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  • Israeli Arab List chairman: We want to be part of the process

    3 days ago

    It is nearly 9 pm in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament; its cafeteria abuzz and Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List – the block of four Arab parties – is preparing to enjoy a much needed bowl of hot soup. He’s surrounded by a diverse cast of fellow parliamentarians including...

  • Blitzer asks Sanders if being Jewish complicates relationship with Muslim world

    1 week ago

    CNN host Wolf Blitzer suggested on Wednesday that Bernie Sanders becoming the first elected Jewish president may complicate the U.S. relationship with Muslim and Arab leaders in the world. 

    “You, of course, are Jewish. Do you think that potentially could be a problem, working...

  • The Cologne rapes and our culture of denial

    By Dennis Prager

    3 weeks ago

    On New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, more than 400 German women were sexually attacked and at least three raped by gangs of male immigrants, most of them from Arab countries.

    There are two truths that need to be confronted. But because we live in the Age of Denial of Unpleasant...

  • Paris attacker shouting ‘God is great’ in Arabic shot and killed

    January 7, 2016 | 10:23 am

    One year after a wave of attacks by Islamists killed 17 in Paris, including four at a kosher supermarket, police in the French capital shot and killed a knife-wielding man shouting “God is great” in Arabic.

    Police opened fire on the man, who tried to enter a northern Paris police...

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  • One father loves Israel, the other hates it. Guess which one is Arab?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    January 5, 2016 | 5:14 pm

    I was struck by the contrasting reactions of the fathers of two accused terrorists, both Israelis. One son shot up a Tel Aviv pub, murdering two and wounding seven, while the other firebombed a house killing an infant boy and his parents and severely injuring his 4-year-old...

  • Report: Israel asks PA for help in capturing Tel Aviv shooter

    January 4, 2016 | 11:43 am

    Israel reportedly has turned to the Palestinian Authority for help in capturing the Arab-Israeli gunman who allegedly shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, and later killed a cab driver.

    Israeli officials, who suspect that Nashat Melhem, 31, of Arara, a village in Wadi...

  • Israel says Arab who served in its army joined Islamic State

    December 14, 2015 | 9:14 am

    An Israeli army veteran from the country's Arab minority has joined Islamic State insurgents in Syria, an Israeli security official said on Sunday, confirming a local media report.

    Israel says dozens of Muslim Arab citizens have illegally traveled to Islamic State's Syrian or...

  • Egypt frees Israeli held for spying in prisoner swap

    December 10, 2015 | 11:05 am

    Egypt has freed an Israeli-Arab held in its jails for 15 years on espionage charges in exchange for the release of two Egyptians held in Israel, Egyptian and Israeli officials said on Thursday.

    Uda Tarrabin, originally from a tribe in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, on the border...

  • A plea for Syrian refugees: ‘never again’

    November 24, 2015 | 7:09 pm

    Having spent a career helping women and civil society activists in the most challenging places on Earth, we thought we had seen the worst man could do. Helping society rebound in the killing fields in Cambodia; documenting Saddam’s genocide in northern Iraq; helping resolve...

  • This is not my America. Is it yours?

    November 20, 2015 | 3:21 pm

    Two scary tweets fell into my feed yesterday. In the first, Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn mom and activist shared, “When ur kids sends u a text w/ a link to a mayor invoking Japanese internment camps. ‘You think they would do that?’ OMG. My heart.”
 
In a reply, Suroor Raziuddin, a...

  • Heads of the Hydra

    November 16, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    This time it’s Paris. It was already Paris earlier this year. It was also Madrid, London, New York and suburban Washington D.C., and it was the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999, and the infamous Moscow theater disaster in 2002. In each case, terrible...

  • Hebron and the potential for Israeli-Arab coexistence

    November 11, 2015 | 4:30 pm

    I am currently in Israel with my wife, and a friend of ours who lives here called to ask if we would like to join the thousands of pilgrims who visit Hebron for Shabbat Chayei Sarah. It is not strictly an “anniversary” weekend, but seeing as this parsha (Torah portion) describes...

  • Jordanian sheik clarifies: It’s ‘mandatory’ to kill Jews

    November 4, 2015 | 9:54 am

    A Jordanian sheik who said it is forbidden to kill Jews except in a time of war clarified his statements, saying that jihad against the Jews is a “mandatory duty.”

    In a video distributed Tuesday, Ali Al-Halabi said the Jews should be killed, but the Palestinians and the Arab...

  • Israel says citizen, likely Arab, used paraglider to enter Syria

    October 26, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    Israel said on Sunday that one of its citizens, probably a member of the country's Muslim Arab minority, had illegally flown to rebellion-wracked Syria by using a paraglider to cross the Golan Heights frontier.

    Israeli media gave the man's age as 23 and quoted investigators as...

