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Jerusalem Correspondent — Guardian, The Observer

Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer. Tweets my own. RTs not an endorsement. The usual drill.

Everest climbers stranded above base camp after avalanches rescued — All of the climbers stranded at camps high up Mount Everest by a huge earthquake and avalanches have been helicoptered to safety, in a rescue effort unprecedented in mountaineering history.

Israel responsible for Gaza strikes on UN schools and shelters, inquiry finds — Israel was directly responsible for the targeting of seven UN premises used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war, an inquiry ordered by secretary general Ban Ki-moon has concluded.

Nepal earthquake: rescue of stranded Everest climbers begins — The evacuation of up to 100 mountaineers who had been stranded at Everest camps above the Khumbu icefall by Saturday's massive avalanche began in earnest on Monday as helicopters were deployed to bring them down to base camp.

Climbers stranded on Everest face 'race against time' after Nepal earthquake — Dramatic footage has emerged showing the moment an avalanche sparked by the Nepal earthquake crashed into Everest base camp killing at least 18 people. The video was shot by German climber Jost Kobusch as he and his colleagues tried to scramble out of the path of the avalanche.

Aftershock sends fresh avalanches down Everest — Climbers trapped in Mount Everest's higher camps by a devastating earthquake and avalanche have been battered by a powerful aftershock that sent fresh avalanches streaming around the bases. Climbers on Everest itself and in base camps of other nearby peaks described a tremor on Sunday morning, which they said shook the valley almost as strongly as Saturday's initial quake.

Everest rescuers battle snow to fly out those injured in avalanche — Mountain rescue helicopters braved poor weather to reach Everest base camp on Sunday morning to ferry out badly injured survivors from the avalanche that killed at least 17 at the encampment on Saturday. The avalanche was triggered by Saturday's huge earthquake that devastated Nepal, and sent blocks of rock and ice ploughing through the camp where expeditioners assemble to begin their assault on the world's highest mountain.

Deadly Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake — At least 13 people were killed on Everest on Saturday as a massive avalanche - triggered by an earthquake near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu - swept through base camp.

The $18bn arms race that could cost the Middle East dear — The Middle East is plunging deeper into an arms race, with an estimated $18bn expected to be spent on weapons this year, a development that experts warn is fuelling serious tension and conflict in the region.

How arms imports are destabilising the Middle East — Gulf states are increasing arms imports from countries including permanent UN security council members. Their increased involvement in regional conflicts is raising tensions with Iran Data sources: IHS Janes and

Israel adds name of murdered Palestinian boy to cemetery wall — The name of a Palestinian boy who was murdered by Jewish extremists in east Jerusalem last summer has been added to an official memorial wall in the city's Mount Herzl cemetery. The defence ministry announced the addition, which was criticised by an Israeli group representing victims of terrorism, as Israel prepared to mark its annual memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.
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Apr 27, 2015

Meanwhile helicopters have reached stranded climbers on Everest and evacuation underway. Some already at EBC

Apr 27, 2015

Jason Burke's dispatch from Nepal earthquake: thousands in need of shelter in country little able to cope

Apr 25, 2015

Good resource on the Everest aspect of the earthquake inc up to date news from the British Mountaineering Council…

Apr 08, 2015

RT @fleetstreetfox: Of course, the correct thing to do when a black man has a broken brake light is to shoot him EIGHT TIMES in the back.…

Apr 06, 2015

RT @Abihabib: Obama gives interview to NYT's Friedman, signaling he's a fan. If Obama is reading Friedman looking for answers on Mideast, I'm very worried

Apr 02, 2015

RT @edatpost: Obama: Basically, I have called everyone in the world today and I'm calling Bibi later.

Apr 02, 2015

Death toll in Garissa reportedly now almost 150.

Apr 02, 2015

RT @politico: Ted Cruz says Fortune 500 companies are "running shamelessly to endorse the radical gay marriage agenda"

Apr 02, 2015

The incident happened near Hebron when one of two men left a car to enter a village - reportedly after breakdown. Didn't come back.

Apr 02, 2015

Israeli reported missing on West Bank amid fears of possible abduction. IDF searching Palestinian villages. Lots of conflicting details

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