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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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