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  • Calm amidst the violence in Israel

    By Susan Freudenheim

    3 weeks ago

    On the day the world was parsing Bibi Netanyahu’s suggestion that the notoriously anti-Semitic Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini, was responsible for Hitler’s Holocaust, I was among a group of journalists touring Jerusalem’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, which had just been...

  • Group, led by Gery Shalon, charged in theft of hundreds of millions

    3 weeks ago

    Three Jewish men, two of them Israeli citizens, are among those charged with hacking the website of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars.

    The indictments of Gery Shalon, Joshua Samuel Aaron and Ziv Orenstein in U.S. District Court, Southern District...

  • Changing the status quo in Jerusalem?

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    After more than a month of violent Palestinian attacks that have killed 11 Israelis, and the deaths of at least 75 Palestinians in both attacks and clashes with Israeli troops, Palestinians insist that Israel wants to change the...

  • Netanyahu, Kerry at Berlin meeting call for end to incitement

    October 22, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Berlin called for an end to incitement to violence against Israelis.

    Netanyahu singled out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for blame.

    “I think it’s time for the...

  • Willful denial fueling conflict in Israel

    October 21, 2015 | 9:12 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, not Adolf Hitler, was the architect of the Holocaust which killed six million Jews, Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at the World Zionist Conference this week. The statement elicited a storm of...

  • U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon comes to Israel in bid to calm tensions

    October 20, 2015 | 9:11 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has come to Israel in an effort to tamp down the current wave of violence.

    The hastily arranged visit has Ban meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with Palestinian...

  • A letter to Israelis: We are with you

    October 19, 2015 | 9:41 am

    A friend in Israel writes, “Sometimes we feel as though no one in chul (chutz la’aretz — outside of the land) really understands what is happening here.” She means the daily apprehension, the fear when you see your child walk out of the front door in the morning. She means the...

  • Prominent Arab-Israeli news anchor slams Palestinian leaders

    October 15, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    Arab-Israeli news anchor Lucy Aharish isn’t afraid to take on both sides of her fraught identity. She has spoken out against the racism that Palestinians face in Israeli society as well as against Palestinian violence.

    Aharish, 34, was interviewed on Tuesday on...

  • The ‘Tweetifada’ hits Facebook with graphic videos of violence

    October 15, 2015 | 9:33 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Facebook feeds of Israelis and Palestinians are being swamped with videos claiming to offer the “truth” of the series of Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis that have left seven Israelis and 32 Palestinians dead this month....

  • Combating an Israeli-American identity crisis

    By Ayala Or-el

    October 14, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    A year after Irit Bar-Netzer arrived in Los Angeles from Israel, she had her first son. That was 37 years ago, and that’s when the dilemma began.

    “I wondered back then: How am I going to raise my children? As Israelis? Americans? Who is going to help us raise our kids? We didn’t...

  • Israel announces new measures to stop Palestinian attacks

    October 14, 2015 | 10:09 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Under pressure to stem attacks by Palestinians on Israeli citizens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved plans to boost police numbers with the deployment of soldiers in Israel’s cities and to increase security...

  • Israel slams Palestinian Authority incitement

    October 14, 2015 | 9:39 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Jerusalem was quiet on Wednesday, a day after Palestinian attackers killed three Israelis and wounded more than 12 others. Police said that in the late afternoon, a young Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli policeman near...

  • Third intifada? The Palestinian violence is Israel’s new normal

    October 13, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Israelis have become accustomed to dismal news in the past few weeks – mornings and evenings punctuated by stabbings, car attacks and rock throwing.

    The cycle of random violence has left dozens of Israelis and Palestinians dead, and many fearing the worst: The start of a third...

  • Jerusalem tense after days of clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City

    September 16, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    For the past three years Shai, an ultra-Orthodox man wearing a black suit and black hat despite the oppressive heat, has lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, where his children study. Last month, he was walking on Shalshelet Street in...

  • Israeli scientists make steps toward decoding human genome

    August 31, 2015 | 8:59 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    [Jerusalem] Scientists at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University have announced the creation of an internet tool that they hope will be a step forward in tackling illnesses associated with mutated genes passed from parents to children. A...

