Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.
In October, US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla) froze $192 million in US funding for Palestinian projects as Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas prepared to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state in the United Nations. The bid for statehood, brought to the body in September, failed to gain international support.
Congress later released $45 million, then another $88.6 million, with limitations on where the money could be used.
On Wednesday, President Obama announced he would override Congress and release the rest of the funds without any limitations or restrictions on where the money could be used, calling the decision one which involved “national security interests of the United States.”
The United States gives approximately $500 million a year to the Palestinians, millions of dollars of which have been used to train armed forces.
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Tomer Sargon of Netivot heard that IDF soldiers haven’t been able to bath in days, for lack of water and showering facilities out in the field. So he took it upon himself to help, by driving down to the Gaza border with a truck filled with huge water containers, just so the soldiers could have […]
Hundreds of Arabs gathered near Kever Rachel Wednesday to attack IDF soldiers with stones and firebombs. Riots were also reported in Beit Omar, near Hebron.
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Hamas terrorists fired mortar rounds Wednesday at an IDF field hospital on the Israeli side of the Gaza border, according to a report on Israel Radio. The Israeli army set up the hospital last week to treat Palestinian victims of Hamas’ “human shields” policy, but the report indicated that the terror gang has prevented wounded […]
The Al-Wafa hospital located near Shajuayia in Gaza City was a Hamas military compound.
US extends ban on flights to Israel despite lack of such precaution in similar or worse situations.
Hamas terrorists took over Waffa hospital in Gaza and were using it as a terror base. The IDF communicated with the medical staff to ensure no patients or staff were inside before blowing it up.
Hamas lunched a new massive barrage or rockets and missiles at southern Israel and as far north as Kiryat Malachi, near the southern edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv, shortly after 6 p.m. (11 a.m. EDT) Wednesday. The Iron Dome shot down two rockets aimed at Kiryat Malachi, which has a large industrial area. Sirens also […]
Did El Al intentionally spike prices, or was the sudden jump in air fares the normal function of airline economics?
Military spokesman: We’ve been trying for years to deal with tunnels, with no success.
Chicago 18-year-old to enlist in IDF; New Jersey woman to marry IDF Paratrooper fiance
IDF soldiers are receiving care packages from citizens all over Israel.
Rubio: Civilian deaths in Gaza “100 percent” responsibility of Hamas
Last week an Islamist group rallied at Al Aqsa mosque, calling to erase ‘Jewish filth’ at the Temple Mount.
Palestinians are the only refugee group in the world with a relief organization dedicated to their issue. Other refugee populations have been resettled; why are Palestinians different?
Having a baby is hard work. But Israel really makes it worth all the effort – starting with one particular hospital in Jerusalem.
Israeli MKs from Likud and Labor plan to submit a bill allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Israel Police received more than 9 million ‘100′ calls (Israel’s ‘911′) in 2013; 18 percent came from Tel Aviv.
A Jewish carpenter is suing New York City’s Housing Authority after allegedly being threatened and insulted with anti-Semitic epithets.
This Rosh Hashana you can commit to be a hero, just like Fariba and Alexa Khorshad, Ariel and Adir Settenbrino and more! Read about the amazing volunteers of the Aleh Foundation.
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