Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel Should Be Grateful To US, Patient On Iran, Isaac Herzog Tells AIPAC

03/21/2016 - 11:41

Washington — The Israeli opposition leader called for his government to be grateful for the U.S.-Israel relationship, earning applause from AIPAC activists at their annual conference.

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog speaking to the foreign press in Jerusalem, Feb. 24, 2015. JTA

Joe Biden to AIPAC: Israeli, Palestinian Apathy ‘Incredibly Disappointing’

03/21/2016 - 11:35
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Washington — Israelis and Palestinians must revive their will for peace, Vice President Joe Biden told AIPAC in a speech that earned thunderous applause for emotional expressions of affection for Israel and scattered boos for criticism of settlements.

Vice President Joe Biden addressing the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 20, 2016. JTA

Trump Wrong On Neutrality Towards Israel

03/17/2016 - 11:42

As an Israeli, coming from a small country but a great democracy with pluralistic views, I'm not taken back by the heated presidential campaign in the United States. There is no difference between the verbal attitudes in this race than those I witnessed in the plenum sessions as a member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset.

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon. Wikimedia Commons

A Villa In The Jungle

Ehud Yaari Deconstructs Israel’s Situation in Today’s Middle East.

03/03/2016 - 12:47
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Ehud Yaari characterizes his friend Bernard Lewis, the eminent scholar of the Middle East, as possessing “this ability to see into the future.” Over a recent dinner in Israel, Yaari asked Lewis what he thought the Middle East would look like in fifty years. Without hesitating, Lewis leaned over the table and said decisively, “Any Arab who can will be out of here.”

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Trump Won’t Take Sides On Israel And The Palestinians

02/18/2016 - 13:43

Washington — Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.

Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Sept. 14, 2015. JTA

Jewish Teen Sentenced To Life, Accomplice To 21 Years In Killing Of Palestinian 16-Year-Old

02/04/2016 - 11:43

Jerusalem — A Jewish teen was sentenced to life in prison and a second teen to 21 years for kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teen by burning him to death.

Police escorting Yosef Haim Ben-David, one of the three Jewish suspects in the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. JTA

US Ambassador To Israel Blasts ‘2 Standards’ Of Law In West Bank

01/19/2016 - 10:36

Tel Aviv — The U.S. ambassador to Israel slammed the Israeli legal system in the West Bank, saying, “Too much Israeli vigilantism in the West Bank goes on unchecked.”

Dan Shapiro being sworn in as the 19th United States Ambassador to Israel, Julu 8, 2015. JTA

Remembering Ezra Schwartz: ‘He Made Our Lives Better And Happier’

11/22/2015 - 19:00
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Boston — For some 2 1/2 hours, Ezra Schwartz was remembered for his unbridled joy and passion for life, his deep and ever-widening circle of friends, and his athletic prowess as a champion baseball player and adventure-seeking skier.

Friends of Ezra Schwartz grieving for the American terror victim at a service at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. JTA

US Anthropological Group Sends Israel Boycott Resolution To Full Membership

11/22/2015 - 19:00

Members of the American Anthropological Association overwhelmingly advanced a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

Protesters urging sanctions against Israel at a rally in Melbourne, Australia, June 5, 2010. Wikimedia Commons

Israeli Man, 18, Killed In West Bank Stabbing Attack

11/22/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — An 18-year-old Israeli man was killed in a West Bank stabbing attack in the third of three attacks of alleged Palestinian violence on Monday.

Israeli soldiers react at the scene of a reported stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man. Getty Images
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