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  • Indictment Against Radical Arab MK Hanin Zoabi [Israel]

    12/11/2014 5:46:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 8:07 PM | Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar
    State Attorney Shai Nitzan on Tuesday evening was said to support submitting an indictment against pro-Hamas Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), according to Channel 10. According to the report, the indictment will be on charges of threatening police officers, after Zoabi verbally abused two Arab Israeli police officers in Nazareth, and urged Arab youths to attack them. […] The indictment apparently will not be served for other notorious incidents, which include her defending the Hamas terrorists who abducted and murdered three Israeli teens on June 12, saying they weren’t “terrorists” and justifying their actions as a “legitimate” way to “fight...
  • Abbas: There Are 6 Million 'Palestinian Refugees' - Including Me

    12/07/2014 9:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/7/14 | Ben Ariel
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is often touted by the West as a “peace partner” of Israel’s, recently declared that there are six million “Palestinian refugees”, and that he is one of them. Abbas’s comments were made in an interview with the Egyptian daily Akhbar Al-Yawm, published last week and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In the interview, Abbas reiterated that he did not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, because this contradicted the Palestinian interests by “harming Israeli Arabs and preventing the return of the Palestinian refugees.” He said that there were six...
  • Nat'l Orthodox Jewish group rejects “wholesale demonization” of Muslims after Teaneck rabbi’s blog..

    12/04/2014 6:33:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 11.27.14 | JIM NORMAN
    The Orthodox Union, the umbrella organization for Orthodox Jewish congregations throughout the United States, has responded to an Internet blog post by a Teaneck rabbi and criticized it for what it called “wholesale demonization” of Muslims. The rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of the Bnai Yeshurun congregation, the largest orthodox synagogue in Teaneck, had posted a blog calling for a harsh response by Israel to Palestinian terrorists, including the destruction of entire villages found to be the homes of two or more attackers. “We cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli...
  • Rabbis keeping distance from Teaneck rabbi's online post

    12/04/2014 6:36:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.24.14 | JIM NORMAN
    Orthodox rabbis have distanced themselves from a Teaneck rabbi who wrote in an online blog post that Israel should permanently prohibit the creation of a Palestinian state, destroy the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and jail Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as a war criminal. Writing in his blog last Friday, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky also called for Israel to deport relatives of terrorists, “up to and including first cousins,” and destroy their homes, and if a second terrorist is found in a village to destroy that village and deport all its residents. Pruzansky, who leads the Bnai Yeshurun congregation,...
  • The Co-Opting Of Ferguson

    12/04/2014 7:23:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 3, 2014 | Alex VanNess
    Protesters have been taking to the streets for months following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The protesters claim that the shooting was racially motivated and describe it as a gross injustice and an abuse of police power. Protests have grown beyond the streets of Ferguson and erupted in cities all across the country. While many of them were peaceful, the protests have grown more violent following a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Brown. President Obama’s former chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel once stated, “You never...
  • The Good Muslim Terrorist

    11/21/2014 4:51:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are no Palestinians. There are no moderate Syrian rebels. There is only Islam.
  • Anti-Semitism in Germany On the Rise, Survey Finds

    11/21/2014 12:07:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 11/21/2014, 6:16 AM | Ben Ariel
    German anti-Semitism and resentment towards Israel have risen sharply in recent months, a new survey has found. More than one in four respondents in the new poll equated the Jewish state’s treatment of Palestinian Arabs to Nazi persecution of Jews during World War Two, Reuters reported on Thursday. The bi-annual survey on xenophobia in Germany by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation showed broad measures of anti-Semitism on the decline over the past decade. However, it also showed a spike in negative views towards Israel and Jews in general between June and September, coinciding with the conflict between Israel and Hamas in...
  • “Palestinian” Terrorists Killed More Americans in 2014 Than ISIS

