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Relations Between Jews and Arabs in Israel

10/03/19
by Rafi Smith

The study finds that most Arab Israelis are in favor of the Arab parties joining the government, but do not recognize Israel’s right to define itself as the nation-state of the Jewish People. Additionally – 65% of Arabs are proud to be Israeli – the highest since 2003.

The Guttman Center...

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Why Is Anti-Semitism So Dangerous?

09/27/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

Nothing can unite people in pursuit of a common cause like hatred.  And no ideological movement is more dangerous than one held together by the hatred of a demonized enemy.

Anti-Semitism—singling out the Jewish people as the root of society’s ills—is an early warning system for such...

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Why Arabs Hate Palestinians

09/20/19
by Khaled Abu Toameh

You simply cannot burn pictures of the Saudi crown prince one day and rush to Riyadh to seek money the next. You cannot shout slogans against the Egyptian president one day and go to Cairo to seek political backing the next.

Remarkably, Turki al-Hamad, a Saudi writer, did what even some...

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Why Egypt Does Not Want to Help Gaza

09/18/19
by Khaled Abu Toameh

Israel's goodwill gestures, however, have so far failed to deter Hamas and other Palestinian groups from repeatedly violating the ceasefire understandings.

Israel is prepared to do whatever is required to help the Palestinians in return for a cessation of terrorist attacks against Israel...

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The “Al-Aksa Is in Danger” Libel: The History of a Lie

09/17/19
by Nadav Shragai

Palestinians often hear from their leaders that a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem, al-Aksa mosque, is in danger of collapse – and the Jews are to blame. Whether printed in cartoons, preached in mosques or taught in schools, the lie is accepted as common knowledge across the Arab world. Millions of...

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I embrace my Israeli Arab identity

09/10/19
by Ali Adi

I would like to feel the same pride in my Arab culture and traditions that I feel as an Israeli.

Television host Yaron London's comments about Arab culture [earlier, the TV veteran referred to Arabs as "wild men" and called Arab culture "a failure"] spoke to a truth with which we are all...

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The Palestinian Jesus Myth

09/04/19
by David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President & Senior Spokesman

When Linda Sarsour tweeted recently that Jesus was a Palestinian, some might have thought it was an innocent mistake. But given this same canard has stirred similar backlashes over recent months thanks to US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and others, chances are Sarsour knew just how mischievous...

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Open Letter to the Edinburgh University Students' Association

08/23/19
by Dr Denis MacEoin
No one holds meetings to call for reform in Islamic states. Instead, people like yourselves pass resolutions condemning the only country that defends those rights for all its citizens and visitors.   If your government in Scotland or the UK banned books, imprisoned journalists, censored films, or...

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Israel discretely increases number of entry permits for Gaza workers

08/07/19
by Shlomi Eldar

Under cover of political and other events, without any fanfare or official announcements, Israel has coordinated with Hamas to increase the number of entry permits granted to Palestinians in Gaza. The additional 2,000 permits appear to be meant for Palestinian laborers, under the guise of “...

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Why More Embassies are not Moving to Jerusalem

08/05/19
by David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President & Senior Spokesman

In mid-May, we reached the one-year anniversary of the United States opening its embassy in Jerusalem. Many Israelis and their friends worldwide found the occasion worth celebrating. US President Donald Trump certainly made an historic and courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s...

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