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  • Elite Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel's Northern Border Threats

    04/23/2014 5:23:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 22nd, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian
    The Northern Bedouin Tracking Unit commanded by Lt. Col. Majdi Mazarib protects Israel from kidnapings, infiltrators and 100,000 rockets. A special unit in the Israeli army comprised solely of Bedouin trackers is keeping Israel’s northern border safe. The Northern Bedouin Tracking Unit commanded by Lt. Col. Majdi Mazarib protects Israel from kidnapings, infiltrators and 100,000 rockets, among myriad other threats emanating from Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization. Speaking in Arabic, Lt. Col. Mazarib tells an interviewer in a video piece on his unit, “From Israel’s founding, the Bedouin community has chosen to volunteer and serve in the IDF, and actively participate...
  • Hate Vandals Deface Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum (Israeli Hebrew speaking Arabs)

    06/11/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    inn ^ | June 11, 2012 | Z.B.G.
    Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum officials were shocked Monday morning to discover anti-Zionist hate slogans and graffiti praising Hitler. By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
  • IMF Warns of Possible Economic Instability in Israel

    02/13/2012 11:40:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/12 | Elad Benari
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Israel on Monday of potential economic instability, AFP reported. According to the report, the IMF said the instability was due to the high unemployment and deep poverty among Arab-Israelis as well as hareidi-religious Jews. The warning was made in an IMF report on the Israeli economy. “Severe poverty is concentrated in these groups,” the IMF report was quoted as having said, adding that only 40 percent of hareidi men have jobs, and only 20 percent of Arab-Israeli women are employed. The report noted that their wage levels are low compared to other Israeli groups....
  • Netanyahu to A-G: Investigate Jerusalem mufti for incitement [defence-just quoting Islam]

    01/22/2012 6:24:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Sheikh Muhammad Hussein says he was only quoting a passage in the Hadith that calls for killing Jews, not calling for it himself; PM calls the quote "grave words that the world must condemn." Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday called on Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to open an investigation into Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein for incitement after he was recorded quoting a passage by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Hadith that calls for the killing of Jews. "These are grave words that the world needs to condemn," Netanyahu said. Responding to the allegations of incitement on Israel Radio Sunday,...
  • MK Tibi Praises Arab 'Martyrs'

    01/18/2012 4:03:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/12 | Elad Benari
    MK Ahmed Tibi (Raam-Taal) praised the Palestinian Authority’s “martyrs” at a ceremony held last week on the occasion of "Palestinian Martyrs Day” and sponsored by PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The ceremony, which was broadcast on official PA TV, was translated by the Palestinian Media Watch research organization, which presented the translated video on its website. “In the history of the peoples and their battles, the Palestinian shahid (martyr) is the height of glory,” Tibi said. “There is no higher value than death for the sake of Allah. The martyr is the one who breaks through and with his blood draws...
  • Jerusalem Arabs to Israel: Don't Give Away Your Sovereignty!

    06/15/2011 3:27:16 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 14 replies
    INN ^ | May 30, 2011
    Arabs in Jerusalem look very askance at the government of Israel for giving up its sovereignty over their homes...
  • Ignorance of the Worst Kind

    03/17/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Ignorance of the Worst Kind by Ari Bussel “We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” Golda Meir I was having dinner with an Ivy League graduate. As usual for me, the discussion diverted to Israel and the Palestinian terrorists’ attempts to destroy the only Jewish country. “I did not know that Palestine is not a country,” was the retort I received as we talked about the anticipated address by Netanyahu before both the Senate and the House. The clock is ticking as the days count down until the UN General...
  • Mount Carmel forest fire and Arab-Muslims

    12/19/2010 6:34:58 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    "Mount Carmel forest fire," forest fires in Mt. Carmel - northern Israel, claimed 41 lives and a huge loss of property (consumming 4 million trees over an area of 3,400 hectares). Believed to be the work of 'Arab arson.' While enjoying aid from many countries, many Israeli Arabs expressed "satisfaction" online, much of the Arab Muslim world cheered to the disaster, Hezbollah rejoiced. Later on a Jihadi group calling itself "Mujahadeen of Palestine" claimed respnsiblity for the fire, whether they really perptertated it or was it an accident by Arab youths (as some officials claim), one thing remains abundantly clear,...
  • The True Face Of Israeli [ARAB] Racism

