Tag Archive for Arab-Israeli conflict

Palestinian Security arrest Palestinian-American for selling house to Jews

A family member sought the help of the U.S. State Department when his Palestinian-American relative was arrested by Mahmoud Abbas’ PA for suspicion of receiving $25,000 in the sale of a house in east Jerusalem to Jews.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Palestinian Authority security forces have arrested a Palestinian-American citizen on suspicion of involvement in a real estate transaction with Jews in east Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The man’s family has notified the US State Department of his arrest.

Palestinian sources said that the man, a resident of Bethlehem, had worked for the PA Ministry for Local Government. Continue Reading »

Palestinians reaffirm: Selling property to a Jew is “high treason”

PA Arabs who are found guilty of selling or facilitating the transfer of lands or structures to Jewish Israelis can be sentenced to death. In the past, Palestinians suspected of doing so have been kidnapped and later found dead in east Jerusalem or the West Bank.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

For the second time this year, the Palestinian Islamic religious authorities in Jerusalem reaffirmed a ban on selling property to Israelis, and warned that any Palestinian involved in such transactions would be accused of “high treason.”

The latest decision on Thursday followed news that Jews had purchased a house in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Continue Reading »

WSJ: Palestinian diplomacy based on denying reality isn’t helpful

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.

President Trump obviously incredulous of Abbas and his promises. Abbas, satisfied with himself, ecstatic to pose with Trump in a photo.

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Netanyahu: Believing Balfour Declaration was a crime is root of Israeli-Arab conflict

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 »

Israel TV2 reporter and cameraman beaten in Jaffa by ‘Peaceful’ Israeli Arabs

 

While reporting the funeral of a 20 yr-old Arab criminal from the Tel Aviv suburb of Jaffa, who was shot, killed by police while attempting to evade arrest, the crowd violently turned on the reporting crew and subsequently, almost no media outlet mentioned the attempted Arab lynching of the two innocent Jews.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Israel has grown so fearful of upsetting the status quo with the Arabs living both inside and surrounding the country that it is willing to quietly sacrifice the safety of its own Jewish population, the very people the state was established in order to protect. Continue Reading »

Recognizing the Palestinian-Israel ‘Peace Process’ as a massive charade

Abbas incites further by honoring those killed trying to kill Jews. - PMW screenshot

 

When survey after survey shows 20% of Palestinians at best seek a peaceful outcome with Israel, since Palestinian leadership for the past century has advocated & systematically indoctrinated their youths to hate and attack Jews, it’s time to break the Palestinian’s will to continue fighting.

Breaking the Palestinian’s will to fight – By Prof. Daniel Pipes

 

Daniel Polisar of Shalem College in Jerusalem shook the debate over Palestinian-Israeli relations in November 2015 with his essay, “What Do Palestinians Want?

Follow Daniel Polisar on Twitter @dpolisar

In it, having studied 330 polls to “understand the perspective of everyday Palestinians” toward Israel, Israelis, Jews, and the utility of violence against them, he found that Palestinian attackers are “venerated” by their society—with all that that implies.

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Why A Two-State Solution Won’t Happen

 

There are three major reasons why a two-State Solution has never materialized, in spite of previous attempts by several Israeli prime ministers. They are Religion, Politics, and of course, the exorbitant Financial gains to the leaders, proving the need to change the Palestinian leadership, and its agenda of promoting hate & funding violence.

By Phillip Pasmanick

 

The political reasons:

Every attempt to secure an agreement of peace has been refused by Arab leadership.

  • Peace would/should mean the Arab’s end to ‘war/conflict’ with Israel and the Jews. – But that thought is seen as intolerable, unacceptable, even as a total betrayal of beliefs among radical Islamists in the Palestinian Authority.
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Palestinian Authority arrests Sa’ir’s mayor & 13 municipal employees over water theft

 

Palestinian Mayor acknowledges that the residents of his village Sa’ir, have been known to steal water from the Water Authority’s pipes, but maintains his innocents over the massive water theft.

By ADAM RASGON

 

The Palestinian Water Authority and the Sa’ir Municipality are at odds over the disappearance of large amounts of water from Sa’ir, a town of 25,000 northeast of Hebron, as the region experiences water shortages.

A TRACTOR carries water in the village of Sa’ir earlier this month.- Photo: TOVAH LAZAROFF

The PWA, which coordinates and regulates the distribution of water in the Palestinian territories, said August 12 it had uncovered an ongoing water-theft operation in the village. Continue Reading »

New rules of engagement for Israel Police allow live fire against some rock-throwers

 

In response to an NGO petition to the Lod District Court, it has been revealed that new security rules were put into place to combat the current 9-month long wave of deadly Palestinian violence directed against Israelis.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

Portions of the police’s classified new intifada rules of engagement approved by then-attorney-general Yehuda Weinstein in September 2015 to combat a wave of violence have been publicized, the NGO Adalah announced on Monday.

