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  • Report: Istanbul terrorist followed Israelis from hotel

    03/21/2016 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/3/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    A Turkish journalist has posted on Twitter that the terrorist who attacked Istanbul on Saturday followed the his Israeli victims from the moment they left their hotel until they reached Istiklal Avenue. According to the report, the terrorist then waited for the Israelis to finish eating in a restaurant, approached them, and set off his bomb. The attack left three Israelis dead and another 11 wounded. The dead victims were Simcha Damari, Yonatan Suher and Avraham Goldman. On Sunday, Turkish security officials revealed that the bomber's identity. ...
  • Three Israelis murdered in Istanbul attack

    03/19/2016 12:10:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16
    Three Israelis were killed Saturday in a suicide bombing on a major shopping street in Istanbul, Turkish media report. At least one other person, an Iranian national, was also killed. The victims were Simha Siman Demri, 60, Yonathan Suher, 40, Avraham Goldman, 70 and an Iranian identified as Ali Riza Khalman whose age was not given, the CNN-Turk broadcaster said. Eleven Israelis are wounded, two severely so, out of a total of 36 wounded victims. Another six Israelis are still unaccounted for. Deputy health minister Ahmet Baha Otuken had earlier confirmed that Simha Demri was among the four victims of...
  • 2 Israelis killed in stabbing attack in Tel Aviv

    11/19/2015 6:15:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: Two Israelis were killed and another was injured Thursday after a stabbing attack by a Palestinian man inside an office building and shopping center in Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported.
  • Palestinian terrorist tries to stab Israelis, picked the wrong group

    11/12/2015 4:13:37 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 11/10/15
    Near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem,he later died of his wounds.
  • We are angry (Israel)

    11/04/2015 8:14:26 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 11/4/2015 | Barry Shaw
    We are angry at the incitement and the violence perpetrated by all factions of the Palestinians against us. We are angry at the lies that we are destroying their mosque while they are burning down our Jewish holy shrines. We are angry at the international condemnation of a crime we haven’t committed and silence about the crimes that they have. We are angry at the slaughter of our people whom the media fail to identify as Jews in their haste to name Palestinians killed without mentioning they were carrying out mayhem and murder. We are angry at the BDS haters...

    10/19/2015 4:07:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | October 19, 2015 | Richard L. Cravatts
    The carnage in Jerusalem and other parts of Israel continued this week with an increased ferocity and barbarity, with stabbings, shooting, bombings, car ramming, rocket attacks, and other assaults on Israeli citizens claiming the lives of five Israelis and twenty-five Palestinians in the past two weeks alone. While the violence intensifies and seems to be spiraling out of control, not only touching Jerusalem but also the West Bank, Gaza, and other Israeli towns, officials are intent on identifying the inspiration for the latest escalation of jihad against Jews.
  • Cruz: Kerry ‘utterly unfit’ for office following Israel comments

    10/16/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/15 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Ted Cruz wants Secretary of State John Kerry to step down if he does not disavow comments claiming Israelis have some responsibility for the recent rash of violence in their country. Kerry and his top advisors “have proven themselves utterly unfit for the positions they hold,” the Texas Republican and presidential candidate said in a statement on Thursday evening. Cruz has previously called for Kerry to resign for prior comments on Israel but now is also warning that his top spokesman John Kirby should prepare to step down as well. “Mr. Kirby should immediately retract his offensive assertion that...
  • The U.S. and International Community Must Hold Palestinians Accountable for Terror

    10/10/2015 7:01:31 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | October 8, 2015
    Sen. Cruz issues statement on recent attacks against IsraelisWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record concerning the recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians:“My thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people who are enduring a new escalation of Palestinian terrorism.“Last Thursday evening, a mother and father were murdered in front of their four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 4 months when Hamas terrorists opened fire on their car. A few days later, another Jewish family was walking in the Old City of Jerusalem after praying at the Western Wall...
  • What the Israelis Have Learned

    08/04/2015 4:59:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Will Israel do the unthinkable to stop the unimaginable? The Obama administration seems peeved that almost everyone in Israel, left and right, has no use for the present Iranian–American deal to thwart Iran’s efforts to get the bomb. Indeed, at times John Kerry has hinted darkly that Israel’s opposition to the pact might incur American wrath should the deal be tabled — even though Kerry knows that the polls show a clear majority of Americans being against the proposed agreement while remaining quite supportive of the Jewish state. President Obama, from time to time, suggests that his agreement is being...
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Israelis make up their minds, spit at Obama

