Category Archives: The Arab Israeli Conflict

Israel kills ‘Islamic terrorists’ on the Golan Heights

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32479263 A spokesman from Israel said the targets were planning and preparing for an attack on Israeli military personnel. Israel reacted with a ‘decisive response’. Shortly afterwards, there were claims that Israel bombed missile batteries operated by Hezbollah.

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John Kerry Calls Off Meeting With Palestinian President

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called off a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah for last-minute talks on extending peace talks with Israel, a senior State Department official said. “We are no longer travelling tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Arab-Israeli Conflict Timelines

The following timelines outline events between the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the September 11, 2001 attacks:
http://www.mideastweb.org/timeline.htm
http://www.icsresources.org/content/factsheets/ArabIsraeliTimeline.pdf
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Perspectives on a One-State Solution

Two op-ed pieces, one in Haaretz and the other in the Washington Post, in support for a unitary Israel:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/one-state-for-palestinians-and-israelis/2012/03/01/gIQAzOZanR_story.html
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Israel via the CIA World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/is.html
Above is the CIA factbook database on Israel. In addition to information on the Government and infrastructure of the country, the Factbook outlines recent disputes and estimates o… Continue reading

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Poem sparks controversy in Israel

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/04/2012492439478197.html In the above article from Aljazeera, German author Gunter Grass is reported to have been barred from entry into Israel after his latest poem, “What Must Be Said” was published last week. In the poem, found here in translation through the Washington Post, Grass accuses Israel of hypocrisy over Iran’s nuclear program: “Yet why do …

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Israeli Supreme Court Orders Settlers to Leave Outpost

“Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday ordered a West Bank settlers’ outpost built on private Palestinian land to be dismantled by Aug. 1, rejecting a government compromise with the settlers that would have allowed them to stay put for another three years.” “Nearly a decade ago, Israel promised the United States that it would dismantle a …

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Israel releases Palestinian hunger striker

A Palestinian woman, who had been on hunger strike for 40 days was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday. Hana Shalabi, 30, was protesting the Israeli practice of “administrative detention” which “allows imprisonment based on secret informants or information.” Ms. Shanabi had previously been arrested and detained by Israeli authorities, but was released in …

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Netanyahu to meet with Obama to discuss Iranian nuclear threat

Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama this week to discuss the growing danger of Iranian nuclear capability. Israeli officials are worried that U.N. economic sanctions on Iran are not working, and have publicly announced the possibility of military intervention. Iran has warned that it will respond with a …

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A Palestinian Comedian comments on Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Dictator”

Ray Hanania, a Chicago-based comedian and radio host, discussed the antics of Sacha Baron Cohen in the leadup to the release of “The Dictator”. In Hanania’s opinion, Cohen has repeatedly  lampooned other racial stereotypes without taking aim at his own Jewish/Israeli heritage. http://english.pnn.ps/index.php/culture/995-sacha-baron-cohens-antics-good-or-bad Continue reading

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