Links: Israeli Current Events
The sites below contain information relevant to "hot issues" in the news. A general list of Israel-related sites is also available.
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Petitions for a United Jerusalem
Palestinians Educate Their Children for War
Israel Prepares for Arab Violence
July - September, 2000
- Settlers Raising Funds to Buy Arms (The Jerusalem Post, September 12, 2000): Settlers are collecting millions of dollars in donations to purchase military and rescue equipment in preparation for a possible outbreak of violence if the peace talks fail. The equipment is being purchased in full coordination with the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).
- IDF Preparing for the Worst in Gaza (The Jerusalem Post, July 10, 2000): Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip are preparing for large-scale conflict with the IDF should the peace talks flounder.
Wakf Destruction on the Temple Mount
- The Islamic Wakf is currently conducting massive construction on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest place. The enormous archeological importance and religious significance of this site, along with Israeli law, have been ignored as bulldozers and other heavy equipment are being used for the work.
- Click here for more information.
- Click here to sign the petition against the destruction.
Israel's 50th Anniversary
Independence Day 1998
- Israel's Foreign Ministry
presents documents and exhibits about Israel's 50th, including the text of Israel's
Declaration of Independence and links to commemorative sites in Israel and abroad.
- "State of Israel Is Born" read
the banner headline of the Palestine Post - now the Jerusalem Post. This
commemorative edition is available on the web.
Jewish Extremist Jailed for "Muhammed/Pig" Poster
- Tatiana Soskin
Web Page describes the case of the Jewish woman sentenced to imprisonment
in January 1998 for distributing a poster portraying the Muslim prophet Mohammed
as a pig.
Construction in Jerusalem
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