WATCH: Despite growing up in Kuwait, Mark Halawi now speaks out about how he was taught that as a Palestinian, Israel is his enemy.
Israel Today Staff
Mark Halawa is a Palestinian Arab who, like most of his people, was raised to hate the Jews and see Israel as his enemy.
After immigrating with his family to Canada, a place where he could finally examine the issues free of prejudice and intimidation, Mark found the truth to be a little different than what he’d been taught.
That led him to actually go study in Israel and experience the situation first hand. Continue Reading »
In a barbaric display of intense hatred Palestinians celebrate the abduction of 3 Israeli teenagers is a new media campaign.
By Daniel Siryoti, Yori Yalon & News Agencies
In yet another expression of unadulterated hatred, the Palestinians have launched a cynical social media campaign hailing the abduction of Israeli teens Gil-ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel as an heroic act.
One of the Palestinian children featured in the social media campaign
The campaign, titled “3 Schalits” — in reference to former Hamas captive Gilad Schalit — is the work of known Hamas supporters, and features Palestinian children of all ages. Continue Reading »
The Vatican’s Secretary of State says Pope Francis plans to talk about the ‘Palestinian right to a sovereign, independent homeland’ during his visit to Israel.
By Ari Yashar
The Vatican’s Secretary of State made a dramatic revelation ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Israel next Sunday and Monday, declaring that the pope will talk about the “Palestinian people’s right to have a homeland, sovereign and independent.”
Vatican Sec’y of State Pietro Parolin – Reuters
Cardinal Pietro Parolin holds a role in the Vatican City State, located in the Italian capital of Rome, equivalent to that of a prime minister. Continue Reading »
The drilling partners behind Israel’s large Leviathan gas reservoir have sealed their first export deal for the basin – a $1.2 billion sales agreement with the Palestine Power Generation Company.
Officials from Delek and the Palestinian Authority – Photo: Chen Galili
According to the agreement, signed at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem on Sunday, PPGC will buy around 4.75 billion cubic meters of gas for a period of 20 years, to fuel a future power plant in Jenin with a 200-megawatt capacity. Continue Reading »
Czech police found weapons at the Palestinian mission in Prague, a police spokeswoman said Thursday, a day after safe exploded there, killing ambassador Jamal al-Jamal.
Firefighters search the area after the explosion, Prague January 1, 2014 – Photo: Reuters
“Yes I can confirm that,” spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova told Reuters when asked about a report on the discovery of weapons. She gave no details about the type or quantity of weapons found.
On Wednesday, the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died in a blast that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. Continue Reading »
Egypt and Iran are locked in a power struggle over their influence and conflicting aims in the Gaza Strip, and Egypt appears to have the upper hand.
IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza – Photo: REUTERS-Amir Cohen
While Tehran is dissatisfied with the relative durability of the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, and is pushing Palestinian armed factions to violate the truce, Cairo is doing its utmost to reinforce the calm, which it views as serving Egypt’s national interest.
U.S. & Canadian ambassadors protests “State of Palestine” placard, says Palestinians have not been given “statehood” or “recognition.”
By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki declared Wednesday that the Palestinians would have “no choice” but to complain to the International Criminal Court if Israel proceeded with plans to build housing on land the Palestinians want for a future state.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took another symbolic step weeks ago, proclaiming that official PA letterheads and signs would bear the name “State of Palestine.” – Photo:AP
A male Palestinian Authority Arab shot dead by IDF troops after damaging the Gaza border fence.
By Elad Benari, Canada
A Palestinian Authority Arab man was shot dead by IDF troops in northern Gaza on Friday, medics told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.
Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma’an that Anwar Muhammad al-Mamlouk, 22, was killed by Israeli fire. He said another man was seriously wounded and taken to the a local hospital by paramedics.
In response to the reports, the IDF told Channel 10 News, “In the afternoon, dozens of Palestinians gathered near the security fence in northern Gaza. Continue Reading »
Almost half of the Israeli population supports a unilateral withdrawal from large sections of the Palestinian territories based on the pre-1967 lines, according to a poll conducted by Rafi Smith for the Blue White Future movement.
Foreign tourists on trip to W. Bank settlements – Photo: REUTERS
The poll was released ahead of an election debate between the “Zionist parties” hosted by the movement at Tel Aviv University on Sunday.
Forty-five percent of respondents answered they would back a unilateral withdrawal while maintaining the large settlement blocs including western Samaria, Kedumim, Jerusalem, Ma’aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion.
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