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An Eye-Opening Trip Through Samaria, by Mitchell Bard (Algemeiner)

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 17, 2018 I traveled to Samaria (Shomron in Hebrew) recently. Wikipedia tells us Samaria “is a historical and biblical name used for the central region of ancient Palestine, bordered by Galilee to the north and Judaea to the south.” Most of the world simply refers to this area as the West Bank. But think about […]

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Debunking 25 left-wing and Arab myths from a left-wing Arab perspective, by Fred Maroun (TOI)

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  BDS, Human Rights, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 24. 2018 Left-wing and Arab enemies of Israel make a number of accusations that they repeat as if they were facts. Here I take apart those myths from a left-wing Arab perspective. I summarize the facts, but I include many links to other articles that provide further background. Some of the articles referenced are […]

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END ‘OCCUPATION’ (J. Post)

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 22, 2018 The term “occupation” simply does not do justice to Israel’s role on the West Bank. The term “occupied” and the biased assumptions implied by its use are a distortion of history. Palestinians could have had a state long ago, whether in 1947 when the UN voted in favor of the Partition Plan, […]

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From Israel: How Vile Does It Get? by Arlene Kushner

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 18, 2018 Late Friday afternoon there was a terror attack by car ramming that took place outside of Mevo Datan, a small community in the northern hills of the Shomron (Samaria). Two soldiers were killed instantaneously, two were injured, one moderately and one with critical head injury. He has, thank Heaven, stabilized. Click here for full […]

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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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