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  • Palestinian terror leader urges Iran to join ‘all-out war’ on Israel, then Jordan

    02/25/2017 10:03:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 4 replies
    TIMES OF ISRAEL ^ | February 25, 2017 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    The head of a Palestinian terrorist group in Lebanon said he would like to see Iranian soldiers take part in an “all-out war” to liberate Palestine, and that the future Palestinian conquest would include an invasion of both Israel and Jordan. Ahmad Jibril, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, told Hezbollah’s Al-Mayadeen TV on February 17 that his group wants “to see the revolutionary fighters from [Iran] in the Galilee.” Jibril spoke of spoke of creating “an axis of resistance” against Israel that would include Syria, Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah — all devoted to “the...
  • Germany's Merkel: keep working on 2-state Mideast solution

    02/25/2017 9:10:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2017 4:24 AM EST
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome. […] Merkel said: “I think we must continue on the way to a two-state solution. I see no other possibility becoming reality to achieve a peace process.” …
  • Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picture

    02/24/2017 7:24:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 7:11 AM EST
    Palestinian protesters have thrown shoes at a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in protest of his Mideast policies. Issa Amro, a Palestinian activist, said “we disrespect this president who doesn’t see us as equal human beings with everyone.” Trump is unpopular among Palestinians because the new president has broken from his predecessor and adopted friendlier positions to the Israeli government, including a vague stance on Palestinian statehood and a more lenient approach to settlements. …
  • The Arab ("Palestinian") Israeli conflict is ALL about Arab Islamic racism, bigotry

    02/21/2017 4:16:29 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 4 replies
    Here is an example. El Shehaby, blue, declines to shake hands with Israel's Or Sasson, white, after losing during the men's over-100-kg judo contest in Rio. Mark Schreiber, AP What the Olympics Say About Arab Racism Refusing to shake Or Sasson's hand was a manifestation of anti-Israel racism in the Arab world, with big implications for our place in the Middle East. David Rosenberg 16.08.2016 | 21:14  Israel can take some consolation from the official tut-tuts that followedEgyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.737160?v=440DE42F1D433BA0D12DD37AAA52F5F9 It's not about "settlements" Mr Obama!
  • How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

    02/19/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 15, 2017 12:17 | Hunter Stuart
    … Before I moved to Jerusalem, I was very pro-Palestinian. Almost everyone I knew was. I grew up Protestant in a quaint, politically correct New England town; almost everyone around me was liberal. And being liberal in America comes with a pantheon of beliefs: You support pluralism, tolerance and diversity. You support gay rights, access to abortion and gun control. The belief that Israel is unjustly bullying the Palestinians is an inextricable part of this pantheon. Most progressives in the US view Israel as an aggressor, oppressing the poor noble Arabs who are being so brutally denied their freedom. […]...
  • Over 100,000 Palestinians send Trump letters for Palestine

    02/17/2017 5:27:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.17.17, 22:42
    More than 100,000 Palestinians have sent US President Donald Trump letters, imploring him not to withhold US support from the idea of founding a Palestinian state. Arab media website Al-Monitor reported that the wide scale campaign was organized by Youth Center for Development and Innovation Arab in the West Bank city of Nablus, and that the center had gathered the letters for 11 days, starting on January 20—the day of Trump’s inauguration. The initiative had collected the letters of young Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as from Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals. “All of the...
  • Germany says settlement construction could lead to war [for Israel]

    02/17/2017 5:22:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 16, 2017, 11:22 pm | Alexander Fulbright
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Thursday that continued Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank endangers the possibility of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and could lead to war in the Middle East, Reuters reported. “We are concerned that unlimited construction of settlements will … make a two-state solution impossible and could increase the risks of conflicts in the Middle East, including possible war,” Sigmar Gabriel said during a news conference at a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany. Despite being one of Israel’s strongest allies, Germany has taken a more critical stance against...
  • White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs

    02/13/2017 6:01:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    The Trump administration sent shockwaves through the U.N. late last week when it took a stance against the appointment of a senior Palestinian official to serve in a top post overseeing Libya. Senior officials at Turtle Bay expressed outrage over the Trump administration's move to block the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as a special U.N. representative for Libya. The move was widely supported by U.N. members, and, for a time, the Trump administration. Sources inside the White House told the Free Beacon that the move was meant to send a signal to the Palestinians that they...
  • Message to President Trump: Drain the Swamp? Start with Ben Rhodes on Holocaust Council

