Wednesday, October 10

News and Articles From The Occupied Palestine and Israel


International Middle East Media Center

1 Palestinian Man Assassinated, Another Wounded
IMEMC - 8 civilians, including 4 children and 1 woman, Injured In The Attack The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the assassination, on Sunday, 07 October 2012, of 1 Palestinian man and the severe injury of another. 8 civilian bystanders, including 4 children and 1 woman, were also wounded in the attack. ... 

Child Who Was Violently Attacked By Israel Police Released
IMEMC - Last Friday, several Israeli policemen, in full riot gear, violently attacked and punched a Palestinian child from Jerusalem and kidnapped him. The child was released Tuesday and was placed under house arrest. VIDEO ATTACHED ...

Soldiers Kidnap Wife Of Political Prisoner In Hebron
IMEMC - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, the wife of detainee Mohammad Atiyya Abu Warda, after breaking into her home in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. ...

Settlers Cut Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Nablus
IMEMC - Local sources reported that a group of armed extremist settlers of the Aliyea illegal settlement cut dozens of Olive trees that belong to residents of Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. ...
Ma'an News

PA: Settlers destroy 120 olive trees in Nablus
10/9/2012 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Jewish extremists cut down over 120 olive trees on private Palestinian land in Nablus on Tuesday, a Palestinian Authority official said. The vandals were from the illegal settlement of Eli, Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an. Eyewitnesses said the settlers used chainsaws....

Al-Barq to 'resume hunger strike' if not released to Egypt
10/9/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Samir al-Barq plans to resume his hunger strike if Israel does not release him from jail to Egypt as agreed in September, his lawyer said Tuesday. Palestinian prisoners society lawyer Jawad Bulus visited al-Barq in Ramle prison clinic on Monday. Al-Barq ended his strike on Sept. 23 after learning Egypt and....

Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
10/9/2012 - JOHANNESBURG (IRIN) -- New research has uncovered the hidden health toll that refugee life in Lebanon has taken on more than 400,000 Palestinians. UK medical journal The Lancet has published a series of abstracts drawn from a meeting of public health researchers, The Lancet-Palestine Health Alliance, in Beirut in March 2012. The Alliance aims to "strengthen.... Related: The Lancet: Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2012

Netanyahu announces early Israeli election
10/9/2012 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Tuesday for an early election, seeking to strengthen his political position after signalling that any military action against Iran could be months away. Opinion polls suggest Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party will coast to victory in the national vote, which he said in a televised.... Related: Israel's Netanyahu to make statement amid election talk

Palestinian militants warn Israel not to invade Gaza
10/9/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian resistance factions on Tuesday warned Israel not to invade the Gaza Strip, as an Israeli military commander spoke about the possibility of another war on the coastal enclave. A senior Israeli commander told the Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv on Tuesday that a large-scale military operation into Gaza was "inevitable" due....

PA endorses minimum wage, workers reject
10/9/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority endorsed a national minimum wage for the first time Tuesday, but protesting workers said it was too low. The cabinet in Ramallah endorsed a wage committee's recommendation at its weekly meeting, setting the minimum wage at 1,450 shekels ($375) per month. PA ministers "commended the committee....

Police stop 10-seater minibus carrying 35 children
10/9/2012 - TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Police on Tuesday impounded a 10-seater minibus found carrying 35 children in Tulkarem in the northern West Bank. A police patrol stopped the vehicle to check its license and found 35 children being transported to a kindergarten, police said in a statement. [END]

Man shot by gunmen in Yatta
10/9/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A man was shot in Yatta on Monday by unidentified gunmen, medics said. Nidal Issa al-Jabour, 25, was taken to al-Ahli hospital in Hebron with moderate injuries to the back and abdomen, a Red Crescent official told Ma'an. The circumstances behind the shooting are unclear. [END]

Hebron hosts conference on sports for disabled children
10/9/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Local and international organizations took part in a conference in Hebron on sports for children with disabilities, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron said Sunday. The conference focused on the importance of play and sports activities for young people with disabilities, TIPH said in a statement." It is through play that....

Israel's Netanyahu to make statement amid election talk
10/9/2012 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will issue a statement on Tuesday evening, his office said, amid speculation that he would call an early national election that polls suggest he can win comfortably. Israeli commentators have said Netanyahu was likely to announce an election for January or February, months ahead of the official end.... Related: Netanyahu announces early Israeli election

Hajj pilgrims to leave Gaza for Mecca
10/9/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The first group of pilgrims will leave Gaza on Tuesday to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a ministry official said. Adel al-Sawalha, director of the pilgrimage department at Gaza's Ministry of Religious Affairs, told Ma'an that around 660 people would leave Gaza on Tuesday. They will....

