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Hamas Has Lost Its Mojo in Gaza, by Dexter Van Zile (Algemeiner)

By   /  December 30, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 29, 2019 Talk about being obtuse. The folks at The Palestine Chronicle, a pro-Hamas propaganda outfit operating as a non-profit organization here in the US, is trying to put the best possible spin on the collapse of the “Great March of Return” protests that have petered out after almost two years of failure. “It’s still […]

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Palestinian man convicted of selling land to Israeli Jews dies in PA custody, by Adam Rasgon (TOI)

By   /  December 26, 2019  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 22, 2019 PA police say man died of an unspecified illness after two-week hospitalization; deceased had been held since 2012 Click here for full article

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What I Did As An IDF Soldier to Palestinians, by Hananya Naftali (Youtube)

By   /  December 22, 2019  /  Human Rights, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 21, 2019 This is what I did to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza when I was an IDF soldier. It’s time to tell you the truth and break the silence. Click here for 3 min. video by Hananya Naftali, a Christian Israeli re: 2014 Gaza war

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Palestinian government institution DENOUNCES equal rights for women and abortion (EoZ)

By   /  December 20, 2019  /  Arabs, double standards, Human Rights, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2019 The Supreme Fatwa Council, the decision making body of the Palestinian Fatwa House which was created by Yasir Arafat as an official Palestinian institution in 1994, has announced that it does not accept the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Council said that it cannot accept any […]

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Deconstructing the Nakba Myth: The Palestinian Aggressors Became the Victims – Prof. Shmuel Trigano (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 13, 2019  /  History, Human Rights, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 13, 2019 Deconstructing the Nakba Myth: The Palestinian Aggressors Became the Victims – Prof. Shmuel TriganoNakba Day (lit. “Day of Catastrophe”) has become the most actively performed ritual of the Palestinian myth. Hidden behind the exodus of the Arab population of Mandatory Palestine during the 1948 war, which this ritual commemorates, is the war of […]

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Once again, Israel shows that it cares more about Palestinian lives than the Palestinian Authority does (EoZ)

By   /  December 10, 2019  /  double standards, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 9, 2019 As we’ve reported, a US NGO called Ships plans to open up a hospital in Gaza near the Erez crossing, and the Palestinian Authority has been bitterly opposed to it, ludicrously claiming that the hospital is really a joint US/Israel military base. The hospital will use equipment and staff from a similar field hospital […]

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Sovereignty over Jordan Valley Is Crucial to Israel’s Survival – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 9, 2019 Sovereignty over Jordan Valley Is Crucial to Israel’s Survival – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi (Jerusalem Post) The first plan dealing with the Jordan Valley was drafted immediately after the 1967 Six-Day War by former Labor party minister Yigal Allon and is known as the “Allon Plan.” The broad aim of the plan was […]

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FROM ISRAEL: “IT DOESN’T EXIST!!”, by Arlene Kushner (ArlenefromIsrael)

By   /  December 8, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2019 On Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution supporting the “two state solution.” This caused considerable consternation among supporters of Israel. But, in fact, it is not terribly surprising:   The House is controlled by the Democrats. And they are responding to the very appropriate and long-overdue November 18 […]

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PMW op-ed: Why Israel will be blamed for the absence of PA elections, by Maurice Hirsch (PMW via J. Post)

By   /  December 8, 2019  /  History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 5, 2019 When Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his advisers sit down to plan how to escape the possibility of holding elections for the Palestinian Parliament and the chairmanship of the PA, they will no doubt come up with the ultimate, traditional Palestinian solution: Blame Israel! Click here for full article

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Losing the Semantic War on ‘Palestine’, by Mitchell Bard (Algemeiner)

By   /  December 5, 2019  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 5, 2019 I have written before about the importance of semantics in the discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how frustrated many people are about losing various battles over nomenclature, such as references to the disputed territories as “occupied,” and “Judea and Samaria” as the West Bank. An arguably more important semantic battle regarding […]

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