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  • Who is Responsible for the Suffering of the Palestinians?

    04/12/2014 6:48:40 PM PDT · by lasereye · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Michael Brown
    And so, the five surrounding Arab nations attacked Israel and were defeated in a war that was costly and difficult for everyone, resulting in about 800,000 Jewish refugees who fled from the neighboring Muslim countries and about 600,000 Arab refugees who fled from the war on Israel. What happened to those refugees? Most of the Jewish refugees were absorbed by the fledgling State of Israel; the Arab refugees were not absorbed by their neighboring countries. Why? Because they were used as human pawns against Israel, to the point that in 1959, the Arab League passed Resolution 1457: “The Arab countries...
  • Kerry's Folly

    04/10/2014 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now "evaluate" its role in the Middle East. Let me help: The peace process in the Middle East isn't working and it can't work when one side -- that would be the Palestinian leadership -- has no intention of settling for anything less than their ultimate goal of removing the Jewish people from the region. Kerry's cynical ploy suggesting that convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard could be released from prison in exchange...
  • Negotiating With Terrorists Doesn’t Work

    04/10/2014 6:03:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let’s set aside the moral issue that it’s wrong to negotiate with terrorists and the practical issue that negotiating with terrorists encourages more terrorism. Those are both right and obvious, but there’s also a third issue. Negotiating with terrorists doesn’t work unless they intend to stop being terrorists. The peace process between Israel and the PLO has never worked and will never work because the members of the terrorist group never intended to stop being terrorists. The PLO yammers on about Palestine, a country that never existed and a name that has nothing to do with the Arab conquerors they...
  • Republican Jewish Coalition Blasts Kerry for Blaming Israel

    04/08/2014 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) strongly on Tuesday criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for placing the bulk of the blame on Israel for the stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Kerry, who spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “Israel didn't release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and ‘poof’…that was sort of the moment.” In response, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “After almost nine months of negotiations, during which Israel...
  • PA Official: Israel ‘Turning Marijuana into Heroin’ to Poison Us

    04/03/2014 11:10:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 4/2/2014, 8:01 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Authority continues to disseminate a modern form of blood libel against Israel—by claiming that Israel deliberately distributes drugs to harm Palestinian Arab society. Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, reiterated this libel in February, stating that Israel “has spit up and vomited a shocking amount of drugs onto our land,” according to Palestinian Media Watch. He explained that the PA had even seized a lab “turning marijuana into heroin.” …
  • Secretary Kerry and his Israel - Palestinian "peace process"

    04/03/2014 12:16:58 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 3, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The process itself, rather than peace, has become the goal.Senior Palestinian Authority officialA bit of historyThe notion that "the end justifies the means" is bad even when the end sought might be seen as beneficial. Transitory peace might be a beneficial intermediate end if the price of achieving it is not excessive. We should have learned about that shortly after 1938, when Prime Minister Chamberlain's deal with Herr Hitler allowed German expansion into Czechoslovakia and produced a naval agreement between Britain and Germany. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO725Hbzfls?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkPM Chamberlain said this later the same day: My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has...
  • Peace process partner scam spam

    03/28/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The Israeli - Palestinian "peace process" scam is finally producing results.There's little worthy of serious note vis a vis the Kerry - Obama  "peace process" for Israel and the Palestinians, beyond its likely failure because key Palestinian leaders are far more dedicated to eliminating Israel than to having peace with her. Nevertheless, and however low it may be in newsworthiness rankings, the principal (if not only) Palestinian "peace process partner," the Palestinian Authority, has inadvertently helped to augment the volume of my spam e-mail. Here's a sad plea for help I received today (Warning: as with any spam e-mail, it's best not to click on the links this one contains): Sallam  Aleikum. I am Mrs....
  • Hamas Lawmaker: Koran Says We Must Massacre Jews

    03/24/2014 12:47:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/24/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    A lawmaker from Hamas recently called for a “massacre” of Jews, explaining that Koran indicates that this must be done. In a televised address the lawmaker, Yunis Al-Astal, also said that Jews must be forced to pay the “jizya” tax, which under the strict Islamic Sharia doctrine, non-Muslims living under Muslim sovereignty must pay in return for the ruler’s protection. Jihadist rebels who have taken control of areas in Syria have imposed such a tax on Christian minorities. …
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Poll: 59% of Palestinians support continuation of terror after state is created

