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Mahmoud Abbas and John Kerry Talk Canceled

Mahmoud Abbas and John Kerry Talk Canceled

By Erin Hall April 2, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry canceled a talk planned for today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to The New York Times. The meeting would have extended negotiations set to expire April 29th into 2015. It seems Kerry canceled …

Israeli Airstrikes: Three Attacks in Two Days Israeli Airstrikes: Three Attacks in Two Days

Israel appears to be responsible for a series of bombings over the last two days, according to separate reports by the New York Times and USA Today. The NYT article, published today, has Israeli military strikes killing four Hamas militants …

Israeli Gangnam Style Dancing Controversy Israeli Gangnam Style Dancing Controversy

The Scene: A club in Hebron, a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank. The Main Players: A group of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian club-goers. The Soundtrack: Gangnam Style by Psy. Earlier this week, a group of Israeli soldiers were …

Stephen Hawking Boycotts Conference In Israel Stephen Hawking Boycotts Conference In Israel
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Stephen Hawking has joined a boycott that sees the famed astrophysicist skipping out on a conference to be hosed in Israel in June. Hawking was originally invited to speak at a conference hosted by Israel’s President Shimon Peres. His boycott …

Anonymous Targets Israeli Web Sites In Latest Op Anonymous Targets Israeli Web Sites In Latest Op

If you’ve been following the news at all over the past few days, you probably know about Israel’s latest offensive against Hamas. On Wednesday, the country’s military assassinated Hamas’ military leader Ahmed Al-Jaabari. Hamas retaliated, and Israel is now considering …

Rachel Corrie Death Not Our Fault, Says Israel Rachel Corrie Death Not Our Fault, Says Israel
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An Israeli court has ruled that Israel is not responsible for the death of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old activist who was killed while protesting the destruction of Palestinian homes in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip. According to an …

Cyber-Attacks Mirror Middle East Conflict Cyber-Attacks Mirror Middle East Conflict

The virtual pissing contest between Arabs and Israelis raged on today. A hacker network called “group-xp” claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and on El Al Israel Airlines. But, let’s be clear. They did not …

Facebook Pulls “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page

Facebook pages can be used for any number of causes; naming a baby Megatron, helping a runner raise money for charity, or calling for a violent uprising against another ethnic group.  Today, a page falling into the latter category was …

Israel, Palestine Take PR War To Web
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On the ground, it’s bombs, bullets and blood. On the Web, it’s a war of ideas. As Al Jazeera, via Twitter, stokes sympathies and outrage over Israeli force, the Israeli government fires back with information campaigns of its own on Facebook and YouTube.
Israel, Palestine Take PR War To Web

Hamas Blocks Pornographic Sites In The Gaza Strip
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Hamas has ordered Palestinian telecoms to cut off access to pornographic Web sites in the Gaza Strip, a Hamas government official said.

Telecommunications firm Paltel has agreed to restrict Internet users access to adult Web sites, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Communications.  "The aim of the move is to protect the Palestinian community from cultural pollution and to protect the young generations from the misuse of the Internet through viewing pornographic sites," Hamas government spokesman Taher al-Nono said.

Facebook At Center Of Mid East Conflict
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Facebook has angered Jewish settlers by listing them as residents of "Palestine", forcing the social networking site to allow users to change themselves back to Israel.

Facebook users living in Maale Adumim, Ariel and other Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank protested when the site automatically listed their hometowns as being in "Palestine." Settlers have accused Facebook of having a political agenda.