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Google removes Palestine from its maps

Google removes Palestine maps

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel. In a statement released yesterday, the forum said Google’s decision to remove Palestine from its maps on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name …

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Israeli jailed 6 months for burning baby and father to death, Palestinians jailed 20 years for throwing stones

Meir Ettinger Israel Palestine

Editor’s note: this ‘crackdown’ includes recent laws that sees Palestinians face 20 years jail for throwing stones and follows Israelis being found responsible for the major cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase, that saw 83 million customers data stolen. Israel has imprisoned two high-profile ultranationalists for six months without charge and arrested additional suspects in …

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Four identical mistakes on one day. Really?

Israeli border police Palestine

Fans of attorney Zion Amir’s legal virtuosity will have another opportunity to see him in action on Thursday: He’ll be at Jerusalem District Court in the case of The State vs. Ben Dery, who is accused of killing teenager Nadim Nuwara while serving as a Border Police company commander. A …

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Israel approves 20 year prison terms for stone throwers

Palestinian child throwing stones at Israeli tank

Editor’s note: meanwhile Israel‘s military cleared itself of any wrong doing in the thousands of Palestinian civilians deaths over the years including the slaughter of 4 Palestinian children playing soccer on the beach last year by Israeli forces. The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly passed a new law that radically toughens punishments for …

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Sweden to officially recognise State of Palestine

Stefan Lofven Sweden

Sweden’s newly-formed center-left government is set to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. If Stockholm proceeds with the move it will be the first EU-member to officially endorse Palestinian statehood. “The conflict between Israel can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance …

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US, UK and Australia to reject Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

UN meeting

Palestinian sources say that the US, UK, and Australia have each indicated that they would reject a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s administration of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 armistice lines. Haaretz reports that members of Palestinian Authority President …

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MSNBC apologises for showing map of disappearing Palestine

Palestine loss of land to Israel MSNBC

Earlier this month, MSNBC aired a well-known, but controversial graphic that illustrates how Israel has taken over Palestine as the occupation of the region has grown over time. The graphic, which appeared during an Oct. 15 discussion between MSNBC anchor Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, a Middle East correspondent, shows …

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US and Australia block Palestinian statehood bid at UN

United Nations Security Council

The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions. The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it …

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Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should …

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Bolivia declares Israel as a ‘terrorist state’

Bolivia-Evo-Morales

Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. Cancelling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely …

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UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

UN vote Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be …

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Israelis gather to watch and applaud bombing of Gaza

Israel Palestine Gaza bombing

An image of Israelis in Sderot who gathered on a hill to watch and celebrate Gaza being bombed has gone viral on Twitter. The photo posted by a Danish journalist caused uproar online. Allan Sørensen, the Middle Eastern correspondent for the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, said that he took the …

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Journalists blast Israeli govt cartoon mocking Gaza news coverage

Israel cartoon Gaza terror rules

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has produced a 50-second cartoon mocking foreign reporting on Gaza, urging people to see that “terrorism rules” there. Apart from arguably lacking comedic value, the clip was slammed as being in poor taste by international media. The animated short shows a blond, presumably American reporter in Gaza …

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Vatican officially recognizes the state of Palestine

Pope Francis Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally …

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500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes

Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) say Benjamin Netanyahu‘s stance is against “international law and Jewish tradition.” RHR’s open letter came after the Israeli PM announced the destruction of …

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Apartheid: Palestinians to be banned from riding buses with Israelis

Israel bus

As if taking inspiration from 1950s America or apartheid South Africa, Israel’s defence minister is reportedly set to introduce a new policy that will effectively ban Palestinians from travelling on the same buses as Israelis. The Times of Israel reports this morning that Moshe Ya’alon will only allow Palestinians who …

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Israeli sniper brags about killing 13 Palestinian children

Palestinian child in IDF Israeli crosshairs

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of Palestinian Sherrii ElKaderi. The image was quickly screen …

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The untold story of Gaza and Israel

This is the untold story of what is happening in Gaza right now between Israel and Palestine. Thanks to the guys at SCGnews for producing this video, a full transcript is available here.

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Palestinian boy made to drink petrol before being set alight

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

With each day that goes by the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir becomes ever more bestial. Haaretz reports (Hebrew print edition only so far) that before he was burned to death he was doused with gasoline and forced to drink the fluid. No doubt, the killers wanted him to burn from …

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Arafat body to be dug up Tuesday for poison test

Yasser Arafat

The body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday to undergo poison tests, the head of the Palestinian inquiry team said on Saturday. “The tomb will be opened on November 27 and experts will take samples the same day within a matter of a few hours,” Tawfiq …

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