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  • U.N.’s Falk says Israel committing ‘ethnic cleansing’

    March 21, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Richard Falk, the special rapporteur of the United Nations on the Palestinians, told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Israel is committing ethnic cleansing in eastern Jerusalem.

    Falk’s statements Monday to the Human Rights Council came as the council prepared a resolution...

  • State Dept. condemns naming of square for Palestinian terrorist

    March 18, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The State Department issued an explicit condemnation of the naming of a square in a West Bank town for a Palestinian terrorist.

    “We are disturbed by reports that a town square in the West Bank has been renamed in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who was a terrorist responsible for an attack...

  • Hoenlein denounces lack of U.S. outrage after naming of square for terrorist

    March 17, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    Presidents Conference leader Malcolm Hoenlein slammed governments, including the Obama administration, for not denouncing the naming of a square in a West Bank town after a terrorist.

    Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

  • The Palestinian victim’s mentality

    March 16, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    The topic of the day-long conference was torture, and Palestinians were describing the horrific methods the Shin Bet used in prison to get information out of them. Photos and illustrations of these practices were shown on a screen. Human rights activists, Palestinian and Israeli,...

  • Japan disaster and Itamar killings put Jewish giving on the spot

    March 15, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    Almost as soon as the catastrophe in Japan began unfolding last Friday, Jewish groups scrambled to figure out how to get help to the area.

    In Israel, search-and-rescue organizations like ZAKA and IsraAid readied teams to head to the Japanese devastation zone. In Tokyo, the Chabad...

  • Palestinians rally for unity

    March 15, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Thousands of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah and Gaza City.

    The rallies Tuesday were organized on Facebook by young Palestinian activists who are calling for an end to the division between Fatah, which governs the West Bank, and Hamas, which ousted Fatah and took over...

  • The Itamar murders: Double incitement

    March 15, 2011 | 10:15 am

    You’ve got to hand it to Bibi Netanyahu, who somehow managed to turn international outrage over the brutal massacre of a young Jewish family on the Shabbat as they slept in their beds into widespread criticism of his aggressive settlement policy.

    The most frequent question I get in...

  • Response to Itamar attack prompts Israelis to ask whether Palestinians are serious about peace

    March 14, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    The Palestinian reaction to the grisly killings of five Israeli family members in the Jewish settlement of Itamar, on the West Bank, has prompted many Israelis to ask the same question of the Palestinians that the world often asks of the Israeli government: Are they really serious...

  • With pressure mounting, will Bibi go left or right?

    March 14, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Israel is staring at a fork in the road, with potential disaster along either path.

    On the path to the left lies a major Israeli peace initiative that deals with all the core issues under dispute with the Palestinians. On the path to the right lies more waiting, possibly with some...

  • Yesterday’s terrorist is today’s statesman: Another view of the Itamar murders

    March 14, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Read a counter-point to this article by David Suissa here.

    Murdering people in their sleep (if that is what happened to the Fogel family in the Itamar settlement) and butchering children is horrible no matter whose children they are. But the fact remains that the jury is out. The...

  • Murder of West Bank family members spurs protests, new housing approval

    March 13, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    Demonstrations in solidarity with settlers and a Cabinet committee’s approval for new housing in the West Bank are among the Israeli responses to the suspected terrorist attack that killed five members of a West Bank Jewish family.

    An estimated 20,000 people attended Sunday...

  • Denmark upgrading Palestinian delegation

    March 9, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Denmark said it will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to a mission.

    Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen at a news conference Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the status of Palestinian diplomats will advance from “Palestinian general...

  • Israeli lecturer attacked in Ireland

    March 8, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    Security officials rescued an Israeli lecturing to law school students at a university in Belfast after pro-Palestinian demonstrators disrupted the program.

    Members of the Palestine Solidarity Society at Queen’s University and the youth wing of Sinn Fein began heckling Solon...

  • Britain upgrading status of Palestinian diplomats

    March 7, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    Britain will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to the United Kingdom to a mission.

    British Foreign Secretary William Hague made the announcement upgrading the status of Palestinian diplomats in Britain on Monday, a day before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

  • At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations

    March 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    It’s March, which means the days get longer and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict heats up on campuses across North America with the annual staging of Israel Apartheid Week.

    Last year, pro-Israel activists countered Apartheid Week events ranging from anti-Israel speeches to the...