    11/28/2010 11:30:08 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Nov 24 2010 | Steven Plaut
    OP-ED The True Face Of Israeli Racism By Steven Plaut Posted Nov 24 2010 Allow us to introduce you to young Kochav Segal Halevi. The 26-year-old Israeli is receiving death threats. In fact, he had to go into hiding. His offense? He purchased an apartment in the Arab town of Ibillin, not far from Haifa. The Arabs there do not like the idea of their town being polluted by the presence of a Jew. I mean, one Jew and there goes the neighborhood. Arabs who sell property to Jews have similarly been threatened and attacked. And of course the moderates...
  • Racist Arab ('Israelis') Palestinian mass murder spree against Blacks

    08/14/2010 11:06:18 AM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    Aug 13, 2010 Its a pattern after police arrest a suspected serial killer: A confusing portrait quickly emerges as friends and relatives paint the suspect as a nice person, while others who knew him purport to have seen worrisome signs. The case of Elias Abuelazam, an Arab-Israeli suspected in 18 attacks, five of them fatal, is no different, according to CNN , its affiliates and other media. The attacks, which involved a hammer and knife, occurred in Michigan, Virginia and Ohio. Police have charged... http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/13/portrait-of-stabbing-suspect-good-guy-or-violent-abusive/ Serial Killer Who Targeted US Blacks is Palestinian Arab Alien ... Aug 12, 2010 ......
  • Yes, Israel's a democracy

    08/06/2010 3:14:48 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Israeli Consulate General ^ | May 27, 2010 | Jacob Dayan
    The Arab Israeli lawmaker who accused the Jewish state of having 'racist' and 'fascist' policies enjoys rights and freedoms he wouldn't find anywhere else in the Middle East. - The Jewish state of Israel is a diverse nation that has absorbed people from more than 140 countries. Among its population are about 1.5 million Arabs, including Israeli Knesset member Ahmad Tibi, who in a May 23 Times interview lashed out at Israel, using inflammatory words like "racist" and "fascist." As is his style, Tibi failed to back up his white-hot rhetoric with hard facts. - In 1947, Arab leaders rejected...
  • (Arab) MK Tibi ejected from Olei Hagardom plenum. (Calls pre-1948 Jewish underground "terrorists")

    03/09/2010 9:27:20 AM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 181+ views
    Yediot Ahranot (YNet) ^ | 9 March 2010 | Amnon Meranda
    Knesset holds session in memory of 12 Jewish underground members hung by British. Tibi: They fired at civilian bus, killed minister; are they heroes or terrorists? Amnon Meranda Published: 03.09.10, 18:16 / Israel News Knesset members Ahmed Tibi and Talab El-Sana (both United Arab List-Ta'al) were ejected from the Knesset plenum Tuesday after heckling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech during a special session in memory of the Olei Hagardom, the 12 members of the Jewish underground sentenced to hang by the British. The prime minister said, "I salute those who gave their lives in the struggle for freedom, whereupon Tibi...
  • Israeli Arab town erupts in Christian-Druze riots

    06/18/2009 5:08:18 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 534+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Jun 18, 2009 | Jack Khoury
    Police, Border Police, including anti-riot squads, spread out in Shfaram Wednesday to prevent the resumption of armed riots and clashes between the Druze and Christian communities that hit the town on Tuesday night. "These are not ordinary disturbances. These are very grave events that included fire arms, and only by luck officers were not hurt," a senior police officer said. The forces were deployed mainly between the town's Druze neighborhood and Christian homes in the town center after a night of riots during which four policemen were lightly injured by stones, and a riot control vehicle was damaged by gun...
  • Anti-Jewish racism, bigotry by Israeli-Arabs (Arabism)

