09.26.2016 | 23 Elul, 5776
Mashaal to step down as Hamas leader next year
US judge says Facebook has ‘moral obligation’ to contain terrorist rhetoric
Reservists group calls to cancel Physicians for Human Rights funding
Prisoner dies while exercising, sparking Palestinian hunger strike
Netanyahu: I didn’t compare Azaria’s parents to those of fallen soldiers
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Maccabi TA crushes Hapoel 5-0 in derby
Israeli-Arab mother shot dead in front of her children
Soldier at Hebron shooter trial: Terrorist may have exploded at any moment
Togo president: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa
Ambassador from Down Under shows over-the-top enthusiasm
State appeals Parole Board's early release of Rabbi Pinto from jail
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
TV pet peeves
Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout
The women coaches leading Israel's male baseball team to victory
Newcomer shatters Israeli marathon record in Berlin
‘Tipat Halav’ clinics are losing their pediatricians
October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Israeli drip irrigation giant says 'hola' to Costa Rica
Bee rhythms more affected by social interactions than sunlight
Fighting suicide with life
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Elkin: Israel should be part of Australian-led climate discussions
Work progressing at Israeli horticulture center in Rwanda
Back to Africa
The long-overdue good-bye
'Iran and Russia in danger of becoming war crimes accomplices'
Christian writer who 'insulted Islam' murdered in Jordan
Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
Yemen to protest Iranian weapon smuggling at UN Security Council
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Rivlin to meet with Jewish and world leaders in Ukraine
California governor signs anti-BDS bill into law
Bernie Sanders’ brother running for UK parliament
Former Chief Rabbi of France, Joseph Sitruk, passes away
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Algae – more important than we thought
Israeli startup, Mattel bringing Barbie from 'life in plastic' to digital Barbie world
Netanyahu sits with Clinton after Trump meeting
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After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution
Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
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Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Media 'warms up the gas chamber' for Republicans, Trump's son says
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
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Authorities in Syria have blocked users of the social network Web site Facebook as part of a crackdown on political activism on the Internet, Reuters reported Friday.
"Facebook helped further civil society in Syria and form civic groups outside government control. This is why it has been banned," women's rights advocate Dania al-Sharif told Reuters.
"They cut off communications between us and the outside world. We are used to this behavior from our government," said Mais al-Sharbaji, who set up a Facebook group for amateur Syrian photographers.
The Syrian government was silent following its decision, while over the past few months it has intensified a campaign against bloggers, virtual opinion forums and independent media sites.
According to Reuters, thousands of Syrians use Facebook to communicate with relatives and friends abroad. The social network also links groups with political and cultural interests. Syrians who have pages on the site include businessmen with links to the ruling class and pro-government commentators.
Head of the National Association for Human Rights, Ammar al-Qurabi, said little independent political content published by Syrians on the Internet is now tolerated.
"We have asked officials and they said Facebook could become a conduit for Israeli penetration of our youth, but the real reason for blocking the forum is because it provides for criticism of the authorities," Qurabi said.
There is now an 'Internet political crimes' ward at one prison. Internet cafes have been required to limit their communications services," said Qurabi.
According to the report, even Microsoft Hotmail is regularly blocked. There is no access to scores of newspapers on the Web, such as the Lebanese daily an-Nahar and al-Quds al-Arabi, which is published in London by veteran Palestinian journalist Abdel-Bari Atwan.
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