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  • 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...

  • John Kerry and Mahmoud Abbas meet in Jordan

    February 22, 2016 | 8:28 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan called on the United States to ensure the viability of the two-state solution.

    The two leaders met Sunday in Amman, according to Palestinian reports.

    Kerry was in Amman...

  • Trump ‘neutral’ on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    February 18, 2016 | 10:46 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump refused to take a side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, maintaining a ‘neutral’ approach when asked about it on Wednesday.

    During a televised MSNBC town hall Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C., host Joe Scarborough asked the...

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  • Trump won’t take sides on Israel and the Palestinians

    February 18, 2016 | 8:50 am

    Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.

    Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nod, was asked at a town hall meeting in...

  • Home made guns add to Israeli security woes

    February 16, 2016 | 2:55 pm

    The gun that killed Hadar Cohen was not carried into the Palestinian territories through tunnels or smuggled past guards at a checkpoint. It was an improvised firearm, probably home made in a basement or kitchen somewhere in the West Bank.

    The 19-year old rookie border...

  • Merkel calls on Israel to take small steps toward two-state solution

    February 16, 2016 | 12:48 pm

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Israel to take small steps toward a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

    Merkel was speaking to reporters in Berlin at a news conference Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following a joint session of their two...

  • How Syria and natural gas are pushing Israel and Turkey back together

    February 16, 2016 | 9:02 am

    After years of false starts, Israeli negotiators went to Geneva last week for talks aimed at ending a long-running conflict with a regional adversary.

    It’s not the Palestinians. It’s Turkey.

    Once a key partner of Israel, Turkey in recent years has been a thorn in its side. It...

  • Anger can take Israel in the wrong direction

    By Uri Dromi

    February 10, 2016 | 1:29 pm

    The recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which took the life of a 19-year-old policewoman Feb. 3 in Jerusalem, has generated anger among Israelis. They demand that the government do something to stop these assaults. The question is: Do what?

    Unlike the First Intifada...

  • State Dept. denies Israeli TV report of Kerry plans to restart talks

    February 8, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    The U.S. State Department spokesman denied an Israeli television report that Secretary of State John Kerry had any plans to visit Israel in the near term to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

    “No plans by ‪@JohnKerry to travel soon to Israel,” John Kirby said Saturday on ...

  • Australian stationery chain recalling globes that excluded Israel, included Palestine

    February 4, 2016 | 12:20 pm

    An Australian stationery chain has recalled globes that omitted Israel, labeling its location Palestine.

    The globe, sold by the brand Typo, used a numbered key to label smaller countries in which a name could not fit. Israel is included in the number key, but Palestine is written...

  • France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken

    January 29, 2016 | 1:49 pm

    France will recognise a Palestinian state if a final push that Paris plans to lead for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians fails, its foreign minister said on Friday.

    U.S.-led efforts to broker peace for a two-state solution collapsed in April 2014 and since...

  • Civilians capture Palestinian teen after he stabs Israeli man

    January 28, 2016 | 12:48 pm

    A Palestinian teenager who critically injured a Jewish-Israeli man in a West Bank stabbing was chased down and captured by civilian bystanders.

    The victim, in his 50s, was rushed to an operating room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem from Givat Zeev, a settlement near...

  • 8 Hamas members missing in Gaza tunnel collapse

    January 27, 2016 | 1:24 pm

    Eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas have not been accounted for since an underground tunnel collapsed in Gaza.

    Rain and flooding caused the collapse of the tunnel, located near Jabaliya in northern Gaza, on Wednesday, various media outlets reported.

    “The...

  • Canada government to send ‘tough message’ to Israel as a ‘good friend’

    January 25, 2016 | 1:45 pm

    Canada's new Liberal government said on Monday it was delivering a "tough message" to Israel as a good friend after expressing concern about Israeli-Palestinian violence, Israeli settlements and unilateral Palestinian moves.

