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An Israeli human rights group is appealing a judgement upholding the policy that allows Christians —but not Muslims—to exit the Gaza Strip for worship at Jerusalem's holy sites.

Jello Biafra, legendary lead singer of the Dead Kennadys, has finally agreed to cancel a scheduled gig in Tel Aviv, making the announcement in a slightly petulant face-saving statement.

An unauthorized Slavic Gay Pride march in St. Petersburg, Russia, lasted just four minutes —first violently attacked by hooded neo-Nazis and then dispersed by the police. 

Activists preparing the new aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip charge that Israel sabotaged one of their boats at the Greek port of Piraeus—and denied  Israeli reports that they intend to kill soldiers, using chemical weapons. 

After the State Department issued a warning that those running the Gaza blockade may face "injury and death," six Congress members sent a letter to Hillary Clinton "to ensure the safety of the US citizens" on the new aid flotilla.

A new Israeli proposal that would forcibly transfer more than 40,000 Bedouin citizens into government-planned townships in the Negev desert has raised the ire of Bedouin communities and their supporters, Electronic Intifada reports.

A group of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and the United States have written an open letter to Cynthia McKinney expressing their "severe disappointment" at her support for Moammar Qaddafi.