Tag: Israel

Anti-Arab incitement grips Israel

As racially motivated attacks and growing incitement gripped Israel over the weekend, 23-year-old Waad Ghantous, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was not surprised at being verbally accosted in this mixed city, home to both Arabs and Jews on Israel’s northern coast. “The racism is always present, but it’s much worse now than usual,” Ghantous, a social […]

Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program.   But reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel […]

There’s an attempt to turn tensions into ‘religious conflict’

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) held a meeting on Wednesday in the Knesset with Arab mayors to calm tensions in light of recent violence.   “There is an attempt to turn the struggle into a religious conflict,” Livni said, as reported by The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv Hashavua.   […]

West Bank Mosque Is Torched Near Ramallah Amid Simmering Tensions

A mosque was torched overnight near the West Bank city of Ramallah, amid a rising tide of Israel-Palestinian tensions. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfield said an investigation is underway into the incident in the village of Al Mghreir. The deputy of the local council accused settlers of setting fire to the mosque. “The people living […]

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of religious war

The Palestinian president on Tuesday accused Israel of provoking a “religious war” as new violence between the sides broke out in the West Bank, leaving a Palestinian man dead, amid mounting concerns that the long-running conflict is entering a new and dangerous phase. Mahmoud Abbas blamed the latest tensions on a series of visits by […]

Iran leader’s call to ‘annihilate’ Israel sparks fury

A new document by Iran’s supreme leader calling for the elimination of Israel shows that world powers must not rush into a deal on the country’s nuclear program despite an upcoming deadline, Israel’s Prime Minister said Monday. “There is no moderation in Iran. It is unrepentant, unreformed, it calls for Israel’s eradication, it promotes international […]

Glick Tells Fellow Activists to ‘Stay Strong’

Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist who was shot at close range a week and a half ago, continues to recover at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem – and has told fellow activists to “stay strong.”   Glick still cannot talk, but he now corresponds with family and friends visiting by writing on a […]

Palestinian-Israeli tensions raise concerns over third intifada

Peace remains out of reach between Israel and the Palestinian territories: In the space of two weeks, two Palestinians drove into groups of civilians waiting at Jerusalem light rail stops. Three people died, and several more were injured.   Shortly before these incidents, Israeli soldiers near Ramallah shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian-American boy; an […]

Hamas Announces “Popular Army” to Defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

Mohammed Abu Askar, a Hamas official, said those older than 20 could sign up “to be prepared for any confrontation” with Israel.   Hamas and other resistance groups confronted a brutal 50-day Israeli assault against the besieged strip, which resulted in the deaths of 2,140 Palestinians and the injury of more than 12,000 others.   […]

Israeli ministers approve applying Israel law to West Bank settlers

A ministerial committee approved a proposed bill on Sunday that would ensure the wholesale application of Israeli law to Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, a move sponsored by legislators who want Israel to annex part of the territory.   But Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the Palestinians […]