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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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Bethlehem after Oslo: Terror Spiked in Israel’s Absence – Nadav Shragai (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news, stats, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 24, 2018 Bethlehem after Oslo: Terror Spiked in Israel’s Absence – Nadav Shragai Bethlehem is only several hundred meters from southern Jerusalem. On Dec. 21, 1995, after the Oslo Peace Accords, Israel officially handed Bethlehem over to Palestinian rule. When the Palestinians had exclusive responsibility for security in Bethlehem, Palestinian snipers sat on the rooftops […]

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Peace requires Palestinians to end terrorism, by Vivian Bercovici (National Post)

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  double standards, History, incitement, International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2018 If this intractable conflict is to have the remotest hope of resolution, then the PA must clearly recognize the legitimacy of the Jewish state https://nationalpost.com/opinion/vivian-bercovici-no-hope-for-mideast-peace-if-the-palestinians-wont-renounce-terrorism (includes photos) On Sunday Sept. 16, a 17-year-old Palestinian, Khalil Jabarin, from a village near Hebron, plunged a knife into the back of 45-year-old Ari Fuld at […]

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Hamas-Israel Ceasefire Talks Show Peace Impossible, by Caroline Glick (Breitbart)

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 20, 2018 The ceasefire negotiations between Israel and the Hamas terror group’s regime in Gaza point to a central truth about the nature of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Before anyone speaks any more about a possible “deal of the century,” or a “two-state solution,” it is imperative that the implications of those talks […]

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Geography Now! ISRAEL (Youtube)

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  History, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Geography Now! ISRAEL Sept. 20, 2017   Well. This is it. North Korea is going to be a breeze after this. I talked to a lot of Israeli and Palestinian Geograpeeps for help with this video and I tried my best to cover it in a well-rounded format that addresses the controversy head on from […]

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