  • Violent clashes erupt between Israelis, Palestinians near Nablus

    March 7, 2011 | 11:18 am

    One Israeli and a number of Palestinians were wounded Monday when clashes broke out on land between a West Bank outpost and a nearby Arab village.

    The Israeli was lightly wounded when struck by a rock hurled by a Palestinian during the clashes, Israeli Radio reported. Of the...

  • Obama: Israelis should soul-search about seriousness on peace

    March 2, 2011 | 10:18 am

    President Obama reportedly urged Jewish communal leaders to speak to their friends and colleagues in Israel and to “search your souls” over Israel’s seriousness about making peace.

    In an hourlong meeting Tuesday with about 50 representatives from the Jewish community’s chief...

  • Netanyahu mulling interim peace deal

    March 2, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly is considering seeking a long-term interim peace deal with the Palestinians that would include the establishment of a Palestinian state with temporary borders.

    The impetus for an interim deal comes as peace talks between the two...

  • For J Streeters, pro-Palestinian is pro-Israel

    March 1, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The detractors of J Street, the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying organization, like to portray the organization’s leader, Jeremy Ben-Ami, as so far to the left of mainstream American Jewish opinion as to be out of bounds.

    If they think Ben-Ami is too much of a lefty on Israel,...

  • Ross: More time needed for bridging peace proposals

    February 28, 2011 | 11:38 am

    More time is needed to bridge gaps between Israelis and Palestinians before direct peace talks can resume, Dennis Ross said.

    In a speech Monday to the J Street conference in Washington, the senior White House adviser on Middle East peace issues said the current process of the United...

  • Angry Birds Middle East Peace Treaty

    February 24, 2011 | 11:06 am

  • Netanyahu warns Palestinians following Beersheba attack

    February 24, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not tolerate” the bombing of its citizens following a rocket attack on Beersheba.

    “I do not recommend that anyone test Israel’s determination,” Netanyahu said Thursday during a joint Cabinet meeting with the Polish government....

  • Israel allows Palestinians to return from Libya

    February 23, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Israel will allow 300 Palestinians from Libya to come to the West Bank.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late on Wednesday that “for humanitarian reasons” he had acceded to a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to allow the Palestinians to flee the violence-plagued Libya for the West Bank.

    More than a dozen countries sent airplanes to Libya to evacuate their citizens. Thousands are reported dead in protests calling for an end to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s 41-year reign; Gadhafi took power in a 1969 coup.

  • U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution

    February 18, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as illegal.

    The Security Council resolution, which was brought to a vote Friday afternoon, earned the support of the council’s other 14 members.

    The Obama administration, which opposes...

  • Palestinians say U.N. resolution will get vote

    February 17, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Backed by Arab states, the Palestinians are pressing ahead with a United Nations Security Council resolution that slams Israel for settlement building.

    The Palestinian delegation said Thursday that it had the votes to bring the resolution to the U.N. Security Council for a vote the...

  • Israeli troops kill 3 nearing security fence

    February 17, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinians in Gaza who were approaching the security fence in an attempt to plant explosive devices, the Israeli military said.

    The Israeli military said the men were approaching the fence in the northern Gaza Strip.

    Palestinian sources...

  • U.S. reportedly proposing U.N. ‘statement’ on settlements

    February 16, 2011 | 9:21 pm

    The United States reportedly is backing a U.N. Security Council statement that would slam Israel on settlements but would stop short of a resolution.

    The Security Council president’s statement proposed by the Obama administration would express “strong opposition to any unilateral...

  • Israel failing to resolve attacks on Palestinians, rights group says

    February 16, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Nine out of 10 investigations of Israeli attacks against Palestinians are closed with no resolution, an Israeli human rights group said.

    Yesh Din on Wednesday released a data sheet on its monitoring of police investigations of offenses against Palestinians. The data sheet includes...

  • Letters to the Editor: Egypt, women’s rights, Palestine

    February 16, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Eshman’s Siren Song

    The Egyptian people clamoring for a voice in “one brief shining moment” historically and presently, by all accounts, share one thing in common — their hatred for Israel and for Jews (“Siren Song,” Feb. 11). Yet Eshman and his political mentor, Tom...

  • Alleged Palestinian terrorist arrested in Athens

    February 14, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Athens police arrested an alleged Palestinian terrorist accused of being in Greece to plan a major attack in Europe.

    Ghaleb Taleb, who who was arrested Feb. 12, is said to be a member of the Fatah-Al-Islam terror group based in Lebanon. He holds a Lebanese passport and citizenship....

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