Israel barred its citizens from entering the Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank at the outbreak of the Palestinian Intifada uprising in 2000, due to attacks on Israelis, including lynchings. Three years ago, Israel eased the ban by allowing Israeli Arabs to enter Palestinian-controlled areas to shop and visit relatives, but non-Arab Israelis are stillContinue Reading »
“Not everyone comes to shop. There are those who are curious who just come to see the place and others who come for the air conditioning,” one of the mall's workers said. Head of the mall's board of directors, Salah a-Din Abu Abdo, told Ynet the center attracts more and more visitors every day. “WeContinue Reading »
“The IDF, as a large, strong and deterring army which draws on its physical and morale strength, is the force that stands prepared against all of our enemies and those who seek to harm us. It is the force that when required, will prevent tragedies, like the one commemorated by this arch.” The IDF ChiefContinue Reading »
In the drilling area in southern Israel, Iron Dome first encountered and successfully intercepted a number of missiles fired simultaneously from different directions. Thus ended the system's developmental stage, and it is set to become operational in November by Air Force anti-aircraft teams established especially for its operation. In recent months the army has beenContinue Reading »
It appears the terror cell planned more attacks, including an abduction of an Israeli soldier or civilian. The operatives had been scouting the target area and purchased yarmulkes (kippot or skullcaps) and a wig for the attack. The cell members, all in their twenties, were arrested on June 22 by the IDF, the ISA andContinue Reading »
Despite the spate of new agreements, border issues that the two nations agreed to settle as far back as 2008 remain unaddressed. Western nations including the United States have been pressing for an agreement on border issues as part of the effort to prevent the smuggling of weapons from Syria to Hizbullah in Lebanon.Continue Reading »
“President Mubarak represents the aspiration to expand the circle of peace and maintain stability and security for all of the region's people. Once again, I find in him a partner for the achievement of these important goals,” Netanyahu said after the meeting. But Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit was less optimistic. He said the conditionsContinue Reading »
Burt added that, “We consider Hizbullah’s commitment to armed resistance as unacceptable and we don’t support it.” The Media Line has reported that the American administration has not taken a position opposing Hizbullah’s presence in the Lebanese government even though the government has flouted UN Security Council Resolution 1701 which ended the 2006 war betweenContinue Reading »
PMW reported on Fatah's Sixth General Conference in August 2009, which was as a unique opportunity for Fatah under PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to join the peace process by renouncing Fatah principles and platforms that call for Israel's destruction. As PMW has documented, the Fatah leaders rejected the world's demands to recognize Israel and continuedContinue Reading »
The author of the report—Professor Paul Rogers, a professor of peace studies at the University of Bradford—addresses suggestions that the mission exceeds the capabilities of the Israeli military, concluding that, “Long-range strike aircraft acquired from the United States, combined with an improved fleet of tanker aircraft, the deployment of long-range drones and the probable availabilityContinue Reading »
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