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Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis Is Fake News By Prof. Hillel Frisch (BESA)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun.20, 2017 that it is wallowing in poverty and forever on the verge of a humanitarian crisis as a result of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade. But indicators such as life expectancy, growth in imports, and electricity demand suggest that the Gazan standard of living is rising, not declining. If a genuine humanitarian crisis were […]

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Why ISIS Fears Israel, by Graham Allison (National Interest)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 8, 2016 IN THE wake of the Orlando and Istanbul attacks, President Obama reiterated his determination to “destroy” ISIS by executing a strategy that combines air strikes, American special-operations units and support for local ground forces. Both of the candidates campaigning to succeed him insist that the United States must do more: Donald Trump […]

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Israel Facilitates Palestinian Prayer on Temple Mount (Youtube)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Good works, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 20, 2017 Click here for 1 1/2 min. video

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Blair: Time to Break from Previous Peacemaking “Theology” – Herb Keinon (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 22, 2017 Blair: Time to Break from Previous Peacemaking “Theology” – Herb Keinon Former British Prime Minister and Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair advocated a wider regional approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the Herzliya Conference on Wednesday. Blair called for a step-by step political process where confidence is built over time. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: How Reporting From Israel Changed My Worldview Forever,by Hunter Stuart (HonestReporting)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  International, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 22, 2017 It was immediately obvious to me that most of these organizations wanted news that would highlight the suffering of Palestinians and lay the blame on Israel for that suffering. As Matti Friedman, a former editor at the Associated Press’s Jerusalem bureau, wrote in The Atlantic in 2014, the news media views “the […]

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WHAT’S THE SECRET BEHIND THE AMAZON BESTSELLER ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE PALESTINIANS? BYJOY BERNARD (J. Post)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  books, History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 21, 2017 Sometimes it’s really important not to judge a book by its cover. Click here for article

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Why Israel is saving Syrian rebels, by Terry Glavin (Macleans via Mosaic)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Good works, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 20, 2017 ‘All my life I was told Israel is my enemy. But only Israel is our friend,’ says one fighter from a hospital in Tzfat. Click here for full article

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The UN Security Council Resolution on Settlements Lays the Groundwork for Palestinian Lawfare, ?by Joshua Halpern (Harvard Law Review via Mosaic)

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jun. 22, 2017 In December, the U.S. declined to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and therefore allowed it to pass. The resolution declares it illegal for Jews to build homes or live in territory acquired during the 1967 war. It could, argues Joshua Halpern, provide a legal basis for litigation against Israel in the […]

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Turkey aims to tighten Muslim grip on Temple Mount, by Nadav Shragai (Israel Hayom)

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 21, 2017 Ankara is reportedly pouring millions of dollars into east Jerusalem, the Old City and the Temple Mount in a concerted effort to position itself as a Muslim power in the city • As Turkey attempts to restore Ottoman glory, Jordan’s influence is waning. Click here for full article

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Haley Calls for UN to Designate Hamas as Terrorist Organization (U.S. Mission to the UN via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news, Terrorism, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jun. 21, 2017 Haley Calls for UN to Designate Hamas as Terrorist Organization (U.S. Mission to the UN) U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Security Council on Tuesday: “Hamas is one of these forces of terror that yet again showed its true colors to the world earlier this month. It is a terrorist organization […]

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