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...

Whither UNRWA?

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Whither-UNRWA-371016 UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness breaks down in tears during interview with Al Jazeera. Photo: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, has joined Hamas’s clamor for...

Commentary: In the Aftermath of the Palestinian Unity Government

Well, the Palestinian National Council approved the new unity government today, with 83 votes out of 87 council members participating. (There are 132 seats in the legislature, but 41 members are in Israeli prisons.)...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 18th

Summary and Analysis VOP led its headlines with the daylight murder yesterday of Hisham Maki in Gaza, but Maki was not characterized today as a "martyr"-which would have been obligatory had he been killed by...

Reality Check: The Hazards of Optimism

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/reality-check-hazards-optimism Psychological factors have always played a decisive role in the assessment of political trends. Yet until recently they have not been analyzed. Now neuroscientists (rather than political scientists) are talking about optimism and pessimism...

Disproportionate chutzpa – writes Michael Kuttner

http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/disproportionate-chutzpa-writes-michael-kuttner/43979#more-43979 As predictable as day following night the reaction of the international community to Israel’s continuing search for the murderers of the three teenage students could have been anticipated. We were thus not disappointed or...

Terrorism: How the US Ignored the Money Trail

Despite sanctions, terrorists like Osama bin Laden are able to use the international banking system to finance vast and expensive networks. In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee last week, Michigan Sen. Carl Levin explained...

Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/29/verify-chemical-weapons-use-before-unleashing-the-dogs-of-war/ The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged...

Hamas Enhances Strike Capability

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies improved rocket, ground attacks as well as command and control in the latest war with Israel, In a report,...

Prof. Efraim Inbar: Strategic imperative build homes for Jews in E1,

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=62779 The Jordan Valley: Israel’s Security Belt by Prof. Efraim Inbar January 6, 2014 BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 232 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel must resist international pressure and hold on to the Jordan Valley - its only...