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  • Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina

    6 days ago

    An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in...

  • Pope, Peres discuss ‘U.N. of religions’ at Vatican meeting

    By tessc

    3 weeks ago

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and proposed a “U.N. of religions” to fight terrorism.

    The Vatican said the pope and Peres held a “long” and “very cordial” discussion on Thursday.

    During the 45-minute meeting, Peres described his idea...

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

    3 weeks ago

    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...
  • Swiss Jewish leader denies leaking pro-Gaza mayor’s nude selfies

    3 weeks ago

    The president of a Swiss Jewish community denied accusations that he helped leak nude photos of a pro-Palestinian mayor who had sent them to a younger woman.

    Josef Bollag, who heads the Baden-Baden Jewish community, issued the denial last week in an Op-Ed that he wrote amid the...

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  • Obama administration calls on Israel to reverse land appropriation

    3 weeks ago

    The Obama administration formally called on Israel to reverse its appropriation of West Bank land for settlement building, saying it was counterproductive to peace efforts.

    “We are deeply concerned about the declaration of a large area as ‘state land’ to be used for expanded...

  • Palestinian driver killed attempting to run West Bank checkpoint

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian driver was killed as he tried to run over Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint.

    Another Palestinian in the minivan and an Israeli civilian also were injured in the Tuesday afternoon incident.

    The driver was seriously wounded when an Israeli soldier opened...

  • Lady Gaga pre-Tel Aviv concert ‘Shalom’ video irks some Arab fans

    3 weeks ago

    Lady Gaga apparently riled some Arab fans with a short video in advance of her Tel Aviv performance featuring a “Shalom” greeting.

    “Shalom, Israel,” the American pop star says in the 10-second video. “I’m so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv.”

    The performer’s manager ...

  • Dutch hotelier cancels Israeli family’s reservation over Gaza

    By tessc

    August 8, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    A Dutch hotelier apologized for canceling the reservation of an Israeli family over Israel’s actions in Gaza.

    Mart Muis, who last week canceled the reservation of the Natzitz family from Kiryat Ono, Israel, at his bed & breakfast in Waterland, near Amsterdam, said he had “a...

  • Canada’s Green Party president quits after defending Israel

    August 8, 2014 | 10:34 am

    The president of Canada’s Green Party resigned his post a week after expressing pro-Israel views.
     
    Paul Estrin stirred controversy last week when he posted a blog entry defending Israel on the party’s website. On Tuesday night, Estrin announced his resignation after the party...
  • Alleged leader of cell that killed three Israeli teens arrested

    August 5, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    The West Bank man believed to be the leader of the cell that kidnapped and killed three Jewish teens was arrested.

    A gag order on reporting the arrest more than three weeks ago of Hussam Kawasme was lifted Tuesday evening, according to Israeli media.

    Kawasme, of Hebron, was...

  • Soldier shooting at eastern Jerusalem bus stop seen as terror attack

    August 4, 2014 | 8:42 am

    An Israeli soldier in uniform waiting at an eastern Jerusalem bus stop was shot in the stomach in what police said was likely a terror attack.

    The soldier, in his 20s, reportedly is hospitalized in critical condition following Monday’s attack near the Hebrew University campus in...

  • Deadly tractor incident in Jerusalem called terror attack

    August 4, 2014 | 8:36 am

    A tractor rammed a bus and a car, killing one, in Jerusalem, in what police are calling a terrorist attack.

    Police shot and killed the driver of the industrial digger, reportedly a Palestinian man, in the incident Monday on Shmuel HaNavi Street, in north-center Jerusalem.

    The...

  • Protesters threaten British cosmetics store that sells Israeli products

    July 31, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    A cosmetics store in Manchester, England, that sells Israeli cosmetics has been victimized by callers threatening to kill the staff and burn down the store.

    Local police are investigating the ongoing threats, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The store, called Kedem, has been the...

  • Israeli Arab reinstated at job after suspension over anti-IDF Facebook post

    July 31, 2014 | 11:40 am

    An Arab nurse at an Israeli hospital suspended from his job for a Facebook post that calls the Israeli military “war criminals” was reinstated.

