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Israel will ignore Obama's call at Cairo for a 2-state solution

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Israel will not heed President Barack Obama’s powerful appeal to halt all settlement activity on lands the Palestinians claim for a future state, officials said Friday, a position that looks sure to cause a policy clash with its most important ally. The government plans to allow construction inside existing West Bank settlements to accommodate for growing families, said the officials. In... 

Jewish town in Galilee demands ‘loyalty oath’

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Misgav. A community in northern Israel has changed its bylaws to demand that new residents pledge support for “Zionism, Jewish heritage and settlement of the land” in a thinly veiled attempt to block Arab applicants from gaining admission. Critics are calling the bylaw, adopted by Manof, home to 170 Jewish families in Galilee, a local “loyalty oath” similar to a national scheme recently... 

Young Israelis don't trust Obama

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The Israelis are not happy about Obama intervening over illegal Jewish settlements in Palestine’s occupied territory and on the two state solution.  Read More »

Iranian Jews refuse cash 'bribe' to move to Israel

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In Iran today, the country’s Jewish minority unanimously rejected cash offers from supporters of the state of Israel to leave Iran and move to Israel. The Israeli government promised to provide a package of housing and jobs for the twenty-five-thousand Iranian Jews. A special fund created by Israel supporters promised a ten-thousand-dollar cash award for any Iranian Jew who moved to Israel. The... 

Israel would rather make Palestine drown in blood than give Jerusalem away

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Israel can be deprived of Jerusalem. The world’s leading countries are trying to solve the crisis in the Middle East against the background of yet another conflict between Palestine and Israel. Arab countries are about to convince Israel ’s major ally, the USA, to approve the Saudi initiative, in accordance with which Israel will no longer have Jerusalem. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov... 

Israel’s independence based on 61 years of never-ending wars

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Israel celebrated the 61st anniversary of its independence on April 29. The country has been waging wars throughout all these years. Violence remains strong in the region for over 60 years already, and there is not even a glimmer of hope for better times. Arabs perform terrorist acts, Israelis respond with military attacks. New explosions and new military actions continue to occur. Each side in... 

First French Military Base Opens in the Persian Gulf

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France inaugurated its first military base in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, underlining an ambition to help meet the strategic challenge from Iran and capture a share of the region’s rich arms market for the French defense industry. President Nicolas Sarkozy, on a one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates’ capital, formally opened a 900-foot quay allocated to the French navy in Abu Dhabi’s... 

Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants Israel to stop illegal Israeli settlements

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In an interview for the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, published on Saturday, May 30, Steinmeier said it was “not acceptable” to build new settlements or expand existing ones in East Jerusalem or the West Bank. Steinmeier called for fresh efforts in the Middle East peace process, and said the European Union and US President Barack Obama’s administration needed to “speak... 

Israeli Knesset considers bill making it illegal to criticize Israel as a Jewish state

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First there was the Nakba law, then the loyalty oath, now the Israeli Knesset is considering a bill that would institute a one year jail sentence for anyone who speaks “against Israel’s existence as a Jewish and democratic state.” According to Ynet, the act of criticizing Israel as a Jewish state becomes illegal when “it may lead to acts of hatred, scorn or lack of loyalty... 

More Eastern European girls become victims of Human trafficking

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Everyone believes Israel to be the “Holy Land”, the Jewish lobby tries very hard to label anyone critical of Israel as “hate”, would be embarrassed if everone knows about the continous abuse of poor Eastern Europeans, trafficked to work in Israel’s thriving brothels businesses, some of those women are as young as 12, but nobody would dare to raise this issue seriously... 

Arabs in Israel complain of discrimination

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Israel’s treatment of its Arab citizens has raised accusations of racism. Most Palestinians living in East Jerusalem are not Israeli citizens, instead Israel issues identity cards permitting them to live there. But now authorities are threatening to retrieve dozens of IDs. Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from East Jerusalem.  Read More »

"Israeli spokeswoman says we control stupid Americans" story is a HOAX

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UPDATE: The following story is claimed by most websites to be an actual HOAX. If it’s a hoax or not is up to you as we can’t confirm nor reject this story. This story has first surfaced on a Pakistani website which has been taken off their website since first published: http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/9334-israeli-spokesman-says-we-control-stupid-americans.html “Another Israeli... 

Protesters demand Georgian president resigns

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Demonstrator shouts slogans during a protest rally: Protesters demand Georgian president resigns Overshadowed by allegations of bizarre coup plots and Kremlin-inspired subterfuge, the protests have prompted fears of a return to the violent turmoil that characterised Georgia’s transition from Soviet satellite to sovereign state in the early 1990s. But so far, at least, the demonstrations have... 

Number of 12 year olds arrested and imprisoned by Israeli forces on sharp incline this year

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The Global Movement for the Defense of Children’s Palestine Branch reports that Israeli imprisonment of Palestinian children is up. Over the past two months Israeli forces have increased campaigns against children. At the end of February 2009 the number of Palestinian children detained in Israeli prisons was up to 423. This is the highest number since the beginning of the Al Aqsa Intifada in 2000. It... 
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Tel Aviv man has 32 women and 89 children

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A Tel Aviv man in his late fifties is living with 32 women with whom he has fathered 89 children, an Israeli television station revealed last week. The women are subject to strict discipline, but say that they are all living with Goel Ratzon by their own accord. They are not allowed to communicate with men, be in physical contact with their biological family, eat meat, smoke, drink alcohol or... 
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