  • Terror in Jerusalem: The merry-go-round

    October 19, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    It was in the middle of Sukkot, that loveliest of holidays in Israel, set aside for family time, when even the most devout and serious yeshiva men can be seen with their entire families visiting the zoo or traipsing through nature trails in Galilee. We had woken up that Friday...

  • Viral video puts Israelis and Palestinians at sharp odds

    October 15, 2015 | 9:47 am

    To Palestinians, the video shows a 13-year-old boy being left to die in the street as Israelis shout abuse at him. To Israelis, it shows a teenage knife attacker bleeding as police keep angry locals back and wait for an ambulance.

    The two minutes of amateur footage has become one...

  • Israel under the knife

    By David Suissa

    October 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    “The streets are empty, even the main pedestrian walkways are empty,” my friend Selwyn Gerber told me on the phone from Jerusalem. Gerber, who lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent visitor to Israel, said he’s “never seen Jerusalem like this.” Evidently, the fear of being stabbed...

  • Smartphones lend new dynamic to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    October 12, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Surrounded by Israeli police, Israa Abed holds a knife in one hand and a cellphone in the other before shots ring out and she falls to the ground.

    The incident, filmed by passersby on their smartphones, has been viewed thousands of times since it was posted online last Friday,...

  • Jewish youth stabs 4 Arabs in southern Israel

    October 9, 2015 | 10:26 am

    An Israeli Jew stabbed four Arabs in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian terrorism.

    The stabbing victims in the southern Israeli town of Dimona were brought in Friday morning for treatment at Soroka Medical Center in nearby Beersheba. Two of the victims sustained minor...

  • UN nuclear watchdog rejects plan on monitoring of Israeli sites

    September 17, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Assembly rejected a proposal to require the monitoring of Israel’s nuclear sites.

    Titled “Israeli nuclear capabilities,” the resolution was defeated Thursday in Vienna by a vote of 61-43. Egypt submitted the proposal to the United...

  • Retaliating for rockets, Israel fires into Syria

    August 20, 2015 | 2:01 pm

    Israel fired on Syrian territory in retaliation for rockets fired from there into northern Israel earlier in the day.

    Arab media has reported a number of casualties, including fatalities, from the Israeli bombardment Thursday, which came in response to four rockets that exploded...

  • What it’s like to be an Iranian Jew

    By Gina Nahai

    August 12, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Time was, you could claim to be a patriotic Iranian, a supporter of Israel and a lover of the United States all at once and be believed by most Iranians. You could say you were all three things without pretense or contradiction, or the need to rank your loyalties in order of...

  • The long history of Jewish violence in Israel

    By David N. Myers

    August 5, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Last week’s terrible killing of 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha in Duma, together with the horrific violence at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, left many Jews stunned, repulsed and demoralized. We have inculcated in ourselves — and projected to our children — the belief that whereas...

  • Israeli brothers jailed for Jewish-Arab school arson

    July 22, 2015 | 8:59 am

    An Israeli court jailed two brothers from a far-right Jewish group on Wednesday for an arson attack on a Jerusalem school that had been a rare symbol of co-existence in the riven city.

    Shlomo and Nahman Twito were sentenced to 2 years and 2 and 1/2 years in prison respectively...

  • Four teachers among six Israeli-Arabs charged for promoting Islamic State

    July 6, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Israel's Shin Bet undercover internal security agency and police said on Monday they had arrested and charged six Arab citizens, including four school teachers, with supporting and spreading the ideology of Islamic State.

    The six, residents of the Bedouin Negev desert town of...

  • Israeli-Arab drag queen finds refuge in Tel Aviv

    June 15, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Marching through a Tel Aviv bar in a tight purple bodice and skirt, pink lipstick glittering, eyelashes fluttering, Karam Dadu certainly turns heads. What those watching may not realize is that Dadu is a transvestite homosexual Israeli Arab.

    Banished by his family in northern...

  • Who won the Six-Day War?

    June 4, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Forty-eight years ago, on June 5, 1967, I sat in a malben, a home for the elderly, on the border of Jerusalem, at 106 Chevron St. in Talpiot. How did I get there? After graduating college, I went to Israel to study in a yeshiva before entering rabbinical school. We studied Talmud...

  • Causes for growing poverty in East Jerusalem debated

    May 18, 2015 | 10:22 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    During the past nine years, the number of Arab residents of east Jerusalem living below the poverty line has increased to the point where three-quarters of the population is living with insufficient means according to claims...

  • For Netanyahu and Obama, mistrust is personal — and cynical

    May 12, 2015 | 10:25 am

    Obama administration officials have long contended that the friction between the U.S. president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not personal and that American support for Israel remains as robust as ever — and arguably even more robust by some metrics.

    But a year...

  • Netanyahu tells Israel’s Arabs he ‘regrets’ election-day rallying call

    March 23, 2015 | 5:34 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel's Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.

    In a video clip posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu told representatives of Israel's Arab...

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