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PA demands Palestinian homeowners seek official approval to deal with Israeli Arabs

Saying Israeli Arabs are involved in nefarious endeavors and must be vetted by Abbas’ Preventive Security Forces before Palestinians are allowed to rent their home, the PA seeks to eliminate possibility that Israeli Arabs may be used as go-between to facilitate property sales to Jews.



Palestinian landlords wishing to lease properties to Palestinians who hold Israeli ID cards are now required to receive permission from the Palestinian Authority.

The measure, announced last week by the PA, has drawn sharp criticism from Arab residents of east Jerusalem, who hold Israeli ID cards.

Israeli barrier separating Palestinian village of Abu Dis from Jerusalem.

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Palestinian officials call for Arab boycott of new, joint Israeli-Palestinian Mall

Palestinian activists, motivated by Fatah officials, have called for a total boycott by Arabs of the first joint Israeli-Palestinian shopping mall that’s set to open just north of Jerusalem.
– Economic normalization with Israel, the boycotters say, “is an act of intentional treason.”



Palestinian activists have called for boycotting the first Israeli-Palestinian shopping mall, which was built by supermarket chain owner and developer Rami Levy in the industrial zone of Atarot, north of Jerusalem. The mall, which is expected to open soon, cost NIS 200 million and has more than 50 businesses.

The activists took to social media and other platforms to call on Palestinians to boycott the new mall and other shopping centers in Israel. Continue Reading »

Video Report: Israeli-Arab enlistment grows in the IDF


Although Israeli-Arabs are not drafted to serve in the IDF like Israeli Jews or Druze, more and more continue to volunteer despite objections from Arab and Palestinian leaders.




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PM Netanyahu’s plea to Israeli Arabs condemned by Israeli Arab Knesset Members


view videoThe Arab’s Joint List chairman MK Ayman Odeh was unimpressed with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appeal to Israeli Arabs to take full part in Israeli society, calling it an unsuccessful “spin”.
– Watch video of Netanyahu urging Arabs to ‘take part in our society’

By Hezki Baruch


Arab Knesset members on Monday night blasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after he released a video (below) urging Israeli Arabs to take full part in Israeli society.

Joint List chairman MK Ayman Odeh responded to the video and said, “I watched the video tonight and I asked myself whether this is the same person who tried desperately to prevent the economic plan for Arabs, who tried to add more conditions to the program so that it would not be implemented? Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab Muslim Attacked Over Pro-Israel Facebook Photo


Persevering after being attacked by fellow Arab for posting Israeli flag on Facebook, Khaled Abu Mokh says many more Arabs do love Israel.

By Israel Today Staff


Khaled Abu Mokh is an Israeli Arab Muslim who loves the Jewish state. He works at a hotel in Jerusalem, together with a number of other Israeli Arabs. Last week, one of those Arab co-workers violently attacked Abu Mokh over his pro-Israel stance.

Khaled Abu Mokh being treated for a head-wound in hospital. – Photo: JNi Media/Facebook

The confrontation began when a fellow Arab co-worker used his coffee break to surf Facebook, where he saw that Khaled’s profile picture included an Israeli flag.
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Israel’s President Bars Arab MK Entry Into Residence After Meeting Terrorists’ Families


After condolence meetings with the families of Palestinian terrorists, Arab MK was not permitted entry into President Rivlin’s meeting with over 60 Arab leaders, Finance Minister & Israel’s Social Equality Minister.

By Itamar Eichner


Joint List MK Jamal Zahalka has been refused entry to the President’s Residence because of his meeting with families of terrorists.

Arab MK Jamal Zahalka at Israel’s Knesset- Photo: Alex Kolomoisky

“While unfortunately, there are those, individual Knesset Members who seek to cynically and maliciously sabotage our ability to establish trust between us (Jews and Arabs), nevertheless we are here today because we believe in our path,” Rivlin said at the meeting. Continue Reading »

Commotion of Israelis on board airliner force two Arab-Israeli passengers to deplane




A number of Israelis returning from a vacation in Greece with Aegean Airlines on Monday caused a scene when two Arab-Israeli men boarded the same aircraft and drew their attention.


This did not fare well with the Israelis on board who turned to the flight attendants and said they would not allow the plane to embark with the two men on board. Despite the scene caused by the Israelis, the flight attendants went about their cabin-preparations as usual, and the captain prepared for take-off. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Nazareth Mayor Yells at Arab MKs For Driving Away Jews


view videoNazareth Mayor Salam doesn’t blames the current wave of terrorist attacks on the Jewish state, but on fellow Arab leaders who are fomenting strife between the nation’s Arabs and Jews.

