Commentary: Difference Between PLO and PA

In response to a reader query, I begin with an explanation of the difference between the PLO and the PA. The PLO, founded in 1964, became recognized and declared itself to be the legitimate representative...

“Golda Meir, on the Palestinians”

To be misquoted is an occupational hazard of political leadership; for this reason I should like to clarify my position in regard to the Palestinian issue. I have been charged with being rigidly insensitive...

Salzburg Austria’s Antisemitic Shadows: Finding Jew Alley

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=4199&sec=1&title=Salzburg_Austria's_Antisemitic_Shadows:_Finding_Jew_Alley I had travelled to the enchanting and beautiful city of Salzburg Austria, a two hour train ride from Munich, and was just about to leave its old town when I went into a store...

The CIA and Friends?

During the week another Washington conference about the "Peace Process" took place -- this one keynoted by the new Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, Martin Indyk, a long-time protege of the...

BBC reporter revealed to be member of secret anti-Israel Facebook group

The indefatigable David Collier has published a long two-part report about a secret Facebook Group called ‘Palestine Live’ that includes among its membership Holocaust deniers, antisemites and conspiracy theorists. Part one of the report can be found here and...

The Six-Day War: An Inevitable Conflict

NOTE: This Perspective was originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Middle East Quarterly. It is part of a forthcoming BESA Center study on the Six-Day War that will be published to coincide with...

The UNRWA Reform Initiative (U.R.I.)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) serves five million descendants of the Arab refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War of Independence, who still subsist in refugee conditions, under the premise of the “right...

Abba Eban: the June 1967 map represented Israel’s “Auschwitz” borders

When Abba Eban, appeared at the United Nations following the Six Day war, Israel's foreign minister, he described the fragility of Israel's 1949-1967 map as Israel's "Auschwitz" lines. Abba Eban, who died on November 17,...

The Forces the Brought Crown Prince Hassan Down

The following is an adaptation of an article that appeared in The Wall Street Journal European Edition on Monday, January 25, 1999. One might question the wisdom of the Clinton Administration's ongoing attempts to secure...

HU Armenian Studies Department Holds Armenian Genocide Memorial Event

Professor Michael E. Stone, head of the Hebrew University Armenian Studies Program, chaired a somber event at The Hebrew University to mark 89 years since the genocide of the Armenian people in Turkey. The...