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Jerusalem expansion reaches point of no return

By Crispian Balmer | Reuters | Jerusalem | 22 May 2012

Named for the crash site of an airforce plane shot down during the Six Day War in 1967, Givat HaMatos may yet prove the place where Palestinian hopes of a creating a capital in Jerusalem also plunge to earth.


J Street President: Senators, Congressmen 'Live in Fear' of Pro-Israel Groups

By Chemi Shalev | Haaretz | 17 May 2012

Many American senators and congressmen “keep quiet” and refrain from criticizing Israeli policies because they “live in fear” and are “intimidated” by pro-Israeli groups such as the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), according to J Street founder and President Jeremy Ben-Ami.


Israel using deadlocked peace talks to Judaise Palestine

By As'ad Abdul Rahman | Gulf News | 12 May 2012

Despite the fact that the United Nations resolutions have steadily maintained full legal support of Palestinian rights since the 1948 Catastrophe (Al Nakba), these inalienable rights remain ‘ink on paper' without any chance of being fulfilled especially by the present Israeli government.


Losing Jerusalem

By Ajaz Ahmed | IslamiCity | 12 May 2012

Visiting Jerusalem is up for debate now, and it's good that it is being taken up and understood now. The question is not whether to visit Jerusalem or not, rather it is visiting it under Israeli's occupation. Islamic scholars have different opinions on this, all of which are respected.


How nuclear can Israel be?

By Ismail Salami | PressTV | 9 May 2012

Imagine a world plunged in darkness and extreme cold with the sunlight screened off by a thick pall of dust cloud. Imagine a world flung back into chaos. This is an image conceived of a world abandoned to dereliction by doomsday weapons.


Independence contra disaster: Israel’s suppression of alternative historical narratives

By Patrick O. Strickland | Bikyamasr | Tel Aviv | 28 Apr 2012

April 26, 2012, marked the 64th birthday of the state of Israel. May 15th, however, will bring the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian al-Nakba, or disaster, during which roughly 700,000 Palestinians were displaced by fleeing or expulsion.


Israeli official larceny

Israel's timing was predicable. With the world’s gaze focused on the horrors in Syria and the Obama administration increasingly diverted by November’s presidential election, it chose this week to declare “legal” three fortified West Bank settlements which had been originally been erected by fanatical Zionists in contravention of their country’s own laws.


A rare admission from Israel

Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Admits Ahmadinejad Never Said Israel Should Be 'Wiped Off the Face of the Map'

By Teymoor Nabili | Al Jazeera | Doha | 13 Apr 2012

Was it a momentary lapse of concentration or an honest admission?

Last week, in an interview with Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor in Jerusalem, I heard something I have not heard before.

Let's start with the background.


Free Speech Vs. Israel

By Mahmoud El-Yousseph | Iviews | 17 Apr 2012

On April 4, 2012, an 84-year-old German writer and Nobel literature prizewinner Gunter Grass published the poem: "What Must Be Said" ("Was gesagt werden muss") in several European newspapers. In this poem Grass expressed concern, that an Israeli military strike against Iran could "wipe out people of Iran". In response, Israel declared him persona non grata . Not welcome to Israel.


Small window of opportunity for a strike on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer | Haaretz | 11 Apr 2012
The headline of today's Maariv is extremely important, if true. It quotes American officials who say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised not to carry out an attack on Iran before the fall.


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