The ‘Merchants of the Palestinian Issue’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Palestinian leaders are continuing to show contempt for other Arabs, including those who for many years provided them with financial and political aid. Some Palestinian leaders are even indirectly inciting their people to carry out terrorist attacks against Gulf countries that engage in normalization with Israel. On September 3,…

Palestinians part of intl. system despite rejecting every peace plan

By Jonathan Schachter and Jonathan Schanzer, Jerusalem Post— Last week’s announcement about the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE appears to have put annexation plans on ice. But the debate was revealing. The hand-wringing in America about annexation struck a stark contrast to Israelis and Palestinians, who have been more concerned about the…

EU Still Trying to Fund Palestinian Terror-linked NGOs

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— For many years, Palestinians have received unconditional funding from Western donors. Here is how it worked: Palestinian organizations would submit an application for funding, and the donors would automatically sign the check or approve the wire transfer of millions of dollars or euros to the Palestinians’ bank accounts. In…

Netanyahu, Gantz, Ashkenazi meet US envoy, amid differences on annexation

By Times of Israel Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down Sunday with US Ambassador David Friedman, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin to discuss plans to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank in accordance with the Trump administration’s peace plan. Friedman has met with all the…

The Palestinian Issue: a Core Cause of Middle East Turbulence?

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Why is the red carpet, which welcomes Palestinian leaders to Western capitals, exchanged for a shabby rug when they land in most Arab capitals?B2020, the widely-disseminated Arabic hashtag, “Palestine is not my cause,” reflects the growing Arab disdain toward Palestinians. It is consistent with the…

IDF Preparing for 3rd Intifada Should PA Drum Up Arab Violence

By David Israel, Israel Hayom— The former head of Israel’s National Security Council, Brigadier General Yaakov Amidror, warned about a third intifada that would erupt in Judea and Samaria in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to impose Israeli sovereignty on parts of the 1967 liberated territories come July 1, and the announcement of…