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

Fifa is urged to kick out Israeli football clubs located in West Bank

theguardian.com — Football's international governing body, Fifa, is facing pressure to rule next month that six Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories should either relocate to Israel or be banned from Fifa-recognised competition and support.

Jordanian writer shot dead outside his trial for insulting Islam

theguardian.com — A prominent and controversial Jordanian writer - who was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam - has been shot dead outside the Amman court where he was due to appear.

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clash at UN general assembly

theguardian.com — Israeli and Palestinian leaders have traded pointed barbs at the UN general assembly, in a rhetorical exchange that underlines the deep differences between the two sides - and the dim prospects for meaningful dialogue. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, invited the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, to address the Israeli parliament and said he was willing to speak to the Palestinian legislative council in Ramallah.

Kosovo: the untold story

theguardian.com — The Observer's definitive account of the Kosovo war. This first part looks at how the Recak massacre forced the west to finally respond to Kosovo, how Washington's inertia meant important chances for peace were lost, and the inside story of the failure of the Rambouillet talks.18 July 1999

Israeli police stabbed amid fears of resurgence in Palestinian attacks

theguardian.com — Two Israeli police officers have been wounded in a stabbing attack outside one of the gates of Jerusalem's Old City in the sixth violent incident in four days. The latest incident, which occurred at about 7.30am (5.30am BST) on Monday morning, came amid growing fears that a wave of attacks by Palestinians, which began last year but had largely subsided in recent months, appears to be escalating once again.

Israel builds wall deep underground to beef up Gaza blockade

theguardian.com — Israeli defence officials say work has begun on a wall deep underground along the border with Gaza for the purposes of thwarting infiltration by Hamas through its tunnels. Israel's barrier will eventually extend to about 37 miles along the border with Gaza and be equipped with sensors.

Palestinian elections postponed until at least December by court

theguardian.com — Plans for Palestinian elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip next month have been plunged into disarray after a court in Ramallah ordered that the vote be postponed until at least December.

Brian Eno refuses to let Israeli dance company use his music

theguardian.com — The composer and producer Brian Eno has denied permission for one of Israel's most critically acclaimed dance companies to continue using his music for a series of performances in Italy after he discovered that the event was being sponsored by the Israeli embassy.

Row after Chinese tourists charged $4,400 at Israeli restaurant

theguardian.com — A group of eight Chinese tourists in Israel has been handed a $4,400 (£3,287) bill after visiting a restaurant in the hills outside Jerusalem where one might typically expect to spend tens of dollars on a meal.

Gaza fish farms are a chance to end reliance on Israeli imports

theguardian.com — At Al-Bahar fish farm in Gaza, a Palestinian family holding long-handled nets attempt to catch sea bream from a tank. There are squeals as a boy pulls out a fish, one of half a dozen that will shortly be gutted and grilled in the farm's adjoining restaurant.
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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"  http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-election-2015/1.647212 

Oct 01, 2015

Netanyahu'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.

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.

Oct 01, 2015

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


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