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‘Israeli Peace Initiative’ Not Israeli, Wouldn’t Bring Peace

There’s a new peace initiative in town. It is similar to the Clinton-Barak proposals of 2000, with the Golan Heights thrown in. It is framed as an Israeli response to the Arab (or Saudi) Peace Initiative. My feeling is that although it was officially created by a group of Israelis, including former security officials and […]

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CAMERA: Churches for Middle East Peace Invoked Goldstone Then – Says Nothing Now

CAMERA: Churches for Middle East Peace Invoked Goldstone Then – Says Nothing Now – ‘…CMEP invoked the Goldstone Report in its calls for investigations by both Hamas and Israel into their actions during Operation Cast Lead. According to Goldstone, Israel has investigated its behavior. But Hamas? Goldstone puts it bluntly: “Hamas has done nothing.” Good […]

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Moty & Udi Meet a Rabbinical Student

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Yesterday I mentioned an article by Rabbi Daniel Gordis that I found positively shocking (although on second thought, not so surprising). Gordis, a Conservative rabbi who made aliyah to Israel from the US in 1998, tells us about some American rabbinical students:

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What to Expect This Summer

News item: JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is considering annexing major West Bank settlement blocs if the Palestinians unilaterally seek world recognition of a state, an Israeli official said Tuesday — moves that would deal a grave blow to prospects for negotiating a peace deal between the two sides. Israel has refrained from taking such a […]

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Moty & Udi: Contingencies

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One of the things they stay up nights to do in the kiriya, the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, is contingency planning. What if Hizballah and Hamas launch their missiles in a coordinated attack? What if the new Egyptian government allows Hamas to get even more sophisticated weapons (this one appears to be moot already)? […]

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Moshe Dann: Why Anti-Israel Incitement and Terrorism from the PA, PLO, and Fatah Continues – ‘They are fully committed to violence, and with international money flowing in, they have no incentive to change…’

Moshe Dann: Why Anti-Israel Incitement and Terrorism from the PA, PLO, and Fatah Continues – ‘They are fully committed to violence, and with international money flowing in, they have no incentive to change…’

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Why the West is Crazy

An Israeli border police officer is burned by a firebomb thrown by a 'Palestinian' demonstrator in Jerusalem, March 18. The officer survived.

There is a tiny country surrounded by enemies. The official position of all Western governments is that this country is a nation no less legitimate than their own, having been established in accordance with international law. The country is a member of the UN in good standing. The country has contributed enormously to science and […]

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Why the Escalation of Terrorism?

Earlier today a Grad missile — a relatively large, accurate weapon — hit the center of the city of Be’er Sheva, injuring one person. Residents were told to go to bomb shelters in anticipation of more attacks. Yesterday, another one struck Ashdod. Saturday, a total of 49 mortar shells hit southern Israel. And just moments […]

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“Thousands of Palestinians rally for reconciliation.” But reconciliation with whom?

The headline on the Associated Press story caught my eye immediately: Thousands of Palestinians rally for reconciliation I always look for stories that contradict my assumptions so that I can examine or change them if necessary. According to the headline, this might be an important new–and positive–development. So, did thousands of Palestinians come together to […]

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Abdulateef Al-Mulhim in Arab News: What if Arabs had recognized the State of Israel in 1948?

Abdulateef Al-Mulhim in Arab News: What if Arabs had recognized the State of Israel in 1948? – ‘…If Israel was recognized in 1948, then the Palestinians would have been able to free themselves from the hollow promises of some Arab dictators who kept telling them that the refugees would be back in their homes and […]

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Western Negotiators Give Up on Israel-Palestinian Peace Process (At least for a few weeks)

This is one of those buried news items that has much wider importance. After their umpteenth (a non-word used in English to indicate a very large number) attempt to bring progress in Israel-Palestinian peace, the Quartet (U.S., EU, Russia, UN) actually admitted (gasp!) that nothing is going to work at present. Yes! They are actually […]

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Rich Lowry: The Death of an Illusion

Rich Lowry: The Death of an Illusion – It’s tempting to think the Middle East’s problems are all Israel’s fault. – ‘…Behind these assumptions has long stood a deeply simplistic understanding of the Arabs. Professional naïf Jimmy Carter insists, “There is no doubt: The heart and mind of every Muslim is affected by whether or […]

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Did All Palestinians Celebrate the Itamar Massacre?

No. This is a must-read post from Yaakov Lozowick, relating something the agenda media and activists all around tend to have ignored: Palestinians Condemning Murder. Read this translation of a portion of a report from Shlomi Eldar: I’ve been reporting in the Palestinian territories for many years, and the responses I recorded today in Shchem […]

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Political Correctness Meets Neo-Colonialism

It would be timely for Barack Obama, Thomas Friedman, and their chorus mates to leave the Middle East to those who know more about it. Friedman’s own newspaper, The New York Times, calls Saudi Arabia America’s most important Arab ally, and indicates that leaders of that country “have made no secret of their deep displeasure […]

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Noah Pollak: The Palestinian Authority, Still Celebrating Terrorism

Noah Pollak: The Palestinian Authority, Still Celebrating Terrorism – ‘Palestinian officials such as Mahmoud Abbas have put on a convincing show of disgust over the murder of the Fogel family in Itamar. Today Abbas said that the attack was a “despicable act” that was “inhuman and immoral.” But are these genuinely felt statements and accurate […]

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Power Line: Hamas Speaks

Power Line: Hamas Speaks – ‘On its website, Hamas has addressed the murder of the Fogel family on the West Bank. Actually, as Al Mutarjim notes at Big Peace, Hamas talks about the murders twice, once on the English portion of its website and again in Arabic. In English, Hamas denies responsibility for the murders […]

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Why Palestinian Terror Attacks Ensure There Will Be No Peace

While the Itamar massacre of the Fogel family–an Israeli couple and three of their young children–is only one in a long chain of such terrorist attacks and murders, it points to a major issues that U.S. policy has never addressed and which poses as much–and arguably more–threat to the possibility of peace than do settlements. […]

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Thinning out the Settler Herd

Today, somewhere in the West Bank, perhaps the city of Nablus, members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a Palestinian terrorist organization closely linked with the ruling Fatah party, are watching a television set in disbelief. Just hours earlier, members of the group, building on months of pre-operational surveillance, infiltrated the Jewish settlement of Itamar […]

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Moty & Udi: Where’s the Logic?

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Palestinian media attributes the horrific murders in Itamar to a group associated with the Fatah al-Aqsa brigades.

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Who We Are Dealing With

With all the discussion of Israeli concessions and Palestinian states — Carolyn Glick has a good article here — we shouldn’t forget the basis of the conflict, or who we are dealing with: [Security] sources said Hamas activists believe they cannot keep Israeli hostages out of the Shin Bet and Palestinian Authority’s reach for long. […]

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