Tag Archive for Peace activist

Shas & Likud members go to Ramallah

Israeli activists visited Ramallah & met with senior PA officials to hear history of negotiations and exchange political positions & arguments.

On the menu: meetings, kosher meals, &



for social networks.

By Elior Levy

RAMALLAH – Dozens of activists and members of the Likud and Shas parties descended Sunday morning from a bus parked near the Mukata in Ramallah, on their way to a meeting with senior Palestinian officials organized by the Geneva Initiative.

The Israelis were ushered into the building’s conference room, where they were greeted by the Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Yasser Abd Rabbo, and Fatah officials Nabil Shaath and Muhammed Madani. Continue Reading »

Kiwi peace activist caught lying to Israeli Security, then exiled!

Thomson, “I felt humiliated & ashamed. Eventually it seemed to me that he had found something out & knew that I had lied about something.”

By Bevan Hurley @BevanHurleyHoS


A peace activist was detained for 48 hours before being sent back to New Zealand for trying to enter Israel on a tourist visa.

Amy Thomson - Photo  Graeme Brown

Amy Thomson – Photo: Graeme Brown

Amy Thomson, 26, was held at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on February 26. She tried to enter the country for a three-month voluntary internship at a non-government organisation promoting peace.

Thomson said the Israel Palestinian Centre for Research and Information told her she should claim to be a tourist. Continue Reading »

Turks Appreciate Israel’s Apology

Netanyahu did the right thing in the right manner and with the right words.

The Turkish newspaper’s headline reads: “Sorry.”

By: Sinem Tezyapar


It is unpleasant when two long-friendly countries behave like enemies. Many have been uneasy seeing Israel and Turkey growing distant, even if only in the political arena. Friendship, love, trust and affinity are most valued universally, so I would like my Israeli friends to know that we, the Turkish nation, cherish our friendship with the Israelis and thus appreciate the prime minister’s apology as a virtuous act, and we are excited to leave this regrettable incident behind and to be able to move forward. Continue Reading »

My View from Istanbul: When, How Did Hatred Become a Religion?

The more a Muslim country is opposed to  America & Israel, the more prestige it has gained among other Muslim countries. Hatred has become a sign of religious devotion. Hatred has become religion.

By Aylin Kocaman


For some, religious devotion has long been “hatred”. If a Muslim hates Jews, Christians, Zionists and Freemasons, then that is considered being devout. Some religious teachers and people who claim to be scholars have enjoyed a great deal of success in that way; they have made a niche for themselves and so much so that the more they have expressed a policy of hatred of Jews, the more crimes they have laid at America’s door, and the more damage they have inflicted on other schools, the more admiration they have acquired. Continue Reading »

New Muslim dream for the Temple Mount

Op-ed: Devout Muslim dreams of a Jerusalem holy site where people of all faiths pray together.

By Sinem Tezyapar


The unique importance of the Temple Mount to Judaism and to Islam makes the location vulnerable to tensions and conflicts between Jews and Muslims. Usually, these incidents originate in rumors such as: “The Jews are coming today to bomb the mosques and build their Third Temple.” Obviously, false accusations and baseless suspicions such as these turn the site from a holy place of prayer and love into a site of violent political demonstrations. The potential escalation of tension brings on more restrictions and discomfort to all. Continue Reading »

Imagine Pan-Turkish Union with Israel & Arabs as Equals

Imagine a union among all the countries of  North Africa, the Middle East, & the Caucasus.


As I normally request when publishing an exciting article by Sinem Tezyapar, if all you have to contribute is that she shouldn’t be trusted for whatever reason—kindly keep that to yourself. I encourage our educated readers to argue with and even shoot down anything Sinem offers, but, please, respect my personal guarantee, based on a fairly long relationship with her and her movement, that she absolutely means what she says.

Yori Yanover, Editor

Over the last few years, I have been often asked: is Turkey leaving the West? Continue Reading »

Taqiyya: An Islamic Philosophy Used to Divide Muslims, Jews & Christians

Representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths will cause peace to reign across the world, despite all the plans for war by those who desire to spread corruption in the earth and indulge their sadistic and perverse fantasies of genocide.

As always, God will cause the truth to prevail.

By Aylin Kocaman


I was talking to the head of a Christian group a few years ago about the importance of love and affection in Islam. He was listening with interest and nodded in agreement. I thought he was agreeing with me and what I was saying; at least until I heard the word  ‘taqiyya.’ Continue Reading »

No Peace as long Arab children are taught to hate

Nonie Darwish is a strong supporter of Israel, & has founded the group “Arabs for Israel,” composed of ethnic Arabs & Muslims who respect & support the State of Israel, welcome a peaceful & diverse Middle East, reject suicide terrorism as a form of Jihad, & promote constructive self-criticism & reform in the Arab/Muslim world.

By  Israel Today Staff



If any Arab has a reason to hate Israel and speak out regarding the Jewish state, it is Nonie Darwish, who grew up in Gaza and saw her father eliminated by Israeli forces for his role in terrorist activities.

Nonie Darwish -screenshot

But Darwish’s conversion to Christianity later in her life has resulted in nothing but love for the Jewish state, and a firm understanding that God has a plan for and is working through Israel. Continue Reading »