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2009-10-28 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mercl, the Middle East Research Center, announces an urgent press briefing, Oct 30 2009, 8:30 AM. Venue: National Press Club, First Amendment Room Presenters: Dr. Arnon Groiss, Director of Research, IMPACT: Institute For Monitoring Peace & Cultural Tolerance in School Education, http://www.impact-se.org/ David Bedein, Director, Center for Near East Policy Research & Israel Resource News Agency, www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com Topics:...

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Michael Kimmelman In a dingy storefront on a noisy block in the middle of Gaza City, metal shelves bulge with dusty audiotapes extolling Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad. Alongside them, a pouty Jennifer Lopez beckons from the cover of a CD. DVDs are also on display, of movies not yet officially released, like "Wanted,""Hancock" and "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," the Adam Sandler comedy about a Mossad agent-turned-hairdresser in a New York City salon run by a Palestinian woman. Amer...

2008-09-01 06:00:16

Text of press release in English by Paris-based Arab Press Network on 28 August The past year has been a trying one for journalism in Palestine, with the Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (Mada) reporting 22 press freedom violations occurring in July 2008 alone. Mada coordinator Mousa Rimawi shared with APN details of the grim situation of journalism in Palestine and why it is difficult to be optimistic in the midst of the ongoing political violence. Mada was...

2008-08-26 09:00:33

By Kim Sengupta Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners yesterday amid scenes of jubilation in the West Bank. Unusually, among those released were two men accused by Israel of having "blood on their hands": Said al- Atabeh, the longest-serving inmate in custody, and Mohammed Abu Ali, the second longest-serving, who had been elected as a Fatah MP while behind bars. Although the Israeli government has released prisoners in the past, it had taken a hard line on those, such as al-Atabeh and...

2008-08-25 12:00:07

Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners Monday to show support for the leadership of the Fatah party governing the West Bank. The prisoners, including one held since 1977, were greeted as heroes in Ramallah after being transferred from Ofer Prison, near the West Bank, into Palestinian custody, The New York Times reported. Nearly 9,000 Palestinians remain in Israeli prisons for offenses ranging from attacks to membership in militant groups, the Times reported. Monday's release came as...

2008-08-25 06:00:29

Text of report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website ["Israel Releases 198 Palestinian Prisoners, Including Longest- Serving Man" - Ma'an headline] Bethlehem -Ma'an -Israel began to release 198 Palestinian prisoners, including the longest-serving Palestinian inmate, on Monday morning [25 August], short of an expected 199. The Israeli cabinet had approved a list of 199 detainees for release as a "goodwill gesture to Palestinian President...

2008-08-20 12:00:44

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH The Palestinian Authority is concerned about the apparent rapprochement between Hamas and Jordan, a PA official in Ramallah said Monday. The official said that the PA has asked Jordan to clarify its position regarding reports about a series of meetings that took place in Amman recently between senior Hamas representatives and Jordanian government officials. "We are trying to find out from our Jordanian brothers what's going on with Hamas," the PA official told...

2008-08-17 15:00:21

Text of report by London-based independent Quds Press web news agency ["Jordanian Source Tells Quds Press: Security and Political Arrangements for Expected Visit By Mish'al to Amman" - Quds Press headline] Amman, Quds Press Service - An informed Jordanian source said he expects the dialogues, which are held by the Jordanian leadership with the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, to be crowned by a visit by Khalid Mish'al, head of the movement's Political Bureau, to Amman soon to turn over...

2008-08-17 12:00:14

Israel's cabinet voted Sunday to release 200 Palestinian prisoners at the urging of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Olmert agreed to the prisoner release earlier this month as a goodwill gesture after talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Israeli cabinet codified the deal with a 16-4 vote, a source told CNN. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told the broadcaster the prisoner release was set for Aug. 25. Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti would not be...

2008-08-04 09:00:17

Text of report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website ["Fatah: Hamas' Turn to Release Prisoners" - Ma'an headline] Ramallah, 4 August (Ma'an) -A spokesperson from the Fatah information office asked on 3 August for an official response from Hamas on the continued detention of high-ranking Fatah leaders in the Gaza Strip, including Dr Zakariyya Al-Agha. "Hamas and its armed groups have detainined Fatah leaders in the Gaza Strip for the fourth...


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