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  • Israel Must Defeat the Palestinians

    1 week ago

    There is a recent controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's comments about ethnic cleansing in regards to the Palestinian leadership process on East Jerusalem and the territories. During the 46 years of my turbulent but interesting life, East Jerusalem was my...

  • Small majority of Israelis and Palestinians support a two-state solution

    August 22, 2016 | 11:01 am

    A new poll finds that only a small majority of Palestinians (51 percent) and Israelis (59 percent) support a two-state solution, meaning an independent Palestinian state next to Israel. There is a high level of distrust and fear on both sides and both sides believe there is little...

  • UNRWA’S dark agenda

    July 18, 2016 | 12:53 pm

    UNRWA was founded under UNGA Resolution 302 in 1949. Set apart from the UNHCR that deals with all the world’s refugees, UNRWA is unique and only deals with Palestine refugees. Its separateness and absurd definition of inherited refugee status is reminiscent of Augustine’s “eternal...

  • Moral people cannot support the Palestinians

    By Dennis Prager

    July 6, 2016 | 9:19 am

    I understand those who yearn for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. I do, too.

    I understand those who fear a bi-national Jewish-Palestinian state. I do, too.

    I understand those who wish Israel never came to rule over millions of Palestinians. I do, too.

    But there is...

  • How California’s anti-BDS bill became ‘no longer a pro-Israel bill’

    By Jared Sichel

    June 5, 2016 | 1:33 pm

    A growing split over Israel within the Democratic Party appears to be spilling over into the California legislature.

    Just three months ago, an anti-Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) bill being considered in Sacramento appeared to be on track to become a sure win for pro-Israel...

  • Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct talks, support French plan

    May 24, 2016 | 8:41 am

    The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister rebuffed the latest call by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for direct talks, opting instead to join a French-led multilateral peace initiative.

    “Time is short,” Rami Hamdallah said Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse....

  • Three Palestinians arrested in plan to carry out Passover attack

    April 26, 2016 | 9:59 am

    Three West Bank Palestinians, including two teenagers, were arrested for allegedly planning to carry out a Passover terror attack on Israelis.

    The three suspects from the Nablus area in the West Bank were arrested by the Shin Bet security service at an apartment in eastern...

  • Sanders: Netanyahu is ‘wrong on occasion’

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 18, 2016 | 9:28 am

    Bernie Sanders is not backing down on his claim that Israel used ‘disproportionate’ force against Hamas in the 2014 Gaza war.

    “You cannot ignore the needs of the Palestinian people,” Sanders said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” program on Sunday. “I think in the...

  • 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...

  • Thousands run Bethlehem marathon to protest Israeli restrictions

    April 1, 2016 | 1:56 pm

    More than 4,000 people participated in a Bethlehem marathon designed to highlight travel restrictions imposed on Palestinians by Israel.

    First conceived in 2013, the fourth annual “Right to Movement” marathon set out Friday from the Church of the Nativity past Israel’s security...

  • France presents proposal for peace summit to Israel, Palestinians

    February 16, 2016 | 12:30 pm

    France has presented Israel and the Palestinians with a proposal for an international peace conference.

    The French ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonnave, in a meeting Tuesday morning with the head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic office, Alon Ushpiz, disclosed...

  • Hamas announces its ‘heroes’ are digging new tunnels and ‘experimenting with rockets’

    January 29, 2016 | 11:36 am

    Palestinian “heroes” are digging tunnels to be used in future attacks on Israel, Hamas’ senior political leader said.

    At a funeral in Gaza City Friday for seven Hamas operatives killed when rain and flooding caused a tunnel they were working on to collapse, Ismail Haniyeh said...

  • Spain ‘deeply worried’ over Palestinian deaths from Israel’s use of force

    January 29, 2016 | 9:52 am

    Spain’s government expressed “deep concern at the loss of many dozens of lives” of Palestinians as a result of Israel’s “use of force” in response to attacks against its citizens.

    The statement Tuesday by the Spanish foreign ministry also said that Palestinian murders of Jewish...

  • European liberal left leaves Europe in decay, blames the victim for failed policies

    January 19, 2016 | 12:15 pm

    Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality and judgment.

    Israel has been hit by over a thousand terror attacks perpetrated by Palestinian Arabs in a four month period.

    With knifing, car...

  • When Palestinians kill

    January 19, 2016 | 9:58 am

    My current foray into Israeli-Palestinian coexistence efforts began a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2014, when a group of Israelis and Palestinians in Gush Etzion marked a joint day of fasting on the 17th of Tammuz, which fell that year during Ramadan. At the height of...

  • Israel sees 25 percent drop in terrorist attacks

    January 8, 2016 | 8:14 am

    The number of terrorist attacks on Israelis decreased significantly in December over the previous month, Israel’s security agency said.

    The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, recorded in December a total of 246 attacks by Palestinians on Israel compared to 326 in November, the...

  • Defiance among rogue settlers as Israel accuses Jewish youth of murder

    January 7, 2016 | 10:33 am

    The caves around this windy settler outpost, whose name is Hebrew for "Of Sound Mind", have served as places of meditation and prayer - and, according to Israel - staging ground for the worst Jewish militant attack on Palestinians in years.

    It was from Yishuv Hadaat, prosecutors...

  • Responding to Kerry article, Netanyahu blames Palestinians for lack of peace progress

    December 15, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Palestinians for the lack of progress toward peace in an apparent response to statements by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    “The time has come for the international community to understand that the reason there is no...

  • Obama calls on Israelis and Palestinians to ‘exercise restraint’

    December 14, 2015 | 9:33 am

    President Barack Obama, making a surprise address, told a Haaretz-sponsored conference in New York that Israelis and Palestinians must “exercise restraint.”

    “Inexcusable violence has taken too many lives — Israelis, Palestinians, Americans and others,” Obama said via...

  • In wake of stabbing, Palestinians and Jews clash in Hebron

    December 7, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Hours after a Palestinian stabbed a Jewish man in the already tense West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinians and Jews clashed violently there.

    In the aftermath of the stabbing Monday that left the Jewish victim critically wounded, dozens of Jewish residents marched in protest to...

  • Israeli government, military disagree over unrest

    December 1, 2015 | 8:58 am

    Two months into a wave of stabbings, shootings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis, gaps are emerging between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the military and intelligence chiefs over what is driving the violence.

    The rifts raise questions about whether the...

  • Iran’s Khameinei calls Paris attacks ‘blind terrorism,’ says Palestinians face ‘worst’ terrorism

    November 30, 2015 | 12:26 pm

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, called the recent Paris attacks that left at least 130 people dead “blind terrorism.”

    Khameini’s comments, released in a statement to “the youth in the Western countries,” were published Sunday by IRNA, the Iranian government’s...

  • Voices of Six-Day War haunt us decades later

    By Tom Tugend

    November 12, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    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

    November 9, 2015 | 10:53 am

    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...

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