Report: Palestinians working for Israelis doubles for 2014

The 92,000 Palestinians who work for Israelis earn an average of NIS 198 per day, while Palestinian working under the Palestinian Authority, make NIS 91 per day, or 45% of those in Israel.

 

The number of Palestinians working for Israelis on either side of the Green Line doubled in the last four years and now make up 2.2 percent of all workers in the country, according to the Bank of Israel’s upcoming 2014 annual report.

Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in a settlement near Jerusalem – Photo: REUTERS

“The size of the Palestinian employment in the Israeli economy is expected to continue to grow in the foreseeable future,” the central bank said in an excerpt published on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

The Meaning Behind the Marble Image of Moses in Netanyahu’s Congressional Address

Pointing to a marble image on the wall Netanyahu said, “Moses gave us a message that has steeled our resolve for thousands of years. I leave you with his message today,” (now quoting in Hebrew), “Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them.”

By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency

 

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3 – including Harry S. Truman, Queen Esther, Robert Frost, and Elie Wiesel – he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses. Continue Reading »

Senator Graham: ‘Netanyahu’s speech was an excellent mix of logic & emotion’

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘Israel PM Netanyahu’s speech could not have come at a better time.
Congressman John Boehner, ‘The American people needed to hear it.’

By Boaz Bismuth & Israel Hayom Staff

 

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his address on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, numerous members of Congress were quick to praise the speech.

Liberman Interview: All options on table to stop a nuclear Iran

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WATCH: In J’lem Post interview, Avigdor Liberman talks about the Israeli elections, foreign policy, and Netanyahu’s speech in Congress.

 

Key decisions on countering Iran’s nuclear program must be made in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman declared on Wednesday.

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post Election Arena at the Herzliya Studios, Liberman praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday, but said “crucial decisions” needed to be taken by this government or the next.
“It was a very important speech in Washington, but what is more important is to take decisions in Jerusalem,” Liberman said. Continue Reading »

Congressman Hails PM’s Speech Proclaiming ‘Netanyahu Was Our Esther’

GOP Rep from Texas said PM Netanyahu’s warnings over the current deal with Iran may prove to be ‘invaluable’ in preventing a bad deal “for the world.”

By Yoni Kempinski

 

In his speech to Congress Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu invoked the Purim story to warn America of the threats posed by modern-day Persian tyrants in Iran.

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert - Arutz7 Screenshot

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert – Arutz7 Screenshot

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) said he felt the comparison was a fitting one – and that Netanyahu was in his view fulfilling the role of the Jewish Queen Esther in exposing the threat posed by Iran not just to the Jewish people, but to the entire world. Continue Reading »

Al-Arabiya Editor Suggests Obama Heed Netanyahu’s Counsel

In an unexpected op-ed posted by the editor-in-chief of a fiercely anti-Israel newspaper, Faisal Abbas admits ‘this time’ Netanyahu is right, and Iran must be dealt with.

By Ari Yashar

 

Al-Arabiya‘s English edition editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas wrote a surprising op-ed on Tuesday, calling on US President Barack Obama to listen to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after the latter addressed Congress on the dangers of an Iran nuclear deal being formulated.

Netanyahu – YouTube screenshot

Abbas, whose paper is openly anti-Israel and Saudi-owned, began by scornfully conceding “it is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does. However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran.”

The editor backed Netanyahu’s recent comment that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing creating a void being filled by “terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran,” in an op-ed following an article by a Saudi columnist similarly supporting Netanyahu’s appraisal.

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WATCH or Read: Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Entire Speech To US Congress

Transcript and video clip:  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received 24 standing ovations in his phenomenal 40 minute speech before the U.S. Congress on March 3, 2014.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu

 

I want to thank Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

PM Netanyahu Addresses US Congress on 3, March 2015 – YouTube screenshot

I also want to acknowledge Senator, Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Harry, it’s good to see you back on your feet.

I guess it’s true what they say; you can’t keep a good man down. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem court rules Jewish prayer on Temple Mount permissible

Yehudah Glick wins NIS 650K law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for 2 years from visiting the Temple Mount for previously uttering a Jewish prayer at the site.

 

Activists hailed what they labeled as an historic victory on Monday, after the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court issued a ruling ostensibly backing claims that Jews be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.

Mount of Olives

Dome of the Rock compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen from the Mount of Olives January 9. – Photo: EUROPEAN JEWISH ASSOCIATION

Activist Yehudah Glick had brought a law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for two years from visiting the site because of video evidence of him praying there. Continue Reading »

Watch: Complete address of National Security adviser Rice at AIPAC

National security adviser Rice at AIPAC says US-Israel ties transcend relations between ‘individual leaders & political parties’ but goes on to say, ‘bad deal better than no deal.’

