Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PA and Other Arab Reactions to the Gaza Crisis

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/pa-and-other-arab-reactions-to-the-gaza-crisis The most striking aspect of ongoing Arab reactions to the latest Hamas-Israeli clashes is an act of omission: the Palestinian Authority (PA) and President Mahmoud Abbas are not calling for Hamas to stop firing...

Will the West Fund Hamas?

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4346/hamas-western-aid Less than a week after its inauguration, the Hamas-Fatah unity government is already facing its first crisis as it remains unclear which party will pay salaries to tens of thousands of Hamas employees in...

The U.S. Has Been Speaking To Hamas Through Back Channels For More Than Six...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/the-us-has-been-speaking-to-hamas-through-backchannels-for-o JERUSALEM - United States officials have been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months to discuss their role in the newly formed unity government, according to two senior diplomatic sources...

Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall

http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-reconciliation-and-the-rising-power-of-hamas/ Vol. 14, No. 14 May 14, 2014 Fatah and Hamas are continuing to talk in an attempt to translate the reconciliation agreement, signed between the sides on April 23, 2014, into a series of operative...

Recognizing Israel a ‘Red Line’ for Hamas Says Abu Marzouk

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/05/06/recognizing-israel-a-red-line-for-hamas-says-abu-marzouk GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - “Hamas will not recognize Israel,” Mousa Abu Marzouk, deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau, told Al-Monitor in an exclusive interview. “This is a red line that cannot be crossed,” said...

Hamas wins, Abbas loses

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4512703,00.html When one examines the articles of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, one can quickly understand that this is an old soup that has been reheated. The agreement the two sides signed was...

The Questions No One Asks

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4209/the-questions-no-one-asks The Palestinians aspire to control all the holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, not only those holy to Islam, but those holy to Christianity and Judaism as well. They understand that they...

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...

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the “Clash within a Civilization”

http://csis.org/publication/saudi-arabia-iran-and-clash-within-civilization No one has ever been able to travel to the Gulf without discovering just how different the perspectives and values of the West and the Middle East can be. During the last two...

Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-syria-rebels-20140127,0,3701116.story WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved...