6 Mid Eastern Guantanamo prisoners sent to Uruguay as refugees

Six men who were held for more than 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay to be resettled as refugees, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement Sunday. The six — four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian — were detained as suspected militants with ties to al-Qaeda but were […]

Biden calls Israel’s house demolition policy ‘collective punishment’

US Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel to stop the demolition of homes of militants’ families, which he described as “collective punishment.” Biden also criticized expansion of Jewish settlements “in the West Bank and East Jerusalem” and called on the government to do more to stop “vigilante justice” attacks against Palestinians. Appearing at the […]

Israel’s government on verge of collapse as PM Netanyahu’s ratings continue to fall

Israel’s government was on the verge of collapse Sunday night as a split over a controversial new law designating the country as a Jewish state deepened into an all-out assault by cabinet rivals on Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister. Mr. Netanyahu signalled that he was ready to call an early general election to stifle the […]

Iranian Guards commander warns :” West Bank to turn into Israel’s hell”

All Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories will soon join forces and transform the West Bank into a “hell” for the Zionist regime, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned according to a report by Iran’s Press TV website. “The Palestinians in the West Bank will […]

Israeli FM suggests bribing Palestinian Arabs to forfeit citizenship

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has proposed giving financial incentives to Israeli Arabs to encourage them to forfeit their citizenship and move to a new Palestinian state. In an updated platform for his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, Lieberman advocates economic incentives for Arab citizens of Israel, who make up 20 percent of the population, to […]

Israel Plans to Outlaw Al-Aqsa Muslim Guards

Israel’s security authorities are pushing a bill that will outlaw Muslim ‘guards’ at Al-Aqsa mosque – a revered Muslim holy site on Temple Mount, which has been at the center of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police, Haaretz reported. The bill is being drafted on behalf of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, the Israel Police […]

Israel set to make Arabs second class citizens

AFTER an angry debate, the Israeli cabinet has endorsed a controversial bill declaring the country a Jewish state, a move that will alienate the Palestinian minority further and push the government closer to early elections. The bill affirms that Jewish law should inspire the Israeli legal system, and reserves other “national rights” for Jews, including […]

28,000 homes damaged in Gaza during war with Israel, report

The minister of public works and housing in Gaza on Thursday released new statistics about damage caused by Israel’s military offensive during the summer, as the reconstruction process slowly begins. Mufid al-Hasayneh said that 28,000 homes were damaged during Israel’s offensive, with 3,000 completely destroyed. Over 88,000 affected families have registered with the UN refugee […]

3 of the 4 killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack are American Rabbis

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with meat cleavers and a gun, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. Three of the victims — Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine, Moshe Twersky — were dual American-Israeli citizens, a police official confirmed to CBS […]