Saturday, December 9, 2017

Watching the World Trade Center Implode, Following the Reaction in Israel and the Palestinian...

Terror at the Twin Towers caught this reporter in Lower Manhattan, preparing to give a seminar on how the PLO, the seemingly legitimate peace partner with Israel, had incorporated Islamic terrorist organizations and Islamic...

Who Are the Palestinians?

Vol. 17, No. 21 Palestinian leaders claim that the Palestinians are descended from the Canaanite people who lived in the Land of Canaan before the Israelite tribes settled in it. What is the source...

Fuelling a failed enterprise

Investors and entrepreneurs before contemplating their support for a new venture usually, if they are at all prudent, make sure that it is likely to succeed…writes Michael Kuttner. Research into a proposed enterprise entails financial,...

Palestinian Payments to Incarcerated Terrorists and Martyrs’ Families Rise in 2017

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation The Palestinian Authority recently released its detailed budget for 2017, and it includes the usual allocations for salaries to imprisoned and released terrorists, as well...

Palestinians’ Dilemma on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount: Opposing Israel or Each Other?

I spoke to several Fatah sources in east Jerusalem on July 17, 2017, as the “metal detector” crisis began to build, and their bottom-line is that they feel they are left alone to defend...

Israel’s sanitized report of Netanyahu-Abbas conversation makes Abbas look better

A comparison of the official Palestinian and official Israeli reports of the Netanyahu-Abbas conversation finds that the sanitized report issued by Israel puts Abbas in a far more favorable light than he deserves. As the...

Senate panel weighs bill to cut U.S. funding to Palestinians over payments to terrorists

With momentum growing in Congress to support legislation that could cut U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to convicted terrorists and their families, a senior White House official told Fox News...

How to Depoliticize Palestinian Refugee Status

In a bold reversal of longstanding Israeli policy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently called for dismantling the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and rolling its functions into the United Nations High Commission on Refugees...

UN: Terrorism from Palestinians against Israelis will be rewarded – again

Even by U.N. standards, last week’s vote at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow, Poland, was diplomatic theater at its most absurd. With civil war, ethnic and religious cleansing and ISIS terrorism blowing Muslim and Christian sites to...

Gaza’s Inhabitants Share the Blame with Hamas

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The claim that Gaza’s inhabitants are hapless victims of Hamas is highly questionable. Gazans are either silent about or openly supportive of the trading of corpses of Israeli soldiers in return for Hamas...