ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Israel police clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524133-68/palestinians-holiest-israel-jerusalem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524133-68/palestinians-holiest-israel-jerusalem.html.csp">Israel police clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T08:42:02.013-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 08:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jaerusalem • Israeli police in riot gear have fired stun grenades to break up a group of Palestinians throwing rocks near sensitive holy sites in Jerusalem’s old city ahead of a Jewish festival. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the Palestinians injured three officers in the clashes, which began after Muslim prayers Wednesday at a gate to the Old City, where tensions have been high in recent months. The main flashpoint is the hilltop compound that is the holiest site in Judaism and the third holies...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585241332014-10-15T08:42:02.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T08:42:02.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524133@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:42:02 MDT Letter: Israel wants all the land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517622-82/jewish-israel-palestinian-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517622-82/jewish-israel-palestinian-party.html.csp">Letter: Israel wants all the land</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T22:03:46.362-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two years ago my husband and I (we are not Jewish) joined a fact-finding tour of Israel sponsored by liberal U.S. Jews. We traveled to Palestine to meet first-hand and explore issues. I am incensed at the words of Isreali Prime Minister Netanyahu (“White House Criticism un-American,” Tribune, Oct. 6). Our tour’s purpose was to hear all views and meet with various factions including New York Times bureau chief (neutral), U.S. consulate (neutral), mayor of Ariel settlement (very right-wing pro-Isr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517622@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:03:46 MDT Despite pledged $2.7B, challenges ahead for Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58517964-68/gaza-israel-war-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58517964-68/gaza-israel-war-palestinian.html.csp">Despite pledged $2.7B, challenges ahead for Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MOHAMMED </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T20:20:25.25-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Pledges of $2.7 billion for reconstructing the Gaza Strip may seem impressive, but huge challenges lie ahead as the Palestinian government had asked for more and its prime minister questioned Monday whether all of the money would actually arrive. The rebuilding of thousands of homes, shops and factories destroyed in the Israel-Hamas war this summer also will require cooperation between longtime adversaries and an intricate monitoring system, either of which could break d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585179642014-10-13T20:20:25.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T20:20:25.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517964@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:20:25 MDT U.S. promises $212 million in new Gaza aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58513738-68/gaza-million-aid-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58513738-68/gaza-million-aid-kerry.html.csp">U.S. promises $212 million in new Gaza aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T10:52:02.052-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • The United States on Sunday promised $212 million in immediate assistance to the devastated Gaza Strip, while also urging Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace talks. People in Gaza, which borders Israel and Egypt, “need our help desperately — not tomorrow, not next week, but they need it now,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said at an international donor conference. He said more than 20,000 homes need to be rebuilt and 100,000 people remain displaced with winter fast approaching...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585137382014-10-12T10:52:02.052-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-12T10:52:02.052-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58513738@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:52:02 MDT Apartment takeovers in East Jerusalem spark anger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58482611-68/jerusalem-area-jewish-jews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58482611-68/jerusalem-area-jewish-jews.html.csp">Apartment takeovers in East Jerusalem spark anger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T18:23:01.663-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • They moved under the cover of darkness, slipping into apartments in this east Jerusalem neighborhood in the middle of the night and changing the locks. When the sun rose Tuesday, Arab residents of Silwan found Israeli security guards and young male volunteers hunkered down inside 25 apartment units in their impoverished neighborhood and an adjacent area — the biggest settler takeover since Jews began buying up properties in the volatile area two decades ago. The organization that ov...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584826112014-10-02T18:23:01.663-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-02T18:23:01.663-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58482611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:23:01 MDT Obama: Housing project would distance Israel from ‘closest allies’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58478791-68/israel-netanyahu-obama-jerusalem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58478791-68/israel-netanyahu-obama-jerusalem.html.csp">Obama: Housing project would distance Israel from ‘closest allies’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T19:39:09.333-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians. The harsh criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House. Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said the president privately raised his co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584787912014-10-01T19:39:09.333-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T19:39:09.333-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58478791@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:39:09 MDT Obama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58476896-68/netanyahu-obama-israel-east.