    05/27/2009 9:55:39 AM PDT · by Masti · 2 replies · 186+ views
    Anti-Jewish racism, bigotry by Israeli-Arabs (Arabism) The worrying involvement of Israeli Arabs in terrorist attacks directed against Israeli Jews source source, Among the brazened ones in 2008 are noted the bulldozer attacks source, "He took the bulldozer, with which he fed his own wife and family, and used it to crush other families to death, simply for being Israeli Jews."source. Arab Workers Attack, Use Hammer to Injure Jewish Electrician (Jul 24, 2008) source, On July 7, 2008 a writer in Israel's lefty paper Haaretz asks: If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is...
  • Islamic Movement: Zionist sun will set

    05/21/2009 7:20:19 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 423+ views
    YNet ^ | 05.16.09 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    "The Zionist sun will set as soon as the sun of the Islamist state rises," Sheikh Kamal Hatib, vice-chairman of the Islamic Movement in Israel's northern branch, said Friday during an event marking the 61st anniversary of the Nakba – or the "catastrophe" of Israel's inception and the subsequent displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Thousands of the Islamic Movement's supporters gathered at a soccer stadium in the northern Arab-Israeli village of Kfar Kana to take part in the event, entitled "The right to return and the right to remain". "Wars and conflicts are not won with F-16 planes...
  • In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews

    05/07/2009 11:43:04 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 342+ views
    In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews Critics point out to the reversed unevenness, some have summed it up in one phrase: "If Arabs Can Live in Jewish Neighborhoods, Why Can't Jews Live in Arab Neighborhoods?" [*], In fact, many have raised the issue of Arabs not only being equal citizens as Jews in Israel, but often as first class citizens, Arabs, Muslims first class citizens in Israel whereas Israeli Jews are second class citizens [*]Land issues: an example: Israeli Police evict Jews from Jewish-owned Hebron home as applauding Palestinian Arabs looked on [*], there...
  • Yishai to annul citizenship of 4 Arabs

    05/05/2009 4:54:21 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 255+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 5, 2009 | DAN IZENBERG
    Interior Minister Eli Yishai intends to seek a court order revoking the citizenship of four Israeli Arabs who have lived in Arab countries since the 1970s and are alleged to have been involved in terrorist acts here or abroad, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. Bader Agbariyeh, an Umm el-Fahm lawyer representing the four men, recently applied to the ministry for Israeli passports on their behalf, which would enable them to reenter the country. All lived at one time in northern Israel but left at different times in the 1970s. They have since lived in various Arab countries, including those...
  • IDF Preparing Troops to Fight Arab Fifth Column in Wartime

    05/05/2009 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 554+ views
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | May 5, 2009 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) The IDF is training troops to fight against Arab Israeli citizens, if they rise up during wartime as they did in 2000. According to Maariv/NRG, the army is training infantry battalions to seize control of the strategic Wadi Ara (Nachal Eeron) road in wartime, should the need arise. The battalions are currently employed in routine security in Judea and Samaria. However, should a northern war front develop, they will be attached to the Home Front Command and sent to Umm El Fahm to beat back any attempts by the Arabs there to block the road. They have been trained...
  • 5 Israeli Arabs charged in terror plot

    05/04/2009 4:24:57 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 261+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr 30, 2009 | DAN IZENBERG
    The state charged five Israeli Arabs on Thursday with belonging to a terrorist organization that planned to kidnap IDF soldiers and detonate bombs, according to an indictment filed in the Haifa District Court. The gang was uncovered by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the police. Two minors, both 17, were also arrested and have already been indicted, according to Dep.-Cmdr Avi Elgrisi, head of the Amakim Police Central Unit. Their names have not been released for publication. The adult members of the gang were its leader, Abdullah Haruba of Mughar, and Suheib, Kuteiba, Muhammad and Ahmad Kabha from...
  • Lieberman is no racist (Israeli Arabs are the racists)