    11/19/2014 8:57:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It should also be pointed out that the large scale airplane hijackings used by Al Qaeda on September 11 were pioneered by the PLO, though Al Qaeda received direct training in the techniques from the Iranian-backed Al Qaeda.As ABC’s Jake Tapper and a number of others have pointed out, this year Arab Muslim terrorists who operate under the “Palestinian” brand name have killed more Americans than ISIS. (via David Gerstman)While ISIS beheaded three American hostages, seven Americans have been killed ranging in age from 3-month old Chaya Zissel Braun who was a victim of Car Jihad, hurled out of...
  • CNN Apologizes for ‘Israel Shoots Palestinians’ Headline

    11/18/2014 3:41:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 11/18/2014, 9:43 PM | 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...
  • Obama Responds to Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: 'Too Many Palestinians Have Died'

    11/18/2014 10:07:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Frances Martel
    President Obama has responded to today's terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in which four Israeli Jews attending morning prayers condemning the attack, and stating that "the majority of Palestinians" want peace. In a statement delivered to the White House press pool, President Obama responded to the attack by declaring that "too many Palestinians have died," as well as Israelis, in the struggle between the state of Israel and the terrorist group Hamas and its affiliates, including the internationally active Muslim Brotherhood. "At this difficult time," the President told reports, "I think it's important for both Palestinians and Israelis...
  • Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

    11/18/2014 7:59:37 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    http://www.jpost.com ^ | 11.18.2014 | http://www.jpost.com
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead and others wounded on Tuesday. Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun carried out the attack at the synagogue before being shot dead by police. Gazan revelers in Rafah handed out sweets and brandished axes and posters of the said perpetrators in praise of the deadly attack. Palestinian radio reports described the attackers as "martyrs" and Hamas praised the attack. Loudspeakers at mosques in Gaza called out congratulations. However, there was no direct claim of responsibility.
  • CNN Describes Muslim Terror Attack on Synagogue as Israel Killing Palestinians

    11/18/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    CNN has always been widely hated in Israel, but its reporting on the latest Muslim terror attack with the murder of four Rabbis, three of them Americans, killed by two axe-wielding murderers, in a synagogue while at prayer, really hits a new low.First there’s a description of the Israeli police shooting and killing “2 Palestinians” when the police had fired in self-defense at the terrorists who had just perpetrated four brutal murders.As Honest Reporting shows, not only did CNN respond to a terrorist attack on Jews by interviewing a member of the racist PLO terrorist group, but its website and...
  • 'Guardian' deletes reference to Palestinians, CNN labels synagogue 'mosque'

    11/18/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    From mistaking the Har Nof synagogue where Tuesday's terror attack took place for a mosque, to deleting references to Palestinian perpetrators, some of the international media continued to report on the events in Israel in an eyebrow-raising manner on Tuesday. The website of British newspaper The Guardian ran a story about the attack from Reuters. The wire dispatch the agency sent included the headline 'Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack' and led with the sentence: ''Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by...
  • 3 Americans killed by ax-wielding Palestinians in Jerusalem synagogue attack

    11/18/2014 5:28:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tia Goldenberg (Associated Press)
    UPDATE: Three of the four worshippers killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack are Americans, according to multiple media reports. Earlier: Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.
  • Of Muslim firecrackers, murderers, and odious songs

    11/13/2014 9:32:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Victor Sharpe
    "Car Intifada" Encourages Palestinians to deliberately run over Jewish civilians, including young children The Jewish faith has bestowed many wondrous divine blessings upon the world. Among them is, of course, the Sabbath day. The Day of Rest, the Seventh Day, the Sabbath, is the one precious and humanitarian day set aside from the rest of the week’s labors. It is a day of freedom and leisure but one which allows the human spirit the opportunity to turn to the lofty considerations of divine holiness. Interestingly, this marvelous and utterly civilized concept was quite inexplicable to the Greeks and the Romans....
  • '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...
  • Super-Mandate 2014 (Obama vs. Israel)

