Palestinians in the Arab World: Why the Silence?

by Khaled Abu Toameh, Hudson Institute When was the last time the United Nations Security Council met to condemn an Arab government for its mistreatment of Palestinians? How come groups and individuals on university campuses in the US and Canada that call themselves “pro-Palestinian” remain silent when Jordan revokes the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians?…

Washington doesn't think Hizballah's all that bad

By israel Today John Brennan, assistant to US President Barack Obama for homeland security and counterterrorism, told a Washington conference on Tuesday that Lebanese terrorist militia Hizballah has evolved significantly over the years, and cannot today be defined as a purely hostile and evil entity. Reuters quoted Brennan as telling conference participants that Hizballah is…

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…