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Trump on track in Middle East by Michael Doran (the Australian)

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 8, 2019 Pay attention to what Donald Trump does, not what he tweets, former prime minister John Howard said in an interview last year. Look beyond the “media snow”, he counselled, and examine “the substance of the outcome of all the things he does”. That was good advice 10 months back, but it is […]

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The Elections and Hope for an Israel Victory by Daniel Seaman (J. Post via M.E. Forum)

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 27, 2019 They say silence speaks louder than words. These elections were arguably the first in a couple of generations where no single major party spoke prominently about the peace process. In fact, the deafening silence surrounding the issue was apparent to only foreign observers. The hope of Camp David in 2000, and the […]

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U.S. Special Envoy Greenblatt Keeps Challenging Palestinian Leadership (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 19, 2019 U.S. Special Envoy Greenblatt Keeps Challenging Palestinian Leadership Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East negotiations, has been engaged in a Twitter debate for the last two days with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh over the direction of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. When Shtayyeh accused the U.S. of declaring “financial […]

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Israel’s Election Didn’t Kill Hope for Peace. It Was Already Dead. by Daniel Gordis (Bloomberg News)

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 17, 2019 Jewish and Palestinian positions are entrenched, and no party offered ideas for changing that. There is no “deal” now or in the foreseeable future primarily because the Palestinians have still not made peace with the idea that a Jewish state is here to stay. When Hamas, which controls Gaza, started its “March […]

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The EU and UK hypocrisy on Israel’s Golan stance, by Benjamin Anthony (TOI)

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 3, 2019 They can’t work out Brexit, a deal between peaceful allies, yet they judge us on matters impacting our national survival? Hilarious …”what the UK and Europe are seeking to bring about for themselves is two states for two peoples living side by side in peace, security and good neighborliness (barring the separation […]

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Palestinians: No Peace or Reconciliation with the ‘Infidels’ by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 4, 2019 The ruling by the Palestinian Scholars’ Association is also aimed at sending a message to the US administration that the Palestinians and the Muslims will have nothing to do with the “Deal of the Century.” Moreover, it serves as a reminder that even if some Arabs do sign peace treaties with Israel, […]

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Can Middle East Peace Be Bought? – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS/Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 1, 2019 Can Middle East Peace Be Bought? – Jonathan S. Tobin Senior U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner is visiting the Middle East with a special emphasis on wealthy Arab states, where he is soliciting investment that he hopes will be the seed money for a new era of peace. But the Palestinian Authority has […]

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The Palestinian Civil War By Dr. Mordechai Kedar (INN via BreakingIsraelNews)

By   /  January 27, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 25, 2019 The tension between the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas Organization in Gaza is approaching the boiling point, as a result of several factors: The dire economic situation in Gaza, the unbridgeable chasm between Hamas and Fatah’s outlook,  a stalemate in Israel-PLO negotiations, the postponement of any attempts at progress between Israel and […]

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The Palestinians’ Uncivil War by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 7, 2019 The biggest losers from this internal bloodletting are the Palestinians living under these leaders in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas-ruled Gaza. The dispute between Hamas and Fatah is not over who will bring democracy and a better economy to the Palestinians. They are not fighting over who will improve the living […]

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Israelis Have Stopped Believing Peace Is Possible Anytime Soon – Evelyn Gordon (Commentary via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  incitement, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 11, 2019 Israelis Have Stopped Believing Peace Is Possible Anytime Soon – Evelyn Gordon Not so long ago, the peace process was Israel’s top voting issue. But in a poll published last month, self-identified centrists and rightists both ranked the peace process dead last among six suggested issues of concern. Even self-identified leftists ranked it […]

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