    10/22/2003 11:54:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies · 676+ views
    jpost ^ | Oct. 22, 2003 | By JANINE ZACHARIA
    Oct. 22, 2003 Poll: 59% of Palestinians support continuation of terror after state is created By JANINE ZACHARIA WASHINGTON Fifty-nine percent of Palestinians believe that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad should continue their armed struggle against Israel even if Israel leaves all of the West Bank and Gaza, including East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian state is created, a new survey shows. Similarly, 80 percent of Palestinians say that, under those circumstances, the Palestinians should not give up the "right of return." The poll of Palestinians, Israeli Jews, and Israeli Arabs was released in Washington on Wednesday by Itamar Marcus, founder...
  • Arab envoys say no to Israel as a Jewish state

    03/09/2014 4:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 3:33 PM EDT
    Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Israel’s demands that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees. In a resolution released at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, the foreign ministers called the issue of Palestinian refugees an integral part of a comprehensive and just peace. It blamed Israel for the floundering of peace negotiations. The Arab statement offers strong backing to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who said publicly last week he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state despite facing strong international pressure. Abbas did...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • The President’s Prophetic Threats to Israel

    03/03/2014 3:31:34 PM PST · by mojito · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 3/2/2014 | John Podhoretz
    In an extraordinary—and I don’t use the word in a complimentary way—interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg, President Obama follows his secretary of state in warning Israel and its leader that a failure to “make peace” now with the Palestinians will have terrible consequences. Israel is “more isolated internationally,” and will become more so; there will be more Palestinians and Israeli Arabs as time goes on, not fewer, so Israel had better move now; and not to move now is to create the conditions for a “permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank….there comes a point when you cannot manage...
  • Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:42:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014, 11:51 pm | Adiv Sterman
    Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not believe that a peace deal with the Palestinians is the right thing to do for...
  • Obama: Time is Running Out for Peace "Bibi, if not now, when?" President Obama says

    03/02/2014 4:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 23/1/14 | Elad Benari
    One day ahead of his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the Israeli leader to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview published Sunday, Obama warned that time was running out to negotiate a peace agreement. Obama further claimed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.” “We are coming to a point, though, over the next couple of months where the parties are going to have to make some decisions about how they move...
  • Peace deal reached before haredi protest (Kerry vs. Israel)

    03/02/2014 5:00:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 10:31 AM | Benji Lovitt
    In an unexpected turn of events just hours before the massive haredi demonstration to protest the “draft bill”, a peace deal with the Palestinians was reached when Israeli negotiators offered the neighborhoods of Mea Shearim, Sanhedria and Geula as the future Palestinian capital. In a formal statement from the American State Department, Secretary John Kerry said, “Everyone said a deal couldn’t be reached but I knew they were wrong. In fact, the Israelis couldn’t make this concession quickly enough. It was almost as if they were asking the other side to take the land.” …
  • Abbas: Kerry’s Efforts Have Failed…So Far

    02/21/2014 11:57:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2014, 10:49 PM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that U.S. attempts to forge an agreement on a framework for peace talks with Israel had so far failed but that the efforts are “extremely serious,” AFP reported. Speaking in Paris after talks this week with Secretary of State John Kerry, Abbas told journalists, “So far the Americans have not been able to put these ideas into a framework, even if the efforts are extremely serious.” …
  • Israeli demand sparks ‘Jewish state’ debate

    02/20/2014 1:13:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 3:36 PM EST | Dan Perry
    Is Israel “the Jewish state”? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel. A broad-based group of Israelis plans to lobby the Knesset to declare the country, for the first time, a Jewish state by law. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded that the Palestinians recognize Israel’s Jewish status explicitly as part of any agreement. “This is the Jewish land. This is the Jewish state,” he said in a speech...
  • Peres: Abbas is Serious About Peace

    02/17/2014 10:49:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/14 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres on Monday hailed remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the issue of the “Palestinian refugees”, AFP reported. Peres, who said Abbas’s comments showed his "seriousness about reaching peace", was referring to what Abbas said during a meeting Sunday with more than 300 Israeli university students at his Ramallah headquarters. At the meeting, the PA chief told the students said he did not want to "flood Israel" with so-called “Palestinian refugees” and that there was no need to "re-divide" Jerusalem. "I was happy to hear him," Peres's office quoted him as saying at the start of...
  • Palestinians plan for airport, seaport and railway

