continue reading

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26 Palestinian prisoners released as part of Israeli-Palestinian talks

Prisoner release In pictures: Jubilant scenes as Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners The Telegraph 30 Oct — A group of 21 prisoners from the West Bank left Ofer prison, near Jerusalem, shortly after 1:00 am (2300 GMT) and the other … Continue reading

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Israel announces Palestinian prisoner release and settlement expansion in the West Bank

 Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Apartheid Israel to issue tenders for new settlement units IMEMC 25 Oct — Israeli sources have reported that the Israeli Housing Ministry is planning to issue tenders for the construction of … Continue reading

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Palestinian cameraman shot in the head by Israeli soldier while covering military operation near Bil’in

Video: The martyr Mohammed Assi 22 Oct by Haitham Khatib — He was killed on the land of Bil‘in after being wanted for a year. His body was confiscated by the Israeli army despite the villagers’ attempt to claim it. … Continue reading

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Settler attacks on the rise as Palestinian olive harvest begins in the West Bank

The Olive Harvest PHOTOS: Settlers attack Palestinian olive pickers, damage trees 972mag 20 Oct by Michael Omer-Man — Palestinian olive growers and their trees were attacked across the northern West Bank on Sunday, resulting in at least four injuries and … Continue reading

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Right-wing Israeli activists continue provocations, raise Israeli flag at Al-Aqsa mosque

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Apartheid Israeli rightists raise flag in Aqsa compound BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 14 Oct — A group of Israeli right-wingers raised the Israeli flag while touring the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday, locals … Continue reading

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Mondoweiss is now ramping up our presence on Facebook. We’re posting a lot more frequently and are looking to jumpstart conversation on our Facebook page in addition to the comments page on this site.

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Palestinian villagers near Bethlehem visit their farmland after being barred by Israel for 13 years

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Silence of the lambs: A Palestinian hamlet on the brink of destruction Haaretz 11 Oct by Gideon Levy & Daniel Bar-On — The lambs due to be born soon in the village … Continue reading

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Israel expands ‘Trans-Samaria’ Highway connecting Tel Aviv to Jordan Valley, steals land from Palestinian villages in the process

compiled by Shadi Fadda Apartheid, Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Sarta villagers resist Brokhen settlers destruction of their land The aim behind the construction of the new road near the Jewish Colony of “Brokheen” and expanding it … Continue reading

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UN stats show Israeli home demolitions increased as peace talks started

Compiled, in Kate’s temporary absence, by Shadi Fadda of the Int’l Univ. of Sarajevo, who founded the Today in Palestine newslist back in 2002. Apartheid, Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Israel increases rate of home demolitions as … Continue reading

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15 arrested, 40 injured, as Palestinians protest Israeli provocations at al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa VIDEO: Palestinians protest against the Judaization of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Silwanic.net Wadi Hilweh Information Center  24 September http://silwanic.net/?p=42319 Details: the arrest of 15 Jerusalemites and injury of 40 others while condemnation of trying to Judaize Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Silwan, … Continue reading

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Over 300 right-wing Israelis enter al-Aqsa compound with armed guards

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Judaization of Islamic sites Jews challenge rules to claim heart of Jerusalem JERUSALEM (New York Times) 21 Sept by Jodi Rudoren — Small groups of Jews are increasingly ascending the Temple … Continue reading

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In 2012, settler population grew three times faster than rest of Israel

Jerusalem Post: Settlement population now represents 4.2% of overall population, according to CBS — The growth rate of the settler population in 2012 was five percent, which means that the number of Israelis in the West Bank increased at a pace almost three times as fast as the nation’s 1.9 percent growth rate last year, according to numbers released Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

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Egyptian navy and Israeli gunboats attack Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza

Gaza under blockade Egyptian navy attacks fishermen in Palestinian waters GAZA (PIC) 15 Sept — The Egyptian naval forces opened fire on Saturday evening at Palestinian fishermen and physically assaulted two of them during an incursion into the territorial waters … Continue reading

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Israeli Supreme Court defers decision on ‘Absentee Property Law’ in East Jerusalem, concerned about opening ‘Pandora’s box’

Absentee Property Law in East Jerudalem | | Israeli court may suspend law used to take over Palestinian land in Jerusalem Haaretz 11 Sept by Nir Hasson — Supreme Court justices indicated on Tuesday they want to stop invoking the … Continue reading

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Israeli court to decide whether govt can seize Palestinian land in East Jerusalem using ‘Absentees’ Property Law’

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Judaization Israel court to rule on controversial property law BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 10 Sept — Israel’s high court on Tuesday will discuss whether to apply a controversial law in East Jerusalem which … Continue reading

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‘Israel’s lawyer’ at it again: John Kerry pressuring EU to drop settlement boycott

US urges EU to postpone Israel settlement ban Al Jazeera 8 Sept — US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the European Union to postpone a planned ban on EU financial assistance to Israeli organisations in the occupied Palestinian … Continue reading

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Holland’s largest engineering firm pulls out of East Jerusalem project over international law concerns

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(Haaretz) Dutch infrastructure giant Royal HaskoningDHV announced Friday that it has decided to withdraw from a project it planned with the Jerusalem municipality because it will be built over the Green Line.

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Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron for Rosh Hashanah

Ma’an: Israeli authorities will close the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron to Palestinian worshipers during the Jewish new year, a Palestinian official said Monday.

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Mondoweiss partners with TinyPass for Fall drive — $5 a reader

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Later this afternoon we’re unveiling a new donation campaign. We want $5– at least– from every regular reader to help keep this site going. If you’re a visitor, welcome– please check us out. But if you’re someone who’s come to rely on the information and opinion at this site, we need your support, and urgently.

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Video: My friend frees bird caught in garage

I was a phoebe, nothing more, Emily Dickinson wrote, and Justin Allen underlines the theme in a video saving a phoebe trapped in a garage

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al-Araqib activist: ‘Prison is better for me than being deported’

Negev activist: Prison better than displacement BEERSHEBA (Ma‘an) 27 Aug — A prominent activist in the Negev village of al-Araqib said Tuesday that he would rather stay in prison than be displaced from his village. Sayah al-Touri was arrested on … Continue reading

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Egypt closes Rafah crossing to Gaza indefinitely

Gaza Witnesses: Israeli navy fires at Gaza fishing boats GAZA CITY (Ma‘an) 20 Aug — Israel’s navy opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the northern coast of Gaza on Tuesday, witnesses said. Israeli ships fired several shells at the boats, … Continue reading

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‘A provocation against the Palestinians, the Americans and the whole world’: Israel approves yet another 942 settlement homes before talks get underway

AFP: Jerusalem’s municipality has approved 942 new settlement units for occupied East Jerusalem, a local official said Tuesday, on the eve of the scheduled resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians. The units are in addition to the more than 1,000 settlement homes approved by Israel on Sunday, in a move that has angered the Palestinians and drawn fire from the international community.

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