How journalists allowed the Palestinian Authority to fool them

BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE INSTITUTE— In most cases it is the Palestinian Authority’s security forces that are responsible for the chaos and corruption. A Western journalist who wanted to do an investigative report into the case was warned that she would be putting her life at risk. Gangsters and armed clans were among the…

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The Obama Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

BY SARAH STERN, EMET— Last week, the Obama administration freed up $192 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority that had been put on hold by the United States Congress’ Committee of Foreign Operations Appropriations, saying that this money had to be given to the P.A. “because of national security interests.” The hold had…

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Quick thoughts on the unity government

BY CAROLINE GLICK— Here’s a quick first take on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s unity deal with Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz. I don’t think that this move was either motivated by or will impact Netanyahu’s decisions regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program. If the elections had been carried out in September, as we thought, Netanyahu would certainly…

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Drama in Israel as elections cancelled, unity gov't formed

By RYAN JONES: ISRAEL TODAY— In a dramatic turn of events, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced early Tuesday morning that early general elections tentatively scheduled for September 4 were cancelled, and that he had forged a unity government with the opposition Kadima Party. The move took the entire country and all but the few…

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Oren: 'American Jews boycotting Israeli settlements is terribly wrong'

BY ISRAEL HAYOM STAFF — “Sometimes it seems that we, Israelis and American Jews, not only inhabit different countries but different universes, different realities,” Israel Ambassador to U.S. Michael Oren says • “At stake is nothing less than the unity of a Jewish people.” The divide separating American and Israeli Jews is growing, Israeli Ambassador…

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Why Israel is heading for elections

BY RON JAGER— Nuclear threats are growing as the Obama administration tacitly approves unsupervised nuclear enrichment, while missiles are being launched daily from the Gaza Strip on cities in Southern Israel. From the east, Israel faces an existential threat from Iran. From the north, Israel faces a strategic threat from Syria and from Iran’s proxy,…

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