Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel: "To every person, there is a name"

No qualifications, no explanations, no analysis, and no numbers — just a note that today is the day that the Holocaust is remembered in Israel. At 10:00 am, sirens sounded throughout the country for two minutes. The nation came to a standstill, in respect. Traffic stopped on the streets, drivers emerging from their cars to […]

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Reports: Fayyad to deliver Abbas letter to Netanyahu today

Though there was no announcement of either the time or the place that this will take place, reports indicate that Palestinian Authority P.A. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will deliver a letter today signed by Palestinian leader [and President of the State of Palestine] Mahmoud Abbas to Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. UPDATE: On the ...

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Mahmoud Abbas DRAFT letter: "The P.A. lost its raison d'etre".

The Times of Israel today published in English, here, the full text of the DRAFT letter that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has been preparing to send to Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu later this week. The Times of Israel said that the DRAFT letter from Abbas was “bitter”. Haaretz’s Barak Ravid first wrote abou...

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Welcome to…

Here’s a photo by French journalist Emilie Baujard, taken at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport at midday today, showing press technicians waiting for the arrival of any Air Flotilla participants who managed to slip through the barriers at European airports before boarding flights to Ben Gurion today. Hundreds of tickets were cancelled at the ...

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The latest – a new Israeli requirement for an entry visa [at Eilat]

This was published on Saturday in a post published here by Dimi Reider on +972 magazine [and tweeted on Sunday by @fqadi, here]. With the grammatical mistakes made in the form, one lawyer argued that it is logically impossible for any signer to be accused of membership in a “pro-Palestinian organization” — after all, anyone [&hell...

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Talks on Iran's nuclear program to resume on 23 May

After two sessions in one day in Istanbul on Saturday 14 April, six nations agreed to meet again with Iranian delegation on 23 May — in Baghdad. Baghdad — that’s a strange choice of venue. [Are we supposed to believe that Iran prefers Baghdad, because it’s annoyed with Turkey?] Here is a photo of Iranian […]

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