Arab Israel conflict

Fractured history with Mahmoud Abbas

Featured image Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is quite the historian. He received his Holocaust-denying Ph.D. from Moscow’s Patrice Lumumba University, as it was then known, before he became Yasser Arafat’s right-hand man in the PLO. As Arafat’s successor in office, he is now rounding into the fourteenth-year of his four-year presidential term. The United States still has a debt of honor to settle with him for his role in the 1973 »

The lonesome death of Rina Shnerb

Featured image Seventeen-year-old Israeli Rina Shnerb was killed and her father and brother were seriously injured in a terrorist bombing at a natural spring outside the central West Bank settlement of Dolev this morning. Her father Eitan, a rabbi in Lod, and brother Dvir, 19, were taken by military helicopter to a Jerusalem hospital in serious condition. The Times of Israel has the story here. Chaskel Bennett brings it back home in »

They call him Miftah Beinart

Featured image Paul Mirengoff wrote here about the vile group that organized and underwrote the trip Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib planned to take to “Palestine.” The Miftah factor (i.e., the nature of Miftah) of course remains a deep secret to readers who get their news from the mainstream media. Writing for the opinion page of the New York Times, Bari Weiss is the only prominent exception of which I am aware. »

Rashida Tlaib Meets Janna Jihad

Featured image Janna Jihad–her real name, apparently–is a 13-year-old girl who was born in Florida and now lives on the West Bank. She is the hottest thing in anti-Israel propaganda. Remarkably, we learn from her Twitter feed that she “present[ed] at the congressional briefing on Israeli treatment of US citizens on July 24th at … 1539 Longworth House Office Building.” Miss Jihad caught up with Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for an interview »

A blast of truth at the UN

Featured image Iraqi beauty queen Sarah Idan “passionately defended Israel in remarks at the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday.” I’m quoting the Jerusalem Post story here. Jewish Journal has more here, Algemeiner more here. I have posted the video of Miss Idan’s remarks via the UN Watch tweet below. As the Jerusalem Post explains, Miss Idan was speaking as UN Watch “ambassador for peace.” »

In search of the lash

Featured image Unless one is familiar with the New York Times’s coverage of issues related to Israel (i.e., Alice in Wonderland style), one might wonder at what Michael Schwirtz is talking about in his story “Trump Envoy to Middle East Lashes Out at Palestinian Authority” (accessible here via Outline). Schwirtz asserts in the opening of the story: “One of President Trump’s lead Middle East peace negotiators lashed out at the Palestinian Authority »

This morning from Gaza

Featured image Someone or other in Gaza seems to want to get a war on. This morning in Beersheba, Israel, a mother saved her three children’s lives by hurrying to their shelter as a Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza blew up their bedrooms. The IDF has posted the video below. Hillel Neuer adds via Twitter: “This morning in Geneva, Switzerland, I am at the UN Human Rights Council, and they couldn’t care »

The Oslo follies

Featured image We are approaching the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Oslo Accords this coming September 13. The accords of course resulted in the return of Yasser Arafat from his Tunisian exile to rule over the Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza. I think it is fair to say that they have proved to be a disaster, yet Israel has never had a public accounting for it. Shimon Peres was the Israeli »

U.S. Defunds UNRWA

Featured image This is good news that I missed a few days ago: U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees. I would say that headline is wrong in two respects. The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the decision »

What Do Lying Liars Do? They Lie

Featured image Abdullah Alsaafin is a Palestinian who bills himself as a journalist. His Twitter feed consists entirely of obsessive hate directed against Israel. He is busy these days, given Hamas’s hundreds of rocket attacks. How dare the Israelis respond to rocket attacks? Earlier today, Alsaafin tweeted this sad story about a two-year-old Arab girl who was slaughtered by the Israelis: The little girl is cute, so you will be glad to »

Palestinian Authority: We Have a Right to Kill Israelis!

Featured image The *international community* considers the Palestinian Authority to be Israel’s “peace partner.” Or used to, anyway. Unfortunately, the facts keep getting in the way. The Palestinian Authority has long paid bounties to the families of terrorists who murder Israelis. Israel has been trying to deal with this incitement to mass murder for quite a while. Recently, Israel passed a law under which amounts paid by the PA to the families »

A word from the IDF

Featured image The IDF is getting seriously into public relations with timely reports on Twitter. I thought readers might find this one with video depicting the targets struck inside Gaza yesterday of particular interest. It’s got a satisfying motif backed by a tense soundtrack. Hamas terrorists lost a few ordnance depots and other means of destruction in the operation that, according to the video, hit some 65 targets throughout Gaza. This video »

IDF strikes Gaza

Featured image The informative IDF Twitter feed reports that “the IDF is currently operating in the Gaza Strip. The explosions heard are related to this activity. Details to follow.” Israel has been taking mortars from Gaza this morning, one of which hit near the Israeli kindergarten featured in the video posted here on Twitter. The Times of Israel reports here. FOX News continues to regurgitate “information” disseminated by “the Gaza Health Ministry” »

American Voters Aren’t Buying Hamas

Featured image The American press tried to sell the idea that Hamas’s suicide tactics were somehow related to the Trump administration’s shifting our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Why? Reporters and editors don’t much care about Gaza or Israel, but are determined to make every news story reflect badly on the president. If this Rasmussen survey is any guide, that attempt has failed. Rasmussen finds 51% of likely voters in favor »

A blast of truth

Featured image The worse than worthless United National Human Rights Council delivered its ritual condemnation of Israel today in a special session on Gaza. Before the vote was taken, Gatestone Institute Distinguished Senior Fellow Colonel Richard Kemp spoke on behalf United Nations Watch. In light of the recent NBC News hit piece on Gatestone, I should add that Colonel Kemp’s statement is more informative than everything NBC News has on offer today. »

MEMRI: Gaza “Return March” clips

Featured image Our print and cable news media outlets have become something like idiots for Hamas this week. They disseminate pure Hamas propaganda and relate the casualty statistics of the “Gaza Health Ministry” as if they derive from a credible source. If not surprising, the ignorance and fatuity on display are amazing. Given the resources available, it really isn’t difficult to figure out what is going on. Has any one of them »

Hamas Speaks

Featured image Salah Bardawil, a senior Hamas official and spokesman for the terrorist group, said earlier today that 50 of the 62 people who have been killed at the Israel-Gaza border in recent days were Hamas members. No doubt of the “mostly peaceful” variety, as CNN likes to put it. One of the Palestinians who stormed the border wall was captured yesterday by the IDF and talked, on camera, about how Hamas »