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  • ISRAEL: IRAN BOOSTS WEAPON SHIPMENTS TO HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH IN EXPECTATION OF LIFTED SANCTIONS

    04/14/2015 1:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2015 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On Monday, Israeli officials reported that Iran has upped its delivery of weapons to the Lebanese Shiite terror group Hezbollah in the past few weeks. Channel 2 stated that the shipments have been made to both Lebanon and the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. In addition, the report stated that Iran was sending weapons to Hamas chiefs in Gaza and arming Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Channel 2 asserted that the ease in sanctions on Iran from the present nuclear negotiations would allow it to spend “billions of dollars” shipping weapons to Israel’s enemies. The increase in Iranian...
  • PA's Internal Conflicts Erupt in Samaria Gunbattles

    04/12/2015 11:21:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/15 | Dalit Halevy & Ari Yashar
    The internal tension in the Arab cities of Shechem (Nablus) and Jenin in Samaria has long been growing and threatening to boil over, as the Palestinian Authority's (PA) leading Fatah faction and its security apparatus clash. The two cities, which are under full control of the PA as per the 1993 Oslo Accords, in recent days became the scenes of violence between Fatah, which features a "military wing" named the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, and the PA Security Forces. An exchange of gunfire was reported last Friday at Jenin between armed men, apparently from Fatah, and members of the PA Security...
  • EU Accused of ‘Colonialism’ for Funding Illegal Arab Settlements (in Area C, Israel)

    02/11/2015 10:49:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2015, 6:22 PM | Ari Soffer
    A leading Israeli NGO has slammed the European Union over its alleged role in financing illegal Arab settlements in Judea and Samaria, saying its direct attempts to “subvert” Israeli internal affairs amounted to a form of “colonialism.” The remarks, made by the grassroots Im Tirzu organization, came in response to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail, which cited figures showing how the EU has channeled European taxpayers’ money into building some 400 homes and other buildings illegally in Area C of Judea and Samaria. Under the 1993 Oslo Accords—signed not only by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but by...
  • When is an Illegal Settlement Legal?

    02/09/2015 5:34:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 2-9-15 | Jerold S. Auerbach
    Everyone knows that Jewish settlements are illegal under international law. This is one of the endlessly repeated mantras that reinforce the denigration of Israel as a loathsome pariah state. Imagine: since the Six-Day War the State of Israel has displayed the temerity to authorize the construction of settlements for Jews in the biblical homeland of the Jewish people. To be sure, that defines Zionism, the return of Jews to their ancient cities (Jerusalem and Hebron), hills and valleys (Judea and Samaria). To Israel’s legions of enemies and critics, however, settlement is the illicit conquest and colonization of someone else’s land....
  • EU Breaching International Law Using Taxpayers Money By Building Palestinian Homes On Israeli Land

    02/06/2015 11:09:50 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2015 | A.B. Sanderson
    British tax payers have been funding illegal Palestinian homes on the West Bank despite the area being under Israeli jurisdiction, a dossier of photographs has revealed. A report by NGOs, international lawyers and MEPs say the 400 homes erected in Area C of the West Bank, break international law; specifically the Oslo Accords to which the EU is a signatory, the Daily Mail reports. British charity Oxfam is at the centre of the scandal, with Israeli officials calling for an investigation into their involvement. The homes, which cost tens of millions of euro to build and come from a fund...
  • Europe Offers Israel the Peace of the Dead

    01/19/2015 5:16:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Kenneth Levin
    As parliaments in more and more European nations vote to recognize “Palestine,” European politicians insist they are doing so to promote the objective of an independent Palestinian state living in peace beside a secure Israel. But both the declared aims of Palestinian leaders and the pattern of European policy vis-a-vis Israel and the Palestinians give the lie to European averments of benign intent. Neither party of the divided Palestinian leadership has, to say the least, demonstrated an interest in peace with Israel. Hamas, now controlling Gaza and enjoying extensive popularity in the West Bank, openly trumpets its objective not only...
  • European Union Causes Peace Process And Quartet Meltdown

