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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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Hezbollah’s War against ISIS

Despite Hezbollah’s radical Islamist ideology, they are opposed to ISIS and are working with local Christians within Lebanon to fight a war against the Sunni extremist terror group. Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran, is Shia, while ISIS is Sunni. Hezbollah, despite its radical Islamist ideology, considers ISIS to be a major security threat, according […]

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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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Palestinian Official Daily: “The U.S. Established ISIS”

Palestinian Official Daily: “The U.S. Established ISIS”

ISIS poses a threat to the entire Middle East region. They seek to conquer Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and perhaps also Turkey after they are done with Iraq and Syria. Nevertheless, the official Palestinian Authority daily accuses the U.S. of establishing ISIS, instead of blaming their growth on sectarian tensions and the rise […]

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Palestinian Leader Mudar Zahran: “Hamas Gaining Popularity in the West Bank”

Palestinian Leader Mudar Zahran: “Hamas Gaining Popularity in the West Bank”

The head of the Palestinian community in Jordan Mudar Zahran, who is presently living in the West Bank and reporting live what is happening in Operation Protective Edge, stresses that Gazans now hate Hamas more than Israel, but Palestinians in the West Bank now are increasingly supporting Hamas. JerusalemOnline reported this week that the mass […]

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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 rocket fire. Too many […]

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ANALYSIS: America Should Change Its Iraq Policy

ANALYSIS: America Should Change Its Iraq Policy

The U.S. should not help Shia Islamists to the detriment of Sunni Islamists. The U.S. should support toleration and moderation in Iraq. Their current policies don’t do this. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently stated that it would be a serious mistake to ease pressure on Iran in the nuclear talks in exchange for help […]

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Mordechai Kedar: “Iraq Should Be Broken Up Into Homogeneous States”

Mordechai Kedar: “Iraq Should Be Broken Up Into Homogeneous States”

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a prominent Middle East scholar at Bar Ilan University, told an audience at the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel that the United States made a great mistake by not dividing Iraq into three states, one Kurdish, one Sunni, and one Shia. He believes that this mistake led to a situation […]

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Egyptian Jewish Leader: Sisi Will Bring Egypt in a Cosmopolitan Direction

Egyptian Jewish Leader: Sisi Will Bring Egypt in a Cosmopolitan Direction

Levana Zamir, the head of the International Association of Jews from Egypt, stressed that Sisi is bringing Egypt in a more cosmopolitan and less hateful direction. She believes that it is good for everyone that he is Egypt’s President. Levana Zamir, the head of the International Association of Jews from Egypt, told the Foreign Policy […]

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Jordanian Palestinian Leader Condemns Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

Jordanian Palestinian Leader Condemns Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

Mudar Zahran, a Jordanian Palestinian political dissident journalist who aspires to overthrow the Hashemite Monarchy and personally establish a Palestinian majority democracy in Jordan, has condemned the Fatah-Hamas unity deal. He called for a Palestinian majority democratic state in Jordan to serve as an alternative to Hamas-Fatah totalitarian rule. Zahran, while condemning the Hamas-Fatah unity […]

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Exploiting Christian Imagery to Denounce Israel during Pope’s Visit

Exploiting Christian Imagery to Denounce Israel during Pope’s Visit

  During Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land, the Palestinians utilized Christian symbols in order to demonize Israel. No official Palestinian source took advantage of the opportunity to make a peace gesture towards Israel. Pope Francis recently visited the Holy Land in an effort to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. He made a […]

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Turkish Dissident Journalist: “Erdogan Behaves Like a Sultan”

Turkish Dissident Journalist: “Erdogan Behaves Like a Sultan”

Recently, over 300 Turkish citizens were killed after a mine exploded and caught on fire. In the wake of this disaster, there have been massive protests in Turkey calling upon Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign. They view him to be personally responsible for the disaster. As a result, Erdogan’s government has begun […]

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Freedom House: The Turkish Press is No Longer Free

Freedom House: The Turkish Press is No Longer Free

Freedom House has recently noted that the Turkish press has entered into the not free category and that there has been a gradual decline in freedom of the press within the Turkish republic. Erdogan and his government are outraged, yet offer no counter proof. Hurriyet Daily News reported this week that Turkish Prime Minister Recep […]

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ANALYSIS: Sixty-Six Years of Yearning for Peace

ANALYSIS: Sixty-Six Years of Yearning for Peace

As Israelis celebrate sixty-six years of independence, they recall that they still have not managed to make peace with the Muslim world. However, despite the difficult situation, they continue to seek peace with their Muslim neighbors. Israelis are celebrating sixty-six years of being an independent country. As a state, they have thrived economically, scientifically, educationally, […]

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About the Author

Rachel Avraham
Rachel Avraham

Rachel Avraham is the President of the Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi Center for Human Rights in Middle East (under formation) and is a political analyst at the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights. She is also a fellow at the Haym Salomon Center, a news and public policy group. For over 6 years, she has been an Israel-based journalist, specializing in radical Islam, abuses of human rights and minority rights, counter-terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syria, Iran, Kurdistan and other issues of importance. Avraham is the author of “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab Media," a ground-breaking book endorsed by Former Israel Consul General Yitzchak Ben Gad and Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara that discusses how the media exploits the life stories of Palestinian female terrorists in order to justify wanton acts of violence. Avraham has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University. She received her BA in Government and Politics with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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