To the editor: Your editorial presents a one-dimensional view of the realities of life for Israeli Arab citizens and falsely suggests a potential incompatibility between the Jewish and democratic character of Israel. ("Netanyahu's remarks on Israel's Arab citizens part of a disturbing...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that Israel will release tax revenue it has withheld from the Palestinian Authority for the past three months. The tax money constitutes two-thirds of the Palestinian Authority's...Show More Summary
The Intercept Yesterday, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton published an op-ed in the pages of The New York Times, arguing that the United States has no choice but to bomb Iran. “Only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack...Show More Summary
Israel announced Friday that it would release Palestinian tax revenues frozen earlier this year as a punitive measure after the Palestinian Authority’s move to join the International Criminal Court.
Speaking to the Times of Israel, the Israeli official, who insisted on anonymity, protested that “Iran will retain core capabilities,” under the emerging accord. While the Obama Administration “claims that the Iranians will remain a year away from enough fissile … Continued
It was stunning and simultaneously not surprising to learn this week of a curiously timed legal decision leading to our government releasing previously classified details of Israel's nuclear program, which the Jewish state has neverShow More Summary
So this is an understatement, I'd say, from Peter Baker in the New York Times: When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of...
Most families contain a problem relative: an addled elder, schizophrenic sister, or troubled brother. That's the status of the state of Israel: a member of the US family but, these days, the bad little brother who is a constant headache. Since...Show More Summary
Marking six months since the ceasefire in Gaza, 30 international aid agencies joined together to issue a statement titled, "We must not fail in Gaza." At face value, this warning is a responsible step by credible international humanitarian and development actors. Show More Summary
I don't know who to believe here-- the British Foreign Secretary said not much would be written down, but the Times of Israel is saying something would be signed. What would be signed? I guess if you just wanted something...
In a report describing the prerequisite that a candidate be pro-Israel to earn the GOP presidential nomination, the New York Times leaves out some critical information. GOP support for Israel has been increasing for some time, while less than 50 percent of Democrats in some polls are sympathetic toward Israel. In short, the gap between Democrats and Republicans has […]
Right-wing media are up in arms over the Department of Defense's (DOD) release of a 1987 report suggesting Israel has nuclear capabilities, claiming the acknowledgement of the country's nuclear program is an "unprecedented" "leak" and act of "treachery" from the White House. Show More Summary
The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah denounced Friday night the Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in Yemen against the Houthi rebels, accusing Riyadh of abandoning Palestinian cause and failing to take action against Israel over the decades-long conflict. “If the war was against Israel we would have been partners in the war but not if its against an […]
Israel killed more than 2,000 Palestinian civilians in 2014, the most in any year since the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, according to a United Nations report.
(Paul Mirengoff) As noted in a post I wrote earlier today, France has joined Israel in expressing dismay over the nuclear deal President Obama seems intent on reaching with Iran. Needless to say, Saudi Arabia, Iran’s arch-enemy, shares the disgust. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) The damage to America’s relationship with Israel caused by President Obama’s desperate quest for a deal with Iran has been well-documented. It’s of no concern to Obama, who would like to see our ties with the Jewish state weakened anyway. Show More Summary
Israel killed 2,314 Palestinians in 2014, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. That’s more than any year since 1967. The post Number Of Palestinian Civilians Killed By Israelis Reaches Nearly 50-Year High appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The relationship between the United States and longtime ally Israel are at a historic low point following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress and the revelation that Israel has spied on the US in an effort to undermine nuclear negotiations with Iran. What do you think?
Jewish-American World War II veterans wearing Nazi gear and flying repurposed Messerschmitts for the newly formed country of Israel — it might be the dramatic highlight of a period film by Steven Spielberg. But that paradox-rich episode is among the first-person recollections in the...