NGO: UN renews rights chief Pillay without consultations on her record

http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2012/05/15/ngo-un-renews-rights-chief-pillay-without-consultations-on-her-record/ After Ban Ki-moon’s announcement today that he supports a two-year extension for rights commissioner Navi Pillay, a non-governmental watchdog group says that the decision was made - pending the UNGA’s rubber stamp -...

Exit PA, Enter Egypt

Al Ayyam, Oct. 9, 2005 Seeking shelter from Palestinian gun battles. Executive Summary: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to a virtual Egyptian takeover of the Gaza Strip and has invited other Arab regimes to plant...

Secretary of Defense Panetta Shows How the Obama Administration is Selling Out Israel and...

http://www.gloria-center.org/2011/12/secretary-of-defense-panetta-shows -how-the-obama-administration-is-selling-out-israel-and-us-interests/ In a major address on U.S. Middle East policy to the Brookings Institution U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave us a clear picture of the Obama administration’s view of the region. When taken...

Obama’s Exclusion of Israel at Counter-terror Conference Raises Concern

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/07/15/top-security-experts-concerned-over-obama-freezing-israel-out-of-counter-terror-conferences/ Top security experts in Israel are worried about the Obama Administration’s attitude to radical Muslim governments in the region and by Obama’s willingness to freeze Israel out of two recent high-level counter-terror conferences. Israel...

The Iraqi Model: As Good As It Gets

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2012/04/iraqi-model-as-good-as-it-gets.html Iraq is in a mess. Violence continues. Factionalism leads to endless bickering. Corruption is at high levels. Christians live in fear or flee altogether. Islamism is constantly creeping forward. Yet I would suggest that...

Incisive Commentary

December 6, 2007 "Stumbling Blocks" Here we have, as if they were needed, more reasons why negotiating with the PA is impossible: The Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council has passed a law (first reading) saying that any concession...

Israel’s vulnerable new friends

Most Israelis, if they know anything about the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, know that they’re rich, vulnerable, far from the conflict with Israel, and dangerously close to Iran. It’s this combination of factors...

Palestinian Authority Brings Hamas into Power in Gaza – despite Israeli legal constraints against...

The Palestinian Authority, the PA, has been bringing the Hamas terrorist organization into positions of authority, to formalize the group's influence in the Gaza Strip. This, despite the fact that Sharon's government had added a...

Russia Expects Mild U.S. ReactionTo Iran Deal

MOSCOW -- Russia expects a mild U.S. response to what could be a $1.5 billion arms deal between Moscow and Iran. Russian officials and analysts said the Bush administration does not want to divert...

Chart: How UAE – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- now in a peace treaty with Israel,...

UAE & UNRWA – IN $ Year UAE UAE RED CROSS Total $ 2011 1,824,959 1,800,000   3,624,959 2012 1,000,000 2,163,331 3,163,331 2013 2,600,000 18,564,502 21,164,502 2014 16,800,000 42,953,021 59,753,021 2015 16,799,937 8,004,634 24,804,571 2016 16,800,000 9,935,051 26,735,051 2017 12,800,001 2,147 12,802,148 2018 53,800,000 - 53,800,000 2019 51,800,000 - 51,800,000   SOURCE: UNRWA.ORG