Monthly Archives: June 2007

Bracing for Collapse: Abbas Loses Control in PA Areas

The Palestinian Authority is quietly bracing for the prospect of collapse amid the unprecedented violence by members of the ruling Fatah movement. PA leaders have acknowledged that they cannot stem the chaos in Palestinian areas or...

Congressional Appropriators want UNRWA review

Congressional appropriators want the U.S. Congress' investigative body to investigate whether UNRWA is paying terrorists. A report accompanying the foreign operations spending bill approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee sets...

U.S. intends to donate $40 million to UNRWA’s emergency appeal

Karen AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, today met with U.S. Consul General Jacob Walles to discuss the United States' intent to contribute $40 million to UNRWA's...

Levy To Release Daughter’s Murderers In Exchange For Captured Israeli POW

Jerusalem - On Wednesday, Member of Knesset Yitzhak Levy, an Orthodox Rabbi from the Israel National Union party, whose daughter was murdered in a terror attack seven years ago made a surprising declaration: "I am prepared for the murderers of my daughter to be released in order to bring Gilad Shalit home," said Levy.

Fabricating A Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza

Jerusalem, Israel - An Israeli security official said that Hamas is trying to create a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and, therefore, there are recurrent attempts to attack the crossings. The official said Hamas is trying to create international pressure on Israel by means of a humanitarian crisis. Sources in the security establishment told Israel Radio that, at this stage, there is enough food, water and fuel for at least 80 days.

Israeli POW Shows First Sign Of Life

After one year of no signs from Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit, taken captive by Hamas on June 25, 2006, an audio-taped recording of what is believed to be Shalit's voice was released to the media in Gaza on the anniversary of the capture.

Israeli, Arab Leaders Meet In Egypt

The Israeli media dubbed this "the summit of low expectations."

The Gaza Coup

Only 10 days have passed since Hamas took control, and the first signs that the Gaza Strip is turning into a fanatic Islamic emirate already can be seen.

Another Shabbat in Sderot: A Personal Note

This past Friday night, I went to pray at the 'Ohel Yitchak' Synagogue, in Sderot. A kassam rocket struck a direct hit on Ohel Yitchak exactly one month ago on May 17th. The attack -...

Sderot Tenses for the Next Round

An Israeli TV crew joined us on our trip to Sderot the other day. They are in the process of shooting a short documentary on Gush Katif refugees in which we appear. "The bombing of Sderot...