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Stone-throwing manipulated to further Israel’s security propaganda

Israeli Defence Minister, Moshe Yaalon

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s previous rhetoric about increasing security following the Duma arson attack and Palestinian retaliation is now being echoed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who, according to the Times of Israel, is mulling over the possibility of using live fire upon Palestinian activists who resort to throwing stones as part of their resistance strategies.


Family Day at Newbury's Arabian Horse Racing

Rasaasy in the Emirates Equestrian Federation International Stakes


THEY call horse racing “The Sport of Kings” and during my time in Britain I have certainly always associated it with Royalty. I ran into Queen Elizabeth II during my first visit to Ascot a few summers ago, and am used to seeing some of the richest people in the world during my trips to race tracks. The sport generates more than £4 billion a year for the UK economy, much of it through betting, and many of the most famous meetings are as much a part of the High Society “season” as Wimbledon or the Henley Regatta.


Simple drawings bear messages of suffering from Gaza’s children


In her small atelier surrounded by hundreds of small, medium and large portraits, Palestinian painter Majdal Nateel from the besieged Gaza Strip uses her skills to express her hopes for the future through her very simple, yet beautiful and expressive, drawings and paintings.


One incident, two narratives

17 year old Mohammed Sami al-Kasbeh.It was early Friday morning on the 3rd July and senior Israeli military officer Colonel Israel Shomer was driving in the West Bank city of al-Ram, next to Qalandia checkpoint when his vehicle was hit by a stone thrown by Palestinian youths and the windscreen was shattered. Shomer exited the jeep and proceeded to shoot 17- year old Mohammed Sami al-Kasbeh.


Could FIFA Suspend Israel?

File photo of Palestinian footballers in GazaNow in the Washington, D.C. area, Kuttab is founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and also a co-founder of Nonviolence International, which just put out a 45-page report "Report: Israel Hinders Football in Occupied Palestine" with the Palestine Football Association. Kuttab edited the report.


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