Arab/Palestinian – ME

Update: World Vision Suspends Operations in Gaza.

In August we reported on the breaking news that the director of World Vision in Gaza, Mohammed El-Halabi (pictured with Mike McRoberts), was arrested by Israel for allegedly diverting tens of millions of dollars of aid and donations to Hamas terror. When the allegations broke, World Vision announced it was …

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“Palestinian” Cartoons

We have to somehow make it clear that the malice within the Arab-Israel conflict is not equivalent on both sides. That is, there is no morally equivalent “cycle of violence” between Arabs and Jews. The far larger Arab nation, which gobbled up the entire Middle East shortly after the death …

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Women’s Flotilla About Everything But Helping Gaza.

Arguably, more humanitarian aid flows into Gaza than ever before. And strong evidence indicates that Hamas chooses to divert significant amounts of construction material that should be used to rebuild housing in order to gear up for future terrorist attacks against Israel. And so a flotilla aimed at drawing attention …

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‘Palestinianism’ and its relationship with colonialism and imperialism.

Friends, Meerim I want to share with us a bit of hakafa on the movement called Palestinianism and its relationship with colonialism and imperialism.  Often times, when the haters talk of Zionism, they, accuse it of been colonialistic but the opposite is the case on Zionism, and Palestinianism is the …

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The ‘Palestinian’ Art of Stone -Throwing.

 Stone-throwing.  What  is it with Palestinians, read Arabs ? A definition of stone-throwing Individuals or groups who deliberately target and attempt to maim or murder people, by throwing rocks of a size and mass that can accomplish this objective, either directly at them, or at the vehicles in which they …

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Abbas Slaps Putin and Obama.

“Palestinian officials rejected a recent US proposal for a trilateral peace summit with Israel, a Palestinian official said on Sunday, amid reports that efforts for possible talks hosted by Moscow were pushing forward. Senior PLO official Wasel Abu Yousef told the Jordanian daily al-Ghad that the US had been informed …

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Palestinian Nationalism.

Almost everyone recognizes the “Palestinians” as a nation, but the main question is whether or not they will ever create a state? The general idea among most westerners is that peace can only be achieved via the two-state solution (TSS). There are prominent voices that disagree, such as Caroline Glick and Martin Sherman, …

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What do you Recognize in Palestinians?

Summary: In their eagerness to give Palestinian Arabs self-determination, Europeans have begun to symbolically recognize Palestine as a country.  However, the Europeans have failed to recognize that Palestinian actions are against the law and vision for peace. During the months of October and November 2014, a number of European countries …

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Surprise:JStreet U officer supports Black Lives Matter platform on Israel.

Tablet Magazine ran a few great take-downs of Black Lives Matter’s platform as it concerns Israel. Unfortunately, they were followed by an article by Daniel May, a past Director of JStreet U, essentially saying that Israel’s occupation policy is responsible for BLM’s platform.  While nearly every paragraph of May’s deserves …

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What is your World Vision?

Two weeks ago, a story emerged from Gaza that was so explosive in its nature and content that it should have shaken the world. The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed that back in June it had arrested Palestinian Mohammad El Halabi, a senior staff member for World Vision in Gaza, for …

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A Growing Trend: Brave Muslim Zionists.

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Muslims and Arabs who openly identify as Zionists are growing in number – powered by the freer flow of information and ideas made possible by social media and the search for answers in the wake of the Arab Spring and Islamist terror. A new Facebook page for Arab supporters of …

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ISIS as a Strategic Tool?

Professor Efraim Inbar of Bar-Ilan University, in Israel, and the Director of its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies has a piece for Israel National News entitled, “The destruction of ISIS is a strategic mistake.” When I first glanced at that headline I thought, “Good lord, man, you must be joking.” ISIS is …

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Hamas exploitation of World Vision in Gaza to support terrorism.

  Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs The director of the Gaza branch of World Vision diverted the humanitarian organization’s funds and resources from the needy to benefit Hamas’ terrorist and military activities. Introduction: World Vision is an American NGO, one of the largest charitable and humanitarian aid organizations in the …

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Rethinking the Conflict

One of the fundamental things that we are trying to do at Israel Thrives is simply rethink the conflict.  Two things, to my mind, could absolutely not be more clear.  The first is that the vast Arab majority in the Middle East, including those in Gaza, Judaea, and Samaria, have no intention …

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Mothers of Terrorists– Mothers We Love to Hate

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Mothers of terrorists shock us, if we are still able to be shocked.  A translation of the words of the mother of the terrorist who stabbed Hallel Yaffa Ariel on June 30th has been making the rounds on the social media and regular news outlets.  She comes out in support of …

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Who knew ?? Palestinians are NOT Philistines.

Philistine cemetery uncovered in archaeological dig in Israel, Goliath’s people were ‘normal sized’ A Philistine cemetery has been unearthed for the first time in southern Israel, shedding new light on the culture of the biblical giant Goliath’s people. Key points: Excavation of 30 years uncovers first Philistine cemetery ever found …

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‘Palestinian’ letter to parents of murdered Israeli teen.

I am a Palestinian Christian who shares your sorrow. And I am not the only one. Dear Rena and Amichai Ariel, I’m writing to you with deep sorrow in my heart. I try to imagine your loss from the brutal murder of your lovely daughter, and I cannot. As a Palestinian …

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Palestinian national identity and the roadblock to peace.

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  A distinctly Palestinian national sense-of-self evolved during the 1920s – not organically, but as a negative reaction to Zionism. And this fact is at the centre of the current conflict. Let’s start with a quiz. Which Jewish leader said the following words? The land over which we have restored …

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The Dissertation of Mahmoud Abbas.

Mahmoud Abbas completed his PhD dissertation for Lumumba University in Moscow in 1982. For years I have been reading that this piece of writing – which to the right is the original cover – entitled “The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism” was one in which he …

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ISIS and Acid Baths.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the single most grotesquely violent political movement since the Khmer Rouge. In a recent Associated Press piece published on the FOX News website we learn that: BAGHDAD –  In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through …

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