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1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post
"It is not permissible to add to one's possessions if these things can only be done at the cost of other men. Such development has only one true name, and that is exploitation."
5 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune
In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Palestinians wait for fishermen to unload their catch so they can buy fish at the sea port of Gaza City, Gaza Strip.
10 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency
Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in arrest raids overnight, a local spokesman and Israel's army said Monday. Muhammad Ayyad Awad, a local popular committee spokesman, said Israeli soldiers arrested three Palestinians in Beit Ummar.
12 hrs ago | The Daily Record
OUR daily picture editor's gallery shows off some of the most spectacular images taken by the world's top photographers. IN today's gallery, Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra.
Israel and the United States issued sharply different statements describing their strategic dialogue, with Israel saying Iran poses the longer-term threat in the Middle East. The teams, led by the US deputy secretary of state, William Burns, and Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, met for two days late last week and discussed the threat posed by the Islamic State , also knowsn as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS; the nuclear talks with Iran; and humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court , a senior Palestinian Arab official said over the weekend. Hasan Khreisha, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, told the Ma'an news agency that the PA's decision to join the ICC and thus press charges against Israel was halted by Abbas in order to push forward a new peace talks bid.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a conference at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, on September 11, 2014. Hamas relentlessly attacked Israel over the summer not only with rockets and tunnels but also virtually, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
A man walks past an election poster of Jacob Zuma's African National Congress party in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, May 9, 2014. South Africa's ruling party condemned Israel as a nation founded on the basis of apartheid, and branded the establishment of the state a crime against humanity.
Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected to arrive in Ramallah before noon before proceeding to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, in Gaza City on August 29, 2014. The Palestinian Authority has yet to approve an International Criminal Court investigation into the fighting in the Gaza Strip this summer, according to an ICC document obtained by Al Jazeera.
For 40 years, Wendy Ewald has traveled the world working with local communities to help them create their own images of themselves and their communities. This image was made by Amal, a girl who lives in the Wadi al-Naam Bedoin village in southern Israel.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo, Egypt, on July 17, 2014. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied reports that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi offered to settle Palestinian refugees in an area within the Sinai Peninsula that would be annexed to the Gaza Strip.
Robi Damelin, left, is an Israeli whose son was fatally shot by a Palestinian in 2002. Bassam Aramin is a Palestinian whose daughter was shot dead by Israeli police in 2007.
Forty-three reservists and former members of an elite Israeli army intelligence unit condemned alleged "abuses" of Palestinians in the occupied territories, in an open letter published on Friday. The letter, addressed to Israel's prime minister, armed forces chief and head of military intelligence and distributed to media, said information gathered by Unit 8200 was used by civilian intelligence agencies to coerce Palestinians uninvolved in militant activity.
Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July. According to AFP, the officer, whose name remains under gag order, was indicted at the Jerusalem magistrate court, on Wednesday, for using "excessive force" that could not be justified.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:11 pm
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