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  • White House calls for fully restored status quo on Temple Mount

    October 8, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    The Obama administration condemned escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians and called for a full return to the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians,” White...

  • The terror attacks in Israel: A timeline of the escalating violence

    October 8, 2015 | 4:01 pm

    The past week has seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves.

    Sept. 9: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon outlaws the...

  • Clinton: Middle East peace almost impossible

    October 8, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday poured cold water on those eager to see the Israeli-Palestinian peace process renewed in the near future.

    Appearing at a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa,...

  • Netanyahu pins wave of attacks on incitement by Hamas, PA

    October 8, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and others for the recent wave of attacks on Israelis.

    At a news conference Thursday night broadcast nationally, Netanyahu said the past two days of terror attacks throughout the country were...

  • Netanyahu: No quick fix for latest ‘wave of terror’

    October 8, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday there was no quick fix for a spate of Palestinian "lone-wolf" attacks that the Jewish state has faced in recent days.

    Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and wounded near a military headquarters in Tel...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 8, 2015 | 9:34 am

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

  • Palestinian car-ramming attack injures 2 Israeli police officers

    October 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Two Israeli Border Police officers were injured when a Palestinian man rammed his car into a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem.

    The driver sped up as he approached the Maale Adumim checkpoint in an attempt to run down the security forces on Wednesday evening, police said in a statement.

    Israeli soldiers fired on and injured the driver, Channel 2 reported. The driver was taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.

    The ramming came at the end of a day marked by several Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets.

  • White House condemns violence in West Bank, Jerusalem

    October 7, 2015 | 1:35 pm

    The White House expressed deep concern on Wednesday about the escalating violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem and urged Israelis and Palestinians to restore calm after a spate of attacks.

    "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israelis and Palestinian civilians," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a news briefing.

    "We call upon all parties to take affirmative steps to restore calm and refrain from actions and rhetoric that would further inflame tensions in that region of the world."

  • Stabbing attack at Tel Aviv-area mall seriously injures Israeli man

    October 7, 2015 | 10:53 am

    An Israeli civilian was seriously injured in a stabbing attack at a mall near Tel Aviv by a Palestinian assailant.

    The attack at the main mall in Petach Tikvah took place on Wednesday evening. Police and mall security guards disarmed and subdued the alleged assailant, Israel’s...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

  • Netanyahu cancels German visit as Palestinian attacks surge

    October 7, 2015 | 9:45 am

    A suspected Palestinian militant stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, snatched his gun and was then shot dead by special forces on Wednesday, police said, as a surge of violence prompted Israel's prime minister to cancel a visit to Germany.

    Hours earlier, police said an...

  • Netanyahu and Abbas agree: Blame the UN

    October 2, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas took plenty of shots at each other.

    But in their dueling dueling speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian Authority president directed much of their fire at the same target: the assembled...

  • Abbas at UN: Palestinians no longer bound by accords with Israel

    September 30, 2015 | 11:06 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians are no longer bound by agreements with Israel, although he did not outline any plans to abrogate them.

    “We declare that as long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which renders us an...

  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    September 29, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.”

    The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday...

  • What’s behind Abbas’ dangerous religious war gambit?

    September 24, 2015 | 10:16 am

    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege of joining Sephardic Minyan at Judaism’s holiest site-the Western Wall on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. Wrapped in my white Kittel and Tallit, the minyan felt like a local call to heaven. Prayers for family, for good health, for friends in...

  • Vatican to raise its flag at United Nations for Pope’s visit

    September 21, 2015 | 9:35 am

    The Vatican flag will be raised for the first time at the United Nations on Friday morning ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the world body, the Holy See mission to the United Nations said on Monday.

    Pope Francis is due to address the United Nations in New York on Friday during his...