By Israel Today Staff


Arab lawmakers sitting in Israel’s Knesset are painting Israel’s Jews as responsible for the violence gripping the Holy Land. But Nazareth Mayor Ali Salam knows who the real troublemakers are. That’s why he’s demanding the Arab MKs stop coming to his town so the Jews will return.

Salam told the Israeli business newspaper Globes that “on a regular weekend, 20–30,000 Jews come to Nazareth, but yesterday there were none. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Arab Mayor of Nazareth Accuses Chief of Leading Arab Party of ‘ruining coexistence’ with Jews


Mayor Salam said he told Joint List head MK Ayman Odeh to get out of Nazareth on Saturday, when he saw him there, at a protest.



Nazareth mayor Ali Salam accused Joint List MKs of “ruining coexistence” in an interview on Army Radio Sunday.

“I blame the leaders. What is happening is not appropriate,” he said. “It is just ruining our future, ruining our coexistence.”

Joint List MK Ayman Odeh. – Photo: FACEBOOK

Joint List MKs have been organizing and leading protests and riling up the Arab public to violence, which Salam said has led to a sharp drop in Jewish customers and complaints from local business owners. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Palestinians continue to break taboo by seeking Israeli citizenship

Although, the majority of East Jerusalem Arabs refuse Israeli citizenship, more Palestinians are requesting it, acknowledging the lack of a peace deal, a weaker legal status, and simple pragmatism. 

By Reuters


“I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel,” reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalized Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians.

In East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan during the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed, issues of Palestinian identity are layered with complexity.

While Israel regards the east of the city as part of Israel, the estimated 300,000 Palestinians that live there do not. Continue Reading »

Israeli Arabs Complain Representatives Care About Gaza, Not Their Safety

After 4 people murdered over the past week in ‘blood fueds’ & ‘honor killings’ in Arab towns, Israeli Arabs are frustrated at by the lack of interest from their elected Arab officials.

By Hassan Shaalan


“Arab MKs are dealing with Gaza and other things. It would appear they don’t care about what happens in the sector,” an angry resident of Tamra said Tuesday after a fourth person fell victim to violence in the Arab sector over the past week.

Three of the 4 victims from Arab community violence over the past week

A 60-year-old Tamra resident was shot to death on Tuesday night after unknown perpetrators on a motorcycle opened fire on a supermarket in the city. Continue Reading »

Muslim father of killed son: I will “go to war and fight against Islamic State with Israel”

Family of Jerusalem teen executed by ISIS says he was seduced with lies and empty promises.


As a video of their son played on their big-screen television, moments before it showed an armed child shooting him dead, Muhammad Said Musallam’s mother, Hind, averted her eyes. His father, Said, stared icily at the screen.

THE PARENTS of Israeli teen Muhammad Said Musallam, whom a child purportedly shot dead in an Islamic State video, react on Tuesday as they hold pictures of him in their Jerusalem home. – Photo: REUTERS

Sitting in the wood-paneled family room of their modest apartment in Jerusalem’s primarily Jewish Neveh Ya’acov neighborhood on Wednesday, Said watched as his son, clad in an orange jumpsuit, stated that he was an Israeli spy.

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Arab Legislator Ahmed Tibi, calls Israel’s Foreign Minister “Jewish ISIS.”

Former diplomats condemn Yisrael Beytenu chairman Liberman for suggesting disloyal Israeli Arabs should have their heads removed.


Former diplomats and intellectuals came out against Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman Monday, a day after he called to decapitate Israeli Arabs who are “against us.”

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks to the press before the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. – Photo: EMIL SALMAN/POOL

“Whoever is with us should get everything,” the Yisrael Beytenu chairman said in a speech at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Sunday. “Whoever is against us, there’s nothing else to do. We have to lift up an axe and remove his head, otherwise we won’t survive here.”

According to Liberman, Israel acts like “fools, misers and weaklings,” and “there is no place for such people in the Middle East.”

Liberman repeated his party’s platform that Umm al-Fahm and the area should be part of a future Palestinian state, not Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel Economy Minister Boosts Arab Hi-Tech Employment In $2.5 million Training Program

Economy Ministry has enacted strategic goal to expand hi-tech employment among Israel’s Arabs, especially the women.

By Israel Today Staff


Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett this week awarded tenders totaling $2.5 million to two organizations tasked with training and integrating more local Arabs into the hi-tech industry.

Arab women in high-tech

The two companies, Tsofen and ITworks, will examine hi-tech manpower needs around the country, and accordingly train and provide job placement services for Arab hi-tech students.

“There is a skilled and high-quality workforce in Israel in the form of hundreds of male and female academics from the Arab, Druze and Circassian sectors, available for employment,” said Michal Tzuk, deputy director-general at the Ministry of Economy.

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No one makes notice that Arabs are moving into Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem