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  • Galon: This isn't transparency, it's persecution

    02/08/2016 3:49:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16
    Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon blasted Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the Transparency Law at Monday evening's discussion of the bill in the Knesset. “This is not transparency; it is political persecution,” she charged. “Those who slander Israel are actually Ayelet Shaked and her settler friends. The world hates Israel not because of what the [leftist] organizations make public...
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called “Transparency Law”, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

    02/07/2016 2:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16 | Dalit halevi
    Gazan mental health experts are claiming that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is causing more cases of mental health disorders in the populace due to the unemployment rate and the continued degradation of the local economy. The head of the department for the development of health in the Gaza Health Ministry, Hashim al-Mudlal, told the Palestine news paper that statistics are showing a rise in the number of people who are requesting mental health services in the various clinics around Gaza. Among the symptoms that are being described to health workers are hypertension, lack of urinary control, and mental disturbances....
  • Sudanese stabber behind Ashkelon attack dies

    02/07/2016 2:34:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16 | Cynthia Blank
    The man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier Sunday morning in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon has been identified as a Sudanese national. The attacker was shot and seriously injured after fleeing the scene of the stabbing; he later died of his wounds at the hospital. Police initially believed the stabbing near the city's central bus station was part of an ongoing wave of Arab terror attacks across Israel. Now, however, the motive for the stabbing is unclear. The Sudanese national, said to be in his 20s, arrived at Ben Gurion Boulevard in Ashkelon shortly before 8:30...
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • False confession revealed in Duma arson case

    02/05/2016 12:26:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/16 | Ari Yashar
    Transcriptions of the interrogation proceedings in the lethal Duma arson case were released on Thursday night, revealing that one minor suspect was forced into making a false confession due to the brutal torture used against him. The transcriptions were received by Channel 10, and revolve around the case of A., a 17-year-old from Samaria. Under torture he admitted to committing the arson last July - but he was not indicted for doing so, showing how the torture induced false confessions. Officials including Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) had admitted prior to the confessions...
  • Herzog peddles peace plan to Kerry

    02/03/2016 5:40:06 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2 | Ari yashar
    Opposition head MK Yitzhak Herzog (Zionist Union) on Wednesday afternoon met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, and in the course of the meeting presented his "separation" peace plan involving a regional effort to create a Palestinian state in Israel. During the meeting, which is the fourth between the two in the last half-year, Kerry expressed interest in Herzog's plan, which would form a regional security committee consisting of Egypt, Jordan and Israel together with other Arab states. This committee would coordinate a joint fight against radical Islamic terror, according to Herzog, and likewise advance "confidence building...
  • Roof Collapses During Hamas Funeral

    02/02/2016 11:54:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Now if only they had been tormenting a blinded Jewish strong man who knocked out some support pillars...
  • Ted Cruz ousts Trump in first primary

    02/02/2016 3:49:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/16 | Raphael Poch
    Voting polls do not always tell the whole story. As of Monday morning business mogul Donald trump was expected to win the Republican Iowa caucus primaries by a margin of more than 5 percent of the vote. However, following the voting late Monday night, victory went to his closest competitor US Senator Ted Cruz. .....
  • Hamas claims to have captured Israeli intelligence agent

    02/02/2016 3:14:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas on Tuesday claimed that it arrested an intelligence agent who had provided information to Israel for 14 years. A website affiliated with Hamas’s internal security agencies in Gaza claimed that the agent, who was only identified by the initials MS, assisted in providing information which led to the elimination of terrorists and in the bombings of houses in Gaza. According to the website, the agent was hired by Israeli intelligence in 2002 while working in Israel, through a friend who was tied to Israeli intelligence. During his stay in Gaza, reported the website, the agent used a cell phone...
  • 'IDF checked the noises, they aren't terror tunnels'

    02/01/2016 3:28:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/16 | Reut Hadar
    Eshkol regional council head Gadi Yarkoni on Monday addressed reports that Hamas is ramping up its terror tunnel construction, and several attack tunnels have already crossed underneath the border. Yarkoni said that the IDF has checked the complaints of residents of the region adjacent to Gaza who said they heard the sounds of digging underneath their homes, and he claimed that the sounds were not from terror tunnels. "I don't say that there aren't tunnels, the IDF needs to say that there aren't tunnels. The IDF needs to check everything. The IDF should come to every resident who hears noises...
  • Hamas urges PA police to conduct more attacks

