World

Netanyahu and the Settlements

ELI, West Bank (New York Times) — Singing and dancing greeted a triumphant Benjamin Netanyahu when he visited Eli, then a young settlement of 959 residents, shortly after first becoming Israel’s prime minister in 1996. “We will be here permanently forever,” he declared in nearby Ariel that day, promising Read More

World

Europe Seeks Role in Postwar Gaza

JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The European Read More

World

Israel Pulls Troops Out of Gaza

  (BBC) – Israel has withdrawn its troops from the Gaza Strip to “defensive positions” outside the Palestinian territory. It says the main aim of its offensive – to destroy militants’ tunnels – has been achieved. A 72-hour truce – brokered by Egyptian mediators late Read More

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Op-Ed

Crimes Against Gaza

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist  So, let’s be clear about what is transpiring before our eyes in Gaza. It most recently started when the Palestine Authority and Hamas declared that there would be a unity government. This was a significant breakthrough after years of hostility Read More

Religion

Church a Haven for Muslims in Gaza

The Associated Press Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City’s Greek Orthodox church. St. Porphyrios Church has thrown its doors open to hundreds of displaced Palestinians, some of the more than 140,000 Read More

World

Palestinians Demand Justice and Action

  by Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Palestinian political and student organizations led rallies in several cities across the United States recently calling for justice and protesting the brutality of the Israeli government and police. A Read More

Religion

Israel Seeks to Save Ancient Sites from Earthquake

DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — With Israel situated in one of the world’s earthquake-prone areas, officials are taking action to protect the Holy Land’s most important ancient treasures so they don’t come tumbling down. After a series of five moderate earthquakes shook the Read More

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Op-Ed

African ‘Ghettos’ in Israel

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  The streets of South Tel Aviv were teeming with people. We first saw a very large wedding party heading towards a park.  We then saw hundreds of young men hanging out, socializing, Read More

National

Obama Opts for Diplomacy Instead of War

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Speaking to a war-weary nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing him to launch an air attack against Syria while he explores a Russian diplomatic proposal that could rid Syria Read More