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MUST READ: HOW SHOULD WE READ THE AMERICAN PRESS? IN ARABIC, by Lee Smith (Tablet)

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  International, media bias, Mid. East news, Must Read  /  No Comments

Oct. 31, 2018 News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims Click here for full article

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Interview with Daniel Pipes: Still Skeptical [of Trump’s Israel Policy] (L’Informale via Daniel Pipes)

By   /  October 21, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 19, 2018 This is the English version of an article that appeared originally in Italian as “Con sguardo lucido e disincantato.” The interview was conducted by Niram Ferretti. Question: The Trump administration seems to be following the logic of MEF’s Israel Victory Project launched in January 2017: it recognized Jerusalem as the capital of […]

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MUST READ: THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT — THE FUTURE IS POPULIST by Stephen J. Harper (National Post)

By   /  October 6, 2018  /  books, International, other  /  No Comments

THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT — THE FUTURE IS POPULIST by Stephen J. Harper, Oct. 6, 2018 In his new book, Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption, former prime minister Stephen Harper argues that we ignore the issues driving populism at our peril. If you are interested in politics, […]

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When Experts Ignore the Truth About Israel and the Palestinians, by Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  History, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 26, 2018 When New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman offers up a Middle East peace plan, the world stops and listens. Or at least it used to. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner has been opining about the region for decades, and the shopworn feel to his advice is beginning to feel about as tired as a […]

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Reinventing the U.S. Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Robert Malley and Aaron David Miller (Atlantic via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 21, 2018 Reinventing the U.S. Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Robert Malley and Aaron David Miller (Atlantic) The objective of the Trump administration is to fundamentally reframe the U.S. understanding of, and policy toward, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shifting the focus toward Palestinians’ material, economic concerns while downplaying their political and national ones. The Palestinian […]

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The Palestinian Leadership Does Not Understand the U.S. President – Abdulrahman al-Rashed (Al-Arabiya via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 21, 2018 The Palestinian Leadership Does Not Understand the U.S. President – Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Palestinian leadership does not understand the character of President Donald Trump. Since the beginning of his presidential term, one of Trump’s acquaintances warned: Try to understand how to disagree with him, otherwise he will throw you under the bus! This […]

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The Palestinian Victimhood Narrative No Longer Sells, by Mitchell Bard (Algemeiner)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 After decades of accepting the idea that Palestinians deserve American financial assistance without offering anything in return, President Trump has finally said, “Enough.” Fed up with their lies and… Click here for full article

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Ending the Palestinian exception, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post via Israpundit)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 The Palestinian exception involves giving the Palestinians and their supporters a pass for actions that would otherwise be illegal, simply because they are Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists. Click here for full article

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Do Zionists Have Civil Rights?, by Noah Rothman (Commentary)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, friends/enemies, International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2018 Smeared for doing the job. When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump famously declared his intention to be a “neutral” arbiter of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories and put the onus for resolving the conflict on Jerusalem, few observers could have predicted that Trump would run one of the most pro-Israel administrations in […]

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Palestinians, You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee, By Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky (WSJ)

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 6, 2018 Trump is right to defund Unwra, whose anti-Israel propaganda undermines efforts to make peace. Click here for full article

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