Commentary: A Call to Activism

I begin with a speech that PA President Mahmoud Abbas gave last Thursday, on the cusp of the arrival of Sec. Rice to this area. He spoke at a rally in Ramallah; the occasion...

Removing the PLO Occupation of Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Residents of this biblical city are expressing relief at the exile to Cyprus last week of 13 hard-core Palestinian militants, who they said had imposed a two-year reign of terror that included rape,...

Meeting Senator Senator Arlen Specter After his Visit to Syria

Sen. Arlen Specter met with The Bulletin at his Jerusalem hotel on Thursday morning, and used that occasion to convey a message from Syrian President Bashir Assad, with whom the senator had met with...

About 100 Shells Fired In One Week On Israeli Kibbutz

Sderot is not alone: Within a week, about 100 mortar shells have been fired at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in the western Negev. Unlike the city that is plagued with Kassam rockets, no Red Color alert...

Ya’alon: Iran building terror infrastructure to strike US

http://www.timesofisrael.com/yaalon-iran-building-terror-infrastructure-to-strike-us/ Iran has built an infrastructure of terror in Central and South America in order, among other goals, to target Israelis and Jews there and have a base from which to attack the US, Defense...

New Palestinian Poll Shows Hardline Views, But Some Pragmatism Too

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/new-palestinian-poll-shows-hardline-views-but-some-pragmatism-too A reliable new West Bank/Gaza public opinion survey conducted on June 15-17 -- the only such poll since the current kidnapping crisis began -- shows that Palestinian popular attitudes have hardened considerably on long-term...

A Betrayal of Bush’s Vision for Democratic Process in the Middle East?

SCENARIO ONE: Rajoub... Last week, Arafat's security chief, Col. Jabril Rajoub, declared to the Palestinian Arabic language media that the PLO should confine its terrorist activity against Israel to the areas that Israel captured in...

OBAMA’S LEGACY OF HOPE AND CHANGE IN THE MID EAST: “Too often Western leaders...

President Barack Obama promised that his election meant not only "hope and change" for America but for the world, especially the Middle East. President Obama criticized America's past actions while touting his own Islamic...

Official PA radio news P.B.C. V.O.P. (Voice of Palestine) Radio: February 18th

Summary and Analysis, Sunday February 18 Moving into its Sunday coverage, The Voice of Palestine re-affirmed and extended reportage on three matters likely to affect regional picture in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf: Improved Palestinian...