2014 News

December 30, 2014 Taking America's Pulse On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The percentage supporting a one-state solution increased from 24 percent last year to 34 percent this year.

December 14, 2014 Boycott RE/MAX protests flood the US during Week of Action

Several of RE/MAX's Israeli franchises sell property in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, including the French Hill, Armon HaNatziv, and Pisgat Ze'ev.

December 4, 2014 So what exactly does the Quran say about blasphemy and apostasy?

Quite frankly, blasphemy and apostasy laws are themselves blasphemous to the teachings of the Qur'an. Not in the traditional sense, but because they violate the very instructions the scripture gives regarding freedom of belief.

December 4, 2014 European Countries Draft U.N. Resolution on Israel Palestine

EU Nations draft U.S. resolution on Israel-Palestine and Israel is not happy with it

December 2, 2014 French MPs recognise Palestine as state

France's lower house of parliament votes 339 to 151 in favour of symbolic motion to recognise statehood of Palestine.

December 2, 2014 Netanyahu Fires Ministers and Calls for Elections

The divide between Mr. Netanyahu and the centrist parties in the government widened after the breakdown of American-brokered peace negotiations with the Palestinians in the spring.

December 2, 2014 'If Jesus were to come this year, Bethlehem would be closed'

A strip of illegal Jewish settlements built on what was northern Bethlehem threatens to cut the city off from its historic twin, Jerusalem and Push out the remaining Christians.

November 25, 2014 Video Analysis of Fatal West Bank Shooting Said to Implicate Israeli Officer

One day after Israel charged an officer with manslaughter in the shooting of a Palestinian teenager, the boy's father and an Israeli architect who helped reconstruct the killing argued that the officer should be indicted on a murder charge instead.

November 24, 2014 Jerusalem has many reasons for unrest, not just Al-Aqsa

A religious war? This explanation for the clashes and attacks in the capital ignores the facts that make Palestinian life there unbearable.

November 24, 2014 Former Mossad chief: For the first time, I fear for the future of Zionism

I am truly concerned about the future of the Zionist project. I am concerned about the critical mass of the threats against us on the one hand, and the government's blindness and political and strategic paralysis on the other.

November 23, 2014 Why Palestinians should demand to be ruled by Israeli law

Current reality demands that Palestinians delay demanding their national rights in favor of protecting their human rights - by supporting right-wing settler legislation to apply Israeli law to all the West Bank

November 21, 2014 Jerusalem Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders Visit Har Nof Synagogue
Religious Leaders of Jerusalem: Christians, Muslims, Druze, visited the synagogue, which was the target of a vicious attack the day before.
November 20, 2014 If we had a real leader

Netanyahu deflects criticism of his tactical approach to leading by constantly sowing fear through the continual emphasis of the threats, real and perceived, that he articulates so well in his dramatic oral presentations.

November 18, 2014 Attackers kill 5 at Jerusalem synagogue, including 3 Americans

Many Palestinians were deeply angered by Israel's decision last month to suspend access to the Al-Aqsa mosque.

November 16, 2014 The One-State Reality-Israel’s conservative President speaks up for civility, and pays a price.

The new President of Israel, is ardently opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. He is instead a proponent of Greater Israel, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea with equal rights for Palestinians.

November 6, 2014 'Netanyahu was repeatedly warned of dangers in Jerusalem

Source who took part in sensitive forums says intelligence branches have voiced caution time and again. And yet Netanyahu's government showed total complacency in this regard.

October 31, 2014 Minority Life in Israel

Israel is increasingly becoming a project of ethno-religious purity and exclusion.

October 23, 2014 U.S. Muslims & Christians Form Coalition to Protect Christians & Promote Coexistence in Middle East

Leaders of major Muslim and Christian organizations, religious leaders and activists met in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, to form a specific plan of action for the protection of Christians and religious minorities.

October 15, 2014 Israel risks apartheid-like struggle

Israel's prime minister issued a rare warning yesterday that his nation risked being compared to apartheid-era South Africa if it failed to agree an independent state for the Palestinians.

October 15, 2014 Israel losing support in UK

Britain warned that Israel is losing support in the UK. Also, former Conservative minister described the situation in one Palestinian city as "apartheid".

