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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.

Binyamin Netanyahu criticised for Israel's housing crisis as election nears — Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, is confronting a second highly critical report from the state's official watchdog in barely a week, this time concerning his government's inaction over Israel's overheated and dysfunctional housing market.

14-year-old Palestinian jailed for stone-throwing maintains innocence — An account by a 14-year old Palestinian girl of her arrest, interrogation and 44-day detention after she was accused of throwing stones has once again raised questions about the treatment of Palestinian minors in the Israeli military court system. Before her release this month, Malak al-Khatib was the youngest girl among some 150 Palestinian minors currently jailed by Israel.

Binyamin Netanyahu faces damning expenses accusations ahead of elections — A damning official report into spending by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at his official residence in Jerusalem and private seaside home has accused him of excessive and improper use of public funds, including spending huge amounts on takeaway food, hairdressing and cleaning..

Netanyahu calls for Jewish mass migration to Israel spark criticism — Repeated calls by Binyamin Netanyahu for Europe's Jews to migrate en masse to Israel - the most recent following the attack in Copenhagen at the weekend - are increasingly attracting criticism from European political figures and Jewish community leaders.

Binyamin Netanyahu in climbdown over prize judges — Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown after being ordered by the country's attorney general to reinstate three judges he had removed from the prestigious Israel prize because of their leftwing political views.

Rachel Corrie's family loses wrongful death appeal in Israel's supreme court — Israel's supreme court has rejected the appeal by the family of Rachel Corrie - the US activist who was crushed to death by a military bulldozer in Gaza 12 years ago - which had sought to hold Israel liable for her death.

Israel prize judges resign after Binyamin Netanyahu's 'political' intervention — Israel's most prestigious award, the Israel prize, has been plunged into controversy after the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, intervened to remove three prominent judges of whose politics he disapproves.

Israeli city told to pay women damages after failing to remove ‘modesty signs’ — Four female campaigners have been awarded damages in a groundbreaking case in an Israeli court, after their local municipality refused to remove illegal and threatening signs demanding women wear "modest" clothing in public.

Israel and Hezbollah on brink of serious clash after soldier deaths — Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah stepped to the brink of their most serious confrontation since they fought a brutal month-long war in Lebanon in 2006 after Hezbollah fired five anti-tank missiles at a pair of Israeli military vehicles, killing two soldiers and injuring seven more.

Israeli military vehicle hit by missile fired from Lebanon — An Israeli military vehicle was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from inside Lebanon on Tuesday amid rapidly mounting tensions on the country's northern border with both Lebanon and Syria. Four soldiers were reportedly wounded and the vehicle was set on fire in the incident, which took place at about 11.30am near Har Dov mountain, in an area where the Lebanese and Syrian borders meet Israel.
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Jan 29, 2015

RT @blakehounshell: “in recent days Kerry has been telling anyone who wants to hear that Netanyahu’s move will have repercussions”…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ChrisGunness: In Gaza the sense of disappointment, frustration, anger & foreboding over lack of funds 4 rebuilding after the Cairo conf…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Politics_PR: Sarah Palin complains that ‘quasi-right’ Fox News thinks she’s a joke: ‘This is war’: #p2

Jan 29, 2015

RT @lrozen: Ranking House Democrat told Netanyahu by phone his appearance would be inappropriiate… congress pushes back?

Jan 29, 2015

RT @lrozen: Something unusual going on. Members of Congress on the record saying Boehner was wrong to invite Netanyahu & Netanyahu was wron…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @JohninJerusalem: Netanyahu invite controversy is "helping the president rally Democrats (behind) a delicate nuclear deal with Iran" -…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @KenRoth: UN rights chief faults both Israel and Palestine for failing to investigate Gaza war crimes.

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