    01/31/2017 5:15:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    President Donald Trump wants to drain the swamp. Well here's the perfect place to start. Remember this name: Ben Rhodes. I’ll get back to Ben in a moment. He is the centerpiece to Obama’s final vicious attack on Israel. Obama made many shocking, damaging attacks on Israel. The list is so long it would take me an entire book to list them all.Need proof? It accelerated in his final days. It was as if he had to show his true hatred for Israel with his last official acts.Many Americans know Obama allowed the United Nations and their anti-Semite representatives to condemn Israel for...
  • Sweden to name special envoy to Israel-Palestine peace process

    02/15/2017 1:07:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 February 2017 07:46 CET+01:00
    Sweden is to appoint a special envoy to the Israel-Palestine peace process, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced during the presentation of her foreign policy vision in parliament. Wallström presented the ruling center-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government’s foreign policy declaration for the year in the Riksdag on Wednesday morning, continuing an annual tradition. […] Sweden’s relationship with Israel has been increasingly frosty in the past few years. In 2014 it recognized Palestine as a state, and Israeli officials have routinely refused to meet Wallström after she called for investigations into “extrajudicial” killings of Palestinian assailants by Israeli forces. […] Without mentioning...
  • Arab MK: Israel ‘robbery of century’

    12/18/2005 7:48:46 AM PST · by Alouette · 15 replies · 354+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Ronny Shaked
    Knesset Member Azmi Bishara in Lebanon: We are original inhabitants of Palestine, not ‘those who came from Poland, Russia; says Israelis should leave, take their democracy with them Israel is the 20th century's greatest robbery, carried out in broad daylight, Arab Knesset member Azmi Bishara (National Democratic Assembly) told a Lebanese audience last week during a speech at an Arab book fair in Beirut. "I will never recognize Zionism even if all Arabs do," he said. "I will never concede Palestine. The battle is still long." Bishara, who recently launched his campaign for an additional term in the Knesset, left...
  • GSS: Ex-MK Bishara Recruiting for Hizbullah

    04/05/2008 6:33:53 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 86+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 04/01/08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Security services suspect that former MK Azmi Bishara, a fugitive living abroad accused of providing aid to Hizbullah, is intent on recruiting agents for the Lebanese terrorist group among Israeli Arabs. In recent days, agents of the General Security Services (GSS) invited activist members of the Balad party from Wadi Ara to the agency's offices and warned them against contact with Bishara. Balad was led by Bishara until his flight from the country in 2007. A member of the Arab Coordinating Committee, Ashraf Kortam, was also questioned by security services about his relationship with Bishara. He was asked to...
  • Chicago-based Arab group faces fresh terrorism scrutiny (AAAN and Obama)

    11/01/2013 1:17:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    AAAN has long been tied to President Obama. In 2001 and 2002, the Woods Fund of Chicago, with Obama on its board, made grants totaling $75,000 to the AAAN—about a fifth of AAAN’s overall budget. Obama served in that role alongside Bill Ayers and received $6,000 a year from 1999-2002. AAAN’s founder Rashid Khalidi and his wife Mona hosted Obama in their home on at least one occasion. Obama praised Khalidi’s insights, which had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases.” Khalidi returned the compliment, telling a mostly Arab audience, that Obama is...
  • Israel, Settlements, and the Media

    02/02/2017 9:26:22 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 2/2 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    3 shares A Two important things happened tonight: Donald Trump reversed Barack Obama’s policy toward Israel’s settlements, and the New York Times headline on the story about it was “Trump Embraces Pillars of Obama’s Foreign Policy.” #1 is obviously the matter of the greatest importance. #2 is meaningful because it’s part of a pattern of reporting on the Trump administration by the mainstream media that features breathless and hurried assertions of fact on policy that turn out not to hold water once they are examined. First, to Trump and Obama and Israel and the settlements. On Thursday night the White...
  • French Court Rejects Palestinian Demands

    02/01/2017 7:47:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    A new sheriff arrived in town with the appointment of Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In her first speech, she indicated the disproportionate contribution by the United States -- 22% of the UN budget and 28% of UN peacekeeping operations -- to the world organization. The UN budget should be subject "strategic cutting," and sometimes withholding of dues. In picturesque language, Haley spoke of the need for a strong U.S. role at the UN. She had already made clear during her testimony on January 18, 2017, to the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Trump’s Terror Travel Ban Should Include Palestinians