October 4, 2014 Israel Block New Palestinian City, Rawabi

The prime minister apparently is not so enthusiastic about [Rawabi]," said Beilin. "He isn't against it enough to torpedo it, but he is not fighting for its success.

October 3, 2014 Sweden to recognize Palestinian state

Sweden's new prime minister said Friday that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials.

October 2, 2014 BOOK: The Middle East Crisis Can Be Solved

A MUST READ: This is the most objective about book Israel-Palestine that has been written in decades. Written by Christian Pastor, it lays out the conflict in a way that is easy to understand by anyone. More important, the book introduces a solution based on American History.

October 1, 2014 ISIS is the Antithesis of Hajj, the Holy Pilgrimage

This year, hajj will take place against the ugly backdrop of a group that has come to represent the antithesis of what the pilgrimage signifies

September 26, 2014 Palestinian President addresses UN General Assembly--Full Trascript

Full transcript of Abbas speech at UN General Assembly

September 20, 2014 Palestinian Christians: an Identity Theft in Western Society

Israel is a Jewish state, so like our Muslim neighbors; we suffer on a daily basis from this ideology of exclusivity. As Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories, we wait in line and share the same humiliations at the checkpoints

September 10, 2014 Replacing the peace process with a civil rights struggle

A civil rights struggle opens the door for Arab-Jewish cooperation on both sides of the Green Line, and leaves aside the questions of statehood and historical narratives that people love to debate. Instead, it focuses on the lives of real people under occupation

September 9, 2014 How the Israel lobby is courting US Latinos

A 2011 survey conducted by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding found that almost half of American Latinos feel US foreign policy is too supportive of Israel.

September 5, 2014 The Middle East Crisis Can be Solved

This book will challenge your perceptions! If you are a Christian of any stripe. If you are a Muslim, Atheist, a Historian, no matter who you are you will be challenged guaranteed.

September 1, 2014 By working with the Syrian Government, we can defeat ISIS.
August 24, 2014 Muslim Scholars Rule: Extremists no ‘Islamic State’

Muslim Scholars urge media to STOP using "Islamic State" and instead use "Al-Qaeda Separatists in Iraq and Syria."

August 16, 2014 Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic.

Mr. Zanoli, 91, whose father died in a Nazi camp, went to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague and returned a medal he received honoring him for saving Jews during the Holocaust.

August 13, 2014 White House Now Scrutinizing Israeli Requests for Ammunition

White House was caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval.

August 4, 2014 You've heard all about Hamas' charter. How about the charter of Israel's ruling party, Likud?

According to Likud, the Palestinians are to remain stateless people with no future inside the borders of modern Israel

August 1, 2014 The One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep

A one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is upon us. It will happen, sooner rather than later, as the states on Israel's borders disintegrate and other regional players annex whatever they can. As that happens, Israeli sovereignty in Palestine is becoming inevitable.

July 31, 2014 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness

Turn off the TV, calm down and stop trying to convert people to your religion.

July 31, 2014 UN: Israel, Hamas Guilty of War Crimes

Hundreds of civilian structures have been damaged and destroyed in the Palestinian enclave. The U.N.'s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, says homes, hospitals, U.N. schools, and life-sustaining infrastructure, such as the power station, water and sewage services in Gaza are protected under international law.

July 30, 2014 Israel launched a deadly attack on a UN school

Israel launched a deadly attack on a UN school housing refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings that civilians were sheltering there, the UN has said.

July 30, 2014 End the Gaza Blockade to Achieve Peace

We could take steps to allow for the safe flow of goods and services into Gaza and the export of goods and services to neighboring countries. We could advocate for Gazans to have freedom of movement.

July 21, 2014 Christians Outraged at Killing of Innocent Civilians in Gaza

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers beseech all who will listen to take a stand against the needless death and suffering of defenseless and innocent civilians in Gaza.

July 21, 2014 A Game Changer: Palestinian sympathy charges into American mainstream media

From Rihanna on Twitter to Jon Stewart and The Onion: Pro-Palestinian perspectives punch back at the establishment warhawks where it hurts: in the media.

