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  • ADL says Europe capitulated in Palestine UN vote

    November 30, 2012 | 9:31 am

    The Anti-Defamation League accused European countries of “capitulating to Arab intimidation” in voting to recognize Palestine as a non-member state at the United Nations.

    “They have acted without courage and capitulated to Arab intimidation and pressure,” ADL National Director...

  • Life in Southern Israel on hold during Gaza situation

    November 20, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Two weeks ago, Noami Cohen and Uzi Madar had a traditional engagement party for Jews from Arab countries called a “hina.” They dressed in colorful costumes, danced and partied with 120 of their friends. They were looking forward to their wedding and were expecting 500 guests.

    But...

  • Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of people protested in Egyptian cities on Friday against Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Egypt's president pledged to support the Palestinian enclave's population in the face of "blatant aggression."

    Western governments are watching Egypt's response to the Gaza...

  • Pogroms interrupted: The era of Jews fighting back

    By David Suissa

    November 16, 2012 | 10:10 am

    As I’ve been watching images of Hamas rockets falling on Israel, I’ve asked myself: If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they? And if Israel didn’t have a strong army, wouldn’t we surely witness another pogrom? 

    Since the destruction of the Second Temple...

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  • Protests over Gaza violence disrupt Israeli campuses

    November 16, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Arab and Jewish students at three Israeli universities faced off in campus demonstrations related to the latest outbreak of violence on the Gaza-Israel border.

    At Haifa University, dozens of Arab students held a vigil in memory of Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military commander who...

  • Arabs must use oil, political pressure, to help Gaza, Hezbollah says

    November 15, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah urged Arab states on Thursday to use all political means possible, including raising oil prices, to end Israeli air strikes on Gaza, suggesting this could be as effective as military attacks on the Jewish state.

    The leader of Lebanon's...

  • IDF drops warning leaflets over Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 15, 2012 | 9:34 am

    The IDF has dispersed warning leaflets above several locations in the Gaza Strip. This video is from Nov. 15, over Khan Yunis.

    The Arabic leaflet reads: "Important announcement for the residents of the Gaza Strip: For your own safety, take responsibility for yourselves and avoid...

  • Morsi removed Israel-friendly references from speech

    October 31, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi removed from his prepared speech to the United Nations two positive references to peace with Israel.

    Morsi's remarks, as prepared for delivery and distributed by the Egyptian mission to the United Nations on Sept. 26, included an endorsement of...

  • Netanyahu says strike on Iran would be good for Arabs

    October 30, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to convince Arab states that an Israeli military strike on Iran would benefit them, removing a potential threat and easing tensions across the Middle East.

    Netanyahu has made a number of veiled threats to attack Iran's...

  • Israeli debate of political party heads waiting for Bibi’s answer

    October 23, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    Leaders of Israel's major political parties accepted an invitation to an American-style debate, except for Likud leader and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The debate sponsored by the Citizens' Empowerment Center is scheduled for Jan. 1 at Tel Aviv University, according to the...

  • Israeli Arabs protest Oct. 2000 riots

    October 2, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Israeli Arabs marched in the northern Israeli community of Sakhnin to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of 13 Arab protesters in riots at the start of the second Palestinian intifada.

    The several thousand protesters marched Oct. 1, carrying Palestinian flags and signs...

  • Obama to address unrest over video, Iran at U.N., the White House said

    September 24, 2012 | 9:47 am

    President Barack Obama will address Muslim unrest related to an anti-Islamic video and underscore his commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon in his speech to the United Nations this week, the White House said on Monday.

    "I would expect the president to...

  • Arab nuclear ‘goodwill gesture’ fails to impress Israel, U.S.

    September 20, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Arab states said on Thursday they had decided as a "goodwill gesture" to refrain from targeting Israel with a resolution over its assumed nuclear arsenal at the U.N. atomic agency's annual assembly this week.

    Arab envoys said the move was in support of wider efforts to rid the...

  • Request by Arab-Israeli political, religious figures to block anti-Muslim movie denied

    September 20, 2012 | 10:08 am

    A Jerusalem court denied a request filed by Arab-Israeli lawmakers and mayors, as well as religious leaders, that would have required Google to remove an anti-Muslim movie from YouTube and block all Israeli access to it.

    The request to the Jerusalem District Court to issue an...

  • Is Iran a game changer?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    What follows is an excerpt adapted from Shmuel Rosner’s book “The Jewish Vote: Obama vs. Romney, A Jewish Voter’s Guide,” published by Jewish Journal Books and available through Amazon.com.

    Would President Barack Obama be willing to use all necessary means to stop Iran from...

  • Director of anti-Muslim movie that sparked attacks on U.S. facilities not Israeli

    September 12, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    The director of an anti-Islam film that helped sparked attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities is not Israeli as he claimed, a consultant to the film said.

