Tag: Israel

Does Abbas really want to take Israel to The Hague over Gaza?

In fact, it actually may deny the Palestinians the chance to request an investigation into the IDF’s behavior during the Gaza conflict and other operations. On January 2, 2015, the Palestinian Authority became party to the Rome Statute and therefore the International Criminal Court. Three days earlier, Abbas had submitted a request to join the […]

Israel’s facing worsening international isolation, warns Foreign Ministry pa…

The classified document, sent by the Foreign Ministry to Israeli missions worldwide, warns of possible diplomatic damage to Israel due to “moves to mark settlement products, stop the supply of replacement parts; debates on sanctions against Israel; demands for compensation for damage caused by Israel to European projects in the Palestinian territories; European activity in […]

Mother of 4-year-old killed by mortar during Gaza war testifies in UN inquir…

Israel is officially boycotting a UN commission investigating possible war crime committed during Operation Protective Edge, known as the Schabas Commission, but this has not stopped Gaza border community members from testifying in front of the commission. In the past few days, several residents have given their testimony, including the mother of Daniel Tregerman – […]

French Jewish leader says his people need Israel’s help

leader of the French Jewish community said during a visit to Israel Tuesday that while in the past his community has supported Israel, now they are the ones in need of aid from the Jewish state.   Joël Mergui, president of the Consistoire, the umbrella organization of Jewish congregations in France, was part of a […]

Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don’t Abandon Your Faith

Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, has sent a condolence letter to rabbis and Jewish community members in France Tuesday, following an Islamist’s rampage on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.   “Along with the Jewish world, we are horrified to hear about the terrible attack that occurred at a kosher supermarket in […]

Avigdor Liberman calls Turkey’s Erdogan ‘an anti-Semitic, neighborhood bully’

Europe’s silence in the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s vitriolic attacks against Israel is one of the reasons for the surge of anti-Semitism in Europe, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday.   In some of the toughest public comments in memory against Erdogan and Turkey, Liberman told a gathering of Israel’s ambassadors to […]

Jimmy Carter: ICC should pursue war crimes investigation against Israel, Hamas

Former US president Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that the International Criminal Court should probe both Israel and Hamas for possible war crimes committed during Operation Protective Edge.   In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Nobel laureate said that such an investigation would be “good for both sides.”   “I think it might […]

Jerusalem begins diplomatic fight against UN Commission inquiry on Gaza

Israel this week launched a campaign to thwart the UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza, directing its diplomats to ensure that a majority of the 47 countries on the UN body that established the commission do not endorse its report.   The commission, headed by William Schabas, is due to present its findings to the […]

Israel’s facing worsening international isolation, warns Foreign Ministry pa…

The classified document, sent by the Foreign Ministry to Israeli missions worldwide, warns of possible diplomatic damage to Israel due to “moves to mark settlement products, stop the supply of replacement parts; debates on sanctions against Israel; demands for compensation for damage caused by Israel to European projects in the Palestinian territories; European activity in […]

Jimmy Carter says Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘one of the origins’ of Islamist violence

Muslim anger over the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the contributing causes of the kind of Islamist-inspired terrorism that claimed the lives of 20 people in France last week, former president Jimmy Carter told Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.   When asked what he thought were the factors that led to […]