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2013-01-31 12:25:09

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy Award®-nominated documentary feature 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, co-directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, returns to theaters in select cities by popular demand. The film is also available on DVD, Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Amazon and VOD outlets making it the most widely available of all the films nominated in the Documentary Feature category of the 85th Academy Awards®. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2013-01-04 16:21:19

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC denounced actions by Israeli settlers in the West Bank this week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) Israeli Jews from the Esh Kodesh outpost settlement assaulted Palestinians in the nearby village of Jalud. Both the Israelis and Palestinians reportedly claim ownership of the same farm land. IDF soldiers intervened on the second day of the clashes to restore calm. "Whatever will be the permanent peace settlement...

2012-07-12 10:23:19

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, convinced that Israel's presence in the West Bank is based on solid legal ground, called on the Israeli government to reject the recommendations of the Levy Commission as a distraction from the ongoing quest for a negotiated two-state solution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "It's clear to us that Israel's role in the West Bank does not fit the standard legal definition of 'occupation,'" said AJC Executive...

2012-07-10 14:21:30

NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of OneVoice activists assembled outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Tel Aviv's Kiriya Complex on Tuesday to protest against an Israeli government-appointed committee's report, which recommended legalizing the majority of West Bank outposts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120710/DC38238) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120428/DC96873LOGO-b) Wearing blindfolds, OneVoice Israeli activists warned...

2012-02-23 03:06:00

RAMALLAH, Palestine, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - 9.4% Growth in Net Revenues to reach US$ 522m - 14.6% Growth in EBITDA to reach US$ 232m - 13.7% Growth in Operating Income (EBIT) to reach US$ 179m - 11.6% Growth in Net Income Before Tax (EBT) to reach US$ 142m - 5.1% Growth rate in Net Income - Net Income reached US$ 128m - Total Assets reached US$ 811m - Shareholders Equity reached US$ 605m...

2012-02-15 10:03:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ANTIGONE RISING, the popular all female country/rock band, will travel to Israel and the West Bank as Arts Envoys, a cultural initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. During the trip, from February 19th- 28th, ANTIGONE RISING will perform in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah and other regional cities, leading community outreach workshops and making music with Israeli and Palestinian musicians. "We are promoting peace and...

2012-02-09 06:30:00

Aid to help treat 35,000 children to prevent blindness LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a gift of US$30,000, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) continues to contribute to the cost of eye care for children in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is TPRF's fourth grant to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJJEH), which this year expects to provide services to more than 35,000 young people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)....

2012-02-03 19:09:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ANTIGONE RISING, the popular all female country/rock band, will travel to Israel and the West Bank as Arts Envoys, a cultural initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. During the trip, from February 19th- 28th, Antigone Rising will perform in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah and other regional cities, leading community outreach workshops and making music with Israeli and Palestinian musicians. (Photo:...

2012-01-18 22:09:59

Psychological stress is likely cause A new study shows pregnant women exposed to armed conflict have a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies, a result that could change the way aid is delivered to developing countries. "From a development side we need to ask, `Who is the population we should be focusing on?'" said Hani Mansour, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver who conducted the study with Daniel Rees, Ph.D., a CU Denver professor...

2011-10-10 11:50:00

Arab Developer Network Initiative (ADNI) aims to boost incomes for over 1,000 Palestinian entrepreneurs in the first year PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps, Google.org and the Source of Hope Foundation have joined forces to launch the Arab Developer Network Initiative (ADNI) in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, is supporting the first two years of this effort with a $900,000 grant,...