    The Atlantic blogger Jeffrey Goldberg reported that a Steve Klein, a consultant to the controversial film, “Innocence of...

  • Compensate Jewish refugees from Arab countries, conference urges

    September 10, 2012 | 9:29 am

    Speakers at a conference on Middle Eastern and North African Jewish refugees called for legislative initiatives to support compensation for the refugees.

    The conference, which began Sunday night and ends Monday, took place in Jerusalem under the title “Justice for Jewish Refugees...

  • Report: Jewish youths attack Arab man in Jerusalem

    September 7, 2012 | 9:59 am

    Jewish youths reportedly assaulted an Arab man in Jerusalem in front of his Jewish friends.

    Israeli police said the attack happened Wednesday night in the city's Katamon neighborhood, The Jerusalem Post reported. The Arab, who is in his 20s, was walking with two Jewish friends...

  • Opinion: Jerusalem bullies need a dose of respect

    August 23, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Jerusalem’s Zion Square, located in the city center, where rallies mobilize, concerts convene, street fairs assemble and pedestrians abound, caught the attention of local media and became the topic of weekend table talk when it was learned that on Aug. 16, 17-year-old Jamal Julani,...

  • Abbas denies Jerusalem’s Jewish heritage

    August 22, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Jerusalem’s identity is Arab, and the city’s and Christian holy sites must be protected from Israeli threats, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said.

    Abbas also said that Israeli authorities want to build a Jewish Temple on the site of the al-Aksa mosque and Dome of the...

  • Five Jewish youth arrested in attack on Arab teen

    August 20, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Jamal Julani, 17, lies in his bed in Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem but doesn’t remember anything that happened around midnight four days before. He knows that he was beaten up by a group of Jewish youths and that he lost consciousness.

    Julani is a high school student from...

  • Jewish youth accused of attacking Arabs in Jerusalem

    August 17, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Police are investigating an attack on three Arab youth, believed to be perpetrated by dozens of Jewish youth, near Jerusalem’s Zion Square.

    The attack Thursday night is being described in the Israeli media as a “lynch situation” by eyewitnesses.

    “When one of the Arab...

  • Paraguayan Jewish soccer boss suspended for racial slurs against Arabs

    August 17, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Paraguay’s soccer association has suspended the Jewish president of a team for hurling racial slurs at a colleague of Arab descent.

    During a match last month, the president of Asuncion’s Olimpia soccer team, Marcelo Recanate, accosted Juan José Zapag, the president of a rival...

  • Foxman: Draft Israeli Arabs, haredim to defend their neighborhoods

    August 17, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Israel should consider drafting its Arab and Haredi population to defend their neighborhoods, according to a prominent American Jewish leader.

    Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Times of Israel that the proposal would undercut ideological arguments...

  • The Arab Spring springs surprises

    August 15, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    When a popular uprising started in Tunisia less than two years ago, it took the world by surprise. Not many observers had anticipated the outbreak, let alone the success, of popular uprisings in a region far better known for the longevity of its tyrants and despots.

    Contrary to what...

  • Israeli Arabs charged with smuggling explosives for Hezbollah

    August 8, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Israel has charged eight Israeli-Arab citizens were charged with smuggling explosives into the country for Hezbollah.

    The residents of Nazareth and Ghajar, which is located half in Israel and half in Lebanon, were charged Wednesday in Nazareth District Court with smuggling nearly 45...

  • Israeli teen to serve 8 years in prison for killing Arab

    July 12, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Israeli teen was sentenced to prison for killing an Arab man in Jerusalem.

    The killer, 17, was sentenced Thursday to eight years by the Jerusalem District Court as part of a plea bargain.

    In all, three teens were accused of attacking two Arab men in the city center in February...

  • Latin American Jewish, Arab leaders reiterate peace hopes

    July 12, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Representatives of Latin America’s Jewish communities at a summit with Arab community leaders reiterated the Diaspora’s commitment to peace in the Middle East.

    The summit was held Wednesday at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires.

    “In Latin America, Arabs and Jews coexist...

  • This past month in the Muslim world

    By Dennis Prager

    July 11, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    Some news items from the Islamic world in the past month:

    Nigeria:

    June 18 (CNN): “A militant Islamist group [Boko Haram, which means “Western culture is forbidden”] claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people dead...

  • Arab lawmaker: compulsory national service ‘an act of war’

    June 29, 2012 | 11:54 am

    Forcing Israeli Arabs to do mandatory national service, which is being debated in the Knesset, is “a declaration of war” an Arab Knesset member has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “We shall strongly resist. [Arab] youth will not obey mandatory national service,” Balad...

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