Triple play! Obama blows off Congress, funds Palestinians, lies about PA stance on Israel

BY ANDREW C. MCCARTHY, NATIONAL REVIEW— Friday night news dump: President Obama has decided to provide $192 million to the Palestinian Authority despite Congress’s freeze on PA funding after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, attempted to declare statehood unilaterally last September, in violation of the PA’s treaty commitments. Obama’s “waiver” of the restrictions on Congress’s Palestinian…

Video: Michael Coren interviews Mudar Zahran

In most countries with a record of human rights violations, vulnerable minorities are the typical victims. This has not been the case in Jordan where a Palestinian majority has been discriminated against by the ruling Hashemite dynasty, propped up by a minority Bedouin population, from the moment it occupied Judea and Samaria during the 1948…

Scratch "Palestine" anywhere and you'll find Israel

BY VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— In Rolf Hochuth’s play, The Representative, there is a line in Act 1, Scene 1, which goes as follows: “Cursed are the peacemakers.” Peace is a reality between states that are friendly towards each other. They, after all, do not need to make peace; it already exists through the…

Synopsis of Change

BY RON JAGER— In an almost desperate bid to counter the emerging historical trend, pro-Palestinian elements recently attempted to change direction and bring the Palestinian Arab issue back to the forefront of the world’s agenda. For the Palestinian leadership, the Arab world has once again abandoned and left the Palestinian Arabs high and dry. The…

PLO, Abbas Honor Helen Thomas

BY SAMARA GREENBERG, inCONTEXT— The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, honored former White House correspondent Helen Thomas in an award ceremony on Sunday. Maen Erekat, the PLO representative in Washington, hosted a dinner at his residence in an event that recognized Thomas for her “stand against the occupation” and “long…

Let's make this clear: Jordan is Palestine

BY MATTHEW HAUSMAN: Arutz 7— Listen, Palestinian Arabs, If you want to march, march on Jordan. The “Jordan-is-Palestine” option for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict is an idea that, despite history and logic, was beaten into silence by Israel’s enemies and detractors.  Critics denounced the concept as preposterous, reactionary and counterproductive. And yet, the idea has…

Arab church that backs Israel shuttered by Palestinian Authority

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday, according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptist’s head pastor, Naim Khoury. “Steven told me that…a…