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Palestinian, 15, Killed as Israeli Forces Sought to Halt Stone Throwing

Palestinian, 15, Killed as Israeli Forces Sought to Halt Stone Throwing Isabel Kershner and Irit Pazner Garshowitz, The New York Times  21 June 2016  Image: A night raid by the Israeli army on the West Bank last week. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA JERUSALEM — Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian car in the occupied West Bank early Tuesday, killing one Palestinian teenager and wounding four others, according to relatives and Palestinian

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A Palestinian teen killed an Israeli mom. Now their families struggle with why.

A Palestinian teen killed an Israeli mom. Now their families struggle with why. William Booth and Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post  31 May 2016  Image: The husband and son of Dafna Meir, 38, mourn as they stand beside her body during her funeral in Jerusalem in January. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters) OTNIEL, West Bank — Natan Meir sat on the couch, his teenage daughter curled beside him, wrapped in a blanket, though the day was warm. He said the nights

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As Hamas Tunnels Back Into Israel, Palestinians Are Afraid, Too

As Hamas Tunnels Back Into Israel, Palestinians Are Afraid, Too    By DIAA HADID and MAJD AL WAHEIDI, The New York Times 21 May 2016 Image: Salma Najjar outside a makeshift shelter on the rubble of her home in Khuzaa in the Gaza Strip in October 2014, after the war between Israel and Hamas. Hamas is rebuilding tunnels from Gaza into Israel, and residents are worried about Israeli bombs dropping on their homes once again. Credit Wissam

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In blow to Hezbollah, senior commander killed in Syria

In Blow to Hezbollah, Senior Commander Killed in Syria Hugh Naylor, The Washington Post 18 May, 2016 Image: An undated handout photo released on May 13, 2016, by Hezbollah's media office shows Mustafa Badreddine at an undisclosed location. (Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) BEIRUT — A Hezbollah commander described as the leader of its militia forces in Syria was killed in a mysterious blast in Damascus, the group said Friday. The explosion

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LDB Urges University of Texas to Condemn Recent Attack on Free Speech

  LDB Urges University of Texas to Condemn Recent Attack on Free Speech Yesterday, the Brandeis Center sent out a letter to University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves urging him to condemn a recent attack on free speech on his campus. The Center wrote in response to an event on Friday, November 13, in which an anti-Israel student group brazenly disrupted an academic discussion of Israel.  LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus commented,

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Can Anything Save the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

Can Anything Save the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process? As the decades-long struggle threatens to boil over, there are four concrete steps the international community can take to help the peace along. By NANCY LINDBORG, Foreign Policy 13 November 2015 In Jerusalem, the view of the golden glow of Old City walls from Mount Zion at sunset presents a deceptive calm. All around, rising tensions are threatening to turn the frozen political struggle

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U.N. Report on Gaza Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Israel and by Palestinian Militants

U.N. Report on Gaza Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Israel and by Palestinian Militants Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times 22 June 2015   Image: Palestinian houses destroyed by Israeli shelling in Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip in 2014. CreditSergey Ponomarev for The New York Times JERUSALEM — A United Nations investigation found “serious violations of international humanitarian law” that “may amount to war crimes” by both Israel and Palestinian militants

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The Palestinians of Yarmouk and the shameful silence when Israel is not to blame

The Palestinians of Yarmouk and the shameful silence when Israel is not to blame Mehdi Hasan, The Guardian 12 April 2015   Palestinian refugees are being starved, bombed and gunned down like animals. “If you want to feed your children, you need to take your funeral shroud with you,” one told Israeli news website Ynet. “There are snipers on every street, you are not safe anywhere.” This isn’t happening, however, in southern Lebanon,

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Crisis in Palestinian Camp in Syria Has Worsened Since ISIS Invasion, U.N. Says

Crisis in Palestinian Camp in Syria Has Worsened Since ISIS Invasion, U.N. Says Somini Sengupta and Rick Gladstone, New York Times 6 April 2015   UNITED NATIONS — Relief officials at the United Nations expressed growing alarm on Monday about an unfolding humanitarian disaster in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, which was invaded last week by Islamic State militants and their allies. Roughly 18,000 people, including 3,500 children,

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Israel accused at UN over Gaza war casualties

Israel accused at UN over Gaza war casualties BBC News Middle East 23 March 2015 The scale of civilian deaths in Gaza during the 2014 war with Israel puts Israel's adherence to international law in doubt, a UN official has said. In his annual report, the special rapporteur also said many children were left traumatised by the 50-day conflict. Israel and its ally the US were both absent from the debate at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

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