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Israeli guard lightly wounded in Gush Etzion stabbing attack

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded early Wednesday morning when a Palestinian assailant attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement. An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded early Wednesday morning when a Palestinian assailant attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement. The … Read More

Israeli killed in terror stabbing attack in West Bank

Monday, February 5, 2018

An Israeli man was killed on Monday afternoon after he was stabbed in the chest in a terror attack outside the West Bank settlement of Ariel, the army and medics said. He was identified as Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, a father of four from the nearby settlement of Har Bracha. Video from the scene showed the … Read More

Israel Slams UN Security Council Invite to ‘Antisemitic’ PA President Mahmoud Abbas

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during its monthly meeting on the Middle East amid continuing Palestinian rejection of direct talks with Israel, as well as the US role in brokering future negotiations. In the weeks since US President Donald Trump announced American recognition of Jerusalem … Read More

The Campaign Promise Trump Chose to Keep

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December 6, 2017 There is now a billboard on the streets of Jerusalem reading: “God Bless Trump, From JerUSAlem to Washington DC.” That sign took on great significance on Wednesday because — as he promised he would — President Donald Trump has taken the bold step of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, beginning … Read More

BDS opponent receives Jewish support for top civil rights post, as pro-Palestinian groups protest

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

November 30, 2017 Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are rallying around Kenneth L. Marcus, the nominee for assistant secretary of education for civil rights, as pro-Palestinian groups denounce him for opposing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanction) movement. Marcus, an attorney, served in the Department of Education’s civil rights division and then was staff … Read More

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at UF About Time in Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

November 30, 2017 Irving Roth said he didn’t understand why he was at Auschwitz. “Why was I there? What crime did I commit?” the Holocaust survivor said as the audience sat in silence. About 500 students came out to hear Roth speak at the Reitz Union Auditorium on Wednesday night. About 350 students were able … Read More

US withholds $65 million from UN agency for Palestinians

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States sent $60 million to keep the UN relief agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) in operation but withheld a further $65 million while it urged others to pay more, a State Department official said Tuesday. “There is a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of UNRWA, both in the way … Read More

Netanyahu instructs UNESCO envoy to withdraw from organization

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday directed Israel’s UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen to exit the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after previous threats to do so. Joining the US, which left UNESCO in October, Israel notified the organization that, as of December 31st, it will no longer be a member. ”Sane … Read More

Following Trump, These Countries Also May Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Many U.S. allies roundly criticized the Trump administration’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but America doesn’t stand alone on the white-hot issue. “President Trump has planted the seeds of this long overdue shift,” @PastorJohnHagee says. In fact, the Czech Republic appeared to jump at the opportunity to say that it already … Read More

Israel on high alert for ‘day of rage,’ but no Temple Mount restrictions

Friday, December 8, 2017

Israeli forces were on high alert anticipating widespread unrest and protests after Friday prayers in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Palestinians called for a “day of rage” to voice their opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Police deployed in force in Jerusalem, but had no immediate plans … Read More