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Who’s Being ‘Provocative’?

The US State Department labeled Israel provocative yesterday along with North Korea and Turkey. No word yet on the Palestinians.

The Founding of Modern Shiloh, 1978

The Walla news site uploaded a home-movie clip of the founding of the modern city of Shiloh, Judea and Samaria.

Olmert Flip Flops on E-1 Construction

Olmert now claims that Netanyahu's decision to move forward with construction in E-1 is 'beyond my comprehension,' but he himself supported building there in the past.

US Backtracks on Clinton Parameters

The E-1 area was always viewed by Israel and the U.S. as an area which would remain in Jewish hands.

First-Time Israeli Voters Going Right

This item in Hebrew from Israel's Channel 2/Mako informs us that: 49% of all first time voters define themselves as right-wing. 20% as center but right-leaning. 5% as...

A New Idea from the European Union

The EU has provided a new idea for Israel to come down harder on the internationalists that block our roads.

B’tselem Protects Terrorists

I am beginning to wonder in whose service is B'tselem.

Hamas Propaganda is Terror Art

With an enemy like this, with its warped logic, there is no common language.

A Pro-Israel Cartoon in the British Media?

An amazingly, pro-Israel cartoon in the London Times.

The Twitter War

The IDF's use of twitter has been called perhaps the most meaningful change in our consumption of war in over 20 years.

Killed for Complaining About Graffiti

In Los Angeles, gang members have begun targeting residents who complain about "tagging."

Ha’aretz’s Good News Poll

Can we trust Haaretz reporting on polls? After Eldar and Levy on those "apartheid" stories? Here's the latest, "For the right man, Israelis would make peace" which makes the claim that "The consensus is moving to the right, but that doesn't mean Israeli Jews won't support a deal with the PA if the right leader comes along, a new study shows."

Hankey, Hogarth and the ‘Arab People of Palestine’

"At the time of the Hogarth negotiations, the Arab people of Palestine were a backward, primitive sort of people without political consciousness." Those words were spoken at the meeting of the League of Nations Mandates Commission, Friday, June 16th, 1939, at 10.30 a.m. They are Lord Hankey's words. He was Secretary of the Imperial War Cabinet 1916-1918 and then Secretary to the Cabinet for the next nineteen years.

A Red-Faced Red Cross

In his op-ed in Ha'artez, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Israel disputes the Levy Report. He does not understand that we are Jews returning, not being transferred to Judea and Samaria.

PLO Official Suggests Confederation with Jordan

The official "said he supported the idea of a federation or confederation between the West Bank and Jordan." A confederation has been an Israeli suggestion for decades and now they are finally getting around to discussing it.

Daniella Weiss on The Honor of Israel

In a 5-page handwritten letter sent to then Agricultural Minister Ariel Sharon on 2 Kislev 5740, or November 22, 1979 by Daniella Weiss on stationery of the Kedumim-Elon Moreh group who were then battling a government decision, in the wake of the High Court of Justice decision that ordered them moved, Weiss demanded that Sharon resigned. She claimed that moving the site it would be a victory for the PLO, and that the legal status of the settlements in the territories should be changed before Israel transferred the oil fields in Sinai to Egypt, according to the peace agreement.

What Happened at Rachel’s Tomb?

A Pro-Palestinian website claimed Jews had "stormed" Rachel's Tomb. In reality they were actually just going on a pilgrimage to mark Rachel Imenu's passing.

Yesha Council Initiates Levy Report Campaign

At the Yesha Council Emergency Meeting dealing with the new campaign to pressure the government to authorize the Levy Report and/or make it a condition for a future coalition agreement with the parties that will form Netanyahu's next government:

Did You Know This About Mormonism?

"The Book of Mormon clearly states that Nephi built a temple modeled upon the temple of Solomon upon arriving in the Americas (2 Nephi 5:16). In addition, the Book of Mormon says that other temples were built in the Americas (see 3 Nephi 11:1 and Helaman 3:14)...the Israelites in the Americas were trying to faithfully follow the law of Moses."

The JTA Politically Editorializes My Letter on The Soviet Jewry Movement

Yisrael Medad's letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the true beginning of the movement for Soviet Jewry and what country the JTA said Medad resided in.

Turkey… Goes Turkey (Video)

In Turkey, the referee attacks the player. Seems in August, one soccer official decided enough was enough. During a low-league soccer match in Turkey between Altinorduspor (red) and Pazarspor (blue), a Pazarspor player was preparing to take a free kick when one of the linesman suddenly ran out onto the field and socked an Altinorduspor player right in the face.

Judea as ‘Cradle of Jewish Civilization’ in The Financial Times

A writer in the Financial Times said Judea and Samaria was the cradle of Jewish civilization, even as he lamented the slow death of the two-state solution.

Begin Told Meet the Press: Partition was Illegal

In 1948, Menachem Begin visit the U.S. and appeared on Meet the Press, telling its host that not only was partition illegal but so was severing today's Jordan from the Jewish National Home.

And Over at the UN… Diplomats Try to Keep Israel Front and Center

Despite more obviously pressing problems in Syria and elsewhere, U.S. and U.N. diplomats keep focusing on Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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