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Arab Community Leader Determined to Run in Jerusalem Municipal Election – Khaled Abu Toameh (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Arab Community Leader Determined to Run in Jerusalem Municipal Election – Khaled Abu Toameh Ramadan Dabash, an east Jerusalem community leader who has formed an Arab list to run in the upcoming Jerusalem Municipality election, said Wednesday he is determined to proceed despite PLO secretary-general Saeb Erekat’s recent call to boycott the election. “Who is […]

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Economics Won’t Help. The Palestinians Will Continue with Terror Attacks – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 Economics Won’t Help. The Palestinians Will Continue with Terror Attacks – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser American spokesmen, led by presidential advisor Jared Kushner, emphasize the huge economic benefits awaiting the Palestinians if they adopt the new U.S. peace plan. However, the Palestinians carry out terror attacks out of ideological motives, and most of […]

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The Illusion of Israeli-Palestinian Spatial Separation, by Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen (BESA)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The situation in the Gaza Strip since the 2005 disengagement debunks three fundamental assumptions that have become axiomatic in the Israeli security discourse: that total separation between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably enhance security and stability; that the IDF will comfortably win any future confrontation in the evacuated territories; and […]

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Israel on Fire and The New York Times, by Jerold Auerbach (Algemeiner)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 10, 2018 “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” the venerable motto of The New York Times ever since publisher Adolph Ochs made it his newspaper’s pledge in 1896, has become malleable over time. The most egregious violation of its pledge came during World War II when the Holocaust, in the title of Laurel Leff’s scathing […]

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The End of a Revolution in Syria – Prof. Eyal Zisser (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 10, 2018 The End of a Revolution in Syria – Prof. Eyal Zisser For a while it seemed the Syrian rebels could topple the regime, but they failed to form a united, effective diplomatic and military front to lead them to victory. Instead they let radical Islamist groups abscond with their revolution and turn it […]

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PA TV Honors Terrorists Who Lynched Israeli Soldiers in Ramallah, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik (PMW via Daily Alert) & 2nd related article from 2011

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  incitement, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 10, 2018 PA TV Honors Terrorists Who Lynched Israeli Soldiers in Ramallah – Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik In October 2000, two Israeli reserve soldiers, Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami, were lynched and their bodies mutilated by a Palestinian mob after they accidentally entered Ramallah. Many remember the photo of one of the Palestinians […]

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Why has settlement building dropped with President Trump in Office?, by Evelyn Gordon (JNS)

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 6, 2018 Settlement construction during most of Netanyahu’s last nine years in office was lower than under any of his predecessors, including leftists like Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert. Click here for article

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The REAL reason “Palestinian” Arabs don’t have their own state, by David Brog (Prager University via Israel Unwired, via Youtube)

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  History, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 27, 2017 (and July 3, 2018 from Israel Unwired) Why don’t the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers. Click here for article & 5 1/2 min. video plus 2nd video […]

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Re: illegal Bedouin encampment at Khan al-Ahmar in Israel (Arlene Kushner)

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 6, 2018 From Arlene Kushner’s blog, July 6, 2018 Another instance of the need to be tough: An illegal encampment of some 170-180 Palestinian Authority Bedouin was established in the 1990s east of Jerusalem. Regavim Known as Khan al-Ahmar, the encampment had no authorization or building permits. As it was built within the town […]

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Answering the Growing Threat of Enemy Drones – Yonah Jeremy Bob (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 3, 2018 Answering the Growing Threat of Enemy Drones – Yonah Jeremy Bob (Jerusalem Post) Since at least 2016, Israeli defense companies have been in advanced development of anti-drone measures, mostly using jamming technologies to disrupt an enemy drone’s ability to continue receiving instructions from its operators. At a demonstration at Mitzpe Ramon, the Skylock […]

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