August 15, 2018
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August 15, 2018

On August 10, 2018, the Israeli municipality in occupied East Jerusalem notified the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan of an impending land confiscation project. Flyers hung by Israeli authorities identify dozens of acres in the neighborhood that will be taken for the installation of walkways and irrigation as well as “gardening purposes” over the next five years.

However, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Palestinians own most of the targeted area, along with"...

 
 
August 15, 2018

Reem Kassis didn't set out to be an author. Or a chef for that matter.

In fact she made it a point to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible.

But a desire to preserve her Palestinian heritage for her daughters led her towards her destiny in an unlikely way.

It began by collecting recipes and stories from the women in her family and before long she had gathered enough that she began to formulate a book proposal.

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August 15, 2018

The Palestinian Cabinet welcomed the decision of the Republic of Colombia to recognize the State of Palestine, expressed deep gratitude and appreciation to China for supporting UNRWA, reviewed the new draft law on the Right of Access to Information, and strongly condemned the continued Israeli military escalation against Gaza.

During its weekly meeting held in Ramallah on Tuesday, the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Rami Al- Hamdallah, welcomed the decision of the Republic of Colombia to recognize the State of Palestine within the 1967 borders, with East"...

 
 
August 15, 2018

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United States cut its funding, U.N. officials say.

UNRWA already faces what it described as a 'very tense' situation in Gaza after job cuts drew protests by its own employees, leaving some senior staff unable to work in their offices.

Some fear for the survival of the agency, which this month must decide whether it can open its"...

 
 
August 15, 2018

The Israel Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and the National Cyber Directorate have announced a new NIS 90 million ($24 million), three-year program to boost Israel’s cyber industry.

The funds will be earmarked to support long-term “groundbreaking” new technologies that have “significant potential to influence the global market” and add to the future foundation of the industry in Israel. They will also help startups access information, systems and test sites that are not easily available to them.

The"...

 
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