Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ex-Weapons Inspector Ritter: Don’t Count on Us Monitoring of Wye

Ritter is a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Question: I understand you have some concerns regarding the implementation of the Wye accord? Ritter: Yes, indeed. The accord is to be monitored by the CIA, but...

Palestinians Dismiss Prisoner Release as a “Bribe”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3917/palestinians-prisoner-release The argument that the release of Palestinian prisoners boosts the standing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and "moderate" Palestinians and facilitates the resumption of peace talks with Israel is not necessarily true. Many Palestinians...

Finnish delusions

http://www.meforum.org/3091/finnish-delusions Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja has done it again. No sooner did this 1960s radical ease himself back into the foreign minister's seat after four years in the opposition than he unveiled again his...

Insight Behind the News in Israel

Posting: August 8, 2007 "Tisha B'Av" Immediately upon the close of Shabbat tomorrow night begins Tisha B'Av (the ninth of the month of Av), a day of Jewish national mourning because it is the day on...

Draft International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Anti-Semitism

Introduction and Initial Action Plan Clearly, and sadly, the issue of anti-Semitism has always been and remains a major recurring aspect in the international arena and narrative. While the phenomenon is universally researched, addressed, and condemned...

Israel, Palestine, and Democracy

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/12/17/israel-palestine-and-democracy/ Democracy and demography have become the main arguments for creating a Jew-free Arab state in Judea and Samaria. Israel’s presence in the territories deprives Palestinians of their democratic rights, the argument goes, and if...

America Providing Palestinian Security Forces with Top Level Training

U.S. giving Palestinian security forces top-level training The United States has been training senior Palestinian security officials in an advanced officers course in Ramallah for top-brass, Haaretz has learned. The new course, entitled "senior leaders' course,"...

Applying Jim Crow to Israel: An Open Letter to Secretary Rice

Madame Secretary, Allow me to introduce myself. I am an American-born Israeli, and since my early childhood I have been sympathetic to the civil rights movement in the US, and human rights movement around the...

Documentary shows agency’s mismanagement

For decades, David Bedein has reported on alleged mismanagement of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Bedein, the Center for Near East Policy Research's president in Jerusalem, recently produced a 30-minute documentary, "Palestinian Refugee...

A Road Map to Natural Disaster

If the Quartet's road map is accepted, Yasser Arafat will win the greatest victory of his life. Despite the blatant violation of all his commitments in the Oslo agreements and his responsibility for the...