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  • Hamas Threatens: All Israeli Leaders 'Legitimate Targets'

    11/22/2014 3:45:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri justified a foiled plan to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday, claiming that while he does not personally know of information regarding the plot, "all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance." "The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets," he said, in remarks translated by Channel 10 news. On Thursday, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) revealed that three Hamas terrorists had been planning to assassinate Liberman during Operation...
  • Netanyahu Poised to Present Bill Expelling Terrorists

    11/22/2014 3:39:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Following discussions last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday night is expected to propose a bill negating permanent residency status and social benefits from Arab residents of Jerusalem conducting riots and terrorist attacks. "It cannot be that those who act in terror against the state of Israel enjoy rights such as national insurance," said Netanyahu. The bill, which would include in its scope those inciting terrorism against the state, would target not only the Arab terrorists but their families as well in stripping their residency and social benefits. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Saturday announced that he was...
  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:25:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Ambassadors from five major European Union (EU) member states met with the Foreign Ministry's senior diplomat Alon Ushpiz in Jerusalem on Thursday, where they voiced opposition to the demolition of the homes of Arab terrorists. Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain were the five countries whose consul generals argued that such demolitions, which are meant as a deterrent for future terrorists and a punishment for heinous crimes, are "counterproductive." The ambassadors also denounced the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday in which four Jews and a Druze police officer were murdered by two Arab terrorists, reports Haaretz citing Israeli...
  • Jews Take to the Street: 'Don't Hire Arabs'

    11/20/2014 4:13:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/14 | Yoni Kempinsky & Ari Yashar
    Israeli Jews took the streets on Thursday in support of Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni's decision to temporarily stop the employment of Arab construction workers on sites near schools citing security concerns, even as a debate raged as to the legality of the move. In Jerusalem, right-wing activists protested in front of the Rami Levy supermarket in the Givat Shaul neighborhood against the employment of Arab workers at the store. Givat Shaul is located adjacent to the Har Nof neighborhood where two Arab terrorists lethally attacked a synagogue on Tuesday with hatchets and guns, killing four Jews and a Druze police...
  • Washington Stresses 'Consistent Opposition' to Construction

    11/19/2014 11:51:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    In what has become somewhat routine, the United States on Wednesday condemned Israel’s latest approval of construction in Jerusalem. According to Reuters, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke stressed Washington's "clear and consistent opposition to construction activity in East Jerusalem." "During this sensitive time in Jerusalem, we would see such activity as inconsistent with the goal of lower tensions and seeking a path toward peace," he added. The latest criticism from Washington was made after the Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of 78 new homes for Jews in Jerusalem. Municipal spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said 50 homes will be built in Har...
  • Livni: Israel is Becoming More and More Right Wing

    11/19/2014 5:12:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/14
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday said that Israeli society is becoming more and more right-wing and religious. Speaking at a conference of the leadership of the Kibbutz movement, Livni said that while she served as foreign minister, one of her colleagues told her that in the past there were only a few countries that were not sympathetic to Israel, but in the present there are only two or three European countries that are still ready to stand up for Israel, but are finding it difficult to do so...
  • Why Didn't the Shin Bet Report Attackers' Terror Ties

    11/18/2014 11:59:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/14 | Benny Toker, Ari Yasher
    Jerusalem Councilman Arieh King revealed to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday that the two Arab terrorists from Jerusalem's Jabel Mukabar neighborhood who committed the lethal attack on a synagogue Tuesday morning were known to the security system. Cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal murdered four Jews praying at the synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood and a police officer with hatchets, knives and guns before being killed in a gunfight with police. "This family is very linked to terror and it didn't surprise anyone," reported King. "They live no more than 200 meters from the same lowly terrorist who committed the...
  • Terrorists' Families Celebrate, Pass out Candies in Jerusalem

    11/18/2014 4:08:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    The families of cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal in Jerusalem's Jabel Mukabar celebrated wildly on Tuesday, after learning that the two had murdered four Jews and wounded eight others with hatchets, knives and guns in a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood. "We responded with shouts of joy when we received the news about their deaths," Ala'a Abu Jamal said of his cousins to Yedioth Aharonoth. "People here distributed candies to guests who visited us, and there was joy for the martyrs." Trying to justify the horrific attack using the situation on the Temple Mount, where Jews are forbidden...
  • CNN Apologizes for 'Israel Shoots Palestinians' Headline