    11/11/2014 9:05:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 4:11 AM | Dr. Joseph Frager
    The Republican Tsunami that took place on November 4th is not just a mandate against the policies of President Obama (the President himself said that the election would be a referendum on his policies), but a Super-Mandate against not just the President’s policies but the President himself and the way he conducts business. […] His rush and push to make a bad deal with Iran even though “conveniently” postponed till after the election is causing a great deal of fear and trepidation among the American people. North Korea’s advance to the point of fitting a nuclear bomb on an ICBM...
  • Soldier Stabbed in Tel Aviv Dies of Wounds

    11/10/2014 1:11:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    inn ^ | 11/10/14 | Gil Ronen
    Almog Shiloni, the 20-year-old IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack at the entrance to Tel Aviv's Hahagana train station on Monday, has died of his wounds. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim at the site before sending him to Tel-Hashomer Hospital where he was brought to the surgery room. Shiloni was reportedly stabbed numerous times, including in the upper body and waist, as he tried to fight off his attacker. The attacker proceeded to try and escape from the scene towards Levanda Street as he was pursued by security forces and...
  • ‘Run Them Over,’ Urges Palestinian Song

    11/10/2014 12:45:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 5:58 PM
    A song that urges Palestinian Arabs to use cars to commit terror attacks against Israelis has become a big hit on social media, reports Palestinian Media Watch. One video version of the song “Run over [the settler]!” by singers Muhammad Abu Al-Kayed and Anas Jaradat has more than 385,000 viewings on the “Quds News Network” Facebook page. On one of the singers’ YouTube channel, the song has more than 71,000 views. The song calls for murder: “Run [them] over, destroy, annihilate, blow them up.” Palestinians are urged to “lay an ambush on the road and run them over.” The song...
  • Arab Social Media Humming with Hate: 'Run Over the Jews'

    11/08/2014 2:11:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/08/2014 | Mark Langfan
    Palestinian Arab social media is aflame with graphic violence laced tweets urging Palestinians to run over and/or kidnap Jews, directly referencing a “Car-Intifida” in Arabic. The posts mix the messages that the Temple Mount is under attack by Jews and that Palestinians should attack Jews. The posts were exposed by Mudar Zahran, who describes himself on his Tweeter feed as the “Secretary General of the Jordanian Coalition of Opposition.” In another tweet, Zahran posted that “This hashtag is the most spread now on Palestinian social media... it means 'run over' which reads 'dais,' sounding like 'Daish,' (ISIS).” In other words,...
  • Israel Greenlights Coca-Cola Factory in Gaza

    11/03/2014 8:07:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 11/3/2014, 7:28 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Construction of a Coca-Cola factory in Gaza is set to begin this week after being green-lighted by Israel’s defense establishment. A major advantage of the new factory is that it will create jobs for thousands of Palestinians—first for construction builders, and then some 3,000 factory workers.The factory is to be built in the Karni industrial area. The construction period will take six months. …
  • New York Times editor admits holding Palestinians to a lower standard

    11/02/2014 4:09:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 29, 2014, 11:29 PM | Tamar Sternthal
    A favored topic at The New York Times is the purported racism of Israeli society at large. It has been the topic, again and again, of Op-Eds, editorials and news stories. Conversely, Times editors seem ever reluctant to approach the subject of Palestinian racism, although there is no dearth of material there.Why this discrepancy? Times opinion editor Matt Seaton today provided a window into the mindset of the editors in his response to a query by this media analyst about whether readers “can expect two hit pieces on Palestinian racism in the next month” in keeping with the pace of...
  • SodaStream to move factory out of West Bank Israeli settlement

    10/30/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Catphish · 11 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 10/29/2014 | Unkown
    Palestinian activists have hailed a decision by SodaStream International, an Israeli-owned soft drink company, to close its controversial factory in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, calling the decision a victory for the campaign for boycott, disinvestment and sanctions.
  • Hamilton Hoax in play day before Dead Soldier’s funeral

    10/29/2014 9:47:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Steve King predicts Obama will “violate the Constitution, break the law and grant executive amnesty.” People really need to read the U.S. Constitution. It says, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” The Constitution makes no reference whatever to executive orders (EO). George Washington started the practice mostly because he had to. Traditionally executive orders have been treated by Congress as having the legal status of legislation, but only insofar as they apply to the management of how the government operates.
  • Obama asks Iran to mediate Israeli - Palestinian peace process (Satire?)

