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Monthly Archives: December 2014

What the Palestinian Authority Did Not Tell the UN Security Council

By Khaled Abu Toameh What the Palestinians did not tell the Security Council is that the state they seek to establish is one that does not respect public freedoms, first and foremost freedom of expression....

Amazing that UNRWA can say this with a straight face

The most recent report of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA to the UN, covering 2013, includes this head-scratcher of a line: "The situation also affected the 1.9 million registered Palestine refugees in the State of Palestine." So...

Brazil’s admission to the Advisory Commission of UNRWA

The United Nations General Assembly has decided, by Resolution 69/86, to admit Brazil as a member of the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near...

Review of the book “Bullets of Palestine”

“Howard Kaplan is probably without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Bullets of Palestine is a terrorist thriller by an author who knows the...

One for the Gunness Book of Records: The myth of an UNRWA policy of...

“We Are Returning Returning, returning, we are returning Borders shall not exist, nor citadels and fortresses Cry out, O those who have left: We are returning Returning to the homes, to the valleys, to the mountains Under the flag of...

Stop Peres from doing further damage

With the departure of Shimon Peres as the President of Israel, all bets are off. ​ Peres can now act independently, with no constraints of the presidential office. ​ The Peres Center for Peace, with funding from 18...

How the State Department Annually Perpetuates Palestinian Misery

Originally published under the title "America's Palestine Refugee Policy Is Insane." This exercise in repetition occurred in the wake of a war that again exposed UNRWA's unsavory and illegal activities, from being "shocked" that its...

UNRWA Expands Refugee Status To Pets, Furniture

Jerusalem, December 19 – The United Nations agency tasked with caring for the descendants of Arab refugees from the 1948 war over Israel’s creation has broadened its unique definition of “refugee” to include the...

Gaza On Verge Of Explosion

The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip appears on the verge of an explosion. Palestinian sources and diplomats agree that the Gaza Strip has been wracked by increasing tension in wake of the 50-day war with Israel. They cited hundreds...

EU Gives Hamas Green Light to Attack Israel

The EU court's decision represents a "severe blow to the Palestinian Authority and Egypt," according to Palestinian political analyst Raed Abu Dayer. Any victory for Hamas, albeit a small and symbolic one, is a victory...