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Lieberman’s Statements Risk More Anti-Israel Anger

  In the latest in a series of belligerent statements about European criticism of Israeli plans for Jewish settlements, Mr Lieberman told a conference in Herzliya that international guarantees of support for Israel resembled the approach of Britain and France towards Czechoslovakia before its dismemberment by Hitler in the run up to the Second World War. "All the expressions and promises of commitment ...

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Israel Tanks, Bulldozers Enter Gaza In 1st Post-Truce Incursion

  Israeli forces have conducted a limited incursion into the Gaza Strip’s southern city of Khan Yunis for the first time after a cease-fire agreement ended the Israeli regime’s offensive on the blockaded coastal sliver. 
 Local sources reported on Monday that the Israeli army tanks and bulldozers launched the brief intrusion into the eastern city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. The Tel Aviv regime’s re ...

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Mossad Try To Kill Hamas Leader Fiasco

  During his first term as Israel's leader 15 years ago, Mr Netanyahu authorised a risky attempt to assassinate Mr Meshaal in the Jordanian capital, Amman. This decision amounted to a backhanded compliment of sorts: Mr Meshaal had only become the leader of Hamas's "political bureau" a year earlier in 1996. The dispatch of an Israeli hit squad so early in his leadership betrayed his rapid ascent into th ...

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Netanyahu Brushes Off World Condemnation Of Settlement Plans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off world condemnation of Israel's plans to expand Jewish settlements after the Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood. "We will carry on building in Jerusalem and in all the places that are on the map of Israel's strategic interests," a defiant Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting. 
 In another blow to the Palestinian Authority (P ...

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Voices From The Occupation

On 18 November 2012, a 10-year-old boy is killed along with his father when the water truck they are travelling in is destroyed by an Israeli drone in Gaza. Ten-year-old Ashour lived with his family in the Jabalia refugee camp, north Gaza. His father Suheil worked distributing mineral water to households in Gaza. “He did not have a fixed schedule,” explains Ashour’s uncle, Ali. “He would deliver clean water ...

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Israel To Steal Palestinian Tax Funds Over UN Vote

Israel said Sunday it would withhold more than $100 million in tax revenue this month from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, the latest reaction to last week's U.N. vote recognizing the Palestinian territories as a "nonmember observer state." Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he would use the money to repay part of an outstanding Palestinian debt -- estimated to be about $180 million -- to ...

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US Pledges More Money For Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’

The US defense chief has vowed to continue enhancing the Israeli regime’s so-called Iron Dome missile shield which proved ineffective in face of Palestinians’ retaliatory rocket in the recent war on the Gaza Strip. 
 In a Pentagon press conference with his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak on Thursday, American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, however, praised the system, adding, “Today, I assured the minister ...

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‘Why I Am No Longer A Zionist’

I'm a nice Jewish boy from North West London. I was brought up in a family that was never particularly religious – we belonged to a Reform synagogue, not an Orthodox one - but where my Jewish identity was considered extremely important, and where support for Israel was an absolute given. Not blanket, unquestioning support, but support nonetheless. As a teenager I was heavily involved in RSY-Netzer, the Zion ...

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Nobel Prize Winners Call For Boycott Of IDF Over Gaza Assault

A group of Nobel peace prize-winners, prominent artists and activists have issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel following its assault on the Gaza Strip this month. The letter also denounces the US, EU and several developing countries for what it describes as their "complicity" through weapons sales and other military support in the attack that killed 160 Palestinians, many of them c ...

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Israel Test-Fires ‘Magic Wand’ Missile Shield After Iron Dome Failure

The Israeli regime has completed the first round of tests on a new missile shield system following a failure of its Iron Dome to intercept hundreds of rockets and missiles fired from the Gaza Strip. The testing was reportedly conducted in Negev Desert on Monday. 
 The interceptor missile system, which is called the “Magic Wand” or “David’s Sling,” is being co-developed by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Sy ...

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