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Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, by ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ (The Hill)

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  friends/enemies, History, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 6, 2018 President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who […]

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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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The MSM Faces the Truth About Sweden BY BRUCE BAWER (PJM)

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 26, 2018 Every day since he began running for president, the international media have scoured Donald Trump’s statements and actions in search of something to mock. One day last February, they fastened on an unscripted remark he made at a rally in Florida. “We’ve got to keep our country safe,” he told the crowd. […]

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How Aid to Palestinians Hurts – Not Helps – the Peace Process by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe (Forward via M.E. Forum)

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  double standards, History, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jan. 24, 2018 Last week, the US announced its intention to delay a $65 million payment to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. UNRWA is a UN agency specifically dedicated to providing Palestinians with aid. The Trump Administration will be withholding $65 million out of the US’s total annual contribution of over $360 […]

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A tale of two speeches by David M. Weinberg (Israel Hayom)

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 26, 2018 I’ve been privileged to attend the two great speeches of this decade in the Knesset plenum: that of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (exactly four years ago, January 20, 2014) and that of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (this week). Two uplifting experiences: one moral and one spiritual. I felt that each speech […]

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Trump Warns Turkey Against Military Strikes in Syria – Gardiner Harris (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 25, 2018 Trump Warns Turkey Against Military Strikes in Syria – Gardiner Harris President Trump and Turkish President Erdogan spoke by phone on Wednesdayas Turkish forces attacked Kurdish militias in Syria. Trump “urged Turkey to exercise caution and to avoid any actions that might risk conflict between Turkish and American forces,” the White House said. The […]

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Re: the very thorny subject of UNRWA, by Arlene Kushner

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jan. 18, 2018 It has now made the news that the US will be delivering to this agency only $60 million of the $125 million in American funds that was expected at this time. That $125 million itself represents only a portion of the full US commitment for the year of $370 million. (UNRWA functions […]

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Do the Palestinians Really Want Their Own State? – Josef Joffe (American Interest via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 16, 2018 Do the Palestinians Really Want Their Own State? – Josef Joffe (American Interest) Last December, Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Yet nobody seemed to notice that he did not hand over all of Jerusalem to Israel, insisting: “We are not taking a position of any final status issues, including the […]

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The speech in which Abbas dug his own grave, by Mordechai Kedar (INN)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  History, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 15, 2018 While wishing the POTUS’ “house be destroyed” in traditional Arab fashion, Abbas may have destroyed his own house, the Palestinian Arab one built of cards. Click here for full article

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Sore losers, by Jack Engelhard (INN)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 16, 2018 Is there a day when Abbas and his “people” are not OUTRAGED? Is there a moment when Democrats stop bewailing Trump? Click here for full article

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