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UNRWA Must Evolve or Dissolve, Says Former Senior Agency Official – Ellie Rudee (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  double standards, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 UNRWA Must Evolve or Dissolve, Says Former Senior Agency Official – Ellie Rudee “Direct pressure” by donors is the most likely way to induce UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, to change, former UNRWA general counsel James Lindsay told JNS last week. Lindsay said that only 10% of UNRWA’s current budget goes to basic, […]

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What the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Means for the Kurds – and for Israel – Yossi Alpher (The Forward via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Human Rights, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 What the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Means for the Kurds – and for Israel – Yossi Alpher President Trump is consistent about keeping American forces out of conflicts in the Middle East. He wants U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. The game of abandoning the Kurds has been going on for a […]

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Trump did not betray the Kurds, by Caroline B. Glick (Israel Hayom)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 The US has neither major influence in Syria nor an interest in confronting Turkey to protect the Kurds. Trump avoided war with Turkey this week and began extracting America from an open-ended commitment to the Kurds it never made. Click here for full article

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Gilead Resembles an Islamic Theocracy, not Trump’s America by Phyllis Chesler (Quillette via M.E. Forum)

By   /  October 8, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 2, 2019 Margaret Atwood, whose work I have long admired, is now being hailed as a prophet. It is quite the phenomenon. According to the pundits, Atwood’s 1985 work, The Handmaid’s Tale, which Mary McCarthy once savaged, and the recently-published 2019 sequel, The Testaments, are dystopias which aptly describe the contemporary climate change crisis, toxic environments, the […]

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How the Syrian War Shifted Attitudes towards Arab-Israeli Rapprochement – Hadeel Oueis (Washington Inst. for Near East Policy via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 8, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 8, 2019 How the Syrian War Shifted Attitudes towards Arab-Israeli Rapprochement – Hadeel Oueis (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) The Syrian civil war has slowly shifted the dynamic of who is considered an “enemy” in the Arab world. The war has reinforced the conviction of a broad group of Arab governments and peoples that […]

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Book Review: “I Am Not A Spy,” the adventures of a Zionist Jew in the Arab world (EoZ)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, books, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 6, 2019 I met Michael Bassin this past week. He is a super-nice, friendly, outgoing guy, and he told me about a book he wrote about his adventures in the Arab world and later in the IDF. If I hadn’t met him in person, I wouldn’t have believed the stories in the book. And […]

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The Zionist Movement Did Not Seek to Dispossess the Palestinian Arabs – Efraim Karsh (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  books, History, Human Rights, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2019 The Zionist Movement Did Not Seek to Dispossess the Palestinian Arabs – Efraim Karsh (Wall Street Journal) David Ben-Gurion’s stature as Israel’s founding father would seem to be eminently secure, given his crucial, perhaps indispensable, role in salvaging the Jewish people from political oblivion and reinstating it in its ancestral homeland. Tom Segev’s A […]

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PA Removes Mention of Agreements with Israel from Textbooks – Elior Levy (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  incitement, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2019 PA Removes Mention of Agreements with Israel from Textbooks – Elior Levy (Ynet News) The Palestinian Authority removed all trace of agreements signed with Israel from its textbooks. The only agreement still mentioned is the 1993 Oslo accords, but even those are mentioned less favorably and in less detail than in earlier versions […]

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The EU Demonstrates a Distinct Political Bias Against Israel – Amb. Alan Baker (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 4, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 4, 2019 The EU Demonstrates a Distinct Political Bias Against Israel – Amb. Alan Baker (Jerusalem Post) European Union Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Susanna Terstal, writing in the Jerusalem Post on Sep. 21, evidently believes that incessant repetition of the phrase “two-state solution” adds some element of legitimacy and feasibility to the idea. […]

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Summaries of 3 articles on violence in the Arab world, by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  October 4, 2019  /  Arabs, International, Islam, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 4, 2019 The Arab World Can’t Blame All of Its Problems on the West – Hussain Abdul-Hussain In August, a Palestinian woman, Israa Ghrayeb, 21, was beaten to death. Three of her male relatives have since been charged with her murder. Her apparent “crime” was to post a video of herself having dinner with her […]

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