‘Abbas: Worse than Arafat’ Fighting back against anti-Israel aggressors

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, sees 
little hope for peace.

Israel is under attack, not just from the ongoing “stabbing intifada,” but from enemies who seek the delegitimization of the Jewish state through the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, and sometimes from its friends. This was the message shared by participants and echoed forcefully by Israeli politicians at the second annual Israeli-American Council Conference… Read More

Sharing in their Pain Baltimore Jewish community pours out its heart for Israel in wake of recent violence

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Baltimore’s Jewish community is once again keeping a close watch on the Middle East, this time over a rash of violence in Israel that has killed more than 40 Israelis and Palestinians through a series of stabbings and shootings. Many Jews are concerned about the violence potentially spiraling into a Third Intifada, including Baltimore Jewish… Read More

Israel Sets Up Checkpoints in Eastern Jerusalem, Calls Up Reservists

JERUSALEM — Israel set up checkpoints in eastern Jerusalem and called up 1,400 Border Police reservists in its bid to quell the recent surge in Palestinian terrorist attacks. The Security Cabinet approved the new measures at 1 a.m. Wednesday following 8 1/2 hours of discussion. Also among the measures approved: no new construction will be permitted at… Read More

Day of Rage American pols react to violence in Israel

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Three Israelis were murdered and 20 more injured following multiple terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday organized by Palestinian groups as part of a Day of Rage. The murders are the latest in a string of violent attacks on Israelis perpetrated by knife- and gun-wielding individuals, leading to security crackdowns and… Read More

On the Attack Jewish pro-Palestinian groups claim Israel advocates stifle free speech

“Stifling Dissent,” a report compiled by Jewish Voice for Peace, claims that 
pro-Palestinian voices are being limited on college campuses.

Critics of Israel are being silenced on campus, the Jewish Voice for Peace, a Jewish pro-Palestinian group, contends in a newly released report. The report, “Stifling Dissent,” issued Sept. 30, asserts that Israel advocates are using “false charges” of anti-Semitism to silence critics of Israel’s policies. Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional -Rights issued… Read More

Netanyahu’s Silent Treatment Prime minister skewers international community during UN address

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In a pointed moment during his 40-minute address to the 70th United Nations General  Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped speaking for 44 seconds,  scanning the room with a stern look on his face, to  underscore his indictment of the international community for its “deafening silence” in the face of Iranian threats against the… Read More

‘An Obligation’ How Israeli volunteers in Europe are helping Syrian refugees

Dr. Tali Shaltiel explains to a group of Afghans how to get to the refugee 
registration center some 40 miles away. (Gavin Rabinowitz)

LESBOS, Greece — As the small rubber dinghy crowded with Syrians and Afghans emerged from the midnight-black sea to land on a desolate pebble beach, the first people to greet the bewildered and frightened refugees were two Israelis. “Does anyone need a doctor?”Majeda Kardosh, 27, a nurse from Nazareth, shouted repeatedly in Arabic as the… Read More

Why Israelis are ditching Turkey for Georgia

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TBILISI, Georgia — Rabbi Rakhmim Murdukhashvili had come to think of a crowded synagogue as a distant childhood memory. In 1979, the year he was born, the Jewish population of Georgia was more than 28,000. But during his lifetime the Jewish population has dwindled to just 4,000 as the republic coped with war and instability… Read More