Palestinians

Israel Withholds P.A. Tax Revenue, Restricts Banking

05/16/2014
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Israel barred Palestinian banks from making shekel deposits in Israeli banks and will run Palestinian electricity at half-strength for an hour each day.

Jewish Leaders Mourn 'Modern-Day Prophet'

Support for PLO didn't diminish Mandela's stature, says ADL.

12/06/2013
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The international Jewish community praised former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at 95 in his Johannesburg home.

Israeli President Shimon Peres called Mandela “a great leader who changed the course of history. He was a passionate advocate for democracy, a respected mediator, a Nobel peace prize laureate and above all a builder of bridges of peace and dialogue who paid a heavy personal price for his struggle in the years he spent in prison and fighting for his people.”

Palestinians Blame Israel For Arafat's Death

11/08/2013
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Palestinian investigators said that Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested the Palestinian leader died from poisoning.

Palestinian official Tayeb Abdel Rahim at ceremony exhuming Arafat's body in Nov., 2012. PPO via Getty Images

Rouhani Acknowledges ‘Crime,’ Not Scope, Of Holocaust

09/25/2013
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WASHINGTON — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews but refused to comment on its scope.

Director Ziad Doueri "The Attack"

Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Director Ziad Doueiri about his new film "The Attack," a mystery, political thriller and a love story. An Israeli-Arab doctor, devastated by his wife's death in a terrorist attack, uncovers her startling secret.

After Tragedy, Israeli Parents Donate Son's Kidney To Save Palestinian Boy

06/04/2013
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The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian child.

The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his kidneys after their son was declared brain dead nearly two weeks ago after falling from a window in his parents’ apartment.

Hoping Israel’s Oscar-Nominated Film Loses

I’m not rooting for “The Gatekeepers” to win the Academy Award Sunday night for Best Documentary.

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

12/18/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Israel’s political system is dragging the country ever closer to complete paralysis, leaving critical national issues unresolved and threatening fateful consequences.

Senate Amendment Penalizing Palestinians For U.N. Status Does Not Pass

12/06/2012

An amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not included in a defense bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate.

Hillary Clinton, In Jerusalem, Says Israel Lacks Empathy For Palestinians

12/04/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Nov. 30 accused Israel of being suspicious of Palestinians and showing a “lack of generosity” and “lack of empathy” to them, saying there is “more that the Israelis need to do to really demonstrate that they do understand the pain of an oppressed people in their minds.”

“I’m not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of empathy that I think goes hand-in-hand with the suspicion,” Clinton said at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington, DC.

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