‘Israel is stronger and more stable than the Arab states on almost every front. If Arab states followed the Jewish state’s example, then we, too, would become prosperous like America and Europe.’
– Arabs Have Everything to Gain from Normalization with Israel By Rami Dabbas
As an Arab activist and writer, I call on the Arab world to normalize relations with Israel, a move that would be almost entirely to our benefit alone. Israel would gain very little from this in practical terms, while Arabs stand to gain tremendously.
The State of Israel is stronger and more stable than the Arab states on almost all fronts. Continue Reading »
In the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Trump gives reality a chance by his refusal to indulge the Palestinians’ fantasies of destroying Israel.
By Reuel Marc Gerecht
A lot of people are in a funk over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The liberal media, most former government officials who’ve dealt with the Israeli–Palestinian imbroglio, and just about everyone at the United Nations appear certain that the decision had a lot to do with Mr. Trump’s disruptive nature, the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Evangelical Christians and pro-Israel Republican donors.
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President Trump obviously incredulous of Abbas and his promises. Abbas, satisfied with himself, ecstatic to pose with Trump in a photo.
Addressing the Knesset on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “When the leaders of the Palestinian leadership define the Balfour Declaration as a ‘crime’, when they call on the British gov’t to apologize for it, they are not going forward, they are going back, a hundred years back… And that is the root of the conflict.”
By Moran Azulay
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Knesset plenum on Tuesday, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the Jewish people’s right to a “national home” in the Land of Israel. “When the leaders of the Palestinian leadership define the Balfour Declaration as a ‘crime’, when they call on the British government to apologize for it, they are not going forward—they are going back, a hundred years back,” Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »
In yet another leaked recording, US President Trump’s son-in-law is caught saying, “There may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on. So we’re going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion.”
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior advisor of US President Donald Trump, has expressed doubt the American administration could find a “unique” solution that would lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, according to an audio recording leaked to WIRED magazine.
While speaking to congressional interns in Washington on Monday, Kushner was asked how he plans to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians and how he plans to succeed where others have failed. Continue Reading »
By Itamar Eichner
A Christian Arab has been nominated to become the legal advisor to the Ministry of Development in the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee, making him the first Arab ever to occupy the position of a legal advisor in a government office.
Maron Halifah, a 34-year-old resident of Haifa, began his career in 2005 under then Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Continue Reading »
Jordanian born founder & executive director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group: “As a Palestinian, I don’t want to live in Syria, or Iraq or Libya or Yemen. It’s much better for me and for my children to live under the Israelis. It’s the safest place in the Middle East.”
By Ilana Shneider
Bassem Eid, born in the Jordanian-occupied Old City in Jerusalem who currently resides in Jericho, is the founder and executive director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group established in 1996 during the Oslo process to monitor human rights violations committed by the Palestinian Authority against its Palestinian citizens. Continue Reading »