Monthly Archives: September 2013

Official: PA lacks political infrastructure for peace deal

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=11935 The Palestinian Authority has yet to form the political infrastructure that would allow it to reach a permanent peace agreement with Israel, Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, director-general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry, said...

Israel’s Strategic Challenges: The Next Five Years

http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/4061/israel-strategic-challenges Israel will face a complicated and challenging strategic landscape in the years to come. This, of course, could have been said at any point since 1948. Ever since the Zionist idea took the shape...

Startling Revelations From an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

http://www.matthiaskuentzel.de/contents/sartling-revelations-from-an-iranian-smuggling-case-in-hamburg I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at...

EDITOR’S REPORT FROM JERICHO-20 YEARS AFTER OSLO: THE REFUGEE CAMP, CASINO, CALIPH AND UNKNOWN...

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=3813&sec=1&title=EDITOR%27S_REPORT_FROM_JERICHO-20_YEARS_AFTER_OSLO:_THE_REFUGEE_CAMP,_CASINO,_CALIPH_AND_UNKNOWN_PALACE As my Arab driver Faisal from East Jerusalem drove through the entrance to Jericho this past winter, I reminded myself that this oasis was the first city that came under the Palestinian Authority when...

Editor’s Report: Trapped in a Bethlehem Gift Shop

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=3625&sec=2&title=Editor%27s_Report:_Trapped_in_a__Bethlehem_Gift_Shop __ I spent a day in Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories in January this past winter with a Palestinian driver who defined himself as a "a Muslim Arab who came from a Christian family...

Looking Back At 1948-Colonel Mordechai Baron Reflects on the Roots of the Arab refugee...

In Jerusalem on July 29th, I met with Colonel Mordachi Ba-Ron now 84, to discover the roots of the Arab refugee issue. Mr Ba-Ron was a platoon and company commander in the Givatti Brigade...

Israel Worried Over Syrian Plan

Officials said the sudden reversal by President Barack Obama, who pressured Israel and American Jews to support an attack on Syria, suggested that the administration was pursuing a reconciliation with Iran. They said Teheran...

Syrian army defector tells of dozens of chemical attacks

http://www.thenational.ae/world/syrian-army-defector-tells-of-dozens-of-chemical-attacks Amman // A senior army officer and chemical-weapons specialist who defected from Bashar Al Assad’s forces says he was ordered by top regime officials to use poison gas in attacks on rebel-held areas. “I am...

The UNRWA Dilemma

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3979/unrwa-dilemma The Palestinian people, according to a recent study by the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, have received per capita, adjusted for inflation, 25 times more aid than did Europeans to rebuild war-torn Western Europe under...

Al Qaida Dominates Much Of Syria

http://www.menewsline.com Al Qaida, despite an offensive by the regime of President Bashar Assad, has been expanding throughout Syria, a report said. A U.S. think tank asserted that Al Qaida militias were dominating large areas of Syria...