  • Ramadan tours promote coexistence between Israeli Arabs and Jews

    July 14, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    The group of Jewish-Israelis sat in a semicircle on the thick, red carpet of the mosque. The women wore headscarves; everyone’s feet were bare.

    They had come to this Arab town in central Israel to experience a slice of Ramadan, the monthlong daytime fast...

  • 9 more Druze-Israelis arrested in ambulance attacks

    July 7, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Nine more Druze-Israelis were arrested in connection with attacks on two ambulances carrying wounded Syrians to Israeli hospitals.

    The arrests reported on Tuesday by the Hebrew-language news website Walla bring the total number of arrests in the attacks last month to 21. One...

  • Additional Druze arrested in ambulance attack

    June 25, 2015 | 10:41 am

    Three more Druze Israelis have been arrested in two attacks on ambulances carrying wounded Syrians to Israeli hospitals, including one that left a Syrian dead.

    The arrests early on Thursday come a day after the arrests of five people from the village of Majdal Shams on the Golan...

  • After Nepal quake, Israelis stick together and try to calm their parents

    April 29, 2015 | 9:30 am

    UPDATEAll but one of the missing Israelis have been accounted for, as of Wednesday morning.

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — When the ground began to shake, Inbar Irron was among a dozen Israelis in Nepal who ran outside the building where they had been sitting — and straight into a cloud of...

  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    April 28, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • Four Israelis saved from Mount Everest

    April 27, 2015 | 10:26 am

    An Israeli rescue team saved four Israelis from Mount Everest, where they had been trapped by the earthquake that has devastated Nepal.
    A rescue team sent to Nepal by Harel, an Israeli insurance company, brought the Israeli hikers, who are in good health, to safety on Monday, the...

  • Israelis warned to steer clear of more than 40 countries

    March 24, 2015 | 9:17 am

    Israel’s Counter Terrorism Bureau in its spring travel warnings called on Israelis to stay away from more than 40 countries.

    Recent terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in Belgium, Canada, Australia, France and Denmark raise concerns over additional attacks against Western...

  • Bereaved Israeli, Palestinian families talking — to each other

    March 18, 2015 | 3:10 pm

    Approximately 13 years ago, I sat in a room in a house in Finchley, North London, on a winter Shabbat afternoon, with approximately 30 other people. We had been invited to hear speakers from what was then a relatively unknown group called the Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF)....

  • The views of Israelis voting in Tuesday’s election

    March 17, 2015 | 8:56 am

    Israelis turned out in large numbers for a parliamentary election on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu seeking a fourth term but facing a strong challenge from the center-left opposition.

    Nearly six million people are eligible to vote, with turnout expected...

  • Religion and state: Not on Israel’s campaign agenda

    March 9, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    A flyer published in late February declared that liberal Jews — whether liberal Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or otherwise — account for more than 600,000 Israelis. That many votes, the flyer said, could account for 10 seats in Knesset, a substantial party.

    The flyer’s message...

  • Three Israelis charged with smuggling goods to Gaza

    March 2, 2015 | 8:41 am

    Three Israelis were charged with smuggling goods to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    The men were charged on Monday in the Beersheba District Court with contacting a foreign agent, aiding a terror group in its war against Israel, facilitating the transfer of illegal goods to terror...

  • Note to Netanyahu: Stop destroying the US-Israel relationship

    February 26, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    By now it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s disastrously-timed speech to Congress has seriously damaged the US-Israel relationship – but the danger is that he has embarked on a course that will make that damage much worse and perhaps permanent.


  • Israeli parties hunt ‘caviar vote’ before March election

    February 9, 2015 | 9:02 am

    In this seaside city once ruled by the Greeks and Phoenicians but now largely populated by Russians, the talk in the caviar-stocked delis and jewelry stores is of upcoming elections and Israel's powerful Russian vote.

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, more than...

  • Amid protests, Rivlin visits Hebron and Kiryat Arba

    February 2, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony for a new Jewish museum in Hebron amid protests.

    Speaking Monday at the Hebron Heritage Museum, which commemorates the 1929 riots in which Palestinians in the West Bank city killed dozens of Jews,...

  • Poll: Most Israelis see a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties

    December 18, 2014 | 9:38 am

    The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

    A poll commissioned by J Street, the liberal U.S. Jewish Middle East policy group, and released on Dec. 15, found that...

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