Arab/Palestinian – ME

What concentration camps, Mr.Horgan?

Fault-finders of Edward Horgan‘s ‘Standing up for Palestine’ in this week’s Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper (print, digital online) and Irish Examiner’s reader’s blog with slight changes in all three expect to be hit by the standard ‘Criticism of Israel isn’t antisemitism’ cliché. Well here’s a message.  Lies aren’t criticism. Here’s …

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Smiling barbarians not planning for peace.

The image of the invariably smiling Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif purring at the side of world leaders, together with the election of the so-called “reformist” president Hasan Rowhani in 2013, have cultivated an image of the Iranian regime as modern, civilised, reasonable and a welcome antidote to the inhuman …

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Sebastia: Ancient Museum in the heart of the Palestinian Authority.

This is one of the signs at the museum of ancient Sebastia, which today is in the heart of the Palestinian Authority.   1) The information fails to mention that Sebastia actually served as the capital of the Biblical Kingdom of Israel under the name of Shomron, (aka Samaria) in …

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Jews And Palestinian Arabs Making Friends For Peace

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Grassroots organizations and many well-meaning individuals tell us that regular people, Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs, have to dialogue with each other in order to break through the walls of hate and make bridges that can lead to peace. . . that we regular people can do what our own …

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Heritage Theft: A Response to Dani Ishai Behan.

We say to him [Netanyahu], when he claims that they [Jews] have a historical right dating back to 3000 years B.C.E.—we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7,000-year history B.C.E. This is the truth, which must be understood, and we have to note …

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INTO THE FRAY: A Palestinian State? What could possibly go wrong?

There is precious little reason to believe that any Palestinian state established in areas evacuated by Israel would not swiftly degenerate into a mega-Gaza overlooking greater Tel Aviv. The nightmare stories of the Likud are well known. After all, they promised rockets from Gaza as well. For a year, Gaza …

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Mudar Zahran: Promising Jews A Garden Of Eden

Mudar Zahran

A Jordanian comes along and tells Israelis that Jordan is Palestine and that all our problems will be solved when the whole world recognizes that fact. Everyone will finally get off Israel’s back, bringing to life the Garden of Eden in the New Middle East. The “only” problem is that …

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Into the Fray: Sinai – The descent into depravity.

Ironically, the case of Sinai, once held up as the crowning vindication of the land-for-peace principle is likely to turn out to be its one of its most tragic and traumatic failures.  Militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday and then sprayed gunfire …

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INTO THE FRAY: But for the grace of God- Iran in Syria & the lessons for Israel.

Only by resisting territorial concessions on the Golan, Israel prevented deployment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the fringes of the Galilee; only by resisting territorial concessions in the “West Bank” can Israel prevent them from deploying on the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv.  Israel has a strategic interest in …

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Nine reasons why progressives do not understand their Pro-Israel Friends.

The western-left is befuddled and disgusted by pro-Israel diaspora Jewry despite the fact that pro-Israel diaspora Jewry supports the western-left. These are nine of their fundamental misunderstandings: Number One:  Anti-Zionism is not equivalent to criticism of Israel.  Well-meaning western-leftists tend to confuse anti-Zionism with mere criticism of the Jewish homeland. …

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Recycled road rage.

More Fauxtography This is how minor accidents are recycled into anti Israel propaganda. Decide for yourself whether this is lazy journalism or straight out deception. Take a quick look at this photograph. I have emphasised the medic in Magen David Adom (Israel’s Red Cross) uniform and the Israeli license and …

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Jordan Is Palestine Conference: What Did It Achieve?

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A conference is a great way to meet people interested in what you are interested in, to hear speakers talk about what you are interested in and to have the opportunity to ask questions of those who know more than you do. There are people who come to conferences knowing …

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Much Ado About Mudar Zahran

Mudar Zahran

This is Part II of a three-part series on the Jordan Is Palestine Conference that took place on 17 October 2017 and reports on things Mudar Zahran said at the conference and later, in telephone interviews with me. Mudar was at the heart of much controversy in the weeks leading …

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Hamas Rejoins Iran’s Terrorist Axis.

Hamas is deepening its ties with Iran and its radical Shi’ite axis. Iranian cash is once again expected to fund Gaza’s war preparations and arms build-up program. Before the 2011 outbreak of the war in Syria, Sunni Hamas and Shi’ite Iran were united by their goal to destroy Israel. Iran …

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Jordan Is Palestine Conference: The Jordan Option Assessed

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Great line-up, lots of controversy. I anticipated that it would be an interesting event! Here is my story about the Jordan Is Palestine Conference that took place in Jerusalem on 17 October 2017. I am going to cover this topic in three separate but connected posts, divided up as follows: …

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Into the Fray: The “Jordan-is-Palestine” Conference-Why I agreed to participate

Of all the “Right-wing” alternatives for the two-state formula, the “Jordan-is-Palestine” concept is the only not one inconsistent with the underlying principles of the “Humanitarian Paradigm”  Palestine and Transjordan are one, for Palestine is the coastline and Transjordan is the hinterland of the same country –King Abdullah, Cairo, April 12, …

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Ireland: Don’t do it.

Virtue signalling is NOT a good reason for Ireland, or anyone else, to recognise the Palestinian State. This post is a response to Symbolic step of Ireland recognising Palestine would mean so much by T.P. O’Mahony in the Irish Examiner on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. Ireland should not recognise a Palestinian …

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The latest carnage puts failed theories on Middle East peace to rest.

There has long been a conventional wisdom in some foreign policy circles that runs like this: ‘solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and you will harmonise the Middle East, crush the recruitment strategy of jihadists and keep the misery of the modern Arab world far from our screens and our shores.’ Jordan’s …

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I Will Not Join An Arab-Jewish Peace Organization (Yet)

I do not see the point of joining any “peace” organization that includes Israelis and “Palestinian” Arabs before we see such a group rise up from within the “Palestinian” Arab population itself and not because some Jews reached out to them and offered them an olive branch on bended knees. …

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Palestinian Arab, Habib, Isolated And Afraid, Yearns For Normalization With Israel

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Leaders have legacies; the rest of us have lives. And normalization with Israel is a death sentence for some. Trump may be making his opening gambit for a Nobel Prize. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is making sure his legacy will include bamboozling the Western World with lies about …

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