Abbas denies the Jewish connection to Jerusalem

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied the Jewish connection to Jerusalem on Tuesday, the same day he spoke by phone with both Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. Abbas issued a statement Tuesday, marking the 43rd anniversary of an attempt by deranged Australian Christian Denis…

Israel, Palestine, and the Peace Pieties

BY BARBARA LERNER, NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE— The peace pieties are the code phrases used to undermine Israel and, ultimately, the West. Faithful NRO readers are increasingly clear-eyed about what President Obama and his supporters call “the Middle East peace process.” They know this process has a diplomatic language of its own, a propaganda language that…