Netanyahu: PA Creating ‘Artificial Crisis’

By GIL RONEN, ARUTZ 7— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has rejected the Palestinian Authority (PA) contention, that recent decisions on construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria contravene agreements reached at the outset of negotiations between Israel and the PA, three months ago. He said that the Palestinians knew full well when the talks began that…

Placating Palestinians is formula for more bloodshed

By EARL COX, JPOST— A popular definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over expecting different results.  Others call this perseverance.  Either way, those who try to solve the same problem using the same method that always ends in failure are left frustrated and unsatisfied; the problem remains unsolved. The…

US aid to Palestinian forces may assist Hamas

By DAVID BEDEIN— On February 5, the reconstituted US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa held a subcommittee hearing on the subject of “Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects.” Two senior expert witnesses from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy testified and expressed optimism that US-trained Palestinian Security Forces, affiliated with…