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  • Palestinians kill five in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack, Netanyahu condemns

    November 17, 2014 | 10:51 pm

    Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers and an Israeli police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.

    [Follow @jewishjournal for breaking...

  • Palestinian analyst: ‘Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood one in the same’

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    November 17, 2014 | 11:44 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite the formation of a national consensus government, Hamas has not only failed to reconcile with Fatah, but the Islamist group is also beset by an internal rift between a majority who follow the agenda of the Muslim...

  • Lack of stability in Gaza risks return to war, says U.N.

    November 4, 2014 | 9:52 am

    There is still not an effective or united Palestinian government in place in Gaza and unless stability is achieved rapidly, another conflict will engulf the territory, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday.

    Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations...

  • Carr Super Pac tries to draw connection between Lieu and Hamas

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    The race to represent the 33rd California District in the United States House of Representatives took a nasty turn recently.

    Residents in the district have received mailers claiming that Democratic candidate Ted Lieu is sympathetic to the Palestinian terror group Hamas. The...

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  • The West Bank and Gaza: Give economics a chance

    October 22, 2014 | 4:53 pm

    In the wake of this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, it is evident that neither party achieved its military or political objectives. And while a cease-fire is currently in place, fundamental steps to resolve the conflict aren’t on the agenda. Given a history of costly and...

  • Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

    October 22, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the light rail attack in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old girl.

    The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, on his official Twitter feed identified the driver of...

  • Hamas leader’s daughter received medical treatment in Israel

    October 20, 2014 | 4:33 pm

    A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

    Ismail Haniyeh's daughter's week-long admission to a...

  • Secretary Ban: “Being born in Gaza is not a crime”-but what Hamas did to its people is

    October 17, 2014 | 11:30 am

    UN Secretary General Ban just visited Gaza and Israel. He expressed shock of the devastation visited upon the people of Gaza as well as the damage done UN facilities during this summer’s conflict.  

    “I met so many of the beautiful children of Gaza. More than 500 hundred were...

  • Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from ‘Israeli seizure’

    October 16, 2014 | 9:44 am

    The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

    Khaled Meshaal, speaking in the Qatari...

  • L.A.’s Iranian Jews must launch new Iran advocacy campaign

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 14, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak to a Southern California Christian group about the significant human rights violations that the Iranian regime has waged against the Christians, Jews and other religious minorities living in Iran today. While this congregation was...

  • Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza in coming weeks

    October 13, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A Palestinian official close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told The Media Line that security preparations are underway for the president to visit the Gaza Strip in the next few weeks: the first time since...

  • Building for a better future - check out the new student village in Sderot

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 8, 2014 | 8:50 am

    Sukkot is all about houses, and having a sense of place, even when you’re far away from home. On this Sukkot, I am proud to tell you a story I recently heard, of a new form of housing that is currently forming in the Israeli city of Sderot:


    After over a decade of living under...

  • Hamas code of behavior

    By Steve Greenberg

    October 7, 2014 | 10:29 am

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    October 1, 2014 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

  • Netanyahu’s speech: Should Israel put itself at the forefront of the battle against radical Islam?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2014 | 4:01 am

    AP called this "a blistering speech". That is a fair description of Benjamin Netanyahu's UN performance yesterday. All the elements were blended into it: terror and radicalism, world domination and Nazism, nuclear Iran and propaganda. Netanyahu did not talk about Israel – not just...

  • U.S. court rules Arab Bank liable for Hamas terror

    September 24, 2014 | 12:35 pm

    Arab Bank provided material support to Hamas, a U.S. court found, and must compensate the victims of 24 attacks carried out by the terror group.

    Jurors in Brooklyn District Court delivered the verdict Sept. 22 following two days of deliberations and a six-week trial, Reuters...

  • How Israeli tech survived the war

    By Simone Wilson

    September 23, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    “I know that for some of you, coming to Israel after a very challenging summer might cause hesitation,” Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai told a crowd of hundreds of techies wearing neon-pink wristbands and ID necklaces. They sat in an old, restored British train station along the coast of...

