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  • 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...

  • Report: Bulgaria lacks proof of Hezbollah involvement in terrorist attack

    January 18, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Bulgaria says there is no evidence that Hezbollah was behind an attack on Israelis last year.

    According to the report Thursday on 24chasa.bg, Bulgarian authorities have identified an Arab with links to al-Qaida as a suspected accomplice in the bombing at the Black Sea resort of...

  • P.A.’s Fayyad calls on Arab countries to honor pledges

    January 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called on Arab countries to pay their aid pledges, in order to prevent the end of the PA.

    Fayyad made the call during a meeting Sunday with Arab League members in Cairo, The Associated Press reported.

    Arab countries pledged $100...

  • Egypt’s contentious Islamist constitution becomes law

    December 26, 2012 | 9:19 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi signed into law a new constitution shaped by his Islamist allies, a bitterly contested document which he insists will help end political turmoil and allow him to focus on fixing the economy.

    Anxiety about a deepening political and economic crisis...

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  • E. Jerusalem Arabs arrested for attacking Jewish man

    December 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Three Arab teenagers from eastern Jerusalem were arrested on suspicion that they attacked a haredi Orthodox Jewish man.

    The teens, all 16, told police after they were arrested Thursday that they attacked the Jewish man because they had been attacked previously by Jews, according to Israel Radio.

    They are accused of injuring the 20-year-old man on Wednesday evening as he walked through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Two-state attrition

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    There are three subjects that Jews in my social circle never tire of: food, movies and the two-state solution.

    Consider me officially tired of the third.

    I began promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict long before it was popular. In 1986, when I...

  • Clashes erupt in Egypt despite proposal to end crisis

    December 5, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation.

    Stones and petrol bombs flew between opposition protesters...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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