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  • Netanyahu recalls UNESCO ambassador

    10/26/2016 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 10/26/16 20:35 | Gary Willig
    Following the second UNESCO vote to deny the connection between the Jewish people and their holiest sites in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made the decision to recall Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen. This was an unprecedented move that has never been taken against any other UN body before. Netanyahu confirmed the move during an event at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. "The theater of the absurd continues, and I have decided to summon to Israel for consultations our ambassador to UNESCO. We will decide what do, what our next steps vis-ŕ-vis the organization will be.” …
  • First Temple Era Document Mentioning "Jerusalem" [Discovered]

    10/26/2016 6:48:01 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | October 26, 2016 | JNi.Media
    A rare and important find was exposed in an enforcement operation initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery: a document written on papyrus and dating to the time of the First Temple (seventh century BCE) in which the name of the city of Jerusalem is clearly indicated. This is the earliest extra-biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew writing. The document, which was illicitly plundered from one of the Judaean Desert caves by a band of antiquities robbers and was seized in a complex operation by the IAA’s agents, was presented at a press...
  • Palestinian campaign vs Balfour shows hostility to Jewish state undimmed after 100 years

    10/26/2016 6:17:38 AM PDT · by zlando · 5 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | October 25, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Op-ed: Netanyahu always claims Palestinian opposition to Jewish sovereignty anywhere, not just to occupation and settlements, lies at the root of the conflict. The PA’s new battle against a century-old British declaration sadly proves his point
  • Israeli Arabs Terrified of Joining Palestinian State

    10/25/2016 5:21:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 25th, 2016 | David Israel
    The Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, Israel. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Monday interview with Al Quds revived Israeli Arab fears of his proposal, which he has been promoting for several years, that a future peace deal will see a swapping of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria for Israeli Arab towns in the Arab triangle in central Israel. On its face, the Liberman “Umm Al-Fahm proposal,” named after the thriving Israeli Arab city, is logical: why not swap a 100% Arab block of settlements in Israel for a 100% Jewish block of settlements in what has been designated the future...
  • Earliest Ten Commandments Tablet On Auction in Beverly Hills

    10/25/2016 5:18:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 25th, 2016
    Three views of the Ten Commandments marble slab on auction Three views of the Ten Commandments marble slab on auction Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions The earliest-known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments will be offered Nov. 16, 2016 by Heritage Auctions in the Living Torah Museum Auction in Beverly Hills, California, Art Daily reported Tuesday. The tablet is the centerpiece of an offering of Bible-related historical artifacts, researched and authenticated, property of the Living Torah Museum in Brooklyn, NY. The opening bid on the Ten Commandments is $250,000. David Michaels, Director of Antiquities for Heritage Auctions, suggested “there is nothing...
  • The State Department's Disproportionate Animus Toward Israel

    10/24/2016 4:00:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 24, 2016 | Joseph Puder
    The State Department's Disproportionate Animus Toward Israel The hypocrisy of Mark Toner’s condemnation of Israel’s plan to resettle Amona evacuees. U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner issued, on October 5, 2016 a statement that “strongly condemned” Israel’s plan to resettle the Amona evacuees whose settlement is to be demolished by an order of Israel’s Supreme Court.  Toner stated that “proceeding with this new settlement, which could include 300 units, would further damage the prospects of a two-state solution.”  The same term “strongly condemn” was used by the State Department when the Assad regime in Syria used chemical weapons against...
  • [From September 15, 2016] Hamas TV Host Sheikh Wael Al-Zarad: Israel, the Jews Live on Blood and th

