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: , , , , , , ,

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

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

Israel’s Lieberman doubts Gaza truce can last Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today he doubted the current Gaza ceasefire would hold over the long term and that disarming Gaza militants was not feasible anytime soon. The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has caused “unprecedented” destruction, leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless, the UN said Tuesday, quoting the latest assessment after the ceasefire. Vital humanitarian aid poured into Gaza on Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that experts say left no winners

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Lewes Theatre Club is performing The Diary of Anne Frank from Saturday, November 29, to Saturday, December 6.

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Theatre club explores Anne Franks diary

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza

By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD This month heralds the kickoff of a year-long celebration marking the Centennial of the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford. While precursors to the current JCC existed in Hartford as far back as 1878, the institutions anniversary has traditionally been tallied from 1915. That year, a Talmud Torah (Jewish religious school) building on Pleasant Street in Hartford took in the Young Mens Hebrew Association (YMHA), founded in 1878, and the Young Womens Hebrew Association (YWHA), founded in 1891.

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Were just getting started West Hartfords Mandell JCC celebrates its first 100 years

This information reflects initial calls for service reported by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for the west bank of Jefferson Parish. Locations are approximate due to automated location methods and address inconsistencies, the Sheriff’s Office says. Burglar alarm calls are excluded

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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office West Bank crime report, Nov. 25

Stranded Palestinians in Egypt looking to return home to the Gaza Strip will be able to do so for the first time in more than a month Wednesday after the Egyptian government temporarily reopened a border crossing in Rafah, according to media reports.

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Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing Into Gaza For 2 Days

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