Gaza's struggle for electricity One of the challenges in the Gaza Strip is the limited supply of power and electricity. Prior to the recent conflict, there were already significant power shortages and electricity was often… By: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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(JTA) _ American Jewish groups moved to calm continuing tensions between Jerusalem and Washington in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive reelection this week. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Anti-Defamation League all released statements Thursday welcoming Netanyahu’s …

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Jewish Groups Seek To Paper Over Differences on Benjamin Netanyahu Reelection


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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Right attacks RNC over Israel trip


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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A worker stands on an apartment building under construction in Har Homa on Oct. 28. Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Settlements or Jewish communities

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Words matter: How vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


24 November 2014 United Nations officials today voiced their solidarity with the people of Palestine, while calling on both sides involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to cease acts of violence, overcome their differences, and resume peace talks with a clear framework towards resolving the decades-long dispute. Regrettably, as we meet here today, the path towards a durable peace remains uncertain, said Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, during a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held this morning at UN Headquarters in New York to mark the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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Palestinian authorities are pushing to expand the Quartet on Middle East conflict settlement, Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee member Sahib Oreikat said Tuesday.

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Palestinian authorities are pushing to expand the “Quartet” on Middle East conflict settlement, Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee member Sahib Oreikat said Tuesday.

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Palestine in Push to Expand 'Quartet' on Middle East Settlement – Negotiator