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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.

Palestinians withdraw call to suspend Israel from Fifa

theguardian.com — The Palestinian Football Association has withdrawn its call to have Israel suspended from Fifa in a chaotic last minute climbdown at the congress of football's governing body in Zurich. Following days of negotiations, and the mediation of Fifa president Sepp Blatter, the Palestinian moves at the scandal-ridden congress appeared comprehensively out-manoeuvred by both feverish Israeli lobbying and the opposition of senior Fifa officials, including Blatter.

Palestinian Football Association to push ahead for Israel's suspension from Fifa

theguardian.com — The Palestinian Football Association will push ahead Friday for a vote calling for the suspension of Israel from the world football organisation at Fifa's scandal-riven congress in Zurich. Despite last-ditch attempts at mediation by world football officials, the Palestinian delegation insisted it would push for a vote unless Israel expels five teams based in illegal Israeli settlements from its football league.

Hamas executed 23 Palestinians under cover of Gaza conflict, says Amnesty

theguardian.com — Hamas has been accused of using the cover of last summer's war in Gaza to carry out summary executions, including to "settle scores" against opponents under the pretext they were "collaborators with Israel". The claims that Hamas committed rights abuses amounting to war crimes are made in a damning report by Amnesty International highlighting abuses committed by Hamas during last summer's 50-day war.

Gaza economy 'on verge of collapse', with world's highest unemployment

theguardian.com — The economy of Gaza - assailed by war, poor governance and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade - has reached the "verge of collapse" with unemployment in the coastal strip now the highest in the world.

UN resolution to impose 18-month deadline on Palestinian state talks

theguardian.com — A UN security council resolution being drafted by France and New Zealand plans to set an 18-month deadline for completion of talks leading to the creation of a Palestinian state. Details of the draft resolution - disclosed to the French newspaper Le Figaro - emerged on Thursday amid warnings that if no agreement was reached in that timeframe, France would go ahead and unilaterally recognise a Palestinian state.

Israel's bus segregation row shows high wire act facing Netanyahu

theguardian.com — The first crisis in the new rightwing government of Binyamin Netanyahu - over a discriminatory pilot scheme that would have seen some Palestinian workers banned from using Israeli buses in the occupied West Bank - is deeply instructive.

Israeli scheme to ban Palestinians from buses ‘tantamount to apartheid’

theguardian.com — Israel's rightwing defence minister, Moshe Ya'alon, has approved a scheme to ban Palestinians who work in Israel from returning home to the West Bank on Israeli buses that service settlements - a move Israeli opposition figures describe as a humiliation and tantamount to apartheid.

Israel faces Fifa suspension after claims it discriminates against Palestinians

theguardian.com — Israel is facing a vote to suspend it from world football's governing body over claims that it discriminates against Palestinian footballers in the occupied territories. The Palestinian Football Association said on Tuesday it is determined to push ahead with the vote on 29 May at the Fifa congress in Zürich, which could see Israel follow South Africa's apartheid-era regime and Yugoslavia - the only countries to have been suspended by Fifa.

ICC urges Israel to cooperate with probe into potential breaches in Palestine

theguardian.com — Israel has been warned by the international criminal court (ICC) that if it does not cooperate with an initial investigation into possible breaches of international law in the occupied Palestinian territories, the court may launch a full investigation without its input.

Israel must be held to account for occupation, say ex-European leaders

theguardian.com — A high-profile group of former European political leaders and diplomats has called for the urgent reassessment of EU policy on the question of a Palestinian state and has insisted Israel must be held to account for its actions in the occupied territories.
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May 29, 2015

Blatter said publicly in Jlem that he has no authority to block vote even tho opposed to it. Watch this space

May 29, 2015

Hearing from Palestinian delegation that efforts may be underway to try to block Palestinian vote happening at Fifa. Agenda item in 20 mins

May 29, 2015

RT @MotherJones: Dennis Hastert was just indicted on federal charges. Read the full indictment. mojo.ly/1G4Far8 pic.twitter.com/WW0PyPS9YT

May 29, 2015

@rudoren a mirror image of what Palestinian officials saying. secret ballots eh .... you can say what you like and vote how you choose

May 29, 2015

RT @TouchingTheVoid: FIFA wonderfully illustrates the saying ‘a fish rots from the head”

May 29, 2015

@rudoren in other there is no deal .... neither side backing down on the settlement teams and Fifa buying time ....

May 29, 2015

@Marianhouk all that has happened is that Fifa pushing for more time to try and reach deal by pushing down agenda

May 29, 2015

Israeli reports that palestinian delegation not going ahead with vote on israel's suspension denied to me by member of Palestinian deleg

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 gu.com/p/47pfh/stw

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