PA condemns Israel for wide-scale arrest of Hamas and Islamic Jihad members

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST— The Palestinian unity government on Sunday condemned Israel for arresting more than 100 Hamas and Islamic Jihad members in the West Bank in response to the Thursday kidnapping of three Israeli youths. The government also condemned Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip in response to the firing of rockets…

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Blast heard as security forces surround Hebron house in search of Israeli teens

By REUTERS— Gunfire and a blast were heard as Israeli troops searching Hebron for three Israeli teenagers abducted by terrorist surrounded a house on Sunday, witnesses said. Witnesses also reported that IDF forces fired a rocket at the house. Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that three Palestinians were injured in the incident after the IDF…

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Peace? When Palestinians accept Jews as neighbors

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— ISRAEL’S RESPONSE to the renewed partnership between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas was admirably, and literally, constructive: It advanced plans to build 1,500 housing units in so-called Jewish “settlements” — i.e., burgeoning Jerusalem neighborhoods and several nearby West Bank communities. The Israeli housing minister, Uri Ariel, described the decision as…

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Aussie Aussie Aussie!

By STAN GOODENOUGH, JERUSALEM WATCHMEN— Everyone is wondering what has come over the leadership in the Land Down Under. Me too, though unlike many observers I’m just thrilled. The Australian government, under the Liberal Party leadership of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his deputy, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, has begun parting ways with the international…

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Making murder respectable

By MICHAEL FREUND— Barely a week has passed since the Palestinian unity government was sworn in, and the international community has wasted little time in conferring legitimacy on this nascent terrorist regime. Tossing aside any pretense of morality, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations all embraced the new Palestinian administration, despite…

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Police attempt to arrest ten year old Israeli for worship on the Temple Mount

By BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS—- A ten-year-old minor was almost arrested Tuesday morning (Jun. 3) by Israeli police after prostrating himself on the Temple Mount, and by doing so “breaking the rules” laid down by the police for Jewish worshipers on the Mount. The boy’s mother shared with Tazpit News Agency the events that transpired. The…

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