Israel's representative was conspicuously missing when the UN Human Rights Council started a special session today on the situation in the Palestinian territories and the 2014 Gaza conflict.

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Israel 'Boycotts' UN Rights Council Session on Gaza War

An international charity organisation Thursday warned that rebuilding the Gaza Strip following last summer’s military offensive by Israel might take “100 years,” if the eight-year-old Israeli blockade persist. “Less than 0.25 percent of the truckloads of essential construction materials needed have entered Gaza in the past 3 months,” it said, adding the situation in Gaza is “becoming increasingly desperate”. Gaza needs more than 800,000 truckloads of construction materials to build homes, schools, health care facilities and other infrastructure following repeated conflicts and years of blockade, according to Oxfam

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'Gaza rebuilding might take 100 years if Israeli blockade persists'

Arthur S. Berger, senior adviser for external affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak at 9:15 a.m

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Holocaust Museum adviser to speak on Anti-Semitism

Peadar Whelan A BELFAST-BASED RUNNER taking part in this years Palestine Marathon aims to highlight the plight of the Palestinian people living under Israeli military occupation. Derry native Ryan Moore, who runs wearing a vest emblazoned with the Palestinian flag, is also raising much-needed funds for the medical charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

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Belfast to Bethlehem running against Israeli apartheid

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Growing anti-Semitism in France is causing Jews in the country to leave “in droves” according to the influential editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle. Stephen Pollard, the editor of the Jewish newspaper said an exodus had begun, and “every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave”. He added that the situation was “the largest emigration of Jews anywhere …

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Jews Are Leaving France 'In Droves' Claims Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard

Written on January 10th, 2015 & filed under Jews Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gaza City – Thousands of former Hamas employees who have not received a salary in months will likely take to the streets if a solution is not found soon, a Hamas representative has warned. Basem Naeem, a former health minister and prime ministerial adviser, told Al Jazeera that the status quo “cannot continue”, noting the pressure has become too much for many to bear. “To cut the salary of anyone is like cutting his throat,” Naeem said in an interview at his office in Gaza City.

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Hamas warns of unpaid staff taking to streets

Written on December 26th, 2014 & filed under Gaza Strip Tags: , , , , , , ,

Egypt tightens the Israeli blockade on Gaza Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have been struggling under the weight of the Israeli blockade for several years, blame Egypt for the worsening of their situation. Gaza's Arab neighbor Egypt..

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MidEast In Depth – Can Hezbollah handle two fronts: ISIS and Israel? Matthew Levitt Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on counter-terrorism and intelligence writes an article in the washington post looking at the situation..

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MidEast In Depth – Can Hezbollah handle two fronts: ISIS and Israel? – Video

Skip to comments. Posted on 11/23/2014 4:17:46 PM PST by Eleutheria5 European Parliament Member Bastiaan Belder of the Netherlands has urged the parliament to hold a debate on anti-Semitism.

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European MP: EU Parliament Ignores Anti-Semitism

The growing tension observed during the last few days in Jerusalem and the political reactions that they triggered reflect a climate of mistrust and persistent political deadlock. The only equal to the suffering endured by the Palestinians is the daily injustice they are subjected to

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Mission to Gaza and the West Bank: FIDH calls on Palestine to seize the International Criminal Court