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    Wide support for UN Gaza report

    Dozens of nations at the UN have backed a non-binding resolution calling for independent inquiries by Israel and the Palestinians into war crimes in Gaza. The UN General Assembly is set to vote on the resolution at the end of a two-day debate on a report by former war...
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    Clinton: Settlements are illegitimate and should be halted forever.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the U.S stance toward Israeli settlement building to worried Arab allies on Wednesday, saying Washington does not accept the legitimacy of the West Bank enclaves and wants to see their construction halted "forever." Still, she said an Israeli offer to restrain –...
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    Argentina protesters to Peres: You deserve Nobel for murder

    By Shuki Sadeh, Haaretz Correspondent Thousands of people in Buenos Aires protested against President Shimon Peres' visit to Argentina on Monday, some of whom carried a banner telling the octogenarian he deserved a Nobel Prize for murder. The banner referred to 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, which Peres won together...
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    The United States will not waver in its support for Israel's security

    The U.S president Barak Obama renewed his commitment to Israel's security in a recorded speech transmitted to a conference in Tel Aviv over the weekend to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Israeli former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination. In his speech, Obama said that "Israel will always find...
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    Turkey's FM Uses Washington platform to speak of Israel war crimes

    Speaking at SETA (Foundation for political economic and social research) in Washington, the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, for the first time, that Israel had commited crimes in Gaza. Before the visit by the Turkish PM Erdogan and his Cabinet Members to Washington it had been expected that, in...
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    Ban Ki-moon concerned about Gaza blockade

    The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has expressed his concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza arising from the blockade imposed by Israel and the ongoing effects of the Israeli bombardment and invasion of the territory last winter. Speaking to reporters in New York, Ban Ki-moon...
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    Falk calls for economic sanctions on Israel to force an end to Gaza blockade

    The United Nations Special Human Rights Rapporteur in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Richard Falk, yesterday stressed the need to urgently and wholly implement the findings of the Goldstone report commissioned by the Human Rights Council. In a statement issued in New York Falk days before the first anniversary of...
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    Israel Continues To Spy on Its Biggest Ally, Another Israeli Spy Arrested by FBI

    The scientist, Stewart David Nozette, 52, from Chevy Chase – Maryland, USA. He was approached by an FBI agent pretending to be an Israeli Intelligence officer. He is facing charges of attempting to communicate, transfer and deliver classified information. Stewart will be making his initial court appearance at a...
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    Washington's efforts to ease the siege on Gaza are "not serious"

    A Palestinian MP has said that if the US administration was "genuinely interested" in helping to ease the suffering of his people, it could do so. Instead, claims Jamal Al-Khadry, who is also the President of the Popular Committee Against the Siege in Gaza, recent calls by Washington were...
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    A joint letter to President Obama

    In an almost unprecedented event 54 US Congressmen have written a joint letter to President Obama urging him to press for "immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza" by bringing about an end to the blockade. MEMO is pleased to publish the full text of this letter signed by...
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    Carter calls for a US policy less biased toward Israel

    Gaza: Former American President Jimmy Carter has called on the present US administration to adopt a more balanced and less biased policy in its relations with Israel. President Carter also called for direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians in order to resolve the Middle East conflict on the...
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    University of California, Berkeley, pass divestment bill opposing Israeli occupation

    For the first time in the University of California history, the UC Berkeley Student Senate has approved a bill to divest from two US companies involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and in Israel's siege and bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The Senate bill directs both the...
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    America votes against Palestinians' right to self-determination in the UNHRC

    Israel's public humiliation of both the President and the Vice President of America on two separate occasions over the last few weeks has apparently not hindered America's desire to pander to the Israeli agenda. In a vote of 45:1, with America being the one, America voted against a resolution...
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    Lieberman: No settlement freeze in Jerusalem

    The Israeli Foreign Minister has said that his government will not agree to freeze settlement building in Jerusalem. The US administration is demanding such a freeze to encourage the start of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Avigdor Lieberman said that Tel Aviv would not agree to freeze building in Occupied Jerusalem,...
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    U.S. group to join international aid flotilla to Gaza

    California-based Free Palestine Movement recruiting prominent Americans to challenge Israeli siege, bring humanitarian supplies and human rights volunteers to Gaza. El Cerrito, CA – The Free Palestine Movement announced plans to participate in an international initiative that will send at least eight cargo and passenger vessels to the Gaza...
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    US Vice-President announces support for murderous attack on Freedom Flotilla

    The Vice-President of the United States has said that he believes Israel "has the full right to intercept and inspect ships heading towards the Gaza Strip". This attempt by Joe Biden to justify the Israelis' murderous assault on, and hijacking of, aid vessels in international waters was part of...
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    America cancels financing of 'wall of steel'

    Occupied Jerusalem – The Palestinian Media Centre16/06/2010Israel's Hebrew Radio has announced that the United States has cancelled support for the 'wall of steel' project and has begun to recall American engineers participating in its construction along the Egyptian borders with Gaza. The radio station announced that Washington has withdrawn...
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    Daybreak outpouring of Bay Area picketers stops unloading of Israeli ship