    04/26/2009 11:07:49 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 543+ views
    haaretz ^ | Apr, 26, 2009
    Lieberman is no racist By Yehuda Ben-Meir Last update - 11:01 26/04/2009 I did not vote for Avigdor Lieberman and never will. I do not agree with some of his political positions and do not accept his framing of certain issues. But I am appalled by the left's delegitimizing of Lieberman and anyone connected with him. I do not believe that Israel's Arab citizens must be required to declare their loyalty to the Jewish state. What must be demanded of them and of all Israeli citizens, whether Jewish, Druze or other, is unflinching loyalty to the State of Israel and...
  • Hadash: Exempt Arabs from Jewish studies

    04/21/2009 10:26:31 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 274+ views
    YNet ^ | 04.21.09 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    Knesset Member Afu Aghbaria (Hadash) demanded Tuesday that Arab heritage be introduced into the national education system's curriculum. Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar declared upon taking office that he will reinstate Jewish heritage studies into the curriculum, prompting Aghbaria to send him a letter detailing his reservations over the new plan. "I hope students in Arab schools will be exempt from this curriculum, meant only to celebrate Zionism," he wrote, further urging the Education Ministry to teach Jewish students about the Arab villages destroyed by Israel. Aghbaria also criticized the fact that the new curriculum was prepared without consulting Arab figures....
  • Rivlin: Arabs cannot be forced to sing national anthem

    04/19/2009 7:47:15 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 449+ views
    YNet ^ | 04.19.09 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Sunday chose the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, home to the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, as his first location for a formal visit following his induction. Less than a month after fights broke out when rightists undertook the controversial 'flag march' through the city, Rivlin went so far as to say he would not ask residents to sing the national anthem during his visit. "I can't require non-Jews to sing 'as long as in all hearts there beats a Jewish spirit'," he said. However, "it is important not to incite against...
  • New Balad MK praises Iran's nuke quest (Arab Knesset representative)

    03/31/2009 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 262+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 31, 2009 | Samuel Sokol
    New Balad party MK Haneen Zuabi, the first woman to be elected to the Knesset as a representative of an Arab party, has welcomed Iran's growing influence on Palestinian affairs and praised Iran's quest for a nuclear weapon as a means of offsetting Israel's regional military edge. Having Israel as the region's sole nuclear power, she said, was "dangerous to the world." Interviewed in English twice in recent days - in her Knesset office and in a Jerusalem hotel - Zuabi, one of Balad's three MKs and the former director of the I'lam: Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel,...
  • [Arab racism inside Israel] Arab MK: Too Many Jews in Galilee

    03/30/2009 8:27:05 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 498+ views
    inn ^ | 03, 2009
    Arab MK: Too Many Jews in Galilee MK Taleb A-Sana accuses Israel of "Judaizing" the Galilee and Negev
  • Israeli Arabs mark Land Day

    03/30/2009 7:47:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 192+ views
    AFP ^ | Mar 29, 2009 | Staff
    DEIR HANNA, Israel (AFP) — Thousands of Arab-Israelis on Monday demonstrated against what they called Israel's "racism" at a rally commemorating the killing of six people in a 1976 protest against land grabs. Arab-Israeli MPs, mayors and other dignitaries were among the demonstrators in the annual Land Day protest at Deir Hanna village in Israel's Galilee region. Waving Palestinian flags and green banners -- the colour of the Islamic movement -- as well as the symbols of the various Arab-Israeli parties, the demonstrators chanted their support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in the wake of Israel's deadly onslaught in...
  • 'Arab Israelis tried to stab student'

    03/24/2009 6:01:27 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 376+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 24, 2009 | Staff
    The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office has filed an indictment against three Israeli Arabs accused of attempting to murder an American student at the Hebrew University in February. A fourth man involved in the attack will be charged separately. According to the charge sheet released Tuesday, Ahmed Ouda, 28, Fathi Zeytun, 18, and Rabiya Jit, 21, all residents of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, along with Osama a-Razak, 19, pounced on the student while he walked through nearby Jerusalem Forest on his way to the campus dorms. The student, who has been studying in Israel for 11 months, told police...
  • 15 wounded in Umm el-Fahm march

