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  • The politics behind the Olympic spirit (Barf alert)

    08/21/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 21th | Yousef Munayyer
    How realistic is it to expect a global event to be entirely detached from global politics? "Two disaffected black athletes from the United States put on a public display of petulance that sparked one of the most unpleasant controversies in Olympics history and turned the high drama of the games into theatre of the absurd." That is how the Time Magazine chose to describe the now iconic scene of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising black-gloved fists high while standing atop the medal pedestal and refusing to look at the American flag. The year, of course, was 1968. Months earlier,...
  • Woman killed in London attack was an American, police say

    08/04/2016 7:11:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/4/2016 | unknown
    An American woman was killed and five other people injured in a stabbing attack in London’s Russell Square by a Norwegian man of Somali origin who was arrested after the incident, authorities said. "So far we have found no evidence of radicalization or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism," Rowley said. He said the woman who died was a 60-year-old American, and the five injured people are British, American, Israeli and Australian. None had life-threatening injuries. Two remain in a hospital, while three others have been discharged.
  • The New State Department Assault on Israel

    08/03/2016 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    CFR Blogs ^ | July 28, 2016 | Elliott Abrams
    This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility–and plenty of sheer ignorance.The comment was entitled “Recent Israeli Settlement Announcements” and the full text ran as follows: We are deeply concerned by reports today that the Government of Israel has published tenders for 323 units in East Jerusalem settlements. This follows Monday’s announcement of plans for 770 units in the settlement of Gilo.We strongly oppose settlement activity, which is corrosive to the cause of peace. These steps by Israeli authorities are the latest examples of what...
  • Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

    08/02/2016 12:27:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Scientific American ^ | July 29, 2016 | Rowan Jacobsen
    July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water pour into them from a massive pipe emerging from the sand. The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from an intake a mile offshore. “Now, that’s a pump!” Edo Bar-Zeev shouts to me over the din of the motors, grinning with undisguised awe at the scene before us. The reservoirs beneath us contain several feet of sand through which the...
  • Women’s Rights Champion Blasts ‘Politically Correct Faux Feminists’ for Attacks On ‘Zionist’ Star

    07/27/2016 5:42:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ruthie Blum
    You are here: Home » Featured » Renowned Women’s Rights Champion Blasts ‘Politically Correct Faux Feminists’ for Attacks Against ‘Zionist’ Star of Wonder Woman Movie (INTERVIEW) July 26, 2016 3:02 pm 12 comments Author: Ruthie Blum Share this Article Twitter Facebook DiggStumblePrint Tags:Gal Gadot Gal Gadot anti-Zionism on Twitter Phyllis Chesler Wonder Woman essay Wonder Woman movie Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. A new trailer for the superhero film debuted Saturday. Photo: Twitter.A leading feminist who wrote an essay about the superhero Wonder Woman, to accompany a 1972 book about the 1940s comic strip, blasted the women...
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • Trump: U.S. Should Consider Israeli Model Of Profiling Terror Suspects

    06/20/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, the United States should consider adopting the Israeli model of profiling as a security precaution, Donald Trump posited on Sunday. “Well I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in a phone interview with CBS’ Face the Nation. “Other countries do it, you look at Israel and you look at others, they do it and they do it successfully. And I hate the concept of profiling but we have to start using common sense and we have...
  • Israelis Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

    05/25/2016 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm Accellta Ltd, showed its adapted printer could make large volumes of high resolution cells quickly....
  • New Israeli facial imaging claims to identify terrorists and pedophiles

    05/24/2016 1:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/24/16 | Sue Surkes
    A Tel-Aviv based start-up company says it has developed a program to identify personality types such as terrorists, pedophiles, white collar offenders and even great poker players from facial analysis that takes just a fraction of a second. Faception claims it has signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Furthermore, it says it successfully identified nine of the terrorists involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris, according to the Daily Mail. And it asserts that its technology was able to accurately classify 25 out of 27 facial images of poker...
  • Shocking video shows hijab-wearing woman TEARING UP Israeli flag at Brussels memorial to the dead

    03/24/2016 4:20:10 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2016 | Kate Samuelson For Mailonline
    This is the shocking moment a woman removes an Israeli flag from a Brussels memorial and rips it up, before hiding the pieces away underneath another flag. A French-language station captured the footage at the shrine set up at Brussels' Place de la Bourse. During the clip, which is just over one minute long, a woman wearing a hijab, a brown coat and a scarf picks up a Palestinian flag from the candle-lit vigil and takes it over to an Israeli flag. She bends down to pick up the blue and white Israeli flag and begins ripping it up, before...
  • Turkish official: 'I wish wounded Israeli tourists were dead'

    03/19/2016 12:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16
    Irem Aktas, a member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, posted a tweet today, reading "I wish that the wounded Israeli tourists were dead." She deleted the account shortly after posting it, but not in time to prevent a strong backlash over her lack of sympathy. Aktas, who is responsible for the party's digital communications and holds the party's Women's Media & Publicity Chair, also wrote "when Israel was attacking your Muslim brothers, why didn't you say anything," i24 reports. A spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said, "We are looking into the issue with the Turkish Foreign Ministry....
  • Owner thinks his restaurant was targeted in machete attack

    02/12/2016 8:02:19 AM PST · by smith288 · 17 replies
    WCMH ^ | 2/12/2016 | nbc4i
    COLUMBUS (WCMH)- Hany Baransi was at home Thursday night when he got a message from one of his cooks that a man with a machete was in his restaurant. Baransi, the owner of Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, rush backed to work. Employees told me he came in and looked around, asked where I was from, what food we have, where was I," said Baransi. The question everyone continues to ask is "Why?" The business owner is from Israel, and has his native country's flag right next to the American flag. When asked if he felt he was targeted, he said...
  • 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...
  • Sandler rips Waters, BDS in f**k-filled Israel defense (strong language)

    12/16/2015 8:50:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/16/15 | JTA
    On Howard Stern's radio show, actor protests that 'All these f***ing nice Israeli people are getting a 'f*** you' from Roger Waters Adam Sandler criticized Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters and the movement to boycott Israel in an appearance on the Howard Stern Show. "I'm disgusted they single out Israel," Sandler said Tuesday on Stern's Sirius satellite radio show. "That [they say], 'We can't play Israel.' All these f***ing nice Israeli people are getting a 'f*** you' from Roger Waters. "I'm very pro-Israel and when someone says sh** about Israel, I know people say sh** about Israel and they...
  • Israel's Security Fence Saves Lives,Builder Tells America

    10/22/2015 7:58:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Ken Klukowski
    JERUSALEM—Knife-wielding terrorists are proof that Israel’s security fence saves thousands of both Israeli and Palestinian lives, the fence’s creator, Danny Tirza, tells Breitbart News. He also remarks that Barack Obama did not understand the need for Israel’s security system when he spoke with him several years ago.
  • 2 Israelis Attacked in Manhattan (two Yeshiva students)

    10/09/2015 4:45:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    collive.com ^ | 10/9/15 | Mendi Toledano, COLlive reporter
    A Molotov cocktail was thrown at 2 Chabad Yeshiva students from Israel while visiting New York City on Friday afternoon, COLlive.com was told. The bochurim were part of a group that took the Subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan to perform the weekly Mivtzoim rounds, helping Jewish business owners and clients to do a Mitzvah. Yisroel and Yosef, both 19-year-olds who asked that their surname not be mentioned, were walking on W 37th Street near Ninth Avenue when one of them felt "an agitation." "A firebomb was thrown at them," said a brother of one of the students. "It exploded and...
  • Palestinian stabs Israeli in fresh attack, shot dead: police

    10/03/2015 9:32:40 PM PDT · by keat · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2015 | 10:18 PM EDT
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot dead by police, authorities said, just hours after a similar assault killed two people in the city. Violence has risen in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. Though not at the levels of previous Palestinian uprisings, or "Intifadas," it has triggered concerns of a wider escalation. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition and that police men "saw the terrorist holding a knife, shot and neutralized him." The attack happened...
  • Vetting Bernie: Mission Impossible? Finding Bernie Sander's Kibbutz

