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  • UN’s Ban: ‘Frustration’ is to blame for Palestinian violence against Israelis

    January 26, 2016 | 11:42 am

    Palestinian violence against Israel is a result of Palestinian “frustration” over “a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

    Ban called on Israel to freeze building in the settlements and to apply...

  • 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...

  • Temple Mount: The right thing or the smart thing?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 27, 2015 | 3:43 am

    If you are eagerly waiting for the video cameras to be installed on the Temple Mount, as Israel and Jordan agreed to do recently, in the hope that this act will help restore law and order at the holy site — don’t hold your breath. 

    First, because the cameras have not yet been...

  • UNRWA staff sanctioned for inciting violence against Jews

    October 23, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    Several employees of the United Nations agency handling Palestinian refugees were punished for disseminating content that promoted violence or anti-Semitism, a UN official said.

    The punishments, which included suspension and loss of pay “in a number of cases so far,” were made...

  • Key House panel unanimously votes to condemn Palestinian incitement

    October 23, 2015 | 2:15 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously called on Palestinians to end incitement against Israel.

    The non-binding resolution passed Thursday after a hearing on Palestinian incitement says “the Palestinian Authority has not fully lived up to its...

  • Letters to the editor: BDS and David Myers, Israel’s future, Ben Carson and guns

    October 21, 2015 | 10:51 am

    BDS: Anti-Semitic or Strategic?

    David Myers’ article acknowledges a number of important points about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, but misses the big picture (“Another Way to Think about BDS,” Oct. 16).

    Myers correctly states that while some BDS activists are...

  • Prominent Arab-Israeli news anchor slams Palestinian leaders

    October 15, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    Arab-Israeli news anchor Lucy Aharish isn’t afraid to take on both sides of her fraught identity. She has spoken out against the racism that Palestinians face in Israeli society as well as against Palestinian violence.

    Aharish, 34, was interviewed on Tuesday on...

  • Palestinian security forces work to limit confrontations with Israel

    October 15, 2015 | 8:52 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered his security forces to prevent demonstrators from clashing with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Security officials told The Media Line that Abbas has ordered security...

  • A wave of Palestinian violence: Why now? To what end?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 6, 2015 | 1:17 am

    A longer article on the Israel-Palestine situation will be posted tomorrow, but in the meantime, here are some essential comments to get you through the day:


    Don't underestimate the weather.

    It is supposed to rain on Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Rain is good. It is good...

  • Israeli dies from wounds in West Bank shooting

    June 30, 2015 | 9:32 am

    One of four Israelis shot in the West Bank on Monday by a suspected Palestinian gunman has died of his wounds in hospital, officials said on Tuesday.

    The night-time attack on a road outside a Jewish settlement was not claimed by any Palestinian faction. Israeli officials said it...

  • Obama: Helping terror go nuclear

    November 21, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun. Congress showed...

  • Israeli soldier and woman stabbed to death by Palestinians

    November 10, 2014 | 8:38 am

    An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to crush "terror being...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will react firmly to recent Palestinian violence [VIDEO]

    March 23, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel will react firmly, responsibly and wisely to a recent wave of Palestinian violence.

    “The government, the Israel Defense Forces, and the Israeli public has an iron will to defend the country and its citizens,” Netanyahu...