Israel

Knesset suspends three Arab lawmakers

Knesset suspends three Arab lawmakers PNN/ Jerusalem/ Reuters said that three Arab lawmakers were suspended on Monday from speaking in parliament as punishment for supporting families of Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli forces after “attacks.” The Knesset “Ethics Committee” ruled that Balad party members Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas would be barred […]

Silencing critics of Israel

Feb 08,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – James J. Zogby Israel does not accept criticism. In fact, whether from friend or foe, even mild criticism is viewed as an existential threat that prompts Israeli officials to unleash a torrent of abuse in an effort to silence and/or punish critics. And given the […]

Falling on deaf ears

Jan 30,2016 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon used strong words against Israel’s latest plan to build yet 153 more housing units in the West Bank during a recent UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East. The UN head criticised Israel’s settlement activities, calling them “provocative […]

Apartheid Israel

Jan 28,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – George S. Hishmeh The unbending nature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose extremist policies have crippled any peace negotiations with the Palestinians, has once again emerged this week when he revealed his intention to return Israeli settlers to Hebron, a prominent Palestinian town in […]

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