    10/23/2016 5:26:17 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) - September 15, 2016 - 03:47 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Speaking on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV on September 15, Palestinian cleric Wael Al-Zarad said that it was their destiny to "chop off the hand of the occupation," describing it as a "small and vile gang" of Jews, who "came to our country like a cancer" and who "spread corruption throughout the land." Al-Zarad continued: "The entire world knows no peace from the filth of these people who live on blood… and the sight of body parts… to sell weapons worldwide, and to incite civil strife in different countries." Sheikh Wael Al-Zarad: "Day in and day out, the world in general...
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers’ economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gaza’s agricultural sector began about...
  • Canada Governor General to visit Middle East

    10/21/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16
    Canadian Governor General The Right Honorable David Johnston is set to visit the Middle East from October 29 to November 6, 2016. The visit will focus on security, refugee resettlement, and development issues – as well as promoting stronger innovation and education ties with the region. While in Israel, the Governor General and his wife will visit Technion University to discuss student diversity. The Governor General will receive an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the Canada-Israel innovation relationship. His Excellency will also participate in a panel discussion on sustainability and environmental innovation at Bethlehem University, in the West Bank....
  • Israel looks to buy three new nuke-capable subs – report

    10/21/2016 5:35:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | October 21, 2016
    Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday. The planned purchase aims to replace within the next decade the oldest vessels in its existing Dolphin fleet, which began entering service in 1999, the Maariv daily reported. Contacted by AFP, the Defense Ministry declined to comment on the report. Israel already has five of the state-of-the-art German submarines, with a sixth due for delivery in 2017. Foreign military sources and governments say the Dolphins can be equipped with missiles armed with nuclear warheads. They believe Israel...
  • Palestinian Arabs arrested for visiting a sukkah

    10/20/2016 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16 | Oril Harari
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces arrested three Palestinian Arabs from the Gush Etzion area who “dared” to visit the sukkah of Oded Revivi, mayor of the town of Efrat. Channel 2 News reported on Thursday evening that the Arabs who were arrested were questioned over allegations they met with "baby-killers", an apparent reference to General Nitzan Alon, the head of the IDF's Operations Directorate, and the Shai District Police Commander, who were also guests in the same sukkah. Revivi said on Thursday evening, “Yesterday we sat in the sukkah - Jews and Muslims. We ate, drank and talked about...
  • WikiLeaks: Paul Begala on Israel election

    10/20/2016 8:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 20, 2016 | Paul Begala To: Date: 2015-03-18 13:33 Subject: RE: Got a take Just as patterns of immigration are moving the US left, patterns of immigration are moving Israel right. I have never seen anything like Bibi's furious surge to the right in the last 4 days. Nothing like it in America. He had robo-calls calling the President "Hussein Obama, the Muslim," he had ads saying the Arabs will vote in droves. He accused Herzog of wanting to divide Jerusalem. Bibi did not win because of Iran. He won because of race. He cannibalized the smaller parties on the right: Bennett's Jewish...
  • Trump and Pence to address Israelis

    10/19/2016 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2016-10-19 | Ben Ariel
    The Republican party will hold a major campaign rally --- near the Temple Mount --- next Wednesday, October 26, two weeks before the presidential election, Republicans Overseas Israel has announced.
  • WikiLeaks: Don't let New York donors push you into doing an Al Gore

    10/19/2016 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Anne-Marie Slaughter
    From: "Anne-Marie Slaughter" Date: May 9, 2015 5:12 PM Subject: Don't let New York donors push you into doing an Al Gore To: "Hillary Clinton" Cc: "Huma Abedin", "Jake Sullivan", "Cheryl Mills", "Robby Mook"' "John Podesta" Hillary, I’ve been thinking about this a lot since our last foreign policy meeting. I’m worried that the hostility toward Obama among donors who buy Bibi’s line about his commitment to Israel could cause you to run away from his (and your) overall foreign policy record, which would be a big mistake in the same way that it will squeeze you into...
  • Netanyahu tells settlers of worries of possible U.S. action at U.N.