    03/24/2009 5:38:18 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 228+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 23, 2009 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Some 15 people, including the police commissioner's deputy, Insp.-Gen. Shahar Ayalon, were lightly wounded on Tuesday morning, during violence which broke out between Umm el-Fahm residents and Border Police forces after a right-wing march in the Arab city. Police reported that Israeli Arab protesters threw stones at the activists, but further escalation during the march was prevented by tear gas and stun grenades. The injuries were caused in scuffles which broke out as security forces dispersed crowds following the demonstration. According to Israel Radio, 12 people were arrested in the unrest. During the march itself, right-wing activists marched through the...
  • Israeli Arab accused of planning to spy for Hezbollah

    03/03/2009 11:38:31 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 373+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | March 03, 2009 | Eli Ashkenazi
    An Israeli citizen suspected of being a prospective Hezbollah spy was indicted yesterday on charges of contact with a foreign agent. Ismail Saleiman, a 27-year-old man from the Jezreel Valley town of Hajajra, is suspected of being in contact with a Hezbollah operative and planning to spy on Israel for the terror group. Police and the Shin Bet security service arrested him February 5, but the incident was placed under gag order until yesterday, when Saleiman was indicted in the Nazareth District Court. Saleiman's lawyer, Smadar Ben-Natan, said yesterday her client never had any intention of causing damage to Israel's...
  • Israel's Arab Citizens Deserve Better Than Lieberman

    02/24/2009 8:25:15 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 33 replies · 847+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2.24.09 | Richard Cohen
    The day after the UN created the State of Israel, the country's first president, Chaim Weizmann, found time to work on his memoir, "Trial and Error." In it, he issued a warning to the Israeli leaders of today: "I am certain that the world will judge the Jewish state by what it will do with the Arabs." It was Nov. 30, 1947. Weizmann was an astonishingly accomplished man - chemist, diplomat, statesman - but maybe his most uncanny talent was that of seer. Peering into the future, he glimpsed the ugly turn Israeli politics has recently taken and how it...
  • Israeli-Arab Newspaper, MK Compare Gaza Op. to Holocaust

    02/09/2009 3:22:47 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 02/09/09 | Maayana Miskin
    A recent report shows that the most widely read Arabic-language newspaper in Israel contained anti-Israel incitement and compared Israel to Nazi Germany during the recent Cast Lead operation against Hamas in Gaza. An Israel-Arab MK is suspected of making similar remarks. In a series of quotes from the Al-Arab paper, the most popular in Israel's Arab community, Israel is described as “worse than the Nazis” by one interviewee, and in another article is accused of committing crimes in Gaza “unlike any history has seen.” The quotes, published by the Hebrew-language website Omedia, were attributed to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Other...
  • Israeli Eurovision singers condemned as 'traitors'

    02/02/2009 12:21:13 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 398+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 02 Feb 2009 | Dina Kraft
    Israeli-Arab singer Mira Awad and Israeli-Jewish singer Achinoam Nini, who has performed with Sting, are under pressure from critics ranging from Right-wing Jews, to Palestinians and even Israeli peace campaigners. The pair are known for syrupy pop sung in Hebrew and Arabic and have yet to unveil the song they planned to sing at the Eurovision contest. But now Miss Awad in particular has drawn the wrath of her fellow Israeli-Arabs, who make up one in five of Israel's population. After hundreds of civilians were killed during the assault against Hamas, Israel's Arabs are angry and Miss Awad is providing...
  • Arab MKs: Election day will avenge Gaza massacre

    01/29/2009 11:04:57 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 550+ views
    YNet ^ | 01.29.09 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    Arab politicians and community leaders hoped to put out the message Thursday morning to 40 foreign diplomats, whom they met in Tel Aviv, that the "day of revenge for the Zionist parties will be on February 10 (elections day)." The Tel Aviv meeting was organized by the Mossawa Center on the backdrop of increasing radicalization of Israeli political opinions as the elections draw near. According to statistics presented at the meeting, there has been a continuing downward trend in Arab voter turnout. Surveys carried out in recent weeks show that 56% of the Arab public went to the ballot box...
  • Arab students at Hebrew U. protest IDF Gaza assault

