Israeli Right does not seek overthrow of Jordan’s Hashemite monarchy

January 15, 2020 by  

The claim that: “The Israeli right has no solution for civil rights for Palestinians after annexation, except for overthrowing Jordan’s Hashemite monarchy” – is a canard that must be totally rejected. Read more

Israel’s next election must focus on Judea and Samaria – not Bibi

January 8, 2020 by  

Israel’s next election due on 2 March 2020 must focus on the future of Judea and Samaria – not the future of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi). Read more

Israel now needs miracle to set secure and recognized boundaries

December 18, 2019 by  

History will not kindly recall Israel’s power-hungry politicians who have forced a third election within twelve months on Israeli voters at a direct cost of another US$135 million. Read more

Trump, Netanyahu and Gantz can end in 2020 what began in 1920

December 10, 2019 by  

Designating the territory for reconstitution of the Jewish National Home in Palestine – begun with the San Remo Convention and Treaty of Sevres in April and August 1920 respectively – could finally be completed 100 years later in 2020. Read more

Trump ends Arab preoccupation with occupation in Judea and Samaria

December 4, 2019 by  

President Trump’s decision to recognise the right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) ends a long-running Arab political campaign accompanied by murderous terrorist attacks to drive the Jews out under the Arab mantra – “End the Occupation”. Read more

Knifing Netanyahu could sink release of Trump peace plan

November 27, 2019 by  

From most reports – Israel’s Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – will soon be finished politically – forced to resign as Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister to defend three indictments levelled against him by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. Read more

Israel, Jordan and Egypt must hop on Trump bandwagon to peace

November 22, 2019 by  

President Trump has now delivered the missing piece in his plan to end the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict – providing the incentive necessary for Israel’s warring political parties to bury their hatchets and form a new Israeli Government within the next 21 days.

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European Union bites off more than it can chew in Judea and Samaria

November 20, 2019 by  

France has set in train a diplomatic and politically-motivated semantic assault on Israel that could ultimately see the European Union biting off more than it can chew. Read more

Release of Trump deal could break Israel elections deadlock

November 12, 2019 by  

The release of President Trump’s long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated deal of the century could be just the catalyst required to persuade Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beitenu bloc of eight members to join Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bloc of 55 members to form Israel’s next Government. Read more

Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

November 6, 2019 by  

The prospect of a third election in Israel within twelve months looms large – should Blue and White leader Benny Gantz be unable to form a Government of National Unity within the next two weeks. Read more

Balfour Declaration and Mandate for Palestine still keys to peace

October 30, 2019 by  

The Balfour Declaration (“Declaration) issued on 2 November 1917 and the Mandate for Palestine (“Mandate”) issued on 24 July 1922 still remain the keys to resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict. Read more

Vote recount could possibly end Israel’s electoral morass

October 20, 2019 by  

Israel’s President Rivlin is due to make a decision on October 24 on whether to extend for another 14 days the mandate he granted to Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s next Government. Read more

Rivlin must cook up a US$220 million Netanyahu-Liberman omelette

October 13, 2019 by  

An opening to ending Israel’s election deadlock has come after Yisrael Beiteinu faction chairman Oded Forer sent a formal letter to the head of the Likud’s coalition negotiating team, Yariv Levin, on 11 October, asking for negotiations on the policy guidelines for the next government. Read more

Netanyahu and Liberman must stop Israel’s third election in a year

October 6, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Liberman have finally met  – albeit for just one hour – to discuss the possibility of the 63  votes they control being converted into Israel’s next Government. Read more

Netanyahu and Liberman could cut deal if Rivlin plan fails

September 25, 2019 by  

President Rivlin’s decision to bring Bibi Netanyahu and Benny Gantz together to see if a Government of National Unity can be formed makes sense in the extraordinary situation that has followed Israel’s elections on 17 September. Read more

Netanyahu and Trump hatch plan for a Jordan exclave in West Bank

September 18, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute election pledge to apply Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank could possibly see a large part of the remainder of the West Bank being offered to Jordan as an exclave in direct negotiations between Jordan and Israel. Read more

