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MIDDLE EAST PEACE : Israel criticised at Geneva meeting

DEC 17, 2014 – 15:56 Construction materials being unloaded at a new housing unit in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Har Homa (Keystone) A total of 126 of 196 parties…

‘Palestinians to press’ UN vote despite US veto warning

AFP | Dec 16, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES RAMALLAH — The Palestinians are to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on Wednesday as planned although US Secretary…

Jordan: House speaker urges restraint as MPs reject projected gas deal with Israel

by Raed Omari | Dec 16, 2014 | 23:49 MP Mahmoud Kharabsheh (second left) is among signatories to a memo calling for a no-confidence motion in the government (Photo by…

Netanyahu: European support for Palestinians ‘endangers Israel’

Rappler.com: PARIS, France – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused European governments on Monday, December 15, of siding with the Palestinians over their latest UN bid for statehood, saying their…

Israel hits back at Swiss over rights conference

Israel on Friday condemned Switzerland’s plan to host a conference on respect for international human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, charging it was a deviation from the country’s traditional…

Amnesty: Death of Palestinian Minister Highlights Excessive Force By Israeli Army

The death of a Palestinian minister during a protest against land confiscations in the West Bank may have resulted from arbitrary and abusive force by Israeli forces against demonstrators, said…

Israel’s parliament dissolves amid political upheaval

By Michael Schwartz and Catherine E. Shoichet Jerusalem (CNN) — Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve the nation’s parliament Monday amid mounting political upheaval. The bill dissolving the 120-seat Knesset passed…

UN reveals Israeli links with Syrian rebels – Reports by UN observers in the Golan submitted to 15 members of Security Council detail regular contact between IDF officers and armed Syrian opposition figures at the border.

Reports by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months reveal the type and extent of cooperation between Israel and Syrian opposition figures. The reports, submitted to…

Last stop: Fearful Arab drivers quit Jerusalem buses

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Fadi has endured verbal abuse and even the threat of suicide bombers during 15 years at the wheel of Jerusalem’s public buses, but like dozens of Palestinian…

Exasperated Abbas pushes UN end-of-occupation bid

BY MERRIT KENNEDY | AP Published — Saturday 29 November 2014 CAIRO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he is moving ahead with a proposed UN Security Council resolution on…

Israeli Ahmadi Muslim Sheikh Says Attacks on Jews ‘Stain Islam’

Source: Arutz Sheva, Israel Israeli Sheikh, Sheikh Muhammad Sharif Odeh, visits Har Nof synagogue, says terror attacks against Koran. By Ari Yashar Sheikh Muhammad Sharif Odeh, a leader of the…

Ahmadi Muslim leader condemns terror against Israelis as distortion of Islam

Source: palwatch.org Sheikh Muhammad Sharif Odeh, leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the Holy Land: “I visited the synagogue that was attacked in Jerusalem, and from the first moment, I felt…

Israeli Arabs are putting ’2nd class citizen’ stamps on their Facebook profiles

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs have replaced their Facebook profile pictures with a stamp that says “second class citizen” in response to the proposed bill defining Israel as “the nation state…

Israeli president criticises divisive Jewish nation-state bill

(Reuters) Israel’s president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter…

Egyptian president says his regime is ready to protect Israel

MEM — Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi told an Italian newspaper that his country is ready to send troops to Palestine in order to guarantee Israel’s security and work jointly against…

Does Israel Need Separation of Synagogue and State?

Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21)  Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner,…

Muslim clerics gather in Iran to discuss how to counter terrorism

Clerics from 80 countries plan how to combat extremist groups including ISIS The Huffington Post: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran’s holy city of Qom…

Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21) (Reuters) / 23 November 2014Palestinians voice concern that the new law could deny Palestinian…

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