When the ruling party threatens violence

A few days before the Bahrain conference opened, U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt took to Twitter to issue this cry of alarm: “Fatah is calling for violence against Israelis as an act of protest. Despicable. Fatah seeks violence over the idea of exploring peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people.” Read more

Poverty isn’t the cause of terrorism, so let’s stop blaming it

April 30, 2019 by  

It turns out that the Islamist terrorists who slaughtered more than 350 people in Sri Lanka came from one of that country’s wealthiest families. Read more

Looking for Jews to kill

Amir Daraj and Yusuf Anqawi went looking for Jews to kill the other day. Read more

The ‘games’ Palestinian children play

We’re always being told that there is a significant difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Palestinians assault women journalists … and the world yawns

Nothing exposes the incredible hypocrisy of Israel’s critics more than their response to the treatment of Palestinian Arab women…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

UK’s royal ‘settlers’ understanding of Jerusalem

The staff of Great Britain’s Prince William has set off a controversy by listing Jerusalem under “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for his upcoming visit to the region…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Invasion of the ‘body counters’

April 11, 2018 by  

Almost every headline about the latest Gaza violence focuses on the number of Arabs who were killed the previous day…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

The Trump administration just doesn’t get Gaza

The Trump administration’s conference on the situation in the Gaza Strip this week “focused on the need for the Palestinian Authority to take control over Gaza,” a White House official told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Slap-happy comedian Sarah Silverman: Whose side are you on?

February 23, 2018 by  

Stop the presses! A vulgar American Jewish comedian has praised a Palestinian teenage girl who assaulted an Israeli soldier. Put it on the front page!…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Is President Trump preparing to put pressure on Israel?

In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has repeatedly indicated that he intends to pressure Israel to make yet more concessions to the Palestinian Authority. I wonder why pro-Israel voices have not been expressing concern about this development…writes Stephen M. Flatow. Read more

Why polls on a Palestinian state are a mirage

January 31, 2018 by  

Ever wonder why polls consistently show that a large portion of the Israeli public supports creating a Palestinian state?…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Speaker at Centre for Jewish History violently denounces Israel

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any messier over at the Centre for Jewish History, a New York Times columnist who was invited to speak at an event there has unleashed a barrage of verbal attacks on Israel…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.0rg Read more

Cheering for illegal settlers as long as they’re not Jews

September 13, 2017 by  

The Jewish left, the United Nations, and the international news media have been telling us for years that illegal settlers in the “occupied territories” are the main obstacles to Middle East peace. So they all should have been rejoicing at this week’s news that a group of settlers were evicted from their home…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org Read more

Jared Kushner is right: there’s no solution

August 3, 2017 by  

When presidential adviser Jared Kushner said in a recent private discussion that “there may be no solution” to the conflict between the Palestinian Arabs and Israel, he was just stating the obvious…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian pollution: a dirty little secret

The Israeli authorities last week confiscated two tractors, a hydraulic excavator and other equipment used by Palestinians to carry out illegal quarrying that has been damaging a rare nature reserve in the Judean Desert…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’

Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians”…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Richard Gere’s stunning pro-Palestinian hypocrisy

March 21, 2017 by  

Diplomats never pretend to be experts on acting, yet for some reason actors constantly present themselves as experts on international affairs. Hollywood award ceremonies are now dominated by awardees delivering pretentious political diatribes. Read more

Thomas Friedman lied about the Saudis

March 14, 2017 by  

For the past 15 years, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has been promoting the so-called “Saudi Initiative,” a plan which he says proves that Saudi Arabia sincerely wants peace with Israel. But this week, a senior Palestinian leader revealed that at the very moment the Saudis were launching that plan, they were financing a major wave of terrorism against Israel…Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian statehood: an idea whose time has passed

John Kerry and J Street are worried. They see their cherished dream of a Palestinian state slipping away…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian ethnic cleansing mob attacks two Jewish women

September 18, 2016 by  

Talk about bad timing for the Palestinian PR machine…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

So this is what peace looks like…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org

August 19, 2016 by  

It’s not the end of the world just because an Egyptian athlete refused to shake hands with his Israeli counterpart at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last week. After all, the Egyptian is the one who violated judo etiquette. He’s the one whom the fans booed. Read more

Tel Aviv terror attack shatters five myths…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org

The June 8 terrorist massacre in Tel Aviv exposed all five of the major myths that cloud discussions of Israel and the Palestinians. Read more

Jewish novelist Michael Chabon rails against fictional ‘occupation’

As a novelist, Michael Chabon has a vivid imagination…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

The president’s party endorses stabbings—where’s the outrage?

No, the headline doesn’t refer to America’s president. Read more

Palestinian teachers on strike—against the real ‘occupier’

March 11, 2016 by  

It has taken more than a month, but the international news media are finally waking up to the fact that the largest teacher’s strike in memory is raging in the Middle East. Read more

On Palestinian incitement, Kerry merely slaps Abbas’s wrist

Just when you thought Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t get any weaker on the problem of Palestinian incitement and violence, he did…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

British hypocrisy on Arab terror

February 17, 2016 by  

The British government says Israel is being too harsh in giving prison sentences of 15 years each to five Palestinians who murdered a Jewish toddler. Yet when the British had to deal with Palestinian terrorists, they themselves were a lot harsher…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Lessons from the Munich massacre revelations

December 4, 2015 by  

The gruesome revelations about the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorists castrating one of their Israeli victims is not just another horror story. There are important political and strategic implications…writes Stephen M. Flattow. Read more

A new type of Palestinian terrorist

September 29, 2015 by  

Terrorists who get caught before they strike don’t usually attract much attention. But the arrest of Mrs. Ayman Kanjou deserves extra attention, because she defies every stereotype we have ever been taught about Palestinian terrorists……writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Obama administration flunks choice between fighting and appeasing terrorists

Two very different ways to respond to terrorism were on display this week…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

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