Tag Archives: Abbas

Marriage of two evils, Hamas & Fatah, a marriage made in hell.

We knew that Mahmoud Abbas never wanted to discuss a peace agreement. Anyone with half a brain knows that is not what Abbas or the Arabs want. We know that all the concessions, or murderers released by Israel, to be hailed as heroes, will not bring peace. Israel represents 0.01% …

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Abbas Plays More Games with Holocaust Statement

  One of the top headlines of the day is,   “Abbas Calls Holocaust ‘Most Heinous Crime’.”   How touching, if only it were true. He actually said in Arabic it was the “ugliest crime,” which was later translated to English as “heinous.” Still, it sounds very compassionate until you …

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Abbas forms alliance with a murderous terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel.

The Prime Minister of Israel. The Cabinet unanimously decided today that Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for Israel’s destruction. In addition, Israel will respond to unilateral Palestinian action with a series of measures. “Instead of choosing peace, Abu Mazen …

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Palestine – Abbas Unilaterally Resurrects Palestinian Authority

  Easter 2014 will be remembered as the time when PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas tried to resurrect the Palestinian Authority (PA) that he himself had declared dead and buried on 3 January 2013.   Adopting US Secretary of State Kerry’s terminology – “Poof – that was the day that signalled …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Zeman Herutenu

  April 22, 2014: Zeman Herutenu The Time of our Freedom. Another term for the Pesach Holiday which is just completing (last night here in Israel, tonight outside of Israel).  As I picked up news over the holiday that gave me a knot of considerable dimensions in my stomach, I knew …

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Palestine – Historical Amnesia Causes Kerry’s Downfall

John Kerry

John Kerry was well on the way to becoming another impotent and failed Secretary of State in November last year – as predicted in my article “Palestine – Kerry Destined For Political Scrapheap”: Here “Historical amnesia – Kerry-style – has been – and apparently still is – a potent factor …

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Prosor: Palestinian Authority ‘in clear violation’ of agencies it applied to .

Abbas seems to think that the ‘State of Palestine’ being an ‘observer State to the UN’ gives him the right to do what he wants to do, when he wants to do it.   Israel’s envoy to the UN says Palestinians “forget the surprising concept that joining international treaties also …

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Arlene in Israel – Finished

  The “peace process” is dead, but Kerry refuses to sign the death certificate.  Pathetically, he hovers over the diplomatic corpse as if he can invigorate it with new life.  He’s pushed on before when the situation seemed grim from his perspective. But this time I believe the situation is …

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Arlene in Israel – Recap

  I have no intention here of reviewing matters in the sort of detail I offered yesterday.  It is not necessary, in any event. I’m seeing much the same as I did yesterday: Inherently contradictory comments from Kerry regarding his continued faith in the “peace process” that prompts him to …

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Arlene in Israel – The Insanity Deepens

The current situation regarding “peace negotiations” has evolved into one beyond imagining.  I do not use the term “evolved” to suggest progress to a higher state, I assure you. What is more, everything is in almost hour-to-hour flux.  And so, while I hope to send this out today, I advise …

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Arlene in Israel – TOTAL CONFUSION.

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner.   I had intended to write last night – the night when that last batch of Palestinian Arab terrorists was scheduled for release – to say that we had a temporary reprieve.  It was clear even before last night that they were not going …

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Palestine – Kerry’s Credibility Crashes As Abbas’s Intransigence Increases.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has seen his reputation and prestige shredded to tatters over the past few weeks. On 13 March Kerry told members of the House Foreign Relations committee that:   International law has already declared Israel a Jewish state, and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s insistence on …

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Into the Fray: Shimon Netanyahu or Binyamin Peres?

  Anyone watching portions of the PM’s AIPAC address might have been excused for thinking Bibi had morphed into Peres. But worse, much worse, was still to come.     By virtue of our natural and historic right and on the strength of the resolution of the United Nations General …

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Writing the story of peace.

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. Some years ago, whilst researching an assignment for University, I came across an interview with Israeli author Amos Oz. He was asked if it is true what they say about a writer writing the …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Bad Scene on Several Fronts.

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner.   Where to start?  Last Tuesday, four IDF soldiers on the Golan Heights were injured – one severely – by an explosion near the border.  The IDF, convinced that Assad’s forces and not rebels were responsible, retaliated with several “strategic” hits on Syrian army …

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Abu Bluff declares himself a hero, because no one else will.

Clearly the ‘invented people’ revel in failure. Reportedly Palestinian rallies on Abbas’s return from Washington are reminiscent of Arafat’s return from Camp David in 2000. Mahmoud Abbas returned from Washington on Thursday to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, where he pledged not to give up the Palestinians’ rights or betray …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – With a Sigh…

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. With a Sigh… So the laughter of Purim is past, and we’re back to the world of the “negotiations” – with the distortions, and posturing, and lies.  And so, I sigh.  Needless to say, I like Purim better. There are, in fact, two negotiating processes …

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John Kerry’s Past, Current, and Future Failures.

Written by and posted with the permission of  Paula R. Stern. A few weeks ago, I wrote an open letter to John Kerry. I called it, Great Men Have Tried. And though I had no doubt my letter would fall on Kerry’s deaf ears, it served a purpose. First, it …

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News & Views from Arlene in Israel: ‘Preposterous’

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. Preposterous. That’s the diplomatic, political charade called “the peace process.”  And it is only growing more outrageous with every passing week. I would like to begin with a superb article – “The Palestinian narrative: The missing link in the ‘peace process’ – by Eric …

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AIPAC 2014: Obama vs Netanyahu Face-off

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. 7th. March 2014 – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director . This week we have to say shalom to ‘Gabsy’ as she leaves us to further her university studies and to welcome back Emil Gian from maternity leave. It has been an absolute …

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