    The statement came a day after Foreign Minister...

  • In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel

    January 22, 2016 | 12:10 pm

    Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer.

    Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eight times for throwing rocks and organizing demonstrations, the first time when he was 14 years old....

  • 5 Palestinians reported injured from gunshots during Friday riots

    January 22, 2016 | 10:35 am

    Five Palestinians were wounded from gunshots fired at them by Israeli troops during riots in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said.

    In the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, witnesses told the Ma’an news agency that Israel Defense Forces troops on Friday shot and...

  • Airbnb slammed for West Bank settlement rentals

    January 20, 2016 | 3:44 pm

    Palestinian leaders and their supporters are criticizing Airbnb for allowing West Bank settlement homeowners to lease their homes as vacation rentals through the website.

    Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat sent a letter to the company’s CEO last week demanding it stop doing...

  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 15, 2016 | 12:19 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 14, 2016 | 11:45 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Largest society of US historians rejects anti-Israel resolution

    January 11, 2016 | 10:04 am

    The largest society of historians and history professors in the United States rejected a resolution condemning what it calls Israel’s restriction of Palestinians right to education in the West Bank and Gaza.

    The American Historical Association resolution, submitted by the...

  • Left-wing Israeli says he helps kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews

    January 8, 2016 | 11:59 am

    A prominent Israeli campaigner for Palestinian rights was recorded saying that he helps Palestinian authorities find and kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews.

    The recording was aired Thursday by the television program Uvda of Israel’s Channel 2. In it, Ezra Nawi, a Jewish...

  • Israeli soldiers shoot dead four Palestinian attackers in West Bank

    January 7, 2016 | 1:59 pm

    Israeli security forces on Thursday shot dead four Palestinians who launched two separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank, the military said, as a surge in street violence entered its fourth month.

    The first attack occurred at Gush Etzion Junction, the scene of many similar...

  • Israeli reservist stabbed in West Bank, assailant killed

    January 5, 2016 | 11:01 am

    An Israeli reserve duty soldier was wounded and his Palestinian assailant was shot and killed in a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

    On Tuesday, the attacker exited his car at the Gush Etzion traffic junction in front of the Alon Shvut settlement where a group of soldiers were...

  • Israel charges two over arson attack that killed Palestinian family

    January 4, 2016 | 2:10 pm

    Israeli prosecutors filed murder charges on Sunday against a man and a minor for an arson attack in the West Bank that killed three members of a Palestinian family and helped fuel the fiercest eruption of street violence in years.

    The attack on July 31 killed 18-month-old Ali...

  • With gunman still at large, Tel Aviv streets go quiet

    January 4, 2016 | 10:22 am

    Until Friday, this city had been largely untouched by the recent wave of near-daily attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians.

    Several incidents had struck Tel Aviv — a soldier was stabbed with a screwdriver outside Israel Defense Forces headquarters in October and, the...

  • The Settler and the Stone Thrower

    December 29, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    I managed just a few words with Mohammed before the guards led him away. After I’d turned away for just a second, the only sound I could hear was the clink of his leg irons and he was gone.

    I’d come to attend Mohammed’s trial at a military court as part of an Israeli group to...

  • Islamic State leader threatens Israel, Jews

    December 28, 2015 | 10:36 am

    The leader of the Islamic State threatened Israel and Jews in a taped message that is said to be from him.

    “The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it. Not at all, Jews. We did not forget Palestine for a moment. With the help of Allah, we will...

  • 3 Israeli soldiers wounded in stabbing attacks, 2 Palestinian assailants killed

    December 27, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Three Israeli soldiers were wounded in stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and two Palestinian assailants were killed.

    Early Sunday morning a soldier, 21, was stabbed in the back near Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station, the Israel Defense Forces said. A security guard...

  • Israeli forces kill two Palestinian assailants

    December 26, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened violence showed no sign of abating.

    Since the start of October, Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at...

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