Peace through victory

BY STEPHEN PLAUT, FRONTPAGEMAG— By now, Israel, at the urging and bullying of the world, has tried pretty much every conceivable idea and option for achieving tranquility and reconciliation with the Hamas, except for one.  Israel removed its army and civilian population from the Gaza Strip.  In what amounted to the first ethnic self-cleansing in…

PA rebuffs US, Israeli opposition to unity deal

BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST– The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation effort is an entirely Palestinian affair and no one has the right to intervene in it, a Palestinian Authority official in Ramallah said on Saturday. The official, who was responding to reports about Israeli and American opposition to efforts to achieve reconciliation between the two rival parties,…

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…