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Irish Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestinian State

Irish Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestinian State

The Irish parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of Irish government recognition of a Palestinian state. The motion passed unopposed. The non-binding motion called on the Irish government to “officially recognize the State of Palestine, on the basis of the

Palestinian Poll: 80% Support Jerusalem Terror Attacks

Palestinian Poll: 80% Support Jerusalem Terror Attacks

According to a Palestinian opinion poll released Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of Palestinians are in favor of the recent round of terror attacks against Israeli civilians in and around Jerusalem. The Washington Post reports that the poll also showed a

Major Oil Pipeline Spill Hits Israeli Desert

Major Oil Pipeline Spill Hits Israeli Desert

In one of Israel’s worst environmental accidents, millions of liters of crude oil gushed from a pipeline leak into a desert nature reserve on Wednesday and Thursday, causing severe damage, reports the BBC. The spill damaged the Evrona nature reserve

UN General Assembly: Israel Must Renounce Nuclear Arms

UN General Assembly: Israel Must Renounce Nuclear Arms

In a lopsided 161-5 vote, the UN General Assembly on Tuesday approved an anti-Israel resolution backed by Arab nations. The resolution calls on Israel to not only subject its nuclear facilities to international oversight, but also to renounce possession of

Hamas: Unity Government with Fatah Is over

Hamas: Unity Government with Fatah Is over

Leaders of Hamas, the Palestinian terror group in control of Gaza, announced Sunday that the unity government it had established with Fatah last spring is now over, reports The Jerusalem Post. Fatah is the leading secular Palestinian political party in

Israel Foils Hamas Plans for Major Jerusalem Terror Attacks

Israel Foils Hamas Plans for Major Jerusalem Terror Attacks

Israel announced Thursday that it had discovered and prevented multiple plans by Islamist group Hamas to launch a series of terrorist attacks against Israelis in several locations, including Jerusalem’s largest soccer stadium, the city’s light rail, the West Bank, and

Mecca Plan for Luxury Malls, Palace Sparks Outrage

Mecca Plan for Luxury Malls, Palace Sparks Outrage

In Mecca, rapid new construction has already destroyed hundreds of historic monuments. Now, reports the Independent, even the site where Mohamed is said to have been born is about to be replaced by a huge royal palace. The multi-year, multi-billion

France Set to Vote on Palestinian State

France Set to Vote on Palestinian State

A French Socialist Party proposal to recognize Palestine as a state will be voted on in the French National Assembly on November 28, reports AFP. Because France’s president holds the ultimate prerogative to recognize states, the vote would be nonbinding.

Israel Slams UN for Silence on Terror Attacks

Israel Slams UN for Silence on Terror Attacks

On Monday, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor chastised the UN Security Council for its silence in the face of a number of recent terror attacks against Israel, and slammed EU countries for efforts to prematurely recognize a Palestinian

Poll: Israeli Perception of Obama Plummets

Poll: Israeli Perception of Obama Plummets

By better than a three to one margin, Israelis now consider U.S. President Barack Obama more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israel. According to a Smith Research/Jerusalem Post poll taken Wednesday night, only 16 percent of Israelis believe President Obama’s administration is more

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