It's Really Not About Palestinian Statehood

BY HARRIS DEVOR AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY, JEWISH EXPONENT— As almost everyone knows by now, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is planning to march into the United Nations this month and demand statehood for the Palestinians by way of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Such a state would be in lands east of the 1949 armistice…

International jihad is against the Bible and those who regard it as sacred

BY DIANA WEST— Beyond the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks looms another signal date in the annals of global jihad. That date is Sept. 20, when the Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas is expected to petition the United Nations for statehood. What would a U.N.-ordained Palestinian state have to do with global jihad? Practically everything,…

Israeli Amb.: Palestinian statehood vote could end all PA agreements with Israel and the U.S.

  By JOSH ROGIN —  Foreign Policy — If the Palestinians go forward with their drive to seek recognition as a state at the U.N. General Assembly next month, all agreements governing Israeli-Palestinian and U.S.-Palestinian cooperation could become null and void, according to Israel’s ambassador to the United States. “We have a lot of agreements with…

US Foreign Aid to the PA: Counterproductive

BY AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, NEW MEDIA JOURNAL— The US Administration is trying to reassure Congress that foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a key to peaceful coexistence with Israel. However, a current study of Abu Mazen’s and Salam Fayyad’s school text books – conducted by veterans of Israel’s Intelligence community – reaffirms that…

Return to the 1947 Partition Line

BY FRANK MEIR LOEWENBERG, WINNIPEG JEWISH REVIEW— A demand to implement the UN Partition Plan of 1947 is one of the options the Palestinians are studying in the wake of Washington’s decision to veto their request for statehood in September, according to Nabil Shaath, ex-Palestinian Foreign Minister and now Fatah commissioner for international relations.  He…