    01/30/2015 1:20:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/30/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Friday is poll day in Israel, and the polls show that Israelis are siding with their Prime Minister, and spitting in the face of President Obama. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union. The poll found that the Likud would win 25 seats, the Zionist Union 24, Bayit Yehudi 14, the Joint Arab List 12, Yesh Atid 11,...
  • Rally in Paris and Speeches by World Leaders

    01/11/2015 6:05:34 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 172 replies
    Fox News Channel | January 11, 2015 | self
    Fox News Channel is showing the huge rally in France. World leaders were shown boarding a bus to attend the rally. Apparently at least some of them will be giving speeches (hopefully, at least one of them will use the term RADICAL).
  • More excuses: IDF officers, young Israelis routinely denied visas to the US

    03/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Over the past three weeks, we've heard several excuses for the denial of visas to the United States for Israelis. We've been told that visas were denied in order to remove Israel from the 'white list' of countries whose citizens qualify for longer-term visas. We've been told that the United States has been systematically denying visas to Shin Bet (General Security Service) and Mossad agents, to representatives of the IDF and to executives of companies in Israel's defense industry, and it was implied that was out of a fear of competition in the defense industry. And we've been told that...
  • After Israeli passengers rebuffed, Norwegian Cruise Line cancels Tunisia calls

    03/15/2014 9:18:39 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Posted on Tuesday, 03.11.14 | BY HANNAH SAMPSON
    Norwegian Cruise Line announced it was canceling all future calls to Tunisia on Tuesday, two days after the North African country refused entry to Israeli nationals who were passengers on the Norwegian Jade. “We want to send a strong message to Tunisia and ports around the world that we will not tolerate such random acts of discrimination against our guests,” Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan said in a strongly worded statement. “We are outraged by this act and the fact that we were not notified in advance of this practice. We apologize sincerely to our guests who were affected...
  • Ex-Israeli Soldier Denounced on US Campus for NOT Raping Palestinian Women

    10/15/2013 6:29:36 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies ^ | 10/14/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hen Mazzig had been a member of Israel’s most left-wing party. But that didn’t prepare him for the sheer level of Israelaphobic craziness that he would encounter on campuses in the Pacific Northwest. This year, from January through May, I went to college campuses, high schools, and churches to tell people about the history of modern Israel, about my experience growing up in the Jewish state, and about my family. I also always spoke about my military service as an officer in an IDF COGAT unit that attends to the needs of Palestinian civilians who are not involved in the...
  • Israelis Hit Out Over Gas Mask Shortage

    08/30/2013 3:37:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 30, 2013 | Robert Tait
    There were chaotic scenes in Haifa, where an estimated four thousand people lined up from 6am outside the city's sports arena which had been designated as a main regional distribution centre after riots had broken out at small collecting points the day before.
  • Israelis Line Up for Gas Masks over Syria War Fears

    08/26/2013 11:11:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/26/13 | Reuters
    Thousands of Israelis are lining up for gas masks or ordering them by phone, spurred on by fears that any Western military response to last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria could ensnare their own country in war.
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly refuses Israeli passport holders to purchase tickets

    07/15/2013 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    fox ^ | 7/15/13 | fox
    Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly is discriminating against Israeli citizens by refusing to let them fly from U.S. airports. The New York Post reported that for customers booking on online, the airline’s website has no drop-down menu options for anyone holding an Israeli passport, even though, as the Post pointed out, there is a drop-down menu option for Antarctica citizens. The airline appears to prevent passengers simply looking to transfer in Saudi Arabia to another country, as well. “No city in the world has closer ties to Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here...
  • The tragic saga of the Iraqi who dared come to Israel

    05/14/2005 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Dana Rosenblatt
    Coiffed, groomed and impeccably suited, Mithal al-Alusi cuts an imposing figure at this trendy hotel. In the empty bar lounge, he makes himself at home to a breakfast of fresh fruit, strong coffee and a constant flow of cigarettes. The leader of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation is in town to promote his vision for a new Iraq and accept an accolade from an unlikely sponsor – the American Jewish Committee – who honored him with a Moral Courage award at their annual dinner last week. His act of courage was an attempt to break Iraq's long-standing taboo...
  • Iran agent monitoring Chabad arrested in Bulgaria