    02/16/2015 5:16:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | David Singer
    Quartet has been totally compromised--the peace process and its intricate negotiating structure irretrievably ended. Back to the drawing board for yet another new proposal Revelations that the European Union (EU) has been acting illegally in funding and facilitating the construction of more than 400 unauthorised buildings in areas in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) under exclusive Israeli control—signals the end of: negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation under the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2003 Bush Roadmap and the role of the Quartet - America, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union - as mediator in...
  • EU Ready to Strike Israel with Sanctions One Day After Elections

    02/10/2015 7:27:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2015, 1:38 PM | Tova Dvorin
    EU member states have been readying themselves to enforce sanctions on Israel for Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria, diplomats revealed Tuesday—and will strike hours after the March 17 elections. Israeli officials in recent weeks met with Europe’s most important foreign ministries at the EU headquarters in Brussels, an Israeli official told Walla! News on condition of anonymity, and said that the planned measures in Europe will be focused on “the illegality of the settlements under international law”—without any distinction between “settlement blocs” generally agreed upon to remain in Israel and isolated communities. “The guiding principle is their deepening and emphasizing the...
  • Report Exposes EU Illegal Settlement in Judea and Samaria (European Union invades Holy Land)

    02/07/2015 1:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2015, 10:07 PM | Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Despite the 2012 Levy Report proving the legality of Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria under international law, the European Union (EU) has bitterly opposed that presence and even threatened sanctions—however, a new report reveals that it is in fact the EU that is guilty of “illegal settlement” in the region. Judea and Samaria was divided into Areas A, B and C in the 1993 Oslo Accords, which created the Palestinian Authority (PA); and under the agreements, Area C is under complete Israeli administrative and security control. However, the new report by Regavim, a NGO watchdog group for Jewish national...
  • Far Left to Petition Against Plan to Bring French Jews to Judea

    01/13/2015 11:32:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/15 | Shimon Cohen & Tova Dvorin
    Meretz Chairman MK Zahava Gal-On intends to petition the Attorney General to stop plans from Minister of Construction Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) to house immigrants from France in Judea and Samaria. Ariel sent a letter asking the Yesha Council where the flow of immigrants from France could settle, as France reels from a string of anti-Semitic attacks. France led the list of countries from which Jews made aliyah to Israel in 2014, with almost 7,000 new French immigrants, more than double the 3,400 who came last year. Aliyah is only expected to increase after the latest spate of anti-Semitic attacks....
  • What Were Armed US Consulate Staff Doing near Adei Ad?

    01/04/2015 11:14:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/15 | Ari Soffer
    The full details of Friday's clash between residents of the Jewish village of Adei Ad in Samaria and a delegation from the US Consulate in Jerusalem - which very nearly escalated into a fully-fledged shootout between the sides - are still emerging. But those details which have emerged so far paint a worrying picture regarding the conduct of Consulate staff - who either willingly took part in a planned provocation, or else, in a staggering show of irresponsibility and unprofessionalism, recklessly blundered into a volatile and potentially deadly situation without the slightest idea of what they were doing. Roughly two...
  • Israel Police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

    01/03/2015 3:03:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2015 | AP Via Fox News
    Jerusalem - Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a small number of settlers threw rocks at officials who had come to an area near the Jewish settlement outpost of Adi Ad in two consular vehicles to look into Palestinian claims that settlers uprooted scores of Palestinian olive trees the day before. He said that after the rock barrage began, the vehicles left the area,...
  • Settlers clash with US consulate security near West Bank outpost

    01/02/2015 9:29:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ynet ^ | 1/2/2015 | Elior Levy
    A confrontation broke out between security personnel from the American consulate and settlers from the Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank on Friday, after settlers hurled stones at two vehicles from the consulate. According to both Palestinian and settler sources, the American security guards drew their weapons at the settlers. A preliminary police investigation of the clashes between American security personnel and Israeli settlers discovered the consulate employees had arrived at the Adei Ad outpost in Samaria without coordination with the appropriate defense officials. An official from the village of Turmus Ayya, near the scene of the incident, said...
  • PA Police Operate in Israeli Town

