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settlers attack Palestinian homes in Hebron
31 Mar 2009 - U.S. broadcaster ABC: U.S. official confirms attack on two truck convoys, sinking of ship in Red Sea.
Noam Shalit: Netanyahu must outdo Olmert's attempts to release Gilad
31 Mar 2009 - Gilad Shalit's mother, Aviva , will be present at inauguration ceremony for the incoming government.
'Dozens of Israeli jets and drones attacked in Sudan'
31 Mar 2009 - TIME Magazine cited Israeli sources as saying U.S. was notified of the attack but was not directly involved.
Gaza probe / Either troops are liars, or the IDF is pure as snow
31 Mar 2009 - Speed at which army closed investigation into accounts of misconduct raises questions.
At least 20 killed in attack on Pakistan police academy
31 Mar 2009 - Another 20 wounded, less than a month after the deadly ambush of Sri Lanka's cricket team in the same area.
Report: U.S. warned Sudan before attack on Gaza convoy
31 Mar 2009 - Al-Sharq al-Awsat: U.S. informed Sudan gov't that arms were being smuggled to Gaza through its territory.
Israel okayed Hamas prisoners' meet on Shalit deal
31 Mar 2009 - Defense establishment coordinated jailed Hamas militants' meet in hopes it would relax group's demands.
Shin Bet: Nearly 70 tons of explosives smuggled into Gaza since IDF op
31 Mar 2009 - Yuval Diskin: Groups other than Hamas still pursuing plans to kidnap Israeli soldiers, carry out terror attacks.
Media allege corruption in massive Israel-India arms deal
31 Mar 2009 - Indian press raise questions over $1.5 billion deal between IAI and the Indian defense ministry.
Report: Israel used unmanned drones to attack Sudan convoys
31 Mar 2009 - Defense officials quoted as saying trucks carried missiles to Gaza capable of hitting Tel Aviv.
Barak welcomes IDF decision to end Gaza misconduct probe
31 Mar 2009 - Military Advocate General says testimonies based on hearsay; Barak: Yet another proof IDF is moral.
Arab MK: IDF soldiers attacked me in Hebron
31 Mar 2009 - IDF says according to video of West Bank incident, it is clear MK Mohammad Barakeh was not attacked.
Hamas frees Fatah's Gaza officials hours after arrest
31 Mar 2009 - Fatah spokesman: Hamas launches new crackdown on Abbas loyalists in bid to prevent regrouping.
Israel denies compromise with Hamas in Shalit deal
31 Mar 2009 - PMO counters Hamas claim that Israel had rescinded from initial demands and made new offer for prisoner swap.
30 Mar 2009 -
Israeli MPs close investigation into soldier atrocities in Gaza
30 Mar 2009 -
Health workers opt to suspend strike scheduled for Tuesday
30 Mar 2009 -
Israeli troops detain PFLP fighter near Ramallah
30 Mar 2009 -
Fatah congratulates Palestinians marking Land Day
30 Mar 2009 -
Young man dead, six others injured in family clash
30 Mar 2009 -
Palestinian deportee returns to Ramallah after five-year exile
30 Mar 2009 -
MK Barakah calls Beit Hanoun on Land Day; urges continued struggle
30 Mar 2009 -
Palestinian fighter wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza
30 Mar 2009 -
Two Palestinians seized in Qalqiliya-area village
30 Mar 2009 -
Netanyahu prepares coalition cabinet; Likud underrepresented
30 Mar 2009 -
Sudan eclipses Palestine at Arab League Summit
30 Mar 2009 -
Israeli blockade prevents EU cash from reaching Gazans
30 Mar 2009 -
Israel to open Jewish-only Hebron road to Palestinians
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30 Mar 2009 - Gaza, 31 March (The Pal Telegraph)-Two Palestinians were targeted and others wounded after being exposed to a missile from an Israeli aircraft near the boarders in the east of Maghazi refugee camp in the midst of the Gaza Strip. The reporter of...
Jewish Settlers to Build Road on Palestinians’ Lands
30 Mar 2009 - West Bank, March 30, 2009 (Pal Telegraph) - Jewish settlers are preparing to build an unauthorized road between “Alia” settlement in the north of the West Bank City of Ramallah and “Hioval” settlement in the south on Palestinian land, according to the...
