Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to release 55 yr-old Issam Akel from “life in prison” and allowed him to be deported to the US after being convicted of selling home to Jews.
A middle-aged Palestinian-American man sentenced to life in prison and forced labor by a Palestinian Authority (PA) court in Ramallah for his alleged involvement in the sale of land to Jews, was released on Tuesday, Israel’s Kan media first reported following pressure from Israel and finally from the United States, local media reported.
55-year-old Issam Akel former hospital clerk from East Jerusalem has been detained for several months after being arrested in October at a time when the Palestinian Authority (PA) decided to crack down on land sales to Jews. Continue Reading »
Palestinian court in Ramallah, run by autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, has sentenced an American citizen who also has an Israeli ID card, to life in prison and hard labor, for his real estate deal with Jews.
By Davd Rosenberg
An American citizen was sentenced to life in prison by a Palestinian Authority court Monday for involvement in the sale of Arab-owned real estate to Jews.
On Monday, the Grand Criminal Court in Ramallah sentenced Isaam Akel, an Arab American who also holds an Israeli identification card, to life imprisonment with hard labor, the PA’s WAFA media outlet reported.
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According to the report, Akel had been brought before the court on December 23rd after being indicted for the “sale of land to a foreign country”. Continue Reading »
Mahmoud Abbas’ security forces reported in a rare statement that they have arrested 44 Palestinians suspected of involvement in alleged real estate transactions of “transferring ownership over [Islamic] land to the occupation” and ‘urged’ others not to sell lands or homes in the West Bank and eastern side of Jerusalem to Jews.
Israeli lawmakers cry foul when a Palestinian man who was wanted by the PA for brokering a land transaction to Jewish buyers, a crime punishable by death, was executed in Jaljuliya, an Israeli-Arab town in central Israel near Kfar Saba.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A Palestinian Arab man that was shot to death in the city Jaljuliya on Friday was wanted by the Palestinian Authority for selling land to Jews.
Ahmad Salamah’s (pictured in Tweet below) suspicious death was noted by Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick, who alleged that the PA had killed him for his role in brokering land sales to Jews, a crime punishable by death. Continue Reading »
The U.S. envoy to Israel has demanded the immediate release of a 55 yr-old Palestinian man who also holds American citizenship, arrested over 2 months ago and still detained by Mahmoud Abbas’ security services for facilitating the sell of a property to a Jew.
US Ambassador David M. Friedman has demanded the immediate release of Isaam Akel, a Palestinian-American arrested by the Palestinian Authority security forces two months ago for engaging in a real estate transaction with Jews in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City.
“Akel’s incarceration is antithetical to the values of the US & to all who advocate the cause of peaceful coexistence,” said Friedman on Twitter. Continue Reading »
On Monday, Palestinian descendants of those who fled to Lebanon will mark 69 years of Apartheid, when 6 Arab armies couldn’t stop the creation of the State of Israel, leaving them to suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life by the hands of fellow Arabs.
By The Associated Press
Ahmad Dawoud recalls the day 10 years ago when a Lebanese soldier asked to search his taxi. Then 17, the Palestinian didn’t wait for the soldier to find the weapons hidden in the trunk.
He jumped from the car and fled into the nearby Palestinian refugee camp, where the Lebanese army has no authority. Continue Reading »
Jacques De Maio, who heads the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation to Israel and the PA, clears up inaccuracies expressed to the ICRC about Israel: ‘There are no IDF orders to shoot suspects to kill, as political officials have tried to convince us’. – De Maio also rejects claims of apartheid: ‘There isn’t a regime here that is based on the superiority of one race over another; there is no disenfranchisement of basic human rights based on so-called racial inferiority.’
By Sever Plocker
With an annual budget of about $2 billion and 16,000 staff, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the biggest humanitarian organization in the world. Continue Reading »
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York, “The report as it stands does not reflect the views of the secretary-general (Antonio Guterres),” adding that the report itself reflects the views of the authors, ESCWA, that’s comprised of 18 Arab states in Western Asia.
A UN agency published a report on Wednesday accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman likened the report, which was published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to Der Sturmer – a Nazi propaganda publication that was strongly anti-Semitic. Continue Reading »
In response to Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu’s public video stating Mahmoud Abbas’ demands for a Jew-free state to be ethnic cleansing, the Palestinian president equated Israel’s killing of armed terrorists, as ethnic cleansing.
