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  • Israeli president criticizes divisive Jewish nation-state bill

    November 26, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    Israel's president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter to its founding fathers' vision of equality for Arab citizens.

    The bill comes at a time of high...

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    November 19, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Beit Shemesh residents protest for more police presence

    November 19, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Approximately fifty Beit Shemesh residents came out early Wednesday morning, the day after the terrorist massacre in the shul in Har Nof, to protest the lack of police presence at the Resido building intersection, where Arabs routinely wait to be picked up for day labor jobs.

    The...

  • Murder of Arab Silwan resident may be related to sale of building to Jews

    October 10, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    An Arab resident of Silwan in eastern Jerusalem was stabbed to death in what could be retaliation for selling an apartment building to Jews.

    Other reports say the early Friday morning murder by a family member was the result of a family feud.

    Neighbors who witnessed the fight...

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  • After Gaza conflict, Israel’s Arab minority fears rising discrimination

    September 4, 2014 | 11:56 am

    Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.

    He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. Soon afterward, he received a call from the police, who came to his dormitory...
  • What a dying business in Sderot looks like, even during cease-fire

    By Jared Sichel

    August 15, 2014 | 7:24 am

    In a narrow alleyway just next to Begin Square in the center of this Israeli city, shops, cafes and bakeries are so tightly packed together that with every few steps brings a new business.

    These merchants have, for years, been accustomed to the inhospitable reality of life in...

  • How many more cycles of war for Israel and Gaza?

    July 30, 2014 | 12:27 pm

    There is a constituency of Jews out there who find themselves reduced to silence when contemplating the current conflict in Israel and Gaza. It is not just the fear of stepping out of line from the organized community’s lock-step support for the government of Israel. It is that the...

  • Arabs menace Jewish group on Temple Mount

    June 26, 2014 | 10:08 am

    Hundreds of Arabs chanting anti-Jewish epithets surrounded a group of Jews who ascended the Temple Mount.

    Many of the Arabs also held up three fingers, a triumphant sign of the three kidnapped Israeli teens, during Wednesday’s incident.

    Muslim children at a summer camp accosted...

  • A split nation - united with hope for the boys to return home

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 20, 2014 | 8:33 am

    During the past week, a feeling of unity has spread amid our divided nation. The abduction of Naftali, Eyal and Gil-Ad last Thursday shared us all with a wish of heart for their return. In the past week, all splits in the Israeli society were sewn back together.


    During the past...

  • Is it the time to stop looking back and start looking forward?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 31, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    A few weeks ago, I sat in on a deep conversation with Mahmod, a friend of mine from school, and an Arab who lives in Israel. We talked about the current situation between Jews, Arabs and Palestinians in Israel and exchanged opinions about possible solutions.  Up until then, Mahmod...

  • 2 museums trace Israel’s peace process

    April 10, 2013 | 8:31 am

    Which experiences led former prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin — once considered hawks — to attempt to make peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors?

    That question is at the heart of the two thought-provoking museums dedicated to their legacies.

    Located in Jerusalem,...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 8, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Stephen Hawking to visit Israel

    The praised British astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking (71), will arrive in Israel this coming June to take part in the 5th Israeli Presidential Conference 'Facing Tomorrow.' The last time the author of A Briefer History of Time visited Israel was in...

  • Abbas wants peace talks with Israel this year

    March 14, 2013 | 6:49 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he hoped peace talks with Israel would restart this year although the chances of a resumption seemed slim.

    Abbas made his comments during a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Russia...

  • Opinion: Jews, Arabs, dolphins

    By David Suissa

    January 18, 2012 | 12:46 pm

    Negative stereotypes can be numbing. One that has dulled our senses for years is that Jews and Arabs can’t get along. Many of us simply take it for granted. Read haaretz.com regularly, and you might even conclude that Israel’s Arab population is living miserably under an...

  • Palestinians plan “other options” if U.N. bid fails

    October 20, 2011 | 9:30 am

    Palestinians want the Security Council to decide on their bid for full U.N. membership soon so they can pursue “other options”, the Palestinian U.N. envoy said, repeating charges that Washington is procrastinating to avoid a vote.

    Riyad Mansour, in comments to a Palestinian...

  • What lesson is Washington giving its Arab allies?

    By Uri Dromi

    February 16, 2011 | 9:28 am

    If I were a fly on the wall in the Sharm al-Sheikh refuge of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, I would probably hear him saying some harsh words. Surely he must feel bitter over the way he was ousted by his own people. However, if I were able to eavesdrop on him calling...

