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France seeks U.N. Security Council resolution on mideast talks News Roundup
The New York Times

France seeks U.N. Security Council resolution on mideast talks

France signaled on Friday that it would press the Security Council to adopt a resolution soon to spur talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a step that the United States resisted last year. “If we want to have a two-state solution, and if we want to avoid a complete crash, we must go in the same direction,” the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, told reporters at the United Nations on Friday morning.

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History Museum pressured speakers panel to exclude Palestinian group, emails show News Roundup
St. Louis Today

History Museum pressured speakers panel to exclude Palestinian group, emails show

The Missouri History Museum canceled a speakers panel on activism because it included voices on Palestine, according to emails released by the St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace. Sourik Beltran originally proposed the event in February and titled it: “From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson: A Dialogue on Solidarity and Inter-Movement Collaboration.”

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Joint Arab List launches march on Jerusalem News Roundup
The Jerusalem Post

Joint Arab List launches march on Jerusalem

The Joint Arab list set out on its “Recognition March” on Thursday from Wadi al-Na’am, an unrecognized Beduin village in the Negev and are set to arrive at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The march is planned to last four days and pass through a number of unrecognized villages. It was estimated that just over 300 people were participating in the march as of Thursday afternoon.

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PHOTOS: Joint List marches for unrecognized Bedouin villages News Roundup
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PHOTOS: Joint List marches for unrecognized Bedouin villages

Dozens of members of the Joint List — including chairman Ayman Odeh, Dov Khenin and other future members of Knesset — marched alongside other Arab leaders Thursday on a four-day trip through the Negev/Naqab’s unrecognized Bedouin villages. They were joined by representatives of the Arab Higher Monitoring Committee and the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages. The march is set to end at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on Sunday.

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Where do Gaza’s lions sleep tonight? News Roundup
Ehab Zahriyeh & Nadia AbuShaban, Al Jazeera America

Where do Gaza’s lions sleep tonight?

Caring for animals in the Gaza Strip took a wild turn last month when the owner of Fat'hi Zoo in the beleaguered city of Rafah sold two lion cubs to a family — in a nearby refugee camp. The Jamal family, which named the cubs Bobbi and Max (female and male, respectively), is now the talk of the town, so to speak, in the crowded Al-Shabura refugee camp.

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2014 ‘devastating’ year for Palestinians, says UN humanitarian report News Roundup
UNited Nations News Centre

2014 ‘devastating’ year for Palestinians, says UN humanitarian report

Amid a surge in hostilities and an ongoing blockade, 2014 was a traumatic year for millions of people living in the occupied Palestinian territory, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today, as the Organization released its latest report on the situation on the ground.

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UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967 News Roundup
Yahoo! News

UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation. Meanwhile, rights group Amnesty International criticised the "flagrant disregard" by Palestinian armed groups for the lives of Israeli civilians, fingering the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip as a culprit.

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Palestinian teen dies of injuries a week after clashes with Israeli forces News Roundup
Ali Sawafta, Haaretz

Palestinian teen dies of injuries a week after clashes with Israeli forces

A Palestinian teenager died on Wednesday of a gunshot wound sustained a week ago during a confrontation with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, hospital officials said. The officials at Ramallah Hospital said Ali Safi, 17, had been shot through the chest. Witnesses said soldiers had responded to stone-throwing at a protest against a barrier going up between a Jewish settlement and a refugee camp near Ramallah.

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Clever app reveals a snapshot of your location—in the past News Roundup
Lexi Pandell, Wired

Clever app reveals a snapshot of your location—in the past

The makers of the augmented reality app Pivot want to create a time portal—on your phone. The app aims to bring glimpses of history to your smartphone screen, using images tied to wherever you happen to be. Users receive notifications when they’re near a “pivot” point; raising the phone brings up an image of that place as it appeared from that vantage point decades ago.

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