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Israeli-Arab Pundit: Mosque Loudspeakers Disturb Muslims Just As Much As Jews

TEL AVIV – Following the Knesset’s initial approval of the “muezzin bill,” a piece of legislation prohibiting loud noise at places of worship, a Druze Israeli-Arab came out in support of the bill, saying that mosque muezzin speakers disturbs the Arab and Muslim public as well.

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Israel Believes Terror Arsonists Acted After Initial Wildfires

Amid signs that the wave of wildfires that have blighted Israel since Tuesday was being brought under control, Israeli security officials on Saturday night gave preliminary indications that weather was the prime cause of the initial blazes but that arsonists increasingly jumped on the bandwagon increasingly from Wednesday and into the weekend.

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Survey: Majority of Israeli Jews Favor Keeping Judea and Samaria

“Sometime after the Six Day War the settlement enterprise began to develop. In your opinion, from a perspective of 50 years later, has the settlement enterprise contributed to or damaged Israel’s national interest?” was one of the opening questions in a June survey comparing the attitudes of Israeli Jews and Arabs on the liberated territories.

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Jerusalem Arabs ‘Planned Islamic State-Inspired Attack’

JERUSALEM – Two Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem were charged on Monday with planning an attack on security forces in the city under the banner of the Islamic State. The Jerusalem State Attorney’s Office filed the indictment against Mu’asab Alian, 23, and Samir Abd Rabo, 38, who face charges including, conspiracy to aid an enemy in time of war, membership in a terrorist organization and contact with a foreign agent.

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UNICEF Israel Head Condemns Use of Child Terrorists

Arutz Sheva reports: The head of the Israeli Fund for UNICEF (The UN Children’s Fund) has condemned the culture of incitement which encourages children to carry out terrorist attacks, as “child abuse.” Jonny Cline, Executive Director of UNICEF’s Israeli Fund, made

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Israel Works to Combat Homegrown Islamic State Threat

USA Today writes: JALJULIA, Israel — Israeli authorities are increasing security measures in Arab communities as a growing number of Muslims are signing up to fight for the Islamic State across Israel’s northern border with Syria. The Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, estimates that 50

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Israel Approves Broad Economic Plan for Arab Minority

The Israeli government on Wednesday approved a plan worth several billion dollars to improve the economic situation of the Arab minority, officials said. Details on how the money will be spent were not immediately available. But a statement from Prime

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Full 17% of Israeli-Arabs support Islamic State

TEL AVIV – According to an expert on Arab opinion, 17% of Israeli-Arabs support ISIS, while 57% believe that the Islamic Movement represents them, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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Obama’s Chief of Staff Fires up J Street: Israel’s ‘Occupation Must End’

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonoough earned raucous cheers from the left-wing activists gathered at J Street’s fifth annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday when he attacked Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. “An occupation that has lasted almost 50 years must end,” he said. J Street was founded to disrupt the close U.S.-Israel alliance and to serve as an alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel group.

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