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  • Netanyahu and Abbas agree: Blame the UN

    3 days ago

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas took plenty of shots at each other.

    But in their dueling dueling speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian Authority president directed much of their fire at the same target: the assembled...

  • Abbas at UN: Palestinians no longer bound by accords with Israel

    5 days ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians are no longer bound by agreements with Israel, although he did not outline any plans to abrogate them.

    “We declare that as long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which renders us an...

  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    1 week ago

    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.”

    The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday...

  • What’s behind Abbas’ dangerous religious war gambit?

    2 weeks ago

    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege of joining Sephardic Minyan at Judaism’s holiest site-the Western Wall on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. Wrapped in my white Kittel and Tallit, the minyan felt like a local call to heaven. Prayers for family, for good health, for friends in...

  • Vatican to raise its flag at United Nations for Pope’s visit

    2 weeks ago

    The Vatican flag will be raised for the first time at the United Nations on Friday morning ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the world body, the Holy See mission to the United Nations said on Monday.

    Pope Francis is due to address the United Nations in New York on Friday during his...

  • Israel cracks down on Palestinian stone-throwers

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The death of an Israeli man in Jerusalem who lost control of his car after it was hit by a rock thrown by rioting Palestinians earlier this month, has sparked new efforts to crack down on stone-throwers.

    "Stones and firebombs are...

  • Violence has spiked in Jerusalem — here’s why

    2 weeks ago

    For Israelis, the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur have turned into days of violence. Unrest has swelled in Jerusalem following an Israeli ban on a protest group at the Temple Mount, the holy site known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif. The clashes have left...

  • Jerusalem mayor approves tougher measures on violent Palestinian protesters

    3 weeks ago

    The mayor of Jerusalem said police should use live ammunition on young Palestinian rock-throwers and firebombers in the city.

    In an interview with the Times of Israel Wednesday, Mayor Nir Barkat declared “war” on the Palestinian protesters and said Israel had been “too merciful”...

  • UC regents reject much-hyped ‘principles of intolerance.’ Napolitano: ‘More work needs to be done’

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    After months of anticipation over whether the University of California’s Board of Regents would adopt a definition of anti-Semitism in the wake of several anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents across its campuses, the UC’s governing arm rejected a “Statement of Principles Against...

  • Protests greet Netanyahu on British visit

    September 9, 2015 | 9:19 pm

    Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and "Free Palestine" banners staged a noisy protest in central London on Wednesday against the two-day visit to Britain this week of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Minor scuffles with police broke out as they surged into the main...

  • After Iran deal, EU bids to restart Israel-Palestinian talks

    September 4, 2015 | 10:24 am

    Arab countries will join the Middle East Quartet in New York at the end of September to seek ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday, part of a new European diplomatic initiative.

    Encouraged by Europe's role in securing...

  • Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    September 3, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran is not about to go away.

    In the contemplative spirit of the Days of Awe, we...

  • Israel slams Palestinians’ push to fly their flag at U.N.

    September 1, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    Israel on Tuesday complained to the United Nations about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside full member states' at the world body's headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the U.N. by the Palestinian Authority."

    Currently, only member states' flags...

  • Lights on! Planned Palestinian city welcomes first ‘Rawabians’

    September 1, 2015 | 11:50 am

    Hanadi Abu Zahra turns on the tap in her kitchen and is elated to see the water flowing – something most new residents would take for granted even if they had not just moved into a brand new state-of-the-art apartment in a luxury building located in a development that has been the...

  • Debate rages over filmed confrontation between Palestinian activists and Israeli soldier

    September 1, 2015 | 9:12 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Images of an Israeli soldier grabbing a Palestinian child around the neck and pinning him to the ground, during an arrest in the West Bank have gone viral on the Internet. One version of the video, on the Tamimi Press Facebook page,...

  • FIFA’s Israel-Palestinian committee meets for first time

    August 26, 2015 | 9:55 am

    A new FIFA committee began its attempt to settle the dispute between the Israeli and Palestinian football federations when it met for the first time on Wednesday, soccer's world governing body said.

