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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Syrians need us

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    It’s time for us to act for Syria.

    It’s been one year since the start of the Syrian revolution, and the organized Jewish community is still sitting on its collective thumbs, acting as if the turmoil is not its issue, and in any case, we can do nothing.

    It is, and we can.

    The...

  • Toulouse attack stuns French Jewish community

    March 20, 2012 | 11:04 am

    When Arié Bensemhoun, a Jewish community leader in Toulouse, woke up on March 20, he thought for a moment that the horrific shooting of three children and a rabbi at a local Jewish school might just have been a bad dream.

    Like others in the close-knit Jewish community in the...

  • How chutzpah changed the world

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 16, 2012 | 11:28 am

    What does being an Israeli mean? For many years, people have tried to name this “thing” that we, Israelis, have. What is that “quality”? Lacking a scientific definition, people had to come up with a Hebrew name for it. There is not a word in the English vocabulary that has the same...

  • Palestinian, 19, wounded during checkpoint protest

    March 5, 2012 | 10:24 am

    A Palestinian man was seriously wounded during a protest that became violent at a West Bank checkpoint.

    The 19-year-old Palestinian was struck in the head Monday by a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near Ramallah. He was taken to surgery and is in...

  • Palestinian Khader Adnan tests limits of Israel’s system of military detention

    February 21, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    As his weight dropped and his face grew gaunt, Khader Adnan became the latest Palestinian cause celebre.

    Israel arrested Adnan, a 33-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Arraba, on Dec. 17 and placed him in administrative detention. The former spokesman for the...

  • Military rulers spread fear throughout Egyptian media

    February 15, 2012 | 11:34 am

    The ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak one year ago was supposed to be the harbinger of an era of democracy, freedom, justice and, ultimately, freedom of press. But only a few days removed from the anniversary of Mubarak’s “departure,” journalists – foreign media and...

  • Soccer fans on the frontline of revolution

    February 8, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Sprinting down a side street in downtown Cairo, the group of young men are outrun by a hissing tear gas canister careening through the air, slamming into the ground beside them. They quickly raise their arms to their mouths in a futile attempt to avoid inhaling the gas. But one of...

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