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The True-State Solution, by Daniel J. Arbess (WSJ)

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 2, 2019 Follow the map the British drew in 1922, which put Arab and Jewish Palestine across the Jordan River. The Trump administration has offered tantalizing clues about its forthcoming “Deal of the Century” for Mideast peace. It could be a bold new concept—replacing the failed “two-state solution” with a Jordan-Israel confederacy, in which […]

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Israel Has Not Disenfranchised the Arabs – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Peter Lerner (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 1, 2019  /  Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 1, 2018 Israel Has Not Disenfranchised the Arabs – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Peter Lerner Anti-Israel activists have claimed that as Israel once again heads for elections, millions of Palestinians are disenfranchised. That claim is false. Ever since the Oslo Accords, 98% of the Palestinian population in the territories enjoys self-governance. They have a Palestinian Legislative Council […]

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Pakistan Earned U.S. Designation as “Country of Particular Concern” by Kaswar Klasra (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2018 “Occupations deemed as ‘dirty’ and ‘shameful’ are reserved for Christians, and many believers are victims of bonded labor. Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws target religious minorities but affect Christians the most…”. — Open Doors. “Christians continue to be killed for accusations of blasphemy, as well as for their low status in society. In […]

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Israeli Democracy Defies Being Pigeonholed (Daled Amos via EoZ)

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2018 With the passing of its Nation-State Law this year, the issue of Israel as a democracy continues to be a topic of debate, and at times becomes even more pointed. But this week we were reminded that for all the debate and the claims that Israel was revealing its fascist colors, Israeli democracy […]

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EoZTV: Answering IfNotNow

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Dec. 28, 2018 I’ll try to summarize: IfNotNow’s example questions are: The first question presupposes that there is a capital O “Occupation.” From the perspective of international law, this is not true. The definition of “occupation” comes from Hague Convention of 1907: Territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of […]

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29,600 Jews Moved to Israel in 2018 – Judy Maltz (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  incitement, Israel, stats  /  No Comments

Dec. 28, 2018 29,600 Jews Moved to Israel in 2018 – Judy Maltz (Ha’aretz) 29,600 Jews moved to Israel in 2018, an increase of 5% over 2017. 10,500 immigrants from Russia arrived, an increase of 45%, while 6,500 came from Ukraine, down 9%. Aliyah from North America totaled 3,250, down 10%. Aliya from France totaled 2,600, […]

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What Bret Stephens Missed About Trump and Israel, by Ira Stoll (Algemeiner)

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2018 “Donald Trump Is Bad For Israel,” is the headline of Bret Stephens’ column in The New York Times on Thursday. “Consider the Trump presidency from a purely Israeli standpoint,” Stephens writes. Click here for full article

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Victory is within reach, by Dr. Haim Shine (JNS)

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 26, 2018 It is very difficult for the Left to be able to do well in elections in the absence of serious leadership. Labor party leader Avi Gabbay and Zionist Union head Tzipi Livni, both individually and as a team, are incapable of convincing Israelis of their ability to contend with the challenges Israel […]

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Israel’s Version of Democracy Is in Good Health – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 25, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 25, 2018 Israel’s Version of Democracy Is in Good Health – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg) Israel now ranks 30th out of 167 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual survey of national democracies. It is sandwiched between France and Belgium. The Economist calls these “flawed democracies,” a designation that also include the United States. Since 2009, Israel has moved up […]

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Is ‘East Jerusalem’ Palestinian Territory? – Avi Bell (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 21, 2018 Is “East Jerusalem” Palestinian Territory? – Avi Bell What country has legal sovereignty over Jerusalem? Israel’s answer is well-grounded in international law: the State of Israel. The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) answer is contemptuous of international law. In a lawsuit against the U.S. at the International Court of Justice in The Hague over […]

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