To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Israel published plans to build nearly 300 Judea and Samaria apartments as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up a visit to the Middle East without an official framework agreement between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.
Kerry left Israel for the United States on Monday after pressing U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations for several days.
The framework agreement reportedly will deal with all core issues — borders, security, refugees, Jerusalem and mutual recognition, among others — and pull together the ideas that have been discussed in peace negotiations over the past five months.
On Sunday, building plans were published for 272 housing units in two Judea and Samaria settlements, Ofra and Karnei Shomron, The Associated Press reported, citing an Israeli defense official. The plans had been approved in October.
With the publishing of the plans, building could begin in the coming weeks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had asked Housing Minister Uri Ariel to delay announcement of the tenders for the construction of 1,400 housing units in the Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem until after Kerry’s visit, the Israeli media reported last week. Reports had said Netanyahu wanted to announce the tenders last month on the heels of the third Palestinian prisoner release.
On Monday, Netanyahu reportedly told Knesset members from his Likud party that he would oppose withdrawal from settlements such as Hebron and Beit El, which are not part of major settlement blocs but are “important to the Jewish people,” according to The Jerusalem Post, citing lawmakers at the faction meeting.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday advocated moving the border as part of a final peace settlement that would result in an exchange of population in the mostly Israeli-Arab area of Wadi Ara.
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A pre-Thanksgiving speech for Americans. Obama, are you listening?
Murderers have upgraded their weapons from rocks and firebombs to guns.
Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…
Maybe he thought those white hoods are prayer shawls although they are closer to being burkas.
As the expression goes, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.”
Hamas snipers fired from Gaza at an IDF routine patrol operating along the security fence early afternoon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was damaged. The IDF responded with an artillery shell aimed at the source of fire.
Jacob Richman found this amusing mistake in the store. Do we eat these “extra crispy” soap nuts, or wash the dishes with them?
For every terrorist cell Israel announces it has captured, there are many more kept under wraps.
On Monday evening, tTwo Arab MKs hurled epithets at MKs David Rotem and Feiglin from the podium. Here is Feiglin’s response.
Most significantly, both sides made progress until they talked about the status of Jerusalem.
If the Shin Bet had not stopped the terrorist cells in its tracks, they would have caused a mass catastrophe.
MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.
The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.
Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.
The documents, some of which were also found in a deserted apartment in Jerusalem, reportedly had belonged to a member of the prosecution team.
The Netherlands will not recognize Palestinian statehood right now because it would not help restart peace talks with Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said.
The task force will aim at keeping Americans from joining ISIS and other radical Muslim murder gangs.
Charley Levine, a top public relations professional in Israel and well known in Ango-Israeli circles, has died.
New York police have arrested a 23-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested for assaulting an Orthodox Jewish couple in Manhattan this summer. A police department spokesman confirmed to JTA that Mustafa Mashni was charged with assault, as first reported on the Jpupdates website. The victims, in their 20s, were walking on the Upper East Side at […]
A Canadian university professor was charged in Paris on Saturday in the deadly 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris that killed four and injured more than 40. The arraignment of Hassan Diab came hours after he arrived in Paris after being extradited from Canada following a six-year fight to prevent it. Canada’s Supreme Court last week […]
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