Palestinians returning from UN with ‘our tail between our legs’

By  Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will hold several diplomatic meetings before returning to Ramallah from New York, members of his delegation to the United Nations said on Wednesday. A senior Palestinian official said Abbas wants to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi, and discuss…

Palestinians: After Inciting Violence, Abbas Comes to New York To Fight a Peace Plan

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is on his way to the United Nations Security Council to speak against US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace — “Peace to Prosperity” — after having incited his people, yet again, against Israel and the US. Abbas’s non-stop incitement has resulted so…

The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in ‘Palestine’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Arab citizens of Israel, who number nearly two million, are up in arms about US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace, which proposes including some of their communities in a future Palestinian state. Since the unveiling of the plan, thousands of Arabs have been demonstrating to express…

Palestinian ‘Moderates’ Celebrate Terror

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinian ruling Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its first terrorist attack against Israel by reminding everyone that it remains committed to the “armed struggle as the only way to liberate Palestine.” Thousands of Fatah supporters took to the streets…

Are Palestinians Not Entitled to Human Rights?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— While Palestinian officials repeatedly condemn Israel for violating Palestinians’ freedom of expression, it is actually the Palestinian Authority (PA) that continues to harass, intimidate and detain Palestinians for expressing their opinions on social media or being affiliated with rival political groups. Business as usual. The latest victims of the PA’s…

Israel Blocks Terrorists, Palestinians Block Critics

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— For the past few months, Palestinians have been accusing Facebook of “waging war on Palestinian content” by suspending dozens of accounts belonging to Palestinian activists and groups suspected of anti-Israel incitement and promotion of terrorism. The Palestinians even went as far as accusing the social media giant of being in…