Netanyahu 'Considering' More Retreats in Judea and Samaria

BY GIL RONEN, ARUTZ SHEVA— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering plans to hand over more territory to the Palestinian Authority, according to the ultra-leftist Haaretz. The newspaper says that as part of the concessions Netanyahu is considering, “there will be a redeployment of IDF forces and more security control will be given to the…

How Pro-Israel is Obama? Assessing the Post-Veto Fallout

BY JONATHAN S. TOBIN— For the past two years the hottest debate in the pro-Israel community has been over how to assess the Obama administration. Despite the tense relationship with the Israeli government, the fights picked over building in Jerusalem and the pressure for a settlement freeze, there has been a considerable body of opinion that…

Abbas refuses to cave to U.S. pressure to withdraw UN resolution on settlements

BY EMET REPORT— Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to turn down Washington’s request to withdraw a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Israel halt settlement expansion on occupied land. Several officials close to Abbas on Friday predicted this would be the consensus of a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive later in the day…

‘Palestine papers’ bring more embarrassment to Arab leaders

by Sheera Frenkel, Jewish World Review Reaction to a trove of secret documents from Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations was fast and furious Monday, as Palestinians sought to defend or attack their leaders amid allegations that they had offered serious concessions on key issues. In Ramallah, the capital of the Palestinian Authority, a crowd rampaged against the…