    02/10/2014 12:39:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.10.14, 09:23 | Elior Levy
    Palestinian Transportation Minister Nabil Dmaidi announced on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority intends to build an airport, sea ports and a railway to connect the Gaza Strip to Egypt. Dmaidi said his ministry signed a cooperative agreement with Egypt’s civil aviation authority, in an attempt to utilize the professional experience of the Egyptians in the aerospace industry. …
  • Jordanian Parliament: No to Recognition of Israel

    02/08/2014 5:22:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2014, 3:05 AM | Elad Benari
    The Jordanian parliament declared on Saturday that it was against Israel’s demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as Jewish state. In a statement carried by the Jordanian Petra news agency, the Lower House of the Parliament outlined its “fundamental position on the Palestinian issue” and said it was rejecting Israel’s demand for being recognized as a Jewish state. The statement emphasized the need to establish an independent and fully sovereign Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders, with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. …
  • By the Waters of Babble-on...and on and on and on.

    02/07/2014 6:53:36 PM PST · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | February 7, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERy_1r2LxQ]   I noticed that Roger Waters, formerly of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, has been publicly scolding a few fellow celebrities in the field of music and film for not sharing his fanatical anti-Israel political views. Specifically, Scarlett Johansson drew Waters' ire for filming some ads for the Israeli beverage maker SodaStream and classic rocker Neil Young, who ignored Waters' directive to not book concerts in Israel. Waters has chugged the kool aid of the 'Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment', (BDS) movement, which is in reality a political movement whose underlying mission is to portray Palestinians as victims of...
  • 70% of Israelis don’t trust US on security, says poll

    02/06/2014 9:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/07/2014 07:25 | Gil Hoffman
    Seventy percent of Israeli Jews do not believe the US can be relied upon to maintain key Israeli interests and security requirements in the American-brokered agreement being drafted with the Palestinians, a Geocartography Institute poll taken this week found. When the pollsters asked respondents whether they trusted the US under President Barack Obama to maintain Israel’s interests in a deal, 23% said definitely no, 25% said no, 22% said not completely, 17% said yes, 8% said definitely yes and 5% had no opinion. …
  • Obama Lauds Kerry's Peace Efforts Amid Israeli Criticism

    02/06/2014 5:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed his appreciation towards his Secretary of State’s peace efforts in the Middle East. Speaking at an interfaith breakfast in Washington, D.C., Obama said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank Secretary Kerry for his extraordinary passion and principled diplomacy that he’s brought to the cause of peace in the Middle East. Thank you, John.” “As we support Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in direct talks, we’ve made clear that lasting peace will require freedom of worship and access to holy sites for all faiths,” he added. The expression of support for...
  • ‘John Kerry is Living in a World of His Own’ (claims no Israelis killed by terrorism last year)

    02/06/2014 1:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/6/2014, 11:05 AM | Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has triggered an uproar in Israel yet again with remarks to the foreign press, this time for a claim that no Israelis were murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 2013. […] In fact, several Israelis were murdered in terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2013. The widow of one of them—31-year-old Evyatar Borovsky—expressed hurt at Kerry’s remarks. […] “The Americans are supposed to be our best friends, but are actually working against us and putting our backs to the wall,” she accused. Kerry is “living on a planet of his own,” she said....
  • 4 East Jerusalemites indicted for planning terrorist attack

    02/05/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.05.14, 19:38 | Aviel Magnezi
    Four East Jerusalemites aged 19 to 21 were indicted with planning to carry out a shooting attack in a functions hall in the Jewish neighborhood of Bayit VeGan in Jerusalem. […] Two of the defendants planned to enter the hall through the main entrance dressed as haredim, along with the other guests. …
  • Palestinian Authority Report: Palestinians Prefer to Buy ‘Blue and White’ (i.e. from Israel)

    02/03/2014 2:16:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2014, 8:14 PM | David Lev
    Last month, BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) activists slammed Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas for not joining in with them to boycott Israel—and on Monday, the PA revealed just how uninvolved it was in the BDS movement. According to a PA report, 70% of the PA’s imports were from Israel, with imports worth $3.5 billion entering the Authority from Israel. It should be noted that Israel generally does not restrict imports of consumer goods to the PA, and that Israeli goods compete on Palestinian store shelves with goods from Arab countries and Europe as well as from the PA. It is...
  • Can Israel Say No to the Kerry Peace Plan?

