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…

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…

Bill Clinton blames Netanyahu for failure of peace process

BY YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Former US President Bill Clinton is blaming the failure of the peace process with the Palestinians on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yearning for leaders of the past, Clinton said, “The two great tragedies in modern Middle Eastern politics, which make you wonder if God wants Middle East peace or not, were…

Palestinians Bring Their Intifada to the United Nations

BY JOSEPH KLEIN, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threw down the gauntlet in his September 16 address to the Palestinian people, televised from his Ramallah headquarters. He said he will take the Palestinians’ request for full United Nations member state recognition to the U.N. Security Council on the basis of the 1967 territorial lines,…

Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting

Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting today: “This week I will leave for the US. On Wednesday I will meet with US President Barack Obama and other world leaders and afterwards I will address the UN General Assembly. The UN is not a place where Israel…

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…