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  • Anger can take Israel in the wrong direction

    By Uri Dromi

    3 days ago

    The recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which took the life of a 19-year-old policewoman Feb. 3 in Jerusalem, has generated anger among Israelis. They demand that the government do something to stop these assaults. The question is: Do what?

    Unlike the First Intifada...

  • State Dept. denies Israeli TV report of Kerry plans to restart talks

    5 days ago

    The U.S. State Department spokesman denied an Israeli television report that Secretary of State John Kerry had any plans to visit Israel in the near term to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

    “No plans by ‪@JohnKerry to travel soon to Israel,” John Kirby said Saturday on ...

  • Australian stationery chain recalling globes that excluded Israel, included Palestine

    1 week ago

    An Australian stationery chain has recalled globes that omitted Israel, labeling its location Palestine.

    The globe, sold by the brand Typo, used a numbered key to label smaller countries in which a name could not fit. Israel is included in the number key, but Palestine is written...

  • France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken

    2 weeks ago

    France will recognise a Palestinian state if a final push that Paris plans to lead for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians fails, its foreign minister said on Friday.

    U.S.-led efforts to broker peace for a two-state solution collapsed in April 2014 and since...

  • Civilians capture Palestinian teen after he stabs Israeli man

    2 weeks ago

    A Palestinian teenager who critically injured a Jewish-Israeli man in a West Bank stabbing was chased down and captured by civilian bystanders.

    The victim, in his 50s, was rushed to an operating room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem from Givat Zeev, a settlement near...

  • 8 Hamas members missing in Gaza tunnel collapse

    2 weeks ago

    Eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas have not been accounted for since an underground tunnel collapsed in Gaza.

    Rain and flooding caused the collapse of the tunnel, located near Jabaliya in northern Gaza, on Wednesday, various media outlets reported.


  • Canada government to send ‘tough message’ to Israel as a ‘good friend’

    3 weeks ago

    Canada's new Liberal government said on Monday it was delivering a "tough message" to Israel as a good friend after expressing concern about Israeli-Palestinian violence, Israeli settlements and unilateral Palestinian moves.

    The statement came a day after Foreign Minister...

  • In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel

    3 weeks ago

    Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer.

    Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eight times for throwing rocks and organizing demonstrations, the first time when he was 14 years old....

  • 5 Palestinians reported injured from gunshots during Friday riots

    3 weeks ago

    Five Palestinians were wounded from gunshots fired at them by Israeli troops during riots in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said.

    In the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, witnesses told the Ma’an news agency that Israel Defense Forces troops on Friday shot and...

  • Airbnb slammed for West Bank settlement rentals

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinian leaders and their supporters are criticizing Airbnb for allowing West Bank settlement homeowners to lease their homes as vacation rentals through the website.

    Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat sent a letter to the company’s CEO last week demanding it stop doing...

  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 15, 2016 | 12:19 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 14, 2016 | 11:45 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Largest society of US historians rejects anti-Israel resolution

    January 11, 2016 | 10:04 am

    The largest society of historians and history professors in the United States rejected a resolution condemning what it calls Israel’s restriction of Palestinians right to education in the West Bank and Gaza.

    The American Historical Association resolution, submitted by the...

  • Left-wing Israeli says he helps kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews

    January 8, 2016 | 11:59 am

    A prominent Israeli campaigner for Palestinian rights was recorded saying that he helps Palestinian authorities find and kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews.

    The recording was aired Thursday by the television program Uvda of Israel’s Channel 2. In it, Ezra Nawi, a Jewish...

  • Israeli soldiers shoot dead four Palestinian attackers in West Bank

    January 7, 2016 | 1:59 pm

    Israeli security forces on Thursday shot dead four Palestinians who launched two separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank, the military said, as a surge in street violence entered its fourth month.

    The first attack occurred at Gush Etzion Junction, the scene of many similar...

  • Israeli reservist stabbed in West Bank, assailant killed

    January 5, 2016 | 11:01 am

    An Israeli reserve duty soldier was wounded and his Palestinian assailant was shot and killed in a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

    On Tuesday, the attacker exited his car at the Gush Etzion traffic junction in front of the Alon Shvut settlement where a group of soldiers were...

  • Israel charges two over arson attack that killed Palestinian family

    January 4, 2016 | 2:10 pm

    Israeli prosecutors filed murder charges on Sunday against a man and a minor for an arson attack in the West Bank that killed three members of a Palestinian family and helped fuel the fiercest eruption of street violence in years.

