What the Palestinian Authority Did Not Tell the UN Security Council

By Khaled Abu Toameh What the Palestinians did not tell the Security Council is that the state they seek to establish is one that does not respect public freedoms, first and foremost freedom of expression....

The case for shuttering UNRWA schools’ doors closed…permanently

The US government decision to suspend funds to UNRWA schools until reforms take place in UNRWA has raised some eyebrows. Why did the US suspend funds to UNRWA in the first place? Since 1999, Hamas has...

No peace education, no peace process

S President Donald Trump has passionately called for the renewal of peace talks between Israel and Palestinian Authority. In that context, he is preparing to release his “deal of the century” after the Israeli...

Peres on eve of state visits abroad: Lauds Abbas & Fayad Ignores their schools-...

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/peres-on-eve-of-state-visits-abroad-lauds-abbas-fayad-ignores-their-schools-to-whom-is-he-accountable/ This month, Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, travels to Canada and to the United States. Israel’s president is not supposed to make political statements nor engage in diplomatic forays. Israel’s presidency is supposed to be largely a...

Administration Defends UN-Funded, Anti-Israel Textbooks for Palestinians

U.S. taxpayers provide nearly $400 million a year to a United Nations program that critics say sends anti-Semitic, anti-Israel textbooks to schools for Palestinian refugees. An elementary school textbook calls the 1948 establishment of Israel...

ספרי הלימוד של הרשות הפלסטינית (רש”פ): ההתייחסות ליהודים, לישראל ולשלום

תמצית מנהלים המחקר הנוכחי מכסה את כל ביטויי ההתייחסות ל"אחר" היהודי-ישראלי ולשלום עימו המצויים בספרי הלימוד העדכניים ביותר שיצאו לאור מטעם הרשות הפלסטינית לשימוש בכל בתיה"ס ביהודה, שומרון ורצועת עזה וכן בבתיה"ס שבמזרח ירושלים הפועלים...

Vindication: After 20 years of Vilification for Reporting the Hamas-PA Armed Collusion, Documentation emerges

This week, the respected Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs issued a policy paper which documented how the PSF, the Palestinian Security Forces, which reports to the Palestinian Authority, has been consistently arming the Hamas...

Palestinians pop up in Panama Papers

Ever since the inception of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994, local and international organizations have repeatedly issued reports on the rampant corruption plaguing its ministries and departments. The problem is not limited to...

Palestinians: We Want Democratic Elections, Too

We really envy the Israelis. Our leaders don't want elections. They want to remain in office forever." — Veteran Palestinian journalist from Ramallah. The truth is that neither Fatah nor Hamas is interested in holding...

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in the Palestinian Authority: An Essential Step for Progress in...

Introduction The condition of Palestinian human rights is one that has been of considerable concern to international observers and policymakers. The protection and safeguarding of the fundamental rights of Palestinians is a matter that not...