Tag Archive for Israel Arab

#ApartheidFail: Israel Appoints First Arab Muslim Deputy Police Commissioner


As deputy commissioner (one rank below the national police chief) Gamal Hakroosh is now the highest-ranking Arab in the force when Arab Muslims generally, are less integrated into Israel’s security forces, and those who do serve are often viewed as traitors.

By The Associated Press


The Israel Police promoted Gamal Hakroosh, an Arab police officer, to the rank of deputy commissioner on Wednesday, making him the highest-ranking Muslim ever to serve in the force.

Ordain and Police Commissioner Alsheikh giving Hakroosh his new rank – Photo: Motti Kimchi

In his new position, the 59-year-old Hakroosh faces an uphill battle overseeing policing in Arab communities, where residents are deeply suspicious of Israeli police. Continue Reading »

Israeli President makes history by attending massacre ceremony

Local residents hope for formal apology as President Rivlin becomes 1st sitting Israeli president to attend & participate at Kafr Qasimin’s annual massacre ceremony.

By Hassan Shaalan


Reuven Rivlin became the first sitting Israeli president on Sunday to participate in an annual ceremony marking the Kafr Qasim massacre. “It was an atrocious massacre. A severe crime was perpetrated here. It is a dark and irregular episode in the relations between us, the Jews and Arabs who live here.”

President Rivlin speaks at anniversary ceremony (Photo: Hassan Shaalan)

President Rivlin speaks at anniversary ceremony – Photo: Hassan Shaalan

President Rivlin emphasized the importance of preserving positive ties between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Continue Reading »

Even if you give up all the land, it won’t solve Israel’s problems


Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of “Infidel” says, “From the perspective of the Arab leaders, reaching a two-state solution is to betray God. If you want peace and not merely a process, you must make peace with the people. The negotiators themselves are of no importance.”

By Dror Eydar



There is something dignified in the quiet, determined manner of Ayaan Hirsi Ali as she rises from the audience and walks towards the podium to deliver her lecture. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s intricate history starts in Somalia, where she was born to a Muslim family. At the age of five she underwent female genital mutilation.

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Israel opened new diplomatic mission in unnamed Gulf state

Leaked gov’t document to Hebrew daily reveals Israel opened a new economic office in an unnamed Gulf State

By  Israel Today Staff


A government document leaked by the Hebrew press on Sunday revealed that Israel had recently opened a new diplomatic mission in an unnamed Persian Gulf state.

The document was prepared for the Foreign Ministry as part of its economic plan for 2013-2014, and was reported on by the left-leaning daily Ha’aretz.

Israel has in the past operated diplomatic missions in Oman and Qatar, though both nations closed those offices for fear of appearing unsympathetic to the “Palestinian cause.” Continue Reading »