    10/17/2011 12:40:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Palestinian Authority Arabs showed up at the Jewish village of Adei Ad on Monday to harvest olives – olives from trees that were planted and nurtured by local Jewish farmers. The PA group was accompanied by PA police, who stood watch as the harvesters gathered Adei Ad’s produce. Residents of Adei Ad explained that the trees were planted years ago, and that PA Arabs recently filed a claim for ownership, arguing that an Arab family owns the land the trees were planted on. Local Jews say the claim of land ownership is false. The trees in question are located just...
  • 'Deport US Consulate Staff Who Threatened Jews'

    01/03/2015 11:46:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/3/2015, 8:41 PM | Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin
    Acting Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, has filed a request to the Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan demanding he immediately expel the American Consulate staff members who entered the Samaria village of Adei Ad Friday and threatened Israeli Jews with an M-16. "As revealed through Wikileaks few years ago, these supposed 'officials' are intelligence agents and spies in every respect," said Dagan, adding "this time, they went too far and participated in a provocative tour with the Palestinians in the southern Samaria and north Binyamin, without any coordination as required with the IDF and police, and...
  • Watch: Hamas Shows Off Army 'Ready to Conquer Jerusalem'

    12/27/2014 3:35:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/14 | Dalit Halevi & Ari Yashar
    he propaganda unit of Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, kicked into overdrive recently with a new film, which attempted to portray the terrorist organization's Gazan fighting force as a modern Islamic army, exhibiting advanced weaponry training for a wide range of scenarios - and with its sights on Jerusalem. Video In the video a large unit of terrorists are shown with all the equipment of a modern army, from combat vests to advanced assault rifles. Several are seen bearing a flag reading "the army of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)." The Hamas "army" is seen conducting an array of operations modeled...
  • 'If UN Recognizes Palestine, Israel Must Annex in Judea-Samaria'

    12/27/2014 3:49:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/14 | Ari Yashar
    Likud Central Committee chairman Danny Danon, who is challenging Binyamin Netanyahu for leadership of the party, on Saturday night called on Israel to respond to an expected UN recognition of the Palestinian Authority (PA) as the "state of Palestine" by declaring sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. "We must clarify in the clearest terms to the world that every unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state will bring Israeli sovereignty," declared Danon in a meeting with Likud activists in Judea's Gush Etzion region. Prime among the attendants at the meeting were Kiryat Arba Regional Council head Malakhi Levinger and Deputy Gush Etzion...
  • Likely US presidential candidate: Egyptian option should be examined to solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    12/19/2014 7:47:12 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.19.2014 | N/A
    Ben Carson, on his first visit here, tells ‘Post’ he is not sure that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria ‘makes sense,’ and that Israeli settlement construction is ‘blown out of proportion.’ Retired neurosurgeon and aspiring US politician Ben Carson could walk down the streets of Jerusalem, shout at the top of his lungs “I am Ben Carson,” and almost no one would know who he is. At least not yet. But that could change very quickly as the 2016 US presidential campaign picks up speed, and Carson gains traction. And if recent polls are any indication, the 63-yearold...
  • 'US Should Fund Jewish Construction in Judea-Samaria, Not Gaza'

    12/13/2014 11:12:15 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-12-14 | Baruch Gordon
    In a stirring speech delivered at the annual Bet El Institutions dinner earlier this week, former Arkansas Governor and US Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee said that the United States should immediately cease its funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and allocate the same amount to housing for Jews in Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank). Huckabee, who led three groups to Israel this year alone, said that he always brings tourists to a random Palestinian shop to ask to see Israel on the maps sold in the store. The shopkeeper inevitably looks confused because Israel doesn’t appear on their...
  • 2014: Arabs Built 550 Illegal Structures in Area C Alone

    12/07/2014 4:07:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    The Subcommittee for Judea and Samaria of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hosted on Sunday the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, for a discussion of illegal construction in Judea and Samaria. According to information presented to the committee, about 550 illegal structures were built by Arabs in Areas C in the course of 2014, as opposed to 150 illegal structures built by Jews. Bearing in mind that the Arab population in Areas C is smaller than the Jewish one – about 90,000 Arabs compared with about 400,000 Jews – the rate...
  • Police Raise Nationwide Terror Alert (Israel)