July 18, 2014 The Israeli Army Enters Gaza. Pope's Message to The Local Catholic Community

"I spoke with the families of the parish," "everyone told me that they did not slept a wink all night because of the bombing. The houses were shaking, the children were crying".

July 16, 2014 80% of Deaths in Israels bombing of Gaza are civilians �" According to UN

Almost 80 percent of those killed as a result of the Israeli bombing of Gaza are civilians, the United Nations said in a report.

June 9, 2014 American Arabs among those who fought during World War II

More than 15,000 Americans of Arab heritage fought during World War II to defend the United States against the Japanese and their German Nazi and Italian Fascist "Axis" powers.

May 27, 2014 Christian Palestinians under attack by Israel and its apologists

The activism amongst Christian Palestinians and the growth in solidarity amongst Western churches - and a picture emerges that is extremely worrying for Israel and its lobbyists.

May 21, 2014 The Free Muslims Coalition condemns the sentencing to death of a Sudanese woman for apostasy

The decision to sentence the woman to death by hanging for "apostasy" is barbaric and the government of Sudan must be held accountable for its actions.

May 1, 2014 "Can The Palestinians Continue... Without A Captain, Without A Horizon?"

"Where is the Palestinian ship sailing, and where will it find a haven? Where do the Palestinians stand now? What future awaits them so long as they are mired in a complex struggle with the occupation and a deep internal schism?

April 30, 2014 Kerry Apartheid controversy shows limits on debate over Israel

John Kerry has offered us a reminder that in American politics, the debate about our closest ally in the Middle East has all the candor and thoughtfulness of a cabinet meeting in North Korea.

April 8, 2014 A Jewish response to Israeli checkpoints

The Israeli army restricts Palestinians' freedom of movement for the sake of security. How can we strike a balance between serving one people's freedom at the cost of another's?

March 31, 2014 Palestinians, worried that peace talks will fail, plan for ‘day after’

Worried that U.S.-brokered peace talks might collapse in coming days, Palestinians are weighing their options, which they say range from urging international boycotts against Israel.

March 30, 2014 Israels discrimination against Arab travelers keeps it out of visa waiver

Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said.

March 26, 2014 Kairos Palestine to Raise Awareness on Jerusalem, Marking the Easter

Kairos Palestine is preparing an Easter Alert, in order to encourage churches, parishes, lay-persons and clergy all around the world to remember this season that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

March 23, 2014 'Colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing': UN blasts Israel

The UN Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine accused Israeli authorities of conducting colonialist policies that constitute forms of apartheid and ethnic cleansing

February 25, 2014 Israeli bill distinguishes Christians from 1948 Palestinians

Arab members of the Knesset unanimously condemned the bill as a "racist" act and a "divide-and-conquer" tactic. "Colonialists try to separate groups of natives. The prime example of this is South Africa,"

February 12, 2014 Israels Habayit Hayehudi Calls for One-State of Israel-Palestine

We should grant Palestinians citizenship, equality, invest in their infrastructure and [give them] voting rights.

February 11, 2014 'Give the Palestinians full voting rights' says Habayit Hayehudi MK

MK Zvulun Kalfa says Palestinians should become full citizens of Israel as part of a one-state solution.

February 9, 2014 Villages east of Ramallah plea to reopen road to the city

Though the Palestinian towns of Beitin and Deir Debwan are located only a few kilometers east of Ramallah, it takes the villagers one hour to reach the city instead of 10 minutes

February 9, 2014 Israel is rattled by the campaign to isolate their country

ONCE derided as the scheming of crackpots, the campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel, widely known as BDS, is turning mainstream.

February 3, 2014 Who won the Israeli-Palestinian Super Bowl ad showdown?

Israel appears divided on how best to respond to the growing boycott campaign. Israel's Intelligence Ministry, reportedly advocates a heavily funded public-relations counteroffensive. But Israel's Foreign Ministry believes such a campaign could actually play into the hands of boycott advocates by raising their profile.

February 1, 2014 changing for Israeli American ties

The CEO of the First International Bank of Israel informed the prime minister that the largest investment fund in Holland had announced that it will not invest in Israel because of its treatment of the Palestinians.