Netanyahu pushes for referendum on “peace agreement”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to fast-track a bill that would put any future peace deal to a national referendum. A spokeswoman for the State Department confirmed that Palestinian and Israeli envoys will meet for formal negotiations, after two Palestinian spokesmen claimed that the planned talks were only a preliminary meeting. Spokeswoman Jen… Read More Netanyahu pushes for referendum on “peace agreement”

EU starts pushing Israel towards the Auschwitz lines

New decree restricts any Israeli entity beyond 1967 lines from EU funding, prizes, grants. Housing Minister Ariel: Decision reminiscent of Holocaust‬‬. The European Union has decreed that contracts between EU member states and Israel must include a clause stating that east Jerusalem and the West Bank are not part of the State of Israel and… Read More EU starts pushing Israel towards the Auschwitz lines

Orthodox Rabbi attacks religious Zionists

Naftali Bennett condemns remarks made by Rabbi Shalom Cohen questioning Jewishness of religious Zionists. Shas’s Council of Torah Sages member Rabbi Shalom Cohen in a sermon Saturday made degrading remarks against the religious Zionist sector by questioning their Jewishness and referring to them as “Amalek” – a biblical tribe hostile to the ancient Israelites. Cohen,… Read More Orthodox Rabbi attacks religious Zionists

Four more rockets into Southern Israel

A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck Sderot Monday morning as children returned to school after summer break. The previous day three rockets were fired at southern Israel, hitting two factories. The fundamentalist Salafi group Jamiat ul-Mujahedin Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the rockets fired on Sunday. The organization is affiliated with al-Qaeda and is… Read More Four more rockets into Southern Israel

No International outcry over Ariel university upgrade

Decision to make college in West Bank settlement into full-fledged university passes quietly despite protest warnings.   Tuesday’s decision to upgrade the status of the Ariel college to that of a university did not evoke international condemnation on Wednesday, even though some warned of a wave of protests because the school is located in a… Read More No International outcry over Ariel university upgrade