Monthly Archives: June 2009

Religious police in Saudi Arabia

Women are excluded from Saudi police plans Wael Mahdi, Foreign Correspondent The National, June 29. 2009 The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, will remain men-only. JEDDAH // The Saudi religious police force … Continue reading

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Peres befriends Muslims

28/06/2009 11:46 BAKU, June 28 (AFP) Israel’s Peres on landmark visit to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Israeli President Shimon Peres arrived in Baku on Sunday to begin a landmark visit to the former Soviet states of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan aimed at advancing … Continue reading

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Palestinians have violent history

Palestinians’ violent past BY OFER BAVLY, Miami Herald, June 26, 2009 It seems that although the Israeli government and moderate Palestinians agree on the need to restart the peace process with a view to reaching a permanent resolution, there is … Continue reading

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New solar technology in Eilat

World First: ‘Sun Valley’ Launches Novel Solar Plant by Rochel Sylvetsky, Arutz Sheva, 25 June 09 (Israelnationalnews.com) It was an Israel lover’s dream come true: A new way of generating renewable energy using concentrated solar radiation was created at the … Continue reading

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Cooperation, not separation

ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN MAYORS FIGHT: BUT FOR A COMMON GOOD Media Line, June 25, 2009 Although it’s not an opinion often heard within the context of public debate, there are some who argue that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will … Continue reading

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UNDP supports migration

Human Development Report 2009 Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development Human development is about putting people at the centre of development. It is about people realizing their potential, increasing their choices and enjoying the freedom to lead lives they value. … Continue reading

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Gilad Shalit captive for three years

June 25, 2009 Israel marks Gilad Shalit capture Israel is marking three years since Sgt Gilad Shalit, then aged 19, was seized by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid launched from Gaza. Indirect talks on his release between Israel and … Continue reading

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Polish priest has Jewish origins

A Polish Priest’s Dream of Aliyah Adopted To Survive Shoah, Jewish-Born Catholic Struggles By Donald Snyder, Forward Published June 17, 2009, issue of June 26, 2009. When Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel applied to immigrate to Israel as a Jew under the … Continue reading

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