    01/31/2017 8:20:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/17 | Barry Shaw
    Their commitment to terrorism only increases. With their embassy threats, they constitute a clear and present danger to the United States Jews were among those protesting at American airports against the Trump Administration ban on visitors from terror-related Middle East countries. Travel bans against Jews, specifically Israeli Jews, to Muslim countries continues on a daily basis without a murmur of protest from the American Jewish community or even from Israeli Jews. It is accepted as something normal that Jewish Israeli passport holders are blocked from entering Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan,...
  • Fordham University’s Ban on Pro-Palestine Student Group Draws Backlash From Justice Groups

    01/27/2017 8:14:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 7:56 am, January 24, 2017 | Nahema Marchal
    Fordham University’s refusal to recognize a campus chapter of the pro-Palestine group — Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — as an official student club has drawn widespread criticism from civil and constitutional rights groups, who claim the decision was politically motivated. […] In a joint 11-page letter to the Jesuit institution, released last week, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal affirmed that the denial not only violated free associated principles but was a blatant case of discrimination in violation of Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, pointing that all four applicants for the SJP chapter’s executive...
  • Trump Prepares Executive Orders to Reduce Funds for UN Bodies Giving Palestinians Full Membership

    01/26/2017 5:31:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 26, 2017 | by JACK TONHABEN
    The administration of new U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing executive orders that aim to minimize the role the U.S. plays in the UN and other international bodies, including organizations supporting the Palestinians or in which the Palestinian Authority has official representatives. According to a report published in the New York Times on Wednesday, the first of two draft orders calls for stopping US funding to any UN or other global agency according to a list of criteria. One of these criteria is giving the Palestinian Authority or the Palestinian Liberation Organization full membership, or any organization that “is...
  • Trump Freezes Obama’s $221m Payment to Palestinians

    01/25/2017 2:29:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    ormer US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking. The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move. The State Department is reviewing the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week. Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office. The funds — supposedly intended for reconstruction in Gaza and good governance programs for the Palestinian Authority — were...
  • Report: Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours

    01/23/2017 8:05:25 PM PST · by Lera · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/23/17 | Joel B. Pollak
    A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations. At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.
  • Report: Obama Quietly Sent $221 Million To The Palestinian Authority Hours Before Leaving Office

    01/23/2017 7:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    AP- BI ^ | 1-23-2017 | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner, Associated Press January 23, 2017 Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money. A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.(snip)
  • US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

    01/23/2017 2:10:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:41 PM EST | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of...
  • Hamas official says Trump is an ignoramus

    01/22/2017 10:42:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 January 2017 02:47 | Adam Rasgon
    The US President has failed to learn from history, a senior Hamas official said regarding Donald Trump’s remarks about “radical Islamic terrorism” in his inauguration speech. “This ignoramus did not study history and does not know what the fate of those who ignited the Crusader wars. We are an Islamic nation that may lose a battle, but we will win all the wars,” Mousa Abu Marzouk, a member of the Hamas politburo, wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday. Abu Marzouk, who is considered a contender to be the next Hamas politburo chairman, made an apparent reference to the ultimate...
  • Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

    01/22/2017 3:22:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2017 5:09 PM EST | Josef Federman
    Israel’s prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a “common vision” for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans to head to Washington in early February hours after delaying a vote on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration. The move put on hold legislation that threatens to unleash fresh violence...
  • White House confirms relocation of US Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    01/22/2017 11:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Business Standard ^ | January 23, 2017 | ANI
    In a highly controversial move, President of the United States Donald Trump will on Monday announce to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's team is in the "beginning stages" of a plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. An Israeli news outlet earlier reported an anonymous source as saying the announcement on America's embassy moving from Tel Aviv would be made by a member of Trump administration on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump by telephone on Sunday regarding the move....
  • Islamic countries condemn planned U.S. embassy move

