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The end of the era of Palestinian deception, by Sarah N. Stern (JNS)

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 29, 2018 With the passage of the Taylor Force Act, which aims to deduct payments to Palestinian prisoners and “martyrs,” fissures are finally emerging in the terror organization’s iron wall of deception. Click here for full article

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To AIPAC’s CEO: Picture the perils of ‘Palestine’, by Martin Sherman (JNS)

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 8, 2018 Palestinian statehood and a secure Israel are mutually exclusive goals. This was always the accepted wisdom in Israel until the discourse was hijacked by the tyrannical diktats of politically correct dogma. Click here for full article, and photos showing Israel’s vulnerability

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Trump the Deal-maker and the Middle East by Amir Taheri (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 4, 2018 The first reason that so many deal-makers have failed is that peace is never negotiated and is always imposed by the side that wins a war. There is not any instance in history, which is primarily a narrative of countless wars, in which an outsider has imposed peace on unwilling belligerents. The […]

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A New Era at the State Department? by A.J. Caschetta (Modern Diplomacy via M.E. Forum)

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Mar. 1, 2018 ver since the partition of UN Mandate Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel, the US State Department has promoted a grievance-based approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Its staffers’ view Palestinian deprivation (of statehood, dreams, etc.) as the chief obstacle to peace. U.S. diplomatic efforts, therefore, have focused on appeasing […]

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Israel Is Waiting for a Palestinian Sadat or King Hussein to Make Peace – Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 26, 2018 Israel Is Waiting for a Palestinian Sadat or King Hussein to Make Peace – Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon (Times of Israel) PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ address to the UN Security Council was a unilateral declaration by the Palestinians that when it comes to possible peace with Israel, their current leadership is no […]

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Why is Trump Treating Abbas Like an Equal?, by Vivian Bercovici (National Post)

By   /  February 4, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 1, 2018 (Electronic Edition title: Trump infuriates the Palestinian president — by treating him like a leader) For decades, U.S. presidents have played along with PA doubletalk. Now America wants Mahmoud Abbas to prove he is capable of much more Click here for full article

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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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