By Itzhak Benhorin

 

(WASHINGTON) – President Barack Obama’s national security adviser said a bad nuclear deal with Iran is worse than no deal at all and seemed to level criticism at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying “sound bites won’t stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, strong diplomacy backed by pressure can.”

National Security Adviser Susan Rice – Photo: AFP

Her remarks came ahead of a speech to Congress on Tuesday by Netanyahu, who is expected to argue against US President Barack Obama’s Iran strategy in a joint session of the US Congress which has brought tensions between the two leaders to record high. Continue Reading »

Saudi Columnist Supports Netanyahu, Condemns Obama’s “Foolish Behavior”

Top Saudi government-controlled paper says Israeli PM Netanyahu’s speech will serve Gulf interests “much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.”

By Hillel Fendel

 

A look at Saudi Arabia’s news media shows that the Persian Gulf monarchy stands squarely behind Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts Tuesday in Congress.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman – Reuters

In an article in Monday’s edition of the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah (no relation to the Qatar-based television network), columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj comes out strongly against U.S. President Barack Obama. “I believe that Netanyahu’s conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf,” he writes, “much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.”

The article was translated and disseminated to Western media by MEMRI, the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute.

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Meretz campaigning to legalize cannabis proclaiming, ‘A million people are not criminals’

To prevent disastrous result on March 17 elections, Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg convenes cadre of experts on medical marijuana, hoping to strengthen her faction’s base.

By Roei Eisenberg

 

With a low turnout, illustrating the electoral danger that Meretz faces in the upcoming election, the perennial underdog convened Sunday a cadre of experts on medical marijuana to strengthen its base and prevent a disastrous result on March 17 that would leave the left-wing short of its most vocal champions.

Zandberg at Meretz cannabis legalization conference. – Photo: Roei Eisenberg

The activists who gathered at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv did not show a hint of the potential defeat in the elections, and responded with full conviction when confronted with the possibility. Continue Reading »

Hamas: Int’l Siege of Gaza Won’t Deter Production of Rockets to Attack Israel Again

Completely ignoring the rehabilitation of the strip and the suffering of the Gazans, Hamas has focused on rebuilding missile arsenal and it’s tunnels construction despite the int’l siege.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A senior Hamas terrorist said Monday his Islamist group which controls Gaza is rebuilding its heavily depleted rocket arsenal to prepare for a new terror war against Israel.

Hamas terrorists with rockets (file)

“Any regional or international attempt to lay siege to Hamas or its armed wing is bound to fail,” said Marwan Eissa, a commander of Hamas’s “military branch,” the Al-Qassam Brigades, reports AFP.

Hamas is “not looking for confrontation” with Israel, he said, as quoted by Hamas-run news agency Al-Ray. “But we are making sure our forces are reinforced in case of a confrontation.

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Kerry Tells UN Human Rights Council They’re Obsessed With “Unbalanced Focus” on Israel

“We will oppose any group within the UN system (attempting) to regularly and arbitrarily de-legitimize Israel,” the top US diplomat warns the council in Geneva.

By i24news

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday slammed the  for what he called its “unbalanced focus” on Israel and said he would defend the latter against allegations of abuses.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015 – Photo: Marc Sellem/Pool/AFP

Speaking to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also enjoined the group to probe human rights abuses in eastern portions of Ukraine by pro-Russian rebels as well as in North Korea. Continue Reading »

Egyptian gov’t sanctions army to strike Gaza if needed

Although highly unlikely to happen, the government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of a military response into Gaza, following the Egyptian Supreme Court’s decision Saturday to list Hamas a terrorist organization.

Book: Mossad deciphering hidden al-Qaida, ISIS messages, encoded in Reddit, eBay & porn

Author Gordon Thomas claims that Israeli cyber warriors were tracking online encrypted messages, and “once the Mossad uncovers a specific plan abroad, it alerts the relevant intelligence agencies who act on the information & thwart the plot.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Mossad has used specially trained cyber warfare agents to crack coded messages sent by terrorists to their operatives through popular web sites like Reddit and eBay, according to a revised edition of a book about the Israeli spy agency.

Cyber hackers – Illustrative Photo: REUTERS

According to excerpts of the latest edition of Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad, author Gordon Thomas claims that Israeli cyber warriors were tracking message boards online in search of specially encrypted messages from the likes of al-Qaida and Islamic State. Continue Reading »