Tag Archive for Nazareth

Israel’s 2017 budget to cover new light rail train between Haifa – Nazareth


Government approves 12 billion NIS ($3.15b) for infrastructure facelift, added health care, improved education and boost in small and medium businesses for northern Israel.

By Chana Roberts


As part of the 2017-2018 budget, the Israeli government is set to spend 12 billion NIS to give northern Israel a facelift.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) have proposed a plan outlining changes for the north, including upgrading schools, and building a light rail train between Haifa and Nazareth.

 Nazareth at night - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nazareth at night – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Jewish National Fund will also help to fund the projects, investing 3 billion NIS. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Shin Bet arrests 5 suspected ISIS followers from Nazareth


After an intelligence search & investigation by the IDF’s Northern Command, joined by the Shin Bet, Israel’s Northern District prosecutors charged 5 men from Nazareth with severe security offenses at the Northern District Court on Tuesday.



Security forces arrested five Arab Israeli youths from Nazareth on suspicion of training with weapons and holding secret meetings after coming under the influence of ISIS ideology, the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency announced on Tuesday.

Suspected ISIS members arrested by Shin Bet. – Photo: SHIN BET,JPOST STAFF

In a joint Shin Bet – Israel Police Northern District announcement, security forces said arrests were made throughout October and November, of men aged 18, 18, 22, 23, and 27, all from the Suleiman clan in the northern part of the city. Continue Reading »

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


view videoNazareth Mayor Salam doesn’t blame 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 »

Exclusive: Israel’s Arabic high-tech

With Arabic the fastest growing language content on the Internet, Arab-Israeli start-ups target users across ideological boundaries.



Six months after [Israel’s] Clalit Health Services released a series of instructional Arabic-language videos about breast feeding on YouTube, the health fund was shocked by their popularity – the combined million views they racked up eclipsed the number of breast-feeding women among the country’s 1.7 million Arab citizens.

View of theThe Arab city of Nazareth in northern Israel - Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

View of the Arab city of Nazareth in northern Israel – Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Clalit found the solution to the mystery in the analytics: More than half of the views had come from Saudi Arabia, 16 percent from Egypt and 9% from Iraq. Continue Reading »

Nazareth Billboard Warns Local Christians Against ‘Slandering’ Allah


Now that Christians in Nazareth have taken a bolder stand for their faith & support of the Jewish State, local Muslims flex muscles by seeking to impose ‘superiority’ of their god.

By Israel Today Staff


As Christians of every stripe in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth begin to again take a real stand for their faith, local Muslims are warning them not to overstep the boundaries of their traditional place in the Middle East (hint: they must remain dhimmis, or second-class).

Nazareth Christians Warned Against 'Slandering' Allah

Warning Billboard in Nazareth – Photo: Brian Schrauger (Facebook page)

A large billboard hanging at a central point in Nazareth features a picture of an Israeli stop sign, along with the English translation of a verse from the Koran cautioning Christians (and Jews) to speak only the “truth” regarding Allah. Continue Reading »

Anti-Israel MK Zoabi considers running for Mayor of Nazareth

Knesset Member and ardent anti-Zionist Hanin Zoabi reported on Tuesday that she’s ‘seriously considering’ running for mayor of Nazareth.

Fellow Balad party members are divided on this issue.

By Hassan Shaalan

Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi (Balad) announced Tuesday morning that she was “seriously considering” running to in the Nazareth mayoral race.

Zoabi told Ynet that though her decision was not final, she expressed interest in running for mayor and will announce her final decision soon.

A senior Balad official told Ynet: “The issue of Hanin Zoabi running for Nazareth mayor came up a while ago. We are still deliberating – today we’re holding another meeting in an attempt to reach decisions. Continue Reading »

New Christian Arab party recognizes Israel as the home of the Jewish people

“The New Alliance” supports national service, entering the IDF & recognizes Israel as the home of the Jewish people.

“We are completely Israeli, and then comes religion,” says party founder Bashara Shlayan of Nazareth.

By Dror Eydar


The events in the Middle East have unleashed deep sociological and ideological processes, of which we are only seeing the beginning. It is not only political Islam in the eye of the media storm. Throughout the various Arab countries in the region, the bruised and battered Christian community is raising its voice. Israel appears to be the only country in the region whose Christian community does not have a negative emigration ratio as its members flee West in pursuit of a more promising life.

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