    11/18/2014 3:59:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Ari Soffer
    CNN has apologized for one of several errors in its reporting of Tuesday morning's brutal terrorist attack in Jerusalem. In one particularly jarring error, the headline presented for the story broadcast live to tens of millions of viewers read: "Israeli... Police Shot, Killed 2 Palestinians." The headline sparked outrage, with one prominent Israeli activist calling for the CNN reporter responsible to have his press credentials removed. Several hours and countless angry responses later, the international news corporation finally apologized. "As CNN updated its reporting on the terrorist attack on the synagogue in Jerusalem earlier today, our coverage did not immediately...
  • Jew Attacked by Arabs with Iron Bars in Jerusalem

    11/18/2014 3:41:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Uzi Baruch & Ari Yashar
    Just hours after four Jews were murdered praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof, a young Jew in his 20s was attacked by two Arab assailants armed with iron bars in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday night. The attack took place at the Old City's New Gate, located in the north-western corner of the Old City and not far from the Jerusalem Municipality building. The two Arab attackers fell upon their victim as he was riding a bicycle, hitting him with iron bars and leaving him moderately wounded. The youth was treated on the scene by Magen David Adom...
  • Death Toll in Jerusalem Attack Rises to 5

    11/18/2014 3:34:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Elad Benari
    The death toll in Tuesday’s terrorist attack at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem has risen to five, after an officer who was fatally wounded in the attack died of his wounds Tuesday night. The latest victim has been identified as Zidan Seyf, 27, a police officer from the Arab village town of Yanuh-Jat, located in northern Israel, northeast of the city of Akko. Seyf was among the officers who arrived at the scene of the attack and, after a shootout, were able to take down the terrorists. He was taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital...
  • Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions Over UN Bid

    11/17/2014 3:18:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to impose sanctions on the Palestinian Authority (PA) if it goes ahead with unilateral moves, such as asking the United Nations Security Council to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria, the London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper reported on Monday Speaking on condition of anonymity, official sources confirmed to the newspaper that Kerry called PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and warned him against taking any unilateral measures, threatening to impose financial and political sanctions on the PA. He said the most effective way forward would be to resume negotiations. The sources...
  • Lapid Says Elections Are a 'Very Bad Idea'

    11/16/2014 9:46:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Elad Benari
    Finance Minister Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, sought to calm tensions on Sunday, amid reports that the tensions in the coalition are great and that elections are imminent. "I never threatened to leave the government, so this threat is not serious," Lapid told Channel 10 News, adding, “People with interests, members of central committees of parties” are stirring up trouble and trying to block the state budget from passing in the Knesset. "We submitted to the government a budget, perhaps the most social budget we’ve had here in years,” he continued. “Additional budgets to health, education, welfare,...
  • Hamas Leader: We Plan to Carry Out Terror from Judea and Samaria

    11/16/2014 4:28:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/14 | Dalid Halevi & Elad Benari
    Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar declared on Sunday that the terrorist movement is planning to develop its capabilities to carry out terror attacks against Israel from Judea and Samaria, and that it intends to continue to lead the Palestinian camp which advocates for armed struggle until Israel is destroyed. Al-Zahar, who spoke in Gaza, said that the movement views the carrying out of terror attacks from Judea and Samaria as important, and plans to use available means and new methods, such as stabbing and hit-and-run attacks, against Israelis. He further said that in the last war, Hamas’s rockets reached as...
  • Palestinian said seriously injured in East Jerusalem clash

    11/15/2014 2:42:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Palestinian man was reportedly seriously wounded on Saturday evening in clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces during a demonstration in East Jerusalem “Demonstrators threw rocks and [fired] fireworks at police, who used anti-disturbance measures to disperse them,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. “Apparently one Palestinian was wounded,” she said. However, Palestinian sources put the number of casualties at three, saying one person was taken to hospital in serious condition after being hit in the head. On Friday afternoon around 1,500 Israeli Arabs demonstrated in the town of Umm al-Fahm, east of Hadera, protesting the police’s killing of an Arab...
  • Erdogan: Muslims Discovered America

