Monday, November 19, 2018

Arafat, the Palestine Authority and the Hamas: A Surprising Cooperative Relationship

Almost four years ago, when Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with Yassir Arafat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on the White House lawn most people in Israel and abroad expected...

The Bombing at Mahane Yehudah and the Aftermath

My friend David, an American Jew in his mid-twenties, was shopping for fruit at the Mahane Yehuda marketplace in Jerusalem at approximately 1 p.m., July 30. Standing next to a watermelon stand, he realized...

Yasser Arafat and Hamas: the Cooperation Has Deepened

The cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas and Jihad, was not limited to the maintenance of a dialogue between them. The Israeli security establishment knows about dozens of Hamas activists who have...

No Word of Condemnation From Arafat to His Own People in Their Own Language

In the aftermath of the bombs that blew up in Jerusalem's Machane Yehudah open air market today in Jerusalem, our news agency, which covers the peace process and the fledgling Palestine Authority, listened intently...

A Parent’s Day in Court

A personal message from Stanley and Joyce Boim, the parents of David Boim, whose son was gunned down by Amjad HaNawi, an Arab who has found safe haven in the Palestine Authority. We want to...

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency

Like many other UN relief agencies, UNRWA was founded in the midst of a refugee emergency that occurred in the wake of war. The UN organized UNRWA as a special relief agency that was...

The Refugee Dilemma: A Day in the UNRWA Arab Refugee Camps

Iyad Qadi, a Ramallah resident who fought against Israel during the intifada riots of the late '80s through early 90s, returned to the Palestinian refugee camps that raged so violently in those years -...

Thirty Years After Jerusalem is United Under Israel’s Rule, Servicing Jerusalem’s Arab Minority Comes...

June 1997 marked thirty years since the momentous six day war thrust Israel in control of both parts of the city of Jerusalem. That war followed a period of nineteen years, during which no Jew...

U.S. Intelligence Training for the P.L.O.

Subject: Philadelphia's Finest and American intelligence Training for the Palestine Liberation Army Police Force There are times when a most clandestine or discrete intelligence operation is revealed quite by accident. This was the case of the...

Ehud Barak, Labor’s New Hero

In English, Lt. General (Res) Ehud Barak's last name means lightning. As Israel's highest ranking officer, the retired Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff broke into politics less than two years ago in the...