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Israel issues tenders for new settler homes ahead of election

Jan 30, 2015

Israel issues tenders for new settler homes ahead of election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in occupied Palestinian territory, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election. Ariel Rosenberg, spokesman for Israel's Housing Ministry, said the government was simply remarketing tenders that had failed to sell when they were initially offered last year. Israel goes to the polls on March 17, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a fourth term in office #United States #India #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Israel #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah not seeking war, but warns Israel

Jan 30, 2015

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah not seeking war, but warns Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday his Shiite militant group is not seeking confrontation with Israel but does not fear a new war or taking the conflict beyond Lebanon's borders. #Israel #TheySaidIt #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Gaza #Shebaa Farms
Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

Jan 30, 2015

Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signalled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week. Israel said it had received a message from UNIFIL, the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, that Hezbollah was not interested in further escalation #facebook #United States #India #China #Syria #Brazil #Israel #United Kingdom #author
Two Israeli soldiers, UN peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

Jan 29, 2015

Two Israeli soldiers, UN peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel. #NewsTracker #Israel #UN #Lebanon #Jordan #Israeli #soldiers #Golan Heights #peacekeeper
U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice

Jan 29, 2015

U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice

GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians have failed to adequately investigate the full range of apparent human rights violations committed during the Gaza war last summer, the U.N. human rights chief said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday #Business #United States #India #Japan #France #Russia #Israel #Italy #Argentina #Latin America

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Life in Israel Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Dec 03, 2012

Life in Israel Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Without going into the compelling but competing narratives of why and how Israel landed in what seems a perpetually hostile dynamic, it is easy to see that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors and there is no strategic depth of geography. #HowThisWorks #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Israel #Golan Heights
Read before you RT Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

Nov 16, 2012

Read before you RT Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

A series of incidents in several countries, and involving several organisations, have further highlighted the need for us to think before we tweet, and read before we retweet. #HowThisWorks #BBC #Twitter #Hamas #Israel #Defamation #Gaza #Lord McAlpine