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Palestine: Hope Amidst Repression

Palestine: Hope Amidst Repression

The growing insecurity in Jerusalem and other parts of Israel proper and the occupied territories are simply the symptoms of a more complex political issue that has been neglected and exploited.

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A Few Thoughts on Israel at the UN

A Few Thoughts on Israel at the UN

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu recently spoke at the UN General Assembly meeting on behalf of the Jewish state.

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What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

On the eve of the Israeli elections back in March, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu proclaimed that there would be no Palestinian state under his watch. This created an international outcry and he quickly walked the statement back after a great success on election day.

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Netanyahu: Unwelcome But Undeterred

Netanyahu: Unwelcome But Undeterred

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are at it again.

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Palestinian Incitement behind Synagogue Terror Attack

Palestinian Incitement behind Synagogue Terror Attack

In the wake of five Israeli citizens being murdered in a brutal terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, the Palestinian Authority leadership and media continue to call for violence against Israeli civilians.

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Palestinian Authority Forbids Peace with Israel

Palestinian Authority Forbids Peace with Israel

Abu Mazen’s Adviser on Religious and Islamic Affairs stressed that it is not only against Hamas ideology but also that of the Palestinian Authority to sign any peace agreement with Israel.

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Netanyahu’s Reactions

Netanyahu’s Reactions

Tensions are currently high in Israel, even by Israeli standards.

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Zivotofsky v. Kerry: Will Executive Privilege Trump Israel Advocacy?

Zivotofsky v. Kerry: Will Executive Privilege Trump Israel Advocacy?

The disputed status of Jerusalem will ostensibly be under review by the U.S. Supreme Court today. Zivotofsky v. Kerry asks whether the president’s so-called “foreign affairs power” — based on his textual duty to “receive ambassadors and other public ministers” — ousts Congress from directing foreign policy.

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Candid Discussions: Avinoam Bar-Yosef on the State of Israel and Jewish Diaspora Relations

Candid Discussions: Avinoam Bar-Yosef on the State of Israel and Jewish Diaspora Relations

Avinoam Bar-Yosef is the President and the Founding Director of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPI), an independent policy planning think tank based in Jerusalem.

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ANALYSIS: Palestinian Authority Incitement behind Jerusalem Unrest

ANALYSIS: Palestinian Authority Incitement behind Jerusalem Unrest

As the level of Palestinian incitement calling for violence against Jews in Jerusalem increases, two terror attacks were implemented, Palestinian riots within the Holy City intensify, and Fatah called for a day of rage. The prospects for a Palestinian-Israeli peace seem more distant than ever.

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Obama and Netanyahu: Smiles and Ice

Obama and Netanyahu: Smiles and Ice

Obama and Netanyahu enjoyed a very cordial meeting this week at the White House. One hour later, the White House and the State Department issued a rebuke to continued settlement activity in East Jerusalem, employing particularly harsh language against Israel.

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Fatah Building Rockets To Use in the Next War

Fatah Building Rockets To Use in the Next War

Palestinian Media Watch reported that a journalist for RT TV was brought to a rocket production facility in Gaza where Fatah’s military wing, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was building rockets supposedly to use in the next war against the “Zionist enemy.”

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Fatah Official: “There Is No Difference between Hamas and ISIS”

Fatah Official: “There Is No Difference between Hamas and ISIS”

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) recently reported that Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi stressed in a TV interview on Al Awda TV that Hamas is no better than ISIS.

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Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: “BDS Hopes To Destroy Israel”

Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: “BDS Hopes To Destroy Israel”

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, speaking at the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, emphasized that the BDS Movement hopes to destroy Israel politically. He asserted they hope to succeed where the Arab armies and terrorist organizations failed.

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Palestinian Authority Indirectly Uses American Money to Fund Terrorism

Palestinian Authority Indirectly Uses American Money to Fund Terrorism

The Palestinian Authority has officially distanced itself from funding the salaries of Palestinian terrorists. But in reality, nothing has really changed. The PA will transfer American and European money to the PLO, who in turn will pay the salaries of Palestinian terrorists sitting in Israeli jails.

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