The case against Alan Dershowitz

BY SALOMON BENZIMRA, ISRAPUNDIT — There is little doubt that Prof. Dershowitz’s latest peace proposal of July 5, 2012, is in reaction to former Israel Justice Edmond Levy’s “Outposts Committee Report” released on July 4.  Whereas the latter finally restored the truth on the legality of the “settlements”; rejected the “belligerent occupation” approach to Judea…

Is the Palestinian Authority losing control in the West Bank?

BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— The security crackdown in the West Bank has nothing to do with combating terrorism. The arrests and confiscations of weapons are part of an effort by the Palestinian Authority to fight crime and dissension within its own ranks. In recent weeks, the Palestinian Authority security forces have been launching a…

The reign of the fantasists

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak has done it again. Speaking Wednesday at the Institute for National Security Studies, Barak warned that if Israel can’t cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, it should consider surrendering Judea and Samaria in exchange for nothing. Even the diehard leftists in the media had a…

Apartheid comes home – the New South Africa

BY RON JAGER— Since 1991 when South Africa hosted the infamous “Zionism is Racism” United Nations World Conference against Racism in Durban in 2001 followed later on by the flawed and erroneous Goldstone Report, headed by the South African jurist, Richard Goldstone after the 2006 Gaza War between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group.  South…

West Bank Jewish communities in existence for two decades now legal

BY EDMUND SANDERS, LA TIMES— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his Cabinet has decided to retroactively legalize three West Bank outposts that previous governments had conceded were built without permission, marking the first step toward what critics fear will become Israel’s first official new settlements since 1990. Government officials said it was…