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  • ZOA to protest outside Hotel Shangri-La

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 21, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    In the wake of the recent jury verdict that found the Hotel Shangri-La and its owner, Tehmina Adaya, had illegally discriminated against a group of young Jews in 2010, the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is planning to hold a peaceful protest outside the...

  • Aly Raisman, after protest, wins bronze on balance beam

    August 7, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam after the U.S. lodged a protest against the original result.

    Raisman had finished fourth behind Catalina Ponor of Romania, who fell off the beam in the finals on Tuesday.  Following the Americans’ protest,...

  • Protesters torch National Insurance Institute branch

    July 16, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Protesters set fire to a branch of Israel’s National Insurance Institute in solidarity with a man who set himself alight the previous night.

    The vandals set fire to the NII branch in Ramat Gan Sunday night following a rally in Tel Aviv to support Moshe Silman, who poured gasoline on...

  • Syria reportedly moving chemical weapons

    July 13, 2012 | 10:21 am

    U.S. officials are warily watching as Syria begins moving undeclared chemical weapons out of its storage facilities.

    Syria’s Assad regime may be preparing to use the weapons against rebels fighting its control, or may be moving them to safeguard them against opponents and to...

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  • Palestinians take anti-Oslo protest to Abbas

    July 3, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Hundreds of demonstrators marched on the offices of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to protest against diplomatic contacts with Israel and to denounce police violence at a previous rally.

    Chanting for an end to the Oslo accords, which were meant to pave the...

  • Russia says downing of Turkish plane not provocation

    June 26, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    Russia said on Tuesday Syria’s shooting down of a Turkish warplane should not be seen as a provocation and warned world powers against using the incident to push for stronger action against Damascus.

    It was Moscow’s first reaction to Friday’s downing of a Turkish military aircraft...

  • Haredim hold prayer protest of draft

    June 25, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Thousands of haredi Orthodox held a prayer rally to protest the forced enlistment of yeshiva students.

    The early Monday morning demonstration by men, women and children was organized by the Eda Haredit organization in Jerusalem. Participants reportedly read psalms and lamentations....

  • Report: Top Syrians ready to flee

    June 22, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Syrian regime officials reportedly are setting up escape and defection routes.

    The British Daily Telegraph on Friday quoted U.S. officials as saying that officials in dictator Bashar Assad’s inner circle have contacted figures in the opposition and Western governments and have begun...

  • Vote result delay frays Egyptian nerves

    June 21, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt’s presidential election on Thursday, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.

    Thousands of protesters gathered for a third day...

  • Israel’s West Bank plans stir U.S. furor, settlers’ ire

    June 7, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Israel’s government coupled its compliance with a Supreme Court order to remove buildings from a neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement with the announcement of new construction in several West Bank areas.

    The latter action drew a sharp rebuke from the United States...

  • Pro-Palestinian protests mar Israel celebration in Melbourne

    June 7, 2012 | 10:16 am

    A crowd of angry pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Melbourne marred the annual celebration of Israel’s independence.

    Attendees at Tuesday night’s high-profile gathering of politicians, diplomats, bureaucrats and Jewish leaders were forced to walk past the 100-strong crowd that was...

  • Ulpana activists begin march to Jerusalem

    June 4, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Hundreds of settlement activists began marching Monday from the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank toward Jerusalem.

    The protest march is against plans to raze five apartment buildings in Ulpana, which are on land claimed by Palestinian...

  • Thousands in Istanbul rally against Israel

    June 1, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Thousands of Turks in Istanbul rallied against Israel Thursday, marking the second anniversary of an Israel Defense Forces raid on the Mavi Marmara ship that was part of a flotilla that claimed to be carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

    Israel had determined that the flotilla was...

  • Second anti-migrant demonstration in Tel Aviv turns violent

    May 30, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    For the second time in a week, an anti-migrant demonstration in south Tel Aviv turned violent.

    A small group of protesters verbally attacked an Israeli of Ethiopian descent who passed by Wednesday night’s demonstration; one protester hit him. Five protesters were arrested for...

  • Tel Aviv protest against African migrants turns violent

    May 23, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    A demonstration in south Tel Aviv against illegal African migrants turned violent.

    More than a thousand protesters gathered Wednesday in the Hatikvah neighborhood carrying signs reading “South Tel Aviv a refugee camp” and “Infiltrators, leave our home.”

    Protesters attacked African...

  • Tel Aviv U. students marking Nakba face counter protest

    May 14, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Students at Tel Aviv University who marked Nakba Day with a ceremony were met with a counter demonstration.

