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Al Qaeda is bad unless it is fighting Assads army in Syria

A number of US drone strikes within few days have killed “dozens of suspected militants” of Al Qaeda in Yemen. This is considered as success in the US and is reported as good news in western press: 90 more words

Syria

Top Palestinian cleric says Israel threw stun grenades into al Aqsa; Israel denies

The most senior Islamic cleric in Jerusalem said on Sunday Israeli police hurled stun grenades into al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, to quell the latest in a string of Palestinian protests at the politically sensitive holy site.Israeli police denied the allegation, saying officers threw the non-lethal devices, which emit a loud noise, on a plaza outside the mosque after protesters threw rocks and firecrackers at them.The demonstrators, who have confronted police for the past four days in a bid to stop Israeli and foreign visitors from entering the holy compound, then retreated into al-Aqsa, a police spokesman said. 15 more words

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Review: The Wanting

From the 1970s Moscow to Israel in the 1990s, The Wanting, by Michael Lavigne, is an intense and complex story line.

There are three main characters in the book: Roman Guttman, Anna, his daughter, and a Palestinian man. 491 more words

Lorri's Blog

Little Intent, Little Progress: Why Negotiations Are Falling Apart

A Story of Broken Promises

I attended a conference organized by the Henrich Boll Foundation in Ramallah (West Bank) a few weeks ago. One of the speakers explained, with regards to the current negotiations, that “there are three important dates to keep in mind: President Abbas’ meeting with Obama on March 17th, the release of the fourth batch of prisoners on March 29th, and the deadline set by Kerry for the end of the nine month period of negotiations on April 29th. 935 more words

Israel

Gaza tunnel closures add to economic crisis

Published on Al Jazeera English 31 March, 2014.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/03/gaza-egypt-tunnel-closures-add-economic-crisis-2014330144848664175.html

Rafah, Gaza Strip – Two men load boxes onto a solitary motorcycle-pulled trailer in an otherwise deserted pavilion. 1,174 more words

Israel

Anonymous Delivers Massive Cyber Attack against Israel

Hundreds of Israel-based websites came under attack by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous that was part of the group’s anti-Israel operation that is more commonly known as #OpIsrael in an effort to bring attention and solidarity with Palestine. 269 more words

Middle East

Israel Carries Out New Air Strikes against Gaza Strip

Israel has launched air strikes against the Gaza Strip less than two days after hitting several targets that wounded two Palestinians, including a one-year-old baby. … 139 more words

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