Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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

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

Gallup Poll: Growing Number Of Palestinians Believe In ‘Armed Struggle’ Against Israel

11/08/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Nearly one-third of Palestinians believe in “armed struggle and military solutions” to the conflict with Israel, an increase from two years ago.

Palestinian protesters throwing stones and burning tires during clashes with Israeli security forces over the Al-Aqsa mosque.JTA

Rabin: The Dream And The Reality

11/02/2015 - 19:00

It is 20 years since maybe the saddest day in the history of Israel – the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

J.K. Rowling Enlists Dumbledore In Case Against Israel Boycott

10/27/2015 - 20:00

J.K. Rowling defended her opposition to a cultural boycott of Israel with an analogy from her “Harry Potter” book series. 

Author J.K. Rowling speaking at the Empire State Building during a lighting ceremony to mark the launch of her non-profit. JTA

Jerusalem Grand Mufti: Temple Mount Never Had Jewish Temple

10/25/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein, pausing during a media conference in Ramallah, Sept. 19, 2006. JTA

UNESCO To Vote On Proposal Declaring Western Wall A Muslim Site

Six Muslim Arab countries submitted the UNESCO proposal on behalf of the Palestinians.

10/19/2015 - 20:00

A Palestinian effort to have a United Nations agency declare Judaism’s holiest site a Muslim holy site is “an attempt to distort history,” Israel said.

Thousands gather at the Western Wall to receive the priestly blessing on the Sukkot holiday, Sept. 30, 2015. JTA

U.N. Chief Ban Ki-Moon Comes To Israel In Bid To Calm Tensions

10/19/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Israel Tuesday to tamp down the current wave of violence and was told by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to blame for causing the unrest.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon talking during a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. JTA
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