    11/15/2014 2:30:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 91 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus claimed the discovery in the name of Spain. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said. Erdogan said that Ankara was even...
  • Tensions simmer in Galilee village after violent Muslim-Druze brawl

    11/15/2014 2:21:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    The school in the Western Galilee village of Abu Snan will be closed Sunday for fears of renewed sectarian violence following a brawl that erupted late Friday night between some three dozen youths from the village’s Muslim and Druze communities, in which at least 26 people were injured. The announcement was made by the two communities’ leaders in the Muslim-majority mixed town, as efforts to calm tensions between the sides were underway Saturday. At least eight people were hospitalized in Nahariya with moderate to serious injuries after a grenade was thrown during the Friday night scuffle. Some of the injured...
  • Norway Group Demands Jews Out of Kristallnacht Memorial

    11/13/2014 3:38:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Anti-racism activists in Norway have refused to participate in a Holocaust commemoration because members of the Jewish community were also invited to it, according to a Norwegian blog cited by the International Business Times (IBT). According to blog “Norway, Israel and the Jews,” Norwegian organization New SOS Racisme – which claims to act against racism – demanded that the "Zionist Jews of Bergen" be banned from attending the Kristallnacht memorial event held earlier this week. They "refused to participate in the Kristallnacht commemoration since a representative from the Mosaic Congregation [a conservative Jewish Congregation ] was invited. Yes, they balked...
  • 'Only Arafat Could Have Brought Peace', Says Widow

    11/12/2014 4:04:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Giulio Meotti & Elad Benari
    Former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha Arafat, believes her late husband is the only who could have brought peace. "Many say that my husband was an obstacle to peace. We saw, after his death, what happened to peace," she said on Wednesday, speaking to the Italian daily La Repubblica on the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death. "History will tell whether Arafat was right to declare the Intifada,” Arafat, who lives in Malta with her daughter, told the newspaper upon being asked about the “armed resistance” advocated by her husband. “But now we have millions of refugees. We...
  • Psaki: Jerusalem Construction 'Exacerbates' Violence

    11/12/2014 3:40:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14
    The United States Wednesday sharply condemned Israeli plans to build 200 new Jewish homes in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, according to AFP, warning such moves would only "exacerbate" spiraling tensions in the city. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also denounced the alleged torching of a mosque blamed on suspected Jewish extremists calling it a "hateful and provocative" act and urging officials to investigate. "We are deeply concerned by this decision, particularly given the tense situation in Jerusalem, as well as the unequivocal and unanimous position of the United States and others in the international community opposing such construction in east Jerusalem,"...
  • Azmi Bishara: There is No "Palestinian" Nation. Never Was!

    11/11/2014 3:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/2009 | Avi Yellin
    The Zionist Freedom Alliance of California has been circulating a video on the internet this past week exposing former Member of Knesset Azmi Bishara denying the existence of a “Palestinian” nation. The video was recorded years prior to Bishara entering Israel's parliament in 1996 as head of the Arab Balad party. Bishara, who resigned from the Knesset and fled the country in 2007 just when Israeli Security Services were ready to arrest him on charges of treason and espionage, is shown in the video reiterating his Arab nationalist position that there is no such thing as a “Palestinian” people. Yehuda...
  • State Department Condemns Stabbing Attacks

    11/10/2014 11:04:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday condemned the two stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and in Gush Etzion, while urging both Israelis and Palestinian Arabs to ease rising tensions. "We strongly condemn the stabbing today in the West Bank, and we deeply regret the loss of life," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, in a statement made before soldier Almog Shiloni, who was critically wounded in the Tel Aviv attack, died of his wounds. "Our condolences go out to the victim's family. It is absolutely critical that parties take every possible measure to protect civilians and de-escalate tensions," added Psaki. .....
  • Young Woman Stabbed to Death at Gush Etzion Junction

    11/10/2014 4:26:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/14
    Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_NW8iHBYm8 Dalia Lemkos hy"d, 26, of Tekoa, was stabbed to death, and two other people were wounded in a terrorist attack at a hitchhiking station outside the town of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion Monday evening - the second such attack in less than 12 hours. Lemkos died of neck wounds, according to paramedics. Chilling CC TV video shows the terrorist plowing into Lemkos with his car, then returning to stab her. The time of her funeral has not been released. A 26-year-old man who was also stabbed is in light to moderate condition and a 50-year-old was hurt...
  • British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S.

