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Friendly Reminder: Foreign Aid to the PA Funds Terror

Palestinian Arab terrorism is subsidized and rewarded by money from Western sources.

A Moment of Moral Clarity in London (Video)

David Cameron's response to infamous British MP George Galloway in parliament last week.

What Might Civilized People be Thinking When Sociopaths Like Tamimi Bask in Adulation?

We have searched and have not yet found a blog, article, published speech or op-ed in her language, Arabic, which criticizes proud terrorist Ahlam Tamimi or her views. So far, not one. If our readers can point us to exceptions, please do. This is deeply shocking. Tamimi's message resonates throughout the Arab and Islamic world. Her views don't even rise to the level of controversial. She's simply a hero, wall to wall.

The Shalit Deal Continues to Haunt Us

There is abundant and growing cause to deeply regret the extorted decision that led to October 2011's mass release of unrepentant killers and other terrorists from Israeli prisons.

Making Kafka Proud in Dubai Court

A contemporary variant of Kafka's "The Trial" is unfolding in Dubai.

Neither Ahed’s Gaze nor Ideas are the Problem – it’s what Others do with...

The weaponization of Palestinian Arab children by their own society, even by their own families, is so incomprehensible to outsiders that it seems many deny its reality for that reason alone.

Deepening Chaos in Egypt and Sinai

No bomber ever exploded because she or he wants to commit suicide.

Remembering and Forgetting on 9/11

Despite President Obama's assertions at the 9-11 memorial that the fight against terror is only against al Qaeda, it was still good to hear him speaking about the enduring nature of a nation’s memory of its terror victims. Here in Israel, we (the bloggers behind This Ongoing War) waged a campaign for years to require the Jerusalem municipality to remember Jerusalem’s victims of terror.

A 3rd Knife-wielding Arab Boy is Dead in Terror Attack

The attacker at Huwwara Checkpoint was the 3rd Palestinian Arab 16 yr-old child to be killed today

The Meaning of European ‘Resolve’ Against Terror

European politics is populated by a multitude of individuals who are hopelessly ambivalent about Islamists.

Memo to Those Who Still Think Hezbollah Is a Distant Threat

It can be hard to get people to read full-length articles, especially about obscure dimensions of the incomprehensible Middle East and its never ending conflicts...

Incoming Fire on the Northern Border

In the past hour, mortar fire erupted on Israel's northern border, causing explosions in what appear, for now, to be open fields. No injuries, but some property damage that's not yet detailed in the news here. It's reported that the fire is a kind of spillover from the barbarism unfolding over the past year inside Syria: the source is believed to be forces of the Syrian army "engaged" - as the journalists like to put it - with rebel forces near Syria's border with Israel.

The Letter the New York Times Didn’t Print

Here's the response the New York Times didn't print regarding its feature on the Palestinian village that spawned the terrorist who killed our daughter.

Yediot: ‘Dozens of Terrorists Released in Shalit Deal Arrested by Shin Bet During Past...

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 18, marks one year since the Shalit deal when Israel received back the kidnapped hostage soldier, Gilad Shalit, and freed more than a thousand convicted terrorists, many of them killers of Israeli civilians. Yediot Aharonot carried a report today that is translated to English and excerpted below. It reveals some aspects of the transaction that, as far as we can tell, have gotten little to no coverage in other parts of the Israeli media.

Abbas’s Threat and Denial at the WEF

It's sadly familiar to hear Abbas invoking cultural values that reject kidnapping and hostage-taking while threatening to do exactly that.

What We Know About Hezbollah

Hezbollah, by most calculations, is the military force that has the largest deployment of weapons pointed at Israel today. It's Iran's proxy, and is funded and armed by Iran and also by Syria. In much of the Arab and Moslem world, it has long been called a resistance movement [see this Asia Times analysis from 2006]. Among Western countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and of course Israel, it's been classified as a terrorist organization for years and remains so.

Will Momentary Focus on UNRWA Expose PA and Hamas Abuses?

UNRWA's numbers mean half the refugees in the world are Palestinian Arabs.

Why Don’t We Hear About Gaza Terrorists’ Routine Misfiring, Killing of their Own?

How often do Gaza's Palestinian Arab terrorists end up hitting their parents, children, spouses or neighbors? Do you see these self-inflicted losses reported in the news media that serve your community? Keep the question in mind the next time you hear of injuries or deaths in Gaza along with Israeli denials of involvement.

A Pillar of Fire at Night: Iron Dome in Action Over Be’er Sheva (Video)

The reality of what is happening is much less poetic, but astonishing when you pause to think about it.

Bret Stephens on Israel’s Robust Willingness to Defend Itself

Finally, something worth reading in the paper that claims it "All the News That's Fit to Print,"

On the Short-Sightedness of Sweeping Terrorism Concerns Under the Carpet

Several days ago, our Prime Minister's indulgence toward terrorists resurfaced. Netanyahu, we learned, is primed to free another 123 prisoners incarcerated in Israel since before the Oslo Accords. Most of them are Fatah members who have been in imprisoned for 25 to 35 years after being convicted of involvement in terrorist attacks in which Israelis were killed. The goal is to woo Mahmoud Abbas back to the negotiating table.

Sinai Spinning out of Cairo’s Grip, Creating Major Headaches for Israel

Recently, we wrote here about the great landmass on Israel's southwestern border that "given its physical proximity to Israel, Sinai is not only an Egyptian challenge. That it gets such a small degree of media attention is a puzzle." Since then, there has been a new set of Sinai developments to absorb

The Silence on Israel’s Memorial Day

When I stand silently with my neighbors while the tzefira, the siren, is sounding its awful wail, I am thinking of my daughter.

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