    01/19/2017 10:50:14 PM PST · by Lera · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/20/17 | Elad Benar
    Organization of Islamic Cooperation rejects actions that could undermine PA's ability to claim Jerusalem for a state. Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday indirectly condemned plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reports The Associated Press. A statement issued after a meeting in Kuala Lumpur did not specifically mention the United States or Trump by name, but said the OIC rejected any actions that could undermine the ability of Palestinian Arabs to claim part of Jerusalem in a future state. It also called on governments...
  • In final press call, Obama says Israeli-Palestine status quo 'unsustainable'

    01/18/2017 5:13:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.18.2017 | Jane Mcintosh
    For the last time, Obama took reporters’ questions in the White House briefing room on Wednesday. It was his last official event before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday. On international issues, Obama admitted he continued to be “worried about the Israeli-Palestinian issue. The status quo is unsustainable.” He said it was bad for the Palestinians, the region and for national security. In his final news briefing, he expressed concern that the “moment may be passing” for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He added, “I don’t want to predict today what could end up happening,” in an...
  • Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'

    01/17/2017 9:50:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 01/17/17 02:04 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that it was the fault of Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that a peace deal was not agreed upon during the Obama administration. Speaking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Kerry rejected Amanpour’s assertion that the administration failed to broker a peace deal. “The leaders of the two countries involved — one country and one entity, the Palestinian Authority — have failed to come to the table and reach agreement. You know the old saying — you can lead a horse to water, you can’t make it drink. Now, we...
  • For the first time, Democrats are about as pro-Palestinian as pro-Israel

    01/16/2017 6:09:47 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/12 | Aaron Blake
    ...Pew's new data also show unprecedented polarization when it comes to another top foreign policy issue: Israel. Similar numbers of Republicans and Democrats have sympathized more with Israel than with the Palestinians dating back to the late 1970s. Today, though, 74 percent of Republicans sympathize more with Israel, while just 33 percent of Democrats do the same. And perhaps most notably, for the first time this century — if not ever — Democrats are now about equally split between sympathizing more with Israel (33 percent) and with the Palestinians (31 percent).The change across the political spectrum is clear when you...
  • EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

    01/16/2017 10:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 11:33 AM EST
    European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. “It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the world,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after chairing their talks in Brussels. “We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,” she said. …
  • France warns Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as capital

    01/15/2017 9:55:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 January 2017 21:06 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France warned on Sunday of “serious consequences” if Donald Trump moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Neither Israel nor the Palestinians were represented at the conference, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as “futile”. Opening the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the international community wanted to “forcefully reiterate that the two-state solution is the only solution possible” to the seven-decade-old conflict. …
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 15th, 2017(video)

    01/15/2017 5:19:10 PM PST · by Lera · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/15/17 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. focuses in on the significance of all that's happened in just the first fifteen days of the year, namely, that of the unprecedented UN Resolution and Paris Peace Summit, taking place at the time of today’s prophecy update.
  • 2017 01 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Gathering..." (video)

    01/15/2017 3:25:11 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/15/17 | John Haller
    January 15, 2017. 70 Nations are gathering in France to discuss a "Final Solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. And we can promise you, it is not favorable to the Israeli people. Remember, Hitler also proposed a "Final Solution." 'Nuff said. John looks at this issue, along with an analysis of an Iranian-Israeli nuclear conflict, plus another tortorous glimpse into the continuing absurdity of our nation's leaders who are dead set on inflicting as much damage as possible on God's chosen nation. January 20th cannot come soon enough for those who love Israel and her people.
  • Widow of terrorist gets P.A. pension (American tax $), Soros in the crosshairs of Hungary [radio]

    01/15/2017 7:42:42 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 14, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    Sessions, Tillerson, Pompeo, Mattis testify before Senate Trump to CNN: “You are fake news!” LIVE Saturday (1/14) 8 AM EST Trump’s future cabinet is cruising through Senate confirmation. And with the world in the state that it is, not a moment too soon. Terrorism once again strikes Israel in the form of a truck attack. Sound familiar? Of course, the widow of the terrorist is already collecting a pension courtesy of the Palestinian Authority. Yet these people allegedly want peace? In Hungary, the Orban government takes the dramatic step of targeting George Soros’s network of NGOs. Good for them –...
  • Palestinians: A Strategy of Lies and Deception

    01/14/2017 11:47:00 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 13, 2017 | by Bassam Tawil
    Abbas here lied twice. First, it is a lie that he is prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel. In the past few years, Abbas has repeatedly rejected Israeli offers to resume the stalled peace negotiations. Abbas's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, claimed this week that his boss was ready to resume the peace talks with Israel in Moscow....... This means that Abbas has not abandoned his preconditions for resuming the peace talks with Israel. The timing of Erekat's announcement in Moscow is clearly linked to the Paris peace conference. It is part of the Palestinian strategy to depict...
  • NETANYAHU, CONGRESS, AIPAC AND THE PLO-The whitewashing of the PLO must end.

