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  • Report: Obama 'shocked' by settlement expansion

    07/10/2018 12:48:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/18 | David Rosenberg
    A series of maps of Judea and Samaria, focusing on the placement of Jewish communities and Israeli military facilities in the area, provoked a dramatic change in the Obama administration’s policies vis-ŕ-vis Israel, a report by The New Yorker claims. According to the report Monday, a presentation by then-Secretary of State John Kerry to President Barack Obama in the waning days of the administration ‘shocked’ the president into taking a more aggressive stance towards Israel, withholding America’s veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria. The Obama administration, like its predecessors, had...
  • Native American Chief visits Samaria: 'A great honor'

    04/22/2018 4:16:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/18
    The Native American Chief Joseph RiverWind and his wife, Laralyn arrived Sunday for a tour of Samaria. Chief RiverWind is the Peace Chief of the Arawak Taino Nation. The two, who came from the United States, visited factories in the Barkan industrial zone, took in the view from Har Bracha (Mount of Blessing) of Joseph's Tomb in Shechem (Nablus), and tasted local Samaria wines at the award-winning Har Bracha winery. In a meeting with the head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, RiverWind revealed the warm feelings of the Native American community towards the State of Israel in general...
  • Samaria residents will not be tried for defending children

    03/26/2018 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/3/18
    The Central District Attorney's Office decided Monday to close the investigation against two residents of Samaria who shot and killed Palestinian Authority resident Mahmoud Odeh during an attempted lynching of a group of Jewish children last year. The State Attorney's Office stated that the decision to close the case on the grounds of lack of guilt was made after examination of the evidence and the relevant circumstances in the case. Odeh, a resident of the village of Qusra, was part of an Arab mob which attacked a group of 25 schoolchildren who were on a Bar Mitzvah hike on November...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Company Is Combatting BDS Movement Through Monthly Gift Boxes

    03/25/2018 4:06:16 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    An Israeli company located in Judea and Samaria is working to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement through a monthly box subscription that allows supporters throughout the world the opportunity to be part of the Israel experience. Aryeh Powers, the director of marketing for Lev HaOlam, told Breitbart News that these gift boxes — which include items that are boycotted by anti-Israel entities as part of the BDS movement — reach thousands of people worldwide. “We send thousands of packages to people in multiple countries per month,” he said. These packages are sent to over 40 countries...
  • Arab Girl Who Was Filmed Inciting Israeli Soldier Accepts Deal for 8 Months in Jail

    03/22/2018 4:11:29 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 24 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Ahed Tamimi, has been a person of interest by Israelis wishing to see her brought to justice, in addition to foreign organizations such as Amnesty International that see her as a hero and has since been applying international pressure on Israel government to free her. Last December, the 17-year-old Arab teenager from Nabi Saleh (Samaria) was filmed slapping, pushing and kicking an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier stationed near her village, in an effort to capture footage of what they expected to be a violent response from the soldiers, which they could then re-frame to make it look like Israelis...
  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • Arab Terrorist Stabs and Kills Resident of Samaria, Husband & Father of Four

    03/19/2018 4:59:17 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 4 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Yesterday afternoon, Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel, a 28-year-old Arab terrorist from the town of Aqraba (Samaria), stabbed Adiel Coleman, a 32-year old resident of Kochav HaShachar (Samaria), who was walking on HaGai Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Police confirmed that the terrorist upon spotting Coleman, took out a knife that he was hiding in his clothing and stabbed the Coleman in the upper part of his body. Coleman collapsed at the scene. Israeli Policemen who were stationed nearby ran to the scene and shot and killed the terrorist. Adiel was first treated at the scene and then evacuated...
  • Thousands of Gazans to march towards Israel

    03/15/2018 1:01:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Thousands of Gazans are planning to march towards Israel in what has been dubbed the “March of the Return” to begin on March 30. Ahmad al-Mudallal, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, described the demonstrations as a popular "referendum" that will demonstrate the adherence of the "Palestinian people" to the “right of return” and the resistance to the "plots" against the Palestinians. In an interview with the Hamas newspaper Felesteen, Mudallal said that the “Palestinian people” will go out to the borders and from there send a message to the world about the need to lift the...
  • Is Greece about to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital?

    03/09/2018 9:39:59 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 3/9/18 | Maria Polizoidou
    On his return from a recent two-day trip to Israel -- where he met with high-level officials -- Adonis Georgiadis, the vice president of Greece's opposition party, New Democracy, declared his support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In an interview with Skai Radio on March 7, Georgiadis called it "almost funny to discuss whether Jerusalem is a Jewish city or not." "[It] was founded by the Jews... in ancient times. You can read Flavius Josephus or read Diodoros Siceliotis and see the references to the city of Jerusalem, where there was the High Priest of Solomon's Temple and that...
  • UNICEF funding BDS?

