Secretary Rice on CNN’s Larry King Live: Hezbollah human shields “very difficult to deal...

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, thanks for joining us. We're getting reports that the United States hopes to have a deal on a U.N. resolution ending the Middle East violence and that deal should come through...

What I Saw At the J Street Convention

In a small minority of right-thinking observers and journalists who came to see what this new J Street phenomenon was all about, I was eager to see how it related not just to other...

The Palestinian Authority After Arafat

With Arafat out of the picture, the only difference between Arafat and his followers is that his successors wear business suits. Each PLO official who runs the Palestinian Authority maintains a clear record who continues...

Fighing a US Policy of a Road Map “Not Open to Negotiation”

Sure, at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention they applauded Colin Powell when he said that settlement activity should be stopped. It is natural that among the 3,000 delegates there were a...

The Threat of the “Salafi Crescent

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: While Israel and the West are focused on the Iranian threat, another dangerous entity is emerging in the Middle East. Attempts by al-Qaeda and other radical Sunni Islamist groups to challenge the...

The unique tragedy of the Palestinian refugees

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2013/12/19/The-unique-tragedy-of-the-Palestinian-refugees-.html The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees. The films, pictures, slides and prints the organization has collected on the plight of the refugees will now be displayed...

Vive la Freeze!

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/20/vive_la_freeze_rouhani_diplomacy?page=0,0 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman is back in Geneva, making another go at an interim agreement between Iran and the so-called E3/EU+3. (That's "E3" as in three European countries: Britain,...

Tom Friedman’s Blood Libel of IDF Tactics against Palestinian Terrorists

Columnist Tom Friedman , in the June 27 edition of the New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/opinion/27friedman.html?_r=1&ref=thomaslfriedman updates a medieval blood libel against Jews by comparing the tactics of Israel's defense forces in counter-terrorism operations to...

Palestinian Authority Brings Hamas into Power in Gaza – despite Israeli legal constraints against...

The Palestinian Authority, the PA, has been bringing the Hamas terrorist organization into positions of authority, to formalize the group's influence in the Gaza Strip. This, despite the fact that Sharon's government had added a...

Deir-Yassin

In March, the acts of hostility reached their peak, and it seemed that the Ishuv (pre-state Jewish community) could no longer endure the blows inflicted by the Arabs. The irregular Palestinian forces controlled all...