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  • Egypt’s Morsi defies army as it plots future without him

    July 2, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution.

    In a defiant midnight television address responding to military demands...

  • As protests rock Turkey, Israel watches with ambivalence

    June 18, 2013 | 10:19 am

    As the budding protest movement in Turkey against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan struggles to gain a foothold, Israel is watching the developments with some measure of ambivalence.

    On the one hand, Erdogan has led Turkey away from a close alliance with Israel, using his...

  • Turkish police battle protesters in Istanbul square

    June 11, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.

    The governor of Istanbul went on television to...

  • Small Charedi protest, no Torah allowed at Women of the Wall service

    June 9, 2013 | 6:10 am

    Hundreds of protesting Charedi Orthodox youth did not prevent or significantly disturb the Women of the Wall’s monthly service at the Western Wall.

    The women were not, however, able to read from a Torah scroll during the service as planned.

    Sunday’s service, which – according...

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  • Charedim called on to protest Women of the Wall Torah reading

    June 6, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Women of the Wall said it will read from a Torah scroll at its upcoming service at the Western Wall.

    Meanwhile, several leading Charedi Orthodox rabbis called on Charedi men to gather Sunday for a mass prayer opposite the group’s service that included an admonition against...

  • Defiant Erdogan denounces riots in Turkish cities

    June 3, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Anti-government protesters responsible for Turkey's worst riots in years are "arm-in-arm with terrorism," Prime Minister Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, in a defiant response to four days of unrest in dozens of cities across the country.

    Hundreds of police and...

  • Propaganda lies in a disguise

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 21, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Muhammad al-Durrah, the little boy who became the symbol of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, is returning to the headlines after a decade. A photo of him, crying, leaning against a wall with his father trying to protect him from the fire of IDF soldiers, was taken on September 30th 2000...

  • State, Religion, and Women of the Wall- an Interview with MK Stav Shaffir

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 14, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    On March 11, first time MK (Member of the Knesset,) Stav Shaffir (27) from Ha'Avoda (labor) party, joined the Women of the Wall in prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. With threats from several Orthodox groups, and attempts for arrests by the police, they welcomed the new "Rosh...

  • Israeli boy, soldiers injured during Land Day protests

    April 1, 2013 | 5:42 am

    An Israeli boy and several Israeli soldiers were injured during Israeli-Arab and Palestinian protests marking Land Day.

    The protests Saturday mark the deaths of six Galilee Arabs during 1976 riots over government land confiscations in northern Israel, dubbed Land Day.

    Thousands...

  • Israeli girl, 3, injured after car hit with rocks in West Bank

    March 14, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    A 3-year-old Israeli girl is in critical condition after a car accident in the West Bank caused by rocks thrown by Palestinians.

    A car driven by a woman and her three young daughters veered off course Thursday night after being hit by a rock, crashing into a truck or bus, Haaretz...

  • Riots break out in Jerusalem, West Bank over Palestinian prisoners

    February 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.

    Several dozen Palestinians began hurling rocks at troops stationed outside the Mugrabi Gate after Friday prayers, Ynet reported...

  • One dead, dozens hurt as police clash with Egypt protesters

    February 1, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    At least one protester was shot dead and dozens wounded on Friday when riot police clashed with demonstrators demanding the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, witnesses said.

    Youths threw petrol bombs and shot fireworks at the outer wall of Morsi's Cairo presidential...

  • Egyptian protesters defy curfew, attack police stations

    January 28, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.

    At least two men died in overnight...

  • Palestinians erect outpost in E1 area

    January 11, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Palestinian residents erected an outpost in the E1 area east of Jerusalem.

    According to Ynet, approximately 200 Palestinians erected about 50 tents in the area in response to plans announced by the Israeli government in November to build settlements along the E1 corridor which...

  • Social protest leaders hope to shake up Israel ballot

    January 3, 2013 | 9:48 am

    They are young and they are driven. They got half a million Israelis out on the streets demanding social justice. Now they want their votes.

