Jewish Journal

The Mofaz plan— Palestinian state now, ask questions later

By Uriel Heilman, JTA

November 23, 2009 | 1:23 pm

Shaul Mofaz, shown at a Knesset session in April 2009, says his proposal aims to change the atmosphere between Israel and the Palestinians, so the gaps on the final-status issues can be bridged. (Miriam Alster / FLASH90 / JTA)

Shaul Mofaz has a plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Mofaz, the Likud Party defense minister-turned-Kadima leader, says the... read full article

  • Israel in Hot Water over Racial Profiling in South Africa

    by Benjamin Joffe-Walt, The Media Line

    November 23, 2009 | 11:15 am

    As seen at TheMediaLine.org

    It all began with a soft-spoken South African aggrieved over the alleged non-payment of a bonus by his former employer, the...

  • More Israeli recruits seeking to join combat units


    November 22, 2009 | 1:25 pm

    The Gaza war has spurred more Israeli recruits to request service in combat units, the country’s army said.

    According to figures released Sunday by the...

  • Haredim return to protest Jerusalem Intel factory


    November 22, 2009 | 1:23 pm

    Fervently Orthodox demonstrators protested again at the Intel factory in Jerusalem for operating on Shabbat.

    Saturday’s protest, which drew up to 2,000...

  • Peres: Settlement building stops if Palestinians start negotiating


    November 22, 2009 | 1:05 pm

    Israel will stop building settlements once the Palestinians start negotiating, President Shimon Peres said.

    Peres and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak...

  • Gaza groups agree to stop rocket fire


    November 22, 2009 | 12:27 pm

    Under a Hamas-brokered deal, armed groups in Gaza have agreed to stop firing rockets at Israel.

    The deal completed Sunday under the auspices of Hamas’...

  • Anti-settlement evacuation sign found at base: “Kfir does not expel Jews”


    November 19, 2009 | 7:02 pm

    A sign objecting to the evacuation of West Bank settlements was found at an Israeli army base, a violation of army protocol.

    The sign, the third of its...

  • Boycott products made in settlements, Palestinians told


    November 19, 2009 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians have been asked to boycott large supermarket chains in the West Bank that sell fruit and vegetables grown in Israeli settlements.

    At the same time, the Palestinian Authority’s economic ministry announced that it will more aggressively enforce a law that criminalizes the sale of products from the settlements, Al Jazeera reported.

    Goods produced in the settlements have about a 15 percent share of the Palestinian market, Al Jazeera reported, citing the PA economic ministry.

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