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Attempted terrorism in Judea/Samaria…summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 13, 2018 Palestinians Try to Bomb West Bank Military Court for Fifth Time (Jerusalem Post) A Palestinian brought a pipe bomb to the Samaria Military Courthouse in the West Bank for the fifth time since October. Palestinian Teen with Knife Caught Trying to Enter Jewish Town in West Bank (Times of Israel) Israeli security forces on Friday arrested […]

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Turkey’s offensive in northwest Syria compared to Israel’s in Gaza, the West Bank, & Lebanon (J. Post via IMFA)

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 28, 2018 The Jerusalem Post discusses the Turkish offensive in northwest Syria aimed at clearing the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the area that began on January 20, and states: “The offensive marks an escalation in the already complex and deadly conflict, risks creating a rift between Washington and Ankara, and opens a new […]

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The Palestinian Terror Party: Celebrating Murder by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 13, 2018 The Palestinians do not even feel the need to condemn terror attacks against Jews, because the international community is no longer demanding that they come out against terrorism. Instead of condemning the murder, the Palestinian Authority has been condemning Israel for launching a manhunt for the terrorists. Why do the Palestinians not […]

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The Christian Haven of Israel – Elias Zarina (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 5, 2018 The Christian Haven of Israel – Elias Zarina Having been born and raised in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, I am certain that Israel is the only country in the region where Christians are thriving. Christians in the Middle East, including in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank, are […]

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Defining “Occupied” and the Semantic Battle for Peace – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 5, 2018 Defining “Occupied” and the Semantic Battle for Peace – Jonathan S. Tobin U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the State Department to stop using the term “occupied territories” when referring to the West Bank. Use of such words is part of a high-stakes battle to determine the outcome of the debate […]

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From Israel: It’s in the Air! by Arlene Kushner

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 1, 2018 I don’t celebrate the secular new year, but I imagine that many, if not most, of my readers do. And so, I am delighted to wish one and all a good year. ~~~~~~~~~~ What I sense in the air is not a fireworks display, but a sense of progress: A movement in […]

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REFLECTING ON THE ‘O’ WORD: THE MANY SIDES OF THE ‘OCCUPATION’, by Ron Csillag (CJN)

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  Israel, Must Read  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2017 …”As for the word occupation, “it’s not intended to indicate who’s entitled to sovereignty subsequently. Occupied is an interim status until there’s a final determination.” Gauthier sees “a notion today that has been marketed and sold convincingly by the Palestinians and their Arab friends and others at the UN that occupied territory […]

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Excellent Article: REFLECTING ON THE ‘O’ WORD: THE MANY SIDES OF THE ‘OCCUPATION’ By Ron Csillag (CJN)

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2017 …”in order for the Fourth Geneva Convention to apply at all, there has to be both an occupying and occupied power — and both have to be sovereign states, according to Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas. “There is no state which claims sovereignty over the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem,””… […]

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Settlers/settlements in Judea & Samaria (HonestReporting)

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2017 The Washington Institute is compiling a web site tracking every Israeli settlement in the West Bank, including satellite imagery and population statistics. While the information is not yet completely posted, some interesting details have already come to light: Of the some 600,000 settlers who live outside Israel’s internationally recognized borders (including in parts of Jerusalem), just […]

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Video – Netanyahu: “Why Do the Palestinians Consistently Choose to Honor Mass Murderers?” (Youtube via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  incitement, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 4, 2017 Video – Netanyahu: “Why Do the Palestinians Consistently Choose to Honor Mass Murderers?” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a new video on Sunday: “Imagine a seven-year-old Palestinian girl named Fatima. Fatima is walking with her mother to school. They pass a statue erected in June and young Fatima asks, ‘Who is that?’ […]

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