Abbas insists Israel must not behave like a democracy

By Israel Today Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas indicated in his meeting with US envoy George Mitchell that he has a problem with Israel behaving like a democracy when it comes to the land-for-peace process. Details of the meeting provided over the weekend to Ha’aretz revealed that Abbas pressed Mitchell to in turn press Israel to…

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The many fables of Saeb Erekat

by Victor Sharpe I once wrote an earlier article, which was titled: Lies, damned lies, and Palestinian propaganda in descending order. That title paraphrased British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli’s, 19th century aphorism: Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Few have mastered the art of dissimilitude more than long time Palestinian Arab spokesman, Saeb Erakat, who continues…

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The US-Israel crisis is far from over

By Isi Leibler, Jerusalem Post US proclamations of support for Israel are welcome, but sadly there’s no proof of any change in policy toward the Jewish state. We are currently being subjected to a chorus of proclamations by government spokesmen, American Jewish leaders and Obama administration representatives reassuring us that Israeli-US relations are back on…

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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…

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