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Israeli defense officials say work has begun on an underground barrier along Gaza border to block Ha
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli defense officials say work has begun on an underground barrier along Gaza border to block Hamas tunnels.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Israel Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Hamas Gaza Green Line Jerusalem Six-Day War
How factionalism is killing the Palestinian struggle
Factions have not only monopolised Palestinian politics but have also suffocated the youthful spirit of the struggle.
2 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Hamas Palestinian people Palestinian territories Palestine Gaza
Hamas names top militant as new leader in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas official says a top member of the group's armed wing has been chosen as its new leader in the Gaza Strip.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Gaza Strip Hamas Palestinian National Authority Israel Second Intifada Palestinian territories Gaza Yasser Arafat
Gaza's starman aims to fight occupation with science
Palestinian astrophysicist Suleiman Baraka wants to put Palestine on the map for research in the field.
2120 points by Al Jazeera English | Second Intifada Yasser Arafat Israel Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip West Bank Gaza Palestinian people
Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attack
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's military fired on Hamas installations in Gaza after a rocket launched from the territory exploded inside Israel on Monday, with no reports of casualties on either side.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Gaza Strip Hamas Palestinian National Authority Israel Palestinian territories Gaza Yasser Arafat Second Intifada
UN struggles to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp
Destroyed in 2007 clashes, Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared camp is now in the midst of a reconstruction process.
1292 points by Al Jazeera English | Lebanon Palestinian people Palestinian refugee Jordan Gaza Strip Gaza Oslo Accords Israel
Meet Gaza’s hottest barber: Palestinian uses fire to style hair (VIDEO)
We’ve all heard of a close shave but how about a hot haircut? For one Palestinian barber, it’s a practice that has customers queuing up for the privilege. Read Full Article at RT.com
1144 points by Russia Today | Gaza Strip Rafah Gaza Yasser Arafat International Airport Battle of Gaza Rafah Border Crossing United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Sinai Peninsula
Palestinian barber uses flames to straighten hair
Daniel UriaFeb. 3 (UPI) -- A Palestinian barber has begun to turn heads by using large flames to straighten his clients' hair.
47 points by UPI | United Press International Gaza Strip Barber Palestinian National Authority Gaza Definitions of Palestine and Palestinian
World Briefs: Berlin voters reject Merkel’s Christian party
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered the latest in a string of defeats in German state elections on Sunday, when her Christian Democratic Union was ousted from power in Berlin after its worst showing in the capital since World War II, according to exit polls.
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Running on sunshine: Palestinian students build solar car to beat Israeli fuel blockade (VIDEO)
Israel’s continued blockade of Palestinian territory along the Gaza Strip has not only infringed on residents’ human rights, but also choked the area of essential resources such as fuel. Read Full Article at RT.com
30164 points by Russia Today | Israel Gaza Strip Palestinian territories Palestinian National Authority Egypt Gaza Palestine Liberation Organization Hamas
Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest offers global perspective
This year marks a decade-long milestone for the film fest. Films will showcase Jewish life around the globe, from rock music to basketball to documentaries and dramas. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- This year marks a decade-long milestone for the JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest. Though it returns to its home base of the Cleveland Heights arthouse Cedar Lee Theatre, the fest, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 18, will also be branching out around the city. One highlight includes a free screening of "The Blind Hero" at Cuyahoga County Public Library's Snow branch in Parma. The docu-drama tells the story of a factory owner who was able to shield workers from the Nazis. "It shows the goodness of people," says film fest director Deborah Bobrow. This year continues the focus on highlighting global stories tied together through Jewish themes, from romance in Sweden (opening night film "Fever at Dawn") to rock music. "Rock in the Red Zone" documents the music created in a bomb shelter-turned-rock club in the Israeli town of Sderot that is bombarded with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. "We really try to show Jewish life all over the world," Bobrow says. Three to see "On the Map" - When Maccabi Tel Aviv's basketball team conquered the seemingly indestructible Red Army team in the 1977 EuroCup Semifinals, their star player uttered, "We're finally on the map." Clevelanders may be able to relate. In fact, many locals may recognize the Tel Aviv team for their ties to former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who carried them to the finals before he came to Cleveland. This documentary traces their incredible journey. "Sabena Hijacking: My Version" - This riveting docu-drama recreates the Israeli Special Forces' bold operation to take back Sabena Flight 971 after it was seized by the Palestinian group Black September. The pulse-pounding portrayal offers perspectives from all involved, including the highjackers themselves. "The Tenth Man" - Ariel's father is highly regarded in the religious community, but it often kept him away from home and removed from Ariel's upbringing. This heartfelt drama finds the two reconnecting in El Once, the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires.   PREVIEW Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest September 8 - 18 Cedar Lee Theatre Special engagements: Shaker Square Cinemas, Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Parma Library Snow Branch More info: mandeljcc.org/cleveland-jewish-filmfest/filmfest/
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