Life is not simple for Israel, and we delude ourselves when we imagine it is. Always there is the unexpected, the undertow, the splash in the face. ~~~ Particularly is this the case with political issues. Today I want to look at Israeli sovereignty, a very political issue. All of …Read More »
The Palestinian State Constitution.
In 2004, shortly before the death of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, the Pope’s ambassador in Jerusalem, also known as the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, invited me to his home on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to present a document that he had received from Arafat. The document, in Arabic, …Read More »
Into the fray: – Gaza – Gratuitous gobbledygook
The obdurate resistance of Gaza to any type of resolution has led to such overriding exasperation that it has begun to undermine the quality of the public debate on the issue. The IDF swept triumphantly into the Egyptian-ruled Gaza Strip in early June 1967 and pulled out ignominiously in mid-August …Read More »
Open letter to Fred Maroun.
As writer of this letter I am not someone who makes it her life’s mission to bring others down. In fact quite the opposite. I look for positives wherever I can and try not to be critical. I have read with interest the different opinions on all sides of the …Read More »
King Abdullah II of Jordan fights to retain his throne.
On May 29, 2019, the United States team tasked with forging peace in the Middle East met with Jordan’s monarch Abdullah II. Abdullah insisted that the so called “deal of the century” include an independent sovereign state of Palestine with “East Jerusalem” as its capital. On its face, the king’s …Read More »
‘Palestinians’ refusing to discuss peace….what’s new?
We have been hearing for a while from the Trump camp about the ‘Deal of the Century’. Last week Sunday afternoon the White House announced the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are calling an economic “workshop” to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, …Read More »
From Israel: “No Choice, Finally”
If we care about what’s going on around us, in the end there is no choice but to open our eyes and look hard. The situation is difficult. I did my good news posting and was very glad for it. ~~~~~~~~~~ By the end of last week, I was giving …Read More »
Into the fray: Benny Morris – An unlikely proponent of incentivized Arab emigration?
If, as Morris maintains, a peaceable two-state outcome is unattainable, and a one-state outcome will lead to a Muslim-majority tyranny, then a large-scale initiative for incentivized Arab emigration is the only policy that can preserve the Jewish nation-state. As readers will recall, I have, for years, been urging the initiation …Read More »
Twenty five years of Oslo: Opinion Piece July ’18
Next month it will be twenty five years since Oslo and that famous handshake on the White House lawn by Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat under the patronage of President Bill Clinton. And a lot will be written about this anniversary. The one undeniable truth over this period has …Read More »
Into the Fray: The Enemy – What the “Right” seems unable to grasp.
The time has come for the “Right” to “bite the bullet” & give up trying to advance convoluted political prescriptions in lieu of the two-state formula. It is time to identify the Palestinian-Arabs as the enemy. The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there …Read More »
From Israel: Mercurial.
It’s a given that the political scene is rarely static. But the present – both here and in the US – seems particularly fraught with shifts and unpredictability. The trick is to identify what’s real and what currents flow unseen beneath the surface. Today I want to take a look …Read More »
Into the Fray: Israel’s lethal land-for-peace laureates.
Paradoxically, indeed perversely, the policies of Israel’s peace laureates have not only made peace increasingly remote, but Israel increasingly untenable. Itzhak Rabin Poor Menachem [Begin]… I got back… the Sinai and the Alma oil fields, and what has Menachem got? A piece of paper. – Anwar Sadat, on the peace …Read More »
The Nazis and the Palestinian movement.
Hajj Amin al Husseini is the father of the Palestinian Movement. He created PLO/Fatah (now better known as the ‘Palestinian Authority’), the organization that will govern any future Palestinian state. And he was mentor to Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, the leaders of that organization. Husseini was also, during …Read More »
Into the fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews (cont.):
Originally posted as: Into the fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews (cont.): Root causes & red herrings. If the Jews are to prevail in the Arabs’ war against them it is essential that they accurately differentiate misleading red herrings from real root causes. Our forces are now entirely ready …Read More »
The Nazis and the Palestinian Movement
By Francisco Gil-White…Traces the history of PLO/Fatah, now better known as the ‘Palestinian Authority,’ the organization that will govern a future Palestinian State. The video shows how PLO/Fatah emerged from the German Nazi Final Solution. Hajj Amin al Husseini, father of the Palestinian Movement, creator of Fatah, and mentor to …Read More »