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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)

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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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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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HAMAS ANNOUNCES PALESTINIAN UNITY DEAL WITH RIVAL FATAH (J. Post)

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

BY REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF, OCTOBER 12, 2017 The two groups met in Cairo Thursday afternoon. “Fatah and Hamas reached an agreement at dawn today upon a generous Egyptian sponsorship.” Click here for article

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Viewing Enemy Regimes as They Are, Not as We Wish They Were by Peter Huessy (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 10, 2017 Experience has shown that soft rhetoric and so-called “smart diplomacy” have served only to enable North Korea and Iran to produce more nuclear weapons and better ballistic missiles. Not only has the International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE) been prevented from monitoring Iranian compliance, but it is not pushing the issue for fear […]

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CNN and Qatar Airways: Taking Fake News to New Heights by Bruce Bawer (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 10, 2017 For many years, commercial time on CNN International has been filled largely with advertisements for the tourist boards and state-owned airlines of various Muslim countries. Given CNN’s unusually friendly coverage of these countries, and its disinclination to mention Islam when covering such topics as jihadist terrorism and immigrant crime in Europe, it […]

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