Palestine

Ehud Barak: We must pull out of West Bank

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 27, 2012

In an interview with Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom on Monday, Defence Minister Ehud Barak called on the Israeli government to consider a pullback from “isolated” settlements in the West Bank as a step towards separating the Israeli and Palestinian populations.

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‘Investigate UK funding of Palestinian NGOs’

By Simon Rocker, September 20, 2012

The head of the Jerusalem-based research institute, NGO Monitor, has called for an inquiry into British government funding of Palestinian organisations which he says promote political attacks on Israel.

More than £500,000 was provided by the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development to Palestinian NGOs last year, according to the organisation’s figures.

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Romney says Palestinians 'committed to destruction of Israel'

By Anna Sheinman, September 19, 2012

Secret footage of Mitt Romney was released on Tuesday in which he describes the Palestinians as “committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel”.

The film, posted on the website of the left-leaning US magazine Mother Jones, showed Mr Romney speaking at a $50,000-a-plate private fundraiser in Florida in May.

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Judge: Corrie endangered herself

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 30, 2012

The parents of Rachel Corrie are planning to appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court following the ruling of the Haifa District Court that the death of their 23-year-old daughter in 2003 was an accident.

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'Palestinian Embassy' balloon flying over Liverpool is a load of hot air

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

A hot-air balloon labelled “Palestinian Embassy”, and carrying political commentators, will fly over Liverpool next month as part of a prestigious art festival.

The exhibit is part of the Liverpool Biennal 2012, an event that receives funding from the Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council.

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Anti-Israel Al-Quds demonstrations in Iran

By Sandy Rashty, August 17, 2012

Iran’s national anti-Israel day led to a fresh wave of flag burning demonstrations in Tehran today to support of the "Palestinian resistance to the Israeli regime".

International Al-Quds Day, which has been annually staged since the 1979 Islamic revolution, encouraged citizens to stage mass demonstrations in support of the destruction of Israel.

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France backs Palestinian UNESCO bid for Church of Nativity

By Heidi Heinemann, June 28, 2012

A Palestinian delegation to a Unesco meeting tomorrow in St Petersburg is seeking to gain recognition for the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a world heritage site.

The bid comes following the Palestinians’ admission to Unesco last year and is widely viewed as part of their campaign to achieve international recognition of an independent state.

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‘Partisan’ Christian project in Israel-Palestine angers Jewish leaders

By Simon Rocker, June 21, 2012

The Board of Deputies has urged members to lobby the Archbishop of Canterbury over a project which it says promotes hostility towards Israel among Christians.

A resolution calling for support of a volunteer programme in the West Bank is to be discussed by the General Synod, the Church’s national assembly, at its meeting next month.

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Fifa's Sepp Blatter urges Israel's Avi Luzon to act on hunger striker

By Jennifer Lipman, June 12, 2012

The president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, has appealed to the Israel Football Association over the case of a Gaza prisoner who went on a hunger strike for nearly three months.

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Jerusalem Quartet players disrupted in Brighton

By Marcus Dysch, May 10, 2012

Anti-Israel activists disrupted a performance this week by the Jerusalem Quartet at England's largest arts festival.

The Israeli classical ensemble was playing at the Brighton Festival on Tuesday evening when the protest took place.

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