Fueling Fires Of Hatred

If Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas mean it when they say they don’t want to see a Third Intifada, why does it look like that is exactly where they are headed? 

Each leader repeatedly accuses the other of incitement, often with good cause.  Their protestations of purity and innocence as the injured party would be a joke if so many people weren’t being killed and injured on both sides.

Sweden First European Country To Recognize Palestine As A State

10/29/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Swedish government officially recognized Palestine during its Thursday morning session, according to Haaretz. It is the first European state to recognize a Palestinian state.

British Parliament Passes Nonbinding Motion Recognizing Palestine

10/13/2014 - 20:00

The British Parliament overwhelmingly voted for a nonbinding motion to recognize the state of Palestine.

Cease-fire Talks Begin In Cairo Despite Palestinian Balk

09/23/2014 - 20:00

Indirect cease-fire negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians resumed in Cairo despite Palestinian threats to suspend them over Israel’s killing of two Palestinians accused in the murder of three Israeli teens.

ICC Prosecutor: ‘Palestine’ Can File War Crimes Charges Against Israel

09/01/2014 - 20:00

“Palestine” is eligible to join the Rome Statute and file war crimes charges against Israel, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said.

Evangelical Leaders Will Travel To Israel To Signal Their Support

08/11/2014 - 20:00

Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

Jewish South African Student's Keffiyeh Post Stirs Debate

08/11/2014 - 20:00

A Facebook picture of a South African Jewish high school student wearing a traditional Palestinian scarf has triggered outrage and a petition calling for his removal from an honorary position, as well as a dueling petition in his defense.

Israel, Palestinians Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

Action aims to get aid into Gaza and fix infrastructure, as well as provide window for more talks, Egypt says.

08/09/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke raises over Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike. 72-hour ceasefire has been reached. Getty Images.

Presbyterians Remove Controversial ‘Zionism Unsettled’ From Denomination’s Website

07/01/2014 - 20:00

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism.
“Zionism Unsettled,” published in January by the church-chartered Israel/Palestine Mission Network, is a history and commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that paints Israel as the aggressor and describes Zionism as inherently racist and theologically flawed.

Zionism Unsettled cover page. Courtesy of israelpalestinemissionnetwork.og

‘Alternative Path’ In Sight?

Idea of long-term interim agreement seen as a possibility.
08/13/2013 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — The announcement by Israel’s pro-settler housing minister this week was provocative: a green light to market 1,200 housing units in Jewish communities over the Green Line just days before peace negotiations with the Palestinians are scheduled to take place for the first time in nearly five years.

Secretary of State John Kerry: Seen as effective so far. Getty Images
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