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Headlines for July 30, 2003
9:10am Thu Jul 31 '03
Various headlines from around the media
Fresh Mid-East peace talks due
They compare the barrier to the Berlin Wall, are also unhappy that Mr Sharon made no mention in Washington of either ending settlement activity or his commitment to the US-brokered Middle East peace plan known as the roadmap.
Sharon ignores US on security fence
White House officials denied that Mr Bush had backed down on his objections to the fence. But after meeting Mr Sharon, Mr Bush changed his language, describing the fence as "a sensitive issue".
Death zone puts family life in limbo
The Israeli government says it will cause "minimum disruption" to the daily life of the people living on both sides, but in places whole villages have lost their primary access to water and cropland. Others are entirely caged by it.
Jihad warns it may 'reassess' truce over W. Bank fence
Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi said "There is a conspiracy between the aggressive minds of Israel and the United States against Palestinian hopes and independence." "The Americans need what the Israelis need -- a civil war in the Palestinian territories."
IFJ nominates three journalists from Palestine for the 2003 Natali Prize
The International Federation of Journalists today announced the nomination of Palestinian journalists Walid Batrawi and Atef Saad, together with Jennifer Peterson, for the 2003 Natali Prize, a prestigous award in human rights reporting.
Abbas Meets Solana in France, to Visit Italy Next Month
The Israeli government, seeking to isolate the veteran Palestinian leader, warned in May that it would boycott any foreign official who met Arafat, but EU foreign ministers last week reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue with both men.
Knesset panel re-approves bill to deny citizenship to Palestinians
The previous version allowed the minister to grant citizenship or a three-month residency permit only to Palestinians who "identify with Israel and its goals" and have acted to defend Israeli security.
Two Kinds of Prison: Reflections on Leaving Palestine
To travel so freely as a stranger in a country where the indigenous people can often barely leave their homes without enduring harassment or mortal danger from the Israeli Occupying Forces makes me feel the racism here in the pit of my stomach in a way that can make me feel ill.
Palestinian and Israeli Mental Health Workers meet in Germany
Twenty-five Israeli and Palestinian mental health workers met for three days in Stuttgart, Germany to discuss the traumatic effects of the violence on both communities. They agreed to carry out a number of joint research and training projects as well as to continue meeting.
Rightist MKs threaten Temple Mount trips after police ban
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said that by denying a Jewish link to the Temple Mount, Palestinians are being "both sad and offensive," and that such an attitude is contray to the spirit of the road map.
Lebanon detains Canadian priest over Israel ties
Lebanese authorities have detained a Canadian priest accused of collaborating with Israel while on Lebanese territory, judicial sources said on Wednesday.
Israeli Spooks Gain Admiration from U.S.
Unfortunately for the U.S., Israeli intelligence operatives seem to spend a lot of time spying on their American ally as evidenced by the report of Fox News' Carl Cameron of five Israelis whooping, high-fiving and videotaping the collapse of the twin towers.
Jewish group urges UN bodies to condemn Hamas
An international organization of liberal Jews urged United Nations bodies on Tuesday to condemn the Palestinian militant group Hamas for preaching what it called genocide against Jews and the destruction of Israel.
Ranteesi: Bush linked establishment of Palestinian state to civil war
Gaza - Dr. Abdul Aziz Ranteesi, one of the prominent Hamas Movement leaders in the Gaza Strip, has charged American president George Bush of linking the establishment of a Palestinian state to igniting a Palestinian civil war.
Haneyya: We will address message on Zionist violations
Gaza - Ismail Haneyya, one of the Hamas Movement leaders in the Gaza Strip, has said that his Movement would soon address messages to a number of Palestinian, Arab and international parties on the repeated Zionist violations of the truce.
Zionist occupation tractors level second floor of Palestinian building
Occupied Jerusalem - Zionist municipality tractors yesterday destroyed the second floor of a Palestinian building in Silwan village to the south of occupied Jerusalem.
Askalan prison administration moves two detainees to isolation cells
Ramallah - The Zionist administration of the Askalan prison in southern Palestine decided to move two prisoners to solitary confinement in a fresh escalatory step against prisoners.
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