Occupation expels Palestinian families from Hebron
30 Mar 2009 - Hebron, 30 March (Pal Telegraph)- The Israeli army has expelled several Palestinian families living behind the apartheid wall in the south-eastern part of Hebron governorate in the occupied west bank. The Israeli Army claims they permission to reside there.
Gaza: a medical team performs 4 medical critical surgeries.
29 Mar 2009 - Gaza, 30 March (Pal Telegraph)- Palestinian medical team working in the Department of Medical Surgery, at Al-Shifa’ medical complex in Gaza, has succeeded in performing 4 critical surgeries to eradicate cancerous tumors in only one week. In a press release, the ministry...
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon Commemorate Land Day
29 Mar 2009 - Lebanon, 30 March (The Pal Telegraph) - Palestinian refugees of Sabra and Sahtila Refugee Camp commemorated Palestinian Land Day (Yawm Al-Ard) on Sunday. Every year on March 30 th , Palestinians around the world commemorate Land day as a protest against Israeli appropriation...
Hamas says restrictions on prisoners not to change demands
28 Mar 2009 - GAZA, March 29 - The military wing of Hamas on Sunday said expected harassment against its prisoners in Israeli jails will not succeed changing Hamas' conditions for a prisoner exchange deal. An Israeli committee would present a list of new restrictions on...
Rain of Fire
28 Mar 2009 - Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch released a damning report this week that the Israeli military had “deliberately or recklessly used white phosphorus munitions in violation of the laws of war” during the 22-day Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.
Israeli blockade sinks fish industry
28 Mar 2009 - Gaza City: Marwan Abu Juma, a 43-year-old father of 10, hasn't made enough money from fishing since 2000, but his life has been particularly difficult for the past several months. "I can barely cover the expenses of fishing and save some money...
Report: IOF troops carried out 36 incursions in W. Bank during one week
28 Mar 2009 - NABLUS - The Palestinian center for human rights revealed in its weekly report that the IOF troops carried out during a one-week period at least 36 incursions in most of the West Bank cities, villages and refugee camps during which they kidnapped...
Did Israel use white phosphorous in Gaza?
28 Mar 2009 - Israel's recent use of white phosphorus bombs in densely populated areas of Gaza violated the rules of war, according to a leading human rights organization.
31 Mar 2009 - Dubai police detain Russian suspected in killing of Chechen military leader.
Qatar hosts Latin American leaders
31 Mar 2009 - Second Latam-Arab summit follows on the heels of Arab League meeting in Doha.
Israel drops Gaza war crimes probe
30 Mar 2009 - Military judge dismisses soldiers' accounts of civilians being shot as "hearsay".
Netanyahu 'to present new cabinet'
30 Mar 2009 - Israeli PM-designate will reportedly present his cabinet to parliament on Tuesday.
26 Mar 2009 - GAZA CITY Thursday, March 26, 2009 (IRIN) - Many university students who lost relatives or whose homes were destroyed during the recent 23-day Israeli offensive are finding it difficult to cope, according to university officials and students.
OPT: UN tracks rising violence against women in Gaza
26 Mar 2009 - GAZA CITY Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (IRIN) - The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Gaza, local Palestinian NGOs and mental health professionals are reporting increased incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault against women in Gaza since the beginning of 2009.
MIDDLE EAST: Water treatment kit for household grey water
26 Mar 2009 - ISTANBUL Monday, March 23, 2009 (IRIN) - A kit designed to treat household waste water for reuse could be one of the ways to tackle water scarcity in rural areas of the Middle East and North Africa, according to a Canadian organisation.
30 Mar 2009 - March 28th, 2009 --, The people in Palestine are mobilizing for the 32nd annual commemoration of Land Day, March 30. Land Day marks the date of the Palestinian demonstration in the Galilee against a wide-scale land confiscation, when Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinians, injured 96 and arrested 300. See the full list of actions here. [
Al-Ezariya house demolitions
30 Mar 2009 - March 27th, 2009 --, Earlier this month, Occupation machinery demolished a house in al-Ezariya as well as several Bedouin tents and animal pens. A total of 39 people lost their homes. These demolitions, however, only represent a small fraction of the targeted structures in Jerusalem. Collectively, hundreds of structures housing thousands of people face demolition threats in Palestinian communities across the city. [
31 Mar 2009 -
PCHR Appeals for Action to Save Lives of Gaza Strip Patients
31 Mar 2009 -
PCHR Demands Investigation into Death of a Civilian Tortured by Members of the Intelligence Services in Gaza
31 Mar 2009 -
PCHR Warns of Gaza Patients’ Being Denied Treatment Abroad
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31 Mar 2009 - During the reporting period, IOF wounded 10 Palestinian civilians, including one child and two journalists, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
30 Mar 2009 - A judge on Monday upheld a government order banning an outspoken anti-war British lawmaker from visiting Canada for a speaking tour. ...
Czech foreign minister 'not happy' with Israeli policies
30 Mar 2009 - The Czech EU presidency is not happy with some Israeli policies and an EU-Israel summit is unlikely to take place in the next three months, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said on Tuesday. ...
Clinton: Obama government to drop 'war on terror' from lexicon
30 Mar 2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday the Obama administration had dropped "war on terror" from its lexicon, rhetoric former President George W. Bush used to justify many of his actions. ...
Olmert's departure / A prime minister without a legacy
30 Mar 2009 - The smell of stale cigar smoke surrounded the old office of Ehud Olmert in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. It was from here that he managed affairs of state as acting prime minister after succeeding Ariel Sharon. ...
Arab League backs Sudan's Bashir on arrest warrant
30 Mar 2009 - An Arab summit voiced support for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Monday, rejecting an international arrest warrant issued against him for alleged war crimes in Darfur. ...
30 Mar 2009 - Israel-Palestine media monitors are trapped in a sterile tit-for-tat that yields little information about the real suffering in Gaza Should the exchange about media bias in the coverage of the Gaza war between Sharif Nashashibi of...
Rory McCarthy on a Human Rights Watch report accusing Israel of war crime
27 Mar 2009 - Rory McCarthy on a Human Rights Watch report accusing Israel of war crime
Palestinian youth orchestra disbanded after Israel concert
29 Mar 2009 - Palestinian authorities have disbanded a youth orchestra from a West Bank refugee camp and barred the conductor from the camp after she directed a concert for a group of Holocaust survivors in Israel, a local official...
Richard Silverstein: A new survey shows Jews support a strong Israel policy that encourages negotiation
29 Mar 2009 - A new survey shows that American Jews support a muscular US policy toward Israel and Palestine that encourages negotiation J Street has just released its latest poll ( full results , analysis ) about American Jewish attitudes toward the...
Gaza offensive: Israeli military says no war crimes committed
31 Mar 2009 - Investigation declares Israeli soldiers' confessions exaggerated stories of civilian casualties in Gaza The Israeli military has concluded that no war crimes were committed during its recent offensive in the Gaza Strip, dismissing as "hearsay" the testimonies...
Israel: horse trading in the Knesset
31 Mar 2009 - Who's who in the Israeli parliament
Binyamin Netanyahu ready to take charge of new Israeli government
30 Mar 2009 - After weeks of late-night negotiations, power-broking and patronage politics, the new Israeli government will be sworn in today, with Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the rightwing Likud party, presiding over a motley coalition of the left, the...
Seth Freedman: The brutality of police in Jaffa helps to keep its residents divided
30 Mar 2009 - How can the residents of this Israeli town find harmony when those employed to keep the peace are comfortable with abuse? Jaffa , which borders the southern edge of Tel Aviv , is a mixed city in more...
The Office is to be remade for Israeli TV
30 Mar 2009 - Ricky Gervais's hit comedy The Office is to be remade for Israeli audiences Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's critically lauded comedy The Office is to be remade for an Israeli audience - the sixth foreign version...
Roy Greenslade: Egypt releases blogger who was beaten
30 Mar 2009 - Egyptian authorities have released Diaa Eddin Gad , a 22-year-old Egyptian blogger, after nearly seven weeks in detention, during which he was beaten, kicked and threatened with torture, being forced to witness people being electrocuted. Gad's blog...
Steve Bell on Israel's war on Gaza
27 Mar 2009 - The landmark deal Egypt and Israel signed 30 years ago offers lessons for today's peacemakers
Shiraz Maher: Hazel Blears has taken an admirable stand against Daud Abdullah
28 Mar 2009 - Hazel Blears has taken an admirable stand against a man whose views overstep the mark It is not a popular thing to speak in support of politicians these days – particularly when many do themselves and...
30 Mar 2009 - An Israeli version of the smash British television show "The Office" will be broadcast on the Yes satellite carrier starting in April of next year. The 15 episodes, each 25 minutes long, will be written by Uzi Weill, who directed the hit program Betipul, and directed by Eitan Tzur, whose past credits include "Hahamishia Hakamerit." ...