    04/22/2013 4:02:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | April 22, 2013 01:01 | by Benjamin Weinthal
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN – Bulgarian police officers last summer arrested a Canadian citizen linked to the Iranian government who engaged in surveillance of the local Chabad center in the capital of Sofia, a well-placed and reliable local source told The Jerusalem Post last week, on condition of anonymity due to security reasons. An Iranian-sponsored female agent in her 50s, holding a Canadian passport, traveled from Istanbul to Sofia several weeks after the bombing of the Israeli tour bus in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas in July 2012. She was arrested on her first day in Sofia after the Bulgarian...
  • Obama to Israelis: 'Put Yourselves in Shoes' of Palestinians

    03/21/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke in Jerusalem – a city he once promised would remain undivided – about all of the shortcomings of the state of Israel. Lecturing Israel about its democracy, economy, foreign policy, and basic humanity, Obama harangued the Jewish State while stumping for a “possible” two-state solution. Obama led off with the usual bevy of platitudes, plus a few cultural jokes. “This is a nation of museums and patents, timeless holy sites and ground-breaking innovation,” he gushed. “[A]ny drama between me and my friend Bibi over the years was just a plot to create material for...
  • Venezuela Reportedly Spying on Jewish Community

    02/02/2013 12:18:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 1/31/2013, 3:54 PM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Reports that the Venezuelan intelligence agency is targeting and spying on the Venezuelan Jewish community as well as on Venezuelan companies and organizations with ties to Israel is deeply troubling, asserted the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). “We are deeply troubled by a recent news report alleging that the Venezuelan Intelligence Service (SEBIN) is spying on the Venezuelan Jewish community,” said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. “Venezuela under the regime of Hugo Chavez has a history of harassing the Jewish community in that country,” he said. “It is chilling to read reports that the SEBIN received instructions to carry out clandestine...
  • Neo-Nazis helped Palestinian terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes in 1972 Munich Massacre

    06/18/2012 7:48:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:48 EST, 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:53 EST, 18 June 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    German neo-Nazis helped Palestinian terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, newly released intelligence files reveal. Abu Daoud, who is believed to the mastermind of the atrocity, met fascist Willi Pohl in Dortmund, according to a city police dossier kept secret for 40 years. But despite the file being passed on to the German federal intelligence agency, Verfassungsschutz, there is no evidence that they acted upon the 2,000-page report. And this lack of action allowed Daoud, who is named in the police report as his alias Saad Walli, to travel the country to meet fellow terrorists...
  • Israelis Investigating This Footage that Seemingly Shows West Bank Settlers Firing on Rock-Throwing

    05/21/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/21/12 | Erica Ritz
    The non-governmental group B’Tselem released footage Sunday of a seemingly deadly stand-off that occurred Saturday between Israeli settlers and Palestinian men near the settlement of Yitzhar and the town of Asira al-Qibliya. In the video, a group of presumed Palestinians is throwing rocks at what appear to be the settlers, who are armed with rifles. Less than a minute into the video, a man named as 24-year-old Fathi Asayira is seemingly shot in retaliation by a settler armed with a rifle. As the man who was allegedly shot is carried away by his companions, the settlers and what appears to...
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...
  • Gingrich: Israelis Should Be Worried About Obama

    CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama's comments about having more "flexibility" should be a sign of concern for allies, including Israel. "People have to worry about when a president who has already proven he is a radical says to a Russian president, 'Give me some space so I can get re-elected because then I'll have real flexibility' - you have to wonder," Gingrich said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Gingrich told host Bob Schieffer that "you also have to ask yourself how many foreign leaders has he said that to without an open mic. How...
  • Salon Book Review: Zbig: Israelis “bought influence” and outmaneuvered Obama

    01/22/2012 6:03:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Salon Book Review ^ | January 20, 2012 | By Jordan Michael Smith
    I’m quite sure Brzezinski and Obama’s views on Israel are in complete alignment. (Salon) — Zbigniew Brzezinski’s new book, “Strategic Vision,” imagines a world without American power. He envisions profound instability, faltering international cooperation and weak states falling prey to their more dominant neighbors. Describing the dystopia that would emerge if America goes under is a trick British historian Niall Ferguson pioneered. Unlike the jingoistic Ferguson, however, Brzezinski is able to envision China replacing America as the stabilizing force in world affairs. “I don’t think liberal states are more restrained or stabilizing,” he says. “The United States’ actions in the...
  • UK Bishops Come Out Clearly Against Israel "Good will to all men" in UK churches, but not,

