Why Hamas Wants To Join the PLO

Those who think that Abbas's invitation to Hamas to join the PLO is a positive step for the peace process are deluding themselves.

Palestinians: Presidents for Life, No Elections

Abbas turned 81 last week and appears ready to remain at the helm until his last day -- free elections for Palestinians be damned.

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.

Palestinian Leaders Inflict Pain on Their People; EU Shrugs

Protesters have appealed to the European Union for help, to no avail. This is the same EU that is quick to criticize Israel over the issue of construction in the settlements, the recent decision to label six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations and any other act

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.

Egyptians See Hamas as Meddling in Their Affairs

The downfall of the Mubarak regime has been a great blessing for Hamas, which has since emerged as a major player in the Palestinian and regional arena.

Fatah and Hamas Can Only Agree on Deceiving Their People

In many ways, the status quo seems convenient for Fatah and Hamas. Fatah has a mini-state in the West Bank and is benefiting from hundreds of millions of dollars that are poured by international donors on Salam Fayyad's government. Hamas, for its part, is happy that it has exclusive control over the entire Gaza Strip, which has been turned into an independent Islamic emirate.

PA and Hamas Vying for Support of Palestinian Clans

It is clear that the Palestinian clans will be required to play some role in the administration of the Gaza Strip after the war

Judicial Reform Controversy Emboldened Israel’s Enemies

[T]he reports about military reservists threatening not to report for duty created the impression among Iran's mullahs and their terror proxies that the Israeli security establishment had been seriously undermined and was on the verge of collapse.

What the West is Funding: Palestinian Suppression of Free Speech

The Palestinian Authority leadership in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria -ed.] has come up with a new method to silence its Palestinian critics. From now on, any Palestinian writer or journalist who dares to criticize Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his policies or demand an end to corruption will be accused of "belittling the dignity of the state." Since the beginning of this year, at least 10 Palestinian journalists, bloggers and political opponents have been detained by various Palestinian Authority security services for writing about corruption and criticizing the Palestinian leadership.

Palestinians: What Real Education Means

Real education starts at home, not necessarily in the classroom.... Palestinian leaders need to tell their people that Israel has the right to exist. They need to tell their people that peace and normalization is good not only for Israel, but also for the Palestinians.

Palestinian Journalists Declare War on Israeli Colleagues

PA officials and journalists later explained that the ban does not apply to some journalists working for the Israeli daily Ha'aretz and who report on 'Palestinian suffering.'

The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in ‘Palestine’

Many Arab citizens of Israel see how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are subject to human rights violations on a daily basis.

The Dangerous New Iran-Qatar-Turkey-Hamas Alliance

Palestinian leadership and the international community appear distinctly indifferent to the looming danger of this newest axis of evil. For them, the only fate worse than death is normalization between the Arabs and Israel.

Palestinians: The ‘Un-Islamic’ Family Protection

"Is preserving the Palestinian family by beating and killing the woman and denying her right to inheritance?

Biden’s Weakness Casus Belli in Iran’s Proxy War Against Israel

Once again, the Biden administration's irresolution has only served to embolden the terrorists and their masters in Tehran, as well as the Russians and the Chinese Communist Party.

Palestinian Assault on Freedoms

By refusing to hold the PA accountable for its crackdown on public freedoms, American and European taxpayers actively contribute to the emergence of another Arab dictatorship in the Middle East.

Jihadis Exploit Muslim Girls

The fatwa purportedly allows the jihadis, who abandoned their wives to fight against Assad's regime, to marry girls for a few hours to satisfy their sexual needs.

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

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.

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...

After Abbas: The End of the PLO’s Old-Guard Monopoly

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas apparently believes that the Palestinians would not be able to survive for one day without him. This must be why whenever he faces criticism from Palestinians, Abbas resorts to his old-new threat to resign. Abbas is convinced that if he steps down -- as his critics and a growing number of Palestinians are demanding -- the Palestinian Authority will collapse and his people will face a new "nakba" [catastrophe]. But the truth is that the Palestinians would be better off in the post-Abbas era.

Jordan: Is King Abdullah Losing Support of the Tribes?

Walid Obeidat, Jordan's new ambassador to Israel, a member of one of Jordan's largest and most influential tribes, deserves an award for being one of the most courageous diplomats not only in his country, but in the entire Arab world. His tribe has now "disowned" him because he agreed to serve as ambassador to Israel, which has a peace treaty with Jordan.

Is Abbas About to Join Hamas?

Abbas was one of the first Arab leaders to congratulate Hamas on its "victory" over Israel during the recent eight-day confrontation.

The ‘Crime’ of Arabs Singing to Arabs in Israel

The whole idea of boycotting Israel is designed to prevent the world from learning about the good things that Israel stands for and actually provides.

Palestinians: We Do Not Trust the Americans

The last time the Americans tried to extract concessions from the Palestinians, within a few weeks the Palestinians launched the Second Intifada against Israel; Abbas has already threatened as much.

The Rise of Hamas & “Death to Jews!”

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.

How Arabs Discriminate Against Palestinians

Palestinian leaders are much too busy attacking Israel and demanding that the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecute Israelis for alleged "war crimes" against the Palestinians to notice the suffering of Palestinians at the hands of an Arab country.

Fatah and the ‘Armed Struggle’ against Israel

While in English Abbas was touting peace, in Arabic his officials were supporting "armed resistance" against Israel.

Palestinians: Kerry Trying to Bribe Us to “Sell Out”

Kerry's plan to boost the Palestinian economy has hardly impressed the Palestinian Authority leadership.

Hamas: A New Pretext to Attack Israel

Since 2014, Hamas has invested about $120 million in the terror tunnels. According to various estimates, a terror tunnel costs anywhere from three to 10 million US dollars -- depending on its length and depth.

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