  • Avigdor Lieberman: ‘About our PR, I completely agree, it is very, very bad’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 17, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    The meteoric rise of Israel’s Russian-speaking, Moldova-born immigrant and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be proof, as he told an admiring Jewish National Fund (JNF) crowd in Los Angeles on Sept. 15, that Israel is more like America than even America.

    Not quite a pristine...

  • Israel says mortar fired from Gaza is first since August 26 truce

    September 16, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    Israel said a mortar bomb was fired at it from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since a seven-week war in the enclave ended on Aug 26, but Hamas said Palestinians remained committed to the truce.

    There were no casualties or damage from the incident, an Israeli...

  • U.N. says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction

    September 16, 2014 | 10:05 am

    The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday.

    Serry told the U.N. Security Council...

  • Netanyahu following Briton’s beheading: ISIS, Hamas ‘branches of same poisonous tree’

    September 15, 2014 | 11:59 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called ISIS and Hamas “branches of the same poisonous tree” after ISIS released a video showing the beheading of a British aid worker.

    ISIS, or the Islamic State, on Saturday released a video showing the apparent murder of David Haines,...

  • Why does Qatar support Hamas?

    September 15, 2014 | 10:16 am

    It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel. Israeli athletes shine on its courts.

    Now Qatar is on the outs with Israel because of its embrace of another regional...

  • Why Ted Cruz blasting anti-Israel Christians really, really matters

    By Jared Sichel

    September 11, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    Update (Sept. 11, 5:45 p.m.): IDC president Toufic Baaklini released another statement that reads in part, "In last night’s Solidarity Gala Dinner, Senator Cruz chose to stand against the small and vocal minority of attendees who disagree with his views on Israel rather than...

  • Our battle against Hamas is far from being over

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 10, 2014 | 9:24 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)


    In the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, the Israeli Defense Forces successfully scared Hamas back to the dark caves...

  • Early Gaza cease-fire broke down over U.S.-Israel misunderstanding

    September 9, 2014 | 10:51 am

    A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas during Israel’s Gaza operation reportedly broke down over a misunderstanding between Israel and the United States.

    Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal did not agree to refrain from attacking Israeli troops on the ground during the 72-hour...

  • The media’s tragic obsession with Israel

    By David Suissa

    September 8, 2014 | 5:08 pm

    Who pays the highest price for the media’s obsession with Israel? Hint: It’s not Israel. It’s the millions of victims who are ignored while the media chases what former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman calls its “hostile obsession with Jews.” 

    Why this obsession?

    In his...

  • Abbas: Hamas unity pact is off if gov’t doesn’t allow unity gov’t to run Gaza

    September 7, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would break his government’s unity agreement with Hamas if Hamas does not allow the unity government to operate in Gaza.

    “We won’t accept a partnership with them if the situation continues like this in Gaza where there is a...

  • Statement of Principles: Ve-ahavta le-re`acha kamocha: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

    September 5, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    1)    We, members of the Los Angeles Jewish community, write to express our anguish and sorrow over the loss of life and scale of destruction in the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza.   We condemn Hamas’ war-time tactics, especially its disregard for the residents of Israel,...

  • Watchdog: Britain saw record levels of anti-Semitism during Gaza war

    September 5, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    Britain saw record levels of anti-Semitism during Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza, a Jewish watchdog group said.

    In July 2014, the Community Security Trust, or CST, recorded 302 incidents — the highest ever monthly total documented by the group since it started monitoring...

  • What really happened in the battle of Khuzaa, Gaza?

    By Simone Wilson

    September 4, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    No neighborhood along the eastern half of the Gaza strip — the half closest to Israel — emerged unscathed from the recent 50-day war in Gaza, which left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead.

    But in Khuzaa, a middle-class farming town of around 10,000 in southern Gaza that pushes up...

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