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Settlement growth facts shatter myths

Settlement growth facts shatter myths Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

On October 14, reporter Chaim Levenson from the left-leaning Israeli paper Ha'aretz - perhaps hoping to sow dissension in Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's razor-thin 61-seat coalition - wrote an article chiding Netanyahu for misleading right-wing coalition partners by "bragging" that the

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PA's decision to shun Israel has had bloody outcome

PA's decision to shun Israel has had bloody outcome Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

What should be done about the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations since Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to walk away from the talks last year, preferring instead to sign a unity deal with the terrorist group Hamas?  Should the parties go back to discussin

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Incitement and tensions in east Jerusalem

Incitement and tensions in east Jerusalem Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

Today’'s Update looks at the main causes of the recent escalation in tension and violence in east Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount where Israeli police have faced off against Palestinian stone throwers and reported finding pipe bombs. The stone throwing claimed the life last week of

Ultra-Orthodoxy joins the Jewish state

Ultra-Orthodoxy joins the Jewish state Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

"Zionism is more ruinous than all the false messiahs who arose in our nation," wrote a group of prominent rabbis in response to Theodore Herzl's manifesto "The Jewish State".  Nearly 120 years on, this theological rejection remains nominally intact, while in every other respect - politically,

How Dangerous is ISIS to Israel?

How Dangerous is ISIS to Israel? Categories: Egypt, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Middle East     Author: Efraim Inbar

ISIS has killed thousands of people since it declared an Islamic caliphate in June 2014, with the city of Raqqa as its de facto capital... In Israel, concern is increasing as ISIS nears Israeli borders. Yet, several analyses of the threat ISIS poses to Israel seem to be unnecessarily alarmist. ISIS

Hay in needle-stacks: A Hero in Hebron

Hay in needle-stacks: A Hero in Hebron Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ari Wenig

Coming across something rare is often analogised as finding "a needle in a haystack". And yet, this simile reflects the Israeli-Palestinian divide far more aptly when reversed. Finding acts of pure humanity in and amongst this deeply polarised, and often manic conflict, tends to be like searching fo

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