Trump should champion legal migration from West Bank and Gaza

July 1, 2019 by  
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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

Jordan-Israel peace agenda trumps PLO-UN war agenda

November 30, 2018 by  
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Jordan and Israel are becoming enmeshed in a bi-national agenda requiring urgent direct negotiations – which if successfully concluded – could end the 100-years old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

A Jordanian move that spells weakness

October 23, 2018 by  
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The late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin saw the 1994 peace ‎treaty with Jordan as one of his most important ‎diplomatic achievements, if not the most important ‎one…writes Eyal Zisser/JNS. Read more

Chelm is alive and well…writes Michael Kuttner

October 19, 2018 by  
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Chelm was a mythical Yiddish-speaking town which had a disproportionate share of shlemiels and shlemazels whose mind-boggling stupidity provided an endless source of merriment and mirth. Read more

Trump’s PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

September 27, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s decision to close the PLO mission in Washington, cancel the visas of the Palestinian Ambassador and his family and order their bank accounts be closed – mark the PLO’s final humiliation for condemning Trump’s proposed peace plan before its contents have even been published…writes David Singer. Read more

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

Otherwise occupied

June 29, 2018 by  
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In 1066 William the Conqueror invaded England and “illegally” occupied the country…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

June 22, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s long-awaited plan on ending the Arab-Israeli conflict will be further delayed following a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week…writes David Singer. 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

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

January 14, 2018 by  
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The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Britain backs Jordan and Israel to end the Arab-Jewish conflict

November 6, 2017 by  
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has acknowledged that Jordan and Israel represent the only viable “two state solution” that can end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

Trump won’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill

October 3, 2017 by  
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Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat has managed to grab international headlines to promote yet another PLO canard regarding the 100-years-old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

The settlements Regulation Bill…the ZFA has its say

February 15, 2017 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia has acknowledged widespread concern at the passage of the Regulation Law by Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). Read more

Why the Land of Israel belongs to Israel

January 30, 2017 by  
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New Zealand’s Pastor Nigel Woodley rejects the  U N Security Council Resolution 2334. Read more

Timing is indeed crucial…writes Michael Kuttner

February 19, 2016 by  
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Momentous events in our recent past and also today are more often than not determined by timing. Read more

The new fence

June 30, 2015 by  
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Israel’s Security Cabinet has adopted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to begin work on an approximately 30-kilometer long section of security fence along the State of Israel’s eastern border, from Eilat to the site designated for the Timna airport. Read more

Strategic Vacuum…writes Michael Kuttner

September 5, 2014 by  
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We have been informed by no lesser an authority than the President of the United States that he has no strategy formulated for dealing with the pandemic of terror now spreading across the Middle East and soon to erupt in the USA, UK and Europe amongst other places. Read more

Truce does not equal peace…writes Michael Kuttner

August 22, 2014 by  
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One of the problems we face these days is the inability to recognise reality even when it smacks us in the face. Read more

Palestine – PLO And Hamas Threaten Split Over Islamic State…writes David Singer

July 7, 2014 by  
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The declaration of the Islamic State on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan threatens once again to embroil the recently reconciled PLO and Hamas in renewed and violent confrontation after just ending their seven year internecine feud – destroying any hope of ever achieving a Palestinian Arab State between Jordan and Israel. Read more

Palestine – Jordan/West Bank Bi-National State Under Discussion…writes David Singer

July 13, 2013 by  
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been discussing the creation of a bi- national State in the West Bank and Jordan according to Professor Richard Falk  – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967. Read more

Palestine – Accentuate The Positive Eliminate the Negative…writes David Singer

July 8, 2013 by  
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Jordan’s Minister of Culture Barakat Awajan recently received Palestinian Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Aisha in Amman and reportedly took the opportunity to highlight these fundamental facts… Read more