Israeli-Palestinian conflict

`You Are Promoting A Message Of Hatred’

08/05/2016 - 12:10

To the members of the Black Lives Matter Movement:

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Israeli Envoy: Hillary Clinton Led The Way To Gaza Cease-Fire In 2012

07/29/2016 - 11:39

Philadelphia — Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador the the United States, credited Hillary Clinton with the leading role in achieving a cease-fire in Israel’s 2012 conflict with Hamas.

Hillary Clinton campaigning at a Bronx Organizing Event in New York City, April 13, 2016. JTA

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded In Palestinian Stabbing Attack Near Hebron

07/18/2016 - 12:05

Jerusalem — Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in a Palestinian stabbing attack in the West Bank near Hebron.

Israeli soldiers are seen at the site of a stabbing attack by a Palestinian man near the city of Hebron. Getty Images

Israel ‘Occupation’ Amendment Rejected By Democratic Platform Drafters

07/11/2016 - 17:03

The committee drawing up the Democratic Party’s platform rejected an amendment that would have called for an end to Israel’s “occupation and illegal settlements,” with members pledged to presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly leading the opposition.

Former Rep. Howard Berman, left, and Cornel West, at right, listening to testimony at a Democratic Party platform committee. JTA

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

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
Write On For Israel

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.”

Write On students meet Ehud Yaari

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
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