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Why a British Fight Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Matters to the Rest of Us

The Intercept - ‎9 hours ago‎
When the debate is unpacked, however, it becomes clear that what's at stake is something much broader: whether critics of Israel, who question its government's policies or its right to exist as a Jewish state, are engaged in a form of coded anti-Semitism.
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Why would Israel reject the largest US aid offer in history?

PRI - ‎8 hours ago‎
Their latest disagreement: the terms of a US military aid package for Israel. Israel wants more than a proposed $40 billion over 10 years - even though it's reportedly the largest aid package the US has ever offered another country.
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Why some Palestinians aren't optimistic about Israel's decision to ease residency restrictions

Al-Monitor - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Palestinian woman holds up her Israeli blue ID card in front of Israeli policemen as Palestinians line up in order to cross from the West Bank city of Ramallah to Jerusalem, Oct. 5, 2007.
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Brent Council leader apologises for post calling Israel 'a terrorist state like ISIS'

Jewish News - ‎18 hours ago‎
The leader of Brent Council has apologised for sharing a Facebook post which compared Israel with Islamic State. Labour politician Muhammed Butt shared a clip which appears to show a Palestinian girl in a skirmish with an Israeli soldier, which at the ...

Readers's Opinion: Do not conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

Herald Scotland - ‎6 hours ago‎
I believe that following their treatment at the hands of others it is right that the State of Israel was created and that it remains as a place for the Jewish people to live and decide their own future.

Obama and Congress Hurtle Toward Showdown Over Israel Missile Defense

U.S. News & World Report - ‎13 hours ago‎
Congress and the Barack Obama administration are once again on a collision course over missile defense aid for Israel as lawmakers begin to mark up their Defense bills for the next fiscal year.
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IDF soldier who shot subdued Palestinian driven by 'twisted ideology'

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎12 hours ago‎
The army's 17-page report also noted that the incident, which was filmed by a volunteer with the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem, “severely hurts the IDF and Israel's image.” Azaria was granted temporary release from his on-base detention to ...

Easter in Egypt resurrects debate over travel to Israel

Al-Monitor - ‎9 hours ago‎
Copts who decide to travel to Jerusalem to visit the holy sites are often accused of "normalization with Israel" and of violating the orders of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, which opposes their travel to Jerusalem.
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Nigel Farage accuses Labour of using anti-Israel sentiment 'to get all the Muslim votes in this country'

The Courier - ‎18 hours ago‎
Labour is using anti-Israel sentiment to “get all the Muslim votes in this country”, Nigel Farage has claimed. The Ukip leader said Bradford was now divided by “sectarian” politics similar to those that “plagued” Northern Ireland.
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Refugees in Israel dream of freedom this Passover

Al-Monitor - ‎10 hours ago‎
With Passover approaching, Israeli volunteers held a symbolic Passover seder outside the Holot refugee detention center. At the gathering, during which the story of the Jews' exodus from Egypt was told, one of the refugees asked if he could take a ...
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Rushing to Iraq, old tensions stymie new deal for Israel, and disciplinary moves for Afghanistan hospital bombing

Washington Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
OLD TENSIONS STYMIE NEW DEAL FOR ISRAEL The United States and Israel haven't been able to finalize a 10-year deal on U.S.

Exclusive: Israeli envoy slams Austria's hosting of Palestinian hijacker terrorist

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Austrian government and organizations that enabled a Palestinian terrorist to hold an April talk in Vienna faced a firestorm of criticism from Israel's ambassador and the local Jewish community. “Allowing a convicted terrorist to present her ...

Brent Council leader shared Facebook post calling Israel 'a terrorist state like ISIS'

Brent and Kilburn Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Cllr Muhammed Butt shared a clip on his page which claimed “Israel is a terrorist state like ISIS.” The 49-year-old, who is the councillor for the Tokyngton ward, is also the lead member for equalities at London Council, a cross-party organisation that ...

Letters: Is it possible to criticise Israeli policies without being anti-Semitic?

The Independent - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Whilst I wholeheartedly believe that comments/posts attributed to Naz Shah were foolish and distasteful, I do worry that we are inching inexorably to a point where any criticism of Israel, however measured, or valid will be held up to be anti-Semitic ...
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Israel bulldozes scores of EU-built Palestinian homes in bitter dispute over control of West Bank

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Mahmoud Kaabeneh has two talismans that he hopes will help protect his home from Israel's bulldozers. Hanging inside the one-room house the 37-year-old Bedouin Palestinian shares with his wife and four children is a framed verse by a Tunisian poet.
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What We Can Learn From Israel's Involvement in an Azeri-Armenian Skirmish

Tablet Magazine - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It would appear unwise for Israel (or any country for that matter) to insert itself into additional intractable conflicts, so when Haaretz reported that a plane from Azerbaijan's defense ministry landed in Israel twice during four days of clashes in ...

Nigel Farage: 'Labour using anti-Israel sentiment to 'get Muslim votes''

Jewish News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Labour is using anti-Israel sentiment to “get all the Muslim votes in this country”, Nigel Farage has claimed. The Ukip leader said Bradford was now divided by “sectarian” politics similar to those that “plagued” Northern Ireland.
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The Fundamental Flaw in the Two-State Solution

Israel Today - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
UNESCO's anti-Israel bias is so severe that Jerusalem does not grant visas to representatives of this organization. This latest document is further evidence of why, as it "deeply regrets," "deeply deplores" and "strongly condemns" the "Occupying Power" ...
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What Young Turks Think About Israel

Haaretz - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
It's not the only surprising answer in the recently published Turkish study about changing perceptions of Israel among Turkey's younger generation.
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