Israel

Palestinian teen reported killed as protests draw to a close in tense Jerusalem

A Palestinian teen was reportedly shot dead during clashes with police in East Jerusalem on Friday.<p>The Palestinian Health Ministry identified him as …

Middle East

Jerusalem -- an urgent issue for Trump administration

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recent terror at the Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, in the Old City of Jerusalem painfully demonstrates why the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is so fraught, but also why it's so difficult to change and to move toward a sustainable peace.<p>Seventeen years ago this week, I was …

Temple Mount

45 senators support bill that makes boycotting Israel a crime

A bill that would criminalise boycotts against Israel has been signed by 45 US senators and 237 congressman.<p>The so-called “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” …

Golan Heights

Netanyahu’s message to the world: Accept Israel as it is, occupier and settler

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s "Budapest speech," in which he urged Europe to stop supporting the Palestinians, was the...<p>Want to enjoy 'Zen' …

Middle East

Tear gas scene from Jerusalem's 'Day of Rage'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Muslim elders called for a "Day of Rage" on Friday to protest at new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem's holiest site, photographer Ammar Awad knew where he had to be.<p>A native of Jerusalem who has covered the city for Reuters for 17 years, Awad headed to Ras al-Amud, …

Temple Mount

Animated map of Israel taking over historic Palestine - Palestine Remix

VANISHING PALESTINE<p>Creating a Jewish state in Palestine was a deliberate, drawn-out and violent process. Palestinians were dispossessed of vast swathes of land. Over 80 percent of Palestinians in what became Israel in 1948 were made into refugees overnight. The process may have culminated in 1948, …

Tel Aviv

Erdogan demands Israel remove metal detectors

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin to swiftly remove metal detectors erected at the …

Temple Mount

Incredible Footage: Muslims Riot in Jerusalem After Israel Responds to Terrorist Attack With Metal Detectors

Last week three Islamic terrorists ambushed and murdered two Druze-Israeli police officers on the Temple Mount, where they were protecting the …

Temple Mount

Israel Launches ‘Good Neighbour’ Aid Campaign on Syrian Border

<b>Golan Heights:</b> Israel has shifted from low-key humanitarian aid for Syrian civil war victims into a hearts-and-minds campaign billed as fostering new …

Golan Heights

Where is there a safe space for Jews?

Recent events in NZ and abroad in the last month or so have got me wondering about where there is a safe space for Jews.

Middle East

In Jerusalem, Clashes Occur After Morning Prayers

Thousands of Muslims prayed in the streets near a contested shrine in Jerusalem’s Old City to protest the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. Some 3,000 Israeli police were deployed, who turned away Muslim men under the age of 50.<p>Article Not Supported<p>We're sorry but this article …

Middle East

Trump’s State Department Blames Israel For Palestinian Terrorism

“Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, the perception that the Israeli government …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Jabotinsky's Children

<b>How interwar Poland and its Jewish youth were instrumental in shaping the ideology of right-wing Zionism</b><p>By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand …

Middle East

Netanyahu’s words from close door meet with European leaders caught on microphone

Citing strong ties with Asian giants India and China, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a blistering attack against the European …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade.<p>In the latest sign that the Egypt-backed understandings are moving forward, …

World News

Israel boosts security at Jerusalem holy site amid tensions

Israel tightens security for Palestinian protests triggered by tensions over the placement of metal detectors at the Jerusalem holy site Haram …

Temple Mount

Key suspect in submarine fraud probe turns state’s witness

In a major development that could lead to indictments of senior public officials, one of the men arrested in connection with suspected corruption in …

Corruption

Vice President Mike Pence Confirms POTUS Pledge To Move Embassy From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem

Last month, President Donald Trump signed an order to keep the American Embassy in Tel Aviv despite his campaign promise to move the embassy to …

Middle East

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jul 21, 2017 12:16 am | Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017 …

Middle East

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Likens 'Harshest Regime in the World' Israel to South African Apartheid and Nazi Germany

<i>Erik F. Brandsborg/Flickr</i><p>Since performing in Neve Shalom in 2006, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has made an about-face and stands at the …

German History

A complex time for Jews, the Labour party and the Left

Is Labour unapologetically antisemitic? Is British Jewry merely a conduit for Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies?<p>For some, those pro-Israel Jews who …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu secretly met with UAE foreign minister in 2012 in New York

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Middle East

Israel and Lebanon: A Path to Peace, Led By Trump

Tensions are building along their shared border, but most Lebanese and Israelis want to avoid war at all costs.

Middle East

Gaza sewage dumps pollute Israeli aquifers, forcing closures

Israel has stopped pumping water groundwater out of two sites in the Negev, after raw sewage dumped from the Gaza Strip into a river which flows into …

Middle East

Baby forgotten in Beit Shemesh bank

A baby boy was found in a Beit Shemesh bank Thursday, after his parents apparently forgot him after completing their business at the bank.<p>The child, …

Jerusalem

Theft ring targeting elderly busted

Police arrested two 29-year-old men from central Israel following complaints by more than a dozen elderly Israelis that young men were knocking on …

Temple Mount

New poll shows Jewish Home party gaining strength

A poll conducted this week by the Panels Politics Research Institute for the Hebrew-language <i>Maariv</i> newspaper focused mainly on the submarine …

Middle East

'Yes, there is religionization in Israeli schools!'

What is at the heart of the current 'religionization in secular schools' controversy? Before we can understand the situation, we must understand the …

Middle East

U.S. lawmakers seek increased sanctions on Hezbollah

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation seeking to increase sanctions on Hezbollah, <i>Reuters</i> reported.<p>The lawmakers …

Iran

Guide at Anne Frank Center compares Israel to Nazi Germany

JTA - The Anne Frank Center in Berlin has distanced itself from the statement of a freelance guide who compared Jews suffering at the hands of the …

European History