Monday, November 19, 2018

Corruption Under Arafat: the Legislators Speak

Within the Palestinian Authority (PA) there is an office entitled General Control (GCO). In May it issued a report that included a startling claim: because of corruption $326 million, roughly one fourth of the...

Arafat & Palestinian Unity

The following are selections from "Demarcating 'security cooperation'" by Graham Usher which appeared in AL-AHRAM WEEKLY, 28th August - 3rd September, 1997 Last week representatives from the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO),...

Will the PNA Make a 100% Effort?

The following are selections from "Basic Fateh Position" - "an editorial submitted to the press by the Palestinian Liberation Movement, Fateh" which was published in the September 5, 1997 edition of The Jerusalem Weekly. The...

An Interview with Col. Yoash Tsiddon-Chatto

The career of Col. Yoash Tsiddon-Chatto is one of the most distinguished in Israel. He played a leading role in the development of the Israel Air Force, and after his retirement from that career...

“Most of what I’ve heard from this panel is BULLSHIT.”

There are many reasons the Israeli/Jewish lobby rules in Washington with hardly any effective opposition. One of the main reasons is that the various Arab-American organizations that exist are all controlled, manipulated, and usually paralyzed...

PLO’s Qaddumi on Relations With Jihad, Hamas

Do you think that your recent statements have succeeded in dispelling the clouds of tension that loomed over the skies of relations between President Yasir 'Arafat and the Lebanese Government? Undoubtedly, many of...

Analysis: Reconsidering American/Israeli Passion for PLO Statehood

The time has come to ask all those of us who had supported the concept of a Palestinian Arab state to recognize the error in our ways. The concept of ceding a sliver of the...

A Dilemma and a Constructive Approach

At a time when polarization between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews is widely reported, there are ways that we may build fences between Jews, so as to integrate the Jewish spirituality of the non-Orthodox movements...

What is the Definition of “What is Settlement Activity”?

US President Bill Clinton and many Jewish organizations have asked Israel to restrain "settlement activity" as a gesture to advance the peace process. This leads to a question - What is the definition of "settlement...

Palestinian Official Acknowledges Torture

Palestinian security forces abused some prisoners' human rights, a colonel in those forces acknowledged last week. Col. Jabril Rajoub, head of the Preventive Security forces of the West Bank city of Jericho, acknowledged those abuses...