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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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Israel and Iran: Drone On

Israel and Iran: Drone On

Iran claims to have shot down an Israeli stealth drone flying above Natanz, located deep within Iran and home to one of the Islamic Republic’s key uranium enrichment sites.

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PA Leader Jibril Rajoub Calls to Slaughter the Jews

PA Leader Jibril Rajoub Calls to Slaughter the Jews

Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Palestinian Authority Sports Authority and the Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, announced that Fatah has made a “political decision” to support slaughtering Jews who live in settlements, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

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Canadian and Australian Policy on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Canadian and Australian Policy on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Both Israeli and Palestinian civilians are suffering in the wake of Operation Protective Edge. However, both Canada and Australia offer different ideas from the U.S. on how best to respond to the situation.

As Operation Protective Edge continues, both Israeli and Gazan civilians are suffering. Israeli civilians are living constantly under …

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Facebook and the Middle East Conflict: The Saga of the Sisyphus of Social Media

Facebook and the Middle East Conflict: The Saga of the Sisyphus of Social Media

About two months ago, Mike Hudack, the Director of Product at Facebook, in a rant about the current state of our news consumption, posted this on his Facebook wall:
…And we come to Ezra Klein. The great Ezra Klein of Wapo and msnbc. The man who, while a partisan, does not …

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Gaza: The Failure of Non-Negotiation

Gaza: The Failure of Non-Negotiation

The renewed turmoil in Gaza — the third such clash since Hamas seized power there in 2007 — has elicited a great deal of commentary, as it deserves to do. Much of it, however, focuses on the facts of the moment rather than the underlying causes. Indeed, even the fairly …

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What Gazans Want

What Gazans Want

As the war between Israel and Hamas nears the two-week mark, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) released the results of a very relevant poll. A survey of Palestinians conducted from June 15 to June 17 found that 70 percent of Gaza respondents agreed that Hamas should maintain a …

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