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Daily Archives: May 20, 2016

Palestinian Arab refugees – whose responsibility?

According to the first US Ambassador to Israel, James McDonald’s My Mission in Israel (published in 1951, pages 174-6): “The refugees were on hands as a result of a war, which they had...

UNRWA keeps pushing Pallywood

This is the pinned photo that has been on the top of the Twitter feed of Raquel Marti, UNRWA's executive director in Spain, for months. She captioned it "Bath time in Gaza:" The original photo...

Observation: Civilian Defense Minister a Plus

Some talking heads in Israel are essentially asserting that only senior brass are qualified to serve as minister of defense. But ex-brass come to the job with the mind set of the defense establishment. And while...

Return and renewal

As I write these lines Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for Fallen soldiers and terror victims) is concluding…says Michael Kuttner. It is a day to remember and honour all those who have fallen in the line...

Israel Urged To Prepare For Iran Attack

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies asserted that Iran could erupt in war against Israel from either Lebanon or Syria. In a report, the center said the Iranian war could begin with an attack...

Iranian American Jewish Federations of Los Angeles and New York Condemn Holocaust Denial Contest

The Iranian-American Jewish Federations in Los Angeles and New York strongly condemn the Islamic Republic of Iran’s government-sponsored Holocaust cartoon contest. The government-sponsored contest begins on May 14, 2016, and the winner of the contest...

Palestinians: The “Battle for Succession”

Hamas is convinced that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will never allow elections to take place in the West Bank because of the likelihood that Hamas would win. The PA argues that Hamas will...

Calling Israel an apartheid state is an insult to black South Africans

I am from Zimbabwe and grew up under the strictest regime of apartheid in South Africa. Today, I am an author and law student at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. I...

Weekly Commentary: Egyptian Security Role In Gaza Too Risky

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has genuine and legitimate concerns regarding the Gaza Strip. Its ruled today by associates of his arch enemy Moslem Brotherhood and provides support for the radical Islamic elements operating against Egypt in...

For Middle East Peace, Look to Israel’s Arab Partners

Speculation is rife that President Barack Obama will make one final stab at putting his mark on the Middle East peace process before he leaves office. One theory has the administration supporting a United Nations...