Tag Archives: Judaea & Samaria

Into the Fray: Liberman-A dove in hawk’s feathers?

The perception of Liberman as an abrasive hardliner is due more to his blunt statements regarding the loyalty of Israeli-Arabs, rather than to any territorial intransigence regarding the Palestinian question Anyone who wants to apply Israeli sovereignty to Judaea and Samaria needs to understand that such a step will bring …

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Are Israeli settlements illegal?

Israeli settlements in the West Bank have been tried in the New Zealand court of public opinion and found to be illegal.  Waikato Professor of Law, Alexander Gillespie, recently declared in the NZ Herald that  “There is no question in international law that these settlements are illegal.”  Similarly, many of …

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INTO THE FRAY: Two-statism gone mad-Touting a giant South Lebanon on fringes of Tel Aviv

As their vision of two-states descends into irrelevance, two staters wax increasingly desperate &  delusional, and their policy proposals, increasingly unhinged & unethical …we need a clear map showing Israel’s eastern border and the limits of its territorial demands. .. The eastern border must be based on the required minimum …

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Into the Fray: Obama:The Blame Bibi bears.

If one knows a storm is brewing, but takes no measures to prepare for it, when the storm hits, who is to blame for the damage? The storm… or those who did not prepare for it?  “If the aim of the Israeli government is to prevent a peace deal with …

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Into the Fray: Israel in Wonderland

The demise of Shimon Peres unleashed a tidal wave of mendacity & hypocrisy that underscores the dominance the delusional dictates of political correctness have over political discourse in  (and on) Israel     …on Friday, the world proved that what it really wants is to embrace Israel. Oslo, the disengagementand Peres …

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Into the Fray: to: “Bogy” Yaalon;cc: Dore Gold;re: Israel’s security imperatives.

What are the political ramifications of the security prescription authored by the former Defense Minister and the current Director-General of the Foreign Ministry? Israel’s security depends on its retaining defensible borders. This means maintaining control over key areas of Judaea and Samaria and certainly over an undivided Jerusalem…This is also …

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Into the Fray: The political algorithms of the Arab-Israeli conflict .

By its acceptance of the legitimacy of Palestinian national claims, Israel has, perversely, laid the foundations for the assault on its own legitimacy. Algorithm: A detailed sequence of actions to perform to accomplish some task…; a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem – Webster’s …

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From The Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM.

Well, we are off to Israel next week for the meetings of the Jewish Agency and it will be great to be back there. When discussing matters pertaining to Israel one of the challenges is how to differentiate between rhetoric and reality. In a nutshell, broad based opinion in Israel, …

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Americans support Israel, but do Democrats?

Americans support Israel, but do Democrats? A recent Gallup survey demonstrates that Americans favor Israel over “Palestinians” by terrific margins.  Seven out of ten Americans have a “mostly favorable” or “very favorable” view of the State of Israel.  In contrast, less than two in ten have a “mostly favorable” or …

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Palestine – Mapping The Truth Erases A Long-running Fiction.

The US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs has featured a map on its website – which both rejects and corrects the misleading use of the terms “1967 boundaries” and “1967 borders” – which have never existed in relation to any territorial subdivision between Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. …

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Arlene from Israel – Always More

I begin here with a correction:  When I last shared news of the electoral campaign, I mentioned irregularities in the Likud primary. And I spoke about the fact that one candidate demanded a recount and came close to securing a reasonable slot on the list as a result.  This was …

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Arlene from Israel – Frenetic Pace

Where to begin in these days of turmoil, both at home and abroad? I think I’ll start at home, with the weather.  A major winter storm is due to start here within hours.  It is predicted that the north, Jerusalem, and high places in Judea and Samaria will see considerable …

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Arlene from Israel – A Somber View.

A Somber View Very somber, my friends.  The situation in the world is not worrisome – it’s terrifying.  Consider: In an interview with NPR, President Obama said that Iran could become a “very successful regional power” if it agrees to a nuclear deal.  He said things must move slowly but he …

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Arlene from Israel – Very Briefly

I am currently preparing for the arrival of family, and so have only a brief moment to write.  The next three days I will be devoting myself to Chanukah (and Shabbat) and family – which is, quite frankly, a double lifesaver for me. Simply wanted to update my readers, with …

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80% of Palestinian-Arabs Favor Violence Against Jews.

Writing in the Algemeiner, Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn tell us this: The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research last week asked a sample of 1,270 Palestinian Arab adults in the territories what they thought of the recent wave of attacks in which Palestinians stabbed Israelis or ran them …

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Arlene from Israel – Always Something

It seems there is always something to contend with, a “crisis du jour,” so to speak.  I am moved to address this current “crisis” – which is really small potatoes – because the PA and the world at large are already building it into something that it is not.  As …

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INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s Left: Ludicrous, loathsome and lethal.

In reality, the Left has no genuine concern for humanitarian values . All it truly desires is dominance over the political system. The Fascists of the future will be the anti-fascists. – A dictum of disputed origins, sometimes (mis)attributed to Winston Churchill Thy destroyers and thy demolishers shall emerge from …

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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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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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