    09/30/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 29 replies
    Haaretz (Israeli newspaper) ^ | 8/30/2015 | Judy Maltz
    The Democratic presidential candidate waxes lyrical about his time spent on an Israeli kibbutz in the 1960s. But which one? Haaretz tries to find out. The assignment should have been a no-brainer: Find out what kibbutz Bernie Sanders volunteered at in 1963 or 1964. The presidential candidate has described the time he spent on an Israeli collective farm as a formative experience. Not surprisingly, many Israelis have been wondering which exact kibbutz had such an impact on the Jewish socialist and rising star of the U.S. presidential campaign.
  • Israeli government sources: Iranian windfall from nuke sellout is $700 billion

    07/22/2015 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/21/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The windfall to Iran from the lifting of sanctions comes to $700 billion according to Israeli government sources cited by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Instead of blocking Iran’s path to nuclear weaponry, the deal, in fact, provides two paths. Under its terms, Iran could develop advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium at 20 times the current rate. By repeatedly exploiting the 24-day head start that the deal affords Iran before it has to let international inspectors visit a suspected site, the ayatollahs could cheat and make a bomb well within the deal’s 10-year time...
  • Obama Threatens to Cut US Support at UN in Israeli Interview

    06/02/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 6/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama gave an interview with Israeli media on Tuesday, in which he threatened that an Israeli refusal to renew peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) will "make it hard" for the US to veto motions in the UN against Israel. In an interview with Ilana Dayan for Channel 2's "Uvda" (Fact) TV show aired Tuesday night, Obama commented on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's statements before elections in which he said that a Palestinian state won't be founded on his watch. Obama noted that later Netanyahu distanced from the statement and "suggested that there is the possibility...
  • US Condemns Israeli Singer for Comparing Obama to Hitler

    05/05/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    inn ^ | 5/5/15 | Ari Yashar
    The popular and outspoken Israeli singer Amir Benayoun sharply criticized US President Barack Obama in a new song and went on to compare him with the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, to which the US Embassy in Tel Aviv responded with a condemnation. The embassy's spokesperson told Walla!, "we were sorry to hear the repulsive descriptions. We condemn any provocative and racist language, whether it is against the president of the United States or against anyone else, and we believe that most Israelis think like us." In the new song, which Benayoun posted in a video on Facebook this week, the...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    04/25/2015 11:11:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 31 replies
    LATimes ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases belonging to Syrian missile brigades in the mountainous Qalamoun region near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The targets reportedly were Syrian army brigades said to keep long-range missiles and other strategic weaponry...
  • Video: Israeli TV Reporter Harassed in Paris

    04/16/2015 4:48:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 4/16/15 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli Channel 10's reporter in France, Miri Michaeli, used her Facebook page Thursday to publish video documentation of an anti-Semitic assault she experienced in central Paris. The incident occurred just as she was about to report on camera about the Germanwings passenger jet disaster in the Alps three weeks ago. "I did not mean to upload this video,” she wrote. “It is not possible to understand what exactly happened there, in that short scene, and I do not look too good there, either. But after the report yesterday, which presented worrisome statistics about anti-Semitism in Europe, I received some questions...
  • Trinidad police detain Israeli; may be linked to bombings

    11/06/2005 4:48:24 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies · 665+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 06/11/2005 | Associated Press and Haaretz Service
    Trinidadian authorities have detained an Israeli national found living in a remote mountainous area east of the capital, police said, declining to state if he was being questioned in connection with a recent spate of bombings in the Caribbean island nation. A string of bombings, the latest one occuring last Thursday, have rocked the capital of Port-of-Spain. The bombings have injured 28 people. Authorities identified the detained man as Dahtang Mik Agarunov, 26. They said he was found living in a wooden shack in Arouca, about 10 miles east of Port-of-Spain. Agarunov was detained on Friday and questioned by Interpol,...
  • Report: Israeli Jet Struck Weapons Depots in Libya

    04/04/2015 2:44:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4-4-2015 | Gil Ronen
    Arab news sources reported at week's end that an unidentified jet believed to be Israeli destroyed warehouses in southern Libya that held weapons bought by Iran for Hamas. According to the reports in Al Watan and other news outlets, the warehouses were completely destroyed. The weapons that were inside them had allegedly been purchased by Iran, by means of weapons dealers in Sudan and Chad, and were supposed to be smuggled to Hamas through Egypt, by means of the smuggling tunnels between Sinai ands Gaza.
  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said he has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli leader’s remarks in the closing days of his re-election campaign had upended the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ran counter to the very nature of Israeli democracy, an unusually forceful and public condemnation of the top official of a vital United States ally. In his first public comments on the matter since Mr. Netanyahu’s victory in Tuesday’s elections, Mr. Obama said the prime minister’s pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch had all but foreclosed the chance for negotiations to resolve...
  • Obama-linked nonprofit filed for new IRS status after accusation of meddling in Israeli election

