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  • Ayman Odeh brings his message of shared history — and destiny — to America

    December 8, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Ayman Odeh travels the land of his heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, but prefers to deliver paeans to their inspiration not in their native English, but in Hebrew and Arabic.

    Meeting me here last week in the cafeteria of the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill, where he...

  • When Israelis do not believe that violence has something to do with the lack of peace

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 8, 2015 | 5:17 am

    If you are tired of my writing about polls, I can’t blame you. But here is one nugget worth noting from the new Israel Index survey. As you probably know by now, Israelis are quite pessimistic about the prospect of peace with the Palestinians in the near future. They are also...

  • Netanyahu says Palestinian refusal to recognize Jewish state ‘core’ of conflict

    December 7, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and rejected U.S. warnings that Israel was devolving toward a single state.

    The “root cause of the problem,” Netanyahu said...

  • Trump questions Israel’s commitment to peace

    December 3, 2015 | 9:54 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday questioned Israel’s commitment to take the necessary steps in pursuing a lasting peace with the Palestinians.

    In an interview with the Associated Press, published mere hours before he[‘s expected to take the stage at...

  • Israeli broadcaster says Palestinians bust West Bank bomber cell

    December 1, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Israel's national broadcaster on Tuesday said Palestinian authorities had prevented a bomb attack on Israeli troops in the West Bank, a report suggesting the strength of security ties despite public feuding over a two-month wave of unrest.

    Israel Radio said six Islamic Jihad...

  • Goodbye, Ezra

    November 30, 2015 | 10:05 am

    I’m really not one to post long political Facebook statuses but something about the events of these past few months has made me feel the need to vocalize my thoughts.

    As I checked my social media feeds this past Motzei Shabbat, two sides of the same story seemed to dominate. My...

  • Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

    November 29, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign...

  • Partition, pragmatism and missed opportunities between Israel and the Palestinians

    November 24, 2015 | 6:16 pm

    Two scholars examine, from Jewish and Arab perspectives, the historic United Nations vote on the partition of Palestine on Nov. 29, 1947, which ultimately led to the creation of  the Jewish State of Israel.


    The Palestinian national movement has long been accused of...

  • Partition and the triumph of Zionist pragmatism

    November 24, 2015 | 6:15 pm

    Two scholars examine, from the Jewish and Palestinian perspectives, the historic United Nations vote on the partition of Palestine on Nov. 29, 1947, which ultimately led to the creation of  the Jewish State of Israel.


    In a famous diary entry after the First Zionist Congress...

  • West Bank supermarket is oasis of coexistence on day of multiple attacks

    November 23, 2015 | 9:51 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Three terror attacks had been perpetrated by Palestinians against Israelis in the West Bank on Sunday, and it was still only 3 pm.

    The spate of violence followed a bloody weekend in which 5 Israelis were killed in two separate...

  • WATCH: Searching for hummus in a tense Old City of Jerusalem

    November 20, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Harvey Stein is an Israeli-American filmmaker living in Jerusalem. His feature documentary "A Third Way - Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors" will be released in February, 2016. You can find out more about his work at: www.jerusalemny.com/athirdway

  • Tel Aviv terrorist’s mother is ‘proud’ that son stabbed Jews to death

    November 19, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    The mother of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death called her son a “source of pride for Hebron and Palestine.”

    Raid Halil bin Mahmoud, 36, who also moderately injured a third man during a prayer service in a Tel Aviv building, attributed his actions to the...

  • U.S. yeshiva student among 5 dead in Palestinian terror attacks

    November 19, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Three people were killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank, including an American yeshiva student, hours after two Jewish men were stabbed to death in Tel Aviv at a prayer service.

    The five deaths in the attacks, reportedly by Palestinians, are the most on a single day since...

  • Anti-Israel ads OK’d to run in Boston subways

    November 17, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority approved the display of an anti-Israel ad it had previously rejected.

    The poster, which features a large photograph of a child and the word “violence” in large, bold letters, accuses Israel’s military of using U.S. tax dollars to kill 2,000...

  • It is a sin not to visit Israel now

    By Dennis Prager

    November 17, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    If you are a Jew who cares about Israel and you have the money to pay for a ticket and a hotel room, it is a sin not to visit to Israel at this time.

    That is a message every rabbi who cares about Israel should be conveying to his/her congregation.

    I just returned from another...

  • Israel angered by ‘appalling’ Swedish comments after Paris attacks

    November 16, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Israel described on Monday as "appallingly impudent" comments by Sweden's foreign minister that it interpreted as an attempt to link the Islamic State attacks in Paris to the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank.