    02/01/2016 3:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya called on more Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Force members to follow the example of Amjad Abu-Omar, the terrorist who conducted a shooting attack adjacent to Bet El in Samaria on Sunday. Abu-Omar, a member of the PA Security Forces and formerly the personal bodyguard to the PA's Attorney General, shot three IDF soldiers wounding two of them seriously and one lightly before being shot dead by other soldiers. "Today Amjad Abu-Omar went out (to conduct an attack) without taking into account his connection to the Palestinian Authority which was granted funds in order to brainwash...
  • College walkout after lecturer says soldiers rape Arab women

    02/01/2016 2:44:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/2/16 | Gil Ronen
    About 30 students walked out of a class Monday at Oranim College, near Haifa, after lecturer Naila Awad claimed that IDF soldiers sexually harass and rape Arab women in Judea and Samaria. According to news site NRG, after Awad showed a film on the status of Bedouin women, a student remarked that in Biblical times, Jewish men could take wives from populations they had defeated. Awad reportedly replied: "True. Today, too, many studies prove that IDF soldiers sexually abuse and rape Palestinian women in the Territories." The discussion grew very heated from that point onward, and students demanded to see...
  • Danon: I experience anti-Semitism daily in the UN

    01/31/2016 3:05:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/16
    srael's United Nations (UN) Ambassador Danny Danon participated Sunday evening at the "Modern Anti-Semitism: BDS" conference, hosted by the Department for Combating Anti-Semitism of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Danon spoke to the dozens of attendees at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, revealing to them that "unfortunately I experienced anti-Semitism and BDS every day, every hour.” "My family and I represent Israel at the United Nations in New York, a strong Jewish city. We cross one street to the UN building and it is a different world." Danon said that ''it is a source of great pride to represent...
  • Hamas: UN chief is prejudiced in favor of the 'occupation'

    01/31/2016 2:27:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Hamas was unhappy on Sunday with remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who a day earlier expressed concern by Hamas’s announcement that it intends to continue developing its terror infrastructure in Gaza in order to continue attacking Israeli civilians. In a statement posted on its website, the group said it “slammed” Ban’s remarks regarding Hamas’s terror tunnels. “The tunnels are defensive,” Hamas claimed, noting that “they were built for the purpose of fending the Gaza Strip against invasion by the Israeli forces.” “Those remarks are prejudiced in favor of the Israeli occupation,” blasted the terrorist movement. Ban’s statement of concern...
  • 'Will France also offer international conference for ISIS?'

    01/30/2016 2:38:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/16 | Nitsan Keidar
    Israel is still responding angrily to France's proposal yesterday to call an international peace conference with Israel and the Palestinians - and to unilaterally recognize the state of "Palestine," should the conference fail to bring peace. Political officials told Arutz Sheva that they wonder "whether France will propose an international conference with ISIS, after it armed and spread terror in France?" Another official explained that "The French proposal effectively gives the Palestinians an excuse to blow up the talks and still get all they want without negotiating at all." He added: "This is a mistaken approach. Why should the Palestinians...
  • NATO warns Russia to 'fully respect' Turkish airspace

    01/30/2016 10:46:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/16
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Russia it will "face consequences" after Ankara accused Moscow of a new violation of its airspace. "Russia will have to face consequences if it keeps on such violations against Turkey's sovereignty rights," Erdogan told reporters at an Istanbul airport before leaving on a Latin America tour. "Such irresponsible steps do not benefit either the Russian Federation, or Russia-NATO relations, or regional and global peace." "A Su-34 plane belonging to the Russian Federation air force violated Turkish airspace at 11:46 (0946 GMT) local time yesterday (Friday)," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement....
  • Baby Adelle's murderers sent to 15 years in prison

    01/28/2016 3:03:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    The five terrorists who in 2013 threw rocks at the car of the Biton family and critically wounded two-year-old Adelle, ultimately resulting in her death two years later, were on Thursday sent to 15 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter rather than murder. It was reported in December that the terrorists’ attorneys signed a plea bargain under which all five terrorists will confess to and be convicted of manslaughter, receive a prison sentence of 15 years and each will pay 30,000 shekels to the Biton family. The plea bargain was approved by the Military Court in Samaria.
  • US requires Judea-Samaria goods to be labeled

    01/28/2016 1:12:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/16 | Ariel Soffer
    A mail from the Cargo Systems Messaging Service of the US Customs and Border Protection dated to this Saturday, and revealed by Channel 1's "Mabat" show on Thursday, shows the US is now required products from Judea and Samaria to be labeled differently. In new instructions on marking requirements sent out to American importers, goods from Judea and Samaria are not to be marked "Israel." Those who do not comply are to be sanctioned. "West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements," reads the title of the mail, which begins by clarifying that "the purpose of this message is to provide...
  • Former Libyan official: ISIS got Qaddafi's chemical weapons

    01/27/2016 9:59:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Libyan former intelligence official Ahmad Qadhaf Al-Dam recently said that the Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist groups had gotten hold of the chemical weapons that had remained in Libya from the regime of former dictator Muammar Qaddafi. The comments by Al-Dam, who is a cousin of Qaddafi, were made in an interview with the Egyptian Dream TV network on January 18. They were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Video “You said that ISIS has gained control of poisonous gases, such as the lethal sarin gas. Where did you get that information from?” the interviewer asked....
  • Obama: Anti-Semitism is on the rise, we can't deny it (Watch: Obama speaks at Righteous Among the Na

    01/27/2016 3:57:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/16
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Israeli embassy in Washington... Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXHzHVTURs4
  • Hunger-striking Hamas terrorist won't be released

    01/27/2016 3:49:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16
    A hunger-striking Palestinian security prisoner is to remain in Israeli jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, the country's top court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Court said it would not release Mohammed al-Qiq immediately but would follow his health on a daily basis. Qiq has been on hunger strike for 63 days over his detention under Israel's administrative detention law and his organs are at risk of failure any day, his legal team claims. The European Union on Wednesday said it was "especially concerned" about his deteriorating health. His lawyer Jawad Boulus asked the Supreme Court to release him but...
  • Eight Hamas members missing after Gaza tunnel collapses

    01/27/2016 12:04:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16
    Eight Hamas members are missing after heavy rains caused a tunnel to collapse, AFP reports. The tunnel was located in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. "The resistance tunnel collapsed last night due to the weather and flooding," said a security source. He added, "There were 11 resistance men inside. Three of them escaped in the first hour after the accident, but the security operation... continues to search for the eight others." Jabalia is located about six kilometers from the Nahal Oz kibbutz...
  • In speech, Ban Ki-Moon exhibits contempt for Syrian agony

    01/27/2016 2:38:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16 | Mark Langfan
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu strongly condemned remarks made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, in which the UN chief expressed sympathy for Palestinian terrorist attacks. "The UN Secretary-General's words give encouragement to terror," Netanyahu fired in response. Another aspect of the speech, which was held at a Tuesday UN Security Council Session devoted to "the Situation in the Middle East," is the proportion devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian issue, as opposed to other conflicts that are ongoing – most markedly, the one in Syria. Over 55,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war in 2015 alone, according to the Syrian...
  • Watch: Knife-wielding terrorists defeated by a shopping cart

    01/25/2016 4:09:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    Footage from security cameras in the supermarket in Beit Horon, outside of which a stabbing attack took place Monday night, shows how an intrepid shopper managed to keep the two knife-wielding Arab terrorists at bay with a shopping cart. Video You Tube link is misdirected to something unrelated. The two had stabbed a woman aged 23, critically wounding her, and also stabbed and moderately wounded a woman aged 58, adjacent to the shop before trying to enter and inflict more casualties. Fortunately one civilian on hand showed great ingenuity in pushing the terrorists with a cart at the door of...
  • Leftist singer in frenzy over lifetime award to Ariel Zilber

    01/24/2016 3:48:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/16
    Leftist singer Achinoam Nini announced Sunday her intention to quit the Israeli Union of Performing Artists (IUPA) following its decision to honor singer and composer Ariel Zilber with a lifetime achievement award. "During this blacker than black period, in which books are banned, "blacklists" are published (sound familiar?), a period filled with violence, racism and hatred, in which signs of fascism are lifting their ugly heads every day, the IUPA decide to present a lifetime achievement award (no, no for the music, not the person's life, there is a difference...to a man who used his great talents to promote the...
  • Labor splintering? Former chair attacks Herzog

