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One Raid Shows All You Need to Know About Israel’s Current Predicament by Stephen M. Flatow (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, incitement, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 23, 2018 You wouldn’t think that one isolated Israeli counter-terror raid could explode every major myth about Israel’s conflict with the Palestinian Arabs. But last week’s raid in Jenin came pretty close to doing just that. Overnight on January 17, Israeli commandos entered the city of Jenin in search of two particular Arab terrorists. […]

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Defining “Occupied” and the Semantic Battle for Peace – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 5, 2018 Defining “Occupied” and the Semantic Battle for Peace – Jonathan S. Tobin U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the State Department to stop using the term “occupied territories” when referring to the West Bank. Use of such words is part of a high-stakes battle to determine the outcome of the debate […]

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Alan Dershowitz: Debating BDS with Cornel West (Algemeiner)

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, BDS, double standards, friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 1, 2017 I recently debated Professor Cornel West of Harvard about the boycott movement against Israel. The topic was resolved: “The boycott, divestiture and sanctions (BDS) movement will help bring about the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” West argued that… Click here for full article

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The Dishonesty of the “Palestinian Narrative” – Adam Levick (UK Media Watch via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2017 The Dishonesty of the “Palestinian Narrative” – Adam Levick (UK Media Watch) The Guardian published an op-ed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Nov. 1 that included nearly every distortion and lie within what’s known as the “Palestinian narrative.” The language used by Abbas frames Jews as interlopers with no historical or religious connection to the land, […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu interviewed by hostile British newscaster re: Israeli-Palestinian “conflict” (Youtube)

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 5, 2017 Click here for 16 min. interview, and watch a paragon of calm under fire.

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REFLECTING ON THE ‘O’ WORD: THE MANY SIDES OF THE ‘OCCUPATION’, by Ron Csillag (CJN)

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  Israel, Must Read  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2017 …”As for the word occupation, “it’s not intended to indicate who’s entitled to sovereignty subsequently. Occupied is an interim status until there’s a final determination.” Gauthier sees “a notion today that has been marketed and sold convincingly by the Palestinians and their Arab friends and others at the UN that occupied territory […]

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Excellent Article: REFLECTING ON THE ‘O’ WORD: THE MANY SIDES OF THE ‘OCCUPATION’ By Ron Csillag (CJN)

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2017 …”in order for the Fourth Geneva Convention to apply at all, there has to be both an occupying and occupied power — and both have to be sovereign states, according to Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas. “There is no state which claims sovereignty over the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem,””… […]

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The best years in Palestinian history, economically, were under “occupation” (EoZ)

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 4, 2017 The “Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory” came out in September. It tries to spin the statistics to blame Israel for all Palestinian ills, but the numbers show something very interesting. When the West Bank and Gaza were under complete Israeli […]

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What Ambassador Friedman Meant About Israeli Settlements — and Why His Critics Lied About It, by Stephen M. Flatow (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 3, 2017 Click here for article

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Hijacking the Laws of Occupation Amb. Alan Baker (JCPA via Mosaic)

By   /  September 17, 2017  /  History, hypocricy, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 3, 2017 There are 40 or more ongoing conflict and occupation situations throughout the world, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Western Sahara, East Timor, East Congo, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, and the Crimea. Curiously, these situations, which involve extensive transfer of people in order to settle in the occupied territory, are rarely seen by the international […]

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