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Israel for 15 years illegally seized millions of dollars meant for Palestinian services

April 7, 2010
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Israel has for the last 15 years illegally seized hundreds of millions of dollars meant for Palestinian services, an Israeli newspaper has said.   The money was collected in the West Bank and channeled into Israel’s state coffers even though international law prohibits an occupying power from appropriating the fruit of economic activity in an...
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Furore in Bahrain over football match in Jerusalem

April 4, 2010
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A football match between Bahrain and Palestine in Jerusalem has sparked furore in Bahrain with several players refusing to take part and MPs calling for its cancellation. On Sunday, Al Asala, the Salafi formation with eight lawmakers in the 40-seat lower chamber, said that it “totally rejected” the game as “a form of normalization...
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Call on upper chamber to endorse bill criminalizing contact with Israel

March 18, 2010
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Call on upper chamber to endorse bill criminalizing contact with Israel

A society dedicated to resisting the normalization of ties with Israel has urged the upper chamber of the bicameral parliament to endorse a draft law to criminalize contacts with Israelis. “With the end of the current parliamentary term weeks away, we urge the Shura Council to take up the draft law submitted by the...
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Netanyahu’s brother-in-law calls Obama anti-Semite, tells him you will be “long forgotten in one year”

March 17, 2010
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Netanyahu’s brother-in-law calls Obama anti-Semite, tells him you will be “long forgotten in one year”

Hagai Ben-Artzi, the brother–in-law of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called US President Barack Obama an anti-Semite “It’s not that Obama doesn’t like Bibi,” he said, referring to Netanyahu using his nickname. “He doesn’t like the people of Israel,” he said in an interview with Army Radio. Ben-Artzi said that Obama’s anti-Semitism...
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Israel-Egypt fence ready within three years; Israeli reporter held for trying to sneak across border

March 15, 2010
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Israel-Egypt fence ready within three years; Israeli reporter held for trying to sneak across border

Israel is planning to complete a 240-kilomter barrier along its Egyptian border in three years. The cabinet said that the $365 million wall was “a response to attempts to infiltrate Israel along its Egyptian border, which has security and demographic consequences.” The barrier is designed to prevent “hostile terrorist activity, drug smuggling, the smuggling...
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US denies Mitchell offered resignation, but admits frustration

February 27, 2010
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US denies Mitchell offered resignation, but admits frustration

A US State Department official has denied as “rumours” media reports that Special US Mideast envoy George Mitchell had offered his resignation. “There appears to be a monthly rumour, story that George Mitchell is resigning. He is not, and he is on the job,” Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, said at the Daily Press...
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Mitchell requested to resign over perceived US bias towards Israel

February 26, 2010
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Mitchell requested to resign over perceived US bias towards Israel

 Special US Mideast envoy George Mitchell has requested to resign in frustration with the biased favour towards Israel by some US officials within the State Department, Hadith An-Nass, a Nazareth-based daily, reported on Friday. The newspaper, quoting an unnamed Arab political source, said that Mitchell’s request was partly based on the way the US...
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London summons Israeli ambassador to Britain

February 17, 2010
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London summons Israeli ambassador to Britain

Israel’s Ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, has been summoned to explain on Thursday the use of passports in the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai, an Israeli daily has reported. The summoning seemed as part of the full investigation pledged on Wednesday by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown into the use of the...
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Human Rights Watch says Israel, Hamas failed in Gaza probes

February 7, 2010
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Human Rights Watch says Israel, Hamas failed in Gaza probes

Israel has failed to demonstrate that it will conduct “thorough and impartial investigations” into alleged violations by its forces during the Gaza conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday.   “Israel claims it is conducting credible and impartial investigations, but it has so far failed to make that case,” said Joe Stork, deputy...
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Amnesty International criticises Ban Ki-moon for “missing opportunity” to assess Israeli and Palestinian probes

February 6, 2010
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Amnesty International criticises Ban Ki-moon for “missing opportunity” to assess Israeli and Palestinian probes

 International human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of “missing a crucial opportunity by failing to make an assessment of the credibility of Israeli and Palestinian investigations into violations during the three week attacks in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel in December 2008. “This is deeply disappointing...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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