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Daily Archives: November 28, 2012

Gaza’s Not the Key, Philadelphi Is

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/334073/gaza-s-not-key-philadelphi-daniel-pipes # The Second Hamas-Israel War, of November 10 to 21, inspired a mighty debate over rights and wrongs, with each side appealing to the large undecided bloc (19 percent of Americans according to CNN/ORC,...

“Trading Away Peace”: How Biased Political NGOs Fuel Conflict

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article.php?id=3784 Introduction On October 30, 2012, twenty-two NGOs released a report, “Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements.” These NGOs repeat the BDS (boycotts, divestment, sanctions) agenda, calling on the EU and national...

International Recognition of a Unilaterally Declared Palestinian State: Legal and Policy Dilemmas

http://www.jcpa.org/art/becker2.htm Representatives of the PLO, and of the Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority established pursuant to the Interim Agreement, have repeatedly threatened to unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state.1 Indeed, following the conclusion of the Camp...

Media should use ceasefire to reflect on double standards

http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/91931/media-should-use-ceasefire-reflect-double-standards The mobilisation of Israeli forces around Gaza this week was strikingly reminiscent of the British and American build-up of troops along the Kuwait and Iraq borders before Operation Desert Storm, the massive armoured counter-attack...

Fatal Flaws in the Reliance upon International Guarantees

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/fatal-flaws-in-the-reliance-upon-international-guarantees?f=must_reads When an earlier Secretary of State before Hillary Clinton, namely Condoleezza Rice, arrived several times in Jerusalem she pressured the then weak and embattled Israeli government of Ehud Olmert into continuing the dreary and...