actuality articles

Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State is a Prime Requirement / Prof.Barry Rubin

One of Israel’s highest priorities in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is recognition by the PA and Arab states as a “Jewish state.” The purpose of this demand is to ensure a lasting peace with Israel as it exists rather than some formal declaration which would thereafter be subverted in every possible way.

Israel- Palestinian Negotiating Positions / Prof.Barry Rubin

A brief guide to the negotiating positions of Israel’s government and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Israeli Negotiating Position

Two-State Solution: Israel accepts a two-state solution--including an independent Palestinian state—only under conditions it believes would lead to real and lasting peace.

It is a myth that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only recently accepted this goal or did so only under U.S. pressure. In fact, he agreed to this as an outcome of negotiations in 1996.

Israel has put forward five conditions:

On Journalism and Organ Donations / Adi Schwartz

The Swedish daily Aftonbladet has set last week new journalistic standards by publishing a story about IDF soldiers harvesting organs from Palestinians. Editor in chief Jan Helin admitted that his newspaper ran the story with no evidence whatsoever.

Palestinian woman giving birth in Ashkelon (photo: Edi Israel)
But the thing is that there is evidence. Actually, a lot of evidences. They just point to a totally different story.

The New Anti- Semitism Amongst European Intelligensia / DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

The new anti-Semitism in Europe is a new stage in anti-Semitism, and discriminates against the Jews as a nation. It hides its true face under the claim of legitimate criticism over Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria, but anti-Semitism shows through anti-Zionism in denying the Jewish nation’s right to its own state, denying the historic link of the Nation of Israel to the Land of Israel, and re-enlivens the old claim that the Jews control the world with their wealth.

How did Israel stop being a free country/ update/ Adi Schwartz

On July 30th I published an investigation into a report made by Freedom House about the freedom of the press in Israel

In respose to this publicaion,Freedom House notified me that the report, sent to me by them on July 14th, was a draft report. They attached a new and revised report,which is someewhat shorter and has the following changes:
1.All references to self censorship by Israeli journalists were omitted.
2.The reference to media putlets, which during the Gaza conflift "fed popular sentiment and prioritized nationalistic themes" was omitted.

There is no Apartheid in Israel / DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

Former President James.E.Carter published a book on December 2006,on the Israeli - Palestinian conflict,titled,"Palestine:Peace not Apartheid", in which he called Israel an apartheid regime. Carter , thus joined the European left and right,the Arabic- Palestinian propaganda, some Israeli post-Zionists and international organization for human right.

Is there any justification for such accusation?


How did Israel stop being a free country / Adi Schwartz

Here's a story about how un- professional a pro- dempcratic organization becomes when dealing with the State of Israel.

On May 1st 2009, Freedom House, an internatuional NGO that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, declared that according to its Freedom of the Press index, Israel is no longer a "free" country, but only "partially free".

President B.H.Obama gave Mary Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama gave on August 12,2009 the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson. M.Robinson, the former president of Irland and the United Nations High Commisioner on Human Rights.

Robinson initiated the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance which became "the scene of one of the most notorious explosions of anti-Semitism in decades"(Camera,Aug 7, 2009).

This Conference passed, under her leadership, a resolution accusing Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

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