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EDITOR'S PICKS

On civil disobedience
Neve Gordon, The Palestine Chronicle


Gaza families demand answers
Ma'an News


Goldstone and the 'peace process'
George Giacaman, Bitterlemons.org


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Legal Briefing
Israel's Siege of Gaza & Attack on Aid Flotilla
A Pattern of Abuse Against American Citizens Crisis in Gaza
The Facts Behind Israel's Claims of "Gourmet Gaza"

Cooking the Book: 'Olives, Lemons and Za'atar'

Chef and owner Rawia Bishara's menu is inspired by her hometown of Nazareth, yet many of her dishes share DNA with the West Bank cuisine I missed out on. Every time I go to Tanoreen, my vegetarianism flies out the window. My favorite item on the menu is the lamb-stuffed baby squash. The dish is elaborately flavored - the yogurt is sour, the spices sweet, the lamb gamy and the squash earthy. This interplay of flavors is found throughout Bishara's menu, and also in her new cookbook, "Olives, Lemons & Za'atar," published this spring.  

Another stillborn Palestinian "reconciliation"

Alongside the endless and sterile Palestinian-Israeli "peace process" is another long-running saga: the "peace process" between the main Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah. Today, with much fanfare, leaders of Hamas and the Fatah-dominated Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) signed a "reconciliation" agreement in Gaza... The excitement with which many Palestinians have greeted the deal reflects real public frustration with the long-running division and yearning for a truly national leadership. But Haniyeh's declaration is more than a little premature. This "reconciliation" is not going to be any more successful than previous deals signed in Cairo in 2011, in Doha in 2012 and again in Cairo in 2012.
 

7 injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza Strip

Seven Palestinians were wounded on Wednesday when an Israeli airstrike hit the northern Gaza Strip, medical sources said. Spokesman for the Gaza Strip Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that a 50-year-old man and two children had been "moderately" injured in the strike on Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Four others were also injured in the strike, although their identities were still unclear... The airstrike hit Gaza as Hamas and the PLO announced a unity deal during a press conference in Gaza City. 

Palestinians in Israel condemn plan to recruit Christians

Several Israel-based organizations on Wednesday condemned a new campaign to recruit Palestinian Christian citizens of the country to serve in the military. In a joint statement, more than 15 Palestinian youth movements and community organizations said the Israeli move was an effort to divide Palestinian citizens of Israel from their own people. The groups said they would "struggle against (the campaign for) enlistment in the Israeli army" to ensure that such divisions would not occur. 

7 injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Seven Palestinians were wounded on Wednesday when an Israeli airstrike hit the northern Gaza Strip, medical sources said.

Spokesman for the Gaza Strip Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that a 50-year-old man and two children had been "moderately" injured in the strike on Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. 

PLO, Hamas announce agreement to end political division

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- PLO and Hamas representatives announced an historic unity deal on Wednesday to bring to an end more than seven years of political division between the main Palestinian political parties.

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced the end of years of Palestinian political division in a press conference in Gaza City, saying that the Hamas and PLO delegations had worked as "one team" throughout the reconciliation dialogue and had stressed the necessity of achieving results in this round of dialogue. 

'There is no 'Palestine Exception' to free speech rights': Northeastern overturns Students for Justice in Palestine suspension

Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has announced that the University is backing off of its decision to suspend the student organization until January 2015. "This is a victory for freedom of expression on campus," said SJP leader Tori Porell who thanked SJP supporters. "Weeks of protests, picket lines, petitions, phone calls, and emails appear to have paid off and SJP will be operational next semester," Porell said. "This is also a victory for the national student movement for justice in Palestine." 

Earth Day Network dumps SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson

The Earth Day Network, which promotes the annual Earth Day environmental consciousness initiative, has cut ties to a campaign launched by Israeli occupation profiteer SodaStream and endorsed by its spokesmodel Scarlett Johansson.

The screenshot above [see original article for image] shows the SodaStream logo as it appeared previously on the Earth Day Network's official sponsor page. On the current version of the page, the SodaStream logo is gone. 

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