    12/28/2011 5:53:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/11 | Giulio Meotti
    The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has offered the Palestinians a powerful tool of propaganda: the comparison with Jesus’ passion. “We are to be freshly attentive to the needs of those who, like Jesus himself, are displaced and in discomfort”, Archbishop Vincent Nichols said during his Christmas Mass sermon at Westminster Cathedral. “A shadow falls particularly heavily on the town of Bethlehem tonight … We pray for them tonight”. It would have been more in keeping with Nicholas’ mission to mention hundreds of Christians losing their lives to Islamic terrorism and oppressed by Palestinian Muslim...
  • Op-Ed: Human Rights for Israelis?

    12/15/2011 5:40:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | Ted Belman
    Sunday In Israeli Knesset's legislative committee they postponed a vote on the outposts. This Sunday is when you can make a difference. Read on. The battle for the rights of the 7000 young Israelis living in so-called outposts (young communities in Judea and Samaria which lack formal government approval for political reasons) is fierce in Israel. European funded leftwing pro-Palestinian groups are doing their best to have these communities both delegitimized and decimated. The Israeli public generally sympathizes with the communities, among other reasons due to the fact that deceased Israeli war heroes, known to every Israeli family, lived in...
  • Black Panther Spokesman: Israelis Aren’t ‘True Jews’

    10/18/2011 11:56:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/11 | mrc tv
    Chawn Kweli, spokesman for the New Black Panther Party, appeared on Larry O'Connor's show on and revealed the organization's position on the state of Israel.
  • Israelis worried by anti-Semitic flavor of 'Occupy Wall St.' protests

    10/16/2011 5:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | 10/16/11 | Ryan Jones
    A growing number of Israelis and foreign Jewish groups are expressing concern over the anti-Semitic flavor of some of the "Occupy Wall St." economic protests in the US. From the 13th century expulsion of Englands Jews to the 19th century Russian pogroms to the Nazi Holocaust, sour economic conditions have historically formed the backdrop of rising anti-Semitism.(snip) Israel's Yediot Ahronot newspaper called the anti-Semitic outbursts ''hard to watch,'' and an Israeli commenter said, ''It's just like pre-World War II Nazi Germany. You think blood libels can't happen in America?''
  • Turkish president: We never hassled Israelis at airport

    09/08/2011 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/8/11 | Staff
    Turkish President Abdullah Gül said Thursday that Turkey never harassed Israeli tourists at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, despite reports that some 40 passengers were singled out and underwent more stringent security procedures than other travelers. (Snip) Speaking to pan-Arab Al-Arabiya, Gül restated Turkish plans to head to the International Criminal Court to determine the legality of the blockade on the Gaza Strip adding that Ankara rejected the UN-backed Palmer report which legitimized the IDF blockade.
  • Israelis held in Istanbul airport

    09/05/2011 10:42:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YNet News ^ | 9/4/11 | Attila Somfalvi
    About 40 Israeli passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul were held for several hours by local police on Monday after their passports had been taken away from them. The passengers said that the Turkish police officers were disrespectful, claiming that such an incident was unprecedented. [Snip] Everyone was in shock; we didn't know what they were going to do to us. Obviously this was done intentionally in order to create an unpleasant feeling."
  • Egypt: More Calls to Murder Israelis

    08/28/2011 9:35:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 8/28/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A second call by a Muslim Brotherhood cleric to murder Israelis, this one targeting Israel's Ambassador to Egypt. Senior Muslim Brotherhood cleric Dr. Salah Sultan has called to murder Israel's Ambassador to Egypt, Yitzchak Lebanon, Arutz Sheva's Dalit Halevy reports. Last week Sultan declared that all Israelis in Egypt should be murdered. Sultan issued his ruling Friday at a conference titled, “The Road to Al-Quds [Jerusalem – ed.] Begins in Cairo.” On the same day, a protester outside Israel's embassy in Cairo reportedly fired on the building. No injuries were reported and the story has not been confirmed by other...
  • Uh-Oh, A Foretaste of The New Democratic Egypt: Radical Nationalists and “Liberal Islamists”