  • Israel cracks down on Palestinian stone-throwers

    September 21, 2015 | 9:00 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The death of an Israeli man in Jerusalem who lost control of his car after it was hit by a rock thrown by rioting Palestinians earlier this month, has sparked new efforts to crack down on stone-throwers.

    "Stones and firebombs are...

  • Violence has spiked in Jerusalem — here’s why

    September 21, 2015 | 8:40 am

    For Israelis, the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur have turned into days of violence. Unrest has swelled in Jerusalem following an Israeli ban on a protest group at the Temple Mount, the holy site known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif. The clashes have left...

  • Jerusalem mayor approves tougher measures on violent Palestinian protesters

    September 18, 2015 | 9:19 am

    The mayor of Jerusalem said police should use live ammunition on young Palestinian rock-throwers and firebombers in the city.

    In an interview with the Times of Israel Wednesday, Mayor Nir Barkat declared “war” on the Palestinian protesters and said Israel had been “too merciful”...

  • UC regents reject much-hyped ‘principles of intolerance.’ Napolitano: ‘More work needs to be done’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 17, 2015 | 5:40 pm

    After months of anticipation over whether the University of California’s Board of Regents would adopt a definition of anti-Semitism in the wake of several anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents across its campuses, the UC’s governing arm rejected a “Statement of Principles Against...

  • Protests greet Netanyahu on British visit

    September 9, 2015 | 9:19 pm

    Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and "Free Palestine" banners staged a noisy protest in central London on Wednesday against the two-day visit to Britain this week of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Minor scuffles with police broke out as they surged into the main...

  • After Iran deal, EU bids to restart Israel-Palestinian talks

    September 4, 2015 | 10:24 am

    Arab countries will join the Middle East Quartet in New York at the end of September to seek ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday, part of a new European diplomatic initiative.

    Encouraged by Europe's role in securing...

  • Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    September 3, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran is not about to go away.

    In the contemplative spirit of the Days of Awe, we...

  • Israel slams Palestinians’ push to fly their flag at U.N.

    September 1, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    Israel on Tuesday complained to the United Nations about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside full member states' at the world body's headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the U.N. by the Palestinian Authority."

    Currently, only member states' flags...

  • Lights on! Planned Palestinian city welcomes first ‘Rawabians’

    September 1, 2015 | 11:50 am

    Hanadi Abu Zahra turns on the tap in her kitchen and is elated to see the water flowing – something most new residents would take for granted even if they had not just moved into a brand new state-of-the-art apartment in a luxury building located in a development that has been the...

  • Debate rages over filmed confrontation between Palestinian activists and Israeli soldier

    September 1, 2015 | 9:12 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Images of an Israeli soldier grabbing a Palestinian child around the neck and pinning him to the ground, during an arrest in the West Bank have gone viral on the Internet. One version of the video, on the Tamimi Press Facebook page,...

  • FIFA’s Israel-Palestinian committee meets for first time

    August 26, 2015 | 9:55 am

    A new FIFA committee began its attempt to settle the dispute between the Israeli and Palestinian football federations when it met for the first time on Wednesday, soccer's world governing body said.

    The meeting was chaired by South African businessman and former political...

  • Palestinian detainee ends 65-day hunger-strike

    August 19, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial on Wednesday after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.

    Allan has sustained brain damage as result of his hunger strike and is hospitalized...

  • Spanish reggae festival changes tack, reinvites Matisyahu

    August 19, 2015 | 9:22 am

    A Spanish reggae festival, bowing to an international outcry, on Wednesday reversed its decision to cancel an invitation to American Jewish musician Matisyahu because he had failed to spell out his views on Palestinian statehood.

    The organizers of the Rototom Sunsplash festival...

  • Jewish groups protest cancellation of Matisyahu’s Spanish concert

    August 17, 2015 | 11:29 am

    Jewish groups protested on Monday after a Spanish reggae festival cancelled a concert by an American Jewish musician when he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood.

    Matisyahu, who fuses reggae, hip-hop and rock with Jewish influences in his...

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