UN Gaza war probe to also investigate Palestinian human rights violations

editor 27 March 2015

By Tovah Lazaroff.. Israel has refused to cooperate with the commission of inquiry, likening the probe to a kangaroo court. United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into the Gaza war will look beyond alleged Israeli human rights violations and also examine those supposedly committed by armed Palestinian groups. The commission of inquiry’s new chairwoman Mary McGowan Davis publicly clarified the matter on Monday (March 23, 2015).

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Diplomat: Obama Seeking ‘Revenge’ on Netanyahu

editor 27 March 2015

By Tova Dvorin.. The White House’s latest tirade against Israel is due to revenge over failed V15 campaign, to distract Americans from Iran, source says. US-Israel relations have been especially tense over the past several days, with US President Barack Obama giving a particularly cold reception to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s re-election last week. Read more »

 

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) website on-line

editor 26 March 2015

By EHRI.. A Human Network, A Digital Infrastructure.

Connecting Collections
On the 16th of November 2010 the project called EHRI, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, was launched in Brussels. This project is financed by the European Union and will take four years to complete. EHRI’s main objective is to support the Holocaust research community by opening up a portal that will give online access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust, and by encouraging collaborative research through the development of tools. To achieve this by March 2015, twenty organizations – research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and memorial sites – from thirteen countries work together in a consortium. On 26 March 2015, EHRI will present its results at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. Read more »

 

Jewish leaders testify to US Congress on rising anti-Semitism

editor 26 March 2015

By WJC.. In testimony before a key US Congressional committee on Tuesday (March 24, 2015), World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder warned that radical Islam was fueling the flames of a new anti-Semitism engulfing Europe, and criticized the United States for failing to lead the fight to extinguish the threat. Read more »

 

Lawrence Solomon: Western press hasn’t noticed Israel’s rapidly growing clout around the world

editor 26 March 2015

By Lawrence Solomon.. “Two years from now, Obama will be gone, to be remembered as the worst president in American memory”. Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s triumph in Israel’s election this week, so shocking and appalling to the Western press, is many other things, too. Read more »

 

Presidential candidate Cruz: ‘Imagine a president who stands unapologetically with Israel’

editor 26 March 2015

By Reuters.. In speaking to an audience at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia, Texas Senator Ted Cruz  received an extended applause for criticism directed at US President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israel. “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with Israel,” Cruz said. Read more »

 

EU Planning Sanctions on Israel for ‘Polarizing Jerusalem’

editor 25 March 2015

By Elad Benari.. Leaked EU report blames Israel’s “settlement activity” for the situation in Jerusalem, recommends sanctions. A new European Union (EU) report says that Jerusalem is at a “boiling point” and recommends sanctions against Israel over the “polarization” in the capital. The report, obtained by the British Guardian on Friday (March 20, 2015), says that Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of “polarization and violence” not seen since the end of the second intifada in 2005. Read more »

 

Ban Calls Netanyahu, Urges Him to Commit to ‘Two-State Solution’

editor 25 March 2015

By Ben Ariel.. UN Secretary-General calls PM Netanyahu, tells him the two-state solution is “the only way forward”. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday (March 20, 2015) called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and urged him to renew Israel’s commitment to a “two-statesolution” to the Middle East conflict. Read more »

 

Jeffrey Goldberg: Obama won’t spend political capital on Netanyahu

editor 25 March 2015

By Yitzhak Benhorin..In latest column, American journalist claims that question on table today is not whether the US is able to provide diplomatic cover for Israel at UN, but whether it is willing to do so. Washington – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to receive sharp criticism from the Obama administration on Friday (March 20, 2015) over his pre-election comments that opposed to a Palestinian state, with White House spokesman Josh Earnest saying that the prime minister “indicated a weakness in his commitment to a two-state solution.” Read more »

 

Jordan concerned over Iranian, Hezbollah fighters on its border

editor 24 March 2015

By Daniel Siryoti.. Thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops and Hezbollah fighters have begun deploying along Syrian-Jordanian border, Al-Hayat reports. Jordanian foreign minister warns Tehran the move could undermine regional stability and spark a military clash. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard along with Hezbollah operatives have recently begun deploying along the Syrian-Jordanian border, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Monday (March 16, 2015).

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