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  • Video: Dramatic West Bank Car Ramming and Stabbing Terror Attack

    04/23/2020 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Foreign Desk News ^ | April 22, 2020 | Lisa Daftari
    A surveillance camera captured a Palestinian terrorist ram his van into a an Israeli border police officer Wednesday morning, and then exiting his car attempting to stab the officer at a checkpoint between the West Bank town of Abu Dis and the Maale Adumim settlement.
  • New EU project invites photographers to 'occupied Palestinian territory'

    02/12/2020 7:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/20 14:46 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A new project by the European Union (EU) offers European photographers an all-expenses-paid trip to “occupied Palestinian territory” in order to “tour areas across the West Bank to capture different aspects of Palestinian life.” “Do you want to be part of the EU Photo Marathon in Palestine?” reads the EU flyer that depicts three empty chairs against the backdrop of a concrete and graffitied portion of Israel’s security fence. “Apply before 20 February 2020!” the flyer concludes along with the hashtag “#EU4PALESTINE” and a photo of the EU and Palestine Liberation Organization flag side-by-side. […] Matan Peleg, CEO of the...
  • UN blacklists 112 companies for working in Judea and Samaria

    02/12/2020 7:36:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/20 16:16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The UN Human Rights Council has released a report detailing a “black list” of international companies operating in Judea and Samaria. The council listed 112 companies which it claims violate international law by continuing to operate in the Jewish communities in the area, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor. Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the black List, saying that “the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of the “black list” of business companies is a shameful surrender to the pressures of countries and organizations interested in hurting Israel, even though most countries in the world have refused to join this political...
  • Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

    11/12/2019 3:33:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2019 | Lorne Cook, Josef Federman
    The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.” The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labeling must provide an “indication of that provenance” so that consumers can make “informed choices” when they shop. The EU has consistently spoken out against Israeli settlement...
  • Netanyahu expected to promote West Bank annexation

    09/10/2019 7:10:30 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 39 replies
    Axios ^ | 9/10/19 | Barak Ravid
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce later Tuesday his intention to promote annexation steps in the occupied West Bank if he wins the next week's elections, an Israeli official tells me. Why it matters: Netanyahu has already spoken about annexation before Israel's elections in April, but he didn’t commit or promise anything. Netanyahu’s statement is directed at his right-wing base and the settler lobby in order to boost support for his Likud party over other right-wing parties, ensuring that Likud wins most seats in the elections to gain an upper hand in building a coalition. The international...
  • AP Interview: Pelosi assails ‘weakness’ of Trump, Netanyahu

    08/17/2019 4:38:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 17, 2019 | Lisa Mascaro
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the “weakness” of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country. Pelosi told The Associated Press that the “weakness of Netanyahu and the weakness of Donald Trump combined” into a policy that’s “a no.” “We have a deep relationship and long-standing relationship with Israel that can withstand Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu,” Pelosi said. “We cannot let their weaknesses stand in the way of our ongoing relationship.” She said the U.S. commitment to...
  • Israel excoriates Irish ambassador over 'anti-Semitic' bill

    01/25/2019 8:06:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 01/25/19 13:22 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli foreign ministry officials excoriated Ireland’s backing for a bill banning business ties with Jews in Judea, Samaria, and parts of Jerusalem, delivering a sharp reprimand to the Irish ambassador to Israel. “It was made clear to the ambassador that this hypocritical and anti-Semitic legislation will have serious consequences for Israeli-Irish relations and [Ireland’s] standing in the region if [the bill] is advanced,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Friday. “It would be better if Ireland confronted dictators and evil terrorist groups instead of [attacking] Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.” …
  • New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' [Ireland]

    11/22/2018 4:50:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 11/22/2018 | Christina Finn
    The Occupied Territories Bill is fully compliant with EU trade rules, according to new expert legal opinion given to Senator Frances Black. The Bill, which is due to be voted on by the Seanad next Wednesday, aims to prohibit Ireland from trading in goods and services from Israeli-occupied territories by prohibiting “the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories”. Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators. Members within government such as Transport Shane Ross, Minister of State for Disabilities...
  • Obama Gets It Wrong on Israeli ‘Settlement’ AGAIN

    02/01/2018 1:47:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/18 | Sean Durns
    In remarks made before New York City’s Temple Emanu-El on Jan. 24, 2018, former President Barack Obama defended his administration’s decision not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2334, which asserted that Israeli settlements have “no legal validity,” violate “international law” and are a “major obstacle” to achieving a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama told the audience that he allowed UNSC 2334 to pass because “the pace of [Israeli] settlement construction skyrocketed making it almost impossible to make any kind of Palestinian state.”To be “a true friend of Israel, it is important to be honest about it, and the politics...
  • West Bank Palestinians burn Trump, Pence in effigy

    01/28/2018 7:34:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/27/2018
    Palestinians hang a burning puppet bearing the portrait of US President Donald Trump, during a mock trial for him and Vice President Mike Pence in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
  • Report: Trump suggests annexation of 10% of Judea and Samaria [says PLO]

