Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sharon’s 10 premises for his withdrawal plan should be questioned

1. "The successful withdrawal from Southern Lebanon is a precedent for everything that will take place in Gaza and Northern Samaria after the withdrawal from these areas". Deputy prime minister, Minister Ehud Olmert, said in...

International Recognition of a Unilaterally Declared Palestinian State: Legal and Policy Dilemmas

http://www.jcpa.org/art/becker2.htm Representatives of the PLO, and of the Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority established pursuant to the Interim Agreement, have repeatedly threatened to unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state.1 Indeed, following the conclusion of the Camp...

THE TRUTH OF SATIRE

http://www.rabbiwein.com/blog/post-1556.html There is a wickedly funny and enormously sad piece of satire making the rounds about a “Lithuanian” charedi father attempting to explain to his inquisitive child the story of the Hasmoneans and their triumph...

Good News: Worst UN Candidates Defeated in Race to Replace Richard Falk

http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1285603&ct=13660667¬oc=1 We have just learned that following UN Watch's campaign exposing and opposing the most biased candidates vying to replace the outgoing Richard Falk -- as the UN's permanent investigator on "Israel's violations of the...

U.S. Embassy Relocation Law does not recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel

There is a fundamental misunderstanding, which is that if the US recognizes Jerusalem as  capital of Israel, that would mean that the US recognizes Jerusalem as part of Israel. However, the US embassy relocation legislation...

Outrage: From Warsaw to Jerusalem

Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial center for six million Jews  murdered during WWII, has issued a stinging critique of a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers that was meant to resolve...

Sending children to die on the front-line of battle. From Golda to Gaza

"We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children"- GOLDA MEIR, 1972 During my first year in Israel, 30 years ago, Golda Meir was the Prime Minister. I remember the affection that I...

Does the Ford Foundation Fund PLO Advocacy?

Is the Ford Foundation one of the world's premier sponsors of terrorism? US Senator Charles Grassely (D) Iowa, Chair of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, thinks the question is a fair one. That is...

Sderot Residents Fed Up with Judge Goldstone as Gaza Rocket Fire Continues

Sderot and western Negev residents experienced another week of sporadic rocket fire from northern Gaza as the General Assembly of the United Nations began its debate on the Goldstone probe into alleged Israeli war...

Brothers in Arms: Would Hizballah and Hamas Join Iran in a War Against Israel?

http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/docs/perspectives185.pdf EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: There is a prevalent view that in the event of an Israeli strike on Iran, Tehran’s proxies in Lebanon and Gaza - Hizballah and Hamas - would join in retaliation against Israel....