U.S. Assistance Is Training and Equipping Security Forces, but the ...

The 2003 Roadmap for Peace process sponsored by the United States and other nations obligates the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Government of Israel to undertake security efforts as a necessary precursor for achieving the...

A First Victory in the War for UNRWA Reform

Working as a community organization social work professional and as a journalist who has run a research center and news agency since 1987, I have been involved in a 28 year effort to reform...

A New Round of Escalation in the Gaza Strip

On February 23 and 24, 2020, there was another round of escalation in the Gaza Strip. It began on the morning of February 23 when IDF forces killed a terrorist operative from the military...

Gaza Rocket, Mortar Attacks Continue

Gaza terror organizations continued over the weekend to fire Kassam rockets and mortar shells on the western Negev communities. Nine rockets and 13 mortar shells were lobbed into Israeli territory on Saturday. Ten more...
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...

Fatah as “Moderate” A Hard Look Post-Annapolis

This comes four months after the release of the primary report: “Fatah as ‘Moderate’” - seen at http://israelbehindthenews.com/pdf/ModerateFatah.pdf. The fully documented update that follows this summary examines a marked pattern of incidents – statements and actions by...

Bracing for Collapse: Abbas Loses Control in PA Areas

The Palestinian Authority is quietly bracing for the prospect of collapse amid the unprecedented violence by members of the ruling Fatah movement. PA leaders have acknowledged that they cannot stem the chaos in Palestinian areas or...

Report #4, September 21-22nd: State of Gush Katif, Northern Sinai and Northern Shomron Communities

Families to "Karavilot" in Yad Binyamin The first group of families moved into the "kavilot" in Yad Binyamin on September 21. They were from the Torat Haim yeshiva of Rav Tal. There have been a number...

UNRWA:Its Role in Gaza

In December 2008, after seven years of Hamas and other terrorist groups launching rockets and mortar shells from Gaza at civilians in the south of Israel, Hamas announced that a six-month temporary ceasefire—during which...

The Palestinian Refugees on the Day After “Independence”

On September 2, 2010, Israel and the PLO relaunched negotiations for a political settlement to resolve their conflict, with America providing sponsorship, pressure, and go-between services, and with Egypt and Jordan providing political backing. Among...