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    1. By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday. Under standing orders, Israeli soldiers facing violent Palestinian protests can open fire with live bullets only in life-threatening situations. Netanyahu was quoted as saying at the ...

    2. Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsSep 01 02:59 PM

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.

    3. By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Palestinian observer mission to the United Nations on Wednesday appealed to the world body's 193 member states to support its call to be allowed to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters as a "non-member observer state." The statement from the Palestinians also responded to allegations by Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor, who on Tuesday called ...

    4. Images of Palestinian Pleasure Not Allowed

      New York TimesSep 02 12:36 AM

      A shipment of photography books depicting moments of joy in everyday Palestinians' lives was stopped by customs officials at the Tel Aviv airport.

    5. Bashar Masri's Rawabi project will welcome its first residents this month

    6. Mahmoud Abbas, the aging Palestinian president, may be paving the way for his exit from political life — or he may be trying to consolidate power by crippling all his rivals.

    7. Mahmoud Abbas, the aging Palestinian president, may be paving the way for his exit from political life — or he may be trying to consolidate power by crippling all his rivals.

    8. A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach test of the passions and perspectives of the Middle East conflict.

    9. Palestinian children under house arrest, awaiting trial

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsSep 02 09:09 AM

      Jerusalem, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Dozens of Palestinian children are being held within the walls of their homes in East Jerusalem, by order of the Israeli authorities, while waiting to go on trial. This practice, denounced by organisations such as Defence for Children International Palestine, (DCIP), "have serious consequences for their education and mental health," noting that many house arrests last...

    10. Israel opposes Palestinian flag-raising at the UN

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsSep 01 01:37 PM

      Israel on Tuesday expressed strong opposition to a draft resolution that would allow the Palestinian flag to be raised at the United Nations ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders later this month. Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor appealed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sam Kutesa, the General Assembly's president, to block the move, which would break with the UN practice of flying...

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