Why Palestinian Leaders Fear Opinion Polls

Palestinian leaders fear that reports about corruption could contribute to a drying up of international funding of the PA. If donor countries got whiff of the fact that their taxpayers' money is being squandered and stolen by senior PA officials, the cash cow might just kick over the PA bucket.

Palestinians: ‘Foreigners’ in an Arab Country

Palestinians are victims not only of their Arab brothers, but also of the double standards of the international community, which continues to be obsessed only with Israel.

Hamas, Thirty-Two Years Later

Now that Hamas has again – clearly – reminded the world that it has not changed and continues to seek the destruction of Israel, the question is: Why are some world leaders, governments and organizations continuing to embrace the leaders of the movement?

Iran’s Plan to Foil the Gaza Ceasefire

Iran's leaders see the situation in Gaza: "We are not sending these groups and militias cash and guns so that they can strike ceasefire deals."

Sanctuary for Gays: Ignored or Jeered at by West

Hate for Israel has blinded people to the point where they align themselves with their own executioners.

Iran’s Palestinian Proxies: United Against Israel

This is not a good guy/bad guy scenario. Instead, it is a temporary rift between two extremely bad guys, both of whom are wholly committed to destroying Israel, even if that means destroying their own people along the way as well.

What Are Palestinian Leaders Afraid Of?

Criticism is fine, of course -- if it is directed at the Palestinians' arch-enemy, Israel. Otherwise, Palestinian journalists had best keep their criticism to themselves -- lest the PA and Hamas decide to leave them in critical condition.

Why Hamas Supports Erdogan’s War

Hamas's support for Erdogan's war on the Kurds seems to be in the context of its attempt to persuade the Turkish authorities to allow its members to continue using Turkey as a base for masterminding terrorist attacks against Israel.

Why Are Palestinians ‘Disappearing’ in Saudi Arabia?

It is only Palestinians who are held by Israel for terrorist-related crimes who Abbas and his friends remember to mention in their endless litanies of complaints.
Mugs on display at a souvenir shop in Gaza show the political figures admired by the local population (left to right): Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, PA President Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. President Abu Hussein, and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaa.

Do Palestinian Leaders Want a Better Life for Their People?

Instead of encouraging and assisting their people to move on with their lives and seek a better future for their children, Hamas and other Palestinian groups continue to lie to the refugees by promising them that one day they will go back to their villages and towns in Israel.

Why Egypt Does Not Want to Help Gaza

Why do Egyptians have to travel all the way to Israel to discuss supplying the Gaza Strip with food, medicine and fuel (through Israel) when Egypt can easily do so through its shared border with the Gaza Strip? The world seems to have forgotten that the Gaza Strip has a shared border not only with Israel, but with Egypt as well.

Why Arabs Hate Palestinians

"Palestinians bring disaster to anyone who hosts them. Jordan hosted them, and there was Black September; Lebanon hosted them, and there was a civil war there; Kuwait hosted them, and they turned into Saddam Hussein's soldiers. Now they are using their podiums to curse us."

Can Arabs in Gaza Revolt Against Hamas?

The voices emerging from the Gaza Strip are anguished and reflect the Palestinians' growing sense of disillusionment with Hamas. These voices, however, are still small in numbers. Hamas's brutal methods of suppression and torture have deterred a large number of Palestinians from speaking out. These voices will grow only if the international community heeds them and calls out Hamas for its brutal crackdown on Palestinians.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad: “The Circle of Fire is Expanding”

The Egyptian and UN mediators, in failing to call out the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad for their deception and conflicting messages, are permitting the two groups to deploy the ceasefire with Israel as a cover to prepare for the next war.

The ‘Slow Death’ of Palestinians in Lebanon

It is high time for the pro-Palestinian groups on university campuses in the US, Canada, Britain and Australia to organize an "Arab Apartheid Week" instead of accusing Israel of "discriminating" against Palestinians. It is also high time for the international media to take notice of anti-Palestinian measures taken by Lebanon against the Palestinians at a time when Israel is increasing the number of Palestinian workers allowed to enter Israel for work.

The Hamas March to Destroy Israel

Sadly, thousands of Palestinians continue to heed Hamas's call for trying to breach the border with Israel every Friday while ignoring that it is their leaders who are mainly responsible for dragging them from one disaster to another.

Reasons Palestinians Do Not Trust Their Leaders

Evidently, Palestinian leaders do not grasp that the Palestinian public cares a great deal more about being treated like human beings by their own leaders than about anti-Israel and anti-US rhetoric.

Palestinians: “Hamas Is Not Afraid of Elections”

New elections [the initiative of Mahmoud Abbas] are certain to result in the creation of another Hamas-controlled entity in the West Bank. The Palestinians would end up with two Hamas-run mini-states, one in the West Bank and one in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians and the Bahrain Conference: Condemning Arabs While Asking for Arab Money

The decision of six Arab states to attend the Bahrain conference despite the Palestinian boycott call shows that the Arabs have chosen to endorse a new direction – one that will leave the Palestinians to fend for themselves in a hell of their own making. For their choice to thumb their noses not only at the US but also at influential Arab states, the Palestinians are likely to emerge as the biggest losers.

Arabs’ Nightmare: Absorbing Palestinians

Palestinian leaders do not give a damn about the welfare of their people. If they did, it would be hard to justify their impressive efforts to foil an economic conference whose main goal is to lift their people out of the economic hell these very leaders created and vigorously maintain.

The Palestinian War on the Trump Peace Plan

Palestinians will not only deprive themselves of billions of dollars, but will also damage -- perhaps irrevocably -- their relations with influential Arab countries. By all accounts, the Palestinians appear to be heading toward another "nakba" (catastrophe).

The Middle East anti-Peace Movement

One is left wondering how any Arab leader would accept any peace plan with Israel when a mayor is being widely condemned and shamed for being caught on camera in the company of Israelis.

Palestinian Leaders and Inconvenient Truths

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas understood that he had made a grave error in calling out his Arab brothers for their tightfistedness. This was a massive mistake because his Arab brothers do not tolerate any form of criticism. For them, Abbas should only be criticizing Israel and the US.

Hamas’s Honesty and the Deal of the Century

Hamas and other Palestinian terror group consider Israel one big settlement that needs to be annihilated.

Palestinian Leaders Punish Gaza, Blame Israel

According to the logic of the PA, the conflict started when Israel fired back. The PA leaders are afraid to condemn the rocket attacks on Israel. They evidently do not want to be accused by their people of betraying the Palestinian "resistance" against Israel.

Why Palestinians are Fleeing Lebanon

{Originally posted to the Gatestone Institute website}Palestinians appear finally fed up with the apartheid and discriminatory laws they have been subjected to in Lebanon...

Palestinians: Arresting, Torturing Journalists

In the world of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the only "good" journalists are those who report negatively about Israel.

Palestinians: No Peace or Reconciliation with the ‘Infidels’

Even if some Arabs do sign peace treaties with Israel, there will always be those Muslims who will denounce them as "traitors" and accuse them of acting against the Koran and the rulings of Islam.

Palestinians: “The Slap of the Century”

The Trump administration must persuade the Arab states to abandon the Palestinians, and to continue focusing on the regional threat from Iran. If the US completes its pullout from Syria, Iran will successfully complete its long-desired "land-bridge" to the Mediterranean

Why Palestinians Oppose an Anti-Iran Coalition

It seems the Palestinian leadership would rather see Iran continue to pose a threat to Arab countries than see peace between those countries and Israel. Several Arab countries appear completely fed up with the Palestinians.

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