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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:49:55 GMT

Jerusalem Approves Construction of 181 Housing Units Beyond the Green Line  -  Haaretz
U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby condemned the decision on Wednesday evening, saying that the United States strongly opposes construction in settlements, and accused Israel of actions that "risk entrenching a one-state reality." Such actions ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:44:08 GMT

Trial of soldier charged with killing Palestinian divides Israeli society  -  AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
Sgt. Elor Azaria is on trial for manslaughter after he shot and killed a Palestinian assailant as he lay wounded, sprawled on his back, minutes after lunging at soldiers with a knife. TEL AVIV—One of the most divisive trials in Israeli history is ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:32:40 GMT

Israel jails Palestinian minor for life for murder  -  Daily Mail
An Israeli military court on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian minor to life in prison for killing an Israeli woman, the army said. "The Judea military court sentenced the assassin of Dafna Meir, who was killed by stabbing on January 17, 2016, to life ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:26:41 GMT

Israeli court orders release of British citizen who confessed to Hamas links 'under duress'  -  RT
Israeli authorities accused him of providing cash and mobile phones to Hamas, but Sherari's lawyer insists his confession to the allegations was made under illegal coercion. Haaretz reports Sherari was released when the judge, Lieutenant Colonel Azriel ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:04:43 GMT

Israel's US Envoy Ron Dermer to Be Honored by anti-Muslim Hate Group  -  Haaretz
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer will be accepting an award in New York next month from an American organization identified as an anti-Muslim hate group. The Center for Security Policy (CSP), which will be honoring Dermer, is included ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:59:26 GMT
Garage in England refuses to sell car part to Israeli  -  The Times of Israel
After he sent an email clarifying why he would have to pay such a high amount, he received the following reply: “as we do not recognise the state of israel we do not ship to such non exitent ountries hwoever delivery to palestin can be arranged at a ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:58:10 GMT

Roof Overload Seen as Likely Cause in Fatal Israel Garage Collapse  -  Engineering News-Record (subscription)
Israeli police are continuing their investigation into the fatal collapse on Sept. 5 of an underground parking lot in a Tel Aviv commercial district just weeks before it was scheduled to open. The direct cause of the collapse now appears to be known ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:54:05 GMT

Palestinians consider suing Britain as Israel celebrates Balfour  -  Irish Times
Wednesday marked the 99th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, the British government pledge of support for establishing a Jewish homeland in the then Ottoman territory of Palestine. However, as Israel planned events to mark the centenary year, ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:48:51 GMT

Arab Rapper Tests The Limit Of Israel's Artistic Freedoms  -  KERA News
Tamer Nafar (center), performs with the hip-hop group DAM. The members are all Arabs who are citizens of Israel, and some of their lyrics are harshly critical of the state. They see it as artistic freedom, while Israel's culture minister says such ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:27:49 GMT

Israeli religious leaders condemn extremism at Auschwitz  -  Daily Mail
The members of the Council of Religious Community Leaders in Israel repudiated "racism, fanaticism and extremism, particularly when these are committed, allegedly in the name of religion" in a statement issued following their visit to the grounds of ...