Israel reels from rockets, riots and arm-wrestles

April 27, 2021 by  

Rockets from Gaza indiscriminately targeting Israel’s civilian population and Arab riots targeting Israel’s Jewish population in the streets of Jerusalem seem to have not moved Israel’s politicians to stop engaging in arm-wrestles in pursuit of their own personal political power. Read more

Two-state solution sinks as Biden tries to resurrect it

April 21, 2021 by  

Postponement of the upcoming Palestinian elections on 22 May for the 132-member Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) seems virtually assured with the report from an “unnamed US source” that Washington would not object to any such postponement. Read more

Jordan reaches 100 as its ruling Hashemite dynasty implodes

April 14, 2021 by  

Jordan continues to be the stumbling block to ending the 100 years old conflict between Jews and Arabs as it celebrates its founding 100 years ago on 11 April 1921 – whilst simultaneously 100 years of unbroken rule by the Hashemite dynasty has been publicly imploding. Read more

Israel’s voting system needs urgent reform

April 6, 2021 by  

A million or more Israelis did not vote in each of the four indecisive elections held in the last two years – costing Israel an estimated $4.24 billion – whilst causing political upheaval and electoral instability as a result. Read more

End Netanyahu-hatred – start advancing Israel’s national interest

March 26, 2021 by  

It is surely time for Netanyahu-haters – Naftali Bennet and Avigdor Liberman – to end their feuds with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by joining a national right-wing coalition Government – headed by Netanyahu – to advance Israel’s national interest in Judea and Samaria – with the backing of a comfortable parliamentary majority. Read more

Netanyahu’s feats merit his being Israel’s next Prime Minister

March 19, 2021 by  

If results count for anything – Bibi Netanyahu will again be Israel’s next Prime Minister – heading a Government which hopefully will be more stable than the three previous short-lived coalition Governments he formed after elections held in April 2019, September 2019, and March 2020. Read more

Google must change offensive translation of Israeli Election results

March 12, 2021 by  

Israel’s Central Election Committee for the 24th Knesset needs to ensure that Google Translate does a better job of translating the election results than it has done for the past three elections held in the last 12 months. Read more

Israel Arab human rights group fuels Jew-hatred

March 5, 2021 by  

Israeli-based Arab human rights organisation – B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories – is becoming politically involved in the unresolved 100-years conflict between Jews and Arabs over sovereignty in the territory formerly called Palestine. Read more

West Bank and Gaza Arabs need to be rescued from PLO and Hamas

February 26, 2021 by  

The first Arab elections to be held in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza on 22 May in more than 15 years – to be followed by a presidential vote on 31 July – in theory, gives the long-suffering Arab residents in these areas the opportunity to get rid of their failed rulers – the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. Read more

Action – not platitudes– required from Jordan’s King Abdullah

February 18, 2021 by  

Jordan’s King Abdullah continues to engage in platitudes – rather than concrete action – as he pontificates but does nothing to help resolve the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

The “State of Palestine” remains a United Nations mirage

February 12, 2021 by  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber 1 decision that the ICC has jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes committed in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem has infuriated Israel – but should bring no joy to Hamas, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) or the United Nations which continues to support the PLO’s claim for the creation of a second Arab State in former Palestine – in addition to Jordan. Read more

Jordan and Israel now the only viable two-state solution

February 3, 2021 by  

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has unequivocally confirmed its rejection of an independent demilitarised State proposed by President Trump in: Read more

Biden declares Trump two-state solution dead and buried

January 26, 2021 by  

An apparent attempt by the outgoing US Ambassador to Israel – David Friedman – to preserve the two-state solution proposed in former President Trump’s Vision for Peace (Vision) – lasted about two hours – before being shredded in the garbage bin of history by the newly-elected President Biden. Read more

Trump’s indecision is sinking his own two-state solution

January 17, 2021 by  

President Trump’s failure to release a detailed plan showing the specific borders of a Palestinian Arab State incorporating Gaza and about 70% of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) – before he leaves office at midday on 20 January – will sink the only two-state solution that has any possibility of being implemented in direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Read more

Trump pulls off another miracle in the Middle East

January 5, 2021 by  

President Trump appears to have been instrumental in pulling off yet another miracle in the Middle East with the announcement that Saudi Arabia would be reopening its airspace and land and sea border with Qatar. Read more

