Tag: Israel

Relations with Washington Were ‘Damaged’

Speaking at the 2014 Globes Israel Business Conference, Barak said, “I told my friends in the Cabinet that we need to respect American sovereignty. They have their own opinions, and we must listen to them. We must respect them. There has never been a perfect symmetry. We must protect our own sovereignty, but, at the […]

Syria, allies condemn Israeli airstrikes

Russia on Monday demanded an explanation for Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, while the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers called it an act of aggression that proves Israel is “in the same trench” with extremist groups fighting the Syrian government. Israeli warplanes struck near Damascus’ international airport on Sunday, as well as outside […]

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only — and further alienate its Arab minority.   Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.   The […]

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 […]