Members of the Israeli left-wing organization 'Two States, One Homeland' were attacked by Palestinians Wednesday night in the Palestinian city of Ramallah after they came to participate in a post-Ramadan Iftar feast.
Security personnel for the US consul-general of Jerusalem asked a Jewish New York official, on a visit to Ramallah, to remove his yarmulke (skullcap), a symbol of his Jewish identity. He adamantly refused.
Leading bookseller Steimatzky seemingly bowed to Islamic pressure, canceling its sales promotion of the latest Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting Mohammed. Some Israeli politicians pointedly defended freedom of expression.