    12/29/2008 6:46:29 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 481+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 29, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    About 150 Arab and far-left Israeli students protested Monday outside the Hebrew University of Jerusalem against Israel's air assault on Hamas installations in Gaza. The peaceful if boisterous demonstration, which was held on a brisk December afternoon at the entrance to the university's Mount Scopus campus, was met by a counter-demonstration of equal size by Israeli students, with a large contingent of police separating between the two sides. The predominantly Arab protesters, some of whom carried Palestinian flags, sang the Palestinian national anthem and carried placards which read "Stop the Holocaust" and "Peace or Pieces?" "We are protesting because of...
  • Inequality before the law--non-enforcement of law toward Israeli Arabs and Palestinian Arabs

    12/16/2008 5:04:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-16-08 | CAROLINE GLICK
    People who are concerned about maintaining the rule of law in Israel have great reason for worry these days. The sine qua non of a society ruled by law is the principle of equality under the law. In a society governed by the rule of law, individual citizens can trust that the state's law enforcement arms will treat them in the same manner as their fellow citizens. When instead, a society's law enforcement arms determine how a citizen will be treated on the basis of his or her political convictions, religious orientation or any other extraneous factor, then the rule...
  • FM takes heat over Israeli Arab remark

    12/11/2008 2:36:13 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 365+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 11, 2008 | ABE SELIG
    Kadima leader Tzipi Livni signalled on Thursday that she believed Israeli Arabs could best fulfill their nationalist goals by moving to a future Palestinian state. "My solution for maintaining a Jewish and democratic State of Israel is to have two nation-states with certain concessions and with clear red lines," Livni told a group of students at a Tel Aviv high school. "And among other things, I will also be able to approach the Palestinian residents of Israel, those whom we call Israeli Arabs, and tell them, 'your national solution lies elsewhere.'" Livni went on to emphasize that she preferred Israeli...
  • Arab-Israeli lawmakers to defy Gaza blockade

    12/03/2008 12:24:20 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 259+ views
    JTA ^ | December 3, 2008 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Arab-Israeli lawmakers will set sail in an attempt to break their own government's blockade of the Gaza Strip. A boat carrying the Arab-Israeli activists and humanitarian supplies is scheduled to leave Sunday from the Jaffa port, the Israeli media reported Wednesday. Most of the Arab members of the Knesset will attempt to reach Gaza on the boat. Arab communities in Israel have been collecting supplies for the attempt. A Libyan boat laden with humanitarian aid was turned back Monday after being approached by the Israeli navy. Three other boats carrying activists and supplies have been allowed to...
  • Arab activists try to cancel age requirements at universities

    11/23/2008 4:23:13 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 435+ views
    IMRA ^ | 11-23-08 | BRENDA GAZZAR
    Israeli Arabs complain minimum age requirements prevent them from attending university while remaining Israelis their age do national or military service Arab activists try to cancel age requirements at universities BRENDA GAZZAR , THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 22, 2008 www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite? cid=1226404803034&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Arab-Israeli activists are waging a campaign to revoke minimum age requirements at Israel's universities, which they say discriminate against their community and contribute to professional shortages in the Arab sector. Most universities require students to be at least 19 or 20 to enroll in departments such as social work, nursing, communication disorders, occupational therapy, physical therapy and medicine. While...
  • Meet the Palestinian Seinfeld. Who knew?

    11/13/2008 7:36:52 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 1,333+ views
    SF Gate ^ | November 13, 2008 | Jonathan Curiel
    "I'm totally secular, but I'm scared like hell of God." Sayed Kashua says this with the kind of neurotic, biting humor that has led many people - critics, fans and others - to compare him to Woody Allen. A Palestinian Woody Allen? Kashua says it's Jerry Seinfeld (not Allen) whose humor he relishes - a connection that's more apt anyway since, like Seinfeld, Kashua has a wildly popular TV series on his hands. "Arab Labor," which Kashua created and wrote, takes a humorous look at a Kashua-like journalist and his Palestinian family as they navigate modern life in Israel. The...
  • Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs' rampage in Acre Oct 2008