    The leaders of a grassroots social protest movement that swept Israel in 2011 have shot to the top of a rejuvenated Labor party that polls...

  • Egypt’s opposition protests draft constitution

    December 9, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohammed Morsi cancelled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

  • Egyptian protesters penetrate barrier at Morsi’s palace

    December 7, 2012 | 9:35 am

    Egyptian protesters broke through a barbed wire barricade keeping them from the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday and some climbed onto army tanks and waved flags.

    Up to 10,000 protesters had been penned behind the barrier, guarded by tanks that were deployed on Thursday...

  • Protests after “Pharaoh” Morsi assumes powers in Egypt

    November 23, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

    Police fired tear gas near Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni...

  • Rallies across U.S. supporting Israel’s right to defend itself

    November 20, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Israel solidarity rallies are scheduled for New York and venues across the United States.

    Meanwhile, on Sunday in Los Angeles, some 1,400 demonstrators voiced their support for Israel's right to defend itself and its ramped-up operation against escalated rocket attacks on its...

  • Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of people protested in Egyptian cities on Friday against Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Egypt's president pledged to support the Palestinian enclave's population in the face of "blatant aggression."

    Western governments are watching Egypt's response to the Gaza...

  • Anti-Israel protest outside of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 16, 2012 | 1:05 am

    On Nov. 15, at approximately 4:30 p.m., more than 100 people took to the streets in West Los Angeles to express their solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The protest was a response to the escalation of recent attacks between the Palestinian militant Hamas group and the...

  • Iranian police clash with protesters over currency plunge

    October 3, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Riot police clashed with demonstrators and arrested money changers in Tehran on Wednesday in disturbances over the collapse of the Iranian currency, which has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

    Police fired tear gas to disperse the...

  • Ahmadinejad calls ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film an Israeli plot

    September 21, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday produced another anti-Israel conspiracy theory by saying the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which has been linked to protests throughout the Arab world, was a plot by the Jewish state to “divide [Muslims] and spark sectarian conflict,”...

  • Clinton forms panel to investigate Benghazi attack

    September 20, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she was forming a panel to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. officials.

    The panel, whose creation is generally required by...

  • In anti-Islam movie furor, fears that a filmmaker’s lies have legs

    September 16, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    There was no Israeli-American real estate developer named Sam Bacile, and the 100 Jews he claimed had financed his anti-Islam film were fictitious as well.

    Both fabrications were offered to the media apparently to hide the true identity of the Egyptian Christian from Southern...

  • Israel wary as protests engulf Muslim countries

    September 14, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Israel stepped up security after a controversial American film, “Innocence of Muslims,” sparked protests at U.S. embassies in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Sudan, as well as violence in Lebanon. In Libya, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats were...

  • Palestinian PM responds to unrest with economic program

    September 11, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the key target of nine days of socio-economic protests throughout the West Bank, responded on Tuesday to some of the demands that have been prominent during the course of demonstrations that have become increasingly violent in recent days....

  • In Rachel Corrie suit dismissal, one small question is key

    August 28, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The verdict by an Israeli court in the case of Rachel Corrie, an American activist killed in Gaza by an Israeli military bulldozer in 2003, may have captured international attention and touched on a range of ethical issues at the center of Israel’s military operations. 

    But at...

  • Israel denies pro-Palestinian activists entry to West Bank

    August 27, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Pro-Palestinian activists were denied entry into the West Bank from Jordan by Israeli authorities.

    Approximately 100 members of the Welcome to Palestine movement attempted to cross into the West Bank on Sunday via the Allenby Bridge.

    The activists said they were carrying one ton of...

  • ZOA calls off Hotel Shangri-La protest after ‘concessions’ from owner

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 24, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    On Tuesday, Aug. 21, the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) sent out a notice that it was planning a protest Sunday, Aug. 26, in front of the Hotel Shangri-La to “express outrage” following a recent jury decision that found the hotel and its owner had...

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