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Silence Me? Stand at the End of the Queue! by Rahell Raza (Clarion Project)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Oct. 12, 2017 …”Am I anti-Muslim if I call for separation of mosque and state? Am I anti-Muslim if I call for a halt to honor-based violence against women, which includes female genital mutilation (rampant in the West), forced and underage marriages and honor killings?”… Click here for full article

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Egypt Wanted Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal – Avi Issacharoff (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2017 Egypt Wanted Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal – Avi Issacharoff If indeed, Thursday’s agreement actually goes into effect, and responsibility for the Gaza border crossings is transferred to the PA, the Gaza economic situation would likely improve dramatically. For a start, there’ll no longer be a blockade on the Egyptian border. Gazans will be free to come […]

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Israelis, Palestinians “Celebrate Coexistence” in West Bank Sukka (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2017 Israelis, Palestinians “Celebrate Coexistence” in West Bank Sukka (Times of Israel) A year after a similar event landed four Palestinians in a Palestinian Authority jail, over 30 Palestinians joined dozens of Israelis as guests at the sukka of Efrat mayor Oded Revivi “to celebrate coexistence.” The Palestinian participants were not identified in order […]

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Iran Believes It Can Deceive the West – Yair Lapid (The Atlantic via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2017 Iran Believes It Can Deceive the West – Yair Lapid Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s article in The Atlantic this week is full of lies, distortions, and half-truths. Iran didn’t improve the accuracy of its missiles to avoid “civilian or non-combatant deaths” (I had to read that sentence twice to believe he wrote it), but rather to […]

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UNIFIL Has Become a Fig Leaf for Hizbullah’s Military Deployment in Southern Lebanon – Lt.-Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi and Christina Hen (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2017 UNIFIL Has Become a Fig Leaf for Hizbullah’s Military Deployment in Southern Lebanon – Lt.-Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi and Christina Hen (Jerusalem Post) According to Israeli assessments, 40,000 to 50,000 rockets targeting Israel are hidden inside or under the Shi’ite villages in southern Lebanon by Hizbullah in violation of UN Security Council Resolution […]

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Fatah and Hamas Sign New Reconciliation Agreement – Elior Levy (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2017 Fatah and Hamas Sign New Reconciliation Agreement – Elior Levy The reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas signed on Thursday in Cairo is their third in the past six years. The parties decided that a unity government headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas will be responsible for Gaza’s electricity, road construction, sewage, education, welfare, and […]

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US, Israel to exit UNESCO over agency’s anti-Israel bias, by Shlomo Cesana & agencies (Israel Hayom)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 13, 2017 “I welcome President Trump’s decision to exit UNESCO. This is a brave and moral decision because UNESCO has become a theater of the absurd. Instead of preserving history it distorts it,” PM Netanyahu says • U.S.’s decision to take effect Dec. 31, 2018. Click here for full article

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COLUMN ONE: TRUMP AND OBAMA’S THIRD TERM, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post)

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 5, 2017 The problem is that substantively, there is no real difference between Obama and Trump, not in the Middle East and not anywhere. Click here for full article

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Palestinian Normalization — With Hamas, Not Israel by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2017 The most widespread conspiracy theory, which has been floating around for decades and can be heard in almost every coffee shop on the streets of Cairo, Amman, Ramallah and Beirut, is that Zionist Jews, together with American capitalists and imperialists, have a secret plan to take control over the Arab and Islamic […]

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Excellent Article: REFLECTING ON THE ‘O’ WORD: THE MANY SIDES OF THE ‘OCCUPATION’ By Ron Csillag (CJN)

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2017 …”in order for the Fourth Geneva Convention to apply at all, there has to be both an occupying and occupied power — and both have to be sovereign states, according to Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas. “There is no state which claims sovereignty over the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem,””… […]

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