    The attack on July 31 killed 18-month-old Ali...

  • With gunman still at large, Tel Aviv streets go quiet

    January 4, 2016 | 10:22 am

    Until Friday, this city had been largely untouched by the recent wave of near-daily attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians.

    Several incidents had struck Tel Aviv — a soldier was stabbed with a screwdriver outside Israel Defense Forces headquarters in October and, the...

  • The Settler and the Stone Thrower

    December 29, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    I managed just a few words with Mohammed before the guards led him away. After I’d turned away for just a second, the only sound I could hear was the clink of his leg irons and he was gone.

    I’d come to attend Mohammed’s trial at a military court as part of an Israeli group to...

  • Islamic State leader threatens Israel, Jews

    December 28, 2015 | 10:36 am

    The leader of the Islamic State threatened Israel and Jews in a taped message that is said to be from him.

    “The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it. Not at all, Jews. We did not forget Palestine for a moment. With the help of Allah, we will...

  • 3 Israeli soldiers wounded in stabbing attacks, 2 Palestinian assailants killed

    December 27, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Three Israeli soldiers were wounded in stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and two Palestinian assailants were killed.

    Early Sunday morning a soldier, 21, was stabbed in the back near Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station, the Israel Defense Forces said. A security guard...

  • Israeli forces kill two Palestinian assailants

    December 26, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened violence showed no sign of abating.

    Since the start of October, Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at...

  • Two Israelis, two Palestinian attackers killed in Jerusalem

    December 24, 2015 | 1:17 pm

    Two Palestinians went on a stabbing spree along a popular walkway in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing one person, and were then shot dead by Israeli security forces in what police described as a terrorist attack.

    Another Israeli was killed, apparently by police gunfire aimed at...

  • Palestinian killed in 2 suspected vehicular attacks on Israeli soldiers

    December 18, 2015 | 10:48 am

    One Palestinian was killed and another wounded in two incidents Israeli police said were failed terrorist attacks on soldiers.

    The fatal incident occurred Friday afternoon near the West Bank settlement of Ofra. Soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man they said had tried to run them...

  • Germany accuses two Palestinians of planning attack on Israeli embassy

    December 16, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Two young men of Palestinian descent are on trial in Germany for planning to bomb the Israeli embassy in Berlin or other Israeli targets, a criminal court spokesman said on Wednesday.

    The two men, both aged 21, were arrested in July and appeared in court on Tuesday, where they...

  • Obama: Two-states the ‘best way’ to ‘reduce tensions’ and secure Israel

    December 14, 2015 | 11:52 am

    Palestinians leaders must condemn the recent wave of terror against Israelis and Israel must bring to justice those committing violence against the Palestinians, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

    Addressing the inaugural HaaretzQ conference in New York via video, the...

  • Outrage over removal of Israeli flag at Haaretz Conference

    December 14, 2015 | 10:39 am

    The removal of the Israeli flag ahead of a Palestinian representative at the Haaretz conference in New York on Sunday is continuing to make waves and has sparked harsh criticism from Israeli politicians.

    As first reported by Jewish Insider, an Israeli flag that was placed on...

  • Palestinian killed in suspected ramming attack on soldiers near Hebron

    December 11, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man they said tried to run over soldiers with his vehicle near Hebron.

    No Israelis were hurt in the attack Friday, during which Israeli troops shot and killed the driver, Army Radio reported. A large knife was found on his body.


  • 2 Israelis wounded in Hebron stabbing

    December 9, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    Two Israelis have been wounded in a stabbing in Hebron.

    The victims are in their 20s, according to reports. One was injured moderately in his upper body and one lightly in his leg. They were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

    The alleged assailant, a Palestinian, was killed.

    On Monday, an Israeli man in his 40s was severely wounded in a stabbing in Hebron.

    The West Bank city, home to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and an enclave of hundreds of Jews, has been a flashpoint of the recent wave of Palestinian violence.

  • Meeting Rivlin, Obama reaffirms ‘unbreakable bond’ with Israel

    December 9, 2015 | 12:55 pm

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office Wednesday afternoon, the first such meeting between the two.

    Speaking to reporters at the start of the meeting, Obama said the meeting with Rivlin gives an opportunity to “reaffirm the...

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