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Can Israel survive?

The author of the article, MJ Rosenberg, argues that so called “pro-Israel” policy makers in mainly the US are not lobbying in favor of a well-working state of Israel, but just in favor of Israeli policies that are mainly targeted at repressing Palestinians. His main argument is that Israel can only survive if the two-state … Continue reading

Foundation: New structure near Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

According to the Al-Aqsa foundation for Endowment and Heritage, a committee within the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem has submitted plans for a new structure adjacent to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The 3,700-square-meter structure will consist of five floors, two of which will be underground. In its statement, the foundation said that the purpose of the building will … Continue reading

Focus: Jerusalem SOS

In Jerusalem, Jewish and Arab paramedics cross psychological and geographical divisions to save lives. Al Jazeera, Qatar

Israel won’t interfere with PA police stations, as a goodwill gesture to Abbas

As a goodwill gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel may turn a blind eye on the two newly established Palestinian Authority police stations in villages bordering Jerusalem, which were built without Israeli approval. This would be part of a larger package of goodwill gestures Israel is expected to make to Abbas in an effort to renew … Continue reading

Israel condemns Palestinian cleric over sermon

Speaking at a rally celebrating the 47th anniversary of Fatah’s founding, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein, read a traditional text attributed to Mohammed: “The hour of judgment will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind the stone and behind the tree. The stone and the tree will cry, ‘Oh Muslim, Oh … Continue reading

Israel detains 2 more lawmakers

Israeli forces raided the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and arrested two Palestinian lawmakers on suspicion of conducting “Hamas activities inside Jerusalem”, a police spokesman said. Mohammad Tawtah and former minister Khalid Abu Arafa took refuge in the ICRC’s building after Israel revoked their residency permits. The arrests come days after 2 other MPs, … Continue reading

Another day, another damning EU report on Israel

The European Union has renewed its accusation against Israel of trying to destroy the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state and of achieving peace through continued settlement building in East Jerusalem. A report by the EU mission to Ramallah in December 2011 said that “if current trends continue, the prospect of Jerusalem as the future capital … Continue reading

Israel ‘breaks settlement building records in 2011’

Israel ‘breaks settlement building records in 2011’

Palestinian cars torched in Jerusalem ‘price tag’ attack

Two Palestinian-owned vehicles were torched in East Jerusalem early Wednesday morning, police said. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that “price tag” and “revenge” were sprayed near the burnt out vehicles in Sharafat, a Palestinian village near Gilo settlement. Ma’an News Agency, Palestine Click here for the full story

Israel allocates NIS 5 million for security of Jewish East Jerusalem residents

Israel’s Housing and Construction Ministry has transferred NIS 5 million from the public housing budget and other funds in order to finance security for Jewish enclaves in East Jerusalem. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

December sees significant rise in terror incidents

December 2011 saw a significant rise in terror attacks carried out against Israelis, according to data released by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) on Monday. A total of 81 terror incidents took place in December 2011, compared with 44 incidentsin November 2011. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

Israel plans tourism centre, homes in east Jerusalem

Israel on Wednesday approved plans for a large tourism complex in the heart of Arab east Jerusalem and another 130 homes for Jews elsewhere in the Holy City’s annexed eastern sector, an official said. Local Palestinian activists lashed out at the move, saying the 8,400 square metre project (90,400 square feet), was another step in … Continue reading

Germany urges Israel to refrain from settlement tenders

Germany urged Israel Monday to refrain from publishing tenders for the building of new settlement housing in east Jerusalem and the West Bank saying it sent a “devastating message” for peace efforts. Agence France-Presse, France Click here for the full story

Israel plans to build more than 1,000 homes in West Bank, East Jerusalem

Israel’s Housing Ministry published tenders on Sunday for 1,028 homes to be built in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, part of a plan to build 6,000 housing units throughout Israel. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

Israel right-wing activists clash with Jerusalem police following price tag attack

Dozens of right-wing activists clashed with police officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, amid attempts to arrest suspects linked to recent so-called price tag attacks. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

Mosque torching ‘could ignite religious war’

The residents of Jerusalem’s neighborhood where a mosque was torched believe the attack could harm coexistence and lead to all out religious war between the city’s Jewish and Arab residents. Ynetnews, Israel Click here for the full story

Israel to reinforce, reopen Al Aqsa access ramp

Israel will reopen the controversial wooden access ramp to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque complex in the next few days after completing works to ensure its safety. On Sunday, Israel closed the Mughrabi access ramp over public safety concerns. Agence France-Presse, France Click here for the full story

Vandals attack disused mosque in west Jerusalem

Unknown attackers on Wednesday tried to set fire to a disused mosque in Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the walls in an apparent “price tag” vengeance attack. The attack was the latest in a slew of “price tag” incidents — revenge attacks by Jewish extremists which generally target Palestinians and Arabs, although they have also … Continue reading

Israeli settlers raid Jordan border

Israeli settlers raided the Jordanian borders on Monday evening in protest over Amman’s involvement in a dispute over a footbridge to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque. An Israeli military spokeswoman said initial reports indicated that 30 Israelis crossed the security fence and entered a closed military zone on the border of the West Bank and Jordan, but she … Continue reading

Israel closes access ramp to al-Aqsa compound amid warnings of destabilizing effect

Israel has closed a controversial wooden access ramp to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on concerns over public safety, a police spokeswoman told AFP on Monday. Jerusalem’s city council on Thursday ordered the closure of the access ramp, saying it poses both a fire hazard and is at risk of collapse. Al Arabiya … Continue reading


Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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