Some Palestinians believe that Abbas, who is well into the 16th year of his elected 4 year term, is grasping for a reason to cancel the long awaited election based on a split within his ruling Fatah faction.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian Authority is “very likely” to postpone the Palestinian elections in wake of Israel’s failure to respond to the Palestinians’ request to hold the vote in Jerusalem, Nabil Sha’ath, a senior adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday.
Sha’ath told the Palestinian news website al-Jadeed al-Falastini that if Israel does not reply to the request, “the elections will be postponed.” Continue Reading »
The Congressional Republicans noted how, “Since 1993, the US government provided more than $6.3 billion to the Palestinians… (but) US programs have not just failed but have been counter-productive, with the money facilitating terrorist incitement and making its way to terrorists.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
Congressional Republicans put a hold on $75 million of the newly reinstatedUS aid to the Palestinians, two sources in Washington confirmed on Thursday.
On March 26, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent Congress a “program narrative” of about $75m. in Economic Support Funds (ESF) for programs in the West Bank and Gaza that would begin 15 days after the notification was received. Continue Reading »
Biden’s reversing Trump policies with promise to reopen PLO Washington office will make Palestinians open to liable cases of $655.5 million in financial penalties and Biden’s commitment of refinancing PA, violates the Taylor Force Act, a law passed by Congress in 2018.
US President Joe Biden’s plan to work to reopen the Palestinians’ diplomatic mission in Washington could be held up over a law that exposes Palestinian officials to US anti-terror lawsuits, officials and advisers to the Palestinians say.
The Biden administration hopes to repair relations with the Palestinians after a sharp deterioration under former President Donald Trump, who closed the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington office in 2018 and cut millions of dollars in aid to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
– Palestinian PM Shtayyeh, “If Mr Biden is elected in November, we hope that it will be a totally different dynamic.”
– Campaign spokesman Michael Gwin, “Biden opposes any unilateral action by either side that makes the prospects of a 2-state solution less likely, including annexation, which Biden opposes now, and would continue to oppose as president.”
By Reuters and ILH Staff
Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down Washington’s pro-Israel policies if he becomes US president, and Palestinian-Americans have been pressing his campaign for a change, sources familiar with the efforts have said.
So far, their efforts have had little impact, the sources said. Continue Reading »
Pandering to the court with platitudes and yarns, the Palestinians submit their report to the ICC, attesting, “The State of Palestine affirms that it has sole sovereignty over the territory of the State of Palestine, occupied in 1967, which comprises the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and which is also recognized by the international community.”
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinians on Monday submitted their observations to the International Criminal Court regarding the ICC prosecutor’s request for a determination on the scope of its jurisdiction in the “State of Palestine.”
On January 28, the ICC Pretrial Chamber ordered setting the procedure and schedule for submission of observations on the prosecutor’s request, resubmitted on January 22, under article 19(3) of the Rome Statute related to the scope of the court’s territorial jurisdiction in the “Situation in the State of Palestine.” Continue Reading »
“Tonight and the coming weekend will serve as a test of stability,” an Israeli Defense official said, adding that if the quiet is preserved, Israel will extend the Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles for their fishing boats and restore 500 work permits for Gaza’s businessmen to enter Israel.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Will peace and quiet return to Israel’s south? A defense official on Thursday night said Hamas intends to cease launching incendiary devices from Gaza at the country’s southern communities.
“Hamas has delivered messages to Israel, whereby it has decided to unilaterally stop launching [incendiary and explosives-laden] balloons and rockets at Israel,” the official said. Continue Reading »
Palestinian lawyers threaten to sue any company or individual, in American & European courts, who ‘accepts’ or is involved in the implementation of U.S. President Trump’s peace-plan called, “Peace to Prosperity.”
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian lawyers have launched an initiative to file lawsuits in the US and Europe against politicians and businessmen who accept US President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled plan for Mideast peace.
The initiative comes on the eve of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s address to the UN Security Council, where he is expected to urge the international community to reject the Trump plan.
