Ra’am Party leader and Israeli Knesset Member Mansour Abbas, has rejected the claim that the State of Israel was guilty of being apartheid, pointing out the obvious, that his Israeli-Arab party was a member of the current Israeli government.
As a multitude of NGOs routinely accuse Israel of an imagined ‘apartheid’, for decades they’ve strategically ignored the Palestinians in Lebanon, who still live in forced poverty and barred from obtaining many professions and citizenship.
By Ben-Dror Yemini
It isn’t very often that we get an opportunity to see the “Palestinian problem” from a different angle. There is a problem. It’s even a very serious problem. But it has nothing to do with Israel.
Yes, the Nakba happened. [Some] People were expelled. Around 700,000 Arab residents of Palestine became refugees. They weren’t alone. Tens of millions of people became refugees during the same years. Continue Reading »
A Palestinian prisoner who was accused of selling land to Jews died in a hospital run by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah.
A PA court had sentenced the man to ten years in prison for his involvement in real estate transactions “with the enemy,” PA police spokesman Luay Zreikat said. The prisoner, whose identity was not released, was arrested in 2012 by PA security forces on charges of involvement in the sale of land to Jews. Continue Reading »
The Fatah leadership expelled the mayor, is demanding his resignation as mayor, called on the Palestinian Authority to investigate all Palestinians who were seen celebrating with the Jews, and issued a statement strongly condemning their presence at the wedding, dubbing it ‘harmful to Palestinian national customs.’
The mayor of a Palestinian town in the West Bank is facing strong condemnations for inviting Jewish settlers to the wedding of his son.
The Palestinian ruling Fatah faction decided to expel the mayor from its ranks and has called on the Palestinian Authority security forces to launch an investigation against the Palestinians who were seen celebrating with the settlers during the wedding. Continue Reading »
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.
Mahmoud Abbas advocates Apartheid – IsraelandStuff.com
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 »
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