    01/24/2016 3:37:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/16 | Cynthia Blank
    MK Shelly Yechimovich (Zionist Union) attacked party chairman Yitzhak Herzog on Sunday, asserting his recent statements to the media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were not coordinated with Labor party members beforehand. Herzog admitted to Army Radio last week that a “two-state solution” is not feasible at this time, saying, "I want to aspire to it, I want to negotiate it, and I am committed to it, but I do not see the ability to do that now." "In the absence of the ability to do that right now," Herzog continued, "there is a need to implement security measures that match...
  • Op-Ed: The Left has to make up its mind

    01/23/2016 4:03:14 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/16 | Oz Keisar
    Anyone who looks from the outside at the comments of the Israeli left on everything that happens in this country will have a hard time understanding what their real opinion is, what their agenda is based on, and what their real goal is. Let me explain. The things that the left say have some sort of weird inconsistency. On one hand they are very concerned about human rights, especially refugees, Sudanese, Syrians, Palestinians, and all those they consider in need of such concern. For example their concern that the Sudanese refugees in Tel-Aviv should not be sent home to their...
  • Watch: Terror teen shot dead while charging with knife

    01/23/2016 3:15:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    A 13-year-old female Arab terrorist on Saturday ran at the entrance gate to Anatot, a town in the Binyamin region of Samaria, with a drawn knife in her hand. A civilian security guard who was posted at the gate shot the terrorist as she charged towards him, and critically wounded her. The terrorist died of her wounds later on in the day. An initial investigation has revealed the terrorist apparently fought with her family, and decided to go out and launch a terrorist attack, murdering Jews. Security cameras caught the incident on film, which can be seen below - the...
  • Obama calls Peres after heart attack, leaves him glowing

    01/23/2016 3:05:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama called former President Shimon Peres over the weekend to wish him well, after Peres suffered a heart attack. In the conversation, Obama thanked Peres for their long friendship, according to a press release on Saturday night from Peres's office. "I was lucky to be treated by a dedicated medical team that worked around the clock, not only to open and improve my artery but to improve my heart. I left hospital stronger than I entered," said Peres in the phone call. He also lauded Obama for sealing the controversial Iran nuclear deal, even as it has...
  • Heavy fallout over Ya'alon's eviction of Hevron Jews

    01/22/2016 5:17:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16
    An outpouring of criticism combined with threats to the coalition government followed the eviction on Friday morning of 200 Jews from two buildings in Hevron, which they purchased in full from an Arab buyer and took residence of on Thursday. Immigrant Absorption Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud) demanded that the Security Cabinet be convened on the matter, and condemned Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) for the decision. Sources close to Ya'alon said Thursday that the purchase did not receive required political approval. "It cannot be that we speak about collective responsibility of all the ministers, and in practice one minister decides...
  • Video mocking Swedish Foreign Minister goes mega-viral

    01/21/2016 3:14:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset held a tense discussion Wednesday afternoon over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's recent demand to investigate Israel for the alleged extrajudicial "executions" of Palestinian terrorists. Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called Wallstrom's remarks "insane," and said they gave a boost to terrorism. An Israeli copywriter named Guy Ordever used humor to fight Wallstrom, creating a video based on a Swedish TV broadcast with Hebrew subtitles, that has received 730,000 views in four days. The huge number corresponds to about 9% of Israel's total population. A version of the video with English subtitles has been uploaded by a new...
  • U.S. introduces visa rules for travelers with Mideast ties

    01/21/2016 2:59:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Thursday began enforcing new visa rules on some travelers who have visited or who have dual nationality with states considered seedbeds of terrorism, AFP reports. The Department of Homeland Security said would-be visitors to the United States who have been to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since March 2011 will now always have to apply for a visa. This will be the case even if the traveler is from a country in the U.S. visa waiver program -- the 40 nations seen as friends of America whose citizens can visit freely. .....
  • Plea bargain with teen terrorist being considered again

    01/20/2016 4:53:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The prosecution is considering a plea bargain with teen terrorist Ahmed Mansara, who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev in October. Mansara’s lawyers, who had previously tried to reach a deal with the prosecutor's office and were rejected, are reportedly now interested in trying again to find a way to ease his sentence. When the indictment against Mansara was filed he was 13 years old, but he has since celebrated his 14th birthday and he can now be sent to a lengthy prison sentence. The prosecution wants Mansara to serve a lengthy prison sentence and also for him...
  • ISIS confirms 'Jihadi John' killed in Syria drone strike

    01/19/2016 3:06:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/16
    The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization confirmed Tuesday the death of British jihadist "Jihadi John", saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa in November. Born Mohammed Emwazi, he was known as the executioner of the jihadist group appearing masked in a string of videos showing the beheadings of Western hostages. In its online magazine Dabiq, ISIS said Emwazi was killed on November 12 "as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly." .....
  • Op-Ed: Observations on Israel-India relations

    01/19/2016 2:57:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/16 | Dr. Shalom Solomon Wald
    Asia’s growing economic clout is already translating into greater political and military strength. Jews and Israelis have taken longer to grasp the importance of this shift for their own future. There are historical and political reasons for this, including Israel and the Jewish people’s privileged links with the United States, although Israel is now making efforts to strengthen its relations with Asia, including India. India fascinates many and confuses many more. Its growing importance is not always understood. In 2015, India’s population stood at 1.28 billion, with a very young median age (27 years – China’s was 36 years). In...
  • Putin to European Jews: Come to Russia

    01/19/2016 2:42:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/16
    Interfax reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin called to European Jews to come to his country, during a meeting with representatives of the European Jewish Congress. .....
  • Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to Iran

    01/19/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia is not ruling out developing a nuclear bomb if its regional rival Iran obtains one, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. Asked if Saudi Arabia had discussed seeking a nuclear bomb in the event Iran managed to obtain one, al-Jubeir replied the country would do "whatever we need to do in order to protect our people". "I don't think it would be logical to expect us to discuss any such issue in public and I don't think it would be reasonable to expect me to answer this question one way or another,"...
  • Outrage in Israel over EU's resolution

    01/18/2016 2:35:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/16 | Nitzan Keidar
    Officials in Israel expressed outrage on Monday evening after the European Union (EU) passed a resolution stipulating that agreements with Israel will no longer apply to any areas over the 1949 Armistice borders. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded to the decision and said, "The Europeans continue to act unilaterally with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". "This resolution achieves the opposite from what they sought to achieve. These types of declarations only push actual dialogue further away and give a boost to the Palestinians to continue their efforts to condemn Israel in the international arena and to continue the relentless...
  • PA official: Netanyahu has destroyed Arab 'culture of peace'

    01/18/2016 2:30:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/16 | Cynthia Blank
    ..... While Erekat would not reveal the identity of his aide, he did note an investigation was being conducted to determine if he had indeed spied for Israel and to what extent. "The law will take its course," Erekat asserted. "I say the suspect is innocent until proven guilty." According to Erekat, this is not the first time Israel has kept agents and spies among the upper echelons of the PA's leadership, nor is it the first time to happen within his own offices. Palestinian security forces confirmed to Channel 10 that despite the political deadlock, Israel still has spies...
  • Arab terrorist murders Otniel woman in her home

    01/17/2016 1:33:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    An Israeli woman was murdered in a stabbing attack late Sunday afternoon in Otniel, a town in the southern Har Hevron region of Judea. The woman has since been identified as 39-year-old Dafna Meir, a mother to six children, two of them foster children. She waas initially critically wounded in the attack and succumbed to her wounds shortly after. The Arab terrorist who carried out the attack succeeded in breaking into the town, entering the woman's home and murdering her before fleeing the scene. The woman, who works as a nurse, fought with the terrorist at the entrance to her...
  • Saeb Erekat's assistant suspected of spying for Israel

    01/16/2016 3:28:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    An assistant to Saeb Erekat, a long-time senior official in the Palestinian Authority (PA), has been arrested by PA security forces on suspicion of spying on behalf of Israel. Erekat has acknowledged the facts of the case, which were published by media based in Ramallah. The suspect is accused of working for Israel for the past 20 years. He is believed to be in a Palestinian intelligence facility at present. Erekat served as the secretary-general for the PLO and headed the Palestinian negotiating team during peace talks with Israel. He often threatened Israel with ended the security agreement and worked...
  • IAEA green lights Iran sanctions relief