    10/28/2014 12:16:49 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Israel's vile actions, completely out of Obama's control, have greatly imperiled heroic Palestinian efforts to advance His peace process. Accordingly, Obama has asked neutral and moderate Iran to act as an impartial mediator.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94a3236AcUQ] Video linkStatement of President Obama Good morning, My fellow citizens of the world. This morning I must talk with you about the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East and, indeed, the entire world. The racist apartheid Israeli regime remains obstinate in the face of justifiably severe criticism from the International Community. Israel recently murdered an innocent Palestinian child for his peaceful protests against the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem and other areas of what must,...
  • Mayor Reveals Jerusalem Went from 200 to 5,000 Monthly Attacks

    10/27/2014 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 10/27/2014, 3:11 PM | Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronen
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat outlined the sorry state of security in the capital Monday, in a session of the Knesset’s Interior Committee. Barkat disputed the claims that the deterioration in security began around the time of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. “Even before Operation Protective Edge, the state of affairs in Jerusalem as regards riots, rock throwing and enforcement was shoddy. We were talking about 200 events of rock throwing [per month]. Even before Protective Edge, we held a discussion about the changes needed to bring back the rule of law in Jerusalem. The Arab residents are complaining about the...
  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • Germany gives Israel deep discount on missile boats

    10/19/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    i24news ^ | October 19th 2014
    Germany does about-face on refusal to grant 30-percent discount for vessels Germany has agreed to slash about one-third off the price of three fast missile boats, which Israel wants to buy, putting to rest a crisis between the two countries. he vessels, priced at almost $1 billion, are intended to protect the gas rigs off Israel’s shore. According to the daily Haaretz, Israel had asked for a 30-percent discount such as it had received on the purchase of German submarines. But at the beginning of May, German’s national security adviser Christoph Heusgen told his Israeli counterpart Yossi Cohen following the...
  • Seeking the annihilation of Israel: Initiators and accomplices

    10/19/2014 1:07:16 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/18/2014 | Shlomo Slonim
    The announcement by Sweden’s new prime minister that his government plans to extend recognition to a “Palestinian” state raises major questions in both international and United Nations law. Israelis are frequently asked: “Why is Israel opposed to recognizing a Palestinian state? Detach yourselves from the Palestinians like the French detached themselves from Algeria and the two states will live in peace with each other as was originally envisaged under the 1947 Partition Resolution...”
  • Palestinians want Israel pullout vote this year

    10/18/2014 12:13:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:34 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Friday his government wants the U.N. Security Council to vote on a resolution before the end of the year that would set November 2016 as the deadline for Israeli troops to withdraw from all Palestinian territories. Riyad Mansour said Friday that if the resolution is defeated—which is almost certain because of opposition from Israel’s closest ally the United States and others—the Palestinians have other options. …
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • [Germany] Diverse Berlin could get first mayor ‘with accent’ (a ‘Palestinian’ candidate)

    10/17/2014 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.10.2014 | Jefferson Chase
    For more than a decade, Berlin has been governed by an openly homosexual mayor. But is the city, renowned for its tolerance, ready for a leader from a Palestinian background? It may have to be. […] … Berlin SPD parliamentary leader Raed Saleh only needs to open his mouth to stand out from the crowd. Saleh came to Berlin at the age of five with his Palestinian parents, and although his German is beyond reproach, he speaks the language with a distinct Arabic twang. “Berlin is a city of diversity; a city of 100 different accents,” Saleh told DW. “People...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Cited for Anti-Semitic Works at Int’l Book Fair (Frankfurt, Germany)

