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  • Seeing clearly in Tel Aviv

    4 days ago

    There is nothing unusual about sitting at Café Hemda on Ibn Gvirol Street in Tel Aviv and spotting your teenage son zip by on a bicycle.

    Unless your son does not know how to ride a bicycle.

    And is not wearing his glasses.

    We visited Israel for a month this summer.  Yes, for...

  • Is a two-state solution still possible?

    December 5, 2013 | 10:00 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A trumpeter playing sorrowful songs outside of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art seemed to symbolize the melancholy many of the proponents of the two-state solution of an independent Palestinian state next to Israel feel these days.

    ...
  • The consequences of Israel's contradictory dreams

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 24, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The stirring scene that opens “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation,” by Yossi Klein Halevi (Harper, $35), is a flashback to the night of June 6, 1967, when the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade of the Israel Defense...

  • Netanyahu’s office says his attack on Rohani’s based on bad translation

    August 2, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office blamed an erroneous translation for his earlier call on westerners who believe Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani is a moderate to abandon their “illusion.”

    Netanyahu’s office late Friday removed from the Twitter social...

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  • Rohani’s statement, its distortion, and what it all means

    August 2, 2013 | 9:58 am

    Today, Iran marked Quds day, its annual rebuke to all things Zionist generally, and Israel’s control of Jerusalem specifically.

    ISNA, the semi-official Iranian news agency, quoted President-elect Hassan Rohani — much touted as a moderate — as saying the following:

    ...
  • Anti-Zionist rabbi blames Israel for his assault in Amsterdam

    June 25, 2013 | 10:47 am

    An anti-Zionist rabbi said he was attacked in Amsterdam because of Israel.

    Rabbi Josef Antebi, 50, an Orthodox Jew who lives in Amsterdam, told JTA he was assaulted on Sunday in the Dutch capital by a young man who “had relatively dark skin and didn’t look very Dutch, or at least...

  • Iran’s new president still Khamenei-approved, Netanyahu says

    June 17, 2013 | 11:19 am

    The election of cleric Hassan Rohani as president of Iran does not change anything, since he was shortlisted by the country’s radical Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Candidates who did not conform to Khamenei’s extremist outlook...

  • Mezzo’s Kibbutz roots

    By Tom Tugend

    May 14, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    It’s a long way from Kibbutz Dalia, where Rachel Frenkel was raised, to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, but the mezzo-soprano is completing that journey this week.

    The slim and youthful wife and mother will sing and act the role of the count’s amorous page...

  • Syrian wake-up

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 2013 | 11:53 am

    Yes, America, we’ve heard: You’re war-weary.

    It’s at least something our divided country can agree upon: Americans across party lines oppose sending troops, weapons or air support to the rebel fighters in Syria. “War-weary Nation Wary of Syria,” the centrist Washington Post...

  • Syrians angry at Israel

    May 7, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Khalil Sharif wants everyone to stay out of his country’s business.

    “First the foreign jihadists hijack the revolution and now the Israelis,” the 31 year old electrician complained to The Media Line. “Why can’t they leave...

  • Leader of the free word

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Words matter, especially when spoken by people of power. I once read a book that dissected the 271 words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Would that speech have become historic if, instead of phrases like “a new birth of freedom,” he had used phrases like “a reaffirmation...

  • The Sham(s) Movement at Harvard

    By Orit Arfa

    March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Alex Shams is appropriately named. Mr. Shams is the leader of the “sham” movement at Harvard, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee, proclaiming to be standing up for "Palestinian rights." He is not shy in letting us know that he openly seeks the destruction of Israel...

  • What do I think about Zionism as a Turkish Muslim?

    March 5, 2013 | 11:55 am

    For the last couple of years — and especially the last couple of days — my Jewish friends all over the world have expressed their concern whether anti-Semitism is on the rise in Turkey. First of all Turkey has a population over 70 million. There is a great deal of diversity and...

  • With time running out to form a government, Netanyahu facing tough choices

    March 5, 2013 | 9:02 am

    When he emerged bruised but unbeaten following the Jan. 22 elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced some tough choices.

    Should he aim for a narrow, right-wing governing coalition comprised of haredi Orthodox, nationalist and religious Zionist parties that would...

  • Documents show Venezuela spying on Jewish community

    February 5, 2013 | 10:38 am

    The Venezuelan human rights group Espacio Anna Frank says its goal is to promote tolerance by teaching the life story of the teenage diarist murdered by the Nazis.

    But is there something sinister lurking behind the organization’s benevolent facade?

    SEBIN, the Venezuelan...