    10/19/2016 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 19, 2016 | Ori Lewis
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed concern that U.S. President Barack Obama, during the final days of his term in office, might take diplomatic steps that could harm the fate of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel is concerned that the United States might not rally to its assistance in the event that an anti-settlement resolution is put to a vote in the United Nations Security Council and that Washington might not use its veto to quash such a move.
  • Netanyahu's party trails in last polls before Israel election

    10/19/2016 1:14:53 PM PDT · by outofsalt · 15 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | March 13, 2015, 3:25 PM | Unatributed
    JERUSALEM -- The last polls just days before Israel's election show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party trailing behind the center-left opposition. Poll results in the Yediot Ahronot newspaper on Friday gave the Zionist Union, comprised of labor and a center-left party, 26 seats over 22 for Netanyahu's hawkish Likud party. It polled 1,032 people with a margin of error of 2.5 percent. Other polls had similar results.
  • Why the State Department Won’t Acknowledge the Truth About Abbas and Fatah

    10/19/2016 5:26:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-19-16 | Stephen M. Flatow
    The US State Department denounced the latest Palestinian terrorist attack in Jerusalem by condemning “the statements glorifying this reprehensible and cowardly attack.” At first, this might seem like good news. President Barack Obama’s administration finally acknowledged and criticized the horrendous glorification of terrorist attacks by Palestinians. Your optimism will fade, however, once you notice that the State Department forgot to mention one little thing: the identity of those it condemned. Who exactly has been making statements “glorifying” the attack? Who called the terrorist a hero and a martyr? Who defended and justified the murder of an Israeli Jewish grandmother? The...
  • Clinton campaign manager didn’t want Israel ‘at public events’

    10/19/2016 5:10:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-16 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager did not want “Israel at public events,” according to hacked emails published online by WikiLeaks. The topic of whether to include a shoutout to America’s closest ally in the Middle East in Clinton’s stump speech was hotly debated, with many concluding a mention of the Jewish state would upset “dem activists.” “Would add a sentence on standing up for our allies and our values, including Israel and other fellow democracies, and confronting terrorists and dictators with strength and cunning,” Jake Sullivan, a top foreign-policy adviser to Clinton, said in response to a draft of remarks in...
  • Anti-Israel UNESCO resolution passes again

    10/18/2016 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 10/18/16 14:29 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Despite Israel’s undertaking of last-ditch diplomatic efforts, the revote at UNESCO today on a controversial resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall yielded the same result as before. Earlier, Mexico relieved its UNESCO representative, Andres Roemer, from his position, after he refused to vote for the anti-Israel resolution — in opposition to Mexico’s official stance. …
  • UN chief rejects UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount

    10/16/2016 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.16.16, 15:28
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon distanced himself on Sunday from a recent UNESCO resolution which failed to acknowledge the ties between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount. Israel suspended its cooperation with the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), claiming the draft resolution it adopted on Thursday denies the deep, historic Jewish connection to the holy sites in Jerusalem. The resolution refers to the holiest site in Judaism—the Temple Mount—only by its Muslim name, Al-Haram Al Sharif. “The Secretary-General reaffirms the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions and stresses...
  • World fights UNESCO

    10/15/2016 4:23:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/16 | Hezki Baruch
    Sixty thousand people from around the world signed a petition from StandWIthUS opposing UNESCO's declaration that there is no connection between the Jewish nation and the Western Wall and Temple Mount. StandWithUs is an international non-profit dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating extremism and anti-Semitism. 20,000 people signed the petition in April, after the decision to have the declaration was first made, but after last week's declaration, the number of signatures jumped to 60,000. The petition calls on UNESCO to recognize the Jewish nation's history. It also declares that UNESCO's decisions are entirely politically motivated and...
  • Leaked Email: Israeli Officials See Obama as ‘Weak,’ ‘Pro-Muslim,’ ‘Anti-Israel’