By Elior Levy & Reuters
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed on Sunday night Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin’s Netanyahu’s online video that claimed that opposing the presence of Jews in the West Bank is support of ethnic cleansing. Abbas said, “The government of Israel is carrying out ethnic cleansing and deliberately killing—acts that have exposed it to international criticism all over the world.”
The president criticized Israeli policy, “We are not isolated, like the Israeli government is trying to present us.
With a possible meeting with Abbas in Russia, Israel’s PM Netanyahu appeals to the public, rejecting out of hand the absurd idea that the presence of Jews in Judea & Samaria is an obstacle to peace.
Elad Benari, Canada
The Palestinian Authority leadership’s demand that a Palestinian state be free of Jews is ethnic cleansing, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday, and the concept of ethnic cleansing for peace is absurd.
Netanyahu’s comments came in a video he released in Hebrew and English and which was also released in a version with Arabic subtitles.
“I’m sure many of you have heard the claim that Jewish communities in Judea Samaria, the West Bank, are an obstacle to peace. Continue Reading »
Anti-Israel activists operating under the banner of the “National Work Commission,” backed by the Palestinian Authority, are promoting throughout the Arab neighborhoods, a new push to stop Jewish acquisition of land or property in Jerusalem.
By Ari Soffer
A group of Muslim activists in Jerusalem, backed by the Palestinian Authority, have launched a new campaign to deter Muslims from selling property to Jews in the Israeli capital.
Activists operating under the banner of the “National Work Commission” declared the campaign last week at a public press conference, and have since been promoting it throughout Arab neighborhoods.
Their campaign, first reported by veteran Israeli-Arab journalist Khaled Abu-Toameh, has raised fears that the PA and other Arab terrorist groups may resume a policy of extrajudicial executions of Arabs accused of engaging in real estate transactions with Jews. Continue Reading »
With Talleen Abu Hanna, a 21 yr-old Catholic Arab from Nazareth winning the Jewish State’s first ‘Miss Trans Israel’ transgender beauty pageant, she will now go to Spain where she’ll represent Israel at the ‘Miss Trans Star International’ pageant in August.
By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country’s first transgender pageant.
Montage of Israeli Arab Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, winner of 1rst Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant
Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, from the northern city of Nazareth wore a white bridal dress as she was declared the first “Miss Trans Israel” on Friday at Habima, Israel’s national theater, in Tel Aviv. Continue Reading »
Israel made history once again when Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced Jamal Hakroush is to be promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner and is to set up new Arab branches of Israel Police.
By Raphael Poch
Israeli history is about to be made once again, and this time by Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud).
Deputy Inspector-General in Israel Police – Jamal Hakroush
Erdan intends to establish an executive administration that will be tasked with enforcing law within the Arab sector and to do that the executive will need to enlist Arab police officers into the Israeli police force. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Foreign Minister Liberman fires back, reminding South Africa that just days after attacking & killing foreign immigrants, calling Israel “apartheid regime”, is not only inaccurate, it’s hypocritical as well.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman slammed South Africa on Friday, after the country’s communist party labeled Israel an “apartheid state”.
The South African Communist Party’s (SACP) statement came after Israel refused to grant an entry visa to the party’s Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzmande, to visit Palestinian Authority-controlled territories.
In response, the SACP issued a strong statement condemning “the apartheid Israeli regime’s” decision not to grant the visa. Continue Reading »
Israel appoints a Christian Arab to supervise elections critical to the Jewish State.
By David Lazarus
For the first time in the country’s history, an Arab judge is chairing the Central Elections Committee presiding over today’s national elections.
Israeli Justice Salim Jubran – Source: Israel Today
Justice Salim Jubran (pictured) is a Christian Arab who grew up in the north of Israel. In 2004, he became the first Israeli Arab to be appointed a permanent seat on the Supreme Court.
Earlier this year, he was given the daunting task of overseeing all those hot-button, contentious and touchy election issues like who gets campaign funding, preventing voter fraud and determining what constitutes fair play in the rock’em sock’em world of Israel’s political propaganda wars.
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