Shalit camp hopeful and apprehensive at government change
30 Mar 2009 - The Shalit family and activists working for the captive soldier Gilad Shalit's release expressed disappointment Monday at the Ehud Olmert administration ending its term in office with the Shalit case still pending and no end in sight. ...
Netanyahu government to be sworn in today
30 Mar 2009 - Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has officially asked the Knesset to hold a swearing-in ceremony for his new government - which, with some 30 ministers and at least another six deputy ministers, will be the largest in Israeli history. ...
Ethiopian youths ousted from center in favor of newly religious
30 Mar 2009 - The Kiryat Gat municipality will close the only youth center in the city serving Ethiopian adolescents in the afternoons, and intends to convert its home into a center for Torah study for the newly religious. ...
Leviev`s company loses NIS 4.8 billion in 2008
30 Mar 2009 - Lev Leviev's Africa Israel Investments lost more in the fourth quarter of 2008 than in the previous three quarters combined. ...
31 Mar 2009 - Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
OPT: Israel closes investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Gaza Strip
31 Mar 2009 - Source: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
OPT: Aid convoy blocked for two weeks at border
31 Mar 2009 - Source: Missionary International Service News Agency
Palestinian factions return to Cairo for talks
31 Mar 2009 - Source: Deutsche Presse Agentur
Trends in staple food prices in selected vulnerable countries- Issue No 3, Mar 2009
31 Mar 2009 - Source: World Food Programme
Tensions rise in Palestinian camps in southern Lebanon
31 Mar 2009 - Source: Deutsche Presse Agentur
OPT: MOFA Germany story - Perforated water tank and cracked walls
31 Mar 2009 - Source: CARE
OPT: A fresh start for Gaza's farmers
31 Mar 2009 - Source: CARE
31 Mar 2009 - Interior Ministry says officers to stand trial for offences relating to torture, subsequent death of suspected drug dealer day after his arrest in Rafah
Uneasy rivals US, Iran meet at Afghan conference
31 Mar 2009 - Top American diplomat Holbrooke has brief, cordial meeting with Islamic Republic's deputy FM at international conference on Afghanistan reconstruction; Clinton says meeting 'did not focus on anything substantive'
Livni: Government comprised of 'ministers of nothing'
31 Mar 2009 - New opposition leader slams Netanyahu's 'big and lavish cabinet at a time of economic constraints'; urges change in system of government
Netanyahu during inauguration: Nukes greatest threat
31 Mar 2009 - 'Greatest threat to Israel, all of mankind will come from radical regime that will try to arm itself with nuclear weapons,' incoming PM says during new government's induction ceremony, adding 'we have no desire to rule over Palestinians'
Olmert bids farewell to Knesset
31 Mar 2009 - At beginning of Netanyahu government's induction ceremony, outgoing PM says he is stepping down with 'head held high,' adding 'gaps with Palestinians not unbridgeable'
Hamas: No progress expected on Shalit during Netanyahu's term
31 Mar 2009 - Gaza leaders closely watching change of government in Israel, estimate that there will be no development on Shalit affair during Netanyahu's years in office
Yisrael Beiteinu: Not giving up Foreign Ministry
31 Mar 2009 - Following rumors that Netanyahu will try to grab back FM post in order to appease MK Shalom, Lieberman associates emphasize that if post is taken from their party, 'they will return to opposition'
30 Mar 2009 - Ghada Abu Halima, 21, a Gazan mother of two, died on 29 March from wounds sustained when her house was struck with white-phosphorus shells during “Operation Cast Lead”. In her testimony of 9 January, she described how her house went up in flames, burning
Gaza and Sderot: Life in spite of everything
30 Mar 2009 - B'Tselem joins with ARTE to continue the award-winning internet documentary series on the lives of civilians in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel. B'Tselem injected into the project attention to International Humanitarian Law.
30 Mar 2009 - Kenyan officials have deported hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing violence, demanding bribes and inflicting sexual abuse on them, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The refugees' plight has been aggravated by the 2007 closure of the Kenya-Somalia border and authorities are turning a blind eye to police corruption and abuses.
Netanyahu vows to pursue peace, stays silent on Palestinian state
30 Mar 2009 - Incoming Premier Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Monday to make every effort to achieve peace with Israel's neighbors and the Arab world, but again made no mention of Palestinian aspirations to statehood. "The government I am forming will do its utmost to achieve a just and lasting peace with all our neighbors and the Arab world in general," Netanyahu said.
