News headlines for “Palestine and Israel”, page 4

  1. Egypt-Israel Gas Issue Becoming Explosive

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012

    The two weeks since Egypt's abrupt cancellation of a Mubarak-era gas-export deal with Israel have seen an exchange of indirect threats and warnings between the two countries, culminating in an apparent Israeli military build-up on the border of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

  2. U.S.: Ethnic Minority Youth Lead New Wave of Student Activism

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012

    In December 1985, The New York Times reported on what was believed to be the first anti-apartheid conference of U.S. high schools discussing divestment from corporations operating in South Africa.

  3. Mubarak Still Has His Billions

    Monday, May 07, 2012

    More than a year since president Hosni Mubarak was removed from power, the money he allegedly syphoned from Egypt during his 29-year rule remains beyond the reach of authorities attempting to recover it.

  4. U.S. Sets Israel in the Election Mood

    Sunday, May 06, 2012

    If on Sep. 4, exit polls confirm what opinion polls currently predict — the reinstatement of a right-wing government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu — Israelis might still ask themselves, what was this general election about?

  5. Lebanese Groups Arming Syrian Unrest

    Thursday, May 03, 2012

    The Lebanese army seized a ship last weekend carrying three containers filled with weapons reportedly intended for Syria’s rebel fighters. Although Lebanon has remained relatively stable throughout the sustained violence next door in Syria, this discovery is the most recent reminder that the country is far from immune to the unrest plaguing its neighbour.

  6. U.S.: Israeli Dissent May Create More Space for Iran Nuclear Deal

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    The threat of a military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities this year appears to have substantially subsided over the past several weeks as a result of several developments, including the biting criticisms voiced recently by former top national security figures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defence minister, Ehud Barak.

  7. Media Faces New Crackdown

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of journalists and activists critical of its policies are threatening freedom of expression and journalistic freedoms in the West Bank, according to local human rights groups.

  8. Israeli Boats Hunt Gunrunners, and Peace Groups

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    'Black flag — do not enter the water!' announces the lifeguard. The waves might not lap indolently at the beach; the beach might not yet be replete with laidback beachgoers. But it already vibrates to the frenzy beat of ‘sun and fun’. For Israel’s navy and marine police though, the just-opened beach season doesn’t exhale a sweet breeze of nonchalance.

  9. Fragmented Protests Rise in Jordan

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    On a warm Friday afternoon, police cars blocked the roads around the Al Husseini mosque, where hundreds of men were kneeling for the noon prayers. At the end of the service, the crowds rose and marched in a compact protest behind a car bearing a banner for the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  10. Unwelcome in Israel, Activists Still Make a Point

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    That 'Welcome to Palestine' isn’t ‘Welcomed to Israel’ couldn’t be clearer. Wishing to land in Israel and to protest the 45-year occupation of Palestine in Bethlehem, most ‘Fly-tilla’ activists were treated by Israel’s authorities as a 'strategic menace', questioned, interned and deported.

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