The Other Mideast conflict

by Jonathan Schanzer, National Post Earlier this year, the government of Canada announced it would discontinue its long-standing financial contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and redirect those funds to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It made the move in recognition of a difficult reality: UNRWA has perpetuated the Palestinian refugee problem,…

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Israel: A Sin Against God?

by Mark Tooley, IRD.org Leftist church prelates in the United States continue to rally on behalf of the Kairos Palestinian Document of 2009. The document was crafted by Palestinian Christians bemoaning the Nakba (“catastrophe”) of Israel’s founding and condemning the West for not recognizing Hamas. At the same time, the document calls Israel’s so-called occupation…

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The many fables of Saeb Erekat

by Victor Sharpe I once wrote an earlier article, which was titled: Lies, damned lies, and Palestinian propaganda in descending order. That title paraphrased British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli’s, 19th century aphorism: Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Few have mastered the art of dissimilitude more than long time Palestinian Arab spokesman, Saeb Erakat, who continues…

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The US-Israel crisis is far from over

By Isi Leibler, Jerusalem Post US proclamations of support for Israel are welcome, but sadly there’s no proof of any change in policy toward the Jewish state. We are currently being subjected to a chorus of proclamations by government spokesmen, American Jewish leaders and Obama administration representatives reassuring us that Israeli-US relations are back on…

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Washington doesn't think Hizballah's all that bad

By israel Today John Brennan, assistant to US President Barack Obama for homeland security and counterterrorism, told a Washington conference on Tuesday that Lebanese terrorist militia Hizballah has evolved significantly over the years, and cannot today be defined as a purely hostile and evil entity. Reuters quoted Brennan as telling conference participants that Hizballah is…

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