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Logo for Boat Blockade protest
international / non-violent action / news report Saturday August 16, 2014 20:21   image 1 image
The Israeli cargo ship ‘Zim’ was set to dock in the Oakland port, on Saturday morning. But activists have claimed credit for an announced delay in the ship’s docking, and are planning to stop the ship wherever it tries to dock. read full story / add a comment
Haredi Jew in Jerusalem holding a Palestinian flag with the text "Boycott Israel"-- Wiki Commons photo/Al Quds
international / non-violent action / news report Saturday August 16, 2014 07:42   image 1 image
Major Israeli food exporters are facing an unprecedented wave of cancelations in orders from Europe as a result of Israel’s most recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. read full story / add a comment
Palestinians walk through a destroyed neighborhood in Gaza in mid-July  (MaanImages).
international / truce / news report Friday August 15, 2014 04:18   image 1 image
Deputy Secretary-General of the Palestinian faction of the Islamic Jihad, Ziad al-Nakhaala, said Thursday that a long-term ceasefire to include the lifting of the siege on Gaza would be announced soon, stressing that "great progress" had been made in negotiations. read full story / add a comment
Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu (image from wikimedia commons)
international / international politics / news report Friday August 15, 2014 02:31   image 1 image
After officials in the Obama administration say they were ‘blindsided’ by the shipment of ammunition from the Pentagon to Israel, the administration decided to put a temporary halt on the transfer of a number of hellfire missiles. read full story / add a comment
(MaanImages/file)
international / international politics / news report Wednesday August 13, 2014 02:05   image 1 image
Ongoing ceasefire talks are beginning to take shape, Cairo sources told Ma'an. However, several outstanding issues need to be addressed in order to establish a permanent truce. read full story / add a comment
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international / truce / news report Tuesday August 12, 2014 06:34   image 1 image
Secretary-General of the Arab League, Nabil Al-Arabi, has met separately with both UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, and Member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, in discussion of efforts to reach a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Gaza. read full story / add a comment
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international / truce / news report Tuesday August 12, 2014 03:19   image 1 image
The Israeli delegation returned to Cairo, this morning, in resumption of indirect negotiations with Palestinian officials, at the onset of a 72-hour ceasefire agreed to by both sides. The talks are to continue for the duration, in an attempt to reach a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. read full story / add a comment
image: PNN
international / gaza siege / news report Tuesday August 12, 2014 01:52   image 1 image
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed a three-member panel to investigate possilbe humanitarian law violations during Israel's Gaza assault, according to Ma'an. read full story / add a comment
(AFP/File)
international / peace process / news report Monday August 11, 2014 11:28   image 1 image
According to Ma'an News Agency, the Palestinian delegation in Cairo has told Egyptian mediators that the next three days will be the last chance for reaching a comprehensive truce agreement with Israel.
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Wiki Commons (Kobe Bryant/IMEMC)
international / gaza siege / news report Monday August 11, 2014 05:33   image 1 image
An urgent meeting amongst the Arab League Foreign Ministerial Council, to be chaired by Morocco, is to take place on Monday, in follow up on a July 14th decision regarding an initiative to end the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip. read full story / add a comment
Hedy Epstein, one of the signers of the letter (image by socioecohistory.wordpress.com)
international / human rights / news report Sunday August 10, 2014 20:20   image 1 image
A group of Holocaust survivors and their descendants from the U.S. and Europe have signed onto a letter challenging a letter published in the New York Times by fellow Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who they contend promoted “blatant falsehoods to justify the unjustifiable”. They argue that their experience of surviving the Nazi genocide has led them to believe that “Never Again” should apply to everyone, including Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
Azzam al-Ahmad -- PNN/Gaza
international / palestinian politics / news report Sunday August 10, 2014 10:44   image 1 image
Member of Fatah's Central Committee and head of the Palestinian delegation for truce talks in Cairo, Azzam Al-Ahmad, says that Palestinians do not wish to resume attacks, but that it is their legitimate prerogative to demand and fight for their rights. read full story / add a comment
150,000 people protest in London (image by @Farah_Gazan on Twitter)
international / non-violent action / human interest Sunday August 10, 2014 01:51   image 1 image
Following a call by the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee and other Palestinian organizations, supporters of equal rights for Palestinians held protests around the world on Saturday, calling for an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza and an end to the siege that has been strangling the economy of Gaza for 8 years. read full story / add a comment
photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency
international / palestinian attacks / human interest Saturday August 09, 2014 02:52   image 1 image
Foreign correspondents covering Gaza have rejected Israeli PM Netanyahu’s allegations regarding their reports, which have been described as "unbalanced" and "biased" towards Palestinians due to pressure exerted by Hamas. read full story / add a comment
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