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  • Anger can take Israel in the wrong direction

    By Uri Dromi

    1 day ago

    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...

  • Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

    6 days ago

    Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority three bodies of terrorists who died in a Jerusalem shootout, in which they killed one soldier.

    The bodies of Ahmed Abu al-Ghub, Ahmed Zakarna and Mohammed Kamil from the Jenin area of the West Bank were given to Palestinian...

  • Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to end incitement.

    “They discussed concerns about the ‎situation on the ground, including the ongoing violence,” a State Department spokeswoman told JTA, describing...

  • Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist reportedly near death

    2 weeks ago

    A Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike in an Israeli jail for two months is near death, his attorney said.

    Muhammad al-Qiq is unconscious, on the verge of organ failure and could die at any minute, his attorney from the Palestinian Authority told the...

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

    3 weeks ago

    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....

  • Abbas nixes rumors about collapse of Palestinian Authority, his resignation

    January 6, 2016 | 2:03 pm

    The Palestinian Authority is not going to collapse, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said, addressing at least one report to the contrary.

    “The Palestinian Authority exists and it is here. It will be followed by a Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority is one of our achievements...

  • Report: Israel asks PA for help in capturing Tel Aviv shooter

    January 4, 2016 | 11:43 am

    Israel reportedly has turned to the Palestinian Authority for help in capturing the Arab-Israeli gunman who allegedly shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, and later killed a cab driver.

    Israeli officials, who suspect that Nashat Melhem, 31, of Arara, a village in Wadi...

  • Poll: Two-thirds of Palestinians support stabbings, reject two-state solution

    December 14, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    A growing majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza support an armed uprising against Israel, reject a two-state solution and want Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign.

    According to a poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

  • Israel seizes shipment of plush rock-throwing dolls

    December 8, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    Officials at the Haifa port seized a shipment of thousands of plush dolls with raised hands holding toy rocks.

    The shipment, from the United Arab Emirates, was on its way to the Palestinian Authority, according to the Times of Israel. The shipment’s paperwork said it was carrying...

  • Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

    November 27, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.

    The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of the PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported,...

  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 17, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • Abbas’ Fatah party blames Paris attacks on Israel

    November 16, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has blamed the terror attacks in Paris on Israel.

    Cartoons blaming Israel for the attacks were published on the party’s official Facebook page, Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday, one day after an Op-Ed in the...

  • Is Abbas responsible for inciting the terror in Israel?

    November 3, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of tampering with the status quo on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. He railed against Jews defiling the holy site with their “filthy feet.” He claimed, falsely, that Israeli security forces had killed a 13-year old Palestinian...

  • Response to David Suissa’s claim about terror

    October 26, 2015 | 10:03 am

    I wish David Suissa had reached out to me before he tried guessing at the motives behind the statement UC Irvine Hillel students released on the violence in Israel.  Though he says the statement put him to sleep, it was but one small, non-contextualized piece of a larger success...

  • Israeli gov’t minister says Abbas’ incitement reaches Hitler’s level

    October 19, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ incitement against Israel is on the same level as Adolf Hitler’s anti-Jewish propaganda, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    “The level and intensity of the incitement and the level of anti-Semitism is the same level as...

  • U.N. Security Council to discuss violence in Israel, West Bank

    October 16, 2015 | 9:34 am

    The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting on the spate of violence in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    The meeting, which diplomats told Reuters was called at the request of council member Jordan, is to include a briefing from the U.N....

  • Israel slams Palestinian Authority incitement

    October 14, 2015 | 9:39 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Jerusalem was quiet on Wednesday, a day after Palestinian attackers killed three Israelis and wounded more than 12 others. Police said that in the late afternoon, a young Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli policeman near...

  • U.N. set to approve Palestinian bid to fly flag at U.N. headquarters

    September 4, 2015 | 9:27 am

    The Palestinian Authority’s draft resolution for raising its flag at the U.N. headquarters will easily pass a vote by the U.N. General Assembly, diplomats said.

    Israel and the United States oppose the Palestinian Authority’s bid to have its flag at the United Nations headquarters...

  • France drops investigation into Arafat’s death

    September 2, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    French investigating magistrates have decided to drop an inquiry into the death in France of former Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleged he was poisoned, the prosecutors office said on Wednesday.

    A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that...

  • U.S. judge says Palestinian Authority must post bond in terrorism case

    August 25, 2015 | 11:02 am

    A U.S. judge ordered the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury's finding that they supported militant attacks in Israel.

    At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George...

  • Israel proposes 3G mobile network deal to Palestinians

    August 13, 2015 | 9:40 am

    Israel presented a proposal to the Palestinian Authority that could enable the opening of a long-awaited Palestinian 3G mobile network in the West Bank.

    Meetings held on Thursday had led to an agreement in principle and hinged on the Palestinians meeting Israeli conditions, said...

  • Palestinian unity government resigns

    June 17, 2015 | 10:32 am

    The Palestinian unity government between Hamas and Fatah has resigned and the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister has been asked to form a new government.

    Resignation letters were given to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday, the French news agency AFP...

  • Fatah official: Palestinian unity government on verge of collapse

    June 16, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    The Palestinians’ unity government forged last year between Hamas and Fatah will dissolve within the next 24 hours, a senior Palestinian official said.

    “The government will resign in the next 24 hours because this one is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    June 8, 2015 | 4:47 pm

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

  • Op-Ed: Time for a regional solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    June 8, 2015 | 1:02 pm

    In the last 48 hours, rockets from Gaza were again fired at innocent civilians. This cannot be tolerated. The Israel Defense Forces must respond swiftly and without hesitation. We, as the opposition, will support strong government action.

    Yet such action cannot stand alone. We...

  • Palestinians tackle green energy

    May 26, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time. The Palestinian Authority has approved a national plan to reach ten percent...

  • FIFA’s Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

    May 20, 2015 | 6:53 am

    The head of world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.

    After meeting Palestinian Authority President...

  • Blatter fears Israel vote could set dangerous precedent

    May 15, 2015 | 10:18 am

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is worried that a dangerous precedent will be set if the Palestinian Authority goes ahead and asks for a vote to suspend Israel at the annual Congress of soccer's governing body on May 29.

    Blatter, who is standing for re-election at the Congress, said...

  • Vatican officially recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in new treaty

    May 13, 2015 | 9:42 am

    The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, with an agreement on Catholic Church activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the Holy See said on Wednesday.

    The agreement "aims to enhance the life and activities of the...

  • On Independence Day, thousands of Arab-Israelis march for Palestinians’ right of return

    April 23, 2015 | 4:09 pm

    (JTA) — Several thousand Arab-Israelis at a protest march in the Galilee on Israel’s Independence Day commemorated Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948.

    Near Tiberias, the participants in Thursday’s March of Return, as organizers called it, carried Palestinian Authority flags...

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