Feb 16 2015 / 11:34 pm Israeli authorities on Monday approved a solid waste landfill project on over 500 kilometers of land in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli settlement researcher Ahmad Sublaban told Maan that the district planning and construction committee approved that plan, number 13900, to build a landfill on over 546 kilometers of land between the villages of al-Issawiya and Anata and over 13 of which will be used for a road network leading to the landfill

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Israeli Authorities Approved Landfill Project in East Jerusalem


Feb 16 2015 / 11:34 pm Israeli authorities on Monday approved a solid waste landfill project on over 500 kilometers of land in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli settlement researcher Ahmad Sublaban told Maan that the district planning and construction committee approved that plan, number 13900, to build a landfill on over 546 kilometers of land between the villages of al-Issawiya and Anata and over 13 of which will be used for a road network leading to the landfill.

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Feb 9 2015 / 10:25 pm The Israeli army on Monday declared part of the desert area east of Jerusalem in the West Bank a closed military zone, a local committee leader said.

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Feb 9 2015 / 10:25 pm The Israeli army on Monday declared part of the desert area east of Jerusalem in the West Bank a closed military zone, a local committee leader said.

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Feb 9 2015 / 10:25 pm The Israeli army on Monday declared part of the desert area east of Jerusalem in the West Bank a closed military zone, a local committee leader said. Bassam Bahr, the head of the committee to defend land and resist settlements, told Maan that the Israeli military had banned Palestinians from entering a desert area stretching from eastern Anata to Bethlehem, south to Hebron, and east to the Dead Sea.

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Feb 9 2015 / 10:25 pm The Israeli army on Monday declared part of the desert area east of Jerusalem in the West Bank a closed military zone, a local committee leader said. Bassam Bahr, the head of the committee to defend land and resist settlements, told Maan that the Israeli military had banned Palestinians from entering a desert area stretching from eastern Anata to Bethlehem, south to Hebron, and east to the Dead Sea. The decision is part of an Israeli policy of land theft and Judaization of the West Bank, Bahr said.

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Israeli Army Declares West Bank Desert Area Closed Military Zone


Feb 9 2015 / 10:25 pm The Israeli army on Monday declared part of the desert area east of Jerusalem in the West Bank a closed military zone, a local committee leader said. Bassam Bahr, the head of the committee to defend land and resist settlements, told Maan that the Israeli military had banned Palestinians from entering a desert area stretching from eastern Anata to Bethlehem, south to Hebron, and east to the Dead Sea. The decision is part of an Israeli policy of land theft and Judaization of the West Bank, Bahr said.

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A week before Republican National Committee members were set to depart Saturday on a trip to Israel sponsored by a pair of evangelical groups active in right-wing politics, officials at the Anti-Defamation League privately reached out to the RNC with a warning. While they appreciated the interest in the Jewish state, it would be inappropriate for committee members to travel there with the American Family Association and the American Renewal Project groups known for incendiary and bigoted language attacking gays, Mormons and Muslims, said Stacy Burdett, the ADLs government affairs director

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A bit over a week ago, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry posted an open letterdeclaring that “Deniers are not Skeptics.” To the Committee, skepticism is central to its goals, and it defines the activity as a careful analysis of evidence. As such, the group has been rather annoyed that people who doubt climate change have labelled themselves as skeptics, even if they have never taken the time to come to grips with any evidence. The letter called for the news media to stop allowing doubters of climate change tousethe label “skeptic” and instead label them deniers, based on the root “denial,” which was defined as “the a priori rejection of ideas without objective consideration.” In doing so, the Committee had the support of scientists and science communicators such as Bill Nye and Ann Druyan, the woman behind the latest version of Cosmos.

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Skeptics, deniers, and contrarians: The climate science label game



12/13/14 Social Action Committee / Human Rights Program – part 3 of 3 Featured speakers: Gary Jones, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Andy Schatz, President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, and Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg, our… By: Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek

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