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Israel to deport migrant children: “A threat to the state’s Jewish character”

Thousands of demonstrators gathered on Tuesday night in Tel Aviv to protest the Israeli government's plans to deport some 1,200 children of illegal migrant labourers. One of our Observers was there. Read her account...

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For your next holiday, what about the Hezbollah tour?

To commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from south Lebanon, Hezbollah is offering a new kind of daytrip. The tour features antitank missiles, the voice of Hassan Nasrallah, and… a scrubland full of soldiers. One of our Observers has been there. See his photos…

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Jerusalem clashes, seen by our Observers

Palestinian protestors and Israeli police forces met with stones and rubber bullets in East Jerusalem this morning. Our Observers there, Israeli and Palestinian, give us their views on the clashes. Read more...

Gazan farmers forced further away from Israeli buffer zone

In May 2009 the Israeli Army widened the buffer zone between Israel and the Gaza Strip, telling Gazans to keep 300 metres clear of the border. A local farmer there tells us that the no-go zone goes much further into Gazan territory than the supposed limit. Read more...

Israel and Syria open up, but only for apples

The border that separates Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights has been firmly closed since 1967, with the two countries still officially at war. In the past few years, however, one type of goods has made it through during the months of March and April: apples. Read more...

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Israelis are not camel-riding warmongers, and they can prove it

Israelis are sick and tired of getting a bad rap around the globe. As part of a new publicity campaign, the government has released three video clips mocking the French, Spanish and English for their alleged assumptions about the Jewish state. So, if you happened to think that Israelis were falafel-fed religious fanatics who travel across the desert on camels... Read more and watch the clips.

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An Israeli ambassador tries to lecture American students…

When the Israeli ambassador to the United States spoke at The University of California Irvine (UCI), students made such a racket in protest that he was barely able to deliver his speech.

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Gaza, living in the dark

Gaza survives on a minimal amount of electricity, leaving residents without power for the most part of the day. No television is one thing; no street lighting and hospital equipment is another. Read more...

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Na Nach Jews: religion, tradition and techno music

Na Nachs" travel around Israel by truck with the aim of bringing joy and happiness to everyone they come cross... their method for spreading this joy is encouraging people to dance to "spiritual" techno music. And while they're at it, they also try to enlighten people about their particular brand of Judaism. Read more...

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Gaza’s embargoed roses: the dark years

For two and a half years, under heavy blockade by Israel, Gazan flower-growers were forced to give away their produce as cattle feed. The crippling embargo – on flowers at least - has now been lifted. Read more...

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