Syria: Only Rebels Benefit from Recent Chemical Attack By grtv

22 August 2013 — grtv

Wildly varying reports have emerged of recent chemical weapons use in Syria, with hundreds allegedly killed in the latest attack.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 15 August 2013: The negotiations trap

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Army Admits Alleged “Gaza Mall” Is In Malaysia
IMEMC – After being exposed by the Electronic Intifada, the Israeli army issued an apology for an image it published of a lavish mall, allegedly in the besieged Gaza Strip, admitting that the Mall is actually in Malaysia, and claiming that what happened was “an honest mistake”. …

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‘You don’t oppose settlements… once they’re built’ — AP says to State Dep’t By Philip Weiss

15 August 2013 — Mondoweiss

John Kerry’s statement that settlements are illegitimate–

Let me make it clear: The policy of the United States of America with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process.

–has opened up new lines of questioning about US foreign policy. From the State Department briefing yesterday, with spokesperson Jen Psaki. Continue reading this...

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 14 August 2013: Futile Peace talks, again: The Jewish State’s Bottom Line

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Nasrallah: “Hezbollah Fighters Behind Blast Targeting Soldiers Who Violated Border”
IMEMC – Secretary-General of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Party, Hasan Nasrallah, stated during a televised interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV, on Wednesday August 14, 2013, that fighters of the Hezbollah part were behind last week’s attack against Israeli soldiers who violated Lebanese sovereignty. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 13 August 2013: Israel Lobby Threatens Freedom of Speech in Germany

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Release Of 26 Detainees Initiated
IMEMC – Israeli sources have reported that Israel started the release of 26 Palestinian political prisoners as part of the efforts to resume direct peace talks with the Palestinians. The release started after the Israeli High Court rejected appeals filed against the release. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 11 August 2013:

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Young Palestinian musicians perform in prestigious world festival
IMEMC – On August 8, seventeen young Palestinian musicians put Palestine on the ‘map’ of one of the world’s most prestigious international music festivals, the BBC Proms. Aged twelve to twenty-three years, they are members of the Palestinian Strings, a brainchild of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine’s preeminent music institution. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 8 August 2013

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U.S: Next Round Of Talks August 14
IMEMC – United Foreign Secretary, Jennifer Psaki, stated Thursday [August 8, 2013] that the next round of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks will be held on August 14 in Jerusalem, then in the West bank city of Jericho. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 7 August 2013

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Tel Aviv Sets Timeframe For Releasing 104 Detainees
IMEMC – The Israeli Government has officially announced a timeframe for the release of 104 Palestinian detainees, imprisoned since before the first Oslo peace accord was signed in 1993, and said that the detainees will be released in four stages, starting next week, and ending in eight months of direct talks. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 1 August 2013

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Hundreds rally in Negev against Israeli plan to displace Bedouins
8/1/2013 – NEGEV (Ma’an) – Hundreds of Palestinian residents of Israel rallied Thursday afternoon against Israel’s Prawer Plan which could displace thousands of Bedouin residents of the Negev from their land. The protestors gathered near al-Arakib village where Israeli forces have demolished tents and tin-roofed houses more than 50 times. A Ma’an reporter in the Negev said Israeli police deployed heavily in….

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 29 July 2013: Images of Bedouin displacement foreshadow a ‘Nakba in the Negev’

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PCHR Calls Upon Abbass To Intervene To Save Lives Of 36 Patients Suffering From “Leukemia”
IMEMC – The Detainees Have Been With No Treatment For 8 Months The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely concerned over the lives of 36 patients, who suffer from Leukemia in the Gaza Strip, due to not receiving the necessary treatment they need for 8 months. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 28 July 2013: Workers on Israel’s illegal railway robbed of half their pay

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Protest tent evicted by Israeli troops south of Bethlehem
IMEMC – A group of around thirty protesters, including Palestinian, Israeli and international supporters of a Palestinian family whose home was recently demolished, were evicted Saturday from a protest tent they had set up on the family’s land in the village of Umm Salamuna, near Bethlehem. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 27 July 2013: The irrelevance of peace talks

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Israeli settler shoots live ammunition at Palestinian human rights house in Hebron
IMEMC – A group of human rights workers engaged in the project ‘Youth Against Settlements’ in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, reported that late Friday night, a group of activists were sitting in front of the group’s headquarters when a settler fired live rounds from an olive grove nearby. …

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ICH 18 July 2013: This Is A ‘Black Day’ for Liberty – Chris Hedges

18 July 2013 – Information Clearing House

Kerry to Present Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

“Peace” Talks to Resume Based on 1967 Lines, recognition of Israel as Jewish State

By Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury

Negotiations on borders will be based on the 1967 lines, with land swaps – taking into account the current reality in the West Bank, i.e. the major settlement blocs.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35579.htm

 

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