    If anyone had any doubts that the movement for justice in Palestine is growing by leaps and bounds, in numbers, breadth, and determination, check out what happened this morning in Oakland, CA: Somewhere between 700 and 1,000 demonstrators from all over the San Francisco Bay Area made their way...
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    Washington asks Hamas not to comment on meetings with US officials

    Press reports have quoted a senior US official as saying that a high levelled American envoy will arrive in an Arab country this week to hold meetings with the leaders of Hamas and to deliver a message from the US administration. Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper said that on Thursday, a...
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    White House source confirms Abbas viewed as obstacle

    A Washington correspondent for Israel's Channel 10 television station has quoted a White House source as saying that the main current obstacle to the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. The source also stated that the US...
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    US to establish nuclear energy cooperation with Israel

    Yesterday morning (07/07), Hebrew media sources claimed to have discovered a 'secret' US letter of guarantee to the Israeli government in which Washington undertakes to establish nuclear energy cooperation with Israel. In a broadcast by the Hebrew Army radio station, it was stated that "the United States had sent...
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    Obama could exploit Israeli strike on Iran to end relations with the Jewish state

    A new report claims that the United States could cut its strategic alliance with Israel in the event of the Jewish state mounting a strike against Iran. This would represent the first real threat to Israel's existence since 1973. The report, entitled "How the US benefited from its alliance...
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    Gaza boat to be named 'audacity of hope'

    By Glenn Kessler Rashid Khalidi, a friend of President Obama's active in Palestinian causes, has signed an appeal for funds to send to Gaza an aid ship that would be named after the president's best-selling book, "The Audacity of Hope." A group calling itself U.S. Boat to Gaza is...
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    Washington amends warning to US citizens about visiting Eilat

    The United States government has amended a warning to its citizens not to go to the Israeli resort of Eilat. The warning was issued after some missiles were fired towards the city and the surrounding area, including the nearby Jordanian city of Aqaba last week. The Israeli Foreign Ministry...
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    US: Israeli rabbi's remarks offensive

    Washington has criticized Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef over remarks that Palestinians should perish from this world. "We regret and condemn the inflammatory statements by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef," US State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said on Sunday. "These remarks are not only deeply offensive, but incitement such...
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    Obama makes "far-reaching promises" to Israel in exchange for extension of settlement freeze

    Newspaper reports in Israel claim that US President Barack Obama has pledged to veto any anti-Israel initiatives by the UN Security Council over the coming year. This is part of a package of "far-reaching promises" made to the Israeli leadership in exchange for a two-month extension of the now-expired...
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    A new round of "strategic dialogue" between US and Israel begins

    The latest of a series of regular sessions of "strategic dialogue" between the US and Israel has opened. Such sessions take place every six months or so. Israel's delegation to the talks is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon and includes the Prime Minister's National Security Advisor Uzi...
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    Jimmy Carter "refused to meet" soldier's family

    Radio Israel has reported that former US President Jimmy Carter rejected a request for a meeting with the family of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza. Mr. Carter is heading a delegation of former world statesmen, known as The Elders, on a visit...
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    IRS Asked to Revoke AIPAC's Tax Exemption

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today the Internal Revenue Service received a 1,389 page filing demanding that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC's) tax exempt status be retroactively revoked. The filing, submitted by the IRmep Center for Policy and Law Enforcement, spans nearly 60 years, from the moment AIPAC's...
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    US Senate calls for diplomatic campaign against recognition of a Palestinian state

    The US Senate has called on the Obama administration to launch a diplomatic campaign "to convince the world not to recognise a Palestinian state, in case the matter is presented to the UN Security Council." The Senate confirmed its opposition to any attempt by the Security Council to recognise...
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    Washington accuses Barak of deception and contributing to the paralysis of the peace process

    The US Administration has accused Israeli Defence Minister and Labour Party leader Ehud Barak of deceiving and misleading it about his ability to promote progress in the peace process. This, says Washington, led to the paralysis of the peace talks when Barak failed to fulfil his promises. According to...
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    US-Israel military exercise tests defence against missile attack by Syria or Iran

    American and Israeli forces have conducted a joint anti-missile exercise to test the Zionist state's defences against possible Syrian or Iranian attacks on Tel Aviv. The exercise took place in the United States in cooperation with the US Missile Defence Agency and tested the "Arrow 2" ballistic missile defence...
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    Worldwide Jewish communities plan TV news network to support Israel and compete against Al Jazeera

    Jewish community groups have announced a plan to launch a global TV news network to support Israel and compete against international satellite channels which they believe are "hostile" to the Zionist state, especially Qatar-based Al-Jazeera. Alexander Machkevitch, President of the Annual Conference for Jewish Community Leaders, made the announcement...
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    US House of Representatives' chief calls for cut in aid to the Palestinian Authority