Morocco backing Trump Peace Plan can help end Arab-Jewish conflict

December 30, 2020 by  

Morocco’s Prime Minister – Saad-Eddine El Othmani – has cast a shadow over Morocco’s newly emerging diplomatic ties with Israel as his Government rejects President Trump’s peace plan providing for a demilitarized Palestinian Arab state in Gaza and 70% of Judea and Samaria (Peace Plan). Read more

Trashing Trump’s two-state solution would be the height of folly

December 23, 2020 by  

A departing President’s ability to make decisions seeking to impact his successor’s future actions – even as he is vacating the White House in the last weeks of his Presidency – was dramatically illustrated on 23 December 2016 when America failed to veto Security Council Resolution 2334. Read more

Israel says hi to Morocco, Bhutan, Dubai and goodbye to Ashrawi

December 14, 2020 by  

Another momentous week has seen President Trump broker diplomatic relations between Israel and Morocco – whilst Bhutan and Israel established diplomatic ties and Israel’s first commercial flight to Dubai occurred. Read more

Trump will not let UN, PLO and Biden bury his Peace Plan

December 1, 2020 by  

The Trump-haters are circling Trump’s liferaft promising a comprehensive Middle East peace – but Trump can repel their determined efforts to sink it if he is not nominated as President when the Electoral College votes on 14 December. Read more

PLO could soon be negotiating with Israel on Trump peace plan

November 20, 2020 by  

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) could soon be negotiating with Israel on President Trump’s peace plan – after suddenly announcing on 17 November that it would resume its relationship with Israel as existed before 19 May. Read more

Trump-Netanyahu Mapping Committee needs to deliver the map

November 13, 2020 by  

The threatened political demise of President Trump should provide the impetus for the joint Trump-Netanyahu Mapping Committee to publish its map delineating the areas of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) to which Israeli sovereignty can be expanded under Trump’s Peace Plan released last January. Read more

Trump confirms Israel’s permanent presence in Judea and Samaria

November 6, 2020 by  

President Trump – fighting for re-election in America – has now lifted restrictions on American federal investment in science, research and agriculture projects undertaken in Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Read more

Trump election win needed to keep up Arab-Jewish peace momentum

October 29, 2020 by  

President Trump’s re-election on 3 November will ensure the continuation of his momentum to end the Arab-Jewish conflict as set out in his Peace Plan – whilst a Biden win will see that momentum lost. Read more

Trump/Biden China and Middle East policies need to be debated

October 22, 2020 by  

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) failure to insist on foreign policy being top and centre of the final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden is contrary to America’s national interest and should be condemned. Read more

Saudi Arabia and Jordan tighten screws on PLO and Hamas

October 14, 2020 by  

Saudi Arabia and Jordan have engaged in a twin-pronged attack on the PLO and Hamas seemingly intended to get them to bury the hatchet and begin negotiations with Israel on allocating sovereignty in Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) under President Trump’s 2020 Peace Plan. Read more

Remembering Rabin’s 1985 legacy can end Arab-Jewish conflict

October 6, 2020 by  

The 25th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin’s assassination on 4 November 1995 has seen leading left-wing Democratic Party Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) cancelling her planned attendance at a memorial event organised by Americans for Peace Now on 20 October. Read more

PLO repudiates Trump Plan: Opens door for Jordan and Egypt

October 1, 2020 by  

PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has publicly repudiated the Trump Peace Plan telling the United Nations (UN) in his annual address: Read more

PLO and Hamas must hold elections or let their citizens emigrate

September 22, 2020 by  

The PLO’s continuing refusal to negotiate with Israel on President Trump’s Peace Plan – whilst also denouncing the peace treaties signed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain with Israel – sees West Bank and Gazan Arabs remaining captive to accepting these disastrous PLO decisions without any rights to vote or emigrate. Read more

Trump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave

September 14, 2020 by  

President Trump’s announcement on 11 September that Israel would shortly be signing a peace treaty with a fourth Arab State – Bahrain – and possibly several others very soon – has triggered a spiteful response from Saeb Erekat, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Read more

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain use soft diplomacy to placate Trump

September 7, 2020 by  

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain’s decisions to allow their airspace to be used by commercial Israeli planes flying the Israel-United Arab Emirates (UAE) route are the first of what could be termed continuing acts of soft diplomacy by Arab and other Islamic states to help end the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict. Read more

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