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Israel – Island of Success

Israel's economy had a robust 2017 and next year looks even brighter!

The “Ottoman Balfour Declaration”

The Declaration's non-implementation notwithstanding, Talaat's original statement was extraordinary in two key respects concerning the Jews of then Palestine: the religious and the national.
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BBC Two’s ‘Alternativity’ – Heavy-Handed Anti-Israel Agitprop

‘Alternativity’ is an appalling piece of anti-Israel propaganda, all the more so because it was packaged as a Nativity Play at Christmas performed by children. (Part 1)
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BBC Two’s ‘Alternativity’ – Heavy-Handed Anti-Israel Agitprop – (Part 2)

‘Alternativity’ is an appalling piece of anti-Israel propaganda, all the more so because it was packaged as a Nativity Play at Christmas performed by children. (Part 2)

Top 10 Most Insane U.N. Anti-Israel Actions of 2017

The U.N.’s Beirut-based agency of 18 Arab states published a report accusing Israel of “Apartheid.” In response, UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer took the floor...

US-Based Israel Bashers’ Fury and Disapproval Over Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition

"#Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel no matter how many times Trump says it," wrote political activist Linda Sarsour, who has argued Zionists can't be feminists and that "nothing is creepier than Zionism. "He doesn't speak for me."

Palestinian Reactions to US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

The reaction of the Palestinians to Pres. Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not to be read on an empty stomach.

Why Trump Is Right in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

If there is any change to the status quo, let the blame lie at the hands of President Obama for his cowardly decision to wait until he was a lame-duck president to get even with PM Netanyahu. Pres. Trump deserves praise for restoring balance in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel’s Mythical “Isolation”

Only one Western head of government was among the ten African presidents present, when Kenya inaugurated its new president. That leader was none other than Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu
Rejuvenation: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Partition

Critical Lessons of the 1947 Partition Plan

Policy-makers and public opinion-molders, who sacrifice the lessons of the past on the altar of oversimplification and wishful-thinking, are doomed to repeat past mistakes and suffer their dire consequences.

Keeping Our Cool with Saudi Arabia

Considering Saudi Arabia’s concern over Iran’s ascendancy, Israel is presented with a unique opportunity to dictate terms of engagement to the kingdom. Israel should be reticent in its overtures.

70 Years after UN Resolution 181 (‘The Partition Plan’): An Assessment

According to the UN Charter, General Assembly resolutions are simply recommendations and are not legally binding. Only resolutions adopted by the Security Council may be obligatory. Thus, Resolution 181 cannot in any manner be considered to be a basis for a Palestinian claim to statehood.

AMP Convention Sees Opportunities in U.S. Elections

There is a belief that a better organized Palestinian movement can dramatically change American policy in next year's elections. Polling indicates younger liberals are increasingly more supportive of the Palestinian cause than of Israel,

Mennonites and BDS: A Lawsuit Amid a Legacy

The Mennonite Church USA has abandoned its spiritual underpinnings and jumped from its religious exemption into the realm of political and racial bias.

The Important Symbolism, but Probable Futility, of the Taylor Force Act

The Taylor Force Act is an important first step in divesting from nearly a half-century of failed PLO leadership.

Palestinian State: Enhancing or Eroding US National Security?

The Palestinian track record of duplicity and working against Western interests should compel the West to reevaluate its support of the Palestinians.

Daniel Pipes on Trump, Iran, and a Fast-Changing Middle East

40 years after the Islamic Revolution, only a small minority of Iranians enthusiastically support it. This confronts the leadership with a problem: it wants to act aggressively but it understands its own fragility.

The Saudis and Israel

Cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia will likely continue, and deepen, and signs of it will emerge from time to time but don't expect a great leap forward such as the groundbreaking Sadat visit to Jerusalem.

War In Israel’s North Draws Near As Syrian Regime Advances

With the Syria-Iran-Russia axis on the move against both Saudi Arabia and Israel, the IDF has little time for a final decision on whether or not time has come to directly face Syria itself. The time to decide NOW!

Cry Havoc: Iran Builds Land Bridge to Syria

The pretext for Iran, as always (since 2014), is “defeating ISIS.” Iran has exploited this strategic pretext in order to gobble up the territory that will form her land bridge.

Wake up America, Islamic Terrorism Targets YOU!

To defeat Islamic terrorism, Western societies – led by the US - must rid counter-terrorism of the "lone wolf" mentality; acknowledge the inherently non-compromising nature of Islamic terrorism and confront Islamic rogue regimes militarily,

Hamas Pursues Reconciliation – with Hizballah and Iran

While senior Palestinians officials around the world promote the unity deal to Western audiences as an effort to achieve peace, other Palestinian leaders from across the political spectrum explicitly call for Israel's demise.

The Ebbing of Warfare in Syria Will Spell Catastrophe for Europe

Europe, reeling from successive waves of refugees and migrants, desperately needs the end of the Syrian civil war, which for the first time seems in the offing. But the emerging peace will only increase the emigration.

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