Three Arab women, students from northern Israel, are suing El Al and Arkia Israeli Airlines over what they claim was humiliating treatment during an airport security check. Arkia Israeli Airlines was responsible for the flights, while El Al Israel Airlines provides airport security overseas for all Israeli airlines.
Category: Regional News
A student at Hebrew University released a recording from a classroom lecture, in which Dr. Ofer Cassif compared new Israeli legislation to that of 1930s Nazi Germany. The Israeli Right is fighting back, but Cassif maintains, “I will not give in to the attempt to silence me.”
Newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been hailed by some as a “modernizer” in the benighted, monarchy-plagued region. Rumors swirl that he is among a significant faction of Saudi royals who support the creation of a nominal, Israeli-dominated “Palestinian state.”
Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights for years with the goal of maintaining a buffer zone of friendly forces to keep ISIS and forces aligned with Iran at bay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, creating a reality in which several armed groups and much of the civilian population in the area are reliant on Israeli aid.
American taxpayers give Israel $10 million per day, so it’s important to be well-informed about its spending habits. For example, Israel’s Interior Minister, Aryeh Deri, was indicted for graft, fraud, and breach of trust in 1993, but returned to politics and was again appointed Minister of the Interior in January 2016.
June 1 – June 7, 2017: Israeli soldiers killed a teenage Palestinian girl as well as a young father in Gaza. Israeli forces demolished five Palestinian coal production plants. Jewish settlers confiscated Palestinian land to create a new outpost.
An Israeli security guard shot and killed 28-year-old Mahmoud Mahmoud Salim Taha, at the police station in Kafr Qasim on Monday night. This is the latest of over 30 Palestinian citizens of Israel to be killed in violent episodes in 2017, and again the police shake off responsibility.
Israeli chief Sephardic rabbi Yitzhak Yosef preaches that non-Jews should be expelled from Israel, or serve essentially as slaves and servants. He also exhorted his followers that any Palestinian armed with any weapon is worth killing without hesitation. Rabbi Yosef is also a spiritual leader of one of Israel’s major political parties, Shas…
May 25 – May 31, 2017: A thousand Palestinians being held in Israeli jails ended their hunger strike after 40 days without food. Palestinians in Gaza only have a few hours of electricity and running water a day and are forced to buy bottled water to meet their daily needs.
Israeli historian Ilan Pappe documents in detail what Palestinian writers have previously described – even from its earliest days Israel was not a democracy. Even the socialist kibbutzim coveted Palestinian land…
May 18 – 24, 2017: Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children, injured and arrested dozens, including children, and punished Palestinian prisoners on their fifth week of hunger strike.
Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons suspended a 40-day mass hunger strike on Saturday following 20 hours of negotiations. A Committee of Palestinian Prisoners Affairs official said that 80 percent of the strike’s demands were met…
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Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and one Jordanian, injured and arrested dozens, including children, and refused to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers on their fourth week of hunger strike.
Stanford Delegation & Samia Khoury report on Israeli incarceration of Palestinians, hundreds on hunger strike
Over one in three Palestinian men have been imprisoned by Israel since 1967. They are sentenced by a court system run by the Israeli military. 99.74 percent of the cases heard in military court end in conviction…