Palestinian Kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas ‘choking on his lies’ before the General Debate, 73rd Session
One of the lawyers behind the initiative, Gandhi Rubai, told official PA news agency Wafa that a number of lawyers volunteered to file cases to various international bodies, including the UN, against people who intend to cooperate with the Trump plan, called “Peace to Prosperity.” Continue Reading »
US Secretary of State’s team have been mediating talks between Jerusalem, Amman, Cairo and Riyadh to convene a summit that will include a meeting between Israeli PM Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
– White House encourages the Palestinians, “last chance… to partake in the diplomatic developments unfolding in the region.”
ByDaniel Siryoti, i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff
Senior Arab diplomatic sources on Thursday night said intensive talks were taking place between Washington, Jerusalem, Cairo and Riyadh to convene a summit in the Egyptian capital, which will include a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Continue Reading »
An int’l research and policy institute that evaluates school curricula for racial tolerance reports its study confirms how Palestinian students are required to be well-versed in the message of violence and hatred of Jews, or Israel, to pass PA matriculation exams to attain a high school certificate.
By Ariel Kahana
The Israeli branch of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se), an international research and policy institute that analyzes school textbooks throughout the world, has looked into the high school matriculation exams held in the Palestinian Authority last year, which were supposedly based on new books that are free from incitement against Jews or Israel – and found that was not the case. Continue Reading »
Palestinian school books teach Arab children to become martyrs, then the PA rewarding them with lifetime stipends incrementally based on the number of Israeli Jews murdered could constitute a war crime according to a report by the Int’l Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor.
By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Palestinian officials expressed “great concern” Thursday over a report by the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor that includes a warning that Palestinian stipends to attackers and their families could constitute a war crime.
Palestinian government’s ‘Pay to Slay’ Pricelist to (the families of) killed and incarcerated murderers. – PMW
Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki said the prosecutor’s office’s report was “based on misleading narratives of a political nature … rather than an objective and accurate description of the relevant facts.” Continue Reading »
This succinct but articulated chronology of the Palestinian narrative clearly explains why the Palestinian leadership have always bolted from EVERY attempt to end the Israel-Arab conflict, and how, under the tutelage of the KGB, they adopted the invented narrative that the Palestinians are a ‘people’.
Then thousands of released KGB documents became available with the collapse of the USSR. The Palestinian leadership are still going through great pains to keep their real origin from the public, of how the ‘Palestinian People’ were invented during the Cold War to disrupt American foreign policy and keep the Mid-East unstable for the expansion of Soviet influence. Continue Reading »
Responding to Hen Mazzig’s LA Times article that Israel is not a country of “privileged and powerful white Europeans,” Marc Lamont Hill excoriates Israel on a twitter post boasting how he knows better, writing, “I literally study Yemeni and Moroccan Jews for a living.”
BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN
In a Facebook post on May 20 slamming Hen Mazzig’s article in The LA Times, American academic and activist Marc Lamont Hill described Mizrahi Jews as an “identity category” that had been detached “from Palestinian identity.” CNN severed ties with Hill last year after anti-Israel comments.
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Marc Lamont Hill, a Temple University professor who was fired from CNN the following day after his speech to a United Nations panel on Wednesday, Nov.
The more than 30 pro-Israel defendants liable for alleged war crimes, conspiracy to expel non-Jews from the disputed territories and genocide include the billionaires Sheldon Adelson & Larry Ellison, Bank Leumi BM & Bank Hapoalim BM, construction & support companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co & Volvo AB, 13 nonprofits, and the United States government.
A US appeals court has revived a $1 billion lawsuit by Palestinians seeking to hold billionaire Sheldon Adelson and more than 30 other pro-Israel defendants liable for alleged war crimes and support of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Being attacked for dropping the US annual contribution to UNRWA from $364 million to $60 million, US Ambassador Nikki Haley blasts Islamic nations for ‘talking big’ from the UN, but loath to support the Palestinians, outing Iran, Tunisia, Algeria who gave UNRWA nothing at all in 2017, with Pakistan and Egypt each giving $20,000.
BY TOVAH LAZAROFF
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley took the international community to task for failing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to support for the Palestinians.
UN member states, in particular the Arab countries, are quick to speak volumes about the Palestinians, but are suddenly absent when it comes to writing a check, Haley told the UN Security Council on Tuesday as it held its monthly meeting on the Middle East in New York. Continue Reading »