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Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinian Journalists Union Fights Palestinian Journalists

21 Iyyar 5772 – May 13, 2012
The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate wants Palestinian journalists to serve as soldiers on behalf of the Palestinian cause. Journalists, according to the syndicate, should first and foremost be loyal to their president, prime minister, government, homeland, and cause. As for the truth, it appears at the bottom of the syndicate's list of priorities.

Khaled Abu Toameh: How Journalists Allowed the Palestinian Authority to Fool Them

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
If the Western journalists and donors continue to ignore the reality on the ground, the West Bank could soon fall into the hands of gangsters and armed clans, as has been the case in Jenin -- among the main reasons the Palestinian Authority collapsed in the Gaza Strip in 2007, speeding the rise of Hamas to power.

Khaled Abu Toameh: What the Palestinians Want

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 4, 2012
As far as most Palestinians are concerned, the "friend of my enemy is my enemy." Palestinians hate the US because of its continued support for Israel. The Palestinians want the US to endorse all their demands and force Israel to give them everything. As one of the leaders of a recent anti-US demonstration explained, "The US will remain our enemy for as long as it does not fully support the Palestinians."

Khaled Abu Toameh: How The Palestinian Authority Fights Corruption

10 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
Instead of going after top officials suspected of embezzling public funds and abusing their powers, the Palestinian Authority government has chosen to wage an unprecedented clampdown on those who dare to raise their voices in support of transparency and freedom of speech.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Pro-Palestinian or Anti-Israel?

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
Anti-Israel messages and campaigns serve only the radicals in this region who do not want either peace or coexistence. The time has come for the emergence of a genuine pro-Palestinian camp in the West that would focus less on Israel and more on helping the Palestinians.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinian Authority Radicalizing Palestinians, Dragging Them Toward War

1 Iyyar 5772 – April 23, 2012
In yet another sign of how the Palestinian Authority is radicalizing Palestinians and eventually dragging them toward another confrontation with Israel, the Palestinian Authority issued an order banning Palestinians from making direct contact with Israeli authorities in the West Bank on the same day that two Palestinian officials met in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu,

Khaled Abu Toameh: Why Is Jordan Keeping Out Palestinian Refugees?

25 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
More than 1,000 Palestinians who fled the violence in Syria and were hoping to find temporary shelter in Jordan, have been stranded along the border between Syria and Jordan for the past few weeks. The Jordanian authorities have thus far refused to allow them into the kingdom.

Hold Your Tongue in Palestine

18 Nisan 5772 – April 9, 2012
Abdel Khalik would have been more fortunate had she been arrested by Israel. Then she would have been depicted by the Western media as a hero and the UN Human Rights Council would have held an emergency session to condemn Israel and call for her immediate release.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Urgently Needed – “Fill the Vacuum” for Israeli Arabs So The...

11 Nisan 5772 – April 3, 2012
Israel can play a role in undermining the radicals among its Arab community. The best way to weaken the radicals is by embracing the Arab citizens rather than alienating them. If Israel does not build a kindergarten or school in Nazareth, someone else will. And in this case, the someone else could be secular extremists or Muslim fundamentalists.

Khaled Abu Toameh: The Practical Three-State Solution

4 Nisan 5772 – March 27, 2012
Ahmed Qurei and those who are working to promote the "one-state solution" ignore the facts on the ground: that the Palestinians already have two separate "states" next to Israel - one in the West Bank and the other in Gaza. They also ignore the reality that the two Palestinian entities have been at war with each other since 2007.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Should Jordan Be a Palestinian State?

25 Adar 5772 – March 19, 2012
Turning Jordan into Palestine would mean the loss of a moderate and rational Arab leader at a time when Islamists are rising to power in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas Responsible For Attacks on Israel

19 Adar 5772 – March 13, 2012
In the past, Hamas has proven that when it wants to, it can prevent attacks on Israel. It would be a mistake to allow these governments to have it both ways -- on one hand claiming they are legitimate and sovereign governments, while on the other hand avoiding responsibility for terror attacks.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Mahmoud Abbas’ “Mother of All Letters”

15 Adar 5772 – March 8, 2012
On March 7, the PA President convened yet another urgent meeting of PLO and Fatah leaders in Ramallah to discuss the content of this "mother of all letters" which he intends to send to Israel. The meeting, which came less than 48 hours after Obama's speech, reflected the increased concern of the Palestinians over the world's fading attention to their problems.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Arabs Are Beginning to Miss the Dictators

14 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
The "Arab Spring" is anything but a "great revolution." It is a spring of massacres, destruction and violence, as Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, the head of Lebanon's Maronite Church, put it. "We are with the Arab Spring but we are not with this spring of violence, war, destruction and killing," he told Reuters. "This is turning to winter. We cannot implement reforms by force and arms. How can it be an Arab Spring when people are being killed every day?"

Khaled Abu Toameh: The Hate Business

9 Adar 5772 – March 2, 2012
The presence of Israel physicians in Ramallah drew furious reactions from workers at the Palestine Medical Compound and many Palestinians, including the Western-backed Fatah faction headed by Mahmoud Abbas. The fact that thousands of Palestinian patients receive medical treatment in Israeli hospitals each year did not stop their vociferous oppostion.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas and Fatah Want a New Intifada

5 Adar 5772 – February 28, 2012
The two parties are telling Palestinians that Israel does not want peace or a two-state solution and is only interested in maintaining control over Palestinian lands and "Judaizing" Jerusalem. The stepped-up anti-Israel rhetoric has resulted in a sharp increase in Palestinian violence soldiers, policemen, and civilians in Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Israel Not to Blame in Gaza

29 Shevat 5772 – February 21, 2012
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights announced that Palestinians -- not Israel -- were to blame for the electricity crisis.

Jordan’s King Abdullah Needs to Wake Up – Fast

21 Shevat 5772 – February 13, 2012
Jordan has recently witnessed weekly demonstrations calling for far-reaching reforms and an end to financial corruption. King Abdullah did not take the protests seriously at first, but is now desperate to restore calm and order; going as far as ordering the arrest of some of his most trusted officials.

PA Strategy After the Peace Process

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
The negotiations Abbas is conducting with Hamas are intended to create a joint Palestinian strategy in the aftermath of the failure of the peace process with Israel.

The Rise of Hamas & “Death to Jews!”

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
Until recently, most of the Arab countries had boycotted Hamas. But now many Arab leaders are competing who will embrace Hamas stronger than the other.

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