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Tough Talk but Little Action From Lieberman as Israel’s Defense Minister

JERUSALEM — Israel has been challenged by land, sea and air in recent weeks, as security officials have braced for a wave of violence around the Jewish High Holy Days and the anniversary of the outbreak of Palestinianstabbing, shooting and automobile attacks that began a year ago. A deadly drive-by shooting in Jerusalem, a spate of stabbings in the West ...

The Feigned Democracy of Israel’s Education Minister

Naftali Bennett’s intervention in the deliberation around his recent statement about “giving our lives” for the settlements occurred Friday on Twitter. “To all those asking: To give one’s life = to make great effort toward a goal,” he tweeted, and ended his clarification by wishing all a peaceful Shabbat. It was an almost peaceful Shabbat, because even afterward, the debate ...

The Cities of Israel Are Not Safe

headquarters in Jerusalem, in which a woman and a policeman were killed and six people wounded, is a murderous, despicable act that must be unequivocally condemned. But the reactions of those responsible for public safety in Israel – Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich – were ridiculous and demonstrate a denial of reality. Erdan repeated his ...

Jerusalem shooting: Two killed by Palestinian gunman

BY KALAHAN DENG An Israeli pedestrian and a policeman have died after a Palestinian gunman opened fire from his car in an attack in East Jerusalem, Israeli police say. Six other people were wounded in the attack that began at Ammunition Hill. The gunman fired at a tram stop, then drove off. He stopped after a police pursuit and opened ...

ISIS Missile Hits Southern Israel

Palestinian terrorists affiliated with ISIS fired a rocket into southern Israel on Wednesday. The projectile landed on a residential street in the oft-targeted town of Sderot, causing damage but no injuries. The attack was claimed by Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis, a Palestinian group that acts as the local Gaza branch of ISIS. The group’s statement was issued in both Arabic ...

Israeli military court gives four Palestinians life sentences

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Four Palestinians were given life sentences in an Israeli military court on Wednesday after gunning down an Israeli couple in front of their children in the West Bank last year. According to the military the four were members of the Islamic militant group Hamas and shot dead Eitam and Naama ...

Israel Allows Building Supplies to Enter Gaza Again

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The Israeli military authorities on Monday allowed building supplies to start flowing into Gaza again, lifting a suspension that had blocked work for more than a month on thousands of houses destroyed in the 2014 summer war. Israel had suspended deliveries on April 4 after accusing Emad al-Baz, an official in Gaza’s economic ministry, of diverting ...

TOP HEZBOLLAH COMMANDER KILLED IN SYRIA

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Lebanese group Hezbollah has confirmed that their top commander known as Mustafa Badreddine died as a result of alertly shelling fired by Jihadists in Syria. At the same time, Hezbollah leaders are accusing Israel as being involved in the killing of their high commander. They say that they will response to this assassination at the ...

Osama bin Laden’s son posts audio message online

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil 23-year-old Hamza, son of Osama bin Ladin has urged jihadists in Syria to unite, claiming that the fight in the divided country paves the way to “liberating Palestine.” “The Islamic umma (nation) should focus on jihad in Al-Sham (Syria)… and united the ranks of mujahedeen there,” said the son of ...

Israeli Security Guard Stabbed in Suspected Palestinian Attack

An Israeli security guard was “very seriously” wounded overnight in a suspected Palestinian attack in a West Bank settlement, police said on Friday. Police called to a shopping centre in the Maaleh Adumim settlement found “a 47-year-old man, a guard at the mall, lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds on his body,” a police statement said. “It appears ...