Saturday, December 5, 2020


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Israel Moves Forward with Plans to Build More Than 2,300 West Bank Settlements

The Israeli Defense Ministry is moving forward with the construction of more than 2,300 settlements in the West Bank, the Times of Israel reported...

IfNotNow and AIPAC

It’s amazing to me that the Jewish community is making all the same mistakes with IfNotNow that it made 30 years ago with Peace...

Knesset passes historic bill to legalize settlements on Palestinian land

The Israeli parliament passed a bill that would retroactively legalize some West Bank settlements built on private Palestinian land. Knesset lawmakers voted 60-52 in favor of the measure...

Rabin’s granddaughter, ex-military and gov’t officials call for Israeli referendum on territories

The granddaughter of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin joined a group of former Israeli military and government officials in launching a campaign demanding a referendum on the future of the West Bank and Gaza.

No comparison between Israeli NGO bill and US law

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is trying to sell the argument that her pending “NGO transparency” bill is no different than a U.S. law called the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA

Peace Now: Israel has plans for over 55,500 West Bank housing units

Israel’s Ministry of Housing is working on plans for more than 55,500 units in West Bank settlements, according to a new Peace Now report.

Why I continue to support peace

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to office — in the wake of a campaign where he firmly rejected a two-state solution — and peace efforts in the Israel as well as the Palestinian struggle in shambles, why do I still support efforts to reach a two-state solution?

U.S. Jewish groups opposing Israel’s ‘Jewish state’ law worry about consequences

It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

Letters to the editor: Yom Kippur, Eid, Peace Now and Jews against evil

I found Simone Wilson’s article about the overlapping of Yom Kippur and the Muslim feast of Eid ul-Adha heart-warming and hopeful (“A Rare and Peaceful ‘Eid Kippur’ in Israel,” Oct. 10).

Jerusalem neighborhoods are irreversible

The \"gotcha\" approach has become a staple in the impassioned world of Israeli politics.

How liberal critics failed Israel

If you listen to some prominent liberal critics of Israel, you’d think that liberalism in Israel is in a deep coma.

The crusader of Israel-Palestinian peace

Last Monday night after dinner, after the dishes were cleared, I sat in my dining room with Mark Rosenblum and asked him the question I’d long been meaning to ask: Why don’t you just give up?

U.S. ‘concerned’ about Israeli plans to build in settlements

The United States raised concerns with Israel over its approval of 147 new West Bank settler homes and its decision to advance plans for 949 other units.

Israel to authorize four West Bank settler outposts

Israel plans to declare legal four unauthorized West Bank settler outposts, a court document showed on Thursday, days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region to try to restart peace talks.

Israel OKs housing units for West Bank settlement

Israel\'s Defense Ministry approved the construction of 90 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

New outposts built in West Bank

Two new settler outposts have been erected in the West Bank, with the approval of municipal authorities, Peace Now says.

Migron evacuation: A look back and a look ahead

The evacuation of all 50 Jewish families in Israel’s Migron outpost was completed on Sunday evening without major incident. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the successful and peaceful evacuation—but vowed that his government would continue to strengthen Jewish communities in the West Bank.

Peace Now leader Hagit Ofran’s home threatened in graffiti attack

The home of Peace Now Settlement Watch director Hagit Ofran was vandalized with threatening graffiti.

Peace Now’s Jerusalem office is vandalized

The fence outside the Jerusalem offices of Peace Now was spray-painted with threatening graffiti.

Suspect arrested in Peace Now bomb threat

Jerusalem police arrested a suspect in the vandalism and bomb threat at the city\'s offices of Peace Now.

Peace Now activist’s home vandalized again

Threatening graffiti was spray painted on the home of a Peace Now activist, one day after the group\'s offices were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Bomb threat made at Peace Now offices

The Jerusalem offices of Peace Now were threatened.

Peace Now: Israel planning new East Jerusalem settlement

Israel plans to build more than 2,600 housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, an anti-settlement group said on Friday, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks.

Israeli leftist’s home vandalized in apparent ‘price tag’ attack

The home of a left-wing Israeli activist in Jerusalem was vandalized with spray-painted slogans referring to the demolition of homes in a West Bank outpost.

Not Every Day is Purim

A colloquial Hebrew expression says, “not every day is Purim.” It can loosely be translated as “you can’t fool all the people all the time.” But when it comes to Israel, there are those in our US Jewish community who not only choose to live in a delusional virtual reality, but insist on dragging others into their la-la land. It is bad for Israel and bad for America. Take the case of Rep. Anthony Weiner, the Democrat from New York, who in a televised debate recently insisted that there was no Israeli occupation in the West Bank and no Israeli military presence there. This was not a satirical show or a Purim spiel. The man was serious.

Ben Gurion Airport blocking political websites

Ben Gurion International Airport\'s wireless service reportedly is blocking travelers from selected left- and right-wing political websites. Websites blocked at the Israeli airport include Breaking the Silence, Peace Now and the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, Haaretz reported Thursday.

Can war bring peace?

I\'ve never met a right-wing Jew who doesn\'t want peace. The divisive question is always: How do we get there? By being forceful and hard-nosed, or flexible and understanding?

Why don’t U.S. groups condemn Jewish terrorists in Israel?

The leaflet calls for the deaths of Israelis who belong to Peace Now and offers a quarter of a million dollars for the killing of each and every one. And threats against Peace Now are proliferating. Three weeks after the Sternhell bombing, police were investigating graffiti found in Tel Aviv threatening the life of Yariv Oppenheimer, Peace Now\'s director general.

Latest news

Bahrain: Goods from Israeli Settlements Will Be Designated “Made In Israel”

The Bahraini Commerce and Tourism Minister announced that all goods imported from Israeli settlements in the West Bank will be labeled as “Made In Israel.”

Bari Weiss, Rose Ritch Discuss College Anti-Semitism on Webinar

Author Bari Weiss moderated a Zoom webinar discussion with three Jewish students about anti-Semitism on college campuses on December 3. The webinar, which was part...

6 Prominent Holocaust Survivors Have Died in Europe Over the Past Month

Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives to educating others against hatred have died in Europe over the past month.

Jewish Man Says Company Fired Him After Refusing to Write BLM Press Release

A Jewish man has alleged that a company fired him because he refused to draft a Black Lives Matter (BLM) press release due to...

New Iranian Law Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment — If Biden Doesn’t Reenter Deal

Iran’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday aimed at pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal almost as soon as he assumes office.