Palestinians

Jewish Protestors Arrested At UN

09/23/2011
Staff Writer

Three days before a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli security forces during a violent confrontation in the West Bank Friday, Rabbi Avi Weiss warned the United Nations that a Palestinian request for U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state might “inspire” violence.

Yuli Edelstein in the Dialogue Tent.

Palestinians Clash With Israeli Soldiers As Statehood Bid Looms

09/21/2011

An Israeli baby sustained a head injury as Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers ahead of the Palestinians' imminent statehood bid at the United Nations.

The 16-month-old girl was hit in the head with a rock during the Palestinian riots late Wednesday afternoon in the northern West Bank. She was rushed to a hospital in Petach Tikvah.

Gunshots were fired at a car traveling near the northern West Bank community of Karnei Shomron. Bullet holes were discovered in the car; no one was injured.

Obama To Palestinians: Drop The Unilateral Approach

President Barack Obama had a clear warning for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: don't try to bypass direct negotiations, it won't work.

Meanwhile, In Yonkers, Israelis, Palestinians Meet

Carefully structured Dialogue Project aims to promote understanding on both sides.

09/20/2011
Jewish Week Correspondent

As Israeli and Palestinian officials made preparations for this week’s showdown at the United Nations, a small group of Jews and Muslims gathered in Yonkers last week to sort through their own feelings and see if they could better understand the views of the other side.

Dialogue Project founder Marsha Kannry. Her events “are about people listening to narratives they never heard about each other.”

Social Justice and National Security

Israel at the Brink… Of What?

09/08/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Taking Israel’s existential temperature right now and diagnosing exactly how to interpret what is going on there is no simple task.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

Israel Strikes Gaza Targets As Concern Over Sinai Grows

08/18/2011
Staff Writer

Israeli warplanes attacked suspected terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip today, just hours after terrorists infiltrated into southern Israel to carry out a series of coordinated attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens of others.

As many as six Palestinians – including the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees – were reportedly killed in the Israeli attack on the Gaza city of Rafa. IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Ganz that Israel targeted that area because it is “where we believe the planners of the attack are based.”

Peres: 'No Basis' For Report That Israel Rejects Oslo Accords

07/26/2011

Israel denied a report that it may declare void the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.

Israel, Germans Work For Shalit's Release on 5th Anniversary

06/26/2011

Efforts are intensifying for the release of Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit on the fifth anniversary of his capture by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel had accepted a German-mediated deal for Shalit's release, and was awaiting Hamas' response.

The Palestinians U.N. Statehood Quickstep: a smart strategy, and an incredibly dumb one

I wrote this week about new Palestinian tactics in their endless effort to avoid direct negotiations with Israel, including the U.N. Quickstep – the accelerating effort to tap dance around negotiations with “official” recognition of Palestinian statehood in the General Assembly in September.

The more I think about it, the more this seems like a very smart strategy – and a very dumb one.

Israeli Troops Fire on Palestinians at Syrian Border, Killing 4

06/05/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- At least four Palestinians were killed and nine wounded after hundreds of protesters massed on Israel's border with Syria on the Golan Heights.

The violence came Sunday after hundreds of Palestinians from Syria gathered at the border to mark Naksa Day, or the Setback, marking the beginning 44 years ago of the 1967 Six-Day War.

Israeli soldiers and border control police used tear gas and fired their weapons in the air and then at protesters feet to break up the threatening crowds on the border.

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