The poll, conducted 11-13 September by An-Najah University in Nablus, makes a distinction between Palestinians in Gaza and those in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria]. When asked, do you support the rise of an armed intifada in the West Bank, 59 percent of Gazans said “yes.” Among West Bank Palestinians, those who said “yes” were 43.5 percent.
Failing to say how or in what manner this would happen, most analysts assumed the context was the United Nations. Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is seeking state recognition by negotiations with the United Nations in lieu of Israel. Responses from Israel came as swift reprimands. On Saturday evening, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, "Prime Minister Stefan Löfven must understand that no declaration and no measure by an external party can serve as a substitute for direct negotiations between the parties and a solution that will be part of an overall arrangement between Israel and the entire Arab world."
Conceived a half-century ago by its founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young, Bridges for Peace today is a leading international Christian organization that actively promotes and supports the Jewish state. Its explicit mission: "Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world."
Monday, 24 November 2014 | Like all professionals, Israel's Prime Minister probably has to-do lists. If he does, those lists are not published. Still, it is not difficult to extrapolate a few of the items on Benjamin Netanyahu's list of tasks this week. From Shabbat to Shabbat, here are six, one for each working day:
1. Warn the world about a nuclear Iran. Simultaneously, revisit unpleasant options to defend the Jewish Homeland.
The retiring head of Israel’s Northern Command, Major General Yair Golan, has warned that the threat of war from Israel's northern border is “many times greater” than Gaza. In an interview on Israel’s Army Radio, he said, “in case of war with the North, the threat will be significantly greater than what we have seen in the South.”
The source of the threat is Hezbollah—literally, “the Party of Allah”—a terrorist organization funded by Iran. Hezbollah is also a recognized political party in Lebanon, holding twelve seats in its Parliament and two in its Cabinet.
Thursday, 22 January, 2015 | Yesterday morning was just another day, another commute to school, work, play. Just before 7:30am, Bus 40 in bustling Tel Aviv was full. There were children with backpacks, workers in business dress, midweek shoppers headed for the store.
As in every bus in Israel, almost everyone was glancing down at smartphones, listening to music, or looking out of windows.
Thursday, 15 January, 2015 | In the aftermath of last week's anti-Semitic terror in a Parisian kosher grocery, something of a spotlight has been cast on the continental home of 20th century Nazism, Fascism and the Holocaust. Has the scourge of epidemic anti-Semitism returned to Europe?
The general consensus is that, whether an old strain or new, the prejudicial virus against Jews in Europe is serious. Britain, the European country that went to war with Nazi Germany and won, is commonly thought to be inoculated.
"Israel's fight is your fight," he said. It is a fight that is against "militant Islam," a movement that "spares no one. No creed, no faith, no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it is rapidly spreading in every part of the world."
That means, he argued, that not only Israel's hopes but also "the world's hopes for peace are in danger."
It is a danger that Netanyahu likened to cancer, appearing in one part of the body that, left unchecked, metastasizes to the rest.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Yesterday four Jewish victims of anti-Semitic terrorism in Paris were laid to rest. Murdered last Friday, 9 January, in a Parisian kosher grocery, three of the men were French, one Tunisian. None of the victims' families chose their loved one's place of legal residence for a final resting place. Instead, they all chose Israel. For its part, Israel welcomed the victims as sons coming home.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 | While leading a protest yesterday near Ramallah, Palestinian Authority (PA) Cabinet Member Ziab Abu Ein was confronted by IDF security forces. Following the confrontation, he collapsed and died. Participants in the protest claimed that Abu Ein inhaled tear gas and was struck in the chest by an IDF soldier using the butt of his rifle.