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 Behind the Headlines

  • Behind the Headlines: Terrorist attack in Jerusalem synagogue

    18 Nov 2014
    In the latest in a series of Palestinian terrorist attacks, Palestinian terrorists massacred innocent Jews at prayer, motivated by intensive Palestinian incitement to hatred, violence and terrorism against Israelis.
  • Behind the Headlines: Jerusalem's Temple Mount

    17 Nov 2014
    The Israeli authorities have sought to contain attempts to escalate the situation on the Temple Mount while protecting Muslim sensitivities and freedom of worship. Israel has no intention of changing the status quo.
  • Behind the Headlines: The situation in Jerusalem

    05 Nov 2014
    The Palestinians have carried out three terrorist attacks in Jerusalem in less than two weeks and instigated numerous riots on the Temple Mount. Incitement and the glorification of terrorists have played an important role in triggering the violence.
  • Behind the Headlines: The situation on Jerusalem's Temple Mount

    03 Nov 2014
    The Government of Israel is committed to maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and will oppose all proposals to change it. It is the Palestinian rioters themselves who are defiling the al-Aqsa Mosque by using it as a base for attacks.
  • Behind the Headlines: Terror attack in Jerusalem

    26 Oct 2014
    The terrorist attack was carried out by 21-year-old Abd el-Rahman Shaloudi, a 21-year-old Palestinian from Silwan, who made no secret of his support for Hamas, posting messages and video clips about the terrorist organization on his Facebook page.
  • Behind the headlines: The Human Rights Council commission of inquiry on Gaza

    07 Sep 2014
    Instead of investigating Hamas' deliberate attacks on Israeli civilians and the use of Palestinian civilians as human shields, the UN decided to "investigate" Israel, a democracy exercising its legitimate right of self-defense.
  • Behind the headlines: Israel accepts Egyptian ceasefire

    27 Aug 2014
    Israel accepted the Egyptian ceasefire proposal from the start. Because of the military pressure Israel put on Hamas in recent days, Hamas accepted the same ceasefire proposal it previously rejected.
  • Behind the headlines: Similarities between Hamas and ISIS

    26 Aug 2014
    Both terrorist organizations view jihad and suicide attacks as primary tools. Both terrorist organizations persecute and oppress non-Muslim minorities. Both organizations execute people who are suspected of supporting their opponents.
  • Behind the headlines: The myth of an Israeli siege on Gaza

    17 Aug 2014
    Hamas would like the world to believe that it launched its rockets at Israeli cities and towns in an attempt to "end the siege." Nothing could be farther from the truth.
  • Operation Protective Edge - Q&A

    14 Aug 2014
    The main objective of Operation Protective Edge is to re-establish stability and quiet for the citizens of Israel. Israel cannot accept a reality in which millions of its citizens are subject to the whims of radical Islamic terrorist organizations.
 
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