Monday, November 30, 2015

Israeli Spy Pollard Freed After 30 Years In U.S. Prison

Pollard will be required to wear an electronic bracelet so his movements can be monitored at all times.

November 20, 2015

Israeli Policeman Given Community Service For Beating Palestinian-American Boy

Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Florida as protests erupted over the abduction and killing on July 2, 2014, of his 16-year-old cousin Mohammed Abu Khudeir, allegedly by three Israeli Jews.

November 18, 2015

Netanyahu Says Time For U.S. Jews To Heal Rifts Over Iran Deal

Netanyahu tells American Jews: “Now more than ever we must work together to unite the Jewish people and secure the Jewish state.”

November 10, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington

Netanyahu Expects More Military Aid From Meeting With Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday is being billed as a fence-mending visit after their dispute over the Iran nuclear deal — but analysts see the meeting as something of a victory lap for Netanyahu.

November 8, 2015
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York

Bill Clinton Urges Israelis To Finish What Yitzhak Rabin Started

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged Israelis to continue supporting the moribund peace process with the Palestinians, despite the setbacks of the past two decades.

November 1, 2015

After Netanyahu Comments, Germany Says Responsibility For Holocaust Is Ours

After Benjamin Netanyahu alleged that Palestinians forced Hitler into committing the Holocaust, now even Germany is speaking up.

October 21, 2015

Netanyahu Says Hitler Didn’t Really Want To Kill The Jews — Palestinians Made Him Do It!

It’s not often you hear the argument made in international dialogue that Hitler wasn’t such a bad guy — he was just following orders, perhaps?

October 20, 2015
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford shakes hands with Israeli army officers in Tel Aviv

Israel, U.S. Signal Security Ties Back On Track After Iran Feud

Israel and the United States signaled on Sunday they were starting to put disputes over the Iran nuclear deal behind them, announcing resumed talks on U.S. defense aid for Israel as it hosted Washington’s top general and a joint air force drill.

October 18, 2015

U.S. ‘Excessive Force’ Comment Touches Nerve In Israel

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon accused Washington of “misreading” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying shooting knife-wielding Palestinians was self-defense.

October 15, 2015
An Israeli policeman performs a security check on a Palestinian man at a checkpoint in Jabel Mukaber, in an area of the West Bank that Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed to the city of Jerusalem

Israel Calls In Army To Try To Halt Wave Of Stabbings

The Israeli government moved to dispatch soldiers to Israeli cities and weighed posting checkpoints outside Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem after Palestinian assailants carried out multiple attacks Tuesday, leaving three Israelis dead and more than a dozen wounded.

October 14, 2015

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Intensifies; Arabs And Jews Stabbed

There are few signs of the tension and violence dying down.

October 9, 2015
A Palestinian youth carries a flag during clashes in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya

Violence Intensifies In Jerusalem, West Bank, Raising Security Concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

October 4, 2015
Palestinian flag

6 Things That Happened At The U.N. This Week That Weren’t About Syria

Cuba, Palestine, Iran, Ukraine, Yemen.

October 2, 2015

Israel Undermines U.S. Peace Effort, Palestinian Abbas Tells U.N

In address to the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cited Israel’s continued settlements in the West Bank, refusal to release Palestinian prisoners.

September 30, 2015
Ted Cruz caricature

This Week In Crazy: Beyond The GOP Debate

The twin GOP debates on Wednesday night were a five-hour opera of posturing nuttiness — but far from the only conservative inanity on display this week.

September 18, 2015
Israeli border policemen take position during a protest against what Palestinian organizers say is land confiscation by Israel to make way for the Israeli barrier in the occupied West Bank city of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem

Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash At Jerusalem Holy Site

Police used tear gas and threw stun grenades toward Palestinian youths, who barricaded themselves inside the mosque and hurled rocks and flares.

September 13, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Protests Greet Israel’s Netanyahu On British Visit

Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and “Free Palestine” banners staged a noisy protest in central London.

September 9, 2015
Yishai Schlissel is escorted by security personnel at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court

Israeli Police Commanders Disciplined Over Gay Pride Stabbings

Seven officers were reassigned and four formally reprimanded.

September 6, 2015
Spectator waves a Palestinian flag during the first leg of the Palestine Cup final soccer match between Gaza Strip's Shejaia and Hebron's Al-Ahly at al-Yarmouk stadium in Gaza

Israel Slams Palestinians’ Push To Fly Their Flag At U.N.

General Assembly is expected to vote on Sept. 10 on a Palestinian resolution that says the flags of non-member observer states “shall be raised at the United Nations Headquarters and Offices following the flags of the member states of the United Nations.”

September 1, 2015

Oops: Israeli Newspaper Misidentifies Al Franken As ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator’

The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” had an embarrassing gaffe Thursday, in its effort to track the latest congressional vote count on the Iran nuclear deal.

August 13, 2015

Jimmy Carter: Netanyahu Decided To Deprive Palestinians Of Equal Rights

Former president Jimmy Carter is offering a bleak appraisal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

August 13, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support The Iran Deal — And Why Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.

August 6, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal As U.S. Diplomacy Over War

Obama: “Let’s not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”

August 5, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Warns Of Dangers To Israel If Iran Deal Blocked

President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said on Wednesday.

August 5, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Israel’s Netanyahu Tells Cabinet To Back Budget Or Risk Government Collapse

Israeli governments frequently collapse over budget disputes as the multiple parties that traditionally make up coalitions fall out over their spending demands.

August 4, 2015
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