Although the Fatah run Palestinian Authority, led by autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, publicly endorses a 2-state-solution to the US, UN, EU etc., the moment a Palestinian state was to gain independence, Hamas would eradicate Fatah exactly as it did in Gaza in 2007, and ‘Abbas and Associates’ know this as a guaranteed outcome…which is why Abbas is in his 12th year of a 4 year term as president…and having never agreed to peace offers by Israel.
By Hillel Fendel
Why does the PA oppose a two-state solution? It’s simple: Without the IDF to protect it, Fatah would be swallowed up by Hamas. Continue Reading »
Ambassador Danon tell the UN very clearly: Palestinian leadership’s real goal is to maintain the conflict, exist as a corrupt entity, living off the financial goodwill of the int’l community.
By Elad Benari
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, on Tuesday addressed the UN General Assembly as the UN marked “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”, which takes place annually on November 29, the day in which the UN in 1947 approved the Partition Plan, which recommended the partition of then-Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state.
During “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) delegation to the UN initiates a special session which it uses as an annual occasion to pass a number of anti-Israel resolutions. Continue Reading »
Op-ed: The New State Solution appears to merit serious consideration in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after decades of failed attempts at the 2-state solution, that multiple int’l institutions and leaders have subscribed to, but failed terribly.
– It’s time that other ideas be allowed to enter the public discourse.
By Benjamin Anthony/Our Soldiers Speak
When President Obama leaves office, yet another US administration will depart without resolution of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.
As with all incoming administrations, a Trump presidency ushers in the opportunity to review, retain, or revise the terms of long-standing policies, including those relating to the Middle East. Continue Reading »
PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells Italian President Sergio Mattarellan the conflict isn’t about settlements, it “was and is about the Jewish state, and unless and until our Palestinian neighbors face this, confront these demons, give up the ghost of trying to destroy the Jewish State by this or that means, peace will be harder to achieve.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Palestinians must exorcise the “demon” of wanting to destroy the Jewish state Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella when the two met in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.
“I [have] turned not only to Hamas, but to President Abbas, and I said, ‘Would you recognize a Jewish state, assuming we solve the settlement problem?’” Continue Reading »
Considering any kind of ‘normalization’ with Israel as fraternizing with the enemy, Abbas’ PA prohibits all Palestinian civilians from any kind of peaceful meetings with Jewish settlers, under penalty of law.
• In seeking help to free the 4 imprisoned Palestinians, PM Netanyahu said, “Where is the outrage of human rights organizations? There is none. To their great shame, they are silent.”
By Daniel Siryoti and Shlomo Cesana
Palestinian Authority security forces released four Palestinians who were arrested on Thursday for attending a holiday event at Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi’s sukkah in Gush Etzion. The prisoners were released after Maj. Continue Reading »
Global educational watchdog reports Israeli textbooks teach peace as the ultimate goal, while Abbas’ PA approved Palestinian schools encourage conflict and jihad, ignoring any possibility of peace with Jews or Israelis.
By Israel Today Staff
Two recent studies have found that while the Israeli school curriculum makes a great effort to promote peace between Jews and Arabs, the Palestinian Authority school curriculum is doing the exact opposite in violation of signed peace agreements.
UK Labour funds play of Gaza Children incited to Kill Jews – Screenshot, YouTube
Both studies were conducted by IMPACT-SE, and organization that “monitors and analyzes education across the world to determine compliance with international standards on peace and tolerance.” Continue Reading »
88 Senators from both parties follow the 394 members of the House of Representatives urging Obama in a bipartisan letter to maintain the United States’ policy of vetoing all one-sided, Palestinian inspired UN Security Council resolutions on the Israeli-PA issue.
By Elad Benari
A group of 88 senators on Monday signed a bipartisan letter urging President Barack Obama to maintain the long-standing U.S. policy of vetoing any one-sided United Nations Security Council resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian Arab issue.
The letter, initiated by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), cites Obama’s 2011 General Assembly address in which he said, “Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the United Nations.” Continue Reading »
In an honest, objective analysis, it would indicate that the main obstacle to peace and to a viable Palestinian state is Palestinian intransigence and their leaders constant incitement to violence, and not Jewish settlements that have become the scapegoat for obsessive, irrational Israel haters.
Why are United Nations officials so oblivious to their own documents, let alone to the truth? This appears to be the case with Nicolay Mladenov, the Bulgaria-born UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.
Nicolay Mladenov – Wikipedia
He appears to be unaware of the crucial cornerstone document on the Process for a just and lasting peace, the UN Security Council Resolution 242 of November 22, 1967. Continue Reading »
For 23 years now, solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was based on only one 2-state plan and pushed by numerous unsuccessful US administrations that was never attractive enough for either side.
By Giora Eiland
Three and a half years ago, John Kerry took office as the American secretary of state. Like his five predecessors, he rushed to declare that he planned to put time and effort into the advancement of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on the two-state principle. When asked why he thought he would be more successful than his predecessors, he provided a typical American answer: “We’ll work harder.” 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 »
The Defense Minister announced a series of steps to forge a direct line of communication with the Palestinian population, in what Lieberman called a path meant to “bypass” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whose rejected every opportunity for peace, and refuses to end inciting propaganda that maintains the conflict.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman met Wednesday with top officers in the IDF General Staff in Tel Aviv and presented them with the principles of his plan to fight terrorism across Judea and Samaria.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin
Dubbing the measures “carrots, sticks and strikes,” Lieberman said he plans to pursue measures that would undercut Palestinians involved in terrorist activity while offering benefits to those who reject terrorism. Continue Reading »
Defense Minister Liberman proposes ‘carrot-or-stick’ approach to Palestinian terror – rewarding West Bank towns who combat terror, or punishing those that assist in it.
By Kobi Finkler
Prior to his appointment to the Defense Ministry, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman boasted that if made Defense Minister, he would ‘crush the terror wave’ and restore security to Israel.
Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman – Photo: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS
On Wednesday evening Liberman presented the first detailed plan towards that goal since assuming office in June.
The outline follows a carrot-and-stick approach to terror emanating from the Palestinian Authority, and includes benefits for towns not harboring terrorists, as well as punitive measures towards known terror centers. Continue Reading »
67% of surveyed Palestinian youths insisted that peace talks alone would not produce an acceptable outcome.
By Israel Today Staff
A survey published this week revealed that most young Palestinians are only interested in the kind of solution to the current conflict that can be brought about by terrorist violence.
Angry Jew-hating Palestinians – Twitter
Conducted by the Palestinian NGO Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, the survey was conducted among Palestinians aged 16–30 in both Gaza and the so-called “West Bank.”
An overall majority of respondents said they support the current wave of terrorist stabbings and other attacks against Israeli Jews, and a similar majority felt the violence was beneficial to the Palestinian national cause. Continue Reading »
In the midst of the current Palestinian terror attacks, the Save Jewish Jerusalem movement, a collection of ex-MKs, Police & IDF officers, are proposing a plan that would annex about 200,000 Palestinians into areas B and C.
By Elior Levy
The current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in East Jerusalem, has led to the establishment of the Save Jewish Jerusalem (SJJ) movement, whose founders – former high-ranking politicians and military leaders – are calling for a partial separation from Palestinian villages in East Jerusalem. They conducted a tour of Palestinian villages on Wednesday, which began in Qalandia and concluded in Jabel Mukaber. Continue Reading »