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  • Israel, Palestinians play down talk of third intifada

    4 days ago

    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

    4 days ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Palestinian Perfidy at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: A direct assault on the core of Judaism

    July 9, 2015 | 1:43 pm

    The 39th UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) has just ended its ten day annual meeting, this year in Bonn, Germany. Once again,the Wiesenthal Centre was the only accredited Jewish NGO

    Since the Palestinians's admittance to UNESCO in November 2011 they have wreaked havoc, best...

  • Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

    June 29, 2015 | 9:17 am

    Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

    During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by...

  • Palestinians given more Temple Mount access during Ramadan

    June 16, 2015 | 8:23 am

    Hundreds of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza will be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount on Fridays during Ramadan.

    Israel’s Defense Ministry made the announcement on Tuesday, a day ahead of the start of the Muslim holy month. The Palestinians will also be allowed to...

  • Hamas gains in popularity in Gaza, West Bank since war with Israel

    June 9, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    The Islamist Hamas movement that dominates Gaza has gained in popularity among all Palestinians since last year's war with Israel, but most feel the devastation caused by the conflict outweighs its achievements, a new poll shows.

    Pollster Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Centre...

  • Hamas imposed taxes create new hardships for Palestinians in Gaza

    May 5, 2015 | 9:05 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Islamist Hamas, which controls the densely populated Gaza Strip, has added another burden to the lives of residents of Gaza with the introduction of new import taxes on items considered non-essential. The announcement has...

  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    April 28, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • 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...

  • No longer the UN, but UNAI – United Nations Against Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 24, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Israel is a leading country when it comes to women’s rights. There’s no doubt that the sky is the limit to all women here, and any woman can do and be anything her heart desires (under the limits of the still ongoing women discrimination worldwide.) If you look at our neighbors,...

  • Bereaved Israeli, Palestinian families talking — to each other

    March 18, 2015 | 3:10 pm

    Approximately 13 years ago, I sat in a room in a house in Finchley, North London, on a winter Shabbat afternoon, with approximately 30 other people. We had been invited to hear speakers from what was then a relatively unknown group called the Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF)....

  • Alternate perceptions and #TheDress

    March 18, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    At the end of February, I encountered #TheDress, the week’s highest trending hashtag on Twitter. I saw #WhiteandGold, wondering whether those who saw #BlueandBlack were in on a worldwide prank. Like many, I simply could not fathom how others could see otherwise. 


  • Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win

    March 18, 2015 | 10:49 am

    Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves towards statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election win.

    Netanyahu's surprise victory, after pledging in the final days of the campaign that there...

  • The five stones of truth

    March 16, 2015 | 11:43 am

    "Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine."   1 Samuel 17:40.

    Two armies faced each other more than two millennium ago. The Israelites were...

  • Police seize weapons in raid on West Bank settlement

    February 4, 2015 | 10:40 am

     Israel Police seized weapons and equipment from the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar.

    The items seized in a Tuesday night raid were to be used against Palestinians and Israeli military forces, police said, according to the Times of Israel. They included knives, saws, flammable...

  • Amid protests, Rivlin visits Hebron and Kiryat Arba

    February 2, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony for a new Jewish museum in Hebron amid protests.

    Speaking Monday at the Hebron Heritage Museum, which commemorates the 1929 riots in which Palestinians in the West Bank city killed dozens of Jews,...

  • Stabbing outside West Bank supermarket injures 2

    December 3, 2014 | 9:44 am

    A Palestinian teenager stabbed two people in a supermarket near an Israeli settlement in the West Bank on Wednesday and was shot by a security guard, police and an ambulance service said.

    "The terrorist was apparently neutralized. There are two wounded, in addition to the...

  • Israeli ambassador to the UN said “J’accuse” to the global community

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 25, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Israeli ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, slammed members of the UN for their hypocrisy and double standards regarding Israel. At the United Nation's annual commemoration of their vote on the partition of the British Mandate 67 years ago, as part of the international day of...

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