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  • Understanding Israel’s new – and nameless – intifada

    October 16, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Since the beginning of the latest spate of violence here, Israelis and Palestinians have been at a loss about what to call this amorphous, scary thing.

    The main question hovering above the public sphere is, "Is this finally the third intifada?"

    The Jerusalem Press Club thinks...

  • Israel on edge following weeks of violence

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2015 | 4:52 pm

    Monday was a difficult day. At 8:58 a.m., at the Lion’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, a knife-wielding Palestinian attacker was stopped and killed. At 2:17 p.m., a female attacker stabbed a policeman and was shot. Shortly after 3 p.m., demonstrations turned to confrontations...

  • Berkeley students chant for intifada [video]

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2015 | 2:56 pm

    A video of UC Berkeley students chanting in support of an intifada “just hours…after the stabbing of a 72 year old Jewish civilian on a bus” was shared on the Facebook page of pro-Israel group StandWithUs on Wednesday.

    “Shocking: right now on the campus of UC Berkeley, students...

  • Israel sets up East Jerusalem roadblocks in bid to stem attacks

    October 14, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Israel began setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks.

    In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a 70-year-old woman outside...

  • The terror attacks in Israel: A timeline of the escalating violence

    October 8, 2015 | 4:01 pm

    The past week has seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves.

    Sept. 9: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon outlaws the...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 8, 2015 | 9:34 am

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

  • When Terror Is At Your Doorstep

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 8, 2015 | 7:48 am

    I want to talk to you about fear. The kind that paralyzes you when, in the midst of a working day, you hear ambulances from outside the window, and everyone's phone starts beeping with Breaking News alerts, saying 5 people were stabbed, only two streets away, by a terrorist with a...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

  • The ‘Jerusalem Intifada,’ the president and the cliff

    November 12, 2014 | 3:11 pm

    For years, Cassandras on the left warned that the festering captivity of the stateless Palestinian population living under military rule would reach a breaking point. There would be a Third Intifada, maybe a bloodbath. At the very least, said the left, there would be a drastic...

  • Reliving the horror: sparks of a third Intifada bring back memories from almost a decade ago

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 11, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Growing up in a (relatively) small central town in Israel, hopping on a bus to Tel-Aviv with your friends is a must-do when you’re a teenager looking for a way to express your recently acclaimed adulthood. During the holidays (and sometimes in school days,) it is considered “cool”...

  • Intifada 3.0

    November 6, 2014 | 10:08 am

    One small city nestled in hills and surrounded by mountains is, for many, the center of the world. It is the city of Jerusalem. The prophets called it “the city on the hill.”

    And what happens in Jerusalem over the next few days will, or will not, throw the world into crisis....

  • Abbas to U.S. Jews: Culture for peace better now than in 2000s

    September 24, 2013 | 9:41 am

    In a meeting with U.S. Jewish leaders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he was more hopeful now for peace than he was in the mid-2000s.

    “If you ask me this question during the intifada, I didn’t have an answer,” Abbas said Monday, referring to the 2000-2005...

  • My Muhammad al-Dura case journey

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Thirteen years ago, right at the beginning of the so-called second Palestinian Intifada, on Sept. 30, 2000, a reporter of a French TV station aired some 60  seconds of footage of the killing of a Palestinian boy. Muhammad al-Dura, 12 at the time, was caught with his father in an...

  • Propaganda lies in a disguise

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 21, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Muhammad al-Durrah, the little boy who became the symbol of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, is returning to the headlines after a decade. A photo of him, crying, leaning against a wall with his father trying to protect him from the fire of IDF soldiers, was taken on September 30th 2000...

  • The Sham(s) Movement at Harvard

    By Orit Arfa

    March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Alex Shams is appropriately named. Mr. Shams is the leader of the “sham” movement at Harvard, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee, proclaiming to be standing up for "Palestinian rights." He is not shy in letting us know that he openly seeks the destruction of Israel...