    11/08/2014 10:23:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 11/8/14 | Cynthia Blank
    Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino held a meeting Saturday to assess the security situation following the death of Hir Alhamdan, 22, and the ensuing riots and rock-throwing attacks in the Galilee, Samaria and Jerusalem, that broke out. The conclusion of those attending the meeting was to to raise the alert level in the country to Gimmel (C). This means that police forces will increase their presence at specific points of friction as well as the cities beleaguered by violence. Hir Alhamdan, a resident of Kafr Kana in the Galilee, was shot and killed by police on Friday night. Alhamdan reportedly lunged...
  • Khamenei: 'West Bank' Should Hound Israel Like Gaza

    10/20/2014 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Mark Langfan
    Fars, the semi-official press agency of Iran, has reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told the visiting Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, in Tehran on Thursday, "The enemy [Israel] should feel the same worries in the West Bank as it does in Gaza." The comments came at the same meeting in which Shalah praised Iran's own role in the conflict. “The Islamic Republic and the Iranian people are proud of your [Islamic Jihad’s] ‘victory’ and resistance [in Gaza], and hope that the back-to-back ‘triumphs’ of resistance groups will continue until final victory,” Iran's Supreme...
  • Is Israel Moving Closer to Full Sovereignty in Judea-Samaria?

    10/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Members of Knesset, Orit Struk and Yariv Levin, heads of the Land of Israel Lobby in the Knesset, have prepared ten laws for applying sovereignty over ten different areas in Judea and Samaria. We discussed with MK Struk the laws that have been proposed and that are awaiting for the right moment to be moved along in the path of parliamentary legislation. “The laws of sovereignty are actually intended for the application of Israeli sovereignty gradually over the areas of settlement in Judea and Samaria, which is called Area C, in keeping with the idea that the entire process of...
  • Arabs Caught on Film in Another ‘Tree Libel’ (cut down olive trees, blame Jews)

    10/13/2014 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 5:29 PM | Moshe Cohen
    Arabs on Monday were caught red-handed cooking up another “tree libel” against Jewish residents of Samaria. The Arabs were seen cutting down olive trees and demolishing fences in an Arab olive grove near Har Bracha in Samaria, apparently intending to blame the damage on Jews. Two volunteers working with the Samaria Residents Council caught the vandals on film. The volunteers were on special patrol, after Council director Benny Katsover urged Jewish residents of the area to watch out for Arab provocations during the olive harvest season. Katzover called on residents to carry video-filming equipment as they traveled the roads, in...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

    09/30/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arutz Sheva was at the scene as hundreds of concerned Jews gathered on Tuesday in the Samaria town of Givat Assaf, located north of Jerusalem near Beit El, to join in a prayer rally to save the community from destruction. The far-left group Peace Now seven years ago petitioned for the town's destruction claiming it was built on Arab-owned land; residents argue it was not privately owned and therefore can easily be recognized as state land, adding that nearly all of the land was purchased and legally registered by residents in the state land registry. In a court discussion on...
  • Qatar-Funded City to Arise in Israel; More Tunnels, Anyone?

    09/09/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9-9-2014 | Hillel Fendel
    Sometime in the coming days a governmental committee is to convene to decide whether a new Qatari-funded Arab city in the heart of Samaria will be populated. It is currently expected that Israel will remove the last barrier blocking the city – which is already near completely-built – and allow the city to be connected to Israel's water supply. The "Joint Water Committee for Israel and the Palestinians," established in the framework of the Oslo Accords, is to vote on the final approval. Both Israel and the PA have veto power over any project brought for approval – and have...
  • Qatar-Funded City to Arise in Israel; More Tunnels, Anyone?

