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Arab-Israeli Conflict Timelines

The following timelines outline events between the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the September 11, 2001 attacks: http://www.mideastweb.org/timeline.htm http://www.icsresources.org/content/factsheets/ArabIsraeliTimeline.pdf

Perspectives on a One-State Solution

Two op-ed pieces, one in Haaretz and the other in the Washington Post, in support for a unitary Israel: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/one-state-for-palestinians-and-israelis/2012/03/01/gIQAzOZanR_story.html http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/strenger-than-fiction/strenger-than-fiction-israel-should-consider-a-one-state-solution-1.296976

Israel via the CIA World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/is.html Above is the CIA factbook database on Israel. In addition to information on the Government and infrastructure of the country, the Factbook outlines recent disputes and estimates of refugees coming into the country.  

Poem sparks controversy in Israel

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/04/2012492439478197.html In the above article from Aljazeera, German author Gunter Grass is reported to have been barred from entry into Israel after his latest poem, “What Must Be Said” was published last week. In the poem, found here in translation through the Washington Post, Grass accuses Israel of hypocrisy over Iran’s nuclear program: “Yet why do …

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Israeli Supreme Court Orders Settlers to Leave Outpost

“Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday ordered a West Bank settlers’ outpost built on private Palestinian land to be dismantled by Aug. 1, rejecting a government compromise with the settlers that would have allowed them to stay put for another three years.” “Nearly a decade ago, Israel promised the United States that it would dismantle a …

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Israel releases Palestinian hunger striker

A Palestinian woman, who had been on hunger strike for 40 days was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday. Hana Shalabi, 30, was protesting the Israeli practice of “administrative detention” which “allows imprisonment based on secret informants or information.” Ms. Shanabi had previously been arrested and detained by Israeli authorities, but was released in …

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Netanyahu to meet with Obama to discuss Iranian nuclear threat

Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama this week to discuss the growing danger of Iranian nuclear capability. Israeli officials are worried that U.N. economic sanctions on Iran are not working, and have publicly announced the possibility of military intervention. Iran has warned that it will respond with a …

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A Palestinian Comedian comments on Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Dictator”

Ray Hanania, a Chicago-based comedian and radio host, discussed the antics of Sacha Baron Cohen in the leadup to the release of “The Dictator”. In Hanania’s opinion, Cohen has repeatedly  lampooned other racial stereotypes without taking aim at his own Jewish/Israeli heritage. http://english.pnn.ps/index.php/culture/995-sacha-baron-cohens-antics-good-or-bad

Israel raids Palestine

Here are two articles on the Israeli raid on Palestinian TV stations today (Feb. 29). http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-raids-palestinian-tv-stations/2012/02/29/gIQAQJSkiR_story.html http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C03%5C01%5Cstory_1-3-2012_pg4_3

Israeli Troops Raid Two Palestinian TV Stations- NY Times

by Ethan Bronner http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/world/middleeast/israeli-troops-raid-two-palestinian-tv-stations-in-ramallah.html Early in the morning on Wednesday, February 29 2012, Israeli authorities raided the offices of two Palestinian TV stations, Al-Quds Educational Television and Al-Watan in Ramallah in the West Bank, confiscating equipment and documents.  Israel cited failure to abide by an Israeli-Palestinian agreement on airwave transmissions following repeated warnings.  The stations …

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