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Netanyahu Thanks Obama For ‘Unflinching Support’

The right-wing narrative is that President Obama hates Israel and, thus Jews. He is, after all, a Muslim, right?  Well, if he is, he’s one Muslim the Israeli prime minister likes. Netanyahu cozied up to U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday ahead of an Oval Office meeting, thanking him ‘for the unflinching support you gave [...]

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – There is no value in peace talks with Israel unless the goal is ending its 47-year occupation of the Palestinian territories within a “firm timetable”, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. “It’s high time for this settlement occupation to end now,” Abbas told the 193-member [...]

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Jet

Israel shot down a Syrian jet flying over the Golan Heights. The military said a “Syrian aircraft infiltrated into Israeli air space” in the morning hours and that the military “intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defense system.” The military would not say what type of aircraft was downed and said the [...]

#BREAKING Israeli-Palestinian talks to resume in Cairo Wednesday, officials say — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 20, 2014 Now read this:U.S. Criticized For Ferguson–By China, Egypt, Russia And Iran! (Aug 20, 2014) Crackdown Involves Burning Books (Aug 10, 2014) Watch: Joan Rivers Says Palestinian Civilians ‘Deserve To Be Dead’ (Aug 7, 2014) Israeli Politician: Concentration Camps [...]

Sam Harris’s new book, Waking Up is about being spiritual without being religious. In a related blog post, Harris addressed a question he is often asked about Israel, a state based on religion. “We have to get out of the religion business,” Dr. Harris told me, and that applies to states like Israel. But he [...]

Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage

The Texas senator was speaking at conference for Middle Eastern Christians when he was booed off stage. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the sold-out D.C. dinner gala for the recently-founded non-profit In Defense of Christians, began by saying that “tonight, we are all united in defense of Christians. Tonight, we are all united in defense [...]

Israel is being rebuked by the United States for what an anti-settlement group is calling the largest land grab in 30 years. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration. We urge the government [...]

JERUSALEM — When Issa Abu Khdeir drove a relative to the airport last month, police arrested two sons and him, and ransacked their Jerusalem home. Abu Khdeir, 58, said his family might have been targeted because they offered their home as a press center for Tariq Khdeir, 15, a nephew whose beating last month by [...]

Palestinian officials say a Gaza ceasefire deal has been reached with the help of Egypt. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel, where a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment. “An agreement has been reached between the two sides and we are awaiting the announcement from Cairo to determine the zero hour [...]

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal wants President Obama to persuade Israel to  “lift the siege” of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a “holocaust” against the Palestinians. “You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression [...]

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