NABLUS, November 26, 2014 (WAFA) Israeli army on Wednesday closed the major Huwwara checkpoint located at the southern entrance of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, preventing Palestinian residents movement in and out of it, according to witnesses. They said army forces have blocked the checkpoint multiple times since last week, denying all Palestinian vehicles access through it. To be noted, dozens of permanent Israeli checkpoints are deployed across the West Bank villages, towns and main routes, in addition to hundreds of surprise flying checkpoints.

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Israel Closes Nablus Checkpoint, Prevents Crossing of Palestinian Residents

Written on November 27th, 2014 & filed under West Bank Tags: , , , , , , ,

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday took Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush to task for an Instagram post the group said equated the situation in Ferguson, Missouri to the Palestinian people. But Bush has said he was not trying to compare the incidents at all, and was only trying to demonstrate the extent of support for those protesting against the Ferguson incident

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ADL Takes Reggie Bush To Task For Social Media Posts Conflating Ferguson, Palestine

Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Condemn Israel’s Ban on Access of International Independent Commission of Inquiry to Gaza 12 November 2014 Human rights organizations are following up with utmost concern the developments related to the work of the International Independent Commission of Inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the latest offensive launched by Israeli occupation forces on the Gaza Strip. The organizations condemn the ban imposed by Israel, the occupying power, on the Mission’s access to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), especially the Gaza Strip the scene of the crime. They call upon the international community to take necessary action to exert pressure on Israel to prevent it from obstructing the Mission’s work and to compel it to allow Mission’s access to the oPt without any further delay

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Ban on Access of International Independent Commission

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday, September 26, 2014.

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Why Canada Voted Against Resolution At UN To Combat 'Glorification Of Nazism'

ELKINS PARK The inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jews in synagogue life will be examined at a conference at Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park.

Montco conference to examine roles in Jewish life

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For those old enough to remember, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 was an indelibly tragic moment. For those too young to remember, here comes an Israeli exhibit making its debut in the United States.

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First stop for Israel exhibit on Yitzhak Rabin: East Bay

A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she'll be returned to the Palestinian-controlled…

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Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker

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The Anti-Defamation League slammed the founder of Christians United for Israel for calling President Barack Obama anti-Semitic.

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ADL slams Hagee for calling Obama anti-Semitic

Jesus Weeps: An introduction to the Israel-Palestine conflict Do you wish you knew about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but don't know where to start?

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Jesus Weeps: An introduction to the Israel-Palestine conflict – Video

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

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Europeans debate common stand on Palestine