Official: Gaza date bars to be exported to West Bank
10/9/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Date bars produced in the Gaza Strip are set to be shipped to the West Bank on Tuesday as Israel reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing after closing it for a Jewish holiday, a Gaza official said. Crossing official Raed Fattouh told Ma'an that three truckloads of date bars....

Gunmen stab, attempt to kidnap Sinai policeman
10/9/2012 - El-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Masked gunmen stabbed and attempted to kidnap a policeman in the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, a Ma'an correspondent said." The policeman tried to resist the gunmen who stabbed him. He was seriously injured and transferred to hospital for treatment," the reporter said. The Egyptian police officer was with....

Rebels: Suicide bombers hit Syria security complex
10/9/2012 - AMMAN (Reuters) -- Rebel suicide bombers struck overnight at an Air Force Intelligence compound on the edge of the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, killing or wounding at least 100 people, insurgents and activists said on Tuesday. The militant Islamist group al-Nusra Front said it had mounted the attack because it was used a center for torture....

Taliban shoot 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl campaigning for peace
10/9/2012 - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) -- Taliban gunmen in Pakistan shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday a 14-year-old schoolgirl who rose to fame for speaking out against the militants, authorities said. Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and neck when gunmen fired on her school bus in the Swat valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad. Two....

Gadhafi's son will receive a fair trial at home, Libya says
10/9/2012 - THE HAGUE (Reuters) -- Libya can guarantee the son of its former dictator a fair trial, Libyan government lawyers said Tuesday at a hearing on whether Saif al-Islam Gadhafi should face justice at home or at the International Criminal Court. Accusations by ICC defense lawyers acting for Muammar Gadhafi's son that he was physically....

Tunisian kids' magazine to be prosecuted for petrol bomb guide
10/9/2012 - TUNIS (Reuters) -- A popular Tunisian children's magazine is to be prosecuted for telling its young readers how to make a petrol bomb, officials said on Tuesday. The latest edition of "Qaws Quzah", Arabic for "Rainbow", featured a piece about the history of petrol bombs in its "Knowledge Corner", including detailed instructions and a....

No reply to cables asking for more security for Benghazi
10/9/2012 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A US security officer formerly stationed in Libya has told lawmakers he sent two cables to the State Department requesting more security agents for the American mission in Benghazi but received no response. The officer, Eric Nordstrom, also said that a State Department official, Charlene Lamb, wanted to keep the number of US....

UN concerned by reports medical facilities used in Syria
10/9/2012 - UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- The United Nations is "extremely concerned" by reports that medical facilities and vehicles were being used to carry out violence in Syria's 18-month conflict, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday." Medical facilities, equipment and personnel must not be targeted or used for military purposes," Ban spokesman....

Palestine News Network

Hussam: Palestinian Female Prisoners in Sharon Suffer Harsh Detention Conditions
Palestine News Network

Rocket from the Gaza Strip Hit Ashkol
Palestine News Network

Popular Front Claims Responsibility for Firing 4 Rockets at Israel
Palestine News Network

The Freedom Bus - A Historic Freedom Ride
Palestine News Network

Settlers Uproot 120 Olive Trees in Nablus
Palestine News Network

Italians Protest Weapons Sales to Israel
Palestine News Network

AICafe: Chavez Victory in Venezuela
Palestine News Network

Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Renewed Israeli Escalation in the Gaza Strip: 1 Palestinian man killed and another wounded, along with 8 civilians, incl...
Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Relief Web

Lebanon: Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees
Relief Web 9 Oct 2012 - Source: Integrated Regional Information Networks Country: Lebanon , occupied Palestinian territory JOHANNESBURG, 9 October 2012 (IRIN) - New research has uncovered the hidden health toll that refugee life in Lebanon has taken on more than 400,000 Palestinians. UK medical journal The...
The National

Microsoft's Bill Gates: UAE key in global fight to end polio
The National 9 Oct 2012 - The billionaire philanthropist, speaking in Abu Dhabi, said his 'highest priority' is to finish his quest of making the disease extinct.

Rising unemployment of Emirati women cause for concern, experts warn
The National 9 Oct 2012 - The Abu Dhabi Human Development Report highlights unemployment among Emiratis, particularly women, as a key issue for the emirate's government.

Bill Gates spreads philanthropy in the UAE
The National 9 Oct 2012 - US billionaire Bill Gates is urging the wealthy in the UAE to give to the poor.

Junk food taken off the menu in UAE schools
The National 9 Oct 2012 - The Ministry of Education is setting nutritional guidelines for canteens in government schools in a bid to promote healthy eating habits among young people in the Emirates.

