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October 31, 2014
Shootings Stoke Jewish-Arab Tensions in
Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly ambushed a
right-wing Israeli activist known for pushing for greater access for Jews at a
flashpoint religious site, the
Police say the suspected gunman shot and seriously wounded American-born Yehuda
Glick. He was attacked after leaving a conference at the
Police anti-terror units tracked the assailant to his home in a mixed
Jewish-Arab neighborhood of
The dead Palestinian was identified as Moatez Hejazi, 32,
an Islamic militant recently released
from prison. His neighbors accused
The shootings are further stoking Jewish-Muslim tensions in
Furthering tensions, the Swedish government officially recognized the
Palestinians seek statehood in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the blockaded
Gaza Strip, with
�Our decision comes at a critical time because over the last year we have seen how the peace talks have stalled, how decisions over new settlements on occupied Palestinian land have complicated a two-state solution and how violence has returned to Gaza,� Wallstrom said. "By making our decision we want to bring a new dynamic to the stalled peace process," she added.
"This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian
people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation," his spokesman
Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying. "We hold the Israeli government
responsible for this dangerous escalation in
Abbas' spokesman also claimed that closing the Mount for security reasons - not
repeated claims by Palestinian leaders that
Two weeks ago, Abbas called for Palestinian Arabs to stop Jews from ascending
Abbas' remarks were roundly condemned by Israeli officials as clear incitement
to violence, sparking new rounds of lawlessness in an already-tense situation in
Abbas' Fatah faction, held by some as a "moderate" alternative to Hamas, has
called for a "day of rage" on Friday through the official PA news source Wafa.
"Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid
the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied
In fact, Fatah's proclamation of terror targeted not only the capital but also terrorists "throughout the homeland and in countries which are home to refugees, to express the Palestinian people's opposition to any attack on the holy places and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Fatah also called for terrorism as a "response" to Jews visiting the
Abbas' group has lost no time in praising the Arab terrorist who tried to
In the Fatah post Thursday, the terrorist is shown imposed on the Temple Mount, with the text "Fatah announces the death of its heroic Martyr, 'the Martyr of Jerusalem' Mu'taz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi who carried out the assassination of Rabbi Yehuda Glick and who rose to Heaven on Thursday, August 30, 2014, after a gunfight with the forces of the Zionist occupation in Jerusalem."
In another Fatah post on Wednesday, also translated by PMW, Abbas' party wrote "celebrations throughout the Old City of Jerusalem - the attempted assassination of the extremist Zionist Yehuda Glick, who engineered the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and heads the council of the 'Temple Mount' Faithful, with three bullets as he was leaving a conference of the alleged 'Temple' [Mount] Faithful."
Joining in on the praise of the assassination attempt was Sultan Abu Al-Einen, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and Abbas' advisor on NGOs, who just last week praised the terrorist who murdered a three-month-old baby and 22-year-old woman in Jerusalem with his car as a "hero."
"With great honor and pride...Fatah's
Kerry: 'Chickenshit' Remark 'Disgraceful, Unacceptable, Damaging'
Secretary of State John Kerry distanced himself on Thursday from derisive
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg quoted an American official on Tuesday as
calling Netanyahu a "coward" on tackling
"We condemn anybody who uses language such as was used in this article," Kerry told an audience at the annual Washington Ideas Forum in his first comment on the issue. "It does not reflect the president, it does not reflect me, it is disgraceful, unacceptable, damaging." The expression "chickenshit" is used to mean a worthless coward. "I have never heard that word around me in the White House. I don't know who these anonymous people are who keep getting quoted, but they make life much more difficult," Kerry added.
With that Kerry becomes the most senior official in
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the remarks did not reflect the Obama administration's views and were counterproductive. "The prime minister and the president have forged an effective partnership, they consult closely and frequently and did so as recently as this month right here at the White House in the Oval Office," Earnest said.
"That close relationship does not mean that we paper over our differences. The
fact is, the
Earnest said no effort was being conducted to determine who made the controversial remarks to Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg. "I am not aware of who made those comments. ... I am not aware if the president knows who made those comments. I'd be surprised if he did."
Netanyahu himself addressed the reported name-calling directly during remarks at
the Knesset, saying his main focus was the security and unity of
Touting President Obama's support for
Ohio Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives, said,
"When the president discusses
Tel Aviv Named One of the World's Top Culinary Cities
The prestigious American food and lifestyle magazine rated Tel Aviv
"Outstanding" along with
"The market will be refurbished soon; the infrastructure will be widened, new stalls will be put up, and it will be even more fun to visit here," Mizrahi said. "Any Tel Aviv tour guide with any self-respect comes to the Carmel Market before anything else," he added.
Denizens of Tel Aviv were also unsurprised to hear their city's food lauded, but
some thought there was room for improvement. "There a huge selection of
delicious food of every kind in [this] city," said Liat Rotem, who lives near
Tel Aviv's new status as an international food paradise comes on the heels of the city being named one of the world's top start-up cities of the 21st century by Newsweek; the main Europe-area tech hub (The Wall Street Journal); the "capital of Mediterranean cool" (The New York Times); one of the world's 10 best party cities (Lonely Planet) and the best gay tourist destination in the world (Gaycities).
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The Weekly Portion of Tanach
YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE?
By Frances Bernay-Cohen
I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.
Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 29th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.
Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.
Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.
Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.
Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.
The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.
Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."
April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.
That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.
Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."
The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.
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