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From Bastion of Balance to Defamation of Israel

As a matter of policy, ADL's office in Jerusalem had always fought to cope with any media coverage of Israel that would reflect any hint of either anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism. The ADL office in Israel...

Why the PLO Covenant Annulment Means Little

The high point of President Bill Clinton's middle east mission - his participation in the Palestine National Council meeting where he witnessed the PNC annulling the PLO Covenant by a voice vote - may...

Why is the Shuafat Refugee Camp Seething?

At a time when the issue of Palestinian refugees surfaces on the agenda of the peace process, a visit to the one Palestinian refugee camp in Jerusalem can provide you with some understanding of...

Let Their People Go

YC, a healthy yet distraught young man recently showed up at my office. We all hear horror stories of the trials and tribulations of new immigrants. We have all experienced these stories in our own lives. However,...

NAKBA: The Palestinian Arabs Miss Their Opportunity…

As Israel celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with appropriate pomp and circumstance, the new Palestine Authority, the entity that rules all of the Palestinian Arab population in Gaza and 95% of their population on the...

When the Perceived Security Interests of Israel and the US Clash

There are times when the perceived security interests of the US and Israel clash. Yet every time that American and Israeli security interests do not coincide, people seem surprised. In 1984, former New York Times...

Israel at Fifty Makes an Offer “Territories for Peace”, Not “Territories Before Peace”

On the occaision of Israel's fiftieth anniversary, the Jewish state finally finds itself in full scale peace process, following formal peace treaties signed with Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994). That is because of a...

Palestinian Arab Refugees as “Peripheral” to the Peace Process

A commonly held assumption is that the entire matter of Palestinian Arab refugees is "peripheral" to the progress of the peace process. This view is shared on all sides of the Israeli political spectrum...

U.S. Pledges $470 Million for Palestinian Refugee Relief

United Nations -- The United States is donating $70 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for its 1998 programs, according to an announcement made...

40 Minutes in Palestine

In Jerusalem, about a 10 minute drive north from the Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, lies the only refugee camp in the Holy City. It is called Shofat. Mostly concrete and dust, rundown but...