Posts Tagged ‘palestinians’

 

The Palestinian “Internationalization” Strategy: End of the Road?

editor 23 March 2017

By Amos Yadlin and Kobi Michael.. When the Netanyahu government replaced the Olmert government and Barack Obama assumed the United States presidency, the Palestinians adopted an “internationalization strategy.” This choice reflected the Palestinian skepticism about the possibility of bridging the gaps with Israel and the hope that the international community would accept their tripartite demand: (1) establishment of a Palestinian state (2) on the basis of the 1967 borders (3) with East Jerusalem as its capital. (more…)

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Want to learn 16 languages? Murder 3 Israelis and spend 27 years in Israeli prison

editor 4 March 2017

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.. For a released Palestinian terrorist who murdered 3 Israeli soldiers, the 27 years he spent in Israeli prisons was his ticket to higher education. Terrorist murderer Hilal Jaradat:
“In prison I studied at the Hebrew University in the history and political science faculties. I read approximately 6,000 books in prison, and I translated for many of the prisoners.” [Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 26, 2017] (more…)

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What kind of state would Palestine be? A Jordan, or an ISIL-dominated Syria?

editor 27 February 2017

By Father Raymond J. de Souza.. What might a Palestinian state look like? Would it look like Jordan or Egypt? Or like Syria, Iraq, Libya or Yemen? Or Lebanon? Or like Gaza? Those questions are prompting a re-examination of whether a Palestinian state is still the consensus goal it has been for more than two decades. (more…)

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How to get to two states: Netanyahu shines a bright light on the obstacles to a lasting peace

editor 25 February 2017

By New York Daily News.. Setting aside a perplexing remark by President Trump, he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a strong and important show of unity at the White House Wednesday (February 15, 2017). Bad news first: Trump’s apparent ignorance of the two-state solution, which for very good reason has been the basis for Mideast peace negotiations for decades. “I’m looking at two states and one state. I like the one that both parties like.” (more…)

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Pres. Trump: Palestinians Must Earn a Two-State Solution

editor 24 February 2017

By Alan Dershowitz.. The time has come for the US to tell the Palestinians that they must negotiate with Israel if they want a Palestinian state, and must agree to end the conflict. President Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he mentioned the possibility of a one-state solution. The context was ambiguous and no one can know for sure what message he was intending to convey. One possibility is that he was telling the Palestinian leadership that if they want a two-state solution, they have to do something. [Photo top right: PM Netanyahu and President Trump. (photo credit:AVI OHAYON – GPO)] (more…)

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Kids jump for Jihad at European-funded dance competition

editor 23 February 2017

By Itamar Marcus.. Song at European-funded youth competition: “Jihad is needed, Pull the trigger”. Like many western cultural centers, the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus recently hosted a folk dance competition for youth. But unlike their western counterparts, children at this competition danced to calls for violence and waltzed to words of war: (more…)

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‘Eyeless in Gaza’ director reveals the headlines Hamas don’t let you see

editor 20 February 2017

By Francine Wolfisz.. Francine Wolfisz chats to director Martin Himel about his new film, Eyeless in Gaza, which reveals how journalists are forced to tow the line. Seasoned journalist Matti Friedman had noticed all was not as it should be at the Associated Press (AP) bureau in Gaza. Hamas fighters had burst into the office and threatened staff over photographs they had published. Then they witnessed a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering the lives of staff and nearby residents – and yet AP did not report it. (more…)

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The Delusion of the “Two-State Solution”

editor 18 February 2017

By Joel Fisher.. The world still believes that the “Two State Solution” is the way to resolve the Israel-Palestine Conflict. But when the Palestinians invoke this idea, they mean something very different, which has nothing to do with peace. For some time, the slogan of the so-called “Two-State Solution” has constantly been presented in the media as a desirable goal, one that Israel and the Palestinians should implement in the interest of peace. (more…)

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A Palestinian National Unity Government?

editor 28 January 2017

By Yoni Ben Menachem.. This week (week 3, 2017) representatives of all the Palestinian factions concluded a three-day meeting hosted by a Russian research center in Moscow. The meeting explored ways to end the disputes and the rift between the West Bank and Gaza and reach a national reconciliation.

Also taking part in the conference was Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. According to Palestinian sources, he told the participants that the ongoing rift damages the Palestinian issue and that the international community exploits the situation to pressure and extort the Palestinians. (more…)

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Liberman Dubs Paris Peace Conference ‘Modern Day Dreyfus Trial’

editor 11 January 2017

By Gil Hoffman and Rina Bassist.. Speaking at an Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting, Liberman cautioned against the purpose and timing of the conference, comparing it to the historical antisemitic trial. The Middle East peace conference planned by the French for January 15 will be similar to the antisemitic trial of French Jewish artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus in 1894, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told his Yisrael Beytenu faction Monday (January 9, 2017). [Photo top right:Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)] (more…)

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