Israel: The Old-New Jewish Democracy
Women in Israel have exactly the same rights as men. No other Middle Eastern country offers women fully equal rights.
Everyone in Israel is free to practice their religion and worship their God. No other Middle Eastern country offers similar religious protections.
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100 Years Since the Balfour Declaration
On Yom Kippur UNESCO Rewrites the Christian Bible by Denying the Jews' Link to the Temple Mount
But Here's How Islam Got Involved with the Jews' Temple Mount
What is really inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
Why is there no money for electricity in the Palestinian Authority? Because it is giving 20% of its foreign aid as salaries to terrorists in Israeli jails.
"Hamas believes that no part of the land of Palestine shall be compromised or conceded, irrespective of the causes, the circumstances and the pressures and no matter how long the occupation lasts. Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.
However, without compromising its rejection of the Zionist entity and without relinquishing any Palestinian rights, Hamas considers the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of the 4th of June 1967, with the return of the refugees and the displaced to their homes from which they were expelled, to be a formula of national consensus."
International Legal Issues Related to the Judea, Samaria and BDS
PM Netanyahu says the litmus test for peace is the Palestinian Authority's repealing its law that rewards terrorists and their families financially.
Over the past 7 years, $16.3 billion has been donated to the Palestinians. Here's what they've done with it.
Making Terrorism Pay--Iran is offering the family of every Palestinian terrorist $7,000.
Israel Remains Committed to the Two-State Solution
As PM Netanyahu said on June 9, 2015:
"I remain committed to a solution of two states for two peoples as I said at Bar-Ilan [University]. I said in Bar-Ilan the solution as I see it is a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state. These are not conditions for entering the talks. I place no conditions. But these are the foundations of an enduring peace between us and the Palestinians, assuming the region will not be swept by these larger forces.
The Palestinians expect us to recognize a Palestinian nation-state but they won't recognize a Jewish nation-state. A Jewish nation-state for the Jewish people with full rights for all the non-Jews that live here. I wish I could say the same for the Palestinians."
And What Do the Palestinians Say?
And Hamas builds a children's army to wage terror
Latest News from Israel in English
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65 Ways Israel is Saving the Planet
MASHAV--Making A Difference
Timeline of Israeli Innovations
--Countering the Campaign against Israel's Legitimacy
--The Truth About the Peace Process
--Rights of Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People
Maps of 1,000 underground
bunkers and hidden weapons
storage facilities built by
Hezbollah in South Lebanon
--US residents: Ask Walmart to stop selling "End the Israeli Occupation" t-shirts. Use the feedback link at the bottom of https://www.walmart.com/
--Sign the petition demanding that the Washington Post correct its inaccurate articles and provide fair reporting about Israel.
--Contact the EU Ambassador in Israel with questions and comments.
--Say No to the UN's anti-Israel bigotry.
--UK residents: Ask the UK to stop funding the Palestinian Authority's payment of a monthly salary to convicted terrorists in jail.
--Ask Facebook to remove sites that incite violence, racism and hatred by going to the site and clicking on "report page" on the right.
--Let the BBC know what you think of their news coverage
--Sign up for action alerts from CAMERA at webalerts at camera.org
--How to check to see if a photo is current
--Correcting the New York Times
COGAT: Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories
Embassy of Israel - Washington D.C.
Embassy of Israel, London
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jerusalem – Capital of Israel
Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
Prime Minister's Office
The Central Bureau of Statistics
Statistics on Terror Attacks
For legal issues, check the IDF's Military Advocate General