Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | In most normal societies, a businessman who seeks to improve the living conditions of his people by boosting the economy and creating job opportunities for the unemployed—including a host of jobless university graduates—is treated with respect. The Palestinians, however, do not seem to belong to those societies. Ashraf Jabari isContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | A dark shadow hung over the biannual convention of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), which took place in Antwerp Belgium over the weekend. Rabbis from across Europe, as well as senior Israeli rabbis, gathered for the 31st time to discuss and debate the burning issues facing European Jewry. ButContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 May 2019 | A week after some 700 rockets and mortars struck towns and cities in Israel’s South—in the deadliest attack by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad since the 2014 war between Israel and Gaza—residents of those communities are trying to deal with the impact. One of the most devastating blows appears toContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 May 2019 | Britain and the United States are on the same page regarding “the heightened threat” from Iran, the country’s Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, said Thursday. Hunt wrote on social media that he had discussed Iran with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week in London and again in Brussels onContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 May 2019 | The German Bundestag (Parliament) condemned the anti-Israel “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) movement in a non-binding resolution on Friday and called the “pattern of argument and methods” of the BDS movement “anti-Semitic”, according to a report by the New York Times. The article said the resolution—backed by multiple German political parties,Continue Reading »
Monday, 20 May 2019 | The boys’ heights were checked against a marker. They had to be tall enough. For most children, being tall enough means they can to go on an amusement park ride; for Josef Kleinman and his brother, two child survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, being tall enough was a matterContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 May 2019 | A rare selfie recently released to the world by the commander of Iran’s elite [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)] Al-Quds Force was a warning to the United States and its allies. The image, taken in Iraq, shows [IRGC Major General] Qasem Soleimani with two of his senior officers and sendsContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 May 2019 | Thousands of Palestinians participated in mass rallies in Gaza and the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] on Wednesday to commemorate “Nakba Day,” marking the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. At least 10,000 people flocked to the Gaza–Israeli border to take part in Hamas-orchestrated riots at several locationsContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 May 2019 | A peace treaty won’t be enough to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told European Union ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret—but the best peace plan might just be something with which the EU is very familiar. “I believe that we in the Middle East needContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 May 2019 | Every year, on May 15, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day. The Nakba or “catastrophe” refers to the displacement of Palestinians after Israel’s independence in 1948. This concept entered into public consciousness with the conclusion of the Oslo Accords, drawn up with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the organization that claimed toContinue Reading »
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