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Israeli border police officers physically assaulted several members of the international press, as they attempted to cover clashes between Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli forces at Beit El, near Ramallah.
FPA press event with Fatah Central Committee member and the head of PECDAR Mohammed Shtayyieh has been postponed.
The FPA deplores the violation of press privileges by unauthorised persons and imposters.
Border Police push TV cameraman and proceed to kick him in the face and head as he lies on the ground protecting his camera.
The FPA issues a statement and travel warning
Job vacancy BBC News Ramallah. For details see Bulletin Board "Services"
The FPA strongly protests unprovoked IDF attack on photojournalists near Nablus yesterday
The FPA sharply denounces Border Police harassment of journalists covering the disturbances at the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.
The FPA wishes friends, members and colleagues a very happy and peaceful New Year.
The FPA protests a foreign ministry video ridiculing foreign media reporting on Gaza last summer.
FPA members win awards and citations for reporting on last year's war in Gaza
CPJ report "Attacks on the Press" released today
The FPA condemns in the strongest terms the abusive behavior of Israeli security forces toward photographers covering the weekly protest in Nebi Salah last Friday
Veteran FPA member Heidi Levine wins prestigious photojournalism award
The FPA responds to FM accusations of aiding terrorism.
The FPA strongly protests against recent incidents of Border Police deliberately obstructing journalists in the field, firing stun grenades and firing rubber bullets at journalists.
The repeated assaults by IDF forces on camera crews out on assignment covering protests in Hebron is totally unacceptable.
The FPA protests Hamas attempts to actively intervene or direct reporting by visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.

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Prime Minister’s Office:
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Media Section:

Foreign Press Spokesman: Mark Regev 02-6705354, 0506 203264
Fax: 02-6705394  markr@pmo.gov.il

Senior Foreign Press Coordinator:David Baker 050-6205061

Ministry of Defense Communications 03 6975750

Head of International Media Department:

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Assistant:  Sarith Tolila  0506 298106      


Ministry for Foreign Affairs:

Press Section: 02 5303343, Fax 02-53033408
Spokesman: Emmanuel Nahshon 0506 203994

Deputy Spokespersons International Media:

Paul Hirschson  0506 203096

Alon Malchior   0506 203004

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Arabic media: 02 5303201
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Press Section Administration  Ziippora Eliahu 02-5303343, Fax: 02-5303408 

Visiting Media Delegations 02-5303336

Government Press Office:  GPO
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Asia, Latin America, Africa, Economic affairs: Ron Paz 02 5007517 ronp@press.pmo.gov.il

North America,UK, Australia: Efraim Roseman 02-5007512, 0506 205442  efraimr@press.pmo.gov.il

GPO News Andy Luterman 02-5007524, 0506 205432     

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Israel Police Headquarters:
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Israel Hayom 




President’s Office Ramallah

President Mahmoud Abbas: 02-2959928/81370,Fax 02-2963179
Assistant Intisar: 059-9657234

Chief of Staff: Dr. Hussein Al-Araj
02 –2959928 ext. 248
Spokesperson: Nabeel Abu Rudaynah 02-2959928 ext. 105

Chief of Presidential Protocol, Hussein Hussein: 02 2950770 0599696204 Fax: 022969740

President’s Press Office,

Mohammed Odwan 0599764488


Prime Minister and Minister of Finance: Tel: 02 2968989, Fax: 2950981
Director General of PM’s Office:
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Cabinet Secretary 02 2950979
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Political Adviser: Jamal Zakout 0599 408500

Government Media Center:
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Foreign Affairs:
Minister Dr. Riyad Almalki 059 8675675
Director of Media Unit Hassan Balawi, 0595 404777


Head of PLO Negotiations, Dr. Sa’eb Erekat: 02-2963743, 0599 919299

Communications Department International Media:
Xavier Abu Eid 0598 950300

PLO Culture & Information: Hanan Ashrawi, 02 5851842


PLO Jerusalem Affairs: Ahmad Qrei’a 0599 642666
Tel: 02 2790666, 02 24240521

PLC Secretary General: Ibrahim Khreisha 0599 566317


Palestinian Broadcasting Corp.Director Riad al Hassan 0599 605522
Tel: 02 2959891

PR Director, Palestine Media Center,
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WAFA, Pal. News Agency, Riyad Al-Hassan 0599 605522
Chief Editor Ali Hussein 0599 403213

Islamic Affairs:
Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein,0505748584
Tel: 02-6260042 Fax: 6262495

Islamic WAQF: 02 6281222


Prime Minister’s Office media.pm@gov.ps

Taher al-Nono, Spokesman 0599 401337

Interior Ministry, Director of Media Department: Ihab Al-Ghussien
pr@moi.gov.ps info@moi.gov.ps

Minister of Telecommunications: Dr. Yousef Al Mansi 08 2829400, 08-2828065, Fax: 08-2889704





Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel 04-9501610
LAW: Tel: 02-5833430, Fax: 02-5833317
Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights: info@mezan.org
B’Tselem, Sarit Michaeli:050-5387230 saritm@btselem.org
Musaawa – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession 02 2424870
PHRMG, (Human Rights Monitoring Grp.)Bassem Eid, Mobile: 0544258594, Mobile: 0599852023

Physicians for Human Rights: Tel: 03-6873718, Fax: 03-6873029
Palestinian Center for Human Rights Gaza



Ariel University: Naama Cohen Yehezkeli, Spokesperson naamacy@ariel.ac.il, +972-54-323-1665
Bar-Ilan University, Spokesman's Office, Elana Oberlander, +972-3-531-7395
Tel Aviv University
Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Prof. Asher Sussar: 03-6409100
Institute for National Security Studies: Director, Amos Yadlin, 03-6400401 03 5765733
Ben Gurion University
University of Haifa, Communications Dept. Polina Petruhin + 972-4-8288722 | +972-54-3933092
Hebrew University Jerusalem
H.U. Foreign Press Liaison 02-5882904/11
Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlia
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Global Research in International Affairs, Tel:09-9602736l.

Al-Quds University, 02 6287517
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Israel Peace Initiative
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Givat Haviva Center for Peace
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Israel-Asia Center
Israel Resource News Agency, 02-6236368,
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies JIMS, 02-5611689
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MEMRI, MEMRI TV The Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington: (202)9559070
MIFTAH: Tel: 02-5851842,
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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, 02-6282323
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Delegation of the European Union 03 6000906

UNICEF, 074-7034449
UNRWA, 059-9428008,
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International Press Institute: ipi@freemedia.at
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