    09/09/2014 3:27:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/9/2014, 12:22 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Some time in the coming days, a governmental committee is to convene to decide whether a new Qatari-funded Arab city in the heart of Samaria will be populated. It is currently expected that Israel will remove the last barrier blocking the city—which is already nearly completely built—and allow the city to be connected to Israel’s water supply. […] However, as the grassroots “Cities of Israel” (Mattot Arim) organization has pointed out, the security implications of a Qatar-funded city in Israel have not been sufficiently taken into account—especially now that the extent of Qatari support for Hamas during the recent war...
  • Hamas Leader Haniyeh Favored for Unity President

    09/02/2014 5:24:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2014, 1:24 PM | Ari Yashar
    Support for the terrorist organization Hamas has skyrocketed in Judea, Samaria and Gaza according to a new poll, after Hamas “skyrocketed” Israel with a massive missile barrage and terror war in Operation Protective Edge. A full 61% of Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza would pick Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for unity government president if elections were held today, according to the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research poll reported Tuesday by Associated Press (AP). By contrast, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was found to have dropped sharply to a mere 32% in support. …
  • Iran Releases Video Of Israel Under Nuclear Attack As 10,000 Riot In Judea and Samaria

    07/28/2014 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/28/14 | Pamela Geller
    Obama just released $2.8 billion to these savages. And he has sanctioned their nuclear weapons program. Mankind will always be plagued with evil annihilationists. But America funding them? And sanctioning their nuclear weapons program? That’s a whole new vicious reality for the free world to deal with. That’s new.
  • WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

    11/29/2010 2:51:37 PM PST · by ncfool · 36 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Josh Rogin
    On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza. Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website...
  • Abbas Denounces Murder of Jews in Holocaust as 'Most Heinous Crime in Modern Era'

    04/27/2014 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 27, 2014 | Barak Ravid
    Netanyahu: Rather than soothing international public opinion, Abbas should choose between Hamas and peace with Israel.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas released a special message on Sunday in Arabic and in English on the occasion of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which he decried the murder of Jews in the Holocaust as "the most heinous crime against humanity in modern history. This is the first time a Palestinian president has ever made such a public declaration.
  • Chris Christie calls Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria 'occupied territories'

    03/30/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/30/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Christie apologized for the gaffe. Not long after his speech, Christie met with Adelson privately in the casino mogul’s office in the Venetian hotel and casino, which hosted the RJC meeting. The source told POLITICO that Christie “clarified in the strongest terms possible that his remarks today were not meant to be a statement of policy.” Instead, the source said, Christie made clear “that he misspoke when he referred to the ‘occupied territories.’ And he conveyed that he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel, and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of...
  • 100 Million Shekel Boycott Damage To Jordan Valley

    02/16/2014 10:32:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 2/14/2014, 7:57 AM | Ari Yashar
    At the Fourth Conference of Israeli Agriculture, scheduled for next week, one of the main topics of discussion will be the millions of dollars in financial damage to the Jordan Valley caused by European boycotts on Judea and Samaria.Haim Alush, editor of the monthly magazine “Agriculture Feedback,” will give figures about the delegitimization campaign against Israel at the conference, which will be held at the offices of Ben Gurion Airport. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Alush reports that “these days we know of forces organizing in Europe against supermarkets that sell Israeli produce. The owners of the chains don’t want trouble,...
  • Jewish refugees from Arab lands-Don’t forget what we lost, too

    02/16/2014 9:48:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Economist ^ | 2-15-14
    Compensation for Jews pushed out of Arab lands may become yet another issue MUCH as Palestinian refugees and their offspring remember the orange groves and cinemas they lost in Jaffa when Israel was born in 1948, Jews who once lived in Iraq recite the qasidas—lyrical Arabic poetry—and recall the time when most of Iraq’s banks and transport companies were run by Jews. “Iraq has gone downhill since they forced us out,” sighs a professor at a gathering of academics of Iraqi origin at Or Yehuda, a Tel Aviv suburb, slipping into Arabic. “Mubki, lamentable.” American officials are unclear on the...
  • Netanyahu Floats Idea: "Settlers" to Live under PA Rule

    01/26/2014 2:40:53 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 26 replies
    A source in the Prime Minister's Office told reporters Sunday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu believes that if a Palestinian state is established in Judea and Samaria, Jews who wish to remain in that state should be allowed to do so. The source said that Netanyahu believes that there is no reason for the Palestinian state, netanyahu says settlers may want to remain under pa rule if it is created, to be "mono-ethnic." The source explained that the idea is a continuation of Netanyahu's statement in his speech at Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, in which he made clear that he...
  • Obama/Kerry using limitless leverage to emasculate Israel

