Commentary: Ceasefires and Negotiations

The truce between Hamas and Fatah fell apart in the last couple of days: at least six have been killed and a former PA official has been kidnapped; Abbas cancelled a planned trip to...
Steve Linde, editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post Photo Credit: Facebook

Israeli Paper Responds to UNRWA’s Shocking Boycott Call

Last week Chris Gunness, a spokesperson for the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency, had a lengthy temper tantrum on twitter. The object of that tantrum, the Jerusalem Post‘s editor-in-chief, Steve Linde, responded publicly today. Linde...

Top NGO donors to UNRWA

Donor Contribution (US$) UNRWA USA National Committee 3,008,050 Islamic Relief USA 2,740,000 King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre 2,455,000 UNRWA Spanish Committee 1,665,579 Qatar Charity 1,500,000 Al Ansari Holding L.L.C 1,000,000 Muslim World League 1,000,000 Novo Nordisk 736,050 Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) 700,000 Norwegian Refugee Council 688,686 Development Action without Borders, Naba'a 573,640 International Islamic...

Netanyahu Answers Abbas’s glowing praise of the Mufti

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-answers-abbass-gowing-praise-of-hitlers-ally/ On January 4, 2013, Mahmoud Abbas, spoke via video link on a wide screen to the masses in Gaza, who gathered to celebrate the founding of Fatah, (Arabic for conquest) otherwise known as the...

Is War Looming in the Baltic Sea?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia and Sweden have fought 12 wars over the course of their histories. In recent years, relations have grown tense once again between the expansionist superpower and the peaceable Scandinavian state. At issue...

A terror attack you haven’t heard about

Netanel Arami was a window-washer who plummeted to his death, when both his main cable and backup cable were cut last week in Petah Tikvah. Although a gag order in Israel is suppressing the case...

Palestinian Paper Claims 1.1 Million Gazans Were Driven Out of Israel

Ma’an reports that UNRWA is closing its shelters for displaced Gazans, saying that they can take care of all of them by paying their rent. It then says, “About 300,000 Palestinians whose homes were destroyed by Israeli...

Reports: Blast at Suspected Hizbullah Weapons Depot in the South

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/64867-reports-blast-at-hizbullah-weapons-depot-in-the-south An explosion at a suspected Hizbullah munitions depot shook the outskirts of the southern town of Tairharfa at dawn Monday, causing material damage only, media reports said. According to the reports, the blast went of...

The “Monument” to Baruch Goldstein and the “Moderation” of Abbas.

In "Obama, Israelis, and Palestinians: More Words, Less Action" by David Makovsky and David Pollack of the Washington Institute for Near East Affairs: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/01/obama-israelis-and-palestinians-more-words-less-action/267061/ The authors write that "the U.S. should urge Israel to dismantle the...

Israel Asks for UNRWA in Gaza to be absorbed by the PA

FM Shalom meets with new UNWRA commissioner (Communicated by the Foreign Minister's Bureau) 7th November 2005 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom yesterday (Sunday, 6 November) held his first meeting with United Nations Works and...