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.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for a special "security consultation" this afternoon.
In this morning's related press release, Netanyahu blamed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas for today's slaughter of four Israelis worshiping in their synagogue in western Jerusalem near the nation's Holocaust museum and memorial, Yad Vashem.
"This is the direct result of the incitement being led by Hamas and Abu Mazen, incitement which the international community is irresponsibly ignoring.
At yesterday's (Nov. 16) weekly Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu gave his first public statement about last week's visit to Jordan. In that statement, he warned Palestinian Authority President Abbas about incitements to violence. Netanyahu also affirmed that Israel, at once, is a fully democratic and Jewish state. In response, a 32-year-old Jerusalem man was stabbed hours later, an attack that evoked a blessing by Hamas.
Monday, 20 October 2014 | Palestinian Authority President Abbas is on a tear against Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. In two days of related statements, he summoned Palestinians to “bar” Jewish visitors “by all means.” Likening Jewish pilgrims to a “herd of cattle,” he vowed prosecution in international courts to prevent future visits by Jews at the site. Meanwhile he remains silent about anti-Semitic graffiti discovered yesterday near the Dome of the Rock.
Last Friday in Ramallah President Abbas stood to speak at a conference. Only one day earlier, just before Islam’s holy day of the week began, Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal called on Palestinians to “defend” the Temple Mount’s Islamic mosque, Al Aqsa, from an “Israeli takeover.” He clarified, saying that “anyone who can carry a weapon in the region should go and defend it.” Israel responded by increasing its presence and restricting Islamic worshippers to the site. Only men age 50 and over were permitted. There was no restriction on Islamic women—or on non-Islamic visitors to the site.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Last night Prime Minister Netanyahu was the featured guest at a gala for foreign press in Israel. He used the opportunity to highlight what he regards as today's leading story and the way it should be told. With summary headings for that story, this is what he said.
Europe court's decision regarding Hamas is naive hypocrisy
“Ladies and gentlemen,
Friday, 21 November 2014 | In the wake of this week's terrorism slaughter of rabbis at prayer in their Jerusalem synagogue, Israelis are continuing everyday life. But tensions are high. Recent reports indicate that a record number of Israelis are buying guns. For their part, some Arabs here are said to be afraid of going to work for fear of coming under attack simply because of their ethnicity.
Recognizing a situation that could erupt into racial targeting by Jewish Israelis against their Arab counterparts, yesterday Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a firm statement renouncing any form of discrimination against Israel's Arab citizens.