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Readers’ Blog: BDS will have no effect on the Israeli economy by Clive Hyman (Irish Examiner)

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  BDS, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 No. Will it persuade Israel to change its policies vis à vis the Palestinians? No. Will it make the members of your parliament feel good about themselves? Probably. So in essence, this is simply the political equivalent of masturbation. The real effect, if this were enacted, could be unemployment for Palestinians who […]

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Photos: Unfinished Palestinian Parliament a Grim Symbol – Dusan Vranic (AP via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  History, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 13, 2018 Photos: Unfinished Palestinian Parliament a Grim Symbol – Dusan Vranic (AP) The would-be Palestinian parliament is empty, a glum reminder of what might have been. Pigeons have covered the unused plenum hall with thick layers of droppings. Construction began in 1996 in Abu Dis, just outside Jerusalem city limits, as Israel and the […]

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Arab Community Leader Determined to Run in Jerusalem Municipal Election – Khaled Abu Toameh (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Arab Community Leader Determined to Run in Jerusalem Municipal Election – Khaled Abu Toameh Ramadan Dabash, an east Jerusalem community leader who has formed an Arab list to run in the upcoming Jerusalem Municipality election, said Wednesday he is determined to proceed despite PLO secretary-general Saeb Erekat’s recent call to boycott the election. “Who is […]

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Israel Urges UN Environmental Advocate to Condemn Hamas Arson Attacks(Algemeiner via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 13, 2018 Israel Urges UN Environmental Advocate to Condemn Hamas Arson Attacks(Algemeiner) Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Thursday wrote to deputy secretary-general of the UN Amina Mohammed, a top UN official known for her strong advocacy on environmental protection. “For over one hundred days, Hamas terrorists…have used arson kites and other aerial delivery […]

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MUST READ: COLUMN ONE: A GLIMPSE OF EUROPE’S TRUE FACE, by Caroline B. Gick (J. Post)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  dhimmitude, friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 The time has come for Israel to finally stop taking European rhetoric seriously. Click here for full article

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Why Do Palestinian Leaders Oppose Helping Their People? by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 Mahmoud Abbas and his West Bank-based government seek to prolong the suffering of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. They want the international community to continue to believe that Israel is responsible for the ongoing, intense suffering of the Palestinians. They are hoping to use the crisis there to pursue their campaign […]

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Gazans are fleeing to Turkey if they can, by Muhammad Shehada (Ha’aretz via Israpundit)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 Hamas persistently downplays the escalating flight of Gaza’s professionals, but Gaza’s best and brightest are intent on escape, and Turkey is their favored destination. But there’s a bitter twist. Click here for full article

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Israel’s Active Defense Campaign in Syria – Yaakov Lappin (BESA via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 Israel’s Active Defense Campaign in Syria – Yaakov Lappin (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University) Iran injected its Revolutionary Guards forces into Syria, where they proceeded to build drone, missile, and infantry bases. Iran hoped to set up naval and air force bases on Syrian soil as well, in addition to flooding the […]

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Economics Won’t Help. The Palestinians Will Continue with Terror Attacks – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 Economics Won’t Help. The Palestinians Will Continue with Terror Attacks – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser American spokesmen, led by presidential advisor Jared Kushner, emphasize the huge economic benefits awaiting the Palestinians if they adopt the new U.S. peace plan. However, the Palestinians carry out terror attacks out of ideological motives, and most of […]

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Balancing dangers and opportunities, by Isi Leibler (Israel Hayom)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 Click here for full article

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