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GAZA RESIDENT SET HIMSELF ON FIRE IN PROTEST OVER HAMAS RULE- REPORT, by Hagay Hacohen (J. Post)

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 16, 2019 The man publicly set himself on fire after he was evicted from his flat when he was unable to pay rent. (shades of Tunisia, Jan, 2011, the beginning of the “Arab Spring”….Ed.) Click here for article

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Whatever Happened to Palestinian Democracy? – Hugh Lovatt (Newsweek via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 15, 2019 Whatever Happened to Palestinian Democracy? – Hugh Lovatt (Newsweek) Elections in the Palestinian Authority still seem a distant prospect. The 2006 legislative elections, considered the high point of Palestinian democracy, were supported by most PLO factions and Hamas, and included the West Bank (including east Jerusalem) and Gaza. The vague prospect of future […]

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Where Martin Luther King Really Stood on Israel and the Palestinians – Martin Kramer  (Mosaic via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 18, 2019 Where Martin Luther King Really Stood on Israel and the Palestinians – Martin Kramer On Martin Luther King Day this past January, New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander speculated that King would have been a “critic of Israel’s current policies.” But this view runs up against one inescapable fact: during the twenty years between Israel’s […]

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Hamas cracks down on Gaza protests over cost of living, by AP & Israel Hayom

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 15, 2019 Videos on social media show Hamas forces firing live rounds in the air, beating protesters and hauling them into police cars • Rights groups say Hamas arrested a dozen activists organizing rally in Jabaliya refugee camp under slogan “We want to live.” Click here for brief article

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Netanyahu Spokesman Chides Hamas as Anti-Regime Riots Break Out in Gaza Strip, by Benjamin Kerstein (Algemeiner)

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 14, 2019 Violent riots protesting Hamas’ use of funds gathered for aid to the Gaza Strip took place on Thursday, with protesters beaten by the ruling terror group’s security forces and live rounds used. In response to the protests, Ofir Gendelman, the Israeli prime minister’s Arabic media spokesman, tweeted, “Today it became clear for the […]

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Analysis: Netanyahu Outfoxed Russia, Iran and ISIS With His Cynical, Ruthless Syria Policy, by Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz)

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 (from Ha’aretz no less….Ed.) If Netanyahu has one valid claim to remaining in office, it’s his Syria policy and the fact he was one of the first world leaders to recognize the threat of ISIS Click here for full article

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The Palestinians Don’t Have “a Veto on Progress” – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman interviewed by Lahav Harkov (Washington Examiner via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 14, 2019 The Palestinians Don’t Have “a Veto on Progress” – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman interviewed by Lahav Harkov (Washington Examiner) Referring to the Trump administration’s peace plan, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman explained, “There ought to be a means to get at least closer to a point where the Palestinians have […]

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Palestinian Attempt to Conquer the Temple Mount With Corpses By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (Breading Israel News)

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 You must not let his corpse remain on the stake overnight, but must bury him the same day. For an impaled body is an affront to Hashem: you shall not defile the land that Hashem your God is giving you to possess.” Deuteronomy 21:23 (The Israel Bible™) While the world watches tensions grow […]

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The Failure of Palestinian Nationalism – Dr. Alex Joffe (BESA via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 The Failure of Palestinian Nationalism – Dr. Alex Joffe (BESA Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University) The February 2019 Warsaw Summit, which saw the Israeli PM take his seat beside Arab leaders, was a turning point that signaled the ebbing fortunes of the Palestinian cause. The continuing inability of the Palestinian Authority to build […]

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What about “the Benjamins” Coming from the Gulf States? – Barbara Boland (Spectator via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 What about “the Benjamins” Coming from the Gulf States? – Barbara Boland Do foreign nations and their money influence U.S. policy? Pro-Israel groups spent roughly $5 million on lobbying in 2018. That might sound like a lot of money, until you realize that in 2013, Norway spent $5 million to push U.S. officials […]

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