    02/03/2014 5:46:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 31, 2014 | Yoram Ettinger
    The assumption that Israel must accept the Kerry plan as a basis for negotiations with the Palestinian Authority — lest it risk a rift with the U.S. — should be assessed in light of the full context of U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation, the imploding Arab street, the unique foundations and nature of U.S.-Israel ties, the U.S. political system, the ineffectiveness of prior U.S. plans and Israel’s own security requirements. U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation transcends the Palestinian issue. Despite the 66-year-old disagreement between the two governments about the ways and means to resolve the Palestinian issue, strategic cooperation has catapulted tounprecedented heights. Notwithstanding...
  • Minister Says Kerry is a ‘Biased Intermediary’ (Israel’s communication minister)

    02/03/2014 5:41:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2014, 12:32 PM | Ari Yashar
    Communications Minister Gilad Erdan harshly criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday, accusing Kerry of not being a fair intermediary in the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). […] “Currently, threats are still heard against citizens of Israel and they try to terrorize us. When we hear John Kerry and the American State Department, we think they are wrong in their analysis of what’s happening in the Middle East,” emphasized Erdan. “It would be expected from someone who’s supposed to be a fair and objective intermediary to also tell the Palestinian side about the price they will...
  • Jordan’s FM Rejects Recognizing Israel as Jewish State

    02/02/2014 9:10:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2014, 4:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Jordan’s Foreign Minister said Sunday that he was against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, the Jordanian website Ammon News reports. The minister, Nasser Judeh, also rejected the idea of Jordan being an alternative home for Palestinian Arabs. …
  • John Kerry Threatens Israel With Boycotts if Talks Fail

    02/01/2014 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 6:51 PM | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday threatened Israel that a failure in the peace talks would lead to global boycotts and delegitimization of the Jewish state. The warning comes as no surprise to those familiar with reports earlier in the month, which revealed that Kerry is orchestrating the European boycotts against Israel. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon responded to Kerry’s threats of boycotts, saying “we respect Secretary of State Kerry, but will not hold talks with a gun to our head. Friends don’t put ultimatums on the security of the state of Israel.” …
  • Scaring the Jewish state straight

    01/31/2014 8:05:07 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/31/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid delivered a scary speech on Wednesday. At the Institute of National Security Studies conference, Lapid warned that if we don't accept US Secretary of State John Kerry's framework for negotiations, the Europeans are going to take away our money. Lapid claimed that Israel's economic future is dependent on surrendering Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to the PLO. If we don't, he said, the EU will abrogate its economic association agreement with us. And such a move on Europe's part will cause serious harm to our economy. >>SNIP<< Kerry is waiting for Netanyahu to agree to his...
  • Sharing a united Jerusalem (op-ed: EU/UN security forces enforcing “Palestinian” sharia law?)

    01/30/2014 12:16:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.29.14, 08:49 | Rafael Castro
    Jerusalem will seal the fate of the current peace negotiations. Jews and Arabs must square the circle and recognize the legitimate demands of each side in order to clinch a genuine peace agreement. Is doing so a geometrical impossibility or can Jerusalem transcend the limits of political geometry? […] The Gordian knot negotiators need to tackle is reconciling Arab sovereignty aspirations with Jewish security rights. This political aporia can only be solved by looking beyond the bounds of European political convention. Although there are good reasons to oppose a Palestinian militarization of east Jerusalem, there is no reason Arabs in...
  • The 'Kerry Plan': Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, recognition of Jewish state

    01/29/2014 11:15:30 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    The "Kerry Plan" is likely to be unveiled soon, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times wrote on Tuesday in a column titled "Why Kerry is Scary." The “Kerry Plan,” writes Friedman, is expected to "call for an end to the conflict and all claims, following a phased Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank (based on the 1967 lines)." Friedman also said that there will be "unprecedented security arrangements in the strategic Jordan Valley." According to Friedman, some settlements will remain under Israeli control and Israel will "compensate" Palestinians for the land. The plan will set east Jerusalem as the...
  • Netanyahu’s aides threaten to fire Naftali Bennett

    01/29/2014 8:35:02 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2014t | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    In what appears to be the worst crisis yet for the governing coalition, sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday threatened to fire Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett over his criticism of Netanyahu a day earlier. “Bennett was given a message that he has to apologize clearly and unequivocally or there will be a price to pay,” a source in the Prime Minister’s Office told The Times of Israel. On Tuesday, Bennett delivered a speech lambasting the prime minister in the wake of a Times of Israel report according to which Netanyahu wants Jewish settlers to be...
  • Hamas Leader: Third Intifada ‘a Matter of Time’

