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Reinventing the U.S. Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Robert Malley and Aaron David Miller (Atlantic via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 21, 2018 Reinventing the U.S. Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Robert Malley and Aaron David Miller (Atlantic) The objective of the Trump administration is to fundamentally reframe the U.S. understanding of, and policy toward, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shifting the focus toward Palestinians’ material, economic concerns while downplaying their political and national ones. The Palestinian […]

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There Will Not Be Peace until the Palestinians Stop Making War – Kevin D. Williamson (National Review via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2018 There Will Not Be Peace until the Palestinians Stop Making War – Kevin D. Williamson This week marks 25 years since the signing of the Oslo Accords. But a peace plan isn’t peace. Peace negotiations aren’t peace. Peace is peace. There were 169 Palestinian suicide attacks between 1993 and 2016, targeting shopping malls, […]

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IDF: F-16s Were Already in Israeli Airspace when Syria Hit Russian Aircraft (Sputnik-Russia via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2018 IDF: F-16s Were Already in Israeli Airspace when Syria Hit Russian Aircraft The Israel Defense Forces expressed regret on Tuesday over the deaths of Russian troops on Monday but put the blame on Damascus. “When the Syrian Army launched the missiles that hit the Russian plane, IAF jets were already within Israeli airspace….During the strike against […]

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Belgium ends funding for Palestinian schools over honoring of terrorist (JTA via TOI)

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  incitement, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 15, 2018 Editor of Jewish monthly calls on other countries in Europe to follow suit ‘so that fewer Palestinian children will be educated to hate — at least not with European money’ Click here for full article

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AS I SEE IT: Demonizing Israel and the hijacking of language, by Melanie Phillips (J. Post via Isarpundit)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, apartheid, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 More pertinently, Israel has been up against a black propaganda exercise which has inverted truth and lies with devastating effect. If there’s one refrain which gets me chewing the carpet, it’s the plaintive question, “Why is Israel unable to get its message across?” The naivety behind this question is itself a large […]

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Ending the Palestinian exception, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post via Israpundit)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 The Palestinian exception involves giving the Palestinians and their supporters a pass for actions that would otherwise be illegal, simply because they are Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists. Click here for full article

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Do Zionists Have Civil Rights?, by Noah Rothman (Commentary)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, friends/enemies, International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2018 Smeared for doing the job. When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump famously declared his intention to be a “neutral” arbiter of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories and put the onus for resolving the conflict on Jerusalem, few observers could have predicted that Trump would run one of the most pro-Israel administrations in […]

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The End to U.S. Funding to UNRWA – Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky and Kobi Michael (Inst. for National Security Studies – Tel Aviv, via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 7, 2018 The End to U.S. Funding to UNRWA – Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky and Kobi Michael UNRWA adds some 10,000 new fifth and sixth generation refugees to its lists per month, recognizes some two million Jordanian citizens of Palestinian descent as Palestinian refugees, and grants refugee status to convicted terrorists. UNRWA has nearly 30,000 employees (the […]

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What Palestinians Mean When They Talk about a “Two-State Solution” – Dr. Eric R. Mandel (Forward via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  double standards, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 6, 2018 What Palestinians Mean When They Talk about a “Two-State Solution” – Dr. Eric R. Mandel (Forward) To American ears, the meaning of “two states” is straightforward. The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians, to them, is a struggle between two indigenous peoples fighting over the same space of land in which they share […]

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Why Are Palestinian Refugees Different From All Other Refugees?, by David Harris (TOI)

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  double standards, History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2018 The unique status afforded to Palestinians is the single biggest stumbling block to achieving peace During the first Gulf War in 1991, when Kuwait sent packing 400,000 Palestinians for their alleged backing of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, there wasn’t much reaction from the international community. And more recently, while thousands of Palestinians have […]

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