This week in the official Palestinian Authority media

This week, the Palestinian press dwelt on the Palestinian achievements in the Camp David summit, and how Israel was pulled closer to the positions held by the Palestinian Authority (P.A.). In one interview, Palestinian...

European Parliament raises issue with UNRWA textbooks promoting hate

The European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee raised issue with the current teaching materials being circulated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to Palestinian youth, during a hearing with Special Adviser to...

Following the elections, Mideast peace negotiations should resume

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3432/mideast-peace-negotiations I was invited to meet with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority just before he spoke to the General Assembly of the United Nations. I came to the meeting with an agenda: to persuade...

The Status of “Palestine” at the United Nations

http://www.inss.org.il/upload/%28FILE%291353822496.pdf Two Palestinian documents recently made public deserve attention: the Palestinian request for non-member state status at the United Nations General Assembly,1 and the speech made by President Abu Mazen on November 11, 2012 at...

Palestinian Prime Minister Threatens Israel Over “Threats” to Al Aqsa

The Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmad Qreia warned Wednesday that continuing Israeli threats to Islamic holy places would lead to a regional conflagration. The Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmad Qreia warned Wednesday that continuing Israeli...

The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels

http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/truth-behind-palestinian-water-libels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=truth-behind-palestinian-water-libels EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Water shortages in the Palestinian Authority are the result of Palestinian policies that deliberately waste water and destroy the regional water ecology. The Palestinians refuse to develop their own significant underground water...

The UN’s Palestinian Refugee Problem

In the aftermath of World War II, when it became apparent that millions of destitute refugees were not going to be attended to by existing organizations, the United Nations saw fit to establish an...

The Western Wall: Is it the Kotel or Al-Buraq Wall?

"The Shechina will never move from the Western Wall" according to an ancient tradition (Exodus Rabba 2.2). Originally, this saying did not refer to the present Western Wall which is part of retaining...

The Surreal ‘Reconstruction’ of Gaza

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arlene-kushner/the-surreal-reconstruction-of-gaza/ Much of what goes on in the world these days has a surreal quality.  But here’s a case that is emblematic of a host of situations: On Monday, the United Nations pulled back hundreds of...

On the Brink: Decline of US trained Palestinian Security Forces

US-trained Palestinian Security Force under General Dayton November 2009 Prepared with a research grant from the Middle East Forum EXECUTIVE SUMMARY After nearly 20 years, the Palestinian Authority, the PA, has achieved the dubious reputation of being...