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Israel Killed Record Number of Palestinians in 2014, UN Report

Israel killed more than 2,000 Palestinian civilians in 2014, the most in any year since the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, according to a United Nations report.

Friday morning feel good story

Claymore sends us a link to our feel good story this morning from Georgia; When he realized another man was trying to rob a west Cobb County bank, one customer took matters into his own hands, police said Wednesday. He grabbed a handgun from his car and ordered the robbery suspect down to the ground, […]

30 Palestinian children have been shot with live ammunition in protests last 3 months

At least 30 children across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, sustained gunshot wounds when Israeli forces used live ammunition to quash protests during the first three months of 2015. While none of the incidents resulted in death, the live bullets left several children in a critical condition.

Separating Human Rights from Politics in the Holy Land

The Holy Land Principles call for ethical standards for American businesses investing in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Their principles are impressive, and the need is there. But are they far-reaching enough?

Morning 10: 7-train extension delay | Banks shuffle securities | Pot plant's $1.7M in aid

The opening of the 7 train station at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue will again be delayed, this time until at least July. U.S. banks moved $293 billion in securities to the “held to... To view the full story, click the title link...

Netanyahu's backtrack isn't good enough, Obama aide says

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told the liberal advocacy group J Street, which opposes the Netanyahu regime, that Israeli control of the West Bank and continued construction of settlements was untenable.

White House Chief of Staff Says Israel’s Occupation of the West Bank 'Must End'

4 days agoNews : Vice News

President Barack Obama’s top aide also said Monday at a conference in Washington that, “Israel cannot maintain military control of another people indefinitely.”

West Bank Bedouins fear 'a second nakba'

An Israeli plan to forcibly transfer Bedouins to nearby Palestinian villages has met with staunch resistance.

West Bank boycott takes aim at Israeli food products

Opponents and advocates of boycotting Israel agree that it is an important tactic in the Palestinian struggle.

How Governments Worked WIth the Banks to Create the $555 Trillion Interest Rate Bubble

The big story in the world is the bond bubble. For over 30 years, sovereign nations, particularly in the West have been buying votes by offering social payments in the form of welfare, Medicare, social security, and the like. The ridiculousness of this should not be lost on anyone. Show More Summary

Israel Chooses The Path To Apartheid - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz

In my quarter century as Washington correspondent for Jewish newspapers, I frequently defended Israel against charges that it had created an apartheid system in the West Bank. But this week's election, with Benjamin Netanyahu poised to serve another term with an even more hardline coalition, means that apartheid is the path Israeli voters have chosen.

“I’m glad that he won”: The surprising Palestinian reaction to Netanyahu’s win

Netanyahu's victory was greeted with apathy -- or embrace -- by many Palestinians in the West Bank. Here's why

The bitter anniversary of Yusuf Shawamreh’s death

Stanley Heller remembers the life and scandalous death of Yusuf Shawamreh, 14, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on March 19, 2014 as he picked Akub, an edible wild-growing plant, on part of his family’s land in the West Bank.

Palestinians Want World Pressure On Israel After Netanyahu Win

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 18 (Reuters) - Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves toward statehood after Prime Minister...Show More Summary

Azealia Banks Slams Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell in Playboy Interview

Yesterday we published some excerpts from Azealia Banks' Playboy interview in which the rapper angrily spoke out about her hatred of "fat, white Americans" and, well...pretty much everyone else who isn't Azealia Banks. Azealia's nude...Show More Summary

Azealia Banks Talks 'Fat White Americans,' Kanye West And Race In Playboy Interview

Azealia Banks did not hold back during her interview with Playboy for the magazine's April 2015 issue, discussing topics like pervasive racism, her sex life and even Kanye West. The 23-year-old Harlem native, known for her no-holds-barred tweets, began her career sharing songs on Myspace and emailing producers for beats. Show More Summary

Left in the Dust

NIR OZ, Israel—“Meretz is my home,” Shlomo Margalit told me, referring to the social-democratic party known for its promotion of human and civil rights and opposition to the occupation of the West Bank. He was a member of Hashomer Hatzair,...Show More Summary

Palestine: 2014 sees Record number of Journalists Targeted

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) said Sunday that 2014 saw 465 violations of media freedoms in the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.…

Combination radio/radar imaging produces stunning view of Venus

A team of astronomers combining radio data from the Green Bank Telescope, West Virginia, and data from the radar transmitter at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, have compiled a stunning new view of Venus. Show More Summary

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