Dutch Officials Demonize Israelis

editor 22 November 2014

By Timon Dias.. The truth is that there has never been an Israeli genocide against Palestinians, and that Israel has done everything in its power apart from not going to war at all — that is, apart from surrendering — to spare innocent lives, including the lives of people trying to destroy it. Israel simply became a safe haven for a persecuted religious minority who sought statehood after having concluded that no state could guarantee their safety except for a Jewish state. Read more »


Turkey’s “Foreign” Citizens

editor 22 November 2014

By Bural Bekdil.. For most Islamists, there is no difference between the words “Israel,” “the Israeli government,” “Jew” or “Turkish Jew:” they are all the same, and are all regarded with hostility. In 2008, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s official news agency, Wafa, reported that Israel had released poison-resistant rats to drive Arab residents of Jerusalem out of their homes. Scientists are still trying to understand how rats are trained to distinguish between Muslim, Christian and Jewish residents of a city. Read more »


EU says it has no plans for sanctions on Israel

editor 21 November 2014

By Adrian Croft.. (Reuters) – The European Union has no intention of imposing sanctions on Israel if it takes steps to block a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the EU’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday November 17, 2014. European diplomats have said the EU is looking at new ways to press Israel to halt its building of settlements on land the Palestinians want for a state, as frustration over the construction program reaches a new high. Read more »


ECI condemns the massacre in Jerusalem – and calls upon the EU to review its funding to the PA

editor 21 November 2014

By European Coalition for Israel (ECI).. Brussels, 19th November 2014– As the European Coalition for Israel is preparing for its 11th Annual Policy Conference in Brussels, which will address the volatile situation in the Middle East, it has issued a statement condemning the massacre of the four Jewish rabbis who were brutally murdered in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, Nobember 18, 2014, while they were praying in their local synagogue. Read more »


Blood libel

editor 20 November 2014

By Nadav Shragai.. The “Al-Aqsa is in danger” claim and the false stories of plans to allow Jewish worship on the Temple Mount are propelling the recent violence • Those telling this tale weave anti-Semitism, incitement, and threats of bloodshed into this false narrative. The wheels of justice grind slowly, at times too slowly. Read more »


PM Netanyahu’s Statement to the Media

editor 20 November 2014

By PM Benjamin Netanyahu.. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (November 18, 2014) at his Jerusalem office, issued the following statement to the media:

“We are in the midst of a terrorist assault focused on Jerusalem. Today, during morning prayers, as they were wrapped in prayer shawls and tefillin, four rabbis were slaughtered, four innocent and pure Jews – Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Kalman Ze’ev Levine and Rabbi Moshe Twersky. May their memories be blessed. Read more »


Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels

editor 20 November 2014

By Mahmoud Mourad.. CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will double to one kilometre (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. Read more »


Israel sees sharp rise in tourists from Arab states

editor 20 November 2014

By Itamar Eichner.. More than 250,000 Muslim and Arab visitors from countries which have no diplomatic relations with Israel have arrived in the Jewish state since 2009. The warming relations between Israel and the moderate Muslim world on the backdrop of the crisis with Iran and the global jihad threat can be felt in the tourism industry as well. The past six years have seen a dramatic rise in the number of tourists arriving in Israel from Islamic and Arab states which have no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state. Read more »


“I will turn to Israel again”

editor 20 November 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. “Soon the fullness of the Gentiles will be retained and I will turn to Israel again, to my Jewish people. They will be grafted on their own olive tree and my promise to Abraham will be gloriously fulfilled.”

This is the prophetic message that Lance Lambert recently has expressed in Jerusalem and that was made public by the Netherlands-based ‘Israel Platform’ in her Israel Newsletter. Read more »


Remembering the Rabbis In Memory of: Aryeh Kopinsky, Avraham Goldberg, Kalman Levine, & Moshe Twersky. May G-d comfort their families who mourn in Zion

editor 19 November 2014

By Sondra Oster Baras.. I was watching the morning talk show this morning (November 18, 2014) when all of a sudden there was a news update – terrorists had burst into a synagogue in Jerusalem and people had been killed.  As the details came in, we learned that two terrorists, armed with guns, axes and butcher knives, attacked men during their prayers.  They were in the middle of the silent prayer, immersed in silent and serious communication with the G-d of Israel, not paying attention to what was around them, until the noise and the mayhem interfered. Read more »

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