Bill Gates to Abu Dhabi Media Summit: 'Innovate to help the poor'
The National 9 Oct 2012 - Microsoft chairman and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks to delegates at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit about using technology to help the poor.

Study shows Emiratis and expats in UAE prefer overseas medical care
The National 9 Oct 2012 - A health authority study reveals that both Emiratis and expats go overseas for more skilled medics and shorter waiting times.

Minimum wage for Filipino maids in Saudi a model for Gulf countries
The National 9 Oct 2012 - Take our poll: Recruiters, welcoming new rules of employment agreed between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, say agreement could be a model for other countries employing domestic workers. 

Dubai to expand home care programme for senior citizens
The National 8 Oct 2012 - The Community Development Authority (CDA) launches the Weleef initiative in Dubai which provides care services to elderly UAE nationals.

UAE pushes to boost security talks in Asia
The National 9 Oct 2012 - Members of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (Cica) met yesterday to discuss how to improve cooperation between Asian nations.

Agassi steps down from Better Place’s board
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Police thwart 'attempted hit' on suspected mobster
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Head of Jewish Agency's Oranim program to resign post
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

New moms learn to reduce risk of heart disease in children
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

The line to join Bibi's next government
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

First major rain of the season washes black sewage in Tel Aviv out to the sea
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Bird(watchers) of a feather should flock together ... in Israel
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Bibi II hands back the keys
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Netanyahu stands unchallenged in Israel's political landscape
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

WATCH: Israeli policeman punches a handcuffed East Jerusalem resident
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Netanyahu announces early elections
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Abbas proposes Israel peace talks after UN vote on 'nonmember state' status
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Religious leaders call on U.S. Congress to rethink military aid to Israel
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Israeli women's coalition wants to become a force to be reckoned with
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

IDF dog-training exercise is no picnic for Israelis on holiday
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Azerbaijan jails 22 Iranian-hired spies who plotted attack on Israeli, U.S. targets
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Kuwaiti newspaper names Israel's finance minister as source of Iran leaks
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

U.S., Israel considering joint 'surgical strike' on Iran's nuclear facilities
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Thousands attend funeral of hotel chef murdered by American
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Masked youths attack Kibbutz Movement leader in West Bank settlement
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

Israeli public housing applicants blast state for 'bureaucratic terror' policy
Ha'aretz - 9 Oct 2012

The Arab Spring is far from over
Ha'aretz - 8 Oct 2012
Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem artist and healer dies in Toronto
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Azriel Cohen, who unexpectedly passed away at the age of 47, was known in the capital as a "mystical renaissance man." 

Housing, technology Israelis’ costliest expenses
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - 2011 Household Expenditure Survey also finds 71% of households have two or more cellphones, 78% own a computer. 

Saudi: Corruption, dictators the enemy, not Israel
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Saudi journalist says that the ‘real enemies of Arab world’ are corruption and dictators, not the Jewish state. 

Shapira: Don’t raise food prices before open debate
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - State Comptroller takes exceptional step of publicly attempting to delay anticipated ministerial decision to raise food prices. 

Survey: Students more dependent on parents
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - The average amount of parental financial help to students in 2012 so far climbed to NIS 14,355, 15 percent increase from last year. 

Arab-Israeli unemployment much higher than thought
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - The share of Arabs among all unemployed Israelis is around 30 percent, twice that of earlier estimates. 

Damaging Israel’s scientific reputation
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Borderline Views: Much harm is being done to the name of Israel’s scientific community. The CHE must return to being a professional body, free from political ideologies and pressures. 

Encountering Peace: Zionist fantacide
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - It is a lie to claim that partition is no longer possible. It is squarely against the interests of Israelis and Palestinians to claim that the two-state solution is dead. Neither one of us is willing to concede the right of self determination. 

The Taliban, Salafi ideology: Learning from history
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Salafism is the inspiration for the Taliban ideology, and both have manifested themselves in the battlegrounds of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Romney won by two touchdowns
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - This could be the only presidential debate ever won so definitively in the absence of some obvious and ruinous gaffe, like Gerald Ford’s “there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.” 

Anti-jihad ads
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - AFDI’s anti-jihad ad might be distasteful to some. But it is precisely when a message is controversial that true freedom of expression is tested. 

Netanyahu calls early elections 'as soon as possible'
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Prime Minister announces elections must be held soon as current Knesset will not be able to pass responsible budget; earliest possible date for vote is three months after dissolution of Knesset. 

US report: Israel-US discussing joint Iran attack
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Uzi Arad says that while report not divorced from US politics, public airing of discussion adds pressure on Iran. 

