Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hamas Policy after Operation “Protective Edge”

http://jcpa.org/article/hamas-policy/ Vol. 14, No. 29    September 18, 2014 Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal recently revealed Hamas’ unfolding strategy in the wake of the Gaza war, particularly the use of the international system as an economic safety net...

The Surreal ‘Reconstruction’ of Gaza

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arlene-kushner/the-surreal-reconstruction-of-gaza/ Much of what goes on in the world these days has a surreal quality.  But here’s a case that is emblematic of a host of situations: On Monday, the United Nations pulled back hundreds of...

Encouraging Children to Engage in Acts of War: Struggle, Jihad and Martyrdom in Schoolbooks...

Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks used by UNRWA in its schools in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip promote the goal of a violent struggle for the liberation of Palestine. That struggle, which is...

How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/184713/martin-indyk-qatar The New York Times recently published a long investigative report by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams, and Nicholas Confessore on how foreign countries buy political influence through Washington think tanks. Judging from Twitter and other...

The Gaza Water Crisis

http://jcpa.org/article/gaza-water-crisis/ Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in general failed to manage Gaza’s civil affairs. Even prior to the July 2014 Operation Protective Edge, an alarming collapse of Gaza’s physical infrastructures was evident: electricity, sewage, and...

What Egypt’s President Sisi Really Thinks

http://www.danielpipes.org/14931/abdel-fattah-al-sisi Former air marshal Husni Mubarak, now 86, had ruled Egypt for 30 years when his military colleagues forced him from office in 2011. Three years and many upheavals later, those same colleagues replaced his...

The nightmare of ‘Gaza Spring’

Here’s my takeaway from the latest Gaza war, linked to Arab Spring. It’s in The Times of Israel, along with an excerpt from my book: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/no-gaza-spring/  

Islamic Jihad Proudly Shows Off Tunnel Rebuilding Efforts

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/21581/islamic-jihad-proudly-tunnel-rebuilding/#qTCfWVyVJ1aQJRIR.99 But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.” (Psalm 55:23) The Gaza...

Qatar’s terror funding makes it more foe than friend to U.S., critics say

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/16/qatar-cozies-up-to-us-while-funding-terror-say-critics/ Qatar has simultaneously been championed as a Western ally in the fight against terror and criticized as the Middle East's chief enabler of radical jihad. It may have found a way to be both,...

Immoral Equivalency

http://www.maraah-magazine.co.il   Judging the morality or immorality of war according to the number of people killed is not just another passing leftist cliché meant for public consumption, but has become the ultimate litmus test for determining...