Geneva (AFP) – Israel defended its record before the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, marking an end to its 18-month boycott of the body over scrutiny of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Israel, Gaza, and The West Bank An informative video on the situation in Israel, produced and created by teen USY'er and Rakevet Israel Affairs Vice President Yair Koas. By: USAMusicalProduction

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Israel, Gaza, and The West Bank – Video

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Media Blackout: Israel, Hamas ban rival journos to report from Gaza Israel has closed off the main supply route into Gaza, in response to recent rocket fire from the strip – the first since November's conflict. And as tensions rise, some journalists in the region are finding their work and at times, livelihoods, affected by the ongoing stand-off. RT's Paula Slier investigates how those trying to spread light on the situation, are coming under pressure, from both sides of the divide

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Media Blackout: Israel, Hamas ban rival journos to report from Gaza – Video

While Penn for Palestine’s proposal may have been well-intentioned, its analysis of the situation was littered with inaccuracies and the biases that perpetuate the exact conflict they denounce.

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Caroline Brand | Let’s get our facts straight

The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) concluded a two-day working group meeting Sunday at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in preparation for its third session to be held in Saudi Arabia in February. The group meeting was chaired by Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin of Indonesia

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OIC rights team may visit Palestine

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Hamas justice system 'abusive'

PARIS, May 31, 2012 (WAFA) – The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted on Wednesday at its Paris headquarters a two-day international meeting on the situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, according to a UNESCO statement.

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Two-Day International Meeting on Palestine Opens at UNESCO

As I write, I have no further word on the situation at Givat Ha'Ulpana. Time is short, and I am mindful that all of the words from nationalist members of the government and the Knesset might end up being no more than words, …

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Israel, Jews, and Judaism: Too Much, Really

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Published: March. 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM NABLUS, West Bank, March 23 (UPI) — Twenty-two Palestinian prisoners being held by Israeli forces have gone on hunger strikes to protest their detention, officials said.

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Palestinian detainees on hunger stike

LONDON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is increasingly anxious about Israeli leaders' provocative public comments on Iran's nuclear program but does not have hard proof that it will strike Iran in the next few months, U.S. and European officials said. The U.S.

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U.S. anxiety grows over possible Israeli plans on Iran