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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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Saucy billboards to be "buried" for carrying name of God

An Israeli TV network has agreed to take down billboards advertising a saucy soap after rabbis complained about the Judaic scriptures used in the background. The only problem - the ads are emblazoned with the name of God, meaning they'll have to be given a proper burial. Read more...

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Hamas advocating dialogue through children’s cartoon?

Hamas owned al Asqa TV is known by many for promoting anti-Semitic values to children through its use of cuddly animals such as "Assoud the ‘holy war' rabbit". Last month however, the channel aired a cartoon which seemed to be advocating dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian kids. Too good to be true? When the Jews in it look like devils, yes. Read more and watch the clip...

Settlers proudly display evidence of construction in West Bank

A week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told settlers to stop building in the West Bank, a settler posted photos of them doing just that, on his blog. Read more...

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Amateur video of brutal revenge for alleged attacker of Jewish settlers

This amateur video, filmed on November 26, shows a Palestinian man being run over twice by an Israeli settler. The man is alleged to have just stabbed two Israeli settlers at a petrol station. See the video...

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The heartbreak of Golan Heights weddings

For Syrians who choose to marry a resident of the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967, their wedding is a happy occasion as much it is a sad one. Once married, they can never return to their homeland, meaning that their wedding day might be the last time they see their family and friends. Read more and see the videos...

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Stop decorating the “wall of shame”

Better to employ an enormous grey wall for artistic purposes than leave it a towering eyesore? Palestinians and foreigners alike have been painting the Israeli government's separation wall since construction began. But on both the Israeli and the Palestinian sides of what has been dubbed "the wall of shame", there are those who don't want it to be coloured in, and for very different reasons. Read more...

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Thinking through the Iranian nuclear crisis

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One of our Israeli Observers, Joel Schalit, sent us his analysis of the recent developments of the tough Iran-Israel negotiations. Read more...

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A floating 'separation wall' in Tel Aviv

Israeli artist Shelly Federman created this curious structure that resembles the West Bank separation wall...  Except that it's made of Styrofoam and can be used as a floating mattress. Read more and see the photos...

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