  • Jewish teens arrested for attacks on Arabs

    December 21, 2010 | 10:33 am

    Israeli police have arrested nine Jewish teens suspected in a series of attacks on Arabs.

    The seven minors, including a 14-year-old girl, and two young men have been arrested over the last two weeks, police announced Tuesday after a gag order on the case was lifted.

    The Jewish...

  • Body of American tourist, allegedly killed by Arabs, found near Jerusalem

    December 19, 2010 | 8:42 pm

    The body of an American tourist was found near Jerusalem a day after she was attacked and kidnapped, allegedly by Arab assailants.

    Christine Logan’s body was identified Sunday morning by Jerusalem police. Her hometown in the United States has not yet been reported.

    Logan and a...

  • Cables show shared Israeli, Arab concerns about Iran

    December 1, 2010 | 10:29 am

    A peek behind the scenes offered by the WikiLeaks cables published this week offer hints into U.S. and regional priorities. The two issues cropping up most often in the Middle East are Iran and Israeli-Arab peace. The cables also offer choice insights into how Americans interact with...

  • Poll: More than half of Jewish Israelis want Arabs to leave

    November 30, 2010 | 11:27 am

    Some 53 percent of Israel’s Jewish population believes that the state can encourage Arabs to leave the country, a new poll found.

    The Israel Democracy Institute’s 2010 poll released Tuesday also found that 86 percent of the Jewish public, constituting 76 percent of the total public,...

  • David Myers v. Gary Ratner

    By Rob Eshman

    September 1, 2009 | 5:17 pm

    First Prof. David Myers at UCLA wrote an Op-Ed piece for The Jewish Journal decrying the treatment of a Palestinian family he encountered in East Jerusalem:

    And yet, the thrilling sense I had on Mount Scopus’ heights was quickly dissipated after traveling a few miles down the hill...

  • VIDEO: Christian Arabs celebrate Christmas in Nazareth, Israel

    By The Web Guy

    December 23, 2008 | 7:17 pm


    Cool video includes ‘Winter Wonderland’ in Arabic! 

    And yet, in U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Christians can’t worship openly.

  • Shoe-hurling in the Arab world

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 15, 2008 | 8:53 pm

    When I was in Israel in August 2007, I traveled with a group of journalists to an Arab Israeli town in the upper Galilee. The purpose was to see how money from the United Jewish Communities was improving life in poor Arab towns. When I slipped out of the community center, I didn’t...

  • Akko riots expose Israel’s Arab-Jewish tinderbox

    By Leslie Susser

    October 13, 2008 | 2:45 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—The rioting in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Akko, which erupted after an Arab man drove through a Jewish neighborhood on Yom Kippur, shows just how combustible Arab-Jewish relations in Israel are.

    Yet after four successive nights of clashes, in which rampaging...

  • Clash of ‘right and right’ festers in Jordan Valley

    September 25, 2008 | 12:29 am

    A tragedy, as defined by Amos Oz, one of the Israel's most outspoken advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is "a clash between right and right." In the northernmost corner of the West Bank, Oz's maxim holds true; it is a place where wronged are...
  • Palestinian awareness week at UC Irvine

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 15, 2008 | 11:46 pm

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    I returned to UC Irvine today for the final day of Palestinian awareness week. Amir Abdel Malik Ali, who, days after the terror attack on a Jerusalem yeshiva, stood in front of the Israeli consulate in L.A. and called Zionists the new Nazis, delivered a lunchtime tirade about...

  • Post-Zionism in a diaspora world

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    What does it mean to be a Jew in a Post-Zionist world?

    For centuries, for Jews, the notion of living free in Zion was a dream. In Theodor Herzl's famous essay, "The Jewish State," the journalist and playwright transformed the dream of living in a Jewish state into a goal.

    "Next year...

  • How to answer the most common anti-Israel charges

    By John L. Rosove

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Some charges criticizing Israel are distortions and slanted, based on faulty information and half-truths, animus, and even classic anti-Semitism. However, the situation and history are complex, and unfortunately, Israel is not perfect.

    Here are some answers in a nutshell:

    The...

  • Remembering the ‘nakba’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 5, 2008 | 3:52 pm

    Mondoweiss has been fascinated lately with the term “nakba,” an Arabic word that means “catastrophe” and refers to the creation of Israel, including its appearance in mainstream American journalism like The New Yorker and New York Times. This got me wondering: How often has this term...

  • The other refugees

    By David Suissa

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm



    Is there a more loaded word in the Arab-Israeli conflict than "refugee"? Is there anything more visceral or emotional than the sight of millions of Palestinians living in miserable refugee camps for three generations?

    If any one thing has symbolized the Palestinian cause and put...

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