    03/17/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Steven Edwards
    The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement – under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – quietly filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned.
  • Behead Arab-Israelis Opposed to State, Says Foreign Minister

    03/10/2015 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Hugin · 13 replies
    Newsweek/MSN ^ | 03/10/15 | Jack Moore
    "Those who are with us deserve everything, but those who are against us deserve to have their heads chopped off with an axe," the ultra-nationalist politician said. At a Q&A session following the speech, an Arab-Israeli audience member asked what would become of her if his plans became policy, to which he replied: “I have no problem with your being a citizen. I expect all Arabs, Christians and Jews to be loyal to the state, regardless of religious affiliation, and to serve in the IDF. We accept and encourage those who identify with us.” He added that those who raised...
  • Live thread: Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to AIPAC (10am EST)

    03/02/2015 5:40:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 125 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/15
    Live broadcast from AIPAC on youtube. Netanyahu's speech today will focus on the US-Israeli relationship. Tomorrow's speech to Congress at 10:45am EST will focus on Iran.
  • Administration denies Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli warplanes

    03/01/2015 10:04:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/1/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    President Obama threatened last year, according to Middle Eastern news outlets Sunday, to use the U.S. military to shoot down Israeli fighter jets if they attempted to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities — reports the administration denounced later Sunday as flatly untrue. Mr. Obama’s threat reportedly deterred Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from dispatching warplanes into Iran after Israel discovered that the U.S. had entered into secret talks with Tehran and that the two countries had signed an agreement, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In a statement to The Washington Times early Sunday evening, a senior administration said “that report is...
  • Bibi Surges in Israeli Polls

    01/30/2015 7:30:30 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-30-2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying a surge in the latest opinion polls of Israeli voters. The Jerusalem Post reports that its latest poll shows Bibi’s party, the Likud, is leading the race for the first time in weeks. Other polls agree, and show the Likud leading its rival, the Zionist Union, which is a combination of the Labor and Hatnua parties. The Post attributes Netanyahu’s improved showing to the cross-border conflict with Hezbollah, which attacked Israeli soldiers earlier this week, killing two. The attack was a retaliation, likely orchestrated by Iran, for Israel’s strike on a Hezbollah convoy...
  • Israeli TV shows first images of Iranian missile that can reach 'far beyond Europe'

    01/21/2015 1:07:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/21/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    As Iran allegedly negotiates an agreement with the P 5+1 with respect to its nuclear program, Israel's Channel 2 showed a satellite image (above) in which a new Iranian missile 'that can reach far beyond Europe' is shown. Iran has built a 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, showing what it said were the first satellite images of the missile ever seen in the West. It stressed that the missile could be used to launch spacecraft or satellites, but also to...
  • Palestinians’ Machinations at the United Nations Continue

    01/02/2015 9:17:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/15 | Joseph Klein
    Imposing deadlines for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Palestinian terms, including full Israeli withdrawal from all “occupied” territories within three years The United Nations Security Council was called into a special session on December 30, 2014 at the behest of the Palestinian Authority and its Arab Group supporters. The intent was for the Security Council to approve a resolution, submitted by the non-permanent Council member Jordan, imposing deadlines for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Palestinian terms, including full Israeli withdrawal from all “occupied” territories within three years. The Palestinians thought they had the necessary nine-vote majority to pass the resolution,...
  • CIA shows agents how to keep their cover at Israeli airport, leaked file shows

    12/22/2014 9:18:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/22/14 | Barak Ravid
    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency guides its people how to enter and exit Israel through Ben-Gurion International Airport without blowing their cover during security checks, according to a secret document revealed by WikiLeaks Sunday night. The CIA document provides further evidence that Israel serves as a target for operations by the spy agency. The document, titled "CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover" and dated September 2011, contains a long list of guidelines for operatives using false identities. According to the document, it is based on original intelligence reports, opinions and testimonies of CIA operatives collected...
  • Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' - Syrian army