    10/15/2014 9:46:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:39 AM | Moshe Philips and Benyamin Korn
    International donors this week praised the leaders of the Palestinian Authority as moderate peace-seekers who can be trusted with billions of dollars in aid for Gaza—at the very same time the PA was being named “second worst offender” for distributing anti-Semitic publications at Europe's largest book fair. The European branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, headed by Dr. Shimon Samuels, this week released its list of those who circulated anti-Semitic books and magazines at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest annual gathering of publishers in Europe. Qatar was cited as the “Worst Offender of 2014.” But the Qataris had stiff...
  • Diplomats: EU weighs steps to curb settlements, including blacklisting convicted settlers

    10/14/2014 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters via Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/14/2014 17:29 | (Luke Baker)
    European officials are looking at new ways to press Israel to halt its building of settlements on land the Palestinians want for a state, as frustration over the construction program reaches a new high, European diplomats say. The discussions are at an early stage, but officials say the European Union may look at stopping Jewish settlers convicted of crimes from visiting the EU and could examine the fine print of a free-trade agreement, although there is no talk of sanctions. A series of steps by Israel in recent weeks, including the seizure of 1,000 acres of land near the Palestinian...
  • US pledges $212M to Palestinians, Kerry says

    10/12/2014 11:54:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | AP
    The United States is promising $212 million in immediate assistance to the Palestinians as part of an international effort to rebuild the Gaza Strip after this summer's 50-day war. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says people in Gaza "need our help desperately.
  • Israel police, Palestinians, clash on Temple Mount

    10/08/2014 12:00:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 2:46 AM EDT
    Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Wednesday, leaving three policemen lightly injured, a police spokeswoman said. The clashes erupted after several dozen masked Palestinians began throwing rocks, fire crackers and other pyrotechnical devices at police when the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the “Noble Sanctuary,” opened for prayers on Wednesday morning, said the spokeswoman, Luba Samri. […] Police chased the demonstrators toward the Al-Aqsa mosque, where they barricaded themselves inside and continued hurling objects in the direction of the police, said Samri. She said that at least one Molotov cocktail was thrown at the...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestinian state

    10/03/2014 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2014 2:38 PM EDT | Karl Ritter
    Sweden’s new prime minister said Friday that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials. In a declaration listing his government’s priorities, Social Democratic leader Stefan Lofven told lawmakers that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved through a two-state solution requiring “mutual recognition” and a will from both sides to co-exist peacefully. “Therefore Sweden will recognize the state of Palestine,” Lofven said. …
  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    10/01/2014 8:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2014 2:40 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. […] The draft calls for intensified efforts, including through negotiations, to reach a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “a just resolution” of the status of Jerusalem as the capital of two states and of the Palestinian refugee problem. Its key provision calls for “the full withdrawal of Israel, the occupying power, from all of the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East...
  • East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead

    10/01/2014 10:12:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2014 12:08 PM EDT
    The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem. In a statement Wednesday, the municipality said Deputy Mayor Kobi Kahlon has signed an order approving the construction of some 2,500 homes in Givat Hamatos. …
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA University Ejects Leftist Journalist for Being Jewish

    09/28/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 9/28/2014, 11:48 AM | Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin
    A Haaretz reporter was ejected from a pro-Palestinian conference at Birzeit University on Saturday, reporter Amira Hass said—simply for being an Israeli Jew. Hass attempted to attend the “Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories—Critical Perspectives” conference at the university, which is located near Ramallah where she lives. But she was ejected from the hall by the organizers, Hass claimed, after students at the admission desk noted she worked for the Israeli publication and alerted security authorities to intervene. Birzeit University has had a policy of barring Israeli Jews from the campus for over 20 years, administrators said,...
  • Obama says too many Israelis ready to abandon peace

    09/24/2014 10:11:06 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2014
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that too many Israelis were ready to abandon a bid for peace in the region and, in a departure from his prepared remarks, added that this was something Israelis should think about. Related Stories 1. Obama urges Iran not to let opportunity pass for nuclear deal Reuters 2. What Obama Wants From The UN (The Note) ABC News 3. Modi's Power Play - Can Obama Charm Him? Huffington Post 4. Obama says will allow no 'safe haven' for Islamic State militants Reuters 5. Khorasan planned imminent attacks against U.S....
  • Abbas to Netanyahu: End the Occupation, Make Peace

