Though schools remained closed, security officials authorized the return to roads, trains and offices following a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israeli authorities reopened roads and reinstated train service in southern Israel on Tuesday, as a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad seemed to hold following two days of rocket attacks and Israeli reprisals. Train service between Ashkelon and Sderot s
The Israeli Embassy in Spain condemned on Tuesday a display at a recent parade in the town of Campo de Criptana for “banalizing the Holocaust.” For the performance, some members of the Asociacion Cultural El Chaparral de Las Mesas’ carnival troupe portrayed marching Nazi soldiers, while others dressed up as Jewish concentration camp inmates, who danced to contemporary disco music while waving Israeli flags. While the troupe said the show — titled “Holocausto” — was meant to h
Belgium’s prime minister and the European Union’s executive branch led the chorus of condemnation of Sunday’s annual carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst — which once again featured brazenly antisemitic caricatures — hinting that legal action could yet be taken against the carnival organizers for violating European and national laws against hate speech and incitement. After 2019’s carnival showcased puppets of crudely-stereotyped Orthodox Jews sitting on bags of money to int
Meanwhile, there are other Arabs in the region who are more fortunate than the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip: the Arab citizens of Israel. These citizens are lucky that they do not live under the rule of the corrupt and incompetent leaders of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. These Arab citizens are fortunate because they live in Israel. Here is more unwelcome good news regarding the Arab citizens of Israel: The Israeli government announced in 2018 that in t
Palestinians, in short, are saying that they refuse to accept funding by any party that does not accept their conditions and demands. It is as if someone applies for a loan from a bank but demands that the bank accept his or her demands, and not the other way around. Usually, those who offer the money have the right to set the conditions. For the Palestinians, it seems, the opposite is true. They seem to believe that they are the ones entitled to set conditions to those who a
After multiple delays over legal, due process and methodological concerns, which do not seem to have been addressed, on Wednesday the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published its “database of all business enterprises” that it claims contribute to “human-rights concerns.” This U.N. blacklist, ordered by the U.N. Human Rights Council, is meant to bolster BDS campaigns, singling out Israel. This singular treatment of Israel in this exercise, as wit
Echoing a similar event two years ago, swastikas were found painted on Columbia University property on Friday. According to The Columbia Spectator, the swastikas were discovered on the 16th floor of the university’s East Campus, the same place the nametags of two Chinese students were burned last month. The vandalism recalls an eerily similar event from November 2018, in which swastikas and the antisemitic curse “Yid” were painted on the office of a Jewish Columbia professor.
QUESTION: Why is Israel the only country condemned for doing the same thing other countries are forced to do in the interest of national security?? No country should be condemned for protecting its people against terrorism!!
Egypt is doing the same thing Israel has had to do as it takes necessary measures to insure the safety of its citizens by beginning construction of a new border wall along the Gaza Strip.
The construction began in late January as Egypt began a series
Just one more example of why there is no peace between Israel and the Palestinians: The grand mufti of the Palestinian Authority has decreed that any Palestinian who cooperates with US President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East is "betraying Allah," and that they "deserve to be cursed by Allah, his angels and all people." Just to be clear: The Palestinian rejection of Trump's peace plan has nothing to do with Trump or the particulars of the plan. The Arabs have r
Faisal al-Qassem’s Arabic tweet garners critical responses, but huge majority responding to poll on his Twitter feed then seem to agree; IDF spokesmen and Netanyahu hail him A firebrand Arab television host called Israel the most successful project of the 20th and 21st centuries in an Arabic tweet on Saturday, stirring up intense debate about the Jewish state on social media. “For most Arabs, if they want to curse you, they will describe you as a ‘Zionist,’ even though they k