Arab/Palestinian – ME

UNESCO’s missing ‘hot potato’.

When UNESCO’s exhibit ‘People, Book, Land: 3,500 years of the Jewish people’s links with the Holy Land’ opened in Paris last week, it was one of the hottest days of the year. To the Jewish establishment’s relief, the demonstrators outside UNESCO’s plush headquarters had failed to show up. Hundreds of …

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‘Arlene in Israel’ – Dark Clouds

  In my last posting I wrote about “rays of light,” and indeed they do exist.  But I would be remiss indeed if I were to convey a simple-mindedly optimistic message.  The somber truth is that we are facing down some exceedingly tough situations. For starters, there is Hezbollah.  I’ve …

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Takeover of Mosul by radical Islamists.

  People should have no doubt that the takeover of Mosul by radical Islamists is an example of what would happen to Tulkarem and Kalkilya should any illogical and irrational withdrawal by Israel from Juda Note the US made Humvees burning, just in case anyone wanted to say anything about …

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Was the ‘Farhud’ Really a Nazi Event?

  Last week was the 73rd anniversary of a cataclysmic event in the tragic annals of Iraq’s Jews: the outbreak, on June 1-2, 1941, of the Farhud. The Farhud – a Kurdish word meaning “violent dispossession”  –  erupted at the peak of World War ll. During two days of rioting coinciding with …

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Palestine – Australia rejects fiction to recognise reality.

Australia will no longer be referring to East Jerusalem and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as “occupied territories”. Attorney-General George Brandis made this clear when he read a statement to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee this week indicating the language of “occupation” was: “judgmental”, “freighted with pejorative implications” and …

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Into the fray: The wages of indolence, impotence and incompetence.

As disappointing as the response of the West to the Hamas-backed PA government is, Israel bears much of the blame for the situation. Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit… The partition of Palestine in 1947, and the establishment of the State …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – “That Unity Government”

Shavuot has come and gone and before we go into Shabbat tomorrow night, I want to return to the issue of the PA-Hamas government in order to provide my readers with additional information. This is particularly for readers in the US, who, I must hope and trust, will be inclined …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Incredible.

Last night, I had written my post, which spoke about my unease regarding the possibility of US support for the Fatah-Hamas unity government. What I said was: “Kerry, while expressing concern about Hamas, has had communication with Abbas and will be meeting with him. “He is saying the US will …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – A Done Deal of Sorts.

  In spite of well-founded predictions that this would never happen, a Fatah-Hamas unity government was sworn in today in Ramallah, to much fanfare.  It is to be headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah , former president of An-Najah National University in Nablus, who had been appointed by Abbas. Under …

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Abbas and Hamas: Mortal Friends.

JDU note: Welcome Y.K. Cherson who is an Israeli writer who has written countless articles for sites like Right Side News, Ali Sina’s Faith Freedom and many more.   Cherson and Molschky .   On April 23, it was announced there would be another “eternal” peace agreement between the two main …

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Palestine – Pope’s Political Power Play Promises Pandemonium.

The visit of Pope Francis to Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem this week proved that His Holiness is just as fallible – and gullible – as a host of other world power brokers like US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and the negotiators representing the Quartet – the European …

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One State Jew State Two States Hey! A Real Solution For The Arab -Israeli Conflict

Jewish Home Party leader and Israeli economic minister Naftali Bennett has excited some ire over a recent editorial he published in the Wall Street Journal In short, his proposal, which he calls the ‘Stability Plan’ contains these main elements: 1) Complete self-government for Palestinians living in Area A and B, …

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Jobar’s Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad.

Back in December last year, 2014, I brought you a story that Syria’s oldest synagogue,  a mere 2,000 years old , the Eliyahu Hanabi Synagogue in Jobar, Damascus had been vandalised, ransacked, call it what you will. At the time initially it was reported as destroyed, it later came to …

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Jewish refugees from Arab lands: are they an issue, 60 years on?

This year is the 2,600 the anniversary of the Babylonian Exile, when Jews were taken into captivity following the destruction of the first Jerusalem Temple. Some of those Jews stayed on to become the oldest diaspora in modern-day Iraq. But sadly, only four remain of this once glorious community. It is …

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Palestine – Imminent Breakthrough Or Lost Opportunity?

The publication of “A Palestinian State – Not A Priority” in the Palestine Telegraph on May 23 offers the tantalising prospect of a possible breakthrough in resolving the Arab-Jewish conflict. Three reasons support such optimism: First – the Palestine Telegraph is published in Gaza, its web site declaring: “The PT …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Tough Going.

  Painful going.  There is no respite. Yesterday afternoon, there was an anti-Semitic terrorist shooting in the Jewish Museum in Belgium. Three people were killed on the spot inside the museum. They were an Israeli couple – Emanuel and Miriam Riba, 54 and 53, of Tel Aviv, who have left …

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Turks Blame Coal Mine Disaster on Jews.

It’s the Jews again! Jews control the world, and all the government corruption in Muslim countries and even natural disasters are planned by that incredibly powerful 0.2% of the population! The latest feat? The coal mine disaster in Turkey which killed over 100 people. Somehow, Jews are responsible according to …

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‘ Palestine’s’ Choice To Succeed Abbas – A Convicted Terrorist Leader And Murderer

Please welcome Rob Miller to Jews Down Under. Rob writes for Joshuapundit. In view of the upcoming Fatah-Hamas unity government and the anticipated elections, a Palestinian think tank, the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion polled 1,015 of the Arabs whom identify themselves as Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, the Arab …

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Peaceful Palestinians Firebomb School Bus Full Of Jewish Girls .

  There’s all kinds of media for the two Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers while participating in a violent ‘Nakba Day’ riot. The same goes for the non-violent vandalism of ‘price tag’ incidents, a number of which have been traced back to the Arabs themselves as the perpetrators. But here’s …

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Israelis asked to leave ME Peace run so as not to offend Palestinians.

ISRAELIS ASKED TO LEAVE PAT FARMER’S PEACE RUN SO AS NOT TO OFFEND PALESTINIANS. THE CONCEPT: Pat Farmer – An Australian ultra marathon runner (former federal Member of Parliament) who completed the greatest run on earth in 2012 from the North to South Pole ( poletopolerun.com/) will run in the …

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