    09/22/2014 7:42:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 9/23/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas vowed on Monday to present a new timetable for peace talks with Israel when he addresses world leaders at the United Nations later this week, according to AFP. “I say today to Prime Minister (Binyamin) Netanyahu: end the occupation, make peace,” Abbas told an audience in New York. In a passionate address to students in the Cooper Union hall, Abbas said, “The international community has the responsibility to protect our people, living under the terror of settlers, an occupying army.” …
  • Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel And Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message To America On Border Fence

    09/15/2014 3:09:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    NOGALES, Arizona -- On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico.
  • Cruzifiction

    09/13/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT · by all the best · 114 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joel McDurmon
    Ted Cruz has made a serious mistake—one supported by sentiments of millions of American evangelicals—and it could cost the lives of many Christians. I suppose you’ve heard by now that Ted Cruz was recently “booed off stage” for a senseless, ill-placed “stand with Israel” gaffe at a banquet for persecuted Middle East Christians. The worst part of his comments is not that they were calculated for self-serving political purposes—as others have noted already. Although that is certainly bad enough, it is hardly as offensive as the main implication of what he said. Apparently, we must agree with him, or else...
  • Palestinian Authority Unveils Memorial To 9/11 Hijackers

    09/12/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Pre Occupied Territory ^ | September 11, 2014 | Staff
    Thirteen years after nearly 3,000 people were killed in Islamic terrorist attacks on US soil, a Palestinian monument has finally been set up to commemorate the event and to honor those who died piloting the aircraft involved. A forty-foot statue of a Boeing 767-200ER crashing into a skyscraper was unveiled this morning in the square amid fanfare and speeches by political and cultural figures calling for continued resistance to Western “colonialism.” A military band played nationalist songs in praise of martyrdom while sweets were distributed to children, and attendees held aloft banners in tribute to the 19 men, mostly Saudi...
  • Palestine—Goodbye Land Swaps - Hello Land Grants

    09/12/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | David Singer
    The idea of land grants by Egypt - and also Jordan--now remain the last route to peacefully creating the two-state solution The two-state solution has suddenly come back to life. Thought dead and buried after Hamas had shown that it could indiscriminately fire rockets from Gaza into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem over a 50 day period—even forcing international carriers to cancel flights into Ben-Gurion International Airport for 24 hours—Caroline Glick reported on its amazing resurrection:
  • University of Illinois Stands Firm on Not Hiring Professor Over Anti-Israel Tweets

    09/12/2014 12:23:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 5:49 p.m. ET | Douglas Belkin
    The University of Illinois board of trustees on Thursday affirmed its refusal to hire a professor who posted a series of harsh anti-Israel tweets this summer. The professor says the act is part of an effort by “wealthy and well organized groups to attack pro-Palestinian students and faculty.” The case has drawn wide attention on college campuses because it raises the issue of the suppression of academic freedom around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—a hot-button topic at universities across the country. Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American professor with an expertise in indigenous studies, accepted a tenure-track position last year to start working in...
  • Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner

    09/11/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    In Defense of Christians ^ | September 10, 2014 | Toufic Baaklini
    In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few problems.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a room that for more than 48 hours sought unity in opposing the shared threat of genocide, faced not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but our Jewish brothers and sisters and people of all other faiths and...
  • President Sisi’s Gift

    09/10/2014 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/14 | Caroline Glick
    Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip Something extraordinary has happened. On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip. Then Abbas told his Fatah followers that he rejected the Egyptian offer. On Monday Army Radio substantiated Abbas’s claim....
  • After Gaza War, Poll Finds Support for Hamas Rises

    09/02/2014 4:42:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 9/2/2014 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and headed by leading Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, indicates that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president if Palestinian presidential elections were held today. Only 32 percent would vote for current President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas' rival, the survey suggested. The support for Haniyeh marks a stark increase...