‘If we cannot name our enemy, how can we ever expect to defeat it?’

Steven Emerson is considered one of the most esteemed experts on Islamic Jihad. As early as 1992, he sounded the alarm that a major attack on US soil was just a matter of time,...

Convicts. Not prisoners

Concerning the JPOST news story of September 9, 2021 "Inmates riot across prisons in Israel as manhunt for escaped prisoners continues" - the objective term that should be used for the six escapees would be "convicts",...

UNRWA Head Faces Questions at EU Parliament Over ‘Hate Speech, Violence’ in Palestinian Textbooks

Members of the European Parliament pressed the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Wednesday over reports of incitement to violence and prejudice found in Palestinian textbooks used in it schools. Click...

Obama’s Connection to Sirhan Sirhan

From the perspective of a Middle East & Islam specialist, the just-concluding U.S. presidential election is extraordinary for the outsized role of one's subject area. Consider some of the topics: Barack Obama's birth and youth...

The Arafat I Knew

Last week Israel seized a boat carrying 50 tons of Iranian-made mortars, long-range missiles and antitank rockets destined for the Palestinian Authority. The vessel, Karim A., is owned by the Palestinian Authority, and its...

One step forward and two steps back

It’s that time of the (Jewish) year again when we take stock of the past and pray for a better future in the year ahead. At this time last year, we were all in the...

Democratic Senators to Visit Israel This Week

A group of four Democratic U.S. Senators visiting the Mideast are due to arrive in Israel later this week. They would be the first delegation of American lawmakers to visit since Israel’s new governing...

New Zealand official investigation of UNRWA

Background 1. This is a follow-on from our previous complaint (ref: 535818). a. On 09 Nov 2020 you acknowledged that we were still engaging with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and with the New...

Did Defense Minister Benny Gantz raise any key demands in his meeting with PA...

Did Gantz demand that Abbas repeal the unprecedented PA law that provides salaries (a fee for the killer and a fee for family of the murderer) for life for anyone who murders a Jew? Did...

Palestine Liberation Organization Portrays Sirhan As Commando Hero

The Los Angeles Times reported from Beirut yesterday that the Palestine Liberation Organization was distributing several hundred thousand posters in Arab countries depicting Sirhan Sirhan, on trial for the murder of Sen. Robert F....