    12/07/2014 10:37:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | 7 December 2014 Last updated at 13:18 ET
    Israeli planes bombed the area near Damascus international airport and the town of Dimas, the Syrian army said in a statement carried on state television. No casualties were reported. There has been no confirmation of the air strikes from Israel.
  • Israeli singer’s song about ‘Ahmed’ stirs outrage

    11/26/2014 5:46:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/24/14 | Lazar Berman
    Israeli singer Amir Benayoun released a song Sunday about a theoretical Arab Israeli youth stabbing Jews, garnering accusations of racism as Israel copes with a wave of attacks by East Jerusalem residents. “It’s true that I am just ungrateful scum,” Benayoun sings in “Ahmed loves Israel.” “It’s true, but I am not guilty, I wasn’t brought up on love. It’s true that the moment will come when you will turn your back on me, and I’ll stab you right in the back.” In the song, one version of “Ahmed” lives in Jerusalem, studies at the Hebrew University, and is well-liked....
  • Israeli woman refused service at Florida gas station; called ‘killer’ by attendant

    09/01/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    the Jewish journal ^ | 8/25/14 | Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
    An Israeli woman, a resident of Coral Springs, Fla., for 15 years, was recently denied service and asked not to return again to a gas station ("On the Move Texaco" owned by J&L Services of Florida Inc.) that she had frequented over the years. On her most recent visit, a Palestinian employee of the gas station told her: “You guys are killers and your money is not welcome here." While the employee was not on the corporate side of the company, this incident, nonetheless, is another call for alarm among the Jewish population. Because of my concern about the statement,...
  • Israeli reporter says Obama-Netanyahu transcript legitimate

    07/29/2014 8:59:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    Both Obama and Netanyahu are denying it, however, but they could be expected to do nothing else, given the circumstances. The strongest indication of the authenticity of the transcript is its absolute believability, knowing what we know about Obama and his view of Israel. The transcript is here. “US and Israel deny report of harsh Obama-Netanyahu conversation,” by Ricky Ben-David, Lazar Berman and Ilan Ben Zion, Times of Israel, July 29, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): …Netanyahu rejects PMO-POTUS call transcript The Prime Minister’s Office says in a statement that the Channel 1 report is false, using precisely the same...
  • State Dept Criticizes Israeli Strike on Power Plant: ‘Deeply Troubled By Humanitarian Impact’

    07/29/2014 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/19/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her department was “deeply troubled” by Israel’s strike on a Gaza power plant, continuing an ongoing trend of Kerry’s State Department obliquely criticizing Israel’s actions. “We’re deeply troubled by the humanitarian impact of reduced electricity in Gaza,” Psaki told reporters, “particularly for emergency services, and urge all parties to respect the civilian nature of these facilities.”
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza

    07/23/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 7/23/14 | Robert Spencer
    “Once again, this Council fails to address the situation in Israel and in the Palestinian territories with any semblance of balance. There is no mention of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel or the tunnels used to cause mayhem.” It is good to see someone from the Obama Administration actually speaking the truth about Israel. “U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza,” by Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles, Reuters, July 23, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth): GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) – The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may...
  • Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza

    07/20/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/20/14 | Lauren Raab
    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter records, he was 24 years old. Steinberg graduated from El Camino Real high school in 2008, studied at Pierce College, joined the Israeli army in 2012 and was a sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade, his Facebook page says. It was unclear exactly how Steinberg died, but the Israeli military announced Sunday that 13 members of the Golani Brigade were killed...
  • 4 Palestinian Children Killed in Israeli Air Strike Right in Front of Reporters

    07/16/2014 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Following yesterday's failed cease-fire, an Israeli naval gunboat has reportedly struck seven children near the port in Gaza, killing at least four. One remains in critical condition. Moments earlier, the kids had been playing soccer with a reporter from NBC, who witnessed the attack firsthand. Dozens of other journalists were nearby.
  • Israeli naval commandos fight Hamas gunmen in beach front firefight