    10/23/2008 4:09:41 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 177+ views
    Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs' rampage in Acre Oct 2008 [Oct 2008]... the violence continued as Arabs heading back to their neighborhoods ran riot through Jewish areas of the city. Calling "Death to the Jews" and Allah hu akbar ("Allah is great"), the rioters vandalized hundreds of Jewish-owned shops and vehicles, and threw rocks at people on their way to or from Yom Kippur prayers.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127921 Police arrest Acre Yom Kippur driver... Police on Monday arrested 48 year-old Jamal Taufik, the driver who entered Jewish east Acre on the evening of Yom Kippur and who is blamed by police...
  • Arab Minister Treats Jailed Terrorists With Sweets

    10/16/2008 4:57:51 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 10/14/08 | Hana Levi Julian
    Israeli Arab Minister Raleb Majadle made sure that convicted murderers and other Arab prisoners received packages containing sweets, coffee, dates, grapes and olive oil for the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr last week. The Culture, Science and Sports Minister visited the Gilboa Prison, where a majority of the prisoners are guilty of terrorist attacks against Jews, after securing approval from Public Security Minister Avi Dichter and the Israel Prison Service Commissioner. Prior to his visit, Majadle’s office contacted the IPS to ensure authorities would transfer the holiday food packages to the 800 prisoners at the facility. While there, the Labor...
  • [Arab racism: having problem? kill Jews!] Arabic Israeli attacked after romantic rejection

    09/25/2008 5:45:59 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 372+ views
    xinhua ^ | 09,08
    Police: Arabic Israeli carries out vehicle attack after romantic rejection JERUSALEM, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The man who carried out a car attack on Monday evening in Jerusalem has been identified as a 19-year-old Arab teenager, Israeli police said Tuesday. Micky Rosenfeld, the spokesman for police, confirmed that the Arabic Israeli resident named Kasem Mugrabi from Jebl Mukaber, a village in east Jerusalem, staged the attack. According to an initial investigation, police believe Murgabi's motivation was unrequited love, as he had proposed to his cousin but being rejected. Mugrabi driving a black BMW plowed into a crowd of people at...
  • Israeli Arab MKs Reject Plan to Screen Anti-Islam Film in Jerusalem

    09/03/2008 10:31:45 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 143+ views
    redOrbit ^ | 2 September 2008 | Staff
    The Arab MKs are up in arms over the intention of (National Union- NRP) MK Arye Eldad to screen in Jerusalem excerpts from the controversial film Fitna, which presents the Koran as advocating killing and terrorism, on 3 September. The movie by Netherlands MP and leader of the extremist Party for Freedom Geert Wilders was banned in the Netherlands. It strongly censures Islam and attempts to show that the Koran is "the inspiration for intolerance, murder, and terrorism." Eldad plans to screen select excerpts from the film in a news conference scheduled for tomorrow, 3 September, in one of the...
  • Arabs protest PM's school visit

    09/01/2008 12:33:02 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 100+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep 1, 2008 | Staff
    Some 50 Balad activists and pupils demonstrated outside the Taufik Ziad School in Nazareth on Monday in protest of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's visit. The protesters held placards, which read, "Not welcome, no 'ahalan.' Get out you murderer." Balad Secretary-General Wail Omari said the demonstration was held in protest of Olmert's aggressive policies. "We are holding this demonstration in Nazareth against the visit of the prime minister who is unwanted in Nazareth. We want to say to all Israelis, that Olmert is also unwanted in the Arab sector, he is unwanted in Nazareth, due to his war policies, because of...
  • Israeli, PA Arabs Plotted To Kill Pilots, Scientists

    08/28/2008 7:30:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 216+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-28-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Police and security personnel disclosed Thursday evening they arrested five Arabs, including two Israeli citizens, who plotted to kill Jewish scientists and pilots. Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) officers, the IDF and police were involved in the joint investigation and arrests, which were disclosed a short time ago. Plans to carry out the assassinations were in the early stages when the five were arrested and they had carried out advanced training for a planned shooting attack on IDF soldiers at the Atara checkpoint near Jerusalem. Their intended targets included university academics and pilots. The Israeli Arabs, from Shefaram, east...
  • Al Qaeda's Influence Grows in Israel; Israeli Bedouin Indicted

