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West Bank: Reading for fun in Palestine

A Nablus school that won a $1m reading award hopes to get children off smartphones to read books.

Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue

For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians complain that hundreds were thrown out of work by their military occupiers.

An Opportunity, not a Crisis for Israel in French Move to Encourage Boycott

Israel is upset that France will be requiring goods and produce made by Israelis in the Judean and Samarian [West Bank] areas to be labeled as such, not as products of Israel

On West Bank hilltop, Israeli settlers hunker down in the face of eviction

AMONA, West Bank (Reuters) - On a hilltop in the occupied West Bank, Israeli teenagers are hammering stakes into the earth and erecting tent frames, preparing the ground for a confrontation with Israeli security forces.

Before faithful crowd, Abbas opens delayed Palestinian party congress

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years on Tuesday, with 1,300 mostly elderly delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy, including how to confront Israel.

Wireless-Free Town’s Radio Silence Could End

America’s least communicative town could lose its status as the National Science Foundation considers mothballing a space observatory that currently means wireless signals are largely banned. Because Green Bank in West Virginia is so...Show More Summary

Israeli Official Calls for Boycott of French Goods After Paris Labels Settlement Produce

A top Israeli official has called on the country’s citizens to “think twice” before buying French products, after France moved to label products made in Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights. TheShow More Summary

Israel firefighters say all fires extinguished

Firefighters extinguished blazes ravaging Israel and West Bank settlements that forced tens of thousands to flee their homes and saw more than 20 people arrested, authorities said Sunday. "There are no active sites left," fire and rescue service spokesman Yoram Levy told AFP. Show More Summary

Hundreds flee homes in occupied West Bank as wildfires continue

Israeli and Palestinian firefighters, assisted by foreign aircraft, battle dozens of bush blazes near Jewish settlements Wildfires near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank have forced hundreds to flee their homes, after mass evacuations in Israel and more than a dozen arrests. Show More Summary

Israeli settlers flee as wildfires spread in West Bank

Wildfires near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank have forced hundreds to flee their homes, after mass evacuations in Israel and more than a dozen arrests, police said Saturday. Israeli and Palestinian firefighters, helpedShow More Summary

Giving Thanks for Giving Back: Toyota Helps Another Food Bank

Yesterday was the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., so I hope you enjoyed the day if you’re here and celebrating the holiday. I saw this article and it’s great to see Toyota getting involved in the community again, this time in West Virginia: Toyota helps local food bank fight hunger From the article: “While the […]

Hundreds evacuated in Israel as flames reach Haifa

Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Israel and West Bank settlements as firefighters battle a three-day outbreak of forest fires. Hot, dry wind is fanning the flames, which have reached the city of Haifa and forced the temporary closure of a major Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway. A minister said half of the fires were “apparently […]

Wild fires plague Israel, minister says about half are arson

MODI'IN, Israel (Reuters) - An easterly wind whipped up more forest and brush fires across Israel and the West Bank on Thursday, temporarily forcing the closure of a highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and a senior minister said he suspected many blazes were deliberate.

The Crazy Bandit Name Hall of Fame

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A federal agency specializes in giving bank robbers bizarre yet memorable nicknames. Like, for instance, the Wicked Wig of the West, seen above. And allow us to introduce you to the Limping Latex Bandit. Westword has the story. The post The Crazy Bandit Name Hall of Fame appeared first on True Crime Report.

LRM Exclusive Interview: Director David Mackenzie for HELL OR HIGH WATER

HELL OR HIGH WATER is definitely one of the indie films you have to check out this year. Set in modern day West Texas, two brothers are set in robbing banks to save a ranch from an auction. With these string of robberies, two buddy cops are on their tail to put a stop on these bank heights. Show More Summary

FIFA envoy seeks deal on Israeli settlement clubs

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Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – FIFA envoy Tokyo Sexwale on Tuesday called for movement on the “headache” issue of Israeli clubs in settlements in the occupied West Bank, after meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders. FIFA...Show More Summary

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli security guard, shot dead: Israeli police

(Reuters) - An Israeli security guard shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab him at a busy checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli police said.

Trump Effect: Israel to Resume Construction of Thousands of “Frozen” Settlement Units

IMEMC News | – – The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee, on Sunday, announced that Israel intends to build thousands of new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, now that Donald…

Protester Storms Ashton Kutcher’s Panel At Airbnb Talk, Kutcher Defends The CEO Of Airbnb

Ashton Kutcher was interrupted by a demonstrator protesting Airbnb’s home-rental practices in West Bank, according to Page Six. The protester, a woman named Ariel Gold, climbed onto the stage and said Airbnb was responsible for illegal activity in allowing residents in West Bank settlements to list their homes through their rental website. Show More Summary

Code Pink protester storms Airbnb event during Ashton Kutcher talk

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A panel boasting of actor Ashton Kutcher at the Airbnb Open 2016: A Festival of Hosting event in Los Angeles on Saturday was stormed by a demonstrator protesting the company’s presence in the occupied West Bank. Just as the celebrity investor started a discussion with Airbnb chief executive Brian...

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