    07/13/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Telegraph. UK ^ | 7/.13/14 | Robert Tait, Sudaniya, Gaza Strip
    Israeli naval commandos fought Hamas gunmen in a dramatic beach front firefight on Sunday after Israel attempted the first boots-on-the ground operation of its ongoing offensive in Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, later warned that the military operation, that has so far killed 166 Palestinians, could gone on for a "long time". The early morning clash broke out after Hamas militants – alerted by a lookout stationed in a nearby mosque – intercepted Israeli special forces trying wade ashore at Sudaniya in northern Gaza. The two sides engaged each other in the sea, according to one witness account,...
  • "MUMMY, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO HAMAS?": THE HEARTBREAKING QUESTION FROM ISRAELI CHILDREN

    07/10/2014 3:14:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 10,2014 | Anna Ahronheim
    I was busy washing dishes yesterday evening when all of a sudden I heard a wailing sound and doors slamming in my building. An air raid siren; the first in Tel Aviv since Operation Pillar of Defense back in November of 2012.
  • US envoy to Mideast resigns after collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    06/27/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/27/14 | staff
    US Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity did not provide a reason for Indyk's departure, which had been widely expected after the two sides failed to meet their goal of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement this spring. Indyk will return to the Washington-based Brookings Institution think tank, the official said. US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Friday that Indyk was leaving his post as top US envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Kerry praised Indyk and thanked him for his...
  • Navy Fires at Gaza Boats, Injuries Reported

    05/20/2014 12:25:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/14 | Gil Ronen
    n IDF Navy force opened fire Monday at a Palestinian Arab boats that strayed from the permitted zone in the waters off of southern Gaza. The boats were lightly damaged and two of the people aboard them were taken to questioning. Voice of Israel public radio adds that Gaza Arab media reported that two Palestinian fishermen suffered moderate injuries from shots fired at them by the Egyptian Navy, off of Rafah. It is not clear if the two reports refer to the same incident, or to two different ones. Gaza, which is controlled by a genocidal Islamist Hamas regime, shares...
  • Israeli Officials: Spying Allegations 'Smell of Anti-Semitism'

    05/06/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 5/6/14 | Elad Benari
    Israeli officials denounced on Tuesday evening a report in Newsweek which said that American intelligence officials have linked the U.S. visa crisis to Israeli espionage. The report cited these American officials as saying in closed conversations that "Israel crosses the line for espionage in the United States." In response, Israeli officials told Kol Yisrael radio’s diplomatic affairs correspondent Chico Menashe that the report “smelled of anti-Semitism.” "The allegations of espionage in the U.S. are false. Israel is not spying there. The report in Newsweek smells of anti-Semitism, we are portrayed as an enemy country,” one official told Kol Yisrael. Another...
  • Israeli Settlement Plan Derailed Peace Talks, Kerry Says

    04/08/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement of 700 new apartments for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem precipitated the bitter impasse in peace negotiations last week between Israel and the Palestinians. While Mr. Kerry said both sides bore responsibility for “unhelpful” actions, he noted that the publication of tenders for housing units came four days after a deadline passed for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners and complicated Israel’s own deliberations over whether to extend the talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment,” Mr. Kerry said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Still,...
  • Israeli defense minister apologizes for calling U.S. ´weak´

    03/19/2014 5:25:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/18/14 | Barak Ravid
    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya´alon is apologizing for the second time in two months about critical statements he made against the U.S. government. In the wake of tremendous anger in Washington, a telephone call between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a personal talk with the prime minister, Ya´alon told his American counterpart, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, that there was no defiance, criticism or intention to hurt the United States or Israel´s relations with its ally with his words. Ya´alon said he sees utmost importance in the strategic relations between the countries, as...
  • US Response to Israeli Seizure of Iranian Weapons Shipment - Full Speed Ahead on Negotiations

    03/09/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/9/14 | Thomas Rose
    The White House appeared to double down on its policy of engagement with Iran following Wednesday's dramatic pre-dawn high seas capture of an Iranian missile cache destined for Hamas by Israeli naval commandos. Senior administration officials worked quickly to prevent the raid from undermining public confidence in President Obama's continued belief that Iran is a trustworthy and reliable negotiating partner, even going so far as to claim credit for the raid themselves. Several dozen advanced medium range missiles were found hidden under false bottoms of phony shipping containers on board the Panamanian flagged "Klos-C" frigate seized in a dramatic pre...