Tuesday, February 20, 2018

“Kill & Run” Precedent of the Oslo Accord?

The March 21, 1997 explosion at a Tel Aviv cafe once again brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of the peace process. In order to allay Israelis' fears and resume negotiations, both Netanyahu...

This Song Must be Stopped

It is estimated that the market for pirate recordings in Israel has reached NIS 250 million while the legal market is NIS500 million. Israeli, Palestinian and Eastern European criminals have joined forces to turn...

The Man Who Swallowed Gaza

The cement monopoly, The Al-Bahr Company, belongs to Muhammad Rashid, Arafat's chef de bureau and economic advisor. Palestinian Authority chief Yasser Arafat maintains what people in the know in the territories call "A-Sunduk A-Thani," Fund...

Rabbis Who Masquerade AFTER Purim

Once in a while, an eccentric person walks into the press center in Jerusalem, going from one news agency to another, telling you that he is something that he is not. Sometimes he tells...

“Why is this night different …”

If he has a son, the son asks. In contrast to Hanukah and Purim where we are commanded to "publicize the miracle" (and include everyone), on Pesach, the publicizing of the miracle starts first of...

Red Lights & Green Lights: Weapons Control in the Palestine Authority?

At a time when Hamas threatens more terror activity against targets throughout Israel, it may be instructive to note the extent to which the Palestine Authority directly licenses arms for the Hamas instead of...

Common Myths of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zichron Yaakov, IsraelThe Middle East conflict is unique in that every journalist, foreign newspaper columnist, rabbi, politician, political scientist, and Church leader is an armchair expert on Israel's political problem with the Arab world....

A Secular Israeli Asks: Should Civil Rights of Observant Jews be Protected?

A major political issue facing Israel now is the question of whether in Israeli democracy someone has the right NOT to desecrate the Sabbath. Yes, you read that correctly. No misprint. There has long been tension...

Palestinians Need Permanent Homes Now

One of the most important topics on the agenda of any Middle East peace conference should be how to improve the socio-economic conditions of Palestinians in refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza...

Arafat Gave “Green Light” for Attacks Against Israel

On the night between the 9th and 10th of March, realizing that Israel was firm in its decision to build on Har Homa, Arafat gave the signal to renew terror attacks. He also released...