Trump seems set to see Netanyahu as Israel’s next Prime Minister

September 11, 2019 by  

President Trump seems set to see Bibi Netanyahu re-elected as Israel’s next Prime Minister in the upcoming elections to be held on 17 September – the second this year following an indecisive vote in April that left no-one able to form Government. Read more

Trump writes off West Bank and Gaza as separate country

September 4, 2019 by  

The US State Department web site has removed the West Bank and Gaza (“disputed territories”) from its list of “Countries and Areas”– signalling that it no longer regards these disputed territories as potentially comprising a separate country – in addition to  Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Read more

Saudi Arabia jolts Jordan to negotiate with Israel on Trump plan

August 28, 2019 by  

Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin – “a Saudi writer and a political and tribal figure”– has challenged Jordan to negotiate with Israel on President Trump’s “deal of the century”– or risk losing control of the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem currently vested in Jordan under the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty and the Washington Declaration. Read more

Democrats backing Jew-haters over Israel play into Trump’s hands

August 18, 2019 by  

The Democratic Party House majority is now in freefall backing two of its openly-avowed Jew-hating members – Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – against decisions made by Israel banning them from unconditional entry into the Jewish State. Read more

Trump reaffirms Bush’s recognition of Jewish claims in West Bank

August 14, 2019 by  

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is frothing at the mouth at media reports indicating that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a public declaration from US President Donald Trump recognizing Israeli sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank prior to the Israeli elections on 17 September. Read more

Jordan Jew-hatred risks Trump, Israel and United Nations ire

August 7, 2019 by  

Jordan’s decision to ban Jews visiting or praying at a Jewish religious site – Aaron’s tomb situated on Jordan’s Mount Hor– has seriously threatened the Israel-Jordan peace treaty and possibly postponed even further the long-awaited release of President Trump’s plans aimed at ending the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

PLO suicide note leaves Jordan to decide fate of West Bank

July 31, 2019 by  

President Trump has been given the clearest notice that his deal of the century will be stillborn if he designates any role for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in its implementation. Read more

PLO blocks West Bank Arabs leaving for a better life

July 24, 2019 by  

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – Saeb Erekat – has told a political symposium in Jericho that West Bank Arabs would not be allowed to voluntarily leave – virtually holding them captives against their will. Read more

Burying the PLO and resurrecting Jordan in the West Bank

July 17, 2019 by  

President Trump’s “deal of the century”– aimed at ending 100 years of conflict between Jews and Arabs over the territory once called “Palestine”– continues to flounder in the face of

  • The PLO’s outright rejection of Trump’s deal – even before its details have been published
  • Jordan’s continuing refusal to agree to negotiate with Israel when the deal is released

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Trump increases pressure on Jordan to negotiate with Israel

July 10, 2019 by  

President Trump seems set to increase the pressure on Jordan to negotiate with Israel on the future of the West Bank and Gazan Arabs. Read more

Trump should champion legal migration from West Bank and Gaza

July 1, 2019 by  

President Trump should consider championing legal, voluntary and financially-assisted emigration from Gaza and the West Bank by calling on Jordan and Egypt to open their border crossings and grant residency status to Gazan and West Bank Arabs seeking a better future for themselves and their families. Read more

Trump should stop billions being poured into Gaza and West Bank

June 23, 2019 by  

President Trump should not allow the euphoria that swept the world following the 27 November 2007 Annapolis Conference to infect the Manama Conference being jointly hosted by himself and Bahrain on 25-26 June. Read more

Trump reverses Obama-UN treachery on West Bank and East Jerusalem

June 19, 2019 by  

President Trump’s decision to back Israel’s claims to sovereignty in the West Bank and Jerusalem has resurrected America’s commitment to the Jewish people made by President Bush and Congress in 2004 after that commitment had been subsequently repudiated by President Obama in the last month of his Presidency in December 2018. Read more

Trump recognizes Israel claims in West Bank and East Jerusalem

June 12, 2019 by  

US Ambassador to Israel – David Friedman – has set a cat among the pigeons with his claim that:

“Under certain circumstances I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.”

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