    01/21/2018 9:39:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 01/22/18 01:13 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat revealed in a report prepared for the PLO Central Committee meeting last week details of the American proposal for a “deal of the century” aimed at advancing an agreement to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to the report, the outline drawn up by US President Donald Trump’s negotiating team included the annexation of 10% of Judea and Samaria by Israel and the placement of the capital of the future state of Palestine in the suburbs of Jerusalem. The proposed Palestinian state would be demilitarized, and Israel would maintain a security presence along the Jordan...
  • PA blasts US ambassador for denying Israeli 'occupation' [i.e. Palestinian Authority]

    09/06/2017 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 09/06/17 14:23 | David Rosenberg
    The Palestinian Authority blasted US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, calling recent comments made by the Ambassador regarding Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria “unacceptable”. Last week, Ambassador Friedman spoke with the Jerusalem Post, which published the interview on Friday. During the course of the interview, Friedman referred to PA claims that Israel is “occupying” Judea and Samaria, calling Israel’s presence in the area the “alleged occupation”. In response, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization penned a letter to diplomats lambasting Ambassador Friedman for his comments, calling them unacceptable, AFP reported Wednesday. …
  • 'The time has come to apply the same law to all citizens' [Israeli law for Judea/Samaria]

    05/05/2017 7:55:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 05/05/17 10:31 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) are advancing revolutionary new legislation which seeks to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. At the moment, due to the fact that Israeli law does not apply in Judea and Samaria, the army Head of Central Command, which is the official sovereign entity in Judea and Samaria, applies some of the laws on Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria by means of orders signed by the General. According to a report by Yediot Aharonot, Shaked and Levin, who stand at the head of the Knesset Legislation Committee, are...
  • 'Palestinian territories' instead of 'Israel?'

    05/04/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 05/04/17 10:06 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Thousands of French citizens living in Israel recently received official letters from the French foreign ministry calling on them to vote in the French presidential elections. Channel 2 reported this morning that among those who received letters were hundreds of French-Israelis living over the “Green Line,” who were surprised to find that their place of residence was not addressed as being located in “Israel” — but rather, the “Palestinian Territories.” French parliament member Meir Habib, who represents French citizens living in Israel, sent a harsh letter to French President François Hollande — as well as to leading presidential candidate Emmanuel...
  • Jordan to Israel: Withdraw and you'll get security [i.e. from Judea/Samaria]

    05/01/2017 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    INN ^ | 04/30/17 06:05 | Elad Benari
    Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Saturday said Arab countries would provide security for Israel if it withdraws from Judea and Samaria. Safadi's comments came during a meeting with in Moscow with his counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. “In order for Israel to live in peace with the Arabs, it is necessary for them to leave the territories occupied after 1967. So if this happens, the Arab countries will be ready to give security guarantees to Israel,” the Jordanian minister said, according to the Russian Sputnik news agency. …
  • Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles

    01/15/2017 2:46:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    PamGeller.com ^ | 1-12-17 | Pamela Geller
    Much thanks to Jean-Patrick for reporting on this monumental but ignored court ruling. Also see San Remo mandate: Israel’s Magna Carta (and here). Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles, France Publie par Jean-Patrick Grumberg, Le 12 Janvier 2017 In a historical trial carefully « forgotten » by the media, the 3rd Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles declares that Israel is the legal occupier of the West Bank*. When I first learned that the Court of Appeal of Versailles ruled that West bank settlements and occupation of Judea Samaria by...
  • British government slams Kerry's speech

    12/29/2016 7:41:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/16 21:08 | Gary Willig
    … A spokesman for the British Prime Minister issued a statement criticizing Kerry’s focus on the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem. “We do not… believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex.” The spokesman also criticized Kerry’s description of the current government in Israel as “the most right-wing government” in Israeli history. “And we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an...
  • How the U.S. came to abstain on a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements

    12/28/2016 7:07:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | Karen DeYoung
    On Dec. 21, amid his morning workout, an afternoon round of golf and a family dinner with friends, President Obama interrupted his Hawaii vacation to consult by phone with his top national security team in Washington. Egypt had introduced a resolution at the U.N. Security Council condemning Israeli settlements as illegal, and a vote was scheduled for the next day. The idea had been circulating at the council for months, but the abrupt timing was a surprise. Obama was open to abstaining, he said on the call, provided the measure was “balanced” in its censure of terrorism and Palestinian violence...
  • France urges labelling goods from Israeli settlements

    11/24/2016 2:48:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2016 5:42 PM EST | Philippe Sotto
    France published an official notification Thursday urging businesses to use labels to identify goods produced in the Israeli settlements, prompting a swift condemnation from Israel. It was not immediately clear whether the notice published in the French Official Journal is binding for retailers or a recommendation. A press official with the trade ministry said late Thursday she was not aware of the notification and couldn’t immediately say whether it was mandatory or advisory. In Nov. 2015, the European Union recommended that its member states put special labels on exports from the West Bank, but said the technical guidelines on the...
  • Trump: Israel should keep building in Judea and Samaria

    05/03/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said Israel should continue building in Judea and Samaria, insisting the Jewish state should "keep moving forward" in response to Arab terrorism. Speaking to the UK's Daily Mail, Trump emphasized his support for the State of Israel, and appeared to veer away from previous comments in which he declared that he would stay "neutral" on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Trump referenced the "thousands of missiles being launched into Israel," by Arab terrorists prior to the 2014 Gaza war, asking rhetorically: "Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?" He also said he...