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58476896-68/netanyahu-obama-israel-east.html.csp">Obama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T11:11:45.385-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with the U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities. As Obama and Netanyahu opened their meeting in the Oval Office, Israeli officials announced plans to move forward with a controversial new housing dev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584768962014-10-01T11:11:45.385-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T11:11:45.385-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58476896@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:11:45 MDT Netanyahu: Hamas and Islamic State like Nazis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470219-68/netanyahu-hamas-islamic-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470219-68/netanyahu-hamas-islamic-israel.html.csp">Netanyahu: Hamas and Islamic State like Nazis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDITH M. LEDERER</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T19:06:27.124-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 07:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. Netanyahu also lashed back at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a “war of genocide” during the fighting in Gaza. Netanyahu said Hamas committed “the real w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470219@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:06:27 MDT World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420389-68/gaza-bank-palestinian-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420389-68/gaza-bank-palestinian-israel.html.csp">World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:16:02.821-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The bleak forecast is a “wake-up call to everyone” that the status quo, particularly in Gaz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420389@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:02 MDT World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419926-79/gaza-bank-palestinian-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419926-79/gaza-bank-palestinian-economy.html.csp">World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The bleak forecast is a “wake-up call to everyone” that the status quo, particularly in Gaz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199262014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:01 MDT Gaza children return to school after war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp">Gaza children return to school after war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:06:02.4-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions. The opening was delayed for two weeks because of dama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413182@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:06:02 MDT Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp">Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits “mistakes” were made. But Hamas says it had little choice in Gaza’s crowded urban landscape, took safeguards to keep people away from the fighting, and that a heavy-handed Israeli response is to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians. “Gaza, from Beit Hanoun in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080042014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408004@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:54:18 MDT Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406303-68/soldiers-unit-dozens-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406303-68/soldiers-unit-dozens-israeli.html.csp">Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit have sent a letter to the country’s military chief and prime minister saying they refuse to serve for moral reasons. The letter from soldiers in Unit 8200 — Israel’s equivalent of the eavesdropping, code-breaking National Security Agency -- was published in the Yediot Ahronot daily on Friday. It alleges the unit’s intelligence work prevents Palestinians from leading “normal lives” and prolongs the conflict. One soldie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063032014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406303@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:07:02 MDT Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402111-68/cruz-israel-christians-hate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402111-68/cruz-israel-christians-hate.html.csp">Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people. At the “In Defense of Christians” gala dinner, the Texas senator said he told the gathering that those who hate Israel also hate the United States and those who hate the Jewish people also hate Christians. He said that hatred of Israel and Jews runs counter to the teachings of Christ. That elici...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584021112014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402111@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399965-68/palestinian-israeli-jerusalem-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399965-68/palestinian-israeli-jerusalem-palestinians.html.csp">Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • While the world’s attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens by Palestinians in the West Bank, and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian youth by Israelis in Jerusalem, sparked a chain of events that led to the 50-day war between Israel an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583999652014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399965@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:39:50 MDT Abbas, Hamas in power struggle over Gaza Strip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58386755-68/hamas-abbas-gaza-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58386755-68/hamas-abbas-gaza-israel.html.csp">Abbas, Hamas in power struggle over Gaza Strip</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T21:34:01.657-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his alliance with Hamas if the Islamic militant group does not give up power in the Gaza Strip. The dispute erupted just over two weeks after Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza ended in a cease-fire. Abbas is looking to regain a foothold in Gaza, which suffered heavy losses during the fighting, and expects to play a leading role in internationally backed r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583867552014-09-07T21:34:01.657-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T21:34:01.657-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58386755@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:34:01 MDT Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp">Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583585572014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358557@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:10 MDT Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp">Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T22:23:03.188-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest land appropriation in 30 years. The Civil Administration, the Israeli military authority responsible for implementing government policy in the West Bank, said the decision was based on the “instruc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359988@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:23:03 MDT Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp">Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, co-chaired by the U.N. refugee agency and the Red Cross, underscores the complexities involved in an overall reconstruction program for the Gaza Strip, which some Palestinian officials have estimated could cost in excess of $6...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550472014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355047@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:14:05 MDT Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348724-68/hamas-gaza-israel-european.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348724-68/hamas-gaza-israel-european.html.csp">Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:10:50.984-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The European plan remains vague, and it is unclear whether Israel or the Palestinians will agree. But a European presence in Gaza could go a long way toward meeting two key demands: the Palestinians’ insistence on freer movement in and out of the territory, an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487242014-08-28T17:10:50.984-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:10:50.984-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348724@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:10:50 MDT