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The True Enemies of the Palestinians by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2017 The agreement makes no reference to Hamas’s security control over the Gaza Strip. This means that Hamas and its armed wing, Ezaddin Al-Qassam, will remain the main “law-enforcers” in the Gaza Strip. The idea that Hamas would allow Mahmoud Abbas’s security forces to return to the Gaza Strip is pure illusion. There […]

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Settlers/settlements in Judea & Samaria (HonestReporting)

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2017 The Washington Institute is compiling a web site tracking every Israeli settlement in the West Bank, including satellite imagery and population statistics. While the information is not yet completely posted, some interesting details have already come to light: Of the some 600,000 settlers who live outside Israel’s internationally recognized borders (including in parts of Jerusalem), just […]

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Tortured by the PA for foiling terror, Palestinian finds remedy in Israeli court, by Dov Lieber (TOI)

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2017 Former Shin Bet agent Walid, one of 52 men who won an unprecedented lawsuit against Ramallah over horrific abuse in West Bank jails, recounts a nightmarish story of captivity Click here for article

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Iran-Backed Hizbullah’s New Strength – Sulome Anderson (NBC) with link to related article by the Economist

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2017 Iran-Backed Hizbullah’s New Strength – Sulome Anderson Hizbullah has emerged from the Syrian conflict stronger and more powerful than ever, thanks to a steady stream of funds and advanced weaponry from its patron, Iran. At the behest of Iran, Hizbullah has been training thousands of Shiite militiamen in Iraq and Yemen, spreading its […]

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Netanyahu & Sisi meet in New York (summaries of 2 articles from TOI by Daily Alert, with links)

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2017 Netanyahu Meets with Egyptian President Sissi in New York – Raphael Ahren and Alexander Fulbright Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York for “a comprehensive discussion about the problems of the region,” the Prime Minister’s Office said. The hour-and-a-half-long meeting was the first public meeting between the […]

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Prominent Muslim cleric issues decree against Israeli curriculum, by Yori Yalon (Israel Hayom)

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2017 “We will never allow the illegal Israeli curriculum to be learned,” former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Ekrima Sabri states • Jerusalem mayor: He does not have students’ best interests at heart • Poll: 48% of Arab east Jerusalem parents prefer Israeli curriculum. Click here for full article

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Palestinians Imprison Journalists for Exposing Corruption by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2017 Harb’s ordeal began in June 2016, when she published an investigative report that disclosed how Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) were using medical care to blackmail Palestinian patients. Her report exposed how some physicians and Hamas and PA officials were demanding bribes in return for issuing permits to patients to leave […]

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Iraqi Jewish Archive Must Not Be Returned – Dr. Edy Cohen (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2017 Iraqi Jewish Archive Must Not Be Returned – Dr. Edy Cohen In 2003, American forces in Baghdad discovered an archive of thousands of photos, documents and books pertaining to Iraqi Jewry in the waterlogged basement of the Iraqi security services’ building. To save the archive, the U.S. military secured the permission of the […]

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Hijacking the Laws of Occupation Amb. Alan Baker (JCPA via Mosaic)

By   /  September 17, 2017  /  History, hypocricy, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 3, 2017 There are 40 or more ongoing conflict and occupation situations throughout the world, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Western Sahara, East Timor, East Congo, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, and the Crimea. Curiously, these situations, which involve extensive transfer of people in order to settle in the occupied territory, are rarely seen by the international […]

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Human Rights Watch Makes Up International Law for Israel — Yet Again (EoZ via Algemeiner)

By   /  September 17, 2017  /  hypocricy, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2017 Click here for article

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