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

    1 day ago

    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

    4 days ago

    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...

  • Palestinian women stymied by suppressed employment opportunity

    5 days ago

    Despite having higher levels of education than their male counterparts, Palestinian women suffer from one of the lowest rates of female participation in the workforce in the world, according to a report by the Palestinian think tank Al-Shabaka.

    Less than one in five women...

  • Liberals Need to Stop Feeling Shame When Supporting Israel

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    1 week ago

    All my life, I have been liberal and I have been Jewish.  These identities are badges I have worn proudly and which have long bolstered one another.  Except on one subject: Israel.  So for a long time, I just stayed away from the landmine that discussing Israel can be.  I wore...

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  • Hillary Clinton: Two-state solution is ‘best outcome’ for Israelis, Palestinians

    1 week ago

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday said a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians was the only resolution to the conflict there.

    Clinton, responding to a question from an audience member at an event in South Carolina, said a two-state fix would be the "best outcome" for both Israelis and Palestinians.

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    2 weeks ago

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • Israel detains former Palestinian hunger-striker

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli police detained a Palestinian militant leader on Monday for questioning over his travel to Jerusalem, a police spokeswoman said, a day after he was freed from prison in a deal ending an almost two-month-long hunger strike.

    Khader Adnan of the Islamic Jihad faction was...

  • Israel shuts down Palestinian TV station

    3 weeks ago

    Israel’s public security minister has decreed that a new Palestinian TV station geared towards Israeli Arabs cannot broadcast from Israel for six months.

    Gilad Erdan signed an order on Thursday barring the Palestinian Authority-funded station F48, or Palestine 48, from operating...

  • Hillary Clinton has the answer to BDS

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    I’ve been thinking for years about the best way to respond to the threat of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. I’ve read pretty much everything on the topic and brainstormed every possible idea, but I’ve never heard anything that really made sense...

  • Letters to the editor: The death penalty, marriage equality, Downtown J and more

    3 weeks ago

    Convict Convictions

    I must agree with Dennis Prager regarding the death penalty (“Opponents of the Death Penalty and the Escaped Murderers,” June 19).  

    When the discussion of the death penalty first began in New York, where I lived at the time, a poll was taken of the attitude...

  • Why are liberals bashing Michael Oren?

    By David Suissa

    July 7, 2015 | 5:28 pm

    After interviewing former ambassador Michael Oren last week at the Museum of Tolerance, and reading countless articles attacking him, I think I’ve figured out why his new book, “Ally,” has struck such a sensitive nerve, especially with pro-Obama liberal Zionists.

    In case you’ve...

  • ‘A Borrowed Identity’ an honest look at Arab-Jewish relations

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 25, 2015 | 3:42 pm

    It is one of the paradoxes of Arab-Jewish relations in Israel that some of the best movies on Palestinians as society’s outsiders are made by Jewish directors.

    On the other hand, Palestinian directors frequently draw more balanced pictures of their Jewish “occupiers” than do some...

  • Israel cancels Gazans’ entry permits for Ramadan following rocket attack

    June 24, 2015 | 11:49 am

    Israel canceled the permits allowing some 500 Gaza Palestinians to enter Israel and pray on the Temple Mount for Ramadan following a rocket attack from the coastal strip.

    The coordinator of government activity in the territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told the Palestinian...

  • Israeli killed, another wounded in West Bank shooting

    June 19, 2015 | 10:12 am

    An Israeli hiker was killed and another wounded in the West Bank on Friday in an attack apparently carried out by a Palestinian gunman, a hospital spokeswoman and security forces said.

    Police and the military said the attack took place near the Jewish settlement of Dolev in the...

  • Using early Zionists’ script, Jewish volunteers aim to empower West Bank Palestinians

    June 16, 2015 | 2:56 pm

    They dig their fingers into the dirt, their knees bearing into the ground as they embed sprigs of thyme in identical rows. The sun beats down on the small plot, and the work can be tedious, but these volunteers — most of them American, most of them Jewish — plant with a purpose.

    ...
  • Israeli, Palestinian economies to grow by billions with two-state solution

    June 8, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Israel’s economy would gain $120 billion and the Palestinian economy some $50 billion over the next decade in a two-state solution, a study has found.

    A peace agreement could also see Palestinian income rise by 36 percent and Israeli by 5 percent, according to the Rand Corp. ...

  • U.N. report cites Israel crimes against children, no consensus on listing

    June 5, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    U.N. agencies in Israel and the Palestinian territories reported an alarming number of child victims in last year's war in the Gaza Strip but were split on whether Israel should be put on a list of violators of children's rights, a U.N. document said.

    The 22-page confidential...

  • Obama is hurt? So is Israel

    By David Suissa

    June 4, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about how President Barack Obama feels hurt and misunderstood by Israel and by many Jews in the pro-Israel community. The storyline is that those Jews simply don’t appreciate how “Jewish” the president really is and how much he cares for the Jews...

  • Who won the Six-Day War?

    June 4, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Forty-eight years ago, on June 5, 1967, I sat in a malben, a home for the elderly, on the border of Jerusalem, at 106 Chevron St. in Talpiot. How did I get there? After graduating college, I went to Israel to study in a yeshiva before entering rabbinical school. We studied Talmud...

  • Path to Israeli-Palestinian peace starts with meeting the neighbors

    June 3, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad shared the stage with an Israeli settler on May 28 as part of his ongoing attempt to accomplish what some might consider the unbelievable. 

    “I couldn’t imagine that one day, I would be standing next to a settler, talking about any hope,”...

  • Exposing BDS

    By David Suissa

    June 3, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    On March 4, 2009, during a Q&A session at Ottawa University, Omar Barghouti, the founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, made a confession that you can watch on YouTube.

    “I do not buy into the two-state solution,” Barghouti, a Palestinian who studied at...

  • Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with lawsuit

    June 2, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

    The Israeli accusations came after a United...

  • Obama: Netanyahu’s Palestine stance erodes Israel’s credibility

    June 2, 2015 | 11:57 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.

    Obama also suggested that continued U.S. diplomatic defense for...

  • Amnesty International: Hamas committed war crimes against Gaza civilians

    May 26, 2015 | 6:06 pm

    Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday that Islamist Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during last year's war with Israel.

    A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which health...

  • Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

    May 26, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

    Peace talks collapsed in April...

  • UC President Janet Napolitano wants UC to regard some anti-Israel views as anti-Semitic

    By Jared Sichel

    May 21, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    On the final day of a meeting in San Francisco among the University of California’s Board of Regents, UC President Janet Napolitano said in a radio interview with 90.9 WBUR in Boston that her “personal view” is that the UC should adopt the State Department’s definition of...

  • Netanyahu renews support for two-state solution with Palestinians

    May 21, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.

    Speaking as he met with European Union foreign policy chief...

  • Racism in Israeli soccer? Join the (reprehensible) club

    May 20, 2015 | 11:33 am

    When delegates from FIFA’s 209 member states vote next week on a motion to suspend Israel from international soccer, they’ll base their decision on three Palestinian claims:

    • That Israel unjustly restricts Palestinian soccer players’ travel
    • That Israel fields teams in West...
  • FIFA’s Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

    May 20, 2015 | 6:53 am

    The head of world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.

    After meeting Palestinian Authority President...

  • Will Vatican’s Palestine reference impact Jewish-Catholic ties?

    May 19, 2015 | 2:24 pm

    When considering the Vatican’s creep toward recognition of Palestinian statehood, think “Israel-Vatican” and not “Jewish-Catholic,” say Jewish officials involved in dialogue with the church.

    A May 13 announcement on an agreement regarding the functioning of the church in areas...

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