The News From Israel

08.17.12

Iran, Iftar, and Israel

"This was an attempt to murder little children. Had it been the other way around, and the attack would have targeted Israelis, they would have sealed off the entire area and not allowed Palestinian vehicles to pass."
--Yusuf, a relative of the Palestinian family injured when a Jew threw a Molotov cocktail firebomb on a Palestinian taxi.

  • Poll: Most Israelis oppose attack on Iran nuclear facilities - Survey conducted by Israel Democracy Institute and TAU Mediation and Conflict Resolution program finds only 27% of Jewish Israeli support strike, and most think it's unlikely Israel will soon attack. (Agencies, Haaretz)
  • Facebook orders removal of Hezbollah pages - Decision to ban Hezbollah and its Al-Manar television station stems from Facebook's policy against terror incitement and hate propagation. Both Google and Apple have recently removed Al-Manar apps from their products. (Israel Hayom)
  • Border Police fires rubber bullet at Palestinian peace activist's car in West Bank  - Car windshield of the Palestinian co-director of Radio All For Peace in Ramallah was shattered; Israel Border Police apologizes, says 'severe riots' took place nearby. (Haaretz)
  • Arab youth injured in quarrel with Jewish youth in Jerusalem - Arab youth was severely wounded after he was beaten by Jewish youth, according to witnesses. Police searching for suspects. Witness: "They yelled 'death to Arabs'...then beat him to a pulp." (NRG Hebrew)
  • Jews and Muslims break bread together at iftar feast - Vered Guttman had the honor of preparing a bountiful post-Ramadan day meal hosted by Israeli Ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren. (Haaretz)

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