Israel and the Gaza strip: Why economic sanctions are not collective punishment

Executive Summary The economic measures that Israel uses against the Hamas proto-government in Gaza fall under legitimate uses of economic sanctions, and conform to the requirements set forth in Article 50 of the 1899 Hague...

Study: Will US, Canadian & EU Trained Palestinian Forces Turn on Israel?

On the surface, the Palestinian Authority has scored a major achievement over the last five years with the development of its own security force. Crime in the West Bank is at their lowest point in...

UNRWA’s Self-serving Agenda

Since June 1967, operations in the West Bank and Gaza by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have been carried out in accordance with an explicit...

Data Base – key articles on US military aid to Pal Security Services

Israel Resource Review PSF file THE ABU MAZEN DEFENSE FORCES By Amit Cohen and Barak Ravid Maariv Jericho Sun Oct 15 2006 http://israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=2702&q=1 IU.S.-backed militia to include terrorists 'We'll attack Israel,' says member of American armed, trained 'unified force' http://israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=2856&q=1 PM...

Teaching “The Right of Return” in UNRWA Schools

The essence of the Middle East conflict is the century-long struggle between Jews and Palestinian Arabs over one piece of land stretching between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan, which both parties regard as their historic...

THE INCITEMENT REPORT VOL. I, ISSUE IV: Incitement by UNRWA

This report addresses the misrepresentation and incitement that is routinely found in the words of official representatives of UNRWA. That incitement focuses on a handful of major themes, which are repeated again and again in order to...

On the Eve of the Summit and Ramadan— the Palestinian Broadcast Media: A Survey...

On the eve of PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas’s planned visit to Washington, the broadcast media of the Palestinian Authority (PA) maintained a generally tough anti-Israeli and sometimes even anti-American posture, regarding talks with Israel and American...

Official Policy Statements of UNRWA officials, 2010: A Thorough Examination.

The propensity for senior staff of UNRWA – which according to its mandate is a purely humanitarian and service-driven organization – to make inappropriate, inciteful and highly politicized statements has been documented by the Center...

Anti-semitic material in UK funded UNRWA school text books

Dear Department for International Development, This report claims that UNRWA funded text books make comments that are blatantly anti-semitic: The study also points out that the concept of violent liberation is further intensified in the books...

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...