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Could a Palestinian Boycott Pinch Israeli Economy?

NABLUS (Ma’an) — In the last two months, Palestinians across the West Bank have begun heeding calls to boycott Israeli goods in increasing numbers as popular campaigns have taken to the street…

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

Beinart urges young Jews to get arrested in the West Bank for the sake of Zionism. Will they?

Peter Beinart has a column in Haaretz calling on American Jews who believe in the two-state solution to take direct action now and like the Mississippi Freedom Summer go out to the West Bank to oppose the settlement program. He wants those liberal Zionists to march alongside the Palestinian activists and the international BDS types:

Palestinian Leader Says Hamas Caused Prolonged War

(RAMALLAH, West Bank) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. Abbas told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday that “it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed).” Israel and Hamas…

Occupied Religion

The Gaza war appears over – for now – but while Gazans are picking up body parts amid the rubble, the settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank are expanding. There’s even a yeshiva set to open in East Jerusalem. Just what the (un)Holy Land needs, more - occupied - religion. After all that’s where this invasion of Gaza ostensibly started.

Morning Docket: 08.28.14

Are Apple and Samsung really still fighting? Even people who live on the West Bank are tired of this pointless conflict. [WSJ Law Blog] Tim Wu + New York Times = Oh, like you could pick Robert Duffy out of a lineup. [New York Times] Wow, a cop actually got disciplined for…

Leading Jewish organization celebrates Israeli settlement products

Adam sent me this photo today from a doctor’s waiting room. The article is all about wine from the Judean Hills around Jerusalem. At least one of the vineyards is in the West Bank, in the illegal settlement of Psagot (and others vaguely alluded to are in the Golan); but the article doesn’t refer to

Palestinians in E. Jerusalem are detained in greatest number, 770, since Second Intifada

West Bank / Jerusalem Jerusalem faces largest surge in arrests since 2nd Intifada BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 27 Aug by Charlie Hoyle — Palestinian communities in Jerusalem are experiencing the largest upsurge in detentions since the Second Intifada, with a marked increase in Israeli police brutality and the collective punishment of entire neighborhoods, local organizations say. The

Showtime’s The Affair Teaser Trailer: “The Story Begins”

Showtime has released a teaser trailer for their new series The Affair which stars Dominic West (300, The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks, The Prisoner) in a story about an extramarital affair in the Hamptons but shown from both...Show More Summary

The West Bank has its first game developer

"I truly believe that Palestinians are very innovative and out-of-the-box thinkers. It's something that is required in our day-to-day life, and I'm certain that, when given the chance, this makes our games different."...

Eric Holder Asked to Extradite Hamas Official Involved in Murdering American Citizen

Israeli civil rights attorney, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant AG Leslie Caldwell, requesting the Department of Justice extradite Hamas West Bank commander, Saleh al-Arouri, for his role in the kidnapping and murder of American citizen Naftali Fraenkel. Show More Summary

In occupied Bil’in, there is no P in PTSD

Although the scale of suffering and loss pales compared to Gaza — where more Palestinian children have been killed in the past seven weeks than in the last five years combined – violence in the West Bank lurks at a low burn.  Iyad Burnat speaks with the measured voice of a veteran. As a leader of Bil’in’s

Bank Holiday

West Bank Holiday From: Gothenburg, Sweden It's a typical Bank Holiday in the UK damp, cloudy and a little miserable. So, in keeping with the theme of the day here are the mysterious West Bank Holiday with some doomy, gloomy, dream pop to soundtrack the final bank holiday until Christmas. Listen

Palestinian-American teen denied access to Israel’s airport

Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. But two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained inside of Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. Israeli security

‘NYT’ journey to Israel/Palestine to be led by Israeli ‘expert’ who called on countrymen to ‘kill and kill’ Palestinians

Over the last two months, as Israel first cracked down on the West Bank and then launched a massive attack decimating the Gaza Strip, The New York Times has come under repeated and justified criticism, notwithstanding some occasional good reporting from Gaza. That criticism has focused on The Times bias and double standards, downplaying of Israeli attacks, and tendency

Since the beginning of ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza, Israeli forces have also injured at least 2,139 Palestinians in the West Bank

West Bank As war rages in Gaza, West Bank routine of violence and arrests unabated Haaretz 24 Aug by Amira Hass — Arrests, expulsions, home demolitions, land seizure and settlers harassing Palestinians continues: Since the beginning of the fighting in the south on July 8, soldiers and police have injured 2,139 Palestinians in the West

Soldiers fire on Palestinian protesters in Nablus, including 14-year-old boy

West Bank: Violence / Raids / Illegal arrests Child seriously wounded near Nablus IMEMC/Agencies 23 Aug by Saed Bannoura — Palestinian medical sources in the northern West Bank city of Nablus have reported many Palestinians were injured, including one child who suffered a serious injury, after Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters in east Nablus. The

Since the beginning of ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza, Israeli forces have also injured at least 2,139 Palestinians in the West Bank

Amira Hass reports: "Arrests, expulsions, home demolitions, land seizure and settlers harassing Palestinians continues: Since the beginning of the fighting in the south on July 8, soldiers and police have injured 2,139 Palestinians in the West Bank."

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