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  • Islamist Hamas in Gaza set to execute child offender

    August 21, 2013 | 9:33 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Hani Abu Aliyan, 28, has been convicted of two separate murders in the Gaza Strip. In the first case, he was only 14-years old in 2000 when he allegedly sexually assaulted and killed another boy. In a separate incident, he...

  • Israeli Arabs protest in Tel Aviv over Egypt violence

    August 14, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    Dozens of Israeli Arabs protested in front of the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv following clashes in Egypt between government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

    At least 149 protesters affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood were killed and more...

  • U.S. senators urge Egypt dialogue, prisoner release

    August 6, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Two senior U.S. senators delivered a strong message on Tuesday to the Egyptian military, saying it should release political prisoners, start a national dialogue and return the Arab nation swiftly to democratic rule.

    Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain were sent to Cairo by...

  • Vigilance, not optimism, in engagement with Iran

    August 5, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Hassan Rohani was sworn in as Iran’s president on Sunday. In his inauguration speech, he alleged that his government would walk the path of “detente” with the world, but that the international community should engage with Iran through “dialogue” and “respect” instead of sanctions....

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  • In raging Middle East, Israel wins time with Palestinian peace talks

    July 31, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    Pressured by Washington, worried about its international standing and perturbed by Middle East turmoil, Israel had many reasons to return to peace talks with the Palestinians this week after a three year hiatus.

    On the surface, Israelis saw little reason to jump back into...

  • Israel convicts six Arab citizens in Jewish gunman’s killing

    July 29, 2013 | 10:54 am

    An Israeli court convicted six Arab citizens on Monday in connection with the mob killing in 2005 of a Jewish gunman after he went on a lethal shooting rampage on a bus in their town.

    While none of the men was found guilty of directly causing the death of Eden Nathan-Zaada, a...

  • Police fire tear gas in Cairo, U.S. envoy spurned by parties

    July 15, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

    Supporters of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected...

  • Kerry to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace with Arabs

    July 15, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss his effort to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks with Arab officials in Jordan on Wednesday, according to the State Department, which declined to comment on whether a resumption may be at hand.

    Kerry will leave Washington on...

  • Three L.A. teens win Tikkun Olam Awards

    July 10, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Seventeen-year-old Ellie Dubin brought a little magic to schools with little or no funding for the arts when she started the program Kesem Shel Shir.

    The name, which the group translates as “the magic of music,” connects schools in need with the arts and musical theater. Its...

  • In Egypt, a fragile peace

    By Uri Dromi

    July 10, 2013 | 10:42 am

    The recent turmoil in Egypt might push Israelis to believe that time is working in Israel’s favor. If in the past we used to react to any regional development with the old worry, “Is it good or bad for the Jews?” today it seems that when it comes to Israel’s standing and interests...

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

  • Egypt receives Arab billions, names prime minister

    July 9, 2013 | 10:45 am

    Egypt named an interim prime minister on Tuesday and rich Gulf states poured in $8 billion in aid, as the biggest Arab nation sought ways out of a crisis a day after troops killed dozens of Islamists.

    Interim head of state Adli Mansour announced a faster-than-expected timetable...

  • Ahmadinejad calls Holocaust denial major achievement of his presidency

    July 8, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during a farewell ceremony that publicizing his Holocaust denial was a major achievement of his presidency.

    “That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech Sunday, according to...

  • France’s soaring anti-Semitism lures Jewish Defense League vigilantes out of shadows

    June 25, 2013 | 2:18 pm

    With scooter helmets in hand, a man called Yohan and six buddies stroll around Paris’ 20th arrondissement. The seven look much like a typical group of French students — until they locate a group of Arab men they suspect of perpetrating an anti-Semitic attack the previous day.

    ...
  • As protests rock Turkey, Israel watches with ambivalence

    June 18, 2013 | 10:19 am

    As the budding protest movement in Turkey against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan struggles to gain a foothold, Israel is watching the developments with some measure of ambivalence.

    On the one hand, Erdogan has led Turkey away from a close alliance with Israel, using his...

  • Israel’s attorney general won’t prosecute amusement park for racial segregation

    June 17, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Israel’s attorney general will not bring criminal charges against an Israeli amusement park for segregating Jewish and Arab school groups, despite the fact that segregation is illegal.

    Yehuda Weinstein said in a decision issued Sunday that he decided not to prosecute Superland...

