Arab/Palestinian – ME

News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 26, 2014: Legal Grounds. These are the legal grounds Israel has in Judea and Samaria – charges by the international community not withstanding.  It is what I – and my co-chair on this effort, Jeff Daube, head of the Israel office of ZOA – …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 24, 2014: A “Train Wreck” I’m been so focused on Israeli issues that I haven’t written about Iran and its nuclear aspirations for a while.  But now it seems very necessary. It has been crystal clear to me that Obama – I won’t say …

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Settler Sushi!

Did you know that sushi was gaining popularity among Jews in Judaea and Samaria?  I sure did not until I read the below, but as with so many things Israeli, or perhaps Jewish, even a story as simple as this one quickly becomes something less simple. The tidbit below was …

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Partners for Peace ?

Bulletin Jan. 13, 2014 PA and Fatah officials and Israeli Arab MPs on Sharon’s death PA official Rajoub: “Sharon is a murderer, responsible for the murder of Arafat” Fatah Central Committee member Abu Al-Einein about Sharon: “a war criminal and a murderer” Fatah posted picture of Arafat dancing at “the …

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From Mahmoud Abbas: The truth in a nutshell.

Abbas Denies His Authority to Make Cardinal Decisions for a Lasting Peace Agreement. Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi Mahmoud Abbas – “the president of the state of Palestine,” chairman of the Palestinian Authority, leader of the PLO, and head of Fatah – must recognize that he is not a …

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Israel: The First Modern Indigenous State

I have been arguing for some time that we need to place the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East within the modern western civil rights paradigm. If the west, or at least the western-left, honors the struggle among people of color for national liberation, or if …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 8, 2014. Submitted by Arlene Kushner. “A Long Hard Struggle” I’m encountering a lot of anger here in Israel, and the depression that often follows.  Pit-of-the-stomach anxiety, too.  How could it be otherwise? Kerry took off on Monday but plans to be back very soon.  His “framework” is still …

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The Obama-PLO Assault on Israeli Sovereignty

The tidbit below was written by Caroline Glick and published in the Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu reportedly agreed to release terrorists from prison because Kerry told him that he had to make a big concession: either release murderers or effectively surrender Israel’s national rights to Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem by abrogating Jewish …

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‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’: Rally for Israel – update

These are the last videos I will post. Please go to Sussex Friends of Israel Facebook page for more. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sussex-Friends-Of-Israel/521248807933259 All the wording is from Simon Cobbs on the FB page. I think St James’s Church deserves priority to the Saturday BDS action. On reflection, St James’s response to us …

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Surprise !!! Corruption in the Palestinian Authority.

A member of US Congress has called to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority,  due to the growing impact of PMW – Palestinian Media Watch exposure  of salaries being paid to terrorists . This is reverberating  in International Parliaments. Last month, December 2013, the  Dutch Parliament in an overwhelming …

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Incitement to Murder at San Francisco State

It has been a number of weeks since I have discussed the situation at my alma mater, San Francisco State University, in which a number of political student organizations, including the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), called for murder. The signs read, “My heroes have always killed colonizers.” It …

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