Arab summit rejects charges against Bashir
30 Mar 2009 - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won strong support against his international arrest warrant over Darfur from an Arab summit on Monday that also warned Israel that an Arab peace offer was not open-ended. While Sudan emerged with the most gains, a surprise tirade by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi against Saudi King Abdullah.
Egypt's opposition wants Camp David shelved
30 Mar 2009 - Egyptian and Israeli officials celebrated the anniversary of the Camp David peace agreement last week. The agreement normalized relations between the two former adversaries 30 years earlier on March 26. Opposition leaders, however, are calling for a suspension of the treaty, which they say fails to serve Egyptian interests.
Arabs-Israelis protest against Jewish state's 'racism'
30 Mar 2009 - Thousands of Arab-Israelis on Monday demonstrated against what they called Israel's "racism" at a rally commemorating the killing of six people in a 1976 protest against land grabs. Arab-Israeli MPs, mayors and other dignitaries were among the demonstrators in the annual Land Day protest at Deir Hanna village in Israel's Galilee region.
Talk of change - and nothing changes - in the Middle East
30 Mar 2009 - In the Middle East this week it's all change. In fact, it's all diplomatic stasis. Neither Monday's Arab League summit in Doha nor Tuesday's induction of a new Israeli government in Jerusalem is likely to break or even ease the conflict deadlock that grips the region.
Think tank urges US to adopt more pragmatic approach toward Hamas
30 Mar 2009 - A new report from a New York-based think tank and delivered to US President Barack Obama by a signatory who is also an adviser recommends that Washington forcefully reinsert itself into the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, calling for "a more pragmatic approach to Hamas."
Khmer Rouge torture chief faces trial for 'Killing Fields' atrocities
30 Mar 2009 - The Khmer Rouge regime's prison chief Monday finally stood trial for Cambodia's "Killing Fields" atrocities, accused of overseeing the torture and execution of 15,000 people three decades ago. Former teacher Kaing Guek Eav - better known as Duch - appeared before a UN-backed war crimes court set up to deal with senior members of the 1975-1979.
31 Mar 2009 - Dr. Ahmed Bahar, the acting speaker of the PLC, stated that the confirmation of respect for the elected PLC which was included in the Arab summit's final statement is a positive sign, albeit too late.
Hamas: Summit outcome lacked practical resolutions
31 Mar 2009 - Hamas on Monday regretted that the Arab summit resolutions did not live up to the expectations of the Palestinian people and lacked practical measures to ease their suffering.
Ghoul: Israeli measures against prisoners "cheap blackmail"
31 Mar 2009 - Mohammed Al-Ghoul, the minister of prisoners' affairs in the PA government in Gaza, has described the Israeli penal measures against Palestinian prisoners in occupation jails as "cheap blackmail".
Awad: The Palestinian rivals agreed on the next government's functions and name
31 Mar 2009 - Dr. Mohamed Awad, the secretary-general of the Palestinian cabinet, stated that the committee on government agreed to identify the functions and the name of the next Palestinian government.
Hamas: Arab leaders are tested again regarding the Arab issues
31 Mar 2009 - The Hamas Movement stated Monday that the Arab leaders face a new test regarding the Arab issues in general and the Palestinian cause in particular.
Islamic-Christian front calls on Doha summit to discuss Zionist schemes in J'lem
31 Mar 2009 - The Islamic-Christian front for the defense of Jerusalem called on the Arab summit held in Doha to take firm and urgent positions to confront the Zionist schemes in Jerusalem.
Palestinian farmer wounded in IOF shooting
31 Mar 2009 - Israeli occupation forces on Monday fired at a group of Palestinian farmers who were tending to their farms near the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun wounding one of them.
Masri: Israel's attempts to force Hamas to release its soldier would not succeed
31 Mar 2009 - MP Mushir Al-Masri, the secretary-general of Hamas parliamentary bloc, said that all Israeli attempts to intimidate Hamas would not force it to make concessions on the prisoners' swap deal.
Hamas: The Palestinians became closer than ever to restore their usurped rights
31 Mar 2009 - Hamas stated that the Palestinian people on the 33rd anniversary of Land Day have become closer than ever to restore their usurped rights especially the right of return.
Haneyya asks Arab leaders to implement previous summit resolutions on Gaza siege
31 Mar 2009 - Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya has asked the Arab rulers to implement former summit resolutions concerning the siege on Gaza and to demand the trial of Israeli war criminals.
