Op-ed: Detailing how the Levantine state dug itself into its current predicament, Lebanon offers a tragic case in point of how “anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.”
By Sean Durns
(JNS) “One of the lessons that we learn from studying Jewish history,” the historian Paul Johnson observed, “is that anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.” Lebanon offers a tragic case in point.
Damage after the Beirut explosion. Aug 2020. – Photo courtesy: Mehr News Agency via Wikimedia
Aug. 4 marked the one-year anniversary of the Port of Beirut explosion, in which a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded, killing at least 218 people, injuring hundreds more and leaving thousands homeless. Continue Reading »
Whether or not the elections Abbas has planned in May will actually happen, the demon is out of the bottle, and with the infighting between the ‘Old Guard’ PLO members from Tunisia vs the local Palestinians, the end of PLO’s political supremacy in the West Bank seems near.
By Pinhas Inbari
When Palestinian elections were first discussed, the spotlight immediately turned to the struggle between Fatah and Hamas and the fear that under cover of the elections, Hamas would infiltrate the West Bank. But it soon became clear that the story was not Fatah against Hamas, but Fatah against Fatah. 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 »
PLO plans to hold Biden to his campaign promise to reopen PLO office in Washington DC, used to plan & organize BDS and ‘Apartheid Week’ events on American university campuses, following the office’s closure in 2018 after refusing Trump’s demand to end ‘Pay-to-Slay’.
Senor Palestinian Liberation Organization official Dr. Nabil Shaath said that if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins instead of US President Donald Trump in American elections November 3, the organization would request the reopening of its office in Washington, D.C., according to The Times of Israel Monday.
Nabil Shaath expresses his feeling for Australia.- Screenshot: PMW, YouTube
“We will immediately call for the reopening of the office, although it may take some time to implement it,” he said. 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’.
When thousands of released KGB documents became available with the collapse of the USSR, the Palestinian leadership panicked.
Now, anti-Zionist activists are trying to keep their real origin from the public, of how the ‘Palestinian People’ were invented by the KGB during the Cold War to disrupt American foreign policy and keep the Mid-East unstable for the expansion of Soviet influence. Continue Reading »
PLO chief Erekat claims that the timing of the UN’s internal investigation of graft and sexual misconduct among UNRWA’s senior management was “consistent with US and Israeli efforts to dry up the resources of UNRWA.“
– Erekat also accused the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium of “undermining the rights of Palestinian refugees” for suspending their funding of UNRWA.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian leadership is worried that the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) may not be renewed this year due to charges of corruption in the agency.
The Palestinians are also concerned about the recent decision of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium to temporarily suspend funding for UNRWA in the aftermath of allegations of graft and sexual misconduct among the its senior management. Continue Reading »
Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi warns Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro over his vow to maintain his campaign-promise to relocate Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem as, “provocative and illegal.”
By Elad Benari
Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi on Friday condemned Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s announcement that he would move his country’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
“These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilize security and stability in the region,” Ashrawi, a member of the PLO executive committee, told AFP.
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (left) and PLO official Hanan Ashrawi (right) – Photos: Wikimedia
“It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance against international law,” she said, referring to a small number of countries supporting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there. Continue Reading »
Demanding to hold out until all Palestinian conditions are realized, the head of Palestinian National Council says the PLO must thwart any autonomous Arab rule that the Israelis may conceded to them for the West Bank.
By Dalit Halevi
Zanoun added that the entire Palestinian people, women, children, young and old, would not surrender or sell the Palestinian rights for money (a hint to the US peace plan) and would continue to cling to their land out of loyalty to the “shaheeds” (martyrs -ed.) and the sacrifice of the prisoners and the wounded.
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Hiding under the cover of the thick black toxic smoke from hundreds of burning tires on Gaza’s border with Israel, Palestinian rioters hurl rocks and hand granades at IDF soldiers.
The PLO, basically run by PA kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas and claimant to being “the sole representative of the Palestinian ‘people’,” has informed the UN that their Special Coordinator, “is no longer acceptable to the state of Palestine,” for bypassing Abbas to attain a cease-fire between Hamas & Israel.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) informed the UN chief that Nickolay Mladenov has overstepped his role as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process by pursuing negotiations with Hamas and trying to recruit aid into the Gaza Strip from other Arab countries.
PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Ahmed Majdalan said that Mladenov “is no longer acceptable to the state of Palestine,” local media reported. Continue Reading »
Al-Jazeera reports that after the State Department finally closed the PLO mission in Washington, the Trump administration continues to up the pressure on the PA president, now expelling their envoy and his family immediately, while closing all U.S. bank accounts linked to the Palestinian Authority and the PLO.
By Elad Benari
The United States is intensifying its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday evening that the US administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in banks across the United States.
The US is not confirming the report at the moment, but the State Department hinted last week after the closure of the PLO’s mission in Washington that there would be further steps against the Palestinian Arabs. Continue Reading »
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, announced that PLO mission office in Washington was officially closed due to Palestinian entrenchment over the past 10 months in refusing to engage in peace talks.
By The Associated Press
The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday, citing the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel, prompting the Palestinians to accuse the administration of dismantling decades of US engagement with them.
The State Department said the US step—the latest in a series targeting the Palestinians—came after a review of the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization centered on the fact that no “direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel” are underway despite previous warnings. Continue Reading »
As the Palestinians face massive cuts in US donations and political support by the EU is diminishing, the Palestinian autocrat remains intransigent, promising more uncompromising, “fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months,” to the PLO Executive Committee in Ramallah.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinians were planning to make “fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months.”
He did not specify the nature of the decisions being considered. However, Abbas said that they would be presented to the PLO Central Council for approval. Continue Reading »