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Yousef AlHelou for The Real News, describes what it is like inside Gaza with the Rafa border crossing closed by Egypt due to terrorist attacks in the Sinai.

Haitham Khatib  does a music video for singer Mohammed Kabaha.

A demo took place in Nabi Saleh.

Mustafa at a shooting gallery.

Activists film the IDF blocking roads to Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills.

First episode of AICVision, a news digest put together by the Alternative Information Center, a joint Israeli-Palestinian non-profit.

The Young Turks look into the story of Rep. Kevin Yoder skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee while on an AIPAC junket to Israel.  I think Richard Silverstein nails this story:

It would be unfortunate if Aipac came out of this smelling like a rose.  It certainly knew of the misbehavior.  One wonders what other sorts of behavior have occurred on Israel junkets and whether there has been creative accounting used on other trips.  The main point is that these trips and those who sponsor them and even those who participate in them are engaging in corrupt acts.  I don’t mean this legally since unfortunately these junkets aren’t illegal (though they should be).  I mean, rather, that the trips, the enormous amounts spent on them, the wining and dining, the influence peddling–all of it is corrupt.  It nourishes the dysfunction which characterizes the Congressional approach to Israel issues.

Mob violence in Jerusalem leads to a Palestinian being hospitalized & the police arresting seven Israelis.

Al Jazeera's The Cafe discusses the prospects of the two state solution & other outcomes.

Last Sunday, activists in Tel Aviv protested war with Iran outside the Defense Minister's home.

As prices in Israel rise, the media debates the cost of war with Iran.

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