Pope Francis and the ‘Angel of Peace’ Scandal

By: TSVI SADAN, Israel Today— A scandal recently erupted after media reports such as that by BBC’s David Willey quoted Pope Francis as telling Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting on May 16: “You are an angel of peace.” The Vatican was subsequently forced to issue a clarification that ultimately did little to alleviate…

Palestinians Attacked for Marching With Israelis

By: ISRAEL TODAY STAFF, Israel Today— Palestinian participants in a co-existence march with Israelis were attacked by fellow Palestinians on Thursday. The victims were taking part in the annual “Jerusalem Hug” march, the purpose of which is, according to the group’s website, “…to promote a peaceful experience, a life of freedom and joy to all…

PMW: PA Adopts ‘One State Solution’ as Official Policy

By: Shimon Cohen, Israel National News— For PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a “greater Palestine” – that would stretch from “the river to the sea” – is now an official policy. While Israeli politicians continue to debate the merits of the “two-state solution,” their Palestinian interlocutors have long moved beyond that model for…

Fatah leaves no room for a two-state solution: “From its Sea to its River… it is ours”

By: Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palwatch— On the occasion of Nakba day – the day Palestinians commemorate “the catastrophe” of the establishment of the State of Israel – Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement reiterated its message that there is no room for Israel in the region. The movement posted the following text on its…

Rubio: Palestinian statehood not currently possible

By: JTA, Times of Israel— US Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, said he would not pursue a two-state solution for the Israel-Palestinian conflict right now. “I don’t think the conditions exist for that today,” Rubio said Wednesday during a question-and-answer session hosted by PBS’s Charlie Rose at…