    Sweden's ambassador to Israel was summoned to the Israeli...

  • Israeli undercover officers kill Palestinian man in hospital during arrest of his cousin

    November 12, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Israeli undercover officers shot and killed a Palestinian man in a West Bank hospital while arresting a patient, his cousin, who was accused of stabbing an Israeli man.

    The undercover operatives entered a Palestinian hospital in the Hebron area dressed as Palestinians, with one...

  • In Hebrew, Netanyahu retracts comments on unilateral withdrawal

    November 11, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is used to admonishing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for saying one thing in English, but another thing in Arabic.

    But it seems that for Pennsylvania-raised Netanyahu, a statement in English is non-binding in Hebrew and...

  • Palestinian youths stab Jerusalem Light Rail guard

    November 10, 2015 | 11:49 am

    Two Palestinian youths stabbed a security guard on the Jerusalem Light Rail in one of at least three incidents in the Jerusalem area in a day.

    The security guard was moderately wounded in the attack Tuesday in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood.

    One attacker, who police said was 12...

  • White House says two-state solution not likely under Obama

    November 9, 2015 | 11:59 am

    The White House said on Monday that the goal of a two-state solution between Palestinians and Israelis is not likely to be reached during President Barack Obama's final months in office.

    Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House earlier on Monday.

  • Israel on Nazi-like ‘moral descent,’ Arab Knesset member says on Kristallnacht

    November 9, 2015 | 9:21 am

    An Arab-Israeli lawmaker equated Israel’s actions against the Palestinians to the violence against Jews that led to the Holocaust at a speech commemorating Kristallnacht in Amsterdam.

    “Kristallnacht didn’t suddenly fall from the sky, come out of nowhere, it was the...

  • West Bank violence: Elderly Palestinian woman killed, Israeli seriously injured

    November 6, 2015 | 11:25 am

    A Palestinian 72-year-old woman died of wounds she sustained in what Israeli police said was an attempt to kill soldiers.

    Israeli troops stationed outside Hebron shot and seriously injured the woman, whose husband died in clashes with Israeli troops in the 1980s. They said the...

  • Munich marks this Kristallnacht by making room for boycotters of the Jewish State

    November 6, 2015 | 8:56 am

    The worldwide Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement is the twenty-first century’s highest profile anti-Israel global campaign that meets the “three D” ( Double standard, Deligitimization, and Demonization) litmus test for crossing the line between legitimate criticism...

  • Israel blasts Palestinians after accusations of organ-harvesting

    November 4, 2015 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected Palestinian allegations that Israel had recently harvested organs from Palestinians its forces had killed, condemning the charges as anti-Semitic.

    In a letter to British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, president of...

  • U.S. officials: Israel wants up to $5 billion in annual military aid

    November 4, 2015 | 1:43 pm

    Israel has made an initial request for its annual U.S. defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017, U.S. congressional sources said on Wednesday.

    Israel wants $5 billion per year in military...

  • Jordanian sheik clarifies: It’s ‘mandatory’ to kill Jews

    November 4, 2015 | 9:54 am

    A Jordanian sheik who said it is forbidden to kill Jews except in a time of war clarified his statements, saying that jihad against the Jews is a “mandatory duty.”

    In a video distributed Tuesday, Ali Al-Halabi said the Jews should be killed, but the Palestinians and the Arab...

  • Protesters rally against media coverage of Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    November 3, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    The offices of the Los Angeles Times were closed to the public Nov. 1, but that did not stop a group of about 40 demonstrators — many of them Jewish high-school students — from expressing their outrage at how the newspaper has been covering the recent wave of violence in Israel.

  • Israel returns bodies of Palestinian attackers

    November 2, 2015 | 8:43 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Thousands of Palestinian mourners filled the streets of the villages of Sair and Surif near the West Bank town of Hebron, which has become the focal point of Palestinian attacks on Israeli soldiers in the past month. The bodies...

  • All quiet in Jerusalem

    October 29, 2015 | 11:08 am

    This article orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    With large numbers of police on the streets of Jerusalem, attacks by Palestinians on Israelis have disappeared in the last week. The storm of violence centered on the city since the start of October appears to have moved its...

  • Bring Bill Clinton back to the Israeli-Palestinian peace table

    By Rob Eshman

    October 29, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Monday night in Beverly Hills, a dozen Israeli and American Jews gathered for a night of luxurious despair over the Middle East.

    We were at the sprawling midcentury-modern home of Aviv Giladi, the Israeli-born serial entertainment entrepreneur. Good wines and a bottle of...

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