    The Arab-Israeli male nurse at Sheba Medical Center must issue a public apology to the hospital administration, according to reports.

    ...
  • Israel rejects Kerry’s proposed cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    Israel rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s cease-fire proposal.

    “We are not announcing that it has been achieved tonight,” Kerry said in Cairo on Friday night. “The world is watching tragic moment after tragic moment unfold and wondering when both sides are going to...

  • Blaming Birthright for a Gaza death

    July 23, 2014 | 9:39 am

    Is Birthright Israel to blame for the death of Max Steinberg, one of two American Israeli soldiers killed in the war in Gaza?

    That’s the assertion of Allison Benedikt, a senior editor at Slate, who first provoked Israel supporters in 2011 with an angry and rambling essay about...

  • Obama tells Kerry to broker ‘immediate’ cease-fire in Gaza

    July 21, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to push for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    “As I’ve said many times, Israel has a right to defend itself against rocket and tunnel attacks from Hamas,”...

  • Backstreet Boys scrap Israel shows due to Gaza crisis

    July 21, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Backstreet Boys canceled three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the Gaza conflict.

    The American pop band posted a message Sunday on its official website announcing the cancellation of the July 29-31 concerts at the Raanana Amphitheater “to assure the...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 11, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a beautiful initiative called Budo for Peace (BFP.) It is a registered Israeli educational NPO which uses traditional martial arts to connect and bring together children and youth from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

    ...

  • How John Kerry destroyed what Scarlett Johansson built

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 12, 2014 | 8:30 am

    In her response to the criticism of her collaboration with SodaStream, Scarlett Johansson gave a winning argument: “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine. SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to...

  • The UN launched its “International Year of Solidarity with Palestinians,” in yet another biased act

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 21, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    On Thursday, the United Nations launched the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. On their official announcement, they stated that senior officials “urging that the observance be used to redouble efforts to achieve a durable peace between Israel and...

  • The Value of Life

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 19, 2013 | 11:43 am

    “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” (Golda Meir. Statement to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 1957)

    On Monday, Amal Haniyeh, the granddaughter of Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized in Israel in...

  • Joint Israeli-Palestinian film broadcast simultaneously on Channel 2 and Ma’an

    October 2, 2013 | 10:59 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    United by the small screen, Israelis and Palestinians will transcend their divisions this week when “Under the Same Sun,” a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is broadcast simultaneously on Israel’s Channel 2 and the...

  • Meet our future diplomats!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 21, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    Last week, the IsraMUN conference, the first academic international MUN (Model Uniited Nations*) in Israel, takes place in Rishon LeZion, Israel. This year’s IsraMUN theme is “Modernity and Traditionalism," when the aim of the conference is "to raise awareness to the importance of ...

  • The faces of the conflict: last night’s images

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 14, 2013 | 9:38 am

    A lot has been said about the renewal of the peace talks. In the past few weeks, newspapers were filled with commentary from Middle-East specialists, discussing the chances of failure or success. Some dismissed the possibility of an agreement; some asked us to give peace a chance....

  • 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...

  • Israel, Palestinians deeply divided despite renewed peace talks

    July 31, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.

    Israel's lead negotiator, Tzipi Livni, said the parties "need to build...

  • Kerry names Indyk to top peace negotiator post

    July 29, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, as his special envoy on Middle East peace.

    Kerry appointed Indyk on Monday, hours before talks were to resume for the first time since 2010.

    “Ambassador Indyk brings to this challenge his deep...

  • Skeptical yet hopeful- the days after Kerry’s announcement

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 22, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Kerry's announcement on Friday surely drew everybody's attention. It came out of nowhere. While the people of Israel were sitting on their couches, loosening their belts after their Shabbat dinners, and glancing at their Smartphones, it suddenly hit us- the negotiation is being...

  • Zombies solved the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    July 15, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    Recently, I went to see “World War Z,” a typical Hollywood blockbuster with a fairly typical theme — zombies. Now, a quick note to all you non-film buffs out there: Zombie films are never about zombies; they are about the societal pressures of the day. The basic premise of the film...

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