    10/29/2014 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 16/9/14
    British Islamist Anjem Choudary recently warned the West: "Hands off Muslim lands... When we've established the shari'a, we will come to you." Choudary, speaking on a panel that included British Islamists Abu Rumaysah and Abu Baraa, showed an image of Buckingham Palace with a superimposed minaret and dome and said: "We will remove your regime and implement the shari'a in Europe." Abu Rumaysah said: "One day Obama will witness his own country being run by the shari'a, Allah willing." The statements were posted on the Internet on October 16, 2014. Following are excerpts: “Abu Rumaysah”: We have grown up in...
  • Yehuda Glick in Serious but Stable Condition

    10/29/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/14 | Ben Ariel
    Doctors at the Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem are fighting to save the life of leading Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, the director of the hospital, Professor Yonatan Halevi, said on Wednesday night. In a brief statement outside the hospital, Halevi told reporters that Glick, who was shot outside the Begin Heritage center in the capital, was in the operating room and that a senior doctor was conducting the operation. He added that Glick is suffering from serious wounds in the chest and in the stomach and that his life is still in danger, but noted that Glick’s condition...
  • Op-Ed: How the Murder of a Jewish Baby is Reported Worldwide

    10/25/2014 3:30:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/10/14 | Ariel Cahana
    International news agency Associated Press (AP) has been accused of anti-Israel bias before, but this time the agency has surpassed even itself in reporting the Jerusalem terror attack in which 3-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was murdered. Its headline reporting the attack was "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem", referring to the terrorist (!) who was driving the car that drove into people waiting at a light rail station. The original article (later changed), began with the words: "Israeli police say they have shot a man whose car slammed into a crowded train stop in east Jerusalem, in what they...
  • Police Complain 'Our Hands Are Tied, We're Standing Like Dolls'

    10/23/2014 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/14 | Uzi Baruch & Ari Yashar
    A Border Patrol officer serving in eastern Jerusalem has for the first time revealed the police helplessness in dealing with the "silent intifada" that has been gripping the capital in recent months, as Arab rock, firebomb and even gunfire attacks rise sharply. Speaking on Channel 2's "Shesh Im" TV program Thursday, a day after a Hamas terrorist wounded nine with his car including a three-month-old baby who was killed in the attack, the officer admitted the Border Patrol warriors are forced to "stand like dolls" against the Arab terror. "We feel like our hands are tied," the combat officer revealed,...
  • Netanyahu to Tell Party Heads: Compromise or Else...

    10/21/2014 11:31:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to warn the heads of the parties in his coalition that unless they compromise on issues of religion and state, the coalition will fall apart and new elections will be held, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, Netanyahu plans to relay this message in a meeting with the heads of the coalition parties that will be held on Wednesday. The latest crisis in the coalition is centered around Netanyahu’s sudden decision to drop his support for the Conversion Bill, which was introduced by Hatnua. Monday’s decision is being perceived as Netanyahu’s way of...
  • Report: Obama Won’t Present Congress with Iran Agreement

    10/21/2014 11:14:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14
    The New York Times reports that if a permanent agreement is reached with Iran regarding its nuclear program before the end of November deadline, President Barack Obama will make every effort not to bring the agreement before the US Congress for a vote. Senior US government clerks told the newspaper that Obama is authorized to suspend most of the sanctions placed on Tehran, even without asking Congress...
  • Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

    10/21/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 20/10/14 | Elhanan Miller
    The Palestinian leadership is bound for the UN Security Council, where it will demand a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. But, given the risk of a swift Hamas takeover of the West Bank, a former Israeli security official questioned the sincerity of the Palestinian demand, speculating that it may be acting against its own self-interest just to spite Israel. Addressing donor states in a conference for the rehabilitation of Gaza last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did not cite November 2016 as the final date by which Israeli troops are to leave the West Bank (as...
  • Obama Makes a Rare Campaign Appearance, but People Leave