31 Mar 2009 - Netanyahu, who is to be sworn in as prime minister today, says President Obama is 'open to new ideas,' including his ideas, on how to address conflicts in the Middle East. In the weeks since he was chosen to form Israel's next government, Benjamin Netanyahu has labored to dispel the perception that he's on a collision course with the country's most powerful ally.
Arab summit in Qatar overshadowed by economic crisis
31 Mar 2009 - Qatar's ruler warns that the Middle East, given its location and oil exports, is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the downturn. Leaders also call on Israel to accept a 2002 peace initiative. The global economic crisis is set to plunge a Middle East already reeling from war and extremism into further chaos, the ruler of Qatar cautioned other national leaders and diplomats Monday at the annual Arab League summit.
Probe of alleged army killings in Gaza ends
31 Mar 2009 - The chief military prosecutor says that soldiers who reported that army snipers killed Palestinian civilians in Gaza had no firsthand knowledge. Israeli rights groups call it a whitewash. Israel's military closed an investigation Monday into allegations that army snipers killed two women and two children during its incursion into the Gaza Strip, saying soldiers making the claims had witnessed no such shootings.
Obama administration ditches 'war on terror' phrase
31 Mar 2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the phrase is not being used anymore, though no formal directive has been issued. The phrase "war on terror," for seven years a signature expression of the Bush administration, has been shelved, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledged Monday.
31 Mar 2009 - Sudan’s president, who has been indicted for war crimes, was embraced at the annual Arab League summit.
Israel Ends Inquiry Into Abuse in Gaza
30 Mar 2009 - The military police found that the accusations against soldiers were based on hearsay.
U.S. Soldier Guilty in Killing of 4 Iraqis in 2007
30 Mar 2009 - A U.S. Army court-martial has found a soldier guilty of murder in the execution-style slayings of four bound and blindfolded Iraqi detainees in the spring of 2007.
George Hedges, Lawyer Who Explored Middle East, Dies at 57
31 Mar 2009 - Mr. Hedges represented Hollywood celebrities as a senior partner at a Los Angeles law firm and was an organizer of expeditions to the Middle East in the 1990s.
Tiny Island Surrounded by Tension in the Gulf
29 Mar 2009 - Bahrain has become a flashpoint in a regional conflict after an Iranian official said the desert kingdom was historically a province of Iran.
Concert for Holocaust Survivors Is Condemned
29 Mar 2009 - Palestinian activists from the Jenin refugee camp condemned a camp youth orchestra’s performance for Holocaust survivors in Israel.
World Briefing | Middle East: Qatar: Qaddafi Runs Cold and Warm
31 Mar 2009 - What at first appeared to be a tirade by the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi at the Arab summit meeting, turned out to be an effort to end a six-year feud.
World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: Photoshop, Pharaoh Style
31 Mar 2009 - An analysis of the limestone core inside the iconic bust of Nefertiti suggests that the sculptor may have enhanced the queen’s image.
BMW garage among the targets of Israel's attacks
30 Mar 2009 - Nasser al-Amoudi, with his biker's jacket and sunglasses, embodies the essence of a car enthusiast. For years he has been the proud owner of the only BMW spare parts shop in the Gaza Strip. People would travel from every corner to purchase second hand parts from his shop. Now Nasser's workshop and garage, which were worth $300,000 before the Israeli army destroyed them during its latest offensive, lie in tatters, and his financial security has gone.
Palestinians remember Land Day
30 Mar 2009 - Palestinians across the Middle East were due to commemorate Land Day today, marking the anniversary of clashes in 1976 in which six unarmed Palestinians were shot dead by the Israeli army as it tried to break up a general strike. Although Land Day is one of the most important anniversaries in the Palestinian calendar, sometimes referred to as the Palestinians' national day, the historical event it marks is little spoken of and rarely studied. Jonathan Cook reports.
Academics in Lebanon call for Israel boycott
30 Mar 2009 - We stand, as academics in Lebanon, in urging our colleagues, regionally and internationally, to oppose Israel's ongoing scholasticide and to support the just demand for academic boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.
Tough times for university students in Gaza
27 Mar 2009 - GAZA CITY (IRIN) - Many university students who lost relatives or whose homes were destroyed during the recent 22-day Israeli offensive are finding it difficult to cope, according to university officials and students. Some have been unable to register for the new semester due to lack of funds; others are still traumatized.
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