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Violence Should Not Determine Policy, by Alan Dershowitz (Gatestone Inst. via Algemeiner)

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  incitement, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 9, 2017 Many who are opposed to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital point to the call for violence by Hamas and the scattered violence on the West Bank as evidence that Trump was wrong. But violence should never influence US policy. The leaders of Hamas and other Palestinian groups use […]

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Jerusalem Denial Complex, by Bret Stephens (NYT via Arlene Kushner)

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2017 From Arlene Kushner’s blog: “Bret Stephens had an excellent piece – “Jerusalem Denial Complex” – about this situation in the NYTimes on Friday (all emphasis added): In this context, the ultimate piety for Stephens is that “pretending it isn’t what it is can be a formula for anything except continued self-delusion.” But he fingers […]

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EU’S ANTI-ISRAEL STANCE ON JERUSALEM IS ‘COWARDICE,’ CZECH PRESIDENT SAYS, by Tovah Lazaroff (J. Post)

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 10, 2017 He went even further, calling on the embassies in Tel Aviv to be moved to Jerusalem during a speech he gave in New York at a gala event by the newspaper The Algemeiner. Click here for full article

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On Jerusalem, Trump finally reveals hard truths about Mideast ‘peace’ (National Post)

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2017 Trump’s announcement will send a clear signal to Palestinian leadership that the U.S. will not keep pretending a breakthrough peace deal is just around the corner Click here for full article

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Why Trump Is Right in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital by Alan M. Dershowitz (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 7, 2017 President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who […]

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The Real Palestinian Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Speech by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 7, 2017 By misrepresenting the poster burning “ceremony” as a reflection of widespread Palestinian rage concerning Trump’s policy on Jerusalem, the international media is once again complicit in promoting the propaganda of Palestinian spin doctors. The journalists, including photographers and camera crews, have been handed detailed schedules of events that will take place in […]

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Trump Recognizes that Humiliating Israel Didn’t Bring Peace, by Yoram Hazony (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  History, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2017   Trump Recognizes that Humiliating Israel Didn’t Bring Peace – Yoram Hazony For nearly seven decades, alone among the nations of the world, the State of Israel has endured an unusual humiliation: it has been denied the sovereign right to determine its own capital. For the better part of a century, the U.S. […]

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Trump’s Speech: A Seismic Event and a Historic Watershed – Melanie Phillips (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2017 Trump’s Speech: A Seismic Event and a Historic Watershed – Melanie Phillips (Jerusalem Post) This is where blackmail and intimidation are faced down. This is where appeasement ends. President Trump’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has signaled that, for America, the century-long Arab attempt to destroy Israel’s legitimacy – the essence of […]

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Palestinian Reactions on Jerusalem – “Popular Protests” Are Not Spontaneous – Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 7, 2017 Palestinian Reactions on Jerusalem – “Popular Protests” Are Not Spontaneous – Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been met with Palestinian threats of violence. The Hamas newspaper Felesteen reported on Dec. 4 that Hamas and the Palestinian Authority had agreed on the need for […]

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America is re-establishing reason and a respect for facts, by Giulio Meotti (INN via Israpundit)

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 7, 2017 It’s about time the US recognized Israel’s capital. If the Jews had to wait for the state to be served on a silver platter, Jews and Holocaust survivors would still be in the Red Cross camps. Click here for full article

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