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  • Survey: Dutch favor Arab recognition of Israel as Jewish state

    November 19, 2013 | 11:17 am

    More than two-thirds of respondents to a survey in the Netherlands said Arab countries should recognize Israel as the Jewish state.

    Some 68 percent of 4,200 adults polled last month told the leading Dutch polling company Peil.nl they believed that Arab countries “should recognize...

  • Israeli-Iranian DJ group spins for peace in Berlin

    November 18, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    It’s 4 a.m. at the famous Kater Holzig club and hundreds of beautiful young people are going crazy on the dance floor to the sound of heavy electronic beats.

    To the casual clubber, it’s just another ordinary night out in Europe’s hottest city. But this gathering is far from...

  • Egypt ranks last in Arab world’s women’s rights

    November 12, 2013 | 10:54 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Just about every woman in Egypt has experienced some form of sexual harassment. The country also has high rates of violence and genital mutilation, according to a new study on women in the Arab world by the Thomson-Reuters...

  • Is a common fear of Iran driving Israel and Saudi Arabia together?

    October 21, 2013 | 12:52 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping the enemy of one’s enemy truly does become a friend.

    In recent years, Netanyahu has said the enmity for Iran shared by Israel and the Arab states could become a spur to regional reconciliation. Last week, in a speech to...

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  • A deal with Iran can strengthen U.S.-Israel relationship

    October 16, 2013 | 10:35 am

    The beginning of talks with Iran this week in Geneva follow dramatic developments at the United Nations General Assembly last month that culminated in a phone call between President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani. But the new atmosphere of at least minimal dialogue has...

  • West lobbies U.N. nuclear meeting to reject Arab push on Israel

    September 17, 2013 | 5:16 pm

    The United States said on Tuesday an Arab push to single out Israel for criticism over its assumed nuclear arsenal would hurt diplomatic efforts to ban weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

    Frustrated over the postponement of an international conference on ridding the...

  • Muslims, stop blaming Israel

    September 11, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    Whenever calamities befall Muslim-majority nations, there is always a country to blame: Israel. Is there a revolution against a tyrant? Zionists are responsible. Who else could be at fault if there is a clash between Sunni and Shia groups? The Jews. Did a bomb explode on the other...

  • New IOC chief should quit group that aids Israel boycott, AJC says

    September 10, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain anything from Israel.

    Thomas Bach, a German who was elected Tuesday at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, is...

  • Arabs on Temple Mount arrested after throwing rocks at Jews there

    September 4, 2013 | 11:45 am

    At least seven Arab worshipers on the Temple Mount were arrested following clashes that included throwing rocks at Jewish visitors to the holy site.

    Israeli police made the arrests on Wednesday morning following reports of masked men throwing rocks at Jews visiting the site in...

  • 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....

  • 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...

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