six day war

  • Setting the scene for Jerusalem Day

    Today is Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim in Hebrew). The holiday, observed according to the Hebrew Calendar on the 28th of the month of Iyar, commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967. The days leading up to this event were tense; the Israeli Chief Rabbinate proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer, while… More ▸

  • Obama Faces Global Disarray, Mideast Challenges

    Barack Obama emerges from a maelstrom into a vacuum. The U.S. senator from Illinois has survived the longest and roughest election season in memory to assume control of a free world in free fall: A collapsing economy, a resurgent Iran, an obstreperous Russia. “He’s going to have his hands full with a recession, a housing… More ▸

  • Not Much Change in Platform of Obama’s Democratic Party

    When it comes to the Middle East and Sen. Barack Obama’s Democratic Party platform, things are staying pretty much the same – which, in this case, is the kind of change pro-Israel activists can believe in. The platform committee appears to have heeded recommendations by the National Jewish Democratic Council advising the party not to… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Bashar Assad reiterated Syria’s demand for a return of land all the way to the Sea of Galilee under a peace deal with Israel. “What is on the agenda is the return of all land” captured by Israel from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War, Assad told the Gulf newspaper al-Khaleej in an interview published… More ▸

  • From Berlin to London to Paris, Europe-Israel Ties Warming

    When Israel asked for European troops, including Germans, to patrol the Israel-Lebanon border area following Israel’s 2006 war with Hezbollah, it was a salient sign of how far European ties with Israel have come in recent years. “Who would have ever thought that German soldiers would be charged — and trusted — to protect Israelis… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Israel reportedly has agreed to withdraw from the Golan Heights as part of a peace deal with Syria. Shams-Press, a semi-official Syrian news Web site, reported Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert agreed in principle to a Turkish plan for renewed peace talks between Jerusalem and Syria. The negotiations, according to Shams-Press, would be… More ▸

  • Disaffected, Some Religious Zionists Turn Against Israel

    For three-and-a-half months, Tzvia Sariel refused to identify herself in an Israeli court after being arrested for allegedly assaulting Palestinian farmers. Instead, the 18-year-old sat in jail and held firm: She would not cooperate with a judicial system she viewed as illegitimate. When Sariel, who lives in the Jewish West Bank town of Elon Moreh,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A group of 100 Budapest intellectuals has condemned a “libelous attack” against Jewish journalists in a major daily. The condemnation was made in an open letter to the daily Magyar Hírlap publisher, Gábor Széles. Budapest mayor Gábor Demszky reportedly has cancelled his subscription to the paper and said he won’t grant them any further interviews…. More ▸

  • Sixty Years of Successes, Despite Israel’s Craziness

    – Being in Israel in the 21st century, one often wonders what Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, would think of this modern-day state if he could see it. The malarial swamps of prestate Palestine have been replaced by rapidly growing cities with glitzy shopping districts, carefully landscaped parks and six-lane highways that run between… More ▸