PIPES: Stay out of Syria

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/20/stay-out-of-syria/ Bashar Assad ’s wretched presence in the presidential palace of Damascus may, contrary to Western assumptions, do more good than harm. His murderous, terroristic and pro-Tehran regime is nonideological and relatively secular; it staves...

Did the Jewish Advocate Not Consider the Source of our Translation?

The Jewish Advocate of Boston issued an inappropriate editorial on December 17th, 2004, in which it accuses me and our news agency of willfully distorting an interview with Sari Nusseibeh, so as to "manipulate"...

Islamic Movement Targeted

Ma'ariv (p. 2) by Ami Ben-David, Ben Caspit and Amir Gilat -- Israeli officials have become concerned lately about the escalation in the activity of the Islamic Movement's northern chapter and its increasingly close...

Crying Need for UNRWA to Come Clean on Gaza

http://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/crying-need-for-unrwa-to-come-clean-on-gaza/ What’s worse than a United Nations agency that provides massive welfare and support services to a Palestinian enclave run by terrorists? Well, how about having that same agency run by a loquacious Swiss national who...

Iran Increases Aid to PFLP

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/09/iran-pflp-gaza-palestine-syria.html GAZA CITY, Gaza - The relationship between the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Islamic Republic of Iran has gone from an impasse - when Iran was supporting Islamist movements...

Hamas leaders meet with Abbas in Qatar, present ‘complete vision’ for reconciliation

Leaders of the Hamas movement announced on Thursday that they had offered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a “complete vision” to achieving reconciliation between Hamas and the ruling Fatah movement. Hamas politburo head Khalid Mashaal, his...

Good News: Worst UN Candidates Defeated in Race to Replace Richard Falk

http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1285603&ct=13660667¬oc=1 We have just learned that following UN Watch's campaign exposing and opposing the most biased candidates vying to replace the outgoing Richard Falk -- as the UN's permanent investigator on "Israel's violations of the...

Ayman al-Sharawneh, a terrorist released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal, was deported...

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20525 Overview 1. Ayman al-Sharawneh is a Hamas operative from the Hebron region who was sentenced to 38 years in Israeli prison for several terrorist attacks, such as an IED bombing in Beersheba which injured 19...

Towards a Ceasefire?

As I write, the ceasefire mandated by the Security Council is ostensibly less than 12 hours away. However... the Lebanese cabinet has indefinitely postponed a meeting that was supposed to be held today to...

September 17, 2014: Surreal

Much of what goes on in the world these days has a surreal quality.  But here’s a case that is sort of emblematic of a host of situations: “Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized...