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  • Voices of Six-Day War haunt us decades later

    By Tom Tugend

    3 weeks ago

    The focus of the Israeli film “Censored Voices” is an aged, rapidly spinning, reel-to-reel tape recorder.

    From the recorder emerge the voices of young Israelis just returned home to their kibbutzim after fighting and miraculously triumphing in the Six-Day War of 1967.

    But their...

  • Gallup poll: Growing number of Palestinians believe in ‘armed struggle’ against Israel

    3 weeks ago

    Nearly one-third of Palestinians believe in “armed struggle and military solutions” to the conflict with Israel, an increase from two years ago.

    The percentage of Palestinians who said they believe in the violent means rose to 32 percent from 25 percent in 2013, according to a ...

  • Changing the status quo in Jerusalem?

    November 5, 2015 | 9:25 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    After more than a month of violent Palestinian attacks that have killed 11 Israelis, and the deaths of at least 75 Palestinians in both attacks and clashes with Israeli troops, Palestinians insist that Israel wants to change the...

  • Joseph’s Tomb repaired in nighttime operation

    November 3, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Joseph’s Tomb, which was firebombed and vandalized two weeks ago, was repaired in a nighttime operation near the West Bank city of Nablus.

    The site was cleaned and painted, the grave marker was restored and the marble covering of the tomb was replaced, according to reports.

  • On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet — and some hard questions

    November 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israeli flags.

    Like the Israeli government, the protesters, who convened outside at the urging of Dutch Jewish and...

  • Palestinians criticize Temple Mount surveillance plan

    October 26, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Palestinian officials are opposing a plan to install 24-hour surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount.

    Several Palestinian leaders criticized the proposal on Monday, Bloomberg News and Reuters reported.

    “The placement of cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is not only a...

  • Arab citizens of Israel feel tensions

    October 26, 2015 | 8:54 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    This weekend, Israel’s security services went on high alert as rumors spread that an Israeli soldier had been kidnapped near Israel’s border with Syria. When the gag order was lifted, it turned out that a 23-year-old Arab...

  • Netanyahu, Kerry at Berlin meeting call for end to incitement

    October 22, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Berlin called for an end to incitement to violence against Israelis.

    Netanyahu singled out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for blame.

    “I think it’s time for the...

  • Willful denial fueling conflict in Israel

    October 21, 2015 | 9:12 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, not Adolf Hitler, was the architect of the Holocaust which killed six million Jews, Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at the World Zionist Conference this week. The statement elicited a storm of...

  • Bring Struggle for Western Wall, Cave of the Patriarchs, and Rachel’s Tomb to UNESCO’s Sponsors

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 20, 2015 | 11:32 pm

    • UNESCO corporate and governmental sponsors need to publically distance themselves from UNESCO as it erases Jewish history
    • Sponsors include Google, Panasonic, A&E, Germany, Smithsonian, EarthWatch and others (list of UNESCO World Heritage Partners)
    • Hijaking of UNESCO's...
  • U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon comes to Israel in bid to calm tensions

    October 20, 2015 | 9:11 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has come to Israel in an effort to tamp down the current wave of violence.

    The hastily arranged visit has Ban meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with Palestinian...

  • The ‘Tweetifada’ hits Facebook with graphic videos of violence

    October 15, 2015 | 9:33 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Facebook feeds of Israelis and Palestinians are being swamped with videos claiming to offer the “truth” of the series of Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis that have left seven Israelis and 32 Palestinians dead this month....

  • Israel announces new measures to stop Palestinian attacks

    October 14, 2015 | 10:09 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Under pressure to stem attacks by Palestinians on Israeli citizens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved plans to boost police numbers with the deployment of soldiers in Israel’s cities and to increase security...

  • 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...

  • Third intifada? The Palestinian violence is Israel’s new normal

    October 13, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Israelis have become accustomed to dismal news in the past few weeks – mornings and evenings punctuated by stabbings, car attacks and rock throwing.

    The cycle of random violence has left dozens of Israelis and Palestinians dead, and many fearing the worst: The start of a third...

  • I’m done apologizing!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 13, 2015 | 8:23 am

    Every time a wave of terror washes Israel, incitement fills the media, social and traditional. This time around, however, it's worse than ever. This time around, the terrorists are acting in a way that easily appears as if they are "lone wolves" who acted spontaneously in a moment...

  • Israel, Palestinians play down talk of third intifada

    October 6, 2015 | 10:35 am

    The entrances to Jerusalem's walled Old City are sealed off by Israeli police and the streets of East Jerusalem are littered with barricades, burning trash and the detritus of battles between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli forces.

    The scenes after 10 days of violence in...

  • Abbas tries to lower tensions with Israel

    October 6, 2015 | 9:34 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas took steps to tamp down growing attacks on Israelis in both the West Bank and Jerusalem, telling a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that he does not want violent...

  • Palestinians split on two-state solution

    September 21, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Palestinians are divided in their feelings on a two-state solution with Israel, while 42 percent believe that armed action is the best way to achieve a state, a new poll found.

    The survey conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research found that a slight...

  • Four Israeli policemen injured in Jerusalem shooting, riots

    September 18, 2015 | 9:24 am

    Four Israeli officers of the police’s Border Guard sustained were injured from gunshots and firebombs hurled at them by Palestinian rioters in Jerusalem.

    The incident occurred on Friday at the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabl Mukabar after the conclusion of Friday prayers by...

  • Tensions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque spill over onto international stage

    September 17, 2015 | 10:18 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Following three days of clashes between Israeli security forces and Muslim demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the King of Jordan has warned Israel that its “provocation” is risking the relationship between the two...

  • Jerusalem tense after days of clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City

    September 16, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    For the past three years Shai, an ultra-Orthodox man wearing a black suit and black hat despite the oppressive heat, has lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, where his children study. Last month, he was walking on Shalshelet Street in...

  • Temple Mount raid finds Palestinian stockpile of rocks, firebombs

    September 15, 2015 | 7:29 am

    Israel Police said they uncovered Palestinian stockpiles of rocks, firebombs and pipe bombs on the Temple Mount aimed at disrupting Jewish visits to the holy site ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

    The police, using intelligence information from the Shin Bet security service, raided the...

  • Pallywood’s World of Lies

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 2, 2015 | 9:18 am

    This phenomenon is not new, but it seems like even nowadays, nine years after the documentary which officially exposed it was released, many people have still never heard of Pallywood.

    Pallywood, a portmanteau of "Palestinian" and "Hollywood", is a coinage that has been used...

  • Netanyahu to peace activists: Ready for negotiations without preconditions

    September 1, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with peace activists that he is prepared to continue negotiations with the Palestinians.

    “I am ready now to go to Ramallah or any other place in order to meet and hold direct negotiations without preconditions,”...

  • Hundreds of Palestinians riot following Israeli raid in West Bank

    September 1, 2015 | 9:54 am

    An Israeli soldier was wounded, possibly by friendly fire, during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians following an Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

    Israeli soldiers, as well as officers from the Shin Bet security service officers and Israel Police, came...

  • Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match

    August 31, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Israel will allow a soccer match in the West Bank between a Palestinian team and a squad from the United Arab Emirates.

    The Sept. 8 match at the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, will test Israel’s stated willingness to relax its travel restrictions on...

  • Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating

    August 18, 2015 | 11:57 am

    After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians.

    They’re just not the Palestinians you thought.

    After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal...

  • Palestinians offer to mediate Syria conflict

    August 11, 2015 | 9:13 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinian officials have met their Syrian counterparts as well as Syrian rebels in an effort to mediate a solution to the long-running civil war in Syria, Palestinian officials told The Media Line. The offer came after Saudi...

  • U.N. calls on Palestinians in Gaza to hand over Israeli nationals

    July 14, 2015 | 10:41 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Palestinians in Gaza to provide information about two Israelis believed to be held there.

    Ban on Monday also called for their prompt return to their families, The Associated Press reported.

    Ethiopian-Israel Avera Mengistu...

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