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Slouching towards the abyss

Saturday, 22 November 2014 Hisham Melhem Let’s begin with some basic truths. The Palestinian and Israeli peoples are condemned to live together; even though the fundamental question was, is and…

This cycle of death will only continue

Summary by Rami G. Khouri The escalating cycle of tensions in recent weeks, Israeli settlements expansion, murderous attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians, and reprisal demolitions of Palestinian homes may…

Abdullah ibn Salam — the rabbi who became Prophet’s companion

ABU TARIQ HIJAZI Published — Friday 21 November 2014 He was born in Madinah (then Yathrib) in a Jewish family. He was a rich person and a good scholar of…

Clergy, Interfaith Activists Aim To Prevent ‘Religious War’ Among Israelis And Palestinians

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush In the area around Gush Etzion, a series of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Shaul David Judelman on Tuesday joined Palestinian friends to write a…

Israel is in a trap of its own making

Summary by Michael Young, The Daily Star, Lebanon Doubtless, it was a shock to many Israelis that the Spanish parliament recognized the state of Palestine – well sort of –…

Israel approves 78 new settler units in East Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new housing units in two settlements on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at…

Israeli president: We are not at war with Islam

Rivlin advises leadership to not raise issue of control over Temple Mount, says Israelis and Palestinians destined to live together in Jerusalem Source: The Times of Israel: Seeking to calm…

Armed Men Launch Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue, Killing At Least 4

Source: huffingtonpost.com JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by…

King meets Kerry, Netanyahu for talks on Jerusalem tension

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday hosted a trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cool tempers arising as…

5 Common Myths about Islam Propagated by the Media

by Luis Durani In the last several months, we have seen a large rise in anti-Muslim sentiments expressed especially among commentators and the news media. Since 9/11, Islam has become…

‘Lost Gospel’ claims Jesus was married, had children

It’s called “The Lost Gospel” and it’s based off of manuscripts found in British Library dating back more than 1,400 years written in Syriac, the language spoken by Jesus himself.…

Abbas warns Israel of religious war amid mosque row

Russia Today: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said a global religious war could be triggered if Jews are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount in Al-Aqsa mosque, which in his…

Livni and Lapid appeal ministerial approval of bill applying Israeli law to settlers

  Ariel: They want settlers to fight and die for the country but not have normal lives; Gal-On says bill will bring apartheid. Finance Minister Yair Lapid (L) and Justice…

Intifada in the making

Summary In dealing with the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has systematically pursued a “two-track” strategy, which can be summed up as settlements and war. Israeli authorities are…

Netanyahu calls King, vows to defuse Jerusalem tension

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday received a telephone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during which he asserted Israel’s commitment to defusing tension and restoring calm…

Israel accused of war crimes during campaign in Gaza

theguardian — A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing in Jabalia. The 50-day conflict killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and 72 Israelis Amnesty International has…

Israeli occupation forces breach Al-Aqsa Mosque for the first time since 1967

MEM For the first time since 1967, Israeli occupation forces actually entered into the southern Mosque in Al-Aqsa Compound, according to the director of the Islamic Awqaf, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib.…

Israel settler plan ‘slap in face’ of US: Palestinians

JERUSALEM: Israeli plans for roughly 500 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem are a “slap in the face” of the United States and the international community, a top Palestinian…

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