    10/14/2016 10:17:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2016 | 4:28 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Weeks before the Iran nuclear deal was finalized last summer, a former U.S. ambassador reportedly told a senior Hillary Clinton campaign adviser he was struck by “the depth of antipathy and distrust of President Obama” he encountered among Israeli officials and former officials across the political spectrum, who viewed the president as “‘weak,’ ‘pro-Muslim,’ and ‘anti-Israel.’” The observation is contained in one of a series of emails purported sent by Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat to Clinton campaign adviser Jake Sullivan, among a batch of leaked Clinton campaign-related emails released by Wikileaks late last week and early this week. “I was struck...
  • Ex-Mossad chief says it’s OK for Israel to support Al Nusra in Syria

    10/14/2016 4:50:33 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/9/16 | Al Jazeera
    Ex-Mossad chief says it’s OK for Israel to support al Qaeda in Syria because al Qaeda never attacked Israel.
  • U.N. body votes Temple Mount no longer Jewish

    10/13/2016 10:25:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    WND ^ | October 13. 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Israeli soldiers patrol the Temple Mount in Jerusalem UNESCO, the United Nations committee responsible for “cultural understanding,” has given preliminary approval to a resolution that denies the documented historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The vote was 24-6 with another 26 nations abstaining. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the resolution as “the theater of the absurd.” The proposed resolution, submitted by seven Muslim nations under the title “Item 25: Occupied Palestine” refers to parts of the site by the Muslim terms, “Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “Haram al-Sharif” and emphasizes the historic and religious...
  • Palestinians push for UN membership and against settlements

    10/13/2016 4:25:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
    The Palestinians say they are sounding out members of the U.N. Security Council on a new resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement building and about prospects for becoming a full member of the United Nations. Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said Thursday he has met about half the 15-member council in the last 10 days and expects to meet the rest in the next week. He said he will then report back to the Arab ministerial committee which will decide on next steps. …
  • Israel turns to Vatican for help at UN

    10/13/2016 8:34:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/16 16:33 | Gary Willig
    The government of Israel has taken the unusual step of asking the Vatican for help in preventing a UNESCO vote denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall. […] Israel’s Ambassador to the Vatican, Oren David, contacted Antoine Camilleri, the Vatican’s Undersecretary for Relations with States to ask that the Vatican work to convince UNESCO’s member states to vote against a Palestinian initiative which would refer to the Western Wall and Temple Mount by their Arabic names and only use the Hebrew terms for the sites in quotation marks. Israel has tried to make the point...
  • UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Temple Mount

    10/13/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/16 16:49 | Yoel Domb
    The UN passed a resolution Thursday denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The resolution was supported by 24 states, including Russia and China. 6 countries opposed and 26 abstained. …
  • Why Israel fears Obama’s last days

    10/13/2016 7:51:44 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/16 | Editorial Board
    Israel faces a unique window of danger from Nov. 9 to Jan. 20: What might President Obama do in his final days in office to slam the Jewish state? Start with Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent flat refusal to promise a US veto on any upcoming anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. On Saturday, Haaretz reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Kerry he’s counting on Washington to stick to its policy of nixing anti-Israel resolutions. Kerry’s reply: The administration has yet to make a decision on the matter. For Kerry to leave any doubt that America would shield...
  • The Chelsea Clinton fundraiser that should worry Hillary’s pro-Israel backers

    10/13/2016 7:47:28 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    For $250,”friends” — or $1000 for a “champion” (photo included) — you too can attend a fundraiser with Chelsea Clinton for her mother at the home of Michael and Sholeh Chegini in Newport Coast, California, according to an invitation to the event obtained by Right Turn. Michael Chegini served on the board of directors and thereafter the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a notorious group with links to the Iranian regime that opposed, among other things, any sanctions on Iran. “The Clintons never miss an opportunity to put money ahead of principle,” a spokesman for the Republican Jewish Coalition...
  • Horowitz Poster Campaign Ignites Controversy [Calif. colleges]

