Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Saudis end funding to PA

The Palestinian Authority has been struggling amid a cutoff of funds by Saudi Arabia. Officials said Saudi Arabia halted funding to the PA in April 2016 amid a political dispute. They said the Saudi cutoff...

The 28 Pages that Damn Saudi Arabia

More puzzling than the elusive pages from the Congressional 9/11 inquiry is why Obama released them, and specifically, why now. The president apparently believes it will burnish his legacy, embarrass his enemies and...

Arab Peace Initiative Is Negotiable, Saudi Arabia and Jordan Say

The murderous bombing attack by the ISIS organization against a Jordanian outpost at the junction of Jordan’s borders with Iraq and Syria reinforces Jordan’s new needs in dealing with the Palestinian problem. The closing...

For Middle East Peace, Look to Israel’s Arab Partners

Speculation is rife that President Barack Obama will make one final stab at putting his mark on the Middle East peace process before he leaves office. One theory has the administration supporting a United Nations...

The Shift in Saudi Foreign Policy

The tight-lipped family oligarchy in Saudi Arabia headed by a geriatric and purportedly infirm monarch has no penchant for transparency. Despite the opacity, the transition from King Abdullah to King Salman has been accompanied...

Puritanically Radical, Radically Puritanical: Saudi Arabia’s Religious Cleansing Policy Expands Through ME

“ISIS and, through ISIS, Saudi Arabia has declared war on religious pluralism to impose its own dogmatic and bigoted interpretation of Islam in the Middle East. The real crime against humanity here is being...

Saudi Journalist: Netanyahu ‘Got it Right’ on Iran, Obama Must Listen!

Obama would rather ignore Netanyahu, but a prominent Saudi journalist says that Netanyahu is telling the truth and the American leader should heed his advice. Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of the prominent Saudi Al-Arabiya newspaper begs...

Qatar’s Support of Hamas and Jihadist Forces in the Middle East

http://jcpa.org/article/qatars-support-of-hamas-jihadist-forces/#sthash.dk14HQuF.dpuf Vol. 14, No. 30       September 23, 2014 Qatar is unquestionably engaged in international terrorist financing. According to the U.S. Treasury’s division for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, “Qatar, a longtime U.S. ally, has...

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...

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...