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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.

Palestinian president presses for UN vote on Israeli withdrawal

theguardian.com — The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is pushing for a vote in the United Nations security council - as early as Wednesday - on a resolution calling for a deadline to end the 47-year-long Israeli occupation.

Israeli family attacked with acid in West Bank

theguardian.com — Five members of an Israeli family have suffered chemical burns after a substance believed to be acid was thrown over them reportedly by a Palestinian man in the West Bank. Police said the victims included four girls who were sprayed with a corrosive substance by a man who was then shot in the leg by a bystander.

Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein buried in Ramallah

theguardian.com — A senior minister in the government of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, who died following a violent confrontation with Israeli troops has been buried to the sound of gunfire in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Palestinian minister dies after West Bank confrontation with Israeli soldiers

theguardian.com — A senior minister in the government of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has died following a violent confrontation with Israeli soldiers in a West Bank village near Ramallah. Ziad Abu Ain, who deals with the issue of Israeli settlements and the separation wall, died as he was being rushed to hospital after reportedly being pushed and shoved by Israeli troops while planting olive trees in the village of Turmusiya near Ramallah.

Israeli jets bomb Syria, says Damascus

theguardian.com — Syria accused Israeli jets of bombing two installations inside the country on Sunday, one near the capital Damascus and the second in a town near the Lebanese border. The report by Syrian state television described the attack as "an aggression" against the wartorn state and said the air raids had occurred near Damascus's international airport and in the town of Dimas.

Israel set for elections as Netanyahu fires two ministers

theguardian.com — Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has dramatically dismissed two leading members of his cabinet, collapsing his coalition, and firing the starting gun for widely anticipated snap elections. His decision to dismiss justice minister Tzipi Livni, Israel's lead negotiator in the peace process, and finance minister Yair Lapid, follows weeks of mounting political tensions within Netanyahu's increasingly dysfunctional coalition.

Israeli president opposes proposed law to give ‘national rights’ to Jews only

theguardian.com — Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, has voiced his strong opposition to a controversial proposed new law that would define "national rights" in Israel as reserved for Jews only. The "Jewish nation-state" bill would recognise Israel's Jewish character, institutionalise Jewish law as an inspiration for legislation and possibly delist Arabic as a second official language.

Israel’s president revokes invitation to Israeli singer after inflammatory song

theguardian.com — Israel's president Reuven Rivlin has revoked an invitation to a popular Israeli singer to perform at a high-profile public event after the pop star released an inflammatory new song about an east Jerusalem Palestinian who imagines stabbing Jews.

Israeli cabinet approves legislation defining nation-state of Jewish people

theguardian.com — A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country's democratic character. Opponents, including some cabinet ministers, said the new legislation defined reserved "national rights" for Jews only and not for its minorities, and rights groups condemned it as racist.

Jerusalem synagogue attack sparks fear of descent into religious war

theguardian.com — On the stairs into the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in west Jerusalem on Wednesday - where four rabbis and a Druze policeman were killed by two Palestinian cousins in a morning attack the day before - the bloodstains had not quite been expunged.
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Dec 17, 2014

RT @Mitrala: This. Why Arkan's exploits aren't news in Serbia. And the 18th birthday party of Akan's son is -> balkaninsight.com/en/article/why…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @ForecasterEnten: Facts: 1. Majority of Cubans are fine with reengaging w/ Cuba. 2. Those who aren't prob aren't voting Dem. 3. Cubans small % of voters in FL

Dec 17, 2014

RT @evaholland: It is hardly some untouched Communist island hideaway. To Canadians it's been basically no different than Mexico or the Dominican for years.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @evaholland: Let's nip the "Cuba will be ruined now" thing right in the bud, folks. The island already sees more than 2 million tourists annually.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @sunny_hundal: @OmarWaraich @monaeltahawy it's not been verified yet, I would say. The Indy has taken the word of a Turkish news agency. Tricky

Dec 17, 2014

RT @leloveluck: Outgoing Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger to be the next principal of Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford: lmh.ox.ac.uk/News/Latest-Ne…

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