Today, we sit down for a candid conversation with Israel’s deputy consul general to the Midwest, Shahar Arieli.Shahar explains why the Israeli government is relocating 30,000 Arab Bedouins from their unrecognized villages in southern Israel to recognized settlements.
Last month, the Israeli government approved a plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouins from their unrecognized villages in southern Israel to settlements recognized by the state. We hear from Israeli citizens, both Arab and Jewish, who believe the move will have negative consequences.
Relations between Turkey and Israel are at an all-time low. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won’t restore normal relations with the Israelis until he receives an official apology for last year’s attack on a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.
The Greek Coast Guard on Friday intercepted a boat with Illinois protesters heading to the Gaza Strip. Greece reportedly announced it was banning vessels to Gaza from leaving Greek ports. The boat, called the Audacity of Hope, would have helped form a flotilla planned to challenge Israel’s
Religious leaders in Chicago are reacting to President Barack Obama's foreign policy speech on Thursday. Islamic and Jewish organizations in Chicago praised the speech overall, but disagreed over Mr. Obama's tone toward Palestine and Israel.