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

Livingstone muddies history to support Hitler and Zionism claims

theguardian.com — Ken Livingstone continues to mangle facts to suit his argument in his continued attempt to defend his comments on Hitler and Zionism. He took swipes at both "old Blairites" and the media on Saturday, and cited comments made by Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, at the World Zionist Congress, seeming to suggest the comments had been made in recent days and had gone unnoticed by the media.

Israeli prime minister rejects French peace conference initiative

theguardian.com — Israel's prime minister has rejected a French peace initiative to break the impasse in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. In a short statement issued a few hours before the start of the second Passover holiday in Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu's office insisted formally that it saw no benefit to a proposed French peace conference mooted for later this year.

Palestinians create seed bank to save their farming heritage in the Holy Land’s hills

theguardian.com — In the rocky hills of the Palestinian West Bank, farmers learned long ago how to adapt to extremes of climate that make spring the shortest season. In a part of the world where agriculture was first practised, they found crops that could survive even if watered only by the occasional rain storm.

Libya protests break out after Friday prayers

theguardian.com — Security forces have used teargas and live ammunition to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who marched in Tripoli after Friday prayers, as Muammar Gaddafi's regime launched a fightback on several fronts. Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tajura, an area east of the capital, chanting: "Gaddafi is the enemy of God."

Questions remain over Jerusalem bus attack after bomber named

theguardian.com — Israeli police have said a bus bombing in Jerusalem on Monday that injured 20 people was carried out by a 19-year-old Palestinian, Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour. Hamas claimed Abu Srour as one of its members, although it avoided claiming direct responsibility for the attack.

France to hold summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace process

theguardian.com — France will attempt to reanimate the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process by holding a meeting of foreign ministers in Paris at the end of May, to set the stage for a peace conference later in the summer.

'Jewish extremist cell' arrested in West Bank

theguardian.com — Israeli security officials have announced the arrest of an alleged Jewish extremist cell said to be operating in the occupied West Bank, which had tried unsuccessfully on at least one occasion to burn a Palestinian house with the family inside.

Israeli police investigate suspected £45m diamond fraud

theguardian.com — Israeli police are investigating claims of massive theft from the world's leading diamond exchange, amid reports that at least a dozen dealers may be facing bankruptcy over the affair. According to initial reports, the value of the diamonds and cash involved in the alleged fraudulent activity at the Israel World Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan, east of Tel Aviv, could amount to up to $55m-$65m (£38m-£45m).

Israeli military uncovers first Hamas tunnel into Israel since 2014 war

theguardian.com — The Israeli military has destroyed a Hamas tunnel that had penetrated southern Israel, the first to be detected since the end of the last war in Gaza in 2014. The tunnel - about 30-40 metres deep, lined with concrete slabs and equipped with communication lines, air supply and rails for further excavation -was uncovered last week although its existence was only confirmed on Monday.

Israel's Beitar Jerusalem bans reporters from press box in racism row

theguardian.com — Israel's most controversial football team, Beitar Jerusalem, has banned reporters working for the left-leaning newspaper Haaretz from its press box in an increasingly bitter row over reporting of the club's alleged anti-Arab racism. The club's hardcore of supporters, known as La Familia, have become infamous over the years for their behaviour, including chants of "death to Arabs" as well as "the media are whores".
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Oct 01, 2015

RT @Lara_APN: Bibi on the record 6 mos ago: "anyone who moves to establish a Palestinian state...attacks against Israel" haaretz.com/news/israel-el…p1s

Oct 01, 2015

RT @lisang: If you want the full facts on what the Bibi *really* says, stay in touch with @Lara_APN. twitter.com/Lara_APN/statu…

Oct 01, 2015

Where Bibi found inspiration for his long hard stare at the UN youtube.com/watch?v=q_XjlV…

Oct 01, 2015

Netanyahu's patronising tone towards UN will play great with GOPers but not designed to win friends outsideNetanyahu's patronising tone towards UN will play great with GOPers but not designed to win friends outside

Oct 01, 2015

Netanyahu gives version of same UNGA speech every year with variations of same gags and same themes.Netanyahu gives version of same UNGA speech every year with variations of same gags and same themes.

Oct 01, 2015

RT @ChemiShalev: Netanyahu in obligatory “I know America” part, quoting “the late and great Yogi Berra"

Oct 01, 2015

Ultimately Bibi is just underlining his lack of clout on the international stage while wrapping himself in his own egotistic certainties.Ultimately Bibi is just underlining his lack of clout on the international stage while wrapping himself in his own egotistic certainties.

Oct 01, 2015

Shorter Bibi UNGA speech. I lost the argument but I'm still going to keep talking myself into irrelevanceShorter Bibi UNGA speech. I lost the argument but I'm still going to keep talking myself into irrelevance


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