    01/16/2016 3:19:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/16 | Ari Soffer
    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that Iran has fulfilled its initial obligations under the terms of the nuclear deal reached with world powers last July, paving the way for the first stage of sanctions relief. The IAEA's announcement came just hours after a breakthrough prisoner swap with the United States saw four American citizens freed in return for the release of seven Iranians jailed in the US. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano hailed the announcement as "an important day for the international community." Sanctions relief to Tehran will see billions of dollars in trade and unfrozen funds...
  • Kerry confirms Iran removed core vessel of Arak reactor

    01/13/2016 10:45:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Wednesday that Iran has removed the calandria, or central vessel, of its nuclear reactor at Arak, and it will be filled with concrete within hours. Iranian media reported earlier this week that the Islamic Republic had removed the core of the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor, the fate of which was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers. "Just yesterday, the foreign minister (of Iran) reported to me that the calandria of the plutonium nuclear reactor is now out and in the next hours it will...
  • White House denies there was an apology to Iran

    01/13/2016 4:46:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The White House said on Wednesday that it is pleased that Iran released 10 American sailors it had detained, but continues to have concerns about Tehran's sponsorship of terrorism and threats to Israel, Reuters reports. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told Reuters he was not aware of any discussions between Washington and Tehran about an American apology for the incident and noted one "certainly" had not been given. Earnest explained that President Barack Obama had not mentioned the incident during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night so as not to elevate the issue and jeopardize the sailors'...
  • In secular France, MPs wear kippot to National Assembly

    01/13/2016 4:28:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/16 | Cynthia Blank
    A call earlier this week from the leader of the Jewish community in Marseilles for Jews to stop wearing kippot in public caused a fierce uproar in France, with scores of Frenchman putting on the ritual head covering in a demonstration of solidarity with Jews French parliamentarians Meir Habib and Claude Goasguen joined the demonstration on Wednesday, proudly adorning kippot at the National Assembly as a show of solidarity after a brutal anti-Semitic stabbing attack in Marseilles on Monday. The move was very unusual given France's principle of "secularism" and its prohibition against wearing religious articles in official or state...
  • Ex-Israeli diplomat suggested getting Israel booted from the UN

    01/13/2016 6:05:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    More details emerged Tuesday morning regarding a secret recording of a meeting between ex-diplomat Alon Liel and about five central activists in Breaking the Silence, a group that besmirches the IDF abroad. The meeting took place in the Tel Aviv offices of Breaking the Silence – which receives funding from the New Israel Fund, among other sources – on December 17, 2015, and was recorded by a "secret agent" from nationalist group Ad Kan. According to Yifat Erlich of Yediot Aharonot, who saw the entire recording, Nadav Weiman, Breaking the Silence's coordinator of activists, started the conversation by explaining that...
  • Leftists deny it, but Arabs who sell land to Jews are murdered

    01/12/2016 3:20:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    Following the explosive revelation on Channel 2 TV, that central Jewish and Arab leftist activists have a policy of handing over to the Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs who approach them and wish to sell land to Jews, leftists have been claiming that the PA does not execute such people. The denials are meant to refute claims made by the central figure in the televised investigative piece, Ta'ayush's Ezra Nawi, who boasted on hidden camera that the men he handed over to the PA were tortured and then executed. Leftist journalist Haggai Matar published an article that claimed that Nawi was...
  • British MP claims rocks don't kill

    01/11/2016 11:38:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/16 | Nitzan Keidar
    The Israeli embassy in Britain sent a letter of complaint to a Muslim Labour MP after she claimed that no Israeli children had been killed by rock-throwing Palestinians, The Jewish Chronicle reported Monday. During a parliamentary debate on child detainees and prisoners in Palestinian Authority-controlled territories, the MP Naz Shah claimed it was “absolutely unacceptable” to arrest children. She then claimed the Israeli government had provided no evidence of Israeli children being killed or injured by Palestinian minors protesting in Judea and Samaria. “The fact is that the disproportionality of someone throwing a stone or a rock and being detained...