May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

Study finds sympathy for Palestinians over Israel up sharply among young

NEW YORK (JTA)—Democrats more than four times as likely Republicans to say they sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel, according to a survey, and sympathy for the Palestinians among Americans overall is growing.  More...

Israel thwarts weapons smuggling

A shipment of 40 tons of salt set to cross into Gaza was discovered to contain four tons of hidden ammonium chloride, which is used to produce long-range rockets.  The shipment was inspected at the Nitzana Crossing, which is used to transfer goo More...

Michelin lacks a guide to Israel

The president of the World Jewish Congress is taking the Michelin travel company to task for not including Israel in its repertoire of prestigious travel and dining guides.  More...

London’s first Muslim mayor attends Yom Hashoah commemoration

The newly elected mayor of London, the first Muslim to hold the position, attended a community program commemorating the Holocaust as his first official public engagement. More...

Netanyahu calls for direct negotiations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is ready to start “direct, bilateral negotiations” with the Palestinians.  The invitation, which Netanyahu has repeatedly extended, was included in a statement issued by the Prime Ministe More...