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2 hrs ago | Juan Cole

15 Palestinians die in Mediterranean Capsizing, fleeing Israeli Siege of Gaza

Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria in northern Egypt, Egyptian military sources said. The military sources told Ma'an that 15 bodies were pulled out of the sea and 72 people were rescued from the water after the navy and border guards received a call for help from a vessel called "Abu Othman."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times of Israel

US, Israel differ on emphases in strategic dialogue

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.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

PA Official: Abbas Holding Off on Turning to ICC Against Israel

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.

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The Times of Israel

Hamas attacked Israel's Internet during war, PM charges

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.

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The Times of Israel

Israel's founding a 'crime against humanity,' says South Africa's ANC

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.

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Ma'an News Agency

High-ranking Kuwaiti official visits Palestine for 1st time since 1967

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.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Gaza children return to school after war

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.

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Al Bawaba

US: Israeli attacks on UNRWA facilities unjustified

Palestinians sit under a makeshift tent they set up amid the rubble of their house which was destroyed by Israeli strikes during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip on September 13, 2014 in Khan Yuni. [AFP] Israeli suspicions that Hamas terrorists were operating near schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency did not justify the attacks against such facilities during this summer's Gaza war, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Times of Israel

Palestinians holding up Gaza war probe, says ICC

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.

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ABC News

Photos: Israel and the West Bank Through the Eyes of People Who Live There

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.

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The Times of Israel

Abbas denies Egypt offered Sinai to settle Palestinians

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.

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National Public Radio

Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

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.

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Ma'an News Agency

43 Israeli soldiers protest abuses, spying on Palestinians

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.

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Reuters

Clashes at West Bank funeral

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after the funeral of a prisoner who died in an Israeli prison. Rough Cut .

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Indybay.org

Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American

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.

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Daily Times

Blockaded Gaza faces huge challenges to rebuild after war

GAZA/NAHAL OZ: Fifty days of war in one of the most densely populated parts of the world have left swathes of Gaza in ruins. With the economy reeling under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, the enclave now faces an almost impossible task of rebuilding.

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Canada.com

Hamas deputy leader calls for direct talks with Israel, but group...

The weather may be cooling down, but the fall box office is heating up thanks to a host of new releases. Take a look at the 10 must-see films of the season, according to Postmedia News film critic Chris Knight.

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Ma'an News Agency

Dahlan calls for Palestinian govt center to be moved to Gaza

Former Fatah leader Muhammad Dahlan on Friday called for the center of the Palestinian presidency and government to be moved to the Gaza Strip in order to aid national reconciliation. Dahlan said in a statement that "Gaza's wounds will not heal through trading political and media accusations.

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Weekday Magazine

Kyrgyzstan Detains Tajik 'Jihadist' En Route To Palestinian Territories

Police in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh told RFE/RL that Komil Rahmatov, 45, from Tajikistan's northern Sughd province, had been detained at the Osh international airport 30 minutes before he was to depart for Istanbul on September 11. Investigators are trying to find out why Rahmatov chose Osh as a transit point and whether would-be militants from other Central Asian nations planned to go with him.

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Daily Times

Dry West Bank ridge becomes focus of Israel-Palestinian tension

The rocky valley north of Jab'a, scattered with olive and pine trees and dry streams long evaporated by the searing heat, would be unremarkable had it not become the latest point of friction between Israel and the Palestinians. Days after a ceasefire was reached in the war in Gaza last month, Israel announced that 400 hectares west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, was now "state land" - that is territory for Israel, not land that will be part of any future Palestinian state.

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