    Campus employees and other students protested the ceremony Monday marking what the Arabs call the “catastrophe”—the date on the Gregorian calendar when Israel achieved...

  • Israelis protest new government

    May 9, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated against the new coalition government.

    More than 1,000 protested in Tel Aviv, and hundreds in Jerusalem, against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition Kadima Party. A protest also was held in Beersheba.

    Former...

  • Students stage walkout protest of Oren’s GW speech

    May 1, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    A group of protesting students silently walked out of a speech by Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, at George Washington University.

    Near the beginning of the speech Monday night in Washington, more than a dozen students walked out of the room, with one holding a sign that...

  • Report: Roadside bomb kills 10 Syrian security personnel near Golan

    April 20, 2012 | 8:18 am

    Ten Syrian security personnel were killed on Friday in a roadside bomb planted by “terrorists” in Sahm al Golan village in the southwest of the country, state television said.

    It said that the bomb weighed 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds) but gave no other details.

    This comes as the...

  • ‘Fly-in’ activists draw swastika in holding cell

    April 17, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Two activists who arrived in Israel as part of the pro-Palestinian “fly-in” protest drew a large swastika on the wall of their holding cell.

    The activists, who were deported Monday, were from France and Spain.

    The swastika was drawn two days before the country marks Yom Hashoah, or...

  • Palestinians protest Israeli settlement building to Security Council

    April 10, 2012 | 10:48 am

    The Palestinians have sent a letter of protest against Israeli settlements to the United Nations Security Council.

    The letter sent Monday by Palestinian U.N. observer Riyad Mansour accused Israel of being insincere in its claims to be ready to make peace with the Palestinians,...

  • Israel preparing for protest ‘fly-in’

    April 10, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Up to 2,500 people are expected to arrive in Israel on what is being called a “fly-in” protest.

    Part of the “Welcome to Palestine” campaign, the activists from around the world plan to arrive Sunday and declare their intention to travel to the West Bank to highlight the fact that...

  • When A Teenager Buys Iced Tea and Ends Up in a Grave

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    April 4, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    No greater tragedy can befall parents than having to bury a child. This is especially true when the child is killed and a perpetrator gets away with it. In this sense no American can but feel the double pain of the parents of Trayvon Martin.

    On the other side of the equation,...

  • Anti-Israel Israelis?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 4, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad, was one of the 1027 prisoners who were released for the return of Gilad Shalit. On February 16th, she was arrested again, for being recognized as a potential threat to the safety of Israel. Following her arrest, she went on a fast for...

  • Tunisia’s Jews keep wary eye on political developments

    April 3, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Tucked on a quiet side street blocks from the Mediterranean Sea, the last kosher restaurant in the Tunisian capital is a thriving center of Jewish tradition in a country of 10 million with nearly an entire Arab and Muslim population. Yet Jacob Lellouche, who has owned and operated...

  • France warns pro-Palestinian activists against West Bank trip

    April 2, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    France urged pro-Palestinian activists, who plan to visit Bethlehem this month in solidarity for residents of the occupied West Bank, to avoid joining the operation given there was a high risk of being detained or turned back by Israeli authorities.

    About 1,200 Palestinian...

  • Palestinian woman deported to Gaza after ending hunger strike

    April 2, 2012 | 12:05 am

    A Palestinian woman jailed in Israel who ended a 43-day hunger strike was deported to the Gaza Strip.

    Hana Shalabi, a member of Islamic Jihad, agreed March 29 to end her hunger strike and be freed in exchange for spending the next three years in Gaza.

    The Palestinian Ma’an news...

  • Israel kills Gazan gunman along tense border

    April 2, 2012 | 12:00 am

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian gunman suspected of trying to plant explosives beneath a fence at the border with Gaza, the Israeli military said on Sunday.

    Soldiers on Sunday recovered the remains of the gunman alongside an assault rifle, a statement from the Israeli...

  • Palestinian protester killed, dozens arrested and injured on Land Day

    March 30, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Israeli security forces shot dead one man in the Gaza Strip on Friday, medics said, and clashed with Palestinian stone-throwers around Jerusalem during “Land Day” rallies that turned violent.

    Border police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades at crowds of Palestinian...

  • Palestinian held by Israel ends fast, eyes Gaza exile

    March 29, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    A Palestinian woman on hunger strike in protest at her detention without charges by Israel will be deported to the Gaza Strip under a deal ending her fast, boths sides said on Thursday.

    Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad militant group, stopped taking food after Israeli...

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