Shin Bet: Steinitz didn't leak secret Iran intel
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Finance minister blames Barak's office for Kuwaiti report claiming he gave reporters information from security cabinet meetings. 

Police: Mobsters tried to kill crime kingpin Domrani
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Criminals plotted to fire a missile at the house of mob kingpin Shalom Domrani, in an ongoing feud between rival gangsters. 

Greek police, protesters clash during Merkel visit
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Tens of thousands defy ban on protests to voice displeasure with German chancellor; four in military uniform give Merkel Nazi salute. 

French Jew shares coveted Nobel Prize in Physics
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Serge Haroche, of Moroccan origin, wins prize with American David Wineland for groundbreaking advances in quantum systems. 

#USelections2012: Romney resurgent
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - This Week: Obama takes a drubbing in the first presidential debate; Romney puts Big Bird on the chopping block. 

Barbra Streisand: From Funny Girl to Funny Momma
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Legendary Jewish singer talks family, Romney and environment at first show of her "Back to Brooklyn" tour. 

'If attacked, Iran's response would be crushing'
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Iranian president Ahmadinejad admits the "possibility of an attack against Iran cannot be ignored," according to Fars news agency. 

Support Sherman, not Berman
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Whereas they are very similar on domestic issues, the far better candidate for Israel is Brad Sherman. 

Israel is on its own vis-à-vis Iran
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - For 60 years, America has rejected military action against nuclear programs. Iran won’t be the exception. 

Gilad: Intercepted UAV failed at both its missions
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Defense Ministry official says UAV incursion into Negev failed to collect data, did not hurt Israel's air defense reputation. 

UTJ: PM prefers passing budget to early elections
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - United Torah Judaism, other coalition partners push for elections in meetings with Netanyahu; Litzman: No compromise on budget. 

The Palestinian great escape?
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - PA police have apprehended nearly 2,000 people trying to escape prosecution by feeling to Jordan. 

Wandering Jew: Budapest's heroes and villains
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - While Budapest is full of painful memories for Jews, it's also the birthplace of modern Zionism and the home of heroes. 

IMF forecasts for Iran show limited sanction impact
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Report indicates that despite Western sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program, Iran can recuperate economy by next year. 

Syria clashes intensify near Turkey border
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Concern over spillover of violence into Turkey heightens after Rasmussen warns that NATO will defend Turkish sovereignty. 

UN: One in eight of world population going hungry
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - While there is a decline in food insecurity, UN says it is slowed by an upwards trend in food prices in the last 5 years. 

Suicide bombers hit Syria security complex
Jerusalem Post 9 Oct 2012 - Rebel group Al-Nusra claims responsibility for the attack on Damascus Air Force Intelligence units loyal to Assad. 

UN completes probe into false tweet about Gaza
Jerusalem Post 8 Oct 2012 - Findings not yet released after completion of investigation into tweet of photo falsely claiming Palestinian killed by IDF. 

Gov't invites Shaare Zedek to run Bikur Cholim
Jerusalem Post 8 Oct 2012 - Bikur Cholim has been suffering for the past decade from a “severe managerial crisis,” says director-general Halevy. 

'Palestinians have not abandoned armed struggle'
Jerusalem Post 8 Oct 2012 - Fatah Central Committee member Aloul says party's program has reaffirmed "resistance is legitimate right against occupation." 

Women’s group battles anti-Semitism in Italy
Jerusalem Post 8 Oct 2012 - Binah is taking a stand against what it deems a renewed legitimization of Italy’s fascist past and anti-Semitism. 

Ecumenical red lines
Jerusalem Post 8 Oct 2012 - In the face of the unprecedented contemporary challenge of the “religionization” of politics and its grave humanitarian and strategic implications, it behooves the international community to draw a red line of unacceptable behavior in the name of religion for any cause. 
The Guardian

Binyamin Netanyahu calls early general election in Israel
The Guardian 9 Oct 2012 - Israeli PM announces vote early next year, with campaign likely to focus on economy and security Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has called a general election early next year in a move designed to avoid a...

Romney attacks Obama over Middle East policy - video
The Guardian 9 Oct 2012 - The Republican presidential candidate calls for the US to pursue its traditional role as the world's policeman

Raja Shehadeh: 'Every aspect of Palestinian life is affected by the occupation' - video
The Guardian 9 Oct 2012 - Palestinian writer and lawyer Raja Shehadeh talks about his experiences growing up in the West Bank Josh Strauss David Shariatmadari
Inter Press Service

Israeli Academics Fight for Freedom
IPS As the political science department at a major Israeli university has been threatened with closure in the 2013 school year, professors and students say the move reflects the politicisation of Israeli academia, and threatens basic freedoms. “These are very dark days for academic freedom in Israel and freedom of speech...

