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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...

Anti-Israel Incitement in the Palestinian Authority: An analysis of its roots and aspects

Incitement is generally defined as the deliberate provocation of unlawful, violent or criminal behavior. However, I would expand the definition to include inculcating a belief in an extremist ideology, concept or policy that is...

The Palestinian Authority employs a policy of rebuilding the houses of terrorists demolished by...

On the night of October 24, 2019, the Israeli security forces demolished a building under construction in the al-Am'ari refugee camp near Ramallah. The house belonged to the family of Palestinian terrorist Islam Abu...

Mahmoud Abbas’s address to the UN Security Council: Rhetoric versus reality

On February 11, 2020, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas delivered an address before the UN Security Council as part of the PA’s diplomatic campaign against the Trump plan . Mahmoud Abbas’s address...

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-going Evidence of Fatah Immoderation

The Center for Near East Policy Research has done a series of reports monitoring the failure of Fatah, the controlling party of the Palestinian Authority, and PA president Mahmoud Abbas to demonstrate genuine moderation. This issue has...

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...

Evaluation of the Israeli/Palestinian Schoolbook Research Project

The Israeli-Palestinian schoolbook research project was commissioned by the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL) and financed by the US State Department. It started in 2009 and was headed by Professor...