The Palestinian promo for the next intifada

By DR. REUVEN BERKO, ISRAEL HAYOM— An Al-Jazeera journalist asked Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Minister Issa Karaka if the Palestinians intend to kidnap IDF soldiers to free Palestinian prisoners serving time in Israeli jails. Karaka skillfully bypassed the tendentious question. Actually, Israeli defense sources have reported on some 18 attempts to kidnap soldiers as of late.…

Legal implication of the UN Resolution on Palestine

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ — JPOST — The actions of the General Assembly have removed the incentive necessary for Palestinians to negotiate with Israel.– The General Assembly vote declaring that Palestine, within the pre-1967 borders, is a “state”, at least for some purposes, would have nasty legal implications, if it were ever to be taken seriously…

Sudan threatens Israel after Khartoum arms factory hit

By ELI LEON, ISRAEL HAYOM— A mysterious explosion at a state-owned military factory complex rocked the southern reaches of the Sudanese capital Khartoum early Wednesday, prompting the Sudanese government once again to blame Israel for violating its sovereignty and attacking its facilities. Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters on Wednesday that four aircraft…

Libya, Jordan and Obama's guiding lights

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST The operational, intelligence and political fiascos that led to and followed the September 11 jihadist assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, all derive from the same problem. That problem is the failure of US President Barack Obama’s conceptual framework for understanding the Middle East. The Islamic revolutionary wave sweeping…