Balking at Israeli ‘gesture’ of inviting Gaza and PA Arabs to visit Temple Mount during Ramadan, top Palestinian Authority officials sabotage requests to deter Arabs from spending their money in Israel.
By Yaakov Levi
Despite historic Israeli “gestures” designed to make travel to the Temple Mount much easier for Arabs from Judea and Samaria during Ramadan, top officials in the Palestinian Authority have been calling for PA Arabs to boycott the Al-Aqsa (Dome of the Rock) Mosque – for fear that Arabs will spend money while they are there, enhancing the Israeli economy.
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Palestinian women from East Jerusalem are shopping & spending leisure time at the Mamilla Mall, in the Western part of Jerusalem.
Minister Yuval Steinitz responds to Friday night’s rocket on Eilat, warning that at this rate the IDF will have to invade Gaza & replace Hamas with Abbas’ PA.
By Ari Yashar
After a rocket was fired at Eilat by Al Qaeda-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) Friday night, and shot down by Iron Dome, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz warned Saturday that at the current rate, Israel will soon have to once again enter Gaza to destroy Hamas, the Islamist terrorist group which currently controls the territory.
“In the last year or two there has been an improvement in the security situation, fewer rockets have been fired at Israel and fewer Israelis have been injured,” noted Steinitz. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu tells Presidential Conference that peace will never be possible until the Arabs agree to recognize the Jewish State.
Israel wants peace, but it is not willing to sacrifice its security for it, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday evening at the closing session of the Presidential Conference.
“For peace to be maintained, we must be strong in the present and in the future. Because a peace accord that compromises our security will not endure, and I will never compromise the security of the State of Israel and its citizens,” said Netanyahu.
“Therefore, when we talk about ‘tomorrow’ I talk about a tomorrow of peace, security and also prosperity.” Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu met with representatives of the foreign media in Israel, denouncing the hypocrisy of the international community.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with representatives of the foreign media in Israel on Monday, denouncing the hypocrisy that has come to dominate the international community’s handling of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
“This weekend Hamas leaders openly called for Israel’s destruction. Where was the outrage? Where was the UN? Where was Abbas?” Netanyahu demanded. “Why did Palestinian diplomats not only remain silent in the face of these calls, but spoke of the intention to unite with Hamas?”
“There was only deafening silence,” asserted the prime minister. Continue Reading »
Escalating social protests within the Palestinian Authority territories due to rising unemployment & no economic relief in sight.
By Chana Ya’ar
Social protests are escalating within the Palestinian Authority territories with rising unemployment and no economic relief.
Demonstrators castigating PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas at a protest had their microphones suddenly silenced by authorities on Wednesday during a live broadcast from Tulkarem.
The move did little to quench the rage of what is fast becoming known as the approach of the “PA Winter,” however.
“Israel is not always to blame,” the protesters shouted. “You cannot silence us.” PA Arabs have been protesting for weeks against the difficult conditions being created by the global economic crisis, much of which is little understood in the region. Continue Reading »