Poll: Palestinians Prefer Federation With Jordan

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today-— Is an independent Palestinian state really all that important to the local Arab population? Well, not exactly, at least not according to a recent Palestinian opinion poll. The touted two-state solution seems to be more in line with the interests of Western powers than it is for Israelis and Palestinian…

Palestinians: Fatah Prepares for War with Israel

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone— Some 300 members of the Palestinian Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, have begun receiving “military training” in the Gaza Strip in preparation for war with Israel. The armed wing of Fatah, Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – The Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division, announced that its members have…

Sen. Lindsey Graham targets aid to Palestinians

By Mary Orndorff Troyan, Greenville Online— A Kiawah Island couple’s letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham about their son’s death in Israel has prompted the South Carolina senator to threaten U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. Graham, along with Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., say the U.S. should stop all economic assistance to…

Mahmoud Abbas to attend Peres funeral

BY Avi Issacharoff and Raoul Wootlif, Times of Israel— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem tomorrow, at the head of a PA delegation, Palestinian and Israeli officials said Thursday. Abbas’s office contacted the head of COGAT, Israel’s civilian authority in the Palestinian territories, Yoav Mordechai, to coordinate the president’s…

Ethnic cleansing–Why Bibi was quite right and dangerously wrong

By Martin Sherman, Late last Friday, the Prime Minister’s office—for no immediately obvious reason—released a video, in which Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the frequently raised demand by the Palestinians, that any future state of theirs must be devoid of Jews, as “Ethnic Cleansing”. The video produced an incandescent response from the Obama administration. Thus, U.S. State…