    The President of the Foreign Relations Committee in the US House of Representatives has called for a cut in aid provided by the US to the Palestinian Authority. The announcement was made following the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah. It was argued that to continue such assistance will...
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    Democrat senators call for end of financial aid to the Palestinian Authority

    Twenty-nine senators from President Obama's Democrat Party have called on his Administration to cut off financial aid given to the Palestinian Authority in response to the signing of the reconciliation agreement with Hamas. The call was initiated by Senators Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania;...
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    Israeli Council of Rabbis sends letter to Obama calling for Palestinian state "to be terminated like Bin Laden"

    The Council of Rabbis in Israel has written to US President Barak Obama calling on him to "terminate" the Palestinian state, just as America "terminated" Osama bin Laden. Reports on Israel's Channel 7 said on Wednesday that the Council's chief, Ezra Arsel, sent the White House a letter signed...
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    AIPAC official says Egypt's commitment to peace demands blockade on Gaza

    An official at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has warned that the Arab Spring revolutions might lead to the emergence of "regimes that are hostile towards the Israelis". Executive Director Howard Kohr stressed to his organisation's conference "the importance of Egypt's commitment to the peace agreement with...
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    Washington allocates millions of dollars to develop Israel's anti-rocket system

    Reports from Israel claim that the US government has allocated tens of millions of dollars from the 2012 budget to help the Israelis to develop the "Iron Dome" anti-rocket system. According to Radio Israel, the Department of Defence in Washington has agreed to provide financial assistance to the Zionist...
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    US delegation visits Cairo to study Egypt's new foreign policy

    A US delegation of members of both Houses of Congress has been touring the Middle East, beginning with Cairo to identify new aspects of Egypt's foreign policy. The delegation met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Al-Araby, who briefed them on the most important characteristics of the policy and its...
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    US warns young Israelis over illegal immigration

    The US embassy in Tel Aviv has released a YouTube video targeted at young Israelis attempting to immigrate and work illegally in the United States, warning them that they could end up with lifetime bans from entering the country. The documentary included interviews conducted with a group of Israeli youths...
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    US senator working on a bill to suspend aid to IDF units

    Israeli media outlets have reported that a US Democratic Party senator is working toward proposing a bill to suspend US aid to elite Israeli Defence Forces units on the grounds that those units are involved in human rights violations against Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and Gaza Strip....
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    American Jews petition Obama against Palestinian state

    Reports in the Israeli media claim that around 100,000 American Jews have signed a petition to be presented to President Barak Obama, asking him to use the US veto at the UN Security Council against a resolution giving Palestine full member status. President Mahmoud Abbas presented the Palestinian Authority's...
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    US Republicans call for annexation of West Bank if Palestinian UN bid goes ahead

    A number of Republican members of the US Congress have submitted a bill saying that Israel should annex the occupied West Bank if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas carries on with his bid for UN recognition of an independent Palestinian state. According to CNN, 30 members of congress, led...
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    Far-right American broadcaster seeks to reinforce Israeli occupation

    A speech by an extreme right-wing American broadcaster has sought to reinforce Israel's occupation of Jerusalem. Glenn Beck's polemic was part of a programme which included musical performances in the Umayyad Palaces area adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque during the time for prayers. The programme was condemned by Al-Aqsa Foundation...
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    Canada considers punitive measures against UNESCO over Palestinian membership

    The Canadian government headed by Stephen Harper has said that it will reconsider its relations with and financial support for UNESCO following the election of Palestine as a full member. Harper's right-wing administration said that it is looking at punitive measures against the UN body as it regards this...
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    Two Israeli soldiers missing in Bolivia

    Israel's Foreign Ministry has announced that two Israeli soldiers are missing in Bolivia. According to the Israeli Embassy in the Bolivian capital La Paz, the two were on a holiday in the north-east of the country and were supposed to have returned to Israel five days ago after a...
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    Veteran US journalist asks why Israelis can't accept that the Palestinians elected Hamas

    The veteran American journalist Helen Thomas has questioned why Israelis cannot accept that the people of Palestine elected Hamas in a democratic poll. She made her statement in an interview published in the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, during which Ms Thomas responded to Israel's listing of Hamas as a...
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    Poll shows only 25% of Americans support military assistance for Israel against Iran

    A poll conducted in the United States has revealed that only 25 per cent of the American people back US military support for Israel if the latter declares a military strike on Iran. The poll was carried out by the Anwar Al-Sadat Foundation for Peace and Development and the...
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    Veteran politician says Washington has no new political vision for Palestine

    Veteran Palestinian politician and negotiator Dr. Hanan Ashrawi has said that there is no new vision for the future of Palestine among American officials in Washington. The senior member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation also suggested that the US is demanding an end to Palestinian...
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    US allocates additional $1 billion to Israeli anti-missile system

    Reports in the Israeli media claim that the US Congress has agreed to allocate an extra $1 billion for the development of Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defence system. Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth pointed out that the total American defence budget is around $608 billion. The newspaper added that Congressman...