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Shalom, This Is 911

'.לא למלחמה' ('No to war' in Hebrew.)--Words Iranian activists collaborating with Haifa University spray-painted on walls of Shiraz.

  • NYPD, Kfar Saba branch - NY Police opened an Israeli branch because it believes that it needs to keep close and continuous daily contact with the Israeli police. A former Israeli, detective Charlie Ben-Naim, was sent to do the job. (Maariv, p. 22)
  • South Africa: Jewish group fights 'occupied territories' labels - Zionist Federation takes legal action against government's decision to label West Bank products as originating from 'occupied Palestinian territory.' Official: SA policy 'not anti-Israeli.' (Ynet)
  • Feds target extreme Israeli rightist - FBI said to be following Israel and US citizen Akiva Hacohen, who has been charged in Israel with organizing attack on military base in West Bank. (Ynet)
  • Israeli Arabs clash with police over building demolition - Interior Ministry razed 220-square-meter building in Bir al-Maksur village; residents complain of shortage of housing. (Haaretz and Ynet)
  • Illegal construction discovered in Beit El - Just two months after Ulpana's eviction, new illegal structure is taking form only a few meters from the evacuated buildings. (Ynet)
  • Migrants 'sitting on the fence'... literally - Group of African migrants huddles by Israel-Egypt border, hoping to be allowed through. IDF soldiers provide them with water; human rights groups urge government to grant them entrance. (Ynet)

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