    01/10/2017 5:13:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 10, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. It is not in the least surprising that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority did not condemn the terrorist attack on Sunday. It is not surprising because the PLO-controlled PA encouraged the attack. As Khaled Abu Toameh wrote for the Gatestone Institute, in the aftermath of last month’s US-enabled passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which criminalizes Israel, the PA went on the warpath. . Among other things, Muhammad Abu Shtayyeh, who serves as a close adviser to PLO chief and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas called for an intensification of terrorist attacks against Israelis. Shtayyeh...
  • US government agency to investigate UNRWA terror ties [GAO]

    01/12/2017 11:02:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 01/12/17 16:24 | Gary Willig
    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced that it would begin its official investigation by the into the ties between UNRWA and terrorist organizations and incitement in official Palestinian Authority textbooks after President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20. The GAO is the supreme audit institution of the US government and provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress. The investigation was requested by Senator James Risch (R-Idaho), the Chairman of the Senate Near East Subcommittee, following briefings on UNRWA’s indiscretions to Congress by the Center for Near East Policy Research over the past few years. Sen. Risch requested...
  • Canada looking at UN agency over Palestinian connection

    10/04/2004 4:23:30 AM PDT · by ruready4eternity · 26 replies · 278+ views
    CBC News ^ | OCt 4/2004 | Written by CBC News Online staff
    Israel said Sunday that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) supports Hamas and demanded the UN investigate the agency and its head, Peter Hansen.
  • Netanyahu Lashes Out: 'Paris Peace Conference' Is Nothing More Than 'a Palestinian Fraud'

    01/12/2017 7:47:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again shows why he's a hero of mine : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the French government Thursday and the Palestinians in connection with the peace conference set to meet in Paris on Sunday with the participation of foreign ministers and senior diplomats from 70 countries and international organizations. "This conference is a fraud, a Palestinian scam under French auspices, whose goal is to lead to the adoption of additional anti-Israeli positions," said Netanyahu at the beginning of a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borg Brende. Lord knows how many different Palestinian terrorist...
  • Nigeria intercepts 13 Iran missile containers possibly destined for Gaza

    10/28/2010 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Strategy · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | October 28, 2010 | By Barak Ravid
    Nigeria's secret service said on Tuesday it had intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran in what Israeli defense sources believe may be part of a new smuggling route from Iran to Hamas in Gaza. Rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives camouflaged as building material were seized in the Nigerian port of Lagos after being unloaded from an Iranian ship. Nigerian media reports said the ship, which came from Iran, docked in Lagos port for a few hours only, unloaded 13 containers and sailed on.
  • Pope Francis to host Abbas on Saturday

    01/10/2017 6:18:21 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Pope Francis will grant Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit. It will be the third time Francis has met Abbas following an encounter during the pontiff's 2014 trip to the Holy Land and the Palestinian leader's 2015 visit to the Vatican to attend a canonization ceremony for two Palestinian nuns. Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the...
  • James Baker: US 'Cannot Be Israel's Lawyer' on Palestinian Issue

    01/08/2017 9:47:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 02:23 PM
    Former Secretary of State James Baker on Sunday warned that President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration “cannot be Israel’s lawyer” if it expects to successfully broker peace in the Arab/Israeli conflict. In an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Baker said he hopes Trump “will immerse himself” in the issue of peace in the Middle East because “it takes leadership at the very top of America’s government if that’s got any chance of succeeding.” […] Baker said he doesn’t know Trump’s choice of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, but does not agree with annexing the West Bank or...
  • South African President: Don't visit Israel

