Police preparing for wide-scale rioting in September

BY YAAKOV LAPIN, JPOST— The Israel Police are in the midst of preparing for the possibility of wide-scale rioting this September, when Palestinians are expected to unilaterally declare statehood, newly appointed police commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said in a speech before the Israel Bar Association in Eilat on Sunday. “The Israel Police is currently preparing for…

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Abbas: 'We will pursue UN state recognition unless talks resume'

BY REUTERS— Palestinians are not seeking to isolate Israel on the international stage, but will pursue their unilateral drive for UN recognition of statehood unless peace talks resume, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday. He was in Doha for a meeting of Arab states on Saturday called to discuss US President Barack Obama’s…

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What Obama did to Israel

BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER—   Every Arab-Israeli negotiation contains a fundamental asymmetry: Israel gives up land, which is tangible; the Arabs make promises, which are ephemeral. The long-standing American solution has been to nonetheless urge Israel to take risks for peace while America balances things by giving assurances of U.S. support for Israel’s security and diplomatic needs.…

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When Netanyahu met Obama

BY YORAM ETTINGER— The May 20, 2011 meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama highlighted the unbridgeable gap between the two. Netanyahu cannot bridge the gap between himself and Obama, as long as the President assumes that the ethnic, religious, tribal and ideologically violent power struggles on the Arab Street constitute “a story of…

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Art of lawfare: The woman who fights terror

BY SMADAR SHIR, YNET—  The art of lawfare: Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has been making her way through various courts worldwide for over a decade now, filing lawsuits against political bodies, businesses and even nations like Iran and Iraq – all in the name of seeking justice for terror victims. Darshan-Leitner, who founded the Israel Law…

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Obama's second speech and flawed thinking

BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ— In his press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Wednesday, President Obama explained his thinking as to why he insisted that the first step in seeking a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians must be an agreement by Israel to accept the 1967 borders with mutually agreed-upon…

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing to Gaza

BY EMET REPORT– Egyptian authorities yesterday announced the official opening of the Rafah crossing point, on the border of the Gaza Strip and Egypt. On the Palestinian side, the Rafah crossing will be operated and guarded by policemen deployed by the Hamas government. Under the Mubarak regime, Egypt vehemently opposed using Hamas guards at Rafah…

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