Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

September 14, 2018 by  
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President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan – with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) – currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget…writes David Singer. Read more

Haley says US will introduce additional UN resolutions condemning Hamas

August 29, 2018 by  
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that on behalf of the Trump administration, she plans to introduce additional resolutions at the world body that condemn the terrorist group Hamas. Read more

Supreme Court rules Israel must admit Hamas relatives for critical medical care

August 29, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the Israel Defence Forces on Sunday to admit five critically ill women who are close relatives of Hamas terrorists for urgent medical treatment, despite a government ban on providing health care to Hamas relatives. Read more

Reports circulate of possible ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas

August 17, 2018 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has negotiated with the Hamas terror organisation responsible for the recent upsurge in attacks against Israelis along the Gaza border, agreeing to a ceasefire in which Hamas promises not to attack the Jewish state, and Israel enables the creation of a naval route between Gaza and Cyprus. Read more

On the other hand

August 12, 2018 by  
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Rockets from Gaza are raining down on Israeli communities in the south of the country…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Terror balloons land in Beersheva, deeper into Israel

August 1, 2018 by  
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For the first time, an incendiary “terror balloon” from Gaza landed in the ancient city of Beersheva on Monday, raising concerns that terrorists are attempting to cause arson fires deeper inside Israel and in more heavily populated areas. 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

The myth of Israeli ‘deterrence’

For more than a decade, Israel has inflicted heavy damage on Hamas. It has, however, never really managed to deter it in the real sense of the word—i.e., of breaking its will to continue the fight…writes Martin Sherman/JNS. Read more

IDF spokesman: Hamas trying to lure soldiers with mobile phone app

July 4, 2018 by  
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Cyber terrorists associated with Hamas have been involved with trying to lure IDF soldiers into downloading a Hamas-generated mobile phone app that would give the terror group access to soldiers’ personal information, allow them to retrieve sensitive security information, and remotely install malicious applications that could turn mobile phones into weapons.

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Strategic Affairs Ministry unveils BDS ‘Map of Hate’

June 24, 2018 by  
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The Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan has revealed a map of the network of ties between 42 of the most prominent BDS organisations in the world and their ties with terrorist organisations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more

Learning the lessons of Gaza

In the view of many Israeli security experts, the results of the 2014 Gaza war were decisive…writes Jonathan S. Tobin, Read more

Anti-Semitism at the United Nations can’t go ignored

It was just another day at the office for U.N. officials. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of debate, procedural wrangling and voting to an effort to condemn Israel. As was the case with almost every previous effort of this kind, it succeeded…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Hamas threatens Israel with thousands of burning kites

June 15, 2018 by  
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Hamas warned that it would dispatch some 5,000 burning kites into Israel from the Gaza Strip to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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ZFA’s Danny Lamm full of praise for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

President of the ZFA, Dr. Danny Lamm has praised PM Malcolm Turnbull and FM Julie Bishop for voting against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which called for an investigation into Palestinian deaths during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. Read more

Abbas and Hamas stage non-peaceful rage

May 18, 2018 by  
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As per the pre-determined script designed for media and gullible politicians alike, Jerusalem Day and shifting the US Embassy to the Capital produced the desired results…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Netanyahu agrees with Hamas

May 18, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released a video in which he agrees with Hamas…and his reasons. Read more

Why does the Media keep encouraging Hamas Violence?

May 17, 2018 by  
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If this were the first time that Hamas deliberately provoked Israel into self-defence actions that resulted in the unintended deaths of Gaza civilians, the media could be excused for playing into the hands of Hamas…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Former IDF commander: Hamas are ‘gangsters holding two million Palestinians as hostages’

May 16, 2018 by  
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Former Israel Defense Forces’ South Commander Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant likened the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, as a group of “gangsters” holding Gazans “hostage” and spilling their blood to provoke Israel. Read more

Gaza and the worthlessness of international opinion

Was the Palestinian “March of Return” a propaganda success for Hamas? If you think Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is a reliable barometer of international opinion, then maybe the answer is “yes.”…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution

March 4, 2018 by  
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Kensington Palace’s carefully-crafted tweet announcing that “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Summer” – could spark a diplomatic war with far-reaching implications…writes David Singer. Read more

Tunnel vision…writes Michael Kuttner

January 19, 2018 by  
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Tunnels have been in the news recently. Read more

UNICEF acting to add Israeli military to list of ‘grave violators of children’s rights’

January 9, 2018 by  
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spearheading a campaign to include the Israeli military on a U.N. blacklist of “grave violators of children’s rights” that includes terrorist groups like Islamic State and Boko Haram, according to a new report by the NGO Monitor watchdog group.

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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

New elite military unit ready to defend Israel from Gaza terror threat

January 3, 2018 by  
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A new elite IDF infantry unit is about to take up its position along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.  Read more

Israel’s terror tunnel discovery spotlights the ‘real proxy of Iran’ in Gaza

November 5, 2017 by  
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When it comes to terrorism emanating from the Gaza Strip, most public attention usually focuses on Hamas, the group that rules the coastal enclave…writes Yaakov Lappin/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

Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: A fusion of evils…writes Isi Leibler

October 17, 2017 by  
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World leaders – including some of our American friends – are apparently still unwilling to face reality and continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority can be induced to making a peace settlement if Israel continues to appease them and excuse their crimes. Read more

Hamas’s reported agreement to cease terror against Israel seen as ‘highly unlikely’

October 16, 2017 by  
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Under the new unity deal brokered last week between the Gaza-controlling Palestinian terror group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas reportedly agreed to cease all terror attacks against Israelis…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

PLO-Hamas referendum could boost Trump peace plans

October 10, 2017 by  
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There is little hope that reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah will end a decade of bitter internecine feuding which has seen a parallel entrenchment of territorial divisions between them in Gaza and the West Bank…writes David Singer. Read more

Abbas demands Hamas dismantle its military as precondition for unity government

October 4, 2017 by  
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Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he would not allow the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas to keep its weapons and armed brigades if control of the coastal territory is transferred to the PA. Read more

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