    03/06/2018 3:06:00 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 5, 2018 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Canadians urge government to halt funding of UN charity, following reports claiming money was diverted to anti-Israel organizations.Canadian citizens issued a call to their government to stop funding the United Nations charity, UNICEF, after it was reported that donations intended for educational purposes were instead given to BDS organization and activists around the world. The Canadian citizens signing the petition hail from Toronto, Mississauga, Niagara, and other areas of Canada. They are supporters and members of the ‘Lev HaOlam’ Organization which works to fight the BDS movement and the boycott on products from Judea and Samaria. The petition highlights how...
  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May 2018 to Celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary

    02/23/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    CBN News ^ | 2/23/2018 | CBN Newsroom
    Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted. They're working to make the move by May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary.
  • Media Propagates Abbas’ Historical Lies

    02/23/2018 4:37:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*23*18 | Sean Durns
    In a long, rambling February 20, 2018, speech before the UN Security Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas fed fables to his audience — and continued to attack Israel’s legitimacy. The speech marked the third time in two months that Abbas has publicly distorted history, and shifted blame for the lack of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And once again, Abbas had a key ally: An uncritical press, seemingly determined to present the Palestinian leader in the best possible light. In his opening remarks before the Security Council, Abbas claimed that Palestinians “are the descendants of the Canaanites...
  • Building in Amichai, Samaria’s Newest Community, Begins, Thirty-Six Caravans Assembled Yesterday

    02/22/2018 9:39:57 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 4 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Residents of Judea, Samaria and all over Israel celebrated the building and erection of new housing units in Amichai this month. Amichai is the newest community in Samaria, located just east of the community of Shiloh. The completion of the community of Amichai will mark the first government-sanctioned Israeli community to be built in the Judean and Samarian regions of Israel in 25 years. About one year ago, the residents of Amona, a community located in the Binyamin region of Samaria were evicted from their homes. The government subsequently recognized and sponsored the building of Amichai to house the displaced...
  • A "settler" responds to President Trump

    02/15/2018 2:45:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/18 | Yonatan Behar
    President Trump, please don't fall for FAKE NEWS! In your recent interview with the Yisrael HaYom newspaper, you answered a question about settlements by saying: "We will be talking about settlements. The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace, so I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements." When I read this, I was puzzled. Was this President Trump being interviewed, or was it President Obama?! President Trump! The settlements are NOT "something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace"! This is FAKE NEWS! The exact opposite is...
  • Israel Downs Iranian Drone, Strikes Syria; Israeli F-16 Shot Down

    02/10/2018 2:03:07 AM PST · by Spiridon · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/10/2018 | Yaniv Kubovich, Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Noa Shpigel
    One pilot in serious condition * Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian targets in fresh strike * Rocket sirens sound throughout northern Israel An Israeli F-16 was downed Saturday morning after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israeli territory. According to the Israeli army, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles targeted the jet after Israel responded to the infiltration of the drone with a strike in Syria. The two F-16 pilots ejected as the plane went down in northern Israel. The pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition. One of the pilots is in serious condition. Following the downing of...
  • Syria shoots down Israeli warplane as conflict escalates

    02/10/2018 10:15:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed after being hit by Syrian air defences during an offensive in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict. The plane was hit during air strikes in response to an Iranian drone launch into Israeli territory, Israel says. The drone was shot down. Israel later launched further strikes in Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) say they hit aerial defence batteries and Iranian military sites in the...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 56 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a “terror organization.” The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.
  • (Flashback) Syria's Bashar Assad: First We'll Deal with the Rebels, Then Israel

    02/06/2018 12:40:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Aug 2015 | Judah Ari Gross
    “The real tools Israel uses today, more important than the most recent strikes, are the terrorists in Syria,” Assad told the Al-Manar TV station, run by his Lebanese ally group Hezbollah. “What they are doing is far more dangerous than what Israel has done recently. “This is the core issue,” he continued. “If we want to fight Israel, we must first deal with its emissaries in Syria.” Israel said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards planned the Thursday attack, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad carried it out. According to a senior Israeli security official, it was Saeed Izadi, the head of the...
  • Jordan’s King Sees a Possible ‘Lack of Understanding of Islam’ in Washington

    02/06/2018 2:46:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2018 | 4:30 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Islam is “not a religion of hate,” Jordan’s King Abdullah said in a recent interview, arguing that there was perhaps a “lack of understanding” of the religion in Washington. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked Abdullah — in an interview filmed in Davos last month but aired on Sunday — about President Trump’s stated view during the 2016 election campaign that “I think Islam hates us.” “By ‘us,’ I think he meant America,” Zakaria said. “In your conversations with President Trump, have you tried to persuade him that that was not the case?” “Absolutely, to all Americans,” Abdullah replied. “And whether I’m...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem[tr]

    02/04/2018 12:35:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/04/2018 | Robert Spencer
    full title: TurkeyÂ’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing TrumpÂ’s recognition of Jerusalem as IsraelÂ’s capital. The United StatesÂ’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan and Pope Francis on the presidentÂ’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday. According to presidential sources, ErdoÄźan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald TrumpÂ’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city. The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move...