    01/26/2014 6:27:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 1/27/2014, 3:14 AM | Elad Benari
    Just one week after he was released from an Israeli prison, Hamas leader Hassan Yousef said on Sunday that a third Arab armed uprising—or intifada—is just a matter of time. […] “All the organizations of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as well as Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, are opposed to negotiations with Israel,” he declared. “The intifada will not wait for anyone,” warned Yousef. “If it doesn’t happen today, then it will happen tomorrow; if not this month, then next month. Eventually—just as the First Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Intifada broke out—another one could break out.” …
  • Germany: No ‘Settlements’ in Cooperation Agreements (to Israel)

    01/23/2014 9:59:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 4:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Germany is conditioning research support and cooperation with Israel on the exclusion of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, AFP reported on Thursday, citing the Haaretz newspaper. According to the report, Berlin’s decision “represents a significant escalation in European measures against the settlements.” Haaretz noted that a 1986 treaty of the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development states that the foundation will only sponsor projects “within the geographic areas under the jurisdiction of the State of Israel” before the 1967 Six Day War. The Germans reportedly want to apply that clause to the “German-Israeli funding program (DIP)”,...
  • Evidence: Arabs Staging ‘Price Tag’ Attacks, Blaming Jews

    01/23/2014 12:29:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 4:49 PM | Gil Ronen
    For years, Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria have been accusing Arab and leftist activists of falsely blaming them for “price tag” revenge attacks that they never carried out. Now, one determined resident of Samaria appears to have found a “smoking gun”, documenting how local Arabs have been damaging olive trees and then reporting the incidents to authorities and the media as “price tag” attacks carried out by local Jews. “Price tagging” is a phenomenon associated with fringe elements of the Israeli Right, in which assailants vandalize Arab-owned property in revenge for terrorist attacks or military demolitions of Jewish homes...
  • Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy

    01/22/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 22, 2014 | By David Barnett
    Israeli authorities today announced the arrest of three global jihadists who were allegedly preparing to carry out terror attacks after being recruited by an al-Qaeda-linked operative in the Gaza Strip. The three terrorists were identified as Iyad Mahmoud Khalil Abu Sara, Rubin Abu Nagma, and Ala Yasin Mohammed Anam. The arrested Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem area were recruited online and planned to carry out kidnappings and bombings at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem as well as the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, among other attacks. Israeli authorities kept their counterparts in the "US and elsewhere" updated...
  • PA Minister: Jihad Should be Directed at Jerusalem, Not Syria (Palestinian Authority)

    01/22/2014 5:58:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 6:45 AM | Elad Benari
    In the latest incident of Palestinian Authority (PA) incitement against Israel, a PA minister openly called for “Jihad” in Jerusalem. […] “Jerusalem is still waiting. Jerusalem is the direction. Jerusalem is the address,” Habbash stressed in the speech, adding that “evil hands” were “conducting a filthy game” intended to weaken the Islamic nation and “to divert the compass away from its true direction.” “We must convey a message to the people who have seized the Yarmouk refugee camp [in Syria], with slogans, pretexts, and false baseless claims. We say to them: Resistance and Jihad should not be waged in the...
  • Tibi on Canadian TV: Israel is a ‘Selective Democracy’ (Arab member of Knesset)

    01/21/2014 8:41:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Arab MK Ahmed Tibi said on Tuesday that he walked out of the Knesset plenum during Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech because of Harper’s “bias”. Speaking to Evan Solomon of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Tibi claimed Harper had described Israel in “a very unbalanced way.” He also claimed that Israel is a “selective democracy” and that Arabs are “suffering discrimination.” Canada’s foreign policy toward Israel is “biased, non-balanced, and that’s why Canada has a very marginal role in the Middle East,” Tibi charged. He left the plenum “to say that we are very much unsatisfied with the remarks...
  • Antisemitism, fear and political correctness continue to drive the "peace process"

    01/21/2014 10:48:52 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 21, 2014 | Dan Miller
    They drive it like drunk hippie motorists racing toward a cliff. Which is Israel?This article at CIF Watch provides a partial explanation of the causes: perspectives chosen by media are important in forming popular opinion. The Guardian, published in the UK, makes a conscious choice to remove as much context as possible to depict the Israel-Palestinian relationship, firstly, as entirely conflictual. Whenever do we hear of the many collaborative projects, or the Israeli aid work in the Territories or the health care available to Palestinians in Israeli hospitals? Secondly it is projected as the greatest conceivable imbalance. One side has all the power imaginable,...
  • The "peace process," Israel and official antisemitic policies.

