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Three ladies, Three lattes: What’s your position on missionaries?

Three ladies, Three lattes: What’s your position on missionaries?

Recently, a Christian missionary stopped my son at a street corner and started to engage him in a discussion about Jesus. My son is 16, and was fascinated. When he told us about it, my husband declared that missionaries should be banned in Israel. What do you ladies think? Beth […]

by June 22, 2018
France‘s Macron tells Netanyahu Palestinians have right to protest peacefully

France‘s Macron tells Netanyahu Palestinians have right to protest peacefully

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call on Tuesday that he condemned the violence in Gaza, a day after dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli troops. "He expressed his very deep concern about the situation in Gaza, condemned the […]

by June 22, 2018
Report: Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal

Report: Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal

LONDON – Iran will not renegotiate the nuclear deal or negotiate over its missile program, the top advisor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. Ali Akbar Velayati, quoted by Fars news agency, also warned Israel that it would face a “stronger response” if it repeats strikes on Syria. […]

by June 22, 2018
Palestinians hold minute‘s silence in Cannes to protest Gaza deaths

Palestinians hold minute‘s silence in Cannes to protest Gaza deaths

CANNES – Hollywood actor Benicio del Toro joined Palestinians at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday in a demonstration against the Israeli army‘s killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border. Sixty people were killed on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, by Israeli gunfire or tear gas, in what […]

by June 22, 2018
UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Israel violence

UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Israel violence

GENEVA – The 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Friday to debate the deteriorating human rights situation in the Palestinian territories, the UN said on Tuesday. "The special session is being convened per an official request submitted this evening by Palestine […]

by June 22, 2018
Netanyahu again defends response to Gaza protests, blames Hamas

Netanyahu again defends response to Gaza protests, blames Hamas

WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again defended his country‘s response to protests in Gaza and blamed the territory‘s ruling Hamas party for the violence, according to excerpts from a CBS News interview on Tuesday. "They’re pushing civilians – women, children – into the line of fire with a […]

by June 22, 2018
U.S. envoy Haley praises Israel for ‘restraint‘ against Hamas

U.S. envoy Haley praises Israel for ‘restraint‘ against Hamas

UNITED NATIONS – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Israel on Tuesday for showing restraint as Palestinian militant group Hamas "has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy" to Jerusalem. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on recent deadly […]

by June 22, 2018
U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran‘s central bank chief, others

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran‘s central bank chief, others

WASHINGTON – The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran‘s central bank chief, three other individuals and an Iraq-based bank under programs meant to target supporters of global terrorism. In a statement on its website, the US Treasury said it had sanctioned Iran‘s central bank governor Valiollah Seif and […]

by June 22, 2018
Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘PM of apartheid state,‘ offers ‘lesson in humanity‘

Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘PM of apartheid state,‘ offers ‘lesson in humanity‘

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Israel to "read the 10 commandments" for a lesson in humanity on Tuesday, chastising Israel the day after at lest 58 Palestinians were killed by IDF forces. "Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state that has occupied a defenseless people‘s lands for […]

by June 22, 2018
Report: Iran says can resume nuclear activity to much higher level than before 2015 deal

Report: Iran says can resume nuclear activity to much higher level than before 2015 deal

BRUSSELS – Iran is prepared to resume its nuclear program to a much higher level than before a multinational deal was reached in 2015 that curbed the country‘s nuclear work in return for lifting most of the sanctions imposed on Tehran. "We have the capacity and we are ready to […]

by June 22, 2018