I can recommend two places: 1. Siri (that is how they pronounced it, I don’t know the transliteration), a small restaurant on one of the main streets in the center of Ramallah. They serve hummus, foul, and foul ringed with hummus, get the latter. The accompanying vegetables were more strongly marinated than they typically would […]
US Secretary of State to discuss West Bank security plan through shuttle diplomacy with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
By Juan Cole First, the European Union decided last summer to exclude Israeli Occupation institutions from Israel-EU cooperation initiatives. That is, Israeli institutions are routinely invited to European scientific conferences and projects…
Israel destroyed 30 Palestinian properties in the occupied territory, displacing families for second time in two weeks.
( JERUSALEM) — A Dutch water company says it has cut ties with Israel’s national water carrier over its operations in the West Bank. Vitens said joint projects with Mekorot “cannot be seen outside their political context.” The Palestinians claim the West Bank, captured by Israel in 1967, as part of a future independent state. Show More Summary
``Price suppression can only be a temporary stop-gap, and there has never been sufficient supply to allow the central banks to retrieve their leased gold from the bullion banks. Therefore, Frank Veneroso's conclusion in 2002 that there had to be existing leases totalling 10-15,000 tonnes is a starting point from which leases and loans have increased...''
"Palestinians have to also recognize that there is going to be a transition period where the Israeli people cannot expect a replica of Gaza in the West Bank," President Obama said at the Saban Forum in Washington this weekend (with Haim Saban, above). Show More Summary
In latest row between Israel and EU, Romania refuses to allow its workers to build illegal settlements in the West Bank.
“Much to my surprise, there was almost no sign of a military presence…I had no feeling whatsoever of being in occupied territory…This wise policy [of the Israelis] involved almost literal laissez-faire in the economic sphere…To a casual observer, the area appears to be prospering.” That is from Friedman’s “Invisible Occupation.” Newsweek column, May 5, 1969, […]
(RAMALLAH, West Bank) — Palestinian officials say U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to link an upcoming release of Palestinian prisoners by Israel to a framework agreement he hopes to reach in peace talks between the two sides. Show More Summary
( BETHLEHEM, West Bank) — The frontman for the Grammy-winning Puerto Rican hip-hop outfit Calle 13 says he sees similarities between the Palestinians’ situation and his own back home. Rene Perez is in the West Bank to shoot the band’s latest video “Multi Viral.” He said the song is about manipulation of the media and how it distorts information. Show More Summary
JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
On Saturday, thousands of protesters across Israel and the West Bank rallied against a plan to displace Bedouin residents of the Naqab (or Negev) desert. The day was billed a "Day of Rage" and it certainly lived up to its name, withShow More Summary
Why the PM should take a helicopter over the West Bank
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Restriction of movement Israeli army demolish a house in the Salfit village of Deir Ballut [includes map, photo] DEIR BALLUT, Occupied Palestine (ISM Nablus Team) 29 Nov — On Thursday morning … Continue reading ?
LONDON (Reuters) - Ending the Great Stagnation that is taxing Western policy makers may depend as much on the Chinese Communist Party as it does on the world's leading central banks.
(HEBRON, West Bank) — Thousands of mourners attended the funerals Wednesday of three suspected Palestinian militants who were killed in an Israeli army raid in the West Bank the day before. The three were jihadi Salafis, or followers...Show More Summary
Marc Ellis hears from various sources that Jordan’s return to Palestine may be close. According to sources, this is how it goes. Under the umbrella of Jordan, Palestinians will have a way out of Jerusalem and the West Bank that is not (officially) controlled by Israel.
Two killed in Yatta, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.