  • So you want to know if a ‘Third Intifada’ is coming…

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 25, 2013 | 6:22 am

    The “Third Palestinian Intifada” has been with us almost from the moment the second Intifada was tamed by Israeli action. Just google “third Palestinian Intifada” to find it all: The predictions, the warnings, the applications, the preparations, the countdowns. 'Are Palestinians...

  • Yasser Arafat planned the second intifada, his widow says

    December 31, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Yasser Arafat planned the second intifada, his widow said in a television interview.

    Suha Arafat said the late PLO leader told her about his plans in Paris immediately following the failed summit at Camp David in 2000 featuring Arafat, President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime...

  • Jailed in Israel, Marwan Barghouti says he’ll be president of Palestine

    December 27, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Marwan Barghouti, a convicted terrorist jailed in Israel, said he will be the president of a Palestinian state.

    Barghouti also said in an interview reported Wednesday night on Israel's Channel 10 and conducted jointly with the Haaretz newspaper that he would not promise that...

  • Hamas leader calls for third intifada

    December 26, 2012 | 9:36 am

    A senior Hamas leader called for a third intifada, including suicide bus bombings in Israel.

    Hamas Jerusalem bureau chief Ahmed Halabiyeh on Tuesday called for new, violent action against Israel,  saying that ”we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above...

  • Palestinian PM responds to unrest with economic program

    September 11, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the key target of nine days of socio-economic protests throughout the West Bank, responded on Tuesday to some of the demands that have been prominent during the course of demonstrations that have become increasingly violent in recent days....

  • Prof. Jones’ ‘tear down this wall’ debate

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 28, 2012 | 8:32 am

    An associate professor of geography at the University of Hawaii has written a book ‎called “Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and ‎Israel.” I haven’t read the book - it might be great. But I did read Reece Jones’ (that’s the ‎professor in...

  • The true story behind the most famous story of the second intifada, and the media war

    February 17, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    On September 30th, 2000, during the Al-Aqsa Intifada, one photo was all over the news. The photo showed a little boy, crying, leaning against a wall, with his father sitting in front of him, crying as well and trying to protect his son. This photo, of Muhamad and Jamal A-Dura, was...

  • Facebook removes Third Intifada page

    March 29, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Facebook has removed a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel, but a new one quickly took its place.

    Nearly 350,000 people had registered for the “Third Palestinian Intifada” page, established on Facebook earlier this month. The page, which calls for a third...

  • Facebook to monitor intifada page, won’t remove it

    March 28, 2011 | 10:32 am

    UPDATE: Facebook has removed the “Third Palestinian Intifada” page from their website.

    Facebook will monitor a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel but will not remove it.

    Third Palestinian Intifada,” established on Facebook less than a month ago, calls for...

  • Analysis: Unchecked settler violence sparks fears of new intifada

    By Leslie Susser

    December 11, 2008 | 12:31 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Concerned by settler violence against Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered Israeli security forces to apply a zero-tolerance policy toward extremist settlers.

    Olmert and the country's top security officials fear that unchecked...

  • 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...

  • History Behind What Makes Hamas Tick

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Hamas, which will form the next Palestinian Authority government, has an ideology that is based on the destruction of Israel through jihad, or Muslim "holy war." The group's 1988 charter states that "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as...

  • Letters

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Heartless Rav

    I support Rabbi David Wolpe's position entirely ("We Must Condemn Heartless Bilge," Sept. 16). Rav Ovadiah Yosef has made Israel look very bad. Why would a scholar of Israel speak such racism, a man of our ancient traditions who should have more respect for human...

  • Spectator - Music First,

    By Tom Tugend

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Even during the tensest days of the intifada, the four Jewish and four Arab musicians of the SheshBesh ensemble performed before mixed -- and appreciative -- audiences.

    The ensemble's fusion of western and Asian music and instruments can be heard Sunday, June 26, at Temple Israel of...

  • Jerusalem Becomes Queen of ‘Kingdom’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In 1986, Oscar-nominated production designer Arthur Max ("Gladiator") visited Jerusalem in the midst of the intifada.

    "People told me not to go almost everywhere, but I went everywhere," said Max, who is Jewish. "Of course, some of the Old City was closed off for security reasons,...

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