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  • The mufti’s hotel was just ranked the best in the Middle East (yes, that mufti)

    October 22, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    This week we learned that the grand mufti of Jerusalem gave Hitler the idea for the Final Solution — or at least that Israel’s prime minister believes that.

    But it turns out that Palestinian nationalist Haj Amin al-Husseini was not merely a notorious anti-Zionist and anti-Semite:...

  • Amid the violence in Israel, Arab-Israeli newscaster Lucy Aharish keeps on smiling

    October 22, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Lucy Aharish never wanted to be a political symbol. The 34-year-old Arab-Israeli news presenter and television host didn’t even want to be a journalist. When she graduated from high school in the hard-knock southern Israeli town of Dimona, her plan was to be an actress.

    But her...

  • Official misconduct: How Mahmoud Abbas lies to incite violence

    October 21, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech on Oct. 14 — and it was all based on lies. And those lies continue to fan the flames of terror. The Palestinian president hopes that Europe and the West will believe him and apply pressure on Israel. More than that, he hopes that the rest of the world,...

  • UNESCO votes to classify Rachel’s Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Muslim sites

    October 21, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, condemned Israel for what it said are attempts to alter the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    While the resolution approved Wednesday morning in Paris by the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

  • Merkel says Israeli settlements ‘counterproductive’

    October 21, 2015 | 11:38 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the building of Jewish settlements was counterproductive and urged Israel and the Palestinians to calm the situation after weeks of violence.

    "I have said this quite often that as regards the two-state solution we consider the settlements to be counterproductive," Merkel said.

    "I have said this time and again. We have to do everything to calm down the situation and in this spirit I think all sides need to make a contribution."

  • Wracked with violence, Israel has full support from majority of L.A. Jews

    By Ryan Torok

    October 21, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Maty Baruch was wearing a hamsa necklace and pushing an overflowing shopping cart down Elat Market’s produce aisle before Shabbat on Oct. 16 when she was approached by a reporter, asking how she feels about the current terrorism in her native Israel. Baruch, a preschool teacher at...

  • Terror is not evenhanded

    By David Suissa

    October 21, 2015 | 10:51 am

    There are certain things I read that upset me but also put me right to sleep. One of them is any official statement that is mind-numbingly safe and politically correct. 

    I came across an example last week from the Hillel at UC Irvine, regarding the precarious situation in Israel....

  • Rand Paul: Improving lives of Palestinians will reduce violence

    October 20, 2015 | 10:09 am

    The cards are in the hands of Israel to put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by improving the daily lives of the Palestinians, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said on Monday.

    During an appearance on CNN’s “The Lead,” Paul was asked by host Jake Tapper how he...

  • UNESCO to vote on proposal declaring Western Wall a Muslim site

    October 19, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    A Palestinian effort to have a United Nations agency declare Judaism’s holiest site a Muslim holy site is “an attempt to distort history,” Israel said.

    UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural body, is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the proposal concerning the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

    In a...

  • Terror in Jerusalem: The merry-go-round

    October 19, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    It was in the middle of Sukkot, that loveliest of holidays in Israel, set aside for family time, when even the most devout and serious yeshiva men can be seen with their entire families visiting the zoo or traipsing through nature trails in Galilee. We had woken up that Friday...

  • Wave of violence spells trouble for Israel’s ‘Mr. Security’

    October 19, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The sound of a fist banging on a table came through sharp and clear as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his anger captured on a leaked audio tape, berated his own party members for not having his back in confronting a Palestinian wave of attacks.

    "I expect support from each and...

  • Israeli gov’t minister says Abbas’ incitement reaches Hitler’s level

    October 19, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ incitement against Israel is on the same level as Adolf Hitler’s anti-Jewish propaganda, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    “The level and intensity of the incitement and the level of anti-Semitism is the same level as...

  • Violence affects daily life for Palestinians and Israelis

    October 19, 2015 | 8:49 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    S., the Palestinian events coordinator at one of Jerusalem’s fanciest hotels, speaks perfect Hebrew and has many Israeli Jewish friends. Every day after work, still dressed in his suit, he goes to the Aroma café on Hillel...

  • Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed

    October 16, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the West Bank, and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier on Friday as tensions ran high after more than two weeks of violence.

    Shortly after the arson attack on the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph,...

  • U.S. ambassador to Israel: Israeli actions not excessive

    October 16, 2015 | 9:45 am

    The United States’ ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said Washington does not view Israel’s recent actions to curb Palestinian violence as excessive and supports Israel right to defend its citizens.

