Arab/Palestinian – ME

(Not) Suppressing Academic Freedom in the Palestinian Authority

academic freedom

  Fighting the lies of academic BDS is serious business, but I found out you can sometimes have fun with it. Pro-BDSers repeatedly write about how the security problems in “Palestine” caused by Israeli “oppression” impinge upon academic freedom at their institutes. I decided to explore how these same institutes …

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A headline by any other name…

anti-Israel media bias in Israeli newspaper

A headline by any other name… “ISRAEL/PALESTINE PEACE DEAL SIGNED” Those words would certainly look great sitting together in the news headlines. There may even be journalists out there who want to believe them and wish to tell happy stories about a real peace deal, but we know all too …

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How the Jews are Winning the Long Arab War .

The long Arab-Muslim war against the Jewish people goes on and on… but the Jews are winning. We need to acknowledge that the conflict is an ongoing expression of Arab-Muslim religious hatred toward Jews as manifested since the time of Muhammad and embedded within the Koran and the Hadiths. Further, …

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Oslo II: What Did Peres and Abbas Expect?

Oslo II - Peres, Abbas

This is my summary and critique of an article published in 1996 (citation below). I bring this now because we can see that even at that early stage points were being drawn in the sand in what has become a trajectory of failure. The article outlines the “peace process” clearly …

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Arabs in Jerusalem.

Listening to the United Nations, one might fear that Palestinian Arabs are being “ethnically cleansed” in Jerusalem due to Israeli “occupation.” Here are some facts (statistics as of 2011 as compiled by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies). Fastest Growing Group in Jerusalem and Most of the Middle East The …

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Islamist Terrorist Cult Recruitment

terrorist cult recruitment

Theories of cult induction may best explain much of what we are seeing today in terrorist groups, better than theories regarding marginalization and poverty. Understanding Islamist terrorist cult recruitment and induction can provide us with tools for helping young people resist the charms of the cult leader. First, let us …

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Tripped up by celebration of murder.

PALESTINIAN Minister for Education Dr Sabri Saidam recently criticised a senior Australian delegation for posing “very ­explosive and very challenging” questions during a meeting in the West Bank. The Australian team included senior Liberals Christopher Pyne and Bronwyn Bishop, Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson and Labor’s Tim Watts and Glenn …

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Youth Who Resist Joining Terror Organizations

joining terror organizations

Most researchers studying terrorist recruitment ask how they entice members who are willing to commit horrendous violent crimes in the name of Islam. Political scientist Kim Cragin and colleagues at Rand approach the topic from the opposite perspective – what are the conditions in which youth actually reject recruitment? Of …

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Terror and Islam are Not Connected! Really?

terror and islam

Why should Obama and Clinton think terror and Islam are related when so many academicians pontificate about how suicide bombings have nothing to do with the religion? Why should they think terror is related to Islam when those analysts who do connect the two are scorned and condemned for it? …

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Death cults posing as governing bodies

A Guest Post by Jodie Goldberg The hierarchy of Islamic extremism begins at the top and works its way down. Iran, ISIS, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations all have one thing in common. They are death cults posing as governing bodies. For at least 15 years …

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Into the Fray: A challenge to a French philosopher .

“Bernard- Henri Lévy is precisely the kind of target that Israeli public diplomacy efforts should be focused on – far more so than any incumbent politician, especially outside the USA.” You fight against jihad, yes. But do you have to add to the fight against jihad the fight with the …

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The Feisal-Weizmann Agreement Is Not What it Appears

Feisal-Weizmann Agreement

Israel uses the Feisal-Weizmann Agreement of 1919 as evidence that the Arab leadership was at one time favourable toward the establishment of the Jewish state. I recommend that we stop doing this. While there is within the document a hint that Feisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi did recognize the …

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Promoting the “Palestinian” Fallacy

Palestinian lie

When Arab writers and pro-Israeli activists I respect, such as Fred Maroun, cry out that the Palestinians exist and we cannot say they do not, they are falling into the trap of promoting the lie. I deny the existence of a nation called Palestine, something that never existed in human …

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Palestinian By Any Other Name . . .

Palestinian

The name “Palestinian” has come to be fallaciously associated with Arabs. This deceit cements the contemptuous rewriting of history of which we Jews are only too familiar (for example Holocaust denial). I propose that one major obstacle to a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Holy Land lies in …

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A Palestinian Jesus

A guest post written by the incorrigible Kay Wilson. In light of the predictable libellous rhetoric from the Palestinian Authority against “Jews” and Israel during the Christmas season, here are a few facts. The New Testament says, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea,” (Matthew 2:1). The Romans called it …

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Remembering Jewish Refugees on 30 November.

Linda Hakim left Iraq for London in 1970. But she has never been able to shake off the fear she had felt growing up as a Jew. She heard mobs in Baghdad, after Israel’s Six Day War victory, screaming ‘death to Israel, death to the Jews.” She escaped a lynch …

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Oxfam and Gaza

Oxfam seems like such a nice charity.  It’s slogan is “The power of people against poverty.” What can be controversial about that? Much of the organization’s work is focused on providing aid and services to poor communities around the world.  Work includes bringing clean water, food and basic services to …

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Origin of the Palestinians According to a Genetic Study

Origin of the Palestinians

After having proven, in an earlier study, that Ashkenazi and non-Ashkenazi Jews share Middle Eastern origins, a group of 7 Spanish researchers exchanged the Israeli scientist in the previous study team for 2 Palestinian Arabs to work on a paper aiming to prove that the “Palestinians” have been living in …

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Palestinian Job Fair for Peace.

joining terror organizations

A sad satire. The United Nations took a special interest in the high unemployment rate of Palestinians, which has led to feelings of despair and hopelessness, leaving many to resort to violence against Israelis.  As such, the UN held a meeting in October 2015 in Vienna to listen to various …

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An Inconvenient Truth: Palestinian Polls.

There were a growing number of violent attacks by ‘Palestinians’ against Israelis in October 2015.  Various politicians such as the US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the root cause as ‘Palestinian’ frustration about ongoing Jewish “settlements” east of the Green Line. Acting President of the ‘Palestinian’ Authority Mahmoud Abbas …

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