    10/13/2016 7:46:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | Megan Cole
    Reprinted from Conservative writer David Horowitz and members of the David Horowitz Freedom Center hung posters on UC Irvine’s campus last Thursday depicting individuals affiliated with UCI’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and accusing SJP members of providing “a campus front for Hamas terrorists and…supporting the Hamas-sponsored, anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in America.” Horowitz, founder and president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center think tank, has led controversial anti-SJP poster campaigns and conferences on UC campuses for nearly a decade. In April 2016, after a similar series of posters appeared at UCLA targeting members of...
  • The Little Jewish Village That Makes Obama Boil

    10/12/2016 11:39:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Daniel Greenfield | October 13, 2016
    Halfway to the sky sits a tiny village of little white houses that has attracted the ire of the White House. The village of Amona with its small white houses and red roofs could easily be mistaken for some lost Italian village or a dusty California town. But the White House would not have “boiled in anger”, as one anonymous official claimed, over the doings of some Italian village. There’s only one place on earth that makes Obama’s blood boil. It isn’t Iran or North Korea. It’s Israel. Amona’s small scattering of houses have a fraction of the square footage...
  • Netanyahu asks Kerry not to promote anti-Israel resolutions

    10/11/2016 6:57:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/11/16 06:15 | Ben Ariel
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel would expect that the Obama administration will not carry out a shift in policy and will not promote or support a United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian issue during the period following the U.S. presidential election until Obama leaves office, Haaretz reported Monday. According to the newspaper, Netanyahu made the comments in a telephone conversation with Kerry on Saturday night in which he explained to Kerry about the relocation plan for the community of Amona. The election is to be held on November 8 while...
  • Obama ‘Manufacturing Crisis’ to Apply Pressure on Jewish State Ahead of Lame-Duck-Period

    10/10/2016 11:53:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-10-16 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    With its eyes on the potential launch of an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative after next month’s presidential election, the Obama administration is “manufacturing a crisis” over settlement construction, to exert diplomatic pressure on the Jewish state, The Weekly Standard reported on Sunday, citing sources in Congress and the American Jewish community. Last week, the administration raised many eyebrows with its unusually strident criticism of Israel’s settlement policies following the approval of dozens of new homes in the West Bank. One congressional source told The Weekly Standard that the administration had been “waiting for an opening” to hit hard against Israel, and...
  • Yaffo residents protest "Jewish settlement"

    10/09/2016 2:14:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Residents of the Coptic neighborhood in central Yaffo continue their protest on Sunday against the construction of a religious Jewish school in Yaffo saying that they object to “The settlers' conquest,” according to the Arabic newspaper, Falastin. A member of neighborhood council, Yosef Asfur, told the newspaper that the residents of the neighborhood are protesting against the settlers who came to the neighborhood with the support of the government. According to Asfur, if the municipality won’t listen to the loud call against the “settlers,” they will succeed in in fulfilling their goal of creating a Jewish religious school in Yaffo,...
  • Eight injured in Jerusalem terror attack

    10/09/2016 2:00:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Eight people were injured after a terrorist opened fire Sunday morning opposite the police station in northern Jerusalem, three of them are in critical condition, according to initial reports from MDA and police. The attack took place at two different locations. A white car stopped and opened fire at the Ammunition Hill light rail station, located at the Central Police Headquarters intersection, injuring those standing at the station. The driver then drove to the Shimon Hatzadik station and opened fire, wounding more passersby. He was then reportedly eliminated by a Special Patrol unit of motorized police as he tried to...
  • Pink Floyd “Reunite” to Support Pro-Palestinian Activist Group

    10/07/2016 12:04:30 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 57 replies ^ | Amanda Wicks
    It may not be the reunion fans were hoping for, but Pink Floyd have come together to support a pro-Palestinian activist group. The Women’s Boat to Gaza is part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. It contains 13 women, including the 1976 Nobel peace laureate from Northern Ireland, Mairead Maguire, and it journeyed from Barcelona to Gaza in September in order to bring attention to the Israeli’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The organization posted on its website that they lost contact with the boat on October 5th, and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has surrounded it in international...
  • ICC probe to target both Israelis and Palestinians

