Ready – Steady – Go!

January 5, 2018 by  
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The civil year 2018 is barely out of the starting blocks and we are already witnessing events which without a doubt will impact all of us no matter where we live…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

PA denies report of Abbas demand that Hamas recognise Israel

November 2, 2017 by  
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) has refuted a report citing an alleged demand by PA President Mahmoud Abbas that members of the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas must recognise Israel if they want to be included in the cabinet of a unity government. Read more

How Balfour explains why the peace process failed

October 29, 2017 by  
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It was a minor news story when it broke in the summer of 2016. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced he was suing Great Britain over the Balfour Declaration, issued on Nov. 2, 1917…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

Birds of a feather, united by terror…writes Michael Kuttner

March 24, 2017 by  
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They may fight each other and disagree on tactics but there is one thing guaranteed to unite them and that is hatred for Israel. Read more

Trumping Solutions…writes Emily Gian

February 17, 2017 by  
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Two days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Donald Trump met in Washington for the first time since the latter was inaugurated. The greeting was done in a far warmer manner than similar meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama. Read more

Inflammatory consequences…writes Michael Kuttner

December 2, 2016 by  
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Incendiary incitement usually results in a burning desire to take action and so it proved this past week. Read more

After years of institutional ‘decay,’ Palestinians set for long-overdue elections

November 24, 2016 by  
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Against the backdrop of this month’s long-overdue leadership elections for Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah political party, the Palestinians living in the West Bank face an uncertain future following more than a decade of stagnant rule…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org.
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Israel: Rhetoric v Reality

June 12, 2015 by  
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When discussing matters pertaining to Israel one of the challenges is how to differentiate between rhetoric and reality…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

When the president’s hero is a terrorist: a tale of two societies

The president of a normal, civilized country naturally is anxious to distance himself from any suspicion of ever having had a connection to a terrorist. Read more

Israel launches campaign to discredit International Criminal Court inquiry

The Israeli government has launched a public diplomacy campaign to discredit the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) recent decision to start an inquiry into what the Palestinians call Israeli “war crimes” in the disputed territories. Read more

Toxic Concoctions…writes Michael Kuttner

November 7, 2014 by  
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Like the witches’ brew in Macbeth the cauldron of noxious ingredients is being stirred on a daily basis by Abbas and members of his Hamas/Fatah Authority. Read more

Duplicitous Abbas comes out of the closet…writes Isi Leibler

October 2, 2014 by  
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Even the few delusional apologists who maintain that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a genuine partner for peace must have been stunned by his obscene and demagogic address on Rosh Hashana at the United Nations General Assembly. Read more

Abbas, Auschwitz, and Palestinian strategy…writes Ben Cohen

July 15, 2014 by  
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It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader, Yasser Arafat, would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of the same could be said about his successor, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. Read more

Palestine – Abbas Facing Prosecution For Aiding And Abetting War Crimes…writes David Singer

July 13, 2014 by  
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Mahmoud Abbas – Head of the Government of National Consensus in Gaza since 2 June – faces prosecution in the international criminal justice system for aiding and abetting war crimes involving the indiscriminate firing of 384 rockets and missiles from Gaza into Israeli population centres reaching as far away as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem over the past four days. Read more

Blaming Israel for the Collapse of the Peace Negotiations…writes Isi Leibler

April 7, 2014 by  
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All signs indicate that the moribund peace process has now formally collapsed. Read more

Achtung! – All Jews Out…writes Michael Kuttner

February 28, 2014 by  
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Once upon a time not so many years ago, German politicians were telling Jews to get out and go to Palestine if they valued their lives. Well we all know how that eventually ended. Read more

Palestine – History and Geography Can Unblock Deadlock…writes David Singer

January 20, 2014 by  
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It is a pity the US State Department chose to focus this week on the private remarks of Israel’s Minister of Defence labelling US Secretary of State John Kerry as being delusional and messianic – rather than concentrating on PLO Chairman Abbas’s very public remarks in the Jerusalem Post that go to the heart of the 130 years old Jewish-Arab conflict: Read more

Palestine – Pantomime and Paradox…writes David Singer

June 14, 2013 by  
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Any cynicism or disbelief that Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu was seriously interested in trying to reach a two-state solution with the PLO was dispelled this week with the revelation that Netanyahu last year offered to free 50 long term Palestinian security prisoners sentenced before the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993 – in a vain bid to entice Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas back to the negotiating table. Read more

Déjà Vu: “Peace in Our Time”…writes Isi Leibler

May 14, 2013 by  
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“Peace in Our Time” was proclaimed by Neville Chamberlain in 1938 in defense of his disastrous Munich Agreement with Hitler. History testifies that his policy of appeasement and failure to confront the aggressive Nazi barbarians virtually made World War II inevitable. Read more

Palestine – Singing From The Same Hymn Book…writes David Singer

April 22, 2013 by  
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has now claimed that a “country” exists in  that area of the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority’s complete administrative and security control prior to the Authority’s demise in January 2013. Read more