Bill Clinton’s Palestinian State

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN, Commentary Magazine— While campaigning in New Jersey on Friday for his wife, Bill Clinton was interrupted by a pro-Palestinian heckler. “What about Gaza?” the person yelled. What followed was an interesting exchange with the clearly exasperated former president that says more to inform the current attempts by both the Obama administration and…

Trump to Israel Hayom: Israel is the US’s bastion of hope

By Boaz Bismuth, Israel Hayom— Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says that if he is elected, “we are going to protect Israel” • “We are going to make sure Israel is in very good shape forever,” Trump pledges, declaring that he will be visiting Israel “soon.” Q: As we speak, today, Israel remembers the victims…

Op-Ed: Obama redefines Palestinian terrorism; Israel will pay the price

By Stephen M. Flatow, Israel National News— When does Palestinian terrorism against Israelis not count as terrorism? When the Obama administration redefines it for political purposes. The State Department’s annual report on human rights around the world was released this past week, and it included an unprecedented denunciation of Israel. The Israeli security forces are guilty…

Israel and “Palestine”: What International Law Requires

By Louis René Beres, GateStone Institute— Under relevant international law, a true state must always possess the following specific qualifications: (1) a permanent population; (2) a defined territory; (3) a government; and (4) the capacity to enter into relations with other states. While this contingent condition of prior demilitarization of a Palestinian state may at first…