Monday, December 17, 2018

Official PA radio news – the PBC Voice of Palestine, Dec. 28th

Summary and Analysis The confusion and lack of clear direction at the top of the pyramid of power in the Palestinian Authority emerges clearly in the last two or three days of broadcasts of the...

Official Palestinian Authority Voice of Radio Broadcasts; Dec. 27

Summary and Analysis VOP reported that the Palestinian Leadership-the Executive Committee of the PLO-would discuss the American plan some more this evening, with a view to giving a response soon. Throughout the day there were hints...

Official Palestinian Authority Voice of Palestine Radio Broadcasts: Dec. 26

Summary and Analysis VOP returned Tuesday to very careful coverage of the Clinton proposals to the Palestinians and Israel in Washington. VOP is trying to navigate between the hard line of Abu Ala (PA Speaker...

Official Palestinian Authority Voice of Palestine Radio: Dec. 25

Summary and Analysis Christmas morning on the Voice of Palestine was marked by three key items: Holiday comments of Latin Patriarch Michel Sabah; Palestinian protest at the retention of "the bodies of two exalted martyrs" (including the...

Official Palestinian Radio Broadcasts on the Voice of Palestine: December 23-24

Summary and Analysis VOP led its broadcasts Saturday and Sunday with detailed denials by PA President Yasser Arafat that the PA was contemplating acceptance of a "trade of rights" regarding the questions of Jerusalem and...

A Bigger Battle may be Brewing,Israel Fears: The Palestinians are Amassing an Arsenal

NABLUS, West Bank - The Palestinian fighter ran a finger approvingly over the cold metal of the assault rifle, embossed with the seal of the Israeli army. He squinted at the lettering in Hebrew,...

Official Palestinian Authority Radio: The Voice of Palestine – Dec. 21/22

Summary and Analysis There is a subtle but definite change in VOP coverage of the American- Palestinian-Israeli talks in Bolling Base in Washington. Although the reporting is very low-key, and although the PA repudiates reports...

Official Palestinian Authority Radio Broadcast on Voice of Palestine: Dec. 20

Summary and Analysis VOP returned Wednesday to its traditional news openings, focusing on local reporting and lists of martyrs, funerals and wounded-especially civilian youths and security personnel. At the same time, it gave generally low-key...

Official Palestinian Authority Radio: “Voice of Palestine” Dec.19 – Nabil Sha’ath claims Haifa and...

Analysis of Nabil Sha'ath's remarks Nabil Sha'ath's remarks (below) are a strikingly bold and candid exposition of the Palestinian negotiating position, but even more so, they are a window on the mood of the Palestinian...

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...