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  • Netanyahu tells Knesset he’s prepared to take ‘brave steps’ for peace

    May 23, 2016 | 3:44 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he supports the establishment of a Palestinian state as long as it is demilitarized and recognizes Israel as a Jewish state.

    In a speech to the Knesset Monday, Netanyahu said he is prepared to take “brave steps” to achieve peace with...

  • Netanyahu supports 2-state solution, even with Lieberman in coalition, Israeli official says

    May 19, 2016 | 1:02 pm

    Responding to Palestinian condemnations of Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as Israel’s defense minister, an unnamed Israeli official said the government will continue to support the two-state solution.

    “If a coalition is formed, it’s important to note that both [Prime Minister...

  • Even Palestinian leaders want Jewish doctors

    May 18, 2016 | 11:40 am

    Many Palestinian leaders frequently, and in utmost secrecy, ferry their loved ones to receive medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. They do not tell their people and they do not tell the Arab world. But when they need medical care, they reach out for the best medical care in the...

  • Egypt’s Sisi lends backing to Israel-Palestinian peace efforts

    May 17, 2016 | 8:26 am

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised Israel on Tuesday warmer ties if it accepts efforts to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, urging its leaders not to waste an opportunity to bring security and hope to a troubled region.

    In an impromptu speech at an...

  • Sympathy for Palestinians over Israel up sharply among younger Americans, Pew study finds

    May 5, 2016 | 3:38 pm

    Democrats are more than four times as likely as Republicans to say they sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel, according to a survey published Thursday, and sympathy for the Palestinians among Americans overall is growing.

    Sympathy for the Palestinians is up most...

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces heat for UN resolution wavering

    April 28, 2016 | 2:02 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A set of Palestinian initiatives aimed at advancing policy through anti-Israel measures at international organizations, or using international forums, appear to be in disarray following a series of setbacks.

    Late last week,...

  • Netanyahu calls for ‘direct, bilateral negotiations’ with Palestinians

    April 28, 2016 | 9:11 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is ready to start “direct, bilateral negotiations” with the Palestinians.

    The invitation, which Netanyahu has repeatedly extended, was included in a statement issued Thursday by the Prime Minister’s Office under the heading “Israel’s...

  • Today’s peaceniks live with 60s envy

    By David Suissa

    April 27, 2016 | 10:30 am

    Not all demonstrations are created equal. Protesting for civil rights in the 1960s, for example, is not the same as protesting to “end the occupation” in 2016. The former was, literally, a black-and-white issue; the latter is anything but.

    The thing with demonstrations, though,...

  • Why did Bernie Sanders invoke the West Bank to make a point about poverty in Baltimore?

    April 25, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Bernie Sanders, campaigning this weekend in Baltimore ahead of Tuesday’s primary in Maryland, sounded familiar and poignant notes about American poverty, arguing that the United States, the world’s mightiest power, lags behind developing countries on a number of scales.


  • Sanders compares poverty in Baltimore to ‘Palestine’

    April 25, 2016 | 10:06 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a campaign stop in Baltimore compared poverty in areas of the city to conditions “in the West Bank in Palestine.”

    “Poverty in Baltimore, and around this country, is a death sentence,” Sanders, the Independent governor of...

  • Hamas says man who died from Jerusalem bus bombing wounds was the bomber

    April 20, 2016 | 3:26 pm

    Hamas said that a man who succumbed to wounds suffered in Monday’s bus bombing in Jerusalem was the terrorist who placed a bomb in the vehicle.

    On Wednesday, the terrorist group claimed in a statement that the bomber was a 19-year-old Palestinian from the al-Ayda refugee camp...

  • ‘Attack a civilian and you’re a terrorist; Attack a soldier and you’re an adversary’

    April 12, 2016 | 9:52 am

    An Israeli member of parliament (MK) triggered a torrent of criticism from fellow politicians in recent days when he refused to label a Palestinian who had stabbed an Israeli soldier as a terrorist. Palestinians could be expected to violently resist foreign military rule just as...

  • The Arab-Israeli conflict: Time to move on

    April 7, 2016 | 3:34 pm

    This article originally appeared on Ynetnews.com

    As a result of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, roughly 800,000 Jews were expelled from various Arab countries in which they had been living for generations. 

    Consequently, they were forced, like millions of other...

  • Some questions for Bernie Sanders on Israel and the Palestinians

    By Harold Brackman

    April 6, 2016 | 3:12 pm

    Bernie Sanders’ recent editorial board interview with the New York Daily News is creating quite a buzz.

    Those most immediately concerned may be the 20,000 Chase JP Morgan employees whose jobs in the greater Big Apple Sanders apparently is willing to hollow out of the core of its...

  • Navigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Airbnb

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 6, 2016 | 12:17 pm

    The first decision an adventurous traveler faces when seeking an Airbnb property in the West Bank is what to type in the search box: “West Bank”? “Judea and Samaria”? “Israel”? “Palestine”? The blinking cursor symbolizes the confusion and controversy surrounding the...