A Palestinian throws a stone at a Border Police vehicle during a protest near Ramallah. – Photo: REUTERS

The parts of the rules which were made public came under pressure from a petition by Adalah to the Lod District Court in its administrative court capacity. Continue Reading »

American Rabbi: In “Dealing with Savages,” Arabs in Israel “must be vanquished”

‘There’s a war for the land of Israel that’s being waged, & the Arabs who dwell in the land of Israel are the enemy in that war,’ wrote the rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey.

By Ben Sales

 

JTA — The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

Israeli Arabs wave Palestinian flags during a rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin

Israeli Arabs waving Palestinian flags during a rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on March 30, 2013 commemorating the 37th anniversary of ‘Land Day.’ – Photo: AFP

In the post, written Friday and titled “Dealing with Savages,” Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck offers suggestions that range from destroying whole Palestinian towns to uprooting the Dome of the Rock.

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British Medical Journal’s editor “deeply, deeply regrets” publishing open letter on Gaza

The editor of the British medical journal Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton, made an apologetic statement Thursday at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa reassuring Israeli doctors that he will publish a retraction.

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The editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, which ran an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, said on a visit to Israel that he will publish a retraction.

The Lancet

The Lancet, a venerable medical journal. – Photo: Screenshot

Dr. Richard Horton made a statement Thursday during Grand Rounds at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, which he also visited earlier in the week.

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Diplomat Says Accepting ‘Arab League Initiative’ is Suicide

Ambassador Ettinger says the Arab “peace plan” is in fact a ‘honey trap’ and  anyone who favors it, has forgotten the lessons of Oslo.

By Gil Ronen

The so-called “Arab initiative” or “Arab League peace plan” that has been gaining currency in recent months is “a recipe for Israel’s suicide,” according to Israel’s former representative in Washington, DC, Yoram Ettinger.

Ambassador Ettinger told Arutz Sheva that the plan is no more than “a honey trap” that misguidedly seeks to force reality to fit some people’s imaginings.

The Arab proposal, explained Ettinger, is based on UN Resolution 194, that favors the so called “right of return” of Arab “refugees” to Israel and would have Israel go back to indefensible 1949 Armistice lines. Continue Reading »

Gazan PM Haniyeh: Israel electing even more extreme gov’t

Hamas’ leader urges Arabs to devise united strategy to fight ‘Israeli extremism’ at a joint press conference with visiting Malaysian premier.

Yonatan Gonen, Reuters

 

Tuesday’s elections in Israel will result in “an even more extreme government,” Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said. He called on Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims to devise a united strategy to fight “Israeli extremism.”

Mohamed Kamel Amr with Gaza's  Ismail Haniyeh

Mohamed Kamel Amr with Gaza’s Ismail Haniyeh

Haniyeh spoke during a joint press conference in Gaza City with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is visiting the coastal enclave for the first time. The visit is seen as a political boost for the territory’s once internationally isolated rulers from Hamas. Continue Reading »

UK: Israel’s next gov’t must understand 2-state solution is almost dead

Foreign Secretary Hague condemns settlement expansion, says U.S. & EU still need to establish ‘incentives & disincentives’ in regard to any further negotiations.

By Reuters

 

Britain’s foreign secretary said on Tuesday that prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are almost dead because of expanding settlements in occupied territory, and warned Israel it was losing international support.

barak - AP - November 4 2010

British Foreign Secretary William Hague met Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv, Nov ’10 – Photo: AP

Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke as Israelis voted in an election likely to yield a hardline rightist government keener to thicken settlement on land where Palestinians want to establish statehood than seek peace. Continue Reading »

What Does Abbas’s Latest Threats to Quit Really Mean?

 

 

Why doesn’t Abbas consider the possibility of handing the “keys” to another Palestinian? Abbas apparently believes that if he cannot lead the Palestinian Authority no one else should — that if he comes down, then the entire Palestinian Authority should also collapse. A changing of the guard is something that the US and the EU, the major funders of Abbas and his associates, could play a major role in bringing about.

By Khaled Abu Toameh

 

Mahmoud Abbas has once again threatened to dismantle the Palestinian Authority which he heads in the West Bank.

This time he chose to make his new old threat in an interview with the daily Haaretz. Continue Reading »