    01/19/2014 10:11:29 AM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    With increased terrorist attacks from Gaza and elsewhere, Israel has more than enough problems without European and American policies based on antisemitism and fear of Islamist rage. Here's a link to an excellent article by Anne in Israel on Europe's hypocritical expressions of concern about Israeli settlements. She also posted one about UNESCO having caved in to Arab objections over a scheduled art exhibit depicting the historic ties of Jews with Israeli. Both are well worth reading. Why is Israel singled out for disparagement? Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article titled The Israel Double Standard, published at National Review Online on...
  • The Two-State Solution is Dead. Long Live What?

    01/18/2014 11:21:40 AM PST · by tedbel · 15 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Jan 18/14 | Ted Belman
    The Two-State Solution is dead. All that remains is for the US to declare it so. Palestinians leaders and Israeli leaders have made it clear. In a speech on Jan 10/14, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made it crystal clear that he would never abandon the “right of return”, would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state and would never make a deal unless East Jerusalem was given to the Palestinians as their capital, all of which cross Israel’s red lines. When the latest “peace process was getting started, Israeli leaders kept referring to Abbas as a moderate, contrary...
  • Academy drops ‘territories’ in Palestine reference

    01/17/2014 7:36:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 9:07 PM EST | Jessica Herndon
    Thursday’s Oscar nominations had some new language in the foreign language category: Nominee “Omar” was described as being from “Palestine,” a reference the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has carefully avoided in the past. “Omar,” a drama set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was directed by Hany Abu-Assad, whose 2005 thriller “Paradise Now” was also nominated in the foreign language category. But after a tussle with the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles, the academy chose to refer to the film as a product of the “Palestinian Territories” or “Palestinian Authority,” rather than simply “Palestine.” After hearing the news of...
  • Israel PM slams EU ‘hypocrisy’ on settlements

    01/17/2014 6:21:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | January 16, 2014 4:48 PM | Hazel Ward
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Thursday for calling in ambassadors over plans for some 1,800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. […] “This is hypocritical. The EU calls our ambassadors in because of the construction of a few houses? When did the EU call in the Palestinian ambassadors about incitement that calls for Israel’s destruction?” Netanyahu asked foreign correspondents at his annual new year reception. “It’s time to stop this hypocrisy,” he said. “This imbalance… doesn’t advance peace; I think it pushes peace further away.” …
  • Abbas: Israel Using Talks to Expand ‘Settlements’

    01/17/2014 5:57:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 1/17/2014, 9:53 PM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned on Friday against Israel using peace talks as a “cover” to “expand settlements” in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem, AFP reported. Abbas was speaking in Morocco at a meeting of the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Committee. The meeting comes days after Israel announced tenders for construction of more than 1,800 new homes in regions which the PA claims for a future state. The U.S.-brokered peace talks must “not serve as a cover for the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories,” said Abbas, according to AFP. “There can be no peace without stability, nor...
  • MK Hotovely: Ya'alon Shouldn't Have Apologized to Kerry

    01/15/2014 10:53:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya'alon referred to Kerry as "obsessive and messianic"... "I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right." Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. "The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of...
  • Ariel Sharon had first hand knowledge about Soviet/Russian military intentions and strategies

    01/15/2014 2:06:56 AM PST · by se99tp · 1 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | Jan 14th, 2013
    This kind of toughness of character and the understanding of the personal calling characterized Ariel Sharon, a strategist and politician. He learnt early during his military service, who was continued threat for Israel and who would not stop before the setting the whole Middle East and possible even the world on fire. Israeli Army identity 38166 owner, who retired with the rank of Major General witnessed probably one of the most dangerous days of the Cold War which are still to be researched by historians. After Six Days War another one started, which is rarely being mentioned in the popular...
  • ‘Arab States Will Never Recognize a Jewish State’ (Palestinian Authority foreign minister)

    01/13/2014 8:30:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/14/2014, 6:08 AM | Elad Benari
    Arab states “will never recognize Israel”, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) foreign minister stated on Monday, according to NRG/Maariv. Riyad al-Malki was speaking to Radio Palestine after participating in a weekend meeting in Paris between U.S. Secretary State of John Kerry and foreign ministers of the Arab League. …