  • Bernie Sanders: Israel’s ‘positive’ U.S. ties hinges on bettering relations with Palestinians

    April 5, 2016 | 2:05 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Israel must improve relations with the Palestinians in order to maintain good relations with the United States.

    Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont who is mounting a strong challenge against Hillary Clinton, the...

  • Sanders says he opposes case against Israel at ICC

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 4, 2016 | 2:23 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed in length his policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during an editorial board meeting with the New York Daily News last Thursday, which its transcript was published on Monday.

    During the meeting, Sanders explained...

  • Soldier in West Bank shooting to face charges of manslaughter, not murder

    March 31, 2016 | 9:45 am

    The soldier caught on video shooting a supine Palestinian terrorist in the head will face charges of manslaughter, not murder, a military court decided.

    The military tribunal met on Thursday and made the determination, according to reports.

    The decision comes two days after the...

  • Why 3 videos of a West Bank shooting are roiling Israel

    March 28, 2016 | 10:44 am

    It began as an all-too-common story: A Palestinian assailant in the contested West Bank city of Hebron stabs and wounds an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces shoot him dead.

    Hours after the incident Thursday, a political and moral firestorm engulfed Israel. A video showed a soldier...

  • ISIS explains why it’s not attacking Israel — yet

    March 25, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    The Islamic State said in its weekly newspaper that it has not focused on attacking Israel because it does not believe the Palestinian cause is more significant than other issues affecting Muslims.

    According to the Times of Israel, which cited a translation by the Middle East...

  • New video of Hebron shooting suggests Israelis thought Palestinian had explosive vest

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    March 25, 2016 | 10:01 am

    In a newly public video that documents the scene of Thursday’s controversial shooting of a Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, an Israeli can be heard warning that the Palestinian may be wearing an explosive vest.

    Army Radio published the video on its website and Twitter feed on ...

  • When Brussels meant freedom from fear for an Israeli

    March 22, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    Growing up, trips to stay with my Jewish family in Brussels were a taste of freedom.

    In my native Israel, waves of Palestinian terrorist attacks kept me under constant maternal surveillance. Fear of regular bus bombings limited my excursions to biking distance.

    On the tranquil...

  • Joe Biden to AIPAC: Israeli, Palestinian apathy ‘incredibly disappointing’

    March 21, 2016 | 8:59 am

    Israelis and Palestinians must revive their will for peace, Vice President Joe Biden told AIPAC in a speech that earned thunderous applause for emotional expressions of affection for Israel and scattered boos for criticism of settlements.

    Biden’s speech Sunday night to the...

  • UC Regents prepare to vote on ‘Principles Against Intolerance,’ free speech and pro-Israel advocates collide

    By Jared Sichel

    March 19, 2016 | 12:20 pm

    Does the latest report on “Principles Against Intolerance,” written by top University of California officials, offer a balanced compromise that would protect Jewish students while safeguarding free speech?

    Or would it potentially chill free expression on campus and therefore...

  • Biden says his family was near scene of Tel Aviv attack

    March 9, 2016 | 2:01 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his wife Jill and their grandchildren were dining on a Tel Aviv beach when a Palestinian killed an American tourist with a knife and wounded 11 other people on the seafront "not very far" away.

    Since October, Palestinian stabbings,...

  • White House denies it will go public with outline for Israeli-Palestinian talks

    March 8, 2016 | 1:19 pm

    The White House denied a report that it was contemplating jump-starting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks by advancing its own solution.

    “There has been no change to our policy or strategy with regard to this issue,” a White House official told JTA, responding to a Wall Street...

  • Sanders: Israeli-Palestinian peace needed to end decades-long ‘hatred’

    March 8, 2016 | 9:47 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday pledged to make every effort to pursue peace between Israel and the Palestinians, although he seemed to imply that the existence of Israel may be the cause to “hatred and warfare” in the Middle East.

    Speaking at a...

  • Palestinian teen killed during alleged attack on Israeli soldiers reportedly was US citizen

    February 29, 2016 | 10:29 am

    The Palestinian teen shot dead as he allegedly attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint reportedly had dual American citizenship.

    Mahmoud Muhammad Ali Shaalan, 17, of Ramallah was killed Friday near the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    An unnamed Palestinian official said he had American citizenship, according to Reuters. Shaalan’s American citizenship has not yet been confirmed by U.S. officials.

  • Disputed territories – undisputed double standard

    February 24, 2016 | 4:06 pm

    With the latest paid anti-Israel screed carried by The Los Angeles Times accusing Israel of being an “Apartheid” state, among its other alleged crimes, and the  24/7 international focus on “Occupied Territories” in The Holy Land, we present some of the other areas around the world...

  • Full-page ad in L.A. Times calls Israel apartheid state; Variety previously rejected it

    February 24, 2016 | 3:51 pm

    On Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, The Los Angeles Times published a full-page ad sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation calling Israel an apartheid state and saying it distracts the public from human rights abuses; the same ad had been...

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