Situated in the south of Jerusalem, the project benefits from one of the city’s most prestigious and desirable locales, nestled in a particularly attractive area between the Talpiot neighborhood and the green groves of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel.
Posted on: October 13th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Israel On Alert For Hizbullah Attack Israel is on heightened alert for possible attacks by the Iranian-backed Hizbullah organization in Lebanon, according to a senior Israeli defense official speaking to this column. The official said the Jewish state is concerned Hizbullah might try to spark a conflict to deflect attention from an international tribunal […]
Posted on: October 6th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
State Dept. Appointee Tied To Radicals A recent State Department appointee is wife of the founder of a radical organization whose leaders include communists, a socialist party founder, and a leader of the 1960′s anti-American Weatherman terrorist organization. Barbara Shailor, appointed by the State Department as special representative for international labor affairs in May, also […]
Posted on: October 6th, 2010News & Views → Global
JERUSALEM - Following reports of an unprecedented U.S. offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the settlement building freeze, some political analysts are wondering why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not grabbed the deal with both hands.
Posted on: September 28th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
PA Behind Temple Mount Attacks Riots near the Temple Mount that left at least 10 Israelis wounded last week were instigated and partially directed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a senior Israeli security official speaking to this column. The security official said elements of the Israeli government asked the PA to cease its involvement in instigating […]
Posted on: September 28th, 2010News & Views
JERUSALEM - The construction freeze in Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria ended at midnight Sunday, but construction is resuming slowly, due to the Sukkot holiday
Posted on: September 21st, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Is The Building Freeze Really Over? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. he will implement a de facto freeze on Jewish construction in the West Bank and some eastern Jerusalem communities, according to sources in the Israeli government and Palestinian Authority. PA officials, meanwhile, told this column they received a U.S. pledge that […]
Posted on: September 15th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Pakistan Minister Wants Obama To Assume Leadership Of Muslim World A newspaper in Pakistan quoted one of its country’s ministers as stating he wants President Obama to offer Muslim prayers at Ground Zero and become the “Caliph,” or ruler, of the Islamic nation. “The coming Eid would expectedly be observed on 9/11; this is […]
Posted on: September 7th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Surprising Proposal Would Have Jews Living In Future Palestinian State Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secretly proposed a new plan whereby Jews living in the West Bank would remain in their communities after the territory becomes part of a Palestinian state, this column has learned. Officials in both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have confirmed […]
Posted on: September 7th, 2010News & Views → Global
JERUSALEM - A pre-Rosh Hashanah New Wave poll commissioned by Israel's Channel 10 TV News found that Israelis are not only skeptical about the renewed peace process, they are demanding that Prime Minister Netanyahu renew settlement construction throughout Judea and Samaria when the building freeze comes to an end later this month.
Posted on: September 1st, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Did Obama Use Material From Controversial Imam’s Book? Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial Islamic leader behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque, has claimed President Obama’s historic address to Muslim world was “all taken” from Rauf’s book. “If you examine this chapter you will find that the [Obama] speech in Cairo was all taken […]
Posted on: September 1st, 2010News & Views → Global
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to propose a phased withdrawal from large portions of Judea and Samaria as well as a series of "quality of life" initiatives designed to improve the lives of Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza.
Posted on: August 25th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
While Israel is hoping for a peaceful resolution to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Jewish state is also preparing for “a time of war,” declared a Knesset member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party. “We are prepared for all risks,” said Likud Knesset Member Danny Danon. “And I think our enemies should […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2010News & Views → Global
A standing-room-only crowd of mourners paid tearful tribute Monday night to Yoseph Robinson, the beloved liquor store employee gunned down last Thursday as he tried to protect his girlfriend from a masked gunman.
Posted on: August 18th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Days after President Obama came out in support of a plan to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero, the controversial project has received yet another high-profile endorsement – this one from the chief of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “We have to build the mosque as you are allowed […]
Posted on: August 18th, 2010News & Views → Global
JERUSALEM - If the United States doesn't attack Iran's nuclear facilities within the next eight months or so, Israel probably will.
Posted on: August 11th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Will the Justice Department prosecute associates of President Obama who are organizing flotillas and marches in support of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip? That question is being asked by pundits as several of Obama’s associates are participating in efforts to end Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza – a blockade that is legal according to […]
Posted on: August 11th, 2010News & Views → Global
The United States plans to sell F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, but made clear to an anxious Israel that it won't include long-range weapons systems.
Posted on: August 4th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
The working assumption in the Israel Defense Forces is that allies of the Hizbullah terrorist organization started this week’s northern border clashes with Israel, resulting in the death of Lt. Col. Dov Harari. At least three Lebanese soldiers and a Lebanese journalist were also killed. Sources in the IDF told this column they fear […]
Posted on: August 4th, 2010News & Views → Global
JERUSALEM - In one of the more curious twists in Israeli politics, prominent right-wing political figures in Israel have begun pushing for a one-state solution with Israelis and Palestinians as equal citizens with full voting rights.
Posted on: July 28th, 2010News & Views → News Briefs
Israeli Mossad chief Meir Dagan paid a secret visit to Saudi Arabia in recent weeks to discuss the threat of Iran, according to informed Arab security sources. The security sources did not disclose specifics of the discussions except to say the topic was Iran, which is accused of building a nascent nuclear program. […]
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