    01/09/2014 1:38:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 8, 2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Jewish state must walk away from phony 'peace' negotiations now. On Sunday, Issa Karaka, the Palestinian Authority's minister for jailed terrorists, announced that in the next round of terrorist releases, Israel will release not only Palestinian terrorist murderers, but Israeli Arabs who murdered Israeli Jews in terrorist attacks. As late as last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was said to have completely rejected the Palestinian demand. But in response to Karaka's statement, Netanyahu's spokesman said only that the release of Israeli Arab terrorists would be subject to the approval of the government. In other words, Karaka was probably telling the...
  • Watch: MKs Visit Jordan Valley, Express Support

    01/03/2014 6:21:36 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/14 | Yoni Kempinski & Tova Dvorin
    Thursday's tour of the Jordan Valley by 15 MKs was a landmark political statement of Israel's rights to live in Judea and Samaria, according to those present. "Today we're here not just to mention our connection to the Jordan Valley, but also that the plan that Kerry is going to be presented today is irrelevant to the Middle East conflict," Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) stated to Arutz Sheva. "The importance of this tour is not just about [the] Jordan Valley, but also, in general, about our rights in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem as well." Video Dani Dayan,...
  • One Terrorist Killed, Five Injured in Jenin Clashes

    12/18/2013 6:38:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/13
    IDF soldiers shot dead a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist and wounded at least five others during a counterterrorism operation in the Samaria (Shomron) region Wednesday. Clashes broke out after Israeli special forces came under fire after being exposed in the course of an undercover operation to arrest local Hamas commander Jamal Abu al-Haija. "Earlier this evening during a counter terrorism activity in Jenin, Palestinians opened fire and threw improvised grenades and explosive devices at security forces," a statement said. Soldiers "retaliated towards the perpetrators in self defense. Several Palestinians were wounded in the exchange of fire" and taken by the...
  • Expert Warns: ‘Illegal Building’ is Coordinated Takeover (‘Palestinians’ build on Israeli land)

    12/17/2013 11:49:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/17/2013, 7:32 PM | Maayana Miskin
    There is an ongoing coordinated effort among Palestinian Arabs to take over Israeli-owned land in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), a senior Civil Authority official warned Tuesday. “Over the past two to three years, there’s been a battle for Area C,” said Marco Ben-Shabbat. “It’s not like what we saw before, with a single Palestinian building a private home illegally. It is much more organized.” …
  • EU Dangles 'Unprecedented' Aid Package for Israel-PA Deal

    12/16/2013 7:25:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/13
    The European Union on Monday pledged "unprecedented" levels of support to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the event that the two parties reach a final status agreement which would include the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state in Judea and Samaria, along with the ethnic-cleansing of at least 100,000 Jews in communities throughout the region. Commending US Secretary of State John Kerry for his efforts in launching direct talks between the two, EU foreign ministers said the 28-nation bloc would "contribute substantially" to post-conflict arrangements to ensure the sustainability of a peace deal. "The EU will provide an...
  • Kerry: US considers Israeli settlements to be 'illegitimate'

    11/06/2013 11:57:50 AM PST · by cll · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/06/2013 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    BETHLEHEM - US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel on Wednesday to limit settlement building, an issue that is weighing on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Friction over the talks has risen this past week on the back of Israeli plans, announced in tandem with its release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, for some 3,500 new homes for settlers in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. "Let me emphasize at this point the position of the United States of America on the settlements is that we consider them... to be illegitimate," Kerry said after discussions with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Video: ‘Olive Harvest’ as Terror Preparation Jews catch Arabs filming Jewish town, making

    10/24/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 10/24/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Jews living in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) have argued for years that many Arabs in the region use the olive harvest as a pretext to prepare the ground for attacks on Israeli communities. The annual harvest often leads to conflict as Arabs and foreign left-wing activists insist on entering Jewish communities to pick olives – including communities where the olive harvest formerly led to fatal terrorism. The IDF provides them with security. Now, a new video filmed by Jews in Givat Ronen, near the Samaria town of Itamar, has revealed Arab “farmers” openly threatening terrorism, while filming Jewish homes and...
  • Israeli Forces Destroy Four Jewish-Owned Houses

