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The Difference between “Retaining” and “Annexing” Territory – Herb Keinon (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 12, 2019 The Difference between “Retaining” and “Annexing” Territory – Herb Keinon In his interview on Saturday with the New York Times, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was quoted as saying, “Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.” Friedman never uttered the word “annex,” […]

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No Arab Demographic Time Bomb – Amb. Yoram Ettinger (Jewish Political Studies Review/JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 7, 2019 No Arab Demographic Time Bomb – Amb. Yoram Ettinger (Jewish Political Studies Review) Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Jewish state is not facing an Arab demographic time bomb. In 2018 there were 1.85 million Arabs in the West Bank (not 3 million as claimed by the Palestinians), 1.6 million Israeli Muslim Arabs, 130,000 […]

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Palestinian Businessman Launches New Party – Khaled Abu Toameh (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 12, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 10, 2019 Palestinian Businessman Launches New Party – Khaled Abu Toameh Ashraf Jabari, 45, a Palestinian businessman from Hebron, announced over the weekend the establishment of the Reform and Development Party. Jabari, who belongs to a prominent clan in Hebron and previously worked for the PA security forces, said, “We just want to focus on […]

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So Why Can’t the Palestinians Vote? BY PESACH BENSON (HonestReporting)

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

JANUARY 1, 2019, “It’s Israel’s fault the Palestinians can’t vote.” That’s an accusation we often hear, especially when Israel pivots to election campaign mode. Unfortunately, the Palestinians are disenfranchised. But not by Israel. The Palestinians have been disenfranchised by their own feuding leaders in Fatah and Hamas. A look at the history shows Egypt and Jordan bear […]

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The Invention of ‘Palestinians’ by Jerold Auerbach

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  History, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 14, 2019 Millennia before Palestinians appeared on the world stage following the Six-Day War, the “West Bank” was already known as Judea and Samaria. “Palestine” dates from the League of Nations Mandate (1923) that granted England governing power over the land, including Trans-Jordan, that was previously controlled by the defeated Ottoman Empire. The Mandate […]

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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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Framing the Narrative: Matti Friedman on the Israel Story, by Varda Meyers Epstein (Judean Rose via EoZ)

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 27, 2018 You have to admire Matti Friedman. He bucked the entrenched wisdom to expose the unfairness (here and here) of the media’s excessive focus on Israel by, for instance, the Associated Press. And he did so as a liberal when being liberal, for the most part, means being down on Israel. In other words, Friedman […]

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COLUMN ONE: HAMAS AND FATAH UNMASKED, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post)

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 22, 2018 Abbas was similarly blindsided by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Oman, and Minister of Culture and Sports Miri Regev’s visit to Abu Dhabi for the world judo championships. The recent almost-war with Hamas taught us a lot about the terror regime. It also taught us a lot about Hamas’s rival, Fatah, […]

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Northern Cyprus, Western Sahara, Tibet — The ‘Occupied Territories’ Still Available on Airbnb, by Ben Cohen

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  BDS, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2018 Travelers looking for a vacation on the wrong side of an internationally-recognized “Green Line” needn’t fret now that global rentals agency Airbnb is boycotting properties in Israeli communities in the West Bank — they can use Airbnb’s services in the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” instead. A Tuesday morning search of Airbnb’s listings for […]

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Israel Lashes Out at Airbnb after Company Pulls Listings of West Bank Home Rentals, by Glenn Fleishman (Fortune via Daily Alert) & a second related article by NGO Monitor (via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  BDS, double standards, hypocricy, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2018 Israel Lashes Out at Airbnb after Company Pulls Listings of West Bank Home Rentals – Glenn Fleishman Airbnb announced on Monday it will remove all listings by Jews in the West Bank, an Israeli-controlled disputed territory. In response, Israel said it would act to restrict Airbnb in the country, and encouraged affected Airbnb […]

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