Arab/Palestinian – ME

Into the fray: Why Gaza must go.

The only durable solution requires dismantling Gaza, humanitarian relocation of the non-belligerent Arab population, and extension of Israeli sovereignty over the region. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind…. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land …

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Comes The Antistate.

When it comes to the Arab world and especially “the Palestinians”, what has come to be called the “international community” has always favoured the men of action over the nation builders. Terror, random murder, hate mongering, incitement,  hostage taking, extortion, blackmail  … these have their own rewards in the Middle East and …

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What Does Hamas Want?

  This is what John Lyons* says Hamas wants from this war: “Hamas’s aim is to inflict as much damage on Israel as possible to strengthen the Palestinians’ claim for a state. “While the group’s charter calls for an end to Israel, in recent years its main power broker Khaled …

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Jewish Monsters and the Horrible Rings of Hatred.

They honestly think that Jewish people are monsters. It is the only final explanation that I can come to. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and other such affable neighbors blanket Israel in bombs – thousands and thousands of bombs over the course of years – ruining the lives of tens of thousands …

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Palestine – ‘Israel Takes Off The Gloves.’

Israel’s disastrous unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in August 2005 faces possible reversal with the Israeli army’s re-entry into Gaza in July 2014. Israel’s decision to take the gloves off came after 1381 rockets had been indiscriminately fired from Gaza into Israeli population centres over a period of ten days with …

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Arlene from Israel – Faith and Struggle.

I’ve written about the Iron Dome, which helps protect our citizens from rocket attacks, and about the shelters that are provided, as well as about the government guidelines that are released to keep people safe. But there is a another significant factor – from my perspective and the perspective of …

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“Palestine – Abbas facing prosecution for ‘Aiding & Abetting’ war crimes.”

Mahmoud Abbas – Head of the Government of National Consensus in Gaza since 2 June – faces prosecution in the international criminal justice system for aiding and abetting war crimes involving the indiscriminate firing of 384 rockets and missiles from Gaza into Israeli population centres reaching as far away as …

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Fatah joins Hamas and Islamic Jihad in missile launches

Armed wing linked to Mahmoud Abbas’s faction says it shot rockets at Ashkelon, Sderot and elsewhere Wednesday night. Written by Elhanan Miller – Times of Israel Armed groups linked to Fatah say they began launching rockets and mortar shells into Israel Wednesday evening, in the first indication of Mahmoud Abbas’s …

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Palestine – PLO And Hamas Threaten Split Over Islamic State

The declaration of the Islamic State on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan threatens once again to embroil the recently reconciled PLO and Hamas in renewed and violent confrontation after just ending their seven year internecine feud – destroying any hope of ever achieving a Palestinian …

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No Riots for Jewish Girl Killed by Arab for ‘Nationalistic’ Reasons.

Shelly Dadon was a 20 year-old Jewish Israeli, murdered on May 1, by an Arab, who has now confessed. He was a taxi driver who picked her up and stabbed her to death. His motive is thought to be “nationalistic,” the very same motive that keeps being thrown around in …

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Into the Fray: ‘Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war’

By adhering to a policy of avoiding confrontations which Israel can win, the government risks leading it into one in which it might lose. It is time for a bold new offensive – before we are overtaken by events. To remain at peace when you should be going to war …

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Palestinian Girl Killed by Uncle: Where Is the Outrage?

On July 2, the body of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khder was found, and all hell broke loose. On the very same day, The Jewish Press reported on the murder of a 15 year-old Palestinian girl named Omaima Jaradat, who was stabbed to death by her uncle near Hebron. Yet …

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Jordan Faces Looming Crisis With ISIS.

Jordan has mobilized its military forces along Jordan’s 180 kilometre border with Iraq – deploying rocket launchers, armored personnel carriers and tanks following the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) reportedly taking control of the Trebil crossing between Iraq and Jordan on 23 June. Other reports said members of this Salafist jihadist group …

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Hamas Prepares for War as Abbas Talks Peace.

Written by Khaled Abu Toameh As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas continues to talk about his commitment to the peace process and security coordination with Israel, his new partners in the “national consensus government,” Hamas, seem to be preparing for war against the “Zionist enemy.” For the first time, Hamas …

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Islamic and Arab Countries Fiddle While Syria Burns.

Australia’s decision on 5 June to no longer refer to East Jerusalem and the West Bank as “occupied territory” but rather “disputed territory” has provoked outrage among Islamic and Arab countries accredited in Australia. They sought and received an urgent meeting with Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 19 June – …

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Analysis of an Abduction: Return Our Brothers

Written by Mordechai Kedar.   Hamas and Fatah have common goals. That is now obvious. On Thursday, June 12, the weekly edition of the IDF newspaper, Bamachane (literally, “in the boot camp”) came out. On the lower part of the cover the following sentence appeared: “Take precautions. Danger of kidnapping. …

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When You Sleep With A Dog…

Israel has the most amazing newscasters – at least on the radio. They present the news in a professional, clear, and quick way that helps you understand what is happening as you rush from point to point in your lives. They also slip in comments that are at times insightful, …

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Palestine – Negotiating semantic minefield becomes pressing necessity.

Two former Australian Foreign Ministers – Bob Carr (2012-2013) and Gareth Evans (1988-1996) – have published an article this past week engaging in a semantic tug of war with Australia’s current Foreign Minister – Julie Bishop – over Australia’s recently declared policy of refusing to describe East Jerusalem as “occupied …

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Mahmoud Abbas’s wife undergoes surgery in Israel!!!!!!!!!!!

Doctors operate on Palestinian leader’s spouse over the weekend at medical center near Tel Aviv. The times of Israel tells us Doctors in Israel performed surgery on Amina Abbas, the wife of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at a private clinic near Tel Aviv over the weekend, as tensions between …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – National Anguish.

June 14, 2014: National Anguish. Motzei Shabbat (after Shabbat) And fear.  And fury.  And a terrible sense of déjà vu. Late Thursday evening, three boys disappeared.                                       Eyal Yifrach 19.          Naftali Frenkel 16.         Gilad Sha’ar 16. At this point in time, it’s impossible to piece together …

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