    The meeting was chaired by South African businessman and former political...

  • Palestinian detainee ends 65-day hunger-strike

    August 19, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial on Wednesday after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.

    Allan has sustained brain damage as result of his hunger strike and is hospitalized...

  • Spanish reggae festival changes tack, reinvites Matisyahu

    August 19, 2015 | 9:22 am

    A Spanish reggae festival, bowing to an international outcry, on Wednesday reversed its decision to cancel an invitation to American Jewish musician Matisyahu because he had failed to spell out his views on Palestinian statehood.

    The organizers of the Rototom Sunsplash festival...

  • Jewish groups protest cancellation of Matisyahu’s Spanish concert

    August 17, 2015 | 11:29 am

    Jewish groups protested on Monday after a Spanish reggae festival cancelled a concert by an American Jewish musician when he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood.

    Matisyahu, who fuses reggae, hip-hop and rock with Jewish influences in his...

  • Matisyahu ousted from Spanish festival for not endorsing Palestinian state

    August 16, 2015 | 9:18 pm

    Matisyahu was disinvited from a Spanish music festival because he would not publicly endorse Palestinian statehood.

    The Jewish-American reggae singer was scheduled to perform Aug. 22 at the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Benicassim, near Barcelona. But his show was canceled after...

  • Palestinian hunger striker loses consciousness in Israeli hospital

    August 14, 2015 | 11:02 am

    A Palestinian detainee in the ninth week of his hunger strike fell unconscious at an Israeli hospital on Friday in a case that could test Israel's new force-feeding law.

    Mohammed Allan, 31, an Islamic Jihad activist, began the strike after his detention without trial in November....

  • What it’s like to be an Iranian Jew

    By Gina Nahai

    August 12, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Time was, you could claim to be a patriotic Iranian, a supporter of Israel and a lover of the United States all at once and be believed by most Iranians. You could say you were all three things without pretense or contradiction, or the need to rank your loyalties in order of...

  • Palestinian vigilantes patrol villages amid fear of more arson attacks

    August 11, 2015 | 10:30 am

    Armed men stopping cars at checkpoints in the West Bank are usually Israeli security forces policing the territory, but in some areas they are Palestinian civilians patrolling their own villages.

    Fears of attacks by far-right Jews have increased since a Palestinian man and his...

  • Hushed Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation continues

    August 5, 2015 | 4:44 pm

    In the aftermath of back-to-back terrorist attacks – one perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against a Palestinian family, killing an 18-month toddler; and one carried out by a Palestinian terrorist on a mother of three young children – Israeli and Palestinian security officials are...

  • Testing the waters

    August 5, 2015 | 3:05 pm

    I took my 7-year-old, Micha-el, swimming at a neighbor’s last Shabbat. After an unseasonably cool June, July began with the full brunt of summer, and he was thrilled with the invitation. A growing number of Israelis have blow-up pools, thanks to the country’s enormous desalination...

  • The long history of Jewish violence in Israel

    August 5, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Last week’s terrible killing of 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha in Duma, together with the horrific violence at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, left many Jews stunned, repulsed and demoralized. We have inculcated in ourselves — and projected to our children — the belief that whereas...

  • First Israeli jailed without trial in sweep over West Bank arson

    August 4, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.

    The suspect, Mordechai Meyer, a resident of a Jewish...

  • After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough

    August 3, 2015 | 8:46 am

    The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha.

    Some 100 Jewish visitors trudged hesitantly under the banner and into the house on Sunday to pay respects...

  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    July 31, 2015 | 11:56 am

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • Shepherds’ Beer taps Palestinian market

    July 28, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Brewed by brothers for friends” is the slogan of Shepherds Beer, the new hand-crafted local brew that was introduced to the Palestinian market recently. A family business based in Birzeit in the West Bank, the brand-new business is overseen by 27-year old Alaa Sayej, oldest of...

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