    08/21/2011 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Rubin Reports on Pajamas Media ^ | August 21, 2011 | by Barry Rubin
    Barry Rubin reports on Arab - especially Egyptian - reactions to Thursday's terror attacks and their aftermath. At one point, either confused or after the terrorists hid among a group of Egyptian soldiers dressed the same way, Israeli soldiers fired and reportedly killed three real Egyptian soldiers. Israel has apologized in line with international norms. Amr Moussa, the man most likely to be Egypt’s next president and known for his hatred of Israel and strong dislike of the United States (a radical nationalist who opposes Islamism but might make a deal with the Brotherhood to get into power and to...
  • ‘Well-Planned’: Militants Launch Deadly Attacks on Israelis Near Egyptian Border

    08/18/2011 9:59:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 8/18/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Assailants armed with heavy weapons, guns and explosives launched three attacks in quick succession in southern Israel near the border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding about a dozen more, officials said. (Related: Could the Sinai Peninsula be the next Al Qaeda stronghold?) The rare violence in that part of the country targeted a passenger bus, a military patrol and a private car, the officials said. Channel 10 TV reported a fourth attack, but there was no official confirmation or details. The military said a “large number” of assailants were...
  • U.S. Warns Israelis on Tourist Visa Work Scam

    06/23/2011 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies · 1+ views
    [Still looking for that scary youtube video of State Dept. official warning illegal aliens from south of the border seeking "work", that they could be banned from the U.S. for life if caught working here illegally.] [So far, not having any luck finding that video. Mabye they just made one for the benefit of young Israelis thinking about coming here to work illegally.] From INN: "The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv released a video warning young Israelis not to be tempted by illegal offers of work in the United States. The YouTube video features testimony by young Israelis who were...
  • Mort Zuckerman: For First Time Since Their State's Founding Israelis Feel Americans Aren't Behind

    05/22/2011 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/22/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Contrary to what NBC's David Gregory said Friday, U.S. News & World Report editor Mort Zuckerman believes that in the wake of President Obama's Mideast speech, "The Israelis do not feel they have the Americans at their back for the first time since the founding of the state of Israel." Such was said during a heated debate about the subject on PBS's "McLaughlin Group" (Snip) Mclaughlin: You know what that's called? That's called betrayal. Zuckerman: Yes, that’s exactly what they feel. The Israelis do not feel they have the Americans at their back for the first time since the founding
  • Israelis conducting global war on Hamas, Security services start at the top

    04/07/2011 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/7/11 | Eli Lake
    Israel’s security agencies are stepping up targeted attacks throughout the world on Hamas‘ leadership in what one Israeli official called “intelligence-based prevention.” In the past two months, Israeli operatives have intercepted a German ship in international waters, fired a missile at a suspected Hamas leader in Sudan, and captured a Hamas engineer in the Ukraine, according to Israeli and Western officials and press reports from the region. “Israel defeated the wave of suicide bombing attacks against it in 2002 by identifying the leadership that was behind it and making it clear to them that they would pay a price,” said...
  • Helen Thomas: 'Israelis Want to Take Palestinian Homes and Land and Water and Kill Their Children'

    03/18/2011 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    Noel Sheppard's picture If you thought Helen Thomas telling Jews to get the hell out of Palestine was anti-Semitic, you ain't seen nothing yet. The disgraced former White House correspondent is Playboy magazine's interviewee in April, and some of the hate-filled nonsense she spewed to her Jewish interviewer should shame those responsible for ever putting this woman in such a powerful press position: I knew I’d hit the third rail. You cannot say anything about Israel in this country. But I’ve lived with this cause for many years. Everybody knows my feelings that the Palestinians have been shortchanged in every...
  • Returning Israelis: Egypt protests are not as bad as they seem

    01/31/2011 9:49:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    haaretz ^ | 1/31/11 | haaretz servics
    Two chartered flights out of Egypt carrying over 400 Israeli citizens landed in Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday, Channel 10 reported, with returning Israelis claiming that the week-long anti-governmental protests that have been sweeping Egypt were not as bad as they seemed. Protesters have been rocking Egypt, a key U.S. ally in the Arab world, complaining about surging prices and the gap between rich and poor, calling for a new political system. Speaking to Channel 10 on Sunday, one of the passengers on the returning El Al flight said that the Cairo demonstrations did not look as bad on the...
  • Abbas: No room for Israelis in Palestinian state

