From a military standpoint, Israel can say it marked a positive outcome. The turnout was far smaller than Hamas wanted—the terrorist group was aiming for 100,000 people—and the protesters were unable to rush or sabotage the border fence.
Even though the Palestinian “March of Return” was far from peaceful, Israel’s critics still absolve Hamas.
The Gallup Poll 2018 survey reveals record scores in favor of Israel, but also a few weaknesses.
Since Jeremy Corbyn took over the leadership in 2015, allegations of anti-Semitism in the party have skyrocketed and, on more than one occasion, Corbyn was the one at the center of the storm.
The source of the report claiming that Israeli F-35 strike-fighters flew into Iranian airspace during the past month was a sensationalist Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. So the claim seems most suspect.
J Street appears happy to ignore the anti-Israel actions of Abbas and other members of the government while simultaneously blaming Israel for failed peace talks.
The Negev was not allocated for free to whoever was willing to build and farm them (as was the practice in the US and Australia). They were settled quite successfully, however – by the Bedouins, who do not understand how socialism works and simply took the land!
The total payment by the PA for 2018 is set at $355 million, which is 7.47% of its operation budget of $4.76 billion and some 44% of the funding the PA hopes to receive in foreign aid this year.
The Israeli government controls up to 70 percent of the Palestinian Authority. Yet it chooses to continue allowing trade, and even making payments to the PA, despite the direct financial incentives the PA gives to terrorists who murder Jews. Simultaneously, Israel's Global Conference on Anti-Semitism almost entirely ignored the issue.
Beginning this Friday evening, we celebrate a revolution that changed the world 3330 years ago. Mankind awoke to a new reality as headlines around the world reported how a small and downtrodden people had thrown off the shackles of slavery and embarked on a mission of higher purpose.
The choice is ours. We can live in “prison” – a galus of our own making – or we can choose to be free. In a few days, we will be celebrating Pesach and Yetziat Mitzrayim. The letters of Mitzrayim (Egypt) and meitzarim (constraints) are the same. Pesach is an opportunity to break free from bondage and constraints.
If I knew some white guy who took his family over decades to an American church where the preacher railed weekly against African Americans using the “n” word, it would be reasonable to conclude he was a racist. It is not unreasonable for someone to draw the same conclusion regarding Obama and Corbyn considering the churches they attended and the Facebook groups they belonged to.