  • The Middle East: Where upheaval reigns

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2013 | 11:32 am

    In December 1973, shortly after the Arab-Israeli Yom Kippur War, Israel’s director of central intelligence submitted a report about the performance of the intelligence community before the war. The report acknowledged an “intelligence failure.” The problem wasn’t the collection of...

  • Mass Arab grave from 1948 war discovered in Jaffa

    June 6, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    A mass grave holding the remains of dozens of Arabs killed during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence was unearthed at a Muslim cemetery in Jaffa.

    The discovery of the mass grave — six underground rooms with the skeletons of adults and children — was made last week during...

  • The Six-Day War, still

    By Rob Eshman

    June 5, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    The Six-Day War began at 7:10 a.m. on June 5, 1967. By 10 a.m., it was clear Israel had already won.

    In the tense months before the war started, no one predicted such an astonishing victory.  Israel was a small nation surrounded by enemies who had twice the soldiers, twice the...

  • Israel slams amusement park over policy on Arab school visits

    May 30, 2013 | 10:22 am

    A furor over perceived racism in Israel broke out on Thursday after it emerged that a popular amusement park had a policy of hosting segregated outings for Jewish and Arab schools.

    The practice came to attention after an Arab secondary school teacher, in an interview with Israeli...

  • Industry is best bet for peace, Israeli billionaire says

    May 23, 2013 | 10:54 am

    On a new industrial park in Israel's largest Arab town, a software plant belonging to a multibillion-dollar U.S.-listed firm sits cheek-by-jowl with two small Arab-owned businesses: a metal factory and one producing tools for brain surgery.

    About 300 Jews and Arabs work in the...

  • Hawking and Mohammed

    By David Suissa

    May 13, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    There was so much Jewish outrage last week in the wake of professor Steven Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott against Israel, it’s hard to know where to start.

    The most dramatic expression of that outrage could be found in the many commentaries and Facebook posts...

  • Israeli Soldiers Stories- touring the States, spreading the truth

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 3, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    In recent years, Israel haters spread anti-Israeli propaganda  via social networks and during IAW, which is filled with false information and contains mainly lies about the IDF.

    Truth is, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have over 700,000 citizen soldiers and reservists, who are...

  • Egyptian captors release Israeli man

    March 27, 2013 | 11:08 am

    An Arab-Israeli man from Nazareth who was kidnapped by Bedouin in Egypt was released.

    Amir Omar Hassan arrived in Israel on Tuesday after being released by his captors. A Norwegian woman abducted at the same time also was released.

    Hassan, a student at Ben Gurion University,...

  • Obama tells Arab-American leaders trip will show commitment to statehood

    March 11, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    President Obama told Arab-American leaders that his trip to Israel and the Palestinian areas would demonstrate U.S. commitment to partnering with the Palestinian Authority to bring about a state.

    "The President noted that the trip is not dedicated to resolving a specific policy...

  • Arrests made in Jewish-on-Arab violence

    March 4, 2013 | 6:35 am

    Arrests have been made in two instances of Jewish-on-Arab violence.

    Four Jewish teens were arrested in Tiberias on Monday for their alleged role in an attack on an Arab street cleaner in Tel Aviv. The worker, who was cleaning the city's popular seaside promenade when the incident...

  • In SodaStream boycott push, Palestinians may be the victims

    February 7, 2013 | 10:11 am

    For proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, SodaStream would appear to be a straightforward target.

    The Israeli company, which sells a popular kitchen gadget that turns tap water into carbonated drinks, has a large factory in a West Bank settlement. When...

  • Weapons found in Arab-Israeli village’s elementary school

    February 5, 2013 | 10:59 am

    A cache of weapons was discovered hidden in an elementary school in an Arab-Israeli village in northern Israel.

    The weapons, including RPG anti-tank missiles, rockets, grenades and bullets, also were found in a kindergarten and a drainage ditch in Abu Sinan, according to reports.  Israel Police sappers destroyed the explosives.

    It is believed that the weapons were the property of local crime families. Some of the arms may have been stolen from a local army depot.

  • Why the Sunday Times of London’s cartoon IS anti-Semitic

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 30, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Gerald Scarfe the British cartoonist who published the sketch of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement, has denied that he is or ever was an anti-Semite. Scarfe said: "I am not, and never have been,...

  • Some reasons for Israel’s skepticism towards the Palestinian Authority

    By Arthur Cohn

    January 28, 2013 | 10:27 am

    The biased news coverage on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, is frightening. It is therefore of vital importance to mention in discussions about the Middle East all relevant facts, in order to give the audience a full and balanced picture. I would like to illustrate...

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