    10/09/2013 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Police forces and Yassam tactical unit officers on Wednesday destroyed four homes in Geulat Tzion, a small agricultural community is located near Shiloh in the Samaria (Shomron) region. Jewish-owned homes in the region are demolished from time to time by IDF forces acting under orders from the Civil Administration, which claimes that the homes were built illegally. Before demolishing the structures,security forces ordered an evacuation of the four houses in the Samaria outpost Wednesday morning. Two right-wing activists tried to breach a closed military zone declared around the area and threw rocks at the security forces, but both were detained...
  • Obama at UN: End Occupation of West Bank

    09/24/2013 2:14:20 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    United States President Barack Obama lauded Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders in a speech Tuesday at the United Nations. Obama spoke in support of the ongoing Israel-PA peace talks, and said he was glad to see that more young Israelis recognize that "the occupation of the West Bank" cannot continue. Young Arabs in Ramallah are "understandably cynical" regarding the talks and frustrated at "the daily indignities of occupation," he said. The "West Bank" is the term American and other international leaders use to refer to Judea and Samaria (Shomron). The territories were settled by both Jews and Arabs until 1948,...
  • EU Seeks to Calm Israeli Bodies Hit By Boycott

    09/08/2013 2:00:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2013, 9:14 AM | Kochava Rozenbaum
    The European Union (EU) is seeking to reassure Israelis who are concerned about the economic harm caused by the EU’s decision to forbid its member states from cooperating, transferring funds, or giving scholarships or research grants to bodies in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. A senior delegation from the European Union will arrive in Israel early this week to examine ways of preventing damage to Israeli entities operating beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines. …
  • Outrage as Car Rental Company Redraws Israel's Borders

    08/22/2013 10:24:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/22/13 | Uzi Baruch
    Israeli customers of the global car rental agency "SixT" have expressed their surprise and anger at the company's decision to unilaterally erase Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights from its maps of Israel. Information gathered by Arutz Sheva reveals that the company's European branches made the decision to take the politically-charged step, which effectively takes sides in the as-yet unresolved dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. A number of customers contacted Arutz Sheva after carrging out their transactions in Israel through the company's Israeli branch, "Shlomo Sixt," only to find upon arriving in Europe that the company had erased...
  • Min. Peretz: Bayit Yehudi Torpedoing Peace

    08/11/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Gil Ronen
    Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz (Hatnua) accused the Bayit Yehudi party Sunday of recklessly endangering the “peace process” with the initiative to approve 1,200 housing tenders in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. The decision was announced by Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel. "While [Hatnua leader] Minister Tzipi Livni is making extensive efforts to convince the leaders of Europe that we desire peace, and that the matter of borders will only be determined in negotiations between us and the Palestinians, Minister Ariel is busy with an unnecessary provocation and with messages that run counter to the prime minister's decision to renew...
  • Minister Ariel the New Target for Far-Left Anger

    08/11/2013 3:59:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) has become a target for left-wing anger. Ariel’s encouragement of housing projects built for Jews in Jerusalem has led various groups to accuse him of trying to “mess up the peace talks.” The latest such project is an initiative to build 63 housing units between the majority-Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanetziv and the majority-Arab Jabal Mukaber neighborhood. The new homes will be marketed to Israelis. Ariel will be at the site on Sunday for the inauguration of the new project, as will Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Leftist activists published statements expressing their frustration with...
  • Palestinian Authority Denies Jewish Right to Western Wall

    08/12/2013 10:43:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    In what is being described as yet another example of Palestinian Authority (PA) denial of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the very legitimacy of the State of Israel, the Presidential Guard of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has claimed the Western Wall as an Arab and Islamic site. Last week, a picture of the Western Wall was posted onto the PA Presidential Guard's official Facebook page with a PA flag superimposed on it, along with the words "The Al Buraq Wall - Public Relations and Information - The Presidential Guard - Palestinian youth know their rights." The Western Wall...