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Monthly Archives: January 2011

A U.N. Appointment Exposed: Rethinking The Public Record of The Director of Operations in...

John Ging has been serving since 2006 as Director of Operations in Gaza for UNRWA, the agency responsible for the Palestinian refugees. He will move shortly to New York, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...

Finally: Arab affirmation: PLO Speaks out of two sides of its mouth

For the past seventeen years, since the inception of the Oslo process, the passion of this news agency and research center has focused on dissonant PLO messages - the contrast between the PLO message...

Tunisia, Egypt, Arab world need bold US support for democracy, not mixed messages

For at least three decades, America's relationship with the Arab world has been defined along these lines. The State Department's institutional knowledge and contacts in the region are all oriented around the regimes in power,...

The Palestine Papers: Al-Jazeera Has an Agenda

Al-Jazeera, the powerful Qatari satellite television station, has been publishing documents leaked to it from the PLO Negotiations Support Unit. The release of the documents has caused great damage to the reputation of the PA...

NEW POLL BY FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT RESEARCHER CONFIRMS WHAT I REPORTED THIS SUMMER: MORE...

Carob Juice Vendor outside of Damascus Gate, Old City of Jerusaelm. Photo by Rhonda Spivak. East Jerusalemite serving food at Jafar Sweets, Old City of Jerusalem. Photo by Rhonda Spivak. East Jerusalemite selling carab juice in...

Fighting the “Soft War” on Israel

More and more, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become one of the most powerful - and controversial - pressure blocs in the global arena. In recent weeks, Israel’s parliament established a commission of inquiry into...

“Fighting That Persistent Lie”

We might have expected WikiLeaks exposure to kill it: the Obama claim that cooperation with Arab states was dependent upon an Israeli-Palestinian negotiated peace. But here we have it again, in somewhat different, and more...

JNFspokesman: “We knew of at least 20 fires set which police suspect were acts...

photo by Nir Her Photo by Nir Her. Map showing area of Carmel damaged by fire. JNF FORESTER IN WPG: THE POLICY OF ISRAEL’S NATIONAL PARKS AUTHORITY TO NOT THIN THE FORESTS MAY HAVE TO CHANGE By Rhonda...

Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People

A discussion about a moral and legal requirement to peacefully reconcile the subsequent rights of the newly-emerged Palestinian People with the prior rights of the ancient Jewish People. IntroductionDenying or minimizing Jewish rights is an...