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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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Trump to cut aid to Palestinians and/or URWA? (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, with links)

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jan. 3, 2018 Trump Suggests Cutting U.S. Aid to Palestinians President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “It’s not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.” “They […]

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The U.S. Should Not Be a Neutral Peace Mediator – Moshe Arens (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 26, 2017  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 26, 2017 The U.S. Should Not Be a Neutral Peace Mediator – Moshe Arens Of course the U.S., the world’s leading democracy, cannot be a neutral mediator between democratic Israel and the Palestinians, with both the Palestinian Authority led by Abbas and Hamas being the very antithesis of democratic rule and the values of modern […]

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Peace process? What peace process?, by Harold Pomerantz (Hamilton Spectator)

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  History, incitement, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2017 In reality the Oslo Accords were a sham Click here for full article

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Summaries of 18 articles from Daily Alert about UN vote to criticize US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem, with links

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Dec 22, 2017 UN Votes 128-9 to Criticize U.S. Decision on Jerusalem – Louis Nelson The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution criticizing the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The nonbinding resolution was adopted with 128 nations in favor, 9 against, 35 abstained, and 21 countries did not vote. U.S. Ambassador to the […]

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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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KHALED ABU TOAMEH ON THE LIFE OF A PRO-ISRAELI ARAB-MUSLIM (FPM)

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  incitement, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2017 Award-winning journalist reveals why the peace process is at a standstill at Restoration Weekend. …”Now, I’ve been working for the last 35 years, as I said, as a reporter and as a journalist helping international media cover what happens on the Palestinian side, which means in the West Bank, in Gaza. And for […]

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Abbas and Jerusalem by Elliott Abrams (Israel Hayom)

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, incitement, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 17, 2017 Abbas presents Jerusalem as a Christian/Muslim city whose only connection to Jews is that they are defiling it. If these are his views, what chance is there for a successful negotiation? Click here for full article

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US should leave the Quartet, by David M. Weinberg (INN via Israpundit)

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, History, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 15, 2017 …Consider, for example, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who this week did not even try to hide her disdain for President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Speaking after Netanyahu left Brussels, she sneered that “nobody” was going to follow the U.S. lead on Jerusalem. Take at look at the […]

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The Sunni Arab States Are Tired of the Palestinians’ Refusal to Negotiate with Israel – Tom Gross (Mideast Dispatch Archive via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 12, 2017 The Sunni Arab States Are Tired of the Palestinians’ Refusal to Negotiate with Israel – Tom Gross (Mideast Dispatch Archive) President Trump’s move regarding Jerusalem, far from ending peace talks – which in any case have hardly been going anywhere for years – will more likely revive them. The Arab governments in particular […]

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