Palestinians: After Inciting Violence, Abbas Comes to New York To Fight a Peace Plan

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is on his way to the United Nations Security Council to speak against US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace — “Peace to Prosperity” — after having incited his people, yet again, against Israel and the US. Abbas’s non-stop incitement has resulted so…

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Trump Plan to end Jewish-Arab conflict sees PLO implode

By David Singer, IsraelNationalNews— PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas’s dismissive response to President Trump’s peace plan spells the end of the road for the PLO as Israel’s Arab partner to negotiate an end to the 100 years unresolved conflict between Jews and Arabs. The PLO will maintain its long-standing rejectionist policy of not recognising Israel as…

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Scientists in Israel grow date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds

By The Guardian— A handful of date seeds from fruit that ripened around the time of Jesus have been successfully planted and grown in southern Israel, researchers have revealed. The seeds, dubbed Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith and Hannah, were among many others discovered at archaeological sites in the Judean desert. It is not the…

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The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in ‘Palestine’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Arab citizens of Israel, who number nearly two million, are up in arms about US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace, which proposes including some of their communities in a future Palestinian state. Since the unveiling of the plan, thousands of Arabs have been demonstrating to express…

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Learning from David Ben-Gurion’s Pragmatism

By Ron Jager— Irrespective of the ambiguities and the “open to negotiation” provisions of President Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” Israel clearly stands at an historic juncture very similar to the Ben Gurion period. At the time, Israel’s political leadership had to either accept or reject the United Nations partition plan and decide what to…

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Time for the architects of Middle East failures to be quiet

By Jonathan S. Tobin, Israel Hayom— Disdain for President Donald Trump and the people who work in his administration runs deep in the media, as well as the foreign-policy establishment. At the core of this attitude is the current administration’s rejection of the conventional wisdom about diplomacy and the Middle East that governed American policy…

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Uganda expected to move its embassy to Jerusalem – report

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, JPost— Uganda is reportedly planning to announce that it is moving its embassy to Jerusalem next week, sources close to the Ugandan president and the Ugandan Christian community told The Jerusalem Post. A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry could not confirm the report. The Hebrew website Ynet reported on Wednesday that Prime…

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“The Deal of the Century” – a Middle East perspective

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— US policy: *The Deal of the Century (DoC) demonstrates the US independence of diplomatic action rather than subordinating its interests to the whims of the UN, Europe and the 3rd World. *The DoC proves that the US is not trapped in the fallacy of moral equivalence and…

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Trump’s Vision for the Middle East

By Shoshana Bryen, The Daily Wire— President Donald Trump’s Middle East “Deal of the Century” peace plan — The Vision — is 180 pages long and meticulously detailed. Read it if you like. But the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu covered the high points Tuesday before an enthusiastic, pro-Israel audience at the White…

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