    01/08/2017 8:01:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 01/09/17 05:06 | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is calling on South Africans not to visit Israel in order to show solidarity with “the people of Palestine”, the Africa News website reported Sunday. Zuma’s comments came at the 105th anniversary celebration of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), during which he reiterated the party’s solidarity with the “oppressed people of the world”, citing “Palestine” as an example. “The people of Palestine continue to suffer in their rightful quest for self-determination … We reiterate that we firmly discourage travel to Israel for causes not related to fostering peace in the region,” Zuma was quoted...
  • Over a million PA Arabs plan to leave Israel

    01/07/2017 3:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/17 | Chana Roberts
    More Arabs are leaving Judea and Samaria every year reported an Arab48 journalist, referring to Areas A and B, under Palestinian Authority control. "A guy named Ahmad told me there were 44 kids in his high school class, all of them from Kfar Ramon. Only four of them still live there, the rest moved to the United States," the journalist said. "There are no more celebrations, because there are no more young people. What will they celebrate, who will put people on their shoulders? In our village, there used to be 14,000 people, but 10,000 emigrated to the US, 2,000...
  • 4 killed in Jerusalem vehicle attack; official says it's an act of terror

    01/08/2017 6:47:44 AM PST · by Enchante · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | January 8, 2017 | Oren Liebermann, Michael Schwartz and Amy La Porte
    (CNN) A truck plowed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four people and injuring at least 13, Israel's emergency services said Sunday. Three of the four killed were female soldiers, Israeli Education Minister Neftali Bennett said. The fourth person killed was a young man, but it was not immediately clear whether he was a soldier. All of the slain victims were in their 20s. "A group had gotten off the bus and were getting organized with their bags when the terrorist took the opportunity, ramming his truck into the group," Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. "Then he...
  • Obama is in bed with the Iraq Study Group

    04/05/2008 6:40:54 PM PDT · by tedbel · 8 replies · 92+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Apri9l 5/08 | Ted Belman
    A number of people have written to me to tell me Brzezinski, either is not on Obama's foreign team or is just one member of it. Ever since Brzezinski introduced Obama last summer, Brzezinski has remained in the background for fear of alienating Obama's Jewish support. It makes little difference because all the others on the team are generally in agreement with his policies. Now Lee Hamilton has officially joined the team. And as you know Hamilton and Brzezinski are joined at the hip. They both were on the Iraq Study Group and they both signed a letter among others,...
  • Abbas warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 11:22:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/17 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday warned of “serious implications” if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his election promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Moving the embassy will have serious consequences not only for the Palestinian people, but also for the legitimacy of the entire international struggle against the occupation," he told a visiting delegation from the leftist Meretz party, according to Army Radio. At the same time, Abbas said he does not believe that Trump would actually follow through with the move. "We are acting with patience and...
  • Leaked documents claim UN anti-settlement resolution orchestrated by US, PA co-op

    12/28/2016 5:52:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    jpost.com ^ | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Prior to the UN Security Council vote on anti-Israeli settlement resolution 2334, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with a Palestinian delegation in early December in Washington to discuss the draft, agreeing to cooperate, according to transcripts released by Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Saba'a. According to the report, Kerry along with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, met with Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj, head of the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Service. The reported transcripts reflect statements by numerous Israeli officials claiming that the resolution was orchestrated by the Obama administration. The source...
  • Black Lives Matter offshoot embraces anti-Semitism, engages with terrorists

    01/03/2017 5:02:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-30-16 | Paul Miller
    Over the Christmas weekend, Chicago surpassed the 750-murder mark for 2016. But as blacks lay dying on the streets of Chicago’s South and West Sides, a Black Lives Matter offshoot is more interested in traveling overseas to learn “resistance” from terrorists. The Dream Defenders bills itself as “an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing.” But an investigation conducted by the Haym Salomon Center reveals the group’s embrace of anti-Semitism and collaboration with a State Department-designated terror group. In August, Black Lives Matter singled out Israel for condemnation, declaring it an “apartheid” state engaged in “genocide.” These...
  • Since when did the Palestinians become entitled to a state?

    01/01/2017 12:42:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2017 | Ted Belman
    As Newt Gingrich said in 2011, “The Palestinians are an invented people.” In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization was formed to liberate Palestine through armed struggle. But it took years for the notion of a Palestinian people to crystalize. In 1967, they were not recognized as such, nor were they considered a party to the conflict. Security Council Resolution 242 passed after the ’67 war, made no mention of them. The US as a matter of policy, promoted the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people and forced Israel to accept them in peace discussions at the Madrid Conference...