    10/19/2014 10:10:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/14
    President Barack Obama suffered a bit of an embarrassment on Sunday, when he made a rare appearance on the campaign trail but attendees chose to leave as he spoke. According to Reuters, Obama’s appearance came at a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the November 4 midterm election. Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because...
  • 'Miss Hitler 2014' contest seeks the most anti-Semitic of them all

    10/19/2014 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 20/10/14
    A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed "Miss Hitler 2014" is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook . Participants are requested to submit Nazi-themed "selfies" to the competition organized by a neo-Nazi group on VKontakte - Russia's largest social networking service - along with a caption describing why they "love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler," the UK-based Daily Mail reported. At least 14 females from Russian and Eastern Europe have entered the contest that celebrates the glorification of Nazi Germany and the fascist totalitarian government ruled by Adolf Hitler...
  • Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/18/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman called Jews visiting the Temple Mount a "herd of cattle" on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he incited violence against Jews visiting Judaism's holiest site and called to prevent their access "by all means." "The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression of settlers on the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas said in a speech to the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah party. "We will not allow settlers to attack the mosque," he added, referring to Jews visiting the site as a "herd of cattle." On Saturday, Abbas...
  • PLO Supports Kerry Claim That 'Israeli Occupation' Behind ISIS

    10/18/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for a comprehensive strategy against Islamic extremism on Saturday - by blaming Israel for rising radicalization a la' the remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry insisted on Friday that the failure of peace talks between Israel and the PA - not Western apathy to Islamism nor the US's failures to resolve tensions in Iraq - was the culprit for the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) group, sparking outrage from Israeli officials. "There wasn't a leader I met... who didn't raise with me...
  • Ya'alon Warns Bennett Over Kerry Criticism

    10/18/2014 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Hezki Ezra & Tova Dvorin
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon criticized Economic Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) on Saturday night, after the latter issued a fiery response to the words of US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday linking peace talks with ISIS. According to Ya'alon, Bennett's criticism lacks respect for the financial and diplomatic support the US has provided for Israel's right to self-defense against Hamas terrorism. "Relations between the United States and Israel are based on shared interests and values​​, and a dispute or other comments should not cast a shadow over that," Ya'alon stated. "The United States supports Israel in a variety of...
  • State Department Accuses Bennett of 'Distorting' Kerry Comments

    10/18/2014 2:49:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The US State Department highly disparaged the remarks of Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) against Secretary of State John Kerry's linkage of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and ISIS, claiming that Bennett was "distorting" the remarks for his "own political purposes." "I would take issue with the part of your question that Israeli leaders, plural, have disagreed with what they thought the Secretary said," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf stated Friday, when questioned over Kerry's remarks at a press briefing. "I saw one in particular. And we would say to that that we know passions run high, politics are intense,...
  • Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

    10/13/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Elad Benari
    PA Chairman says he plans to move ahead with his latest unilateral UN move and if all else fails, he will hand the keys to Netanyahu. video .....
  • Christian, Jewish Leaders Call to Save Middle East Christians

    10/13/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14
    Prominent leaders of major Jewish and Christian global organizations announced a "historic" joint initiative on Monday, calling on world leaders to take urgent, determined actions to halt the brutal persecution of Christians in the Middle East in a Jerusalem press conference. Video The joint initiative was unveiled at the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) celebration sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, with some 4,500 Christians from 80 nations in attendance. The alarming situation for Christian minorities across the Middle East continues to worsen even while world leaders have largely ignored this on-going human rights tragedy, laments a letter recently sent...
  • Donors Pledge $5.4 Billion for Gaza, Says Norway FM

    10/12/2014 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14
    International envoys pledged about $5.4 billion in aid for the Gaza Strip at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday, Norway's foreign minister said. "The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the Cairo conference which Norway co-hosted. Half of the pledges will go for reconstruction and the rest as unspecified aid to the Palestinians, he said. The donors "committed themselves to start disbursing their assistance as soon as possible," Brende said. The conference aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a July-August war between Israel and...
  • Ban Ki Moon to Visit Gaza Tuesday; Qatar Donates $1 Billion

