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Daily Archives: February 4, 2014

Israel Fails To Halt Palestinian Influx

Officials said the Israeli military has acknowledged the failure to stop or significantly reduce the infiltration of Palestinians from the West Bank. They said the multi-billion-dollar security barrier along the West Bank has not...

Gaza Renews Attacks On Israel

The Israeli military cited a sharp increase in missile and rocket attacks by Hamas and Palestinian militias from the Gaza Strip. The military said the renewal of strikes came in January 2014. "Since the beginning...

Israel’s Growing Role in Southern Syria

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-growing-role-in-southern-syria As the fighting in Syria rages, Israel has been moving cautiously and often reluctantly toward assuming a modest role in the civil war, restricted to areas along the Golan Heights frontier line. What began...

Mabrouk to Abbas on Tenth Year of His Four Year Term!

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4141/abbas-term-of-office Kerry does not seem to care whether Abbas is a "rightful" president or not. He is so desperate for a diplomatic achievement that he is prepared to ignore fundamental facts. How exactly does Abbas...

Palestinians denounce ‘financial blackmail’

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/palestinians-denounce-financial-blackmail-2014129131614744621.html ? Hebron, Occupied West Bank - Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to what they see as a veiled threat by the European Union over the dispersal of financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA)...

Palestinian workers back Scarlett Johansson’s opposition to SodaStream boycott (+video)

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/2014/0130/Palestinian-workers-back-Scarlett-Johansson-s-opposition-to-SodaStream-boycott-video The Jewish actress's promotion of the company in a Superbowl ad has propelled an international campaign to boycott the home sodamaker and today forced the actress to step down as a global ambassador for...

Sodastream is a factory, not a settlement

http://yaacovlozowick.blogspot.co.il/2014/01/sodastream-is-factory-not-settlement.html I had an e-mail exchange this week with a fellow who really really doesn't like us. On the topic of that Sodastream factory in Mishor Adumim, he informed me that the Palestinian workers there...

Palestine’s Peace Bomb

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/31/palestine_israel_peace_bomb_demographics One of the key arguments of Israel's "peace camp" is that, without a two-state solution, the state faces a "demographic time-bomb." The contention is that perpetuating Israeli control over the growing Arab population of...

Chemical Weapons Fiasco Highlights Washington’s Lack of Options in Syria

http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/01/31/chemical-weapons-fiasco-highlights-washingtons-lack-of-options-in-syria/ “American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force,” President Obama claimed to scattered applause during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, “is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated.” This month, two...

Israel mustn’t give up its security valley

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4482912,00.html The security border for the defense of the State of Israel will be set in the Jordan Valley , in the broadest meaning of that term." This statement was made by late Prime Minister Yitzhak...