Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Palestinian Suffering Used to Demonize Israel

http://besacenter.org/uncategorized/palestinian-suffering-used-demonize-israel/ Executive Summary: As long as Palestinians continue to serve as lightning rod against Jews, their supposed victimization reaffirming the latter’s millenarian demonization, Israel will never be allowed to defend itself. No sooner had Israel launched...
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Hamas got rich as Gaza was plunged into poverty

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4543634,00.html While the fighting is only expected to worsen the distress of the residents of Gaza, the Strip's economic outlook for the Strip was never good. The unemployment rate in Gaza stood at approximately 40%...

The corruption at the head of Hamas

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-the-corrution-at-the-head-of-hamas-1000956048 1.8 million people live in the Gaza Strip, most of them refugees. They endure an unemployment rate that reaches 40%, shameful poverty, rock bottom wages, and, to top it all, an apparently corrupt regime,...

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort

http://jcpa.org/article/iran-the-regional-power-behind-the-hamas-war-effort/#sthash.BCfPFQpk.dpuf Vol. 14, No. 23 July 15, 2014 Iran is an arsonist, inflaming the conflicts in the Middle East. Since the 2012 “Pillar of Defense Operation,” Iran has heavily invested in improving the quantity and quality...

The Myth of Palestinian Centrality

http://www.meforum.org/4750/the-myth-of-palestinian-centrality The "Palestinian cause" has been at the forefront of discourse on the Middle East for nearly a century. It has long formed the primary common concern of pan-Arab solidarity and its most effective...

Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecutions

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4400/obama-muslim-persecutions Why is the U.S. downplaying or denying attacks against Christians? "What about the churches which were desecrated? Is this not blasphemy? Where is justice?" - Fr. James Channan OP, Director of The Peace Center, Lahore,...

What Does an “Islamic Caliphate in Iraq Mean?

http://jcpa.org/article/initial-implications-declaration-islamic-caliphate-iraq-syria/ Vol. 14, No. 22 July 1, 2014 The newly declared “Islamic State” is trying to reinforce its battlefield achievements in Syria and Iraq by creating a new Sunni Muslim religious entity to overturn the prevailing...

Confronting the Islamic threat to the West

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5046/confronting_the_islamic_threat_to_the_west Good Western boys, turned Islamic fighters A greater effort must be made to control the threat of Islamic terrorism. Indifference to the threat, let alone acquiescence, is not an option for Western survival. An official...

ISIS Success in Iraq and Syria: Strategic Ramifications

http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7112 Several factors are at the base of the military success of ISIS and other jihadist organizations: the structural and functional weaknesses of Arab nation states; the organizations’ networked and decentralized structure, which makes it...

ISIS: Iran’s Instrument for Regional Hegemony?

http://jcpa.org/article/isis-irans-instrument-regional-hegemony/ Vol. 14, No. 21 June 20, 2014 Immediately after ISIS emerged in Syria, sources in the Syrian opposition said, “We are familiar with the commanders of ISIS. Once they belonged to Assad’s intelligence, and now...