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Next U.S. elections threaten Israel ‘total isolation’ — and the Israeli public is worried

William Pfaff says the 2016 American elections threaten Israel's "total isolation" from western democracies in the wake of the Gaza slaughters and the rise of a defiant Netanyahu coalition

Dozens arrested in Israel corruption probe

Members of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party among government officials held over misuse of public funds.

Israeli police probing major political corruption case

Israel’s police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case.

Anthony Fisher on the Inevitability of American Aid to Israel

3 days agoNews : Reason

According to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), considered by many to be the most influential lobbying group in the country, "Israel spends 75 percent of U.S. aid in the United States, purchasing military equipment."...Show More Summary

Shattering Israel's Image

No Israeli government has shattered Israel's international image more than the Netanyahu government has over the past six years. Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against...Show More Summary

Trapped In Their Public Narrative

The Palestinians' constant acrimonious public narrative against Israel has and continues to damage their credibility in the eyes of many Israelis. The Palestinian Authority, not to speak of Hamas, seems to want to win the public relations campaign with their own people more than winning the peace. Show More Summary

Israel considering security cooperation with Lebanon army agsainst ISIS

Israel’s military reveald  on Wednesday that  it was contemplating  the possibility of cooperating with the Lebanese army to counter Islamist extremist  militants, even though the two countries remain technically at war. Any public coordination was almost certain to be rejected in Beirut, where dealing with neighboring Israel is considered a crime. Show More Summary

Are pro-Israel groups afraid of the US public?

Arieh King wants Jerusalem for the Jews but when he comes to NY, the public can't attend his speech. You have to apply for admission. Desperate times in the Israel lobby

U.S. Public Opinion and Israel/Palestine

U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine is wildly at odds with what most Americans claim to want.

A rabbi's controversial words on Mideast violence

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Some may call Rabbi Leonard Beerman's public criticism of Israel brave; I call it hypocrisy. Beerman admits that if he had been attacked when he was in the pre-Israeli state Jewish militia, he would have had to fight back — exactly what Israel itself is doing today. ("At...

How Israel’s Bus Segregation Affects Palestinian Workers

AJ+ | – ‘Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has argued for keeping Palestinian workers off of public Israeli buses. Yaalon says the laborers are dangerous and harass Israeli women. AJ+ caught a…

On Israel/Palestine, NYT's Public Editor Seems Reluctant to Heed Own Advice

One of New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan's recommendations to her paper for improving its coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is "Stop straining for symmetry." It's advice she seems reluctant to take herself.

Hillary’s new difficulty: Iran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is nonpartisan but composed mostly of Democrats. It has tiptoed gingerly through the wreckage of the U.S.-Israel relationship the Obama administration has created, often declining (as in the case of Chuck Hagel’s nomination) to publicly criticize the administration. But even AIPAC has reached its limit. In a written statement […]

Israel's Public Transport has Fallen far Behind the West

A billion shekels. That is the investment required for Israel to close the gap with other Western countries in terms of public transport.

28,000 homes damaged in Gaza during war with Israel, report

The minister of public works and housing in Gaza on Thursday released new statistics about damage caused by Israel’s military offensive during the summer, as the reconstruction process slowly begins. Mufid al-Hasayneh said that 28,000 homes were damaged during Israel’s offensive, with 3,000 completely destroyed. Show More Summary

Fmr Obama St Dept Official: 'Lack of Empathy' Between Israel and Palestine

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs under President Obama, PJ Crowley, criticized "a lack of empathy on both sides" in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Monday's "Now with Alex Wagner" on MSNBC. "IShow More Summary

Israel's usually secretive spy agencies get into a public spat

A spy-vs.-spy flap has become the talk of Israel, thrusting two normally secretive security institutions into an unwelcome and unflattering public spotlight.

President's Lawyer: Jerusalem = Crimea

In publicly comparing Jerusalem to Crimea, President Obama’s top lawyer is branding Israel’s position in Jerusalem illegitimate, the product of naked aggression.

Israel set to demolish homes of suspected terrorists in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington March 4. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the demolition...Show More Summary

Israel Has Found New Allies

Let’s just say it up front and avoid tip-toeing around with politically correct language. President Obama and his administration are the most anti-Israel to have held office and likely the most anti-Semitic. Forget about his public declarations of friendship and support for Israel. For six years Obama has demonstrated his antipathy toward the only democratic nation […]

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