Syria Protests October 8, 2012 : A Video Roundup

Overwrought Empire The Discrediting of U.S. Military Power

The Naqab Series I: A conversation with the head of Al Araqib

Life in Waziristan, 2012 “AD”

‘We win, you lose’: Taliban jeers at US, NATO as Afghan war enters 12th year

A Challenge to Obama Supporters and Everyone Who Cares About The Future Of the Planet

Gaza-based human rights worker prevented from entering U.S.

Report: Settlers attack undercover Israeli police in Hebron

Statement from former board members of Free Gaza movement

Violations of Children's Rights in the Gaza Strip (01– 30 September 2012)

Daily Star

Egypt minister says to probe Mubarak-era deals
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Egypt will probe investment deals signed under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak to ensure the state gets a fair price for assets it sold, the country's investment minister said on Tuesday.

Palestinians propose peace talks after UN vote
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 The Palestinian president appears to be backing away from his longstanding demand for Israel to halt West Bank settlement construction before peace talks resume.

Civil war leaves Syrian economy, cities in ruins
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 In Syria's cities and towns, entire blocks of apartment buildings have been shattered, their top floors reduced to pancaked slabs of concrete.

Democracy in Morocco advancing slowly but surely: PM
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Morocco's Islamist premier Abdelilah Benkirane insisted on Tuesday that democracy in his country was advancing slowly but surely, in an interview with France 24 television channel.

Netanyahu announces early Israeli election
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Netanyahu called on Tuesday for an early election, eager to strengthen his political position after signalling that any military action against Iran could be months away.

Egyptian-born terror suspect pleads not guilty
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 An Egyptian-born preacher pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon state.

Up to 335,000 people have fled Syria violence-UNHCR
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Up to 335,000 Syrian refugees have registered with the United Nations, ten times more than in March, but the real figure could be as high as 500,000, a U.

Syrian rebels take key town in blow to regime
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Rebels seized a town on the highway to Aleppo in what monitors said was a blow to regime plans to reinforce troops in the northern city, the main battleground of Syria's nearly 19-month conflict.

Iran warns UAE ties at risk over Gulf island claims
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday Tehran would consider downgrading ties with the United Arab Emirates over three disputed Gulf islands.

Iran budget under pressure, Ahmadinejad says
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Iran's state budget is under pressure and the government has cut spending in some areas, Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying as the country struggles to cope with Western economic sanctions.

First female rapper debuts in Afghanistan
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 "Listen to my story! Listen to my pain and suffering!" Afghanistan's first female rapper Sosan Firooz pleads into her microphone.

Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl activist
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban's atrocities and advocating for girls' education in the face of religious extremists.

Libya wrestles with ICC over right to try Kadhafi son
Daily Star 9 Oct 2012 Libya has enough evidence to charge Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam with crimes against humanity, lawyers told the ICC amid a dispute over where he should face justice.

YNet News

Olmert mulls running for office in next elections
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Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl activist
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Before dissolving, Knesset to reconvene next week
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - PM's decision to hold elections early means that parliament will break for campaign season only hours after winter session begins ....

Man arrested after smoke grenade found in luggage
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3 rockets explode in south
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - Two rockets explode near Sderot, followed by another rocket in Netivot; No injuries or damage reported in either incident ....

Scottish to vote on independence in 2014
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France: Suspected assailants of kosher store to be charged with terrorism
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Beersheba mosque conflict reaches Facebook
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - Controversial mosque, court ordered to operate as museum and not place of worship, draws thousands for prayer, protest, via Facebook ....

Early elections unnecessary
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - Op-ed: Bored people in love with political bickering, fake disputes want Knesset to dissolve prematurely ....

PM: Elections to be held early 
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - Prime Minister Netanyahu says that economic, security situation requires elections for 19th Knesset to be moved up; vote expected to be held early in 2013. Politicians from Right, Left, laud decision ....

Israel to host international space convention
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - International Astronautic Federation to hold 2015 annual convention in Jerusalem; 'Israel is an international power in the field,' says Science and Technology minister ....

Police close case of alleged racist assault by cops
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - Probe into complaint filed by man of Ethiopian descent fails to find evidence to support claims he was attacked without provocation ....

He started it!
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - Op-ed: Will Netanyahu and Barak mess things up for us because no one can keep their egos in check? ....

Study: Higher education fees take toll on parents 
YNet News, 9 Oct 2012 - National Student Union finds more students have to rely on parents' financial aid to access to higher education institutions ....

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