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  • FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

    By Simone Wilson

    3 days ago

    Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

    Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in Har Nof, one of Jewish Israel’s most serene, well-to-do immigrant...

  • Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth’s death

    4 days ago

    Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.

    The prosecutors' decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew...

  • Two Jews lightly wounded in Jerusalem stabbing

    1 week ago

    Two Jewish men sustained minor injuries after being stabbed outside a religious seminary in eastern Jerusalem on Friday, Israeli media reported.

    Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the wounded men: a 24-year-old who sustained a back injury and a 21-year-old...

  • Exchanging charges of incitement, Israelis and Palestinians stand firm

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the wake of the most recent spate of violence that is reverberating through Israel and the Palestinian territories, newspapers, television and street corner debates are all focusing on the issue of incitement – albeit perhaps...

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  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    1 week ago

    An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks.

    Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping "until further notice" the work of Arab...

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

    1 week ago

    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...

  • Israel blows up home of Palestinian who rammed car at Jerusalem tram stop

    1 week ago

    Israel on Wednesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian who last month ran over and killed two people at a Jerusalem tram stop, a day after two militants killed four rabbis and a policeman at a synagogue in the city.

    The home of Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, was blown up before...

  • Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

    1 week ago

    On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.

    The bloodstains had been washed away. But four memorial candles burned as about a...

  • Celebrating the murder of Jews

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    What happens when extremism dominates a whole society?

    When I saw thousands of Palestinian civilians celebrating the cold-blooded murder of four rabbis praying in a synagogue, I had to ask myself: Could I ever imagine thousands of Jews celebrating the murder of four Muslim sheiks...

  • Spanish parliament backs call for eventual Palestine state

    1 week ago

    Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine as a state, albeit only when the Palestinians and Israel negotiate a solution to their long-standing conflict.

    The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, was backed...

  • Thousands mourn U.S.-Israeli rabbi killed in Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews swayed in prayer at the funeral of U.S.-Israeli rabbi Moshe Twersky, a descendant of two rabbinical dynasties who was killed on Tuesday alongside three other rabbis in a Palestinian attack on a synagogue.

    [Related: Born in Kansas City, transformed...

  • Palestinians in West Bank show support for attacks against Jews

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Responding to Tuesday’s attack in a Jerusalem synagogue that took the lives of four Jews during morning prayers, some Palestinians in the West Bank say they believe it to be a “natural response” to recent events and the fault of...

  • Obama condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned the attack by two Palestinians on a synagogue in Jerusalem that killed four people, including three Americans, and called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to lower tensions and seek peace.

    "I strongly condemn today's terrorist attack...

  • Abbas condemns deadly attack on Jerusalem synagogue

    2 weeks ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned an attack by two Palestinian men in a Jerusalem synagogue which killed four people on Tuesday.

    "The presidency condemns the attack on Jewish worshippers in their place of prayer and condemns the killing of civilians no matter who is doing it," his office said in a statement to Reuters.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Abbas of inciting deadly violence in Jerusalem.

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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Israel’s proposed Jewish nation-state law hits hurdle

    2 weeks ago

    Divisions within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition delayed on Sunday a preliminary vote on a proposed law to declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.

    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads a centrist party, has expressed concern that...

  • Israel, Palestinians agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions, Kerry says

    2 weeks ago

    Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks in the Jordanian capital.

    Violence has flared in recent weeks over the compound where their biblical...

  • Filmmakers on a mission to tell Palestinians’ stories

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A new generation of Palestinian filmmakers is intent on telling "the people stories you don't hear about" rather than staying true to form with films charged with political messages such as "Israel's Occupation" or "Nakba" (the...

  • IDF vs. Shin Bet and two more notes on a ‘Third Intifada’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    1.

    If you are under the impression that a third Palestinian Intifada has begun – in recent days we’ve seen many occurrences of violence both in the West Bank and within Israel – the embarrassing fight between Israel’s military (IDF) and Israel’s internal security service (Shin...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Palestinians turn to vocational education to spur job market

    2 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Amjad Delbah sits in front of a computer screen wearing headsets, his crystal blue eyes matching the blue carpet in this state-of-the-art facility located in the city’s wealthy suburbs of Al-Tireh. Having received his...

  • Plans advance for building in eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood

    2 weeks ago

    A Jerusalem planning committee has given preliminary approval for the construction of at least 200 housing units in an eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood.

    The approval Wednesday is for the Ramot neighborhood on the northern edge of Jerusalem.

    The project is several stages...

  • At D.C. confabs, U.S. and Israel present a united front

    2 weeks ago

    Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians?

    Well.

    The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but the deep differences that led to recent...

  • Israel faces tough months as pressure builds on Netanyahu

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows, but in trying to bolster himself domestically he runs the risk of further alienating international partners.

    To satisfy restive far-right parties in his...

  • Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel’s ironic homage to Yitzhak Rabin

    By Uri Dromi

    3 weeks ago

    Housing Minister Uri Ariel is a staunch supporter of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Unlike his old times as the first mayor of the settlement of Beit El and as the head of the Council of Jewish Settlements, in his ministerial capacity today, he can practically...

  • Palestinian man kills one in Jerusalem car attack

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians in central Jerusalem on Wednesday in the second attack of its kind in two weeks, killing one person and fuelling concerns of another Palestinian uprising.

    The driver, who was shot dead by police, was identified by an Israeli security...

  • Israel demolishes two homes in flashpoint Arab East Jerusalem district

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian homes on Tuesday in an East Jerusalem neighborhood that has been at the heart of clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, a move likely to exacerbate weeks of tension in the holy city.

    Authorities knocked down the...

  • Genocide, the Jews and why they call Israelis Nazis

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 3, 2014 | 11:21 am

    We’ve long witnessed Mahmoud Abbas – “the moderate” – naming public squares after Palestinian terrorists whose hands are dripping with Jewish blood. He posthumously bestowed the "Star of Honor" on Abu Jihad, the mastermind of the 1978 Coastal Road attack where 38 Israelis,...

  • Eight Palestinians reported injured in Jerusalem-area clashes

    October 31, 2014 | 10:18 am

    At least eight Palestinians were reportedly wounded in clashes with Israeli police that occurred shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged all parties to practice restraint in Jerusalem.

    The clashes included the firing of flare guns by Palestinian men at police...

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