    Shapiro made the statement during an interview Friday on Israel Radio about...

  • Two-state solution, found

    By Uri Dromi

    October 15, 2015 | 2:11 pm

    Earlier this month, a group of undergraduates from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University concluded a 10-day visit in Israel. During their trip they met with people from right and left, Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis, religious and non-religious Jews,...

  • Viral video puts Israelis and Palestinians at sharp odds

    October 15, 2015 | 9:47 am

    To Palestinians, the video shows a 13-year-old boy being left to die in the street as Israelis shout abuse at him. To Israelis, it shows a teenage knife attacker bleeding as police keep angry locals back and wait for an ambulance.

    The two minutes of amateur footage has become one...

  • The ‘Tweetifada’ hits Facebook with graphic videos of violence

    October 15, 2015 | 9:33 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Facebook feeds of Israelis and Palestinians are being swamped with videos claiming to offer the “truth” of the series of Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis that have left seven Israelis and 32 Palestinians dead this month....

  • Israel on edge following weeks of violence

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2015 | 4:52 pm

    Monday was a difficult day. At 8:58 a.m., at the Lion’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, a knife-wielding Palestinian attacker was stopped and killed. At 2:17 p.m., a female attacker stabbed a policeman and was shot. Shortly after 3 p.m., demonstrations turned to confrontations...

  • Another way to think about BDS

    October 14, 2015 | 2:55 pm

    Every week, a new message rolls in from a Jewish organization decrying Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a grave danger to the survival of Israel and the Jews. I don’t know how to react. On one hand, I oppose the global BDS movement, which seeks to boycott and divest from...

  • Palestinian shot dead after stabbing woman, 70, at Jerusalem bus station

    October 14, 2015 | 1:37 pm

    A Palestinian man stabbed a 70-year-old woman at Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station before being shot to death by police.

    After attacking the woman on Jaffa Street on Wednesday, the assailant tried to board a bus outside the station, the Times of Israel reported.

    The attacker —...

  • Israel sets up East Jerusalem roadblocks in bid to stem attacks

    October 14, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Israel began setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks.

    In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a 70-year-old woman outside...

  • Kerry seeks to calm Palestinian-Israeli tensions, to travel there soon

    October 13, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he was working on calming violence between Palestinians and Israelis, and will travel to the region soon to try to move the situation "away from this precipice."

    "I will go there soon, at some point appropriately, and try to work to reengage and see if we can't move that away from this precipice," Kerry told an audience at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

  • Israel under the knife

    By David Suissa

    October 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    “The streets are empty, even the main pedestrian walkways are empty,” my friend Selwyn Gerber told me on the phone from Jerusalem. Gerber, who lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent visitor to Israel, said he’s “never seen Jerusalem like this.” Evidently, the fear of being stabbed...

  • In European coverage of Israel, confusion over who is attacking whom

    October 13, 2015 | 11:11 am

    At an Israeli bus station, several uniformed officers surround an Arab woman before opening fire on her, dropping her to the ground. Standing over her motionless body, a Border Police officer toting an automatic rifle speaks into a radio while another officer chases away a...

  • Bernie Sanders’ brother is a BDS supporter

    October 12, 2015 | 10:48 am

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been very reluctant to expand on his foreign policy plans on the trail, especially with regards to Israel and the conflict with Palestinians.

    On Tuesday night, at the first...

  • Smartphones lend new dynamic to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    October 12, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Surrounded by Israeli police, Israa Abed holds a knife in one hand and a cellphone in the other before shots ring out and she falls to the ground.

    The incident, filmed by passersby on their smartphones, has been viewed thousands of times since it was posted online last Friday,...

  • Arab citizen rams and stabs four Israelis, police stop suspected Palestinian car bomb

    October 11, 2015 | 1:37 pm

    An Arab Israeli stabbed four people near a bus stop in northern Israel on Sunday, as security forces confronted a spate of attacks against Israelis, mainly by Palestinians, in the Jewish state and the West Bank.

    Four Israelis and 24 Palestinians, including eight children, have...

  • U.S. says it considers violent acts against Israel as terrorism

    October 9, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    The United States considers violence in East Jerusalem to be acts of terrorism against Israel, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Friday.

    Spokesman John Kirby told reporters the United States "condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against both Israeli and...

  • Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

    October 9, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel.

    The soldiers shot across the border into Gaza after the...

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