Netanyahu Offers to Freeze Government Construction in West Bank

BY THE ISRAEL PROJECT— The Quartet on the Middle East will hold separate talks with Israelis and Palestinians this week as part of another push for peace. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said Israel is willing to enter into negotiations “anytime, anywhere,” while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has set preconditions on entering…

The Self-Defeating Statehood Gambit

BY ASAF ROMIROWSKY, JOINTMEDIA NEWS— Following the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas has attempted to convince the world and the international community that their quest for statehood is just. Moreover, he would like us to believe that this “state” is responsible and accountable and deserves to be part of the…

Congress Needs to Investigate Corrupt Palestine Investment Fund

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, THE HILL— In a twist that almost certainly violates U.S. law, American taxpayers are unwittingly contributing to a Palestinian sovereign wealth fund controlled in part by the terrorist group Hamas. The entity in question — crying for a congressional inquiry — is the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), which the Palestinian Authority created…

Will the U.N. actually reward mass murder?

BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ, JPOST— The Palestinians are in the process of seeking sovereignty from the United Nations, but in doing so, they are asking for more than what was offered them in any prior negotiation with Israel—including during the talks involving then-president Bill Clinton and then-prime minister Ehud Barak in 2000 and 2001. Rather than…

PM's Spokesman: PA UN Bid – Violation of Agreements

BY ELAD BENARI & YONI KEMPINSKI, ARUTZ 7— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s international spokesperson, Mark Regev, gave a briefing to reporters in Jerusalem on Tuesday ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to New York for the UN General Assembly. Regev pointed out that by going to the United Nations to ask for recognition of a…

Origins of the Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, inFOCUS QUARTERLY– As of early September 2011, the Palestinian Authority (PA), under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, was set to bypass negotiations with Israel and attempt to declare statehood at the United Nations. Many analysts have offered their speculation as to how the Palestinians might use their UN resolution to go after…