  • Israel supporters rally

    January 30, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Passers-by in the center of tourist-driven Hollywood were greeted on Jan. 27 by an uncommon scene — ralliers bearing Israeli flags and pro-Zionist signs while singing a rendition of “Am Yisrael Chai.”

    About 25 people attended the Sunday afternoon Rally Against Anti-Semitism...

  • Morsi blames ‘certain forces’ controlling media for bad U.S. press

    January 23, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told U.S. senators that he gets bad U.S. press because "certain forces" control the media.

    The senators who met last week with Morsi understood him to be referring to Jews and "recoiled," one of the participating lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons...

  • Are anti-Jewish slogans truly Islamic?

    January 23, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Anti-Jewish slogans uttered over the years within certain Muslim circles have given the impression that Islam is absolutely opposed to Jews. Indeed, many in the Muslim world consider hostility toward Jews as a sign of piety. And some leaders addressing the Islamic world have...

  • Abbas claims link between Nazis and Zionists

    January 22, 2013 | 10:43 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a Lebanese television station that the Nazis and Zionists worked in collaboration before World War II.

    The subject was the topic of Abbas' dissertation for his doctorate in history from the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow.

    ...
  • Morsi called Jews ‘apes and pigs’ in 2010 video

    January 4, 2013 | 9:55 am

    In 2010, Mohamed Morsi, now Egypt's president, called Israelis “descendants of apes and pigs” and said peace talks with Zionists were a waste of time.

    Morsi's statements were presented in a compilation prepared this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and...

  • Hamas forbids local journalists from working with Israeli media

    December 26, 2012 | 9:50 am

    The Hamas government in Gaza has forbidden local journalists from working with Israeli media outlets.

    The weekly Cabinet meeting in Gaza decided to ban Palestinian journalists from working "with all Zionist media and journalists,” which it declared "hostile," it announced in a...

  • Welcome to the zAngel

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 17, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    Welcome to the zAngel blog, formerly known as the “ZOAngel” blog from my days as Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Western Region. But while I’m no longer with the ZOA because I stood up for my principles, I’m still an “angel” and I still got a lot of...

  • Drawing 1,400, peaceful L.A. pro-Israel rally turns ugly near its end [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    With an Israeli flag wrapped around him, Rabbi Dov Elkins stood with a crowd outside the Federal building in West Los Angeles on Sunday to participate in a pro-Israel rally.

    “We’re here to support Israel,” Elkins, 75, said, joined by his wife, Maxine. Residents of Princeton,...

  • Rescuing Jewish Musicians

    October 24, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    When Zubin Mehta takes the stage at the Disney Concert Hall on Oct. 30 to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), most in the audience will know that they’re hearing a world-class orchestra. Very few will realize, however, that the IPO’s founding was integral to the...

  • “The Flat” uncovers a relationship between a Nazi and a Jew

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 17, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    The Israeli documentary “The Flat” begins in a Tel Aviv apartment, where half a dozen people are clearing out 70 years of clutter left behind by their grandmother, who has died recently at 98.

    After this deceptively low-key start, Arnon Goldfinger, the film’s director, writer and...

  • Marin bookstore, UCLA cancel talks by Free Gaza activist

    October 17, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    Greta Berlin, the co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement —who has come under fire for tweeting that Zionists created and ran the Nazi concentration camps — has had her upcoming book talks canceled by at least two California venues.

    Book Passage cancelled Berlin’s Sunday, Oct. 21...

  • Late news: Zionists corrupted Napoleon

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Amidst the plethora of news reports, keen analyses and entrails divinations on the Muslim Middle East, MEMRI stands out as a key resource in grasping what the Arab man-in-the-street is absorbing through his newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, mosque sermons and school text...

  • Iran’s supreme leader blames ‘evil Zionists’ for anti-Islam film

    September 14, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed “evil Zionists” and the U.S. government for the anti-Islam film that has sparked violent protests in Muslim countries.

    In a statement issued Thursday, Khamenei said that the film “showed the fury of the evil Zionists at the...

  • Ahmadinejad: World goal must be to ‘annihilate’ Israel

    August 3, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Many thousands of Iranians shouted “Death to America, death to Israel” during state-organized protests on Friday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.

    Iran, penalized by tough Western sanctions, faces the threat...

  • Iran’s parliament speaker Larijani calls for end to West, Israel

    July 6, 2012 | 10:57 am

    An Iranian official said the West and Israel should disappear.

    “Today, the time has come for the disappearance of the West and the Zionist regime (Israel)—which are two dark spots in the present era—from the face of the universe,” Ali Larijiani the speaker of Iran’s parliament,...

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