    10/07/2016 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2016 12:18 PM EDT
    A senior official in the prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court says it is collecting information about alleged war crimes by both Israelis and Palestinians. Phakiso Mochochoko said Friday the court would “impartially investigate allegations from all sides.” The ICC launched its probe in January after the Palestinians joined the body and recognized its jurisdiction. …
  • ‘Asymmetric flying’ probed as culprit in deadly jet crash (Israeli F-16)

    10/07/2016 6:33:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | October 6, 2016 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    An F-16 fighter jet that crashed during a landing attempt in southern Israel Wednesday, killing its pilot, may have been flying “asymmetrically,” with ordnance on one wing but not the other, an expert said Thursday, as the army probed what caused the fiery wreck and its fatal results. Eran Ramot, a former fighter pilot and researcher at the Fisher Institute for Air and Strategic Studies, said the asymmetry was currently the leading theory for what caused the wreck, which killed Maj. Ohad Cohen Nov. However, that alone should not have caused a crash, as planes and pilots routinely fly with...
  • Final Obama Battle Waged Against Amona Jews

    10/07/2016 5:10:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 6th, 2016 | David Israel
    The new, and, God Willing, final confrontation between the departing Obama Administration and the still ticking Netanyahu government appears to center on Amona, located on a hill overlooking Ofra in Benjamin Region, at the heart of the liberated territories.BACKGROUND, SO WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGEAmona was founded in 1995, and has 200-plus residents — 50-plus families. Amona’s very name is a densely packed tale of occupations: it is mentioned in the Book of Joshua 18:24 as Kfar HaAmmonai, meaning Village of the Amonites, but the Amonite kingdom was well to the east of the Jordan River, so that when...
  • White House accuses Israel of betraying trust

    10/06/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/06/2016 | Andrew Beatty and Dave Clark
    The White House accused Israel of a betrayal of trust, in an unusually sharp rebuke over its plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes deep in the West Bank. Days after President Barack Obama approved a $38 billion Israeli military aid package and attended former president Shimon Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem, the White House railed at the construction of 300 housing units on land “far closer to Jordan than Israel.” Warning that the decision jeopardizes the already distant prospect of Middle East peace as well as Israel’s own security, press secretary Josh Earnest said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s word...
  • UN chooses Ban Ki-moon's replacement

    10/06/2016 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/16
    JTA - The choice for next secretary-general of the United Nations said he wants to be an “honest broker” and a “bridge builder.” Antonio Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, was approved unanimously by the Security Council on Thursday after several straw polls in recent days. The General Assembly, made up of 193 nations, is expected to approve the choice in its vote next week. Until December, Guterres served 10 years as the UN high commissioner for refugees. He said the experience prepared him for his new post. Guterres, 67, told The Associated Press before the closed door Security...
  • Obama's "Palestinian Land"

    10/06/2016 4:43:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 9-27-16 | Paul Gherkin
    {Originally posted to the author’s website, FirstOne Through}On September 20, 2016, US President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. His passing comment on Palestinian Arab-Israel conflict underscored why peace did not advance, and his relationship with Israel worsened over his term.Obama’s UN remarks covered a lot of activities during his eight years in office, including the Iranian nuclear deal; opening relations with Cuba; and tackling climate change. He spoke about the Arab-Israeli conflict very briefly, but the remark was telling:“…surely, Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of...
  • Do We Love Our Children More Than We Hate Israelis?

    10/06/2016 4:38:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Philosproject ^ | 10-5-16 | Matt Hanna
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said, “Peace will come when the Arabs start to love their children more than they hate us.” As a Palestinian who truly loves his people, when I look around me and listen to what our media says about the situation of Palestinian children in Gaza Strip or the West Bank, I ask myself the same thing: Do we really love our children more than we hate Israel and the Jews?In my opinion, we still do not love our children more that we hate Israel. Why? Because of the silent violence perpetuated against our...

