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Lessons from 5776, Optimism for 5777

Israel discovered some important secrets in 5776, but some serious challenges face her in 5777.

Obama: Israel Recognizes It Cannot Settle Palestinian Land

US Pres. Obama told the UN General Assembly Israel knows its citizens should be expelled from anywhere the Palestinian Authority wants to build a state.

Netanyahu Responds to UN Special Envoy’s Statement on the “Illegality” of Settlements

Netanyahu said, "The UN envoy to the Middle East’s remarks to the Security Council distort history and international law and drive peace even further away."

Jewish Settlements are Legal

Rostow, co-author of the November 22, 1967 UN Security Council Resolution 242, resolved that under international law: “Jews have the same right to settle in the West Bank as they have in Haifa.”

European Union Unhappy With Israel Over Gilo Housing Project

The European Union is again castigating Israel over a simple city housing project.

The American Jewish Community has Already Embraced BDS Against “Settlements”

People who find BDS terrible, effectively engage in BDS themselves by avoiding visiting the incredible, and very Zionist, accomplishments of Ariel and Ariel University.

Survey: Majority of Israeli Jews Favor Keeping Judea and Samaria, Israeli Arabs Favor Keeping...

Among the Arabs 69% said that if a referendum were to be held today, they would vote in favor of leaving the territories while retaining the large settlement blocs.

UPDATE: Gaza Qassam Rocket Badly Damages Sderot Kindergarten

A kindergarten building in Sderot is badly damaged in a Gaza rocket attack on the Sabbath.

State Department Q&A on Israeli Supplemental Aid to Communities Suffering from Arab Terrorism [video]

Question: "So securing – adding security to settlements is the same as settlement activity?"

Government Approves $18.6 Million Transfer to Settlements

"Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria have been experiencing unique security realities on a daily basis because of their geographic location and the quality of life in the area."

Russians Support Keeping Some Settlements Intact in Peace Negotiations

Signaling the Russians' intense interest in remaining involved in the process, TASS on Friday ran five different stories involving Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and the peace agreement.

Tovia Singer Show – Turning To The EU For Fresh Material [audio]

Tovia can always count on the European Union to provide fresh comedic material for his show.

Kulanu’s Leftwing Trend Continues: Housing Minister Supports Settlements Freeze

Kulanu's vagaries in the coming weeks should be viewed in the context of a party on its way to extinction attempting to soar once more by flapping its arms with great vigor.

In Wake of Arab Terror Spree, UN Chief Castigates…Israel but Israel Responds

'12 UN resolutions against terror, not one condemning terror against Israel," Amb. Danon charged the UN with hypocrisy.

Knesset Passes Law Making Judea and Samaria Division Part of WZO

The bill will enshrine into law the WZO Settlement Division’s role in funding and developing rural Jewish communities in the Golan, Binyamin and Judea Hills, Jordan Valley, Hebron Hills and the Galilee and the Negev, subject, however, to the government’s approval.

Ban Ki-moon Winds Down UN Post by Bashing Israel as Reason for Intifada

The chief of the UN said at its annual anti-Israel Conference on Jerusalem, "The anger we are witnessing is bred from nearly five decades of Israeli occupation."

Netanyahu Source: ‘Kerry Is Replaced Soon, Let him Say What He Wants’

"Everyone is busy with a countdown to the election of a different US president."

Austrian Minister Refuses to Meet Israeli Official in Eastern Jerusalem

Israel's Science Minister said the scheduled meeting "will take place in eastern Jerusalem or nowhere. The Austrian chose "nowhere."

Greece to Ignore EU’s Anti-Israel Labeling Rules

Greece joins Hungary in deciding to ignore the EU order to label goods made in post-1967 areas where Israelis live.

UPDATE: German Store Sells ‘Made in Israeli’ Goods from Settlements

The large Galeria Kaufhof chain denied a previous report that it took "settlement" goods off its shelves and insists, "We don’t get involved in politics."

IDF to Bar PA Arab Motorists from Gush Etzion Roads

The IDF is introducing new measures in light of the wave of Arab terror in Gush Etzion.

Netanyahu to U.S.: Green Light for ‘Settlers’ in Return for ‘Good Will’ [video]

Netanyahu, for the first time, wants something concrete from Obama before offering more "good will" to the Palestinian Authority.

Labor MK: Netanyahu Sold Out Settlements to the EU Long Before Product labeling

Shaffir called out the Netanyahu government for hypocrisy in its settlement policy.

European Jewish Leader Exposes EU Hypocrisy

"In many other disputes the EU actually supports or profits from an internationally designated occupation."

Palestinian Authority: It’s Really About Israel’s Existence, Stupid

In a blunt statement on its semi-official Internet site, the Palestinian Authority admits it really wants to push Israelis out of Israel. Completely.

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