    12/25/2010 6:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 4+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/25/10 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    PA president says US has failed to pressure J’lem, accuses Israel of ‘deception’ for blaming PA for impasse in talks. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that when a Palestinian state is established, it will have no Israelis in it. “We have frankly said, and always will say: If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won’t agree to the presence of one Israeli in it,” Abbas told reporters in Ramallah. He was commenting on unconfirmed reports suggesting that the PA leadership might agree to the presence of the IDF in the West...
  • Israelis Think No Concession Will Ever Satisfy the West

    12/21/2010 9:35:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/21/10 | Evelyn Gordon
    A newly released WikiLeaks cable quotes Ron Dermer, a top adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling a U.S. diplomat of Israelis’ frustration with the peace process. Surprisingly, however, Dermer didn’t focus primarily on Palestinian behavior. Rather, he charged, “the Israeli public is skeptical regarding the benefits of returning to negotiations” because “all the GOI [government of Israel] has received in return for its efforts [to date] was a ‘slap-down from the international community.’”
  • 'Israelis unconcerned with rise in religious IDF officers'

    09/14/2010 11:02:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 9/15/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Survey finds public not so bothered about growing number of IDF commanders and officers who stem from the national-religious camp. A majority of the public is not concerned with the growing number of IDF commanders and officers who stem from the national-religious camp, according to a survey by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University. Some 79 percent of the respondents said they were not “concerned at all” with the growing number of religious officers in the IDF, in contrast to 1 percent who said they were very concerned. The study was conducted ahead of a conference...
  • Survey: Israelis Grow More Religiously Observant

    09/12/2010 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 9/12/10 | Maayana Miskin
    A special Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) survey has found that more Israeli Jews are becoming increasingly religiously observant than the reverse. 21% of those surveyed said they are currently more religious than they were in the past, while 14% say they are less religious. Five percent of respondents defined themselves as “chozrim b'teshuva,” a term often used to refer to those raised in non-religious households who choose to become religious as adults. Hareidi-religious respondents were most likely to define themselves as chozrim b'teshuva – a full 22% of them said they were chozrim b'teshuva, compared to 17% of the...
  • Abbas: No Israelis or Jews in Palestine

    07/29/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/29/10 | staff
    Ahead of the Arab League's conditional endorsement of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Cairo that he hoped an agreement would be reached that included the establishment of a PA state within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital and a solution to the problem of the families of Arabs who left Israel when the modern Jewish state was born.
  • Med. Writers' Conference Off because of Israelis

    07/25/2010 1:32:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/25/10 | staff
    A university in Marseille cancelled a Mediterranean writers' conference scheduled for next March after some of the participants complained about Israeli writer Esther Orner being invited. Orner told the Associated Press in response on Sunday that she was surprised by the decision and that those who called to boycott her are trying to delegitimize Israel.
  • Are Israelis Buying Obama’s Latest Charm Offensive?

    07/19/2010 9:50:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 7/19/10 | Allison Kaplan Sommer
    After a year and a half of keeping Israel at arm’s length, the Obama administration has radically changed its behavior, now not only reaching out to the Jewish state but grasping it in a big bear hug. As with all sudden romance, the party being courted, Israel, is naturally suspicious of the intentions of its new suitor and is asking questions. What has changed? Why now? And how long will it last? Is this true love, or a fling that will leave Israel vulnerable, bruised, and heartbroken? The U.S. president, during his campaign and during his presidency, has always paid...
  • Israelis sue Al-Jazeera over reporting during Second Lebanon War

    07/13/2010 12:41:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    haaretz ^ | 7/13/10 | ap
    A group of 91 Israelis wounded by Hezbollah rockets during the 2006 Second Lebanon War is suing the Arab news network Al-Jazeera for $1.2 billion in a New York court for allegedly aiding the Lebanese guerrillas, their lawyer said Tuesday. Nitzana Darshan-Leitner said the suit, which was filed Monday, claims the Qatar-based news network intentionally violated Israel's military censorship regulations and reported the precise locations of rocket strikes in Israel in live broadcasts during the month-long 2006 war.