    10/06/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Get your tea ready again. Israel may build (possibly) 98 housing units in Shilo. The housing will be used for evacuees who have been victimized by Israel's left-wing Supreme Court. Obama doesn't keep track of where housing gets built in Illinois, but he's boiling with anger over those mere 98 housing units. A senior U.S. official said that the White House boiled with anger "We had public assurances from the Israeli government that contradict this new announcement – so when you talk about how friends treat each other – this is also a source of concern. There is a lot...
  • Europe's "Good Terrorists": Because They Might Destroy Israel?

    10/06/2016 2:25:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 5/10/16 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri would like the Europeans to understand that they need not worry about terrorism by the Islamist movement because the attacks will be directed only against Israel. The European Court of Justice (EJC) is sending the message to Hamas that Europeans see no problem with Hamas's desire to destroy Israel and continue to launch terrorist attacks against Jews. This message also undermines those Palestinians who still believe in a peace with Israel. The EJC recommendation to remove Hamas from the EU's terrorism blacklist comes at a time when countries such as Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab...
  • Expert: The Arabs viewed Peres as a 'butcher'

    10/06/2016 12:57:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/16 | Eliran Aharon
    He noted that with the exception of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, “not even one Arab leader” attended Peres’s funeral. “You consider him a man of peace, but as a matter of fact, in the Muslim tradition, they remember what happened in the past. You could see it in the Arab media after Peres died,” said Herrera. Peres was called “the butcher”, “the engineer of genocide against Arabs” and “the architect of apartheid and aggression against Egypt”...
  • Israel rejects State Department criticism

    10/05/2016 3:25:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/16 | Nitsan Kelder
    The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem rejected on Wednesday evening the criticism of the State Department in Washington over Israel’s approval of construction of homes on government-owned land in Shilo for residents who will be evicted from the community of Amona. "The 98 housing units approved in Shilo are not ‘new settlements’. The units will be built on state land, within the existing municipal boundaries of Shilo,” the Foreign Ministry clarified. The new housing units “are designed to provide a housing solution for the residents of Amona who are forced to leave their homes under orders demolition of the Supreme Court,”...
  • Washington ‘deeply troubled’ by possibility of new settlement

    10/05/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/16 | Yoel Domb
    The Obama administration has “strongly” condemned Israel for plans to construct housing on land in Judea and Samaria, saying it calls Israel’s commitment to a negotiated agreement into question. The State Department says a proposal to build a new settlement with up to 300 units runs counter to the concept of a two-state solution to the long-running conflict. The condemnation apparently refers to recently approved plans for 98 units to resettle evacuees from the soon-to-be-razed outpost of Amona, near Ofra...
  • Amid Iran tensions, Saudi holds live-fire drills in Persian Gulf

    10/04/2016 3:40:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 4, 2016
    Kingdom’s navy, air force, marines and ‘special units’ take part in war games to protect against ‘any possible aggression’Saudi Arabia is conducting live-fire drills during war games underway in the Gulf, official media said on Tuesday, as tensions simmer with Iran. Exercise Gulf Shield 1 has begun with naval ships, aircraft, marines and “special units,” the Saudi Press Agency said. The manoeuvres are also taking place in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
  • Ron Paul: After Peres, Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

    10/03/2016 7:07:24 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | October 3, 2016 | Ron Paul
    The death of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres last week marks the last of the Zionist “old guard” who successfully fought for a UN mandate to establish the state of Israel in what was formerly British Palestine. Much has been written about Peres since his death. He was a peacemaker. He was a warrior. He was brutal. He was complex. It is possible for all of them to be accurate at the same time. Was Peres a warrior? That is without question. Israel was established in bloodshed and Peres played an important role in that fight. Also,...