The Other Mideast conflict

by Jonathan Schanzer, National Post Earlier this year, the government of Canada announced it would discontinue its long-standing financial contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and redirect those funds to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It made the move in recognition of a difficult reality: UNRWA has perpetuated the Palestinian refugee problem,…

Obama to link Palestinian state with confronting Iran?

By Aaron Klein, Worldnetdaily.com JERUSALEM – In an unprecedented move, the U.S. has been conducting negotiations with Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, according to a senior PA negotiator and sources in the Israeli government. The U.S. has been calling for the resumption of indirect talks, with Obama administration officials publicly proposing to serve…

It's Inter-Arab Violence, Stupid!

(Reassessment of Middle East Policy) By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger     Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #233 “Second Thought,” Jerusalem 1. An assessment of the politically-correct Western policy-making, media commentaries and conventional wisdom raises the following questions: *Is the Palestinian issue the crux of Middle East turbulence? *Is the Arab-Israeli conflict the core cause of anti-Western…

Foreign Ministry: EU resolution ignores main obstacle to peace

by Jpost.com staff and AP, Jerusalem Post A resolution passed by European Union foreign ministers Tuesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state “ignores the primary obstacle to achieving a resolution between Israel and the Palestinians,” according to a Foreign Ministry statement released after the vote. The statement said…

Egyptian doctors accuse Israeli doctors of stealing Palestinian body parts

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch The Palestinian Authority libel that Israel deliberately harvests organs from dead Palestinians has caught on in the Arab world. Last month Egyptian authorities temporarily denied Israeli doctors entry into Egypt to participate in a medical conference. The head of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate explained that…