Israel is a developed state in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Also adjacent are the West Bank to the east and Gaza Strip to the southwest. Israel is the world's only predominantly Jewish state with a population of about 7.4 million people, of whom approximately 5.62 million are Jewish.
Following the birth of political Zionism in 1897 and the Balfour Declaration, the League of Nations granted the United Kingdom the British Mandate of Palestine after World War I, In November 1947 the United Nations decided on partition of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a UN-administered Jerusalem. Partition was accepted by Zionist leaders and lead to the 19471948 War. Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948 and neighboring Arab states attacked the next day.
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News Campus Activist Lindy Mabuya
Addressing the claim of Israel being an "Apartheid State".
J E Andreasen
News Ukraine's Lesson for Israel: 'US Guarantee Worthless'
Gil Ronen for Arutz Sheva
Ex-Minister of Knesset Aryeh Eldad notes that the US and Britain guaranteed Ukraine's security in exchange for nuclear disarming.
Yep! You can take that to the BANK...
J E Andreasen
News Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out Yet
http://original.antiwar.com, Medea Benjamin
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is still one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country, but fortunately, it is starting to lose its iron-clad grip on our policymakers.
News Challenging the Long-Held Notion That Israeli Settlements Are Illegal
Its an almost undisputed consensus in diplomatic circles and much of the media that Israeli settlements are illegal or illegitimate. The truth, however, is that the settlements are neither.
News Israeli Arm Dealers Planned to Breach Iran Embargo
US and Greek authorities foiled an attempt by Israeli-based arm dealers to smuggle spare parts for a fighter jet to Iran via Greece in violation of an international embargo, a newspaper has revealed.
News Over 15,000 People March to Demand Government Allow Building in Jerusalem Suburb
Over 15,000 people participated in a march Thursday to demand that the government allow building in the Mevasseret Adumim area, also known as E1, between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.
J E Andreasen
News 'Israel is not an Occupier'
Ari Soffer for Arutz Sheva
Congressman Trent Franks condemns US administration's 'adversarial' stance towards Israel, says White House has become Iran's 'lobbyist'.
J E Andreasen
News Truman's Doubts on Zionist Palestinian Arrangements
To be sure, Truman had no regrets about Israel after he left office. Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion recounted how when, during a meeting in New York in 1961, he praised the former president for his constant sympathy with our aims in Israel tear
News Israeli PM meets top ministers over boycott threat
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with three of his top(1/8)ministers to discuss ways to deal with the threat of economic boycotts against Israel, media reported Monday.
News Top Israel Lobby Group Loses Battle on Iran, But War Not Over
http://original.antiwar.com, by Jim Lobe
Eight years ago, Stephen Rosen, then a top official at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and well-known around Washington for his aggressiveness, hawkish views, and political smarts, was asked by Jeffrey Goldberg of the New Yorker
News The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism
antiwar.com, by Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon
Since its founding six years ago, J Street has emerged as a major Jewish organization under the banner "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace."
News Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State is like saying the US is a White State
http://www.juancole.com, By Juan Cole
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is adding a fifth demand to his negotiations with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas: That the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
News Reality Check: Feiglin may be controversial, but he doesnt jump on any bandwagon
http://www.jpost.com, By JEFF BARAK
Far-right Likud MK Moshe Feiglin is one of the most dangerous men in Israeli politics.
Headlines: Reality Check: Feiglin may be controversial, but he doesnt jump on any bandwagon -- Harper in Israel -- Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State is like saying the US is a White State -- Seeds of Doubt -- The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism -- Top Israel Lobby Group Loses Battle on Iran, But War Not Over -- New York's Zionist Mayor -- Remembering Shulamit Aloni -- A New Year Just Like the Old Year -- Israel's Secret Nuclear Program -- State Dept Assures Israel: War Likely if Iran Talks Fail -- Free Expression on Trial in Israel -- EU Ambassador Warns Israel of Isolation if Talks Fail -- Israeli PM meets top ministers over boycott threat -- A "War Process" Not a "Peace Process": On US Military Aid to Israel -- Racist Israeli Rabbis -- Truman's Doubts on Zionist Palestinian Arrangements -- 'Israel is not an Occupier' -- Over 15,000 People March to Demand Government Allow Building in Jerusalem Suburb -- Israeli Arm Dealers Planned to Breach Iran Embargo -- Challenging the Long-Held Notion That Israeli Settlements Are Illegal -- Israel Bombs Syrian/Lebanese Border -- Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out Yet -- Ukraine's Lesson for Israel: 'US Guarantee Worthless' -- Campus Activist Lindy Mabuya -- Palestinians See Netanyahus AIPAC Speech as End to Peace Talks --