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  • Israel needs a bigger message

    By David Suissa

    1 day ago

    I’m repulsed by these anti-Israel groups on college campuses that pretend to care about oppressed people in the Middle East. They don’t. What they really care about is undermining Israel. Groups like Students for Justice in Palestine, for example, have no interest in engaging in a...

  • Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth’s death

    2 days ago

    Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.

    The prosecutors' decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew...

  • Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

    5 days ago

    Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.

    The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in Gaza....

  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    6 days ago

    An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks.

    Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping "until further notice" the work of Arab...

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  • Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements in the West Bank, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

    Jerusalem's municipal planning committee authorised 50 new...

  • Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

    1 week ago

    On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.

    The bloodstains had been washed away. But four memorial candles burned as about a...

  • With pro-Israel groups all but absent, UCLA student government endorses divestment

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    UPDATE, 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19: UCLA Chancellor Gene Block released a statement, which reads in part: "UCLA and the UCLA Foundation share the Board of Regents conviction that divestment decisions should not hold any one organization or country to a different standard than...

  • Timeline: Rising violence in Israel

    1 week ago

    Over the past several weeks, tension and violence have risen steadily in Jerusalem, culminating in Tuesday's attack on a synagogue in which four Israeli worshippers were shot and knifed to death by Palestinians assailants.

    Three of Tuesday's victims held joint Israeli-U.S....

  • Palestinians in West Bank show support for attacks against Jews

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Responding to Tuesday’s attack in a Jerusalem synagogue that took the lives of four Jews during morning prayers, some Palestinians in the West Bank say they believe it to be a “natural response” to recent events and the fault of...

  • Palestinian analyst: ‘Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood one in the same’

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite the formation of a national consensus government, Hamas has not only failed to reconcile with Fatah, but the Islamist group is also beset by an internal rift between a majority who follow the agenda of the Muslim...

  • Filmmakers on a mission to tell Palestinians’ stories

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A new generation of Palestinian filmmakers is intent on telling "the people stories you don't hear about" rather than staying true to form with films charged with political messages such as "Israel's Occupation" or "Nakba" (the...

  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in West Bank during rioting

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes with rioters near Hebron in the West Bank.

    Imad Jawabreh, 22, died in an Israeli hospital on Nov. 11 after suffering bullet wounds to his chest.

    He was one of about 150 Palestinian rioters who threw rocks and...

  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian as clashes flare in West Bank

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes on Tuesday in the West Bank, a day after Palestinian assailants fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier and a woman in attacks that raised fears of a new uprising.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would seek to crush...

  • Israel plans road construction in West Bank

    2 weeks ago

    The Israeli government has drawn up plans for some 185 miles of roads in the West Bank, largely for the benefit of Jewish settlers.

    The 44 proposed roads would connect Jewish settlements to each other and nearby Israeli cities, and their construction would require expropriating...

  • Palestinians clash with Israeli troops again over holy site

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinian protesters fought with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, the latest clashes in a fortnight of violence over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

    At the Qalandia checkpoint separating Ramallah from Jerusalem, troops fired rubber...

  • Israel allows transit of Gaza produce to West Bank

    3 weeks ago

    Israel on Thursday allowed Palestinian farmers to ship produce from the blockaded Gaza Strip to the West Bank, via Israeli territory, for the first time since 2007.

    Israeli authorities said such shipments, which they halted after Hamas Islamists seized the Gaza Strip seven years...

  • Three Israelis struck by car in West Bank

    3 weeks ago

    Three Israelis were wounded when they were rammed by a car in the West Bank on Wednesday, an ambulance service official said, the second such attack of the day.

    Zaki Heller of the Magen David Adom ambulance service said a vehicle drove into the three and they were being treated...

  • U.N. watchdog urges Israel to probe possible Gaza war crimes

    October 30, 2014 | 9:17 am

    Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes, a U.N. human rights watchdog said on Thursday.

    A panel of independent experts urged Israel to halt ...

  • Netanyahu fumes at ‘chickenshit’ slur

    October 29, 2014 | 10:05 am

    An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader – no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

    The American broadside, in an interview in The Atlantic...

  • New guidelines prevent Palestinian workers from riding Israeli buses

    October 27, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    New guidelines issued by Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon will prevent Palestinian workers from riding on Israeli public transportation in the West Bank.

    Under the new guidelines announced Sunday, all Palestinian workers must return to the West Bank through one crossing, the...

  • Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes

    October 27, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington.

    The ultranationalist Jewish...

  • Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

    October 24, 2014 | 10:57 am

    A Palestinian teen was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said.

    Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in...

  • The West Bank and Gaza: Give economics a chance

    October 22, 2014 | 4:53 pm

    In the wake of this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, it is evident that neither party achieved its military or political objectives. And while a cease-fire is currently in place, fundamental steps to resolve the conflict aren’t on the agenda. Given a history of costly and...

  • Should Israel stay or withdraw from the West Bank?

    By Uri Dromi

    October 20, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Originally published in The Miami Herald

    Sixty years ago the Algerians revolted against the French who had ruled them for more than 120 years. On November 1, 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN), the leading Algerian underground, issued a proclamation calling upon the French...

  • Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank, medics say

    October 16, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters.

    Bahaa Badr, 13, was shot in the chest as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the dividing line with Israel and were pelted with stones by local...

  • The fourth Gaza War: 5 predictions

    By Rob Eshman

    October 14, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Now that the international donor conference on behalf of Gaza has wrapped up in Cairo, it is time to make predictions about the next Gaza War.

    1. First, let’s try to guess when it will begin. The first Gaza War ran from December 2008 to January 2009, lasting three weeks. The...

  • Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

    October 14, 2014 | 10:47 am

    A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin condemned the...

  • UK lawmakers pass symbolic motion to recognize Palestine as a state

    October 13, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    British lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state on Monday in a move that will not alter the government's stance on the issue, but that carries symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of statehood.

    Lawmakers in Britain's lower house of parliament...

  • Israel imposes Yom Kippur closure of West Bank

    October 2, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    The West Bank was closed by the Israeli military ahead of Yom Kippur.

    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ordered the closure, which begins at 11:59 p.m. Thursday and will remain in effect until the same time on Saturday.

    Palestinians needing humanitarian assistance will be able to...

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    October 1, 2014 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

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