Why is the Shuafat Refugee Camp Seething?

At a time when the issue of Palestinian refugees surfaces on the agenda of the peace process, a visit to the one Palestinian refugee camp in Jerusalem can provide you with some understanding of...

Israel launches dialogue with the Saudis

ISRAEL, SAUDIS BEGIN DIALOGUE ON REGION The government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has launched a dialogue with Saudi Arabia to ensure stability in the Middle East. Western diplomatic sources said Olmert, with the help...

Racism, Genocide and Politicide in Syrian Textbooks

Introduction To use the term "anti-Semitism" would be understating the degree of hostility displayed in Syrian school textbooks towards Jews and Israel. Professor Bernard Lewis defines anti-Semitism as an unprecedented degree of hatred which is...

Israel The Liberator

Until Israel defines its objective as final victory, Islam will not leave it alone. But we don't need to bomb the whole pyramid of jihad to smithereens. We need to pull out the cornerstones...

Official PA radio news – the PBC radio Dec. 18th

Summary and Analysis Perhaps because the Palestinian Authority has some internal divisions about contacts with Israel, VOP has been largely downplaying this subject. One point was stressed however: Yasser Arafat himself was quoted as denying...

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency

Like many other UN relief agencies, UNRWA was founded in the midst of a refugee emergency that occurred in the wake of war. The UN organized UNRWA as a special relief agency that was...

Not Quite What We Are Led to Believe

Now that the residents of the Katif district of Gaza have been forcibly expelled from their homes, a picture - promoted by the Palestinian Authority and its supporters - is being painted in the...

Within the Framework of the “Rules of the Game”

Hizballah is liable to look for revenge by "selectively firing" Katyushas, attempting headline-grabbing attacks in southern Lebanon in the coming days or by concentrated attacks on IDF and SLA positions. The elimination of military leaders...

IDF: Hamas steps up production of Qassam rockets in Gaza Strip

Senior Israel Defense Forces officers believe that Hamas has managed to overcome the technological barrier that has so far prevented it from stockpiling a large number of Qassam rockets. According to the officers, the group...

The Arab League Summit Closing Statement

The Saudi Plan, as presented by Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia contains three elements: "... withdrawal from all occupied Arab territories, recognition of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, and...