Politics

Palestine, Bigfoot and other fairy tales

by Michael Freund The Jerusalem Post February 25, 2014 http://www.michaelfreund.org/14460/palestine-ahmad-adwan What a welcome breath of fresh air: for the first time in recent memory, a Muslim scholar in Jordan has had the courage to speak out, demolishing the mythology and deceit that lie at the heart of the Palestinian narrative. In a post on his … Read more

The Escalation in Gaza

Shlomo Brom . http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6430 SUMMARY: The past week has seen significant escalation from the Gaza area, with the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip and Israeli responses to these launchings. There is concern that the dynamic of escalation will inevitably lead to a decision by Israel to initiate another large scale operation in the … Read more

When the Talks Fail Again

Dr. Mordechai Nisan The present and culminating political dead-end may hopefully evoke more reasonable thinking. When the present Israeli-Palestinian negotiations fail, and the mutual accusations ricochet against the diplomatic walls of acrimony, will a shred of simple truth be spoken? The bitterness of mutual recrimination, squabbling over responsibility and guilt, will recall earlier degenerate diplomatic … Read more