The Palestinian Authority and our tax dollars

by Caroline Glick, JPost Two weeks ago, a Palestinian from Bethlehem was arrested by the US-financed and trained Palestinian Authority security forces. He was charged with “carrying out commercial transactions with residents of a hostile state.” No, he was not buying uranium from Iran. His purported crime was purchasing wood products from an Israeli community…

What the US is proposing

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told ministerial colleagues on Sunday that the terms of a planned US-Israel accord, aimed at creating the climate for resumed direct talks with the Palestinians, have not been finalized. The clauses below represent most of the likely components. Netanyahu is set to seek approval for such an…

Israel On the Reservation

by Jerrold L. Sobel For those old enough to remember, in 1971 Paul Revere and the Raiders hit the music charts with a number 1 song, “Cherokee Nation,” (the Lament of the Cherokee People.) It’s a poignant song dealing with the disbursement of the Cherokee people from their native lands originally in the Southeastern United…

Obama's obsession with Israel

by Israel Today US President Barack Obama’s political setback in the recent midterm congressional elections, which saw Republicans seize a commanding majority in the House of Representatives, will likely increase his need to drive through an ill-advised Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Speaking to Arutz 7 radio, Professor Eitan Gilboa of Bar Ilan University said he believes…

Clinton warns Palestinians and Israelis against 'unilateral' actions

By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the United States was working “every day, indeed every hour” to revive stalled Middle East peace negotiations, and warned both sides against making unilateral moves that could compromise the outcome of these talks. “We do not support unilateral steps by either party that…

US suggests building tenders timed to embarass Netanyahu

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, Arutz Sheva Announcements from the municipality of Jerusalem on new housing units while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden may be aimed at “embarrassing” the Prime Minister, U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley suggested Monday. For the second time this year, Jerusalem officials announcement a new…

Bush's memoir says Abbas was ready to make deal

by Hilary Leila Krieger, Jerusalem Post Former US president George W. Bush indicates that both Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas were willing to publicly back Olmert’s proposed peace agreement before Olmert’s ouster as prime minister ruined the deal, according to a memoir to be released on Tuesday. Bush also excoriates the US intelligence agencies that…