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...

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...

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the “Clash within a Civilization”

http://csis.org/publication/saudi-arabia-iran-and-clash-within-civilization No one has ever been able to travel to the Gulf without discovering just how different the perspectives and values of the West and the Middle East can be. During the last two...

No Time to Spare: Talking about Israel’s Legal Grounds

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arlene-kushner/no-time-to-spare-talking-about-israels-legal-grounds/ If the Israeli building in Judea and Samaria destroys the peace process, then, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU ambassador to Israel, declared just days ago, “Naturally, the blame will be put squarely on Israel’s doorstep.” Naturally:...

Julie Bishop’s stance on the legality of Israeli settlements might be right

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/julie-bishops-stance-on-the-legality-of-israeli-settlements-might-be-right-20140202-31v2j.html Julie Bishop had some sensible things to say in Jerusalem, as she broke ranks from a cosy, normally unexamined international consensus: the idea that, by permitting Jewish residence in the West Bank, Israel is...

Old-School Israeli PR Makes the Case for Judea and Samaria

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177094#.UvFU5BXTmUl The footage is old, and the quality grainy, but the message is unmistakable. A public relations video produced by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit more than 30 years ago makes the case for Israel to retain...