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U.N. Vote Rebukes U.S. for Jerusalem Move (graphic of how each country voted)

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Dec. 21, 2017 At UN, nations defy Trump and pass Jerusalem resolution with large majority Non-binding General Assembly motion condemning US recognition of holy city as Israel’s capital passes 128-9, with 35 abstaining and 21 no-shows By RAPHAEL AHREN, Dec. 21, 2017 from: https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-nations-defy-trump-and-pass-jerusalem-resolution-with-large-majority/  

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The US Embassy Move to Jerusalem vs. The “Peace Process” by Denis MacEoin (Gatestone Inst.)

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

Dec. 19, 2017 The Palestinians do not want peace. They want victory, a victory that will lead to the elimination of Israel and the expulsion of the Jews. The 1968 charter of the PLO has never been changed, despite decades of promises that it would be modified. Although secular in character, it advances much the […]

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The Jerusalem conflict is all Barack Obama’s fault, by Alan Dershowitz (Washington Examiner)

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2017 The U.S. acted properly in vetoing a misguided U.N. Security Council resolution designed to undo President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. First, it is beyond the jurisdiction of the United Nations to tell a sovereign nation what it can and cannot recognize. If Turkey, for example, were … Click here for […]

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Summaries of 5 articles about Israel’s capital, by Daily Alert

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2017 Haley: “The U.S. Will Be Taking Names” When UN Votes on Jerusalem Decision – Max Greenwood Ahead of a UN General Assembly vote this week on a resolution urging the Trump administration to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wrote Tuesdayon Twitter: “At the UN […]

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Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Is Good for Peace. Britain Should Do So Too – Israeli Ambassador to the UK Mark Regev (Telegraph-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  double standards, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 18, 2017 Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Is Good for Peace. Britain Should Do So Too – Israeli Ambassador to the UK Mark Regev (Telegraph-UK) The Oxford English Dictionary defines a “capital” as “the city or town that functions as the seat of government and administrative center of a country.” Jerusalem meets this definition exactly as the […]

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The ties that bind Jerusalem, by MATTI FRIEDMAN (Globe & Mail via HonestReporting)

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  apartheid, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 15, 2017 …”the impression that Jerusalem is a violent place, but that’s misleading. If you count every single violent fatality reported here this year in this city of 860,000 – not just political violence but apolitical homicides, too – the number is 27. That’s 27 too many, obviously. But it’s worth pointing out that 27 […]

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Fatah calls for violence: “Strap on your weapon”, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik (PMW)

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  incitement, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 17, 2017 “#Rage_for_Jerusalem l #Rage_for_Al-Aqsa_Mosque” Click here for article & photo of poster

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What Trump Does Not Yet Understand: The Arabs and Muslims are Incapable of Accepting Israel as the Jewish State by Dr. Mordechai Kedar

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  History, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 15, 2017 Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city aroused, unsurprisingly, a massive wave of opposition in the Arab and Islamic world for two main reasons – one religious and one nationalist. The religious reason is rooted in Islam’s conception of itself as a faith whose mission is to bring both Judaism and […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Doesn’t Want to Talk about Jerusalem – Robert Satloff (Foreign Policy via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 15, 2017 Saudi Crown Prince Doesn’t Want to Talk about Jerusalem – Robert Satloff (Foreign Policy) Last week, I was in Riyadh with 50 supporters and fellows of the Middle East think tank I direct. The morning after Trump’s speech on Jerusalem we met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – deputy prime minister, minister […]

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Palestinians: Arab Rulers are Traitors, Cowards by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst. via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  incitement, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 14, 2017 The decision to boycott a visit later this month by US Vice President Mike Pence comes in the context of absorbing the anger of the street. Abbas and his Palestinian Authority have also made it clear that they no longer consider the Trump administration an “honest” and “unbiased” broker in any peace […]

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