    10/12/2014 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Qatar promised $1 billion in reconstruction aid for Gaza at a donor conference in Cairo on Sunday, topping US and European pledges for the devastated Palestinian terror enclave. "Qatar announces its participation with $1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza," said Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, the foreign minister of the gas-rich country. UN chief Ban Ki-moon told the donor conference Sunday that he would visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. "I will visit Gaza on Tuesday to listen directly to the people of Gaza," he said, adding he would also visit Israel "shortly." The international community insisted that Hamas's...
  • Hamas: More War Unless Int'l Community Pressures Israel

    10/12/2014 3:53:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The same "conditions" that "provoked" Hamas into waging a war on millions of Israeli civilians still apply, spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri claimed Saturday night. "The conditions for the situation in Gaza exploding still exist," Abu Zuhri stated to Al-Jazeera. "On the contrary, they are even tougher now than they were before the Israeli aggression in Gaza." Abu Zuhri then made some veiled threats to the international community, urging them to put pressure on Israel. "If the international community wishes that the situation will not blow up again, it must step in and resolve the situation and handle it through a...
  • Peace Now Founder's Firm Builds Over the Green Line In Jerusalem

    10/07/2014 5:42:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 7/10/14 | Hana Levi Julian
    Peace Now co-founder Tzali Reshef may passionately defend his organization’s position against construction in areas outside the 1949 Armistice Line (“Green Line”) — but in his other life Reshef’s company invests in the lucrative building trade to be found in those exact same areas in Jerusalem. The disparity emerged last week following Reshef’s debate on Israel’s Channel 2 television with Dani Dayan, entrepreneur and former chairman of the Judea and Samaria Council of Jewish Communities (Yesha Council). Reshef, 61, served as a Labor MK from August 2002 to February 2003. Today he is a successful businessman who heads Arledan Investments,...
  • Op-Ed: Netanyahu’s Escape From Washington

    10/06/2014 1:24:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/14 | Jack Englehard
    Banner Quote: An invitation to the White House for an Israeli leader is more like an invitation to a hanging - his own. When it comes to Israel, everybody has an opinion and everybody is a critic. The world is full of experts and geniuses upon the Jewish State. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barely managed to make his escape from Washington and already the sniping began. By the time he started back to Israel, the carping was underway from world leaders and editorialists, all of whom want a piece of the action. Nobody wants to be left out and no...
  • Rumors of North Korean Coup Persist

    10/04/2014 5:06:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/14 | Gil Ronen
    Rumors of a military coup in North Korea persist as leader Kim Jong-un's prolonged absence from public view continues. Kim has not been seen in public for a month, leading to rumors that a military coup has broken out in North Korea and Kim has been arrested. Other rumors have it that Kim has gout or has suffered a sort of stroke just as his late father, Kim Jong-il, did in 2008. The US is aware of the reports. "I can just say that I have no confirmation of the reports. We've seen them, but we don't have any confirmation,"...
  • Ambassadors Ask UN to Recognize Yom Kippur as Official Holiday

    10/04/2014 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/14 | Hillel Fendel
    Ambassadors to the United Nations from no fewer than 32 countries have asked that Yom Kippur be recognized as an official UN holiday. The UN currently marks 10 holidays, but none of them are Jewish. Among the recognized holidays are Christmas and Good Friday (Christian) and Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (Muslim). The 32 ambassadors wrote a letter to the General Assembly this past July, JNS.org reports, requesting that Yom Kippur – an annual day with a "universal" message – be added to the list. The letter described the messages of Yom Kippur as follows: “Every person’s deeds are weighed...
  • slamic State must be destroyed, says Cameron after latest beheading

    10/04/2014 4:11:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/10/14 | Jon Gambrell & Shawn Pogatchnik
    CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islam’s holiest days. .....
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • 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...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • Watch: When Security Forces Finally Tracked Down Teens' Killers

    09/30/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/14
    Following footage released by the Yamam elite counter-terrorism police unit showing the operation which killed the Hamas terrorists behind the brutal kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens in June, the IDF has released its own footage from the operation. After a determined hunt for the killers - Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu-Eisha - Shin Bet security services tracked them down to a compound in Hevron, not far from where the bodies of their victims, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, were dumped. After sealing off the house and attempting to arrest them, the terrorists opened fire - and...