    08/23/2008 8:37:03 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 08/22/08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police brought charges on Friday against a Be'er Sheva area Bedouin was who was arrested four weeks ago for plotting to contact Al Qaeda terrorists and suggesting to a friend to carry out a suicide bombing. A gag order on the arrest was lifted Friday. The friend turned down his proposal to carry out an attack. The terrorist was identified as Abu Rakik, a 24-year-old former student at a technological college and a resident of the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva, near Be'er Sheva. He allegedly tried to contact a Gaza terrorist linked with...
  • Israeli Arabs in dispute over volunteer civil service

    07/27/2008 6:58:40 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 165+ views
    The National ^ | July 26. 2008 | Vita Bekker
    HAIFA, ISRAEL // Rake in hand, Zenab Hamad works alongside a group of mentally disabled adults to clear hay from a sheep’s pen buzzing with flies. After the group finishes their chores at the zoo, near the northern city of Haifa, she laughs and chats with her fellow workers, most of whom are Jewish, while taking cover from the sweltering heat. Ms Hamad, 20, is one of a small but growing number of young Israeli Arabs participating in the government’s civil service programme despite fierce opposition from many Arab leaders in Israel. The devout Muslim became the first in her...
  • 6 Israeli Arabs Arrested over Bush Assassination Plot

    07/18/2008 2:09:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 78+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | July 18, 2008
    Al Qaeda in Israel? Say it isn't so! Israel Matzav:Six 'Israeli Arabs,' two from the north and four from 'east' Jerusalem, have been arrested and indicted for allegedly setting up an al-Qaeda cell in Jerusalem. One of the six - a student at Hebrew University - has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Bush during his visit here in May. The thing about the Israelis is that it seems that they know how to arrest guys like this, just not keep them locked up.
  • Israeli Arab arrested on suspicion of planning to kill Bush [last May]

    07/18/2008 5:05:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 55+ views
    6 Arabs, including 2 Hebrew University students, suspected of setting up J'lem Al-Qaida cell, 1 allegedly plotted to bomb Bush's helicopter. Four Israeli Arabs from east Jerusalem and two from Nazareth have been indicted for allegedly setting up an Al-Qaida cell in the capital and offering their services to Global Jihad elements, security officials announced Friday. One of the suspects allegedly made contact with those elements in an attempt to assassinate US President George W. Bush during his visit to Israel in May. The group, arrested in a joint Shin Bet-Israel Police investigation, includes two Hebrew University students, one of...
  • Child's poem entitled 'Ahmed's Bunker' deemed racist

    06/10/2008 2:55:59 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 19 replies · 214+ views
    Ynet News ^ | Jun 10 08 | Moran Zelickovich
    A poem written by a 10-year old boy from Ness Ziona, in which he describes the life of a bomb-maker named Ahmed who specializes in killing Jews, was included in a booklet published by the city's municipality after it was accepted into a poetry competition. The poem offended the Israeli Arabs who saw it in the booklet, and following an appeal made by Ynet the municipality decided to remove it. The poem reads as follows: Ahmed's bunker has surprises galore: Grenades, rifles are hung on the wall. Ahmed is planning another bomb! What a bunker Ahmed has, who causes daily...
  • Three charged in plot to murder soldier

    06/02/2008 2:06:58 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 151+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 2, 2008 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Three Israeli Arabs from Lod were arrested by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Police after they allegedly planned to kidnap and kill an Israeli soldier and use him as a bargaining chip for the release of Palestinian security prisoners, the Shin Bet announced Monday. The three, Amir Nafar, 20, an Islamic Studies student at the University of Jordan, Aiman Kadura, 26, and Yassin Hinawi, 19, were arrested in the past two months. During their interrogation, the Shin bet discovered that the idea to perpetrate the attack was formulated by the three in the largest mosque in Lod,...